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Zero Sum Game

Immigration for its own sake is idiotic. It should be closely tied to labour requirements and nothing else. 

Migration has brought ‘zero’ economic benefit

Ten years of record immigration to Britain has produced virtually no economic benefits for the country, a parliamentary inquiry has found.

A House of Lords committee, which is due to report next Tuesday, will call into question Government claims that foreign workers add £6 billion each year to the wealth of the nation.

Our overall conclusion is that the economic benefits of net immigration to the resident population are small and close to zero in the long run

The findings of the Lords economics committee threaten to demolish the key argument made by ministers to justify the highest levels of immigration in the country’s history.

The inquiry by the committee, which includes two former chancellors and several former Cabinet ministers, is the first to try to balance the costs and benefits of large-scale immigration. – Telegraph

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Deja Vu All Over Again

Nice paintings. I used to see shit like that too, but I can’t paint….

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Chinese press ordered to fan hatred of Tibetan ‘clique’

Throughout the crisis in Tibet, images of Tibetan rioters attacking ethnic Han Chinese have been shown over and over on Chinese television.

Chinese officials have ordered the Chinese press to “incite patriotism and hatred of the Dalai Lama clique” among the Chinese people.

American Communists seem to be in lockstep with the Chinese.

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Keep ‘em Stupid

Interesting that these two stories should come on the same day.

Children need ‘life skills’ not dates say teachers

Children should not be taught to remember key historical dates such as the Battle of Hastings but should instead learn “life skills”, teachers have claimed.

Children think Winston Churchill walked on moon

He’s one of history’s greatest political leaders. But more than 30 per cent of primary school children in Britain think World War II leader Winston Churchill was the first man to walk on the moon.

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Best to cut them off from food aid for a bit. The regime should be left to collapse on its own and when they are ready we can go in and clean up the mess. Too bad for the people there though, but they will be better off in the long run to get rid of this bunch of crazy bastards. Once again the script plays out although American Communists seem to be ignoring the famine. Communism’s legacy, 100 million dead and counting. Sounds like a warped McDonalds ad.

The Beginning of the End: Food Shortages Reach Pyongyang

The regime has contained and survived mass-casualty famine and dissent in the countryside before.  A severe downturn in Pyongyang, however, is a game-changer.  If the regime can’t even feed its elite, it’s going to have to take some chairs away from the banquet table.  That means commissars and apparatchiks will shiv each other for the remaining chairs as though their lives depend on it.  A rumored phase-out of the “military first” policy introduces a whole new pool of potential coup plotters. This could be the beginning of the end.  If the report is true – and if China doesn’t execute an Olympic-sized airlift to reverse those conditions fast – there’s a 70% chance of regime collapse within the next year.

One Free Korea Via GWP

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When Moqtada al-Sadr extended his cease-fire in Iraq last month, many wondered what he had in mind. Did he intend to bide his time, purge his movement of dissenters, or simply withdraw from public life to study Islam in Iran? Almost two weeks ago, Sadr himself provided an answer. He failed:

Captain Ed

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