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Old 10-17-2007, 03:33 PM
 
Location: California
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Honest to say, I have not seen Vicente fox on T.V yet.
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:38 PM
 
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Honest to say, I have not seen Vicente fox on T.V yet.
I heard him about 4 days ago doing a radio interview. He speaks pretty fair English. Has a strong accent, but nowhere near as annoying as Bush's....
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:43 PM
 
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I don't know how you can avoid him. Fox is pretty much a White Hispanic (Hispanic is not a race) so I hope some of you who constantly scream or imply racism will take note.
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:06 PM
 
Location: California
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I heard him about 4 days ago doing a radio interview. He speaks pretty fair English. Has a strong accent, but nowhere near as annoying as Bush's....

Lol dude.. His father is actually Anglo White, nevertheless he is still a Paisa. He also went to Harvard.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Pa
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i can agree with the idea that we should provide foreign aid to countries that need it most. the problem is getting the money to the people that need it, and making sure it is not taken from them. setting up UN food banks in those countries would definitely be an excellent form of aid.

but the united states needs to address the problems within its geographical proximity as well. its a balancing act, but one we should be able to do with more appropriated spending.
Ghost where do you or how do you have such faith in the UN? I have been a part of UN missions and let me tell you in my experience they always turn into a goat hump. Somalia? The phrase couldnt feed hungry dogs raw meat comes to mind. The food was delivered and the UN allowed it to be taken away by the militants... Under UN jurisdiction we were forced to watch militants gun down the very people we were there to feed.. Under them we could not interfere.
Foreign aide? Why? When we have homeless americans, when we have americans that want to go to college but cant afford it. NO SIR foreign aide = bad spending habits and as a nation we have enough of that.
Feeding foreigners who have and would do nothing for us? Let them deal with their own plight just as we have to with ours.
I can feel pity for those who starve, I have seen it with my own eyes. The UN is half the problem. They make our own fat cats in DC look like saints.

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Old 10-17-2007, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I don't know how you can avoid him. Fox is pretty much a White Hispanic (Hispanic is not a race) so I hope some of you who constantly scream or imply racism will take note.
No 'pretty much' at all------Fox (Fuchs) is of American heritage whose forefathers were German and his mother was from Spain. No indigenous Aztec, etc. blood at all.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Bayou City
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In some ways I would think it could be viewed as a compliment. It is an acknowledgment of the legitimate injustices black folks have experienced and successfully overcome. Others wish to emulate that success.
One could see it that way, indeed. I suppose I'm just having a difficult time distinguishing between those in these groups who actually recognize themselves as being beholden to the Civil Rights legacy and those who merely want to establish themselves as the progenitors of a "Civil Rights for the New Age".
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:52 PM
 
Location: el paso tx.
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their home countries arent as wealthy as us, and are more unable to provide for them than we are. this country should be taking money its dumping into bureaucracies and war efforts, and feed & house both its citizens and desperate foreigners. theres a radical concept.

How is this our problem?
why is it every time something goes wrong in the world,we are the one held responsible to fix it?
we can not fix the world!
as for foreign aid we no longer have the money to help.(some people still think we do)have we not seen our own people go hungry but we still send money to others.are feed people that have come here illegal and have not right work,eat,sleep here in our counrty.they have no rights(human rights)
they have the right to be deported back to where they came from!
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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i could do without the xenophobia. i guess we're even.
Very few people are xenophobic. The vast majority of those who oppose illegal immigration have no problem with legal immigrants.
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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One could see it that way, indeed. I suppose I'm just having a difficult time distinguishing between those in these groups who actually recognize themselves as being beholden to the Civil Rights legacy and those who merely want to establish themselves as the progenitors of a "Civil Rights for the New Age".
I think it is a matter of "self perception", which may not be accurate to those of us merely observing those perceptions. But in the end, I still think it is based upon admiration of the achievement, and not an insult at all.
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