We are all too jaded. Do I like the use of hype to wake us up? No. Does it work? Yes. Is it necessary? Sadly, I think so. We wouldn’t pay attention if it wasn’t “You won’t believe what she said NEXT! Click here.”

We are all too jaded. Do I like the use of hype to wake us up?
No.
Does it work?
Yes.
Is it necessary?
Sadly, I think so.
We wouldn’t pay attention if it wasn’t “You won’t believe what she said NEXT! Click here.”

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No Mary Beth. What’s sad is a wrong picture highlighting a real problem is more important than the real problem. Sad.

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Problem is:
a) Non-biased does not exist BUT
b) quality reporting standards DO.

I look at news and ask myself: What part of this is gossip? What part of this is speculation? What part of this is trying to convince me with statistics? If so, are they misleading me with poor statistics?

What part is hype? Can I tune down the hype so it’s more logical?

What’s left over?

_Usually_ there’s truth to be found. Sometimes, it’s empty in the end.

But the nuggets of truth are worth searching for.

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My issue is: zero-tolerance. That was invented by Jeff Sessions the moment he said “it’s law”. It wasn’t law. It never was. Now it is.

That’s a problem. Not processing immigrants. We process immigrants for 150 yrs. We’re a NATION of immigrants.

Zero tolerance is wrong. If it takes a picture of a kid in a cage to get blase bored people to say “This is f’d up”, then so be it. I don’t like it, but it’s not baseball here Jane.

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Just another domino falling in US relevance. It was nice being a strong powerful country once that could stand for itself. Now, we’re running backwards into a cave.

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That’s what we’re trying to prevent Raymond. “Why didn’t anybody do anything in the beginning?”

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Look man. My beef is with zero tolerance. Zero tolerance is WHY facilities are suddenly overcrowded and private for-profit facilities are being built. Zero tolerance is why there’s no longer due process of law.

It’s not “just applying the law” either as separating was never policy.

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You mean we have ILLEGAL immigrants? My oh my that’s new. What will we ever do?

Answer me this: What’s the difference between an asylum seeker and an illegal immigrant?

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Why are asylum seekers at ports now given identical treatment to illegals crossing unapproved sites?

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There is due process for both, in normal America.
“(1) In general. – Any alien who is physically present in the United States or who arrives in the United States (WHETHER OR NOT at a designated port of arrival and including an alien who is brought to the United States after having been interdicted in international or United States waters), irrespective of such alien’s status, may apply for asylum in accordance with this section or, where applicable, section 235(b).”

But, now asylum seekers get identical treatment to illegals.

Why?

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