US immigration and female genital mutilation

I whole-heartedly support legal immigration having personally gone through the process in Britain, and supported my ex-wife through her path to US citizenship. However, a question about US immigration process has bubbled up within me after reading yet another BBC article about botched female genital mutilation, this time in Burkina Faso. US officials in London subjected … Continue reading US immigration and female genital mutilation

Spot the fascist

In life there is what we do. Everything else is blah, blah, blah.... I’ve heard, read and viewed many accusing others of being fascist, a word, label I associate with fascist kingpins like Stalin responsible for 20 to 25 million non-combatant deaths, Mao for 40+ million non-combatant deaths, Hitler for 12 million non-combatant deaths, and … Continue reading Spot the fascist

Is California’s immigration path the way forward?

The raging and ideologically driven debate around USA immigration occupies my thoughts a lot lately, and with increasing frequency. How many immigrants should USA absorb and over which period of time? Should Federal government apply quotas to each state much like EU did with its member states? I believe in legal and merit-based immigration. I … Continue reading Is California’s immigration path the way forward?

Ongoing cyber hacking vs 1 question on 1 piece of paper distributed every 10 years

The number of people running about the front yard with hair on fire over the proposal to insert the question about citizenship into USA’s 2020 Census questionnaire is high. Yes, the once-every-10-year-census data serves as the foundation for many decisions bad or good but, luckily, we have the right to turnover users of this data … Continue reading Ongoing cyber hacking vs 1 question on 1 piece of paper distributed every 10 years

Memorials to Heroes

There are in Americashire 16,470 incorporated towns and cities boasting population less than 10,000 citizens each. The city of Houston, Minnesota, population 974 and many similar towns I have personally visited almost all have memorials like the one pictured here. Why build these small memorials at great proportional cost to their communities when bigger, more … Continue reading Memorials to Heroes

Desired Outcomes and Alternatives to Wall, Please!

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy condemning the inhumane wall built by the communist government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was spot on, the very moral statement to make. The Berlin Wall was built by a communist regime to not keep people from entering the GDR but rather thwart East Germans from escaping the totalitarian regime … Continue reading Desired Outcomes and Alternatives to Wall, Please!