It’s disconcerting to see Europe turning up the speed on its self-inflicted destruction by allowing even more Islamic aliens to enter. Muslims keep coming because Europe keeps admitting them, rather than turn them back at the borders or at sea as Australia has sensibly done. Normal warfare in Islam societies is not Europe’s problem and Europeans are creating a deadly precedent.
Germany is a popular destination, judging by the numbers. The country expects to get 800,000 asylum seekers this year, a quadrupling from last year. Given that the citizen population of Germany is around 81 million now, 800K additional residents would be 1 percent of the number of the whole country. Just the sheer number is daunting, even without the unfriendly culture and history of Muslims toward Europeans. Plus, there is the certainty that dedicated jihadists are using the open borders chaos to infiltrate.
The illegal aliens won’t be treated with the deference they feel due, but it will be better than bombed-out Syria, and many will tell their whole families to come for Europe’s generous freebies. Why won’t tens of millions come? As long as Europe continues its insane policy of welcoming historic enemies rather than repelling them, they will continue to travel thousands of miles in hopes of a free first-world lifestyle.
Here’s a sappy BBC report about Syrians traversing Macedonia, but it gives a hint of the unruly crowds and how needy they are. Some of those kids will grow up to be jihadists in the heart of Europe.
Here’s a Tube showing hordes rushing the Macedonian border:
Middle Easterner males in Macedonia jam a train headed to Serbia.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is talking crazy, saying that Germany won’t be overwhelmed by 800,000 demanding Muslims. This could end very badly, particularly with such an unrealistic attitude on the part of Merkel.
The German government has insisted that it will not be overwhelmed by a substantial increase in the number of migrants heading for the country
Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said that his government would not be fazed by an estimated 800,000 asylum applications by the end of 2015:
“This is a challenge for all of us, [but] Germany is not overwhelmed.”
Germany has seen a wave of migration over the last year from the Middle East, the Balkans and Africa.
It has repeatedly had to raise its projections over the number of people seeking asylum.
Earlier this year it forecast that about 450,000 asylum seekers could arrive in 2015, but on Tuesday it warned that the figure could rise to as many as 750,000 this year – a figure which it again raised to 800,000 people on Wednesday.
Donald Trump welcomed Senator Sessions to the Mobile, Alabama, podium during Friday’s campaign rally, where the crowd responded with pleasure at the appearance of the hometown hero, who ran unopposed during his last election. Sessions spoke a few words of greeting from Mobile and also appreciation for Trump’s embrace of the vital immigration enforcement issue.
TRUMP: We have a great politician here. We have a man here who really helped me, and he’s the one person I sought his counsel because he’s been spot on, he’s so highly respected. Has anybody ever heard of Senator Jeff Sessions?
Jeff, come up, where’s Jeff? Get over here, Jeff. Look at him, he’s like 20 years old. Unbelievable guy. Say hello.
SESSIONS: Donald, welcome to my hometown, Mobile, Alabama. The American people, these people, want somebody in the Presidency who stands up for them, defends their interest, and the laws and traditions of this country. We welcome you here. Thank you for the work that you’ve put into the immigration issue. I’m really impressed with your plan. I know it will make a difference. And this crowd shows a lot of people agree with that. Congratulations. Welcome, and God bless.
It’s depressing that America is so crippled by liberalism and political correctness that the anchor baby scam of invasion-by-birth continues and is getting worse. Trump’s declaration that as President he would end it has made a number of heads explode because the idea of America as world welfare provider accords with globalist redistribution ideology.
After giving birth in south Texas on the US taxpayer’s tab ($4500), moocher Mexican Fabiola says, “I’m glad he was born here. That’s why I came here, so my children, my husband and I could have a better life.”
Geography is so convenient for Mexicans in that they can walk to America and steal all the freebies they can carry. No wonder more than 12 million of them live in the US so they can be close to the welfare office and hospital.
When people discuss our nation’s immigration policies, what becomes clear is that the system is broken, and tangible solutions are needed. Take birthright citizenship, for example. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants we admit each year, our country must also prepare for the economic, educational, health care and infrastructure responsibilities and consequences of illegal immigrants who cross the border and then have a child in the USA.
The status quo understanding of the 14th Amendment allows for a child born of illegal immigrants on U.S. soil — via birthright citizenship — to be granted full citizenship rights and access to all public and social services our society provides. That’s a lot of services.
Recently, there have been raids of “maternity hotels,” where foreign women paid exorbitant amounts of money to visit the USA in the final few months of pregnancy in order to abuse our government’s misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment. While it seems unbelievable, hundreds of thousands of babies each year are the offspring of illegal immigrants. Continue reading this article
On Thursday, Fox Business’ Stuart Varney was appropriately shocked that violent foreign criminals are routinely released into America by the feds. Yes, it is truly appalling that Washington and its liberal cronies at the local level believe importing a future Democrat majority is worth the harm innocent Americans suffer.
VARNEY: Sheriff, have I got this right, that you arrested people for an offense, but you had to release them because they were foreigners — is that accurate?
BABEU: Well not just that. That happens all the time in my county and the state of Arizona and in fact throughout America. When it comes to immigration law, it appears there is no law because there’s no consequences. And what’s happened in the last two years alone, Stuart, that 67,000 of the most violent criminals in the Western Hemisphere, members of the cartels, people who are kidnapping people, raping them, murdering them — hundreds and hundreds of them that are being released into our community. And I pointed out three just this week that were released: one from Sudan, one from Iraq, one from Russia, all tried and convicted of both kidnapping numerous aggravated assaults in numerous states and also two of them were convicted of murder and they were released into my community here in Arizona. Continue reading this article
It looks like Americans have noticed the shocking and preventable crimes committed by undeported illegal alien offenders over the last little while, like the murders of Kate Steinle and Marilyn Pharis, both residents of enforcement-phobic California.
As far as voters are concerned – and not just Republicans – Donald Trump has a winning formula for fighting illegal immigration.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 70% of Likely Republican Voters agree with the GOP presidential hopeful that the United States should build a wall along the Mexican border to help stop illegal immigration. Seventeen percent (17%) of GOP voters disagree, while 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Ninety-two percent (92%) of Republicans agree that the United States should deport all illegal immigrants who have been convicted of a felony in this country. Only four percent (4%) disagree.
Among all likely voters, 51% favor building a wall on the border; 37% disagree, and 12% are not sure. Eighty percent (80%) support the deportation of all illegal immigrants convicted of a felony; only 11% are opposed.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 17-18, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Failed election consultant Karl Rove is still showing up on Fox News to condemn immigration enforcement. On Wednesday, he was energetic during his Trump bashing, stooping to the la Raza argument that illegal alien valedictorians should not be deported, even though Mexico etc. needs them more than we do.
Below, demanding DREAMer kiddies pretend to be scholarly in graduation outfits, though hispanics are school dropout champs.
So Karl Rove had his little whiteboard, with a poll showing that half of Republicans prefer a system of legalization as long as there are requirements for the illegals. Of course, those prerequisites would never happen; instead, the millions of future Democrats would be rubber-stamped into voter-hood, as has happened previously in Clinton’s Citizenship USA program.
ROVE: Thirty-one percent said deport them all. Now my suspicion is that 31% would be a smaller number if you attach to it what Mr. Trump also says which is that you take children of illegal aliens who were born in the United States and you ship them out of the country as well with their families — you know, they have constitutional right under the Fourteenth Amendment to US citizenship, having been born on US soil, and I think you know we’d have a lot of stories of, you know, you know, here in Texas there was a series of stories about valedictorians of our high schools who would be forced to leave …
On Tuesday, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu held a press event to draw attention to the continuing release of violent illegal aliens onto American streets. He chose three diverse characters as examples to demonstrate how little our government cares about the citizens’ safety.
Below, a Sudanese, a Russian and an Iraqi walk out of a prison — that would be (l-r) Musa Salah Abdelaziz Abdalla, Dennis Valerievitch Tsoukanov and Nasser Hanna Hermez. All have lengthy criminal histories but were released by ICE anyway.
Yesterday I reported on illegal alien Francisco Chavez who beat a two-year-old girl nearly to death, who nevertheless was released by San Luis Obispo authorities on bond and unsurprisingly didn’t show up for his court date.
Americans pay billions of dollars in taxes to support a system of police, border security, courts and prisons. It’s therefore reasonable for us to expect a first-world level of public safety, but we’re not getting it. Why are illegal alien criminals treated with such deference?
An Arizona lawman blasted the federal government Tuesday over an Immigration and Customs Enforcement policy he said sprang criminal immigrants on the law-abiding public.
With the loved ones of crime victims at his side, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu spotlighted three criminals, including a Russian national who set a police informant on fire, an Iraqi who killed his two-year-old daughter and an illegal immigrant from Sudan who has committed multiple assaults in two states. Babeu said ICE set all three and hundreds like them free in communities such as his, and that even its new “Law Enforcement Notification System,” designed to let local authorities know of pending releases, is too little, too late.
“You don’t have to be a sheriff to realize that this is going to end very badly for people,” Babeu said. “You don’t release murderers into the state of Arizona and somehow think that they are just going to go about their business and try to find a job.”
Babeu said immigrant criminals should be deported after completing prison sentences, especially when they have shown a propensity for violence. The three criminals, who Babeu pointedly noted were not from Mexico, were all released in Arizona in the last week. Continue reading this article
A violent illegal alien who was released from jail for a charge of bone-breaking assault did not show up for his court date. Whatever did authorities have in mind when they allowed bail for a man who was definitely a flight risk?
That’s a rhetorical question in California, where the most dangerous foreigners like to reside because no other state is so criminal friendly.
The alien in question is Francisco Chavez (pictured), who was arrested a couple weeks ago for beating a toddler nearly to death, yet he was allowed bail. He has a local record too, so San Luis Obispo authorities cannot claim ignorance about him:
. . . Chavez similarly has a criminal history in San Luis Obispo dating back to 2006, when he was convicted of felony assault and served about 180 days in County Jail. Court records show he had been arrested at least four other times on suspicion of various offenses, including a 2011 felony conviction for possessing a controlled substance for sale.
According to ICE, Chavez was previously deported in February 2014 following a San Luis Obispo County conviction for drunken driving.
Apparently the Mexican could have been kept in jail if he had been charged with a worse crime. Does this screw-up reveal Chicago-level corruption or California stupidity? Chavez is likely back in Mexico now.
It’s not like the citizens have a right to expect some semblance of public safety for all the taxes we pay.
An illegal immigrant whom the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office recently let out of jail did not appear Thursday at his first court appearance for the alleged near-fatal beating of a 2-year-old girl.
Francisco Chavez, 27, is accused of nearly beating to death the young daughter of his live-in girlfriend. The two-year-old reportedly suffered a broken leg, two broken arms, a compressed spine, bruises and a urinary tract infection. She was in the hospital with a 107-degree fever days following the beating.
On Thursday, after Chavez failed to appear, Judge Dodie Harman ordered a warrant for his arrest with bail set at $600,000. Continue reading this article
Talk about shooting yourself in the foot: fast-food workers have not been paying attention to what is happening in their industry — that automation is coming on strong — and their ignorance is about to bite them. Business owners have looked at worker demands for $15/hour versus the cost of burger-making robots, and the machines will likely be brought in sooner than they would have otherwise. This development was obvious and predicted earlier.
Tablets or kiosks for ordering are an easy first step in restaurant automation, being relatively inexpensive, and have been introduced in McDonalds, as shown below.
The brief video below quotes Alexandros Vardakostas, the creator of the robot hamburger maker, who remarked, “The device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient, it’s meant to completely remove the need for them altogether.”
It’s criminal that left-wing activists have sold out the workers over unrealistic pay raises. Seattle required local wages be $15 and small businesses have closed as a result. Doubling the minimum wage will do that.
The article below provides a brief history of how fast food became less hands-on over decades, requiring fewer workers. The fast-food industry employs millions now, but is on the verge of downsizing considerably.
And remember, the chainsaw reduction of jobs caused by automation is only beginning. The technology is expanding in ways that are hard to imagine. Oxford University researchers estimate that 47 percent of US jobs are at risk for some form of automation by 2033.
Further immigration is therefore unnecessary and unwise. We will need every single one of those remaining jobs for Americans.
Crowded. That’s how Ed Rensi remembers what life was like working at McDonald’s in 1966. There were about double the number of people working in the store — 70 or 80, as opposed to the 30 or 40 there today — because preparing the food just took a lot more doing.
“When I first started at McDonald’s making 85 cents an hour, everything we made was by hand,” Rensi said — from cutting the shortcakes to stirring syrups into the milk for shakes. Over the years, though, ingredients started to arrive packaged and pre-mixed, ready to be heated up, bagged and handed out the window.
“More and more of the labor was pushed back up the chain,” said Rensi, who went on to become chief executive of the company in the 1990s. The company kept employing more grill cooks and cashiers as it expanded, but each one of them accounted for more of each store’s revenue as more sophisticated cooking techniques allowed each to become more productive.
The industry could be ready for another jolt as a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour nears in the District and as other campaigns to boost wages gain traction around the country. About 30 percent of the restaurant industry’s costs come from salaries, so burger-flipping robots — or at least super-fast ovens that expedite the process — become that much more cost-competitive if the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is doubled.
“The problem with the minimum-wage offensive is that it throws the accounting of the restaurant industry totally upside down,” said Harold Miller, vice president of franchise development for Persona Pizzeria, who also consults for other chains. “My position is: Pay your people properly, keep them longer, treat them right, and robots are going to be helpful in doing that, because it will help the restaurateur survive.”
Many chains are already at work looking for ingenious ways to take humans out of the picture, threatening workers in an industry that employs 2.4 million wait staffers, nearly 3 million cooks and food preparers and many of the nation’s 3.3 million cashiers. Continue reading this article
Now Bezos is talking up his drone delivery scheme, as he first announced on Sixty Minutes in 2013. In a recent interview with the UK Telegraph, he remarked, “One day Prime Air deliveries will be as common as seeing a mail truck. The technical problems are very straight ahead. The biggest issue, or the biggest thing that needs to be worked on, is the regulatory side.”
Below, the Amazon Prime Air drone may soon be infesting American neighborhoods.
If drones were to take over many of Amazon’s delivery chores, that would be a case of flying robots taking American jobs, as opposed to the largely land-based machines up to this point. In any case, UPS drivers should be concerned.
How disconnected has the West gotten from the basics of survival? Indications are discouraging. One example is the remembrance of the WWII victory this week while at the same time a future conflict is being created by Europe’s stupid opening its borders to many thousands of likely enemies.
Meanwhile, on the other end of Europe, an invasion is occurring because the political leaders of the EU are too politically correct to block the entrance of historic enemies. Impoverished Greece has borne a lot of the brunt this year, focused on its island of Kos located just three miles from Turkey, which is happy to wave through the thousands of illegal aliens to make them Europe’s problem.
Many of the incoming Muslims will find that European streets are not paved in gold, nor are there well paying jobs for them because unemployment is a problem on the continent already. Many will hang out at the local mosque which likely preaches jihad against the hated infidel Europeans. Violent conflict is practically guaranteed because of the idiot policy of opening Europe’s borders to one and all — particularly to Muslims who are enemies of 1400 years standing.
Migrants desperate to get off the Greek island of Kos fought each other on Saturday while nearby a passenger ship chartered to house and process refugees lay empty 24 hours after it had arrived.
Outside the island’s main police station, about 50 migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan andIran threw stones and exchanged blows as tempers boiled over in the intense mid-summer heat. Riot police stood by without intervening.
The migrants have little chance of getting aboard the ship, the Eleftherios Venizelos, as priority is being given to Syrians, who are treated as refugees as they are fleeing their country’s civil war and have greater rights under international law than economic migrants.
All have crossed the narrow stretch of water from Turkey in small boats and dinghies as they try to find a better life in Europe and leave behind either conflict or poverty.
A few hundred meters from the Kos police station, the white-painted ANEK Lines vessel remained at a quayside with only its crew aboard a day after it had docked while Greek officials debated among themselves how the Syrians should be let aboard.
Nearly a quarter of a million migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe this year, according to the International Organisation for Migration. Of these, about half have come to the Greek islands, with numbers surging in the summer when calmer weather makes the crossing marginally less risky.
Early on Saturday, about 300 Syrians had gathered on the quayside in the hope of getting aboard the ship – a car ferry belonging to ANEK Lines which operates routes to the Greek islands and across the Adriatic to Italy – where about 2,500 people are due to be housed and processed.
The Greek government chartered the vessel to ease conditions on Kos, where several thousand migrants are staying in hotels if they can afford it, or more often sleeping in tents or the open. Continue reading this article
The article on publishing technology struck home because I worked in the field for some years while it was changing from paper layout to pages produced entirely on machines. What’s eye-catching here is how the newspaper workforce shrunk from 310 workers to 140 over a period of years, like many other businesses where greater efficiency brought by technology has meant that fewer people were needed to do the work.
It’s another reminder that America shouldn’t continue importing low-skilled foreigners via immigration. Oxford researchers have estimated that nearly half of US jobs are susceptible to automation by 2033, and all evidence indicates that smart machines are creating substantial job loss now and the trend is partially responsible for the jobless recovery.
Not so many years ago, before the Internet encroached into the journalism industry, I came to work each day here at the Argus Leader with 310 other people.
People laying out the news pages. People working the phones and trying to sell subscriptions. People editing copy and making sure we wrote and spelled correctly. People who took a newspaper out to your house when the delivery boy or girl failed you.
It just doesn’t seem like it was all that many years ago. Yet here I am still coming to work at the Argus Leader every day, but now there are only 140 walking in the door with me.
Where did all the others go?
The layout people work in a centralized hub in Des Moines, Iowa, now. The copy editors? We edit our own copy (and we can debate how well we do that later). The telemarketers working the phones trying to drum up subscriptions? Put out of a job by the Do Not Call mandate. Continue reading this article
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