Sunday, August 23, 2015

Slow Saturday Special: Maine Now Immune to Somali Immigrants

That's because there is a vaccine against them:

"Maine can vaccinate child over mother’s wishes, court says" by Alanna Durkin Associated Press  August 15, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine — State officials can have a child in their custody vaccinated over the objections of a parent, Maine’s highest court ruled this week.

More proof that the $y$tem works for pharmaceutical corporations and not you.

In a 3-to-1 decision, the Supreme Judicial Court upheld a lower-court decision that ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to vaccinate a child against the wishes of the mother, who does ‘‘not believe in viruses,’’ the court said.

Oh, I believe in them; I'm just not sure where they are coming from.

The child — who, along with the mother, was not identified in the case — had been taken into temporary state custody because of concerns that the mother’s continued relationship with the 1-year-old’s father put the child’s safety at risk, the court said.

The mother chose not to vaccinate her child ‘‘based on her refusal to accept scientific facts,’’ and did not give the child antibiotics because she believes that the ‘‘mind can cure all,’’ the ruling said.

I knew she would be presented as crazy, and the $cience is so $kewed regarding so many i$$ues now who knows what is happening in that field?

The justices said the state agency was correct to take the child into its custody, finding there was sufficient evidence that the child was in jeopardy at the home. Their ruling also said that the department has the right to make medical decisions, including those related to vaccinations, for a child in its care.

Yes, they can come for your kids in Maine.

Erika Bristol, an attorney for the mother, said she is not sure what action her client will take next. Bristol said the mother believes that people should be allowed to hold their own views on health care without being punished.

‘‘People are allowed to have opinions that aren’t supported by science in other issues,’’ Bristol said. ‘‘But apparently in Maine that is not the case with vaccinations.’’

Not when it comes to the needle$.

A spokesman for the state agency declined Friday to comment on the decision.

Justice Joseph Jabar, writing a dissent to the vaccination ruling, noted that Maine law allows parents to forgo the preventive treatment for personal and religious reasons. He said the decision to disregard the mother’s views on vaccinations effectively terminates her parental rights.

What it was meant to do.

‘‘It is not up to us to determine whether the law giving the parents the right to opt out of vaccinations is wise or medically sound — the Legislature has given parents this right,’’ Jabar said.

‘‘If the department wants to vaccinate the child immediately over the parent’s objection, it should request a hearing and convince the court by clear and convincing evidence that this statutory parental right should be terminated.’’


You may have more in common with Somalis than you think up there:

"Somali transplants put down roots in Maine; Leasing of farm plots heartens a growing colony of Somali transplants" by Brian MacQuarrie Globe Staff  August 16, 2015

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — The men and women working the soil are refugees from Somalia, ethnic Bantus who fled a brutal civil war more than a decade ago and found their way to an unlikely home in Lewiston, a former mill city 35 miles north of Portland.

They clung together in tenements, strangers in a wary city where their reception ranged between chilly and hostile. But now, after years of gradual acceptance, they are emerging to rediscover the joys of an agrarian past: Somalis working the farm.

A “win-win for everybody.” 


They are fertilizer-free gardens brimming with corn grown with African seeds. There are beans, kale, and cilantro, too — all of which makes it back to kitchens in Lewiston, where exotic garb and aromas from the Horn of Africa are staking a claim in a city long accustomed to French-Canadian customs and cooking.

The farmers do not work in the fields all day but rather travel to Intervale for a few hours near dusk. The work has become more of a therapeutic hobby....

Well, I'm hungry. Are we eating or not?

It’s a life that continues to expand from the crowded Lewiston apartments where many Somali refugees, drawn by word of mouth and low-cost housing, arrived from 100 American cities in 35 states. Lewiston officials estimate that between 4,000 to 5,000 Somalis live in the city, which has an official population of 36,000.

Of course, we are told that is not why they come. One of the 100 cities is allegedly the terrorist hotbed of Minneapolis, and every now and then the government trots out some manipulated idiot and patsy or few as wanting to join Al-CIA-Bob (pronounced Al-Sha-Bob) in Somalia. The Horn is key to monitoring shipping lanes (good thing pirates all gone).

At first, Lewiston residents worried that they could not afford a large influx of impoverished African immigrants. The city’s mayor wrote an open letter in 2002 urging Somalis, nearly all of whom are Muslim, to slow down their migration. And in 2003, a white supremacist group based in Wyoming traveled across the country to stage an anti-Somali rally in Lewiston.

As late as 2012, Mayor Robert Macdonald offered this advice for Somali immigrants in a 2012 interview with the BBC: “You come here, you come and you accept our culture, and you leave your culture at the door.”

Macdonald has since changed his perspective.

“The Somalis are becoming a part of the community now, and there are no problems that I know of,” he said. “They’re farmers. That’s what they do, and they do a very good job of it.”

I'm not surprised. We know what the problem is once you consider the grand scale of deception and deceit underlying the basis for the wars. The term false flag sends you on a journey from which you never return.

Other signs of acceptance abound. 

As it should, because most American people are good, decent people just trying to get along in this world -- unlike the thieving, perverted, mass-murdering, war-criminal cla$$ that rules them. We don't blame immigrants for the larger economic forces at work that benefit from the very problem they are proclaiming they wi$h to $olve.

A Somali man sits on the School Committee, the police are looking to recruit Somali officers, and the children of refugees are beginning to graduate from college. Somalis have found jobs with the city, at L.L. Bean and Walmart, and in the many Somali stores that have emerged along downtown Lisbon Street.

Sort of a reverse segregation, but that's okay.

Lincoln Jeffers, the city’s director of economic and community development, estimated that the unemployment rate among Somalis in Lewiston is only slightly higher than the state rate of 4.7 percent.

And much lower than native African-American citizens.

Deeper roots have brought greater acceptance and an improved quality of life, said the Somali farmers, nearly all of whom are now US citizens.

“There is some prejudice. You can’t completely erase that out,” Libah said. “But back home in Africa, we are not welcome. So, why would we want to go home? We’ll be here forever.”

The war-promoting, supremacist Jew media and agenda-pushing, tyrannical government are doing all they can.

Libah and other Somalis said they have good relations with their white neighbors — much better than they had with other ethnic groups in Somalia, where the Bantu have been marginalized since being brought as slaves to the Horn of Africa centuries ago. Just less than half of Lewiston’s Somalis are Bantus, Libah said.

 I'm not going to get into the whole slavery debate here. I wasn't even around then.

For Yarow, the peace of mind she feels in Lewiston is far from the anxiety of inner-city living in Dallas and St. Louis.

“Maine is the best place I have ever been,” she said. “In the other states, my kids could not go out and play freely. Here, you can walk outside even at 1 a.m., no problem.”

I can relate to that.


Do Somalis also shop for shrimp?

Not as welcome in New Hampshire:

"Man charged in racist graffiti case to plead guilty" Associated Press  August 15, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire man accused of writing racist graffiti on the homes of four refugee families in Concord is expected to plead guilty next month to felony criminal mischief.

The Concord Monitor reported that Raymond Stevens’ attorney filed a motion last week saying that he has been deemed fit to stand trial and now plans to enter a guilty plea.

He faces up to 30 years in prison. A hearing has been scheduled for Sept 2.

The 44-year-old was arrested in October 2013 and charged with writing hateful messages in black permanent marker on the homes of four African refugee families in the same Concord neighborhood in 2011 and 2012.

On one home was scrawled, ‘‘The subhumans in this house are enjoying a free ride.’’ On another, ‘‘Go back to your hell and leave us alone.’’

He shot himself in the head on his 43d birthday the month after his arrest, but survived. The shooting prompted several competency exams to determine if Stevens could be tried.

What pharmaceuticals was he taking?

The crimes — unsolved for more than a year — ended in Stevens’ arrest after Concord Detective Wade Brown looked through more than 1,000 criminal files and complaints.


RelatedCutting Short Coverage of Obama's African Trip

I'll expand on that just a bit

"South Sudan leader delays signing compromise deal" Associated Press  August 17, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir refused Monday to sign a peace agreement with rebel forces, saying he needs more time, mediators said Monday.

Good thing Obama left, what with his greatest victory now snatched away.

Kiir said he needs 15 days before he will sign the agreement with rebel leader Riek Machar, according to mediators in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. Machar signed the accord before Kiir refused.

Some South Sudanese women who participated in the negotiations were seen crying after Kiir said he would not sign. Others banged tables to express their disappointment.

I'll bet it was a really good deal, too, if the women negotiated it.

Machar told reporters he was surprised by Kiir’s decision. ‘‘I didn’t know that he was not going to sign,’’ he said. ‘‘I couldn’t find any explanation for this because he had it all. There is no reason why he requested for more time. We had a good agreement, he had a lion’s share on many areas.’’

I'm not. Peace talk in a war paper? Ha-ha-ha-ha! I've seen too much of that over the years; it's all public relations propaganda for populations souring on wars going badly.

The international community had hoped South Sudan’s rival factions would finally reach a political settlement after months of on-off negotiations under the mediation of a regional bloc known as IGAD.

The United States urged the warring factions to reach a peace agreement by Aug. 17 or face sanctions.

IGAD, they defied the U.S.?

Donald Booth, US special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, described Kiir’s decision as ‘‘unexpected,’’ saying he hopes the president will sign the agreement soon.

Sure as hell looks like an ally based on the tepid response.


Said he need two weeks, so....

"Fighting resumes in South Sudan after peace deal is not signed" Associated Press  August 20, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda — Fighting resumed in parts of South Sudan between government troops and rebel forces two days after the president declined to sign a peace deal, a military spokesman said Wednesday.

No doubt the U.S. is backing both.

President Salva Kiir, under international pressure to reach a compromise agreement with rebel leader Riek Machar, surprised mediators on Monday when he refused to sign the peace agreement after days of negotiations, saying he needs more time to consult.

That decision has been condemned by the international community, with the United States saying it will pursue new UN sanctions as a consequence.

It's the first step to removing a regime.

With fresh reports of aggression between the country’s warring factions, it remains unclear if Kiir will ever sign the deal, which includes provisions on how to share power with Machar and also calls for a demilitarized capital.

There is the second step being reported.

Now there is fighting in Manyo County in the state of Upper Nile, close to the border with Sudan, with rebels trying to take areas controlled by government troops, said a South Sudanese military spokesman.

There also was fighting Tuesday in Eastern Equatoria state near the border with Uganda. 

Egad, Uganda!

There had been no previous fighting in this area, suggesting that the rebels are trying to open a new front.


"South Sudan writer dead after warning" Washington Post   August 21, 2015

As South Sudan missed another deadline to sign a peace agreement that would end its civil war this week, President Salva Kiir issued what appeared to be an ominous warning to journalists.

‘‘The freedom of press does not mean that you work against your country,’’ Kiir said during a news conference Sunday. ‘‘And if anybody among them does not know this country has killed people, we will demonstrate it one day on them.’’

On Thursday, Kiir’s comments took on a new significance when a South Sudanese journalist was shot dead by unknown gunmen. Colleagues say that Peter Moi, a reporter with the New Nation newspaper, was killed as he left his offices in Juba.

Kiir’s comments had already drawn condemnation from the Committee to Protect Journalists, a nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. It viewed the comments as a threat against South Sudanese journalists who had criticized Kiir’s failure to reach a peace deal and published allegations of corruption. 

Any threat against journalists is taken seriously here, even if it is against the propaganda pre$$ and is a psyop (like the ISIS head-choppings).


At least he wasn't raped.


Somali-American helps others adjust to life in US

So how long before there is a "terror incident" in Maine?

Obamas finishing up Vineyard vacation

Had to get that last round of golf in before heading back to D.C.


"Maine’s congressional delegation has asked officials for help training workers at a Jay mill who are scheduled to be laid off this fall. The Kennebec Journal reports Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representative Bruce Poliquin sent a letter Thursday to the secretary of labor asking approval for a petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance for the 300 workers set to be laid off from the Androscoggin Mill. Trade Adjustment Assistance provides job training and worker assistance programs to Americans who have been affected by foreign competition."