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Oregon Earthquake

MAP 4.5 2006/08/29 03:36:51 44.532 -129.671 10.0 443 km (275 mi) W of Yachats, OR

This one was off the coast, about 275 miles.


Guard the Borders Blogburst

By Heidi at Euphoric Reality

Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
-Arnold Toynbee

Wide open and unguarded stand our gates, and through them passes a wild motley throng.
-Thomas Bailey Aldrich, “Unguarded Gates,” 1895

You cannot become thorough Americans if you think of yourselves in groups. America does not consist of groups. A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American.
-Woodrow Wilson, Address to New Citizens, 1915

Those who favor unrestricted immigration care nothing for the people.
-Sam Gompers, founding president, AFL, 1921

Why was the border guard so thin? Did the Romans not notice…that their way of life was changing forever?
-Thomas Cahill, 1995

No society has a boundless capacity to accept newcomers, especially when many are poor and unskilled.
-Robert Samuelson, economist and Newsweek columnist, 2005

We can’t protect our own borders.
-Donald Rumsfeld, November 29, 2005


The following excerpts are all from a new book, State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America. Many people may not read it because of the political baggage of the author, but I’ve read the book, despite my disagreement with the author on other issues, and it is entirely right on the money when it comes to the invasion of our country by foreigners. It occurred to me that many people may miss out on the common sense found within its pages so I’m excerpting a little bit of it here for those who may never read the words otherwise.

On November 28, 2005, President Bush, speaking in Tucson, conceded that in five years 4.5 million aliens had been caught attempting to break into the United States. Among that 4.5 million, Bush admitted, were “more than 350,000 with criminal records.” One in every twelve illegal aliens the U.S. Border Patrol had apprehended was a criminal.

That is 70,000 felons apprehended each year, 200 felons every single day for five years, trying to break into our country to rob, rape, and murder Americans. Of the millions who succeeded on Bush’s watch, how many came for just such purposes? How many Americans have been robbed, assaulted, or murdered because the President failed in his duty to defend the borders of the United States?

Nearly 8 million foreigners did enter during those five years, 3.7 million of them illegally. If one in twelve was a criminal, 300,000 felons slipped in during Bush’s tenure. This is an historic dereliction of presidential duty.

There are today 36 million foreign-born in the United States, almost three times as many people as the 13.5 million hear at the peak of the Great Wave in 1910. And it is among these tens of millions of foreign-born that illegal aliens find sanctuary. As James Edwards of the Hudson Institute writes, legal and illegal immigration are two sides of the same coin. If we fail to control the one, we cannot control the other. As a rule, he notes, when legal immigration rises, illegal immigration soars.


Our foreign-born population today is almost equal to the 42 million who came over three and a half centuries from 1607 to 19965. The Border Patrol catches as many illegal immigrants every month as all the legal immigrants who came to America in the 1820s. Today’s numbers are of a different order of magnitude.

No nation has ever attempted to assimilate 36 million foreigners in a generation. Yet, each year, 1.5 million more are added to the number, half of the illegals, 90 percent of them from Third World countries whose people have never before been assimilated into our population.


“The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities,” said Theodore Roosevelt. We are becoming was T.R. warned against: a multi-lingual, multiracial, multiethnic, multicultural Tower of Babel. To the delight of anti-Americans everywhere and the indifference of our elites, we are risking the Balkanization and breakup of the nation.


How many spies and saboteurs have been sent into our country as sleeper agents? How many Al Qaeda are here awaiting orders to bomb subways and malls or assassinate our leaders? We have no idea. Neither does the Department of Homeland Security. Border security is homeland security. But America has lost control of her borders and, as Ronald Reagan said, a country that can’t control its borders isn’t really a country anymore.

In his address in Tucson, President Bush made a startling admission. For decades, he said, the United States has had a separate policy in dealing with non-Mexicans breaking in through the 2,000-mile border with Mexico, a policy of “catch-and-release”: “about four of every five non-Mexican illegal immigrants we catch are released in society and asked to return for a court date.

When the date arrives, about 75% of those released don’t show up at court.* As a result, last year [2004], only 30,000 of the 160,000 non-Mexicans caught coming across our southwest border were sent home.”

“This practice of catch and release has been the government’s policy for decades,” said Bush. “It is an unwise policy and we’re going to end it.”

Is this not an astonishing admission? …How can the president say our homeland is secure?

Further on in his Tucson speech, Bush conceded that our government and laws have been frozen in a pre-9/11 world:

Under current law, the federal government is required to release people caught crossing our border illegally if their home countries do not take them back in a set period of times…Those we were forced to release have included murderess, rapists, child molesters, and other violent criminals.

“This undermines our border security” and the work “these good folks” of the Borders are doing, added the president.

Again, is this not astounding? President Bush was talking about releasing “murders, rapists, child molesters, and other violent criminals” into our society, because “current law” commands it and the nations whence the criminals come refuse to take them back.

The question begs itself: With Bush and his party in power, why had they not changed “current law”? Why had President Bush not picked up a phone and told the leaders of these “home countries” that there will not be another visa issued to their country until they take back every one of their criminal felons who has broken into ours?

What is the matter with President Bush? What is the matter with us?

What explains the paralysis of the present White House?

George Bush has taken an oath to see to it that the laws of the United States are faithfully executed. The immigration laws are clear. Businesses that hire illegal aliens break U.S. law and are subject to sanctions. Yet, as the columnist John O’Sullivan writes, “in the Clinton years 1995, 1996, and 1997 there were between 10,000 and 18,000 work-site arrests of illegals annually. In the same years about 1,000 employers were served notices of fines for employing them. Under the Bush administration, work-site arrests fell to 159 in 2004 where there was also the princely total of three notices of intent to fine served on employers.”

“In this dramatic relaxation of internal enforcement” under George W. Bush, O’Sullivan concludes, “is the explanation of the rapidly rising estimate of immigrants living and working illegally in this country.”

Can anyone say that, with this record, President Bush has faithfully executed the immigration laws of the United States?

Twice, President Bush took an oath to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Article IV, Section 4, reads: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union, a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion.”

Yet, with perhaps 4 million illegal aliens having broken in during Bush’s five and a half years in office, and our border states daily breached by thousands more, can anyone say President Bush has protected the states of this Union against that invasion? In an earlier America, this dereliction of constitutional duty would have called forth articles of impeachment.


America’s leaders claim she is the most powerful country on earth. But American has a government too morally flabby to act as decisively as Ike did** to remove from our national home those who have broken in and had no right to be here. How many America women must be assaulted, how many children molested, how many citizens must die at the hands of criminal aliens and foreign terrorists before our government does its duty?


If present projections of the U.S. Census Bureau prove accurate, the American our grandchildren will live in will be another country, a nation unrecognizable to our parents.

By 2050, it is now estimated that there will be almost 2.5 times as many people here as in 1960: 420 million. The share of the population of European descent will be a minority, as it is today in California, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. And that minority will be aging, shrinking, and dying. There will be as many Hispanics here – 102 million – as there are Mexicans today in Mexico. …By 2050, they will be 24 percent of a nation of 420 million. By nation of origin of our people, America will be a Third World Country.

Our great cities will all look like Los Angeles today. Los Angeles and the cities of the Southwest will look like Juarez and Tijuana. Though we were never consulted about this transformation, never voted for it, and have protested against it in every poll and referendum, this is the future the elites have prepared for our children.

I’ll close the excerpt with this warning:

This is not immigration as America knew it, when men and women made a conscious choice to turn their backs on their native lands and cross the ocean to become Americans. This is an invasion, the greatest invasion in history. Nothing of this magnitude has ever happened in so short a time.

Against the will of a vast majority of Americans, America is becoming transformed. As our elites nervously avert their gaze or welcome the invasion, we are witness to one of the great tragedies in human history. From Gibbon to Spengler to Toynbee and the Durants, the symptoms of a dying civilization are well known: the death of faith, the degeneration of morals, contempt for the old values, collapse of the culture, paralysis of the will. But the two certain signs that a civilization has begun to die are a declining population and foreign invasions no longer resisted.

Here in America, the self-delusion about what is happening and the paralysis in the face of the crises have no precedent. What can be said for a man who would allow his home to be invaded by strangers who demanded they be fed, clothed, housed, and granted the rights of the firstborn? What can be said for a ruling elite that permits this to be done to the nation, and that celebrates it as a milestone of moral progress?

We are witnessing how nations perish. We are entered upon the final act of our civilization. The last scene is the destruction of the nations. The penultimate scene, now well underway, is the invasion unresisted.


*According to Congressional testimony on August 16th, the Border Patrol reported that actually only 90% of released illegals report back for their court date.

**In 1954, when Eisenhower discovered a million Mexicans here who did not belong, without apology he ordered them sent home in “Operation Wetback.” They went.


This has been a production of the Guard the Borders Blogburst. It is syndicated by Euphoric Reality, and serves to keep immigration issues in the forefront of our minds as we’re going about our daily lives and continuing to fight the war on terror. If you are concerned with the trend of illegal immigration in our country, join the Blogburst! Send an email with your blog name and url to euphoricrealitynet at gmail dot com.

A Visit to Under the News

With a potential hurricane aiming at the Gulf Coast, I checked in with my friend on Ron Franscell at Under the News in Beaumont, TX. Ron hasn’t posted anything yet on Tropical Storm Ernesto, but I was reminded why I like his site.

First was his post about the tracking readers. Ron is the managing editor at the Beaumont (TX) Enterprise. They try to cover topics that they think will appeal to their readers and respond to their readers’ desire for the paper to be more “family friendly”. However, tracking was inexact until the advent of the online version. Now they can see what readers click on.

Ah, but online counters tell us different. The Los Angeles Times …printed a whimsical profile of Joe Francis, the creator of the “Girls Gone Wild” soft-porn video series … a week later, it published a huge, months-long project identifying the 100 most powerful people in the American West.A few days later, some editors asked for the numbers — and maybe they’re sorry they did. The “Girls Gone Wild” guy’s story got 452,000 hits, and its accompanying photo gallery got 593,000. The West 100 story got only 25,000 hits, and its photo gallery 28,000.

Ron says in his own paper

stories about sex, death, excess, disaster and crime are literally getting 10-50 times the number of hits as a City Council story, or stories about local taxes or the economy.

“If it bleeds, it leads” is as true today as ever and the “clicks” prove it.

Second, was his post entitled 20 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity. I got a big laugh out of several and could imagine doing some of these things. For example:

9. As often as possible, skip rather than walk10. Order a diet water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

11. Specify that your drive-through order Is “To Go.”

19. Tell your children over dinner: “Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go.”

Let us know Ron if the hurricane threatens and for all you down there in Texas, Mississippi and Lousiana pray that forecasts for Ernesto are wrong.

Ron Franscell Texas Ernesto Mover Mike

Aiming at Lousiana!

Tropical Storm Ernesto is forecast to be Hurricane Ernesto by the time it hits western Cuba and is forecast to be over 100MPH aimed directly for Lousiana.

FORECAST VALID (August)28/1200Z 19.9N 80.5W…OVER WATER



OUTLOOK VALID (August)30/1200Z 24.5N 87.0W…OVER WATER

OUTLOOK VALID (August)31/1200Z 27.0N 88.5W


Lousiana Hurricane Oil Ernesto Mover Mike


The latest information has Ernesto now a hurricane with sustained winds of 75mph. There is good news for Lousiana. The hurricane’s forecast is now for landfall in Florida and there is a possibility that it could be just a tropical storm when it makes landfall.

Sleep Tight, Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite!

The Mercury News has a story about the new travelers bane, bedbugs!

Special to the Mercury News

Bedbugs, the flat, brown, blood-sucking subjects of the beloved nursery rhyme, are back with a vengeance after almost being eradicated from this country for the past 60 years.

It’s not the seedy motels and flea bags where you have to worry, but the spendy ones, too. For example

the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel near San Francisco International Airport. They’ve settled in on New York’s posh Park Avenue. They’re snuggling up with visitors in hotels in Boston, Las Vegas and Orlando.

They are now in all 50 states. There are

two phenomena for its renewed success in the United States, experts said: globalization and the more restrictive use of pesticides here.

DDT had the pests almost wiped out after WWII, but now they’re back!

Bedbugs Pesticides Globalization DDT Mover Mike


Tropical Depression Raise Oil Fears


The fifth tropical depression of the 2006 Atlantic storm season likely will become a hurricane as it moves into the U.S. Gulf of Mexico early next week, a private weather forecaster said Friday.

“A strong consensus from hurricane tracking models indicate this storm will become a hurricane as it moves into the Gulf early next week and could threaten the Gulf production and rig infrastructure during the later half of next week,” Jim Rouiller, senior energy meteorologist at Planalytics, said in a note.

Oil prices are up close to $74 a barrel on the news.

tropical depression Hurricane Oil Ernesto Mover Mike


From WFTV.com,

The storm system north of Venezuela doesn’t have a name yet, but it could become Ernesto before the end of Friday, forecasters said.

California Tortoiseshells Swarm

Michael Milstein writes in The Oregonian about swarms of California tortoiseshells that have appeared from Mt Hood to Mt Jefferson.

By swarm, we’re talking millions. There has been word of a near loss of visibility at times on the mountain passes between Bend and the Willamette Valley, said Mace Vaughan of the Xerces Society, a Portland group that promotes insect conservation. The butterflies gather especially around water.

California Tortoiseshells Butterflies Oregon Mover Mike

Who is Anatole Kaletsky?

Anatole Kaletsky is an Associate Editor of The Times and one of the country’s leading commentators on economics. Anatole was previously Economics Editor of The Times, and has won many awards for his financial and political journalism. He writes

DEFEAT IS NEVER pleasant, but often it is better to lose than to win. Defeat in the Second World War was the best thing that ever happened to Germany and Japan in their thousand years of recorded history. For America, losing in Vietnam was also a blessing in disguise. While defeat seemed to shatter the illusion of an “American century” of global dominance, it was followed by 30 years of almost uninterrupted prosperity, a political renaissance for conservative values and America’s total victory over communism in the Cold War.

That very first sentence grabbed me and I immediately searched all my memories and any history I could recall to see if that was true. Is it often better to lose than to win? While defeat has some lessons, I cannot believe anyone I know would hold this belief to be true.

Sure Germany and Japan became modern industrial powers after the war thanks to the Marshall Plan and our occupation of Japan, but…was it worth the cost of the millions of dead Germans and Japanese? If this were true, since we suffer in this country from a surfeit of Chinese goods, why not nuke China and wipe out some of the world’s excess manufacturing capacity?

Kaletsky calls losing in Vietnam a blessing in disguise. Bull! Ask the parents of Max de Sully and the parents and wives and children of 52,000 dead Americans and all the wounded if losing was a blessing. Losing in Vietnam has taught us nothing. We still fight our wars making the military fight handicapped. We wouldn’t attack the safe havens in Vietnam and we haven’t made Iran and Syria pay for supplying the insurgents in Iraq and Hezbollah in Lebanon. And Vietnam didn’t lead to “a political renaissance for conservative values”. We are more socialist today and more in debt and conservative values are under more attack than under Reagan. In fact, again Iran has never had to pay for its seizure of the hostages from our embassey in Iran.

As to the victory over Communism, the Soviet Republic may have fallen, but totalitarianism is just as much a problem today as back before Reagan.

It gets worse. Kaletsky writes that we should concede defeat.

The “international community” is now totally powerless in its nuclear confrontation with Iran…

Economic sanctions are out because oil would go to $150 or higher. Military options are out, because we have shot our wad in Iraq and Lebanon and besides, oil would go to $150 or higher. The answer:

The only way to do that (bring Iran back into the civilised world) is to stop issuing empty threats and to start offering Iran real incentives for co-operative behaviour — non-aggression guarantees from America and Israel, removal of the residual US economic sanctions dating back to the 1980s and the prospect of steadily improving treatment in investment and trade.

With all due respect, Iran does not want to be brought into the civilized world. Islam rejects our civilization and our values. Indeed, how can we sign a non-aggression pact with Iran when they continue supplying the terrorist organizations with weapons to kill us?

The only thing right about Kaletsky’s paragraph are the first four words: DEFEAT IS NEVER pleasant.

Anatole Kaletsky Mover Mike Mover Mike Mover Mike Mover Mike


Rock Star: Supernova Results!

Ex-neighbor Kristi Turnquist of The Oregonian gives us the summary of the RS: SN show tonight and no Storm Large did not fall into the bottom three.

Maybe the fact that Storm Large was in the bottom three after the first votes came in during Tuesday night’s “Rock Star: Supernova” show helped save her for another week. Perhaps the threat of Storm getting the boot prompted fans to hit the phone lines in droves. For whatever reason, when the bottom three were revealed on Wednesday’s elimination episode, Portland’s sultry singer was not in the trio of terror.

The bottom three were Patrice, Magni and Toby and Patrice got the Tommy Lee hammer.

Storm Large Rock Star Supernova Mover Mike

It’s Murrayhill In The Finals!

Did you watch Murrayhill play Illinois in the semi-finals in Little League Baseball? What a great win for the kids and sad for the losing team, Illinois.

Photo By Ross William Hamilton / The Oregonian

We have a special interest in our Oregon team. One of my wife’s best friends for over 50 years is Cathy DeJarden, sister of Tom DeJarden father of Devon DeJarden. Devon was a hero in one game and helped Derek Keller pitch tonight a combined no-hitter, winning 4 to 3. His grandfather is in a nursing home down near Salem and is considered a real sports fan. I am sure he is very proud of his grand son and the whole team from Beaverton.

There has been some very plucky plays by Jace Fry pitching last night who helped his cause by hitting a double. Tonight, Devon, in a key spot helped his team by getting a key bunt that scored Albert from third. What can you say about Sam Albert. The kid was everywhere with his defense and aggressive base running on offense.

It has been a long time, 1958 to be exact, since Oregon sent a Little League team to the World Series. Rick Wise and Keith Lampard were team heroes then and I went to Madison High with them. I was a year older. Let’s see if Oregon can get the job done this time. If you read this kids, we are all rooting loud for you. Win it for Grandpa DeJardin.

My heart almost broke watching David Hearne, the pitcher for Illinois. He pitched a great game, striking out at least 12 in six innings. With the score tied 2 all, the aggressive play of Albert made it 4 to 2 and it was a real struggle for the Illinois pitcher to hold back the tears.

Murrayhill Devon DeJardin Sam Albert Little League Baseball Beaverton Oregon Mover Mike

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