Boeing Shuts Down Last Long Beach Plant – 2016

Last Boeing C-17 Leaves Long Beach Plant Killed by Union

– Breitbart

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– One more example of Gov Brown not lifting a finger to save Californian jobs. After Toyota, now this in Long Beach.

“Once responsible for 50,000 jobs, the C-17 program accounted for only about 14,000 jobs throughout California by 2010. With military aircraft orders starting to dry up and the Great Recession hammering Long Beach’s economy, Boeing made demands that workers accept benefit concessions.

Although the company was willing to offer a 3.4 percent raise in pay, Boeing wanted a lower company pension contribution and higher employee medical co-pays to remain competitive against Europe’s Airbus.

U.S. orders for the $240 million plane had ended four years earlier, but the company had started to sell C-17s to fleets in Britain, Australia, Canada and Qatar. The Long Beach plant had just received a six-plane, $1.5 billion order from the United Arab Emirates to be delivered in 2012, and more orders were expected to flow in.

But on May 12, 2010, 5,000 members of the United Auto Workers Local 148 answered the call with 80 percent of workers voting against the company offer and going out on strike against Boeing at midnight–the first strike in 25 years.

With 9.5 percent of Americans unemployed and 932,234 properties in foreclosure, industry analysts and the public were appalled that the UAW would walk out. The strike ended a month later, but the bitterness of the strike motivated Boeing to begin talks about terminating the C-17 program and shutting down the site.”

More here by Chris W. Street @ Breitbart

 

 

Trump / Cruz – Natural Born Citizen Debate Issue – Jan 2016

Donald Trump debates Natural Born Issue with Ted Cruz at the Debate

– FoxBusinessNews / Youtube

– A great video wherein Ted Cruz mistates a fact regarding the ‘natural born’ constitutional requirement for president.

Cruz is left speechless at 5:03 into the video.

 

More here @ Youtube

 

MotherJones’ take on the Issue: 

 

Here’s Why the Ted Cruz Birther Story Isn’t Going Away

– MotherJones

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“During the memorable clash between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz at last night’s Republican presidential debate, the real estate mogul explained why he has persistently raised questions about his Canadian-born rival’s eligibility to serve as president.

“If for some reason…he beats the rest of the field, I already know the Democrats are going to be bringing a suit,” Trump said. “You have a big lawsuit over your head while you’re running. And if you become the nominee, who the hell knows if you can even serve in office?”

 

Read the whole take here @ by AJ Vincens at MotherJones

 

Presidential Race – Jan 2016

Don’t Look Now, but It’s Not Just Ted Cruz With an Eligibility Problem

– PJ Media

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“Rubio was born in Miami in 1971. But Rubio’s Cuban immigrant parents did not become U.S. citizens until 1975.That’s convinced so-called birthers to conclude Rubio is ineligible under Article 2 of the Constitution, which says “no person except a natural born citizen … shall be eligible to the Office of President.” The questions arose in 2011 when Rubio was being talked about as Mitt Romney’s running mate.

“It’s nothing to do with him personally. But you can’t change the rules because you like a certain person. Then you have no rules,” New Jersey lawyer Mario Apuzzo told the Tampa Bay Times in 2011.

It’s probably time for the courts to sort this out. America has sustained more than a half century of untrammeled immigration, and this question is going to keep coming up until it’s finally sorted.

A Fort Lauderdale man in December filed a complaint against Rubio and Cruz, arguing they are “naturalized citizens, or at the very least, simply fail to comply with the common law Supreme Court established definition of natural born citizen …”

 

– Read more here @ PJ Media

 

 

 

Washington Post Op-Ed makes the case that Ted Cruz is not a ‘natural born’ US Citizen

“In this election cycle, numerous pundits have declared that Cruz is eligible to be president. They rely on a supposed consensus among legal experts. This notion appears to emanate largely from a recent comment in the Harvard Law Review Forum by former solicitors general Neal Katyal and Paul Clement. In trying to put the question of who is a natural-born citizen to rest, however, the authors misunderstand, misapply and ignore the relevant law.”

Read more here @ WashingtonPost

 

Defining Natural-Born Citizen

– Federalist Blog

“The common law of England is not the common law of these States.” –George Mason

What might the phrase “natural-born citizen” of the United States imply under the U.S. Constitution? The phrase has always been obscure due to the lack of any single authoritative source to confer in order to understand the condition of citizenship the phrase recognizes. Learning what the phrase might have meant following the Declaration of Independence, and the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, requires detective work. As with all detective work, eliminating the usual suspects from the beginning goes a long way in quickly solving a case.

More here @ Federalist Blog

 

Sweden Begins Demanding ID for ‘Refugees’

The Latest: Europe Begins to Tighten Its Borders

– Yahoo

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“Danes increased border crossing checks on Monday, a move to make sure migrants headed for Sweden and turned back there don’t get stuck in Denmark.

That decision came hours after Sweden demanded that all arriving passengers show ID, a way of trying to discourage migrants, many of whom don’t carry passports or other forms of ID, from entering Sweden, which received a record 160,000 asylum-seekers in 2015.

 – Imagine that, asking for ID before allowing entry into a country.
More here @ Yahoo News

Homeland Insecurity – Jan 2016

“Military age men” at San Diego’s southern border

– San Diego Reader

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“Among the several dozen Pakistani and Afghan men who have entered the U.S. illegally, coming into San Diego from Tijuana, two were found to have ties to terrorist groups, according to a letter sent by U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter to the Department of Homeland Security.

Azeem and Ahmad are among dozens of men — described by Border Patrol agents as “military age and carrying U.S. cash” who began entering the U.S. through a Tijuana-based human-smuggling pipeline in September.

Until November, they would enter in groups and seek a federal agent to surrender to, according to union officials. It is believed that they did this because illegal entrants who are not Mexican citizens and who are deemed to not pose a significant threat are generally given a date to appear at immigration court and then released on their own recognizance. (Central Americans coming to Texas and othe Roma in San Diego both used the same method to enter the U.S. in the past two years.)

But that method has changed, National Border Patrol Council president Terence Shigg said. While the Border Patrol’s San Diego sector continues to apprehend Pakistanis and Afghans, they are now finding them travelling alone and often farther north of the border than the earlier surrenders.

“It’s very concerning,” Shigg said. “We have no idea what their actual intentions are because we have no effective way of backtracking. Just the males are coming and there’s no way for us to know for certain who they are and why.”

The challenge of getting these individuals is getting who they actually are confirmed — proving identity is difficult in that environment,” Burton said. “Afghanistan and Pakistan do not have a robust identification system — these are places where there is tremendous potential for official document and visa fraud.

Shigg said he believes that federal officials should be talking openly about this new development and committing more resources to keeping people from such countries in custody until they can be completely vetted.”

 – Read more of the article by Marty Graham @ San Diego Reader

More from Judicial Watch…….

JW Confirms: 4 ISIS Terrorists Arrested in Texas in Last 36 Hours

– Judicial Watch – Oct 2014

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“Islamic terrorists have entered the United States through the Mexican border and Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that four have been apprehended in the last 36 hours by federal authorities and the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen and Pharr.

JW confirmed this after California Congressman Duncan Hunter, a former Marine Corp Major and member of the House Armed Services Committee, disclosed on national television that at least ten Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) fighters have been caught crossing the Mexican border in Texas. The veteran lawmaker got the astounding intel straight from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Homeland Security agency responsible for guarding the 1,933-mile southern border.

“If you really want to protect Americans from ISIS, you secure the southern border,” Hunter proclaimed on a national cable news show this week. “It’s that simple. ISIS doesn’t have a navy, they don’t have an air force, they don’t have nuclear weapons. The only way that ISIS is going to harm Americans is by coming in through the southern border – which they already have.”

– Read more @ JudicialWatch.org

 

 

 

Question Technology – Jan 2016

App Reveals Hidden Ubiquitous World of Wifi and Cell Networks All Around Us

– Architecture of Radio

The Architecture of Radio is a site-specific iPad application that visualizes the existing wifi network of networks by reversing the ambient nature of the infosphere; hiding the visible while revealing the invisible technological landscape we interact with through our devices.

We are more and more surrounded by wifi and cellular networks, invisible, pulsing and ubiquitous.  Nice to see it visualized in real-time.

The Android version will be available in Jan 2016.

Go to the web site here:

http://architectureofradio.com/

Hillary Flunked the DC Bar Exam in 1973 – Oops

She failed the DC Exam, then followed Bill to Arkansas in ’73

– Politifact

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“At this point what difference does it make?”

– Plenty?

“In an article for a conservative Internet journal that has been widely distributed via chain e-mail, former Clinton adviser-turned-foe Dick Morris points out a little-known embarrassment about Sen. Hillary Clinton, who was a star law student at Yale.

“She flunked the D.C. bar exam and only passed the Arkansas bar,” he wrote.

It’s true.

In his biography of Hillary Clinton, former Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein notes that in the summer of 1973, 817 people took the Washington, D.C., bar exam; 551 of them passed. Hillary Rodham was not one of them.

“For the first time in her life she had flamed out — spectacularly, given the expectations of others for her, and even more so her own,” Bernstein wrote.

Bernstein said Clinton kept the news hidden for 30 years and shocked some of her closest friends when she made the revelation with a passing reference in her 2003 autobiography, Living History.

“Despite the satisfaction of my work, I was lonely and missed Bill more than I could stand,” she wrote. “I had taken both the Arkansas and Washington, D.C., bar exams during the summer, but my heart was pulling me toward Arkansas. When I learned that I passed in Arkansas but failed in D.C., I thought that maybe my test scores were telling me something.”

So she followed Bill Clinton to Arkansas.

Read the rest @ Politifact

Don’t believe it? Read more @ Snopes – Hillary Flames Out