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  • Italy court overturns paedophile conviction as 11-year-old 'in love'

    12/31/2013 2:17:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Italy's highest court has overturned the conviction of a 60-year-old man for having sex with an 11-year-old girl, because the verdict failed to take into account their "amorous relationship". Pietro Lamberti, a social services worker in Catanzaro in southern Italy, was convicted in February 2011 and sentenced to five years in prison for sexual acts with a minor. The verdict was later upheld by an appeals court. But Italy's supreme court ruled that the verdict did not sufficiently consider "the 'consensus', the existence of an amorous relationship, the absence of physical force, the girl's feelings of love"(continued)
  • Child taken from womb by social services

    12/01/2013 11:46:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    telegraph ^ | November 30, 2013 | Colin Freeman
    A pregnant woman has had her baby forcibly removed by caesarean section by social workers. Essex social services obtained a High Court order against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child to be taken from her womb. The council said it was acting in the best interests of the woman, an Italian who was in Britain on a work trip, because she had suffered a mental breakdown. The baby girl, now 15 months old, is still in the care of social services, who are refusing to give her back to the mother, even though she...
  • (Obamaville ... Livin' the "Dream") Police Hunt for Women After Brawl at Social Services ...

    01/25/2013 9:33:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 January 2013 | Daily Mail
    Police hunt for women after brawl at social services is caught on tape Police are on the hunt for four women who were caught on video in a massive brawl that broke out on line at a social services offices earlier this week in East St. Louis, Illinois. According to witnesses, the fight started over a disagreement between several women in line. In the video, you can see four women pushing, shoving and fists flying before security managed to separate the women. The women left before police arrived. But East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore says that doesn't mean...
  • Food Stamps - The Black Hole You Enter and Never Exit

    10/08/2012 5:44:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Have you heard the rumor that the number of food stamp recipients has increased during President Obama’s term from 28.2 million to 46.6 million? Have you heard that in only three years, the annual cost of the program, which was already astronomical at $35 billion, has soared to $76 billion? It certainly has been the talk of the town (if not the campaign), but does anyone really know how we got to this state of affairs? That is what I set out to discover. Even the most basic details about the program seem surreal. Why in the world is this...
  • Bulloch County

    06/04/2012 1:24:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Personal Matter ^ | 4/6/12 | Eleutheria5
    My two grand daughters, due to no fault of their own, have been put in foster care in Bulloch County, GA. Could anyone from that area please give me a heads up on what to expect from the social workers there? I am trying to get them transferred here, to Israel, where we can take care of them.
  • Infant stabbed in Baltimore; mother in custody

    04/24/2012 6:09:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2012 | Alex Dominguez
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- A mother managed to slip a long kitchen knife past security at a Baltimore social services building and used it to stab her infant daughter in the face and neck Tuesday, police said. The 8-month-old baby was stabbed several times, but was listed in good condition at Johns Hopkins Children's Center and was expected to survive, Police Det. Donny Moses said. "The baby should be OK," Moses said. The mother was admitted to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation, police said.
  • Geraldo: You Shouldn't Become Parent Unless Licensed By Government

    01/09/2012 5:16:57 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Geraldo: You Shouldn't Become Parent Unless Licensed By Government By Jack Coleman Created 01/09/2012 - 7:55pm Think your government has more than enough on its hands? Geraldo Rivera wants it to do so much more. On his new WABC radio show Friday, Rivera cited an incident that day involving a Brooklyn mother suspected of killing her 3-year-old daughter, saying this (audio clips after page break) -- I swear to God, you talk about sickos, you talk about sickos. You should need to have a license to have a child. You should be vetted. I think I can't stand these stories....
  • Ex-head of social service agency pleads guilty to embezzling funds

    12/31/2011 2:45:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online ^ | 12-29-11 | Bruce Vielmetti
    The former head of a West Allis-based social service agency has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling from the organization, resulting in a loss of more than $100,000 to recipients of Social Security disability and supplemental income. Mildred Horvath, 64, of Milwaukee diverted the money from 2008 to 2010, according to federal court records. She was charged Thursday with a single $200 transfer and entered into an agreement to plead guilty to that single count. She faces a possible maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $100,000 fine. She could also be ordered to pay restitution. According to...
  • 'I hate my babies and my older children are animals,' says Octomom Nadya Suleman

    06/29/2011 12:00:26 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 67 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5:31 PM on 29th June 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    She is the mother of fourteen children, who gave birth to the longest surviving octuplets in U.S history. But in disturbing comments sure to alarm social services, Octomom's Nadya Suleman has said she 'hates' her eight babies. The 36-year-old single mother also calls her six older children 'animals'
  • Baby Snatching: It's Hilarious When We Just Don't Like Their Kind (Oathkeepers individual)

    10/09/2010 4:18:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | October 8, 2010 | Brian Doherty
    A fascinating culture-war blog entry plus comments at Wonkette, well worth reading for people confused as hell as why Sarah Palin is able to succeed selling a sense of "they hate us but really we are more than OK" to lots of Americans. The setup: a couple in New Hampshire had their baby stolen from them by government agents--which I think most normal humans recognize as one of the most wrenching, horrific, violative of one's integrity and liberty things that a state, or anyone, could possibly do--whatever the reason for it might be. The affidavit about the snatch lists ongoing...
  • West Virginia: Immediate Action Needed to Help Protect West Virginia Families!

    02/26/2010 3:29:25 PM PST · by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 · 6 replies · 235+ views
    HSLDA ^ | February 26, 2010 | Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
    Dear HSLDA Members and Friends: Delegate Daryl Cowles has introduced several bills that would protect families from unreasonable government intrusion into the family. One of these bills, House Bill 4480, provides that prosecuting attorneys have the right and responsibility to represent the public interest in protecting abused and neglected children when their position conflicts with the position of the Department of Health and Human Resources. If passed, this bill would help strengthen the parent-child relationship and protect the right of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children. However, with only a few days remaining in the session,...
  • Woman dubbed 'not bright' enough to marry, now faces baby being removed when she gives birth

    10/20/2009 5:26:07 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 48 replies · 1,627+ views
    The Mirror ^ | 10/18/2009 | Alison Smith-Squire
    Woman dubbed 'not bright' enough to marry, now faces baby being removed when she gives birth EXCLUSIVE by Alison Smith-Squire 18/10/2009 A pregnant young woman,whose wedding was halted by social workers in an extraordinary row over whether she is bright enough to marry, is to have her baby boy forcefully removed from her at birth. Kerry Robertson, 17, who has mild learning difficulties, was this week told during a meeting with social workers they believe she is also not "intelligent enough" to look after her baby, due in January. She will be allowed just a few hours with her baby,...
  • Massachusetts Cuts Back Immigrants’ Health Care

    08/31/2009 6:59:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies · 1,116+ views
    NYTimes ^ | August 31, 2009
    Massachusetts Cuts Back Immigrants’ Health Care By ABBY GOODNOUGH Published: August 31, 2009 BOSTON — State-subsidized health insurance for 31,000 legal immigrants here will no longer cover dental, hospice or skilled-nursing care under a scaled-back plan that Gov. Deval Patrick announced Monday. Mr. Patrick said his administration had struggled to find a solution “that preserves the promise of health care reform” after the state legislature cut most of the $130 million it had previously allotted immigrants, to help close a budget deficit. Although their health benefits will be sharply curtailed in some cases, Mr. Patrick portrayed the new program as...
  • Mexican Consulate in L.A. takes proactive role in guiding immigrants to social services

    07/23/2009 5:33:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 514+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/23/09 | Anna Gorman
    Typically, a foreign consulate in the United States doles out passports, helps travelers in crisis and serves as a liaison to the home country. But the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles has become an almost de facto public agency in recent years, forming partnerships with government officials and nonprofits here to provide healthcare, offer mental health counseling, fight labor violations and hold literacy classes. The consulate took another step earlier this year to meet the needs of Mexicans living in L.A. County by teaming up with the Superior Court and the county's Department of Children and Family Services to regularly...
  • Distraught woman sues, alleging N.J. helped child of rape find her

    06/23/2009 4:52:16 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 292 replies · 5,512+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Tue, Jun. 23, 2009 | JASON NARK
    Reunions of adopted children and their birth parents are usually heartwarming moments in which tears flow and broken bonds are made whole in mere seconds. At least that's how it usually plays out on "Oprah." But that wasn't the case last Dec. 13, when an Atlantic City woman came face to face with the daughter she placed for adoption 30 years ago after being raped. This short reunion on the woman's doorstep left her feeling "violated, in shock, and short of breath," according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, in Camden, and she believes that a division...
  • The U.S. Can't Deliver On All Its Promises

    06/22/2009 10:08:26 AM PDT · by FromLori · 21 replies · 900+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 6/22/09 | Robert Samuelson
    <p>Raised in an individualistic culture, Americans dislike the concept of the "welfare state" and do not use the term. But make no mistake, the United States has a welfare state, and its future is precarious. The true significance of General Motors' bankruptcy lies more with this welfare state than with the battered condition of American capitalism.</p>
  • The Temp Worker Economy

    06/16/2009 10:32:36 AM PDT · by FromLori · 9 replies · 393+ views
    Wall St 24/7 ^ | 6/16/09
    oyota (TM) and Nissan, two of the most successful car companies in the world, are hiring temporary workers in Europe to staff some of their auto plants. It is safe to assume that these “employees” will not get significant benefits or pensions. Once they leave the factories, they will be no better off financially beyond what short-term employment has done for them. Temp workers are becoming a larger and larger part of the workforce that sits half-way between full-time long-term workers and the unemployment line. The increase in their ranks is not necessary a good omen for the overall economy....
  • Texas Taxpayers Spent $678 million on Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants

    12/13/2008 12:55:17 PM PST · by engrpat · 54 replies · 2,048+ views
    Star-Telegram (DFW) ^ | 12-13-08 | ANDREW CHAVEZ
    Healthcare for illegal immigrants cost the Texas government and local hospital districts $678 million in a year, according to a new study that state lawmakers hope will show the federal government how much Texas is spending in uncompensated care for illegal immigrants. The study, by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, estimates that $597 million of the total was spent by 94 public hospitals during fiscal 2005-06. The remainder, about $81 million, went to the state’s contribution to emergency Medicaid, which pays for emergency medical care for things such as childbirth, and to the Texas Family Violence Program, which...
  • Illegal Alien Costs Rising Sharply

    04/12/2009 11:56:53 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 37 replies · 2,964+ views
    Illegal alien families are using welfare and social services more than ever in the recession. In Los Angeles County alone the cost is more than $1 billion per year. They are costing more than $40 billion per year than what they pay in taxes. Strictly speaking, they shouldn't be eligible for any such services. But for a variety of reasons they're receiving them, one reason being their "anchor babies."
  • Official: Hostages held after 'multiple' shootings (Binghamton, NY)

    04/03/2009 9:30:15 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 593 replies · 34,978+ views
    CNN ^ | 04/03/2009 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Authorities are at the scene of a building in Binghamton, New York, where there are "multiple" shooting victims and hostages are being held, a county spokesman said. Broome County Director of Emergency Services Brett Chellis said there is an "active" shooting situation at the American Civic Association, and that several law enforcement agencies are at the scene. Chellis did not provide numbers of victims or hostages, and had no further details. According to the United Way of Broome County Web site, the civic association assists immigrants and refugees with immigration and personal counseling, resettlement, citizenship, family reunification.
  • Exclusive: Has Illegal Immigration’s Effect on Education Become the "Third Rail" of Politics?

    03/14/2009 4:53:26 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 26 replies · 1,701+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | March 13, 2009. | Vincent Gioia
    Exclusive: Has Illegal Immigration’s Effect on Education Become the ‘Third Rail’ of Politics? Vincent Gioia Traditionally, Social Security has been the “third rail” of politics but we now have another third rail – illegal immigration and education. Politicians step all over themselves asking for more and more money to be spent on education; ignoring the fact that money alone does not make for a good public education. Another thing we are not allowed to mention in a discussion about public education quality and costs is the impact of illegal immigration; otherwise we are labeled “racists.” The United States has the...
  • 13 Million Illegal Immigrants Living in the United States

    03/14/2009 5:25:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 43 replies · 2,031+ views
    Right Side News ^ | March 8, 2009 | FAIRUS.org
    13 Million Illegal Immigrants Living in the United States March 8, 2009 FAIRUS.org How Many Illegal Immigrants? Illegal Immigrant Problems & Statistics FAIR estimates that in 2007 the illegal immigrant population is above 13 million persons. Government and academic estimates indicate that as of 2006 there were 11 to 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. The Center for Immigration Studies estimated the illegal immigrant population at 10 million as of November 2004. It is difficult to have an exact figure because the illegal nature of their presence prevents any enumeration, but the U.S. Census Bureau estimated 8.7...
  • Refugees struggle as jobs dry up, fueling debate over U.S. obligation

    03/02/2009 3:55:25 PM PST · by BGHater · 23 replies · 664+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 01 Mar 2009 | JESSICA MEYERS
    A Bhutanese refugee died recently in his Vickery Meadow apartment in Dallas, within walking distance of Lal Subba's home. The family had no money for a burial, so Subba and the other Bhutanese families in the complex took up a collection to ensure the elderly man received appropriate honor for the life he led. "If we live, too much difficult. If we die, too much difficult," said the 21-year-old who grew up in a Nepal refugee camp and came to Dallas in October, only to find a flailing national economy instead of the idealized American dream. That reality is now...
  • Welfare Reform, Phase Two (Will 0Bama Get in The Way?)

    03/01/2009 1:44:11 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies · 856+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter, 2009 | Steven Malanga
    In social-services jargon, Debra Autry had “multiple barriers to work” when the state of Ohio told her that she had to start earning her welfare benefits. Autry had been out of work and on public assistance for more than two decades, and she lacked many of the skills necessary for a modern economy. She was a single mother, too, like most welfare recipients, with three kids at home. Autry was skeptical about working in the private sector, so the state placed her in a publicly subsidized program that had her cleaning government offices in exchange for her benefits. Disliking the...
  • How Many Mexicans Can You Fit in a Bus?

    01/13/2009 8:13:27 AM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 29 replies · 3,133+ views
    NotoriouslyConservative.com ^ | 01 13 09 | NotoriouslyConservative.com
    I like most Mexican people, just as I like most Americans. I don’t have prejudice against them, they are God’s children, just like me. So let’s get that out of the way. What I do hate, is illegal activity. I don’t like it when people ignore our laws, and sneak into our country. Yes, yes, we are a country of immigrants, I get that, I love that, I respect that, and encourage that. But, we are not a country of illegal immigrants. Law and order should be followed in all things. What I hate more than illegal immigration, is when...
  • (Riverside, CA.) Inland Latino Population Growth Is 4th-Highest In The Nation

    01/09/2009 5:05:31 PM PST · by real_patriotic_american · 42 replies · 3,896+ views
    The Press Enterprise ^ | October 23, 2008 | David Olson
    Riverside and San Bernardino counties added more Latino residents between 2000 and 2007 than all but three other U.S. counties, a new analysis of U.S. Census data found. The report, by the nonpartisan Washington, D.C.-based Pew Hispanic Center, also found that most Latino population growth is now from new births. In the 1980s and 1990s, it was mostly from immigration. That means no matter what happens to the immigration rate, the Latino population of Riverside and San Bernardino counties will continue to grow steadily, reaching a majority within several years, experts say. Riverside County's Hispanic population surged 60 percent between...
  • Secure Borders, End Sanctuaries, Deport Illegals

    01/11/2009 5:33:52 AM PST · by real_patriotic_american · 27 replies · 2,404+ views
    Red Bluff Daily News ^ | January 11, 2009 | Pete Stiglich
    What part of illegal alien is so difficult to understand? Apparently, there are those who are either too confused, too unwilling or too incapable of understanding the meaning of those simple words. Instead, they'd rather emotionalize any debate on illegal immigration with cries of racism, discrimination and an alleged lack of compassion for our fellow human beings. They choose this course rather than honestly dealing with the established fact we are a nation of laws - laws intended and necessary to preserve civility and order for our common good. I, for one, refuse to be intimidated or influenced by such...
  • CA: Expert calls Tracy torture case a "social services plane wreck" (Foster child abuse)

    12/08/2008 8:25:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,404+ views
    InsideBayArea.com ^ | 12/8/08 | Jeanine Benca
    Studies show as many as 15 percent of children in wealthy nations are physically abused by guardians each year, but the alleged torture of a boy who stumbled into a Tracy fitness club battered, half-starved and in chains last week stands out for its cruelty, a leading child abuse expert says. Cases that severe are "not a very common thing." But they continuously pop up, said Carole Jenny, a pediatrics professor at Brown University's medical school. Underfunding and a lack of resources for child protective services is a huge problem, said Jenny, who called what authorities say happened to the...
  • Pastor charged with felony for spanking son

    10/25/2008 3:44:52 AM PDT · by Man50D · 36 replies · 1,851+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 25, 2008
    Wisconsin pastor has been charged with felony physical abuse of a child after he spanked his 12-year-old son for lying and a teacher notified social services. Barry W. Barnett Jr., 43, of Poynette, Wis., is free on a $10,000 bond, but he could face up to three years in prison and fines for disciplining his son, the local Portage Daily Register reported. At the pastor's hearing, Barnett's son said his father was right to spank him . "He gave me a chance to tell him the truth, and I just kept lying to him," the boy said. The boy said...
  • Polygamy Judge Under Guard After Reported Threats { Barbara Walther }

    06/11/2008 2:58:03 PM PDT · by SmithL · 49 replies · 100+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ― The home of the San Angelo judge who ordered the removal of 440 children from a polygamist ranch is under guard after Utah and Arizona authorities warned of "enforcers" from the sect, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Police assigned to Judge Barbara Walther's San Angelo house were provided dossiers and photos of 16 men and women deemed a threat, the Deseret News said. "There are many individuals who are willing to give up their life for the cause and you can never underestimate what a religious fanatic is capable of," said e-mails obtained from the Washington...
  • Illegal immigrant mystery health tab[Illinois]

    05/31/2008 11:46:25 AM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 162+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | 30 May 2008 | Nick Shields
    SPRINGFIELD -- As the state's unpaid medical bills continue to climb, Illinois has enrolled thousands of undocumented immigrant children into Gov. Rod Blagojevich's All Kids insurance program, yet officials don't know how much taxpayers are spending on their care. "The figure is not available," Mark Iocca, an attorney handling information requests for the administration, said in responding to a Daily Herald legal request about those costs. A total of 1.4 million children receive state-provided health care under All Kids. Many of them were previously enrolled in Kid Care, which was folded into the new All Kids program in 2006. All...
  • Immigration debate hits home for liver transplant patients

    04/12/2008 11:54:42 PM PDT · by Jubal Harshaw · 36 replies · 61+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 13, 2008 | Anna Gorman
    Ana Puente was an infant with a liver disorder when her aunt brought her illegally to the U.S. to seek medical care. She underwent two liver transplants at UCLA Medical Center as a child in 1989 and a third in 1998, each paid for by the state. .... Late last month Puente learned of another, little-known option for patients with certain healthcare needs. If she notified U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that she was in the country illegally, state health officials might grant her full Medi-Cal coverage. Puente did so, her benefits were restored and she is now awaiting a...
  • DHS may send 2-year-old girl to Mexico

    04/11/2008 12:07:55 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 39 replies · 123+ views
    KATU (Portland, OR) ^ | April 10, 2008 | Dan Tilkin
    HILLSBORO, Ore. – The state of Oregon may try to take a 2-year-old girl from her grandparents in Hillsboro and send her to Mexico to live with relatives of her half-siblings – people she doesn't know. State officials say they aim to keep the three children together, a move that the grandparents, Luz and Maurice Cephus, are fighting. The girl at the center of the conflict is 23-month-old Faith Cephus. Her grandparents, (pictured below) who became the girl's certified foster parents, want to adopt her but are living in fear of losing her. "Her being our blood granddaughter, we thought...
  • (AR) Ballot Initiative Filed Over Illegal Immigration

    04/05/2008 4:14:32 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 29 replies · 90+ views
    KATV Little Rock ^ | April 05, 2008 | Staff Writer
    A ballot initiative before the attorney general's office would require those seeking public benefits from the state to prove their citizenship. The measure by Secure Arkansas, a group chaired by Jeannie Burlsworth of Bryant, would make individuals sign an affidavit under the penalty of perjury that they are lawfully living in the United States. Burlsworth says the measure is aimed at stopping illegal immigrants from receiving state benefits. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has until April 9 to review the proposed ballot title. If approved, supporters of the measure could begin gathering the required 61,974 signatures needed to place it before...
  • How social services are paid bonuses to snatch babies for adoption[UK]

    02/04/2008 12:27:29 PM PST · by BGHater · 30 replies · 134+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 31 Jan 2008 | Sue Reid
    For a mother, there can be no greater horror than having a baby snatched away by the State at birth. The women to whom it has happened say their lives are ruined for ever - and goodness knows what longterm effect it has on the child. Most never recover from this trauma. Imagine a baby growing in your body for nine months, imagine going through the emotion of bringing it into the world, only to have social workers seize the newborn, sometimes within minutes of its first cry and often on the flimsiest of excuses. Yet this disturbing scenario is...
  • Illegal Alien Welfare Costs Exceed $35 million. Total Annual Cost for Illegals exceeds $1 billion.

    10/02/2007 3:18:00 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 22 replies · 1,097+ views
    Santa Clarita News Radio ^ | Sept. 30, '07 | Staff
    LA County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has announced that a new report shows illegal aliens and their families collected over $35 million in welfare and food stamp allocations in July. In the report, illegals are said to have collected nearly $20 million in welfare assistance for July 2007 and an additional $15 million in monthly food stamp allocations for an estimated annual cost of $440 million. "Illegal immigration continues to have a devastating impact on Los Angeles County taxpayers," said Antonovich. "In addition to $220 million for public safety and $400 million for healthcare, the $440 million in welfare allocations...
  • Unskilled Immigrants + Large Welfare State = Higher Taxes

    06/05/2007 11:30:32 AM PDT · by Texas Jack · 8 replies · 480+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 01 Jun 2007 | James D. Miller
    Unskilled Immigrants + Large Welfare State = Higher Taxes The above equation shows why free market enthusiasts should oppose the current immigration bill. Yes, historically immigration has helped the U.S. economy. But our large welfare state combined with the importance of education to wealth creation provides a compelling reason to oppose importing unskilled immigrants and citizens. The benefit an immigrant provides to an economy comes from the value of his work. The lower an immigrant's skill, the less value the economy derives from his presence. Some immigration advocates, though, claim that the U.S. economy "needs" unskilled immigrants to work at...
  • Freep a poll!(Does supporting government social services make one a good person?)

    03/28/2007 6:04:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 4 replies · 138+ views
    www.countypressonline.com ^ | 3-27-07 | County Press Online
    Does supporting government-funded social services make one a good person? No, it?s more likely to make one a political party hack since those ?social services? mean jobs that are safe, soft and well paying at the administrative level. Yes, because it means YOU CARE!! And why shouldn?t CARING people get well-paying, tax-funded jobs?
  • Vanity - Need Reseach Help - Countries with large social services

    11/02/2006 9:17:05 AM PST · by elc · 4 replies · 208+ views
    me | 11/2/2006 | me
    Hi, I need some Freeper help for a discussion I'm in on my mothers board. I can't even begin explain how we've gotten from Plan B to paid maternity leave. Okay, I must say there have been some interesting arguments and 1 study I am looking forward to reading and crituiqing on Infant mortality rate and paid maternity leave. But in recent years I've read a couple of good articles about the drain on economies that large scale social services cause. I know one was specifically about national health systems and various countries around the world that are being crippled...
  • A teen's Y chromosome problem (Abraham Cherrix case)

    07/24/2006 9:33:39 PM PDT · by freespirited · 74 replies · 1,554+ views
    Townhall ^ | 7/25/06 | Cal Thomas
    A 16-year-old Virginia boy who suffers from Hodgkin's disease has been told by a state judge he must report to a hospital this week and accept treatment deemed necessary by his doctors. The boy and his parents have chosen to pursue alternative treatment. It consists of a sugar-free, organic diet and herbal supplements supervised by a clinic in Mexico. On July 21, juvenile court Judge Jesse E. Demps ruled that the boy's parents, Jay and Rose Cherrix of Chincoteague, were neglectful and that they must continue to share custody of their son, Starchild Abraham Cherrix, with the Accomack County Department...
  • Woman, 40, lay dead in front of TV for two years

    04/14/2006 2:40:49 PM PDT · by CheyennePress · 5 replies · 263+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 15, 2006
    LONDON: A woman lay dead for more than two years with her television still on before she was discovered by a housing officer inquiring about overdue rent, an inquest has heard. Joyce Vincent, 40, who once worked for the advertising agency Saatchi &Saatchi, was found in January this year in the main room of her tiny north London flat, surrounded by unopened Christmas presents and with the heating still running. Hornsey Coroners Court heard that relatives and neighbours had failed to raise the alarm. "This is a real tragedy and a very upsetting case," investigating officer Detective Inspector Michael Ainslie...
  • Doctors demand services for illegals

    02/15/2006 7:47:03 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 40 replies · 672+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 02/14/2006 | Patricia Guthrie
    Doctors rallying Monday at the Capitol warned lawmakers that legislation aimed at denying state services to illegal immigrants may further strain overcrowded emergency rooms and endanger the health of all Georgians. About 150 physicians, medical students and other health care workers labeled as "immoral" and "dangerous" proposals that would make it harder for some illegal immigrants to get publicly funded health care and called the bills an affront to their profession.
  • Pregnant Milwaukee Woman With 14 Kids Accused Of Abuse (WI)

    01/27/2006 1:36:47 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 33 replies · 1,139+ views
    The Milwaukee Channel WISN 12 ^ | January 27, 2006 | Staff Writer
    (Children Created 'Safe House') MILWAUKEE, WI -- A pregnant woman is in custody after police said they found three of her 14 children taking refuge in an abandoned house in Milwaukee. Police spokeswoman Anne Schwartz said the 9-year-old twin boys and 6-year-old boy had scars and bruising to their backs, buttocks and faces. The 35-year-old woman's six oldest children had been previously removed from her home by child welfare officials. The remaining eight have since been removed. The children range in age from 3 to 20. The three were found Thursday night in an abandoned house near 35th and Brown...
  • AG is pressed on polygamy

    01/20/2006 6:05:49 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 44 replies · 1,053+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | January 20, 2006 | Kirsten Stewart
    AG is pressed on polygamy Hearing on 'lost boys' bill becomes a critique of state's effort to stop abuse By Kirsten Stewart The Salt Lake Tribune A legislative hearing Thursday on providing some legal relief to throwaway youths turned into an inquiry into state efforts to crack down on abuse in polygamous communities. Attorney General Mark Shurtleff testified before the Senate Human Services Committee in favor of HB30, which would allow homeless, runaway and forsaken teens to seek legal emancipation from their parents. Shurtleff said the bill would assist in efforts to help the so-called "lost boys" - youths shunned...
  • Spending bill may hit state coffers

    11/26/2005 12:11:32 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 495+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/25/5 | David Whitney
    WASHINGTON - Programs serving immigrants and low-income families in California could be among the hardest hit by federal budget cuts that are working their way through Congress. Under a spending-reduction bill that cleared the House just before the Thanksgiving break by a bare 217-215 vote, legal immigrants could lose food stamps, thousands of working mothers could lose child care subsidies, and federal support for collecting child-support payments from non-custodial parents could be slashed, forcing more families toward public assistance, where eligibility rules are being tightened. All these changes add up to between $500 million and $1 billion a year in...
  • Officials seize sex offender's baby

    10/22/2005 7:40:18 AM PDT · by HOTTIEBOY · 68 replies · 1,173+ views
    cnn ^ | October 22, 2005 | ap
    POTTSVILLE, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Child welfare authorities seized a newborn from a hospital Friday and placed the baby in a foster home because his father is a convicted sex offender. A judge granted the mother supervised visitation rights but prohibited visits from the father. "There's no happy ending in these things. It's what we think is the best interest of the children," said Gerard Campbell, executive director of Schuylkill County Children and Youth Services. The agency took custody of the baby over the mother's objections....
  • Gov't wins custody of sex offender's baby

    10/20/2005 10:10:46 AM PDT · by SmithL · 38 replies · 1,261+ views
    AP ^ | 10/20/5 | MARK SCOLFORO
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Child-welfare officials obtained an emergency court order to seize a baby just 24 hours after he was born, contending the infant would be unsafe because his father is a convicted sex offender. The hospital, however, refused to hand over the infant so soon after birth, according to a lawyer representing the mother. The child was born Tuesday, and Schuylkill County Children and Youth Services was granted the order Wednesday. The agency expressed concerns that the boy could be in danger because his 53-year-old father, DaiShin WolfHawk, was convicted of rape and sodomy more than two decades ago...
  • The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Is Actually A Violence Against Man Act

    06/29/2005 10:34:29 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 14 replies · 821+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 06,29/2005 | JoeClarke
    Another one of Bill Clinton's nastier legacies that he has left us (Besides Lib Fed Judges http://joeclarke.net/2005/05/bill-clinton-left-few-stinkers-over.html) is the infamous V.A.W.A. Violence Against Women Act which has proven to be anti-male overkill - offending millions of men through forced impoverishment, separation/divorce from their wives and children, and many times, jail - without any more of a reason than a casual accusation by an offended woman. VAWA was "conceived" [an awful word to feminists] in 1994 and has Hillary written all over it. See how Men Are Excluded From Violence Against Women Act. http://www.safe4all.org/essays/vawa2005 VAWA must be renewed in 2005...
  • New 211 Info Line Answers the Call for Social Services

    05/30/2005 11:34:48 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 9 replies · 379+ views
    L A TIMES ^ | May 30, 2005 | James S. Granelli,
    Pregnant with her fourth child and working two part-time jobs, Adrienne Brooks returned home two years ago to find a notice tacked on the door saying the house was about to be sold. The landlord couldn't repay his loans, so creditors were selling the Altadena house. Brooks and her husband, who worked the graveyard shift as a security guard, didn't know where to turn. "I was pregnant, and I was scared," recalled Brooks, 37. She eventually found an emergency hotline to call for housing help. Beginning July 1, ordeals like the one faced by Brooks may become easier to cope...
  • Judge: We're not Germany or Russia * Thompson orders children's custody hearing open to public

    04/21/2005 12:38:25 PM PDT · by Woodstock · 7 replies · 1,242+ views
    www.cecilwhig.com ^ | Thursday, April 21, 2005 8:48 AM EDT | Mike Spector
    Cecil Circuit Court Judge Dexter M. Thompson Jr. decried lawyers' arguments that a child custody hearing should be closed to the public Wednesday, saying such a move would be akin to creating atmospheres similar to historically totalitarian states. The heated exchange came at the start of a hearing in which the county's social services department attempted to retain custody of John Joseph Dougherty's three daughters. Dougherty, 53, faces a second-degree murder charge after police found his brain-damaged wife dead on a mattress, surrounded by moldy food and her own excrement. "Maybe we should be more like Germany or Russia," the...