I should have done this over the weekend, but simply no time.
Idaho controversy was the star of the week!
And, I definitely didn’t want to miss this one because the controversy we have been reporting on from Twin Falls, Idaho has brought new readers in by the droves! Much to my surprise, the readers most interested in the Idaho refugee controversy were from Germany!
If you missed it, one interesting turn of events from Twin Falls is that a lawyer for the local newspaper told me I must remove the text I had snipped (here and here). You know this can’t be for commercial and economic reasons because I bet we sent them a boatload of readers (to see their advertisements).
In case you hadn’t noticed, we don’t make a dime from our work of writing and reporting on refugee controversies here and around the world, so they can hardly say they were economically hurt. Copyright law does allow some use of others’ work for the purpose of commentary, and that is what bloggers do!
CLEARLY we hit a nerve! Clearly, the newspaper in Twin Falls is biased in favor of changing Idaho by adding diversity, why? Wouldn’t you think a newspaper would be happy with controversy and public discussion, doesn’t that sell papers? Maybe they want to silence regular American citizens like me!
Or, could there be some other reason they have an interest in tamping down the controversy about more refugees coming to “Magic Valley” Idaho? Who is the paper really working for? We will be trying to find out!
Don’t miss my latest on Idaho here (what citizens need to do!) and here (meatpacker coming to Boise explains need for cheap, captive! immigrant labor). Follow the money!
So, without further ado here are our Top Three posts from last week (Top daily posts are in the right hand side bar). The Idaho news was the top story by a mile!
1. Idaho: more controversy surrounding refugee resettlement in Magic Valley
2. Sudanese refugee shot and killed in Louisville; why are we colonizing America with people like this?
3. Did your city welcome Syrians in the first 6 months of 2015?
Here are our Top Ten countries from which readers arrived at RRW last week. Surprise! for the first time ever, Germany beats out Canada, Australia and the UK for the number one spot!
For new readers!
Since we get new readers every day, here is my usual spiel with two points I need to continue to make:
First, we do screen our comments (sometimes I don’t get to them right away!) and I don’t post any that threaten any kind of violence or ones filled with foul language. An occasional expletive might slip in if the comment is otherwise a good one. You are always free to disagree with our point of view if you follow those two simple rules.
And the other thing I want to mention is about e-mails that come to you every time we post. They come directly from wordpress to subscribers. We don’t send out e-mails. So, if we are posting too much for your e-mail inbox, then just unsubscribe and visit RRW when you have the time. I understand completely about too many e-mails! You might want to simply follow us on twitter or on facebook (below).
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* Also, we have a great search function and since neither the categories nor the tags go all the way back to our first posts more than seven years ago, use the search window with a few key words. You might want to first try your city, state, or country to see what we have reported from there over the years.
Readers from Europe should search for key words ‘Invasion of Europe’ for all of our many posts on the migration crisis on the Continent.
By the way, our category entitled ‘where to find information’ is filled with reports and documents, but with 354 posts archived there, it is pretty unwieldy now.
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