The ChiCom’s economic success via manufacturing has come with a large cost to the health of the Chinese people and to the environment with choking pollution caused by unrestrained factory emissions. The recent prolonged spell of suffocating smog has shown the severity of the problem.
A few days ago, Beijing issued its first Red Alert of the year for 23 cities and an area roughly the size of the United States. Schools and factories have been shut down. Flights are cancelled because of poor visibility. Half a billion people are affected, and Chinese routinely wear masks in public to filter out the filth they are breathing.
Asia’s growing air pollution – billowing plumes of soot, smog and wood smoke – is making the Pacific region cloudier and stormier, disrupting winter weather patterns along the West Coast and into the Arctic, researchers reported Monday.
Carried on prevailing winds, the industrial outpouring of dust, sulfur, carbon grit and trace metals from booming Asian economies is having an intercontinental cloud-seeding effect, the researchers reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. . . .
Americans spend a fortune on environmental protection to keep our air invisible, but that expense is being undermined by the Red Chinese and their filthy manufacturing. American industry is required to minimize the pollution it produces, yet we have a trade deal with the ChiComs that treats them as fair partners, not cheaters and major polluters. This sort of fraudulent “free trade” is part of the reason why Americans elected Donald Trump in November.
So when President Trump renegotiates the trade deal with the People’s Republic of China, he can hit them with a pollution charge rather than a tariff.
Pollution levels are six times higher than the World Health Organisation guidelines, Greenpeace says
Residents living in 24 cities across north-east China have been told not to leave their homes after thick grey fog engulfed the region.
The build up of the most severe episode of poisonous smog in a year has prompted a red alert warning, triggering the closure of schools and restrictions on road traffic.
Some 460 million people have been affected by pollution levels that environmental group Greenpeace claimed were six times higher than the World Health Organisation’s guideline levels.
China declared a “war on pollution” in 2014 amid concern its heavy industrial past was tarnishing its global reputation and holding back its future development
But it has struggled to reverse the damage done by decades of breakneck economic growth, much of it based on the coal-burning power sector.
The smog – which has shrouded the area for four days– has grounded more than 300 flights from the country.
The chief executive of the world’s biggest oil exporter was also caught up in the disruption, with his plane prevented from landing in Beijing on Tuesday due to the heavy smog.
Amin Nasser, CEO of the Saudi Arabian oil producer Aramco, was due to attend an event on Saudi culture at Beijing’s National Museum.
China’s environment ministry has warned that firms were flouting emergency restrictions.
Some power plants and chemical producers had not scaled back operations in line with new regulations, according to China Environmental News, the official publication of the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Continue reading this article
It’s not a secret that the civilization’s Islamic enemies in Al Qaeda and ISIS have used immigration to further its project of world conquest. For example, an ISIS operative stated that the group would use the Syrian refugee crisis to infiltrate Europe through placing its agents within the fleeing hordes. There’s even an islamic word for jihad by immigration: hijrah.
Still, it’s interesting to hear that one of Al Qaeda’s top planners, 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, named immigration as a key component for muslims to achieve world dominance.
Mitchell said KSM believed “the easiest way to win the long battle to take over the world with sharia law was actually through immigration and by out-breeding non-Muslims.” (Polygamy!)
So one of the top jihad leaders thinks in terms of immigration as their major weapon against us. Angela Merkel, are you listening?
Mitchell also said that hostile muslims are training us into shariah compliance using the west’s weak response of political correctness to every cultural challenge. Muslims claim to be offended at our customs, and westerners change their behavior to make them shut up. That needs to stop.
(CNSNews.com) – Dr. James Mitchell, who interrogated 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, told Fox News’ “The Kelly File” on Wednesday that political correctness allows for terrorists to operate amongst us “without being challenged” and that the terrorist mastermind predicted that attacks like what happened in Berlin recently would occur.
“Here’s the way political correctness works for a guy like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, it allows them to operate in our midst without being challenged. It allows them to ratchet up the focus on sharia law without us pushing back on it, and we end up inadvertently imposing on ourselves the blasphemy laws of sharia, because we cut back on the things that they find offensive,” Mitchell said.
“We change the way we dress. We don’t have Christmas parties anymore. We don’t say Merry Christmas to each other on the street. Women have to wear headgear. They set up these enclaves, and out of these enclaves they try to impose sharia on those people who come into them. We simply have to not let that happen,” he said.
Mitchell, author of “Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying to Destroy America,” said when he saw the recent Berlin terrorist attack, his first thought was “this was exactly the sort of thing that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed had predicted.”
“Back in 2004, maybe early 2005 – years after his last harsh interrogation – he and I were talking about what he saw as upcoming trends in terror attacks, and he had become fascinated by the amount of damage that Malvo had done along with Muhammad around the Beltway when they were shooting people out of the trucks and cars, and for him what surprised him how much paralysis it had caused given how few deaths were involved – few from his perspective,” Mitchell said, referring to the Beltway snipers Lee Boyd Malvo and John Allen Muhammad.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told Mitchell that “our civil liberties and our openness and our willingness to be responsive to others cultures were actually gifts from his god, that they were weaknesses and flaws that … his god Allah had put into the American culture so that we could be defeated.”
“He said the easiest way to do that in spite of the fact that al Qaeda dreamed of these big huge catastrophic attacks, that wasn’t particularly practical, that the easiest way to win the long battle to take over the world with sharia law was actually through immigration and by out-breeding non-Muslims. He said that like-minded jihadi brothers would immigrate to western democracies and to the United States,” Mitchell said. Continue reading this article
The holidays are tough for families when there is an empty spot at the table, particularly so when that person was killed in a preventable crime by an illegal alien. The Washington Times reminded its readers of the costs of open borders on its Friday front page:
So crime victim families will soon have a friend in the White House, unlike now. The Roots work to keep Sarah’s killer in the news in hopes of his eventual apprehension, and they are confident the Trump administration will initiate policies that will help prevent other illegal aliens from murdering innocent Americans.
Daughter killed by illegal alien in tragedy without justice
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — There was a time when Scott Root and Michelle Wilson-Root looked forward to Christmas, but not this year.
Their 21-year-old daughter, Sarah Root, was killed Jan. 31 by Eswin Mejia, an illegal immigrant from Honduras accused of plowing into the back of her vehicle as he street-raced while drunk in Omaha, Nebraska. He skipped bail. Nearly a year later, he remains a fugitive.
For the Roots, this is the first Christmas without her, their first since the tragedy put them on a path with President-elect Donald Trump, who brought national attention to the case as part of his call during the election campaign for a crackdown on illegal immigration.
The Roots and their 25-year-old son, Scott Jr., met with and campaigned for Mr. Trump in Iowa. His Nov. 8 victory was their victory, too. That doesn’t make Christmas any easier.
“It’s going to suck,” said Mr. Root, his blank face a contrast to the cheerful green and red decorations at the local Starbucks. “Just like Thanksgiving sucked. Empty.”
It’s not hard to see why Sarah Root’s death resonated with Mr. Trump. The day before she was killed, Sarah graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Bellevue University, where she carried a 4.0 GPA while working full time at Walgreens.
The 19-year-old driver, also known as Edwin Mejia, had a blood alcohol content of 0.241, three times the legal limit, when his truck rear-ended her Oldsmobile Bravada SUV. Despite Mejia’s history of missing court dates, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refused to put a hold on him.
Charged with vehicular homicide, Mejia posted the required $5,000 of the $50,000 bond set by a Nebraska judge and fled. He has been added to ICE’s most-wanted list, although there is no word on his whereabouts.
The case soon came to symbolize a perfect storm of judicial and bureaucratic indifference. Even ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale acknowledged in a letter to Iowa and Nebraska Senate Republicans that “Edwin Mejia should be in custody.”
“The killer of our child is gone,” said Mr. Root. “The judge has no accountability. The federal government, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said he wasn’t an enforcement priority. Now he’s on the top 10 of the ICE list, so he is a priority, but there’s no federal money to catch him. Zero.”
From a political standpoint, the Roots were in the right place at the right time — Iowa, in the middle of a Republican presidential primary.
They connected with Mr. Trump in February and threw their support behind him as he bashed the Obama administration for allowing Mejia to slip through the cracks, first after he entered country as an unaccompanied minor in 2013 and then for refusing to detain him.
“I’ve met Sarah’s beautiful family. But to this administration, their amazing daughter was just one more American life that wasn’t worth protecting,” Mr. Trump said in his July 21 acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. “One more child to sacrifice on the altar of open borders.” Continue reading this article
Young people are particularly hard hit by the increased automation of business, since they need a first job to learn the basic skills of showing up on time, taking directions and pleasing the boss. Increasingly those basic first jobs — like waiter or pizza delivery driver — are being done by machines.
In fact, the whole basis of the economy — humans working for income and then purchasing products from business — is being undermined by the growth of automation. But nobody in government or business is paying attention.
Students looking to put some extra cash in their stocking this holiday season may end up with a lump of coal instead.
Traditional youth holiday job opportunities are increasingly being automated. Online shopping rates are expected to reach all-time highs this year, growing 18 percent to roughly half of all shoppers. Amazon added 120,000 seasonal employees this year to meet the online demand. That’s great for jobseekers in cities with Amazon warehouses, but not so great for those in the vast majority that don’t. These jobs are added at the expense of local mall jobs that have been a rite-of-passage for a generation of young jobseekers.
Other job opportunities traditionally filled by young people, including those at fast-food and grocery stores, are also increasingly being automated. McDonald’s recently announced ordering kiosks throughout the country and introduced clamshell grills that eliminate the need to flip burgers. Other employers like Panera Bread and Chili’s Grill & Bar have introduced self-ordering kiosks and tabletop tablets. According to one analysis from Cornerstone Capital Group, such systems can pay off in two or three years. Continue reading this article
President Trump is going to have a huge mess to clean up after Obama’s final weeks of nation-wrecking sabotage, particularly in the immigration arena. As has been reported, Obama promoted open borders by reclassifying “asylum” so Central Americans escaping poverty can say the magic words about credible fear at home and thereby get welcomed as asylees even though they are just economic fleebags.
The influx of illegal aliens from Central America crossing the border has surged over the final months of Obama’s permissive rule.
Democrats didn’t learn much from the election, but they did discern that their liberal mumbo-jumbo does not work on many traditional citizens in mid-America, so even more millions of big-government-favoring foreigners are needed for Dems to succeed in their nefarious schemes. As a result, Obama is herding in the maximum number of illegal aliens to vote the D-ticket in the next election and beyond. The Democrats are likely to become even more strident in their demands for increased immigration to grow their voter rolls.
BILL HEMMER: A major showdown looming now on immigration: from Los Angeles, William La Jeunesse.
WILLIAM LA JEUNESSE: Right now, Bill, there are two big issues: asylum and sanctuary cities. So let’s start at the border. Right now agents are on pace to apprehend almost 600,000 illegal immigrants. That is the highest in eight years, led by the continued surge of Central Americans. In one month agents apprehended 7,000 children, 15,000 families — almost double last year, but instead of being sent home, the majority are allowed to stay, treated by this president as victims of trafficking and persecuted refugees. Where previously, administrations saw them as economic immigrants, not entitled to stay. Right now ICE is spending $100 million a year, almost $700 per immigrant, flying women and children around the US to stay with family. Until the policy changes, experts say the surge won’t stop. Continue reading this article
Remember the video a few weeks back of an opportunistic theft of a bucket of gold from the back of a truck in New York City?
Turns out the thief, Julio Nivelo, is an illegal alien from Ecuador, with seven arrests and four deportations to his credit. Heck, he’s just another hard-working New Yorker, according to Bill De Blasio’s values: the major recently called his sanctuary town the “ultimate city of immigrants” after pledging to protect illegal aliens from President Trump’s program of law and borders.
Below, sharp-eyed Julio Nivelo, who hoisted an 86-pound bucket of gold and waddled off with it.
New York City police are still looking for Julio, who could go far on $1.6 million in gold.
Monday’s murderous truck jihad attack on the Berlin Christmas market makes the following video of particular importance. It shows the sort of anti-western training that some muslim children receive at home from their parents where the juveniles watch decapitation videos on TV and learn that infidels should be killed.
Interestingly, a salafist preacher is shown instructing how parents should beat their kids into proper islamic submission. Then a Frankfurt police spokesman says the jihadist imam cannot be deported because he has children of his own who need to be supported. Why not deport the kids as well? It’s racist to say that muslim kids can’t be raised in Islamic countries, is it not??
This video is a reminder of how insane it is to believe all diversity is equal and that muslims can be immigrated en masse with no problem.
NARRATOR: Salafism in schools in Frankfurt? Children of radical Salafist parents who are beaten or emotionally abused when they do not recite the Koran correctly? It is for real, and they are not just isolated cases, says the leader of State Security at the Frankfurt Police Presidency.
WOLFGANG TRUSHEIM: This is about war, about children being indoctrinated, they are only in primary school and already fantasize about how when they grow up, they want to join the jihad, kill infidels They refuse to play football with infidels, they say: “I’m not allowed to play football with you, but when I’m grown up, I will kill you, because you are an infidel.” Continue reading this article
The man believed to have driven a truck into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin Monday evening had come to Germany as a refugee from Pakistan this past February, multiple German media outlets reported.
The attack killed at least 12 people and left 48 others injured. Officials in Germany and the United States have described the crash as an apparent terror attack, though no group has claimed responsibility. Continue reading this article
One of the early problems facing President Trump after his inauguration will be dealing with sanctuary cities where illegal aliens including violent criminals are protected from prosecution and deportation by liberal governments. Many are doubling down with their pro-crime policy, most egregiously San Francisco, responsible for the preventable deaths of four people during the last decade because of the city protecting dangerous illegal aliens. Certainly President Trump can cut millions of dollars in federal funding to get their attention. But some liberal cities seem really stuck on the upside-down idea that protecting violent foreign criminals from law enforcement is somehow a 21st century version of human rights. Go figure.
Trump spoke often during his campaign about the crime victims of illegal aliens, including in his acceptance speech where he remarked, “Of all my travels in this country, nothing has affected me more deeply than the time I have spent with the mothers and fathers who have lost their children to violence spilling across our border.”
Sanctuary policies cause pain and death to innocent Americans who deserve better treatment from their government. One example is the murder of 25-year-old Spencer Golvach by a dangerous illegal alien criminal on a killing spree.
Spencer’s father Dan appeared on Fox Business recently to remind Americans of the danger from open borders.
ELIZABETH MacDONALD: First the sanctuary city of Chicago proposed a $1 million legal defense fund to protect illegal immigrants, never asking the taxpayers whether they’re worried about Chicago turning into a magnet for illegal criminals. Now San Francisco doing five times that amount, proposing a $5 million illegal immigrant defense fund. San Francisco town supervisor defending the proposal saying “We are proud to be a sanctuary city. . . we’re going to invest the resources needed to make sure that the 44,000 undocumented people who live in the city get legal representation if they’re taken into court.”
My next guest’s 25-year-old son Spencer Golvach was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant who had been deported already four times. This illegal immigrant hid in a sanctuary city. Spencer’s father Dan Golvach joins me now. Dan, it’s an outrage and it’s a disgrace what happened with the loss of your son. Quickly, can you please tell the viewers what happened.
SPENCER GOLVACH: January 31st of last year my son Spencer was sitting at a red light less than a mile from his home in the neighborhood I grew up in northwest Houston, and a four-time deported illegal alien that had done five years in prison for attempted murder and had a 15-year rap sheet just pulled up next to Spencer and randomly blew his brains out. He moved on down the road and shot and killed another motorist and then shot yet another motorist and then his last deed was an attempt to kill a Harris County Sheriff’s Department Deputy and fortunately the deputy was able to take him out. Continue reading this article
One likely effect of the Trump administration will be a resurgence of the illegal alien sob story, a literary sub-genre popular in liberal publishing which is easily written according to a long accepted style. The precursors are already showing up.
Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle had an above-the-fold front-pager with the print title “As Trump era nears, immigrants seek advice.” Of course, the subject is illegal aliens looking for an angle, not “immigrants” who are law-abiding people and don’t need to scam the system.
Unsurprisingly, the loyal friend of job-thieving foreigners — Catholic Charities — is leading the help brigade.
Counselor Beltrand Arellano (right) helps Mexican citizen (and illegal alien) Efrain Salazar with his questions at the Catholic Charities legal clinic in San Francisco.
Senior Salazar does not approve of President-elect Trump, calling him “heartless” — in Spanish of course, since he is a moocher here only for the dollars, not to assimilate and become an American. Salazar claims he is “contributing” to America by “paying rent” — although he has actually stolen a citizen’s job.
Funny how these newspaper scribblers are always interested in the opinions of foreign lawbreakers. I can’t remember similar concern with the feelings of Kate Steinle’s parents regarding San Francisco’s decision to keep its sanctuary policy even after their daughter was shot dead by a five-times-deported alien criminal.
Maybe President Trump will figure out that a good judo move might be to push for a journalist employment visa, since that is the only major jobs category not facing immigrant replacements. That strategy would strain the liberal values of reporters, which are probably not so deep when their jobs are the ones threatened by foreign diversity.
Efrain Salazar, looking tired and down, sat in the waiting room of a drop-in immigration clinic on a recent afternoon because he couldn’t wait any longer.
His sister, a U.S. citizen, applied for permanent residency for Salazar, an immigrant from Mexico living in San Francisco illegally, in the late 1990s. He’s moved around a lot since then and taken a lot of different jobs, and he never bothered to find out where he was in the line for a green card. Until now.
“I’m wondering where I am in the process,” said the 63-year-old Potrero Hill resident, who works as a prep cook in a Marina neighborhood restaurant.
One person prompted Salazar’s sudden interest: President-elect Donald Trump. Salazar is one of many immigrants without documentation who are anxious about their fates under the Trump administration and are turning to drop-in immigration clinics for legal advice.
“The way he acts is not the way a president should act,” Salazar said as he waited. “He’s heartless.” Like the others interviewed at the clinic, he spoke in Spanish through an interpreter. “We came here to work, we’re paying rent, we’re contributing. Why is he discriminating so much against us?”
There are at least two dozen legal organizations that offer immigration assistance in San Francisco, and many of them run drop-in clinics in which a lawyer or an immigration counselor sits ready to help whoever walks in the door at little to no cost. Anecdotally, the clinics report more clients and a big increase in fear and anxiety since Trump’s election.
That was certainly the case at the nondescript offices of Catholic Charities at Eddy and Gough streets the other day. Salazar and 14 other immigrants showed up in the morning and scored the 15 available slots for the weekly clinic, while others were turned away. The lucky ones were told to come back that afternoon to wait for time with Beltrand Arellano, an immigration counselor and the only person offering legal guidance at the clinic that day. Continue reading this article
Two weeks ago, a muslim teenager alleged she was attacked on a Manhattan subway by drunk Trump advocates, but she has now admitted the whole thing was a lie. Yasmin Sewei’s excuse now is that her father was already angry that she dated a Christian, so when she was out late she cooked up a lie appealing to Trump haters which apparently included her muslim-strict dad.
Actually, daddy looks to be a big disciplinarian in the Islamic tradition, judging by the photos of the arraignment where little lying Yasmin appeared with her head shaved. That style is a change from her previous heavily made-up appearance, and reports say her parents required the muslim makeover. Actually, Yasmin is lucky she wasn’t killed and probably would have been if the family was back in Egypt.
Below is part of Thursday’s New York Daily News front page:
Of course, the bigger crime is muslim immigration. They despise our culture and values and should not be allowed to immigrate here. Some diversity is just appalling.
A Muslim student who said she was harassed on the subway by drunken, hate-spewing white men shouting “Donald Trump!” lied to police because she broke her curfew, law enforcement sources said Wednesday.
Yasmin Seweid, 18, joined a growing list of local and national alleged hate-crime victims when she told cops she was taunted Dec. 1 on the No. 6 train by three men who called her a terrorist and tried to snatch her hijab off her head while straphangers did nothing.
But Seweid finally broke down Wednesday and was arrested after she admitted to detectives that it was all a big lie.
“Nothing happened, and there was no victim,” a police source said.
Police sources say Seweid made up the story because she didn’t want to get in trouble for breaking her curfew after being out late drinking with friends.
Her strict, Muslim parents allegedly forced Seweid to shave her head over the incident and were upset that she was dating a Christian, sources said. Continue reading this article
Apparently people in the Netherlands are just as sick of elite opinion about the wonderfulness of diversity as Americans are. A recent poll from the country found an uptick in the favorability toward the political party run by MP Geert Wilders, the Party for Freedom (PVV).
A few days ago, Wilders was convicted of hate speech by a court for agreeing with a crowd of supporters that “fewer” Moroccans would be an advantageous policy and one he would pursue.
GEERT WILDERS: Dear friends, I still cannot believe it, but I have just been convicted. Because I asked a question about Moroccans. While the day before yesterday, scores of Moroccan asylum-seekers terrorized buses in Emmen and did not even had to pay a fine, a politician who asks a question about fewer Moroccans is sentenced. (Transcript continues)
(AFP) – The party of populist anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders has risen strongly in the polls since the lawmaker was tried and convicted of discrimination, according to a survey published Sunday.
If legislative elections due next March were held this week, Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV) would pick up 36 out of 150 seats in the lower house of parliament, making it the biggest single political group, it found.
Before the trial began on October 31, the PVV was credited with 27 seats.
During the trial, but before his conviction on Friday, its estimated share rose to 34 seats. It currently has 12 lawmakers. Continue reading this article
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