Friday, December 28, 2012
What Is Your Immigration IQ?
Are we Importing -- PERMANENT -- U.S. poverty?
|Washington Times -- December 27
Steve Sailer on immigration, economics and human intelligence
Journalist Steve Sailer wonders why some countries are wealthy, even though they lack natural resources, while others sink into squalor while sitting on top of vast natural wealth. Does this relate to human intelligence?
Intelligence measurement applied to individuals raises questions, but applied to groups and races, it has an ugly history as a tool of racism. Attempts to link intelligence to genetics risks genetic discrimination and ethnoracial supremacism. How can these be avoided during the years ahead?
Recent immigration trends to the United States have generated massive political resistance. Why is immigration so problematic? And why has multiculturalism become an increasingly contentious issue?
In this second part of our discussion, Sailer addresses these questions, then tells us a bit about his life and career.
Cotto: One of your gravest concerns relates to modern immigration trends in the United States. Why do you view these trends as being so problematic?
Sailer: Immigration has been great for Democratic politicians. For typical Americans...
Look at California. When I was a child in Golden State a half century ago, the standard of living for the average family may well have been the highest in the world. Today, despite the world-conquering success of Silicon Valley and the continued flourishing of Hollywood, it's crowded and, consequently, wages haven't kept up with the very high cost of living. It's still a great place to be rich, but it's not at all good place to be average. And the average, as measured by, say, school achievement scores, has slipped toward the bottom of the fifty states. One big reason for that is the enormous influx of unskilled immigrants.
Friday, December 28, 2012 -- 8:20 PM
Holiday Schedule -- Very limited updates until January 2, 2013
Updates will resume on Saturday as soon as there is news to post.
|Dr. Paul Craig Roberts -- Centre for Research on Globalization -- Toronto
America's Descent into Deception and Tyranny: Agenda prevails over truth
...President George W. Bush's first Treasury Secretary, Paul O'Neil, said that prior to 9/11 the first cabinet meeting was about the need to invade Iraq. -- 9/11 was initially blamed on Afghanistan, and the blame was later shifted to Iraq. Washington's mobilization against Afghanistan was in place prior to 9/11. The George W. Bush regime's invasion of Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) occurred on October 7, 2001...
|KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas
Mexican jailed after cocaine found at checkpoint
Sarita, Texas -- A Mexican national is facing federal drug charges, after Border Patrol agents allegedly caught her transporting cocaine. -- The woman was traveling on a bus and spotted during an inspection at the Sarita checkpoint on Christmas Eve. She told agents she was headed to Dallas for vacation and pointed to a blue gift bag she was taking for a friend.
|The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Ga.
Don't allow Georgia's elected officials to ignore the crimes of illegal immigration and illegal employment! Make your voice heard! Help save the budget! Help save JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! -- The entire Georgia state government is (officially) controlled by Republicans!
|Michael Volpe -- Front Page Magazine
Subversive Obama regime redefines 'dangerous' illegal aliens
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) used the Friday before Christmas to release official word that ICE was once again narrowing its definition of who it considers a dangerous individual. -- This latest change involves the process of ICE detainers, a topic addressed routinely at Front Page Magazine. ICE detainers are holds, up to two business days, that ICE places on prisoners in municipal prison.
Usual suspects to lobby, track politicians' stance and votes for amnesty
Political leaders in Congress have been given a warning from Latino leaders in regards to immigration reform and the next election season. -- Eight Latino groups will be campaigning politicians to pass immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship and are confident their efforts will be successful. The groups are the National Council of La Raza, Service Employees International Union...
|Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser
Invader arrested in Opelousas on molestation charges
Detectives with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrested an illegal immigrant from Honduras for molesting a child. -- Authorities arrested Jario Ulices Benitez, who lived in Opelousas, for two counts of molestation of a juvenile involving a 9-year-old victim. -- "Detectives began investigating this case after we received an anonymous tip that abuse was possibly taking place," Capt. Megan Vizena said in a statement..
|David Grant -- Christian Science Monitor
Is 'amnesty' a possibility now?
The momentum of President Obama's resounding victory in November's election --- with a big push from Latinos and other minority groups --- has catapulted immigration policy to the top of Washington's 2013 agenda, making reform not only possible but also likely. -- The shift in the political conversation has been so dramatic that even a pathway to citizenship for some of the estimated 12 million [illegal aliens]...
|Roy Beck -- Fox News
How Republicans can create more jobs and win over Hispanic voters
In the stampede of media advice to Republicans to pass “comprehensive immigration reform” (supposedly to win more Hispanic votes in 2016), hardly any dust has been kicked up by discussing whether more immigration would be good for Hispanic Americans themselves. -- If Republicans want more Hispanic votes, they might consider pushing policies that actually help Hispanic voters get back to work and increase their incomes...
|American Border Patrol
Help ABP secure the border
Immigration reform is going to be one of the biggest issues after the new Congress convenes. Americans want the border secure before any action on amnesty. American Border Patrol knows more about the border and how it can be secured than any organization in the United States hands down! This is your chance to make a real difference! Make a tax-deductible donation to ABP today!
Civil War: Senate to go for handguns
Documentary-maker and liberal activist Michael Moore said the reason for mass shootings in the United States is largely due to fear and racism, and on Christmas Eve he pleaded, "calm down, white people, and put away your guns." -- In a blog post entitled "Celebrating the Prince of Peace in the Land of Guns," while still calling for stricter gun-control laws, Moore said such laws will not stop mass killings because of... [Related]