We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Tracy is believed to have smuggled 270 Somalis into the U.S. through Mexico. Let me say it again: An associate of al-Shabaab has snuck in nearly 300 Somalis from where they operate into the country. They remain here and we donít know what they are up to.
Rules, limits and boundaries are critically important aspects of psychological life, necessary to a sense of safety and security. Even if we don't always appreciate this fact consciously, boundary violations are perceived unconsciously as wrongful, serious threats to our safety. Without an appreciation for the profound psychological significance of boundaries, we cannot begin to appreciate why it is inevitable that immigrants unlawfully streaming across the border into Arizona are perceived as a menace to safety by many Arizonans.
But not just "perceived," Dr. X. People are getting fed up with flagrant violation of the law. It is not the best way to begin a new life in a new place as an outlaw, and this sort of thing does not help the illegal cause.
The Israeli Mossad has evidence that Hamas or its associates have been trying to include terrorist insurgents among the many Somali refugees who easily enter across the Egyptian border. (The Somalis complain of severed racisim in Cairo and try to get to Israel for employment.)
If this is true, this is a way for Islamic militants to seed operatives through a country.
From the "fed up" link: my cursory count says that of the 17 states that are filing versions of Arizona's law, 9 voted for ?bama. What was that about hope and change?
When the POTUS is more in tune with the leader of a foreign country, such as Calderon, than with his countrymen, we have a problem.
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