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Everyone in favor of a physical wall should think about the ecological ramifications it will have on the native fauna of the border region.   

The wall is one potential solution to one problem that creates other problems in itself.
Regardless of what you think about the issue of illegal immigration, I would hope that after doing some research on the likely effects of a border wall, you'd at least agree that the wall is not a good idea.

I think we should worry more about our coal fired power plants, cars. suburban sprawl and woeful waste of energy in our society more-so than the migration patterns of the spotted yellow black dot on forehead lizard...   A wall DOES create ecological problems, but I think Los Angeles creates more of an ecological problem and they haven't quit building there...



Lol...also true.

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Everyone in favor of a physical wall should think about the ecological ramifications it will have on the native fauna of the border region.   

The wall is one potential solution to one problem that creates other problems in itself.
Regardless of what you think about the issue of illegal immigration, I would hope that after doing some research on the likely effects of a border wall, you'd at least agree that the wall is not a good idea.

Good point...I didn't even consider ecological ramifications. Hmmmm.

yes!  let's keep the impoverished brown people caged up behind the Rio Grand and Sonoran Deserts.  Let's not find a way to colectively help people earn a life of dignity doing grueling jobs Americans won't consistently do because we Americans had the good fortune of being born inside our political boundaries

Our obligations are to US citizens, no matter the color, and the furthering of our policies, economy, future, etc.

After that, sure, let's see how we can help others out.

(large swaths of which were taken in our war with Mexico: a trumped-up bullying of our southern "neighbor" instigated by the executive [sound familiar])

don't believe me about the Mexican-American War?  look it up.  Apparently, for Sam Houston and his followers, illegal immigration is ok, if it's white folks heading the other way.

Irrelevant.

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Good points all around....

I propose a hybrid.

1. Build the wall (yes, expensive but I'm sure a fraction of just the daily cost of operations in say Iraq...to put it in perspective).

2. Give the border patrol the equipment/people/authority to do their job. UAVs, more personnel, etc. Maybe even have Guard units augment.

3. Institute reformed legal immigration rules.

4. Institute a national ID. Yes, I know all the conspiracy theories, and I'm a libertarian...I know the arguments. In my opinion it is a necessary program in our day in age. A general database of who is who. Nothing more. I don't have a problem with that, as long as it doesnt track anything else.

I think it's unrealistic to think we can round up and kick out so many people from our country. Like it or not they are an important part of our economy and society. Yes, our society too. There will be so many 'humanity' cases if we were to round them up and get them out, it would make our heads spin. Which leads me to:

5. Once our borders are 'secure', our immigration policy more realistic, amnesty everyone...start all over. The illegals become legal, we collect taxes on their labor, all the gray areas disappear. We can absorb those numbers, we already have them.


All these factors combined should allow us to more effeciently control immigration, legal or otherwise.

Securing our borders, being able to quickly and accurately distingush citizens and non-citizens, along with a strong and realistic policy/law to me are absoloute musts for anything to work.

EDIT: I had two number 4's...  ::)

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That studying sounds way overboard.

I hope you are in my section this fall...

Ditto and ze tag.

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Hope not...in the same boat. I'm 32 and starting in the fall. :)

If the classes are more or less like the LSAT test demographic when I took it, it should be fine.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: How did you pay for undergrad?
« on: June 18, 2008, 10:19:50 PM »
You all did...GI Bill and Tution Assitance. Thank you very much.  ;D

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Men: Buying a suit...
« on: June 17, 2008, 05:16:23 PM »
ze tag

Thanks AK, great stuff. I had already bought a dark charcoal/subtle pinstrip suit prior to reading all the advice, so I feel pretty good about that! I thought the pinstripes may of been a little too 'varsity' for me, but I think I pull it off. Yes, I'm bad ass like that... ::)

So what's the etiquette on changing the suit, if, for example, you have only a couple/three? Switch them every other day or just wear one for a week or what???


That's exactly why you buy neutral-colored suits: navy, charcoal, black (only for winter and evening wear), slate, etc. A different shirt everyday keeps things looking (and smelling) fresh. A clothes steamer also helps keep things fresh. Steam often, so you don't have to dryclean all the time. Dry cleaning will clean the clothes for sure, but it weakens the fabric.


That's what I was thinking...

and BTW, Real Madrid rules. Arsenal...pfftt.  :P

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Men: Buying a suit...
« on: June 17, 2008, 11:51:52 AM »
ze tag

Thanks AK, great stuff. I had already bought a dark charcoal/subtle pinstrip suit prior to reading all the advice, so I feel pretty good about that! I thought the pinstripes may of been a little too 'varsity' for me, but I think I pull it off. Yes, I'm bad ass like that... ::)

So what's the etiquette on changing the suit, if, for example, you have only a couple/three? Switch them every other day or just wear one for a week or what???



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Oklahoma / Re: Class of 11'
« on: June 14, 2008, 07:15:03 PM »
Best of luck...keep us posted.

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Personal Statement / Re: Should I use my experience in Iraq in my PS?
« on: June 14, 2008, 07:10:36 PM »
Concur. I used both the combat experience and the whole active duty while completing UG bit. I didn't get into specifics, just the general leadership, perespective, and what I would bring to my class that would be different.

Also concur on staying away from anything too specific as it will probably be lost on someone non-military, alientate them because they may not understand it or make them uncomfortable.

Best of luck! Let us know how it goes.

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