The immigration bill passed by the Senate Thursday afternoon would give some employers a financial incentive to employ “registered provisional immigrants” (illegal immigrants granted legal status) instead of U.S. citizens.
As the Washington Examiner‘s Philip Klein recently reported: “Under Obamacare, businesses with over 50 workers that employ American citizens without offering them qualifying health insurance could be subject to fines of up to $3,000 per worker. But because newly legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until after they become citizens – at least 13 years under the Senate bill – businesses could avoid such fines by hiring the new immigrants instead.” Continue reading “68 Senators Vote to Create Incentive for Employers to Hire Amnestied Immigrants Over U.S. Citizens”
Sometimes tragedies have a terrible domino effect, with the first event triggering others. So it was in the case of the Philadelphia building that collapsed on June 5 while it was being demolished, falling onto a neighboring business and killing six people. Police alleged that a heavy equipment operator high on marijuana was to blame, but Ronald Wagenhoffer, a building inspector, felt he was at fault. He killed himself, leaving behind a wife, a 7-year-old son, and a video apology for his failure to perform his job right. Continue reading “Building Inspector Commits Suicide, Blames Himself For Deaths In Philadelphia Building Collapse”
A bipartisan group of 26 US senators has written to intelligence chiefs to complain that the administration is relying on a “secret body of law” to collect massive amounts of data on US citizens.
The senators accuse officials of making misleading statements and demand that the director of national intelligence James Clapper answer a series of specific questions on the scale of domestic surveillance as well as the legal justification for it. Continue reading “Senators accuse government of using ‘secret law’ to collect Americans’ data”
Senators Mark Udall and Ron Wyden are upset about something, they just can’t say what. In a letter sent to the National Security Agency this week about a fact sheet on its surveillance programs, the senators complained about what they refer to only as “the inaccuracy”. The inaccuracy is “significant”. The inaccuracy could “decrease public confidence in the NSA‘s openness and its commitment to protecting Americans’ constitutional rights”. But, because the information underlying it is classified, the inaccuracy can’t be described. Continue reading “The real concern: why are so many US government documents classified?”
As much as no sane person would want urban and suburban rioting, there are thugs making noise in social media that they would use the acquittal of Florida neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman as an excuse to riot and loot on a grand scale, not just in Sanford, FL where events took place, or in Florida, but nationwide. These criminals—there’s no other way to describe them—are asserting that they will use an acquittal as a excuse nationwide to go on a rampage in many areas. Continue reading “Surviving a riot”
We do indeed live in “interesting times.” But are we interested in the right things? What are the “right” things we should be interested in? After all, it seems that in an ostensibly free country with “liberty and justice for all” bandied about as a foundational credo – the opposite has somehow become the status quo – that is – if YOU or I my dear citzen – dare to become interested in the “wrong” things. Continue reading “Saving America: Turning Lemons into Lemonade”
I can’t wait for these folks come to Illinois.
The Mayors Against Illegal Guns people suggest that gun owners “know their place”.
Do you know your place?
Would it be on your knees, looking up, saying, “Yassir, Massah! We knows our place, Massah!” to the MAIG speakers? Continue reading “MAIG says gun owners ‘know their place’”
Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New Zealandcourt records suggest that data harvested by the NSA’s Prism system has been fed into the Five Eyes intelligence alliance whose members also include the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Continue reading “Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks”
Just a few weeks ago we learned that Monsanto’s gmo’ed wheat seeds miraculously returned to life, a full twelve years after a test planting in 16 states, including Oregon, after which the GMO wheat seeds were ‘wholly destroyed’.
If you recall, Monsanto and its whor excuse me, ‘professors’ claimed that the study involved” ‘Very rigorous’ protocols (that) controlled the work at agricultural research stations”, and at the conclusion of the test planting: Continue reading “The Likely Reason Fields Planted With Monsanto’s GMO Sugar Beets Were Torched”
Imagine a brand new Mercedes C250 that hits a palm tree somewhere in Los Angeles. Would you consider it likely that the engine of the car would fly “50 to 60 yards“ from the car down the street after the impact took place? I’ve asked Daimler in Stuttgart, Germany some questions with respect to the fatal car crash of US journalist Michael Hastings. Mercedes Benz USA says it has “no information to provide because we have very little information on this tragedy.” Continue reading “The Flying Engine”
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — As early summer days on Orchard Street draw to a close, sliding doors open, inviting fresh air and neighbors into side-by-side garages.
More patio than parking place or storage for power tools, Mariam Khalaf said her garage is primarily for “chilling purposes” — including smoking, eating and watching TV with family and friends, including next-door neighbors Muheeb Nabulsy and his wife, Fatima Mkkawi. Continue reading “Arabs worry as Dearborn eyes garage rule revision”
Over the past seven years, Chicago police Officer Richard A. Rizzo has been arrested four times by fellow members of his department. The charges included domestic battery, child endangerment and aggravated assault with a gun.
Each time, officers booked Rizzo and took his mugshot. Each time, prosecutors filed criminal charges against him.
And each time, prosecutors ended up dropping the charges against the 15-year police veteran. Continue reading “THE WATCHDOGS: Arrested again and again — but still a Chicago cop”
In a few days, we will all have an opportunity to peacefully inflict a major psychological blow on the rapidly coalescing police state by the simple but powerful act of refusing to play along with the absurd pantomime on the 4th of July that we live in an even nominally free country – one with the rule of law, an operative Constitution and respect for individual rights. One that isn’t a thugocracy.
We can turn our backs on the flag. Decline to participate when urged to cheer and sing. Continue reading “Turn Your Back This Fourth of July”
Once again California leads the nation in taking away rights from citizens and backing up those of lawbreakers by prosecuting a man who killed an intruder inside his home. The home invader was attacking his son when the apartment renter fired several deadly shots at the intruder. Now, police say it was murder and not justifiable homicide. Continue reading “Man Under Police Investigation After Shooting Home Invader Who Assaulted His Son”