I met my wife in late 1999 when she was still in grad school and after dating for a few months we made a trip to Montreal to meet her parents (Gulp!). Back then, this Navy brat had seen a good chunk of the world – from the Pacific NW to Florida to Hawaii to VA and Cali of course, and I keep threatening to write a book about our 32 months at Subic Bay.
One has to wonder why Russia would go to the trouble of using military force against Sweden?
Norway and Denmark are bordering or are a stone's throw (or skip) across the Baltic water, and I'd like to know how such an invasion or attack to acquire a strategic Swedish island (why else?) would not inevitably drag Norway, Denmark and NATO (meaning the US) right into the mess.Read more
Erdogan is one of those type dictators that screams a lot and does anything he wants until he is stopped.
About the recent diplomatic row in the Netherlands: Turkish officials tried to enter and reach the Consulate after being warned not to come. Basically they were "persona non grata".
No sovereign country is obliged to let some official enter their territory, the rules for diplomatic immunity only apply for those diplomats already inside.Read more
I have an old-fashioned belief in the assimilation model. Which means you keep some of your original culture and celebrate it, if you want, but you also become part of the society of your new country. It's that I don't see happening very much.
I mostly see new Hispanic immigrants recreating their old society here. I don't think multi-culti, balkanized populations are good for any country. These immigrants aren't really immigrants, but rather ex pats.Read more
Globalization was all well and good when it was about expanding economic opportunities, setting up factories and businesses with desperately needed jobs in places that had no other economic options to join the global marketplace.
The downside was yes, this cost some jobs at home, but this was somewhat mollified by understanding that the dollars per day those companies were paying the new workers was economically transforming in those areas.Read more
If you review the actual text of the executive order (copied below in full) what you will immediately notice is the order doesn’t specify ANY countries to be included in the Visa suspension (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen).
President Trump is not suspending visas from countries his team selected, they are simply suspending visa approval from countries President Obama selected.Read more
You're going to live to regret that braggadocio. Yes, Obama has been bragging about 2 Million deportations a year, failing to mention the one key fact that he changed 'deportation' to include those turned away at the border without entering. It's kind of like the grade inflation he took advantage of while he was @ Harvard.
The problem for you and the Progs is now the very publicized benchmark is 2 million deportations a year. When Trump deports 2 million a year "exclusive" of those turned away at the border, you'll have nobody to squawk to except those in your little echo chamber.Read more
Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, this should be of great interest to you! This is only one State... If this doesn't open your eyes, nothing will! From the L.A. Times.
1. 40% of all workers in LA County (10.2 million people) are working for cash; and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card. (Donald Trump was right)
2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.Read more
Everyone is worrying about the color the trim on the house should be painted when the problem is in the basement. When we call someone an illegal, in the big picture we are so wrong.
It is an administrative rule violation to cross our border without permission but not a crime.
Congress needs to pass a law making it a crime, with punishment, if you enter the US without papers or through a controlled entry point.Read more
Donald Trump was recently criticized for suggesting that the U.S. should limit or temporarily suspend the immigration of certain ethnic groups nationalities, and even people of certain religions (Muslims) the criticisms condemned such a suggestion as, among other things, being Un- American", dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous and racist
The McCarran-Walter Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 was meant to exclude certain immigrants from immigrating to America, post World War II and in the early Cold War.Read more