Two polls show majority support for pathway to citizenship — and tougher border security

Tito Vilanova Pens Letter to Barca Fans as Messi, Mourinho, Iniesta Add Support

There are no comments yet. Get the conversation started by leaving the first comment

Of course, the cost is high, but border security is one of the actual and explicit duties of the federal government. To put that cost in perspective, $46 billion comes to slightly over half of the sequester each year, and about 4.9% of this years estimated deficit. The cost gets spread out over several years, too, which that question doesnt bother to explain. Still, the numbers for each of the components are compelling. The pathway to citizenship has a 14-point gap at 55/41, with independent voters supporting it identically. Even 38% of Republicans support that component of the reform. Border security gets 2:1 support at 64/32, and a majority at 53/45 when costs are specified. Democrats support border security 56/40 without the costs, but fall to 43/53 with them; all other demos hold their support either way. The NJ/UT poll shows stronger support for a tougher border-security provision, but overall support for passing the Senate bill in the House: A strong majority of Americans, 59 percent, said they would like to see the House either pass the Senates immigration bill as is or pass a version with even tougher border-control measures, according to the latest United Technologies/National JournalCongressional Connection Poll . In contrast, only one in five voters said they prefer that the House pass no immigration legislation at all, and only 13 percent said they want the House to strip the path to citizenship from the Senates bill. In the survey, respondents were given four options for how the House should proceed on immigration. The two most popular answers were to pass the Senate bill with tougher border-enforcement provisions (30 percent) and to pass the Senate measure as is (29 percent). The trouble for Republicans is that passing immigration legislation without a path to citizenship was respondents least popular option across all age groups and income levels, among both men and women, in cities, suburbs, and rural areas.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://hotair.com/archives/2013/07/18/two-polls-show-majority-support-for-pathway-to-citizenship-and-border-security/

This act authorizes the use of force, including deadly force, against an intruder or attacker in a dwelling, residence, or vehicle under specified circumstances. It further creates a presumption that a reasonable fear of death or great bodily harm exists under these specific circumstances, and declares that a person has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force If you click the link and look at the top of the page you will see the ALEC logo. If you look at the bottom of the document you will see: Adopted by ALEC’s Civil Justice Task Force at the Annual Meeting, August 4, 2005. Approved by the ALEC Board of Directors September, 2005 Distributed to ALEC legislators – and then implemented in 22 states , even though those states already had decent castle doctrine laws already on their books All for ALEC. Cause ALEC told them to. And yet today you have this: When asked Monday about ALEC’s current position, Bill Meierling, senior director of public affairs at the organization, emailed us this response: ” The American Legislative Exchange Council does not support Stand Your Ground policies. The Council focuses solely on pro-growth, economic issues to increase opportunity for all Americans.” Now ask yourself this: If you were an ALEC legislator who knows that introducing ALEC legislation helps you get scholarships to ALEC meetings and you had taken this legislation, given to you by ALEC, back to your state and implemented it from the copy that ALEC gave you: declares that a person has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force You did exactly what ALEC had told you to do maybe changing a few words here and there so it didnt look exactly like the ALEC Castle Doctrine PC Tune Up $49 on ALECExposed . But, you did what you were told.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/16/1224137/-Now-ALEC-Doesn-t-Support-It-s-Own-Legislation

Now, ALEC Doesn’t Support It’s Own Legislation.

However, the cancer has returned, and Vilanova told the Barcelona supporters that he cannot give his all to the role while he continues tobattle the illness. The treatments that I am going to have to undergo from now on does not make it recommendable, in the doctors opinion, for me to dedicate one hundred percent of my effort to being the first team manager of a team as demanding as FC Barcelona , but I shall be staying close by and will be continuing to work for the club that I love so much in other jobs in the sports area. Vilanova began his footballing career through the famous La Masia academy at Barcelona, but unlike his friend Guardiola, he could not break into the senior team. He moved on to UE Figueres in 1990 before returning to the Spanish top flight with Celta da Vigo in 1992, where he spent three seasons. Vilanova became the first player to score against a team managed by Jose Mourinho, when he found the net for Lleida in a Copa Catalunya tie where the Chelsea boss had stood in for Barcelona coach Louis Van Gaal for the tournament. He began his managerial career with FC Palafrugell in 2003 and linked up with Guardiola as his assistant for Barcelona B.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1711186-tito-vilanova-pens-letter-to-barca-fans-as-messi-mourinho-iniesta-add-support

FHA Loan Streamline Refinance Program Is Helping USA Homeowners to Refinance Mortgage with Lower Mortgage Payments

Fixed, VA and FHA Mortgage Rates: US Bank and Quicken Loans Mortgage Rates Roundup for July 15

Fixed, VA and FHA Mortgage Rates: US Bank and Quicken Loans Mortgage Rates Roundup for July 15

It is the simplest and the fastest way for homeowners, with FHA guaranteed mortgage, to refinance their current mortgages. Usually, it is highly impossible for the homeowners to refinance due to declined worth of their homes and lower appraisals. However, the most prominent feature about the FHA Streamline Refinance program is that it doesnt need a home appraisal. Instead, the Federal Housing Administration would allow the homeowners to use their original purchase price of the home as the current value of their home regardless of the current worth of their homes.
Full original article: FHA Loan Streamline Refinance Program Is Helping USA Homeowners to Refinance Mortgage with Lower Mortgage Payments

New Mortgage Insurance Programs Being Used as Alternative to FHA Mortgage Insurance

With mortgage insurance premiums increasing and now permanent, many Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) companies are responding by loosening their qualifying guidelines. “Private mortgage insurance offers many more options than what we are discussing here. In general, these rates are slightly to significantly lower than Government insured financing,” says Scott Schang As home values rise in a real estate market that has stripped so many California homeowners of their equity, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for those who have up to this point very few options, if any, for taking advantage of historically low mortgage interest rates. With as little as 3% equity, homeowners have options available to refinance using a conventional home mortgage loan with private mortgage insurance. With so many families waiting for their homes to recover some value, the 3% mark means hope for many of them.
Full original article: New Mortgage Insurance Programs Being Used as Alternative to FHA Mortgage Insurance

Mortgage shoppers who need more flexibility in terms of interest rates may want to use the adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) options from Quicken Loans. According to the latest mortgage rate information, the lender offers the 7/1 ARM home refinance loan at 3.25%, which comes with an APR variable of 3.355%. U.S. Bank (NYSE:USB) is a major mortgage lender, which advertises home purchase and refinance mortgage packages for interested customers. Among the popular fixed loans, we can mention the long-term 30-year FRM, which presently has an opening rate of 4.625% at this lender and carries an APR of 4.690%.
Full original article: Fixed, VA and FHA Mortgage Rates: US Bank and Quicken Loans Mortgage Rates Roundup for July 15

US Landscaping Products Market Demand Worth $6.5B by 2017

Zimbabwe media landscape to open up?

An apartment block with satellite dishes in Harare, Zimbabwe

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130716/MN47871) Hardscape products to benefit from outdoor living Landscaping products encompass decorative products, hardscaping products, outdoor structures, and other goods used to improve the appearance or function of an outdoor space. One key growth factor for these products is ongoing interest in developing outdoor living spaces, providing additional living space for relaxation and entertaining. The decorative products segment, which was the largest in 2012, comprises products (e.g., water features, lighting, pottery, and statuary) that are important to this trend. Hardscape products, which are projected to achieve the fastest growth through 2017, can be used to create the patios, walkways, edging, and walls that form the basis of outdoor rooms. Other products, such as outdoor heating elements, will also exhibit strong gains.
Full text of this article: #anchor

1st TV will be beamed into Zimbabwe from abroad by satellite – and is hoping to reach “3 million viewers plus”, or roughly a quarter of the population. The source of the station’s funding is, for now, a secret. Start Quote We will be approaching Zanu-PF to ask them to participate in our editorial programmes and for advertising End Quote Andrew Chadwick Executive producer for 1st TV “The majority of our investors are private,” said executive producer Andrew Chadwick, a former communications director for Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. “We’ve also received support from groups supporting human rights, freedom and democracy. “But none of them want to be named because of the vindictive nature of some of the authorities within Zimbabwe.” Mr Chadwick insisted that 1st TV was not looking to swing the election towards Mr Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change party. “That’s not our job.
Full text of this article: Zimbabwe media landscape to open up?

The Benefits of Working With a Landscape Designer

What is a Landscape Designer - Landscaping

Design Appropriateness. Make sure your designer understands your gardening skill level and desired amount of maintenance. The last thing you need is pruning you cant handle or care you dont have time for. 2. Fees.Make sure you understand the designers fee, whether it’s a package or by the hour. If its the latter, be sure to get an estimate of how much time it will take to complete the design. 3.
Full text of this article: <a dirt yards houston texas href=’http://homes.yahoo.com/news/benefits-working-landscape-designer-174629854.html&#8217; rel=’nofollow’>The Benefits of Working With a Landscape Designer