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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsUltimately, guardsmen are not ideal for securing the borders, as they lack police powers and they are sorely needed elsewhere. But hiring and training some 6,000 new Border Patrol officers – as Bush has promised to do – will take time, and the border needs to be secured now. Using the Guard until more border agents are available is thus a good way to address the immediate crisis while the country develops an adequate force to protect the border in the future. In this age of terror, it is unacceptable to allow millions to enter the country anonymously and invisibly. We must know who is here and why. Securing our border is a simple matter of national security. It’s also a political prerequisite for moving forward with the rest of a comprehensive immigration-reform package. While many of the reform ideas Bush has pushed in the past – such as earned citizenship and a guest-worker program – have some merit, they were nonstarters absent a real plan to secure the border. Critics rightfully wanted to know that the federal government would, for once, be sincere about enforcing its own policies. New laws are no good if they are just as readily ignored as the old ones. Bush’s critics have long insisted that immigration reform must begin with enforcement, and he has wisely bowed to that reality. Equally wisely, however, is Bush’s recognition that enforcement alone is not the answer. Deporting millions of illegal immigrants who are already here – many of whom have American children – is not only impractical, but would have devastating social repercussions. And the only real way to reduce pressure on the border is to create a sane, reasonable way for honest foreign job-seekers to enter the country legally. This is why Congress must follow the president’s lead, and pass comprehensive reform. A plan that works will both secure the border and expand legal immigration, while creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who want to become law-abiding, taxpaying Americans. By securing the borders, Bush has taken the critical first step toward fixing America’s badly broken immigration system. But there is still much work to be done. Congress must step forward and do its part.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FOR two years, President George W. Bush has been talking about the need for “comprehensive” immigration reform – a plan that not only offers ample opportunity for decent and hard-working newcomers to enter America legally, but is tough and serious about securing our borders. On Monday night, he backed up his words with some much-needed action. With his pledge to put 6,000 National Guard troops on the porous Mexican border, Bush has demonstrated a crucial – albeit overdue – commitment to regaining control over who enters this country and when. The presence of the Guard at the border will have an impact on immigration much like the one that the presence of cops has on neighborhood crime. It sends the message that the authorities are in control. When police are around, crimes are prevented before they even occur; likewise, with stepped-up border enforcement, many who would have crossed into the country illegally now won’t even try. last_img

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first_img Projects Project Team:Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne Aurélie Louesdon (phase étude), Vincent Menuel (phase chantier)Consultant:EUCLID (BET tce) Isabelle Casalis (Economiste)Building Company:SAS STCE (Gros Œuvre) , BECI SA (Etanchéité), Espace Menuiserie (Menuiserie Extérieure), Metallerie Grillot (Métallerie), SAS Klein (Plomberie-Chauffage-Ventilation), SAS STCE (Electricité), , Menuiserie Nicolardot (Menuiseries intérieures), SARL Noireaut (Cloison doublage ), SARL Pascual (Rvts sols durs et souples), AUDAX- basic system (Parquet ), Bonglet SA (Peinture), SNEL(VRD), VDS Paysages (Espaces verts)Cost:1 895 000 €City:DijonCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Ateliers O-S ArchitectesText description provided by the architects. The project is a creation of 20 housing lots located in Dijon, including 14 flats and 6 town houses. It consists of a succession of small buildings and privates homes with surrounding fences and open spaces looking into interior gardens Save this picture!Courtesy of Ateliers O-S ArchitectesThis urban rhythm is strengthened by the recurrent use of stone. The general atmosphere of the street is strongly marked by the series of these mineral textures and the presence of abundant vegetation.Save this picture!Plan 1The implementation of the project creates a transition between the apartment building and the surrounding storied house. The 4-storey building is 14m wide along the main street and presents a succession of 2-storey houses inside the plot.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ateliers O-S ArchitectesThe project is divided into two distinctive entities: the first located along the street includes 14  flats in a collective housing building of 4  floors. In all the sizes of housing, each  at opens onto its surrounding environment and has multiple orientations (at least two). The stairwell has natural light with openings onto the façade. Save this picture!SectionThe second part of the project consists of 6 terrace townhouses organized onto 2 floors. Each house has a south-west facing garden.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ateliers O-S ArchitectesWe’ve proposed a façade building made of textured precast white concrete which offers a texture and color similar to the neighboring surrounding walls. On the upper  floors, the variation of concrete panels and openings form a simple and elegant pattern.The façades are load-bearing walls, designed and controlled ahead to manage the feasibility, the cost, the deadline and the quality of the concrete.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ateliers O-S ArchitectesProgram / Project EconomyThe type of housing ranges from two-roomed apartments to ve- roomed apartments. The houses areSave this picture!Courtesy of Ateliers O-S ArchitectesThis project has had a strong economic approach since the beginning. The prefabrication allowed us to offer high quality  finishing touches at a low price, such as wooden windows and wooden floors for the communal areas. We also develop the project on BIM software, allowing us to design the concrete panels and anticipate their imbrication.Save this picture!ViewThe gap between the building and the east limit of the site is a landscaped strip including the parking lots. The ground  floor contains the common areas (lobby, bicycle store, local trash).Save this picture!Courtesy of Ateliers O-S ArchitectesAlthough at the beginning, the project met with a cool “Not In My Backyard” reception from the local population, since the completion it has been gradually accepted and welcomed.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ateliers O-S ArchitectesProject gallerySee allShow lessCEBRA and SLA Design a School for The Sustainable City in DubaiUnbuilt ProjectAlejandro Zaera-Polo is Suing Princeton. Here’s Why That Matters for Architecture.Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:21000 Dijon, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Indiana Corn Checkoff Partnering to Increase Meat and Poultry Demand

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Corn Checkoff Partnering to Increase Meat and Poultry Demand Indiana Corn Checkoff Partnering to Increase Meat and Poultry Demand Facebook Twitter Indiana Corn Checkoff Partnering to Increase Meat and Poultry DemandRecent work funded by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council is paying dividends for not only Indiana corn growers, but the meat and poultry industries as well. Clinton County farmer and ICMC President Mike Beard says, “We have partnered up with the Poultry Export Council, we partnered up with the USMEF (U.S. Meat Export Federation) to fund programs that explore the opportunities for exports of meat and poultry. We’ve used checkoff funds to participate in in those programs, and we’ve seen them work. We’ve seen it work in Korea, Mexico, and Japan.”Beard noted that they will also be focusing in on Argentina after the announcement last week that they will welcome U.S. pork for the first time in over 25 years.He says that Indiana livestock is the number one consumer of Indiana corn, and it makes sense to help promote livestock exports to increase corn demand.“If the livestock are fed here at home it’s just more value added to the corn for us, the livestock for the producer, and then there’s those multiplier effects that go to the people work at processing plants. All the things that go down the line- transportation, logistics, all those kinds of things.”During 2017, USMEF invested resources to increase U.S. pork use directly through U.S. pork products, as well as U.S. pork used in further-processed South Korean products. Over the course of the promotional period, U.S. pork saw a 27 percent volume increase and a 33 percent value increase. Due to the increased significance of convenience products by single-income, two-income, and even previous cook-from-scratch households, USMEF began promoting U.S. pork products to fill the convenience gap. Promoting U.S. pork in expanded export markets equates to value not only for U.S. pork producers but corn growers as well.Click here for more information on the Indiana Corn Marketing Council’s partnership with USMEF to increase the demand for pork in South Korea. By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 18, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articlePlanting Date Not the Big Factor it Used to BeNext articlePlanting Dates and Indiana Corn Checkoff Update on the HAT Thursday Morning Edition Eric Pfeifferlast_img

Opinion: the Obamacare individual mandate and its inevitable end

first_imgReddIt Opinion: Why we should focus on America’s educational system What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Linkedin What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Facebook + posts Opinion: my thoughts after the Stoneman Douglas school shooting Molly Jenkins The key to approaching a controversial subject is to create space in a conversation that allows for growth, said a public policy mediator Monday night.Public policy mediator Susan Podziba’s speech revolved around her experience mediating talks between anti-abortion and abortion-rights activists in Massachusetts after shootings in two abortion clinics.Podziba said even though students don’t have the luxury of facilitated discussions to talk about abortion like she did, they still learn something from the dialogue. Linkedin Opinion: We need to stop defining politicians simply on their public speaking Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/center_img printTaxes are complicated. So, let me help you understand what the Obamacare, or Affordable Care Act (ACA), individual mandate is, what it isn’t and what it means now that it is repealed.My idea for this post came just a few days after the GOP’s passage of tax reform. Someone approached me and randomly asked my opinion on Obamacare. Not wanting to wade into the muddy topic with a stranger I changed the subject. The person continued to ramble on, ignoring my attempt to dodge the topic.“I am so mad,” he said. “Do you know what the Obamacare Individual Mandate is?”“Yes,” I replied.“It is horrible,” he said. “They repealed it in the tax bill and since they repealed it, it’s now legal for doctors to refuse to see patients.”Oh man. I suddenly realized how uneducated people were on what the Obamacare individual mandate was. While I can’t blame him, as the topic is complicated, his view of it was far from accurate.I attempted to explain to him what the individual mandate was; simply put: that Americans need to have health insurance or else pay a tax penalty. At the end of the discussion, he looked at me and said, “I think you are actually right,” and walked away. And that is where my idea for this post came about.The mandate, in my opinion, was perhaps one of the worst parts of the ACA. It essentially was an unfair tax on 6.5 million Americans who did not have health insurance.If it was so damaging, then why was it included in the first place?The idea behind the mandate was to encourage people to enroll in Obamacare, hopefully resulting in more healthy Americans having health insurance and thus balancing the cost of the unhealthy Americans in the same insurance pool. It was seen as the key to making Obamacare work – as it encouraged a population who might not otherwise choose to spend their money on health insurance to spend it.What happened instead was that the Americans who could not afford health insurance due to skyrocketing premiums were taxed by the IRS simply for not being able to afford insurance.There is also the counterargument made by many left-leaning politicians that repealing the mandate would result in 13 million more people uninsured. Let’s dig a bit deeper into those numbers. First, not all of those people would be without any healthcare coverage because they are on Medicaid or they could get insurance from their employer. Additionally, other healthy people would then turn to the private marketplace for insurance. Of course, because of the rising premiums, many in this group would choose not to buy health insurance. But, this is a free country and Americans should have the liberty to spend their money how they want, even if that means gambling on the fact that they won’t need health insurance. This choice is just as much their right as it is for someone in Las Vegas to gamble their money at a casino. Removing the individual mandate does not force people to become uninsured, it simply gives them the freedom to choose such a life.Ironically, while the individual mandate is one the most unpopular pieces of the ACA in the minds of conservatives, it was originally a conservative idea. Conservatives pushed for it in response to President Bill Clinton’s 1993 attempt at a health care plan and was a part of Governor Mitt Romney’s 2006 health plan for Massachusetts.If you ask me, the individual mandate did not help anyone. The population of Americans that need the most assistance and financial support were the ones that were being hurt by this tax, only pushing them farther into a financial crisis.The mandate was recently repealed by the GOP’s tax reform bill.Repealing the mandate in no way, shape or form makes it legal for physicians to refuse health care services to people (as the stranger who approached me believed). All that repealing the mandate did was eliminate an unfair tax on Americans who could not afford health insurance.The new tax bill, while repealing the individual mandate, still allows people to keep Obamacare if they wish. I could go on about the whats and whys of the tax bill but that is for another time and place.The bottom line is the repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate stops the IRS’s unfair tax on millions of Americans. And in my opinion, that is a win for everyone. Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Previous articleThe Skiff: January 25, 2018Next articleThe definitely not a drinking game to the SOTU Molly Jenkins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSAffordable Care ActhealthcareObamacare ReddIt Opinion: Why Beto O’Rourke’s campaign will end like Hillary Clinton’s Facebook Twitter Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Molly Jenkins is the Associate Editor of the Skiff. She is a junior journalism major and nutrition minor from Portland, Oregon. The thing she misses the most from Oregon are Por Que No?’s Tacos. Twitterlast_img

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