Minnesota: Bosnian War Criminal to Be Deported

The idea of admitting thousands of unscreenable Syrian Muslims as “refugees” looks even more unwise when Washington has been unwilling or unable to block full-on war criminals from taking up residence in the United States. From Nazi thugs who received millions in Social Security benefits to a jihadist bomber who got a government job and a Guatemalan soldier who took part in the massacre of over a hundred villagers, America has indeed embraced diversity — of foreign criminals.

In fact, the Daily Mail reported a year ago: “Three hundred Bosnian war criminals are living in the US… as feds move to deport at least half of them”.

Why not deport every single one of them? They’re war criminals. What kind of government won’t deport war criminals?

BosnianJakisaWarCriminalRefugeeToday’s subject, Zdenko Jakisa (pictured) was accused of murder back home in Bosnia and lying about his past to enter the US.

Interestingly, Jakisa apparently committed several crimes in this country after being resettled by the helpful friend of foreign lawbreakers, Catholic Charities.

Former refugee who concealed Bosnian war-era crimes will be deported from the U.S. after living in Minnesota for 18 Years, Associated Press, February 11, 2016

A man who came to the United States as a refugee from war-torn Bosnia almost two decades ago will be deported for concealing a long criminal past in his home country, including the killing of an elderly Serbian neighbor, a federal judge said on Thursday.

Zdenko Jakisa, 47, settled in Minnesota in 1998, obtaining permanent residency four years later.

He apologized in court for withholding information when he first came to the United States, saying he felt at the time he had no choice.

‘The reason I was lying was only to save my life and my wife’s life,’ he told Judge Susan Richard Nelson. ‘I did not come here to hurt anyone, or do anything.’

Authorities said in 2014 that when he was filling out refugee and legal permanent resident applications, he didn’t disclose that he had served in the armed forces of the Croatian Defense Council in Bosnia-Herzegovina and had gone to prison. Continue reading this article

Robot Rubio Warns about Automation’s Threat to Jobs

It’s odd that the Gang of Eight amnesty senator who’s running for president is the one to bring up the smart machine danger to employment, albeit with an inaccurate regulation slant.


Robot Rubio apparently thinks that Department of Labor regulations are the cause of mass mechanization, when it’s simply the affordable cost of the machines that makes them appealing to business owners.

The basic Baxter robot costs around $25,000, doesn’t require lunch breaks and can work 24/7.

Naturally, the amnesty senator won’t connect the dots between smart machines and the obsolescence of immigration as a source to fill those mythical “jobs Americans won’t do.” Oxford University researchers predict that nearly half of US jobs are susceptible to automation within the next 20 years, so the citizens will need every remaining job in the approaching mechanized workplace.

Marco Rubio Warns Of Robot Takeover Of American Economy, Breitbart, February 11, 2016

If the Department of Labor continues to make it difficult for companies to hire American workers, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) warned, robots would take over key jobs in the economy.

During a town hall in Okatie, S.C., Rubio warned that the Department of Labor was too big, too powerful, and turned into “anti-business agency” that hurt the private sector.

Rubio made his remarks after a supporter tried to make light of the recent “robot” criticism of Rubio’s campaign message delivery.

“As far as the robot stuff, just keep in mind the Terminator was elected twice in California,” the supporter joked when he got the microphone. But the questioner quickly turned serious, asking what Rubio what he would do as president to control the Department of Labor.

“You joke about robots, let me tell you what all these rules are going to do, they’re going to accelerate pace of automation,” Rubio said, referring to the increased amount of job losses through automated machines.

“Maybe you can’t do that in a management position … but maybe you can,” he warned. “The more expensive you make people, the faster they’re going to move to a machine or outsourcing. It’s just going to happen.” Continue reading this article

Robot Bellhops Get a Cash Infusion

Some of the automation applied to the lodging industry has been gimmicky to get easy press attention, like the dinosaur robot check-in clerk in a Japanese hotel.

However, basic wheeled robots that deliver items to rooms seem about to expand with the $15 million invested in the Savioke company of Silicon Valley.

A human employee loads up the extra towels or toothbrush the customer wants, and the robot takes it to the correct room without running into any walls or people. Hotel managers have to love the technology that is available 24/7 and doesn’t require a paycheck.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics counts bellhops together with baggage porters, toting up 44,170 in May 2014. So it’s unclear how many room service jobs will be lost in the long run — likely tens of thousands in this case — but the important thing is the way technological unemployment gradually adds up to get a shrinking unemployment universe. The process has been incremental, but is speeding up now as the machines get smarter, and there’s no end in sight.

Like phone operator, bellhop has been a job that doesn’t require a lot of education. Since 70 percent of Americans do not have a four-year college degree, the loss of millions of these basic jobs has been devastating in communities already battered by outsourcing, and automation is partially responsible for the jobless recovery we are experiencing.

America certainly doesn’t need to import immigrants to be hotel workers or anything else for that matter. The alleged “jobs Americans won’t do” will be done by smart machines.

Robots deliver fun with hotel room service orders, and they don’t expect a tip, Los Angeles Times, February 7, 2016

Your hotel’s newest bellhop may be a robot.

A Santa Clara, Calif., start-up and its “autonomous robot helpers” received $15 million in new financing last month. Savioke’s goal is to put robots in hotels across the country, building on its current stable of 12, including one near Los Angeles International Airport.

“We have lots of robots that are ready to go,” Savioke co-founder Tessa Lau said.

The 100-pound, 3-foot-tall Savioke robot, dubbed Relay, is built primarily to deliver extra towels, toothpaste or other necessities to guest rooms. The hotel staff punches in a room number on the robot’s touch screen and Relay rolls into the elevator and up to the designated room.

The robot doesn’t have arms and can communicate with guests only through typed messages that appear on its display screen. It uses Wi-Fi and 3-D cameras to navigate around the hotel.

The machines are probably the most “Jetsons”-like facet of the hospitality industry’s efforts to up its automation game. Continue reading this article

Pope's Travels Include Appearance on US-Mexico Border

Pope Francis is visiting Mexico this week to check in on some of his Latin American flock, in particular to draw attention to the plight of (illegal) immigrants by holding a well publicized mass on the US border. The purpose? To guilt trip Americans, probably, for being so mean by having borders, sort of.

In 2013, Pope Francis welcomed illegal alien Africans on the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa as they made their way to Europe.

The elites of the catholic church think the poor have an intrinsic right to cross borders illegally to take other people’s jobs. “Any family in economic need has a right to immigrate, that’s our posture,” according to a Texas spokespriest.

That’s a funny sort of morality. Robbing Peter to pay Paul was not considered an ethical plus in the Presbyterian church where I grew up. More than 94 million Americans were out of the workforce as of January, the sixth month in a row for that high of a number according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But the pope thinks America needs more Mexican aliens.

Wait, wasn’t the pope poking into American domestic affairs just a few months ago? In fact, it was only last September when he got a red carpet welcome in Washington including a speaking gig before a joint session of Congress, thanks to then-Speaker John Boehner.

Now the pope is coming back, at least to the US border from the Mexican side, to push his Marxist open-borders agenda. He can’t stay away.

(Here’s a little Dan Hicks tribute with a blog-appropriate song. He died on Saturday.)

Even the pro-foreigner LA Times notices the pope visit is fraught with politics.

Pope Francis plans a symbolically freighted trip to Mexico, Los Angeles Times, February 7, 2016

Pope Francis travels to Mexico this week, saying he wants to “live the faith” of the overwhelmingly Catholic country but will not shy away from confronting issues of violence and corruption that could make his governmental hosts quite uncomfortable.

History’s first pontiff from the Americas will also stand on Mexico’s border with the United States and make an impassioned plea for the plight of immigrants. His entire pilgrimage from southern to northern Mexico is meant to represent the perilous route that migrants take to reach the U.S.

This is the Argentine pope’s fourth trip to Latin America, home to Roman Catholic communities that are the largest in the world but have faced challenges from the spread of Protestantism, loss of faith and slowed population growth because of migration, homicide and lower birth rates.

The Mexico that Francis visits, following the well-worn path of his two predecessors, is enduring a decade-old wave of brutal criminal and “narco” warfare, a spate of egregious human rights abuses, an economic slump and official corruption that has helped take President Enrique Peña Nieto’s approval rating to historic lows.

“You are living your little piece of war,” Francis said last week in a video message to Mexicans via the semiofficial Notimex news agency.

“The Mexico of violence, the Mexico of corruption, the Mexico of drug trafficking, the Mexico of cartels, is not the Mexico that our mother [the Virgin Mary] wants,” he added. “I, of course, will not cover any of that up. Continue reading this article

Why Can’t Johnny Learn? Considering Governor Kasich as Illegal Immigration Ignoramus

Do modern communications not reach Ohio, where John Kasich is the current governor? His ignorance about the past 30 years of immigration anarchy willfully ignored by the government is truly stunning and inexcusable in a serious Presidential candidate. His uninformed ramblings on national television Sunday were remarkable:

FOX NEWS HOST CHRIS WALLACE: You said comprehensive immigration reform, a path to legalization.

JOHN KASICH: Here’s the deal: finish the wall, have a guest-worker program where people can come work and go home, and then for the 11 1/2 million who are here who have not committed a crime since they’ve been here, then a path to legalization.

WALLACE: What about the argument that you have to fix the border before you even begin to discuss it?

KASICH: You get it all done, you get the border done and do the whole thing. Somebody says we gotta sequence it, I don’t have a problem with that. First we get the border, then in six months, we do this. That’s just a little detail. But we need to get it done. Look, I’ve done a hundred town hall meetings here . . . and the country wants answers.

During the February 6 GOP debate [Transcript], Kasich made a point of saying the resident illegal job thieves would not get citizenship, just “legalization” aka the work permit holy grail.

KASICH: And then for the 11.5 million that are here, if they have not committed a crime since they’ve been here, I believe they ought to pay some back taxes, pay a fine, never get on the path to citizenship, but get legalization. It is not — I couldn’t even imagine how we would even begin to think about taking a mom or a dad out of a house when they have not committed a crime since they’ve been here, leaving their children in the house. I mean, that is not, in my opinion, the kind of values that we believe in.

The promise of American jobs has attracted millions of foreign squatters to this country.

Like a number of immigration ignoramuses, Governor Kasich thinks citizenship is a big deal, but eventual voting only matters to political hacks like Luis Gutierrez who hope to ride open borders to greater power for the hispanic tribe. In the minds of the actual foreign job thieves, the ability to work legally in stupid-generous America is the whole point of their breaking in. Therefore:

Legalization, aka a work permit, is the real amnesty.

In addition, Kasich’s remark that securing the border is “just a little detail” really is stupendously dumb. The promises from Washington for border security at some future date have been a constant, meaningless meme. In 1996, Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Doris Meissner made a rare prediction of a time-definite goal, that border security would be accomplished by 2001 at the latest:

California Border Patrols Busier Than Ever / Illegal immigrants line up despite tightened controls, San Francisco Chronicle, by Louis Freedberg, January 31, 1996

Meissner said that controlling the border is going to be a long- term, step-by-step process. “We’ve always said this would be a three- to five-year effort to build up to what would be needed,” she said.

So here we are, 20 years later and meaningless promises of American national security, border category, still fill the political atmosphere. It’s insulting to citizens when Governor Kasich says he can throw together some border security and then reward millions of foreign lawbreakers with a work permit amnesty. But he’s too clueless to be embarrassed at his stupidity.

Will Machines Replace Humans to Become the New Workforce?

Aside from techies, financial people appear to be the most aware of the fundamental changes now occurring in the workplace caused by automation. People who analyze economic trends, including employment, have to look at the facts and numbers — unlike, say, politicians who are either clueless or hiding under the bed. (See my new Social Contract article, Presidential Candidates: Why Is Automation’s Job Destruction Not Being Debated?)

And, as noted in the following article, some financial analysts now have robo-advisors which utilize algorithms to generate investing advice. Furthermore, the big changes to the workplace are “coming more quickly than you think — in less than a decade.”

In many ways, the transformation is happening now, only Washington and most of the media are in snooze-mode.

McDonald’s restaurants have begun replacing counter clerks with kiosks to save money, a process that has been accelerated by employee demands for higher wages.

With such radical change coming down the highway, the least that could be done would be to end immigration, which has become an obsolete institution. America won’t need to import labor when robots and software will do major segments of the work that needs done. Oxford University researchers predicted in 2013 that nearly half of American jobs could be automated within 20 years. The Gartner technology consultants predict that one-third of US jobs will be done by a computer or robot by 2025.

America already has a homegrown underclass, angry about how their prospects for a decent life have been gutted by government policies of outsourcing and excessive immigration. There’s no reason to enlarge the Spanish-speaking one.

Will robots zap the job market? Knowledge-based automation could make machines the new workforce, by Dustin Walsh, Crains Detroit, February 7, 2016

David Sowerby, who has managed investment portfolios for more than 25 years, does not fear the robot revolution.

But should he?

The rapid innovation of automation, largely originating in manufacturing operations, is expanding into new industries, such as the financial sector, and will challenge our concept of the labor force, according to experts. And it’s coming more quickly than you think — in less than a decade.

This quarter, Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch is serving clients with online robo-advisers, which use algorithms to assess dozens of factors and generate investing advice.

Bank of America, in an extensive study published late last year, predicts advancements in robotics and automation will displace up to 25 million workers globally in the financial and legal services sectors by the end of 2025, with the potential to do the work of more than half the 230 million-person global base of knowledge-based workers in the same timeframe.

Experts are split on the ill effects of automation, but they agree that the labor force must play catch-up, and fast, to face a world where a large portion of current jobs will be done by computers.

At Bank of America, robo-advisers are a win-win for the bottom line. The firm is able to target clients with investable assets below $250,000, who generally don’t get access to its live Merrill Edge advisers, at lower cost to the client.

“Really, we’re targeting the untapped market (with robo-advisers),” said Beijia Ma, strategist on the thematic investing team at Bank of America in London and researcher on automation. “But, as that software gets better, me and my colleagues, the thundering herd of Merrill Lynch, maybe we wouldn’t be as necessary.” Continue reading this article

San Francisco Bay Area Endures Security-Strangled Super Bowl

Major sporting events are a huge magnet for jihad terror attacks, as demonstrated by the bombing of the 2013 Boston Marathon by the refugee Tsarnaev brothers that killed three and injured hundreds. It has become very expensive to continue diverse immigration policies in a time of Islamic mass murder: for example, Britain spent $2 billion on security and turned London into an armed camp to stage the 2012 Olympics safely.

Part of the multi-prong jihad attacks on Paris last November included an attempted bombing at a soccer game attended by President Hollande. Had the suicide bomber not been stopped from entering the stadium by a thorough security guard patting him down, the death toll would likely have been even higher than 130.

So authorities know that jihadists are still interested in big sports as targets for mass murdering infidels.

A noticeably increased police presence has been seen in San Francisco and Santa Clara.


For Sunday’s big game, the city of San Francisco is spending around $5 million for various security items around the temporary football amusement park and events — the actual game is being played 45 miles away in Santa Clara. But the city costs are likely dwarfed by the federal presence of dozens of agencies. The FBI opened a command center near the stadium with about 20 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. It’s nice to know that the danger is taken seriously, although we probably will never learn the total dollar cost, which would be very high and make citizens wonder about how we got here.

Nobody in the media mentions that none of this policing and expense were necessary before the government invited historic enemies inside the gates via stupid immigration policies.

Super Bowl 50: Gaggle of Security Forces Unite for Big Game, NBC News, February 4, 2016

Call it a Prevent Defense.

While players, coaches and fans of the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers didn’t know for sure until just last week that they’d be in Santa Clara, California, for Sunday’s Super Bowl, thousands of other people have known they’d be there for three years — the security personnel who’ll be blanketing not just Levi’s Stadium but also the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

For more than a decade, the Super Bowl has been classified as a Level 1 national security event — meaning it’s considered a credible target for terrorists. That’s why the National Football League says it’s hired more than 4,000 private security professionals to bolster the thousands of federal, state and local officers already swarming the area.

A Joint Special Event Threat Assessment this week from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security said there was no information to indicate a specific threat to Super Bowl 50 or its surrounding events.

But San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr told NBC News that “the events that happened in San Bernardino and in Paris” illustrate how quickly threats have been escalating “in an uncertain world.” Continue reading this article

House Immigration Hearing Observes Worsened Border Chaos

There were two trend lines noticeable in Thursday’s hearing (full video), which was titled Another Surge of Illegal Immigrants along the Southwest Border: Is This the Obama Administration’s New Normal?. On one hand, the House Republicans are trying to look busy, with the November elections breathing down their necks. For example, Chairman Trey Gowdy gave a reasonably tough opening statement, unlike his periodic backsliding into immigration enforcement squish, also shown by his endorsement of the Gang of Eight amnesty candidate for President, Marco Rubio.

The other trend that showed up in the hearing was the administration’s growing intention to insult and endanger Americans in every way possible during its final year, in this instance creating an even more chaotic, dangerous border. Welcome ISIS and other enemies!

Fox News interviewed House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte on Thursday to sort out what the subcommittee learned:

JENNA LEE: The immigration issue is a big one on the campaign trail and was also the subject of a subcommittee hearing today on Capitol Hill: lawmakers examining illegal immigration into the United States, specifically along the southwest border. More than 100,000 families making that journey since 2014 and despite a dip in January, some say the United States isn’t doing enough to get the numbers under control for good.

BRANDON JUDD (President of the National Border Patrol Council): Immigration laws today appear to be mere suggestions. There are little to no consequences for breaking the laws, and that fact is well known in other countries. If government agencies like DHS or CBP are allowed to bypass Congress by legislating through policy, we might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether.

LEE: A person who was there today joining us is House Judiciary Committee Chairman and Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte — it’s great to have you on the program . . . what do you think is the big headline that came out of the subcommittee today?

BOB GOODLATTE: I think the big headline that came out of the subcommittee should be that as we watch Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond, we need a President of the United States who is committed to enforcing our immigration laws, because this hearing made it very plain that this president is not enforcing the laws. Remember the great border surge of two summers ago? Well guess what — it never stopped. . . .

The projections for this entire fiscal year are higher than they were in 2014, and there’s a reason for that. The word has spread back to Central America and other places in the world for that matter that we’re not enforcing immigration laws, and that’s exactly what we heard from the Border Patrol agent that you just showed a clip of, and in fact he told us today — this was the real blockbuster news — that because the administration has been embarrassed by the number of people who do not return for their hearings after they’re so-called caught and then released into the interior of the country, they’ve ordered the Border Patrol agents to stop arresting them in the first place. Instead of enforcing the law they said, well stop even detaining them, then we won’t have this problem of them not coming back to the hearing because there’s hearing to begin with. Unbelievable. . .

The president of the United States needs to enforce the laws. He needs to announce very clearly here and in Central America that the laws are going to be enforced and that people should not be encouraged to make this long dangerous trip.

Sternly worded memo on official House of Representatives stationery to follow.

Obama reinstates ‘catch-and-release’ policy for illegal immigrants, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, February 4, 2016

The Obama administration has revived the maligned illegal immigrant “catch-and-release” policy of the Bush years, ordering Border Patrol agents not to even bother arresting and deporting many new illegal immigrants, the head of the agents’ labor union told Congress on Thursday.

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said Homeland Security was embarrassed by the number of illegal immigrants not showing up for their deportation hearings, but instead of cracking down on the immigrants, the department ordered agents not to arrest them in the first place — meaning they no longer need to show up in court in the first place.

Mr. Judd said the releases are part of President Obama’s “priorities” program, which says he’s only worried about illegal immigrants who came across after Jan. 1, 2014. Mr. Judd said illegal immigrants without serious criminal convictions on their record only have to claim they came before 2014 — without even needing to show proof — in order to be released without ever being arrested.

“Immigration laws today appear to be mere suggestions,” Mr. Judd testified to the House Judiciary Committee’s immigration subcommittee. “That fact is well known in other countries.”

Customs and Border Protection, which oversees the Border Patrol, did not have an immediate comment on Mr. Judd’s testimony. The White House also declined to comment, with spokesman Josh Earnest saying he hadn’t seen the testimony.

Mr. Judd and Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies, said criminal cartels are particularly astute at exploiting the Obama administration’s policies, and have specifically recruited and sent tens of thousands of children to flood the border in order to distract agents and create new chances to smuggle drugs across.

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children from Central America, and tens of thousands more families traveling together, have surged to the southwestern border in the last few years, overwhelming the administration’s ability to handle them. Continue reading this article

Sweden Is Rattled by Diverse Foreigner Violence

It’s hard not to think the Swedes are getting their just desserts with the current wave of migrant violence and chaos. It’s Sweden’s snotty arrogance that got them into this mess, calling itself a “moral superpower” because of its stupid generosity in welcoming dangerous people inside the gates.

In 2013, Sweden granted blanket asylum to any and all Syrian refugees, surely one of most foolish policy choices ever made by a government. Liberals seem not to accept the concept of Enemy, even though Muslims have been beheading infidels for 1400 years, which reveals a persistent pattern of hostile behavior.

Swedes were shocked when a six-footer Somali (pictured below) claiming to be 15 killed a social worker at a refugee children’s center.

Even the PBS Newshour noticed that open borders diversity has brought trouble to the (alleged) socialist paradise. But the network upheld its liberal cred when its reporter asked a Swedish patriot whether he was a Nazi because he expressed concern about public safety. And PBS managed not to use the word “Muslim” a single time but utilized  the phrase “right wing” four times, suggesting that citizens resisting the chaos are the problem.

Things are so bad that the “moral superpower” is considering deportation! But wait, isn’t diversity always enriching?

Sweden’s welcome to refugees disturbed by violent backlash, PBS Newshour, February 3, 2016

JUDY WOODRUFF: Sweden is struggling to accommodate 165,000 people who’ve applied for asylum there amid the refugee crisis. Now, in a reversal of its open door policy, the government says as many as half could face deportation.

A growing right-wing reaction to the migrant influx has fueled tensions.

From Stockholm, special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

MALCOLM BRABANT: Sweden fashions itself as the world’s humanitarian conscience and safe harbor for more refugees per capita than any other European nation, but it has been shaken by a series of incidents that have ruptured that image.

MAGNUS RANSTORP, Sweden National Defense College: I would say that Sweden’s social structures are under severe stress.

MALCOLM BRABANT: Magnus Ranstorp is an expert on extremism in Scandinavia.

MAGNUS RANSTORP: It’s a cocktail of various ingredients which makes society extremely polarized. And the government is having a really difficult time dealing with this.

TINA MORAD, Refugees Welcome Stockholm: As a refugee here, I would say it’s pretty hostile.

MALCOLM BRABANT: Tina Morad is a Kurdish political scientist who fled from Northern Iraq as a child, and now advocates on behalf of fellow refugees.

TINA MORAD: We have noticed a lot of activities for the past week at least where you have Nazis and racists crossing the street and demonstrating against the refugees arriving in Sweden.

MALCOLM BRABANT: These are right-wing vigilantes, including football hooligans, apparently attacking immigrants. This precinct is where young Moroccans hang out. Many have acquired a reputation as petty criminals and troublemakers.

The attack happened a few days after a murder at a young asylum seeker’s hostel in Western Sweden. A 22-year-old worker, Alexandra Mezher, originally from Lebanon, was stabbed to death, allegedly by a young Somali, after trying to intervene in a fight. The murder intensified pressure on Prime Minister Stefan Loven, whose popularity has slumped despite U-turns over his open door migration policy.

STEFAN LOVEN, Prime Minister, Sweden (through interpreter): I believe quite a few people here in Sweden now feel a great worry there will be more similar cases, as Sweden accepts so many unaccompanied minors. Many of those who come here to Sweden have had traumatic experiences, and there are no simple answers.

MALCOLM BRABANT: Fredrik Hagberg is a leading member of a far-right activist group called Nordic Youth. He admits to feeling sympathetic towards the vigilantes.

FREDRIK HAGBERG, Nordic Youth: It’s chaos in Sweden. It’s getting worse by the minute. It’s like the gates of hell is open. More and more immigrants than we can take care of is coming every day. The violence is getting more and more. Hatred against Swedes, people are getting bigger and bigger. The women and children are getting harassed every day.

The police can’t be everywhere at once. The people need to do something by themselves if something is going to change.

MALCOLM BRABANT: It sounds like you might be advocating violence?

FREDRIK HAGBERG: No, not at all, not at all. Our movement has always stood against violence, political violence, but I believe in self-defense.

MALCOLM BRABANT: And this is one of his organization’s videos.

Are you Nazis?

FREDRIK HAGBERG: No, not at all.

MALCOLM BRABANT: How can you prove that?

FREDRIK HAGBERG: It’s proved by my actions, or you just walk around. Look at our Web site. We have a program there, manifest.

MAGNUS RANSTORP: I think the greatest threat Sweden is facing is that we have an equal amount of extremism. We have a lot of right-wing extremism and, of course, left-wing extremism. There’s a sort of reciprocal radicalization going on. They are feeding and fueling each other. Continue reading this article

German Townspeople Demand Safety for Their Daughters

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.

Migrants sexually harass German School Girls – Mayor dismisses Grandfather: “Don’t provoke them”, January 31, 2016

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).

He said it’s “technically not necessary to walk near the refugee shelters, there are alternative routes.” Continue reading this article

Congressman Pledges to Remove Funding of Sanctuary Cities

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.

Her campaign website MariaForAmerica notes:

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.

Below, announced Congressional challenger Maria Espinoza wore a flak vest to emphasize the lack of safety for citizens in sanctuary cities. She appeared as part of a protest in San Francisco at the site of Kate Steinle’s murder on a popular public pier last July.

Hopefully Congressman Culberson is motivated enough for whatever reason to follow through with his stated initiative and unleash appropriate punishment on unlawful sanctuary cities.

Key Republican says Congress will punish sanctuary cities this year, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, February 1, 2016

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.
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Automation Threatens Jobs in Poor Nations, and May Propel More Illegal Immigration

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.

Robot arms spray-paint motorcycle gas tanks in a factory in India.

When jobs disappear and there is no work to be found at home in the developing world, many will head north to industrialized nations that offer welfare benefits even to illegal aliens — as long as the more appealing word “refugee” is invoked. Certainly the promise of an easy life is what has attracted millions from Africa and the Middle East to travel to Europe for the free stuff there.

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?

Rise of the robots threatens the poor, FT, January 26, 2016

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.

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