Sunday, January 14, 2018

Understand The Immigration System

There's a brouhaha going on over immigration reform. Before anyone can discuss reform they need to first understand the system. The following video tries to do just that.

In my opinion we already have a pretty good system. Like any other system it's never a bad idea to take a look at how it's working and what can be done to make it better from time to time.

However for years Congress has expressed little interest in reform. Congress hasn't made a single piece of legislation despite pressure from both the Obama and Trump administrations. Is it because they think it's good enough already or fear the loss of votes tinkering with it?

One thing is for certain if any changes are to be made it should be based entirely on what's best for both immigration and U.S. citizens not the political parties or their pundits. Data should be carefully evaluated on how this affected the economy, individuals' quality of life and security over a number of years.

From what I'm seeing everything has been blown out of proportion. There's no immediate crises to get this done, but since the world is ever changing it's a really good idea for congress to improve on how we approach enforcement and whom we allow to become our neighbors without prejudice. Currently things are helter skelter.

Oh and while we're at it..
No one should be cutting funding to the U.N. and nations hosting refugee camps like we have been doing. This should be part of the solution to deter illegals crossing borders. Either we and other nations help people where they live or make it so miserable they'll do anything out of desperation to survive. Continued funding would be to everyone's benefit.

Putting it in less noble more selfish cruder terms I'll explain it this way. If someone doesn't want birds in their backyard-- erect feeding stations and birdhouses down the street.

If these countries can handle this another way we sure as hell should be able too !!!

Some of us in United States do care.

A country's measure should not be how much wealth or the military might it has. Rather it's greatness should be measured by what's in peoples' hearts.

What's in yours?

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Airing My Thoughts About Trump (One Last Time)

I've stated numerous times my intentions of not posting political items. I'd like to speak not in political terms but rather as to the character of this President.

Forget Politics. It's All About Character
It seems to me Trump measures another country or someone's value by the amount of money they accumulate or their technological achievements. This while ignoring the role United States played throughout history in making many of these other nations the way they've become. Anyone who studies history will see how many times United States has installed puppet dictators in countries we've never should have been involved in to their determent. Through our policies we've forced many into poverty For example some of the closest to us are Cuba and other Caribbean nations such as Haiti.

Trump (and his supporters it seems) are unable to accept individuals who are raised in poverty or the lower end of the pay scale. Take for example this past year. Donald never invited a single person to his properties who didn't shell out a ton of loot to be there. He could have invited coal miners and their families he smoozed to get elected. Same goes with the police, firemen and all those other families he claims to champion. Did he give out of his own pocket a single gift or meal at Christmas or any other time of the year at any of his properties? Face it the man doesn't like to fraternize with the common worker or their family. He apparently doesn't want them to smell up his joints. The only time you'll see them with him is for a photo op at the White House.

I Don't Think Trump Is A Racist
I'm of the belief in his eyes anyone who doesn't have a fat portfolio he considers a lesser human being irregardless of their ethnicity. This is what I believe is driving his immigration polices. In brief he has no use for the unwashed masses Where they come from or their religion doesn't matter one bit as long as they come with a fat wallet and speak well towards him.

The same goes for his policies domestically. Anyone who is below a certain stature or economical level is useless as far as he's concerned. Hence why he is so dangerous to the future for the average American when it comes to his future policies. It doesn't matter whether someone is black, white, Hispanic, Jew or whatever their linage is-- if you can't afford to be in his club or praising him-- you ain't in it.

It doesn't matter whether someone is Republican, Democrat, woman, man, black white, born of this country or elsewhere. We're talking strictly about Donald Trump's nature and whether we're willing to succumb to his values or accept those who are our fellow human beings.

Can We For Once Forget The Politics?
If we can't see beneath what binds us all over that which separates us we are doomed to the fate that awaits as a result.

I absolutely will post no more about this on this blog until it blows up (and it will).

At that time I will do a "See I Told You So". Expect no more of this from me.

I did all I can do to sounding the warning.

(I already regret doing this one)

Friday, January 12, 2018

How About Retiring To A Cruise Ship?

CBS This Morning (Published on Aug 22, 2016)

Ok so the following may a bit of an exaggeration but it sure is some food for thought :-)