Religious Extremists

26 03 2012

I am thinking that I might be a middle of the way kind of person, not a liberal not a conservative, I agree with both sides and disagree with both.

One of the things I like about the US is the freedom, of speech, religion, politics, you can have your own beliefs and that is respected. Actually that is one of the founding principles of this country.

What scares me are religious extremists, those people who oppress Read the rest of this entry »





Support the DREAM ACT

5 12 2010

I have shared my views on the DREAM Act before; I am bringing this up again because it is set to go before the Senate yet again. There are many reasons to support the DREAM act, and I found this article that gives you one more. A little background:

The Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act is a bipartisan bill that would provide a path to legal residence for undocumented young people who were brought to the United States as children. The conditions: They must graduate from high school, demonstrate good moral character, and — to keep their legal status — complete at least two years of higher education or at least two years service in the U.S. military.

Without the relief of the DREAM Act, the future of these American-educated young people is bleak.

About 65,000 such eligible students graduate from U.S. high schools each year, but upon graduation, these young people, who include honor roll students, star athletes and junior ROTC members, hit a wall.

Instead of advancing to college or the military and later repaying the investment that taxpayers made in their education, they live in fear of being discovered by the Department of Homeland Security and deported to their “home” country, even if it is a country they cannot remember and where they have no friends, family or support.

Potential DREAM Act beneficiaries like David and Cesar are a military recruiter’s dream candidates for enlistment, even if they have no legal status. They are Americanized, having lived in the United States for at least five years, unlike the newly lawful permanent residents whom the military currently enlists.

DREAM Act beneficiaries have no adult period of residence in a foreign country, making it easier to perform background checks for security clearance. They often speak both English and another language fluently. Many have participated in Junior ROTC in high school. They do not have criminal records or other evidence of bad character. They have graduated from a U.S. high school.

Instead of wearing our uniforms, these recruits could be recruited to work for foreign governments, foreign militaries and foreign intelligence agencies. At a time when we are focused on protecting our borders and quashing threats to our national security, it seems unwise to export thousands of American-educated and American-acculturated young people to militaries other than our own.

Please read the full article here





Citizenship by birth

7 08 2010

Citizenship by birth is the new hot topic for the anti-immigration crowd, also the term birth tourism.

Birth tourism is the concept that foreigners come here just for the purpose of having a baby and later on that child could claim the parents to begin the process of residency. This sounds a bit farfetched to me, just because of the expense of coming to the US, paying a steep hospital bill and going back to your country and waiting until the child turns 21 to come back. It is possible, everything is possible, but sound very impractical. What if the kid doesn’t want to come here? or dies before turning 21? or the laws change? And if you can afford all the process why not try to move to the US in the first place… yes the immigration laws, even if you have money, it is not that easy.

I think that this issue of citizenship at birth has come up because of the illegal immigration issue and what people call “anchor babies”. Read the rest of this entry »





It is easy to talk the talk when you don’t have to walk the walk

15 03 2010

Don’t you hate it when people that don’t know what they are talking about praise the benefits of communism? You may wonder, what is she talking about? I am talking about an actor by the name Sean Penn.

This is the guy that praises Castro and the represive government of Iran.

This fool, yes you are, appeared on a talk show defending the venezuelan president. He said that people that call him a dictator should be put in jail!?!?!?! He probably doesn’t know that that is just what a dictator would do. It is called Free speech, a democracy gives us the right to say what we please, express our opinion. The thing is that people that oppose the above mentioned “president” are put in jail.

Mr. Penn also said that Venezuela has had the most ‘transparent’ elections in the hemisphere… he is so right, they have all been clear as mud. When a person can lose their job, become unhirable, unable to get a passport, because they are in a black list, they are part of the list of people that did not vote for the president. I think you can call that transparent. It is transparent because people know that they will lose their livelihood if they don’t join and vote for the party and if they don’t wear the red t-shirt and march for the government when asked. He probably doesn’t know that parliametary elections (equivalent to senate and congress) are coming up and Read the rest of this entry »





What about US?

25 02 2010

I have been watching the news and trying to figure out what am I seeing. The news are so biased that they should not be called news. Somebody please tell me what news cast to watch, who is not slanting the news to their side. It is not even subtle, they openly support their side and bad mouth the other.

Then there are the political parties, the senators and the house representatives, I guess all politicians; what are they thinking? I think they all only think what is in it for me.

I was appalled when I saw a senator in the news saying that they were going to oppose the healthcare reform to stick-it to Obama. This just made me think, who cares that we need a reform, who cares about the people of the US, let’s just stick-it to Obama.  If the reform on the table is bad, come up with a new one WORK AT IT, negotiate, come up with options.

What is that?

The polarization has come to a point that I feel that they are not doing anything productive, just bicker, oppose each other.

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans care about the country, they just care who “wins”.

Can we get rid of all of them and start from scratch?

What about US?





NO MORE CHAVEZ CAMPAIGN

1 09 2009

A worldwide NO MORE CHAVEZ demonstration will take place September 4th .

 





Obama blew them out of the water!!

21 04 2009

I have been watching Obama’s trips overseas and he surprised me as I think surprised the rest of the world. He went to Europe and admitted the US responsibility on the global market crisis and also told the rest of the world that they are responsible as well and that all should work on it.

But when he went to the meeting of the American countries he blew them out of the water, even the crazy Chavez. I read the critics saying that he shouldn’t have  shaken Chavez’s hand, that he is sending the wrong message, they obviously know nothing about Latin America, the people, the culture and that explains how come their politics have been so wrong. Ignoring Chavez and not shaking his hand would have given him more power and more ammunition against the US.

After eight years of the US ignoring the neighbors to the south, and taking the countries that used to be allies for granted, now some of those allies are declared enemies or moving to the dark-side, because they found support and attention somewhere else.

Obama comes and says I admit we made mistakes and we want to start over, lets fix this. I am willing to work with you…and as you know when people apologise and tries to make a mend people turn around.

Chavez is like a spoiled child, a diva, he wants to always be the center of attention; he started rallying the countries that he is paying off, to boycott Obama and boycott the entire meeting. He was prepared to go against anything and Obama came without the famous US arrogance  he smiled, shacked his hand and said hello.  He was blown out of the water, so much so, that to get people’s attention back to himself, he had to run into a meeting to give Obama a book, he had to use Obama’s spotlight to be in the spotlight. Now in his country  they are asking him, why where you sucking up to Obama? You have said the you hate the US, are you a Yankee lover now? What is this about?

What a smile and a handshake can do, Obama acting like a true diplomat, and an intelligent man disarmed the uncouth and bloody military dictator.

The truth is that nobody can stand Chavez, but the people that surround him and the countries that support him are like leaches feeding of the oil and money he is giving away. His has almost absolute power in his country, but he is not as loved as people think, people are threatened to attend rallies and vote for him.

I hope that this is the first of more changes towards LatinAmerica and that we can help stabilize and rid the area of the totalitarianism cancer.