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Roanoke Times, 1-27-2016: Pg
3: “Denmark votes to seize
Police to seize valuables
over $1500 from asylum-seekers to help cover their housing and food costs.”
Amazing! Imagine doing such a thing here? And where are all these refugees (primarily
young men) getting all those upscale backpacks, foot-ware and jackets? They sure make me look shabby. And how did ISIS
let these people leave with thousands of dollars in valuables in their
“Up to 80,000 refugees who
arrived in Sweden
last year will be expelled from the country over the next few years, the
country's interior minister said Thursday.
Anders Ygeman told newspaper
Dagens Industri that since about 45 percent of asylum applications are
currently rejected, the country must get ready to send back tens of thousands
of the 163,000 who sought shelter in Sweden in 2015.
"I think that it could
be about 60,000 people, but it could also be up to 80,000," Ygeman was
quoted as saying.
And to think that Hillary
said Sweden and Denmark
are the country's we should emulate!
She also hyped Norway
as a warm and welcoming country for Muslim Refugees! Really?
solution to the latest major influx of Muslim Refugees is to pay them off to
get out of town!
Norway offers refugees free flights, thousands of dollars to leave the country
“Norway is offering asylum seekers thousands of dollars to leave the country as
the global refugee crisis intensifies, and hundreds of people have taken the
government up on its offer, The Local reports.
A family with two children is eligible for up to $9,300 dollars – and free
flights home, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration told the media outlet.
More than 900 people reportedly have accepted.”
In retrospect, perhaps it was not a wise thing to
politically-lynch Mayor Bowers. His
proposals sound rather modest compared to the countries that Hillary is hyping
as her role-models.
Perhaps the indigenous-residents of Norway, Sweden and Denmark have awoken and are now
rejecting the Kool-Aid that the Progressive-Liberals have been selling.
This link for all
“youngsters” and “forgetters”:
As one whose parents were
teen-age immigrants, arriving with no money, very marginal education, limited
skills and no fancy backpacks. I am very
sensitive to legal and managed immigration!
Clearly, that is not what’s occurring with those from Mexico, Central America
and The Middle East.
Whatever happened to
reasonable and prudent management?
Whatever happened to
responsible and accountable governance?
Just more hope and change we
can believe in!
Some Muslim Refugees
Celebrate New Years Eve With Rampage Of Rape And Chaos
Obama Scoffs At Immigration
Criminal Abuse Of Migrant Children
Who Are The Real Syrian
Obama Removes The Allegiance
Commitment From Citizenship Oath
The Invasion Of 60,000 Illegal-Immigrant Children
Latest 1-30-2016 Flint News And Disgusting Roanoke Times so-called "cartoon"
Latest Flint Lead News 1-28-2016:
Michigan Gov. Snyder says full replacement of Flint's lead pipes not imminent
1-23-2016, Pg 1, 5:
Regional EPA official resigns over Flint
1-24-2016, Pg 1, 5:
VT Tech water group fought for Flint
This is a major health emergency affecting many children in Flint and it is disturbing
that it is being exploited politically. Hillary
expounded upon it in a major attack against that “nasty Republican Michigan
Governor Rick Snider who she implied acted purposely to hurt poor black children”.
She didn’t mention the EPA’s
responsibility or the Regional Officer that resigned or the complexity
of the issues involved.
There is ample opportunity for lots of blame on lots of
people including the never ending Democrat control of Flint’s mayor and city council who have personal
direct responsibility for the health and welfare of the people of their city.
Perhaps, one could try to summarize a very confusing and
highly emotional and political brawl.
Suppose a novice summarized it as follows:
Doing cost-reductions after an initial product or process
has been established is higher risk than the proponents of the change may
understand. There are many examples in
business, government and the military of changes that seemed innocuous but
turned out to be problematic, in some cases resulting in fatal outcomes.
During the initial stages of a program, there is keen focus
on design specifications, manufacturing processes and testing by those selected
to “do the job”.
Changes later in time usually involve a team of people far
less familiar with the complexities and interactions of the systems involved
and usually there is far less comprehensive testing.
In this case, Flint
wanted to reduce their municipal water costs.
They changed from a sister-city supply to a river source.
They implemented testing that appeared to indicate the treated
new source was “safe to drink”.
There were many complaints about the taste and color and
sediment of the river water.
Apparently, ongoing testing continued to indicate the
treated water was “safe to drink”.
Then the unintended adverse consequence of the change became
apparent to physicians who detected elevated levels of lead in children.
Apparently, there was “acceptable levels of lead” in the
city water testing.
Where and how were the children being contaminated with
The forensic and scientific analysis now points to the lead
pipes between the city water mains and the old homes in the old neighborhoods.
The river water has very different chemical properties than
the previous water supply.
The river water interacted with the lead pipes causing lead
to leach-out into the water entering the home.
To detect the lead in the water, it is necessary to test the
tap-water inside those homes who have lead service entry pipes.
Which houses are they?
No one seems to know!
The temporary fix: supply millions of gallons of bottled
water to those affected (not clear who they all are).
The ongoing remedial actions will probably be to connect
back to the sister-city system and then flush all the lines in all the homes
This lead-pipe conundrum is a major disconnect to most
people (almost unbelievable).
Weren’t we told 100 years ago not to use lead pipe and
lead-rich clay containers because that was a major factor in the fall of the Roman Empire!
The reality is that many “old” homes and “old” communities
are serviced by lead pipe that connect the city mains to the “old” homes.
It is massively expensive for a city to dig-up the street
from each home to the main and replace the lead pipes with PVC.
An immediate wake-up call to all utilities and homeowners of
homes older than 1940 vintage should be to test municipal water in the homes at
Hopefully, the affected children of Flint can receive treatment that minimizes
any long-term health issues.