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avi July 12, 2014 at 09:13 am
Immigration crisis? I think that is a "typo"....didn't you mean "invasion"? IRead More mean basically that is what has happened over the last 30 yrs...we are just sugar coating it to make us feel we are in control of the situation and we are not. But what do we expect Mexican nationals to do? Stay in a country where their whole family may be desimated by gun toting hired guns (paramilitary) in Mexico's? Of course not... we would all run for our lives also. We must use empathy if we are to remain a conscious people outside of whatever our government's actions and shortcomings maybe.....such as creating chaos in a country by sending paramilitary in order to take over the drug cartels...if our country was not full of drug intoxicated victims then Mexico would not have a problem. Now you know why our military has not been deployed to the border....bcause our boys would refuse the mission. So obviously we are relying on paramilitaries to do our dirty work. We should all be appalled at what is happening. Avi
Cynthia Curran July 12, 2014 at 10:06 pm
I use to feel the way you did. Personality, the business class and particularly in Orange County hasRead More hired them for jobs for over 30 years. In fact some of the stats by the US Census while lots of conservatives will not agree with is some of the illegal immigrants left Santa Ana and Anaheim since they couldn't find jobs. The Census shows OC aging and Hispanic immigrants tend to make the county younger but OC is now about 37 years old. Hispanic immigrants tend to have more children and bring the average down. The US Census shows a dropped from 2.8 in 2007 to 2.12 now. Granted, there are still lots of illegal immigrants in the OC but at one time they were over 300,000. As for conservatives Texas has almost as bad a problem since business there hired them to do construction and service jobs like dishwashers and fast food. Also, OC kid population has been dropping which is why I think at least some illegals went home or to other parts of California or out of state. The 5 and under population is now onl 6.1 which is slightly below the US average and the under 18 population is about 23.3 also under the national average.. In fact Hispanics were more foreign born as a percentage of the workforce under George W Bush in 2007 when they represent 56 and are now at 49. The only reason I believe that illegal Hispanics are coming and going particularly from Mexico is the birthrate is dropping they tend to have near the 3.0 figure in the US while native born Hispanics are closer to 2.0.
Cynthia Curran July 12, 2014 at 10:13 pm
The Central American kids crisis is a law passed under George W Bush because of human trafficking itRead More went to far in the direction of protecting them. On the other hand, Mexico we can just return the kids without having a court hearing that the 2008 act made different for the Central American kids. The hypercracy over many Republicans on immigration allowed companies like here in Orange County and Texas to hire them but pushed border control when probably getting rid of the job magnet a long time ago even under George W Bush's first term would have solved the problem. In Orange County that met not hiring every maid, landscaper, car washer, fast food worker, day labor, low skilled assembly worker usually in garment work or sometimes medical devices or aerospace assembly, and prep cooks. These are just some of the jobs that have been done by illegal immigrants in Orange County the passed 30 years. They entered Santa Ana in the late 1970's and started with simple factory work that is now in Mexico because of NAFTA.
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Cheryl Miller July 12, 2014 at 04:20 pm
DMJ, it isn't the Moms ... it is the schools buying the devices and insisting the kids use themRead More these days.
vicki July 12, 2014 at 06:23 pm
Get off here commenting and parent your kids, if you have them. If not, try being a parent for aRead More day! Yall sound like people from the 70's about rock music! Get over yourself! Good grief. Commenting on comics, a new age.
Hydra July 12, 2014 at 06:30 pm
Vicki turn down that noise!
Jonathan Frieman July 11, 2014 at 06:09 pm
This mediocre low level of work is all Marc Levine is capable of. Yikes.
History & Reason July 12, 2014 at 12:18 pm
Anybody ever wonder why bars have parking lots? When are the cannabis growers going to have anRead More opportunity to set up a booth at farmer's markets? I would much rather be driven home by a medicated driver than a drunk driver!
robin July 12, 2014 at 02:24 pm
Great...... bad enough dealing with a bunch of drunks at night and at the OC market, now we have toRead More deal with a bunch of drunks at the farmer's market here. BAD idea... terribly bad idea... sunday morning drunk drivers...... once again - bad idea.
After another baby dies after being left in a hot car, a mother recounts a mistake that might have cost her daughter's life.
RDJ July 12, 2014 at 11:33 pm
I am sorry for your loss as I too have lost a family member to a drunk driver but it is not the sameRead More thing as forgetting a child. I have also lost a child and even though it was not my fault I feel guilty for his loss. People said that the father that lost his child here in the Georgia case loved his child too but facts have come out that show he intentionally left his son in the car to die. He also used the excuse that he forgot. So how do any of us know if these parents truly forgot or intentionally forgot? Point is that these parents may care about their children but at some point something else became more important to them. People let other things take precedence over their children when they should not. I am simply pointing out that parents who keep their priorities straight don't forget the important things like their children. There are bad parents out there that don't forget their kids. There are parents that are good parents up to the point that they forget they are a parent. There is nothing that anyone can do to keep this from happening when ultimately it is the parents responsibility to remember they are parents first and everything else second. I am not trying to argue with you. I am just stating that as far as I am concerned nothing comes before my children. It shouldn't be so far fetched to think other parents should feel the same for their own children. I hope you find peace one day that your wife is in a better place and that maybe her loss changed the course of that man's life for the better. I know that doesn't make it easier but I like to think God has a purpose for taking our loved ones. Sometimes that is what keeps me going. God bless.
RDJ July 12, 2014 at 11:36 pm
And trust me when I say I am not complacent when it comes to my children. Especially after losing myRead More son. Losing him made me realize how quickly things can change and I do everything I can to keep my kids safe. They are always on my mind regardless of where I am or what I am doing.
John Asmar July 13, 2014 at 03:53 am
RDJ there is no other solution and the car will not catch on fire. Modern cars are loaded withRead More electronics. And the system would be simple to use and the responsibility of the parent to make sure it is used and understand how it works. Like leaving your keys in the ignition. My car warns me that i did that. Either way laws will not stop it and people are per-occupied with other things in life it seems to remember a baby is in the car when they go to work. Someone suggested that the day care folks make phone calls when kids do not show up. So if that law was passed would they be responsible and sued. My system would work rather nicely. People think by making new laws things will change. They don't . But there are groups of people out there making useless laws all day long and nothing is accomplished with that. But i still need a name for it. Just my thoughts on the issue
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Douglas Quaid July 10, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Glad to see limits (hopefully) being place on high school football. The research shows time andRead More time again the damage being done to the human brain after consistent hits to the head. Minimizing the risk seems like the natural and best thing to do.
JMarsh July 10, 2014 at 02:15 pm
I totally agree with limiting the chance of brain trauma. One thing we need to remember is thatRead More junior high and high school students' brains are still developing.
Giorgio C. July 10, 2014 at 04:39 pm
For those who think it is ok for your kid to get their brain throttled, do you support their use ofRead More drugs, too? Mixed messages.
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Richard T. July 11, 2014 at 09:49 pm
Do you have the classic physical symptoms of withdrawal, or is it merely a psychological problem?
Chris July 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm
Addiction kind of makes sense... Alcohal is a form of sugar and that is addictive...
Richard T. July 11, 2014 at 11:28 pm
There are physical symptoms to alcohol withdrawal.
Ed July 9, 2014 at 09:09 am
Memo to City Manager Tom Williams: In comments attributed to you in the article, you stated,Read More "The city of 70,000 residents opposed the agency's request to shut down all four lanes of Dixon Landing because it is one of only three major streets going east and west through a city that is already clogged with excessive traffic and complaints from residents about it, Williams said. " Based on the above, it would behoove the city of Milpitas to look into and initiate projects that would increase the limited number of east to west roads, bridges, overpasses, or tunnels if for no other reason, besides traffic, to assist in speeding up the time it takes emergency responders to get from point to point. Our current city's traffic layout is deplorable.
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Ken Lewis July 9, 2014 at 09:50 pm
The thing I find interesting is women are dead set against people that smoke but the major majorityRead More of them drink regularly. I suppose they justify it because booze won't give them lung cancer. So who cares about liver cancer, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, kidney failure, abdominal and bowel cancer and a permanent lose of thousands of brain cells with each drink. I have yet to see one report of a driver under the influence of nicotine killing anyone while driving. So heres lookin at ya drink up and put that cigarette out before ya kill somebody with second hand smoke and just use a car.
Amanda Reckenwithe July 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
THAT'S it!! I'm not hanging around, with any more dead people!
LCT July 11, 2014 at 07:06 pm
Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs stats DO NOT include accidents caused by an impairedRead More driver who did something stupid, caused an accident, but wasn't in the accident. Cutting someone off, weaving in high-speed traffic, crossing center line, stopping short, running stop signs/street lights, etc. can cause an accident without offending party being in the accident. These drivers are oblivious and merrily drive on their way.
Keniah Barnes saved a child from drowning at her birthday party. She turned 9 last week. Credit: screenshot from WGCL TV
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don mckinney July 10, 2014 at 11:00 pm
misplaced patriotism and summarily killing masses on the orders of an egomaniac commander who wouldRead More not carry out the ridiculous mission without the questioning of the reasonableness of the mission, can ,and has led to the robotic knee jerk reaction to mindlessly commit global genocide by non thinking trained mercenaries who feel they can KILL their way into problem solving. then come home and turn on family and friends and community due to the vaccines , and brain damage and residue of the depleted uranium weapons they may use to dump an a sovereign country through fake FEAR AND LIES FROM COMMAND. IT could happen . then they may be too morally damaged to remember job #1 to protect the borders as originally assigned . then just may be that there may not be a job , home , or respect from others except their own fellow mercenaries . then tun on community free speech and true nationalism and safety and mutual community respect . It could happen . It could even RUIN the economic engine of the country and give world power to global bankers who could exploit realtars , home buyers , owners and construction industry and we would not be in a position to afford 44 million invaders. MAYBE?
don mckinney July 10, 2014 at 11:08 pm
misplaced patriotism destroyed the free speech and other rights as is displayed by the censoring ofRead More polite comments on this format, not patting mercenaries on the back . ie borders unprotected , blacks displaced by illegals in work force , economy trashed , etc
Brainwashed_In_Church July 12, 2014 at 06:37 am
You can also throw it in the trash.
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