U.S. Government Paying Male Prostitutes In Mexico For Not Getting STDs

U.S. Gov’t Study Pays Mexican Male Prostitutes For Not Getting STDs – CNS

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending $398,213 on a project studying whether paying male Mexican sex workers for being free of sexually transmitted diseases will increase condom use.

The study, “Conditional Economic Incentives to Reduce HIV Risks: A Pilot in Mexico,” began in June 2011 and is funded through the end of May 2014.

“The working hypothesis is that a program with modest economic incentives to stay free of sexually transmitted infections (STI) can be implemented among MSW (male sex workers) to incentivize condom use and reduction of sex partners,” the abstract of the study says. “We hypothesize that CEI (conditional economic incentives) treatment groups will exhibit greater program participation and retention rates as compared to the control group.”

The study includes male sex workers in Mexico City, who first must attend a workshop on the benefits of condom use and “condom negotiation” before they are broken up into smaller groups.

According to the study abstract, one group of 100 individuals will “receive low incentive ($200 pesos/each time) only if they are free of STIs at months 6 and 12.”

Another group of 100 will receive high incentives “($500 pesos/each time) if they are free of STIs at months 6 and 12.”

The control group of 100 does not receive any money regardless if they are STI free or not.

Attempts by CNSNews.com to contact Project Leader Dr. Omar Galarraga of Brown University to discuss the study went unreturned.

However, some early results of Dr. Galarraga’s findings were recently published in The European Journal of Health Economics.

A Brown University article on the publication quotes Galarraga: ‘We’re trying to prevent HIV from spreading and we are trying to save money,’ said public health economist Omar Galarraga, assistant professor of health services policy and practice and lead author of the study published in the European Journal of Health Economics.”

“We want to make sure that every dollar spent has the greatest impact.”

“Through detailed questionnaires administered to 1,745 gay men 18-25 years of age, Galarraga and his colleagues in Mexico’s Institute for Public Health (INSP) found that at a rate of $288 a year, more than three-quarters of the men would attend monthly prevention talks, engage in testing for sexually transmitted infections, and pledge to stay free of STI’s with testing to verify that. To obtain a similar level of participation among the 5.1 percent of the sample who were male sex workers, the price was much lower: $156 a year.”

“The target population seems generally very well-disposed to participate in these types of programs at prices which are consistent with other social programs currently in place in Mexico for preventing other health risks,” Galarraga said.

When questioned about the goals of the study, NIH replied, “NIH research addresses the full spectrum of human health across all populations of Americans. Research into unhealthy human behaviors that are estimated to be the proximal cause of more than half of the disease burden in the U.S. will continue to be an important area of research supported by NIH.”

“Only by developing effective prevention and treatment strategies for health-injuring behaviors can we reduce the disease burden in the U.S. and thus, enhance health and lengthen life, which is the mission of the NIH.”

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If I were president………….

I would be very clear, not “clear” like Mr. Let Me Be Clear While I Lie Through My Teeth To You, but truly clear, especially to other nations.

To North Korea I would say, this. The next threat you issue towards us, or our allies will be taken seriously, and will result in your country losing a major military installation of our choosing. A second threat will result in, well, you might not want to even think about that.

To Hamid Karzai I would say. We are leaving, you are on your own, you will not place our military at a disadvantage with moronic rules of engagement that favor terrorists. 

To Mexico I would say simply that we are going to seal our border and control who enters. Any group caught smuggling drugs into America will be found and eradicated by any means within our power to bring to bear. Also those drug cartels, which pose, in my view, a threat to Americans living in border states, will be dealt with by YOU, or I will confer with my military leaders and discern the most effective way to eradicate that vermin. And we will do so, and you will stay the Hell out-of-the-way.

To Iran a simple note would suffice. If you continue pursuing nuclear weapons, and thus posing a grave threat to us and our allies, I will not only support Israel in taking your capability out, but the United States military will be taking full part.

To China just this. Dear Chicoms, we will fly our fucking planes where we want WHEN we want, end of discussion! Oh, and about Taiwan, and Japan, do not even think about it.

Finally to the UN just a few words. Get you building the Hell out of America, YESTERDAY!

 

100 Illegal Aliens Attack U.S. Border Agents, Then Cross Back To Mexico Where Federales Let Them Go

Crowd Of 100 Illegal Aliens Attack U.S. Border Patrol, Mexican Authorities Let Them Go – Big Government

A group of 100 Mexican nationals illegally crossed into the United States and attacked U.S. Border Patrol Agents with rocks and bottles, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP).

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The violent group was allowed to run back into Mexico and were permitted to disperse by Mexican authorities without being arrested or otherwise suffering any consequences for their brutal attacks on U.S. law enforcement.

The attack occurred in southern California on November 24, 2013. According to the official CBP press release:

…more than 100 people illegally crossed the International Border from Mexico one-quarter-mile west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry in the Tijuana River channel. The group advanced toward a Border Patrol agent positioned one-eighth of a mile north of the border. The agent ordered the group to stop. The group ignored his commands and continued to advance. The agent deployed his PepperBall Launcher System, an intermediate use-of-force device, in an effort to stop the group and protect himself. The crowd failed to respond appropriately…

Numerous agents responded to the scene as the crowd became increasingly unruly and began throwing rocks and bottles. The crowd struck several agents in the arms and legs with rocks; one agent was hit in the head with a filled water bottle. Agents deployed several intermediate use-of-force devices and Mexican law enforcement authorities were contacted. The use of intermediate use-of-force devices eventually caused the group to return to Mexico and disperse.

The CBP also stated: “No one was arrested and no one was able to continue north.”

This large-scale incursion and attack on U.S. soil thankfully occurred in an area where a large number of Border Patrol agents were available for back up. A recent effort by open-borders groups to prevent Border Patrol agents from defending themselves in such circumstances failed. They argued that Border Patrol agents should not be allowed to respond with deadly force to being attacked with improvised weapons like rocks and bottles, even if the Border patrol agent was alone and outnumbered in a desolate area where their radios often do not work.

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Tacos, tequila cause outbreak of Offendeditis at Norhwestern University

Good Freaking grief, some people need to grow the F@#$ up!

Eating tacos and drinking tequila shots are offensive to people of Mexican descent, according to a Latino student group at Northwestern University.

“Drinking tequila shots, eating tacos, and wearing sombreros do not commemorate Mexican culture; on the contrary, that offends, marginalizes and isolates many of our friends, classmates, and community leaders and casts our entire community in poor light,” wrote members of the group Alianza in a letter that was published in The Daily Northwestern.

The letter was signed by members of the university’s Associated Student Government as well as members of the Latino group in response to Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

“Some of our peers choose to throw ‘Mexican-themed’ parties that are culturally insensitive, offensive and detrimental to the Northwestern community,” they wrote.

This is what happens when leftist indoctrination enters the brains of morons

 

I think we all owe Bill Clinton an apology

To think we Conservatives considered Bill Clinton the most shameless liar once. Then, we were introduced to President Barack Obama. If Clinton was Pinocchio then Obama is Mega-Pinocchio. Bob Owens has the presidents latest batch of whoppers

There is a special sort of loathing that Barack Obama has for the United States that seems to manifest itself seemingly every time he steps foot on foreign soil. Speaking in front of an audience in Mexico, he blamed the United States for supplying Mexicowith the guns used in cartel drug violence that has terrorized much of that country:

“Most of the guns used to commit violence here inMexico come from the United States,” President Obama said during a speech at Mexico’s Anthropology Museum. “I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will.”

“But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here in Mexico and backhome in the United States. It’s the right thing to do,” Obama added.

Obama has blamed the American people numerous times for gun violence in Mexico. In 2009, the President, Attorney General Eric Holder,  and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly claimed that “90-percent” of guns recovered from cartel crime scenes were traced to the United States.

The “90-percent lie” was conclusively debunked by Obama’s own Department of Justice in sworn testimony before Congress, as an ATF official was forced to admit that just 8% of firearms recovered from the scenes of gun crimes in Mexico came from the United States.

Of the 8% of American “civilian” guns recovered at crime scenes, 302 murders of those murders were traced directly to guns smuggled to the Sinaloa cartel via Operation Fast and Furious, a weapons smuggling plot that transferred 2,500 guns to narco-terrorists that the Obama Administration wants to ban.

Via Operation Fast and Furious and up to nine other gun smuggling operations, the Obama Adminstration provided potentially tens of thousand of “civilian” guns to different cartels. Put bluntly, the Obama Administration is likely the greatest supplier of American“civilian” firearms to the Mexican cartels.

The Obama Administration also definitively the top supplier of military weapons to the cartels, via massive arms shipments to the Mexican government, despite the fact that significant amounts of military arms shipped to the Mexican government winds up in cartel hands via corruption. At least 10,30 Ar-15s were known diverted to drug cartels… and yet, the Obama Administration kept supplying them with massive amounts of weapons, nearly 10 times what was sold during the Bush Administration

Also remember that one of the goals of Fast and Furious was to use it to push for more gun control here in America. Lies, lies, and still more lies from the Democrats. They have proven themselves to be willing to say anything to further their agenda. Remember something else too. Remember that the lap dog media makes it possible for the Democrats to lie about Fast and Furious, Obama’s past and radical ties, and about the events in Benghazi. Odd that one of the biggest problems in this nation is a media that refuses to use their right to uncover the truth.

 

 

Charlie Sheen makes “Homophobic slur” University of Maryland hardest hit

The Other McCain reports that Charlie Sheen has gone and stepped in controversy again, gee, who could have seen that coming?

Charlie Sheen was on stage at the opening of his new bar in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, when he asked the crowd, “How we doing?”

The crowd gave a small cheer — not good enough for Sheen, who then said, “Lying bunch of faggot assholes! How we doing?”

This made headlines because Sheen had used a “homophobic slur.”

The University of Maryland would be so disappointed:

It seems that the University of Maryland, home of the Terrapins, which is a turtle, NOT an ethnic or homophobic slur, actually spends quite a bit of cash, as in taxpayer cash to fight “non-inclusive language”

Maryland taxpayers will then be shocked to learn that the state’s flagship educational institution, The University of Maryland, squandered  $15,000 to fight “non-inclusive language” on campus.

The University of Maryland (UMD) allocated $15,000 in 2012 to combat the use of language deemed by administrators to be “insensitive.”

The “words have power” campaign’s goal is to deploy posters, buttons and other promotional materials to help foster an environment on campus that is not offensive to illegal aliens, homosexuals, or other minority groups.

“Non-inclusive language can offend or make spaces uncomfortable for people who are excluded by that language,” one of the campaign posters reads.

“It is easy to accidentally use offensive language, but since you could just as easily be on the receiving end of such language, you should try to ensure that you are not offending others with the words and phrases you use,” it adds.

One sign tells students to avoid using the phrase “that’s so ghetto” and substitute the term with words like “grimey,” “wack,” or “messed up.”

Maryland taxpayers will be further perplexed when they discover the money went for items such as this video featuring a lecture from an “inclusion scholar”.

Inclusive Language Campaign – David

Additionally, in the wake of nationwide repression of First Amendment free speech rights on campuses, some of the university’s attendees are expressing their concerns about this program.

But, some students say the inclusive language campaign goes too far.

“It is important to be civil with one another but this goes too far in taking language that most people would not find offensive and making us feel guilty for using it,” Ross Marchand, who is the president of Students for Liberty, a libertarian student group at UMD, told Campus Reform.

Marchand said he worries that such rules will hamper student’s constitutional right to free speech on campus.

“An environment conducive to freedom of speech [on campus]…requires the ability to say things without guilt,” said Marchand.

CLICK HERE to visit the “inclusive language” campaign’s website and view additional videos and posters produced by the university.

DAMN that is WACK, but not as wack as Charlie Sheen.

Seriously, The Left loves this kind of mealy-mouthed BS. Maybe they should try to teach those easily offended types, who suffer from Perpetual Whining Syndrome, to relax a bit and not look to get offended? Here is one of the videos, watch it with a vomit bag close at hand, as the stupidity of hypersensitivity may induce projectile vomiting.

The problem with PC is that it coddles the malcontents, rather than encouraging them NOT to be so easily offended. The truth is EVERYTHING you say will, or might offend someone. No one is going to always feel welcome of comfortable. Creating the expectation that such a reality is possible just sets us up for failure.

Obama Silent As Mexico Jails Former Marine, War Veteran On Trumped-Up Gun Charge

Obama Silent As Mexico Jails Former Marine On Trumped-Up Gun Charge – Big Government

A former U.S. Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan has been chained to a bed in a Mexican prison since August. Jon Hammar faces up to 12 years in a Mexican jail on what may be a trumped-up charge of possessing an illegal shotgun. Customs officials had already cleared the shotgun before he entered Mexico.

On August 23, Hammar and his friend Ian McDonough were en route to Costa Rica on a surfing vacation when they ran into trouble after crossing the Mexican border.

According to McClatchy newspapers, Hammer brought “a six-decade-old shotgun into Mexico,” which his mother referred to as a “glorified BB gun,” that was passed down to him by his grandfather.

McDonough said the Customs and Border Protection Agent said, “All you have to do is register” the gun, and gave them a registration paper to give to the Mexican authorities.

When Hammar gave the registration form to the Mexican agents, he and McDonough were immediately taken into custody and Mexican prosecutors looked at the “disassembled relic in the 1972 Winnebago motor home” and “dismissed the U.S. registration papers Hammar had filled out,” charging Hammar with the serious crime of “possession of a weapon restricted for use to Mexico’s armed forces”:

Curiously, it wasn’t the type of shotgun that broke Mexican law. It was the length of the barrel, which the formal citation said was shorter than 25 inches, although a discrepancy has emerged over how the barrel was measured.

It is worth noting Mexico’s gangs “routinely wield AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles, high-powered .50-caliber sniper rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and other potent weaponry,” and Hammar’s shotgun is rendered useless against such high-powered weapons.

The Mexican lawyer representing Hammar said he faces three to 12 years in a Mexican federal prison if convicted on the gun charge. Mexican authorities released McDonough, Hammar’s friends, who was able to walk back to Texas, most likely because he had been living part-time in Argentina.

Marine Sgt. James Garcia served with Hammar in various combat situations and said he was heartbroken because Hammar was “one of the best we had.” According to McClatchy, Hammer, now 27 years of age, “joined the Marines and deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq before receiving an honorable discharge in 2007, serving another four years in inactive reserve.”

After Hammar was sent to a state prison in Matamoros, his parents in Florida received phone calls demanding $1,800.

According to McClatchy, Hammar’s family did not pay the extortion and contacted U.S. diplomats, who got Hammar into solitary confinement and out of the wing controlled by a Mexican drug cartel.

This is not the first time Mexican authorities have captured an American on dubious gun-related charges. Mexican officials arrested a Dallas truck driver in April, “carrying 25,000 pounds of ammunition in his 18-wheeler,” after Customs and Border Protection agents instructed him to briefly cross the border to make a U-turn. Mexican prosecutors “charged him with crimes that could have brought more than 25 years in prison” but – after Congressional intervention – they ultimately released the truck driver (Jabin Bogan) on November 23.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), who is the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Hammars’ Congresswoman, said she would do her best to help the Hammar family get their son back from Mexican authorities.

“His family has described a very disturbing situation that includes their son being chained to a bed in a very small cell and receiving calls from fellow inmates threatening his life if they did not send them money,” Ros-Lehtinen said. “The family also says that the jail where their son is being held is controlled by the dreaded and brutal Zetas drug cartel. The family wants their son back home, and I will do my best to help them.”

Garcia, who served with Hammar, emphasized how the United States should not leave one of its own behind.

“He doesn’t deserve this,” Garcia told McClatchy. “We never leave a brother behind. We never leave a Marine behind. We have to do something.”

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Something else you MUST remember about Fast and Furious

The ATF was looking at USING Fast and Furious to implement stricter gun control in America

Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation “Fast and Furious” to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.

In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the “big fish.” But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called “gunwalking,” and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

ATF officials didn’t intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called “Demand Letter 3″. That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or “long guns.” Demand Letter 3 was so named because it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information.

This goes beyond not letting a good crisis go to waste. This amounts to CREATING a crisis to get legislation you want. There is much more at the link, including the side of the gun dealers who were very concerned about this whole program. Thanks to Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News! She is what a reporter is supposed to be!

Media Bombshell! Mitt is a Mormon!

Yes, just as I predicted, Mitt Romney is now in the cross hairs of the media. And yes, they are going to beat the Mitt is Rich Drum until it falls apart, but they are also going to pound the Mitt is a Mormon Drum too. Stacy McCain, who also saw this coming, ’cause he is sharp like me has the latest, the dreaded Mexican Polygamy Commune Card!

OK, maybe it’s stretching the definition of “mainstream” to include the Daily Beast and MSNBC, but the predicted eruptions of the “Mormon Mitt” meme keep occurring with increasing frequency.

Notice how Newsweek/Daily Beast reporter Ben Jacobs hands a cue to Montana’s Democrat Gov. Brian Schweitzer:

While discussing swing states, Schweitzer said Romney would have a “tall order to position Hispanics to vote for him,” and I replied that was mildly ironic since Mitt’s father was born in Mexico, giving the clan a nominal claim to being Hispanic. Schweitzer replied that it is “kinda ironic given that his family came from a polygamy commune in Mexico, but then he’d have to talk about his family coming from a polygamy commune in Mexico, given the gender discrepancy.” Women, he said, are “not great fans of polygamy, 86 percent were not great fans of polygamy. I am not alleging by any stretch that Romney is a polygamist and approves of [the] polygamy lifestyle, but his father was born into [a] polygamy commune in Mexico.”
Romney’s father, George — who served as governor of Michigan and was a member of the Nixon cabinet and also a presidential candidate — was born in Mexico in 1907 to a family of American Mormons who fled to Mexico when the United States government cracked down on the practice of polygamy. George Romney’s parents were in a monogamous marriage, but Mexico was the last bastion for the practice of plural marriage in the Church of Latter Day Saints.

See! Mitt is a Mormon, and therefore a Polygamist, and women hate Polygamy so Mitt Romney hates women. So, the media is attempting to paint the presidential race as a choice between a rich Mormon Polygamist who hates women and straps dogs to the roofs of cars, or the Obamassiah. For me, the choice is simple, we can choose the Mormon who understands basic economics or the Moron who still believes that Karl Marx was all that!

Why I would let the military handle the Mexican drug cartels

If I were the president, I would call in my military leaders, and tell them to handle these cartels. The reason is this. heavily armed, well trained cartels are invading on o0ur soil, endangering our citizens. our military is the best trained, most lethal force in the world, and they would have a free hand, by my order, to eradicate these vermin. And, if Flippy Calderon had an issue with it, well, too bad!

Here is a story, from the Houston Chronicle that illustrates my point

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A shooting that injured a sheriff’s deputy was the first indisputable case of spillover violence from the Mexican drug wars in Hidalgo County, the local sheriff said Monday.

Sheriff Lupe Trevino, who previously said there was no direct spillover violence in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, said the Sunday shootout erupted while one of his deputies investigated a reported kidnapping and drug deal.

“I have to say that with this particular incident, the way the witnesses and the information that we have gotten particularly in the federal system, this is the first recorded spillover violence event that we have experienced — and unfortunately got one of our deputies shot,” Trevino said.

One suspect was killed and two were wounded. In all, six people were taken into custody, including the alleged kidnapping victim, and are awaiting charges, the sheriff said.

The sheriff said a protective vest probably saved the life of Deputy Hugo Rodriguez, who was shot in the chest, abdomen and leg. He is recovering at a hospital.

Red at The Right Scoop raises an important point, this will only get worse!

The longer our borders are neglected and drug cartels are subsidized by the United States government (thank you Mr. Holder), the more spillover.  For those of us living in Border States, it’s nothing new.  In 2009, The University of Texas at Brownsville (waaaaaay down south by the Mexico border) was forced to close due to stray bullets from a drug war shoot out – in Mexico. But no one was injured.

Our military has a purpose, to DEFEND our land and our people. Well, this is a clear case for that isn’t it? These cartels, would not fare well against our Green Berets, or Seals. let them do what they do, it likely would not take them long. And these cartels would never even think of even crossing America’s border again. It sickens me that our leaders are so gutless frankly. They prefer to fight governors that try to stop illegal immigration than to fight these cartels.  I leave you with this from Sheriff Trevino

“Now, there are more cartel members living in Texas, in the Valley, in the United States. I’ll guarantee you there’s a ton of them,” he said.

These are nothing but vermin, and the sooner we stomp them into dust the better! And, of that means our military has to go onto Mexico, where these cartels are, then so be it! And, again, if Flippy Calderon does not like it, then fuck him!

Wife Caught Trying To Smuggle Husband Out Of Mexican Prison… In A Suitcase

Wife Caught Trying To Smuggle Husband Out Of Mexican Prison… In A Suitcase – The Blaze

Police say a woman was caught trying to sneak her common-law-husband out of a Mexican prison in a suitcase following a conjugal visit.

A spokesman for police in the Caribbean state of Quintana Roo says staff at the prison in Chetumal noticed that the woman seemed nervous and was pulling a black, wheeled suitcase that looked bulky.

Spokesman Gerardo Campos said Monday that prison guards checked the bag of 19-year-old Maria del Mar Arjona and found inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina curled up inside in the fetal position.

Ramirez is serving a 20-year sentence for a 2007 conviction for illegal weapons possession.

Arjona was arrested and charges are pending.

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Illegal immigration, a Mexican take

I added Bitter Americans to the blogroll this morning, and I offer you a bit of the first post I read over there

For those of you who don’t already know, I’m a Mexican. Yes, that’s right, an ultra conservative Mexican who grew up in a low-income home with a father who was the president of his local chapter of the AFL-CIO. It might not be the typical outcome for someone with that history, but I think there are far more of us than the media likes to admit. We are the people that make up the Tea Party; hardworking Americans from a diverse background fighting to get our county back.

I’m sure many people will label me a racist for what I am going to talk about in this article, but that’s a tough argument when my family has the background we have.

The second side to the immigration issue is not a legal problem, it is an attitude problem. You are coming to the United States to be a taxpaying, English-speaking American, not a Mexican American. I don’t care what country you come from. This applies to immigrants from other countries as well. We will not speak your language. You are free to be proud of your heritage, but you are in the United States now. If you don’t like the United States enough to call yourself and American, that why did you come here in the first place?

I find myself bewildered by the liberal view on this issue. Is there not a legal way to come into this country? Didn’t most of your families go through the process themselves? Why aren’t the people crossing our borders illegally today expected to do the same? I don’t understand why we are supposed to turn a blind eye to this crime. Barack Obama was on television today, (6/29) blabbering on about how we need to raise taxes on the rich to raise revenue. Why don’t we start by addressing an entire segment of the population who takes full advantage of American schools, infrastructure, and health care, yet fails to contribute any tax dollars?

I’m not a Racist! If you don’t pay taxes and you don’t love America, I don’t like you. Michelle Obama said at Barack’s inauguration it was the first time she was ever proud of her country. I don’t like her because of statements like that. I don’t care what color she is or what anyone else is for that matter. The people who are constantly pointing out racism are the real racists. Believe me, if you are white and emigrating to our country illegally, I don’t like you either.

Please read the whole thing, I think it speaks for the vast majority of Americans

Convoy of Mexican soldiers crosses U.S. border | The Right Scoop

This is another reason why we need our military on the border.Mexico is very lucky I am not the president. If this was just a “mistake” as Mexico is claiming, then our military could have escorted these idiots back to their own country. If they had been up to no good, maybe members of drug gangs dressed as Mexican military, then our troops could have sent them back feet first!  Video via The Right Scoop

It is one thing to be an illegal immigramt

And no, that is NOT a good thing, but to be arrogant about it?

ATLANTA (AP) — Eighteen-year-old Dulce Guerrero kept quiet about being an illegal immigrant until earlier this year, when she became upset after a traffic stop that landed her mother in jail for two nights.

The arrest came as Georgia lawmakers were crafting what would become one of the nation’s toughest immigration crackdowns, and Guerrero feared her mother would be deported.

“I feel like that was my breaking point, when my mom was in jail,” said Guerrero, who came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was 2. “I felt like, well, that’s it, it can’t get any worse than this. My mother has been to jail.”

Guerrero first publicly announced her immigration status at a protest in March, and now she’s organizing a rally under the tutelage of more experienced activists who are themselves only a few years older.

The high-stakes movement of young illegal immigrants declaring that they’re “undocumented and unafraid” got a boost this week when a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist revealed he’s been living in the country illegally.

In other words, how DARE America have immigration laws, and how dare they even attempt to enforce those laws. No, how dare YOU, an illegal immigrant, break our laws then think you can spit in our face to boot!

How is this even possible?

Georgia has passed a tough illegal immigration law. How is that any business of 11 Central American nations? And how in the world can they bring suit against Georgia? William Teach

Perhaps Georgia should turn around and sue Mexico for their much more stringent immigration policies

Eleven foreign countries, including Mexico and Brazil, are suing the state of Georgia for its law cracking down on illegal immigration. Neil spoke to Georgia State Representative Matt Ramsey who says that “All we’re trying to do is see the enforcement of American immigration law occur, which is incidentally, compared to Mexico, is liberal and welcome.” Ramsey says the law is intended to protect the state’s economy because taxpayers are subsidizing half a million illegal immigrants in Georgia via public schools, law enforcement and health care costs.

Exactly what right does a foreign nation have to sue one of the states? This boggles my mind it really does. 

Mexico’s Popocatepetl Volcano Erupts

Mexico’s Popocatepetl Volcano Erupts – London Telegraph

The 5,400-metre volcano erupted with a plume of ash after shaking for several minutes early on Friday. Civil protection authorities reported that the cloud drifted west before turning back eat towards Puebla City.

Lying j37 miles southeast of Mexico city and its 18 million inhabitants it remains to be seen how the ash cloud will effect the megalopolis.

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The volcano’s activity has been reported as stable and there is no threat to populated areas. However, authorities have urged people to stay at least seven miles from the area and to await further information from Mexico’s national disaster prevention agency.

The gas cloud is the largest in many years with authorities eagerly keeping watch over any potential change in activity.

Popocatepetl has had more than 15 major eruptions since the arrival of the Spanish in 1519.

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As Gas Heads To $5, Obama Seeks To Block New Drilling

As Gas Heads To $5, Obama Seeks To Block New Drilling – Now The End Begins

Whose side is he on anyway?

Oh, I’m sorry, was that a rhetorical question? While the Middle East wars rage out of control and gas continues it’s climb to $5.00 per gallon, the Obama administration is appealing a judge’s orders to approve existing permits to drill in the Gulf. Isn’t it great having a Socialist president?

Politico reports::

The Obama administration late Friday appealed a judge’s orders directing the Interior Department to act on several Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling permits. The appeal is the latest salvo in the ongoing fight over the speed with which Interior is – or isn’t – letting oil drillers get back to work after last year’s BP oil spill.

Gulf state lawmakers and the oil industry have accused the department of enacting a “de facto” moratorium against new drilling, while Interior says it needs to ensure safety and environmental protections are in place. Friday’s appeal challenges rulings by Judge Martin Feldman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, who on Feb. 17 gave Interior 30 days to make a verdict on five pending deepwater drilling permits applications. He later added two additional permits to that order.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar had hinted the appeal was coming at a Senate hearing Wednesday.

“The judge in this particular case in my view is wrong,” Salazar said. “And we will argue the case because I don’t believe that the court has the jurisdiction to basically tell the Department of Interior what my administrative responsibilities are.” He added, “the policy we have in mind is unmistakably clear: We are moving forward with the development of oil and gas” production.”

Earlier in February, the judge held Interior in contempt, citing “dismissive conduct” by blocking offshore drilling during last year’s spill.

The delay in issuing permits since last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill is “increasingly inexcusable,” Feldman wrote. Interior on Monday announced the approval of the first deepwater drilling permit held up since last year’s spill. The permit, issued to Noble Energy for a well partially owned by BP, was not one of those that Feldman’s ruling addressed.

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Obama Loans Mexico $1 Billion To Drill In Gulf; Cuba Now Set To Drill In Gulf Too – Cypress Times

As a federally imposed moratorium on offshore drilling continues for U.S. companies, the Obama administration has loaned the government of Mexico $1 Billion in taxpayer money in order to drill in the Gulf of Mexico. Cuba also announces a partnership with Spain to begin drilling in the Gulf at depths far greater than that of Deepwater Horizon.

The loan from Obama will be given to PEMEX, the Mexican state owned oil company in order to bolster the company’s oil drilling in the Gulf region. The loan has been arranged through the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which is the official U.S. export credit agency. The U.S. Export-Import Bank loaned PEMEX $1 billion in 2009.

Obama stops U.S. drilling in the Gulf in response to “safety” and “environmental” concerns following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. So, U.S. oil rigs sit idle in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. oil rig workers go without work. Now, the government of Mexico, backed with U.S. funds, will drill in those same waters. Does President Obama believe that Mexico’s PEMEX is more competent to drill in the Gulf? Does President Obama believe that Mexico will be better able to protect the environment?

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Obama Surrenders Gulf Oil To Moscow – Washington Times

The Obama administration is poised to ban offshore oil drilling on the outer continental shelf until 2012 or beyond. Meanwhile, Russia is making a bold strategic leap to begin drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. While the United States attempts to shift gears to alternative fuels to battle the purported evils of carbon emissions, Russia will erect oil derricks off the Cuban coast.

Offshore oil production makes economic sense. It creates jobs and helps fulfill America’s vast energy needs. It contributes to the gross domestic product and does not increase the trade deficit. Higher oil supply helps keep a lid on rising prices, and greater American production gives the United States more influence over the global market.

Drilling is also wildly popular with the public. A Pew Research Center poll from February showed 63 percent support for offshore drilling for oil and natural gas. Americans understand the fundamental points: The oil is there, and we need it. If we don’t drill it out, we have to buy it from other countries. Last year, the U.S. government even helped Brazil underwrite offshore drilling in the Tupi oil field near Rio de Janeiro. The current price of oil makes drilling economically feasible, so why not let the private sector go ahead and get our oil?

The Obama administration, however, views energy policy through green eyeshades. Every aspect of its approach to energy is subordinated to radical environmental concerns. This unprecedented lack of balance is placing offshore oil resources off-limits. The O Force would prefer the country shift its energy production to alternative sources, such as nuclear, solar and wind power. In theory, there’s nothing wrong with that, in the long run, assuming technology can catch up to demand. But we have not yet reached the green utopia, we won’t get there anytime soon, and America needs more oil now.

Russia more sensibly views energy primarily as a strategic resource. Energy is critical to Russia’s economy, as fuel and as a source of profit through export. Russia also has used energy as a coercive diplomatic tool, shutting off natural gas piped to Eastern Europe in the middle of winter to make a point about how dependent the countries are that do business with the Russians.

Now Russia is using oil exploration to establish a new presence in the Western Hemisphere. It recently concluded four contracts securing oil-exploration rights in Cuba’s economic zone in the Gulf of Mexico. A Russian-Cuban joint partnership will exploit oil found in the deep waters of the Gulf.

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Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling, Too Bad It’s Not In U.S. Waters – Wall Street Journal

The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil’s Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan.

The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a “preliminary commitment” letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount. Ex-Im Bank says it has not decided whether the money will come in the form of a direct loan or loan guarantees. Either way, this corporate foreign aid may strike some readers as odd, given that the U.S. Treasury seems desperate for cash and Petrobras is one of the largest corporations in the Americas.

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Remember this little gem from Barack Obama’s January 2008 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle?

ATF Agent: I Was Ordered To Let U.S. Guns Into Mexico

ATF Agent: I Was Ordered To Let U.S. Guns Into Mexico – CBS News

Federal agent John Dodson says what he was asked to do was beyond belief.

He was intentionally letting guns go to Mexico?

“Yes ma’am,” Dodson told CBS News. “The agency was.”

An Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms senior agent assigned to the Phoenix office in 2010, Dodson’s job is to stop gun trafficking across the border. Instead, he says he was ordered to sit by and watch it happen.

Investigators call the tactic letting guns “walk.” In this case, walking into the hands of criminals who would use them in Mexico and the United States.

Dodson’s bosses say that never happened. Now, he’s risking his job to go public.

“I’m boots on the ground in Phoenix, telling you we’ve been doing it every day since I’ve been here,” he said. “Here I am. Tell me I didn’t do the things that I did. Tell me you didn’t order me to do the things I did. Tell me it didn’t happen. Now you have a name on it. You have a face to put with it. Here I am. Someone now, tell me it didn’t happen.”

Agent Dodson and other sources say the gun walking strategy was approved all the way up to the Justice Department. The idea was to see where the guns ended up, build a big case and take down a cartel. And it was all kept secret from Mexico.

ATF named the case “Fast and Furious.”

Surveillance video obtained by CBS News shows suspected drug cartel suppliers carrying boxes of weapons to their cars at a Phoenix gun shop. The long boxes shown in the video being loaded in were AK-47-type assault rifles.

So it turns out ATF not only allowed it – they videotaped it.

Documents show the inevitable result: The guns that ATF let go began showing up at crime scenes in Mexico. And as ATF stood by watching thousands of weapons hit the streets… the Fast and Furious group supervisor noted the escalating Mexican violence.

One e-mail noted, “958 killed in March 2010… most violent month since 2005.” The same e-mail notes: “Our subjects purchased 359 firearms during March alone,” including “numerous Barrett .50 caliber rifles.”

Dodson feels that ATF was partly to blame for the escalating violence in Mexico and on the border. “I even asked them if they could see the correlation between the two,” he said. “The more our guys buy, the more violence we’re having down there.”

Senior agents including Dodson told CBS News they confronted their supervisors over and over.

Their answer, according to Dodson, was, “If you’re going to make an omelette, you’ve got to break some eggs.”

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There was so much opposition to the gun walking, that an ATF supervisor issued an e-mail noting a “schism” among the agents. “Whether you care or not people of rank and authority at HQ are paying close attention to this case… we are doing what they envisioned…. If you don’t think this is fun you’re in the wrong line of work… Maybe the Maricopa County jail is hiring detention officers and you can get $30,000… to serve lunch to inmates…”

“We just knew it wasn’t going to end well. There’s just no way it could,” Dodson said.

On Dec. 14, 2010, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was gunned down. Dodson got the bad news from a colleague.

According to Dodson, “They said, ‘Did you hear about the border patrol agent?’ And I said, ‘Yeah.’ And they said ‘Well it was one of the Fast and Furious guns.’ There’s not really much you can say after that.”

Two assault rifles ATF had let go nearly a year before were found at Terry’s murder.

Dodson said, “I felt guilty. I mean it’s crushing. I don’t know how to explain it.”

Sen. Grassley began investigating after his office spoke to Dodson and a dozen other ATF sources – all telling the same story.

The response was “practically zilch,” Grassley said. “From the standpoint that documents we want – we have not gotten them. I think it’s a case of stonewalling.”

Dodson said he hopes that speaking out helps Terry’s family. They haven’t been told much of anything about his murder – or where the bullet came from.

“First of all, I’d tell them that I’m sorry. Second of all, I’d tell them I’ve done everything that I can for them to get the truth,” Dodson said. “After this, I don’t know what else I can do. But I hope they get it.”

Dodson said they never did take down a drug cartels. However, he said thousands of Fast and Furious weapons are still out there and will be claiming victims on both sides of the border for years to come.

Late tonight, the ATF said it will convene a panel to look into its national firearms trafficking strategy. But it refused to comment specifically on Sharyl’s report.

Statement from Kenneth E. Melson, Acting Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives:

“The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will ask a multi-disciplinary panel of law enforcement professionals to review the bureau’s current firearms trafficking strategies employed by field division managers and special agents. This review will enable ATF to maximize its effectiveness when undertaking complex firearms trafficking investigations and prosecutions. It will support the goals of ATF to stem the illegal flow of firearms to Mexico and combat firearms trafficking in the United States.”

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Look what else Wikileaks has unearthed

 

 

Video via Donald Douglas who, like me lives in a border state

In contrast to their upbeat public assessments, U.S. officials expressed frustration with a “risk averse” Mexican army and rivalries among security agencies that have hampered the Mexican government’s war against drug cartels, according to secret U.S. diplomatic cables disclosed Thursday.

The cables quoted Mexican officials expressing fear that the government was losing control of parts of its national territory and that time was “running out” to rein in drug violence.

The cables gave a much starker view of the pitfalls and obstacles facing Mexican President Felipe Calderon, a departure from the public statements of unwavering support that have come out of Washington for most of the 4-year-old war, which has claimed more than 30,000 lives.

Two cables from U.S. Embassy officials in Mexico, one dated January of this year and the other October 2009, praise Calderon for persisting in his campaign to tackle “head on” the powerful cartels that traffic most of the cocaine, heroin and marijuana that reaches the U.S.

But the Mexican president’s struggles with “an unwieldy and uncoordinated interagency” law enforcement effort have created the perception that he is failing, the cable dated Jan. 29 said. His inability to halt the violence or contain the rising death toll has become a principal political liability as his public ratings have declined, it said.

Too bad the Mexican president has not spent more time fixing his own country instead of blaming America for the drug problems in his country. And this will continue to spread into the border areas of America, and cost more American lives. Exit question? Should the United States send in our military? Only if we let them handle, that means ERADICATE, these drug cartels and gangs.

Heaven’s newest hero!

God bless this rancher! He is the ver embodiment of courgae! H/T Paco

When Mexican Marines arrived at the San Jose Ranch, 15 kilometers from Victoria, Tamaulipas, the scene was bleak: The austere main house was practically destroyed by grenades and heavy gunfire. Outside of the home, they found four bodies. Cautiously, and with their weapons drawn, the troops continued inspecting the exterior and found two more gunmen, wounded and unconscious, but alive.

Inside the house only one body was found, riddled with bullets and with two weapons by it’s side. The body was identified as Don Alejo Garza Tamez, the owner of the ranch and a highly respected businessman in Nuevo Leon.

Upon further inspection of the interior, marines found weapons and ammunition at every window and door. This allowed them to reconstruct how, just hours prior, the battle had played out.

Marines searched for more bodies inside the house, but none were to be found. It seemed hard to believe that one person, armed only with hunting rifles, had caused so many casualties on the attackers.

Dozens of spent shells and the smell of gunpowder gave proof of the tenacity of the man who fought to the end in defense, of not only his ranch, but his dignity.

In the end, it was deduced the man had created his own defense strategy to fight alone, placing weapons at every door and window.

The story began in the morning of Saturday November 13, when a group of armed gunmen went to deliver an ultimatum to Don Alejo Garza Tamez: He had 24 hours to turn over his property or suffer the consequences.

Using the diplomacy he had acquired over nearly eight decades of life, Don Alejo flatly announced that not only would he not be surrendering his property, but that he’d be waiting for them.