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Posted on January 7 at 5:51 p.m.
zRacergirl - The problem is not with the 500k migrant farm workers who are in CA, its with the millions upon millions of people who are in the grey market. Who work in the trades, the manufacturing, the service industry. They undermine the entire economy but to understand that fact you'd have to actually educate yourself. Something I doubt you are willing or able to do based on your posts and your whaling.
I suggest that you spend a little time in Africa or SE Asia. Maybe after you see how bad the rest of the world is you'll realize that living in the USA is an honor that has to be protected and most importantly, respected. You obviously dont respect the USA or the very tenant that holds the entire country together - the rule of law.
If you feel bad for someone open your wallet. But dont expect everyone to suffer for your own misguided empathy.
Know that you're in the minority and that the majority of Americans are tired of this issue. It will be coming to a head and the illegals will not like the results. The end of the era is near.
Once again, if its so important to you to care for these people, do it on your own accord but you dont get to rewrite the rules because you are overtly sympathetic to their plight or happen to like your cleaning lady.
Its not about the individual, its about the whole. You either respect the rule of law or you dont. Obviously you dont.
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Posted on January 7 at 5:40 p.m.
z28racergirl - OK
I suffer because my wife was rear ended by a Illegal immigrant with on the 101. She was left with a permanent back injury. We had to pay the total costs of repair and the total costs of health care and and increase in our insurance. The illegal was let go free at the scene with nothing more than a shrug by the CHP. Who said there was nothing he could do and that we could hire a private detective to locate the guy and sue him to recoup our costs.
I can name at least 100 other ways these people steal from us all and cost us all money.
How about the fact that they undercut the trades so much that my friends who are contractors and tradesmen cannot compete because he they have to pay insurance, they pay taxes they have to pay market wages while the crews who run illegals dont... Which means his prices are twice that of the illegal crews!
There are two:
Can you name one reason why its OK for them to break the law and face no consequences? We'll wait while you try and find something...
Posted on October 28 at 1:54 p.m.
On River Ridge and More in Oxnard
Posted on September 16 at 1:17 p.m.
She makes a few good points - nepotism should never dictate justice. But as the rest of the commentators pointed out, its the criminal that is responsible for their sentence, not the DA or the SBPD or the judge.
Maybe, just maybe the Latinos who commit the crimes are the ones who are responsible for their time... You think?
Every single time I have been called into court for jury duty there are Latino police, Latino court employees, Latino jurors and Latino lawyers and Latino Judges... There is no race issue here! There is a crime issue among a certain demographic that thinks they deserve special treatment though... I wonder which demographic that is? Hmm....
How about dont commit the crime to begin with? This isnt about releasing a wrongfully convicted person, its about lessening the sentences of convicted criminals because her feeling is that they dont deserve what they were given... violent, worthless people who should be locked away and more than likely deported. Good grief she's clueless.
No sympathy here, not an ounce.
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Posted on August 26 at 5:24 p.m.
It was rhetorical Jarvis but I do appreciate your lengthy and well thought out list.
We've been fleeced, had, lied to and cheated. And the worst part is that those who stole all the money have pawned their fate onto their children and grandchildren and great grandchildren... For its the next few generations that will have to pay dearly for the excesses of the Baby Boomers and the Lost Generation and their myopic use of public funds and the public trust.
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Posted on August 26 at 3:55 p.m.
Oh that's all...
Posted on August 26 at 12:36 p.m.
Holy f'n crap Jarvis. I knew we were getting swindled but I had no idea how much.
If I didnt just read these myself, I would have never believed it... the total compensation for some of these (most of these) people is astronomical.
These salaries eclipse any in the private sector and there are NO PENSIONS in the private sector. None.
How did this happen and more importantly, how can we reverse this insanity?
Posted on August 26 at 10:47 a.m.
Hughes is a minimalist landlord. He's cheap as can be and does everything possible to remain unseen by the powers that be... Can't really blame him as the city is so f'd up and the people that run the building department are some of the most inept, incompetent bureaucrats the world has ever seen. Talk about nepotism. The city and its staff are living breathing cliches. They live to extort money from business owners and landlords and do as little as possible...
Posted on August 20 at 12:37 p.m.
Jarvis you obviously have no contact or relationships with the so-called "uber wealthy" for you're clueless...
#1 rule in business is to sell products or services to the available market. You dont try and predict the market or create it... you serve what is there. Your idea that if you build it they will come is indicative of a spectator, not a participant. I assume you've never built or run a business based on your naivete.
Let's see how many of these units sell. So far, not many. And your vision of this area of State becoming some sort of a destination is just stupid.... the tourists dont come up this far on the street. The city would be better served if they closed lower State to traffic all together and opened up the street to cafe's kiosks and small biz. State St should be closed to traffic in the summer. Its an idea that is overwhelmingly supported by citizens and small business owners. Let's do that before we approve another stupid mixed use building.
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Posted on August 19 at 3:05 p.m.
Jarvis seems either confused or borderline delusional.
Nothing about this development is geared for the market. It was/is a bet and one that I personally believe will fail based on the economics of the community and its insanely high prices.
I dont think Jarvis is either successful or wealthy nor does he spend much time with the uber wealthy for if he did he'd know they dont buy tiny condos.
These will end up as vacation rentals bought by out of town investors. That is a guarantee and I stick by my previous assertion that in a years time the market will be half empty and in process of leasing to a large retail corp. (I have spoken with several of the purveyors who have said they will / would not renew.) The rents are way too high and the traffic is much, much lower than they expected.
See for yourself how well this place is doing during the winter months when tourism drops and the foot traffic dies...