Daily Archives: October 3, 2015

Trump: Gun laws have ‘nothing to do’ with Oregon shooting

Trump: Gun laws have ‘nothing to do’ with Oregon shooting

By Elliot Smilowitz

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-primaries/255834-trump-gun-laws-have-nothing-to-do-with-oregon-shooting

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says Thursday’s shooting at a community college in Oregon can be blamed solely on mental illness.

“The gun laws have nothing to do with this,” Trump told ABC News on Friday, when asked about stricter gun regulations.

“This isn’t guns, this is about really mental illness. And I feel very strongly about it,” he added.

The business mogul said difficulties in dealing with people with mental problems are unavoidable.

“Even if you had great education having to deal with mental illness. You educate the community — you’re going to have people that slip through the cracks,” he said.

Trump told MSNBC earlier Friday that school shootings are a phenomenon isolated to the U.S.

“We have millions of sick people all over the world,” he said. “This is sort of unique to our country — the school shootings.”

“You’re always going to have problems,” the businessman added on MSNBC. “That’s the way the world works. For the next million years, people will slip through the cracks.”

Chris Harper Mercer, 26, killed 10 and injured seven in the Thursday shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.

Alabama Hospitals Surreptitiously Drug Test New Mothers

How Some Alabama Hospitals Quietly Drug Test New Mothers—Without Their Consent

In many cases, Alabama hospitals drug test mothers and babies without explicit consent and without warning about the potential consequences, ProPublica and AL.com have found.

By Nina Martin, ProPublica, and Amy Yurkanin, AL.com Friday, October 2, 2015 10:47 a.m. CDT.

http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2015/oct/02/how-some-alabama-hospitals-quietly-drug-test-new-m/

#In Alabama, a positive drug test can have dire repercussions for pregnant women and new mothers. Their newborns can be taken from them. They can lose custody of their other children. They can face lengthy sentences in the most notorious women’s prison in the U.S. and thousands of dollars in fees and fines.

#Yet the hospitals that administer those drug tests—and turn the results over to authorities—are exceedingly reluctant to disclose their policies to the public. In many cases, they test mothers and babies without explicit consent and without warning about the potential consequences, ProPublica and AL.com have found.

#According to a review of hundreds of court records, drug testing is ubiquitous in some Alabama counties—sometimes of mothers, sometimes of infants, sometimes both. In some parts of the state, hospitals test on a case-by-case basis, employing criteria that virtually ensure greater scrutiny for poor women.

#ProPublica and AL.com began examining hospital drug-testing policies as part of an investigation into Alabama’s chemical endangerment law, the country’s toughest law targeting drug use in pregnancy. Since 2006, the law has been used to charge nearly 500 women with endangering their unborn children. In many cases, law enforcement officials cited hospital-administered drug tests as probable cause for arrest.

#Forty-two of the 49 hospitals that deliver babies in Alabama declined to answer an AL.com/ProPublica questionnaire about testing policies, despite repeated requests over several months. Of the seven that did respond, three provided only partial information. Officials at several hospitals declined interview requests to explain why they didn’t want to answer the questionnaires.

#In six consent forms obtained from patients and a handful of hospitals—paperwork that patients sign when they check in to deliver their babies—drug testing is specifically mentioned in only two. None indicate that positive results can trigger arrest and prosecution under the Alabama chemical endangerment statute.

#”If hospitals are not informing their patients about what their drug-testing policies are, particularly when those results are used to involve law enforcement in their patients’ lives, that is an unconstitutional act,” said Sara Ainsworth, director of legal advocacy for the New York- based National Advocates for Pregnant Women.

#Under Alabama law, drug abuse in pregnancy is considered a form of child abuse, and medical providers are “mandatory reporters,” meaning they are required to report positive test results to child welfare authorities, who then must report them to law enforcement. At least 15 other states also treat prenatal drug use as child abuse, but only three—Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee—explicitly allow mothers to be criminally prosecuted.

#The potential penalties under Alabama law are especially stiff: one to 10 years in prison if a baby is exposed but suffers no ill effects; 10 to 20 years if a baby shows signs of exposure or harm; and 10 to 99 years if a baby dies.

#Rosemary Blackmon, executive vice president of the Alabama Hospital Association, spoke on behalf of three hospitals that declined to answer the AL.com/ProPublica questionnaire. She said hospitals fear that discussing their drug testing policies could keep pregnant women from seeking medical care.

#”I think there’s just sort of a general hesitancy that the more they talk about the drug screening and reporting, the greater the likelihood the mother will avoid delivering at a hospital,” Blackmon said.

#But drug policy experts, medical groups and civil libertarians say it’s the threat of losing their children and ending up behind bars that creates an atmosphere of fear.

#”Criminal laws tend to make women less forthcoming,” said Dr. Stephen Patrick, professor of pediatrics and health policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. “It doesn’t set up a place where people have the opportunity to engage with their providers honestly.”

#The severe consequences for women and families make it even more important that doctors and hospitals are transparent in their testing policies, experts say.

#The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidance states that drug testing “should be performed only with the patient’s consent … Pregnant women must be informed of the potential ramifications of a positive test result, including any mandatory reporting requirements.”

#In 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a program in South Carolina that involuntarily tested pregnant drug users solely for law enforcement purposes. It’s unclear how often hospitals in Alabama report positive drug tests directly to law enforcement, but a bill proposed earlier this year by the sheriff of Etowah County, northeast of Birmingham, would have required reporting within two hours whenever a pregnant woman or newborn tested positive.

#Hospital testing policies are so opaque that even state health officials say they are in the dark about specifics. “Some hospitals, any pregnant woman that comes in, they’ll test for drugs,” said Janice M. Smiley, director of the Perinatal Health Division at the Alabama Department of Public Health. “Some will test all their newborns. It’s not one thing where everybody does the same. There’s no consistency there.”

#Does she know which hospitals take which approach? “We don’t,” Smiley said.

#Drug testing is an issue that U.S. medical providers are increasingly likely to confront. The incidence of babies born dependent on drugs, especially opioid painkillers and heroin, nearly doubled from 2009 to 2012, according to research by Patrick. Hospitals charged $1.5 billion to treat babies in withdrawal in 2012, according to the same study.

#There are many medical reasons to screen pregnant women and new mothers for drug use, experts say: to provide proper prenatal care, to prevent pregnancy complications and to anticipate problems that may arise at birth. Many medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, support universal screening: asking women about their use of drugs as well as legal substances, such as alcohol and tobacco, that can affect prenatal health as much, if not more, than illicit ones.

#But studies have found that many women lie about substance use during pregnancy, so some hospitals and communities have turned to testing—sometimes urine, sometimes blood, sometimes the baby’s first bowel movement, or meconium.

#Several hospitals in Cincinnati announced universal drug testing for pregnant women earlier this year, and hospitals in New York City and Maryland have regularly tested new moms and pregnant women, according to research. Four states—Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota and North Dakota—also require testing under some circumstances according to the Guttmacher Institute.

#Hospital officials in those states have said they are responding to an increase in opioid use leading to drug-dependent babies. But none of those states has a law allowing women to be prosecuted for drug use in pregnancy.

#In 2003, the federal government began requiring states to create strategies for dealing with drug-dependent babies. But the law left open the question of which babies and mothers should be tested, allowing hospitals to set their own parameters.

#In Alabama hospitals, every facility from Thomas Hospital, in the prosperous bayside community of Fairhope, to the sprawling, urban campus of UAB Hospital in Birmingham, sets its own criteria.

#Of the hospitals that answered the AL.com/ProPublica questionnaire, UAB Hospital appears to hew most closely to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines. Doctors there use a separate form to seek consent for drug testing; women can opt out simply by not signing.

#According to court records and interviews with prosecutors, some hospitals have a policy of testing all newborns, in part because federal laws protecting patient privacy don’t apply in cases of child abuse. If an infant tests positive, mothers are then tested and reported to authorities.

#Hospitals that take this approach appear to include Decatur Morgan in Morgan County, which has the largest number of chemical endangerment arrests in the state—including a high percentage of first-time offenders who test positive for marijuana only. Decatur Morgan officials declined numerous requests for comment.

#Other hospitals single out patients with certain symptoms and those who received little to no prenatal care, the hospital questionnaires indicate. “A lack of prenatal care is a red flag,” the hospital association’s Blackmon said.

#Women who use drugs are more likely to go without prenatal care, according to a 2004 study in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. But so are women with less education and no health insurance.

#Legal experts worry that singling out women who haven’t received prenatal care could unfairly target poor women and those who live far from medical facilities.

#More than half of the births in the state are paid for by Medicaid, which is only available to women who earn less than $1,433 a month ($17,196 per year). What’s more, the number of rural hospitals in the state offering obstetrical care has dropped by about 60 percent since 1980, according to the Alabama Rural Health Association, which makes it more difficult for rural women to obtain prenatal care

#”You don’t have to be on drugs not to receive prenatal care,” said Linda Fentiman, a professor at Pace University School of Law, who has studied fetal protection laws. “It could just be that you can’t afford it.”

#The U.S. Supreme Court has addressed the issue of drug testing maternity patients only once, in Ferguson v. Charleston in 2001. The justices found that a policy at a South Carolina public hospital to involuntary test women (in this case, almost exclusively black) and turn positive results over to law enforcement solely for prosecution purposes violated Fourth Amendment protections against search and seizure.

#”The reasonable expectation of privacy enjoyed by the typical patient undergoing diagnostic tests in a hospital is that the results … will not be shared with nonmedical personnel without her consent,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion.

#But that decision focused on publicly funded hospitals. “Legally, this is a very ripe area for attack,” said Daniel Abrahamson, director of legal affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance, which helped organize amicus briefs against the hospital’s policy in the Ferguson case.

#In admissions forms ProPublica and AL.com obtained, references to drug testing were almost always obscured in vague boilerplate language giving consent to things like “diagnostic procedures,” “usual and customary medical/emergency treatment,” and “other… care considered advisable or necessary by the physician.”

#The consent forms are “really unclear,” said R. Alta Charo, a medical ethicist, former senior adviser to the Food and Drug Administration and University of Wisconsin law professor who reviewed them for ProPublica and AL.com. “This is a global consent to anything in medicine that they want to do. That is not at all a standard for consent. … It does not count in my mind as informed consent for drug screening.”

#The absence of clarity is even more striking when compared with other detailed and explicit consent forms maternity patients can be required to sign.

#When Casey Shehi checked into Gadsden Regional Medical Center in Etowah County to deliver her son in August 2014, her admissions paperwork totaled 17 pages. The consent forms covered everything from potential medical complications to the photographing of Shehi’s newborn and hospital visitation rules.

#The only reference to possible drug testing was a blanket statement: “I consent to examinations, blood tests … laboratory and imaging procedures, medications, infusions, nursing care, and other services or treatments …” No one at Gadsden Regional orally informed her that she would be drug tested, Shehi said.

#When traces of benzodiazepine were found in Shehi’s urine—from a Valium she had taken to help her sleep—she was turned over to child welfare and law enforcement authorities, then charged with chemical endangerment. Etowah has arrested more pregnant women and new mothers for chemical endangerment than any other Alabama county in the last two years.

#Shehi’s case was recently dismissed, but her experience with drug testing has been mirrored by women across the state, according to a recent AL.com reader survey.

#A mother who gave birth at Huntsville Hospital this summer reported that she was “appalled” when she found out she had been drug tested. Two women who gave birth at other Alabama hospitals‚Marshall Medical Center South and Brookwood in Birmingham—only found out they were drug tested after false positives, they said in the survey.

#”(B)ecause (testing) is now considered the standard of care, patients are not given an option to refuse it,” said a doctor who anonymously provided a Huntsville Hospital consent form. “(N)or are they told that this is included in their consent before signing … I’ve been told by moms that they just get handed the urine cup and told to void.”

#Fifty-six of the 110 women who responded to the reader survey said they had no idea whether they’d been drug tested. Officials at Brookwood Medical Center, Huntsville Hospital and Marshall Medical Center South all declined to comment and did not return questionnaires.

#In a few counties, notably Madison, where Huntsville is located, defense lawyers recently have been more aggressive in challenging the legality of drug tests and law enforcement investigations based on them, according to court records. A number of those cases have been dismissed.

#General medical consents are not the same as consent to a police search, said Lynn Paltrow, executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women and a lead attorney in the Ferguson case. “Unless … there (is) a search warrant or the woman (gives) a specific consent to being searched for criminal justice purposes,” she said, “the collection and transmission of the test results constitute an illegal search and seizure in violation of the Fourth Amendment.”

#State Rep. Patricia Todd, a Birmingham Democrat with a background in public health, said there was little political appetite to change the way Alabama addresses drug use during pregnancy. “It’s easy to throw someone in jail for something they do,” Todd said. “You don’t have to deal with the real issue.”

#That may leave the matter in the hands of lawyers. Hospitals and medical providers that test women without notice or consent and turn over positive results to authorities are leaving themselves open to legal challenge, said Randall Marshall, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama.

#The closer hospitals and law enforcement officials are working, the more likely they are to run afoul of the Ferguson ruling, he said. “This is an issue that we are very interested in.”

Donald Trump Says He’ll Send the Syrian Migrants Back When He is President (VIDEO)

BY CLYDE FOR GOPTHEDAILYDOSE.COM

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Donald Trump has yet again made a campaign promise with absolutely no explanation behind it as to how he could possibly pull such a feat off. Many Americans are infuriated that Obama is allowing thousands of Syrian refugees to take refuge in the United States and, at a campaign rally, Trump ostensibly chose to capitalize on that anger and vowed to send all of the migrants back.

Republican Donald Trump spoke to a packed house tonight in Keene, New Hampshire.

Trump told the audience he would send the Syrian migrants back home.

I’m putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration, that if I win, if I win, they’re going back. They’re going back.

Barack Obama is planning on bringing tens of thousands of Syrian migrants to the US after abandoning the region in 2011.

So he’s going to send them all back to Syria — that would be a lot more believable if, for once, he would offer some substance behind his proposal. How is he going to pull this off? His promises are about as believable as the ones spouted by a sixth-grader running for student council promising to put free soda machines in every classroom.

 

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Putin vs. Obama

From a cyber bud:  Obammy is not our leader, just as he is not our legal POTUS .. he is an embarrassment; the whole world is laughing at him and the ding-dongs who voted for him. BTW, he was not duly elected; he was (s)elected to destroy the USA.

My Comments:  I really don’t trust Putin anymore than Obama, but I have to say he’s not an embarrassment to the Russian people.

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Pope Underplays Baby Slaughter-Feinstein Denies It Exists

by Rev. Austin Miles

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–This is not an attack upon Pope Francis. There are many things that can be admired about him. However, a huge contradiction in his statements (and lack of statements) while here, regarding the sanctity of human life, is a head-scratcher that defies any moral imperative.

The pope’s visit to America had a huge impact on the entire world during his whirlwind 3 day tour of the U.S. While he was curiously mum about the horrors of abortion and the carving up of newly aborted babies to sell their body parts, he instead, spent his time pontificating that the death penalty for hardened criminals should be abolished. He went on to declare that the death penalty has no place in a modern society. After all, criminals are human too and must be treated with care and compassion.

How’s that again?  Vicious criminals, many who have cruelly murdered human beings, destroying lives of survivors forever, should be spared punishment, since that would make us barbaric?  But little babies in the womb, who are totally innocent of any wrongdoing, are torn apart, limb by limb with no anesthesia (it has been proved ,they DO feel pain)  simply because they are inconvenient?

What is worse, the Communist Democrats voted down a law that would have given anesthesia to babies undergoing that horrific procedure, so at least, they would not suffer. But what is astonishingly lacking for democrats and the pope is any compassion for innocent pre-born babies feeling excruciating pain as they are torn apart, while exhibiting total compassion for murderers who coldly kill. This makes no sense.

A petition has gone out and signed by thousands asking congresspersons and senators to defund Planned Parenthood for the atrocities committed at their “health care” clinics. We, the taxpayers, fund Planned Parenthood (murderhood) with millions of dollars given to them each year. Yes, we who totally disagree with this outrage are forced to pay for it.

I was one who signed that petition.  A copy went to Dianne Feinstein, California’s Senator. She sent me back a polite letter which is very informative:  Since there is a sizing problem that prevents the letter from being cut and pasted here, we will reproduce it word for word, with a highlighted comment on the misrepresentations by this senator.

—–Original Message—– From: senator <senator@feinstein.senate.gov> Sent: Thu, Sep 24, 2015 11:02 am Subject: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein responding to your message

Dianne Feinstein

                        United States Senator for California

Dear Rev. Miles

Thank you for contacting me regarding Planned Parenthood.  I appreciate hearing from you, and I welcome an opportunity to respond.

I understand you are concerned by recently released videos depicting Planned Parenthood representatives and affiliates discussing the donation of fetal tissue for medical research. The regulated donation of fetal tissue for medical research is a legal practice, and to date, it is my understanding that none of the videos released have demonstrated any unlawful activity by Planned Parenthood or its affiliates.  It is also important to note that a forensics company uncovered that both the initially released and “full footage” versions of these videos are heavily edited and misrepresent their full contact.

Excuse me Senator: You mentioned that DONATION of fetal tissue is legal. Planned Parenthood has a price fixed on every organ in the child’s body…they are for sale and a lot of money has been brought in by selling these illegal body parts. This, Ms. Feinstein is NOT LEGAL!  You also state as truth that a “forensics company”–chosen by democrat supporters of Planned Parenthood–state that these videos “are heavily edited and misrepresent their full content.”  NOT SO Senator. A real forensic specialist examined the tapes and stated that they were NOT edited.

Lawful fetal tissue research has taken place in the United States for several decades, and has directly led to medical breakthroughs including the polio vaccine and innovative treatments for HIV and AIDS. Recent research has also yielded promising discoveries in treatment for Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries and diabetes. Since 1993, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been fully authorized to both facilitate and regulate these types of legitimate research.

Again Senator, this research you described is and was NOT legal. Your next paragraph answers itself, yet you try to misdirect us to think the body parts of the aborted baby are DONATED.

You may be interested to know that current law prohibits the sale of fetal tissue and imposes harsh criminal penalties for doing so. Tissue may be donated, not sold, and by law a woman must give written consent before donating fetal tissue. Consent may not be given or requested prior to a woman’s decision to obtain an abortion, and the statement of consent must be made available to HHS for audit in order to verify compliance with the law.

Women who have had an abortion have stated publicly that they would NEVER have given permission for their baby’s body parts to be sold on the human organ market. Indeed, they were never asked.

I understand that you support withholding federal funding from Planned Parenthood.  Since coming to the Senate, I have consistently supported federal funding for reproductive health care under the Title X Family Planning Program, including Planned Parenthood. These funds do not go toward abortion services, and instead help to provide contraceptives, cancer screenings, and other health services to millions of low-income women and men. According to a report published by the Guttmacher Institute, these preventative services resulted in nearly 400,000 fewer abortions in 2013 alone, the latest year for which statistics are available.

Senator Feinstein, you are trying to convince us that the money given to Planned Parenthood is strictly for reproductive health care, then you state that these funds do not go toward abortion services???  L I A R!! Furthermore, most of these cash cow abortions were performed on women with some money who simply did not want to have their life styles interrupted by having a baby to care for. Planned Parenthood’s most prosperous product is abortion, even though Senator Feinstein denies that it even takes place there.

I recognize that this is a topic of great personal importance for many people and that the debate on this issue has significant meaning to you. Please know that I respect your opinion and will be mindful of your views as the Senate continues to discuss this matter.

You can bet that this is of great personal importance to me, Senator. And your fellow democrats so hate babies that they voted against at least giving them pain medication before cutting them to pieces. 

Again, thank you for writing. I hope you will continue to contact me regarding issues of importance to you. Should you have any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to call my Washington, D.C., office at (202) 224-3841, Best regards.

Sincerely Yours,

Dianne Feinstein

United States Senator.

Senator Feinstein’s letter, of course, makes me feel much better about babies being dismembered, limb by limb as they twist and squirm in horrific agony.

It will be of interest to know that while Pope Francis was speaking for the rights of murderers to not be executed, 12,000 abortions were performed during his 3 days in the United States.

Photo Caption: Abortion Proponent Obama Enjoys Laugh with Pope.

 

 

 

Polling Convergence – OAN/GRAVIS and Reuters Show Donald Trump Surging With 34 – 35% Support…

by sundance for BREITBART.COM

Reuters Trend Polling and OAN/Gravis Polling have each announced and updated Presidential Polling for the GOP race 2016. The results are exceptionally similar. Both polling outcomes reflect Donald Trump with a massive lead amid the rest of the field.

Gravis Polling has Trump with 35% support. Reuters shows an almost identical 34% outcome. The downstream alignments with the remainder of the field are also very similar. Here’s the OAN/Gravis result:

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[…] Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted the random survey of 2,665 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 1.9%. The polls were conducted on September 30 through October 1, 2015 (link) Below is the graphic result from Reuters

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The Reuters Data also shows an interactive trend line from August 8th to October 2nd. As Carson and Fiorina were promoted by the media (Op-Hummingbird) you can see the Trump trend line went down.

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However, once Carson/Fiorina began to be vetted more seriously, and gained additional exposure/scrutiny by the audience, their trend line drops – and Trump is rising again.

The OAN/Gravis poll –when used in combination with Reuters– is a great tool to interpret polling internals and predict outcomes.

Candidate Marco Rubio is currently running along the same path formerly traveled by Carson/Fiorina. Rubio is attempting the same surge as Carson/Fiorina, only he’s about three weeks behind them in his effort.

The key aspect to watch is whether Rubio will meet the same fate as Fiorina (hit ceiling and drop back down), or will Rubio attain a status closer to Carson; which is where a candidate can reach a higher tier, albeit far distanced from the leader, and stay there.

This Rubio rise is more interesting because a trending Rubio will not be forcing a Trump decline, it will be forcing a Bush decline (as evidenced in the OAN/GRAVIS snapshot). Common sense would tell you that Rubio and Bush are fighting for the same supporters – this polling outcome shows the same common sense statistically.

If Rubio can get to the higher tier and stay there; well, Jeb will be reduced to ping-pong ball status (where a candidate is like a ping-pong ball thrown against the roof of a parking garage – the current fate of Fiorina).

Establishment Republicans have a decision to make on who they are going to support long-term financially, Bush or Rubio. Additionally, there’s the Bush family ego at play and they can be a SERIOUSLY bitter group when losing.

Both campaigns are in New York this weekend courting Wall Street hedge-fund billionaires.

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Germany Ethnically Cleanses its Own People to Make Way for Muslims

One people is being replaced by another under the authority of the state

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD FOR FRONTPAGEMAG.COM

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So far it’s only a few people being evicted from their homes. And yet the implications of this are very creepy.

Germans are being evicted, despite paying rent, to make way for Muslims who don’t. There’s a whiff of ethnic cleansing in the air. One people is being replaced by another under the authority of the state. You would have thought that Germany would have learned to stop engaging in ethnic cleansing to promote ideological goals.

A woman in Germany is being evicted from her home of 23 years to make way for asylum-seekers, in the second such case to emerge.

Gabrielle Keller has been given until the end of the year to leave her flat in the small southern town of Eschbach, near the border with France.

Ms Keller’s case follows that of Bettina Halbey, a nurse who is being evicted from her home of 16 years in the town of Nieheim, hundreds of miles to the north.

Mario Schlafke, the mayor of Eschbach, says the town had no choice but to ask Ms Keller to leave.

“The council hasn’t taken a frivolous decision,” he told Welt newspaper. “The alternative would have been to set up beds in the gym.”

And why not do that? Why are Muslim migrants more entitled to homes than German citizens? For that matter, why not do what Hungary is doing and keep them out?

A small gap in coils of newly laid razor wire is all that remains of the Zakany-Botovo border crossing between Hungary and fellow European Union member Croatia, as Budapest prepares to close off another route for migrants flocking to Europe.

Heavy machinery is clearing trees and a 3-metre-high fence is taking shape along the line of the razor wire.

The border, still traversed by thousands of migrants daily en route to Austria and Germany, could be sealed in a matter of minutes, potentially diverting the migrants into tiny Slovenia or stranding them in Croatia, where authorities are struggling with the scale of the influx.

Border crossings have been fitted with gates of steel and concrete.

The crisis is still bad, but Hungary is trying to do what it can for its people.

The majority of illegal border crossers were registered at the Croatian-Hungarian border, precisely 6,496, while 145 illegal border crossings were registered at the Serbian-Hungarian border, where Hungary has built a fence as a “temporary measure”.

Data from the Hungarian Police revealed that a total of 287,386 “incidents against illegal migrants” have taken place in the country since the beginning of the year.

Instead the EU is threatening Hungary.

The European Union is threatening to take action against Hungary over its laws limiting the flow of migrants and refugees through its territory.

The laws, introduced on Sept. 21, make it a crime to cross Hungary’s border illegally or damage the country’s new anti-migration razor-wire fence.

The head of the European Commission’s migration and protection wing, Laurent Muschel, told EU lawmakers Thursday that there are “a number of issues that we find problematic in their new legislation and said “we are ready to take any further steps if needed.” He added the Commission would lay out its concerns in a letter to Hungary by the end of this week.

Meanwhile Hungarian Catholics are defying the Pope’s pro-Muslim migrant agenda.

At a Catholic Mass at the Magyar Szentek Plébánia church, in a leafy riverside area of Budapest, there is no extra collection for refugees. No canned food drive. No charity bake sale.

Pope Francis has called on all of Europe’s Catholics to take in refugees, but in Hungary, a predominantly Catholic country, church leaders have been hesitant.

The Catholic cardinal of Budapest, Peter Erdo, has said that taking in refugees would amount to human trafficking. Bishop Laszlo Kiss-Rigo, the church’s top official in southern Hungary, where most migrants and refugees enter the country from Serbia or Croatia, was quoted as saying the pope “doesn’t know the situation” and that Hungary is under “invasion.”

Across the country, especially in rural areas, church bells toll every day at noon to commemorate a 15th century battle in which Hungarian fighters expelled the Turks — Muslim invaders — from their lands. Today, Muslim migrants are emerging from the cornfields in those same rural areas, asking for refuge on a new continent.

Refuge, invasion. You say potato, I say Jihad.

The invaders understand that this is a zero-sum game and the Eurocrats are already displacing the native population to make way for the Muslim colonization of Europe.

ISIS Beheads 4 Christian Children In Iraq For Not Converting To Islam

REPOSTED FROM AMERICANNEWS.COM

Once again, ISIS is proving that they are completely ruthless. There is no question that there is a genocide occurring in the Middle East.

 Watch the video below and tell us what you think. Does Obama need to stop pretending that Islamic extremism is not a threat?