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Attorney General Jeff Sessions preached the administration’s message on merit-based immigration on Fox News Tuesday night, claiming “a good nation” doesn’t admit “illiterate” immigrants.

“What good does it do to bring in somebody who is illiterate in their own country, has no skills and is going to struggle in our country and not be successful? That is not what a good nation should do, and we need to get away from it,” Sessions said, speaking on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Sessions criticized Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for reportedly reciting during a meeting Emma Lazarus’ poem that’s historically affiliated with American immigration and the Statue of Liberty.

“Not really a case you would expect a Republican to be making,” Carlson said, referencing Graham’s use of the poem. “Why aren’t there more articulate Republican members of Congress making the case that you just made?”

“Well, I wish there were, actually,” Sessions said, before claiming the U.S. should be more like Canada in its immigration policies. “We should evaluate them and make sure they are going to be lawful. They are not threats to us. They have the education and skills level to prosper in America. That’s good for them and good for America.”

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sessions-good-nation-doesnt-admit-illiterate-immigrants

I'm thinking Jeff Sessions' mother must have been a real goody two-shoes type.

"Now, Jeffrey, good boys don't get their clothes all dirty when they play outside!"

or

"Now, Jeffrey, Good boys don't play with those colored children."

or

"Now Jeffrey, Good boys don't do that. Besides, it'll make hair grow on your palms."
what I find odd is the talking heads on your shows always say "immigrants" when what they really mean is refugees and illegals. They never split up the categories "Immigrants " in the 21st century are good; all western nations with low birth rates compete for them. They generally have higher education standards then the general population and statistically do better then average. I think you should have a merit based immigration system why wouldn't you? The illegal part well we have some but we seem to have much stricter workplace laws then most of the us. We control it by cracking down on illegal employers. There does not seem to be much stomach for that. But then again the strict work place rules create a huge underground econo my so maybe our time will come...

In order to migrate to the Great White North, the migrants have to make it all the way across the FSoA.  You don't have a direct border with anyone except the FSoA.  Generally, migrants coming from southern latitudes don't like the cold weather.  Same reasons Alaska doesn't have a huge migrant population.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions preached the administration’s message on merit-based immigration on Fox News Tuesday night, claiming “a good nation” doesn’t admit “illiterate” immigrants.

“What good does it do to bring in somebody who is illiterate in their own country, has no skills and is going to struggle in our country and not be successful? That is not what a good nation should do, and we need to get away from it,” Sessions said, speaking on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Sessions criticized Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for reportedly reciting during a meeting Emma Lazarus’ poem that’s historically affiliated with American immigration and the Statue of Liberty.

“Not really a case you would expect a Republican to be making,” Carlson said, referencing Graham’s use of the poem. “Why aren’t there more articulate Republican members of Congress making the case that you just made?”

“Well, I wish there were, actually,” Sessions said, before claiming the U.S. should be more like Canada in its immigration policies. “We should evaluate them and make sure they are going to be lawful. They are not threats to us. They have the education and skills level to prosper in America. That’s good for them and good for America.”

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sessions-good-nation-doesnt-admit-illiterate-immigrants

I'm thinking Jeff Sessions' mother must have been a real goody two-shoes type.

"Now, Jeffrey, good boys don't get their clothes all dirty when they play outside!"

or

"Now, Jeffrey, Good boys don't play with those colored children."

or

"Now Jeffrey, Good boys don't do that. Besides, it'll make hair grow on your palms."
what I find odd is the talking heads on your shows always say "immigrants" when what they really mean is refugees and illegals. They never split up the categories "Immigrants " in the 21st century are good; all western nations with low birth rates compete for them. They generally have higher education standards then the general population and statistically do better then average. I think you should have a merit based immigration system why wouldn't you? The illegal part well we have some but we seem to have much stricter workplace laws then most of the us. We control it by cracking down on illegal employers. There does not seem to be much stomach for that. But then again the strict work place rules create a huge underground econo my so maybe our time will come...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions preached the administration’s message on merit-based immigration on Fox News Tuesday night, claiming “a good nation” doesn’t admit “illiterate” immigrants.

“What good does it do to bring in somebody who is illiterate in their own country, has no skills and is going to struggle in our country and not be successful? That is not what a good nation should do, and we need to get away from it,” Sessions said, speaking on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Sessions criticized Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for reportedly reciting during a meeting Emma Lazarus’ poem that’s historically affiliated with American immigration and the Statue of Liberty.

“Not really a case you would expect a Republican to be making,” Carlson said, referencing Graham’s use of the poem. “Why aren’t there more articulate Republican members of Congress making the case that you just made?”

“Well, I wish there were, actually,” Sessions said, before claiming the U.S. should be more like Canada in its immigration policies. “We should evaluate them and make sure they are going to be lawful. They are not threats to us. They have the education and skills level to prosper in America. That’s good for them and good for America.”

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sessions-good-nation-doesnt-admit-illiterate-immigrants

I'm thinking Jeff Sessions' mother must have been a real goody two-shoes type.

"Now, Jeffrey, good boys don't get their clothes all dirty when they play outside!"

or

"Now, Jeffrey, Good boys don't play with those colored children."

or

"Now Jeffrey, Good boys don't do that. Besides, it'll make hair grow on your palms."

LMAO!!!! :)
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Agelbert Newz / Pretty sight from the air
« Last post by agelbert on Today at 06:36:52 PM »
I always wanted to fly (or even ride) in a Pietenpol Camper or even a fabric biplane. I guess it's that romantic idea you can just fly and land and take off just about anywhere, like they did in the barnstorming days. They used to have this thing....FREEDOM!  LOL.




My Piper Colt had cloth/canvas over a metal tubular frame. As to the romance of flight, I'll give you the benefit of my experience. I have a little more than 2,000 hours of flying. An early morning flight, before the cumulus cells build up. with the sun behind you as you approach an airport in absolutely calm flying conditions is mezmerizing and can bring tears to your eyes because of the beauty of the landscape beneath you majestically going by.

Night flying has it's beauty with all the various light patterns. Also thunderstorm lightning from he air is a treat the ground pounders never get to feast their eyes on.

What takes all the fun out of flying is radio communications with air traffic control. Also, when you fly high performance aircraft, you are basically a machine operator. The faster the aircraft, the less feel you have for the air around you and the more you need to rely on what the instruments tell you.

That is why I love ultralights. They are IT as far as freedom in flight is concerned. You fly at around 40 - 60 mph. You do need head gear, ear plugs and eye protection so your eyes don't dry out but you are REALLY ONE with the sky when you fly an ultralight.  :icon_sunny:

You are like a bird. You feel every puff, every wind change, every gust and every thermal coming up from the ground. The visbility is TOTAL. You don't have a windshield in the way of your sight. Ultralights are better than the early aircraft because they are lighter and safer, while being actually slower too! The BRS system (looks like a mortar shell housing) attached to the ultralight fires a parachute if you trigger it with a cord pull that brings you and the aircraft down gently. You cannot really crash unless you lose consciousness for some reason like a heart attack.

THIS is REAL FREEDOM FLYING!


Sounds very cool. Very cool indeed.

  I took the following photo in 1992. We were flying northeastbound along the coast of Puerto Rico at Yabucoa. Now THAT is what I call beautiful scenery with total visibility!

That's my student's shoe, not mine.  8)
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Marathon Man Newz / Re: Boat Tales
« Last post by RE on Today at 06:31:37 PM »



Yesterday I was looking for an internet pic of a sailboat similar to the one we sailed to the USVI just so I could share it...and I ran across some pics of a nice old wooden yacht. I clicked on it and it turned out it was movie director John Ford's boat, the Araner. I learned that it was the boat John Wayne was supposed to own in the movie Donovan's Reef. Now when I was a kid that movie was on TV a lot and I watched it on the late show many times.

I LOVED Donovan's Reef!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gb1hLt9s2K0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/gb1hLt9s2K0</a>

Lee Marvin's Gilhooley character was my favorite.  :icon_mrgreen:

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I always wanted to fly (or even ride) in a Pietenpol Camper or even a fabric biplane. I guess it's that romantic idea you can just fly and land and take off just about anywhere, like they did in the barnstorming days. They used to have this thing....FREEDOM!  LOL.




My Piper Colt had cloth/canvas over a metal tubular frame. As to the romance of flight, I'll give you the benefit of my experience. I have a little more than 2,000 hours of flying. An early morning flight, before the cumulus cells build up. with the sun behind you as you approach an airport in absolutely calm flying conditions is mezmerizing and can bring tears to your eyes because of the beauty of the landscape beneath you majestically going by.

Night flying has it's beauty with all the various light patterns. Also thunderstorm lightning from he air is a treat the ground pounders never get to feast their eyes on.

What takes all the fun out of flying is radio communications with air traffic control. Also, when you fly high performance aircraft, you are basically a machine operator. The faster the aircraft, the less feel you have for the air around you and the more you need to rely on what the instruments tell you.

That is why I love ultralights. They are IT as far as freedom in flight is concerned. You fly at around 40 - 60 mph. You do need head gear, ear plugs and eye protection so your eyes don't dry out but you are REALLY ONE with the sky when you fly an ultralight.  :icon_sunny:

You are like a bird. You feel every puff, every wind change, every gust and every thermal coming up from the ground. The visbility is TOTAL. You don't have a windshield in the way of your sight. Ultralights are better than the early aircraft because they are lighter and safer, while being actually slower too! The BRS system (looks like a mortar shell housing) attached to the ultralight fires a parachute if you trigger it with a cord pull that brings you and the aircraft down gently. You cannot really crash unless you lose consciousness for some reason like a heart attack.

THIS is REAL FREEDOM FLYING!


Sounds very cool. Very cool indeed.
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Marathon Man Newz / Boat Tales
« Last post by Eddie on Today at 06:13:59 PM »



Yesterday I was looking for an internet pic of a sailboat similar to the one we sailed to the USVI just so I could share it...and I ran across some pics of a nice old wooden yacht. I clicked on it and it turned out it was movie director John Ford's boat, the Araner. I learned that it was the boat John Wayne was supposed to own in the movie Donovan's Reef. Now when I was a kid that movie was on TV a lot and I watched it on the late show many times.

Today I ran across this story. The internet is pretty cool sometimes. I won't post the whole thing, just a link. It's a personal story of someone who sailed the boat later.

The Araner was an enlarged version of Joshua Slocum's Spray, it turns out.

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?75470-John-Ford-s-Araner



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I always wanted to fly (or even ride) in a Pietenpol Camper or even a fabric biplane. I guess it's that romantic idea you can just fly and land and take off just about anywhere, like they did in the barnstorming days. They used to have this thing....FREEDOM!  LOL.




My Piper Colt had cloth/canvas over a metal tubular frame. As to the romance of flight, I'll give you the benefit of my experience. I have a little more than 2,000 hours of flying. An early morning flight, before the cumulus cells build up. with the sun behind you as you approach an airport in absolutely calm flying conditions is mezmerizing and can bring tears to your eyes because of the beauty of the landscape beneath you majestically going by.

Night flying has it's beauty with all the various light patterns. Also thunderstorm lightning from he air is a treat the ground pounders never get to feast their eyes on.

What takes all the fun out of flying is radio communications with air traffic control. Also, when you fly high performance aircraft, you are basically a machine operator. The faster the aircraft, the less feel you have for the air around you and the more you need to rely on what the instruments tell you.

That is why I love ultralights. They are IT as far as freedom in flight is concerned. You fly at around 40 - 60 mph. You do need head gear, ear plugs and eye protection so your eyes don't dry out but you are REALLY ONE with the sky when you fly an ultralight.  :icon_sunny:

You are like a bird. You feel every puff, every wind change, every gust and every thermal coming up from the ground. The visbility is TOTAL. You don't have a windshield in the way of your sight. Ultralights are better than the early aircraft because they are lighter and safer, while being actually slower too! The BRS system (looks like a mortar shell housing) attached to the ultralight fires a parachute if you trigger it with a cord pull that brings you and the aircraft down gently. You cannot really crash unless you lose consciousness for some reason like a heart attack.

THIS is REAL FREEDOM FLYING!


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Agelbert Newz / Re: Agelbert's Newz Channel
« Last post by RE on Today at 05:59:49 PM »
I always wanted to fly (or even ride) in a Pietenpol Camper or even a fabric biplane. I guess it's that romantic idea you can just fly and land and take off just about anywhere, like they did in the barnstorming days. They used to have this thing....FREEDOM!  LOL.



You could still fly an ultra-light.


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They have a little airstrip out in the community where the lakehouse is. Somebody has those motorized parachutes they rent. Looks pretty cool...but my partner would freak out.....and I do still have an obligation to stay alive for her, as long as I can work anyway.



The parachutes are a little dicey, but the ultralights are quite stable long as you only fly them in light wind 10mph or less.  It would be no different than oe of the old fabric biplanes.  You can buy plans and kits for around $3K.  Fully built ultralights available for under $10K.  Chump Change.

You could also try an auto-gyro copter.  Those need even less takeoff/landing space than the ultralights.  It's not vertical though, you do need some runway to get up to speed.


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Agelbert Newz / Re: Agelbert's Newz Channel
« Last post by Eddie on Today at 05:51:36 PM »
I always wanted to fly (or even ride) in a Pietenpol Camper or even a fabric biplane. I guess it's that romantic idea you can just fly and land and take off just about anywhere, like they did in the barnstorming days. They used to have this thing....FREEDOM!  LOL.



You could still fly an ultra-light.


RE

They have a little airstrip out in the community where the lakehouse is. Somebody has those motorized parachutes they rent. Looks pretty cool...but my partner would freak out.....and I do still have an obligation to stay alive for her, as long as I can work anyway.

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