The poser in the WH is doing nada.  Rick is going to take care of business.

Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce Monday that he will activate up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley, state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, confirmed Sunday night.

Perry wants these troops to bolster the work already being done with a surge of Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, said Hinojosa’s spokesperson, Jennifer Saenz, who added that the governor gave the Rio Grande Valley delegation notice prior to the planned 2 p.m. announcement on border security.”

The senator understands that Perry wants this troop build-up but is not sure what kind of federal approval he needs for it. He just knows he wants to deploy 1,000 troops there,” Saenz said.

The announcement comes amid a wave of growing resistance to the federal government’s efforts to shelter the unprecedented 57,000 children from Central America who have crossed the border in the last nine months – double the number who made illegal border crossings last year. President Barack Obama has asked Congress to provide $3.7 billion in emergency funding to deal with the influx.

via Perry expected to call up National Guard to Rio Grande Valley.  h/t TexasFred

Something to leave you happier during these difficult days.  I know that Mcnorman’s odd assembly of discarded animals would do the same for each other.  We have much to learn from these creatures.

A once-homeless street dog has been caught on video risking life and limb to feed her extended animal family in a Brazilian junkyard.

Lilica has spent the last three years traveling four miles down dark, dangerous roads each night to the home of animal lover Lucia, who gives the dog a bag of food.

The brilliant and selfless pooch then turns around and travels back to her São Carlos junkyard, where a menagerie of another dog, a cat, a mule, and several chickens dig in with their little hearts full of gratitude.

The journey begins each night at Neile Vania Antonio’s junkyard, where Lilica was abandoned as a puppy, just as it did the first time Lilica made her miraculous trek.

Lucia Helena de Souza first met Lilica years ago and fed her, as she would any stray.

‘I realized that she ate and then stared at what was in the bag,’ Lucia says in a video about Lilica.

A neighbor suggested to Lucia that Lucia might be staring at the bag because she wanted to take it with her.

And when Lucia tied up the bag and handed it over, that’s exactly what happened.

‘From then on, that’s what how we did it,’ Lucia said of their nightly meetings at 9:30pm.

Upon Lilica’s return to her junkyard, the real magic happens: the mothering pooch drops her bag of food and the motley animal crew descends.

One by one, a dog, some chickens, a mule and some cats take turns sharing a bit of Lilica’s gift.

‘An animal sharing things with other animals is a lesson. A lesson for us,’ says Lucia

Junkyard dog travels 4 miles every night for 3 years to get food for friends.

 

Really scary.

Barry must be so proud because the bots will never put two and two together.

The latest innovation in cancer care isn’t a medical breakthrough but an app to ration new drugs. It’ll measure care in terms of what it costs health plans, instead of what it means for patients’ lives.

That it’s being developed under the auspices of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, the world’s leading oncology association, is a grim warning about the state of organized medicine.

The app will use an algorithm like those many health plans apply to limit access to innovative treatments. Wellpoint Inc., for one, measures cost-effectiveness by comparing the benefits, side effects and costs of various treatments for specific types of cancer. The ASCO app uses the same benchmarks.

That’s no coincidence. At ASCO’s national conference, Dr. Lee Newcomer, United Healthcare’s medical director, said the “motives [of insurers] are viewed with suspicion when it comes to deciding whether a treatment is cost-effective. So having ASCO play a key role in establishing such guidelines would be crucial to their implementation.”

Translation: Patients are more likely to accept rationing if it comes with a “medical seal of approval.”

The cancer death-panel app | New York Post.

mcnorman:

Gosh darn it, she is making a case for a stint in rehab talking like this.

Check out the map. Oh, if you don’t have an exclamation mark in your state, just wait a few more months.

Originally posted on BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades!:

Here is a handy dandy map that shows where the illegals are being resettled or proposed to be settled. Here are the symbols on the map for name of each location and what is happening there. The original  interactive map is located over atNumbers USA -Not in my back yard. Credit goes to the link. Worth reading the comments over there.

Relocation Map Key

You can zoom in and out, and click and drag the map for a different view. (For a larger version of this map click here. You can see a full list of all the communities in the left column.)

NumbersUSA is daily updating this interactive map to show which communities are under threat of the federal government moving large numbers of illegal aliens there from the border.

NumbersUSA is providing its members actions they can take to help stop the government’s dispersal of illegal aliens in…

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Since 2003, eighty mentally ill prisoners have died in our prisons.  We can’t take care of what we should presently.  So, why are we asking for 3.7 billion dollars to take care of a situation that was made by ValJar & Co?  What will make this country say enough is enough?  I don’t know about you, but I am fed up.  Just look at what Gitmo does for their prisoners.

Migrant families, mostly single mothers and children from Central America, began arriving in El Paso shelters Sunday night. Most had already spent four to five days in federal custody, said Taylor Levy of Annunciation House in El Paso.

“They haven’t had adequate food, they’ve been sleeping on the floor, they haven’t been able to bathe,” Levy said.

Customs and Border Protection is processing the immigrants, which includes taking biometric information, and releasing some of them to the shelters. The shelters then help the migrants find transportation to reunite with family members already in the United States.

“They’re going to Miami, New York, California, other places in Texas,” Levy said.

Of course, this is one of those places where there has always been a safety net.   This is teh won’s doing.  Let them all move in (including the lice) with his mother in law and the kids.

Wow, this was monumental.  It is over.  As I said, the house is very old and to my knowledge these were original gas pipes so no one had ever touched them before.  I can only say that I am worried about my neighbors that are elderly because they will not have the resources to correct something like this overnight.  (I have emergency credit cards…YEAH!)  This was emergent.  Even though our temps are well into the 100s, there will come a time when they drop.  That is the time to worry as they alter pressure within the system.

Every home on the street next to me has been worked on.  Some are even having their front yards dug up to change out the pipes.  That is a homeowner’s cost which can be steep for those on a fixed income.   Anyway, when you know that the company is doing work…be nosy and find out what they are up to.  In general, they won’t want to tell you details.  I had already known of several big breaks during the past year.  The gas company was on it immediately.

My concern was that if this leak happened in my home with the pressure alteration, what happens to my neighbor’s home that has been shuttered for a few weeks?  To my knowledge her gas lines have never been worked on since the home was built as well.  Yup, she’s out of town which made me quite anxious.  You don’t have to have much leaking…a slow one in an enclosed space and then you have one big accident.  Luckily, her son is a higher up within the fire department so not only will he be checking on the home…he will also be able to look into some of the pesky minor details that the rest of us have must perceverate over.

A note…I have been notified that I will be receiving an exchange computer.  That means moving quite a bit of data over to the new one as well as trying to catch up on what I didn’t do this past week.   So, no worries if I don’t post for a bit.  BTW, I thought most of you would like this read on Federal Government Email.  We either have a lot of liars in the IRS or a huge amount of incompetence.

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