Month: July 2018

If you receive asylum you will need to integrate better into German society states Seehofer

If you receive asylum you will need to integrate better into German society states Seehofer

If you receive asylum you will need to integrate better into German society states Seehofer

Seehofer belongs to the Bavaria-only Christian Social Union, which has always taken a harder line on migration than Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union.

Although the two parties are part of the same governing coalition, with Bavarian state election coming up this fall, Seehofer has made a point of positioning himself to the right of Merkel on migration. In the past, he has also often criticized Merkel’s more welcoming attitude toward migrants. Full story

Europe’s stance is changing at a very rapid pace. It would have been suicide to talk like this in 2014, or 2015, but now politicians are talking about integration; this is exactly what we stated would happen.  We stated that Europeans would begin targeting even legal immigrants; the demand would be “it’s time for you to integrate or?  It’s going to get a lot more violent; 12-24 months from today, people will wonder what changed.  How did these welcoming Europeans turn so violent? Let’s hope we are wrong; when it comes to violence, pain and or misery; we are happy to be proven wrong.

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‘Mayor Libby Schaaf Act’ could imprison officials who disclose ICE sweeps

‘Mayor Libby Schaaf Act’ could imprison officials who disclose ICE sweeps

Immigration hard-liners’ anger toward Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for her warning about a federal sweep for undocumented migrants in Northern California led an Iowa congressman to propose criminal penalties Monday for officials who talk about such operations in advance. Republican Rep.

Steve King introduced the “Mayor Libby Schaaf Act of 2018,” which would ban officials from “the purposeful broadcast … of information relating to any imminent action by a federal law enforcement officer or agent.” Violations could result in up to five years in prison. King said his bill would make clear that disclosing an imminent enforcement would amount to obstruction of justice. Full Story

At some point, they will start to jail government officials that defy the law.  Things are already heating up, and the trend has just started.  The anti-immigrant rhetoric and action are gathering momentum at a stunning pace; sadly some good individual will be caught in the crossfire.  This trend is powerful as emotions are being used to fuel it and therefore in such an environment one has to remember the phrase “when in Rome do as the Romans or be sent home.

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Ban on Sanctuary cities becomes law in Tennessee

Ban on Sanctuary cities becomes law in Tennessee

Ban on Sanctuary cities becomes law in Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) announced Monday that he will allow legislation banning so-called sanctuary cities in the state to become law without his signature, the Tennessean reported. The measure would mandate that local law enforcement officials comply with U.S. immigration policy, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requests to hold immigrants for purposes of deportation. “I think the best thing for the state to do with this decision is to move on from it,”

Haslam reportedly said. The sanctuary cities ban was passed in April by veto-proof margins, clearing the state House by a 63-23 vote and the state Senate by 27-5. The governor’s decision to allow the bill to become law. Full Story

Another story illustrating that this trend continues to gather momentum.

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Unreal coffee leftovers fetching more than coffee itself

Unreal coffee leftovers fetching more than coffee itself

Unreal coffee leftovers fetching more than coffee itself

Aida Batlle grows coffee on her family’s farm in the hills surrounding El Salvador’s Santa Ana Volcano. Like generations before her, she had little use for the skin that encases the beans, so she’d turn it into cheap fertilizer or, more frequently, trash it. Then one day, walking past some husks drying in the sun, a smell hit her, a good smell: hibiscus and other floral aromas. It dawned on her, she says, that some value might be extracted from what she had long considered refuse. So she steeped the husks in hot water and had a taste. “Immediately I started calling customers to try it,” she says.

At a Starbucks in Chicago’s Loop, a medium iced cappuccino with cascara foam goes for $4.75. (In case you’re wondering, that’s essentially a low-fat cappuccino whose foam and syrup have been spiked with an extract made from a blend of sugar and ground-up dried coffee husk.) “Starbucks is great at taking things and introducing it to the masses,” says Michael Schultz, co-founder and chief executive officer of Coffee & Tea Bar Holdings LLC, which operates two Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea locations in Chicago and is preparing to open others in Minneapolis and Los Angeles. “People are becoming more and more. Full Story

Well, isn’t this interesting, the waste and leftovers fetches a higher price than the actual product; such a massive divergence indicates that coffee is close to putting in a very long-term bottom 

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Up to 33 percent of working age American men could be displaced by robots

Up to 33 percent of working age American men could be displaced by robots

Up to 33 percent of working age American men could be displaced by robots

Jobs that don’t require advanced education will be replaced by automation, displacing low-wage, low-skilled workers. Courtesy Everett Collection Robots could be big job killers in the future, some experts

“We’re already at 12% of prime-aged men without jobs,” said Darrell West, vice president of the Brookings Institution think tank, at a forum in Washington, D.C. on Monday. That number has grown steadily over the past 60 years, but it could triple in the next 30 years because of new technology such as artificial intelligence and automation.

It could be even worse for some parts of the population, West argued. The rate for unemployment of young male African Americans, for instance, is likely to reach 50% by 2050.

“That, my friends, is a catastrophe,” West said.

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A lot of things can be done to avert such a problem and rethinking education is one of them, West said. “Schools need to change their curriculum so that students have the skills needed in the 21st century economy.”

Molly Kinder, senior adviser at progressive think tank New America, said the current state of manufacturing tells a story that will be seen see across many occupations. Jobs that don’t require advanced education will be replaced by automation, displacing low-wage, low-skilled workers.

Public policymakers need to make education, especially in technology, for low-skill workers a priority to combat the potential for soaring unemployment rates, she said. Full Story

The purpose of such articles is misdirection. They want to give the so-called educated elite a false sense of comfort that only low end paying jobs will be taken away.  Otherwise, many parents might think twice about wasting a fortune on educating their kids for professions that will no longer be around.

Once AI is perfected, and it’s improving at mindboggling pace, the high-end logic based jobs will be the ones that are replaced at the fastest pace.  Why would you target a street cleaner as opposed to top managers that are paid seven figures, get sick, take breaks and are susceptible to emotional breakdowns when a computer will never suffer from any of those issues and work 24/7 at a fraction of the cost?  Logic states you would go after the areas that cost you the most, especially if the work can be done 5-10X faster, better and cheaper.

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