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Illegal Immigration Outlawed

The lamestream media told you:

“Arizona's immigration law, passed by the legislature in late April, makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally,” according to Haya El Nasser, writing for USA Today.

"About 70 parents usually show up at Pena Blanca Elementary School in Rio Rico monthly for parent-teacher meetings, but the April meeting only saw 20 show up... There is a little fear,” according to the school principal. “Fear, mistrust, anger.” writes Nasser.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

It's a crime to be in the country illegally? Isn't that redundant?

This is not about immigration. This is about illegal immigration.
Arizona welcomes immigrants. Always has.

In Mexico, the penalty for sneaking into the country is two years in prison, with no trial and no due process. A repeat offense gets you ten years in a Mexican prison. In the U.S. there has been no penalty and no attention, because the official federal policy (based on observation) is to do nothing. This is why Arizona has undertaken to do something about the invasion it suffers under.

The 50 parents who didn't show up in Rio Rico (the law doesn't even take effect for two months) have nothing to fear if they're here legally. Nothing.

If they're here illegally, educating their kids at our expense, ripping us off for social services, using emergency rooms for routine medical care, paying no taxes because they have no ID, they should be deported (the U.S. justice system would never allow for two-year prison terms, especially without trial, like Mexico prefers).

Despite media reports, racial profiling is illegal. Stopping people to check “their papers” is illegal and not authorized by Arizona's fine new law. Anyone stopped for a legitimate reason (public drunkenness, traffic violations, vandalism, vagrancy, criminal acts, etc.) can be asked for ID. Failure to produce ID, when coupled with other legitimate factors, can lead to sufficient reasonable suspicion to check on the background and immigration status of a person. Sovereign nations require this. U.S. federal authorities, who have the main responsibility for this, have failed miserably in performing their duties to protect our borders and citizenry in this manner. It is left to the states to act to protect us.

The media has been saying there are 12 million illegals here since 2002 (now though it's mysteriously become 11 million). But the Border Patrol has been saying 2 million people a year attempt entry, and they catch one out of two, or one million new entrants annually. For eight years.

So, why don't the papers update their numbers? Because that would give credence to a point of view they don't believe in (called "reality") and would rather ignore.

Virtually everything you've seen reported in the lamestream media on this topic is flat out wrong or distorted past all recognition. Mexico has horrifically racist laws on immigration, while we are simply trying to stop an illegal invasion. Why are we letting all these racists in? The only people with anything to fear are the ones who are breaking the law by being here.

The worst part of the media coverage is what's missing -- like the photos obtained from the recent protests, which the lamestream media has deliberately chosen to suppress, leaving you in the dark. Almost.

Photos the media has censored

My jaw dropped when I saw these photos.

Somehow, the lamestream media, which swarmed all over this event, failed to notice any of this. Maybe they saw it all like everyone there did, and just failed to report it to you? Is that possible from the unbiased media? These images sure don't fit the standard narrative of poor desperate people who just want to immigrate and make better lives for their families -- the media's preferred belief and constant drumbeat.

Tremendous thanks to Kim Grady of Second Amendment Sisters in Phoenix for forwarding the images to me, taken by a mutual friend in Arizona government who is best left unnamed for safety reasons. Pictures taken May 29, 2010.

"This Internet stuff is way too dangerous. Allowing information like this to freely circulate at the mere discretion of the people, without strict controls from the ruling class and their compliant media must be stopped." You KNOW the power brokers are thinking that way -- the Wild West freedom of the Internet will need to be controlled if the ruling class is to stay in power. Watch for it. It's coming.











16,800 Firearms Careers

The lamestream media told you:

Unemployment is up, the economy is ailing, the nation is in difficult financial straights, banks are tanking and things don't look particularly good on the horizon, according to standardized mantra on evening "news" broadcasts.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A newly commissioned report detailing the significant economic impact the firearms and ammunition industry has on the nation and each state's economy has been released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry. Because the news involves the precious Second Amendment right of Americans to keep and bear arms, it was largely ignored by the lamestream media.

"During difficult economic times and high unemployment rates nationally, our industry actually grew and created 16,800 new, well-paying jobs," According to NSSF President Steve Sanetti.

The industry swelled its ranks from 166,200 jobs in 2008, to 183,424 jobs in 2009, during a time when jobs nationally were disappearing. President Obama and fear of his anti-rights policies provided some impetus for the growth. Gun shops nationwide feature his picture with the caption, "Salesman of the Year."

Salaries in the industry grew from $6,361,205,400 in 2008 to $8,210,881,000 in 2009, or more than $1.8 billion, which is a lot, according to leading experts.

The economic impact grew from $19 billion to nearly $27 billion during the period, which is also a lot.

The industry's contribution to the tax bases for 2008 to 2009 includes federal tax growth from $1,503,740,471 to $2,035,154,440, state taxes from $1,299,088,678 to $1,909,417,793 and excise taxes, the main contributor of wildlife conservation efforts from $327,070,867 to $450,177,780.

The economic growth coincided with the continued decline in accidental firearm-related deaths (more than a 60 percent decrease in the last 20 years) and a continued drop in crime rates nationally.

"In 2009 our industry increased its contribution to wildlife conservation by over 37.6 percent, which translates into sportsmen contributing more than $7.5 million dollars daily to conservation efforts," said NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane.

Members of NSSF went on to speak with members of Congress after the figures were announced, to help reduce harmful legislative meddling with the economy and our rights, and to encourage policies that advance the businesses and create new jobs.



Uninformed Immigration Stupidity

The lamestream media told you:

Arizona has enacted Senate Bill 1070, the most racist, un-American, racially profiling bigoted travesty of a statute, imitating the Nazis, and usurping legitimate federal authority that the world has ever known, bubble, rant, foam, hyperventilate. In other news, 70% of the public supports the law.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

None of the national news on this issue has been accurate. It's a mess of lies, distortion, half-baked info and silliness, from people who could not possibly have read the bill and said the things they've said, unless they were racist, un-American, bigoted, foaming reporters pressing ahead with a pre-fabricated agenda, determined to use Arizona as a whipping boy for their own failures.

Everyone's against illegal immigration until you do something to stop it, then they're all against you. The conclusion is simple. Illegal immigration is a sanctioned and carefully managed program of the federal government, in direct cooperation with Mexico. It has to be, to move 2,500 to 5,000 people per day up to and through the border. It is an unmitigated invasion.

The only thing racist about it is that white people and Norwegians aren't the ones trying to break in. Of course illegally present Latinos are the ones at risk to be sent back, because they're the perps. Everyone knows that. Legal residents are unaffected and openly welcomed in Arizona.

Anyone without valid ID in this country in this day and age is at least mildly suspect and subject to further inquiry if legitimately stopped on other grounds -- way before this law was enacted. The difference is mainly that those here illegally are now guilty of being here illegal under state law and can be dealt with, since the federal policy is to encourage their presence and the harm they cause this good state.

And reasonable suspicion, a root condition of this law, is a well-defined standard, not some arbitrary inquisition as the media has claimed. With all the scrutiny this is getting, you think enforcement officers are just going to stop people without cause? And none of that makes it into the news, just blather about persecutions and arbitrary actions, none of which have happened, because the law doesn't go into effect for months (on 7/29/10).

"As many as six out of every 10 Central American women and girls are raped as they pass through Mexico hoping to cross illegally into the United States, Amnesty International reports. The rapists include criminal gang members as well as local authorities in collusion with them," according to Rupert Knox, a researcher in Mexico. http://tinyurl.com/2ervdj6. The National Organization for Women was not reached for comment.



Government Extorts Toyota

The lamestream media told you:

The government is considering a fine of $16 million to Toyota for the car maker's failure to alert customers and authorities in a timely way about its accelerator problems. Toyota has not yet decided whether to pay the fine or fight it.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

In a move that signals the advance of borderless-giant power struggles, one big boy on the block has decided to demand money from another big boy, and the boys are fighting it out. "This has nothing to do with the rule of law or international relations," said one expert who reads the newspapers. "This if about people in our government who figure they have enough power to demand money from a car-maker rival." (U.S. government now owns controlling interests in certain car manufacturing). "The amount could be half or double what they're seeking, or nothing at all, it's completely arbitrary and at the whim of the people in power," she said, on condition of being excluded from the suit.

The important thing, according to some knowledgeable observers, is that it is consumers who suffered the harm, but financially impoversihed government that rakes in the cash, an ongoing trend. Authorities recently played this trick on air travelers, charging airlines enormous fees for leaving travelers stuck in planes on the tarmac, and keeping the case for themselves. More travelers are expected to suffer in the future, letting government extort more cash.

Rumors that toy Yoda action figures are being recalled for defects could not be confirmed.



Mysterious Tea Party

The lamestream media told you:

We don't understand the Tea Party, but we sure don't like it.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The Tea Party movement, as I've witnessed it, is merely a direct response from Americans who are distressed at the way the nation is headed. These are deeply concerned newly activated citizens (they key point) who have self-appoint themselves as members, and assemble in meetings, rallies and online, and are massing in huge numbers. They do not include many people from the left, for reasons that were unclear at press time.

They are centrists (not right wingers) who firmly hold centrist American values (limited government, low taxes, delegated powers only, individual responsibility, free enterprise, free markets, property ownership, capitalism, moral values, charity, rule of law, etc.) but are called right wing by the left wing, which is simply inaccurate. Those core American beliefs these people hold defines them as centrists. Now a group seems to be out to discredit the Tea Party, by infiltrating the meetings and causing trouble. I can't tell how or where this comes from, but you should at least know the idea is floating around out there.
http://crashtheteaparty.org

Now more than ever it's important to understand what the Founding Fathers believed in and wanted for America. I've made that easier with The Founders Package, 11 key books the Founders read and wrote. Just my posted summaries will give you the tip of the iceberg, so look. The set belongs in every American household, assembled here so you can own it in one easy step. At least look. Read the summaries to get the gist of each man's thinking.
http://www.gunlaws.com/books8founders.htm



Maybe Earthquakes Likely

The lamestream media told you:

The Southern California Earthquake Center predicts there is a 46% chance the state will have an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 or more in the next 30 years, according to Discover magazine.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Once again demonstrating a complete inability to handle stories with numbers, an article with zero factual validity has made it into print. The amazing thing in this case is the story appeared in Discover magazine, sometimes considered a "science" outlet. Its "science" has gotten so bad that the Uninvited Ombudsman discontinued a gift subscription, due to excessive politics and incompetent scientific content.

The prediction above can neither be proven nor disproven -- it has the unique junk-science quality of only being correct. Think -- if such an earthquake occurs, it's true. If no earthquake occurs, it's true. If California has any earthquake, of any magnitude whatsoever, or no earthquake, in the next 30 years, the prediction is accurate. Look at it again. It will be correct no matter what actually occurs in California. The reporter, editors and science center overlooked this small detail, and could not be reached for comment.

In other news, a brain-damaged drooling idiot reportedly reported that he believes California has a fifty-fifty chance of having earthquakes, nearly equaling the prediction of the Southern California Earthquake Center, a consortium of over 600 scientists at 55 research institutions with massive funding. It was determined at press time that the funding is taken from the public by force through taxation, and doled out through two separate federal agencies.



Campus Violence Rising?

The lamestream media told you:

"Report Details Rise In Targeted Campus Violence --  Targeted college campus violence, from serious assaults to the mass shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, is up sharply over the past two decades. The number of cases rose from 40 during the 1980s to 79 in the 1990s and 83 since 2000, says a study issued Friday by the FBI, Secret Service and Education Department. The cause of the rise is unknown, though the report noted a dramatic rise in college-student enrollment in the past 20 years." http://tinyurl.com/2w9h3sd

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

If criminal assaults on one million students rise from 40 per decade, to 80 per decade on two million students, there is no rise in the rate of assaults, students effected per capita, or ratio of safety students enjoy.

Associated Press reporter Pete Yost did acknowledge a "dramatic rise in college student enrollment" between the decades being studied, but failed to provide any information that would allow an intelligent person to make a meaningful comparison.

Very often this occurs because the agency that handed the prefabricated information to the "reporter" didn't include it, and the reporter did little but arrange to publish the government-funded-and-written handout. This did not prevent the reporter, the editor, or anyone in the wire-service chain of command out to the local outlets from proclaiming a rise in violence, which might have occurred, who knows.

If student enrollment more than doubled during the period, the rate of violence would have decreased. This type of mathematical ineptitude is unfortunately common for the AP and "news" outlets nationwide, leaving the public either uninformed or misinformed. The public, largely educated in government schools, typically does not notice, just like the media that propagates the trash in the first place.



Discreet vs. Concealed

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing, but firearm-permit holders are very concerned about this core issue.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Now that Arizona has broken ground with its new no-permit-needed Freedom To Carry law (effective 7/29/10, also called Constitutional Carry), efforts are underway to deny anti-rights bigots an upper hand in the battle of words that frames so many civil rights debates.

"Concealed carry," the term government prefers, implies you have something to hide," said numerous long-time permit holders. "Now that Arizona has normalized the right to keep and bear arms, it makes much more sense to always refer to discreet carry as discreet carry. Nothing requires you to be a showboat in your ownership or possession of any private property unless you want to be."

Writer and friend Don Cline insightfully notes that, "One thing I make a point of when discussing discreet carry is the fact that traditionally, and as a doctrine of law, tyrants would like us to forget we have a right to exercise our rights PRIVATELY.  Being forced to carry openly if we carry at all is not only a violation of our right to bear arms, it is a violation of our right to privacy."

This point has been made in The Arizona Gun Owner's Guide for years, which noted that no-option open carry, despite its romantic appeal, is actually a reduction of your rights and makes it inconvenient to bear arms in many situations (p. 54).

"Paul Helmke and his ilk like to advance the theory that people have a right to know if someone around them is armed. They don't. They are already on notice that someone around them may be armed -- the Second Amendment and the Arizona Constitution places them on notice," Cline accurately observes. Helmke (leader of the Brady group) is merely posturing of course, and together with his scant membership hates knowing anyone has a firearm.

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GLBT Discrimination Ignored

The lamestream media told you:

The Republican National Committee's finance director and his deputy were forced out of office as the organization still reels from $2,000 in reimbursements for donors to attend a lesbian bondage-themed nightclub in Los Angeles, according to reports gleefully posted on all major lamestream media outlets.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Blatant discrimination against a perfectly legal lesbian entertainment venue in Los Angeles has avoided the notice of the ACLU, the nation's leading defender of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender oppressed groups. No one at ACLU was reached for comment.

"This is perfectly legal activity, and quite sexually thrilling, having been featured in James Bond films, major magazines and TV sitcoms for decades," said one observer wearing a latex mask to conceal its identity. "Why is the news media so upset about business people going to this sort of show, when media and Hollywood types revel in this sort of thing all the time? Is it just an attack on Republicans for stepping outside their box, into a box filled with lesbians?"

Speculation that it gave democrats a way to tie up republicans, even though that would be hypocritical, could not be confirmed. The suggestion that only non-sexual, alcohol-free, milquetoast entertainment was acceptable was not taken seriously by anyone. No pictures from the nightclub in question were provided, to many folks' dismay.



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