Watchdog: Fed’s Denial of Islamic State Mexico Threat ‘So Dishonest’

WASHINGTON TIMES | The federal government believes a terrorist attack at the U.S.-Mexico border is imminent and has put out a bulletin on the matter, a government watchdog group reported Friday.

Judicial Watch released a statement that said Islamic terrorist groups who have infiltrated the city of Ciudad Juarez aim to use car bombs to attack American interests.

“High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued,” the statement read. “Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.”

High-level sources in the intelligence community told the nonprofit organization that one of the terrorist groups operating out of Ciudad Juarez is the Islamic State, which beheaded American photojournalist James Foley earlier this month. The radical Sunnis, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, also control large swathes of Iraq and Syria.

• DHS ‘Unaware of Any Specific, Credible Threat’ to United States — BREITBART

• Saudi Arabia ISIS Will Reach America In Two Months — DAILY CALLER

• Fmr CIA Officer ISIS ‘Would Have to be Silly’ to Not Exploit Border — BREITBART

• Threat on Southern Border — NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE

• Can DHS intercept ‘foreign fighters’ returning from Syria — FOX NEWS

• Gohmert Gov’t Is Too Busy Watching Americans to Watch ISIS — BREITBART

• Feinstein Obama ‘too cautious’ on ISIS — THE HILL

• Obama Asks: Given Tranquil State of World Affairs, Is ISIL “Strategy” REALLY Necessary? — JOHN LILLPOP

• While Obama Works to Provide Invaders with Free Attorneys, ISIL Plans Attack from Mexico! — JOHN LILLPOP

• Obama’s Rationale for NOT Having ISIL “Strategy” — JOHN LILLPOP

• Obama Rolls Out the “No Strategy” Option for ISIS! — JOHN LILLPOP

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Obama May Delay Immigration Action Until After Midterms, Report Says

FOX NEWS | President Obama is reportedly mulling the possibility of delaying making changes to U.S. immigration policy until after the upcoming midterm elections, after Democrats in tough Senate races have argued that it could damage their chances in November.

The president had been expected to use his executive authority to ease deportations and give temporary work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.

After Republicans in the House of Representatives voted down a version of immigration reform, Obama announced that he intended to act on his own before the end of summer in order to make what he said were urgent changes to the immigration system. Republicans claim that such moves would exceed his legal authority if he were to act without congressional approval.

However, The Wall Street Journal reports that White House officials are now debating whether to put off some or all of Obama’s policy changes until after the November election, after several Democrats running in tight elections in conservative states have urged the president to do so, claiming that such a move would damage their election prospects.

• White House strife stalls Obama immigration plans — POLITICO

• White House Could Delay Immigration Decision Until After The Midterm Elections — TOWNHALL

• Brooks I Support ‘Substance’ of Executive Amnesty — BREITBART

• Press Sec ‘President Is as Determined As Ever’ to Take Action on Immigration, No Timing Updates — BREITBART

• Seven influential voices shaping the immigration debate — THE HILL

• Obama’s Divisive Course on Immigration — DAILY SIGNAL

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Feds to Advertise Settlement Allowing Deported Illegals to Return

BREITBART | As part of a legal settlement that will allow some illegal immigrants who deported themselves from Southern California to return to the United States, the federal government has agreed to advertise the settlement on various Mexican and Spanish-language media outlets.

The ACLU filed a class-action lawsuit last year on behalf of eleven illegal immigrants who deported themselves. The settlement reached on Wednesday will only cover “longtime California residents with relatives who are U.S. citizens and… young migrants whose parents brought them into the country illegally” who deported themselves between 2009 and 2013. An ACLU official has indicated that there were nearly 250,000 people who were “deported voluntarily from Southern California between 2009 and 2013″ and estimated to the Los Angeles Times that the “number of repatriations could reach into the hundreds or thousands.”

• Agency Wants To Extend Protections To Illegal Immigrants — DAILY CALLER

• WH: Border Crisis Over For Now — BREITBART

• Is Executive Amnesty A Briar Patch — DAILY CALLER

• Cruz tamps immigration shutdown chatter — POLITICO

• Video Sharyl Attkisson wants to know where the illegal immigrant children have gone — HOT AIR

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America’s Illegal Alien Crisis: Disgraceful Legacy From Presidency of G. W. Bush!

Barack Obama richly deserves to be ostracized, impeached, and removed from office for a plethora of high crimes and misdemeanors committed since and including his inauguration on January 20, 2009, and re-inauguration on January 20, 2013.

His impeachable offenses run the gamut from the abuse of power, and treason, to willful failure to “faithfully execute” the laws of the United States, including his despicable refusal to enforce America’s borders and immigration laws— for the corrupt cause of partisan political gain!

As criminal as Obama has been, he is, regrettably, not alone.

Particularly as concerns the degradation of America into a third-world sanctuary for tens of millions of non-English speaking, impoverished, unskilled illegal aliens as a result of non-enforcement of immigration laws, Obama’s predecessor, Republican G.W. Bush, set the tone for inattention, inaction, and incomprehensible stupidity.

It was, after all, Bush who was in office at the time of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Given the threat and danger to Homeland Security, then President Bush should have immediately sealed off the borders with armed military force in order to prevent illegal entry.

Bush did no such thing. In fact, he continued to pretend that securing the border was unnecessary, while insisting that the invaders were “good hearted, hard-working” folks who were inexplicably entitled to exist above and beyond the constraints of civilized law.

As a result of Bush’s gross dereliction of duty and simplistic judgment, the illegal alien population continued to grow unabated, even while America was at war!

Clearly, GW Bush set an example of indifference, if not outright defiance, to the rule of law for future presidents.

Although it is lamentable that Bush was followed in office by a man whom had, and has, no respect for American culture, the US Constitution, and the rule of law, nonetheless the unadulterated truth is:

To an exasperating degree, G.W. Bush enabled Obama’s reign of criminality through felonious precedence and disregard for the rights and welfare of America citizens.

One can only pray that Barack Obama AND G.W. Bush will both suffer the indignities and physical consequences of eternal damnation!

John W. Lillpop
San Jose, California

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Border Patrol Agent Opens Fire on Armed Militia Member in Texas

FOX NEWS LATINO | McALLEN, Texas (AP) – A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member.

Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville Friday afternoon when an agent saw a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande. The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man. The man then dropped his gun and identified himself as a member of a militia. Zamora said no other details were immediately available.

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, whose agency is involved in the investigation, said the incident occurred on private property and it appeared the man had permission to be there. He was not arrested, Lucio said.

• Mexico authorities stage midnight raid on ‘Beast’ train — FOX NEWS

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Lies Immigration Reformers Told Me

THE ATLANTIC | “Mom hid a present for you in the basement.”

“Last time you said that, you locked me downstairs for three hours.”

“This time I won’t.”

Before Matt Groening gained wealth and fame from The Simpsons, he drew a bleakly funny series of comic books. That snippet of dialogue comes from one of them. It also explains a lot of the negative reaction to President Obama’s immigration proposals: There’s a long record of broken promises in this policy domain.

The record stretches back to the immigration reform of 1986. That year, Congress enacted an amnesty for illegal immigrants joined to promises of more effective enforcement in future. Instead of halting law-breaking, however, the 1986 reform enabled more of it. Immigration officials detected fraud in one-third of the applicants for the specialized amnesty for agricultural workers. Some applicants had never worked in the fields a day in their lives. Some had been convicted of crimes. Some weren’t the people they said they were. Some were disqualified for other reasons. Yet 90 percent of the 1.3 million applications were approved regardless.

Thirty years later, the question of good faith has again become urgent to the immigration debate.

• Washington Lawmakers Find Voters Are Angry about Immigration Anarchy — VDARE

• Sarah Saldaña, A Hispanic Woman With No Law Enforcement Expierience, Is Touted As Head Of ICE – But Which Side Is She On? — VDARE

• Immigration “Judge” Dana Leigh Marks Back In The News — VDARE

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Mexico’s Drug Cartels Said to Mull Alliance

LATIN AMERICAN HERALD TRIBUNE | MEXICO CITY – Several of Mexico’s major drug cartels are pursuing an alliance, capital daily Reforma said on Friday, citing unnamed intelligence sources.

The Juarez organization and Los Zetas are among the groups trying to create a “cartel of cartels,” the newspaper said in a front-page story.

The impetus to band together comes after each of the criminal outfits has experience significant setbacks, the sources told Reforma.

Senior figures from the Jalisco Nueva Generacion Cartel, the Juarez-based mob run by the Carrillo Fuentes family, Los Zetas and the Beltran Leyva cartel met in June in Piedras Negras, a city in the northern border state of Coahuila, according to the sources.

Those groups are active in the states of Sonora, Sinaloa, Durango, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, Mexico, Hidalgo, Veracruz and Jalisco.

Reforma did not mention any involvement by the Sinaloa cartel, reputed to be Mexico’s most-powerful drug trafficking organization, whose top boss, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was apprehended in February after 13 years on the run.

Conflict among rival cartels and between the criminals and security forces has claimed well over 100,000 lives in Mexico since December 2006, when then-President Felipe Calderon decided to militarize the struggle against the drug trade

• Interrogation of a Viagra, provides information of Americano-Viagras-Mencho alliance — BORDERLAND BEAT

• Coahuila: A Drug Summit of Z’s, BLO, CJNG Juarez Cartels seeking an Alliance — BORDERLAND BEAT

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WaPo: Every ‘Mass Shooter’ Since Jan. 2009 Could Pass NICS Background Check

BREITBART | On August 28 The Washington Post (WaPo) reported that “every one of the country’s mass shooters since January 2009 could have slipped through NICS” (National Instant Criminal Background Check System).

Such statements are part of a larger push for gun control that has temporarily moved from expanding background checks to discrediting, then revamping, our current NICS background check system.

WaPo got this information from “a July 2014 study by [Michael Bloomberg's] Everytown for Gun Safety.”

The biggest problem with claiming that “every… mass shooter since January 2009″ could have passed a NICS background check is that the claim is false, and demonstrably so.

For example, Jared Padgett – the Reynolds High School gunman (June 10, 2014) – could not have passed a NICS background check because of his age alone. Padgett was only fifteen years old.

So he stole his guns.

Sandy Hook Elementary gunman Adam Lanza (December 14, 2012) did not pass a combined state/federal NICS background check. So he stole his guns too.

It is important to note that Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), the author of the Senate’s failed expanded background check legislation, even admitted that his expanded background check bill would not have stopped the Sandy Hook gunman.

• California Dem moves to outlaw some civilian body armor — HOT AIR

• Kroger to ‘Moms Demand Action’: We Trust Our Customers to Be Responsible — BREITBART

• Colorado Gun Lobby Threatens To Sue Library Over Weapons Ban — DAILY CALLER

• Gun Tourism Grows in Popularity in Recent Years — TOWNHALL

• How New York’s New Gun Control Law Is Working Out (Hint Not Great) — DAILY SIGNAL

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3 Survival & Emergency Preparedness Videos 08.31.14

Field Sharpening Made Easy – Work Sharp
Guided Field Sharpener Tutorial and Review – Multitool


Wallet Ninja

Burns with Blisters [Quick Tip]

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4 Firearm Related Videos 08.31.14


How To Install The Magpul MOE
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American Veteran News 08.31.14

• 10th Mountain Division veteran stars in national Tide commercial
• 96 years later, Pa. man’s grandfather close to Medal of Honor
• American Legion caretaker loses life during break-in
• American soldier-poet Brian Turner reveals the enduring turmoil that inspired his memoir
• California lawmakers vote to protect in-state tuition for veterans
• Cherokee Nation Opens New Veterans Service Center
• Combat vet turned Clemson star will soon get his own movie
• Mess Hall Dedicated to Fallen Marines
• Michigan Honors A collection of stories from Flint-area WWII veterans
• Military vets face battle to find jobs
• Norwich WWII veteran, shipwreck survivor’s death means end of an era
• Pricey VA wind turbines remain idle
• Six Flags Denied Access to Veteran and Two People With Disabilities
• Street Harassment Triggers a Combat Veteran’s PTSD in New Short Film ‘Violation’
• Veteran Cited by Alameda Police to Organize Homelessness March
• Veterans push aside uncertainty, find civilian jobs
• Veterans welcome American flag back from Nation of Patriots tour
• What the Vietnam Wall means to a Vietnam Veteran
• WWII vet creating book for Library of Congress

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Today’s Sermon: “I Am What I Have”

Speaker: Mark Vroegop
Scripture: Psalm 115:1-11 and 1 Timothy 6:6-10

Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!

Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. 

Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see. They have ears, but do not hear; noses, but they do not smell. They have hands, but do not feel; feet, but do not walk; and they do not make a sound in their throat.

Those who make them become like them; so do all who trust in them.

O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield. O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield. You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD!

He is their help and their shield. Psalm 115:1-11 (ESV)

 

But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. 1 Timothy 6:6-10 (ESV)

Before there was Xbox, Playstation, Wii, or Nintendo, there was the Atari 2600, which featured historic and timeless video games like Space Invaders, Asteroids, Frogger, and Donkey Kong. Now I know that I just seriously dated myself, but I remember going to school and all the talk in the hallway was about how cool the new Atari was.

But I also remember when Pac-Man hit the market as an Atari game. Previously Pac-Man was only available as a large game console that could be played at an arcade (think Chuckie Cheese). When I heard that Pac-Man was going to be available, I wanted it – bad! But my parents wisely refused to catch “Pac-Man Fever,” and they told me that if I wanted the new game, I’d have to earn it myself. The game was about $36.00, but that is in the 1980’s so the equivalent value, given inflation, is about $110 today. So, this was a major endeavor.

To raise this money, I collected old newspapers from our neighborhood. At the time, the recycling plant would give a penny for every pound of newspaper. Do the story problem: How many pounds of newspapers does a Pac-Man loving boy have to collect if the price of Pac-Man is $36.00 and the paper exchange is one cent per pound? Answer: 3,600 lbs. of newspapers! That is over almost 2 tons of paper and 1,000 pounds more than a Toyota Corolla!

For weeks I went door-to-door with my red wagon collecting old, stinky newspapers, and when it was difficult to even get a car into the garage, we stuffed the papers into our wood-paneled station wagon and a borrowed trailer and brought them to the recycling plant. And they cut me a check for $36 and some change. Just enough to satisfy my Pac-Man fever.

I remember that experience for a lot of reasons, but I also remember, very vividly, two thoughts or feelings in my ten-year old heart. First, I remember the awkwardness of answering this question after I asked our neighbors for their newspapers: “Oh, what charity are you collecting papers for?” And I also remember that it was only about six months later that a new game hit the market, Pac-Man lost its appeal, and I felt a bit frustrated that it was time for another paper drive. It was my first, very vivid experience with the shallowness of possessions.

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Have Republicans Already Caved on Obama’s Executive Amnesty?

TOWNHALL | Obama, The Week’s Marc Ambinder reports, is considering announcing a temporary executive amnesty for up to 8 million illegal immigrants sometime around mid-September. The timing, Ambinder reports, is in part designed to provoke Republicans into initiating another government shutdown, which could help Democrats at the polls this November. Ambinder writes:

The Democratic scenario has Republicans underestimating the price of such a move. Indeed, Democratic focus groups consistently show that the most unpopular thing the GOP can do, the one thing that will make people who are too disgusted to vote, vote, or who are capable of changing their vote to change their vote to the other side, is to shut down the government again. It is that unpopular.

So: Go big on immigration. Wait for the GOP counter-reaction. Quietly pray for the government to get shut down. Use it like a cattle prod to wake voters up just before the midterms.

That’s the last, best hope for Democrats.

But Republicans seem to be on to Obama’s game. And they are making it perfectly clear that there will be no government shutdown before the elections. Roll Call reports:

• Rubio If I had to vote again on my Gang of Eight immigration bill, I’d vote no — HOT AIR

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Illegal Immigration Is NOT a Victimless Crime

CHQ | Advocates of open borders insist on portraying the illegal aliens flooding into America as downtrodden economic refugees who just want to come here to work, but yesterday we told you that some 29 percent of those incarcerated in US prisons (about a half-million inmates) are illegal aliens, so clearly illegal border crossing is not a victimless crime as President Obama has tried to present it.

Indeed a quick search of the crime blotter in any newspaper or news site will turn up dozens of major crimes, such murder, rape and vehicular homicide perpetrated by illegal aliens. (For more on the subject of murders committed by illegal aliens see this article by our friend Matt Boyle of Breitbart)

Here are a few examples from just this summer:

Angel Alberno Mejia, 24, an illegal alien living in Winchester, KY, was arrested in the hit and run death of Wanda Fay Beach, 68. Mrs. Beach of Somerset, KY, was killed on June 21, 2014.

Jesus P. Pelico, 20, an illegal alien from Aguacaatan, Guatemala, has been charged in the June 20, 2014 death of Leone Turpin, 28, of Canton, Ohio.

Sgt. Brandon Mendoza of the Mesa (Arizona) Police Department in Arizona was killed in a fatal car crash earlier in 2014—the driver of the other car was an illegal alien.

• Girls Rescued from Alleged Sex Slavery Ring 100 Miles from Border — BREITBART

• Alien wanted for multiple homicides caught crossing — BREITBART

• MS18 Gang Member Illegally Entered Texas, Sentenced to Prison And Deported — BREITBART

• 37 Illegal Aliens Boat into U.S. Off San Diego Coast — BREITBART

• Obama Nominates ‘Tough As Nails’ Prosecutor To Become First Latina To Head ICE — FOX NEWS LATINO

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Ruling on Domestic Violence Opens Back Door to Asylum Claims

FOX NEWS LATINO | For the first time, domestic violence victims who cross into the U.S. illegally may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States — potentially opening a legal path to citizenship for thousands of undocumented women.

The ruling, by the Justice Department’s Board of Immigration Appeals, comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into the U.S. illegally in 2005 fleeing her husband. The unidentified immigrant argued she called local police in Guatemala to report the abuse but was repeatedly told that the authorities would not interfere in her marriage. She argued that the abuse and the lack of police response should make her eligible for asylum.

In the first-of-its kind ruling, the appeals board agreed, at least in part. In the nine-page decision, it concluded that the unidentified immigrant met at least one criterion for asylum: as a married Guatemalan woman who couldn’t leave her relationship, she was part of a particular social group.

• Immigration Courts’ Backlog Creates Virtual Amnesty — BREITBART

• HuffPo “U.S. to Consider Spousal Abuse In Immigration Claims” — VDARE

• The Domestic Abuse Excuse Obama Regime Declaration Makes All Women Potential Asylum Recipients — VDARE

• Feds to Advertise Settlement Allowing Deported Illegals to Return — BREITBART

• Pew Survey 34% Of Mexicans Would Move to U.S. If They Had the Opportunity — VDARE

• Mexico Cracks Down on Illegal Immigration –BREITBART

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