Not How I WANT it.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

US Refugee Admissions Program

Refugee Resettlement in America

Each year Americans welcome refugees to the U.S. Whether refugees come from Nepal, Sudan, Iraq, Burma, Somalia or another part of the world, all refugees share a similar journey. Refugees, differ from other immigrants, in that they do not have the choice to remain in their home country. Refugees flee their country to save their lives. They run from war and persecution, often losing or leaving behind beloved family members along the way.

Many refugees then spend years and sometimes decades in substandard refugee camps. Less than 1% of all refugees get the chance to leave a camp and resettle in the U.S., Canada, Sweden, Australia, or another country which resettles refugees.

It is the responsibility of the US Department of State, Bureau of Population, Migration & Refugees (PRM) to oversee America’s support of refugees overseas as well as the selection and transportation of refugees to the US, and their assignment to a local community for resettlement.

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is one of 11 national Voluntary Agencies (VOLAGS) that contract with the PRM to resettle refugees. USCRI members are dispersed across the U.S. from Miami to Boise with programs in large cities like New York and Los Angeles, midsize metropolitan areas like St. Louis, and small towns like Bowling Green, Kentucky and Erie, Pennsylvania. The International Institute of St. Louis belongs to the USCRI network with 30+ other agencies and field offices throughout the United States.

Click here to learn more about the U.S. refugee pipeline, including an extensive discussion about how refugees are admitted to the U.S., how they are chosen to be sent to different communities and about the services that sponsoring agencies are required to provide in the first 30 days after a refugee’s arrival in the host community.

Friday, April 17, 2015

More on North Korea, Vacation Capital of Masochists Everywhere

North Korea warns U.S. envoy of 'bigger mishap' than a knife attack

A North Korean propaganda unit said the U.S. ambassador to South Korea could face a "bigger mishap" than the knife attack to his face last month if he does not stop insulting North Korea with "laughable" accusations.
U.S. envoy Mark Lippert said in a speech on Wednesday that if North Korea improves its human rights record and takes steps to end its nuclear program, it will be rewarded with prosperity and better ties with the outside world, including the United States.
U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert waves as he leaves a hospital in Seoul© REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert waves as he leaves a hospital in Seoul
The North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said Lippert's remarks were proof that Washington was intent on hostility.
"Lippert needs to drop the bad habit of rashly engaging in scheming chatter distorting the truth and instigating war by taking issue with us," the committee said in a commentary published on Thursday on the Uriminzokkiri propaganda web site.
"Otherwise, next time, he could face a bigger mishap than getting cut in the cheek by a South Korean citizen," it said.
The North frequently rails at the United States, the South's biggest ally, accusing it of preparing for imminent invasion.
In Washington, a U.S. State Department spokesperson said, "We have seen the statement which is unfortunately consistent with the nature of the regime and its rhetoric."
Lippert was slashed in the face with a fruit knife by a South Korean man with a history of erratic behavior at a breakfast forum in central Seoul that left a gash that required 80 stitches. He also suffered injuries to his arm.
"It is unbearable insult and mockery against us and a laughable and brazen charge that cannot be overlooked," the North's agency said.
South Korean police charged Lippert's attacker with attempted murder. He was not charged with any North Korea-related crime after being questioned over his multiple visits.
North and South Korea are technically still at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.
North Korea previously called the attack "deserved punishment" but denied any role in it.
(Reporting by Jack Kim and James Pearson; Additional reporting by David Brunnstrom in Washington; Editing by Tony Munroe)

ISIS has a camp in Mexico - maybe, probably, but now it's all gone thanks to coverups.

Report: ISIS has a camp in Mexico to launch attacks on the United States

April 14, 2015
1:38 PM MST

Anybody ever notice Obama looks just like Nixon? You can barely tell the diff. Sheesh! Well, one's Black and one's White,
but Nixon is not the only President who ever did coverups. They've been around the block. A lot. Lately. Especially. Well,
who knows, I guess the opposing argument is that Barack is the nicest guy ever. Say what?

Breitbart reported on Monday that ISIS, the terrorist army that has overrun parts of Northern Iraq and Syria, has released a video threatening a 9/11 style attack on the American homeland. A report by Judicial Watch suggests that the threat is far more real than has been imagined at first glance. According to unnamed sources in the Mexican military and federal police, ISIS has established a camp in Mexico just eight miles from the southern border near El Paso.
If the report proves to be accurate, the existence of such a camp would constitute a direct threat to the American homeland that would require direct military action to neutralize.
“The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable sources confirm.”
One of the nightmare scenarios that keep security analysts up at night features terrorists like ISIS using the open border with Mexico to infiltrate suicide bombers and gunmen into the United States. They could then attack soft targets, such as shopping malls, movie theaters, and schools to inflict maximum casualties before being taken down by local law enforcement. Such an action would constitute a major public relations victory on the part of ISIS and a defeat for the United States that would overshadow 9/11 in its damage and trauma.
Soft targets may not be the only ones that ISIS is contemplating attacking.
“During the course of a joint operation last week, Mexican Army and federal law enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well as “plans” of Fort Bliss – the sprawling military installation that houses the US Army’s 1st Armored Division. Muslim prayer rugs were recovered with the documents during the operation.”
The ability of the Mexican Army to take out the camp is somewhat limited
“Law enforcement and intelligence sources report the area around Anapra is dominated by the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Cartel (“Juárez Cartel”), La Línea (the enforcement arm of the cartel) and the Barrio Azteca (a gang originally formed in the jails of El Paso). Cartel control of the Anapra area make it an extremely dangerous and hostile operating environment for Mexican Army and Federal Police operations.”
ISIS is likely looking at other targets in the southwest as well.
“Mexican intelligence sources report that ISIS intends to exploit the railways and airport facilities in the vicinity of Santa Teresa, NM (a US port-of-entry). The sources also say that ISIS has ‘spotters’ located in the East Potrillo Mountains of New Mexico (largely managed by the Bureau of Land Management) to assist with terrorist border crossing operations. ISIS is conducting reconnaissance of regional universities; the White Sands Missile Range; government facilities in Alamogordo, NM; Ft. Bliss; and the electrical power facilities near Anapra and Chaparral, NM.”

ISIS clearly has the will to commit any atrocity imaginable. Its record in the parts of the Middle East that it controls proves that supposition. The report of a camp just a few hours march from the southern border suggests that it now has the ability. The Obama administration, which has proven unusually passive in combating the threat abroad, may be caught asleep at the switch if and when the threat arrives on our shores.

Liberals vs. Conservatives: Let's make sure the Enemy wins! I guess. Why not?

Well, since it's always "liberals" vs. "conservatives" this might be true:

Trending Summary - ISIS in Mexico
U.S. officials are pushing back against a report claiming that militants for the Islamic State have set up shop just across the U.S.-Mexico border from El Paso. A report published Tuesday by Judicial Watch, a conservative media outlet, claims that the terrorist group has established two bases approximately eight miles from the border and is coordinating with drug cartels to smuggle fighters in the United States.

In other words, since Russia is still really trying to invade the US, it could actually be happening. I'm neither liberal nor conservative, and they are always at each other's throats.

So, who knows?

ISIS in Mexico Rumor Started by Discredited Conservative Blog

Trouble is, President Obama and those other lovely folks keep calling it Isil. Why is that?
Judicial Watch, a Conservative blog, is issuing warnings that ISIS has a training camp in Mexico near the border with Texas. They say that terrorists stand ready to cross that border and attack military installations in the United States.
In a piece titled “ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm,”” Judicial Watch claimed:
“ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector.

“During the course of a joint operation last week, Mexican Army and federal law enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well as “plans” of Fort Bliss – the sprawling military installation that houses the US Army’s 1st Armored Division. Muslim prayer rugs were recovered with the documents during the operation.

“According to these same sources, “coyotes” engaged in human smuggling – and working for Juárez Cartel – help move ISIS terrorists through the desert and across the border between Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, New Mexico.”
The problem with all this doomsaying is that Judicial Watch tried exactly the same thing back in August of last year and were embarrassingly swatted down by Homeland Security.
“Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.”
But Homeland Security issued a statement of their own to the New York Times about these rumors.
“There is no credible intelligence to suggest that there is an active plot by ISIL to attempt to cross the southern border.”
These rumors have been reported on by Fox News as fact. But the New York Times points out that what Fox News tells you seems to depend on where you live.
“After senior administration officials testified at a Senate hearing last week about ISIS, an article on about the testimony ran under the headline ‘D.H.S. Confirms ISIS Planning Infiltration of U.S. Southern Border.’ An article on Fox News Latino about the same hearing had the headline: ‘ISIS Terrorists Not Sneaking Over U.S. Southern Border With Mexico, D.H.S. Officials Tell Congress.'”
Did Fox News tell white, likely-Republican readers one thing and Latino likely-Democrat readers another?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AH. Not Allah. Well...dunno about weird coincidences. They say it was Schicklgruber at that.

Death of Hitler in the Berlin Chancellery (...sure)

Adolf Hitler committed suicide at the age of 56 on April 30, 1945.

I liked that one. He died from killing people, killed himself, that sort of thing. It was needed.

George Orwell had him dying in 1948.

Apparently, he's for sale. In books etc. People make money off him. and them

Seriously, I gave a damn about him and wanted to know what happened to him.

I might as well be part of a giant conga line.

I think he just got rid of some massive overpopulation right after World War I.

Get this: Worms Win I. Then, Worms Win II. Worms Win III?