Saturday, June 30, 2018

Heather Mac Donald: How Much More Delusional Can University Students Get?

Fwd: Brutal bronx stabbing

Surveillance footage published by the Post showed Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, who dreamed of being a police officer, being dragged from the store by his attackers, who were seen stabbing the teen repeatedly with a machete.

The New York Post, citing police sources, identified one of the suspects as Kevin J. Alvarez, 19. He was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, gang assault and assault, the paper reported.

The attack stemmed from a case of "mistaken identity," the paper reported.

The New York Times reported that social media users believed that the victim may have been mistaken for another teen seen in a sex video with one of the suspect's relatives.

Members of the Trinitarios street gangs reportedly apologized to Guzman-Feliz's family and said, "It wasn't supposed to be him."

NYPD Chief Terence Monahan described Guzman-Feliz's murder as "among the most brutal crimes I've seen in my 36yr career."

Fwd: Borders

Democrats and sanctuary advocates have also, albeit unwittingly, validated the position of those who argued against the amnesty provisions of the Senate's bipartisan "Gang of Eight" bill because they believed it would set off another wave of illegal immigration, much as a similar reform bill had done in the 1980s. Far from seeking to secure the border — if only to justify a path to citizenship for those already here illegally — the appeal for mercy now seems to extend to every citizen of every Latin American nation with a drug and crime problem and to damn those opposing this position as hard-hearted racists.

so long as his opponents have nothing to offer but amnesty in one form or another, his stand appears reasonable to many if not most Americans who believe that the sanctuary movement is an attack on the rule of law and that this country has as much right to police its borders as any other on the planet.

Fwd: Civil war upon us

Just ask all the families of police officers in America who have been executed over the past four or five years by militants inspired by the so-called "Black Lives Matter" movement.

This would be the same movement that Democratic leaders are terrified of standing up to. When their last standard bearer — Hillary Clinton — made the grave error of declaring that "all lives matter," she later issued an apology and a correction.

Yes, this civil war is upon us.

Or ask all the American families who have suffered murder, dismemberment and terror at the hands of MS-13 gang members who streamed across the broken border. A border that the Democratic Party — back when it was still a serious outfit — agreed should exist.

A little more than a decade ago, Democratic leaders such as Mrs. Clinton, her husband, and former President Barack Obama all supported, argued for and voted for a physical barrier along the border to keep illegal aliens — especially violent gang members — from sneaking into the country.

This, along with the increasingly heated rhetoric comparing ICE and Border Patrol agents to Nazis (yes, these kids are totally illiterate and never learned one minute of history), suggests this civil war is going to only get worse.

Or just listen to the loudmouth leaders of the Democratic Party today, actually arguing that the president of the United States somehow does not have the authority — let alone constitutional responsibility by oath — to make sure America's enemies do not infiltrate our country so that they can wage some barbaric jihad against American citizens.

Yes, this civil war is upon us.

Ask House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who is still recovering from an assassination attempt by a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter who plotted to kill dozens of members of Congress for being Republican.

Yes, this civil war is upon us.

And when you look around at Democratic leaders applauding and encouraging the open harassment of political opponents out in public, you know things are only going to get worse.

Fwd: Trump Hispanic approval up 10%

In a new Harvard/Harris poll released this week exclusively to The Hill, President Trump's overall approval rating rose to 47 percent, just two points shy of the highest level of his presidency, per that survey. The main driver of his growing popularity now: a stunning 10 percent rise in Trump approval among Hispanics. 

That growing support among Latinos would surely surprise many Trump critics in Washington and the legacy media, who remain fixated on border issues.  So intense is their hysteria regarding border enforcement that people like former CIA Director Michael Hayden compared our detention policies to the Auschwitz concentration camp in a tweet and MSNBC's Donny Deutsch proclaimed on "Morning Joe" that ALL Trump voters are essentially Nazis.

Thankfully, President Trump's policies of tax cuts and regulatory relief point to a brighter economic future for all wage earners, including Hispanics.  For example, an incredible 2 million Americans have dropped off food stamps since Trump was elected. In the most recent government jobs report, wages for non-managerial workers rose at a 2.7 percent annual clip, the highest in a decade.  The jobless rate for non-college graduates just hit the lowest level since 2001.  These gains are highly beneficial to hard-working Hispanics, as Trump's policies continue to lift the economic underdogs.

Moreover, in contrast to the assumptions of the leftist identity-politics hucksters, Hispanics are far from uniform on immigration issues, and actually take a very moderate and pragmatic approach to the border and enforcement.  In fact, per Zogby Analytics exit polling from 2016, twice as many Hispanics believe immigration enforcement is too lax versus too stringent

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Mexican towns 27 officer police force arrested for mayoral candidate

A Mexican town's entire police force has been arrested in connection with the slaying of a mayoral candidate.

The 28 officers from the town of Ocampo in the western state of Michoacan were arrested Sunday on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Fernando Angeles Juarez.

Juarez, 64, was running as the candidate for the center-left Party of the Democratic Revolution in Ocampo, before being shot dead June 21.

State officials took the cops in for having alleged ties with criminal groups possibly involved in the candidate's killing, El Universal reported.

Public Security Director Venancio Colin was chased out by 16 Ocampo cops in a hail of bullets when he first tried to arrest them Saturday, sources told the paper.

He came back Sunday with reinforcements and arrested the entire force, who were cuffed and taken to the state capital for questioning

Fwd: Amnesty poll numbers

Republicans are dangerously playing with fire on amnesty

Fwd: Supreme court government unions

In a blow to organized labor, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers who choose not to join a union cannot be charged for the cost of collective bargaining.

"Under Illinois law, public employees are forced to subsidize a union, even if they choose not to join and strongly object to the positions the union takes in collective bargaining and related activities," Alito wrote. "We conclude that this arrangement violates the free speech rights of nonmembers by compelling them to subsidize private speech on matters of substantial public concern."

The decision reverses a four-decades-old precedent and upends laws in 22 states. It also comes on the last day of this Supreme Court term, the period on the final sentence of a chapter


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Fwd: Wikileaks 9000 ice names and pictures


WikiLeaks shares personal info of ICE agents

By Lia Eustachewich

June 22, 2018 | 1:08pm

A graphic of an ICE agent.
Getty Images

WikiLeaks published online more than 9,000 names of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees, amid mounting criticism of the agency's separation of migrant families.

The Julian Assange-founded nonprofit said its latest information dump — called ICEPatrol — was important for "increasing accountability."

"ICEPatrol is an important public resource for understanding ICE programs and increasing accountability, especially in light of the actions taken by ICE lately, such as the separation of children and parents at the US border," WikiLeaks tweeted.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Re: Millennials embrace socialism

Duke Clampett Two things:

1 Economic progress alone is a poor indication social development. We have a system that is very dynamic economically but the profits are distributed extremely unevenly. In the past the poor and marginal were able to pull themselves up by their industry, but that is becoming less and less possible. Our system favors 1% of the population and leaves the other 99% behind. We have an economically robust system that is broken.

2 It makes sense that the younger generation who looks around and sees a broken system would look for alternatives. Socialism, which at least on paper promises greater egalitarianism, would look attractive. Whether that analysis is correct or not doesn't matter, it is easy to see how they got there and why. It is an understandable conclusion.

Personally, I can't fault the younger generation for wanting a system different from the one we're leaving them. We've not left them much to admire.
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John Coffey
John Coffey Greg,

Free enterprise has been by far the best system to bring people out of poverty. I take this as self evident, but you only have to compare relatively free nations to Venezuela and Cuba, which are amoral systems. The typical poor person in this country has a mobile phone, a microwave oven, a color TV, a car, and sometimes cable TV.

I also take it as self evident that as government spending increases, economic growth goes down. People have done studies, but just comparing nations shows this. This is also common sense because governments misallocate resources. Many people have said that we should be more like Europe, but the average GDP per capita in Europe is half that of the United States. (Before you bring up Nordic countries, they have achieved some measure of success by embracing free markets, and in some cases they had to cut taxes to boost their sluggish economies.)

I don't think that it is true that 99% are left behind. A great many people prosper under a free enterprise system. 

If you are concerned about disparity of wealth, then you have some sympathy from me. I do not want the country to turn into a banana republic where the wealthy control the political system. If you look at the causes of disparity, in recent decades corporations have come to rely on government for some sort support, either financially or in keeping out competition through regulation. I don't think that the solution to the problem is more government, but less.

In theory, I believe in the Libertarian non-aggression principle that says that each person is entitled to do what he wants just so as he does not interfere with the same right of others. Free enterprise is a system of voluntary exchanges, for example I might exchange my labor for money. Government achieves its aims by force, for example if it were to subsidize something then the exchange is no longer voluntary because the government takes the money by force.

In theory, if someone else is entitled to my money then I become a slave to that person. (Please read: Libertarians believe that we own ourselves. Therefore anything we produce with our body we also own. If someone else is entitled to the fruits of our labor then we become a slave to that person.

As a practical matter, I differ from pure libertarianism. I don't think that the social safety net is going away anytime soon, nor should it. The political system in the United States will not allow it, and more importantly, we as a society have become too dependent on public charity. I know too many older people who could not survive without it. Some countries, such as Hong Kong, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein have done quite well without public charity, which means that it is theoretically possible, but I don't see it happening here. If you look at the voting record of Republicans, despite what the Democrats may say about them, they are all welfare-statists.

Going forward, my only real concern about the free enterprise system is how artificial intelligence and automation is going to affect the labor market. Although we are hearing predictions now, we won't really know until this plays itself out.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 3:56 PM, John Coffey <> wrote:
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From: utahtrout

Capitalism has been the most dynamic force for economic progress in history. Over the past century, it has delivered billions of people out of miserable poverty, raised living standards to once-unimaginable heights and enabled an unprecedented flourishing of productive creativity. But among young Americans, it finds itself on trial.

The University of Chicago's GenForward Survey of Americans age 18 to 34 finds that 62 percent think "we need a strong government to handle today's complex economic problems," with just 35 percent saying "the free market can handle these problems without government being involved."

Overall, 49 percent in this group hold a favorable opinion of capitalism — and 45 percent have a positive view of socialism. Socialism gets higher marks than capitalism, though, from Hispanics, Asian-Americans and African-Americans. Sixty-one percent of Democrats take a positive view of socialism — and so do 25 percent of Republicans.

Contrast the millennials' opinions with those of their parents. A survey last year found that only 26 percent of baby boomers would prefer to live in a socialist country. Among young people, the figure was 44 percent.