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  • NFL'S SMARTEST MAN WRITES INTERNET'S SMARTEST FERGUSON REACTION

    11/27/2014 10:42:58 PM PST · 38 of 58
    kabar to Bratch
    I suggest you read Watson's statement a little more closely. He is pushing the Black victimhood meme.

    I'M SYMPATHETIC, because I wasn't there so I don't know exactly what happened. Maybe Darren Wilson acted within his rights and duty as an officer of the law and killed Michael Brown in self defense like any of us would in the circumstance. Now he has to fear the backlash against himself and his loved ones when he was only doing his job. What a horrible thing to endure. OR maybe he provoked Michael and ignited the series of events that led to him eventually murdering the young man to prove a point.

    I guess Watson is not buying into the Grand Jury verdict and the Rule of Law. Aren't the facts and evidence conclusive? Why the "maybes" and moral equivalence?

    I'M OFFENDED, because of the insulting comments I've seen that are not only insensitive but dismissive to the painful experiences of others.

    What does he mean by this? Whose painful experiences is he talking about? Who is insulting whom?

    I'M CONFUSED, because I don't know why it's so hard to obey a policeman. You will not win!!! And I don't know why some policeman abuse their power. Power is a responsibility, not a weapon to brandish and lord over the populace.

    In the case of Michael Brown, perhaps his failure to obey a policeman had to do with his prior strong-arm robbery of a convenience store.

    I'M HOPELESS, because I've lived long enough to expect things like this to continue to happen. I'm not surprised and at some point my little children are going to inherit the weight of being a minority and all that it entails.

    Michael Brown was not the victim of racism. He robbed a convenience store and attacked a policeman in his car attempting to take his weapon--a felonious, unwarranted attack.

    The cure for the Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner tragedies is not education or exposure. It's the Gospel.

    So what links these people together except their skin color and the fact that they were killed at the hands of the white man? The circumstances surrounding Brown's death were far different than the other cases.

    Watson is trying to have it both ways. In the immortal words of Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?"

  • Cameron accused of 'total failure' on immigration

    11/27/2014 10:29:40 PM PST · 8 of 17
    kabar to Nextrush
    UKIP has been drawing voters from all the parties. The election in May could change the political landscape in the UK. Right now, there are only 2 UKIP members in Parliament. I doubt they could achieve a majority in Parliament this time around, but they could easily supplant the Liberal-Democrats as the third largest party. UKIP could then have a major say in what kind of coalition government is formed.
  • Cameron accused of 'total failure' on immigration

    11/27/2014 10:22:30 PM PST · 7 of 17
    kabar to Dagnabitt
    Like - Immigration reduction for the environment! Or something about prioritizing U.S. blacks over new migrants.

    That is already being done now by those of us in the immigration reduction business. Blacks feel more strongly than whites on reducing immigration, legal and illegal. And there are environmentalists who want to reduce immigration. A number of years ago, a major fight in the Sierra Club broke out about taking a position on immigration. One faction wanted to take a stand on reducing legal immigration. It gained a lot of support until one of the major donors stopped it. They now say they support a policy that helps other countries improve economically and politically so their people stay in their home countries.

    This issue really cuts across political lines It did in the UK. It happened in the US in the 1920s.

  • Cameron accused of 'total failure' on immigration

    11/27/2014 8:49:57 PM PST · 3 of 17
    kabar to Nextrush
    In the UK there is actually a political consensus that immigration must be reduced drastically. It started from the BNP's slogan, "British jobs for British workers." Amazingly every major British party now supports reduced immigration.

    A recent poll found that the party that supports the working man is now UKIP, not Labour. If the Stupid Party, the GOP, would be smart enough to let the Dems own amnesty and increased immigration, and instead, become the party of the working man echoing the slogan American jobs for American workers, they would flip the electoral advantage now held by the Dems.

    Both parties have abandoned the American worker. There will be a third party if the Dems and GOP maintain their current stances on immigration. The GOP wants more guest workers to satisfy the demands of their corporate paymasters. The Dems want more immigrants to make them the permanent majority party. The ball is now in the GOP's court on how they handle Obama's amnesty and what solutions they propose on legal immigration.

  • OIL IS CRASHING ($68.90 Bl)

    11/27/2014 10:22:24 AM PST · 13 of 128
    kabar to LRoggy
    Agreed. OPEC will try to kill off domestic US oil production. Lowering oil prices will make it economically unfeasible for domestic oil production. The Saudis can control the price of oil thru production levels.

    On the other hand, the economies of Russia and Iran to name just two are heavily dependent on oil prices. Lower oil prices hits them hard, which isn't a bad thing.

  • GOP outrage over immigration will backfire come election time

    11/27/2014 9:58:16 AM PST · 14 of 56
    kabar to 2ndDivisionVet
    On November 20, 2014--a day that will live in infamy--President Obama deliberately declared war on the American worker. His tyrannical actions to legalize the status of millions of lawbreakers and issue them work permits and SSNs violate the Constitution and the Rule of Law, the very foundation of the Republic. Obama’s address to the nation was a shameless, transparent attempt to defend the indefensible by wrapping himself in the American flag, invoking scripture, misrepresenting the facts, and blatantly lying.

    There was one glaring, remarkable omission in his address that demonstrated more than anything else Obama’s duplicity and deception. Obama never mentioned that the government would be issuing work permits to the estimated five million lawbreakers enabling them to compete for jobs legally with American workers. Moreover, this action undermines his “prosecutorial discretion” defense because he is imbuing the lawbreakers with affirmative new rights, i.e., the ability to work here in contravention of existing laws that prohibit illegal aliens from working or employers from hiring them. This new legal status comes with tangible new benefits for those who broke our laws, including access to Social Security and Medicare.

    Obama tried to minimize the impact of his lawlessness on Americans by stating, “I know that some worry immigration will change the very fabric of who we are, or take our jobs, or stick it to middle-class families at a time when they already feel like they've gotten the raw end of the deal for over a decade. I hear these concerns. But that's not what these steps would do.” In fact, this is exactly what legalization of five million lawbreakers and a virtual suspension of the enforcement of our immigration laws in the interior of our country will do.

    This affects not only the five million lawbreakers who will be legalized, but also, the 7 million or more others who are here illegally. And make no mistake about it; millions more will try to come here to take advantage of this amnesty regardless of what parameters are set on eligibility. The “undocumented” have always found a way to get the documents they need to circumvent our laws.

    The infusion of five million more legal foreign workers into the workforce at a time when the labor participation rate in the US is at the lowest point since 1977 makes no sense at all. Moreover, those receiving the amnesty are overwhelmingly unskilled and uneducated, .e.g., 51% of the illegal aliens who are heads of household lack even a high school diploma. Do we really need millions more high school dropouts who will receive more in benefits than they contribute in taxes. Our SS system has been in the red since 2010. Adding more low income people to the system will hasten its bankruptcy along with Medicare.

    The Reps should make the Dems own amnesty and the impact it will have on American workers and our social welfare system.

  • Ferguson essay by Saints tight end Ben Watson strikes chord on social media

    11/27/2014 9:36:05 AM PST · 28 of 31
    kabar to blam
    Did you read the entire 650 word piece? Here are some things that were left out of the post:

    I'M SYMPATHETIC, because I wasn't there so I don't know exactly what happened. Maybe Darren Wilson acted within his rights and duty as an officer of the law and killed Michael Brown in self defense like any of us would in the circumstance. Now he has to fear the backlash against himself and his loved ones when he was only doing his job. What a horrible thing to endure. OR maybe he provoked Michael and ignited the series of events that led to him eventually murdering the young man to prove a point.

    I guess Watson is not buying into the Grand Jury verdict and the Rule of Law. Aren't the facts and evidence conclusive? Why the "maybes" and moral equivalence?

    I'M OFFENDED, because of the insulting comments I've seen that are not only insensitive but dismissive to the painful experiences of others.

    What does he mean by this? Whose painful experiences is he talking about?

    I'M CONFUSED, because I don't know why it's so hard to obey a policeman. You will not win!!! And I don't know why some policeman abuse their power. Power is a responsibility, not a weapon to brandish and lord over the populace.

    In the case of Michael Brown, perhaps his failure to obey a policeman had to do with his prior strong-arm robbery of a convenience store.

    I'M HOPELESS, because I've lived long enough to expect things like this to continue to happen. I'm not surprised and at some point my little children are going to inherit the weight of being a minority and all that it entails.

    Michael Brown was not the victim of racism. He robbed a convenience store and attacked a policeman in his car attempting to take his weapon--a felonious, unwarranted attack.

    Watson is trying to have it both ways. In the immortal words of Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?"

  • Ferguson essay by Saints tight end Ben Watson strikes chord on social media

    11/27/2014 9:20:33 AM PST · 27 of 31
    kabar to Theoria
    That is not what Watson meant if you look at what else he said. It is because he is black.

    I don't find what Watson said to be all that encouraging or worthy of endorsement. He is perpetuating black victimhood. And he ignores black on white crime due to racism--a far greater problem than white policemen abusing black youth.

    As far as the police are concerned, they are not out of control or is there widespread abuse of liberty by the police. They are the ones protecting us from the criminals and the anarchists.

  • Ferguson essay by Saints tight end Ben Watson strikes chord on social media

    11/27/2014 8:33:06 AM PST · 20 of 31
    kabar to Impala64ssa
    "I'M FEARFUL because in the back of my mind I know that although I'm a law abiding citizen I could still be looked upon as a 'threat' to those who don't know me. So I will continue to have to go the extra mile to earn the benefit of the doubt.

    Really? Watson is buying into the "blacks as victims" mentality. Who views him as a threat? On what basis?

  • WHAT FERGUSON MEANS FOR AMERICA'S COPS

    11/26/2014 3:52:11 PM PST · 102 of 107
    kabar to LevinFan
    I’m not even referring to Brown and Wilson. I know lots of people who are getting an ‘f the police attitude. They know how little LE values us.

    There you go again with your "lots" of something. Anecdotal information do not a trend make.

    I don't know what crowd you are hanging out with. Certainly, it is not the attitude I detect in the people I know. Could you be associated with this group:

    RbG Black Rebels, the terror group that put a bounty on Officer Darren Wilson’s head, is hoping the #FTP (f*ck the police?) movement will turn into a large political movement like the Obama-hating Tea Party.

    I promised incidents, so here they come. I don’t have the articles, so details are limited. This is just from memory, no research needed.

    I acknowledge your list and even with the presumption they are correct, how do they substantiate widespread police misconduct? We have millions of crimes committed annually. There are 780,000 police officers at the state and local levels and 120,000 at the federal level. You can cite some cases of police misconduct that were not prosecuted, but how many police are disciplined and/or prosecuted for misconduct?

    As for your percentages? Meaningless. All that matters is that bad shoots are not treated seriously. And it sends a clear message that citizen lives are of no value.

    Pure nonsense. You make some general statement that has little basis in fact. "Bad shoots" are disciplined regularly. There is accountability. And many of the cases you cite invite more scrutiny about why action was not taken. If the cases were that unambiguous and clear cut, then why was no action taken. Or perhaps action was taken administratively but not criminally. Even the police have Constitutional rights under the law.

    I am not against prosecuting bad cops, however, I don't condemn them all for the sins of a few. The vast majority of the police do their jobs protecting innocent life and property.

    “We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”

  • WHAT FERGUSON MEANS FOR AMERICA'S COPS

    11/26/2014 12:59:37 PM PST · 97 of 107
    kabar to LevinFan
    But the truth remains the same. The public will accept only so much. You might notice that people are getting angry.

    The people who are in the streets of Ferguson are angry. They also ignore the facts and rely on myth and lies to form their opinion.

    Estimates on the number of people killed by the police annually range from 400 to 1,000. 27 police officers were killed in 2013 in the line of duty.

    The US homicide rate, which has declined substantially since 1992 from a rate per 100,000 persons of 9.8 to 4.8 in 2010, is still among the highest in the industrialized world. There were 14,748 homicides in the United States in 2010, including non-negligent manslaughter. In 14% of all murders, the victim and the offender were strangers.

    Do we really have a major problem with police shooting innocent people, especially minorities? I don't think so. Do we have a problem with violent crime? Yes, compared to most of the developed world. Who is responsible? Certainly not the police.

  • WHAT FERGUSON MEANS FOR AMERICA'S COPS

    11/26/2014 9:28:37 AM PST · 91 of 107
    kabar to LevinFan
    I’ve been on both sides of a gun greeting. Waiting prevented a tragic event both times. And my only bar is that the fear needs to be reasonable. There are a lot of shootings, like the Dorner hunt, that aren’t reasonable and didn’t get punished.

    Reasonable is a subjective judgment. In the case of law enforcement, such judgments must be made within seconds or fractions thereof. We have internal police investigations and the courts to hold them accountable.

    You continue to generalize about a "lot of shootings that aren't reasonable and didn't get punished." How do you define "a lot"? How widespread is this and what percentage of total police shootings fit your categorization? In sum, what are you basing your assertions on?

  • Now is the time for Republicans to propose inner city solutions

    11/26/2014 9:14:35 AM PST · 17 of 68
    kabar to Republicanprofessor

    We need to stop importing massive numbers of foreign workers to compete with Americans for jobs. Obama’s executive amnesty will hurt minorities most of all and particularly those who live in urban areas.

  • WHAT FERGUSON MEANS FOR AMERICA'S COPS

    11/26/2014 9:02:42 AM PST · 80 of 107
    kabar to LevinFan
    Defend themselves, yes. But they need to get reasonable back into the standards and stop letting SWAT create confusing situations that get people killed. In the end, cops are paid to risk their lives to protect the innocent, not kill the innocent to avoid risk.

    You are setting a high bar indeed. Hesitation can cost you your life. You literally have seconds or fractions of seconds to react. Have you ever been in a life or death situation?

    Police are human beings who have the same survival instincts you have. They are placed in dangerous situations against adversaries who can be well-armed and unpredictable. You can be shot dead during a routine traffic stop.

    The overwhelming majority of police never fire their weapon in the line of duty. Yes, there are bad cops and cops that don't exercise the proper judgment. But just as there is death in combat and collateral damage due to friendly fire, you cannot expect cops to be mistake free in life threatening situations. The mistakes of a rare few should not be extrapolated to the many good cops who are risking their lives daily.

    We should prosecute bad cops and hold them accountable. But we shouldn't fall into the meme that there is widespread lawless on the part of the police. There has been a rise of SWAT teams and the militarization of the police, but is this the result of the perceived threat or an initiative on their part unrelated to reality? We do know that violent crime has been decreasing nationally.

    I find it ironic that Obama is citing the rule of law when he just legalized 5 million lawbreakers.

  • WHAT FERGUSON MEANS FOR AMERICA'S COPS

    11/26/2014 8:44:27 AM PST · 77 of 107
    kabar to marron
    What we saw was a tribute to O’s ability to organize mobs while supposedly disavowing them.

    Precisely. Obama and Sharpton calling for calm while they are actually inciting violence by justifying it. These are the skills honed by the Community Organizer-in-Chief during his days in Chicago.

    It was no coincidence that Obama had a meeting in the WH the day after the midterms with Sharpton and some of the Ferguson activists. It was a strategy meeting to direct the efforts of the agitators. Ferguson is a distraction from the executive amnesty, the Iranian surrender deal, and a host of other Obama efforts to transform America.

  • WHAT FERGUSON MEANS FOR AMERICA'S COPS

    11/26/2014 8:33:30 AM PST · 74 of 107
    kabar to shortstop
    Two words: Body Cameras. Problem solved.

    Pure crap. How will this help enforcement? Will it be able to fully place what is happening in context or what is happening off camera? How will it affect those being recorded? Will it lead to more lawsuits, frivolous and otherwise?

  • Outrage over Ferguson Verdict Extends to 170 U.S. Cities

    11/26/2014 8:23:14 AM PST · 20 of 69
    kabar to Citizen Zed

    How extensive is it? A few dozen protestors in most cases.

  • Rotten News For Mary From The Early Voting Statistics (Louisiana Senate Runoff)

    11/25/2014 12:46:01 PM PST · 8 of 34
    kabar to abb

    Mary got 18% of the white vote. Kay Hagan got 33% of the white vote in her loss in NC. Dems are lucky to get 30% of the white vote in the South. Romney won the white vote 59% to 39%.

  • Schumer: Democrats Should Not Have Pursued Obamacare

    11/25/2014 10:02:41 AM PST · 71 of 97
    kabar to PJ-Comix

    This is just the next step to turn to Hillary for salvation. She will be asked to mend Obamacare, not end it. And she will focus on jobs and the economy distancing herself from Obama.

  • Schumer: Democrats Should Not Have Pursued Obamacare

    11/25/2014 10:00:44 AM PST · 69 of 97
    kabar to Attention Surplus Disorder

    Wakes up? Give me a break. Anyone who believes his BS is a fool.

  • [Live Thread] Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer [Announcement: 9 pm EST]

    11/24/2014 9:46:13 PM PST · 2,289 of 2,618
    kabar to Celtic Conservative
    The Communists from RevCom are handing out this flyer tonight in Ferguson.

  • [Live Thread] Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer [Announcement: 9 pm EST]

    11/24/2014 9:42:06 PM PST · 2,279 of 2,618
    kabar to eyedigress

    There are many outside agitators there. They are burning down someone else’s home town.

  • [Live Thread] Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer [Announcement: 9 pm EST]

    11/24/2014 8:03:20 PM PST · 1,809 of 2,618
    kabar to Ray76

    It is more than stupidity. It is a calculated call for violence and mayhem.

  • [Live Thread] Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer [Announcement: 9 pm EST]

    11/24/2014 8:00:39 PM PST · 1,791 of 2,618
    kabar to Ray76

    And rob a convenience store a few minutes before.

  • [Live Thread] Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer [Announcement: 9 pm EST]

    11/24/2014 7:49:07 PM PST · 1,707 of 2,618
    kabar to peggybac

    WASHINGTON, D. C. — Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge on Monday categorized a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to criminally charge the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown “a slap in the face” that underscores “an unwritten rule that Black lives hold no value.”

    “The Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown is a miscarriage of justice,” said a statement from Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat. “It is a slap in the face to Americans nationwide who continue to hope and believe that justice will prevail.

    “This decision seems to underscore an unwritten rule that Black lives hold no value; that you may kill Black men in this country without consequences or repercussions. This is a frightening narrative for every parent and guardian of Black and brown children, and another setback for race relations in America.

    “My heart goes out to Michael Brown’s loved ones, and to the loved ones of all the Michael Browns we have buried in this country.”

  • [Live Thread] Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer [Announcement: 9 pm EST]

    11/24/2014 7:34:57 PM PST · 1,617 of 2,618
    kabar to fatima

    This has just the start. This is going to last for days. The mob leaders are selecting targets. It could take place all over the country. Sharpton is going to fan the fires. The Black Caucus has already issued an incendiary statement.

  • [Live Thread] Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer [Announcement: 9 pm EST]

    11/24/2014 7:15:52 PM PST · 1,472 of 2,618
    kabar to fatima

    Great side by side pictures on Fox. Obama is calling for calm and non-violence while the rioters are tossing Molotov cocktails. LOL.

  • [Live Thread] Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer [Announcement: 9 pm EST]

    11/24/2014 7:13:34 PM PST · 1,443 of 2,618
    kabar to ExCTCitizen
    I hope someone asks Obama about the Congressional Black Caucus statement that the ruling was a slap in the face to the American people. These incendiary statements will lead to violence and death. Obama now trying to become relevant.

    It is all about Obama again. He is a person of color.

  • [Live Thread] Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer [Announcement: 9 pm EST]

    11/24/2014 7:10:18 PM PST · 1,399 of 2,618
    kabar to azishot

    Obama cites the rule of law, something he routinely violates. How ironic is that?

  • Poll "divided" along racial lines (CNN)

    11/24/2014 3:04:50 PM PST · 34 of 48
    kabar to CatOwner
    I will accept the decision but believe it was corrupted by political pressure. And when it goes to trial, I believe Wilson will be exonerated.

    I served as a juror at a murder trial. The experience gave me confidence in our judicial system. What many people may not realize is that juries must adhere to certain parameters outlined by the process and the laws.

  • Poll "divided" along racial lines (CNN)

    11/24/2014 2:58:32 PM PST · 31 of 48
    kabar to Conservomax

    Same split for the OJ Simpson verdict. The only difference is that whites accept the decision of the judicial system and don’t riot if they don’t agree.

  • Further sanctions on Iran could be counterproductive, White House says (next phase of appeasement)

    11/24/2014 1:15:00 PM PST · 2 of 12
    kabar to Dave346

    They have already weakened the sanctions on Iran. What about returning to where they were? Rhetorical question.

  • Rubin: Ted Cruz learned nothing from the shutdown

    11/24/2014 12:34:06 PM PST · 37 of 61
    kabar to RedMDer

    He is also correct that the shutdown didn’t hurt the 2014 midterm elections where the Reps realized historic gains. Every Rep Congressional candidate ran against Obamacare. So where’s the beef?

  • Poll: (Hillary) Clinton Leads in NH by Historic Margin

    11/24/2014 10:08:42 AM PST · 11 of 33
    kabar to Zakeet

    The MSM must keep Hillary’s name front and center every day. Another manufactured poll to keep her names in the news.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 1:46:52 PM PST · 124 of 135
    kabar to mountainfolk

    Couldn’t agree more. The CoC gives to both parties. Crony capitalism is alive and well with government at all levels controlling 40% of GDP.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 10:15:44 AM PST · 107 of 135
    kabar to Alas Babylon!
    I agree with what you are saying, but I wonder about the near-sightedness of corporate/Chamber of Commerce (COC) America. I think they very well may suffer from some horrific unintended consequences in the near future.

    The major corporations feel no loyalty to the US. Their main concerns are their shareholders and the bottom line. They can relocate their corporate headquarters to anywhere they want and many have. They have already relocated their factories and means of production elsewhere.

    For example, many of them support illegal immigrants because of the cheap labor pool, no doubt. But make them legal and IN THE SYSTEM OF USA WELFARE, and suddenly the motivation to work for much lower wages, and the fear factor of being turned into INS or just not having any legal recourse (such as lawsuits, strikes, etc.) is gone. Corporate America either pays them a wage better than welfare benefits or they WON’T FIND ENOUGH WORKERS!

    We have a surplus of workers. Wages are going down, not up. We have 25 million immigrants in the workforce, 8 million of them illegal. Wages will continue to decline thru legal immigration. The Senate Gang of 8 bill triples legal immigration to 33 million over the next decade and doubles the annual guest worker visas from 640,000 to 1.4 million a year. Many of these new guest workers will be skilled. Obama's executive amnesty will add 500,000 new tech worker visas--a sop to Zuckerberg and Gates. American college graduates with their big loans are getting screwed.

    And as more of the illegal aliens become legal, another crop of illegal aliens will take their place since they will be more attractive to businesses. Also, the unions will benefit from increased membership increasing their political clout.

    Legal immigrants use welfare to a greater degree than the native born. Those immigrants will use welfare or take jobs pushing more native born on to the welfare rolls.

    Sure, the rest of us gets screwed in the meantime, having now to compete openly with all these fresh workers, but it might not go down like the COC folks think.

    We are decimating a whole generation of Americans. The millennials are getting screwed. Some frightening factoids:

    #1 The current savings rate for Millennials is negative 2 percent. Yes, you read that correctly. Not only aren’t Millennials saving any money, they are actually spending a good bit more than they are earning every month.

    #2 A survey conducted earlier this year found that 47 percent of all Millennials are using at least half of their paychecks to pay off debt.

    #3 For U.S. households that are headed up by someone under the age of 40, average wealth is still about 30 percent below where it was back in 2007.

    #4 In 2005, the homeownership rate for U.S. households headed up by someone under the age of 35 was approximately 43 percent. Today, it is sitting at about 36 percent.

    #5 One recent survey discovered that an astounding 31.1 percent of all U.S. adults in the 18 to 34-year-old age bracket are currently living with their parents.

    #6 In 2013, the ratio of what men in the 18 to 29-year-old age bracket were earning compared to what the general population was earning reached an all-time low.

    #7 Back in the year 2000, 80 percent of all men in their late twenties had a full-time job. Today, only 65 percent do.

    #8 In 2012, one study found that U.S. families that have a head of household that is under the age of 30 have a poverty rate of 37 percent.

    #9In 1994, less than half of all college graduates left school with student loan debt. Today, it is over 70 percent.

    #10 At this point, student loan debt has hit a grand total of 1.2 trillion dollars in the United States. That number has grown by about 84 percent just since 2008.

    #11 Since 2005, student loan debt burdens have absolutely exploded while salaries for young college graduates have actually declined… The problem developing is that earnings and debt aren’t moving in the same direction. From 2005 to 2012, average student loan debt has jumped 35%, adjusting for inflation, while the median salary has actually dropped by 2.2%.

    Pedro will now say, “Screw you Senor boss! You pay me $20 an hour or I no work. Welfare be bery, bery good to me! No more Immigracion bus, either, stupeed Gringoes!”

    And who do you think pays for Pedro on welfare? The corporations are privatizing the profits and socializing the costs. The consumer and the American taxpayer foots the bill.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 9:51:07 AM PST · 99 of 135
    kabar to shalom aleichem

    It is payback time. Non-Hispanic whites will no longer be in charge.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 9:49:50 AM PST · 97 of 135
    kabar to rodguy911
    I seriously wonder if he hates the Clintons so much that he would sabotage her potential run. It seems possible since he's also taking out the dem party in the same process.They will never be the same.

    I think Obama is thinking long term. By 2060 Hispanics will be one third of the population. By 2043 non-Hispanic whites will be 50% of the population compared to 90% in 1970 and 63% today. Minorities as defined by the USG will be the majority and Hispanics will comprise the biggest percentage of them. Blacks are going to remain relatively the same percentage today as they will in 2060. The Dems are well on their way to becoming the permanent majority party.

    In a way the Dear Leader is one of the best things we have going for conservatives these days when you seriously consider it politically!

    Unfortunately, the GOPe is doing exactly the wrong thing. They should be using the job issue as the way for outreach and redefining it as outlined by Jeff Sessions. Instead, they are focused on listening to the demands of their corporate paymasters. It just cements their branding as the party of the rich and big business and the enemy of the working man.

    Both parties have abandoned the American worker. The GOP should look at the UK and France to see how third parties are using the immigration issue and preserving the jobs of their citizens to become major players in the electoral process. The elections in the UK in May will see the rise of UKIP to the detriment of the Tories, Labour, and the Liberal-Democrats. We need a Nigel Farage here.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 9:01:37 AM PST · 89 of 135
    kabar to rodguy911
    Yep.

    Peter Kirsanow, as U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner, says in an Oct. 27 letter to Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' recently revealed preparations for a huge ID "surge" upped his alarm over what the president has planned.

    “Granting work authorization to millions of illegal immigrants will devastate the black community, which is already struggling in the wake of the recession that began in 2007 and the subsequent years of malaise,” he explained.

    "Illegal immigration has a disparate impact on African-American men, because these men are disproportionately represented in the low-skilled labor force," Kirsanow added.

    “My concerns center around the effect such grant of legal status will have on two subsets of American workers: low-skilled workers, particularly low-skilled black workers, and high-skilled STEM workers.”

    Here is a copy of the letter.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 8:51:47 AM PST · 84 of 135
    kabar to Morgan in Denver
    Tens of thousands of Americans have been killed by illegal aliens and millions have been victims of illegal alien crime.

    To determine the types of offenses for which criminal aliens were arrested, we obtained the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrest histories of about 203,000 criminal aliens incarcerated in state prisons and local jails from July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2008, and 48,000 criminal aliens incarcerated in federal prisons as of December 27, 2008, for a total of 251,000 criminal aliens. Due to the large volume of arrests and offenses, we selected a random sample of 1,000 criminal aliens and analyzed their arrest records to estimate the number and types of offenses in our study population of approximately 249,000.

    There were nearly 1.7 million arrest records relating to nearly 3 million offenses for these 249,000 criminal aliens. To determine the type of offenses for which criminal aliens were convicted, we analyzed data from the U.S. Sentencing Commission on federal convictions of criminal aliens from fiscal years 2003 through 2009 and conviction data from five states—Arizona, California, Florida, New York, and Texas—from fiscal years 2005 through 2008. We selected these five states based on the number of SCAAP criminal aliens. Collectively, these states accounted for about 70 percent of the SCAAP criminal alien population in fiscal year 2008.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 8:44:53 AM PST · 81 of 135
    kabar to Twotone
    Cut off.

    80% of American adults support "stricter border control to try to reduce illegal immigration." This includes 93% Republicans, 76% Democrats, 83% Independents, 74% Blacks, 61% Hispanics, and 75% of 18-39 year olds (ABC News/Washington Post, April 2013).

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 8:37:37 AM PST · 77 of 135
    kabar to Morgan in Denver
    2011 GAO Report --CRIMINAL ALIEN STATISTICS

    The number of criminal aliens in federal prisons in fiscal year 2010 was about 55,000, and the number of SCAAP criminal alien incarcerations in state prison systems and local jails was about 296,000 in fiscal year 2009 (the most recent data available), and the majority were from Mexico.

    The number of criminal aliens in federal prisons increased about 7 percent from about 51,000 in fiscal year 2005 while the number of SCAAP criminal alien incarcerations in state prison systems and local jails increase d about 35 percent from about 220,000 in fiscal year 2003. The time period covered by these data vary because they reflect updates since GAO last reported on these issues in 2005. Specifically,in 2005, GAO reported that the percentage of criminal aliens in federal prisons was about 27 percent of the total inmate population from 2001 through 2004.

    Based on our random sample, GAO estimates that the criminal aliens had an average of 7 arrests, 65 percent were arrested at least once for an immigration offense, and about 50 percent were arrested at least once for a drug offense.

    Immigration, drugs, and traffic violations accounted for about 50 percent of arrest offenses. About 90 percent of the criminal aliens sentenced in federal court in fiscal year 2009 (the most recently available data) were convicted of immigration and drug-related offenses. About 40 percent of individuals convicted as a result of DOJ terrorism -related investigations were aliens.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 8:27:55 AM PST · 73 of 135
    kabar to Morgan in Denver
    Rasmussen Reports, August 28-29, 2014, poll of U.S. likely voters

    62% oppose the president granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens without the approval of Congress; 26% support presidential amnesty action; 12% are undecided.

    If the president does grant amnesty to several million illegal aliens, 55% think Congress should challenge that action in court; 30% disagree; 14% are undecided.

    Rasmussen, October 22, 2013 — Poll of likely voters

    Only 18% think illegal aliens should be given immediate amnesty; 62% believe legalization should occur only after the border is secured, and 19% are unsure.

    56% of American adults want the border secure before any type of amnesty is granted to illegal aliens. Only 37% want amnesty before border security (CBS News, July 2013).

    31% of illegal aliens surveyed identified themselves as Democrats; 4% as Republicans. In addition, 23% of illegal aliens lean toward the Democratic Party while 15% lean toward the Republican Party (Pew Hispanic Center, July 2013).

    0% of American adults support "stricter border control to try to reduce illegal immigration." This includes 93% Republicans, 76% Democrats, 83% Independents, 74% Blacks, 61% Hispanics, and 75% of 18-39 year olds (ABC News/Washington Post, April 2013).

    Latino Opinions, July 2013 — Poll of U.S. Hispanic adults

    60% of registered Hispanic voters support granting amnesty to "undocumented immigrants" only if illegal immigration is reduced by 90%. 34% support amnesty before that goal is reached.

    56% of registered Hispanic voters (51% all adults) oppose allowing illegal aliens to obtain federal benefits "while they are going through the legalization process and before the 90% goal is reached."

    National Journal/Congressional Connections, July 2013 — Poll of U.S. adults

    Regardless of whether respondents support amnesty, 77% (90% Republicans, 80% Independents, 65% Democrats) do not think that amnestied aliens should be eligible for government benefits before these aliens become citizens. 20% believe amnestied aliens should receive benefits before attaining citizenship.

    33% said it would make them less likely to support a candidate for reelection who voted for "a pathway to citizenship;" 21% said they would more likely support such a candidate.

    22% think the U.S. should increase admissions of skilled immigrants; 24% want the number decreased; 47% want to keep the number the same.

    29% believe companies should be able to admit as many high-skilled foreign workers as they want; 61% believe there should be restrictions on the number admitted.

    59% of likely voters say that securing the U.S. border is more important than amnesty. 34% say that amnesty is more important than border security (Rasmussen, July 2013).

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 8:12:59 AM PST · 67 of 135
    kabar to chiller
    Cruz destroyed the Fox meme that the government shutdown in 2013 was a disaster for the Reps. It is a wonder that Britt Hume, Wallace, and the rest of the MSM still try to perpetuate that myth with a straight face. What more evidence do they need after the 2014 historic shellacking?

    Cruz led the way with his filibuster on the floor of the Senate. He energized the GOP electorate. It is time for the opposition party to start acting like one. Even when Reps win and take control of Congress, they still act like the minority party. The Dems react differently when they are in the minority. They seize the agenda and put the Reps on the defensive. All of a sudden, the GOP is supposed to compromise and stop the gridlock in Congress. No mention of the more than 300 House bills that never saw the light of day in the Senate.

    The dirty little secret about the Senate Gang of 8 immigration bill is that Reid never sent it to the House. Why? Because it violated the Origination Clause and could have been "blue-slipped" and sent back to the Senate for revision.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 8:00:29 AM PST · 62 of 135
    kabar to Aleya2Fairlie
    That will come no doubt as the next big issue once they are legalized. The Democrats will still have the issue of immigration to pander to the Hispanic vote regardless of what is done.

    We need to reduce significantly legal immigration, which is already making the Dems the permanent majority party. Amnesty just hastens the process.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 7:33:37 AM PST · 43 of 135
    kabar to Son House
    Are There Really Jobs Americans Won’t Do? A detailed look at immigrant and native employment across occupations

    Of the 472 civilian occupations, only six are majority immigrant (legal and illegal). These six occupations account for 1 percent of the total U.S. workforce. Moreover, native-born Americans still comprise 46 percent of workers even in these occupations.

    We find that there are no occupations in the United States in which a majority of workers are illegal immigrants.

    Illegal immigrants work mostly in construction, cleaning, maintenance, food service, garment manufacturing, and agricultural occupations. However, the overwhelming majority of workers even in these areas are native-born or legal immigrants.

    Although illegal immigrants comprise a large share of workers in agriculture, farm workers are only a tiny share of the total labor force. Consistent with other research, just 5 percent of all illegal immigrants work in agriculture.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 6:54:08 AM PST · 27 of 135
    kabar to kabar

    one glaring omission vice commission.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 6:50:25 AM PST · 25 of 135
    kabar to Diogenesis
    The Fox panel now is saying that the American people support the substance of what Obama is doing, just not the process. This is pure BS. They cite polls that use questions to show what they want as results. They rely on the ignorance and generosity of the American people. Usually, they offer the stark choice of mass deportation or a blanket amnesty. No discussion of attrition thru enforcement. No mention that the costs will be $6.3 trillion. No mention that we are flooding this country with more foreign workers who take American jobs and depress wages.

    The corporate interests are pushing much of the agenda joined by the Dems who see the obvious political advantage of importing more minority voters.

    A careful reading of Obama's address to the nation reveals one glaring commission. Obama failed to mention that he will be issuing work permits and SSN's to these lawbreakers. This was no accident. If the American people are made aware that these lawbreakers will now be able to compete with them legally for jobs, the opposition would be much greater.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 5:50:37 AM PST · 11 of 135
    kabar to Alas Babylon!

    Looking at this lineup, it is obvious that the MSM is stacking the deck with Reps who support amnesty and/or increased numbers of guest workers. No Jeff Sessions or Steve King. Sad day for the Republic.

  • The Part of Obama's Immigration Speech that Media is Ignoring... And it's Dangerous

    11/21/2014 10:20:16 PM PST · 24 of 33
    kabar to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    Obama left out one item in his speech—work permits. He never mentioned that these lawbreakers will be receiving work permits allowing them to compete legally against Americans for jobs.