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I apologize for my ignorance. I didn't realize that there was a massive influx of poor, uneducated, unskilled, and uninsured Canadians.
Anyone who wants to do business in a blue state must understand that this type of government bullying is the rule and not the exception.
My kid has a number of friends with college degrees living in Silicon Valley. Not one has a full time job. Of those who are employed most are working two part time jobs -- because that is all that is available.
I think Bush had a good heart and really did try to do what's right for the US, but I would not use the term brilliant. His flaws on spending and immigration were not minor. In terms of courage he should have had the guts to use the power of the veto after Democrats took over the Senate in 2006.
Hitler increased taxes and regulations, had the national government tell local schools what to teach (including ideology), instituted crony capitalism, took control of auto companies and healthcare, and got the people riled up about how some racial groups were doing much better that others. An honest Venn diagram would have Obama overlapping with Hitler a lot -- probably more than any other president in US history.
In Islam support of terrorism is mainstream. If you were to ask a Christian or Jew whether the use of terrorism is morally acceptable probably less than 1% would say yes. In many different polls of Muslims the "yes" response rate is about 25%.
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Cheap Politicians

John1418 Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 2:36 PM
Politicians get rich through investments because of their unique access to insider information. They are effectively exempt from insider trading prosecutions. They also are routinely given special deals on loans and real estate purchases that are not available to the general public. Prominent examples include Hillary Clinton's cattle futures trading and Harry Reid's unbelievable returns on real estate investments.
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Have You No Sense of Decency, PBS?

John1418 Wrote: Sep 05, 2014 10:06 PM
When Castro was seriously ill he went to Spain for medical care.
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Have You No Sense of Decency, PBS?

John1418 Wrote: Sep 05, 2014 10:04 PM
Cuban doctors have less clinical training than a US nurse practitioner. 75% of those who make it to the US cannot pass the medical boards.
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A 'Right' to Recline?

John1418 Wrote: Sep 04, 2014 2:47 PM
If the person in front of you reclines all the way back then you have to recline yourself.
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Why Conservatism is Good for Hispanics

John1418 Wrote: Sep 02, 2014 3:48 PM
It is not true that Hispanics care most about issues regarding the economy, education, and family. For the foreseeable future they will always vote for candidates who promise to open the border and give them free stuff. Republicans who get a relatively large percent of the Hispanic vote are big government and pro-amnesty (like George Bush).
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