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Old 04-28-2010, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Sure do:

Unemployment in California - Interactives - sacbee.com

Move the mouse around - check out Colusa with a 26% unemployment for Mar 2010. Imperial with a whoppng 27% unemployment -- the 17% or 18% in many of the counties looks good compared with them.

California, once a very wealthy state now has serious budget problems.
Thanks, that's interesting. Some of the counties are doing quite well, actually.
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:50 AM
 
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Unemployment in California - Interactives - sacbee.com

Move the mouse around - check out Colusa with a 26% unemployment for Mar 2010. Imperial with a whoppng 27% unemployment -- the 17% or 18% in many of the counties looks good compared with them.

California, once a very wealthy state now has serious budget problems.
I thought you were smarter than that.

Those counties are rural areas with a large part of their economy being dependent on agriculture. With many working in agriculture, there is a large number of seasonal workers.

Those counties have traditionally lacked industry, are sparsely populated, and have lots of people considered underemployed, or even unemployed when the season is over.

In most issues, you seem to have a hard time considering how many factors can cause a certain outcome. You seem to lean more toward the exaggerated answers that benefit your agenda.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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Why wouldn't Mexico's president be upset, illegal immigration is Mexico's number 1 export, number 2 being drugs. If the U.S. shut down the border and deported the illegals about 3 billion dollars are removed from Mexicos economy, that hurts.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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Why are they not calling for a boycott of Mexico when Mexico is exporting its poverty in the form of illegal immigrants to the U.S.?
You're free to promote a boycott of Mexico.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:14 AM
 
Location: AL
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Why are they not calling for a boycott of Mexico when Mexico is exporting its poverty in the form of illegal immigrants to the U.S.?

Cause open-border people are nuts!

Oh and has anyone ever look at Mexico's immigration policy?
Talk about hypocrits

If I had a link I would post it.....Far far far more tuffer then ours.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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Why wouldn't Mexico's president be upset, illegal immigration is Mexico's number 1 export, number 2 being drugs. If the U.S. shut down the border and deported the illegals about 3 billion dollars are removed from Mexicos economy, that hurts.
Remittances sent to Mexico from the USA are estimated to be approximately $24 billion a year. Now these remittances can be sent by anyone via wire transfer. There is approximately 50 million latino Americans who can be part of the people including undocumented immigrants who send money to Mexico. This is not a crime, the government allows it so spare me your SOB story that it hurts our economy. If you're worried about remittances sent abroad, I recommend you look at the entire picture. Remittances sent to other countries including Mexico is good for the US economy becuase they use that money to purchase U.S. exports.


Of the $134.2 billion in American exports to Mexico in 2006, the following product categories had the highest values.

Electrical apparatus & parts US$10 billion (7.4% of Mexico from U.S. imports, up 13.2% from 2005)
Vehicle parts & accessories $9.4 billion (7%, up 14.2%)
Plastics $6.6 billion (4.9%, up 12.9%)
Computer accessories $6.2 billion (4.6%, down 1%)
Semi-conductors $5.6 billion (4.1%, up 0.4%)
Other petroleum products $4.8 billion (3.6%, up 9%)
Finished metal shapes $4.75 billion (3.5%, up 28.2%)
Telecommunications equipment $4.4 billion (3.3%, up 45.7%)
Industrial supplies $4.2 billion (3.1%, up 13.3%)
Industrial machines $3.9 billion (2.7%, up 5.4%)


Fastest-Growing Mexican Imports from U.S.

Below are American exports to Mexico in 2006 with the highest percentage sales increases from 2005.

Tobacco US$13 million (up 6822% from 2005)
Numismatic coins $39.6 million (up 5329%)
Nuclear fuel materials $24.8 million (up 317.2%)
Other commercial vessels $10.3 million (up 162%)
Engines for military aircraft $139.6 million (up 102.6%)

Mexico's Top Exports & Imports: Most Popular Products Traded Between Mexico & America

So spare me the cries about remittances sent to Mexico that amounts to no more than $24 billion a year as hurting our economy, Mexico purchases over $130 billion a year from the USA which helps out our economy.

As for drugs being sent into the United States, this is a direct result of Americans who demand those drugs.

Lets not act like Mexican Drug Cartels all have guns pointed at Americans who love to do drugs. Even our own Government has acknowledged the fact that Americas are responsible for the drug related crime, murders, and tyranny created on both sides of the border. What Nations sells the Drug Cartels the most guns? You guessed it, America.

So the next time you go and run around ranting half truths you might want to gather your facts, what's occurring today is a direct result of actions taken place by both American & Mexican government and people.

Lets not pretend that it's a one sided ordeal and that Mexico is to blame for EVERYTHING.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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"Lets not pretend that it's a one sided ordeal and that Mexico is to blame for EVERYTHING."

No anti-illegal has done that in here. We blame both the U.S. and Mexico for this, however the pro-illegal crowd never wants to blame Mexico for any of this, only the U.S.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Small Town USA Population about 15,000
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YOU RICO brought drugs into this, SO let me tell you a true story about a elementry school yard incident in CALIFORNIA by a mexican gang-banger, GIVING those kids a tatoo laced with herion...HELLO they got them hooked for the money it would bring in without getting a REAL JOB!!!!
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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"Lets not pretend that it's a one sided ordeal and that Mexico is to blame for EVERYTHING."

No anti-illegal has done that in here. We blame both the U.S. and Mexico for this, however the pro-illegal crowd never wants to blame Mexico for any of this, only the U.S.
Claiming that the pro-illegal crowd doesn't blame Mexico for anything is a rather vague and ambiguous allegation.

You try your hardest to pin the tail on the wrong donkey dont ya!

You're not fooling anyone, we're well aware of concisely who's at fault and where.

I'm a Hispanic-American activist just as you have ignorant individuals on the anti-illegal immigration side unfortunately theirs also ignorant individuals on the pro-illegal immigration side.

Mexico does plenty of obvious and shady ordeals that encourages illegal immigration. They're no angel on this issue, but neither is the United States so lets not play like it's all Mexico's fault. Out of the total Illegal Imigrant population in America, 40% are not from Mexico, so spare me your manipulation of facts and fear mongreling on the issue that Mexico is the sole purveyor of illegal immigration.

When pro-illegal immigrant supporters make the claim that Mexico is not all at fault, they're referring to the fact that 40% of illegal immigrants do not come from Mexico.

If you run into a pro-illegal immigrant supporter who'll out right claim it's all Americans fault then you know you have a loose cannon. I encounter plenty of anti-illegal immigration cannons who'll make the most brazen claims that it's all Mexico's fault as well.

I've never been one to take what ignorant people post or claim and run with it, neither should you.

I deal with facts not fiction.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:14 AM
 
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YOU RICO brought drugs into this, SO let me tell you a true story about a elementry school yard incident in CALIFORNIA by a mexican gang-banger, GIVING those kids a tatoo laced with herion...HELLO they got them hooked for the money it would bring in without getting a REAL JOB!!!!

The 30-40 billion a year drug trade that Americans have with the Mexican Drug Cartels unfortunately has many undesirable socioeconomic effects.

The sad part is that if it wasn't Mexican Drug Cartels selling the drugs to Americans, it would be somebody else maybe some American biker gang!

By the way, you wouldn't happen to have a link to the article regarding an alleged Mexican gang-banger shooting up kids with heroine?
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