MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexicans who help build U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned border wall would be acting immorally and should be deemed traitors, the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said on Sunday, turning up the heat on a simmering dispute over the project.
In a provocative editorial, the country’s biggest Archdiocese sought to increase pressure on the government to take a tougher line on companies aiming to profit from the wall, which has strained relations between Trump and the Mexican government.
“Any company intending to invest in the wall of the fanatic Trump would be immoral, but above all, its shareholders and owners should be considered traitors to the homeland,” said the editorial in Desde la fe, the Archdiocese’s weekly publication.
On Tuesday, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo warned firms it would not be in their “interests” to participate in the wall. But the editorial accused the government of responding “tepidly” to those eyeing the project for business.
A spokesman for the Archdiocese, which centers on Mexico City and is presided over by the country’s foremost Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, said the editorial represented the views of the diocese.
internet info links concerning Cardinal Noberto Rivera:
Mexico- Complicit Cardinal named to new Vatican council, SNAP responds
For immediate release: March 10, 2014
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, national director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790 cell, 314 645 5915 home)
Mexico City’s corrupt Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera is one of 15 individuals named to Pope Francis’ new “Council for the Economy.” We are disappointed in this choice.
“For decades now, pedophile priests and complicit bishops have been – and still are – the biggest crisis the church has faced in modern times. And in this on-going scandal, Rivera Carrera’s record – in Mexico – is terrible.
“As long as the Vatican continues to promote bishops who covered up clergy child sexual abuse, Catholics can expect more kids to be hurt and more sex crimes to be committed. “In 2013, we named Rivera Carrera as one of the dirty dozen for a papal choice. Our view of him has not changed.
“In 2007, Rivera Carrera worked to prevent a prolific predator priest from facing justice. He was accused of concealing the dreadful child sex crimes of Fr. Nicholas Aguilar Rivera. The Cardinal did virtually nothing while Fr. Aguilar Rivera traveled between his native Mexico and the Los Angeles archdiocese, molesting kids in both places. Aguilar Rivera’s current whereabouts are unknown and is on Mexico’s most wanted criminal list.
Rivera Carrera also made the ridiculous claim that there are no “documented” cases of abuse against minors in Mexico.
“It is disturbing that a cardinal who has been charged with covering up the crimes of a child molester, who is completely out of touch with the realities of child sex crimes, and who has not stepped up to the plate to help victims and protect kids is on a another Vatican council.
Firenze Sage: Maybe more emphasis on Mexican corruption and cartels would help Mexicans more than calling its citizens traitors.
“It’s important because there are people who are saying about President Trump’s claim, ‘Oh, it could never happen.’ Well, frankly, it happened to me,” Kucinichtold Fox News on Friday. Also on Friday, the former congressmanpenned an article on Fox Newsdescribing the incident — a phone call in his congressional office from a foreign leader had been tapped in 2011, and he listened to a recording of it in 2015.
“Members of Congress ought to be aware that my experience was that my phone wasn’t safe in a congressional office,” Kucinich, who served in the House of Representatives from 1997 to 2013, said. “Now, if they can do that to a member of Congress, they can certainly do it to a presidential candidate, and they can do it to private citizens as well.”
The former congressman learned that he had been wiretapped two years after leaving office, when he was approached by The Washington Times. “The newspaper’s investigative reporters called me, saying they had obtained a tape of a sensitive telephone conversation that they wanted me to verify,” Kucinich wrote. “When I met them at a Chinese restaurant in Washington, they played back audio of a call I had taken in my D.C. congressional office four years earlier.”Kucinich recalled that the call had been from Saif el-Islam Qaddafi, a high-ranking official in Libya’s government and a son of the country’s ruler, Moammar Qaddafi. “At the time I was leading efforts in the House tochallenge the Obama administration’s war against Libya,” the former congressman recalled. “The Qaddafi government reached out to me because its appeals to the White House and the State Department to forestall the escalating aggression had gone unanswered.”
Firenze Sage: Well so much for the most transparent govt in history.
Hey mom can we go skating today in Central Park? At the Woolman ice-rink?
No? Why? Because Trump built the rink.
A group of liberal moms at an elite New York City school torpedoed an annual ice-skating party.
Why? Because Donald Trump rebuilt the rink in the 1980s.
The picture below shows Trump in 1986 when the Woolman ice-rink in New York Central Park opened under budget and ahead of schedule.
The Dalton School said that the ice-skating event was shelved due to low participation.
reported anti-Trump sentimentis said to be the real reason the ice-skating caper was cancelled. WhenThe New York Postasked the school’s parent association president about the allegation, she refused to comment:
Dalton’s PA president, LaMae DeJongh, declined to comment — but sources said the low attendance was due to rampant anti-Trump sentiment at the elite prep school, which boasts alumni such as CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
Trump repaired the ice-rink: Before Trump took over the project in the 1980s, the Wollman Rink in Central Park was a symbol of government incompetence. The rink’s repairs and renovations went $12 million over budget, contractors botched the amount of concrete needed, and for six years the incomplete rink served as a lightning rod for the press to remind the Ed Koch administration how untamed things were in the city,according to Bloomberg.
When Trump finally took over fixing the Woolman rink in Central Park, he finished two months ahead of scheduled and $775,000 under budget:
Firenze Sage: This is almost as stupid as boycotting a hospital wing the Koch brothers donated. Liberals are mindless — but, oh so principled.
A recent Harvard-Harris Poll shows that 80 percent of voters say that local authorities should comply with the law by reporting to federal agents the illegal immigrants they come in contact with.
Cities that arrest illegal immigrants for crimes should be required to turn them over to federal authorities
Sanctuary cities receive $2.27 BILLION in federal programs.
A safety issue: Trump re-framed the issue from a partisan battle to a duty owed to the American people: “When it comes to public safety, there is no place for politics; no Republicans, no Democrats, just citizens, and good citizens,” he said. “We want safe communities. We demand safe communities for everyone.” Voters will want to know why their mayor sides with the illegal alien killer over a victimized American family.
About 300 sanctuary city jurisdictions operate in the U.S. where state or local officials refuse to cooperate with federal law enforcement officers and make it difficult for them to apprehend illegal aliens caught committing a crime.
Santa Cruz CA is a sanctuary city. Law enforcement officials in Santa Cruz claim that the community is safer by not reporting illegal immigrants to federal authorities. Recently 13 members of M-13 gang were arrested in Santa Cruz by federal authorities in cooperation with local authorities.
The Trump plan includes an expansion of the “287(g) program” — named for the section of federal immigration law that enables DHS to deputize state and local law-enforcement officers to enforce the laws as if they were federal immigration agents.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445107/trump-immigration-enforcement-guidance-deportation-warranted-any-unlawful-behavior
Monterey Bay Forum: Jobs!
New jobs: Trump’s plan calls for adding resources: 10,000 to federal enforcement (ICE) and 5,000 Border Patrol persons.
The many freedoms Americans enjoy are dependent upon laws which are enforced. Let’s take good care of legal, honest immigrants and let’s crack down on felons such as the man who murdered Kate Steinley. What say you?
Fake news again: Actually detained under Obama, an Olympic medal winner Muslim-American lies as to when detention occurred.
The latest example features Ibtihaj Muhammad, the New Jersey native who recently became the first female Muslim-American to win an Olympic medal for the United States.
Here’s a transcript of what Muhammad told Popsugar’s Lindsay Miller on Feb. 7 about the alleged incident with customs agents [emphases added]:
Popsugar: Do you know anyone who was directly impacted by Trump’s travel ban?
Ibtihaj Muhammad: Well, I personally was held at Customs for two hours just a few weeks ago. I don’t know why. I can’t tell you why it happened to me, but I know that I’m Muslim. I have an Arabic name. And even though I represent Team USA and I have that Olympic hardware, it doesn’t change how you look and how people perceive you.
Unfortunately, I know that people talk about this having a lot to do with these seven countries in particular, but I think the net is cast a little bit wider than we know. And I’m included in that as a Muslim woman who wears a hijab.
Journalists were so eager to virtue signal their outrage and despair over this supposed injustice that Time, the UK’sIndependent, theDaily Mail, theNew York Daily News, The Hill, and of course Sports IllustratedandESPN all spread the story far and wide before verifying it. Specifically, they should have double-checked whether she was detained after Trump’s travel ban went into place, after Trump was inaugurated, or perhaps while Obama was still president.
As it happens, according to Muhammad herself, her purported “detention” took place in December while Obama was still president.
Firenze Sage: If a Muslim woman speaks ill of Trump it must be true. There are no journalists left anymore.
Illegal immigration: The travel plans of over 700 were disrupted this last week by ICE.
In LA, bad dudes — largely felons — from 12 countries were arrested by federal government on immigration violations.
These are bad men, largely felons: Of the 160 arrested in Los Angeles, CA about 150 had criminal histories, while five more had either been previously deported or had “final orders of removal”. Many of those arrested had prior felony convictions for “serious or violent offenses” including child sex crimes and assault.
The arrestees in the LA area – which were 95 percent male – included nationals from a dozen countries, according to ICE.
Retail department store Nordstrom’s decision last week to cut first daughter Ivanka Trump’s fashion line has sparked a tremendous backlash from consumers—especially women—who say the company’s move has led them to boycott the store and cut up their Nordstrom’s cards.
Nordstrom’s claimed that the Ivanka Trump brand wasn’t performing well, but industry insiders tell Breitbart News that’s just not accurate. Nordstrom’s decision to mislead the public on why they are stopping carrying the Ivanka Trump brand is part of the fury out there among its longtime customers, who tell Breitbart News they’re cutting up their Nordstrom’s cards and won’t shop at the store anymore. Some even say they plan to return all their recent purchases.
In early August 2015, Chris Lihosit fell ill with an exhausting, dehydrating and pyjama-soaking fever that mysteriously disappeared two days later. During a check-up, on his 43rd birthday, his doctor named summertime flu the most likely culprit.
The likely source of a deadly mold outbreak that started in 2014 at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals was the hospitals' linen provider, according to findings shared in emails exclusively obtained by CNN.