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  • Even in Chavez's hometown, Venezuela 'revolution' ails before election - "Chavistas destroyed us"

    11/27/2015 10:08:06 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 27, 2015 | Alexandra Ulmer
    ........."We were 'Chavistas'," said Julio Coromoto...a workman next to a queue of dozens at a shabby supermarket."But they destroyed this town.".... Nationwide polls predict voters will punish the socialists next month, possibly taking away their majority in the National Assembly for the first time since Chavez took power in early 1999.To hold on to loyalists, the government is milking Chavez's legacy at every turn, re-naming voting centers after him, splashing his smiling face on billboards and filling state television with his most rousing speeches.In Barinas, his brother Argenis and cousin Asdrubal are running for the legislature, hoping to follow in...
  • When Sweden shut its doors it killed the dream of European sanctuary

    11/27/2015 1:52:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | Andrew Brown
    ...The unprecedented scale and speed of the autumn’s refugee crisis has forced even the Swedish political class to acknowledge that the ground beneath its feet has shifted forever. There is simply no more money, and no more housing, for everyone who wants to come, and for everyone who was entitled to do so under the old rules.
  • Trudeau to make economic case for taking in refugees at G20 summit

    11/13/2015 1:41:37 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 42 replies
    The Toronto Globe and Mail ^ | November 12, 2015 | Bill Curry
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will use his first international trip as an opportunity to show other nations there is an economic – as well as humanitarian – case for welcoming large numbers of Syrian refugees. Less than two weeks after being sworn in as Prime Minister, Mr. Trudeau will participate in a summit of G20 leaders hosted by Turkey, Syria’s northern neighbour that is currently home to more than two million refugees.
  • (California) State Senate OKs health coverage for many Immigrants here Illegally

    06/03/2015 11:52:03 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    LATimes ^ | 6-3-2015 | Patrick McGreevey
    The state Senate on Tuesday approved a hotly debated measure that would allow many immigrants in the state illegally to sign up for special healthcare programs that would offer the same benefits as Medi-Cal. The action comes just days after lawmakers significantly scaled back the plan, which originally would have offered state-subsidized Medi-Cal to people in the country without authorization. State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) said his proposal provides what we can realistically achieve now for the estimated 2 million people in the state illegally. We are talking about our friends. We are talking about our neighbors and our...
  • "What ISIS Really Wants"

    02/16/2015 10:22:09 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 84 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2015 | Graeme Wood
    "What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic States appeal. We have not defeated the idea, he said. We do not even understand the idea. In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as...
  • The Free Community College Plan is Obamas G.I. Bill (Wait, he's serious!)

    01/25/2015 4:10:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jonathan Alter
    The presidents plan to make community college free for everyone is the best news for the middle class in a long time. President Obama this month gave the best State of the Union address of his presidency but it was largely written in disappearing ink. Like the vast majority of presidential speeches, little of it lingers. But one proposal in the speech could prove historic. While Obamas $60 billion plan for two free years of community college is dead-on-arrival in the Republican Congress, it is very much alive in American politics, where progressives now have an aspirational, easy-to-understand issue to...
  • The Kotex Lobby: Feminist, Liberal Media Demand Free Tampons For All

    08/13/2014 7:20:28 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 101 replies
    Its the terminus point of modern feminism: make the deeply personal very publicly political, and get someone else to pay for it! If one man is keeping you in the style to which youre accustomed, youre a kept woman perhaps even [shudder] a stay-at-home mom. But if your sugar is funneled from thousands of hapless tax payers through a legion of faceless bureaucrats, youre a tower of feminist self-determination. Fight the power, sisters! Demand government tampons! This is less an issue of costliness than it is of principle, she later admitted, because menstrual care is health care. To back...
  • 62 Birthday Freebies

    07/09/2014 10:27:02 PM PDT · by kingattax · 9 replies
    All You ^ | 7-9-14
    Get free stuffjust for being born! These restaurants, retailers and more offer special discounts and freebies on your birthday.
  • Looters 'swipe' up the mess in chaos zones (NYC: Post-Sandy Looting Starting)

    10/31/2012 4:20:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | 31 October 2012 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER, FRANK ROSARIO and JOSH SAUL
    <p>Hurricane Sandy brought out the worst yesterday in some sleazy New Yorkers, who looted stores and homes across the city.</p> <p>Some posed as Con Ed workers to dupe their victims.</p> <p>Police arrested more than a dozen looters in the Rockaways and Coney Island, which had been evacuated, and stood guard outside ravaged stores at the South Street Seaport. This morning when they told us the water receded, I walked back to the house to feed [my pets], said Eric Martine, 33, a cabby who lives in Brooklyns Gerritsen Beach. Guys were looting, pretending they were Con Ed and holding people up. It was sick. Residents said police warned them to beware of crooks pretending to be utility workers...</p>
  • Marble Falls Helping Center needs help (TX)

    12/16/2011 8:51:20 PM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    KXAN.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2011 | Jaqueline Ingles
    The pantry served about 200 families per month in 2010. Now, that number is up to 500 families due to the bad economy and recent wildfires. "I have never seen it this bad," said Sue Kennedy, the pantry's executive director. Items needed include: Canned corn Canned green beans Canned black eyed peas Water Instant potatoes Canned chili Diapers Cake Mixes
  • Woman raped at occupy Philadelphia

    11/13/2011 4:42:41 PM PST · by oldernittany · 21 replies
    abcnews ^ | 11/12/2011 | ABC NEWS
    A woman protester at the Occupy Philadelphia encampment at City Hall was raped in a tent, allegedly by a man who had traveled from out of state to join the protest, police said.
  • The Worst "Free" Restaurant Food (according to the Yahoo Health Guy)

    01/21/2011 12:41:14 PM PST · by DemforBush · 53 replies
    Yahoo (health) ^ | 1/18/11 | David Zinczenko
    Remember the story of Hansel and Gretel? How the witch of the woods lured them into her edible candy hut and gave them piles and piles of free foodjust so she could fatten them up and turn them into stew? Well, think about that old fairy tale the next time a waiter drops a plate of free food on your table...
  • D.C. families move from hopelessness into homes (A Liberal Christmas Story)

    12/25/2010 7:34:07 AM PST · by TSgt · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, December 25, 2010; 12:00 AM | Chris L. Jenkins
    <p>It's . . . it's perfect," she said, sitting on her new couch in her new D.C. apartment, letting out a sigh....</p>
  • Funding cuts leave many without home heating assistance in Macon (BARF ALERT!)

    12/17/2010 7:47:53 AM PST · by OCCASparky · 23 replies
    Macon.com ^ | Dec 16, 2010 | PHILLIP RAMATI
    When Eugene Jenkins showed up at St. Paul AME Church at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, he didnt know he would be one of the last people to get a ticket for assistance with his heating bill. He waited in line until 7 a.m., when officials started to hand out the tickets, then went home for a few hours before returning at 10 a.m. By the time he had finished up his paperwork, it was 1:15 p.m., making for a long day.
  • Mystery surrounds Villaraigosa's duties at free-ticket events [L.A. mayor]

    06/24/2010 12:46:16 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 15 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | June 23, 2010 | David Zahniser
    At the heart of the current controversy involving free tickets at Los Angeles City Hall, one question stands out: If Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa attended big-time entertainment events because he was conducting city business, why did he not keep better records of those public duties? For weeks, Villaraigosa has argued that he appeared in an official capacity at dozens of concerts, sporting events and awards shows since 2005, from sitting in box seats at Dodger Stadium to attending a 2007 performance by R&B singer Mary J. Blige at L.A. Live. Those duties, he said, exempted him from the law that would...
  • LA mayor enjoyed freebies galore

    06/12/2010 1:48:31 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 369+ views
    upi. ^ | June 12, 2010
    LOS ANGELES, - A lawyer for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says his honor has received free passes to 81 concerts and sporting events since 2005. Attorney Brian Currey told the Los Angeles Times that city hall was still trying to round up documentation on who provided the ducats, but no formal records were kept. "There were no logs kept," Currey said. "There's just not much documentation.'' City law allows the mayor to accept freebies as long as his attendance is part of his official duties. The Times said Saturday that the details of the official nature of the appearances...
  • Poll: Close to 9 in 10 Latinos to fill out census

    04/01/2010 12:11:38 AM PDT · by Palter · 7 replies · 640+ views
    AP ^ | 01 April 2010 | HOPE YEN
    What boycott? Close to 9 in 10 Hispanics say they intend to participate in the 2010 census, with immigrants more likely to say the government count is good for their community and that personal information will be kept confidential, according to a new poll. The Pew Hispanic Center survey, being released Thursday, appears largely to put aside concerns that Hispanic discontent with the government's slow progress on immigration reform will curtail participation in the high-stakes count now underway. The National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders has suggested a Hispanic boycott of the census to protest the lack of...
  • 15 Must-Have Web Apps for Students (Freebies)

    07/02/2009 1:57:45 AM PDT · by Wooly · 23 replies · 1,953+ views
    the20life.com ^ | 6/30/09 | Karen Schweitzer
    15 Must-Have Web Apps for Students June 28, 2009 in Tips and Tools Welcome! If this is your first time here, you may want to subscribe to get updates in your RSS feed reader. Thanks for visiting! This is a guest post from Karen Schweitzer. For more from Karen, check out her blog about Online College Courses, or follow her on Twitter. College students are increasingly reliant on computers and, for many of us, that means spending tons of money software that wed rather not use anyway. The reality, though, is that there are a ton of great, free...
  • Amnesty Agenda [video]

    05/02/2009 4:42:51 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 25 replies · 865+ views
    Senate Democrats re-laid the ground work for so-called comprehensive immigration reform. The plan would include amnesty for 12 to 20 million illegal aliens. President Obama has made this issue a priority - despite the struggling economy and millions of Americans out of work. Once amnestied, by the process of never-ending chain migration, those former illegal aliens and their newly arrived relatives would bring untold millions more into America. Lisa Sylvester reports...
  • DREAM Act Reintroduced. How Can We Keep the DREAM Alive?

    03/27/2009 9:17:14 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 16 replies · 651+ views
    Virtual Latino ^ | March 27, 2009 | MAEGAN LA MAMITA MALA
    Congressmen Howard Berman (D-CA) and Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL), announced the reintroduction today of the DREAM Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation will restore the States rights to determine residency requirements for higher education benefits - giving states the option to provide in-state tuition. The American DREAM Act seeks to facilitate access to postsecondary educational opportunities for immigrant students...who currently face barriers in pursuing a college education. It also provides a path to U.S. legal residency for students, and military personnel. Pero I have also been critical of the legislation for its inclusion of a military path to...