“Seeing how I'm not a Cuban refugee and I'm old enough to post on here? My dad came with the bulk of Cubans, during the rise of Castro (I don't know the exact date, but he was roughly 5-6 and he is in his mid-to-early fifties, so you do the math). The government was much more lenient then to accept them. However, nowadays, if they catch you in the boat trying to come to America, they'll send you back to Cuba, where you will be imprisoned for trying to escape. The waters around Florida are HIGHLY watched, and it's not as easy as it used to be ~50 years ago to get into America.”
“I see no act by that name. And they are hardly getting a "free ride". My family accepts no money from the government. They have high paying jobs, which they got with their college educations (which THEY PAID FOR). They pay taxes. They are legal citizens.”
“Yes, however if they are caught attempting to get here (before they hit soil), the US government will take them back, where the Cuban government punishes them. They risk their lives to flee from Cuba and sometimes they die trying.”
“I think you overestimate how willing the US is to allow even Cuban refugees into the country.”
TeraWatt60 on Aug 9, 2013 at 16:42:26
“You underestimate how favored they are...If a boatload of rafters from Cuba manages to beach itself in the Keys or the Florida mainland they are given immediate residency under Cold-War era laws....a boatload of Haitians makes a longer and more dangerous trip and is escaping far more dire circumstances than Cuba exiles ever pretend to have (both are economic refugees) and the Haitians are sent back immediately
Barzini on Aug 9, 2013 at 16:06:22
“Read the CUBAN RIGHT ACT. Find out the FREE RIDE they are getting on OUR Social Security. Your mouth would drop!!! That's PER PERSON they make off OUR Social Security.”
Contact1972 on Aug 9, 2013 at 15:52:22
“Correct me if I'm wrong but if they touch US soil they are automatically given refugee status or asylum?”
“All this over a civil fine? REALLY? I do not dislike all cops, however, because of many instances like this one recorded, my initial reaction is to not trust a cop. The people who go after these types of positions are generally aggressive and power-hungry. It's just very frightening. I feel terrible for these people and I hope they get justice!”
“This is different than the slideshow, which listed the most LGBT-unfriendly schools. Are you listing the most LGBT-FRIENDLY schools? Because the New College of Florida is definitely very LGBT-friendly.”
doophis on Aug 8, 2013 at 13:34:33
“Oh, crap! I wondered by Liberty University and Bob Jones University weren't in the list. Thanks for calling me out on it so I can repost:
Most LGBT-Unfriendly Colleges:
1. Wheaton College (IL)
2. Grove City College (PA)
3. Brigham Young University
4. Hampden-Sydney College
5. College of the Ozarks
6. University of Notre Dame
7. Thomas Aquinas College
8. Boston College
9. University of Dallas
10.Texas A&M University
12.Southern Methodist University
14.University of Rhode Island
15.Catholic University of America
18.University of Wyoming
19.University of Kentucky
“And do you know what percent of those Black Americans are in there for minor (and generally victim-less crimes) like possession? Also, I don't quite believe your statistics. Do you have the proof to back it?”
“You can easily look up on Youtube and other social media outlets and find out how the feel. For example, there is a slam poetry video of an Asian woman talking about the racism against Asians and how they are portrayed in the media. Even people like J.K. Rowling (who I obviously love, clearly) is a perpetrator of this, which the video points out. Sometimes racism isn't something that people are consciously doing, however, people who are victims of it are clearly aware of it.”
“Um, no. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" is a pretty explicitly stated part of it that you're trying to ignore. Essentially, it is promoting the separation of Church and State. Also, just because some basic morals are inside of the bible does not mean that they only come from it.”
“We are not a Christian country. At least, we shouldn't be. Our country and legal system is highly based on the concept of a separation of Church and State. It is even noted in the First Amendment (and its clauses) of the United States Constitution.”
news flash on Aug 8, 2013 at 03:39:22
“show me where -in the first ammendment, says about separation of church and state.
Jefferson said "there have to be a wall of separation between Church and State"
I don't want a Church-ran government anymore than I'd want a government-ran church.
Let us establish a wall, high, reaching to the sky that keeps the government out of our Churches, just in case you haven't noticed, this Administration forced Churches to pay for abortions and the 'morning after' pill. They pushed their liberal agenda unto the faith based churches. So, when it comes to keep the Church away from governmental reach, yes! let's build a higher wall, one that reaches to the sky. So that the government cannot make us accept homosexuality, knowing that it is against Christian faith and Jewish faith and even Muslim faith.
I'd say let us build a wall that is wider than it is taller, in case that the government pushes it over, it would be taller then, than it was before!”
LordLindley on Aug 7, 2013 at 10:51:06
“All our laws, morals, central beliefs & democracy driven freedoms are based on the commandments of the Christian bible. Certainly not the Quran!
Whilst the decline of the church going public continues our basic beliefs remain as Christian as before.”
“I thought my random roommate was sweet, too...until I actually started living with her.
Not did she hide a bottle of Jack in the closet (so the RA couldn't find it during checks) and do Molly on the weekends, she also would talk in her sleep. I'm not talking about mumbling, or saying a few things. I'm talking about her sitting up and yelling "YES MA'AM YES MA'AM YES MA'AM" over and over again when I was up late studying. It was crazy.
Although I eventually got a kick out of it, she still scared me every time I came into the dorm from a late night shower and she yelled at me in her sleep...
Luckily, we had a third roommate, a friend from my high school. Or else I probably would have asked for reassignment!”
“WHO? I see how you're trying to push it on me. In your eyes, if someone is overweight, they are at fault. And to answer your question: genetics. Seeing as I have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism (go look it up), it's clear that my body did. I exercise and eat well, too, in case you're one of those ignorant people that believe that only laziness and poor eating can lead to being fat. I eat less than 1400 calories a day and I walk all around my University (and I maintain a summer job). ”
traceymarie on Aug 2, 2013 at 17:32:10
“lmao...stop looking for a fight where there is none.”
“The whole point of plus size stores is because regular stores, not dedicated to one particular size, lean towards thinner people. It is hard to find clothing when you are plus sized, it is not when you're thinner. That's why plus sized stores exist, to make up for where other stores LACK. However, there are very few plus sized stores, in comparison to stores that cater to thinner people.”
traceymarie on Aug 2, 2013 at 16:51:19
“go to a dept store, stop creating issues where there are none. Who made you overweight?”
“In another one of my comments, I stated that it is their right to market to who they want, just like it's the customer's right to decide they're jerks and not shop there. That isn't my problem. My problem is how you all feel like you can dictate what women can and cannot wear based on their body.”
traceymarie on Aug 2, 2013 at 16:13:23
“why are they jerks? Are plus size stores jerks for not carrying smaller sizes”