American Veteran News 10.22.14

Vietnam Vets Dies Following
DNR Mistake at VA Hospital


 
 

• After Marine’s death, his family remembers his life
• Cottonwood WWII veteran selected for Honor Flight
• Dogs Doing Good pairs stressed vets with trained service dogs
• Former Golden Knights Inducted into Hall of Fame
• Free Haircut for American Veterans at Great Clips
• Hundreds of Veterans’ Graves Vandalized
• Illinois Veterans apartment complex wins state funding
• Meadowlakes WWII veteran takes wild P-51 ride to mark 88th birthday
• Mississippi veteran goes to Syria to fight ISIS
• MLB donates $10 million to Welcome Back Veterans
• National Medal of Honor Museum poised to break ground late next year
• Pilot’s widow receives his Silver Star 70 years after heroic escape
• Prescott VA hospital detects Legionnaires’ disease
• Prized WWII memorabilia hangs proudly in Charlotte art gallery
• Purple Heart Found on Playground to be Returned
• Share Your ‘Unbroken’ Story
• Some stereotypes stick to vets, survey shows
• Stand Down aims to reduce Veteran homelessness
• Surviving spouses soon to get tuition benefit
• TBI rehabilitation program extended
• VA Officials Did Union Work During Scandal
• Valley veterans baffled why someone would steal from them
• Veteran fights for his flag
• Veteran Runs 160 Miles in 160 Hours to Honor Fallen Servicewomen
• Veterans’ Voices Pen Celebration
• Veterans, Families Sue Iran for Beirut Barracks Terrorist Attack
• Vietnam veteran receives Bronze Star
• Vietnam War soldier’s lost medal to be returned
• Why This Puppy Landed a Marine Veteran With an Eviction Notice

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4 Articles From the Center for Immigration Studies 10.21.14


Another Way Foreign Workers Adversely Impact Domestic Ones
By David North, October 21, 2014

He had a gruff truck driver’s voice, with the hint of Scandinavia you sometimes hear in the Upper Midwest, and he had several thoroughly justifiable grievances about how some temporary foreign workers (H-2Bs) were adversely affecting his life.

He also painted a highly nuanced picture of how temporary foreign workers can cause harm in American labor markets, and shed some light on a specific piece of American agriculture that was brand-new to me (though my grandparents were Midwestern farmers.)


 
The Public Religion Research Institute Strikes Again: The “Unaccompanied Children” Poll, Pt. 2
By Stanley Renshon, October 21, 2014

The Public Religion Research Institute ought to be more careful with both its polling and its commentary on it. It has already put into the public domain a thoroughly misleading poll on the public’s preferred choices on immigration reform. That poll gave respondents two options, only one of which was at all plausible.

Their most recent attempt to report the public’s views is a poll devoted to the summer surge of illegal migrants, or “unaccompanied children,” as the survey repeatedly refers to them.


 
Protecting Americans from Ebola
By Marguerite Telford, October 20, 2014

The administration’s refusal to use immigration policy to keep Americans safe from the Ebola virus is symptomatic of the administration’s general immigration philosophy. The administration prefers not to distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants, ignoring the fiscal, labor, and security impact of illegal immigration on U.S. citizens and residents. To blur the distinction, the administration leans toward open-border policies and amnesty for aliens breaking U.S. laws.


 
The Haitian Parole Decision Was Bad, but It Could Have Been Worse
By David North, October 20, 2014

The Obama administration’s latest symbolic, open-the-flood-gates-a-little-bit decision (regarding Haitian family immigration) is, of course, deplorable, but it could have been worse. Let me expand on that.

It is deplorable because it is contrary to our nation’s 90-plus-year-old decision that immigration should be numerically limited. There are about a billion people who would migrate to the United States tomorrow if they were allowed to do so, but we have limited resources, too few jobs, and an already-over-stressed infrastructure. We simply cannot absorb all of the earth’s poor.

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Obama’s New CYA Czar

• Ebola Study Projects Spread of Virus — WALL STREET JOURNAL

• Hundreds of Ebola Mutations Boost its Odds of Spreading — BREITBART

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Jeff Sessions: Obama’s Immigration Policies Hammer Black Workers

BREITBART | Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) told Breitbart News that black workers across America should be wary of supporting Democrats because of President Obama and other Democrats’ support for immigration policies that displace them economically.

“A nation owes its first obligation to its own citizens,” Sessions said in an emailed statement. “But our current immigration policy advantages the citizens of other countries over our own. Undeniably, one of the groups most hurt economically by unjust immigration policies are African-American citizens.”

Sessions points to a study that Harvard economist Dr. George Borjas published with the National Bureau of Economic Research in September 2006 that found that the employment rate of black men fell from 1960 to 2000—a timeframe during which immigration sharply increased, making it much more difficult for Americans, especially blacks, to find jobs.

Said Sessions:

Research by Dr. George Borjas shows that the long-term large-scale importation of foreign labor has substantially eroded wages in the black community—and yet Senate Democrats voted unanimously for legislation to double the arrival of new workers and deepen this unacceptable wage decline. These new workers would fill jobs in every sector of the economy, denying many low-income Americans a shot at middle class job security.

According to an abstract of the paper, Borjas and two other scholars found that “[a]s immigrants disproportionately increased the supply of workers in a particular skill group, the wage of black workers in that group fell, the employment rate declined, and the incarceration rate rose.” It went on to say that the “analysis suggests that a 10-percent immigrant-induced increase in the supply of a particular skill group reduced the black wage by 4.0 percent, lowered the employment rate of black men by 3.5 percentage points, and increased the incarceration rate of blacks by almost a full percentage point.”

• Congressional Black Caucus Ignores the Damage Illegal Immigration Does to Blacks — WESTERN JOURNALISM

Sessions ‘Startling Confirmation of the Crisis Facing Our Republic’ — BREITBART

• EDITORIAL: Green cards on the table — WASHINGTON TIMES

• ONE OLD VET Nails Obama’s “Flood-America-By-Stealth” Plan — VDARE

• Obama Admin We May Need ‘Surge’ Of Millions Of Immigrant Ids ‘For Any Number Of Reasons’ — BREITBART

• House Judiciary Committee Demands Briefing on New Immigrant ID ‘Surge’ — BREITBART

• Obama’s Efforts To Grant Executive Amnesty ‘Makes No Sense’ — BREITBART

• Boehner ‘Unacceptable’ — BREITBART

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Mexico Said Facing Worst Human Rights Crisis Since 1968 Massacre

FOX NEWS LATINO | Mexico is experiencing its worst human rights crisis since the October 1968 massacre of student protesters in this capital’s Tlatelolco square, the Americas director of Human Rights Watch said in an interview published here Monday.

“The crisis that is sweeping Mexico since the (2000-2006) term of (President Felipe) Calderon is, I would say, the most serious … since the times of Tlatelolco,” HRW’s Jose Miguel Vivanco told El Universal newspaper.

He cited the case of 43 young people who have been missing since Sept. 26 after police attacked students from Ayotzinapa Rural Normal School, a teachers college in the southern state of Guerrero, leaving six dead and 25 wounded.

“There have been many people disappeared in the history of Mexico, but I don’t know of a single case of this magnitude in real time (in all of) Latin America in the last 30 years,” he said.

“Impunity is the only explanation” for why such events continue to happen, Vivanco said.

President Enrique Peña Nieto’s first reaction to the mass abduction was “to wash his hands” of the matter by saying that the federal government could not do the job of state authorities, as if Guerrero “were Guatemala,” the head of HRW’s Americas desk said.

• Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico Disappeared Ayotzinapa Students Are Part of Murky Political Game — LA JORNADA

• Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico Criminals Are Still in Control Here — PROCESO

• Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico Politics of Consensus Breeds Impunity and Violence — REFORMA

• Federal Government Takes Control of Cities in Southern Mexico — LATIN AMERICAN HERALD TRIBUNE

• 4 Arrested for killing of rural police chief in Mexico — FOX NEWS LATINO

• Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico International Bodies Continue to Demand Justice in Ayotzinapa Case — LA JORNADA

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This Is How Dems Expect to Win Mid-Term Elections

THE BLAZE | An Arizona county party official said he saw a man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into the ballot box and later told a local news outlet the entire incident was caught on surveillance video.

“A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement,” said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.

The Maricopa County GOP chairman provided the Arizona Daily Independent with the following account of what happened during the Aug. 26 primary election cycle:

    Guy: “What’s your problem?”

    LaFaro: “I don’t have a problem.”

    Guy: “Stop watching me. You’re annoying me.”

    LaFaro: “One of your ballots isn’t sealed.”

    Guy: “It’s none of your business. What’s your name?”

    LaFaro: “I’m the chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party. What’s yours?”

    Guy: “Go f*** yourself. I don’t have to tell you who I am.”

LaFaro said he later submitted a public information request and obtained this surveillance video from 12:30- 1:30 on Aug. 25 (audio unavailable).

• Chicagoland voting machine casts candidate’s vote for his Dem opponent — EAG

• Poll Watchers Will Be Observing From Farther Away in One Democratic Stronghold — DAILY SIGNAL

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Court Weighs Gun Rights of Felons

THE HILL |  The Supreme Court is taking up a case that pits property rights against firearm regulations, with the justices poised to decide what becomes of a person’s guns after they are convicted of a crime.

The case, Henderson v. United States, is among three new cases the high court has agreed to hear this term, according to orders handed down Monday.

It centers on Tony Henderson, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who was charged with selling marijuana in 2006, and later convicted of a felony.

Federal law prohibits felons from possessing firearms, and Henderson turned 15 personal weapons over to the FBI while his case was pending.

Two years later, he submitted a bill of sale to the FBI, indicating that he had sold the guns to another man and asked the FBI to transfer them accordingly. The government refused, reasoning that doing so would amount to granting “constructive possession” of the guns to Henderson.

While lower courts are split on the issue, the government argues that its position is validated by a decision in a federal court decision in a case known as United States v. Howell, which found convicted felons have “unclean hands” and therefore no right to control over previously owned firearms.

“Requiring a court to return firearms to a convicted felon would not only be in violation of a federal law, but would be contrary to the public policy behind the law,” that court argued.

But Henderson says the weapons had nothing to do with his crime.

By denying his sale of the guns, the government is trampling on his property rights, his lawyers argued in a petition seeking Supreme Court review of the case.

“It allows the government — based on a statutory prohibition on mere possession — to bypass formal forfeiture procedures and effectively strip gun owners of their entire ownership interest in significant, lawful household assets following a conviction for an unrelated offense,” petitioners say.

• New York bans gun ownership for 34,500 citizens without due process — HOT AIR

• Holder Failure to Pass Gun Control Is My Biggest Failure — BREITBART

• [Video] Concealed Carrying Democrat Lawmaker Exchanges Fire With Armed Robber — TOWNHALL

• Video Phoenix business owner foils bank robbery by waiting at get-away car with his gun — HOT AIR

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6 Survival & Emegrency Preparedness Videos 10.21.14


True Survival Shelter
For Surviving Cold Nights

Trap Triggers 2
Deadfalls and Cages

Foxtail Hammocks Review
DIY Stink Bug Trap
Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT)
SS-A100 Flashlight

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3 Firearm Related Videos 10.21.14

Into the Fray Episode 32
Three Things You MUST Know To Survive


Homemade experimental 12 gauge less than lethal round

SCAR 17 Suppressed Chapter 2

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American Veteran News 10.21.14

• Fewer veterans running for congressional office

• Flags ordered at half-staff for Iowa WWII veteran

• Go All Veteran With the ‘Pin-Ups’ 2105 Calendar

• Korean War veteran receives Purple Heart

• Marine gets medal he earned during Korean War

• Multiple VA loans for Homeowners with PCS Orders

• Tricare rules on compounded medicines should be reviewed

• VA caught hiding the truth from American Legion

• Veteran Remembers First Battle of Vietnam

• Veteran, homeowners’ group at odds over flagpole

• Vietnam Vet Receives Silver Star after 45 Years

• Younger vets bypass VFW, American Legion

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Obama Mandates Ebola Infected US Troops Remain Quarrantined in Liberia While Infected Africans Are Flown to US for Treatment

GENERAL: US TROOPS WHO CONTRACT EBOLA WILL BE QUARANTINED IN LIBERIA | BREITBART | If any American soldiers in Liberia contract the deadly Ebola virus, they will be quarantined, stabilized, and evacuated to a medical facility for treatment, said the Ebola mission commander, adding that the U.S. military hospitals that will admit potentially infected troops have not yet been identified.


 
OBAMA PLANS TO LET EBOLA-INFECTED FOREIGNERS INTO U.S. FOR TREATMENT | JUDICIAL WATCH | Washington, DC – Judicial Watch has learned that the Obama administration is actively formulating plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment. Specifically, the goal of the administration is to bring Ebola patients into the United States for treatment within the first days of diagnosis.

It is unclear who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-citizen Ebola patients. The plans include special waivers of laws and regulations that ban the admission of non-citizens with a communicable disease as dangerous as Ebola.

One source tells us that the Obama administration is keeping this plan secret from Congress. The source is concerned that the proposal is illegal; endangers the public health and welfare; and should require the approval of Congress.


 
101ST AIRBORNE WON’T GET FULL PROTECTIVE HAZMAT SUITS FOR EBOLA MISSION IN WEST AFRICA | GATEWAY PUNDIT | Unbelievable. Troops from the 101st Airborne Division will not receive full protective Hazmat suits for their mission in West Africa. They’re being sent to West Africa – but won’t get full protective Hazmat suits. The 101st Airborne is a U.S. Army modular light infantry division trained for air assault operations. The division was renowned for its role on D-Day. Major General David H. Petraeus (“Eagle 6″) led the Screaming Eagles to war in 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The administration says they won’t need them.


 
EXPERT WARNS OF MUTANT EBOLA EVOLVING TO SPREAD ‘HOTTER AND FASTER’ | BREITBART | The deadly Ebola virus could be mutating to become even more contagious, a leading U.S scientist has warned. The disease has killed nearly 4,000 people, infecting in excess of 8,000 – the majority in the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Communities lie in ruins, thousands of children have been orphaned, millions face starvation but the virus continues its unprecedented pace, invading and destroying vast swathes of these countries. Meanwhile three nurses, two in the U.S. and one in Spain have caught the infection while treating Ebola patients, despite wearing protective suits.

Now U.S. scientist Peter Jahrling of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease believes the current Ebola outbreak may be caused by an infection that spreads more easily than it did before.

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Obama Change, Mexican Style: Mexico Replaces Corrupt Local Police With Corrupt Federal Police

FOX NEWS LATINO | MEXICO CITY (AP) – Federal police have taken control of 13 municipalities in southern Mexico where local police are suspected of links to organized crime and possibly to the case of 43 missing students, a top official said.

The municipalities are all within a roughly 125-mile (200-kilometer) radius of Iguala, the town where the students from a rural teachers’ college disappeared more than three weeks ago after a confrontation with police. Twelve of the municipalities are in Guerrero state and one is in Mexico state. Among them are the tourist destinations of Taxco and Ixtapan de la Sal.

• Police in Three Other Mexico Towns Decommissioned in Iguala Case — LATIN AMERICAN HERALD TRIBUNE

• Guerreros Unidos Leader Captured As Search for Missing Students Continues — IN SIGHT CRIME

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Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) Blames Obama Open Borders for Spread of Deadly Diseases by ILLEGALS

BREITBART | In an interview that aired on Huntsville, AL CBS affiliate WHNT, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) emphasized the need for the United States to get a grasp on its immigration policy, particularly because of the potential for the spread of infectious diseases brought into the country due to uncontrolled illegal immigration.

According to Brooks, not only is the Ebola threat cause for concern due to immigration, but the mysterious enterovirus D68 that is causing paralysis for some children throughout the United States is as well.

“Let me emphasize something in context to your question,” Brooks said. “Immigration is part of Ebola, is a part of this new virus – I say ‘new’ in quotations marks because it’s relatively new to the degree we’ve seen it in the United States of America that taking the lives of American children, that is causing partial or complete paralysis of American children. All of this is related to immigration because some of these diseases are coming from abroad. By way of example, there was a study in 2013 – I think it was called the enterovirus that is causing the paralysis and death of young children in America – that thousands of residents of Central American countries were found with this illness over a year ago in 2013. And because the southern border is not being protected, one has to wonder whether this sudden surge of illegal alien children along with the normal numbers of illegal aliens coming into America might have contributed to the spread of this disease, which heretofore was not very widespread in the United States of America. So all of it’s tied together.”

• Immigrant-Supplied EV-D68 Illnesses Spread. CDC Dodges. WHERE IS GOP? — VDARE

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Obama Prepares to Amnesty 34 Million ILLEGALS

Long time readers of OOV know that I have been saying for over a decade that there may be more than 33 million ILLEGAL aliens currently inside the U.S.

I predicated that estimate on the 1986 amnesty promise from Ted Kennedy and AZ Senator Juan McCain that ONLY 1 million ILLEGALS would be eligible and apply for citizenship back then. As we all know, more than three times that number applied for citizenship!

Since the oft used estimate of ILLEGALS currently in the U.S. is 11 to 12 million, can we reasonably expect that there may be three times that number? I think so, and apparently so does Obama, Inc. given the fact that they are contracting for the printing of 34 MILLION work authorization permits for Obama’s amnesty.

Let’s go with the 34 million figure for a moment.

It is a FACT that on average an immigrant who becomes a citizen sponsors 5 relatives within 10 years of becoming a U.S. citizen. This is called “chain migration”. It means that with 34 million new “potential” citizens we can expect them to sponsor 170 MILLION relatives for citizenship within 10 years.

We currently have 319,111,620 people living in the U.S.

Let’s extrapolate what would happen if chain migration took it’s natural course after an Obama amnesty:

• Our 34 million ILLEGALS sponsor 5 relatives each (170 million) bring our population to 529 million within 10 years following an amnesty.

• Those 204 million (170M + 34M) “naturalized” citizens then sponsor 5 more relatives or 1.2 BILLION people bring our population to 1.7 BILLION within 20 years following an amnesty.

Does ANYONE think this country can support such numbers of people or even a fraction of those numbers? I do not!

 

BREITBART | Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.

Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.”

The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In the “surge,” scenario in 2016, the agency would need an additional five million cards – more than double the baseline annual amount for a total of 9 million.

“The guaranteed minimum for each ordering period is 4,000,000 cards. The estimated maximum for the entire contract is 34,000,000 cards,” the document says.

The agency is buying the materials need to construct both Permanent Residency Cards (PRC), commonly known as green cards, as well as Employment Authorization Documentation (EAD) cards which have been used to implement President Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) program. The RFP does not specify how many of each type of card would be issued.

Jessica Vaughn, an immigration expert at the Center for Immigration Studies and former State Department official, said the document suggests a new program of remarkable breadth.

• Strict rules govern service contractors for illegal immigrant children — WASHINGTON TIMES

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Golden Triangle in Flames…Again

BORDERLAND BEAT | GUACHOCHI, CHIH. (apro).– Up until two months ago, in this and other municipalities bordering the drug trafficking Golden Triangle — which encompasses parts of Chihuahua, Sinaloa and Durango– there was a relative calm: the young sicarios who defend the plaza for the Sinaloa Cartel seemed at ease.

Driving pickups and equipped with weapons intended for military purposes, with radio communications, they would carry out their jobs of guarding the area to prevent entry of Juarez Cartel members, just in case this rival group tried to retake lost territory. With the advent of the marijuana harvest season, this “peace” was lost.

However, this time, it was not the Juarez Cartel that ended the peace, but rather “Los Salgueiro” and “Los Chavez Matamoros”, two Sinaloa Cartel cells that battled for control of the two drug smuggling corridors for drug grown in this area destined for the United States.

The arrest of Joaquin Guzman Loera, “El Chapo”, who led the Sinaloa Cartel with Ismael Zambada, “El Mayo”, did not cause strife in the area; the local cells, even in the middle of a fight, still call themselves “Los Chapitos”.

• El Paso Narco-Terror Figure Exposed by JW Pleads Guilty — JUDICIAL WATCH

• Mexico police arrest high-level Knights Templar cartel member — FOX NEWS LATINO

• Mexico Probes Suspected Kidnap-Murder of Crime Watchdog Activist — LATIN AMERICAN HERALD TRIBUNE

• Rurales Commander who said We were Better Off with Autodefensas, Ambushed and Killed — BORDERLAND BEAT

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