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  • 69% Oppose In-State Tuition To Illegal Immigrants

    10/11/2011 7:08:35 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 22 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 10/11/2011 | Ed Carson
    While the battles over the budget underscore how polarized Americans have become, there is one issue that people across the political spectrum agree on: They oppose giving in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. Fully 69% of Americans in the latest IBD/TIPP poll say they don’t favor states giving in-state college tuition to illegal residents while charging higher fees for legal, out-of-state residents. Just 22% support such a policy.
  • Unions, students join Wall Street protesters

    10/05/2011 8:03:24 PM PDT · by quantim · 19 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Oct 5, 10:30 PM EDT | DEEPTI HAJELA and VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Unions lent their muscle to the long-running protest against Wall Street and economic inequality Wednesday, with their members joining thousands of protesters in a lower Manhattan march as smaller demonstrations flourished across the country. Protesters in suits and T-shirts with union slogans left work early to march with activists who have been camped out in Zuccotti Park for days. Some marchers brought along their children, hoisting them onto their shoulders as they walked down Broadway. "We're here to stop corporate greed," said Mike Pellegrino, an NYC Transit bus mechanic from Rye Brook. "They should pay their...
  • Debit Durbin

    09/30/2011 9:22:41 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 9-30-11 | John Berlau
    As I detailed here in February in "Dick Durbin Is Stealing Your Free Checking," thanks to price controls on debit card transactions from the Durbin Amendment of the 2010 Dodd-Frank "financial reform" law, free checking is going the way of the dodo bird. The Durbin price controls on interchange fees -- the so-called "swipe fees" that retailers pay to bank and credit unions that process debit card transactions, go into effect this Saturday, October 1, and are already showing more dire effects than originally predicted. Not only is free checking disappearing at a rapid pace -- a new survey...
  • Free beer for life for investing in Minneapolis brewpub

    09/28/2011 7:35:31 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 16 replies
    pioneer perss ^ | 9-28-11 | ap
    MINNEAPOLIS - A developer who wants to open a microbrew pub in Minneapolis has a unique business plan. For a $1,000 investment, neighbors can be part owner of the Smokehouse Brewpub and get free beer for life. Developer Jamie Robinson says free beer is among the equity options for the $800,000 restaurant and bar. The project needs $175,000 for a down payment and is targeting investors $1,000 at a time. Kelly Neisen has seized the opportunity. Neisen says as a homeowner she has a stake in seeing her neighborhood succeed. Minneapolis council member Gary Schiff says people crave something authentic,...
  • Three-record jukebox, three-ring circus

    09/27/2011 6:46:58 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 7 replies ^ | September 25, 2011 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Since the Affordable Health Care Act’s passage, the Obama administration has been a three-record jukebox: “Tax the Rich,” “Save the Unions” and “Green Economy.” The first two selections are broken records, stuck on “Pass this bill now.” The last is just stuck on stupid. Its main defect is the current administration’s methodology. The evidence is the Solyndra scandal.
  • Dialysis patients lose access to treatments

    09/01/2011 5:17:03 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | September 1, 2011 | Misty Williams
    Twenty-two former Grady Memorial Hospital patients, many of them uninsured illegal immigrants, had potential life-saving dialysis treatments discontinued Thursday after a contract between the hospital and a national dialysis provider expired.Most of the patients, because they are in the country illegally, don’t qualify for Medicare, which covers dialysis for most Americans with end-stage renal disease. Without regular dialysis, experts say, people suffering from the disease can die within weeks. The emergency room is now the immigrants’ only option, said Dorothy Leone-Glasser, president of the nonprofit Advocates for Responsible Care. “These patients are left in a very dangerous situation,” she said....
  • Double-dip fears across the West as confidence crumbles

    08/30/2011 1:55:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/30/2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The Western world is at mounting risk of double-dip recession after key measures of confidence collapsed in both the United States and Europe, with Germany suffering the steepest one-month fall since records began in the 1970s. The US Conference Board's index of consumer sentiment in August plunged to the lowest level since the depths of the slump in 2009, falling to 44.5 from 59.2 in July. Future expectations fell even harder. The drop was far steeper than expected and follows grim warnings over the weekend from Christine Lagarde, new chief of the International Monetary Fund, that the global crisis is...
  • Should the Federal Gov't Consider Internet Access a 'Civil Right?'

    08/15/2011 2:37:28 PM PDT · by magellan · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 15, 2011 | Billy Hallowell
    Is access to the Internet a "civil right?" Each individual's answer to this question is generally dependent upon a variety of factors — political affiliation, geographic location, economic status and the like. While one side of the debate claims that high speed broadband access is most certainly a right that everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status, should enjoy, others disagree. Really, the entire debate is focused upon the "haves" and "have nots" (i.e. the people fortunate enough to have access at home or in their local communities and those who do not have the ability, for a variety of reasons, to...
  • [Communist] China awash with counterfeit vintage wine

    08/09/2011 10:28:01 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies
    France 24 ^ | 8/10/2011
    Long known for its fake designer handbags and watches, China is now battling a flood of counterfeit vintage wine amid a growing zest for bottles from famed wineries as a sign of social standing. With average consumption just one litre per person per year, China may not have an age-old wine tradition, but it is catching up fast and is expected to become the world's sixth largest wine consumer by 2014. "A good wine shows that a person has a high social status," explains Wang Li, who is taking wine tasting lessons in Beijing. "A famous brand and a high...
  • Apple takes aim at copycat fake retail stores with new lawsuit

    08/05/2011 8:08:54 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | August 4, 2011 03:50 PM EST | By Neil Hughes
    After a number of fake Apple retail stores in China gained publicity online, Apple appears to have taken legal action, undoubtedly looking to shut down the counterfeit locations designed to look like its own operations. Apple has gone on the offensive against a number of defendants, including 50 John Does and unnamed businesses, in a new trademark infringement suit. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York remains under a court seal, so the specifics of the complaint are not known. However, one of the defendants in the case is "Apple Story Inc.," matching...
  • Forums › Hot Deals $9.95 Comcast internet if your child gets Free Lunches

    08/03/2011 9:31:34 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 79 replies · 1+ views
    To qualify for $9.95 a month Internet service and a low-cost computer, your household must meet all these criteria: Be located where Comcast offers Internet service Have at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment
  • Free cell phones for the needy drawing both cheers and jeers (included with Medicaid or food stamps)

    08/03/2011 4:20:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Pittsburgh Live ^ | 8/01/11 | Rachel Weaver
    Free cell phones for the needy drawing both cheers and jeersBy Rachel Weaver, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW Monday, August 1, 2011 Sharron Walters could not afford one more monthly bill. But without a phone, it would be difficult for Walters, who relies on a wheelchair, to secure rides to and from her daily errands. She also could not keep in touch with her son, who lives out of town. Three months ago, Walters, 48, of Swissvale started using Assurance Wireless, a program of Sprint subsidiary Virgin Mobile that provides free cell phones and 250 monthly minutes to people receiving government support such...
  • Free crack pipes to be made available in Vancouver, Canada

    08/02/2011 6:07:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 2+ views
    KING 5 News ^ | August 2, 2011
    Currently, mouth pieces are available for free, but not the pipes themselves. Officials hope it will reduce exposure to diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis. ... free heroin needles are also already available around Vancouver at safe injection sites. Free crack pipes are also available to addicts in Seattle
  • Health fair at Black Expo event offers free tests (Indiana - $1000 worth of stuff for everyone)

    07/15/2011 7:21:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Link only - Health fair at Black Expo event offers free tests
  • GM to offer free car insurance

    07/07/2011 11:50:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 7/7/11 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    NEW YORK--To spur sales, General Motors is offering a year's worth of car insurance along with any new GM car purchased in the states of Washington or Oregon. (Snip) The insurance -- part of a marketing test that will run through Sept. 6 -- includes both liability and physical damage coverage, GM said, and exceeds the minimum requirements in the two states. Oregon and Washington were chosen for the program because GM hasn't been gaining market share in those states as quickly as it would like, GM spokesman Tom Henderson said.
  • These Fake Chinese Microchips Were Made To Disarm U.S. Missiles(planted with Trojan horses)

    06/27/2011 9:08:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 71 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/27/11 | Robert Johnson
    These Fake Chinese Microchips Were Made To Disarm U.S. Missiles Robert Johnson | Jun. 27, 2011, 9:22 AM | 3,789 | 29 Last year, the U.S. Navy bought 59,000 microchips for use in everything from missiles to transponders that turned out to be counterfeits from China. Wired reports the chips weren't only low-quality fakes, they had been made with a "back-door" and could have been remotely shut down at any time. Apparently foreign chip makers are often better at making cheap microchips and U.S. defense contractors are loathe to pass up the better deal.
  • WWII Nazi War Criminal Milivoj Asner Dies Free in Austria

    06/20/2011 2:42:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/11 | Chana Yaar
    The once-powerful head of the Croatian police during World War II, Milivoj Asner, has died a free man in Austria at the age of 98. Asner appeared as the fourth person on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's 'Most Wanted' list, and appeared on Interpol's 'Most Wanted' list as well. Nevertheless, he managed to escape extradition from Austria to Croatia, where in 2005 he was indicted for crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Those included his active participation in the deportation of hundreds of Jews, Serbs and Roma (gypsies) to the Nazi death camps. The Austrian government allowed him to stay in...
  • Low fertility in Europe -- is there still reason to worry?

    06/17/2011 11:46:27 AM PDT · by decimon · 24 replies
    RAND Corporation ^ | June 17, 2011 | Unknown
    The post-war trend of falling birth rates has been reversed across Europe, according to a new study. However, despite an increasing emphasis on family and fertility policies in Europe, this recent development involves social, cultural and economic factors more than individual policy interventions. For some decades, couples have been having children later in life. But birth-rates among younger women have stabilised and the long-term trend towards lower fertility rates has been reversed. Politicians are still left to grapple with problems associated with an ageing population as Europeans live longer and birth rates remain below the level needed to dramatically change...
  • Chinese street vendors lash out against police tyranny

    06/16/2011 6:01:24 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies · 1+ views
    France 24 ^ | 6/16/2011
    In early June police abuse against a poor street vendor sparked a popular uprising…Sound familiar? The scenario is oddly reminiscent of that of the story of Mohammed Bouazizi, the young man whose death kick-started the Tunisian revolution. Only this time, the revolts took place in Southern China. Riots broke out on June 10 in Xintang, a town in the industry-rich Guangdong province. Street vendors there, often poor migrant workers who set up illegal stands, play cat and mouse with the local chengguan, a sort of municipal security force that assists police. On June 10, during a brutal chengguan crackdown...
  • Bernanke's Talk Kills Stock Rally (unexpectedly????)

    06/07/2011 4:22:02 PM PDT · by radioone · 10 replies
    NEW YORK—A gloomy economic assessment from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke erased an earlier stock rally, sending major indexes in the final minutes of Tuesday's session to their fifth consecutive drop.
  • W.Va. Offers Free Fishing This Weekend

    06/07/2011 12:40:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    No license is required. SOUTH CHARLESTON -- National Fishing and Boating Week runs from June 4 -12 and as part of it, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is offering its 21st annual Free Fishing Weekend. The weekend is June 11-12 and allows both state residents and out-of-state residents to fish in West Virginia without a license. “It is a great opportunity to remind people of the fun of fishing, especially with family and friends. If you already have a license, take someone fishing. It may be your children, spouse, or co-worker and introduce them to a lifetime of...
  • Anyone know why the gas prices jumped today?

    06/01/2011 5:05:12 PM PDT · by ducttape45 · 57 replies
    I went into town this morning and saw that gas prices were about $3.74 a gallon in central Indiana. I went out after work, about 4 after my first trip, and saw that the prices jumped to $4.17/9 a gallon. The prices rose over 40 cents a gallon! I'm trying to find out why this happened today. I apologize if there is another thread like this but I didn't find it. If there is, Moderator please close this thread and point me in the right direction. Thanks FR!
  • Editorial: U.S. Is Already In A Growth Recession

    06/01/2011 5:40:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 1, 2011 | Staff
    Economy: As the president works on his golf game, the economy is coming apart again. Housing is taking another leg down, job gains seem to be tailing off and a fiscal iceberg lies just ahead. Will someone sound the alarm? President Obama has busied himself with many things lately — angering longtime allies such as Israel, plunging us into an open-ended conflict in Libya without congressional approval, spending quality face-time with the British royals, golfing on Memorial Day. On Wednesday, he even found time to declare June "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Month." We know the president is busy, but...
  • Obama, Gas Prices & the Faculty Lounge [ Obama wanst US at EU $10.00 price ]

    04/28/2011 3:02:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies ^ | April 28 2011 | Hansen
    Are high gas prices a good thing? That is not as dumb a question as it sounds. Examine a few revealing past remarks from President Obama and the cabinet officials who are now in charge of the nation's energy use and oil leases on federal lands. Then decide whether the current soaring gas prices are supposed to be good or bad. In 2008, Sen. Ken Salazar (D., Colo.) - now secretary of the interior, in charge of the leasing of federal oil lands - refused to vote for any new offshore drilling. In a Senate exchange with minority leader Mitch...
  • Man Beheads Girlfriend in Front of Classmates at Indian University

    04/28/2011 1:13:52 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04/28/2011 | NewsCore
    RANCHI, India -- An engineering student was in police custody Thursday after allegedly slicing his girlfriend's head off with a ceremonial dagger in front of her classmates at an Indian university. Bijendra Kumar, 23, a diploma student at St. Xavier's College in Ranchi, in eastern India, allegedly beheaded his 18-year-old girlfriend, Khushbu, with a blade known as a "khukri" as she left the classroom with her friends. The Hindustan Times reported that Kumar was overpowered by students and security guards, beaten and then arrested by police after the attack Wednesday.
  • On teen sex, ‘practical’ goes awry

    04/20/2011 9:12:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 20, 2011 | Frank L. McNamara Jr.
    ONCE AGAIN we return to the long-running morality play featuring condoms vs. abstinence as rival antidotes for the twin specters of STDs and teen pregnancy. The grip of the bourgeoisie is vise-like; “practical” adult opinion in and out of government regards sex among the young strictly as a health issue. In that spirit, the Provincetown school board voted last June to offer free condoms to students of all ages without their parents’ consent. (Amid an outcry, the district reconsidered somewhat.) Earlier this month, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter launched a major condom-distribution campaign whose website offers to mail condoms to people...
  • As economy slows, jobs recovery continues

    04/11/2011 2:44:29 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 24 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 04/11/2011 | CNN Money
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) The economy may be losing steam, but that won't stop companies from hiring. Businesses have added more than a half-million jobs this year, the best three-month gain in private-sector employment in five years. And that momentum should continue. A year ago, a false start in business hiring came to a sudden end when the economy started to slow. But experts believe the nascent hiring boom has a better chance of weathering the economic headwinds this time around. "It looks like that expansion phase probably has some legs this time," said Madeline Schnapp, director of macroeconomic research for...
  • Gold, Oil Soar to Fresh Highs As Inflation Fears Mount

    04/06/2011 3:11:07 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/6/2011 | Unattributed
    Gold hit record highs a second straight day Wednesday and oil soared to fresh 2-1/2 year highs, sparking fears of inflation that could hurt some of the world's most dependable economies.
  • Free Enterprise vs. National Socialism

    03/27/2011 8:59:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Power Line ^ | 3/27/11 | John Hinderaker
    General Electric, along with General Motors, is the prototype of Big Business in the Age of Obama. GE bills itself as the world's largest industrial company; currently it ranks #4 in the Fortune 500, with revenues in 2010 of around $156 billion. All has not been well at GE, however. Since 2002, the company has laid off around 20 percent of its work force in the U.S., while expanding its overseas operations. And the company's financing arm, GE Capital, sustained massive losses and had to be bailed out by the federal government: General Electric, the world's largest industrial company
  • A Free Trip to Space? Travel Website Plans Out-of-this-World Giveaway

    03/22/2011 11:53:16 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 6 replies
    Space.Com via Fox News ^ | March 18, 2011
    A new travel website is offering one lucky person a chance for a free trip into space – well, the edge of space, anyway. The members-only travel site, called TripAlertz, has teamed up with the private rocket developer XCOR Aerospace of Mojave, Calif., to give away what the travel firm has dubbed a "Free Epic Journey into Space."
  • Free Speech Defeat: Fred Grandy Show Cancelled for Speaking About Islam

    03/02/2011 6:29:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 3/2/11 | pamela gellar
    More sharia (Islamic law): this is enforcement of blasphemy laws, do not insult Islam. How much more of our freedoms are we going to allow them to seize? James Lafferty wrote: WMAL management has caved to CAIR once again! Fred Grandy is off-the-air because he told the truth about jihadists working within America to destroy our government and subjugate all Americans to Islam. And Jan P wrote: Fred Grandy (ex-actor and ex-congressman) regularly informed his audience of the jihad, Sharia and the attacks on western civilization. His wife, “Mrs. Fred” appeared every Friday. Fred has had Carolyn Glick, Brigitte Gabriel,...
  • How about a little free speech at our universities

    02/14/2011 7:38:36 AM PST · by tysonbam · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Battalion ^ | 2/14/11 | Taylor Wolken
    The Student Senate and its Election Commission might think it is OK to arbitrarily infringe on candidates' freedom of speech by making rules against speaking to the press or student organizations and determining when candidates may campaign, but if I wanted my elections like that I would move to Venezuela. Election Commissioner Cameron Medlin sent out an e-mail discouraging potential candidates from speaking with The Battalion for fear of violating election rules. This issue stems from S.B. 63-53 in Article III Section 5 "Campaigning" with particular attention paid to the pre-campaigning portion "During the pre-campaign period, the candidate may only...
  • Cattle Fed Byproducts Of Ethanol Production Harbor Dangerous E. Coli Bacteria

    02/10/2011 2:43:13 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 32 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Dec. 12, 2007 | Staff Writer
    Byproducts of ethanol production are fed to animals and ultimate pose a health risk to people. The government ignores it. Producing and burning Ethanol releases A LOT of carbon dioxide. The government ignores it. Cattle Fed Byproducts Of Ethanol Production Harbor Dangerous E. Coli Bacteria“But recent research at Kansas State University has found that cattle fed distiller's grain have an increased prevalence of E. coli 0157 in their hindgut. This particular type of E. coli is present in healthy cattle but poses a health risk to humans, who can acquire it through undercooked meat, raw dairy products and produce...
  • If you could move to one state, which would you chose?

    01/31/2011 7:05:33 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 245 replies
    Me | 1/31/2011 | Me
    Ok, I am from NJ. Between the high taxes, strict gun laws and crazy liberals I am seriously thinking about moving... have been thinking this for quite some time. Right now I have three children and have to pay for private schooling for all three because the public school's agenda's here are disingenuous and horrible. I want to make sure I do not go from the frying pan into the fire. I have a few choices for job transfers to NC, TX and OH. I need to be in a good area as I have a Neurological disorder and need...
  • First Person: How We Cut the Cord and Now Enjoy (Almost) Free TV

    01/21/2011 7:34:53 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies
    yahoo finance ^ | 1-21-11 | ted sherman
    We cut the cord after our local cable provider, Time-Warner, raised our rates to over $90 a month for our cable television service alone. We have one HDTV and were subscribed to the basic cable service, with a digital box. We also subscribed to what they called their "Variety" tier, which included A & E, BBC America, Discovery Channel and the other basic cable channels. We did not get HBO or any premium channels and there were many other basic channels not even included in their Variety tier. In addition, we were charged $10 a month for the rental of...
  • There is NO JUDGMENT for believers!!

    01/10/2011 6:45:01 PM PST · by Benchim · 36 replies
    Antinonianism and Salvation ^ | 1/10/11 | Gart O'Toole
    I am stunned at the intentional misinterpretation of the Bible to keep you in the bondage of "works'. Christ died on the cross to ATONE for your sin if you believe in Him as the Son of God. You then stand imputed righteous !! There is nothing left to judge. THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION IN CHRIST JESUS. Romans 8:1. You are a joint heir with Christ himself . How could you be tried by Jesus? Look at the main scriptures used by professional Christians to make you do stuff.
  • Request a free copy of the Holy Bible

    12/28/2010 1:06:47 PM PST · by Colofornian · 48 replies · 6+ views
    The Holy Bible testifies of Jesus Christ and has influenced and sustained millions of His followers. It is a collection of sacred writings containing God’s revelations and accounts of His dealings with His children. Just fill out the form below and we will deliver a free copy of the Holy Bible (limit of one Bible per household). It’s a gift from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...
  • U.S. Must Give Convicts Lawyers To Fight Deportation

    12/28/2010 9:49:11 AM PST · by La Lydia · 45 replies · 4+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 28, 2010
    Shy of her first anniversary on the federal bench, an Obama-appointed judge known for promoting “racial tolerance” has ordered U.S. taxpayers to provide criminally convicted immigrants with “diminished mental capacities” lawyers to fight deportation. The ruling is believed to be the first ordering government-financed legal representation in an immigration case. Foreign nationals embroiled in deportation proceedings must pay for their own attorney, unlike criminal defendants who get court-appointed lawyers—financed by American taxpayers—as part of due process when they can’t afford it. In this case a southern California federal judge, Dolly Gee, ruled that two area immigrants who are “mentally disabled”...
  • Net neutrality rules a blow to free markets

    12/21/2010 11:19:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 2+ views
    reuters ^ | 12/21/10 | James Pethokoukis
    Milton Friedman had it right. Business is no friend of free markets. The Federal Communication Commission’s “net neutrality” ruling is more evidence of this. What the FCC should have done is called it a year, went on holiday and left the Internet alone. Instead, it found a solution in search of a problem. And that solution was more or less supplied by Verizon and Google last August. To a great extent, the new rules codify that blueprint, which — at least as those companies see things — acknowledged both the inevitability of some government rule-making and the need to better...
  • Call Gov. Christie, wish him a merry Christmas and ask him to free Brian Aitken.. (Be polite)

    12/16/2010 8:09:19 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 7 replies
    facebook ^ | today | Free Brian Aitken
    The Governor received 1,000s of calls yesterday....but was it enough? Let's make it a CALL TO ACTION Week! If you didn't have a chance, or want to keep making a difference, please pick up your phone and call Governor Christie at 609-292-6000. Wish him a Merry Christmas and ask him to please Free Brian Aitken!!!
  • More "free" lunches thanks to Michelle's bloated "security" bill

    12/14/2010 6:36:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies ^ | 12/14/10 | Laura Ingraham
    More than two-thirds of New York City's public school students will begin getting more nutritious free or low-cost school lunches under First Lady Michelle Obama's pet project to get kids to eat well and exercise. President Obama signed into law Sunday the $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which expands the free lunch program and requires that schools provide more nutritious lunches. "We've seen the connection between what kids eat and how well they perform in school," he said. Some 680,000 out of 1.1 million New York children participate in the school lunch program - a big chunk of the...
  • Ten Things You Need To Know About S.3827, The DREAM Act

    11/27/2010 1:51:49 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 14 replies
    CFIF ^ | 11-18-10 | Jeff Sessions
    1. The DREAM Act Is NOT Limited to Children, And It Will Be Funded On the Backs Of Hard Working, Law-Abiding Americans 2. The DREAM Act PROVIDES SAFE HARBOR FOR ANY ALIEN, Including Criminals, From Being Removed or Deported If They Simply Submit An Application 3. Certain Criminal Aliens Will Be Eligible For Amnesty Under The DREAM Act
  • Weaker Dollar Seen as Unlikely to Cure Joblessness

    11/16/2010 9:33:18 AM PST · by Hoodat · 57 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 16 Nov 2010 | MOTOKO RICH and JACK EWING
    A weakening currency traditionally helps a country raise its exports and create more jobs for its workers. But the declining value of the dollar may not help the United States increase economic growth as much as it might have in the past. Though a weakened dollar would help exports to some degree, business executives and economists said that because of the ways American multinational companies operated, it was uncertain whether it would cause much of an increase in hiring.The issue is crucial for President Obama, who made economic growth and job creation the main themes of his recent 10-day trip...
  • Forty-six 'dangerous' terrorists go free from jail

    11/07/2010 8:00:20 PM PST · by truthandlife · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/7/10 | James Kirkup
    The Daily Telegraph has learnt that concern over the release of a “significant” number of Islamic extremists has driven ministers to draw up rules for their supervision. Probation officers have been issued with a “menu” of restrictions that can be placed on terrorists freed on licence. The curbs are understood to include orders to have contact with only Government-approved imams, not to visit certain mosques, not to associate with anyone with a criminal record and not to use computers. According to Ministry of Justice figures, at least 20 convicted terrorists have been freed from jail this year after completing their...
  • Students protest slurs in N.C. State's Free Expression Tunnel

    11/04/2010 10:36:13 AM PDT · by MissTed · 21 replies
    Capital Broadcast System ^ | 11/4/10 | Staci Davis, Brian Shrader
    Students have vowed to protest or block North Carolina State University's Free Expression Tunnel until the university's chancellor gives guarantees that no hate speech will be allowed there. About 40 students painted the tunnel black overnight to protest racist and homophobic graffiti involving President Barack Obama painted there Sunday night. Slurs and the name "Obama" were painted over the picture of a black man. "It's not about the N-word. It's not about Obama. It's about racism, period,"

    10/16/2010 5:11:50 PM PDT · by FromLori · 91 replies · 2+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/10
    “We have enough wealth to continue to have a great university and get every kid into this school that can qualify. Now when I say every young man and young woman, I mean everyone – whether they are documented or not. If they went to school, they ought to be here." Video at site
  • Free Dehydrated Food (is this for real?)

    09/25/2010 9:38:42 PM PDT · by ranair34 · 17 replies
    Someone sent me this link and said that you can get free dehydrated food there. I checked it out, but I am always a bit skeptical about stuff like this. Anyone ever seen of this? The link is here: Thanks for your input.
  • St. Paul schools expands takeout breakfast program

    09/07/2010 2:43:27 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 16 replies
    wkbt ^ | 8-30-10 | ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - When St. Paul students return to school Sept. 7, they'll find another dozen schools offering the district's unusual breakfast-to-go program. It's called Breakfast 2 Go, or B2G, a national nutrition program that distributes takeout breakfasts that students can eat in classrooms. The St. Paul district is 1 of the first in the state to offer it. In addition to B2G, the school has earned accolades for its ethnically diverse menu and emphasis on serving locally grown foods. The 12 new schools offering free breakfast...
  • New Trier Daycare Center Raises Eyebrows (Illinois) Some Critics Say Perk For Teachers Is Excessive

    09/04/2010 1:15:21 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    CBS2 Chicago ^ | Sep 3, 2010 | Jay Levine
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  • One In Six Americans Now Receives Government Aid

    08/30/2010 9:00:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/30/2010 | Vincent Fernando, CFA
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