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By Giff Johnson ,AFP March2,2014,12:11amTWN

Part of the intense Cold War nuclear arms race, the 15-megaton Bravo test on March 1, 1954 was a thousand times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

It vaporized one island and exposed thousands in the surrounding area to radioactive fallout.

As those who remembered that terrifying day gathered in the Marshall Islands’ capital of Majuro, along with younger generations, to commemorate the anniversary, many exiles refused to go back to the zones that were contaminated, despite U.S. safety assurances.

I won’t move there, Evelyn Ralpho-Jeadrik, 33, said of her home atoll, Rongelap, which was engulfed in a snowstorm of fallout from Bravo and evacuated two days after the test. I do not believe it’s safe and I don’t want to put my children at risk.

People returned to live on Rongelap in 1957 but fled again in 1985 amid fears, later proved correct, about residual radiation.

One of the more than 60 islands in Rongelap has been cleaned up as part of a US-funded $45 million program, but Ralpho-Jeadrik said she has no intention of going back.

I will be forever fearful. The U.S. told my mother it was safe and they returned to Rongelap only to be contaminated again, she said.

It is not just their homes which have been lost, said Lani Kramer, 42, a councilwoman in Bikini’s local government, but an entire swathe of the islands’ culture.

As a result of being displaced, we’ve lost our cultural heritage our traditional customs and skills, which for thousands of years were passed down from generation to generation, she said.

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Accommodating chronic and debilitating pain patients across the nation, PRP411.com has become known as America’s first prolotherapy online search-and-booking platform. Constructed specifically to attend to the massive influx of patients seeking reputable regenerative medicine practices, the company has solidified its name as a bona fide Internet portal for many of the country’s prolotherapy patients who are seeking a non-invasive healing treatment such as platelet-rich plasma injections. Already featuring a comprehensive list of high-standing PRP doctors situated throughout the United States, the doctor network at PRP411.com is comprised of practitioners who are looking to help Colorado pain patients organize a personalized pain management plan that is custom-tailored to personal necessity. The company has now turned its eyes to the Centennial State in hopes of gathering up as many Colorado prolotherapy doctors as humanly possible.

An alternative remedy choice of some of Hollywood’s most notorious celebrities and athletes, platelet-rich plasma therapy has become one of the most effective choices of healing that Colorado patients utilize to recover from an injury. In fact, this regenerative medicine treatment greatly differentiates from many other forms of treatment. Unlike traditional, surgical pain treatments, PRP features a non-invasive procedure that will accelerate the healing response within the body of a patient. The body’s mending process is essential in helping maintain order to help heal or reduce symptoms of various types of debilitating injuries. Colorado PRP patients will be happy to know that PRP411.com is working around the clock to find reputable prolotherapy doctors who support and practice this form of treatment in Colorado.

Without feeling obligated to spend any time in a hospital-based setting, platelet-rich plasma therapy patients are able recover from a procedure in little to no time. Being situated for an extended period of time in an uncomfortable setting is not something that patients look forward to, but luckily this is a form of blood injections that allow a patient to go back home and relax. Additionally, an administration of a platelet-rich plasma injection is able to take place right in any Colorado prolotherapy doctor’s office, an out-patient process that features the blood sample of a patient being placed into a centrifuge that separates the blood into distinct components.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is an exceptional choice for any Colorado pain patients who sick and tired of having to deal with the disruption of daily activities due to complications. With the efficiency of a surgical procedure, yet performed in half of the time, a PRP injection greatly enhances the body’s ability to ambulate immediately after being administered platelet-rich plasma. Patients located in the state of Colorado are asked to inquire about this unique form of regenerative medicine, as it provides many benefits that could improve the lives of those who desire wellness. Patients who are typically seeking this form of treatment have been diagnosed with conditions involving the knees, shoulders, hips and spine, rotator cuff tears, chronic plantar fasciitis, anterior cruciate ligament injuries.

Paving the way for regenerative healthcare in the Centennial State, platelet-rich plasma injections are the go-to solution if other traditional remedies have not provided beneficial results. Evidently enough, there is a massive influx of patients in Colorado who are seeking platelet-rich plasma treatment. PRP411 is in great need of more doctors to satisfy this great state’s influx of patients willing to utilize PRP.

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One of the main problems with an unremittingly hostile view of government held by many associated with the tea party, libertarianism and constitutionalism is that it obscures and undermines the social contributions of a truly conservative vision of government.

Politics requires a guiding principle of public action. For popular liberalism, it is often the rule of good intentions: If it sounds good, do it. Social problems can be solved by compassionate, efficient regulation and bureaucratic management which is seldom efficient and invites unintended consequences in complex, unmanageable systems (say, the one-sixth of the U.S. economy devoted to health care). The signal light for government intervention is stuck on green.

For libertarians and their ideological relatives, the guiding principle is the maximization of individual liberty. It is a theory of government consisting mainly of limits and boundaries. The light is almost always red.

Conservatism offers a different principle of public action though a bit more difficult to explain than go or stop. In the traditional conservative view, individual liberty is ennobled and ordered within social institutions families, religious communities, neighborhoods, voluntary associations, local governments and nations. The success of individuals is tied to the health of these institutions, which prepare them for the responsible exercise of freedom and the duties of citizenship.

This is a limiting principle: Higher levels of government should show deference to private associations and local institutions. But this is also a guide to appropriate governmental action needed when local and private institutions are enervated or insufficient in scale to achieve the public good.

So conservatism is a governing vision that allows for a yellow light: careful, measured public interventions to encourage the health of civil society. There are no simple rules here. Some communities disproportionately affected by family breakdown, community chaos or damaging economic trends will need more active help. But government should, as the first resort, set the table for private action and private institutions creating a context in which civil society can flourish.

This goal has moral and cultural implications. Government has a necessary (if limited) role in reinforcing the social norms and expectations that make the work of civic institutions both possible and easier. Some forms of liberty say, the freedom to destroy oneself with hard drugs or to exploit men and women in the sex trade not only degrade human nature but damage and undermine families and communities and ultimately deprive the nation of competent, self-governing citizens.

But conservatives also need to take seriously the economic implications of this governing vision. Just as citizens must be prepared for the exercise of liberty, individuals must be given the skills and values human capital that will allow them to succeed in a free economy.

This is the essence of equal opportunity. But it is not a natural social condition. And many conservatives have failed to recognize the extent to which this defining American promise has been hollowed out.

Economic mobility is stalled for many poorer Americans, resulting in persistent, intergenerational inequality. This problem is more complex than an income gap. It involves wide disparities in parental time and investment, in community involvement and in academic accomplishment. These are traceable to a number of factors that defy easy ideological categorization, including the collapse of working-class families and the flight of decent blue-collar jobs.

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WASHINGTON One of the main problems with an unremittingly hostile view of government held by many associated with the tea party, libertarianism and constitutionalism is that it obscures and undermines the social contributions of a truly conservative vision of government.

Politics requires a guiding principle of public action. For popular liberalism, it is often the rule of good intentions: If it sounds good, do it. Social problems can be solved by compassionate, efficient regulation and bureaucratic management which is seldom efficient and invites unintended consequences in complex, unmanageable systems (say, the one-sixth of the U.S. economy devoted to health care). The signal light for government intervention is stuck on green.

For libertarians and their ideological relatives, the guiding principle is the maximization of individual liberty. It is a theory of government consisting mainly of limits and boundaries. The light is almost always red.

Conservatism (as my co-author Peter Wehner and I explain in our recent National Affairs essay, A Conservative Vision of Government) offers a different principle of public action though a bit more difficult to explain than go or stop.

In the traditional conservative view, individual liberty is ennobled and ordered within social institutions families, religious communities, neighborhoods, voluntary associations, local governments and nations. The success of individuals is tied to the health of these institutions, which prepare them for the responsible exercise of freedom and the duties of citizenship.

This is a limiting principle: Higher levels of government should show deference to private associations and local institutions. But this is also a guide to appropriate governmental action needed when local and private institutions are enervated or insufficient in scale to achieve the public good.

So conservatism is a governing vision that allows for a yellow light: careful, measured public interventions to encourage the health of civil society.

There are no simple rules here. Some communities disproportionately affected by family breakdown, community chaos or damaging economic trends will need more active help. But government should, as the first resort, set the table for private action and private institutions creating a context in which civil society can flourish.

This goal has moral and cultural implications. Government has a necessary (if limited) role in reinforcing the social norms and expectations that make the work of civic institutions both possible and easier. Some forms of liberty say, the freedom to destroy oneself with hard drugs or to exploit other men and women in the sex trade not only degrade human nature but damage and undermine families and communities and ultimately deprive the nation of competent, self-governing citizens.

(The principle applies, more mildly, to softer drugs. By what governing theory did the citizens of Colorado surveying the challenges of global economic competition, educational mediocrity and unhealthy lifestyles decide that the answer is the proliferation of stoners?)

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SEO marketing finally matured in 2013. With more than 500 algorithm changes a year, keeping pace with innovation was a source of confusion and frustration for some people, yet provided great clarity for others.

The rapid pace of change in our market, fueled by the convergence of earned, owned, and paid media has meant that the traditional SEO mindset moved from keyword-centric methodologies toward new content-centric, and key revenue based strategies.

Google’s move to make 100 percent of search keyword data “(not provided)” in September finally forced SEO marketers to rethink their strategies. Some people failed to identify trends, and struggled to adapt, while others took a giant innovative leap into the world of secure search.

In 2014 we’ll see a new content and page-centric SEO workflow form the backbone of, what I like to call, a new “Secure Search Manifesto.” This new manifesto allows you to actually match your SEO and content marketing strategies to measurable business outcomes.

SEO changed forever in 2013. The evolution of SEO and the focus on content started a long time ago. Google’s Hummingbird update “rubber stamped” the essential need to focus on quality content marketing and, in conjunction, secure search did the same with regard to “adapt or die” pure keyword rank checking philosophies.

Google began giving SEO marketers signals about how their model and algorithms would change in 2011. Panda and Penguin gave clear signals on the shift to content and relevancy and the removal of “black hat” strategies. The gradual rise in the number of keywords “(not provided)” signaled an impending paradigm shift in the keyword model market to a content-centric model.

In September 2013 marketers witnessed the single biggest change to happen in this industry since the introduction of off-page factors and backlinks. Secure search ensured that adapting to change was no longer an option but a necessity.

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The word tattoo originated in Polynesia, and its best artists come from Fatu Hiva. In fact, Captain James Cook brought the Polynesian art form to the West after he and other explorers were influenced by the traditional tattoos they saw in the Marquesas. With its own high peaks, Maupiti is like a mini Bora Bora, without all the glitz. Its five islets are perfect for boat rides and beachside picnics. Mount Teurufaaitu is the highest point on the island, with incredible views of Raiatea, Bora Bora and Taha’a.

Taha’a

Rangiroa

Fatu Hiva

Moorea

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Nuku Hiva

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LONG BRANCH Beachgoers will enjoy an extra six days on city beaches this summer since the City Council voted to extend lifeguard staffing until Sept. 8.

During the Aug. 27 workshop meeting, Business Administrator Howard Woolley Jr. suggested keeping the beaches open past the traditional Labor Day deadline because Long Branch public school classes will not begin until Sept. 9.

If it continues to be nice, kids arent going to be in school and they are all going to be on the beach anyway. So it seems that the intelligent move is to staff [the beach], he said.

Woolley said the extra days would come with a cost paying salaries for ticket-takers to check or sell badges and that there are funds to cover that expenditure.

We might have enough money in the salary account to operate for the four weekdays and the two weekend days, he said.

During the meeting, the council approved a resolution extending the beach operation for the six days following Labor Day.

Beach Manager Dan George said during the workshop that not all of the citys 15 beaches would remain open all six days. He said the decision about which beaches will be open would be made on a daily basis, based on staffing and weather.

George estimated that about $1,000 in the salary account could cover the cost of the extra days.

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[With permission of SCOTUSBlog, I am cross-posting my analysis of today's Windsor DOMA decision, Federalism Marries Liberty in the DOM Decision. Other essays have or will be posted byWilliam Duncan Marriage Family Law Foundation,Larry Tribe Harvard Law School,Suzanne Goldberg Columbia Law School,Helen Alvare George Mason University School of Law,Gerard Bradley Notre Dame Law School,John Eastman Chapman University School of Law,Eric Restuccia and Aaron Lindstrom Michigan Solicitor Generals Office,Steve Sanders Indiana University Maurer School of Law, andPaul Smith Jenner & Block.]

Because the logic of Justice Kennedys opinion for the majority inWindsoris novel, it is likely to confuse observers as it seems to have confused the dissenters. So in this post, I want to lay bare this logic, by explaining how it resembles, but also differs from, the federalism argument we made in our Federalism Scholarsamicus brief(cited by the Court at page 23).

In our brief, we contended that DOMA was unconstitutional because (a) Congress had no enumerated power to regulate or defend marriage by imposing its definition on the states, and (b) DOMA was not necessary and proper for carrying into execution any of its enumerated powers. By operating in so sweeping and undiscriminating a manner, DOMA was exceeded its enumerated powers by enacting a law that by design interfered with the operation of the traditional state regulation of marriage. But overlooked in debates about our argument, we also made this federalism claim in the context of equal protection: (c) DOMAs sweeping and indiscriminate application to over a thousand federal statutes could not passanylevel of equal protection scrutiny, even the most deferential, because Congress failed to identify afederal interestwhy each of these disparate federal laws should not track state laws defining marriage, as had previously been the case.

In his opinion for the Court, Justice Kennedy employed much of this federalism logic, but with a significant twist that converted it from an enumerated powers into a liberty argument. In brief, he used the interference with the traditional province of states to regulate marriage to justify heightened scrutiny under the Fifth Amendments Due Process Clause. Here is the logic of his opinion:

In short, under Justice Kennedys reasoning,it is the fact that states have recognized same-sex marriagethat gives rise to heightened judicial scrutiny (Herethe States decision to give this class of persons the right to marryconferred upon them a dignity and status of immense import. (emphasis added) [18]). In essence, state law is being used to identify a protected liberty or right within its borders against a federal statute. Although this converted our enumerated powers argument into a protection of individual rights, at the same time, it both relied on and preserved the states prerogatives to define and protect liberty.

What makes this form of reasoning novel is that a states exercise of its police powers to identify a right has not previously been used to justify heightened Due Process or Equal Protection clause scrutiny (although something like this was hinted at by Justice Kennedys allusion inLawrenceto an emerging consensus among the states concerning antisodomy laws). In the past, the judicial protection of federalism was considered to be an issue that is doctrinally separate from that of due process or equal protection. First, ask whether a law is within the power of Congress to enact? Second, if so, ask whether it violates the constraints of the Fifth or Fourteenth Amendments? Under the second inquiry, heightened Due Process Clause scrutiny only occurs when a liberty that is deemed to be a fundamental right is being restricted; heightened Equal Protection Clause scrutiny only occurs when legislation employs a suspect classification like race or gender.

Here the Court transcends this doctrinal line by usingstate lawsto identify an individuals liberty interest that justifies subjecting afederal lawto heightened scrutiny. This is not how the doctrine has previously worked. Why the innovation?

To date, the Court has not recognized homosexual relations as a fundamental right, or homosexuality as a suspect classification. Taking either step inWindsorwould have resulted in a so-called fifty-state solution that would mandate same-sex marriage for every state. So what the majority does instead is identify a new trigger for heightened scrutiny: interfering with an interest in onesstate-recognizedmarriage. In this way, the federalism concerns expressed on pages 17-19 are as essential to its due process/equal protection reasoning as they were to Justice Roberts adoption of a saving construction inNFIB v Sebelius.

This should come as no surprise, given that Justice Kennedy was the swing vote. But it is noteworthy that the four liberal justices signed onto this federalism-laden analysis without the usual concurring opinion asserting, say, a traditional equal protection rationale for requiring the recognition by all states of same-sex marriages. Perhaps they figure, as Justice Scalia speculates, that there is more than enough in the majority opinion about animus to assist such challenges to state laws in the future. Or perhaps if enough states recognize same-sex marriage we will see the emerging awareness rationale ofLawrence v. Texasemerge once again.

By adopting this federalism approach to identifying protected liberty, however, states remain free to continue deciding the marriage question. Of course, this assumes that what the Court today says about the irrationality of DOMA at the federal level is not used to undermine the constitutionality of refusals to recognize same-sex marriage by states as Justice Scalia predicts will flow from the majoritys reasoning.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Freedom Child easily won the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes, the traditional prep race for the Belmont Stakes, by 13 lengths in the slop on Saturday at Belmont Park

“Hopefully, this might lead us to the Belmont,” said trainer Tom Albertrani said.

Freedom Child lost his shot at the Kentucky Derby after a disastrous break in Aqueduct’s Wood Memorial, where the stewards ruled he did not get a fair start.

“We thought we were set to run well in the Wood; we just had a little bit of bad luck,” said Terry Finley, president of part owner West Point Thoroughbreds. “The next day, we put a circle around the Peter Pan.”

Freedom Child made the wait worthwhile.

After a sluggish start, Luis Saez hustled Freedom Child to the front and the outcome was never in doubt the rest of the way.

Freedom Child paid $9.20, $5.80 and $5.10 for his second win in six starts. The time was 1:49.09 for the 1 1-8 miles.

Saint Vigeur was a distant second, returning $6.90 and $5.40. Go Get the Basil paid $8.60 to show.

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“Voters despise government officials who get in bed with corporations. But what about corporations who cozy up to government? Are companies who use cronyism to grow their profit acting unethically?

The question makes some free-marketers uneasy. After all, we not only tolerate the fierce pursuit of profit, but also we defend it against taxes and heavy-handed regulation. Milton Friedman famously said, ‘The social responsibility of business is to increase its profits.’

But in the age of crony capitalism, libertarians must declare that some means of pursuing profit are immoral and call on executives to reject them. This would create a positive case for capitalism arguing that the pursuit of profit, in the context of fair and open competition, helps the whole society. The new corporate social responsibility, redefined for libertarians, must stand athwart crony corporatism yelling ‘stop.’”

Lest his readers underestimate the influence and scope of crony capitalism, Carney provides a thumbnail sketch of the practice in action over the last decade. Seeing our government’s extensive network of corporate welfare laid out in black and white is sobering, to say the least:

“The 2005 and 2007 energy bills required drivers to buy ethanol, created a government loan-guarantee program for private sector green-energy projects, and effectively outlawed the traditional incandescent light bulb. . . . Then, 2008 saw an avalanche of corporate bailouts: Bear Stearns, AIG, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Then the TARP bailed out all of Wall Street, and later General Motors and Chrysler.

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Obama came to power in 2009 and signed an $800 billion stimulus bill supported by the Chamber of Commerce and loaded with goodies for the likes of Google and Solyndra. Obama pushed cap-and-trade with the support of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, a corporate coalition led by GE, which had set up a business to create and trade greenhouse-gas credits.

In June 2009, Obama signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, a regulatory measure that Philip Morris supported and reportedly helped write. . . . The drug lobby wrote significant parts of Obamacare, and the hospital lobby liked the bill enough to file an amicus curiae brief with the Court defending the law from its challenge by states and the small business lobby.

Boeing and the Chamber of Commerce launched a full-court lobbying push in 2011 to save and expand the Export-Import Bank, the government agency Obama loves using to subsidize U.S. Exports including lots of Boeing jets. In a lesser-known case of regulatory profiteering, Obama hired H&R Block’s CEO to a top position at the IRS, where he crafted new regulations on tax preparers rules which H&R Block supported and small tax preparers sued to overturn.”

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Pat Robertson continues his reign as conductor of the crazy train with his latest 700 Club commentary about marriage equality.

In acircuitouslittle statement about the French Revolution, the Illuminati and history repeating itself, Robertson segued his ramblings to gay marriage, asking viewers if equal rights advocates are really just about marriage, or if their motives go far beyond that: to destroying the traditional family and building a country without God?

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Local SEO is probably one of the toughest on-line marketing strategies to implement. This is partly because of Googles strict local algorithm, which takes into account several factors. Long gone are the days where you could build a large amount of links and expect your local business to rank on the first page. Link building is one of multiple factors that Google takes into consideration when placing you on the coveted first page of a local search result (7 Pack). The purpose of this article is to provide readers with quick action steps on how to place your local business at the top of the local SERPS (search engine results page).

Step 1

Check and see if your target keywords trigger the local algorithm (see image below). Generally speaking,key phrasecombinations like city + keyword triggers a local search result (7 pack). There are still many services which do not trigger the 7 pack. If your local business is such a service, then this would make ranking a lot easier as it would rely more on the traditional SEO strategy of relevant link building versus a more localized SEO strategy (directories and citations).

Step 2

One of the critical steps in local search is determining where your business is geographically located. And it goes without saying, its always easier to rank in your local city. This is because the local Google algorithm will always give preference to businesses located within a geographical boundary (city). On-line marketers call this the centroid bias. This basically translates into Google giving preference to businesses located closest to the downtown area of a city. So if you are trying to rank for Dallas hair salons then those salons located closest to the downtown area will be given preference, all other things being equal. So if your business is located outside a metropolitan area, then ranking for that city may be a daunting task (even impossible for competitive niches).

Step 3

Next, determine how competitive your niche is. Take the first business that is ranking #1 in the 7 pack. Now copy the name, address and phone of this result and place quotation marks around it. For example, XYZ business 1225 Saint Regis Drive Houston, Texas 972-781-5656. See image below for any example. Make sure you copy the NAP exactly as its displayed in the 7 pack. Now put this in a Google search with quotation marks and see how many results show up. This will give you an approximate idea as to how many directories and citations you will need to outrank the top listing in the 7 pack. Repeat this process for the lowest ranked business in the 7-pack. Write down the number of results that Google shows. Now repeat the same process for your own business NAP. Your results would have to beat the lowest ranked business in the 7-pack to be included. Obviously, the quality of your backlink profile, customer reviews and various additional factors will come into play. This method is simply to gauge how much effort will be required to be included in the 7-pack.

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OXON HILL, Maryland (Reuters) – The Republican Party heard contrasting messages on Thursday about how to recover from last year’s election defeats as two possible contenders for the next presidential campaign in 2016 brandished their conservative credentials.

Addressing a high-profile conference of party activists, Florida Senator Marco Rubio laid out a traditional social conservative agenda and criticized same-sex marriage.

Senator Rand Paul urged Republicans to embrace libertarianism and warned that the “moss-covered” party was turning off young voters who want to decriminalize marijuana.

Son of three-time White House candidate Ron Paul, the Kentucky senator is seen by old-guard Republicans like Senator John McCain as an unstable nonconformist on domestic issues and too isolationist on foreign policy.

Fiscal conservative Rubio is closer to the Republican establishment, which is eager to flaunt his Hispanic credentials to help win back Latino voters who overwhelmingly picked President Barack Obama over Republican Mitt Romney in November’s election.

Rubio threw red meat to the Conservative Political Action Conference held just south of Washington, an annual gathering where the party often sizes up early presidential hopefuls.

“Just because I believe that states should have the right to define marriage in the traditional way does not make me a bigot. Just because we believe that life – all life, all human life – is worthy of protection at every stage of its development does not make you a chauvinist,” the 41-year-old Cuban-American said.

Perhaps concerned about adverse reaction from conservatives, Rubio did not highlight the issue with which he is most associated in Washington: immigration reform.

The Florida lawmaker is one of eight senators from both parties who are working on legislation that could eventually give the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country a path to citizenship, something opposed by many on the right wing of the Republican Party.

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OXON HILL, Maryland (Reuters) – The Republican Party heard contrasting messages on Thursday about how to recover from last year’s election defeats as two possible contenders for the next presidential campaign in 2016 brandished their conservative credentials.

Addressing a high-profile conference of party activists, Florida Senator Marco Rubio laid out a traditional social conservative agenda and criticized same-sex marriage.

Senator Rand Paul urged Republicans to embrace libertarianism and warned that the “moss-covered” party was turning off young voters who want to decriminalize marijuana.

Son of three-time White House candidate Ron Paul, the Kentucky senator is seen by old-guard Republicans like Senator John McCain as an unstable nonconformist on domestic issues and too isolationist on foreign policy.

Fiscal conservative Rubio is closer to the Republican establishment, which is eager to flaunt his Hispanic credentials to help win back Latino voters who overwhelmingly picked President Barack Obama over Republican Mitt Romney in November’s election.

Rubio threw red meat to the Conservative Political Action Conference held just south of Washington, an annual gathering where the party often sizes up early presidential hopefuls.

“Just because I believe that states should have the right to define marriage in the traditional way does not make me a bigot. Just because we believe that life – all life, all human life – is worthy of protection at every stage of its development does not make you a chauvinist,” the 41-year-old Cuban-American said.

Perhaps concerned about adverse reaction from conservatives, Rubio did not highlight the issue with which he is most associated in Washington: immigration reform.

The Florida lawmaker is one of eight senators from both parties who are working on legislation that could eventually give the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country a path to citizenship, something opposed by many on the right wing of the Republican Party.

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TRADITIONAL insurers are no longer just competing with each other, but also with cellphone and fashion retailers with licences to sell insurance, Liberty Retail CEO Steven Braudo said on Friday.

This has prompted Liberty to improve its systems aimed at signing up and retaining quality customers.

Liberty was now in a better position to retain its clients and sell insurance policies that last longer, with consistent premium payments, Mr Braudo said.

Liberty Retail, whose products include life, disability insurance and retirement cover, is core to the Liberty Group, contributing more than a third in group earnings last year.

To drive up business, the division has introduced IT systems which can assess, over a long time, the quality of business that brokers bring to Liberty.

Mr Braudo and his colleagues said the systems help the division to retain the best brokers and let go of those who sign up poor business.

One of the systems is aimed at underwriting business quickly by reducing the time it takes to sign up a client to about two-and-a-half hours, compared to 5-10 days through the traditional method.

This has helped reduce the amount of business that ends up not been written because of a client changing their mind.

Liberty said the average of policies not taken up had come down to 17% from about 20%.

Liberty has also built up a customer defence team which now retains 1,400 policies per month. As part of its retention strategy, last year the insurer launched a rewards programme.

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THE ILLUMINATI MILLENNIUM RITUALS interveiw with “Arizona Wilder “
BY DAVID ICKE : ” revolations of a mother goddess ” Arizona Wilder conducted human sacrifice rituals for the Illuminati elite for decades. These included the British Royal Family, George Bush, Henry Kissinger, and a stream of world famous names revealed in “The Biggest Secret” and the video, “Revelations of a Mother Goddess”, Since she escaped from her mind controlled confinement, she has dedicated herself to exposing what is happening. I received this letter from her dated May 25th 1999 in which she details the key points in the Illuminati ritual programme running up to the Millennium. I should emphasize a few things for those who have not read “The Biggest Secret.” The Illuminati, the clique which control the direction of the world, are genetic hybrids, the result of interbreeding between a reptilian extraterrestrial race and humanity many thousands of years ago. The centre of power is not even in this dimension — it is in the lower fourth dimension, the lower astral as many people call it, the traditional home for the “demons” of folklore and myth. These fourth dimensional reptilian entities work through these hybrid bloodlines because they have a vibrational compatibility with each other. This is why the European royal and aristocratic families have interbred so obsessively, as do the so called Eastern Establishment families of the United States which produce the leaders of America. Every presidential election since and including George Washington in 1789 has been …

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Solomon Islands Students in Taiwan performing some Traditional dances

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