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In a landmark decision that will affect school districts across the country, a deeply divided Supreme Court on Thursday struck down plans in Louisville and Seattle that assigned students to schools based partly on the color of their skin.

Writing for the 5-4 plurality, Chief Justice John Roberts said, “The school districts have not carried their heavy burden of showing that the interest they seek to achieve justifies the extreme means they have chosen — discriminating among individual students based on race by relying upon racial classifications in making school assignments.”

The Louisville case was brought by Crystal Meredith, who tried to enroll her 5-year-old son in kindergarten a couple blocks from their home in the Kentucky city. But officials pointed her elsewhere, to a school that was a 90-minute bus ride away.

A school that was closer to their home, officials told her, couldn’t accept another white student like Joshua that year.

Meredith, a single mother, wasn’t looking for a fight. After driving Joshua across town to school every day, she decided she’d bypassed the closer school long enough.

She sued and is now at the center of the most significant legal battle over race to reach the Supreme Court in years.

“Joshua was denied entrance to a school for no other reason than racial classification,” said Teddy Gordon, Meredith’s attorney. “There was room at the school. There were plenty of empty seats. This was a racial quota.”

Meredith and other parents who sued the Louisville school district argued that the racial assignment plans amounted to unconstitutional race discrimination.

The school district contended that it wasn’t discriminating against anyone, but instead was trying maintain racially balanced and integrated schools for the benefit of all.

The Louisville school district adopted its plan in 2001, and it requires schools to seek a black student enrollment of at least 15 percent and no more than 50 percent.

This is an excellent decision.
You want fairness. Stop seeking discrimination in the first place based on race!
Its as simple as that!

Under its plan, students could choose to attend any of the city’s 10, four-year high schools unless they were “oversubscribed” with more students than the school can accommodate.

In that case, the school district looked at several factors when assigning students, including whether their race would contribute to a “racial imbalance” in the school.

A group of parents challenged the school district’s assignment plan after their children were not assigned to the high schools of their choice.

The Bush administration has sided with the parents in both cases, arguing that race-based assignment plans violate the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause.

In court papers, Justice Department lawyers said the assignment plans involved “outright racial balancing,” which is “patently unconstitutional.”

Its funny because this plays out perfectly to another case recently in New York City.

In that case an INDIAN girl was complaining that she could not go to a School because she was a minority and was not able to go to the school because their racial quota was met.

A Brooklyn mother and father got the shock of their lives when school officials informed them their brilliant 11-year-old girl was denied admission to an elite public school – solely because she’s of Indian descent.

“I feel bad because I would have gotten in if I was white,” Nikita Rau lamented over her failed bid to attend the Mark Twain School, IS 239, in Coney Island, a magnet school for gifted students.

It turns out Mark Twain – unlike all but one other city public school – admits students according to racial quotas established in 1974 by a federal judge who ordered the school’s desegregation.

If you are going to complain one way then complaints the other way should be allowed! NO? But if allow them then you are admitting that race discrimination is okay. Which it is NOT!

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The more I read about this damn Bill the angrier I get.

The Senate on Wednesday killed a Republican proposal to require all adult illegal immigrants to return home temporarily in order to qualify for permanent lawful status in this country.

The vote was 53-45 to table an amendment by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, that was one of several proposals designed to respond to conservatives who decry President Bush’s immigration bill as a form of amnesty.

The bill could grant lawful status to as many as 12 million illegal immigrants as long as they passed background checks and paid fines and fees. Heads of household seeking permanent legal residency would have to return home to apply for green cards, however.

Without her amendment, Hutchison said shortly before the vote, “the amnesty tag that has been put on this bill will remain. It is the key issue in the bill for the American people.”

This is flat out BULLSHIT.
This is no other way to call it other than AMNESTY.
HELL even the illegal immigrants and the ones giving them their papers know it.

The head of a Mexican forgery ring was convinced he could make phony documents that illegal aliens could use to indicate fraudulently that they were eligible for a new amnesty, says a government affidavit recounting wiretapped phone calls the man made.

Julio Leija-Sanchez, who ran a $3 million-a-year forgery operation before he was arrested in April, was expecting Congress to pass a legalization program, which he called “amnesty,” and said he could forge documents to fool the U.S. government into believing illegal aliens were in the country in time to qualify for amnesty, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent said in the affidavit.

In recounting a wiretapped telephone conversation, ICE agent Jason E. Medica said he heard Mr. Leija-Sanchez tell an associate the forgery ring could “fix his papers” to meet the requirements of a legalization program such as the bill the Senate is debating today.

“When Leija-Sanchez said ‘if there’s an amnesty, he can fix his papers,’ Leija-Sanchez was referring to the possibility of pending legislation which would allow a certain class of illegal aliens to remain in the United States, as long as they can prove a term of residency in the United States with no convictions,” agent Medica wrote.

“When Leija-Sanchez said ‘he can fix his papers,’ he was referring to the fact that the organization could fraudulently create or alter documents to falsely prove the requisite residency period,” the agent wrote.

Mr. Leija-Sanchez also used his forgery ring to help smuggle illegal aliens into the country on the understanding they would work for his criminal enterprise. He was arrested on charges of forgery and conspiracy to commit murder.

The Senate immigration bill was resurrected yesterday and is headed for a final vote later this week. It includes a path to citizenship for the 12 million to 20 million estimated illegal aliens as long as they can show they arrived in the country by the beginning of this year.

Its backers say it cracks down on fraud by requiring new legal workers to have a tamper-proof ID, but opponents say it would invite a new wave of illegal aliens with fraudulent documents trying to prove they are eligible for legal status. They point to the 1986 amnesty, in which about a quarter of approved applications were later deemed fraudulent.

We can’t check backgrounds now somehow Senators and the PRESIDENT think that with a NEW law they will all of a sudden be able to do so. The bureaucracy already in the federal government is inept. They have shown this time and time again. For some damned reason Bush believes that this bill must be shoved down the American peoples throats. DESPITE 80% of LEGAL Americans not going with it. WTF?

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The great uniting presidential hopeful Sen. Barak Obama has once again tickeled my fancy.
Speaking to churchgoers in Hartford, CT, (FYI, my homestate and town where my family is from) Sen. Obama said this,

Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got hijacked,” the Democratic presidential candidate said in remarks prepared for delivery before
the national meeting of the United Church of Christ.
“Part of it’s because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who’ve been all too eager to exploit what divides us,” the Illinois senator said.
“At every opportunity, they’ve told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their church, while suggesting to the rest of the country that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion and gay
marriage
, school prayer and intelligent design,” according to an advance copy of his speech.
“There was even a time when the ChristianCoalition determined that its number one legislative priority was tax cuts for the rich,” Obama said. “I don’t know what Bible they’re reading, but it doesn’t jibe with my version.”

LMFAO!!
Hey Obama! What about radical muslims hijacking the religion of Islam, huh?
Hey Obanimal! This speech is supossed to unite????
Hey Owhatsyourface that Ted Kennedy name can’t say for the life of him! Wasn’t it you that vowed to run a campaign void of slinging mud on other candidates? Blew that one too, didn’t ya!
But hey, what do I know huh? I just a American right-wing Chritian that only cares about issues like abortion, gay marriage, school prayer, intelligent design (and science!), and keeping the governments grubby hands off my hard earned money and business!

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House votes to ban aid to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to
prohibit any aid to Saudi Arabia as lawmakers accused the close ally of
religious intolerance and bankrolling terrorist organizations.
The
prohibition, reflecting persistent tensions with the kingdom after the September
11 attacks on the United States in 2001, was attached to a foreign aid funding
bill for next year that has not yet been debated by the Senate.

MM says, “Wow!”

No kidding there! And I second that! U.S and Saudi relationship, to me, has always been… wierd.
I had known military buddies saying they hated it there. Not a fun place to be, very strict and rigid rules; another day, another blog on that one. We had a few bases there essential for missions during the Gulf War.
Me thinks (hee hee) ,after 9-11 in which the majority of the hijackers were Saudi citizens, our relationship really went sour. Frankly, I could care frackin’ (eh hem BSG fans) 2 pennies of Saudi Arabia, espcially after saving there asses in the first Gulf War and the thanks we get afterwards. The main reason we remain friends, and I use that term loosely, is becuase of oil! No doubt there folks. But, Suadi’s govt., the royal twits, who or whatever’s lack of involvement in bringing peace to region is what pisses me off! Name it: Iran, Isreal/Palestinian, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq; where are they in negotiating peace!?! Nowhere!
Saudi religious fanaticism is the main reason why I think they should go fuck themselves in the first place. Whahabiism is intolerant and the most hateful forms of Islam. Yet U.S. and Saudi remained allies and was getting taxpayer financial aid for years now? Fuck That!! All that fukkin oil revenue and they need aid from us! No way Abdul!

Surprisingly is this Democrat Party controlled congress vote to ban aid to Saudi!
Is it congress finally getting the point, with the lowest approval gallup poll ratings EVER of 24%, that the majority of Americans are fed up with the war (and I am by FAR not anti-war!) and the way it has been lead. Americans have been screaming about the other Islamic states in the region being accountable for the lack of control there. Hopefully the senate will follow the House’s lead on this ban of aid to Saudi Arabia also.

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What Media Bias?

The following 144 journalists made campaign contributions from 2004 through the first quarter of 2007, according to Federal Election Commission records studied by MSNBC.com.

Key: (D) contributed to Democrats or liberal causes, (R) to Republicans and conservative causes.

Television:

(D) ABC News, Mary Fulginiti, “Primetime” correspondent. Click for details.

(D) ABC affiliate in Boston, WCVB, Sangita Chandra, producer. Click for details.

(D) ABC affiliate in Wichita, KAKE, Susan Peters, anchor. Click for details.

(D) CBS News, Serena Altschul, correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning.” Click for details.

(D) CBS News, Edward H. Forgotson Jr., producer, “CBS Sunday Morning.” Click for details.

(D) CBS affiliate in Boston, WBZ, Liz Walker, newsmagazine host. Click for details.

(D) CBS affiliate in Los Angeles, KCBS, Claudia Bill, news writer. Click for details.

(D) CBS affiliate in Memphis, WREG, Markova Reed, anchors the morning and noon news. Click for details.

(D) CNN, Guy Raz, Jerusalem correspondent, now defense correspondent for National Public Radio. Click for details.

(R) CW affiliate in Chicago, WGN, Jay Congdon, news producer. Click for details.

(R) CW affiliate in Los Angeles, KTLA, Diana Chi, news writer. Click for details.

(R) Fox News Channel, Ann Stewart Banker, producer for Bill O’Reilly’s “The O’Reilly Factor.” Click for details.

(D) Fox News Channel, Codie Brooks, researcher for Brit Hume’s “Special Report.” Click for details.

(D) Fox affiliate in Omaha, KPTM, Calvert Collins, reporter. Click for details.

(D) Fox affiliate in Minneapolis, KMSP, Alix Kendall, morning anchor. Click for details.

(D) Fox affiliate in Washington, D.C., WTTG, Laura Evans, anchor. Click for details.

(R) MSNBC, Joe Scarborough, host of “Morning Joe” and “Scarborough Country.” Click for details.

(D) MTV News, Gideon Yago, “Choose or Lose” presidential correspondent. Click for details.

(D) NBC News, Victoria Corderi, “Dateline” correspondent. Click for details.

(R) PBS affiliate in New York, Thirteen/WNET, Rafael Roman, host, “New York Voices.” Click for details.

(D) Independent station KTVK, Phoenix, Steve Bodinet, reporter. Click for details.

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Online:

(D) MSNBC.com, Rachel Schwanewede, senior editor, TodayShow.com. Click for details.

(D) MSNBC.com, Joel Widzer, travel columnist. Click for details.

(D) Salon.com, Gary Kamiya, writer at large and former executive editor. Click for details.

(D) Salon.com, Katharine Mieszkowski, reporter. Click for details.

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Magazines:

(D) The Atlantic Monthly, Martha Spaulding, assistant managing editor. Click for details.

(D) Business Week, Prudence Crowther, chief copy editor. Click for details.

(D) The Economist, Andreas Kluth, technology correspondent. Click for details.

(D) The Economist, Joanne Ramos, financial writer. Click for details.

(R) Forbes, Jean A. Briggs, assistant managing editor. Click for details.

(R) Forbes, Robert Lenzner, national editor. Click for details.

(D) Forbes, Tatiana Serafin, senior reporter. Click for details.

(D) Inc., Jane Berentson, editor. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, David Denby, film critic. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, Henry Finder, editorial director and books editor. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, Tad Friend, Hollywood reporter. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, Ann Goldstein, head of copy department. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, John Lahr, theater critic. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, Janet Malcolm, writer. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, George Packer, war correspondent. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, Mark Singer, profile writer. Click for details.

(D) The New Yorker, Judith Thurman, writer. Click for details.

(D) Newsweek, Temma Ehrenfeld, associate editor. Click for details.

(D & R) Newsweek, Jane Bryant Quinn, personal finance columnist. Click for details.

(D) Newsweek, Anne Underwood, correspondent on health and medical stories. Click for details.

(D) Rolling Stone, Jason Fine, deputy managing editor. Click for details.

(D) Rolling Stone, David Swanson, assistant editor. Click for details.

(D) Rolling Stone, Jann Wenner, editor and publisher. Click for details.

(D) Time, Jim Frederick, senior editor. Click for details.

(D) U.S. News & World Report, Michael Freeman, researcher. Click for details.

(D) U.S. News & World Report, Amanda Spake, senior writer. Click for details.

(D) Vanity Fair, Elise O’Shaughnessy, contributing editor. Click for details.

(D) Vanity Fair, Michael Shnayerson, contributing editor. Click for details.

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Newspapers:

(in order by approximate circulation)

(D) McClatchy Newspapers, Beryl Adcock, news desk chief, Washington bureau. Click for details.

(D) The Wall Street Journal, Krishnan Amantharaman, managing editor of the classroom edition. Click for details.

(D) The Wall Street Journal, Henny Sender, senior special writer. Click for details.

(D) The Wall Street Journal, Eben Shapiro, editor of the Weekend Journal. Click for details.

(D) The New York Times, Randy Cohen, ethics columnist. Click for details.

(D) The New York Times, Christine Muhlke, deputy editor, style magazine. Click for details.

(D & R) The New York Times, Nancy Tilghman, freelance writer. Click for details.

(D) Los Angeles Times, Nick Cuccia, design editor. Click for details.

(D) Los Angeles Times, Manohla Dargis, film critic, now at The New York Times. Click for details.

(D) Los Angeles Times, Dan Neil, automobile critic. Click for details.

(R) Los Angeles Times, Charles Perry, food writer. Click for details.

(D) New York Daily News, Celia McGee, reporter, and freelancer for The New York Times. Click for details.

(D) New York Daily News, Matthew Roberts, photographer. Click for details.

(R) The Washington Post, Stephen Hunter, film critic. Click for details.

(D) The Chicago Tribune, Maureen Ryan, entertainment reporter. Click for details.

(D) The Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein, classical music critic. Click for details.

(D) San Francisco Chronicle, William Pates, letters editor for the editorial page. Click for details.

(D) Newsday, Long Island, Rita Hall, section designer/artist/writer. Click for details.

(D) The Boston Globe, Rebecca Ostriker, arts editor/writer. Click for details.

(D) The Boston Globe, Henry Riemer, sports statistician. Click for details.

(R) The Star-Ledger, Newark, Robin Gaby Fisher, feature writer. Click for details.

(D) Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Barbara Haugen, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Detroit Free Press, Susan Hall-Balduf, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Detroit Free Press, Joel Thurtell, reporter. Click for details.

(D) The Oregonian, Portland, Steve Amick, reporter. Click for details.

(R) The Miami Herald, Harry Broertjes, copy editor/page designer. Click for details.

(R) The San Diego Union-Tribune, Joe Cline, graphic artist. Click for details.

(D) The San Diego Union-Tribune, Penni Crabtree, business reporter. Click for details.

(D) The San Diego Union-Tribune, Bob Elledge, assistant news editor. Click for details.

(D) The San Diego Union-Tribune, Shaffer Grubb, graphic artist. Click for details.

(D) The San Diego Union-Tribune, Arline Smith, news production editor. Click for details.

(D) The San Diego Union-Tribune, Charlie Smith, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) The Sun, Baltimore, John Scholz, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) San Jose Mercury News, Rachel Wilner, sports editor. Click for details.

(D) Boston Herald, Chris Donnelly, news librarian. Click for details.

(D) South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Ethan Skolnick, sports columnist. Click for details.

(D) Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Randy Galloway, sports columnist. Click for details.

(D) Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Vincent Langford, sports copy editor. Click for details.

(D) The Hartford Courant, Nancy Gallinger, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) The Hartford Courant, Bill Lewis, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Richmond Times-Dispatch, Michael Hardy, state political reporter. Click for details.

(D) Richmond Times-Dispatch, Pam Mastropaolo, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Contra Costa Times, Calif., Robert Taylor, fine arts reporter. Click for details.

(D) The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Calif., Mark Benoit, wire editor. Click for details.

(D) The Palm Beach Post, Fla., George McEvoy, columnist. Click for details.

(R) The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Barbara Bradley, fashion editor. Click for details.

(D) The Des Moines Register, Stephen P. Dinnen, business reporter. Click for details.

(D) The Honolulu Advertiser, Chris Neil, wire editor. Click for details.

(D) The Blade, Toledo, James Bradley, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Lexington Herald-Leader, Brian Throckmorton, copy desk chief. Click for details.

(R) The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa., Beth Hudson, sports reporter. Click for details.

(D) The Daytona Beach, Fla., News-Journal, Marc Davidson, editor. Click for details.

(D) Albany, N.Y., Times Union, Greg Montgomery, graphic design editor. Click for details.

(R) The Washington Times, Gary Arnold, film critic. Click for details.

(D) San Gabriel Valley Newspapers, Calif., Eric Terrazas, sports editor. Click for details.

(R) The New York Sun, Liz Peek, financial columnist. Click for details.

(D) The Lincoln, Neb., Journal Star, Paul Fell, editorial cartoonist. Click for details.

(D) The Lincoln, Neb., Journal Star, Sylvia Hermanson, copy editor. Click for details.

(R) The Macon, Ga., Telegraph, Stephen “Keich” Whicker, local government reporter. Click for details.

(D) New Hampshire Union Leader, David Johnson, sports copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Corpus Christi, Texas, Caller-Times, Elvia Aguilar, business writer. Click for details.

(D) National Catholic Reporter, Margot Patterson, senior writer and arts/opinion editor. Click for details.

(D) York, Pa., Daily Record, Teresa Cook, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Muskegon, Mich., Chronicle, Terry Judd, reporter and chief of the Grand Haven bureau. Click for details.

(D) Fort Wayne, Ind., News-Sentinel, Fran Adler, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Fort Wayne, Ind., News-Sentinel, Faith Van Gilder, copy editor. Click for details.

(D) Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Times, Whit Griswold, copy editor. Click for details.

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Radio:

(D) Air America and CBS Radio, Betsy Rosenberg-Zimmerman, environment talk show host and environment reporter. Click for details.

(D) National Public Radio, Corey Flintoff, newscaster. Click for details.

(D) National Public Radio, Michelle Trudeau, correspondent. Click for details.

(D) NPR affiliate in Washington, WAMU, Susan Goodman, reporter. Click for details.

(D) WWJ News Radio, Detroit, Vickie B. Thomas, reporter. Click for details.

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Wire services:

(D) Bloomberg News, Katherine Burton, reporter. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, Robert Dieterich, energy editor. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, Joshua Fellman, reporter in Asia. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, Robert Houck, multimedia news editor. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, Milanee Kapadia, reporter. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, James Polson, reporter on energy and utilities. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, Carlos Torres, reporter in Washington. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, Robert Urban, real estate reporter. Click for details.

(D) Bloomberg News, John Wydra, radio newscaster. Click for details.

(D) Dow Jones Newswires, Samuel J. Favate Jr., editor. Click for details.

(D) Dow Jones Newswires, Billy Mallard, credit markets editor. Click for details.

(D) Reuters, Lisa von Ahn, news desk editor. Click for details.

(D) Reuters, Michael Erman, reporter. Click for details.

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Non-English-language news organizations:

(D) La Stampa, newspaper in Turin, Italy, Paolo Mastrolilli, New York correspondent. Click for details.

(D) New Delhi Television, Stephen Marks, reporter. Click for details.

(D) The Korea Daily News, Chang W. Kim, journalist. Click for details.

(D) Pakistan TV, Jack Khangura, reporter. Click for details.

(D) Oriental Daily, Chun Fai Cheng, reporter. Click for details.

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Need help filing for government financial aid? Illegal Alien, no problem!
Here is instructions, step by step to file for aid. Want in-state tuition fees? Just be sure you pick the right state!

This page contains information about financial aid and scholarships for undocumented students and illegal aliens. (The terms “undocumented student”,
“illegal alien”, and “illegal immigrant” are used interchangeably and intentionally in this page to enable this page to be found by students who are trying to find information about scholarships for undocumented students.)
Financial aid is generally not available for undocumented students and illegal aliens. The majority of all student aid, including Federal student aid, requires the recipient to be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) or an eligible non-citizen. There are, however, a few states that allow undocumented students to qualify for in-state tuition rates. There are also several private scholarships available to undocumented students.

In-State Tuition
There is a conflict between Federal and State law regarding the eligibility of undocumented students for in-state tuition rates. Federal law passed in 1996 prohibits illegal aliens from receiving in-state tuition rates at public institutions of higher education. Specifically, Section 505 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (Title 8, Chapter 14, Sec. 1623(a)) states: “an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a State (or a political subdivision) for any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such a benefit (in no less an amount, duration, and scope) without regard to whether the
citizen or national is such a resident.”
Several states — Texas, California, New York, Utah, Illinois, Washington, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas — have passed state laws providing in-state tuition benefits to illegal aliens who have attended high school in the state for three or more years. Similar legislation is pending in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland (legislation passed, but awaiting governor’s signature), Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. (Wisconsin also passed such a law, but the governor vetoed it.) Also, some schools in Georgia provide in-state tuition benefits to illegal aliens. The Texas law also allows illegal aliens to receive state
student financial aid.

But wait there’s more! Not only this site tells which illegals how to file for financial aid and which states give in-state tuition to illegals but tugs on the hearts of all those who are so compasionate for the children and family of those how violated our laws and security this republic.

The heart of the controversy concerning in-state tuition for illegal immigrants is a conflict between pragmatism, compassion and fairness. On the one hand, why should children of illegal immigrants be punished for violations of immigration law by their parents or for delays caused by INS bureaucracy? Denying illegal aliens in-state tuition rates denies most of them access to a higher education. Many of these students will eventually become legal residents. One can also argue that the cost of not helping these students pursue a higher education is greater than the cost of helping them.

Give me a friggin’ break!
Denying illegal aliens in-state tuition denies them higher education!?!
Really? AWWWW ssooo soowwwy! There are Americans in the same damn boat okay!
You know, here’s a thought; how many will get educated here in America, at taxpayers expense, and leave!?! How many will say, “hey thanks American suckers! See-ya!”
And so how does a student eagerly seeking higher education get around the FAFSA requirements? Here:

Federal Student Aid
If the student is a US Citizen but one or more parents are undocumented, the student is eligible for federal student aid. However, if the parents supply a fake or stolen social security number (SSN) on the form, the student’s FAFSA will be rejected when the parent’s social security number fails to match. The FAFSA may also be rejected when the parents submit a SSN or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) that is valid for work purposes only. If the parents do not have a social security number or the social security number fails the match, they should use 000-00-0000 as their social security number on the FAFSA form.

So folks, another round of applause please for sanctuary states and cities, oh… and sanctuary congress too!

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Soooo anyone care to argue media bias?

Here is a story about a recent Purdue Scientific study on the WTC collapse.

Computer simulation studies WTC collapse

INDIANAPOLIS — A computer simulation of the 2001 World Trade Center attacks supports a federal agency’s findings that the initial impact from the hijacked airplanes stripped away crucial fireproofing material and that the weakened towers collapsed under their own weight.

The two-year Purdue University study, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, was the first to use 3-D animation to provide visual context to the attacks, said Christoph Hoffmann, a professor of computer science and one of the lead researchers on the project.

“One thing it does point out… is the absolute essential nature of fireproofing steel structures,” Hoffmann told The Associated Press. “This is something that wasn’t done originally in the World Trade Center when it was built. It wasn’t code at that time.”

Mete Sozen, a professor of structural engineering and a lead investigator on the simulation, said Purdue researchers hope their work leads to better structural design and building codes to prevent similar collapses.

“In the unfortunate development that we shall have to design structures to survive such events, the methods we have developed and will be developing will be of great use to designers,” Sozen said.

The animation, intended in part to help engineers design safer buildings, begins with a map of lower Manhattan as it appeared on Sept. 11, 2001. The video then shows a plane slicing through several stories of the World Trade Center’s north tower and follows the disintegrating plane through the interior and out the opposite side.

The report concludes that the weight of the aircraft’s fuel, when ignited, produced “a flash flood of flaming liquid” that knocked out a number of structural columns within the building and removed the fireproofing insulation from other support structures, Hoffmann said.

The simulation also found that the airplane’s metal skin peeled away shortly after impact and shows how the titanium jet engine shafts flew through the building like bullets.

Ayhan Irfanoglu, a Purdue professor of civil engineering, said half of the building’s weight-bearing columns were concentrated at the cores of the towers.

“When that part is wiped out, the structure comes down,” Irfanoglu said. “We design structures with some extra capacity to cover some uncertainties, but we never anticipate such heavy demand coming from an aircraft impact. If the columns were distributed, maybe, the fire could not take them out so easily.”

A 2005 report following a three-year investigation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a federal engineering agency, recommended that cities raise fire standards for skyscrapers and develop new materials that can better protect tall buildings from fire. That analysis did not blame the collapse on the steel or design of the towers, but instead focused on the damage to the fireproofing.

Shyam Sunder, the lead NIST investigator, said he was aware of the Purdue study and called it and his own agency’s study “among probably the most prominent analyses that have been conducted in the United States.”

The animation is the latest project by the Purdue team to assess the structural damage from the Sept. 11 attacks. The team also studied the impact of the crash into the Pentagon.

Cool so USAtoday reported it.
Or did they?
I looked in the TECH SECTION of USAtoday and NOWHERE did I find this headline in there.

I even looked on CBS front page they did mention 9/11 but they did not mention this study.

Just for shits and giggles I even went to Americas most TRUST news source (LMFAO)

Very Very interesting I would say.
But here we go to Fox News and what do we have here?

Those crazy guys at fox reporting news!? Get outa town. LOL..

Another interesting thing to see is when you do a Google search for who has the story and how the headlines are spun you get some interesting headlines.

My favorites.

USA Today : Computer simulation studies WTC collapse
Fox News : Study Backs Up Feds’ Theory of Why World Trade Center Collapsed on Sept. 11
Newsday : WTC attack simulation supports feds’ findings
Guardian Unlimited : Simulation Finds 9/11 Fireproofing Key
Washington Post : Simulation Finds 9/11 Fireproofing Key

Hmmm.

Below is the video:

More on Purdue’s Scientific Model
That is what you call a TRUTH MOVEMENT!!!

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