‘Revitalizing’ Detroit with 50,000 Syrian Refugees?

 

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[1]It has been said that nature abhors a vacuum. The Obama administration’s policies around the world have created power vacuums with severe and often deadly consequences. These vacuums are profoundly impacting the Middle East and the rampage of ISIS and other terror organizations.

Today my focus will be on the massive numbers of refugees fleeing the chaos and violence of the Middle East and what this is likely to mean for the United States from a number of perspectives.

Millions of people are quite literally running for their lives and are heading to countries around the world. Make no mistake, this is a humanitarian crisis that pulls at people’s heartstrings, and rightfully so. As the grandson of a woman who was slaughtered in Poland during World War II, I understand how important it is for countries around the world to try to save lives.

Our primary concern, however, must be on how any actions to address this will impact the United States and its citizens. We will begin by considering the impact large numbers of refugees would likely have on American workers, particularly focusing on a proposal for the resettlement of 50,000 Syrian refugees in Detroit, Michigan.

First of all, the proposal for this program would come with a huge price-tag. Consider just how much the proposal admits this would cost:

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Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against Secretary of State John Kerry to Force Action on Clinton Emails

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(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State John Kerry in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to compel Secretary Kerry’s compliance with the Federal Records Act and challenge “the failure of Defendant Kerry to take any action to recover emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” and other U.S. Department of State employees unlawfully removed from the agency (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. John F. Kerry (No. 1:15-cv-00785)).

Kerry’s predecessor at the State Department, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, conducted official government business using a secret, unsecured email server and email accounts. Her top aides and advisors also used non-“state.gov” email accounts to conduct official business.

In 2014, Clinton “unilaterally determined which of her emails were official government records and, in December 2014, returned at least a portion of these public records – as many as 55,000 pages of records – to the State Department.”

In the lawsuit, Judicial Watch argues the following:

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EPA decides that pothole full of water on your property just might be a wetland

 

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No act of Congress is involved here, but since when is that significant when we’re talking about the Obama Administrative State? The Clean Water Act of 1986 gives the EPA authority to claim jurisdiction over wetlands, and the language in the act leaves a bit of room for interpretation concerning just what a wetland is.

You know what the Obama EPA will do with that, right? Wetlands are supposed to be protected because of their importance to ecosystems. That’s why the act talks in terms of water with a significant nexus to a navigable waterway. In other words, it’s not supposed to be an excuse for the EPA to grab control over your land just because there’s a little water leftover after a rain storm, or some standing water in a pothole.

But this is the age of Obama. Who cares what the law says? Not your friendly EPA:

The EPA acknowledges that the “science available today does not establish that waters beyond those defined as ‘adjacent’” to these “significant” waters should be regulated. But forget science. The agency says its “experience and expertise” show there are “many” other waters that could have a significant downstream effect. Thus the EPA establishes an additional standard for significance that covers just about anything that’s wet.

So the new rule says the feds can also regulate waters within the 100-year floodplain and 4,000 feet of their claimed bailiwick or land features like prairie potholes and vernal pools that “in combination” have a significant effect. A pothole on farmer Dan’s land may not affect downstream waters, but the EPA could still regulate Dan’s pothole if regulators determine that prairie potholes collectively do.

The sad irony is that the EPA is exploiting an opening created by a Supreme Court case that overturned a federal regulatory abuse. In its 4-1-4 split ruling in Rapanos v. U.S. in 2006, the Army Corps of Engineers had sought to throw a Michigan landowner in prison because he didn’t obtain permits to move dirt on a sometimes-saturated piece of land, which was connected to a drain, which ran into a shallow creek, which flowed into the Kawkawlin River, which emptied into Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron.

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Muslims on Egyptian TV Wonder If Obama Is Insane or on Drugs

 

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You have to see this video, it’s funny. On Egyptian TV, the host and other guests discussed Barack Obama’s recent climate change as the greatest national security speech and they were not impressed.

One wanted to know if Obama is insane while another said he’s on drugs. Former “general Mansour” said “What do you expect from an affirmative action president?” as he slammed his hand down hard on the table.He continued, “This guy has never served in the military. Never worked a day in his life.”

“I’m sure there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation and he’s not trying to destroy his country,” the host said laughing.

There’s more. They weren’t any kinder to Michelle or Barack’s exercise video.

The “General” was funny. He wants us to wake up. I’m with him!

You have to watch it. It’s short.

Commander in Chief’s job is national defense, not climate change

 

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by STAR PARKER

A front-page headline in the Wall Street Journalscreams out: “Islamic State’s Gains Reveal New Prowess on the Battlefield.”

The article discusses how the Islamic State recently captured Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province in Iraq. The Islamic State victory, according to the report, involved the execution of a complex battle plan “that outwitted a greater force of Iraqi troops as well as the much lauded U.S.-trained special-operations force known as the Golden Division.”

Flipping to the editorial page, an opinion piece discusses the increasing dominance of Russia, Iran and China in their parts of the world “as the U.S. retreats.”

But what is keeping America’s commander in chief up at night?

President Obama spent most of his recent address to the graduating class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy talking about climate change.

According to our president, climate change “constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security.”

The president continued to say that the science regarding climate change is “indisputable.”

In 2013, the president tweeted, “Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: climate change is real, manmade and dangerous.”

But this is false.

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Hillary the Arms Dealer

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While presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was America’s top diplomat the Department of State that she oversaw approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments forked over millions of dollars to the now-embattled Clinton Foundation.

According to an International Business Times report by David Sirota and Andrew Perez, “at least seven foreign governments that received State Department clearance for American arms did donate to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary.” The article identified the seven nations as Algeria, Australia, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, Qatar, and Thailand.

Mainstream media’s surprisingly probing coverage of the unfolding Clinton Foundation donations-for-favors scandal suggests that reporters have turned on the Clintons in the age of Obama.

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