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10051  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Rants & interesting thought pieces on: July 05, 2010, 04:25:18 PM
Very well said.
10052  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: We the Well-armed People on: July 05, 2010, 04:19:43 PM
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/07/05/how-the-mcdonald-decision-shows-that-activism-works/

The new mainstream.
10053  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Die Less Often: Interface of Gun, Knife and Emtpy Hand on: July 04, 2010, 12:52:09 PM
I wouldn't make any statement upon being mirandized.

You don't mirandize victims.

You don't mirandize witnesses.

You do mirandize suspects, either because they are in custody or may soon be and you want to ensure admissability of any incriminating statements.



10054  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Die Less Often: Interface of Gun, Knife and Emtpy Hand on: July 04, 2010, 12:27:10 PM
IMHO, when you are getting MIRANDIZED, it's god's way of telling you to lawyer up!
10055  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Afghanistan-Pakistan on: July 04, 2010, 08:46:34 AM
Amazing how islam can destroy a society from within.
10056  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Door Work, Bouncing, Bodyguarding on: July 02, 2010, 10:09:43 AM
Open hands, palms facing outward at shoulder level says "Hey, I don't want any problems here" while allowing one to be positioned to deal with any problems that might initiate from that point. There is a law enforcement concept of a "reactionary gap" you don't let anyone get inside.

The 21 foot rule? not real practical, but a concept of some sort of gap is better than none.  It gives one a "threat upgrade/ wake up" line if nothing else.

reactionary gap
Definition: The space and distance between an officer and a subject
Context: For law enforcement officers, the rule of thumb for creating a reactionary gap is to
maintain a distance of at least six feet from a subject.
10057  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / How did four Supreme Court justices wind up arguing against the Constitution? on: July 01, 2010, 03:05:33 PM
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/07/01/how-did-four-supreme-court-justices-wind-up-arguing-against-the-constitution/


Leftism trumps constitution for four.
10058  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Door Work, Bouncing, Bodyguarding on: July 01, 2010, 12:48:02 PM
Agreed.
10059  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Door Work, Bouncing, Bodyguarding on: July 01, 2010, 11:53:56 AM
The body language should say  "Hey, I don't want any problems here", but I didn't say that's what you should verbalize.

I'm a fan of "Stop right there!". Done in such a manner as to convey "command presence".
10060  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Door Work, Bouncing, Bodyguarding on: July 01, 2010, 11:33:28 AM
Open hands, palms facing outward at shoulder level says "Hey, I don't want any problems here" while allowing one to be positioned to deal with any problems that might initiate from that point. There is a law enforcement concept of a "reactionary gap" you don't let anyone get inside.
10061  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Economics on: July 01, 2010, 11:10:46 AM
The LA County Sheriff's Dept. will provide police services under contract to Maywood.
10062  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / 'Son of Hamas' granted US asylum on: June 30, 2010, 04:12:38 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10469572.stm

'Son of Hamas' granted US asylum
Page last updated at 18:28 GMT, Wednesday, 30 June 2010 19:28 UK
Mr Yousef said he grew disillusioned with Hamas The son of a founder of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas is to be granted asylum in the US, a judge has ruled.

Mosab Hassan Yousef said he became a spy for Israel's intelligence service and converted to Christianity before moving to California in 2007.

He went public earlier this year when he published his memoir called Son of Hamas.

10063  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / US State Budget Crises Threaten Social Fabric on: June 30, 2010, 09:04:46 AM
http://www.cnbc.com/id/37973984

US State Budget Crises Threaten Social Fabric

Published: Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 10:43 AM ET Text Size By: By Matthew Garrahan, Financial Times DiggBuzz FacebookTwitter More Share
The small southern California city of Maywood has hit on a unique solution to its budget crisis. Crushed by the recession and falling tax revenues, the city is disbanding its police force and firing all public sector employees.

Maywood has opted for an extreme solution, by contracting out all public services, including the most basic, to save cash. But it is not alone.


States around the US are cutting costs wherever possible as they prepare budgets for the fiscal year that starts this week for most of them. Their combined deficit is projected to reach $112 billion by June 2011.
10064  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Economics on: June 30, 2010, 08:32:41 AM
As I've said before, invest in metals. Guns, ammo and canned food.
10065  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: We the Well-armed People on: June 29, 2010, 09:08:03 PM
I am a strong advocate for law abiding citizens to be able to carry. The vast majority of working cops take this stance as we are well aware that American law enforcement, as pro-active as we might try to be, are basically stuck responding to crime after the fact. We are not omniscient, and certainly not omnipresent. Bottom line, you are responsible for protecting yourself and your family.
10066  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Soviet style purges on: June 29, 2010, 08:19:48 PM
Note that MoveOn has purged it's "General Betray-us" video from it's website. Kind of like how the Soviets would remove purged party officials from their books, documentation.

"We have always been at war with Eastasia".
10067  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Legislative Intent on: June 29, 2010, 07:16:20 PM

http://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/united_states.htm

E.  Sources for Legislative Intent
                Legal researchers may need to look beyond the enacted language of a statute to find the intent of the lawmakers in drafting the law.  Legislative history research may be used as a means of interpreting a statute.  The sources for legislative intent follow the history of the passage of the law, from introduction to committee documentation to floor debate and Presidential remarks.
10068  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Afghanistan-Pakistan on: June 29, 2010, 05:02:00 PM
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/06/29/petraeus-the-commitment-to-afghanistan-is-necessarily-an-enduring-one/

“Insurgent leaders view their tactical and operational losses in 2010 as inevitable and acceptable. The Taliban believe they can outlast the Coalition’s will to fight and believe this strategy will be effective despite short-term losses. The Taliban also believe they can sustain momentum and maintain operational capacity,” he wrote.
10069  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Awkward: Dems trying to recast Petraeus as a savior on: June 29, 2010, 03:54:00 PM
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/06/29/awkward-dems-trying-to-recast-petraeus-as-a-savior/

David Petraeus trudged up to Capitol Hill today to win a certain confirmation from the Senate, and one has to wonder whether the general is considering the odd twists of history that have surrounded him.  Today, he’s the heroic commander tapped by Barack Obama in desperation to salvage his Afghanistan surge and to reinstill confidence in the war.  Three years ago, Obama’s allies in Congress and on the Left painted Petraeus as a very different figure, and The Hill reports on the awkward position Democrats now face:
10070  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Recovery Summer! on: June 29, 2010, 11:03:41 AM
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/06/29/consumer-confidence-plunges-in-june/

Consumer confidence plunges in JuneShare posted at 11:36 am on June 29, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

In yet another milepost for “Recovery Summer,” a new report on consumer confidence has the Dow down over 200 points this morning.  The Conference Board shows that consumers have pulled back much more significantly than analysts predicted, losing ten points in May:
Americans, worried about jobs and the sluggish economic recovery, are having a relapse in confidence, causing a widely watched index to tumble in June and raising concerns about consumer spending in the critical months ahead.
The Conference Board, a private research group based in New York, said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index dropped almost 10 points to 52.9, down from the revised 62.7 in May. Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters had been expecting the reading to dip slightly to 62.8.
June’s reading marked the biggest drop since February, when the index fell 10 points. The index had risen for three straight months since then.
Both components of the index — one that measures how consumers feel now about the economy, the other that assesses their outlook over the next six months — dropped. The Present Situation Index decreased to 25.5 in June from 29.8 in May. The Expectations Index declined to 71.2 from 84.6.
The AP avoids the use of its favorite adverb until farther in the piece, when it describes the collapse in new-home sales previously announced this month.  Investors haven’t been fooled, however, as they note that the Dow has fallen almost 10% over the last two months.  Those holding capital have begun sheltering themselves from the storm.
Anne D’Innocenzio gets it right when she notes that unemployment is the big problem — and that it’s about to get worse:
Economists already had believed confidence will remain weak for at least another year because of stubbornly high unemployment. … A key issue is jobs. The Labor Department is expected to report on Friday that employers eliminated 110,000 jobs in June, and the jobless rate is expected to tick up slightly to 9.8 percent, from 9.7 percent in May, according to economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters. That follows a bleak report in May, which showed employers added 431,000 jobs but the vast majority were temporary census positions.
Recovery Summer, or Recovery Bummer?  Economists are beginning to wonder whether we’re heading into a double-dip recession, or whether the first one ever really ended:
Monday’s weak consumer spending data is the latest in a string of reports that has many Americans worried about a “double-dip” recession.
Then again, considering the unemployment rate has remained elevated, many Americans would be forgiven for thinking the recession that began in December 2007 still hasn’t ended. Notably, that’s the view of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the nation’s official arbiter of economic expansion and contraction.
Among the signs suggesting the NBER is right to hold off in declaring the recession over:
Housing Rolling Over: Last week’s housing numbers were horrific, especially the steep drop in new home sales. Still, Coldwell Banker CEO Jim Gillespie tried to put some lipstick on the proverbial pig on Tech Ticker last week.
Jobs Still Hard to Come By: Despite signs of recent progress, “there’s no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession,” a notably candid Vice President Joe Biden said Monday. Friday’s jobs report is expected to show overall payrolls declined by 115,000 in June.
Instead of Recovery Summer, it looks more like Midterm Malaise.
10071  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: We the Well-armed People on: June 29, 2010, 08:25:19 AM

http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/2010/06/mcdonald-decision.html

It seems City Hall took delivery of 30 or 40 oxygen canisters early this AM. Daley is in full hyperventilation mode, blaming guns guns guns and attempting to ram through a whole bunch of delaying tactics or blatantly illegal ordinances that will accomplish nothing but wasting taxpayer dollars - which as we all know are few and far between nowadays.

Give it up Shanks - we can't protect everyone all the time and you are actively seeking to create more casualties as the city spirals into Detroit II. Give law abiding citizens a fair chance to defend themselves, their loved ones and their property.
10072  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: June 29, 2010, 07:59:32 AM
Want me to repost the polling for drug legalization?
10073  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Issues in the American Creed (Constitutional Law and related matters) on: June 28, 2010, 12:53:42 PM
It's quite evident that the intent of the founders was the freedom of the press, and that it included businesses that owned such presses, and although the could not anticipate a coporate entity such as GE/NBC/MSNBC, they enjoy the same constitutional rights as a revolutionary era news sheet on a hand cranked printing press.
10074  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: June 28, 2010, 12:39:49 PM
Yes, I can foresee all sorts of problems. Alas they are eclipsed by the pathologies the current regimen brings daily.

Is there any number of citizens incarcerated, any amount of citizens killed, any degree of rights trampled upon that isn't acceptable collateral damage where the WOD is concerned?

If you think the rule of law is expensive, try living without it.
10075  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Do we legalize this? on: June 28, 2010, 12:26:28 PM

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-090323-drug-cartels-immigrants,0,4929405.story

WASHINGTON — Mexican drug cartels and their vast network of associates have branched out from their traditional business of narcotics trafficking and are now playing a central role in the multibillion-dollar-a-year business of illegal-immigrant smuggling, U.S. law-enforcement officials and other experts say.

The business of smuggling humans across the Mexico border has always been brisk, with many thousands coming across every year. But smugglers affiliated with the drug cartels have taken the enterprise to a new level -- and made it more violent -- by commandeering much of the operation from beginning to end from independent "coyotes," according to these officials and recent congressional testimony
10076  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: June 28, 2010, 11:51:40 AM
Is there anything you don't want legalized? Can you foresee any unpleasant consequences that might result from legalization?
10077  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Sources and motivations are important on: June 28, 2010, 11:35:49 AM
My interest in stopping illegal immigration is the preservation of the rule of law and American ideals. America is a universal nation , not a "white" or european nation. We are founded on ideas, not a skin color or ethnicity. I welcome lawful immigrants who wish to become Americans, no matter from where on the planet they come from or what they look like, just so long as they love and honor this nation.

I want nothing to do with any racist group that holds an allegance to a race or ethnicity over their loyalty to this nation, no matter if it's the cofcc.org, La Raza or Obama's church of 20 + years.
10078  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / States have Powers, not Rights on: June 28, 2010, 10:42:22 AM
http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/an-open-letter-from-the-vodkapundit/?singlepage=true

My Dear Fellow Conservatives and Libertarians:

We need to give up this notion of “states’ rights.” First of all, it’s in bad taste. The phrase used to be code for “Jim Crow.” And while I’m certain that’s not true for 99% of us, we can — and should — do better than to emulate vile racists. Secondly, however, “states’ rights” is a misnomer. It’s an impossible thing. It doesn’t exist, and shouldn’t.

Let me explain.

I remember reading once somewhere that:

All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

In other words, individuals have rights, and governments are instituted with powers to protect those rights, and are (or ought to be) restricted from abusing them.

With me so far? Individuals have rights; governments have powers.
10079  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Issues in the American Creed (Constitutional Law and related matters) on: June 28, 2010, 10:01:05 AM
You are avoiding answering my questions.
10080  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Tectonic rift of the day: HAMAS on: June 28, 2010, 09:22:18 AM
http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/rpt/fto/2801.htm

HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement) a.k.a. Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiya, Students of Ayyash, Students of the Engineer, Yahya Ayyash Units, Izz Al-Din Al-Qassim Brigades, Izz Al-Din Al-Qassim Forces, Izz Al-Din Al-Qassim Battalions, Izz al-Din Al Qassam Brigades, Izz al-Din Al Qassam Forces, Izz al-Din Al Qassam Battalions

Description: Formed in late 1987 as an outgrowth of the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Various HAMAS elements have used both political and violent means, including terrorism, to pursue the goal of establishing an Islamic Palestinian state in place of Israel. Loosely structured, with some elements working clandestinely and others working openly through mosques and social service institutions to recruit members, raise money, organize activities, and distribute propaganda. HAMAS's strength is concentrated in the Gaza Strip and a few areas of the West Bank. Also has engaged in peaceful political activity, such as running candidates in West Bank Chamber of Commerce elections.
Activities: HAMAS activists, especially those in the Izz el-Din al-Qassam Brigades, have conducted many attacks--including large-scale suicide bombings--against Israeli civilian and military targets, suspected Palestinian collaborators, and Fatah rivals.

Strength: Unknown number of hardcore members; tens of thousands of supporters and sympathizers.

Location/Area of Operation: Primarily the occupied territories, Israel, and Jordan.

External Aid: Receives funding from Palestinian expatriates, Iran, and private benefactors in Saudi Arabia and other moderate Arab states. Some fundraising and propaganda activity take place in Western Europe and North America.


http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3910714,00.html

Hamas says asked by US to keep silent on talks


Islamist group source says senior American officials request contacts remain secret 'so as not to rouse Jewish lobby'
10081  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Issues in the American Creed (Constitutional Law and related matters) on: June 28, 2010, 08:45:04 AM
Being a literalist, how can your definition of press move beyond the printing press of the revolutionary era? Did the founding fathers mean a llc owned blog? Where did they anticipate such things?
10082  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: June 28, 2010, 08:27:38 AM
Organized criminal groups tend to engage in activities that they estimate will be profitable.
10083  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Immigration issues on: June 27, 2010, 10:44:05 PM
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Journal Broadcast Group, Inc..
10084  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Is Obarry pulling the trigger on Iran? I say no on: June 27, 2010, 10:34:23 PM
I find it very unlikely that Hussein is willing to pull the trigger on Iran. I'd love to be wrong, but I don't think so in this case. The most I see happening is the US suspects/was told an Israeli strike is in motion and is prepping to protect the oil tankers and gulf states from Iranian retaliation.
10085  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Is Israel positioning in Saudi Arabia? on: June 27, 2010, 06:31:18 PM
http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=179610

I hope this means what I think it means. *fingers crossed*

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Folks, to enable future search requests, please lets use the Subject header for our posts.  Thank you.
10086  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Afghanistan-Pakistan on: June 27, 2010, 06:14:01 PM
Why wouldn't Karzai meet with the victors of the war when Obarry has thrown in the towel?
10087  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Afghanistan-Pakistan on: June 27, 2010, 06:04:27 PM
Even if Obama was a strong and competent president, he should have fired McChrystal. The fact that McChrystal let himself be torpedoed by this Rolling Stoner raises questions as to his ability as well.
10088  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: June 27, 2010, 12:32:21 PM
After Prohibition ended in 1933, major criminal organizations diversified and became increasingly powerful in the process. Gambling, loan-sharking, and the growth industry of narcotics distribution became important sources of criminal revenue as repeal threatened the proceeds from the illegal sale of alcohol.
10089  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: June 27, 2010, 12:00:14 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/7857487/US-Israeli-relations-suffer-tectonic-rift.html

Tectonic rift.
10090  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: June 27, 2010, 11:32:50 AM

The Great Depression of the 1930s did not affect the business of organized crime to the degree it affected many aspects of the legitimate economy. After Prohibition ended in 1933, major criminal organizations diversified and became increasingly powerful in the process. Gambling, loan-sharking, and the growth industry of narcotics distribution became important sources of criminal revenue as repeal threatened the proceeds from the illegal sale of alcohol.

An increasingly significant area of enterprise during this period was "racketeering." While the term may be defined many different ways, it generally refers to the variety of means by which organized crime groups, through the use of violence (actual or implied), gain control of labor unions or legitimate businesses. Often, though, the relationships that joined organized crime groups to unions or legitimate business were mutually advantageous. The leadership of a labor union, for example, might seek to exploit the violent reputation of those involved in organized crime in order to pressure an employer to meet a demand for concessions. Similarly, a business owner might attempt to control the competitive character of the legitimate marketplace or to avert labor troubles through affiliation with those willing to use violence and intimidation in the pursuit of economic goals. The International Longshoremen's Association and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are among the best known examples of labor organizations affected by racketeering.



Read more: Organized Crime - History http://law.jrank.org/pages/1624/Organized-Crime-History.html#ixzz0s4Vn85OW
10091  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Citizen-Police interactions on: June 27, 2010, 11:01:25 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/26/opinion/26macdonald.html?ref=opinion

Fighting Crime Where the Criminals Are
By HEATHER Mac DONALD
Published: June 25, 2010

THERE was a predictable chorus of criticism from civil rights groups last month when the New York Police Department released its data on stop-and-frisk interactions for 2009. The department made 575,000 pedestrian stops last year. Fifty-five percent involved blacks, even though blacks are only 23 percent of the city’s population. Whites, by contrast, were involved in 10 percent of all stops, though they make up 35 percent of the city’s population.

According to the department’s critics, that imbalance in stop rates results from officers’ racial bias. The use of these stops, they say, should be sharply curtailed, if not eliminated entirely, and some activists are suing the department to achieve that end.

Allegations of racial bias, however, ignore the most important factor governing the Police Department’s operations: crime. Trends in criminal acts, not census data, drive everything that the department does, thanks to the statistics-based managerial revolution known as CompStat. Given the patterns of crime in New York, it is inevitable that stop rates will not mirror the city’s ethnic and racial breakdown.
10092  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Immigration issues on: June 27, 2010, 09:54:13 AM
http://cofcc.org/introduction/statement-of-principles/

We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called “affirmative action” and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races.

 shocked

Perhaps this group is not a good source of information.
10093  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: June 27, 2010, 08:08:07 AM
Yes, but do you think any of the cartels will hang up their guns and go into lawn care as a result?
10094  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of His Glibness on: June 26, 2010, 08:26:58 PM
http://article.nationalreview.com/437185/the-unengaged-president/mark-steyn

June 26, 2010 7:01 A.M.

The Unengaged President
Obama’s lack of interest in the world is evident in his handling of the oil spill and the Afghan War.
10095  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: June 26, 2010, 08:13:40 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/05/19/eveningnews/main1636846.shtml

The epidemic of meth use is still rampant because the drug is still plentiful on America's streets. Why?

"They just came across into Mexico to start production," said Fuillermo Gonzalez of the Tijuana Police Department.

This deadly drug is now a growth industry for Mexico's deadly drug cartels. They're replacing small U.S. kitchen labs with Mexican super labs. The cartels are smuggling ephedrine from China, India and Europe and cooking up huge quantities of cheap meth — including an especially potent variety, Mexican Ice. Then the cartels smuggle it north to U.S. users.

"They're making quite a lot of money off of meth," Gonzalez said. "They are pretty much using the same routes that they've used in the past with cocaine and with marijuana."

By some estimates, as much at 80 percent of the meth on U.S. streets comes from Mexico. Agents see more of it at the border. Meth seizures are up 106 percent in a year at the border crossing near San Diego.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meth/etc/updmexico.html
10096  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: June 26, 2010, 07:26:04 PM
They went into other criminal enterprises. Were weed to become legal in the entire US tomorrow, they'd double down into meth, coke and whatever else would be profitable.
10097  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: June 26, 2010, 05:49:07 PM
You'll note that when prohibition ended, the organized crime entities involed in bootlegging did not disappear in a cloud of smoke.
10098  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Immigration issues on: June 26, 2010, 01:16:14 PM
1. Seal the border. It can be done, it needs to have been done a long time ago.

2. Any employer found employing illegal aliens has all the businesses assets seized.

3. Any person wishing to transfer funds outside the US must be a US citizen, permanent resident alien. Make it a felony to transfer money for an illegal alien.

4. Any entity found providing services to illegal aliens is cut off from fedewral funding for a minimum of 5 years.

5. All levels of law enforcement enforcing laws regarding illegal immigration.

Stop rewarding illegal immigration, start enforcing the laws and the majority will self-deport.
10099  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Immigration issues on: June 26, 2010, 10:20:07 AM
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode08/usc_sec_08_00001101----000-.html

The term “alien” means any person not a citizen or national of the United States.


http://www.dhs.gov/files/statistics/data/dslpr.shtm

Legal permanent residents (LPRs) are foreign nationals who have been granted the right to reside permanently in the United States. LPRs are often referred to simply as "immigrants," but they are also known as "permanent resident aliens" and "green card holders."

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=a39e901bf9873210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=a39e901bf9873210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD

Working in the US


The United States welcomes thousands of foreign workers in multiple occupations or employment categories every year. These include artists, researchers, cultural exchange participants, information technology specialists, religious workers, investors, scientists, athletes, nurses, agricultural workers and others. All foreign workers must obtain permission to work legally in the United States. Each employment category for admission has different requirements, conditions and authorized periods of stay. It is important that you adhere to the terms of your application or petition for admission and visa. Any violation can result in removal or denial of re-entry into the United States.

Temporary (Nonimmigrant) Worker
A temporary worker is an individual seeking to enter the United States temporarily for a specific purpose. Nonimmigrants enter the United States for a temporary period of time, and once in the United States, are restricted to the activity or reason for which their nonimmigrant visa was issued.

Permanent (Immigrant) Worker
A permanent worker is an individual who is authorized to live and work permanently in the United States.

 Students and Exchange Visitors
Students and exchange visitors may, under certain circumstances, be allowed to work in the United States. They must obtain permission from an authorized official at their school. The authorized official is known as a Designed School Official (DSO) for students and the Responsible Officer (RO) for exchange visitors.

Information for Employers & Employees
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10100  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Issues in the American Creed (Constitutional Law and related matters) on: June 26, 2010, 09:09:09 AM
As corporations are not freed slaves, is it safe to assume that the Framers of both the Bill of Rights and the 14th amendments did not originally intend corporations to have the rights guaranteed to indviduals.  And, if this is true, can we agree that a Supreme Court case that were to give these rights to corporations was an activist court, that is going outside its constitutional limits?

Is the New York Times a coporation? Yes. Does the New York Times enjoy constitutionally protected speech? Given the role of newspapers, pampleteers in the revolution, do you think the intent of the founders was to provide such protections to both for profit and non-profit entities? I think their intent is quite clear.
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