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  • Michelle Obama says high school not good enough, 'you have to go to college'

    04/17/2014 9:35:27 PM PDT · 47 of 59
    kabar to 2ndDivisionVet

    It is a country in decline. I don’t envy our children and grandchildren.

  • Michelle Obama says high school not good enough, 'you have to go to college'

    04/17/2014 9:24:18 PM PDT · 45 of 59
    kabar to 2ndDivisionVet

    Yes, I remember a lot despite being only 71. This is not the same country I grew up in. I graduated high school in 1961.

  • House Immigration Bills Are Still in the Mix

    04/17/2014 9:16:02 PM PDT · 4 of 7
    kabar to mykroar

    The GOPe is hellbent on losing the midterms and the country.

  • Michelle Obama says high school not good enough, 'you have to go to college'

    04/17/2014 9:08:30 PM PDT · 42 of 59
    kabar to 2ndDivisionVet

    We are talking millions.

  • Michelle Obama says high school not good enough, 'you have to go to college'

    04/17/2014 8:36:15 PM PDT · 39 of 59
    kabar to 2ndDivisionVet
    You are in the minority and times have changed. High school graduates are finding it more and more difficult to get a job.

    In the fourth quarter of 2013, there were only two working-age natives holding a job for every one that was not employed. This represents a huge deterioration. As recently as 2000, there were three working-age adults holding a job for every one not working.

    If you’re a high school dropout you’re talking about 30 percent working. Among high school grads who graduated from high school in the last three years — we do a separate survey of them the fall after graduation — 45 percent of them held a job, the lowest in the last 50 years we’ve been collecting this data. And to make it worse, of that 45 percent, only half of them were able to get a full-time job. Only one in five young high school grads, not in college, [is] working full-time.

    We have a huge catastrophe happening among our young people. There is massive unemployment and underemployment. It has huge repercussions throughout our economy and for the future.

  • A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

    04/17/2014 8:17:13 PM PDT · 41 of 46
    kabar to jazusamo

    The Tea Party is truly a grassroots movement. It is an immediate existential threat to the ruling oligarchy of both parties, which is why both the Reps and the Dems want to destroy it.

  • Michelle Obama says high school not good enough, 'you have to go to college'

    04/17/2014 8:10:12 PM PDT · 33 of 59
    kabar to 2ndDivisionVet
    I know dozens of high school drop-out, high school grad, GED and college drop-out millionaires and I’ll bet everyone here does, too. In my experience as a sales recruiter, I’ve found that high school level people often make better salespeople. I don’t know what they’re doing to people in college these days, but it’s sure goofing them up in sales.

    Anecdotal information doesn't change the reality that the less education you have, the more difficult it is to find employment and good salaries. Of course it doesn't help to bring in 1.1 million permanent legal immigrants annually along with 650,000 guest workers every year to compete with Americans for jobs.

  • Obama: No Fixes to Obamacare Until GOP has ‘Change in Attitude’

    04/17/2014 5:21:17 PM PDT · 15 of 47
    kabar to forgotten man

    Next is Hillary....

  • REPORT: OBAMA CONSIDERING BOND HEARINGS FOR DETAINED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

    04/17/2014 4:40:53 PM PDT · 12 of 20
    kabar to TexasCajun
    Deportation Numbers Unwrapped Raw Statistics Reveal the Real Story of ICE Enforcement in Decline

    Key Findings:

    The number of deportations resulting from interior enforcement by ICE declined by 19 percent from 2011 to 2012, and is on track to decline another 22 percent in 2013.

    In 2012, the year the Obama administration claimed to break enforcement records, more than one-half of removals attributed to ICE were the result of Border Patrol arrests that would never have been counted as a removal in prior years. In 2008, under the Bush administration, only one-third of removals were from Border Patrol arrests.

    Total deportations in 2011, the latest year for which complete numbers are available, numbered 715,495 – the lowest level since 1973. The highest number of deportations on record was in 2000, under the Clinton administration, when 1,864,343 aliens were deported.

    When claiming record levels of enforcement, the Obama administration appears to count only removals, which are just one form of deportation, and only a partial measure of enforcement. Beginning in 2011, a shift of some of the routine Border Patrol case load to ICE enabled the administration to count an artificially high number of removals.

  • Obama: 8 Million Signed up for Health Care (and the sky just turned red!)

    04/17/2014 1:31:55 PM PDT · 15 of 35
    kabar to Dave346

    The real question is how many Americans remain uninsured? The objective of Obamacare was supposed to be universal coverage. 15% at least reamined uninsured or over 45 million people.

  • Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine

    04/17/2014 12:14:39 PM PDT · 45 of 127
    kabar to varmintman
    Michael Salberg, director of the international affairs at the New York City-based Anti-Defamation League, said it's unclear whether the leaflets were issued by the pro-Russian leadership or a splinter group operating within the pro-Russian camp.

    But the Russian side has used the specter of anti-Semitism in a cynical manner since anti-government protests began in Kiev that resulted in the ousting of Ukraine's pro-Russian former president Viktor Yanukovych. Russia and its allies in Ukraine issued multiple stories about the the threat posed to Jews by Ukraine's new pro-Western government in Kiev, Salberg said.

    Those stories were based in part on ultra-nationalists who joined the Maidan protests, and the inclusion of the ultra-nationalist Svoboda party in Ukraine's new interim government. But the threat turned out to be false, he said.

  • Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine

    04/17/2014 12:10:22 PM PDT · 41 of 127
    kabar to vladimir998
    All parties at international talks on the Ukraine crisis Thursday unanimously condemned anti-Semitism and other forms of religious intolerance, Kerry said.

    Also, members of the Russian Orthodox church in Ukraine were recently threatened that they would be attacked in the coming days by members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Kerry said.

    This all sounds like a disinformation campaign. Remember that the Russians likened the new Ukrainian regime to the Nazis and noted the anti-semitism of one of the Ukrainian parties.

  • Will a republican revolt unseat frontrunner Mike Rounds? (SD Senate)

    04/17/2014 9:09:47 AM PDT · 7 of 8
    kabar to Servant of the Cross

    This is the new Dem tactic. Run a third party “conservative” to take votes from the Rep candidate. It worked in the VA governor race.

  • Putin Asserts Right To Use Force In Eastern Ukraine

    04/17/2014 8:32:51 AM PDT · 43 of 63
    kabar to Hugin
    Like I said when he took Crimea, it does no good to have a warm water port if you don’t have a land route to get there. You just need to look at a map to know he wasn’t done.

    What about Novorossiysk, which is Russia's main port on the Black Sea? In 2003, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree setting up a naval base for the Black Sea Fleet in Novorossiysk. Russia has allocated 12.3 billion rubles (about $480 million) for the construction of the new base between 2007 and 2012. The construction of other facilities and infrastructure at the base, including units for coastal troops, aviation and logistics, will continue beyond 2012.

    The Russian lease on port facilities in Sevastopol, which, though the main base of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, is part of Ukraine, was set to expire in 2017. Ukraine was reported to be planning to not renew the lease; however, in April 2010 the Russian and Ukrainian presidents signed an agreement to extend the lease by twenty-five years, with an option of further extension of five years after the new term expires.

  • Nancy Pelosi Works To Enlist Republicans In Amnesty Push

    04/17/2014 7:28:17 AM PDT · 3 of 10
    kabar to skeeter

    Most of the Rep Congressmen from CA, a dwindling number, support amnesty. They see the writing on the wall. In a decade or so, we will be able to count the number of Rep congressmen from CA on one hand and still have fingers left over. With or without amnesty, the Rep days are numbered in CA.

  • Who Are the Real Saboteurs of Immigration Reform?

    04/17/2014 7:16:49 AM PDT · 61 of 67
    kabar to xzins
    In times of low employment, I wouldn’t have any immigration at all.

    Agreed, but we continue to have an immigration policy that is not related to our job needs. We just had the largest decade of legal immigration in US history at a time when we had a net loss of jobs during that same period.

  • Putin Asserts Right To Use Force In Eastern Ukraine

    04/17/2014 7:12:54 AM PDT · 23 of 63
    kabar to dfwgator

    Of course not, but comparing Putin to Hitler in this regard is relevant. It is also recent European history, which many can relate to in Europe. They have seen this play out in their lifetime.

  • Putin Asserts Right To Use Force In Eastern Ukraine

    04/17/2014 7:09:35 AM PDT · 21 of 63
    kabar to dfwgator
    The Hitler comparisons are just flat out wrong.

    Disagree. A number of Hitler's territorial land grabs were justified by saying that he was protecting ethnic Germans.

  • Who Are the Real Saboteurs of Immigration Reform?

    04/17/2014 7:04:15 AM PDT · 56 of 67
    kabar to xzins

    We also need to reduce LEGAL IMMIGRATION substantially and go to a merit based system.

  • Who Are the Real Saboteurs of Immigration Reform?

    04/17/2014 7:00:52 AM PDT · 54 of 67
    kabar to xzins
    Those numbers have nothing to do with fitting the right person into the right job. That takes time. It just does.

    Why do you keep on peddling that phony strawman? There is not going to be mass or overnight deportations. Attrition thru enforcement works.

    And exactly what special skills do these illegals have? Over 50% lack even a high school degree. They are predominantly low skilled and uneducated. We have 21 million Americans unemployed or underemployed. When companies like McDonalds announce they are hiring, huge numbers turn out all over the country. This myth that the country will come to a standstill if all the illegals left is simply not true.

    And although businesses may profit from hiring this cheap labor, what is the cost to the taxpayer?

  • Who Are the Real Saboteurs of Immigration Reform?

    04/17/2014 6:51:49 AM PDT · 48 of 67
    kabar to jimt
    I'd deport every one of their rear ends and their anchor babies right along with 'em.

    Attrition thru enforcement works. I am not against deportation, which is the law of the land. I just don't believe mass deportation is feasible operationally or politically.

    FYI: We have 800,000 absconders running around the country, i.e., lawbreakers who have been ordered by the courts for deportation, but have failed to leave, e.g., Obama's uncle and aunt. We should be taking these people from the court house to the airport for deportation.

  • Who Are the Real Saboteurs of Immigration Reform?

    04/17/2014 6:46:22 AM PDT · 45 of 67
    kabar to xzins
    I do believe that those concerns of a huge vacuum in certain jobs if an overnight deportation program were initiated. You can’t just fit any unemployed person into any job. It has to be the right fit, and that takes time.

    This is a phony strawman. "Overnight" or mass deportation is not going to happen. No Congressman has ever proposed it as a solution nor has anyone from any of the major immigration organizations or think tanks. It is ridiculous to bring it up unless you have an agenda, i.e., blanket amnesty.

    Are There Really Jobs Americans Won’t Do? A detailed look at immigrant and native employment across occupations

    This analysis tests the often-made argument that immigrants do only jobs Americans don't want. If the argument is correct, there should be occupations comprised entirely or almost entirely of immigrants (legal and illegal). But Census Bureau data collected from 2009 to 2011, which allows for detailed analysis of all 472 separate occupations, shows that there were only a handful of majority-immigrant occupations. Thus, there really are no jobs that Americans won't do. Further, we estimated the share of occupations that are comprised of illegal immigrants, and found that there are no occupations in which the majority of workers are illegally in the country.

    Among the findings:

    Of the 472 civilian occupations, only six are majority immigrant (legal and illegal). These six occupations account for 1 percent of the total U.S. workforce. Moreover, native-born Americans still comprise 46 percent of workers even in these occupations.

    Many jobs often thought to be overwhelmingly immigrant (legal and illegal) are in fact majority native-born:

    Maids and housekeepers: 51 percent native-born

    Taxi drivers and chauffeurs: 58 percent native-born

    Butchers and meat processors: 63 percent native-born

    Grounds maintenance workers: 64 percent native-born

    Construction laborers: 66 percent native-born

    Porters, bellhops, and concierges: 72 percent native-born

    Janitors: 73 percent native-born

    There are 67 occupations in which 25 percent or more of workers are immigrants (legal and illegal). In these high-immigrant occupations, there are still 16.5 million natives — accounting for one out of eight natives in the labor force.

    High-immigrant occupations (25 percent or more immigrant) are primarily, but not exclusively, lower-wage jobs that require relatively little formal education.

    In high-immigrant occupations, 59 percent of the natives have no education beyond high school, compared to 31 percent of the rest of the labor force.

    Some may think that native-born workers in high-immigrant occupations are mostly older, with few young natives willing to do such work. But 34 percent of natives in these occupations are age 30 or younger, compared to 27 percent of natives in the rest of labor force.

    It is worth remembering that not all high-immigrant occupations are lower skilled. For example, 36 percent of software engineers are immigrants as are 27 percent of physicians.

    A number of politically important groups tend to face very little job competition from immigrants (legal and illegal). For example, just 10 percent of reporters are immigrants, as are only 6 percent of lawyers and judges and 6 percent of farmers and ranchers.

    Estimates of Illegal Immigrants

    We find that there are no occupations in the United States in which a majority of workers are illegal immigrants.

    Illegal immigrants work mostly in construction, cleaning, maintenance, food service, garment manufacturing, and agricultural occupations. However, the overwhelming majority of workers even in these areas are native-born or legal immigrants.

    Although illegal immigrants comprise a large share of workers in agriculture, farm workers are only a tiny share of the total labor force. Consistent with other research, just 5 percent of all illegal immigrants work in agriculture.

    However, my basic point is that total control of the border, coasts, and visas will take care of the illegal problem.

    Cutting off the job magnet is most important. Mandatory e-verify and tough employer penalties will aid in that effort.

    We don’t need any new laws about green cards, immigration rules, paths to citizenship, etc. Control entry and everything else falls into place.

    We need to reduce legal immigration from the current 1.1 million a year to far less, e.g., around 300,000. And we should move to a merit based system vice the current kinship system.

  • Who Are the Real Saboteurs of Immigration Reform?

    04/17/2014 6:09:53 AM PDT · 36 of 67
    kabar to xzins
    This is where he gets it.

    This is where VDH supports amnesty.

    The Chamber's argument is that the service, agriculture, and construction industries would collapse if illegals were "immediately removed." This, they say, would cause a depression level recession in the country until it was sorted out. They believe those industries are the location of so many illegals that it wouldn't be able to replace their jobs with able workers very quickly. They have a point. Any deportations, some of these people say, should take place over about a decade to allow for a gradual transition.

    This is just BS. The Chamber of Commerce supports amnesty and the doubling of guest worker programs. They take jobs away from Americans and depress wages. With 21 million Americans looking for work or underemployed, there is no shortage of labor.

    Still No Evidence of a Labor Shortage Immigrant and native employment in the fourth quarter of 2013

    Congress is currently considering immigration reform packages that include work permits for those in the country illegally, as well as substantial increases in future legal immigration. Yet the latest employment data continue to show an enormous number of working-age Americans not working, particularly those with modest levels of education.

    Among the findings:

    In the fourth quarter of 2013, the standard unemployment rate (referred to as U-3) for native-born adults who have not completed high school was 16.6 percent, while for those with only a high school education it was 8.5. The U-3 unemployed are people who have looked for a job in the last four weeks.

    The broader U-6 measure of unemployment — which includes those want to work, but have not looked recently, and those forced to work part-time — was 28.7 percent for native-born adults who have not completed high school and 16.5 percent for those with only a high school education.

    The total number of native-born, working-age adults (18 to 65) of any education level not working (unemployed or out the labor force) was 50.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 — 8.8 million more than in the fourth quarter of 2007, and 14.7 million more than in the same quarter of 2000.

    The share of working-age (18 to 65) natives holding a job has not recovered from the Great Recession. In the fourth quarter of 2013, 31 percent were not working, something that has barely improved in the last five years.

    In the fourth quarter of 2013, there were only two working-age natives holding a job for every one that was not employed. This represents a huge deterioration. As recently as 2000, there were three working-age adults holding a job for every one not working.

    As for those illegals already here, green cards and pathways to citizenship are irrelevant. There is already a green card and immigration program. If they want one, then have them do it according to the current system. Their turn will eventually come up from their own side of the border, and then they'll be legal.

    As someone who has actually issued immigrant visas, most of them would not qualify for a tourist visa let alone a permanent immigrant visa. And there are four million intending legal immigrants waiting overseas for their turn to enter. They have completed all the paperwork, background investigations, physicals, etc.

  • Who Are the Real Saboteurs of Immigration Reform?

    04/17/2014 5:54:21 AM PDT · 34 of 67
    kabar to McGavin999
    Sheesh, he’s not proposing anything he’s explaining REAL positions of both sides.

    VDH is mischaracterizing the position of our side, i.e., those of us supporting the Rule of Law. No responsible person is suggesting mass deportation. I have worked in the immigration reform movement for seven years, lobbying on the Hill and in Richmond.

  • Who Are the Real Saboteurs of Immigration Reform?

    04/17/2014 5:50:09 AM PDT · 33 of 67
    kabar to Kaslin
    Explain exactly where you get that idea?

    VDH has jumped the shark. Any legislation that allows the lawbreakers to stay and work here is amnesty. The proponents of amnesty are wont to create two choices: mass deportation or blanket amnesty. The former is obviously not practical operationally or politically so you are left with a blanket amnesty.

    There are other alternatives. The lawbreakers did not get here overnight and won't leave overnight. Attrition thru enforcement works. There is no need or urgency to legalize the lawbreakers. When you reward something, you get more of it.

    VDH is using the same arguments as the RINOs who supported the gang of 8 bill. It is surrender. And VDH fails to address the electoral impact of an amnesty or answer such questions as to whether those who are legalized will be able to sponsor their relatives to join them thru chain migration.

    Very disappointing for the guy who authored Mexifornia.

  • POLL: TWO IN THREE AMERICANS NOT INTERESTED IN WORLD CUP

    04/16/2014 3:39:59 PM PDT · 182 of 184
    kabar to kearnyirish2
    Germany's team is much younger.

    As an American that watched the US dismantle Portugal in World Cup play, I don’t see them having a chance; like the US, they’ll be lucky to advance from the first round.

    Portugal is the third ranked team in the world after Spain and Germany. They have arguably the best player in the world in Cristiano Ronaldo. He is the 2013 FIFA world player of the year.

    As an American that watched the US dismantle Portugal in World Cup play

    When was that game played? 2002?

  • American Legion shoots down idea to tie immigration to military service

    04/16/2014 10:10:54 AM PDT · 31 of 31
    kabar to where's_the_Outrage?
    However, if one illegal prevents a US Citizen from joining the military based on number’s required, all US Citizens should be at the front of the line.

    Cut the BS. How do you prove that? Do you honestly believe we can't meet our numbers without bringing in illegal aliens? The illegal aliens should not even be in line.

    When you reward something, you get more of it. I guess the word is out to those wishing to enter the US illegally: Bring in your children and they will not only have a path to citizenship, they will be able to sponsor you once they get it. This is a rolling amnesty. When and how do we end it now that the precedent is set?

    Otherwise, let them in.

    What a f'ing travesty. It is an insult to all of us who have served.

  • Businesses Say They're Having Trouble Finding People Who Will Show Up For Work

    04/16/2014 8:59:23 AM PDT · 49 of 76
    kabar to The Working Man
  • Businesses Say They're Having Trouble Finding People Who Will Show Up For Work

    04/16/2014 8:31:40 AM PDT · 42 of 76
    kabar to I want the USA back
    Coming here to do the jobs that many Americans don’t know how to do.

    Pure BS. What jobs are there that "Americans don't know how to do?" Be specific.

  • Immigration's Impact on Republican Political Prospects, 1980 to 2012

    04/16/2014 8:25:31 AM PDT · 20 of 20
    kabar to sheana
    All these reports and charts turn most peoples brains to mush.

    Sad, isn't it? We must deal in facts and not emotion, but the Dems know that most people are so ignorant, it is far easier to manipulate them thru emotion.

    We get the government and policies we deserve. If the American people are so stupid that they cannot digest "reports and charts," then the Republic is truly finished. We cannot have a rationale discussion of the issue.

  • American Legion shoots down idea to tie immigration to military service

    04/16/2014 8:19:50 AM PDT · 27 of 31
    kabar to where's_the_Outrage?
    I don't blame the illegal alien for trying to better his life. And if he chooses to do this by honerable [sic] US Military service, I would be glad to have them in my command.

    Is that the metric we use? Trying to better his life? How does that excuse illegality? Is that the message we want to send worldwide? Get into the US illegally and you will be rewarded by being given an opportunity to join the US military and get citizenship?

    We are in the process of reducing the size of the military. Some people are being forced out to get down to the required staffing. So US citizens and legal immigrants (green card holders) will be competing against illegal aliens for spots in the military. Where is the fairness in that? What obligation do we owe to our own people?

    In a more general sense, this is about jobs. Why should illegal aliens be on equal footing with legal residents of this country? I am really astounded at how the politicians can manipulate alleged conservatives emotionally into circumventing the Rule of Law.

    That being said, I as a commander would like to have the yea or nea on whether this person should be allowed to have citizenship.

    You don't have that right nor should you.

  • Businesses Say They're Having Trouble Finding People Who Will Show Up For Work

    04/16/2014 7:47:10 AM PDT · 13 of 76
    kabar to SeekAndFind

    Just some more propaganda to bring in more foreign guest workers who can do jobs Americans can’t do.

  • Mayor Julian Castro to Obama: Grant Temporary Amnesty to Family Members of DREAMers

    04/16/2014 7:36:23 AM PDT · 5 of 17
    kabar to Cheerio
    The horse is already out of the barn. Obama has already legalized the Dreamers thru his backdoor amnesty. 1.8 million are eligible and 500,000 have been legalized so far including work permits and SSNs. So what was the response of Congress? Eric Cantor is getting ready to introduce his own Dreamer bill.

    When President Barack Obama decided he could rewrite America’s immigration laws without any input from Congress, he opened the floodgates for liberals at all levels of government to legitimize illegal aliens through bureaucratic fiat. But even the one-time community organizer probably didn’t think California would move this quickly.

  • POLL: TWO IN THREE AMERICANS NOT INTERESTED IN WORLD CUP

    04/16/2014 7:16:25 AM PDT · 173 of 184
    kabar to lacrew
    and contrary to rhetoric in the media, the 2013 numbers were an improvement on the 2012 numbers - its on the upswing.

    2007 was the peak year for NFL attendance. The NFL's $60 million attendance problem

    I’m going to stick with my prediction. The US World Cup viewership will come nowhere close to Super Bowl numbers.

    Worldwide, the viewership for the World Cup will be over 700 million. The Super Bowl pales by comparison. And it is a foregone conclusion that the final game of the World Cup will draw less than the Super Bowl in the US. You don't have to be Nostradamus to make that prediction. I will predict that World Cup viewership will be greater than four years ago in the US.

    An estimated 111.6 million U.S. viewers watched at least six minutes of the 2010 World Cup on English or Spanish language networks. And by the way, the 24.3 million who watched the World Cup in 2010 was a 41% increase over 2006.

  • POLL: TWO IN THREE AMERICANS NOT INTERESTED IN WORLD CUP

    04/16/2014 7:04:51 AM PDT · 170 of 184
    kabar to kearnyirish2
    I considered Spain, but they are getting old and have not performed well lately. Brazil dismantled them.

    Yes, Portugal is a definite threat. And they will feel somewhat at home in Brazil where Portuguese is the official language. They should get some good crowd support in the early rounds.

  • Study: GOP Will Grow with More White Conservatives, Not Less

    04/15/2014 10:37:22 PM PDT · 2 of 16
    kabar to 2ndDivisionVet

    bookmark

  • POLL: TWO IN THREE AMERICANS NOT INTERESTED IN WORLD CUP

    04/15/2014 10:34:43 PM PDT · 144 of 184
    kabar to RichInOC

    Super Bowl XLVI, in 2012, was the most watched “big game” in the history of the NFL. The match, which pitted the NY Giants against the New England Patriots, drew around 111.5 million viewers. When you consider how (relatively) few people outside of North America care about American football, that’s a proportionally huge number of folks tuning in to watch the Pats lose.

  • POLL: TWO IN THREE AMERICANS NOT INTERESTED IN WORLD CUP

    04/15/2014 10:24:26 PM PDT · 140 of 184
    kabar to RichInOC

    The FIFA World Cup is the quadrennial soccer championship held every four years since 1930 (with two exceptions as a result of that whole WWII thing). The Cup’s final game is the single most viewed sporting event on earth. The 2010 match between Spain and The Netherlands was watched by an estimated 700 million people. That’s a decent chunk of the world’s entire population.

  • POLL: TWO IN THREE AMERICANS NOT INTERESTED IN WORLD CUP

    04/15/2014 10:18:15 PM PDT · 135 of 184
    kabar to lacrew

    Many NFL games are not sellouts. The changing demographics of this country will result in soccer (football) becoming more popular. We have 45 million foreign born in this country and the numbers grow every year.

  • POLL: TWO IN THREE AMERICANS NOT INTERESTED IN WORLD CUP

    04/15/2014 10:14:09 PM PDT · 132 of 184
    kabar to dfwgator

    No way the US gets to the finals. We will be very lucky to get out of our group—the group of death with Germany, Portugal, and Ghana.

  • POLL: TWO IN THREE AMERICANS NOT INTERESTED IN WORLD CUP

    04/15/2014 10:12:14 PM PDT · 130 of 184
    kabar to goldstategop
    Brazil has won it five times, 1958,1962, 1970, 1994, and 2002. When the World Cup is held in South and North America, the winner always come from South America.

    Brazil is no doubt the favorite, but Argentina, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium should be in the conversation. Portugal could be a dark horse with Ronaldo.

    Definitely, the World's greatest sporting event. We have lots of soccer pubs in the DC area to watch the games with the plenty of knowledgeable fans. Great fun.

  • American Legion shoots down idea to tie immigration to military service

    04/15/2014 9:46:16 PM PDT · 22 of 31
    kabar to doc1019
    We had a special agreement with the Philippines on recruitment into the Navy. It ended in 1991. When I served, the vast majority of Filipinos served as stewards. Some migrated to other specialties.

    Filipino U.S. Navy – From Steward and Mess Boys to Admirals

  • American Legion shoots down idea to tie immigration to military service

    04/15/2014 9:37:47 PM PDT · 20 of 31
    kabar to petitfour
    Then if there are spots left, noncitizens can be considered for service. And then if they serve honorably, they should be considered for citizenship.

    I would qualify that and say legal non-citizens. We have over 30,000 green card holders serving in the military. They receive expedited citizenship in return. Since September 2002, USCIS has naturalized 89,095 members of the military.

    We should never allow illegal aliens to serve unless we are engaged in a major war. By law, illegal aliens are supposed to register for the draft.

  • American Legion shoots down idea to tie immigration to military service

    04/15/2014 9:30:33 PM PDT · 14 of 31
    kabar to doc1019
    As someone who has served in the military, this is a point that I’m a little “over the barrel” on. If a person is willing to serve, and they serve honorably, I think they should be given front of the line consideration for citizenship.

    As someone who has also served, I consider it an insult that illegal aliens should be allowed to serve in the military. We have plenty of Americans and legal immigrants who can serve in those positions, especially as the military is being reduced.

    There is already a program to allow green card holders to serve and receive expedited citizenship. We don't have a mercenary military that needs to recruit foreign national lawbreakers to serve, an honor and privilege for those that do.

    The Left and Rep pro-amnesty creeps like to use these emotional ploys to gain acceptance of lawbreakers. We either have the Rule of Law or we don't. Just because the CIC violates the law regularly does not mean that we must accept it from others.

  • Immigration activists warn Obama, Dems of political backlash

    04/15/2014 7:45:06 PM PDT · 5 of 19
    kabar to jsanders2001

    Obama has already given an amnesty to 1.8 million Dreamers. So far over 500,000 have received legalization including work permits and SSNs. Not a peep. And we even have Reps like Eric Cantor wanting to pass their own version of the Dream Act.

  • Immigration activists warn Obama, Dems of political backlash

    04/15/2014 7:12:35 PM PDT · 3 of 19
    kabar to mdittmar

    All a scam. Deportations are way down under Obama. Almost no internal enforcement.

  • Immigration's Impact on Republican Political Prospects, 1980 to 2012

    04/15/2014 6:03:00 PM PDT · 17 of 20
    kabar to grania
    If anything like the Senate Gang of 8 bill is passed by Congress we will almost triple legal immigration over the next decade to 33 million and double our annual guest worker programs to 1.4 million a year. We already have 45 million foreign born now. This will no longer be America but a Balkanized country descending into a Third World nation.

    If we even just remain with the status quo on legal immigration, we are finished anyway. We can't absorb these numbers. We are importing poverty and excess labor. No amount of vocational training is going to solve that problem.

  • Immigration's Impact on Republican Political Prospects, 1980 to 2012

    04/15/2014 2:17:27 PM PDT · 15 of 20
    kabar to grania
    Blacks have an out of wedlock birthrate of 71% and Hispanics 53%. Both groups have a much higher school dropout rate than asians and non-Hispanic whites. This is the social pathology for failure in our society, which is why they depend on Big Government.

    We have created a permanent underclass populated by mostly blacks and Hispanics who don't have the education to take skilled jobs. And they find that with the 1.1 million legal immigrants, mostly unskilled and uneducated who enter annually it is more and more difficult to find jobs and even if they do, the wages are depressed by the surplus of labor.

    Immigration has made it far worse for native born blacks and Hispanics, especially those without an education.

    The way to get minority votes is to stop the flood of immigration that is taking away their jobs and depressing their wages.

  • Eric Cantor — The New “Mr. Amnesty”?

    04/15/2014 1:59:38 PM PDT · 5 of 11
    kabar to forgotten man

    They can’t get into the military legally. It is expressly prohibited by all the services. Green card holders can get in and receive expedited citizenship if they are accepted into the military.

  • Immigration's Impact on Republican Political Prospects, 1980 to 2012

    04/15/2014 1:44:19 PM PDT · 12 of 20
    kabar to grania
    The GOP could get a significant percentage of hispanic and black votes if they became the party of small business formation. Not with free zones and handouts, but with policies that make it much, much easier for a person to set up a small local business and thrive.

    Nonsense. Hispanic and blacks are more dependent upon Big Government. They rely on Big Government to survive.

    The Republican Party isn't about economic success of US citizens anymore. It's about enhancing the power and assets of the global elite.

    Both parties have abandoned the American worker.