Illegal Alien Minors to Abusive US Homes; Global Warming Antics, Clinton and Obama Fails. Helena’s News Roundup.

Helena gathers top stories of the week for our readers to review.

Helena gathers top stories of the week for our readers to review.

U.S. Rescues Illegal Alien Minors Then Puts Them in Abusive Homes Outrageous!! “It’s ironic that some of the illegal immigrant minors that the administration claims to have rescued from “persistent violence” have been placed in abusive homes by the government. Some have even been forced to become prostitutes or personal slaves, according to a scathing Senate investigation that’s ignited bipartisan fury.HHS was assigned with placing the thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children that bombarded the country beginning in 2014 and some actually ended up with human traffickers. Others have been exploited for their labor and dozens sexually assaulted, starved or forced to work as practical slaves. In one case six Guatemalan minors were placed with human traffickers that forced them to live in a decrepit trailer and work 12 hours a day on egg farms in the rural Ohio town of Marion.”

Obama’s Paris Global Warming Treaty Will Cost At Least $12.1 Trillion What a total waste of money that we do not have!! The UN Paris agreement to stop dangerous global warming could cost $12.1 trillion over the next 25 years, according to calculations performed by environmental activists.“The required expenditure averages about $484 billion a year over the period,” calculated Bloomberg New Energy Finance … Bloomberg’s estimates are likely low, as they exclude costly energy efficiency measures. The amount spent to meet global carbon dioxide emissions reduction goals could be as high as $16.5 trillion between now and 2030, when energy efficiency measures are included, according to projections from the International Energy Agency. To put these numbers in perspective, the U.S. government is just under $19 trillion in debt and only produced $17.4 trillion in gross domestic product in 2014.”

Another $58 Mil for Failed “Green” Car Program Another Solyndra-like disaster!! “A scandal-plagued “green” auto program that’s fleeced taxpayers out of huge sums just got another $58 million from the Obama administration to support the development of advanced technology vehicles that meet higher efficiency standards.The experimental one of the president’s many disastrous green-energy investments. The public funds are funneled through the DOE, which is handing out cash like candy. In all, the administration has set aside $25 billion for the cause and a chunk of it has already been lost on initiatives that have failed miserably. Among them is fly-by-night electric car company called Fisker Automotive that shut down after getting an eye-popping $193 million from the government.”

Did the NOAA Cook the Books to Show Warming During Hiatus? Time to investigate the NOAA!!”One of the least reliable sources for data on climate change is the U.S. federal government. Now, a group of 300 scientists and academics want Congress to investigate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for cooking the books on climate data in order to erase the pause in the rise in temperature cited by, among other sources, the IPCC.Incredibly, the NOAA accumulated data by measuring the water temperature from the engine intake valves of oceangoing cargo ships. The scientists want Congress to investigate whether the agency violated the Data Quality Act, which seeks to ensure the accurate dissemination of scientific information to the public.”

Heavy January Rainfall Required Extraordinary Flood Control Action  From SWFWMD official: “This winter has brought extraordinary amounts of rainfall to South Florida. In response, the South Florida Water Management District has taken extraordinary actions to fulfill its mission of providing flood protection for residents and businesses within the 16 counties the agency serves.One much talked-about action was the “back pumping” of water into Lake Okeechobee that started on Jan. 27.. Intense, short-term rainfall concentrated on Glades communities south of the lake threatened the integrity of the local flood control system. SFWMD water managers quickly took the necessary step of turning on the pumps to protect thousands of families and businesses..There is broad consensus that the long-term solution is more water storage capacity. The District is making progress on critical projects needed to achieve this goal… ”

Obama’s Legacy: Runaway Deficits, Debt And Health Costs Seven years later, a new CBO report reveals that Obama will bequeath chronic and rising deficits, rapidly expanding debt, and exploding health care costs to his successors.First, there’s the deficit, which the CBO says will top $1 trillion in 6 years, and continue climbing..Debt held by the public will nearly double over the next decade, the CBO says, going from close to $14 trillion this year to $23.8 trillion in 2026…And while Obama had promised that his health care reform would “bend the cost curve down,” it has instead turbocharged federal spending on health care. In fact, in 2015, for the first time ever, federal spending on health care programs exceeded Social Security spending.

Obama’s ‘diversity’ diktat is a giant gift to lawyers “Claiming women aren’t getting paid enough, Obama wants to make it easier to accuse employers of gender discrimination.. A new regulation will require all employers with 100 or more workers to report how much their workforce is paid, broken down by race and gender.The rule.. will cause headaches for employers and anyone who works hard and expects to get ahead based on merit. The winners are federal bean counters, class-action lawyers and the Dem Party..Race and gender discrimination is already against the law. But seniority, education and merit often explain salary differences..Employers will have to change their policies to avoid these differences- for example, not preferring the job applicant who has a college degree over the applicant who doesn’t, unless the job can be shown to require college skills. The burden is on employers. It’s assumed they’re discriminating, in other words, and they have to prove they’re not.”

Former FBI Official Red-Flags Troubling Lack of Activity at DOJ Regarding Hillary’s Emails Hillary’s case will determine if Obama’s DOJ is corrupted! “If Bureau leaks are to be believed, the results will show that Clinton and her underlings flagrantly violated some of our most important laws — laws that are designed to protect national security. Anyone else would have been arrested by now. Hosko, who is today president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, said that the DOJ hasn’t shown any interest at all in the FBI probe, which is odd, because the investigation has reached the point where main Justice should be showing some definite signs of activity.. The lack of DOJ activity and the Obama administration’s tendency to publicly prejudge the outcome of the ongoing investigation have some questioning whether the investigation is being handled in a fair and impartial manner.”

As Feds Plan to Cut Surveillance at Border, Texas Officials Demand Explanation, by Julián Aguilar Why is DHS cutting surveillance of Texas border 50% when the risk for crossing of illegals, drug lords and terrorists is at an all time high??”In a letter to DHS Jeh Johnson, the lawmakers said the cut to a requested 3,850 hours of aerial detection and monitoring in 2016 amounts to 50 percent less coverage than recent years…Monday’s request comes as CBP is reporting a new surge in the number of undocumented immigrants crossing the Rio Grande. From October to December of 2015, about 10,560 unaccompanied minors entered Texas illegally through the Rio Grande Valley sector of the U.S. Border Patrol. That marks a 115 percent increase over the same time frame in 2014. The amount of family units, defined as at least one child and adult guardian or parent, has increased by 170 percent to 14,336 in the Rio Grande Valley.”

US government’s $6bn super firewall doesn’t even monitor web traffic Can’t the government do anything right-except spend money? “The US gov’s firewall, named Einstein, is not as smart as its name would suggest.A report by the GAO into the National Cybersecurity Protection System has concluded that it is only “partially meeting its stated system objectives.” Which is a polite way of saying it sucks.Among the extraordinary pieces of information to emerge are the fact that the system -which has cost $5.7 billionn to develop- does not monitor web traffic for malicious content, just email. It can’t uncover malware on a system and it doesn’t monitor cloud services either.The system also carries out only signature-based threat assessment and intrusion detection i.e. it’s a dumb terminal waiting to be told what to find rather than looking for unusual activity. And that means it is wide open to zero-day attacks.”

Support Florida SB 1018-Stop Rotten Textbooks If these textbooks are in our schools, heaven help us!! “In 2014, Scott signed SB 864 into law. It was an excellent bill that took power away from educrats and placed it in the hands of local parents.. It was supposed to: Assign each school board the responsibility to select adequate instructional materials. Require each district to create a transparent review policy/process allowing parents to review instructional materials and raise objections if the material was not accurate or was objectionable.Allow School districts to implement their own selection and purchase programs…Fl Rep. O’Toole watered down the bill so local school boards could operate in secret…SB 1018, co sponsored by Sen. Gaetz will plug the loopholes and ensure that school district give parents the opportunity to vet textbooks..”Read the proposed bill SB 1018 here:…/2016/1018/BillText/Filed/PDF

America’s Economic Freedom Has Rapidly Declined Under Obama “The U.S. has fallen from the 6th freest economy in the world, when Obama took office, to 11th place in 2016. America’s declining score is closely related to rapidly rising government spending, subsidies, and bailouts.Since 2009: Government spending has exploded, amounting to $29,867 per household in 2015.The national debt has risen to $125,000 for every tax-filing household— over $18 trillion.The government takeover of health care is raising prices and disrupting markets.Bailouts and new regulations have increased uncertainty, stifling investment and job creation.This is not something to take lightly. Economic freedom is the foundation of U.S. economic strength, and economic strength is the foundation of America’s high living standards, military power, and status as a world leader. The perils of losing economic freedom are not fictional.”

Uh-Oh, Is Charlie Crist About to Make It 3 in a Row? Maybe people are finally waking up to Crist’s character!! Charlie Crist once had Pinellas County in the palm of his hand. Didn’t matter what party label he wore or what office he was pursuing, the man with the tan and a quick smile was always the beloved homeboy you knew would win St. Petersburg. Charlie plain owned the place. Now all of a sudden, the former Republican governor — a failed U.S. Senate candidate and failed Democratic candidate for governor — finds himself behind in the CD 13 Democratic primary money chase.But now look: Eric Lynn, the former Obama Defense Department adviser challenging Charlie for the seat in the district redrawn to include more Democrats, announced Friday he raised more than $652,000 through the end of 2015. That’s a lot of money to fight Charlie.”

U.S. Grip on Afghanistan Unravels, Terrorists Make Most Gains Since 2001 Looks like America is now on the run! “Terrorists in Afghanistan control more territory than at any time since 2001 as America’s grip on the country continues to unravel amid a spike in violence that has made Afghanistan more dangerous than ever, according to a new government oversight report.The Afghan government has lost control of about 30% of the country, with terrorists linked to the Taliban, ISIS, and other groups moving freely in the region, according to new findings by the Special IG For Afghanistan Reconstructions.The lack of security has made it almost impossible to manage and oversee ongoing reconstruction projects according to the report, which found that the Afghan government has control of more than 70% of the country.”

Judicial Watch Releases Independent Counsel Memo Laying Out Criminal Case against Hillary Clinton in Whitewater Land Scandal – Judicial Watch Wow! Must Read!! “The records released today were prepared for an “All OIC Attorneys” meeting, at which a decision about whether to indict Clinton and Hubbell was the subject of a lengthy debate. The records explore the role Clinton played in the fraudulent Castle Grande transaction, the role of Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan, and the subsequent lengthy cover-up as the Clintons won the White House. Clinton drafted an option agreement that concealed from fed bank examiners a fraudulent $300,000 cross-loan in the Castle Grande transaction. Her concealment of her role in this fraudulent transaction, including the hiding of her Rose Law Firm billing records were the subject of an OIC obstruction of justice probe..”