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Baby Boomers Are Killing the American Dream
Louis DeBroux  
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IAEA finds traces of radioactive material 
at Iran site flagged by Netanyahu
by timesofisrael.com ~ Inspectors from the UN’s nuclear agency have found traces of radioactive material at a building in Tehran that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu identified last year as a “secret atomic warehouse,”... an Israeli television report said on Thursday. Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency visited the site several times after Netanyahu identified it in an address to the UN General Assembly last September, took soil samples, and have now definitively concluded that there were “traces of radioactive material” there, Channel 13 news reported. It quoted what it said were four senior Israeli officials involved in the matter, and said the UN agency’s findings had become known to these officials recently. Iran has denied that the site was a nuclear facility or served any secretive purpose. In an initial response to Netanyahu’s UN speech, Iranian state media claimed the warehouse was actually a recycling facility for scrap metal. But the IAEA inspectors, who last visited the site in March, have reached a “definitive conclusion” that “there were traces of radioactive material” there, Channel 13 said, and are currently preparing a report on the matter. The TV report noted that “the storing of radioactive material in a secret facility without informing the IAEA is a breach of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons [NPT], to which Iran is a signatory.” Indicating that Washington is also aware of the IAEA inspectors’ findings, the TV report said that Israel and the US expect the agency to issue a public report on the matter shortly...
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House proposes green card bill for Indian 
workers with massive GOP support
by Jerry McCormick
patriotnewsalerts.com } ~ Both the House and the Senate have been working on legislation to grant mass green cards to Indian workers... On Wednesday, the House won the race to the finish, presenting its version of the legislation with the support of about 100 Republican members, Breitbart reports.  President Trump has pushed merit-based immigration for quite some time now. The legislation passed by the House is trying to cloak itself as that, but it actually nothing more than an attempt to turn more American jobs over to immigrants. The new legislation would create a fast track for green cards for 300,000 contract workers from India. Additionally, it would aid their family members also get green cards. In many cases, there are jobs being farmed out to Indian workers that could and should be American jobs. Instead, companies will be able to keep wages low by bringing these individuals into the country to continue to do the work rather than hiring Americans at a decent wage to do the work. Among those upset about the legislation was Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who stated: I do believe in merit-based immigration, but I don’t think this is the bill, though, because it would reward employers who literally replace American workers potentially with hundreds of thousands of low cost, less skilled workers who are entering on temporary visas, mainly H-1Bs, often working the tech sector. Democrats have railed for years about creating higher wages for American workers. This bill, if passed, will do the complete opposite. The jobs market right now is right where it needs to be to drive wages. We have fewer job openings, which means companies need to pay more in order to attract the best candidates. This legislation will flood the market with low-paying white-collar jobs that will crush American workers.
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'I can't handle this:' Doctors treating migrants 
on the border are walking out
by Anna Giaritelli
{ washingtonexaminer.com } ~ Two contracted doctors who had been serving inside overcrowded Border Patrol facilities in the El Paso, Texas, region have walked off the job in separate incidents since late May... two Border Patrol union officials have confirmed to the Washington Examiner. “The situation became so overwhelming, they just quit,” said Wesley Farris, second vice president of the National Border Patrol Council’s El Paso chapter. Farris said an agent assigned to the Santa Teresa Station in southeastern New Mexico reached out to the union following one walk-out, asking when they would be getting a new doctor. “An agent texted the union and said, ‘Hey, is there any plan to get us a new doctor?’” Farris said. “‘The agents start texting me like, ‘Hey man, the doctor quit so what do we do?’” The local union took the information and looked into what had happened. Agents at the station relayed to the union that the doctor had left in the middle of looking over migrants in custody. "The doctor just left. Got up and left. He was just like, ‘This is too much. This is too much. I can’t handle this,’” Farris said. “Was probably like, ‘I’m a doctor. I don’t need to be in here.’...
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American Islamist Charities
Funding Terror in Gaza
by Abha Shankar
investigativeproject.org } ~ A Gaza-based charity that ostensibly receives humanitarian funds from U.S. and Western Islamist benefactors has close ties to a designated terrorist group... a new report by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) finds. Board members for the Generosity Without Limit Association ("Generosity Association"), a charitable organization operating in the Gaza Strip since 2007, either serve as operatives or have close affiliations with an umbrella group called the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC). Israel declared the PRC a terrorist organization in 2006. It claims the PRC is funded and trained by Hamas. Its largest attack came in 2011, killing eight Israeli civilians and wounding another 20. The Generosity Association is supported by several Islamist charities in the United States, France, Britain, Turkey, and Israel. The report published Facebook pictures from Generosity Association and PRC accounts that showed food packages that Generosity Association distributed to "needy families" in the Gaza Strip during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The packages were identical to ones the PRC handed out to family members of shaheeds terrorist martyrs and wounded terrorists. "It is unclear whether the humanitarian organizations abroad are aware of the close connection between the Generosity Association and the PRC," the report said, adding that "an Internet search may reveal the connection and alert donors to the possibility that funds earmarked for charity are also used for supporting terrorism." The U.S.-based Islamist charities supporting the Generosity Association include Baitulmaal, Life for Relief and Development, and United Hands Relief. The Israeli government accused Baitulmaal co-founder Sheikh Hasan Hajmohammad of funding a Hamas charitable organization in Jenin in 2006, the report said. Current Executive Director Mazen Mokhtar previously ran the Muslim American Society (MAS), which was established in 1993 as the Muslim Brotherhood's American arm. In 2015, Mokhtar described suicide bomb attacks as "an effective method of attacking the enemy and continuing jihad," the report noted...
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Why Won’t Muslims Assimilate?
by frontpagemag.com ~ This new edition of the Glazov Gang presents the Dr. Bill Warner Moment with Dr. Bill Warner, the president of politicalislam.com. Dr. Warner asks: Why Won’t Muslims Assimilate? and he unveils what Islamic doctrine teaches about migration, domination and annihilation.  https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274275/warner-video-why-wont-musli...  
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Baby Boomers Are Killing the American Dream
Louis DeBroux:  Millennials have become the object of much criticism and ridicule, and oftentimes they deserve it. But while Millennials may whine and complain as they enjoy the fruits of the free market, there are serious structural issues facing them, the blame for which lies at the feet of previous generations — specifically, the Baby Boomer generation.

The Baby Boomers are the children of the Greatest Generation. That generation scrimped and saved and struggled through the Great Depression, only to be thrown into an existential global crisis with the effort to defeat the military juggernaut that was the Axis powers of Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, and fascist Italy, who sought to enslave the world.

In stark contrast, the Baby Boomers grew up enjoying unprecedented wealth, freedom, and privilege. And they rewarded future generations by ruining everything that made America great.

For example, under Boomers, zoning laws have gotten much stricter. While initially used to control population density as industrialization led people to the cities, there was a drastic increase in land-use restrictions between the 1960s and 1980s. Today, riding the peak of their political power, Boomers have used regulations for green space, parking, height limits, historic preservation, and so forth as a mechanism to artificially restrict new construction.

Limiting new construction drives up the cost of existing buildings, making it much more expensive for younger generations to obtain housing. When rents or mortgages are prohibitively expensive, or force younger generations into crowding living situations, the result is that they still live at home. They delay the transition into traditional adulthood events, like marriage and having children — which, ironically, endangers their retirement as there are fewer children who will become workers paying into Social Security and Medicare.

This problem is compounded by the explosion in licensing requirements under Boomers, where workers are required to have special licenses, degrees, or certifications in order to work. This drives up the cost of labor, making it harder for younger workers to obtain jobs. And while it may be reasonable to expect surgeons and structural engineers to obtain licenses and certifications, one is hard pressed to justify laws requiring 1,200 hours of training and $18,000 in tuition to practice African hair-braiding.

Like land-use restrictions, licensing requirements artificially raise the bar for entry into the workforce, restricting the number of people practicing a profession, artificially driving up wages for older, established workers while keeping out younger workers.

Also increasing the difficulty of getting a good job is the expanding number of jobs requiring college degrees, which have become ridiculously expensive and leave young workers burdened with enormous debt as they start their careers. New studies show that lifetime earnings are staying flat, even as the degrees get more expensive.

Add to that the skyrocketing national debt accrued under Baby Boomers, who have demanded ever-more expensive government programs for every conceivable problem, each with a large and growing price tag. Medicare and Social Security are the primary drivers of the national debt, yet it is political suicide to even contemplate reducing benefits for the Boomers who are the most reliable voting bloc.

Funded by payroll taxes from today’s workers, Social Security is projected to be insolvent in just 16 years, which means younger generations will spend decades paying into an entitlement program that will be bankrupt when they retire.

Just think how furious they’ll be when they learn that the Supreme Court ruled decades ago that they have no right to Social Security benefits, no matter how much or how long they have paid into the system.

Then there is the $22 trillion national debt that places an enormous burden on future generations, who will see more and more of their earnings swallowed up in federal spending. As of today, the CBO projects interest alone on the national debt will cost $389 billion this year, rising to $914 billion by 2028. This will take up an ever-growing portion of the federal budget, crowding out and forcing spending reductions on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, military spending, infrastructure, education, and the myriad of other things the federal government has its hands in.

As federal spending takes more and more of workers’ paychecks, it leaves less for state and local spending priorities, and leaves workers with an ever-shrinking portion of their paycheck for housing, food, transportation, etc.

If there is one sliver of hope in these dark clouds, it is that the situation is bad but not irreversible. The problem is caused by the Boomer penchant for spending money and controlling others.

With a clear-eyed acknowledgment of the seriousness of the situation, and the political will to change it, we can gut the mountain of regulations imposed by all levels of government, which will lead to an explosion of economic growth (indeed, President Donald Trump has already shown this can be done, slashing 22 regulations for every new one implemented). We can phase out wasteful, redundant, and inefficient federal programs, and privatize everything that is not directly authorized under Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. We can stop subsidizing higher education and let the free market work to improve quality and bring down tuition. And we can make it a national mission to pay off the national debt, the fiscal equivalent of a moon landing.

In order to do that, though, the Boomers who voted for massive expansions of government, and entitlement programs that enrich them, will have to place the nation’s welfare ahead of their own.

The question is, then… will they?  ~The Patriot Post

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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”


Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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