Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Turn That News OFF

I heard on the news the other night something about Congress wanting a second look at this deal where one can get a green card (EB5), no other questions asked, if one has half a million dollars to pay for it.  WHAT?? Who has that kind of money for green cards?  Not the people who are picking our lettuce, that is for sure.  So...Congress needs to wonder about whether or not unscrupulous persons--terrorist connected, drug dealing, human trafficking types--might take advantage of something like that??  Better late than never, I suppose.

 Perhaps I am just overly cynical.  I am sure that not everyone with money to invest is unscrupulous.

I also saw the day's update on the trial of that guy who shot the American Sniper, Chris Kyle and his friend.  I did not see the movie and do not intend to.  I don't know much about the case.  But taking a PTSD sufferer to a shooting range for therapy?  WHAT??  No one else thinks that was a bad idea from the beginning?

This is why it is not good for me to watch the nightly news.

12 comments:

  1. It's so infuriating that people can just walk over the border and receive all the benefits you and I have earned for over 50 years. I have NO problem when immigrants work for their citizenship. I believe many terrorists are entering this way. WHY does no one higher up get this?
    Ann

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    1. Ann, I am not sure where you get your information, but people who walk over the border rarely get benefits that you have worked fifty years for. More likely they have "borrowed" your SS number and paid into your account if you were a homemaker! You are correct in thinking that many nationalities do come in from the south. Our migrant system is totally broken.

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  2. There's so much I just don't want/need to hear on the news. But I feel I must be informed, so I allow myself to be bombarded by it.

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  3. Buying a green card just seems wrong to me. Yet, in the current Congress, money talks.
    Chris Kyle had taken other wounded Vets to the shooting range with good results. But even Kyle said this guy was nuts before he took him. Seems like a lapse in judgement to me.

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  4. I am like you. The evening news just leaves me shaking my head in shock. I must say, "What are people thinking", 10 times a night. But like it's a train wreck, I keep watching. .

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  5. This is why we gave up watching the national news. We still watch the local news -- mostly for traffic and weather -- and fast forward through the rest!

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  6. The Statue of Liberty wears Prada.

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  7. I'm glad you said this, Olga. I was thinking the SAME thing. Seriously! How can they think that taking a PTSD sufferer out on a shooting range is a great idea?

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  8. In America we think if you make lots of money you must be honest and hard working and everyone else is a lazy thug. Unfortunately I have some millionaire friends and not all of them made their money in constructive ways.

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  9. Another movie I will not watch is 50 Shades of Grey.
    Why watch people glorify sado-masochism? Ugh.

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  10. At times, don't you just wonder if the entire world has gone mad?

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  11. I like Sextant's comment. Gigi, if you have a sense of humor, go over and see my latest post.

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