Africans in Maine: We don’t want to live in the forest! We hate snakes!

This news from earlier this month has been languishing in my posting queue and today I thought it was time for a little laugh.

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Maine has very few snakes.  This one, a black-racer, is rare.

I’ve been telling you about the African asylum seekers migrating to Maine where the welfare is excellent.

So many have arrived in Portland that new ‘welcoming’ communities needed to be found with available housing.

Here we have a story from the Associated Press in which the Africans say they don’t want to live in the forests of Maine.

Some families expressed fear about being relocated from the busy city to towns where the vast woods that are part of Maine’s identity could trigger bad memories from their journeys. They recalled seeing fellow asylum seekers fall to their deaths, get swept away by rivers, starve to death and get bitten by venomous snakes in Panama’s infamous Darien Gap, a jungle that’s known for dangerous wildlife and bandits.

These are city dwellers who expected to be set up in ethnic enclaves in Portland, not sent to small town Maine.

Neil Munro, writing at Breitbart (Hat tip: Mary) then picked up the story and had a little fun with it:

Migrants to Progressives: Protect Us from Our Fear of Snakes in Maine

“Maine probably isn’t the place a dedicated herpetologist would like to spend much time,” reports a webpage about snakes in Maine. “There are only nine species and two sub-species of snakes in the Pine Tree State, none of them venomous and only one considered endangered. The Maine Herpetological Society lists three other species as having “special concern” status, with dwindling numbers in the state.”

I was reminded of news I reported at Refugee Resettlement Watch a few years ago where Syrian Muslims were refusing to be placed in Sweden’s forested region because they feared the forests too.

That 2015 story is still available at The Local.  Asylum seekers refused to get off the bus that took them to a region of Sweden used primarily by holiday-seeking Swedes.

Of course, you and I are thinking—picky, picky, picky!

If they were truly running for their lives as they proclaim, then living where most of us would love to vacation because of its natural beauty should be gratefully accepted.

Use of Dental X-rays to Age the 'Children,' Verboten say Medical 'Ethicists'

In my previous post I told you about the large percentage of  “children” in federal custody who are purportedly under 18 years of age.
This is a companion piece because the dilemma is this—how do you know if the “child” is being truthful about his or her age?  Apparently we call in dental experts to provide forensic X-rays—a practice which has the Left in hissy-fits.  Finding medical ‘experts’ with a bias to criticize the practice is probably not too difficult.

Closeup of dentist looking at dental x-ray plate
How old is the unaccompanied alien “child?” Don’t we have a right to know!

When you read this story, I want you to notice the use of a common tactic employed by the Left in political battles.  It is something Saul Alinsky taught.
Alinsky said people hurt more quickly than institutions so instead of only going after government bureaucrats and elected officials, here they go after dentists in a personal way suggesting that any dentist who would use x-rays for this purpose is somehow immoral (even suggesting a parallel to medical experiments by he-who-shall-not-be- named).
From STAT (If you don’t know STAT, I didn’t, here is a bit about the publication):

The unethical behavior of forensic dentists at our southern border

Parents who entrust the care of their children to doctors and dentists do so based on the belief that these professionals will act in the best interest of their children. A profound breach of that trust occurs when those professionals not only violate the “do no harm” maxim they pledged when taking the Hippocratic oath, but do so through the misuse of the licenses and privileges they’ve been granted in exchange for our trust. That’s happening right now on our southern border.
When immigration authorities believe that an individual who has crossed the border claims to be a child but might be over the age of 18, they call in forensic dentists to take panoramic X-rays. The dentists do this not to identify dental maladies or make sure they can provide appropriate dental treatment — which would be appropriate uses of X-rays — but because they claim they can identify an individual’s age with an extraordinary degree of precision from his or her X-rays.
All children ostensibly receive some dental care while in custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Yet only two groups are X-rayed: those with obvious dental issues and those whose age is in question.

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Author: Nancy Neveloff Dubler plays the morality card

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The need for precision is essential to this task. The “calculation” that someone is 17 and 364 days old as opposed to being 18 and one day old has enormous consequences. Detained immigrants under age 18 are sent to shelters operated by the Office of Refugee Resettlement or sometimes released into the custody of relatives. Those who are 18 or older are sent to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement adult detention centers, which are essentially prisons.
Whether an individual is a minor when he or she crosses the border also carries consequences down the line related to his or her ultimate ability to obtain asylum and lawfully remain in the United States. Improper age determination may also cause a child to unnecessarily lose status as what the Office of Refugee Resettlement calls an unaccompanied alien child and the legal protections that come with that status, such as a non-adversarial asylum interview and release to an eligible sponsor.
Brendan Parent
Co-author Brendan Parent, ethics ‘expert’ and lawyer attacks dentists

Given the consequences, it isn’t surprising that immigration authorities have an interest in making claims about the ages of young immigrants. That they have turned to forensic dentistry to do so is deeply troubling and ethically impermissible.
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The absence of scientific support for these actions is troubling. What is shocking is the willingness of dentists to do harm at the behest of the state purely to serve the political/legal goal of defeating children’s rights.
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Instigating a medical procedure for the purpose of depriving a child of the right to be treated as a child — or for the purpose of facilitating and permitting imprisonment — is absolutely prohibited by the ethics of medicine, not to mention by the notions of fairness and decency.

More here.
Where is the “fairness and decency” from the authors! Ethics experts, my foot!
The hypocrisy of the Left has no bounds, one commenter asked:  Didn’t abortion doctors sign an oath to do no harm? And, I would argue that all those money-grubbing pill-pushing pain doctors I’ve been writing about did the same.
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I wonder have Dubler and Parent, the authors of this screed, written similar words about abortionists or Nigerian pill-pushers?
By the way, the issue of lying youths is a problem all over the world and governments are attempting to find the best scientific methods to age the aliens streaming across borders in Europe and elsewhere.
Hey, and I thought the Left loved science!  Science uber alles, right!

What can you do? Pay attention to tactics used by the Left and call them out whenever you can. One way to do that is by question markcommenting at ‘news’ stories that allow comment, or write a letter to the editor when you see Alinsky tactics being used.  Make fun of the writer for using Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals because LOL! Alinsky says the most powerful political weapon is humor!  Use it!

 

Tweet about Jussie Smollet Good for a Laugh

I wasn’t planning to say anything yet about the Jussie Smollett attack story (surely you are following it) and the Nigerians involved until there was a final resolution to the investigation now many are labeling a hoax.

Jussie Smollett
Smollett (center) https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/02/15/meet-ola-abel-the-nigerian-bodybuilders-arrested-in-jussie-smollett-case/

However, when reader Cathy sent me this tweet, I couldn’t resist posting it.
If Nigerians are famous for anything, it is for scams and frauds perpetrated on us—American citizens and taxpayers.
If you don’t know that yet, keep following Frauds and Crooks because I have many stories about Nigerian fraudsters in my queue ripe for posting.
Too funny!
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JackPosobiec at twitter  https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec

 
And, by the way, I wonder if we will ever find out how the Nigerians came to be living in the US in the first place.  Are they here legally or illegally?

question markLooking for something to do?  If you aren’t already involved using social media, get involved. As much as it is maddening sometimes, it is the only way we can get past the Leftwing media’s spin on the news.  And, if you have a good sense of humor you will go far!

 

Foreign Phone Scammer Nabbed after Targeting the Wrong Elderly Couple

This is a funny story that should warm your heart!
If you’ve had grandma or grandpa targeted like this you will be thrilled to see this news!
From NBC News,

Telephone scam artist picked the wrong target — former FBI and CIA director William Webster

 

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Former spy chief William Webster and his wife Lynda nabbed the creep!  Photo: https://capitolfile-magazine.com/getting-to-know-former-cia-and-fbi-director-william-webster

 
A telephone scam artist picked the wrong target — former FBI chief and CIA boss William Webster.

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Phone scam artist was Jamaican

Keniel Thomas, 29, from Jamaica, pleaded guilty in October to interstate communication with the intent to extort, federal authorities said.
He was sentenced to 71 months in prison last week by U.S. District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell in Washington, D.C., and will be deported after he has served his term, officials said.
Thomas made his first call to Webster on June 9, 2014, identifying himself as David Morgan. He said that he was the head of the Mega Millions lottery and that Webster was the winner of $15.5 million and a 2014 Mercedes Benz, according to court documents.
Little did Thomas know that he was targeting the man who had served as director of the FBI and then the CIA under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.
“It seemed to me that something wasn’t quite right,” Webster, 94, said in an interview Tuesday with “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.” “This was pretty obvious to me that there was something fishy about it.”
Thomas told Webster and his wife, Lynda, that they must pay him $50,000 to cover the taxes on the prize, authorities said.
The Websters notified the FBI, and the agency recorded follow-up calls the couple had with Thomas.

This guy was meaner than most…

“He terrified me,” Lynda Webster told NBC News. “He told me that what the sniper’s bullet would do to my head and the blood would go onto my white house.”
The FBI eventually learned Thomas’s identity and arrested him on Dec. 18, 2017, when he landed at JFK International Airport in New York, unaware he was a wanted man.

More here.

question markWhat do you do?
I don’t know about you, but I get phone scams on a regular basis. If you are feeling as feisty as the Websters, do some homework and figure out how you can work with the feds to nab a foreign scammer. 
At minimum be sure to educate grandma and grandpa about these crooks.