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Letters to the editor on Syrian ‘refugees!’ An example of what you can do!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 30, 2015

We just mentioned a letter to the editor in Syracuse, NY that has stirred debate there about the mayor’s plea for the resettlement of more Syrian (mostly Muslim) refugees for that city.

Now, here (below) is a Letter to the editor from Montana in response to a cartoon featured at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle on September 22, 2015.


This is an excellent short letter that hits all the points you should be making where you live.  People ask me all the time, what can I do? This is something you can do!

The issue is hot and this is your time to respond to any mention of the Syrian invasion about to arrive on American shores (and into your towns).  In some ways, the outrageous demands (100,000, not properly screened, Syrians in one year) of the Hard Left (No Borders!) Resettlement Industry (quietly backed by RINO politicians looking for cheap immigrant labor for their big business donors), should be looked on as a blessing as Americans are waking up.

Please write letters to the editor in response to anything you see in your local papers on the issue.  The media (even Fox News I’m sorry to say!) itself is not going to give us a fair report, so you need to educate your fellow citizens. ***Update*** Be sure to check with your paper for the word count permitted!

From the Bozeman Daily Chronicle:

It’s astonishing how much is wrong with the editorial cartoon concerning putative Syrian refugees that the Chronicle printed on Sept. 22. (The cartoon shows Uncle Sam idling in a motorboat labeled “USA” and telling “Syrian refugees” swimming nearby to tread water while we run background checks on them.)

First, refugees are officially defined as people who have a “well-founded fear of persecution,” but being caught in Syria’s civil war, while obviously hazardous, isn’t persecution. So such people aren’t actually refugees.

Second, most of them aren’t Syrians, either! As the Wall Street Journal reported (“Migrants Pose as Syrians to Open Door to Asylum in Europe,” Sept. 12), there’s a brisk trade in stolen and counterfeit Syrian passports. As few as 10 percent of this human tsunami may be Syrians; some come from as far afield as Afghanistan.

Further, if these were predominantly people fleeing a war zone, they wouldn’t be 69 percent men (primarily men in their 20s), as reported by the UN Refugee Agency. Instead, most of these people are simply illegal immigrants from all over the Mideast and Africa who are using the chaos in Syria as cover to exit their own dysfunctional countries and move to the gravy-train welfare states of Western civilization.

And what about those background checks? Well, the FBI admitted to Congress that it can’t confirm identities or investigate histories of most people arriving from the strife-torn Mideast. For an explosive example of what this means, recall Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Chechen “refugees” who bombed the Boston Marathon.

So Europe should decline these faux refugees. The U.S. should too, especially considering that more than 90 percent of recent Mideast “refugees” here use food stamps and nearly 70 percent collect cash welfare.

Finally, your editors shouldn’t choose cartoons to publish based on uninformed sentimentality.

Brent Bledsoe


Incidentally Montana doesn’t have a refugee resettlement program at the moment, but efforts are underway there by the Lefties and their big business pals to get something started there.  See our post here in June.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, creating a movement, free speech, Muslim refugees, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , | 6 Comments »

Carson favorability numbers jump dramatically after Muslim President comments last Sunday

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 27, 2015

Update:  I just finished watching Chuck Todd on Meet the Press (the show where Carson made what you know Todd was expecting to become Carson’s fatal blow) and Todd never mentioned Carson at all today.  You know that if Todd had succeeded in killing Carson’s Presidential aspirations, it would have been one big brag fest at Meet the Depressed (as Rush calls it) today. Todd mentioned Rubio’s slight rise in the polls and Fioriana’s but not one word about Carson’s this week (as Carson moves into a virtual tie with Trump)!

Fox News has done everything it could, over the last week, to make sure commentators throughout the network ‘school’ Ben Carson on what he can and cannot say on Muslims in public office and sharia law.  Hah! Looks like Carson gets the last word!

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Reports: Carson hauls in a whopping $20 million in recent quarter! (from small donors!)

See our report last week, here.  And, don’t miss Andy McCarthy’s takedown of the increasingly pompous Dr. Krauthammer, here.

I’m about done with Fox News, but at least here they are reporting what they found (hopefully with egg on Mr. Murdoch’s face)!

From Fox News:

Hillary Clinton’s personal favorable ratings hit a low mark in the latest Fox News national poll, while Ben Carson’s ratings climb to new high in the wake of his news-generating comments on Muslims and the presidency.

Carson receives the best net favorable scores among all voters as well as self-identified Republicans. In addition, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush get the worst net scores overall, and Bush has the lowest score among Republicans.


The number of voters who have a positive opinion of Carson is up 20 percentage points: 46 percent now, up from 26 percent in May. Among Republicans the increase is even greater: 66 percent now view him favorably, up from 42 percent.

Interviewing for the poll started Sunday afternoon and went through Tuesday evening (September 20-22). That Sunday morning, Carson made news with remarks about Sharia law and why he would not support a hypothetical Muslim in the White House.

For more on the candidates we have a category called ‘2016 Presidential campaign’ where we archive everything we write that relates to immigration/refugees and the candidates.

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, free speech | Tagged: | 8 Comments »

Breaking: Ben Carson says a Muslim should not be President of the US; CAIR comes out with both barrels

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 20, 2015

Earlier this morning I happened to catch Ben Carson on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd and I was astounded that Carson very forcefully said that a Muslim should not be President because Islam was incompatible with the US Constitution.  I knew immediately that all hell was going to break loose for Carson.

Update:  Here is what Powerline blog says about Carson’s statement.  “He had better batten down the hatches.” Hat tip: Paul

Update #2:  I feel for you South Carolinians!  Lindsey Graham demands that Carson apologize to Muslims, here.  BTW, pundits on Fox this evening suggested that Carson’s remark was likely supported by 80% of the American public and would actually help his candidacy.

Update September 21:  Frank Gaffney at the Center for Security Policy agrees with Carson and explains why.  LOL! He suggests that Obama is actually doing everything a Muslim Prez. might do anyway!  Click here.

Update #2 on September 21:  Both Trump and Cruz hang Carson out to dry.  Click here to see what I think of Trump and Cruz tonight.

Update September 22:  Carson says a Muslim could be President if he rejects Sharia Law! Hang in there Ben!

Update September 27:  Carson vindicated with exploding favorability numbers.

Watch Carson answer here:

The same question was asked of Gov. John Kasich and he waffled all over the place.  Then CNN contributor, the GOP establishment water-carrier, Hugh Hewitt*** jumped in to criticize Carson saying there shouldn’t be a religious test, demonstrating Hewitt’s ignorance about Islam.  Islam is a complete political system inseparable from the ‘religious’ aspects of the ‘faith.’

Now we see that the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is all over Carson for daring to utter such a politically incorrect opinion.

Take action!

Even if Carson is not your #1 choice for the 2016 nomination, you must right now go to facebook, twitter, and your e-mail lists and drum up support for Carson and an opinion that readers here share.  Push back the inevitable Left wing trashers who are probably already at work kissing up to CAIR and calling for Carson to get out of the race!

By the way, earlier in the program Todd asked Trump about the Muslim incident in New Hampshire last week, where an audience member questioned Obama’s ‘faith,’ and Trump said it wasn’t his job to defend the President, implying that the President was big boy and could take care of himself.  Besides, he went on to say, I doubt Obama is going to defend me when someone at a public event says something about me that I don’t like.

You can reach the Carson campaign at twitter (@realBenCarson) and here at his website.  Send him a message and ask that he stand firm!

***See what Breitbart said about Hewitt here earlier this past week.

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, free speech, Stealth Jihad, The Opposition | Tagged: , | 17 Comments »

Al Jazeera: Stop saying the word “migrant” and call them all “refugees”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 26, 2015

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Invasion of Europe news….

We’ve seen this coming for some time—the word-police are out in force and want to be sure you stop using certain words to describe the “invasion” of Europe.

By the way, “invasion” is one of those words you are NOT to use, which is precisely why we won’t stop using it!

According to Al Jazeera, any “migrant” on the move even for economic reasons or for nefarious reasons is to be called a “refugee.”

We are seeing it right here in America as the illegal alien kids are rushing (LOL! swarming!) the US southern border and the Obama Administration and the resettlement contractors refer to them as “refugees” or “asylum seekers.”

Here is the Washington Post telling us about Al Jazeera:

Reading a British tabloid newspaper in 2015, you might wonder if Europe was again at risk of being conquered by the Mongol Empire. The continent is under “siege,” the papers report, facing an “invasion” from a “horde.” Parts of Europe have become like a “war zone,” they say, as “marauding” foreigners “swarm” the borders. The reality, of course, is that there is no army at the gates. The migrants that cause Europe such angst aren’t arriving in warships. Instead, most arrive in a human trafficker’s dinghy, if they arrive at all.

It’s not hard to see that using sort of language could have a dangerous impact on the discourse surrounding migrants. “Words that convey an exaggerated sense of threat can fuel anti-immigration sentiment and a climate of intolerance and xenophobia,” Alexander Betts, director of the Refugee Studies Center at Oxford University, told WorldViews recently. Critically analyzing the derogatory words used to describe migrants is clearly prudent, but some want to go even further: Last week, Al Jazeera English broke with other major news organizations to announce that it was ditching the word “migrant.”

“The umbrella term migrant is no longer fit for purpose when it comes to describing the horror unfolding in the Mediterranean,” Barry Malone, the online editor of Al Jazeera English, explained in a blog post. “It has evolved from its dictionary definitions into a tool that dehumanises and distances, a blunt pejorative.” Instead, Malone wrote, his news organization would use the term “refugee” to describe those crossing the Mediterranean. “Migrant is a word that strips suffering people of voice,” Malone concluded. “Substituting refugee for it is – in the smallest way – an attempt to give some back.”

For more and for embedded links go here.

By the way, the word “refugee” holds an even greater meaning when one understands that in much of the first world it entitles those so designated to be given welfare goodies of all sorts.

I kind of like some of those words in the first paragraph, words like “swarm!” I’ll have to remember that one for future use.

Posted in Europe, free speech | Tagged: | 20 Comments »

Is FBI attempting to chill free speech with report that reads like it was authored by the Southern Poverty Law Center?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 19, 2015

World Net Daily writer Leo Hohmann (who has written extensively on the Refugee Program) reports on a document that the FBI will not deny is theirs.

The gist of it is that the FBI is watching militia groups they claim are anti-Islam and asserts that the groups are getting their inspiration from World Net Daily, the Blaze, Fox News and Pamela Geller among others.  Below we have snipped a bit of Hohmann’s report.


Is Obama’s FBI chilling free speech with report?

But, first a suggestion from a political observer to me:

This appears to be a free-political-speech threat.

Grassley (Senate Judiciary) or Goodlatte (House Judiciary) should open an investigatory hearing on this “intelligence bulletin”, swear all the administration witnesses, ask who directed such instructions, and at least publish a report or a staff study on their findings.

Here is World Net Daily (ignore the confusing headline) on the astounding “intelligence bulletin:”

Just three weeks after ISIS attacked a Muhammad cartoonist event in Garland, Texas, the FBI began circulating an intelligence bulletin that alerts state, federal and local law enforcement about the likelihood of attacks against Muslims by “militia extremists.”

The bulletin, marked “sensitive” and not for distribution without FBI authorization, cites evidence gathered since 2013 that American militia groups are planning attacks on mosques, Islamic centers and possibly individual Muslims.

The document is dated May 28, 2015, and was leaked to Public Intelligence, an online information site committed to exposing government secrets and data. Public Intelligence posted the document on its site Aug. 18.

Named in the bulletin as news sites that provide information that supposedly fuels the militia groups were, Fox News, the Blaze, Western Journalism Center, Patriot Newswire and Pamela Geller’s blog,


The FBI concludes that there are “salient perceptions within militia extremism that contribute toward an anti-Muslim bias.” The FBI says such “bias” against Islam is based on the following beliefs among the “extremists”:

~“Islam represents a foreign threat, equivalent to those which emanate from illegal immigration or international terrorism.

~“The President of the United States not only sympathizes with Islamic extremists but directs U.S. Government policy to align with their goals.”


WND contacted the FBI with several questions about the bulletin and got the following response from Joshua Campbell, supervisory special agent of the FBI office of public affairs.

“Unfortunately, we are unable to provide any information on the authenticity or contents of the referenced document. Our standard practice is to neither confirm or deny investigations or comment on bulletins provided to law enforcement partners.”

One of the questions WND asked was if he FBI had documented any actual militia attacks on Muslims over the past seven years.

None, I am sure, or it would have been all over the news.

Go to WND to read what some of those fingered by the FBI have to say.

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Comment worth noting: What explains the stupidity of ‘leaders’ allowing their countries to be overrun?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 9, 2015

Editor:  This is another good comment from ‘7delta.’  The comment is in response to ‘Misterpaul’ (a thoughtful and concerned Brit) at our post on Fargo, ND, here.

For additional background, you might also want to see our post last week on the crisis at Calais, here.   And, this story about far-left anarchists helping to coordinate the migrant crisis there.

However, this isn’t just a message about Europe, it is a message to America.

Below is ‘7delta’ explaining what we all know is happening, but few dare to say (emphasis is mine):

I don’t think ISIS is worried about the loss of their youth from the Middle East. The value they place on their next generation is decidedly different than the West’s. Their goal is a worldwide caliphate, not doctors, lawyers, farmers, engineers or developing cures for cancer. The average jihadist is young and male. The average refugee is a 25-year-old male.

The average Globalist is old, white and psychopathic. They suffer from delusions of grandeur and actually believe they’ll rule the world. They need chaos. When blood runs in the streets, they think they’ll swoop in to “save us” from the mess they made and you and I will beg them to do it. Of course, every part and parcel of your history (and mine), upon which your freedoms were won, will belong to them. They’ll dole out what they think you need to be a proper serf. They believe they will be able to control the demons they’ve unleashed, then will be sitting pretty atop the ruins. It’s not the first time similar plans have been tried and not once, in all man’s history, do more than a handful find (a shaky and constantly under threat) success. The rest of the useful idiots are immediately lined up against a wall or thrown into the belly of a dank prison. Then…all the friends culled from their enemies’ enemies will turn on one another like ducks on a June bug. “Everybody wants to rule the world.”

Cynical, I know, but not much else explains the rank stupidity of political leaders overrunning their own countries with an incompatible belief system, except that it’s useful as a WMD. Divide and conquer.

Britain will regret allowing their firearms to be taken away. This time, the U.S. won’t be able to send any, like during WWII. I hate that. I really do, because you can bet your last penny the invading “youth” will be armed to the teeth. It’s there, for when the time comes.

Don’t waste any more time wondering why!

You know in your heart-of-hearts that all of this is true. Don’t spend one more minute frozen in fear of being labeled a racist or called inhumane, move on and proceed to save the next generation of freedom-loving people.  Build the resistance to those who are out to destroy western civilization and at least go down fighting if we must!

For previous commentary from ‘7delta’ click here.

For new readers:  We have a category we call, Comments worth noting/guest posts, where we transform good comments into posts so that more of you might see them, and where we publish the occasional guest posts from our readers.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Comments worth noting/guest posts, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, free speech, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 7 Comments »

Pamela Geller urges halt to Refugee Resettlement Program, blasts Southern Poverty Law Center as “smear machine”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 3, 2015

Yesterday, Pamela Geller writing at World Net Daily urged readers to contact their members of Congress to support Rep. Brian Babin’s bill to suspend the UN/US State Department Refugee Resettlement Program until the costs were thoroughly analyzed and the security issues were fully addressed.

We urge you to read her entire commentary here, but bring your attention to what she says about the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) which has been called upon by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) to expose this blog and anyone who questions the program as “racists.”   (See my previous post, LOL!, HIAS is obviously using Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals for guidance!).

Here is what we said last summer about the HIAS report (Resettlement at Risk: Meeting Emerging Challenges to Refugee Resettlement in Local Communities) siccing the SPLC on us.

And, before I get to what Ms. Geller says, I just saw yesterday that Melanie Nezer of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (author of the report!) is presently chairing the lobbying consortium for the refugee contractors (Refugee Council USA aka RCUSA) and some of their NO Borders friends in Washington.

Melanie Nezer

Melanie Nezer is author of the HIAS report calling on the SPLC to smear us and is presently chairing the refugee resettlement industry’s lobbying arm in Washington.

Longtime readers know that Ms. Nezer is one of the first to call for 15,000 Syrian Muslims a year to be admitted to the US.   Now, RCUSA (and the newly re-branded HIAS) have upped the ante and are behind the drive to admit 65,000 Syrians to your towns and cities by the time Obama leaves office!

We have also learned from inside sources that RCUSA put out an alert to their member resettlement contractors (and mentioning me by name!) to NOT give out any information to any of you calling your local contractor’s offices.  What are they hiding?

Back to World Net Daily and what Pamela Geller says about the SPLC (emphasis is mine):

The only thing more dangerous than the jihadists in our midst are their patrons and benefactors.

WND reported that “the refugee resettlement industry, which includes legions of immigrant rights advocates, lawyers and community organizing groups funded by George Soros, the Rockefeller and Ford foundations, among others, churned out a document in 2013 on how to deal with so-called ‘pockets of resistance.’ The document, authored by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, one of the nine government contractors doing resettlement work, advised refugee advocates to research the backgrounds of local people who oppose resettlements and turn them over to the Southern Poverty Law Center for public shaming as ‘racists’ and ‘anti-Muslim’ bigots.”

This is further proof that the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, is nothing more than a smear machine designed to destroy the forces of good. These are the tactics of totalitarians and supremacists. And this is who the media turns to for comment on the work of my colleagues and me. There is not one mainstream media outlet that does not quote the SPLC libels when reporting on my work.

Freedom-loving Americans must understand that this is what every one of us, the individual, is up against: a billion-dollar machine of destruction and hate. Churchill said of Islam: “No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.” And I would add one thing.No stronger retrograde force exists in the America today than the left.

Continue reading here.

Alert!  The most important thing any of you could do right now is to get your member of Congress to co-sponsor the Babin bill.  Who supports Babin’s modest approach, and who doesn’t! is going to tell you all you need to know about your member of Congress!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, free speech, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, The Opposition | Tagged: , , , | 3 Comments »

Bob Enos of Willmar, MN speaks, won’t be deterred!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 3, 2015

Editor: If you missed it over the weekend, please go here and read all about the two events in St. Cloud, Minnesota on Saturday.

One was a small gathering including union organizers and Somali refugees protesting—what were they protesting?  They had planned to protest against a local VFW post for daring to allow a group to talk about their concerns about the direction St. Cloud and Minnesota in general are going as one of the top states in the nation resettling third world refugees.


A good time was had by all who attended the barbecue at the Granite VFW. Photo courtesy of an attendee.

The other gathering was to support the VFW and to defend free speech which attracted hundreds to the Granite VFW.   You wouldn’t know much about the VFW event if you only read and watched the local media which presented only one side of the story.

Because the Somali supporters realized their folly with their plans to attack the VFW, they have centered their attack on Bob. Bob?  Yes, Bob Enos who we showed you here making a calm and reasoned presentation to his local governing body.

What Ms. Jane Conrad (the union organizer) and her friends at the St. Cloud State University are doing is using Alinsky Rule 13.

The local media, both the St. Cloud Times and WCCO (CBS Minnesota) are aiding and abetting Ms. Conrad and should be ashamed of their one-sided reporting.  I can’t guess their motivations, whether it is just the fact that most mainstream media, masquerading as supposedly unbiased, is owned and controlled by biased people with an agenda, or they are just generally not knowledgeable about organizing techniques of the Leftists/Progressives (or whatever you want to call them) and fall for the tactics.

This is Rule 13 (Rules for Radicals):

Rules for Radicals

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

So, what I am saying folks is that this is what they will do to you in your ‘Pockets of Resistance,’ be ready for it!  Don’t be deterred, remember it is a tactic (one that Obama learned in his community organizing days and uses to this day!) and the best thing to do is to laugh at them taking comfort in the fact that, if you are getting flak like this, you are over the target!

They only have one weapon, they throw out that word “racist” and think they can make you go away.  Take away the power of that word and they have nothing!

Don’t cower, if they have labeled you a “racist,” an “Islamophobe,” a “nativist” or a “xenophobe” wear it as an acknowledgment of your growing power!  Others in your group must rally around the “target.”

Bob Enos was accused of “racism” for asking for fiscal accountability regarding refugee resettlement.  Ms. Conrad and the local media expect him to slink away, instead, below he gives us more background on what happened and what he thinks about it!  (Emphasis is mine)

Bob Enos:

I received this link from a supporter yesterday. WCCO reporter Kathy Raddatz crafted a story that revolved around my participation in a meeting of St. Cloud citizens at the VFW this week. The meeting was supposed to have featured a speaker, Ron Brantsner, who was to talk about the economic impact of refugee resettlement on the taxpayers of Stearns County. I did not plan to attend the meeting, as I’m familiar with Mr. Brantsner’s presentation. When protesters intimidated the VFW into cancelling Mr. Brantsner’s presentation, I felt compelled to drive to St. Cloud in order to support the group, known locally as the Committee for Peace in Saint Cloud. When I arrived, it was clear the group could use a “pep talk”, and I was all too happy to provide it. Neither the protesters nor other members of Saint Cloud’s Somali community had sought to attend.

Here is the news clip.

It is a sad day when my calls for transparency, citizen participation, and requiring our elected government to live within its means can be branded racism. I suppose that, had I questioned the cost of filling potholes, I’d be branded anti-pothole. What is also noteworthy is that, while WCCO found a gathering of three dozen Somalis and college students newsworthy, our simultaneous gathering of nearly 300 supporters of the service of veterans and the First Amendment rights that so many of them fought and died for received hardly a drop of ink in the local paper or a mention in the TV report.

I support the rights of protesters to express their opinions. It’s a shame the protesters don’t see this is a two-way street.

Incidentally, it has been reported that several professors at Saint Cloud State University, headed by professor Mark Jaede, used the internal SDSU email server – a violation of university policy – for the non-university purpose of encouraging students and staff to protest our First Amendment right to free speech. [See what Jaede did here—ed] In my day, a major purpose of universities was to encourage critical thinking, discussion, and debate. Today, it seems these professors choose to provide a very different role model to their young students: if you don’t like the opinions of people with whom you disagree, simply bully, berate, and intimidate them until they shut up. Perhaps that is why their protest was staged only by professors, college students, and the beneficiaries of taxpayer largesse. You won’t see any ordinary working class Americans on their podium. We were busy supporting our veterans and supporting the greatness of this country.

As Mahatma Gandhi said, friends: “first they ignored me; then they scorned me; then they fought me; then I prevailed.”

I figure I’m three-quarters of the way to my goal.

For more, see our extensive archive on St. Cloud and this post is filed in our new “Pockets of Resistance” category created so others of you might be able to quickly research what other resistance fighters are doing around the country.

About Alinsky’s Rules: Dedicated to Satan, every one of you must get Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, it is a disgusting but necessary read.  Here is Alinsky:

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

Posted in Colonization, Comments worth noting/guest posts, Community destabilization, free speech, Muslim refugees, Obama, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , , , , | 5 Comments »

Guest column: Is refugee resettlement modern-day slavery?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 26, 2015

Editor:  From time to time we publish opinion pieces from our readers as well as other comments worth highlighting.  This is from an Idaho patriot with a point of view we have heard expressed before.  Not pulling any punches here, the author is sure to infuriate some of you.

By the way, we have often asked our critics to pen an opinion piece for us about why they think the federal resettlement program is a good thing for America and they never take us up on it.  Maybe some of those critics, who lurk here daily, will be inspired to respond after reading this! 

(Emphasis below is mine)

From Idaho Patriot:

The refugee program is not unlike ancient AMERICAN slave trade.

Caboceers from the UN tap or trap their kinsman, the majority of which are uneducated and unskilled laborers, many of which DO NOT read. “Marketed” to foreign countries as laborers, separated from friends, family, and language they are relocated by the will and decision of overseers. Immediately the “cost of their transportation” puts them in debt to the government. Statistics say that the majority do not/cannot repay that initial debt.

UNHCR Gutteres

Is UNHCR Antonio Guterres the chief caboceer for global corporations?

Caboceers and wealthy contractors work together, not unlike the slave markets.

Money from the “New World” exchanges hands, and lives are shipped off to help feed the greed of massive industries. Refugees are told they have arrived in a “better” place, the proof of which is running water and flushing toilets. (Oh how lucky we would be to be relocated away from our problems to arrive in the land of bidets).

These people are segregated into poverty communities (Jim Crow would be proud of). Without employable skills, language, or ability to read they have no other option but to accept the housing supplied by their new handlers. Federal and State monies provide plantation type housing, similar to the cluster of shacks that indentured slaves were provided. Families who were destitute remain destitute but now they add debt, isolation, and language and cultural barriers to their troubles. Twice poor: economically, now cut off from their kinsmen.

Their own nationals often serve as handlers who are paid to organize and work their countrymen through the programs provided by state and federal tax dollars. The New World of promise turns out to be more similar to indentured slavery. Equipped with new skills they are now “qualified” for the jobs that “American’s won’t do”.

The reason Americans won’t do those jobs is NEVER QUESTIONED.

Perhaps it is because the work is grueling and the pay so meager that gas money is hardly covered. Perhaps it’s because nobody monitors the abuses against workers at these jobs, perhaps it’s because the hours are so strenuous that Americans would call and report it. Perhaps it’s because Americans aren’t “afraid” to lose jobs, or afraid of the government, or afraid to speak up about being mistreated. God forbid we ACTUALLY EXAMINE THE EMPLOYERS to see WHY Americans won’t work at these jobs. Billions are earned by these Masters but the indentured refugees are kept down and controlled as they fill the pockets of the fat cats on top. Refugees DON’T KNOW how to escape these situations; Americans do and perhaps that’s why we aren’t “doing these jobs”.

OUR happy community gets to feel wonderful about herself as she hands out poverty portions of used furniture, cheap food, and old clothing. Toss out all your unwanted items and feel good about your generosity, this is the other face of greed and can’t be anymore repulsive.

Get the warm and fuzzies by helping out at the refugee center if you wish but I dare you to walk the streets weekly and see how things really are. Many of you say you wish to “convert” these souls, but you aren’t going out to do so. Many of you say you “love multi-culturalism” but you live as far away from their dirty rundown dumps as possible.

What you really want is to feel good about yourself when you feel like doing a good deed. You want to pat yourself on the back when you give your 2nd hand charity. You want to promote yourself in the community by looking like you offer love and the hand of fellowship to people you don’t have anything to do with. Many of you love to have money from Federal and State programs that supply you with security and wealth from these tax funded programs for refugee schooling, medical care, adult education, housing, therapy, and other tax funded provisional programs. You care about YOU. If you were not receiving money you would not be receiving refugees.

Twin Falls has met her capacity to absorb refugees. At this point we are mistreating the ones who are already here by not seeing to their needs.

We are also dealing with questionable leadership who, DESPITE THE OUTCRY FROM THEIR COMMUNITY, don’t want to limit or cut off the federal money received for their part in this refugee trade. These programs are now BUILDING INDIGENT populations that are drowning Twin Falls in higher crime, garbage, and displaced souls.

This program needs to end.

Editor:  My interest in the refugee program back in 2007 was initially begun because it came to citizens’ attention that refugees were being resettled in my county into the worst slum sections of our major city and reports were that they were not given necessities such as bedding and winter coats.  Look around where you live and see if meek refugees are being neglected.

Suggestion for reform…..

This reminds me that we have a suggestion for something that could be done very easily by Congress and that is to create a repatriation fund to help unhappy refugees (and other legal immigrants) rejoin their own people and cultures where they came from or in a another country that is within their own cultural zone.  Even the introduction of such a bill in Congress would ‘smoke out’ very quickly those who really care about the refugees as people, from those who are using them for cheap labor or for their own personal selfish reasons.

See our category entitled, Comments worth noting/guest posts, for more reader opinions.

For our complete archive on the controversy in Twin Falls, Idaho, go here.

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Comments worth noting/guest posts, Community destabilization, free speech, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities | Tagged: | 8 Comments »

Twin Falls, Idaho: College board (supporting refugee resettlement) limits free speech at recent meeting

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 22, 2015

News from a “Pocket of Resistance” to more federal government colonization of towns throughout America…..

Here is the latest from *** the publication that sent a threatening letter to RRW and editorialized against us recently.

The College of Southern Idaho houses a refugee resettlement program.

One of the favorite techniques used to tamp down resistance to refugee resettlement was apparently on display at a recent Board meeting of the College of Southern Idaho (which houses and supports a refugee resettlement contractor).   They don’t want to hear the opposition, so they come up with methods to silence speech.

From local reporter, Julie Wootton, here is how the story begins.  But be sure to read the whole thing because this publication wants to be sure you visit them to see their paid ads and so forth (emphasis is mine):

TWIN FALLS • A crowd showed up Monday to a College of Southern Idaho meeting to voice opinions about the Refugee Center program.

It’s the third month community members have come in droves to a board of trustees meeting.

Board chairman Karl Kleinkopf told the crowd of more than 50 people that it’s board policy that those who have spoken within the last six months would be moved to the end of the list of speakers.

He set a time cap of 30 minutes for the public forum due to the “tremendous amount of new business.” This is the first time the board has set a time limit for a public forum.

One commenter who did get to speak was Terry Edwards who said the program is costly, secretive and puts the community at risk.  That about says it!

Note to ‘Pockets,’ you don’t have to always play in their sandbox!

Go on the offense! Why not call for a public meeting and invite all the players!    Invite the US State Department, the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (in HHS), the major federal resettlement contractors (and their subcontractors) operating in Boise and Twin Falls, and the Idaho Office of Refugees/Jannus Inc.

Don’t forget to include elected officials at the city and state level who support the program, ask them to come to a public forum in order to answer the many questions citizens have.  Maybe CSI would offer a free auditorium for the evening because surely they would like all the facts reported to the public.  Surely, the elected officials and ‘stakeholders’ have nothing to hide!

Ask those who advocate bringing more UN-chosen refugees to Idaho to answer all of the public’s questions about how the program is run, who is coming to Idaho, what industries are seeking cheap immigrant labor, what will the resettlement cost be to local and state taxpayers, how are the refugees screened (for health problems and security concerns), what might the impact be on housing for Idaho’s own poor and disabled people, what will the impact be on the local health department, how many children are now going into the school system and how many are projected for the future, etc.

Let those who support the program make their case IN PUBLIC.  But, organizers, be sure that all questions are asked and answered if it takes all night!

This post is filed in our new “Pockets of Resistance” category to inform those of you forming ‘pockets’ where you live of what others are doing!

We first heard that phrase— pockets of resistance—(coined by the federal government to refer to us who want transparency!) at an Office or Refugee Resettlement meeting in Lancaster, PA in June 2013, here.  It is the same meeting where we heard that the “NEW Americans” are “seedlings” being purposefully planted in the “soil” of your communities.

Click here for our Twin Falls, Idaho archive.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, free speech, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: | 3 Comments »


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