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  • UPDATE-HR1388,soon to be known as S277,SENATE proceeds Vote TODAY on Cloture-Let's Blow the Whistle

    03/23/2009 3:13:22 AM PDT · by joygrace · 14 replies · 1,737+ views
    ..(snip)…Does this not raise suspicion? While we hear of the “outrage” of the people who brought us the bonus scandal, the same people are rushing to pass the GIVE Act (you give, they take): national service. Senator Reid asked that the Senate proceed to act on this bill and then immediately asked for a cloture motion. Cloture The cloture rule–Rule 22–is the only formal procedure that Senate rules provide for breaking a filibuster. A filibuster is an attempt to block or delay Senate action on a bill or other matter. Under cloture, the Senate may limit consideration of a pending...
  • House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps [OBAMA'S CIVILIAN BROWN SHIRTS???]

    03/19/2009 8:08:50 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 233 replies · 20,383+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Posted: March 19, 2009 | By Bob Unruh
    OBAMA WATCH CENTRAL House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps Also requires new evaluation of 'mandatory' service for all -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: March 19, 2009 4:58 pm Eastern By Bob Unruh © 2009 WorldNetDaily The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a plan to set up a new "volunteer corps" and consider whether "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people" should be developed.
  • H.R. 1388 GIVE ACT, Hidden Billions, to be Voted tomorrow

    03/17/2009 5:16:28 PM PDT · by joygrace · 33 replies · 3,474+ views
    Congressional Budget Office ^ | March 17, 2009 | Peter Fontaine, Ass. Dir.Budget Analysis
    “H.R. 1388 would amend and reauthorize programs established under the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA). Assuming appropriation of the estimated amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $481 million in 2010 and about $6 billion over the 2010-2014 period.Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or receipts. H.R. 1388 contains no intergovernmental mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.H.R. 1388 contains no private-sector mandates as defined in UMRA. ESTIMATED COST TO...
  • Cherokees eject slave descendants

    03/04/2007 5:53:01 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 126 replies · 2,988+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, March 4, 2007
    Descendancy stems from the 19th Century Dawes Commission lists Members of the Cherokee Nation of native Americans have voted to revoke tribal citizenship for descendants of black slaves the Cherokees once owned.A total of 76.6% voted to amend the tribal constitution to limit citizenship to "blood" tribe members. Supporters said only the Cherokees had the right to determine tribal members. Opponents said the amendment was racist and aimed at preventing those with African-American heritage from gaining tribal revenue and government funding. The Cherokee Nation has 250,000 to 270,000 members, second only to the Navajo. 'Right to vote' The list...
  • Cashing In on Slavery?

    03/27/2002 6:13:36 PM PST · by vannrox · 20 replies · 626+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, March 27, 2002 2:19 p.m. EST FR Post 3-27-02 | BY JAMES TARANTO
    <p>Plaintiff Deadria Farmer-Paellmann, "claiming to represent all of the United States' 35 million African-Americans," filed the country's first lawsuit seeking reparations for slavery, against Aetna Inc., CSX Corp. and FleetBoston Financial Corp., among others.</p> <p>Putting aside the obvious point that neither Farmer-Paellmann nor anyone else now alive has ever been enslaved in the U.S., it's hard to see how there could be any legal case against slavery as practiced in the pre-Civil War era. After all, slavery, evil though it was, was not only legal but specifically authorized by the Constitution until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865.</p>