Month: November 2015

US Embassy in Afghanistan warns of Kabul attack within 48 hours

The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan issued an emergency message for U.S. citizens in the country’s capital Monday, saying it had received “credible reports of an imminent attack” within the next 48 hours. The statement said that there were no details available regarding the attack’s time, target or method. However, it urged Americans in Kabul to “exercise extreme caution if moving around the city.” Earlier this month, the State Department issued an updated travel warning for Afghanistan in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris. That warning advised Americans not to travel to Afghanistan, citing the “extremely unstable” security situation. Taliban militants have stepped up attacks on Afghan government facilities in recent months. On Saturday, a suicide bomber targeted a member of the country’s election commission in Kabul, killing the official’s bodyguard and wounding his driver. In September, Taliban fighters briefly overran Afghan forces to take control of the northern city of Kunduz. Bombings, especially roadside bombs, have also been a major threat to both Afghan security forces and civilians across the country.

Having personally spent some time in Kabul, and the U.S. embassy in Kabul, this is of particular interest to me.  We’ll, of course, keep an eye on this story as it develops..

Illegal immigrants sue Oregon over ballot measure denying licenses

A group of illegal immigrants is suing the state of Oregon to overturn a voter-approved initiative that denied them driver’s licenses. The lawsuit, brought by five illegal immigrants, comes after Oregonians passed Measure 88 last year with a strong two-thirds majority. Thirty-five of Oregon’s 36 counties voted against licenses for undocumented residents, as did every congressional district in the state, most of which are represented by Democrats. But the lawsuit alleges Measure 88 is unconstitutional because it “arbitrarily” denies driving privileges based on membership in a “disfavored minority group.” It alleges Oregon voters were motivated by “animus toward persons from Mexico and Central America.” Gustavo Recarde, who has worked construction and odd jobs in Portland and several states since sneaking into the United States in 1988, said a driver’s license would help him feel more comfortable here and open doors. “If an illegal [can] get a driver’s license, it would be better because there’s more opportunities to find a job as a driver,” said Recarde, who is not part of the lawsuit. He said he believes race played a role in the vote. But Cynthia Kendoll, president of Oregonians for Immigration Reform, said it’s not the responsibility of Oregonians to make illegal immigrants comfortable or able to drive to jobs they don’t legally have. “They came here by choice, they weren’t brought here against their will, and with those choices come hardships,” she said. Measure 88 was a public vote and a reaction to a law passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2013 and signed by then-Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, that would have given “driver’s cards” to those who cannot prove they are in the U.S. legally. The campaign to deny licenses won big despite being outspent 10-to-one. “People were not swayed by their arguments that they deserve to have a driver’s card so they could more easily get to their jobs,” Kendoll said. “They’re not supposed to be working here.” Kendoll said Oregonians were motivated by national security and drug-smuggling by Mexican cartels, not race. Those without papers have not gone through immigration checks, she said, and licenses make it easier to transport narcotics up and down the West Coast.

So, it has nothing to do with race/ethincity.  It’s about the rule of law, and the good people of Oregon (a VERY blue/Democrat state, no less) understand that.  So, kudos to them for passing Measure 88.  Let’s hope this lawsuit fails miserably.

No Christians: All 132 Syrian Refugees Admitted to U.S. Since Paris Attacks Are Sunni Muslims

Since the Paris terror attacks on November 13, the State Department has admitted 132 Syrian refugees into the United States, and all 132 are Sunni Muslims. No Christian, Druze, Shi’ite, Alawite, or member of any other religious minority in Syria has been admitted over that period, according to data from the State Department Refugee Processing Center. The majority of the 132 Syrian refugees permitted to resettle in the U.S. since November 13 (72) are male, the minority female (60). Of the 132 total, 39 (29.5 percent) have been men between the ages of 14 and 50. Another 53 (40 percent) are children aged under 14, of whom 30 are males and 23 females. The Paris terror attacks, which killed 130 people and were claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), brought fresh scrutiny onto the issue of refugees from the Syrian conflict, amid concerns the terrorist group was seeking to infiltrate Western countries through refugee settlement programs. The Refugee Processing Center admission figures since the attacks in Paris continue a trend evident since the start of the current fiscal year, on October 1. President Obama plans to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. during fiscal year 2016. Since FY2016 began two months ago, 423 Syrian refugees have been admitted into the U.S., of whom 418 (98.8 percent) were Sunni Muslims. The remaining five (1.2 percent) were Christians – three Catholic, one Orthodox and one simply described as “Christian.” One hundred and eleven of them (26 percent) are men aged between 14 and 50.

And this is being suppressed by the dominantly liberal mainstream media because it undermines their agenda, and Obama’s.  To read the rest of this shocking report, click on the text above..

5 heart-healthy work snacks

Although deaths from heart disease have dropped in recent years, it’s still the leading cause of death of Americans, for both men and woman. The good news is that we now know more than ever about how to prevent cardiovascular disease, which includes both strokes and heart attacks. One thing that’s clear: your diet and lifestyle (such as exercising more) can make a huge difference in the quality of your ticker. When it comes to diet, making heart-healthy snack choices is more important than ever. While the average American eats roughly the same amount of food during meals as they did in the 1970s, the number of calories from between-meal noshing has increased to 580 calories per day, or about one-quarter of our total calorie intake. When you’re at work, be sure to have these heart-healthy foods on hand to keep your ticker strong for decades to come.

To see these “5 heart-healthy foods,” click on the text above.  Cheers!  🙂

Threatened with lawsuit, Wisconsin district cancels reading of book about transgender girl

A southern Wisconsin school district has cancelled plans for elementary school students to read a children’s book about a transgender girl after a group threatened to sue. The Capital Times reports (http://bit.ly/1TadnaG ) that the Mount Horeb Area School District released a statement saying it won’t proceed with its planned reading of “I Am Jazz.” Parents were told last week that Mount Horeb Primary Center students would read the book because one student identifies as a girl but was born with male anatomy. A Florida-based group, the Liberty Counsel, threatened to sue, saying concerned parents had reached out and that reading the book would violate parental rights.

Yeah!  No kidding!  Because one little elementary kid “identifies” with another gender is NO reason for a school to change it’s curriculum to pander to this disturbed kid.  And, it’s grossly unfair to the rest of the kids, and their parents, to impose this nonsense on them.  So, smart move by this school district, and kudos to the Liberty Counsel for helping these parents stand up to the fascist administrators in this school district.

Gulf Cartel Unleashed Thanksgiving Terror near Texas Border

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — An effort to capture key figures within the Gulf Cartel has resulted in the criminal organization lashing out on Thanksgiving Day and setting off a series of fierce gun battles along the Texas border. This brought panic and terror to the residents of the rural communities along the border. The fierce fighting killed two Mexican police officers, injured a third, as well as an innocent bystander. Several others were injured in vehicle crashes and in a passenger bus that rolled over while trying to avoid the shootout. On Thanksgiving Day, violence took hold of the border city of Rio Bravo as the Gulf Cartel unleashed terror. Convoys of cartel gunmen took to the streets clashing with authorities. The violence took place not only in Rio Bravo, which is south of Donna, Texas, but also in Nuevo Progreso and along the highway that connects those Mexican cities with Matamoros. In one of the clashes in the downtown area of Rio Bravo, Mexican authorities killed two gunmen but police officer Ramon Zuniga was killed during the battle and a female officer was also injured

And yet I still hear politicians on BOTH sides of the political aisle, and liberal media outlets mock the idea of a wall on our southern border.

Florida ‘Muslim-free’ gun shop owner wins discrimination suit

A federal discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim activist group against a Florida gun retailer owner who declared his shop a “Muslim-Free Zone” has been dismissed. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom ruled that Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinan’s sign was protected by the First Amendment, and the activists couldn’t prove they were injured by the action, a local NBC affiliate reported. The plaintiff, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida, has 30 days to appeal the decision. Mr. Hallinan made headlines earlier this year when he declared his Inverness store a “Muslim-free zone” in the wake of the shooting of four servicemen outside a recruiting office in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by an Islamic extremist. CAIR announced the lawsuit against the gun store in July, saying the Muslim-free zone amounted to religious discrimination, violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The suit had demanded an injunction against Florida Gun Supply to prohibit it from discriminating against Muslims and others on the basis of religion. “American Muslims have a right to browse and purchase guns, take classes on gun safety and shoot guns at a range without having to be profiled and discriminated,” Hassan Shibly, chief executive director of CAIR Florida, said at the time the suit was filed, NBC reported. “Such discrimination is not only illegal, it is bad for our country and makes us less safe and less free,” Mr. Shibly said. The organization said the policy is a violation of federal law. Shortly after the court’s decision to drop the case, Mr. Hallinan posted a video to Facebook celebrating the victory and said he will give out bumper stickers for customers to turn their vehicles into Muslim-free zones. He is also selling “jihadist targets” for shooting practice.

While this guy is a bit of a redneck, and is being a bit obnoxious.. he has a point.  AND, he has every right to do this.  Freedom of association is a constitutional right.  So, this judge’s ruling is exactly right.  CAIR can go play with itself, preferably in the middle of a busy highway.  What a bunch of self-righteous, anti-America, pro-Islamic terrorist apologists.