Obama Plans on Big Refugee Increase after He Leaves the White House

Barack Hussein Obama is bent on leaving America a far more diverse and dangerous place than he found it. The southern border is wide open to future Democrats from Central America, where the number of illegal entrants is on course to set a record for this fiscal year.

Obama’s pretend do-gooder program of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees curiously ended up being almost entirely Muslim. In fact, his 10,000 goal was reached weeks ago, ahead of the October 1 deadline by an unprecedented “surge” in processing from two years to three months. CNS reported on September 12, 15% Over Target: 11,491 Syrian Refugees Admitted Already; 0.46% Are Christians.

There are millions of spare Syrians looking for a handout or jihad or some crime opportunities.

FBI Director James Comey testified to Congress last fall that the Syrians could not be screened because the US government has “no record of them.”

So the Syrians are a dangerous import, and now Obama wants lots more as one of his parting gifts to Americans.

PETER DOOCY: The 110,000 refugees are from all around the world including many who have fled war torn countries in the Middle East, and this is consistent with what Secretary Kerry said he wanted, which was to try for a hundred thousand and more if possible. So today’s announcement means 57 percent more refugees are going to come here next year than came here last year the White House told us this morning they just do not think this country has been doing enough to help the world’s most vulnerable people.

MARTHA McCALLUM: So what are lawmakers saying about this plan?

DOOCY: There’s some concern. There’s going to be a Homeland Security Committee hearing this morning with officials from DHS, TSA, Border Patrol and remember this summer that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson did say that western countries like the US needs to be especially worried about westerners who go overseas and join ISIS and then try to return home with some kind of maybe fake passport or real passport once the ISIS territory wherever they’ve been fighting has been shrunken or reclaimed by another military.

Funny how few in Washington give a thought to how these unfriendly foreigners will affect the American communities where the Muslims will be dumped. No wonder Donald Trump’s Americans first message has caught on.

Obama administration demands 30 percent boost in refugees, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, September 13, 2016

President Obama wants the U.S. to take 30 percent more refugees next year, top administration officials told Congress on Tuesday, calling for Americans to do more on the world stage at a time when many voters are already balking at the current pace.

The announcement seems designed to boost Mr. Obama’s hand for next week, when he is scheduled to host a summit on the sideline of the U.N. General Assembly, pressing international leaders for action on a global refugee crisis.

At home, however, his refugee target is likely to renew controversy over the ability of the U.S. to absorb newcomers, particularly from countries where vetting is not easy and where terrorist networks have said they want to insert operatives into the refugee stream.

“The common-sense concerns of the American people are simply ignored as the administration expands its reckless and extreme policies,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican and chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on immigration.

Secretary of State John F. Kerry delivered the news to congressional leaders, along with Homeland Security and Health and Human Services officials — part of the official consultation process that must take place before the target can go into effect.

The administration’s target for fiscal year 2017 is 110,000 refugees, up from the 85,000 goal in 2016 and 70,000 in 2015. Just a few weeks ago, the State Department was hinting at a target of 100,000 refugees next year, and it’s not clear why the additional 10,000 were added. Continue reading this article

Advances in Agricultural Robots Make Immigrant Farm Labor Obsolete

Robot technology is getting smarter, smaller and cheaper. While this evolution is a growing threat to American jobs in general, the applications for agriculture make immigration truly outdated in that employment category, which is a good thing for this nation.

We know the argument: without largely illegal immigrant workers to pick the crops, food would rot in the fields, so deportations should stop. But even though that prediction never materializes, nevertheless we are told our food supply depends on open borders and welcoming lots of Mexican pickers.

But that dependence does not exist — if it ever did. When a robot weeding machine (Little Oz) can be rented for $300 per month as noted in the article below, that technology definitely makes foreign farm workers an unattractive financial choice for farmers.

Earlier farming robots like the harvester shown below were large and expensive.

Today’s farmbots can be compact and less expensive, putting them within the reach of the small farmer.

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As noted in a July New York Times article, the focus of Silicon Valley has moved from social media to smart machines: “The new era centers on artificial intelligence and robots.” Those innovations will have broad applications from industry to the internet of things. Silicon Valley may not be a farmbot center per se, but the technologies created there are being developed elsewhere in different forms.

Given the rapid expansion of agricultural technology, Congress should be considering a winding down of the H-2A ag visas, as well as of immigration in general. When experts forecast that nearly half of American jobs will be taken by robots and software by 2033 as two Oxford University researchers did, then it’s time to get realistic about the world’s automated future.

For starters, Automation makes immigration obsolete.

Washington needs to wake up and smell the software.

How robots will revolutionize farming, Christian Science Monitor, September 12, 2016

Earlier this summer, I took a dive into the world of small farm machines that will soon be crawling farm fields near you. In the sort of thoughtful, enthusiastic reaction that makes any storyteller smile, I was inundated with tips from robot builders, imaginers, investors and watchers from around the world.

Most important, I now know that the global farm robot space is bigger, more intelligent and closer-to-commercialization that I realized. We are perhaps a few short years from a day when you will drive past a farm or walk past a community garden and see a robot working the ground. Continue reading this article

9/11 plus 15 Years: Are We Safer?

On Saturday, the Value Voters Summit included a panel of three expert on jihad: Sebastian Gorka, Philip Haney (author of See Something, Say Nothing) and Zuhdi Jasser.

Security expert Gorka is not shy about assessing the danger we face from our Islamic enemies. In fact, he remarked on the Hannity show last week, “The presidency of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was a godsend to ISIS, literally.”

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It hasn’t helped that Washington has allowed considerable Muslim immigration into this nation during a time of jihad, specifically the worldwide war of Islam against infidels. Not every Muslim is engaged in that war, but the koran urges all followers to fight the nonbelievers to establish Islamic rule. Our arrogant political leaders apparently think that immigration to America is a right even for historic enemies.

As a result, more than two million immigrants and refugees from majority Muslim nations have been admitted to the U.S. since the 9/11 attacks. More recently, the Obama administration has rubber-stamped 10,000 Syrian refugees for admittance, whom FBI Director Comey testified could not be screened because the government has no access to needed records.

Is Washington deranged? Sane leaders don’t welcome likely enemies inside the gates. As Gorka mentions, the authorities have arrested or killed 110 ISIS jihadists in America in the last two years. Why does the government continue to believe Islam is not the problem?

SEBASTIAN GORKA: Let me start by saying that we need to remember that this Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the longest war the Republic has been engaged in since 1776, and the question I’d like you to ask yourselves is very simply the following: Do you feel today — yourself, your families, your friends — do you feel safer today than you did on September the 10th, 2001?

AUDIENCE: No!

GORKA: Good, and why is that? You know in your gut, you sense that we are more in danger, more imperiled today than we have ever been, but let’s look at the facts behind your common sense intuition and let me just give you some of the data points that will allow you to understand what it is that really makes us more endangered today. Number one, ISIS is the most powerful modern jihadi organization the world has ever seen. Let me give you the facts from inside President Obama’s own administration.

Two weeks ago he went to the Pentagon for a special meeting on ISIS. At that meeting, the National Counterterrorism Center, which is part of the Director of National Intelligence’s complex, gave him a briefing on ISIS. That map, which was reported in the mainstream media, said that ISIS now has fully operational affiliates in 18 nations around the world. Two years ago that number was seven: in 24 months they’ve more than doubled their global expanse. Not only that, it controls territory in different regions of the world. We focus on Iraq, we focus on Syria, but ISIS has control of territory in Nigeria, Boko Haram territory. There are Taliban leaders in Afghanistan that have sworn allegiance to ISIS, but that sounds very far away. The Middle East, Central Asia — let’s bring it all back home. My wife and I Catherine Gorka published a report one week before San Bernardino on what ISIS is doing in America. You’ll hear much more from Phil (Haney) and others, but let me just give you again the key data points.

Since ISIS declared the caliphate on June 29, 2014, so just over two years ago, here in America we have killed or arrested 110 terrorists linked to ISIS. Not 10 not 50, but 110. One of the most recent being the arrest two weeks ago in Roanoke, Virginia, of an ISIS terrorist. If you look at those arrests and break them down into what they were doing, it gets even more disturbing.

Half of the people we have intercepted are what if the Federal Bureau of Investigation calls travelers, they are US subjects who want to leave America to become jihadis in Iraq or Syria. Twenty percent of them are middle management: they’re recruiters, talent spotters, people buying the tickets for the jihadis to fly to the Middle East. But that leaves more than a third — 38 percent of everybody we have intercepted has sworn allegiance to the new caliph, the new emperor of Islam, and decided that the best way to serve ISIS is to kill infidels here in America. They don’t need to go anywhere; they can go and buy a rifle, 2000 rounds of ammunition, go to the range, practice and then go to a nightclub in Orlando and slaughter 49 Americans. Continue reading this article

California: Jerry Brown Signs Extremist Climate Change Bill

On Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will force reductions of carbon emissions in the name of global warming prevention. The legislation requires a massive 40 percent cut of CO2 emissions from 1990 levels by 2030.

Few reports mention that in 1990 the state population was around 30 million, while today it is estimated to be 39 million. The Census Bureau may be hesitant to declare the scary 40 million number, an increase driven by immigration. Maybe the head-counters will go there after the election.

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Plus, it should be mentioned that the self-appointed super-environmentalist Jerry Brown thinks open borders are a swell idea. In fact, he once welcomed ALL of Mexico to move here, an invitation he made astoundingly during a historic drought when there wasn’t enough water for California’s current residents, much less an additional hundred million or so.

And Third Worlders searching for a better life aren’t looking for better recycling opportunities; they come to get lots more stuff, like a bigger fancier car. Any true environmentalist understands that mass immigration to America of whatever legality is a big drain on scarce resources like water, and it increases worldwide pollution. That was essentially the argument of the Sierra Club reformers a decade ago who wanted the organization to return to its earlier stance of immigration restriction, but it turned out that the club was bought out for $100 million in donations with open-borders strings attached.

Meanwhile the manufacturing powerhouse of Red China remains the world’s top gross CO2 emitter by far. America’s outsourcing of industry has increased global pollution, because China finds it cheaper to manufacture without such regulation. Beijing has recently been promising some environmental clean-up of its factories, but talk is cheap.

Below a China steel factory in 2014 with attendant air you can see, because of its CO2 then being more than 45 percent above the global average.

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So Jerry’s plan is lots more regulation, taxation and social control for California residents. Driving is about to become even more expensive, because Jerry wants to reduce petroleum use in cars and trucks by 50 percent. Even more businesses will be driven out by the unfriendly atmosphere of costs and regulation with accompanying job loss. California has been voted the worst state for business 12 years running, and it is now about to get worse.

La Times at least had the honesty to mention California population growth and how it makes the emission goals more difficult.

Gov. Brown signs sweeping legislation to combat climate change, Los Angeles Times, September 8, 2016

California will become a petri dish for international efforts to slow global warming under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, forcing one of the world’s largest economies to squeeze into a dramatically smaller carbon footprint.

“What we’re doing here is farsighted, as well as far-reaching,” Brown said at a signing ceremony at Vista Hermosa Natural Park in downtown Los Angeles. “California is doing something that no other state has done.”

The legislation, SB 32, requires the state to slash greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, a much more ambitious target than the previous goal of hitting 1990 levels by 2020.

Cutting emissions will affect nearly all aspects of life in the state — where people live, how they get to work, how their food is produced and where their electricity comes from.

“We’re going to have to make the change about three times as fast as we’ve done so far,” said James Sweeney, director of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center at Stanford University.

The state has already been ramping up solar power generation, handing out subsidies for drivers to buy electric cars and prodding developers to create denser communities connected to mass transit.

But research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that current policies may get the state only about halfway to the 2030 goal. Right now the state is inching closer to 1990 emissions levels, a target set a decade ago by an earlier law.

That means Californians can expect to feel more of what Brown has called the “coercive power of government.” Businesses will likely face more restrictive rules, and taxpayer and ratepayer money will be needed to subsidize cleaner technologies.

“You name it, we’re going to need it,” said Snuller Price, senior partner at E3, an energy efficiency consulting firm that has worked with state regulators.

Reaching the goal set by SB 32 could be a difficult task in a growing state. California has 38 million people now, with a gross domestic product of almost $2.5 trillion, making it the sixth-largest economy in the world.

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By 2030, estimates from the Public Policy Institute of California and the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy show, the state could have 44 million people and an economy of nearly $3.5 trillion, but carbon emissions would need to be dramatically reduced. Continue reading this article

Visa Loophole Remains in Place 15 Years after 9/11

How seriously does Washington take national security as we near the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 jihad attacks against America?

Not so much, it would appear, given that there is still no way for the government to track when or if visitors leave on their temporary visas, which was an important recommendation from the 9/11 Commission, as well as later analysis regarding the immigration enforcement aspect. If a foreigner arrives on a plane or ship, it’s essentially an open borders situation.

It’s odd the Capitol Hill denizens are so unconcerned, since they remain a major target of America’s enemies.

Visa security loophole exploited by 9/11 attackers still open 15 years later, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, September 8, 2016

airportvisaloophole-wtAt least five of the Sept. 11 hijackers exploited a glaring hole in visa security to stay in the U.S. beyond their time — allowing them to board the planes and conduct their murderous attack. Fifteen years later, and despite a clear consensus on the need for improvement, that gaping hole remains.

“In too many cases that’s still happening — they come in legally, but we don’t know if they’ve left, and if they haven’t left, we don’t know where they are,” said Tom Kean, former governor of New Jersey and chairman of the 9/11 Commission that looked into the 2001 attack and crafted a long list of changes to put homeland security on firmer footing.

“That is probably the most important unfulfilled recommendation,” Mr. Kean told reporters this week ahead of the commemoration of the attack that ushered in the current war-on-terrorism era.

It’s also a key part of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s immigration plan going forward.

“For years Congress has required biometric entry-exit visa tracking systems, but it has never been completed. The politicians are all talk, no action — never happens,” he last week in laying out his plans. “Hillary Clinton, all talk. Unfortunately, when there is action, it’s always the wrong decision. You ever notice? In my administration we will ensure that this system is in place. And, I will tell you, it will be on land, it will be on sea, it will be in air. We will have a proper tracking system.” Continue reading this article

Fresno Gunman Was a Violent Convicted Felon Laos Would Not Receive in Deportation

laotianthongvangSaturday’s Fresno jailhouse shooting of two unarmed deputies by Laotian Thong Vang (pictured) has shined a light once again (!) on reprobate countries that refuse to accept their deported illegal alien criminals. Tools exist to help the State Department to convince recalcitrant nations to take back their bums, including the ability to block foreign aid or deny visas, but State doesn’t want to ruffle any foreign feathers. Public safety for Americans is not a priority for the executive branch of the federal government.

The recent crime in Fresno went down like this (from Breitbart):

Just after 8:30 am on Saturday morning, [Laotian Thong] Vang was seen trying to cut the visitor’s line in the lobby of the Fresno County jail and began acting agitated, showing “bizarre behavior” and pacing in the vicinity of a secure area when experienced officer Davila confronted him. The AP reported that the facility is guarded by unarmed officers and that visitors must pass through metal detectors to get to secure areas.

Sheriff Mims stated that Davila confronted Vang. Vang then pulled a gun from his clothing and began shooting. Scanlan then also responded to the scene and was shot. An estimated 15 adult and child bystanders fled, according to the AP.

Here’s a local report from KCRA:

What’s been little reported is Vang’s original crime in 1998 that put him jail for only 16 years: as part of the Mongolian Boys gang, he and more than a dozen of his Hmong gangster pals kidnapped, forcibly confined and gang-raped three young girls, aged 12 to 14.

It was such a shocking crime at the time that even the New York Times reported about it, although with its usual camouflage about diversity. The first mention occurred in paragraph #13, but the Times had to immediately balance the word “Mongolian” with a balancing note about a white gang that wasn’t accused of any time.

Gang Rape of Three Girls Leaves Fresno Shaken, and Questioning, New York Times, May 1, 1998

. . . Woven into Fresno’s subculture are gangs, and the police report on the attack linked some suspects with one called the Mongolian Boys Society. There are a multitude of ethnic gangs here, including a white supremacist gang called the Peckerwoods. Experts on gangs say that the reasons for the high gang activity include Fresno County’s 16.6-percent unemployment rate, largely attributable to a lack of manufacturing jobs and the seasonal nature of the region’s No. 1 industry, agriculture.

In fact, Ann Coulter used the Times’ diversity-defending report as a central part of her media analysis in Adios, America! in a chapter titled, “SPOT THE IMMIGRANT! Case No. 1, Fresno, California.” You can read that chapter in the Google Books file of the book.

Back to the main topic here (non-acceptance of deportees), the upshot about the perp Vang is that he was a very dangerous man who was sentenced to only 19 years in prison and served 16 for crimes of kidnapping and gang-rape of minor girls, and yet the feds apparently did not try hard to get him out of this country. Instead, because of the 2001 Supreme Court decision Zadvydas v. Davis, the government is prevented from detaining an illegal alien beyond his sentence length (with six months wiggle room) if his birth-nation will not take him back. However the United States has legal means to turn the screws on these irresponsible countries, but the Democrat executive branch won’t use them.

There are other cases of deportation rejects going on to commit preventable heinous crimes, for example:

● Illegal Alien Bangladeshi Is Sentenced for Murdering Hillsdale NY Grandmother

● Accused San Francisco Mass Murderer Was Not Deported to Vietnam

Below, Vietnamese man Binh Thai Luc murdered five San Francisco residents in 2012 after avoiding deportation in 2006.

Cases like this are a reminder why Donald Trump’s theme of America First and his sympathy for crime victims of illegal aliens has struck such a strong chord among citizens.

Laos refused to take back ex-con gunman who shot Fresno sheriffs, Fox News, September 8, 2016

The convicted rapist who shot two corrections officers in Fresno, Calif., last week was an illegal immigrant who was only in the U.S. because his homeland refused to take him, federal officials confirmed Wednesday.

Thong Vang, a 37-year-old Laotian national who completed a 16-year rape sentence two years ago and was slated for deportation, instead was freed when Laotian officials did not respond to a request by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to assist in his removal.

“When Laotian officials failed to respond to that request, ICE released Mr. Vang in December, 2014 due to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Zadvydas v. Davis,” ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said. The ruling Kice cited held that immigrants under order of deportation but whom no other country will accept may not be held indefinitely, absent special circumstances. Last year, 3,735 illegal immigrant criminals from Laos were ordered deported but instead freed when the country refused to cooperate.

“This is another horrifying example of the consequences of failing to push the issue of deportations with uncooperative countries,” said Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies. “Laos has been a problem for many years, and there are more than 3,700 criminals still here as a result, but still the State Department has not lifted a finger to take action against that government. Instead, they keep issuing visas – they gave out more than 11,000 temporary visas in the last five years in Laos, despite the requirement in federal law that they impose visa sanctions on countries that won’t take back their citizens.”

Vaughan said she hopes the wounded officers will recover, and that they and Fresno County officials will ask the federal government for an explanation for why nothing has been done about this problem, and call for action before others are hurt.

By contrast, some 67,792 Mexican nationals slated for removal could not be deported and nearly 29,000 Cubans were also freed after deportation failed. Continue reading this article

Two Are Arrested in Paris for Terror Threat against Notre Dame Cathedral

Poor Paris. It was once a great Western city, home to a thousand years of architecture and culture, but now it’s a top target of enemy jihadists, allowed inside the gates by foolish immigration policies. The human carnage has been terrible, from the massacre of a dozen journalists at the Charlie Hebdo office to a night of co-ordinated mass murder across the city last November. Tourism is down and many public events have been canceled because of the terror.

Now the great cathedral Notre Dame has been threatened with a bombing.

Below, soldiers guard Notre Dame against jihadists, along with other historic or cultural icons of Paris like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, as well as schools and any place with crowds.

On Wednesday, Donald Trump stated, “you have too much migration which is destroying Europe.” It’s obvious, but no other political leader will admit it, in this country at least.

Car found packed with gas canisters near Notre Dame, CBS News, September 7, 2016

PARIS — A criminal terrorist investigation has been opened in Paris following the discovery of a car parked near Notre Dame Cathedral with seven gas canisters and pages written in Arabic inside, prosecutors said.

The Paris prosecutor’s office revealed Wednesday that a couple it described as radicalized – a 34-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman – was arrested a day earlier and transferred to Paris to be questioned in the case.

The car found near the famous cathedral on Sunday morning had its license plates removed and hazard lights on. That evening, its owner went to the police to report that his radicalized daughter was missing but without saying his car had also disappeared, the prosecutor’s office said. Continue reading this article

Canada: Muslims Reject Music Class for the Kiddies

So many elements of western culture are verboten to Muslim sensibilities that one wonders why they come here at all. Is the opportunity to convert infidels to Islam in the act of hijrah so important to newbie immigrants? Perhaps.

Music instruction, including band rehearsal, is a welcome change from the books for many students, plus it develops a different kind of brain usage.

Not that Muslims care about such things, but plenty of research like a recent USC study has found that Children’s brains develop faster with music training.

Music instruction appears to accelerate brain development in young children, particularly in the areas of the brain responsible for processing sound, language development, speech perception and reading skills, according to initial results of a five-year study by USC neuroscientists.

But intelligence has never ranked high among Islamic values, as shown by the common practice of purposeful inbreeding — 70 percent of Pakistanis, 45 percent of Arabs and at least 30 percent of Turks are from first cousin-marriages. That behavior brings down IQs, typified by 84 in both Saudi and Iran.

The anti-social attitude of rejecting any outside influence has resulted in fortress Islam, incapable of stepping out of its backward eighth-century beliefs.

The Muslim rejection of music in western schools is not new — Islamo-parents pulled their kids out of London music classes in 2010. The last thing Islam immigrants want is for the kids to assimilate — they regard it as sinful! — rather than be a part of separatist Islamic communities residing in Europe and America.

Furthermore, why would westerners want immigrants who hate music? Every culture has music except Islam, so Muslims are oddly unnatural in this regard.

Mandatory music classes hit a bad note with some Muslim parents, The Globe and Mail, September 5, 2016

When music class begins this week at Toronto’s Donwood Park elementary school, Mohammad Nouman Dasu will send a family member to collect his three young children. They will go home for an hour rather than sing and play instruments – a mandatory part of the Ontario curriculum he believes violates his Muslim faith.

The Scarborough school and the Toronto District School Board originally had offered an accommodation – suggesting students could just clap their hands in place of playing instruments or listen to acapella versions of O Canada – but not a full exemption from the class.

After a bitter three-year fight, however, Mr. Dasu felt he had no other opton but to bring his kids home.

According to documents obtained by The Globe and Mail, some parents insist they cannot allow their children to be in the same room where musical instruments are being played. Mr. Dasu, a Koran teacher who sometimes leads prayers at Scarborough’s Jame Abu Bakr Siddique mosque, says he has led the fight on behalf of parents. He has consulted with national Islamic bodies, and requested a letter from the leader of his mosque.
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Labor Day 2016: More Automation, More Foreign Workers, Fewer Jobs for Americans

Labor Day is becoming a time of dismal reflection as automation technology continues its incursion into new places in the jobs economy. For example, self-driving taxis were rolled out for public testing in Singapore and Pittsburgh in August. A robot security guard was sighted in a San Francisco parking lot earlier in the summer. In California, the new $15 minimum wage has pushed fast food restaurants to replace counter workers with ordering kiosks.

It was reported a few days ago that Walmart is cutting hundreds of accounting and invoicing jobs, which sounds like a software upgrade or consolidation, as well as adding “cash recyler” machines for counting up the cash.

Of course, news outlets rarely report when an inexpensive robot is introduced in a small business and workers are quietly let go. The good news of outsourced jobs being returned the US is diminished by fewer workers being needed in the automated workplaces. The jobs economy faces the death of a thousand cuts.

Generac Power Systems, which shifted some of its work from abroad, can now make an alternator with one worker in the time it took four workers in China. Above, an employee at its Whitewater, Wis., plant.

Nevertheless, productivity is up. Rice University’s Professor Moshe Vardi observed, “U.S. factories are not disappearing: They simply aren’t employing human workers.” He further noted that manufacturing employment has been falling for more than 30 years, and yet U.S. manufacturing output is near its all-time high.

The pain being felt across working America is real: Pew Research reported last year that America is no longer majority middle class.

Another dreary measure: the August report of labor force participation showed 94,391,000 Americans not in the work force, unchanged from July’s 62.8 percent.

In addition, the technology revolution in the workplace follows decades of outsourcing of millions of manufacturing jobs and excessive immigration to lower wages on remaining US employment.

Meanwhile, the borders are wide open on all fronts. Central Americans flood in because Obama welcomes them by recategorizing them as “refugees” who get free stuff immediately. The president also greased the skids for dangerous, unscreenable Syrians, 10,000 of whom were speed-processed, and he promised that number is “a floor, not a ceiling” of Muslims (not persecuted Christians) being imported as refugees. Some of these new residents will want jobs and they will compete against low-skilled citizens who are hard-pressed by the current employment situation.

The automation forecasts are sobering.  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. Why are there no Congressional hearings investigating this threat to the economy?

Given the changing nature of the workplace, it makes no sense to continue immigrating foreigners who are unemployable now and less so in the future. In fact,

Automation makes immigration obsolete.

Here is another take on automation on Labor Day:

The future of automation and your job, by Wayne T. Price, Florida Today, September 3, 2016

Imagine it’s 2030, and it’s nearing time to eat dinner.

You text a grocery store where your order is taken for a pound of ground beef, a box of Hamburger Helper and maybe some lettuce and tomatoes for a salad. Possibly you want to fancy it up with a bottle of cabernet. The beef was butchered and packaged by a machine. Robots picked and processed the grapes, which where then bottled and shipped to a market by automation.

A driverless car, or possibly a drone aircraft, delivers the goods to your front door. You never see a person from the text-to-your-doorstep process.

There are maybe four or five jobs currently associated with that scene: From the grocery store clerk, to the produce person to the butcher who packaged the beef and the winery were the grapes were picked.

All those jobs could vanish in the years ahead as technology moves at lightening speed to make our lives easier. It’s hard to imagine one area, maybe motherhood excepted, where humans couldn’t be replaced by automation or at least significantly affected by technologies.

According to the latest employment stats from Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity, Brevard had 202,400 (not seasonably adjusted) jobs in July. Most of those jobs were concentrated in areas like “good producing,” which includes manufacturing and assembly; services, such as retail, and also leisure and hospitality.

“I’d say almost all jobs are in some jeopardy, including many white-collar positions that were previously sheltered from automation,” said Scott Tilley, a professor in the Department of Engineering Systems at the Florida Institute of Technology and president of the Big Data Florida user group.

“On the hardware side, robots are becoming increasingly adept at mimicking human movement,” Tilley said. “This means they can interact with people much easier than before. On the software side, artificial intelligence – coupled with big data analytics and cloud computing – are making programs and the robots that use the AI software much ‘smarter’ in the sense that they can act autonomously. These programs will only get better — and it won’t take eons for them to evolve like we did.” Continue reading this article

Prisons Provide Captive Audiences for Jihad Recruiters

Britain is beginning to understand the prisons supply easily drafted foot-soldiers for Islam: prisoners may like the message that their violent urges can be rechanneled into fighting for allah and in that case the blood-letting is noble according to the jihad code. Richard Reid, the shoe bomber, is one example of prison conversion.

Islam prison ministries are a problem in the United States also, as shown by the case of Alton Nolen, the loser convict who converted to Islam in prison and went on to behead a 54-year-old woman in the Oklahoma business that had fired him. He had been pestering co-workers to convert to Islam, and according to the Koran, Muslims are entitled to kill infidels if they refuse the invitation. That was Osama bin Laden’s excuse: he had invited America to come to allah, and when we refused, he felt authorized to murder thousands on 9/11.

Alton Nolen, below, beheaded Colleen Hufford as a result of his prison conversion to Islam.

The UK has learned that jihad recruiters need to be isolated from the general population in prisons — has the US figured that out that simple trick to prevent Islamization?

DOUG McKELWAY: Officials in England are joining counterparts in other European countries and taking radical Islamic prisoners out of the ranks of the general prison population in many facilities. It all has to do with radicalization, and it is a problem in this country as well. Correspondent Benjamin Hall explains tonight from London.

BENJAMIN HALL: Prisons in the UK have been called jihadi training camps as new government research shows the extent of Islamic radicalization. In terror attack after terror attack across Europe, one thing has been constant: many of the attackers were radicalized behind bars. They went in as petty criminals they came out as terrorists. One reformed jihadi explain why prison is such a target for radical Muslims.

ADAM DEEN: What makes a good recruit is someone that is already disenfranchised, someone who is anti-establishment, who holds holds some kind of resentment.

HALL: Easy pickings for radical Muslim preachers like Anjem Choudary, one of the most notorious hate preachers in Britain, who was recently sentenced to 10 years for supporting ISIS. Now the UK government is introducing new laws which will keep people like Choudary away from other inmates. Continue reading this article

Trump Meets with Crime Victim Mom in Philadelphia

Donald Trump continues to impress with his unwavering attention to crime victims of illegal aliens. On Friday, he met with Shalga Hightower, the mother of Iofemi, who was murdered by an illegal alien and other hispanics in a barbaric gang attack.

In 2007, four school friends were hanging out and listening to music in a schoolyard in Newark, and three were hacked by machetes and shot to death by a gang of hispanics. One of the attackers, Jose Carranza, was an illegal alien Peruvian out on bail (!) after being arrested for repeatedly raping a 5-year-old girl. Newark is a sanctuary city.

All of the four were enrolled or about to enroll at Delaware State University. All except Iofemi were musicians in their high school marching bands.

Below, Donald Trump met with Shalga Hightower on Friday.

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Trump, pushing immigration plan, meets with family of woman killed in 2007, Reuters, September 2, 2016

Donald Trump sought to sell Americans on his tough approach to immigration on Friday, meeting in Philadelphia with the family of a woman who was killed in a 2007 shooting that involved people who came to the United States illegally.

Trump this week unveiled a hardline immigration plan that emphasized deporting illegal immigrants who commit crimes. His plan was cheered by other immigration critics, but some Hispanic backers and moderate Republicans felt it lacked compassion toward millions of people in the United States illegally.

Trump often points to examples of people hurt by illegal immigrants to defend his tough positions, which include building a wall at the border with Mexico, though some studies have found immigrants are less likely to commit serious crimes.

On Friday, he met with the family of Iofemi Hightower, who was 20 years old when she and two others were killed in a schoolyard in Newark, New Jersey. Continue reading this article

Robot Security Guards May Replace Human Workers

Many news reports about robots and automation are stuck on the cool technology aspect, but the one below from la Times includes the likely disemployment effect near the end of the article.

The Knightscope company’s security guard robot is designed to prowl spaces like parking garages and suck up any loose data along with performing its safety function.

The cost of these machines is cheap — only $7 per hour rental with no extra employer payments for FICA and Social Security. The money quote: “robots could be a big cost savings to their clients — and may replace many human guards.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics listed Security Guard in May 2015 as employing 1,097,660 humans. Security guard is a job that doesn’t require much of an education to get, but it looks like it may be on the way out because of smart machines.

Technology experts say the automation threat to jobs will only worsen. The Gartner consulting firm forecast in 2014 that one-third of US jobs will be performed by robots by 2015. In 2013, an Oxford University study (“The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?”) was published that concluded nearly half of US employment is at risk of being replaced by smart machines.

With that automated future in mind, isn’t the policy of continuing to import millions of low-skilled immigrants very unwise? A more appropriate number for immigrants would be ZERO, because…

Automation makes immigration obsolete.

Robots are becoming security guards. ‘Once it gets arms … it’ll replace all of us’, Los Angeles Times, September 2, 2016

William Santana Li imagines a future where robots will keep Americans safe.

Communities, he dreams, will take security into their own hands by investing in wheeled machines that patrol streets, sidewalks and schools — instantly alerting residents via a mobile app of intruders or criminal behavior.

“What if we could crowd-source security?” said Li, co-founder and chief executive of a robotics company, Knightscope, that hopes to eventually do just that.

His question is like many posed by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs seeking to modernize, privatize and monetize services once entrusted to the government — and it’s one that has intrigued venture capitalists who have pumped $14 million into his start-up.

Already, Knightscope robots are edging into the private security industry, patrolling parking lots, a shopping center and corporate campuses in California. The company’s ambitions, though, are much bigger.

Knightscope manufactures two robots — the five-foot tall K5 and the four-foot K3. Both weigh a hefty 300 pounds (they were designed to make it hard to tip over). Customers such as the Stanford Shopping Center, Qualcomm and Uber rent them starting at about $7 an hour (Knightscope, based in Mountain View, Calif., charges more if companies want extra services, such as more than two weeks of data storage). Continue reading this article

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