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Who Really is Immigrating to the US?

2014 December 21
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For too long I have received ‘hate mail’ directed at Latin Americans living in the US and ignoring the facts totally…so today, let’s take a step toward correcting false assumptions.  Okay?  Credit for documentation goes to: Five Thirty Eight Economics and Pew Research Institute.  I have pulled out only a  portion of the data since it runs way too long for this blog.  Hope you find it useful at your next cocktail party when someone with an axe to grind starts spouting off.  :)

 

In 1994 (30 years ago), the U.S. was in the midst of a massive wave of immigration from Mexico. In 1980, there were 2.3 million Mexican-born immigrants living in the U.S. Over the next decade, that number nearly doubled, to 4.4 million; then it doubled again, to 9.3 million, by 2000. By 2007, about 12 million U.S. residents were born in Mexico…the majority were in the country illegally.

But in the mid-2000s, the surge began to ebb. Demographers cite several factors: A long decline in the birthrate in Mexico meant there were fewer young Mexicans seeking jobs north of the border. Improvement in the Mexican economy meant there were better opportunities closer to home. Tightened border security and increased deportations likely played a role, too.

When the recession hit and turned into a steep drop, construction jobs—the major source of employment for Mexican migrants, all but disappeared, as well as many other jobs. As a result, immigration slowed.  Many Mexicans living in the U.S. went home! By 2010, net migration from Mexico (the number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants) fell roughly to zero and may have turned negative, according to the Pew Research Center.

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Daily Thought for December 21, 2014

2014 December 21
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Cherish your loved ones and keep them out of harm's way if at all possible...but there comes a point in every person's life when you must let adults be themselves and do what they want--even if it is very foolish.

Somewhere Between Daring and Stupid

2014 December 20
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When you view videos like this on Facebook, YouTube, and wherever, you have to wonder how anyone has this much time to ---do what???  So this particular video, considered one of the best of the year, provides you with  243 videos edited by Luc Bergeron…with the support of a team who reviewed  and worked for 124  hours to compile it. Imagine what you could do with that much labor from such a talented crew!!??

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Daily Thought for December 20, 2014

2014 December 20
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Only the lonely are able to sense what others like about them?  Probably not even close, because lonely people opt to be that way.  Really!  All they need do is smile and keep at it and others will join them.

Giving Thanks for Another Great Year

2014 December 19

Today I am stepping out of my usual role of supplying thoughtful, entertaining, and even educational videos, book reviews, and such things to speak of my own world...as i have never done before here.  I want to take this time to publicly proclaim my gratitude to God and all involved in my work as a Holistic Life Coach!

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Daily Thought for December 19, 2014

2014 December 19
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No one is going to take you to court if you have nothing they want.  You only have to worry about what you show off to others over time as being cause for them to want to bring you down or take what you have--unless you live in a community that allows people to pillage without worry.

10 years of Budweiser Ads

2014 December 18
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A collection of Buderweiser commercials produced primarily for Super Bowls, featuring the Clydesdales as the "Hero's".  They obviously had a lot of fun working on these productions and training the horses.

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Daily Thought for December 18, 2014

2014 December 18
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People who love others do not contribute to conflict, but many believe they know more than anyone else and thus are wise to enter into arguments that are not about them.  Who do you believe when you need advice...the one who gives without asking or the one you have to ask to advise you then?  Think on it and act as you would like others to act toward you then.

New Slant on Customer Service

2014 December 17
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I became a fan of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines back in 1970 when I flew to the then-unknown islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.  My enthusiasm for them continues…and think you will be impressed, too. 

 

KLM’s dedicated Lost & Found team at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is on a mission to reunite lost items as soon as possible with their legitimate owner. From a teddy bear found by the cabin crew to a laptop left in the lounge. Locating the owners can sometimes be a challenge, so special forces have been hired…Very Special Forces!

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Daily Thought for December 17, 2014

2014 December 17
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In your future is a time when you will doubt that you are doing the right thing.  Doubt and then move on.  Sitting and moping about it does nothing to promote you now.  Action is required to move any plan forward.