RRW weekly roundup for week ending July 11, 2015

Perhaps the most interesting thing (to me anyway) that we reported this past week was yesterday’s post on “Pockets of Resistance.”

However, we’ll see if it turns up in the Top Three Posts next week.

In the meantime, here are the Top most-viewed posts this past week.   Top daily posts are in the right hand sidebar.

1)  Aljazeera article about Temporary Protected Status for Syrians tips us off—thousands of Syrians in US illegally

2) St. Cloud residents hammer Rep. Emmer on Refugee Program; Somali teen murders African American

3)  African population booming in Minnesota; sending millions of dollars back to Africa

Also, much to my surprise, my introductory Youtube video is now over 700,000 views, help it reach 1 million!

Top Ten Countries from which readers arrived at RRW, excluding the US of course:

Germany (Germans must be worried and they probably can’t talk about their worries as freely as we can)






European Union

New Zealand



For new readers!

Since we get new readers every day, here is my usual spiel with two points I need to continue to make:

First, we do screen our comments (sometimes I don’t get to them right away!) and I don’t post any that threaten any kind of violence or ones filled with foul language.  An occasional expletive might slip in if the comment is otherwise a good one.  You are always free to disagree with our point of view if you follow those two simple rules.

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This is where you can find information (in addition to our fact sheet). We have over 6,700 posts.

*  See our categories (left hand sidebar, now a drop-down)

*  Also, we have a great search function and since the categories go all the way back to our first posts more than eight years ago, use the search window with a few key words.  You might want to first try your city, state, or country to see what we have reported from there over the years.

Readers from Europe should search for key words ‘Invasion of Europe’ for all of our many posts on the migration crisis on the Continent.

By the way, our category entitled ‘where to find information’ is filled with reports and documents, but with 358 posts archived there, it is pretty unwieldy now.

Past weekly roundups can be found in our category entitled ‘blogging.’

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