We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
With every meeting our sovereignty is being eroded and we have no say in the entire matter. It began life as a Bush edict. Congress is not in the loop. Bush doing a three card monty on us. I voted for this guy ..twice.....uhg, buy what choice did I have?
Canada, U.S. and Mexico Leaders to Meet in Quebec for North American Union Talks
HalifaxLive.com ^ | June 16, 2007 | Staff
Posted on 06/17/2007 4:29:56 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will play host to Mexico President Felipe Calderón and U.S. President George W. Bush later this summer as the three North American leaders put their heads together in a Quebec resort to discuss their ongoing plans to closely integrate the continent.
Founded in 2005 by U.S. President Bush and mired in controversy after it was discovered that the three leaders were meeting in secrecy, the official purpose of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America was created in an effort to secure the continent against the threat of terrorism and to enhance the security, competitiveness and quality of life of Canadians, Mexicans and Americans.
Critics of the plan warn that a North American union is nothing more than "deep integration" and would erode the sovereignty of the nations involved. They suggest that such a union will lead to an integrated currency system similar to the European Union's Euro.
As more is learned about the initiative, more are denouncing it as a serious threat to Canada's nationhood. The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives are actively campaigning against such a union as is Canada's Green Party and the NDP.
The summit will take place on August 20 and 21 in Montebello, Quebec at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello resort.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a news release announcing the upcoming summit said, “We share a continent with the United States and Mexico, and our people, our economies and our security are closely interconnected
From the article...to enhance security? Please, is that why 12 million illegals just frigg'n wlaked in to the USA?
"Founded in 2005 by U.S. President Bush and mired in controversy after it was discovered that the three leaders were meeting in secrecy, the official purpose of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America was created in an effort to secure the continent against the threat of terrorism and to *enhance the security*, competitiveness and quality of life of Canadians, Mexicans and Americans. "
Infamous "Duke 88" (Professors Who Adjudged Lacross Guilty) To be Huge Civil Suit Targets
Dinner with other lawyers | MB26
Posted on 06/17/2007 6:25:09 AM PDT by MindBender26
A group of local lawyers all went to dinner least night.
Topic was Nifong and the damages NC will pay to the accused. There are questions of sovereign immunity, of course, and other issues but we all agreed that this was only the tip of the litigious iceberg.
In the civil litigation that is sure to follow, Nifong is one target, with few dollars, etc. The real targets will be the Duke 88. These are the professors who signed the now infamous letter adjudging the lacrosse players guilty and worse. That letter was then published as a full page ad in local newspapers and reprinted across the country..
These professors acted as individuals, with no corporate protection, insurance or shield. They acted outside their employment by Duke, etc. As such, they can be attacked and picked off, one at a time, with full and unrestricted individual liability, as targets of libel, slander and false light litigation. With no insurance, they wil even have to pay for their own lawyers.
Plaintiffs are well within statute of limitations.
Of course, as soon as one professor is served, he/she will go running to his/her lawyer. Their lawyer will play “let’s make a deal” by implicating others. Then they will sue the most hated professor, which will set the high dollar damages expectation for the rest of the cases. Others will then want to settle fast.
Even better, each of the three plaintiffs cam move separately against all 88 individually. The profs will fold like a house of cards.