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Faith Action ID issuance stupid and illegal, Greensboro NC police acceptance of non authorized IDs illegal, HB318 even with “amendment” forbids, Proposed HB100 removes amendment and strengthens accountability, NC DMV ID easy to get if legally in US

Faith Action ID issuance stupid and illegal, Greensboro NC police acceptance of non authorized IDs illegal, HB318 even with “amendment” forbids, Proposed HB100 removes amendment and strengthens accountability, NC DMV ID easy to get if legally in US

“Maria Sanchez was arrested on May 6, 2008 by investigators of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office for stealing and using the identity of Veronica Arias.
Sanchez used the name, SSN, DOB, of Veronica Arias who is a living resident of Texas.
As a post-arrest procedure, Maria Sanchez was processed under the 287G program and identified as an illegal alien. She was subsequently processed for deportation.
Sanchez was provided work notes by the Alamance County Health Department to return to work at HondaPower Equipment (this creates substantial tax implications for the real Veronica Arias who is a lawful U.S. resident/citizen).”…Alamance County NC sheriff report 2008

“U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, investigating the issue”
“What he learned was astonishing. In 2013 and 2014 alone, ICE set loose more than 66,000 illegal immigrant criminals who had over 166,000 convictions (30,000 for drunk or drug driving, 414 kidnapping, over 11,000 rapes or other sexual assaults and 395 homicides). Already thousands of those have already been convicted of new crimes in the U.S., including felonies, since their release.”…WND October 25, 2015

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

From Faith Action.

“In 2012, FaithAction was awarded the GPD Chief’s Award for this bridge-building work, and with the support of the GPD launched the FaithAction ID initiative in the summer of 2013, providing identification for ANY RESIDENT in our community who may not have access to government issued forms of ID”

“FaithAction ID cards provide participants with a verifiable form of ID that designated law enforcement, health centers, schools, businesses, and cultural arts organizations can use to better identify, serve, and protect you.  The card also reflects your support of safer, more inclusive and united communities for all. The FaithAction ID card is officially accepted by certain partners (discussed during the orientation), and may or may not be accepted by others, depending on the policy of each institution.”

Some of the Board Members:

Ms. Marikay Abuzuaiter
Greensboro City Council

Mr. Dan Koenig
Attorney, Triad Law Firm

Captain Mike Richey
Greensboro Police Department

http://faithaction.org/

It is easy to get a legal ID in NC.

Requirements & Documents to Obtain Non-Operator ID Cards

“Proof of Citizenship & Residency

To obtain a North Carolina ID card, you must be a North Carolina resident. Documents that you may present as proof of residency are listed in Table (3) of the approved list of acceptable documents.

You must also be a U.S. citizen or be able to demonstrate legal presence in the U.S. Documents that may be used to demonstrate legal presence are listed in Tables (7) and (8) of the approved list of acceptable documents.”

https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/id/

Getting an ID in NC is easy as long as you are here legally.

From Fox8 February 3, 2017.

“Greensboro police support non-government issued ID cards

“More than 200 people are closer to having ID cards Friday night. The cards are not government issued, but some local law enforcement agencies support giving them out. This is happening even in time when the Trump administration is talking tough about any help for people who are in the country illegally.

FaithAction is a group that supports immigrants, legal or illegal, and it has the support of law enforcement agencies like Greensboro police.

“When someone gets pulled over the first thing police asked for is identification and if they’re not able to provide that, they could potentially take that person to jail,” said David Fraccaro, the executive director of FaithAction. “That would mean taking our law-enforcement off the street and into a magistrate’s office for hours, when we have bigger fish to fry.”

Greensboro police say the IDs have worked well in the three years since FaithAction started this. To get the cards people must pay $10, go to an orientation, provide a different form of ID, like a passport, and have proof of their address.

Tough talk on immigration from the Trump administration has them organization wondering about the ID card program’s future.

“Don’t feel positive about the executive orders but we are feeling positive about the tremendous support from local law enforcement, who want the same thing we do… a safer and inclusive more united community,” Fraccaro said.

The Greensboro Police Department says it will continue to accept the IDs because its goal is to create a safer community and the IDs help.”

Greensboro police support non-government issued ID cards

a safer …. community”???

How is allowing illegal immigrants carte blanche to roam the city making the community safer?

I sent 2 emails Friday AM.

One to NC senator Phil Berger and the other to Burlington police chief Jeffrey Smythe.

To Phil Berger:

“Question:
Re: SESSION LAW 2015-294 HOUSE BILL 318.
From the NC site:
SECTION 11. Chapter 15A of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new Article to read: “Article 18. “Identification Documents.
 “§ 15A-306. Consulate documents not acceptable as identification.
(a) The following documents are not acceptable for use in determining a person’s actual identity or residency by a justice, judge, clerk, magistrate, law enforcement officer, or other government official:
 (1) A matricula consular or other similar document, other than a valid passport, issued by a consulate or embassy of another country.
(2) An identity document issued or created by any person, organization, county, city, or other local authority, except where expressly authorized to be used for this purpose by the General Assembly.
(b) No local government or law enforcement agency may establish, by policy or ordinance, the acceptability of any of the documents described in subsection (a) of this section as a form of identification to be used to determine the identity or residency of any person. Any local government policy or ordinance that contradicts this section is hereby repealed.”
This was widely reported.
However, the statute reads:
Article 18. Identification Documents.
§ 15A-311. Consulate documents not acceptable as identification.
 (a) The following documents are not acceptable for use in determining a person’s actual identity or residency by a justice, judge, clerk, magistrate, law enforcement officer, or other government official:
(1) A matricula consular or other similar document, other than a valid passport, issued by a consulate or embassy of another country.
 (2) An identity document issued or created by any person, organization, county, city, or other local authority, except where expressly authorized to be used for this purpose by the General Assembly.
 (b) No local government or law enforcement agency may establish, by policy or ordinance, the acceptability of any of the documents described in subsection (a) of this section as a form of identification to be used to determine the identity or residency of any person. Any local government policy or ordinance that contradicts this section is hereby repealed.
 (c) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, documents described in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section may be used by a law enforcement officer to assist in determining the identity or residency of a person when they are the only documents providing an indication of identity or residency available to the law enforcement officer at the time. (2015-264, s. 36.3; 2015-294, s. 11.)
Where did (c) come from?
The only reference to it that I found was from the Elon News Network.
“House bill 318 amended to allow law enforcement to accept alternative IDs”
“According to Burlington Police Chief Jeffrey Smythe, though, another amendment was added to the bill that permits law enforcement to use any form of ID to confirm a person’s identity. That includes FaithAction’s ID, which has provided more than 2,000 IDs to immigrants since 2013.”
Even if this is true, (C) does not supercede (B).
What gives?”
To Jeffrey Smythe.
“You were quoted on 9/30/15 in a Elon News Network article:
“According to Burlington Police Chief Jeffrey Smythe, though, another amendment was added to the bill that permits law enforcement to use any form of ID to confirm a person’s identity. That includes FaithAction’s ID, which has provided more than 2,000 IDs to immigrants since 2013.””
“My question to you is, why do you believe that you can accept Faith Action or other non govt. approved IDs since (c) does not supercede (b)?”
A new bill HB100 is currently before the legislature.
” (c) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, documents described in subdivision (2) 22 of subsection (a) of this section may be used by a law enforcement officer to assist in determining 23 the identity or residency of a person when they are the only documents providing an indication of 24 identity or residency available to the law enforcement officer at the time.”
c has been stricken through for removal.
There is also much added about municipal accountability.
And BTW, not only is the City of Greensboro violating the law, they are contributing money to Faith Action.
Much more to come.

France 75 percent tax on rich proposed by President Francois Hollande, Businesses that pay salaries over 1 million euros, French actor Gerard Depardieu left France

France 75 percent tax on rich proposed by President Francois Hollande, Businesses that pay salaries over 1 million euros, French actor Gerard Depardieu left France

A tax increase to a company results in some combination of the following:

Product and service price increases.
Employee and hours cutbacks.
Reduced hiring.”…Citizen Wells

“Nearly every empirical study of taxes and economic growth published in a peer reviewed journal finds that tax increases harm economic growth,”…William McBride, Tax Foundation

“…and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them.”…Margaret Thatcher

 

From CNN Money March 29, 2013.

“France’s Hollande wants 75% payroll tax on rich”
“French President Francois Hollande made changes to his failed proposal for a 75% top tax rate on Thursday, shifting the burden of payment from individuals to businesses that pay salaries over 1 million euros.

Hollande, during last year’s presidential campaign, proposed a 75% tax rate on individual income above 1 million euros. The controversial tax was rejected by France’s judiciary.

Hollande made his new payroll tax proposal on big salaries during a late-night television broadcast. “The Constitutional Council made a decision,” Hollande said. “I respect it. So, I’m going to take a different path.”
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Hollande said the measure is needed to ensure transparency at large corporations — the only businesses that can afford to pay employees so generously.

His initial proposal, which never became law, inspired French actor Gerard Depardieu to abandon the country, instead adopting Russian citizenship and moving to Belgium.”

Read more:

http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/29/news/economy/france-tax-hollande/

Blagojevich trial, Rezko, Nadhmi Auchi, Rezko bankruptcy trustees, Freeborn & Peters, $3.5 million wire transfer Rezko received from Auchi

Blagojevich trial, Rezko, Nadhmi Auchi, Rezko bankruptcy trustees

Tony Rezko is the gift that keeps on giving. Hopefully this will continue throughout the Blagojevich trial.

From the Chicago Tribune, May 11, 2010.

“Firm asked to return funds from Rezko”

“Freeborn & Peters has been asked to return about $1.7 million in legal fees it collected from Antoin “Tony” Rezko, the convicted political fundraiser.

The trustee for Rezko’s bankruptcy estate sued the Chicago law firm in March to recover the fees. The firm has yet to file a response to the complaint, asking a judge last week for a second extension until May 21.
“Given the amount at stake, (Freeborn & Peters) would like additional time to investigate its defenses and prepare an appropriate response to the complaint,” Robert Fishman, one of the firm’s lawyers, wrote in the request for more time.

The firm declined further comment because it does not discuss client matters with the media, said Randall Vickery, its managing partner for client relations. The firm represented Rezko in several business matters before his conviction, but it couldn’t be determined whether Rezko remains a client.

The suit was filed about 18 months after Gregg Szilagyi was appointed bankruptcy trustee to liquidate Rezko’s assets. His work has been complicated by the fact that Rezko is in federal custody after being convicted in June 2008 of fraud and money laundering as part of a corruption probe into then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Rezko was a Blagojevich adviser and a major fundraiser.

While Rezko was on trial, a creditor who claims he was owed $18 million forced him into bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Carol Doyle later rejected Rezko’s motion to dismiss the bankruptcy case.

One of the first things Szilagyi did was investigate a $3.5 million wire transfer Rezko allegedly received after he was indicted in October 2006. The funds came from General Mediterranean Holding SA, a company controlled by Nadhmi Auchi of London, an Iraqi-born billionaire who has controlled banks, casinos, telecommunications companies and pharmaceutical firms across the globe.

Auchi bought about 15 Wisconsin pizzerias from Rezko, court records show, and took a stake in Rezko’s most ambitious real estate venture: his effort to develop a 62-acre site at Roosevelt Road and Clark Street.

That payment got Rezko’s bail revoked and landed him in jail in January 2008, just before his trial started, after he repeatedly told a federal judge that he had no access to overseas funds.

Szilagyi alleges Rezko directed one of his attorneys to transfer $1 million of the $3.5 million to Freeborn & Peters in early February 2008. The complaint also alleges Rezko sent a letter to Michael Kelly, a Freeborn partner, telling him to apply the $1 million to his outstanding legal fees.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0511-chicago-law-rezko-20100511,0,1542912.column

You remember Nadhmi Auchi.

  • Iraqi-born billionaire who was charged along with Saddam Hussein for conspiring to assassinate Prime minister (president) Abdul Karim Qasim and stood trial in 1959.
  • Protected secret money for Saddam Hussein AND Muammar al-Gaddafi.
  • Financially backed Saddam Hussein’s plan for a pipeline from Iraq to Saudi Arabia.
  • Moved to England after being expelled from France.
  • Rezko described his friendship with Auchi as “close”.
  • Attended a party in 2004 with Barack and Michelle Obama present.

US dollar, Dropped in oil trading?, October 6, 2009, Arab states, China, Russia, France, The demise of the dollar, New world order

From the United Kingdom Independent, October 6, 2009:

“The demise of the dollar”

“In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.

 Secret meetings have already been held by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil to work on the scheme, which will mean that oil will no longer be priced in dollars.

The plans, confirmed to The Independent by both Gulf Arab and Chinese banking sources in Hong Kong, may help to explain the sudden rise in gold prices, but it also augurs an extraordinary transition from dollar markets within nine years.”

“The decline of American economic power linked to the current global recession was implicitly acknowledged by the World Bank president Robert Zoellick. “One of the legacies of this crisis may be a recognition of changed economic power relations,” he said in Istanbul ahead of meetings this week of the IMF and World Bank. But it is China’s extraordinary new financial power – along with past anger among oil-producing and oil-consuming nations at America’s power to interfere in the international financial system – which has prompted the latest discussions involving the Gulf states.

Brazil has shown interest in collaborating in non-dollar oil payments, along with India. Indeed, China appears to be the most enthusiastic of all the financial powers involved, not least because of its enormous trade with the Middle East.

China imports 60 per cent of its oil, much of it from the Middle East and Russia. The Chinese have oil production concessions in Iraq – blocked by the US until this year – and since 2008 have held an $8bn agreement with Iran to develop refining capacity and gas resources. China has oil deals in Sudan (where it has substituted for US interests) and has been negotiating for oil concessions with Libya, where all such contracts are joint ventures.”

Read more:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/the-demise-of-the-dollar-1798175.html