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The households of illegal immigrants receive an average of about $1,000 more annually in federal welfare benefits than do the households of non-immigrant recipients, a new analysis finds. According to the immigration control advocacy group, Center for Immigration Studies, which breaks down federal cost data from 2012, the welfare payout to likely illegal immigrant households averages $5,692 yearly, compared with the average $4,431 welfare payout to non-immigrant households collecting the benefit.

Clearly, being a legal citizen is not as profitable as being here illegally. (Makes my blood boil.)

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America: Land of the free because of the brave.

Results from the 2012 presidential election have convinced me that a majority of American voters has decided, knowingly or otherwise, to let our beautiful country slip silently into socialism. This grieves me more than I can express. To see the government centralize power at the expense of individual freedom, to see it attack the wealthy and successful, to see it disrespect the U.S. Constitution, to see it fundamentally transform America before my very eyes make my heart break.

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Dot Al Gore's Big Announcement
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Dot The Beehive
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Dot Hillary,Was That You?
Dot Internet Scam
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Dot Obama's America
Dot Of Course You're a Racist
Dot What's Marriage?
Dot Which Is It?


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. Dot "Benghazi Committee Has Uncovered 'New Facts That Significantly Impact Our Understanding of What Happened Before, During, and After' Attacks."
. Dot "Air Force Whistleblower: We Could Have Saved Benghazi Victims." This comes as no surprise.

Global-warming deception and the Leftist environmental movementGlobal-Warming Deception and the Leftist Environmental Movement

. Dot "Climate Thugs: Colluding AGs."
. Dot "Kerry Warns: 'Entire Countries Swallowed by the Sea'." Nitwit!
. Dot "'Peak Absurdity': Islamophobia Accelerating Global Warming?"
. Dot "Greenhouse Gases Are Down -- Thank Fracking."
. Dot "School Board Votes to Ban Materials That 'Cast Doubt' on Climate Change." Maybe we want to teach that the world is flat, too.

Government run amuckGovernment Run Amuck

. Dot "Now Feds Want to Hack Your Computer."
. Dot "Illegal Immigrants Get More Welfare Than American Families."
. Dot "Criminal Illegals: Deport Them."
. Dot "'Devastating Inside Look': Anonymous Congressman Drops 'Deeply Disturbing' Confessions about Washington D.C. in Tell-All Book."
. Dot "Obama Admin. to Direct Public Schools to Let Transgender Students Use Bathroom of Their Choice." In spite of the fact this is not permitted by the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. But the law of the land has never stopped the Obama administration from doing what it wants.
. Dot "White House Aims to Force Firms to Pay More Overtime." Oh, so Barack Obama believes market forces -- economic forces -- are not sufficient and must be managed by government. There's a word for that. It's socialism.
. Dot "Judge Orders Ethics Classes for 'Deceptive' DOJ Attorneys." They should never be allowed to practice law again.

Hillary linksHillary

. Dot "Bill Clinton's Ex-Lover Opens Floodgates on 'Crooked Hillary's' Past."
. Dot "Conveniently, Emails from Clinton IT Aide Go Missing."
. Dot "DOJ Workers Donate $75,000 to Hillary." What's wrong with this picture. Besides everything.
. Dot "Insiders Expose Hillary's Own 'War on Women'."
. Dot "Clinton Literally Doesn't Understand Why Obamacare Caused a $500 Increase in Small Business Owner's Healthcare Costs." How can supposedly smart people be so dumb? I guess ideology blinds people.
. Dot "Judicial Watch Lawsuit Uncovers More Hillary Clinton Emails Withheld from State Department."
. Dot "FBI Says Clinton Email Probe an 'Investigation,' Not 'Security Inquiry'."
. Dot "'I Give Up. Call Me on My Home #': New Emails Show Clinton Abandoned Secure Line for Home Phone." Does anyone see a pattern here?
. Dot "Hillary Horror! 'Get Those F-ing Retards Out of Here'."
. Dot "How Many Died Thanks to Clinton Security Breach?"
. Dot "Clinton Rape Accuser Blasts 'Biased' NBC Anchor."

Just-for-fun linksJust-for-Fun

. Dot "Honda 'hands'." Quite a remarkable commercial!
. Dot "Here's What 9,000 Years of Breeding Has Done to Corn, Peaches, and Other Crops."
. Dot "Lost Words from Our Childhood."
. Dot "TSA Line."

Must-read (or Watch) linksMust-Read (or Must-View or Must-Listen)

. Dot "How Obama Transformed the Military." Our country has been fundamentally harmed.
. Dot "White House Foreign Policy Advisor: We Duped Public on Iran." And on so much more. But a lot of people don't care.
. Dot "The Establishment Birthed Trump." This is a pretty good description of what's going on, I think.
. Dot "U.S. Government Refurbishing Mosques Overseas for $770 Million." So, does this tell you a little about Mr. Obama? Or a lot?
. Dot "Escape from Obama's Transgender School Bathrooms.." We need to ask ourselves some very basic questions.
. Dot "An Economist Explains Why America Is Moving Toward Totalitarianism." And what could possibly turn this around?
. Dot "DHS Officer Blows Lid on U.S. 'Submission to Jihad'." Obama is more interested in protecting Muslims than Americans.
. Dot "Transgender Madness Is about Destroying Family." Finally, someone has spilled the beans.
. Dot "Bachi Bazi: The Horrific Practice of Selling Boys to Islamic Men for Sex." Watch the two videos and you will weep. And so, let's all tell each other once again how peaceful and loving Islam is.
. Dot "Six-Figure Fines for Gender Pronouns?" Clearly, the First Amendment is gone. I'm about to give up hope.

Obama linksObama

. Dot "President Failure's Smart Diplomacy."
. Dot "Obama's Plan to Colorize White Neighborhoods." More government intervention equals less freedom. Is that the objective?
. Dot "Former Obama Speechwriters Crack Up Laughing at 'You Can Keep' Your Health Care Plan Promise." Millions of Americans aren't laughing.
. Dot "Obama's Pretty Words Cannot Beautify His Ugly Economy."
. Dot "Lawless Obama Making It Easier for Unvetted Muslims to Enter the USA."
. Dot "Despite Premature Nobel Peace Prize, Obama Longest War-Time President in U.S. History."
. Dot "Stunner! Obama Names Transgender to Faith Post." Obama is certainly anxious to divide the country -- every way he can.

Other linksOther

. Dot "Sheriff Clarke Drops Scathing History Lesson on 'Racism' in Politics in Response to Clinton Accusations against Trump."
. Dot "The Ship That Would Not Die."
. Dot "Kerry's Utopian 'Borderless World'." How can supposedly smart people be so dumb?
. Dot "Is the Military Doctoring Reports on ISIS & Covering It Up?" There was a time when truth was respected. Apparently no more.
. Dot "Obama DOJ: No Death Penalty for Benghazi Terrorist." Perhaps a light slap on the wrist would be sufficient punishment.
. Dot "America Takes the 'Barack Walk' on the Wild Side."
. Dot "Purple Hearts Tell Us Who the Enemy Is as Obama Won't."
. Dot "College Cancels 'Men in Literature' Course Because of Political Correctness." Colleges have become great bastions of propaganda.
. Dot "Middle Class Shrinks in 9 of 10 US Cities as Incomes Fall." Has that been the plan?
. Dot "Hillary Thinks She Should Control 3 Percent of Your Family Budget."
. Dot "Man Arrested for Choking 8 Year Old in Store Restroom." And so it begins.
. Dot "Syrian Refugees 'Sneaked' into Communities Across America." Exactly the kind of thing that happens when government gets too big.
. Dot "Wade into the Culture Waters."
. Dot "Harvard Law Professor Says Treat Conservative Christians Like Nazis." Ah, the kind, loving liberals are at it again.
. Dot "New Obamacare Regulation Presses for Sex Change Surgery Coverage." I believe my blood is boiling.
. Dot "Surge of Immigrants Seeking Citizenship, Voting Rights before Elections." It has been the Democrats' plan for years.
. Dot "Obama's Transgender 'Obsession' Is 'Literally Insane'." Not only insane, also enormously damaging!
. Dot "Here's How to Get People to Surrender Freedom."
. Dot "Confessions of Congressman X."
. Dot "Still No Court-Martial for Bergdahl."
. Dot "Flushed!"
. Dot "The Pharmaceutical Monopoly." A very long video (2 hours), but a very thought-provoking video. It's up to each of us to decide what's true.
. Dot "Transgender Medical Abuse of Children."
. Dot "Vermont College 'Feels the Bern' and Closes."
. Dot "Obama's Transgender Directive: A Hill to Die On."
. Dot "Venezuela Is 'Democratic Socialism' in Action." It's a lesson that should be taught to the 30-plus percent of Americans who think socialism is just fine.
. Dot "Time to Shut Down the Department of Education ."
. Dot "LTG Jerry Boykin: Toilette* Terrorists Claim Their First Victim."
. Dot "Chalkboard Lesson: What Principles Should We Be Fighting For?"
. Dot "Security Guard Busted for Booting Man from Ladies' Room." Everything is upside down.
. Dot "Charlotte Observer: School Girls Must Get 'Comfortable' with 'Male Genitalia' in Bathrooms." See comment above.
. Dot "Rahm Emanuel Proposes Transgender Restroom Ordinance for Businesses." The Left seems totally intent on serving the wishes of a few while completely ignoring the wishes of the vast majority.
. Dot "Why Won't the White House Let Ben Rhodes Speak?" I think we all know why.
. Dot "New Washington Post Poll Asks Native Americans if Redskins' Name Bothers Them. The Results May Surprise You." The results didn't surprise me. Reality is often at odds with political correctness.
. Dot "Obama Discovers the Separation of Powers." Another outrage.
. Dot "See the 'Wholly Inappropriate' Final Exam Question about Trump that Got a Florida Teacher Suspended."

Religious linksReligion

. Dot "Paul Weston CPAC Live Stream March 3, 2016." The outlook is very gloomy. (Video.)
. Dot "'Wake Up, Christians. Allah Is Not Our God . . ': Church Billboard with Controversial Message about Jesus, Muhammad and the Koran Sparks Outrage."
. Dot "Pope Shocker: Promotes Socialism, Likens Jesus to ISIS." What??

I think these articles are of particular importance.
(I'll leave them posted here indefinitely.)

Special linksSpecial

. Dot " Rockefeller's Treachery."
. Dot " Hillary Clinton Exposed." -- Citizens United movie. Not new information, but this old information is damning enough without all the scandals of the last few years.
. Dot " The Clintons' Greatest Shame: Chelsea Clinton Is the Biological Daughter of Webb Hubbell and Not Bill Clinton." Imagine the effect this must have on Chelsea, poor kid.
. Dot "Gay Marriage Still Doesn't Exist, No Matter What the Supreme Court Says."
. Dot "Hillary, Was That You?
. Dot "Immigration, World Poverty, and Gumballs -- Updated 2010." I think you'll find this eye-opening.
. Dot "Our Kids Don't Need Gun Control Laws, They Need Fathers."
. Dot "Barack Obama Is Not Seeking 'Legacy'."
. Dot "Who Is John Galt?"
. Dot "The Most Shocking Islamic 'Refugee' Video That You Will Ever See . . . Way Worse Than . . . ." This will make you weep . . . when you realize America is just a step or two behind.
. Dot "Belgistan? Sharia Showdown Looms in Brussels."
. Dot "With Open Gates: The Forced Collective Suicide of European Nations."
. Dot "Hillary's Camp Freaking Out as This Video Goes Viral." Perhaps this video will give you a new, more fact-based perspective on Bill and Hillary and their kind.


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This week's Miscellaneous Item

Received in an email dated May 10, 2016. Thanks, Weekly Standard.

Perhaps of interest

Perhaps of Interest

What Does the Future Hold?
In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 years -- and most people don't see it coming.

Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again? Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore's law. So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a long time, before it became way superior and got mainstream in only a few short years.

It will now happen with artificial intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs. Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution. Welcome to the Exponential Age.

Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years . . . Uber is just a software tool, they don't own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world. Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don't own any properties.

Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.

In the US, young lawyers already don't get jobs. Because of IBM Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans. There will be 90% less laywyers in the future, only specialists will remain.

Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, 4 time more accurate than human nurses.

Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans.

In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self driving cars will appear for the public. Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted. You don't want to own a car anymore. You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving.

Our kids will never get a driver's licence and will never own a car. It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% less cars for that. We can transform former parking space into parks. 1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide. We now have one accident every 100,000 km, with autonomous driving that will drop to one accident in 10 million km. That will save a million lives each year. Most car companies might become bankrupt.

Traditional car companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels. Engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; they are completely terrified of Tesla.

Insurance companies will have massive trouble because without accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.

Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.

Electric cars will become mainstream by 2020. Cities will be less noisy because all cars will run on electric.

Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can only now see the impact. Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil. The price for solar will drop so much that all coal companies will be out of business by 2025.

With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water. Desalination now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter. We don't have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water. Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.

Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year. There will be companies who will build a medical device (called the "Tricorder" from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample and your breath into it. It then analyses 54 biomarkers that will identify nearly any disease. It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medicine, nearly for free.

3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from 18,000$ to 400$ within 10 years. In the same time, it became 100 times faster.

All major shoe companies started 3D printing shoes. Spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports. The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large number of spare parts they used to have in the past.

At the end of this year, new smart phones will have 3D scanning possibilities. You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home. In China, they already 3D printed a complete 6-storey office building. By 2027, 10% of everything that's being produced will be 3D printed.

Business opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to go in, ask yourself: "in the future, do you think we will have that?" and if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner? If it doesn't work with your phone, forget the idea. And any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed in to failure in the 21st century.

Work: 70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. There will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a small time.

Agriculture: There will be a 100% agricultural robot in the future. Farmers in 3rd world countries can then become managers of their field instead of working all day in their fields.

Aeroponics will need much less water.

The first petri-dish-produced veal is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in 2018. Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows. Imagine if we don't need that space anymore.

There are several startups who will bring insect protein to the market shortly. It contains more protein than meat. It will be labeled as "alternative protein source" (because most people still reject the idea of eating insects).

There is an app called "moodies" which can already tell in which mood you are.

Until 2020 there will be apps that can tell by your facial expressions if you are lying. Imagine a political debate where it's being displayed when they are telling the truth and when not.

Bitcoin will become mainstream this year and might even become the default reserve currency.

Longevity: Right now, the average life span increases by 3 months per year. Four years ago, the life span was 79 years, now it's 80 years. The increase itself is increasing and by 2036, there will be more that one year increase per year. So we all might live for a long long time, probably way more than 100.

Education: The cheapest smart phones are already at 10$ in Africa and Asia. By 2020, 70% of all humans will own a smart phone. That means, everyone has the same access to world class education. Every child can use Khan academy for everything a child learns at school in First World countries. Already released software is in Indonesia and will be released in Arabic, Suaheli and Chinese this Summer, because of an enormous potential.

The English app will be free, so that children in Africa can become fluent in English within half a year.

[All this speculation is fine, but remember when TV came along and everyone said the movies were finished? When computers came along, everyone said there would be no need for paper anymore. Lots of guesses about the future were dead wrong.]

From an email dated May 15, 2016. Thanks, Jim.
(I have not verified the accuracy of this information.)

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The Royal Navy is proud to announce its new fleet of Type 45 destroyers Having initially named the first two ships HMS Daring and HMS Dauntless,the Naming Committee has, after intensive pressure from Brussels, renamed them HMS Cautious and HMS Prudence. The next five ships are to be HMS Empathy, HMS Circumspect, HMS Nervous, HMS Timorous and HMS Apologist.

Costing £850 million each, they comply with the very latest employment, equality, health & safety and human rights laws. The Royal Navy fully expects any future enemy to be jolly decent and to comply with the same high standards of behaviour.

The new user-friendly crow's nest has excellent wheelchair access. Live ammunition has been replaced with paintballs to reduce the risk of anyone getting hurt and to cut down on the number of compensation claims.

Stress counsellors and lawyers will be on board, as will a full sympathetic industrial tribunal.

The crew will be 50/50 men and women, and will contain the correct balance of race, gender, sexuality and disability. Sailors will only work a maximum of 37 hours per week as per Brussels Rules on Working Hours, even in wartime.

All the vessels are equipped with a maternity ward, a creche and a gay disco.

Tobacco will be banned throughout the ship, but recreational cannabis will be allowed in wardrooms and messes. The Royal Navy is eager to shed its traditional reputation for "Rum, sodomy and the lash," so out has gone the rum ration, replaced by sparkling water.

Sodomy remains, now extended to include all ratings under 18. The lash will still be available on request.

Saluting of officers is now considered elitist and has been replaced by "Hello Sailor".

All information on notice boards will be in 37 different languages and Braille. Crew members will now no longer have to ask permission to grow beards and/or moustaches. This applies equally to female crew.

The MoD is inviting suggestions for a "non-specific" flag because the White Ensign may offend minorities. The Union Jack must never be displayed.

The newly re-named HMS Cautious will be commissioned shortly by Captain Hook from the Finsbury Park Mosque who will break a petrol bomb over the hull.

She will gently slide into the sea as the Royal Marines Band plays "In the Navy" by the Village People. Her first deployment will be to escort boatloads of illegal immigrants to ports on England 's south coast.

The Prime Minister said, "Our ships reflect the very latest in modern thinking and they will always be able to comply with any new legislation from Brussels."

His final words were, "Britannia waives the rules."

Received in an email dated May 14, 2016. Thanks, Jack.


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