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Old 03-05-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Let's face it, with today's technology and globalization, borders are a thing of the past. Rather than fight it, we might do well to adapt.
Apparently we don't think they are a thing of the past.

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Old 03-05-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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Apparently we don't think they are a thing of the past.

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But we are losing the battle. Maybe we should just try to adapt. There's got to be an upside a good entrepreneur can take advantage of.
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:46 PM
 
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Think what you want, but I remember what it was like pre-1965, do you? Inventions and progress is great in some senses, but having a safe and sane nation trumps that, IMO.

In a few years, after Obeyme and his socialistic policies has finished off what once was a great industrial nation, get back to me and tell me how you like living in a nationwide Detroit.
Huh. What makes you think I support Obama's policies? Nothing could be further from the truth.

Also, I did not disagree that our country has fallen from its standing before 1965. In fact, I think we have fallen quite a great deal since 1999.
However, to simply blame anyone who is not white for our current predicament is silly.
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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But we are losing the battle. Maybe we should just try to adapt. There's got to be an upside a good entrepreneur can take advantage of.
The fix is simple, bring the troops back and get them on the border. The drug problem solved!
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:22 PM
 
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The fix is simple, bring the troops back and get them on the border. The drug problem solved!
That keeps immigrants out, but doesn't keep the jobs from being outsourced overseas or south of the border.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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But we are losing the battle. Maybe we should just try to adapt. There's got to be an upside a good entrepreneur can take advantage of.
Looking at our recession: we simply need fewer foreigners with our growing pool of unemployed Americans.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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That keeps immigrants out, but doesn't keep the jobs from being outsourced overseas or south of the border.
Actually, many businesses are finding out it ain't all that. We quit outsourcing for a variety of reasons, the language barrier being a big one. No one wants to be transferred to someone they can't understand. Our overflow office was in Pakistan and I couldn't understand a lick of the English being hurled my way. From the customer feedback we obtained that was a pretty big deal.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Let's face it, with today's technology and globalization, borders are a thing of the past. Rather than fight it, we might do well to adapt.
I think many americans would rather wall of the world first.

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Old 03-05-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I think many americans would rather wall of the world first.

I have no problem walling off dysfunctional Third World countries-------------till they take responsibility for themselves.

Respect is earned---------------not demanded.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I have no problem walling off dysfunctional Third World countries-------------till they take responsibility for themselves.

Respect is earned---------------not demanded.

If they would do ANYTHING to control their populations they wouldn't have such an issue. 1st World Countries frown upon gaggles of kids, sans Octofreak.
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