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  • Quebec immigration consultant arrested in fraud ring

    01/15/2011 2:35:56 PM PST · by La Lydia · 4 replies
    National Post (Canada) ^ | January 15, 2010 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO — The RCMP has arrested a Quebec immigration consultant accused of providing Canadian citizenship documents to hundreds of people in the Middle East so they could collect benefits and tax refunds from Ottawa. Ahmad El-Akhal, 62, was arrested Thursday following a 2-1/2-year investigation by the RCMP...His wife was also arrested as well as a suspected accomplice...The fraud ring is accused of securing immigrant status and citizenship for more than 300 residents of Lebanon and other Middle East countries and helping them bilk the Canadian government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars...“They were getting tax refunds, Goods and Services...
  • 'The land of easy money': How the Somali woman who lied to claim asylum and £250,000...Britain

    01/15/2011 9:13:42 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15th January 2011 | Tamara Cohen and Tom Kelly
    A woman who lied about being gang raped in Somalia to claim more than £250,000 in benefits had moved to Britain after boasting it was the ‘land of easy money’. Ayan Abdulle was jailed this week after investigators discovered that the story she used to win asylum – and later UK citizenship – was a pack of lies. Now the Daily Mail can reveal the full scale of her fraud and how easily she was able to milk the benefits system for years. Abdulle, who also used the fake name Amina Muse and is from Somalia, was living in Gothenburg...
  • 'The land of easy money': How the Somali woman lied to claim asylum and £250,000 in benefits

    01/15/2011 9:30:16 AM PST · by La Lydia · 16 replies
    A woman who lied about being gang raped in Somalia to claim more than £250,000 in benefits had moved to Britain after boasting it was the ‘land of easy money’. Ayan Abdulle was jailed this week after investigators discovered that the story she used to win asylum – and later UK citizenship – was a pack of lies... Abdulle, who also used the fake name Amina Muse and is from Somalia, was living in Gothenburg when the authorities insisted immigrants learn Swedish if they wanted to continue to claim handouts... She told a friend she couldn’t be bothered and moved...
  • Extinct humans left louse legacy(Homo Erectus and Homo Sapiens)

    10/16/2004 3:53:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 1,281+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10/06/04 | Paul Rincon
    Extinct humans left louse legacy By Paul Rincon BBC News Online science staff The evolutionary history of head lice is tied very closely to that of their hosts Some head lice infesting people today were probably spread to us thousands of years ago by an extinct species of early human, a genetics study reveals. It shows that when our ancestors left Africa after 100,000 years ago, they made direct contact with tribes of "archaic" peoples, probably in Asia. Lice could have jumped from them on to our ancestors during fights, sex, clothes-sharing or even cannibalism. Details of the research appear...
  • Public workers facing outrage as budget crises grow

    01/01/2011 8:29:26 PM PST · by Immerito · 63 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 01/01/2011 | Michael Powell
    FLEMINGTON, N.J. — Ever since Marie Corfield’s confrontation with Gov. Chris Christie this fall over the state’s education cuts became a YouTube classic, she has received a stream of vituperative e-mails and Facebook postings. “People I don’t even know are calling me horrible names,” said Ms. Corfield, an art teacher who had pleaded the case of struggling teachers. “The mantra is that the problem is the unions, the unions, the unions.” Across the nation, a rising irritation with public employee unions is palpable, as a wounded economy has blown gaping holes in state, city and town budgets, and revealed that...
  • Jimmy Carter Vs. Guinea Worm: Sudan Is Last Battle (The left wipes out an entire species)

    12/26/2010 12:12:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies · 2+ views
    CBS News ^ | 12/26/10
    Jimmy Carter Vs. Guinea Worm: Sudan Is Last BattleJimmy Carter Racing Guinea Worm To Its Death; Remote And Wild Sudan Disease's Last Stronghold Dec. 26, 2010 (AP) ABUYONG, Sudan (AP) - Lily pads and purple flowers dot one corner of the watering hole. Bright green algae covers another. Two women collect water in plastic jugs while a cattle herder bathes nearby. Samuel Makoy is not interested in the bucolic scenery, though. He has an epidemic to quash. Makoy points out to the women the fingernail-length worm-like creatures whose tails flick back and forth. Then a pond-side health lesson begins on...
  • Ban Public Sector Unions Now

    12/31/2010 8:18:33 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 18 replies
    The Voice of Reason ^ | December 31, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    2010 might be remembered as the year that the edifice of public sector unions began to crumble. Before the 1960s, government workers were generally not allowed to unionize. After all, they work for a monopoly that has no profit margin and thus no reason to oppose their ever expanding benefits at the People's expense. In fact, as Democrats have found, they are much better off giving these unions everything they want in return for lockstep support for the Democrats in money, volunteers and votes. What changed in 2010? First, it became clear that those states that were pro-public union were...
  • White House Calls on Religious Leaders to Help Push DREAM Act Over the Finish Line

    12/16/2010 10:31:51 AM PST · by La Lydia · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 15, 2010
    ... the White House is again pushing for final passage of the Dream Act, hosting a conference call with religious leaders who are hoping to drive the deal home before everyone on Capitol Hill heads home for the holidays...According to Fox News producers on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., does intend to bring up the DREAM Act during this lame duck session. So, while lawmakers on the Hill scramble to get everything done, the White House put together another in a series of conference calls on the DREAM Act. Rabbi Jack Moline, from Congregation Agudas Achim in...
  • Los Angeles Schools to Seek Sponsors

    12/16/2010 8:19:13 AM PST · by La Lydia · 19 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2010 | Jennifer Medina
    LOS ANGELES...Facing another potential round of huge budget cuts, the Los Angeles school board unanimously approved a plan on Tuesday night to allow the district to seek corporate sponsorships as a way to get money to the schools. The district is not the first to look for private dollars...but the Los Angeles school district is by far the largest to do so...The District has cut $1.5 billion from its operating budget, now down to $5.4 billion. As recently as last month, 1,000 more employees lost their jobs in layoffs. ... “This is really our way to be responsive to that...
  • 50 Immigrant Chipotle Workers Fired in Twin Cities

    12/10/2010 9:22:41 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 34 replies
    Fox ^ | 12-9-10 | Fox Twin Cities
    MINNEAPOLIS - Dozens of workers at Chipotle restaurants in the Twin Cities have been fired. An immigrant rights group said the employees lost their jobs after the feds starting searching for undocumented workers. Brad Sigal with the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee said around 50 workers lost their jobs after so-called “desktop raids” at several Chipotle restaurants in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro.
  • Illegal immigrants cashing in on federal tax credits, study shows (Flashback)

    12/08/2010 10:58:07 AM PST · by Qbert · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/15/2009 | Kevin Mooney
    Illegal immigrants cashing in on federal tax credits, study shows. Large numbers of illegal immigrants file tax returns using phony Social Security numbers to cash in on the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, thanks to lax government management, according to the author of a new study.   “Technically, only people authorized to work in the U.S. are eligible for the credit, you need a valid Social security number,” said Ed Rubenstein, a financial analyst and economist, speaking at a news conference Tuesday at the National Press Club.   “But identity theft, stolen Social Security numbers, and other scams effectively nullify...
  • Parasites and Politicians

    10/18/2010 3:28:48 PM PDT · by gary_f · 12 replies
    Lewiston Tribune ^ | 10/16/10 | Michael Costello
    While most of our congressmen and congresswomen are lawyers, there is probably no better preparation for the job than the study of parasitology. At least one author has made the case that parasites are actually at the top of the animal kingdom. He reasoned that, once established on or in a host, the parasite lives a life of leisure while the host becomes little more than the parasite's slave. Whereas politicians present themselves as humble servants of their constituencies, the truth is that their service they give us is barely distinguishable from the service given by a tapeworm. ....In other...
  • Ex Whitman Housekeeper: 'Undocumented' (Illegal Nannygate) *Video*

    09/29/2010 4:04:35 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 190 replies
    KFIAM640 ^ | 9/29/2010
    A former housekeeper for Meg Whitman was "emotionally and financially abused'' during her nine years of employment, an attorney alleged today, adding that the Republican gubernatorial candidate knew the woman was an illegal immigrant. "In short it was a nightmare,'' said attorney Gloria Allred, who said Nikki Diaz Santillan worked as a housekeeper for Whitman for nine years before she was fired last year. Allred said that during the woman's years of employment, Whitman caused her "to feel exploited, disrespected, humiliated and emotionally and financially abused.'' "The relationship was terminated last year by Ms. Whitman for what appeared to be...
  • Laboring in the Vineyards

    09/27/2010 6:58:33 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 1 replies
    National Review Online Corner ^ | September 13, 2010 | John Derbyshire
    A friend e-mailed me the following, under the subject line CANDIDATE FOR THE MOST PC FAMILY IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. It is from the wedding columns in the New York Times Style Section, September 10: Catherine Chandler, Jonah Deutsch Catherine O’Connor Chandler and Jonah Schatzow Deutsch were married Wednesday at Chicago City Hall. Walter Williams, a judge in the circuit court of Cook County, officiated. On Saturday, Richard Rosengarten, a professor and the former dean at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, led a ceremony incorporating Jewish and Catholic cultural wedding traditions at the home of Diana Young...
  • The Government Tapeworm

    09/27/2010 3:30:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 27, 2010 | Randall Hoven
    A successful parasite must keep its host alive, finding the point where it can maximize its intake without killing off its source of sustenance. So, too, with governments taxing their citizenry. With taxation, governments can reach the point where higher rates produce less revenue. An academic study found that a tax increase of just 1% of GDP causes a recession and then a permanent loss of 1.84% of GDP compared to what it would have been without the tax increase. The results of this study have some really broad and interesting implications. The punchline is that this study was done...
  • $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.

    09/20/2010 1:22:20 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies ^ | Sept 20 2010 |
    $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments. Verify
  • Fort Worth pension bubble will blow up in our faces

    09/05/2010 8:51:52 PM PDT · by bkopto · 54 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | Sept 4, 2010 | Mitchell Schnurman
    To understand why Fort Worth's pension system is such a financial disaster, look at one month's list of recent retirements. In January, a 53-year-old policeman retired with an annual benefit of $90,312 for life, plus $256,000 in a lump sum payment. Another policeman, 57, got almost $74,000 annually, plus $313,000 in a lump sum. A 54-year-old firefighter got an annual pension of $90,130, plus $178,000 in cash. These are not typical cases, but they're not rare, either. The shocking takeaway from the 22 retirees is that they stand to earn significantly more from their pensions than they earned on the...
  • Rabbi Daniel Lapin: atheists are parasites

    09/04/2010 6:45:07 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 108 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | September 4th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Just when I thought that I’ve heard every possible insult in the political realm this year Rabbi Daniel Lapin added his two cents. On the Glenn Beck program he said he views the atheists as parasites who without putting any energy into it benefit from America created by the faithful people. The Rabbi is entitled of his opinion and is free to call me parasite. However, I urge his friends to help him, because he may need advice from psychiatrist. Just two days ago a fellow who was calling people parasites strapped himself with bombs to make a point on...

    09/01/2010 7:06:12 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 31, 2010
    The State Department says the imam leading plans for an Islamic center near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York is returning to the United States on Wednesday. State Department spokesman Mark Toner says Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has completed a Persian Gulf trip that was intended to promote religious tolerance. Rauf is departing the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, and will return to New York. Toner says Rauf’s early return did not cause the cancellation of any programs on his State Department-funded trip. Rauf said Tuesday that the controversy over the Islamic center in Manhattan is...
  • Crowd Shows Up To Get Assistance With Energy Bills (Lazy people upset in Cincinnati)

    08/31/2010 10:08:50 AM PDT · by TSgt · 55 replies · 1+ views
    WKRC ^ | 31 Aug 2010 | WKRC
    Time is running out for people in need to get help paying their summer utility bill. Today is the deadline to apply for aid through the county. Before 10 a.m., the Community Action Agency let 230 people in to apply. Some lined up before the sun came up this morning at the agency's office in Bond Hill. Applicants can get up to $175 to pay their utility bill, an air conditioner or a fan .. or a combination of benefits. Some in the line were upset that they couldn't get in or were turned away. But, those in charge of...