Hungarian Intelligence Expert Describes How Muslim Conquest of Europe May Play Out

László Földi, a Hungarian security analyst, appeared recently on a news show to offer his expertise about the current migration situation in Europe. He warned that “thousands of Muslim soldiers arrived here” via Chancellor Merkel’s foolish opening of Europe’s borders more than a year ago.

Below, Middle Eastern men crowded the Budapest station last year, hoping to catch a train to generous Germany.

What Földi says about the invasion strategy makes perfect sense: the newly arriving jihad soldiers will use existing Muslim immigrant enclaves in Europe as a base of operations for hijra (immigration utilized for Islamic invasion). The unassimilated majority of Europe-residing Muslims will be a population from which more active jihadists can be recruited and trained. Even the non-chopper friends of jihad will vote for the Islamist political parties, and power can be gained gradually through demographic change (as we have seen in California).

In addition, the soldiers of Islam will be able to fight their European neighbors from the fortresses of no-go zones to expand outward.

INTERVIEWER: Our guest is the intelligence service expert László Földi. Welcome, good morning. Is there anybody in the EU or in Europe who could tell us within plus/minus 200,000: How many migrants do we have on the continent?

LÁSZLÓ FÖLDI: I think the problem is bigger than this: Can they tell, WHO ARE the one million people? So the situation is completely catastrophic from this point of view. And the reason for this — as we mentioned it many times — is the policy of open borders when innumerable masses arrived. About a year or a year and a half ago it was a taboo topic to even mention the possibility that terrorists can be mixed in with the migrants.

There was a TV show — I will not say the name — where the reporter said it is stupid for migrants to come here on dangerous trips in inflatable boats, when terrorists can just fly here comfortably. The problem is not that. They could fly here too. But the fact is, thousands of Muslim soldiers arrived here.

This is not terrorism in its classic meaning we are talking about here, but an attack, an invasion which has two purposes: In the first place, get as many as possible well-trained soldiers into Europe, and their primary task is to enlist the local Muslim population, those second- or third-generation Muslims who live in the “non-existent” no-go zones. More than 50% do not want to integrate into the host culture; they are the members of a potential future army. Continue reading this article

Debate Spin: Trump Body Language Is Characterized as Menacing against Victim Hillary

According to social media and the big MSM, a major element in the second Presidential debate was the body language of Donald Trump which many chatterboxes found to be intimidating toward poor little Hillary.

The Washington Post used the language of criminality: Why was Trump lurking behind Clinton? How body language dominated the debate. October 10, 2016

A man who has been caught on tape gloating about groping women — and panting like a dog after a married woman — should not be seen stalking a woman in front of millions of television viewers. Not if he wants to improve his image, anyway.

But Donald Trump, looming behind Hillary Clinton like a mob boss, only reinforced his perception as a schoolyard bully in the second presidential debate Sunday night…

CNN’s body language expert Janine Driver called Trump’s movements a “pre-assault indicator.”

Candidate Trump did not sit and stay during the debate.

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Do Democrats not understand how patronizing and ultimately harmful it is to their candidate to portray her as a tiny weakling who must be protected from a dominant man?

Hillary Clinton is running to be Commander in Chief, not school board member. If elected, she will be standing toe to toe with some very dangerous foreign leaders who want to take advantage of America’s growing weakness, as engineered by Obama.

Do liberals believe that Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un and other overseas autocrats are gentlemen with perfect manners?

No, they will try to dominate Hillary in every way possible. Just a month ago, the Red Chinese snubbed President Obama by not providing a staircase for him to exit Air Force One when he arrived in Hangzhou for a G20 meeting. He was forced to leave the airplane via a basic ramp in the rear as a result of the calculated insult.

You can be sure that America’s nuclear-armed enemies will not be any nicer to a female president. A commander in chief who understands how dominance figures into leadership may be a better choice.

Movement analyst Tonya Reiman appeared on Fox Business Monday to discuss her observations. She was asked by host Maria Bartiromo, “What would be your most important takeaway in terms of body language?”

“Don’t lurk over the other candidate,” she responded. “That was unbelievable — the hovering. For a man that size, it’s almost menacing to be hanging over her that way. And the other thing about that is, the reason you have a town hall is so that one person sits while the other stands and gets all the attention. So him walking around throughout the entire time took complete posture away from her, so nobody’s really listening to her because they’re watching him lurk.”

And if any women should be worried about “menacing” men in connection with this election, it should be the American women who will be endangered by the more than one million Syrians and other Muslims that Clinton has promised to resettle into this country during her first term.

Dozens of Afghan Soldier Trainees Go Missing in America

How lame is this? Washington is in the process of importing thousands of unscreened Syrians into our cities and towns, and the US Army can’t even keep track of Afghan soldiers it brought here for training purposes. Apparently, military discipline is not what it used to be.

Below, in 2010 Afghan army officers train with US Marines and Navy personnel in Camp Pendleton in California.

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Naturally, the authorities want us to accept the idea that the absconding men just scampered off to find cool lifestyles, not to murder as many Americans as possible.

Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney appeared on Fox Business and considered both possibilities, noting, “They could be radical Islamist ISIS Taliban that were specially trained to come in, and 44 of them in this country, if they’re properly trained, could be a major problem. But let’s just say they came to America, they loved it, they wanted to move in with friends, relatives, etc. It could have happened. But, we must look at both courses of action and be very quick and responsive to it. Unfortunately, I don’t think this administration, with its open borders policy, is going to do that, and that could be dangerous.”

And there are Taliban-friendly Afghan Muslims residing in the country, as host David Asman pointed out with the example of the Orlando jihadist, Omar Mateen, who murdered 50 in a gay night club last June. His immigrant father, Seddique Mateen, supports the Taliban and had his own TV show focusing on the Afghan diaspora.

Exclusive: Dozens of Afghan troops AWOL from military training in U.S., Reuters, October 6, 2016

Forty-four Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training have gone missing in less than two years, presumably in an effort to live and work illegally in America, Pentagon officials said.

Although the number of disappearances is relatively small — some 2,200 Afghan troops have received military training in the United States since 2007 — the incidents raise questions about security and screening procedures for the programs.

They are also potentially embarrassing for U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration, which has spent billions of dollars training Afghan troops as Washington seeks to extricate itself from the costly, 15-year-old war. The disclosure could fuel criticism by supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has accused the Obama administration of failing to properly vet immigrants from Muslim-majority countries and has pledged a much tougher stance if he wins. Continue reading this article

Obama Countdown: Run on the Border

In points south of the Rio Grande, the moocher hordes are paying attention to candidate Trump, and they are worried that the invite to a trough of freebies from the current White House may soon be rescinded if the Republican candidate wins. So the numbers of invaders are up on the border as the clock ticks down.

It’s the old unaccompanied minor scam of 2014 being replayed — if it ever went away in the first place.

These days, Border Patrol agents are distracted with kiddie care, time spent not doing their important job of keeping jihadists from crossing the open border.

Accompanied moppets are a ticket also, as illustrated by the illegal alien train-hoppers shown below.

It’s helpful that Fox covered this underreported topic — though the sob-story element of the scolding nun could have been scrapped. Now, how about an update investigating the harm to American schools and students caused by so many resources being diverted to junior illegal aliens?

MELISSA FRANCIS: New security concerns concerns along the border with Mexico. Customs agents say the illegal immigration crisis is getting worse and preventing officers from doing their jobs. Casey Stegall is live in Dallas. Casey, you know this reminds me of what we saw a couple years ago, right?

CASEY STEGALL: Yeah exactly, Melissa, and this time however, the US Border Patrol tells us the problem is actually worse, and this is a fairly unreported story, but the number of unaccompanied minors and family units apprehended so far are well on track to surpass the numbers from two years ago, and Texas is the epicenter down in the Rio Grande Valley where an estimated two-thirds of those entering the country illegally passed through. For context, more than 54,000 unaccompanied minors have already been processed since August, compared to a little more than 66,000 in all of 2014. You can see where they’re going, so why the increase?

BORDER PATROL AGENT CHRIS CABRERA: You have so many people that are coming in, and they’re being released into the country and the word’s getting back to their home country, so they’re mobilizing because they they don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but they know that today they can cross. Continue reading this article

Hungarians Reject EU’s Forced Migration Project

Not every European leader is a globalist fool who embraces open borders for even historic enemies like Muslims. One of the strongest friends of the nation state and western freedom is Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

On Sunday, Hungarians voted in a referendum that asked: “Do you want the European Union to be able to mandate the obligatory resettlement of non-Hungarian citizens into Hungary even without the approval of the National Assembly?”

As Breitbart reported on the outcome: Hungary Referendum: EU Humiliated as 95 Percent Say NO to Migrant Quotas.

In eastern Europe, historic memories remain of the cruelty of the Ottoman Empire when it extended far into the continent.

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Hungarians and others in the region (e.g. Bulgarians) are too realistic about Islamic diversity to want any more of it.

Here’s Viktor Orban on Sunday after the vote expressing his plans for the way forward to protect the Hungarian nation and its people:

Transcript of Orban remarks:

Good evening! Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. I would like to welcome you, everybody who is here with us in this room, and everybody else who is following the events via television. I would like to give a short summary of the results, 13 years after another referendum, also with a great majority, when the Hungarians decided to join the European Union.

Today the Hungarians made their voice heard in a European case. This is a great result, because we outshone the results of the previous referendum about joining the EU, when 3,056,000 people cast their vote with a YES. 3,204,000 so far, and we do not yet have the votes of Hungarians living outside of our borders. And I have to add, around 15 percent more participated this time than in the last election for the European Parliament. So the weapon will be strong enough for Brussels, too.

Ladies and Gentlemen, first I would like to congratulate everyone, and express my appreciation to all who felt the weight of this question and participated in this referendum. They came and contributed, so we could achieve this vote of more than three million. Among those who participated, nine out of ten voted for Hungary, for Hungary’s right to independence. Continue reading this article

Pizza Start-Up Utilizes Robots to Cut Cost of Human Employees

The Zume Pizza company of Mountain View, California, announced recently that it has sliced labor expenses by half through its implementation of robot chefs in the kitchen.

It’s helpful when a business tells the public straightaway in dollar terms how much money it is saving by ditching human employees and replacing them with robots. Zume owners chatter about “co-bots” aka collaborative robots but clearly that’s just a ploy when the company says elsewhere that the machines are brought in to cut costs, period.

A new Silicon Valley start-up, Zume aims to grab part of the multi-billion-dollar pizza business by delivering freshly baked pies from its oven-containing trucks that finish the cooking process.

Zume also touts its robot additions to pizza production back in the kitchen, which is the direction fast food is going anyway.

The demands of workers for increased wages have speeded the introduction of automation in the business, starting with money-saving kiosks for ordering food. The ordering kiosks are merely industrial-sized tablets (table-versions have been in use for a while); meanwhile the robot industry has more complex machines in the pipeline.

Former CEO of McDonald’s Ed Rensi remarked last spring about the new restaurant technology: “I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry — it’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging French fries . . . it’s going to cause a job loss across this country like you’re not going to believe.”

Below, a Zume robot slides a pizza into an oven for baking. The company also has a robot sauce squirter and spreader.

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In the video following, one of the Zume founders explained that the money saved from automating production is then put into more healthful ingredients. Right. How secure do the human bakers feel in such an environment?

This application of automation underlines the fact that low-skilled, repetitive jobs are disappearing rapidly. As a result, America does not need to continue immigrating millions of uneducated, unemployable foreigners, particularly with more than 90 million citizens not engaged in the labor force. But low-skill foreigners are exactly the sort crossing Obama’s open southern border all the time.

Remember,

Automation makes immigration obsolete

in restaurants, just like everywhere else.

Inside the pizza chain that’s replacing chefs with robots, CNBC, September 29, 2016

The future has arrived in Mountain View, California.

Zume Pizza is replacing human chefs with robots, slashing labor costs in half, and reinvesting those savings into higher-quality ingredients to carve out a portion of the $40 billion annual U.S. pizza business.

“What we are doing is leveraging the power of this evolution of automation, these intelligent robots, to put better food on people’s tables,” said Julia Collins, the company’s co-founder and co-CEO.

Zume, which is delivery-only, employs far fewer workers than the average pizza chain, but the employees it does hire — which include sous chefs and software engineers — get full benefits, education subsidies and shares in the business. The company — which made its first hire on Sept. 8, 2015 — has never had an employee quit, which is unusual in the restaurant business, said Collins. Continue reading this article

Syrian Sob Story Seeks Sympathy

It’s disappointing to see a normally decent reporter like William La Jeunesse doing refugee sob-story duty, but perhaps this is the new Fox regime getting dug in.

In the report, we see a Syrian family getting settled — they are some of the 12,500 Obama jammed in during this fiscal year with reduced screening.

The Bilal family seems decent enough, but why is infidel America supposed to rescue Muslims when other members of the all-embracing ummah (like wealthy Saudi Arabia) have taken Zero fellow members of the faith? In fact, the oil-rich Gulf States cite the security threat as the reason for not accepting Syrian refugees.

So why is Washington so naive when terror groups have said they mean to use the refugee flow for infiltration? Why isn’t American safety Job #1 for our government?

And even if the initial refugees/immigrants are not hostiles, it is often the younger folks who take up jihad as part of their youthful rebellion. Today’s cute pre-schooler (which the Bilal family apparently includes) can easily grow into tomorrow’s jihadist. Along that line, a Danish study found that second-generation Muslim immigrants are twice as criminal as their parents.

The extreme case is when the second generation returns to their parents’ homeland to fight for jihad, as many have. Last year, six young Somalis were arrested as they attempted to leave Minnesota to join ISIS, as have dozens of other Somalis.

The danger contained within the refugee program was the reason that Texas recently withdrew from participation.

Below, Texas governor Gregg Abbott joined with 29 other governors to oppose Syrian refugee resettlement.

But instead of explaining the obvious risk to public safety that inadequately screened Syrians present, Fox News gives us the sensitive sob story.

MELISSA FRANCIS: America opened her arms to more than 12,000 Syrians this year as they escape the violence and the civil war in their home country. A great many ended up living in California, so what can they expect and what can we do to help them settle in? William La Jeunesse takes a look at their first 90 days, and he is live in our Los Angeles Bureau — William.

WILLIAM LA JEUNESSE: Well, Melissa, that’s what we were curious about. What is it like to be dropped into a country — broke, you don’t speak the language and find out a lot of people don’t want you there. And yet it’s a lot better than what you left behind.

SAMIR BILAL: The situation in Syria is very bad. Here I find peace for me and my family.

LA JEUNESSE: The Bilal family arrived in the US three months ago after the war in Syria forced them to leave. Continue reading this article

Small Town Battles for Truth about Hostile Islam

We already know that allowing Muslims into America can bring preventable mass murder, as happened on 9/11.

But many citizens do not understand the threat to free speech that Muslim immigration also brings as part of the big diversity package. In Europe, citizens are learning that criticizing Islamic newcomers is a violation of sharia.

You might think that a culture engaged in headchopping as a religious practice would not be upset by accurate descriptions of jihadist Islam. But we are told by the guardians of diversity, at least, that Muslims are sensitive folk, and we mustn’t speak ill of them, despite the obvious evidence.

It was recently reported that Mr. Evil Moneybags, George Soros, hyped the Islamophobia meme following actual jihadist attacks. He also donated $500,000 to groups doing often bogus research on people critical of hostile Islam.

Meanwhile, local Muslims in the New York City area have sought to impose sharia values on the town of Owego’s 9/11 remembrance, because of the fictional scourge of Islamophobia which is actually a strategy to shut down any factual discussion of Islam.

Robert Spencer here for JihadWatch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center and for the Center for Security Policy with new information about that ever deadly pestilence Islamophobia. Islamophobia, according to the mainstream media, is running rampant in the hitherto bucolic town of Owego, New York, and Muslims are worried. Are marauding bands of right-wing extremists pulling hijabs off little old muslim ladies and daubing swastikas on the walls of mosques?

No, the Islamophobia in question appears on Owego’s new 9/11 memorial monument which dares to refer to the perpetrators of the September 11th 2001 jihad terror attacks as “Islamic terrorists.” In this age of Obama, Owego should have known better.

The local station WWMT reported recently that the monument was causing controversy, as the islamic Organization of the Southern Tier in New York worries that the wording could encourage hatred toward Muslims living in the area painting all Muslims with the same brush. The Islamic group has asked that the monument just read “terrorists” or even “al-Qaeda terrorists.”

Now calling the 9/11 hijackers Islamic terrorists is painting all Muslims with the same brush? This is an often used and very tired talking point. How does identifying the motivating ideology of the 9/11 attackers paint all Muslims with the same brush? Does referring to the Italian mafia amount to calling all Italians mafiosi? Does referring to German Nazis mean that one is calling all Germans National Socialists?

This is just an attempt to deflect attention away from the ideology of the 9/11 hijackers and to keep people ignorant and complacent regarding the fact that those hijackers were working from Islamic principles that are embedded within the Islamic texts that are read and studied and taught by the Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier, and this isn’t by any means the first time this kind of thing has happened. Continue reading this article

John Tanton Tribute

Here’s a new video about a vital figure in the movement to restrain US immigration to sustainable levels:

A video tribute to John H. Tanton, M.D. – retired ophthalmologist and eye surgeon and founder of the modern immigration reform movement. Dr. Tanton is publisher and former editor of The Social Contract.

As a strong conservationist and leading advocate for the environment, Dr. John Tanton founded the Petoskey, Michigan regional Audubon Society. He has been active in a number of environmental organizations, both locally and nationally. Dr. Tanton recognized that continued human population growth is a significant contributor to environmental problems and he therefore became involved with the Sierra Club Population Committee and became President and board member of Zero Population Growth.

As immigration became the driving force behind unending U.S. population growth, John Tanton founded FAIR – the Federation for American Immigration Reform. John Tanton is pro-immigrant and pro-legal immigration, but at reduced, sustainable numbers. He states:

“The stresses caused by population growth cannot be solved by international migration. They must be confronted by and within each individual nation. Fundamental to the concept of national rights and responsibilities is the duty of each nation to match its population with its political, social, and environmental resources, in both the short and the long term. No nation should exceed what the biologists call its ‘carrying capacity.'”

This video is a tribute to the life and accomplishments of Dr. John Tanton. For more information, see:

The John Tanton website

The Social Contract

— Published on Sep 28, 2016

Below, environmentalist John Tanton spoke at the National Press Club in 2006 to draw attention to America’s reaching a population of 300 million.

Self-Driving Trucks Threaten Major Blue-Collar Job Category

We already know that foreign cab-drivers are a bane to life and safety, so seeing them replaced by self-driving technology would be an improvement. A few examples come to mind, particularly Jordanian immigrant Jehad Baqleh who murdered Julie Day in San Francisco at the suggestion of the devil, he said; the Bangladeshi cabbie who in 2013 ran down a young British tourist on a Manhattan sidewalk, resulting in her losing her leg; and the Afghan limo driver who caused the death of CBS reporter Bob Simon because of his “erratic” driving but never should have been licensed anyway because of his numerous suspensions and only one functioning arm.

Okay, we can agree that diverse cabbies are bad news, but isn’t truck driving an all-American occupation, celebrated in films and music?

Not so much any more, as it turns out. Industry and government regulations have whittled away at the wages and freedom of the occupation, such that a “growing number” of truckers are immigrants, according to leftist globalist news site PRI: America’s trucking industry faces a shortage. Meet the immigrants helping fill the gap. April 21, 2016:

Yes, truck driving is now diverse! Americans cannot be allowed to remain the majority of workers in any job that still pays somewhat decently: that wouldn’t be fair to the swarms of immigrants and illegals, eager to work for less than citizens.

Below, Harsharan Singh, a trucker based in Los Angeles, is originally from India.

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Meanwhile, at the same time that the government is increasing the number of immigrants, Washington is also actively promoting the rapid transition to a self-driving universe — recently unveiling its guidelines, in fact, thereby speeding the loss of millions of jobs.

La Times noted the purposeful destruction of millions of middle-class blue-collar jobs: once again, the brilliant captains of industry grasp the short-term cost savings of automation while ignoring business’ concurrent elimination of the consumer via unemployment.

Self-driving trucks threaten one of America’s top blue-collar jobs, Los Angeles Times, September 25, 2016

Trucking paid for Scott Spindola to take a road trip down the coast of Spain, climb halfway up Machu Picchu, and sample a Costa Rican beach for two weeks. The 44-year-old from Covina now makes up to $70,000 per year, with overtime, hauling goods from the port of Long Beach. He has full medical coverage and plans to drive until he retires.

But in a decade, his big rig may not have any need for him.

Carmaking giants and ride-sharing upstarts racing to put autonomous vehicles on the road are dead set on replacing drivers, and that includes truckers. Trucks without human hands at the wheel could be on American roads within a decade, say analysts and industry executives.

At risk is one of the most common jobs in many states, and one of the last remaining careers that offer middle-class pay to those without a college degree. There are 1.7 million truckers in America, and another 1.7 million drivers of taxis, buses and delivery vehicles. That compares with 4.1 million construction workers.

While factory jobs have gushed out of the country over the last decade, trucking has grown and pay has risen. Truckers make $42,500 per year on average, putting them firmly in the middle class.

On Sept. 20, the Obama administration put its weight behind automated driving, for the first time releasing federal guidelines for the systems. About a dozen states already created laws that allow for the testing of self-driving vehicles. But the federal government, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will ultimately have to set rules to safely accommodate 80,000-pound autonomous trucks on U.S. highways.

In doing so, the feds have placed a bet that driverless cars and trucks will save lives. But autonomous big rigs, taxis and Ubers also promise to lower the cost of travel and transporting goods.

It would also be the first time that machines take direct aim at an entire class of blue-collar work in America. Other workers who do things you may think cannot be done by robots — like gardeners, home builders and trash collectors — may be next.
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Congressman Mo Brooks Surveys the Big Picture of Immigration and Population Growth

On Wednesday, the Alabama Republican took the floor of the House to address the effects on America of the great immigration wave we are still experiencing, and which the Democrat Clinton hopes to increase.

As Rep. Brooks noted, billions of people on earth would like to live here, but that is not possible given limited resources like space and water.

In California, an environmentally overpopulated state, the lingering historic drought has focused attention on immigration-fueled population growth.

In addition, the well informed legislator observed that “technological advances and the intelligent machine age are dramatically changing labor markets” so massive population growth is no longer needed to power productivity.

Here is Congressman Brooks presenting his remarks in the House:

Not only did Brooks read his thoughtful speech, he also posted it online with footnotes — that’s my kind of congressman!

Brooks Urges Reevaluation of Mass Immigration Policies, September 21, 2016 Press Release

Mr. Speaker, if not for the massive immigration wave of the last 40 years, America’s population would have stabilized or had modest growth.[i] Instead, America’s population has exploded to 321 million people due primarily to 62 million foreign born people plus their minor children. As an aside, illegal aliens are estimated to account for roughly 25% of that growth.[ii] Overall, America’s foreign born population grew from 4.7% of total population in 1970 to over 13% of total population in 2015.

Consistent with the above, the Census Bureau estimates that, within seven years, America’s population will have the highest percentage of foreign born people since the Revolutionary War, adding another 74 million people to America’s population over the next 45 years.[iii] Although Americans are supportive or tolerant of legal immigration, they are showing a growing unease in the face of this record-breaking immigration tidal wave that drives up welfare costs, overcrowds schools and hospitals, and increasingly subjects American citizens to growing crime and terrorist attack risk.

Consistent with this growing concern, a recent poll found that 61% of Americans believe “continued immigration into the country jeopardizes the United States.”[iv] Notwithstanding America’s concern, America’s wealthy elite use their campaign contributions, political influence, and popular media to glorify legal and illegal immigration to ensure their continuance.

Puppet-like politicians expand visa programs, ignore laws that protect Americans from illegal aliens, and seek to legalize those illegal aliens who have broken into our home. Left-wing media, Democrats, and even some Republicans, brand as racist and small-minded the working class Americans who object to massive immigration and label concerned politicians as paranoid isolationists.

What drives the craving by America’s wealthy elite for more foreign workers? Follow the money. Throughout history, from lords to merchant princes, elite have acquired great wealth by exploiting cheap slave or low-cost foreign labor.

Even here, America’s two great immigration waves depressed incomes of working citizens as large numbers of immigrants blew up the labor supply while also competing for and taking jobs from American citizens.[v]

On the plus side, back when America had seemingly unlimited natural resources and great spaces of open land, immigrants were self-sufficient, were not a financial burden on other Americans, and grew America’s wealth and gross domestic product.

In Ecclesiastes in the Bible, a very wise man, Solomon, once said, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”[vi] Times have changed. America’s natural resources are limited. We must import metals and energy to sustain our economy. Great spaces of usable land are long gone.
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The Future of Farming Is Automated

Is it too early to suggest ending the H-2a agricultural visa? The increasingly affordable cost of agricultural robots is making them an attractive choice for farmers rather than hiring foreign workers who are now often more expensive than the machines. Some of the new farmbots are compact, rentable and therefore suitable for small-scale farmers.

Earlier this month in California, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill giving overtime pay to the state’s farmworkers. The increased cost of workers may well convince non-automated farmers to consider the new ag robots for the same reason that the $15 minimum wage has caused fast-food restaurants to introduce ordering kiosks and other automation more quickly: it’s cheaper.

Below, a Case IH Magnum Autonomous Tractor with a planter implement.

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In most instances of automation taking jobs, American citizens are the ones harmed. But since so many farm workers are illegal aliens, agricultural robots must be seen as a plus because it would reduce one of the employment magnets that attract unlawful foreigners here.

Who will pick the strawberries without illegal immigrants?
ROBOTS!

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On the farm,

Automation makes immigration obsolete.

Just like in the rest of America.

Future of farming: Driverless tractors, ag robots, CNBC, September 16, 2016

Within the next decade, farming as we know it is expected to be revolutionized by the use of self-driving tractors and robots that can perform time-consuming tasks now done by humans.

Sales of major farm machinery have been in a continued slump amid weak prices for key crops such as corn and soybeans, but the ever-present need to control farm costs and increase output will eventually drive farmers to adopt autonomous technologies.

“They (farmers) are a pretty cautious bunch, which is understandable,” said Kraig Schulz, co-founder and CEO of Autonomous Tractor Corp., a small private company based in Minnesota that is developing AutoDrive technology for tractors. Its technology is aimed at turning existing tractors into semi-autonomous machines.

Experts say the first wave of autonomous tech in ag will go primarily to higher-value crops, such as tree nuts, vineyards and fresh produce. Also, some suggest that the big tractors could be replaced with self-propelled autonomous implements, such as sprayers in row crops, orchards and vineyards or with other robotic equipment for other specific tasks on the farm.

All told, Goldman Sachs predicts farm technologies could become a $240 billion market opportunity for ag suppliers, with smaller driverless tractors a $45 billion market on its own. Tens of billions could be spent on advanced tech for major farm uses such as precision fertilizer, planting, spraying and irrigation, Goldman predicts.

Rising costs for farm labor and falling costs for self-driving technology also will provide further catalysts for the shift.

On Monday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill giving farm workers in the state — the nation’s largest agricultural producer — historic overtime pay.

“This is going to have a serious effect on farming out in California,” said Schulz, who expects rising labor costs to be an opportunity for autonomous and even semi-autonomous equipment to replace some of the human labor needed in farming.

“Rising labor costs would certainly be a positive for adoption of automated processes,” said Jerry Revich, an analyst at Goldman Sachs.

Self-driving tech prices falling
At the same time, the progress in self-driving technology for automobiles — including both object detection capabilities using multicamera systems, radar and lidar technology — could help speed up and lower the cost of developing autonomous farm machinery.

“Some of the new sensors that help you autonomously park your car, parallel park, backup sensors, cameras and things like that — all that stuff — the cost has come way down on it and it’s allowed us to leverage it more in our machines,” said Matt Rushing, a vice president in charge of precision ag and advanced technology for AGCO.

The content and technology to move to driverless cars cost about $2,700 per vehicle, according to Goldman Sachs. In agriculture, autonomous driving equipment would require technology where there is a slightly higher complexity, but “not disproportionately higher,” Revich said.

“We’re watching the sensor and technology prices really move down,” said Rob Zemenchik, global product marketing manager for Case IH’s precision farming unit, Advanced Farming Systems.

Europe’s CNH Industrial, known for its Case IH tractor brand, unveiled an autonomous concept tractor last month in Iowa at the Farm Progress Show, one of the world’s largest farm shows. CNH’s autonomous tractor could presumably work unmanned around the clock and uses GPS and sensor technology. The grower could remotely monitor and control the machine using a device such as a tablet.

CNH’s concept tractor does maintain the driver cab so the operator can perform tasks not presently suited to automation, such as commuting between fields or going through suburban or rural community roads to reach a farm.

“We’re focusing on perfecting the off-road parts of the solution and we’re very comfortable with our progress to date,” said Zemenchik. CNH’s autonomous tractor could come to market as early as 2020.

Deere and AGCO, two rival farm machinery manufacturers, have similar technologies.

A Deere spokesman said the farm equipment giant does not have a driverless tractor on the market, although the company has done some work on driverless technology in orchards.

Deere’s strategy has been generally to develop ag technologies internally, although it recently tried to buy Monsanto’s Precision Planting, but the Justice Department blocked that deal.

Swarms of farming robots

The autonomous driving trend isn’t limited to large farm machinery. There’s also interest in smaller tractors and ag robots, and some see them working in groups of five or more in a swarm-like action.

One lure for the smaller machines is they would be lighter and reduce soil compaction, a problem today with heavy tractor machinery and one that can reduce crop yields. Continue reading this article

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