Remember this classic photo? At first glace it's terrifying, but it's totally fake. That didn't stop MILLIONS of people from sending this out in mass e-mails shortly after 9/11. For more on this picture go to truthorfiction.com.
The 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks is coming up in a few weeks . . . and in tribute, a collection of 3,000 9/11-related videos from news stations all over the world has been archived online. Technically, a version of this library has been online for a while, but it's just been organized and re-launched.Â You can check it out BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK
Vice President Biden was caught napping or in deep thought while President Obama spoke to the nation yesterday about his plan to cut the deficit. And Biden apparently wasn't alone -- a woman seated directly behind the vice president also appeared to snooze or at least close her eyes.
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Officials at UCLA are outraged and embarrassed by a video posted by a busty blond student who goes on a racist rant about Asian students and their families.
In the video, which runs nearly three minutes, a student identified as Alexandra Wallace goes off on what she calls rude Asian studentsÂ who talk on their cell phones in the university's library.
Thanks to incredibly bad timing, the video surfaced on Friday, the day Japan was rocked by the earthquake and tsunami that has killed thousands and left thousands homeless.Â
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You will not see these heart-stopping photos on the front page of the NY Times, nor on the lead story of the major news networks. The protestors atÂ Montebello High School in Southern CaliforniaÂ took the American flag off the school's flag pole and hung it upside down while putting up the Mexican flag over it. Â (*See pictures below*)
This is an exerpt from an e-mail going around from a teacher in Ukiah, California:
This should makeÂ everyone think, be you Democrat, Republican or Independent.Â Â
"As you listen to the news about theÂ student protestsÂ over illegal immigration, there are some things that you should beÂ awareÂ of:
I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at a largeÂ southern California high schoolÂ which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower socioeconomicÂ and income levels
Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens ,Â Huntington ParkÂ , etc., where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools.Â
Title 1 schools are on theÂ free breakfast and free lunch program.Â When I say free breakfast, I'm not talking a glass of milk and roll -- but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make a Marriott proud. TheÂ wasteÂ of this food isÂ monumental, with trays and trays of it beingÂ dumped in the trash uneaten.
I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately overweight. About 75% or moreÂ DOÂ haveÂ cell phones.Â The school also providesÂ day care centersÂ for theÂ unwed teenage pregnant girlsÂ (some as young as 13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or having family watch their kids.
I was ordered to spendÂ $700,000Â on my department orÂ risk losing
fundingÂ for the upcoming year even though there wasÂ little need for anything; my budget was already substantial. I ended up buying new computers for the computer learning center, half of which, one month later, have been carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have aÂ free education in AmericaÂ ..Â
I have had to intervene several times for young andÂ substitute teachersÂ whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students, here in the country less then 3 months, who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling them "Putas"(whores)Â and throwing things,Â that the teachers were in tears.Â
Free medical, free education, free food, free day care etc., etc, etc. Â Is it any wonder they feel entitled to not only be in this country but to demand rights, privileges and entitlements?
To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society because they LIKE their gardener and housekeeper and they like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the TRUE costs.Â
Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher medical costs, more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases.Â For me, I'll pay more for tomatoes.Â
Americans,Â We need to wake up.
It does, however, have everything to do with culture: It involves an American third-world culture that does notÂ value education, that accepts children getting pregnant andÂ dropping out of schoolÂ by 15 and that refuses to assimilate, and anÂ American cultureÂ that has becomeÂ soÂ weakÂ and worried aboutÂ âpolitical correctness"Â Â that we don't have the will to do anything about it.Â
If this makes yourÂ blood boil, as it did mine, forward this to everyone you know.Â
CHEAP LABOR? Isn't that what the whole immigration issue is about?
Business doesn't want to pay a decent wage.Â
Consumers don't want expensive produce.Â
Government will tell you Americans don't want the jobs.
But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase "cheap labor" isÂ aÂ myth, aÂ farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as "cheapÂ labor."Â
Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children. He takes a job for $5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents,Â he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if heÂ files anÂ Income Tax Return, he gets an "earned income credit" of up to $3,200 free.Â
He qualifies forÂ Section 8 housingÂ andÂ subsidized rent.
He qualifies forÂ food stamps.
He qualifies forÂ free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care.
HisÂ children get free breakfasts andÂ lunchesÂ at school.Â
HeÂ requires bilingual teachers and books.
HeÂ qualifies for relief from high energy bills.
IfÂ they are, or become, aged, blind orÂ disabled, theyÂ qualify for SSI. Â IfÂ qualified for SSI they can qualify forÂ Medicare. Â Â All of this is atÂ (OUR) taxpayer's expense.Â
He doesn't worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance.
Taxpayers provideÂ SpanishÂ language signs, bulletins and printed material.
He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/hour inÂ benefits.Â
Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6..00/hour left after paying their bills AND his.Â
Cheap labor? YEAH RIGHT!