Saturday, November 29, 2008

Economic Benefits of Mass Immigration: Zero

Claims that mass immigration has benefited the economy have been 'wildly overstated' by the Government, experts said yesterday. Record levels of migration have brought virtually no economic benefit to Britain, the House of Lords was told. Ministers have repeatedly insisted that newcomers contribute £6billion a year to the country's balance sheet. But an authoritative report by the Lords Economic Affairs Committee, debated yesterday, blew apart Labour's claims that the wave of immigration from Eastern Europe had enormous benefits.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Preposterous Premise for Gay Marriage

After the passage of Prop 8 in California, homosexuals are still howling that they don’t have “equal rights.” Hopefully, the California Supreme Court will respect the equal rights of voters by affirming Prop 8 because the howls of homosexuals are false. The truth is every person in America already has equal marriage rights! We’re all playing by the same rules—we all have the same right to marry any non-related adult of the opposite sex. Those rules do not deny anyone “equal protection of the laws” because the qualifications to enter a marriage apply equally to everyone—every adult person has the same right to marry.

MTV Snubbed Bush, But Hosts Obama Inauguration Ball

MTV is throwing an inaugural ball for President-elect Barack Obama. The network announced Tuesday that it will host the "Be the Change Inaugural Ball" at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington on Jan. 20. The event will be televised live across MTV's many channels and platforms, including MTV and MTV.com. The Viacom Inc.-owned network said the event will feature leading artists, celebrities and government officials. To celebrate the large youth voter turnout in the election, hundreds of young people will be chosen to attend based on their demonstrated volunteerism.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Web Considered Most Reliable Source of News

A Zogby Poll, commissioned by IFC, found 37.6% of those asked consider the Internets the most reliable source of news. 20.3% consider national TV news most reliable and 16% say radio is the most reliable source. Also revealed: 39.3% of those surveyed trust FOX News most for the issues they consider most important, followed by CNN with 16% and MSNBC with 15%. 72.6% believe the news they read and see is biased. 88.7% Republican and 57.5% Democrat respondents describe the news media as biased.

Attending Religious Services Cuts Death Risk Almost 20 Per Cent

Attending religious services can reduce mortality risk by approximately 20 percent, a new study from Yeshiva University has revealed ... After examining the prospective association of religious affiliation, religious service attendance, and strength and comfort derived from religion with subsequent cardiovascular events and overall rates of mortality, the researchers found that those attending religious services showed a 20 pct decrease in death risk.

Catholics Fleeing the Liberal Party

As Canada’s once-mighty Liberals consider their future, they might be advised to visit a local church—and not just to pray for the party. The religious vote, it seems, played a major role in their recent election defeat. According to new data from Angus Reid Strategies provided exclusively to Maclean’s, Catholics—who make up 44 per cent of Canada’s population and have preferred the Liberals for decades—are flocking to the Conservatives.

Canadians Want Protection of Life Before Birth: Poll

A new Environics poll shows a majority of Canadians want legal protection for the unborn child at some point before birth. This is consistent with survey results over the past seven years. Canada remains the only country in the developed word with no legal limits on abortion throughout all 9 months of pregnancy. Yet, almost 6 in 10 respondents support legal protection for unborn children at some point before birth. Only 33% support the current situation of protection only after birth. Once again, women polled showed far more support for protection from conception on than men did: 33% versus 24%.