I agree, there is enough shit to straighten out here at home.
4 ups, 5y
When I was in High School, I participated in a club for a year called "Club PB&J", where we would make Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches every first Saturday of the month, and donate them to the Homeless population in Downtown.
There are SOOO many here in America, born and raised...
So many that fought for our country, so many who have lost good paying jobs cause companies pay pennies on the dollar oversees for foreign workers...
We NEED AMERICA to become strong again by making AMERICANS who love this country strong again!
Once America is strong.. then we can help the world.
I feel bad about the refugees... but send them to other Arab/Muslim countries closer to their home, that share their same ideology... instead of bringing them here and having them demand we cater to them and adopt Sharia Law.... HECK NO!!!
You come to America... You learn English, you obey our laws... you become AMERICAN!
At home you can speak whatever language you want, teach your children about your holidays, their heritage, that is OK... but do not teach them to hate the very country that they live in!
Do not change America into whatever country you came from... if you want to do that... then stay where you were!
America... for AMERICANS... no matter what country your grandparents or parents or you come from... you come here, you become AMERICAN and love this country!
So sick of the Syrians in this town coming here, all living in brand new, nice looking apartment complexs that are fully furnished from IKEA and other name brand stores with brand new everything! Then they hang around there all day bullying everyone walking past and stealing my son's bike and beating him up for confronting them...
THEN... the police do absolutely NOTHING about it! Except scold my son!
Everything was caught on survelliance tape and now, it has vanished and I am told not to create an issue.... WHo was stealing??? They were caught red handed and beat a minor... 3 adult syrian males!
And islam is supposed to be a "religion of peace" and they supposedly don't steal... yeah right!
Didn't mean to go on about this....But I am SOOOO sick of them taking over my once peaceful town and acting like they are far superior to all of us and above the law.
We may do that...
His bike was chained up at the train station... video survelliance cameras are pointing all over the area... including where his bike was AND where they started beating him with sticks they were carrying...
When the police showed up, they guys acted indignant like it was my son's fault for locking up his bike there... then the police sided with the adults male thugs and told my son not to make a big deal out of this...
Well, he is still bruised and it cost $119 to fix the damages they created on his bike when they tried to take it apart to steal it! Cost another $65 in co-pay at the urgent care.
When I asked about getting the tapes, they said the survelliance cameras didnt tape any of it... "REALLY????? Why are they up there?"
Their answer... to deter thieves and would be assailants... WOW!
Guess the Syrian thugs got the memo that they can attack and do what they will there cause no one is watching!
It used to be homeless would hang out around there... this is what started my train of thought with the Syrians to begin with... but now, even they don't want to be there where the Syrians steal and beat them up.
Bring it to court. You'll get a quick settlement, trust me. The politicians in your city definitely won't want stories like that circling around. And I'm sure it was taped, unless they were dummy cameras. I would definitely advise you to get a lawyer, things like that should not go unpunished. How is your son doing, btw? Were they very bad injuries?
Thank you H2O for asking....
My son is getting better... he has bruising still.. but it is healing. We took pics of him in his bathing shorts to document most of the bruising... had the sticks been any thinner, I am sure it would have broken skin!
I think at this point he is more emotionally upset, and fearful of riding his bike or locking it up and leaving it somewhere for fear of an encore performance by these thugs...
He has gone out a few times since then to hang with friends... but lately has been picked up to go to their house instead of riding his bike or taking the train.
Truly... this is what you would call terrorism, cause he IS terrified of them doing it again :-(
Sue for emotional distress, pain and suffering, and an assault charge will probably get them locked up. Since they are wards of the state, you'll definitely just get a settlement. You deserve it after all you guys have been through.
I am not the suing type...
What I do want is... IF they hate America and Americans so badly, or if they break our laws... send em back...
There are enough muslim countries that can easily afford to house them and certainly have the space... but they are not led by bleeding heart liberals who feel that they gotta save muslims and other non americans BEFORE doing a thing to help REAL Americans... Americans who were born here, who love our country and many who have unaddressed mental issues cause they served our Country well.
They are being tossed aside like garbage, while the American haters are given the red carpet, a free ride and kid glove treatment... break a law, attack an American? No worries.. we will look the other way cause we don't want to be labeled racist.
WHAT THE HECK???
Do you see WHY I am so upset?
Had it been a white college age kid stealing my son's bike, then beating him with a stick, he would have been arrested for assault! I am sure they would have found the video survelliance tapes too!
And with the IKEA thing... you know what? If they had been living in refugee camps... they would have been thrilled with an apartment furnished from Goodwill and thought that they won the lottery. I am OK with them having new mattresses... cause the thought of anyone, refugee or homeless or anyone sleeping on a used mattress is gross...
But NOT all new EVERYTHING!
And I think it is TOTALLY wrong to have them all living in one complex... unless it is the governments idea of keeping better tabs on them... and with the ornate fences all around the complex,, it would be easy enough for them to put into lock down mode if necessary...
But I don't think that all living in one huge complex is going to make them want to assimilate and become American... it is just going to become a "Little Syria" and nothing else.
When we, as neighbors, try to reach out and talk to them or smile (univeral language) they scowl at us and have literally ran a few off their complex!
So yeah... I have a problem with the way this refugee issue is being handled... but I am NOT racist... I would be totally open to and happy with making friends with the Syrian women if they were open to it... but they are not,,, at all.
I am sure I could learn a lot from them, and they could learn a lot from me...but it will take a miracle and nothing short of a miracle to have it happen under current conditions here and how the refugee situation is being handled.
These Islam apologists just don't understand the idealogy of Islam and how dangerous it is. The Quran instructs them to deceive non-believers. The very same Muslim Imam who spoke at an Orlando mosque before the attack saying that "gays should be killed out of compassion", pretended to "condemn" the attack afterwards! It's what known as "taqiyya", lying to further Islam.
It's exactly why so many people are fooled into thinking Islam is a religion of peace. The FOUNDER of Islam, the fake prophet, was a war mongerer, rapist and pedophile. He abused women, preached that women are inferior and preached violence, all while claiming this is what the "god" allah wanted. He was a master manipulator who tried to justify his savage behavior by claiming it was approved by allah. I don't understand how anyone could think a person like Muhammed could create a peaceful religion!
There is A LOT of stereotyping going on in this comment. I mean really, does every syrian live in a new apartment furnished with ikea in the US? I know several muslims who fled war and violence, came to america (through legal channels mind you) took the oath, learned english and most certainly do NOT want to impose sharia law. Most of this is just fear mongering from people who are afraid. Dont be afraid. Sure there are bad people, and that sucks about your son's bike, but I just read in the news about a syrian refugee who found $50,000 in an apartment he was renting and turned it into the police instead of keeping it. Its not fair to generalize people, and I am sure there are white, black, latino and asian people who "hang around all day bullying everyone walking past and stealing things and beating people up for confronting them...".
That is really cool about the guy that turned in the money...
And yes.. the entire brand new complex is just for the Syrians and Yes, there is a group taking them to IKEA to buy them brand new everything... all their rent is paid by government.. not sure about the IKEA trips.. I have seen them in person there with guys encouraging them to get things that even the refugees are not wanting.. heard one guy tell a man "Hey, it's free money... might as well get it, and you can sell it and make some money on the side"
My daughter and her fiance witnessed the guys face at that comment and he looked at the white guy with an odd "What the Heck" look.
The day we were there, there were 7 families with the "personal shoppers", all men... and only the males were with the personal shoppers.. the women and kids held back trying to not be noticed.
Yes,,, you are right, they are not all thugs... but ALL the ones I have personally dealt with do NOT want to be American, they refuse to learn the language and are VERY arrogant and act superior to everyone who is not in their niche.
I have tried to be friendly, maybe it is their culture... but they refuse to associate with anyone American, not sure if out of fear or what... but the teens and young adults do hang around all day, looking for trouble. I have never witnessed this before now... most Asians I know are the hardest working people I know (My best friend is Filipino and she IS the hardest working person I know.. always has been an A student and now a successful business woman).
Most of the blacks and hispanics I grew up with now are successful in their lives and I have never witnessed thugs like these kids now.. and I grew up in Southern California!
I am not racist.. just pointing out actual facts... this is NOT cool!
If they want to become Americans and love America... I welcome ALL to America...
But... from ALL that I have witnessed... they do NOT want to be Americans... and they spout HATE at America... it is a powderkeg waiting to explode over there...
The police know it.. that is why they tell us to let it go...
To tolerate the ill behavior... to allow them to continue their brazen attacks on my neighbors and our kids.
Someone just tonight said that all the patriotic decorations for a block or so if the complex are gone... including a house, that every year has a sea of American flags...
I have not been by to see it for myself... but I do know his flags were out in mass the other day...
We can't even help the ones that need it at home, so I never understood how we can bring more in and set them up better then the ones born and raised here? If we were able to help ourselves and have the means to help others after I'd say sure thing! That's my thoughts
I actually had someone tell me we should do away with the programs that we do have here for legals, so we can afford to take in more. He also had no suggestions for our 19 trillion dollar debt. I don't know if people call what they are doing "thinking" or what, but whatever it is they are doing it needs to stop.
Things seemed to loosen up for a while, but I'm noticing what seems like censorship lately whereby memes are either not featuring, or more likely, templates that routinely sail through in 1 hour are purposely being held back and taking 2-3 hours...
My thoughts are that there are a few mods that review them all, and some just get the job done faster than others it seems. Its the only rhyme or reason I can find for it.
7 ups, 5y,
My parents neighbour's wife is from Jordan, they were out there last year, over 800,000 refugees living there in tent cities spanning miles, wtf is the problem? It f**king frustrates me nothing is being done to reverse the situation. Somebody shoot someone!
I'm all for helping others, but I think we need to help people here at home first.
Now, I'm sure many a liberal will complain about that, or they will complain about "we need more welfare". I just wonder how many of these bleeding heart liberals are spending 12+ hours a week volunteering their time in the community, or giving 10% of their paycheck every week to charity.
If you sacrifice your time and money to help others, then you have the right to complain about the government not helping people enough. But if not, then get the f**k off my case
Tbh I think those people should start helping themselves. 800,000 people, you out number ISIS more than 20:1. And why are we bringing healthy young men here? They should help fight, and we should be bringing mainly elderly adults and young children here.
That's where the problem lies, when you start wholesale relocating refugees where do you stop?
2 ups, 5y
Well said! but liberal magic? It's like magnets, how do they work?
7 ups, 5y,
Unfortunately, Barack Obama and the rest of his ilk don't care about real Americans. It's so evident that you really can't ignore the fact unless you're so far up his ass.
He hates what America stands for and he treats veterans who fought for our way of life, like crap while taking in people from other countries who are mixed with ISIS members. ISIS even said they would mix in with he refugees. It isn't like they're being silent about it.
There is no question in my mind that he sees himself and Americans as world citizens first. Their vision is a world where no one nation is any stronger, richer or better at anything than any other nation.
I won't take it so far as to say he IS a Muslim, although he may be one at heart, but it is clear his upbringing in that environment has had a dramatic impact on his approach to anything remotely related to it.
Actually... everything he says and does tells me he really is, in his heart a muslim...
He has made SOOO many references, done SO many things that a normal American would NEVER think to say or do... I think I will make a meme with ALL his blunders... No.. that would be TOO long... I will make one with his top 10 classic "I'm a Muslim" blunders... I am about to leave for vacation, so I won't be able to have access to a computer while I am travelling, but, as soon as I get there, next Wednesday... I will be able to make it....
Watch for it!
It will blow you away and prove that he is deep down, a muslim... his father was, his schooling in Indonesia was Muslim, he practiced it then, and in his heart... that is who HE identifies with... not a Christian, not even a true American.
I think he studied and taught the Constitution so that he could figure out "HOW" to destroy it.. and America.
I can only take him at his word for that, although after he leaves office those closest may disclose something different. As I said earlier I have not doubt he is heavily sympathetic. Maybe I should have added that the degree of which not only clouds his judgement but often obstructs it entirely.
Exactly, this is all part of the Islamic way of conquering. Taqiyya or deception, was preached by Muhammed. It states to lie and deceive all non-believers to further Islam. A lot of these countries Islamic countries in the middle east have only become such in the past 50-75 years.
The hilarious thing about what you said is that it is actually Congress REPUBLICANS who don't seem to care about veterans. Obama looks like he doesn't care, but only because he hasn't had a chance to sign any new measures because McConnell shoits everything down.
My state's Senator proposed a bill to impose a tax to improve veterans programs. It was a small one, but it would add up to several hundreds of millions of dollars for vet benefits programs. McConnell got to the floor and preached about how this was an example of Obama using his presidential powers abusively, even though he had nothing to do with the bill. But go ahead. Prove to me that you are a Conservative by ignoring the facts and jumping to illogical conclusions.
4 ups, 5y,
I'm a constitutional conservative on just about every issue you can think about.
I know for a fact Barack Obama hasn't done diddly-squat, or tried to do diddly- squat for veterans. I don't care what others have done or not done. I'm talking about Barack Obama.
The job of the legislature is to create laws for political entities which the President will then sign into law. But he can't actually sign anything into law if no bills concerning the issue get through to him. And I know you're Conservative. Once again, your ignorance of facts is very telling.
5 ups, 5y,
The president does a lot of things that he isn't legally able to do. Obama care is just one on a long list of illegal actions he has forced on us. So don't give me this crap about him not being able to do anything about our veterans. If he really wanted to help, he would do it, regardless.
Sorry, but what does Obamacare have to do with what we were talking about?
And if he did do something like pass an Executive Order to help veteran, would you Conservatives take it as another assault on your rights and hate it? Which side of you would prevail: The side of you that hates Obama, or the side of you that wants to help veterans?
4 ups, 5y,
It's up to the federal government to secure and protect our borders from enemies both foreign and domestic and to uphold the constitution. Healthcare for the citizens is not the federal government's job and neither is gay rights or bathroom rights. These are all state government issues. So what Obama has done is illegal.
As for your question about taking care of veterans, I would praise that, since veterans are actually federal government's responsibility. Also, as good citizens, it is up to us as well, to help veterens in need.
What about his executive order granting amnesty for millions of illegals. He completely bypassed the legislature on that one. So why didn't he do anything like that for vets I wonder? Hm. And what about when the democrats controlled the senate and congress?
Whenever he uses an executive order, people flip out, like you just pointed out. If he uses an executive order and bypasses the legislature, who says the people won't get mad at THAT, even if it is for a good cause?
The voucher system for vets already has and is being discussed, however some members (probably on both sides) don't want to get out of the hospital business (VA). Maybe a new tax is needed, but we should be able to look at other options before we add taxes that will never go away and probably get used to pay for some other unintended use once in place. As for you "obstructionist Congress comment made elsewhere, Harry Reed set a high bar. It is also intellectually dishonest to ignore the fact that BOTH sides attach poison pills to bills solely with the intent of making the other side look bad for voting for or against that bill. This is an issue the line item veto would resolve and assure that a bill passed or failed on it's own merit.
Okay, I'll go with that, but that's where I think sometimes you get misunderstood, and I know have made the same assumption on comments I've seen you make before. While "Congress" seems generic, it generally associated with the current majority. Maybe that's just me. My blood pressure goes up when I see one party getting singled out when both play the games that only they can win and the public is always the loser.