"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Comics

U.S. Shocked Andorra Not In Africa   

Internet abolishes middle class jobs by the millions

Eternal Poverty & Depression

  • Endless welfare and EBT cards are the wave of the future as countless millions of jobs are rapidly and permanently being abolished by the Internet, robotics and outsourcing.
  • Are you and your family prepared to live on the token monthly unemployment payment the government will be handing out?

(Shft Plan.com)  -  If you think the jobs market and larger economy are bad now, just wait for the future.

In the future, virtually everyone you know may be on the dole.

There are a lots of projections and scenarios about what to expect as technology advances to practically unimaginable heights.

Already many human jobs are being displaced by computers, and most trends point to a rise of automated assembly lines, computer-run logistics and services and robots to do jobs humans did before that.

China has already ushered in a workforce of robots, with less and less reliance on humans for anything.

What does this mean for the average American?

In a word: dependence.

From The Week:

The robopocalypse for workers may be inevitable. In this vision of the future, super-smart machines will best humans in pretty much every task. A few of us will own the machines, a few will work a bit — perhaps providing “Made by Man” artisanal goods — while the rest will live off a government-provided income. Silicon-based superintelligence and robots will dramatically alter labor markets — to name but one example, the most common job in most U.S. states probably will no longer be truck driver.

The article also discusses the impact that Amazon.com, specifically, is already having on retail business:

Just look at how Amazon is disrupting brick-and-mortar retailing. And even though tech firms such as Google and Facebook generate huge revenues, they employ comparatively few people versus industrial giants of the past, such as IBM or General Motors. In the 1970s, General Motors employed more than 600,000 people, 10 times more Google and Facebook combined.

(Beijing) – Every day, two quality-control supervisors monitor four robots tirelessly assembling remote-control devices for home appliances at a Midea Group factory in Foshan, in the southern province of Guangdong.  The robots recently replaced 14 workers on the plant's assembly line for remote controls.  (Caixin.com)

Moreover, their use of robotic warehouse workers and coming use of delivery drones are sure to have further impact on jobs.

The Week also wrote:

Former Intel executive Bill Davidow… makes a strong claim: “For all its economic virtues, the internet has been long on job displacement and short on job creation. As a result, it is playing a central role in wage stagnation and the decline of the middle class.”

So the very few at the top will be owners — as they are now, but with perhaps greater clout over human affairs. A token few will have human work where “manmade” might find appreciation and market, and more and more and more will become utterly dependent upon the government.

Not only will the Middle Class disappear, but so will the “working poor” as there becomes less and less meaningful work to do.

If you thought the welfare state was bad now – with a record number of homes on food stamps, many out of work or giving up on work and a significant portion of what used to be the Middle Class struggling just to make ends meet – it may be that we haven’t seen anything yet.

While we can hope for things to turn around, we should prepare for the worst.

What happens if we all become hordes of helpless masses completely dependent on government for everything?

It might sounds OK to some, but time for a reality check: life at the hands of government assistance is no kind of life at all.

From health care to food and everything else in life, government and technology will be the provider. Ready for that?

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Amazon warehouse robots

Hobos of the Great Depression

Welcome to the future.
The moronic politicians and TV talking heads blunder forward thinking the future will look like the past, and they talk about new jobs and economic recovery.
Those of us still able to think for ourselves see the writing on the wall.  Technology, robotics, the Internet and outsourcing are permanently abolishing jobs by the millions.  At some point the consumer economy will collapse as people with jobs to buy products simply vanish.

The successful political party of the future will run on a "Jobs for Humans" platform.  It will be a  return of the Luddites as millions of people permanently made unemployable by machines demand help just to live.

U.S. and Nigeria are the Only Nations with Two Parties

Maybe the U.S. Should Try Democracy

  • I can select from ten different cell phone companies, but at election time I am forced to choose one of two leftist big government loving parties.  The voters have no choices and the SOBs in Washington know it and have contempt for their voters.  
  • We need to demand meaningful election reform today.

(Ballot Access News)  -  Among the fifty most populous nations in the world, the only two countries in which only two political parties are represented in the nation’s legislative lower house are the United States and Nigeria.

If “two-party system” is defined to mean a nation with only two parties represented in the national legislature, then it is clear that the “two-party system” has been rejected by governments and voters all over the world.

Among the fifty most populous countries, only one country bans all political parties and holds no legislative elections whatsoever: Saudi Arabia. Only one of the fifty most populous countries has non-partisan elections for the national legislature: Iran. Although political parties, both legal and illegal, exist in Iran, the election system is non-partisan.

Two countries ban all political parties except the ruling party: China and Vietnam. The May 1 2015 printed Ballot Access News will have a chart showing the number of parties represented in each country’s lower legislative body, although the chart will only include the 50 most populous countries.

The Australian Senate
Free Elections - What a concept
The Senate in Australia is made up of 10 different political parties.  The people have real and meaningful choices.
While under the corrupt American election system the same two special interest funded and controlled parties "magically" win 100% of all elections.
The big government loving Democrats and Republicans have no fear of the average voter because they know the public has no real choices on their ballot.  Unless the election system is reformed to allow truly competative elections we are doomed to be ruled over by a corrupt Washington D.C. based oligarchy.

Australian Senate

Parties in the Australian Senate

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Sultress - Gigi Hadid

Jelena Noura "Gigi" Hadid (born April 23 1995) is a fashion model and TV personality. She was named one of 12 rookies in Sports Illustrated′s annual swimsuit issue in 2014.

Hadid was born in Los AngelesCalifornia, the daughter of Palestinian real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and Dutch former model Yolanda Foster (née van den Herik).  She graduated from Malibu High School at the age of 18 in 2013 and was also the captain of her varsity volleyball team and a competitive horseback rider.

Muslim Turkey angered by Copenhagen sculpture commemorating the Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Genocide

Muslims Cover Up The Truth

  • Muslim Turkey is angry that anyone might point out the truth about their genocide against Christians.
  • It should be noted that in 629 AD the entire Middle East was either Christian, Jewish or Zoroastrian.  The Muslim genocide against people who dare to believe differently has been going on for 1,400 years. 

(The Local)  -  Plans to install a sculpture commemorating the Armenian Genocide in one of Copenhagen's busiest squares have Muslim Turkish officials up in arms.

A sculpture that will be placed in the heart of Copenhagen in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide threatens to further derail the already-strained relations between Denmark and Turkey
The nine-metre high sculpture, entitled ‘The Draem’ (Danish Remembrance Armenian Empathy Messenger), is to be placed in the square Kultorvet for ten days in May to mark 100 years since upwards of 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman regime. 
The plans have elicited a protest from the Turkish Embassy in Copenhagen.
“We are disappointed that a sculpture that describes the actions of 1915 as a ‘genocide’ will be displayed in one of Copenhagen’s large squares,” the embassy wrote in an email to Politiken, adding that the sculpture is “morally indefensible”. 
Artists' illustration of how the sculpture will look when
placed in Kultorvet.
Photo: Invivia/Folkedrab100

Turkey officially rejects the notion that the mass killings constitute a ‘genocide’. While the European Parliament, a UN sub-committee and more than 20 countries worldwide recognize the killings as a genocide, Denmark does not. 
“The Danish government does not keep silent about the tragic events of 1915 but has not officially acknowledged the events as genocide. Our opinion is that that distinction is better left to historians,” Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard told Politiken. 
Lidegaard declined to comment specifically on the sculpture, but Copenhagen city officials did not. 
The city’s deputy mayor for culture, the Danish People’s Party’s Carl Christian Ebbesen, said Turkey should stay out of local decisions.
“Turkey should completely stay out of what we do in Copenhagen and what sort of freedoms of expression and freedoms of art that we have,” Ebbesen told Politiken.
Relations between Denmark and Turkey are already strained over long-running disagreements about the handling of Kurdish television station Roj TV and for Turkey’s release of a man suspected of trying to assassinate noted Islam critic Lars Hedegaard. 

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A line of naked, crucified Armenian girls.
See more at Genocide Museum.am

See more:  Ravished Armenia

California to brand all men as rapists

Man-haters on a rampage

(Washington Examiner)  -  Last year California passed a law that defined nearly all sex on college campuses as rape unless proven otherwise. Now, in addition to making it easier to label someone a rapist for just about every sexual encounter, state legislators want to go further to ensure that accused students' lives are severely disrupted — if not ruined — by introducing mandatory minimums for their punishment.

The mandatory minimum would be a suspension of two years for students found responsible for sexual assault. But bear in mind that the burden of proof already lies with the accused, thanks to California's "yes means yes" law.

Accusers do not have to provide any proof that that they failed to give consent or were unable to consent due to incapacitation, and now a guilty finding would carry a minimum punishment under this new proposal.

First they made it easier to brand a student a rapist, and now they want to make it easier to ruin that student's life.

The legislation states that the mandatory minimum would apply to students found responsible for "rape, forced sodomy, forced oral copulation, rape by a foreign object, sexual battery, threat of sexual assault, and any other forms of sexual assault."

Elizabeth Woodson, Stanford University's student body president and a member of a task force that recommended changes to the school's sexual assault policy, told the Huffington Post that students found responsible should be expelled.

Students on college campuses have already discovered in recent years that they have few, if any, due process rights (absolutely none at private institutions unless the school allows). Attaching minimums without adding any due process rights will surely increase the number of lawsuits filed by suspended students. California is currently facing seven such lawsuits.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Armed Troops Patrol Residential Streets in California

What the Fuck!

  • Jesus H. Christ, the crap just keeps hitting the fan faster than anyone can keep up.  Armed soldiers marching down suburban California streets.
  • Special note  -  These drills, fully funded by both parties in Congress, are designed to let the simpleminded locals know that the Feds are their rulers.

(Infowars News)  -  Video footage out of Ontario, California shows armed National Guard troops patrolling residential streets and practicing traffic control.

The video, which was shot this past weekend, features Guard troops marching in formation while chanting a military cadence. Troops also take turns to practice blocking traffic.

The troops, followed by a humvee, marched close to an elementary school and single family homes.

“I just watched it again and recognized the low block wall and the elementary school! It was right there where my sister and her husband live! OMG how frightening!” one YouTube commenter responded, while others insisted the patrols were a routine occurrence.

However, another respondent insisted that the patrol was not normal.

“During the last few seconds I got a quick glimpse of my sister and brother-in-laws house on Fuschia. Ave,” wrote the commenter.”That motorcycle was parked almost in front of their house. They told me they saw this procession going on from their front yard. They have lived in that house for 30 or so yrs and this is the first time they have seen this type of thing in their neighborhood. Might be a common thing to do their training someplace else but not in that area.”

Concerns about the presence of troops on American streets have heightened since the announcement of Jade Helm, an upcoming nationwide military exercise which some fear is a dry run for martial law.
As we reported earlier this week, a National Guard drill based around dealing with civil unrest after a dirty bomb attack in Richmond, California featured role players acting as angry Americans yelling ‘right-wing’ rhetoric.

Footage captured by a local shows Guard troops pushing irate citizens away with batons before one of the protest group states, “I’m a sovereign citizen, I refuse to recognize you guys, I refuse to recognize you.”

Disturbing video out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida last month also showed military and law enforcement practicing the internment of citizens during martial-law style training.

Jade helm? National guard in Ontario California 

Coast Guard ID's Patriots As Terrorists

Black Hawk Helicopters Warfare Drill in Miami

What the Hell Are We Doing in Yemen?

Well, if we are not wanted . . . 

  • Webster's Dictionary - American Political Narcissism  -  The excessive or erotic interest in oneself and the belief that everything thing on earth revolves around the United States.  Synonymsvanity, self-love, self-admiration, self-absorption, self-obsession.
  • Shocking news, the world managed to exist for 10,000 years before the U.S. was created.  Not everything is or should be our business.  Sometime people need to solve their own problems.

(From Reason)  -  The U.S. government has charged into another civil war in the Middle East. When you find yourself repeatedly asking, “Will they ever learn?” the answer may be that the decision-makers have no incentive to do things differently. What looks like failure may be the intended outcome. Quagmires have their benefits—to the ruling elite—if American casualties are minimized.

The Obama administration is assisting Saudi Arabia in its bombing of Yemen, creating—in concert with the Saudi embargo—a humanitarian catastrophe in the Middle East’s poorest country. Civilians are dying, and what infrastructure the country has is being destroyed.

Why? Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States won’t "stand by while the region is destabilized." Kerry is a veteran, and presumably a student, of America’s Indochina war. So he must know that bombing is a terrible way to prevent destabilization. Kerry isn’t stupid—but that means he’s a liar and a demagogue.

North Yemen (in orange) and Marxist People's Democratic Republic
South Yemen (in blue) before joining together in 1990.  Pardon me
if I can't get worked up about the "territorial integrity" of a nation
that never even existed before 1990.

Note that he says "the region," not "Yemen." Why would a civil war in Yemen affect the region? Because according to the official narrative, faithfully carried by most of the news media, Yemen is under siege by agents of Iran, the Houthis.

Iran today serves the same purpose the Soviet Union, or the International Communist Conspiracy, served from the end of World War II until 1989-91, when the Soviet empire collapsed. Iran is the all-purpose arch enemy on which virtually any evil can be blamed. So the war party and its Saudi and Israeli allies tell us every day that Iran is on the march, controlling capitals throughout the Middle East: Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut, and now Sana’a.

But this is absurd. Iran is not on the march. George W. Bush knowingly delivered Baghdad to Iran-friendly Iraqi Shiites in 2003. The Assad regime in Syria is a long-time Iranian ally that Obama and his first secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, declared open season on, emboldening al-Qaeda and its more-virulent mutation, ISIS. Iran’s friend in Lebanon, the political party Hezbollah, formed itself in response to Israel’s 1982 invasion and long occupation.

None of these demonstrate an aggressive Iran.

And what of Yemen, where the Houthis drove out the U.S.-backed autocratic president while also fighting declared enemies of the United States, Sunni al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Yemeni affiliate of ISIS?

Yes, the Houthis practice a kind of Shiite Islam, Zaidi, but it differs importantly from Iranian Shiism. In fact, the Houthis are merely the latest manifestation of a long-oppressed Yemeni religious minority seeking autonomy from the central government. After years of being frustrated, lied to, and double-crossed, it finally moved on that government. Say what you will about the group, but don’t call it an agent of Iran.

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BBC News - Yemen Civil War

We American did not want anyone taking sides in our civil war.
So why are we getting involved in other people's religious civil wars? 

ISIS Destroys Christian Gravesites In Mosul

"Allah sends his greetings."

(Fox News)  -  Even Iraq's dead Christians aren’t safe from ISIS.
The Islamic State's campaign of terror across the war-torn nation, which has already seen countless beheadings, destruction of priceless art and religious artifacts and insistence that Christians submit or die, now includes mass desecration of graves. Photos of the black-clad, extremist ghouls smashing headstones in cemeteries in the key northern city of Mosul were posted Thursday online under the title "Leveling Graves and Erasing Pagan Symbols."
"The April 16 destruction of Christian graves in Mosul, Iraq by the Islamic State (ISIS) is part of the organization's ongoing campaign against Christianity, in the Middle East and throughout the Muslim world," said Steven Stalinsky, executive director of The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which flagged the photos.
The shocking images appeared on the Shomoukh Al-Islam jihadi forum and other various websites, according to MEMRI. They show ISIS militants shattering graves with sledgehammers and carving out the crosses that were engraved on the stones. The photos were released along with a statement claiming to justify the defacing. The "hadith," or Islamic teaching, stated that any grave higher than ground level must be shattered. Any images on such graves must be erased as well, according to the twisted edict.
The hadith claims Prophet Mohammad  told followers not to "leave an elevated grave without leveling it, nor an image without erasing it.”
While desecrating graves is not the worst of ISIS' crimes, Stalinsky told FoxNews.com it sends a strong signal to the West.
"It is important to note that ISIS is documenting its destruction and desecration of Christian sites and its attacks on Christian communities, and on other minorities' sites and communities, and is disseminating these images worldwide via social media," he said. "By doing this, ISIS is not only showcasing what it is doing, but is also mocking the West by demonstrating that it is doing so freely, with no one trying to stop it."
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Tufts University openly recruits illegal alien students

The Death of the United States

  • It appears that no one cares that America exists as a nation.  Open borders Democrats want voters and open borders Republicans want to flood the job market with cheap labor for their Sith Lord Masters on Wall Street.  Protecting American citizens has no meaning to the liar political elites.

(Campus Reform)  -  Tufts University, a private research school in Massachusetts, announced last week that it will begin to “proactively and openly” recruit illegal immigrants.

The university said in a statement that it will offer institutional financial aid to illegal immigrants because they are currently ineligible to receive federal financial aid.

According to the university’s website, the school will recognize illegal immigrants as “domestic” students, therefore making them eligible for need-based aid “like any other U.S. citizen or permanent resident.”

“Undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students who apply to Tufts are treated identically to any other U.S. citizens or permanent resident in their high school,” the university said in a statement.

Tufts will also meet 100 percent of the demonstrated financial need of admitted illegal immigrants. 

According to the university, the move to expand admissions and offer financial aid to students in the U.S. illegally reflects Tufts’ commitment to diversity and inclusion.

“Tufts’ core values include a commitment to equal opportunity, inclusion, accessibility and diversity. Therefore, Tufts welcomes all undergraduate applicants regardless of citizenship status,” the university said in its statement.

The university’s decision was hailed by immigrant activist groups that successfully lobbied former Gov. Deval Patrick in 2012 to make Massachusetts one of 22 other states offering lower-cost, in-state tuition at state colleges and universities to illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria.

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