On Thursday, Rick Oltman and I drove out to the Golden Gate Bridge for a friendly bon voyage to Frosty Wooldridge and three biker companions.
It was far too early in the morning for a proper champagne send-off, but Rick (as Media Director for the Californians for Population Stabilization) brought his video cam to record the serious reason for the event: to spread the word that continuing Washington’s immigration/overpopulation policy is bad news for America’s future.
Below, three out of four bike riders: left to right, Denis Lemay, Scott Poindexter and Frosty Wooldridge, with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
Frosty Wooldridge, Colorado teacher and world bicycle traveler, will depart on an epic coast to coast bicycle ride from the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, 3,500 miles to Washington, D.C. in the Summer of 2010.[…]
Riders: Denis Lemay of Canada, Scott Poindexter of Colorado, Bob Johannes of Colorado, Frosty Wooldridge of Colorado
He rides with the purpose of alerting the public that America faces adding 100 million people within 25 years if it fails to change its current demographic course. No amount of environmental conservation will afford a viable and sustainable civilization with the current high rate of growth.
Overpopulation issues that will be addressed include:
1. Growing water shortages
2. Accelerating carbon-based energy crisis
3. Accelerating air pollution and acidified oceans
4. Species extinction, and quality of life for Americans
5. Failed stewardship of a nation that will be handed to future generations
6. Solutions to overpopulation and continued population growth
The issue of overpopulation caused by out of control legal and illegal immigration continues to be one of the main issues shaping the future of our country. Please support Frosty and his team. For more information, go to www.frostywooldridge.com.
In the video, Frosty further explains what he has in mind.
A Burlington man who jumped bail and fled Vermont the night before a jury found him guilty of aggravated sexual assault on a 9-year-old girl was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years to life in prison for the assault.
Ali Abdi, a Somali Bantu refugee, was sentenced by Vermont District Judge Patricia Zimmerman.
Chittenden County State’s Attorney T.J. Donovan said the sentence responded to a “horrific crime” against a girl who has “really been ostracized from her community.” The conviction is a deportable offense, Donovan said, but his understanding is that Abdi will likely serve his sentence in a U.S. prison before the federal government brings any deportation action.
The comment that the girl has “been been ostracized from her community” indicates the victim was Somali also.
Another report noted how crimes against girls are accorded little importance in Somali society.
Ali Abdi, a leader in the Somal Bantu community in Burlington, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years to life in prison for sexual assault on a nine year old girl, despite pleas to the judge from two of his children.
Abdi had taken off during his trial, and was captured out of state. The jury was not told he ran away. He was convicted.
Abdi’s lawyer argued that the case has to be viewed as different from others, because Abdi comes from a different cultural background. Erik Smart told the judge that Abdi fled Somalia and spent thirteen years in a refugee camp before arriving in Burlington. Smart says the Somali Bantu community has forgiven Abdi.
“I would venture to say this community views this crime differently than our own community would,” Smart told the court.
Prosecutor Susan Hardin argued that cultural differences do not excuse a crime.
“It is critical that the Somali Bantu community and all the others in Chittenden County be sent a very clear message: if you sexually assault our children, there will be severe consequences,” Hardin said.
One example of the disrespect women and girls face in Somali culture is how rape victims may be executed under sharia law…
It doesn’t get worse than this. Last week, 13-year old Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was stoned to death in Somalia by insurgents because she was raped.
Reports indicate that was raped by three men while traveling by foot to visit her grandmother in conflict capital, Mogadishu. When she went to the authorities to report the crime, they accused her of adultery and sentenced her to death. Aisha was forced into a hole in a stadium of 1,000 onlookers as 50 men buried her up to the neck and cast stones at her until she died.
When some of the people at the stadium tried to save her, militia opened fire on the crowd, killing a boy who was a bystander.
So how exactly is Somali diversity supposed to benefit American society? I must be missing something.
Do you get the feeling that Americans are sick and tired of being gamed by parasitic illegal aliens? The jackpot baby scam, where a pregnant illegal alien crosses the border to pop out a citizen meal ticket, is rejected by a substantial majority of voters.
A recent poll shows that aliens using even cutesy babies as a prop is falling on deaf ears:
Fifty-eight percent (58%) of U.S. voters say a child born to an illegal immigrant in this country should not automatically become a citizen of the United States, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree and say if a women enters the United States as an illegal alien and gives birth to a child here, that child should automatically be a U.S. citizen. That’s what the current law allows and many believe it would require a Constitutional Amendment to change the law.
On another aspect of the debate, voters overwhelmingly oppose allowing illegal immigrants to be eligible for state and federal government benefits. Just nine percent (9%) say illegals should receive such benefits, but 85% say they should not.
Still, there is a huge distinction in the minds of voters between dealing with illegal immigrants and overall immigration policy. Sixty percent (60%) of voters favor a welcoming immigrant policy that excludes only national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Twenty-six percent (26%) disagree with such a policy, and 14% more are not sure.
Fifty-two percent (52%) of Democrats think children born to illegal immigrants in this country should automatically become U.S. citizens. Seventy-six percent (76%) of Republicans and 60% of voters not affiliated with either major party disagree.
One woman is dead and two others were raped recently and police say each crime was committed by a different illegal immigrant. One of the sexual assaults happened just hours before the Seattle city council passed an ordinance boycotting Arizona over its new immigration law.
Gregorio Luna Luna had a history of beating up his live-in girlfriend Griselda Ocampo Meza. He was also in the U.S. illegally. On May 1, Luna Luna was deported to Mexico. Three weeks later Meza was murdered in her apartment in a violent knife attack.
Franklin County prosecutors say Luna Luna slipped past the border again and killed Meza in front of their five year old son. He’s in the county jail awaiting trial.
A suspected rapist in Edmonds, Washington has been deported at least 4 times according to Snohomish County prosecutors. Jose Lopez Madrigal has been charged with raping a woman next to a dumpster behind a Safeway store. A witness to the attack alerted police and Madrigal was taken into custody.
An illegal immigrant just convicted of his possible 3rd strike in Whatcom county — a rape of a homeless woman — has been deported to Mexico five times.
Washington State ranks 11th in the nation in the number of illegal immigrants with an estimated 150,000. They make up 2% of the state’s population, but account for 4.5% of those in Washington prisons. In Franklin county, 14% of the jail bookings are illegal immigrants.
Currently, over half of the individuals on the Washington State Patrol’s Most Wanted List are suspected illegal immigrants. 18 of the 26 on the list are Hispanic with no place of birth identified. Most are wanted for vehicular homicide and they have languished on the Most Wanted list for several years.
There are about 50,000 felony warrants currently issued in Washington State and according to a source in the U.S. Marshall’s office between 30-40 percent are believed to be illegal immigrants.
While mousing around earlier, I came across this bizarre pro-invasion item in Foreign Policy, celebrating the “contributions” that “migrants” make. The piece consists of 14 photos of foreigners dressed up in super-hero outfits, with the name of each and how much they regularly send home in remittances. Obviously the “contribution” is not to America, except to the exploitive employers who profit enormously from slave-cheap labor.
The opening includes a description of the photographer, who complains at length about the difficulty of being a “migrant.” She is clearly loyal to Mexico and Mexicans, indicated by how she uses the word “we.”
I was born in Mexico City in 1974. After college at the Universidad de las Americas in Mexico, I moved to New York to become a photographer in 1995. I’d grown up in a middle-class household; my dad owned a construction business. But after my savings ran out in New York, I had to do service work to get by: I worked as a waitress and a nanny, and realized how difficult it was to be an immigrant. Initially I had a student visa. Before I got my green card, I also had to go back and forth across the border every six months. It was a very humbling experience.
Meanwhile, I worked as an English teacher and a union organizer, helping Mexican immigrants with various issues, like landlord-tenant disputes. Through this work, I got to know many Latino workers in New York. I wanted to share their experiences, but not the story we usually hear, if we hear of them at all. In a sense, Latino workers in New York are hidden — hidden in kitchens, hidden inside houses. Most of the U.S. national news about immigration is very sad: bitter political disputes in Arizona, or images of desperate immigrants trying to cross the border. So much pain numbs you.
It is easy to overlook the practical contribution of immigrants to American society, as well as the enormous financial contribution they make in sending remittances home. A lot of Latino communities survive on that money; some say the sum of remittances even surpasses the income we get from selling oil, in the case on Mexico.
Photo below: ERNESTO MENDEZ from Mexico City works as a gigolo in Times Square New York. He sends home $200 a week.
Finally, a poster identified as WYCOFF made an interesting comment:
This pictoral seems to be trying to infantalize the Latino immigrants. It’s dressing them up in children’s costumes in order to make those opposed to illegal immigration look like bullies picking on child-like innocents. It touches on the weirdly paternalistic racial undertones that are inherent in the socially left-wing pro-illegal immigration arguments.
Of interest on the Somali topic are the remarks of journalist Sara Carter, who is thorough and appears well connected to sources. She reported a few days ago about how the huge pool of Somali refugees in Yemen is a handy source of young snarly Muslims for terror recruiters:
Approximately 700,000 Somali refugees have made Yemen their home, and that population is expected to continue to grow in the face of the collapse of the East African nation, Yemeni and intelligence officials told The Washington Examiner. A significant number of those Somali refugees are believed to be members of Al-Shabaab Mujahideen, an Islamist insurgency group with strong ties to al Qaeda. […]
In April, The Examiner reported that 23 Somalis who entered Mexico illegally earlier in the year were believed headed for the U.S. after being released by Mexican authorities. Of the 23 Somalis, several were directly connected to Al-Shabaab, according to the law enforcement documents.
Intelligence suggested some were attempting to cross the southern border into the U.S. Intelligence officials say they have not been located.
Carter further suggested in the Tube below that American intelligence cannot rely on Mexican law enforcement as a helpful partner, with the release of the 23 Somalis cited as an example. Interestingly, she also noted that Mexican officials with whom she spoke are concerned that Presidente Calderon is too concerned with bashing Arizona and is not sufficiently focused on what is going on within Mexico.
On Saturday, I attended a San Francisco Giants home game with friends on a perfect evening for baseball by the Bay. The opposing team was the Diamondbacks, which attracted a couple hundred loud leftists to descend on the ballpark to march and shriek against border protection, in response to the tougher law recently passed in Arizona.
The photos I took, posted below, don’t begin to convey the headache-inducing decibel level of the obnoxious protesters.
Pink hair, tatts claiming counter-culture coolness, anti-sovereignty politics, demands/complaints in Spanish — yep, that covers it.
This fellow’s T-shirt celebrates the 40-year anniversary of Che Guevara’s death. Che was a popular symbol among this bunch.
It’s hard to imagine that Mexicans believe their dirtbag homeland to be a shining pueblo on a hill while they are struggling to escape it, but some do. Then-Presidente Vicente Fox remarked in 2006, “We are already a step ahead, having been born in Mexico. Imagine being born in the United States, oof!”
This guy pictured exhibits a historic swath of the Mexican supremacist/victim mentality — from Emilio Zapata (on the t-shirt, who is a figure from Mexico’s revolution) all the way to claiming PBS’ Dora the Explorer as a victim of police state brutality. If America is really Nazi Germany, then why would anyone want to raise their children here? Returning to gentle Mexico seems a no-brainer for persons with those beliefs. Instead, they demand to be given all the rights of citizenship.
Because this is San Francisco, expression of looniness is a given, such as the pink Stop Racism crown on this person.
Another day behind the lines, residing in post-America!
Sixty-seven percent (67%) of U.S. voters say military troops should be sent to the Mexican border to prevent illegal immigration. A new Rasmussen Reports nationwide telephone survey finds that just 18% are opposed and another 15% are not sure.
A majority of Democrats, Republicans, and unaffiliated voters all support the concept of using the troops to stop illegal immigration.
President Obama recently announced that he is sending troops to the Mexican border, but the stated purpose is to prevent the spread of drug-related violence.
The Obama administration has been highly critical of Arizona’s new immigration law and is reportedly considering a variety of challenges to it.
A senior official at the Department of Homeland Security has said that it may not process illegal immigrants sent to them by Arizona authorities. Only 24% of voters support that approach while 55% disagree and believe Homeland Security should process the illegal immigrants arrested under the new law. One-in-five voters (20%) aren’t sure which course is best. [...]
Fifty-eight percent (58%) of voters now favor passage of a law like Arizona’s in their own state, up slightly from 55% two weeks ago. When asked specifically about the chief provision of the Arizona law, support is even higher. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of voters believe a police officer should be required to check the immigration status of anyone stopped for a traffic violation or violation of some other law if he suspects the person might be an illegal immigrant.
While most voters favor enforcement of laws against illegal immigrants, most also favor a welcoming immigration policythat excludes only “national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system.”
The pace and number of attempted terror attacks against the U.S. over the past nine months has surpassed the number of attempts during any previous one-year period, according to an internal Department of Homeland Security report issued on Friday, May 21.
The report notes chillingly that while US officials “lack insights” they believe that “operatives are in the country and could advance plotting with little or no warning.”
The DHS “Intelligence Note,” a short, non-classified report, makes concrete the concerns of a number of homeland security experts who have discussed with ABC News the pace and nature of the individual attempts. The report notes that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Pakistani Taliban have “expanded their focus” to include the United States.
Homeland Security and law enforcement officials interviewed by ABC News on the condition their names not be used are concerned that the pace will continue to ramp up and that increasingly the attackers will be difficult-to-detect homegrown extremists.
“Recent attempted attacks and plots in the United States progressed to an advanced stage largely because of these groups’ ability to use operatives that have access and familiarity with the U.S. and their employment of new and varied attack plans,” the three-page note concludes.
“Public statements highlighting group leaders’ intent to strike & and probable terrorist perception of success in challenging the U.S. even through failed attacks, suggest al Qaeda and associated groups will try to conduct operations in the United States with increased frequency.”
The attacks included the alleged May 1 attempt by Faisal Shahzad to detonate a car bomb in Times Square and the attempted Christmas Eve bombing of a Northwest Airlines Flight 253 by a suspect who managed to carry high powered explosives aboard the aircraft concealed in his underwear. In each attempt, U.S. intelligence failed to detect and prevent the attacks and it was only through failures in the construction of the improvised explosive devices that the attacks did not cause mass causalities.
When Presidente Calderon did his amnesty tour of Washington last week, he told CNN interviewer Wolf Blitzer that Mexico had cleaned up its act regarding treatment of foreign nationals within its borders.
BLITZER: All right. Let’s talk a little bit about Mexico’s laws. I read an article in “The Washington Times” the other day. I’m going to read a paragraph to you and you tell me if this is true or not true. This is from “The Washington Times”: “Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to reenter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals.”
Is that true?
CALDERON: It was true, but it is not anymore. We derogate or we erased that part of the law. Actually, the legal immigration is not a — is not a crime in Mexico. Not anymore, since one year ago. And that is the reason why we are trying to establish our own comprehensive public policy talking about, for instance, immigrants coming from Central America… […]
BLITZER: So in other words, if somebody sneaks in from Nicaragua or some other country in Central America, through the southern border of Mexico, they wind up in Mexico, they can go get a job…
CALDERON: No, no.
BLITZER: They can work.
CALDERON: If — if somebody do that without permission, we send back — we send back them.
BLITZER: You find them and you send them back?
CALDERON: Yes. However, especially with the people of Guatemala, we are providing a new system in which any single citizen from Guatemala could be able to visit any single border (INAUDIBLE) in the south. And even with all the requirements, he can or she can visit any parts of Mexico.
BLITZER: I ask the questions because there’s an argument that people in Arizona and New Mexico and — and Texas, they say they’re only trying to do in their states what Mexico itself does in the southern part of Mexico.
CALDERON: I know. And that is a very powerful argument. But that is one of the reasons why we are trying to change our policy.
And let me be frank, Wolf. In the past, Mexican authorities were in a — in a — in an unfortunate way in the treatment for immigrants. But now we are changing the policy. We changed already the law. And that is different today. We are trying to write a new story, talking about immigrants, especially coming from Central American countries.
So Mexico supposedly made its immigration laws more humane as a way to not appear a complete hypocrite in comparison with America.
It appears that the “reforms” Calderon claims for Mexico are imaginary, according to a recent report:
TULTITLN, Mexico — Arizona’s new law forcing local police to take a greater role in enforcing immigration law has caused a lot of criticism from Mexico, the largest single source of illegal immigrants in the United States.
But in Mexico, illegal immigrants receive terrible treatment from corrupt Mexican authorities, say people involved in the system.
And Mexico has a law that is no different from Arizona’s that empowers local police to check the immigration documents of people suspected of not being in the country legally.
“There (in the United States), they’ll deport you,” Hector Vázquez, an illegal immigrant from Honduras, said as he rested in a makeshift camp with other migrants under a highway bridge in Tultitlán. “In Mexico they’ll probably let you go, but they’ll beat you up and steal everything you’ve got first.”
Mexican authorities have harshly criticized Arizona’s SB1070, a law that requires local police to check the status of persons suspected of being illegal immigrants. The law provides that a check be done in connection with another law enforcement event, such as a traffic stop, and also permits Arizona citizens to file lawsuits against local authorities for not fully enforcing immigration laws.
Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said the law “violates inalienable human rights” and Democrats in Congress applauded Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s criticisms of the law in a speech he gave on Capitol Hill last week.
Yet Mexico’s Arizona-style law requires local police to check IDs. And Mexican police freely engage in racial profiling and routinely harass Central American migrants, say immigration activists.
“The Mexican government should probably clean up its own house before looking at someone else’s,” said Melissa Vertíz, spokeswoman for the Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center in Tapachula, Mexico. Continue reading this article
One is the concern of locals that the National Guard won’t carry loaded weapons and will not be able to confront the dangerous drug gangsters now coming across. There is a shooting war going on in Mexico right now among the cartels and seriousness from Washington is required. A few soldiers for display purposes only will not create real deterrence.
Another consideration is that by placing a few troops on the border, Obama is signaling that NOW is the time for Mexicans et al to crash into the United States to get in on the mega-amnesty. Every time the he chats up Presidente Calderon, a surge of Mexicans breaks in.
Plus, a list of homelands shown of OTMs (Other Than Mexicans) contains various unfriendly nations, such as North Korea and Somalia.
Following is an example of a terror alert from today.
The Department of Homeland Security is alerting Texas authorities to be on the lookout for a suspected member of the Somalia-based Al Shabaab terrorist group who might be attempting to travel to the U.S. through Mexico, a security expert who has seen the memo tells FOXNews.com.
The warning follows an indictment unsealed this month in Texas federal court that accuses a Somali man in Texas of running a “large-scale smuggling enterprise” responsible for bringing hundreds of Somalis from Brazil through South America and eventually across the Mexican border. Many of the illegal immigrants, who court records say were given fake IDs, are alleged to have ties to other now-defunct Somalian terror organizations that have merged with active organizations like Al Shabaab, al-Barakat and Al-Ittihad Al-Islami.
In 2008, the U.S. government designated Al Shabaab a terrorist organization. Al Shabaab has said its priority is to impose Sharia, or Islamic law, on Somalia; the group has aligned itself with Al Qaeda and has made statements about its intent to harm the United States.
In recent years, American Somalis have been recruited by Al Shabaab to travel to Somalia, where they are often radicalized by more extremist or operational anti-American terror groups, which Al Shabaab supports. The recruiters coming through the Mexican border are the ones who could be the most dangerous, according to law enforcement officials.
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