Washington DC Paint Vandal Is Arrested: Mandarin Translator Required

Now that the Washington, DC, paint vandal has been caught, the media has seemingly lost interest in the shocking story of damage done to the Lincoln Memorial and other beloved national treasures. Perhaps the accused perp’s diverse identity has something to do with the sudden quiet. Were the scribblers hoping against all reason that the defacer was a Tea Party member?

In fact, the arrested person is Jiamei Tian (pictured), 58, who was arrested with a soda can filled with green paint and whose clothes were spattered with the telltale color. She was identified by her Chinese passport and recently expired visa.

The green paint attacks in recent days included the Lincoln Memorial, a statue near the Smithsonian castle and the National Cathedral. Tian is thought by police to be connected to the other vandalism.

For a brief time, reports said there was a “language barrier” with the arrested person. On Tuesday, a Mandarin interpreter was brought to court.

Woman charged in vandalism at National Cathedral ordered held without bond, CNN, July 30, 2013

Washington (CNN) — A woman arrested in connection with the splattering of paint in two locations inside the National Cathedral in Washington was ordered held without bond Tuesday.

Jia Mei Tian, 58, has been charged with felony destruction of property. When officers arrested her on Monday, she had green paint on her clothes and shoes, and paint cans were found in three bags she had with her, according to a police report obtained by CNN.

If found guilty, she could face up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Tian will be kept in custody at least until a second hearing, which is scheduled for Friday morning.

That hearing will determine whether there is probable cause to continue to hold her. If she is held, she would be entitled to another hearing within 100 days.

During her court appearance Tuesday, Tian wore a white jumpsuit and appeared disheveled with messy hair. She was calm throughout. Early on, while waiting her turn near the front of the courtroom, Tian appeared to be smiling.

A Mandarin interpreter was brought in to assist her during the proceedings.

According to court documents, Tian had a visa allowing her to be in the United States that expired on Saturday. She traveled on a Chinese passport.

Prosecutors argued she was a serious flight risk with no fixed address.

After her arrest, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement lodged an immigration detainer against Tian, meaning that ICE wants to be notified before local law enforcement releases her. Continue reading this article

Danish Psychiatrist Explains How Islam Fosters Violent Crime -- Their Religion Commands It!

Every time I hear this accurate line of reasoning that the Muslim holy texts tell followers to smite the infidels whenever possible, my brain automatically starts running the ditty “It’s in the Koran” which has a very catchy tune.

The lyrics are a little hard to understand, but you can read them online of course. Following is a typical verse:

We’re happy to torture
We’re eager to rape
We savor your last screams
On videotape
We massacre children
We ransack a shrine
And all our acts are sanctified
By Suras 2 through 9

Oh, wait, Islam is not a religion of peace, an idea promoted by its propagandists?? A better translation is “Islam is submission” not peace as the term is understood by westerners. If everyone on earth submits to Mohammed’s teachings, then peace will prevail, that’s the idea. But in the real world of Muslims, shias are killing sunnis and vice versa all the time.

Below, Muslim immigrants in France show their gratitude to their adopted homeland by burning hundreds of cars every New Years.

But you needn’t listen to a rude infidel tune to learn about Islam’s twisted beliefs: a Danish psychiatrist has declared the unpleasant truth, gleaned from clinical experience with Muslim criminals.

Given this belief system, wouldn’t it be sensible to end diverse Muslim immigration to America now before it’s too late?

Danish forensic psychiatrist: Muslims are more criminal because Islam teaches them to attack non-Muslims. “They simply cannot see that what they have done is wrong”, Translation from Islam Versus Europe, July 30, 2013

“Radical Islamism is a real and growing threat to Danish society and it is time that politicians wake up.

So says forensic psychiatrist and author Henrik Day Poulsen, author of a book on fanaticism. Poulsen regular meets Islamism in his work with criminals. …

When we examine the criminal migrant youth, Islamism quite often plays a role. They have been inculcated a totally distorted worldview in which it is directly or indirectly ok to commit violence or rob a bank, because the whole life is a battle between Denmark and Islam, where they are on the good side. And when they are arrested and punished, they think again, it is an expression of that struggle. That it is because of racism. They simply cannot see that what they have done is wrong. It is very difficult to fight crime, that happens with the starting point, and the development is therefore very dangerous,’ says Henrik Day Poulsen. … Continue reading this article

Senator Sessions Urges Republicans to Seize Immigration Limits as a Winning Issue

Jeff Sessions, a leader against the Senate’s destructive amnesty bill in recent months, has sent a memo to fellow Republicans, urging them to reject amnesty. Many in the party have bad ideas in their heads about how a vote for amnesty will put them in the good graces of the overestimated hispanic voter. But it makes no sense to pursue a minority voting bloc when the Republican base strongly rejects amnesty for millions of lawbreaking foreigners.

Sessions argues that Democrats believe they can get away with screwing their own people in the working class because Repubs would be too dim, too bought by big business to stand for American workers.

Actually, the Democrats abandoned working class citizens years ago, when the Ds decided to become the diversity party, excluding all other values.

The upshot is that very few elected officials in Washington give a passing thought to Americans struggling in a worsening economy that is supposed to be recovering from a recession. It’s an opportunity for Republicans, if they are wise enough to embrace it.

A Tea Party website posted Sessions’ whole memorandum:

Sessions to Republicans: GOP Elite View on Immigration Is ‘Nonsense’, TeaParty.org, July 29, 2013

Memo: How The GOP Can Do The Right Thing On Immigration—And Win
July 29, 2013
To: Republican Colleagues
From: Ranking Member Jeff Sessions

The GOP needs to flip the immigration debate on its head.

The same set of GOP strategists, lobbyists, and donors who have always favored a proposal like the Gang of Eight immigration bill argue that the great lesson of the 2012 election is that the GOP needs to push for immediate amnesty and a drastic surge in low-skill immigration.

This is nonsense.

The GOP lost the election—as exit polls clearly show—because it hemorrhaged support from middle- and low-income Americans of all backgrounds. In changing the terms of the immigration debate we will not only prevent the implementation of a disastrous policy, but begin a larger effort to broaden our appeal to working Americans of all backgrounds. Now is the time to speak directly to the real and legitimate concerns of millions of hurting Americans whose wages have declined and whose job prospects have grown only bleaker. This humble and honest populism—in contrast to the Administration’s cheap demagoguery—would open the ears of millions who have turned away from our party. Of course, such a clear and honest message would require saying “no” to certain business demands and powerful interests who shaped the immigration bill in the Senate.

In Senator Schumer’s failed drive to acquire 70 votes, he convinced every single Democrat in his conference to support a bill that adds four times more guest workers than the rejected 2007 immigration plan while dramatically boosting the number of low-skill workers admitted to the country each year on a permanent basis. All this at a time when wages are lower than in 1999, when only 58 percent of U.S. adults are working, and when 47 million residents are on food stamps. Even CBO confirms that the proposal will reduce wages and increase unemployment. Low-income Americans will be hardest hit. Continue reading this article

Welfare Food Fraud Update

A week ago, the New York Post reported that local immigrants were packing up chow purchased with food stamps and shipping off the free-to-them food to their homelands.

Further investigation by the paper has now found that selling those giant containers of food is a thriving business for diverse immigrants. The photo shows a man in the Dominican city of Santiago with a barrel of welfare edibles that will be sold on the black market, on the back of the unwilling American taxpayer.

The Post’s earlier article remarked that welfare food was never meant to be aid abroad, and noted the United States spent $522.7 million on foreign aid to the Caribbean last fiscal year. Now we learn that tax money spent to prevent hunger is being pissed away in a double fraud.

But immigrants practicing the fraud think it’s a fine way to make some extra cash: “It’s a really easy way to make money, and it doesn’t cost me anything,” a seller named Maria-Teresa said Friday.

Oh sure — stealing from Americans is fine; they have too much money anyway. That’s the immigrant attitude.

The Post had an appropriate graphic:

FYI: the number of non-citizens receiving food stamps has quadrupled since 2001.

NYC welfare food is shipped in barrels to the Dominican Republic – then sold on the black market, New York Post, July 28, 2013

Food-stamp fraud in New York has turned into foreign aid — to black-market profiteers in the Dominican Republic.

Last week, The Post revealed how New Yorkers on welfare are buying food with their benefit cards and shipping it in blue barrels to poor relatives in the Caribbean.

But not everyone is giving the taxpayer-funded fare to starving children abroad. The Post last week found two people hawking barrels of American products for a profit on the streets of Santiago.

“It’s a really easy way to make money, and it doesn’t cost me anything,” a seller named Maria-Teresa said Friday.

The 47-year-old Bronx native told The Post she scalps barrels of Frosted Flakes and baby formula bought with welfare money in the United States.

Maria-Teresa said she gets new barrels every few weeks from her sister, who buys everything at a Western Beef on Prospect Avenue near East 165th Street in Foxhurst.

The scamming sibling pays $75 per barrel to transport the items to the DR through Mott Haven’s Luciano Shipping. Sometimes the family fraudsters take advantage of a special: three barrels for the price of two.

Maria-Teresa said she uses some of the products but vends the rest out of her Santiago home, providing markdowns of $1 to $2 compared to what her buyers would pay in local shops.

“I don’t know how much of a business it is, but I know a lot of people are doing it,” she said. Continue reading this article

Illegal Alien Crime Is Discussed on Fox — Sort Of

Fox News’ adversarial approach in issue presentation leaves a great deal to be desired: “Fair and balanced” sets up opposing voices to show both sides of an issue. However, that strategy often produces more clamor than facts.

One recent example was Laura Ingraham’s presentation on the O’Reilly Factor about the media’s cover-up of illegal alien crimes, that normal reporting of crimes often omits the detail that the accused (or convicted) perp is an unlawful foreigner. It’s an important topic, but it got lost when the immigration attorney Daniel Hernandez wouldn’t shut up and allow CIS’ expert Steve Camarota to speak. The segment started off well, but disintegrated at the end — kind of proving the point that open-border activists will do anything to block information about the many illegal alien criminals assaulting this nation’s public safety.

The media would rather present happy-talk propaganda about alleged valedictorian aliens when there are far more dangerous foreign criminals than angelic scholars. Otherwise there wouldn’t be so many carve-outs in the Senate amnesty bill for violent criminals.

The Ingraham piece would have been enormously improved by having an informative chat with Steve Camarota only, who has done numerous reports for the Center for Immigration Studies and is very knowledgeable. Canada’s SunTV does one-on-one interviews with experts all the time and they are far more satisfying than the shouting matches one sees on Fox.

One topic that was stomped by the immigration lawyer was the San Francisco triple murder of the Bologna family, a father and two sons (pictured) by a previously arrested illegal alien who mistook them for enemy gangsters — a subject thoroughly covered in VDARE.com by myself and others. But Fox viewers didn’t get the whole disturbing story of how San Francisco’s sanctuary policy protected future multiple murderer Edwin Ramos from deportation even after arrests for violent crimes. Camarota tried to explain the crime’s background, but it’s hard to detail a complex case while a noisy lawyer is trying to drown out your points.

It would be much better to have an informational discussion with an expert rather than a shouting match where facts are lost in the noise. Of course, it Ingraham could have exerted more control over the situation, but never told the obnoxious lawyer to stop interrupting. The segment was decent and focused on an ignored topic, but could have been more instructive by a calm presentation of facts about illegal alien crime by knowledgeable persons.

Huma & Anthony: Diverse Political Odd Couple Strains Boundaries of Sensibility and Security

It’s easy to forget what a complete lying weasel Rep. Anthony Weiner was back when his original digital flashing scandal erupted. Fortunately, the ever helpful Youtube can refresh our memories, in particular the following clip from the Hating Breitbart film which reviews Weiner’s behavior and the media making excuses for him.

Even without the creepy sexting stuff, Weiner has no discernable warmth or human appeal, and it’s amazing that he could get elected to anything, much less to the US Congress. Of course, New York City is very forgiving toward liberal Democrats, so who knows what will happen at the ballot box.

More concerning is his wife Huma Abedin (shown below), a princess of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose family is linked in at the highest levels to the terrorist-in-suits organization. She was a top advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for several years, and one wonders how much she influenced top leaders to believe that the Muslim Brotherhood could be a suitable partner in the Middle East for America.

President Obama has consistently supported pro-sharia political movements in the region. What sort of Islam-friendly advisors does he have surrounding him and what is their agenda? If infiltration and influence are the goals, then the sharia supporters appear to be succeeding.

The odd couple of Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin is extreme even in a political culture that is becoming more clownish by the day. Their pairing shows the lengths that power-seekers will go to grab the prize. Both needed a spouse to prove their normality in order to advance their careers, and they weren’t getting any younger. Huma looked like a good catch because of her Clinton connections and general attractiveness to the gnomish Anthony. Huma may now regret her choice of the perverse flasher, but picking a New York Jew as a husband had the advantage of making her look less like the true Muslim Brotherhood daughter she is.

Author and prosecutor of the Blind Sheik, Andrew McCarthy gave an hour-long speech at the National Press Club last August to warn of Islamic infiltration. One of his arguments was to analyze the ways in which Obama’s government has “embraced a number of Muslim Brotherhood positions that undermine both American constitutional rights and our alliance with Israel” which was a marked reversal of the previous policy to avoid dealing directly with the Brotherhood.

Another topic during that presentation was Huma Abedin and her curiously unexamined position in the American government, remarking that she could not get a security clearance based on her activities and affiliations.

McCarthy updated his Abedin concerns in a recent article:

The Huma Unmentionables, National Review, by Andrew C. McCarthy, July 24, 2013

Charlotte’s revulsion over Huma Abedin’s calculated “stand by your man” routine is surely right. Still, it is amazing, as we speculate about Ms. Abedin’s political future, that the elephant in the room goes unnoticed, or at least studiously unmentioned.

Sorry to interrupt the Best Enabler of a Sociopath Award ceremony but, to recap, Ms. Abedin worked for many years at a journal that promotes Islamic-supremacist ideology that was founded by a top al-Qaeda financier, Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef ran the Rabita Trust, a formally designated foreign terrorist organization under American law. Ms. Abedin and Naseef overlapped at the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA) for at least seven years. Throughout that time (1996–2003), Ms. Abdein worked for Hillary Clinton in various capacities.

Ms. Abedin’s late father, Dr. Zyed Abedin, was recruited by Naseef to run the JMMA in Saudi Arabia. The journal was operated under the management of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, a virulently anti-Semitic and sharia-supremacist organization. When Dr. Abedin died, editorial control of the journal passed to his wife, Dr. Saleha Mahmood Abedin — Huma’s mother.

Saleha Abedin is closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and to supporters of violent jihad. Among other things, she directs an organization – the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child. The IICWC, through its parent entity (the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief), is a component of the Union for Good (also known as the Union of Good), another formally designated terrorist organization. The Union for Good is led by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the notorious Muslim Brotherhood jurist who has issued fatwas calling for the killing of American military and support personnel in Iraq as well as suicide bombings in Israel. (As detailed here, the Obama White House recently hosted Qaradawi’s principal deputy, Sheikh Abdulla bin Bayyah, who also endorsed the fatwa calling for the killing of U.S. troops and personnel in Iraq.)

Like Sheikh Qaradawi, who helped write the charter for the IICWC, Saleha Abedin is an influential sharia activist who has, for example, published a book called Women in Islam that claims man-made laws enslave women. It reportedly provides sharia justifications for such practices as female-genital mutilation, the death penalty for apostates from Islam, the legal subordination of women, and the participation of women in violent jihad. Dr. Abedin has nevertheless been hailed in the progressive press as a “leading voice on women’s rights in the Muslim world” (to quote Foreign Policy). What they never quite get around to telling you is that this means “women’s rights” in the repressive sharia context. Continue reading this article

House Republicans Looking Weaker on Amnesty Conference

House Republicans continue to show signs of caving to the well funded elites demanding amnesty and massively increased legal immigration.

Rep. Goodlatte Open to Salvaging Senate Immigration Bill via Conference, Breitbart.com, July 25, 2013

An aide to House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) confirmed for Breitbart News he is open to attempting to salvage the Senate’s immigration bill via a conference report with a single House bill or combination of House bills.

“As Speaker Boehner has emphatically stated, any immigration reform bill and conference report must have a majority of support from the House Republican majority,” the House Judiciary Committee aide said in an email.

Despite this stance, Goodlatte’s aide said that he “opposes the Senate bill since it makes many of the same mistakes made in the 1986 immigration law, which got us into this mess in the first place. Among his many concerns, the Senate bill does not adequately address the interior enforcement of our immigration laws and allows the President to waive many, if not most, of the bill’s requirements. Unlike the Senate, the House Judiciary Committee is taking a step-by-step approach to immigration reform, carefully and methodically reviewing each component in detail so that we get immigration reform right.”

Goodlatte differs from House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Michael McCaul, who told Breitbart News that he does not think the House should try to salvage the Senate bill via a conference with any House bills. Continue reading this article

Arizona: Iraqi Refugee Bomber Aldosary Charged with Murder

From Arizona comes this curious twist on a refugee terrorist story: Abdullatif Ali Aldosary (pictured), the Iraqi who tried to blow up the Casa Grande Social Security office last fall, has also been charged with the murder of a co-worker which occurred a few days before the bombing.

I blogged on the case when it happened, in particular because another Iraqi refugee was cut undue slack for criminal behavior. Aldosary had been arrested at least twice and had spent eight months in jail for aggravated harassment. Nevertheless, he was allowed to remain in this country.

As local Congressman Paul Gosar asked in a letter to Homeland Security, “Why wasn’t a known terrorist detained and deportation proceedings initiated once DHS concluded he was engaging in terrorism related activity?”

Why, indeed. DHS’ sloppiness apparently allowed a preventable murder in this case. Public safely has never been a strong value at the agency.

Hopefully a full trial can go forward (with no secretive plea deals) so we can learn more about a very unfriendly Muslim foreigner who was welcomed into our nation.

Bomb suspect charged with murder in separate case, Fox News Phoenix, July 22, 2013

FBI investigators have linked a bombing outside of a Casa Grande Social Security office to a shooting at a grain factory in Maricopa. The suspect is now charged with murder, attempted murder, and arson.

Within days, investigators tied Abdullatif Ali Aldosary to the shooting and the bombing. But right now they won’t give us a motive or tell us why he would kill his former coworker then try and set off a bomb in a government building.

Abdullatif Aldosary was charged with 14 counts of attempted murder and one count of murder. Investigators say back in November, Aldosary walked into Arizona Grain and killed 26-year-old Orlando Requena, a father of three.

“Tragedy struck the city of Maricopa, tragedy struck the Requena family, tragedy struck the Arizona Grain Company,” said Steve Stahl, Police Chief of Maricopa.

Requena was working inside the plant when Aldosary allegedly walked in and shot him. Continue reading this article

DREAMer Forgiveness Expands Birth Citizenship

It’s sad to see Republicans fall all over themselves to support the DREAM Act concept of forgiving illegal alien kiddies who were brought as blameless toddlers to America, or so the narrative goes. The policy may seem kind-hearted and fair to innocent moppets, but in fact DREAMerism changes the rules in a basic way for the worse. A fundamental misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment has given us a century of birth citizenship, and moving the goalposts a further16 years or 35 years from the moment of birth is the wrong direction to go. Genuine “reform” worthy of the term should end the disaster of birth citizenship, not expand the principle.

Of course, if kids are the keys to the kingdom, then they will more frequently be toted across the dangerous southern border, where there has been a “big surge” in crossing deaths — 477 in 2012.

Here’s Congressman Trey Gowdy pledging his allegiance to DREAMer forgiveness because of his interpretation of the law, he argued during the Judiciary Committee hearing July 23:

Radio host Mark Levin didn’t appreciate Gowdy’s statement, calling him “Mr. Weakling when it comes to the border.”

In his statement for the hearing, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte professed similar warm and fuzzy thoughts about young illegal aliens “who were brought here as young children by their parents through no fault of their own.”

La Raza couldn’t have said it better!

Californians have been battered by a series of unpopular DREAMer laws passed by the Democrat government, with the effect that 55 percent of voters disapproved of the state version in a 2011 USC/LA Times poll, despite strong press support.

In fact, DREAMerism is birth citizenship on steroids, and Americans reject that bad idea — a 2011 Rasmussen poll found 61 percent of voters rejected anchor baby citizenship.

Another argument against DREAM amnesty is how it would adversely affect un-diverse young Americans: illegal alien kids already benefit from affirmative action in college admissions and there is no reason to think that unfairness would change.

Special Ops Presser Advocates House Select Committee for Benghazi

On Tuesday, a group of Special Ops veterans, members of Congress and concerned citizens gathered near the Capitol to call for a House Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi terrorist murders of four Americans on September 11 last year. The one-year anniversary is coming up in a few weeks and no jihadist perps have been caught, plus many questions persist about why no armed forces were sent to rescue the ambassador and other persons stationed in the Libyan town doing America’s diplomatic business.

We citizens still have not heard from the several dozen survivors who know what happened on the ground but have been forced into silence by the administration. There have been Congressional hearings and a Senate report, but those efforts haven’t gotten very far.

SpecialOperationsSpeaks.com presented the event and has details. Speakers at the outdoors presser included Col. Allen West, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Paul Broun, Frank Gaffney (Center for Security Policy), Niger Innes (TeaParty.net).

Here’s Gohmert (R-TX):

A video report on Fox showed some clips from the presser and the political likelihood of a Select Committee. It gets harder as Obama continues to run out the clock on public attention with distractions like the Trayvon frenzy.

Interestingly, author and radio host Mark Levin thinks that Speaker Boehner may have cut a deal with Obama to avoid a real investigation of Benghazi. Boehner certainly has made little use of his position for leadership on important issues.

Breitbart has a detailed report of what was said at the press conference.

Special Forces Veterans, Members of Congress Demand Special Benghazi Investigation, Breitbart.com, July 23, 2013

Several members of Congress joined representatives of the special forces military veterans and grassroots organizations on Tuesday to launch an effort to force the House to have a thorough, public investigation into the terrorist attack at Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) has introduced legislation to create a special select committee to investigate both the terrorist attack and subsequent actions by President Barack Obama’s administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Wolf’s bill has 161 co-sponsors. House GOP Leadership has not scheduled a vote on the bill.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) plans to harness the support for Wolf’s bill into a “discharge petition” that would force a floor vote on the bill. The petition would need to be signed by 218 members of the House.

“I’m going to describe what a discharge petition is because a lot of people have asked me questions exactly what it is,” Stockman said at the Tuesday press conference outside the U.S. Capitol building. “It’s to ask our leadership or actually demand from our leadership that we have a vote on Frank Wolf’s bill. [Wolf is] a congressman from Virginia who has a long history of being here and is articulate in demanding that we have an independent investigation.” Continue reading this article

California in Severe Drought, but Senate Amnesty Would Admit Millions More Residents

At 38 million residents, California is overpopulated from a water supply standpoint. Any normal reduction of rainfall for several years is now a source of concern that rationing is likely to follow. The state has had two years of sub-normal rain which puts a strain on water supply for drinkers, farmers and fishermen. Plus, long droughts are a fact of life in the region, shown by the two megadroughts starting 1100 years ago, each lasting more than a century.

Below, northern California’s Lake Shasta at 31 percent capacity a few years back.

California is nothing like the paradise it once was, under the burdens of diversity and overcrowding. Worse, there will be a whole lot more of both if the Senate amnesty sluts get their way and triple legal immigration.

Since California is attractive to immigrants and illegal aliens, we can assume many of the newbies will settle in the state. A recent PPIC factsheet estimated that one in four foreign-born persons in the United States resides in California; it would be reasonable to think that a similar proportion of new immigrants would do likewise. Yes, the state economy stinks, but pre-existing relatives there and liberal policies are still magnets.

Assuming 30 million new immigrants in the next decade (rather than today’s 10 million, 1 M annually), a quarter of that would be 7.5 million more water-using residents ending up in Crowdifornia. Given the region’s natural history, Washington’s crazy-growth immigration policy is environmentally unsustainable and guarantees worsened water supply problems in the future.

Farmers face water shortage under drought conditions, KCRA, July 17, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Record dry and warm weather across California has put the state in a severe drought, according to the National Weather Service.

Earlier this week the California State Water Resources Board issued a “Notice of Surface Water Shortage for 2013.”

The document warned that some water rights holders may see their diversion cut off by late summer and fall.

The dire warning comes after California saw its driest winter in nearly 90 years. Continue reading this article

Dead Bodies Accumulate along America's Not-So-Secure Border

According to the big liars in Washington, nobody’s crossing the border any more, which is supposedly locked up tighter than a tick, but in case it isn’t, then the Senate bill will line up 20,000 new Border Patrol agents to scare off the intrusive foreigners.

Reports from the actual border create a different impression. More aliens are coming, perhaps because they heard a mega-amnesty is being brewed up, so they want to break in to get it. One by-product is a growing pile of dead bodies in border zone, of people who were so desperate to grab an American job that they cross the southwest desert in the brutal summer. But the cheap labor lobby wants a firehose supply of cheap workers, so the amnesty is talked up.

More bodies of immigrants being found near Texas border, USA Today, July 20, 2013

Each year dozens of illegal immigrants are found dead along the U.S.-Mexican border, usually from sweltering heat or from bullets fired by human smugglers

FALFURRIAS, Texas – Deputy Rolando Gutierrez knew he’d be breaking up domestic disputes and handing out speeding tickets as part of his duties when he joined the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office two years ago.

He didn’t expect all the bodies. Several times a week, Gutierrez is called out on a “Code 500” – the department’s call sign for a dead body found in the county. The bodies are believed to be immigrants crossing into the U.S. illegally from the nearby border with Mexico who are either killed and left behind by smugglers or die in the withering heat.

And their numbers are rising at an startling rate. Deputies picked up 129 bodies last year, a nearly 100% jump from 2011 and the most ever recorded in the county, according to sheriff’s office statistics. Brooks County contributed to nearly one-third of all the bodies recovered across the entire 2,000-mile U.S. border with Mexico last year. So far this year, deputies have found 39 bodies and are on pace to surpass last year’s tally, given that most of the cadavers show up in the hot months of July, August and September. There are more immigrants dying in Brooks County than in any other place in Texas.

“We’ve been busier than ever this year,” Gutierrez said. “A lot of people don’t know what’s happening out here. There doesn’t seem to be an end to it.” Continue reading this article

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