Sunday, January 20, 2019

Gilets Jaunes Update

How Many Illegals Are in the US?

Researchers at the Yale School of Management have estimated the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States to be nearly twice as large as the number widely accepted and extrapolated from the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey.

The study, conducted by Yale professors Jonathan Feinstein and Edward Kaplan as well as MIT lecturer Mohammad Fazel-Zarandi, used demographic modeling data to produce a range of 16.2 million to 29.5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., with an average estimate of 22.1 million. The study was published on Sept. 21 in the journal PLOS One.

This number — 22.1 million — stands in contrast to the widely accepted estimate of 11.3 million, a number frequently referenced by politicians in recent elections.
Yale University

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Socialism Arrives on Maryland Voter Ballots

from the WaPo
The Maryland Board of Elections has certified the socialist Bread and Roses party after its founder — who sought the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat last year — submitted the required 10,000 signatures.

The party, created by philosopher and progressive activist Jerome Segal, can now be on the ballot in 2020. Segal was among several challengers to U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin in the Democratic primary. After his defeat, he unsuccessfully fought in court to have his name on the general-election ballot as a Bread and Roses candidate in November.

A judge ruled that placing Segal’s name on the ballot would violate the “sore loser” statute of state law, which prohibits a candidate “who is defeated for the nomination for a public office” from appearing “on the ballot at the next succeeding general election as a candidate for any office.”

The ruling was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

“It’s been a long haul,” Segal said Thursday.

Segal, the author of a book titled “Graceful Simplicity,” said he is interested in creating “an economy of choice” that allows all citizens to spend more time with their families and less time working.

He submitted 10,194 valid signatures, according to a letter sent to him Thursday by the Board of Elections.

Segal supports free college education and government-guaranteed employment for all citizens, as well as accessible start-up entre­pre­neur­ship training.

He said that based on polling he has conducted, he is confident Maryland residents are ready for alternatives to the two-party system.

Segal, who majored in philosophy and finance in college, told The Washington Post last year that he sold his stock in Apple to finance more than $250,000 in newspaper advertisements calling him “Maryland’s Bernie Sanders.”

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Donald Meets with Tweedle-Nancy and Tweedle-Mitch to Discuss Humpty Dumpty's Wall

Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Agreed to have a battle;
For Tweedledum said Tweedledee
Had spoiled his nice new rattle.
Just then flew down a monstrous crow*,
As black as a tar-barrel;
Which frightened both the heroes so,
They quite forgot their quarrel
-Lewis Carroll, "Alice in (DC) Wonderland"

*monstrous crow... aka - "Trump tariff threat"

Testing the Democratic Argument, "Walls are Ineffective!"

...the truth