Obama Video – Hope and Change …the Obama Way

June 29, 2011
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What you missed while the media steers you to talk mosque

August 20, 2010

This month as the media steered Americans towards the mosque issue it skipped over vital information every American should have heard first and foremost.  (view frightening 5 min. video coming out of France titled, ‘Islamization’ of Paris a Warning to the West )

August 2010 news not widely reported by the media:

The media steered you away from: The US borders remain open and “unable to defend” while US military personel are currently deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, with more than 369,000 of its 1,479,551 active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories. View video of “fence” on the US border

The media steered you away from: Bankruptcy filings rose 20 percent in the 12-month period ending June 30, 2010

The media steered you away from: The State of Arizona and S.B. 1070 was included in a report to the United Nations Council on Human Rights submitted by the US State Dept. (headed by Hillary Rodham Clinton). The “Universal Periodic Review” stated “… our economic prosperity depend on our capacity to welcome and assimilate immigrants.”  

The media steered you away from: Foreclosure activity hits record high in third quarter — 1 in 136 homes received a foreclosure filing. Up 5% from previous quarter. Up 23% from Q3 2008.

The media steered you away from: Housing demand slowed — home sales down.

The media steered you away from: Initial jobless claims at highest level since November 2009

The media steered you away from: Auto sales saw an historic 28 year low

The media steered you away from: Bank failures hit an 18 year high (highest since 1992)

The media steered you away from: Unemployment rates raise in 14 states. Nationally expected to remain around 9.5 percent for the remainder of the year and perhaps until year end 2014.

The media steered you away from: U.S. gasoline demand jumps 1.7%; up .9% year to date. Average price for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline was $2.75

The media steered you away from: Trade deficit has expanded 18.8 percent in June to $49.9 billion, the largest level in almost two years

The media steered you away from: China moved past Japan into the world’s second largest economy

The media steered you towards: An early end to the Iraq war brings US troops home as “last full U.S. combat brigade” symbolically leave the country. All the while steering you away from the 52,000 troops who will remain in Iraq — coined as  “boots on the ground” to assist with policing the country comprised of specially trained heavy, infantry and Stryker brigades, as well as two combat aviation brigades. Read more at Army Times.

The media steered you away from: As of 5/25/10 there were 92,000 U.S. troops in Iraq. All other nations have withdrawn their troops. As of 8/20/10 total military fatalities in Iraq-  4,406.

The media steered you away from: Army suicides hit record in June

The media steered you away from: 10% of the 116,423 active-duty soldiers currently in Iraq and Afghanistan are “non-deployable”

The media steered you away from:  The former US commander in Afghanistan who was forced to retire after making scathing comments to a magazine about the Barack Obama administration will take a teaching position at Yale

The media steered you away from: The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the swine flu pandemic has officially ended

The media steered you away from: Fidel Castro warned a US attack on Iran would trigger nuclear armageddon

The media steered you away from: Iran retaliates against US and European sanctions by refusing to accept dollars and euros for oil

The media steered you away from: German police have closed Hamburg mosque because intelligence officials say it’s become a meeting place for extremists

The media steered you away from: The Defense Department proposes the elimination of the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va in an attempt to cut budget spending

The media steered you away from: Kenya’s  government is unhappy with the impression created by a U.S. court ruling that granted asylum to President Barack Obama’s aunt for saying she could be targeted by members of Kenya’s government if deported describe the case of Zeituni Onyango as an embarrassment and said the allegations made against Kenya were untrue and unrealistic

The media steered you away from: Iran’s leadership hailed the fuelling of its first nuclear power plant


Home Foreclosures in Recovery, Illegals and the Rescue Bill

February 21, 2009

Home foreclosure filings in January totaled 274,399, down 10 percent from December according to RealtyTrac. The national foreclosure rate in January was one foreclosure filing for every 466 U.S. households. Read more here

Nevada’s foreclosure activity decreased from the previous month but continued to register the highest rate in the country, with one foreclosure filing for every 76 households, followed by California and Arizona. Read more here

As a sidenote — on Feb. 19 – two days after signing the $787 billion economic “stimulus” bill — ACORN members launched a new tactic in fighting foreclosures: civil disobedience,” the organization has announced in a press statement. “Participants in the ACORN Home Savers campaign nationwide will simply refuse to move out of foreclosed homes, or in some cases, will move back in. ACORN homesteaders intend to squat in their homes until a comprehensive, federal solution for people facing foreclosure is put in place.” Read more here

Is there a correlation between illegal immigrant clusters in the US and areas that suffered some of the worst foreclosures? Could some of the foreclosure numbers be from illegals?

Of the top states suffering from the highest mortgage defaults, six of those states also suffer from the highest number of illegals in the K-12 public school systems.

The nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) reached a record of 37.9 million in 2007. Immigrants account for one in eight U.S. residents, the highest level in 80 years. Read more here

Although calculations are hard to acquire,  2004 estimates of the K-12 public school system indicate that more than 15 percent of California’s students are children of illegal aliens, as are more than ten percent of the students in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada and Texas. Read more here

In Plyler v. Doe (1982), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all children who reside in the United States regardless of their immigration status, have the right to a free education. Public schools are not required to ask about a students legal status and consequently there is now a don’t ask, don’t tell mentality for fear of discrimination law suits.  Read more here

According to the Department of Homeland Security, 1,052,415 immigrants were given permanent residence in FY 2007.

Austin, TX officials in late January 2009 criticized the $2 million security program aiming surveillance cameras at the Mexico-U.S. border as “a waste of time and money” after a six-month progress report recorded just three arrests – or nearly 1,200 fewer than supporters had predicted. Read more here

As more illegal immigrants live in the U.S., the higher the poverty rate rises. Illegal Mexican aliens living in the U.S. account for 3.3 million, or 10.2 percent, of the country’s total poor population.

Illegal immigrants don’t necessarily pay taxes. Paying taxes, though sometimes tedious, is a citizen’s duty. While some may not realize it, taxes pay for many things that citizens are free to use and take advantage of every day. Theoretically, when someone does not pay their taxes, they should not have the right to use the things that taxes pay for. The problem is that illegal immigrants who don’t pay their taxes still use the programs, roadways and other services that the tax dollars pay for. Read more here

President Obama is not without immunity to the personal affects of illegal immigration. President Obama’s 56 year old Aunt Zeituni Onyango of Kenya has been living here in the United States illegally since 2003.

Onyango came to the United States in 2000 to join her son and asked for asylum in the United States.

On April 16, 2003, Boston immigration Judge Leonard I. Shapiro ordered Obama’s aunt to leave the country.

From 2003 to 2007, she lived in tax-funded low income housing in the Old Colony Development in South Boston. Later, she would live in a state-funded unit on Flaherty Way. She fled to stay with relatives in Cleveland’s African immigrant community last year when it was made known that she had been illegally in the United States since 2004. She is now said to be residing back in Boston.

Onyango received a stay of the deportation in December and will have a new hearing for asylum on April 1 in Boston. Onyango traveled to Washington for her nephew’s inauguration. News organizations observed her attending an inaugural ball with her immigration lawyer, Margaret Wong. Read more here and here.

Additionally, Obama’s 86 year old grandmother, “Mama Sara” and 15 clan members travelled to the US from Kenya to attend the inaugaration. Nostalgically, Mama Sara revealed the US Government booked her in a five-star hotel and on inauguration day, she sat a couple of rows behind the president. Read more here

To stay abreast of current immigration news read more here

To stay abreast of  immigration data read more here

Other topics of interest:
Illegal Aliens, the US Stimulus Package and the Age of Transpaarency Unveilled
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/02/05/hr-1/

Citizenship of Birth Entitlement to End
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/hj-res-6/

Tax Loophole Proposed
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/s-261s-261/

Information gathering on US citizens
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/hr-640/

Gun control legislation
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/hr-45/

Presidential term limits to vanish
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/01/10/hj-res-5/

Congress to meet in secret locations
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/h-con-res-1/

Social Security Funds for Native Hawaiian Healthcare
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/s-52/

What a Russian Newspaper had to say about our Obama
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/russia/