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Union head: America was never Eurocentric

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President Trump’s “image” of the United States was boldly challenged by a state leader of a service workers’ union, in the wake of Trump’s support of a newly-revised Senate bill to slash legal immigration by half and condition most of the remainder on merit.

The Senate bill (S. 354, commonly called the “RAISE Act”) would cut legal immigration from 1,000,000 to 500,000 annually and priority worker skills over family ties in an apparent attempt to halt the chain migration where new citizens and permanent residents (“green card” holders) get to sponsor numerous family members for their admission to the country.

In response, Kevin Brown, the Vice President and New Jersey director of 32 BJ SEIU (Service Employees International Union) which calls itself the largest property services workers’ union in the country, said:

This proposal is a thinly-veiled attempt at remaking the United States in an image that never was. (Emphasis added.)

So, in other words, goes the union claim, the United States never considered worker skills or merit — that is, their ability to contribute to the country, rather than extract benefits and be net dependents on the populace — in deciding who got in. This has been opposed for years, on the stated ground that such standards unfairly advantaged the higher-educated immigrants from the same industrialized, Western European nations from which many prior waves of immigrants historically emigrated.

Left unsaid: That imposing any standards for immigration, let alone standards for achievement, were never practiced in the past, or were practiced unfairly, or were just plain wrong and immoral.

That a European, Western Civilization-based American society is not only undesirable, but that it never existed!

So now we have the unions for some of the most unskilled (and thus the most easily replaceable) workers in the country fighting for what amounts to open borders. Of course, we’re talking about votes here. Because some of these workers are actually citizens, and as to the ones who aren’t — well, let’s not go there because that Kris Kobach-led voter fraud commission is a racist sham, isn’t it?

In a cultural war where anything associated with European roots, Christian theology and capitalist economic theory is blatantly considered evil and hence ripe for any and all attacks, the battleground on America’s immigration policy history represents a new effort to undermine any restrictions.

The reality? The radical constituencies and interest groups which have overrun today’s Democratic Party will gladly discriminate against any immigrants with actual achievement and skills, in favor of people from cultures most dissimilar to the United States and with the least likelihood of contributing to or assimilating into American society.

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Amy Schumer is important in her own mind

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Amy Schumer is important in her own mind

It’s bad when entertainers-turned-political-activists like Colin Kaepernick feel that their opinions are superior to the opinions of others because they have celebrity status based on something other than their governmental acumen. It’s worse when entertainers-turned-political-activists like Amy Schumer support other activists by propagandizing their fans through social media.

That’s what Amy Schumer just did. She also attempted to shame all Caucasian football players for not supporting their brother by kneeling.

Her latest display of activism came in the form of an Instagram post declaring to the world she will not be doing a Super Bowl ad this year. Mainstream media, on cue, took to the airwaves with this “blockbuster” story while social media echoed her sentiment like sheep.

The biggest parallel between Amy Schumer and Colin Kaepernick is that neither had the chops in their former professions to make it big, so they turned to activism to inflate their egos and justify their celebrity status.

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Friday thought. I wonder why more white players aren’t kneeling. Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders. Why not kneel next to your brothers? Otherwise how are you not complicit? I think it would be cool if @maroon5 backed out of super bowl like @badgalriri Did. I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year. I know it must sound like a privilege ass sacrifice but it’s all i got. Hitting the nfl with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them. I know opposing the nfl is like opposing the nra. Very tough, but don’t you want to be proud of how you’re living? Stand up for your brothers and sisters of color. And the hottest thing a guy can do is get down on one knee. Not to propose but to reject the treatment of his teammates by this country. Anyone who says its disrespectful to our military please read up on the fact that a lot of veterans are proud of what @kaepernick7 is doing and fully support him. What are your thoughts?

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Boko Haram continues its reign of terror

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Boko Haram continues its reign of terror

American media often neglects to report on Boko Haram, the Islamic State of west Africa. After a “resolution” was achieved following the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping incident of 2014, the group has gone widely unreported by western media.

These men are butchers, arguably more dangerous than any other Islamic State operations and completely out of control as they roam Africa in search of innocent targets. The latest were a dozen farmers who were hacked to pieces by Boko Haram with their machetes.

Dozens Of Farmers Feared Killed In Borno By Boko Haram Insurgents

https://www.thenigerianvoice.com/news/271792/dozens-of-farmers-feared-killed-in-borno-by-boko-haram-insur.htmlA Civilian JTF Leader, Baba Kura Konomi on Saturday in Maiduguri disclosed to newsmen that the farmers were killed, without firing any shot from the guns mounted on the two trucks.

He said: “The insurgents used machetes instead of guns to kill the farmers who were working on their farmlands, located about 185-kilometres along Maiduguri-Damboa road.”

It isn’t just western media that’s ignoring them. Even local media often refrains from publishing stories about them while the government turns a blind eye, usually waiting until the stories are reported by outside agencies before acknowledging the events even happened.

At any random moment, residents anywhere in west Africa realize they may become targets.

Western news agencies do not cover Boko Haram because western media consumers do not seem to care about them. This attitude is not only dangerous for the victims. It empowers these terrorists to achieve their ultimate goal of spreading terror everywhere.

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Jordan to play hardball over lease of 1000 acres to Israel

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Jordan to play hardball over lease of 1000 acres to Israel

Jordan’s King Abdullah has indicated he will not renew a lease that has held for a quarter century with Israel that allowed Israeli farmers to cultivate around 1000 acres of land. The lease of these two areas was part of the 1994 peace treaty between the two Middle Eastern nations.

Jordan seeks to end Israel land lease – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45933805Earlier King Abdullah of Jordan issued a statement saying it wanted to end the lease, which has seen the two areas, covering a total of about 405 hectares (1,000 acres), cultivated by Israeli farmers.

The areas had always been a “top priority” for Jordan and the decision was based on “our keenness to take whatever is necessary for Jordan and Jordanians”, the statement said.

Not renewing the lease in this long-standing deal would not jeopardize peace directly, but it could be the first warning shot of a shift in policy from the Jordanians. They cite lack of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement as a deciding factor, but it really comes down to pressure from inside the government as well as citizens on social media that likely prompted the unexpected move by King Abdullah.

My Take

We have seen and will continue to see a shift away from support of anything that has to do with Israel. Between the United Nations and the Muslim world, the walls will be pressed to close around Israel in an effort to pressure them towards a two-state solution.

We will know for sure where King Adbullah stands in the next year as the lease is negotiated before officially ending. If no agreement is reached, then we can assume Jordan is heading towards a more adversarial stance with their neighbors to the west.

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