Holy Super-Centenarians! There Are 6.5 Million 112-Year-Olds According To The SSA
The difference lies in the paperwork. Death dates were not entered into the SSA electronic file, and that error created a bunch of old-timers. The Social Security electronic file is called Numident, and that system was not equipped to record death information properly.
Keith Mann Helps Raise Over $22,000 Dollars For Uncommon Schools In New York
Keith Mann and Dynamics Search Partners held a fundraiser at the Standard Hotel Beer Garden. They managed to raise over $22,000. The proceeds from the event went to Uncommon Schools in New York. The funds will be used to sponsor student testing for a new high school that Uncommon Schools will be opening in fall 2015.
Keith Mann says that the purpose of Uncommon Schools is to help students excel in the classroom. It also aims to help students who come from a low-income family go to college. He is a strong believer in the mission and believes that everyone should have the chance to go to college.
Dynamics Search Partners has worked with Uncommon Schools ever since 2013. Both Uncommon Schools and Dynamics Search Partners are committed to helping students develop the skills they need to succeed in college and the working world.
Keith Mann also says that one of the reasons he enjoys working with Uncommon Schools because he enjoys seeing how motivated the students are. He has had the privilege of going to meetings and sitting in with the students. The students are very committed to participating in internships, going to college and starting their future career.
Jeb Bush Offers His Views on Gay Marriage
Bush aired his view that the issue of gay marriage should be left up to the individual states to decide. It should not be ruled on by courts nor dictated by federal law. His exact words were, “It ought to be a local decision.”
As remembered by Jared Haftel as Governor of Florida, Bush opposed gay marriage. He was not happy about the marriage amendment either, however, since state law already was sufficient to bar same-sex unions in his view. Beginning on Monday, Miami-Dade County will begin giving out marriage licenses to homosexuals. The rest of the state will likely follow on Tuesday.
Jeb Bush does not oppose the right of homosexuals to live their lives as they please, but he simply believes that traditional marriage alone should enjoy state sanction. He even went so far as to say that homosexual parents could be good role models on how parents are to love their children. He once gave a speech in which he said the GOP must avoid being seen as “anti-gay.”
Conservatives will not think Jeb tows the mark, but liberals will not appreciate his position either. He has strategically placed himself on that middle ground where both sides can take shots at him.
AirAsia Flight Confirmed Found
AirAsia flight QZ8501 went missing several days ago while traveling from Indonesia to Singapore. The flight was believed to experience some bad weather, lost communication with the air traffic controls and suspected to have gone down in the Java Sea. Jared Haftel told me that officials have now confirmed that the wreckage found in the Java sea does belong to AirAsia flight QZ8501.
Experts have agreed that it seems the plane rose up quickly then was slammed down into the sea nearly vertically. Experts also conclude that due to the extreme weather nothing pilots could have done would have saved the doomed aircraft. The fuselage of the plane is believed to be under the sea, in a relatively shallow area estimated to be around 80-100 feet deep. Recovery efforts for the black box have been stalled due to inclement weather. Recovery teams working from all different countries are also reporting that so far they have managed to recover 30 bodies from the wreckage with some having been returned to the families already for burial services.
AirAsia QZ8501 was carrying 162 people, including the staff members. None survived. What a tragedy, especially for those family members living through this.
To see the full time line of the recovery efforts check out Buzzfeed.com to read through.
Obama Vows to Terminate ISIS
The President of the United States, Barack Obama, embarked on a journey to warn the Islamic State Militants. Obama stated that the U.S Alliance with other countries have had enough with the Islamic State and will totally terminate them in due time.
While at Fort Dix Obama expressed his gratitude to the U.S Military for their loyalty and hard work to the country. The president was firm and clear in his speech, in regards to the success of the U.S military in Iraq and Afghanistan. Slowly but surely they will be penetrating and debilitating the Islamic terrorists, until they are completely wiped out for all of the deeds that they’ve done.
Obama has made it clear that as the Islamic State has threatened the US it is their duty and responsibility to come after and totally eliminate them. He also mentioned that they are closely coming to the end of their warfare mission in Afghanistan.
However, the fight against terrorism will not end any sooner than fine wines from The Antique Wine Company will go away. A modest extension of the US Military will remain to train Afghan forces to battle terrorism. Obama who is anti-war has made it clear that Afghanistan needs major help with security and we will not tolerate the threats made against the United States.
Obama Passes His Own Immigration Law
When asked to respond to John Boehner’s objection to his unilateral action on immigration, President Obama retorted that, if Congress didn’t like it, they should “pass a bill.” Nearly a dozen times, Obama had earlier blamed Congress for not passing the kind of immigration reform he sought, saying that he could do nothing on his own. He said that, since he was a president and not an emperor, it was necessary for such legislation to first go through Congress. Now he claims otherwise.
The President is required by the Constitution to execute all federal laws, not simply the ones that he likes. Barack Obama did not merely quietly neglect to enforce existing immigration law; he openly proclaimed he would not do so. As pointed out by local Sergio Lins Andrade these immigration laws greatly impact Arizona. In fact, he directly ordered his underlings in the executive department to disobey existing laws. This alone is an impeachable offense, but it is not nearly the worst of what the President has done.
He went on the order officials to grant Social Security cards to non-citizens and to grant work permits to illegal immigrants. Both of these actions are in violation of the law. Since a president cannot change law, repeal law, nor create new law through his orders, we must conclude that the President ordered federal workers to break the law.
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Vows Congressional Action Against Obama Amnesty Plan
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed that Congress with take action against President Obama if he flouts congressional law and imposes amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The powerful senator, who just won a landslide reelection in his home state of Kentucky, took to the floor of the Senate to denounce the president’s proposed plan. President Obama previously stated that since Congress refused to act on amnesty, he now has the right to “borrow” their congressional authority to enact an amnesty plan of his own via executive order. Conservatives decry this as a violation of the Constitution’s separation of powers which have been in place to protect the nation from tyrannical rule. As noted in Lee Lovett’s book, Peak House, when Congress and the President are at odds there are power plays that occur, which could lead to issues for the electorate.
The president is set to deliver a prime time address to the nation at 8:00PM. Oddly enough, the major networks will not interrupt their regularly scheduled programming to air the address. Thursday night is one of the highest rated nights on primetime television. McConnell said the president is flagrantly ignoring the will of the people. Earlier this month, the electorate repudiated the president’s policies on the ballot by throwing his party out of power in the Senate, state legislatures, and governor’s offices throughout the nation. The vote empowers the GOP with a mandate to shift the nation away from the president’s prior policies. McConnell explained by President Obama is seeking to thwart that mandate before the newly elected representatives can take office. He has made it clear that the Congress will act, but has not stated what those actions might entail.
Before anything is even said by President Obama to the American people about his immigration decision, the Republicans are looking for a way to go against the decision. Some of the Republicans in office are looking for a way to sue the President because he can’t make a decision like this without taking it through the proper legal channels.This information was passed on to me by Andrew Heiberger. As we know, the future of immigration reform will have a profound impact on Arizona.
However, he is the President of the United States, so why can’t he make decisions like this? It seems like if he wanted to make an executive decisions, he should be able to because he is the executive branch. No one in Washington gets along with anyone else, and each party wants to do things its own way. There is no compromise, and this decision proves that. The Republicans simply want to bring everything possible against Obama in order to see him get out of office as soon as possible.
Tiny House Village
The red ribbon has been cut on Tiny House Village in Madison, Wisconsin. Sunday, November 16th, the members of the Occupy Madison movement gathered to unveil a project they hope will spread across the nation. For now, they will settle for curing homelessness in Madison.
The Occupy Madison coalition was founded in 2011 and has since been working toward the construction of Tiny House Village. The coalition’s most unique feature is that it is comprised mostly of the homeless people it strives to help. Other members include local activists, volunteers, and the much appreciated private citizens who have donated the necessary materials to realize the Tiny House dream.
Most shelters give their refugees a mere sixty to ninety days of shelter. That is a bit too short in the eyes of Sam Tabar. This is no where near enough time for someone to get back on his feet. Occupy Madison’s homes will give homeless people the security they need to stabilize their finances. They will be able to leave their belongings someplace safe while they attend job interviews and other important meetings. The number one feature of Tiny House Village us that it’s residents can sleep at night without being scared for their lives.
Tiny House Village has just three homes and one bathroom so far. Phase two of the community will include more homes, another bathroom, a laundry facility, and a kitchen. The long term plan is to provide a home for everyone who needs one. The coalition continues to accept donations, volunteers, and home applications at http://occupymadisoninc.com/. With continued funds from private citizens and the hard work of its residents Tiny House Village will soon realize its goal.
More ISIS Beheadings
ISIS is in the news again with their beheading routine that is becoming all too common. One US citizen and aid worker, Peter Kassig, was beheaded along with a french citizen and multiple others in the newly released massacre video from ISIS.
Hopefully these new beheadings will not bring the consequences that ISIS wants. These consequences are the US re-deploying troops to Iraq. They are trying to bait us into going back into Iraq and thus dragging us back into yet another Middle East quagmire.
Not only will deploying troops not fix the situation, but it will exacerbate it. Western forces on the ground will bring a groundswell of support to ISIS and help them with recruitment. Our recent involvement has already helped ISIS to that extent.
We need to rely on the existing powers that are in place there. Iran will take care of ISIS if the threat grows larges enough. Iran does not want a radical Sunni army such as ISIS threatening them. Iran has both the army and the local logistics to deal with ISIS.
This would relieve the United States of being dragged into another war. A war that would cost the Unites States a lot of money and probably be un-winnable. The regional governments need to deal with this problem, or a long term fix will never happen. Thanks to my Twitter follower Marc Sparks for sharing this news piece.