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  • Crisis in the Classroom: Surge of illegal immigrant kids poses challenge for schools

    08/29/2014 2:59:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 29, 2014 | Mike Emanuel
    What was a crisis on America's southern border is now turning into a major challenge for school administrators across the country. Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed into the U.S. in recent months, and those not being held in health department-run facilities have in many cases been sent to live with sponsors, who are typically extended family members. As the new school year begins, the children, who in many cases don't speak English and have limited reading skills, are showing up for class. This has raised questions in local districts about the strain it could put on teachers....
  • Toddler's Aunt Already Faces Life Sentence

    08/28/2014 9:40:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon charged the aunt of a 2-year-old killed by a hit-and-run driver with felony child endangerment. Loyresha Gage, 25, didn't run over her niece Mi'yana Gregory as the toddler stood alone in a crosswalk after 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 15; an unknown hit-and-run driver hit the child. Yet it is Gage who has been charged with a felony. If convicted, she faces years in prison. I cannot be alone in my first reaction to this story. What was Gage doing taking a little girl and her twin brother to see "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on...
  • The Dead-End Road Called Pre-K

    08/26/2014 6:33:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    After President Obama in his 2013 State of the Union address called for a new federal entitlement for taxpayer-funded free preschool or pre-K for all 4-year-olds, we thought his idea would be quickly discredited, not only by its enormous cost, but even more importantly by the overwhelming weight of research proving the lack of any long-term benefit from such programs. Now we are dismayed to learn from Politico that a dozen Republican-governed states are expanding state-based pre-K programs or are planning to do so next year. And in Washington, some Republicans are offering bipartisan support to a pre-K bill drafted...
  • UNICEF: Israel killed 500 children in Gaza

    08/24/2014 3:45:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | 8/23/14 | staff
    UNICEF has said that the Israeli occupation killed around 500 Palestinian children during the war on the Gaza Strip and wounded around 3,000 others. Chief of UNICEF's Gaza Field Office Pernille Ironside said that 469 children were killed. The number is expected to rise. She described the effects and damage of the Israeli war on the Palestinian children as "bad," noting that nine children were killed in the last 48 hours. The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced a higher number. They said that 560 children were killed and 11,000 wounded. Meanwhile, three children were killed on Thursday in Al-Nafaq Street...
  • Now Michelle Obama Has Caused America’s ‘Best Cafeteria Cookie’ To Be Outlawed

    08/24/2014 12:11:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 23, 2014 | Eric Owens
    An eruption of aggravation about what American schoolchildren can no longer eat in school cafeterias is never far away in the Obama era.Now, thanks to federal intervention that first lady Michelle has made her signature issue, students in all 11 taxpayer-funded public schools in Elyria, Ohio cannot enjoy the famous Elyria pink cookie anymore.This cookie is no ordinary cookie, according to The Chronicle-Telegram, the Cleveland suburb’s local newspaper.It’s a velvety, cake-like, scrumptious delicacy glazed with a huge dollop of sugary pink icing. Cleveland magazine dubbed the Elyria pink cookie the “Best Cafeteria Cookie” in 2009. Locals will even call up...
  • Culture Challenge of the Week: Taking Things for Granted

    08/21/2014 11:13:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    We live in a culture that is all about “me, me, me.” Take a stroll through the mall on any given day and you will see children whining when they can’t have the latest toy or video game, while discouraged parents shrug their shoulders and give in. Hang around any retail store and it may seem like the “Gimme" generation is running the show. You hear an “I want this” and the register replies with a hearty “ch-ching!"Overindulging children instead of teaching them the value of earning what they receive is a big problem. It creates an unrealistic perception of...
  • Badly Wounded Hero had Shielded Children

    08/21/2014 9:07:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    A man who was seriously wounded by a Hamas rocket Thursday had been shielding children with his own body. The attack took place at about 10:20 a.m., at one of the communities in the Eshkol region. Magen David Adom (MDA) crews gave initial treatment to the man, who is 33. He was seriously wounded by shrapnel that struck his chest. MDA paramedic Oren Vacht, who treated the man before his evacuation to hospital, described him as having been hit in the chest by a shell fragment, “fully conscious and in great pain.” "Civilians who had been at the scene told...
  • Raising a kid born in 2013 will cost you $245K — or double if you’re in New York

    08/19/2014 6:12:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 08/19/2014 | David K. Li
    Those little bundles of joy are going to cost you — big time. A child born in 2013 will drain an average of $245,340 from his or her middle-class parents over the kid’s first 18 years on Earth, a federal study revealed on Monday. And that doesn’t even include the cost of college. The figure is up $4,260, or almost 2 percent, from the year before, according to the report from the annual United States Department of Agriculture. Factoring in inflation, the total cost will turn out to be closer to $340,480 in actual greenbacks spent. The latest figures blow...
  • Illegal Migrant Wave Overwhelming School Districts

    08/14/2014 6:46:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 14 Aug 2014 | Elliot Jager
    Illegal Migrant Wave Overwhelming School Districts Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 06:27 AM By Elliot Jager Municipal school systems around the country are gearing up to absorb tens of thousands of children who arrived illegally from Central America for the new school year, The Wall Street Journal reported. The influx, mostly from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, will stress the resources of schools from large metropolitan areas to small towns from California to New York. A minimum of 37,000 children who have been placed with sponsors as of July 31 are eligible to attend public school, according to the Journal. Among...
  • Miami-Dade Police Sergeant Charged With Plying Boy With Drugs, Groping Him

    08/14/2014 6:16:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    New Times ^ | 8/14/14 | Kyle Munzenrieder
    James H. Edwards III, a Miami-Dade Police sergeant and 27-year veteran of the force, now finds himself behind bars. Edwards allegedly provided a 15-year-old boy with booze and drugs, groped the boy, and then masturbated in front of him. He now faces charges of lewd and lascivious conduct and exhibition.
  • Food fight: Military leaders deploying to save Michelle O’s school lunch overhaul

    08/13/2014 12:47:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | August 12, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Some 500 former military leaders are deploying to Capitol Hill in an attempt to save Michelle Obama’s changes to the National School Lunch Program. Politico reports:
  • Fox co-hosts fight over Michelle Obama's 'booty'

    08/13/2014 12:10:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 12, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The debate over first lady Michelle Obama’s war on fat and campaign for healthy kiddy diets has reached, well, a new low.“How well can she be eating? She needs to drop a few,” said Fox News contributor and psychiatrist Keith Ablow.As some members on the cable network’s show “Outnumbered” Tuesday gasped and Lisa Kennedy Montgomery offered, “I like her booty,” he suggested that the first lady is too fat to preach diet and that she’s not eating what children in schools are being offered under the first lady’s guidelines.Instead, Ablow suggested that the lean president should be the one talking...
  • Stories From The Battlefield: Hamas Tunnels Used To Target Israel’s Kindergartens

    08/13/2014 11:17:09 AM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 7-27-2014 | Mordecai Ben-Menachem
    The attack was meant to generate as many as ten thousand casualties, men, women and particularly children and hundreds of captives. Explosives were particularly placed underneath kindergartens to make certain that these “institutions” would be the first struck, even before any thing else. The known cost of the infrastructure – each tunnel costs upward of some $1 million – clearly shows that Hamas was planning a coordinated mega-attack. It must be understood that use of even one tunnel would inevitably trigger Israeli retaliation against the entire network
  • An Open Letter To Moderate Muslims

    08/12/2014 5:24:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Michael Brown
    Al-Qaeda. The Taliban. Boko Haram. The Islamic State. Islamic Jihad. Hamas. Christians being beheaded. Muslims slaughtering Muslims. Schoolgirls being kidnapped. Schoolboys being burned alive. These are the images of Islam that we see on the news day and night, but we are told repeatedly that this does not represent true Islam. Instead, we are told, these atrocities are examples of radical Islam, committed by savages who know nothing of the real faith, people who misuse the Koran for their own malicious purposes and who represent perhaps 15 percent of the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims. That would mean that the...
  • Common Core's Growing Unpopularity

    08/12/2014 1:41:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The highly acclaimed school standards called Common Core are becoming so unpopular that they may soon be politically untouchable. The critics are piling on from Glenn Beck to the Wall Street Journal, with senior academics and activist parents in-between. The latest is a detailed criticism of the mathematics standards by a prize-winning math professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Marina Ratner. It is refreshing that her criticisms are very specific and include examples of assignments that parents can see are ridiculous. Professor Ratner became alerted to the stupidity of Common Core by looking at the homework assigned...
  • WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS (RAW) - ISIS begins killing Christians in Mosul, CHILDREN BEHEADED

    08/12/2014 11:12:28 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 51 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/8/2014 | Catholic Online
    Islamic State terrorists have begun their promised killing of Christians in Mosul, and they have started with the children. According to a report via CNN, a Chaldean-American businessman has said that killings have started in Mosul and children's heads are being erected on poles in a city park.
  • Should wounded children in Gaza be allowed medical treatment in Canada?

    08/11/2014 11:58:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    Hoskins’ plan to bring 100 children to Ontario for medical treatment, like the relocating of the gas plants, is nothing more than a political gesture. While the government of Ontario announced the province would permit 100 injured children in Gaza to be treated in its hospitals, the federal government, accused of being too pro-Israel, used common sense and said not so fast. Last week, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s Minister of Health, announced the plan that was requested by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a Toronto doctor who lost three of his daughters in Gaza in 2009.
  • Gaza—Hamas Evil Must Be Confronted And Defeated

    08/11/2014 5:25:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/14 | David Singer
    Not a battle of Jew vs Arab or Israeli vs Palestinian. Rather, it is a battle between those who celebrate life and those who champion death. It is a battle of civilization versus barbarism One month of fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas has resulted in an enormous propaganda victory for Hamas as horrific pictures of dead and wounded Gazan children and civilians, their destroyed homes and other buildings have appeared daily in social media and newspapers around the world. Why these tragedies need never have occurred has been lost - as racial incitement is fuelled by articles sensationally headlined...
  • 40,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children Mysteriously Vanish

    08/10/2014 5:10:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 67 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-9-2014 | sundance
    Eventually the TRUTH comes out. It always does. The only question becomes “is anyone paying attention to it” ? Readers will note that since the word of the border crisis hit the media our research has indicated the entire construct of a humanitarian crisis for children is a ruse. There simply are not mass influxes of Unaccompanied Alien Children. For almost two months we have been repeating that it’s all a fraud – the influx is families, or more specifically women with children.
  • A Campaign Grows to Liberate Child Brides in Developing Nations

    08/08/2014 11:40:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    The "Republican war on women" is a fiction extracted from the imaginations of Democratic campaign strategists and endorsed by President Obama. But if the president is looking to help some oppressed people of the female persuasion, there's an opportunity at hand to wage a "war." Abolishing child marriage is wise, moral and good politics. Child marriage adds to the fragility of fragile states, where girls are often regarded as salable commodities. The kidnapping of 275 Nigerian schoolgirls in April by the Boko Haram terrorists to sell to waiting customers was unusual, but not unique. The child-marriage belt stretches from Africa...
  • The Economics of Illegal Alien Children

    08/08/2014 6:01:54 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 5 replies
    This YouTube video has an interesting take on the illegal alien children flood and it's economics. Are you aware that the federal government was hiring for this crisis months before it occurred?
  • Chaldean Christian leader: ISIS 'Systematically Beheading' Children In Iraq

    08/07/2014 7:37:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | 8/6/2014 | Eric Chen
    A prominent Christian leader of the Chaldean community unveiled the "systematic beheading of children" and other horrendous crimes committed by ISIS. He said that the Sunni extremists are committing genocide against Christians in Iraq and with the aim to instill the Sharia Law as the law of the land. In the interview with CNN's Jonathan Mann, Chaldean-American businessman Mark Arabo said that the "world hasn't seen an evil like this for generations." "There is a park in Mosul, where [ISIS] they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick and have them in the park," he explained. "More...
  • PIV is always rape, ok? (Idiocy. Pure and simple.)

    08/06/2014 5:14:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 86 replies
    witchwind.wordpress.com ^ | 12-15-2013 | witchwind
    Just to recall a basic fact: Intercourse/PIV is always rape, plain and simple. This is a developed recap from what I’ve been saying in various comments here and there in the last two years or so. as a radfem I’ve always said PIV is rape and I remember being disappointed to discover that so few radical feminists stated it clearly. How can you possibly see it otherwise? Intercourse is the very means through which men oppress us, from which we are not allowed to escape, yet some instances of or PIV and intercourse may be chosen and free? That makes...
  • The U.S. is Racist for not Paying for Every Child in the World (Alinsky tactic)

    08/05/2014 4:49:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 4, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Regardless of how you feel about fixing the border conflict, exploiting the lives of children as pawns is nothing more than a radical leftist Saul Alinsky tactic, to push through an agenda that our representative democracy has rejected. Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, the playbook of Obama, Hillary Clinton and other liberal Democrats in power today, taught the left how to undermine the successful, brilliant, longstanding representative democracy this country was founded on, in order to accomplish their unpopular, unfair and historically discredited radical agenda. Alinsky advocated using arguments that sound “moral” to trick people emotionally. Who could be against...
  • One Pic Says It All: The Evil Of Hamas

    08/04/2014 6:01:06 PM PDT · by GilGil · 30 replies
    Redflagnews ^ | 8/4/2014 | Staff
    A Hamas soldier is seen here hanging kids off of a house so that Israeli forces will not attack the house. This case is now in international court. Details below. International Criminal court case number 241-14 Complaint to ICC Khalid Meshaal 07.29.2014 final Letter to ICC crimes against humanity Khairulla Khairakhwa, Barack Obama
  • The Kids Who Beat Autism

    08/04/2014 12:42:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 31, 2014 | RUTH PADAWER
    At first, everything about L.'s baby boy seemed normal. He met every developmental milestone and delighted in every discovery. But at around 12 months, B. seemed to regress, and by age 2, he had fully retreated into his own world. He no longer made eye contact, no longer seemed to hear, no longer seemed to understand the random words he sometimes spoke. His easygoing manner gave way to tantrums and head-banging. “He had been this happy, happy little guy,” L. said. “All of a sudden, he was just fading away, falling apart. I can’t even describe my sadness. It was...
  • Unlimited compassion as false as comprehensive legislation

    08/04/2014 10:09:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/04/14 | Rolf Yungclas
    In the same way that the Democrats’ comprehensive legislative efforts are anything but comprehensive, they pretend they have some kind of comprehensive compassion for the suffering in the world. This unlimited “compassion” of theirs assumes unlimited financial resources, like all liberal and left legislative efforts do. Open the borders and accept everyone with open arms. Never mind the consequences of groups of hundreds or even thousands of people needing public assistance suddenly arriving unannounced in communities across the country.
  • Report: Hamas Used Child Labor to Build Terror Tunnels; Hundreds Killed

    07/31/2014 9:38:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 07/31/2014 | By Joel B. Pollak
    Hamas killed hundreds of children in the construction of its extensive tunnel network, built partly to carry out attacks on children across the Gaza border in Israel. That report--confirmed by Hamas itself--emerged in 2012, not from the Israeli government, but the sympathetic Journal of Palestine Studies, in an article that otherwise celebrated the secret tunnel system as a symbol of Palestinian resistance to the Israeli "siege" of the Gaza Strip. The article, "Gaza's Tunnel Phenomenon: The Unintended Dynamics of Israel's Siege," was published in the Summer 2012 edition of the Journal by Nicholas Pelham, who writes for the Economist and...
  • Comedian Evan Sayet Explains Why 'Stupid' Liberals Succeed

    07/30/2014 3:58:42 PM PDT · by cob201 · 35 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/30/2014 | Paul Bois
    Stand-up comedian Evan Sayet, former writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and most famous for his stirring speech at The Heritage Foundation in 2007, has once again resurfaced with a brand new video on his website excoriating what he calls "modern liberals"...
  • Let Your Little Boy Pretend Play with Guns, It Won’t Make Him a Criminal

    07/30/2014 2:19:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | Stacy Washington
    I’m a bit miffed, I’m not gonna lie. Not for myself mind you, but for a little four-year-old boy who has the distinct misfortune of residing with a mom who fears guns. Allow me to explain; in this morning’s Washington Post “On Parenting” there’s a piece by Zsofia McMullen. The title of the piece is: “My four year old loves toy guns and I don’t know how to parent that.” In it, she describes in great detail, her son’s infatuation with gun play and pretend violence. The piece starts out innocuously enough, with a detailed description of the little boy’s...
  • Feds spending $10 million to build robot companions for children

    07/27/2014 9:50:33 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 24JUL2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits. The NSF grant said the project is necessary due to “critical societal problems.”
  • Hamas-killed-160-palestinian-children-to-build-terror-tunnels

    07/27/2014 5:55:16 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 6 replies
    Tablet ^ | July 25, 2014 | Myer Freiman
    As the death toll of Operation Protective Edge rises, the deaths of children are firmly in the spotlight—and rightly so. It pains all reasonable people to hear of children dying as the consequence of war. Hamas and its supporters display gruesome pictures of dead and wounded children in order to gain sympathy for their portrait of Israel as the villain intent on killing Palestinians. In response, Israel cites the need to stop Hamas from firing thousands of rockets at its own children, who are being forced to live in bomb shelters, as well as the need to eliminate the tunnels...
  • Punishment Is Good for You

    07/25/2014 1:31:41 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Leftists - namely the socio-communist end of the totalitarian bloc, the other being the Nazi-fascist - keep telling us how terrible, inhumane and even ineffective prisons are. The truth, as usual, is the opposite of what they say. Not only prisons maintain offenders in the impossibility to offend while the sentence lasts and, if there is a high probability of punishment (which, alas, is not the case in Britain now), the criminals' knowledge of arrest and imprisonment acts as a deterrent, making jails the most effective way to reduce crime, so they are good for the innocent. They are...
  • “Unaccompanied Alien Children” Transfers To Your Community (Drops via Grant Trail)

    07/23/2014 8:05:36 AM PDT · by magna carta · 24 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | July 20,2014 | sundance
    Using information within the TAGGS system for Health and Human Services we are able to identify the recipients for Grants specifically designated for “Unaccompanied Alien Children”, or UAC’s.
  • The Myth of Child Immigration at the Border

    07/22/2014 7:38:02 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 July 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst (R) reported that the vast majority of illegal immigrants coming over the southern border are not unaccompanied minors in an appearance on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.” “Our effort in Texas is not focused on the unaccompanied children...we are focused on-the unaccompanied children represent some 12%-20%. We're focused on that 80, the 85% of which a quarter according to the border patrol, have a criminal record” he said ...
  • Catholic Charities not daunted by immigrant proposal push-back

    07/22/2014 6:14:30 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 16 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/22/14 | Maria Wiering
    After news broke July 17 of Catholic Charities of Baltimore’s aim to house unaccompanied immigrant children at a Baltimore-area facility, the first response Executive Director William J. McCarthy received was positive: an e-mail praising the agency’s decision with a pledge of $200 in support. Others like it have poured in to the agency, Maryland’s largest social service provider. As for the detractors? “Critics are cowards,” McCarthy said. “Most of the responses I’ve received are from supporters,” he said. “What I’m really encouraged by is the number of affirming, supportive and thoughtful people who recognize this for the humanitarian crisis that...
  • ‘Christianity is Abhorrent’: More Atheistic Materials to be Distributed in Public Schools

    07/17/2014 3:35:56 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 39 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | July 17, 2014 | Garrett Haley
    ORLANDO – A federal judge has given a secular organization the green light to distribute more atheistic and anti-Christian materials to Florida public school students, in spite of the materials’ graphic content and offensive language. As previously reported, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) learned last year that a Christian ministry had made Bibles available to Orlando high school students on “Religious Freedom Day.” To counter the Bible distribution, FFRF sought permission from the school district to give students a variety of atheistic and anti-Christian materials. According to reports, the Orange County School Board permitted FFRF to distribute several books...
  • Are We Saving the Wrong Children?

    07/18/2014 8:41:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    Two years ago in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin, the brand new $300 million dollar Yangmingtan Bridge collapsed without warning. Privately, experts speculated that costs had been cut during construction, making the bridge an accident waiting to happen. Here in America, we also have many social accidents waiting to happen. For example, our own southern border security is so weak that it too is ready to collapse at any moment, with the right amount of pressure. Therefore, rescuing the wrong children could compromise our national security. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the number of unaccompanied children...
  • Catholic Charities seeks to house immigrant children in Baltimore County

    07/18/2014 4:42:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/17/2014 | Ian Duncan
    Catholic Charities wants to care for about 50 children from Central America at a campus in Baltimore County, seeking a role in the immigration crisis even though the consideration of other sites in Maryland has met with fierce local opposition.The organization plans to apply to federal officials to house the children at St. Vincent's Villa, a residential facility on Dulaney Valley Road, Catholic Charities head William J. McCarthy Jr. confirmed Thursday night.McCarthy said housing the children would amount to his organization doing its job. "Our role and our mission is to meet the needs of these children," he said. "This...
  • Evidence Mounts of a Manufactured Border Crisis

    07/18/2014 5:55:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/18/14 | Roger Aronoff
    The situation at America’s southern border is a “manufactured crisis,“one perpetuated—if not started—by the Obama administration. After all, the administration put out an ad in January 2014 asking for contractors to handle an influx of 65,000 children.
  • DHS: Parents Giving Birth Control to Girls--'In Case They're Raped' on Way to USA

    07/17/2014 2:19:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/16/2014 | Susan Jones
    As the Obama administration tries to warn Central American parents about the dangers of exporting their children to the United States, it appears that some of those parents already know the risks.Some parents are giving their daughters birth control before they head to the United States -- "in case they're raped along the way," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress last week."I've met with enough of these kids now, including a 15-year old in Nogales (Ariz.) two weeks ago, who was three months pregnant, to have a real sense for what these kids go through," Johnson told the Senate...
  • 4 Palestinian Children Killed in Israeli Air Strike Right in Front of Reporters

    07/16/2014 11:19:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    nymag.com ^ | 7/16/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Following yesterday's failed cease-fire, an Israeli naval gunboat has reportedly struck seven children near the port in Gaza, killing at least four. One remains in critical condition. Moments earlier, the kids had been playing soccer with a reporter from NBC, who witnessed the attack firsthand. Dozens of other journalists were nearby.
  • Foul-Mouthed Tinley Park Man Arrested For Cursing at His Kids & a New Mom: Illinois

    07/16/2014 7:16:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Patch - News ^ | July 16, 2014
    <p>A foul-mouthed Tinley Park man cursed out his children and threatened to lock them in a "hot truck" if they didn't "shut up," then unleashed a stream of profanity at a woman who objected to his language, police said.</p> <p>The man, 33-year-old Mark Pawlak of 17411 Carlyle Court, was carted off by the Orland Park cops and charged with disorderly conduct for his allegedly offensive behavior.</p>
  • Madison (WI) might host undocumented children

    07/15/2014 10:26:28 PM PDT · by Ellendra · 26 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | 7-15-2014
    MADISON, Wis. - The city of Madison may be called on to shelter between 150 to 250 unaccompanied and undocumented children who’ve come into the country through the Mexican border. Mayor Paul Soglin told News 3 the city is working with several community organizations to find a facility to shelter the children. The city is looking for a facility of at least 90,000 square feet, like unused grocery stores. The federal Department of Health and Human Services is asking all cities with more than 200,000 people to consider hosting children. All expenses would be paid by the federal government. Soglin...
  • Comic Character Archie to Die Taking Bullet for Gay Friend Pushing Gun Control

    07/15/2014 2:04:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/14/14
    On July 16, comic character Archie Andrews, of Life With Archie, will die after being shot while protecting gay friend Kevin Keller. Keller is "Archie Comics' first openly gay character."
  • A ‘Band-Aid’ for 800 children (Florida woman cares for kids born to illegals - in 14 states)

    07/14/2014 3:58:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/05/14 | Eli Saslow
    The first emergency phone call of the morning is the one that wakes her up, and Nora Sandigo, 48, answers one of the three phones she keeps within reach of her bed. “Hello. How can I help?” she says, because someone is always asking for her help. She gets up, pours herself coffee and takes down notes as she listens. “Sebastian. 12. U.S. citizen,” she writes. “Father deported. Mother detained. Drs appointment today, 2:45.” “Okay, yes. I can do this,” she says, and soon she is in her minivan, sorting through a notebook that contains her to-do list for the...
  • Carroll Co. Officials Push Back on Shelter for Immigrant Children (Maryland)

    07/12/2014 9:40:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Friday, July 11, 2014 | John Fritze, Christian Alexandersen and Blair Ames,
    Carroll County officials swiftly voiced opposition Friday to news that the federal government is eyeing a former military property near Westminster as a potential shelter for immigrant children — underscoring the challenge the Obama administration faces as it tries to manage a surge of new arrivals. A day after federal officials notified local leaders it would conduct a preliminary assessment of the vacant Army Reserve Center, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners convened an emergency meeting and, along with Republican Rep. Andy Harris, pledged to resist efforts to use the site. "Carroll County will not become a repository for Obama's...
  • Quit Playing Politics with Kids

    07/12/2014 1:18:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Linda Chavez
    Some 50,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed our borders in recent months, and those capable of helping resolve the crisis won't even talk to each other much less come up with a decent plan. This week, President Obama asked Congress for supplemental appropriations to deal with processing the minors and to discourage more from coming, but House Republicans so far have balked at considering the request. "We are not giving the president a blank check," House Speaker John Boehner declared. Republicans want the administration to do more to stop the flow of kids into the U.S., which is reasonable. So why...
  • Watch: IDF Calls Off Airstrike After Seeing Children Near Target

    07/11/2014 4:38:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    inn ^ | 7/11/2014 | Elad Benari, Canada
    The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit has uploaded a video which shows how the IDF calls off Gaza airstrikes upon realizing that there are innocent civilians in the area. In this video, showing a planned airstrike from Thursday, the airstrike was cancelled when the pilot realized that children were near his target. During the current escalation, Hamas has openly boasted about the "success" of its strategy of using civilians as human shields, and the IDF has published extensive evidence of the practice. Hamas has been encouraging as many noncombatants as possible to "protect" its positions with their bodies.
  • Family rescued at sea says satellite cell phone service provider left them in a life-or-death crisis

    07/11/2014 9:01:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    ABC10 News ^ | 7-11-14 | Allison Ash
    SAN DIEGO - The family that drew national attention when they were rescued at sea off their sailboat, Rebel Heart, in April is finally setting the record straight. Charlotte and Eric Kaufman and their two daughters were about 1,000 miles west of Cabo San Lucas in the Sea of Cortez when 1-year old Lyra became sick. That was when their adventure of a lifetime turned into a nightmare. It began with a fever, then a rash and then Lyra became lethargic. That was when the couple used their satellite cell phone to call a doctor. He advised them to begin...