Wal-Mart’s Dallas Optical Lab Replaces 91 Jobs with Machines

You don’t see many news reports like this one where a relative few human jobs are lost when smart machines are brought in.

I suspect there are many more instances of a few dozen job cuts here and there that never make it to the newspapers or internet. It’s just the company upgrading equipment to become more efficient, so it’s not really news. But the effect of technological unemployment is cumulative and is at least partly responsible for the jobless recovery.

The production of eyeglasses is becoming more automated.

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There probably aren’t many optical production specialists flooding across the Rio Grande to steal American jobs. Still, the jobs universe is shrinking enormously because of automation, so it is foolish for the United States to continue with immigration of any legality as a normal government policy. We should end immigration because it has become obsolete — like homesteading, which was stopped after the west was settled.

Wal-Mart’s Dallas optical lab loses 91 jobs to automation, DallasNews.com, November 21, 2016

Wal-Mart has cut 91 jobs at its optical lab in Dallas after installing new manufacturing equipment.

The lab, which is one of three where Wal-Mart makes prescription eyeglasses, will now employ 430 people.

While trade policies were a big issue in the presidential election, manufacturing jobs are still being lost in the U.S. to automation. Last year, Wal-Mart said it would spend $10 million to upgrade manufacturing equipment at its Fayetteville, Ark.; Crawfordsville, Ind.; and Dallas optical labs.

The other facilities aren’t affected by the decision, said Wal-Mart spokeswoman Anne Hatfield.

Prescription eyeglasses are the only product that Wal-Mart manufactures, start-to-finish, in-house. The three labs serve 3,500 Wal-Mart stores with optical centers. The Dallas lab opened in 1995, and Wal-Mart started making eyeglasses in 1991.  Continue reading this article

Vaclav Klaus Salutes Revolutionary Change in America

Former Czech President Klaus has long opposed globalist ideology, in particular the European Union superstate that started out as an innocent-sounding trade deal and grew into a massive undemocratic government. In particular, he favors the nation state as being the right size to be responsive to the people.

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In addition, Klaus rejects the unfounded reverence of elites for immigrant-fueled population growth as the easy way to economic success. He notes that Europe was just fine when it had 100 million fewer people — which is quite an unusual thing for a political leader to say. He furthermore observes that with 23 million unemployed Europeans, additional immigrants are not needed, period.

And like other Eastern Europeans, he rejects the multiculturalism embraced by the West that includes Islam, because the East struggled against Ottoman invasions for centuries and they don’t want millions of Muslims imported in misguided charity.

Klaus visited Austria recently and discussed current events with the local publication Wochenblick:

INTERVIEWER: What does former Czech President Vaclav Klaus say about today’s political situation?

VACLAV KLAUS: In Europe today we have 23 million unemployed, it’s almost 10 percent of all labor. So this is enough. We don’t need more labor. So we don’t need those migrants as labor. We have to work ourselves. This is absolutely important.

And I also don’t accept the argument that we’re too old, that we have no children. I can’t accept it. It’s certainly clear that we all know those demographic developments. Nevertheless, there were NEVER as many people in Europe as there are today. And a hundred years ago there were 100 million fewer inhabitants in Europe, and still Europe was alive and it was living well. So this is also no motivation.

The motivation is a false ideology, that is, the ideology of multiculturalism. It’s the ideology that the more diversity, variety we have in a human community, the better. We should never ever accept that. We the Czechs, you Austrians. Continue reading this article

Trump Invites Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to Visit

The President-elect continues to impress with his cabinet choices and actions generally. Calling one of Europe’s top friends of law and borders with an invitation to visit is a very pleasant surprise.

As earlier noted hereabouts, Eastern Europeans are not impressed with the prospect of Muslim diversity, since tyrannical Ottoman rule extended into parts of their territory for hundreds of years. The Ottomans controlled part of medieval Hungary for over a century. Viktor Orban has been a fierce defender of Hungarian freedom against the current Islamic invasion disguised as a humanitarian “refugee” flow.

Here are some recent remarks from PM Orban, voicing his concerns about protecting Hungarian law, culture and its people:

VIKTOR ORBAN: Hungary will do everything in its power to enable every migrant to return from Europe to his own country. And Hungary will do everything possible, to make sure that no one may enter and stay illegally on Hungarian territory, in violation of Hungarian laws.

We want to be masters of the situation, and we want to be masters of our own destiny. We do not accept the diktat of Brussels, who want to tell me whom we have to live with, in our own country! This is unacceptable. This must be our decision!

“On the issue of migrants, when someone makes a mistake, it cannot be corrected,” emphasized the Hungarian Prime Minister. In the countries where migrants arrive en masse, life will change. Maybe not in one day, but in a couple of years it will change. Our grandchildren will ask us: Why did we let our countries change? Why did we allow Europe to change?

Breitbart reported about Donald Trump’s invitation:

Trump Invites Hungarian PM Orbán to Washington D.C., Breitbart.com, November 25, 2016

U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump has invited Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to visit him in Washington D.C.

The Prime Minister said that Mr. Trump then praised the Hungarian government and called the people of Hungary “brave freedom fighters” during a telephone conversation on Thursday night, Hungarian paper Magyar Hirlap reports.

Mr. Orbán also noted that Trump congratulated Hungary for its economic success in recent years saying that he has called the nation’s achievements over the past six years “outstanding”.

After being invited to Washington D.C., Orbán said: “I told him that I hadn’t been there for a long time as I had been treated as a ‘black sheep’, to which he replied, laughing, ‘Me too’.” Continue reading this article

Holiday Crowds Attract America’s Jihad Enemies

This holiday season may be a particularly dangerous one, since America’s jihadist enemies see a lame duck president in the White House who was weak even on his better days. The Muslim unfriendlies might think they can sneak in some mass murdering of infidels before President Trump takes charge.

Plus, ISIS is more pragmatic regarding its slaughter than al Qaeda, according to terror expert Sebastian Gorka, as he observed during an interview on Fox News on Wednesday:

”I’m most concerned with the change in tactics that we see ISIS following. Al-qaeda for more than a decade was obsessed with spectacle. Ironically 911 was so successful in killing 3,000 people in 102 minutes that they wanted WMDs, they experimented with chemical weapons in Afghanistan: they were looking for something even more spectacular. ISIS is far more pragmatic: they’ve taken a leaf out of the classic irregular warfare insurgent handbook, and they understand that for a low investment with minimal or no training, you can cause a lot of havoc and kill lots of people. The Nice attack is the classic example — one man with a truck, scores of people killed. So ISIS has gone back to basics and a holiday like this one is so attractive to them because they’re looking for high concentrations of unarmed civilians and that’s what you have on Thanksgiving.”

The big public gathering for Thanksgiving was New York City’s 90th annual parade of bands, giant balloons and thousands of marchers with millions of spectators. The barbarian jihadists suggested the event would be a fine target for mass murder using a large truck or several to run down adults and children watching the parade, as was done in Nice, France, last Bastille Day. A “Brooklyn man” (Mohammed Rafik Naji, a Yemeni) was arrested a few days ago for planning just such an attack.

The Daily Mail reported the NYPD put on unprecedented show of force with 82 sand-filled trucks to protect against Nice-style attacks, radiation detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs to protect the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Three thousand officers were deployed for the parade, up from 2,500 last year because the perceived threat increase.

Below, well armed officers and bomb-sniffing dogs lined the parade route in New York City.

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Fortunately, everything went off without a hitch and the Daily Mail report included lots of photos where the crowds looked like people were having a great time.

But at what financial cost? As the need for more extreme security ramps up because of hostile Muslims living among us, the increased price levied on the taxpayers has become more mysterious. The security bill for events like the Super Bowl and the big city marathons don’t get toted up any more in their entirety — perhaps if the citizens knew the true cost of Muslim diversity they might demand an end to importing it willy-nilly. For example, the cost of San Francisco Police overtime for several days of Super Bowl security last January was nearly $3 million, and that is just one government organization out of around 60 different federal, state and local law enforcement agencies that were involved in policing the sports event.

The 2012 London Olympics cost $2 billion for security (with more British troops on hand to protect the event than there were in Afghanistan at the time); and that figure may have been the last honest total we will see from government suits for the enemy immigration they have inflicted upon us.

Since President Trump seems realistic about the jihad threat from unwise immigration, he could call for an accounting of what muslim diversity costs American taxpayers — from security-strangled sports to the everyday abuse imposed on airline passengers by the TSA — we citizens have a right to know what we pay for an enemy tribe of immigrants we never asked for.

Let us hope that our excellent police can continue to keep us safe from an energetic enemy until the January 20 inauguration and beyond.

Trump’s Employment Agenda May Bring Automation into a National Spotlight

It will be interesting to see how effective President Trump can be in bringing jobs back to America through reducing regulation, renegotiating bad trade deals, lowering corporate taxes and creating a more business-friendly environment. The process will be a good measure of how much automation has undermined employment for American workers.

Some reshoring has already occurred because US-based robots are often cheaper than inexpensive human workers in China or Mexico, particularly given transportation costs. For more troublesome details, see my 2014 blog ”Manufacturing Is Returning to US, but Automation Means Fewer Hires”.

And as reported here earlier this month, recent research found that ”Automation Is a Worse Cause of Factory Job Loss Than Bad Trade Deals”. It is concerning that nobody in Washington of either party is discussing the long-term job threat that smart machines pose. Manufacturing is going gangbusters now in the United States, only more efficiently because of automation (U.S. factories still thriving, but robots mean fewer workers, San Jose Mercury, Nov 3, 2016):

America has lost more than 7 million factory jobs since manufacturing employment peaked in 1979. Yet American factory production, minus raw materials and some other costs, more than doubled over the same span to $1.91 trillion last year, according to the Commerce Department, which uses 2009 dollars to adjust for inflation. That’s a notch below the record set on the eve of the Great Recession in 2007. And it makes U.S. manufacturers No. 2 in the world behind China.

Experts warn that the machines will soon be performing tasks that once required human workers. The Gartner analytical company predicts that one-third of jobs will be performed by robots by 2025, and that trend goes beyond manufacturing to cognitive tasks like financial analysis and medical diagnostics. A 2013 report from Oxford University researchers estimated that “nearly half of U.S. jobs are vulnerable to computerization” in less than 20 years. A report this year from the consulting firm McKinsey and Company, found that 59 percent of manufacturing work could be automated in the next decade.

Below, robots build Tesla cars in Fremont, California.

And of course, given automation’s destruction of jobs for American workers, Washington’s generous-to-foreigners immigration policies must end, because…

Automation makes immigration obsolete.

Rice University Professor Moshe Vardi, who is widely quoted in the article below, warns that automation will create a world “dystopia” of mass unemployment.

Tech geeks chatter about the coming automation juggernaut frequently, but there is little discussion in the big media about it — strange, given the potential for the entire economic system being undermined.

Donald Trump’s victory brings the jobs vs. automation issue into the spotlight, Geekwire.com, November 23, 2016

Six months ago, computer scientist Moshe Vardi felt as if he was a voice crying in the wilderness when it came to automation’s anticipated effect on the job market. No political candidate, it seemed, was talking about the potential impact of autonomous cars and automated manufacturing on future employment.

Today, the topic still isn’t quite on President-elect Donald Trump’s radar screen. But his election has gotten a lot more experts talking about the issue.

“It went from being somewhat esoteric to being practically mainstream,” Rice University’s Vardi told GeekWire.

Since the election, Trump has put jobs front and center on his agenda. Continue reading this article

Congressman John Culberson Set Up a Kill Switch on Sanctuary City Funding

Because of the foresight of a Texas Congressman, President Trump will be able to end certain funding to the largest sanctuary cities plus the entire state of California on his first day as President. Working quietly, Culberson convinced the existing Justice Department to certify those cities as non-compliant with federal law, thereby making them vulnerable to loss of money from Washington.

And if President Trump should get cold feet about tough immigration law enforcement, he should note that a November Rasmussen poll found that large majority of voters favors deportation of illegal alien criminals:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 81% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a plan that calls for mandatory deportation of illegal immigrants who have been convicted of a felony in this country. Just 13% are opposed. These findings are nearly identical to those measured in August of last year.

The governments of many American cities believe that protecting foreign lawbreakers is more important than providing public safety for the citizens.

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Most sanctuary cities don’t mind sheltering foreign gangsters and violent thugs along with mere job thieves from across the border.

On Wednesday, Congressman Culberson appeared on Fox News  to discuss the issue:

ERIC SHAWN: With the imminent arrival of a new administration and a new attorney general to enforce immigration laws, sanctuary cities across the country have potentially to face the risk of losing federal funds if they refused to cooperate with immigration officials. But one congressman took action last July in the Appropriations Committee that uses the power of the purse to deny some Department of Justice funds and he says all that waits to go into action is a simple signature. That congressman joins us now; he is John Culberson of Houston, he is the chairman of the House Appropriations, Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee. Congressman, good to see this morning. So you say this fund cutoff could actually be implemented on day one?

CONGRESSMAN JOHN CULBERSON: Yes Eric, in fact using existing law and the power of the purse, I have seen to it that the top 10 sanctuary cities in America have already been certified as violating existing federal law and therefore everything is pre-positioned for these 10 cities — including Chicago, New York, the entire state of California — they will lose all their federal law enforcement money, if President Trump chooses to, the president can cut off their money at noon on January 20th of 2017. If they do not change their sanctuary policies and hand over criminal illegal aliens in their custody to be deported, their days of receiving federal law enforcement money are over.

SHAWN: Obviously this is something that the Obama administration has not agreed with.

CULBERSON: In fact I, as chairman of the subcommittee in charge of all the money for the Department of Justice, I quietly persuaded Attorney General Loretta Lynch to implement this new policy this past July seventh, so it’s already done. I did it as subcommittee chairman using existing law and the influence of the power of the purse that the founding fathers so wisely entrusted to Congress. I did it quietly and and thoughtfully, and I didn’t embarrass anybody so it’s already done, pre-positioned.

SHAWN: I’m sorry — pre-positioned but hasn’t gone into action?

CULBERSON: Attorney General Lynch has already notified every city and state in the country that unless they cooperate 100 percent of the time with requests for immigration information about criminal aliens in local custody, then those local jurisdictions lose all their federal law enforcement money. That’s already up on the Department of Justice website. It has been official policy since July seventh. I just didn’t make any noise about it because the purpose of this election — America wants us to get it done, to get the job done, so I’ve taken care of it the job is done and President Trump can now cut off their money at noon on January 20th because it’s been policy. . . [cut off]

Breitbart has an explanation of the legal details:

Sanctuary Cities Risk Losing DOJ Funds in 2017, Texas Congressman Says, Breitbart.com, November 21, 2016

Sanctuary cities and other jurisdictions will now have to choose between protecting illegal aliens and receiving federal law enforcement grants thanks to the work of a Texas congressman.

Texas Representative John Culberson (R-TX) used his position as chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science and the congressional power of the purse to force the Department of Justice (DOJ) to enforce existing law requiring state and local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with immigration officials. Culberson announced in February an agreement with outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch to block federal law enforcement grants to jurisdictions with sanctuary policies, Breitbart Texas reported. Since that time, the Texas congressman has been working with DOJ officials to certify the top-ten jurisdictions not in compliance with the law. Continue reading this article

America’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions Would Re-institute Immigration Enforcement

We know that Democrats’ immediate reaction to anyone who disagrees with them is to shriek “Racist!” However, America’s Senator Jeff Sessions being named as the Attorney General does pose a genuine threat to the liberal agenda of turning America into a diverse socialist hellhole — thus the overwrought howls.

Democrats may have learned from the election that traditional Americans cannot be browbeaten into choosing the leftward path, so Dems will need to import even more culturally big-government immigrants like Mexicans to achieve their goals. So the Ds appear to think, judging from their current hysteria.

A genuinely tough immigration enforcer as AG is a threat to Democrat dreams of dominance in politics, and Jeff Sessions must therefore be destroyed.

Interestingly, on Monday Senator Sessions’ one-time Legislative Counsel William Smith appeared on Fox News to discuss his experience of working with the Alabama Republican. Smith was the first African-American Chief Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee and was hired by the senator. Smith explained how Sessions “prosecuted the head of the KKK, made sure that he received the death penalty [in a murder case]; he desegregated schools in Alabama and I think you might have a picture of John Lewis and Jeff Sessions walking hand-in-hand across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.”

Below, Senator Jeff Sessions joined civil rights icon John Lewis and others for the 50th Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” in Selma to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, known for violence against civil rights marchers in 1965.

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It’s curious to see black American leaders (particularly media elites like Al Sharpton) gripe about the nation’s most dedicated immigration enforcer, when a shutdown of the open border would benefit blacks probably more than any other group. Deporting the Mexican job thieves would open many blue collar occupations in construction and similar industries like home renovation. But black leaders care little for actual improvement in the lives of the people they claim to represent, judging from their policies.

As U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow has explained, “competition from immigration accounts for approximately 40 percent of the 18-percentage point decline in black employment in recent years… That’s nearly a million jobs lost by blacks to immigrants.”

Columnist Byron York calls the Sessions nomination a “nightmare” for Democrats because he is the “most determined, and most knowledgeable opponent of comprehensive immigration reform” and is the perfect person to obliterate Obama’s anti-America non-enforcement strategy.

Byron York: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is Democrats’ nightmare, Washington Examiner, November 20, 2016

President-elect Trump’s transition team knew that nominating Jeff Sessions for Attorney General would set off controversy. Democrats and their allies in the press have at key times in the past called Sessions a racist — they’re now using the Alabama senator’s full name, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, to heighten the Old South effect — and now, as they oppose Trump at nearly every turn, they’ve turned to race again.

Here’s why the effort to stop Sessions is likely to intensify as his confirmation hearings near. Sessions is the Senate’s highest-profile, most determined, and most knowledgeable opponent of comprehensive immigration reform. Democrats are particularly anxious about immigration because of the unusually tenuous nature of President Obama’s policies on the issue. Those policies can be undone unilaterally, by the new president in some cases, and by the attorney general and head of homeland security in other cases. There’s no need for congressional action — and no way for House or Senate Democrats to slow or stop it.

There are extensive, and in some cases, strict immigration laws on the books, passed by bipartisan majorities of Congress. Obama wanted Congress to change those laws. Congress declined. So Obama stopped enforcing provisions of the law that he did not like. A new administration could simply resume enforcement of the law — a move that by itself would bring a huge change to immigration practices in the United States. No congressional approval needed.

There are laws providing for the deportation of people who entered the U.S. illegally. Laws providing for the deportation of people who entered the U.S. illegally and later committed crimes. Laws for enforcing immigration compliance at the worksite. Laws for immigrants who have illegally overstayed their visas for coming to the United States. Laws requiring local governments to comply with federal immigration law. And more.

Many of those laws have been loosened or, in some cases, completely ignored by the Obama administration. A Trump administration would not need to ask Congress to pass any new laws to deal with illegal immigration. If there was a presidential order involved in Obama’s non-enforcement, Trump could undo it, and if there were Justice Department directives involved, Sessions could undo them, and if there are Department of Homeland Security directives involved, the still-to-be-nominated secretary could undo them.

“It will be possible for the Trump administration to dramatically increase enforcement of immigration laws by using what is now on the books,” notes Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates reducing immigration into the U.S. Continue reading this article

San Francisco’s Sanctuary Policy Caused the Deaths of Four People: Now the City Is Doubling Down to Protect It

It’s amazing that liberals believe they are superior moral beings, while at the same time they don’t mind the carnage that results from their beloved policy of sanctuary cities for illegal aliens, including violent criminals.

Take Francisco Sanchez, the confessed killer of Kate Steinle whom he shot as she strolled with her father on a San Francisco pier. Sanchez had been deported five times to Mexico, but said he returned to San Francisco because of its sanctuary policy.

Kate Steinle was shot dead by an illegal alien as she walked on Pier 14, a popular spot for both locals and tourists.

In 2008, another illegal alien crime shocked San Francisco — the murders of Tony Bologna and his two sons Michael and Matthew.

Below, Tony Bologna and his two sons were shot to death by an MS-13 gangster a short distance from their home in San Francisco as they returned from a family picnic.

The shooter, Salvadoran Edwin Ramos was clearly a dangerous character, a known gang member who had earlier been arrested for assaulting a passenger on a bus and attempting a robbery of a pregnant woman, yet he was not deported because San Francisco shielded him.

But since Donald Trump, a strong enforcer of immigration law, has been elected president, San Francisco is determined to protect the foreign lawbreakers rather than defend the public safety of the citizens. It’s not like there’s no cost to this liberal insanity: San Francisco has four preventable deaths on its conscience — if it had one.

Plus, open borders and morally bankrupt cities don’t just attract moochers and gangsters from south of the border, they also entice America’s jihadist enemies. Former INS agent Michael Cutler made that point during a Newsmax interview from November 15:

“Look at the warnings that we’ve had from John Brennan, the head of the CIA, from James Comey, the head of the FBI, saying that ISIS was abetting terrorists in the refugee flows and finding other means to come here and kill us, and we’ve seen it time and again. . . These are failures of the immigration system and it’s the immigration laws and our borders that our first and last line of defense.”

The Chronicle’s big story includes not only the predictable baloney of sob stories, but it also notes the desire of the Public Defender for $5 million in taxpayer funds to legally protect illegal aliens — so citizens would again be forced to pay for their dispossession and decreased safety.

S.F. scrambles to protect sanctuary city status, San Francisco Chronicle, November 20, 2016

Just days after Donald Trump was elected America’s next president, Mayor Ed Lee stood with a line of top city officials on City Hall’s grand marble staircase to promise that San Francisco will uphold its 27-year-old sanctuary city laws protecting people who are in the country illegally.

“We have been and always will be a city of refuge, a city of sanctuary, a city of love,” Lee told the crowd gathered for a unity ceremony on Monday. “We promise to be a city that’s always welcoming. There are no walls in our city!”

Other mayors, including those in Portland, Ore., Seattle and Chicago, made the same pledge in the days after the election. Trump’s top immigration adviser, Kris Kobach, promptly fired back. A co-author of Arizona’s controversial 2010 immigration law, Kobach tweeted “End #SanctuaryCities” and shared part of an interview he had done on Fox News.

“They’re just thumbing their noses at federal law and putting their own citizens in danger,” Kobach said of mayors like Lee. Trump, he said, “has made it very clear he cares about the victims of these illegal alien sanctuary cities.”

On Friday, it was announced that Trump’s pick for attorney general is Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, who has opposed nearly every immigration bill to come before the Senate in the past 20 years and has opposed even some legal immigration programs.

Trump has pledged to immediately deport millions of immigrants once he takes office in January. He has also said he will strip sanctuary cities and counties, which number more than 300, of all federal funding if they continue to shield immigrants who did not come to the country legally.

In San Francisco, which receives about $1 billion in federal funding each year, city officials say they know they must quickly turn their pledges into concrete action. Among the efforts expected or possible:

• Public Defender Jeff Adachi wants $5 million annually for his office to provide representation for people facing deportation — legal aid they are not currently guaranteed. He said he hopes to have a proposal before the Board of Supervisors in the next few weeks. Continue reading this article

Terror Trial Conclusion Highlights Somali ISIS Crisis in Minnesota

The Trump-obsessed press has paid little attention to important news like a major terror trial wrapping up in Minneapolis: nine Somali men were sentenced last week in Minnesota for their jihad terror crimes. But the liberal media ignores Muslims terror trials in America no matter what else is going on.

Interestingly, the mainstream press has castigated President-elect Trump’s pick for national security advisor General Michael Flynn for calling Islam a “cancer” despite numerous jihad murders in this country in Orlando, San Bernardino, Fort Hood and Boston. You would think that 9/11 never happened, given the public forgetfulness, promoted by the press in its worship of diversity.

The media ignore strong indicators of the continuing failure of Muslim immigration like the Minnesota terror trials. Somalis come here, chirping they came for “a better life,” but the young men want to go to the Middle East and Africa to kill for allah. What happens when many more of them decide there are plenty of infidels in America to murder? For example, nine persons were stabbed in September in a shopping mall jihad attack.

A news story from a couple months ago reported the US had admitted nearly 100,000 Somali refugees since 9/11. That number sounds low, since the government doesn’t like keeping count of the unfriendlies it imports against the will of the American people.

Minnesota has struggled for years with assorted strategies to get Somalis to assimilate — expensive youth outreach, make-work social programs, even a basketball coaching scheme for one jihadist that failed — but the Africans have shown zero interest in wanting to acculturate. They prefer their Islamic values of jihad, polygamy, Islamic supremacism and misogyny. A filmmaker interviewed Somalis in Minneapolis last year and most openly rejected the Constitution and embraced sharia as their core belief.

The Somalis pictured below (Guled Ali Omar (sentenced to 35 years), Abdirahman Yasin Daud (30 years) and Mohamed Abdihamid Farah (30 years)) were some of the nine aspiring jihadists sentenced to lengthy prison terms.

Guled Ali Omar, Abdirahman Yasin Daud and Mohamed Abdihamid Farah

On Saturday, Fox News had a brief report about the Somali sentencing, including a clip of Iraq veteran Pete Hegseth visiting Little Mogadishu in Minneapolis, where he had a hard time finding Somalis who could speak English.

Don’t look for any responsibility from Somali parents or the tribe at large: they regard themselves as victims of kuffar persecution and despise America in general.

It’s good the judge at least tried to make a statement about the severity of Minnesota’s jihad problem.

Decades in prison for final 3 sentenced in Minnesota ISIL conspiracy case, Star Tribune, November 16, 2016

Prosecutors doubt remorse, and the judge warns of terror cell.

Seeking to send an emphatic message that there is “no doubt” about the depth of terrorism recruitment in the Twin Cities, a federal judge on Wednesday sentenced the final three of Minnesota’s ISIL conspiracy defendants to the sternest prison sentences yet handed down in a Minnesota terrorism case.

“It’s clear, and I’ve stated it the last two days … this community has to understand that there is a jihadist cell in this community — its tentacles spread out,” Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Davis told a packed courtroom. “Young people went to Syria and died.”

Davis concluded three days of hearings by sending defendant Guled Omar to prison for 35 years, and sentencing two others — Mohamed Farah and Abdirahman Daud — to 30 years each. The three were the only defendants to plead not guilty and go to trial, where a jury in June convicted them of charges including conspiracy to commit murder outside the United States. They were also convicted of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the same charge on which six others pleaded guilty and were sentenced this week.

Addressing Davis earlier in the afternoon, one of the prosecutors called Omar, 22, “not redeemable,” and said he presented a unique case because he watched his older brother leave Minnesota to join the Somali terror group Al-Shabab, then applied those lessons to advise the current group as its emir, or leader. Continue reading this article

Border Barriers Keep Out Enemies around the World and in America

President-elect Trump’s policy of immigration enforcement has alarmed many on the left, but as is explained in the report below, border walls are becoming more common across the globe as chaos spreads and countries want to keep enemies out.

Saudi Arabia is building a substantial border wall to block the entrance of its ISIS neighbors.

And just because America’s jihadist enemies are backward headchoppers doesn’t mean they haven’t noticed Obama’s open border: three Pakistani men were apprehended at the Arizona border a few days ago.

Below, some of America’s border fences need an upgrade and extension.

A March report found that arrests of Afghans and Pakistanis have skyrocketed this year. Plus, there are plenty more unfriendlies trying to break in.

MARTHA McCALLUM: President-elect Donald Trump vowing during his campaign to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. The two countries have had portions of fencing and walls sort of in different spots along the border there for some time. More than 60 countries mostly in Europe are now installing barriers at their borders to keep people out, mostly because of the refugee crisis that they have been experiencing. William La Jeunesse from Los Angeles with more on this morning.

WILLIAM LA JEUNESSE: Martha, the irony is politicians say fences don’t work until they need one. Europe has more than four times more barriers today than they did in the Cold War, and anyone who lives on our southern border, along with agents who patrol it, will tell you that walls work.

DONALD TRUMP:  We will build a great wall along the southern border.

LA JEUNESSE:  Whether you call it a wall or fence, border barriers are booming not just in the US.

DR. REECE JONES:  At the end of World War II, there were less than five border walls anywhere in the world; as late as 1989 when the Berlin wall came down, there about 15 border walls. Today there are almost 70. Continue reading this article

More Hate Crime Hoaxes from Muslims

It’s pretty safe to assume that hate crime hoaxes — particularly regarding Muslims — will explode off the charts during the Trump administration. Varieties of faked hate have been roiling communities and college campuses for years with no let up. One count finds 100 hate crime hoaxes in the last decade, and the Trump presidency is sure to inspire even greater phony-baloney victimhood.

One memorable freakout occurred in 2012 when an Iraqi Muslim man residing in El Cajon murdered his wife and faked it as a hate crime: the town’s Muslims went nuts, hysterically blaming Islam critics like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller for creating “Islamophobia” thereby causing the crime.

Kassim Alhimidi murdered his wife Shaima Alawadi (whose photo he holds) and blamed the crime on some hateful American. Alhimidi is now serving 26 years to life in state prison.

Speaking of Robert Spencer, he takes up the topic of fake hate in his most recent 5-minute explainer about several crimes that never happened as described by Muslim “victims.” Do police in Islamic nations not do detailed investigations of crime? Muslim immigrants seem to expect their word to be taken at face value by authorities, which does not happen here.

Another ‘Islamophobic Hate Crime’ Hoax, PJ Media, By Robert Spencer, October 19, 2016

It’s a recurring and strange phenomenon: anti-Muslim hate crimes that turn out to be none of those words.

This one was especially egregious and heartbreaking — or at least that’s the way it seemed. The Huffington Post headlined its story with this:

Islamophobia Just Drove This Boy And His Family Out Of America

There was just one catch: none of it was true. The article began this way:

“I’m done with the U.S.,” Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani’s wife told him on Friday. Seeing her youngest son, just 7 years old, walk off the school bus bruised and battered that afternoon outside their apartment building in Cary, North Carolina, was the final straw.

It seems that the Usmanis’ son, “little Abdul Aziz, a first-grader and the youngest child of Usmani and Binish Bhagwanee, was traumatized.” The trauma came from bullying by his schoolmates that specifically focused upon the boy’s Muslim faith:

[He] told his parents a classmate had tried to force him to eat food that wasn’t halal. When Abdul Aziz refused, five of his classmates ganged up on him, making fun of his name. They punched him in the face, kicked him in the stomach, and twisted his arm while calling him “Muslim” again and again, Usmani said.

Horrible, right?

But there were problems with the story from the beginning. If Usmani’s claim were true — “They keep beating him all the way from school to home on the bus” — then the boy would have suffered extensive injuries, and the bus would have been in an uproar, as anyone who has ever ridden a school bus knows. Instead, after an investigation, school officials announced:

No students who were interviewed witnessed an altercation. The bus driver did not witness an altercation. The child did not report to the bus driver any injury.

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Congressman Gohmert Questions Speaker Ryan’s Agenda

On Tuesday, open-borders globalist Paul Ryan was unanimously nominated to be Speaker of the House for another term even though he has strongly opposed Donald Trump’s policies of immigration enforcement and restructuring anti-American trade deals.

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert had a few words with Ryan during the caucus meeting about the Speaker’s agenda versus that of the President-elect. Gohmert fears that Ryan will not provide strong leadership for Trump’s pro-sovereignty policies. He discussed those issues on Fox Business Network on Wednesday.

FBN host Ashley Webster asked, “Is this party really as unified as Paul Ryan would have us believe?”

Gohmert responded, “I would like to think that it is but and Politico was not accurate: I was not yelling at Paul Ryan yesterday. I was forcefully making my position known, but it may have felt like my voice is getting loud, but my point was that for all of Paul’s career since I’ve been here he has supported trade agreements, he totally supported the TPP, wrote an article about it, co-wrote it, then he as far as what I would call amnesty and some call it not, he has supported some form of amnesty since I’ve been aware of him.

So I wanted to hear from Paul how all of a sudden two of the most important planks in Trump’s platform were going to be able to be carried out by a guy who has been totally 180 degrees opposed to those positions. And all I got was, you know, give me a call and we’ll talk about it. I had hoped in front of the whole conference to talk about these things.” [Spare video]

Paul Ryan could do a lot to thwart Trump’s agenda of advancing pro-American policies since the Speaker sets the legislative agenda. Ryan sounded grateful when he praised Trump for bringing so many Republicans into the Congress, but there’s no telling how long that appreciation will last.

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