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Monday, April 30, 201

Vive la Difference
Sarkozy: "We are not superior -- we are different"
Firstpost -- Mumbai -- April 30 
French President Sarkozy
French polls: Sarkozy calls for tougher immigration laws
    Paris -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy called for tougher borders and a stronger national identity on Sunday and accused the left of petty slander as he struggled to catch up with his Socialist rival a week before a presidential runoff.
    Sarkozy, who lags his centre-left challenger Francois Hollande by 10 points in opinion polls for the May 6 vote, hammered home a message aimed at the nearly one-in-five far-right voters whose support he needs to win a second term.
    In a speech in the southern city of Toulouse, which was shaken in March when an Islamic gunman went on a shooting rampage, the conservative Sarkozy used the word "border" dozens of times as he stressed that love of one's country should not be confused with "dangerous nationalist ideology."
    "Without borders there is no nation, there is no Republic, there is no civilisation," Sarkozy told some 10,000 supporters. "We are not superior to others but we are different," he said.

Reuters    
Hundreds rally to support Joe Arpaio  
As many as 200 activists, some chanting "go Joe, go Joe," rallied in Arizona on Saturday to support Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is facing a federal racial-profiling probe for his police sweeps against illegal [aliens]. -- "Sheriff Joe is one of the very few guys who will enforce the immigration laws across this nation," said Randy Hatch, who used a megaphone to rally supporters of Arpaio at a park...

Dothan (Ala.) Eagle    
Usual suspects toss tantrum in Enterprise  
A rally against HB 56, Alabama's tough anti-illegal immigration law, attracted more than 150 protesters to Enterprise on Sunday. -- Organizers held the rally in a parking lot on Rucker Boulevard, near Blockbuster Video. Throughout the rally, speakers addressed attendees about the personal impact the bill had on their lives. -- B. Perez, a resident of Dothan, said although he is in the United States illegally...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers   Disturbing photos      
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border   
The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador wishes to remind U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in El Salvador that El Salvador is rated CRITICAL for crime. A critical threat rating exists when there is a continuous serious threat for crime. The Embassy has noticed a recent trend in credit card cloning and similar fraud. Credit card fraud can be difficult to recover from and can adversely affect your credit score and financial health...

The Hill -- Washington    sc   
"MEChA Boy" mayor decries Rubio's 'Dream Act'   
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) said on Sunday that an immigration proposal from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) would create a 'second class status' of people in the United States. -- 'I would support the president's version of the DREAM Act,' Villaraigosa said, appearing on CBS's 'Face the Nation.' 'I think that Sen. Rubio's version of the Dream Act would create a second class status for folks.'

Mexidata.info    
Power Dynamics in North America: Regional integration  
We begin our Regional Perspectives on Power series by focusing on what remains the most significant geopolitical region of our world. Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has been the international system's sole bona fide superpower. Yet for more than 100 years, it has also been the undisputed regional colossus of North America. Since the advent of the Monroe Doctrine, Washington has sought to...

Madison Ruppert -- The Intel Hub   
U.S. officials continue to shift focus from al Qaeda to 'home-grown extremists' 
Last year I broke down a report from the Homeland Security Policy Institute which not only lent support for increasingly harsh and widespread police state measures, but also served to shift attention away from the supposed threat posed by foreign terrorist groups towards the alleged threat of domestic terrorists. -- One of the prime targets for demonization by both the establishment media and law enforcement has been...

Associated Press    
Gov. Brewer faces appeal deadline in SB1070 ruling  
Gov. Jan Brewer faces a May 9 deadline for filing her appeal of a ruling that prevents police from enforcing yet another portion of Arizona's 2010 immigration enforcement law. -- Brewer is appealing U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton's Feb. 29 ruling that blocked police from enforcing the law's prohibition on blocking traffic when people seek or offer day labor services on streets.

MyFoxDFW    
Rally for Dallas trucker jailed in Mexico  
Dallas -- Family and friends of a Dallas truck driver, who is locked up in a Mexican prison, held a rally in Dallas, imploring American officials to help. -- The rally was held at Victory Plaza in Dallas. -- Jabin Bogan apparently was on his way to Phoenix to deliver ammunition, when he made made a wrong turn near El Paso, and traveled into Mexico. -- When Mexican authorities saw 268-thousand rounds in Bogan's truck, Bogan was arrested...

John C. Eastman -- Bloomberg   
Arizona leads U.S. in real immigration reform  
One's heart really has to go out to Solicitor General Donald Verrilli. -- Last month, in one of the most high-profile cases heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in decades, the litigation position of his client -- the U.S. government under the administration of President Barack Obama -- forced Verrilli to argue on one day that the penalty imposed by the individual mandate provisions of the Affordable Care Act was not a tax...

Laura Toribio -- Mexidata.info   
Smugglers offering migrants 'package deals' to cross borders  
Gangs engaged in the criminal smuggling of migrants offer "package deals," ranging from US$3,000 to US$20,000, for passage to another country, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The amount depends on the degree of sophistication of the services they offer. -- "The first package is when the migrant simply pays for assistance in order to cross borders...

Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner   
Immigration profiteers and the end users of illegals -- Part 2   
The reason the federal government has not secured the border, and obviously will not secure the border to prevent the entry of illegal aliens is that so many in our country are profiting from them. The twenty-first century plantation owners, the end users of illegal aliens, howl at the prospect of immigration law enforcement... [See Part 1] [More from Rick Oltman]

End of The American Dream   
What do California and Detroit have in common?  
When most people think of the economic decline that is happening in America, most of them think of states like California and cities like Detroit. In both cases, unemployment is rampant, government finances are a mess, and businesses and families are both leaving in droves. So what is causing this? -- What do California and Detroit have in common?...

Joel Kotkin -- Daily Beast   
As California collapses, Obama follows its lead  
Barack Obama learned the rough sport of politics in Chicago, but his domestic policies have been shaped by California's progressive creed. As the Golden State crumbles, its troubles point to those America may confront in a second Obama term. -- From his first days in office, the president has held up California as a model state. In 2009, he praised its green-tinged energy policies as a blueprint for the nation...

Associated Press   
Some invaders reject deportation offer  
Miguel Rojano might have been elated when the federal government offered to put his deportation case on hold under a new initiative to focus resources on ridding the country of hardened criminals. -- But the Mexican newspaper delivery supervisor -- who was raising his five American-born sons in Chicago after living in the country for more than two decades --- actually turned down the government's offer...

Gary D. Barnett -- LewRockwell.com    
The scourge of collectivism in the nation state of America  
The mind of the collectivist is empty and pitiful, and has not the ability to think on its own. It has no uniqueness; it has no individual personality. It does not create, nor does it possess any sense of self. The collectivist mind can't possess these virtues because it is only a very small cog in a wheel of the group. It is but a speck in the midst of a mob. This is the story of America today, as collectivism runs rampant...

M. Catharine Evans -- The American Thinker    
Trayvon: 46 days; Fast and Furious: 527 days and counting 
The Attorney General of the State of Arizona should charge the Attorney General of the United States with negligent homicide in the deaths of Agents Terry, Zapata and Mexican nationals. -- Sound extreme? -- Not really. The government sanctioned program of allowing convicted felons to sell guns to drug cartels without interdiction resulted in cold-blooded murder, yet no one has been charged...

WND.com    
Breitbart's coroner poisoned to death?  
Medical examiners in Los Angeles are investigating the possible poisoning death of one of their own officials who may have worked on the case of Andrew Breitbart, the conservative firebrand who died March 1, the same day Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced probable cause for forgery in President Obama's birth certificate. -- Michael Cormier, a respected forensic technician for the Los Angeles County Coroner died...

David K. Shipler -- New York Times    
Terrorist plots, hatched by the F.B.I.  
The United States has been narrowly saved from lethal terrorist plots in recent years --- or so it has seemed. A would-be suicide bomber was intercepted on his way to the Capitol; a scheme to bomb synagogues and shoot Stinger missiles at military aircraft was developed by men in Newburgh, N.Y.; and a fanciful idea to fly explosive-laden model planes into the Pentagon and the Capitol was hatched in Massachusetts...

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