Washington Post: Muslim Kid Kamp Strengthens Tribal Identity — and That’s a Good Thing

Apparently Muslims residing in the United States have discovered the great outdoors as a swell place to act out their Islo-bonding behaviors. You wouldn’t expect them to appreciate nature just for its own beauty, right? Nope, camping with co-religionists builds group cohesion to resist against the nasty American infidels among whom they chose to live when they immigrated.

One place where they have pitched their tents is Yosemite, one of the jewels of America’s national park system.

For Young Muslim Men, Yosemite Retreat Strengthens Sense of Identity, KQED, June 4, 2016

There’s the Merced River running in the background and bird songs here or there. But the most compelling sound in Yosemite’s Lower Pines campground is the voice of 20-year-old Sohaib Awan.

He’s singing the Muslim call to prayer.

Awan is one of about 500 young Muslims here for the 48th Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Retreat. It’s the first time it’s ever been held on the West Coast. . .

If I were camping nearby, the Muslim call to prayer would be the last thing I would want to hear in Yosemite. Did the park consider the experience of American campers? Most nature lovers come to hear birds chirping and mountain streams gurgling, not hundreds of Islamics making their religious sounds.

Back east, Muslim kiddies pray and swim at Camp Ramadan, where activities keep their minds off the fasting of the Islam holiday. The Washington Post put a story about the campers on its front page the other day and went out of its way to make Islam in America appear normal — despite the many attacks by Muslims on Americans, recently in Orlando and San Bernardino. Peaceful Islam is a big lie, but loony libs like the Post insist upon their religious belief that all cultures are equal. Hey, let’s vacation in Islamabad!

In the Post video below, which includes lots of anti-Trump chatter from the kids, the voice-over concludes, “This Muslim community hopes that Boy Scouts will make their children America’s next generation of leaders.”

Well, that’s ambitious.

The Post can’t wait to bash Donald Trump in the text — it starts in the first paragraph in a story supposedly about diverse Islamic camping. Perhaps the anti-Trump ramp is part of the program to “actually strengthen their Muslim identity.”

Muslim camps are spreading in the U.S. to help kids ‘be proud of who they are’, By Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post, July 6 2016

It was the last day of Camp Ramadan, and a sea of smiling parents had their arms outstretched, holding up more than a dozen cellphones to capture all of the song and dance and children’s humor contained in the end-of-camp assembly. And onstage, a normally polite and bookish 11-year-old was channeling Donald Trump.

“As a leader, who do you wish to serve?” a child, playing the role of debate interviewer, asked the boy’s character — a certain political candidate with the alias of Ronald McDonald.

“I wish to serve my very fantastic self,” answered Amir-Abbas, 11, provoking peals of laughter from the parents. Money, he told the interviewer, is the key to great leadership — and he had lots of it.

“I’m trying to make America great again by kicking out Mexicans, Muslims and African Americans,” he added.

“By the way,” he said, sweeping a hand over his dark, cropped hair. “This hair is real.”

When Mona Eldadah started this camp four years ago, the idea was mainly about getting fasting Muslim kids off the couch during the holy month of Ramadan, and into activities that were both creatively stimulating and unifying. Continue reading this article

Heather MacDonald Explains the Deadly Cost of the Left’s Wrong-Headed Anti-Cop Ideology

Writer Heather MacDonald appeared with Rush Limbaugh on Friday and discussed the horrific murders of five Dallas police officers. It’s a very important conversation, particularly about what’s at stake: without the thin blue line of policing, civilization faces anarchy.

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Her well researched new book “The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe” disproves many of the left-wing claims about police misconduct.

I disagree somewhat with MacDonald’s statement near the end that economic need in the inner city has no relation to crime. The situation is more complicated than that. Whole generations have grown up on welfare, and the loss of jobs from the society may no longer seem like a problem to those who live within a cultural norm of food stamps and housing vouchers.

Jobs bring more than a paycheck: they also supply regularity to a family. Many a difficult kid has benefited from having a 9-to-5 gig where the structure of work has the calming effect of teaching basic responsibility. Having a good job allows young people to plan a future with a family and buying a house, where personal progress can be envisioned.

A couple generations ago, ordinary young people could go from high school graduation to a decent job in a nearby manufacturing plant. The St. Louis area that includes troubled Ferguson was home to several Big Three automotive plants, but they are all gone now as a result of the outsourcing of entire industries to cheap-labor havens abroad.

Not to excuse the violence in Ferguson and elsewhere, but young people have a right to be angry about their shrunken opportunities. Except the problem isn’t police, but instead is the globalist economy promoted by our own government that has devastated American workers via outsourcing and excessive immigration. The resulting social dysfunction comes largely from an economy that no longer supports the people. And today’s increasing automation is making a bad situation worse for many Americans.

Here’s the transcript of the interview:

Heather Mac Donald Talks About Her Essential Book: The War on Cops, RushLimbaugh.com, July 08, 2016

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RUSH:  And greetings to you.  Happy to have you with us, ladies and gentlemen, the Rush Limbaugh program, it is Friday.  Let’s commence.  And I know that many of you want to weigh in on what’s going on all over the place.  And you shall.  Whatever you want to talk about when we get to the phones, telephone number is 800‑282‑2882.  And the e‑mail address is ElRushbo@eibnet.com.

Okay.  The war on cops has now come to Dallas, Texas.  The war on police has come to Dallas, Texas.  Now, after the program yesterday I interviewed Heather Mac Donald for the next issue of the Limbaugh Letter.  She has a book out.  She’s a scholar, Manhattan Institute, and a prolific writer.  And her most recent book is: The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe. Not just the cops, but particularly the cops.

It was a compelling interview, and this morning I feverishly reached out and asked her if she had some time because she said some incredible things.  Her research has produced some incredible statistics, and I want you to hear it from her.  So she has graciously consented to come back and she joins us now.  Heather, thanks for making time today.  I really appreciate it.

MAC DONALD: Oh Rush, it’s an honor talking to you twice in 24 hours.

RUSH:  It’s a rare opportunity.  Most people don’t get that.  (laughing)

MAC DONALD:  They’d kill to be in my position.

RUSH:  It’s great that you had time to do this, because this book, I would now call this book essential.  Let me mention the title of this one more time, folks, “The War on Cops,” which will help you find it, that’s really all you need.  The full title is “How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everybody Less Safe.”  I don’t want to steal your thunder, but I want to review some of the things that you said yesterday.  I went back to the transcript of the interview.  Let me run through some of these things before you elaborate.

You said you could end all police shootings tomorrow, both lethal and nonlethal and justified and unjustified, and it would have a negligible effect on the astronomical rate at which blacks die by shootings.  And then there was this:  The Justice Department under Obama came out with a report in March of 2015, a little over a year ago, that found that black and Hispanic officers were actually far more likely to shoot unarmed black suspects under what’s known as threat misperception.  That is the false belief that the suspect is armed.  That happens much more than with white officers, who are less likely to engage in that type of threat misperception. Continue reading this article

Senate Democrats Kill Sensible Public Safety Legislation (Because Illegal Immigration)

Two decent immigration enforcement bills were crushed by Democrats in the Senate Wednesday, revealing how far the party has gone down the road of open borders for political gain. Both bills required 60 voted to proceed to debate in the Senate, but Democrats batted them down with few dissenters: see the names here. One measure (S. 3100) would have blocked certain federal funding for sanctuary cities, which sounds like a no-brainer to anyone not a Democrat. The other was Kate’s Law (S. 2193), promoted by Bill O’Reilly and others, would have imposed a mandatory minimum 5-year prison sentence on repeat border crossers. That bill was named for Kate Steinle, a victim of an undeported illegal alien criminal who was protected by San Francisco’s stubborn sanctuary policy.

Kate Steinle (pictured below) was shot dead July 1 2015 as she strolled with her father on a popular San Francisco pier. The man who confessed to her killing is an illegal alien Mexican who was deported five times, but returned to the alien-friendly sanctuary city.

Unfortunately, this news may get lost in all the Comey testimony today about the Clinton emails.

Below, a group of concerned citizens protested San Francisco’s sanctuary policy a few weeks after Kate Steinle’s shooting.

It’s particularly shameful that Senator Feinstein voted against public safety, since she was once the mayor of San Francisco and her Pacific Heights mini-palace is only a couple miles from the pier where Kate was shot.

Democrats’ filibusters shield illegal immigrants, sanctuary cities, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, July 6, 2016

Senate Democrats launched filibusters Wednesday to protect sanctuary cities and to shield repeat illegal immigrants from mandatory minimum five-year prison sentences, saying Republican lawmakers were following the lead of Donald Trump in attacking immigrants.

The votes were taken slightly more than a year after the slaying of Kate Steinle, whose death at the hands of an illegal immigrant shielded by San Francisco’s sanctuary policy ignited a fierce debate over localities’ laws that limit or ban police from turning over immigrants to federal deportation officers.

Steinle’s death on July 1, 2015, drew attention to victims of illegal immigrant crime — a part of the debate that is often overlooked.

But Democrats said the Republicans’ solutions — stricter penalties on repeat illegal immigrants and punishing cities and counties for shielding illegal immigrants — were wrong.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, said incarcerating illegal immigrants who repeatedly sneak into the U.S. after deportations would end up overcrowding prisons and cost Americans billions of dollars.

“Republicans are legislating Donald Trump’s vision that immigrants and Latinos are criminals and threats to the public,” Mr. Reid said.

He led Democrats in blocking the sanctuary bill, which fell seven votes shy of the 60 needed to override his filibuster, and the mandatory minimum bills, which fell five votes shy. Continue reading this article

Muslim Feelings Are Hurt by Western “Indifference” toward Their Suffering, Says New York Times

You can always count on the New York Times to present the anti-American view while clothing it in liberal journalistic propriety. Wednesday’s front page included the headline “Muslims stung by indifference to their losses” — referring to the apparent disinterest of the West to terror attacks in dar al-Islam. That observation is odd because the ummah (community of worldwide Muslims) is regarded by Islam as the ultimate uber-tribe, with all others categorized as unworthy underlings.

The sons of Allah have learned the victimhood tapdance from the West though, so reflexive complaints are part of the predictable political dialogue. A Baghdad resident grumbles that #PrayForIraq isn’t trending on Twitter, for example.

Not that there isn’t real suffering however, particularly during Ramadan, the holiday that celebrates killing infidels, including those caught up in the Sunni/Shia division. But mass slaughter is a cultural/historic norm of Islam, since the Koran commands the faithful to kill those who will not submit; e.g.“I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” — Koran 8:12.

Below, Bangladeshis remember those lost in the terrorist attack on Dhaka (from the Times report),

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The Times castigates Americans for not being sympathetic enough to suffering Muslims during instances of jihad violence, but when Bin Laden attacked this country on 9/11 and nearly 3000 were killed, Muslims celebrated those deaths in Gaza and elsewhere.

The Times piece gripes about global “atavism” (a proper educated word, so much nicer than “racism”), using examples of Brexit and Donald Trump’s candidacy. But the tribal urge is one of humanity’s strongest, reaching far back into our primitive history. Everyone prefers the safety of their own clan — the people who speak our language, share our values and understand our jokes.

Muslims bring none of those attributes. Plus many of them are busy trying to kill us infidels. Nevertheless, the NYTimes insists on an unrealistic standard of diversity appreciation from Westerners.

After Attacks on Muslims, Many Ask: Where Is the Outpouring?, New York Times, July 5, 2016

PARIS — In recent days, jihadists killed 41 people at Istanbul’s bustling, shiny airport; 22 at a cafe in Bangladesh; and at least 250 celebrating the final days of Ramadan in Baghdad. Then the Islamic State attacked, again, with bombings in three cities in Saudi Arabia.

By Tuesday, Michel Kilo, a Syrian dissident, was leaning wearily over his coffee at a Left Bank cafe, wondering: Where was the global outrage? Where was the outpouring that came after the same terrorist groups unleashed horror in Brussels and here in Paris? In a supposedly globalized world, do nonwhites, non-Christians and non-Westerners count as fully human?

“All this crazy violence has a goal,” Mr. Kilo, who is Christian, said: to create a backlash against Muslims, divide societies and “make Sunnis feel that no matter what happens, they don’t have any other option.”

This is not the first time that the West seems to have shrugged off massacres in predominantly Muslim countries. But the relative indifference after so many deaths caused by the very groups that have plagued the West is more than a matter of hurt feelings.

One of the primary goals of the Islamic State and other radical Islamist groups is to drive a wedge between Sunni Muslims and the wider world, to fuel alienation as a recruiting tool. And when that world appears to show less empathy for the victims of attacks in Muslim nations, who have borne the brunt of the Islamic State’s massacres and predatory rule, it seems to prove their point.

“Why isn’t #PrayForIraq trending?” Razan Hasan of Baghdad posted on Twitter. “Oh yeah no one cares about us.”

Hira Saeed of Ottawa asked on Twitter why Facebook had not activated its Safety Check feature after recent attacks as it did for Brussels, Paris and Orlando, Fla., and why social media had not been similarly filled with the flags of Turkey, Bangladesh and Iraq. “The hypocrisy is the western world is strong,” she wrote.

The global mood increasingly feels like one of atavism, of retreat into narrower identities of nation, politics or sect, with Britain voting to leave the European Union and many Americans supporting the nativist presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump. Continue reading this article

Security Guard Robot Is Sighted in San Francisco

I’ve reported earlier about the robot security guard. The Knightscope machine is a 300-pound snoop-bot that scoots around parking lots, recording license plates and other useful data.

The security robot is large and imposing, although it is not capable of aggressive action against bad behavior other than setting off an alarm.

What’s interesting about a recent report from Fusion is the information about the machine’s inexpensive cost — only $7 per hour for the standard rental, which is a lot cheaper than hiring a worker. That low pricetag will be attractive for the right kind of business that wants just the basic observer unit for a parking lot or similar environment.

The robot was seen rolling around the Uber parking lot in San Francisco, so the machines are being adopted in real situations today. That fact illustrates how the replacement of human workers by machines is not a distant future event but is a present reality that will likely increase going forward.

Keep in mind that the expanding use of smart machines to replace human workers means that the government’s continued importation of foreign workers via immigration is very unwise. The number of adult citizens not having a job hit a record high in May, specifically 94,708,000 Americans absent from the labor force. Oxford University researchers estimated in 2013 that nearly half of US jobs were vulnerable to computerization within 20 years. The Gartner technology consultants predicted that one-third of US jobs will be done by a computer or robot by 2025.

With that dire employment future predicted by experts, the correct immigration policy should be reduction to zero. US business won’t be needing millions of cheap foreign workers because the machines will be even cheaper.

Uber hired a robot to patrol its parking lot and it’s way cheaper than a security guard, Fusion, July 5, 2016

Uber drivers who pay a visit to the company’s inspection lot near Mission Bay in San Francisco will be met with a rather strange sight: a five-foot-tall, white, egg-shaped robot wheeling around the lot, on the look-out for trouble.

The robot is a K5, a 300-pound security robot made by Silicon Valley start-up Knightscope. It’s a stand-in for a human security guard. Stacy Stephens, Knightscope’s VP of marketing, says Uber is a recent customer of the company. The bot was spotted by friend of Fusion, Alan Sanchez, who stopped to take a photo of the bot and found that when he did, the robot stopped moving around to focus its stare on him:

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The robot has multiple high-definition cameras for 360-degree vision, a thermal camera, a laser rangefinder, a weather sensor, a license-plate recognition camera, four microphones, and person recognition capabilities. Once set up in a geofenced area, “it roams around looking for anomalies,” said Stephens. Continue reading this article

Why We Fight — the Anti-Jihad Edition for Independence Day

Robert Spencer is the author of much of JihadWatch.org and many books. As it happens, I am now re-listening to the audio version of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), a particularly informative book.

For Independence Day, Spencer has taken the title of the WWII films made by director Frank Capra to inform the American people about the danger they faced from German and Japanese fascism. Today there is a different threat, the one posed by hostile Islam that also plans to rule the world, yet political correctness prevents many in high office from explaining the true barbarity of the current enemy.

The situation verges on insanity: we see monstrous acts perpetrated on a near-daily basis, but the government pledged to keep us safe seems afraid to name what motivates the enemy. That won’t work to alert and mobilize the citizens.

Americans need to understand that we really are at war with an enemy of 1400 years standing. Given that situation, admitting Muslims into this nation as immigrants is not appropriate. Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt did not allow Nazi immigrants during WWII.

Spencer uses the device of contrasting America’s Constitutional principles of limited government with Islam’s own words declaring tyranny against all unbelievers.

Why We Fight, By Robert Spencer, JihadWatch.org, July 4, 2016

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Another Independence Day is upon us. Each one presents to us a challenge: will we also fight for freedom and independence, or give them up? The struggle for freedom has not changed, and will never change. It is the eternal struggle over whether human beings will live free, or willingly submit to slavery.

All over the world today, slaves are seeking slavery. Slaves everywhere are defending and even glorifying slavery. As those who are standing against tyranny continue to be excoriated as “enemies of the people,” demonized, and marginalized, avoiding slavery will be harder than ever. People everywhere defend oppressors and carry water for bullies and tyrants, and think all the while that they’re serving the cause of freedom.

In reality, you are either fighting for one thing, or the other. If you’re not working to advance the cause of freedom, you’re working to advance the cause of slavery. The cause of slavery has so very many advocates today. Be an advocate for freedom — for what we must defend, not what we must fight against:

1. Governments deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

What we must defend:

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…” — Declaration of Independence

What we must defend it against:

Non-Muslims have “absolutely no right to seize the reins of power in any part of God’s earth nor to direct the collective affairs of human beings according to their own misconceived doctrines.” If they do, “the believers would be under an obligation to do their utmost to dislodge them from political power and to make them live in subservience to the Islamic way of life.” — Syed Abul Ala Maududi, founder of the Pakistani political party Jamaat-e-Islami

Continue reading this article

Syrian Refugee Flood Continues, Now with Added Job Displacement

President Obama continues his project to overwhelm the American people with hostile diversity from abroad by using immigration as a weapon. Syrian refugees pour in, despite FBI Director Comey’s warning that they cannot be adequately screened for jihadists. The numbers keep rising as Obama strives to push 10,000 sketchy Syrians through the gates before the end of the fiscal year.

U.S. accepts record number of Syrian refugees in June despite terrorist screening worries, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, June 30, 2016

The U.S. accepted more than 2,300 Syrian refugees in June alone, sending the fiscal year total soaring past the 5,000 mark and putting the government on track to surpass President Obama’s goal of 10,000 by the end of September, but raising questions about screening out potential terrorists. . . .

Obama promised to “fundamentally change” America, and there’s no better way to accomplish that goal than than to demographically swamp traditional people with foreigners who do not share our values.

Muslims on the march to hijra the stupid-generous west.

Furthermore, the president is pushing citizens to the back of the employment line behind Syrian refugees. This is despite the fact that a record 94.7 million Americans of working age are not engaged in the labor force.

Obama administration calls on private sector to assist refugees, Reuters, June 30, 2016

The Obama administration on Thursday called on U.S. companies to assist refugees caught in a global refugee crisis in which 65 million people have been displaced, many of them by violent conflicts.

The administration is seeking help from the private sector with education, employment and the enablement of refugees to be independent, the White House said in a statement.

Fifteen founding companies have been recognized by the administration for taking on significant commitments to help refugees. Continue reading this article

Karen Tribespeople Are Happy to Pluck Turkeys in South Dakota

The PBS Newshour has a chipper little story that begins with informing viewers about the fastest turkey tail lopper in a poultry processing plant in Huron, South Dakota — who happens to be a refugee. In fact, when Nyo Maung is on vacation, his supervisor says, the productivity of the place slows down.

Isn’t that heartwarming? You wouldn’t expect an American to work that hard — particularly for a crummy $13 per hour.

(It’s doubtful PBS will check up on Maung’s health, particularly his hands, in a few years. Repetitive movements, like cutting off turkey tails even with a swell electric knife, have a tendency to cause strain and eventual injury.)

The group that has moved in the town of Huron en masse is from the Karen tribe of Myanmar. The BBC reports some locals say they are “befuddled” by the new residents, but the turkey business likes them very well.

Below, a refugee worker at a South Dakota turkey processor.

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The PBS narrative is a stream of excuses for hiring foreigners rather than Americans — the local kids can’t wait to leave town, the newbies don’t mind being underpaid for hazardous work, the business claims it couldn’t survive without foreigners to exploit, etc.

There’s no mention that decent wages would likely attract American workers, as it did in decades past when meatpacking was a good blue-collar job that provided a middle-class life for families.

And what about the 46 percent of the K-12 students who are diverse and require ESL teachers? That’s an extra expense for the local taxpayers, yet the story makes that cost sound like economic growth. Even with the special educational services, there is a high dropout rate, as reported by RefugeeResettlementWatch.

Another lurking factor: if the company can save a nickel by switching to automation, it will, because the robot poultry butcher technology already exists.

The Karen tribe is happy in Huron now, but they won’t be pleased if they are replaced by machines and can’t keep up payments for the houses the government helped them buy.

South Dakota town embraces new immigrants vital to meat industry, PBS NewsHour, July 2, 2016

As rural America sees its populations shrink, one town in South Dakota is embracing new communities, including Karen people, an ethnic minority from Myanmar. Home to Dakota Provisions — a turkey processing plant that produces 200 million pounds of turkey meat annually — Huron, South Dakota is being revitalized by Asian and Latino workers. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Christopher Booker reports.

CHRISTOPHER BOOKER: At Dakota Provisions, a turkey processing plant in Huron South Dakota, worker Nyo Maung takes only a second-and-half to remove the tail of a turkey. With his electric knife, he completes 40 cuts a minute and 2,400 every hour.

Huron is a small city of 13,000 residents halfway between Sioux Falls and the state capital, Pierre. More than 40 turkey farms supply the plant, which distributes meat all over the U.S.

It runs like an auto factory assembly line with about a thousand workers processing 20,000 turkeys a day. That adds up to 200 million pounds of turkey meat a year. And no one is faster with his blade than Nyo Maung.

MARK HEUSTON: He cuts tails off the turkeys with a wizard knife.

CHRISTOPHER BOOKER: Mark “Smokey” Heuston is the company’s human resources director.

The foreman was saying that they’ve actually noticed when he’s on vacation the productivity levels go down, the yields go down. Continue reading this article

North Carolina Reports on Local Job Loss from Automation

Below is a rare local report about automation and its effects at ground level. It’s a 3-minute TV-news segment, but the piece does get the sense of general anxiety about the future of employment. One man sought retraining for a new computer-related career because automation was cutting into construction jobs. A recurring theme was that many job categories weren’t disappearing entirely, but automation was making them more efficient and therefore the workplaces need fewer workers overall.

Food service jobs are threatened in North Carolina because of the increasing use of smart machines, such as ordering kiosks, like the one shown.

North Carolina State University has created a website with a disruption index showing the effects of automation and demographic change by county. The research from the university has indicated that smart machines may threaten 60 percent of jobs, which is considerably higher than the estimate of Oxford scholars who put the number at around 50 percent within 20 years.

Whatever the number ends up being, the estimates are high enough to warrant ending immigration to save the few remaining jobs for citizens. America won’t need millions of immigrant workers when there are no jobs for them in a decade or two.

9 investigates: Automation threatens thousands of North Carolina jobs, by Brittney Johnson, WSOC-TV Channel 9, June 30, 2016

STATESVILLE, N.C. — New research suggests North Carolina is at risk of losing thousands of jobs over the next decade.

Eyewitness News investigated what’s being done to prepare local workers and workplaces after the study from N.C. State University shows that the rise of automation could impact more than 60 percent of current jobs.

Ray Goodwin traded in his career in construction to pursue his passion: computers. As he was transitioning he noticed new technology was hurting his colleagues in the concrete business.

“You didn’t need the number of laborers that you need to actually pour the concrete if you were willing to pay the money for the technological leaps and bounds,” said Goodwin.

Advances in automation, combined with the economy, put construction among the top industries in North Carolina to lost jobs between 2002 and 2015. The findings are part of Dr. Mike Walden’s research on the rise of automation. He teaches economics at N.C. State.

“We are going to see entire occupations wiped out,” he told Channel 9. Continue reading this article

Geert Wilders Stands for Freedom and Therefore Recommends Ending Muslim Immigration

The Dutch politician and founder of the Party for Freedom appreciates freedom in part because his is severely restricted from jihadists who want to kill him. Geert Wilders got a target on his back for being outspoken about the threat that Islam poses for Western liberty and he has lived for over a decade with 24/7 police protection.

Last year Wilders visited Washington to discuss Islam. One event, pictured below, was an outdoors presser near the Capitol where he delivered a message with Congressmen Scott Perry, Louie Gohmert and Steve King standing behind him.

Wilders recently posted a video in response to the jihad mass murders of the past several months to remind Western people of what we are fighting for — namely our freedom.

It’s good that he always remembers to mention the immigration component of our Islam problem. Letting historic enemies inside the gate is just stupid. The world is full of wars and horror, but modern politicians pretend that “enemy” is somehow an outmoded concept and any hostile jihadist on earth can be admitted as an immigrant. That must end.

“Western governments remain dangerously blind to the danger of Islamization. Islam is a religion of peace, they say but that is a lie.

Look at what happened at Istanbul airport.

Look at what happened in Orlando a few weeks ago.

Look at what happened last March at Brussels Airport and metro station.

Look at what happened at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris last November.

Look at what happened in San Bernardino last December.

The list is endless and everything this list has in common is Islam. Let me emphasize that i’m talking about Islam, not about Muslims. Muslims can be good people, but no honest individual can say with a straight face that Islam is a doctrine of peace, of freedom. Continue reading this article

America’s Senator Jeff Sessions Slams Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Sabotage US Citizen Graduates

Candidate Clinton thinks every foreign STEM graduate with an advanced degree should get a green card stapled to their diploma, immediately placing them in the front of the line for US jobs. How does that help American students who already struggle against cheapie foreigners flooding the STEM workers pool in this country?

It doesn’t. Hillary is catering to wealthy tech moguls like Mark Zuckerberg (net worth $51.4 billion) who has long supported permissive immigration to admit millions of cheap workers, a policy that benefits him directly. In fact, Zuckerberg funded and led FWD.us, a business group promoting mass amnesty and increased legal immigration to keep the firehose of cheap foreign workers flowing forever.

The numbers are worth noting, since a record number of foreign students are studying in America — nearly one million in the 2014-2015 academic year — and they are not majoring in art history.

In March of 2015, Senator Sessions chaired an important hearing that examined foreign workers displacing Americans in tech jobs, from which he observed, “American schools graduate twice as many students each year with STEM degrees as there are STEM jobs to fill.”

So America has plenty of STEM workers and needs to import ZERO foreigners to take those jobs.

But Hillary Clinton would rather serve tech billionaires than look after the well-being of young Americans who have invested their time and money to have a career.

Industry-Backed Clinton Plan Gives Preference to Foreign Students over American Grads,

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) issued the following statement on the need to put American students first:

“Although there are more college graduates in the U.S. today than at any point in our history, many have trouble finding meaningful work in their field of study. Many are underemployed, taking jobs well below their skill level simply to make ends meet. This holds true even for those who earn degrees in the Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics (‘STEM’) field, with prior estimates indicating that 74 percent of all STEM graduates are not working in the STEM field.

Yet, today, candidate Hillary Clinton announced that if elected president, she would ‘staple’ a green card to STEM master’s degrees and PhDs of every graduate  – enabling foreign students to get green cards and thus be able to remain in the U.S. permanently and take any job. Her plan embodies a concept that has been recycled by industry year after year as ‘immigration reform,’ and would damage the job prospects of U.S. students. Continue reading this article

Trump Thumps the Great God Globalism

Candidate Donald Trump delivered a well crafted speech on Tuesday which attacked the globalist economy as harmful to American workers and destructive to the middle class. He criticized powerful interests, like Red China for its currency manipulation and our own government for its policies that have become such a menace to the general good.

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) erased the border with Mexico to a degree.

Globalization encompasses immigration, outsourcing and so-called free trade, all of which have been job-killers for working people. But the globalist economy works very well for powerful elites in business and politics, so the system has continued long past the time when it was shown to be a failed faith.

(See also the annotated version of the speech which includes footnotes for the facts cited.)

Full transcript: Donald Trump’s jobs plan speech, Politico, June 28, 2016

Remarks as prepared for delivery:

Declaring America’s Economic Independence

It is great to be here. I’d like to thank Alumisource and all the amazing workers here for hosting us.

Today, I am going to talk about how to Make America Wealthy Again.

We are thirty miles from Steel City. Pittsburgh played a central role in building our nation.

The legacy of Pennsylvania steelworkers lives in the bridges, railways and skyscrapers that make up our great American landscape.

But our workers’ loyalty was repaid with betrayal.

Our politicians have aggressively pursued a policy of globalization – moving our jobs, our wealth and our factories to Mexico and overseas.

Globalization has made the financial elite who donate to politicians very wealthy. But it has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache.

When subsidized foreign steel is dumped into our markets, threatening our factories, the politicians do nothing.

For years, they watched on the sidelines as our jobs vanished and our communities were plunged into depression-level unemployment.

Many of these areas have still never recovered. Continue reading this article

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