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Amnesty for Gas

Posted by redsatellite on July 11, 2008

You just knew this was going to happenonly a matter of time.

U.S. and Mexican entrepreneurs with an eye for a quick buck are buying subsidized fuel in bulk in Mexico and hauling it across the U.S. border to make big profits, officials say.

With a yawning gap between the cost of Mexico’s state-subsidized fuel and record U.S. pump prices, tanker truck owners and people doing business on the border are filling up tanks or plastic barrels with Mexican fuel and selling it in the United States.

Gasoline in Mexico is around a third cheaper than in the United States. For diesel, prices are more than double — well over $4 a gallon in U.S. border states compared to just over $2 in Mexican border cities.

So…in the spirit of George Dubya, Barack O-bambi, and Juan McCain, I want Amnesty granted to ALL gallons of gas as they cross the border. And let’s make this policy retroactive to when gas was a $1.50 a gallon. That’s right.

With that, let me be the first to WELCOME all those gallons of gas to our country!

Posted in Border Security, Economics, Law and Order | 1 Comment »

Dragged Kicking and Screaming…

Posted by Mark on February 7, 2008

…I endorse John McCain for President.

(This endorsement, and $1.85 will get you a cup of coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts.)

I don’t really have a choice, now do I?

In the end, I always ask myself:

Who would Al-Qaeda pull the lever for in November?

Of the three possibilities, the one least likely to get Al-Qaeda’s vote is John McCain.

I don’t speak for Craig or Matt. They have to post their own opinions.

But now that the battle for the White House is truly joined, you’ll hear no more disparaging remarks from me about Mr. McCain. Is he the best choice? Nope. But, he’s the only choice now.

Posted in 9/11/01, Border Security, Campaign \'08, Conservatism, Constitution, Culture, Defeatocrats, Environment, Immigration, Politics | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Look what else you find…

Posted by zaphriel on August 22, 2006

When you enforce border security…

Feds Detect More Than 300 Pounds of Cocaine at U.S.-Mexican Border

PHARR, Texas — More than 300 pounds (135 kilograms) of cocaine valued at more than $10 million (euro7.74 million) were found hidden in the support beams of a flatbed trailer hauling cinder blocks from Mexico, authorities said Monday.

A drug-sniffing dog caught the scent of cocaine, and customs officers using an X-ray scanner noticed odd shapes near the beams of the trailer Friday at the Pharr international bridge. The officers discovered 121 bricklike packages of cocaine hidden in a space between the support beams and the floor of the trailer.

But remember… we are just being racist because we want secure borders…

Posted in Border Security | 1 Comment »

Zaphriel Rallied FOR Immigration

Posted by zaphriel on April 17, 2006

I will be on flights all day today, so I reposted this post so you would have something worthwhile to read.

Yeah, that’s right, I, as well as Nevada Independant Conservatives, and Northern Nevada Protest Warriors, held a rally Saturday FOR Immigration…

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LEGAL Immigration that is.

Carson City, NV –
It was a windy Saturday morning, when concerned citizens and activists alike joined to show their support for LEGAL immigration… In stark contrast to the Several Hundred High School Students that skipped classes to protest Immigration Reform last week.

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Not surprisingly, even though the media was well informed of the event, no-one showed except one “Ahora” reporter… No cameras, no TV stations… nothing. Except lots of support from the community. The entire afternoon was a barrage of horns honking in support of the few hundred pro-LEGAL-immigration ralliers.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Border Security, Immigration, Protests | 12 Comments »

Immigration Works

Posted by zaphriel on April 13, 2006

The situation, in a nutshell.

My sentiments on immigration are inscribed at the foot of the Statue of Liberty: “. . . Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

These words of poet Emma Lazarus served as the welcome mat for tens of millions seeking liberty and opportunity in America — legally. Being a relatively land-rich and labor-scarce nation, immigration has always been good for our country. Plus, for most of our history, there was a guarantee that immigrants would come here to work. The alternative was starvation.

With today’s welfare state, there’s no such guarantee. People can come here, not work and not starve because the welfare state guarantees that they can live off the rest of us.

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Inmigración

Posted by zaphriel on April 10, 2006

Muddying the waters and diluting the issue.

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More Immigrants Take to Streets to Protest Proposed Laws

ATLANTA — Thousands of demonstrators wearing white T-shirts and waving signs and American flags filled the streets of an immigrant neighborhood Monday for the first of dozens of marches planned in a national day of action billed as a “campaign for immigrants’ dignity.”

The two-mile Atlanta march was in support of immigrant rights nationally as well as in protest of state legislation awaiting Gov. Sonny Perdue’s signature. If signed, it would require that adults seeking many state-administered benefits prove they are in the country legally.

Imagine that, giving services only to those that qualify…

0324immig2.jpgBeyond that, the issue here is not about LEGAL IMMIGRATION. We have a process in place. But as with all liberal causes they turn it into a race issue, using the big words…

XENOPHOBIA
BIGGOTS
RACISM

Twisted thoughts and words, calling to action, and spreading fear among those that are here legally, saying they and their families can be deported (false). This issue, at it’s roots, has nothing to do with LEGAL immigration and everything to do with having a porous border that allows for the vast ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION problem we already have. And to prove the point for us, local advocate groups are planning a walkout…

Workers to walk out over immigration

Hundreds of Northern Nevadans are expected to participate Monday in the National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice, showing the economic impact immigrants have on the state.

Students, community organizations, religious groups and members of labor unions are planning to walk Monday morning from the University of Nevada, Reno and Miguel Ribera Park to Bruce R. Thompson U.S. Court House and Federal Building.

Casinos are unsure how many employees will take part, but some said widespread participation could hamper business.

Nothing like adding fuel to the fire by pointing out how widespread the problems really are.

There is a legal immigration process, we welcome immigrants. I even welcome “guest workers”, but having an uncontrolled, un-accounted for border, is both dangerous and irresponsible.

We need to address the real issues here and stop bickering over “how much amnesty” to give. Enforce the Laws, and Secure our Borders. Why is this a hard thing to do?

Posted in Border Security, Immigration, Law and Order, Politics | 2 Comments »

Mastering the Obvious

Posted by zaphriel on April 7, 2006

Immigration ‘Compromise’ Has Massive Fraud Potential

This is pretty much what I thought of when I heard of the “compromise”. More non-action, great. Seems to me they sidestepped the whole issue in the Senate and “compromised” just to get something on the table.

Posted in Border Security, Immigration | 2 Comments »

A Post in Cartoons – The Immigration “Deal”

Posted by zaphriel on April 6, 2006

This issue is not really being dealt with. We have a porous border, that means anyone can get across and live in the shadows. How many of the 11 million undocumented persons are here to do our country harm?

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This is NOT about racism (though I am sure racists support reform)
This is NOT about Mexicans (thought A.N.S.W.E.R. and the ACLU would like you to think so)
This is NOT about Immigration (we already have legal ways to immigrate into this country)
This is NOT about undocumented workers (but that is what is being addressed)
This is NOT about Amnesty (but that seems to be how we are answering it)

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This is about upholding our laws. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Border Security, Crime, Immigration, Law and Order, Politics, War and Terror | 3 Comments »

A Good Idea

Posted by zaphriel on March 27, 2006

Bush Presses Guest Worker Program for Illegals


WASHINGTON — Noting immigrants have shaped America’s identity, President Bush said Monday the United States “should not have to choose between being a welcoming society and being a lawful society” when dealing with illegal immigration.

mexicanfence.jpgThe president also pushed Congress to pass a “guest-worker” program that would let many illegal immigrants already in the United States stay for six years if they have jobs and have stayed out of criminal trouble.

“To keep the promise of America, we must enforce the laws of America. We must also reform those laws,” Bush said during a naturalization ceremony for 30 new Americans who took the long and legal path to citizenship. “Nobody benefits when illegal immigrants live in the shadows of society. America needs comprehensive immigration reform.”

Let’s face it; we need guest workers, unless you want to pay $5 for an orange. Immigration is the lifeblood of American society, but we can no longer allow people to break our laws and get away with it. We need to enforce our laws, all of them, or why have them to begin with. Along with that we need to look at our laws and ensure they are reasonable. Are we making undue demands on immigrants? If so we need to lighten up, if not, then we need to enforce those laws.

More important than that, however, is this, if an illegal immigrant can get across our border to be here illegally (for whatever reason), then so can any terrorist. THAT MUST STOP.

How can we call ourselves serous about the war on terror is we have borders that leak like sieves?

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