Here’s a snapshot of the social turmoil unleashed in Germany by Chancellor Merkel’s opening of the nation’s borders, admitting a million Muslims. At a town meeting in Bad Schlema, a grandfather complained about the migrants’ sexual attacks of local girls. The mayor effectively told him and the rest of the concerned citizens to shut up and deal with far less public safety in their community. Fury ensues.
Similar scenes must be playing out all across Europe. It’s yet another reminder that borders are essential to civilization.
Last Thursday a worried grandfather voiced his concerns about the increasing incidents of sexual harassment of young girls on their way to school by migrants in a meeting in the German town of Bad Schlema. His own granddaughter has been victim of sexual harassment and he fears it will be much worse when girls will wear less clothing in the summer or dress for physical education. The mayor’s reply angered the over 100 citizens who were present: “It’s simple, don’t provoke them and don’t walk in these areas.”
The crowd went furious, some mocked the absurdity of not being able to walk to school in your own town, some demanded he step down immediately. Later the situation escalated and the Mayor threatened to call the police and clear the room because of incitement of hatred (sources below).
Tuesday’s Washington Times reported on its front page that Congressman John Culberson (R-TX) announced he would use his power as Chairman of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee to strip federal cash from sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with existing law.
That’s interesting. Perhaps Washington Republicans have noticed the November elections are coming up in nine months, and their performance has been less than what the voters expected. Instead of standing as a bulwark against Obama, the elected Republicans funded his liberal agenda of things like amnesty for illegals and visas for Muslim immigrants in the omnibus spending bill. They better all start looking busy if they expect voters to support them in November, even with a crucial Presidential vote on the ticket.
Congressman Culberson has the added impetus of a primary challenge from anti-illegal alien criminal campaigner Maria Espinoza, who runs the Remembrance Project.
John Culberson has been in Washington since 2001. Fourteen years in Congress is long enough. He’s been absent in the fight on key issues, like runaway spending and debt, border control and defunding Planned Parenthood.
Culberson has spent virtually his entire adult life in politics, winning election to the Texas State House while he was still a law student, then jumping directly from the Texas Legislature to Congress.
The House Republican in charge of writing the Justice Department’s budget vowed Monday that this will be the year Congress punishes sanctuary cities, insisting he’ll use his powers as chairman to make the Obama administration strip grant money from localities that refuse to cooperate with immigration agents.
Rep. John Abney Culberson, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department, warned Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch that if she doesn’t move quickly to shut down sanctuary cities, he will use existing powers to prevent her from shifting money around within the 2016 budget.
The Texas Republican said federal law already requires local governments to cooperate with immigration agents, and those that refuse are breaking the law — and don’t deserve federal funds.
“This is a complicated problem with a simple solution. State and local law enforcement agencies should not receive federal law enforcement grant money unless they are in compliance with federal law,” he said in a statement.
His vow comes after a year of tragic consequences from sanctuary cities, including the July slaying of Kathryn Steinle, a 32-year-old woman killed while walking the San Francisco waterfront with her father. Authorities have charged an illegal immigrant who’d been deported five times before, but who’d been released onto the streets by the local sheriff in compliance with his policy of refusing to cooperate with immigration agents.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which handles deportations, counts more than 300 jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with them to one extent or another.
But many of those jurisdictions continue to get federal grant money — including money in some cases to hold the very illegal immigrants that they are refusing to turn over to federal authorities. Continue reading this article
Smart machines will likely fuel social turmoil in ways we can barely imagine now. Automation has already contributed substantially to the jobless recovery here at home. In addition, the decreasing cost of the machines means they are already taking jobs from humans in the third world and will do so to an increasing degree.
The basic Baxter robot costs around $25,000, and Martin Ford reported in “Rise of the Robots” that “Delta hopes to offer a one-armed assembly robot for about $10,000” which would really open up machine use for poor countries and small companies.
The report below is based on the recent Davos meeting that focused on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, aka automation.
In the following video included with the text item, the reporter notes, “There have been some reports that maybe 40 percent of jobs are going to be destroyed by the rise of robots, of automation, digitization, which is a frightening prospect for many people,” but he doesn’t specify a time frame.
It’s likely that when Guatemalans (and others) suffer sufficiently from the “premature deindustrialisation” mentioned below, many will head north hoping to get lucky in stupid-generous America. Why wouldn’t they?
Automation threatens 85% of jobs in Ethiopia and many more across emerging markets, study says
Automation and the march of the robots will prove most disruptive to the world’s poorest nations, with 85 per cent of all jobs in Ethiopia in danger of being lost, according to new analysis.
Nepal, Cambodia, China, Bangladesh and Guatemala are among the other countries most at risk from “premature deindustrialisation”, according to research by Citi, the US bank, and the Oxford Martin School, a research and policy unit of the UK university.
“There is a really strong [negative] relationship between countries’ level of income and their susceptibility to automation,” says Carl Benedikt Frey, co-director of the Oxford Martin programme on technology and employment.
The findings come a week after the World Economic Forum said more than 5m jobs will be lost globally by 2020 as a result of advances in artificial intelligence, robotics and other technological change. (The scale of this growth, in robotics at least, is indicated in the first chart).
To date, the debate on the impact of the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” has focused on the developed world. Analysis by the Martin School in 2013 concluded that 47 per cent of US jobs were at risk of automation over the coming two decades.
Throughout the industrialized world, automation is making rapid inroads into the workplace and has displaced millions of humans from jobs in the Great Recession. The process operates similarly everywhere — a business owner finds a machine or software that can perform a task more cheaply than a human, and the worker gets a pink slip before breakfast. That’s how it goes, from Los Angeles to Beijing and Tel Aviv.
Speaking of Israel, a recent article revealed a political awareness there of the automation workplace revolution that is sadly lacking in Washington. Member of the Knesset Aliza Lavie says she has made technological unemployment her top issue because, as she observed, “the world is about to change.” Lavie has organized a day in the legislature devoted to considering the future of jobs on Feb. 2 and what can be done to prepare for the coming employment challenges.
Meanwhile in Washington, it’s crickets. The hard-fought Presidential candidates of both parties mentioned the automation threat to employment only once in all their debates — and amnesty hack Marco Rubio deflected the question. Are they totally clueless about the existence of the problem or do they merely have no idea what can be done?
You would think that the forecasts that nearly half of US jobs are at risk from smart machines by 2033 (Oxford University researchers) or one-third of jobs will be automated by 2025 (Gartner consulting) would elicit some attention by the bright lights in government. But the clear warnings from experts haven’t gotten any reaction from political leaders in America.
It will be interesting to see what Israel develops as a coping strategy. Retraining will likely be part of it, although Rise of the Robots author Martin Ford warns that as machines become smarter and more dexterous, they will do jobs we now might think beyond automation.
Computers will replace 41% of Israel’s workers within 20 years, Taub Center report says. What is the government doing to prepare?
Let’s say you’re a young person without much family money and you aspire to a middle-class existence. Here are some of the career choices you should avoid: accountant, bus driver, architect, real-estate agent and bank manager.
You heard right. Close to half of all jobs that exist today in the developed world will be performed by computers and robots in the next two decades, according to a watershed 2013 paper by Oxford University economists Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne. Now, the Taub Center for Social Policy Research in Jerusalem has applied Frey and Osborne’s methodology to the Israeli job market.
It is small comfort to learn that in Israel only 41 percent (as opposed to 47% in the United States and 54% in Europe) of jobs are at high risk of disappearing in the next decade or two, according to Shavit Madhala-Brik, who authored the paper.
Still, Yesh Atid MK Aliza Lavie agrees that 41% is a shocking number and worries the Israeli government isn’t doing enough to prepare for the coming waves of unemployment. For the past year, she has made this her number-one issue in the Knesset.
“We’re not addressing this and we don’t understand that the world is about to change,” Lavie said.“The Knesset and government are aware of the issue but I don’t see anything being implemented yet. I hope Avi Simhon [Netanyahu’s newly appointed senior economic advisor] will take an interest.
To that end, Lavie has organized a Knesset day devoted to employment of the future on February 2. The Education Committee will discuss how to adapt school and university curricula, another committee will discuss turning the Galilee into an economic engine, while others discuss how to prepare Haredim and Arabs, who are projected to constitute a majority of working age Israelis by 2050, for this new job market.
The reason why jobs are disappearing is due to advances in what is known as artificial intelligence. Just as a computer can beat the best human at chess, algorithms can now drive cars, do your taxes and even diagnose cancer more successfully and with fewer errors than humans. Even though Internet theorist Jaron Lanier has argued in the past that artificial intelligence is in fact a misnomer and even a form of accounting theft from the millions of humans whose data is aggregated, this will not stop automation from destroying jobs.
“You can already see there is no need for travel agents anymore,” Lavie told The Times of Israel. “I was really surprised that soon we won’t need bus drivers. There was a time in Israel when every mother wanted her son to be a bus driver. To work for Egged was like — wow — you had a golden ticket and job security.” Continue reading this article
The most satisfying moment in Thursday’s GOP debate was the part of the immigration discussion where clips of Marco Rubio showed his initial campaign for Senate with promises that he would oppose amnesty. That pledge lasted a Miami minute when he arrived in Washington and joined up with the worst open-borders hacks around to produce a massive amnesty bill in secret.
It was terrible legislation — see Senator Sessions’ critical questions about the Gang of Eight bill — so it’s not surprising Rubio doesn’t want the voters to know the depths of his perfidy. It gives me a headache just to remember all this.
The Gang of Eight bill passed the Senate but was never taken up by the Republican House.
Below, Marco Rubio at the podium with other Gang of Eight Senators: (left to right) John McCain, Chuck Schumer, Rubio, Dick Durbin (hidden) and Robert Menendez. As the hispanic Republican sponsoring the bill, Rubio got a lot of attention for a freshman legislator, which was surely the idea.
Here’s the immigration section of the debate, the video and text:
[. . .] KELLY: Welcome back everyone. Live, in Des Moines, Iowa. Now, we move onto the topic of immigration. Senator Rubio, we’ll start with you. When you ran for Senate in 2010, you made clear that you opposed legalization and citizenship for illegal immigrants. You promised repeatedly that you would oppose it as a U.S. Senator as well. Here are just a few examples. Watch.
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RUBIO: Never support. Never have and never will support any effort to grant blanket legalization amnesty to folks who have entered, or stayed in this country illegally.
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RUBIO: First of all, earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty. It’s what they call it. And, the reality of it is this, it is unfair to the people that have legally entered this country to create an alternative for individuals who entered illegally, and knowingly did so.
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RUBIO: You cannot grant amnesty. If the American people see us granting amnesty they will never again believe in legal immigration. They will never again support it, and that’s wrong for our country, bad for our future.
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KELLY: Within two years of getting elected you were co-sponsoring legislation to create a path to citizenship, in your words, amnesty. Haven’t you already proven that you cannot be trusted on this issue?
RUBIO: No, because if you look at the quote, and it’s very specific. And, it says blanket amnesty, I do not support blanket amnesty…
KELLY: … But, you went on from there…
RUBIO: … I do not support amnesty…
KELLY: … You said more than that, Senator…
RUBIO: … No, I said I do not support blanket amnesty…
KELLY: … You said earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty. You…
With a majority of voters believing that visa overstayers are a danger to the United States, a whopping 72 percent want the administration to find and deport them, according to a new poll.
Amid concerns about the administration’s plans to let in thousands of Muslim immigrants from Syria, Americans are becoming worried about the impact they will have and the threat to security they pose. Just this month, the government reported that 500,000 visitors to the United States overstayed their visa and didn’t go home. There may be up to 5 million others in the U.S. Continue reading this article
It’s not unusual for adult illegal aliens to claim to be minors because the treatment is far more generous for moochers accepted as kiddies. As a result, many “refugee youth” centers in Europe are filled with angry Muslim men and are violent places because of the clientele. One example: social worker Alexandra Mezher, 22, was stabbed to death by a male under her care earlier this week in a Swedish youth facility.
Below, Somali asylum seeker Youssaf Khaliif Nuur appeared in court to be charged with the murder of Mezher. Nuur is six feet tall and claims to be 15.
Six-foot tall, the ‘child’ accused of murdering a Swedish aid worker appeared in court today.
Somali-born Youssaf Khaliif Nuur, charged with murdering Alexandra Mezher, 22, towered over his translator as he walked into the courtroom in Gothenburg.
She was knifed to death as she tried to break up a fight at the shelter for unaccompanied child refugees where she worked alone in charge of ten youths.
She died saving the life of another resident whom allegedly knife-wielding Khaliif Nuur was trying to kill, police sources said. Swedish prosecutors admit they do not know if Somalian Khaliif Nuur, supposedly aged 15, is his true identity.
Psychology graduate Miss Mezher had warned her mother she was caring for ‘big powerful guys’ aged up to 24 in the shelter for children aged 14 to 17. Continue reading this article
Immigrant-sending nations have a problem with Donald Trump and the possibility that pushing their unskilled persons and criminals into stupid-generous America may shrink. They are miffed that Obasma’s open borders could shut to a degree, leaving some with a decreased remittance haul of fewer billions of dollars. (The United States is the major remittance-sending country, with $56 billion strip-mined in 2014 by immigrants and illegal aliens.)
The Washington Times did a world roundabout, gathering up quotes from interested persons (mostly critical) that ranged from angry to downright insulting.
For example, Dubai entrepreneur and television celebrity Mohamed Parham al Awadhi remarked:
“Look at flourishing cities like New York or San Francisco and how communities have lived together since their foundation. Middle Eastern, Asian, African, European and Latin American immigrants and refugees are not new phenomena. They’ve been assimilating with U.S. culture and living side by side with their fellow Americans.”
Funny, I remember Muslims’ effect on New York City differently.
On September 11, 2001, 19 Muslim jihadists from abroad killed nearly 3,000 Americans using hijacked passenger plane suicide attacks on New York and Washington.
As he has surged to the top of the polls in the Republican presidential primary race, Donald Trump has targeted Muslims, Mexicans and Asians as threats to national security and the economy.
Around the world, they don’t always appreciate it.
“Trump’s comments only propagate a perception of migrants and Mexicans that I know is not true and that outrages me,” said Nancy Landa, a member of Los Otros Dreamers, a Mexican advocacy group for deportees.
To an unusual degree world leaders and foreign populations appear to be monitoring closely the ins and outs of the American primary season, and the clear focus of much of the fascination is Mr. Trump and his unexpected success to date in the GOP primary. The Donald has already been the subject of parliamentary debate in Britain on whether he should be banned from the country for his inflammatory rhetoric, and foreign leaders find themselves forced to prepare their talking points when asked about prospective relations with a Trump administration.
Pressed recently on CNN for his thoughts on Mr. Trump’s call for a temporary ban on all Muslim travel to the U.S., Jordan’s King Abdullah took the traditional diplomatic exit ramp: “You’re into an election cycle, so I don’t think it’s fair for you to ask a foreign leader to express his opinion on candidates in your country running for election.”
But the restrictions don’t hold for foreign pundits, parliamentarians and ordinary citizens observing from afar one of the more disruptive U.S. campaigns in recent memory.
Unsurprisingly, the current gathering of international heavyweights at the Davos World Economic Forum has not been kind to Mr. Trump or his agenda opposing trade deals, freer immigration and open borders.
“I’d be happier with a more welcoming integration,” Chilean Finance Minister Rodrigo Valdes told the Reuters news service recently. “It is uncontroversial to say that integration of markets, of trade is a good thing, and this rhetoric does not help that.” Continue reading this article
Note the details in this story: first, 10 officers (a substantial number) were sent to a “refugee” center to rescue a boy who had been repeatedly raped and the social workers called for help to move him — just a another law enforcement chore in Europe’s New Normal of mass Muslim illegal immigration! But 10 police were not enough, and they had to run away because the new residents have no respect for the law in Europe and its representatives.
The civil police force just isn’t up to dealing with a full-on invasion of foreign hostiles created by politicians for sketchy reasons (like cheap labor or liberal do-goodery) that cannot possibly be worth the social convulsions now and to come in Europe.
In other diverse crime news, a Swedish social worker, Alexandra Mezher, 22, was stabbed to death by a “refugee” at a center housing foreign youth. But as Walid Shoebat observes, Sweden does not do physical age checking on persons claiming to be minors, so some alien youth are actually adults.
Below, the refugee center holding 14-to-17-year-olds in western Sweden where Mezher was killed.
A police patrol of 10 officers was forced to flee a refugee center in Sweden after being surrounded by a mob of violent migrants. Law enforcement officials had arrived to relocate a 10-year-old boy after reports of his repeated rape at the facility.
One of the officers described what had happened in a police report obtained by the Vestmanlands Läns Tidning newspaper.
“Even more people appeared behind us. I was mentally prepared to fight for my life. We were 10 police officers in a narrow corridor. And I hear someone yell that there is an emergency exit,” the officer said. Continue reading this article
Last week the Senate Immigration Subcommittee held a hearing on temporary visas for vacations and such being abused when users never go home. It’s a great scheme for lawbreakers, since the administration makes no effort to deport them. Senator Sessions has published a summary of the hearing’s findings, posted below.
Isn’t an airplane ticket to Dallas less expensive than hiring a criminal coyote who might leave clients to die in the border desert? Are the stories of visa overstays not reported in Mexico to protect the incomes of people smugglers? It’s odd that millions more don’t invade this way.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, released the following summary of Subcommittee findings from last week’s hearing on the visa overstay crisis and the Administration’s open-borders policy of not deporting temporary visitors and workers who illegally remain in the country:
The overstay report issued last week – which only addressed temporary nonimmigrant visitors for business or pleasure for one fiscal year – revealed that 527,127 of these individuals overstayed their visas or periods of unauthorized stay in FY 2015. At the end of the fiscal year, 482,781 of these individuals were still in the United States, including 219 individuals from Afghanistan, 564 from Iran, 681 from Iraq, 56 from Libya, 1,435 from Pakistan, 440 from Syria, and 219 from Yemen. And the report contained similar numbers from FY 2014.
But a front-page story in the Sunday New York Times shows the bad old days of mob lynchings are still ordinary and are even increasing because of “frustration.” (Apparently frustration justifies extra-legal community executions by unhappy brown people, according to the NYTimes.)
AJALPAN, Mexico — The lynching began around 7:20 p.m., not long after the brothers had finished conducting their final interviews on tortilla consumption.
Residents confronted them, mistaking the pair for kidnappers. The police confirmed that the men were, in fact, pollsters for a marketing company and whisked them to safety. Irate residents rang the church bells in the town square anyway, summoning hundreds.
The mob then stormed the arched doorways of the government center, set fire to its library and snatched the brothers from the police. Finally, a man in a motorcycle helmet calmly walked into the center of the frenzied crowd, doused the semiconscious brothers with gasoline and lit a match.
A grisly cellphone video of the episode played for days on local news media last fall, eliciting condemnation and hand-wringing. Officials blamed the crowd and rumors that kidnappers were taking children off the streets. One local official suggested that it was the opposition party making trouble.
But the people of Ajalpan had another explanation: Tired of government corruption and indifference, the mob fashioned its own justice, part of a longstanding problem that Mexican officials say is on the rise.
The killings raise difficult questions for Mexico, highlighting an alarming development: By some accounts, there were more public lynchings this past year than at any other time in more than a quarter-century. There were at least 78 lynchings last year in Mexico, more than double the number the previous year, according to data collected by Raúl Rodríguez Guillén, a professor and an author of the book “Mexico Lynchings, 1988-2014.”
The mob actions were born of a sense of hopelessness and impotence shared by many in Mexico, where 98 percent of murders go unsolved and the state is virtually absent in some areas. By some estimates, just 12 percent of crimes are even reported in Mexico, largely because of a lack of faith that justice will ever be served.
Fewer than half the capital’s population are white British, gangsters from Somalia terrorise the suburbs and even the tramps are immigrants, reveals astonishing new book
An Afghan and I once broke into a small house in Peckham. I had met him while researching a report on immigration for the Daily Mail.
We were on a rescue mission. Inside the two-up, two-down property in South East London, every room was packed with beds, mattresses and migrants.
On the landing, grey and scarcely breathing, lay the man we had come to rescue from this awful place.
The other migrants who were there started to shout at us. Apparently, the sick man owed them and their trafficking gang money. We had to hustle him out fast.
I emerged shaken. I had glimpsed a London I did not know existed — one of Third World poverty, exploitation and criminality.
It is writer Ben Judah’s great achievement to reveal that hidden city in his new book, This Is London: Life And Death In The World City.
A young war correspondent, Judah examines his home city as the foreign metropolis it has now become
Since 2001, immigration has transformed the capital. More than half of Londoners are now not ethnically British.
As he says: ‘I was born in London, but I no longer recognise this city. I don’t know if I love the new London, or if it frightens me: a city where at least 55 per cent of people are not white British, nearly 40 per cent were born abroad and hundreds of thousands are living illegally, in the shadows.’
Who are these new Londoners? In order to find out, Judah immerses himself in the migrant world.
He spends a night with the Roma beggars who camp in the tunnels beneath Hyde Park. He stays in a doss-house in Barking, East London. He cajoles an astonishing array of migrants from across London to describe their lives.
Whether a mini cab driver who also washes dead bodies, a Romanian prostitute in a blonde wig, or a wealthy young African with bodyguards hired from his own tribe, they open up to Judah.
The quantity and authenticity of his interviews build up an irrefutable argument. Here, as opposed to what the Left is always telling us, are the real effects of immigration.
Immigration, Judah makes clear, has touched every aspect of life in London and utterly transformed it.
The English upper classes no longer inhabit the splendid townhouses in Mayfair. Suburbs such as Edmonton in the north of the city are no longer home to the aspirational, largely unionised, English working-class.
As for white, East End gangsters such as the Kray Twins, you will only find those in movies.
The same goes for the prostitutes who used to inhabit Soho. Even tramps, for goodness sake, are rarely English any more. Such is the level of liberal propaganda that we have largely remained blind to this startling transformation of our city.
Judah systematically maps these changes — the result of Labour relaxing immigration into the UK.
Left-wingers and the business establishment pat themselves on the back for creating an open city that welcomes the world. In fact, we have lost control of our borders and have no say who comes here.
This week, it emerged that Brussels is attempting to blackmail Britain by saying that if we don’t take as many as 90,000 migrants a year, we will not be able to send failed asylum seekers back to safe countries on the Continent.
Then came the story that a tribunal had ruled that a group of migrants in the Jungle camp in Calais had a ‘human right’ to join family members in Britain. It is a precedent that could have far-reaching implications.
Aside from legal rulings, the truth is that much of our immigration policy is now dictated by criminal trafficking gangs who make a fortune smuggling people into Britain — not our elected leaders and certainly not voters and taxpayers.
It is criminal gangs who decide who comes into the UK and in what numbers. They largely decide what happens to the migrants once they arrive.
In handing our immigration system over to them, we have allowed conditions of unimaginable squalor, misery and criminality reminiscent of Victorian times to take hold. Continue reading this article
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