Feds: Immigration Top US Crime, One-Third of all Sentencings:
Immigration crime, virtually all involving illegal male, Hispanicimmigrants, was the top offense in federal courts last year, according to the United States Sentencing Commission. In its just-released annual report, the commission said that immigration crimes accounted for 34.4% of all sentencing cases, up from 30% last year. Nearly tied with drug crimes in fiscal 2017, crimes involving immigration expanded the gap in fiscal 2018, said the commission.
Overall, the courts saw 69,425 cases and most involved Hispanics and illegal immigrants. “In fiscal year 2018, 54.3 percent of all offenders were Hispanic, 21.2 percent were white, 20.6 percent were black, and 3.8 percent were of another race. Non-U.S. citizens accounted for 42.7 percent of all federal offenders,” said the federal commission.
“Immigration cases accounted for the largest single group of offenses in fiscal year 2018, comprising 34.4% of all reported cases. Cases involving drugs, firearms, and fraud were the next most common types of offenses after immigration cases. Together these four types of offenses accounted for 82.9 percent of all cases reported to the commission in fiscal year 2018,” said the 2018 Annual Report and Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics.
The immigration crime numbers from fiscal 2018:
• There were 23,883 cases, 34.4% of all sentencings.
• Of those, 22,782, or 96.3%, involved Hispanics.
• Most, were male, 22,106, 92.7%.
• Just 866, or 3.6%, involved those under 21 years old.
• 21,835, or 91.5% were noncitizens.
• 94.7% of the immigration cases led to prison sentences.
*Want to Make Money? Work for the Government:
Which class of full-time, year-round American workers has the highest median earnings? Is it the class that works for private-sector employers? Is it the class that works for the government? Or is it the entrepreneurial class, who are self-employed? According to the Census Bureau’s Personal Income Table 07 (PINC-07), the competition isn’t close. When it comes to making money in the modern United States of America, government workers win. Among Americans who actually earn income by working, they are the upper class.
In 2017, according to PINC-07, there were 115,704,000 Americans who worked full-time (at least 35 hours per week) and year-round (at least 50 weeks in the year). The table divides these workers into three general classes: “private wage and salary workers,” “government wage and salary workers” and “self-employed workers.” Of the full-time year-round workers, 88,296,000 were private-sector employees; 17,617,000 were government employees; and 9,750,000 were self-employed. (Another 42,000 were classified as “unpaid family workers.”) The overall median earnings for all of these full-time year-round workers in 2017 were $48,500.
Workers in private industry, however, made less than the overall median. Their median earnings were $46,797. The self-employed did a little better than the national rate. Their median earnings were $50,383. But government workers did the best. Their median earnings were $53,435.
*Capitalism Improved Lives in Africa:
“Africa is growing” economically “thanks to the free market,” notes Marian Tupy at Human Progress. “Since the new millennium’s start, Africa’s average per capita income rose by more than 50 percent.” In the 1970s, the economy virtually collapsed in many African countries because they pursued socialism. A classic example is Zambia. By contrast, one African country, Botswana, strongly pursued capitalist economic policies. As a result, it achieved prosperity in an “economic miracle” that converted it from one of the poorest countries on Earth, into one of the wealthiest countries in Africa.
Later, socialist policies were rolled back in much of Africa, and economic growth returned. The result has been an improvement in the lives of ordinary people. As Tupy notes: “Infant mortality declined from 80 deaths per 1,000 live births to 49 deaths over the same time period … famines have disappeared outside of warzones. Primary, secondary and tertiary school enrollments have never been higher.”
As “a McKinsey study found in 2010,” much of Africa’s growth since 2000 “was driven by economic reforms” that reduced government control of the economy. Prior to these reforms, African governments “imposed central control over their economies,” resulting in “inflationary monetary policies, price, wage and exchange rate controls, marketing boards that kept the prices of agricultural products artificially low and impoverished African farmers, and state-owned enterprises and monopolies.”
*Why the Average American Hasn’t Made a New Friend in 5 Years:
Forty-five percent of adults say they find it difficult to make new friends, according to new research. A new study into the social dynamics of 2,000 Americans revealed that the average American hasn’t made a new friend in five years. In fact, it seems for many that popularity hits its peak at age 23, and for 36 percent, it peaks even before age 21. The study, conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Evite, uncovered that one of the reasons 42 percent of adults struggle to make friends is due to introversion or shyness.
And the challenge is not just in breaking out of their shell but also breaking into new social situations and circles. The majority of respondents cite friendship-making barriers that include aversion to the bar scene where most people choose to socialize, or the feeling that everyone’s friendship groups have already formed. Other notable reasons Americans can’t seem to make new friends as an adult include commitments to family (29 percent), not having any hobbies that allow them to meet new people (28 percent) and moving to a new city (21 percent).
Though adults find the struggle to be very real when it comes to making new friends, they are open to suggestions for expanding their social circle. In fact, 45 percent of those studied reveal they would go out of their way to make new friends if they knew how or had more opportunities.
*Boycott Backfire: New Rankings Show Chick-Fil-A Is Thriving:
Despite endless efforts to boycott Chick-fil-A from the Left,Yahoo Finance reporter Myles Udland announced Wednesday that the fast-food eatery has become the third-largest restaurant chain in the nation and has tripled its sales over the last ten years. Food service consultancy Technomic Inc. provided the new rankings showcasing Chick-fil-A’s steady boost in popularity, according to The Wall Street Journal. In 2018, the eatery hit $10.2 billion in sales and has just about doubled its number of locations since 2007.
“Each year since 2015, Chick-fil-A has been the top-rated fast-food restaurant on the American Customer Satisfaction Index, which considers factors such as staff courtesy and restaurant cleanliness,” reported the Journal, adding: “Among limited-service U.S. restaurants that mainly serve chicken, Chick-fil-A’s market share rose to 33% last year from 18% in 2009, while the market share of Yum Brands Inc.’s KFC chain fell to 15% from 29% in that time, according to data tracker Euromonitor.” “We’ve been pretty consistent in how, over multiple decades, we’re going to take it slow and steady,” said Chick-fil-A senior director Mark Moraitakis. “It’s paid off for us.”
*‘Sanctuary City’ Oakland, Near-Broke, Will Use Gas Tax Money to
Keep Lights On:
The City of Oakland is in such dire financial straits that it is planning to use $2.9 million from state gas tax revenues to keep the city’s lights on, rather than using the money to fix pothole-riddled roads, for which the funding was intended.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that the city is facing severe financial shortfalls, despite a booming economy that has seen wealthier households relocate from San Francisco across the bay to gentrifying neighborhoods. The problem is that the city’s costs are rising faster than its growing revenues, thanks partly to pension obligations — an increasingly common challenge for large, Democrat-run cities that made ambitious promises to public sector unions.
As Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf — famous for tipping off illegal aliens to an impending federal law enforcement sweep, in an effort to defend her “sanctuary city” — noted in her recent budget statement to the city council last week: Though cranes are rising across the skyline and Oakland’s revenues are growing at a steady rate due to the strong real estate market, the City’s expenses continue to rise faster than revenues. Personnel-related expenses, particularly the cost of medical benefits and pensions – as well as insurance, utilities, and fuel costs – are growing at 2-3 times the rate of inflation and revenue growth.
*Plastic Surgeon Reveals how to get a Waist like Kim Kardashian:
Kim Kardashian showed off a wildly curvaceous figure at the Met Gala, which had fans buzzing over how she achieved an unreal hourglass figure. Some wild theories suggested she had ribs removed to create a whittled waist. (Kardashian’s trainer has insisted the look was mostly thanks to good old-fashioned exercise.) But plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg told Page Six that this sort of look can also be achieved through breast augmentation, liposuction and fat transfer, as well as wearing a corset.
“You suck out the fat, you purify it and you inject it into the butt or hip,” he explained. The cost for the combo can be up to $20,000.
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Kathyann Powell, CEO of Saving Jane, Proudly Partners with Celebrity Ambassador Christina Fulton for “Saving Face” Campaign
Kathyann Powell the CEO of Saving Jane, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to assisting human trafficking survivors and preventing new victims has proudly partnered with celebrity ambassador, actress Christina Fulton, CEO of Christina Fulton by Immortal Beauty Inc., a groundbreaking scientific skincare line developed by Christina and Japaneseskin master, CEO Iki Sakakura of Love Renaissance. Christina’s skincare collection has world-class masterminds behind the research and testing, such as Bio Chemist Tri Vu, PhD from Caltech University to Japanese scientist, along with award winning plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon Perlman MD.
In September of 2019, Christina will launch her first Pop Up in Beverly Hills. Christina will lead the way with Saving Jane foundation and her skincare line Christina Fulton by Immortal Beauty Inc. on a campaign and movement called “Saving Face.” Saving Face is focused on raising survivors’ self-esteem, transforming negative patterns, and restoring dignity by helping victims put their best face forward. Fulton and her company will bring world-class masterminds to help rewire the brain and trauma through meditation, fitness and wellness.
Funds raised by the campaign will be used to build Survivor Sanctuaries around the country. Saving Jane’s CEO Kathyann Powell says, “Saving Jane is proud to partner with Christina Fulton as our Ambassador in our upcoming Saving Face campaign with our mission to empower human trafficking survivors.”
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