Immigration Talk with a Mexican American: Murder of Trayvon Martin similar to Murder of Luis Ramirez. DOJ should File same Federal Charges against Zimmerman!

Though Piekarsky and Donchak were found Not Guilty of murder charges by their local court, the DOJ filed Federal Charges and they were found Guilty of their crimes. Here are the charges by the Federal Court:

“Brandon Piekarsky and Derrick Donchak were convicted in federal court for the brutal beating and eventual death of Luis Ramirez, a resident of the Defendants’ town.  The Defendants were charged with criminal violation of the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3631, which penalizes actions taken against an individual on account of his race, color or national origin, and with the specific intent to intimidate the victim or others like him from exercising their right to housing free of discrimination.”

via Immigration Talk with a Mexican American: Murder of Trayvon Martin similar to Murder of Luis Ramirez. DOJ should File same Federal Charges against Zimmerman!.

Powdered Water Hydrates Drought-Stricken Farms | Green Prophet

“The incorporation of solid rain in the soil improves its structure and moisture holding capacity, this reduces leaching and improves water and nutrient availability to plants,” according to company literature.

“With the use of solid rain, the water requirements can be minimized due to the reduction of losses by percolation or evaporation,” they added.

“The interval between irrigations can be doubled, tripled or more. Additionally, the extra reserve of water in the soil prevents plants from water stress. This is especially important in areas or periods with low precipitation.”

via Powdered Water Hydrates Drought-Stricken Farms | Green Prophet.

Immigration Talk with a Mexican American: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman – A Dead Teenager and an Angry Adult: A picture is worth a Thousand Words!

For those that are defending George Zimmerman, the man who Killed a young teenager, Trayvon Martin, please look at the picture of the young, dead teenager. The prosecutor showed them to the jury on Friday. The media hasn’t shown them until now.

While the right wing media is attempting to portray young Trayvon as a black thug who attacked Zimmerman, the pictures tell what actually happened.

via Immigration Talk with a Mexican American: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman – A Dead Teenager and an Angry Adult: A picture is worth a Thousand Words!.

Saudi Arabia to restrict pilgrimage visas over coronavirus – Times LIVE

Saudi Arabia will not issue Haj visas this year for the Muslim elderly and people with chronic diseases in a bid to prevent the spread of the MERS coronavirus during the upcoming pilgrimage season, the Health Ministry said Saturday.

via Saudi Arabia to restrict pilgrimage visas over coronavirus – Times LIVE.

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts > Olde Thompson Inc. Issues a Voluntary Recall of Earth’s Pride Organics: Organic Oregano 2.2 Oz Glass Jars With Cork Closure Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

Us need food safety regulation? You betcha!

Olde Thompson Inc. Oxnard, CA in cooperation with the FDA is recalling Earth’s Pride Organics: Organic Oregano packaged in a 2.2 oz. glass jar with cork closure, Lot #: 060367, 060692, 061252 and 061864 due to possible contamination by Salmonella.  If you have the recalled product, please do not consume it. Please dispose of the recalled product and its container.

via Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts > Olde Thompson Inc. Issues a Voluntary Recall of Earth’s Pride Organics: Organic Oregano 2.2 Oz Glass Jars With Cork Closure Due to Possible Salmonella Risk.

Immigration Reform & The Latino Majority

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Post By Valentina Forte-Hernandez

   The attention that is being put towards immigration reform marks progress in the immigrant rights movement, but the bill that is currently being discussed in the senate is not ideal. While the bill would pave the way to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in this country, it would take 10 years for them to receive legal residency. It would take another 5 years for these immigrants to receive health care access, which means it would be 15 years until 11 million people would be able to access their basic human right to health care. Reading articles about the bill predicting that it is likely to pass is disheartening, but scrolling down and reading the comments people have written in response is straight up disturbing. There is clear opposition to the bill, however the opposition voiced through the comments comes from racist citizens of…

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Lib Dem MP attacks coalition’s plans for immigration reform | Politics | The Guardian

Tory and Liberal Racism Gets Called Out!

A former coalition minister has launched a wide-ranging attack on the government’s proposals to reform immigrants’ access to housing, healthcare and other essential services, condemning the plans as “unworkable, unjust, and nakedly political”.

In a candid interview with the Guardian Sarah Teather, Liberal Democrat MP for Brent Central and minister for children and families until last September’s reshuffle, revealed that an internal working group on immigration was initially named the Hostile Environment Working Group, because it was explicitly tasked with making Britain a hostile environment for unwanted immigrants.

via Lib Dem MP attacks coalition’s plans for immigration reform | Politics | The Guardian.

Free Syrian Army threatens blood feud after senior officer killed by jihadists | World news | The Guardian

The main homegrown group, Jabhat al-Nusra, has been undermined by a power struggle between its nominal leader, Abu Muhammad al-Golani, and the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has led the terror group in its revitalised insurgency against Iraq’s Shia-led government.

Baghdadi has attempted to combine his group with Jabhat al-Nusra but was rebuffed in May by Golani, who was reported to have instead pledged loyalty to the al-Qaida leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri. Since then, Jabhat al-Nusra’s ranks have split in the same way that the FSA has splintered in the past year.

While it remains a formidable fighting force, it cannot boast the same rigid control over its members and especially over foreign fighters who are increasingly creating their own leadership structures and setting their own rules.

“I’ve always said that this would become like Anbar,” where al-Qaida was driven out in 2006 after earning the ire of local hosts, said a rebel leader in Aleppo. “And I was right. This is now a land of warlords and clans, of foreigners with a perverse form of Islam that share neither our views or goals.

via Free Syrian Army threatens blood feud after senior officer killed by jihadists | World news | The Guardian.

Off the Charts Blog | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities | Round-Up: Everything You Need to Know About SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program.  In 2012, it helped almost 47 million low-income Americans to afford a nutritionally adequate diet in a typical month.  Nearly 72 percent of SNAP participants are in families with children; more than one-quarter of participants are in households with seniors or people with disabilities.

SNAP Is Effective and Efficient

January 29, 2013

In recent years SNAP has achieved impressive results in meeting the needs of low-income Americans while maintaining strong program integrity and payment accuracy.

SNAP has responded effectively to the recession.

The recent growth in SNAP spending is temporary.

SNAP reaches a high share of people who are eligible.

SNAP payment accuracy is at all-time highs.

via Off the Charts Blog | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities | Round-Up: Everything You Need to Know About SNAP.

New test of California same-sex marriages : SCOTUSblog

Arguing that the right of same-sex couples to get married in California actually exists now in no more than two of the state’s fifty-eight counties, the sponsors of the “Proposition 8″ ban on such unions returned to the California Supreme Court on Friday, seeking an order to block further marriage licenses for gays and lesbians.  The ballot measure’s advocates asked for immediate enforcement of the ban approved by California voters in 2008.

via New test of California same-sex marriages : SCOTUSblog.

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