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  • Giraffe licks dying zoo worker

    03/23/2014 8:26:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/23/14 | Associated Press
    556 0 Netherlands Dying Wish Giraffe This photo released Saturday March 22, 2014 by Stichting Ambulance Wens or Ambulance Wish Foundation shows a giraffe at Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam giving a lick to terminally ill Mario Eijs on Wednesday March 19, 2014 . The Stichting Ambulancewens "Ambulance Wish Foundation" offers transport for terminally ill patients who cannot walk to help fulfill a last wish, in Eijs' case to be taken to the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam where he worked doing odd jobs for 25 years. Eijs, who has a mental handicap, is dying of a brain tumor and has difficulty...
  • Gosnell Worker Who Said Baby Screamed During Live-Birth Abortion Jailed for 5-10 Years

    03/13/2014 3:12:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/13/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Gosnell abortion clinic employee Sherry West, who described how she heard a baby scream during a live-birth abortion, has been sentenced to 5-10 years in prison for her role in the “House of Horrors” abortion clinic incidents. West described an incident which “really freaked (her) out” and related to the jury how she heard a child scream who was born alive following an abortion. West remembered how she referred to the dead children killed in these gruesome abortion procedures as “specimens” so she could avoid the mental trauma associated with knowing how they died. gosnell12On November 19, 2009, 41-year-old Karnamaya...
  • WH Predicts: Taxes Will Hit Record $3T in FY14--$29,673 Per Full-Time Worker

    11/14/2013 1:42:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | 11/14/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The latest Monthly Treasury Statement, which was released on Wednesday afternoon, relies on the estimate made by the White House Office of Management and Budget to say that federal tax revenues will top $3 trillion for the first time in the nation’s history in fiscal 2014. In fact, the record $3,023,004,000,000 in tax revenues that the White House is predicting the federal government will rake in during fiscal 2014 not only exceeds the inflation-adjusted revenue taken in by the government in any previous year, it also equals $29,673 in tax revenue for every full-time worker in the country....
  • 2nd LA airport worker in custody for dry ice bombs

    10/18/2013 7:06:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2013 10:02 PM EDT | Tami Abodllah
    Police have arrested a second airport employee for an alleged role in setting off ice bombs at the Los Angeles International Airport. Los Angele police say 41-year-old Miguel Angel Iniguez of Inglewood was arrested Friday while working at the airport. Iniguez was a supervisor for Servisair and responsible for 28-year-old Dicarlo Bennett who was arrested Tuesday night. …
  • Ex-Abortion Worker: “I Saw My Lost Child in Jars of Aborted Baby Parts”

    02/12/2013 2:28:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LN ^ | Sarah Terzo
    Much has been written about the emotional trauma that women go through after their abortions. But what most people don’t realize is that abortion is so inherently evil and destructive that it devastates everyone involved – the mother, the father – and the abortion provider. The doctors, nurses, and other clinic workers are human – and repeatedly seeing the bodies of aborted babies and participating in their deaths leaves emotional scars. After giving a graphic description of how to check body parts to make sure everything is out after an abortion, Dr. Don Sloan, abortionist, says the following: “Want to...
  • Ex-Abortion Biz Worker: I Had to Make Sure All The Baby’s Parts Were There

    02/12/2013 2:22:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LN ^ | Jennie Stone
    A former abortion clinic worker, Ann, shared her story with ATTWN: “I grew up the oldest of four in a loving family in the midwest. My father is a retired MD, my mother was an RN,. I grew up feeling loved, regularly attending the Presbyterian Church, collecting pets and plants. Loved living things and the outdoors. Fascinated with science. Became an RN myself, and started my career in the ICU. Later I was a traveling nurse, so I could see some of the world. Settled for a time in Florida, had a boyfriend. That friendship ended badly, and I decided...
  • Sweet Krispy Kreme worker surprises man on quest for rejection

    11/26/2012 7:05:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 11/26/12 | Dylan Stableford
    A man's quest to overcome his fear of rejection by making at least one crazy request a day for 100 days was throttled last week when a Krispy Kreme employee accepted his order for five doughnuts linked together in the colors and shape of the Olympic symbol. "It's only my third day and I have already failed," Jia Jiang wrote on his 100 Days of Rejection Therapy blog. "But I did so with such amazement and happiness." When the 31-year-old approached the register to make his "specialized" doughnut order, Jackie Braun, a shift leader at an Austin, Texas, Krispy Kreme,...
  • Autopsy Inconclusive for Obama Campaign Worker Who Collapsed at Chicago Campaign HQ

    07/15/2012 7:21:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 89 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 7/14/12 | NBC Chicago
    An autopsy for an Obama for America campaign staffer who died after collapsing in the Chicago headquarters was inconclusive Saturday. -snip- The autopsy requires further studies before a cause of death can be determined, according to the medical examiner’s office.
  • Obama’s growing disdain for American worker

    11/20/2011 7:47:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/20/11 | Joseph Curl
    They say that politics stops at the water’s edge, but apparently, that doesn’t apply to President Obama, as so many things apparently don’t. The president, jaunting around the world as America’s economy crumbles and Congress lumbers along, leaderless, dropped into a high school in Australia. Talking to the Aussie kids, he said America’s public school students have ''fallen behind'' them in math and science.(snip) While the Nobel Prize winner courts the world, looking for lost love, he holds a special disdain for the working American. Now, mind you, this from a guy who has never held down a real job:
  • The American working man slowly fades away

    08/28/2011 11:15:43 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 118 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Mike Dorning
  • Illegal immigration bill repeal backer calls lawmakers who drafted it 'traitors' to Utah

    07/21/2011 11:31:22 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 8 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | 07/20/2011 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — A state Republican delegate behind the effort to repeal Utah's illegal immigration reform bill called drafters of the legislation "traitors" Wednesday. At the same news conference, Brandon Beckham basically demanded the GOP-controlled Utah Legislature repeal HB116 by Sept. 30. The bill would establish a guest worker program for undocumented immigrants in 2013. "Those who drafted this bill are traitors to Utah and they will be held accountable by voters in 2012," he said with Sen. Stephen Urquhart, R-St. George, and Rep. Chris Herrod, R-Provo, and others standing behind him in the Capitol rotunda. Both lawmakers favor...
  • Postal worker who defecated in yard gets to keep his job

    05/26/2011 7:37:39 PM PDT · by feralcat · 70 replies
    KATU ^ | KATU.com Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. - A mail carrier who was caught using a yard as his personal toilet will not be fired. The incident happened last month at a home in southeast Portland and a neighbor, Don Derfler, captured the man in the act with his camera. Derfler had been waiting for his babysitter when he saw his mailman acting odd at his neighbor's house across the street. The postal worker then pulled down his pants and that's when Derfler began snapping pictures. "We trust people like the postal service and meter readers and people of that nature," Derfler told us when...
  • Largest federal worker union sues for pay lost in event of shutdown (Hussein violates Constitution?)

    04/08/2011 2:10:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/08/11 | Kevin Bogardus
    Largest federal worker union sues for pay lost in event of shutdownBy Kevin Bogardus - 04/08/11 02:25 PM ET The nation's largest federal employee union sued the Obama administration Friday, seeking the repayment of wages lost during a government shutdown. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) says in its lawsuit that the administration has violated the Constitution's appropriations clause and the 13th Amendment by requiring employees to work without pay during a federal closure. “Hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be required to work during a shutdown, and there’s no guarantee that Congress will keep the administration’s promise...
  • Illinois state worker union membership skyrockets

    03/27/2011 9:32:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 3/27/11 | Lake County News-Sun
    The number of state employees that have joined public sector unions has skyrocketed in the past decade. Over 10,000 state employees have joined unions, and still more requests are pending that would increase the number of unionized state employees to nearly 97 percent. But there's a dilemma: If pending requests are approved by the Illinois Labor Relations Board, nearly 97 percent of state workers would be represented by unions — including many employees once considered management. Only 1,700 “bosses” would be left out of nearly 50,000 state employees. There's concern about unionizing management, though, and ILRB needs to make a...
  • Woman dies at desk, but nobody notices

    02/18/2011 6:42:22 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Feb 18, 2011
    Woman dies at desk, but nobody notices Last Modified: Feb 18, 2011 04:52AM Perhaps if it hadn’t happened on a Friday, this sad tale wouldn’t have come to pass. As Los Angeles County employee Rebecca Walls toiled on a risk analysis audit, she apparently died at her desk, but nobody noticed her body until the next day. Co-workers described her as tireless. Always “working, working, working.” Clearly so hard that none of those cube farm co-habitants noticed she may not have been breathing when they left work. While the Los Angeles County Coroner investigates the cause of death of the...
  • Louisiana Senate worker is suspended for e-mail showing Barack Obama as white

    12/14/2010 9:00:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    ap ^ | 12/14/10 | staff
    A Louisiana state Senate employee has been formally reprimanded and suspended for a month without pay because she sent an e-mail message to hundreds of government workers showing President Barack Obama as white. Senate President Joel Chaisson announced the punishment Tuesday for Senate researcher Tammy Crain-Waldrop, who has been suspended since Dec. 1. Crain-Waldrop can return to work Jan. 3 and must send a written apology to Senate and House staff and lawmakers.
  • SocialistWorker.org behind Anti-Ground Zero Mosque counterprotest (Pretty in Pink)

    08/24/2010 8:20:36 AM PDT · by bootless · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Socialist Worker ^ | 08/24/10 | Blair Ellis
    "Taking on the anti-Muslim racists" Blair Ellis reports from New York City on a demonstration that stood up to the racist tide of abuse against plans for an Islamic community center. August 23, 2010 Several hundred people challenged the right-wing's anti-Muslim hate in a counter-protest in downtown Manhattan THE PROPOSAL for the construction of an Islamic community center in lower Manhattan near the site of the World Trade Center has become a lighting rod for the right wing's war at home on Arabs and Muslims. But opponents of bigotry in New York City mobilized on August 22 to make sure...
  • Key Utah senator pushing for guest-worker cards

    07/20/2010 6:57:03 AM PDT · by Technoman · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 7-20-2010 | Robert Gehrke
    A powerful Republican state senator said Monday he plans to sponsor legislation creating a one-of-a-kind Utah guest-worker card for immigrants. In doing so, Sen. Howard Stephenson will challenge federal authority as sole enforcer of immigration law and present a business-backed alternative to Arizona-style reform. “I believe the states have the power to regulate this a lot more than other people realize,” said Stephenson, who also heads the business-backed Utah Taxpayers Association.”We can have a legal guest-worker permit system in the state of Utah that would be regulated by the private sector at the cost of the employer and employee.”
  • Healthcare's Impact On the Low-Skilled Worker

    05/07/2010 1:23:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 415+ views
    real clear markets ^ | 5/7/10 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    Low-skilled workers have some of the highest unemployment rates in America. Adults without high school diplomas face an unemployment rate of 14.5%, almost three times as high as rates for college graduates, and well above the national average of 9.7%. The unemployment rate for teens, another low-skill group, is 26%. Reasonable people likely presume that Congress and the administration are doing everything possible to help low-skilled workers get jobs. But, come 2014, the new health care bill will make it harder for employers to hire low-skill workers. And, as workplaces around the country prepare to implement the Patient Protection and...
  • Obama administration's assault on the American Worker continues

    04/09/2010 2:45:31 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 15 replies · 612+ views
    rightsidenews.com ^ | April 8, 2010 | JudicialWatch.org
    The Department of Labor has launched a special program to assist and protect illegal immigrant workers in the U.S., referred to as "vulnerable" and "underpaid" by the presidential cabinet member who heads the agency. Hundreds of new field investigators have been deployed to reach out to Latino laborers in areas with large numbers of illegal alien employees. Their message, in Spanish, is "we can help" bring workplace protections to the nation's most vulnerable and underpaid workers, including those who have no legal right to live in the Untied States. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, a former California congresswoman with close ties...
  • Middlesex Dems fire Paramus man arrested on drug charges

    11/01/2009 8:14:09 PM PST · by MamaLucci · 7 replies · 537+ views
    Northjersey.com ^ | Ashley Kindergan
    The Middlesex County Democratic Organization has fired a paid canvasser who falsely claimed to be the assistant deputy director of Governor Corzine’s re-election campaign when arrested by East Rutherford police Friday night. < snip > Silverstein also confirmed that the vehicle that Shih was driving when he was pulled over Friday night in East Rutherford was rented by the organization. He said he did not know whether Shih was in Bergen County on official MCDO business or on a personal errand.
  • Pillsbury employee kills co-worker outside plant

    08/05/2009 4:05:52 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies · 1,389+ views
    WBBM news radio Chicago ^ | August 5, 2009
    Posted: Wednesday, 05 August 2009 4:37PM Pillsbury employee kills co-worker outside plant NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a Pillsbury plant employee crashed his car through the southern Indiana factory's security gate during a shift change and then fatally shot a co-worker. Police say the shooting at the plant Wednesday morning came as officers were investigating a report of gunshots outside a home that was less than a mile away. New Albany Police Capt. Keith Whitlow says neither the suspect nor the victim lived at the home. Floyd County Coroner Leslie Knable told The Tribune that the shooting involved...
  • 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...
  • on FNC: Chicago plant closing & BoA bailout

    12/08/2008 9:01:38 AM PST · by Zeddicus · 47 replies · 1,349+ views
    Fox News | 12/08/2008 | FNC
    Just heard on FNC an update on the Chicago plant closing where union workers are protesting. The main complaint is that the plant's bank, Bank of America, received federal bailout money but did not extend the company's credit line, resulting in the plant closing. Now we have the Governor of Illinois saying that the State is going to suspend all business with BoA, essentially blackmailing the bank into lending to the company with the expectation that the plant will reopen and reemploy the protestors. My question is this: do we know that BoA did not have a legitimate financial reason...
  • Wrong About Mexico

    03/03/2008 5:08:46 AM PST · by Brilliant · 13 replies · 153+ views
    WSJ ^ | March 3, 2008 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    After watching the Obama-Clinton debate ... I came away convinced that both candidates ...want to run this country like Argentina... In that country, Juan Peron-inspired labor syndicates ...dominate the economy... have ensured Argentina's isolation from international commerce and investment, and a slow but steady decline in living standards... If an American lost a job in the past decade, the charge goes, it's because in Mexico business has no labor obligations. This claim is not only untrue, it is the opposite of reality. Mexico is home to militant, high-powered unions and the most burdensome labor regulation in North America... Nafta has...
  • Cops: Worker attempted rape to get deported[Fl-Miami]

    12/14/2007 6:47:50 AM PST · by BGHater · 19 replies · 418+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11 Dec 2007 | DAVID OVALLE
    Drunk and missing home, construction worker Juan Carlos Franco stripped naked, broke into a house and tried forcing himself onto a young girl so he would be deported back to Guatemala, police say. He is jail for now -- in Miami-Dade. Franco was arrested by Miami Officer Ivan Camilo Monday afternoon on the 1600 block of Northwest First Avenue. A Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge on Tuesday granted him $57,500 bail. He was still jailed Tuesday afternoon. According to an arrest report, the girl was in her parent's bedroom when she heard strange noises. She noticed her bedroom light turn on....
  • Rove says temporary worker program needed

    11/03/2007 10:24:32 AM PDT · by BGHater · 105 replies · 182+ views
    AP ^ | 02 Nov 2007 | AP
    ODESSA, Texas (AP) - President Bush's former deputy chief of staff, Karl Rove, says the government will need a temporary worker program to be successful with immigration reform. Rove said the program is needed reduce pressure on the nation's border security apparatus. But he says the details of such a program haven't been explained to the American public well. He also says the U.S. Border Patrol will need to be doubled and its budget tripled with 300 miles of fence built. The comments came yesterday as part of the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute's Distinguished Lecture Series at the...
  • The new threat and hidden agenda of Labors new Government

    09/12/2007 7:53:23 AM PDT · by redwill · 3 replies · 364+ views
    Care 2 network ^ | 9/11/07 | Will Fine
    The summer that shook the American workplace The new threat and hidden agenda of Labors new Government By Will Fine, Executive Director National Alliance for Worker and Employer Rights This summer has been the summer that shook the foundations of the Employee -Employer relationship as no time has in nearly thirty years. While our national security is being defended overseas, our domestic security has become imperiled by governmental transformation at the hands of Labor Union Central Command that has deployed a government it can control. The credibility of Congress is at stake to defend a free workplace.
  • Worker tries to steal yacht - one piece at a time

    04/30/2007 9:18:53 AM PDT · by bedolido · 20 replies · 757+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 04-25-2007 | staff writer
    A WORKER at a UK boat-building firm has been caught trying to steal a luxury yacht one piece at a time. James Light, 35, stole hundreds of yacht parts worth Ł55,000 ($133,000) over a period of seven years, Bournemouth Crown Court heard yesterday. He stole the parts from his former employer, Sunseeker.
  • Kmart worker accused of poisoning

    04/11/2007 10:54:34 AM PDT · by bedolido · 27 replies · 988+ views
    charlotteobserver ^ | 4-11-2007 | staff writer
    former Kmart employee was arrested and accused of putting rat poison in packages of ground beef at one of its stores last week, authorities said. Officials said nobody bought the three packages of tainted meat.Karen Wyndham, 45, of Cottageville, S.C., was charged with tampering with consumer products, according to the FBI. She was arrested Monday and released on a personal recognizance bond after appearing in court. The Kmart where Wyndham worked took all packaged meat off its shelves after an employee conducting a routine inspection found that three packages had been tampered with, The Post and Courier of Charleston reported...
  • Alaska faces skilled-worker shortage

    01/29/2007 11:27:14 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 36 replies · 1,606+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 01/25/2007 | Yereth Rosen
    Alaska faces skilled-worker shortage The state's pay premium, which drew outsiders in the 1970s, has dwindled to almost nothing. ANCHORAGE, ALASKA Union apprentices training to build their carpentry skills in this part of Alaska have a nickname for more seasoned co-workers they meet on job sites. "We call them the 'Geriatric Crew,' " says Clint Meyer, one of the 20- and 30-somethings working out of a union- operated training center in south Anchorage. It's an apt description. While Alaska's economy has grown – and its construction business has blossomed – over the last two decades, the pool of skilled construction...
  • FREE TO CHOOSE 8: "Who Protects the Worker?" (Milton Friedman)

    08/16/2006 12:02:37 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 3 replies · 1,116+ views
    Free to Choose ^ | 1980 | Milton Friedman
    FREE TO CHOOSE: Who Protects the Worker? Friedman: People who earn their living in a modern heavy industry seldom engage in the kind of back-breaking toil that was the everyday lot of most workers a century ago. And yet they earn far more. What has produced these improvements? The offhand reaction of most people is likely to be that labor unions are largely responsible for the enormous progress workers have made in the past two centuries. But clearly, at least for the U.S. that cannot be true. After all, in the 19th Century when workers did very well, there were...
  • Worker From The West (Ancient China)

    08/07/2006 5:21:33 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 651+ views
    Worker from the West July 10, 2006 Are new DNA findings a surprise or just one more piece of evidence for China's early connections? (Courtesy Victor Mair) According to a news report from China, DNA analysis indicates that at least one of the workers who constructed the tomb of Qinshihuang, the first emperor of China, was in fact of west Eurasian ancestry. ARCHAEOLOGY talked to the University of Pennsylvania's Victor Mair about this announcement and its implications for understanding ancient connections between China and the West. A professor of Chinese language and literature in the university's department of East Asian...
  • Has YOUR Congressman signed the "Border Security FIRST" Pledge?

    07/07/2006 5:26:33 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 7 replies · 588+ views
    RightMarch ^ | 7-7-06 | William Greene
    Has YOUR Congressman signed the "Border Security FIRST" Pledge, to oppose ANY "immigration bill" that includes ANY "guest worker" or "path to citizenship" amnesty provisions? Doesn't he or she NEED to... NOW? Download the pledge: http://www.rightmarch.com/media/pledge.pdf Until the federal government is willing to enforce the immigration laws that are already on the books, Americans will be highly skeptical of any additional promises to enforce a new and deeply flawed approach -- and rightly so. If recent history is an accurate guide, so-called "guest worker" proposals will only encourage new tidal waves of illegal aliens -- and make America's uncontrolled and...
  • Bush pushes guest worker plan as Republicans duel

    07/05/2006 1:48:43 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 38 replies · 825+ views
    ABC ^ | July 5 2006
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Wednesday vowed to keep working for immigration legislation including a guest worker program, as Republicans held dueling hearings to build support for rival bills. Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter assembled employers and sympathetic politicians to testify in Philadelphia about the country's dependence on the estimated 11 to 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States. Meanwhile, House Republican leaders convened a public hearing at a Border Patrol station in San Diego to highlight the need for stricter enforcement along the U.S. border with Mexico to prevent illegal immigrants entering the country. Bush took...
  • Interior worker charged in Abramoff probe

    06/30/2006 10:15:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 264+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/30/06 | AP
    WASHINGTON - An Interior Department employee is charged with filing a false financial report in a case arising from the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. The misdemeanor charge, filed in federal court, says that Roger Stillwell, an employee of the Interior Department's insular affairs office, knowingly filed a false financial disclosure statement. Prosecutors say Stillwell failed to list gifts he received from a prohibited source. A Justice Department official confirmed that the charge is part of the Abramoff investigation. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the two-page document filed Tuesday by the Justice Department's public integrity section does not...
  • Response from Congressman Farr on immigration bill

    06/11/2006 10:43:32 AM PDT · by Technoman · 25 replies · 1,234+ views
    Response | 06-09-06 | Congressman Sam Farr
    Dear (Technoman) : Thank you for contacting me to share your views on immigration. This is an issue with strong feelings on both sides. I want you to know that I do not support illegal immigration, that I believe all persons should respect and honor our laws for admission to our country and I am grateful for the US Border Patrol and National Guard who regulate our borders to discourage lawbreakers. However, the fact is that 12 million undocumented immigrants reside in the United States . This issue will not go away. We cannot turn our backs on the matter...
  • Neighbors panicky in aftermath of ICE sweeps (San Diego)

    06/10/2006 8:29:20 AM PDT · by Rick Deckard · 72 replies · 1,863+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 6-10-09 | Leslie Berestein
    An eerie quiet has descended over the past week on Fulton Street, a stretch of weather-beaten apartment buildings in eastern Linda Vista that is home to a large number of recent immigrants, some of them legal residents, others not. Some people have skipped work. Others have skipped doctor appointments. Children are walking to school more frequently by themselves, neighbors say, because their parents are afraid to accompany them outside. “Today the migra was here,” explained Jose Cardenas, 30, one of those here legally, on a gray afternoon this week when the sidewalks were empty and the street deserted save for...
  • OHIO FOUNDRY WORKER KILLED IN STEEL PIT

    06/09/2006 8:24:21 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 37 replies · 1,915+ views
    AP News ^ | 9 June 2006
    Foundry worker killed after falling into steel pit. Interesting read. Go to Drudge Report, click on AP Breaking News and find story with the headline above.
  • Sailors Save Iraqi Contract Worker

    05/31/2006 4:34:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 326+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 2nd Class Cassandra Thompson
    KHAWR AL AMAYA OIL TERMINAL, Iraq (NNS) -- The quick response of two USS Port Royal (CG 73) crew members saved the life of an Iraqi contract worker overcome by smoke inhalation while fighting a fire on Khawr Al Amaya oil terminal (KAAOT) May 26. As part of the Commander, Task Group (CTG) 158.1 emergency response team, Chief Hospital Corpsman Doreen Lehner and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Heather Watts were the only medical personnel on the scene when an Iraqi Southern Oil Company worker collapsed due to smoke inhalation. Injuries from smoke inhalation and the toxic by-products of combustion in...
  • <b>USA Citizens Day - July 1st Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration</b>

    05/24/2006 2:27:38 PM PDT · by Angelina211 · 5 replies · 845+ views
    CitizenDay.net ^ | 5/23/2006 | CitizenDay
    USA Citizens Day - July 1st Immigration Control Rally Nationwide Rally on Saturday, July 1st, at noon, at your City HallMay 1st - Million of Illegal Aliens Marched in our StreetsTwelve million illegal aliens demonstrated their political power, and declared May 1st to be A Day Without Undocumented Workers ( illegal aliens ). They boycotted the USA, all US businesses and institutions. Millions of them marched in our streets, carried Mexican flags, shouted "Si se puede!", and demanded new laws from our Congress. July 1st - U.S. Citizens Nationwide Rally for Immigration ControlRally to stop our continuous invasion by...
  • Senate Votes to Hike Illegal Worker Fines

    05/23/2006 5:20:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 723+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/23/06 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Tuesday to fine employers who hire illegal immigrants up to $20,000 for each unauthorized worker, providing teeth to a broad immigration bill before sending it to a final vote later this week. Employers would have to check Social Security numbers and the immigration status of all new hires within 18 months after money is provided to the Homeland Security Department to expand the electronic system for screening workers. "This is probably the single most important thing we can do in terms of reducing the inflow of undocumented workers, making sure we can enforce in a...
  • Immigration Policy Hearing CSPAN2 (pro-guest worker,South Am Minister Testimony)

    05/03/2006 5:28:29 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 9 replies · 838+ views
    www.c-span.org ^ | May 3, 2006 | CSPAN2
    cspan 2 now. Saying the USA must accept internation migration This is foreign ministers giving the talking points of the DNC.
  • St. Joseph the Worker, Memorial, May 1

    05/01/2006 8:16:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies · 504+ views
    Women for Faith and Family.org ^ | n/a | Women for Faith and Family
    Saint Joseph the WorkerMemorialMay 1stSaint JosephWhat we know about the life of Saint Joseph is contained in the gospels of Saint Matthew and Saint Luke. He has become known as the "Just man".The name foster-father of Our Lord appears in local martyrologies of the ninth and tenth centuries. The first church dedicated in his honor was in 1129 in Bologna. Pope Sixtus IV(1471-84) added the feast of Saint Joseph to the Roman Calendar. Pope Pius IX placed the whole Church under the Patronage of Saint Joseph in 1870.In 1989, Pope John Paul II reflected deeply on the life and witness...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-01-06, Opt. St. Joseph the Worker

    05/01/2006 8:07:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies · 276+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 05-01-06 | New American Bible
    May 1, 2006 Monday of the Third Week of Easter Psalm: Monday 19 Reading 1Acts 6:8-15 Stephen, filled with grace and power,was working great wonders and signs among the people.Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,Cyreneans, and Alexandrians,and people from Cilicia and Asia,came forward and debated with Stephen,but they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke.Then they instigated some men to say,“We have heard him speaking blasphemous wordsagainst Moses and God.”They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes,accosted him, seized him,and brought him before the Sanhedrin.They presented false witnesses who testified,“This man...
  • Poultry Worker Opens Fire at Ark. Plant (suspended Tyson Foods Inc. employee)

    04/20/2006 11:49:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,446+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/20/06 | AP
    PINE BLUFF, Ark. - A Tyson Foods Inc. employee who had just been suspended from his job returned to the poultry processing plant carrying two pistols and opened fire, wounding a co-worker before police shot the gunman, officials said. The victim was shot in the groin but listed in good condition at a hospital Thursday morning. The 24-year-old suspected gunman was in critical condition. Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson said the worker had been escorted out of the plant Wednesday evening but reappeared later that night with weapons. "While we're still gathering details, we can tell you plant supervisors began evacuating...
  • A Letter to Illegal Immigrants and Our Elected Officials (Vanity Rant)

    04/02/2006 8:15:35 PM PDT · by mr_hammer · 11 replies · 395+ views
    Vanity Rant! | 4-02-06 | Mr_Hammer
    To those of you who are new to our land it is imperative that you understand our history and culture for we are a nation that is guided by rule of law. Our nation has survived the past two hundred and thirty years adhering to pretty much one single document, THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. It is with in its framework that guarantees the freedom’s many immigrants seek. For the most part, this country thought out its history welcomes all who come to work hard, and follow the laws to make a better life for themselves. Everyone must understand that if...
  • A Clue to Solving Illegal Immigration Problem.

    11/30/2005 1:22:19 AM PST · by Bob Haran · 48 replies · 2,579+ views
    November 30, 2005 | Bob Haran
    Let's face it, our elected officials don't have a clue about how to reduce illegal immigration. After President Bush proposed a guest worker program in January 2004, he repeatedly has said, illegal border crossing must stop. He now says he is looking for an overall strategy to curb illegal immigration. Congress can't agree on what to do about illegal immigration. McCain, Kolbe, Flake and Ted Kennedy, want a guest worker program and also want to allow some undocumented immigrants to become legal residents, but they insist that is not an amnesty. Senator Jon Kyl wants illegal immigrants to go home,...
  • Two Canadians held hostage in Iraq

    11/28/2005 3:54:04 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 6 replies · 729+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | November 28, 2005
    The fate of two Canadians kidnapped in Baghdad hung in the balance last night as questions were raised about the viability of the government's plan to re-open its embassy there next year as planned. The Canadian humanitarian workers were snatched in a violent neighbourhood in western Baghdad along with a British and U.S. citizen. The Canadian government, which has no formal diplomatic presence in Iraq, was frustrated by its inability to help. The government restated its 19-month-old advisory that warns Canadians to stay out of the country. Insurgents have abducted at least 200 foreigners since then, including a handful of...
  • Parrot Worker Left Untreated For Days (H5N1 Flu UK)

    11/12/2005 5:17:55 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 782+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-13-2005 | Philip Edwards
    Parrot worker left untreated for days By Philip Edwards (Filed: 13/11/2005) Crucial treatment for a hospital worker exposed to Britain's first case of deadly bird flu through his other job as a quarantine worker was delayed by at least three days because of a blunder by government officials, the Sunday Telegraph has learnt. Officials at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are understood to have risked an outbreak of the disease by failing to alert local health authorities that Howard Savage urgently needed antiviral treatment. Mr Savage, who runs the quarantine centre where two infected parrots died, approached...