Australians are fortunate to live in an island nation where the big ocean is their border. As a result, their navy functions as the border patrol and invaders get plunked on offshore islands. Now Obama has volunteered to rescue them, even though jihadists have openly stated they use refugee flows to insert active terrorists into the West.
As is often the case with Muslims, those residing in Australia have shown little willingness to assimilate to the culture and values of the nation’s population.
Below, Muslims in Sydney rioted over a film that portrayed them as violent.
President Obama rushed the investigative process to admit as many unscreenable Syrians as possible before the end of his reign. Now he is forcing Americans to accept mostly Muslim foreigners that Australia won’t take.
CANBERRA, Australia – The United States has agreed to resettle an unspecified number of refugees languishing in Pacific island camps in a deal that is expected to inspire more asylum seekers to attempt to reach Australia by boat, officials said on Sunday.
One of Donald Trump’s campaign promises was to bring back manufacturing jobs by renegotiating trade deals which have been disadvantageous to American workers and also by improving the business environment generally.
On Thursday, the Trump jobs strategy was discussed on the Fox Business channel, including renegotiating NAFTA and rejecting the Trans Pacific Partnership.
As I wrote in a 2014 blog (”Manufacturing Is Returning to US, but Automation Means Fewer Hires”), reshoring is already occurring, but it has been based the cost savings of smart machines. Unfortunately for citizens, business’ movement to automation went undiscussed during the presidential campaign. A robot-assisted American in a reshored factory might do the work of several workers abroad without machine helpers. And the returned plant won’t have nearly as many workers as the original US manufacturer, simply because of increased efficiency from improved technology.
Machines are doing more of the nation’s work, and particularly so in factories where repetitious tasks can easily be performed by smart robots. Human workers are just a lot less necessary for production than they used to be a few years ago.
So President Trump’s reshoring project is likely to be disappointing in the number of jobs returning to America: it won’t be his fault, but as the nation’s leader, he should know about the technological revolution that threatens to undermine the traditional economic order of producers hiring workers.
The automation of factories is a big factor for job loss in the U.S.
As the election results rolled in last night, it became increasingly clear that America — and the world — would never be the same. The American people overlooked all of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s faults and elected him to office in the belief that he will fix the nation’s deep-seated problems of inequity and injustice. And they rebelled against the business interests and corruption that they believed Hillary Clinton represented.
Trump’s victory was enabled by technology — everything from his use of social media to Clinton’s email scandals to Russian hacking. But advancements in technology and how they reshape our economy may also keep him from delivering on some of the major promises that made him so popular during the campaign season.
The truth is that, over recent decades, the rich have been getting richer. Power has shifted to Wall Street and business. Globalization has caused the loss of millions of jobs in the United States. Some white Americans have also been terrified at the changing complexion — and values — of the country. Trump very smartly played to these fears and promised his supporters what he knew they wanted: greater economic opportunity by bringing back jobs shipped overseas.
But those jobs, many in the manufacturing sector, are increasingly done by technology. Machines are learning to do the jobs of manufacturing workers; artificial intelligence-based tools are mastering the jobs of call-center and knowledge workers; and cars are beginning to drive themselves.
Over the next decade, technology will decimate more jobs in many professions, inequality will increase and more people will be disadvantaged.
Some robots already cost less to operate than the salaries of the humans they replace, and they are getting cheaper and better. Boston Consulting Group predicts that, by 2025, the operating cost of a robot that does welding will be less than $2 per hour, for example.
That’s more affordable than the $25 per hour that a human welder earns today in the U.S., and even cheaper than the pay of skilled workers in the lowest-income countries. Continue reading this article
During Donald Trump’s victory speech, some of the best praise went to the Senate’s faithful defender of law and borders, Jeff Sessions. As the President-Elect (!) thanked several important people on his team of advisors and surrogates, he recognized Sessions to the applause of all in attendance:
“The first man, first senator, first major, major politician. Let me tell you, he is highly respected in Washington because he is as smart as you get. Senator Jeff Sessions. Where is Jeff? A great man.”
Below, Senator Sessions responds to Donald Trump’s recognition.
Here’s President-Elect Trump’s victory speech:
Hopefully, this attention signals that improved immigration enforcement remains high on the Presidential to-do list. Fortunately the candidate Trump’s website contains a thorough section about how immigration can be fixed to serve the American interest. Obama has been mucking up enforcement for eight years, so the list is rather long with all the policies that must be repaired.
However, the central issue of how many immigrants is not addressed, but decades of ceaseless foreigner inflow have made the public care about the number. A CIS poll from earlier this month found that 54 percent of likely voters want legal immigration reduced by at least half to 500,000 or less. The Trump statement mentions the immigration number only obliquely, saying he would, “Reform legal immigration. . . keeping immigration levels within historic norms.”
Prioritize the jobs, wages and security of the American people.
Establish new immigration controls to boost wages and to ensure that open jobs are offered to American workers first.
Protect the economic well-being of the lawful immigrants already living here by curbing uncontrolled foreign worker admissions
Select immigrants based on their likelihood of success in the U.S. and their ability to be financially self-sufficient.
Vet applicants to ensure they support America’s values, institutions and people, and temporarily suspend immigration from regions that export terrorism and where safe vetting cannot presently be ensured.
Enforce the immigration laws of the United States and restore the Constitutional rule of law upon which America’s prosperity and security depend.
FBI Director Comey’s weekend decision not to pursue crooked Hillary for her mishandling of secret government emails was a startling acquiescence to the White House position: In a letter to Congress, Comey said that Clinton should not face criminal charges on the basis of newly discovered State Department emails on a non-secure device.
One can imagine that the FBI Director was ferociously pressured to back down from his earlier accusations. And the switch created the desired headlines one day before the election that concerned voters could safely choose Hillary: she won’t be dragged from the Oval Office to be tried as a criminal!
The Sacramento Bee had a nicely artistic presentation:
The liberal press all headlined with the same not-so-subliminal message — Vote Democrat:
FBI SAYS REVIEW CLEARS CLINTON IN EMAIL INQUIRY — New York Times
FBI won’t pursue charges against Clinton — Washington Post
FBI Affirms No Clinton Charges —Wall Street Journal
FBI clears Clinton but Anger Persists — Los Angeles Times
Clinton cleared in late twist — Chicago Tribune
FBI clears Clinton in email case — Houston Chronicle
Again, no FBI e-mail charge — Denver Post
So five out of eight newspapers (chosen by me as being typical major publications) used the verb “clear” which is broad and has the air of finality. Continue reading this article
Adding to a growing population of culturally misogynous Muslims is dangerous for American women’s safety and well-being. Look at the problems Europe has had with Islamic rapefugees since the borders were opened by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
What possible reason is there for Muslim immigration at all? As a group, they are remarkably resistant to assimilation. The architect of modern Singapore, the late Lee Kuan Yew, remarked, “I think we were progressing very nicely until the surge of Islam came … I would say today, we can integrate all religions and races except Islam.”
More recently we have learned that the Clinton Foundation has sucked up many millions of dollars from the worst sharia holes on earth, where women are treated not like second-class citizens, but like property.
Author of Clinton Cash Peter Schweizer appeared on Fox News Saturday, and the list above of skanky contributors to the crime family foundation comes from that interview.
Below is a spare audio file of the interview:
TUCKER CARLSON: Peter Schweizer — he’s the author of Clinton Cash and inspired the investigation the FBI is now doing in the first place. He’s been interviewed multiple times by the Bureau. It’s great to see you this morning, so tell us how can she have received a million dollars from a foreign country — it just seems so out of bounds. What are the details?
PETER SCHWEIZER: Yeah, it’s completely out of bounds. When Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State, as a condition of taking that job, Tucker, they agreed to do a number of things: have complete transparency, disclosing donors, donations from foreign governments had to have pre-approval. In this case that didn’t happen, they didn’t disclose it and now this is multiple violations in this regard. So you have Qatar, at a time when the Arab Spring is taking place, they’re very anxious about what US position is going to be, giving a million dollars to the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Foundation not disclosing that, as they had agreed to do. Continue reading this article
As has been reported, there’s now a pre-election run on the border because foreigners from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe have heard that a Trump presidency will shut the open border and Hillary in command will bring a generous-to-them amnesty.
To call the current program “catch and release” is too kind: “welcome and release” would be more accurate.
Below, Border Patrol agents in Arizona fulfill their new function of greeting illegal aliens.
How bad is the chaos? A Thursday report from Fox News was concise and factual:
WILLIAM La JEUNESSE: Our presidential race is literally having immigrants from around the world racing to the US-Mexican border. Both Clinton and Trump — their immigration rhetoric or policies — are providing the cartels a powerful narrative: Get over this fence while you still can. . .
That message prompted a new surge along the border — a thousand arrested each night in South Texas alone.
America’s Senator Jeff Sessions posted a Critical Alert about the worsening chaos a few days ago. Now he and three others — Senator Chuck Grassley and Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Trey Gowdy — have written to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to demand enforcement and an accounting from his department:
The Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary
Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528
Dear Secretary Johnson:
We write requesting that you take immediate action and mobilize all available resources of the Department to stop the ongoing surge of illegal immigration at the southwest border, which is overwhelming the Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Numerous media reports indicate that this surge is a large-scale effort to enter the United States before this year’s presidential election. The onslaught of illegal immigration reflects continued efforts by aliens from Central America—El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala—to overwhelm our limited resources at the border, which inevitably results in the release of tens of thousands of removable aliens within the United States. In addition, thousands of Haitians and Africans are amassing in the Mexican cities of Tijuana and Mexicali for the purpose of presenting themselves to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers asserting dubious claims of asylum, which will practically guarantee their entry. This group of “Other Than Mexicans” at the southwest border comprises 70-75 percent of all border crossings.
The numbers are staggering. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, the Border Patrol apprehended 408,870 illegal aliens at the southern border, 23 percent more than the preceding fiscal year. Of those apprehended, more than 77,000 were members of so-called “family units,” which represents an increase of 95 percent over FY 2015 figures, and nearly 60,000 were unaccompanied alien minors, which reflects a 49 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. On October 31, the Department of Health and Human Services reported that the daily referrals of unaccompanied illegal alien minors averaged 262 over the last week and approximately 237 in October. By comparison, referrals averaged 148 per day in October of FY 2014, the year of the first surge, and 60 per day in October of FY 2015. As of October 27, 2016, the number of minors in ORR care is approximately 10,700. Continue reading this article
The Presidential race has, thanks to Donald Trump, focused on American unemployment because of excessive immigration and factories offshored to countries with low wages. But that’s not the whole picture by any means because automation is now changing the work universe fundamentally.
Below, robots build cars in Tesla’s Fremont California factory.
The good news is that some manufacturing is moving back to the US to save transportation costs. The bad news is the new factories will need far fewer human workers because robots will be doing a lot of the work. Therefore, if Trump is elected and can improve the inequitable trade deals, the resulting number of jobs returned to America may well be disappointing.
Pat Buchanan reported in 2012 that “the United States since 2000 has lost six million manufacturing jobs and 55,000 factories.” So it’s not a figment of Trump’s imagination that government trade deals have failed American workers.
As a result of the technological forces reducing jobs, Washington should wake up and reduce immigration accordingly, because. . .
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump blames Mexico and China for stealing millions of jobs from the United States.
He might want to bash the robots instead.
Despite the Republican presidential nominee’s charge that “we don’t make anything anymore, “manufacturing is still flourishing in America. Problem is, factories don’t need as many people as they used to because machines now do so much of the work.
America has lost more than 7 million factory jobs since manufacturing employment peaked in 1979. Yet American factory production, minus raw materials and some other costs, more than doubled over the same span to $1.91 trillion last year, according to the Commerce Department, which uses 2009 dollars to adjust for inflation. That’s a notch below the record set on the eve of the Great Recession in 2007. And it makes U.S. manufacturers No. 2 in the world behind China.
Trump and other critics are right that trade has claimed some American factory jobs, especially after China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001 and gained easier access to the U.S. market. And industries that have relied heavily on labor — like textile and furniture manufacturing — have lost jobs and production to low-wage foreign competition. U.S. textile production, for instance, is down 46 percent since 2000. And over that time, the textile industry has shed 366,000, or 62 percent, of its jobs in the United States.
But research shows that the automation of U.S. factories is a much bigger factor than foreign trade in the loss of factory jobs. A study at Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research last year found that trade accounted for just 13 percent of America’s lost factory jobs. The vast majority of the lost jobs — 88 percent — were taken by robots and other homegrown factors that reduce factories’ need for human labor.
“We’re making more with fewer people,” says Howard Shatz, a senior economist at the Rand Corp. think tank.
General Motors, for instance, now employs barely a third of the 600,000 workers it had in the 1970s. Yet it churns out more cars and trucks than ever.
Or look at production of steel and other primary metals. Since 1997, the United States has lost 265,000 jobs in the production of primary metals — a 42 percent plunge — at a time when such production in the U.S. has surged 38 percent. Continue reading this article
Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal front page featured a US map showing demographic change with the headline below reading “Rapid Change Aids Trump.” It seems that many citizens don’t like the cultural attack against American values that mass immigration and open borders cause.
Who ever voted to have a non-American nation? When given a chance to express their opinions in elections, Americans have chosen sovereignty and the English language. Other than ethnic restaurants, the government-mandated importation of various cultures from around the world has brought nothing but trouble for the citizens. As today’s WSJ article points out, schools are hard hit.
Below, the elementary school in Arcadia, Wis., went from almost all non-Hispanic white at the turn of the century to 73% Hispanic as of this year.
When immigrants relocate to a new country, they normally settle in ethnic neighborhoods where they can live among persons who share their language, values and culture. But when Americans want the same thing, they are called racist by liberal elites.
Furthermore, the rapid automation of jobs ranging from manufacturing to finance means that immigration is no longer needed for cheap labor — if it ever was. The government should be cutting the import of foreigners, but instead, according to a new CIS study, immigration is surging and the total population of immigrants hit a record high in 2015 of 43.3 million.
Data show immigration has made small towns in the Midwest more racially diverse in the past 15 years, shifting the political needle
ARCADIA, Wis.—Small towns in the Midwest have diversified more quickly than almost any part of the U.S. since the start of an immigration wave at the beginning of this century. The resulting cultural changes appear to be moving the political needle.
A Wall Street Journal analysis of census data shows that counties in a distinct cluster of Midwestern states—Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota—saw among the fastest influxes of nonwhite residents of anywhere in the U.S. between 2000 and 2015. Hundreds of cities long dominated by white residents got a burst of Latino newcomers who migrated from Central America or uprooted from California and Texas.
That shift helps explain the emergence of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as a political force, and signals that tensions over immigration will likely outlive his candidacy. Among GOP voters in this year’s presidential primaries, counties that diversified rapidly were more likely to vote for the New York businessman, the Journal’s analysis shows.
Mr. Trump is emphasizing the Midwest this week, with a stop in Wisconsin scheduled for Tuesday.
In Arcadia, Wis., Don Leibl saw the dairy-farming hamlet transform from nearly all white to more than one-third Latino as Mexican immigrants streamed in for jobs. It is a main reason, he said, he is voting for Mr. Trump for president.
There’s not much news coverage from the open borders in these days of political hysteria, but the occasional report does note the surge of illegals who fear a President Trump who has promised enforcement of America’s perimeter.
There is a crisis at our southwest border—one that in many ways exceeds the crisis we saw just two years ago, one that further undermines the integrity of our immigration system, but one that the most of the media has elected to ignore. The facts are clear:
Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council recently said that “the talk of amnesty has once again created pull factors and encouraged people from all over the world to cross Mexico and then cross our porous southern border to illegally enter the U.S. We are simply overwhelmed.” An ICE officer in El Paso said “The administration’s policies have created the influx and the crisis situation because people overrun our border knowing they have a chance to stay,” the officer said. “The workload, the number of people, we’ve had to deal with has by far surpassed any amount we’ve ever had to handle before.”
Due to the surge in immigration at the southwest border, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is currently detaining more than 40,000 aliens, with internal predictions indicating that the number could reach 47,000 in the coming months. Without additional funding, it is likely that ICE will release many of those detained into the United States; many of whom will fail to appear in court have criminal histories and will never be heard from again.
FIGHTS have broken out on the streets of Paris as riot police supported demolition workers in smashing up a camp full of UK-bound migrants
Scuffles broke out as mainly Afghans and Eritreans tried to save their possessions during the raid, which started soon after 8am.
It followed thousands of migrants arriving in the French capital following the razing of the Calais Jungle refugee camp last week. While some 5,000 Jungle residents agreed to be bussed to resettlement centres around France, many others headed off independently, saying they still wanted to get to Britain.
Up to 3,000 set up tents on the pavements around the Stalingrad Metro station, which is close to the Gare du Nord Eurostar hub in the north of Paris. Continue reading this article
Schweizer has stayed on the case and commented on the unfolding developments, particularly regarding Hillary’s detached style of management regarding her responsibilities. Earlier in the month, he remarked about one lesson from the Wikileaks revelations, that her organization is “staff-driven”:
SCHWEIZER: “That’s one of the stunning things that comes out in this. These are emails that are her senior staff and there are so many times when you know she is supposed to meet with somebody or talk with somebody, and Hillary simply says, well tell me when to call them and what to say. A lot of decisions are made without her input and it just shows that this is a very staff-driven organization. This is not somebody who is in a sense calling the shots. She’s relying on her staff what to say, when to say it and to set her policy.”
A hands-off management style is not what the nation needs in a president during these dangerous times, particularly when the Wikileaks emails have shown Hillary’s staff to be a corrupt team of weasels who will lie whenever a cover-up is required. And aides certainly shouldn’t be setting important policy, as they apparently did when Hillary was Secretary of State.
Schweizer appeared on Fox Sunday and discussed the latest news about the Clinton email scandal since FBI Director Comey reopened the case. Importantly, Schweizer pointed out the central role of Huma Abedin in everything Hillary Clinton does.
SCHWEIZER: “If you go look back at the interviews that were done by the FBI in the original email investigation, there’s some very very stunning quotes there from Department of State security personnel who are describing how Huma Abedin makes an enormous number of decisions related related to diplomatic factors and others, and to quote one of the security personnel, they had never seen a Secretary of State that dependent on a staff member. So if Huma is stepping away from the campaign, you wonder who’s gonna fill that role for Hillary Clinton.”
Here’s an audio version of the interview in case the YouTube disappears:
Finally, Huma Abedin has been staying at home to get her away from the campaign and reporters since she is under investigation. But it’s hard to imagine a Hillary presidency without Huma at her side, whispering Islam-friendly things into her ear. We hope for a different outcome than a Muslim Brotherhood voice in the next White House.
Paris, once called the City of Lights, now is home to squalid illegal alien camps, recently further worsened by additional residents since the authorities dismantled of the Calais encampment of thousands. For some reason, the government decided that redistributing the invasive foreigners around the country was a reasonable strategy. So a number of them unsurprisingly ended up in Paris, adding to the anarchy.
The number of refugees and migrants camping around Paris’ Stalingrad metro station has grown since Monday when the refugee camp in Calais known as the “Jungle” began to be dismantled. Footage shot on Friday in the area bordering the 10th and 19th arrondissement showed crowded rows of tents lining the pavement under the rail tracks.
Until recently, Paris streets were known for their vibrant cafe scene, not that different from the Cafe de Flore, pictured below in 1949.
But now, Parisians face parts of their city turned into a third world flophouse.
Below, Africans camp out near the Stalingrad metro station in Paris.
Below, Africans line up for free food in Paris.
The situation is another example of what happens when the government opens the border to the Third World. The political leaders of France should keep in mind that there are another billion Africans where these came from.
The number of migrants sleeping rough on the streets of Paris has risen by at least a third since the start of the week when the “Jungle” shanty town in Calais was evacuated, officials said.
Along the bustling boulevards and a canal in a northeastern corner of Paris, hundreds of tents have been pitched by migrants – mostly Africans who say they are from Sudan – with cardboard on the ground to try and insulate them from the cold.
While the presence of migrants there is not new, it has grown substantially this week, Colombe Brossel, Paris deputy mayor in charge of security issues, told Reuters.
“We have seen a big increase since the start of the week. Last night our teams counted 40 to 50 new tents there in two days,” Brossel said, adding that there was now a total of 700 to 750.
This means there are some 2,000-2,500 sleeping in the area, up from around 1,500 a few days before, she said.
“It’s not a huge explosion in numbers but there is a clear increase,” she said. “Some of them come from Calais, others from other places.”
After years as serving as an illegal base camp for migrants trying to get to Britain, the “Jungle” was finally bulldozed this week and the more than 6,000 residents of the ramshackle camp near the English channel were relocated to shelters around France. Continue reading this article
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