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Despite the non-stop bluster from the Left, including fairly regular on-air meltdowns by CNN’s Ana Navarro which began with her now infamous prediction on election night of 2016 that the “Latino vote would defeat Donald Trump”…a prediction which she shared just hours before his election mind you…the latest data from the Interior Ministry of Mexico would suggest that Mexicans living in the U. S. have less to fear from a Trump administration than they did under Obama.
In fact, per the chart below, average monthly repatriations of Mexican citizens from the United States are down roughly 28% from February – November 2017 compared the same period the previous year under Obama. In aggregate, Obama deported 190,588 Mexican citizens during that time period compared to 137,994 under Trump.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sat, 12/30/2017.
Ironically, banks in Mexico lead the way. In 2018, banks in Mexico will face new regulations that will oblige them to collect biometric data (finger prints and iris scans) on all of their customers. Whenever a customer asks for a new home or car loan, cashes in a paycheck, applies for a credit card or opens a new savings account, the bank in question will have to request the customer’s digital fingerprints and then match those fingerprints with data against information in the database of the National Electoral Institute.
Foreign-owned subsidiaries of global banks like BBVA and Citi are thrilled with the initiative arguing that it will help them combat identity theft. Most high street lenders in Mexico have already agreed to help build a single biometric database, says Marcos Martnez, president of Mexico’s Banking Association (ABM).
The ultimate goal is to develop a unique identification system that will work alongside the government’s national ID scheme, which is in the final stages of development. According to the former Secretary of Finance and Public Credit (and now presidential candidate for the governing PRI party), Jos Antonio Meade, by the summer of 2018 all Mexicans will have a single biometric identification number.
This post was published at Wolf Street by Don Quijones ‘ Dec 23, 2017.
The growing trade feud between the US and Canada escalated overnight when Ottawa announced it was scrapping a plan to buy 18 F-18 Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets amid a deepening dispute with the U. S. aerospace company, Reuters reported. In a snub to the US, Canada’s Liberal government will instead announce that intends to acquire a used fleet of older Australia F-18 jets, the same kind of plane Canada currently operates.
The unexpected decision demonstrates Ottawa’s anger at a recent decision by Boeing to launch a trade challenge against Canadian planemaker Bombardier which Beoing accuses of dumping airliners on the American market. It also puts into question the future of Boeing’s military sales in Canada, which however is a two-edged sword: Boeing says its commercial and defense operations in Canada support more than 17,000 Canadian jobs.
The trade spat comes as Canada and Mexico are locked into increasingly acrimonious negotiations with the United States over the NAFTA trade pact.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 6, 2017.
The world’s third largest economy has an aging and shrinking population and will simply disappear. The low fertility is not unique to Japan. The same problem besets Taiwan, China and Korea as well as the United States and Europe. In the West the establishment has opted for population replacement.
Countries like the UK, France and Sweden see a population growth only thanks to mass migration from Africa and Central Asia. The US replenished its dwindling population stock with migrants from Mexico to such an extent that in some counties Spanish is now the language of the majority.
After the Second World War Japan experienced the post-war baby boom. In 1948 a law was passed, most probably serving American interests, enabling easy access to abortion. At that time the fertility rate (average number of children born to a woman over her lifetime) was more or less stable – about 2.1 – which is the level needed to maintain population. However, in 1973 it started to decline rapidly and in 2005 it reached the lowest value of 1.26; in the same year the number of deaths has been higher than the number of births. Nowadays it stands at about 1.46.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 5, 2017.
This is what can happen when you go to a socialized healthcare system. A lot of people out there believe that the United States has a free market healthcare system, but that is actually not true. The percentage of the population that receives government-subsidized healthcare is rapidly approaching 50 percent, and the healthcare industry may be the most heavily regulated sector of the entire U. S. economy. Every year the rules, red tape and regulations seem to get even worse, and every year health insurance premiums rise much faster than the overall rate of inflation. If we don’t start applying free market principles and start getting healthcare costs under control, our entire healthcare system could very easily implode.
I would like to share with you an excerpt from an article by former DEA agent David Hathaway. According to Hathaway, the average cost for an appendectomy in the United States is $33,000…
My son had an attack of appendicitis late Saturday night. I knew that the Obamacare inflated prices for surgery in the U. S. would be ridiculous and that the service would likely be impersonal, involve long waits, and be nerve-wracking. I have friends in the medical field so I inquired just for grins. The price for the latest routine appendectomy in my area was, my jaw dropped, $43,000. I read on-line that the average cost for an appendectomy in the U. S. is $33,000. I am not near some of the great direct-pay medical facilities in the U. S. like the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, but I am near Mexico. I chose that option since I have often utilized foreign medical and dental facilities in the past and find the service and prices to be outstanding.
You can buy a very nice brand new car for $33,000.
This post was published at The Economic Collapse Blog on December 4th, 2017.
That would be “never”, right?
You’d think I’d killed a cat on national television yesterday with my article on where Trump sits right now in regard to Flynn’s guilty plea. The claims of incipient (in other words, “you’re guilty even though you haven’t done it yet”) bad faith on my part, including “wow, man, I’m gonna archive this post before you change it” crap on Twatter, never mind the hate-email, rivaled that which I got back when I started the series on Obama and his little document forgery exercise.
Never mind more than 10 years of reporting on political sleaze in this country on both sides of the aisle. I call ’em like I see ’em, and who gets pissed off about that doesn’t bother me in the least.
Here’s the real issue and why it’s barely worth the time to write on anything any more. Despite utterly irrefutable evidence, as it’s been admitted, that Hillary not only broke the law when it comes to classified information our government has, in prison right now, people it has jailed for doing far less than she did, some of whom were active service members that never let any of the information travel beyond their personal devices (unlike Hillary who both did and intended to — cough-Huma-cough-cough), despite clear evidence and admissions that our own FBI and BATFE intentionally ran guns into the Mexico, including weapons that were then used to murder a border agent, despite proof that Herr Clinton sold targeting technology to the ****ing Chinese in exchange for illegal campaign contributions in the 1990s while knowing at the time that the Chinese had stolen an advanced nuclear warhead design from us not one economic or political retributive action was taken in response and in fact hundreds of billions a year in trade deficit has continued to accumulate since under every single Administration and Congress forward, both Republican and Democrat.
This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2017-12-02.
Update 2: Just as we suspected, President Trump has tweeted his opinion on this decision…
A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2017
Update 1: AP reports that U. S. immigration officials say they will deport the Mexican man found not guilty of murder in San Francisco pier shooting.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 1, 2017.
Pretty soon the scenes of tiny Iranian speedboats taunting U. S. Naval Destroyers may not be confined to just the Persian Gulf as Iran’s new naval commander has vowed to send warships to the Gulf of Mexico “in the near future.” Per NBC:
Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi said plans were being drawn up for vessels to be deployed to the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean “in the near future.” They would also visit South American countries, he added. Speaking at his first press conference since being appointed, Khanzadi promised his navy would “wave the flag of our country in the Gulf of Mexico.”
He pointed out that “the appearance of our vessels in the Mediterranean and Suez Canal shocked the world and the U. S. also made comments on it.”
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 24, 2017.
Corey Feldman just named his second abuser who still works in Hollywood and owned the most popular elite teen club in the city which catered to child stars.
Hollywood, CA – On Monday, Corey Feldman went on the Dr. Oz show again and revealed the name of another of his alleged abusers. While the first abuser was a low-life convicted child molester who fled to Mexico, the second one is still working in the industry. The alleged abuser, Alphy Hoffman also owned the most famous teen club in Hollywood that catered to underage child actors during the time Feldman was molested.
On his second appearance on the show, Feldman described his experience with Hoffman in detail.
‘Well he was the guy who ran Alphy’s Soda Pop Club, and, uh, I met him when I was 12 years old,’ Feldman said on ‘Dr. Oz.’ ‘He came to my house to pick me up in his car, and I had heard rumors that he threw the coolest parties in town and he was very connected.’
Feldman explained to Dr. Oz that Alphy Hoffman was the son of Bobby Hoffman, a major casting director at the time, who died in 1993.
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on NOVEMBER 14, 2017.
The gunman named in a mass shooting that was said to have killed 26 people at a small church outside of San Antonio was convicted by the military several years before the tragic attack in 2012.
This past week new information concerning the apparent First Baptist Church gunman 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, revealed that the previously convicted Air Force airman was already well-known to authorities via his ‘bad conduct discharge’ from the military in 2012. The recent acknowledgement in Kelley’s case history, coupled with his unusually relaxed plea bargain deal, has only prompted more questions from those concerned about the most recent high-profile mass shooting in America.
According to officials, the Sutherland Springs shooting at the First Baptist Church may have been caused by a domestic dispute involving Kelley and his ex-mother-in-law Michelle Shields. However, it turns out that Shields was not present at church services on the morning of the mass shooting, although her mother was named as one of the victims.
A more precise motive in the deadly Sutherland Springs massacre has yet to be uncovered by authorities…
The Texas Church Shooter
While many in media have focused on the military’s inability to log Devin Patrick Kelley’s domestic violence court-martial case into a federal database, a police report from 2012 revealed that the gunman named in the First Baptist Church shooting had been previously caught attempting to sneak firearms onto a CIA linked military base in New Mexico where he was stationed. The El Paso police report concluded that after Kelley escaped the mental health facility believed to be Peak Behavioral Health Services Center in Santa Teresa, he sought to carry out death threats against his superiors at New Mexico’s Holloman Air Force base.
This post was published at 21st Century Wire on NOVEMBER 13, 2017.
We’re supposed to be better than that, and maybe we finally are…..
For the first time, a majority of Republicans are in favor of legalizing marijuana, according to a Gallup poll out Wednesday.
Fifty-one percent of Republicans tell Gallup that, yes, marijuana should be legal, up from 42 percent last year.
That support has led to a whopping two-thirds of Americans (64 percent) supporting pot legalization, the highest ever recorded by Gallup. Gallup has data on the question since 1969.
Marijuana was made illegal in the United States on the back of a campaign financed and promoted by the Hearst paper empire, which was deeply concerned about the ability of hemp to displace wood pulp for paper production. The Hearsts owned vast expanses of pulp wood forest along with newspapers and used the latter to protect the former by driving public opinion about marijuana — thereby effectively outlawing hemp.
Then there was the raw xenophobic and intentional lies spun in movies like Reefer Madness, which made the claim that Mexicans like to smoke weed (possibly true) but after doing so inevitably became raving animals who would uncontrollably******white women. It was therefore essential to prohibit marijuana, you see.
That is what actually happened folks. It was an intentional lie then and still is today.
This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2017-11-08.
From the AP:
He was committed to a mental health facility in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, but at some point escaped and was later found by police at a bus station in downtown El Paso in June 2012.
That makes two separate instances regarding the Texas Church Nutjob in which a government agency failed to comply with the law and as a direct result people are dead.
I remind you that involuntary commitment (which requires adjudication of mental incapacity under due process of law!) to a mental facility is also disqualifying for firearms purchases.
You cannot “escape” unless you were there involuntarily!
This is not a “mental health problem at the highest level” as Trump has said. Many people are mentally ill but it takes criminally gross negligence for multiple government agencies and parties to know about that, have both a legal requirement and duty to report same to the appropriate parties and willfully ignore said legal requirement and duty.
This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2017-11-07.
If there is one thing we know about President Trump, it is that he likes “winning,” and that means someone else is “losing.” If the following chart is anything to go by (and anything but ‘transitory’) then President Trump should be smiling…
While US manufacturing is rebounding back to cycle highs, Mexico’s manufacturing economy has collapsed into contraction to record lows as the natural disaster that hit Mexico led to a deterioration in the health of the manufacturing sector in October, with companies signalling lower output and new orders.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 1, 2017.
64,000 dead last year, roughly, from unintentional drug overdoses.
An over 100% increase in opiod deaths in the last few years, and several hundred percent among synthetic opiods such as fentanyl.
Most abuse deaths start with prescription drugs.
There are myriad overlapping issues involved here. The profit motive among drug companies and doctors figures into the problem. The utterly ridiculous amount of synthetic opiod that comes in from China (illegally) to Mexico and then the US is a major component as well. Congress passed a law a few years ago (by voice vote — unanimous consent!) that made cracking down on abusive prescription opiod shipments harder and, in some cases, impossible — lobbied for by, you guessed it, the drug industry.
Then there’s Afghanistan. Guess what one of their primary crops is? Why are we there again, exactly?
Opiods have their place in pain management, most-particularly in patients where nobody cares if addiction occurs. Hospice is the obvious (and utterly defensible) example. But I can tell you with absolute certainty that when those meds are “diverted”, even when it’s detected literally within hours and the person who did so couldn’t have ingested all of it yet (they’d be very dead), it is basically never investigated and prosecuted despite being a serious criminal offense.
I’m not guessing here folks — I know this as fact.
This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2017-10-27.
The future of burrito delivery has arrived in Australia. Google drones will soon be able to drop burritos into the yards of customers in the land down under.
The plan for Google affiliate Project Wing, which on Tuesday announced new tests of its drone delivery service with two Australian businesses, a Mexican taqueria chain, and a drugstore company, is to drop piping hot burritos into people’s yards. Last year, Wing launched a pilot program with the University of Virginia thanks to a Federal Aviation Authority-approved partnership with Chipotle.
According to The Verge, Wing’s drones will be delivering third-party products in Australia to individual homes. Australia is a more fertile testing ground for drone delivery technology because of its lax regulatory environment. For example, last year, Wing had to deliver to Virginia Tech students in a large open field. Strict FAA regulations, along with leadership changes, have also made it difficult for Wing to secure more partnerships in the US.
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on OCTOBER 17, 2017.
The original, populist, “grassroots” Trump, the one who won the elections before surrounding himself with various Goldman Sachs-derived advisors, made a solid comeback this past week: just consider the flurry of recent actions undertaken by the president.
When Trump ran for president last year, he frequently said that only he ‘alone’ could fix the nation’s problems. But once he took office, Trump attempted to follow the lead of Republicans on Capitol Hill, and he watched with dismay how little movement was made on priorities such as healthcare, immigration, and national security. And, after weeks of seeing his agenda imperiled by Republican divisions and infighting among his aides, Trump became a whirlwind of activity this week, reasserting his campaign priorities and trying to deliver wins for his fervent but frustrated base of supporters.
Indeed, Trump took steps to dramatically undercut the Obamacare health system, sent notice he was willing to scuttle the nuclear deal with Iran, moved to roll back coal-plant limits, and again demanded a wall along the Mexican border. In doing so, Trump reverting back to conflicts and fights that defined the core of his campaign, and which drifted as Trump became increasingly more institutionalized by the Washington swamp. Meanwhile, on Twitter Trump increasingly relished his feuds with the news media, senior Republicans in Congress, and National Football League players who have protested during the national anthem.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 14, 2017.
It did not take long for democrats to respond to Trump’s executive order halting key subsidies known as Cost-Sharing Reductions or CSRs to insurers.
On Friday, just hours after the executive order was signed, Democratic attorneys general from eighteen states as well as Washington D. C., sued President Trump’s administration to stop him from scrapping a critical component of Obamacare – insurer subsidies that allow millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders to negotiate a deal. The states include: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington state.
The suit follows the administration’s announced plans to end the payments next week; Trump said he would dismantle Obamacare ‘step by step.’ His latest action raised concerns about chaos in insurance markets. Frustrated by the failure of Republicans who control both houses of Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, Trump’s action took aim at a critical element of Obama’s signature 2010 law. ‘As far as the subsidies are concerned, I don’t want to make the insurance companies rich,’ Trump told reporters at the White House. ‘They’re making a fortune by getting that kind of money.’
On Saturday morning, Trump doubled down, tweeting that “Health Insurance stocks, which have gone through the roof during the ObamaCare years, plunged yesterday after I ended their Dems windfall!”
Health Insurance stocks, which have gone through the roof during the ObamaCare years, plunged yesterday after I ended their Dems windfall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2017
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 14, 2017.