Category Archives: Infrastructure

February 1, 2017

The Rape Of Sweden | Ingrid Carlqvist and Stefan Molyneux (Video)

In the midst of the European Migrant Crisis, Sweden is on the verge of societal collapse under the weight of mass immigration. Ingrid Carlqvist joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the current state of Sweden, the shocking Facebook livestream rape case, demoralization of the Swedish people, being faced with a true rape culture, next years Swedish elections and what the future looks like for the Swedish people.

April 30, 2016

Venezuela’s woes are mounting as it turns the lights off

“Venezuela is in the final throes of a downward social and economic spiral borne out of a legacy of terribly misguided policymaking,” economist Michael Henderson said in a note to CNBC. “The announcement of a two-day working week for public sector employees lays bare just how ill-equipped the economy is to deal with temporary supply shocks.”

Venezuela’s economic problems hit a new peak this week as rolling blackouts and a two-day working week were introduced to alleviate an energy crisis.

Venezuela’s government announced earlier in the week that it was cutting public sector employees’ working hours down to two days a week for at least two weeks in order to reduce electricity consumption.

The country’s president, Nicolas Maduro, had already decided Venezuela’s 2.8 million state workers would have Fridays off through April and May. Daily four-hour power cuts around the country were also planned to further save energy.

The plans are a response to a drought that has left the country’s largest hydroelectric dam near its minimum operating level. But according to Michael Henderson, lead economist at risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft, the plans indicate just how poorly the country is doing as a whole.

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February 14, 2016

German Government To ‘Create’ 100,000 Subsidised Migrant Jobs That ‘Pay’ Just €1 An Hour

The German government pressing ahead with plans to spend nearly half a billion Euros to ‘create’ 100,000 heavily subsidised jobs for unemployed migrants.

Desperate to better integrate the millions of migrants that have already arrived, and continue to roll into Europe in droves through the migrant crisis, socialist workforce minister Andrea Nahles has been working on the plan since last year. But now the so-called refugee jobs have been criticised by economists who say paying companies €450,000,000 to employ migrants is nothing more than a short term fix.

The German government is presently negotiating over the 2017 budget, but politicians are already calling for significant extra funding to be found for migrants in 2016.

Instead of requiring migrants to perform simple work in return for their state handouts, which includes housing, food, and pocket money, the new plan asks private companies to pay migrants €1 an hour for their labour, reports Welt. although exact plans have yet to be released, the wage would be likely topped up to the €8.50 minimum wage by government subsidy — a programme that is being called “occupational therapy” in Germany.

While German economists applauded efforts to integrate migrants into the job market as quickly as possible Marcel Fratzscher, head of the German Institute for Economic Research said “publicly funded job opportunities do not appear to be the right way to bring refugees to work”, reports Rheinische Post.

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November 11, 2015

Report: DHS spends $1B to digitize, only 1 immigration form available online (Video)

From the start, the initiative was mismanaged, the records and interviews show. Agency officials did not complete the basic plans for the computer system until nearly three years after the initial $500 million contract had been awarded to IBM, and the approach to adopting the technology was outdated before work on it began.

A Department of Homeland Security agency spent more than $1 billion in taxpayer money to digitize immigration paperwork — and after a decade of work, only has managed to put one document online.

The Washington Post reported Monday that officials at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services still are only able to offer a single form — out of nearly 100 — for online applications, and make a single fee payable electronically.

All other forms can still only be filed with paper.

The report sheds light on a struggling effort that not only has frustrated immigrant applicants but raises national security concerns and could put at risk any effort to overhaul immigration policies.

The project was originally supposed to be done in 2013, for a half-billion-dollar price tag.

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October 27, 2015

California Bullet Train: Dangerous Faults Raise Costs

The infamous California High-Speed Rail may take an extra 15 years to build, travel underground through several very dangerous geologic faults, and rise in cost to $93 billion.

Voters passed Proposition 1A, titled the “Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21st Century,” in November 2008. Since that time, it has become clear that riding under up to 36 miles of the San Gabriel and Tehachapi Mountains will be dangerous, unreliable and slow–if the project it is ever completed.

The original estimates in the bond disclosure statement promised the cost would be only $33 billion, with a 2010 construction start and full operation by 2222. But when the project actually broke ground earlier this year, the official estimate was raised to $68.4 billion and a 2028 completion for the Los Angeles to San Francisco project.

The project route runs between the San Gabriel and the San Andreas faults. Since being formed 1.7 billion years ago, the Pacific tectonic plate has relentlessly grinded 200 miles northward against the North American tectonic plate.

Natural tectonic movements will continue to create a highly fractured and constantly changing underground spiderweb of granite blocks and crevasses. There are also numerous vertical “slip faults” moving up and down, plus sub-faults moving horizontally east and west. Geologists compare the mountainous area the train will pass through to a game of pick-up sticks, where every few years there is a tremendous collapse.

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October 6, 2015

Rush Can’t Believe ‘Sobering’ New Immigration Study: ‘This Has Nothing To Do With Amnesty’ (Video)

” Illegal immigration is actually just a small part of the issue. This is stunning. I mean I knew, but putting it in numbers like this is sobering.”

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh was blown away by the recent, “sobering” report from the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest during his Monday broadcast.

The report — based off data collected by the Pew Research Center — shows that “under current law” for every single American born over the next 50 years, immigration will add seven more to the population.

LIMBAUGH: Under current law — meaning legal immigration — under current law between now and 2065, every one American added to the population by our existing citizens — i.e. birth — immigration will add seven more. That’s under current law… This has nothing to do with amnesty. It has nothing to do with any reform, comprehensive or otherwise. Can you say transformation of the country? Before Obama even does his amnesty. Before Congress maybe gets together on a comprehensive immigration reform bill… When you throw in amnesty, and in some sense that’s already going on… we’re already flooded here at the southern border with minors… Illegal immigration is actually just a small part of the issue. This is stunning. I mean I knew, but putting it in numbers like this is sobering.

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September 18, 2015

Hungary finds terrorist among migrant detainees

Prime minister’s security adviser confirms capture.

Hungary stopped 29 migrants for questioning at the border with Serbia, discovering one with certain terrorist roots, the security adviser for the prime minister confirmed Thursday.

Gyorgy Bakondi, a security adviser to Prime Minister Viktor Orban, said chaos erupted at the border, forcing police to unleash tear gas and a water cannon at the crowd of 1,500 migrants rushing the fence, Reuters reported. Twenty of so police officers were injured.

And in the ensuing melee, police detained 29, one of whom hailed from a terrorist camp.

“Police also captured an identified terrorist,” Bakondi said, Reuters reported.

He declined to give additional details. But the presence of a terrorist among the mass of migrants fleeing Middle Eastern violence only underscores what military and intelligence pundits have been warning: the influx of migrants opens the door for easy terrorist access to the West.

Hungary, meanwhile, has faced widespread criticism for clamping down on border crossings with Serbia’s prime minister, Alexksandar Vucic turning to the European Union to demand the regional power exert influence and force Budapest to “behave in line with European standards,” he said, Breitbart reported.

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July 3, 2015

FBI Probes Fiber-Optic Internet Saboteurs In California

The suspects attacked the fiber-optic cables that carry the Internet—the eleventh such incident in the past year.

After a mysterious Internet outage this week affected customers in the San Francisco Bay Area—even reaching as far as Seattle—the FBI revealed it is investigating the incident. The Bay Area’s physical Internet infrastructure has been attacked by highly skilled saboteurs on ten other occasions in the past year alone.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the outage took place on Tuesday and vandalized cables owned by Level 3 Communications and Zayo. The attack primarily disrupted service for Wave Broadband, a popular west coast Internet service provider.

“Three major fiber cables connecting the region have been physically severed in what appears to be a coordinated attack on multiple Internet carriers beginning at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday morning,” Wave noted in a statement.

The FBI disputes Wave’s claims of a “coordinated attack,” but said at least 10 similar, mysterious attacks on fiber optic cable have taken place since July 2014. According to the agency, the attacks required specific telecommunications knowledge, as well as obtaining access to underground utility bunkers and cutting through conduit sheathing.

“The individuals may appear to be normal telecommunications maintenance workers or possess tools consistent with that job role,” the FBI said in a statement, The Hill reports.

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April 1, 2015

How bad is traffic in Los Angeles? New report says it’s the worst

Among cities worldwide, Los Angeles ranked 10th worst. Istanbul ranked worst, followed by Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow.

That’s the upshot of the fifth annual Traffic Index report released Tuesday by GPS manufacturer TomTom, which found that Los Angeles is the most congested city in the United States, ahead of San Francisco, Honolulu, New York and Seattle.

According to the study, Los Angeles had an overall congestion level of 39 percent in 2014, up from the 2013 level of 36 percent. The average congestion level in the 10 worst cities in the country was 30 percent.

The situation is much worse during rush hour, when Los Angeles’ congestion level jumps to 80 percent, also the highest in the nation. According to the study, a drive that normally takes 30 minutes in Los Angeles will take 54 minutes during the evening rush hour, meaning motorists waste an extra 92 hours a year sitting in traffic.

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March 7, 2015

Obama: Deporting Illegal Immigrants Violates ‘Spirit’ of Selma

Must be true to “the promise of an inclusive America.”

Ahead of his trip to Alabama in honor of the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma, President Obama invoked the “spirit” of the historic civil rights demonstration to defend amnesty for illegal immigrants, and suggesting that illegal immigrants should be afforded the same rights as legal citizens.

In an interview on Sirius XM’s “Urban View,” the president said deporting illegal immigrants who have been here since they were young violated the “spirit” of the march at the Edmund Pettus Bridge:

The notion that some kid that was brought here when he was two or three years old might somehow be deported at the age of 20 or 25, even though they’ve grown up as American, that’s not who we are. That’s not true to the spirit of what the march on Selma was about.

Obama employed the civil rights rhetoric to defend the executive actions he took in 2012 and 2014 to grant temporary amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Saying his unilateral actions aligned with civil rights leaders’ vision of an “inclusive America,” the president suggested that those here illegally should be granted the same rights as legal citizens:

When you think about the principle that was upheld that day and in subsequent days at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, it was the promise of an inclusive America, it was the promise of an America where everybody was equal under the law…

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