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  • The Minuteman Project and "Operation Sovereignty"

    09/06/2006 10:14:15 AM PDT · by madfly · 25 replies · 832+ views ^ | Sept. 6, 2006 | Jim Gilchrist and Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D
    Welcome to the Minuteman Project The Minuteman Project and "Operation Sovereignty" by Jim Gilchrist, Founder of The Minuteman Project and Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.From all over the nation, volunteers of The Minutemen Project are loading up their lawn chairs and binoculars, preparing to head to Laredo, Texas to join us on the border for Operation Sovereignty. From 9/11 until the November Election Day, The Minutemen Project plans to bring to national attention the threat to our national sovereignty that this massive invasion of illegal immigrants represents. As co-authors of Minutemen: the Battle to Secure America's Borders, we have sought to...
  • The North American Union "matrix"

    06/16/2006 10:26:30 AM PDT · by madfly · 40 replies · 1,401+ views
    eco-logic Powerhouse ^ | June 15, 2006 | Steven Yates
    Back in 2004, I published The Real Matrix, in seven parts (read them here). I had little idea how the process outlined there would accelerate in 2005 and 2006. Indeed, even those still "plugged in" ought to be wondering why the U.S. Senate just gave thumbs-up (62 yeas vs. 26 nays) to an immigration bill that most of the public does not want, and that would clearly be destructive of this country's long-term best interests – educationally, culturally, and economically. Those of us out here in the Desert of the Real are aware that the Senate just took us one...
  • Ft. Huachuca to lose 371 jobs in base realignment

    08/31/2005 2:33:22 PM PDT · by madfly · 8 replies · 401+ views
    KVOA Tucson ^ | Aug. 27, 2005 | Elizabeth Vall
    Aug 26, 2005, 3:16 PM The Department of Defense took its final vote on Ft. Huachuca. It will not be one of 33 major bases closed, but it will be one of the 29 bases realigned.That means a loss of 371 jobs.The DOD is moving the communications security division from Ft. Huachuca to a base in Maryland, taking those 300-plus jobs with it.It's a tough move for families, but experts say it will have little impact on the base, considering the 12,000 other positions at Ft. Huachuca remain intact. Sierra Vista's city manger also projects little trickle-down economic impact.Mary Jacobs, Sierra Vista Assistant City Manager says, "What...
  • A TOTAL LOSS (former St. Bernard's parish official)

    08/31/2005 1:37:03 PM PDT · by madfly · 7 replies · 1,837+ views
    GOPUSA.COM ^ | Aug. 30, 2005 | Mike Bayham
    Editor's Note: An additional article by Mike Bayham, Katrina's Wrath, can be found here. For 90% of the day I have been furiously calling anyone in New Orleans-St. Bernard for information, without much success. By midnight New Orleans time, the cell phone transmitters in the area were mostly operational (with the exception of Verizon) and I was finally able to reach a member of the sheriff's office for an update. What he said sent chills down my back. Almost all of St. Bernard was destroyed by the hurricane. The crevasse in the levee system led to the flooding as did...
  • Environmental group loses suit filed by cattleman (Ctr. for Biological Diversity)

    08/20/2005 10:22:32 AM PDT · by madfly · 36 replies · 1,159+ views ^ | Aug. 19, 2005 | Jim Carlton
    ARIVACA, Ariz. -- Jim Chilton is one of hundreds of ranchers targeted by environmental groups for allegedly allowing cattle to despoil the West's backcountry. Now Mr. Chilton is showing ranchers how to turn the tables on the green groups by using their own playbook. The Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson is known for its lawsuits against ranching practices -- and for its methods of posting photos on the Internet that it says depict land destruction. So when the Center came after Mr. Chilton, he struck back with a defamation suit in Arizona Superior Court in Tucson last year....
  • Illegal Aliens with Hazmat CDLs Arrested

    06/29/2005 7:01:30 PM PDT · by madfly · 44 replies · 944+ views ^ | Jun. 27, 2005 | Fleet Owner
    Dept. of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement (ICE) officials reported arresting an illegal alien who was driving gasoline trucks for Exxon in Maryland, as well as six illegal aliens in Illinois who had also been issued state commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) with hazardous materials endorsements. The gasoline truck driver, a Pakistan national identified as Mansoor Hassan, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Baltimore on six counts of making false statements about his citizenship to work for different gas companies. (?date) In 1996, Hasaan had been ordered by an Immigration Judge to voluntarily leave the U.S....
  • Teamsters Mobilize Against CAFTA in Fight to Protect U.S. Jobs: Official Statement of Teamsters

    06/26/2005 3:28:41 PM PDT · by madfly · 43 replies · 1,304+ views
    Yahoo Press Release ^ | Jun. 23, 2005 | James R. Hoffa
    WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa: The clock started ticking today on thousands of jobs in the United States with the introduction of the Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA. Congress has only 90 days to reject this job-killing trade proposal. I call on my 1.4 million brothers and sisters in the Teamsters Union, along with working families across the United States and around the world, to mobilize against CAFTA and for job protections and basic international labor standards. The time constraints imposed by the fast track...
  • Senate panel wants stricter nonprofit laws (Nature Conservancy)

    06/09/2005 4:38:55 PM PDT · by madfly · 29 replies · 596+ views ^ | June 7, 2005 | MARY DALRYMPLE, AP TAX WRITER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - After two years dissecting The Nature Conservancy, the Senate Finance Committee reported Tuesday that large charities may need stricter laws to prevent insider deals, regulate moneymaking ventures and open more activities to public scrutiny. Committee Chairman Charles Grassley said the panel's report, to be examined in a Wednesday hearing, shows The Nature Conservancy engaged in aggressive planning to maximize tax advantages. It acted no differently than many large corporations, and such planning is probably widespread among large charities, Grassley said. "Current law has not kept up with the sophistication and complexity of many of today's charities," the...
  • A Sound Immigration Proposal

    05/23/2005 11:23:27 AM PDT · by madfly · 22 replies · 1,135+ views
    Voices Magazine ^ | May 20, 2005 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Finally, someone in government has offered a rational proposal to help solve the nation's chronic illegal immigration problem. Interestingly, the idea has been before us for years.Robert Bonner, Customs and Border Protection commissioner, suggested to members of the House Government Reform Committee last week the Border Patrol begin to train and utilize scores of civilian volunteers, as a cost-saving force multiplier aimed at boosting the pairs of eyes along our porous southwestern border."We need more Border Patrol agents, there's no question about that," Bonner said. But in recognition of the cold, hard fiscal facts, he also knows he's not...
  • The jobs that who won't do?

    05/22/2005 9:43:30 PM PDT · by madfly · 42 replies · 1,510+ views ^ | May 22, 2005 | Ruben Navarrette Jr. - (Wash. Post Writers Grp)
    <p>About 10 years ago, I had a nightly radio show in Los Angeles with an African-American co-host. The hot issue of the day was -- surprise -- illegal immigration.</p> <p>One night, we were arguing about whether immigrants take jobs away from African-Americans. I insisted that they didn't and that there were a lot of jobs that blacks wouldn't take. My co-host challenged me to name one. OK, I said, bearing in mind the historical context: "How about picking cotton?"</p>
  • Mexico's Fox Defends Comments on Radio

    05/22/2005 6:27:53 PM PDT · by madfly · 133 replies · 2,282+ views ^ | May 22, 2005 | MORGAN LEE, Associated Press Writer
    President Vicente Fox on Sunday defended his commitment to minorities and human rights on a U.S. radio program, in his first public response to his controversial comment that Mexicans take the U.S. jobs that "not even" blacks want. U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson pressed the Mexican president for an apology for the remark that has strained already tense relations between U.S. blacks and Hispanics, during an interview on a Chicago gospel station. "I very much regret the misinterpretation," said Fox, touting laws created under his administration that outlaw discrimination and protect minorities. Fox met with Jackson behind closed...
  • New Bush anti-terror chief to visit Arizona border (Chertoff)

    04/30/2005 5:04:01 PM PDT · by madfly · 41 replies · 800+ views
    The Business Journal ^ | Apr. 29, 2005 | Mike Sunnucks
    New federal Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will be in Arizona on Thursday touring the Mexican border and meeting with top state officials. Chertoff, who took over as homeland security czar for Tom Ridge earlier this year, will be in Douglas to tour border areas and talk about security. Chertoff will meet with Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano and Republican U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl during his Arizona visit. Border security and illegal immigration continues to be a major concern for the state. Arizona is a prime crossing point for illegal immigrants entering the U.S. Those migrants often...
  • THE CLEAR ACT OF 2005 AND THE MINUTEMEN -- NORWOOD (House of Representatives - April 28, 2005)

    04/29/2005 11:41:40 AM PDT · by madfly · 34 replies · 1,196+ views
    Congressional Record April 28th 2005 ^ | Apr. 28, 2005 | Cong. Charles Norwood (R-GA)
    THE CLEAR ACT OF 2005 AND THE MINUTEMEN -- (House of Representatives - April 28, 2005) [Page: H2721] ---    The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Norwood) is recognized for 5 minutes.    Mr. NORWOOD. Madam Speaker, this month the Minuteman Project has accomplished with just a few hundred citizen volunteers what the Federal Government has been unable to do and actually told us was impossible to do, and that is stopping illegal immigrants crossing our borders.    In the process of focusing the Nation's attention on the insecurity of our borders,...
  • Comments from Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus on Minutemen

    04/29/2005 8:19:30 AM PDT · by madfly · 19 replies · 698+ views
    Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus ^ | Apr. 27, 2005 | Carlos Espinosa
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – From today’s Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus (CIRC) meeting with the Minutemen: “I would like to thank the Minutemen on behalf of the millions of Americans who can’t be here with you today.  You have the courage to say to the government of the United States, ‘Do your duty! Protect our borders! Protect our communities! Protect our families! Protect our jobs!’  You are good citizens who ask only that our laws be enforced. When did that become such a radical idea?” said Congressman Tom Tancredo (CO-06), Chairman of Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus. “Our outdated immigration laws are no longer enough...
  • Activist campaigns and terrorism concerns give illegal-immigration issue fresh urgency

    04/21/2005 12:20:51 PM PDT · by madfly · 13 replies · 649+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Apr. 21, 2005 | Jim Puzzanghera (Wash. Bureau)
    WASHINGTON - On a November night in 1989, San Diego County resident Muriel Watson drove her white Buick to the Mexican border and joined 22 other motorists in shining their headlights into the darkness as a highly visible statement against illegal immigration.Although her initiative, known as ``Light up the Border,'' grew dramatically over the next year, the participants were mostly local. Concern about illegal immigration back then was largely limited to California, where nearly half of all undocumented Latinos made their homes.``I made many lobbying trips into Washington and talked to many congressmen from many states . . . and...
  • Border Patrol, Minutemen Have Double Standard on Immigration (Dem Press Release)

    04/21/2005 11:17:56 AM PDT · by madfly · 133 replies · 2,599+ views ^ | Apr. 20, 2005 | Kyrsten Sinema
    PHOENIX, AZ (April 20, 2005) - Apparently the U.S. Border Patrol believes that national TV and radio stars don't have to play by the same rules as others. Mr. Sean Hannity, a well-paid commentator for Fox News, climbed over a barbed wire fence separating the United States from Mexico yesterday at about 3:15 p.m. A few minutes later he climbed back over the fence, breaking federal law by reentering the U.S. illegally. Mr. Hannity's border violations were videotaped by ACLU Legal Observers. The Border Patrol was contacted, but they chose not to arrest or cite Mr. Hannity for his willful...

    03/19/2005 3:55:33 PM PST · by madfly · 32 replies · 912+ views ^ | Mar. 16, 2005 | William LaJeunesse
    PHOENIX — This is part two of a five-part series looking at how illegal immigration affects U.S. border security, the criminal, health care and education systems, as well as the economy. Watch the series this week on FOX News Channel.Many police officials in states along the U.S.-Mexican border say they are fed up with the number of illegal aliens populating American prisons, many of them incarcerated for violent crimes such as murder, rape and robbery.Almost one in six inmates in Arizona, for example, is a Mexican citizen."It is a phenomenon that law enforcement recognizes as a major problem," said one undercover detective,...
  • Stop The Nature Conservancy?s Midnight Sweetheart Deal!

    03/12/2005 8:04:54 AM PST · by madfly · 15 replies · 1,150+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | Mar. 10, 2005 | American Land Rights Association
    Two years ago the Washington Post ran a series that exposed of The Nature Conservancy's fast and loose manipulation of the U.S tax Code. These articles along with grassroots contacts from folks like you resulted in the Senate Finance Committee conducting an investigation of the Nature Conservancy's practices. It appears The Nature Conservancy has hired high priced Washington lobbyists who are conducting private negotiations with the Senate Finance Committee. In exchange for some modest changes of the tax law, the investigation will end. Then things will largely remain business as unusual for The Nature Conservancy to continue its battle against...
  • More Visas for Foreign Engineers

    03/10/2005 1:15:36 PM PST · by madfly · 73 replies · 1,326+ views
    Consulting Specifying Engineering Magazine ^ | Mar. 8, 2005 | Consulting-Specifying Engineer
    A massive omnibus spending bill passed by Congress in December and signed by President Bush raises the annual cap on H1-B visas, according to a report in the January issue of the National Society of Professional Engineer’s Engineering Times. Congress added the provision at the last minute, says the report, and legislators approved the bill. NSPE had gone on record as being opposed to raising the visa cap. The agreement increases the number of H1-B visas for foreign workers in specialty occupations, such as engineering, from 65,000 to 85,000 per year. Theadditional 20,000 H1-B visas would be available only...
  • Businesses Will Be Scrambling For Help In Absence Of H-2B Visas

    03/10/2005 12:51:55 PM PST · by madfly · 125 replies · 1,810+ views ^ | Mar. 10, 2005 | by William F. Galvin
      Finishing lunch at Kuyaba, a restaurant on the beach in Negril, Jamaica, 2,000 miles away from the reality of work, freezing temperatures and a fresh snowfall, a waiter extended a pen to sign the bill.    Reality crept in: the insignia on the pen advertised The Chatham Wayside Inn, Main Street. Wondering if the pen was left from the previous day’s dinner, the question of its origin is posed to the waiter.            “No mon, that’s my pen,” responded Hopeton Lee.            For the past two summer seasons Lee has worked the bar and restaurant at the centerpiece Main Street inn,...