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A new study issued by the Pew Research Center on illegal immigration found that it peaked in 2007 and has been declining ever since. HERE is its Fact Sheet. I encourage you to read it.
Let me paraphrase some of its findings:
- In 2014, there were 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States.
- Mexicans account for 49% of unauthorized immigrants.
- Six states have 60% of unauthorized ... Continue Reading →
Several days ago I wandered down on the Caltech Campus to sit awhile with my old friend, Tenjin. There he was sitting astride his water buffalo and reading a philosophical tome. There were several squirrels there to keep us company and I brought along some nuts which they greatly appreciated.
Tenjin looked up and said, “What brings you here today?” I replied by asking a question, “Tenjin ... Continue Reading →
Before I head for the airport tomorrow, I want to check in one more time. We have just a few more things to talk about. Care to join us downstairs once more, before I go?
There is a seven week summer vacation from July 15 through September 6. Then they leave again on September 30 for another six weeks until November 14, presumably to campaign. But how much campaigning ... Continue Reading →
The Nevada Ethics Commission is currently reviewing an ethics complaint against Barbara Ellestad regarding conflicts of interest involving her dual role as an elected Board Member of the Virgin Valley Water District (VVWD) and as Editor of Mesquite Local News (MLN). At the November 17, 2015 meeting of the VVWD Board, Ms. Ellestad presented arguments intended to refute the ethics ... Continue Reading →
A lot of copy has been written about Mesquite area resident and local business supporter Mr. John Lonetti in the Mesquite press, primarily by the defunct MesquiteCitizenJournal.com and recently Mesquite Local News (both edited by Barbara Ellestad) … and MUCH (ALL?) of it has consisting of FALSE accusations, innuendos, and criticism of him. Mr. Lonetti has systematically been demonized by ... Continue Reading →
Having a daughter caused a significant shift in lifestyle for She Maddied and I. We settled into the new house, had two vehicles, and Kim (She Maddied) worked at the Alkan Label factory. With split shifts, I worked during the day at Bennett’s Firestone and she worked swing shift. That meant, I’d get home and take over from Mamaw Cooper. After either sharing dinner with the Papaws, or ... Continue Reading →
That first Thanksgiving in 1621, Governor William Bradford sent “four men fowling” to provide for the feast for which a few dozen Pilgrims and several hundred Native Americans would gather. What exactly those men came back with remains a mystery-ducks, geese, deer, fish, clams, lobsters and maybe a turkey or two!
Turkeys are native to North America and had been a food source of both Native ... Continue Reading →
Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
In a shameful display of fear mongering, the Republican controlled House of Representatives moved at warp speed this week to pass the “American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of ... Continue Reading →