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Archive for January 8th, 2018

IRC’s Miliband: our organization’s very existence is being threatened

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 8, 2018

David Miliband the king

Miliband in The Guardian when he lost a bid to be the head of the UK Labor Party to his brother “Red Ed.” He subsequently took the sweet gig in Manhattan with the IRC. Photo and story:  https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2011/jun/10/david-miliband-labour-leadership-speech

 

According to a global development news site’s interview with David Miliband, CEO of the giant International Rescue Committee (one of the nine contractors*** which place refugees in your towns), Miliband is worried for the future of his organization and presumably the refugee industry in general.

Not just for one year, or four years but going forward.

He doesn’t say it explicitly but what has happened over the last ten years is a gradual erosion of a feel good reaction by the general public (around the world!) when they hear the word “refugee” making it harder to sell resettlement almost anywhere.

Why the “backlash?”  Whose fault is that?

It is Miliband’s fault, and others like him, who pull in huge salaries (Miliband makes over $600,000 annually) and at the same time lecture the average citizen, whose life changes when his town is overloaded with impoverished people, about being racist and xenophobic.

Adding insult to injury it is the average American who is paying for it all with our tax dollars. (The IRC is over 66% funded from the US Treasury.)

It is about operating in secrecy and giving off airs that the leaders of the refugee industry are smarter than average Americans, so those Americans don’t need to know about the plans for their cities and towns (and countries in some places).

It is about painting every refugee as pure as the driven snow (and just like us) instead of ever admitting that there are some rotten apples in the barrel and some cultures will never be compatible with western civilization.

It is about using refugees for their own political aims (not to mention as cheap labor for globalist friends!).

It is about bragging that they are the humanitarians and as such have more rights than the rest of us to speak about, and to determine, immigration policy.

Frankly they are elitist and arrogant and clearly have learned nothing about what the election of Donald Trump means.

Here is how Devex begins a long report on complaints from Miliband.

It is not a “demonization” of all refugees! Look in the mirror, it is really you Mr. Miliband and other refugee contractors (and your hard Left politics) that is hurting the image of most refugees.

NEW YORK — A “demonization” of refugees is threatening the International Rescue Committee’s basic mission and existence, suddenly placing them “on the defensive,” said IRC president and chief executive officer David Miliband in an interview with Devex.

This tightening shift in political tone and policy from the United States and Europe has practical effects on country offices, but also presents an urgency to the basic workings of the International Rescue Committee, which reached 26 million people in 2016, with international programs that totaled about $570 million. [We learn later in the article that the IRC has 15,000 employees!—ed]

“Suddenly, we’re on the defensive,” to back the basic premise of refugees, a bedrock of America’s beginnings, Miliband says.

[Do we really need a British national lecturing us about America’s beginnings?—ed]

“That’s very striking. It prompts some people to want to support us, which is good, but it also creates a climate in which our clients [here he means refugees—ed] are more afraid, [in] which our staff are more afraid,” Miliband said in a recent interview in his New York office. [What is the staff afraid of, losing their jobs in Manhattan?—ed]

“And so the big question is not just a one year question, or a four year question. The very existence of the [IRC’s] program is under question and so it’s part of our job is to raise the alarm about what’s happening.”

Raise the alarm?

How about changing how you treat Americans as racists and idiots (to be kept in the dark) because we don’t see immigration policy the same way you do?

There is much more about the arrogant David Miliband, here, if you feel like reading it!

Not much new there for us as you can see in my huge file on Miliband by clicking here.

***These are the nine (arrogant and elitist) federal refugee contractors. The Refugee Admissions Program will never be seriously reformed as long as this system of hiring contractors whose income depends on the number of refugees being admitted to the US continues.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , | 4 Comments »

Tennessee town welcomed Tyson Foods plant after residents of Kansas town revolted

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 8, 2018

For those of you following news about BIG MEAT, here is a story you need to read in its entirety at the Tennessee Star (hat tip: Joanne).

Citizens of small town America are beginning to understand that the arrival of a BIG MEAT plant will change their towns forever, and they don’t like it!

Corker supporting Tyson Foods

Welcoming another Tyson Foods plant to Tennessee are Republicans—Governor Haslam in center and “Little Bob” second from left.

We told you about the town of Humboldt, TN welcoming a new Tyson Foods plant promoted by Tennessee governor Haslam and Senator “Little Bob” Corker here in early December, but this is fascinating news.

And, it is so exciting to see investigative reporting at its finest!

Tennessee Star:

The decision by Tyson Foods to open a meat-packing plant in Humboldt, Tennessee, welcomed recently by Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon, came only after the facility was rejected by citizens in Tonganoxie, Kansas. The “big meat” company would have created approximately the same 1,500 jobs there that it says it will bring to rural Gibson County.

[….]

Reuters reported in November 2017 that the decision by Tyson Foods to switch over to Humboldt came only after “the No Tyson in Tongie” citizen-led opposition defeated a proposed Tyson plant in Tonganoxie, Kansas, a town not much smaller than Humboldt. Several Kansas state legislators also committed to opposing the proposed Tyson plant.

No-tyson-in-tongie-by-Doug-Conrad_

Citizen opposition in Tonganoxie, KS was “staggering”

Citizen opposition in the “Tongie” area was described as “staggering,” Twilight Greenaway reported at Moyers & Company, the website operated by far left journalist Bill Moyers.

That opposition was fueled in part by the secrecy in which the deal was arranged between Tyson executives and local officials until it was finally made public in September, Greenaway reported:

[Read what he said about the secrecy surrounding the plans for the plant, here]

Greenaway’s accounting of the “No Tyson in Tongie” defeat of Tyson Foods acknowledged that the issue of “new comers” arriving for meat-packing jobs also concerned residents. Greenaway notes that “most meat processing plants are now staffed almost entirely by immigrant and refugee populations from places like Somalia, Latin America and South Asia.”

For any of you concerned about your heartland towns and what BIG MEAT will bring, please read the whole story, here.

“The Jungle” here we come!

See my archive entitled ‘meatpackers’ here.

I also have many posts on Tyson Foods. Don’t miss this one where we learned that Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (one of the nine federal contractors supplying cheap labor to meatpackers) has a sweet deal with Tyson.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, The Opposition | Tagged: , , , | 4 Comments »

Mohamed is third most popular boy’s name in St. Cloud, MN

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 8, 2018

Did you see the news that in Austria it is number three as well? At Breitbart here a few days ago.

Since Pew Research can’t seem to get the numbers (and growth!) of the Muslim population accurately pinned down, maybe this informal way of gauging an increase where you live can be used!

St. Cloud hospital

St. Cloud Hospital costs for interpreter services have jumped dramatically since 2010.

Here Leo Hohmann at WND tells us Mohamed (spelling varies) is now the third most popular boys name in the maternity ward at St. Cloud hospital when in 2013 it wasn’t even in the top 20.

We already know this is happening in London and Paris. [And Austria!—ed]

St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota, came out with its annual list of top 10 most popular baby names for 2017, and No. 3 on the list of boys’ names was a bit of a surprise.

No. 1 – Henry
No. 2 – Liam
No. 3 – Mohamed
No. 4 – Jack
No. 5 – Nolan
No. 6 – William
No. 7 – Jackson
No. 8 – Logan
No. 9 – Wyatt
No. 10 – Grayson

The hospital has been publicizing its top baby names for boys and girls for as long as anyone can remember, but this is the first time the namesake of the Islamic prophet ended up in the top five.

In fact, as recently as 2013 the hospital published a list of its “Top 20” most popular baby names, and Mohamed was nowhere to be found.

But in 2015, the name Mohamed showed up for the first time, coming in at No. 6 on the list of boy’s names.

The vast majority of Muslims in Minnesota are refugees from Somalia, and the Somalis have large families. Just since 2002, the U.S. State Department, in cooperation with the United Nations, has distributed more than 54,000 Somali refugees into Minnesota cities and towns.

Cost of interpreters is through the roof!  

(The other day I told you again about the Bill Clinton executive order that requires this cost to be absorbed locally).

…..the St. Cloud Hospital has been struggling to keep up with heavy translator costs due to the large number of Somali men, women and children receiving medical attention. In 2010, the translation costs were about $400,000, but by fiscal 2017 those costs soared to $1.7 million. The city started getting large numbers of refugees in 2008, and 10 years later the demographics of the city have been completely transformed.

St. Cloud Hospital serves three counties: Stearns, Benton and Sherburne.

“These are big, big numbers, these numbers are huge,” said area resident Ron Branstner. “I have complained about these translation costs at schools, medical facilities, courts and 911 center to our local councils to no avail.

Continue reading, much more here.

I have an extensive archive on St. Cloud, click here, and learn about the resistance there.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, health issues, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , , , | 3 Comments »

 
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