As Ted Rall explained in his recent op-ed, this crisis is noting but blowback from decades of CIA meddling on behalf of American corporate rape of Central American countries...
PART ONE -
"If you're reading this, you probably follow the news. So you've probably heard of the latest iteration of the "crisis at the border": tens of thousands of children, many of them unaccompanied by an adult, crossing the desert from Mexico into the United States, where they surrender to the Border Patrol in hope of being allowed to remain here permanently. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's detention and hearing system has been overwhelmed by the surge of children and, in some cases, their parents. The Obama Administration has asked Congress to approve new funding to speed up processing and deportations of these illegal immigrants.
Even if you've followed this story closely, you probably haven't heard the depressing backstory — the reason so many Central Americans are sending their children on a dangerous thousand-mile journey up the spine of Mexico, where they ride atop freight trains, endure shakedowns by corrupt police and face rapists, bandits and other predators. (For a sense of what it's like, check out the excellent 2004 film "Maria Full of Grace.")
NPR and other mainstream news outlets are parroting the White House, which blames unscrupulous "coyotes" (human smugglers) for "lying to parents, telling them that if they put their kids in the hands of traffickers and get to the United States that they will be able to stay." True: the coyotes are saying that in order to gin up business. Also true: U.S. law has changed, and many of these kids have a strong legal case for asylum. Unfortunately, U.S. officials are ignoring the law.
The sad truth is that this "crisis at the border" is yet another example of "blowback."
Blowback is an unintended negative consequence of U.S. political, military and/or economic intervention overseas — when something we did in the past comes back to bite us in the ass. 9/11 is the classic example; arming and funding radical Islamists in the Middle East and South Asia who were less grateful for our help than angry at the U.S.' simultaneous backing for oppressive governments (The House of Saud, Saddam, Assad, etc.) in the region.
More recent cases include U.S. support for Islamist insurgents in Libya and Syria, which destabilized both countries and led to the murders of U.S. consular officials in Benghazi, and the rise of ISIS, the guerilla army that imperils the U.S.-backed Maliki regime in Baghdad, respectively.
Confusing the issue for casual American news consumers is that the current border crisis doesn't involve the usual Mexicans traveling north in search of work. Instead, we're talking about people from Central American nations devastated by a century of American colonialism and imperialism, much of that intervention surprisingly recent. Central American refugees are merely transiting through Mexico."
Dang you ARE a worthless, ignorant xenophobe, aren't you bleeder.
No, Jacked-up, it's WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE, AND LOCK AND LOAD!
That's right .. go get 'em, Helen! These leeches have always sought the public's tax money for their private profiteering, but it's long past time to derail their gravy train.
GO UAW, GO!!!!
Corker and the capitalist bobbleheads in this forum don't represent the entirety of public opinion - and obviously don't represent the opinion of the folks at VW.
To its credit, Volkswagen does not consider workers as mere chattel but as a vital organ of their business and, while the VW workers do not own any part of the business as they should, they are at least being recognized as needing a seat at the table where their voice can be heard. Such a concept is anathema to a "right-to-work" state and to craven capitalists everywhere.
TIME FOR A PARTY PURGE! (inspired from the far-flung interwebs).
Piiiiiiitchforks! Lovely Pitchforks! Piiiiiiitchforks! Get em while they are on special!
Yes, here at the Democracy Mall's Seditionist Superstore we are having a "This town needs an enema!" Blowout Sale. Everything you need to set our Great Experiment back on track.
We are doing a once in a lifetime deal on our Angry Mob(tm) line of supplies.
Buy ten pitchforks, and we throw in a sack of burning torches.
Buy a barrel of our own blend of Tar, and we throw in the sacks of feathers for free. And for running them out of town after, we do a line of Rails in various lengths so you and your buddies can parade them round the market square then dump them in the garbage heap.
And in our "Super SCOTUS Special" you buy the guillotine, and we will throw in one new tumbril, a hand woven wicker head basket, and as much knitting yarn as a row of cackling crones can carry.
Persecuted Christians pissing you off with their whiny bitch arse nonsense? Get on down to the lumber isle, where you will find great deals on ready to assemble crosses, each with its own bag of nine inch crucifixion nails and a mallet. Nail those Jesus Jokers up and teach them what persecution really is! And if that seems a little too harsh we have a range of stocks, complete with rotten fruit to throw at them, and our ever popular Happy Dipper(tm) Dunking Stools.
So when your society, administration or courts are full of BirchBagger sociopaths intent on turning your country into a fascist theocracy, come on down to the Democracy Mall, and remember....
Its never too late to GET YOUR MOB ON!
Burn 'em. Burn 'em all.
Howard Baker is dead, long live the Snail Darter!
So Eric Ashby apparently watched Mr. Wizard as a kid and has revived some oldie-but-goodie science experiments. Earth to Eric - not all the melting ice in the world is "floating ice".
There is also melting happening on the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica as well ...
"Together, the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets contain more than 99 percent of the freshwater ice on Earth. The Antarctic Ice Sheet extends almost 14 million square kilometers (5.4 million square miles), roughly the area of the contiguous United States and Mexico combined. The Antarctic Ice Sheet contains 30 million cubic kilometers (7.2 million cubic miles) of ice. The Greenland Ice Sheet extends about 1.7 million square kilometers (656,000 square miles), covering most of the island of Greenland, three times the size of Texas." -- National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Research those for us, Mr. Wizard.
OH, and G.P. Tulloss ..... ROTFLMFAO.
Dave Brat isn't "regular" anything. Listen to the garbage that has come out of his mouth and if you can muster any support for him, you're just as much of an oddball as he is. He's about as nuanced as a prune pit and if he can get elected even without the support of the country's crazy club, the future of our democracy is shrouded in particularly foreboding clouds.