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I read a sad little story today about a former Homeless Shelter Case Worker who is going through some hard times. Seems that after 99 weeks of Unemployment Bennies – she still cannot find a job even with 17 years experience. And she has to pay for COBRA to the tune of $650 per month. And she is having to dip into her 401K next month if something miraculous does not happen.

At first one would be compassionate and think “Oh. How sad and her Mommy is in the story as well!”. But on reflection and further perusal of the “iReport”, the compassion seems to bleed from my brain.

This particular case is indicative of the mindset of some American Citizens. On reading the article we see that she is paying $300 per month for storage for the furniture that cannot fit in her new apartment:

And then there’s the storage fee of $300 she pays for all her excess furniture from her old apartment.

Word of advice: Sell it. If it is excess, you don’t need it. More

Arizona legal defense fund

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is taking a novel approach to defending the state’s controversial new immigration law: She’s set up a website to solicit donations for a legal defense fund.

The site, www.keepazsafe.com, asks supporters of the law to contribute to its defense. Brewer, a Republican, created a separate fund in May to pay for outside legal counsel for the law, which has already been challenged by opponents.

“It’s amazing to see just how many folks across the country are supportive,” Brewer said in a statement. “The pouring in of hundreds of unsolicited donations since the end of April, speaks volumes about how important securing our border is to citizens across America.”

The law, enacted in April, requires a police officer to determine a person’s immigration status if they are stopped, detained or arrested and there is “reasonable suspicion” they are in the country illegally. Opponents have argued that the law could lead to profiling.

One question the website doesn’t answer: Whether a donation to the defense fund can be written off for tax purposes. “The State of Arizona provides no opinion as to whether donations to the Border Security and Immigration Legal Defense fund are deductible for federal income tax purposes,” the site reads. “A donor may wish to consult a tax professional for advice.”

(Posted by John Fritze)

Not 1 More Acre! Colorado fights back against Army invasion

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Not 1 More Acre!
PO Box 773
Trinidad, Colorado  810802news@not1moreacre.net

 
Our three separate and equal branches of government – legislative, executive and judicial —  absolutely oppose any aspect of expansion at Piñon Canyon.   
 
“If there is one basic element in our Constitution, it is civilian control of the
military.”         
                                                                                              President Harry Truman 

He wrote, “a belief that it is OK to condescend to civilians is breeding a ‘culture of contempt’ for those not in uniform. It has really become a pandemic in the Army.”
                                                                                              COL Andrew Bacevich (RET)

Fort Carson, critics fight over heavier Pinon use

The Pueblo Chieftain
Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010

By PETER ROPER | proper@chieftain.com

   Fort Carson will be sending two battalions of the 4th Infantry Division to the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site in August for several weeks of training – signaling an Army effort to increase its use of the 238,000-acre training ground, even as critics argue that effort defies a U.S. federal court ruling last year. More

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