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Calderóon to approach UN regarding the Occupied Territory of Texas

Posted by TopOfTheThread on September 24, 2011

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Background: In 1845, United States of America annexed the Republic of Texas and admitted it to the Union as the 28th state. The U.S. thus inherited Texas’s border dispute with Mexico; this quickly led to the Mexican-American War, during which the U.S. captured additional territory (known as the Mexican Cession of 1848), extending nation’s borders all the way to the Pacific Ocean (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Annexation)

MEXICO CITY,Mexico- President Phelipe Calderóon of Mexico is in the process of submitting a formal proposal to the United Nations regarding the illegal annexation of Texas by the United States.

Speaking to reporters outside the capitol, Sr. Calderóon stated “The United States had illegally taken possession of the Northern Mexican territory known as “Territorio del Norte”.  This territory is rich in natural resources and is vital to our economy.  We demand this occupation ends immediately.  The world community supports our position and we are confident the UN will approve our proposal.  For over 150 years, the USA has occupied this territory and we now demand it ends. ”

In response to Sr. Calderóon’s comments, Manuel Embajador, USA Ambassador to Mexico, stated “It is our contention the region in question is a legitimate part of the state of Texas.  How long does an occupied territory, or “region in question”, remain “in question”.  It’s been a long time since the Mexicans owned that land.”

Sr. Calderóon stated he plans on submitting the proposal in October.

(This is a fictional press release that is relevant to recent events.)
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Illegal immigrants – a Californian’s View – who are they?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on June 9, 2008

This post came after a conversation with a friend who would make a better presidential candidate than Obama or McCain. Too bad it’s too late to get him on the ballot.

****************************illegal alients immigrants from Mexico
We all know illegal immigration is a hot buttons in the 2008 Presidential Election. I am not an expert on the details of this immigration crisis. I do not pretend to be an expert on the subject.

I DO know what is fair. I DO know what I like and dislike.

I believe everyone has the right to provide for their family. In many cases it even admirable that these people are risking getting arrested, and at times their health, to come into the U.S. to provide for their family (even if it formally is a crime). (For today, let’s not argue about whether they are taking U.S. citizens’ jobs.)

Note: I do resent it when they use resources without paying taxes. I do resent it when they get free healthcare. An illegal immigrant in our neighborhoood just had her baby delivered, expense free. We have health insurance. We still had to pay deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses. Not fair. But that’s a topic for another day… Oh yeah, her delivery was on my, and my fellow taxpayers dimes…

We recently spent a week at Moon Palace in Cancun. Great vacation. Great service. Every employee was helpful, polite, and courteous. Very impressive. Thousand of hard working Mexicans. Wow. What a great resource for employees.

When I mentioned it to my friend, who had just gotten back from Mexico (on pleasure) and California (on business), he told me he shared a similar experience with the excellent staff during his stay in Mexico.

His comments from his colleagues in Southern California were interesting.

There are thousands of illegal aliens here in Southern California. Who are the people sneaking across the border? They are not the high quality people. The good people are getting the jobs in Mexico. The good ones ARE working in Mexico. Who are we getting here? Think about it.”

I never thought of it from that angle. I personally don’t know if there is any merit in these statements. I imagine it is a case-by-case situation…. but it is food for thought… and perhaps should be thrown into the debate…

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