In a last minute addition to the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has submitted an amendment that would legalize the production of industrial hemp, a potential new bumper crop for U.S. farmers.
“Industrial hemp is used in many healthy and sustainable consumer products. However, the federal prohibition on growing industrial hemp has forced companies to needlessly import raw materials from other countries,” Wyden said in prepared text. “My amendment to the Farm Bill will change federal policy to allow U.S. farmers to produce hemp for these safe and legitimate products right here, helping both producers and suppliers to grow and improve Oregon’s economy in the process.”
Allowing American farmers to produce industrial hemp, which is different from its more notorious cousin marijuana, would yield significant and immediate profits the first year, according to an analysis conducted in 1998 (PDF) by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Kentucky.
Researchers found that farmers in the state of Kentucky alone could see between $220 to $605 in net profits per acre of hemp. Adjusted for inflation using the consumer price index, those 1998 dollars would actually be worth $310 and $854 today, although the study’s authors note that variables in supply and demand for hemp could change that valuation.
The average price farmers are getting on an acre of corn, which has been falling thanks to relatively strong supply this year, clocked in at roughly $921 according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) figures out last week, but their overall take drops significantly due to the costs of production, leaving them in the $200 range on net profits. While a legalized hemp industry would likely never become as essential to Americans as corn, the potential for a high value crop and hundreds of millions, if not billions, in new economic activity is clear.
“This is the first time since the 1950s that language supporting hemp has come to the floor of the House or Senate for a vote. The last time such language was presented was the Miller’s Amendment to the Marihuana Tax Act,” Eric Steenstra, president of the advocacy group Vote Hemp, said in an advisory. “The time is past due for the Senate as well as President Obama and the Attorney General to prioritize the crop’s benefits to farmers and to take action… With the U.S. hemp industry valued at over $400 million in annual retail sales and growing, a change in federal policy to allow hemp farming would mean instant job creation, among many other economic and environmental benefits.”
It’s not clear if the bill has a shot, however. Conservative groups like the Club for Growth are urging Senators to vote against the farm bill, which is under consideration this week, because it has too many attachments unrelated to the agricultural sectors.
The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), has also called on other Senators to stop adding unrelated amendments, which the Senate spent much of Wednesday doing. If the Senate’s top partisans cannot find an agreeable solution to limiting the bill’s amendments, it is likely to languish and die.
The federal government does not differentiate between marijuana and industrial hemp, but it allows the importation of thousands of products made from industrial hemp. President Barack Obama’s drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, warned as recently as April in comments made online that industrial hemp was a “controlled substance,” which sent hemp advocates on a rhetorical tirade.
Bills seeking to legalize industrial hemp have cleared at least one legislative chamber in 17 states overall, including Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont and West Virginia, where those bills became law. Scientists say the psychoactive component of marijuana is almost completely undetectable in hemp.
Road Block – Several States Push For “Stoned Driving” Limits
Attempts to established “stoned driving” limits in California, Colorado, Washington and elsewhere threaten to target all marijuana users, even those wholly unimpaired.
With marijuana legalization initiatives on the ballot in several states this November, lawmakers across the country have begun pushing a new legislative strategy for targeting cannabis users, one with the potential to strip every one of them of their ability to legally operate a motor vehicle, even if it’s been weeks since the last time they smoked a joint.
While it’s already a crime everywhere in the country to drive a car while impaired by any substance, a new push in California, Colorado, Washington, and elsewhere to set specific limits for the amount of THC in the blood or urine of drivers has marijuana advocates concerned.
In Colorado and Washington, both of which could vote to legalize in 2012, debate continues regarding setting a limit of 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood. While in California, representative Norma Torres of Pomona has introduced AB 2552, a bill that would create a zero-tolerance policy for any driver found with any amount of cannabinoids in their body, making them effectively guilty of DUI.
“Since cannabinoids remain in the system for days or weeks after last use, the bill would effectively outlaw driving by every marijuana user in the state,” Dale Gieringer, head of California NORML, noted in a prepared statement.
“There is no scientific basis for zero-tolerance DUI standards. To begin with, there is no relationship between impairment and the presence of cannabinoids in urine. Secondly, there is no relationship between impairment and the presence of non-psychoactive cannabinoid metabolites in blood. Third, there is extensive evidence that safe driving is not incompatible with low levels of active THC in the blood.”
Gay Club’s Condom-Decorated ‘Christmas’ Tree Causes Outrage at Penn. College
by Billy Hallowell
Students at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, are reportedly coming together to protest against a Christmas tree on campus that has been adorned with condoms. The tree, which was put up by the college’s Gay Straight Alliance, was assembled to raise awareness about HIV-AIDS.
According to Joshua Habursky, a 20-year-old and a junior at the college, the tree first appeared on December 1 in conjunction with AIDS Awareness Day. Habursky, who is the president of the college’s Young Republicans Club, has approached the club as well as campus leadership to voice his concern about the odd holiday commemoration.
The “decorated” Christmas tree is located in “the Hub,” another name for the college’s student center. Rather than colorful ornaments, condoms are hung on its branches. And instead of a beautiful angel, star or Christ at its top, an open condom is placed over the tree’s higher point. Next to it, a sign reads, “AIDS Awareness! Free condoms! Take one!” Students can apparently nab them right off of the tree.
“I submitted to [the club’s leaders] that I understand the tree was for thr AIDS Awareness Day…but why is it continuing to stay up into the Christmas season?,” Habursky told the Blaze in an exclusive interview.
But despite his questioning, then Gay Straight Alliance is reportedly not budging.
“They’re keeping the tree. They stand by the free speech of the club. I certainly understand the free speech component,” he explained. “But I think it’s a direct attack on Christianity and borderline obscene.”
“I pleaded to the college president to take it down,” he explained. “I met with the dean of student life who said that he approved the tree and that he would approve the tree again.”
Habursky says that a counter-movement, though in its infancy, is beginning. The school’s Christian Student Association and Newman Club (Catholic campus group) are coming together with the campus chaplain and priest to put up a rival nativity scene. He says the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh will also be supporting the initiative.
But rather than showcasing only the nativity, Habursky and company plan to also place an AIDS awareness sign on campus — in a separate location. “The two will be in separate locations and they each will support their own independent message,” he explained.
This, Habursky says, shows that while the students care about AIDS awareness, they do not see the Gay Straight alliance tree as the proper way to address the issue.
In addition to finding the tree offensive, Habursky also voiced concern over elementary school children who he says come to the campus and may actually walk through the area where the tree is located. “We are trying to have the tours rerouted,” he explained. “I don’t know what they were thinking about this,” he continued.
The Blaze reached out to numerous individuals at Washington & Jefferson College. While we received a call from the school’s communications director saying that we would likely receive comments on the tree, we have not yet received any calls or e-mails in that vein.
The school could, as Habursky has claimed it argued, say that it must afford rights to student groups, regardless of how offensive a club’s actions may be. Do you think the school should demand the tree be taken down? Take our poll, below:
The Military Occupation of America By The Bankster-Owned Traitors
“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” – James Madison.
“Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.” – George Washington.
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Don’t say America wasn’t warned.
The military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan was a test run for what’s coming: the military occupation of America.
The drones, the battle-tested troops, the high-tech gadgets, the trigger-happy mercenaries, will all be used against the American people. Farms, houses, families, dreams, will all be destroyed. The ruling financial raiders will take no prisoners alive.
The banksters in Washington and London have pillaged America for a century and brainwashed its outstanding military to pillage and burn the rest of the world. Now the time has come to burn America down. They want America to be consumed by the fires of hell.
And the banksters plan on using the same military to burn down America that burned down Germany, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and many other nations that opposed the diseased and satanic Western banksters.
All those nations were sacrificed and conquered by the banksters on their hidden road to world government. In this decade, America has to be sacrificed for their kleptocratic world government to finally rise from the shadows of history.
The grand conspiracy to destroy America can no longer be dismissed and ridiculed as a conspiracy theory thought up by paranoid freaks. Time has proved the “conspiracy theorists” and “truthers” right.
The global psychopathic banksters and their political mercenaries in Washington are making it clear to all who can see that they want America to collapse and die. If they have their way the American people will be militarily occupied, fired upon by brainwashed thugs, illegally imprisoned, tortured, harassed at checkpoints, raided at gunpoint, humiliated, stripped of their freedom and dignity, and massacred.
On Thursday, December 1, the traitors in the Senate advanced the plot to destroy America by passing into law the controversial National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 93-7. The Senate gave the U.S. military the dictatorial power to “to indefinitely detain an American citizen with no charge, no trial and no oversight whatsoever.”
The passage of the NDAA bill and similar legislation shows that the treacherous Senate wants most of the troops to leave Iraq and Afghanistan so they can be used to occupy America as it goes into an engineered economic collapse.
So move over Iraqis and Afghans, Americans will now replace you as the most deadly insurgents and terrorists on the planet. Sounds crazy? Well, America and the world is being held hostage by criminal banksters on Wall Street and psychopathic state terrorists in Washington and Israel so anything can happen.
Remember Waco. Remember 9/11. Americans mean nothing to the globalist traitors in Washington. Another false flag terrorist attack in America is a given. The maniacs in charge of Washington will sacrifice and destroy the people of all lands and all cultures.
The illegal and illegitimate war on terror will be increasingly fought on American soil, where it originally began on September 11, 2001, when the shadow terrorists in the CIA and Mossad killed three thousand Americans in cold blood.
The shadow terrorists in the CIA and Mossad are not only waging war against Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, and Pakistan, they are also waging war against America and Western freedom.
Speaking to Alex Jones on December 1, Stewart Rhodes, the founder of Oath Keepers, said:
“We need to be prepared for the very worst, and what that will mean is asymmetric warfare like our founding fathers in the southern campaign had to fight. Francis Marion, the swamp fox, the Overmountain Men who defeated the loyalists at Kings Mountain. All of that is an example of what will have to be done. And this country will be like Afghanistan. I’m not saying I’m trying to compare Americans to the Taliban or anything like that, but the point is you will see resistance like that. You will see that kind of hardcore resistance in the United States, but it is my hope and prayer that you can avoid doing that by having enough of the military and police simply side with what’s right. Side with the Constitution. Side with the Bill of Rights. Side with the Declaration of Independence. And do what’s right.”
“If they’re going to treat the American people like an occupied, conquered civilian population, like Iraq or Afghanistan, then the American people will treat them like occupiers.”
No one can predict how future events will play out. But if the Vietnamese people and the Iraqi people can withstand the almighty capabilities of the American war machine and live to fight another day, then so can the American people.
The struggle for freedom from tyranny is not just an American struggle but a global struggle. People everywhere are under attack by totalitarian governments and the criminal banks and corporations that profit from them. As the language of the Senate NDAA legislation implies, the entire world is a battlefield. Freedom fighters are labeled terrorists and killed without due process.
We all need to reject the “global battlefield” idea, and assert our individual rights. The fire of Freedom in the Western world must not be allowed to be extinguished by the blowhards in government who invent enemies to scare the people and rob countries of their sacred honour.
It is our generation’s honorable task to guard and preserve freedom. We have to be smart, brave, and resilient. We don’t have all the answers, but we understand that blindly going down the road of global tyranny will be a betrayal of our values, our ancestors, and future generations of human beings.
The obstacles that we face are less tough than the obstacles that George Washington and the American freedom fighters faced in 1776. We “conspiracy theorists” may have allies in the press, government, and military who we don’t know about, and who will speak up for freedom and justice when the time is right.
When will that time come? Sooner than we realize.
The military occupation of America will illustrate to everybody that America is an occupied colony of the criminal banksters, not an empire. Up until now, America has been mentally and financially occupied by the corporate mainstream press and Federal Reserve, but it won’t be long before it is physically occupied by the hijacked military.
Occupation is what Martial Law and the perpetual State of Emergency is all about. The police and military have not been trained to defend the “homeland,” but to rape and destroy America.
When the reality that America is occupied by criminal banksters and two-faced traitors is recognized by the majority of the American people and the world, the “terrorists,” “conspiracy theorists,” and “domestic extremists” will be seen for what they truly are: the righteous defenders of truth, freedom, justice, and the rule of law.
Whether or not truth, freedom justice and the rule of law will survive in the 21st century depends on what kind of men and women we are. Are we men and women who worship the Totalitarian State, or God? Are we men and women who hopelessly watch and don’t speak up when our fellow human beings are premeditatedly murdered by government terrorists? Are we men and women who think it is funny and cool to ridicule people who have different thoughts about world events, history, and reality? Are we shallow suckers who think and act like sheep or are we something more?
I believe we are something more. Humanity is capable of greatness. I believe noble leaders in America and the West will rise to challenge the corruption of Western governments, banks, corporations, and the press. Ron Paul is an example of a noble leader. American history is filled with great leaders who appeared at the edge of a national crisis and answered the call.
President John F. Kennedy, the martyred knight of liberty, said in his “City Upon a Hill” speech:
“For of those to whom much is given, much is required. And when at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment on each one of us–recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state–our success or failure, in whatever office we may hold, will be measured by the answers to four questions:
First, were we truly men of courage–with the courage to stand up to one’s enemies–and the courage to stand up, when necessary, to one’s associates–the courage to resist public pressure, as well as private greed?
Secondly, were we truly men of judgment–with perceptive judgment of the future as well as the past–of our own mistakes as well as the mistakes of others–with enough wisdom to know that we did not know, and enough candor to admit it?
Third, were we truly men of integrity–men who never ran out on either the principles in which they believed or the people who believed in them–men who believed in us–men whom neither financial gain nor political ambition could ever divert from the fulfillment of our sacred trust?
Finally, were we truly men of dedication–with an honor mortgaged to no single individual or group, and compromised by no private obligation or aim, but devoted solely to serving the public good and the national interest.”
JFK’s assassination proved that no one is safe in the United States from the brutality and viciousness of the banker hijacked U.S. government and the traitors who serve it.
The 9/11 attacks proved that the American people and people around the world are held hostage by the governments in Washington and Tel Aviv.
The mass murder of innocent individuals on 9/11 and 7/7 emphasized the reality that we are all marked for death by the criminal terrorists in power – even people inside the highest temples of modern civilization.
Both state terrorist attacks also symbolized that America and the West are already under occupation.
9 More Ways The U.S. Government Is Waging War Against America
Part I: 9 Ways The Hijacked Federal Government Is Waging War Against The American People.
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!” – Pericles.
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” – George Washington.
“How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!” –Samuel Adams.
By the “U.S. Government” I mean the globalist traitors and evil banksters who hijacked America in 1913, and killed President John F. Kennedy in 1963. These power hungry tyrants come from a worst place in hell than Stalin and Mao. Their political program for America and humanity is more evil and authoritarian than anything else that’s been done in history.
The globalist terrorists who control Washington, London, Ottawa, Paris, and other Western capitals have killed upwards of two million innocent people in Iraq from 1991 to 2011. Everything in that nation has been destroyed except the people’s will to fight and resist.
Add the number of two million slaughtered Iraqis with three thousand Americans who were sacrificed on September 11, thousands of Afghans, and thousands of Pakistanis, Yemenis, Libyans, Lebanese, Palestinians, and, soon to be, Syrians.
If the globalist death cult and zionist monsters attack Persia next, the death toll of the war on terror will exceed 10 million, and maybe even more.
The evil psychopaths in Washington, London and Tel Aviv will drop nuclear bombs on Iran to save face and make Iran submit. That act alone will cause the deaths of millions of Iranian civilians.
But it’s not just Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, and other Middle Eastern nations that have been targeted for destruction by the globalist conquerors. America, Canada, and Mexico have also been targeted for economic, cultural, spiritual, and political destruction.
We will all be forced to live in globalist slavery if we don’t fight back.
Below are nine ways the globalist traitors in the U.S. government are waging war against the American people and the American Constitution. Sorry For Using Capital Letters In The Beginning of Every Word. I Hope You Will Still Read It.
1.Mexico Has Been Bankrupted And Destabilized By The Globalist Terrorists On Purpose. They Have Also Opened The Borders To Unlimited and Illegal Immigration From Mexico. The Globalist Corporations And Technocrats Have Used The New Cheap Labor Class To Drive Down Wages in America And Bankrupt States.
After The Damage Is Done On Both Sides of The Border, The Globalist Traitors Will Bring In A New Political And Economic System With New Draconian Laws. And They Are Making Trillions of Dollars In The Process.
2. Globalist Traitors In The U.S. Military And Intelligence Establishment Have Used Military Planes and Covert CIA Teams To Ship In Drugs Into America For Domestic And Foreign Purposes, As Well as For Political And Financial Gain.
List of Purposes:Finance Black Budgets In The Shadow CIA And Other Intelligence Agencies; Build Up The Police State Industry And Militarize Cops; Create A New Prison Industrial Complex To Create Jobs And A New Subclass of Convicts; Ruin The Social Stability of Black and Latino Communities By Denying Them Jobs And Making Drugs Easy To Sell and Buy; Make Well Trained Police Officers Play Cops N’ Robbers With Uneducated and Aimless Young Drug Dealers – Members of Both Groups Futilely Die By Playing This Sick and Sophisticated Tag Game of Death.
3. The Globalist Traitors Have Armed Mexican Drug Cartels With American-Made Weapons To Increase Drug War Violence As Part of A Bigger Ploy To Blame Gun Rights in America, Discredit Self-Defense Weapons, And Destroy The Second Amendment.
4. There Is No Justice For Victims of TSA And U.S./Israeli State Terror. Federal Judges Are Bribed, Deceived And Coerced By The Globalist Traitors To Kill National Security Cases And Destroy The Lives of Individuals Who Stick Up For Themselves And For America. The Court of Law Has Been Destroyed. A Trial By Media Society Has Been Created In Its Place. Bribed Judges Are Used To Dismiss Lawsuits Against The Government Brought Forward By Brave Individuals Like Former Governor Jesse Ventura And 9/11 Victim April Gallop.
5.Corporate And Banking Looting of Public Assets and Government Treasury By Globalist Insiders. These Snakes Think They Will Survive Without Getting Caught. But Some of Them Are Smart And Have Bought Homes In Latin America, Dubai, And Other Regions Around The World. These Rotten Thieves Will Burn America Down And Then Flee The Country.
6. Insider Trading by Traitorous Members of Congress. These People Think They Can Steal Billions of Dollars From The American People, Lie To Them For Decades, And Everything Will Turn Out Okay In The End. Idiots.
7. Assassination of Journalists, Dissidents, Soldiers, and Statesmen (President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Congressman Larry McDonald, Senator Paul Wellstone, Gary Webb, Pat Tillman, and Many Other Noble American Patriots).
The Obama Administration Has Made The Assassination of American Citizens The Official Government Policy. Be Prepared To See Killed Protesters and “Rioters.” Be Prepared To See Killed “Domestic Right-Wing Terrorists.” Be Prepared To See Death And Bullets Rain Down on America Thanks To Bush, Obama, and The Globalist Traitors Who Hide Behind These Psychopathic Puppets.
8. Formation of the North American Union By The Globalist Power Cult. This Will Be A Tyrannical And Fascist Union. The Plutocrats and Traitors Are Guilty of The Destruction of The American Republic and Canadian Democracy.
9.Shock And Awe Propaganda By The Globalist-Owned Mass Media To Make The American People Submit To A Lower Standard of Living, A Police State, And A Fascist Global Government.
Resistance To The Globalist Tyranny Is Marginalized And Demonized. The Criminal and Traitorous Establishment Media Likes To Demonize Anti-Government Protests And State Secession Movements Around America As “Racist.” They Are Referring To American Dissidents and Freedom Fighters As “Right-Wing Extremists,” “Anti-Semitic,” and “Terrorists.”
It Is A Crime That They Are Connecting Protest And Freedom With Racism. This Political Playbook Is From The Depths of Hell. The Globalist Vultures Are Misusing American History For Political Gain. They Are Also Turning American Guilt About The Legacy of Slavery And Secession, Especially on The Left, Into A Psychological Weapon To Destroy Individual Rights, States Rights, and The American Constitution.
U.S. invites Russia to measure missile-defense test
By Susan Cornwell and Jim Wolf
WASHINGTON, – The United States has invited Russia to use its own radars and other sensors to size up one or more U.S. missile-defense flight tests as part of a new push to persuade Moscow that the system poses it no threat, a Pentagon official said on Tuesday.
The idea is to let Russia measure for itself the performance of U.S. interceptor missiles being deployed in and around Europe in what Washington says is a layered shield against missiles that could be fired by countries like Iran.
“These are smaller missiles,” Army Lieutenant General Patrick O’Reilly, director of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, told a forum hosted by the Atlantic Council. He referred to current and planned Standard Missile-3 interceptors built by Raytheon Co .
They would be ineffective as anti-missile interceptors against a country like Russia, whose strategic deterrent missiles are launched from deep inside its territory, he said. The SM-3 interceptor, to be based on land and at sea, “can’t reach that far.”
President Barack Obama pleased the Kremlin in 2009 by scrapping his predecessor’s plan for longer-range interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar installation in the Czech Republic, a move that helped to improve U.S.-Russian ties.
But Moscow says that Obama’s revised version, which includes participation by Romania, Poland, Turkey and Spain, could undermine Russia’s security if it becomes capable of neutralizing Russia’s nuclear deterrent and has warned of a new arms race if its concerns are not met.
Ellen Tauscher, undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, told the forum that the United States was prepared to offer Moscow written assurances that the system being built is not directed against Moscow.
But Tauscher, who held talks in Moscow last week on the issue with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, added: “We cannot provide legally binding commitments, nor can we agree to limitations on missile defense, which must necessarily keep pace with the evolution of the threat.”
She said she could not predict whether Russia and NATO would reach an agreement on missile defense cooperation in time for a NATO alliance summit next May that is due to consider the system’s progress. The United States would like to partner with Moscow to boost its performance, including by using Russian radar systems.
“As time goes on it gets harder (to wrap in Russia),” Tauscher said, “because the aperture to join this system will close eventually. It’s not an infinite opportunity.”
The Missile Defense Agency, in a follow-up email to Reuters, said it had not yet determined which test or tests it would open to active Russian participation.
Russia would not receive any classified performance data on the U.S. system, said Richard Lehner, an MDA spokesman, but would be welcome to use its own radars, sensors and other know-how to measure interceptor speed, altitude, distance and other parameters.
Tauscher said the planned missile shield would be robust enough to manage the threats that Washington projects in the Middle East but “certainly would only chase the tail of a Russian ICBM or SLBM.” Those are the acronyms for long-range missiles fired from land or from submarines.
“And that’s the truth,” she said. “Perhaps only with their eyes and ears will Russians embrace that.”
An Illegal Alien’s Guide to the Top Five Best Places to Live In America
By Bob Dane
Published June 29, 2011
When “relocating” to the United States, it’s best to avoid states that have selfishly put the interests of their legal residents ahead of yours with laws that hinder your access to jobs and benefits. But many attractive destinations remain, endorsed by millions of illegal aliens already living in each.
California’s state motto “Eureka” (I have found it!) aptly applies here. The state’s population includes 3.2 million illegal aliens — almost 24% of all illegal aliens in America — have chosen the Golden State as their preferred domicile.
Despite its $26 billion budget deficit, the state spends $21.5 billion dollars annually subsidizing illegal alien health care, education, welfare, other state benefits and criminal justice. Every California native-born household chips in $2438 each year to help.
Unless you commit a violent felony, the state leaves you alone. Los Angeles Special Order 40 – a sanctuary policy that sets the tone statewide – prevents local officers from inquiring about your immigration status.
Many “visitors” head straight for Central Valley, which depends on a combination of immigration and irrigation to produce almost 8 percent of America’s total agricultural output. You’ll be in good company because more than half of the farm workers in California have no work authorization.
Of course don’t forget in-state tuition for illegal aliens. Take advantage of the Dream Act in a place that can only be described as the Dream State for Illegal Aliens.
2. Montgomery Country, Maryland
If jobs are what attract you, then this upscale community close to our nation’s capital offers the mother of all magnets.
The first step to getting a job is to visit a Casa De Maryland (CASA) Welcome Center. Their employment specialists help you find a job and don’t give a hoot about your legal status. They will even help you acquire an IRS-issued taxpayer identification number because, of course, you’re here illegally and not eligible for a real Social Security number. This powerful organization is truly the illegal alien Welcome Wagon with $16 million in assets, $4.9M of it acquired in 2010 from government contracts!
Don’t worry about Secure Communities because the County recently opposed its implementation. And for college-bound illegal aliens, take advantage of in-state-tuition now that the state passed the Maryland Dream Act.
3. Washington State
There’s nothing like a valid driver’s license in your hip pocket to help you navigate the U.S. at will.
Most states require you to present your Social Security Number (SSN) to get one. Washington has made an exception. If you don’t already have a fake SSN – or aren’t “borrowing” one from a U.S. citizen – simply sign a form and bring a utility bill along to prove you’re living in the Evergreen State.
Don’t have a utility bill? Washington accepts Mexican Matrícula Consular ID cards as proof of identification. The state is not concerned with FBI and Department of Justice warnings that the cards are not reliable forms of ID and pose “major criminal and potential terrorist threats.”
Don’t even have a consular card? That’s even easier than getting a driver’s license. Visit the Mexican Consulate in Seattle and bring a birth certificate (they’re not concerned about whose it is) and proof of address.
Is this a great state or what?
4. Chicago – All of Illinois too!
The Beatles may have had you and Chicago — the whole state even — in mind when they sang “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Local politicians will entice you, excuse you, and if you don’t mind terribly, use you.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is a good friend of illegal aliens and a stalwart supporter of the DREAM Act.
U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez is your other friend. He’s on record saying, “I have only one loyalty, and that’s to the immigrant community.”
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is also on your team. He recently told the federal government that Illinois will not participate in Secure Communities.
What does remain is Chicago’s sanctuary city policy. You won’t be asked any questions if you keep out of trouble but should you get jailed, no one will check your immigration status even when you’re in custody.
Finally, Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emmanuel understands your needs; he used to be President Obama’s Chief of Staff. He’ll do what he can locally to continue the president’s agenda of dismantling of immigration enforcement.
Of course you’ll be expected to vote for all these folks once they figure out a way to make you legal but you’ll get used to it, quid-pro-quo voting is a Chicago-style tradition.
5. New Haven, Connecticut
New Haven is what its name implies – a haven for illegal aliens. You won’t need to fuss with legal documents like driver’s licenses, social security card, Green Card, visa or passport; there is a card just for you. In 2007, this town became the first in the country to offer ID cards to residents, “regardless of age or immigration status.”
The most useful aspect of having one of these cards is that it allows you to open a bank account and deposit money from the job you’re working — without legal authorization.
Interestingly, the New Haven ID card has embedded holograms so that no one can ever steal your identity. Yale’s hometown has thought of everything right down to making sure no one in town ever has a phony illegal alien ID card.
Given that the citizens of these destinations keep voting for politicians who enact policies that welcome illegal immigration, we’re certain they’ll be pleased by your arrival.
Bob Dane is Communications Director for FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. Kristen Williamson is Communications Assistant for FAIR.
China Wants To Construct A 50 Square Mile Self-Sustaining City South Of Boise, Idaho
Thanks to the trillions of dollars that the Chinese have made flooding our shores with cheap products, China is now in a position of tremendous economic power. So what is China going to do with all of that money? One thing that they have decided to do is to buy up pieces of the United States and set up “special economic zones” inside our country from which they can continue to extend their economic domination. One of these “special economic zones” would be just south of Boise, Idaho and the Idaho government is eager to give it to them. China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach for short) plans to construct a “technology zone” south of Boise Airport which would ultimately be up to 50 square miles in size. The Chinese Communist Party is the majority owner of Sinomach, so the 10,000 to 30,000 acre “self-sustaining city” that is being planned would essentially belong to the Chinese government. The planned “self-sustaining city” in Idaho would include manufacturing facilities, warehouses, retail centers and large numbers of homes for Chinese workers. Basically it would be a slice of communist China dropped right into the middle of the United States.
According to the Idaho Statesman, the idea would be to build a self-contained city with all services included. It would be modeled after the “special economic zones” that currently exist in China.
Perhaps the most famous of these “special economic zones” is Shenzhen. Back in the 1970s, Shenzhen was just a very small fishing village. Today it is a sprawling metropolis of over 14 million people.
If the Chinese have their way, we will soon be seeing these “special economic zones” pop up all over the United States.
So exactly who is “Sinomach”?
The following description of the company comes directly from the website of Sinomach….
With approval of the State Council, China National Machinery Industry Corporation (SINOMACH) was established in January 1997. SINO-MACH is a large scale, state-owned enterprise group under the supervision of the State Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.
As you can see, Sinomach is basically an arm of the Chinese government.
The borrower is always the servant of the lender, and now China is buying up America.
The reality is that Sinomach is not looking only at Idaho. Sinomach is in discussions to develop “special economic zones” all over the United States.
Sinomach has recently dispatched delegations to Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania to explore the possibility of establishing “special economic zones” in those states.
Will such “self-contained communities” soon start appearing from coast to coast?
According to Dr. Jerome Corsi, the U.S. government has already set up 257 “foreign trade zones” across America. These “foreign trade zones” will apparently be given “special U.S. customs treatment” and will be used to promote global free trade….
“The FTZs tend to be located near airports, with easy access into the continental NAFTA and WTO multi-modal transportation systems being created to move free-trade goods cheaply, quickly and efficiently throughout the continent of North America.”
So what do our politicians think about all of this?
Most of them are greatly in favor of it.
“Idaho’s the last state that should say we don’t want to do business with Asia,” Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little said last year. “Asia’s where the money is.”
So will all of this “foreign investment” really bring jobs back to the American people?
Perhaps a few, but the truth is that these “special economic zones” that the Chinese are setting up are designed to be self-contained communist Chinese communities. Some Americans will likely be employed in these areas, but not nearly as many as our politicians would have you to believe.
In addition, these “special economic zones” represent a massive national security threat. The communist Chinese could potentially be able to bring in and store massive amounts of military equipment virtually undetected.
In the days of the Cold War, we would have never dreamed of giving the Russians a 50 square mile city in the middle of Idaho.
But today we have become convinced that the communist Chinese want to be our great friends.
The following quote originally appeared in the Idaho Statesman, but has since apparently been taken down….
“The Chinese are looking for a beachhead in the United States,” said Idaho Commerce Secretary Don Dietrich. “Idaho is ready to give them one.”
If relations between the U.S. and China go south someday, we will deeply regret giving China so many open doors.
The truth is that you can never fully trust the communist Chinese. Their top military officers talk about a coming conflict with the United States all the time. China is extremely interested in North America. In fact, the Chinese and the Mexicans have even been holding talks on military cooperation.
But even if you don’t consider the communist Chinese to be a military threat, you should be deeply concerned about the economic implications of what is happening.
Today, tens of millions of Americans are wondering why the economy is so bad.
Well, there are a lot of reasons, but the fact that we have sent China thousands of our factories, millions of our jobs and trillions of dollars of our national wealth is a major contributing factor.
If you do not know the truth about how badly the Chinese economy is wiping the floor with the Americen economy then you need to read this article: “40 Signs The Chinese Economy Is Beating The Living Daylights Out Of The U.S. Economy”.
Beautiful new infrastructure is going up all over China today, and meanwhile many of our once great manufacturing cities are turning into rotted-out war zones.
China would not be what they are today if we had insisted that they abandon the communist system and respect basic human rights before we ever opened up trade with them.
But that did not happen. Instead we enthusiastically welcomed China into the WTO and we let the predatory Chinese system run wild.
In 2010, China had a “current account balance” of over 272 billion dollars, which was the largest in the world.
In 2010, the United States had a “current account balance” of negative 561 billion dollars. According to the CIA world factbook, that put us in last place in the entire world. In fact, our negative current account balance was more than 9 times larger than anyone else in the world. If you go check out this chart it will give you a really good idea of how nightmarish our trade situation has become.
The world is changing and nothing is ever going to be the same again.
Just ask the residents of Boise, Idaho – they are about to have a 50 square mile self-contained communist Chinese city plopped right into their backyard.
The ghost towns of China: Amazing satellite images show cities meant to be home to millions lying deserted
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 10:53 AM on 18th December 2010
These amazing satellite images show sprawling cities built in remote parts of China that have been left completely abandoned, sometimes years after their construction.
Elaborate public buildings and open spaces are completely unused, with the exception of a few government vehicles near communist authority offices.
Some estimates put the number of empty homes at as many as 64 million, with up to 20 new cities being built every year in the country’s vast swathes of free land.
The photographs have emerged as a Chinese government think tank warns that the country’s real estate bubble is getting worse, with property prices in major cities overvalued by as much as 70 per cent.
Ghost city: Kangbashi was meant to be the urban centre for wealthy coal-mining community Ordos and home to its one million workers, but its roads are eerily empty and the houses stand vacant
The mostly empty city of Bayannao¿er, which boasts a beautiful town hall and World Bank-sponsored water reclamation building
Of the 35 major cities surveyed, property prices in eleven including Beijing and Shanghai were between 30 and 50 per cent above their market value, the China Daily said, citing the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Prices in Fuzhou, capital of the southeastern province of Fujian, had the worst property bubble with average house prices more than 70 per cent higher than their market value, according to the survey conducted in September.
The average price in the 35 cities surveyed was nearly 30 per cent above the market value, the report said.
Property prices have remained stubbornly high despite the government adopting a slew of measures since April including hiking minimum downpayments to at least 30 per cent and ordering banks not to provide loans for third home purchases.
Prices in 70 major cities were up 0.2 per cent in October from the previous month and 8.6 percent higher than a year ago, official data showed.
The increase came after prices gained 0.5 per cent month on month in September, which was the first increase since May.
Property bubble: Zhengzhou New District features vast public buildings that have never been used
Half of Erenhot is empty. The other half is unfinished
Now here’s Kangbashi, a new city with capacity for 300,000 — that houses 30,000
Massive stimulus measures taken since 2008 to fend off the financial crisis injected huge amounts of liquidity in the market and have been blamed for fuelling real estate prices.
‘The government target is not clear and policy is incoherent,’ CASS senior research Ni Pengfei was quoted saying.
According to research carried out by Time magazine, fixed-asset investment in the Asian country accounted for more than 90 per cent of its overall growth – with residential and commercial real estate investment making up nearly a quarter of that.
Regional governments across China have been building massive real estate projects, including Kangbashi in Inner Mongolia and Zhengzhou New District, which have remained empty, because of the high prices and interest in investment.
Kangbashi, which was built in just five years, was meant to be the urban centre for Ordos City – a wealthy coal-mining hub home to 1.5million people.
It was filled with office towers, administrative centres, museums, theatres and sports facilities as well as thousands of homes, but remains virtually deserted.
The ghost city of Dantu has been mostly empty for over a decade
The orange area to the north-east of the Xinyang has yet to be occupied
No cars in the city except for approximately 100 clustered around the government headquarters
Zhengzhou New District residential towers: Soaring property prices in China and high levels of investment has fuelled the construction of up several new cities. Experts fear a subsequent property crash could damage the global economy
Prices have continued to soar, investors have increasingly turned to property speculation fuelling the continued bubble.
The onset of the 2008 global recession was the bursting of the real estate bubble in the U.S. and experts fear a similar situation in China could prove catastrophic for still struggling economies and banking systems.
Beijing has introduced measures to cool ‘ridiculous’ property prices, but the risks of a crash mean the campaign is unlikely to ease up in the next year.
Public discontent has been fuelled by high prices in China’s cities and the measures, introduced in April, have made it more difficult for speculators and developers to hoard land and chase up prices as lending has been restricted.
Wang Shi, chairman of China Vanke – the country’s largest property developer – said: ‘Tightening measures will not loosen next year.
‘If we can control the pace of property price gains within a reasonable range, it’s already an achievement.’
In most neighbourhoods of Dantu, there are no cars, no signs of life
A giant empty hotel sits in the city of Erenhot
This city was built in the middle of a desert: Erenhot, Xilin Gol, Inner Mongolia
Property sales for Vanke already exceeded $15billion so far this year, but Mr Shi has insisted China will not end up in a worse place than Dubai – where a property price bubble imploded during the global financial crisis.
He said: ‘It could be really, really bad without the government stepping in.
‘If the bubble bursts, Japan’s past will be China’s present.’
But short-seller Jim Chanos has issued a more dire warning, and said he expected China’s economy to implode in a real estate bust.
He said the country was ‘on an economic treadmill to hell’ and the country’s bubble was ‘Dubai times 1,000’.
In the 1980s, Tokyo saw a massive rise in property prices and a subsequent crash. The Hong Kong property market experienced a similar phenomenon in the 1990s.
This $19 billion development is packed with blocks of empty houses
This giant new development doesn’t even have a name yet