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Posted on January 8 at 1:30 p.m.
And when the police grab you, JarvisJarvis, and give you the $250 ride to Mexico City, you won't call a lawyer and start filing a lawsuit? Of course they'll say all your proofs are counterfeit, hey, for illegals like you, it is guilty until proven innocent.
On Protest Planned over <em>News-Press</em> Headline
Posted on January 8 at 11:43 a.m.
The cost of sending illegal residents home would be high... LA Times estimates $285 billion or more.
On the one hand, that is much less than the cost of the Iraq + Afghanistan wars. On the other, it is still a lot of money... where will it come from?
Posted on January 7 at 4:44 p.m.
pod14... you bet, Won Kim is her grandfather... see the resemblance?
Here she is as Princess Libido, in a chinese-inspired costume...
Posted on January 7 at 4:30 p.m.
No, Raymond Morua made the price much higher than it should have been.
On Dies Family Awarded $2.5 Million Settlement
Posted on January 7 at 4:20 p.m.
loonpt, what an amazing dynamic range you show...
First, residing here without adhering to our residency laws is a far more serious matter than going 2 or 3 mph above the speed limit. At the very least a large portion of illegal residents don't pay social security, income tax (although some do), get car insurance, etc. They never can vote, participate in our civil life fully, etc. It is a much bigger deal than exceeding the speed limit.
Second, you have verified Godwin's law, or, Reductio ad Hitlerum. The conditions for US illegal immigrants today are nothing like the conditions of the ghettos of central Europe; we don't have ovens to execute masses of illegal immigrants. Sorry, the Jews, Gypsies, Poles, LGBT & disabled communities, and resistance fighters, of the 1930's under German control were treated a trillion times worse than current US illegals.
My respect for US laws stems from the fact that we have a damned good political system. It is by no means perfect but comparing it to Nazi Germany is absurd. As I said, the best course is to obey the law and lobby intensely for changes you deem important. Sometimes, like for at least the LBG community, real progress happens.
That 10 million or so illegal immigrants have not obeyed our laws has created a tremendous problem: right off the bat, square zero of the argument, is disrespect for our country and for all its law abiding citizens. Comparing the law abiding citizens to Nazis and other racists just digs the hole deeper.
Posted on January 7 at 11:53 a.m.
Matt Dies is the one who put a price on his principals. The US Government gets sued 100,000's of thousands of time a year and has detailed statistics and knows the cost winning on principal.
Matt Dies just wanted some bucks, and most likely doesn't know a median from a mode.
If the US Government always fought to the bitter end taxpayers would rise up over those costs.
That person who would have taken the car keys was busy doing other nanny tasks, JarvisJarvis.
Posted on January 7 at 8:51 a.m.
Take your concern to Matt Dies, who signed paperwork agreeing there was no liability not the part of the US Government or Capps. He could have refused to sign... like Robert Kearns. But that Dies did sign proved he was not in this thing for principles, but for filthy lucre.
The US Government does the math and knows it would have won in the long run, but at a cost far exceeding $2.5 million. Cost times probability of the first jury trial supporting Dies was a few million. Simple business decision to save money.
Posted on January 7 at 8:01 a.m.
And the proof that Capps did not check out everything about Morua is ____?
And the proof that Capps did not simply give a US military veteran the benefit of the doubt is ______?
Thank goodness the US Military took U S Grant back in after drinking related problems early in his career; he got a well-deserved second chance. He is the greatest US General in history; that is why his statue is dead center on the mall between the Capitol and the Washington Memorial.
Or course Morua tarnished his service, and of course he is living with the consequences.
And of course Matt Dies has signed, freely without coercion, an agreement that said neither Lois Capps nor the US Government has any liability for Morua's actions. Facts are facts, and neither Capps nor the US Government is responsible for Morua's actions, according to Matt Dies.
Posted on January 7 at 6:56 a.m.
So the government should be responsible for every single action by any government employee anywhere at anytime? The government employee is not responsible for their own behavior?
The government is the sugar daddy who is responsible for everything that goes on?
Got any other great suggestions?
Posted on January 7 at 5:41 a.m.
Excuse me, but not for Matt Dies' greed for the filthy lucre there would be no case. Period.