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QUOTES OF THE DAY:

 

"The Gettysburg speech was at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history...the highest emotion reduced to a few poetical phrases. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous. But let us not forget that it is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it. Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination -- that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves."


                                          -- H. L. Mencken,
(1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic

 

Live Simply.  Love Generously.  Care Deeply.  Speak Kindly.  Leave the Rest to God.


STATES' RIGHTS (click here for more)

 

Stimulus case could shift balance of power
Greenville News - Greenville,SC,USA
... only that whatever position the justices take should be construed consistently with state sovereignty, and adherence to the Constitution and state laws. ...

 

Sanford questions federal stimulus deadline

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford doesn't believe a federal deadline looms for him to seek $700 million in stimulus money for struggling schools, according to his spokesman. His critics said Tuesday they're worried the money will disappear.

 

Tenth Amendment Movement Aims to Give Power Back to the States
FOXNews - USA
... to education spending, states across the country are fighting back against what they say is the federal government's growing intrusion on their rights. ...

 

Some GOP hopefuls talk 'treason'
Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA
Since several of the GOP's candidates for governor have flirted with support for secession, they deserve the scorching denunciation they received earlier ...

 

Sovereignty 101, Part II: No Alternatives to the State?
Examiner.com - USA
Sovereignty is a scary concept for some, and as George Bernard Shaw put it, Liberty means responsibility, which is why most men dread it. Well said. ...

 

Response to Jade on Southern Hatred and Ignorance
TPMCafé - New York,NY,USA
Addendum: Oleeb and others contend that there was no right of secession, but three states - New York, Rhode Island and Virginia - explicitly included ...

 

Wamp Stands Up for States' Rights in Appeal for Kook Vote
Nashville Scene - TN, USA
"We have to have a state sovereignty movement under way in this country. I very much favor that. As governor I'm going to make sure that we basically put ...


 

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Nationwide Tea Party Coalition (April 15)

 

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The Southern National Congress  

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Today the Southern National Congress (SNC) released seven resolutions called Remonstrances and Petitions for a Redress of Grievances, passed by the Congress during its historic first session December 5-7, 2008 in Hendersonville, NC. 100 Delegates from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia met to take up matters of great concern to the Southern People. After a spirited and well-informed debate, the SNC passed the remonstrances dealing with these vital issues...

 

NEW CONTINENTAL CONGRESS TO MEET IN PHILADELPHIA

Early this year, selected delegates representing the People of each of the fifty states will convene in Philadelphia to debate our constitutional crisis and establish practicable strategies the People can take, en masse, to peacefully reclaim Liberty and restore Constitutional Order.  These historical proceedings will be known as the “Continental Congress 2009.”

 

UPDATE #19: Continental Congress 2009

This update regards the upcoming historic Continental Congress 2009 event to be held later this year. As part of CC 2009, delegates selected by the People from each of the fifty states will convene to discuss the Government’s ongoing violations of the Constitution and strategies the People can employ to peaceably curtail the abuse.

 

States' Rights and the Growing Rebellion - A Status Report

After decades of uninterrupted drift toward a socialist state and a bloated federal bureaucracy, the legislatures of a number of states are beginning to take matters into their own hands.

 


WORLD FINANCIAL DILEMMA

 

 

Obama urged to curb Buy American plan

The Obama administration faces mounting pressure [from corpora-terrorists] to wind back Buy American measures passed by Congress this year amid growing concerns that they hurt some US workers they were designed to help. The measures, which were in the $787bn US stimulus bill, require any project funded with stimulus money to use only US-made steel, iron and manufactured goods.

 

Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

With budget deficits soaring and President Obama pushing a trillion-dollar-plus expansion of health coverage, some Washington policymakers are taking a fresh look at a money-making idea long considered politically taboo: a national sales tax.

 

China warns Federal Reserve over 'printing money'

China has warned a top member of the US Federal Reserve that it is increasingly disturbed by the Fed's direct purchase of US Treasury bonds

Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, said: "Senior officials of the Chinese government grilled me about whether or not we are going to monetise the actions of our legislature."  "I must have been asked about that a hundred times in China. I was asked at every single meeting about our purchases of Treasuries. That seemed to be the principal preoccupation of those that were invested with their surpluses mostly in the United States," he told the Wall Street Journal.

 

U.S. Expected to Own 70% of Restructured G.M.

By MICHELINE MAYNARD and DAVID E. SANGER

The United Automobile Workers would hold up to 20 percent of General Motors through its retiree health care fund, and shareholders would be virtually wiped out.

 

Recession Imperils Loan Forgiveness Programs

Cutbacks in loan forgiveness programs could result in fewer students going into fields like teaching and nursing.

 

Letting Go at Chrysler

Scrambling to survive, Chrysler is seeking to shut more than 700 dealerships nationwide. Many of those dealers, some of whom took on extra inventory in an effort to help the company, say they feel betrayed.

 

El-Erian: 2 Percent GDP Growth the New Normal

A year from now, "the market will realize that potential growth for the United States is no longer 3 percent, but is 2 percent or under," says Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive of vaunted fund manager Pimco. That means the United States will play a less dominant role in the global economy, he says.

 

US economy so bad, African immigrants moving back home

With the U.S. economy in turmoil, his job as a truck driver no longer secure and his upwardly mobile life in the Dallas suburbs in jeopardy, James Odhiambo decided it was time for a change. He wanted a healthier lifestyle for his family, less anxiety…

 

Big Oil Warms to Ethanol

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS

With demand for gasoline, and the ethanol that goes into it, expected to rise, oil companies are trying to benefit.

 

On Paper, Prudential Gets a Lift

By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH

Prudential Financial jumped nearly 30 percent this month on news that it was profitable again. Largely overlooked was that the profit came solely from accounting.

 

European Union Looks to Tighten Banking Supervision

By STEPHEN CASTLE

The commission paper, to be published Wednesday, plays down the idea of a single European “super-regulator,” and favors a more incremental approach.

 

Stocks of Retailers Surge on Consumer Optimism

By JACK HEALY

Every sector of the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index was higher, led by financial stocks and consumer-focused companies.

 

Home Prices Continued Their Decline in March

By DAVID STREITFELD

Prices in 20 metropolitan areas dropped nearly 19 percent in March, according to the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller index. That was about the same drop as in

 

InteractiveInteractive Graphic: Home Prices in Selected Cities

 

 Credit cards may go charging into the past

By Abigail Goldman

New regulations signed into law by Obama could bring back the tight access and low limits of the '50s.

 

Japan's Frankenstein Economy
Wall Street Journal - USA
... doesn't seem to have any better ideas, saying he wants to increase public spending and pay for it by raising taxes and cutting government "waste. ...

 

Berlau: Higher Credit Card Fees Coming

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed a major new law regulating the credit card industry, a move that will likely hurt consumers. John Berlau, director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute's CEI’s Center for Investors & Entrepreneurs, explains:

 

Grantham: Expect Years Of Economic Drag

Though he expects the economy will look better for a couple of quarters, GMO head Jeremy Grantham says that the long-term imbalance between overproducers like China and overspenders like the Unites States will be a multiyear drag on growth. "We're not rich, and we're undersaved and underpensioned," Grantham told Smart Money.  "Those will be a real brake on economic growth."

 

Rosenberg: U.S. Faces Double-Dip Recession

The U.S. economy appears destined for several years of weak growth and high unemployment that leave it vulnerable to a recession relapse after the massive dose of government stimulus wears off.  While tepid growth looks likely to resume late this year and build modestly into 2010, the credit bust has left households and businesses unable or unwilling to borrow and spend as freely as they did before the crisis.

 

Who will pay for mounting federal and trade deficits?
Our children and grandchildren, yes. But the running trade deficit gets a little trickier.

Here's a critical slant on the Obama administration's projected record $1.7 trillion deficit this year: "Debt Day."  That's the day each year when total government spending exceeds anticipated total federal revenues. Republican House Leader John Boehner recently calculated that Debt Day in 2009 occurred April 26, just six months and 26 days after the fiscal year started Oct. 1, 2008. Washington already has run out of money only halfway through the year, he noted. The federal budget deficit – $4.7 billion a day if you spread it over the entire year – is one of two major flows of red ink for the United States. The other is the deficit in international trade, which currently is running about $1.5 billion a day, down from the more than $2 billion a day during recent boom years.

 

Hong Kong Unveils Additional Stimulus Measures
Wall Street Journal - USA
The latest measures raise the government's stimulus spending pledge to a total of HK$87.6 billion, or 5.2% of the city's gross domestic product. ...

 

 


LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT IMMIGRATION IN THE USA

US IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOM ENFORCEMENT (ICE) AGENCY WEBSITE

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO ICE - TOLL FREE: 1-866-347-2423

 

Fact Sheet: E-Verify (Read This And Send It To Your Elected Officials – Don’t Let Them Get Away With Lies About This Program)

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

E-Verify (formerly known as the Basic Pilot/Employment Eligibility Verification Program) is an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) administers the program.   E-Verify is free and voluntary and is the best means available for determining employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security Numbers.

Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

The SAVE Program enables Federal, state, and local government agencies and licensing bureaus to obtain immigration status information they need in order to determine a non-citizen applicant's eligibility for many public benefits. The Program also administers employment verification pilot programs that enable employers to quickly and easily verify the work authorization of their newly hired employees.

 

Facts About the Social Security “No-Match” Letter

Each year, employers file a Wage and Tax Statement (Form W-2) with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to report how much they paid their employees and how much they deducted in taxes from employees’ wages throughout the year. SSA sends a “no-match” letter when the names or Social Security numbers (SSNs) listed on an employer’s Form W-2 do not match SSA’s records.

 

US-VISIT

US-VISIT is a continuum of security measures that begins overseas and continues through arrival and departure from the United States to ensure the person crossing our border is the same person who received the visa.

 

A Law Enforcement Partnership 287 (g)

Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE)

ICE ACCESS (Agreements of Cooperation in Communities to Enhance Safety and Security) provides local law enforcement agencies an opportunity to team with ICE to combat specific challenges in their communities.  The 287(g) program is only one component under the ICE ACCESS umbrella of services and programs offered for assistance to local law enforcement officers.
 

ICE Mutual Agreement Between Government and Employers (IMAGE)

To combat unlawful employment and reduce vulnerabilities that help illegal aliens gain such employment, the ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program was initiated in 2007. The goal is to assist employers in targeted sectors to develop a more secure and stable workforce and to enhance fraudulent document awareness through education and training.

 

The Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT)

A Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-wide system for the storage and processing of biometric and limited biographic information for DHS national security, law enforcement, immigration, intelligence, and other DHS mission-related functions, and to provide associated testing, training, management reporting, planning and analysis, or other administrative uses.

 

Secure Communities: A Comprehensive Plan to Identify and Remove Criminal Aliens

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is improving community safety by transforming the way the federal government cooperates with state and local law enforcement agencies to identify, detain, and remove all criminal aliens held in custody. Secure Communities: A Comprehensive Plan to Identify and Remove Criminal Aliens, will change immigration enforcement by using technology to share information between law enforcement agencies and by applying risk-based methodologies to focus resources on assisting all local communities remove high-risk criminal aliens.

 

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                              ü   Illegal Aliens & Diseases

                        ü  Guide to State and Local Action to Deterring Illegal Immigration

                        ü  Nonimmigrant Visas

                        ü THE MS-13 THREAT: A National Assessment by the FBI

                                  ü  The Law Against Hiring or Harboring Illegal Aliens

 

 

 

IMMIGRATION (click on this line for more)

 

Tancredo calls SCOTUS nominee Sotomayor a racist
The Colorado Independent - Denver,CO,USA
Tom Tancredo charged today that US Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor is a racist. Schultz: … wouldn't it be political suicide to challenge a ...

 

Cap Count for H-1B and H-2B Workers for Fiscal Year 2010

The word "Cap" used in this Update refers to annual numerical limitations set by Congress on certain nonimmigrant visa classifications, e.g., H-1B and H-2B. Caps control the number of workers that can be issued a visa in a given fiscal year to enter the United States pursuant to a particular nonimmigrant classification. Caps also control the number of aliens already in the United States that may be authorized to change status to a cap-subject classification.

 

Cancer victim held at immigration after fingerprints vanish
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
A man was held by immigration officials at a US airport - because a cancer drug had caused his fingerprints to disappear. The 62-year-old, ...

 

Choice could buy time on immigration
The Hill - Washington,DC,USA
Hispanic lawmakers have been pressing Obama to deliver for a key demographic that helped put him in office, with immigration reform the top priority. ...

 

Georgia Congressman jump starts the immigration debate
Examiner.com - USA
The immigration laws are often difficult to enforce when dealing with people who have raised families on the US soil, but they never established a legal ...

 

Critics Accuse GA Congressman of Grandstanding on Immigration
WABE - Atlanta,GA,USA
... have so-called "anchor babies" - children who, when they get older, can sponsor their families' immigration to the US He says Deal should know better. ...

 

Moving illegal prisoners
KFOR - Oklahoma City,OK,USA
"For every illegal alien we incarcerate, it costs Oklahoma taxpayers 20 thousand per year to incarcerate them," said Rep. Randy Terrill. ...

 

BTA Testifies Before US Senate Immigration Subcommittee on What ...
Border Blog - Phoenix,AZ,USA
President Obama's plans to successfully achieve comprehensive immigration reform hinge on the government's ability to improve the secure and efficient ...

 

CSC Receives $27 Million Task Order From United States Citizenship ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States of America . ...

 

Gay Marriage Meets the Immigration Debate: A Bill Would Allow ...
Feet in Two Worlds - New York,NY,USA
While federal immigration laws allow heterosexual residents to sponsor their spouses to immigrate to the country, gay and lesbian couples are not afforded ...

 

Obama strengthens ties with Latinos
Politico - Washington,DC,USA
Latinos said Tuesday they still expect the president to keep his pledge to deliver a comprehensive immigration reform plan by the end of the year. ...

 

Inmates to undergo immigration checks
OhMyGov! - Washington,DC,USA
In the ongoing race against the Red Queen to halt illegal immigration into the US, the Department of Homeland Security is expanding a program designed to ...

 

As California goes, so goes the nation?
Examiner.com - USA
FAIR estimates California's illegal alien population has grown to 3.2 million a 10.3 percent increase. As a result of both the continued growth in the ...

 

Book navigates crosscurrents of immigration
The Associated Press
In "American Passage," Vincent J. Cannato navigates the crosscurrents of immigration since the 1700s, illustrating his tale generously with odd facts and ...

 

Police advocacy group cites concerns with immigration program duties
Dallas Morning News - Dallas,TX,USA
By MARJORIE KORN / The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON – A federal program that gives local law enforcement the authority to perform immigration checks ...

David has been added to your favorite examiners
Examiner.com - USA
Illegal immigration costs our state $10.5 billion annually - a full HALF of the deficit! Our gutless legislators are too afraid of the lobby these people ...

Face of immigration now more feminine
The News Journal - Wilmington,DE,USA
But she was arrested by immigration officials in November and now stays home with her children as she fights deportation. Her goals are based on making ...

 

 

Coalition for the Future American Worker

 

 


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Security and Prosperity Partnership and the North American Union

(click on above title in red to learn about the SPP and their planned strategy)

 

It's Not a Conspiracy... It's Just a Cover-Up!
 

 

H1N1 (MEXICAN) flu infects 13,000 people in 46 countries - WHO

The World Health Organisation said on Tuesday that nearly 13,000 people have been confirmed infected with the new H1N1 flu strain but the number of countries affected is stable at 46. In its latest tally, the United Nations agency said its labs have confirmed 12,954 infections with the newly discovered strain that has killed 92 people.

 

EU adopts 'Blue Card' immigration program
United Press International - USA
BRUSSELS, May 26 (UPI) -- The European Union has adopted a work permit program modeled after the US Green Card residency program aimed at bringing in highly ...


 


 

 

 

 


EDUCATION (click on this line for more)

Charter school busing cut draws ire
Boston Globe - United States
The burden of busing these students only adds to the financial problems, districts say. Kevin Andrews, president of the Massachusetts Charter Public School ...

 

GUEST COLUMN: Time to tell truth about schools
Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA
Mr. Anderson succinctly summarized our problems: Too few students are graduating and those who do are inadequately prepared. Parents often are very confused ...

 

School bus allowed into area of natural gas leak
Mid-Hudson News - Newburgh,NY,USA
Middletown Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Eastwood and Mid-City Transit, the district's bus provider, were unaware of the situation. ...

 

School start time may shift this fall
My Ballard - Seattle,WA,USA
Nearly everyone I know around here was educated by Seattle Public Schools (I was not) - all those folks seem fairly well educated, and most went to the ...

 

Grand Jury finds Natomas school district land deal 'unsual'

The Sacramento County Grand Jury charged today that the Natomas Unified School District and Superintendent Steve Farrar failed to exercise "proper oversight" when they purchased 41 acres of farmland north of the city for $13.4 million -- a record price for the area in 2007 that came under sharp criticism.

 

Milwaukee Public Schools Hand Out 'Violence Free Zone' Awards
WISN.com - Milwaukee,WI,USA
... through Milwaukee Public Schools is helping students move past their anger. A fit of rage is how Bay View senior Rachnee Williams solved her problems. ...

 

ACLU sues over blocked web sites

The American Civil Liberties Union and its Tennessee branch sued two Tennessee school districts in federal court May 19, claiming that the districts are unconstitutionally blocking students from accessing online information about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues.

 

Bill would fund internet safety education

A New Jersey lawmaker has introduced internet safety legislation that, if passed, would authorize roughly $175 million--$35 million a year for five years--for internet safety education and training to help make children, parents, and educators aware of proper online behavior and the dangers the internet poses.

 

New iPod rules touch off heated debate

A new policy by the University of Missouri School of Journalism requiring incoming students to have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or similar device has touched off a heated debate about the limits and possibilities of technology -- as well as corporate influence -- in academia.

 

Judge tosses BU 'hacker' search warrant

A district court judge has ordered Massachusetts and Boston University police to return a BU student's computers, cell phone, and other belongings, after finding that investigators did not sufficiently show a link between the man and any crime, SecurityFocus reports.

 

Economic woes could reduce technology in K-12 classrooms

A report released by the American Association of School Administrators reveals that many school budgets will be cut during the 2009-10 school year because of reduced funding -- and technology is among the key areas expected to be affected, reports the Richmond Distance Learning Examiner.

 

Study: Classroom computers boost face-to-face learning

Computers have been used for years to facilitate learning at a distance. Now, a new European Union research program shows that computers also can enhance collaborative, face-to-face learning and problem solving, reports Science Daily.

 

Should teachers, kids be digital 'friends'?

With online social networks and similar tools rocketing in popularity, some teachers have started using these tools to build rapport, update students on classroom activities, and keep an ear to the ground with the youths they teach. But potential pitfalls remain, reports the Arizona Daily Star -- including the appearance of impropriety and other ethical issues.

AT&T and Indiana University partner on BlackBerry deal

Indiana University has announced that it has entered into an agreement with AT&T, providing graduate students and staff in its Kelley School of Business with discounted BlackBerry smart phones, reports the Richmond Distance Learning Examiner.

 

Duncan outlines school reform agenda

Rewarding effective teaching, expanding the learning time, collecting meaningful data, and transforming underperforming high schools are the four key areas the U.S. Department of Education (ED) plans to target in the next year, Education Secretary Arne Duncan told school stakeholders at the Center for American Progress's "Resource, Allocation, Reinvestment, and Education Reform" conference May 18. Key words: Center for American Progress, Arne Duncan, effective teaching

 

California considers open digital textbooks

In what could be a first-of-its-kind statewide initiative, California education leaders are working together to compile a list of free, open digital textbooks that meet state-approved standards and will be available to high school math and science classes this fall. Key words: open source, digital textbooks, California education

 

New device saves money on color printing

A new Xerox Corp. printer that uses solid-ink technology and a sliding price scale might be good news for schools and colleges that are trying to cut costs without taking away from administrative or classroom functions. Key words: school printers, Xerox ColorQube, solid-ink printer, school multi-function printers

 

Heated Discussion
Portland Observer - Portland,OR,USA
Sporadically, a participant would suggest that the problems with the city's high schools couldn't be separated from issues facing lower grades. ...

 

Lessons Learned From the Chicago Public Schools
Education Week News (subscription) - Bethesda,MD,USA
If schools are located in neighborhoods where poverty is high, family education is low, social problems abound, and students come from dangerous or unstable ...

 

Gov. Jindal says rainy-day fund might be tapped for higher education
The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com - New Orleans,LA,USA
Bobby Jindal said this morning that he might be willing to use some money from the state's rainy-day fund to offset budget cuts planned for public colleges ...

 

Will Congress Put DC Kids in Danger?
National Review Online - New York,NY,USA
And they evidence also shows that they are in a safer learning environment, which is really important to DC parents given the problems in the public school ...

 

 


 

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EMINENT DOMAIN AND PROPERTY RIGHTS (click on this line for more)

 

Sotomayor: No Empathy for Property Rights
Chicago Daily Observer - Chicago,IL,USA
Judge Sotomayor was on the panel that issued the unsigned opinion–one that makes Justice Stevens look like a paradigmatic defender of strong property rights ...

 

The Sotomayor Nomination
Forbes - NY,USA
The level of property rights protection against government intervention on the one hand, and the permissible scope of unilateral action by the president in ...

 

Sotomayor's resume, record on notable cases

The resume and record of federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor (CNN)

 

Lewisburg's eminent domain petition granted
Beckley Register-Herald - Beckley,WV,USA
LEWISBURG — Eight months after initiating eminent domain proceedings to acquire property for a new city police headquarters, Lewisburg is the proud owner of ...

 

Hinton, IA Schools Struggle to Expand
KPTH - Correctionville,IA,USA
Steen says the board may use eminent domain to get the land if Held's won't accept its offer, though negotiations are ongoing. The district hopes to have ...

 

ICC denies eminent domain claim for Enbridge pipeline
Bloomington Pantagraph - IL, USA
However, the recommended order submitted by Administrative Law Judge Larry Jones does not find that eminent domain is required for the pipeline project to ...

 

Multnoman County appeals land-use compensation
OregonLive.com - Portland,OR,USA
English's attorney and property rights groups have consistently argued that the compensation order was a final judgment that wasn't affected by land-use ...

 

PROPERTY TAXES

 

Gwinnett Residents Fuming Over Tax HIke
MyFox Atlanta - Atlanta,GA,USA
(MyFOX ATLANTA) - A battle was brewing Tuesday over property taxes in Gwinnett County where leaders said public safety was at stake. ...

 

County set to cut $25 million from budget
Bradenton Herald - FL, United States
Azzara said revenue sources, such as property taxes, service fees and sales taxes are all down. “Those revenues fund everything from the Manatee County ...

 

School District Considers Raising Taxes
WFtv.com - Orlando,FL,USA
The Brevard County School District met Tuesday evening to consider a slight increase to property taxes. Eyewitness News learned the average homeowner would ...

 

Will County: Pay your property taxes
Southtown Star - Chicago,IL,USA
By Stewart Warren, Sun-Times News Group Will County homeowners must pay the first installment on their property taxes by June 1, Will County Treasurer Pat ...

 

Outlook dire for cities' tax revenues
San Diego Union Tribune - San Diego,CA,USA
They were told to expect that property taxes in their communities will sink by more than 7 percent. Only the well-to-do coastal cities of San Diego County ...

 

 


               

Taking Liberty – How Private Property Is Being Abolished In America


OBESE GOVERNMENTWaste, Fraud and Abuse (click on this line for more)

The Social Security Scam

The release of the 2009 Social Security Trustees Report indicates that the current economic crisis has negatively impacted the Social Security budget. It's now projected that by 2016 Social Security spending will exceed revenues. According to the report, the financial condition of the Social Security program "remains challenging" and "need(s) to be addressed soon." A look at the numbers shows us the severity of the Social Security budget problem.

 

Another “Sleeve” Sellout

In case you’ve already forgotten about the whole “rolling up their sleeves” press conference fiasco, it was a made-for-TV political event that took place earlier this spring up in Spartanburg, S.C.  Basically, two fake Republican Senators stood up with their colleagues and pretended to be fiscal conservatives, but then turned around and voted with the State Senate’s big government RINOcrat majority when it came time to actually do what they said they were going to do. Who were the two sellouts (at least as far as this latest example of South Carolina “Republicans” saying one thing and doing another is concerned)? Sen. Shane Martin and Sen. David Thomas - and by listing their names again here we guess that means you can consider yourself reminded.

 

Cap and Trade

Congress is about to vote on cap and trade legislation. Do you know what it is? If you don't, you are not alone. A new Rasmussen poll finds that only one-quarter (24%) of likely voters correctly understand the term. The poll also found that 30 percent has no idea with the term "cap and trade" meant, 29 percent thought it had something to with regulating Wall Street, and 17 percent though it involved health care reform.

 

Glenn Beck Tells Limbaugh: Bush's Compassion Conservatism Must Die 'Violent Death'
If the Republican Party has any chance of regaining its leading position, it must put to "death" George W. Bush's "compassionate conservatism," top talker Glenn Beck tells Rush Limbaugh.

 

The Daily Capitalist: California's No. 1!
Noozhawk - Santa Barbara-Goleta,CA,USA
“Government spending” is just code for social services for those individuals not possessing the family backing, resources, educational advantages, ...

 

Our Views: A new light for earmarks
2TheAdvocate - Baton Rouge,LA,USA
In a spate of reform, Congress required its members seeking special appropriations for their districts — earmarks — to publicize the requests in committee ...

 

Re: Flattening Taxpayers in New Jersey [Andy McCarthy]
National Review Online Blogs - New York,NY,USA
(As you don't mention, Lonegan wants to slash the number of government agencies and cut government spending by $5 billion.) And because there would be less ...

 

New Bill Exposes Government Spending
KOLN - Lincoln,NE,USA
... treasurer's website is run, to detail where every tax dollar goes, and now it's up to the public to hold the government responsible for that spending. ...

 

Schwarzenegger says drastic budget cuts are 'the message of the ...
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
'The voters sent a very clear message to Sacramento: Live within your means, cut spending, slash the size of government, get rid of the waste and the ...

 

Look at state spending
Chicago Tribune - United States
When will spending cuts make an appearance on anyone's agenda? It is unconscionable to ask for gigantic tax increases without forcing state government to ...

 

Outrageous: We're Done with Greed
Reader's Digest - Pleasantville,NY,USA
Citizens Against Government Waste tracks abuses and is a tough critic of government spending. And monitor local news sources to see how the money is being ...

 

Government Agency Tracks Stimulus Spending
WXIA-TV - Atlanta,GA,USA
If you're interested in tracking federal spending, you can do so easily online. You can read the reports by the Government Accountability Office on their ...

Should We Blame California's Government or Its Citizens for the ...
Atlantic Online - USA
California wouldn't have this problem (or at least, this big of a problem), writes John Steele Gordan from Commentary, if it hadn't increased its spending ...

 

THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF FEDERAL SPENDING ON STATE ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
National Center for Policy Analysis - Dallas,TX,USA
Federal government spending comes with costs. Every dollar the government spends must first be removed from the pocket of the private sector -- through ...

 

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Exposing Corruption – Exploring Solutions

 

VOTER FRAUD (A Bi-Partisan Phenomenon)

 

Conn. House passes Election Day voter registration
Hartford Courant - United States
John Rowland vetoed it, raising concerns of potential fraud. Opponents voiced similar fears during Tuesday's debate, saying the current registration ...

 

UMKC Law Professor to Run for Secretary of State
WIBW - Topeka,KS,USA
According to Kobach, Voter fraud is a very real problem in Kansas. “Election crimes have been documented across the state,” says Kobach, “from fraudulent ...

 

Election law changes questioned
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
... by creating an electronic voter database that gives people the option of registering to vote online. Miller also the bill would combat election fraud, ...

 

Hoseman Petitions for Voter ID
Jackson Free Press - Jackson,MS,USA
Phil Bryant has also been a proponent of the bill, which he says will curb voter fraud in the state, despite scant evidence that fraud has occurred. ...

 

Democrats look to stop voter ID bill
Houston Chronicle - United States
Republicans say it's to prevent voter fraud. But Democrats say it would suppress voter turnout. The measure must come up before the end of the day Tuesday, ...

 

JAMES P. PINKERTON: Will Democrats Become a Permanent Majority ...
FOXNews - USA
Long before the Internet, the two political parties routinely accused each other of vote fraud. Democrats point to the Florida recount after the 2000 ...

 


 


 

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