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About those migrating kids…

Maybe I missed something critical to fully understand this story but isn’t it odd that these kids have been coming here suddenly out of nowhere?  They’re being chased out of their home countries by gangs?  Where did THEY come from?  Are these gangs motivated by politics, drugs, economics?  Why are they singling out kids?  What or who is stirring this pot?

Don’t get me wrong.  Americans shouting at helpless kids to go home are ugly and mean and those are not American qualities that I want projected around the world.  And it’s not fair to these kids that so many states are turning them away when they need a place to stay if only temporarily.

But something about this story seems really improbable.  It feels like the emotional side has been fed an extra dose of steroids. It reminds me of some of the worst Hollywood sentimental tear jerking movies.  Or a little bit like this:


Yeah, Iraq shouldn’t have invaded Kuwait but while I was listening to that girl testify, all I could think about was what were the chances that the tiny country of Kuwait would have so many premature babies in incubators.  The numbers just didn’t add up. Call me a cold hearted cable TV viewer.  On the other hand, if you’re going to lie, I guess you should go big.

Still, gangs in central America chasing so many kids out of their countries to take a dangerous trek to America?  What are the odds?  What’s really going on and what is it they want us to do without thinking this through?

Sign me, Not Fallen Off the Turnip Truck

13 Responses

  1. Ok, I just read up on the causes on the NYTimes website and it still doesn’t add up to me.

    • Whew. I’ve been struggling with these same questions! The numbers are unbelievable. And the reporting – considering the drama – horrible. Where are the detailed stories?

    • RD:
      I’m with you 200%, how this systematic deployment of kids is happening and what is behind this “invasion”. Yet I don’t see big media investigating in depth the why and how to digest the numbers.
      The O administration is showing once more its incompetence.

      • It’s like the pregnant women that illegally enter to have their babies here in US so they can get automatic citizenship status and later claim for their parents . What I see is a similar, the kids get asylum and eventually citizenship to a later day claim for their parents access to the US. This is a very well known practice south of the border.

  2. lc forwarded this article to you from Common Dreams.

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    Those Kids Crossing the Border From Mexico Wouldn’t Be There If Obama Hadn’t Supported a Coup the Media Doesn’t Talk About

    Supporters of ousted Honduras’ President Manuel Zelaya clash with soldiers near the presidential residency Tegucigalpa, Monday, June 29. 2009. Police fired tear gas to hold back thousands of Hondurans outside the occupied presidential residency as world leaders appealed to Honduras to reverse a coup that ousted the president. (AP)

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  3. Well, that John Kerry is doing one whale of a job, isn’t her?

  4. Holy Shit, I just read that the plane shot down over the Ukraine had 100 of the world’s top AIDS researchers on board.
    What a loss for humanity.
    It sure does seem like someone or some group is trying to launch WW111, and, no, I don’t think it’s Putin.
    Armament manufacturers, maybe? They must be panicking, now, that we’re backing out of the Middle East.
    Condolences to you, RD, for the loss of so many scientific community colleagues.
    Condolences to us all.

    • My facts may be fuzzy; CNN keeps backpedaling.
      Jesus, can we please have some real news in this country?

  5. I’m just getting this weird, “Remember The Maine” feeling about the Ukraine crash.
    I thought I liked Brooke Baldwin on CNN but she gave so much air time, a few weeks ago, to the unhinged mother of the navy seal who died at Benghazi(!) and, now, she’s cheerleading for war with Russia.
    She positively pouted when an eyewitness told her that he had not seen any looting at the crash site.

  6. Why was a civilian airplane flying over a war zone in the first place? Anti-aircraft fire of all kinds is going on there daily Is that the plane’s regular route? I think not . We want war with Russia soooo bad

    About the kids…Indeed…it seems to me adults die weekly trying to get here…it’s no snap . So how do these kids do it? Perhaps to smoke out their illegal parents? Who is bringing them here? Should not be hard to kind out if anyone wanted to know

    In generally if it’s on CNN 24/7 : we are likely behind it .Whatever it is

    • I knew it, last season it was a Rupert Murdoch channel-FX-that aired “The Americans” about a Soviet sleeper cell in the 1980’s.
      We are being set up.

  7. Sorry, if I derailed the thread. I just went with the late, breaking news.

  8. i read this book in 2008….it has always made me think……..MAYBE…

    Obama: The Postmodern Coup : Making of a Manchurian Candidate
    Webster Griffin Tarpley
    Progressive Press, 2008 – Biography & Autobiography – 304 page

    “Barack Obama is a deeply troubled personality, the megalomaniac front man for a postmodern coup by the intelligence agencies, using fake polls, mobs of swarming adolescents, super-rich contributors, and orchestrated media hysteria to short-circuit normal politics and seize power. Obama comes from the orbit of the Ford Foundation, and has never won public office in a contested election. His guru and controller is Zbigniew Brzezinski, the deranged revanchist and Russia-hater who dominated the catastrophic Carter presidency 30 years ago. All indications are that Brzezinski recruited Obama at Columbia University a quarter century ago. Trilateral Commission co-founder Brzezinski wants a global showdown with Russia and China far more dangerous for the United States than the Bush-Cheney Iraq adventure. Obama’s economics are pure Skull & Bones/Chicago school austerity and sacrifice for American working families, all designed to bail out the bankrupt Wall Street elitist financiers who own Obama. Obama’s lemming legions and Kool-Aid cult candidacy hearken back to Italy in 1919-1922, and raise the question of postmodern fascism in the United States today. Obama is a recipe for a world tragedy. No American voter can afford to ignore the lessons contained in this book.”

    I took it all with a grain of salt but there is a lot in this that seems to have more than a grain of truth!

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