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  • Splitting the Difference on Illegal Immigration (They can stay, but they can't become citizens.)

    02/24/2013 8:22:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 53 replies
    National Affairs ^ | Winter 2013 | PETER SKERRY
    In the controversy over illegal immigration that has roiled our politics for decades, the image of "living in the shadows" has been invoked by all sides. For immigrant advocates, "the shadows" are where the undocumented are harassed by overzealous law-enforcement officers and exploited by unscrupulous landlords and employers. For many other Americans, "living in the shadows" conjures vaguely sinister intruders using public services to which they are not entitled and preying on law-abiding Americans through illicit activities and crime. Yet regardless of one's views on the issue, this imagery is profoundly misleading. It helps to perpetuate the myths and exaggerations...
  • States set sights on Colorado firearms business; gun-control bills scorned (Magpul)

    02/24/2013 8:21:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 22, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — In one sign of the price states may pay for restricting gun rights, more than a dozen states are jostling to land a Colorado firearms company that has vowed to leave the state if the governor signs into law tough gun-control legislation. Elected officials from Alabama, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia have written letters to Magpul Industries inviting the company to make their states its relocation destination. Meanwhile, individuals from at least 10 states have launched social media campaigns on Facebook to lure the Erie, Colo.-based company. “We are a state whose people are committed to Second...
  • ‘Israel’s strike on Syria last month killed top Iranian general’

    02/24/2013 8:11:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/24/13 | Gabe Fisher
    Hassan Shateri, the Iranian general whose killing was reported last week, was actually slain last month in an alleged IAF airstrike that was said to have targeted a weapons convoy heading from Syria to the Lebanese group Hezbollah, Britain’s Sunday Times reported. Iran was quick last week to blame “mercenaries and supporters” of Israel for Shateri’s death, although it made no indication that he had been killed in the January airstrike. Tehran “will take revenge on Israel for the killing of a Quds Force general in Syria,” said Ali Shirazi, liaison for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the Revolutionary...
  • Rove Effort to Destroy Tea Party May be Doomed

    02/24/2013 8:07:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    ExpertClick ^ | February 11, 2013 | William S. Bike
    The history of the Republican Party shows that the effort of Karl Rove and his Conservative Victory Project and Crossroads political groups to neutralize the Tea Party wing of the GOP likely is doomed, said political pundit William S. Bike. Bike is the author of the book Winning Political Campaigns: A Comprehensive Guide to Electoral Success. "Whereas the Democratic Party seems to evolve its positions over time, the Republican Party has frequently throughout history been taken over by insurgent groups like the Tea Party, with rearguard actions by the ruling elite attempting to hold on to power usually failing," Bike...
  • Lord Ashcroft drops support for the Tories over David Cameron’s gay marriage “obsession”

    02/24/2013 7:51:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 18:19 EST, 24 February 2013 | Gerri Peev
    The Tories’ biggest donor has stopped funding the party after privately questioning whether the Prime Minister is still a proper Conservative. Lord Ashcroft, who has given the Tories £10 million ($15 million), has withdrawn support after becoming dismayed with David Cameron’s obsession with “fringe issues” such as gay marriage. The Tory peer also told friends he has given enough money and is not hopeful of the party winning a majority in 2015. … In another blow to Cameron, his local Chipping Norton party chairman, Cicely Maunder, quit her post and tore up her party membership over his promotion of gay...
  • The case of the phantom ballots: an electoral whodunit

    02/24/2013 7:43:18 PM PST · by thecodont · 11 replies
    The Miami Herald via The Drudge Report / www.miamiherald.com ^ | Posted on Sat, Feb. 23, 2013 | By Patricia Mazzei
    The first phantom absentee ballot request hit the Miami-Dade elections website at 9:11 p.m. Saturday, July 7. The next one came at 9:14. Then 9:17. 9:22. 9:24. 9:25. Within 2½ weeks, 2,552 online requests arrived from voters who had not applied for absentee ballots. They streamed in much too quickly for real people to be filling them out. They originated from only a handful of Internet Protocol addresses. And they were not random. It had all the appearances of a political dirty trick, a high-tech effort by an unknown hacker to sway three key Aug. 14 primary elections, a Miami...
  • Carnival Triumph Review From an Actual Passenger "Not a Nightmare".

    02/24/2013 7:40:22 PM PST · by willk · 85 replies
    Cruise Critic ^ | TXRegulator
    I had a GREAT time on my first cruise!! And yes...I was on the Triumph!! It was NOT THAT BAD!! It was akin to camping in one's own backyard as a kid. The crew was great, we were well treated, food was plentiful, water was restored quickly and the toilet issue was a minor inconvenience. To expound a little on the camping analogy......Imagine camping in the backyard as a kid, the septic tank has a little bit of an issue on the other side of the yard, and mom hasn't been to the store in a couple of days. You...
  • Financial Question

    02/24/2013 7:36:13 PM PST · by ducttape45 · 42 replies
    2/24/2013 | Myself
    I am hoping that someone on FR can help me with a financial issue. Let me state first out that this is not a request for assistance. I don't want to run afoul of any posting rules or guidelines. This is a request to find out if anyone knows of a resource that I can avail myself to in order to help me. Also, I know how some of what I will share will sound. I know that there could be some personally embarrassing information to follow. I make no excuses for the situation I find myself in, but I...
  • FORMER LAWYERS? [Barak & Michelle]

    02/24/2013 7:19:55 PM PST · by DBCJR · 28 replies
    I knew they had both lost their law license, but I didn't know why until I read this. This is 100% legit. I check it out at https://www.iardc.org/ Stands for Illinois Attorney Registration And Disciplinary Committee. It's the official arm of lawyer discipline in Illinois ; and they are very strict. (Talk about irony.) Even I, at the advanced age of almost 65, maintain (at the cost of approximately $600/year) my law license that I worked so hard and long to earn. Big surprise. Former Constitutional Law Lecturer and U.S. President Makes Up Constitutional Quotes During State Of The Union...
  • Qatar hands the Syrian embassy in Doha to opposition

    02/24/2013 7:19:23 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 13 February 2013 | AFP
    Qatar has handed the Syrian embassy building in Doha to the National Coalition, Syria’s main opposition group, a statement said on Wednesday. “Qatar has decided to hand over the Syrian embassy building in Doha to Mr Nizar al-Haraki after his appointment as ambassador to Doha for the National Coalition,” the Coalition statement said. “Qatar has acted faster than the Friends of Syria coalition," the opposition statement said, in reference to a string of Western and Arab states, along with Turkey, which support the revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “The flag of the revolution will be raised above the building,”...
  • Moshiach (Messiah...in Hebrew) 101

    02/24/2013 7:19:06 PM PST · by Phinneous · 13 replies
    Chabad.ord ^ | 2/24/13 | Various and Sundry Rabbis
    Let's learn about Moshiach! A compilation site about the Messiah in Jewish teachings.
  • ACORN-Affiliated BluePrint NC Puts a Hit On State’s Republican Leadership

    02/24/2013 7:13:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 23, 2013 | MATT VESPA
    The war of ideas is alive and well. In North Carolina, it’s taken a vicious turn,with progressives targeting the state’s Republican leadership and Governor Pat McCrory, who was elected in 2012. Spearheading this effort is a 501 (c)(3) group known as BluePrint NC, which, according to their website: is a partnership of public policy, advocacy, and grassroots organizing nonprofits dedicated to achieving a better, fairer, healthier North Carolina through the development of an integrated communications and civic engagement strategy. Ultimately, Blueprint aims to influence state policy in NC so that residents of the state benefit from more progressive policies such...
  • NM:More than 300 guns sold at sheriff buy back event(and private sales!)

    02/24/2013 6:54:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    kob.com ^ | 23 February, 2012 | Maria Guerrero
    Gun owners got another opportunity to turn over their firearms to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday. In exchange owners got a gift card worth up to $200. Private gun buyers were also on hand at the buy-back and so was a local woman who opposed what they’re legally allowed to do on the sidelines. People returned 326 guns, including two assault weapons, and BCSO handed out $41,000 in gift cards in exchange. Before BCSO collects and destroys a room full of various firearms, owners are presented with another option outside. Deputies kept a group of private buyers across...
  • A land of militias, Libya struggles to build a military

    02/24/2013 6:44:56 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 10 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 24, 2013 | Maggie Fick
    Tripoli, Libya In the seventeen months since Muammar Qaddafi was killed, Libya has made building an army a top national priority. But progress toward achieving this goal has been slow at best, with an official admitting that he does not even know how many soldiers are currently in the army. Public statements by senior Libyan leaders suggest that there is little disagreement over the notion that the country desperately needs a functioning military to ensure a peaceful transition – and a clean break from the Qaddafi legacy of a weak army dwarfed by powerful brigades loyal to the autocrat’s sons....
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    02/24/2013 6:40:37 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 16 replies
    2-24-13 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 103:17 The Lovingkindness of the Lord Endureth Forever and Ever upon them that Fear Him, And His Righteousness upon Children's Children.
  • Worker exploits lax DOE Twitter policy to send threats [CO]

    02/24/2013 6:23:38 PM PST · by averagemo · 3 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | February 11, 2013 | Tori Richards
    GOLDEN, Colo. — The Department of Energy allows its employees to use government phones and computers to access personal social media accounts while on the job, setting the stage for a staffer who threatened murder against Watchdog’s Colorado office while at work.
  • THANK JOE MCCARTHY, DON'T DEMONIZE HIM

    02/24/2013 6:13:38 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 11 replies
    WND ^ | February 21, 2013 | Diana West
    The truth is quite different. Six weeks earlier, Welch himself was quoted in the New York Times, confirming that Fisher had belonged to the communist front and that, as a result, Welch himself had “relieved (Fisher) from duty.” Welch’s hearing-room histrionics, in other words, were a lot of hot air. But they worked. To this day, the truth remains lost to most people, while this thinnest fiction is immortal...
  • LIVE: At the Oscars

    02/24/2013 6:10:07 PM PST · by SomeCallMeTim · 477 replies
    Self
    OK... I LOOKED, SEARCHED.... didn't find anything from Dotty. But, seriously... tonight's the OSCARS! Where's our Live Thread??
  • NEVER FORGET: JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT!

    02/24/2013 6:08:12 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 8 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | February 24, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    “Senator Cruz’s substantive point was absolutely correct: in the mid-1990s, the Harvard Law School faculty included numerous self-described proponents of ‘critical legal studies’ — a school of thought explicitly derived from Marxism – and they far outnumbered Republicans.”
  • Will new fed guidelines force companies to hire more employees with criminal pasts?

    02/24/2013 6:02:21 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 56 replies
    Employers could be pressured to hire more workers with a criminal background under recent guidelines issued by the federal government. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s guidelines warn businesses about rejecting minority applicants who have committed a crime and recommend they eliminate policies that “exclude people from employment based on a criminal record.” The EEOC says civil rights laws already prohibit different treatment for job applicants who are of a different ethnic background but have identical criminal histories. The update was issued out of concern that employers might disproportionally exclude minorities from getting hired because more African Americans and Hispanics are...