Immigration

At the risk of being a party to the Office of Redundancy Office, we NEED cheap labor.

We do NOT need cheap labor’s FAMILIES.

It is the families who join gangs, use our schools, clog our ERs – it is the families who cost us in social costs.

In the cost/benefit ratio, families cost us and workers benefit us.

If our military can deploy without their families, surely our laborers can do so as well – or should those who break our laws get benefits our protectors do not?

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Just a question: If it is always, “For the Children…”

Have you ever seen, or heard of a teacher group protesting or striking for:

Higher academic standards?

More class time?

Better instructional material?

Less emphasis on sports to free up more time/money/energy for curriculum?

Or, to put it still another way, have you ever seen or heard of a teacher strike or protest for ANY reason OTHER THAN MORE MONEY, OR MORE TIME OFF?

It is all encapsulated in the famous quote from the former president of the American federation of Teachers, Albert Shanker, “When school children start paying union dues, that’s when I’ll start representing the interests of school children.

Part Two of It Pays to Remember (Communist Infiltration of US Government)

Using their intellectual abilities, their college networks and their secret cells, each Communist individual rose through the governmental bureaucracies to the very top echelons of government, and when the FBI got wind of the possibility of a person having some past college Communist sympathy, other unsuspected high government members of the CPUSA would call and vouch for the suspect. They had a great protection network.

This was back when the “Old School Tie” held power, so being vouched for by someone in power was common, and expected. It was also successful.

The Nazi’s were simply not so smart, and they need not be because they had different aims. Britain found and hanged seven Nazi spies – then turned the rest. Given the choice of hanging, or turning, every Nazi agent offered the opportunity turned. The most obvious case was the huge structures built for beaches like Omaha, to act as temporary harbors (because the Nazi’s had REALLY armored the harbors like Cherbourg). The structures, which were five stories long, but when stood up in Britain made the assembly look like “the skyline of Chicago” were hard to hide from the German spy planes.

The turned Nazi agents were used to try to convince the Nazi’s that they were grain storage silos, to be used to feed the population when the Allies landed in Europe.

We did not turn many Communists. Hell, we didn’t even find them! (Not until too much later – and they were EVERYWHERE! There was even an elected Congressman from Minnesota , John Bernard of the Farmer-Labor Party, and more Congressional stafferes than you can imagine.)

The two great intelligence sources were Whittaker Chambers who ran a Communist cell but went silent in 1938 and Elizabeth Bentley in 1946, but Chambers went to ground for years before he turned himself in and had little current information (although he outed Alger Hiss, and that was a treasure and will be addressed later), and Bentley was turned for a few weeks, but KGB got wind quickly and the whole network went silent for many months.

It might be instructive to review the Whittaker Chambers/Alger Hiss situation.

Appearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1948, Chambers accused Hiss of being a Communist. Hiss denied it under oath and the newspapers took Hiss’s side. Hiss had been a Washington favorite and insider for decades and the press simply could not believe it.

Hiss demanded a retraction, or that Chambers repeat the charges in public where he was not protected by Congressional immunity, and so Chambers could be charged with slander.

Chambers repeated his charge on Meet the Press, and Hiss sued. Since the initial charges made before HUAC had not been particularly specific, the press again sided with the injured Hiss, whose reputation had taken a hit from the “Red Scare” HUAC charge by Chambers.

What Hiss did not know was that Chambers had not told everything he knew when appearing before HUAC – he had kept many pages of notes typed on Hiss’s typewriter and handwritten notes in Hiss’s hand, copying State Department documents for the Russians. There were also both developed and undeveloped photos of State Department documents. (Google “Pumpkin Papers”)

(http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/hiss/pumpkinp.html)

A grand jury indicted Hiss for perjury because the statute of limitations had expired for espionage in the 30’s. His was sentenced to three years plus in jail. (Subsequent GRU cables, Russian documents, and Venona decryptions showed that Hiss had been active as late as 1943.)

Hiss had been a star at the US State Department. He had headed the State Department of Special Political Affairs and PRESIDED at the San Francisco Conference for the FOUNDING of the UN in 1945! He had accompanied FDR to Yalta, to negotiate the final terms and plans for Europe with Churchill and Stalin. He resigned from government in 1946 (by which time Truman had good information that Hiss was a spy working for GRU – through a defector in Canada, Igor Gouzenko, and Hiss had been sidelined) to head the prestigious Carnegie Foundation for International Peace – so when he was accused, it was BIG!

Guilty as sin!

Had the Venona decryptions been available, Hiss could have been tried for espionage in 1943 – the last KNOWN date.

Filed Under: So obvious, even the NYTimes see it…

Climate Fears Turn to Doubts Among Britons

“Nowhere has this shift in public opinion been more striking than in Britain, where climate change was until this year such a popular priority that in 2008 Parliament enshrined targets for emissions cuts as national law. ..A survey in February by the BBC found that only 26 percent of Britons believed that “climate change is happening and is now established as largely manmade,” down from 41 percent in November 2009. A poll conducted for the German magazine Der Spiegel found that 42 percent of Germans feared global warming, down from 62 percent four years earlier. …And a poll in January of the personal priorities of 141 Conservative Party candidates deemed capable of victory in the recent election found that “reducing Britain’s carbon footprint” was the least important of the 19 issues presented to them.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/science/earth/25climate.html

Filed Under: Obama Success! (American failure)

(Headline) Private pay shrinks to historic lows as gov’t payouts rise

Paychecks from private business shrank to their smallest share of personal income in U.S. history during the first quarter of this year, a USA TODAY analysis of government data finds.

At the same time, government-provided benefits — from Social Security, unemployment insurance, food stamps and other programs — rose to a record high during the first three months of 2010″

http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/income/2010-05-24-income-shifts-from-private-sector_N.htm

“Where Did All Those (Expletive Deleted) Indians come From?”

We do not know what was offered Joe Sestak to drop out of the Senate race he won – and short of subpoenaing him and putting him under oath, he will not say. He has admitted to being offered, but what and by whom is unknown and unknowable in this, the most transparent of all administrations.

If the offer was something like a Cabinet Post, or even something as lowly as an Ambassadorship or SECNAV, then that could not be proffered without the specific knowledge of POTUS.

THAT might well ne an impeachable offense, but we are not there yet.

I suspect that the Chicago-style White House has used the intervening time to try to get their message straight, AND to offer the party who actually made the offer a golden parachute to take the fall. It must be someone very high, because Sestak is a very smart man. (Annapolis – Poli Sci – JFK School of Government at Harvard – Poli Sci – and Ph.D Harvard in Poli Sci)

Sestak will not lie for anyone, but he feels no obligation to tell the whole truth – just his part in the fiasco as the White House made the offer.

Sestak knows that he needs the machine he ran against in order to beat Toomey, so he is not going to trash the White House, but he needed to run against that same machine to beat Spectre – so he used the White house offer card to do that and now finds he has the White House he needs by the short hair.

He CAN, if he wishes, tell all – so the White House cover story could be overwhelmed. He has already told enough for an investigation but so far the White house has decided to investigate themselves.

The Democrats are circling the wagon. We will see if the cover-up is worse than the crime, as is so often the case.

 Sestak is stuck with his oft-repeated comments, but only a Special Prosecutor can come to the facts because the White House is stonewalling.

Congress is controlled and will not investigate. The Justice Department is in full ‘circle the wagons” mode. The president will not appoint a Special Prosecutor.

Someone in the White House, one of the Chicago Mafia (whom I will not say, but his initials are RE) is likely to resign and take the fall because he is already a lightning rod and he has become a distraction.

They are fitting him with a leather suit to break the fall when they throw him under the bus.

It Is Important to Remember

Part One:

Studying the history of Communist infiltration of US government in the 30s and 40s is really interesting.

The US simply had no counter intelligence in place in 1930. The FBI had a total of 300 agents in 1930 – nationwide.  Only 900 agents in 1939 – and counterintelligence was not an FBI mission until the Nazi’s invaded Poland in 1939..

First, the Nazis and the Russians espionage had different aims. The Germans built primarily a military intelligence group, and a “boom and bang” capability to destroy US plants, and steal military secrets.

The Russian Communists on the other hand, were seeking military and political intelligence, and their aim was political influence with the eventual aim to overthrow the government. That meant placing bright people in high places of influence – something not even considered by the Nazi’s who intended to keep the US out of the war or to defeat the US in the field, if necessary. (Few in the German High Staff thought that was possible.)

Communists didn’t infiltrate defense plants nearly so much as they did the Treasury Department, the White House, the State Department. They had no interest in destroying the plants because the plants were eventually delivering them Lend Lease – but they wanted to steal aircraft plans to boost their production internally.

The Nazis “spies” were middle class, the Communists were intellectuals, many with Ivy League and Oxford diplomas. The Nazis were new to the spy business because Hitler was new – but the Communists had been studying and implanting themselves for decades before the Nazis began. Literally, decades.

Both Nazi and Communists were driven by ideology.

When given the orders, the FBI smashed the Nazi infrastructure in weeks, not completely destroying it but making it much less operable. Of course, initially there was a pact between Hitler and Stalin so we didn’t think the Communists were part of the active problem and eventually they became our allies against Hitler. We intuitively knew there were Communist spies, but they were not considered more than annoyance.

(We had expected an atomic attack from the Nazi’s on or as early as Christmas Day, 1943, in Chicago! Obviously, we feared the Nazi’s more than we did the Communists!.)

It is similar to the fact that we know there are Israeli spies today – but we are not actively rooting them out. If we run across one, that is different story.

Meanwhile, university socialist and progressives clubs had been quietly recruiting their most radical members for the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), and in turn the CPUSA had been cooperating with the Communist International (COMINTERN), the KGB(Russian intelligence) and the GRU(Russian Military Intelligence). (Actually, the Naval GRU was also very active and was competing within the GRU for intelligence.)

There were three intelligence operations going on (four if you included CPUSA, who eventually developed their own rings, and five if you include the Naval GRU), each recruiting for decades and sharing little between them. The only overlapping entity was the CPUSA. Their head, Earl Browder eventually went to jail – they were NOT just a political party. That was their cover.

(I am particularly surprised by the husband and wife; brother and sister spy teams working for the Communists.—in some cases it was entire families. About which more in due course.)