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Jan 20, 2019 15:03:35   #
susieknitter wrote:
I agree with you Sherry. It is quite obvious that President trump wouldn't dole out the freebies.

Seeing that he has bragged that he hasn't paid tax for something like twenty years.
Seeing that he is renowned for not paying the original price quoted and agreed to people that have done work for him.
Seeing that he is renowned for not paying the original price quoted and agreed for supplies he has ordered and received.....he is hardly likely to dole out freebies because it seems to me that he wants all the freebies he can get for himself!
I agree with you Sherry. It is quite obvious that ... (show quote)

People who complain about others receiving something for free are usually complaining because THEY aren't on the receiving end of those freebies.
Jan 20, 2019 15:00:32   #
Granny41 wrote:
I certainly hope that you are not attempting to excuse his behaviour. And yes he is a student of an all boys' Catholic school. Just like a certain new Supreme Court Judge.

Not at all!!! Though not all Catholic school educated children behave that way. I'm Catholic school educated for the most part..until high school.
Jan 20, 2019 14:58:39   #
jbandsma wrote:
Huh? Didn't you just say in another thread that kids don't listen to their parents about anything but religion?

I didn't say they don't pick up behaviors from their parents.
Jan 20, 2019 14:56:10   #
RookieRetiree wrote:

Observing people can be quite interesting. I was a FedEx driver for 20 years so I had a lot of opportunity to observe people in various situations. The one that cracks me up is a busy intersection with a street light that has a button which pedestrians can push to change the light. Every single person will push that button, even if there are 10 people standing there...don't they figure that the people who got there before them ever pushed the button? Same thing with elevators. The "up" or "down" button is illuminated meaning that someone has already pressed that button but everyone who walks up will press it anyway. I guess they figure that the light will change faster or the elevator will arrive faster if they nag it.
Jan 20, 2019 14:48:07   #
SAMkewel wrote:
Wow, thank you for expressing the ultimate truth!

I've been told on a few occasions that I have a "way" with words, though that "way" may not always be proper or polite.

A young boy who is the grandson of a friend of mine recently yelled at their dog to "sit". The dog had been wagging her tail and grandma didn't understand why the boy was so harsh with the dog. Then the boy explained "sometimes she farts and if she's wagging her tail, it will spread the stench like the plague." Quite a wordsmith that young lad is.
Jan 20, 2019 14:42:05   #
RookieRetiree wrote:
I’ll have to get out earlier in the day to observe. I suspect it’s the restaurant entities here who abuse the system for kitchen and table bussing help.

Around here that isn't the case, it's construction companies, roofing companies, well drilling companies, etc. who are looking for "gophers" to work at their sites. By the way it's interesting that the street panhandlers...those people who stand on street corners with signs....NEVER set up around locations where day laborers gather...they don't want to be confused for people who actually want to work.
Jan 20, 2019 14:30:11   #
RookieRetiree wrote:
I’m sure you’re correct because as independent contractors, they themselves are responsible for all the reporting to DOL and IRS. There are shady agencies who do the same. I’ve only been in very large companies where we uncovered some illegal ID’s. Fewer workers illegally immigrating though would eventually result in not enough supply for the demand and that would raise wages. I do know of some construction and farming businesses that are having a hard time finding their “usual help”.

The construction companies generally have more success because the crew foreman goes out looking for day laborers in town. Not so easy for a farming operation to do that. You'd be greatly surprised at the number of people who start lining up at that bakery at 5am. This happens in cities all across this country.
Jan 20, 2019 14:14:30   #
RookieRetiree wrote:
We’re on the same wavelength. The main driver in illegal immigration is the “demand” for cheap labor and employers willing to do anything to do so (from what I posted earlier, there aren’t severe consequences under immigration/labor laws). Taxes are paid and while illegals may qualify for income based aid, they will generally be discovered in time to not receive SS or Medicare, so those funds have a net positive relative to illegal workers. It’s time for an e-verify system, law changes and enforcement of illegal workers and employers, and path to citizenship. Trying to stop the “supply” side of this equation will not affect demand, just raise the prices (wages for illegals) employers are willing to pay. I’m pretty sure that would be considered an “unintended consequence”.
We’re on the same wavelength. The main driver in ... (show quote)

We DO have an e-verify system but when employers pay under the table an e-verify system is useless. There is a little bakery here on the east side of town, day laborers line up and wait for construction crew foremen to select them for day labor. The workers are then paid in cash as "independent contractors" no taxes are deducted and it's all perfectly legal. When ICE rolls up in their white SUVs, everyone runs. Though ICE rarely rolls up, by the time ICE hits the streets here, hiring for the day is over.

The demand is high for unskilled, low paid workers but the undocumented workers are not benefiting from that demand in the way of higher wages. The employers know if they don't find people willing to work for $4 or $5 an hour on this street, they will find some on the next street. The employers exploit the desperation of the workers.
Jan 20, 2019 13:59:44   #
Sherryc wrote:
How about asking the queen to sell some of her palaces and help out the poor like you and others where you live? Think she would or think she'd keep them and tell you where to go? I doubt she'd lift a finger to help any of her "people". I have little or no respect for your queen or any of the royals.

Aren't you sorry you don't have an Uncle Sugar then? Guess you'll just have to make it on your own with no help from your country or it's royalty.

And, in case you aren't aware (evidently not) our president isn't the one that doles out the freebies.... that was started long before he came in office. He had nothing to do with it. It's our tax-the-rich democrats that want to take away what we've worked hard for and give it to those who don't want to work.
How about asking the queen to sell some of her pal... (show quote)

Perhaps you didn't realize that a very large portion of those receiving assistance in the country are the WORKING poor! Oh and that includes roughly one third of our lower ranked, enlisted military service members. Isn't it horrible that we have men and women serving in combat who need assistance because they are paid so poorly? Don't you think being in a combat zone is work? Please don't tell us that people receiving assistance don't want to work when so many of them do, including members of our armed forces.
Jan 20, 2019 13:51:23   #
lizcrafts wrote:
Don't you have a common curriculum and nation-wide examinations on the subjects to be taught in all schools?

We do but most students in the U.S. are NOT taught about the Vietnam war nor is there any curriculum requirement to teach about "cultures" in the U.S. Does your country require such?

As for the students involved in the incident with mocking Native Americans, it seems that they are facing backlash from their school and from the local Catholic Diocese.
Jan 20, 2019 13:40:55   #
Chesneys wrote:
I was surprised to see the physical barriers effectively stop at the Texas border. But also, just from this information and what Trump has been told by the border agents, it seems to me a very effective plan could be put in place. The Dems have already agreed they would consider enhanced border security, and if he weren't so hung up on it all being wall, and started calling it security barriers he could have a real win here. Of course he would have to absorb some information about what is needed first.
I was surprised to see the physical barriers effec... (show quote)

Key point brought up in the video contained within the above link....making it harder for undocumented immigrants to be hired! We only hear of the very rare cases when an employer receives a large fine for hiring undocumented immigrants, they appeal the fines and the fines are then lowered. A meat packing plant in the city I live in was raided back in 2006, 273 undocumented workers were swept up in that raid. Fines? Never heard a word about fines. A large dairy operation about an hour east of here was raided a couple of years ago...again not a single word about fines. Time and time again we read of these raids but are the employers being held accountable, or accountable enough?

We know that a few women came forward to identify themselves as being in the United States illegally and working for one of Trump's resorts using false documents that supervisors knew were fact one supervisor provided false documents to one of the women. Where is the accountability?

People wouldn't come here illegally if it weren't so easy for them to find employment. Putting a stop to hiring undocumented workers doesn't require a multi billion dollar wall.
Jan 20, 2019 13:23:35   #
knittingthyme wrote:
It's funny you don't realize what a hypocrite you are!

Look at the titles of many of you biddy friends! It's rare you haters aren't on the attack!!!

Well explain why at least one of your friends follows several of us around to attack us on subjects that have NOTHING to do with political views? It's a daily occurrence.
Jan 20, 2019 13:17:46   #
jbandsma wrote:
Might be aimed at adults but children follow what their parents do including politics and activism. Do you really think children dragged along to anti-abortion protests, equal rights protests, etc, aren't absorbing their parents attitudes?

From a personal perspective, I'd say that's not always the case. I ended up with two very far right sons! That is not the type of home they were raised in. My sister and I were raised by liberal parents but my late sister became a sign carrying anti abortionist and avowed hard core conservative.
Jan 20, 2019 13:01:14   #
jbandsma wrote:
Nope. I read that, too. Have you read the comment from the asshole (the one whose face is prominent)'s mother defending her son and the others? Good on that Jesuit but I'd like to see what the Pope has to say about it. If he's even been told.

If he's a high school student he's likely not even old enough to vote and is parroting the behavior of his parents. Also if he is a Catholic High School student, it's unlikely that he's ever been taught very much about the Vietnam War, let alone Native Americans.
Jan 20, 2019 12:55:14   #
lizcrafts wrote:
But young impressionable children can be forced - "Ah, there's the rub"!!! (Shakespeare - Hamlet)

The majority of children forced to follow their parents religion, abandon that religion in adulthood and many become agnostic based on that childhood experience. Indoctrination by political parties, activist groups and social groups are aimed at adults, not children.
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