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Confidential, expensive USDA
sensitivity training: ‘The
Pilgrims were illegal aliens’ [Videos]

Daily Caller [Washington DC], by Caroline May

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/15/2013 7:29:54 AM

Footage of the United States Department of Agriculture’s compulsory “Cultural Sensitivity Training” program reveals USDA employees being instructed to refer to the Pilgrims as “illegal aliens” and minorities as “emerging majorities” — at “a huge expense” to taxpayers. The video clips were made public Thursday evening by the conservative government accountability group Judicial Watch, which obtained them through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made on May 18, 2012. Footage of the United States Department of Agriculture’s compulsory “Cultural Sensitivity Training” program reveals USDA employees

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: specialmomo, 2/15/2013 7:42:38 AM     (No. 9177607)

Wow! I did not realize that the Indians had immigration laws.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 2/15/2013 7:45:02 AM     (No. 9177614)

This alone is reason to cut the staffing of every government department by 25%...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: olcap, 2/15/2013 7:47:35 AM     (No. 9177618)

Clear evidence the inmates are running the asylum.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mijcraw, 2/15/2013 7:47:56 AM     (No. 9177619)

My 30+ years in the military and Federal service I also have received my full share of diversity training, however when the pilgrims arrived...there wasn´t a country here or colony. So this idiot is just trying to spew his hated and to boot needs to retake US History 101. These settlers were conquerors, just like any other race in any other part of the world. To call them illegal aliens suggest they broke laws of the land, wrong shoe, wrong foot.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Catherine, 2/15/2013 7:48:07 AM     (No. 9177620)

So were the ´indians.´ There is proof that Europeans were here at least a thousand years before they were. And saw something on TV the other night that pretty much proves the Inca´s were here long before any of us. Land belongs to those who can hold on to it. That´s what wars have been bout since the beginning of time.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 2/15/2013 7:57:20 AM     (No. 9177631)

The myth "We are are all immigrants, we are a nation of immigrants."

No.

We were a nation of Colonists, and became a nation of immigrants.

And about those "Golden days of Immigration" Look up "How the Other Half Lives" (Jacob Riis) Who do you think the Other Half was??

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Reply 7 - Posted by: skedaddle, 2/15/2013 7:58:00 AM     (No. 9177632)

The very idea that in America an adult can force (through job threat) another adult to say something they don´t believe makes my blood boil. I´ve been in these type of coercive "diversity" training sessions - thank goodness mine just required I sit with a blank look on my face. I still resent it to this day. I also know it ruined many black/white friendships, which is probably the hidden agenda.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MDConservative, 2/15/2013 7:59:57 AM     (No. 9177638)

The entire government is like this, or worse. The indoctrination grow each year. You won´t find a straight white male within 100 miles of an "Equal Employment Opportunity" or "Civil Rights" office in any agency, unless dragged in to face the inquisition over any slight, real or imagined. The number of white males, along with the number of college degreed practitioners is dwindling in Federal HR offices, too. They´ve become Affirmative Action dumping grounds.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NancyD, 2/15/2013 8:10:44 AM     (No. 9177652)

All of this HAS to STOP. I´m about ready to explode.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 2/15/2013 8:12:53 AM     (No. 9177654)

And our illegal immigrant pResident goes on Teenager TV and teenager-driven speeches at teenager-populated schools to drive this doctrine in at their very young ages. He´s making all this insanity ´cool´ for them.

The next decades will be total chaos if he isn´t stopped. The rotting roots of pro-regressivism are tangling ever deeper.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: realrep, 2/15/2013 8:25:25 AM     (No. 9177674)

One of my ancestors came here on the Mayflower. Does that define me as an ´illegal alien´?
Perhaps the immigration office was closed...during that century and the next one.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bobgray2, 2/15/2013 8:27:29 AM     (No. 9177677)

A bunch of independent Indian tribes that were constantly fighting one another, with no formal governments, do not constitute a country. Since whatever laws the separate tribes did have, said nothing about sovereign territory or borders, the term illegal alien would be meaningless. This sensitivity training is just further evidence of how deep institutionalized stupidity has permeated our government.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: NYBruin, 2/15/2013 8:33:35 AM     (No. 9177683)

Can the sequester start this afternoon??

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/15/2013 8:44:35 AM     (No. 9177700)

SO were every person that came from the old world to North America...get a clue you idiots, there was no one here to make laws you so conveniently think were violated.

Now those millions here now illegally ARE illegal aliens as they broke laws of a legal country!

Where does the stupidity stop...Oh, Wait, Libs invented Stupidity and no one can fix stupid!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/15/2013 8:45:15 AM     (No. 9177701)

There was no "nation" with any "laws" to break in order that any could be considered "illegal".
Liberals are such mental midgets.

The USDA is yet another alphabet agency that needs to be eliminated.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/15/2013 8:47:18 AM     (No. 9177710)

I recall one of my philosophy professors in college saying that the only place we are truly free is in our own mind.

I´m going to keep believing what I want and ignore all the rest. I won´t even argue with "them." I´ll just keep believing they are idiots.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: M2, 2/15/2013 8:52:15 AM     (No. 9177723)

This whole racial thing has gotten way out of hand, encouraged by the O Administration and his Justice Dept.

Our first post-racial POTUS has stirred the heretofore quiescent racial pot for his own political and power-mad ends. Everything has now become a black-on-white grievance industry.

We have "diversity specialists", "sensitivity training" seminars, a reluctance to speak about anything for fear the government may find out and press charges for hate crimes. We have entire school curricula devoted to black-against-white hatred, remininscent of the anti-American grade-school videos we were treated to where little girls in their burkas were screaming "death to America!".

Our own government, and the Democrat Party by its silence, have become anti-white racists, addressing past grievances which will never really be addressed because it creates too much lucrative business.

America is rapidly becoming WWII Germany and unless it stops, will become a bloodbath, which is what this POTUS wants. Why else does he jin up racial hatred and then remain silent when black-against-white hate movements sprout up?

It´s all about race in America. It should be all about freedom, but that word will soon become anachronistic unless someone beside conservatives speak up. Loudly.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Davids918, 2/15/2013 8:54:57 AM     (No. 9177728)

Just remember, every gov´t program and office requires more and more revenues to support them/it.

Now, I read extreme liberal George Soros, just made $1 billion since November on Japan currency.

So, will he be paying 25% capital gains taxes to the IRS? I bet not.

Yet, he´ll use the $$$ to fund more liberal/progressive schemes and ideas. And Democrat politicians will be clamouring for that campaign $$$.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/15/2013 9:04:17 AM     (No. 9177754)

Dr. Carson needs to speak at the USDA.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Namma, 2/15/2013 9:04:50 AM     (No. 9177756)

We were taught in American History 101 that the Indians came over thru the Bering Sea and moved down thru Alaska and south which is now Canada and the USA...the Indians drove the Inca´s off the land. Saying the Indian is a Native American is somewhat true..they are natives and they are American but they are NOT the first to occupy this land...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Tucker, 2/15/2013 9:28:10 AM     (No. 9177799)

It´s called brain washing. And way too much of that is going on under this administration. And now dear leader wants to start the indoctoration at 3. Soon they will come into the hospital, grab your baby and start day one.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: jorgecito, 2/15/2013 9:34:47 AM     (No. 9177816)

Exactly, #1.

The perpetrators of the video do not even understand the meaning of the word, "illegal."

They think of the word exclusively as an epithet, without any appreciation for its underlying meaning.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lylacat, 2/15/2013 9:37:08 AM     (No. 9177823)

The Pilgrims had to work to stay alive; there was no welfare, no food stamps, no free medical care, and there were no laws against them coming here. What is wrong with these liberals; they are stuck on stupid.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 2/15/2013 9:47:50 AM     (No. 9177852)

This warrants Congressional investigation. With all the Republicans(?) in Congress it is surprising that not a single one seems to have thought it important to examine the allocation of public monies for political indoctrination, compulsory or otherwise.

This is also a good example of the big bucks to be made in the "diversity" racket, which is being run in plenty of places, public and private, besides the USDA. It would be interesting to know what the total annual take of "diversity" consultants and trainers comes to these days.

At the end of the day, however, it is the pusillanimous and sheep-like behavior of Americans who go along to get along with this propaganda that is the problem. Lots of people don´t like or agree with it, many mutter and complain about it among themselves - but few take any positive steps to combat it. It is the willingness of vast numbers of people to submit to the tyranny of a small radical minority that makes things like this, as well as far worse things, possible.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/15/2013 9:57:23 AM     (No. 9177873)

If only a few "normal, every day Americans" could get a hold of the budget and make line item decisions on what should be eliminated. Oh wait, there is no budget.....

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Reply 26 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 2/15/2013 9:59:44 AM     (No. 9177878)

It isn´t "sensitivity training" it is "reeducation"! As in reeducation camp.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: monique, 2/15/2013 10:21:26 AM     (No. 9177924)

outrageous. doesn´t the USDA have any sane person to review this kind of junk before they decide to pay out our money for it?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 2/15/2013 10:32:29 AM     (No. 9177951)

Those of you who can trace your American ancestry back before immigration laws were in effect should apply for the benefits given to DREAM illegal immigrants. If you don´t qualify maybe your children can get a free scholarship.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 2/15/2013 10:57:04 AM     (No. 9177999)

I attended LGBT-themed mandatory "sensitivity training" last year. At the end of it, I made the comment that I felt unable to affirm that LGBT was "okay," since that might offend my Muslim co-workers´ sensibilities. I was careful not to say Christian or Jewish sensibilities. The lecturer had no answer.

I was very pleased with that outcome, but I kept a "straight" face. (Is it still okay to say "straight?")

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Reply 30 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/15/2013 10:28:39 PM     (No. 9179111)

This is just one of a thousand or so ways that the liberal Democrats utilize to redistribute taxpayer´s money to favored minorities. As long as they are not put on the spot, and to keep the liberal Democrats from calling them out as being racists, a lot of Republicans have just been happy to go along to get along with the liberal Democrats with bogus expenditures like this.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/16/2013 1:40:53 AM     (No. 9179226)

#28 That seems like an excellent idea.

I would be so arrested in one of these classes. First, there was the you didn´t build that and then there was the somebody had to bring them here.

Well Zippy, not only did we help build the colonies, but we brought them on our ships.


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The Obama administration is prepared to give prospective Obamacare enrollees another half-month to signup for insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act website, healthcare.gov, treating the law´s March 31 regulatory deadline as a formality for Americans who claim they tried in earnest to sign up in time. During a March 12 congressional hearing, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Texas Republican Rep. Kevin Brady that there would be no such extensions. ´Are you going to delay the open enrollment beyond March 31?´ Brady asked. ´No, sir,´ she replied. On the same day, Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the

Obama, Pope Francis
meet for first time

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CNN, by Halimah Abdullah    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 3/27/2014 9:03:29 AM     Post Reply
U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis met Thursday for the first time at Vatican City, offering a chance for a reset of sorts between the administration and Catholic leadership following years of strained relations. The two world leaders greeted each other with a smile and a handshake, and posed for pictures before sitting down across a table from each other. The goal of the meeting: Focus on areas where two of the world´s most influential men agree and gently tread ground where they differ. The President and the Pontiff will, as the White House said in a statement, focus on "shared commitment

It´s time for White House to start sweating
over legal challenge to Obamacare subsidies

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/26/2014 5:25:58 AM     Post Reply
As the U.S. Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of a contraception coverage mandate Tuesday morning, a federal appeals court heard a separate legal challenge that could have much more sweeping implications for the future of President Obama´s health care law. And if the oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit are any indication, it’s time for the White House to start sweating over a lawsuit that up until now has flown relatively below the radar. At issue in the case are the subsidies that the federal government provides for individuals purchasing insurance through Obamacare. Though the text

Andrea Mitchell Slams Hobby
Lobby: ´What Right Do They Have
to Interfere With Medical
Decisions by Women?´

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Newsbusters, by Kyle Drennen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/25/2014 10:21:26 PM     Post Reply
On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell interrogated attorney Mark Rienzi for representing Hobby Lobby in the Supreme Court case against the ObamaCare contraception mandate: "What right do they have, again, to interfere with medical decisions by women?...I mean, this gets to the whole issue of women´s health and why should women be discriminated against in ways that other medical beneficiaries are not?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Rienzi pushed back: "No one´s discriminating against women, Andrea, all they´re saying is that, you´re right, these are personal decisions,


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