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Re: South of the Border

Postby surfsteve » Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:24 pm

This video is saying that congress has already appropriated money to build the wall under the Bush administration that was never implemented and that it's finally going to get done. But that's not what Donald promised. What the video ignores is who is going to pay for the wall. Trump promised Mexico would pay for the wall; not the United States!

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Re: South of the Border

Postby dzrtdwg » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:31 pm

surfsteve: Just because we pay for it up front doesn't mean that Mexico can't pay us back later! :thumb:
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Re: South of the Border

Postby surfsteve » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:54 am

I suppose that's true. But aren't we in debt much worse than Mexico already?

I can't help thinking: had Hillary won; Mexico would be needing a wall, just to keep Mexicans from getting back in!
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Re: South of the Border

Postby wildrose » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:54 am

Poinsettias at Christmas
Poinsettias flower during the winter and are native to southern Mexico and Central America. They first got to the USA as the result of the efforts of a guy named Joel Roberts Poinsett, who was the first Ambassador from the USA to Mexico starting in 1825. They're scientific, botanical, or latin name is 'Euphorbia pulcherrima' which means 'the most beautiful Euphorbia'.
It was only in the early 1900s that they were sold as whole plants for landscaping and pot plants. The Ecke family from Southern California were one of, if not, the first to sell them as whole plant and they're still the main producer of the plants in the USA. It is thought that they became known as Poinsettia in the mid 1830s when people found out who had first brought them to America from Mexico.

LINK: http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/poinsettia.shtml
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Re: South of the Border

Postby BallaratBob » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:13 am

SANCTUARY CITIES: There would be no need for the wall if we could put an end to this sanctuary city bullshit. The money wasted as a result of this lack of cooperation is a crime against all taxpayers. The inefficiency is outrageous. Just follow the laws without interference and the whole problem will be taken care of without a lot of wasted money!
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Re: South of the Border

Postby dzrtdwg » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:11 am

Immigration Policy Under Jeff Sessions
I think Sessions would make a great Attorney General. We need someone who is tough on immigration to undo the permissive attitude of the Obama administration. Other people have pointed out that we don't need a wall. All we need to do is enforce existing law and to be serious about taking care of the problem of illegal immigration.
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Re: South of the Border

Postby mrfish » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:40 am

"El Chapo" To Appear In Court
It looks like Joaquin Guzman is no longer "South of the Border."
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Re: South of the Border

Postby dzrtdwg » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:42 am

Sheriffs pressure Congress to enforce immigration laws
Will sanctuary cities soon be a thing of the past? Let's hope so!
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Re: South of the Border

Postby twister » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:27 am

dzrtdwg: Like BallaratBob said, if sanctuary cities are abolished, then there would be no need for an expensive wall. The laws we have regarding immigration are adequate if we'd just enforce them. It doesn't take a genius to realize that! Personally I think we should raise the standards as to who we accept, but that's me thinking out loud (or in writing, I guess).
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Re: South of the Border

Postby ergot » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:20 pm

Vicente Fox: Wall is stupid, waste of money
The wall is a stupid waste of money, but what do you expect? Stupid people do stupid things.
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