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Topic: Mike or anyone who can help me
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:06:45 PM
Dear TFD:

THANK YOU SO MUCH.....YIPPEE...HARD WORK AND IT'S BACK...THANKS AGAIN

I had about given up...and not sure why it did this...but thank you.

Best gift for Teacher's Day ever!

Dancing

"Your life matters more than you will ever know, so live it well"
Topic: Mike or anyone who can help me
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 5:59:56 AM
OKAY

I somehow managed to get back into my OLD account...but I lost my streak of over 750 days. Can I please get that back? I realize this is not the end of the civilized world but it wasn't my fault that this happened. I am not even sure how it happened but it was some sort of glitch. Glad to have my account back...but I was really pretty excited about having over 750 days

LRai

"Your life matters more than you will ever know, so live it well"
Topic: Just Clicking Around the Internet ROTFLMAO
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 5:29:16 PM
Dear Hope:

Thanks, but I find people like me and Romany are probably just looking for work...gotta pay the bills..LOL No adventure here...sorry.

"Your life matters more than you will ever know, so live it well"
Topic: Birthright citizenship - Yrump strikes again
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:27:23 AM
Romany:

I did that because the people who "play" this game want to be Chinese when it is a benefit to them and then claim the other country when that benefits them. The Chinese government has decided to put an end to this game.

Therefore "citizen" hmmm, which country? I know what I mean by that term. I am a US Citizen who lives abroad at the mercy of my host country who can kick me out without any reason and without warning. I will go back to the US at that point but I am not now or ever will be a Chinese citizen. Even if China were to grant me "resident" green card status, I will not be a citizen and I have NO citizen rights.

It's humorous, I do pay taxes here, but I get No benefits. However in the US illegals pay no taxes and can access many benefits that should be given to citizens only. I am not by any means saying this to be hurtful...just truthful. If the US took a page from China in regards to non-citizens maybe things back home would calm down. Again, just my 2 cents.

"Your life matters more than you will ever know, so live it well"
Topic: Just Clicking Around the Internet ROTFLMAO
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:15:47 AM
Hope:

Deng Xiaoping once said "China is socialism with unique Chinese characteristics"...I've been here 12 years and I call it social-capitalism on steroids.

LR

"Your life matters more than you will ever know, so live it well"
Topic: Just Clicking Around the Internet ROTFLMAO
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 5:33:17 PM
Just FYI...

If you have never seen this, it's worth the 5 minutes...

https://www.boredpanda.com/corporation-economies-explained-cows-ecownomics/?utm_source=cn.bing&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=organic

While this example is used to explain "economics" in very simple terms it can also be used to understand competing systems of "rule"....

Personally, I think the founders of the USA are doing back flips in their graves seeing how messed up things have gotten with a system they struggled to create and thought was fairly "bullet-proof" in it's design.

The actual constitution is an amazing document...however time and corruption have taken their toll on it. Just my 2 cents

Here is another version of the link for those who can't make it work:

Read the entire list of 15 economic models as told through “cows”. . .
https://washingtonnote.com/2_cows_economic/

SOCIALISM
You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbour.

COMMUNISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and gives you some milk.

FASCISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk.

NAZISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and shoots you.

BUREAUCRATISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away…

AN AMERICAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why the cow has dropped dead.

VENTURE CAPITALISM – AN ICELANDIC CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by
your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated
general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows.
The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island
Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven
cows back to your listed company. The annual report says the company owns eight cows,
with an option on one more. You sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States,
leaving you with nine cows. No balance sheet provided with the release. The public then
buys your bull.

A FRENCH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You go on strike, organise a riot, and block the roads, because you want three cows.

A JAPANESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty
times the milk. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called ‘Cowkimon’ and market it worldwide.

A GERMAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You re-engineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month, and milk themselves.

AN ITALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows, but you don’t know where they are.
You decide to have lunch.

A RUSSIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You count them and learn you have five cows.
You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.
You count them again and learn you have 2 cows.
You stop counting cows and open another bottle of vodka.

A CHINESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You have 300 people milking them.
You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity.
You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.

AN INDIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You worship them.

A BRITISH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
Both are mad.

— Steve Clemons

"Your life matters more than you will ever know, so live it well"
Topic: Birthright citizenship - Yrump strikes again
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 5:15:27 PM
Hope:

China has told it's "Citizens" if you enter China on your China passport and then get into trouble, you are Chinese and don't ask your "other" country to bail you out. The US agrees and has told "dual" holders that ONLY if they enter China using their US passport can they ask for US help. It's sort of made people think twice about playing the "dual" game.

LR

"Your life matters more than you will ever know, so live it well"
Topic: Birthright citizenship - Yrump strikes again
Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 6:33:58 PM
Hope:

China has put an end to it...if you hold dual citizenship (which China doesn't recognize) and you enter on your Chinese passport when you come, then your "other" passport will not be valid.

Embassies of dual countries have been informed of this and the US sent out a warning to dual passport holders (Chinese) warning them that if they enter China on their Chinese passport and later get into trouble...too bad.

You can't play it both ways...sorry.


Thar:

Sad story for the poor old man...hope he gets help...

"Your life matters more than you will ever know, so live it well"
Topic: Birthright citizenship - Yrump strikes again
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:23:14 PM
Dear Bob:

Thank you...but the link was wonky for me, so here is the list for anyone that cares:

• Antigua and Barbuda • El Salvador • Paraguay
• Argentina • Fiji • Peru
• Barbados • Grenada • Saint Kits and Nevis
• Belize • Guatemala • Saint Lucia
• Bolivia • Guyana • St Vincent / Grenadines
• Brazil • Honduras • Tanzania
• Canada • Jamaica • Trinidad and Tobago
• Chile • Lesotho • Tuvalu
• Costa Rica • Mexico • United States
• Cuba • Nicaragua • Uruguay
• Dominica • Pakistan
• Ecuador • Panama


So 34 countries have this type of "law" but if you look closely only a couple are "anchor baby" magnets. I have yet to see anyone rushing to Argentina or Pakistan to claim citizenship.

Once again...this loop hole had its purpose way back when...it no longer applies, we need to close the loop hole.

"Your life matters more than you will ever know, so live it well"
Topic: Birthright citizenship - Yrump strikes again
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:16:14 AM
Thar:

Thanks and I thought only the US had this stupid rule...The Chinese women who give birth in the US or Canada (which I believe also does this) call the child an "anchor baby" because it will later provide an "anchor" for the "family" to return to the US or Canada when the child chooses to attend college.

The other problem is they use resourced that citizens rightfully should get. So an anchor baby can attend college in the US as a citizen and they won't pay non-resident fees. Often they are not fluent in the language (English)so they require ESL courses plus they can qualify for resident tuition grants like PELL grants. NONE of these things (other than ESL courses) are available to Chinese students who were born in China.

I could go on for days why this is stupid and was NEVER part of the intent behind the 14th amendment...nor the law in Ireland, these loop holes need to be closed and other means developed to help people who wish to migrate and claim other citizenship.

Lastly, when my grandparents came to the US they did so legally, then spent 25 years working and contributing to their new country and finally they became "naturalized" citizens. Yes, they had two children born in the US, but both spoke English, were raised to work, and not ask for handouts. They did not develop an entitlement attitude that seems to permeate the culture today.

I will now get off my soapbox! Whistle

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