Six Years On: Information about Agent Brian Terry’s Death Is Still Incomplete

Fans of Barack Obama like to imagine that his administration was “scandal free” though nothing can be further from the truth. There were plenty of audaciously evil scandals, but the adoring liberal media never reported on them so they barely exist. Breitbart has an instructive list: 18 Major Scandals in Obama’s ‘Scandal-Free’ Presidency.

Near the top of the list is one of the stupidest, most dangerous Washington schemes ever cooked up — “Fast and Furious,” part of the larger “gunwalking” plot to supply Mexican drug cartels with high-powered firearms that could then be tracked to top narcos, even though there were no electronic markers to follow.

Plus, President Obama kept an ultra-open border, so naturally those firearms would likely reappear in the US and be used against American citizens — like Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry (pictured) who was killed in a 2010 Arizona shootout with drug smugglers with two Fast & Furious assault weapons at the crime scene.

On June 7, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing, Fast and Furious, Six Years Later on a website that has written witness testimonies and a video of the whole hearing. The new report is available on another page: COMMITTEE RELEASES FAST & FURIOUS REPORT: OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Senator Grassley’s 17-minute testimony presented the six-year history of lies to Congress and the struggle to ferret out the truth —  an impressive statement of how difficult it can be for the legislature to perform its oversight function. Read the text here.

Fox News had a shorter report on Wednesday:

BRET BAER: An absolutely blistering report tonight out saying the Obama administration in general and former Attorney General Eric Holder in particular repeatedly lied to the family of a slain Border Patrol officer about the weapons used in his death and stonewalled efforts to get at the truth. Correspondent William La Jeunesse tonight on Operation Fast and Furious.

MRS. TERRY (MOTHER): My only goal was to make sure he was laid to rest with honors. That honor has been insulted by cover-ups and deception by the very people he served.

WILLIAM LA JEUNESSE: Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry died in December 2010, killed by guns tied to an Obama administration plan that armed Mexicans, a scandal officials tried to hide by wrongly claiming executive privilege. Continue reading this article

In Europe, Denial about Jihad Remains Stubbornly in Place

Europe has been a regular shooting gallery the last few years because of jihadist attacks. This year’s Ramadan began May 26 and has apparently been the impetus for many murders, including one targeting young women and girls in Manchester England that killed 22.

Is Britain serious about the jihad threat yet?

Concerned citizens who study the enemy to determine the nature of the current conflict in Europe understand that it is an Islamic religious war against the infidels as commanded by allah and written in the koran. Muslims have been behaving this way for 1400 years as their way of conquest. But not everyone in Europe has gotten the memo, particularly among the elites. According to author Douglas Murray, the author of the soon-to-be-published book The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, important people in Europe are still in denial and don’t yet realize what a bad fix the continent is in.

He says some in Britain are still looking for a foreign policy that caused offense to immigrants, which I suspect is a kind of national solipsism that supplies a tiny illusion of control over the situation.

Murray isn’t shy about saying the problem was brought by the immigration the elites wanted, and now they don’t want to admit their continent-crushing mistake, as he discussed with Tucker Carlson on Tuesday:

TUCKER CARLSON: Besides easy travel, what other factors have made Europe such a common terror target? Douglas Murray is the author of “The Strange Death of Europe;” he’s thought a lot about this and he joins us from London. Douglas, thanks a lot for coming on. One of the things you often hear Americans say, I have said, including last night, is that assimilation is the problem, their people are not assimilated. And yet, you look around, and there are actually a number of groups in our society and yours who aren’t assimilated: Hasidic Jews live apart, the Amish live apart, they pose no threat at all to the country they live in, they love the country. Why is this group different?

DOUGLAS MURRAY: Well that’s the key question, the one that people in Europe across my entire continent, they’re sitting there, thinking about, mulling about at the moment. The political response is to tweak bits of anti-terrorism legislation, the British Prime Minister tonight has announced that she will even have to take Britain out of some of the human rights jurisdictions that we’re under. And this is the sort of thing that all the politicians do across Europe: another terrorist attack occurs and they they have tweaks effectively, but all the time the public are wondering about these very deep problems underlying it, which includes the one you just asked. Continue reading this article

California Pol Gavin Newsom Seeks Governorship, Frets over Automation

Gavin Newsom is the sort of serial politician that many citizens wish would give it a rest, because he was mayor of San Francisco for eight years and since 2010 has occupied the post of California lieutenant governor. Playing second banana to Governor Jerry Brown has been a rather low-visibility gig, so he may be looking for a hot new issue to make him seem fresh to voters in his effort to move on up. Newsom has glommed on to the threat to jobs from automation as a campaign topic, although his knowledge of the issue seems sketchy at best. He admitted in an interview with The Guardian (linked below) that he is “part of the problem” by using an automated grape sorter in one of his Napa vineyards.

Mayor Newsom certainly didn’t seemed concerned with American job loss when the cause was illegal immigration — in fact, he actively promoted it. In 2008, he spent $83,000 for an ad campaign to inform illegal alien job thieves that they would have safe access to city services in San Francisco and would not be arrested by the SFPD for any crime this side of murder. Of course, advertising a generous sanctuary policy functions as a magnet to unlawful foreigners who come to rip off jobs that belong to citizens according to law.

Below, in 2008, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom held a press conference to announce new anti-gun initiatives. The Chief of Police Heather Fong is also pictured.

The automation threat to employment needs to be discussed by the political class, which isn’t happening in Washington. Newsom is not the brightest light in the liberal galaxy, but his gubernatorial candidacy and issues will get media coverage just because it’s California. Also, the idea of a universal basic income as proposed by some techies is a better fit for Democrats, since dispensing free stuff is what they like to do.

Republicans just seem flummoxed about how to cope with automation generally and avoid it if they have a clue. Hint: ending immigration as an obsolete government policy for the jobless automated future would be a good place to start.

California’s would-be governor prepares for battle against job-killing robots, Guardian, June 5, 2017

Gavin Newsom has been waiting in the wings for years as lieutenant governor. Now his campaign to lead the state is taking on its golden industry: tech

The graduating computer science students at the University of California at Berkeley had just finished chuckling at a joke about fleets of “Google buses, Facebook shuttles and Uber-copters” lining up to whisk them them to elite jobs in Silicon Valley. The commencement ceremony for a cohort of students who, one professor confided, were worth around $25bn was a feel-good affair.

Until, that is, Gavin Newsom took to the lectern and burst the bubble.

The smooth-talking Democrat, and frontrunner to win California’s gubernatorial race next year, warned the students that the “plumbing of the world is radically changing”. The tech industry that would make them rich, Newsom declared, was also rendering millions of other people’s jobs obsolete and fueling enormous disparities in wealth. “Your job is to exercise your moral authority,” he said. “It is to do the kinds of things in life that can’t be downloaded.”

That is not the kind of message computer engineers tend to hear. But Newsom, who has been waiting in the wings as California’s lieutenant governor for the past seven years, has put the consequences of automation and the center of his campaign.

“This is code red, a firehose, a tsunami that’s coming our way,” he told the Guardian a few days after his commencement address at Berkeley. “We’re going to get rolled over unless we get ahead of this.” California, a crucible of technological transformation that is reshaping the world, could be on the cusp of the first major election to be dominated by a debate over what to do about robots.

It is a conversation that already feels overdue. San Francisco, the city where Newsom, 49, came to prominence as a two-term mayor, is a petri dish for technological advances and their social consequences. The novelty of seeing driverless cars on the roads wore off months ago, while delivery robots recently began patrolling the sidewalks.

San Francisco office workers can now grab lunch at a branch of Eatsa, a restaurant that boasts no waiters or cashiers, followed by a quick artisanal espresso at Cafe X, a coffee shop composed of a single robotic arm. Newsom has been concerned about the numerous startups seeking to disrupt the fast-food industry.

He frequently complains about Momentum Machines, a secretive San Francisco startup promising to transform the fast-food industry with robotic technology. The ambition, according to the company’s founder, is to “completely obviate” human workers.

“There’s an empathy gap,” Newsom said. “I really feel intensely that the tech community needs to begin not just to solve these business problems but to begin to solve societal problems with the same kind of disruptive energy that they put behind developing the latest app.”

But Newsom’s critics question whether he’s the politician to take on the tech industry. Caricatured by opponents as a business-friendly “Davos Democrat”, Newsom has a long record of support for gig-economy companies such as Uber and Lyft. One of his biggest sources of donations is Airbnb employees.

Newsom does not dispute that he has deep political connections in Silicon Valley, and refers to both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckeberg as friends. “I’ve grown up in and around this world. I could tell you 10 founders who I did their weddings, quite literally married them. Very, very close; a number of them are godparents to my kids.”

Newsom argues his close relationship with the titans of technology, and his dependence on their donations, makes him better placed than his rivals to challenge the industry. “I am probably the one person that can have that conversation,” he said. “Because I have the relationship.”

He says that while he respects technology, “I’m starting to appreciate the downsides more and more”. But in his own business, a conglomerate of restaurants, bars, hotels and wineries, Newsom said he is increasingly aware of the upsides of labor-saving technology.

His interview with the Guardian took place in Balboa Cafe, a Newsom-owned restaurant in the Marina district. One of his waitresses was within earshot when he remarked: “I think we’ll have some bartenders for a while, although I know for a fact they have robotic bar tending technology.”

One of his Napa vineyards, he added, recently started using a $50,000 German-made machine that utilizes sophisticated optical scanning technology to pick and sort grapes. He conceded that the machine was replacing human grape-pickers, who might not be able to find work elsewhere. “It’s their lives,” he said. “And that’s my point. I’m part of the problem.”
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Young Non-DREAMer Illegal Can’t Get a Job in the United States

The advent of the Trump administration has been a fine opportunity for the art of illegal immigration sob stories, and they can’t be hard for lib scribblers to dig up. Today’s sniffler episode concerns Mexican David Cruz Hernandez who just missed being a DACA moocher by being a few months too old. He nevertheless managed to cadge two degrees from the California university system, where he ripped off the state and took a slot that should have gone to a deserving, qualified American.

But now as a highly educated illegal alien, Hernandez is unable to steal an American job. Boo hoo.

Speaking of Obama’s DACA scam, President Trump has let the evil thing continue, even though he promised during his campaign to end it. Disappointing.

Below, illegal alien David Cruz Hernandez complains that he must travel abroad to use the skills he gleaned from the education subsidized by California taxpayers.

Uncertainty for undocumented graduates who aren’t ‘Dreamers’, San Francisco Chronicle, June 3, 2017

David Cruz Hernandez felt euphoric as he cleared tables at a restaurant in June 2012. News was breaking of President Barack Obama’s effort to shield from deportation hundreds of thousands of people who were brought to the country as children, while giving them access to work permits.

For Cruz Hernandez, then a 23-year-old UC Santa Cruz student, the program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, seemed a solution to his life of uncertainty. He raced home that night and pulled up the eligibility rules on his iPad in bed.

Applicants must have arrived in the U.S. before June 2007. Check. They must be in school. Check. They must have entered the country before their 16th birthday.

“Oh,” he said to himself. He had crossed the border when he was 16 years and 9 months old.

Five years later, Cruz Hernandez remains anguished by his narrow miss. And he is part of a large group of people who have graduated from a California university or are on the path toward graduating, despite having no legal status, no pathway to a work permit and no protection from deportation.

These students are similar in profile to the “Dreamers” who qualified for DACA — who number more than 200,000 in California — but face dwindling options on graduation day, even though they arrived as juveniles and were provided strong educations, often with taxpayer-funded aid. Continue reading this article

Retired CIA Interrogator Explains Jihadist Beliefs about the West

Psychologist James Mitchell logged a lot of hours chatting up vile creatures of the jihad which he recounted in his 2016 book Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying To Destroy America.

Among the many things he learned was that immigration is key to Islam’s conquest of the West, so perhaps we should end Muslim entrance to the US and Europe — assuming we are serious about cultural survival.

CIA interrogator James Mitchell interviewed 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Mitchell appeared on Fox News Sunday morning to discuss the attacks on London the previous night. He reminded Americans that, contrary to the opinion of some, Muslims understand Western culture perfectly well, but reject it nevertheless. So programs aimed at assimilation are of limited use with the jihad gang.

Responding to a question about Prime Minister Theresa May’s strategy of emphasizing the superiority of “pluralistic, British values,” Mitchell answered, “Well, I think good luck with spreading Western values. One of the pretensions that we have is that they’re just ignorant, that they just don’t know what our Western values really are. In my experience from having talked with the senior terrorists that I talked to when I was in as an interrogator for the CIA, when we were having conversations later around radicalization is that they understand Western values. They reject them, they reject them in part because Western values cannot coexist with Islam as it is practiced today.”

Mitchell further explained, “Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told me in essence that our freedom of religion and our tolerance were weapons that his god had placed on earth so that they could defeat us. And that our religion, our religious freedoms would do is allow them to set up the networks they needed because thoughts are not crimes, ideas are not crimes, interacting with people are not crimes. And so we have to get smarter about where the expression of religious freedom actually becomes a crime and law enforcement needs to intercede, and to do that we need good surveillance and we need the ability to infiltrate these groups that are that are spreading this radical ideology.”

Fox Host Pete Hegseth asked, “Can they get to a point where we’re revoking citizenship or revoking status, deporting folks that are sympathetic to radical Islam or ISIS so that London can actually clean out this problem that’s in its midst?”

Mitchell replied, “It’s going to have to come to that, right? The two options that are on the table is eventually allow those folks to win in a way that completely destroys the UK’s national identity, or ordinary people have to demand that the politicians take steps to actually protect them. And if that means revoking the citizenship of people who came here under false pretenses who want to destroy the government, that’s a choice they need to make in their legislature, but it’s certainly something that may need to be done.”

Britain: Jihad Attack Brings Tepid Response from Leader

The Prime Minister’s official statement regarding last night’s terror murders in London had its decent moments — like actually using the word “Islam” — but the totality was disappointing. PM Theresa May pointedly said that stamping out the threat “will require some difficult and often embarrassing conversations” which suggests a rejection of the suffocating social norm of political correctness: Britons have been intimidated into silence about the Islamic threat in their midst by the likelihood of being accused of “racism” which is odd because Muslims come in all races.

Below, first responders assist a victim into an ambulance. The Saturday night attack on busy areas of London killed seven and injured 48.

But PM May weakened her case tremendously by asserting the lie that jihadist murders are “a perversion of Islam and a perversion of the truth.” She still clings to the falsehood that Islam is a “Religion of Peace” despite the piles of dead bodies and over 100 verses in the Koran that promote violence and the murder of infidels to spread the faith. If PM May is going to forswear PC speak about Islam, she should start with the truth of its scripture and spread-by-the-sword history.

Nigel Farage was somewhat underimpressed by the prime minister’s statement:

I think people are beginning to say, “What are our leaders actually going to do?” Just expressing sorrow, just talking and using words like “solidarity” simply isn’t enough, and Maria I’ll make this prediction. Teresa May has spoken outside the steps of Number 10 today, and she’s actually used the phrase “Islamic terrorism.” Now that in itself may well be a first because many of our politicians have been in denial, as indeed Hillary was on this point, but unless people see some really concrete action is going to be taken, then I think the calls for interning thousands of suspects will grow louder and louder.

Here’s the full text of Prime Minister May’s statement:

PM statement following London terror attack: 4 June 2017, Prime Minister’s Office, June 4, 2017

Last night, our country fell victim to a brutal terrorist attack once again. As a result I have just chaired a meeting of the government’s emergency committee and I want to update you with the latest information about the attack.

Shortly before 10:10 yesterday evening, the Metropolitan Police received reports that a white van had struck pedestrians on London Bridge. It continued to drive from London Bridge to Borough Market, where 3 terrorists left the van and attacked innocent and unarmed civilians with blades and knives.

All 3 were wearing what appeared to be explosive vests, but the police have established that this clothing was fake and worn only to spread panic and fear.

As so often in such serious situations, the police responded with great courage and great speed. Armed officers from the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police arrived at Borough Market within moments, and shot and killed the 3 suspects. The terrorists were confronted and shot by armed officers within 8 minutes of the police receiving the first emergency call.

Seven people have died as a result of the attack, in addition to the 3 suspects shot dead by the police. Forty-eight people are being treated in several hospitals across London. Many have life-threatening conditions. Continue reading this article

Left Media Admits Automation May Affect Need for Immigrant Farm Workers

It’s nearly summer and that means the time has come for media boilerplate articles about a shortage of immigrant workers down on the farm — so couldn’t Washington kindly arrange for a few hundred thousand to be sent to California?? Right on schedule, a Google News search (which covers the last 30 days of listings) for Immigrant Farm Labor Shortage brings up 14,600 results.

You would think there was no such thing as the H-2A visa which allows for unlimited foreign farm workers. Open borders are so much more convenient for everyone concerned — except law-abiding citizens.

However, a different farm labor solution has been developing over the last few years — smart machines that can pick apples, harvest almonds, milk cows and various other agricultural chores.

“Who will pick the strawberries?” used to be an argument for open borders. But now the answer is robots.

Even the immigration-worshiping left media now says that machines are coming to the fields, and the need for foreigners may need to be adjusted. The PRI radio station chats up the changes, including hopeful remarks from immigrant workers. The have no idea what sort of labor revolution is about to happen, but people much better educated than they are similarly naive.

Certainly America won’t H-2A visas or any immigrant workers at all for that matter, given the automated future that will similarly affect most workplaces.

No farm workers? How about a robot, PRI’s The World, June 02, 2017

Blue River Technology’s LettuceBot uses sensors and cameras similar to those in self-driving cars to thin lettuce. Engineer Ken Hickman says the machine is “doing its own thinking” as it thins lettuce, about three times faster than a human crew. Credit: Valerie Hamilton

At Lakeside Organic Gardens, a vegetable farm on California’s central coast, field-workers bundled up against the sun are thinning lettuce crops, chopping out some plants to make room for others. The farm’s owner, Dick Peixoto, walks through the rows, complimenting his workers as he moves along.

“Swinging that hoe from that distance, being able to pick out one plant and not the other, they’re really experts at what they do,” he says. “They’re artists, you know what I mean?”

That’s why I’m surprised at his answer when I ask him if he would replace these workers with a robot doing the same job.

“Not if,” he says, “the question is when.”

Immigrants do the majority of California’s field labor. But as demand grows, workers are becoming scarce. It’s hard for field-workers to come to the US legally. It’s dangerous for them to come illegally. The people working the fields now are getting older, and younger workers want different jobs.

“The handwriting is already up and down the wall that we’ll never have the labor force that we had before,” Peixoto says. “Anyone who’s not adapting to that today has got their head in the sand.”

Enter the LettuceBot. Continue reading this article

America’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions Implements Tough Enforcement against Repeat Alien Criminals

Illegal alien crimes followed by repeated deportations and re-entries are infuriating to knowledgeable Americans who care about sovereignty and public safety. A recent case of that sort occurred last month near San Diego, where a 15-times-deported Mexican drove drunk into an American family’s car and critically injured a little boy.

DUI suspect in hit-run crash that left boy, 6, badly hurt was deported 15 times, San Diego Union-Tribune, May 9, 2017

A drunken driving suspect in a hit-and-run crash that severely injured a 6-year-old boy in San Ysidro over the weekend had been deported from the U.S. at least 15 times, authorities said Tuesday.

Constantino Banda-Acosta, 38, was last deported Jan. 18, with at least 14 prior cases since 2002, federal authorities said. . . .

Below, six-year-old Lennox Lake was seriously injured when a drunk illegal alien Mexican smashed his truck into the Lake car.

A May 29 news article reported that Lennox is still hospitalized from the May 6 crash.

This preventable illegal alien crime was the background for a recent report about the implementation of tough enforcement against criminal aliens by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the inclusion of Kate’s Law into a bill now being constructed in the Congress:

WILLIAM LA JEUNESSE: This guy’s record reflects policy in the last decade. It wasn’t a mistake and it explains why the new Attorney General supports Kate’s Law to impose a mandatory five-year minimum for illegal immigrants who are caught re-entering the US after being deported. So here is Constantino Banda-Acosta after a night of heavy drinking and nearly killing a family near San Diego.

So why wasn’t he in jail? Well remember with the Obama policy of prosecutorial discretion? That directed US Attorneys to only file charges against most serious criminal aliens that allowed many to stay in the US but also gave Mexicans who were deported a free pass to go home without a criminal record, and that’s what happened here. Numerous times Acosta was caught entering illegally using fake documents or sneaking over the border, and the US Attorney gave him a free pass; even after arrest for DUI domestic violence, prosecutors using their discretion refused to prosecute. That is why the new administration bill opposes sanctuary-lite policies that allow misdemeanor criminal aliens to stay in the US indefinitely.

BILL HEMMER: So what does Senator Grassley want and how would Kate’s Law prevent similar incidents, if at all, William?

LA JEUNESSE: After entering illegally the second time, Banda-Acosta would have gone to jail for five years mandatory minimum, and this six-year-old that you see here would not have been found almost dead on the highway. It explains Sessions’ new orders for prosecutors to charge and pursue the most serious offenses.

ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS: People who re-enter having been convicted of a crime, they get deported and they come right back. So you can’t just deport them again: they have to be punished, and that sends a message more and more that you shouldn’t come back. And if we build a wall and deport them, they’re not coming back.

LA JEUNESSE: So Democrats blocked Kate’s Law in 2015 and 16 but the same language of Kate’s Law is now resurfacing the border security bill the GOP hopes to pass this year.

Here’s some background on the illegal alien enforcement legislation now in the Congress:

Republicans look to fulfill Trump’s vow on ‘Kate’s Law’, The Hill, May 31, 2017

Republicans are going on the offensive with “Kate’s Law,” seeking to fulfill one of President Trump’s most high-profile promises while putting Democrats on defense over illegal immigration.

During the presidential campaign, Trump highlighted the murder of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle, who was shot by a Mexican immigrant who had unlawfully re-entered the country after being convicted of a separate crime and deported.

Now, Republicans are working on legislation to impose a mandatory five-year minimum prison sentence for immigrants who have twice been charged with illegally re-entering the country or have prior aggravated felony convictions.

Language for Kate’s Law is tucked into a border security bill that Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) are working on, according to a draft copy reviewed by The Hill.

The bill, which Senate Democrats successfully blocked in 2015 and 2016, is a priority for Trump.

A May 2 tweet from Rabbi Shmuley Boteach shows him and White House strategist Stephen Bannon standing in front of a whiteboard with Bannon’s to-do list. The words “pass ‘Kate’s law’” are visible under the header “Pledges on Immigration.” Continue reading this article

Virginia: Thousands of Illegal Alien Voters Are Detected

We hear from liberals that unlawful voting doesn’t happen, and particularly that illegal aliens don’t cast ballots. But the Public Interest Legal Foundation has investigated voting behavior in Virginia and found a different story, that in fact thousands of illegals voted there unlawfully.

Fox News reported the story on Tuesday:

This case will add to the evidence of broad voter fraud that Kris Kobach is investigating for President Trump, who claimed widespread fraudulent voting when he was a candidate. Kobach already found that 18,000 illegal aliens were registered to vote in Kansas, where he is Secretary of State.

Polls have shown for years that an overwhelming majority of Americans across racial and party lines support voter IDs. But Democrat pols spin the lie that requiring identification suppresses minority turnout, because the party thinks it can’t win without dead and illegal alien voters.

As apparently happened in Virginia, where Democrat Governor McAuliffe went straight to coverup mode to hide the fraud.

More than 5,500 illegals registered to vote in Virginia in last decade; 1,852 actually cast ballots, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, May 30, 2017

Critics say McAuliffe kept key facts hidden

When Maureen Erickson registered to vote in Prince William County, she listed her home address as a street in Guatemala, in what should have been a very strong indication that she wasn’t a regular Virginia resident.

Yet she remained on the voting rolls for years, and even cast ballots in 14 different elections, up through the 2008 presidential contest. She was only purged in 2012, just ahead of the election, after she self-reported as a noncitizen, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Public Interest Legal Foundation.

Ms. Erickson was one of more than 5,500 noncitizens who were registered to vote in Virginia this decade, and were only bumped from the rolls after they admitted to being ineligible. Some 1,852 of them even managed to cast ballots that were likely illegal, though undetected, the PILF, a conservative voter integrity group, said in its report.

Just as troubling, the PILF said, was Virginia’s efforts to try to hide the information from the public — a problem foundation President J. Christian Adams said began at the very top, with Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

“At the instruction of Governor McAuliffe’s political appointees, local election officials spent countless resources to prevent this information from spilling into the open,” Mr. Adams said in a statement releasing the report. “From NoVa to Norfolk and all urban and rural points in between, alien voters are casting ballots with practically no legal consequences in response.” Continue reading this article

Automated 3-D Knitter-Printer Can Produce a Custom Blazer in 90 Minutes

The high-tech 3D printers do amazing things these days, like building a house in a day. Now the smart machine revolution is moving into clothing production.

A recent report explained how a new machine can pop out a custom knitted blazer in 90 minutes. A customer can punch a few buttons to chose fabric, design and size, and a nearly complete garment pops out a short while later.

Below, a new blazer is printed by a 3-D knitter in Boston.

At this time, the all-in-one knitter-printer isn’t ready to take over clothing manufacture. But certainly the technology will cause big changes in the industry, where most of the workers are now unskilled workers here and abroad.

So with smart machines moving into more tasks once thought humans-only, importing workers via immigration is looking increasingly unnecessary.

This machine can knit a custom blazer in 90 minutes — and may herald a clothing revolution, Chicago Tribune, by Sarah Halzack (Washington Post), May 30, 2017

With its tidy racks of dress shirts, trousers and sweaters, the Ministry of Supply shop on Boston’s Newbury Street looks, in many ways, similar to other clothing stores.

That is, except for the 10-foot-long 3-D knitting machine positioned next to the checkout counter — the one that weighs as much as a car, is outfitted with 4,000 needles and can manufacture a customized blazer in about 90 minutes.

The process requires little in the way of human labor. After a customer selects the colors, cuffs and buttons of the garment, an employee programs the device to crank out a jacket to those specifications.

It may sound like a novelty, but make no mistake: It is a symbol of a potentially industry-shaking wave of innovation taking hold in the apparel world.

This is an experiment in the idea of mass customization, in which clothes are made for an individual’s preferences or sizes. It’s a departure from the model of selling standardized, mass-produced goods that has dominated retailing for more than a century.

Ministry of Supply’s foray into this new territory is in its early days, and 3-D knitting is just one tool that could eventually be used to bring personalized garments to the masses.

But if this and other nascent efforts are successful, it could set off a scramble in the fashion business to radically transform the long-standing supply chains and design methods that are used to make clothes today.

If even a small portion of a retailer’s goods are made on demand, it could slash some of their costs, since there would be no risk of getting stuck with inventory that customers don’t like. It could also enable brands to react on the fly to trends, an increasingly powerful weapon at a time when social media is acting as rocket fuel for fashion fads. And it could help retailers meet the expectations of customers who are increasingly seeking out one-of-a-kind, boutique-like goods. Continue reading this article

President Trump Causes Anxiety among Open-Borders Boosters

The Los Angeles Times wants us to know that illegal alien activists are suffering greatly from stress since Donald Trump was elected President and their moocher projects appear more difficult to achieve.

Funny, the press was never concerned with American citizens’ distress at seeing their nation turned into a Spanish-speaking third-world hellhole resulting from the tsunami of illegal invasion from the south.

Below, the Times’ big front-page photo feature on Memorial Day focused on the anguish of illegal alien extremists — but had no coverage commemorating the sacrifice of America’s fallen heroes on the special holiday:

Why don’t the busy radicals aspire to make Mexico great again for once? It’s a very wealthy country that could afford to take better care of its own people, but the ruling elites find it easier to encourage the country’s poor to invade the United States to steal jobs and benefits.

Actually, Mexico’s middle class has been growing and more Mexicans are staying home — good for them! The same principle of progress at home holds true for countries further south and beyond.

On a planet with well over seven billion persons, the unhappy poor cannot all move to the successful first world.

Meanwhile, the pro-amnesty pests are doing breathing exercises to cope with the stress of feeling blocked in their toxic movement to overturn law and borders — and Times readers are supposed to accept its sob story propaganda. Boo hooey!

Worn-out activists in the age of Trump learn how to breathe in, breathe out, fight on, Los Angeles Times, May 29 2017

There are nights when Bryon Alvarez can’t get the stories of the immigrants he works with out of his head.

Dozens of men, women and children who have been physically or sexually abused are relying on his aid to get legal status. Now they’re panicked that instead they’ll be sent home.

“You want to help everyone,” said the legal assistant at the Central American Resource Center in Westlake. “But no matter how hard you work, it’s impossible.”

There are days when his colleague Susana Zamorano comes home so frustrated, she feels she’s going to break down.

“It’s like I’m in the middle of an endless ocean. I have to find strength,” said Zamorano, a program coordinator at the center, also called Carecen.

Many activists in Los Angeles have been in the trenches for years, fighting for immigrant rights and social justice. They know strategy. They know crisis.

But five months into the Trump presidency, they’ve never had their endurance so tested.

So, in need of relief themselves, they go to a longtime community organizer for help.

In his workshops and webinars, Victor Narro tells them to unplug, garden, hike, dance, volunteer, build altars at their cubicles and look at photos that bring them joy. They’re in it for the long haul, after all. President Trump still has nearly 200 more weeks in office.

He teaches them how to slow down and breathe deeply. He gets them to stretch, to close their eyes and meditate. Continue reading this article

Self-destruction by Immigration: the Example from Britain 

Great Britain is looking very weak all of a sudden. First there’s the Islamic mass murder of mostly women and girls in Manchester, then the news that Britain is home to 23,000 jihadists.

The Times front-paged the ugly statistic on Saturday:

The police have gotten a lot of criticism in the last few days for failure to prevent the Manchester atrocity, but with that many enemies residing inside the country, the authorities are simply overwhelmed by the numbers. The elites’ lack of political will to defend the people is also a major impediment to national security.

With tens of thousands of potential fighters living inside Britain, we should think more expansively about what is possible in the near future, such as a guerrilla-style uprising aided by digital connectivity. The jihadists have already shown their ability to use modern technology. As migrants, many employed social media to facilitate their travels to reach Europe by communicating routes, free stuff etc. In Kiel Germany, a couple of unfriendlies used their phones to assemble an ad hoc group to harass teenaged German girls. There were larger jihad crowds organized for the New Years Eve attacks on women in Cologne and elsewhere.

The hostile Muslims may be barbarians, but they are plugged in to the new internet way of war.

Remember that France had several weeks of diverse rioting in 2005 that a local official called a “civil war.” Following an incident where a couple of Muslims managed to electrocute themselves in a power substation, Muslims burned buildings and cars across France, police arrested nearly 3000 and three non-rioters were killed.

And that rioting occurred before social media became such a facilitator for rapid call-ups of willing fighters. Future sustained violence will be more organized and therefore more effective, from the jihadists’ perspective.

Both France and Britain have growing jihadist populations that may make a modern version of civil war likely.

The sensible thing would be to end immigration entirely and get about deporting every single enemy alien that can be expelled. But that strategy would be too effective, plus the wailing about fairness and diversity and feelings would be difficult for weasel politicians to bear.

MI5 reveal ‘up to 23,000 jihadis living in Britain’ ahead of Bank Holiday security boost, Express, May 27, 2017

UP TO 23,000 potential jihadis are reportedly living in Britain as police investigate the sprawling terror network linked to Manchester bomber Salman Abedi.

Security services revealed the figure as they said up to 3,000 would-be terrorists are being investigated as “subjects of interest”.

The announcement, unusual for security agencies such as MI5 and MI6, highlights the difficulties in investigating potential terror threats, according to insiders.

Amid a reported 500 active terror investigations, one security source told the Mail: “It is difficult because becoming aware that someone is an extremist sympathiser does not make them a live and present danger.

“It is a balancing act – is the intelligence sufficient to push them up the list of priorities or should the focus be on someone else given the finite resources available?”

The warning comes as extra police officers and soldiers are deployed to thousands of events across the UK this bank holiday weekend amid heightened terror fears.

Sick terror group Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack that killed 22, has called for “all-out war” against the west as the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins.
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