that is awesome... again, I am jealous. Hope you guys have the time of your life. I am sure it is well deserved.
WOW lkeithlu. I am so jealous of you on your boat. Are you retired already? I must have missed your discussion about the boat. This is the first I know of it.
"The Department of Homeland Security uses estimates."
I actually knew that. That is the reason I say the number is low.
"Yet, you have nothing to base that assumption on. 11 million people would be (roughly) the population of the two most populated cities in the U.S. combined (New York and L.A.). That would be equivalent to 3.5% of our current, total population."
Please note I have not "assumed" anything. This is my own personal belief. Even tho I have proclaimed my own ignorance in certain things does not mean I am stupid. I work in a hospital that sees a HUGE number of Hispanics come thru. I know many of them to be illegal. Don't ask me how I know,I just do. Doesn't affect how they are treated at the hospital, at least my me, because as I said, I am quite partial to them.
Really and truly I see both sides of the coin. I actually remember what Reagan did and thought it was fair at that point. I could probably live with that again if it comes about but would like to see a system of alowing them to work for it like a legal immigrant would. As one of you articles suggested,"...taking courses in English, studying U.S. history, establishing a history of employment, consistently paying taxes and having a clean criminal record." I think these are very good.
those are very interesting articles. I do wonder though how do we go about counting folks who are illegal. I ask this question sincerely, not trying to be cute or anything. I gladly admit to being ignorant of a lot of things but I do enjoy learning. I believe 11 million is a low number.
Exactly what do you mean when you say that Hispanics have "overtaken" whites?
I guess that could be taken a couple of different ways. Sorry.
I mean by shear number of folks to be counted. Again, I heard this on the radio newcast so nothing to back it up.
Anyone that knows me would tell you I love Hispanics. As a whole I think they are a beautiful people. They have a very rich culture and are very hard working people, again, as a whole. Not to mention I love Mexican food. But it does bother me that we would just allow everyone that is here ILLEGALLY become legal citizens without going thru the proper channels. That only sends the message that we are soft on this area of governing and invites others to come here illegally.
I heard on the radio the other day that Hispanics had overtaken whites in California. I would say we are well on the way to seeing that same thing happen in this area of the south.
here is a story the freepress did endorsing Satterfield. He IS the right man for this job. Berke will just be more of Littlefield.
Our pick for Chattanooga mayor: Guy Satterfield
It IS amazing how candidates are hand picked on either side of the aisle.
I knew the libs were going to take Rubio apart when he started wiping sweat. But when he took a sip of water then I knew it would be talked about for days if not weeks. Oh my, he is human and needed a drink.
I am in front of people speaking and singing all the time but I still get nervous and need to drink water occasionally. Why I even saw Obama take a drink during the debates. Shall we talk about that for days????
ooops. I mean EaTN.
WOW! I agree with Easy for a change.
I see your point that it appears thatI contradicted myself.
Well I guess I was not clear enough in my statment.
Our NORMAL security does not carry guns, that is true. It is also true that a couple of off duty city cops are here and they are armed. However, the off duty cops are not the ones patroling the parking areas, as someone else mentioned as the hospitals being in bad areas.
The new law allowing guns to be carried in cars on private parking areas seems like a waste of state congress time. Seems a bit contradicting saying that you can't carry a gun in my business but that same business has no say so as to whether someone can carry in their parking lot.