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Looking back

ElPasoSpeak - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 5:43am

I wonder what will be said about our current mores 250 years from now.

We deserve better

Brutus

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Border Patrol Has Evolved Into Trump’s Shock Troops

EPN - Border Analysis - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 10:00pm
When I first created the poster, Donald Trump’s Deportation Force in 2015 many individuals criticized it as an […]
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Choosing to be uninformed

ElPasoSpeak - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 5:00am

Holthink published this post recently.

In it Mr. Holt makes a good point.

Years ago, when there were fewer ways to get entertainment, virtually all broadcast stations (radio and TV) featured the news at the top of every hour.

There was no point in switching stations because the news was on every station.

Now people can avoid the news by switching to something else.

Then again many of us have heard  “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed.  If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”  I would like to attribute that to the author but cannot figure out who might have said it.

“An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.”–Thomas Jefferson

We deserve better

Brutus

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Foreign Lung Doctors Can Help Coal Country Residents. We Should Let Them.

US Immigration Reform Forum - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 12:22am
Foreign Lung Doctors Can Help Coal Country Residents. We Should Let Them.


Source: Foreign Lung Doctors Can Help Coal Country Residents. We Should Let Them.

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Reason Magazine Immigration Feed
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An Immigration Policy Worse Than Trump?s

US Immigration Reform Forum - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 12:22am
An Immigration Policy Worse Than Trump?s

Europe outsources its dirty work. There?s a better way.
Source: An Immigration Policy Worse Than Trump?s...
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RumpToons No: 140

EPN - Border Analysis - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 10:00pm
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 140
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The Democrats? Leftward Move

US Immigration Reform Forum - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 12:14pm
The Democrats? Leftward Move

Too much? Or just enough?
Source: The Democrats? Leftward Move

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The New York Times Immigration Feed
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Living within our means

ElPasoSpeak - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 5:00am

Our recent posts about residential, commercial, industrial, and apartment property tax rates showed that we have tax rates higher than virtually every other city among the 50 largest cities in the United States.

Remember that the voters have authorized funding a $180 million multi-purpose performing arts center and hundreds of millions in school district bonds that have not been sold yet and thus have not been added to our tax burden yet.

We deserve better

Brutus

 

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No way to avoid high property taxes in El Paso

ElPasoSpeak - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 5:00am

If a commercial or industrial firm was considering opening a facility in El Paso and the managers/owners did not want to move to El Paso they would probably rent apartments.

El Paso had the second highest property tax rate applied to apartments of the 50 largest cities in the United States during 2018.

Those property taxes get passed through to the renters.

For those who cannot afford to buy a house that means high taxes.  For those that want to continue to live out of town but need a place to stay while they are here it means high taxes.

We deserve better

Brutus

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America Hijacked by Almighty Dollar

EPN - Border Analysis - Thu, 07/04/2019 - 10:00pm
Want to know when the decline of America began? No, it wasn’t Donald Trump. To understand the decline […]
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Filthy, Overcrowded Border Detention Sites Called a 'Ticking Time Bomb'

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 07/04/2019 - 12:04pm
Filthy, Overcrowded Border Detention Sites Called a 'Ticking Time Bomb'


Source: Filthy, Overcrowded Border Detention Sites Called a 'Ticking Time Bomb'

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Reason Magazine Immigration Feed
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Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?s ?Fascism? Claim Too Extreme?

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 07/04/2019 - 12:04pm
Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?s ?Fascism? Claim Too Extreme?

ICE is not the SS or the Gestapo. But it has concerning similarities.
Source: Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cor...
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The Joys of Raising First-Generation Americans

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 07/04/2019 - 5:18am
The Joys of Raising First-Generation Americans

I wonder whether my liberal neighbors know how fortunate we are.
Source: The Joys of Raising First-Generation American...
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Independence day

ElPasoSpeak - Thu, 07/04/2019 - 5:00am

From our Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

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They fought for our freedom.

I celebrate that today.

This was better

Brutus

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Happy 4th of July 2019!

EPN - Border Analysis - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:00pm
Enjoy your 4th of July Holiday and be safe! Here is a cartoon from the people over at […]
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America the Beautiful

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 6:55pm
America the Beautiful

Taking stock of the state of the Republic on Independence Day.
Source: America the Beautiful

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The New York Times Immigration Feed
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It?s the Cruelty, Stupid

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 6:55pm
It?s the Cruelty, Stupid

Donald Trump continues to remind us that he does not care about the pain and hardships of racial minorities.
Source: It?s the Cruelty, ...
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It?s Not Nice to Lie to the Supreme Court

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 6:55pm
It?s Not Nice to Lie to the Supreme Court

The decision in the census case suggests President Trump can no longer take the court for granted.
Source: It?...
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Young People Are Fleeing Cuba. But I?m Staying.

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 6:55pm
Young People Are Fleeing Cuba. But I?m Staying.

The only way to change the future of Cuba is to keep raising our voices and march against the long-lived revolutionary system.
Source: [url=https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/03/opinion/i...
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Prosecutors Will Retry the Volunteer Who Gave Humanitarian Aid to Migrants

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:36pm
Prosecutors Will Retry the Volunteer Who Gave Humanitarian Aid to Migrants

[html]Federal prosecutors in Tucson, Arizona announced they will seek to retry Scott Warren on two charges of harboring undocumented immigrants
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