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Old 02-03-2008, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Actually, I think Congress should be FORCE FED Mountain Oysters in the cafeteria twice a week. That's the only way we could be SURE they were getting any at ALL....
OMFG!!!

You are cruel!
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Nothing beats a FLORIDA avocado. The tree at my parent's home produces far better fruit that anything in any store! Too bad i HATE avocados.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:31 PM
 
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I think that would actually backfire on us IMO. If I have a choice of buying imported fruit from Mexico, or buying domestic fruit that was picked with illegal labor, I'd rather buy from Mexico. The more jobs that are created in Mexico, the less illegal immigrants will need to come here.
OMG People are starting to get it! Thank you for posting that Southernnaturelover.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:57 PM
 
Location: NM
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........I grew up on a farm with lots of cattle, learned to like them then.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: #
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I assumed it was probably a "nahuatl' word, but was NOT aware of its meaning. Glad I don't LIKE the greasy things !!
Yeah, thanks a lot. You want greasy testicles with that?
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:23 PM
 
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OMG People are starting to get it! Thank you for posting that Southernnaturelover.
Apparently, you still don't get it.

Illegals don't come because there are no jobs in their own countries. They come because jobs in the US pay many times more than what they earn SOB.

In fact, a Pew Hispanic Center study found that 95% of illegals from Mexico were employed before they left for the US. Check out Mexico's unemployment rate. There is no lack of work in Mexico.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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mexico knows darn well, if they really WANTED to keep
thier people home.. they would have to pay better wages.
There are plenty jobs im mexico, PLENTY.
But none pay worth a darn. mexico knows this.. by having
it's people keep coming across our border illegally, will insure
the low pay scale in mexico to continue!

You think american big business is greedy.. you really havn't seen
how deep calderons pockets are! Most of the mexican government
have their hands out, and are willing to anything illegal for a buck.

most mexican elites are huge supporters of an open border
and want to keep it that way. They get to keep slave labor-wages
in mexico, and they get millions in american dollars sent back
to mexico which some of that ends up in thier pockets as well.
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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Apparently, you still don't get it.

Illegals don't come because there are no jobs in their own countries. They come because jobs in the US pay many times more than what they earn SOB.

In fact, a Pew Hispanic Center study found that 95% of illegals from Mexico were employed before they left for the US. Check out Mexico's unemployment rate. There is no lack of work in Mexico.
I was referring to buying products and supporting our neighbors SOB in that respect.

And I do get it very well. As you have stated they come here for higher pay... because they can!
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:55 PM
 
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I was referring to buying products and supporting our neighbors SOB in that respect.
You were agreeing with a post that called for job creation in Mexico.

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And I do get it very well. As you have stated they come here for higher pay... because they can!
Yes, they can. Only because the federal government has been derilict in its duty. That's changing, though, with states and localities passing thier own legislation.
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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No, most Americans' image of Mexico is Cancun, Acapulco, or Puerto Vallarta.
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