‘Catch-and-Release’ for Illegals: Obama to Seek Detention Centers Costing Taxpayers Over $2 Billion to Deal with Illegal Surge on Border

President Barack Obama seeks more than $2 billion of US taxpayers to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas and ask for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while traveling without their parents. With Obama looking to Congress for help with…

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Are You Ready? Disaster can strike quickly and without warning, sometimes isolating entire neighborhoods. As Hurricane Katrina reminded us, neighbors may need to rely on each other and their own resources for several days before help arrives. Authorities strongly urge each family to be self-sustaining for at least five days. Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a…

California: $200 Million In Fees For Wildfire ‘State Responsibility Area’ (SRA)

As firefighters bravely fought fires throughout Southern California, many taxpayers were receiving a third round of “Fire Prevention Fee” bills. Given the raging fires, one might think the revenue raised would be used to help pay for hoses, trucks and planes — anything to aid the fire suppression effort. Think again! State Responsibility Area (SRA)…

Californians Want to Fix the Drought—Without Spending Any Money

Californians agree their state’s drought is a big problem, but they’re not enthused about spending money to alleviate it. That’s one of the takeaways from a just-released University of Southern California/Los Angeles Times poll. Some other findings: Big problem, getting bigger Just prior to California’s last gubernatorial election in November 2010, 46 percent of voters…

Welcome To The New Age of Robotics

iRobot Corporation: Robots that Make a Difference iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. iRobot was founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists with the vision of making practical robots a reality. In 2013, iRobot generated $487 million in revenue and employed more than 500 of the robot industry’s top professionals,…