Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Views of the News

Los Angeles County has become the latest government body to boycott the state of Arizona over its new illegal immigration law, The AP reported. On Tuesday night, the county's board of supervisors voted 3-2 to ban new contracts with Arizona-based companies and review those that could be canceled. The Los Angeles Unified School District also voted last night to condemn the law and explore ways of curtailing district-sponsored employee travel and economic support of Arizona and companies based there. U.S. Justice Department officials have drafted a legal challenge asserting that Arizona's law is unconstitutional because it intrudes on the federal government's authority to guard the nation's borders.

Once again we are presented with the mob mentality. Boycotts will not hurt Arizona. A waste of time. ...But it makes them feel good and after all, feeling good is what it is all about, Right?

As the national debate over immigration rages, armed drug smugglers from the Mexican side of a popular fishing lake in Zapata, Texas, have targeted Texan fishermen, demanding drugs and, if that fails, money. The Texas Department of Safety has warned Texas fishermen to stay on the U.S. side of Falcon Lake, the Washington Post's William Booth reports, igniting fears that drug violence could spill over the border and into the United States.

What? That can't be happening. Janet Napolitano is on top of the whole thing.

After telling Jan Brewer the Governor of Arizona he couldn't meet with her because he was just too busy, the realization of just how rediculous that statement was finally dawned on the man-made-god, who has graciously deemed to meet with Governor Brewer.

President Barack Obama will meet with Arizona's governor on Thursday, a White House aide confirmed amid mounting ire over the state's immigration law that critics say encourages ethnic profiling.

"This administration has dedicated unprecedented resources over the past 16 months to fulfill the federal government's responsibility to secure the southwest border," the White House official said in confirming the talks between Obama and Governor Jan Brewer.

SEOUL, South Korea—The top U.S. diplomat said Friday that North Korea should face international consequences over the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship, while the South said the U.N. would investigate whether the attack violated the Korean War truce.

Investigate whether the attack violated the Korean War Truce? Yes it did.

GENEVA Israel came under renewed pressure at an urgent session of the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday, as countries lined up to condemn its interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla and urge an impartial probe.

"This is a direct challenge to the will of the international community and the UN charter," an Iraqi envoy told the council on the second day of the special session called to debate Israel's deadly raid on the aid ships.

"We call for an investigation under the auspices of the UN," he added.

Which country will be condemned Israel of North Korea?

More UNsense

Governments must come clean on their methods for killing suspected terrorists and insurgents — especially when using unmanned drones — because they may be committing war crimes, a U.N. human rights expert said Wednesday.

Bullets are unmanned.


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