Friday, September 4, 2015

Houston Teaching Arabic in Classes, Inshallah

VIA The Texas Observer
Despite an angry outcry from far-right protesters, Houston is embracing an Arabic immersion school that educators hope may give students an edge.
Except for the angry protesters, the first day of school at the Arabic Immersion Magnet School in Houston in late August was a joyous occasion. The school welcomed its inaugural class of 88 kindergartners and 44 pre-kindergartners with an assembly in the cafeteria.
The kids wore their school uniforms, green-and-white polo shirts embossed with the school’s calligraphic logo. They learned their new school song. They recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge. Alicia Kahn, whose 5-year-old daughter Maiara attends the school, described the mood as “positive and upbeat.” Outside, though, she said it was “mayhem.”
A small crowd organized by the anti-immigrant group Stop the Magnet had gathered near the school entrance for the “Houston Patriots Protest.” Waving signs and American flags, the protesters shouted their message at entering parents. “Forcing a child to have to speak Arabic should be against the law,” one protester yelled at a woman pushing a stroller with a kindergarten-age kid in tow. Another protester held a sign reading, “Everything I ever cared to know about Islam was taught to me by Muslims on 9-11-2001.”
Parents and faculty were not entirely surprised by the rude welcome. At a May 2015 HISD board meeting, they got a dose of what some people think of the country’s first public Arabic immersion school. It wasn’t pretty.
About a dozen individuals took to the podium to give mini-lectures on the dangers of Islam and the need to prioritize English-language education. “I’m a proud monolingual American citizen,” said a middle-aged man, Phil Cady, reading a prepared speech from his cellphone. “I believe it is wrong to teach babies Arabic or any other language before their reading and writing in English is proficient.” Elizabeth Theiss, founder of Stop the Magnet, directed her anger at the board: “It’s a disgrace, all of you are anti-American.”
Though the school, which plans to expand to fifth grade, hasn’t received any direct threats, administrators aren’t taking any chances, employing a security guard to keep watch during school hours.
Parents are taken aback by the anger and the protesters’ apparent belief that the school is part of an attempt to establish a “multicultural caliphate.”
“That is one thing that’s scary,” said Kahn, “because you see these sort of American fundamentalists who are very anti-anything that has anything to do with the Middle East. … It’s really a shame that that needs to be a part of the conversation.”
But Kate Adams, the principal of the Arabic Immersion Magnet School (AIMS), doesn’t dwell on the vitriol.
“Anytime you’re doing something that’s trailblazing and different” there will be critics, she said. “Even in a regular plain-old vanilla school.” And AIMS is anything but vanilla — something Houston has largely embraced.
The majority of students are Texans with no ties to the Middle East or Arabic language. Read Full Article 

Poll: Trump at 38 Percent in Alabama

From Aug. 29 – Sep. 1, Gravis Marketing asked 1,616 participants, “assuming you had to vote today, which 2016 GOP Candidate would you vote for?” Trump garnered an astonishing 38 percent, effectively matching the percentage received by the other candidates combined (38.8). In the last Alabama poll, Trump was supported by 30 percent of voters, and the real estate mogul’s eight point boost could possibly be attributed to his recent trip to Mobile (38.8).
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"Trump resides in the no man’s land between what is politically correct and what we know is true. We know that immigrants coming into this country illegally are committing a vast proportion of our crime. But it took Trump to say it. Voters have long realized that China has outfoxed and out negotiated us, stealing our jobs and pilfering our industrial innovations. Trump tells it like it is.
"Trump is as sure-footed in public as any political candidate has ever been. He’s a bit like Ronald Reagan, whose experience speaking for General Electric equipped him to advocate the unconventional and make it stick.
"And Trump, a New Yorker, is at home with racial, gender and ethnic diversity. He knows the line between the unconventional and the bigoted and won’t cross it. He knows a land mine when he sees it. Those who hope that he will self-destruct might be in for a shock." -- Dick Morris

$9.3 Million in Cocaine seized at Texas Border

09/03/2015 01:39 PM EDT
FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized nearly 300 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated value of more than $9.3 million, early Thursday morning. The seizure occurred when a man driving a tractor-trailer...
09/03/2015 04:05 PM EDT
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $895,000 in three different incidents. “The men and women of the Del Rio Sector Border Patrol...
09/03/2015 02:37 PM EDT
McAllen Border Patrol Agents extracting Marijuana from fence posts LA JOYA, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents seized nearly 500 pounds of marijuana early Wednesday morning that was hidden inside hollowed out wooden posts. “As our...
09/03/2015 05:18 PM EDT
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested two suspected drug smugglers at the Highway 86 checkpoint after discovering packages of candy laced with methamphetamine in their vehicle on Wednesday...

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Illegal Drug Smuggling Stopped Again

09/02/2015 04:49 PM EDT
YUMA, Ariz. – During two smuggling attempts Tuesday, Border Patrol agents seized $652,500 worth of marijuana and arrested one U.S. citizen attempting to smuggle two illegal immigrants around the Wellton Station checkpoint on Interstate 8 east of...
09/02/2015 04:37 PM EDT
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents on Interstate 5 intercepted a shuttle driver yesterday who had bundles of methamphetamine and cocaine stashed on top of his van. At approximately 4 p.m., Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 5...
09/02/2015 12:51 PM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport arrested a female citizen of Jamaica for concealing approximately 2.7 pounds of cocaine in...

"Trump Signs the Pledge"

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Trump # One in 149 Polls from 29 Pollsters Nationwide

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2016 GOP Nomination Polls have Trump as #1

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Source:Trump to Meet With RNC Chair Preibus Is It To Discuss Loyalty Pledge?

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump will meet with Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus Thursday in New York City, one day after party officials began circulating a loyalty pledge that looked squarely aimed at the Republican front-runner.
Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks confirmed the meeting to CNN. Trump also announced that he will have a 2 p.m. news conference at Trump Towers Thursday.
According to sources familiar with the discussions, all signs indicate that Trump will sign a pledge to support the Republican nominee if he loses, and not run as an independent.

However, sources caution that until the meeting happens, no one can be sure exactly what the outcome will be, since Trump is his own adviser and has a history of being unpredictable.
The Republican National Committee had quietly circulated a loyalty pledge to the Republican presidential candidates, requesting they affirm their allegiance to the party.
The pledge seems it is likely aimed at pressuring Trump, who has so far refused to rule out a third-party bid if he does not win the Republican nomination.
A copy of the pledge, obtained by CNN Wednesday, states "I, _______, affirm that if I do not win the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States I will endorse the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, regardless of who it is."
It continues: "I further pledge that I will not seek to run as an independent or write-in candidate nor will I seek to accept the nomination for president of any other party."

Adm.James Lyons Center for Security Policy Defeat Jihad Summit4 -VIDEO

This guy is awesome. If we had 10,000 more like him we could maybe save civilization.
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