Rice not upset by US national anthem in Spanish - Yahoo! News

Posted: 4/30/2006 by Floyd in
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Condi takes a differant rode on the National Anthem being sung in Spanish, this has caused an uproar in the conservative ranks lately and to quote Bush, and I don't do this often, but anyway,,

"I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English, and I think people who want to be citizens of this country ought to learn English and they ought to learn to sing the national anthem in English."

Codi broke with this way of thinking and I would commend her for that at least, that is what makes America great,( differant ) opinions. I mean different ( I always spell that wrong.)
Rice not upset by US national anthem in Spanish - Yahoo! News

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Tragic, a man who spent 13 years in prison for a crime he did not commit was killed by a hit and run driver in Chicago.
All Headline News - Prisoner Exonerated By DNA Test Is Killed In Hit-And-Run - April 30, 2006

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Linking to KOS, if you are in the military, or a veteran collecting your disability, some things floated around are review of PSTD, awards, percent paid, etc, read this;
Daily Kos: Why veterans and active duty military can't afford to vote republican in 2006 & 2008

USATODAY.com - Sen. Specter threatens to block NSA eavesdropping funds

Posted: 4/29/2006 by Floyd in
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Arlen Specter Republican, of Pa. Threatens to block NSA funds, NSA is the agency not long ago was in the news about warrentless wire-tapping of American citizens, I have yet to hear if any gain came out of all this but yet they want to keep doing it.
Arlen also elaberated to the effect; He will not bother having Gonzales return to the committee, "because he won't tell us anything," says Specter.
USATODAY.com - Sen. Specter threatens to block NSA eavesdropping funds

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Poll

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To the right of this blog is a poll I thought I would do one on this issue at this time, it is in the news and would like your opinion on it. The poll will be taken down in five days and the results will be posted.

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This is a good one, Bush approves Dubai to take control of defense plants. The deal has been looked at carefully and, uh.,Poses no security, uh. threat. Because security is a big issue with the Republicans,,uh. everything will be O.K.
All Headline News - Dubai Gains Control Of Defense Plants After Bush Approves Takeover Deal - April 28, 2006

All Headline News - U.S. State Department Says World Safer, Despite 11,000 Attacks In 2005 - April 28, 2006

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One of the biggest twisters of the truth on radio today, can beat the drug charges if he stays in treatment.
CNN.com - Limbaugh reaches settlement in prescription drug charges - Apr 28, 2006

Gay-rights group sues state

Posted: 4/26/2006 by Floyd in
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Frankfurt, Ky. A gay-rights group filed suit Tuesday against Gov. Ernie Flecther over his dicision to keep $11 million in state funds earmarked for a Baptist college in southeastern Kentucky that expelled an openly gay student earlier this month. Christina Gilgor, executive director of the Kentucky Fairness Alliance, asked a Franklin Circuit Court judge to prevent the state from giving public money to the University of the Cumberlands. The school is located in the district of Republican Senate President David Williams, and he has been an advocate of funding for the program.
Kentucky's constitution prohibits the state from using tax money in support of religious institutions or entities that discriminate against citizens, according to the law suit. Gilgor said "We are asking the governor to uphold the law and not allow the funding to the University of the Cumberlands. Flecther's take on this is the money came from coal severance taxes paid by coal companies, and not by individual taxpayers of the state.
Flecther is not a stranger to the law, he is being investigated for alledged hiring practices, in other words he did not hire based on merit but based on politics, kind of like when Bush tapped Mike Brown to be director of FEMA. The Gov. Flecther administration filed a similar suit Tuesday seeking a judge's ruling on the matter. The school in question is located in Whitley County.

Appeals court won't reconsider Ten Commandments Case

Posted: 4/25/2006 by Floyd in Labels:
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Lexington, Ky.: A federal appeals court is standing by a ruling allowing a central Kentucky courthouse to keep a display of the Ten Commandments, the U.S. 6th. Circuit Court decided Monday it will not consider arguments in the case against the display at the Mercer County courthouse in Harrodsburg, about 30 miles southeast of Lexington, a three judge panel ruled the display was constitutional because its purpose was historical, not religious.

Judge Guy Cole wrote a dissent against Monday's ruling, arguing Mercer County's display was similar to those in Pulaski County and McCreary County, and that the U.S. Supreme Court determined were unconstitutional last year.

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WOAI: San Antonio News - Woman Accused of Breaking Baby's Bones

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You read this daily on the net the abuse of the little ones in society, and it would make one wonder what rights do they have? The justice system is skewed against the most venerable citizens, we give to many breaks to people who break the law by hurting little people that are to small to fight back, in this case a mother broke her child's arm, leg and the child also had internal injuries from the attack to which the child basically has no recourse in the matter.
It is high time America stiffened the laws against child abuse in this country and quit giving violators a slap on the wrist, but until the judicial system stands up and punishes these law-breakers it will be a blight upon our land a sore, and a festering rot to be looked at by others and other nations and they will say in dismay; Is not this the free world to live and be allowed to live in peace and to be allowed to feel secure at least with our own families.
WOAI: San Antonio News - Woman Accused of Breaking Baby's Bones

Iraq War Update: Stiffing US Soldiers in Iraq to Pay for New War Toys

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The war time emergency appropriations bill that requests an additional $120 billion,not being used for troops. The fund that is earmarked for the Iraq war being used for toys and is costing our soldiers; Donald Rumsfield and the Republican-led Senate Appropriations Committee,are:
Cutting funding for night vision goggles.
Cutting funding for equiptment for dystroying mines and explosives.
Cutting funding for fire suppression systems for light armored vehicles.
Cutting funding for new vehicles that can be transported into battle.
Iraq War Update: Stiffing US Soldiers in Iraq to Pay for New War Toys

New Tenant this week

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The new tenant blog this week is called A Pile of Dog Bones,you will see the thumbnail in the sidebar and I would also like to welcome them,welcome New York City Watchdog,welcome to Within Reason where you are very much left of center but in the middle of Liberty.

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Houston Tx; Texas lawmakers have plundered a fund that was set aside for 911 services,resulting in emergency phone operators throughout much of Texas unable to detect the orgins of wireless calls.
All Headline News - Texas Lawmakers Take Money From 911 Services - April 25, 2006

AP Wire | 04/24/2006 | 101st Airborne Division soldier killed in Iraq

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#144 soldier killed from Ft.Cambell,Pvt. Travis C. Zimmerman age 19 died Saturday in Baghdad when an improvisioned explosive device detonated near his observation post.
AP Wire | 04/24/2006 | 101st Airborne Division soldier killed in Iraq
Rumsfeld say Iraq, Afghan missions key to containing Iran - Yahoo! News
Bush Says He Has No Doubts on Iraq Choice - Yahoo! News

USATODAY.com - Miss Kentucky crowned Miss USA

Posted: 4/23/2006 by Floyd in
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Miss Kentucky gets honor of Miss USA,the first thing she wants to do is go to Italy and visit her brother who is stationed there in the Navy.
USATODAY.com - Miss Kentucky crowned Miss USA

Son of the Bridge to Nowhere - New York Times

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Senator Trent Lott goes to the pork barrel to feed,the senator is attaching this frivolous add-on to a bill that is supposed to be used to pay for emergencies like; The war in Iraq and Katrina reconstruction,,,boy this just gets better and better.
Son of the Bridge to Nowhere - New York Times

Pink performs Dear Mr President,Live; NYC

Posted: 4/21/2006 by Floyd in
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CNN.com - Companies using illegal workers to be targeted - Apr 20, 2006

Posted: 4/20/2006 by Floyd in
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Crackdown on companies hiring illegal aliens,Bush trying to pull in the far right on this issue,which has created a somewhat split in the G.O.P. which is O.K. let them fight among themselves,below is a series of links on immigration and the government target on the companies hiring them,but when you get down to it the companies is the only ones you can target on this issue. Bush Co. has to unite with it's base that is all there is to it,but in November I can only hope we send Washington packing and turn this country around and back on the right track.
CNN.com - Companies using illegal workers to be targeted - Apr 20, 2006
Feds begin releasing immigrants | IndyStar.com
U.S. Cracks Down on Hiring of Illegal Immigrants - New York Times
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USATODAY.com - Drivers curb use as gas goes up

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Saw something good for a change today in USA TODAY,gas consumption has went down and if and that is a big IF,we can curb our usage 3% for the next 30 days prices would crash,according to Tom Kloza,senior analyst at the Oil Price Information Service. Wow that is a dream and I hope we can squeeze them tell it hurts,I myself have cut way back on the fuel these past few days and am going to try by best to see it through. It could be anything to cut back stuff like going to the store,making a list could help tremendously so we don't forget anything and have to return. Use only what we can get by with and do not go anywhere we don't have to,America has a dependency to foreign oil and they really can charge what they want to with no restraints,I know Bush Co. is not going to do anything even if it could so really it is up to us to curb our usage and that will be hard I know that,but if we continue to adhere to this we can bring the price down. I have a 4-wheel drive Chevy truck so it really likes the pump,but lately I drive only when I have to.
USATODAY.com - Drivers curb use as gas goes up
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News from The Associated Press

Posted: 4/19/2006 by Floyd in
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Mexico itself treats it's immigrants very differantly than does the United States, although migrants in the U.S are allowed to have demonstrations, those in Mexico generally suffer in silence. The migrants in Mexico make up only 0.5% while the U.S migrants are at 12%. Shootings in Tultitlan are common,when police were conducting a raid for undocumented migrants near a rail yard outside Mexico City, a local man was shot to death, his dark skin and work clothes lead officiers to believe he was a migrant. Others in this interview had stated that they had seen migrants beaten to death and left near the railway tracks to make it look as though they had fallen from the train. Migrants are subjected to searches by police and forced to strip, the woman being interviewed said it was to abuse them,click on this link for the whole story.
News from The Associated Press

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Boycott big oil companies?

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Saw an article in the paper talking about basically boycotting the big boys at Exxon/Mobil,and saying it might cause them to bring down the prices a little. I have been hearing these greedy boys are going to try for the $4 a gallon gas and you know something it is very possible,we see daily how the price continues to climb but what really bugs me is these excuses they keep giving for this while all the while overlooking exactly what is the real reason,and I'm talking about greed yes good old fashioned greed. You know I am sick and tired of hearing about Katrina causing this or maybe it is the Arabs?
Or tomorrow they might come up with some other lame excuse,wow this must be a rant? How about this Exxon/Mobil has set records in quarterly and overall net income both,gulping down our blood money at the tune of $10.7 billion for the fourth quarter and yearly totals exceed $36 billion,up nearly 31% from the previous year. Does those numbers sound to you that they are hurting from a hurricane or suffering in any way? "Big Oil" would rather fill the pockets of it's executives than worry about our hard earned money,I searched the web and found this picture I figured it would sum up what is happening here and also will insert a link to a previous blog of mine on how rich the executives really are. In this article also it is noted that our gasoline usage will go up 1.5% more this summer than last summer,in other words we need this gas and they know it,kind of like a bunch of vultures waiting to swoop down on us. Now I am wondering where is all the Iraqi oil? I know,it is supposed to be used in rebuilding the country over there. But to the main-stream media,,,enough already we are sick of these excuses just talk about something else or read some blogs and get more intelligent!
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USATODAY.com - Oil prices stay above $71 a barrel

No child left behind; The flawed agenda

Posted: 4/18/2006 by Floyd in
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Thousands of test scores go unreported in the no child left behind, an act championed by President Bush. The act basicallly requires all students to achieve proficiency in reading and math by 2014.
Schools who recieve federal aid must demonstrate that all racial categories are meeting performance goals or risk penalities that include extending the school year, changing their curriculum or firing their administrators and teachers.
Sounds good dose'nt it, but a news flash is this; Kentucky and other states get around these reqirements by using a loop-hole in the law,the loop-hole allows schools to ignore racial groups that are too small to be statistically significant. This means about 13,000 Kentucky students are excluded from the schools test scores, the number is a little under 4%. Nearly 100% of those students whose test scores are excluded are black, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American.
Nationally in an A.P about 1.9 million students or about one in every 14 test scores aren't being counted, this under the laws of the racial categories. The analysis also showed that Minorities were seven times as likely to have their scores excluded.
What does this mean? Well it seems no child left behind is leaving quite a few behind, allowing these loop-holes in the law. NAACP member Jimmy Keeton, who serves on the Ashland Independent School Board says, "the exclusion of some students scores mean myself and others need to keep tabs on certain student groups." Budget woes have led to cutbacks in school staff that could help identify and improve achievement gaps.
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New Tenant

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I would like to introduce dieselfire who is renting by blog this week, you can see the thumbnail in the sidebar, I have been so busy lately I have not introduced my tenant. The name of the blog is the fire within, so if you can pay her a click or two. I have gotten into this program from blog explosion, and thought it would be good promotion for me and for others,,,,you know I hope they visit this site before they rent,hmm.

Do you think it could be on the left?

USATODAY.com - 'Roe v. Wade': The divided states of America

Posted: 4/17/2006 by Floyd in Labels:
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A very informative look at abortion and how it stacks up in the states,if Roe is overturned what will happen? Will women have to drive to a different state? Whatever,it should be up to the woman to decide what she must do a lot of states including Kentucky have enacted laws trying to limit it,trying in my opinion sticking their nose in women's business. It is like big brother telling you what to do and I am in no way condoning the practice,it should be up to the individual to decide her on fate. Because that is where it resides ultimately is on the woman herself,not me or anyone else,we I believe should stay clear of the matter,or I could say,who are we to judge anyone's circumstances?
USATODAY.com - 'Roe v. Wade': The divided states of America
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Park-sex offender vote is tonight | IndyStar.com

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Indianapolis has a meeting tonight in the Public Assembly Room of the City-County Building,to initiate a law forbidding sex offenders,(child molesters) to stay within no more than 1,000 feet of public parks,pools,public playgrounds,recreation centers,beach or sports facility when children are present,fines would be up to $2,500,except when accompanied by another adult which is not an offender.
Any way the public can protect it's children it should do it,I might catch slack from some on this issue,but all I have read about these situations the child molester is very hard or if ever,rehabilitated so congratulation to Indy and hope they pass this.
Keep these predators away from children.
Park-sex offender vote is tonight | IndyStar.com

Outrage at Funeral Protests Pushes Lawmakers to Act - New York Times

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You left out Kentucky,New York Times. Kentucky also enacted laws against protesting at funerals by the same group depicted here. These are the people who drive around the country protesting the war,these idiots protested the miners in West Virginia. I believe this is a group running around just looking for attention,if they were at a funeral of my family member it might get ugly. But if you look at it they really need to be treated mentally,because they have deep rooted problems that need to be addressed. People need to have respect for one's family because they have just lost a loved one and are crushed to the heart because a father or mother or child,or family member or even a friend has passed and they are trying to get through the ordeal without being hurt by watching these idiots. God is not in this group who are traveling around protesting at funerals,the Bible says "God is love" maybe they need to read into God's word more and try and get understanding.
Outrage at Funeral Protests Pushes Lawmakers to Act - New York Times
Below is the link I referred to about Kentucky's law against these people who could be a little insane.
Feb 8,2006
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For Leading Exxon to Its Riches, $144,573 a Day - New York Times

Posted: 4/15/2006 by Floyd in
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Of course they are rich,they got that way from robbing us. It is not just Exxon it is all of these petrolulem based companies,what is the price of gas now? $2.60 or more per gallon,oh but it won't stop there they will keep on milking us for as long as they can.
Article says that under Mr. Raymond the company's market value increased fourfold to $375 billion,net income soared from $4.8 billion in 1992 and get this; Last year's record $36.13 billion,"whew" they must be collecting quite a bit from us guys who have to drive to work.
For Leading Exxon to Its Riches, $144,573 a Day - New York Times
All Headline News - Cheney Gets Tax Refund Of $1.9 Million - April 15, 2006

A man of peace,the title says it all

Posted: 4/14/2006 by Floyd in
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Three more KY. Soldiers die in Iraq

Posted: 4/13/2006 by Floyd in
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Three more soldiers from the 101st. At Fort Campbell were killed in Iraq Tuesday bringing the total to 141 killed from the 101st. Since the war began. Spc. James W. Gardner,age 22 of Glasgow,KY.
Sgt. 1st. Class Randall L. Lamberson,age 36 of Springfield,MO. And Spc. David S. Collins of Jasper,GA. Gardner was the 35th soldier killed with hometown records in Kentucky,their families issued statements thanking the public for their support ,Lamberson is survived by his wife Dana, daughter Kelsi and son Evan, And his father Lloyd. Collins is survived by his wife Mara,and children Elizabeth and James,father Jack Collins of Talking Rock,GA. And mother Marsha Dean of Jasper,GA. Over in Iraq these are people with children,mothers and fathers,some of the mainstream media if that is what you can call it should be reporting more on what's going on with this death trap called Iraq,but I forgot?? They are not allowed to are they? But hopefully there are a lot of good ole papers out there that print this,we should be proud of these heroes dying and leaving their families because of the war and any news I can get relating to this is going on this blog,Fox and CNN might be censured but the internet is not,at least for now.
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Bush Blames Democrat for Immigration Impasse - New York Times

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Blog this because I love the rebuttle by Reid,"President Bush has as much credibility on immagration as he does on Iraq and national security."
Bush Blames Democrat for Immigration Impasse - New York Times

The United States Flag Issue

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As I surf the internet I have read a lot of blogs lately concerning the American flag,and a lot do prove interesting and some down right confusing,now I am not going to post the whole flag code because it is rather long,but what I will do is post some articles in it relating to what I have been reading.
Sec.3,article;(f) states;
When flags of states,cities,or localities,or pennants of societies are flown on the the same halyard with the flag of the United States,the later should always be at the peak . When the flags are flown from adjacent staffs,the flag of the United States should be hoisted first and lowered last. No such flag or pennant may be placed above the flag of the United States or to the United States Flags right.
article;(g) states;
When flags of two or more nations are displayed,they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace.
Sec.4,article;(a) states;
The flag should never be displayed with the Union down,except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
These few article's should cover what I have been reading lately over the internet,and now a dose of my personal opinion on the matter. We can not allow a bunch of thugs dictate what we stand for by their stupidity,this is one of the greatest educated societies in the world today and we should act in such a way. Flying the flag upside down with another flag of any kind over it is beyond my comprehension because I for one at least try and think rationally,whether we agree or not with what our country is or is not doing we must remember we are civilized and are educated in some of the finest Universities in the world,some things I have read that is going on shows a somewhat if you'll pardon me,a slight should we say mentality gap. But thank God that we live in a free democratic nation and we allow some to shall we say show off their high I.Q, we should never desecrate our flag but I do realize some might have an intelligence gap to others,and I know it is hard to ignore some things but we must try and try we will because we are Americans, and a lot of Americans have died in countless wars some have died carrying the stars and stripes and I would not do such a thing as demeaning our flag to try and get publicity or even to prove a point I would have respect for them for having the courage to stand up for this country and die on foreign soil.

Ten commandments bill signed

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Gov. Ernie Flecther signed the bill which allows historical documents to be displayed on public grounds,he signed the bill on Monday. Democrats and Republicans alike joined him in the Capitol Retunda,basically it is a bill that paves the way for a six-foot monument to return. Darrell BeShears a County Judge in Pulaski County said that Flecther acted in the best interest of the commonwealth. Pulaski County had been involved with a lawsuit over the ten commandments for over two years now. The Judge was also quoted as saying "there is no law saying you have to look at the ten commandments." Flecther was also quoted as saying,"The Ten Commandments do represent a sacred religious text. We all acknowledge that,but we cannot deny the Commandments significant impact on culture,history,and the laws of Kentucky,as well as the laws of the United States." A time has not yet been set for the monuments return,the bill Gov. Flecther signed was sponsered by Rep. Rick Nelson (Democrat from my district) and 50 co-sponsers which also gave permission to post displays of the commandments in county courthouses and other public buildings.
The Governer said the monument could be displayed near the Capitol's flora clock display.
This was a joint effort in this state by Democrats and Republicans alike,this being about the only issue we agree on,a joint effort was also reached on raising the pay of our teachers to bring them more in line with the bordering states,excerpts of this post taken from the article by John Whitlock of the Kentucky Press Association News Bureau. Well I am religious myself and am sorry if I may offend someone but thats America,this being about the only thing I can go along with Ernie on but he is also an ordained Minister of the Baptist faith. But it is good knowing the parties can work together however in this state that is far and in-between.
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USATODAY.com - Iran plans large-scale uranium enrichment

Posted: 4/12/2006 by Floyd in
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Iran cranking up the uranium,and will ultimately expand to 50,000 centrifuges to fuel reactors. 1,500 cascading centrifuges operating a year can produce nuclear weapons.
USATODAY.com - Iran plans large-scale uranium enrichment

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I found something interesting in this poll,the king's numbers continue to slide I guess we all know that, about 60% of us disapprove of his handling of things,but look at the immigration issue; 81% of us say it is out of control,but 63% believe illegal immigrants should remain in the U.S and become citizens? And 61% of us believe the illegals will get in regardless of what the government does. Now look at this; 61% of us believe the U.S should make illegal immigration a crime? If the government should allow illegals to remain here what would or should be a requirement? 90% says must have a job/85% says must speak English/84% say must pay the I.R.S taxes. And on what would be most affective to reduce illegals? 52% say penalize the businesses that employ illegals,,,hey stop right there you know as well as I the king won't do that,on being total effective that number jumps to 84%. A total leaning toward building a wall about 66%,while 49% say it would not be effective.
People always want to make for themselves a better life for them and their families,a lot of the Mexicans I knew sent a good portion of their earnings back to Mexico to help their families there. They were good hard working people,sometimes their English is not so good but they try hard, two guys I trained personally Jose and Mario,they were quick learners and did a very good job for me and every Saturday and a lot of Sundays I could count on them to come in and help me with any job I had to do,were they illegal? I never really even asked they were good workers and I could count on them,but going back to the holding the business responsible,,when you look at it that is the only way you could do anything about illegals,but also being enlightened to the way of things, you can get all the documentation you need in various cities around the country,but you can bet the company would know there are always variations in the cards they get.
Well I have went on and on about this and could go on a lot longer but I better give it a rest for now,but I sure miss working with those guys.
USATODAY.com

Number 138 from Fort Cambell,Kentucky

Posted: 4/11/2006 by Floyd in Labels:
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Sgt. 1st. Class Gregory S. Rogers age 42 of Cincinnati,Oh. became the 138th. soldier killed in Iraq from the 101st. airbourne stationed formerly at Fort Cambell,Ky. Gregory was assigned to Delta Company,1st. Battalion,506th. Infantry,he was killed Sunday in Iraq after an explosion. Gregory had two Daughters Whitney and Chelsea,he is survived also by his parents Luther and Donna of West Chester,Ohio. He had recieved dozens of service medals during his 22-year Army career,including the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.
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I like this plan on equip. our military,our military has gone long enough unequiped. The body armor issue slowly fades as the mainstream media has allowed it to,the last we heard the military was not even allowed to wear private body armor due to mainly the hefty contract the military has with their vendors.
The rush to war with two fists blazin just does not cut it,there is no end in sight to Iraq and the ones in charge have no exit plan at all,there is none as far as I've heard.
Democratic Party Plan for the Military, War on Terror, Homeland Security, Issued in March 2006
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Fed Inspectors: Katrina Contracts Wasteful - Yahoo! News

Posted: 4/10/2006 by Floyd in Labels:
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Government paying inflated prices for clean up of New Orleans?
We would not have guessed that. This is a good story don't know how long the link will hold up,five star rating,may I add something? Remember when the king wanted to keep Union labor out of there? Well I said it before these contractors are getting rich and marking up the price probably far above a decent Union wage,they hired guys for about $6 an hour or less and took "us" to the bank. This is just one of many things our government has done,with our tax money. The Union hating king wants us to work for nothing all the while the companies run back and forward to the bank,it is a good system if you want to get rich from the middle-class.
Fed Inspectors: Katrina Contracts Wasteful - Yahoo! News

AP Wire | 04/10/2006 | Group protesting Kentucky homeland security grant

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A Washinton,D.C. based political group has planned a protest in Frankfurt on Tuesday,it is over a grant of $36,200 given to the state's Office of Charitable Gaming,by the Kentucky Department of Homeland Security.
In other words there ain't a whole lot of terrorists benefiting from Bingo halls,this group protests Pork barrel waste and you know what I tend to agree with'em.
AP Wire | 04/10/2006 | Group protesting Kentucky homeland security grant

Drug Plan's Side Effect Is Severe - New York Times

Posted: 4/08/2006 by Floyd in
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I would like to add something about Medicare in itself,about a year ago my sister was also diagnosed with lung cancer. She had no idea she had it,she assumed she had the flu,but on doing tests they found it. Here is a problem; Medicare has a two year waiting period to even go into affect,so,she has not even got Medicare at this time,this needs to be amended to take effect immediately instead of the "two year waiting period" and if this kind of illness or any severe illness affects us we are basically thrown to the dogs. This is a good article on Medicare part-D,which is a nightmare in itself.
Drug Plan's Side Effect Is Severe - New York Times

Bush, GOP Struggle for Public Approval - Yahoo! News

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People are really catching on to how messed up the country has got since the neo-con rose to power,they seem to keep bringing up an agenda or something? Don't they know "that dog won't hunt." Americans are sick and tired of how screwed up it has got since the radical right reign,I mean from the mess and quagmire of Iraq,to the economy,to the deficit,,what a mess.
Bush, GOP Struggle for Public Approval - Yahoo! News

USATODAY.com - Senators warn dispute threatens immigration bill

Posted: 4/07/2006 by Floyd in
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Let us blog USA TODAY on this immigration issue,it seems the administration is at an impasse. Now this government was built on immigrants anyone reading history knows about the bigotry the Irish suffered back in the mid 1800's,what is occurring here is the health big wheels are taking a hit in other words it is putting a burden on them. Immigrants for the most part can not afford health insurance and are uninsured,what happens? The state must pick up the slack. And what about some of the Senators including McCain insists on saying the immigrants are doing jobs we won't,have they got the interests of the immigrants at heart? That answer would be no,they have big business at heart and helping the bottom line,,whose making money? Answer is big business because you and I are seeing constant raises in produce such as tomatoes and lettuce,that is why they are on the side of the immigrant,it is not because they give a hoot about them,I believe in more border patrol to combat terrorists not to arrest people trying to make things a little better for themselves. However,I believe a process should be gone through to assure them to be citizens,now,why is the Mexican government so against the patrols? Why American dollars is why,all the American dollars being sent into Mexico via mostly Western Union,well will something come of all this? Yes because the health jaugernaunt holds a lot of weight in Washington.
USATODAY.com - Senators warn dispute threatens immigration bill
Within reason: Coal industry; Let's hire Mexican's
Within reason: Immigration issue,big business grumbling.

The state knows best

Posted: 4/05/2006 by Floyd in
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Working for change,an American perspective! Americablog!

Big Gain for Rich Seen in Tax Cuts for Investments - New York Times

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This article should be entitled; Not in the interest of the middle-class,if you have $10 million you are in good company and reap a tax savings of an average of $500,000. This is becoming a society of the "rich get richer" and add this to record deficits and we see this is not working for millions of Americans,those of us who barely get by from week to week,the analysis showed that more than 70% of tax savings are going to the top 2%,in other words guys it is not working for the average American and we can continue down this path to nowhere as Gen.Wesley Clark put it or we can change the road we are on in November,,,,,,you decide.
Big Gain for Rich Seen in Tax Cuts for Investments - New York Times
Federal spending? The sky is the limit.
USATODAY.com - Growth in federal spending unchecked

USATODAY.com - Justices rebuff terror suspect

Posted: 4/03/2006 by Floyd in
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The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court decision that said the president could order a U.S. citizen arrested in this country for "suspected" ties to terrorism to be held indefinitely without being charged or facing trial. The vote tally was 6/3.
USATODAY.com - Justices rebuff terror suspect

Kentucky State Budget

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Early Friday House and Senate leaders agreed on a nearly $18 billion state budget,this coming on an all-night negotiations that capped seven days of closed door talks. The budget will still have to be voted on by the full House and Senate which will occur on April 10,2006,the timing assures lawmakers would not be able to act on any line item veto by (Republican) Gov. Ernie Flecther after April 15,2006. The break down;
$50 million=computers in public school classrooms
$75 million=going toward a Louisville arena
$68 million=Improvements at Kentucky state parks
$17.5 million=to help rebuild 3 dams on the Kentucky River
$32 million=Authorization for Kentucky River to issue bonds to pay for improvements
$1.5 million=Additional coal mine inspectors
$185 million=Toward construction of two bridges across the Ohio River at Louisville
Teachers=2% pay pay raise next year and a $3,500 across-the-board raise the following year
In other notes largest increases going to state workers making less than $30,000 a year those making more than $80,000 would get smaller ones($400/$1,350 increase) Also the negotiators voted to make the 1.1 cent per gallon tax increase permanent.
 
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AP Wire | 04/03/2006 | Doctors report rise in cases of flesh-eating bacteria

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This is quite an increase in 2004 in Kentucky 62 cases were reported,up from only 39 in 2001,this is a rare disease that can kill in a matter of hours,in Los Angeles they reported 14 in a 15 month period.
AP Wire | 04/03/2006 | Doctors report rise in cases of flesh-eating bacteria