The problem of remittances

From CNNMoney: I send money home to Mexico to support my family by Patrick Gillespie | March 20, 2017: 12:16 PM ET Dalia Maldonado is considered a life saver by her family and friends in Mexico. She paid for her father Francisco’s knee surgeries. She pitched in $400 for her friend Esmeralda’s leukemia treatment. And …

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Why the enforcement of immigration laws should please the left

From eater.com, a food and restaurant site: How Immigration Raids Destroy the Lives of Food Workers Comparing the tactics of Trump’s administration to the Bush era by Tove Danovich | March 16, 2017, 2:02pm EDT On February 22, 2017, exactly 55 unauthorized workers1 went missing from Mississippi restaurants after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (ICE) …

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Democrisy! The Washington Post is terribly upset that Amal Clooney gets so much attention due to whom she is married

Unbelievable! A lawyer named Amal Clooney gave a powerful speech at U.N. Some only saw her baby bump. By Samantha Schmidt | March 10, 2017 at 6:44 AM An accomplished, international human rights lawyer delivered a potent call for action at the United Nations on Thursday, urging the organization to back an investigation into crimes …

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Kim Jong-un’s latest temper tantrum Harmlessly wasting four ballistic missiles is a good thing

From CNN: North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan By Paula Hancocks and Ben Westcott, CNN | Updated 5:36 AM ET, Mon March 6, 2017 (CNN) North Korea fired four ballistic missiles in the early hours of Monday morning, in what Japan’s leader described as “an extremely dangerous action.” Military authorities in …

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Most economists oppose President Trump’s immigration policies

Heather Long tweeted: Over 200 economists disagree with Trump on immigration, NAFTA and the debt, according to @business_econ survey https://t.co/AOgvIItBU2 — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) March 6, 2017 To which I responded: Would those be the same economists who predicted a stock market decline if Trump won? https://t.co/be9JYutNZv https://t.co/E2Jaypbxi1 — Dana Pico (@Dana_TFSJ) March 6, 2017 …

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Two stories about illegal immigration

From CNNMoney: Mexican company: We’ll provide cement for border wall by Patrick Gillespie and Fidel Gutierrez | March 2, 2017: 10:58 AM ET Irony alert: One of Mexico’s biggest corporations says it’s willing to provide the cement for President Trump’s proposed border wall. Cemex, one of the world’s largest providers of building materials, said Wednesday …

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The appearance of impropriety

President Donald Trump alleged that his predecessor, then-President Barack Hussein Obama, ordered wiretapping of Mr Trump during the campaign, something CNN called “baseless.” Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017 From Dr …

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Democrisy: The hypocrisy of The New York Times

From William Teach of The Pirate’s Cove: NY Times Tells Cities To Violate Federal Law And Be Sanctuaries For Illegal Aliens March 3, 2017 – 6:58 am Lawrence Downes is a long time member of the NY Times Editorial Board, whose focus is on immigration. One would think that he is aware of federal statues …

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A most revealing word

From CNNMoney: Mexicans rush money home before potential Trump tax by Patrick Gillespie | March 1, 2017: 4:13 PM ET Mexicans in the U.S. are sending more money home and at a faster pace in part due to fears that President Trump may soon put restrictions the money transfers. Remittances — cash transfers from the …

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The Success of Socialism: Part 6

“Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money.” — Margaret Thatcher That was February 5, 1976. And now, 41 years later, a Socialist government, in an oil exporting country, has run out of other people’s money: Venezuela is down to its last $10 billion by Patrick Gillespie …

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