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Way too much has occurred in my life over the last couple of years and, unfortunately, priorities have pulled me away from this site. I do have a reason but I will not use it as an excuse. I just want to apologize for what I feel was neglecting you and this site. Although things have calmed down quite a bit, I have changed somewhat and don’t really know the place I am in, although it has been with me for sometime and I have gotten somewhat use to it.

This may seem cryptic but I don’t air personal things to strangers ( nor anyone else that isn’t the closest of friends) so I will just say that I am somewhat back here and just see where and how it goes.

To Wolve, my Yank friend, I hope your wife is okay and on the mend. You are doing exactly what a loving husband should do and you have your priorities straight. I will add your wife to my prayers.

In 1986, Reagan signed his biggest mistake, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. The deal was that, in exchange for amnesty for illegal immigrants (as an ex post facto law, it was unconstitutional, but there was no-one who would challenge it in court) there would be tougher border security and greater enforcement. Naturally, the demonrat congresscritters would never vote for the money for such border security or immigration enforcement. So they got what they wanted, and the problem increased with the prospect of future amnesty programs.

Now here we are facing yet another amnesty. (Being another ex post facto law, it would still be unconstitutional, but Congress has never been concerned with the constitutionality of the laws it passes, and the courts would just claim that no-one has “standing” to challenge it.) The proposed “deal” is that people who are here illegally, and who were brought here as children, would get amnesty and be allowed to stay. In exchange, there would be funding for a wall on our border with Mexico.

There is simply no reason to trust the demonrats to keep their side of the bargain. And, frankly, there is no reason to trust the repubicans to hold to it, either. They will grant these illegal immigrants amnesty, and allow them to sponsor the parents who brought them here illegally. And the wall will never be built.

The only way this deal should go through is if amnesty only happens after it is impossible to travel by land from Mexico to the United States without going through a checkpoint.

I am having a hard time watching the news and talk shows anymore. I really like Tucker Carlson because he calls a spade a spade. He can somehow sucker just about any dumbass liberal on his show and then make them look like the total fools that they are. The sad part is that these “guests” have no fear because they really believe the lies they tell. When shown videos of down right criminal and disgusting behavior, these liberals spin their lies and just blow off what you just heard and saw with your own eyes, like you didn’t see anything at all. The 1st Amendment is now dead for everyone but them and the rest of the Constitution can be found, wrapped around a cardboard tube, in their bathrooms. It is ok to assault anyone with physical force, destroy personal property and sue without cause because it is Trump’s and the “alt-right” fault. Condoning this behavior is abhorrent but denying it altogether is mental. I get tired of seeing this day in and day out EVERYWHERE in the U.S.

I remember not too long ago when, on this very site, the criminal left talked about sane folk as being disingenuous and witch hunting when they commented. That was when O’Bummer was doing his lying and criminal thing. Now it is this “alt-right” group, whoever they are, causing all the woes in America. The examples of pea brain leftist activities are so numerous; all I can say is Google it and you will see a plethora of examples that will keep you busy reading for years. Depressing. The lid is about to blow off and when frustration finally rains down as doom on the liberals, well, they only have themselves to blame. A sane society cannot survive when the rabble give no quarter. Arm yourselves cause it is getting very ugly out there and will be coming into your life real soon.

This will probably be a surprise to most of you. After many lawsuits for information and years of stonewalling by the McAwful regime, the information has finally surfaced showing that there is and continues to be voter fraud in Virginia. The fraud is Dem backed and condoned. Look at the things McAwful vetoed to prove the point. Don’t say it is just a small percentage because 1) small percentages make the difference in elections here as has been proven and 2) these findings are only from the self incriminating ones. How about the ones who do it continuously and covertly? I smell a dead fish and it is the Dem party. Anyone for voter ID law?

You don’t know who Jose is? Well, he is an illegal immigrant who has been found guilty of 7 felonies and deported from this country 5 times. Yes, 5 TIMES!!! On his 6th return, he was incarcerated in a San Francisco jail when ICE got wind of it and put a detainer on him to the San Fransico’s Sheriffs Department. San Fransico, being a sanctuary city, ignored the detainer and loosed him back into the general population, where he committed further felonies by possessing a gun and murdering Kate Steinly, an innocent just walking down the street with her father. Kate died and Zakarte was found innocent of all death charges. Isn’t San Fransico and America great? How do you feel about this case? I would be interested to know.

It’s a bit old, but a relative linked to it on Facebook, and I thought I would look into it. It is the “Wages Haven’t Kept Up With Productivity” mantra:

productivity-versus-wages

“Something happened in the mid-70′s”

Well, I went to BLS.GOV, and plotted Series PRS85006093 (Nonfarm Business, Labor productivity (output per hour)) and Series PRS85006103 (Nonfarm Business, Hourly Compensation). Guess what? The results don’t match!

In fact, adjusting the index to 100 in 1970, the productivity index was 231.7 in 2016, and the hourly compensation index was a whopping 887.2! Relative to their productivity, people were earning almost FOUR TIMES what they should have in 2016.

productivity-versus-unadjusted-wages
(This is a semi-log scale, which is more appropriate for the data.)

So how could this be? What could account for this discrepancy?

Well, I did more digging, and found Series PRS85006153 (Nonfarm Business, Real hourly compensation). This index is inflation-adjusted, while the others are not. This is the data series they were using in their comparison. They were comparing inflation-adjusted wages with non-inflation-adjusted productivity.

So, what happened in the mid-70′s? INFLATION.

The following was posted by a friend of mine on his Facebook page:

So much for FREEDOM of expression! So much for FREE speech!

After I posted that I believe the players have the rights to do whatever they want, kneel or stand during the National Anthem, and I have the right not to watch the games on TV or physically go to the games. But that is not good enough for some people. So unless I support athletes kneeling during the National Anthem, I am a racist!

Freedom of expression and free speech must go both ways. But it does not. A few idiots sent me private messages saying that I am a member of the KKK, a White Supremacist, and I am a Neo Nazi! Of course I blocked them immediately from ever contacting me ever again. They said that the ONLY reason why I succeeded in America after arriving to this country with nothing while not knowing a word of English is because I benefited from White Privileges!

Seriously? Do I look white? I am NOT white just in case if someone needs eye glasses, and yes, I am offended. I respect the flag as well as everyone who served. This is MY personal belief and I am NOT trying to change anyone’s opinion. This also has NOTHING to do with President Trump. I could not care less what he said or did not say. I felt about this long before he said a word about it.

My Father served in the military. He also worked for the US Embassy for many years. He helped many Americans when my former country was fallen to the Communists. He saved many lives, including Americans. Two of my three uncles were in the service and they died. We were allies of the United States to fight Communism in Vietnam.

I had a hand gun pointed at my temple by the Communist Police when I was around 10-11 in the middle of the school yard, in front of all other students, because I refused to stand for the Communist National Anthem. I refused to recognize the Communist Flag. My parents did not even know about this.

After I came to America, I thought things would be different. It sure was, but I was in quite a shock. I do not recall seeing anyone that looked like me in my High School. Just about everyone was white. People looked at me very strangely. I was put in some “retarded” classes because I could not speak English and the school did not know how to handle me. They did not realize that my education was far more advanced than anyone can imagine. Just about everything I was taught in High School was in my curriculum in South Vietnam in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. In fact, quite a few things in my 4 years of college were taught in Vietnam in middle school.
Two of my closest friends in High School are chess players, Chuck Adelman and David Cole. They were as nice and kind to me as possible. They are the only two people I still keep in touch with from High School. And while others were doing homework or enjoying life, I had to work. My first job was at a local Shop Rite, a supermarket chain in NJ. They gave me a job cleaning the toilet and mopping the floor for $3.35 an hour before tax. But since I was too young, around 14-15, they could not give me too many hours. So I had to find other odd jobs to make minimum wages to help my family who were still in Vietnam. Is that the definition of White Privileges?

Around 300 extended members of my wife’s family died in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. So we both have a little bit of a different experience than most others. But we cannot have any opinion because it sometimes may not be the same as others? We have two choices in life. To do everything possible to succeed, or blame everyone and everything for our failures! So instead of wallowing in self-pity because of racism and discrimination, we used our tough life experiences, and our setbacks, to fuel us to succeed.

This is the problem with this country today. Too many people no longer listen. There is no peaceful and respectful dialog. There is very little tolerance on all sides. Name calling is a “normal” thing now. It is easy to insult on Twitter and Facebook. The attitude is how can anyone disagree with me? Something is wrong with you when you cannot go along with what I believe.

I am thankful every day that I live in a FREE country. I am thankful every day that I live in a country where if I work hard, I have an opportunity to succeed. This is not something I will ever take for granted. And no, I will never disrespect the flag of the United States, my second home, a country that gave me a second chance in life.

Please slow down and think just like in chess. Please do not contribute more to the current political vitriol. Be civil and be respectful, especially to those who do not agree with you.

Thank you!