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  New report: Immigrant population surges to nearly 20 percent of Americans
Posted by: ModestProposals - 1 hour ago - Forum: Markets, Money & Investing - No Replies

A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows the number of immigrants and their American-born children has risen to over 60 million, roughly one-fifth of the US population, as reported by the Washington Examiner.

Since 2000, the country’s immigrant population has grown by 8 million, with the majority being from Mexico and Latin America.
The total immigrant population is 43 million. The figure jumps to over 60 million immigrants’ US-born children are factored in. The report, which relies on statistics from the US Census Bureau, does not distinguish between legal and illegal immigration.

Surprisingly, the nearly 1.7 foreign-born workers that have already been added to the job market are equivalent to 25 percent of the unemployment rate in September.

“The fact that more than a million and a half work permits were issued to people outside of the regular legal immigration and guest-worker programs is alarming, and cannot help but have an impact on U.S. workers,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director for CIS.”


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  All metals are in rallying for while... Is economy rebounding for real?
Posted by: hunter - Yesterday, 12:40 PM - Forum: Markets, Money & Investing - No Replies

Especially Copper is up a lot... That should mean something... 
Also if economy growth has legs.. will that also mean inflation, After massive money printing,  will finally kick in?

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  Why the government purposefully skews welfare fraud stats
Posted by: ModestProposals - Yesterday, 08:22 AM - Forum: Gloves Off - No Replies

Dear John: As a retired state auditor, I can vouch for the fact that statistics put out by the government are sometimes phony, not because of incompetence but for other reasons.

For example, the New York State Department of Social Services developed a quality-control audit program that consistently produced data based on flawed surveys and home visits that showed welfare recipient fraud was always under 5 percent.
This was a phony statistic and everyone knew it, including the auditors.

The reason the state had to produce that phony number is that if the error rate went above 5 percent, the state would be penalized by the Department of Health and Human Services, and would have to return money to the feds.

That never happened, since New York was in the business of “gaming the system” so that it could maximize federal reimbursements — in other words, screw the federal government.

That’s how the state remains the welfare capital, representing 25 percent of all Medicaid expenditures nationally.
Trust me, there is a method in Janet Yellen’s need to raise the Fed fund rate in December and the Labor Department’s phony unemployment and inflation numbers.


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Posted by: andrew_o - Yesterday, 05:51 AM - Forum: Politics - Replies (6)


If you read nothing else this week, read this------^

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  Why the STD Epidemic in America Is About to Get A Lot Worse
Posted by: ModestProposals - 10-15-2017, 09:03 PM - Forum: Gloves Off - No Replies

“STDs are like the Harvey Weinstein of public health crises,” says Chad Felix Greene, who became HIV positive a decade ago when a partner purposefully transmitted the virus—and who this week, raged on Twitter about California’s new adoption of #HIVIsNotACrime legislation, which reduces knowing transmission from felony to misdemeanor (even in cases of blood bank donation). “Think of it this way: Everyone in this country knows how bad the STD epidemic has gotten, but no one wants to face up to all these difficult conversations we need to have in order to fight the problem.”Indeed, nationwide, public health experts issued an urgent siren call in the wake of the CDC’s annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report, which revealed yet another rise (the third year in a row now) in the Big Three of tracked STDs in America: chlamydia (1.59 million new cases), gonorrhea (468,514 new cases), syphilis (27,814 new cases, with a tragic 628 cases of congenital syphilis). While HIV rates, tracked separately, reveal a decline nationwide, in several cities around the country such as Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans and San Antonio, Texas, transmissions continue to rise at startling rates. (In Bexar County, Texas, for instance, HIV infections jumped by more than 50 percent in the last decade, from 234 in 2006 to 360 in 2016).

If ever there was a POTUS who would understand the gravitas of fighting sexually transmitted diseases—and the epidemic our country now faces—it ought to be this one. Don’t forget that in 1997, Donald Trump infamously joked to Howard Stern that he deserved the “Congressional Medal of Honor” for his bravery in avoiding sex with so many loose and willing STD-riddled women in an ordeal he called “my Vietnam.” But instead, the unfolding STD health travesty provoked the opposite response from our commander-in-chief. In what would be a devastating cut, POTUS proposed a 17 percent reduction in CDC federal STD funding nationwide.

“We now have rates of babies being born with congenital syphilis not seen in decades,” says David Harvey, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors. “It’s a crime. It’s a failure of our health care system. The costs down the road of treating these conditions are enormous with estimates in the billions. STD rates will continue to increase in the United States absent some dramatic change in how we confront these epidemics. Period.”

In multiple interviews with public health advocates tracking the nationwide rise of STDs, their message was united and clear: If President Trump wants to address this public health emergency, our country needs to return to levels of STD-prevention funding once prioritized in the 1990s, when the United States came extremely close to eradicating syphilis completely.

How much is required to turn back the tide? $40 million in the next budget to kick-start the process in 2018.

Simply put: If the STD-prevention infrastructure continues to be gutted, eventually, there will be no going back.

At the time, then-CDC director Dr. Jeffrey Koplan told the New York Times: “The stars are aligned for us to get this done. For a modern, industrialized wealthy nation to tolerate the continued transmission of this disease should be unacceptable. We don’t have to have it here.”

And yet here we are.

“It is unconscionable that in the last several years that STD control programs around the country, city and state level have been emasculated in terms of the resources that we have,” says Dr. Hunter Handsfield, a consulting advisor for the American Sexual Health Association who has studied the issue since the 1970s. “That is clearly contributing to the rise.”

In the face of overwhelming data, if all of this doesn't inspire a call to arms, consider this factor: The United States is now seeing cases of gonorrhea for which all known treatments are beginning to fail.“We initially thought, ‘Well it’s not going to come over here,’” says Dr. Michael Angarone, assistant professor of infectious diseases at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “’It’s going to be a problem in other places, not the United States. And then we started seeing it here. And that’s what happens with drug-resistant bacteria. So not only do you have this issue where we’re seeing more cases of infection, now we’re starting to see and get concerned about growing resistance to the treatment that we have.”


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  Trump - from populist to globalist
Posted by: tdogg - 10-15-2017, 01:27 PM - Forum: Politics - Replies (2)

Trump ran on a platform of protecting american jobs, eliminating offshoring, and being suspicious of wall street that had Hilary in its pocket.

Trump had up to 6 goldman execs when bannon was there. Currently goldman is running all the key economic positions in trumps white house. What a con. Run on populism, operate as a globalist behind the scenes.


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  A revolution within the Republican Party?
Posted by: andrew_o - 10-14-2017, 10:57 PM - Forum: Politics - Replies (2)

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  Women in these Halloween costumes are likely to cheat
Posted by: ModestProposals - 10-14-2017, 06:13 AM - Forum: Gloves Off - No Replies

You may want to keep an eye on your other half this Halloween, after 66 percent of women said they were more inclined to stray on October 31.

Even more worryingly, one in three women polled said they counted Halloween as a “free night.”

They added that they would be most likely to stray with any man who was in the right place at the right time.

Among those looking to play away from home this Halloween, the most popular costumes were:

  • Sexy nurse
  • Catwoman
  • Zombies, mummies, and monsters
  • Voluptuous vampire
  • Air hostess
  • Playboy Bunny
  • Policewoman


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  Oh! Canada!
Posted by: andrew_o - 10-14-2017, 01:34 AM - Forum: Politics - Replies (6)


What not to wear: Ontario school board targets offensive Halloween costumes

An Ontario school board has sent a checklist to parents before Halloween: Does your child's costume "represent a stereotype," such as "terrorist" or "urban ghetto dweller?" Does it involve changing the colour of their skin? Does it allude to a culture that is not the child's own, such as a kimono, a turban or a feather headdress? Does it "mock" transgender people? Is it based on "tragic or violent historical moments," such as "slave" or "cowboy and Indian" role play?

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