Thursday, June 28, 2007

Supreme Court makes the RIGHT decision!

In a landmark decision that will affect school districts across the country, a deeply divided Supreme Court on Thursday struck down plans in Louisville and Seattle that assigned students to schools based partly on the color of their skin.

Writing for the 5-4 plurality, Chief Justice John Roberts said, "The school districts have not carried their heavy burden of showing that the interest they seek to achieve justifies the extreme means they have chosen -- discriminating among individual students based on race by relying upon racial classifications in making school assignments."

The Louisville case was brought by Crystal Meredith, who tried to enroll her 5-year-old son in kindergarten a couple blocks from their home in the Kentucky city. But officials pointed her elsewhere, to a school that was a 90-minute bus ride away.

A school that was closer to their home, officials told her, couldn't accept another white student like Joshua that year.

Meredith, a single mother, wasn't looking for a fight. After driving Joshua across town to school every day, she decided she'd bypassed the closer school long enough.

She sued and is now at the center of the most significant legal battle over race to reach the Supreme Court in years.

"Joshua was denied entrance to a school for no other reason than racial classification," said Teddy Gordon, Meredith's attorney. "There was room at the school. There were plenty of empty seats. This was a racial quota."

Meredith and other parents who sued the Louisville school district argued that the racial assignment plans amounted to unconstitutional race discrimination.

The school district contended that it wasn't discriminating against anyone, but instead was trying maintain racially balanced and integrated schools for the benefit of all.

The Louisville school district adopted its plan in 2001, and it requires schools to seek a black student enrollment of at least 15 percent and no more than 50 percent.

This is an excellent decision.
You want fairness. Stop seeking discrimination in the first place based on race!
Its as simple as that!

Under its plan, students could choose to attend any of the city's 10, four-year high schools unless they were "oversubscribed" with more students than the school can accommodate.

In that case, the school district looked at several factors when assigning students, including whether their race would contribute to a "racial imbalance" in the school.

A group of parents challenged the school district's assignment plan after their children were not assigned to the high schools of their choice.

The Bush administration has sided with the parents in both cases, arguing that race-based assignment plans violate the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause.

In court papers, Justice Department lawyers said the assignment plans involved "outright racial balancing," which is "patently unconstitutional."

Its funny because this plays out perfectly to another case recently in New York City.

In that case an INDIAN girl was complaining that she could not go to a School because she was a minority and was not able to go to the school because their racial quota was met.

A Brooklyn mother and father got the shock of their lives when school officials informed them their brilliant 11-year-old girl was denied admission to an elite public school - solely because she's of Indian descent.

"I feel bad because I would have gotten in if I was white," Nikita Rau lamented over her failed bid to attend the Mark Twain School, IS 239, in Coney Island, a magnet school for gifted students.

It turns out Mark Twain - unlike all but one other city public school - admits students according to racial quotas established in 1974 by a federal judge who ordered the school's desegregation.

If you are going to complain one way then complaints the other way should be allowed! NO? But if allow them then you are admitting that race discrimination is okay. Which it is NOT!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

This immigration bill is a JOKE!

The more I read about this damn Bill the angrier I get.

The Senate on Wednesday killed a Republican proposal to require all adult illegal immigrants to return home temporarily in order to qualify for permanent lawful status in this country.

The vote was 53-45 to table an amendment by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, that was one of several proposals designed to respond to conservatives who decry President Bush's immigration bill as a form of amnesty.

The bill could grant lawful status to as many as 12 million illegal immigrants as long as they passed background checks and paid fines and fees. Heads of household seeking permanent legal residency would have to return home to apply for green cards, however.

Without her amendment, Hutchison said shortly before the vote, "the amnesty tag that has been put on this bill will remain. It is the key issue in the bill for the American people."

This is flat out BULLSHIT.
This is no other way to call it other than AMNESTY.
HELL even the illegal immigrants and the ones giving them their papers know it.

The head of a Mexican forgery ring was convinced he could make phony documents that illegal aliens could use to indicate fraudulently that they were eligible for a new amnesty, says a government affidavit recounting wiretapped phone calls the man made.

Julio Leija-Sanchez, who ran a $3 million-a-year forgery operation before he was arrested in April, was expecting Congress to pass a legalization program, which he called "amnesty," and said he could forge documents to fool the U.S. government into believing illegal aliens were in the country in time to qualify for amnesty, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent said in the affidavit.

In recounting a wiretapped telephone conversation, ICE agent Jason E. Medica said he heard Mr. Leija-Sanchez tell an associate the forgery ring could "fix his papers" to meet the requirements of a legalization program such as the bill the Senate is debating today.

"When Leija-Sanchez said 'if there's an amnesty, he can fix his papers,' Leija-Sanchez was referring to the possibility of pending legislation which would allow a certain class of illegal aliens to remain in the United States, as long as they can prove a term of residency in the United States with no convictions," agent Medica wrote.

"When Leija-Sanchez said 'he can fix his papers,' he was referring to the fact that the organization could fraudulently create or alter documents to falsely prove the requisite residency period," the agent wrote.

Mr. Leija-Sanchez also used his forgery ring to help smuggle illegal aliens into the country on the understanding they would work for his criminal enterprise. He was arrested on charges of forgery and conspiracy to commit murder.

The Senate immigration bill was resurrected yesterday and is headed for a final vote later this week. It includes a path to citizenship for the 12 million to 20 million estimated illegal aliens as long as they can show they arrived in the country by the beginning of this year.

Its backers say it cracks down on fraud by requiring new legal workers to have a tamper-proof ID, but opponents say it would invite a new wave of illegal aliens with fraudulent documents trying to prove they are eligible for legal status. They point to the 1986 amnesty, in which about a quarter of approved applications were later deemed fraudulent.

We can't check backgrounds now somehow Senators and the PRESIDENT think that with a NEW law they will all of a sudden be able to do so. The bureaucracy already in the federal government is inept. They have shown this time and time again. For some damned reason Bush believes that this bill must be shoved down the American peoples throats. DESPITE 80% of LEGAL Americans not going with it. WTF?

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Okay, Here's your turn Obama... STFU!!

The great uniting presidential hopeful Sen. Barak Obama has once again tickeled my fancy.
Speaking to churchgoers in Hartford, CT, (FYI, my homestate and town where my family is from) Sen. Obama said this,

Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got hijacked," the Democratic presidential candidate said in remarks prepared for delivery before
the national meeting of the United Church of Christ.
"Part of it's because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who've been all too eager to exploit what divides us," the Illinois senator said.
"At every opportunity, they've told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their church, while suggesting to the rest of the country that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion and gay
, school prayer and intelligent design," according to an advance copy of his speech.
"There was even a time when the ChristianCoalition determined that its number one legislative priority was tax cuts for the rich," Obama said. "I don't know what Bible they're reading, but it doesn't jibe with my version."

Hey Obama! What about radical muslims hijacking the religion of Islam, huh?
Hey Obanimal! This speech is supossed to unite????
Hey Owhatsyourface that Ted Kennedy name can't say for the life of him! Wasn't it you that vowed to run a campaign void of slinging mud on other candidates? Blew that one too, didn't ya!
But hey, what do I know huh? I just a American right-wing Chritian that only cares about issues like abortion, gay marriage, school prayer, intelligent design (and science!), and keeping the governments grubby hands off my hard earned money and business!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

A step in the right direction...

House votes to ban aid to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to
prohibit any aid to Saudi Arabia as lawmakers accused the close ally of
religious intolerance and bankrolling terrorist organizations.
prohibition, reflecting persistent tensions with the kingdom after the September
11 attacks on the United States in 2001, was attached to a foreign aid funding
bill for next year that has not yet been debated by the Senate.

MM says, "Wow!"

No kidding there! And I second that! U.S and Saudi relationship, to me, has always been... wierd.
I had known military buddies saying they hated it there. Not a fun place to be, very strict and rigid rules; another day, another blog on that one. We had a few bases there essential for missions during the Gulf War.
Me thinks (hee hee) ,after 9-11 in which the majority of the hijackers were Saudi citizens, our relationship really went sour. Frankly, I could care frackin' (eh hem BSG fans) 2 pennies of Saudi Arabia, espcially after saving there asses in the first Gulf War and the thanks we get afterwards. The main reason we remain friends, and I use that term loosely, is becuase of oil! No doubt there folks. But, Suadi's govt., the royal twits, who or whatever's lack of involvement in bringing peace to region is what pisses me off! Name it: Iran, Isreal/Palestinian, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq; where are they in negotiating peace!?! Nowhere!
Saudi religious fanaticism is the main reason why I think they should go fuck themselves in the first place. Whahabiism is intolerant and the most hateful forms of Islam. Yet U.S. and Saudi remained allies and was getting taxpayer financial aid for years now? Fuck That!! All that fukkin oil revenue and they need aid from us! No way Abdul!

Surprisingly is this Democrat Party controlled congress vote to ban aid to Saudi!
Is it congress finally getting the point, with the lowest approval gallup poll ratings EVER of 24%, that the majority of Americans are fed up with the war (and I am by FAR not anti-war!) and the way it has been lead. Americans have been screaming about the other Islamic states in the region being accountable for the lack of control there. Hopefully the senate will follow the House's lead on this ban of aid to Saudi Arabia also.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

What Media Bias?

The following 144 journalists made campaign contributions from 2004 through the first quarter of 2007, according to Federal Election Commission records studied by

Key: (D) contributed to Democrats or liberal causes, (R) to Republicans and conservative causes.


(D) ABC News, Mary Fulginiti, "Primetime" correspondent. Click for details.

(D) ABC affiliate in Boston, WCVB, Sangita Chandra, producer. Click for details.

(D) ABC affiliate in Wichita, KAKE, Susan Peters, anchor. Click for details.

(D) CBS News, Serena Altschul, correspondent for "CBS Sunday Morning." Click for details.

(D) CBS News, Edward H. Forgotson Jr., producer, "CBS Sunday Morning." Click for details.

(D) CBS affiliate in Boston, WBZ, Liz Walker, newsmagazine host. Click for details.

(D) CBS affiliate in Los Angeles, KCBS, Claudia Bill, news writer. Click for details.

(D) CBS affiliate in Memphis, WREG, Markova Reed, anchors the morning and noon news. Click for details.

(D) CNN, Guy Raz, Jerusalem correspondent, now defense correspondent for National Public Radio. Click for details.

(R) CW affiliate in Chicago, WGN, Jay Congdon, news producer. Click for details.

(R) CW affiliate in Los Angeles, KTLA, Diana Chi, news writer. Click for details.

(R) Fox News Channel, Ann Stewart Banker, producer for Bill O'Reilly's "The O'Reilly Factor." Click for details.

(D) Fox News Channel, Codie Brooks, researcher for Brit Hume's "Special Report." Click for details.

(D) Fox affiliate in Omaha, KPTM, Calvert Collins, reporter. Click for details.

(D) Fox affiliate in Minneapolis, KMSP, Alix Kendall, morning anchor. Click for details.

(D) Fox affiliate in Washington, D.C., WTTG, Laura Evans, anchor. Click for details.

(R) MSNBC, Joe Scarborough, host of "Morning Joe" and "Scarborough Country." Click for details.

(D) MTV News, Gideon Yago, "Choose or Lose" presidential correspondent. Click for details.

(D) NBC News, Victoria Corderi, "Dateline" correspondent. Click for details.

(R) PBS affiliate in New York, Thirteen/WNET, Rafael Roman, host, "New York Voices." Click for details.

(D) Independent station KTVK, Phoenix, Steve Bodinet, reporter. Click for details.



(D), Rachel Schwanewede, senior editor, Click for details.

(D), Joel Widzer, travel columnist. Click for details.

(D), Gary Kamiya, writer at large and former executive editor. Click for details.

(D), Katharine Mieszkowski, reporter. Click for details.



(D) The Atlantic Monthly, Martha Spaulding, assistant managing editor. Click for details.

(D) Business Week, Prudence Crowther, chief copy editor. Click for details.

(D) The Economist, Andreas Kluth, technology correspondent. Click for details.

(D) The Economist, Joanne Ramos, financial writer. Click for details.

(R) Forbes, Jean A. Briggs, assistant managing editor. Click for details.

(R) Forbes, Robert Lenzner, national editor. Click for details.

(D) Forbes, Tatiana Serafin, senior reporter. Click for details.

(D) Inc., Jane Berentson, editor. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, David Denby, film critic. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, Henry Finder, editorial director and books editor. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, Tad Friend, Hollywood reporter. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, Ann Goldstein, head of copy department. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, John Lahr, theater critic. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, Janet Malcolm, writer. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, George Packer, war correspondent. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, Mark Singer, profile writer. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, Judith Thurman, writer. Click for details.

(D) Newsweek, Temma Ehrenfeld, associate editor. Click for details.

(D & R) Newsweek, Jane Bryant Quinn, personal finance columnist. Click for details.

(D) Newsweek, Anne Underwood, correspondent on health and medical stories. Click for details.

(D) Rolling Stone, Jason Fine, deputy managing editor. Click for details.

(D) Rolling Stone, David Swanson, assistant editor. Click for details.

(D) Rolling Stone, Jann Wenner, editor and publisher. Click for details.

(D) Time, Jim Frederick, senior editor. Click for details.

(D) U.S. News & World Report, Michael Freeman, researcher. Click for details.

(D) U.S. News & World Report, Amanda Spake, senior writer. Click for details.

(D) Vanity Fair, Elise O'Shaughnessy, contributing editor. Click for details.

(D) Vanity Fair, Michael Shnayerson, contributing editor. Click for details.



(in order by approximate circulation)

(D) McClatchy Newspapers, Beryl Adcock, news desk chief, Washington bureau. Click for details.

(D) The Wall Street Journal, Krishnan Amantharaman, managing editor of the classroom edition. Click for details.

(D) The Wall Street Journal, Henny Sender, senior special writer. Click for details.

(D) The Wall Street Journal, Eben Shapiro, editor of the Weekend Journal. Click for details.

(D) The New York Times, Randy Cohen, ethics columnist. Click for details.

(D) The New York Times, Christine Muhlke, deputy editor, style magazine. Click for details.

(D & R) The New York Times, Nancy Tilghman, freelance writer. Click for details.

(D) Los Angeles Times, Nick Cuccia, design editor. Click for details.

(D) Los Angeles Times, Manohla Dargis, film critic, now at The New York Times. Click for details.

(D) Los Angeles Times, Dan Neil, automobile critic. Click for details.

(R) Los Angeles Times, Charles Perry, food writer. Click for details.

(D) New York Daily News, Celia McGee, reporter, and freelancer for The New York Times. Click for details.

(D) New York Daily News, Matthew Roberts, photographer. Click for details.

(R) The Washington Post, Stephen Hunter, film critic. Click for details.

(D) The Chicago Tribune, Maureen Ryan, entertainment reporter. Click for details.

(D) The Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein, classical music critic. Click for details.

(D) San Francisco Chronicle, William Pates, letters editor for the editorial page. Click for details.

(D) Newsday, Long Island, Rita Hall, section designer/artist/writer. Click for details.

(D) The Boston Globe, Rebecca Ostriker, arts editor/writer. Click for details.

(D) The Boston Globe, Henry Riemer, sports statistician. Click for details.

(R) The Star-Ledger, Newark, Robin Gaby Fisher, feature writer. Click for details.

(D) Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Barbara Haugen, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Detroit Free Press, Susan Hall-Balduf, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Detroit Free Press, Joel Thurtell, reporter. Click for details.

(D) The Oregonian, Portland, Steve Amick, reporter. Click for details.

(R) The Miami Herald, Harry Broertjes, copy editor/page designer. Click for details.

(R) The San Diego Union-Tribune, Joe Cline, graphic artist. Click for details.

(D) The San Diego Union-Tribune, Penni Crabtree, business reporter. Click for details.

(D) The San Diego Union-Tribune, Bob Elledge, assistant news editor. Click for details.

(D) The San Diego Union-Tribune, Shaffer Grubb, graphic artist. Click for details.

(D) The San Diego Union-Tribune, Arline Smith, news production editor. Click for details.

(D) The San Diego Union-Tribune, Charlie Smith, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) The Sun, Baltimore, John Scholz, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) San Jose Mercury News, Rachel Wilner, sports editor. Click for details.

(D) Boston Herald, Chris Donnelly, news librarian. Click for details.

(D) South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Ethan Skolnick, sports columnist. Click for details.

(D) Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Randy Galloway, sports columnist. Click for details.

(D) Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Vincent Langford, sports copy editor. Click for details.

(D) The Hartford Courant, Nancy Gallinger, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) The Hartford Courant, Bill Lewis, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Richmond Times-Dispatch, Michael Hardy, state political reporter. Click for details.

(D) Richmond Times-Dispatch, Pam Mastropaolo, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Contra Costa Times, Calif., Robert Taylor, fine arts reporter. Click for details.

(D) The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Calif., Mark Benoit, wire editor. Click for details.

(D) The Palm Beach Post, Fla., George McEvoy, columnist. Click for details.

(R) The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Barbara Bradley, fashion editor. Click for details.

(D) The Des Moines Register, Stephen P. Dinnen, business reporter. Click for details.

(D) The Honolulu Advertiser, Chris Neil, wire editor. Click for details.

(D) The Blade, Toledo, James Bradley, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Lexington Herald-Leader, Brian Throckmorton, copy desk chief. Click for details.

(R) The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa., Beth Hudson, sports reporter. Click for details.

(D) The Daytona Beach, Fla., News-Journal, Marc Davidson, editor. Click for details.

(D) Albany, N.Y., Times Union, Greg Montgomery, graphic design editor. Click for details.

(R) The Washington Times, Gary Arnold, film critic. Click for details.

(D) San Gabriel Valley Newspapers, Calif., Eric Terrazas, sports editor. Click for details.

(R) The New York Sun, Liz Peek, financial columnist. Click for details.

(D) The Lincoln, Neb., Journal Star, Paul Fell, editorial cartoonist. Click for details.

(D) The Lincoln, Neb., Journal Star, Sylvia Hermanson, copy editor. Click for details.

(R) The Macon, Ga., Telegraph, Stephen "Keich" Whicker, local government reporter. Click for details.

(D) New Hampshire Union Leader, David Johnson, sports copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Corpus Christi, Texas, Caller-Times, Elvia Aguilar, business writer. Click for details.

(D) National Catholic Reporter, Margot Patterson, senior writer and arts/opinion editor. Click for details.

(D) York, Pa., Daily Record, Teresa Cook, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Muskegon, Mich., Chronicle, Terry Judd, reporter and chief of the Grand Haven bureau. Click for details.

(D) Fort Wayne, Ind., News-Sentinel, Fran Adler, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Fort Wayne, Ind., News-Sentinel, Faith Van Gilder, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Times, Whit Griswold, copy editor. Click for details.



(D) Air America and CBS Radio, Betsy Rosenberg-Zimmerman, environment talk show host and environment reporter. Click for details.

(D) National Public Radio, Corey Flintoff, newscaster. Click for details.

(D) National Public Radio, Michelle Trudeau, correspondent. Click for details.

(D) NPR affiliate in Washington, WAMU, Susan Goodman, reporter. Click for details.

(D) WWJ News Radio, Detroit, Vickie B. Thomas, reporter. Click for details.


Wire services:

(D) Bloomberg News, Katherine Burton, reporter. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, Robert Dieterich, energy editor. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, Joshua Fellman, reporter in Asia. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, Robert Houck, multimedia news editor. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, Milanee Kapadia, reporter. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, James Polson, reporter on energy and utilities. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, Carlos Torres, reporter in Washington. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, Robert Urban, real estate reporter. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, John Wydra, radio newscaster. Click for details.

(D) Dow Jones Newswires, Samuel J. Favate Jr., editor. Click for details.

(D) Dow Jones Newswires, Billy Mallard, credit markets editor. Click for details.

(D) Reuters, Lisa von Ahn, news desk editor. Click for details.

(D) Reuters, Michael Erman, reporter. Click for details.


Non-English-language news organizations:

(D) La Stampa, newspaper in Turin, Italy, Paolo Mastrolilli, New York correspondent. Click for details.

(D) New Delhi Television, Stephen Marks, reporter. Click for details.

(D) The Korea Daily News, Chang W. Kim, journalist. Click for details.

(D) Pakistan TV, Jack Khangura, reporter. Click for details.

(D) Oriental Daily, Chun Fai Cheng, reporter. Click for details.

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Need help filing for government financial aid? Illegal Alien, no problem!
Here is instructions, step by step to file for aid. Want in-state tuition fees? Just be sure you pick the right state!

This page contains information about financial aid and scholarships for undocumented students and illegal aliens. (The terms "undocumented student",
"illegal alien", and "illegal immigrant" are used interchangeably and intentionally in this page to enable this page to be found by students who are trying to find information about scholarships for undocumented students.)
Financial aid is generally not available for undocumented students and illegal aliens. The majority of all student aid, including Federal student aid, requires the recipient to be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) or an eligible non-citizen. There are, however, a few states that allow undocumented students to qualify for in-state tuition rates. There are also several private scholarships available to undocumented students.

In-State Tuition
There is a conflict between Federal and State law regarding the eligibility of undocumented students for in-state tuition rates. Federal law passed in 1996 prohibits illegal aliens from receiving in-state tuition rates at public institutions of higher education. Specifically, Section 505 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (Title 8, Chapter 14, Sec. 1623(a)) states: "an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a State (or a political subdivision) for any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such a benefit (in no less an amount, duration, and scope) without regard to whether the
citizen or national is such a resident."
Several states -- Texas, California, New York, Utah, Illinois, Washington, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas -- have passed state laws providing in-state tuition benefits to illegal aliens who have attended high school in the state for three or more years. Similar legislation is pending in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland (legislation passed, but awaiting governor's signature), Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. (Wisconsin also passed such a law, but the governor vetoed it.) Also, some schools in Georgia provide in-state tuition benefits to illegal aliens. The Texas law also allows illegal aliens to receive state
student financial aid.

But wait there's more! Not only this site tells which illegals how to file for financial aid and which states give in-state tuition to illegals but tugs on the hearts of all those who are so compasionate for the children and family of those how violated our laws and security this republic.

The heart of the controversy concerning in-state tuition for illegal immigrants is a conflict between pragmatism, compassion and fairness. On the one hand, why should children of illegal immigrants be punished for violations of immigration law by their parents or for delays caused by INS bureaucracy? Denying illegal aliens in-state tuition rates denies most of them access to a higher education. Many of these students will eventually become legal residents. One can also argue that the cost of not helping these students pursue a higher education is greater than the cost of helping them.

Give me a friggin' break!
Denying illegal aliens in-state tuition denies them higher education!?!
Really? AWWWW ssooo soowwwy! There are Americans in the same damn boat okay!
You know, here's a thought; how many will get educated here in America, at taxpayers expense, and leave!?! How many will say, "hey thanks American suckers! See-ya!"
And so how does a student eagerly seeking higher education get around the FAFSA requirements? Here:

Federal Student Aid
If the student is a US Citizen but one or more parents are undocumented, the student is eligible for federal student aid. However, if the parents supply a fake or stolen social security number (SSN) on the form, the student's FAFSA will be rejected when the parent's social security number fails to match. The FAFSA may also be rejected when the parents submit a SSN or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) that is valid for work purposes only. If the parents do not have a social security number or the social security number fails the match, they should use 000-00-0000 as their social security number on the FAFSA form.

So folks, another round of applause please for sanctuary states and cities, oh... and sanctuary congress too!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Media Bias anyone?

Soooo anyone care to argue media bias?

Here is a story about a recent Purdue Scientific study on the WTC collapse.

Computer simulation studies WTC collapse

INDIANAPOLIS — A computer simulation of the 2001 World Trade Center attacks supports a federal agency's findings that the initial impact from the hijacked airplanes stripped away crucial fireproofing material and that the weakened towers collapsed under their own weight.

The two-year Purdue University study, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, was the first to use 3-D animation to provide visual context to the attacks, said Christoph Hoffmann, a professor of computer science and one of the lead researchers on the project.

"One thing it does point out... is the absolute essential nature of fireproofing steel structures," Hoffmann told The Associated Press. "This is something that wasn't done originally in the World Trade Center when it was built. It wasn't code at that time."

Mete Sozen, a professor of structural engineering and a lead investigator on the simulation, said Purdue researchers hope their work leads to better structural design and building codes to prevent similar collapses.

"In the unfortunate development that we shall have to design structures to survive such events, the methods we have developed and will be developing will be of great use to designers," Sozen said.

The animation, intended in part to help engineers design safer buildings, begins with a map of lower Manhattan as it appeared on Sept. 11, 2001. The video then shows a plane slicing through several stories of the World Trade Center's north tower and follows the disintegrating plane through the interior and out the opposite side.

The report concludes that the weight of the aircraft's fuel, when ignited, produced "a flash flood of flaming liquid" that knocked out a number of structural columns within the building and removed the fireproofing insulation from other support structures, Hoffmann said.

The simulation also found that the airplane's metal skin peeled away shortly after impact and shows how the titanium jet engine shafts flew through the building like bullets.

Ayhan Irfanoglu, a Purdue professor of civil engineering, said half of the building's weight-bearing columns were concentrated at the cores of the towers.

"When that part is wiped out, the structure comes down," Irfanoglu said. "We design structures with some extra capacity to cover some uncertainties, but we never anticipate such heavy demand coming from an aircraft impact. If the columns were distributed, maybe, the fire could not take them out so easily."

A 2005 report following a three-year investigation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a federal engineering agency, recommended that cities raise fire standards for skyscrapers and develop new materials that can better protect tall buildings from fire. That analysis did not blame the collapse on the steel or design of the towers, but instead focused on the damage to the fireproofing.

Shyam Sunder, the lead NIST investigator, said he was aware of the Purdue study and called it and his own agency's study "among probably the most prominent analyses that have been conducted in the United States."

The animation is the latest project by the Purdue team to assess the structural damage from the Sept. 11 attacks. The team also studied the impact of the crash into the Pentagon.

Cool so USAtoday reported it.
Or did they?
I looked in the TECH SECTION of USAtoday and NOWHERE did I find this headline in there.

I even looked on CBS front page they did mention 9/11 but they did not mention this study.

Just for shits and giggles I even went to Americas most TRUST news source (LMFAO)

Very Very interesting I would say.
But here we go to Fox News and what do we have here?

Those crazy guys at fox reporting news!? Get outa town. LOL..

Another interesting thing to see is when you do a Google search for who has the story and how the headlines are spun you get some interesting headlines.

My favorites.

USA Today : Computer simulation studies WTC collapse
Fox News : Study Backs Up Feds' Theory of Why World Trade Center Collapsed on Sept. 11
Newsday : WTC attack simulation supports feds' findings
Guardian Unlimited : Simulation Finds 9/11 Fireproofing Key
Washington Post : Simulation Finds 9/11 Fireproofing Key


Below is the video:

More on Purdue's Scientific Model
That is what you call a TRUTH MOVEMENT!!!

Too little rain...

..must be global warming. Too little rain, well that is global warming too.

Jun. 19 - California's dry spell has cities looking for ways to conserve water.

But a Columbia University researcher isn't referring to the dry spell as a drought. He sees it as a transition to a more arid climate. Unlike past droughts, the culprit, he says, is global warming.

Yeap they are blaming global warming on a drought in California.
Wait its raining like crazy in China

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain have killed 36 people and left 13 missing in southwest and central China, state media reported Wednesday.

The deaths are in addition to the 128 who died last week from flooding in other parts of southern China.

The official Xinhua news agency said the latest deaths came in Chongqing municipality and in Sichuan and Guizhou provinces in southwest China and in Hubei province in central China.

About 292,000 people had been relocated as of Wednesday because of the floods, a spokesman with the Ministry of Civil Affairs was quoted as saying.

The flood also triggered landslides, inundated croplands and cut off telecommunications, electricity and water supplies, he said.

More than 17,000 homes were destroyed, Xinhua said.

But hell we don't have to go too far to see problems with flooding.
Lets head over just 3 states from California to Texas

Two children among the dead; many residents are left stranded on rooftops
By The Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Texas — Torrential overnight rainfall flooded a handful of North Texas towns Monday, killing at least four people and stranding residents and their pets on the roofs of their homes.

A 5-year-old girl and her grandmother were swept to their deaths after the family’s mobile home was carried off its foundation and lodged against a bridge above a swollen creek in this city along the Oklahoma border, said Cpl. Mike Linnell of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Divers were searching for the girl’s sister, while the mother was pulled to safety.

In Haltom City, a Fort Worth suburb, a 4-year-old girl died after she was swept away by rushing water. Alexandria Collins’ body was found more than two hours later.

The girl’s mother, Natasha Collins, told KXAS-TV of Dallas that the last time she saw her daughter was “when the current took her out of my arms. We reached the boat, and the boat capsized.”

However, firefighters said the girl already was missing by the time they pulled her mother onto a boat. Lt. Kent Worley, a spokesman for the Fort Worth Fire Department, said that boat never capsized and that he didn’t know of other boats involved in the rescue.

A woman died in Sherman, about 60 miles northwest of Dallas, after her car stalled in rising water and was swept away, Sherman police Sgt. Bruce Dawsey said.

About 125 residents of a Sherman nursing home were evacuated, and an unknown number of people were rescued from an office building where the roof started caving in, Dawsey said.

Wait lets head on over to the northeast for more

ROSCOE, N.Y. (AP) _ Up to four people were missing after flash floods in the southern edge of the Catskill Mountains.

Six to eight inches of rain fell in two hours late Tuesday night, sending flood waters surging and washing out roads. Roscoe's fire chief Steve Chesney told the Times Herald-Record of Middletown that several houses "were pushed around" by floodwaters.

State police said Wednesday morning that a search began for four people who were not accounted for after the floods. Searchers located two people, but it was unclear if they were among the four originally reported missing, according to state police in Liberty.

Details about the search were sketchy, in part because phone lines were down and cell service is spotty in this rural area 100 miles northwest of New York City.

Severe thunderstorms tore across the state Tuesday from Buffalo to Albany. Several thousand utility customers in western New York were still without power Wednesday morning after severe thunderstorms tore across the upstate region yesterday.

Yes folks apparently any weather pattern outside of either 1 inch of rain, or average rain fall annually, or anything above or below the average temperature is attributed to Global Warming which of course, is our fault.

Anyone else see how ridiculous this shit is?

Monday, June 18, 2007

This week in Global Warming.

First we have the father of Climatology:

Reid Bryson, known as the father of scientific climatology, considers global warming a bunch of hooey.

The UW-Madison professor emeritus, who stands against the scientific consensus on this issue, is referred to as a global warming skeptic. But he is not skeptical that global warming exists, he is just doubtful that humans are the cause of it.

There is no question the earth has been warming. It is coming out of the "Little Ice Age," he said in an interview this week.

"However, there is no credible evidence that it is due to mankind and carbon dioxide. We've been coming out of a Little Ice Age for 300 years. We have not been making very much carbon dioxide for 300 years. It's been warming up for a long time," Bryson said.

The Little Ice Age was driven by volcanic activity. That settled down so it is getting warmer, he said.

Humans are polluting the air and adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, but the effect is tiny, Bryson said.

"It's like there is an elephant charging in and you worry about the fact that there is a fly sitting on its head. It's just a total misplacement of emphasis," he said. "It really isn't science because there's no really good scientific evidence."

Just because almost all of the scientific community believes in man-made global warming proves absolutely nothing, Bryson said. "Consensus doesn't prove anything, in science or anywhere else, except in democracy, maybe."

Bryson, 87, was the founding chairman of the department of meteorology at UW-Madison and of the Institute for Environmental Studies, now known as the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. He retired in 1985, but has gone into the office almost every day since. He does it without pay.

"I have now worked for zero dollars since I retired, long enough that I have paid back the people of Wisconsin every cent they paid me to give me a wonderful, wonderful career. So we are even now. And I feel good about that," said Bryson.

So, if global warming isn't such a burning issue, why are thousands of scientists so concerned about it?

"Why are so many thousands not concerned about it?" Bryson shot back.

"There is a lot of money to be made in this," he added. "If you want to be an eminent scientist you have to have a lot of grad students and a lot of grants. You can't get grants unless you say, 'Oh global warming, yes, yes, carbon dioxide.'"

Speaking out against global warming is like being a heretic, Bryson noted.

And it's not something that he does regularly.

"I can't waste my time on that, I have too many other things to do," he said.

But if somebody asks him for his opinion on global warming, he'll give it. "And I think I know about as much about it as anybody does."

Up against his students' students: Reporters will often call the meteorology building seeking the opinion of a scientist and some beginning graduate student will pick up the phone and say he or she is a meteorologist, Bryson said. "And that goes in the paper as 'scientists say.'"

The word of this young graduate student then trumps the views of someone like Bryson, who has been working in the field for more than 50 years, he said. "It is sort of a smear."

Bryson said he recently wrote something on the subject and two graduate students told him he was wrong, citing research done by one of their professors. That professor, Bryson noted, is probably the student of one of his students.

"Well, that professor happened to be wrong," he said.

"There is very little truth to what is being said and an awful lot of religion. It's almost a religion. Where you have to believe in anthropogenic (or man-made) global warming or else you are nuts."

While Bryson doesn't think that global warming is man-made, he said there is some evidence of an effect from mankind, but not an effect of carbon dioxide.

For example, in Wisconsin in the last 100 years the biggest heating has been around Madison, Milwaukee and in the Southeast, where the cities are. There was a slight change in the Green Bay area, he said. The rest of the state shows no warming at all.

"The growth of cities makes it hotter, but that was true back in the 1930s, too," Bryson said. "Big cities were hotter than the surrounding countryside because you concentrate the traffic and you concentrate the home heating. And you modify the surface, you pave a lot of it."

Bryson didn't see Al Gore's movie about global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth."

"Don't make me throw up," he said. "It is not science. It is not true."

Then we have the UN blaming DARFUR on Climate Change (notice that new twist folks. Climate CHANGE not Global Warming.) Because we all know that the Climate is not supposed to change but STAY THE SAME! Yeah... Okay.. You idiots keep believing this shit.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that the slaughter in Darfur was triggered by global climate change and that more such conflicts may be on the horizon, in an article published Saturday.

"The Darfur conflict began as an ecological crisis, arising at least in part from climate change," Ban said in a Washington Post opinion column.

UN statistics showed that rainfall declined some 40 percent over the past two decades, he said, as a rise in Indian Ocean temperatures disrupted monsoons.

"This suggests that the drying of sub-Saharan Africa derives, to some degree, from man-made global warming," the South Korean diplomat wrote.

Then we have THIS from NOAA

NOAA says it uses these 1,221 weather stations -- which like the ones in Uniontown and New Castle are overseen by local National Weather Service offices and usually tended to by volunteers -- because they have been providing reliable temperature data since at least 1900.

But Anthony Watts of Chico, Calif., suspects NOAA temperature readings are not all they're cracked up to be. As the former TV meteorologist explains on his sophisticated, newly hatched Web site, he has set out to do what big-time armchair-climate modelers like Hansen and no one else has ever done - physically quality-check each weather station to see if it's being operated properly.

To assure accuracy, stations (essentially older thermometers in little four-legged wooden sheds or digital thermometers mounted on poles) should be 100 feet from buildings, not placed on hot concrete, etc. But as photos on Watts' site show, the station in Forest Grove, Ore., stands 10 feet from an air-conditioning exhaust vent. In Roseburg, Ore., it's on a rooftop near an AC unit. In Tahoe, Calif., it's next to a drum where trash is burned.

Watts, who says he's a man of facts and science, isn't jumping to any rash conclusions based on the 40-some weather stations his volunteers have checked so far. But he said Tuesday that what he's finding raises doubts about NOAA's past and current temperature reports.

"I believe we will be able to demonstrate that some of the global warming increase is not from CO2 but from localized changes in the temperature-measurement environment."

Wow that sounds really similar to what Bryson was saying about localized Weather Changes because of Streets being paved etc. Hmmmmm....

But wait there is more:

Meanwhile, you probably missed the latest about 2006. As NOAA reported on May 1 - with minimum mainstream-media fanfare - 2006 actually was the second- warmest year ever recorded in America, not the first. At an annual average of 54.9 degrees F, it was a whopping 0.08 degrees cooler than 1998, still the hottest year.

Nope I did not hear that at all. Interesting.

But there are stories like this that run nation wide:

BARAGA, Mich. — "Where did the water go?" asks Ted Shalifor, manager of a marina and campground on Lake Superior's Chippewa Indian Reservation.

The water on Lake Superior is so low that he couldn't put his docks in the water this year. Where he used to see water, he now sees sandbars.

Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake, has dropped to its lowest level in 81 years. The water is 20 inches below average and a foot lower than just a year ago.

Lake Huron and Lake Michigan are at low levels, as well, although not quite as extreme.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and elsewhere study whether Lake Superior's low water levels are a result of global warming. The average water temperature of Lake Superior has risen 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit since 1979.

A drought and warm weather are the immediate cause of the drop in water levels. In the past year, precipitation was 6 inches less than the average of 31 inches. The lake's southern shore had a green Christmas in 2006. The ice and snow pack that usually cover the lake arrived late, allowing water to evaporate.

Ok folks you need to understand something here. WATER EVAPORATING DOES NOT MEAN IT DISAPPEARS and goes nowhere. It turns into precipitation. Which comes BACK down in the from of rain or snow.

In any case anyone notice the floods in China and elsewhere this year? Jet steam anyone?

So next year when the water is over flowing will that ALSO be blamed on Global Warming? Hmmmmm.... I would say yes.

20/20 Stupid in America

This is a very EYE OPENING piece by 20/20.

I love how 20/20 even tacked the BS about schools needing more money to teach these kids. I love how we are already spending 10K per student and its still not working. Yet schools in other nations spend a FRACTION of what we do and still get our ASSES kicked in international tests. I mean MY GOD in this piece you have High School students that are asked a basic question about the CIVIL WAR. What was the main reason for the conflict during the Civil War. You think WOW HOW SIMPLE but she didn't know!?

Another great point brought up by 20/20 was the fact that schools in America are not based on choices. And that the money for each student is not attached to the individual student but to the School. That is the main flaw I think. You need to make it a competition for whom can get the best grades for their kids and teach them the best to attract that money. The increased performance benefits the kids as well as parents and the nation as a whole.

Perfect example. My son needs to start Pre-K. So far he has been at home with his mom for the last year or so and the improvement with her at home is amazing. As compared to when he was in Kinder Care which supposedly is good but it was not ANY BETTER even at 700 dollar a MONTH! But now we have to put him into school and our Public Schools are HORRIBLE. Some are better in another area but we are being forced to go to a school in our area even though it is BELOW AVERAGE and has been so for years with no progress. We have lived in the area for 3 years and NOTHING has improved other than the school becoming a Charter School but the jury is still out on what progress is going to come from that. I am not going to take that risk with my child, so we made the decision to send our child to Private School and will continue to do so as long as possible to give my son an advantage over everyone else in terms of education. And you best to believe that we will be attending every event the school has and keep tabs on his progress as well as the schools progress.

The best thing that can happen to schools is that Parents are given a CHOICE on where they send their child. And that the money PER CHILD state wide is attached to the CHILD and NOT to the school. Enough of this endless and mindless system we have where kids are FORCED to go to schools that are horrible and where teachers do nothing but accept the status quo. Its time to clean house as well on some of these failing schools. ASAP.

UNIONS are the biggest thing holding back any progress in schools.
They rally against an OBVIOUS thing to help improve the situations in schools. Which is to be able to have your own choice in which school you go to. Hell you can't fire a bad teacher in many cases. UNLESS of course the teacher teaches religion in school but sexual scandal no problem, you can't teach worth a shit, NO PROBLEM.

All these teachers do in these unions are promote the status quo. Not let parents choose schools and are against anything that involves voucher programs as seen in Florida with the teachers Unions. Its a damn shame. And I THINK its because most of these teachers are AVID socialists that believe that the STATE is the only solution for any of these kids or citizens in general. What a damn shame.

We need some MAJOR reform in school.

This is where step 2 of my plan comes in

PORTLAND - Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials arrested 165 people Tuesday after raiding three locations looking for undocumented workers.

raidAmerican Staffing Resources is a contract company that provides staffing service for fruit and vegetable processing plant, Fresh Del Monte.

ICE officials raided the ASR office on North Lombard, their satellite office inside Fresh Del Monte and Fresh Del Monte itself. It was at these locations where officials arrested three managers for knowingly hiring undocumented workers and supplying them with false documentation.

The investigation began six months ago after officials received tips. Investigators then sent in an undercover informant posing as someone looking for employment at Fresh Del Monte.

He was told by an ASR representative that a fake social security card would be O.K., as long as it looked like an official government document.

Officials say up to 90 employees had fraudulent or forged social security cards, some of which displayed the real social security of juveniles, the elderly or people who have died. Fake green cards were issued as well.

All but 30 of the 165 people taken into custody will be transported to a federal facility in Tacoma, Wash. Those 30 were released for health reasons or to care for dependents, but they too face a federal immigration judge.

Portland Mayor Tom Potter says he's unhappy with how the raids were carried out.

He released this statement: "I am angered by this morning's arrest by federal officers of approximately 150 Portland residents who were working at a local produce company. I certainly understand why federal officials executed criminal warrants against three individuals who stole and sold Social Security numbers. But to go after local workers who are here to support their families while filling the demands of local businesses for their labor is bad policy."

You create a system where employers HAVE TO check the legal status of employees or else face STIFF fines. The fact that nowhere in this story do you see any reference for the employer to be fined is annoying.

Stop the demand and the supply will stop.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Loops Holes Already found in immigration bill

I'll let this list speak for itself.

For example, one loophole in the “enforcement trigger” fails to require the U.S. VISIT system – the biometric border check-in/check-out system established by Congress in 1996, but never implemented – to be fully functioning before new worker or amnesty programs begin. Without the system in place, the U.S. has no method of ensuring that workers and their families do not overstay their visas.

Another flaw in the legislation prevents the benefits of merit-based immigration from taking full effect until 2016. Until then, chain migration into the U.S. will actually triple, compared to a disproportionately low increase in skill-based immigration. As a result, the merit-based system in the bill is only a shell of what it should have been.

A third loophole in the bill allows immigrants to avoid demonstrating a proficiency in English for more than a decade. Illegal aliens are not required to learn English to receive full “probationary benefits” of citizenship. Passing a basic English test is only required for the third Z-visa renewal, twelve years after amnesty is granted.

* Loophole 1 – Legal Status Before Enforcement:

Amnesty benefits do not wait for the “enforcement trigger.” After filing an application and waiting 24 hours, illegal aliens will receive full “probationary benefits,” complete with the ability to legally live and work in the U.S., travel outside of the U.S. and return, and their own social security card. Astonishingly, if the trigger is never met and amnesty applications are therefore never “approved,” the probationary benefits granted to the illegal alien population never expire, and the new social security cards issued to the illegal alien population are not revoked. [See pp. 1, 290-291, & 315].

* Loophole 2 – U.S. VISIT Exit Not In Trigger:

The “enforcement trigger,” required to be met before the new temporary worker program begins, does not require that the exit portion of U.S. VISIT system – the biometric border check-in/check-out system first required by Congress in 1996 that is already well past its already postponed 2005 implementation due date – to be in place before new worker or amnesty programs begin. Without the U.S. VISIT exit portion, the U.S. has no method to ensure that workers (or their visiting families) do not overstay their visas. Our current illegal population contains 4 to 5.5 million visa overstays, therefore, we know that the U.S. VISIT exit component is key to a successful new temporary worker program. [See pp. 1-2].

* Loophole 3 – Trigger Requires No More Agents, Beds, or Fencing Than Current Law:

The “enforcement trigger” does not require the Department of Homeland Security to have detention space sufficient to end “catch and release” at the border and in the interior. Even after the adoption of amendment 1172, the trigger merely requires the addition of 4,000 detention beds, bringing DHS to a 31,500 bed capacity. This is far short of the 43,000 beds required under current law to be in place by the end of 2007, or the additional 20,000 beds required later in the bill. Additionally, the bill establishes a “catch, pay, and release” program. This policy will benefit illegal aliens from countries other than Mexico that are caught at the border, then can post a $5,000 bond, be released and never show up for deportation hearings. Annual failure to appear rates for 2005 and 2006, caused in part by lack of detention space, doubled the 2004 rate (106,000 – 110,000 compared with 54,000). Claims that the bill “expands fencing” are inaccurate. The bill only requires 370 miles of fencing to be completed, while current law already mandates that more than 700 miles be constructed [See pp. 1-2, & 10-11, and EOIR’s FY2006 Statistical Yearbook, p. H2, and The Secure Fence Act of 2004].

* Loophole 4 -- Three Additional Years Worth of Illegal Aliens Granted Status, Treated Preferentially To Legal Filers:

Aliens who broke into the country illegally a mere 5 months ago, are treated better than foreign nationals who legally applied to come to the U.S. more than two years ago. Aliens who can prove they were illegally in the U.S. on January 1, 2007, are immediately eligible to apply from inside the U.S. for amnesty benefits, while foreign nationals that filed applications to come to the U.S. after May 1, 2005 must start the application process over again from their home countries. Last year’s bill required illegal aliens to have been here before January 7, 2004 to qualify for permanent legal status. [See pp. 263, 282, & 306].

* Loophole 5 – Completion of Background Checks Not Required For Probationary Legal Status:

Legal status must be granted to illegal aliens 24 hours after they file an application, even if the aliens have not yet “passed all appropriate background checks.” (Last year’s bill gave DHS 90 days to check an alien’s background before any status was granted). No legal status should be given to any illegal alien until all appropriate background checks are complete. [See pp. 290].

* Loophole 6 – Some Child Molesters Are Still Eligible:

Some aggravated felons – those who have sexually abused a minor – are eligible for amnesty. A child molester who committed the crime before the bill is enacted is not barred from getting amnesty if their conviction document omitted the age of the victim. The bill corrects this loophole for future child molesters, but does not close the loophole for current or past convictions. [See p. 47: 30-33, & p. 48: 1-2]

* Loophole 7 – Terrorism Connections Allowed, Good Moral Character Not Required:

Illegal aliens with terrorism connections are not barred from getting amnesty. An illegal alien seeking most immigration benefits must show “good moral character.” Last year’s bill specifically barred aliens with terrorism connections from having “good moral character” and being eligible for amnesty. This year’s bill does neither. Additionally, bill drafters ignored the Administration’s request that changes be made to the asylum, cancellation of removal, and withholding of removal statutes in order to prevent aliens with terrorist connections from receiving relief. [Compare §204 in S. 2611 from the 109th Congress with missing §204 on p. 48 of S.A. 1150, & see missing subsection (5) on p. 287 of S.A. 1150].

* Loophole 8 – Gang Members Are Eligible:

Instead of ensuring that members of violent gangs such as MS 13 are deported after coming out of the shadows to apply for amnesty, the bill will allow violent gang members to get amnesty as long as they “renounce” their gang membership on their application. [See p. 289: 34-36].

* Loophole 9 – Absconders Are Eligible:

Aliens who have already had their day in court – those subject to final orders of removal, voluntary departure orders, or reinstatement of their final orders of removal – are eligible for amnesty under the bill. The same is true for aliens who have made a false claim to citizenship or engaged in document fraud. More than 636,000 alien fugitives could be covered by this loophole. [See p. 285:19-22 which waives the following inadmissibility grounds: failure to attend a removal proceeding; final orders of removal for alien smuggling; aliens unlawfully present after previous immigration violations or deportation orders; and aliens previously removed. This appears to conflict with language on p. 283:40-41. When a direct conflict appears in a statute, the statue is interpreted by the courts to the benefit of the alien.].

* Loophole 10 – Learning English Not Required For A Decade:

Illegal aliens are not required to demonstrate any proficiency in English for more than a decade after they are granted amnesty. Learning English is not required for an illegal alien to receive probationary benefits, the first 4-year Z visa, or the second 4-year Z visa. The first Z visa renewal (the second 4-year Z visa) requires only that the alien demonstrate an “attempt” to learn English by being “on a waiting list for English classes.” Passing a basic English test is required only for a second Z visa renewal (the third 4-year Z visa), and even then the alien only has to pass the test “prior to the expiration of the second extension of Z status” (12 years down the road). [See pp. 295-296].

* Loophole 11 – Earned Income Tax Credit Will Cost Taxpayers Billions In Just 10 Years:

Current illegal aliens and new guest workers will be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, a refundable tax credit designed to encourage American citizens and legal permanent residents to work. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that this loophole will cost the U.S. taxpayer up to $20 billion dollars in just the first 10 years after the bill’s enactment. To be consistent with the intent of the 1996 welfare reforms – which limited new immigrants from receiving public benefits until they had been legal permanent residents for five years – the bill should withhold EITC eligibility from amnestied aliens until they become legal permanent residents. Closing this loophole will save the taxpayers billions of dollars. [See p. 293 after S.A. 1190 was adopted, p. 307, p. 315, §606. All that is required for EITC eligibility is a social security number and resident alien status. Nothing in the bill’s tax provisions limit EITC eligibility. The issuance of social security numbers to aliens as soon as they apply for amnesty will ensure they are able to qualify for the EITC.]

* Loophole 12 – Affidavits From Friends Accepted As Evidence:

Records from day-labor centers, labor unions, and “sworn declarations” from any non-relative (acquaintances, friends, coworkers, etc) are to be accepted as evidence that the illegal alien has satisfied the bill’s amnesty requirements. This low burden of proof will invite fraud and more illegal immigration – even aliens who are not yet in the U.S. will likely meet this burden of proof. DHS will not have the resources to examine whether the claims contained in the “sworn declarations” of the alien’s friends (that the alien was here prior to January 1, 2007 and is currently employed) are actually valid. [See p. 293: 13-16].

* Loophole 13 – Taxpayer Funded Legal Counsel and Arbitration:

Free legal counsel and the fees and expenses of arbitrators will be provided to aliens that have been working illegally in agriculture. The U.S. taxpayer will fund the attorneys that help these individuals fill out their amnesty applications. Additionally, if these individuals have a dispute with their employer over whether they were fired for “just cause,” DHS will “pay the fee and expenses of the arbitrator.” [See p. 339:37-41, & p. 332: 37-38.]

* Loophole 14 – In-State Tuition and Student Loans:

In-state tuition and other higher education benefits, such as Stafford Loans, will be made available to current illegal aliens that are granted initial “probationary” status, even if the same in-state tuition rates are not offered to all U.S. citizens. This would normally violate current law (8 U.S.C. §1623) which mandates that educational institutions give citizens the same postsecondary education benefits they offer to illegal aliens. [See p. 321: 8-31].

* Loophole 15 – Inadequacy of the Merit System:

The “merit system,” designed to shift the U.S. green card distribution system to attract higher skilled workers that benefit the national interest, is only a shell of what it should have been. Though the merit system begins immediately, it will not increase the percentage of high skilled immigrants coming to the United States until 2016, 8 years after enactment. Of the 247,000 green cards dedicated to the merit based system each year for the first 5 years, 100,000 green cards will be reserved for low-skilled guest workers (10,000) and for clearing the current employment based green card backlog (90,000). From 2013 to 2015, the number of merit based green cards drops to 140,000, and of that number, 100,000 green cards are still reserved each year for low-skilled guest workers (10,000) and for clearing the current employment based green card backlog (90,000). Even after 2015, when the merit system really begins (in 2016) by having 380,000 green cards annually, 10,00 green cards will be reserved specifically for low skilled workers, and points will be given for many characteristics that are not considered “high-skilled.” For example, 16 points will be given for aliens in “high demand occupations” which includes janitors, maids, food preparation workers, and groundskeepers. [See p.260: 25 – p. 261: 20, p. 262, & The Department of Labor’s list of “occupations with the largest job growth” available at].

* Loophole 16 – Visas For Individuals That Plan To Overstay:

The new “parent” visa contained in the bill which allows parents of citizens, and the spouses and children of new temporary workers, to visit a worker in the United States is not only a misnomer, but also an invitation for high rates of visa overstays. This new visa specifically allows the spouse and children of new temporary workers who intend to abandon their residence in a foreign country, to qualify to come to the U.S. to “visit.” The visa requires only a $1,000 bond, which will be forfeited when, not if, family members of new temporary workers decide to overstay their 30 day visit. Workers should travel to their home countries to visit their families, not the other way around. [See p. 277:1 – 33, and p. 276: 38-43].

* Loophole 17 – Chain Migration Tippled Before Being Eliminated:

Though the bill will eventually eliminate chain migration (relatives other than spouses and children of citizens and legal permanent residents), it will not have full effect until 2016. Until then, chain migration into the U.S. will actually triple, from approximately 138,000 chain migrants a year (equal to 14% of the 1 million green cards the U.S. currently distributes on an annual basis) to approximately 440,000 chain migrants a year (equal to 45% of the 1 million green cards the U.S. currently distributes on an annual basis). [See pp. 260:13, p. 270: 29 – pp. 271: 17]

* Loophole 18 – Back Taxes Not Required:

Last year’s bill required illegal aliens to prove they had paid three of their last five years of taxes to get amnesty. This year, payment of back taxes is not required for amnesty. The bill requires taxes to be paid at the time of application for a green card, but at that time, only proof of payment of Federal taxes (not state and local) is required for the years the alien worked on a Z visa, not the years the alien has already worked illegally in the United States. Though Senator McCain’s S.A. 1190, adopted by voice vote, claimed to “require undocumented immigrants receiving legal status to pay owed back taxes,” the amendment actually only required proof of payment of taxes for “any year during the period of employment required by subparagraph (D)(i).” Since the bill does not contain a subparagraph (D)(i), nor require any past years of employment as a prerequisite for amnesty, the amendment essentially only requires proof of payment of taxes for future work in the U.S., not payment of “back taxes.” [See p. 307, and p. 293 as altered by S.A. 1190, amendment p. 2: 19-20.]

* Loophole 19 – Social Security Credits Allowed For Some Illegal Work Histories:

Aliens who came to the U.S. on legal visas, but overstayed their visas and have been working in the U.S. for years, as well as illegal aliens who apply for Z visa status but do not qualify, will be able to collect social security credits for the years they worked illegally. Under the bill, if an alien was ever issued a social security account number – all work-authorized aliens who originally came on legal visas receive these – the alien will receive Social Security credits for any “quarters of coverage” the alien worked after receiving their social security account number. Because the bill requires social security account numbers to be issued “promptly” to illegal aliens as soon as they are granted “any probationary benefits based upon application [for Z status]” (these benefits are granted 24 hours after the application is filed), an illegal alien who is denied Z visa status but continues to work illegally in the U.S. will accumulate Social Security credits. [See pp. 316:8 – 16, and pp. 315: 32-39]

* Loophole 20 – Criminal Fines Not Proportional To Conduct:

The criminal fines an illegal alien is required to pay to receive amnesty are less than the bill’s criminal fines for paperwork violations committed by U.S. citizens, and can be paid by installment. Under the bill, an illegal alien must pay a $1,000 criminal fine to apply for a Z visa, and a $4,000 fine to apply for a green card. Eighty percent of those fines can be paid on an installment plan. Under the bill’s confidentiality provisions, someone who improperly handles or uses information on an alien’s amnesty application can be fined $10,000. Administration officials suggest that the bill’s “criminal fines are proportionate to the criminal conduct.” Why, then, is the fine for illegally entering, using false documents to work, and live one-tenth the fine for a paperwork violation committed by a government official? [See p. 287: 34, p. 317: 9, p. 315:6-8, & remarks made by Secretary Gutierrez on Your World with Neil Cavuto, 4:00 May 31, 2007]

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The latest casualty in the Global Warming Scam

LOS ANGELES - The head of NASA told scientists and engineers that he regrets airing his personal views about global warming during a recent radio interview, according to a video of the meeting obtained by The Associated Press.

NASA administrator Michael Griffin said in the closed-door meeting Monday at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena that “unfortunately, this is an issue which has become far more political than technical, and it would have been well for me to have stayed out of it.”

Talk abiut shutting down ANY decent on the issue.
The Religion of Global Warming is not silencing critics!

He said this last week:

“I have no doubt that ... a trend of global warming exists,” Griffin said on NPR. “I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with.”

Basically what happened here folks is that any decent is silenced by liberals that are hell bent on thinking that Global Warming is man made. Sad really considering its NOT final and there are PLENTY of dissenting NOTABLE voices. Politics has silenced Griffin. Too bad he could not weather THE STORM.

OPEC warns bio-fuels could lead to soaring oil prices

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has warned that the drive for environment-friendly bio-fuel risked pushing oil prices "through the roof," the Financial Times reported Wednesday.

OPEC secretary-general Abdalla El-Badri told the business daily that the development of bio-fuels had made the powerful cartel consider cutting investment in new oil production.

"If we are unable to see a security of demand... we may revisit investment in the long term," the newspaper quoted him as saying.

The FT said El-Badri also warned that bio-fuel output could become unsustainable because it competed with food production.

He added that crude oil prices could go "through the roof" if investment in bio-fuels backfired.

The 12-nation OPEC oil producers' cartel pumps more than a third of global crude supplies.

Here is my honest assessment. THIS IS BULLSHIT!
If anything the rise in Oil Prices would be superficial on OPEC's part. The whole concept of more competition is so that prices actually get lowered. OPEC seems to be concerned. WONDER WHY?

Maybe because it cuts into their profits, cuts into their ability to have a Strangle Hold on the world economy at their will!

While I DO NOT believe that BIO FUELS are what will free us from this hold. I think this is interesting that they seem concerned.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Obama Warns of 'Quiet Riot' Among Blacks

I just about had it with these libs.
Presidential Candidate barak Obama has tried to say the Bush Administration has errr..
Here! I'll just post all that he said for you to read!

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Tuesday that the Bush administration has done nothing to defuse a "quiet riot" among blacks that threatens to erupt just as riots in Los Angeles did 15 years ago.
The first-term Illinois senator said that with black people from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast still displaced 20 months after Hurricane Katrina, frustration and resentments are building explosively as they did before the 1992 riots.
"This administration was colorblind in its incompetence," Obama said at a conference of black clergy, "but the poverty and the hopelessness was there long before the hurricane. "All the hurricane did was to pull the curtain back for all the world to
see," he said. Obama's attack on Bush got ovation after ovation from the nearly 8,000 people gathered in Hampton University's Convocation Center, particularly when he denounced the Iraq war and noted that he had opposed it from the outset.

What does the President have to do?
I don't get it one bit.
The President shouldn't cater to any race, yet the Bush has put more minorities in higher offices of power than any other president in history!
So Secretary of State Colin Powell and Dr. Condelezza Rice, Attorney General Alberto GOnzales are not minorities that Blacks and Latinos to look up too?
Oh, I forgot, they don't count because they are uncle Toms and sellouts!

Sen. Obama's speech does nothing but prove to me, ONCE AGAIN, that libs are still desparate for minority votes and will say anything to get them.

Terror Camps WITHIN THE US!

So now we have them in the US.
I wonder if the ACLU is going to step in here and say its their RIGHT to open terror camps in the US!

Situated within a dense forest at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains on the outskirts of Hancock, New York, Islamberg is not an ideal place for a summer vacation unless, of course, you are an exponent of the Jihad or a fan of Osama bin Laden.

Access to critical information and infrastructure?

It is home to hundreds - - all in Islamic attire, and all African-Americans. Most drive late model SUVs with license plates from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The locals say that some work as tollbooth operators for the New York State Thruway, while others are employed at a credit card processing center that maintains confidential financial records.

How nice.

But there are some I am sure that are saying right now.
Ahhh this not real. They probably just made their own area for themselves and aren't doing any training of something like that.


Venturing into the complex last summer, Douglas Hagmann, an intrepid investigator and director of the Northeast Intelligence Service, came upon a military training area at the eastern perimeter of the property. The area was equipped with ropes hanging from tall trees, wooden fences for scaling, a make-shift obstacle course, and a firing range. Hagmann said that the range appeared to have been in regular use.

Islamberg is not as benign as a Buddhist monastery or a Carmelite convent. Nearly every weekend, neighbors hear sounds of gunfire. Some, including a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, have heard the bang of small explosives. None of the neighbors wished to be identified for fear of "retaliation." "We don't even dare to slow down when we drive by," one resident said. "They own the mountain and they know it and there is nothing we can do about it but move, and we can't even do that. Who wants to buy a property near that?"

Ahh all paranoia.

But who owns this place:

Islamberg is a branch of Muslims of the Americas Inc., a tax-exempt organization formed in 1980 by Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, who refers to himself as "the sixth Sultan Ul Faqr," Gilani, has been directly linked by court documents to Jamaat ul-Fuqra or "community of the impoverished," an organization that seeks to "purify" Islam through violence.Ý

I know what some of you readers are thinking.
Who are the members and geez where do I sign up?

Before becoming a citizen of Islamberg or any of the other Fuqra compounds, the recruits - - primarily inner city black men who became converts in prison - - are compelled to sign an oath that reads: "I shall always hear and obey, and whenever given the command, I shall readily fight for Allah's sake."

But these are probably just all peace loving people that have probably never committed a crime and probably never will right?

Over the years, numerous members of Jamaat ul-Fuqra have been convicted in US courts of such crimes as conspiracy to commit murder, firebombing, gun smuggling, and workers' compensation fraud. Others remain leading suspects in criminal cases throughout the country, including ten unsolved assassinations and seventeen fire-bombings between 1979 and 1990.

The criminal charges against the group and the criminal convictions are not things of the past. In 2001, a resident of a California compound was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of a sheriff's deputy; another was charged with gun-smuggling' and twenty-four members of the Red House community were convicted of firearms violations.

By 2004 federal investigators uncovered evidence that linked both the DC "sniper killer" John Allen Muhammed and "Shoe Bomber" Richard Reid to the group and reports surfaced that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was captured and beheaded in the process of attempting to obtain an interview with Sheikh Gilani in Pakistan.

Wake the Fuck up people!

File this one under Duhhh!

Islamic courses 'can breed radicals'

Islamic studies departments at British universities may be fuelling extremism among students, according to a Government report.

In a major review of the way Islam is taught on campuses, ministers will today call for courses to be improved to stop students being exposed to teaching that condones terrorism.

The report will also suggest that a network of Muslim faith advisers should be created to give impressionable youngsters spiritual guidance - and stop them falling under the influence of radicals. The move comes amid growing fears that universities and colleges are being infiltrated by fanatics recruiting for jihad.

Sheikh Musa Admani, the Muslim chaplain at London Metropolitan University and an adviser to Bill Rammell, the higher education minister, said he was aware of at least four universities in which students had been "groomed" by extremists.

Other experts suggest the number is as high as 25. Some students had gone to Iraq and Afghanistan to fight, it is claimed.

Ataullah Siddiqui, director of the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, a research body, was asked to review the standards of Islamic studies courses as well as the quality of religious teaching from student Islamic societies and chaplains. Today's report is expected to criticise courses for failing to present Islam as a faith that can co-exist with other religions.

Mr Rammell admitted some students were being "exposed to teachings that either explicitly condone terrorism or foster a climate of opinion that is at least sympathetic to terrorists' motivation".

Universities UK, which represents vice-chancellors, said it would be for the "relevant academic community" to debate any future changes to Islamic studies teaching.

We needed a study for this?
Now that this study WAS DONE. Lets all wait and see how the liberals and appeasers spin this into some sort lie or not true.

Walid Shobat has more here

In this exclusive Pajamas Media video interview, former PLO terrorist Walid Shoebat urges American universities to wake up to the dangers of Islamic radicalism on campus. Shoebat spoke with PJM’s Aaron Hanscom at the University of California Irvine, which has been a center of confrontation between Muslim and Jewish students. More by Hanscom on the situation at UCI below.

On the afternoon of May 31, a rally titled “Stand Together for Tolerance” was held in UC Irvine’s bucolic Aldrich Park, a 19-acre botanical garden in the center of the campus. Although the 200 students and faculty didn’t hum Kumbaya (they did sing the Beatles’ “All You Need is Love”), their wishful thinking was evident when they joined hands in a circle to honor religious diversity. Academic Senate Chairwoman Martha Mecartney told the crowd, “We have a simple message — we, the faculty, staff and students of UC Irvine, believe in religious tolerance.” If only wishing made it so.

The unfortunate reality is that the anti-Semitic and pro-terrorism activities of UC Irvine’s Muslim Student Union (MSU) have turned the southern California campus into a hotbed of radicalism. Whether it’s through calling for the destruction of Israel or wearing “Intifada” T-Shirts, MSU members have done their part to stand in the way of the campus harmony UCI administrators so desperately want to portray to the public.

On the same day as the rally, UCI Chancellor Michael Drake spoke to the Jewish Federation of Orange County about the anti-Semitism on campus. “The antidote to hate speech is not more hate speech,” he said. “It is speech of love and beauty.”

Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist and campus militant at Loop College in Chicago, couldn’t disagree more. Speaking at UC Irvine that night with two other ex-terrorists, Kamal Saleem and Zak Anani, he told the audience: “Do I promote hate speech? Sure. I hate terrorism. I will speak against terrorism my entire life.”

Shoebat’s desire to see the UCI administration display the same amount of fortitude was only one of the many wishes he expressed to me in the interview.

Wake the Fuck up people.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Anyone catch the Democratic Debate?

—Edwards: "travel the world" and "re-establish America's moral authority."

—Clinton: bring home U.S. troops from Iraq.

—Obama: bring home U.S. troops and push for national health care.

—Delaware Sen. Joe Biden: end the war in Iraq and defuse tensions with Iran and North Korea.

—Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich: help "reshape the world for peace" and end all nuclear weapons.

—Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel: Remind Congressional leaders they can end the war in Iraq now.

Travel the world and re-establish Moral Authority?
You running for president or Secretary of State Edwards.

Obama - National Health Care huh? I am sure that will include the additional 120 million illegals as well. Yes you read that correctly, 120 million additional. You have 20 million illegals here now, they will probably sponsor 5 more family members and this nation will go from 300 million people to 400 million a 1/4th population increase without its own citizenship making the increase.

Hey Biden what are you going to do. Give NK whatever they want. And Iran let them over run Israel into the water?

Kucinich is CRAZY. You plan on telling China to stop building Nuclear weapons too? Good luck with that. How about Iran, NK, Pakistan and India, them too? Or how about Russia?

As for the end war now crowd.

This one is for you!

You know that is what you want to do.
Just bring the white flag along with you all on your campaign stops.
Think of the Al Qaueda video sales folks!

Backers of Immigration Bill More Optimistic

After a week at home with their constituents, the Senate architects of a delicate immigration compromise are increasingly convinced that they will hold together this week to pass an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, with momentum building behind one unifying theme: Today's immigration system is too broken to go unaddressed.

Congress's week-long Memorial Day recess was expected to leave the bill in tatters. But with a week of action set to begin today, the legislation's champions say they believe that the voices of opposition, especially from conservatives, represent a small segment of public opinion. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who led negotiations on the bill for his party, said the flood of angry calls and protests that greeted the deal two weeks ago has since receded every day.

Public opinion polls seem to support Kyl's contention that Americans are far more open to the deal than the voices of opposition would indicate. In a Washington Post-ABC News poll released today, 52 percent of Americans said they would support a program giving illegal immigrants the right to stay and work in the United States if they pay a fine and meet other requirements. Opposition to that proposal was 44 percent.

You want to know WHY THEY THINK THAT?
Damn I woke up pretty damn cheery today. Only to see this!?

I for one am hitting the streets and EVERYONE SHOULD DO THE SAME!

A group of protesters angry about the immigration reform bill passed in the Senate are planning a demonstration today outside Senator Mel Martinez's Orlando office.

"So far he doesn't seem to be listening," said David Roberts, the Orlando man behind the protest and the website

Roberts says he hopes today's event with draw Senator Martinez's attention to the number of people who oppose his immigration bill.

"All this is gonna end up doing is stressing out the public welfare system, stressing out the public schools and it's going to be a detriment to this country," said Roberts, who argues that the bill provides amnesty to illegals.

During today's protest, he'll be gathering signatures to begin the process to recall Martinez from office. The Orlando accountant has political aspirations of his own. He's expected to announce plans to run for the US Senate in 2010.

If he were in office now, Roberts says he would push for a unique solution to the illegal immigration problem. He would give 200 linear miles to petroleum companies to build refineries along the border with Mexico.

"They would build a fence around their refineries. We wouldn't pay a dime for the fence, and we would solve our energy problem at the same time," Roberts said.

Today's protest will take place in three different shifts outside Martinez's office on 315 E. Robinson Street. The first shift runs from eight to 10 this morning. The second will go from 12 to two this afternoon, and the third will take place from four to six this evening.

There is only one way to send the message to Washington that this immigration bill IS NOT what the American US CITIZENSHIP WANTS. ITS TO PROTEST IT!