Illegal alien accused of stabbing stranger in neck at California market had been deported seven times

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Illegal alien Velasquez-Romero free to roam in sanctuary California/Santa Rosa Police Department photo

You own this sanctuary-loving demorats.

From Fox News: A man accused of an “unprovoked and brutal stabbing” at a market in California last month is an illegal immigrant alien with a criminal record who had been previously deported seven times, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman told Fox News.

Ricardo Velasquez-Romero, 39, who also goes by the name Eulalio Miniz Orozco, was arrested last month after local police say he stabbed a 61-year-old man in the neck at Lola’s Market in Santa Rosa on Dec. 21.

Department of Homeland Security databases indicate Velasquez-Romero “has been repatriated to his native Mexico seven times since 2007,” a spokesman for ICE said.

“Records indicate Mr. Velasquez also has multiple prior criminal convictions, including those from felony drug and weapons charges,” said James Schwab, a spokesman in San Francisco for ICE.

Schwab said ICE has placed a detainer on the suspect with the Sonoma County Jail, indicating a desire to take custody of him when released from local custody, and “continues to closely monitor the legal proceedings of Mr. Velasquez.”

At the time of the stabbing, Santa Rosa Police said the victim and the suspect had been sitting at different tables in the restaurant and had not spoken to each other.

“At one point, the suspect stood up and walked toward the victim,” the local police said a news release. “The suspect had an unknown stabbing instrument in his hand and stabbed the victim once in the neck. The suspect then fled the area on foot.”

Velasquez-Romero had been residing in Santa Rosa for the previous two months, police said.

The victim, whose name was not released, was transported to a local hospital with a life-threatening injury. At the time of Velasquez-Romero’s arrest last month, the police said the victim’s condition had been upgraded to stable.

Velasquez-Romero has been charged with attempted murder.

It follows the case of Kate Steinle, who was shot to death in San Francisco in 2015 by an illegal immigrant alien named Jose Ines Garcia Zarate. The case fueled a nationwide debate on sanctuary cities. Zarate, who had previously been deported several times, argued the shooting was an accident and was acquitted of murder last month.

California recently became a “sanctuary state,” where local police are prevented from asking people about their immigration status.

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Teens aren’t meeting their dates in real life anymore

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Well this is sad. Any wonder why more than a quarter of millennials say they would replace a human lover with a DROID?

Via NY Post: Children are happy to have online-only relationships without meeting in real life, a poll shows. One in ten say they keep things strictly digital with a friend and one in five say they would be willing to do so.

A third also spend time making pictures look perfect before posting them online, the Internet Matters survey shows. Almost half said that they always or often post images of themselves having a great time and 34 percent agreed they spent time making their images look perfect before posting.

The survey carried out by Internet Matters to highlight the importance of children building their digital resilience so they can cope independently with the ups and downs of growing up online.

Positively 41 percent of kids said they found it is easier to open up about their feelings online than face to face. And a quarter of children said they find it easier to find love on the internet – and once they do, seven out of 10 said they go online to chat with their boyfriend or girlfriend.

The new toolkits offer parents age-specific tips and an easy-to-follow video guide from psychologist and Internet Matters ambassador Dr. Linda Papadopoulos. Papadopoulos said: “These figures reveal just how much relationships have changed as a result of the internet and social media and how children are continually facing new challenges. First love has always been a minefield – and even more so in the digital age when it’s all about sharing your life online.

“With all the benefits this brings, there will be times that children need to be resilient against the bad stuff that happens.

“By building a child’s digital resilience, parents will not only help keep their child safe online but essentially empower them to navigate digital issues on their own.”

Carolyn Bunting, CEO of Internet Matters, said: “We found that the majority of children see the role the internet plays when they build relationships as a positive thing. The key thing is for parents to talk to their children, and our resources enable them to do more confidently.”

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WW2 US Army hero dog gets posthumous medal for bravery

On January 15, 2018, 75 years after his greatest feat of heroism, U.S. Army dog Chips was finally honored, albeit posthumously, for singlehandedly attacking a hidden German gun nest during World War II.

At a ceremony sponsored by the UK’s leading veterinary charity PDSA, Chips was awarded the Dickin Medal, Great Britain’s most prestigious medal for animal bravery.

WW2 hero dog Chips

Deborah Hastings reports for Inside Edition that Chips, a German shepherd/collie/husky mix, undertook his most heroic deed in 1943 when he and his handler, Pvt. John Rowell, took part in the Allied pre-dawn invasion of Sicily. Chips broke free from Rowell on the beach and ran toward machine gun fire that was pinning down Allied soldiers. Chips attacked a hidden gun nest, biting German soldiers and pulling a smoking machine gun from its base.

According to Rowell’s account, Chips also helped capture 10 enemy soldiers. The dog grabbed one of the Germans by the neck and dragged him from the pill box. The other German soldiers followed with their hands up. Chips suffered burns and scalp wounds, but was otherwise fine.

Chips also served as a guard dog during a wartime conference between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

At the Dickin Medal award ceremony, PDSA director general Jan McLoughlin said, “It has taken over seven decades, but Chips can now finally take his place in the history books as one of the most heroic dogs to serve with the U.S. Army.” Chips was awarded the Silver Star, a Distinguished Service Cross and a Purple Heart during the war, but the practice was suspended after controversy erupted over giving U.S. military service awards to animals.

Chips’ Dickin Medal was accepted by John Wren, 76, of New York, who was 4 years old when Chips returned home in a wooden crate, having been honorably discharged from the Army after three years of stellar service. Sadly, the hero dog died just seven months after returning home to Pleasantville, N.Y.

According to Chips’ obituary, Wren’s father had donated the dog to the U. S. military in 1942 because he had bitten a garbage collector.

Chips gained notoriety for other acts during WWII. In 1945, when Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower bent down to pet Chips to thank him for his bravery, the dog, having been trained to clamp down on strangers, bit the future president. LOL

~Eowyn

Liberal tolerance: Billie Jean King calls for Aussie’s name to be removed from arena because of stance on homosexual marriage

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Billie Jean King (l) and Margaret Court (r)

Per proggie rules, no dissenting opinions allowed.

From Daily Mail: Margaret Court’s husband has hit back at Billie Jean King and others who called for her name to be taken off the Australian Open arena.

The former tennis champion was embroiled in controversy last year when she spoke out against marriage equality.

Her comments provoked calls to change the name of the Margaret Court Arena, in Melbourne, with Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova the latest tennis players to speak out in favour of the change.

‘I probably don’t think it’s appropriate to have her name. If I were playing today, I would not play on it,’ Ms King said. ‘I was fine until lately, she says so many derogatory things about my community.’

In an interview with Vision Christian Radio last year, Court said transgender tendencies were ‘all the devil’.

‘What confusion to a child. I get confused talking about it. You can think, ”I’m a boy”, and it affects your emotions and feelings and everything else. That’s all the devil,’ she said.

Speaking out on Saturday, Court’s husband Barrymore Court said ‘there should be no thought of changing the name’. He claimed his wife ‘never made the statement that transgender children being of the devil [sic]’.  

‘I suggest Billie Jean first check her facts before making allegations against my wife,’ he told the Sydney Morning Herald. ‘We have reputable sources review all her press releases and interviews and cannot trace these remarks back to Margaret.’

Mr. Court went on to say his wife always shared an amiable relationship with King both on and off the court. ‘Margaret always admired Billie Jean as her number one opponent and often praised her ability,’ he said.

King, who is openly gay, previously said she hoped Margaret Court would attend the Australian Open so the pair could discuss the issue face-to-face. ‘I was looking forward to seeing her, we usually sit together… we usually have lunch,’ King said.

Court however says she will not attend event, telling organisers she would instead go ‘crabbing’ with her family.

King said she was one of the main ‘proponents’ of the court being named in honour of Court in the first place.   ‘When Rocket, Rod Laver, got given the arena, I said ‘what are you going to do for Margaret?’ the 74-year-old said.

But I think it’s really important, if you’re going to have your name on anything, that you’re hospitable, inclusive, you’re opening arms to everyone that comes to a public facility. ‘If you were talking about indigenous people, Jews or any other people, I can’t imagine the public would want to have her name on something.’

She said she wouldn’t be openly encouraging others to boycott playing on the court, but asks they consider it. Ms. Navratilova recently told the New York Times she wouldn’t play on the court, but doubted current players would make the decision.

In May, Court remarked ‘tennis is full of lesbians’, claimed transgender children were the result of parents who ‘don’t care’ and related non-heterosexual thinking as the work of Nazis, communists and the Devil.

‘God’s got so much in there about the mind how it affects us, affects our emotions, our feelings, you can think ‘oh I’m a boy’ and it’ll affect your emotions and feelings, and everything else and so that’s all the Devil,’ she told the Daily Telegraph.

‘That’s what Hitler did, that’s what Communism did, got the mind of the children. And it’s a whole plot in our nation and in the nations of the world to get the minds of the children.’

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Cher is a hypocrite on taking DREAMers into her home

The word “DREAMers,” which stems from the 2001 DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act, refers to people who, with their parent(s), illegally entered the U.S. when they were 16 or younger.

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The one-name actress-singer Cher is an avid supporter of Hillary Clinton and a rabid anti-Trumper who “threatened” to leave the U.S. for the planet Jupiter if he was elected POTUS.

See “List of Hollyweirdos who say they’ll leave U.S. if Trump is elected”.

Alas, like all the other Hollyweirdos who made similar “threats,” Cher did not leave, but is still residing in her private and gated home in Beverly Hills, described by Architectural Digest as four-bedroom, three-bathroom, with 3,100 square feet of house and 25,000 square feet of land, for which she’d paid $2.145 million in 2013.

Cher's Beverly Hills home

In September 2017, the Trump Administration announced plans to rescind Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that shields DREAMers from deportation and enables them to be eligible for a work permit. Since the Obama administration began DACA in 2012, 787,580 people have been approved for the program. To be eligible, applicants had to have arrived in the United States before the age of 16 and have lived in the country since June 15, 2007.

On Sept. 5, Cher took to Twitter, sputtering with outrage in capital letters, and vowing she would take a DREAMer into her home:

“Those Who Can Must Take a DREAMER In2 Their Home & Protect Them!! I’m Ready 2 Do This & Others in MY BUSINESS WILL DO THE SAME!! SANCTUARY

When another twitterer questioned her sincerity, saying “I’ll believe it when I see it,” Cher spitted back:

“Then keep your eyes open bitch”

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Yesterday, in a “Blind Item Revealed,” the Hollywood gossip site Crazy Days and Nights identifies Cher to be a hypocrite:

December 28, 2017

Earlier this year, this one named permanent A list icon publicly offered to house displaced people. She made a very big deal about it. Apparently an organization got in touch with her people and said they had about a dozen families that could use help. The icon went radio silent on them and never helped anyone.

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Crazy Days and Nights blogger “Ent Lawyer” (Ent=Entertainment), is described by The Daily Beast as having a track record of accuracy. Investigative journalist Mark Ebner said this about Ent Lawyer, who wrote about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein several years before the producer was finally outed as a serial and rampant sex abuser of women:

“In my opinion, that’s what makes him so impressive, is that no one knows who he is, and he’s being proven right again and again. That’s like legendary shit.”

~Eowyn

Red Robin eliminates all busboys because of minimum wage hike

A mark of irrationality is the refusal to conform one’s belief and behavior according to compelling evidence.

I’m reminded of my faux-socialist friend erstwhile Stephanie’s immortal words, uttered in a fit of frustration when I proffered evidence contrary to her stance:

“I’ve made up my mind! Don’t confuse me with facts!”

Democrats champion mandatory minimum-wage hikes in the name of “social justice” and the well being of minimum-wage workers, against the market forces of supply and demand. In so doing, they ignore that pesky thing — empirical evidence that minimum-wage hikes actually hurt minimum-wage workers because employers inevitably resort to cost-cutting measures by firing those same minimum-wage workers.

The latest example is the casual-dining Red Robin chain restaurants.

The New York Post reports that as minimum wage hikes hit across the country this year, restaurant busboys, hoping for a bigger paycheck, are instead losing their jobs as chains look to cut costs.

One chain axing jobs is Colorado-based Red Robin, located mostly in Western states where the minimum wage has risen more quickly.

On Jan. 8, 2018, Red Robin announced it hopes to save about $8 million this year by eliminating busboys at each of its 570 restaurants. Citing labor cost (i.e., minimal wage) increases, Red Robin’s chief financial officer Guy Constant told attendees at the ICR retail conference in New York, “We need to do that to address the labor increases we’ve seen.”

Remaining staff are expected to pick up the slack once the busboys are eliminated. Restaurant consultant John Gordon points out that while costs will definitely be pared, the problem with slashing busboy jobs is that it cuts into customer service.

Michael Saltsman, director of the Employment Policies Institute (EPI), told FOX Business:

“I read that as minimum wage. Somebody like Red Robin, which has a lot of exposure in western states [where the minimum wage is rising faster] … this is sort of a burger and beer chain. If they can’t pass those increases off in higher prices … they have to find a way to do more with less. I think the loss, as the minimum wage goes up … [is the] hollowing out of entry-level opportunities.”

851Franchise.com editor-in-chief Nick Powills observed:

“From a business standpoint, [Red Robin made a] very smart move. From an employee standpoint, you just cut out $8 million worth of labor. The interesting thing about the minimum wage hike is that those that made the decisions to do it, did it on behalf of the employee … when intentions are good, and you can’t appease everybody, someone is going to eventually be on the short [end of the] stick.”

Last year, Red Robin already eliminated “expediters” — restaurant employees who take the food from the cooks and place it on plates for the servers — resulting in a cost savings of nearly $10 million.

According to the Daily Wire, a study conducted by EPI, analyzing employment trends from 1990 through 2017, found that each 10% increase in the minimum wage in California has resulted in a corresponding 2% decline in employment for affected employees. The impact was larger, 5%, for lower-paid workers.”

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~Eowyn

UK appoints “minister for loneliness” to help people cope with “sad reality” of modern life

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From MSN: Britain appointed a “minister for loneliness” on Wednesday to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May described as “the sad reality of modern life” affecting millions of people.

Tracey Crouch, a junior minister for sport and civil society, will take on the role as part of a broader strategy to combat loneliness in Britain. “For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life,” May said.

“I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by carers, by those who have lost loved ones — people who have no one to talk to or share their thoughts and experiences with,” the prime minister added.

More than nine million people say they are always or often lonely, out of a population of 65.6 million, according to the British Red Cross.

The charity describes loneliness and isolation as a “hidden epidemic” affecting people across all ages at various moments in their life, such as retirement, bereavement or separation.

The ministerial appointment follows a recommendation from a committee in memory of Jo Cox, a lawmaker for the opposition Labour party who was murdered by a far-right extremist.

“Jo experienced and witnessed loneliness throughout her life especially as a new student at Cambridge University and separated from her sister Kim for (the) first time,” the Jo Cox Foundation wrote on Twitter.

“She would be delighted by Tracey Crouch’s new job as minister for loneliness and would be saying ‘let’s get to work!'” the Foundation added.

The prime minister was to host a reception on Wednesday to celebrate the legacy left by Cox, whose killing just days ahead of the 2016 Brexit referendum shocked the nation.

Britain’s loneliness initiative will see a strategy published later this year, with input from national and local government, public services, the voluntary sector and businesses.

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