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51  DBMA Espanol / Espanol Discussion / Re: Mexico on: February 19, 2017, 12:30:19 PM
Right next to here.
52  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Things are getting medieval on the border , , , on: February 19, 2017, 12:27:11 PM

"No arrests made" means several things here.
53  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The electoral process, vote fraud, SEIU/ACORN et al, etc. on: February 17, 2017, 08:13:17 PM

and this poll was only Latinos.    What about the millions of others who are here illegal or legally but are non citizens who may have registered to vote.

Anyone think there ain't people from Asia or Europe or Africa who are not voting illegally?

There seems no easy way to find this out or else it would be in the open
The Dems like it that way obviously.

An excellent point, and one that I used in my original calculations, which may explain for my number being higher. I used the numbers from USCIS and the US Census as my sources, being that they didn't just count Latinos.

Either way, it definitely needs to be investigated, voting machines done away with, paper ballots, voter ID, and civilian, multiparty oversight of vote counting.

Barring that, it's still the adage "garbage in, garbage out."
54  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Like I Said.... non citizens and illegals are voting on: February 17, 2017, 02:52:36 PM

Between 38,000 and 2.1 million of them... my number is actually higher.

The number of non citizens registered to vote (a crime).... will be telling.
55  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / This is Semi-Significant on: February 01, 2017, 09:12:10 PM
This ruling could be the doorway for third party politics to enter the fray in the United States. As some may recall, I spent a bit f time picking them apart a while ago, when I thought that Johnson may have warranted my support.
56  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: California on: January 29, 2017, 07:18:46 PM
I'm sickened when I think of the state I was born in and what has happened to it.

It brings out the very worst in me.
57  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: SS agent who said she will not take bullet for Trump. on: January 29, 2017, 07:17:20 PM
This is straight  forward based on what is in the news.

She needs to be dismissed.  Yes "times have changed" for her too:

I can't even fathom why she's still there, or why her superiors or coworkers would even tolerate her presence after something like that. She's now a liability.
58  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / White House Website Now English Only on: January 29, 2017, 07:15:29 PM
So much win.....
59  DBMA Espanol / Espanol Discussion / Re: Chistes, Bromas on: January 27, 2017, 08:54:21 PM
 grin grin grin grin grin
60  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Politics of Health Care on: January 27, 2017, 08:37:48 PM
I stopped paying for health insurance and broke out my Tribal ID card and went to the local tribal health clinic. The prescription I used to pay 30 bucks a month for now costs one dollar.

Indians are exempted from Obamacare!

I have never paid a dime and refuse to.

I don't know how true it is, but I read today, that the Don just signed an executive order, eliminating the IRS fines for not purchasing that polished t.rd.

EDIT: Yep... he's only signed one order thus far, but here it is....

"Sec. 2. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary of Health
and Human Services (Secretary) and the heads of all other executive departments
and agencies (agencies) with authorities and responsibilities under
the Act shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to
waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any
provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden

on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals,
families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of
healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical
devices, products, or medications. "
61  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: California on: January 27, 2017, 08:36:28 PM
Understood. I'm just wondering how long the ties that bind will last.

62  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: January 27, 2017, 08:33:42 PM
A spark, or the absence of some very large security guys, could have set this thing off:

Wow! After being here, learning the law, earning the culture of Mexico (not of those in the States specifically, but that of deep Mexico), the attitudes of Mexicans in general, the hypocrisy, I refer back to GM's comment.

If anything, it has made me less cultured... not more.
63  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 1/3 of California wants Calexit on: January 27, 2017, 06:45:11 PM

I'm just stating for the record, that if at any time California secedes, (and I hope they try it), and finds themselves no longer part of the United States of America and privy to the protection that affords them (as well as the rule of law)... as a native born son of the state, I will be invading them to defend my birthright.

Just making that clear.

Personally, I hope they do. I've been bored lately.

Oh..and I don't want to be president if I win. Someone else can do that.
64  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: January 27, 2017, 06:41:25 PM
I can tell you from firsthand experience, illegal aliens I dealt with while working in law enforcement were almost always demonstrating a very arrogant demeanor and sense of entitlement to be here. Fcuk Mexico.

Don't even get me started on that one.... The hypocrisy is f king sickening.

Just got into a huge argument with my wife about it last night.

Oh... and PGC... Iran and Russia here? IDK about that, but China? Definitely.... they're all over.
65  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: January 27, 2017, 06:39:37 PM
Thank you.  (PS:  Supreme Court justice with whom I had dinner -- his nephew was a friend of mine-- was a complete lush)

Karl Rove, no friend of Trump, noted today that Pena Nieto won with only 38% and that the next election is in 2018 with hard lefty of PRD Lopez Obrador looking very strong and that if LO wins this could present serious issues for the US (e.g. becoming of use to China, Russia, Iran, etc).

Your thoughts?

Again....completely correct. People here HATE Nieto with a passion. Unfortunately for the Left (PRD, Moreno, Movemiento Ciudano, and Partido de Trabajo), they can't get it together enough to fight the PRI, that isn't fragmented. The heads from the leftist organizations, would rather be the lion of their particular little ship, than the tail of a merged organization, so they never unite. They have tried a PRD/PAN (Far Left/Far Right alliance), to yank power from the PRI, but they fail in that too. The PRI has run the country I should think, more than 80% of the time since 1917.

China's presence here is growing daily. In fact, the country is banking on China (and to a lesser extent Japan), in case the US trade market falls through.

Things are really a flipping mess here. I've said it before, and I'll say it here publicly now, Mexico has been set up for a military takeover, even ED thinks that US citizens will start being targeted soon from CNG, and I agree with him... and things are going to go downhill fast. I may be overstating the urgency of that, but it is definitely heading that direction.

Even with the deficiencies of the Left, Mexico is still a very socialist country (as you well know), and even though they can't yank the presidency, they have plenty of senators and diputados (representatives), to help the Left pass whatever they want to, and also signifying major support of the left from the people in the states and municipios (townships).

I've basically decided to finish my degree, and Cynthia and I will almost certainly be joining you all shortly. You all know me.... know what I do... and I've been hewre roughly 7 years now and wasn't planning on leaving. Now... I'm not so sure, and it isn't because I'm easily rattled.

Mexicans (in Mexico) LOATHE Trump... I have NO doubt, they'd burn him at a stake if they could. Last night on TV, it came right out of the newscaster's mouth - "La RATA que es Trump...." and you could almost hear the spittle flying out of the guys mouth when he said it.

That's what's up.

EDIT: PGC.... I just looked it up... since 1928 (the birth of the PRI party), there have been 17 presidents. 15 of them belonging to PRI, the other two PAN.... (and even the two presidents preceding the birth of the PRI, also were of the same ideology), but if you look at the current senators and diputados, it's completely different.

Senators -     

     PRI: 55 bancas
     PAN: 38 bancas - Christian Right (allies with the leftists PRD to fight PRI)
     PRD: 20 bancas - Far Left
     PVEM: 7 bancas - Green Party - Center Right - works with PRI a lot.
     PT: 6 bancas - Hard Left (hardcore socialism)
     SG: 2 bancas - Independents

Resumen - 61 PRI + Green
             - 64 Alliance between PRD, PT, and PAN
             - 2 Independents

Representatives are about the same - 500 total

PRI - 208
PAN - 109
PRD - 60
GREEN - 42
Movimiento Ciudano (left) - 24
Nueva Alianza (PRD+PAN) - 11
Morena (Left) - 36
Encuentra Social (Center right ) - 9
Independent - 1


PRI, GREEN, EC - 259
Left, and Right against the PRI - 240
66  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: January 26, 2017, 02:57:13 PM
Also, if I remember correctly, judges, even justices of the Supreme Court (I had dinner with one, Carlos del Rio, in 1978) have a fixed term (6 years?) and as such must go back to their political patron for their next job at the end of the term.

Also, correct. It can actually be between 3 and nine years, but they are temporary and the point as to pleasing their new boss is absolutely correct.

In fact, the very reason I took up law, is because every time a change in administration comes around, you're out if the new guy already has his team ready or doesn't like you....period.

Almost everything here moves in terms of six year periods, with this year being an odd exception that it will only be five years for the governor, due to the government wanting to hold all elections simultaneously, with the federal elections, or at least here in Zacatecas. I'd have to verify that with the other states, but the judges are usually six year periods.
67  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: January 26, 2017, 10:41:19 AM

IN Mexican law isn't an accused person considered guilty to proven innocent?

In fact, until recently, they were. That has changed, but there is too much here to list, as to what can go wrong with anyone's case. Also, the absence of a jury is another major difference. Anyone can understand the implications of that.
68  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA 2017 Winter Camp on: January 26, 2017, 10:04:01 AM
Yeah he is!

So are you sir.
69  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Mexico-US matters on: January 26, 2017, 10:01:44 AM

Kind of feeling the same way. On the subject:

I support Trump, 100%, because he's right. Having said that, there are people here in Mexico, that want people like me expelled from the country, even though Mexico's own immigration laws and practice of enforcing them are much more severe than the United States, which.... is Mexico's right. What I take issue with, is why they get upset when someone else enforces their own laws in lieu of giving away the country.
Shot at, living with the fear of being tortured or my family being tortured, creating an aerospace industry where one didn't exist, training the people to work in it, increasing their production abilities by hundreds of percentage points depending on what the product line was, so they can remain competitive given the logistical costs in doing business with other countries (sometimes 800% faster than in the States), almost have completed my degree in law and helping people with that... given money to every single homeless person I have seen every time I have money... and the bottom line, is that many people here are racist as shit... same as anywhere else, and I can't even tell them they're wrong to be... it is absolutely their right.
Trust in God. I've invested seven years here, and so much more. Just about to finish school, and this shit. Whatever... it'll be alright either way. If only my own country would have given me the same second chance I have received here.
70  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The electoral process, vote fraud, SEIU/ACORN et al, etc. on: January 25, 2017, 09:28:52 AM
Typical liberal 30 something little creep stating Trump's claim is "debunked". 
The LEFT has done everything they can to keep from being able to track who IS voting with denying voter IDs etc and then turns around and claims there is no fraud and no proof of it.

I left them a nice comment on that article. They know that voter ID will be the death rattle of their party, which is why they fight it so hard. Poorer countries do it, including Mexico... their only reason to fight it, is the loss of power that will result from it, and they know it. Unfortunately, they've left themselves nowhere to go, by accusing Russia of hacking elections.
71  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The electoral process, vote fraud, SEIU/ACORN et al, etc. on: January 25, 2017, 09:26:51 AM
DDF welcome back.
too busy partying after Trump win?   grin

Thanks CCP.... yep...getting crazy with non alcoholic, apple cider and finshing a degree in law. Wink

By the way, I was mistaken.... evidently, Trump announced it at 04:10 EST.... I have my comp set to Queensland time, and I missed it by an hour. The link is here.

CCP.... hope we are partying for the next decade and a half.

72  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The electoral process, vote fraud, SEIU/ACORN et al, etc. on: January 25, 2017, 08:57:48 AM
Another prediction.... Dems don't know it yet, but they've just slammed their hand in the door on voter ID, by accusing Russia of interfering in the elections. There will be legislation passed before 2020, that the Dems will want, that will only be passed by allowing the Conservatives to write in voter ID laws.

I hope you are correct. Usually the republicans never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

Trump just tweeted a major investigation into the subject from the angle of illegals voting, and others voting more than once, at 07:10 EST today.
73  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: President Trump on: January 25, 2017, 08:54:11 AM
My wife and I were watching the news together recently and we had a moment where we could really imagine 8 years of Trump and then 8 of Pence (is he young enough for this?).  Imagining 16 good years for our country was a very nice feeling.

I think so. If you keep people's wallets fat, they really don't care about much else for the most párt. Listening to Trump's announcement of when he will divulge who is to be his pick for the Supreme Court, and the manner in which he did it, smacks of business leadership and lingo. I know that govenment and business are two different things entirely, but having someone that is capable of generating capital, there is much to be said for that.

Even the safe space people, as soon as they are out of their universities, and cut off from the tit, will be worried about whether there will be jobs to buy all of the comfortable things they want (since none of them actually have the courage of their conviction, to go live in one of the countries where they'd actually be "equal," "lose their privileged status" or that actually practices all of their socialist, social programs, such as North Korea). Whoever gives that to the people, wins.

Edit: I wanted to add, that in Russia, most people don't really fall in love. There's a reason for it. Hard to fall in love, when you have nothing to eat. As much as Americans hate other Americans (and we do), nothing solves racism and other things, like a full belly and all kinds of material toys and money to travel.
74  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: President Trump on: January 25, 2017, 08:48:10 AM
I do. one ever responds to anything I write unless there's a mistake in it. Actually came back here specifically to fix it; yet, there you were. Imagine that. In any event, he'll be president again. Calling it now.

Calling Trump from the outset last time was nice. See how I do this time. Anyone want to bet?

I'm hoping he does such a great job it's an easy re-election. I still keep waiting for him to fcuk us over, sell us out. Thus far, I'm pretty happy with what he's done.
I hope so too.

Sure enough, as to the post in voter fraud, Trump just an hour ago called for an investigation into voter fraud. I think Trump will usher in the change many are looking for.
75  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The electoral process, vote fraud, SEIU/ACORN et al, etc. on: January 24, 2017, 10:31:15 PM
Another prediction.... Dems don't know it yet, but they've just slammed their hand in the door on voter ID, by accusing Russia of interfering in the elections. There will be legislation passed before 2020, that the Dems will want, that will only be passed by allowing the Conservatives to write in voter ID laws.

76  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: President Trump on: January 24, 2017, 10:18:09 PM
I do. one ever responds to anything I write unless there's a mistake in it. Actually came back here specifically to fix it; yet, there you were. Imagine that. In any event, he'll be president again. Calling it now.

Calling Trump from the outset last time was nice. See how I do this time. Anyone want to bet?
77  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA 2017 Winter Camp on: January 24, 2017, 09:49:36 PM
Ed's the real deal.
78  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: President Trump on: January 24, 2017, 09:47:36 PM
Trump is going to win again in 2016.

Just wanted to let everyone know.
79  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Trade Issues: (TPP Trans Pacific Partnership and more) on: December 15, 2016, 05:09:20 PM
I agree with your analysis 100%.

There is no way to compete with the 156 dollars a month they make in Vietnam, or the daily wage here in Mexico, without finding a way to stimulate their economies too, because if it comes down to dollars versus dong or pesos in terms of manufacturing, we lose. I've seen it. Key focus is getting other corrupt governments to play ball. I've seen that personally as well.
80  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Trade Issues, Greg Mankiw, trade 'deficits' pro and con on: December 15, 2016, 12:02:10 AM
Greg Mankiw,  Chair of Harvard Econ Dept on pros and cons of trade 'deficits'.
NY Times Dec 2 2016

But a fuller look at the macroeconomic effects of trade deficits suggests that things aren’t so simple.

Always trying to overcomplicate something that is basic math.

When the United States buys goods and services from other nations, the money Americans send abroad generally comes back in one way or another.

Right into the pockets of people that are already rich, of the Chinese buying American land.

One possibility is that foreigners use it to buy things we produce, and we have balanced trade. The other possibility, which is relevant when we have trade deficits, is that foreigners spend on capital assets in the United States, such as stocks, bonds and direct investments in plants, equipment and real estate.

As I stated above.

Mr. Trump says he wants to restore more rapid economic growth. That is a sensible goal. But focusing on the trade deficit is not the best way to achieve it.

Spoken like a die hard liberal.... Sorry... He's a Harvard guy. Could have been Yale I guess. He could take Kerry on a date I suppose, hold hands.
81  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The electoral process, vote fraud, SEIU/ACORN et al, etc. on: December 11, 2016, 07:02:10 PM
Well what are these allegations?  That Putin hacked in to both DNC and RNC and only released DNC stuff?
What about the Clinton emails?

I have not heard any thing alleged that disputes the information released was not true though I few Dems are of course making such suggestions.

The concept that Russia may have selectively released information that exposes real corruption is one to ponder.  Because if any of this is true then that basically is what they did.

They did the job our media refuses to do. 

Would it have been ok if they just release information revealing corruption on both sides?  Would it not be ok and allow the corruption to go silent?

Just wondering.

Maybe we should just do the same to Putin.  Can we?  Just release the truth.

Exactly. The media could care less about the content of what was released, other than it damages the politicians they support. AFAIC, if true, Russia dd nothing different than the US has done countless times. I care more about Clinton and other Americans trashing the law, thinking they're the ruling "elite." NO love for them at all.
82  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Air force one costs going , guess which way on: December 10, 2016, 04:48:59 PM
If Boeing or other contractor knows they can just add more costs along the way then what good is contracting a price at the start with them?  Then anyone can make a low ball bid knowing full well they can tag the government for more later.  I really don't get it.  Why do we the taxpayers have to take this shit?

It takes 8 yrs to build an airforce one?  The whole thing stinks.

I've worked in the industry for years. It gets worse when you realize that Boeing will fine suppliers MILLIONS of dollars for stopping their automated line. They build an aircraft in nine days.

Edit: I'll add, Airbus (which I have also worked with), is a POS.
83  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2nd post today on: December 09, 2016, 07:16:54 PM
from sparta news :

AFter the Jill Stein re count in Michigan found fraud in Detroit the Michigan house passed voter ID legislation.  Let see if the MSM picks THIS up.   rolleyes

I'll bet you taco dinner that they don't.
84  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Fraud caught in Michigan on: December 09, 2016, 08:47:02 AM

I'm shocked.
85  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: How can the validity of voting by computer be verified? on: December 02, 2016, 08:21:38 PM

A FB poster comments:

"In other words: the Green Party wanted a copy of the county's election software so its computer experts could be sure the system had not been manipulated with virus-borne malware that could alter voters' intended choices." The Gr$$n party wanted a COPY OF THE SOFTWARE USED IN VOTING MACHINES?!?! Is this normal? I have been told time and time again by liberals there is no such thing as voter fraud, and now they want the software to check for evidence that doesn't exist? The democrats look more and more awesome by the day, can't wait for the bloodbath that will be their huge senate losses in 2018."

Is this a fair point?  


I've touched on this before.

Computer experts that work in the industry have testified before Congress, admitting that it can be rigged... easily.

There have been reliable instances where this has happened and the machines have switched votes.

People have asked for the software, but the companies will NOT release it.

Democrats have done everything they can to prevent voter ID and the voting machine companies are owned by primarily liberals and backed by Soros himself, so any mishaps have ALWAYS benefitted them, which is why they fight voter reform vehemently, labeling it as "voter discrimination" in spite of the fact that poorer countries have implemented 100% voter ID and paper ballots specifically to prevent the problems going on.

None of this is news. The Democrats depend on it, and while they claim that Clinton won the popular vote, they can't count paper ballots or prove that non citizens DIDN'T vote, both of which should be something that people can prove. A computer on the other hand, will tell you anything you want it to, at any given point in time.... if you know how to manipulate it.

Edit: I forgot to add.... it gets worse. Liberals talk about Russia hacking the elections and Clinton's emails, while COMPLETELY leaving alone the fact that voting machines used in US elections aren't even made by companies in the States, but instead in liberal countries like Spain and Canada, who WILL NOT release their software.

The US is being stolen.

36 million non citizens in the US and NO ONE can prove that they didn't all vote, when they have so much to gain. I defy anyone to prove they did not vote. Makes me so mad I could f ing spit.
86  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Media, Ministry of Truth Issues on: November 30, 2016, 09:46:09 PM
Wrong thread.

This belongs Legal Issues, Homeland Security and Freedom, Intel, Legal Issues, or the Sovereignty thread.

My bad... I searched them both and since they both came up here, that's where I put it. I'll delete it.
87  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Race, religion, ethnic origin, LGBT, "discrimination", & discrimination. on: November 30, 2016, 06:20:26 PM
As someone that has experienced a healthy amount of racism (and continue to do so), I'm going to say, people that are racist have every right to their legitimate view (and it is), whather others like it or not, because that goes hand in hand with freedom.

The fact that only some racists are ostracized is racism in and of itself, and ostracizing someone else, simply because you don't agree with them, isn't freedom.

I'm not saying I don't ostracize people. I do.... I ostracize anyone on the Left and think they should at a minimum, be forced into exile. Nothing to do with their color.

I'll add, if I didn't feel like appreciating someone for their color, that would also be my right, in MY country, and anyone opposed can go to hell. I'm in my country. I don't need your approval.

Now apply that to anyone in THEIR country, and we get the basis of individual and cultural values that may not agree with someone else, BUT those people are in their county and entitled to rule it, with ideas that others may find ignorant.

People leave that portion of the discussion out all of the time because it isn't politically correct and because it's a fact.
88  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Cuba on: November 27, 2016, 01:20:27 AM
I feel terrible... for the Obamas.... they lost a close, personal, family friend today... well... not terrible.... Just pointing out the Obamas' loss.

I wonder if the flag will fly at half mast.
89  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the left on: November 27, 2016, 01:18:34 AM
Taking tips in snarkiness from a pro....

When Osama was killed, I smoked a Cuban Monte Cristo.... for the first time in my life.

U think I'm going to enjoy another one tomorrow.
90  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Trump on taxes - still not fair on: November 25, 2016, 04:46:15 PM
After all said and done I may not get one cent off my taxes next year while those making hundreds of thousands will save tens of thousands:

Being that a number of these "single parents" are women who provoked the divorce, and bent the man over for child support and no 50/50 custody, and not ever letting the man have child tax credits, my heart is breaking.

I love how the liberal media finds the ONE case of a single mother who decides to share custody and tax credits with her ex, and cites that as a reference.

"Kelly Rodriguez, 47, who lives in Tampa, Florida, voted for Trump and is a single mother who claims two of her four children as dependents. (Her ex-husband claims the other two.)"

Sorry CCP.... and for you, I really am.... as for the single mother, child support protitutes, I could care less. The whole of America has let them screw over men for a couple of decades now (per US Department of Health and Human Services' own numbers - IIRC, something like 173 billion due in child support arrears, than has grown by 200 percent since 1970.... $1.50 federal tax dollars paid to every state, for every $1. the state collects....  more than 80% of child support is paid by men and women provoke most of the divorces and are granted primary custody in 11 of very 12 cases, while the guy gets to pay her lawyer, and goes to jail if he doesn't work, while the exact opposite happens to the woman). Well done America... you've created a growing class of men that no longer care.

Single families are going to take a hit? Men have been taking a hit for year, WHILE providing the cash for everyone else. I feel so bad.
91  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Mexico-US matters - News and General Attitude on: November 24, 2016, 05:35:50 PM
The news this morning stated that 21,000 illegals are going to the States per month, with it expected to spike at 30,000 in December and January.

Those are just the ones that register with the support groups for migrants. It doesn't count the others that go with no support.

Today... I had several court sessions, and even the magistrate here, expressed an interest in at least getting a visa for the States before "Hump," assumes power.

To be fair, a Mexican diputado "politician" that lived her entire life in the States, before coming back to Mexico, stated publicly, that the States do indeed have the right to enforce their laws, and she went as far as to call illegals "nacos," or crude, low class people. She is taking flack for it.

Mexicans do not like Trump at all, but even some are starting to admit the hypocrisy of law enforcement between countries. It still doesn't mean illegal immigration is slowing down as the Left and many Mexicans would have someone believe.

Even Colombians and Central Americans have an opinion on it, saying that now they will have to seek an illegal life in Mexico, instead of the States, which struck me as odd regarding two things:

1.) Why not force your own country to get better instead of leaving it and depending on people you don't even like?

2.) Mexico has averted any real illegal immigration problems by allowing free passage to anyone attempting to go to the States, and in fact, profits from it heavily, so much so that one of the national economic advisers was on the news, talking about the importance of remittances from the US in regard to the Mexican economy.

Today at court, we were working out several land disputes (135 of them actually). Many of the owners didn't even show up, because they were in the States. Others had sent power of attorney from the States, to assert their land claims here. Literally every family here has someone in the States, it is that prevalent.

Just to get a sense of scale and attitude.
92  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: WSJ: Mexico's options in a Trump trade war on: November 22, 2016, 09:08:12 AM
Mexico's Options in a Trump Trade War
The country could impose retaliatory duties and look for new trade partners.
By Mary Anastasia O’Grady
Nov. 20, 2016 5:22 p.m. ET

If the sharp selloff of the Mexican peso after the Nov. 8 election of Donald Trump were set to music it might sound like a funeral dirge, the dearly departed being the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The peso has fallen to an all-time low of more than 20 to the dollar, and on Thursday the Bank of Mexico raised its benchmark interest rate to stem the bleeding.

I arrived in Mexico, January 11th of 2011, in the heart of the country. There is about a 2 peso difference in value between internal Mexico and the border concerning the ability of the peso to purchase US dollars. Here, in central Mexico, in January of 2011, the peso was trading at 12.42 pesos per dollar. Even before Trump was elected, and it was (wrongly) assumed that Clinton would win (by many), the peso was still trading at 18.36 pesos per dollar internally. At the border, it was already at 20 pesos per dollar. After Trumps election, it dropped to 21 pesos internally (3 pesos).

Mexico investors are worried that Mr. Trump might actually believe—as he argued in his campaign—that U.S. productivity growth and job creation depend on renegotiating NAFTA to discourage U.S. investments south of the border. But Mexico won't easily yield to a new deal that limits its access to U.S. markets in order to make it less attractive as a destination for capital.

Mexico has several investors; Canada, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Italy, and the US, are just some examples. In short, Mexico doesn't depend on NAFTA.

If Mr. Trump counters with tariff hikes in violation of NAFTA, Mexico is likely to respond with its own duty increases. It did this with $2.4 billion in retaliatory tariffs on important U.S. export products in 2009 when the U.S. failed to live up to its NAFTA obligation in trucking. There is even the possibility that Mr. Trump will carry out his threat to tear up the agreement. There are no winners in any of these narratives.

Mexico wouldn't necessarily lose if NAFTA was torn up. In many cases, US companies are paid millions of dollars per company (annually, during the start up years), just for bringing their existing manufacturing here. I have seen it myself. I have also seen the US companies fail to live up to governmental obligation in providing a certain amount of jobs, even though the company received the money promised by the Mexican government.

In the 23 years since NAFTA was launched, Mexico has cultivated a middle-class, a more-vibrant democracy and a diversified economy far less dependent than it once was on oil. The country now sends 80% of its exports to the U.S. A trade war would be an economic disaster and open the door to political instability.

Many of these "exports" originate from the States themselves, and take a $60,000 USD job, and pay someone that was previously farming chilis here in Mexico and pay them 4000 pesos a month to do it. Even myself. who was paid $43,000 pesos a month to manage machining and engineering operations, pails in comparison to the 8000 dollars a month I was making before I moved to Mexico, fulltime. If there are winners, the winners aren't the American nor Mexican people, but the business owners and investors. The losers are the people in both countries, who either lose jobs in the States, or pay huge amounts of taxes in Mexico, for underpaid, promised jobs, with high turnover rates to keep wages low, and the companies receiving millions of USD, per business, in Mexican tax dollars.

Thus it won't be so easy for Mr. Trump to bully the neighbors. National pride will play a role in stiffening the Mexican spine, and President Enrique Peña Nieto’s government is signaling that it intends to face any crisis by deepening structural reforms, getting its fiscal house in order and looking more aggressively for new trading partners. The unspoken message to Mr. Trump is that if he plays the protectionist game, Mexico is ready to raise the stakes.

Mexico is raising the stakes solely by just recently, creating a commission to create jobs and industry, to prepare for millions of deported Mexicans coming from the States in order to avert a crisis. It's about time.

Nafta’s demise would be bad for the U.S. too, although the U.S. stock market rally suggests that the fear of a trade war is overblown. Protectionist steel and textile tycoon Wilbur Ross is rumored to be in line for a job in the new administration. But Vice President-elect Mike Pence is a free trader from Indiana, which in 2015 exported $4.8 billion in goods to Mexico, its second-largest export market.

Again, the winners are only the business owners and investors. Company after company has left the US, leaving millions of Amercans jobless. Also, in Mexico, every time a new general manager is hired, all of the previous management staff, is run off, in order to give jobs to friends of the new manager, and the production staff also has the same issue.  Many people are fired before they can achieve seniority, to avoid paying them more, and even if they weren't a well paid machinist here in Mexico makes about 9000 pesos a month. I have seen people leave their jobs to move across the country for a 10 peso a day raise, only to come back, asking for their old job back.Also, Mexican labor law provides for the workers to have unions, which heavily prevents efficiency and production, and the US workers still can't compete.

From time to time Mr. Trump has had flashes of sanity on trade. In a joint press conference with Mr. Peña Nieto in Mexico in August, then-candidate Trump spoke of the need to “keep manufacturing wealth in our hemisphere.”

Keep manufacturing wealth in the pockets of Canadian owners of Mexican mines, US owners of US factories operated in Mexico, and the American and Mexican people can either lose their jobs or be paid 1/5 of what an American worker would make.

Some expect the Trump administration to find a way to largely leave NAFTA alone while it works on legitimate trade issues like China's practice of intellectual-property theft. Mexico seems to want to help in this face-saving endeavor and has wisely decided not to escalate the rhetoric. It doesn't need to: Americans have plenty to lose if NAFTA is destroyed.

The author this story has plenty to lose as well if TPP (next level NAFTA) is implemented, because the new person writing the story will come from India, work in a US office, on a guaranteed visa, and the house the author bought, will be foreclosed on, because there won't be enough workers around, to make a salary that will pay for the advertising revenue, or printed price of anything this author is conveying.

Many U.S. corporations are now heavily invested in supply chains that crisscross the continent to create globally competitive products. These support millions of U.S. manufacturing jobs. Saying goodbye to duty-free access to Mexico under NAFTA also would hit U.S. agricultural exports hard.

We came here and created an aerospace industry where one did not exist previously. We also decreased production run times here in Mexico, by up to 600% in some cases, primarily on large hydraulic actuators, for different models of Boeing aircraft, and not one cent made it to our pockets. It took American jobs though. You can bet on that. Also, the steel, is purchased from all over the world, including Gloria Steel Company in China, titanium from Russia and steel forgings from Austria. The US has already been sold out. I have to add, my engineers and I created a aftermarket machine interface, to allow for Marposs and Renishaw in machine measuring, with the help of an engineer from Mori-Seiki, in order to achieve in machine measurement and adjustment of work shift offsets. We were successful. I had also wanted to implement robotics, due to the unions here, even going as far as to quote 2000 series robots from Fanuc, but I finally chose not to, because if I did, there wouldn't be a workforce to generate wages to support a local economy. I learned my lesson after transferring the factory from the US to Mexico. In many things, we were successful. AS a whole, it failed American and Mexican peoples.

Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told Reuters on Nov. 10 that his government is “ready to talk so we can explain the strategic importance of NAFTA for the region. Here we're not talking about . . . renegotiating it, we're simply talking about dialogue.”

He also said Mexico will look for new markets, adding to more than 40 existing free-trade agreements. It had hoped for expanded opportunities via the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation accord that includes the U.S. and much of Asia. But President Obama wasn't able to get TPP through Congress and Mr. Trump has promised to kill it. Mr. Guajardo said that Mexico will pursue the possibility of completing a smaller TPP with the countries that are expected to have ratified it by the end of 2016. He named Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia. Australia would probably be eager to replace the U.S. as Mexico's chief food supplier.

Says the guy that lets Canada suck every cent of wealth out of the country's natural resources, shipping them abroad. Also, Mexico is second only to Vietnam in terms of minimum wages paid. It's like being second place in a race to "zero."

None of this would make up for the loss of U.S. market access under NAFTA, which means that increasing Mexican competitiveness is urgent. Mr. Peña Nieto got historic constitutional reforms in energy and telecommunications through his Congress in 2013. Opening these markets to competition will attract capital and improve the infrastructure for producers but implementation takes time.

I can't argue with this portion. Mexican production workers are severely inexperienced and undertrained. The management staff and engineers; however, are top notch, needing only experience, which they have been getting since the inception of NAFTA. Notably, there is only one that manufactures drones, in Jalisco. This will change soon, because people are becoming more experienced in top level manufacturing, and more importantly, design.

Unfortunately the government's debt burden has increased sharply in recent years and taxes have gone up, adding to disappointing economic performance. These are mistakes that Mexican policy makers cannot afford if Mr. Trump plays chicken with NAFTA.

That happens in what is essentially a socialist government. Also, NAFTA has had almost no effect on Mexican politics. They fought before NAFTA. They will fight after NAFTA.

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EDIT: Every item stated here, is something that I have years of personal experience with, and also either oversaw directly or experienced myself. I didn't have to interview anyone as the author had to. NAFTA, and even worse, the TPP (which I read in its entirety), are bad for everyone with the exception of politicians and investors. Other than that, the people are the ones that lose, and the people implementing these policies, don't care, because they are insured their investment and tax dollars, until the people run out of money to pay them, which... in the end, they will, because the well will dry up. They're too short-sighted to see that, and if they're not, they think the impact will happen too late to affect them directly, having shielded themselves from it. I can't count how many investigations there have been, on both sides of the border, of politicians and investors, both, having been investigated for corruption or insider trading. That's a fact. NAFTA and TPP only serve the wealthy and powerful.

One last note, my engineers (each of whom has a degree - Calculus, the whole deal....not some chickensh.t liberal arts degree), make between 12,000 and 16,000 pesos a month, working for a world leader in Aerospace, and is a third tier supplier to Boeing themselves. It is important to add that, because many people in the States, think that having a degree will save their jobs.... it won't.

On a personal note, I am currently studying law and doing an internship for a lawyer, because that's where the only money for people that aren't rich, will be made. I could have said doctors, but even they have been sold out by everything the LEFT has to offer. I look at the world we live in, shake my head, and wonder what happened to it, and then I think of the laziness that most humans that have never done hard, manual work, are capable of and what their expectations are when thrust into comparison (I grew up working a corn and pig farm), and I have to look no further. Liberal Arts degree holders (or anyone for that matter), that have never done hard, physical labor.... they are fully the culprits of all of this. Even then though, there are ranch students ("San Marqueños" here and others, to be specific, that get subpar grades in school, protest, and think they're entitled to the world). Greed. I'm so grateful that I have to heat mine and Cynthia's bathwater by hand. It keeps things in perspective.
93  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Alt Right on: November 18, 2016, 12:55:31 AM
I would argue that the cultural understanding of our American Creed is to be found in greater degree in our various white populations and that we make a mistake by allowing progressive racialism to cause us to see things in racial terms.

I agree completely, and you're right. The problem is the demographics themselves of the US. It is 8to the fault of no one), a predominately White country, and the reason I targeted "white Liberals" is solely due to the fact that they make up the majority of the party, that views the founding principles of the country, and something that should be changed with the passage of time, and worst, actively works to discredit others that challenge their positions, as being racist, for being nothing other than born a certain shade of pale.

I take great issue with that, and they do it incessantly.

I have no issue with the color anyone was born, because none of us chose, and for a large group of people that happen to be the same shade I am, attempting to discredit my concerns about their policies (not persons), by bringing my "white privilege" into it, and calling us "racists," and getting away with it because of their shade....

It's an issue. It is a weapon that they use constantly, so much so, that it can't even be argued at this point, and as the article stated, it will come to blows. The article did make one mistake though, it failed to include the "White Liberals" into it's own group, as it did with Latinos, Blacks, LGBT, etc.

To be clear, "White Liberals" isn't about their race so much, as it is about their tactics, numbers, and immediate proximity to other conservatives, the bulk of which being White, and the Left attacking them with impunity.

People don't have to agree me and I know some won't. It should be known though, there are a substantial number of people that do feel the way I do, and the numbers grow with every "you're a racist, bigot, etc." comment thrown out there.

There was someone that made an "Ape" comment, concerning Michelle Obama just two days ago. That person  (working in politics), was forced to resign.

Just today, another female, political worker in New York, was outside her office holding a sign that said " Whiteness." She appeared pale in complexion. Doubt she gets fired or resigns.

I'm not going to put up with this in MY country. Many people won't. Done being quiet about it. Just the way people on the ALT Right feel. (I don't like the name alt right by the way)... whatever.... not giving away my country to a bunch of safe space people. No way in hell.

Milo on 12 Steps to Destroy the Alt Right.
94  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Alt Right on: November 18, 2016, 12:24:06 AM
I identify as Alt-Right, I'm not racist, I have no problems with Jews, and I make no apologies for my politics.

If anything, I identify with conservatives of any color and loathe liberals, especially ones of my own color.

I like tradition, freedom, personal responsibility, military service, and to be self reliant, but having a big heart and a little government.

That basically explains the majority of who I have encountered.

We have been hiding in the shadows of the Republican party for years. A major point might be, what are the differences between the alt right and the tea party?

Edit: "The alt-right’s intellectuals would also argue that culture is inseparable from race." I don't necessarily agree with that. I do agree that Whites' voices are being stifled in their own country and that it needs to come to heel, that racism is allowed for in freedom, and that people should basically go about their day, minding their own business.
95  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / One Other Thing on: November 17, 2016, 10:20:09 PM
One of us here, was shot 11 times tonight.... while not at work.

I had an instructor from GAFE one time tell me, that as long as we're not sleeping in the truck, like a bunch of idiots, with our training and weapons, the bad guys have no chance, which barring an ambush, is absolutely true.

What the bad guys do then, is either ambush us, always with a ration of at least 3 to one, or more popularly, hit us when we're not working (here most people can't carry off duty), and work also has a heavy social impact on all of us....

We're very close when working, but we won't even tell each other whether we're married or not, where we live and we basically (almost without exception) have no contact ith each other outside of work, or any friends for that matter. That's what happens here when you can trust no one. It's hard. I won't lie.... it's scared me more times than I can count.

96  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Sad Day on: November 17, 2016, 10:02:55 PM
I've sent a letter. An important consideration regarding tactics... are the inherent value of "human rights." What is in writing and what is in practice, are often, two different things, but I hardly need to tell anyone here that.

The more brazen people become (walking up and executing officers qualifies), rules need to change, but at what cost?

On one hand, we're very effective here. OTOH, Mexico isn't swimming in freedom, still has bodies hacked in pieces laying in the streets, you can't even trust your own partners, because they might kill you for doing your job, there is a stunning amount of gun control, and in the last ten years, by some estimates, the body count here is higher than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined... so... what do we really know here? Some things, sure.... is it effective? At engaging heavily armed, combative enemies? Very much so. At fixing the problem as a whole? Not at all.

For once... and since I have been here, I really have no idea what the answer is. I do know... it isn't having good men murdered in their units. That's never the answer.

I think there will be a need for change, and someone with firsthand knowledge and experience from Mexico might make a lot of money teaching LEOs the new TTPs. Just putting that out there...

Indeed. Head on a swivel.

I feel particulalry bad, because I was just writing about this yesterday, and already, not even 24 hours later, another one.

I expect many more in the days to come. Things are going to get a lot more violent and law enforcement will pay for the chaos in blood.

The party of peace and love and tolerance!

With nothing but respect... US tactics and mentality might need to change.
97  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Let them go! Time for the national divorce on: November 17, 2016, 09:58:34 PM

DDF is right

I'm not correct CCP.... History is though. This only ever ends one of three ways. An interesting study would be what the average age of a country before undergoing a substantial change in either its geographic region, government, and/or demographics, especially in this era of transportation and instant news.

Polyethnic societies have never existed where sooner or later, one culture becomes dominate and either kills, subits, or sends into exile, the weaker cultures.

Any doubts, look no further than the Sioux and the pipeline. They have a treaty and the government is certainly inflicting its will over it. Same thing here in Mexico.

In fact, the Mexican Constitution makes me chuckle a bit.... the Spaniards that broke away from the Spanish crown, wrote themselves a constitution, helping themselves to the entire country, and then later in 1917, "recognized" the rights of the "indigenous" population of Mexico, but don't think for a second, that when there have been conflicts, they won't kill the indigenous if they have to. They already have and continue to do so.

The US is already getting there in terms of Whites. There are already two or more distinct groups, each with their own culture (culture is not the same as race), and their values couldn't be any more different. Again, Mexico is a great example of this, because even when the racial variable is removed (as with here and almost everyone being mestizos "mixed"), I have seen Mexican politicians so vitriolically angry, that spittle is literally flying from their mouths, in reference to other Mexicans. They are mad enough to kill over it, and indeed, they do..... race has nothing to do with it.... it's cultural differences.

The United States is arriving and almost due.
98  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Issues in the American Creed (Constitutional Law and related matters) on: November 15, 2016, 07:34:12 PM
CCP....couldn't agree more with your response.

Doug.... thanks for the list. I want to pick it apart and look for prior connections to Trump or sitting politicians.
99  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Boxer Moves to Eliminate the Electoral College on: November 15, 2016, 02:37:29 PM
100  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / SEC Chair to Vacate Position on: November 14, 2016, 07:14:40 PM
Not my area of expertise, but this is probably important.

What will President Trump mean for stocks?

Mary Jo White announced plans on Monday to step down as chair of the powerful Securities and Exchange Commission before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
White's term at the helm of the SEC hadn't been scheduled to expire until June 2019.
Trump has promised to roll back the sweeping regulation of Wall Street that White has spent nearly four years trying to install. In fact, implementing Dodd-Frank rules and other financial reforms had been one of the biggest challenges during White's tenure at the SEC.

White, 68, did not state a reason for her resignation, but said it was a "tremendous honor" to lead the SEC and she is "very proud" of the agency's rule making as well as its enforcement actions.

In her statement, White said it's "critical" that the SEC remain "truly independent," allowing the agency to carry out its duty to safeguard markets and protect investors.
White praised her agency's efforts to reform money market funds and make companies become more transparent. She also noted that the SEC has notched three straight years of record enforcement actions, including insider trading and corruption violations.

But the SEC chair has also drawn criticism from the likes of Senator Elizabeth Warren. Just last month Warren, a Democrat, called for President Obama to remove White from her job because she wasn't doing enough to prevent businesses from pouring cash into politics.

It's not clear who Trump would nominate to replace White, but her departure could allow the president-elect to tap someone more in line with his deregulatory tilt.
White's exit would also mean that Wall Street's top cop will become even more shorthanded, with just two of the SEC's five commissioner seats filled. Gridlock in Washington has prevented the Senate from confirming Obama's two nominees.
White arrived at the SEC in April 2013 after being nominated by Obama, and despite leaving before her term is up she will be one of the SEC's longest serving chairs.
White served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York for nearly a decade until 2002. Her office successfully prosecuted the terrorists behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

She has also worked as a high-powered lawyer at the New York law firm Debevoise & Plimpton.
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