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Wednesday
Mar202013

CEI Today: Cyprus & European woes, legal immigration, and Human Achievement Hour

CYBRUS BAIL-IN - IAIN MURRAY

Openmarket.org:
What Cyprus (Initially) Got Right — Remembering The 2008 WaMu Capital “Run”

There is no shortage of criticisms that I could levy either on Cyprus and the EU’s slapdash approach, which now looks like it will be rejected by the Cyprus parliament. The biggest being that the failing financial institutions should have been put through a bankruptcy system rather propped up — whether through this levy or general taxation. Having said that, the initial Cyprus approach could have been much worse, and what comes next may be much more likely to spread contagion. > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

 

TODAY!

IMMIGRATION EVENT

March 20 Hill Briefing: Getting Legal Immigration Right

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Rayburn Office Building, Room 2456

The immigration debate in Washington needs to move past the current illegal immigration problem to the future. If Congress is to seriously consider comprehensive immigration reform, it must address America’s broken legal immigration system. The system is beset by arbitrary restrictions, time constraints, and quotas.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

CELEBRATE EARTH HOUR


HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR!


On Saturday, March 23 at 8:30pm (local time), some people, businesses and governments around the world will choose to sit in the dark for one hour as a symbolic gesture to take action against climate change. Celebrate  Human Achievement Hour, instead - lights ON!


RSVP on Facebook

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

Friday
Mar152013

CEI Today: Legal Immigration, Sunshine Week, CEI at CPAC, and more! 

IMMIGRATION - EVENT

March 20 Hill Briefing: Getting Legal Immigration Right

The immigration debate in Washington needs to move past the current illegal immigration problem to the future. If Congress is to seriously consider comprehensive immigration reform, it must address America’s broken legal immigration system. The system is beset by arbitrary restrictions, time constraints, and quotas. Real reform must address these issues.

 

SUNSHINE WEEK - Chris Horner

CEI.org: Administration Brags About FOIA; CEI Experience Tells Different Story

This week is "Sunshine Week," a national initiative dedicated to open government. In the spirit of the occasion, the White House is publishing a series of posts demonstrating "the Obama Administration's continued commitment to open and accessible government." Interestingly, Monday's post focused on "progress made improving the administration of the FOIA [Freedom of Information Act]."

 

As detailed here, CEI is currently receiving tranches of emails from the EPA as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request (and subsequent lawsuit) targeting emails from now-former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's alias "Richard Windsor" email account. Most of the emails we have received are heavily redacted.

 

CEI at CPAC - MARCH 14 - 16

CEI is a co-sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), March 14-16 near Washington, D.C. CEI scholars will participate in four CPAC panels and other events.

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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

Tuesday
Mar052013

CEI Today: EPA's FOIA stonewalling, immigration opponents, and Exxon Mobil's carbon tax 

OBAMA FOIA POLICIES, WINDSORGATE


Washington Examiner: Think tank says EPA helps friends' FOIAs, while foes' are delayed or blocked




Environmental Protection Agency officials are making an "on-going practice" of "near-immediate turnaround to provide records to environmentalist pressure groups," while imposing "starkly disparate treatment of groups with different perspectives but which are otherwise similarly situated," a conservative think tank charges today in a unusually lengthy Freedom of Information Act request."

In the 21-page request, Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Christopher C. Horner said "the public particularly deserves to know whether EPA is singling out groups it does not perceive as friendly to EPA's agenda for discriminatory treatment, in the form of denying fee waivers, placing a barrier to access at minimum to delay and possibly denying access to public records."
> Read the news story

> Interview an expert

> See also, cei.org/richard-windsor

IMMIGRATION - DAVID BIER

USA Today:
The third side of the immigration debate


Viewed from afar, America's immigration debate appears to center on two groups: liberals whose primary concern is the welfare of immigrants and conservatives whose primary concern is ending illegal immigration.

But there is a third element that has inserted itself into the conversation: those who oppose immigration -- legal and illegal.

This group is led by three major anti-immigration organizations: Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), NumbersUSA and Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). Their work on immigration has led major news media to often label them "conservative." Yet the reality is that these groups do not share conservatives' interest in ending illegal immigration, if doing so might mean more legal immigration.
> Read more

> Interview David Bier

CARBON TAX - MYRON EBELL  

 

Globalwarming.org: Exxon Mobil’s Carbon Tax Follies


It was a busy week for promoting and opposing a carbon tax.  Two studies on the economic effects of a carbon tax that draw opposite conclusions were released by the National Association of Manufacturers and the Brookings Institution.  Kevin Hassett, Ph.D., director of economic policy studies at the “pro-business” American Enterprise Institute, continued his advocacy of a carbon tax at a Resources for the Future forum.  And most interestingly, former EPA Administrator William K. Reilly, said at a conference that, “The strongest advocate on our task force for a carbon tax was ExxonMobil.  I had previously thought that was a public relations thing — I didn’t think they were quite interested in it.” > Read the full commentary

> Interview Myron Ebell

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

Tuesday
Mar052013

NH DHHS - New Report on Survey of Immigrants and Work Safety

Concord, NH – A new report is now available on a survey of immigrants in

New Hampshire and occupational health and work safety. A total of 366

individuals were asked about their jobs, injuries and illnesses, healthcare

related to these injuries and illnesses, and working conditions in general.

Twenty-nine reported being injured at work and most had never heard of

workers’ compensation.



“With the increase in immigrants in New Hampshire it is important to

understand how their experience may be different when it comes to public

health issues such as workplace safety and health,” said Dr. José Montero,

Director of Public Health at the New Hampshire Department of Health and

Human Services (DHHS). “Little data exists about occupational injury and

illness by race, ethnicity, or language so we felt it was important to

conduct this survey. This information will help inform future health

policies and programs.”



Data for the study were collected on race, ethnicity, language, level of

education, age, gender and work experience and conditions. The

questionnaires were administered in the New Hampshire Coalition for

Occupational Safety and Health (NH COSH) worker safety and health trainings

in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes. The surveys were

conducted by NH COSH staff and staff from the DHHS Division of Public

Health Services, Occupational Health Surveillance Program (OHSP). The

report was prepared by OHSP in partnership with NH COSH and the DHHS Office

of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs.



To read the entire report, go to

www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/hsdm/ohs/publications.htm

Thursday
Feb142013

48 Hours Until Thousands of Obama Protesters Converge on all State Capitols 

February 13, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Over 20,000 people have signed up online to attend the National Protests Against Obama (NPAO) in all 50 state capitals in 48 hours through both ALIPAC's Facebook event page and website AgainstAmnesty.com. Despite the recently documented censorship efforts by Facebook, the number of protesters planning to muster is growing rapidly!

Peaceful and racially inclusive picket style protests will take place on public sidewalks at all 50 American state capitols this Saturday, February 16, from 11am to 1pm in respective time zones.

Protest address locations and more information can be found on the Facebook invite page at https://www.facebook.com/events/4653...94260/?fref=ts

Online activists are spreading the word and encouraging like-minded citizens to join using e-mails, social media, online communities, and calls to talk radio shows.

The attendance ranks are swelling despite the fact Facebook has been caught red handed blocking ads promoting the protests, allowing pro Obama activists to deface the NPAO event page, and blocking the main event page from the search results of the Facebook search engine.

"More Americans are quickly learning that both the main stream and social media are acting as extensions of Obama's totalitarian, dictatorial, and nation dividing regime," said William Gheen, the primary NPAO organizer and President of ALIPAC. "We are proud to see so many Americans standing up and speaking out against these abuses of our political and financial systems, our citizens, our Republic, and our entire Bill of Rights."

The NPAO rallies are designed to take place legally, picket style, without permits, to test if Americans still have the right to both peacefully assemble and the right to petition government for redress of grievances. Some recent gun rights protests that sought permits were placed in locations where their attendees could not be seen by the public or lawmakers.

Protesters will be citing a host of valid concerns and complaints regarding Barack Obama's policies such as unprecedented spending and debt, Amnesty for illegal aliens orders by fiat, attempts to restrict gun rights, attacks on free speech on the web, the purchase of thousands of assault rifles for the Mexican mafia via Fast and Furious, the ridiculous cover story released during Benghazigate, the unconstitutional appointments to the Labor Board, the suspension of Habeas Corpus rights through the NDAA, and many more policy issues not related to Obama's race.

Talk radio show hosts and members of the American media are encouraged to inform more Americans about these protests before they occur and to attend these protests to speak with participants.

Contact: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)