Thursday, November 08, 2012
Inspire Speakers Series
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Join Phipps and Green Building Alliance (GBA) on the second Thursday of each month to hear from local and national sustainability experts as a participant in the Inspire Speakers Series. Special guests for the Nov. 8 talk are Bill Reed (nationally recognized consultant and lecturer; president, Integrative Design Collaborative) and Joel Glanzberg (acclaimed author and educator; cofounder and director, Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute). Refreshments will be provided and registrants are invited to tour Phipps one hour before the start of the talk. Registration required through GBA. Register online at www.go-gba.org/inspirespeakersseries
Senior Obama Administration officials said the legal justification for President Barack Obama's plan for millions of illegal immigrants was based on the principle of prosecutorial discretion; there are insufficient resources to target all 11.3 million illegal immigrants, so the administration can assert priorities. Republicans criticized the move as Presidential overreach. Senator Mitch McConnell says, "The action he's proposed would ignore the law, would reject the voice of the voters, and would impose new unfairness on law-abiding immigrants - all without solving the problem."
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