Sunday, April 10, 2016

NYPD corruption scandal leads straight to de Blasio

New York Post ^ | April 7, 2016 | 11:29pm | Michael Goodwin 

As Bob Dylan told us long ago, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” These days, a foul wind blows from City Hall.
With subpoenas issued, investigations spreading and at least one federal grand jury at work, the question isn’t whether Bill de Blasio’s administration has a corruption problem. The questions are how big is the problem, how many agencies are tainted and how high up the pecking order does it go? […]
The two biggest and most recent scandals involve lucrative gifts and cash given to current and former top officers in the NYPD, and the removal of a deed restriction and sale of a city-owned Manhattan building that netted private investors a cool $72 million profit.
The rub is that both cases feature donors who contributed large sums to the mayor’s campaign and his slush fund. That would suggest the fish stinks from the head. …
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US Giving 2X More Green Cards to Muslim Migrants Than Europeans

FrontPage Mag ^ | April 9, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield 

This in a nutshell is why we have a terrorism problem. To have a major problem, you need a base recruiting population inside your borders. Just look at Europe. Without that population base, terrorism is harder. And widespread terrorism of the so-called "Lone Wolf" kind that we're seeing more of now is even harder. But if you keep bringing Muslims to America... then you have the population base.
And the terror.
As Rachel Stoltzfoos at the Daily Caller reports, the priority is for Muslim immigrants over European immigrants.
The United States issues twice as many green cards to migrants from Muslim-majority countries than from Europe, adding to a Middle Eastern migrant population in the country that is one of the fastest growing demographics.
From 2009 to 2013, the U.S. issued 680,000 green cards to migrants from Muslim countries, more than twice the approximately 270,000 green cards issued to migrants from European countries. Green cards entitle migrants to legal permanent residency in the country and work authorization, federal benefits, and the chance to apply for citizenship.
This is consistent with the larger Ted Kennedy shift in immigration which prioritizes Third World immigration over European immigration. But it's also consistent with Obama taking Muslim Syrian refugees over Christian ones. And the growing status of Muslims as the leading victim group.
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