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General Comments / ICE Raids
« on: August 12, 2019, 11:58:35 AM »
I am wondering what everyone's view is on the recent ICE raids in Mississippi.  It appears obvious that the processing plants could not be unaware that nearly 700 of their workers were in the country without documentation.

We can discuss the problem of individuals working in this country illegally but I think that has been covered in detail.  What I am interested in knowing is why no one is being held responsible for hiring them to begin with?  Even on the rare occasions where a company is fined the amount comes no where near matching the gains the company makes.

This pattern seems to be true in nearly all industries.

Personally if we are going to call illegal immigrants criminals than the same should apply to those who hire them rather than condone the behavior by turning a blind eye to it.

Thoughts?

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General Comments / And this is a good idea why?
« on: March 11, 2017, 08:10:23 AM »
Can anyone explain to me why the GOP thinks this is a good idea?  All I see is a massive intrusion into privacy.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/11/gop-sponsored-bill-may-help-companies-obtain-your-genetic-information.html

Hypothetically my company finds out I carry a gene that increases my risk of a cancer that is extremely difficult and expensive to treat.  Since that could potentially increase the company's insurance costs I am now a liability.

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General Comments / The Trump Organiztion
« on: September 14, 2016, 01:40:48 PM »
Newsweek released an article today that looks at the Trump financial empire and asks the question is it possible for him to ethically act as president with all of his international business ties.  Critics have attacked Clinton on her Wall Street and insider ties.  Should international monetary ties be equally condemned?  Is there a way that Trump can distance himself from the Trump Organization while President?

http://www.newsweek.com/2016/09/23/donald-trump-foreign-business-deals-national-security-498081.html

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General Comments / Pardon My Ignorance
« on: July 23, 2016, 09:58:55 AM »
While it is obvious to me why the Right hates Hillary (she's been a target sometimes rightly sometimes wrongly since Bill's candacy).  What I don't get is how so many who attack her for lying and misleading the public completely ignore the same traits in Trump.  Yesterday the judge refused to throw out the Trump U fraud case (it may be acquard if he is convicted).  There is currently a long list of creditors who claim Trump failed to fulfil his obligations to pay them.  A civil lawsuit is underway for rape.  On a number of occasions he has pledged the proceeds of his products to charity and has not followed through.  He purchased sports memorabilia with money from Trump Charities.  He has been a supporter of LGBTQ rights, divorced and remarried, supported abortion rights......There is plenty more but you get the picture.  Following Snopes he had more "Pants-ON-Fire" lies than all of the other GOP candidates combined.

I get the fact that people in general tend to overlook the flaws in their chosen candidates but this seems beyond the pale.  He certainly has more charisma than Clinton and as mentioned above she has been a GOP favorite target for years.

I personally will vote for Clinton for the same reason many others will.  The next POTUS will be appointing at least two members to the SCOTUS. I am a moderate and while I was not particularly happy with some of the 5-4 decisions at least the balance was close.  The idea of a 6-3 court scares me.

So while I dislike Hillary and wish a better option existed she is a known factor and basically a place holder while Trump is a loose cannon who has the potential to do devastating harm.

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General Comments / Why are we not hearing more?
« on: April 08, 2016, 09:22:28 AM »
Right before the Panama Papers scandal broke there was another multi billion dollar scandal uncovered that seems to have been almost ignored in the US.  Each year as part of our corporate compliance training we get to learn all about international bribery and the laws created to prevent it.  Last week Huffpost reported on a company located in Monaco that appears to have been used by big oil to procure contracts in the Middle East.  There appears to be evidence of significant bribery involved in winning these contracts.

I am generally not a conspiracy theorist but this appears to be a case where big oil may be squelching the news.  How else do you explain the fact that we are not seeing this in the headlines?

http://www.reuters.com/article/oil-companies-corruption-idUSL3N1742NH
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/unaoil-scandal-explained_us_56fbd2f0e4b0daf53aee0cff
http://www.theage.com.au/interactive/2016/the-bribe-factory/day-1/the-company-that-bribed-the-world.html

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