You can’t make this stuff up: the open borders Immigrationist-in-Chief is concerned that AI and other technology may eliminate jobs and suppress wages.
In the face of such technology, a pro-American President would prudently reduce the influx of immigrant workers who add to job elimination and wage suppression for citizens, but Obama is more concerned with importing dependable Democrat voters.
Below, the President sat down with Wired editor-in-chief Scott Dadich and MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito last week to discuss the challenges of artificial intelligence in the technological future.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: “[AI] promises to create a vastly more productive and efficient economy. If properly harnessed, it can generate enormous prosperity for people, opportunity for people. It can cure diseases that we haven’t seen before. It can make us safer because it eliminates inherent human error in a lot of work. But it also has some downsides that we’re gonna have to figure out in terms of, if not eliminating jobs, requiring people to think differently about their occupations. It could increase inequality and we’ve seen that in technology generally and globalization. It can suppress wages. And so we’re going to have to develop new social constructs in order to embrace fully and optimize this new technology.”
President Obama joined a chorus of those warning of the potential downsides of artificial intelligence.
In an interview with Wired Magazine, Obama spoke of redesigning the social compact and starting a conversation around fair wages. He cited teachers as being underpaid, and called for a reexamination of what we value, and what we’ll pay for.
Obama addressed basic income, a proposal for all citizens to receive a government stipend in order to meet their costs of living. The idea has gained recent support among some futurists and economists, given concerns over how technology will eliminate jobs and impact salaries in coming years.
“Whether a universal income is the right model — is it gonna be accepted by a broad base of people? — that’s a debate that we’ll be having over the next 10 or 20 years,” Obama said.
A 2013 Oxford study concluded that 47% of U.S. jobs are at risk of being handled by machines over perhaps a decade or two. Some experts fear we’re headed toward mass unemployment.
Truck drivers, cab drivers and deliveryman are the most prominent example of those at risk. The tech and car industries are currently pouring billions into self-driving vehicle technology. Continue reading this article
“This collapse that we saw the other day really had virtually nothing to do with her having pneumonia; this is much deeper than pneumonia. . . a friend who said she’s not steady on her feet, she frequently gets dizzy at home even when she climbs stairs — this is a friend who speaks to her — she has her legs elevated when she’s at home because of her circulation problems, Huma Abedin brings her cold water soaked towels to put on her her neck and her forehead, and Bill has been beside himself, begging her to get a real checkup. . . he begged her not to go [to the 9/11 memorial]. He said I’ll go in your place and she refused to do it. And then when she came home, he was absolutely furious at her for having gone and then collapsed and did exactly what he was afraid was going to happen which would collapse and public but she’s been doing it in private. . .
Even her friends don’t know exactly what’s wrong with her, but what they do know is that she faints frequently, not just once in a while. It could be circulation, it could be neurological. They don’t know but they do know that there’s something very seriously wrong with this woman.”
“That’s one of the stunning things that comes out in this. These are emails that are her senior staff and there are so many times when you know she is supposed to meet with somebody or talk with somebody, and Hillary simply says, well tell me when to call them and what to say. A lot of decisions are made without her input and it just shows that this is a very staff-driven organization. This is not somebody who is in a sense calling the shots. She’s relying on her staff what to say, when to say it and to set her policy.”
How much power would Huma and the jihadist Brotherhood have in a Clinton White House? In a “staff-driven organization,” probably way too much.
Obama’s tilt toward Islam could morph into a cliff with Hillary, since jihadists tend to vote Democrat and she has already announced her intention to pack a million muslim immigrants into her big anti-American strategy.
How Hillary’s health problems make her unfit for the presidency
Among all the recent WikiLeaks email dumps, perhaps the most important one of all has been overlooked by the mainstream media.
In it, Neera Tanden, Hillary Clinton’s longtime political guru, warned campaign manager John Podesta not to raise the question of primary opponent Bernie Sanders’ health because it would draw unwanted attention to the hidden truth about Hillary’s health.
“Hard to think of anything more counter-productive than demanding Bernie’s medical records,” Mr. Tanden emailed Mr. Podesta, according to an email obtained by WikiLeaks from Mr. Podesta’s personal inbox.
Until the publication of my new book, “Guilty As Sin,” the truth about Hillary’s health has been her campaign’s closest guarded secret.
Her physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, has said that Hillary is fit as a fiddle, but according to my sources in the White House, that is not what President Obama and his senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, believe.
Mr. Obama and Ms. Jarrett have been so worried about Hillary’s health that they recently offered to arrange a secret medical checkup for her at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Hillary declined their offer because she feared a leak to the media would prove fatal to her presidential campaign. Instead, she has been secretly visiting the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she arrives through a private entrance out of public sight and where she can rely on her doctors not to speak to the media.
Sources close to Hillary tell me that her doctors have discovered she suffers from arrhythmia (an abnormal heart beat) and a leaking heart valve. They have recommended that she consider having valve replacement surgery, but Hillary has refused because she does not want to risk the negative political fallout from stories about such a serious operation.
In addition to the arrhythmia and leaking heart valve, Hillary suffers from chronic low blood pressure, insufficient blood flow, a tendency to form life-threatening blood clots, and troubling side effects from her medications.
Her doctors have prescribed Coumadin, a blood thinner, and a beta blocker to treat her condition. However, these medications make her drowsy and tired, lower her blood pressure, and have led to frequent bouts of light-headedness and fainting spells.
Hillary has suffered at least five fainting spells that the public is aware of, including the most recent one at the 15th anniversary memorial service of 9/11. Continue reading this article
Sunday’s report from television’s oldest news magazine show went all out to present the administration position on Syrian refugees: not to worry, little citizens, big Obama government will vet the future Democrats very thoroughly to keep out suicide bombers and headchoppers!
Below, a Syrian refugee camp. Millions of Syrians have been displaced during the civil war in their nation.
What if President Franklin Roosevelt had said during WWII that not all Nazis are stone cold killers so America should admit carefully screened Nazis as immigrants? Of course that Democrat did not endanger America by welcoming members of an enemy group: there were no Nazi visas during WWII.
Bill Whitaker reports on the Syrian refugee crisis and follows Syrian families from Jordan through the vetting process to their new homes in the U.S
Last September, President Obama announced his goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States. A year later, almost 13,000 have been admitted, and more are coming.
Donald Trump has said that tens-of-thousands of Syrians — mostly young men — are entering the U.S. and we don’t know who they are, because we have no system to vet them. He has said many times he wants to stop all Syrians from entering the country.
He’s not alone. A majority of U.S. governors have called for a halt to the refugee program too. The Syrians who are finding refuge in the U.S. now find themselves at the center of a heated debate, pitting our American tradition of altruism against our fear of terrorism.
If you didn’t visit the City of Light back when it was European, it’s apparently too late now. Open borders to the Islamic world have filled the streets with violent foreigners who are not remotely civilized: they urinate in public, litter, camp on the sidewalks, engage in riots — transforming the city a post-apocalyptic catastrophe.
A few decades ago, Paris was famed for its street bistros, like Le Dome Cafe, a popular gathering spot for intellectuals, shown below.
For a recent picture of how far Paris has sunk because of allowing masses of historic Islamic enemies to enter as immigrants, see the video report from Generation Europa (Facebook):
The great city has been culturally disemboweled and turned into a compliant flophouse for the enemies of western civilization. The French have already surrendered and the barbarians are picking over the corpse.
Don’t think America will be able to avoid the Islam poison under such a sustained barrage of enemy immigrants. We don’t have no-go zones now, but they are a predictable outcome if Hillary achieves her globalist dream.
Here’s another view of the Paris capitulation after viewing the video above:
The Paris you know or remember from adverts or brochures no longer exists. While no part of Paris looks like the romantic Cliches in Hollywood movies, some districts now resemble post-apocalyptic scenes of a dystopian thriller. This footage, taken with a hidden camera by an anonymous Frenchman in the Avenue de Flandres, 19th Arrondissement, near the Stalingrad Metro Station in Paris as well as areas in close proximity, shows the devastating effects of uncontrolled illegal mass immigration of young African males into Europe.
If it weren’t for the somewhat working infrastructure, the scene might as well have been the setting of movie shooting – or a slum in Mogadishu. The streets are littered in garbage, the sidewalks are blocked with trash, junk and mattresses, thousands of African men claim the streets as their own – they sleep and live in tents like homeless people. Continue reading this article
A few decades back, when the globalization honchos decided to pack up whole American industries and move them to cheap labor havens in Asia and Mexico, the oligarchs promised that US workers would be retrained for jobs in the new tech industry. Few at that time saw the rise of robots able to replace human workers, but now we are living it.
Thursday’s Wall Street Journal front-paged an article detailing the history of what happened in the tech/employment world, including how few employees are employed in today’s billion-dollar technology companies. It is better researched than many automation stories one sees.
Below, the dispiriting job-loss graph appeared with the Journal’s headline in the paper edition: “Tech Boom Creates Too Few Jobs.”
Unfortunately there’s no mention in the article that as a result of automation, robots and advanced software, America doesn’t need to import immigrant workers for jobs that will soon disappear. In 2013, an Oxford University study was published that concluded nearly half of US employment is at risk of being replaced by smart machines within 20 years. The Gartner tech consultants predicted in 2014 that one-third of jobs will be replaced by automation and software by 2025. The clock is ticking and the machines are getting more capable of replacing humans all the time.
The discontent driving Donald Trump’s campaign stems partly from the dashed employment promises of the late 1990s; $7-an-hour robots
The technology revolution has delivered Google searches, Facebook friends, iPhone apps, Twitter rants and shopping for almost anything on Amazon, all in the past decade and a half.
What it hasn’t delivered are many jobs. Google’s Alphabet Inc. and Facebook Inc. had at the end of last year a total of 74,505 employees, about one-third fewer than Microsoft Corp. even though their combined stock-market value is twice as big. Photo-sharing service Instagram had 13 employees when it was acquired for $1 billion by Facebook in 2012.
Hiring in the computer and chip sectors dove after companies shifted hardware production outside the U.S., and the newest tech giants needed relatively few workers. The number of technology startups fizzled. Growth in productivity and wages slowed, and income inequality rose as machines replaced routine, low- and middle-income, human-powered work.
This outcome is a far cry from what many political leaders, tech entrepreneurs and economists predicted about a generation ago. In 2000, President Bill Clinton said in his last State of the Union address: “America will lead the world toward shared peace and prosperity and the far frontiers of science and technology.” His economic team trumpeted “the ferment of rapid technological change” as one of the U.S. economy’s “principal engines” of growth.
The tech-powered disappointment is subtler than the anger caused by the crushing impact of China’s import invasion and the perceived failures of government institutions like the Federal Reserve in guiding the economy. Instead, it stems from the idea that Americans expected larger economic gains from these amazing new machines and the companies that created them, not a widening between the haves and have-nots.
“There is a growing sense of frustration that people haven’t seen the progress that their parents and grandparents did,” says Erik Brynjolfsson, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist whose work has chronicled how technology widens the income gap between rich and poor. “That frustration spills into the political arena.” Continue reading this article
Sadly, California voters must re-decide an issue that was thought settled in 1998 when 61 percent of voters rejected bilingual education via Prop 227. Now the usual suspects have conjured up a rewrite, hoping that voters have forgotten the common sense of teaching all children, regardless of ethnic tribe, to speak English in America.
So it wasn’t a case of meanie conservatives insisting on English: the immigrants actually wanted to assimilate and help build a better future for their kids.
But now bilingual is back. Too many people want to Mexicanize America by making Spanish equal to English. The New York Times remarked in an article today that “job postings across California routinely require applicants to speak Spanish” (“This city is 78 percent Latino, and the face of a new California”). That’s the way things go when a nation has open borders facing an aggressive third world.
The San Jose Mercury News had a front-pager on Wednesday, implying that the proposition is something of a yawner, with not much interest.
SAN JOSE — When Palo Alto software entrepreneur Ron Unz led a campaign to ban bilingual education 18 years ago, California erupted in an acrimonious debate that drew national attention, with proponents expressing fears about the decline of English and opponents charging racism and predicting an educational Armageddon.
But today, in a sign of the Golden State’s dramatically changing demographics and politics, the campaign to roll back the “English-only” Proposition 227 seems low-key and uncontroversial, overshadowed by a bevy of hot-button ballot initiatives and the emotionally charged presidential race.
Through Proposition 58 on the November ballot, bilingual education proponents seek to permit public schools to teach in languages other than English, without securing explicit parental permission, as is now required. Continue reading this article
László Földi, a Hungarian security analyst, appeared recently on a news show to offer his expertise about the current migration situation in Europe. He warned that “thousands of Muslim soldiers arrived here” via Chancellor Merkel’s foolish opening of Europe’s borders more than a year ago.
What Földi says about the invasion strategy makes perfect sense: the newly arriving jihad soldiers will use existing Muslim immigrant enclaves in Europe as a base of operations for hijra (immigration utilized for Islamic invasion). The unassimilated majority of Europe-residing Muslims will be a population from which more active jihadists can be recruited and trained. Even the non-chopper friends of jihad will vote for the Islamist political parties, and power can be gained gradually through demographic change (as we have seen in California).
In addition, the soldiers of Islam will be able to fight their European neighbors from the fortresses of no-go zones to expand outward.
INTERVIEWER: Our guest is the intelligence service expert László Földi. Welcome, good morning. Is there anybody in the EU or in Europe who could tell us within plus/minus 200,000: How many migrants do we have on the continent?
LÁSZLÓ FÖLDI: I think the problem is bigger than this: Can they tell, WHO ARE the one million people? So the situation is completely catastrophic from this point of view. And the reason for this — as we mentioned it many times — is the policy of open borders when innumerable masses arrived. About a year or a year and a half ago it was a taboo topic to even mention the possibility that terrorists can be mixed in with the migrants.
There was a TV show — I will not say the name — where the reporter said it is stupid for migrants to come here on dangerous trips in inflatable boats, when terrorists can just fly here comfortably. The problem is not that. They could fly here too. But the fact is, thousands of Muslim soldiers arrived here.
This is not terrorism in its classic meaning we are talking about here, but an attack, an invasion which has two purposes: In the first place, get as many as possible well-trained soldiers into Europe, and their primary task is to enlist the local Muslim population, those second- or third-generation Muslims who live in the “non-existent” no-go zones. More than 50% do not want to integrate into the host culture; they are the members of a potential future army. Continue reading this article
According to social media and the big MSM, a major element in the second Presidential debate was the body language of Donald Trump which many chatterboxes found to be intimidating toward poor little Hillary.
A man who has been caught on tape gloating about groping women — and panting like a dog after a married woman — should not be seen stalking a woman in front of millions of television viewers. Not if he wants to improve his image, anyway.
But Donald Trump, looming behind Hillary Clinton like a mob boss, only reinforced his perception as a schoolyard bully in the second presidential debate Sunday night…
Candidate Trump did not sit and stay during the debate.
Do Democrats not understand how patronizing and ultimately harmful it is to their candidate to portray her as a tiny weakling who must be protected from a dominant man?
Hillary Clinton is running to be Commander in Chief, not school board member. If elected, she will be standing toe to toe with some very dangerous foreign leaders who want to take advantage of America’s growing weakness, as engineered by Obama.
Do liberals believe that Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un and other overseas autocrats are gentlemen with perfect manners?
No, they will try to dominate Hillary in every way possible. Just a month ago, the Red Chinese snubbed President Obama by not providing a staircase for him to exit Air Force One when he arrived in Hangzhou for a G20 meeting. He was forced to leave the airplane via a basic ramp in the rear as a result of the calculated insult.
You can be sure that America’s nuclear-armed enemies will not be any nicer to a female president. A commander in chief who understands how dominance figures into leadership may be a better choice.
Movement analyst Tonya Reiman appeared on Fox Business Monday to discuss her observations. She was asked by host Maria Bartiromo, “What would be your most important takeaway in terms of body language?”
“Don’t lurk over the other candidate,” she responded. “That was unbelievable — the hovering. For a man that size, it’s almost menacing to be hanging over her that way. And the other thing about that is, the reason you have a town hall is so that one person sits while the other stands and gets all the attention. So him walking around throughout the entire time took complete posture away from her, so nobody’s really listening to her because they’re watching him lurk.”
How lame is this? Washington is in the process of importing thousands of unscreened Syrians into our cities and towns, and the US Army can’t even keep track of Afghan soldiers it brought here for training purposes. Apparently, military discipline is not what it used to be.
Below, in 2010 Afghan army officers train with US Marines and Navy personnel in Camp Pendleton in California.
Naturally, the authorities want us to accept the idea that the absconding men just scampered off to find cool lifestyles, not to murder as many Americans as possible.
Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney appeared on Fox Business and considered both possibilities, noting, “They could be radical Islamist ISIS Taliban that were specially trained to come in, and 44 of them in this country, if they’re properly trained, could be a major problem. But let’s just say they came to America, they loved it, they wanted to move in with friends, relatives, etc. It could have happened. But, we must look at both courses of action and be very quick and responsive to it. Unfortunately, I don’t think this administration, with its open borders policy, is going to do that, and that could be dangerous.”
And there are Taliban-friendly Afghan Muslims residing in the country, as host David Asman pointed out with the example of the Orlando jihadist, Omar Mateen, who murdered 50 in a gay night club last June. His immigrant father, Seddique Mateen, supports the Taliban and had his own TV show focusing on the Afghan diaspora.
Forty-four Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training have gone missing in less than two years, presumably in an effort to live and work illegally in America, Pentagon officials said.
Although the number of disappearances is relatively small — some 2,200 Afghan troops have received military training in the United States since 2007 — the incidents raise questions about security and screening procedures for the programs.
They are also potentially embarrassing for U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration, which has spent billions of dollars training Afghan troops as Washington seeks to extricate itself from the costly, 15-year-old war. The disclosure could fuel criticism by supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has accused the Obama administration of failing to properly vet immigrants from Muslim-majority countries and has pledged a much tougher stance if he wins. Continue reading this article
In points south of the Rio Grande, the moocher hordes are paying attention to candidate Trump, and they are worried that the invite to a trough of freebies from the current White House may soon be rescinded if the Republican candidate wins. So the numbers of invaders are up on the border as the clock ticks down.
MELISSA FRANCIS: New security concerns concerns along the border with Mexico. Customs agents say the illegal immigration crisis is getting worse and preventing officers from doing their jobs. Casey Stegall is live in Dallas. Casey, you know this reminds me of what we saw a couple years ago, right?
CASEY STEGALL: Yeah exactly, Melissa, and this time however, the US Border Patrol tells us the problem is actually worse, and this is a fairly unreported story, but the number of unaccompanied minors and family units apprehended so far are well on track to surpass the numbers from two years ago, and Texas is the epicenter down in the Rio Grande Valley where an estimated two-thirds of those entering the country illegally passed through. For context, more than 54,000 unaccompanied minors have already been processed since August, compared to a little more than 66,000 in all of 2014. You can see where they’re going, so why the increase?
BORDER PATROL AGENT CHRIS CABRERA: You have so many people that are coming in, and they’re being released into the country and the word’s getting back to their home country, so they’re mobilizing because they they don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but they know that today they can cross. Continue reading this article
Not every European leader is a globalist fool who embraces open borders for even historic enemies like Muslims. One of the strongest friends of the nation state and western freedom is Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
On Sunday, Hungarians voted in a referendum that asked: “Do you want the European Union to be able to mandate the obligatory resettlement of non-Hungarian citizens into Hungary even without the approval of the National Assembly?”
Good evening! Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. I would like to welcome you, everybody who is here with us in this room, and everybody else who is following the events via television. I would like to give a short summary of the results, 13 years after another referendum, also with a great majority, when the Hungarians decided to join the European Union.
Today the Hungarians made their voice heard in a European case. This is a great result, because we outshone the results of the previous referendum about joining the EU, when 3,056,000 people cast their vote with a YES. 3,204,000 so far, and we do not yet have the votes of Hungarians living outside of our borders. And I have to add, around 15 percent more participated this time than in the last election for the European Parliament. So the weapon will be strong enough for Brussels, too.
Ladies and Gentlemen, first I would like to congratulate everyone, and express my appreciation to all who felt the weight of this question and participated in this referendum. They came and contributed, so we could achieve this vote of more than three million. Among those who participated, nine out of ten voted for Hungary, for Hungary’s right to independence. Continue reading this article
The Zume Pizza company of Mountain View, California, announced recently that it has sliced labor expenses by half through its implementation of robot chefs in the kitchen.
It’s helpful when a business tells the public straightaway in dollar terms how much money it is saving by ditching human employees and replacing them with robots. Zume owners chatter about “co-bots” aka collaborative robots but clearly that’s just a ploy when the company says elsewhere that the machines are brought in to cut costs, period.
A new Silicon Valley start-up, Zume aims to grab part of the multi-billion-dollar pizza business by delivering freshly baked pies from its oven-containing trucks that finish the cooking process.
Zume also touts its robot additions to pizza production back in the kitchen, which is the direction fast food is going anyway.
The demands of workers for increased wages have speeded the introduction of automation in the business, starting with money-saving kiosks for ordering food. The ordering kiosks are merely industrial-sized tablets (table-versions have been in use for a while); meanwhile the robot industry has more complex machines in the pipeline.
Former CEO of McDonald’s Ed Rensi remarked last spring about the new restaurant technology: “I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry — it’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging French fries . . . it’s going to cause a job loss across this country like you’re not going to believe.”
Below, a Zume robot slides a pizza into an oven for baking. The company also has a robot sauce squirter and spreader.
In the video following, one of the Zume founders explained that the money saved from automating production is then put into more healthful ingredients. Right. How secure do the human bakers feel in such an environment?
The future has arrived in Mountain View, California.
Zume Pizza is replacing human chefs with robots, slashing labor costs in half, and reinvesting those savings into higher-quality ingredients to carve out a portion of the $40 billion annual U.S. pizza business.
“What we are doing is leveraging the power of this evolution of automation, these intelligent robots, to put better food on people’s tables,” said Julia Collins, the company’s co-founder and co-CEO.
Zume, which is delivery-only, employs far fewer workers than the average pizza chain, but the employees it does hire — which include sous chefs and software engineers — get full benefits, education subsidies and shares in the business. The company — which made its first hire on Sept. 8, 2015 — has never had an employee quit, which is unusual in the restaurant business, said Collins. Continue reading this article
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