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Old 03-14-2008, 08:40 PM   #31
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But I remember my grandfather saying that his father made them work six days a week.

It was only only Sunday they did not work.

thank goodness for the socialists, eh?

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Old 03-14-2008, 09:21 PM   #32
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thank goodness for the socialists, eh?

I can't give an amen yet,

but like I said...I will study this.

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Old 03-14-2008, 09:34 PM   #33
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Originally posted by INDY500

The process of bringing foreign spouses and other close relatives has also slowed, especially if they are from certain areas of the world.
Post 9/11 I feel all of that is perfectly warranted, however. A necessary inconvenience.
The delay is not warranted:

WASHINGTON — Emilio Gonzalez, director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), announced his decision to resign from his current position, and will leave the office by April 18, reports the World Journal. Gonzalez has been criticized for new practices he had pushed, including the hike in application fees last July that resulted in a flood of applications before the cut-off date. Millions of applications are sitting in the backlog at USCIS, with more than a million applicants waiting for the U.S. citizenship in order to vote this year. USCIS’s “low efficiency” handling the backlog generated many lawsuits, and is one of the leading causes of Gonzalez’s resignation, according to the World Journal.
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:54 PM   #34
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Originally posted by melon

How can we ever have "free trade" with nations that are not free?

I was glad to hear this very question addressed on the issue of trade with Cuba during the Democratic debates..........

"The fact that everything and anything is available in Cuba, RIGHT NOW, despite the embargo - from cellphones to six packs of Budweiser - and that the cuban people still do not have access to these proves that the only embargo in place in Cuba is the internal one imposed by fidel castro.

You can allow cubans to travel back and send all the money they want, it still will not change a damned thing within the system itself. With the exception, of course, that every single dime ultimately ends up in the pockets of the person or entity that controls the economy. And we all know who that is.

Tourists from all over the world have been traveling to Cuba for decades - decades - and what changes have occured? None. Cubans still cant go to hotels, still cant own businesses, still cant produce stuff to sell for themsleves. In essense, fidel castro not only controls the economy, but he controls the capabilities of cubans to fend for themselves."

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Old 03-16-2008, 02:29 PM   #35
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All I ask for is that the regime take active measures to promote freedom of expression and democracy, is that too much to ask for? In the meantime, we need to put the pressure on Cuba. The rest of the world needs to join us. It is most definitely in this country's best interest for a neighboring country to be free and loosened from the shackles of Marxism.
No, it is not too much to ask for. Any political system that cannot handle dissent or the "threat" of choice in elections is a political system that does not deserve to exist in the 21st century.

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