Monday, July 21, 2014



Monday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced he is deploying 1,000 Texas National Guard to the U.S. border with Mexico, saying he can not idly sit by while "our citizens are under siege."

Pointing out the tens of thousands pf unaccompanied minors only make up roughly 20 percent of those being apprehended illegally crossing the border, Perry said he can no longer wait for the president to act as gang members and drug cartels flood into Texas, causing crime to skyrocket. Perry pointed out Texas tax payers can not bear the expense of processing and housing the surge of illegal immigration caused by President Obama's 2012 executive action "Dream Act" which has given people in Central America the idea children will be allowed to stay once in the U.S.

Perry has repeatedly called on President Obama to visit the border, calling his refusal Obama’s “Katrina,” moment.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014


WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has secretly notified Congress that the military intends to transfer six low-level Guantánamo Bay detainees to Uruguay as early as next month, according to people with knowledge of the communication. All six have been approved for transfer for more than four years.
Mr. Hagel’s formal determination that the transfer would be in the national security interest of the United States breaks a bureaucratic paralysis over a deal that has been waiting for his approval since March, but stalled amid the political uproar over a prisoner exchange deal that secured the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from insurgents in the Afghanistan war.
The six detainees bound for Uruguay include a Syrian man who has brought a high-profile court challenge to the Pentagon’s procedures for forcibly feeding detainees who are on a hunger strike. His transfer would most likely render that lawsuit moot, although there are several similar challenges.
“The United States is grateful to our partner, Uruguay, for this significant humanitarian gesture, and appreciates the Uruguayan government’s generous assistance as the United States continues its efforts to close the detention facility at Guantánamo,” said Ian Moss, a State Department spokesman. “We remain very appreciative of the assistance of our friends and allies who have stepped up not just to receive their own nationals but also those countries who have accepted detainees for resettlement.”

Malaysian Plane 'Shot Down' With 295 On Board

A general view shows the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region

A Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur comes down in Ukraine after reportedly being hit by a ground-to-air missile.

The Malaysia Airlines plane, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was travelling at an altitude of 33,000 feet (10,000 metres) when it was shot down, Russia's Interfax reported.
An adviser to the Ukrainian interior ministry told the news agency the Boeing 777 was brought down by a Buk ground-to-air missile.
The wreckage of the Boeing 777, which came down in Grabovo, Donetsk
All 280 passengers and 15 crew members who were on the plane are believed to have died, he added.
A spokesman for Malaysia Airlines, still reeling from the loss of flight MH370 in March, confirmed it had lost contact with flight MH17, which took off from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport at 12.15pm local time.
The flight disappeared from radar as it flew over Ukrainian airspace, the spokesman said.
Emergencies Ministry members work at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region
Emergencies Ministry workers at the scene of the crash
A number of videos apparently filmed near the village of Grabovo, Donetsk, where the plane came down, showed plumes of thick, black smoke rising high into the air.
TV channel Russia 24 broadcast similar pictures, while a correspondent for the Reuters news agency at the scene said he could see the wreckage of a burning aircraft and bodies on the ground.
The plane, which one eyewitness said split in two on impact, is almost unrecognisable in pictures of the crash site, with debris scattered across a vast area.
Image of the Malaysian Airlines plane  9M-MRD taking off from Schiphol airport, Amsterdam. Pic: Tom Warners
Flight MH17 pictured by Tom Warners as it took off from Schipol airport
Alexander Borodai, the eastern Ukraine separatist leader, said the aircraft was shot down by Ukrainian government forces - a claim backed by a separatist from Krasnyi Luch, who told Reuters the rebels did not have weapons capable of shooting down a plane at such height.
However, officials in Kiev denied any involvement, with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk ordering an immediate investigation into what he described as a "catastrophe".
The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin had offered "his sincerest words of sympathy and support to families and friends of the victims", while Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said he was "shocked" by the tragedy.
Map shows flight path
The plane's last known position over Ukraine. Pic: Flightradar24/Twitter
Sky's Katie Stallard, in Moscow, said media reports suggest the plane came down in an area where there has been recent heavy fighting amid continuing tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
Data from Flightradar24 indicates the plane had just passed the city of Kremenchuk, around 300km (186 miles) from the Russian border, when it disappeared.
Aviation expert Major Charles Hayman told Sky News: "It's highly likely this aircraft was flying along a fault line between Russian and Ukrainian defences.
A map showing Ukraine and Russia
"It's possible the Ukrainians flapped a bit, thought it was hostile and shot it down.
"It looks like someone failed to recognise this was a civilian plane."
A spokesman for Boeing said its "thoughts and prayers" are with the families and loved ones of those on board the plane, adding it "stands ready to provide whatever assistance is requested by authorities".
Relatives of the victims of the MH370 tragedy also released a statement, saying: "Who would do such poisonous thing to a civil aeroplane?
"Passengers on board are ordinary people, just like our relatives. Why let them experience the torture? Why let other people feel the same pain as we do?"
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Netanyahu says Israel will hit Hamas hard

Associated Press 
Israel's leader says the country will exert "great force" against Gaza's Hamas rulers after the Islamic militants rejected a truce agreement.
Israel halted its fire for six hours Tuesday after accepting an Egyptian truce proposal. But with Hamas continuing to launch rockets into Israel, it resumed strikes in the afternoon.
Benjamin Netanyahu said in an evening address aired live on television that Israel has "no choice" but to respond more forcefully.
Netanyahu said "Hamas chose to continue fighting and will pay the price for that decision."
The Israeli military says Gaza militants fired close to 125 rockets since the truce was to have begun. An Israeli civilian was killed Tuesday by fire from the Gaza Strip, the first Israeli death in more than a week of fighting.

Hundreds of millions in bogus claims at VA - Washington Times

Hundreds of millions in bogus claims at VA - Washington Times

Tuesday, July 8, 2014



On Tuesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel, Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu reported that the federal government has released criminal illegal aliens into his community and that his officers have arrested individuals who have already been deported 10 or 15 times.  He said “[the federal government] has released dangerous violent criminals right in my county and they refuse to give me the names of these criminals, and that there are “cartel scouts...ushering the drugs through all the way up to Phoenix” within the county.  Babeu added, “We have a guy just yesterday we arrested and everyday 10 times deported, 15 times deported, because there are no consequences for breaking the law.”

He also blasted President Barack Obama’s claim that the $3.7 billion the president requested from Congress will help remedy the situation on the border.  Babeu declared, “What the president is doing here is wasting this money because there's no enforcement of law, there's no consequences for breaking the law. And what he's doing is sending an invitation to the millions and millions of illegals who will come from Mexico and Central America...that's what President Obama has just done.” 
He also dubbed the president’s claims that he will use the money to secure the border a “lie,” and argued that the funding just “reinforces the Obama administration's plan...to keep 11 to 20 million illegals here,” and will support “amnesty and the path for asylum for these unaccompanied juveniles.”
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