April 26, 2006

The Republicans are screwing us again!

Large telecoms are trying to shaft us by making us pay extra money for internet connections we already have paid for based on traffic. They want to sell the fastest connection to the highest bidders.

The idea of Net Neutrality is to keep the internet freely open to anyone and prevent the telecoms from screwing us further. Too bad that the Republicans have just defeated an admendment in the House that would help keep the internet neutral and open to everyone.

Here's the link: Democrats lose House vote on Net neutrality

And on the subject of stealing from American workers...

H1B visa means "We couldn't find an American worker who would work for what we want to pay them"

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Companies face RICO lawsuits on illegals


In legal cases with potential repercussions for businesses and employees, current and former workers are accusing U.S. companies of violating immigration law and driving down wages.

The federal lawsuits — against carpet maker Mohawk Industries, Tyson Foods, retailer Wal-Mart, and others — are winding their way through appeals courts. The Mohawk case will be argued today before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The class-action lawsuits were filed by plaintiffs under the RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) statute, typically used against organized crime.

Under RICO, if a business engages in an enterprise of racketeering activity, it could be found liable for triple damages and attorneys' fees and face criminal prosecution.

Jobs Americans won't do!?!

An employment service in Mobile, Ala., recently received an "urgent request" to fill 270 job openings from contractors who were hired to rebuild and clear areas of Alabama devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The agency immediately sent 70 laborers and construction workers to three job sites.

After two weeks on the job, the men were fired by employers who told them "the Mexicans had arrived" and were willing to work for lower wages. The U.S. citizens had been promised $10 an hour, but the employers preferred Mexicans who would work for less. Employment agency manager Linda Swope told The Washington Times: "When they told the guys they would not be needed, they actually cried ... and we cried with them. This is a shame."

FROM: U.S. workers and taxpayers pay heavy price for illegal immigration

April 12, 2006

From the "Selling Out Americans" Department

GOP Leaders to Drop Felony for Immigrants

The two top Republicans in Congress, confronted with internal party divisions as well as large public demonstrations, said Tuesday they intend to pass immigration legislation that does not subject illegal immigrants to prosecution as felons.

A written statement by House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee, did not say whether they would seek legislation subjecting illegal immigrants to misdemeanor prosecution or possibly a civil penalty such as a fine.

Looks like the government is selling us out again.

Here's the article:

GOP Leaders to Drop Felony for Immigrants

From the "People Who Deserve Slavery" department:

Military recruiters, confronted by crowd, leave campus job fair - Anti-war protesters at university block doors to building

Four military recruiters hastily fled a job fair Tuesday morning at UC Santa Cruz after a raucous crowd of student protesters blocked an entrance to the building where the Army and National Guard had set up information tables.

Members of Students Against War, who organized the counter-recruiting protest, loudly chanted "Don't come back. Don't come back" as the recruiters left the hilltop campus, escorted by several university police officers.

These little twerps are the exact people who would come running to the military guys and beg protection if their lives were in danger.

Here's the article:

Military recruiters, confronted by crowd, leave campus job fair

Your Tax Dollars at Work ... for Viacom

"The Washington DC legal newspaper, Legal Times, is reporting that Kevin Murphy, a legislative aide to Senator Gordon Smith (R-Ore.), has recently taken a job with cable and film giant Viacom. Senator Smith, you may remember, is one of the Hill's leading proponents of the broadcast flag. Smells fishy, you say? Legal Times thinks so, too"

Micro$oft's new law - they can spy on you.

Our favorite monopoly is at it again! Oklahoma's House Bill 2083 will allow Miscr$oft (and anyone else) the right to invade your computer and see what you have been doing.

From the article-

"...the freedom to come onto your computer for “detection or prevention of the unauthorized use of or fraudulent or other illegal activities in connection with a network, service, or computer software, including scanning for and removing computer software prescribed under this act.”

That means that Microsoft (or another company with such software) can erase spyware or viruses. But if you have, say, a pirated copy of Excel — Microsoft (or companies with similar software) can erase it, or anything else they want to erase, and not be held liable for it. Additionally, that phrase “fraudulent or other illegal activities” means they can:

—Let the local district attorney know that you wrote a hot check last month.

—Let the attorney general know that you play online poker.

—Let the tax commission know you bought cartons of cigarettes and didn’t pay the state tax on them.

—Read anything on your hard drive, such as your name, home address, personal identification code, passwords, Social Security number … etc., etc., etc."

Here's the article.

April 06, 2006

Illegals to get rewards for breaking the law!

Senate leaders on Thursday announced a bipartisan compromise on an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws, giving some illegal immigrants a path to citizenship and creating a temporary worker program.

TRANSLATION: We are giving amnesty again even though it didn't work in the 80s.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican, appeared with Reid and said "We have a great opportunity to deliver to the American people what they expect, what they deserve," a comprehensive border security and immigration reform bill.

TRANSLATION: We have again ignored the law, what is best for the country and the will of the people.

The deal, which would include a temporary worker program backed by President George W. Bush, would allow illegal immigrants who have been in the United States more than five years a chance to become citizens if they meet a series of requirements and paid a fine. Other rules would apply to people in the country less than five years.

TRANSLATION: Bush get's his amnesty program, the illegals get their rewards and we are giving the US people lip service because we have 'an icecube's chance in hell' of ever collecting the fines or keeping more illegals out.

"We still have obstacles ahead," said Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican who helped lead the debate.

TRANSLATION: The US citizens are still going to bitch but, we can easily ignore them. We have been elected, they haven't.

The Senate compromise would give illegal immigrants who had been in the United States less than five years but more than two years a chance to obtain a temporary work visa. They would have to leave the country and reapply to come back. Those who had been in the country less than two years would not be legalized.

TRANSLATION: EVERYONE gets amnesty because there are no workable provisions to get rid of the 'less than two years' illegals nor keep new ones out. It's status quo.

The original Reuters article.

Republicans give big telcos a victory against us little people.

A Republican dominated sub-committee killed an telecommunications law amendment that would prevent the big telcos from giving some internet traffic preferential treatment.

In a 23-8 vote, the subcommittee defeated an amendment proposed by Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) that would have enshrined the principle of network neutrality into US law. Such legislation would have prevented telcos and other ISPs from selectively throttling or passing through IP traffic on their networks. In a statement (QuickTime) read before the committee, Rep. Markey said that the bill as written would "fundamentally alter the Internet" and that it would preventing the FCC from translating its policy against Broadband Internet Transmission Services providers hindering "lawful content" into "something it could effectively enforce."

Ar Technica article

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April 05, 2006

Study: Maryland county's red light cameras net $2.85 million, increase accidents

Immediately after installation, the cameras sparked a 40-percent increase in rear-end collisions, and never looked back, with five-year increases in accident rates far exceeding a 10-percent increase in traffic.

'Our Federal Wallet Stretched To Limit By Illegal Aliens Getting Welfare'

From DrudgeReport:

FLASHBACK: Dem Senate Leader Harry Reid: 'Our Federal Wallet Stretched To Limit By Illegal Aliens Getting Welfare'

'Even worse, Americans have seen heinous crimes committed by individuals who are here illegally'

August 5, 1993

The Office of Sen. Harry Reid issued the following:

Currently, an alien living illegally in the United States often pays no taxes but receives unemployment, welfare, free medical care and other federal benefits. Recent terrorist acts, including the World Trade Center bombing, have underscored the need to keep violent criminals out of the country.

"We are a country founded upon fairness and justice," Reid said. "An individual in real threat of torture or long-term incarceration because of his or her political beliefs can still seek asylum. But this bill closes the door to those who want to abuse America's inherent generosity and legal system."

"Our borders have overflowed with illegal immigrants placing tremendous burdens on our criminal justice system, schools and social programs," Reid said. "The Immigration and Naturalization Service needs the ability to step up enforcement.

"Our federal wallet is stretched to the limit by illegal aliens getting welfare, food stamps, medical care and other benefits often without paying any taxes.

"Safeguards like welfare and free medical care are in place to boost Americans in need of short-term assistance. These programs were not meant to entice freeloaders and scam artists from around the world. "Even worse, Americans have seen heinous crimes committed by individuals who are here illegally," Reid said.

April 04, 2006

McCain immigration views upsets Union members

It seems that McCain's solution to illegals upset some union workers mainly due to the fact that his 'solution' isn't a solution.

McCain's proposal is to give the illegals amnesty (despite his claims, it's still amnesty). The laughable highlight of his plan requires every illegal to pay a $2000 fine! On one hand you have the government claiming that they can't keep track of all the illegals to round them up but then they are sure they can keep track of them enough to get $2000 from each! This plan could ONLY come from Washington (or California).

Here's the article about the pissed off Union workers.

Dr. Wafa Sultan the Bill Cosby of Islam...

Today, thanks to an unusually blunt and provocative interview on Al Jazeera television on Feb. 21, she is an international sensation, hailed as a fresh voice of reason by some, and by others as a heretic and infidel who deserves to die.

In the interview, which has been viewed on the Internet more than a million times and has reached the e-mail of hundreds of thousands around the world, Dr. Sultan bitterly criticized the Muslim clerics, holy warriors and political leaders who she believes have distorted the teachings of Muhammad and the Koran for 14 centuries.

She said the world's Muslims, whom she compares unfavorably with the Jews, have descended into a vortex of self-pity and violence.

NY Times article


Teddy Roosevelt on Immigration

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

--Theodore Roosevelt

April 03, 2006

Sean Penn - freak.

Sean Penn has a plastic Barbie-like doll of Ann Coulter that he likes to torture on occasion.

"We violate her," the ornery actor tells The New Yorker about his mini-Coulter. "There are cigarette burns in some funny places."'

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