The first link is to the Fox video clip.
The second link to the Washington Times tells a little about her very interesting story!
The first link is to the Fox video clip.
The second link to the Washington Times tells a little about her very interesting story!
The attacks on Portland Police have led to an increase in violent crime. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
A staggering number of murders and shootings took place in Portland, Oregon, after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis touched off violent riots across America. Many of the most violent riots occurred in Portland, and with police resources stretched thin, lawlessness increased exponentially across the city. The correlation could not be more clear—after Floyd’s death, the “defund the police” movement sprung up under misplaced motivations of social justice, and many people died unnecessarily. Floyd’s death, over Memorial Day weekend in 2020, created a clear demarcation after which murders and shootings skyrocketed in Portland.
Crime policy expert Sean Kennedy, a fellow at Maryland Public Policy Institute, crunched the numbers, based on Portland Police Bureau stats and media reports:
The lawlessness that Portland experienced this summer directly contributed to the subsequent and dramatic increase in violence—especially homicides. Portland’s political leaders, including Mayor Wheeler and Multnomah County DA Mike Schmidt’s contempt for law and order, disempowered and demoralized the police. The result is chaos and death. Over 50 Portlanders did not have to die but for the rhetoric and actions of local officials caving to the mob and attacking the police.
Law enforcement sources in Portland have repeatedly reported that they cannot respond to all violent crimes when the dual forces of defunding the police force and responding to nightly riots handcuff them. This crisis in police response times was highlighted in September when a home intruder locked a single father out of his home and held his 12-year old son hostage. The father called 911 and did not receive a response for over an hour and a half:
Henry Kirim had ducked out of his Southeast Portland apartment to search his car for a missing bank card when a strange man rushed into his ground-floor unit, closed the door and locked it.
Kirim’s 12-year-old son remained inside.
Kirim fumbled for his house key, thankful he had it on the same ring as his car key, and raced to open his apartment door.
“I was so scared,” he said.
The next 10 minutes unfolded in a blur on Aug. 22. The stranger grabbed a kitchen knife. Kirim’s petrified son managed to dart out of the apartment. Kirim followed and started yelling for neighbors to help. When the man eventually fled, several residents gave chase and cornered him nearby.
It took police more than 90 minutes to arrive. Just before an officer finally appeared, the suspect ran off. More than a half-dozen calls had come into 911 over the course of the bizarre ordeal. But that apparently didn’t speed the response.
Maybe that has spurred Mayor Wheeler into action. He asked for a partial restoration of police funding last week, to the tune of $2 million:
The mayor of Portland, Oregon, announced Thursday he would seek $2 million in one-time funding for police, other agencies and outreach programs to try to stem rampant gun violence in the city.
The move by Mayor Ted Wheeler represents an about-face after city leaders in June voted to cut nearly $16 million from the police budget, reductions that included the elimination of a gun violence reduction unit. The cuts came amid racial justice protests following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
It remains uncertain if the activists on the city council, such as Jo Ann Hardesty, will go along with the plan to try to rein in the violence in Portland.
Jeff Reynolds is the author of the book, “Behind the Curtain: Inside the Network of Progressive Billionaires and Their Campaign to Undermine Democracy,” available at www.WhoOwnsTheDems.com. Jeff hosts a podcast at anchor.fm/BehindTheCurtain. You can follow him on Twitter @ChargerJeff, on Parler at @RealJeffReynolds, and on Gab at @RealJeffReynolds.
March 17, 2021
The Biden administration is scrambling to shelter thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border from Central America. The media are declaring the crush at the border a “crisis.”
Truth is, this crisis could be heading to your school district. If your kids are in public school or you pay school taxes, you need to know the facts.
The media show photos of young migrant children. Don’t fall for that. Three-quarters of these unaccompanied minors are young men ages 15 to 17. Think tattoos, not teddy bears.
These teens are carrying the name and phone number of a relative in the United States who will sponsor them. A few weeks after surrendering to border officials, they’ll board buses to Los Angeles, Houston, or New York City—the three most frequent destinations—or elsewhere in the United States where their sponsor lives.
It’s the beginning of a hard road. The law requires them to go to school. But they’ve endured trauma on their trek and missed months or years of schooling. Few speak English, and many don’t know Spanish, only Mayan.
Their education will cost thousands of dollars a year more than for the average student because they’ll need linguistic experts, tutors, psychological counseling, vaccinations, and other support.
They also consume most of a classroom teacher’s attention, leaving the rest of the class to make do with less.
Even so, only 66 percent of students without English skills ever graduate.
They will struggle, but so will our own kids. This migration wave is hitting schools just as they’re reopening after the pandemic. Students have missed an entire year of school activities.
For school districts with tight budgets, the added costs of educating these young newcomers will mean an end to art classes, band and orchestra, and other enrichment activities.
School districts in four states will likely be most affected—Florida, California, Texas, and New York. But Connecticut also has Central American communities and will likely be receiving minors.
In 2014, New York City schools rolled out the red carpet for 1,662 migrants from Central America, committing a whopping $50 million for special programs. At the time, parents asked the question they should be asking again now: Why is the federal government allowing this influx of needy students when New York City already has challenges? Over half of city students read below grade level.
President Joe Biden seems oblivious. Last week, he announced a program to enable Central American children to apply for admission to the United States from their home country. That would spare them the dangerous trek. But it doesn’t alleviate the strain on our schools.
The Democratic Party pays lip service to reducing economic inequality. But their open border policy is doing the opposite—fostering a permanent underclass working for low wages.
In the Chicago suburbs, these young teens labor nights in meatpacking plants and auto parts plants, come home at 6 a.m. when their shift ends, and then go to school two hours later on almost no sleep, according to a ProPublica expose. No wonder they fall asleep in class and age out of high school before getting a diploma. The Dickensian era of child labor is being resurrected in our country today, thanks to open borders.
Teens who fail to get a diploma are almost doomed to poverty. Nearly half the Central American adult migrants in the United States don’t have a high school diploma. Their education levels are lower than other immigrants or the U.S.-born population. And no surprise, they are also poorer.
Worst of all, allowing this wave of migration to continue now will cripple our public schools and further set back our kids, just when they’re struggling to get back on the learning track.
Message to Biden: close the border, protect our schools, and put our own kids first.
Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., is a political commentator, constitutional expert, syndicated columnist, and author of several books, including “The Obama Health Law: What It Says and How to Overturn,” and “The Next Pandemic.” She is also a former lieutenant governor of New York.
108 Illegal Immigrants Released by Border Patrol in Texas Tested Positive for COVID-19: Officials
BY JACK PHILLIPS March 3, 2021 Updated: March 3, 2021
More than 100 illegal immigrants released into Texas since late January by U.S. Border Patrol agents have tested positive for the CCP virus, which causes COVID-19, officials said.
Felipe Romero, a spokesperson for Brownsville, Texas, told Fox News that 108 migrants tested positive for the CCP virus since Jan. 25—when rapid testing began. That represents about 6.3 percent of the total undocumented migrants who were rapid-tested at Brownsville’s bus station, the official said.
Officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the agency that oversees the Border Patrol, didn’t immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment.
Romero told Fox that the city doesn’t have the authority to halt migrants who test positive for the virus from traveling anywhere else in the United States, although officials have advised them to quarantine and follow federal health guidelines.
“The City of Brownsville continues to follow all guidelines provided by the CDC and [Department of State Health Services] for COVID-19. The migrants who test positive at the B-Metro facility are advised of quarantine procedures and are asked to socially distance,” Romero also told Noticias Telemundo Investiga.
“There are several NGOs providing resources to a positive case,” he said to the outlet. “For example, organizations help with quarantine either in a shelter or at a hotel. Since the City started testing the migrants on January 25, there has been 6.3 percent of positive cases. The Cameron County positivity rate is 13.8 percent.”
Several illegal immigrants told Noticias Telemundo Investiga that they tested positive for the CCP virus after taking a rapid test in Brownsville, which is located near the U.S.-Mexico border.
“We were tested for COVID and they separated about eight of us because we were positive,” Miriam Izaguirre, of Honduras, told Noticias Telemundo Investiga on March 2. “We are waiting right now.” She was waiting to catch a bus to Houston.
Some illegal immigrants who told the network they had tested positive said they are planning to go to New Jersey, Maryland, and North Carolina.
Eva Orellana, 29, told the outlet that she’s planning to go to North Carolina.
“On the way, we were wearing a mask all the time, gel, washing our hands,” she said. “Really, I don’t feel anything.”
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), whose congressional district lies partially on the border, told Fox News this week that the surge of migrants along the border may turn into a full-fledged crisis.
“It is not a crisis yet, but it will become a crisis,” Cuellar warned. “The numbers have been increasing, and as your report just said a few minutes ago, the numbers are just increasing every day. The number of unaccompanied kids, the number of families who are coming in are just increasing every day.
“In my district, just a couple of days ago: 166 people. And it goes on, and just different numbers are going up. So, it’s not a crisis yet, but it’s going to get there very soon.”
The Democrat noted that his concern isn’t just about the increase in migrants—but also the virus.
“You add COVID-19 on top of that. You add a lot of the border communities are not getting the vaccines fast enough. The fact they aren’t letting Mexican legal visa holders come across, but they’re letting undocumented people in, that does cause a concern to me and a lot of my border community leaders down there,” he said.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2021
Contact: Walter Smoloski, 202-225-5311
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) today voted against H.R. 1, the For the People Act. The legislation would, among other actions:
– Create a taxpayer funded 600% small dollar match for campaign contributions to political candidates
– Force states to permanently implement mail-in voting
– Mandate “ballot harvesting”
– Disregard state voter ID laws for in-person and mail-in voting
– Nationalize federal elections, thereby removing a right mainly given to the States in the Constitution
– Automatically enroll voters via state motor vehicle and other government databases, leading to duplications, deceased voters being added, and even illegal immigrants
– Impair the ability of a state to correct their voter rolls
Congressman Harris made the following statement:
“Our nation just endured a contentious election, where many overreaching, probably unconstitutional last minute changes due to COVID-19 led to mass voting confusion, serious concerns about ballot integrity, and a large percentage of Americans questioning the legitimacy of some state results. This bill, instead of addressing those issues, is a complete federal overhaul of elections, and will only result in repeats of last November’s election woes. This bill is a partisan attempt to overhaul elections, and a complete sellout to the swamp, as it will aid embedded politicians by using hard-earned taxpayer dollars to fuel political campaigns. Shame on Congress.”
For media inquiries, please contact Congressman Harris’ Washington, DC office at 202-225-5311, or contact Walter Smoloski at Walter.Smoloski@mail.house.gov.
BY MIMI NGUYEN LY January 25, 2021 Updated: January 26, 2021
Former President Donald Trump opened an “Office of the Former President” on Monday that seeks to advance the interests of the United States and carry on the agenda of his administration.
A statement from the office in Palm Beach County, Florida, reads, “Today, the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, formally opened the Office of the Former President.”
“The Office will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism.
“President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People,” it said.
There have been many questions as to whether or how Trump would engage in politics after he left office. Trump made his first political move after leaving the White House on Jan. 22 when he in a phone call endorsed Kelli Ward, who was later reelected as the Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman.
Trump also released a statement late Monday endorsing his former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in her campaign for Arkansas governor.
The announcement of the “Office of the Former President’ comes shortly before the House of Representatives delivered a single impeachment charge to the Senate late Monday. The “incitement of insurrection” charge claims that Trump was responsible for inciting an insurrection that resulted in riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Although Trump left office on Jan. 20, Senate leaders are determined to press forward. If convicted, senators can then choose to disqualify the former president from ever holding office again.
Some Democrats are also looking at using the Constitution’s 14th Amendment to bar him from holding office.
When Trump left Washington for Florida on Jan. 20, he told supporters that he and his team would “be back in some form.”
“We love you. We will be back in some form,” he said at the time. “I will always fight for you. I will always be watching. I will be listening.”
Trump later made remarks in a similar vein, saying that he’ll make a comeback in some way. “We’ll do something, but not just yet,” Trump told Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner on Friday, without elaborating.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell said over the weekend that Trump had told him that he wants to run for the presidency again. Grenell told Newsmax, “He’s told me personally, multiple times, that he does want to run again. So we’ll see if that holds and how that comes about; I think we’ve got a long ways to go.”
Jason Miller, a campaign adviser, said earlier this month that Trump would be involved in the 2022 midterms with the immediate focus being to help Republicans win back both chambers of Congress. It is unclear whether he would run for president in 2024.
Miller also told The Epoch Times on Monday that Trump and his team do not have any affiliation with a newly formed political committee called the MAGA Patriot Party, amid speculation that Trump would try to form a third party.
Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.
Thank you to all that participated in the Flag Waving on Saturday, Oct 24th! What fun!
By Miranda Devine October 7, 2020 | 10:51pm
Who knows what wrong doing will be revealed in the treasure trove of documents the president ordered declassified this week.
It will take time to sift through evidence about what he calls the “single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax.”
But whatever it is, chances are that the Democrats already will have accused their enemies of committing the very same crime.
This is the psychological art of projection and it is their favorite political weapon. Projecting your guilt onto your opponent is “the cleverest trick in propaganda,” as Hitler’s minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, once described it in 1934.
So it is no surprise that one of the most recent documents declassified by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe shows that the only candidate who used Russian disinformation in the 2016 campaign was not Donald Trump but Hillary Clinton, who has shouted loudest and longest that the president is a Russian agent.
Handwritten notes from then-CIA Director John Brennan shed light on US intelligence from late July 2016 of Russian claims that Clinton personally had approved a plan to “stir up a scandal” against Trump by tying him to Vladimir Putin in order to distract from her use of a private e-mail server. Brennan’s notes suggest he told President Barack Obama all about the plot.
Looks like Russia collusion wasn’t a hoax, after all. But the FBI targeted the victims while allowing the culprits off scot free.
This probably is the worst case of Democratic projection in history. But it prompts a roundup of other notable instances when Democrats shifted their own wrongdoing, thought crimes and malign motivations onto their opponents.
Take their latest attack line on the president, that his brain is addled from coronavirus treatments. That’s a rich projection from a party whose candidate is famously cognitively impaired.
Of course, the odd memory lapse doesn’t stop Joe Biden and his speechwriters from engaging in blatant projection. In fact, it probably helps.
Take Biden’s claim that his campaign represents the working-class people of Scranton, Pa., versus Trump’s billionaire elites: “All that Trump can see from Park Avenue is Wall Street.”
Please. Biden’s campaign is well-funded by the fabulously wealthy, especially Big Tech oligarchs.
According to a report in Wired this week, almost 95 percent of donations from employees working at Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Oracle went to Biden: $5 million compared to $250,000 for Trump.
And Wall Street has lavished eight times more cash on Biden than Trump, according to Breitbart.com, with donors living on Park Avenue giving Biden more than $1 million but just $127,000 to Trump.
The most egregious case of projection came this week with Michelle Obama’s race-baiting video for Biden’s campaign.
She accused “racist” Trump of “whipping up violence and intimidation [and] pinning it all on what’s been an overwhelmingly peaceful movement for racial solidarity. It’s true! Research backs it up. Only a tiny fraction of demonstrations have had any violence at all.”
Whom is she trying to fool? That’s like saying “I only put a tiny fraction of arsenic in your glass of water.”
We have seen countless videos of the “violence and intimidation” of BLM-Antifa Marxist mobs rampaging across America all summer. We’ve seen them throw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police and scream obscenities in their faces. We’ve seen them kick people in the head when they’re down. We’ve seen them stop traffic and pull motorists out of cars. We’ve seen them deface property, loot stores, pull down statues, burn buildings and firebomb police stations.
Obama didn’t condemn BLM-Antifa in her video. She pretended it didn’t exist.
She then had the hide to accuse the president of “gaslighting the American people,” that is, making them question their own perceptions of violence on the streets.
Talk about projection. Her entire video is an exercise in gaslighting. She used her popularity and reputation as former first lady to flip reality on its head.
It is the Democrats and their allies on the radical left who have been “whipping up violence and intimidation” and then trying to project blame onto some mythical entity, in this case “heavily armed militias.”
Biden indulged in the identical projection the same day in a speech in Gettysburg, Pa. He mentioned “examples of violence and looting and burning that cannot be tolerated,” which he blamed on “extremist white supremacist groups menacing our communities.”
What the hell is he talking about? The groups menacing our communities, marching into suburbs with megaphones and tipping over tables in restaurants are the Democratic proxies of BLM-Antifa. Everyone knows that.
Biden is projecting blame away from his allies in the hope that some people will start doubting their own perception of reality, and the media generally backs him up.
The former VP also projected his own unsavory racial history onto the president, dredging up the old Charlottesville lie that Trump is a racist who praised “Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and the KKK coming out of the fields with torches lit.”
Yet Biden is the guy who really did praise the man he called his “friend” and “mentor” in Congress, former Ku Klux Klan “Exalted Cyclops” Robert Byrd.
So next time you hear Biden and friends accuse the president of some dastardly deed, chances are it’s a sin they themselves have committed.