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  • Reuters: Half Of Likely Voters Back Temporary Ban On All Muslim Entry To United States.

    06/14/2016 5:34:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 121 replies ^ | June 14, 2016 | Mike Flynn
    New polling data from Reuters shows a surge in support for a far-reaching temporary ban on any Muslim entry to the United States. In the wake of the terrorist attack in Orlando, 50 percent of likely voters now support a temporary halt on Muslim entry into the United States. Just 42 percent of likely voters oppose a temporary ban.
  • Thousands of temporary workers due to be sent home Wednesday (Canada)

    04/04/2015 3:30:19 PM PDT · by Dartman · 5 replies ^ | Apr. 1/15 | QMI Agency
    The deadline for temporary foreign workers to either become permanent residents or leave the country arrived Wednesday, leaving thousands of would-be Canadians scrambling. In 2001, the Conservatives set a deadline of April 1, 2015, for temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs who have been in Canada for more than four years to leave. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says that leaves thousands of potential Canadians in jeopardy of deportation as their permanent residency applications are yet to be fully processed. The CFIB is calling for a faster track to residency for foreign workers in low-skilled jobs. "CFIB commended the...
  • The Insiders: This month’s jobs headlines don’t tell the true story

    07/04/2014 6:03:26 PM PDT · by xzins · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 3 | Ed Rogers
    The headline of today’s jobs report, that 288,000 jobs were created in the last month, is positive. At least, it is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. However, as with most economic reports these days, there is a veneer of good news — but when you look closer, the White House is using the positive headlines to hide the growing deterioration of the American workforce. Last month, 523,000 full-time jobs were lost, while 799,000 part-time jobs were added. Another way of looking at these numbers is that almost all of the 288,000 jobs created last...
  • Snowden Gets Temporary Asylum in Russia, Leaves Airport

    08/01/2013 5:13:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Snowden Gets Temporary Asylum in Russia, Leaves Airport By PAUL SONNE MOSCOW—National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has received asylum for a year in Russia and has left Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, his lawyer said on Thursday. NSA leaker, Edward Snowden, says the U.S. has left him "stateless". Is that the case? What happens when the U.S. revokes an American's passport? How often does that happen? How do you renounce your citizenship? WSJ's Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer. Anatoly Kucherena, a lawyer who has been representing Mr. Snowden in Moscow, said the U.S. fugitive received so-called "temporary asylum" for a period of...
  • The Selling of Syria’s Refugee Child Brides

    02/01/2013 5:33:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Frank Crimi
    - FrontPage Magazine - - The Selling of Syria’s Refugee Child BridesPosted By Frank Crimi On February 1, 2013 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A growing legion of Muslim men from the Mideast and Europe are scouring Syrian refugee camps in order to purchase underage girls, some as young as 12, as child brides, many of whom end up being sold for use in temporary “pleasure marriages.”For most of the Syrian women and girls who have fled the genocidal horrors of Syria’s civil war, rape — whether by pro-government or rebel forces – has been...
  • Nearly A Third Of Private Sector Jobs Added Were Temporary

    07/07/2012 10:15:28 AM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 6, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    The private sector added just 84,000 jobs in June, a big miss from some projections that had it topping 100,000 for the month. More than 25,000 of those jobs came in temporary "help services" positions. Overall, private-sector hiring is down both sequentially and from the year-ago period. Last month, the private sector added 105,000 positions, including revisions upward this month. And in June 2011, the private sector added 102,000 jobs. The staggering temporary hiring represents both good and bad in the report. On one hand, the temporary health services industry added almost 33,000 more jobs compared with June 2011. It's...
  • Free Republic Having Issues Today?

    02/12/2012 8:56:46 AM PST · by Sprite518 · 44 replies
    2/12/2012 | Me
    Anyone else experience this? It's just on Free Republic only.
  • US Economy Hits Soft Patch But Some See It as 'Temporary'

    05/30/2011 5:45:10 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05.30.11
    The economy has struck a soft patch that is likely temporary, and the second half of the year should be better, some economists say. Supply chain disruptions form the Japanese earthquake and tsunami have had a direct impact on manufacturing and the auto industry in particular. Additionally, the spike in oil and gasoline prices has hit consumer and business spending.
  • 'Temporary' Tax Code Puts Nation in a Lasting Bind

    12/14/2010 6:39:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    WASHINGTON—Welcome to the world of the temporary tax code. In the late 1990s, there were typically fewer than a dozen tax provisions that had just a limited lease on life and needed to be renewed every year or so. Today there are 141. Now Congress, taking up a deal worked out between the Obama administration and Republican leaders, is poised to turn the whole personal income-tax system into something of a temporary structure. The plan embraces a broad range of provisions—an extension of Bush-era rates, a new estate-tax formula—but for only two years. A payroll-tax cut in the bill is...
  • Be Prepared For : The Decade of the Temporary Worker

    08/02/2010 1:23:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 8+ views
    The Street ^ | 08/02/2010 | Doug Kass
    U.S. corporations have a renewed emphasis on temporary hirings at the expense of permanent job placements. Years ago, inventory on-demand solutions arose at manufacturing companies around the world, resulting in improved returns on industrial invested capital and corporate profitability both in the U.S. and abroad. Not surprisingly, today, the trend of a broader use of temporary workers is the next generation of return optimization in an age of broad uncertainty and a wider-than-usual set of economic outcomes. Prior to the 2008-2009 Great Decession, temporary employment growth has signaled permanent hiring strength. The chart below plots the year-over-year percentage change in...
  • Clinton: Israel to agree to temporary settlement freeze

    07/25/2009 10:42:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 304+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 7/24/2009 | Barak Ravid and Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz Correspondents and Agencies
    Israel will agree to temporarily freeze construction in settlements in the framework of new understandings that Jerusalem will reach with Washington, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told European foreign ministers last week. Commenting on Clinton's statements, Israeli and American sources confirmed that the parties were close to reaching an agreement. But they said the deal was not expected to be mentioned publicly in the visit by U.S. President Barack Obama's envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell.
  • U.S. to open military to temporary immigrants: report

    02/15/2009 6:37:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 651+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/14/09 | Glenn Somerville
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military will begin recruiting immigrants with special skills who are in the United States on temporary visas, offering a chance to become citizens in as little as six months, The New York Times reported. A report on the newspaper's website on Saturday said it would be the first time since the Vietnam War that the armed forces would be open to temporary immigrants, provided they have lived in the United States for at least two years. Immigrants with permanent resident status, or "green cards," are eligible to enlist in the U.S. military.
  • Exclusive: H1B Visa Holder Attempted Fannie Mae Sabotage – Where’s the Outrage?

    02/04/2009 6:45:09 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 10 replies · 947+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters ^ | 2/3/09 | Michael Cutler
    A citizen of India, Rajendrasinh B. Makwana attempted to sabotage the computer database at Fannie Mae. He was, according to news reports, employed as a so-called temporary foreign worker who had been authorized to work in the United States temporarily under the provisions of the H1B visa that had been issued to him. Here’s how this appalling situation can be summed up: This is the real threat to society, not the sinking of Fannie Mae. But the strange case of Makwana does bring up a number of issues. The main one is the use of H1B visa workers – and...
  • How Fleeting is My Life? [Devotional]

    12/27/2008 8:34:40 PM PST · by tenger · 2 replies · 211+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | December 27, 2008 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    "Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life." Psalm 39:4 As a new year approaches, it's important for us to step back to take a broader look at our lives and see how we're doing. If you're like me, when you’re seeking to know God's specific will for your life ("what do you want me to do now, Lord?" would be one of those specific prayers in trying to discern His specific will), it's like we’re driving in a dense fog. You may have traveled down that...
  • North Korea says pact requires only "temporary suspension" of nuclear facilities

    02/13/2007 10:28:51 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 683+ views
    AFX ^ | February 13, 2007
    NKorea says pact requires only "suspension" of nuclear facilities Other parties at six-nation talks in Beijing offered North Korea the equivalent of 1 mln tonnes of heavy fuel oil in connection with the "temporary suspension of the operation of its nuclear facilities," said the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). However, the text of the agreement reached earlier refers to the "disablement of all existing nuclear facilities" in return for the fuel aid and makes no reference to a temporary suspension.
  • Rumsfeld, Blum Support Temporary Guard Border Mission

    05/17/2006 5:37:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 155+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 17, 2006 – President Bush's proposal to temporarily boost the National Guard's contribution to U.S. border security stands as a testament to the Guard's flexibility but in no way signals a new, long-term Guard mission, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told Congress today. Under Bush's plan, announced May 15, up to 6,000 National Guard members will provide mobile communications, transportation, logistics, training, and construction support to the U.S. Border Patrol, the secretary said in testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee. Rumsfeld emphasized that the National Guard will not provide law enforcement support. "Military forces will not...
  • Seabees, Local Residents Establish Temporary Housing for Hurricane Victims

    09/30/2005 5:03:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 265+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 30, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class (SCW/SS) James G. Pinsky
    PLAQUEMINE PARISH, La. (NNS) -- Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40 and local Plaquemines Parish residents teamed up in September to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) expedite establishing housing for hundreds of Hurricane Katrina evacuees. One of FEMA’s plans for relocating evacuees involved Plaquemines Parish landowners like Ray Tolar, who volunteered his land to host trailers for local families to stay in. In Tolar’s case, FEMA placed 19 trailers in his front yard, and Seabees are installing water, sewage and electrical connections for the trailers. “The faster and better we can install these lines,” said Construction...
  • Fellow Texan offers relief to Katrina survivors

    09/03/2005 12:43:45 PM PDT · by Alkhin · 13 replies · 387+ views
    Email List | September 3, 2005 | Alkhin
    Hello Fellow Freepers, I am posting this because forum is the biggest, most active place I can think of to help out a fellow Texan and the Katrina survivors at the same time. I posting this letter from fellow Texan Scott Chaffin, a gentleman who lives just up the way from on the rambling river known as "the Arms of God", El Brazos de Dios, who would like to utilize the resources he has at his "tiny bidness." He writes : Dear Sweet, Clean Texas Members of the TFG Blogroll, You might or might not know that I have a...
  • KATRINA: Of Highest Importance: Please Read, Share and Help!

    09/01/2005 1:52:36 PM PDT · by · 4 replies · 1,113+ views
    Discussion Forum at ^ | 9-1-2005 | Julie Kay Smithson
    KATRINA: Of Highest Importance: Please Read, Share and Help! Hurricane Assistance, Assistance Opportunities (Very Important Note from MS in FL: If you think this has merit, please pass it along to the powers that be -- newspapers, politicians, etc... There is a veritable sea of construction trailers and truck/shipping containers --including refrigerated ones -- that can be donated, purchased or loaned. Send in crews -- and don't forget to hire those left homeless and jobless who so desperately need the work/income -- cut windows, doors, roof a/c, plumbing, insulation, etc.. They are about the same size as older mobile home...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • (President) Bush Reaches Out to Hispanics

    07/08/2004 8:37:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 143 replies · 1,652+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/7/04 | Scott Lindlaw - AP
    WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites) made a fresh election-season appeal to Hispanics Thursday by trumpeting his proposal to give temporary legal status to illegal immigrants, an initiative that stalled after his administration did little to push it through Congress. Bush has only rarely mentioned the initiative since announcing it Jan. 7, and some lawmakers have accused him of neglecting it. The administration never provided Congress detailed guidance for legislation containing Bush's proposals, and bills that contained parts of them, some sponsored by Republicans, have not had hearings in the Republican-controlled Congress. A bill to create a guest...
  • My Opus (and no, it's not the penguin)

    12/26/2003 10:58:18 AM PST · by Tennessee_Bob · 14 replies · 195+ views
    My keyboard | 12/26/2003 | Tennessee_Bob
    This is not a goodbye opus - instead, this is a "I'll see you around but not as much" type of opus.As some of you read in a post earlier this month, I'm a new homeowner.  Part of becoming a new homeowner is, by necessity, living on a tighter budget.  Part of that budget, by necessity, is having to choose between an internet connection or having gasoline for the car.  As much as I like being able to connect to the internet, I like being able to drive to work even more.  So, I'll be foregoing an internet connection for...
  • Recess Appointments - Going in With Their Eyes Open

    04/29/2003 12:36:43 PM PDT · by hardhead · 40 replies · 266+ views
    El Rushbo
    Recess appointment of judges that leftists hate.
  • Iraq Weather Respite May Only Be Temporary

    03/27/2003 3:15:56 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 261+ views
    New Scientist (UK) ^ | 3-27-2003 | Will Knight
    Iraq weather respite may only be temporary 16:35 26 March 03 news service The fierce sandstorms and torrential rain that have hampered the invading US and UK military forces in Iraq improved on Wednesday. However, such weather is common at this time of year and is liable to play a continuing role in the progress of the war. Furthermore, the available weather forecasts suggest winds are likely to pick up again on Friday, threatening to once more ground aircraft and slow the advance of the coalition's ground forces. Winds of over 50 miles per hour whipped up sandstorms on...