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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 Bankrate.com 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
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 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
    7/13/11
    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
    WSJ ^ | 6-7-11 | STEVEN RUSSOLILLO And BRENDAN CONWAY
    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.