Cranky

Cranky 1 year, 5 months ago on Squawk of the Day - Oct. 28, 2012

Interesting.......but have you any idea how many of the small business owners, ie, the convenience store owners you are subsidizing with Medicare and SSI? Most of them come in the US under the USCIS Employment-Based Immigration Investor Program, also known as the “EB-5,” created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. By that they mean convenience store owners and for $500K they can come to the US and get a green card buy a store in a rural location and soon bring over a whole family. Soon mama and papa and auntie and uncle are on welfare, food stamps and SSI, and driving big SUV's, wearing the gold chains around their necks, and you wonder how they do it? Well duh....pay them minimum wage and show them with the true dependents they have, usually 6 or 7 children, but do not show that they go to private school or wear fine clothes or drive nice Toyoto SUV's. If you like you can read all about the EB-5 program under the US Citizenship and Immigration Services page, or you can probably do a Google search. It is quite interesting to read. When my daughter was in college in the 80's she roomed with a girl who had full tuition paid, because she was considered needy and told her that she was going to get a new car but she was having a hard time deciding on a new Volkswagen or a Mercedes....her parents owned 3 Chinese restaurants in the city and were on public assistance and my daughter asked her how they could afford a new car, especially a Mercedes. She laughed and told her how they did it. The old minimum wage trick, then they could qualify for assistance, free college for her and the brother, free Medicaid card, free dental, bring Papasan and Mamasan, aunts and uncles over from China and free for them too. I don't know if this URL will pop up or not.but it is an eye opener......So you have a lot more than the tax dollars that the religious organizations don't pay and the pulpit pimps and pimpettes stuff in their pockets. We get shafted every way we turn. It is a never ending battle of corruption and we are getting so sick of it. I know I am and it seems from the anger I see every day on here everyone is too. Wonder when it will ever stop. Never I am sure. The laws are made but there always seems to be some loophole somewhere to protect the guilty.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=facb83453d4a3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=facb83453d4a3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD

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Cranky 1 year, 5 months ago on Squawk of the day - Oct. 26, 2012

I am visiting at my sister's this month and seems the newest phone scam is the free "Disney Vacation" and they tell you that you can opt out future bothersome calls if you push the #2 key on your phone. My sister tells me she is on the NO CALL LIST and renews it every 6 months but still is bothered. I wonder if the "push the #2 key to opt out" is a new tactic to bug you but to show that the bothersome people can somehow get around the law? Since I arrived the calls are coming in at the rate of at least 2 a day, one before noon and one about 5:30 PM. Now we just let the machine pick up. Anyone else getting the free trip to Disney World.? I know you would be thrilled.....yeah right....probably all you would have to pay is $995.00 for shipping and handling. BOO HISS!!

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Cranky 1 year, 5 months ago on Squawk of the day - Oct. 26, 2012

Jimboob...you talking emails or cell phone calls? I use gmail and a mail filter and mails I don't want don't even hit my spam folder.....they go right to the trash bin. If the sender isn't on my list I don't even want to see it.

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Cranky 1 year, 5 months ago on Squawk of the day - Oct. 26, 2012

How about Rachel...the credit card hussy...how many calls do you get a day from her..it has gotten so bad...those darn robo-calls......one of my friends told me that even Congress is going to get into the act to try to stop it!!...sigh....she called my sister's house last night during dinner..

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2012/09/fed-action-halts-debt-relief-marketing-operation.html

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Cranky 1 year, 5 months ago on Squawk of the day - Oct. 26, 2012

I read that if it is an electronic machine, the keyboards on some of the machines will not recognize incorrect spelling of a candidate's names. Also last week I was told that in the 11th District in Georgia there was a complaint about a computer chip problem in the small plastic credit card type object you insert that you are given to vote with. Maybe you voted with one in the past? Years ago I took my Mother to vote in the small rural district she lived in here in Sowega and they used the electronic machines and had a bright yellow credit card type object we placed in the machine to record her vote. It displayed her ballot and recorded the vote electronically. I don't know if they are around anymore.

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