David Cameron announces immigration benefits crackdown

David Cameron is to announce tough action on immigration that will halve the amount of time foreigners can claim benefits in the UK.

The Coalition will introduce laws to ensure that European Union migrants can only claim out-of-work benefits for three months, Mr Cameron says in an article for The Telegraph.

The Prime Minister also pledges to stop more than 500,000 British jobs being advertised across the EU and announces tough new curbs on colleges offering visas to “bogus” students.

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David Cameron: We’re building an immigration system that puts Britain first

This Government has a long-term economic plan to secure a better future for Britain – and controlling immigration is a vital part of it.

Under Labour, 2.5 million more people came to this country than left. As Lord Mandelson has admitted, they were practically sending out “search parties” for people to come here. There was a failed points system, which allowed so-called “highly skilled” workers to come for up to three years to look for work; often, they ended up stacking shelves. There was an increasingly generous, no-questions-asked welfare system which drew migrants to Britain for the wrong reasons. And unforgivably, while we had the highest rates of migration in our modern history, we also had well over five million people of working age on out-of-work benefits.

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Ed Milibands policies are a steaming pile of fudge, says Damian McBride

Ed Milibands policies are a “great, steaming pile of fudge” and his “totally dysfunctional” leadership has failed to give the public any reason to vote for him, a former aide to Gordon Brown has said.

Damian McBride said that Ed Miliband has combined the worst qualities of Gordon Brown and Tony Blair by becoming “isolated and paranoid” and will be doomed at the next election unless he can change.

He warned that Mr Milibands flagship policies such as freezing energy prices and rent controls are popular but “rarely stand up to scrutiny” while Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, makes announcements that “barely go noticed in the pub”.

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UN probe of Israel will only encourage Hamas war crimes

There you go again,” as Ronald Reagan said to Jimmy Carter. Once again the United Nations Human Rights Council has voted – with the United States dissenting – to conduct a so-called “investigation” of Israels military responses to Hamass double war crimes. Once again Israel will have to decide whether to feed the kangaroos that make up this court by cooperating with yet another phony investigation whose outcome is predetermined. Yet again Israel is presented with a Hobsons choice: If it refuses to cooperate, it will blamed for denying the investigatory commission relevant information; if it cooperates it will lend credibility to a conclusion that has already been reached.

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What is the Ebola virus, and how worried should we be?

Ebola virus disease EVD, formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is described by the World Health Organisation WHO as “a severe, often fatal illness in humans.”

It first appeared in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks – in Nzara, Sudan; and in Yambuku, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The latter was in a village situated near the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name.

It is mainly found in tropical Central and West Africa, and can have a 90 per cent mortality rate – although it is now at about 60 per cent.

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Alan Dershowitz plans an active — and combative — retirement

CHILMARK, Mass. JTA — Alan Dershowitz’s house is a bit of a mess.

Most of the rooms in his Martha’s Vineyard home are cluttered with half-unpacked boxes filled with items from his Cambridge house, which he and his wife emptied recently and sold after he retired from his Harvard Law School professorship in June.

Dershowitz himself wears a few days growth of gray beard with his black track pants and a faded blue T-shirt that says “Martha’s Vineyard” in English and in Hebrew letters, looking utterly unlike America’s most famous super-lawyer. Judging solely by appearances, he looks ready to pad comfortably into retirement, with no ambitions beyond a nice walk on the beach.

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Great Dance Routine: James Cagney and Bob Hope

TWO OLD GUYS DANCING

James Cagney and Bob Hope at a Friar’s Club meeting back when actors were real performers. Bob Hope was 52 and James Cagney was 56.

Back in the days of reasonable innocence, the year was 1955.

For the young folks, here is something you’ve probably never seen before and, unfortunately, you may never see again.

For us older folks, this is the best of the best, and we had it for many years! This is a side of these two entertainers you hardly ever saw,
but it shows you their enormous talent. Bob Hope, the  best of comedians, and James Cagney, mostly cast as the bad guy, a gangster in the movies.

How the west is complicit in Islamic Jew-hatred

The violence against the Jews of France, which has escalated as feelings have boiled over against the war in Gaza, is shocking and terrifying.

A mob of mainly Muslim demonstrators in Paris, reportedly armed with knives, axes and iron bars and chanting “Death to the Jews,” tried on Sunday to storm the Don Isaac Abarvanel Synagogue within which nearly 200 congregants were praying for the safety of Israel.

The attackers were kept at bay by members of Jewish defense organizations. A French Jewish journalist said: “Thank God they were there, because the protesters had murder on their minds and it took awhile before police reinforcements arrived.”

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This Is the Most Conservative Restaurant in America , And You Would Love to Eat There

 

One restaurant in Colorado is anything but a “gun free zone.” But from the looks of it, on top of serving delicious food, it’s probably the safest restaurant in America, too.

How many liberals do you think would be annoyed to see their waitress packing heat? (See Below) This is why I consider Shooters Grill (in the properly named city of “Rifle”) to be my favorite new restaurant.

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When waitress Ashlee Saenz takes your order at Shooters Grill in Rifle, she not only carries a pad and pen — she also packs a loaded Ruger .357 Blackhawk handgun holstered on her leg, Old West style.

It’s loaded and she knows how to use it.

Saenz and her co-workers, along with customers who come into Shooters, are encouraged by Shooters’ owners to pack heat in the restaurant, as allowed by Colorado law.

The restaurant also hosts concealed carry training — the $75 price tag includes dinner — that qualifies customers for Colorado and Utah permits.

In a nation torn in recent years by emotional Second Amendment debates, fueled in part by mass shootings, there’s no such controversy in this town of 9,200 that’s centered in ranch and natural gas country.

A sign on the front door of Shooters Grill reads, “Guns are welcome on premises. Please keep all weapons holstered, unless the need arises. In such cases, judicious marksmanship is appreciated.”

Shooters owner Lauren Boebert of Rifle said she is simply allowing customers and employees to exercise their constitutional right.

“We encourage it, and the customers love that they can come here and express their rights,” Boebert said. “This country was founded on our freedom. People can come in carrying their gun, and they can pray over their food.”

NO ALCOHOL, ‘GUNS ALL OVER’

Boebert was born in Florida , raised in Aurora and moved to Rifle in 2003, where she met her husband, Jayson. They decided to open a restaurant a little more than a year ago and tried to come up with a good name that would suit the town.

“I consulted with my Christian friends and everyone said ‘Shooters’ sounded like a bar or a strip joint,” Lauren Boebert said with a laugh. “But I thought, this is Rifle — it was founded around guns and the Old West. We called it Shooters and started throwing guns and Jesus all over the place.”

The decor of Shooters — which offers American and Mexican fare and does not serve alcohol — is decidedly Old West, with guns and cowboy art on the walls, a rough-hewn woody look and three large silver crosses that reflect Boebert’s strong religious faith.

Customers on a recent morning had no problem with the gun presence. Here is what the sign in the front window looks like:

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