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Posted on January 6 at 3:56 p.m.

Loonpt, I don't know who you think defines `enough' legal immigration. Currently, I think it is Congress, through our system of laws.

There are lots of laws that are complicated and time consuming to adhere to... I waste about 1 week each year doing my taxes. I'd like to just pay no taxes, but I do it, because I think it is ethical and moral to adhere to our country's laws.

It is reasonable to expect that anyone coming to the US who is ethical and moral to adhere to our laws. It is not racist to ask for adherence to US law, and in any case, 15-20% of illegal immigration comes from Asia.

The chart you refer to shows that it is straightforward for the parents of US citizens to get legal residents. I like that a lot... for parents of children born here. I do recall that the origin of citizenship for all born here was our Civil War and an amendment to our Constitution.

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Posted on January 6 at 2:50 p.m.

Matt Dies has signed legal papers acknowledging that Capps is not in any way liable for the tragic death of his daughter. The payout is not for Morua's conduct, it is the more economical of winning the case in court or paying and getting Matt Dies to accept that the US government and Capps have no liability whatsoever.

There is no requirement for public employees to forego all private communication as a condition for their employment, JarvisJarvis. Understand better that public employees don't give up every right to privacy and get out of the gutter, JarvisJarvis. And thank goodness Dick Cheney could have rational private conversations with oil execs off the public record.

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Posted on January 6 at 2:44 p.m.

`Illegal' does not refer to a race. The Associated Press does not regulate speech in the US. Of course anyone can organize and protest the News-Press, but it is more honest to do so on the basis that `we don't like their headline and feel offended by it'.

A simple solution would be for anyone offended by the phrase and whose status is not legally recognized to do the paperwork to apply for and receive legal residency in the US.

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Posted on January 6 at 1:41 p.m.

As if either JarvisJarvis or Herschel_Greenspan has access to the content of every conversation between Morua and Capps.

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Posted on January 6 at 9:09 a.m.

Capps gave a US military veteran a chance. Good for her. The only reason $2.5 million of taxpayer money got paid out was Matt Dies, nomoresanity, JarvisJarvis, and Botany believe in handouts of taxpayer money for anyone who asserts victimhood.

Matt Dies could have chosen not to fling turds and to honor his daughter. He could still do so by handing back the $2.5 million.

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Posted on January 5 at 2:20 p.m.

Well, Botany, you are the one that thinks Matt Dies deserves a big payout from the taxpayer. He does not deserve it in the first place. Your logic is faulty.

Me, well, McCain got my vote. Always liked Barry Goldwater too, thought he got a raw deal, he was pro-choice.

JarvisJarvis, your love for Obama & big government payouts to anyone asserting victimhood like Matt Dies hurts our great country.

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Posted on January 5 at 10:41 a.m.

More turds from JarvisJarvis, nomoreinsanity, Botany... the lobby for taking taxpayer dollars and transferring them to anyone with a perceived victimhood grievance.

Plenty of turd flinging by homo sapiens in our prisons. The literal kind, not figurative.

Perhaps Lois gave a military veteran the benefit of the doubt. If you hate the US and its military, that will incite you into turd flinging.

Botany said... ``But if we hire people with criminal records into government service like this, we can expect to pay more in settlement costs. That's the way our justice system is.''

No it isn't. In the short run our jury system is sometimes a popularity contest. In the long run it does weigh justice with reasonable accuracy. But in any individual case, justice can be expensive. Large institutions like the US government see it all, roll their eyes, toughen up, hold their nose, swallow the battleship, and pay out to minimize expenses. If you hate the US government and the US, like JarvisJarvis, Botany, etc, you start flinging turds.

And please remember: Matt Dies explicitly agreed that the US government ***AND LOIS CAPPS*** has no liability whatsoever. None. Zero. Null. אפס.

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Posted on January 4 at 10:10 p.m.

No, the US government did not decide that the `legal system' disagreed with the sentiment of personal responsibility.

The US government admitted no liability whatsoever, in fact, the settlement ``... stipulates the government doesn’t admit any liability in Dies’s death.''. Reading comprehension, Botany, JarvisJarvis, etc.

What the US government did is make an assessment as to the probability of a particular random jury deciding the case in favor of Dies, and then the cost of all the appeals that it would take to reverse a particular random jury. The cost times the probabilities must have been about $2.5 million or more.

So the US government offered the settlement, ***WITH NO ADMISSION OF LIABILITY***. Matt Dies, who is pretty clearly filled with greed for filthy lucre, took the $. He also faced the choice of holding out for a settlement where the US government and/or Capps had to explicitly admit liability, and he caved, and accepted no such admission.

The US government gets sued 100's of thousands of times each year, by people who think, like Botany, JarvisJarvis, Matt Dies, etc, that any shred of victimhood entitles the alleged victim to a multimillion $ slice of taxpayer $.

And Botany, JarvisJarvis, and Matt Dies are particularly antagonistic to the US Military and veterans like Morua, so they particularly want to fling turds at veterans and our armed forces.

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Posted on January 4 at 5:45 p.m.

Naturally, JarvisJarvis mainly wants to direct payouts from the US taxpayer only to people he likes, but he adheres to the principal that the US taxpayer should subsidize anyone who asserts victimhood, like, Matt Dies.

Capps has no civil liability. Morua was not a faulty automobile, but a person. If an automobile has a record of malfunction, there is a documented higher likelihood of future malfunction. People are not predictable in the same manner, and often prior mistakes cause people to completely reform in the future. I don't think G. W. Bush has had a drink in quite some time.

So no, Capps made no mistake in hiring a US military veteran and giving that veteran a chance, even in the face of prior issues with alcohol. She nor the US government has any liability whatsoever for the tragic death of Mallory Dies.

To pretend otherwise is to assert that human behavior is predictable. It is not. Period.

And it might be that all of you who are flinging your turds at Capps and the US Government and at the US military might just suddenly stop. Wouldn't that be great.

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Posted on January 3 at 11:25 p.m.

No, Botany and JarvisJarvis, you do not believe in personal responsibility. You two are type of people that want the US taxpayer to step in and heal every perceived slight no matter how irresponsible the individual who is involved behaved.

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