Clooney and friends Kony 2012 video is a giant scam and a text book example of a liberal propaganda campaign. For starters almost all the players behind this are con artists and propagandist, they would make Josef Goebbels proud. For starters this Kony guy is not even in Uganda since 2006 when this film was originaly produced under the title “Invisible Children”. Another lie this scam keeps repeating is his Lords Resistance Army has 30,000+ children soldiers terrorizing Uganda . That number is actually a guess on how many children where kidnapped over 30 years, just one of many “facts” they stretch. The worst part of this entire con is the $30 dollar “Action Kits” the video try’s to shakedown it viewers for. My god who would not want to give just $30 dollars to “Help The CHILDREN”. Unfortunately like the majority of these liberal cause of the week shakedowns, the only folks who benefit are the con artists who run these long cons. According to the site Charity Navigator only a tiny percentage of the money somewhere between 16 to 30% reaches the ground. Besides this scams terrible record of transparency they refused to cooperate with the Better Business Bureau.
Compensation of Leaders | % of Compensation relative to amount of money made by IC | Title
$88,241 | 0.99% | Ben Keesey – CEO
$89,669 | 1.00% | Jason Russell – Co-Founder/Filmmaker
$84,377 | 0.94% | Laren Poole – Co-Founder/Filmmaker
Total Contributions: $10,334,060
Program Service Revenue: $3,423,351
Total Primary Revenue: $13,757,411
Other Revenue $7,769
TOTAL REVENUE: $13,765,180
Program Expenses: $7,163,384
Administrative Expenses: $1,444,570
Fundraising Expenses: $286,678
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES: $8,894,632
Payments to Affiliates $0 Excess (Or deficit) for the year: $4,870,548
Net Assets $6,584,811
They also fail to mention that some money is going to the Ugandan military who’s record of atrocity and abuse is ongoing. The current regime of Marxist Yoweri Museven who has been in power for over 25 years is rampant with corruption and human rights abuses. This area of the world has no good guys, it comes down to who is are puppet, we have no business being there. This propaganda campaign is actively lobbying for Obama to send U.S. Military forces to hunt Kony down. Just like are media inspired war in Somalia the media will start running stories of the horrible actions going on and the blowhards like Sen. McCain and whatever idiots from Obama’s side will commence with there dog and pony shows advocating we drone someone or send in the SEALS. In fact it has already started, to placate his liberal base and keep there money flowing OBAMA has ordered over 100 “advisors” from the Special Operations Command to Central Africa to assist in hunting this crazy old man down. This on top of the already larger contingent of U.S. military already deployed for Obama’s new AFRICOM mission. How many goddam wars is Obama going to start, we have no dog in this fight. We have Mexican cartels murdering Americans in are own streets and Barrack Hussein Obama refuses to act against those terrorist just who does Obama think he works for?
By the way Jason Russel the co-founder and filmmaker of this propaganda was recently arrestted for running around his neighborhood completely naked ranting “Your The Devil” while jumping on a passing car and masturbating. These are the sort of idiots that Barrack Hussein Obama is influenced by.
The Democratic party might as well rename there party the Mexocrat Party, they no longer stand up for American citizens. Time after time the Democrats have refused to support even the most minor of immigration reform bllls. The Democrats killed the border security fence, killed voter verification, killed workplace verification, now they seem to be in support of killing Americans to garner the Mexican vote. The 20 million plus illegals are an obscene drain on the American taxpayer, they are literally stealing from the American people. Illegal aliens are involved in the deaths of thousands of Americans every single year, we have spent hundreds of billions of dollars fighting Al-Qaeda overseas while at the same time thousands of illegals stream across are open unguarded border every single day. Many of these illegals end up killing, raping, robbing and terrorizing American citizens every day. The rest steal jobs, drive down wages why paying zero in taxes. Cities already struggling to serve there taxpayers are being bankrupted forking out services to illegal aliens who pay nothing. The Democrats have no problem dumping the responsibility for these folks on local governments while refusing to take responsibility for the negative effects. Illegal Aliens are a drain on our schools, hospitals and public safety forces, worse yet the Obama administration has fought every single attempt by state and local governments to fix these problems. It getting to the point where jobless Americans will have to deal with this issue are own way.
Democrat Lawmakers: Americans Killed by Drunk-Driving Illegal Aliens Doesn’t Justify Law to Check Legal Status
By Penny Starr
Rep.Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) sponsored the Scott Gardner Act after a college student was run over in her state by an illegal alien who was driving drunk. Myrick testified at a House hearing on the bill on March 8, 2012. (CNSNews.com)
(CNSNews.com) – Despite testimony from a man whose brother was killed by an illegal alien who was driving drunk and had five previous DWI arrests, Democrats spoke out against legislation that would allow arresting officers to check the legal status of aliens and transfer confirmed illegal immigrants into federal custody.
Wednesday’s hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement focused on the Scott Gardner Act, sponsored by Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.), who testified on the first panel.
The bill is named after a University of North Carolina student, Scott Gardner, who was run over by Jorge Humberto Hernandez-Soto, an illegal alien who was driving drunk and who had been returned to Mexico 17 times before he killed the young college student, according to a 2005 article about the incident in the Charlotte Observer.
“By directing state officers to treat people differently based upon their perceived alienage, the bill would essentially become a national version of the Arizona and Alabama immigration laws, inviting widespread racial profiling and discrimination in violation of the Constitution,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the ranking Democratic member, said at Wednesday’s hearing.
In support of her argument, Lofgren cited a Supreme Court ruling against a provision of the Brady Act, which required state officers to perform a federal background check on prospective gun buyers.
Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas), testified on March 8, 2012, that he opposes the Scott Gardner Act because it would be a burden on state and local law enforcement personnel and was ‘probably unconstitutional.’ (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)
In the Gardner legislation (HR 3808), the inquiry about legal status takes place after the individual has been arrested for driving while intoxicated and the arresting officer has “reasonable grounds” to believe the that individual is an alien. If the individual is determined to be in the country illegally, they would be transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas), who also testified on the first panel at the hearing, argued that drunk driving was already covered when state and local law enforcement agencies are taking part in the Department of Homeland Security’s Secure Communities program, which allows them to check an arrested individual’s legal status using a federal database.
“H.R. 3808 can’t help with deportations for drunk driving because ICE already considers DUI a high priority offense,” Gonzalez said in his opening remarks.
Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, testified on March 8, 2012 at a House hearing about the need for a law to identify and deport illegal aliens who are arrested for driving under the influence. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)
In a related case, however, Brian McCann’s deceased brother, Dennis McCann, lived in Cook County, a jurisdiction where officials have said they will not cooperate with federal authorities on immigration matters. In fact, Saul Chavez, the man who killed Dennis McCann in a drunk-driving incident, had five prior drunk-driving arrests was either jailed briefly or released, including when he was released on bail before he could be tried in court for Dennis McCann’s death.
Chavez’s whereabouts are still unknown, according to authorities.
Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, testified at the hearing that the Scott Gardner legislation was essential to fill a “very serious gap in immigration law enforcement that enables a particularly dangerous set of individuals to remain in our communities in defiance of our laws.”
In a blog on Jan. 2012, Vaughan wrote about the “ill-conceived ordinance” that required the sheriff of Cook County (which includes Chicago) to ignore ICE’s request to hold criminal aliens to allow the federal agency to start the deportation process.
Vaughan said that over the “last few months” more than 100 criminal illegal aliens had been released back into the community in Cook County, including Chavez, who was released from jail in November after his brother posted 10 percent of his $250,000 bail. Chavez has not been seen since then.
Myrick testified at the hearing that since 2006, 11,494 illegal aliens have been arrested in Mecklenburg County, which is in her district. Among those arrests, 2,789, or 24 percent, were from driving drunk.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, said on March 8, 2012, that she opposed legislation that would allow state and local law enforcement officers to check the legal status of individuals who are arrested for drunk driving. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)
“It’s a big problem and it’s only getting bigger,” Myrick said. The bill was re-introduced by Myrick in January and it remains in committee.
“How many people must die before illegal immigrant drunk drivers are detained and removed?” Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.), chairman of the subcommittee said at the hearing. “Why is it that they are not a priority for our administration?
“Congress has no choice but to act since the administration apparently is not going to,” Gallegly said. “Rep. Myrick’s bill solves the problem and ensures that illegal immigrants who drink and drive are detained and processed by ICE.”
In yet another shot to the American people Barrack Hussein Obama dismantles yet another program safeguarding the citizens. This is just another petty little political gimmick to get votes from Mexicans. This program was a cheap effective force multiplier to screen the millions of illegal alien criminal that state and local law enforcement have to spend taxpayer dollars arresting every year. If anything the program should be broadened to force law enforcement to verify the status of anyone suspected of being here illegally. The Obama administration seems more concerned with getting votes then it is safeguarding the American people. The Obama administration is quickly dismantling every single aspect of our already pathetically weak border security apparatus. The Obama administration has defunded the fence, decreased border patrol agents and dismantled every single interdiction program on the books including work place raids. They have even gone as far as ordering ICE release every illegal without major criminal records. I guess in Obama world only the federal laws they favor are enforced, last time I checked violating the soveriegn borders of our country was a federal crime.
Immigration enforcement program to be shut down
The Obama administration is starting to shut down a program that deputized local police officers to act as immigration agents. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have trained local officers around the country to act as their agencies’ immigration officers. Working either in jails or in the field, the officers can check the immigration status of suspects and place immigration holds on them.
The program, known as 287(g), reached its peak under President George W. Bush, when 60 local agencies signed contracts with ICE to implement it. But that trend slowed significantly under President Obama – only eight agencies have signed up since he took office, and none has done so since August 2010.
Now, in their proposed budget for the upcoming year, Department of Homeland Security officials say they will not sign new contracts for 287(g) officers working in the field and will terminate the “least productive” of those agreements – saving an estimated $17 million. All the contracts between ICE and local police agencies run for three years, so that portion of the program could be finished by November when the last contract for field officers expires.
In its budget request, DHS said officials instead will focus on expanding Secure Communities, a program that checks the fingerprints of all people booked into local jails against federal immigration databases. The follow-up work in those cases is done by ICE agents, not local police.
“The Secure Communities screening process is more consistent, efficient and cost-effective in identifying and removing criminal and other priority aliens,” the department explained in its budget request.
The program had been criticized by Homeland Security inspector general reports, which found that local officers were not being properly trained and there was not enough oversight to ensure that local agencies weren’t using the program to engage in racial profiling.
A study last year by the Migration Policy Institute, a non-partisan think tank, found that immigrants developed “fear and mistrust of authorities” when they realized that local police could act as immigration agents.
The main complaint Friday from groups that oppose 287(g) was that the program isn’t being terminated immediately, and that its replacement – Secure Communities – is not much better.
“The 287(g) program has been repeatedly called into question by advocates as well as the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general, and should be terminated rather than sustained with taxpayer money,” said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. “The Secure Communities program is surrounded by grave concerns about the impact to public safety, community policing and civil rights abuses.”
Defenders of the program, such as Jessica Vaughan, of the Center for Immigration Studies, say Homeland Security is “putting politics ahead of public safety” by cutting back the 287(g) program. She said Secure Communities is helpful but that local officers working in the field are better able to identify illegal immigrants who may not have their fingerprints in federal databases, making it harder to identify them. She said some agencies such as the Colorado Department of Public Safety have used their 287(g) officers to suppress drug and human smuggling, gang activity and identity theft and said many sheriffs and police chiefs prefer the program to Secure Communities. “The problem for ICE is that while they may feel that they get political brownie points for this kind of gesture, in reality what the anti-enforcement groups want is for them to end 287(g) and Secure Communities, not curtail them,” said Vaughan, director of policy studies for the center. “So it’s futile – they end up making everyone on both sides angry.”