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April 24, 2017

Immigrants flooded California construction. Worker pay sank. Here’s why

Construction in Los Angeles has shifted from a heavily unionized labor force that was two-thirds white to a largely non-union one that is 70% Latino and heavily immigrant.

Eddie Ybarra and Francisco Martinez, both in their 40s, work side by side building the walls of two of the newest condo buildings in downtown Los Angeles. They drive pickup trucks to work, park in adjacent lots and both take their lunch break around 10 a.m. That’s about all they share.

Ybarra, born in Los Angeles, has built a solidly middle-class lifestyle on more than two decades in the carpenters’ union, earning $40 an hour on top of a pension, healthcare and unlimited vacation days.

Martinez, born in Guadalajara, Mexico, works for a nonunion contractor, installing metal panels and other parts for $27.50 an hour. He doesn’t have retirement savings, his insurance doesn’t cover his family and he gets five vacation days per year.

The story of these two men illustrates the radical shift that has put construction front and center in the national debate over declining blue-collar jobs and President Trump’s views of immigration.

In the span of a few decades, Los Angeles area construction went from an industry that was two-thirds white, and largely unionized, to one that is overwhelmingly Latino, mostly nonunion and heavily reliant on immigrants, according to a Los Angeles Times review of federal data.

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Free Speech: “Best opening statement by Judge Jeanine ever” – Must Watch (Video)

Watching the news about the violent Berkeley riots is akin to watching “a silencing in real-time,” said Pirro, “where people are not allowed to express their opinion if it does not align with the thinking of others.”

In reaction to author Ann Coulter’s travails in trying to speak to students at the University of California, Berkeley, Judge Jeanine Pirro warned viewers, “America is in trouble. They are trying to silence you,” in the opening statement of her Fox News show, “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”

Referencing the First Amendment, which guarantees free speech as the most basic and fundamental right of Americans, Pirro said putting an end to this right puts “our nation at risk and in danger of extinction.”

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Caller Tells Katie: Working With Migrants Changed My ‘Liberal’ Husband (Video)

This caller told Katie Hopkins to say that her husband has built a “hatred of a certain demographic” after working with migrant rescue boats.

Jessica, whose family call her a “bleeding heart liberal”, phoned Katie Hopkins to say that her husband has built a “hatred of a certain demographic” after working with migrant rescue boats.

She told the Sunday morning LBC Presenter that her husband, who she said was of similar thinking to herself, came home from working with rescue boats “heartbroken” and a changed man.

Jessica added that it was the way male migrants behaved in particular, that led to his change of heart.

She told Katie: “It was a really, really traumatic time for him. He was doing three-week stints and they were picking bodies out of the sea. Babies, women, it was awful.

“But at the same time, he said they were processing men, adults, in their 30s who all had phones with Isis stuff on the phones, they were being separated.

“When they were being handed over to the authorities with the information explaining that these guys had all this on their phones, and what their ages were, and they were just being processed through.

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April 23, 2017

Complete Classic Movie: They Were Expendable (1945)

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed. A dramatized account of the role of the American PT Boats in the defense of the Philippines in World War II.

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Bobby Vinton – Sealed With a Kiss

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Complete Classic Movie: An Honest Liar (2014)

An Honest Liar is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi’s personal life is discovered, it isn’t clear whether Randi is still the deceiver – or the deceived.

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Patriots Day – Lauren Southern Speech (Video)

Speech by Lauren Southern at Patriots Day rally held in Berkeley, California April 15, 2017 in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park.

Event: President Trump’s First 100 Days Celebration

Join the Make Cali Great team, featured speaker Kyle Chapman (Berkeley Based Stick Man), and other conservative voices discussing the President’s current accomplishments.

Tickets $5 per person. CLICK THIS LINK TO RSVP & GET TICKETS:
http://www.makecaligreat.org/president_trumps_first_100_days

MAKE CALI GREAT is proud to present PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 12pm to 4pm at the TOP OF THE NOTCH Restaurant

Confirmed Speakers:
Kyle Chapman (Berkeley Based Stick Man)
Daryl McCance
Omar Navarro (Congressional Candidate)
Irma Hinojosa
Kambree Koa
Johnny Benitez (Writer @ TheRedElephants)
Baked Alaska
Mike Tokes
Scott McAfee (SmackTalk Studios)
Brittany Pettibone (Rebel Media)

We’ll have a lively discussion on stage about President’s Trump’s first 100 Days in office. What has he changed? What has he improved? And what’s to come? There will also be time reserved for a Q & A session for the speakers.

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Clint Eastwood to Direct Film on Heroes Who Stopped Train Attack in Paris

If we learned anything from American Sniper, we know Eastwood does not care about being politically correct. We’re looking forward to another inspiring telling of American heroism.

Hollywood Director Clint Eastwood thrives on displaying patriotism on the big screen. His 2014 hit American Sniper, which told the story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who is credited with the most kills of any U.S. sniper, earned several Oscar nominations.

Eastwood is now prepared to direct a film about another crop of courageous Americans: the three young men who stopped a terror attack on a train in Paris, France. On August 21, 2015, friends Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone jumped into action to subdue a terrorist who was armed with an AK-47. The heroes expounded on their quick thinking in the book “15:17 To Paris: The True Story Of A Terrorist, A Train, And Three American Heroes.” Thanks to Eastwood it will now be turned into a movie.

Skarlatos and his buddies posted the following photo on Instagram with the famed director, along with a touching message.

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Police: Indiana State Professor Fabricated Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes

Hussain was held on $10,000 bond and has been suspended from his teaching position.

A Muslim professor at Indiana State University lied about receiving threatening emails and being attacked on campus, police say.

Azhar Hussain, 56, assistant professor of aviation technology, was arrested on Friday and charged with felony charge of obstruction of justice and misdemeanor harassment, according to Terre Haute’s Tribune-Star.

On March 8, Hussain claimed to have received threatening emails containing anti-Muslim sentiments. And on March 24, Hussain claimed that he was attacked from behind while entering his campus office.

But the professor fabricated all of the incidents, police say.

“Based upon the investigation, it is our belief that Hussain was trying to gain sympathy by becoming a victim of anti-Muslim threats which he had created himself,” Indiana State University Police Chief Joseph Newport said Friday. “It is extremely unfortunate that this situation caused undue concern on other members of the ISU community.”

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