Get the Prep-H; more illegals are after your money.
Immigrant students seek Georgia’s in-state tuition rates
DECATUR — A judge said Thursday that he needs more information and time to decide the case of a group of young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and want the Georgia university system to grant them in-state tuition.
The roughly three dozen young immigrants have been granted temporary permission to stay in the U.S. under an Obama administration policy introduced last year. They filed a lawsuit in August asking a judge to instruct the university system’s Board of Regents to allow them to qualify for in-state tuition. [snip]
The Georgia university system requires any student seeking in-state status for tuition purposes to provide verification of “lawful presence” in the U.S. The Regents have said students with temporary permission to stay under the new program — known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA — do not meet that requirement. But the Regents’ policy does not define “lawful presence,” the lawsuit says.
The program allows young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children to obtain work permits for two years if they meet certain requirements. The Department of Homeland Security considers people who have qualified for the program to be lawfully present, according to a fact sheet on the website of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
A group of more than 20 people gathered in front of the courthouse before the hearing for a news conference.
Miguel Angel Martinez Olvera, 19, was brought to the U.S. illegally from Mexico when he was 3 and is a plaintiff in the lawsuit. He wants to go to one of the state’s technical schools to be a paramedic or nurse but can’t afford to pay out-of-state tuition, he said. [snip]
There’s definitely an injustice going on here,” he said. “There’s definitely something that needs to be corrected.”
Yes there is an injustice going on here. This injustice is requiring taxpayers to fund criminal immigrants, fence hoppers and stowaways from many countries residing here. Rapid deportation of illegals when found cleans up this problem.
Some Reid staffers exempt from Obamacare exchanges
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare’s architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law’s new exchanges.
Reid is the exception among the other top congressional leaders. GOP House Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell have all directed their staffs to join the exchange, their aides said.
In the charged atmosphere surrounding Obamacare, Reid’s decision only gives Republicans more ammo to attack Democrats already suffering politically from the law’s botched rollout.
In September, Reid told reporters, “Let’s stop these really juvenile political games — the one dealing with health care for senators and House members and our staff. We are going to be part of exchanges, that’s what the law says and we’ll be part of that.”
That’s true. Reid and his personal staff will buy insurance through the exchange.
But it’s also true that the law lets lawmakers decide if their committee and leadership staffers hold on to their federal employee insurance plans, an option Reid has exercised. [snip]
“I’m sure that regular Americans who just lost their insurance will feel comforted to know that Senator Reid’s staff gets to keep their government plan,” a senior GOP Senate aide said. [snip]
Remember, ObamaCare is the Law of the Land except when it isn’t.
Some of the intransigence, idiocy and general nonsense surfacing around the world.
Cops: Man stabbed by brother over silverware
Edward William Bright, 46, is accused of stabbing his brother repeatedly during the argument over which silverware to use for dinner at Bright’s home in Richland County, Columbia TV station WAGT reported. [snip]
Such goings on!
Man arrested with stolen cash register on LIRR train
Metropolitan Transit Authority Police responded to a call of a man acting suspiciously on a Penn Station-bound LIRR train on Tuesday morning.
The MTA officers approached Cory Ford, 34, of Newark near the Jamaica station and discovered that he was concealing a cash register. [snip]
Great planning for a getaway!
Few uninsured young people say they’ll sign up for Obamacare
Fewer than one-third of young, uninsured Americans say they are leaning toward enrolling in a health-care plan under the new Obamacare exchanges, according to a new poll — a number that, if it holds, would present huge problems for the new law.
In order to keep costs down, the Affordable Care Act relies on younger, healthier people signing up for coverage to offset the costs for older, sicker Americans.
But a Harvard University Institute of Politics poll shows just 29 percent of uninsured 18-to-29-year olds say they will definitely (13 percent) or likely (16 percent) enroll in the Obamacare exchanges. When the question describes the law as the “Affordable Care Act” rather than Obamacare, just 25 percent say the are leaning toward enrolling or will enroll. [snip]
More broadly, young people’s opinions of the health-care law are pretty much on par with their older cohorts.
At least 56 percent disapprove of the health-care law, regardless of which label is used to describe it. And while half of young people expect their health-care costs to rise under Obamacare, only about one in 10 say the costs will decrease.
As for the care they will receive, more than twice as many say it will get worse under Obamacare (40-44 percent) as say it will get better (17-18 percent).
The IRS cannot collect the penalty except through withholding a tax refund.
Obama calls on bartenders to host happy hours for Obamacare
During today’s White House Youth Summit, President Obama called on young people to do whatever they can to promote his signature health care law — including plying their customers with cheap booze.
“If you are a bartender, have a happy hour,” Obama said as the crowd laughed. “And also probably get health insurance because a lot of people don’t have it.” [snip]
“[The] bottom line is that I’m going to need you, the country needs you,” Obama said, reminding them that their friends and peers might not know the benefits of Obamacare.
First it was ObamaPhones, now it’s ObamaBooze. I guess the increase in liver cirrhosis will require more health care. Does ObamaCare cover alcohol related problems?
Cuba won’t budge on jailed American contractor, insists on prisoner swap
Responding to renewed calls for Havana to free 64-year-old American contractor Alan Gross, Director General of Cuba’s Foreign Ministry, Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, said in a statement that the government is open to negotiations for a swap of prisoners. [snip]
Gross, an Agency for International Development contractor, was arrested on Dec. 3, 2009, and accused of smuggling sophisticated satellite and other telecommunications equipment to Cuba’s tiny Jewish community. Gross has said he was only trying to increase internet access in Cuba. But he was convicted by a Cuban court in March 2011 of crimes “against the independence and territorial integrity of the state” and sentenced to 15 years. [snip]
Don’t you find it humorous that everyone in a prison is unjustly incarcerated.
Despite a meager crowd, Kanye West inspires awe at the Sprint Center
The most shocking aspect of Kanye West’s spectacular concert Tuesday night at the Sprint Center wasn’t another suspect remark from the brash rapper. The meager attendance of less than 4,500 seemed inconceivably small for one of the most vital artists in popular music.
West almost certainly could have filled the Sprint Center five years ago. Tuesday’s poor attendance indicates how his scandalous love life, frequent impolite pronouncements and his gradual shift away from conventional hip-hop have alienated many of his fans. [snip]
This is the type of info that is really necessary to get your heart started in the morning.
Electric Car Owner Arrested For Stealing 5 Cents’ Worth Of Power
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, or free electricity. That’s the lesson Kaveh Kamooneh, the owner of a Nissan Leaf electric car, is learning after spending 15 hours in jail for plugging his car into a public school’s outlet without asking.
Kamooneh was picking his son up from tennis practice at Chamblee Middle School in Chamblee, Ga., when he plugged his Nissan Leaf into a 110-volt external outlet and let it charge “for about 20 minutes,” he says. A little more than a week later, cops showed up and arrested Kamooneh, charging him with stealing from the county.
The estimated worth of that stolen electricity? About five cents. But Sergeant Ernesto Ford of the Chamblee Police Department says what Kamooneh was stealing is irrelevant. “A theft is a theft,” he told Atlanta’s Channel 11 News. Kamooneh plans to fight the criminal charges. [snip]
Another liberal eco-freak that believes the government should be the fount of ‘FREE’.
‘We Are in a Progressive Moment Right Now’: Bill de Blasio Fund-Raises for Emboldened Left
Headlining a Brooklyn fund-raiser for the group New York Communities for Change, Mr. de Blasio was hailed as a progressive hero and the fruit of a more than decade-long battle by labor groups, grassroots organizations and the Working Families Party to crown one of their own.
“I am so appreciative of not just the support I received and my campaign received, I’m appreciative of all the people who were given hope by New York Communities for Change, who were shown their own power,” said Mr. de Blasio, speaking at the Transport Workers Union Local 100′s headquarters in Brooklyn.
The fund-raiser drew hundreds of attendees, including many of the city’s political elite, allowing for the awkward collision of the Democratic powers-that-be and the strident, anti-establishment rhetoric of some of the event’s speech-makers. Chris Shelton, a vice president with the Communication Workers of America, urged the attendees noshing on brie cheese to join a “revolution” against the “bankers, billionaire and brokers of Wall Street.” [snip]
Despite the assertion of NYCC’s clout, however, there were hints of the realities Mr. de Blasio must reckon with as he straddles the worlds of the left and Democratic establishment. Ms. Nixon, tongue-in-cheek, warned Mr. de Blasio that the city’s left-wing institutions would hold him accountable, even if he was their current darling.
“NYCC will never hesitate to speak truth to power,” she said, “and to check our new mayor if suddenly he goes rogue and starts spending his days having three-martini lunches with Wall Streeters at Cipriani’s and his nights riding around with Chirlane through moonlit Central Park in one of those horse carriages he was supposed to ban.”
Ms. Nixon failed to note, however, that Mr. de Blasio already breakfasted with a leading hedge fund manager and investment banker–part of a larger effort to entice the city’s business elite to accept his agenda.
A name change is coming, from the ‘Big Apple’ to Detroit on the Hudson. All this Proggy noise comes with a high price tag.
Piers Morgan: ‘The Perfect Barack Obama, Who’s a Perfect Physical Specimen’
[snip] “After the perfect Barack Obama, who’s a perfect physical specimen to many people’s eyes, does it matter?” Morgan asked his guest. “Or is actually somebody very different, someone who’s much more of a regular kind of guy who likes cheeseburgers and beer, but appears to be a straight talker, somebody perhaps more of a straight talker than it appears Barack Obama turned out to be?”
Morgan is right, Obama will never get a set of dingleberries.