When I see a police car parked across the street, I feel more threaded than reassured. Supposedly my tax dollars are paying for a group of citizen policemen, and policewomen, to stand between me and the bad guys. Time has eroded that notion, and they are now about as welcome as the KGB, or the Gestapo.
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Age and control of the english language. There, now you can label me a racist and whatever else you want, I couldn't care less, this country will perhaps be saved perhaps not, but to have a country, you need borders and culture. Neither of which has been protected for a long time. Is a large part of our culture taken from immigrants? Sure, melding goes both ways. I think I'll go have some German sausage on a tortilla.
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I don't give 2 shits what you're running from,
Well, that's kinda the point of my article. IF that's really true, I'd urge you to take a step back and ask yourself what kind of person "doesn't give 2 shits" about people in trouble?
I think a realist, there is likely always going to be an abundance of folks who could use a helping hand. You do the world no favors drowning yourself trying to rescue others. "Ships don’t sink because of the water around them. They sink because of the water that gets in them." unknown.
To me it is 1st. a math problem, 2. what's in it for the USA?
If there is one citizen who is unwillingly unemployed, the gates shut until there are openings. I don't give 2 shits what you're running from, only what you bring to the table. Are you a an asset or a liability. If you have no intention of melding, please stay where you are, and try to improve that.
Almost Every Word Of John McCain's mouth is Flat Out Wrong. No real news there. Why he continues to sit on the conservative side of the isle is a mystery. He could make a success of being a progressive, he sucks at being a Conservative.
The biggest variance is; private people don't even participate. I get calls all the time (in spite of being on every no calling list) asking my opinion. I tell them that is none of their business and hang up. I'll vote, and have already made up my mind which way, I just don't see any reason to share. Trump voters, in general, are fed up with the whole process, and are less likely to respond to polls i the first place.
A Texas Verizon DSL now on Frontier. I had one service call, the fellow looked like a street person from Jamaica, driving an ancient pick-up. He was nice enough, but the service is still spotty, the phone has a constant hum, the DSL mostly works though. They aren't filling me with confidence
I'm old enough to remember the birth of pay TV. The sales pitch was that it would be commercial free. There was still some doubt that it would be widely adopted. Though in fringe areas, it was a boon, as previously those folks could do little with an antenna. Introducing it to the cities, where free TV could be had with rabbit ears, took a bit more persuasion, and to begin with it was a low enough price and a good enough product to entice the public. Fast forward to today; we have the internet, cable TV has degenerated to reruns, commercials, 200+ channels with nothing on, and a few really good shows. Is it any wonder the customers are running for the exit.