Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Monday 6 December 2010 3:38 am John Dunne Fed could buy up more government bonds admits Bernanke Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofA Once in 17 Years Cicada Event in Princeton, New JerseyFamily Proof Share The Federal Reserve could end up buying more than the $600bn in US government bonds it has committed to purchase if the economy fails to respond or unemployment stays too high, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said.The Fed will regularly review the policy and could adjust the amount of buying up or down depending on the economy’s path, he added.In a rare televised interview, Bernanke told the CBS program “60 Minutes” the Fed’s actions are aimed at supporting what is still a fragile economic recovery, dismissing critics who argue the policy will lead to future inflation.“This fear of inflation I think is way overstated,” Bernanke said in the interview aired on Sunday.“What we’re doing is lowering interest rates by buying Treasury securities,” he said. “And by lowering interest rates, we hope to stimulate the economy to grow faster. The trick is to find the appropriate moment when to begin to unwind this policy. And that’s what we’re going to do.”Bernanke said it would take four to five years for the country’s unemployment rate, which rose to 9.8 per cent in November, to come down to what he called more “normal” levels of around five per cent to six per cent.Asked if the central bank could go beyond the $600bn of bond buys announced at its November meeting, Bernanke said: “Oh, it’s certainly possible. It depends on the efficacy of the program. It depends, on inflation. And finally it depends on how the economy looks,” he said.But he also did not rule out stopping short of the total.“We’re gonna be regularly reviewing this,” Bernanke said. “This is not something that we’ve set into automatic motion going forward. We want to continue to think about it. Whether it needs to be changed. Whether it needs to be increased or decreased or modified.” whatsapp Tags: NULL
Houses “COPY” Residence in Hozumidai / Matsunami MitsutomoSave this projectSaveResidence in Hozumidai / Matsunami Mitsutomo Japan Residence in Hozumidai / Matsunami Mitsutomo 2007 Save this picture!+ 6 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/64612/residence-in-hozumidai-mitsutomo-matsunami Clipboard Text description provided by the architects. This is a mass-produced type ready-built house often developed on a large scale, and as such, has the advantage of producing entire housing of rows.In many cases, as the appearance is coordinated at the designation of the owner, rows of houses that do not necessity match esthetically are created. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelIn order to overcome this 4 units are created together at Hozumidai to appear as one building by design, carrying out a strong message to the town. Price competitiveness was maintained by cost effective production of the facade design.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessGoogle Earth Pro 5.2ArticlesAPAP Open School / LOT-EKArticles Share CopyHouses•Ibaraki-shi, Japan Architects: Matsunami Mitsutomo Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMatsunami MitsutomoOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingWoodIbaraki-shiJapanPublished on June 16, 2010Cite: “Residence in Hozumidai / Matsunami Mitsutomo” 16 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
photographs: Jeroen MuschPhotographs: Jeroen MuschSave this picture!© Jeroen MuschRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemText description provided by the architects. This small house in the countryside is designed around a long panoramic window with a view into the garden and the surrounding landscape. The 17.5 m long, floor to ceiling, stretch of glass blurs the threshold between inside and outside. The longitudinal frame guides the eye in a ‘walk’ through the landscape; from a dense cluster of trees up close and out to the farm fields further away. Save this picture!© Jeroen MuschTo capture the panorama in the best possible way the glass facade was placed at an angle, giving the house its characteristic triangular floor plan. The hypotenuse of the triangle is the glass wall, the adjacent side aligns with the side of the neighboring house abutting the site and the opposite side is the front facade which is designed to resemble the local barns.Save this picture!Floor PlanApproaching the front facade a small window looks right through the house and the glass wall giving the impression that there is actually no house behind it, like in a ‘western’ movie set. The ‘thinness’ of the semi-traditional facade is reinforced by a large roof light just above the entrance; here, ample sunlight makes it feels as though a step from outside, through the front door, only leads outside again. And in a way this is true because as one enters, in the corner of the house, the view outside is already there.Save this picture!© Jeroen MuschMoving from the entrance towards the living room/kitchen the view gradually opens up until the triangular plan becomes the angle of one’s field of vision towards the landscape. From here the view is framed on the right side by a tree that was cut from the garden to support the roof and the floor above. This tree extends the forest just outside of the house into the interior. On the left side the view disappears behind a stair that leads through a dizzying space of angled surfaces that result from the combination of a triangular plan and a triangular roof. Upstairs an over-sized window detailed to appear as a hole in the roof looks out into the tree tops.Save this picture!© Jeroen MuschProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Architectural Lab: A History Of World ExposArchitecture News21 Finalists Named for 2015 LAMP Lighting Solutions AwardsArchitecture News Share CopyHouses•Almen, The Netherlands House in Almen / Barend Koolhaas The Netherlands Projects Year: Architects: Barend Koolhaas Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBarend KoolhaasOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlmenHousesWoodThe NetherlandsPublished on April 30, 2015Cite: “House in Almen / Barend Koolhaas” 30 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940121/wall-house-abin-design-studio Clipboard Wall House / Abin Design Studio “COPY” Year: Design Team:Abin Chaudhuri, Sonia Guha, Samya Ghatak, Abhinaw AlokInterior Accessories:Paromita Chatterjee, Soma KoiriProject Coordination:Debjit Samanta, Debkishor Das, Dipankar MondalCity:Mithapukur MoreCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerRecommended ProductsPlasticsKalwall®Kalwall in Psychotherapy and Counseling CenterPlasticsRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Interior DesignWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. At a busy intersection in Bansberia were three adjacent plots that one gentleman had procured over time. Visiting the Pool House and House of Sweeping Shadows (both previous residential projects handled by Abin Design Studio in the same locality) encouraged him to approach ADS for his private residence. The client’s prime requirement was that of a 12-foot tall boundary wall for ensuring privacy and security.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerSave this picture!© Abin ChaudhuriThe main requirement of the client was for a secure and noise-free home. After due analysis of the corner plot for Wall House, it was observed that Building a wall along the junction’s corner posed as an obstruction towards perceiving oncoming traffic on either of the roads and would prove disastrous for this collision-prone junction. Reluctant to give up the idea of a tall boundary wall, it took Abin a period to six months to reason with and convince the client to appreciate the difficulty of the situation. It was finally agreed upon for the wall to be taken into the plot at the corner to provide an extension to the sidewalk and enable clear sight lines around the turn. The space outside the wall was landscaped with low-height shrubbery as a vibrant enhancement of the pavement.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerMinimal setbacks and the unavoidable boundary wall prompted the idea of integrating the wall into the design of the House itself. It was designed with a combination of a contemporary Weathered Steel cladding in simple lines and carefully coordinated pattern complementing the timeless and monolithic feel of Silver Travertine. The large openings and the dramatic angles of the walls provide dynamic glimpses into and of the house from many vantage points.Save this picture!© Suryan // DangSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerEnveloped within this strategically articulated feature wall, the house is designed as an inward-looking series of masses with internal courtyards to bring in light and ventilation. The transition from outside to inside proves a spatial experience as one encounters open-to-sky, shaded and covered areas in a harmonious sequence. Multiple courtyards enabled a variety of experiences through lawns, ‘kund’ seating around a bio-pool, semi open sit-outs, decks and terraces to form an interesting, vibrant home.Save this picture!© Suryan // DangWithin the walls, the spaces interact closely with each other, across double-height spaces and large glazed walls. The lounge, living spaces and bedrooms are arranged to have interesting views of the pool and landscaping inwards and framed views outside. A dramatically sleek M.S. staircase is not just simply functional but also effortlessly sculptural. The unique combination of materials and elements, like the light and lofty M.S. staircase with the warm wooden frames and the modern weathered steel with the timeless stone cladding, lend a chic yet everlasting quality to the home.Save this picture!© Suryan // DangProject gallerySee allShow lessComma Lab / J.C. ArchitectureSelected ProjectsLongfellow Terraces / refresh*designSelected Projects Share Photographs: Edmund Sumner, Suryan // Dang, Abin Chaudhuri Save this picture!© Edmund Sumner+ 35Curated by Hana Abdel Share Houses Photographs India “COPY” CopyHouses•Mithapukur More, India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940121/wall-house-abin-design-studio Clipboard 2020 CopyAbout this officeAbin Design StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMithapukur MoreOn FacebookIndiaPublished on May 22, 2020Cite: “Wall House / Abin Design Studio” 21 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
kennedytwaddle Photographs Landscape: CopyApartments•London, United Kingdom Clients:MonballyEngineering:Tim McFarlane, GL&SSConsultants:Philip Allard, Philip Allard., WildstoneCollaborators:Bespoke Joinery KT:3DCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Henry WoideRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. Spencer Courtyard is a development of five new dwellings created in a tight brownfield site in Finchley. The former disused timber yard presented several difficult problems to overcome before a coherent scheme emerged.Save this picture!© Henry WoideA considered approach from initial site investigation and layout, individual house arrangement to the choice of materials demonstrates the high quality of this design. The scale and form are directly influenced by the context with the strong rooflines a response to the local vernacular.Save this picture!© Henry WoideSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Henry WoideBy demonstrating that this type of housebuilding is possible in these unorthodox pockets of land it sends a positive message to all involved in making new homes in the capital. This project reinforces the fact that good, solid design and inspiring teamwork will produce uplifting places and spacesSave this picture!© Henry WoideSave this picture!© Henry WoideAll the people involved and necessary to make this happen have contributed to improving a derelict piece of land for the greater good. Being part of this process makes everyone from local council planners, the developer, design team, neighbours and the inhabitants realise the potential and benefits of a new scheme. The knowledge gained through a consistent approach to improvement can be adapted to projects of all sizes. The compact, robust nature of this project ensures longevity.Save this picture!© Henry WoideThe environmentally striking feature of this project is the extensive use of green roofs. The benefits of this cannot be extolled highly enough. From a baron collection of ramshackle buildings and a hostile concrete concourse, 75% of the site is now covered with greenery. The inclusion on this scale really emphasises the credentials of these new houses. From the flora and fauna, wildlife, control of drainage, and thermal benefits the decision to plant green roofs – and more unusually on pitched roofs – makes the project.Save this picture!© Henry WoideProject gallerySee allShow lessMinimum Dimensions and Typical Layouts for Small BathroomsArticlesNamra Coffee / D1 Architectural StudioSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Finchley, London, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share United Kingdom Year: ArchDaily Apartments “COPY” Architects: kennedytwaddle Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2020 Save this picture!© Henry Woide+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs: Henry Woide Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Spencer Courtyard / kennedytwaddleSave this projectSaveSpencer Courtyard / kennedytwaddle ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942523/spencer-courtyard-kennedytwaddle Clipboard Projects Manufacturers: Smart Systems, Wienerberger, AJ Lucas, Direct Trade Windows, EH Smith, SIG Roofing, WISA Spencer Courtyard / kennedytwaddle ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942523/spencer-courtyard-kennedytwaddle Clipboard CopyAbout this officekennedytwaddleOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsEnglandLondonUnited KingdomPublished on June 30, 2020Cite: “Spencer Courtyard / kennedytwaddle” 30 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Previous articleGOOD NEWS: MIDLAND COLLEGE SPRING GRADUATESNext articleTexas Senate approves school finance reform bill, but opts not to fund it with a sales tax hike Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterest Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Karen Tiemann, left, and her daughter Jean Kovar pose for a photo. They will graduate from UTPB Saturday. Karen Tiemann and her daughter Jean Kovar took their classes at University of Texas Permian Basin online, but they will be walking the stage in real life at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion.Tiemann and Kovar will be two of 600 graduates. New graduates from coast to coast and overseas, including from Denmark and the Ivory Coast, will receive their baccalaureate and master’s degrees, a news release stated.Tiemann and Kovar live in Monahans. Tiemann will earn a psychology degree and Kovar will earn hers in family and child studies with a minor in business management.Tiemann said she was supposed to graduate first, but Kovar doubled up on her classes so they could commence together. Tiemann has five children and 14 grandchildren in total. She started college at Texas A&I- Kingsville, now Texas A&M-Kingsville in 1989 and had to quit in 1992. She was studying psychology at the time.Twenty-something years later, she went back to Odessa College and earned her associate degree in psychology in spring 2017 and transferred to UTPB in the fall of 2017.“It was just a life goal and I tell everybody that even if I never use my degree, it’s something that I wanted to do for myself. I started this a long time ago and I was determined to finish,” said Tiemann, who is a special education paraprofessional at Kermit Independent School District.She spent the whole year doing homework with her students watching.“And I talk about school. They ask me questions. … I talk to them about it and encourage everybody. It’s not too late. You can go at any age and you have a choice of doing it off campus. You can do it online like I’ve done. I spread it around,” Tiemann said. She said she walked the stage for Odessa College and she’s doing it for UTPB.“I worked hard for this,” Tiemann said.“I am excited. I’m ready and debating whether or not to go on and do my master’s, but I’m going to take a little break,” she added. “I’m not a youngster anymore.”Kovar works as a bookkeeper at Monahans Nipple-Up Services and has three children.“It’s a little funny to me,” Kovar said of graduating with her mother, “but I think it’s going to be awesome that we get to experience it together. My sister’s pretty excited because then she only has to go to one graduation. … Overall, I think it’s something super-special, especially because it’s very close to Mother’s Day. I’m just really proud of her that she went back to school and she’s going to finish with me.”Like her mom, Kovar said it will be a relief to graduate as she’s been working so hard for her degree. She added that not a lot of people get to graduate with their mothers.“… I’m just really excited and very grateful that I get to do this,” Kovar said.Kovar said she graduated from Giddings High School in 2013 and went to work to save money for college.She said she’ll probably stay at Monahans Nipple-Up Services after she graduates.“I really like it. … I love the people and the environment, but maybe down the line I’ll probably use my degree hopefully to work with kids either being a service coordinator for therapies for kids with disabilities,” or in child advocacy, Kovar said.She has a son with tuberous sclerosis complex which causes tumors, usually benign, to grow anywhere in the body. Her son has them in his heart. Local News WhatsApp AN EARLY MOTHER’S DAY: Monahans mom, daughter graduate Saturday TAGS Facebook Twitter
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Delhi Riots: Supreme Court Rejects Delhi Police’s Plea To Cancel Bail Of Accused Charged Under UAPA For Selling SIM Cards Without Verification
Top StoriesDelhi Riots: Supreme Court Rejects Delhi Police’s Plea To Cancel Bail Of Accused Charged Under UAPA For Selling SIM Cards Without Verification Sanya Talwar23 Nov 2020 4:19 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has rejected the plea seeking cancellation of bail to Delhi Riots accused Faizan Khan, booked under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, BR Gavai & MR Shah rejected the plea for cancellation to Khan, challenging an October 23 order of Delhi High Court which had granted him bail.Khan faces charges of supplying mobile phone…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has rejected the plea seeking cancellation of bail to Delhi Riots accused Faizan Khan, booked under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, BR Gavai & MR Shah rejected the plea for cancellation to Khan, challenging an October 23 order of Delhi High Court which had granted him bail.Khan faces charges of supplying mobile phone sim card’s to delinquent students, without mandatory verification of identity so as to allegedly enable their participation in conspiracy without being detected.A Single-Judge Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait had granted bail to Khan and had noted that the onerous conditions/embargo under Section 43D(5) of the UAPA would not be applicable in the present case as per the material on record and that the investigating agency’s status report did not disclose the commission of offences under UAPA, except for bald statements of the witnesses.Bail in the matter was sought in pursuance to an FIR registered for offences punishable under Sections 147, 148, 149, 120B of the Indian Penal Code. In order to oppose the application, the State had filed a status report on 6th March, 2020.In the aforementioned status report, it was claimed that the Crime Branch had received information which stated that the communal riots of February 2020 in Delhi were”pre-planned and the same were hatched by one Umar Khalid, a student of JNU and his associates and that all linked with different-2 groups”.The status report alleged that the accused Faizan Khan and co-accused Asif Iqbal Tanha were “acting in connivance with each other” and “in furtherance of a pre-conceived criminal conspiracy hatched with the other co-accused knowingly facilitated the commissioning of unlawful and terrorist act”.It is further stated in the report that the mobile phones of the accused persons were sent to CERT-IN for analysis and it was revealed that different WhatsApp groups were formed for coordination and passing of directions regarding mobilization of people at locations of CAA protest sites which lead to riots.Justice Kait, after hearing the arguments and going through the material available on record, had observed that it was not the case of the investigating agency that the Petitioner was a part of the WhatsApp groups which were made to organize protests against CAA and that there was no allegation against the Petitioner that he had engaged in terror funding or any other ancillary activity.The Court also noted that there was no proximate nexus between the incidents alleged by the investigating agency and it had also not been alleged that the Petitioner was privy or party to organizing protests against CAA, 2019.In this context, the Delhi High Court directed for Khan to be released on bail after furnishing a personal bond in the sum of Rs. 25,000/- with one surety of the like amount to the satisfaction of the Trial Court.Khan has been directed to not directly or indirectly influence any witnesses or tamper with the evidence. The Trial Court has been directed to not get influenced by the observations made by the High Court.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Congressional Candidate Dr. Richard Moss issues a Public Challenge to Congressman Bucshon to Debate!
“Our nation is at the precipice. Time is running out. We cannot afford business as usual or the status quo. Our country is slipping through our fingers. It is time for a change for Indiana’s 8th district. I ask for your vote in the Republican Primary May 3 2016. I will be your conservative champion in Washington. I will not let you down. Thank you.”Find out more about Dr. Moss at www.rmoss4congress.com. Call or email at 812-684-0971 or [email protected] Find Moss For Congress on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.Posted without opinion, editing or biasFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Stop Ducking the Voters and the Issues!Jasper, IN – The Moss For Congress Campaign is issuing a formal and public challenge to Congressman Larry Bucshon to debate Congressional Candidate Dr. Richard Moss in three areas across Indiana’s 8th Congressional District including Vanderburgh, Vigo, and Dubois Counties in the month of April before the May 3, 2016 Republican primary.“I call on Congressman Larry Bucshon to stop hiding behind his speech writers, spin doctors, paid operatives, hired staff, consultants, lobbyists, and propagandists and debate me on the issues and his voting record, one on one, face to face, eyeball to eyeball, in Evansville, Terre Haute, and Jasper in the month of April. Stop ducking the issues, Congressman. Stop snubbing the voters. Stop hiding behind your huge campaign war chest and the power and perks of incumbency, and face me, your challenger in the Republican Primary – and let the voters decide who should represents them.”We had scheduled a debate with Congressman Bucshon at our expense at the Eykamp Scout Center on Wednesday, March 30, 2015, in Evansville. My campaign staff made the arrangements including food and beverages. The Moss For Congress Campaign paid for the insurance and rent for the facility. We notified the public through the press and other venues. We contacted the Bucshon campaign by phone and email through his website and Evansville District Office on multiple occasions going back weeks before the event. Each time our campaign was given the run around, leading up to a final dismissive and patronizing email note from the Bucshon campaign regarding how busy the beloved Congressman was. Further, his schedule for that day indicated that he was in Evansville the day of the debate meeting with the Vanderburgh County Republicans Women’s Group. He had plenty of advance notice and opportunity to respond but for purely political reasons, chose not to – until a campaign staffer fired off a summary, off-handed dismissal.As I mentioned at the time, none of this was unexpected. Bucshon has better things to do. Ensconced in office, enjoying the advantages of incumbency, self-satisfied, smug, secure, well funded, plenty of perks, a large staff and budget, the Congressman has grown complacent and insulated. He doesn’t have to confront his opponent in a debate or meet the constituents other than in controlled, staged settings. He prefers not to pick through the various votes he has taken in nearly six years in Congress that have done enormous damage to the 8th District, Indiana, and the nation. I would understand his hesitation. Friendly Lincoln Day Dinners as keynote speaker without being challenged would be more to his liking.We provided an opportunity for the voters to hear from both candidates, in a face-to-face debate. Ron Cosby of the City County Observer agreed to moderate. We leased a suitable facility. The Congressman was given ample notice to arrange his schedule. He found it unacceptable. Fine. It’s over. But let’s agree now to arrange a series of three Lincoln-Douglas style debates, in honor of the founder of the Republican Party, our 16th President, in the three main divisions of the 8th district, sponsored by local media in each area. And let the voters decide.Congressman Bucshon claims to be transparent. He asserts that he wants to be open with his constituents. But when it comes to an honest debate, he snubs the people. Where is the accountability? We don’t need more glossy campaign mailers from speechwriters and ministers of propaganda. We don’t need to hear from the graphic designers, media consultants, marketing specialists, and other paid political hacks. We don’t need the slick TV commercials and radio spots telling us how wonderful he is or the Face Book ads and Robocalls. We need to hear from you, Congressman. Without the layers of staffers and operatives that protect and shield you. In a series of three debates across the district face to face. Leave your advisors, managers, and other hangers-on behind. And let the people decide who should represent them.As I have written before:“Congressman Bucshon voted for the Omnibus bill last December, not less than 2000 pages, a $1.1 trillion behemoth, or about half a billion dollars a page, that increased spending by $53 billion over the last year. It also fully funded Obama’s lawless executive amnesty, not to mention Planned Parenthood and “sanctuary cities,” while quadrupling H2-B visas bringing in more unskilled labor to compete with American workers. So his claims to oppose Amnesty are false. If you fund something you support it. And he has voted to fund amnesty. Anything after that is meaningless political pablum.”It’s time to pick over Congressman Bucshon’s voting record. Not his “conservative” rhetoric when he comes home to campaign – but his actual votes. The people deserve a face-to-face comparison of the two candidates in the Republican primary. I publically challenge Congressman Bucshon to a debate. And let the voters decide!
Dear Editor:After the tragedy of 9/11, politicians said they would never forget but it appears that some liberal politicians have forgotten their pledge to keep America safe and want to disband ICE. Our previous lax visas laws allowed 9/11 to happened. ICE’s job is the removal of people who violate our immigration laws especially those who have engaged in illegal activities including drugs and sex trafficking.As a citizen, I cannot choose which laws to obey, the consequences of not obeying are fines and/or prison time. Unfortunately, many liberal politicians want an open border and have no problems with noncitizens breaking the laws.Personally, I don’t believe the so-called compassion by our politicians, they want illegal immigration because the 2020 census is around the corner and they want to protect their political turf. Congressional seats are based on populations, not citizenship; plus, the distribution of federal tax dollars is based on a head count, the higher the head count, the greater the funds. It is well known, politicians love spending our tax dollars.But here is the irony, you cannot go to a public meeting in a public building without being scanned and/or show your ID so the politicians can be safe but they want massive immigration which puts the public at risk. Disbanding ICE is a welcome mat for any terrorist willing to explore this weakness and is nothing but an open-door policy for drugs and sex trafficking on the southern border.It is sad that our politicians would sell out the safety of American citizens for their personal political gain. Yvonne Balcer