AP's ban on the term 'illegal immigrant' sparks fierce debate
Will this result in more illegals available in the HD or Lowes parking
lot labor pools for home repairs?
Of course it will. You don't really believe the govt wants illegals
out of this country, do you. The AP bowing to PC pressure is a
perfect example. The fact they entered the country illegally means
nothing when cheap labor is needed. Many large companies can't move
offshore. Bingo! Illegals! But, let's diminish the impact on US
worker psyches, the one's allegedly unwilling to work, by not using the term
"illegal". We'll call them economically viable laborers, or EVs for
short. Now, aren't we all happy again? You can now stand in that
unemployment compensation line knowing you are not impugning the
wholesome self image of a hard working EV! ;)
No, ALL Canadians are wonderful folks.
It's just that some of us have discovered that when you're polite,
courteous and respectful to people, they think you're pi$$ poor and you
want something from them.
Maybe not all but Canadians I worked with were great people. Nice,
polite and certainly not poor. I recall visiting Canadian hotels with
their indoor pools. Nice in cold weather. Better beer too.
My first trip to Las Vegas, many years ago, in January found it full of
Canadians. Apparently the country empties out in the winter.
Lots of Canadians buy homes in Florida, Arizona and California and fly
down there every winter if they can afford to. They're commonly called
"snow birds" because they migrate south every winter like migrating
birds do. I don't blame them. I've been to Houston, Las Vegas and
Honolulu, and I'd love to have winters like they do in any of those
BUT, Houston struck me as a crazy place to live. I've never seen
traffic like they have in Houston. I crossed a highway on foot from the
hotel we were staying at to get to a gift shop to buy a post card to
send home. By the time I picked one out and paid for it a coupla hours
later, that highway was so busy with traffic that I was scared to cross
it on foot; and I was a young healthy 23 year old at the time. I ended
up asking to use the gift shop's phone so that I could call a taxi to
take me back across that highway to the hotel! There were several lanes
of cars going 70 miles per hour not more than 100 feet apart. It was
the only time in my life that I ever saw traffic so fast and furious
that crossing a highway was literally a life threatening proposition. I
never saw traffic like that in either Las Vegas or Honolulu, or anytime
since anywhere here in Canada.
I used to hear stories of people getting killed crossing highways, and I
wondered how that could ever happen because the highway between Selkirk
(the town I grew up in, and the only real highway I had any experience
with) and Winnipeg was two lanes each way with a 60 mph speed limit and
you could see a car coming a mile away, and they could see you. You
just waited for the car to go by, and then crossed the highway. Simple.
It wasn't until I was in Houston that I saw bumper-to-bumper highway
traffic and that made it obvious that trying to get across that kind of
traffic on a highway was extremely dangerous.
Ok, reality check here.
I don't know what part of BumFuk Manitoba Nestork lives in, but 6 or
even 12 lanes of traffic along the 401 in metro Toronto going 70 mph is
normal, separated by maybe 20 feet and a concrete barrier. Once you get
to rural 4-lane, grass median you've got maybe 50 ft separating the
You either forgot to include a smiley-face, or you don't get out much.
Here, look at this:
Me, me, me! (raises hand) ;)
I'm born n' bread in HOT California. The last Summer I lived there (5
yrs ago), I was moving furniture in 105 deg F! Exceeding 110 is not
unheard of, though not a daily accurance like AZ. Anyway, I now live
at 8K ft in the CO Rockies (currently snowing). Love it!! I love the
snow! I love the cold! I may move further north as soon as I can
afford a Canada Goose down parka. I love it!
Yer both fulla crap. There are plenty of states where that ATF permit
is useless to yer avg civilian. These state laws effectively render a
full auto weapon "illegal". If you don't believe it, go to any CA gun
range and whip out a full auto AK47 and start blasting. You'll
quickly discover precisely how many ways CA defines "illegal".
Oh!? And of course you know precisely how to obtain this miracle
If yer not an arms dealer or a film industry arms supplier, they are
"illegal", illegal defined as: if yer caught with one, yer ass is
grass! That's you and me and 99.9% of the rest of CA, nimrod. I'm
sorry, but make-believe/fantasy technicalities do not count in real
That doesn't mean CA allows you to possess one IN CA. Maybe they do,
maybe they don't, but your info proves nothing. As far as the Feds
are concerned pretty much all semi-auto so-called "assault" rifles are
legal yet you can't own them in CA.
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