Hey Vlad, How to Spy/Influence America

Tovarich Putin,

I understand that you wanted to influence public policy in the US. I think you had the right idea. The issue is one of degree. First, you did not send in enough of them. If you send 10 agents over to live in the US illegally, they get arrested and held without bail. If you send over 12 million, the US President offers them amnesty.

Second, your agents integrated into society. It would have been far better if they lived in their own ghettoes, didn’t learn English, and demanded equal rights.

I hope this is helpful, Vlad. If you correct those two little items, I’m sure an unlikely alliance of ‘business interests’ and the Democratic Party will fall over themselves to assure your agents assume their rightful position in America. If you find this helpful, if any more look like “Anna Chapman”, you can send her to me.


Children Born By Foreigners as a Percentage of Total Children Born, By State

I charted some data I found on MPI. The data shows the percentage of children who are born by at least 1 parent who is a foreigner by state, out of the total number of children born. Legal immigrants, naturalized citizens, visa holders, foreign students, refugees and illegals are all counted. I find it incredible that 49.6% of the children in California are from families where at least 1 parent is a foreigner. Not all of these foreigners are illegal aliens, or Hispanic. Children who are foreign-born themselves are included in the data, but not broken out separately. They run about 3-6% of all kids in states with large percentages of kids born to foreigners.

Charting this data was slightly difficult. Micro$oft used to have the ability to map geographic data as an add-in for Microsoft Excel. That option is no longer available with newer versions of Excel. Microsoft does offer a free test drive of Map Point which is what I used. The eval version is neat in that it runs on a Citrix server, but is pretty brain-dead, to encourage you to pay $299 for the full package. I suppose you could do this in Google Earth or another open-source GIS program, but this was fairly simple. I found a chart with demographic by state, exported the chart to Excel 2007 running at the runaware site, and then manually keypunched the data into the spreadsheet, and used that to create the chart. There is no way to save the data from the remote session onto your comptuer or email it to yourself. I ended up doing control-print screen and finishing the data in Photoshop. I couldn’t find anything open source that was 1) easy to use 2) provided decent output. If you’re looking for Hawaii and Alaska, they aren’t shown, but are 29 and 10.4 percent, respectively.

Children of Foreigners in US States as a Percentage of all Children 0-17 Years