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  • James Foley’s brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 2:34:35 PM PDT · 84 of 84
    kabar to Theoria

    CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE U. S. FIGHTING MAN

    1. I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

    2. I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.

    3. If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

    4. If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information, or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.

    5. When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only name, rank, service number and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.

    6. I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

    Note:

    (Prior to the Vietnam Conflict, violation of any of the above code elements could result in trial by Courts Martial. After learning of the atrocities inflicted on our personnel held prisoner in that action, it was determined that requiring strict compliance to such a demanding code was not always possible. It should stand as a guide to personal conduct but enforcement as a point of law is questionable.)

  • James Foley’s brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 2:34:24 PM PDT · 83 of 84
    kabar to Theoria
    We go to war and support each other. We look after our brother to our left and right. It has nothing to do with .gov. We all do that, that is our bond. .Gov cares about reducing costs and waste. It cares not about you nor me. How many times does it take to get driven into your head?

    We are the government. Military personnel are federal employees.

    How many times did we retake Fallujah? Why did we send our boys to go house to house when we have the capabilities to flatten the city. The choices for 'collateral' damage is taken over the well being of our 'military'. That happens all the time.

    These are tactics. War is just an extension of politics.

    You are from the Vietnam era. You are praising the .gov but you neglect to bring up the fact that in many ways .gov lied. .Gov wouldn't even tell you the truth about the USS Maddox Incident. ?

    I am not praising government. We take an oath to preserve and protect the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Duty, honor, and country.

    Now, some journalist goes over to a dangerous area to do the thing he loves and your pissed off at .gov? For what? Not rushing to his aid.

    Of course not. However, Foley is a citizen of this country and we have an obligation to assist him as best we can. It doesn't necessarily include rescuing him.

    Well, there are plenty of places in America where we need help. I'm happy Mr. Foley go to do what he loved, but he knew the risks. That rush and adventure was part of his love. But, there is a costs and chance of harm in all things.

    The US was assisting him along with his US employer. We actually did try to rescue him and other Western hostages.

  • James Foley’s brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 1:25:01 PM PDT · 81 of 84
    kabar to Theoria
    And above all else, .gov does not care about you nor should you ever depend on it coming to save you.

    You must have been in a different military than me. We believed that no man would be left behind and that our country would do whatever was necessary to support us. Many risked their lives to rescue their comrades. We also went to extraordinary lengths to retrieve our dead.

    Americans know better; our rustic individualism is part of our core.

    It has nothing to do with individualism. It has everything to do with being an American and the obligations the government has to its citizens.

  • James Foley’s brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 1:15:14 PM PDT · 79 of 84
    kabar to BykrBayb
    The Ambassador was visiting from Tripoli. Given all of the circumstances surrounding conditions in Benghazi including the security wavier and the conclusion by the Country Team that the facility was indefensible and that they could not depend on the host government for protection, we should not have been there.

    Billions of dollars have been spent on security for our diplomatic facilities abroad. But it all depends on the ability of the host government to come to your aid when under duress. If you cannot have such an assurance, you shouldn't be there period. That is the best defense.

  • James Foley’s brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 1:09:45 PM PDT · 77 of 84
    kabar to Theoria

    I spent 8 years in the USN, including a year in Vietnam. Just because someone volunteered to serve in a dangerous occupation doesn’t diminish their death or sacrifice. I have heard the Left dismiss the deaths of US military personnel with sentiments similar to the ones expressed by you. I find it reprehensible.

  • James Foley’s brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 10:56:07 AM PDT · 73 of 84
    kabar to Theoria
    Mr. Foley knew what he was getting into by working in the AO.

    So that excuses what happened to him? Do you feel the same way about our voluntary military or police or firemen? They know what they are getting into as well.

  • James Foley’s brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 9:37:17 AM PDT · 67 of 84
    kabar to Ann Archy
    Yes. I bet I can make you say anything I want if I have you captive for two years and go thru a series of mock executions.

    Lenny Bruce had a routine about a man who is brought to a room where he proclaims that he would never betray his country. Then he says (I'm paraphrasing from memory), "What are they doing to that guy over there? Why are they putting that funnel in his ass? What are they doing with that molten lead? They're pouring it in the funnel? The funnel that's in his ass? They're pouring hot lead in his ass? They're giving him a hot lead enema? Okay, I'll tell you anything. I'll tell you about my mother. I'll make up secrets."

    I heard a variation where Bruce says that when faced with the hot lead enema, he would make a shoeshine rag out of the American flag.

  • James Foley’s brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 9:26:31 AM PDT · 63 of 84
    kabar to Ann Archy

    Those weren’t his words, but those of his captors.

  • James Foley’s brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 9:25:02 AM PDT · 60 of 84
    kabar to BykrBayb

    Diplomats have been killed and wounded in the line of service for a very long time. I served 28 years as a foreign service officer. We should never place our personnel in danger if the host government cannot provide for their security. That is the real lesson of Benghazi.

  • James Foley’s brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 8:54:35 AM PDT · 47 of 84
    kabar to Squantos
    The reality of Pedecaris was far different than the film.

    On 18 May 1904, Perdicaris, and Ellen's son Cromwell, were kidnapped from their home by Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli's bandits. Several of Perdicaris's servants were injured by Raisuli's men, and Ellen was left behind alone. Shortly after leaving Tangier, Perdicaris broke his leg in a horse fall. Raisuli demanded of Sultan Abdelaziz of Morocco, $70,000 ransom, safe conduct, and control of two of Morocco's wealthiest districts.

    Despite the circumstances, Perdicaris came to admire and befriend Raisuli, who pledged to protect his prisoner from any harm. Perdicaris later said: "I go so far as to say that I do not regret having been his prisoner for some time... He is not a bandit, not a murderer, but a patriot forced into acts of brigandage to save his native soil and his people from the yoke of tyranny."

    Roosevelt's resolve weakened when he was advised on 1 June that Perdicaris was not a US citizen, that in fact he had forfeited his American passport for a Greek one forty years earlier; but Roosevelt reasoned that, since Raisuli thought Perdicaris was an American citizen, it made little difference. Roosevelt tried to get Britain and France to join the US in a combined military action to rescue Perdicaris, but the two countries refused and France actually reinforced its garrison in anticipation of an American assault. Instead, the two powers were covertly recruited to put pressure on the Sultan to accept Raisuli's demands, which he agreed to do on 21 June. Hay saw the need to maintain face so he issued a statement to the Republican National Convention:

    This government wants Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead.

    According to all witnesses, the Convention, which had been lukewarm towards Roosevelt up until then, went wild at this remark. One Kansas delegate exclaimed, "Roosevelt and Hay know what they're doing. Our people like courage. We'll stand for anything those men do." This famous catchphrase quickly caught on, and helped Roosevelt secure his election.

    The detailed facts of the incident (especially the fact that Perdicaris was not an American) remained secret until 1933, when historian Tyler Dennett mentioned it in his biography of John Hay.

  • A Former Community Organizer’s View of Ferguson

    08/22/2014 8:45:51 AM PDT · 17 of 22
    kabar to SMARTY

    So your solution to the problem is what?

  • NY Times/CBS Poll: US Divided Racially on Brown Shooting

    08/22/2014 8:28:12 AM PDT · 8 of 39
    kabar to rktman

    We saw the same thing in the OJ Simpson case. The divide has always been there.

  • James Foley’s brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 8:26:44 AM PDT · 42 of 84
    kabar to petitfour
    The reality is that the government has and will continue to negotiate with hostage takers either directly or thru surrogates. How do you think we get people back from North Korea, Iran, Colombian guerrillas, etc.

    I have seen it firsthand. We often did spy/prisoner swaps with the Soviets. There are details about these negotiations that are never made public to keep up the facade that we don't negotiate with terrorists or hostage takers.

  • Hagel: "Syria Raid Flawless"

    08/22/2014 8:21:07 AM PDT · 9 of 34
    kabar to TangledUpInBlue

    The operation was a success but the patient died.

  • James Foley’s brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 8:11:51 AM PDT · 35 of 84
    kabar to BykrBayb

    Yes, we do. It doesn’t matter who is in the WH.

  • James Foley’s brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 8:09:49 AM PDT · 34 of 84
    kabar to petitfour
    There are travel warnings for citizens, but that doesn't mean they cannot travel there. Foley was a journalist who was doing a job and being paid by an American company to do it. In fact, the company was in negotiations with the terrorists to release him. The ransom was just too high for the company to pay out.

    We have a consulate in Irbil. Regardless of how the American citizen got themselves in a predicament, we are obligated as a country to protect the citizen's rights and do our best to ensure fair treatment.

  • A Former Community Organizer’s View of Ferguson

    08/22/2014 8:03:02 AM PDT · 12 of 22
    kabar to SMARTY
    We have created a permanent underclass, uneducated, unskilled, and highly dependent upon government handouts. Why should we expect any less than anger, hostility, and frustration from black youth?

    Jobless Rate for Poor Black Teen Dropouts? Try 95 Percent

    These ten charts show the black-white economic gap hasn’t budged in 50 years

    "The wealth gap between minorities and whites has not improved over the past three decades," reports the Urban Institute. "From 1983 to 2010, average family wealth for whites has been about six times that of blacks and Hispanics — the gap in actual dollars growing as average wealth increased for both groups." And the Great Recession exacerbated that gap, as blacks and Hispanics were hit especially hard.

    From Pew: "The incarceration rate of black men is more than six times higher than that of white men, slightly larger than the gap in 1960."

  • James Foley’s brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 7:38:54 AM PDT · 24 of 84
    kabar to petitfour
    Not the government’s job.

    Of course it is the government's job to protect the interests of American citizens abroad. We do it at every embassy and consulate in the world. It is the primary responsibility of every consular officer.

  • James Foley’s brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 7:36:34 AM PDT · 20 of 84
    kabar to Opinionated Blowhard
    Of course it could, but it may not be in America’s interest to bend over backward to get hostages released, especially ones who willingly went into these danger zones. If we get that reputation, more Americans will get kidnapped.

    Was it America's interest to release five top ranking members of the Taliban to get back someone who "willingly" walked off his base and joined the enemy? We have been negotiating with terrorists. It is the reason why the terrorists keep demanding more ransoms and other quid pro quos.

  • Holder: DOJ investigating Foley death

    08/21/2014 7:54:50 AM PDT · 14 of 42
    kabar to maggief
    Round up the usual suspects.

    Obama continues to treat Islamic terrorism as a criminal matter. We are at war with radical, fundamentalist Islam. Would FDR have ordered a criminal investigation for the individual Japanese pilots who bombed Pearl Harbor?

  • Man Bites Dog, Ferguson Riots & Privileged White Kids Who Can't Get Jobs...

  • Billionaires silent after big splash (Amnesty)

    08/21/2014 7:41:06 AM PDT · 4 of 9
    kabar to jimbo123

    They don’t have to place ads. Obama is about to give them what they want thru Executive Order. Obama met with the corporate elites when he interrupted his vacation to come to DC. You can expect an amnesty and increased guest worker program within a few weeks. The fix is in.

  • The 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare

    08/21/2014 7:06:06 AM PDT · 87 of 89
    kabar to drpix
    Your welcome. Re the EITC payments:

    IRS Gave $14 Billion in Refundable Tax Credits to Illegals

    North estimated that an average of 15 percent of ACTC refunds are directed to undocumented households.

    In August, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that the IRS is not in compliance with their returns of improper Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) payments. The IRS’ rate of improper EITC payments for the fiscal year of 2012 was estimated between 21-25 percent, totaling nearly $62 billion overall.

    If we have an amnesty. Heritage estimated it would cost $6.3 trillion. Yes, it is in the trillions.

  • US special forces tried to rescue hostages earlier in 2014, officials say

    08/20/2014 3:56:52 PM PDT · 21 of 87
    kabar to McGruff

    Pure political announcement playing to a domestic audience. This should never have been revealed publicly.

  • White House’s pathetic reaction to journalist beheading: “we are appalled”

    08/20/2014 11:23:38 AM PDT · 21 of 28
    kabar to Biggirl
    David Cameron has condemned the murder of a US journalist by a British jihadi as "shocking and depraved" and broken off his holiday to lead the government's response to the crisis.

    The Prime Minister is expected to chair a meeting with officials from the Foreign Office and Home Office to discuss the actions of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

    Mr Cameron said: "If true, the murder of James Foley is shocking and depraved. I will today chair meetings on the situation in Iraq and Syria."

  • President Obama is scheduled to make a statement on the ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley

    08/20/2014 10:17:47 AM PDT · 105 of 111
    kabar to LeoWindhorse
    how/why he would have read the prepared remarks , knowing he was about to be slaughtered , I cannot understand .

    Maybe if you had been held captive two years like he was, you might understand. Also, there could have been othr mock executions prior to this one and not carried out.

    More appropriate would have been a spontaneous remark that they could not have used , ending with GOD BLESS AMERICA ! Not “ I guess I wish I were not an American “ F that , ur going to die anyway . Was he thinking they might cut a little slower ?

    You must live in a fantasy world. Have you ever been shot at or held hostage? I have and your overwhelming instinct is survival. This is real life not some Hollywood movie. Lenny Bruce summed it up best

    "I would give them every top secret, I would make shoeshine rags out of the American flag, ... Just don't give me that hot-lead enema."

    And if Foley had tried to say "God Bless America," do you think the terrorists would have released it on the video?

  • President Obama is scheduled to make a statement on the ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley

    08/20/2014 10:03:30 AM PDT · 94 of 111
    kabar to NCLaw441

    ISIL ( Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) is the Iraqi branch of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). It is now the Islamic State (IS).

  • President Obama is scheduled to make a statement on the ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley

    08/20/2014 10:03:24 AM PDT · 93 of 111
    kabar to NCLaw441

    ISIL ( Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) is the Iraqi branch of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). It is now the Islamic State (IS).

  • RNC Chair: Minority Outreach Must Be Full Time

    08/20/2014 8:18:26 AM PDT · 13 of 63
    kabar to re_tail20

    The GOP can’t win the identity politics game. They must appeal to the American worker who has been abandoned by both parties.

  • Even Liberals Think The Indictment Of Rick Perry Looks Weak

    08/20/2014 8:16:30 AM PDT · 21 of 21
    kabar to Impy
    His impeachment shouldn't be a fantasy. It must be a real constitutional imperative regardless of whether it is successful or not. What should the reaction be of Congress when Obama legalizes 6 million illegal aliens and gives them work permits, SSNs, and the ability to travel freely in and out of the country? And what happens when millions of their relatives cross the border to join them? We have seen the fallout from the 2012 backdoor DACA amnesty that met no resistance from Republicans.
  • The 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare

    08/20/2014 7:42:05 AM PDT · 32 of 89
    kabar to F15Eagle
    LEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE THE REAL PROBLEM. We bring in 1.1 million legal immigrants a year and have been doing so since 1990. They use welfare benefits to a greater extent than the native born. We are importing poverty.

    As the Census Bureau does in many of its publications, we report welfare use based on whether the household head is an immigrant or native. With regard to immigrant households, this means we are mainly reporting welfare use for immigrants and their U.S.-born children who live with them and comparing them to natives and their children. Table 12 shows the percentage of immigrant‑ and native‑headed households in which at least one member of the household uses one or more major welfare programs. The definition of programs is as follows: cash assistance: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), state administered general assistance, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is for low-income elderly and disabled persons; food assistance: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), informally known as food stamps, free and subsidized school lunch, and the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program (WIC); housing assistance: subsidized and government-owned housing. The table also shows figures for Medicaid, the health insurance program for those with low incomes.

  • Jail Records at Odds With Ferguson Cop’s Claims That Outsiders Causing Trouble

    08/19/2014 6:44:58 PM PDT · 25 of 75
    kabar to jazusamo

    Exactly. Only 4 came from the town. Most or the looting and demonstrating is coming from outsiders.

  • ISIS militants appear to behead abducted American journalist James Wright Foley in graphic video

    08/19/2014 5:46:32 PM PDT · 37 of 90
    kabar to markomalley

    You are a f’ing idiot.

  • Even Liberals Think The Indictment Of Rick Perry Looks Weak

    08/19/2014 5:27:38 PM PDT · 14 of 21
    kabar to Clintonfatigued

    Perhaps a shot across the bow that any attempted impeachment of Obama will be met by such actions. It also takes down another possible challenger to Hillary.

  • Man Bites Dog, Ferguson Riots & Privileged White Kids Who Can't Get Jobs...

    08/19/2014 5:17:12 PM PDT · 15 of 21
    kabar to AEMILIUS PAULUS
    Black America's Real Problem Isn't White Racism

    What about interracial crime, white-on-black attacks and the reverse?

    After researching the FBI numbers for "Suicide of a Superpower," this writer concluded: "An analysis of 'single offender victimization figures' from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white -- with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study."

    Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse.

    If interracial crime is the ugliest manifestation of racism, what does this tell us about where racism really resides -- in America?

    And if the FBI stats for 2007 represent an average year since the Tawana Brawley rape-hoax of 1987, over one-third of a million white women have been sexually assaulted by black males since 1987 -- with no visible protest from the civil rights leadership.

  • ISIS militants appear to behead abducted American journalist James Wright Foley in graphic video

    08/19/2014 5:07:24 PM PDT · 5 of 90
    kabar to markomalley
    While it may have been coerced, Foley's voice is not the monotone that is associated with reading a statement under duress. Frankly, it sounds to me more like somebody who believed his words.

    BS.

  • Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack

    08/19/2014 9:27:24 AM PDT · 182 of 804
    kabar to Georgia Girl 2

    292 pounds according to the autopsy report.

  • The Russian Media Thinks a Race War Is Brewing in America

    08/18/2014 1:02:44 PM PDT · 26 of 90
    kabar to 2ndDivisionVet

    There will be no winners, only losers if we have a race war.

  • St. Swisher Sweet and the Lies That Set Ferguson on Fire

    08/18/2014 7:38:36 AM PDT · 9 of 36
    kabar to rktman

    It is actually a third autopsy. The local authorities conducted one and the Brown family hired Michael Baden to do a second one. The Fed autopsy will be the third one.

  • Capt. Ron Johnson: 'I Am Sorry' For Brown's Death

    08/18/2014 7:35:19 AM PDT · 33 of 72
    kabar to Vigilanteman
    Even the Brown family lawyer admits it was Brown. According to the Brown supporters, the issue is that the video "besmirches" Brown (a term used by Gov Nixon) and has nothing to do with the shooting. Of course that is nonsense.

    DOJ and the FBI tried to stop release of the video, but the local police went ahead any way. The real reason they didn't want the video released is that it destroys the narrative that the "Gentle Giant" Brown was shot by a racist cop. The public has less sympathy for the thug and gives more credence to the cop's story. Obama, Holder, and the Dems want to keep the pot stirred up to energize their base and to act as a distraction for the MSM away from the Obama scandals and his failed foreign policy. We now have a hot war in Iraq and the Ukraine is on a collision course with Russia. And all the MSM cares about is the death of a black thug in Missouri.

  • OBAMA MENTOR CHARLES OGLETREE ON 'THREE DAYS OF RIOTING' IN FERGUSON: 'IT'S JUST STARTING'

    08/17/2014 5:45:19 PM PDT · 63 of 85
    kabar to RoosterRedux

    Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.

  • OBAMA MENTOR CHARLES OGLETREE: ARREST COP WHO KILLED MICHAEL BROWN

    08/17/2014 5:39:17 PM PDT · 64 of 88
    kabar to Enlightened1
    Finally here is what the kid that was with Michael that day said happen on CNN. If what this kid is saying is true, then that cop will certainly go to federal prison.

    LOL. The "witness" was an accomplice in the store robbery. I get a kick out of the fact that he admits that they did not follow the officer's instructions to get out of the middle of the road because they were finishing up a conversation.

    And to top things off, when the officer backed up and blocked their path and tried to open his door, he was so close to them that the door "ricocheted" against them forcing the door to close again. Then the officer grabbed Brown around the neck was seated in the car and tried to drag Brown inside the car thru the window. LOL. Imagine how long and strong the officer's arms had to be to grab a 6'4" 292 lib man and try to pull him into the car.

    This statement will keep Wilson OUT of federal prison. Besides the fact that it is coming from a criminal accomplice, it is ridiculous on the face of it. It defies belief.

  • OBAMA MENTOR CHARLES OGLETREE: ARREST COP WHO KILLED MICHAEL BROWN

    08/17/2014 5:24:22 PM PDT · 58 of 88
    kabar to Jim Robinson
    OGLETREE is supposed to be knowledgeable about the law. Wilson killed someone while on duty doing his job. He was assaulted by Brown who tried to take his weapon and resisted arrest. It is up to the police department to conduct an administrative investigation prior to turning it over to judicial proceedings.

    So the question is on what grounds should Wilson be arrested? Doing his job? Self-defense?

  • We Couldn't Help Comparing Two Different Immigrant Cultures Today:

    08/17/2014 5:12:07 PM PDT · 7 of 8
    kabar to I want the USA back
  • OBAMA MENTOR CHARLES OGLETREE ON 'THREE DAYS OF RIOTING' IN FERGUSON: 'IT'S JUST STARTING'

    08/17/2014 5:05:58 PM PDT · 39 of 85
    kabar to cripplecreek

    I suspect there may have been drugs in his system. Holder is ordering a second autopsy by the Feds.

  • OBAMA MENTOR CHARLES OGLETREE ON 'THREE DAYS OF RIOTING' IN FERGUSON: 'IT'S JUST STARTING'

    08/17/2014 5:03:48 PM PDT · 35 of 85
    kabar to Paladin2
  • We're Relying on Phantom Wealth to Fund Our Retirement

    08/17/2014 4:08:31 PM PDT · 47 of 59
    kabar to Jedidah
    Your table is interesting, but percentages don’t tell the tale. 38.7% of native born is a heck of a lot more people than 56.6% of immigrants, and the big difference is that immigrants work their way off welfare.

    We choose to allow these people to come here. Why are we importing poverty?

    speak from close experience. I work closely with this demographic. What really chaps me are the native borns who pass the entitlement mentality down for generations. I see it often.

    Anecdotal information doesn't replace facts. Here are a few factoids for you.

    Immigrants in the United States, 2010: A Profile of America's Foreign-Born Population

    In 2010, 23 percent of immigrants and their U.S.-born children (under 18) lived in poverty, compared to 13.5 percent of natives and their children. Immigrants and their children accounted for one-fourth of all persons in poverty. The children of immigrants account for one-third of all children in poverty.

    Among the top sending countries, poverty is highest for immigrants and their young children from Mexico (35 percent), Honduras (34 percent), and Guatemala (31 percent); and lowest for those from Germany (7 percent), India (6 percent), and the Philippines (6 percent).

    In 2010, 36 percent of immigrant-headed households used at least one major welfare program (primarily food assistance and Medicaid) compared to 23 percent of native households. Among the top sending countries, welfare use is highest for households headed by immigrants from Mexico (57 percent), Guatemala (55 percent), and the Dominican Republic (54 percent); and lowest for those from Canada (13 percent), Germany (10 percent), and the United Kingdom (6 percent).

    In 2010, 29 percent of immigrants and their U.S.-born children (under 18) lacked health insurance, compared to 13.8 percent of natives and their children. New immigrants and their U.S.-born children account for two-thirds of the increase in the uninsured since 2000.

    Many immigrants make significant progress the longer they live in the country. However, on average even immigrants who have lived in the United States for 20 years have not come close to closing the gap with natives.

    The poverty rate of adult immigrants who have lived in the United States for 20 years is 50 percent higher than that of adult natives.

    The share of adult immigrants who have lived in the United States for 20 years who lack health insurance is twice that of adult natives.

    The share of households headed by an immigrant who has lived in the United States for 20 years using one or more welfare programs is nearly twice that of native-headed households.

    The share of households headed by an immigrant who has lived in the United States for 20 years that are owner occupied is 22 percent lower than that of native households.

    My original statement stands. Mexicans work their tails off at minimum wage jobs. In most cases, any assistance is just that — assistance when the paycheck doesn’t stretch. Assistance, not support.

    The out of wedlock birthrates for Hispanics is 53%. They want Big Government and all the services that can be provided to them. Use of welfare services are only exceeded by blacks.

  • We're Relying on Phantom Wealth to Fund Our Retirement

    08/17/2014 3:55:05 PM PDT · 45 of 59
    kabar to Cringing Negativism Network
    NOBODY is doing one little thing to stop it.

    So what should be done to stop it?

  • We're Relying on Phantom Wealth to Fund Our Retirement

    08/17/2014 2:54:37 PM PDT · 35 of 59
    kabar to Cringing Negativism Network
    Individual companies make individual decisions on what is best for them. Unless you make the business environment in America more attractive than the ones overseas, you will continue to have an exodus of businesses.

    It happens domestically among the states. Firms are leaving CA and going to Texas for example. CA is not sending away businesses as a matter of policy. It is just making the business climate so inhospitable that companies relocate.

  • We're Relying on Phantom Wealth to Fund Our Retirement

    08/17/2014 2:45:26 PM PDT · 32 of 59
    kabar to Jedidah
    Show up and perform — that’s the key. Mexicans do. They work their tails off. A bunch of Americans won’t, even when the jobs are available, and it’s killing us.