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  • Kolkhorst: Abbott supports repeal, ‘toughening’ of Texas DREAM Act

    12/15/2014 1:03:52 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Patrick Svitek
    State Sen.-elect Lois Kolkhorst, laying out her priorities since winning a promotion to the upper chamber, said Wednesday she anticipates a “big revamp or repeal” of the Texas law allowing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants — a move that has the blessing of Gov.-elect Greg Abbott. (SNIP) While Patrick has vowed to repeal the DREAM Act, Abbott’s position has been less straightforward. During his second gubernatorial debate with Democratic opponent Wendy Davis, he said he would not veto a repeal of the law if it came to his desk. His campaign has previously expressed a need to reform the measure...
  • Romney's Position on Obama's Unilateral Amnesty Pronouncement, Should Be

    06/17/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT · by dps.inspect · 19 replies
    6/17/2012 | Me Again
    Romney should not enter into this argument on Obama's terms, i.e., argue against amnesty or the dream act, but only to say, "the President has no authority to make this kind of unilateral decision... instead, this is something American society, through our elected officials, must hammer out". He needs to focus his argument on the idea, that for Obama, words have no meaning. He should show Obama's words from last year where the President said he had to follow the law and that he was powerless to make the kinds of changes he just made this last week. Then extend...
  • Let's Have a Car Wash and a Bake Sale to Pay Down the U.S. Debt

    06/28/2011 9:31:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/28/11 | Patrick Dorinson
    On June 15th, President Obama sent an e-mail out to supporters informing them about a raffle offering a “casual dinner” with the commander in chief. The money raised from the raffle will go to his re-election campaign. (snip)“We rely on everyday Americans giving whatever they can afford -- and I want to spend time with a few of you. So if you make a donation today, you'll be automatically entered for a chance to be one of the four supporters to sit down with me for dinner.
  • Dogs Have Bigger Brains Than Cats Because They Are More Sociable, Research Finds

    11/28/2010 4:58:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 108 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11/28/10 | Staff
    Over millions of years dogs have developed bigger brains than cats because highly social species of mammals need more brain power than solitary animals, according to a study by Oxford University. For the first time researchers have attempted to chart the evolutionary history of the brain across different groups of mammals over 60 million years. They have discovered that there are huge variations in how the brains of different groups of mammals have evolved over that time.
  • Health co-ops have checkered history

    08/18/2009 10:25:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 379+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/18/09 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has signaled that it might accept health care cooperatives instead of a government-run health insurance program to compete with private insurers. Interest groups disagree on whether such co-ops would have enough negotiating clout to help consumers without threatening private insurance companies. Here, in question and answer form, is a look at the issue based on interviews with several authorities, including the chief proponent of health co-ops, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D. Q: How would a health care co-op work?
  • America -- what have you done

    02/07/2009 9:06:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies · 2,192+ views
    The Spectator ^ | 2/7/09 | Melanie Phillips
    President Obama has had, by general consent, a torrid First Fortnight. To put it another way, it has taken precisely two weeks for the illusion that brought him to power to be exposed for the nonsense that it so obviously was. The transformational candidate who was going to sweep away pork-barrel politics, lobbyists and corruption has been up to his neck in sleaze, as eviscerated here by Charles Krauthammer. Despite the fact that he came to power promising to ‘ban all earmarks’, his ‘stimulus’ bill represents billions of dollars of special-interest tax breaks, giveaways and protections -- which have nothing...
  • Coalition, Iraqi Troops Have ‘Momentum,’ Official Says

    11/19/2007 3:48:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 82+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2007 – Terrorist-committed violence in Iraq has plummeted since the start of the surge of forces, a senior U.S. officer reported yesterday from Baghdad. “Terrorist attacks are at their lowest level since January 2006,” Navy Rear Adm. Gregory J. Smith, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman, told reporters at a Baghdad news conference. The overall number of attacks in Iraq is 55 percent lower than the period before the surge took hold in June, Smith said. Civilian fatalities across Iraq are down by about 60 percent during the same period, Smith said. And civilian deaths in Baghdad...
  • You Have Two Cows

    10/23/2006 8:12:27 PM PDT · by onyx eyes · 19 replies · 1,056+ views
    Subject: Politic World Explained with Cows DEMOCRAT You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. Barbra Streisand sings for you. REPUBLICAN You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So? SOCIALIST You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow. COMMUNIST You have two cows. The government seizes both and provides you with milk. You wait in line for hours to get it. It is expensive and sour. CAPITALISM, AMERICAN STYLE You have two cows. You sell...
  • City Of London To Have Bird Flu Drill

    09/14/2006 6:27:33 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 229+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 9-14-2006
    City of London to have bird flu drill LONDON (Reuters) - The City of London financial services sector will next month test out how it would cope with a bird flu pandemic in an exercise run by finance industry regulators. The Bank of England, the Financial Services Authority and the Treasury will organise the bird flu simulation event, which will run from October 13 to November 24. More than 60 organisations from the financial services industry have been asked to take part. These three bodies cooperate on business continuity planning for incidents that could cause major disruptions to the City...
  • Cows also 'Have Regional Accents'

    08/24/2006 4:58:08 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 1,215+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-23-2006
    Cows also 'have regional accents' Cows moo with a regional twang Cow moo recordings(Click on site to hear) Cows have regional accents like humans, language specialists have suggested. They decided to examine the issue after dairy farmers noticed their cows had slightly different moos, depending on which herd they came from. John Wells, Professor of Phonetics at the University of London, said regional twangs had been seen before in birds. The farmers in Somerset who noticed the phenomenon said it may have been the result of the close bond between them and their animals. Farmer Lloyd Green, from Glastonbury, said:...
  • Pace: 'You still have America's support'

    08/16/2006 4:06:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 190+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Mary Mott
    CAMP LIBERTY — Troops serving at this large logistics base near Baghdad International Airport were provided a rare opportunity Saturday to meet and talk with Gen. Peter Pace, the sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Pace answered questions from Soldiers of Multi-National Division – Baghdad and the 4th Infantry Division. “We came a long way to do one very special thing, and that is to say thank you to you for what you are doing over here. We are so proud of what you do,” said Pace to the room of about 50 service members. “Sometimes, when you...

    07/03/2006 9:55:11 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 793+ views ^ | 7 3 06 | MARK MILLER
    INNSBRUCK, Austria -- It's been suspected for centuries, but a team of world-renowned scientists has finally confirmed it: Lawyers and leeches have identical genetic makeup. Dr. Andreas Volkenweiler of Austria's famed Innsbruck Institute of Genetic Research confirms that, "While studying the DNA sequences of many genes that control body patterns in various occupations, our research team observed that each lawyer gene contains a stretch of 180 nucleotides -- or structural components of DNA -- which exactly match the structure of those found in leeches. "Once we made that basic match, other similarities between the two species were fairly easy to...
  • Symbol, service have connection

    06/14/2006 6:47:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 304+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Soldiers are guardians of two special flags — the American and the Army banners. More than two centuries ago today, the Continental Congress adopted two resolutions on June 14, one in 1775 and the other two years later. The first established an Army. The second gave them a flag to fight under. For Spc. Richard Edminson, a member of the fort’s honor guard, the Army flag represents the need for a service to ensure democracy is protected. “It represents our freedom,” the soldier said. From the top of the flag, campaign streamers honoring battles from the Revolutionary...
  • Soldiers Have ‘Luck’ On Their Side

    06/13/2006 4:20:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 439+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Doug Pfeffer
    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class “Lucky” sniffs for weapons and explosives while manning a traffic control point at the Sadr al Yusufiyah water treatment facility May 14, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Doug Pfeffer Soldiers Have ‘Luck’ On Their Side Sgt. 1st Class Lucky is a two-year-old white lab that specializes in locating weapons caches by scent. By U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Doug Pfeffer2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment CAMP STRIKER, Iraq, June 13, 2006 — While deployed to Iraq, soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, have gained assistance in the searching of...
  • Afghan sergeant major goes where none have gone before

    06/06/2006 3:59:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 322+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. Ken Hall
    FORT BLISS, Texas (Army News Service, June 5, 2006) – The first-ever Afghan soldier to attend the Sergeants Major Academy has graduated as a member of SMA Class 56, at Fort Bliss, Texas, May 19. Sgt. Maj. Roshan Safi was selected to attend the U.S. SMA on recommendations from his commanders and U.S. Army mentors in Afghanistan because of his consistent leadership potential as a career-soldier, which began with the post-Taliban controlled Afghan military. “We have officer and enlisted training in Afghanistan,” says Safi. “But in the future we want to establish more non commissioned officer enlisted and officer schools.”...
  • The West Can't Let Iran Have The Bomb (UK)

    04/11/2006 4:24:02 PM PDT · by blam · 53 replies · 944+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-11-2006 | Con Coughlin
    The West can't let Iran have the bomb By Con Coughlin (Filed: 11/04/2006) With each week that passes, Iran's ayatollahs move closer to their goal of building an atom bomb. This is not misinformed propaganda pumped out by trigger-happy yahoos on the wilder fringes of America's Republican Party. This is the opinion of the dedicated teams of nuclear experts attached to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, whose task it is to sift through the highly complex science surrounding Iran's nuclear programme and to provide a considered judgment to the UN Security Council on the Iranians' ultimate objectives....
  • America Supports You: KiXX Soccer Team Ensures Iraqi Children Have a Ball (May cause Tears)

    04/09/2006 12:56:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 432+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    PHILADELPHIA, April 9, 2006 – Philadelphia's indoor soccer team kicked its support for U.S. servicemembers into high gear last night when it announced its partnership with the "America Supports You" program. Jessica Hallowell, 10, of Mertztown, Pa., donates a soccer ball at the Philadelphia KiXX's April 8 home game. The more than 1,000 soccer balls collected will be shipped to children in Iraq. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "We're glad to help the military," said Jeffrey B. Rotwitt, owner of the KiXX, a Major Indoor Soccer League team. America Supports You is a...
  • Zimbabweans Have 'Shortest Lives' (Avg = Men 37, Women 34)

    04/08/2006 3:55:26 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 884+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-8-2006
    Zimbabweans have 'shortest lives' Zimbabwean women are more likely than men to be infected by HIV Life in Zimbabwe is shorter than anywhere else in the world, with neither men nor women expected to live until 40, a new UN report says. Zimbabwe's women have an average life expectancy of 34 years and men on average do not live past 37, it said. The World Health Organisation report said women's life expectancy had fallen by two years in the last 12 months.Correspondents say poverty because of the crumbling economy and deaths from Aids are responsible for the decline. Zimbabwean women...
  • Typhoid May Have Caused Fall Of Athens, Study Finds

    03/27/2006 3:41:19 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 1,872+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 2-27-2006 | Nicholas Bakalar
    Typhoid May Have Caused Fall of Athens, Study Finds Nicholas Bakalar for National Geographic News February 27, 2006 An ancient medical mystery—the cause of a plague that wracked Athens from 426 to 430 B.C. and eventually led to the city's fall—has been solved by DNA analysis, researchers say. The ancient Athenians died from typhoid fever, according to a new study. Scientists from the University of Athens drew this conclusion after studying dental pulp extracted from the teeth of three people found in a mass grave in Athens' Kerameikos cemetery. The mass grave was first discovered in 1994 and was dated...
  • 'I have 600 Suicide Bombers Waiting For Your Soldiers'

    03/25/2006 5:36:49 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies · 1,374+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-26-2006 | Massoud Ansari
    'I have 600 suicide bombers waiting for your soldiers' By Massoud Ansari in Qamaruddin Karaiz, south-west Pakistan (Filed: 26/03/2006) The senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan's lawless Helmand province has vowed to unleash a brigade of 600 suicide bombers against the British Army when it arrives in the area this summer. In a rare interview given at a hideout on the Pakistani border, Mullah Razayar Noorzai said the chance to take on British troops was a "great honour". Taliban commanders had already recruited hundreds of willing martyrs for suicide operations, he claimed, aiming to repeat the notorious defeats inflicted on British...