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Seven Refugees With Active TB Sent to Idaho

Every American alive needs to read this even Demoncrats if they have any common thread of decency. This is not politics this is madness. I have not added a word or changed one. It is insane that we have not seen this on the mainstream media and someone needs to stop bringing the people into our communities with no concern or warning. Governors of theses States are remiss if they are not telling the people. How many who read this were aware of this madness?   C Brewer

by Michael Patrick Leahy

28 Jun, 2016 28 Jun, 2016

Seven refugees with active tuberculosis (TB) were diagnosed shortly after their resettlement in Idaho between 2011 and 2015, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

This makes Idaho the seventh state to confirm to Breitbart News that recently arrived refugees have been diagnosed with active TB.

The other states in which recently arrived refugees have been diagnosed with active TB include: Louisiana (twenty-one), Florida (eleven), Colorado, (ten), Indiana (four), Kentucky (where nine were diagnosed in one county), and North Dakota (where four refugees who resided in the United States for less than five years were diagnosed in one county).

Idaho is one of fourteen states that have withdrawn from the federal refugee resettlement program where the federal government has hired a voluntary agency (VOLAG) to resettle refugees under the statutorily questionable Wilson Fish alternative program.

In Idaho, the federal government has contracted the Idaho Office for Refugees (IOR), a division of the large non-profit known as Janus, to run the program. Janus is one of the largest organizations within the lucrative and politically connected refugee resettlement industry, which is paid more than $1 billion per year by the federal government.

Jan Reeves, the man who runs IOR, was honored by the Obama administration at the White House in 2013 as a “champion of change.”

“The White House honors ten leaders with the Welcoming America organization — helping immigrants integrate civicilly, linguistically and socially into the fabric of their neighborhoods – and our nation,” the announcement read.

“During the last 5 years, Mr. Reeves, in partnership with the City of Boise Mayor’s Office, has led the effort to more fully integrate refugees into the community and create a more welcoming environment for all newcomers. Through the successful engagement of dozens of community partners, this effort has led to the development and implementation of Boise’s first Refugee Community Plan,” the White House said of Reeves.

The refugee program in Idaho has been in the news recently after it was reported that two young refugees from Sudan and one young refugee from Iraq were arrested and charged with sexual assault of a five year old girl at an apartment complex in Twin Falls, Idaho.

“Police Chief Craig Kingsbury of Twin Falls, Idaho, confirmed Monday that three Sudanese and Iraqi boys allegedly sexually assaulted a five-year-old girl, and that two of them have been sent to a detention center after allegedly brutalizing the American child,” Breitbart News reported of the incident that allegedly took place in early June.

Breitbart News asked IOR’s Reeves if he could confirm or deny that the suspects arrested in that case had been resettled in Idaho as part of the refugee resettlement program, but received no response.

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho, Wendy Olson, however, has not been reticent in offering her comments on the alleged sexual assault.

“President Barack Obama’s top legal appointee in Idaho is threatening to prosecute Americans who criticize the federal immigration policies which enabled Sudanese and Iraqi Muslim migrants to perpetrate a vile sexual attack against a five-year-old girl in Twin Falls, Idaho,” Breitbart News reported last week.

4,650 refugees were resettled in Idaho between 2011 and 2015. Of these, 17 percent, or 785 were from Iraq, 15 percent, or 708, were from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 12 percent, or 554, were from Bhutan, and 11 percent, or 500, were from Burma.

The Congo, Burma, and Bhutan are countries with high rates of active TB and latent TB infection (LTBI).

90 percent of the 4,650 refugees resettled in Idaho between 2011 and 2015, or 4202, were medically screened within the first three months of their arrival, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Of those screened, 21 percent (896) tested positive for LTBI.

Only four percent of the general population in the United States tests positive for LTBI.

A recent UC San Diego study concluded that high rates of LTBI among resettled refugees “increase risk of active TB in refugee resettlement communities.”

The rate of LTBI among refugees resettled in other states ranges from 35 percent to 12 percent in these states: Vermont (35 percent), Tennessee (27 percent), Indiana (26 percent), Minnesota (22 percent), Texas (15 percent), and California (12 percent). In addition, one county in North Dakota reports a 29 percent rate of LTBI infection among recently arrived refugees.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare also provided Breitbart News with a breakdown of B1, B2, and B3 tuberculosis health risk notifications it received from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) through its Electronic Disease Notification system between 2011 and 2015 at the time of refugee arrivals.

274 B1 notifications were received, 160 B2 notifications were received, and 8 B3 notifications were received.

“The CDC sends all B notifications simultaneously to both the local public health districts and state public health. Upon each notification, the state works very closely with the local public health district to ensure treatment is offered and monitored. With these direct notifications from the CDC, neither the state nor counties require identical notifications from Janus,” a spokesperson for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare tells Breitbart News.

“Approximately 44% of TB B notifications are for non-refugee visa types,” the spokesperson adds.

B1 tuberculosis health risk notices are for what the CDC calls “active non-infectious” cases of TB where radiographs indicate the presence of the disease but sputum spears and cultures are negative.

B2 tuberculosis health risk notices indicate positive tests for LTBI

B3 tuberculosis health risk notices indicate the individual has been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with active TB.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare also provided some data on the treatment of refugees who tested positive for LTBI.

“Idaho has two refugee clinic sites, one in Boise and the other in Twin Falls,” the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare tells Breitbart News.

When asked the number of refugees who completed domestic medical screening and tested positive for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) at the time of that screening who successfully completed LTBI treatment within one year, a spokesperson for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare tells Breitbart News, “This data is not readily available from our Twin Falls clinic,” but referred Breitbart News to a study by several doctors who work at the Boise screening clinic.

“LTBI treatment completion rates commonly reported in the literature are low (69% INH, 80.5% RIF),” several doctors who work at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho [the Boise Clinic] wrote in a 2015 paper, “Achieving high levels of treatment completion for latent TB (LTBI) in a low incidence state with relatively large numbers of resettled refugees.”

“The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FMRI), which operates the local health district TB Clinic in Boise, Idaho, has implemented steps to achieve higher completion rates (76‐94%). Over 40% of the Clinic’s patients are recently resettled refugees who speak more than fifteen different languages,” the study reported.

These higher rates were achieved using “cultural insight and sensitivity”:

 Outreach and educational materials are provided in the patient’s language.

 Supplementary pictorial materials are used for patients with low literacy.

 Qualified medical interpreters are consistently provided in person whenever possible but also by phone when necessary.

 Related household members are seen in small group appointments when appropriate.

 A welcoming and positive TB Clinic environment is cultivated.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare provided one of the more complete responses to refugee tuberculosis health questions posed by Breitbart News to any state to date, a welcome relief from the veil of secrecy and stonewalling prevalent among the public health establishment and refugee resettlement agencies in several other states.

Several questions, however, remain unanswered in Idaho with regards to the treatment of refugees who arrived with B1, B2, and B3 notifications, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare assures Breitbart News it is working to provide those answers.

WHO WILL CONTROL AMERICAS FUTURE?

One could go crazy reading and watching the media try to sway the election next month. If I had not watched the media get Obama re-elected in 2012, I would have bet my life on the Republicans winning control of the Senate next month. Watching Americans get brainwashed by the most corrupt media that has ever existed in my 84 years is the saddest event in my lifetime.

I am truly an Independent voter, I just proved that last Monday when I early voted and actually voted for two individuals, one Democrat and one Libertarian. I did not vote for all of the Republicans, I voted against Republicans, Democrats, Libertarian and Green Party individuals who could not find their way out of a paper sack if one end remained open. Sad but our politicians have become so corrupt, unethical, unqualified that in some cases you just have to vote for the best of the worst as no real leader chose to run for some positions.

This year the Republicans, in spite of self-destructing over abortion in some places, are on record to stop the destruction of our Constitutional Republic form of government. The Democrat-Liberal-Progressive power has nearly destroyed our freedoms and they will if left in power. The George Bush Republican-Progressives are powerless at this point in time to control the Republican Party.

Reading the various polls tells me that the Democrats will keep control of the Senate seats in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon and Virginia. It is hard for me as a Texan who has spent a lot of time in New Mexico to understand how the people can keep a Democrat in the Senate. They used to love the freedoms they have now lost and appear to be comfortable with letting Harry Reid control the future. The rest of these States are and have been controlled by morons like Al Franken for so long they have no capacity to even think for themselves anymore.

Looking at the polls they place the following Senate seats in the toss-up category. Alaska/Begich (D), Colorado/Udall (D), Kansas/Roberts (R), Kentucky/McConnell (R), Louisiana/Landrieu (D), New Hampshire/Shaheen and North Carolina/Hagan (D). The polls also show the Senate seats in Iowa and Georgia to be a toss-up. Colorado and Oregon are  no surprise as they are already controlled by potheads. North Carolina like Virginia are no longer conservative. 

Again I am really surprised that the voters in Alaska, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, and especially Louisiana appear to be even considering a vote for anyone but the Republican nominee. I live on the Texas/Louisiana border, spend as much time and money in Louisiana as I do in Texas. I have yet to find one Louisiana voter who will admit they voted for Obama but for some reason they keep Mary Landrieu in power to help Harry Reid to cram the courts with Liberal/Progressive Judges like Sotomayor, Ginsburg and Kegan. Like New Mexico I suppose that loss of freedoms in these states is unimportant to the voters anymore?

The polls show that Arkansas/Mark Pryor (D) and South Dakota are leaning toward the Republican candidate and that Mississippi/Cochran and West Virginia will be Republican seats in the next Congress. If Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana or Mississippi elect or re-elect a Democrat to help Harry Reid stay in control of power in the Senate, Socialism will be in place for the next 100 years. I hope someone else cares? 

C Brewer 10-25-2014

CONGRESS IS STILL OUT OF CONTROL!

HANG ON TO YOUR SEAT BELT!

Congress just can’t be honest with the American people and I just read about some little things they decided to include in yesterday’s action. They ended the shut-down, ignored the majority of Americans by funding Obamacare and just kicked the can down the road 90 days. This will give them cover to hide behind through Christmas and enough time to replace the $600,000.00 computer system that opens up your personal financial information to every hacker alive. Anyone who uses the current enrollment software is nuts.

Take a peek at some of the “LITTLE SECRET” things Obama signed into law.  

Funding to upgrade the Olmstead Lock on the Ohio River between Illinois and Kentucky was increased from a cap of $775,000,000.00 to a cap of $2,900,000,000.00. This was added to placate two of our most powerful Senators. Mitch McConnell, is the #1 Republican and Leader of the minority and Richard Durban is the #2 Democratic Leader of the Senate. Remember these people are here to lead the most powerful group in Washington.

Guess what states McConnell and Durban represent in the Senate? You are a winner if you chose Illinois and Kentucky. But who cares when it is just chump change for Congress and Obama to cover up another 200% screwed up government under-estimated? I do. Do you?

By the way both of them said they had nothing to do with the provision and others backed that up. Aides to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the leaders of a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that oversees water projects, said they had requested the provision. Another big surprise, neither McConnell or Durban voted against this debacle. I wonder how many members of Congress from Illinois and Kentucky voted against this added and un-funded expense.  

To cover their asses McConnell and Durban said President Barack Obama had requested the project in his budget this year. As the Senate has not produced a budget for over 1000 days why bring this up now.

To supply some cover for the biased media to twist, the following statement was made. “This is not an earmark,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. told reporters Wednesday. Can anyone out there explain to me why McConnell brokered this compromise on the shutdown and debt limit bill? Would McConnell or Boehner have caved in to Obama if they were not facing re-election next year?

Another little “Secret” insertion into this Republican sell-out was for flood-battered Colorado. The bill included a measure to eliminate the $100 million limit on Federal Highway Administration emergency highway aid to $450 million for the state. Colorado officials have said last month’s flooding destroyed 200 miles of roads and 50 bridges. What’s another $350,000,000.00 of un-funded expense for these buffoons to waste?

In my opinion this was just another way to buy Colorado votes for the Democrats. McConnell, Boehner and the other “Republican’s in Name Only (RINO’s)”, like McCain, Graham and more are creating a real need for a new political party to represent conservatives. They have no backbones, ethics or honesty when a bag of silver is dangled in their faces.

Another little “Secret” was an extra $294,000,000.00 included to help the Veterans Affairs Department whittle down a backlog of disabilities claims. How much? Someone should go to jail for the horrid mess in this agency but who cares about our veterans? I do.

Another little “Secret” was $100,000,000.00 million to prevent furloughs of air traffic controllers, safety inspectors and extra money for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to continue work on two weather satellites.

Another little “Secret” was to give permission for the Pentagon to keep assisting African nations pursue Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a rebel group accused of atrocities. The amount was not available for this expense as it is probably “Top Secret” which permits the Defense Department to hide reality under the cloak and dagger operations that probably include the CIA and the NSA. Congress likely does not care anyway. I do. Do you?

Other little “Secret” provisions include extra money for contracts with private companies whose ships move American troops and their equipment overseas. How much” Who cares? I do.

Two more little “Secrets” included were $600,000,000.00 for U.S. Forest Service and $36,000,000.00 million for the Department of the Interior, both for firefighting.

Only because they ran out of time to stuff in more earmarks and pork this bill was only 35 pages. Wow, a new record and it had only a few “Secret” provisions. Can you imagine what these stewards who protect our freedom, rights, economic future and their own agendas will come up with to get re-elected. They now have ninety days to pack the next debt ceiling crisis legislation with pork and earmarks. 469 of them will face a challenge to their future in 2014. I hope all of the ones who voted for this cop-out are unemployed next year. New Congresspersons will have to be more careful and it will take them at least one term to get their ticket for the gravy train. Most of them who get re-elected would serve their second term in prison if our ethic and fraud laws applied to elected government employees.

The legislation is supposed to keep federal agencies functioning through Jan. 15. 2014. Does all of this make you feel happy, secure, protected and well represented? Not me.

Another event occurred to us personally yesterday when we received our bill for our homeowners and vehicle insurance for 2014. It was some 27% and nearly $1000.00 more than 2013. We have not had an accident or claim for several years and none since we changed to Liberty Mutual in 2011.

I called the agent this morning to inquire what caused the severe increase and received two reasons;

1. I was asked if we had taken a driving course recently which might reduce our rates. We have not had any reason to take a driving course as there have been no accidents, fines, insurance claims for many years. I am 83 years old and Texas feels I am still authorized to drive my car until my 85th birthday in 2015. Why do we need to pay to take driving lessons?

2. I was advised that the primary increase was due to the new requirements of Obamacare health insurance increases in the liability accident healthcare coverage.

I am currently shopping for an insurance agent who has not lost their sanity. If this is something that all insurance companies intend to use to raise rates I suggest you pay close attention when you get your bill for homeowners and car insurance for 2014 and beyond.

Bend over folks, I’m certain that we all have several more Obama and Congress finger wave colon inspections coming soon. I am tired of this game, or you?

 

C Brewer

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