Excerpt from the leftest Quartz below explains why Sharif is no longer welcome and President Trump is doing the right thing.
[Quartz] In the mid-1990s, after fleeing Somalia’s civil war and living in Kenya as a refugee, Sharif and his family were granted resettlement and moved to the United States. As a teenager navigating the streets of Columbus, Ohio, he started hanging out with the wrong crowd, and in 2002, was convicted of aggravated assault and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
After a decade, Sharif was released on parole in 2012 and went about rebuilding his life. Despite his criminal record, he started working the system to get his driver’s license, got engaged, and got a stable job working at a restaurant where he worked himself from dishwasher to second chef. Members of his family who spoke to Quartz said that he was really determined to change his life and start a family.
There's an extant, thriving and *vibrant* civilization in Somalia for him to return to
Snark O' The Day candidate
Posted by: Frank G ||
01/21/2018 16:21 Comments ||
How much you want to bet he lives in a Somali community cluster, probably multi-family with government assistance, has widespread familial ties within that community and has relatives with various kinds of criminal records? Our Homeland Security connections work in San Diego taught us that Somalis' are a tribal/family based, multi-generational, kleptocratic, interconnected criminal enterprise. The "turning his life around" crap was for the idiot MSM reporters nosing around.
After being here for 3 decades, Sharif is still not a citizen and all he has to show for it is 10 years in prison and a back of the house restaurant job. We can grow this stuff at home. No need to import it.
After being here for 3 decades, Sharif is still not a citizen
Felons are not eligible for naturalization. In fact, green card holders with felonies are supposed to be stripped of their permanent residency and deported. As expect, Obama's ICE let this violent felon back out on the streets, instead of putting him on the next plane to Somalia when he was released.
[DAILYCALLER] Comic book readers are apparently not fans of progressive politics‐a fact no more evident in Marvel’s decision to cancel every single one of its comics that has been nominated by the LGBTQ advocacy group, GLAAD.
In December, the publisher announced its decision to cancel many of its comics, citing poor sales. LGBTQ, feminist, and social justice-themed comics involving stories that revolved around Black Lives Matter, illegal immigration, and LGBTQ issues were among those to end up on the chopping block.
The Marvel titles on the awards slate have been widely derided on social media for being hamfisted, sociopolitically-charged drivel.
Was it not more fun to speculate whether Robin was gay or Wonder Woman was bi-sexual or Superman was ever going to get Lois Lane into the phone booth? Comics were about kickstarting your imagination not programming it.
Marvel writers regard their base of comic book readers as knuckle-dragging racist misogynist xenophobic blah blah blah. That's why they made the SJW superheroes, it was a smash in the face to TEH PATRIARCHY.
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Posted by: Frank G ||
01/21/2018 16:17 Comments ||
Their track record would suggest I am wrong; they managed to turn Thor - one I very much doubted - into three stand-alones plus Avenger; a very successful venture. Rabnorok is on my list, but I have not been to a theater since the Star Trek reboot went Through Naboo's Core (a term my circle uses for a long, over the top, unnecessary to the plot segment such as when in Star Wars, the jedis and the dipstick take a submarine through the planet's core, encountering bigger and bigger fish along the way, its only point is being pointless). Really expensive, obnoxious to get there and back, and some people dropped their young ones, like 6 year olds, at the movie presumably so they could go see a flick the kids shouldn't see.
[CITIZEN.CO.ZA] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has invited (UN) officials to watch over the country’s upcoming elections.
Zim-bob-wean President Emmerson Mnangagwa wants international observers including United Nations ...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly... (UN) officials to watch over the country’s upcoming elections, he said in a Financial Times interview.
Mnangagwa has adopted a more diplomatic tone since taking over as leader in November, after the ousting of the authoritarian Bob Muggsy Mugabe Nonagenarian President-for-Life of Zim-bob-we who turned the former Breadbasket of Africa into the African Basket Case. Dumped in November 2017 when the Missus decided she wanted to be president, and opposed heer might against Crocodile Mnangawa Important safety tip: If your opponent goes by the name Crocodile andf your title is Shopper in Chief let him win.... , his former boss.
"We want fair, free, credible elections," he told the British business newspaper in an interview published on Thursday. "I would want that the United Nations to come, the EU should come. If the Commonwealth were requesting to come, I am disposed to consider their application."
Zim-bob-we shunned international observers during Mugabe’s 37-year rule, during which elections were marred by vote-rigging and violent suppression of the opposition. Britannia was an outspoken critic of Mugabe’s leadership, but Mnangagwa predicted closer ties when Britannia leaves the European Union ...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing... (EU) next year. We have the feckless United Nations to thank for much of what has happened in Zimbabwe.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 253, adopted unanimously on May 29, 1968, after reaffirming previous resolutions, the Council noted with concern that the measures taken so far have failed to bring the rebellion in Southern Rhodesia to an end and condemned the recent "inhuman executions carried out by the illegal regime in Southern Rhodesia which have flagrantly affronted the conscience of mankind". After further condemning the regime and calling upon the United Kingdom to end the rebellion in Southern Rhodesia the Council decided that all member states would:
(a) -prevent importing products originating in Southern Rhodesia after the date of this resolution regardless of the legal nature of those products
(b) - suspend any activities of their nationals in the territories of UN member states designed to promote the export of commodities of products from Southern Rhodesia
(c) - prohibit the shipment of vessels or aircraft registered in Southern Rhodesia or by Southern Rhodesians from coming into their territory.
(d) - prevent the sale or supply by their nationals or from their territories of any commodities or products (save those strictly intended for medical purposes, education, publications, news and in special humanitarian circumstances - food)
(e) - prohibit the shipment of goods by vessels, aircraft or land transport across their territory intended for Southern Rhodesia
The Council also decided that member states should not make available to the regime any commercial, industrial or public utility undertaking, including tourist enterprises, in Southern Rhodesia any funds for investment or any other financial of economic resources and shall prevent their nationals or anyone in their territories from making available any such funds or resources and from remitting any other funds to persons or bodies within Southern Rhodesia, save for pensions, medial, humanitarian, education, news and in some circumstances food-stuffs. The Council further decided that member states would prevent the entry into their territory of anyone traveling on a Southern Rhodesian passport as well as persons whom they have reason to believe to be ordinarily a resident of Southern Rhodesia and whom they have reason to believe to have furthered or encouraged, or to be likely to further or encourage, the unlawful actions of the illegal regime.
The Council then decided that all member states would prevent airline companies constituted in their territories as well as aircraft of their registration or under charter to their nationals from operation to or from Southern Rhodesia or linking up with any airline company constituted or aircraft registered in Southern Rhodesia. UN specialized agencies were called upon to take all possible measures to prevent activities promoting, assisting or encouraging emigration to Southern Rhodesia. The Council also requested member states and UN agencies to assist Zambia as a matter of priority, as the carrying out of this resolution would likely create economic problems in that country. Finally, the Council decided to establish a Committee to report on the implementation of this resolution.
Contribution during WWII
Rhodesia supplied more troops per head of population to the allied war effort than any other country in the empire. One in ten of the 8500 Rhodesians of all races who served overseas were killed or died on active service. Rhodesia's most important contribution to the ultimate success of the allies, it could be argued, was the fact she provided the nucleus, and the enemy free skies, for the huge Rhodesia Air Training Group of the Royal Air Force. During the six years of war the Southern Rhodesia Air Force itself was absorbed into the RAF initially as No. 237 (Rhodesia) Squadron (in which Prime Minister Ian Smith served) and later in the form of at least two other squadrons. Of the 2409 Rhodesians who joined the Air Force, 498 were killed. The squadrons performed splendidly. (Cited from: http://www.militarian.com/threads/rhodesian-history-during-ww2.1539/)
[CITIZEN.CO.ZA] A year ago, Gambia ... The Gambia is actually surrounded by Senegal on all sides but its west coast. It has a population of about 1.7 million. The difference between the two is that in colonial days Senegal was ruled by La Belle France and The Gambia (so-called because there's only one of it, unlike Guinea, of which there are the Republic of Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, New Guinea, the English coin in circulation between 1663 and 1813, and Guyana, which sounds like it should be another one) was ruled by Britain... ns wept for joy as Yahya Jammeh went into exile, bringing the curtain down on a brutal 22-year rule.
Today, many say freedom of speech in this small west African state is a right they cherish under President Adama Barrow’s administration.
"There is a democracy, everybody feels free. Disappearances without a trace ‐ all that’s over now," said teacher Kalipha Dampha, referring to the dreaded work of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the "Junglers," as Jammeh’s death squad was called.
But The Gambia’s faltering economy has barely improved and tensions over mass unemployment are rising.
Today, many are now asking when the better days they were promised will come.
"Food prices are still the same, salaries have not increased, the health sector is a shambles, the education sector is a farce," Ismaila Ceesay, a professor of political science at the University of The Gambia, stated bluntly in an AFP interview.
In terms of the economy, he argued, Barrow’s government is simply "following and inheriting the ideas of Yahya Jammeh," albeit minus the state of terror.
[CITIZEN.CO.ZA] The defence minister for the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...formerly the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and who knows what else, not to be confused with the Brazzaville Congo aka Republic of Congo, which is much smaller and much more (for Africa) stable. DRC gave the world Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Mobutu, followed by years of tedious civil war. Its principle industry seems to be the production of corpses. With a population of about 74 million it has lots of raw material... on Friday said the army was waging ’war’ against two militia forces in the country’s troubled east.
Crispin Atama Thabe told AFP that government forces were tackling rebels in both South Kivu province and neighbouring North Kivu, where deaths were reported on both sides in recent days.
According to the army, it is fighting the Ugandan Salafist tough guys of the Allied Democratic Force (ADF) in North Kivu, while battling the Congolese Yakutumba militia several hundred kilometres away in South Kivu.
"Our priorities are: the ADF, settled in the territory of Beni, and the gang Yakutumba in the territory of Fizi," Thabe said.
The army resumed its bombing in Beni, North Kivu, on Friday afternoon, according to an AFP correspondent.
Earlier in the day, two army positions were attacked by suspected ADF rebels near the Ugandan border. Four rebels were killed, according to the region’s army front man Captain Mak Hazukay.
A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity ... for fear of being murdered... , said five soldiers had died. Another source said the toll had been "heavy" but gave no further details.
North Kivu and South Kivu ‐ the two provinces which border Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania ‐ are a deeply troubled ...meaning it might require more than two 'tuts'. If the other side responds at all it's known as a 'tut for tat' and it's worth 20 diplomatic points.. region.
Draconian gun control laws have not reduced the homicide rate on the island nation over the last 40 years,It is clear that the possession of guns is not the cause of the high murder rate in Jamaica. Gun control is simply a ruse to distract the public from the real cause of the murders – a government that is allied with the criminal gangs, and a corrupt police force.
[CNSNews.com] The federal government collected record total tax revenues of $443,715,000,000 in the first two months of fiscal 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 through the end of November), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement.
Despite these record tax revenues, the federal government still ran a deficit of $201,761,000,000 for those same two months.
That is because the government spent $645,476,000,000 in October and November.
The $443,715,000,000 that the federal government collected in taxes in the first two months of this fiscal year was $12,873,120,000 more in constant 2018 dollars than it collected in the first two months of fiscal 2017 and $11,352,180,000 more than it collected in the first two months of fiscal 2016.
[LI] Despite the Democrat and media "shutdown" fever, President Trump’s economic and tax policies are creating real change, change that is improving or soon will improve the lives of tens of thousands of Americans.
From over a hundred major companies providing "Trump tax" bonuses to major companies hiking employee pay to existing employees to major corporations announcing massive U. S. expansion and investment, the Trump economy is set to boom.
Since President Trump took office, dozens of American companies have announced that they will be expanding U. S.-based operations. There are so many, that I wanted to focus only on the ten that will be the most beneficial to American workers, local communities, and ultimately, to our nation’s economy. Apple, At&T, General Motors, Hyundi, Walmart, Amazon, Fiat-Chrysler, Delta Airlines, Intel, Boeing.
[Breitbart] Leftist parents living in the heavily-migrant populated 18th arrondissement of Paris are finding themselves conflicted, as they want "diversity" yet complain that the schools in their "diverse" district are failing.
For many years, leftist couples have moved from the expensive centre of Paris to the heavily-migrant populated district, and now that they have children they have found the "mixed" schools in the areas to be substandard.
Indeed, schools in the area have become known as "ghetto schools" and many French now attempt to move their children elsewhere, French newspaper Liberation reports.
The paper, which conducted an investigation into the issue, claims that leftist parents do not want to "sacrifice" their child to their beliefs and many parents are putting the success of their children above their multicultural ideals.
Julien Grenet, a teacher at the Paris School of Economics, said: "You cannot blame them for saying no. What is shocking is that some parents, very intellectually armed, are blind and deny segregation with false arguments."
Rising unemployment has led to parents becoming increasingly obsessed with getting their children into preferred schools.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The body of six-year-old Zainab Fatima Ameen was dumped here in the city of Kasur -- one of a dozen such young victims in recent years.
Her shocking death has sparked nationwide outrage and fears a serial murderer may be at work.
Nusrat Bibi, Zainab's mother, said "They must have told my daughter that they would take her to me, they must have said something like this for her to follow them... Otherwise she was very wise and obedient and she knew [not to talk to strangers]." (MORE).
Zainab was the 12th child to be assaulted and murdered in the Punjabi city in the past two years.
With DNA from a single source discovered in several cases, officials believe a long-term killer is targeting children.
Fareed Khan, doctor, Kasur district hospital , said "I could say seventy, eighty percent even ninety percent of these cases, they do tend to have the same kind of injuries inflicted to them. Strangulations, having burn marks, scaring and wrist cuts and definitely a type of a total physical abuse has to be there.
It was only in 2016 that Pakistain criminalised child abuse.
The city was also where a massive pedophilia ring was uncovered in 2015 and residents are demanding tougher action.
Ghulam Fareed, a resident, said "We lock our children inside the house and tell them to study here. We pick and drop our children at school ourselves. Should we earn our livelihood or keep an eye on them."
Zainab's murder has prompted much soul-searching in Pakistain... on how to protect its most vulnerable. Answers that can't come soon enough for the people here.
Posted by: Fred ||
01/21/2018 00:00 ||
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[GEO.TV] KARACHI: Former SSP Malir Rao Anwar has been removed from his post after the probe committee formed over the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud found the 27-year-old to be innocent, a notification issued on Saturday stated.
Rao Anwar's name has also been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) on the recommendation of the probe committee, sources said.
SSP Adeel Hussain Chandio has been assigned charge of Malir district in his place, the notification, issued by IG Sindh AD Khawaja, stated.
Speaking to media later, IG Sindh AD Khawaja said Rao Anwar has been suspended to ensure a fair inquiry into the alleged encounter that killed Naqeebullah.
The police encounter was suspicious, Khawaja remarked.
According to the initial investigation report, the committee termed SSP Rao Anwar’s allegations against Naqeebullah baseless, sources said.
In its report, the committee stated that there was no proof found of Naqeebullah being a terrorist.
The 2014 FIR presented by Anwar was also bogus, it said.
The committee in its report also recommended the registration of a case against Rao Anwar and other personnel involved in Naqeebullah’s killing.
Posted by: Fred ||
01/21/2018 00:00 ||
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[Daily Caller] Immigration authorities have detained in recent weeks two prominent activists who are themselves illegal immigrants, demonstrating the Trump administration’s commitment to expand the pool of deportable aliens.
The arrested men have openly lived in the U.S. for years and have until recently enjoyed a de facto immunity from deportation, thanks to their status as high-profile immigrants’ rights activists. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have denied the arrests are politically motivated, but they clearly show that immigration agents are now emboldened to arrest even the most connected of illegal immigrants.
Both men are leaders of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, a network of religious and social organizations that works to prevent the detention and deportation of illegal immigrants. ICE officers first detained Jean Montrevil, a Haitian national who had lived in the U.S. since 1986 despite having served a prison term for drug possession that resulted in a deportation order.
Montrevil, who co-founded the New Sanctuary coalition, was taken into custody in early January near his home in Queens, touching off a firestorm of protest. Activists accused ICE of breaking an "understanding" that Montrevil would not be arrested while he appealed his order of removal. Despite the public outcry, ICE deported Montrevil to Haiti on Tuesday. Snakes head that feeds The Medusa kind of thing.
I can understand what drives illegal immigrants to enter the US. If I lived in a shithole country I would want out too. But the left always makes it out to be anti-immigrant. What part about "ILLEGAL" don't they get. Unfortunately I don't see the immigration question going away soon. The left wants the potential political base. The right, some at least likes cheap labor.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.