20 Dec 2014

The number of Americans employed in 2007 vs. now is freaking mind-blowing

Thanks to Obama and friends all of the net gain in employment from 2007 to 2014 has gone to foreign immigrants. American employment is lower now than it ever has been, and yet somehow liberals always try and claim Obama is creating jobs. He’s creating jobs alright, just not for Americans. If you ever thought Obama cared about Americans you were sadly mistaken.
Ace of Spades says, “When Americans say they still feel like they’re in a recession — that’s because they are.”

Fewer Americans born in the U.S. have jobs now than were employed to November 2007, despite a working-age population growth of 11 million.

The amazing drop in employment highlights President Barack Obama’s slow recovery from the deep 2008 shock, but also spotlights many companies’ growing reliance on foreign migrant labor.
In November 2014, one in every five U.S. jobs was held by a foreign-born worker, up from one-in-six jobs in January 2010, according to federal data highlighted by the Center for Immigration Studies.

Since November 2007, the number of working legal and illegal migrants has risen by two million, from 23.1 million in November 2007 to 25.1 million in November 2014.
But the number of Americans with jobs has fallen by 1.5 million, from 124 million in November 2007 to 122.6 million November 2014.

 Read More:http://dailycaller.com/2014/12/19/fewer-us-born-americans-have-jobs-now-than-in-2007/

It’s OFFICIAL: Obama to “Improve” Race Relations by doing the WORST Thing Possible

King Obama The First, who described his grandmother as “a typical white person,” recently created a task force on race relations following the grand jury decision on the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. In 90 days, Obama says he will be able to implement changes through… wait for it… executive actions.
What exactly does Congress do anymore?

At his end of the year press conference on Friday, President Obama addressed the task force on race relations he put together following the grand jury decisions of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. The president says the report will not be "abstract musings" but instead "concrete, practical things" that law enforcement agencies can "begin implementing right now to rebuild trust between communities of color and the police department." 

"The task force that I formed is supposed to report back to me in 90 days," President Obama said. "My intention is to, as soon as I get those recommendations, to start implementing them. Some of them I'll be able to do through executive actions, some of them will require Congressional action, some of them will require action on the part of states and local jurisdictions."

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Now, obviously, how we're thinking about race relations right now has been colored by Ferguson, the [Eric] Garner case in New York, a growing awareness in the broader population of what many communities of color have understood for some time. And that is that, there's specific instances at least where -- where law enforcement doesn't feel as if it's being applied in a colorblind fashion. 

Read More:http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/12/19/obama_i_will_use_executive_actions_to_implement_recommendations_from_task_force_on_race_relations.html

Logos in their natural habitats

The product of Colbert's incredible photoshoot

19 Dec 2014

California Highway Patrol Calls Itself 'Paramilitary' Organization

The militarization of American police with equipment and weapons used by the U.S. military has causedcontroversy across the country.
However, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is proudly calling itself a "paramilitary" organization in some of its recruiting materials.
On its website, the CHP asks potential recruits, "Are you willing to work in a para-military organization, operating under a structured chain-of-command?"
On another website page aimed at recruiting military veterans, the law enforcement agency states, "The CHP offers military personnel a unique working environment which utilizes the skills, self-discipline, and life experiences you have developed during military service. Former military personnel easily fit into the CHP's workforce and adapt well to our paramilitary work environment. You can use your former military skills and self-initiative to help you promote through the CHP's ranks."

The CHP states on its cadets classes page, "The California Highway Patrol is often described as a 'paramilitary' department, and that is true. The uniforms, ranks and insignias, chain of command, and the long-standing traditions resemble a military organization."
The Posse Comitatus Act does not allow U.S. military forces to be used against the American people under most circumstances, with a few specific exceptions.

TheFreeThoughtproject.com reports that a CHP officer was filmed assaulting a woman on the side of the road and another woman found a CHP officer allegedly stealing photographs from her cell phone when she was charged with DUI.

Artist PERFECTLY Illustrates Obama’s Cuba Deal From Castro’s Perspective

The deal brokered to put an end to the US embargo against Cuba and “normalize” diplomatic relations is, at best, controversial. No one can tell for sure who will profit from it, why it was done, why it was done now, and how long it will be before we can aggressively import cigars and classic automobiles.
What remains more important than that, however, is how the deal was brokered, what we got in it, and whether any part of the deal is ultimately fair to the United States, which has spent half a century building up the embargo in order to crush the Communist regime (which responded, mostly, but crushing it’s own people).

In return for no longer pretending Cuba doesn’t exist except when we need to issue Beyonce a travel visa, which is everything Cuba’s been asking for, we get a political prisoner whose name Barack Obama probably didn’t even know before November. It seems like a dream come true for the Castros (zombie and not-zombie alike) and bit of a rough deal for anyone who spent the last fifty years or so hiding out from them.

Marco Rubio, the only 2016 Presidential nominee with enough experience in the area, literally, weighed in this morning, calling Barack Obama the worst hostage negotiator since Jimmy Carter. Frankly, that’s probably being kind.
Watch Marco Rubio slam Obama for giving away the farm to the Castro brothers and getting nothing in return:
Read More:http://spectator.org/blog/61272/marco-rubio-barack-obama-worst-negotiator-ever

Why The Hell Would America Ever Elect Another Bush as President?

On Wednesday morning, a former Florida governor named Jeb Bush posted a holiday-themed Facebook post that, aside from reminding us of how even politicians are somebody's dad, announced he would "actively explore the possibility of runningfor President of the United States." Along with being a particularly impressive exercise in Playing It Cool — "hey girl, you want to actively explore the possibility of getting a cocktail?" — Jeb's announcement might've set off some jingle bells in your brain. That guy's last name, it sure does sound familiar.
Jeb, of course, is a Bush, son of George H.W. and brother of George W., the 41st and 43rd presidents of the United States. If he does decide to actively explore running for president, and then actively runs for president, Jeb would be bidding to become the 45thpresident. Then we'd get another one-president break, after which the Bush family would have to trot out someone else, and, locked into this pattern, we'd repeat ourselves ad nauseam until constant email leaks destroyed the country entirely.
It's been over 20 years since H.W. was in office, but the memory of W. is still fresh in the minds of most voting-age American citizens — and there's a good chance those memories aren't all warm and fuzzy ones. W. left office in 2009 with a cellar-floor approval rating (although President Obama's isn'tmuch higher these days); and, for what they're worth, polls of presidential scholars tend to place #43 in the bottom-ten of American presidents, where he joins history-class inside-jokes like Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, James Buchanan, and Warren G. Harding.
This raises a question for Jeb: despite his high approval ratings as governor in Florida, would having W. as a brother be a major hit to his chances of becoming president? And is W. still the albatross that some Americans, particularly those on the left, are convinced he might be?
Although conservative analysts I spoke with were reluctant to discuss the relationship between 61-year-old Jeb and his 68-year-old brother George, there's a decent amount of evidence on the record to suggest that it isn't super-tight. In May, Politico's Maggie Haberman wrote that some insiders had suggested W. was "ambivalent" about Jeb running, and that the two have never been "deeply close" or "formed a reliance on each other as confidants." And in 2008, Slate editor Jacob Weisberg, author of The Bush Tragedy, painted a picture of the pair as siblingrivals, suggesting that jealousy of Jeb "was a factor in George's effort to pull his life together at age 40, when he found God and quit drinking," and that George had "torpedoed" his younger brother's presidential aspirations.
Two details from Weisberg's piece are particularly illustrative. First: "In the hotel suite in Houston where George was celebrating [his win in the 1994 race for Texas governor], his aunt, Nancy Ellis, heard him speaking to his father over the phone. 'Why do you feel bad about Jeb?' he asked his dad, according to one biography of the family. 'Why don't you feel good about me?'"
Then: "While Jeb seems resigned to abandoning politics, family friends have described his parents as devastated that the older son spiked the chances of the younger one. In December 2006, the former president gave a glimpse of this when he paid tribute to his second son at a ceremony to mark the end of Jeb's two terms as governor. Bush began to crack when talking about Jeb's 1994 defeat, and how his son didn't whine or complain about the unfair attacks on him in the election. 'The true measure of a man is ... ' Bush tried to say, now openly sobbing as Jeb approached to comfort him, ' ... is how you handle victory ... and also defeat.'"
But American memories can be both impressively long and shockingly short, and in somewhere in the middle, minds change. Among conservatives, the opinion of W. hasrisen steadily since he left office—a combination of reassessment, wounds healed, and personal affection for the folksy president. Plus, in the harsh light of the Obama presidency, the right has reason to look back fondly on the last time their party held the White House.
"I think George is viewed very differently now than he was in 2008, and we can thank Barack Obama for a lot of that," Florida GOP consultant Rick Wilson told me. W., he said, "is a smart guy in many ways, even if they aren't Harvard Law professor ways. He understands people, and he knew to stay out of the game last time around. But I think W. will benefit Jeb if he does choose to run."

Lucas Levitan Imagines An Augmented Reality In These Photos (34 pics)

Augmented reality is a hot topic recently thanks to inventions like Google Glass. For those of you that don't understand what an augmented reality might look like, Lucas Levitan is about to show you.