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If only Somalis in Somalia were as nationalistic about protecting the national interests of Somalia as Somali politicians serving in United States offices are nationalistic about Somalia …

One little discussed fact about refugees and asylees (don’t ask me to remember the difference) is how frequently they take long vacations back home in the Mother Country where their lives are supposedly in danger.

Breitbart recounts a paywalled Minneapolis Star-Tribune article (it’s a measure of the madness of the times that the local newspapers high on my priority list to finally pony up to subscribe to tend to be located in formerly boring close-to-the-Canadian border states like Minneapolis and Wisconsin):

Minneapolis Subsidizes Somalis’ Vacations in Africa

MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY 2 Oct 2016

“Public housing residents in Minneapolis will no longer need to pay their normal monthly rent when travel abroad erases their income, a change particularly sought by East African immigrants,” the Star Tribune reports:

The board of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority approved this week reverting to its previous policy of collecting only minimal rent during extended absences. The change takes effect once approved by federal housing officials, which is expected by year’s end.

Abdi Warsame, a City Council member, told the board that the policy in place for the past five years works a particular hardship on elderly East Africans who must save for long periods if they want to visit their homelands. He said that many receive federal Supplemental Security Income, which is halted when the recipient is outside the United States.

Yet the policy required people to keep paying rent, which is income-based. Travelers gone for 30 to 90 days could apply for a hardship, which meant that they paid the minimum $75 monthly rent during their absence, but were required to make up the difference between that and their normal rent over the next year or two.

The change will mean that residents will pay only the $75 minimum per month, assuming they apply for the hardship status.

A number of Somali refugees living in Minneapolis Public Housing Authority apartments paid for by the taxpayers apparently take such extended overseas trips regularly.

“From 50 to 75 public housing residents report such absences annually, according to Mary Boler, an agency manager. She said the cost of the change will be less than $50,000. The agency found that the paperwork burden of tracking repayment was higher than anticipated,” the Star Tribune notes. ,,,

“This was brought up to us again and again and again in every building we visited in our ward. Everybody was afraid to leave the country,” Warsame told the Star Tribune:

He said common reasons for travel abroad include visiting families left behind or participating in the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that Muslims are expected to make at least once.

The agency allows a maximum absence of 90 days, after which it takes steps to terminate a lease. …

“Virtually all Somalis who live in the US came here (we are told) as poor refugees,” Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch writes.

“So how persecuted and fearful of returning home are they if many travel back and forth to Africa and the taxpayers of Minneapolis cover most of their rent while they are gone,” Corcoran asks, a question Minnesota voters may have on their mind in November.

Sure, back in 1991, tempers were high toward Rep. Omar’s powerful clan, including her late father, Nur Omar Mohamed, who was a colonel in the Somali army of overthrown dictator Siad Barre during the 1987-1989 Isaaq Genocide. But now … From Colonel Nur’s obituary in Sahan Journal:

It wasn’t just his daughter for whom Nur cheered. In 2018, when Osman ran for a seat in the state Legislature, Nur messaged him from Somalia, where he was visiting.

Similarly, I have always had a hard time taking seriously the common idea that Iran is a genocidal threat to Jews because so many Persian Jewish refugees in Beverly Hills take annual trips home to Tehran to visit relatives and tend to business deals. But, at least, few of them live in public housing.

 
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  1. Minnesota risks the spread of nonsense from “Representative” Omar remaining behind.

    Lake Reallygone, where all the women are men, the men find each other good-looking, and the children are all indoctrinated via taxpayer subsidy to hate Lake Reallygone.

    ~ Garrisoned Keelover

  2. Similarly, I have always had a hard time taking seriously the common idea that Iran is a genocidal threat to Jews because so many Persian Jewish refugees in Beverly Hills take annual trips home to Tehran to visit relatives and tend to business deals. But, at least, few of them live in public housing.

    It’s actually pretty common for wealthy immigrants to bring over their parents and claim they have no income. So the parents then get SSI, Medicaid, and other types of assistance.

    It’s a good grift.

    East Asians are especially infamous for this. You also it frequently done with by West Asians, Russian Jews, and various other migrant groups.

  3. Anon[299] • Disclaimer says:

    Similarly, I have always had a hard time taking seriously the common idea that Iran is a genocidal threat to Jews because so many Persian Jewish refugees in Beverly Hills take annual trips home to Tehran to visit relatives and tend to business deals.

    Persian Jews are protected and treated fine in Iran. But Iran is a majoritarian state, that is it protects and supports the interests of its majority Persian Muslim population. Jews tend to be reflexively suspicious of and hostile towards gentile majoritarian states and communities, even if they’re treated well and respected within them, and regard them as potentially or incipiently anti-Semitic and genocidal. Which as a technical matter isn’t untrue: in order to have majoritarian anti-Semitism in a society against a Jewish minority, you need to have a gentile majoritarian community in the first place.

    “Iran’s Jewish community is the largest in the Mideast outside Israel – and feels safe and respected”

    https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/world/inside-iran/2018/08/29/iran-jewish-population-islamic-state/886790002/

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  4. Anon[722] • Disclaimer says:

    > many such cases

    > 50 to 75

    Pick one.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  5. Steve wrote: Similarly, I have always had a hard time taking seriously the common idea that Iran is a genocidal threat to Jews because so many Persian Jewish refugees in Beverly Hills take annual trips home to Tehran to visit relatives and tend to business deals.

    Lots of confusion here. Persian jews are not at risk in Iran. In fact there is a seat in their legislature which is reserved for a jew. OTOH, the mullahs consider the existence of the state of Israel an affront to Allah and, as they promise, will be wiped from the face of the earth. According to their theology, any land like historical Palestine that was ever ruled by Moslems belongs to Allah forever and must be returned to the status quo ante. That tenet extends to such lands as Spain, Portugal, Greece, and the Balkan countries which at one time were ruled by Moslems. So yes, Iran under the mullahs is an existential threat to the 6 million jews living in Israel.

    • Troll: Kent Nationalist
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @fnn
  6. Lots of confusion here. Persian jews are not at risk in Iran. In fact there is a seat in their legislature which is reserved for a jew. OTOH, the mullahs consider the existence of the state of Israel an affront to Allah and, as they promise, will be wiped from the face of the earth. According to their theology, any land like historical Palestine that was ever ruled by Moslems belongs to Allah forever and must be returned to the status quo ante. That tenet extends to such lands as Spain, Portugal, Greece, and the Balkan countries which at one time were ruled by Moslems. So yes, Iran under the mullahs is an existential threat to the 6 million jews living in Israel.

  7. guest says:

    “paying rent, which is income-based”

    Wait a minute, are they saying money you spend comes out of your income? What kind of super-advanced economic wizardry is this?

  8. Dan Smith says:

    Minnesota Somalis are great at exploiting the naive generosity of Midwestern liberals. Not stupid.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    , @T.I.S.
  9. Some in-laws of mine got out of Vietnam years ago and got the whole refugee treatment – welfare, social services, apartments, cars. Later, one of them went back permanently, and the old grandpa used to spend about six months a year there until he got too frail to travel. To be fair, at least they fought on our side, and when they got to America they all became law-abiding, taxpaying conservatives, unlike that snake Ilhan Omar.

  10. guest says:

    Can anyone explain why we’re doing all this for Somalis in particular? Is it just so I can see flocks of blanket-people waddling around town?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  11. Newcomers also receive public (education) babysitting services.

  12. I’m glad Ann Corcoran got a chance to get a word in for the side of Americans in that ’16 article. She is a real trooper. Everyone should check out her Refugee Resettlement Watch site. Her old one on wordpress or blogspot got cancelled, so she’s got a solid URL now.

    What a scam!

  13. V. Hickel says:

    As for every immiration-related question here, the answer is that the law is not written for the benefit of U.S. but for immigrants and most importantly their lawyers.

    asylee is eligible for LPR after 1 year from the grant of asylum. an apt term for a completely insane system.

    refugee can also apply LPR 1 yr later but for them its even better since their LPR is backdated to the date of their arrival.

    of course, prior to LPR they are entitled to apply for a ‘refugee travel document’ to make it even more convenient to return to the place they had to flee for their lives from…

  14. V. Hickel says:
    @Faraday's Bobcat

    the vittnamese ’70s refugees were a special and worthy case

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • LOL: 3g4me
    • Replies: @Libre
  15. @Faraday's Bobcat

    The Vietnamese people I know here are also conservative, smart, gun-owners, and heavily redneck in addition.

    • Agree: Muggles
    • Replies: @ATBOTL
  16. @guest

    They miss the incandescent light bulbs that they stupidly got banned?

  17. @guest

    https://www.investopedia.com/modern-monetary-theory-mmt-4588060

    PhD-level, psychotic self-deception, which declares that one may wish value into existence, via the effort involved in merely typing zeroes into a ledger.

  18. @Dan Smith

    So is another ethnic group.

    ((()))

    https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2018/12/28/jewish-involvement-in-contemporary-refugee-and-migrant-organizations-part-one/

    The history of the Refugee Act can be traced to the 1975 State Department, where Lionel Rosenblatt, a Jewish diplomat and future President of Refugees International, was working on persuading Ted Kennedy to back legislation providing a visa program for refugees from Indochina in the wake of the Vietnam War and mass executions in Cambodia. Stephen Young, then a recently qualified D.C. lawyer who worked with Rosenblatt, recalled that “In 1975, no one had any claim to enter the U.S. as a refugee,” though, since the introduction of the 1952 McCarran-Walter Act, certain foreign aliens could be “paroled” into the country at the discretion of the Attorney General. In 1975 alone, Rosenblatt helped relocate approximately 140,000 Indochinese to the United States by working within the existing structure.

    (((Rosenblatt)))

    https://www.businessinsider.com/george-soros-hungary-refugees-consultation-2017-10

    Hungary is pushing a ‘conspiracy’ that billionaire George Soros wants to bring millions of refugees to Europe

    (((Soros)))

    (((Barbara Lerner Spectre)))

    “I think there is a resurgence of anti-Semitism because at this point in time Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural. And I think we are going to be part of the throes of that transformation, which must take place. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the centre of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role. But without that leading role and without that transformation, Europe will not survive.”

    TLDR Summary:

    Whites didn’t randomly decide to import hordes of refugees. It’s a deliberate plan by the (((Parenthesis))).

  19. @JohnnyWalker123

    By the way, this is how they treat African refugees in Israel.

  20. guest says:

    When I was in college I planned to transfer schools and had the opportunity to live in a house with a friend. But I couldn’t leave until the semester was over. So as a sort of insurance policy against him taking on another roommate I paid rent even though I lived over an hour away.

    Don’t recall the State of Minnesota stepping in and saying that was somehow unjust. Though we never told them about it. And I’m not African.

  21. Wilkey says:

    the policy in place for the past five years works a particular hardship on elderly East Africans who must save for long periods if they want to visit their homelands. He said that many receive federal Supplemental Security Income, which is halted when the recipient is outside the United States.

    So elderly “refugees,” who probably never worked in the US more than a few years (if they ever worked a day), get Supplemental Security Income, taxpayer subsidized housing, and get to hold on to that housing even while not using it for several months – and at a rate ($75 a month) that most renters could only dream of getting?

    Are they getting Medicare/Medicaid, food stamps, and Obama Phones, too?

    God, Americans are such suckers.

    This is the problem with deficit spending. We never stop to consider what all this is costing us. We just add it to the credit card. If there was a line item on our tax bill to pay for all this shit we wouldn’t consider paying for it for even a second.

    And I have known a few refugees. All of them go home for three weeks a year to the country they supposedly fled in fear for their lives from.

    • Agree: angmojo, TWS, HammerJack
    • Replies: @Libre
    , @Achmed E. Newman
  22. Wilkey says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Israel is close to so many of the refugee-sending countries – much closer than the United States or Europe. I want to ask those people how many (non-Jewish) Syrians and Somalis that Israel has admitted in the last six years.

  23. I drove through Washington D.C. last Friday. It came to my attention that there are a number of American born homeless people out and about.

    Couldn’t the Minneapolis Housing Authority sublet the temporarily vacant apartments during the winter months? I’ll bet that the taxpayers from other cities would be willing to pay full freight. Air BnB could show them how it’s done.

  24. Libre says:
    @V. Hickel

    Which is why Democrat california governor jerry brown opposed them. Yes the same guy who was just governor again 30 years later.

  25. Libre says:
    @Wilkey

    Why do you hate the poor? 😂

    Friend of mine is in public housing. His neighbor is an old Iraqi who is here for whatever reason. Then the next bloc over are some Africans who host ooga booga parties regularly.

    But I’m told immigrants can’t get welfare.

    • Replies: @TWS
  26. states like Minneapolis

    When did Minneapolis get the 51st star on the flag?

    Trump lost Minnesota by fewer than 45,000 votes. He lost the 5th District by over 200,000. In other words, remove Minneapolis, and he carries Minnesota. He’d have nine electors, and Hillary only three.

    It wasn’t just his daughter for whom Nur cheered.

    Note how they refer to him by first name, just like in Iceland. And for the same reasons. Traditional Somalis have patronymics rather than surnames. Omar was Nur’s father and Ilhan’s grandfather, thus their middle and last names, respectively. (I have no idea why Ilhan’s middle name is Abdullahi rather than Nur.)

    Many East Africans work at the airport. Airline workers get flight benefits, and some airline contractors might get limited ones, too. My old apartment complex near the airport hosted an Ethiopian travel agent. My guess is that Somalis fly to Ethiopia or, more likely, Kenya. Both countries border southern Somalia and have Somali minorities of their own.

    That’s probably why so many older Somali women arrive speaking good English. They’re taught in the camps– they have no choice in the matter– by Kenyan Somalis fluent in the official language. Of Kenya, that is.

  27. @Anonymouse

    So yes, Iran under the mullahs is an existential threat to the 6 million jews living in Israel.

    As well as the 125,000,000 at least nominal Christians living in the other lands you mention.

  28. @Reg Cæsar

    He’s Captain Tidbit sublimating his sexual frustration into super boring blog posts.

    • LOL: Jack Armstrong
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  29. Hans says:

    Black Africans cheer the return of White farmers to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) – https://twitter.com/vamber42/status/1304436476034285569

    • Replies: @Pericles
  30. Merema says:

    Somalia was mess as you know back in the 80s, 90s, but a lot has changed since then. Omar’s father would have been safe in the part of Somalia his clan is from i.e. Puntland.

    Another bunch of Somali, the Ishaaq, are going on vacation to the breakaway state of Somaliland.

    • Replies: @Gianni in Guernsey
  31. fnn says:
    @Anonymouse

    But the Iranians somehow have no problem with Syria being ruled by Alawites. From Wikipedia: “Alawites identify as a separate ethnoreligious group. The Quran is only one of their holy books and texts, and their interpretation thereof has very little in common with the Shia Muslim interpretation but in accordance with the early Batiniyya and other Muslim ghulat sects. Alawite theology and rituals break from mainstream Shia Islam in several remarkable ways. For one, the Alawites drink wine as Ali’s transubstantiated essence in their rituals; while other Muslims abstain from alcohol, Alawites are encouraged to drink socially in moderation. Finally, they also believe in reincarnation.”

  32. @Wilkey

    Nah, it’s not a problem with deficit spending, Wilkey, it’s a problem with Socialism, PERIOD. I mean, would it be any better if it came out of your and my taxes right now rather than coming out of borrowing off the future taxpayers?

    God, Americans are such suckers.

    Absolutely, they are. From your fingers to God’s ears … or something.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
  33. @Reg Cæsar

    Yes, and all of them out there on the ramp in MSP among the aircraft are vetted for terrorist ties. It’s a solid foolproof system, Reg, goes all the way back to the paperwork on them in Somalia…

  34. Anon7 says:

    I was only kidding in my previous post, but here’s the video:

    Great soundtrack – although free of gunfire.

  35. Anon7 says:

    OT: How many opportunities have YOU had to cheat with mail-in ballots? I’ll start with two.

    My daughter uses our house as a mail drop, and so I got a form from the state addressed to her that not only showed me how to order a ballot – but the form was conveniently filled out for me! Apparently my state doesn’t know that my daughter has already registered to vote in another state. I’m sure they’ll catch it if I get an extra ballot and vote for her…

    I take care of my aged and somewhat infirm mother who lives in an apartment. I could easily get her ballot, fill it out and have her sign it. (When I asked her if she wanted to vote, she said no. I asked her who she would vote for – she said “Me!” The Greatest Generation.)

  36. @Matt Buckalew

    Your comments are 13% longer than mine, on average.

  37. If refugees can go back to the countries they refugeed from, why can’t they just stay there?
    Even paying them to stay there would be better than letting them back into here.

    • Agree: TWS
    • Replies: @V. Hickel
    , @Anon7
    , @S
  38. Mike1 says:

    Then there is just the entirely fake history. I know Russian “Jews” in West Hollywood that are wildly anti-Semitic when drunk.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  39. The famous turn-of-the-century immigrants from southern and eastern Europe which we so idolize on the statute of liberty used to go back and forth in droves all the time. The idea was to make a mint in the Golden Mountain and then buy a townhouse right on the square of the old hometown with the proceeds. Not the usual Ellis Island story.

    • Replies: @wren
    , @Mr. Anon
  40. Is the 737 Max ready to fly yet?

  41. V. Hickel says:
    @Too Long Didn't Read

    because you are a racist and your kind must be overwhelmed by diversity until they are extinct , in order to fight racism. now shut up and die.

  42. TWS says:

    Now they’re just messing with us. They’re refugees but keep returning at our expense to the place they’re fleeing.

    Send them back and sink the ships. Preferably with the NGO workers on them.

  43. 3g4me says:
    @Faraday's Bobcat

    @8 Faraday’s Bobcat: The failure of muh conservatism in microcosm: Miscegenated family with immigrant grifters, but they’re all good TruCons now, so yeah ‘murrica.

    • Agree: HammerJack, ATBOTL
    • Replies: @Faraday's Bobcat
  44. TWS says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Seen Indians do it but many of them qualify for some aid based on stuff rare in the US like exposure to toxic crap as a kid.

  45. TWS says:
    @Libre

    Whoever told you that lied.

  46. Anon7 says:
    @Too Long Didn't Read

    Our president, Donald J. Trump, has said “For the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home region.” Even leftist fact-checkers can’t disprove it.

    I’ve often asked weepy progressives if they’d rather help a thousand refugees, or ten thousand. When they answer, I give them this rough estimate from the president. Silence.

    • Agree: artichoke, Voltarde
    • Replies: @AndrewR
  47. BenKenobi says:
    @Anon

    Sure, I’ll pick one (1):

    One (1) is too many.

  48. joe_mama says:

    Milking the system since the Cheech and Chong days:

    • LOL: V. Hickel
  49. Thomas says:

    Breitbart recounts a paywalled Minneapolis Star-Tribune article (it’s a measure of the madness of the times that the local newspapers high on my priority list to finally pony up to subscribe to tend to be located in formerly boring close-to-the-Canadian border states like Minneapolis and Wisconsin):

    @Steve you need to finally learn how to clear cookies, ya boomer!

  50. @3g4me

    Joke’s on you, champ. Antifa are all born and bred Americans.

  51. wren says:

    ICE is set to deport dozens of individuals from my district to Somalia.

    If the US were a country of laws, you would be among them Ilhan.

  52. wren says:
    @obwandiyag

    I hear you brother, but I don’t think US taxpayers subsidized every single aspect of the Ellis Island gang’s lifestyle.

  53. T.I.S. says:
    @Dan Smith

    Allowing a leech to attach itself doesn’t make the leech less stupid.

  54. Wilkey says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I mean, would it be any better if it came out of your and my taxes right now rather than coming out of borrowing off the future taxpayers?

    If, to pay for this, they said “We’re going to raise your taxes by $200 a year to pay for refugees to sit on their asses” then more than a few people would object.

    Socialism’s biggest friend is our refusal to balance the budget.

  55. @Mike1

    Mike, be careful getting drunk in West Hollywood

  56. black sea says:

    All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown)
    And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)
    I’ve been chewing khat (I’ve been chewing khat)
    On a winter’s day (on a winter’s day)
    I’d be safe and warm (I’d be safe and warm)
    If these morons would pay (if these morons would pay)

    Mogadishu dreamin’ (Mogadishu dreamin’)
    On such a winter’s day

    Stopped into a mosque
    I passed along the way
    Well, I got down on my knees (got down on my knees)
    And for First class I pray (and for First Class I pray)
    You know the imam likes to see that (imam likes to see that)
    He knows I’ll stay there till May (knows I’ll stay there till May)

    Mogadishu dreamin’ (Mogadishu dreamin’)
    On such a winter’s day

    • Replies: @Cortes
  57. notsaying says:

    Is am surprised she isn’t claiming the political situation is too dangerous to deport anyone to Somalia. I also wonder what they’re being deported for and that she’s not trying to argue that they don’t deserve to be deported. People like her don’t believe in deportation at all, they just believe in bringing in more and more people.

  58. artichoke says:

    Similarly, I have always had a hard time taking seriously the common idea that Iran is a genocidal threat to Jews because so many Persian Jewish refugees in Beverly Hills take annual trips home to Tehran to visit relatives and tend to business deals.

    I have not heard of this and doubt it’s true.

    • Replies: @Not Raul
    , @Alden
  59. Not Raul says:

    From 50 to 75 public housing residents report such absences annually, according to Mary Boler, an agency manager. She said the cost of the change will be less than $50,000. The agency found that the paperwork burden of tracking repayment was higher than anticipated

    It sounds like a great deal, especially given the fall in the crime rate.

    • Replies: @Alden
  60. Not Raul says:
    @artichoke

    It’s true. Steve doesn’t make stuff up.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  61. Clyde says:

    What is the heating oil scam they have going on for those refugee grifters left behind? The ones who are unable to swing vacation time in February in sunny Somalia. My guess is they get free $200 per winter month for heating oil. I have been in the homes of these sub tropical types and they crank up the heat in the winter. 83 Fahrenheit to duplicate The Azores. It can stifle you if you were just outside for a while in some wintry blasts.

    • Replies: @Neuday
    , @The Alarmist
  62. BenKenobi says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role

    The TRS guys have been using this phrase in the reverse and I think it’s brilliant.

    “North America is returning to a Whites-only mode and White Nationalists will be resented for this because of our leading role.”

  63. Anonymous[356] • Disclaimer says:

    As Johnny Rotten sneered/laughed back in ’78 at the Sex Pistols last ever concert at the San Francisco Winterland,
    “Ha, ha, ha …….. ever get the feeling that you’ve been cheated?”.

  64. Alden says:
    @artichoke

    It’s true. I live in the Persian Jew colony of Beverly Hills Westwood aka Little Tehran or Persian Square They have business interests and networks in Persia and go back and forth all the time. Persian Muslims Christians and Zoroastrians go back and forth all the time too.

    • Agree: Not Raul
    • Replies: @Alden
  65. @Not Raul

    Well, I do make stuff up all the time, often shifting from serious to satire and back to serious from one paragraph to the next (although generally not within paragraphs), but I rely on my readers to figure out which is which.

    I haven’t actually thought that hard about how you are supposed to tell the two types of writing apart. Perhaps:

    – If I say something ironic, it’s satire.
    – If I say something is ironic, it’s serious.

    But, I dunno, there are probably more variants than that.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Not Raul
    , @SunBakedSuburb
  66. Pericles says:
    @Hans

    Black Africans cheer the return of White farmers to Zimbabwe

    White suckers.

    • Agree: 3g4me
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @anon
  67. Pericles says:

    For what it’s worth, refugees going on vacation in their country of horror is hardly unknown in Sweden either. At one point, a war broke out in Lebanon and lots of ‘Swedes’ there suddenly wanted to be airlifted out.

  68. If you want a funny variation of this, there are all the British “refugees” who have decamped from Old Blighty to sunnier climes, like Spain, who pitched a fit when the UK government decided to cut the winter heating subsidy for them. Here is one of the more polite ones, from The Telegraph

    Expats shivering in Spain need their winter fuel allowance

    A record 50,000 Britons living in Spain claimed money for their heating bills last winter – one of our readers defends the policy.

    Reader: “SIR – Your coverage regarding winter fuel allowance claims going up in Spain makes no mention of the fact that many expatriates live in the foothill areas which have considerably colder winters…. “

  69. Not Raul says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I should have said that you don’t make stuff up to mislead people.

  70. @Wilkey

    Thanks, I understand your point, Wilkey. However, from my observations, a majority of Americans haven’t been paying attention to this sort of thing since the “Great Society” (sure, it was!) of 1965, although I grant you there was only one (REAL) budget surplus year since then, 1969.

    At the State, county, and school board level, I’ve seen the same thing, never any objection for use of their hard-earned money to support someone else’s kids. Americans are suckers, as you said.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  71. bomag says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    It’s actually pretty common for wealthy immigrants to bring over their parents and claim they have no income. So the parents then get SSI, Medicaid, and other types of assistance.

    It’s a good grift.

    Yeah, another dreary story from our Welfare State, which was designed with a more cooperative and honest clientele in mind, but hasn’t adapted much to the new people.

    • Agree: Seneca44, HammerJack
    • Replies: @Ben tillman
  72. AndrewR says:
    @Anon7

    Anti-whiteness is the primary priority, and it’s not even close.

    Progs love to bring up the American Indians who allegedly had their land “stolen.” But if you want these tribes to regain their cultures and past territories, why would you support open borders? Even the dumbest person could understand that every immigrant that comes to the US makes it that much less likely that the red man will return to his former glory. But the red man is only a pawn the big nose man and his lackeys use to bash the white man.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  73. Anonymous[296] • Disclaimer says:
    @guest

    “paying rent, which is income-based”

    Wait a minute, are they saying money you spend comes out of your income? What kind of super-advanced economic wizardry is this?

    That sentence was terribly written, but what the author was trying to say is that rent for the Somali’s subsidized housing is based on each tenant’s income. Likely capped at 30% of their reported income, and the state pays the remaining balance to the landlord.

  74. tyrone says:

    The current socio-political model is not sustainable …..America will have to go thru the meat-grinder sooner or later……..if you want any chance of having the whip hand VOTE TRUMP!

  75. Frryl says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Throughout the Midwest, there’s been a big shift of less educated whites toward the GOP since the 90’s (because starting with Clinton, the Dems shifted to abandoning the Midwest and explicitly prioritizing non-whites ahead of prole whites). But that’s offset to some degree by liberal white hipsters and non-whites packing into urban areas. It just isn’t accurate anymore to apply the same generalizations to white people of a certain region that we did 40 years ago. “California whites” or “Minnesota whites” ain’t what they used to be.

    BTW, Johnson and McMullen voters took more than 45,000 votes in MN.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  76. @Pericles

    They are essentially returning as sharecroppers, so, yeah, suckers.

  77. @Achmed E. Newman

    You get the country you pay for. In the US, the list is long and loud, but Somalia is right up there and the US is now dotted with a number of little Mogadishus. My only question is whether the warlords of MSP plan to use imports as gun trucks or if they will buy American.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  78. Anon7 says:

    Not just Somalis. When I worked for the auto makers, my building had lots of Indian guys, many of them from Tamil Nadu (once called Madras), at the very southernmost tip of India. They were often hired as single men, but many returned to their homeland to get married, usually by arrangement with their families.

    Anyway, the wives liked the money and I suppose the prestige of being married to men who were probably promised citizenship along with green cards. But they hated the weather in Michigan, as opposed to the weather in Tamil Nadu, which averaged about 90 degrees fahrenheit year-round.

    So around December, the wives would often pack up and go home to their families until spring.

  79. @bruce county

    Is the 737 Max ready to fly yet?

    You sir, have won the Internet today!

    Well played.

  80. Turns out it’s going to be Georgia, BTW.

    https://mol.im/a/8727233 [Daily Mail]

    • Replies: @black sea
  81. Alden says:
    @Not Raul

    I don’t believe that they don’t get their SSI checks when they’re out of the country.

    First, SSI checks go right direct deposit into their bank accounts.

    Second, why should clever grifters like Somalians inform SS that they’re leaving the country?

    About the rent, all they’d have to do is leave checks with their numerous relatives to pay the rent, utilities.

    It seems as though SSI scammers are only supposed to get SSI when they are actually in America. And that the Somali thieves and grifters are supposed to be all honest and notify SSI when they leave.

    It’s impossible to believe that Somalians would be honest enough to notify SSI. Impossible.

    Homeless Americans freeze to death every winter while immigrants who have never worked under social security in their lives get government housing free LYFT and social workers to help them grift more benefits.

  82. Alden says:
    @Alden

    Poor pitiful refugees. The Persians didn’t arrive poor and work their way up. They arrived rich. Jews came directly from Iran to Beverly Hill and Bel Air, Zoroastrians to Malibu, Christians to Encino and Woodland Hills. The Zoroastrians bought homes and their temple in Malibu before the sacred flame arrived by ship. No flames allowed on planes.

    Poor poor pitiful refugees.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
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  84. @JohnnyWalker123

    “It’s a good grift.”

    It’s a civil war. We’re losing.

  85. @Steve Sailer

    “I haven’t actually thought that hard about how you are supposed to tell the two types of writing apart.”

    Analysis leads to paralysis. Go with the flow.

  86. @The Alarmist

    That image was captured outside of Stockton, California April 3, 2022.

    • Replies: @Alden
  87. Neuday says:
    @Clyde

    It’s called LIHEAP (low-income heating energy assistance program). It’s not just heating oil; electric, coal, propane, even firewood. The program is administered by the State, and usually if a household qualifies for SNAP (food stamps) they’re automatically enrolled in LIHEAP. It’s a great way to ensure that the Africans who might find a Minnesota winter a bit uncomfortable can still live in 90-degree comfort.

    And, yes, illegals can qualify, since eligibility is for the household, not person. All you have to do is have a kid on U.S. soil, the kid’s low-income household qualifies for SNAP, and Boom!, free heat all Winter. Makes moving from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern so easy, even Homo Erectus can do it!

    • Replies: @Clyde
  88. @JohnnyWalker123

    It’s actually pretty common for wealthy immigrants to bring over their parents and claim they have no income. So the parents then get SSI, Medicaid, and other types of assistance.

    It’s a good grift.

    East Asians are especially infamous for this. You also it frequently done with by West Asians, Russian Jews, and various other migrant groups.

    Yep. Obvious abuse that any even vaguely patriotic representative/leader would stop. Tack on all the welfare for “refugees”–“refugees” who can visit their actual homelands–and illegals and other foreign grifters.

    One of the features of modern American life is how our minoritarian elite revels in openly abusing regular productive Americans. Almost like they are just vile, nasty people?

    • Replies: @Olorin
  89. @Anon

    Persian Jews are protected and treated fine in Iran. But Iran is a majoritarian state, that is it protects and supports the interests of its majority Persian Muslim population. Jews tend to be reflexively suspicious of and hostile towards gentile majoritarian states and communities, even if they’re treated well and respected within them, and regard them as potentially or incipiently anti-Semitic and genocidal. Which as a technical matter isn’t untrue: in order to have majoritarian anti-Semitism in a society against a Jewish minority, you need to have a gentile majoritarian community in the first place.

    Good comment 299.

    A bunch of people here seem in denial of this basic truth (bold) which really falls out from game theory 101, not to mention history and observation of current reality.

    Jews simply prefer a balkanized–i.e. “diverse”–playing field to middle man in. One without any coherent majority looking out for its own interests. And they prefer elite diktat–i.e. protection; a protected order for economic exploitation–rather than anything republican where the people look after their own interests.

    Whatever their talents, let Jews–or other middle man minorities–settle in your nation is just a bad idea if you want to keep your nation, rule yourselves and maintain and enjoy your culture and historic liberties.

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  91. black sea says:
    @HammerJack

    Though I’m skeptical about the feasibility of this — farming is tough to make a go of even when you know what you’re doing — I’d like to see it work.

    Many urban blacks find it all to easy to fault the “white-run” system they live under, one which they blame lavishly but almost never credit with any positive contributions to their lives or welfare. It’s a lot harder to maintain that frame of mind when you are the one who has to make hard choices about how to allocate resources and effort, and how to deal with people who refuse to carry their weight.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  92. Mr. Anon says:
    @obwandiyag

    he famous turn-of-the-century immigrants from southern and eastern Europe which we so idolize on the statute of liberty used to go back and forth in droves all the time.

    Not really. But – don’t worry O-yag – we don’t expect accuracy from you, just spittle-flicking outbursts.

  93. @black sea

    Agreed, but of course they’ll leave their underclass to us.

  94. Clyde says:
    @Neuday

    LIHEAP — What are the particulars for Minnesota or any state you are familiar with? How much does this run? Is $200/month the limit? This give away looks like at least $1000 per heating season for Somalis etc to replicate the climate they left.

    • Replies: @Neuday
  95. @JohnnyWalker123

    https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2018/12/29/jewish-involvement-in-contemporary-refugee-and-migrant-organizations-part-two/

    Jewish Representation in Secular Contemporary Refugee and Migrant Organizations.

    In contrast to the modest overrepresentation of Jews in anti-immigration groups (around 5%), Jews are nothing short of prolific in influential senior roles in contemporary refugee, asylum, and pro-migration organizations. Significantly, Jews occupy the leadership of all four of the largest and most influential (and nominally secular) organizations active in America today, the International Rescue Committee (President and CEO David Miliband), Refugees International (President Eric P. Schwartz, formerly of HIAS), International Refugee Assistance Project (Director Becca Heller), and Human Rights Watch (Executive Director Kenneth Roth, and Deputy Directors Iain Levine and Fred Abrahams).

    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the most significant organizations bringing migrants to the United States. In their countries of origin, refugees and their families are assisted by the IRC to prepare their cases to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), compiling personal data and background information for security clearance. Once their cases are approved, refugees are usually greeted at the airport by case workers from the IRC. The IRC then provides these migrants with a home, furnishings, food, and any other assistance that might be required. The IRC operates 27 offices across the United States, each offering food, housing, educational, and medical assistance. It also works closely with the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Division of Refugee Assistance, which was reported in August 2018 as quietly removing its staff directory page. Consultations with the Internet Wayback Machine revealed the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement to be one Carl Rubenstein, an alumnus of Tel Aviv Law School. In 2017, the IRC, in conjunction with Rubenstein’s ORR, resettled more than 51,000 migrants to the United States, and is currently a staunch lobbyist against current restrictions imposed by President Trump.

  96. 3g4me says:
    @Faraday's Bobcat

    @50 Faraday’s Bobcat: Neither moving the goalpost nor tu quoque will change the fact that your children aren’t Americans and your in-laws are grifters leaching off the ‘murrican corpse. Because ‘muh principles’ doesn’t alter DNA and culture is downstream from race. You’ve permanently forked your genetic line. Deal with it.

    • Agree: ATBOTL
  97. Alden says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Who are they? Strawberry pickers I hope?

  98. Another widespread problem is their turning public unions at places like airports into near ethnic monopolies and gravy trains…

    When a Somalian refugee joins an airport union, their African relatives become multiple times more likely to die, but in nicely spaced annual intervals

    30 days of paid leave are normally offered annually

  99. S says:
    @Too Long Didn't Read

    If refugees can go back to the countries #refugeed from, why can’t they just stay there?

    Because they’re much more valued by the powers that be being here (as a profitable weapon against you) than their being over there in their home country.

    Besides that, they have a breeding program going on with them to repopulate the earth with a ‘New Man’, one having the highly desired characteristics of being ‘more mixed’, ‘more docile’, and ‘which can submit to a master’ as the London Times once described it.

    ‘..the immigrants usually serve three main functions: cheap labor to replace native groups, settlement in the ‘frontier’ (periphery), and control over the natives and their land. These dynamics generally result in the maintenance of hegemony..’

    https://www.academia.edu/2116622/Between_urban_and_national_45_Political_mobilization_among_46_Mizrahim_in_Israel_s_development_4847_towns_

  100. Broos says:

    This is B$ (Bull $omalians) !

  101. @Wilkey

    A “balanced” budget simply means that the government has fully-funded its always-high spending.

    Many US states have mandated, balanced budgets. They’re just as socialist as the ones that don’t.

  102. @Bard of Bumperstickers

    Lake Reallygone, where all the women are men, the men find each other good-looking

    These two do:

  103. cityview says:

    I initially thought this post was a joke. I guess it isn’t. I’m not a Minneapolis or Minnesota resident, and they need to address this policy, if they care at all. But I think this is outrageous. If the public-housing residents wish to make an extended visit outside of the US, that should be completely their responsibility. The US government should not be giving special treatment in any of these cases.

    And it is policies like this that have alienated people like me from the Democratic Party over the years. (I thought there might be a few more people like me on this site, but I guess not.) I don’t agree either that people should be able to bring their parents to the US and after five years abandon them financially so that our government has to pay for the rest of their parents’ or other relatives’ lives. (A commenter above said that LIHEAP enrollment is automatic if you get SNAP. I don’t think it is. I think it’s a separate application.)

  104. @Frryl

    BTW, Johnson and McMullen voters took more than 45,000 votes in MN.

    She owes those ten electors to them. She finished three points behind Ronald Reagan in the state– and he lost.

    It is rather disgraceful to lose one’s home state in an election, as Gore, McGovern, Landon, and Wilson did. However, it’s not so bad if the other candidate also runs from your state– Dewey lost New York to FDR, but took it from Truman.

    Chappaqua’s second presidential candidate carried the state but, unlike Horace Greeley, who lost it (along with his wife), she lacked the good grace to exit this mortal coil before the electors could meet up the river.

    Perhaps Joe will make up for this oversight.

  105. @bomag

    Where do you get the idea that it was designed for anyone other than those who are currently exploiting it? Surely it was designed to do exactly what it *is* doing.

  106. ATBOTL says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Who cares? Your claim is not even true, Vietnamese immigrants are often Democrats and anti-white liberals. There is no justification for the Great Replacement. We don’t want to be replaced by anyone.

    The “(insert non-white immigrant group) that I know are all conservative patriotic ‘murican patriots” line is the most cuckservative statement ever. You see these ridiculous claims from boomers over and over. Just stop it.

    • Agree: 3g4me
    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Achmed E. Newman
  107. @Wilkey

    Yes, that’s a good point.

  108. anon[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Pericles

    Maybe it’s part of a plan to get Africans to stop killing each other.

  109. Alden says:
    @ATBOTL

    Every single non White group votes democrat no matter what their personal views about gays trannies black crime abuse of their children by blacks in schools .

    The best example is San Francisco According to the census it’s 40% Asian. Asians, actually Chinese have been a powerful group forever. Yet these alleged conservative capitalist entrepreneurs never did a thing against the blacks gays and other crazies that dominate San Francisco.

    It’s both the most Asian city in America and the craziest of craziest liberal cities.

    Scott Weiner, who sponsored the bill that reduces penalties for homosexual sex with minors would not have been elected without Chinese votes. Neither would Nancy Pelosi and Feinstein be in Congress had the Chinese voted against them.

    The grandchildren of the Vietnamese who fled Vietnam 45 years ago have been brainwashed by the public schools and colleges to be anti White democrat voters as well.

    Just look at the way the Indians and Asians of Silicon Valley vote, total democrat and the crazier the better.

  110. @Clyde

    83 Fahrenheit to duplicate The Azores.

    It rarely gets that warm in the Azores … try Eritrea.

  111. @ATBOTL

    Read carefully, buddy. I wrote “that I know”. These are people who came in the 1970s very young when the Communists took over Saigon. Yes, it’s true.

    Large masses of immigrants from almost any nation you can name do not work out well for us, as there is no reason for them to assimilate, and large number do mean they are part of a great replacement. I have no argument with that. (BTW, that even includes Europeans. Even in small numbers, which is all there’ve been is since 100 years ago, they lean Socialist.)

    Let me give you another example. I knew a Chinese family that had been here since the 1970s. They were very conservative. They were possibly the only Chinese people in town, so they had to “live as the Romans do”.

    It’s just a statement, and that doesn’t mean I’m not against bringing immigration down to 1924 -’65 levels, including Vietnamese, Chinese, ANYWHERE. Got it?

  112. Anonymous[632] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alden

    There are still practicing Zoroastrians?

    https://www.angryflower.com/160.html

  113. Neuday says:
    @Clyde

    Maximum benefit varies by State, but $600-$1,000 per season is a rough range. Many states also have “Crisis” funding, so if you max out during the Winter but can’t pay your January heating bill, the State can use Crisis funding to send a check to the power company to keep the heat on. The power won’t be shut off during the Winter season.

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