May 30, 2006

Legal and Illegal

Are there still some immigrants out there that don't quite understand the difference between LEGAL and ILLEGAL?

If so, please check the actual meanings


Legal immigrants are lawful permanent residents of the United States.

Illegal immigration describes the long term shift of populations across national borders without complying with the legal requirements.

I am guessing that if you are NOT LAWFUL as an immigrant, then you are ILLEGAL. So, if I were to go across the border and NOT abide by the laws of the country I am in, I would be an illegal immigrant.
With that said, we have laws in place that name people crossing our borders illegally as criminals. Once a criminal you have little rights. Correct? Ok, so now we have people in the counrty illegally, hiding from the border patrol and INS and all of a sudden THEY want full right? Hmmmm......

If you are illegal try this or GO HOME. Or you can read this site for more information.

And why is that when immigrants come to the US, all they talk about is how good the country is they just came from, BUT they would never live there? I think we all have that feeling about where we live. "It's a great place to raise a family", but we want to be as far away as possible. Anyways, that is all.

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May 22, 2006

The Rev is In: I don't know what's worse....the smoking or the wannabe gangstas

The Rev is In: I don't know what's worse....the smoking or the wannabe gangstas

The "War on Drugs"

I ask myself this one simple question every time I read about a drug deal gone bad or a murder over drugs or anything of the like; "Is there really any 'war on drugs' in the US?"

It sure is hard to believe that this isn't something that could be stomped out as easy as offering the druggies arrested a free night at the local holiday in for giving up the guy who he buys the drugs from. Of course some might give in and other "smarter" druggies will not, but why does it seem that the USA has such a hard time dealing with drugs and drug dealers? Am I the only one that thinks the US is too easily forgiving about drugs because the drug trade employs A LOT of people in the USA that don't even USE drugs? How many jobs would be lost if there wasn't a single drug in the country? Yep, many.

On this website you can see all kinds of different information on the "War on Drugs". On this site it claims that the US spends about $600 per second in 2003 fighting the "war on drugs". How come it doesn't help anything? Are they spending the money to figure out how to get more drugs INTO the country or what? That is almost $19B right? Where is it all going? I think that if I had that kind of money for ONE YEAR I could make a bigger difference in the drug problems we have in this country today.

Anyone else have a comment or theory on why we ARE losing the "War on Drugs"?
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May 8, 2006

Legal Abortion vs Crime Rate

I know it doesn't look pretty, but would legalizing abortion help the crime rate drop?

The following statistic is from http://www.a1b2c3.com/drugs/gen008.htm
"1.7 million Americans are incarcerated in prisons or jails, more per capita than any other nation."

In the book, "Freakonomics" by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, has an interesting way of making it all sound like it would. In a round-a-bout way, they explain how, if abortion was legal, there may be less children born into unhappy homes, thus less criminals. I know it may be a little far fetched, but it certainly makes you think about it. When all you hear, in the media of course, is that criminals usually come from a broken home or the like, what else would you think? That's being pounded into everyones heads all the time. But what about Enron? They were criminals, did they all come from a broken home and did that impact their actions? Doubt it. It must just be violent criminals then, right?

More abortions, less crime. It sounds like it works, but we will never know it's direct impact.

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*this is not related to my opinion on abortion rights or the rights of a mother to be, just my opinion on that particular chapter in the book, "Freakonomics"

May 2, 2006

Oil Company Profits UP!

This is just a simple question:

If profits are UP, doesn't that mean that COST stays the SAME and SELLING PRICE increases?

If the cost to the oil company, why does the selling price keep going UP?? If I am wrong about this, please comment to straighten me out. It's just mind blowing that we have to read about those profits monthly or weekly and that it creates a confusion throughout the country about how prices go so high and the profits follow.

Does this make sense?

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NO kids Allowed!

A hotel owner in Austria has banned children from his hotel. But, dogs are ok. Does this mean dogs are more well behaved? Of course it does. "The owner of the Hotel Cortisen is tired of munchkins ruining his white leather couches with felt-tipped pens, it seems."

I guess I agree with the owner when he says his customers"… have a right to quiet and relaxation without the noise of children." And the story adds that "He places the blame on parents who ignore bad behavior". Well that is just part of a much larger growing epidemic that I may post about at another time.

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Kids miss school 'cause of gas prices?

Yeah, I just heard a news story where 3800 school children were of Friday and Yesterday because of "transportation cutbacks" within the school district.

I guess the fuel price problem is a lot bigger than some think. Although, the school system had a couple of snow days to cover the days off, what now when they are out of snow days? The price isn't going DOWN!

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May 1, 2006

One more thing....

.....they want equal rights for illegal immigrants?

I am not sure if this is an oxy moron or just plain "dumbing down america"!

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Excuse me? A day off to support the felons?

How can anyone make any sense out of staying home today (immigrants that is) to support the illegal immigrants in this country? ILLEGAL. They should be labeled felons, they are breaking the law. If you can't become a citizen in this country and fight for this country and under stand our language, you shouldn't be here. Ok, fine, we'll give you a time limit to learn all the things you need to know to pass the little test, but if you are too lazy to do it, then go back where you came from.

I don't understand, now listening to the news, how people can elect to stay home from work and production plants all over the country are closing in support of illegal immigrants working in those places ILLEGALLY. Yeah it's cheap labor, of course that makes your pretty little bottom line look even better. Just because your 100,000 dollar per year salary isn't affected doesn't mean it isn't affecting this economy. Unreal. I am not sure if people even realize what they are protesting anymore, or if it's more about maybe getting some TV time on the local news.

Welcome to America, legal citizens of course, all others need not apply.

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