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Murder versus Suicide

The Florida TB case: A follow up.

When I was a first-year resident at L.A. County Hospital, about 1/4 of the patients I saw on the medical floors were illegals, and most of them were from Mexico and Central America (with an occasional South American thrown in just to make it interesting).

After the first illegal patient I was assigned told me that he came to L.A. County Hospital because he knew the care was free–something he learned in his native country– I began making it my routine to ask people why they came to this particular hospital. Without exception, every single one of the hundred or so illegals I interviewed told me “Because it was free.” Wow!

In the TB case in Florida, they really did not spend that much money if one compares that amount ($500,000 of 2009 dollars over 1 and 1/2 years) with the amounts doctors spend commonly on their illegal hospitalized patients.

I can remember spending $100,000 tax dollars on just one women from Guatemala in a little more than two weeks–and that was 1989 dollars. My experience was not unique. There was a man from Honduras who was stricken with Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease that stayed on the acute neurology service for over 7 years at a base cost of $2,000 a day (strictly because of red tape as the person responsible for his transfer to a lower level of care was a member of the SEIU and could not be fired). The Guatemalan national was finally moved to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) with a cost of just under $4,000 a month (after the SEIU member retired and a new person took their place). When I said with disbelief, “$4,000 a month!”, they head of the department said, “Hey, that’s better than $2,000 a day!

Redistribution, ain’t it grand (four a month in this case)!



Your future and a do-it-yourself guide on how to stop illegal border crossings.

If you believe the invasion of illegals is just a trumped up inconvenience for Texas rednecks, think again. You who are not Texan are going to lose your country too, and to people from failed nations all over the world (not just Central American socialists). The people who are invading are not coming here for religious or philosophic freedom, they are coming to take your stuff! Yes, the illegals will help all of America become very familiar with Shakespeare’s “et tu brute?”

Othal E. Brand Jr. from the border town of Hidalgo, Texas, is a man in control, and as such, when drug cartels began exploiting the stretch of river at the water pump station he runs, he took things into his own hands. He built a Border Patrol-friendly boat ramp, watchtower and helicopter pad to beef up security there at the pump station. “My men built that boat ramp about three years ago after they were shot at,” Brand said. “It’s the only boat ramp on a 20-mile stretch of the river.

We used to have traffic everyday. But our traffic here is zero right now. That’s because I’ve put up cameras which I give the Border Patrol access to. I’ve put in paths and roads; I’ve cleared a staging area for them; I have Wi-FI; I have backup power. At night, it’s lit (up) like a Christmas tree out here. I’ve made our area friendly for law enforcement. It has absolutely stopped all the (illegal) traffic.”

However, his sense of security is tentative, “The Rio Grande sector (of the southern border) is the shortest distance to Central America,” Brand said. “I’m not comfortable. You stop the (illegal) traffic, and the minute you leave and divert (border enforcement) resources elsewhere, they come back.”

The pump station of Water Improvement District 3, one of 26 water districts on the Rio Grande, isn’t exactly the center of the border crisis. But center or not, “Last year we found eight bodies in the river here,” Brand said. “Four of them had no heads. None of them drowned.”

Most of those who illegally enter the United States through the river here do not willingly give themselves up, as is often the case with unaccompanied children from Central America or mothers with children.
Just to make sure you known—since April of this year alone—there have been over 300,000 illegal immigrants caught crossing the southern border of which only 53,000 have been children under 18. That is twice the number of people who invaded Normandy during the D-Day invasion!

But 300,000 is only a fraction of the illegal traffic, as this is only the ones that were caught crossing the southern border. If you want to see the illegals from the Eastern Bloc countries, the Caribbean, Deep-South America, or Asia, then you have to include the East and Left coasts. For example, did you know there is a sizable population of Brazilians in the tiny little town of Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod? Now, not all of these Brazilians are illegal (just all the ones I talked with). But it is not just Brazil, as Ireland was well represented in the group of illegals on the cape. Closer to home, there is an entire high-rise building in Marina Del Rey, California full of former citizens of the Soviet Union—all of whom are receiving tax payer-supported welfare, but I digress…

When Othal grew up on the Rio Grande, it wasn’t like this—and that applies to all the border towns along the Texas frontier with Mexico.
Brand, 61, has lived in McAllen since 1955 and he remembers when he used to play at the river, barbecuing and camping.

When drug violence exploded in the last decade, Brand says, he began to lose his sense of security. He is not the only one! Trips into Mexico used to be a common occurrence for people from my home section of Texas too, but that started to become imprudent in the 90’s, and for the last dozen years nobody from the American side dares go into Mexico by choice.

Now the same people who have made Mexico and Central America what it is today are going to remake the U.S. in their own image.

Original article by Josh Siegal, but edited heavily in this posting by the philistines at BloggingForLiberty.

To see the entire, unedited article–including a video–please see:


So, is unabated immigration dangerous?

Besides the psychological, physical, and sexual abuse visited on many of the young illegals that make the journey to this country, what dangers are there of this mass migration?

Reshaping the political landscape from capitalism to statism will undoubtedly result as more and more people with socialist and communist ideologies – who will vote for the same types of government that are extant in their counties of origin – are distributed throughout this nation. But this process of reshaping will take at least a decade to peak. More immediate is the stress that these new needy immigrants will visit on the welfare systems of the communities to which they settle, as the continuous process of redistribution of private property from the  “Haves” to the new “Have-Nots” marches on. But despite the looming disasters described above, perhaps the most insidious calamity to soon appear in a town near you is the breakdown of public health.

Yes, not nearly as exciting or headline commanding as the moniker of “humanitarian crisis” is the under-appreciated threat of  new disease that will absolutely result  from government-sanctioned deposition of unscreened illegals into otherwise disease-free populations. Not just disease that leads to discomfort, but also disease that leads to death.

Not meaning to announce the end of the world, I think you should be reminded that Total Drug Resistant (TDR) tuberculosis (TB) – TB that can’t be stopped – has been discovered in Iran, Italy, and India.  Each victim of TB, whether carrying a strain that is completely sensitive or TDR ,  infects an average of 10 to 15 others every year – typically through sneezing or coughing. Now, I realize that these cases of TDR were discovered in counties on the other side of the ocean, but you should know that  in 2009 a very interesting case of  TB was discovered in Florida.

The Florida case involved a Peruvian teenager who was infected with a particularly resistant strain of TB at home in South America, but diagnosed while visiting Florida.  The young Peruvian was successfully treated for a year and a half with experimentally high doses of medicines not typically used for TB, costing the state of Florida tax payers about $500,000. That was just one case of one particular disease.

So, is unabated immigration dangerous? Maybe, but for sure it is expensive!

Canada has been doing its part to help protect the free world!

I am glad to see Canada has been doing its part to help protect the free world!

Canadian Navy 2010

You remember Emperor Nero, he fiddled while Rome burned?

You remember Emperor Nero, he fiddled while Rome burned?
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Legend has it that in A.D. 64 the Emperor Nero (who ruled Rome from A.D. 54 – A.D. 68, and last of the Caesars), set fire to Rome to get an idea of how Troy looked when it was in flames and to serve as a suitable background for a recitation of his poetry while playing the fiddle.
It appears he did not actually play the fiddle (perhaps a lyre) or start the big fire in A.D. 64, but he did order some other people’s buildings be burned to the ground to stop the fire’s progress. 
In the end, the fire burned for nine days and destroyed two thirds of the city of Rome. Nero blamed the fire on the Christians, who were then a much put-upon sect and a handy scapegoat. Hmmm, it seems like history is repeating.
After the fire, he decided he wanted to “change” Rome and in so doing he would become immortalized. He decided to rebuild the once wooden city of Rome with centrally-planned government buildings of marble and stone. He got the land he wanted by confiscating Roman citizens’ property via condemnation proceedings, and he went on a spending spree never before seen in history (well, that is until 2005 when the Democrats took over both Houses of Congress, and then accelerated their spending when one of their own went from fast spending Senator to ludicrous spending President in 2008)… 
Several years into Nero’s investment in “infrastructure” the Roman government went broke; so what did Nero do? He had already robbed many Roman citizens of their land (private property); so, in order to confiscate more money, he had his police force rob all the temples in the Roman Empire, essentially sacking his own country.
Does history repeat itself? You tell me!