Automation and migration
month, the AVP, informed its readers that Rep. Katie Hill and a congressional committee traveled to Central America to study the problem of migration. Chief among the reasons given for migration were 1. Malnutrition, 2. Violence and climate change.
Although I found the article informative, I thought he fact-finding committed omitted a major piece of the immigration puzzle.
The role of automation in the future workplace. Think about it. How many times have we heard, we need immigrants to do jobs, Americans won’t?
Well, turns out something will. Robots. Yes, I said robots. For instance, what happens when Central America migrants to American and there’s no jobs to be had due to automation? It’s a real conundrum, isn’t it?
Anyway, I found a few articles written for the Associated Press that I think represent a conflicting point of view on the topic of immigration.
One article titled Robots and humans fight over jobs, stated that currently, 36 million Americans are at risk of losing their jobs to automation. Chief among the reasons: 1. Robots don’t take vacations, 2. Robots don’t ask for a raise and 3. Robots don’t need a healthcare plan. In short, robots are cheap.
Another journalist put it this way: If American workers are displaced due to automation, what’s the sense of importing millions more? I realize that doesn’t sound PC to a lot of readers but millions of displaced workers automated out of a job, roaming the lower 48, like the Joad family, doesn’t sound kosher either.
So just like previous administrations in Washington, I’m going to take a mulligan on this topic and let you decide. Does automation in the workplace change your attitude on the border debate?
Newspapers go with everything
81 years, my entire life, I have never drunk a cup of coffee. Newspapers go with everything! Thank you for the Antelope Valley Press. Irma Carroll Lindsay Rosamond
No one uses them
interested to know how bicycles fall into the same category as a car, truck and motorhome.
My car weighs 4,500 lbs. My truck 8,500 lbs. and my motorhome is 12,000 lbs. All have motors. My bicycle tops out at 24 lbs.
How much damage do you think my bike does to the roadways compared to my motor vehicles? Are you going to put a fee on skateboards, rollerblades, etc.?
As for our bike lanes, I know of no bicyclist that advocates them. If you want to see true bike paths then take a 30-minute trip to Valencia. Biff Baker Antelope Acres
Shut them down
is it that DCFS is absolved of any responsibility for Noah or any of the rest really?
They are just as responsible yet they seemingly never have to pay the consequences for anything.
My personal opinion which probably doesn’t mean anything but they should also be responsible for one of my previous social workers death as well since it’s because of them that his death occurred.
He was an amazing human being then went above and beyond anybody that I’ve ever seen or worked with before, sadly due to things surrounding baby Gabriel’s case his life was cut extremely short.
Once again you don’t have to believe me my older children are just as willing to speak out now as I am. They crippled our family and refused to take any responsibility for anything.
I hope one day all this matters to somebody and they never have the opportunity to do this to anybody else. Somebody needs to shut them down. Cristina Elgin
Nice going, Parris
I was driving north on 25th Street West between Avenues J-8 and J, I was overwhelmed at the amount of bicycle traffic using the new double bike lanes. There was one bicycle and they were riding on the sidewalk!
And this is repeated frequently on Lancaster Blvd.
Mr. Mayor Parris, what a waste of money you have inflicted on the residents of this city and the horrible traffic jams you have created on Lancaster Blvd. I’ll bet you haven’t driven on these streets lately, unless you were chauffeured. Nice going. Patrick Wick
Google did it
I just came across some very interesting research that has been conducted for several years and the results were recently (mid 2015) published with no fanfare.
Wikipedia has a fairly complete condensed rundown on the subject for which search results are expanding rapidly on the internet.
SEME, an acronym for the search engine manipulation effect is the change in consumer preferences from manipulations of search results by search engine providers.
SEME is one of the largest behavioral effects ever discovered. Researchers estimated that Google could help Hillary Clinton win the nomination and could deliver between 2.6 and 10.4 million general election votes to Clinton via SEME. Since Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by the widest margin of any losing candidate in US presidential elections history, carrying nearly 2.9 million votes more than Presidentelect Donald Trump, it’s probable that without Google’s interference, using SEME, she would not have won the popular vote either.
And the Democrats think that a paltry sum Russia spent on some TV ads contributed to her loss. What a joke!
Without Google’s shenanigans, Trump won in a landslide. Tip for all you Democrats affected with TDS, he’s going to win again.
If the politicians truly want to assure fair elections, they might want to spend time and effort on controlling Google, rather than concentrating on Russia.
But wait, that would not be good for Democrats — let’s forget the whole thing. Back to Russian interference.
is my expectation that President Trump is going to do all of us a big favor and decide sometime in early-to-mid 2020 not to run for re-election.
When that happens, I hope that the Republicans will nominate someone of good character such as Nikki Haley or Carly Fiorina.
Personally, I don’t know what I find to be more despicable about the guy — the way that he makes fun of and insults people’s physical appearance, or the way that he views women as sex objects. Stewart B. Epstein Rochester, New York P.S. By way of background, I am a retired college professor of Sociology, Social Work, and Psychology who still very much enjoys being able to inform, teach, and educate others when I believe that I have something to offer. That’s why I write these letters.
I taught at West Virginia University and Slippery Rock University.
They want our guns and burgers
state Senator Bob Hertzberg sponsored a bill that says that the California Posse Comitatus Act of1872 was a law employed to help catch runaway slaves.
The law made it a misdemeanor not to help a police officer who requests assistance. He must’ve went to school in California and he missed the day they taught about the emancipation proclamation you know the day that Lincoln freed the slaves in 1863.
According to Politifact July 2014 there were 352 Bill’s on Harry Reid’s desk that he didn’t want to be voted on 55 of which were written by Democrats.
So the NRA has spent $396,000 so far this year. Liberal hero George Soros has spent $8,620,000 buying liberal politicians so far this year. Why doesn’t the mainstream media whine about big money buying influence in government?
According to the democratic debate tonight they are going to give you free healthcare free college free money then they are going to take away your guns your cars your hamburgers.
Nobody goes to jail for a nonviolent crime.
He who knows all sees all and walks on water promised to lower my medical premiums by $2,500 per year did manage to make it go up by $3,000.
Was it offensive?
noose is good noose, but is it offensive? The four teachers involved with the noose incident at Summerwind Elementary were found to be merely enjoying an end-of-year joke. No racial discrimination intended.
This isn’t good enough for the civil rights activists. What, they didn’t get enough attention over this already? Didn’t the “offended” get enough money from this fabricated offense? So they want to continue the investigation until the result is exactly to their liking.
How many times do you think those teachers spent their own money for every child in their class, in their school? Do you think they were paid overtime when preparing materials for every child in their class over the weekends? My guess, if it ever came to it, they would protect every child possible in their school against any danger that’s presented.
No one becomes a teacher so that they can discriminate and spread racial hate. Teachers are motivated by the love they have for every child, it’s obvious in their daily work.
It’s because of this bond of love and caring that these teachers can joke about the hardships of the profession. The joke was meant to encourage perseverance in a tough situation.
Yes, the job is difficult. Teachers not only instruct, they compensate for parental shortcomings. So while those activists are spending their time being “offended,” there’s a teacher somewhere filling in for them in their absence.
Theresa Rankin A teacher since 1985
Learn from ‘Roots’
Valley Press reports a while back educators have no knowledge how to teach slavery to the students and now Saturday September 7, 2019, five educators had no knowledge of the historical significance of the noose.
Let me suggest a little something to help. An American author, Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (August 11, 1921 - February 10, 1992) and the author of the 1976 book “Roots.”
The saga of an American family. ABC adapted the book as a television miniseries of the same name and aired it in 77 to a record breaking audience of 130 million viewers.
If the book Roots doesn’t have anything to help teachers learn about the significance of the noose or teach there students about slavery, nothing will.
God bless America. Fred Flores
Solving two problems
of Palmdale spends $1 million on dogs and cats but less on the homeless.
Give the homeless persons a dog or cat to take care of. Then pay them with the million dollars. That solves two problems. Money well spent.
Then the homeless can spend the money on rent, shopping, etc., to get their life back on track. Vincent Christini
It’s the alcohol
an opinion piece dated 9/12/19, “Palmdale, Lancaster: Miles away but worlds apart”, the author asks the public to answer the question: “What can
be done to reduce crime in the Antelope Valley?
For the past 7 years, the Los Angeles County Public Health Department has recommended that cities with high crime rates consider reducing the number of alcohol outlets in areas that have alcohol outlet saturation.
In a press release dated April 21, 2012, “Greater Alcohol Availability Associated with Increase in Violent Crime, Car Crashes, and DrinkingRelated Deaths,” The LAC-PHD describes the findings of a report that examines relationship between alcohol outlet density by community and alcohol-related harm. The press release quotes the Report which states that “Excessive alcohol consumption, which includes binge drinking and heavy drinking, not only has devastating personal effects, but also takes a tremendous toll on families and communities,” said Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health and Health Officer.
Dr. Fielding goes on to state that “Increased alcohol availability contributes to abuse, leads to serious medical illnesses and impaired mental health.” Key findings from the report titled, “Reducing AlcoholRelated Harm in Los Angeles County” states that “Communities with a high density of restaurants, bars and stores selling alcohol were much more likely to have increased rates of violent crime” and “Communities with high density of outlets where alcohol beverages are sold for consumption elsewhere (off-sale liquor and convenience stores) were five times more likely to have increased rates of alcohol related deaths”.
Pueblo y Salud does not believe that reducing alcohol outlet density is the only action needed or that this action alone will fix the problem of crime completely, but it firmly believes that it will reduce crime and help make our communities safer. Xavier Flores Program director Pueblo y Salud Palmdale