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Will Georgia Be The Next Show Me Your Papers State?

Americard by Ian Geldar
In Georgia legislation has already passed the House which out-does Arizona for pure spite, and cracker meanness. GA's Brown Codes, as some are calling them, would...

  • codify the racist slur "illegal alien" into state law
  • make it a felony (1-5 years in prison) to look for a job with any false ID. Second offense 3 to 15 years.
  • make it a felony (3-15 years) if that ID was of an actual person, living or dead
  • make it a misdemeanor (up to 1 year in prison) to give an undocumented person a ride, a felony for more than 7.
  • obligate law enforcement officers, school principals, health care professionals and others to ascertain the citizenship of everybody they come into contact with
  • grant any yahoo with a computer and legal forms standing and free discovery to sue any state or local government official or unit of local government that fails to enforce the Brown Codes with exemplary rigor.
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Justice Dept.: All your data belongs to us

CNET: Justicce Department seeks mandatory data retention

Compare and contrast this with its attitude to mers and mortgages. Read below the fold...

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The filthy rich, the filthy stinky rich, and the pornoscanners

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I have been thinking about the airport porno scanners and class divisions. One of my ideas is that the interests of the filthy rich and the interests of the filthy stinking rich are in conflict.

The filthy stinking rich have their own planes, they don't go through security. The merely filthy rich, by contrast, ride first class and have to submit to this humiliating procedure. I am guessing they don't like it one little bit.

The filthy rich are a major stay of partisan fundraising. They have the power to sit down and write a check for $2,000 if they are so inclined. Now they are intensly practical people, how do you suppose they became filthy rich? They are not interested in pissing away money on emergent party dreams. Read below the fold...

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The Battle Begins

I suspect this is only among the first in a coming wave of lawsuits.

Citigroup Inc. and Ally Financial Inc. units were sued by homeowners in Kentucky for allegedly conspiring with Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. to falsely foreclose on loans.

The lawsuit, filed as a civil-racketeering class action on behalf of all Kentucky homeowners facing foreclosure, also names as a defendant Reston, Virginia-based MERS, the company that handles mortgage transfers among member banks. The suit claims that through MERS the banks are foreclosing on homes even when they don’t hold titles to the properties.

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I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free.

[Welcome, Crooks & Liars readers! --lambert]

When a US citizen crosses the border back into the United States, "2. (The Right To) Silence Is Golden.".

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The Hell With Hillary Clinton, Part the Second

*Absolutely not appropos to the related discussion, but do feel free to move it here!

No, Madam Secretary of State, increased criminal activity at our borders is not an "insurgency".

Let's look at Webster's, K?

INSURGENCY: 1: the quality or state of being insurgent; specifically : a condition of revolt against a government that is less than an organized revolution and that is not recognized as belligerency

Hmm, well, let's try Dictionary.com Read below the fold...

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Immigration deform

Please read Jeralyn, it is much worse than we thought. It is not just biometric cards, as bad as that is, they are planning to throw an high tech iron curtain across our southern border (to keep them out or us in?). There is more money for the war on some of the people who do drugs and a faith based preference for immigration applicants. Because we do not have enough preachers in this country. Read below the fold...

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Immigration deform

Immigration reform could lead to biometric Social Security card

Because she was born in Chicago, Karen Peisker never imagined her bosses at United Parcel Service would suddenly question her right to legally work in the country.

But last month, an electronic employee verification system flagged the truck driver for possible identity fraud because she had been using her married name, Rivera, on her driver's license since 2007. Though Peisker joined the company in 1985, it put her at risk of being fired until she proved she was who she said she was.

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Secure Communities Program

I just got this email from Empower DC. I was going to post this on my blog, and then it occurred to me that this has national significance:

FRIENDS OF JUSTICE IN DC:

Empower DC urges you to converge on the Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Room 500) TOMORROW - FRIDAY MARCH 19TH AT 10:45 AM in protest of a very misguided DEPORTATION PROGRAM that has been declared unjust by the American Civil Liberties Union. We can not let DC become more of an oppressive police state for our immigrant brothers and sisters!

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Fear is destroying the constitution

ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan

Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, to tie the card to the worker.

The ID card plan is one of several steps advocates of an immigration overhaul are taking to address concerns that have defeated similar bills in the past.

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