Reverse Migration …

Here is the “no brainer” for Wednesday.  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) want to rent ad space on the controversial U.S.-Mexico border fence. PETA’S proposed billboard would depict obese Americans and warn in English and Spanish that “if the Border Patrol doesn’t get you, the chicken and the burgers will – go Vegan.”  PETA says the signs will warn potential illegal immigrants that “if they cross into the U.S.” they are putting their health at risk by leaving behind a healthier, staple diet of corn tortillas, beans, rice, fruits and vegetables.

Perhaps someone should take some time to edumaycate these PETA Do-gooders and point out that these people are flocking to our country specifically because the do NOT have a staple diet of corn tortillas, beans, rice, fruits and vegetables where they are currently living.

They come here for a number of reasons, one being, poverty.

Which means you do not have enough to eat where you live what a bunch of PETA dummies.  It might be better to just post the latest “economic figures” and let them read the statistic’s on our economy, when they see that, they would most likely turn around and head back on home.

Typical American attitude, “we are always locking the barn door after the horse has already gone.” Illegal immigrants are returning home to Mexico in numbers not seen for decades – and the Mexican government may have to deal with a crush on its social services and lower wages once the immigrants arrive.

The Mexican Consulate’s office in Dallas is seeing increasing numbers of Mexican nationals requesting paperwork to go home for good, especially parents who want to know what documentation they’ll need to enroll their children in Mexican schools.

“Those numbers have increased percentage-wise tremendously. In fact, it’s almost 100 percent more this year than it was the previous two years.”  The illegal immigrant population in the U.S. has dropped 11 percent since August of last year, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. Its research shows 1.3 million illegal immigrants have returned to their home countries.

Some say illegal immigrants are leaving because a soft economy has led to fewer jobs, causing many laborers to seek work elsewhere.  Others argue that a tough stance on immigration through law enforcement has spread fear throughout the illegal population.  One noticeable reminder, the remittances that illegals send home has dropped off dramatically over the short term, and money order sales at Western Union are down.

Reports are already coming out of Mexico that the large number of illegal immigrants returning home could drive down wages and put pressure on social services – the same concerns many Americans have with illegals living and working in the U.S.

So as Dr. Phil would say … “How’s that working for ya?”  A little taste of the hair of the dog that bit you … We have been putting up with it for years.

Also on the Mexican front.  Mexico has said “No Gas For Gringo’s!”  Mexico has begun fining Americans who cross the border to buy cheap Mexican gasoline.  The Mexican government subsidizes diesel, so it costs just $2.25 a gallon, about half of what it costs in the U.S.A..  American truckers are allowed to fill their own tanks, but they may not load up extra barrels with fuel for export to the U.S.  The city of Acuna, across the border from Del Rio, Texas, said it had caught four Americans filling barrels with diesel and would charge them a fine of 70% the price of the fuel.

Must be part of their new “good neighbor policy.”

Did you know that Taco Mayo has a racial slur on the menu?  Yeppers, it is called “The Old Gringo” only in America can you take a racial slur against “white people” and put it up in plain sight and get away with it.

Now here is one that I am having a little trouble with.

Phoenix Arizona is now studying the idea of importing filtered ocean water from a costal Mexican resort some 60 miles south of the border.  The move would help sustain urban supplies in Arizona by bringing in potentially billions of gallons a year.  Then the article says that Arizona water managers would like to team up with Puerto Penasco to build a desalination plant to serve both countries.

We have already sucked the Colorado River dry and now we are going to start to work on the ocean?  Water is a finite resource, sooner or later, it will become scarce, the last I heard, only 5% of the worlds freshwater was potable.  Here’s an idea, you live in desert, why not try CONSERVATION.

Just a thought.

Meanwhile cities in the southwestern desert states and the arid parts of California have reverted to re-using “treated sewage effluent” for drinking water and golf course watering.  In Los Angeles there is currently a plan to pump treated effluent back into the earth, let it filter down to a pumping station (about fifteen miles underground) and then pump it back to the surface for drinking water.  Officials say that it will take about 8 years to move the fifteen miles underground, thus, filtering the water.

So that is the bad news, if you live in Las Vegas or LA you are soon to be drinking treated sewage water.  Now for the good news …….. There is more than likely, not going to be enough of it to go around.

Hasta La Vista Amigo’s!

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: “Birds of a feather flock together and then they crap on your car.”