McDonald’s Introduces Kiosks So Customers Can Have (Money-Saving) Non-Human Food Ordering

The automation revolution keeps picking up speed as the machines get better. Today’s news included a report from Fox Business about McDonald’s introduction of kiosks to replace human order takers in its restaurants. The company saw the writing on the wall last year with the noisy campaign to demand big pay raises for fast food workers and expedited its plans for more machines and fewer humans.

Below, the new McDonald’s food-ordering kiosks are large stand-alone items rather than the small tablets on tables some companies have chosen.

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Of course, kiosks for ordering are just the start for replacing humans with automation in the restaurant business. In Italy, a clever entrepreneur has invented a pizza-making vending machine that mixes and bakes a fresh pie in minutes: just add money.

Sorry, Tony, pizza twirlers aren’t needed any more. Human workers are so 20th century.

A section of the new book Rise of the Robots is dedicated to automated fast food: Robotics Expert Martin Ford Explains the Automated Hamburger and Other Job-Killing Smart Machines.

Below, the burger of the future may be untouched by human hands and will unemploy even more restaurant workers.

If fast-food workers had half a brain, they would demand a policy change that might actually raise their wages: End Immigration. Surplus workers are the source of cheap labor for the business owners, and the increasing expansion of robots and automation means that America really doesn’t need to import immigrant workers anyway.

A lot of the reporting about the new McD kiosks featured the local angle and made the cost-saving change sound like a boon to the customer:

McDonald’s adds self-serve kiosks, Amarillo Globe-News, July 15, 2015

Big changes are underway under the golden arches.

On Tuesday, McDonald’s introduced its new Create Your Taste campaign to Amarillo.

The idea, which includes new menu items and self-serve kiosks, is being tested in certain areas in the country, with all Amarillo locations participating.

“The term ‘fast food’ is kind of going away,” McDonald’s Marketing Director Brandon Clavel said. “This is a whole new experience.”

The kiosks will give customers who don’t want to wait in line another option. Continue reading this article

ACLU Promotes Sanctuary Cities through Threat of Lawsuits

Jason Riley, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, is a big time amnesty enthusiast. But his recent piece pointed out a strong impetus for cities adopting sanctuary policies, namely the threat of an expensive lawsuit from leftist monsters like the ACLU. Some cities have been sued for cooperating with the feds to deport criminals because the ACLU says it is unlawful.

Riley appeared with Stuart Varney on Wednesday to explain.

CartoonRamirezSanctuaryCityGunSFHere is the part of Riley’s article that pertains to the ACLU lawsuits aimed at releasing dangerous alien criminals onto American streets:

The Latest Casualty in America’s Immigration War, Wall Street Journal, By Jason L. Riley, July 28, 2015

If San Francisco had been more cooperative with federal authorities, Kate Steinle might still be alive.

[. . .]
This month the administration watered down Secure Communities, renamed it the Priority Enforcement Program, and promised local jurisdictions that the DHS would only issue detainers for felons or other perceived threats to public safety. This may help stem the growth of sanctuary cities and improve federal-local cooperation, but it’s no guarantee. Cities are also under pressure from groups like the American Civil Liberties Union which maintain that cooperating with the federal government on immigration enforcement is illegal.

Court rulings in Oregon and Pennsylvania last year went against local authorities who had detained arrestees for an additional period at the request of the DHS. In Oregon, a federal judge ruled that Clackamas County officials violated the rights of a woman arrested for ignoring a restraining order when they turned her over to DHS officials. The county settled the case by paying the woman $30,000 and picking up her court costs. In a Pennsylvania case involving a man arrested on drug charges, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that local authorities are not required to honor federal detainers. The man sued and was awarded $145,000 in damages and legal fees.

Other cities are taking note, said Mr. Rosenblum. “This local jurisdiction fear of lawsuits, there’s something to that. It’s a big issue, especially in the Ninth Circuit, where the Oregon case was. After that, you saw a big wave of California, Oregon and Washington state counties opting out.” [. . .]

San Francisco doesn’t need any threat of lawsuits to coddle illegal alien criminals, as its behavior has shown in the past, like its special protective programs for “juvenile” Honduran crack dealers and the murder of Tony Bologna and his two sons by a previously arrested but not deported illegal alien MS-13 gangster.

Most other cities are not so extreme, yet the threat of cash-sucking lawsuits from the spawn of Satan in the ACLU has moved their policies to the dark side.

The A.P. had a more detailed story last week:

Motives Behind ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Vary; Some Fear Lawsuits, Associated Press, July 24, 2015

The term “sanctuary city” has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities.

The reality behind the phrase is that while some cities actively thumb their noses at federal immigration policies, many refuse to enforce them not because of any moral obligation to immigrants; they fear lawsuits.

Since the fatal shooting of Kathryn Steinle on a San Francisco pier allegedly by an immigrant who was released from jail even though U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sought to deport him for a sixth time, the debate over how to handle cities and counties that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities has reached a feverish pitch.

On Thursday, House Republicans passed a bill aimed at punishing cities that refuse to share information with federal immigration authorities, which the White House threatened to veto. While the bill doesn’t specifically address the release of immigrants sought by federal authorities for deportation, the Republicans are pitching other legislation to do so.

The vote came after presidential hopeful Donald Trump attacked illegal immigration on the campaign trail.

While notably liberal San Francisco has openly declared itself a haven for all immigrants regardless of their legal status, some of the cities and counties that have stopped detaining immigrants for ICE are politically conservative and are not trying to shield residents from deportation. Continue reading this article

Citizens Protest San Francisco Sanctuary Policy That Protects Illegal Alien Criminals

On Monday I traveled to San Francisco to join with a couple dozen other friends of public safety to protest the preventable crimes of illegal aliens. Those crimes are assisted by the policy of Sanctuary Cities, which actively protects illegal alien criminals and allow them to harm and even kill Americans. That government program was responsible for the murder of Kate Steinle who was shot dead by a five-times-deported Mexican felon on July 1.

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Kate Steinle has become the symbol of how little the government cares about protecting its law-abiding citizens. As Congressman Trey Gowdy recently remarked, “Those of us who have daughters, saw our daughters in Kate Steinle.” She was walking with her father on a San Francisco pier popular with both locals and tourists, a place known to many Americans. But she wasn’t safe there, because liberal San Francisco stubbornly clings to its extreme sanctuary policy.

San Francisco didn’t learn a thing from the horrific triple murder in 2008 of Bologna family members by a known MS-13 gangster similarly protected by the city. Danielle Bologna, who lost a husband and two sons because of permissive policies toward illegal immigration, recently spoke out at the sentencing of an accomplice to the murders: “Violent criminals, convicted felons and gang members illegally in the United States should not be shielded by any law enforcement agency. I am begging community leaders to put public safety first so another preventable tragedy for another family is avoided.”

The sanctuary policy that facilitates crimes by illegal aliens is a years-long crisis the government refuses to fix, a problem that is worsening as border enforcement has ended. It’s not an overstatement to say the administration’s stand-down of immigration enforcement has made America a sanctuary nation, where the worst foreign criminals are allowed to run amok. Earlier this month, a former FBI agent noted that three persons on the Most Wanted list are illegal alien criminals. In June, it was reported that illegal aliens who were held but later released by ICE from 2010 to 2014 went on to commit 121 murders.

Whatever happened to public safety? Isn’t that government’s top job? The country is upside down when government assists foreign criminals to commit crimes against law-abiding citizens.

For more information about the protest and issue, see the Facebook page Sanctuary City Kills.

Below are a few pictures I took on Pier 14 where the protest took place.

Speaker Maria Espinoza of the Remembrance Project wore a flak vest to emphasize that sanctuary cities are unsafe.

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Speakers Maria Espinoza and Robin Hvidston with organizer Rick Oltman.

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Stop Sanctuary Cities — the banner.

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Fox News reported the protest as part of an item about the arraignment of the accused killer of Kate Steinle:

Below is a news report from KRON, a local independent station:

Pier 14 Shooting: Protesters aim to overturn sanctuary city laws, KRON TV, San Francisco, July 27, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The Pier 14 shooting death of Kate Steinle is a crime that touched a nerve and is sparking a debate in the Bay Area and across the nation about sanctuary cities–and shielding undocumented immigrants.

KRON 4’s Vicki Liviakis shows the protest. The flowers at this make shift memorial are dry, but emotions are still raw.

“She was on this pier with her dad, and the last thing she said to her dad as she died here was help dad,” one protester said. “Now, we look to government to help us but government isn’t helping us when it comes to sanctuary cities.”

A group called Citizens for Safe Cities wants to overturn san francisco’s sanctuary city policy – which they say shielded a known criminal.

Thousands of Invaders Are Walking into Europe, with Little to Stop Them

It’s mid-summer and the weather is pleasant, a perfect time for third worlders to flood into Europe more easily. There has been a lot of reporting about the rickety boats headed north from Africa, but it’s also possible for the intruders, some number of whom are unfriendly Muslims, to walk to the first world, just like Mexicans do to get here.

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On Sunday, the New York Times reported on the walkers, and interestingly didn’t call them “refugees” at every opportunity. Perhaps the brilliant reporters there figured out that when all of the relocators are young males (as in the photo below), then they are likely economic migrants looking for “a better life” i.e. more money, rather than families forced from their homes by war or natural disaster.

Below, Syrian men traverse Serbia on the way to Hungary and points beyond in Europe.

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Unsurprisingly, pockets of resistance are forming up among Europeans. Hungary is building a fence to block the intruders, which supposedly will be finished by November. Naturally the invaders are miffed, with some declaring ”This wall, we will not accept it”, showing their aim to conquer rather than immigrate.

A few weeks ago, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned that the massive influx was a national security threat. “It is obvious that we simply cannot filter out hostile terrorists from this enormous crowd,” he remarked in a speech.

Furthermore, the PM noted:

“For us, today Europe is at stake,” Orban said. “The survival, disappearance or, more precisely, the transformation beyond recognition of the European citizen’s lifestyle, European values and the European nations.”

“The question now is not only what kind of Europe we Hungarians would like to live in,” Orban said. “Rather, will all that we now call Europe exist at all?”

Below is a cheerful video item from Deutche Welle that follows the journey of one invader, a Syrian named Ahmad Shelabi, as he travels to Germany to start his “new life.” No mention that any job he finds will be one not available for a German citizen — unpleasant facts can ruin a diverse puff piece!

A lot more resistance from the people of Europe will be required for Brussels to come around to defending their culture from demographic defeat via illegal immigration, the 21st century’s more polite form of war.

Seeking Sanctuary, More Migrants Confront Land Route’s Perils, New York Times, July 25, 2015

SUBOTICA, Serbia. — They call it “the jungle,” but it’s really just a tangle of dirt paths through stunted trees near an abandoned brick factory.

Between 150 and 200 people — mostly men, with a smattering of young families — cluster in discrete groups in scattered campsites, most resting on dusty blankets, the earth blackened here and there by the remains of the previous night’s fires.

“We have people from Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Somalia, Morocco,” said Mohamd, 42, a former truck driver for a factory near Aleppo, Syria, who hopes to reach the Netherlands. “Am I forgetting anyone?”

His cousin, Walid, 45, scratched his well-worn sandal into the hard clay. “Algeria?”

Mohamd waved him off. “That group went into Hungary two nights ago,” he said. “We have not seen them back yet.”

With war continuing to plague the Middle East and Afghanistan, and thousands trying to flee Africa’s grinding poverty, the swell of refugees and migrants hoping to reach Western Europe shows no signs of abating this summer.

For the last few years, the most popular route has been across the Mediterranean on boats run by Libyan smugglers that aimed for the nearest islands off the Italian coast. But as that route has become increasingly dangerous — the range of threats include drowning, abandonment by unscrupulous smugglers and crackdowns by European border patrols — the human tide is shifting. Increasingly, migrants are following a land-based route into Europe by way of Greece and the West Balkans.

But with the alternative crossing come other perils: violence, exploitation, intolerance. Though most European countries are overwhelmed by the tide, fueling an anti-immigrant backlash in many places, Eastern European countries like Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria are considered particularly hostile.

Still, the migrants keep coming. Continue reading this article

Is Rick Perry's Sputtering at Trump an Attempt to Mask His Own Deceit or Just a Media Ploy? 

Donald Trump’s surprise emergence as the Republican frontrunner because of his tough talk about immigration has highlighted the issue and created interesting reactions among the other candidates. Rick Perry has taken to sniping at Trump, calling the billionaire businessman a hypocrite who employs illegals and a “cancer on conservatism.”

Perry says, that as a former Texas governor, he’s the guy who’s been there (the border) and done that (enforcement). His campaign page states, “No governor in the country has more first-hand experience with the federal government’s long-time failure to secure the border than Gov. Perry.”

Funny, but I have a different memory, that Perry was an open borders sort of politician, even professing to that dubious faith during a 2007 speech in Mexico. While on a trade mission in Mexico City, he remarked that he supported the “free flow of individuals between these two countries who want to work.” During a 2011 campaign trip in New Hampshire, AP reported he said, “No, I don’t support a fence on the border.”

Speaking of Mexico, Perry maintained a friendly relationship with the Presidente Vicente Fox (pictured below) based on Perry’s generosity with Texas resources toward Mexicans in terms of jobs and subsidized education.

Perry was roundly criticized in a 2011 presidential debate by the other candidates as being a squish, particularly regarding Texas’ tuition subsidies for illegal alien kiddies. Perry got a lot of attention for declaring, “But if you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they’ve been brought there by no fault of their own, I don’t think you have a heart.”

In fact, he had to apologize for insulting the friends of law and sovereignty. Interestingly, a Rasmussen poll from that year found that 81 percent of voters objected to taxpayer-subsided in-state tuition for illegal alien college students.

As governor of Texas, Perry favored an assortment of liberal immigration policies, including the rejection of e-verify and promoting work visas for the Mexican masses. Plus he pushed hard for the Trans-Texas Corridor, a globalist scheme of massive toll-roads criss-crossing the state.

Former Congressman Tom Tancredo ran for President in 2008 to spotlight immigration anarchy and he recently recollected how useless Perry was about the issue during in interview on Newsmax TV with Steve Malzberg.

MALZBERG: I had Jim Abbott, the current governor of Texas on the show couple weeks ago and I asked him if Trump’s earlier attacks on Perry about doing nothing for the border were warranted, and he kind of sidestepped that. He didn’t rush to the defense of Governor Perry. What kind of job do you think Perry did in Texas as governor when it came to the border?

TANCREDO: Let me tell you, he was absent without leave for a large part of his career there. We tried, again I must tell you, how many times even during the 2007 election, we would try to get that — you know the whole reason I was running for that primary, the presidential primary, had only one purpose, to get everybody to talk about issue. He was one that we were trying desperately to get to discuss it, yet at the time was also looking at that possibility of running for president but he wouldn’t do it, he wouldn’t touch it. In fact he attacked me during that period time, saying that you could be for border security, but you don’t have to be like Tancredo, whatever that means. And he stayed away from it completely.

It’s amazing that we go through the same stuff again and again, and these political hacks flip-flop this way and that, like nobody will remember their records. Perry acts indignant about what Donald Trump has said about immigration, but Perry’s history bears no scrutiny at all.

Pew Poll: Republican Voters Notice Washington GOP’s Obama-Friendly Governance

Did the GOP leadership of the House and Senate think that party voters wouldn’t detect their consistent failure to oppose Obama policies of crazed overspending, globalized trade and immigration amnesty, among others?

A recent Pew survey shows the support of Republicans for GOP behavior has dropped like a stone — down 18 percent (from 86% to 68%) since the Repubs took over the Senate. Last year the party promised opposition to Obama, and citizens have gotten nothing of the kind.

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I’ve excerpted the section regarding Republican voter disappointment below. You can read a PDF of the complete report here.

GOP’s Favorability Rating Takes a Negative Turn: Republicans Less Positive About Their Party, Pew Research Center, July 23, 2015

How Republicans View Their Party
Recent Pew Research Center surveys have found signs of dissatisfaction with the GOP among Republicans. In May, just 41% of Republicans said they approved of the job performance of the leaders of the GOP-led Congress. In 2011, after Republicans had won control of the House, 60% of Republicans approved of the job being done by their party’s leaders in Congress.

The current survey finds that positive views of the GOP among Republicans have declined 18 percentage points since January, from 86% to 68%. Independents also view the Republican Party less favorably; 29% today, compared with 37% six months ago.

Democrats, by contrast, continue to express highly positive opinions of their party: 86% view the party favorably, little changed from 84% in January. Independents’ views of the Democratic Party also are unchanged since January, at 38%.

And as a timely proof of the perfidy of Republican leadership, on Friday Senator Ted Cruz called out leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor for lying to the conference about the important-to-elites Export Import Bank bill. That’s not something that happens in the gentlemanly Senate, where politeness is sometimes used to cover up malfeasance and bald-faced lies. Americans care about jobs, the economy and safety, given the increasing success of our many enemies. But instead of taking on the issues citizens care about, the Senate is prioritizing a banking scam for wealthy corporations.

Senate Floor: Ted Cruz Explodes on Mitch McConnell, Says He Lied to Entire Republican Conference, Breitbart, July 23, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, delivered a brutal speech bashing his own party’s leadership’s failures on the Senate floor on Friday morning after Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) moved forward with a plot to reauthorize the Export Import Bank.

In the speech, Cruz says—calling him out personally—McConnell lied to the entire Republican conference. Cruz’s speech stemmed from how McConnell—despite telling the entire GOP conference there was no such secret deal with the Democrats during the Obamatrade process to later bring up Ex-Im reauthorization—actually did cut a deal with Democrats, specifically Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)

“Today is a sad day for this institution,” Cruz said on the floor.

The Senate operates based on trust. Whether we are Democrats or Republicans, these 100 Senators have to be able to trust that when a Senator sys something, he or she will do it. Even if we disagree on substance, that we don’t lie to each other. What we just witnessed this morning is profoundly disappointing.

Cruz then proceeded to expose comments McConnell made to Republican senators in a private lunch, showing that McConnell lied to his entire conference. The comments Cruz talks about were around the time of the first Obamatrade votes in the Senate, when McConnell told Republicans—something that has since been proven to be untrue—that there was no deal with Democrats to vote on Ex-Im later in exchange for the necessary votes to pass Obamatrade. [. . .]

Following are the remarks of Senator Cruz, which are devastating in their calm recitation of facts. At one point he noted why the voters have good reason to be disgusted with the Republicans they elected:

CRUZ: There is a profound disappointment among the American people because we keep winning elections and then we keep getting leaders who don’t do anything they promised. The American people were told if only we have a Republican majority in the House things will be different. Well in 2010 the american people showed up in enormous numbers and we got a Republican majority in the House and very little changed.
Continue reading this article

New Publication: How Immigration and Refugee Resettlement Are Used as a Weapon against America

Below is a five-minute video worth your attention, titled the Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America. It is from the Center for Security Policy and is a preview of a 65-page monograph of the same name.

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The last 18 months of Obama’s term look to be filled with extreme actions of an unconstitutional nature like his unlawful amnesty, using his pen and his phone. The Republicans in Congress won’t stand up to him, and he knows it. So the period ahead is a dangerous time.

A PDF of the short book can also be read online: Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America.

Here’s the press release from Center for Security Policy:

Paperback Release: The Red-Green Axis, Center for Security Policy, July 23, 2015

Washington, D.C.:  The Center for Security Policy today released a new paperback version of the monograph by investigative journalist James Simpson: The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America.

Red-GreenAxisCoverThis report extensively details the networks of radical left non-profits, foundations, government agencies and the personalities behind them. Unbeknownst to most Americans they are using refugee resettlement as a pretext to import waves of immigrants from third-world nations as a key front in Obama’s strategy of “fundamentally transforming” America. These refugees have little interest in assimilating. Many are from Muslim countries, view immigration as “Hijra” i.e. a subversive means to invade a foreign nation, and have demonstrated a willingness to either support or engage in terrorism both in America and abroad.

These groups are coached by leftist non-profits to capitalize on our generous welfare programs and shown how to maneuver around legal impediments – all at our expense – but are not being taught how to assimilate. The report conservatively estimates welfare costs at $10 billion per year. Additionally, government resettlement contractors receive $1 billion annually in federal tax dollars and non-profits supporting the agenda are provided billions of dollars from non-profits like George Soros’ Open Society Institute. Continue reading this article

Amnesty-for-Enforcement Swap Is Not New

Breitbart (normally a fine news source) seemed surprised that a dim administration apparatchik, ICE Director Sarah Saldana, recently remarked during a hearing that an amnesty for millions of foreign lawbreakers was the price required for any kind of immigration enforcement.

Below, during an April hearing, ICE Director Saldana shows the standard index card list of who may be deported that is handed out to agents.

Actually the devil’s bargain of no enforcement is the same old lawless crap and not new at all. In 2010 then-Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) noted at a local town hall that during a private meeting with the President, Obama had said that precise thing:

KYL: “The problem is, he (Obama) said, if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform.”

Fortunately, the video of that statement still resides on the internets:

Plus, the appearance of the video kicked up a minor kerfuffle at the time, complete with denials from the palace:

White House says Jon Kyl story not true, Politico, June 21, 2010

The White House on Monday denied Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl’s claim that President Barack Obama told him privately that he would not work to secure the border unless it was part of a comprehensive immigration reform package.

In a video that started circulating among conservative blogs over the weekend, the Arizona Republican is seen telling supporters in North Phoenix that in a private meeting in the Oval Office, Obama said “the problem” with border enforcement measures is that “if we secure the border then [Republicans] won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform.” [. . .]

Still, the statement of Sarah Saldana fits Michael Kinsley’s definition of a political gaffe, namely an instance where an official reveals a true fact that is inconvenient.

Obama ICE Director: No Immigration Enforcement until Amnesty Is Passed, Breitbart, July 21, 2015

President Obama’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director tells lawmakers that no consequences are planned for sanctuary cities until Congress first passes “comprehensive immigration reform.” Sarah Saldaña testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on criminal alien violence.

After hearing emotional testimony from families torn apart by illegal immigrant murderers, Republican members of Congress grilled two administration witnesses: Leon Rodriquez, Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Sarah Saldaña, Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Both Rodriquez and Saldaña have been tasked with carrying out President Obama’s executive amnesty for so-called DREAMers, which includes work permits and medical benefits for low-income illegal aliens funded by citizen taxpayers.

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) repeatedly pressed Saldaña on why the Administration was taking no action against sanctuary jurisdictions that refuse to turn over dangerous criminal aliens from their prisons and jails to federal law officers.  Saldaña replied that Congress would first have to pass “comprehensive immigration reform.”

Vitter: “This has been going on for years and you still are not prepared to say that there is ever going to be any negative consequence to those [sanctuary] jurisdictions. When is that going to change?”

Saldaña: “I presume when you all address comprehensive immigration reform; perhaps it can be addressed there.” [. . .]

Congressman Mo Brooks Submits Bill Requiring Government to Collect Illegal Alien Crime Data

More than a decade ago, when I began a website focused on illegal alien crime victims, ImmigrationsHumanCost.org, it didn’t take long to understand that the government was not interested in revealing the extent of lawbreaking foreigners’ offenses against Americans. The most basic statistics just weren’t available.

Ann Coulter has pointed out the same lack of information in recent columns and in her latest book Adios America. She observed (p. 99), “You will spend more time trying to obtain basic crime statistics about immigrants in American than trying to sign up for Obamacare. The facts aren’t there.”

The truth about illegal alien crime is not politically acceptable, so the government hides it.

Anyway, how hard can it be to obtain and collate information from incarcerated persons? They are a census-taker’s dream.

Congressman Mo Brooks (R-SC) hopes to fix that problem with legislation he introduced on Wednesday, the Arrest Statistics Reporting Act.

Congressman Brooks published a test version of his floor speech:

To Protect Americans from Illegal Alien Crime, We Must Have Better Data, July 22, 2015

Mr. Speaker, America’s policymakers face an information gap that undermines our ability to make the immigration policy decisions needed to protect American lives from the threat posed by illegal aliens.

What information gap?  Crime statistics that reflect criminal conduct by illegal aliens.  The horrifying murder of 32-year-old Kate Steinle in San Francisco has once again put crime by illegal aliens in the national spotlight.

But this issue should always be in the spotlight, because it daily affects American citizens across the country, despite pro-amnesty forces’ best efforts to suppress politically inconvenient truth about illegal alien crime in America.

The fact is, America’s crime data for illegal aliens is inadequate.  While we have access to federal sentencing data for illegal aliens, illegal alien crime data for cities, counties and states is just not there.  For example, while illegal aliens are roughly 3.5% of America’s population, U.S. Sentencing Commission data reflects that, out of 74,911 federal sentencing cases, illegal aliens committed 17% of drug trafficking, 20% of kidnapping/hostage taking, 12% of money laundering, 12% of murders, and a whopping 74% of drug possession felonies!  If this federal data is any indicator, illegal aliens are far more likely to commit violent and dangerous crimes than the average American or lawful immigrant! Continue reading this article

Senate Committee Hears from Families Whose Loved Ones Were Killed by Illegal Alien Criminals

On Tuesday morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing, Oversight of the Administration’s Misdirected Immigration Enforcement Policies: Examining the Impact on Public Safety and Honoring the Victims. Chaired by Senator Grassley, the committee heard testimony from five Americans who had lost family members at the hands of criminal illegal aliens.

The first to speak was Susan Oliver, the widow of Sacramento County Deputy Danny Oliver, who was killed with another officer last October by a previously deported Mexican gangster during a six-hour crime spree in northern California.

Below, Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver, left, and Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr.

Susan Oliver’s Written Testimony

The most publicized case, the one that prompted this hearing, was the murder of Kate Steinle as she strolled a popular San Francisco pier with her father. She was shot by a five-times-deported Mexican career criminal, Francisco Sanchez, who had been recently released by the county sheriff because of the city’s extreme sanctuary policy.

Kate’s father spoke about his daughter: Jim Steinle’s Written Testimony

In terms of politicians protecting foreign lawbreakers, the death of Denny McCann in Chicago is one of the most disturbing around. Denny was run down and dragged to death by drunk-driving illegal alien Saul Chavez. But instead of keeping the perp in jail for trial, Cook County released him on bail even though he was an obvious flight risk. So of course Chavez disappeared, leaving the McCann family with a big legal mess along with the emotional pain.

Below, Denny McCann

In his statement, Denny’s brother explained the very suspicious release of the criminal in secret on a Sunday after the family had been assured by authorities that Chavez wouldn’t be allowed to post bond because of an immigration detainer. It’s hard not to think a fix was in, somewhere in Chicago politics.

Brian McCann’s Written Testimony

Laura Wilkerson spoke on behalf of her 18-year-old son Josh who was savagely beaten to death by Hermilo Moralez. She read from the autopsy report to reveal the brutality of the beating which the medical examiner described as torture: Joshua was “tied up with braided rope, 13 loops around his neck with a slipknot; it goes behind his back through his back belt loop; it goes to his hands in his feet behind his body. He has multiple fractures in his face and nasal cavity. His throat and his voice box are crushed.”

Wilkerson challenged the Senators to stop putting foreign criminals first, and start protecting Americans: “I don’t want the sympathy. I want you to do something.”

Below, Joshua Wilkerson (left) was killed by fellow student and illegal alien Hermilo Moralez who bragged about his martial arts “killing skills” at trial.

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Laura Wilkerson’s Written Testimony

Michael Ronnebeck, the uncle of Grant, spoke about the murder of his nephew as he worked checkout in an Arizona convenience store. The illegal alien shooter is reportedly a member of the Mexican mafia. Michael pleaded for laws to be enacted that would protect Americans.

Below, Grant Ronnebeck, who was 21 when shot dead by an illegal alien Mexican.

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Michael Ronnebeck’s Written Testimony

Finally, Senator Sessions, who had been given the gavel by Senator Grassley, cross-examined the second panel of witnesses, two useless administration muppets. Sessions ended up by declaring the obvious truth about illegal alien crime: “This administration has consistently and steadfastly place the goal of amnesty above the goal of public safety.”

You can watch the full hearing on C-SPAN: Immigration Enforcement July 21.

 

Italians Protest Their Government’s Immigrant Dumping

Not that many years ago, when a nation was invaded, its government organized resistance through its military forces. These days, the governments of Europe are facilitating the invasion by rescuing the thousands Africans headed north for plunder and depositing them in the desired end point of their journey.

Europeans located on the edges, like Italians and Greeks, are not happy with being inundated by diverse hordes looking for a handout.

Below, African men disembark on the alien-battered Italian island of Lampedusa in May 2015.

As happens when governments don’t do the job they were hired to do, the DIY urge may occur among the citizens (sometimes called vigilantism). Instances of citizens protecting their country from invasion via illegal immigration will hopefully expand, because that’s the only hope for Europe’s survival.

It’s unfortunate that Italians feel they must defend their homes against opportunists from the third world. There are some genuine refugees taking to boats across the Mediterranean, but most are economic moochers from peaceful African nations who want a first-world lifestyle.

Meanwhile Europe has problems of its own, like stubborn unemployment and doesn’t need thousands of unskilled African men who feel entitled to free stuff. This invasion could end badly when employment shrinks even further because of automation, and legions of jobless foreigners become disappointed and angry. Better to end it now, Europe.

Anti-immigrant protests break out in Rome, Treviso, ANSA, July 17, 2015

(ANSA) – Rome, July 17 – A bus carrying 19 asylum seekers and escorted by police in riot gear pushed past protesting local residents and extremists from the far-right Casapound political group to arrive at the doors of a migrant reception centre in Rome’s Casale San Nicola district Friday. The refugees were spotted inside the bus, curtains drawn as the bus was pelted water bottles and other objects thrown by anti-immigrant protesters, some of them shouting “You have to get out of here”.

Police at one point baton-charged the protesters after coming under a barrage of objects including sun umbrellas and chairs. Protesters also torched rubbish bins and bales of hay, while others tried to block a street.

Rome Prefect Franco Gabrielli was adamant that the protesters would be cleared. “We won’t take any steps back,” he said. Later in the day he said the violent anti-immigrant demonstrations were “indecent and unseemly”. “I hope law enforcement will cite these people so their records will reflect the things they have stained themselves with,” he said.

The prefect added “I sincerely hope the temperature will go down”. Police said later that 14 of their own were injured in the violent clashes and they arrested two protesters, cited one offender, and identified 15 more. Investigators are still going over video material to identify further suspects, police said in a statement. Continue reading this article

Boeing Aircraft Increases Robots in Factories

In the Seattle area, the Boeing aircraft manufacturing company has long been a big player in the local economy. Now the firm is expanding the use of robots in building airplanes, and though it promises that nobody will lose their jobs any time soon, we can see the long-term trend: more robots, fewer human workers.

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And that trend has been studied by experts, who say we’re at the beginning of a workplace revolution that is making human workers obsolete for many tasks. Two Oxford University researcher opined in a 2013 paper that nearly half of American jobs are vulnerable to automation in the next 20 years. The Gartner tech consulting company predicts that one-third of jobs will be performed by smart machines in 2025, one short decade from today. Certainly the jobless recovery is at least partially due to the increased efficiency via technology that businesses employed to survive the recession.

At this point, companies really have no choice but to adopt the new automated technologies. When competitors are getting seriously improved efficiency and therefore cost savings from robots, then everyone has to go that way. Boeing is competing with Airbus, and the whole industry is moving to automation.

It’s similar to when one builder in town hires cheapie illegal aliens and can underbid jobs by 30-50 percent, then other contractors are forced into Mexican labor also, or lose everything.

Given these fundamental workplace changes causing current and future job reduction in the millions, it makes no sense to continue importing immigrant workers because of a mythical labor shortage caused by the retirement of the boomer generation. In fact, given the automation revolution, the correct number of immigrants is ZERO.

So long Rosie, hello Robot: Meet the machine that’s about to revolutionize the airplane factory, Puget Sound Business Journal, July 19, 2015

BoeingFactoryRobotRight: Mark Irby, KUKA Systems senior account manager, looks over a fastener robot. Not long ago, Boeing began to automate drilling of fastener holes in fuselages. Now robots will complete the entire fastening operation.

At an Everett industrial park, in a space smaller than the average Safeway, one of the world’s largest robotics companies and Boeing are inventing the future of aircraft building.

There, orange robotic arms bend and pivot in a mechanized dance.

The machines have been operating for weeks to test an automated system that will drill and install 50,000 fasteners on the fuselage of each new Boeing 777 — and even more on the upcoming 777-9X. Today those fasteners are installed by hand.

The 777X is the newest and largest of a trio of airplanes — along with the 787 and 737 — that will drive most of Boeing’s profits for years to come. As it fights with Airbus for every sale, Boeing is placing a big bet on robots to cut costs.

“It’s the way they’ve got to go,” said Scott Hamilton, president of Leeham LLC, a Seattle-area aerospace consultancy. “As they move into 777X and they automate the line, it’s long overdue.”

Precision aim
When the system is running, twin robot arms mounted on the machine’s self-driven, wheeled platform will slowly creep along the inside of the fuselage. At the same pace, a crawler outside the fuselage will aim a corresponding arm at the plane’s exterior.

The drilling, placement and completion of each fastener from the inside and outside robot arms will be perfectly aligned with each other for an instant, before moving on to be perfectly aligned for the next drilling and fastening moment.

“Think of it like a sewing machine,” said Jason Clark, vice president of 777 operations.

Today, jets are mostly “sewn” together by hand.

It was only two years ago that Boeing took initial steps toward automation, including a system to drill (but not fasten) sections of the fuselage, and another to robotize the painting of wings.

Like Boeing, Airbus also has been far behind the automotive world in terms of robotics, Hamilton said, but now the A320 line in Hamburg, Germany, is “much more filled with robotics.” Continue reading this article

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