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ElPasoSpeak - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 7:31am

JerryK posted this comment the other day.

I believe that it deserves some attention.

The purpose of education is not to produce a workforce. It is to create educated, responsible citizens capable of thinking for themselves.

The Duluth News Tribune printed this the other day:

Communism is soaring in popularity. More than one-in-three millennials view communism favorably. So does nearly 30% of Generation Z. Millennials’ support for communism grew by nearly 10 percentage points over the past year.


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AMLO One Year Later

EPN - Border Analysis - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 11:00pm
Last Sunday was the one-year anniversary for Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as AMLO, as Mexico’s current […]
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Filing Deadline and Other stuff

Max Powers - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 7:30am
Claudia Ordaz Perez - We are seven days shy of filing deadline and it looks like Cesar Blanco is going to waltz his way to the State Senate. Which would be bad news for Claudia Ordaz Perez. Because Blanco would then be free to help his candidate, Elisa Tomatillo. Now... Max Powers
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EPISD not the biggest hogs

ElPasoSpeak - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 5:00am

This slide is part of a future EPISD finance and administration committee meeting:

It looks like the city is leading the way on tax increases.

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First Amendment Lawsuit Shows Coordination Between US-Mexico on Asylum Seekers

EPN - Border Analysis - Sun, 12/01/2019 - 11:00pm
Buried behind the impeachment news is a lawsuit that was filed by journalists against the Trump administration. Likely, […]
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Being in charge

ElPasoSpeak - Sun, 12/01/2019 - 7:41am

We’ve heard a lot about our president not heading the advice of the military in regard to the punishment of some members of the military.

Evidently some people think that the subordinates are in charge.

The president is the commander in chief.

Whether his decision was the right one or not he had the right to do what he did.

The next thing we know the privates will be telling the generals what to do.

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RumpToons No: 161

EPN - Border Analysis - Sat, 11/30/2019 - 11:00pm
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 161!
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Please keep it civil

ElPasoSpeak - Sat, 11/30/2019 - 5:00am

What do the readers think about having an official or national language in the United States?

What do other countries do?

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Not true

ElPasoSpeak - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 7:02am

Here is another example of the poor legal work being done by our city attorney’s office:

The majority of qualified voters did not approve bond issuance.

Only 8% of the qualified voters bothered to vote.

Of the 8% that voted 59% were in favor.

That means that 4.7% of the qualified voters voted to approve the bonds, not the majority of the qualified voters.

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I Am Now N4MEX

EPN - Border Analysis - Thu, 11/28/2019 - 11:00pm
Frequent readers know that I have started evolving the next phase of my life through what I have […]
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Thanksgiving sentiment

ElPasoSpeak - Thu, 11/28/2019 - 5:00am

We wish all of you a peaceful and enjoyable Thanksgiving.

We have a lot to be thankful for.


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Happy Thanksgiving 2019

EPN - Border Analysis - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 11:00pm
I want to wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day full of family, friends and food. The […]
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EPISD telling the truth

ElPasoSpeak - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 5:00am

This slide comes from an EPISD public relations and marketing committee presentation:

Was this a Freudian slip?

Did they mean to say “source of pride and innovation”?

However they certainly are a source of price.

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Stop Worrying About USMCA

EPN - Border Analysis - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 11:00pm
Donald Trump is using the US, México and Canada agreement as a distraction tool. The USMCA is nothing […]
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Political correctness going overboard

ElPasoSpeak - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 5:00am

Evidently a substitute teacher at a local high school recently told a student to “speak English, we’re in America”.

Now LULAC is calling on the Texas Education Agency to revoke the teacher’s teaching certificate.

No one that I know of was there to witness the event so we don’t know what (if anything) led up to the event.  We don’t know the teacher’s background.  She might of been trying to give what she thought was good advice.

If you are of the view that the teacher’s instruction was inappropriate, does this rise the level where she should lose her license?

Maybe counseling would be in order.

Maybe a reprimand would be appropriate.

Maybe we should thank her for trying to help a youngster.

We seem to be losing our sense of scale.

We deserve better



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Year-End File Cleanup

EPN - Border Analysis - Mon, 11/25/2019 - 11:00pm
Over the last several weeks I’ve been receiving many requests to update some broken links on my blog. […]
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What is Mexico thinking?

ElPasoSpeak - Mon, 11/25/2019 - 5:00am

I’m hearing a lot of talk around town about the people suing Walmart.

Personally I don’t agree that Walmart should be held liable, some people see it differently.

What is more troubling to me is that the government of Mexico is helping with the lawsuits.

According to an NPR report Mexico also plans to seek the extradition of the shooter.

He should be tried in the United States where he evidently committed the murders.

Mexico should have no say in this issue.

We deserve better


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I Am Off Grid

EPN - Border Analysis - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 11:00pm
A few weeks ago, I shared with you that I am starting a new phase of my life […]
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How El Paso’s Thanksgiving Day Parade comes to life

Borderzine - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 11:25am

Twenty volunteers have been working in a Central El Paso warehouse since May to get floats ready the Sun Bowl Association’s 83rd annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The parade is one of the organization’s premiere events to promote the Tony the Tiger Sunbowl football game Dec. 31.

This year the holiday event theme is Bobble Heads on Parade. The Sun Bowl Association welcomes Hyundai of El Paso as the new sponsor. Ron Stallworth, Austin High School graduate and author of BlacKkKlansman, is the 2019 grand marshal.

The parade runs from  10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, November 28 on Montana Street. More information is available at

Click hear to read How El Paso’s Thanksgiving Day Parade comes to life

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Reversed roles

ElPasoSpeak - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 8:59am

If you watch the video of the city manager where he tells city council that there is “no story here” in regard to the $100 million of certificates of obligation that they are planning to issue you will see that he is lecturing, no telling city council what to do and say.

It seems that they have all forgotten his place.

He is supposed to work for city council, not the other way around.

This is not good.

We deserve better


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