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  • Obama calls for cuts to federal subsidy that helps states jail illegal immigrants

    02/01/2010 2:47:12 PM PST · 4 of 13
    DumpsterDiver to NormsRevenge
    ...the administration said that it would take the savings and redirect the money towards border enforcement efforts.

    Please raise your dumb, naive, stupid hand if you believe this hogwash.

  • After Obama rips lobbyists, K St. insiders get private briefings (this morning)

    01/28/2010 9:35:20 AM PST · 10 of 12
    DumpsterDiver to LdSentinal
    The last call [...] is on government ... transparency.

    [...] these calls are not intended for press purposes."

    Lunacy.

  • Immigration Overhaul Bill Unveiled In House [12M Illegals: Called "Most Generous" Legislation!]

    12/16/2009 6:53:43 AM PST · 32 of 41
    DumpsterDiver to kabar
    No, the press conference was held in the Rayburn building in DC.

    Thanks. Since I'm here in L.A. I'm going to try and see if I can find out how one gets to use school buses for protest activities.

  • Immigration Overhaul Bill Unveiled In House [12M Illegals: Called "Most Generous" Legislation!]

    12/16/2009 6:29:15 AM PST · 30 of 41
    DumpsterDiver to kabar
    I attended the press conference. It was well orchestrated including having about 20 children wearing white tee shirts saying "Future Voter."

    Was that a press conference held here in Los Angeles? I'm asking because I'm wondering how they were able to use a school bus.

    From the article: In Los Angeles, immigration activists hailed the measure at a news conference before heading to local lawmakers' offices -- aboard a yellow school bus festooned with banners -- to urge their support.

  • America Under Barack Obama: An Interview with Nat Hentoff

    12/13/2009 11:56:30 AM PST · 54 of 98
    DumpsterDiver to hennie pennie
    I don't remember the details, but I am positive that I've read in numerous places that BHO was never a professor. He was a lecturer in law, which is an entirely different ballpark.

    You're right.

    If this turns out to be a temporary link, go to www.uchicago.edu and enter Barack Obama into their search engine.

    They refer to him being "a former Law School Senior Lecturer".

    Examples:

    President Barack Obama, a former Law School Senior Lecturer, wins ...... President Barack Obama, a former Law School Senior Lecturer, wins Nobel Peace Prize. October 9, 2009. US President Barack Obama, whose ...
    http://news.uchicago.edu/news.php?asset_id=1730 - 16k - Cached

    University of Chicago Law School > News 11.04.2008: Former Senior ...... Home > News > News 11.04.2008: Former Senior Lecturer Barack Obama Elected President of the United States News 11.04.2008 Former..
    http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/obamaelected/ - 17k - Cached

  • Michigan Passes State Smoking Ban

    12/12/2009 5:35:49 AM PST · 26 of 38
    DumpsterDiver to XenaLee
    If the elitist DemocRats in government succeed in taking over healthcare, they'll be taxing and then outlawing anything and everything that 'they consider' to be unhealthy...

    I think they'll keep tobacco, liquor, greasy, fast food etc. legal and just refuse to give those people who indulge any health care. That way they can still collect the tax money on those products and SAVE money by only providing health care to people who "deserve" it.

    And I am only being half-way sarcastic about that. I truly am that cynical.

  • DU Panel: Legalization Of Immigrants Beneficial

    12/09/2009 11:20:10 AM PST · 22 of 32
    DumpsterDiver to george76
    Millions of undocumented people in the U.S. should be given a path to legal status after the country finds a way to stop illegal immigration,

    This is where the article should have ended.

    Get back to me "after the country finds a way to stop illegal immigration."

  • Shooting Suspect Not Found Inside Seattle Home

    11/30/2009 9:26:36 AM PST · 101 of 222
    DumpsterDiver to CedarDave
    I hope they catch this guy.

    From this source:

    Maurice Clemmons has a lengthy police record dating back to when he was 17-years old and living in Arkansas. He was convicted of aggravated robbery and sentenced to 60-years in prison. That sentence was commuted by then Governor Mike Huckabee in 2000 after Clemmons had served 11 years.

    Clemmons was just released from Pierce County jail a week ago. He was awaiting trial on second degree rape of a child. He posted a $150,000 bond. Clemmons was also facing charges of assualting a police officer.

  • Million Hit By 'Plague Worse Than Swine Flu'

    11/16/2009 8:37:57 AM PST · 10 of 26
    DumpsterDiver to RedMominBlueState
    Here is a related thread about this subject:

    H1N1 "super flu" plague in Ukraine sparks concern, conspiracy theories about origins
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2387422/posts

  • Napolitano pronounces US border more secure now

    11/13/2009 10:21:33 AM PST · 19 of 58
    DumpsterDiver to Free ThinkerNY
    ... she said in a speech to the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank.

    IMO, "liberal think tank" is an oxymoron.

  • Are You Shrugging?

    11/09/2009 2:20:28 PM PST · 39 of 115
    DumpsterDiver to Lurker
    Other than our mortgage; zero debt.

    The same here.

    Paid it all off in the last 6 months. Believe me, it hurt.

    Don't you at least feel good about being out of debt? I've been out of debt since around 1973 and the feeling of being debt free was tremendously exhilirating for me.

    In fact, buying a house back in the 80s and being in debt again was a bit of a downer for me.

  • One year on, Obama cites struggle with Bush legacy

    11/04/2009 5:53:43 PM PST · 46 of 85
    DumpsterDiver to dila813
    Dear Mr. President,

    From one democrat to another, if you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen.

    And by the way, the next time you're in the Oval office please realize that the buck stops there!

    Love and kisses,
    Harry T.

  • Swine Flu: The Risks and Efficacy of Vaccines

    11/02/2009 6:03:09 AM PST · 4 of 6
    DumpsterDiver to Bob Eimiller

    A Monday morning Bump to an interesting article.

  • Possible Credit Dislocation: Be Warned

    10/23/2009 5:02:44 PM PDT · 41 of 57
    DumpsterDiver to AlmaKing
    I'm a buyer here waiting to see if my application is going to be denied for the 4th time based on several new gov't and bank regulations hitting right now.

    That must be driving you nuts! What (if any) reasons are they giving you for this?

  • Humane Society Ad. (just sad)

    10/18/2009 8:51:27 AM PDT · 36 of 138
    DumpsterDiver to Vendome
    I feel like making a donation. Do you have an idea of a good choice. For animals.

    You might want to look into this group. I've met people online who have adopted pets from the animal group but I have no personal knowledge about this particular organization.

    P.S. I also hate those TV ads you're talking about. They make me physically ill.

    Best Friends Animal Society
    www.bestfriends.org

    Best Friends Animal Society - About Us

    At the sanctuary

    The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary at Angel Canyon, at the heart of the Golden Circle of national parks in southern Utah, is home on any given day to about 2,000 dogs, cats, and other animals, who come from shelters and rescue groups around the country for special care they can only receive at Best Friends.

    Most of the animals who find their way to Best Friends have special physical or behavioral needs, and our expert staff of veterinarians, trainers and caregivers offer them all the help they require.  Most of them are ready to go to good new homes after just a few weeks of special care.  A few, who are too old or too sick, or who have suffered extra trauma, find a home and haven at the sanctuary, and are given loving care for the rest of their lives.

    Around the country

    Best Friends works with our members -- and with humane groups, individuals and entire communities -- to set up spay/neuter, shelter, foster and adoption programs in neighborhoods, cities, and states throughout the country. Through this work, Best Friends is helping to save and rehabilitate tens of thousands of animals each year.

    Through the online Best Friends Network, the society reaches across the nation and around the world, helping local communities to rescue animals in distress and to create their own No More Homeless Pets communities.

    [snip]

  • Border agents: We need more, not fewer

    10/10/2009 2:31:05 PM PDT · 4 of 7
    DumpsterDiver to SwinneySwitch
    There are few issues more important to Texas, Arizona and New Mexico than keeping Mexico's drug and gang violence out of our states.

    Hey, I'm here in California and I'm not in favor of anything coming into this state from Mexico.

  • Elderly Couple Forced into State Custody (Yes FORCED)

    08/31/2009 7:14:29 AM PDT · 41 of 91
    DumpsterDiver to HiTech RedNeck
    However, there is now no way out of the "incompetency" rabbit hole until somebody else speaks up for them. Good on the TV station for getting this far. Wonder how many more are in such rabbit holes?

    Read the following article that mentions this couple. It's down right spooky what's happening in Texas.

    Broadcast tells of probate court appointing questionable guardianships
    August 26, 5:27 PM
    Bell County Legal News Examiner

    The actions of probate courts (or other courts handling probate matters) are becoming increasingly controversial due in part to guardianship actions which functionally transfer control of a person's life and property to a court-appointed administrator.

    KDFW, FOX 4 in Dallas/Fort Worth, aired an important story about Jean and Michael Kidd of Richardson (TX) whose lives have been overtaken by a Collin County probate court.

    Court-appointed guardianships are a growing trend.  According to The Texas Probate Web Site, guardianships are defined as: "a court-supervised administration for a minor or for an incapacitated person.  A person -- called the guardian -- is appointed by a court to care for the person and/or property of the minor or incapacitated person -- called the ward.  In some other states, guardianships are called conservatorships, but in Texas they are called guardianships."

    The site provides these definitions of a "minor" and an "incapacitated person": "A minor is a person younger than 18 years who has never been married or who has not had his or her disabilities of minority removed by judicial action.  A minor is considered an incapacitated person.  An adult who, because of physical or mental condition, is substantially unable to provide food, clothing or shelter for himself or herself, to care for his or her own physical health, or to manage his or her own financial affairs is considered an incapacitated person.  The definition of incapacitated person also includes a person who must have a guardian appointed to receive funds due the person from any governmental source."

    Two types of guardians/guardianships exist:  a guardian of the person and a guardian of the estate.  The guardian of the person takes care of a ward's physical well-being while care of a ward's property may be assigned to a guardian of the estate.  A ward may be assigned only one type of guardian, but in other cases, both types of guardians are assigned with sometimes the two guardianship roles being filled by one person.

    Texas is currently experiencing rapid population growth.  With that, a recent five-part series addressed Is Texas' population growth a "stimulus" for estate looting, probate abuse?

    Today's seniors with their accumulation of wealth are an especially attractive population segment, but probate exploitation and estate thefts increasingly impact Americans of all ages. These Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) actions use wills, trusts, guardianships and sometimes powers of attorney to loot assets of the dead, disabled or incapacitated.

    With guardianships, a person loses control of their individual liberty as well as their property.  While guardianships are often associated with the elderly, the mentally or physically disabled or anyone incapacitated via illness or injury can also be subjected to this status.  Family members may serve as guardians, but a new industry has evolved and been in a growth mode as courts increasingly elect to use professional guardians.

    The use of probate venues and legal instruments like wills, trusts or guardianships to confiscate or divert resources -  and with guardianships, also potentially deny individual freedom - is becoming more common.  Without direct involvement, few people realize how these things occur.  Despite being labeled "incapacitated" by a court, Jean and Michael Kidd appear to well understand that guardianships can functionally hijack people's lives.

    In some cases, the targeted parties may need some type of assistance.  However, the intrusive approach along with the questionable denial of freedom and/or confiscation of assets increasingly used by many government entities should serve as a warning to all Americans who value personal freedom and property rights.

    Forewarned is forearmed.

  • Terry Anderson LIVE Thread - August 23, 2009

    08/24/2009 7:08:55 AM PDT · 44 of 47
    DumpsterDiver to MHGinTN
    The notion of panels to decide whom is to get treatment was in the stimulus package bill, not in the 3200 bill pending.

    For some reason I can't access the article's link from bloomberg.com. Is the stimulus package bill already a done deal?

    P.S. I'm going to send you a FReep-mail. :-)

  • NEED LEGAL ASSISTANCE

    08/17/2009 2:12:24 PM PDT · 11 of 14
    DumpsterDiver to cgchief
    Try pinging Congressman Billybob.

    From his FR About Page:

    My weekly columns are carried on several sites on the Internet and in three less-reputable newspapers. I now post these on FreeRepublic. In addition, I write on constitutional law, at: http://www.theacru.org

  • Border Patrol Agent Shot and Killed Campo CA

    07/24/2009 8:00:44 AM PDT · 37 of 45
    DumpsterDiver to exnavy; Ajnin
    I have a nephew in the border patrol out there, any word on name?

    Ajnin, do you have any information about this incident?

    exnavy, keep checking back on this thread to see if Ajnin can help, OK?