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American Hospitality Homeboy Security Style

by Lasthorseman Sun Dec 23rd, 2007 at 09:49:52 AM EST


It is clear from this one woman's story that American hospitality ain't what it used to be.  It does not reflect upon the American people.  We have lost control of our government.  They just do not listen and corporate has turned the entire political show here into a propaganda industry.

I post this here then and encourage it's wide distribution across the international travel industry with the hope that maybe, just perhaps somebody might listen if their pocketbooks are hit hard enough.

Read that on the OT? last night and my reaction was like others:  Don´t go there!  Save the stress, the time, the fuel, the planet and let the USAins be ´immigrants again´.  

I hope you teach the USG the lesson soon.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Dec 23rd, 2007 at 10:10:38 AM EST
Take home points:

  1. If you're going into the US, make damn sure you have someone back home who can raise Hell with your foreign ministry if you don't call them within 6 hours of your scheduled arrival.

  2. The comments thread at least shows that common decency is not lost among the American citizens, even if it is gone from their government.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.
by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Dec 24th, 2007 at 01:02:24 AM EST
American citizens may be ashamed, but a lot of them are recommending Ron Paul as the solution, a man whose attitudes to wards visitors andimmigration are plainly written on his website

Border Security and Immigration Reform
The talk must stop. We must secure our borders now. A nation without secure borders is no nation at all. It makes no sense to fight terrorists abroad when our own front door is left unlocked.

Physically secure our borders and coastlines. We must do whatever it takes to control entry into our country before we undertake complicated immigration reform proposals.

Enforce visa rules.  Immigration officials must track visa holders and deport anyone who overstays their visa or otherwise violates U.S. law.  This is especially important when we recall that a number of 9/11 terrorists had expired visas.

No amnesty.  Estimates suggest that 10 to 20 million people are in our country illegally. That's a lot of people to reward for breaking our laws.

Quite how this would have made that woman's plight any better I don't know. To be honest, any incoming president has an awful lot to do to fix all of the things that are wrong with America (and have been increasingly wrong for decades). I have my doubts if any of them give a shit what the rest of us think of the USA, so solving this problem will be the lowest (non-existent) priority.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Dec 26th, 2007 at 07:41:52 AM EST
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Ron Paul's overarching theme is nobody is above the law, which would be a refreshing change, as much as we may dislike his attitudes to, say, immigration, economics, or abortion. And, on the latter, as an obstetrician he's entitled to a non-PC opinion on the matter.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Dec 26th, 2007 at 07:50:35 AM EST
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Nobody is above the law

But he's a libertarian. Who gets to enforce the law when the police aren't paid cos the IRS has been scrapped ? Or indeed any of his other dipstick childish emotionalism that pass for policy.

Libertarians are authoritarians who can't count.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Dec 26th, 2007 at 09:12:19 AM EST
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to educate the scores of people who know how to weld manhole covers shut the error of their ways.


I'm an American, I'm 52 and proud to say you guys really don't have to put up with shit from "them".

by Lasthorseman on Tue Dec 25th, 2007 at 09:47:56 AM EST

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