“Having this in my backyard ruins everything about why we moved out here in the first place.” (Stacy Hermiller a neighbor to the proposed site) In my previous post I told you about the Trump Administration deal with China to supply Montana beef to China. To facilitate the deal, a Chinese company will build a … Continue reading Canadian meatpacker wants a piece of Montana too!
“It’s a really smart place for China to put in investment and to partner with Montana to have a really good packing industry and processing plant here.” (Fred Wacker, rancher) You know the phrase often used during Obama’s tenure in the Oval—changing America by changing the people. Well, that’s what is happening because greedy global … Continue reading Changing America one meatpacker at a time, now it’s Montana’s turn
Update December 29, 2016: Michael Leahy at Breitbart has a good piece on Montana here also. This is an Associated Press story that ran on Christmas day so not sure how many of you saw it. For background, Montana had a small refugee program many years ago, but up until this year it was alone … Continue reading AP says Montana is an example of anti-refugee sentiment spilling forth in wake of Trump victory
A reader recently commented that the new International Rescue Committee office was being silent on how many refugees they were getting. It is easy enough to check at Wrapsnet.org. For new readers, see our archive on the huge (and still on-going) controversy about the office that is now resettling third worlders from Africa and the … Continue reading Which refugees have gone to Missoula, Montana’s new resettlement office?
Sheesh! Just like the 60 Minutes ‘story’ I couldn’t bring myself to watch, I can’t listen to this B.S. from race- baiting NPR reporter SHEREEN MARISOL MERAJI. See her bio. I traveled to Montana and met the truly wonderful people (the same ones she is disparaging) in the Flathead this past summer who have legitimate … Continue reading NPR sends ‘Islam expert’ (not!) SHEREEN MARISOL MERAJI to Montana
It couldn’t be a clearer demonstration of what I’ve been saying for years. Pay attention prospective ‘welcoming’ communities! Once a federal contractor gets an office established, your town will have NO CONTROL over how many will come and where they will come from. And, LOL!, for all of you getting a run-around from your contractor … Continue reading Lesson from Missoula, Montana: They will lie to you!
Update: Be sure to see the mayor of Missoula’s op-ed of a few days ago. Not so much for what he says, but for the large numbers of comments on both sides of the issue. Makes you realize that there is a huge divide in Montana about whether it is wise to bring in the … Continue reading First African refugees arrive in Montana; Helena advocates say they will wait until after November for theirs
Editor: I am still combing through my hundreds of e-mails to find the testimony you sent to the US State Department in response to the DOS request for public comment on the “size and scope” of the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program for FY2017. The day before the deadline for submission of testimony I noticed (maybe … Continue reading Testimony to the US State Department from Paul in Montana
Editor: This is another copy of testimony submitted in response to my offer to post testimony that readers have sent, or are sending, to the US State Department before May 19th. Your testimony can be long or short, more detailed or less so. Just send something! And, then be sure to copy it to your … Continue reading Testimony to US State Department from Elena in Montana
Update April 28th: A little inside baseball about how Missoula got so lucky to get a refugee office, click here. Have you been following our posts on the plan to open Montana to refugee resettlement? If not, click here for background (no time for rehashing!) In this news story from the Missoula Independent about a phony letter … Continue reading Surprise! Missoula, Montana expected to get mostly Muslim refugees after all