Diversity cultists want to promote the social practices of foreigners by stomping out the culture of Americans, which the multiculturists find less desirable than, say, that of honor-killing Pakistan, for example.
Christmas and Easter, being religion based, get the annual disapproval treatment, where schools tell kids and parents that important celebrations will no longer be held, because some foreign kid might feel left out. Often, a single complaint from an immigrant can end a special event kids really love, like how the traditional visit from Santa to a Minnesota Headstart class was cancelled because a Somali became miffed at the infidel custom.
On the other hand, Halloween — once All Hallow’s Eve — has morphed into something totally secular, and is now an occasion to play dress up and eat lots of candy. The objections to Halloween are therefore more suspect.
Perhaps the costumes are getting too creative and culturally edgy. Liberal enforcers might get offended about cultural appropriation they deem inappropriate.
Anyway, today has a small victory for silly outfits, culture and freedom:
MILFORD – The school system in Milford has reversed its cancellation of the annual Halloween costume parades at the city’s elementary schools following an outcry from parents.
Superintendent Elizabeth Feser wrote in a letter Monday that the controversy over the parade was becoming a distraction.
She said the goal in canceling the parades in the schools had been to create a substitute Halloween celebration for families that would be inclusive of all children, including those who might not take part in the parade for religious or cultural reasons.
An online petition had been started asking the school district to restore the parades.
Victoria Johannsen, mother of a third-grader at Live Oaks School, told the Connecticut Post the decision to cancel wasn’t fair to students who cherish the parade.
Congressman Mo Brooks had some politely positive things to say about Paul Ryan on Fox News this morning, but allowed that the reluctant candidate for Speaker would have to chill on his amnesty fixation to get Brooks’ vote:
MO BROOKS: Now on to Paul Ryan. I have some reservations about Paul in particular with respect to amnesty for illegal aliens. He’s been a staunch proponent of this amnesty program that was in the Gang of Eight Senate bill that over a ten-year period of time would either have legalized or brought into America anywhere from 44 million to 57 million foreigners. If our economy was booming that’d be one situation, but our economy is rather anemic and I’m not going to support economic policies, immigration policies that would deprive Americans of jobs or suppress their wages.
So Paul will have to change his position a little bit, but Paul is a charismatic individual. He knows how to raise the money, he knows how to communicate, so he’s got some real strengths too, but the immigration stances that he’s taken in the past — he would have to assure people like myself that those are not going to be forced through the House of Representatives if he becomes Speaker of the House.
Congressman Brooks is thinking about how government creating a massive influx of excess workers during the jobless recovery is exactly the wrong thing to do to American workers.
How bad is violence among the diverse illegal aliens and refugees invading Europe and heading for Germany now (who happen to be mostly Muslim and mostly young men)?
One hint: according to a classified German government report leaked to Die Welt, “highly delinquent youths. . . resist and assault [police officers]” when arrested. (Germany: Migrant Crime Wave, Police Capitulate, Gatestone Inst.)
The same article notes, “Asylum seekers are driving a surge in violent crime in cities and towns across Germany. German authorities, however, are downplaying the lawlessness, apparently to avoid fueling anti-immigration sentiment.”
Wait, don’t they know that diversity is supposed to be celebrated?
A couple years ago, Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that Multiculturalism Is a Failure in Germany, but now she is using it to destroy her nation’s identity as a historically Christian nation and endanger the safety of all through Islamization.
A recent television interview of a police officer provided more information about the chaos happening on at ground level:
TV INTERVIEWER: And now in the studio I am honored to greet the chief of the German police union, Rainer Wendt. Herr Wendt, the cabinet has wasted no time passing these new asylum laws; is that enough?
RAINER WENDT: Well, first, it’s a good sign, and it shows that politicians can react, but what I’d like to see is that politicians react in time. Things always have to go up in flames before they manage to get anything done. All of this should’ve happened at least a year or so ago when we saw the first signs of the chaos.
INTERVIEWER: What do you mean with go up in flames?
WENDT: In our asylum camps all hell broke loose; at the border in southern Germany, and in Bavaria especially, it’s hell. Our colleagues down there can’t ever take their boots off anymore. But that’s not just since last week or since last month, but all year. Our federal police and the Bavarian county police especially, and also from other countries, have for months now been heavily overwhelmed, and now politicians are acting like they’re totally surprised, but that can’t be; nobody is surprised, and they should’ve reacted a lot sooner.
INTERVIEWER: We hear of mass brawls in asylum camps, we hear of robberies in grocery stores, which is another strain on the police. Are you worried that crime will rise because you are overwhelmed?
WENDT: Of course that’s an issue and there are three areas we consider. The first is attacks on asylum camps, which is a number that has exploded in recent months now, and there it is our duty to protect these camps. And then there’s criminality among the refugees, meaning, rapes of women and of children, massive use of violence, criminal activities such as exploitation, slavery, we see it all there. Those are not just little squabbles because they’re living in cramped spaces; these are territorial conflicts, dominance struggles, I mean fanatical religious groups that can’t be separated easily. Our private security personnel are completely overwhelmed. We don’t have enough and they are not qualified enough. Continue reading this article
I arrived in Budapest to meet my friends. When I got to Keleti Railway Station I was shocked at what I saw there. Masses of people of Arab appearance, filthy, unwashed and loud, who refused to let me get across the entrance. They shouted various insults in my direction, they tried to take away my luggage.
Since, like I said, I’m perfectly fluent in Arabic, I understood everything that they were saying. While I waited for my train, I saw what was happening in the station. People, without shame, simply defecated right where they stood, the women shouted, they were beaten by their own kind, not by the police who didn’t even touch them. . . .
Ninety percent of them were men between 18 and 45, completely healthy men who grabbed absolutely random children and fought their way forward using the children as a shield. Five people with tickets entered my train car. We sat down, the rest of the car was totally empty. Within minutes something unbelievable happened. Huge screaming, the windows were cracking, the situation was unbelievable. Like some dark cloud, a mass of people got on. There were conflicts, fights and other awful things. The situation’s climax was when they began talking to each other in a relaxed tone, considering whether or not they should rob us, since that would please Allah because we were infidels. As for me, it would really be worth raping me because I am not dressed like a proper woman.
My question: Do Arabs crap in public at home or only in infidel lands (assuming her description is accurate of course)?
What’s really odd is that, given the violent chaos following the refugee and alien horde entering Europe, the Express would call the Hardheim directives “bizarre” when it is exactly the sort of behavioral expectations one would present to a gaggle of barbarians.
THE mayor of a small town in Germany has drawn up a hilarious set of rules for refugees housed in his community which include leaving toilets clean and not pinching fruit from orchards.
Mayor Volker Rohm, 55, leaves no stone unturned, with his list also encouraging the new settlers in Hardheim, south Germany, to not open supermarket goods before paying for them, not to relieve themselves in public or to make a noise after 10.00pm at night.
Hardheim is now home to 1,000 refugees being housed in a former American military barracks. Officials in Berlin have questioned the necessity of instructing the new arrivals how to behave, but the town insists the guidelines will stay on the local community website.
Under the heading ‘helpful instructions and guidance,’ Mayor Rohm said young girls should avoid giving out their mobile phone numbers on Facebook and not feel forced into “marrying anyone.”
In other orders which seriously patronise the refugees, Mayor Rohm also said: “Welcome to Germany, welcome in Hardheim.
“Many of you have been through terrible experiences. War, threats to your lives, a dangerous escape over half the world.
“This is now over. You are now in Germany.
“Germany is a peaceful country.
“Now it is up to you for you not to remain a stranger in our country. A request to start with: that you learn the German language as quickly as possible so that we can understand one another and you can express your needs.
“In Germany people live side by side with many freedoms. There is freedom of religion for all.
I’ve been following the topic of automation destroying employment for a few years and am still waiting for a conservative response of what to do if indeed half of America’s jobs become displaced by smart machines in 20 years, as Oxford researchers have forecast. Coverage of the robot workplace revolution has been slim from conservative media, while liberdoodle PBS has done some very good programming about labor-saving robots replacing human workers.
The famous physicist Stephen Hawking remarked recently that capitalist elites will become even more wealthy as robots they own gobble up increasing numbers of jobs. Perhaps to a degree, but the automated, unemployed future will have fewer shoppers with money to spend.
This is the technological change that is partially causing the miserable jobs economy today, and we are only at the beginning. But few in government are willing to talk about how the economic earthquake should be handled now and going forward.
The Golden Brown State’s fourth year of drought has brought massive land sinkage, aka subsidence, caused by continued and deeper drilling of ground water by farmers. The subsidence has been observed for a while, but it is getting worse as more water is pumped out of the ground.
Not only is the subsidence another warning about the limited water supply, but the land sinkage also disturbs the proper functioning of water infrastructure around the state. For example, canals were designed with a precise degree of slope to move water by gravity, and the subsidence has disrupted that.
Around 80 percent of state water use goes for agriculture. Nevertheless, when drought comes, citizen users are exhorted to cut back severely. Responsible Californians have heard the message: in August, cities reduced their water use by nearly 27 percent, slightly better than Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandate in April of a 25 percent cutback.
California is an environmentally overpopulated state at 38.8 million, a sustainability problem exacerbated by unrestricted illegal immigration which has added millions of uninvited residents. Gov. Brown believes himself to be a model environmentalist, but when he visited Mexico (population 120 million) in August 2014, he invited all of them to come to California. The big picture is that the road map of elites to create easy economic expansion via immigration-fueled population growth is not quite the trouble-free path they imagine. California is once again the bad example of the many problems caused by excessive immigration, Nature bats last, as they say.
Below, the depleted Almaden Reservoir near San Jose, California, in February 2014.
The bad news is that big rains could also cause flooding because of the subsidence and its damage to water control infrastructure like the delta levees in the central part of the state. The levees near Sacramento have long been identified as dangerously weak anyway, but the land sinkage has worsened their stability.
(AP caption) This July 23, 2015, photo provided by the California Department of Water Resources shows the Russell Avenue bridge over the Delta Mendota Canal in Firebaugh. The drought has caused the bridge to subside until there’s almost no space between the bottom of the bridge decking and the canal water surface. A NASA scientist says in a report released Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, that parts of California’s Central Valley are sinking faster than ever as groundwater is being pumped during the state’s historic drought.
The PBS Newshour had a report on the California subsidence problem on Wednesday:
HARI SREENIVASAN: California’s drought is resulting in a big drop. The state is sinking, and sinking fast. Some parts of the state are settling lower at a rate of two inches a month, according to a report NASA released last month.
As Nathan Halverson from Reveal shows us, the sinking is increasing the flood risk in one area of the state that is desperate for water.
This story was produced by member station KQED in San Francisco.
MAN: Let’s fire it up. It’s better than nothing.
NATHAN HALVERSON: Johnny Andrews is a third-generation farmer in California’s Central Valley.
JOHNNY ANDREWS, Farmer: My grandpa came out of Texas, and he told me years ago, he said, you know, whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting.
See how it’s changing colors?
NATHAN HALVERSON: Andrews is one of thousands of farmers in the state struggling to keep their crops green during a record drought.
JOHNNY ANDREWS: It’s lifting the water.
NATHAN HALVERSON: He is turning to what he calls a last resort: drilling for groundwater.
JOHNNY ANDREWS: You’re looking at $200,000 to drill a well. You’re looking at the pumping cost every month of about between $2,500 and $3,500 per well.
NATHAN HALVERSON: Farmers like Andrews use about 80 percent of the state’s developed water, growing everything from tomatoes to almonds. With the drought in its fourth year, farmers are drilling deeper and deeper, running pumps day and night. Continue reading this article
Following is a video from Sunday of a PEGIDA march of around 3000 participants on the Czech-German border to protest the government’s open-borders policies. RT refers to the groups as “far right” but the marchers are visibly not skinheads. Instead, normal-looking people of all ages took part and brought the kids along with their signs and German flags.
Here’s more detail about the poll showing the German people have had enough diversity anarchy shoved down their throats.
Below, Francisco Sanchez (l) will stand trial for murder for the shooting death of Kate Steinle (r) on a San Francisco pier. Sanchez was deported five times but returned once more from Mexico to the sanctuary city, enabling him to shoot the young woman as she strolled with her father by the bay.
Here’s a video of Neil Cavuto discussing the issue with Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu and Sheriff Scott Jones of Sacramento County California.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures obtained by The Associated Press.
Deportations of criminal immigrants have fallen to the lowest levels since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, despite his pledge to focus on finding and deporting criminals living in the country illegally.
The overall total of 231,000 deportations generally does not include Mexicans who were caught at the border and quickly returned home by the U.S. Border Patrol. The figure does include roughly 136,700 convicted criminals deported in the last 12 months. Total deportations dropped 42 percent since 2012.
The Homeland Security Department has not yet publicly disclosed the new internal figures, which include month-by-month breakdowns and cover the period between Oct. 1, 2014, and Sept. 28. The new numbers emerged as illegal immigration continues to be sharply debated among Republican presidential candidates, especially front-runner Donald Trump. And they come as Obama carries out his pledge from before his 2012 re-election to narrowly focus enforcement and slow deportations after more than a decade of rising figures.
The biggest surprise in the figures was the decline in criminal deportations. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson last year directed immigration authorities anew to focus on finding and deporting immigrants who pose a national security or public safety threat, those who have serious criminal records or those who recently crossed the Mexican border. The decline suggests the administration has been failing to find criminal immigrants in the U.S. interior, or that fewer immigrants living in the U.S. illegally had criminal records serious enough to justify deporting them.
“With the resources we have … I’m interested in focusing on criminals and recent illegal arrivals at the border,” Johnson told Congress in April. Continue reading this article
Every time the government takes another look at America-residing Muslims who decamp for jihad back in the homeland, the number gets higher, as shown in a recent House report. And some of the most stubbornly resistant to assimilation are the Somalis, many of whom reside in unlucky Minnesota.
To prevent young Somali immigrants from joining up for jihad, serious money is being invested by the government. In the Fox News interview below, Minneapolis-St. Paul reporter Tom Lyden remarked about local anti-radicalization programs for the Somalis: “We have about $2 1/2 million in the pipeline for Big Brothers, mentoring programs, jobs programs. The expression here is the best way to fight radicalism is to give a young man a job and have him build a life.”
That’s a lot of money to try to housebreak one of the world’s most backward, violent groups. What about American kids? Couldn’t the millions of dollars be more usefully spent on scholarships and such for them?
One interesting witness was the St. Paul Chief of Police, Thomas Smith. His testimony was enthusiastic about the wonders of police “outreach” to Somali youth. (Congressional Record pg. 304.) He made the St. Paul police sound more like social workers than crime-fighting cops. Smith described an array of fun athletic programs: “Our Police Athletic League has over 300 Somali American youth participants who compete in soccer, flag football, softball and volleyball games that are organized, coached and refereed by Saint Paul Police Officers.” Kumbaya is alive and well in Minnesota!
Of course, top quality outreach like St. Paul’s does not come cheap. Chief Smith praised the success of AIMCOP (African Immigrant Muslim Community Outreach Program). AIMCOP is a two-year program funded by a Bureau of Justice Assistance grant at a cost of $670,679 to the taxpayers.
So four years ago the local spending for trying to restrain Somali youth was a little under $921,000; now it is considerably higher with no assurance of success and more indication of failure. Worse, the Somalis keep coming at a rate of 800 per month, despite the group’s distinct inability to adjust as immigrants.
The Minnesota reporter sounds a lot more upbeat about assimilating Somalis than the facts warrant.
STEVE DOOCY: According to a shocking new report, 58 Americans have attempted to join ISIS in Syria since 2011. Fifty-eight! Of those, 15 are from the state of Minnesota, more than any other state. With more and more joining the jihad, what is being done to stop them from making it to the battlefield? Joining us right now a Minnesota reporter who’s been on this story for years, KMSP TV’s Tom Lyden. Tom, why is it so many people in Minnesota wind up going jihad?
TOM LYDEN: You know the groundwork for this was really set back in 2007. We have a very large Somali community here, about a hundred thousand people and a very small part of that community was radicalized back in 2007, and we had 24 people leave Minnesota to go fight for the terror group al-Shabaab in Somalia. So that groundwork was already there, and really it was in 2014 we just saw kind of a pivot towards ISIS, and what this new House report brings up, which is why we’re talking about this, is the role of social media. That’s really what’s changed here from 2007 with their young man to 2014. Continue reading this article
Senator Sessions issued a press release on Monday along with a related chart showing the extreme effect of unrestrained immigration.
The tiny boxed type in the graphic below reads: “A new report from Pew Research projects that, absent new immigration, the U.S. population will grow another 14 million between now and 2065. This 14 million is the net difference between births and deaths. The Pew Research Center further projects that the federal government, exclusively through immigration policy, will add 103 million future residents to the U.S. population (new immigrants and their descendants).”
SESSIONS: “I love America. I believe I’m an elected official. And who puts me in office? […] The people who should benefit from my actions are the American people. That’s who should be first. Some people seem to think they represent groups, they seem to think we represent the whole world, they think we represent business groups, and activist groups and La Raza or the Chamber of Commerce, and we’re losing sight of who we represent. And it’s absolutely clear that too large a flow of [foreign] workers, particularly lower skilled workers, hammer American workers, damage their ability to get a pay raise or even get a job. That’s not disputable. That matter has been settled. And someone needs to be worried about those people… I think that’s been lost sight of in your nation’s capital.”
Clearly the immigration system has grown into a system for destroying the American nation by demographic warfare, which works very well for Democrats who could never convince traditional citizens to give up their traditional values for socialism lite. And too many Republicans have gone along for the short-term financial gain.
Senator Sessions recommends that the extreme level of legal immigration should be decreased for the good of the people. Actually, given the rapidly automating workplace, the appropriate number of immigrants is ZERO.
Background from the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest:
October 3rd marked the 50th anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act. According to Pew Research, in the five decades since the Act’s adoption, 59 million immigrants have entered the United States. Pew further estimates that, including the descendants of those new arrivals, immigration policy added 72 million people to the population of the United States. In 1970, fewer than 1 in 21 Americans were foreign-born; today, nearly 1 in 7 are foreign-born. The United States has taken in four times more worldwide immigrants than any other nation on Earth. Over the next five decades, Pew projects that new immigration, including the descendants of those new immigrants, will add 103 million to the current U.S. population. The net addition of 103 million new persons is exclusively the result of new immigration of persons not currently in the U.S. The 103 million figure does not include any immigrants currently in the U.S. or their future children. (As a side note: Pew data shows that new foreign-born arrivals will not lower today’s median U.S. age of 38; Pew estimates the median age of the foreign-born in 2065 will approach 53.) Continue reading this article
The CBS premier news magazine show included an entirely laudatory segment about self-driving cars on Sunday. That was disappointing, since the show had a very good piece about automation in 2013, “Are Robots Hurting Job Growth?”:
Andrew McAfee: Our economy is bigger than it was before the start of the Great Recession. Corporate profits are back. Business investment in hardware and software is back higher than it’s ever been. What’s not back is the jobs.
Steve Kroft: And you think technology and increased automation is a factor in that?
Erik Brynjolfsson: Absolutely.
But the self-driving car item was a gee-whiz puff piece about the new technology, which admittedly is pretty amazing. Sixty Minutes focused completely on the citizen driver tired of worsening commutes, with no mention of the eventual job loss for millions of professional drivers, from cabbies to long-haul truckers. There are an estimated 3.5 million truck drivers in the US, plus numerous businesses have sprung up along the highways to service the human truckers. The downside of vehicle automation is rather significant.
Self-driving cars are already on the road in test drives with watchful researchers in them. How soon will the computerized cars become part of our lives?
The following is a script from “Hands Off the Wheel” which aired on October 4, 2015. Bill Whitaker is the correspondent. Marc Lieberman, producer.
Car accidents cost us much more than time and money. They also take a staggering number of lives. Every year on American roads, nearly 33,000 people die, almost all because of driver error. That’s the equivalent of a 747 full of passengers crashing once a week for a year. Self-driving cars could save more than two-thirds of those lives. That’s what the nation’s top auto regulator told us.
It’s no wonder the biggest names in the auto industry and high-tech are racing to develop driverless cars powered by a form of artificial intelligence. Six years ago, Google rolled out a prototype that jumpstarted the competition. Today, Apple and Uber are experimenting too. We wanted to see how far the technology has come. So we hit the road in Silicon Valley, the new Detroit for self-driving cars. Continue reading this article
Japan is hosting the 2020 Olympics and envisions the event as a goal for having a robot taxi system set up and working.
Back in the USA, the Bureau of Labor Statistics put the number of cab drivers in this country at 233,000 in 2012. Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, thinks we humans are too dangerous behind the wheel, and that smart machines can do a better job of driving to improve safety on the roadways.
In a June SEC filing, Brin stated, “The increasing power of computation extends well beyond the internet. One example close to my heart is our self-driving car project. The goal is to make cars capable of driving themselves entirely without human intervention. We hope to make roadways far safer and transportation far more affordable and accessible to those who can’t drive.”
Tech elites think that smart machines make everything better.
Japan will allow tests of self-driving taxis on public roads with passengers from next year as the country readies itself to showcase the technology by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The government will work with the Japanese social media and gaming company DeNA Co. to test self-driving cabs in the city of Fujisawa, near Tokyo, according to a government statement released Thursday. Japan will recruit about 50 local residents to take rides, the government said.
Japan’s aim to use the summer Olympics to display cutting-edge technologies is attracting local technology companies to join the race with carmakers, Uber Technologies Inc. and Google Inc. to develop autonomous vehicles. Such cars still face legal hurdles as the country’s Road Traffic Act requires occupants in drivers’ seats. Continue reading this article
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