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Unread 11-20-2007, 07:25 PM
 
Location: California
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Prologic, Macmeal, my dear brothers and friends, please tell me something:

Is becoming a millionaire part of the American dream?

could this be the reason that thousands of people from the 4 corners of the world immigrate legally or illegally to America?

Maybe we found the real reason!

Should this dream be shared with your brothers who were born in different countries?

Yes? No? Why yes? and why not?
Thats why my parents came to this country, Legally (except my mom but shes now a citizen). To raise a family in a nice neighborhood and enjoy life. I plan to do the same, anyone who stops me/slows me down will be regulated upon and will be shown no mercy. But I'm not talking about 1 million, it isn't enough anymore. I'm talking about a few million 10 or 20 would be nice.
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Unread 11-20-2007, 07:40 PM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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Thats why my parents came to this country, Legally (except my mom but shes now a citizen). To raise a family in a nice neighborhood and enjoy life. I plan to do the same, anyone who stops me/slows me down will be regulated upon and will be shown no mercy. But I'm not talking about 1 million, it isn't enough anymore. I'm talking about a few million 10 or 20 would be nice.
This is obviously offtopic, but... Some questions had just to be asked (imho)

What do you plan to do with all that money? how would you spend it?

and what motivates your desire to be a millionaire?
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Unread 11-20-2007, 07:40 PM
 
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I believe the ones that are 'immigrating' to the US are criminals for the most part. They come here to steal our jobs, our medical care, welfare, and food stamps. They have babies by the truckload and expect for us to pay for them! I know an American family that could really use the food stamps because they have fallen on hard times(no jobs) they can not get them!!!!
I agree with the other posters that Mexico needs to help them, not the US!
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Unread 11-20-2007, 07:53 PM
 
Location: California
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This is obviously offtopic, but... Some questions had just to be asked (imho)

What do you plan to do with all that money? how would you spend it?

and what motivates your desire to be a millionaire?
I plan to invest this money and get even more money. I will also get my dad a
Porsche like he's always wanted and give some to my grandparents (if they live long enough to get it). I will also donate a couple grand to the church in Mexico, not the church where I go in the U.S. They really don't need it. What motivates me to become a millionaire? I would have to say my dad, he invested in real estate when the prices were low and each property he bought are now worth the double of what he paid. I know some stuff about money from what I read on: Money Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, Kiplingers e.t.c I also own a web design company and a clothing line with a few of my friends. How is this relevant to immigration? My dad is an immigrant himself and basically a self made man-- really one of my heroes.
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Unread 11-20-2007, 07:58 PM
 
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I believe the ones that are 'immigrating' to the US are criminals for the most part. They come here to steal our jobs, our medical care, welfare, and food stamps. They have babies by the truckload and expect for us to pay for them! I know an American family that could really use the food stamps because they have fallen on hard times(no jobs) they can not get them!!!!
I agree with the other posters that Mexico needs to help them, not the US!
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Unread 11-20-2007, 08:01 PM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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I plan to invest this money and get even more money. I will also get my dad a
Porsche like he's always wanted and give some to my grandparents (if they live long enough to get it). I will also donate a couple grand to the church in Mexico, not the church where I go in the U.S. They really don't need it. What motivates me to become a millionaire? I would have to say my dad, he invested in real estate when the prices were low and each property he bought are now worth the double of what he paid. I know some stuff about money from what I read on: Money Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, Kiplingers e.t.c I also own a web design company and a clothing line with a few of my friends. How is this relevant to immigration? My dad is an immigrant himself and basically a self made man-- really one of my heroes.
This is interesting to know, I must say that a smart man your father is (felt like talking like yoda LOL) it's also great that you are an ambitious and entrepreneuring young man, I hope your dreams take you long my friend, I really wish it with my heart

it's interesting to share these histories of immigration successes

we have something in common you know? I'm a migrant myself, or maybe more a nomad, I also like to use my brain and creativity to find clever ways to make money, although I just do it to solve my material needs and have fun in the process

you already know my dreams though at least some of them hehehe

and you know? the more I travel and I meet different people and learn different languages, customs and cultures the more I realize that criminalizing migration is insanity (imho) we are all brothers, children of the same god, we aren't really that different as we are raised to believe.

news, movies, and all that kind of crap just give us a wrong idea of the world, of what truth really is (imho)

imho all that stuff of sovereingty, patriotism, etc is nothing but justifications built by egoes to continue with divisions egoes like to be surrounded by artificial and imaginary boundaries, it's the only way that ego feels nice and safe, I hope no one gets ofended for what I just said, but it came out from my heart, I couldn't hold it i'm sorry, I respect everybody's ideas and I believe I have the freedom to express mine too

I miss Mexico though, after this Brazilian tour ends I'm gonna settle down for some months at home with my girlfriend and my Katz, after that I still don't know where the world will take me, will it be europe? india? maybe india because the ancient and holy land of aryavarta is calling me, my heart is dying to know the land which gave birth to my guru!

Peace, Love, Light and Harmony!
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Unread 11-20-2007, 08:06 PM
 
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I plan to invest this money and get even more money. I will also get my dad a
Porsche like he's always wanted and give some to my grandparents (if they live long enough to get it). I will also donate a couple grand to the .
I'd like to tell the story of the angry millionaire who hired the illegal to "Paint the porch"---and flew into a rage when he discovered the guy had defaced his expensive sports car (like the one your Dad wants)....but I know that accents and jokes make controversial posts, so I won't tell you that story...
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Unread 11-20-2007, 08:08 PM
 
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This is interesting to know, I must say that a smart man your father is (felt like talking like yoda LOL) it's also great that you are an ambitious and entrepreneuring young man, I hope your dreams take you long my friend, I really wish it with my heart

it's interesting to share these histories of immigration successes

we have something in common you know? I'm a migrant myself, or maybe more a nomad, I also like to use my brain and creativity to find clever ways to make money, although I just do it to solve my material needs and have fun in the process

you already know my dreams though at least some of them hehehe

and you know? the more I travel and I meet different people and learn different languages, customs and cultures the more I realize that criminalizing migration is insanity (imho) we are all brothers, children of the same god, we aren't really that different as we are raised to believe.

news, movies, and all that kind of crap just give us a wrong idea of the world, of what truth really is (imho)

I miss Mexico though, after this Brazilian tour ends I'm gonna settle down for some months at home with my girlfriend and my kitten, after that I still don't know where the world will take me, will it be europe? india? maybe india because the ancient and holy land of aryavarta is calling me, my heart is dying to know the land which gave birth to my guru!

Peace, Love, Light and Harmony!

Don't worry, when I move to the hamptons or beverly hills. I will buy both, 50 foot Mexican and American flags and hang them at both corners of the house (none above each other). LOL
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Unread 11-20-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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Don't worry, when I move to the hamptons or beverly hills. I will buy both, 50 foot Mexican and American flags and hang them at both corners of the house (none above each other). LOL
That is something I'd love to see! hmmm maybe your startups could use some foreign investment? LOL
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Unread 11-20-2007, 08:17 PM
 
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Prologic, Macmeal, my dear brothers and friends, please tell me something:

Is becoming a millionaire part of the American dream?

could this be the reason that thousands of people from the 4 corners of the world immigrate legally or illegally to America?

Maybe we found the real reason!

Should this dream be shared with your brothers who were born in different countries?

Yes? No? Why yes? and why not?
Most "foreign" people I've known--many legal, as well as otherwise--seem to praise the great FREEDOM of America, where you are free to work as hard as you want. In many older societies, things are more "set in stone".. Even in prosperous countries such as Europe, there is far less opportunity to "move around" in a career. In the US, a person with great drive and the willingness to work long hours and "deny" himself, really DOES have a shot at becoming a millionaire. But for those who are LAZY, the US is a harsh place--we don't have the safety net that socialist nations have.

This is something I've heard again and again. I know several FORMER illegals who invested in trashy "rental" units, fixed them up, and are now RICH. Back home, they couldn't do this. But I've also known some immigrants who are happy with "just enough money to get by". In America, you have that choice. It is a "touchy" subject, but some of this has to do with culture. Some cultures emphasize higher education and "getting ahead" far more than others. Here, they can do that. Other cutures emphasize just "buying a lot of 'stuff' "...and you can do that, too. In America, the choice is yours..at least, that's the 'theory"......
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