The Money Ends?
As Alek states, and as some of the news report, PDVSA is the only oil company taking losses instead of making profits.
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They weren’t singled out randomly by agents who like to break up families for fun. The detainees were targeted for the simple reason that every one of them is accused of a crime. They are charged with being in the U.S. illegally.And Mr. Patinkin also calls out the bias in the media, which hasn't reported all the facts and has insisted on this "victim" veil.
That means they snuck across a border, avoided proper procedure, and have intentionally been living under radar.
They knew they didn’t have papers. They were aware that at any time, they faced deportation. They knew their children could be left behind with state agencies or other family members.
Do you really get to put your own kids in jeopardy like that, and then blame the authorities for enforcing the law you knew you were breaking in the first place?
ICE reported that 55 of them were hiding from existing deportation orders. And 11 had already been deported once but apparently snuck back in. By the way, I had to dig around to find those numbers. Most news reports focused on the detainees’ hardships instead of their defiant behavior.And that's not all; he also debunks the beaten down excuse of "America land of Immigrants".
But I don’t think most immigrant ancestors snuck around Ellis Island. They went through the turnstiles and got stamped.Althouhg Mr. Patinking agrees he has no solution for the poblem of the 10 to 12 million illegals in this country, he does have this to say about the New Bedford raid and the news coverage:
For weeks, most news coverage has been implying that the illegals detained in New Bedford are mostly victims — and that the immigration agents are the villains.Hell must be freezing over. I'd never thought I'd see a New England paper call out press bias.
It’s not true.
"The way I look at it, we're spreading freedom, and you have to support the troops and you have to support the war," Staat, 29, told KITV in Honolulu on Tuesday as he prepared to leave from Hawaii. "You can't just tell some Marine who just lost his buddy that we supported you but not the war, because in that case you're basically saying that Marine, his buddy, just died for nothing. We're one team."Emphasis on the Last sentence is mine. I couldn't agree with him more. Some of you will think him foolish; personally I think he is brave, courageous and a true hero. He is willing to go fight for the freedom of others and to help his countrymen in the service. It doesn't get anymore selfless than that.
“I’m prepared to discuss the war, health care, trade, or any other issue anytime, anywhere, with any audience, answering any question from any media. And any candidate who won’t shouldn’t be President of the United States.”Man, I am sooooo looking forward to blogging Election 2008. This will be one interesting, fun and hard fought run for both Democrats and Republicans.
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I've gotten to meet a great uncle that was a priest. I can show you that American Football was played in Cuba and that it was a racially integrated sport.