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When Guyanese-born NEIL GOUVEIA immigrated to New York at age 7, his mother made a devastating decision to leave one child behind to expedite the family exodus. Six years later, they became US citizens. Now 39, gay and newly conservative, Gouveia takes a tough, unpopular stance against those who cross the border illegally. He shared his story with The Post’s Susan Edelman.

You’ve heard news about families being separated at the US southern border. Legal immigrants have to deal with separation as well. My mother made her own “Sophie’s Choice.”

In Guyana back in 1986, an immigration officer broke the terrible news. After a three-year wait, my mother, Bassodai Gouveia, arrived at the US embassy in Georgetown to pick up visas for our family of nine to go live in America.

“Mrs. Gouveia, we can’t give you the visas,” he told my mom. “You have a sick child. If you brought her to the United States, it would be a huge government expense. And you can’t abandon her.”

When immigrants apply to come to America, they have to go through a complete physical. My sister, Vera, 9, had cerebral palsy. She couldn’t walk or talk and was mostly bed-bound. But she smiled and laughed. When I got a spanking for misbehaving, I would hug Vera, who was 17 months older than me, for comfort.

My mother walked away from the immigration officer, dejected, then suddenly turned around and went back: “Sir, I have an aunt who can take care of my child while we’re in America,” she told him, fibbing. (She actually had a friend who would look after Vera.)

It tore my mother apart, but she had to make a decision to leave Vera behind — or start the application process all over again. She had to sacrifice Vera to save the American dream for the rest of us — me and five kids from her previous marriage along with my father.

When we came to America, we lived in a basement apartment in the South Bronx. Mom and Dad had to hustle and get jobs. There was no time to relax. Dad, a customs official in Guyana, became a janitor. Mom, who had left school when her father died at age 9 to sell fruit, cleaned houses.

Neil Gouveia came to America in 1986 with parents Augustine and Bassodai Gouveia, who were forced to leave his ailing baby sister, Vera (pictured), behind.

Neil Gouveia came to America in 1986 with parents Augustine and Bassodai Gouveia, who were forced to leave his ailing baby sister, Vera (pictured), behind.

One day, a woman whose house she was cleaning saw her crying and asked what was wrong. My mom explained that she had to leave her daughter in Guyana. It so happened that the woman was the principal of a special-needs school. “I’m going to help you.” she promised.

The principal and my mother pleaded with local politicians to petition on her behalf. About six months later, she had a letter granting permission for Vera to enter the US. My mom went back to South America and brought her to New York.

About a month later, Vera came down with pneumonia and died. We were heartbroken, but my mom still felt vindicated. One of her greatest satisfactions in life is knowing that she never gave up on her daughter.

I learned a lot about American culture and traditions from watching sit-coms: “Three’s Company,” “Diff’rent Strokes,” “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons.” I went to some of the worst elementary and middle schools in the South Bronx but won a scholarship to Monsignor Scanlan High School and escaped a cycle of sub par [sic] education. It gave me the discipline I was not exposed to in the public school system. I earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from St. John’s University in Queens and a master’s degree in education from Baruch College.

Those experiences shaped my “conservative” views on immigration. It took five years after we arrived in the US before we could apply for citizenship. While I was exempt because of my age, 13, mom and dad had to prepare for a naturalization test on American history and government. Mom was the nervous one — she did not have a formal education and the thought of taking an exam terrified her. She and my dad studied for hours to answer the 100 questions that could seal their fate.

On test day, an immigration officer asked 10 questions, and my parents had to answer at least six correctly. Dad passed easily, but mom barely made it. At the official ceremony, I stood with my parents, bursting with pride, as they took the citizenship oath and pledged allegiance to the US flag. At that moment, I, too, became an American citizen. If under age 18, the children of a naturalized parent are automatically granted the same status.

I remained defiant because my parents’ journey here was not easy, and I could not betray the country that has done so much for me
Today, if someone hops the US border and gives birth to a child, that child gets the exact same benefit that took my parents eight years to achieve. They waited their turn, but babies born to illegal immigrants in the US automatically become citizens. That’s a huge flaw in our immigration system.

What President Trump is pitching is already practiced in Australia and Canada. They’re very selective about who they admit. I also think it’s legitimate to separate children, initially, to verify whom they really belong to. If these people don’t have documents to prove the children belong to them, border agents have to act in their best interest. Human and child trafficking is a huge problem.

Before the 2016 presidential campaign, I didn’t fully understand how the left and right operated. I was always fed the narrative that since I was a person of color — my mother of Indian descent, my father Portuguese — an immigrant and gay that I had to follow a script: Support the Democratic Party and liberal values; conservatives were the boogeyman.
After Trump won the election, my friends instantly wanted him to fail as a leader. I would explain that if he failed, we failed. This point of view was met with heavy backlash and a barrage of insults. Anyone who showed any type of support toward Trump was deemed the enemy.

People accused me of turning my back on minorities and their struggle. I remained defiant because my parents’ journey here was not easy, and I could not betray the country that has done so much for me.

But speaking my mind became isolating. People with whom I had shared many amazing years of friendship allowed politics to divide us. Dozens of my liberal friends stopped talking to me or unfriended [sic] me on social media. I tried to suppress my political views when meeting new people. I was passive and bit my tongue on many occasions. I wasn’t being true to myself. I felt like I was in the closet all over again.

Amid the backlash, however, I did meet people who looked past politics and not only accepted me but admired that I dared to be different in liberal-dominated NYC. One of those people is my partner, Dan. Although he does not agree with many of my views, he respects them.

I’m fortunate to be a US citizen because I’m able to live a quality life and enjoy the benefits this country has to offer. I find it disheartening when people gripe about being oppressed in America, especially other immigrants. I firmly believe that living in America is a privilege. This country is truly the land of opportunities.

Neil Gouveia, 39, lives in Washington Heights and works as a higher-education fund-raiser.

From the New York Post

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An official statement of policy here at TMQ2

We strongly believe in strict gun control.

If you can’t control your gun, you will miss the fucking target.

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  1. The right to be offended
  2. The right to be a victim
  3. The right to free medical care at some one else’s expense
  4. The right to live where no (legally owned) guns exist.
  5. The right to free college at some one else’s expense.
  6. The right to hate all religions except Islam.
  7. The right to debase, intimidate and silence any and all opposing viewpoints.
  8. The right to express any opinion violently with out consequence.
  9. The right to let any foreigner into this country who wants in, no questions asked.
  10. The right to cry like a fucking baby if any of these are infringed upon.

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It seems one of the premier Jesuit colleges, Fordham University, is under attack by the SJP.

For the uninitiated, that stands for Shitheads and Jizzbags for Phonystine.

The Phonystinians are livid that Fordham isn’t allowing them the privilege of using the school to spread their lies and hatred.

If you can, proudly wear the Maroon in solidarity with Fordham, buy their athletic wear and state the reason if asked.

www.algemeiner.com/2017/02/03/fordham-university-facing-backlash-for-rejecting-sjp-on-campus/

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The changing linguistic landscape has given new meaning to some very familiar terms, thanks in no small part to the media and academia.

For example:

  • Mentally disturbed individual = Muslim terrorist
  • Lone wolf = Muslim terrorist who was aided by friends, family and community.
  • Islamophobia = The heightened mental state of being aware of Muslim terrorists.
  • Anti-Zionist = Classic Jew hating Nazi bigot.

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Why does the world ignore the plea for an independent and sovereign state for an ethnically and culturally distinct people, who just happen to be Sunni Muslim?

While at the same time demand one for a fabricated entity made up of Arab immigrants with no distinct cultural or ethnic features that distinguish them from any other Arab demographic.

The Kurds are an ancient populace akin to Persians that speak their own language, have a history pre-dating the Roman Empire, and meet the criteria for cultural uniqueness.

Scattered across portions of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran where they govern themselves they have maintained rule of law, respect for minority populations, and a functioning and prosperous society.

They have proven themselves to be pro- democracy and pro-American and yet still get the short end of the stick from their supposed allies when push comes to shove.

“Palestinians” on the other hand are the world’s poster children for oppression and subjugation based on fabricated evidence and outright bullshit.

They claim ancient lineage without merit. One minute they are Canaanites the next minute they are Philistines. Both of these ancient peoples died off or were subsumed into the local populations thousands of years ago. The Philistines were given that name by the ancient Israelites based on the Hebrew word for conquerors because they were actually colonizers from the Aegean. Google the word Palestinian it appears before 1900 and all the references will apply to Jews.

Any non-Jew in pre-1948 Palestine will most likely be an Arab.

Either an Arab from the original Muslim invasion of the 7th century or Arab immigrants from the surrounding areas such as Lebanon,Syria,Iraq or Egypt who came in the early 20th century because as the Zionists established an infrastructure and economy there were employment opportunities for Arabs.

The”Palestinians” of today are just as much an immigrant group as those they claim are dispossessing them.

Besides, the “Palestinians” were given their own homeland in 1922 in a place called Trans-Jordan and later Jordan.

The Kurds have created an oasis of civilization in the midst of barbaric conflagration, and deserve their own nation state for the sake of humanity.

The “Palestinians'” contribution to the world has been the hijacked airplane and the suicide bomber. The only connection they have to the ancient enemies of the Jews is their practice of child sacrifice.

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Psst, Ray, You There? ray-the_dope_hanania

You see this?

Holy shit Ray, is this fucked up or what?

Columnist Says Israel ‘Last Hope’ for Arab Christians Before Total Annihilation

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We must all join together and condemn France  for the disproportionate response to the acts of resistance carried out in Paris last week.

France must be pressured to do whatever it takes to end the cycle of violence between the French and Muslims.

Countless innocent lives are being taken by indiscriminate French air attacks that target civilians.

We call on all entities, both public and private to boycott French products, academics and services; divest from any economic ventures; and sanction the country of France under the harshest of terms.

We only want to see Frenchmen and Muslims living side by side in peace in two states.

Muslims should not have to endure living under French occupation.

We are all ISIS

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Gotcha again, you goat-fucking dirt-bag secret homos

Our findings now confirm that alongside life insurance or used car salesmen, lawyers, carnie barkers and pimps, we can now add journalists to those professions requiring the purveyance of slimy, sleazy slugs.

Matti Friedman explains it all in a speech he gave in London this week:

One night several years ago, I came out of Bethlehem after a reporting assignment and crossed through the Israeli military checkpoint between that city and its neighbor, Jerusalem, where I live. With me were perhaps a dozen Palestinian men, mostly in their thirties – my age. No soldiers were visible at the entrance to the checkpoint, a precaution against suicide bombers. We saw only steel and concrete. I followed the other men through a metal detector into a stark corridor and followed instructions barked from a loudspeaker – Remove your belt! Lift up your shirt! The voice belonged to a soldier watching us on a closed-circuit camera. Exiting the checkpoint, adjusting my belt and clothing with the others, I felt like a being less than entirely human and understood, not for the first time, how a feeling like that would provoke someone to violence.

Consumers of news will recognize this scene as belonging to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, which keeps the 2.5 million Palestinians in that territory under military rule, and has since 1967. The facts of this situation aren’t much in question. This should be an issue of concern to Israelis, whose democracy, military, and society are corroded by the inequality in the West Bank. This, too, isn’t much in question.

The question we must ask, as observers of the world, is why this conflict has come over time to draw more attention than any other, and why it is presented as it is. How have the doings in a country that constitutes 0.01 percent of the world’s surface become the

focus of angst, loathing, and condemnation more than any other? We must ask how Israelis and Palestinians have become the stylized symbol of conflict, of strong and weak, the parallel bars upon which the intellectual Olympians of the West perform their tricks – not Turks and Kurds, not Han Chinese and Tibetans, not British soldiers and Iraqi Muslims, not Iraqi Muslims and Iraqi Christians, not Saudi sheikhs and Saudi women, not Indians and Kashmiris, not drug cartel thugs and Mexican villagers. Questioning why this is the case is in no way an attempt to evade or obscure reality, which is why I opened with the checkpoint leading from Bethlehem. On the contrary – anyone seeking a full understanding of reality can’t avoid this question. My experiences as a journalist provide part of the answer, and also raise pressing questions that go beyond the practice of journalism.

I have been writing from and about Israel for most of the past 20 years, since I moved there from Toronto at age 17. During the five and a half years I spent as part of the international press corps as a reporter for the American news agency The Associated Press, between 2006 and 2011, I gradually began to be aware of certain malfunctions in the coverage of the Israel story – recurring omissions, recurring inflations, decisions made according to considerations that were not journalistic but political, all in the context of a story staffed and reported more than any other international story on earth. When I worked in the AP’s Jerusalem bureau, the Israel story was covered by more AP news staff than China, or India, or all of the fifty-odd countries of sub-Saharan Africa combined. This is representative of the industry as a whole.

In early 2009, to give one fairly routine example of an editorial decision of the kind I mean, I was instructed by my superiors to report a second-hand story taken from an Israeli newspaper about offensive T-shirts supposedly worn by Israeli soldiers. We had no confirmation of our own of the story’s veracity, and one doesn’t see much coverage of things US Marines or British infantrymen have tattooed on their chests or arms. And yet T-shirts worn by Israeli soldiers were newsworthy in the eyes of one of the world’s most powerful news organizations. This was because we sought to hint or say outright that Israeli soldiers were war criminals, and every detail supporting that portrayal was to be seized upon. Much of the international press corps covered the T-shirt story. At around the same time, several Israeli soldiers were quoted anonymously in a school newsletter speaking of abuses they had supposedly witnessed while fighting in Gaza; we wrote no fewer than three separate stories about this, although the use of sources whose identity isn’t known to reporters is banned for good reason by the AP’s own in-house rules. This story, too, was very much one that we wanted to tell. By the time the soldiers came forward to say they hadn’t actually witnessed the events they supposedly described, and were trying to make a point to young students about the horrors and moral challenges of warfare, it was, of course, too late.

Also in those same months, in early 2009, two reporters in our bureau obtained details of a peace offer made by the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, to the Palestinians several months before, and deemed by the Palestinians to be insufficient. The offer proposed a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza with a capital in a shared Jerusalem. This should have been one of the year’s biggest stories. But an Israeli peace offer and its rejection by the Palestinians didn’t suit OUR story. The bureau chief ordered both reporters to ignore the Olmert offer, and they did, despite a furious protest from one of them, who later termed this decision “the biggest fiasco I’ve seen in 50 years of journalism.” But it was very much in keeping not only with the practice at the AP, but in the press corps in general. Soldiers’ vile t-shirts were worth a story. Anonymous and unverifiable testimonies of abuses were worth three. A peace proposal from the Israeli prime minister to the Palestinian president was not to be reported at all.

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The Charlie Hebdo martyrs slain by vermin who deserve to be fed alive to pigs, died for the sake of free speech;

So media luminaries have the right to report breaking headlines such as;

December 1941 Torpedo Planes Attack Pearl Harbor
June 1940 Russia Invaded By Tanks
April 1861 Artillerymen Bombard Fort Sumter
September 2001 Pilots Destroy World Trade Center

Very few have the balls to call these vermin what they are: pieces of muslim shit.

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