Net migration across the border is near zero. Drones, motion sensors and patrols are plenty effective, are cheaper and don't hold the stigma of having a cold war with Mexico.
Walls and fences aren't the same thing though are they? There's an old saying that "Good fences make good neighbors". A wall isn't neighborly. It's expensive to build, maintain and support. Today's Border Patrol policy is working effectively. Support could still be increased if need be.
As it is this idea of a wall on the Southern border is yet another solution looking for a problem. Just like which bathroom to use or Voter ID. I'm amazed that some folks fall for this silliness every 4 years.
I agree that any changes would be temporary. I suspect the best solution would be to put a cap on any mortgage deductions much like the farm subsidies. The way it is now is just another stipend to folks who don't need it.
"Ever hear of razor wire or electrcity"
Yep. When you were researching ladders did you notice that some are made of wood and fiberglass? They also come in various sizes.
Do you think if the mortgage deduction was dissolved people would quit buying houses and real estate? If not, why have it?
I think that it is both actually. Remember that demand is the driver. Normally, we look at demand as being demand for oil, and that is true to a point, but opening another sea route will increase demand as well. True, a sea route from the Canadian Pacific is shorter than one from the Persian Gulf. If this gets up and running it will also back out oil that's been moving into the US by rail. That will get made up another source, be it domestic or foreign.
Then again, it's a long way off from approval or completion.
This is kind of "On Topic" for a change. Kinder Morgan just got a thumbs up from a Canadian government agency for a pipeline running from the tar sands to the Pacific. This would be a domestic pipeline route for their oil and the final coffin nail for Keystone XL. Now it's up to Trudeau to sign.
PS I own some KMI.
I read a report awhile back that the computer system running our ICBMs was so obsolete it's become unhackable. It's almost like the Air Force got a positive appraisal from the Antiques Roadshow.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted along party lines on Tuesday to repeal a new Labor Department rule on retirement advice after a debate that stretched over the course of the day. The resolution, approved by a vote of 56 to 41, is a largely symbolic move that President Barack Obama has already threatened to veto. The House of Representatives passed a similar version last month. Obama's administration in April released the rule setting a fiduciary standard for financial brokers who sell retirement products, requiring them to put clients' best interests ahead of their own bottom lines. Tuesday's arguments revolved around what is best for middle- and lower-income workers. Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress, say the rule will be expensive for brokers and force them to get rid of Main Street clients and small businesses that offer 401(k) plans. They also say the rule does not take into account existing regulations on financial advice. Democrats say profit-hungry advisers have exploited middle- and lower-class workers by recommending retirement products that mostly serve to line their own pockets. Kicking off the debate, the most powerful Republican in the Senate, Kentucky's Mitch McConnell, said blocking the rule would help "smaller savers." "I have sincere concerns about what this could mean for the ability of investment advisers to provide quality financial advice, but also for the ability of consumers to seek affordable retirement options," he said. Nevada's Harry Reid, the most powerful Democrat in the chamber, countered that there was nothing wrong with "a rule that would require investment advisers to act in the best interest of their investors." One Republican, Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson, described the rule as "a solution in search of a problem," while fellow party member Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said "we should call this the 'Only the Rich Retire' rule." Cont...
Democrat Cory Booker of New Jersey said the rule would allow peop
"By "lawful" citizens I mean ones who are not here illegally. The Old Testament is not the law of the land and there are many activities banned in the Old Testament that are legally being done today."
The Second Amendment doesn't say anything about citizen, legal or illegal. I guess that you agree there are restrictions on religion then?
"There is no such thing as reasonable restrictive guns laws on lawful citizens as gun ownership is a Constitutional Right."
The Second Amendment doesn't say anything about lawful citizen in it. Are you putting your own reasonable restrictions into it? It does however start off with A well regulated militia...
"Should there be reasonable restrictive laws on freedom of religion or freedom of speech?"
There are restrictions on religion and speech. If you actually read the Old Testament you see there are MANY activities that we don't allow. As far as speech goes, you aren't allowed to spread state or corporate secrets, insider trading, slander, etc...
According to the most recent data from EIA; 1) Washington, 2) California, 3) Oregon, 4) Texas & 5) New York. That's by capacity. I'm willing to bet that if you went per capita Texas would be knocking the one of the tops spots. Where do you live?
Are you saying that you live in a good neighborhood because you have good neighbors or good guns? It sounds like you're saying that the only way people behave themselves is under threat of getting shot. That's pretty jaded.
Also, just because people see reasoning in restrictions for guns doesn't automatically mean they're "anti-gun".
Bloomberg article worth reading.
Why Brimming Oil Inventories Aren't Crashing Prices
By Julian Lee
Shipping rates are determined by demand. If this article is correct, and I believe it is, then rates should continue to be strong into the foreseeable future.
A bulletproof glass door shielded an Arizona sheriff's deputy from a burst of gunfire in what Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio called an ambush. Friday's shooting outside a sheriff's office substation in Surprise, Arizona, was the second time a county deputy has come under fire this month, Arpaio said. The sheriff said a gunman parked his car outside the substation and "fired several times" at a deputy, who escaped injury after positioning himself by a bullet-resistant door. Another deputy in the substation parking lot arrested the suspect after getting him to drop his weapon, Arpaio said. The suspect had a semiautomatic weapon in addition to the gun used in the shooting, the sheriff said. Neither the suspect's name nor the charges against him were released. The motive for the shooting is unclear. Arpaio said it was the second "ambush" against one of his deputies in two weeks. "There's a war on cops," the tough-talking sheriff told CNN affiliate KPHO-TV in Phoenix. "They better start thinking about that all the way from Washington on down."
On May 7, Maricopa County sheriff's Deputy Bryan Wisda suffered non-threatening injuries after a gunman in a passing car opened fire on him, according to Deputy Joaquin Enriquez. Wisda made a DUI enforcement traffic stop in Tempe when someone in a silver Cadillac sprayed him and his patrol car with gunfire, Enriquez said. The suspect then fled. The deputy was released from a hospital two days later. The motive in that shooting remains unknown. The outspoken sheriff has drawn criticism for his treatment of prisoners and opposition to undocumented immigrants. Known as "Sheriff Joe," Arpaio calls himself America's toughest sheriff. His headline-grabbing actions have earned him diehard supporters and fiery opponents. Last week, a federal judge ruled Arpaio was in civil contempt in connection with a racial-profiling case. Three of Arpaio's subordinates also violated court orders, the judge found. Cont...
The company has stated what their breakeven is on each type of vessel they own. They've also stated that the dividend will be close to earnings. Really the only variable that you need to figure out is what the average shipping rate is going for to come up with a guess on what the dividend rate is. Until Management changes their dividend policy this stock is going to be like a very volatile REIT.
"At some point in the future it may be that everyone in the world is provided a living income.Maybe there will also be a limit on how much net worth a person can have."
I hope that isn't where we're going. I think people are soft and whiney now.