wizardbard 
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Re: “Guest Opinion

I was in Tucson at D-M from 1966 through 1969. I can't imagine anything being much louder that the F4Cs I worked on. Haven't been back there in a long time but I would be will to bet that the residential areas have been creeping nearer and nearer to the air base since then. The typical tactic is to move in to new developments and then gripe about all the noise. If you knew the base was there when you moved in, you've got no bitch coming

Posted by wizardbard on 06/08/2010 at 4:38 PM

Re: “SB 1070 Poll: 71% of Americans Believe New Immigration Law Will Lead to Hispanics Getting Hassled By The Man

You know, in all this conversation, I have yet to see anyone mention the thousands of people who live below the poverty line who are US citizens. Maybe we should worry about them first before we try to take care of the entire world's downtrodden poor.

Posted by wizardbard on 05/31/2010 at 1:29 PM

Re: “SB 1070 Poll: 71% of Americans Believe New Immigration Law Will Lead to Hispanics Getting Hassled By The Man

Let's boil this whole thing down to bare bones basics

1. Every country on this planet has the right, I repeat the right, to set it's own borders and to defend them
2. Every country has the right to set it's own immigration policy and then, having done that, the responsibility to enforce it. Virtually every country on the planet does this except the US.
3. Anyone who violates the immigration laws of a country, repeat anyone, only has the right to be prosecuted according to the laws of that country and deported. Again, virtually every country on the planet does this except the US.

There can be no discussion about the above because it's all fact and cannot be argued or changed.

Also, I'm getting really sick and tired of the so called Native American Indians and the so called African Americans bitching and complaining about things that happened 200 years ago. Yes, slavery was deplorable and there is not defense for it (remembering that slavery has been rampant throughout the \civilized and un civilized worlds for centuries and still exists in some countries today) and the genocide perpetrated on the Native American Indians in the name of Manifest Destiny is also deplorable and indefensible. However, as I said, these things occurred 200 years ago, get over it. Move on.

Posted by wizardbard on 05/30/2010 at 8:09 PM

Re: “SB 1070 Poll: 71% of Americans Believe New Immigration Law Will Lead to Hispanics Getting Hassled By The Man

@ aiden No, the white man wasn't in the country illegally because there were no immigration laws at the time. And don't say I'm racist or anti American Indian because, in point of fact, I think what the European Immigrants did to the Indians, and are still doing to them, was indefensible and dispicable.

Posted by wizardbard on 05/14/2010 at 8:37 AM

Re: “SB 1070 Poll: 71% of Americans Believe New Immigration Law Will Lead to Hispanics Getting Hassled By The Man

@ electricgreen To say that the majority of Arizonans are against this bill is either a flat out lie or, at the very least, a gross distortion of the facts. The majority of Arizonans are for this bill as are the majority of those in the US who, by the way, VOTE!!!

Posted by wizardbard on 05/14/2010 at 8:34 AM

Re: “SB 1070 Poll: 71% of Americans Believe New Immigration Law Will Lead to Hispanics Getting Hassled By The Man

Yes, I did read it and it said, if I remember correctly, that the states are paying out more in social services to illegal immigrants than they are contributing taxes, regardless of what the total amount is. One more time, I never said that Illegal Immigration was the one and only cause of any of our financial problems. I've maintained all along, however, that illegal immigration is one contributing factor and ALL of the factors must be taken into consideration

Posted by wizardbard on 05/13/2010 at 1:01 PM

Re: “SB 1070 Poll: 71% of Americans Believe New Immigration Law Will Lead to Hispanics Getting Hassled By The Man

Actually, I lied. One more thing. I've traveled extensively in Mexico on business as a field service engineer. I even speak poquito espanol. I figured that, if I was going to spend time in Mexico, I should learn to speak at least enough of the local language to get a conversation started. I also speak a little German, French and Tahitian for the same reason. I have great respect for the Mexican people and their culture.

That being said, I never traveled anywhere in Mexico (or any other foreign country for that matter) without carrying my passport at all times because I knew that I could be stopped at anytime for any reason and be required to show it. I did this without any complaint or regret because that was the local law and I did what was required of me. I knew that, if I didn't have proper documentation, I could potentially be placed in custody and maybe never heard from again. That's just the way it is. Mexico's immigration laws and anti immigration laws are far more serious than we have here. First offense for being in the country illegal is 2 years in the slammer. Second offense is 10 years.

Posted by wizardbard on 05/13/2010 at 12:40 PM

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