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  • Immigration ads a problem for campaigns

    08/29/2006 10:21:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 425+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/06 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - Capturing the immigration debate in political ads this campaign season — without upsetting Hispanics — is proving tricky for the parties and candidates. An ad criticizing Stephen Laffey, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Lincoln Chafee (news, bio, voting record) for the Republican nomination in Rhode Island, set off grumbling in the Latino community. The ad criticized Laffey, mayor of Cranston, for allowing city police to accept ID cards issued by the Mexican government as identification. Chafee's spokesman had no comment about the ad. Laffey's campaign called it an insensitive attack on the mayor's attempt to empathize with "people...
  • (Field) Poll: Most say illegal immigration is 'very serious' problem

    07/27/2006 9:11:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 466+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO The majority of Californians view illegal immigration as a "very serious" problem, although most say they oppose deporting those already living in the United States, according to a new statewide poll released Thursday. The Field Poll showed that 53 percent of voters in the state see illegal immigration as a very serious problem, and another 30 percent see it as somewhat serious. Republicans tended to take a stronger view, with 69 percent seeing it as a very serious problem, compared to 46 percent of Democrats and 43 percent of nonpartisans, according to the survey. An overwhelming majority, 80...
  • Meth still No. 1 drug problem, study finds (bigger than cocaine, marijuana and heroin combined)

    07/18/2006 3:24:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 86 replies · 1,588+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/18/06 | SAM HANANEL
    Meth still No. 1 drug problem, study findsBy SAM HANANEL, Associated Press Writer 28 minutes ago A pouch containing crystalized methamphetamine and a homemade pipe are shown March 21, 2006 in Window Rock, Ariz. A survey says Meth abuse continues to fuel an increase in crimes like robbery and assault. (AP Photo/Matt York, FILE) WASHINGTON - Meth abuse continues to fuel an increase in crimes like robbery and assault, straining the workload of local police forces despite a drop in the number of meth lab seizures, according to a survey Tuesday. Nearly half of county law enforcement officials consider methamphetamine...
  • Schwarzenegger ripped as 'part of the problem' (Tom Tancredo attacks California governor...)

    07/04/2006 9:27:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 125 replies · 1,689+ views
    WND ^ | July 4, 2006 | Staff
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is "part of the problem" of illegal immigration into the United States. That according to Rep. Tom Tancredo, a fellow Republican, who blasted Schwarzenegger's reluctance to secure the California-Mexico border with additional National Guard troops, despite such a request from President Bush. Appearing on "The Big Story" on the Fox News Channel, the Colorado congressman and author of the just-released book "In Mortal Danger" was asked by host Julie Banderas, "What do you think about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger not upholding the president's wishes?" "I'm very disappointed in it, of course," responded Tancredo. "Disappointed in the fact...
  • Field hospital no problem for Bravo Surgical

    06/29/2006 8:28:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 343+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (June 28, 2006) -- When many people think of a field hospital, often scenes from the popular sitcom “M.A.S.H.” come to mind. For the sailors of Bravo Surgical Co., 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, a field hospital is serious business. “We are setting up an mock (Surgical/Shock Trauma Platoon) you would see set up as a quick reaction force,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Michael D. Whaley, the lead petty officer for Bravo Surgical Co. “This SSTP can provide everything from surgical to basic care and ancillary services such as X-ray and...
  • Fox, in U.S., says walls won't fix problem

    05/23/2006 11:08:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,340+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/23/06 | Brock Vergakis - ap
    SALT LAKE CITY - Kicking off a four-day, three-state tour, Mexican President Vicente Fox said Tuesday that his nation wants to be part of the solution in the immigration debate, not the problem. "We don't set up walls, and that's not the way you're going to fix this situation," Fox said in Spanish to representatives of groups active in Utah's Mexican community. "It's not with fences that we are going to solve this problem." There were cheers of "Viva Mexico" as Fox shook hands before leaving for an official dinner at the governor's mansion. Earlier in the day, at a...
  • This Is Europe's Problem Too, Says Madrid (Illegal Immigration)

    05/18/2006 6:49:59 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 464+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-19-2006 | Mike Elkin
    This is Europe's problem too, says Madrid By Mike Elkin (Filed: 19/05/2006) Spain has issued its most urgent international appeal for help in coping with illegal immigrants flooding into the Canary Islands. Madrid announced it will dispatch diplomats to several countries in western Africa, where the migrants come from, while a European parliament delegation will arrive next month to assess a problem that the Spaniards say is not just theirs but Europe's. Over 2,000 migrants have reached the Spanish coast this month The calmer seas of early summer have seen a sharp rise in the numbers reaching the holiday islands,...
  • Corps: Foundation Problem in Levees Blamed

    03/10/2006 7:23:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 830+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/10/06 | Janet McConnaughey - ap
    NEW ORLEANS - A foundation problem — although not the one targeted by earlier studies — caused the 450-foot-long break in a floodwall and levee on New Orleans' western edge when Hurricane Katrina hit, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Friday. A naturally occurring, 20-foot-thick layer of clay that helped support the floodwall was too weak for the job, according to a report by a Corps task force set up to find out why the levees broke. Had the floodwall and levee held, much of the western half of the city would have escaped flooding. Previous analyses by other...
  • Border safety alerts indicate problem - Communication among agencies can be complex

    02/03/2006 4:49:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 288+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 2/3/06 | Mason Stockstill
    In December, the FBI was worried that Border Patrol agents' lives were in danger. But many of those officers never got the memo. Instead, agents say, they first learned of the threat -- that smugglers planned to hire gang members to murder Border Patrol agents -- when a Daily Bulletin reporter called to ask for their opinions. The fact that many officers didn't know about the threat, described in an "Officer Safety Alert" disseminated by the Department of Homeland Security, shows how poor communication among law enforcement agencies can be. The warning is "proof that we're being targeted," said a...
  • Invalid Rule Spares Former Prosecutors from Discipline

    01/21/2006 4:46:19 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The disciplinary arm of the N.C. State Bar dropped charges of felonious misconduct against two former Union County prosecutors Friday because of a 1999 clerical error at the state Supreme Court. The State Bar had charged Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in a 1996 death penalty case. The ruling Friday marks the second time that Honeycutt and Brewer won on procedural grounds before the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which sits as judge and jury in disciplinary cases. . . . Prosecutors around the state are concerned that the case is damaging their reputation and...
  • Arnold's dilemma - Forget evidence – many see him as problem

    01/04/2006 9:23:04 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 463+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/4/06 | Editorial
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will face a hugely difficult problem tomorrow when he delivers his annual State of the State address: the Grand Canyon-sized gap between the lazy conventional wisdom about California's problems and reality. When Schwarzenegger ran during the 2003 recall campaign, his analysis of Sacramento's dysfunction was acute: Gov. Gray Davis and the Democratic-run Legislature had gone on a four-year binge in which spending grew much faster than population and inflation. This binge occurred both during the windfall years of the tech boom and as revenues plunged when the stock market tanked after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Only...
  • The Scribe's Problem ( Britannica vs Wikipedia vs Other Sources )

    12/22/2005 12:08:26 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 9 replies · 564+ views
    Techcentral Station ^ | 12/22/2005 | Tim Worstall
    The Scribe’s Problem I found Robert McHenry’s recent piece (http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=121305E) on the superiority of Britannica over Wikipedia to be fascinating, for I think he’s allowed himself an error of logic that we more usually encounter in economics. It was also a little unkind of the publishing gremlins to schedule his piece the day before Nature came out with that research ( SEE: http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/online-encyclopedias-put-to-the-test/2005/12/14/1134500913345.html) into the relative accuracies of the two approaches. The, umm, research that showed roughly comparable levels of errors in the amateur thing thrown together on the web and the one expensively and carefully produced by multiple levels...
  • CA: State's budget problem real, but would Prop. 76 really fix it?

    10/16/2005 10:09:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 499+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/16/05 | Dan Walters
    Everyone agrees that California has a chronic fiscal problem - five straight years of deficit budgets being graphic proof. The state, which had experienced serious budget problems in the early 1990s, thanks to a severe recession, was recovering nicely until 2000, when then-Gov. Gray Davis and the Legislature blew most of a one-time tax windfall on billions of dollars in tax cuts and new spending. --snip-- The budget crisis eventually cost Democrat Davis his job and propelled Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger into the governorship on his promise to clean up the mess in Sacramento. But while Schwarzenegger has made some incremental...
  • God Causes the Problems -- And all along you thought it was Bush

    09/30/2005 1:09:40 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 10 replies · 640+ views
    TOWARD TRADITION ^ | 9/28/2005 | Rabbi Daniel Lapin
    God Causes the Problems—And all along you thought it was President Bush Rabbi Daniel Lapin September 28, 2005 Once upon a time in St Louis, there lived a husband who yearned to vacation in Los Angeles while his wife craved a few days in New York. Averaging their desires and finding the midpoint, the couple went to Kansas City. Averaging doesn’t always work. Averaging doesn’t work when you are dealing with two very different things like Los Angeles and New York or like traditional Americans and those of the secular fundamentalist persuasion. Now, in one of the best examples of...
  • Dean’s immigration view too simple for problem (Howie sighting!)

    08/25/2005 2:40:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 594+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/21/05 | Joseph Dolman
    Dean’s immigration view too simple for problem By Joseph Dolman, Newsday Published: Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005 Poor Howard Dean. The Democrats keep looking for their breakout moment. They keep searching for a way to show skeptical Americans they aren’t just hand puppets for a cast of familiar interest groups. They keep struggling to develop some fresh ideas. Yet there was Dean – the party’s national chairman – on “Face the Nation” last Sunday, whiffing away at a fine chance to show Americans a smart Democratic mix of thoughtful policy and savvy politics on the crucial matter of immigration. Host Bob...
  • Herndon (VA) Public Hearing on Illegal Aliens ON-AIR (WMAL-Radio) Tonight!! (LINK HERE)

    08/16/2005 3:13:31 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 9 replies · 1,560+ views
    WMAL Radio (Washington, D.C.) ^ | 16 August 2005 | AmericanInTokyo
    Chris Core, WMAL Radio to Broadcast Live from Herndon, (VA) Town Council Meeting on Day Laborer (Illegal Alien) Shelter.... ..(Tonight), the Herndon Town Council will vote on public funding for a day laborer shelter that would serve a large number of illegal aliens..... 630 WMAL's Chris Core will be there in person to deliver blow-by-blow coverage of what promises to be a contentious meeting..... The Chris Core Show will broadcast live from Herndon Town Hall beginning at 6:00pm (Eastern Time, 3:00 p.m. Pacific). How do you feel about this issue? Come out and make your opinion known, or call...
  • John McCain's Staff in Damage Control Over 'Wedding Crashers'

    07/19/2005 3:45:07 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 61 replies · 2,052+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JULY 19, 2005 | JAMES HIRSEN
    He's a movie star now. Yes, Arizona senator and aspiring presidential candidate John McCain recently made his cinematic debut in this summer's bawdy romantic comedy "Wedding Crashers." The cameo appearance may create a big-screen problem for McCain, though, and it doesn't have anything to do with his Clinton-defending cameo co-star James Carville. It has to do with the flick's thoroughly warranted R rating. In the movie, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn portray divorce mediators who crash weddings and seduce bridal attendants. There's a fast-moving montage in the film, done in the style of a music video, where Vaughn and Wilson's...
  • Muslims in fatal denial of HIV/AIDS

    07/17/2005 10:08:48 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 58 replies · 2,225+ views
    thestandard.com.hk ^ | July 18, 2005 | Laura Kelley and Nicholas Eberstadt
    <p>Few Islamic countries have taken steps to tackle the pandemic as the death toll continues to mount.</p> <p>''I just pray that God ends my life before more symptoms show. I don't want to create problems for my family.''</p> <p>Before his HIV-positive diagnosis in 2001, the Egyptian engineer who spoke these words thought that AIDS was a faraway disease that afflicted only foreigners. He had no idea that the global AIDS pandemic had reached his country. Now he says he would rather kill himself than be rejected along with his family by neighbors and friends, who regard HIV as synonymous with sin and shame.</p>
  • Oil industry hopes to avoid paying for MTBE problem

    06/15/2005 9:36:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 780+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 6/15/05 | Michael Gardner - CNS
    SACRAMENTO – Staring at potential payouts in the billions of dollars, the U.S. oil industry is maneuvering to escape responsibility for cleaning up after MTBE, the now-banned toxic gasoline additive that has seeped into drinking water across the country. If the campaign is successful, critics say taxpayers will be forced to pick up the unpaid bill. Oil producers have attached so much importance to immunity from liability that the issue has taken a place right alongside opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and tax breaks as Congress crafts a broad new energy policy. The House has already approved legislation sponsored...
  • President Bush says global climate change 'serious' problem

    06/07/2005 3:21:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies · 826+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/07/05
    Bush says global climate change 'serious' problem 34 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush said global climate change is a "serious long term" problem and insisted that the United States, which rejected the Kyoto protocol, was leading research into finding solutions. Climate change was one of the key issues to be raised by British Prime Minister Tony Blair during a summit with Bush at the White House. Bush told a press conference afterwards, "I've always said it's a serious long long-term issue that needs to be dealt with, and my administration isn't waiting around to deal...