Only one more month and we celebrate our 9th birthday here at Refugee Resettlement Watch. (I say ‘we’ because RRW was started with the help of my longtime good friend Judy.) Time flies when you are having fun they say!
Thanks all of you for staying with RRW (some of you for years)!
Posting is going to be a little light in the coming days because it’s hay-making time on the farm and my family has an important gathering coming up.
I have been planning to write a post about the comments (the reviews) at Amazon about my little book, but never got to it. You might want to check them out if you have a few minutes (there are 94 reviews). The ones I liked best are the critical ones especially:
This is what fear-mongering looks like. And she gets paid for it (Christine Heller)
Deliberately arousing public fear without meaningful contribution (Chris P.)
Ann Cprcoran makes me throw up (B.Davin)
As for the first comment, Christine, I don’t get paid for what I do. A small stipend to write the booklet, but you can get it free at the Center for Security Policy website! I have also received an occasional small honorarium to speak (from private organizations and not from the US taxpayer!).
The work I do has been my charitable contribution to America all these years, however, that may change as readers have urged me to add a donation button to RRW. I’m still thinking about it.
Now, to the Top Three most visited posts in the month of May:
And here are the Top Ten Countries from which visitors arrived at RRW (in descending order and not including the USA):
For New Readers (or longtime readers who have forgotten!)
I’ve started a new blog so that I can write about Election 2016, immigration (the only issue that matters!) and any fun thing I feel like posting. Go to American Resistance 2016! and subscribe.
We have over 7,600 posts archived at RRW extending back to the summer of 2007. Use the search window with a few key words to look for information (LOL! before you send an e-mail asking me to find things for you!).
I’ve been tweeting a lot and sometimes if I can’t write about a story you send, I tweet it. See my twitter feed (3,124 followers at this moment) in the right-hand side bar. Even if you aren’t on twitter, you should be able to open the links to the news embedded in the tweet. I am@RefugeeWatcher.
Likewise you might want to ‘like’ and follow RRW’s facebook page, here. See it also in the left-hand side bar. It is over 20,000 likes now.
If you are looking for fellow grassroots activists in ‘pockets of resistance’ see the Refugee Resisters facebook page here (Jim Simpson).
All previous round-ups and this one are archived in a category simply called ‘blogging.’
My video about how the refugee program works is here (over 2.4 million views as of this writing).
All comments you submit are screened and we don’t post threats of violence, most foul language, or ad hominem attacks on other commenters. Sometimes I am away from the computer for many hours, so you may not see your comment posted quickly. And, lately I’ve noticed a delay by wordpress in sending me your comments.
As much as I would love to see you all in your hometowns, I hate speaking. I think I am more useful right here researching and writing. However, I am thinking of a project for this summer that might take me to other states, but that is still in the ‘planning’ stage. I’ll know more soon.
Refugee Resettlement Watch is an entirely volunteer project by me—I haven’t raised funds or advertised. I am a free agent! No one pays me (in case my critics think I work for some monstrous evil outfit). Therefore, I have no staff, no help, and so if I don’t answer the hundreds of e-mails I get every day, you know why! And, I do apologize! ***Update*** I recently added a donation button to RRW to help defray some of my costs of producing this website. Small donations are greatly appreciated!
P.S. There is so much happening on this subject that I would welcome (I encourage!) others to start blogs on the topic, either to cover your local and state issues or even to pick up more of the load nationally! It does your community no good if you research, find important information (perhaps damning information) and then don’t share it widely!