Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Catholic Bishops Respond Gov. Perry's Plan To Send 1,000 Guard Troops To The Border | KERA News

Catholic Bishops Respond Gov. Perry's Plan To Send 1,000 Guard Troops To The Border | KERA News: "In North Texas, the two catholic bishops had questions for the Governor. Speaking to reporters at the Diocese of Dallas, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell says immigrant children who have crossed into the US from Central America are refugees.

“The primary factor that drives these young people,” Farrell said. “The one thing that comes out all of the time is that they are running away from the tremendous violence, drug wars that go on in their own places.”

Farrell says it’s not a political issue, it’s a humanitarian issue.  "

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Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum : The Two-Way : NPR

Wow!!!!!!!  He sold Cuba down the river!
'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' - gone!
Cuba is now different from 1958, no automatic asylum for Cubans?? 
#JustForTheRepublicanPrimaries
Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum : The Two-Way : NPR: "Rubio said that even the law regarding Cuban immigrants needs to be modernized in order to reflect changing times. He'd like to see more migrants granted legal status based on job skills, as opposed to giving preference more often to those who have family ties or who are seeking asylum.

"I fully recognize that's how my parents came in 1956, but the country and the economy is fundamentally different than it was 60 years ago," he said, "and our immigration laws have to reflect this.""

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Ron Paul Defends Russia After Malaysian Plane Crash - Business Insider

What!!  That's the second republican to do this.  What' going on!!
Ron Paul Defends Russia After Malaysian Plane Crash - Business Insider: "Former Congressman Ron Paul defended the Russian government on Sunday and slammed Western leaders for spreading "propaganda" after a Malaysian Airlines plane was allegedly shot down by Kremlin-backed separatists in Ukraine.
"Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said," the former presidential candidate wrote. "While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event, there are a few things they will not report.""

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UK Wants To Hit Russia With Sanctions That Will Actually Bite - Business Insider

Oh!! Now you want to get on board??
UK Wants To Hit Russia With Sanctions That Will Actually Bite - Business Insider: "Britain will push for EU sanctions targeting whole sectors of the Russian economy in the wake of the Ukraine plane disaster even if it means taking a short-term "hit" to the economy, its ministers said on Monday.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said "the time has now come for sanctions to be tightened further", and stressed that inaction so far over the Ukraine crisis had "not served us well"."

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Obama okays sonic cannons for offshore oil exploration - CSMonitor.com

Obama okays sonic cannons for offshore oil exploration - CSMonitor.com: "Opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil exploration for the first time in decades, the Obama administration on Friday approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine through waters shared by endangered whales and turtles.

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's approval of this technology is the first step toward identifying new oil and gas deposits in federal waters from Florida to Delaware."

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Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking - NYTimes.com

What!!!  Dubba again!
Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking - NYTimes.com: "It was one of the final pieces of legislation signed into law by President George W. Bush, a measure that passed without controversy, along with a pension bill and another one calling for national parks to be commemorated on quarters.

“This is a piece of legislation we’re very proud to sign,” a White House spokesman, Tony Fratto, told reporters on Dec. 23, 2008, as the president put his pen to the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, named for a 19th-century British abolitionist. “This program has been very effective around the world in trying to stop trafficking in persons.”"
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Photo: U.S. Anti-Trafficking Bill is Unanimously Reauthorized by Congress

YEP!

Photo: U.S. Anti-Trafficking Bill is Unanimously Reauthorized by Congress: "President Bush signed the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 on December 23, 2008, surrounded by executive branch officials, Congressmen, and NGO advocates in the fight against Modern Day Slavery."

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Fear of gangs, rampant violence send Central American kids north - CBS News

Fear of gangs, rampant violence send Central American kids north - CBS News: "President Barack Obama was meeting Wednesday evening with congressional leaders on the surge of illegal immigrant children on the southern border.

On Wednesday a Pew Center poll found 53 percent of Americans support accelerating the legal deportation process while 38 percent want to stay with the current policy. There are nearly 9,000 illegal immigrant children in U.S. custody waiting for a hearing on whether they can stay.

Those children were part of a surge of 57,000 unaccompanied minors who have come from Central America since last October."


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Boys Drawn to Gaza Beach, and Into Center of Mideast Strife - NYTimes.com

Family members of the four boys were distraught on Wednesday after identifying their bodies at the hospital in Gaza City.CreditTyler Hicks/The New York Times

Boys Drawn to Gaza Beach, and Into Center of Mideast Strife - NYTimes.com: "The four Bakr boys were young cousins, the children of Gaza fishermen who had ordered them to stay indoors — and especially away from the beach. But cooped up for nine days during Israeli bombardments, the children defied their parents and went out Wednesday afternoon, the eldest shooing away his little brother, telling him it was too dangerous.

As they played on and around a jetty in the late-afternoon sun, a blast hit a nearby shack. One boy was killed instantly. The others ran. There was a second blast, and three more bodies littered the sand. One was charred, missing a leg, and another lay motionless, his curly head intact, his legs splayed at unnatural angles."

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Foreclosure activity hits lowest level in eight years

Foreclosure activity hits lowest level in eight years: "Foreclosure activity has been falling steadily for the past few years as the housing market recovers, but the latest reading shows it has hit a new milestone.

According to RealtyTrac, a foreclosure sales and analytics company, 107,194 U.S. properties had a foreclosure filing in June—the lowest level since July 2006, before the housing price bubble burst."

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