September 2015 Newsletter

(The September 2015 Newsletter content includes topics on NEA, Refugee Resettlement)

The Federal DOE and NEA-Style Morality

The National Education Association, founded in 1857, is the nation’s oldest and largest labor union for teachers. Its online self-description states: “The NEA lobbies elected and government officials on everything from government funding of education to school safety to teacher pay. The union is a staunch opponent of school vouchers, which would allow parents to use government funding to send their children to private school.”

In 1972 the massive NEA union formed a political action committee, and three years later joined other unions to create the Labor Coalition Clearinghouse for election campaigning. Ten percent (400) of NEA’s 4,000 members in each congressional district went to the Democratic National Convention in 1976 to nominate that party’s presidential candidate Jimmy Carter.

He was elected, and upon his signature October 17, 1979, S.210 became law, authorizing the creation of a federal Department of Education.

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June 26, 2015 Radio Commentary

Draining Taxpayers

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, June 26, 2015 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Recently, I asked the Office of Budget and Research, “How much money in the FY2015-16 budget is allotted to refugee resettlement in Georgia?” The answer, “$9,300,000, but it’s all federal money.” The state does not appropriate matching funds to get that amount, but after refugees arrive, state and local taxes provide welfare benefits, services and education.

Refugee resettlement is an international program powerfully influenced by the United Nations. Global entities determine which nationalities come, how many are selected, and where they settle. By 2012 Georgia’s refugee population had grown so much that Governor Deal asked for a 50-percent reduction in the number coming to Georgia every year. But, the governor’s wisdom was questioned by Mr. J.D. McCrary, executive director for the Atlanta office of International Rescue Committee, Inc. Note this interesting fact. Though Mr. McCrary is employed by an international business, his decision trumped the request of Georgia’s governor.

This is what he said, “Fifty-percent. That’s an enormous request and in fact it’s an unreasonable request. We’re really not sure what the Governor’s or the state’s reservations are over the arrival of new refugees.” So, he arbitrarily cut the governor’s request down to 20- to 25-percent and decided to send Georgia 2,500 refugees every year, instead of 4,000. Continue reading

August 2014 Newsletter

“Pot” in the Kitchen, “The New Gold Rush!”

“It’s the latest cannabis craze – a concentrated form of marijuana known as ‘wax.’
It looks like ear wax, but potheads say it smokes like a mule kicks.”
– “Latest Cannabis Craze: Marijuana known as ‘Wax’,” by Phil Shuman May 21, 2013
“There is no weed out there that possesses the punching power that the wax does. And it’s like smoking 20 joints of the best grade of weed that you have into one hit of the wax.”
– DEA Agent Interview on Nightline.

Ear wax bust, Roswell, GA. On August 8, 2014 Roswell police found 80 grams of powerful “ear wax” marijuana in a suspected drug dealer’s home. Ear wax, also called butter or Butane Hash Oil (BHO), may be up to 90-proof, instead of 14-percent THC leaf marijuana contains. The product is derived from “blasting” a chemical solvent, such as butane, CO2, through the plant, then “purging” the solvent away. The resulting substance can be used in e-cigarettes or smoked or eaten and may be readily made by “home chefs” in make-shift equipment.

Rock Hill, S.C. ear wax made half-mile from middle school. In a Rock Hill, S.C. home police officers discovered marijuana hash oil being made on a double hot plate. “It’s just pure marijuana resin, pure THC,” said the York County, S.C. Drug Enforcement Unit Commander.

Ear wax is sold in Colorado dispensaries to anyone over 21. Denver’s February three-day “X-Cup” contest accomplished its goal in broad daylight. The winning contestant was the one who made the highest THC ear wax, using aerosol butane to force THC from buds and leaves of female marijuana plants. “It’s a mom-and-pop business,” Nightline was told.
California Solano County Alcohol & Drug Advisory board member said, “In the 1970s, [users] were primarily smoking the leaves…. Now [they] are smoking the more potent buds of the plant,” and children as young as 12 are experimenting, risking long-term damage.

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July 2014 Newsletter

“Nanny State” Has New Meaning with Invasion from the South

“A refugee is a person who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of nationality because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinions, or membership in a particular group.”
– USLegal,Inc.

The thousands of unaccompanied illegal aliens, supposedly minors, streaming across the Mexican border came from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvadore. Those surrendering directly to the border patrol are classified as “refugees,” though they don’t qualify, and are taken into custody by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement in cooperation with the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.

Those who do not surrender to U.S. agents proceed into the population and are not counted in the 57,000 “unaccompanied minors” and 40,000 illegal alien women with children that have entered illegally since October 1, 2013. The illegal alien minors referred to DHHS are redistributed across the U.S. and given state-licensed care, classroom education, medical health services, case management, socialization and recreation, as well as placement services.

At this writing, they’re housed in nine facilities, ten locations have refused to take them and ten other destinations are being proposed. Aliens that have not been transported elsewhere are processed into temporary facilities, while the U.S. is scoured for additional places to send them.

In recent months, the administration has released an untold number into the U.S., telling them to voluntarily report to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices, although many don’t return for their hearing. A former head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, now second-in-command at ICE, said he didn’t know how many have been released or how many returned as ordered. About half of the minors processed are NOT sent back home.  (Download the newsletter for the remainder of the article.)

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