Monthly Archives: July 2014

Anthony Bourdain is debriefed by Blogs of War and it’s a smash!

“Find myself in Beirut during the 2006 war was clearly a defining moment for the show–and some kind of crossroads for me personally.”

Food, culture, conflict are things with which chef, author and restauranteur Anthony Bourdain must contend in producing his TV shows, “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown.” The brutish, chain smoking and potty mouthed host glowers his way through his shows but his sensitivity to his hosts is never far fromABsmoking his mind. 

I used to think that basically, the whole world, that all humanity were basically bastards. I’ve since found that most people seem to be pretty nice–basically good people doing the best they can . There is rarely, however, a neat takeaway. You have to learn to exercise a certain moral relativity, to be a good guest first–as a guiding principle. Other wise you’d spend the rest of the world lecturing people, pissing people off, confusing them and learning nothing. Do I pipe up every time my Chinese host serves me some cute animal I may not approve of?

Bourdain recently debriefed Blogs of War about his culinary (and otherworldly) exploits,

I’ve been able to look at places like post Benghazi Libya, the DRC, Liberia, Haiti, Cuba, Gaza, the West Bank, Kurdistan and recently Iran from a very intimate angle. Those are all very long stories–and if you don’t take that time to listen, to take in the everyday things–the things that happened before the news story, there’s not much hope in understanding them.

Bourdain says sometimes food tells the real story of what’s happening in a country, as he found out recently in pre-revolutionary Egypt,

When we expressed a desire to shoot a segment at one of the ubiquitous street stands selling ful, our fixers and translators, who, no doubt also worked for some sinister department of the Interior Ministry, were absolutely adamant that we not do it. What was it about this simple, everyday, working class meal of beans and flatbread that just about everyone in Cairo was eating that was so threatening? Turns out, they knew better than us. The price of bread had been going up. The army controlled most of the bakeries and stocks of flour. There had been riots over bread elsewhere in the country. And the inescapable fact was that ful was ALL that much of the population was eating and the bastards knew it. That was an image they apparently considered sensitive , dangerous: their countrymen eating bread.

Read the rest at Blogs of War here. 

Closing arguments expected tomorrow in Jesse Ventura- Chris Kyle case over Coronado bar fight

Former SEAL and Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura sues widow of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle over reputed bar fight in Coronado.

Mc P's Irish Pub in Coronado.  Photo by TripAdvisor
Mc P’s Irish Pub in Coronado.
Photo by TripAdvisor

Former Minnesota Governor and professional wrestler, Jesse Ventura claims the story of a bar fight Chris Kyle related in his book American Sniper sullied his reputation and made it hard for him to go to Navy gatherings anymore. He argues in his defamation lawsuit against Kyle’s widow, in fact, the incident never happened. 

Attorneys representing Kyle’s widow Taya Kyle, the daughter of Lake Oswego, Oregon Mayor Kent Studebaker, “the former professional wrestler and celebrity needed no help from Kyle in sullying his own name.”

Eyewitnesses have testified Kyle, who in his book referred to Ventura not by name but by the label ‘scruff face’, punched the former governor. 

On October 12, 2006, Kyle and other SEALs were at Mc P’s in Coronado to celebrate the life of fellow SEAL Michael Mansoor, a friend of Kyle’s, who just days before dove on a grenade in Ramadi to save the life of his comrades. Ventura was at McP’s attending a SEALs reunion. 

That’s where things get fuzzy.

Kyle claims in his book “he punched and knocked down Ventura after he continued to make disparaging remarks about President George W. Bush and the Iraq war and said the SEALs “deserved to lose a few.””

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“[My career] came to a screeching halt is the best way I can put it.” The Underwater Demolition Team-SEAL Association has been circulating a petition to remove Ventura for dishonorable conduct. Ventura has said it was because of the bar story.”

The organization claims members circulated the petition because of Ventura’s lawsuit. 

His douchebaggery speaks for itself. On one hand, if he did say the SEALs “deserved to lose a few” it would make those SEAL reunions a bit testy. On the other, going after the widow of the “American Sniper” the most lethal sniper in the military who was named by his enemies the “Devil of Ramadi” makes him look like a classless sissy. 

Ventura went to court to clamp down on the story which he says cost him big money, 

Photo credit Showbizdaily.net
Photo credit Showbizdaily.net

“Tax returns showed Ventura made more than $13 million in the decade before “American Sniper’s” release. Much of that came from his contract for an MSNBC talk show in 2003-05, but Ventura took in $676,000 in 2011, the year before the book came out.

After Kyle’s autobiography was released, Ventura’s earnings dipped to $190,000 in 2012. Ventura said job offers, usually plentiful, “came to a screeching halt.” The third season of his TruTV series “Conspiracy Theory” was put on hold because of the story, he said, and the series eventually was canceled.

While Kyle didn’t mention Ventura by name in the book, he did connect Ventura to the story in later interviews.

But Taya Kyle’s attorneys say it wasn’t Kyle who sullied Ventura’s reputation, it was Ventura himself.

Chuck Webber, an attorney for the Kyle estate, cross-examined Ventura for much of the morning. Webber raised many of Ventura’s own colorful statements in an effort to illustrate that the former professional wrestler and celebrity needed no help from Kyle in sullying his own name.

Those ranged from a news conference outside a courthouse in which Ventura declared he was seeking Mexican citizenship to escape the “Fascist States of America” to a book passage that described “an Army run by Christianist extremists” to another passage saying women had to expect some level of harassment on the street.

Ventura said controversy and offensiveness were in the eye of the beholder. It wasn’t up to him, he said, to say how other people reacted to him.

“You’re not aware of what your reputation is?” Webber asked, pressing Ventura to admit that he had a penchant for controversy.

“Is anyone aware of what their reputation is?” Ventura responded.

Webber named a number of witnesses who he said would testify that they saw or heard parts of Kyle’s story happen. Were they all wrong? he asked.

They were, Ventura said.

Did Ventura sue to get back at Kyle for an embarrassing but true story? Webber asked.

Ventura said he did not.

Proving libel and defamation are very difficult to prove–especially since Kyle isn’t around to tell his side of the story. From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Winning defamation and libel cases in the United States is hard, because of our First Amendment rights. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune interviewed a few constitutional experts about the case. One academic called it “one of the most important First Amendment cases in recent Minnesota history.” And how could he win? “He’s got to prove not only that the publication was false and harmed his reputation, but he has also got to prove that it was published with actual malice.”

Another professor confirmed this. “Truth or falsity by itself is not the only issue. Ventura must prove Kyle knew he was writing a lie, or acted recklessly in writing his account.”

University of Minnesota professor Lawrence Jacobs told the Star-Tribune that Ventura always seems to try things “almost certain to fail or just plain without a reasonable chance of success. But I have also learned the lesson not to count Jesse out,” Jacobs said. “He is a magician, and whether it is politics, business or his latest TV career he has consistently surprised us.”

Today, attorneys and the judge are going over jury instructions. Closing arguments are set for tomorrow in a St. Paul, Minnesota courtroom.

A ten person jury is hearing the case.  

Oregon says goodbye to former Governor Vic Atiyeh *Updated*

Gentleman, visionary and last Republican governor elected in Oregon, Vic Atiyeh, has died in Portland.

*This post has been updated to include more reaction.

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Vic Atiyeh, who fought for the Oregon logging industry, introduced Oregon products to Asia, navigated the state through the deep recession of the 1980s and set the state universities’ compasses toward technology has died at Providence St. Vincents Hospital. He was 91 years old.

From ABC News,

The former governor died at 8:15 p.m. PDT at Portland’s Providence St. Vincent Medical Center of complications from renal failure, said Denny Miles, who had formerly served as Atiyeh’s press secretary.

He said that Atiyeh was at home but had returned to the hospital Saturday due to shortness of breath and possible internal bleeding.

Political observer and friend, Jim Pasero, often credited Atiyeh with pulling Oregon out of the 1982-83 recession by cutting back government costs and raising taxes. Before this current recession started, the recession of the early 1980’s was the worst since the Great Depression. Though Atiyeh caught political hell for raising taxes, he was credited with minimizing the impact of the recession.  

Political analyst and KXL talk host, Rob Kremer, said Governor Atiyeh, “was a wonderful man and a mentor to two generations of Republican candidates who tried to build on his legacy.” 

But Kremer says there’s one distinction Atiyeh wanted nothing more than to shed, “I’m saddened that he didn’t live to see the day that he fulfilled his last political goal: to lose the title of the last Republican Governor of Oregon.”

During his tenure as governor between 1979-1987, Atiyeh battled with environmental groups over reducing timber harvest over the spotted owl issue. Environmentalists claimed the spotted owl was being killed off by cutting trees. Time and science proved the claims untrue, but not before Oregon’s timber industry was decimated by what turned out to be the environmentalists’ phony stories. 

Atiyeh was of Syrian descent and worked in the family’s high end rug business based in Portland. 

Politicos would often seek him out for advice, especially at the annual Republican confab the Dorchester Conference. In fact, it was at the Dorchester Conference a few years ago where I last saw him. The governor was alone and unsuccessfully trying to navigate the stairs at his hotel. Seeing he needed help, my husband provided a steady hand to get him up to level ground. Governor Atiyeh gratefully accepted the assist.  

Oregon hasn’t had a statesmen at Mahonia Hall in years. After a series of leftist ideologues, the people of Oregon may not know what true statesmen even looks like anymore. Governor Atiyeh would be a good place to start.

 

 

Portland, San Francisco among most expensive for health care

Forbes’ wallet biopsy: Portland and San Francisco are among the priciest cities for health care

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Did anyone notice Forbes’ list of most expensive cities in America for health care are also among the most liberal? Now I don’t know what kind of connection one can make with that coincidence, but I’m sure some certified smart guy will drill down to figure it out. Perhaps it will have something to do with government workers and access to insurance with little to no co-pays resulting in what President Obama might call “overuse.” 

Seven out of the ten most expensive cities for health care are among the most liberal cities in the country. Sacramento; San Francisco; Portland; Charlotte, North Carolina; Denver and Boston are all in the top ten. Find the list and criteria for it here.

Here’s what Forbes said about Portland and San Francisco:

10. Portland, OR With one of the widest variations between procedures, Portland is the third most expensive city for preventive primary care at $216, but drops to fourteenth for MRIs and seventeenth for CT scans.

2. San Francisco, CA With an average cost of $251, San Francisco is the most expensive place to find preventive primary care in the U.S. It also falls right behind Sacramento for MRIs and ranks fifth for CT scans at $1,203. Like Sacramento, lipid panels are a bargain at $24.

 

Barry’s Kids: Protests planned Fri and Sat over illegal alien border crashing

A nationwide protest is being organized via Facebook and Twitter. 

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Click here to find protests in your area.

Here are protests planned so far for California and Oregon:

CALIFORNIA  

Tulare, Prosperity and Hwy 99 Friday, July 18 10:00am-1:00pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass.

Tulare, Prosperity and Hwy 99 Saturday, July 19 10:00am-1:00pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass.

San Diego, 1549 India St San Diego, CA 92101 b/t W Beech St & W Cedar St in Little Italy, Friday, July 18 10:00am-1:00pm . This protest is at the Mexican Consulate

Long Beach, Wardlow Road/605 Fwy Overpass Friday, July 18, 10:00am-1:00pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass.  

Long Beach,  Wardlow Road/605 Fwy Overpass Saturday, July 19, 10:00am-1:00pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass. 

Sacramento, 1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, Saturday, July 19, 9:00am-12:00pm. This event will take place at the California State Capitol.

 Acton, Vincent Hill station overpass, Saturday, July 19, 9:00am-12:00pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass.

Anaheim,  Overpass at 57 freeway and Ball Rd. Saturday, July 19. 10:00 am -1:00pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass.

Anaheim, Yorba Linda Blvd and the 57, Friday, July 18, 7:00am-10:00am. This protest will take place on the Overpass.

Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County, Curbaril Ave overpass, Friday, July 18, 3:00 pm -7:00 pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass.

Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County, Curbaril Ave overpass, Saturday, July 19, 9:00am-12:00pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass.

Irvine, Yale Bridge Overpass; turn North onto Yale from Michelson, Saturday, July 19, 3:00pm -6:00pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass.

La Mesa, Severin/Amaya right near the Brigantine. Saturday, July 19, 8:00am-11:00 am. This protest will take place on the Overpass.

Murrieta, CA (zip code 25762) Madison Avenue, Friday, July 18, 7:00am-10:0pm, Border Patrol Station where Americans turned back buses of  illegals.

Murrieta CA (zip code 25762) Madison Avenue, Saturday, July 19, 7:00am-10:0pm, Border Patrol Station where Americans turned back buses of  illegals.

Murrieta, CA (zip code 92592), This protest will take place on the Murrieta Hot Springs Rd. & I-215 Overpass, good parking, easy walking distance to Murrieta Hot Spring Road. Saturday, July 19, 11:00 am-4:00pm

San Diego, 720 E San Ysidro Blvd, July 19, 10am-4pm, Port of Entry Processing illegals

Bakersfield, This protest will take place on the Ming & Hwy 99 Overpass, Saturday, July 19, 8:00 am-1:00pm

Belmont, At the Ralston Ave Overpass by Oracle, Friday, July 18, 7:30am-11:30am

Burbank, On the Overpass at E. Burbank Blvd. & I-5. Saturday, July 19, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Claremont, Inland Empire: 210 freeway exit Towne Ave Overpass, Saturday, July 19, 11:00 am-4:00pm. This protest will take place on the overpass.

Coachella, At the Washington Street overpass at I-10, Saturday, July 19, 8:00 am-1:00pm

Elk Grove, At Elk Grove Blvd @ HWY 99, Saturday, July 19, 8:00 am-1:00pm

Fresno, W Olive Ave @ HWY 99 near Roeding Park, Saturday, July 19, 8:00 am-1:00pm

Gardena,  I-110: 676 W. 135th St, Gardena, Ca. Friday, July 18, 4:00-8:00pm   

Hesperia, Protest on the Main Street overpass @ I-15 in Hesperia, Saturday, July 19, 10:00 am-1:00pm    

Malibu, Protest will take place on PCH & 27, between Malibu and Santa Monica, Saturday, July 19, 11:00 am-4:00pm    

Redding, Hartnell Ave @ I-5 Overpass, Saturday, July 19,  8:00am -1:00pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass.

San Jose, The protest will take place at Park Avenue near Santa Clara University @ I-880, Saturday, July 19, 11:00 am-4:00pm

Santa Clara, CA,  Bayshore Fwy, Great America Pkwy and HWY 101 overpass, Friday, July 18, 3:00pm – 6:00pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass.   

Santa Clara, Bayshore Fwy, On the Great America Pkwy and HW 101 Overpass, Saturday, July 19, 10:00 am-4:00pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass.  

Santa Cruz, this protest will take place on the  HWY 1/ Branciforte Overpass, Friday, July 18, 4:00 pm-7:00pm

Santa Rosa, The protest will take place on the  Earle St Overpass at 101 and HWY 12, Saturday, July 19, 11:00 am-4:00pm

San Bernardino,  293 North “D” Street, CA., Friday, July 18, 5pm – dusk. This protest will take place at the Consulate of Mexico in San Bernardino, CA.  It will be hot … bring water.

San Bernardino,  293 North “D” Street, CA., Saturday, July 19, 5pm – dusk. This protest will take place at the Consulate of Mexico in San Bernardino, CA.  It will be hot … bring water.

Carlsbad, On the Tamarack Overpass in Carlsbad &  the 5 fwy,  Saturday, July 19, 9:00am-12:00pm  

Brea, This protest will take place at Imperial Hwy on the Overpass over 57 Fwy. Friday, July 18, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm   

San Bernardino, CA. The protest will take place on the Waterman Ave and 210 Freeway Overpass, Friday 7/18/14, 3:00pm-7:30pm.This protest will  take place on the Overpass.  

San Bernardino, CA, 1201 E Highland Ave, CA 92404, Saturday 7/19/14, 8:00am-11:00am (activities at the location begin at 8:30am). This location is the Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino-Headquarters    

Sacramento, CA, The protest will take place on the Umpqua Bank Overpass @ 1 Capital Mall, Friday July 18,  4:30pm-dusk.  

Los Angeles, 4th Avenue & 23rd Street, Los Angeles, CA  90018, Friday, July 18, 2014, (1:00pm – 7:00pm)  For More Info call: 323.605.8326 

Los Angeles 2321 4th Ave. Protest will take place on the LA Pedestrian Crossing at Arlington Ave., LA, Saturday, July 19, 11:00 am-4:00pm

Walnut Creek, CA – The protest will take place on the Footbridge near 801 Ygnacio Valley Rd,Walnut Creek, CA 94596, Saturday July 19, 10:00am-4:00pm

 

OREGON

Eugene, Harlow Road & I-5 overpass, Saturday, July 19, 11:00 am-4:00pm. The protest will take place on the Overpass.

Salem, The protest will take place on the Overpass at I-5 & Center St NE, Saturday, July 19 11:00 am -4:00pm.

Portland, Oregon, MEXICAN CONSULATE, 1305 SW 12TH AVE Friday July 18. 11:00 am -4:00pm.

Bend, Oregon. The protest will take place at the Empire Blvd and Hwy 97 Overpass. Friday, July 18, 11:00-4:00pm

Albany, Protest on the Overpass at 5 FWY & Santiam Hwy, Saturday  July 19, 10AM – 4:00PM, There is a Denny’s across the street and plenty of parking next to the Overpass.

 From #Make them listen:

We will begin our 48 hour #TwitterBomb midnight Friday July 18-19.

For people that will be tweeting at the Rallies, you can tweet your pictures. Make sure you add your state hashtag. These are the hashtags we want to get trending.  #MakeThemListen  #NoAmnesty  

 #SecureTheBorder

Where Barry’s Kids are going. Map of where Central American illegal aliens are being housed.

Here’s the map of where border crashers are being dispersed throughout the country.

Last night I posted a smaller version of this map posted by the immigration group NumbersUSA. This is a better one. Note below all the news updates since the beginning of public awareness of this this waves of illegal aliens crashing the border at the bottom of this post. Barry’s kids are being dispersed throughout the country. I call on epidemiologists and numbers crunchers to keep an eye on disease rates and education stats in the impacted areas (see list below) in the years to come. 

Barry's Kids are being dispersed across the country. Map by NumbersUSA
Barry’s Kids are being dispersed across the country. Map by NumbersUSA

 

From NumbersUSA:

Relocations of Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors (Updated by NumbersUSA.com on 7/16/14 at 3:59 p.m. EST)
Latest updates: — Residents protest proposed facility in Syracuse, NY — Feds supposedly busing illegal aliens to Terrell Middle School in Houston in the middle of the night to avoid protests — Buses a no-show in Oracle after residents organized a protest — Residents of Littlefield, TX speak out against planned facility — LA Mayor wants to grow the city’s already enormous illegal alien population — Plans for a housing facility at Clarinda Academy in IA scrapped after state officials spoke out — Gov. of CT denies Feds a housing location in his state — Feds plan to house illegal aliens at luxury resort hotel — Mayor of Madison, WI tells city to be ready to house illegal aliens — Mayor of Davenport, IA looking into housing options for illegal border-crossers — Nebraska Gov. told the Wall Street Journal that 200 children were sent to his state without warning — Plans for a facility in Bryan, TX have been abandoned
Murietta Border Patrol Station (FAILED)
25762 Madison Ave., Murrieta, CA FAILED http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-murrieta-immigrants-20140702-story.html Protesters turned buses around
FEMA Training facility (FAILED)
61 Responder Dr, Anniston, AL http://blog.al.com/news_impact/print.html?entry=/2014/07/feds_reverse_course_on_plan_to.html
Grumman Facility (FAILED)
15 Grumman Rd W, Bethpage, NY http://longisland.news12.com/news/officials-grumman-out-as-immigrant-relocation-site-1.8590933
Altamont Building (FAILED)
145 W Broad St. http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/barletta-agency-eyes-hazleton-building-as-refugee-center-for-immigration-crisis-1.1711775
Abandoned Walmart (FAILED)
Note: Location is approximate, and refers to an ABANDONED Walmart, not the current one. http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/25/feds-eye-abandoned-wal-mart-for-child-immigrant-housing/
Fort Sill (IMPLEMENTED)
1400 aliens. Location within Fort Sill is indeterminate. http://newsok.com/oklahoma-gov.-mary-fallin-says-young-illegal-immigrants-at-fort-sill-are-in-good-shape/article/4948981
Berks Family Center (IMPLEMENTED)
The government currently operates only one immigrant family detention center, in Berks County, Pa. Brane praised the facility, but said it can only house 96 people at most, and only for weeks or mo…
Former Holiday Inn (FAILED)
263 rooms 100 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island, NY http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/grand-island/officials-seeking-shelter-for-young-illegal-immigrants-thought-island-hotel-was-vacant-20140620
Lackland Air Force Base (IMPLEMENTED)
San Antonio, TX Lackland Air Force Base Nearby: 204 S Frank Luke Dr San Antonio, TX IMPLEMENTED Second time that this AFB has been used to house immigrants, many reports of widespread disease http://…
Lexington Commerce Center (FAILED)
Greece, NY Lexington Commerce Center 1600 Lexington Ave. FAILED After public outcry the site was deemed “unable to house children for extended periods of time” http://www.democratandchronicle.com/st…
Kenwood Academy (PROPOSED)
UPDATE (7/16): Kenwood Academy out as child immigrant housing center http://blog.timesunion.com/localpolitics/15755/kenwood-academy-out-as-immigrant-housing-center/#comment-92754 Albany, NY Kenwood …
Conroe Shelter for Children (IMPLEMENTED)
Conroe, TX Conroe Shelter for Children Address is approximate. IMPLEMENTED http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/wave-of-illegal-immigrants-may-affect-conroe-shelter-for-children/article_05d8ec…
Fort Drum (PROPOSED)
Fort Drum, NY Fort Drum 10000 10th Mtn. Division Dr. propsed site Fort Drum Regional Liason had “no idea” that Fort Drum was under consideration http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Feedback-Housing-Ref…
Olympia Fields Monastery (FAILED)
Chicago, IL Olympia Fields Monastery 20300 Governor’s Highway FAILED blocked after representative and congressional candidate spoke out against putting immigrants there and creating an “Orphanage” ht…
St. Paul’s College (FAILED)
Lawrenceville, VA St. Paul’s College 115 College Dr. FAILED This small town’s residents pushed back and forced feds to reverse planned facility http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/feds-apologize-misc…
Fort Lewis (PROPOSED)
Reports now say that UACs have not been housed at the base yet, but they are on their way.  The federal government is considering a plan to house undocumented kids up to the age of 18 at Joint Base …
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (IMPLEMENTED)
Artesia, NM Federal Law Enforcement Training Center 1300 W Richey Ave. IMPLEMENTED Being held where border patrol agents are trained, angry residents speaking out at town halls, will be open for a “y…
Former Drug Facility (PROPOSED)
Upper Marlboro, MD Former Drug Treatment Facility 4620 Melwood Rd. propsed site in “early stages” of evaluation http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-06-17/news/bs-md-new-shelters-20140617_1_sites-ch…
Border Patrol Station (IMPLEMENTED)
Brownsville, TX Border Patrol Station 3305 U.S. 83 Brownsville, TX IMPLEMENTED http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-texas-immigrant-children-20140618-story.html#page=1
Old nursing home facility (FAILED)
Escondido, CA Old nursing home facility 1817 Avenida Del Diablo, Escondido CA | FAILED Public outrage forced feds to abandon planned center http://www.10news.com/news/proposed-facility-in-escondido-f…
Nogales Warehouse (IMPLEMENTED)
Nogales, AZ Warehouse 1500 West La Quinta Road Nogales IMPLEMENTED http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/06/18/arizona-immigrant-children-holding-area-tour/10780449/
Former College Student Housing (PROPOSED)
Tucson, AZ Former College Student Housing Center Oracle Road Proposed site http://www.kvoa.com/news/migrant-placement-center-in-tucson-upsetting-some-area-residents/
Former Sharp-Cabrillo Skilled Nursing Center (PROPOSED)
May house thousands of aliens in an abandoned medical facility. http://www.10news.com/news/source-thousands-of-immigrant-children-coming-to-san-diego-062514
Dallas County Center (PROPOSED)
On Thursday, Judge Jenkins announced three proposed sites to house the youngsters. Those places include Hulcy Middle School in Dallas’ Red Bird area, the Lamar School in Grand Prairie, and a building…
Metro West Complex (FAILED)
Both US Senators from Maryland blocked the proposed illegal alien housing facility at a vacant Social Security Administration Building in downtown Baltimore, MD. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/201…
Wolverine Human Services Facility (PROPOSED)
UPDATE: City residents oppose the planned facility in Vassar and worry about health implications. http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/07/unauthorized_immigrants_subjec.html City offici…
Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (PROPOSED)
On Tuesday church leaders told KFOX14 that immigrants would be coming in waves to Las Cruces and staying at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/top-stor…
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IMPLEMENTED)
Illegal Immigrants Being Flown Into Houston Thursday, July 3 After Murrieta, California Rejection http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/07/03/Illegal-Immigrants-Being-Shipped-to-Houston
San Benito Church (PROPOSED)
A fourth shelter plans to open here to house children amid a wave of immigrants coming from Central American countries, a local pastor said. http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/local_news/article…
Oyster Creek Children’s Center (IMPLEMENTED)
40-100 illegal aliens are being housed in the Children’s Center in this small Texas town. http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/25939263/brazoria-county-youth-center-becomes-home-to-immigrant-children
Naval Base (Port Hueneme) (IMPLEMENTED)
575 illegal aliens are being housed at the Naval Base in Port Hueneme, CA. No (local officials) were aware of the housing initiative “until they read it in the newspapers like everyone else.” http:/…
His House Children’s Home (IMPLEMENTED)
This information was given to NumbersUSA by a US Representative from Florida. His House (His House Children’s Home) Miami Gardens, FL.33055 LINK: http://www.hhch.org/
Hanscom AFB (IMPLEMENTED)
It seems that two planeloads of illegal aliens were recently shipped to Massachusetts. The first reportedly landed at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford. According to my tipster, approximately 160 ille…
Boston Logan Airport (IMPLEMENTED)
A planeload of illegal aliens landed at this airport.  Local officials are asking questions but DHS is keeping details under wraps. http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_26022462/hanscom-fligh…
Virginia Intermont College (FAILED)
UPDATE: State refugee health coordinator for VA has told callers this planned location has now been reversed.  This comes after the Washington County Board voted unanimously to send a resolution to lo…
Former Army Reserve Building (FAILED)
UPDATE: The office of U.S. Congressman Bill Flores tells KAGS-HD that the old Bryan Army Reserve Facility will “NOT” be used to house illegal immigrants. http://kagstv.com/News/KAGSNews/ID/4257/Bry…
Nashville, TN (PROPOSED)
Signs on Catholic Charities office in Nashville has residents on high alert to the possibility that illegal aliens will be housed in Tennessee.  Click link below to urge Senators to oppose any plans. …
Former Al Price Juvenille Detentio Center (PROPOSED)
UPDATE: The chances of unaccompanied minors entering the country by the thousands being housed in Southeast Texas is now very unlikely according to the Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas. http:…
Children’s Center in Galveston (IMPLEMENTED)
Dozens of illegal aliens are being housed at the Children’s Center on the corner of 45th and N in Galveston. They were transported here from the Houston Airport. http://www.khou.com/news/local/Chi…
Green Family Camp in Bruceville (IMPLEMENTED)
A normally quiet country road in Bruceville, south of Waco, bustled with bus traffic for weeks this spring as between 1,000 and 2,000 children were trucked in from the border.  Although the kids may…
Southwest Key Facility (IMPLEMENTED)
According to this job posting by SouthWest Key, the company that was contracted by the federal government to prepare housing for the illegal aliens, a facility was opened on June, 21 in Tuscon. Loc…
Grand Rapids Housing Males (IMPLEMENTED)
We found a description for a job opening in Grand Rapids: “Position involves working in a team-orientated, trauma-informed, group home setting for male unaccompanied minors.” Location not disclosed. …
Terrell Middle School (PROPOSED)
UPDATE: Feds plan to bring illegal aliens to the school in the middle of the night (1 a.m. – 2a.m.) to avoid protesters. UPDATE: Locals are furious over the proposed center, especially when their ch…
Big Flats Aviation Facility (PROPOSED)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency called Chemung County June 23 to tell them the now-closed Sikorsky Customer Delivery & Completion Center was being considered as a reception center, Chemung C…
Adelanto Center adding 650 beds (IMPLEMENTED)
Southern California’s largest immigrant detention center is adding 650 more beds as part of an expansion that will help ease overflow in the Los Angeles area, federal officials said. http://www.the…
Chula Vista BP Station (IMPLEMENTED)
The 140 illegal aliens who were turned away in Murrieta, CA ended up here at this Border Patrol Station. http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/07/02/Illegal-Alien-Buses-Arrive-In-Chula-…
Former Bill Clayton Detention Center (PROPOSED)
UPDATE (7/16): Littlefield residents debate housing illegal residents at vacant prison http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2014-07-15/littlefield-residents-debate-housing-illegal-residents-vacant-pri…
St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home (IMPLEMENTED)
This nonprofit residential facility houses 82 children ages 5 to 17, most from Honduras. http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Nonprofit-shelters-have-capacity-to-handle-more-5594384.php
Bristow, VA- Youth For Tomorrow Center (IMPLEMENTED)
NumbersUSA got word from a local official that this youth center is housing illegal aliens.  Their website confirms the claim. http://www.youthfortomorrow.org/Residential-Services
Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie (IMPLEMENTED)
NumbersUSA activist found job openings for care providers for their unaccompanied minors program. Job description: http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/npo/4518016310.html Children’s Home website:http…
Cayuga Centers Housing (IMPLEMENTED)
Cayuga Centers has opened a 300 foster bed program for unaccompanied alien children in NYC. This UAC program is funded by the Federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).  Ages 3-17.5 years We fo…
New York Foundling Facility
The New York Foundling in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) will provide tem…
League City, TX City Council votes to ban facilities
League City, Texas, voted 6-2 to ban within its borders the operation of any detention facility that processes the illegal immigrant children who are pouring across the border. City Council members H…
Federal Gov’t Suspended Flights (FAILED)
After weeks of protests, the feds have temporarily suspended flights from TX to San Diego.  Illegal aliens on these flights were being bused to small towns in the area. http://www.utsandiego.com/new…
PRIDE Health Housing Facility Yonkers, NY (IMPLEMENTED)
“Working in collaboration with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the program provides a safe and nurturing environment for 33 youth in a Basic Shelter program located at our licensed resi…
Clarinda Academy, Iowa (FAILED)
UPDATE (7/16): A group that runs a facility for at-risk youth in southwest Iowa has scrapped plans to shelter undocumented juveniles who come alone into the U.S., a spokesman for the facility told…
St. Joseph’s, Fontana, CA (IMEPLEMENTED)
UPDATE: Group opposing illegal immigration rallies outside Fontana church http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20140713/group-opposing-illegal-immigration-rallies-outside-fontana-church 46 illegal alie…
Dayton, OH (PROPOSED)
The Mayor of this sanctuary city has told the Obama Administration is is happy to house illegal border-crossers in the city.  http://www.fox45now.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/wrgt_vid_21127.s…
GA Baptist’s Children’s Home, Palmetto (PROPOSED)
The federal government has tapped local charities to help house children from the border crisis. The federal government asked the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes if they would help house some of th…
Milwaukee, WI Catholic Charities (PROPOSED)
Father David Bergner, the director of Catholic Charities here, said that its parent organization, Catholic Charities USA, has been asked by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to look for sites th…
Army Reserve Center, Westminster, MD (FAILED)
The federal government has decided not to use a vacant Army Reserve building in Westminster to temporarily house immigrant children after objections from Carroll County officials. http://www.therepub…
Caring Cities Campaing (PROPOSED)
Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba and representatives from more than a dozen local agencies will meet Monday afternoon to discuss how the Quad Cities might be able to help solve the U.S. border crisis. La…
Jewish Family Services Gulf Coast (IMPLEMENTED)
The children, according to the Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services shelter in Holiday off of U.S. 19, are between the ages of 8 and 18. The program is paid for by the U.S. Department of He…
Abbott House
http://www.abbotthouse.net/?page_id=6428   This housing location was shared with NumbersUSA by reliable source.
Holy Family Institute (PROPOSED)
UPDATE: Local news now reporting on proposed site in Pittsburgh. In the coming months, Holy Family will provide food, shelter, clothing and education to some 20 Central American refugees, all under …
Undisclosed Detention Center (IMPLEMENTED)
“Thousands of Central Americans were caught coming into the U.S. illegally…after being caught by border agents, they were detained in Texas, flown to Yuma, bussed to El Centro and then housed in ano…
BCFS Facility (IMPLEMENTED)
http://www.bcfs.net/about-bcfs/locations   This housing location was shared with NumbersUSA by reliable source.
BCFS Chavaneaux (IMPLEMENTED)
http://www.bcfs.net/ This housing location was shared with NumbersUSA by reliable source.
Lutheran Social Services of the South (PROPOSED)
Another shelter for unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the border will soon be open in McAllen. Lutheran Social Services of South is renovating a building off North McColl Road and Jasmine Avenu…
BCFS Hennessee (IMPLEMENTED)
ZIP: 78550     http://www.bcfs.net/   This housing location was shared with NumbersUSA by reliable source.
BCFS Fairfield SS (IMPLEMENTED)
ZIP: 94533   http://www.bcfs.net/   This housing location was shared with NumbersUSA by reliable source.
Lutheran Social Services (IMPLEMENTED)
The Bilingual Case Worker provides case management for unaccompanied children and adolescents who are under the foster care of the program.” http://www.lssne.org/our-services/Job-Openings-2/Bilingual…
Bethany Christian Foster (IMPLEMENTED)
901 Eastern Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0294   http://www.bethany.org/grandrapids/our-office This housing location was shared with NumbersUSA by reliable source.
Board of Child Care (IMPLEMENTED)
3300 Gaither Rd., Baltimore, MD, 21244 http://www.boardofchildcare.org/   This housing location was shared with NumbersUSA by reliable source.
Bokenkamp Children’s Center (IMPLEMENTED)
This housing location was shared with NumbersUSA by reliable source.   402 Harbor Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78401 http://www.bokenkampchildrensshelter.org/changealife/directions/
Boystown (IMPLEMENTED)
This information was given to NumbersUSA by a US Representative from Florida. 3111 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 http://www.boystown.org/locations/south-florida/contact-us-adm…
Brazoria County Youth Home (IMPLEMENTED)
This housing location was shared with NumbersUSA by reliable source.   3315 FM 523 Rd, Freeport, TX 77541 https://plus.google.com/109709032236881678965/about?gl=us&hl=en
Cardinal McCloskey Community Services (IMPLEMENTED)
115 E Stevens Ave, Suite LL5, Valhalla, NY 10595 This housing location was shared with NumbersUSA by reliable source. http://www.cmcs.org/who-we-are/about-us/
Gmark Warehouse (Customs and Border Protection) (IMPLEMENTED)
S Ware Rd & W Ursula Ave, McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas 78503 http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1064821#.U8QdkI1dWzg
Sequel Youth and Family Services (PROPOSED)
NumbersUSA was alerted by an activist on the plans to house unaccompanied minors in South Central Michigan.  Sequel Youth and Family Services posted this job listing for the UAC program: http://www….
Oracle, AZ (FAILED)
UPDATE: The protest over immigrant children coming to Pinal County fizzled Tuesday afternoon after their buses failed to show. A congressional source confirmed that the buses were not coming. The b…
Southwest Key Facility (IMPLEMENTED)
Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Program LINK: http://www.swkey.org/programs/directory/um_929
Southwest Key Facility (IMPLEMENTED)
Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Program. LINK: http://www.swkey.org/programs/directory/um_930
Southwest Key Facility (IMPLEMENTED)
Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Program. LINK: http://www.swkey.org/programs/directory/um_952
Southwest Key Facility (IMPLEMENTED)
Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Program. LINK: http://www.swkey.org/programs/directory/um_941
Southwest Key Facility (IMPLEMENTED)
Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Program LINK: http://www.swkey.org/programs/directory/um_931
Southwest Key Facility (IMPLEMENTED)
Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Program. LINK: http://www.swkey.org/programs/directory/um_950
Southwest Key Facility (IMPLEMENTED)
Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Program. LINK: http://www.swkey.org/programs/directory/um_955
Southwest Key Facility (IMPLEMENTED)
Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Program. LINK: http://www.swkey.org/programs/directory/um_951
Southwest Key Facility (IMPLEMENTED)
Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Program. LINK: http://www.swkey.org/programs/directory/um_928
Southwest Key Facility (IMPLEMENTED)
Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Program. LINK: http://www.swkey.org/programs/directory/um_926
Southwest Key Facility (IMPLEMENTED)
Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Program. LINK: http://www.swkey.org/programs/directory/um_949
Southwest Key Facility (IMPLEMENTED)
Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Program. LINK: http://www.swkey.org/programs/directory/um_954
Youth Care, Seattle (IMPLEMENTED)
This housing location was shared with NumbersUSA by reliable source. LINK: http://www.youthcare.org/
Union County Juvenile Center (IMPLEMENTED)
This housing location was shared to NumbersUSA by a reliable source. LINK: 1075 Edward St, Linden, NJ 07036
Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center (IMPLEMENTED)
This location information was given to NumberUSA from a reliable source. LINK: http://www.svjc.org/
Selma R Carson Home (IMPLEMENTED)
This location information was given to NumbersUSA by a reliable source. LINK: http://pioneerhumanservices.org/
Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention (IMPLEMENTED)
This location information was given to NumbersUSA by a reliable source LINK: https://www.alexandriava.gov/dchs/childrenfamily/default.aspx?id=50666
Morrison Shelter (IMPLEMENTED)
This location information was given to NumbersUSA by a reliable source. LINK: http://www.morrisonkids.org/locations.aspx
Lutheran Social Services, Lansign (IMPLEMENTED)
This location information was given to NumbersUSA by a reliable source. LINK: http://www.lssm.org/lssm/contact-lssm
Lincoln Hall Haven, Lincolndale (IMPLEMENTED)
This location information was given to NumbersUSA by a reliable source. LINK: http://www.lincolnhall.org/
Kids Peace, Bethlehem (IMPLEMENTED)
This location information was given to NumbersUSA by a reliable source . LINK: http://www.kidspeace.org/
Heartland, Chicago (IMPLEMENTED)
This housing information was given to NumbersUSA by a reliable source.  UACs are being housed at the Heartland International Children’s Center, Heartland International Youth Center and the Heartland I…
Madison, WI (PROPOSED)
UPDATE (7/17): The federal government has asked officials in the Madison and Milwaukee areas to look for potential sites to house some of the children now flooding into the country from Central Amer…
Palm Aire Resort (PROPOSED)
he Obama administration could soon be housing hundreds of illegal immigrant children at a multimillion-dollar luxury hotel complex in Texas, just a few miles from the Mexican border – and it could cos…
Southbury Training School (FAILED)
Connecticut officials have rejected a federal request to temporarily house up to 2,000 immigrant children from Central America at a mostly-vacant facility built for developmentally disabled adults. …
Los Angeles Shelters (PROPOSED)
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is welcoming illegal immigrants who have crossed America’s southern border to Los Angeles, saying the city is an appropriate place to reunify children with their famili…
Southwest Key Facility (IMPLEMENTED)
Unaccompanied Minors Shelter.  Website has wrong state but correct ZIP for the Glendale location. http://www.swkey.org/programs/directory/um_927
Pleasantville, NY (IMPLEMENTED)
Jewish Child Care Association is hiring for the UAC shelter here. LINK: http://www.careerbuilder.com/jobseeker/jobs/jobdetails.aspx?sc_cmp1=js_jrp_jobclick&APath=2.21.0.0.0&job_did=JHL1YQ749W3P8CPLRJ…
Suffolk County House of Correction (IMPLEMENTED)
Hundreds of undocumented immigrants have been flown from overcrowded Texas detention facilities to jails in Massachusetts, including a facility at the Suffolk County House of Correction. http://m.ba…
The Jones County Detention Center (PROPOSED)
A never-opened, $35 million, 1,112-bed Texas prison facility in Jones County is being discussed as a possibility to house unaccompanied immigrant children. LINK: http://www.ktxs.com/news/housing-im…
Sisters of St. Francis Convent (PROPOSED)
Syracuse, NY The Sisters of St. Francis confirmed today that federal officials are exploring the idea of using the religious order’s vacant Syracuse buildings to house immigrant children awaiting dep…
Sabine Creek Ranch (PROPOSED)
Royse City, TX Ed Walker – a former Lake Pointe Church pastor and founder of Sabine Creek Ranch in Royse City – is seeking the blessing of the federal government to bring up to 300 of these kids …
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Group: Portland is Central American illegal alien drop.

Numbers USA reports Portland area will be site for illegal aliens brought from Central America.

Numbers USA map of illegal alien relocation centers
Numbers USA map of illegal alien relocation centers


The Central American illegal alien story now centers on Portland, Oregon. After watching the drama play out in Southern California where I currently live, I’m not at all surprised Portland is a target for relocation. Portland is a sanctuary city for illegal aliens and caters to populations of non citizens from special health centers to illegal alien day labor centers. 

Illegal aliens are brought to San Diego. Now they're being dropped in Portland.
Illegal aliens are brought to San Diego. Now they’re being dropped in Portland.

 

A Portland area concerned citizen contacted pro legal immigration group Numbers USA to verify its reports were true. The group sent him the locations where the illegal aliens will be processed provided by a US Senator whom they didn’t name. He passed it along to me. 


The information was given to us by a staff member of a US Senator.  I will ask my supervisor if I can disclose to you, but here are all the locations that HHS reported to this Senator in the Portland area:


Morrison Foster  
Portland , OR 97220

Morrison Shelter 
Portland , OR 97266

Morrison Staff Secure (Morrison Paso) 
Portland , OR 97266

Morrison Secure (Morrison Senderos) 
Portland , OR 97213

Citizens of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have been sending their children north via Mexican drug cartels after the Obama Administration telegraphed to them the children would be given permission to stay. The law enforcement group EPIC confirmed the children were told they would be permitted to stay as the reason for traveling north, punching holes in the Obama Administration story that the children came to flee violence. The inanity of of paying violent gangs to bring their children north to escape violent gangs at home would seem to fly in the face of the narrative proffered by administration officials. 

Some citizens have expressed shock the Feds would send children to Portland without giving them fair warning considering the health problems so many of the people have brought with them. 

Protests are planned nationwide Friday and Saturday objecting to the Obama Administration’s open borders policies. Portland, Salem and Eugene activists are planning the protests via Facebook. 

Five car crash at Oregon car wash. Worker with no license charged.

Oregonian: “Ramirez-Ramirez did not have a valid driver’s license. [C]ited for driving while suspended.”

images-4 “Car wash employee cited after crashing customer’s SUV into 4 other vehicles in Beaverton.” 

Crash at the car wash. Photo by the Oregonian.
Crash at the car wash. Photo by the Oregonian.

We’ve taken a vote at my house and have ruled Juan Ramirez-Ramirez was having a very, very bad day. Sadly, the woman who was injured in one of the five vehicles cracked up at the Beaverton Car Wash was having a worse one, because Juan’s problem with the accelerator sent her to the hospital. From the Oregonian,

Juan Ramirez-Ramirez, 34, of Beaverton, told a Beaverton police officer through a translator that the throttle of the Jeep Commander became stuck as he was driving it atBeaverton Car Wash12425 S.W. Canyon Rd., on Saturday, according to a Beaverton police report. He said it would not stop when he stepped on the brake while pulling into the drying area.

An owner of one of the damaged vehicles who speaks Spanish told police he overheard another employee tell Ramirez-Ramirez that he needed to slow down when driving out of the car wash, the report said.

The witness said he was standing next to the exit of the car wash when he saw Ramirez-Ramirez get into the Jeep, rev the engine and speed into the witness’ Toyota Camry and then a Honda Civic, the report said. The impact sent the Honda Civic into an Acura MDX and Honda Pilot, according to the report.

The owner of the Honda Pilot was taken to the hospital with injuries to her feet and legs, the report said. The woman reported that she was standing outside the car and two of her children were inside when the car was hit. No one else was injured.

Juan didn’t have a legit license and he couldn’t speak English because he needed a translator. Gee, I wonder why? Could Juan be illegally in the United States? Did his employer know? If Juan was driving cars, how come his boss didn’t check to see if he had a driver’s license? Oh, never mind. 

Gilchrist calls for citizen border patrols in 2015: “Whackos…stay home.”

Former California Congressional candidate and Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist calls for 3000-5000 volunteers in 2015. But “whackos should be staying home.”

Former California gubernatorial candidate and Minuteman Co-founder Jim Gilchrist on One America News Network
Former California congressional candidate and Minuteman Co-founder Jim Gilchrist on One America News Network urging volunteers to help secure the border

*Editor’s note: Jim Gilchrist made corrections to this story and I thank him for them. The story has been changed to reflect the corrections.

“This problem is not going away, and if the government cannot take care of it and protect us, then clearly it’s our duty and obligation to do it for them.”

Former Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist has called for thousands of volunteers to head to the border in May 2015 to stop what he calls “the tsunami of an endless flow of people” overrunning the border between Mexico and the United States. “This is going to dwarf the original Minuteman Project and I expect a number of militia groups to join.”

The Minutemen ceased  in 2010 after the Feds increased the number of Border Patrol agents patrolling the border.  But now that Gilchrist has called for the remobilization of the group, he’s looking ahead to future need which include: volunteers, 300 Ham radio operators, lawyers, captains, medical personnel, air wings and law enforcement liaisons. 

Days ago, in an interview with Graham Ledger of One America News, Gilchrist explained what it would take to mount such a huge endeavor.

http://youtu.be/Cq2hZCeBqHE

Note who posted this video. The very reasonable sounding Gilchrist is marked out as a “hate” monger merely for wanting to patrol the border.

Global warmists now claim climate psycho trauma!

Purveyors of climate claims including: new ice age, population bomb, warming, cooling, change and chaos now warn of climate trauma

When a kid guilelessly tells a global warming purveyor on camera that he rides a bike to school to save the polar bears, is it any wonder there’s climate trauma

Portland kid claims to ride bike to school to "save polar bears" in 2012 bicycle propaganda film.
Portland kid claims to ride bike to school to “save polar bears” in 2012 bicycle propaganda film.

C’mon, Al Gore and his acolytes–the boy’s teachers–have been telling the kid global warming caused by gassing up his mom’s car is killing those fuzzy, cute polar bears. The kid is told riding his bike will save them. Between hating his mom for having a car and the guilt of not riding his bike on rainy days, this kid could someday be a walking psycho ward. ‘If only I had ridden in October and November, I might have been able to save more! There they go…on that little bitty ice chunk… And then the day after tomorrow the waves are going to crash over Manhattan!’

Of course the polar bear population has grown but, shhhhhh, don’t tell anybody, especially that kid.

group touting this new psycho malady claims the climate chaos will cause trauma but that the resilient human race will be able to pull through….IF WE ACT IN TIME!

The mental stresses of climate change have so far been overlooked beyond climate expert burnout and criticisms of too many climate disasters in the media desensitising people. However, the stresses of dealing with climate change are a public health concern that needs to be more widely addressed.

So far I’m tracking with these guys. I’ve OFTEN warned of the social costs of the so-called “Smart Growth”, as they insist on calling it, by cramming people into boxes, working to take cars away, no yard for their children to play, pricing them out of independence through higher taxes and regulation and even fining them for using resources. But, you didn’t think they’d toss this out and agree with those who have been criticizing them for years, did you? Not when there’s another fear to dangle in front of you, they won’t! 

Climate impacts on mental health include trauma, shock, anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, relationship strain, substance abuse, and a sense of loss and lack of control.

But that’s not all, it gets worse, natch.

Climate impacts on physical health include severe physical trauma, death, broken bones and cuts, disease, reduced access to health care, increased exposure to pests and toxins, allergies, asthma, impaired fetal development and changes in general fitness as climate impacts change daily routines.

But IF YOU ACT NOW you can help stop these horribles. Good grief, are you still standing there???!!! DO something! And, as luck has it, they helpfully provide a list,

Things you can do to reduce the stress of dealing with climate are:

  1. Give people confidence we can prepare for and mitigate climate change
  2. Communicate solutions
  3. Highlight the co-benefits of acting on climate
  4. Acknowledge the normality of emotions around climate
  5. Use personal stories to connect
  6. Be careful with too many disaster images causing a sense of hopelessness
  7. Focus on local impacts
  8. Emphasise the power of collective action
  9. Help people interpret their experiences
  10. Connect the dots from impacts to solutions

I like number 6. Now that’s absolute Al Gore Gold.

Only if you stop the climate (ice age, population bomb, cooling, warming, change, chaos) will you be able to PERSONALLY feel better. It’s all about you. Think globally, act personally.

You have to love the chutzpah. They’re now warning the result of their own decades-long fear mongering in our schools and freedom restricting laws and regulation and disguising it as another climate chaos fall that can only be solved if you do what they say. Again. Naturally.

 

Tahmooressi ordered to remain in Mexican jail

Tahmooressi arrives to court under heavy guard.

Marine Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi is brought to court under heavy guard. Image: KFMB TV
Marine Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi is brought to court under heavy guard. Image: KFMB TV

The US Marine Sergeant who says he accidentally drove into Tijuana when he missed a turn has now been ordered to remain in jail awhile longer. Andrew Tahmooressi was imprisoned in a Tijuana jail 100 days ago when his vehicle was searched and loaded guns were found. Both Andrew and his mother contend he was moving between cities and basically living out of his car. His guns were among his many possessions, they claim. 

Maybe it’s just me, but when the entire country of Mexico allows the cartels to bring in hot and cold illegal aliens from Central America, dumping them in America, it seems to me President Obama could make a phone call and stop it while, at the same time, getting Tahmooressi freed.

San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com

‘Heckuva job, Barack’ gets flak for Texas border speech…340 miles from border

President Obama plans to give a speech to spin illegal alien crisis at the border. Time for three fundraisers, no time for the border.

Obama looking out the window of Air Force One. Not at the border, though. He doesn't even have time for that.
Obama looking out the window of Air Force One. Not at the border, though. He doesn’t even have time for that.

After several days of bumbling by the Obama Administration, the president has now relented and will suck it up and meet with the unwashed, cowboy boot wearing, twangy talkin’ elected officials from Texas. He also plans to give a speech on the humanitarian crisis he created at the US/Mexico border from Dallas Love Field–340 miles from the border.

Considering the president asserts this issue is a crisis, it’s odd that he chooses to spend his time at three political fundraisers, but can’t spare the time to actually visit the border. He certainly had time while in Colorado to shoot pool and drink beer.

President Obama plays pool with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper but is being criticized for not taking the time to go to the border while on his visit to Texas.
President Obama plays pool with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, but is being criticized for not taking the time to go to the border while on his visit to Texas.

Some, such as Congressman Henry Cuellar and radio talker Rush Limbaugh, are calling this border crisis Obama’s Hurricane Katrina moment. I disagree. 

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On this, the day former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to ten years for taking bribes and being part of a criminal enterprise before, during and after Hurricane Katrina, it’s instructive to note that one crisis was man made and the other an act of nature. It’s instructive to note the president has not reached out to local elected officials most impacted by his invitation–tacit or otherwise– to illegal aliens to storm the border. Before Katrina, President Bush called on Governor Blanco and Mayor Ray Nagin to do their jobs and evacuate and get the National Guard deployed. When the guy at the other end of the phone is a crook and incompetent, as was Ray Nagin and Kathleen Blanco, there’s a problem. In this case, however, Obama allowed the storm of illegal aliens to go to F-5 before he even asked for local help from some of the most COMPETENT people around, namely Governor Rick Perry, who happens to be an expert on border issues. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer was told maybe they were coming, as he put it to talk host, Mark Larson, but didn’t even know for sure until hundreds of illegal aliens were already on a bus and on their way.

In the meantime, the Twitterverse gleefully piled on the president’s recent missteps.