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Archive for August 2nd, 2015

St. Cloud, MN: Tiny pro-Somali group at Courthouse, large gathering at the VFW, media focuses on tiny group

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 2, 2015

Update August 3:  Unethical news media parrots union organizer suggesting speaker is “racist,” but never calls him for comment, here.

If you had no idea what was going on in St. Cloud, this story from the St. Cloud Times would not be very useful to bring you up to speed!

You might want to first start by reading our post from Thursday, here.

Union organizer, Jane Conrad, did some serious backpedaling after first planning a rally against a local VFW(Veterans of Foreign Wars for our readers elsewhere in the world!) that hosted local citizens wanting to hear about the economic and social costs of resettling more refugees in St. Cloud, MN***.  As we reported, she and a faculty member from St Cloud State University were clearly aiming to intimidate the Granite VFW Club for daring to allow diners to speak freely over their meal.  There is more at WND, here.

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Veterans and friends arrive at the Granite VFW Saturday to show support for the VFW and for the right of citizens to gather and express their first amendment rights. Photo courtesy a local resident.

Obviously, quickly seeing the error of taking on a venerable veterans group, she and her Somali supporters moved their demonstration down town.  You can read all about their tiny rally here at the St. Cloud Times where Conrad claims they are protesting a Minnesota citizen, Bob Enos, for talking about sharia law.

You might think Enos was some two-headed monster to listen to Conrad.  I wonder did the Times reporter seek comment from Enos?

Here is Mr. Enos giving a thoughtful presentation to a local government body recently.

Meanwhile the Times, other than a few photos tacked on at the end of the ‘news’ story, doesn’t tell readers about the huge and friendly gathering of veterans and friends supporting the VFW (which remember was the original target of Ms. Conrad and Professor Mark Jaede).

And, what a coincidence the St. Cloud Times also published a pro-more-Somali-refugees opinion piece at the same time!

SC Times columnist Patrick Henry, who previously said this, is trotted out for the occasion!  How convenient is this timing!

” Minnesota’s 5th District Rep. Keith Ellison’s taking his oath of office on Jefferson’s copy of the Quran was a quintessential American moment…..the portrait of America as a Christian nation is groundless.”

Guess we know where he is coming from!

I have no time or energy to rebut yesterday’s opinion piece by Patrick Henry, retired executive director of the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research who has zero understanding of the finances involved with federal refugee resettlement grants and contracts and that is precisely why Mr. Enos’ call for serious fiscal studies is vitally important now.

Patrick Henry

This is Patrick Henry, a Times columnist brought out at just the right time to back the Times reporting. See what he said in April about how we are not a Christian nation. Then shouldn’t it follow that Lutheran Social Services or any religious group should not receive government funding?

Here is how the St. Cloud Times opens its ‘news’ story today:

A group of St. Cloud-area residents took to the stairs in front of the Stearns County Courthouse to protest an anti-immigration speaker who visited St. Cloud earlier this week.

Jane Conrad, a field representative for the East Central Area Labor Council, planned the rally after Bob Enos, of Willmar, appeared at an event booked at the Veterans of Foreign Wars speaking out against refugees and Sharia, the Islamic law.

“We know we have issues in our community and we know they exist, but we don’t need people coming in and mixing it up and creating more problems,” Conrad said. “You’re welcome to come in and be a part of our community, but don’t create division.”

Worried that some citizens may be confused that Conrad and her group were speaking out against the VFW, Conrad made it clear they support troops and veterans and were strictly protesting Enos.

Enos, oh right!  It is all about Enos!

Develop alternative media!

I guess what I am trying to say to all of you:   it is time, past time! for the citizens of St. Cloud to develop their own alternative media.  And, this applies to all of you in ‘Pockets of Resistance’.  You do not have to depend on the local biased newspaper to reach like-minded people.  I started RRW when my local paper wouldn’t publish FACTS about refugees and the cost to our community.

One of the first things I would post at your new publication are the financial facts about Lutheran Social Service of MN that clearly Patrick Henry has no clue about!

Write a website or a blog to put out your research and your opinions!  Maybe find another small newspaper that is willing to publish your information.  Definitely use conservative talk radio.  Put papers like the St. Cloud Times out of business, or at least begin to diminish their readership!

Or, consider this!  Concerned citizens in Twin Falls, ID  (a pocket of resistance) are printing up literature and taking it door-to-door to get around their own biased press!

This post is filed in our new category Pockets of Resistance’ to help all of you better understand the tactics that will be used against you and how to counter them.

*** Just a reminder, the city of St. Cloud is a UN/US State Department preferred resettlement site right along with Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , , | 11 Comments »

RRW weekly roundup for week ending August 1, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 2, 2015

For new readers, we try to report every week on which of our stories garnered the most interest during the previous week.

This week’s number one post is from 2013!  I usually am never able to figure out why some old post, all of a sudden, makes the big time.  This one obviously struck a cord and someone sent it out through social media. Maybe something new happened in Noel, Missouri (where Tyson Foods is destroying the town) that I missed?   I don’t know.

Or, could it be that since Democrat Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is making sense and saying that immigration DOES HURT AMERICAN WORKERS some people are finding examples of it?  Here is how our Number One post for this week begins:

It is not often I agree with anything from “Progressives,” but when a reader sent me this piece from Progressives for Immigration Reform I couldn’t believe my eyes.  It is more on the report we posted the other day on Noel, Missouri and the poverty the town is experiencing as it is flooded with mostly REFUGEE laborers for Tyson Foods.

How on earth our federal CHURCH contractors can be aiding and abetting this travesty continues to be beyond my understanding.

So here then are the Top Three Posts of the week (Top Daily Posts are in the right hand side bar):

1) Progressives: Tyson Foods exploits immigrant labor, destroys small towns

2) Texas Congressman introduces bill to suspend Refugee Resettlement Program!

3) St. Cloud, MN: AFL-CIO operative using intimidation tactics, stirs racial unrest….

By the way, on #3 here, I think Ms. Jane Conrad is out of step with Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders.  She hasn’t gotten the message yet that American workers (and wages!) are hurt by the flood of immigrant low-skilled labor coming into Minnesota—imported with the help of federal contractors like Lutheran Social Service and Catholic Charities!  I wonder when these union organizers will focus on the big fat salaries of CEOs like the one leading Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.

Top Ten Countries from which readers arrived at RRW are these (excluding the US):





New Zealand






Youtube video headed to One Million Views!

And on my first Youtube that we are trying to push to 1 million views—-it is up to 878,219 as of this morning!  And, this will give you a laugh, it seems that the federal contractors have an internal document that seeks to rebut each of my points.   They are that concerned that they feel they need to answer what I say!

Don’t miss the video on 65,000 Syrians, it is actually more important than the first video.  See also Jim Simpson’s 5-minute presentation on the Red-Green Axis to erase America, here.

For new readers, please go to a previous weekly round-up here for instructions on how to get the most out of your visits to RRW.

Posted in blogging, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: | 3 Comments »

Europe’s refugees: Here come the infectious diseases

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 2, 2015

Invasion of Europe News….

This latest disease is not one that immediately comes to mind like TB and HIV/AIDS that we usually hear about.  BTW, American readers should know that even our “screened” refugees are permitted entry into the US with TB and HIV.

From Outbreak News Today (never heard of it, but maybe it is time to follow this news site!).  Story titled:  ‘Europe reporting imported cutaneous diphtheria in refugees’

People are fleeing certain African and Middle Eastern countries in large numbers and many are headed to the countries of Europe. In fact, one report notes that about 5,000 people flee Eritrea each month, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN refugee agency.

One of the things that can come from refugees and asylum seekers are infectious diseases contracted in their home country.

Europe is currently reporting cases of cutaneous diphtheria in asylum seekers to several countries to include Denmark, Sweden and Germany. To date, nine cases have been reported by the three nations.

The disease is contagious and can be deadly.  More problems and expense for Europe’s socialized medical system.

Go here for our ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive.  And, for new readers, you should know that we have a ‘health issues’ category, here (with 278 previous posts on health problems of refugees).

Posted in Africa, Asylum seekers, Europe, health issues | Tagged: , | 4 Comments »

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