Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Free stuff for illegals-Fact or Fiction? Save more at the pump
Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin
A digest of urban survival resources
In This Issue:
1. Free stuff for illegals fact or fiction?
2. Save Money at the pump, discount pet goods
3. Free ID Theft Services
4. Being frugal tips
5. Pension fund grab – the parting thought
"The fatal attraction of government is that it allows busybodies to impose
decisions on others without paying any price themselves. That enables them to act as if there were no price, even when there are ruinous prices -- paid by others."
-- Thomas Sowell
Free Stuff for Illegals - Fact or Fiction?
There is an email circulating the web indicating that students who are here illegally can get free housing, free PELL grants, gas cards and more while attending college. Hate to burst that balloon, but that information is false - but…
Access to welfare has been a principle of American domestic policy since colonial times. The federal law, established in 1882 and strengthened in the early twentieth century, was that immigration officials should refuse entry to any non-citizen who appeared likely to become a "public charge" and should deport those who did, although actual deportations of public charges have been rare.
Federal law does allow for dozens of benefits to those who are in America under a variety of programs but not ‘legal’ citizens. Being a refugee, temporary Visa status, asylum status, being a ’battered’ refugee and more are just some of conditions for getting free government benefits.
Since America is one of the few countries that grants automatic citizenship to children born here to illegals, this is the process most often used to get federal and state benefits such as ADC, WICK, housing subsidies, free schooling, free medical care and more. According to the Census Bureau, Hispanics reproduce at a rate three times higher than whites and account for a large percentage of welfare benefits.
In 1994, 58% of California voters approved a ballot proposition to ban welfare for illegal immigrants.
A Federal judge overturned this state law on 14th Amendment grounds by stating that it denied illegal immigrants the "equal protection" of the law. In 1994, California had an estimated 1.3 million illegal immigrants, which included approximately 308,000 illegal immigrant children.
One result was that more than 70 California hospitals closed during a 10-year time span as they could no longer afford to give away free health care.
It’s wrong to call people illegal aliens. The correct term is “Unregistered Democrats.”
As we’ve written before, Mexico is happy to have their citizens come to America as it relieves their country of the expense of caring for indigent citizens. At one time, the largest American export to Mexico were US dollars, sent home by immigrants working here illegally. Just before we moved out of AZ, the Arizona Republic carried a story of how the economic hardships hit illegals too…”Maria was unhappy because Juan could no longer send money home to finish the remodeling of our upstairs.”
Latino gangs have spread throughout the country and essentially rule many parts of LA. While living in AZ there was in increase in crime including cop killing, smuggling of guns, drugs and human traffickers. Few in AZ would argue that illegals have caused a growth in violent crime and few would deny the right for people to enter this country legally.
Most taxpayers are tired of paying for the health care and education of illegitimate children born to non-citizens. During an interview with one young mother of two out-of-wedlock children on welfare, she was asked why she didn’t use birth control. “Oh the Pope tells us not to use birth control.” Well, doesn’t the Pope also tell you not to have sex outside of marriage?
Quick Toothpaste Substitute
When you run out of your regular toothpaste, make a paste with baking soda and water—use about 1 teaspoon of baking soda and ¼ teaspoon of water.
Brush extra gently at the gum line because the baking soda can be irritating.
Poor Man’s ‘Betty Shocker’ Compendium of Useful Stuff
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Credit or Debit?
When you have a Visa or Mastercard debit card you normally have a choice to use it as a debit or credit card. If you are at a grocery store and the screen asks for your PIN or security code, for example, hit "cancel" and it should go to the credit screen, which just requires your signature. In this way the charge is run through the Visa or Mastercard network and you have protection if you want to dispute a charge - which you normally do not have with a bank account debit. The money still comes from your checking or savings account.
Save money at the pump.
Rich Doble, founder of Savvy-Discounts.com and coauthor of Cheaper: Insiders’ Tips for Saving on Everything
Replace your air filter regularly. A clogged air filter can reduce fuel efficiency by up to 10%. Filters typically last about 12 months or 12,000 miles, but inspect yours every three months. If you see significant amounts of grime on the filter, replace it. Check your air filter every one to two months if you do a lot of driving on dirt roads. Replacing an air filter is a simple job -- the vehicle’s owner’s manual explains how. Replacement air filters typically cost less than $15.
Check your tire pressure at least once every three months. Keeping tires inflated to the recommended pressure could improve your fuel efficiency by 10%. It also could extend the life of your tires and reduce the odds of a dangerous blowout. The proper tire pressure should be listed in the owner’s manual, inside the driver’s door of the vehicle or inside the glove compartment on a sticker.
Use cruise control when driving on open roads. Cruise control keeps the vehicle’s speed much steadier than you could on your own. Even slight surges in speed result in noticeably lower fuel efficiency.
Exception: Turn off the cruise control when driving on mountainous terrain. Trying to hold to a specific speed on steep inclines and declines tends to use more gas, not less.
Free ID Theft Services Introduced
Two new services to help protect and warn you about ID theft have just been introduced. Some individual elements of these services may be valuable, while others are worth what you are paying -- nothing. The first is AllClear ID Free. It keeps checking the Internet and reports of breaches to see if your information is found. It also helps if you are a victim of ID theft. ID Safe also does some online scanning, covers you for $50,000 of out of pocket costs, and gives you a free credit score monthly.
Daily Deals on Pet Products
Each day this site features a pet toy, blanket, treat or other goodie for your pet at 50 to 90 percent off its original price and free shipping - each deal lasts 24-hours.
Your meds can harm your pets. Keep all medications out of handbags and low shelves.
Consumers Can Use Unredeemed Gift Cards to Pay Bills
Plastic Jungle partnered with ChargeSmart, an online consumer
bill payment portal, to enable customers to use unredeemed gift
cards to make payments on utility, car and mortgage bills.
No fuss seed planting. Dampen a length of string and dunk it into your pack of seeds. Then stretch the string out in your garden and cover with dirt. Provides an easy straight row!
Being frugal helps you to cut costs and stay away from debt
Being frugal helps you to cut down on your expenditures, save money and also stay away from debt. Being frugal doesn't necessarily mean you will have to become cheap or a miser. There are various things through which you can become frugal and can still maintain the things that you want to use. Frugality involves cutting down on the costs of your living and so you are able to stay away from falling knee-deep into debts. This is a time of hard economic crisis. The country has still not been able to totally come out of the economic depression of the recession (2007-2009).
How can you be frugal?
Some of the interesting ways in which you can practice frugal living are:
1. Rent rather than buy – It is better to rent rather than buying a house. If you need a new accommodation consider renting good place rather than owning that home. Owning a home costs you a lot as it includes various costs starting from financing it, insuring the house, costs of repairing and maintaining the house as and when needed. All these costs are not involved with renting. So, this helps you to save lots of money.
2. Buy second hand car or small car – You can also buy a second hand car or a small car or may be a low profile car instead of the high profile ones or rather a new car. The second hand cars cost you less. On the other hand, if you buy a small car or a low profile car, you won't be compromising on the quality of the car and the advantage is that you will have to pay smaller premiums against the insurance for your car. However, while buying a second hand car, try to be careful about the condition of the car as it can cost you lots if you need to repair it.
3. Give up on branded items – You can also be frugal if you give up on branded items in respect to clothes, perfumes, furnishings and even food. Local brands do not merely produce bad products. So, while you go for grocery shopping, try to find out items that are from local brands. These cost you much less. Similarly, while going to shop for clothes, for example jeans, try out some simple lesser known brands.
4. Use discount coupons – You can also be frugal through the usage of discount coupons. These help you to save lots of dollars without compromising on the quality or the quality of the product. You will be able to get these coupons from different magazines that you read and the newspapers. You can also get such coupons from different stores too and through little on-line research.
5. Make careful use of electricity – Use electricity carefully so that you don't burn extra electricity. For example, remember to switch off the lights and the air cooler while leaving the room or your home for work. In addition, you can also put off the air conditioner after some time. And can also use a power saving strip that saves power by outing off electric appliances while not in use.
6. Cook food at home rather than eating out – You can also save money if you give up on eating out regularly. It is better to eat at home and this also helps you to maintain good health as foods cooked at home are healthier.
Another very important thing to be included in frugal living is stockpiling. Stockpiling is buying those items in stocks that you need the most. If you buy items in stocks, you may even get added discounts. In addition, you will also be able to save on gas as you won't need to drive all over again in order to shop on the necessary items every two weeks. For more you may Visit : http://www.debtconsolidationcare.com
Put a large plastic bag in a big (5-gallon) plastic bucket. Then fill the bag (and the bucket) with your tools, gloves, bulbs, seeds, bottle of drinking water and cell phone, and take the bucket to the garden.
Once you’ve reached the patch of garden you plan on tending, empty the contents of the plastic bag onto the ground. Then turn the bucket over, have a seat and get to work.
The Nanny State Updates
Due to a variety of factors, police violence is increasingly common. Of course violence is part of the job at times, but I am referring to what in my mind amounts to police brutality and police misconduct in general. More specifically, the problem is the excessive use of force in making arrests and pursuing cases that involve minor crimes.
In reason magazine Radley Balko writes about the increasing police violence and rights-violations by officers and organizations around the country, and he never runs out of true stories to make his point. For example, in 2008 a SWAT team from the Prince Georges County, Maryland police raided the home of Cheye Calvo, mayor of Berwyn Heights, Maryland. A package of marijuana had been sent to that his address without his knowledge, one of several sent to random addresses and expected to be intercepted before delivery by a conspirator in the delivery service. Instead it was discovered by police who allowed the delivery and then broke down Calvo's door and shot his two Labrador retrievers before holding him and his mother-in-law at gunpoint for hours.
Police eventually realized Calvo was innocent, but say to this day that if they had to do it over again they would do it the same way. This is despite the fact that...
Will YOU be labeled an "enemy combatant"?
Don't laugh. Janet Napolitano and her security council have classified what many would call "core" Americans as potential terrorists.
>Do you believe in a right to life? Then you're suspect...
>Are you an American soldier returning from war? Oh gosh, we better get surveillance on you...
>Do you sport a Ron Paul bumper sticker on your car? Maybe you should be detained...
>Do you believe in the Constitution and have a copy of it? Well, you're the biggest threat of all...
Senate Bill 3081 from the 111th Congress would allow the U.S. military to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens that were considered a terrorist threat, "without being charged with a crime, without being read a Miranda warning, without trial, without access to their 5th and 6th Amendment rights and without their rights under Article 3 Section 3 of the Constitution based on suspected activity." (RedState.com)
Thanks to Solutions from Science!
Everything is free in America…free health care, food, schools, housing and more!
A substantial percentage of young illegal immigrants end up in gangs. U.S. authorities say that there are now over 1 million members of criminal gangs operating inside the United States. According to federal statistics, these 1 million gang members are responsible for up to 80% of the violent crimes committed in the U.S. each year. Latino gangs made up primarily of illegal aliens are responsible for much of this violence.
On the issue of the whether to raise the debt ceiling—allowing the government to borrow and spend even more money—President Barack Obama has resorted to dire predictions about what could happen if Congress does not take action. The Hill reports:
If investors around the world thought that the full faith and credit of the United States was not being backed up, if they thought that we might renege on our IOUs, it could unravel the entire financial system," Obama said at a town hall meeting hosted by CBS last week but released Sunday.
"We could have a worse recession than we already had, a worse financial crisis than we already had."
Governments are bureaucracies too, of course, whose core mission is to control and regulate – not liberate – the population. Enhancing individuality runs counter to “governing.”
Far from encouraging and nourishing entrepreneurship, our system, with all-too-rare exceptions, pathologizes it, drugs it, “disciplines” it, suffocates it in the cradle.
Put your mechanic behind the wheel when your auto develops problems-he's more likely to figure out what's wrong this way vs. on the lift!
The Parting thought - Pension fund grab
- the Poor Man has warned of this months ago…only a matter of time before they target your pensions and retirement accounts too!
The Obama administration will begin to tap federal retiree programs to help fund operations after the government loses its ability Monday to borrow more money from the public, adding urgency to efforts in Washington to fashion a compromise over the debt.
The maneuver buys Geithner only a few months of time. If Congress does not vote to raise the debt limit by Aug. 2, Geithner says the government is likely to default on some of its obligations, which he says would cause enormous economic harm and the suspension of government services including the mailing of Social Security checks.
But if you think the dollar is the only paper currency in the world losing its purchasing power, think again. VIRTUALLY EVERY CURRENCY ALIVE TODAY HAS BEEN LOSING PURCHASING POWER FOR DECADES.
Yours for disgusted in America, the Poor Man - Thanks for being a fanatical follower!
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