Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

There are 14 comments on the Carlsbad Current-Argus story from Jun 11, 2008, titled Letters to the editor. In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

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Critical Thinker

Carlsbad, NM

#1 Jun 12, 2008
That was about eh dumbest thing I have ever read. I suppose Mr. Manuel wanted us to talk rationally to people who think ramming two airplanes into a NY City skyscaper was the thing to do. They didn't even make any demands my good man! No point was to made except we think you are sitting ducks to be picked off by the thousands because you aren't Muslim. George Bush isn't perfect...but oh my God was I glad we had him on the hill instead of that weasle, mealy-mouthed Clinton! They would STILL be taking airplanes and crashing them into our buildings if we were trying to talk them out of it! Here's a few words of advice for someone who doesn't understand what we are doing there - read a book called The Haj...then do the math...all our years of being over there equals all the years since 911 that we haven't been attacked again! You think 911 was a fluke? A one time gig? Then you are ignorant and I don't want you voting for our leaders! You are inept to have such a say-so over the course of this nation.
Jackie Onsurez

Europe

#2 Jun 12, 2008
Greeting from Saudi Arabia. I filled up my gas tank today, it was less than 12 US Dollars to fill it to the top. The construction industry if booming. And the lessons I have learned---there is no where like the USA. I have seen first hand the impact of workers rights, equal rights, and just the basic right to be respected.

When I come home I will write of my adventures in Iraq and the war as a XPAT.

I live in the middle of the desert with cammels. Its like living in a prison but only worse, but you get paid.

I miss home----hello New Mexico. Soon I will come back and seek political office---oh how I've seen and how I have learned.

Jackie Onsurez
Kingdom of Saudi Arabiz
R u from Carlsbad

Carlsbad, NM

#3 Jun 12, 2008
Jackie Onsurez wrote:
Greeting from Saudi Arabia. I filled up my gas tank today, it was less than 12 US Dollars to fill it to the top. The construction industry if booming. And the lessons I have learned---there is no where like the USA. I have seen first hand the impact of workers rights, equal rights, and just the basic right to be respected.
When I come home I will write of my adventures in Iraq and the war as a XPAT.
I live in the middle of the desert with cammels. Its like living in a prison but only worse, but you get paid.
I miss home----hello New Mexico. Soon I will come back and seek political office---oh how I've seen and how I have learned.
Jackie Onsurez
Kingdom of Saudi Arabiz
R U from carlsbad and are you male or female?
Be Safe and Come Home Soon
Young America

Santa Rosa, NM

#4 Jun 12, 2008
Critical Thinker (not)-

On the way into Carlsbad there is a sign that says "Budweiser - Our kind of Town". I have always been embarassed of that sign as Carlsbad is my hometown and I do not like it to be compared to such cheap swill. However, when I read your comment I could see some similarities. Both are cheap, poorly made, and makes me gag when I try to swallow them. To suggest that a person shouldnt vote because they are not voting for your candidate is very much a classic opressive idea. Much like ideas in the Middle East that YOUR war has been trying to rid. And to suggest that we have not been attacked because we are in Iraq is ridiculous. Havent you heard by now that the great majority of the 911 attackers were NOT from Iraq. We have been attacked every day since 911. The Bush administration has encouraged us to live in fear, sunk our country into a huge debt, and continued to ignore the needs and wants of people here on OUR OWN soil because of 911. Attacks and warfare are not always bombs, poisons, and shootings. And if you are going to use the term "they" when referring to our attackers, please be more specific. Do you mean Muslims? I know many many muslims NONE of whom would EVER be running ANY planes into ANY buildings no matter WHO was president. Your comments are embarassing.
Critical Thinker wrote:
That was about eh dumbest thing I have ever read. I suppose Mr. Manuel wanted us to talk rationally to people who think ramming two airplanes into a NY City skyscaper was the thing to do. They didn't even make any demands my good man! No point was to made except we think you are sitting ducks to be picked off by the thousands because you aren't Muslim. George Bush isn't perfect...but oh my God was I glad we had him on the hill instead of that weasle, mealy-mouthed Clinton! They would STILL be taking airplanes and crashing them into our buildings if we were trying to talk them out of it! Here's a few words of advice for someone who doesn't understand what we are doing there - read a book called The Haj...then do the math...all our years of being over there equals all the years since 911 that we haven't been attacked again! You think 911 was a fluke? A one time gig? Then you are ignorant and I don't want you voting for our leaders! You are inept to have such a say-so over the course of this nation.
Townie

Carlsbad, NM

#6 Jun 23, 2008
You didn't answer R u from Carlsbad's question. Are you from Carlsbad? You said you want to run for office. What office? When? What is your platform? Political party? Views? Experience?

Tales from Saudi Arabia are nice, but I need to know what you'll do here.
Karina In NYC

Paterson, NJ

#7 Sep 9, 2008
Hi Jack I hope this is you. How are you? Please get in touch with me when you can. I have been searching for you and wondering how you are. And where you are.
Karina!
Jackie Onsurez wrote:
Greeting from Saudi Arabia. I filled up my gas tank today, it was less than 12 US Dollars to fill it to the top. The construction industry if booming. And the lessons I have learned---there is no where like the USA. I have seen first hand the impact of workers rights, equal rights, and just the basic right to be respected.
When I come home I will write of my adventures in Iraq and the war as a XPAT.
I live in the middle of the desert with cammels. Its like living in a prison but only worse, but you get paid.
I miss home----hello New Mexico. Soon I will come back and seek political office---oh how I've seen and how I have learned.
Jackie Onsurez
Kingdom of Saudi Arabiz
Karina In NYC

Paterson, NJ

#8 Sep 9, 2008
Hi Jack I hope this is you. How are you? Please get in touch with me when you can. I have been searching for you and wondering how you are. And where you are.
Karina

Since: Sep 08

Carlsbad, NM

#9 Sep 9, 2008
Jackie Onsurez wrote:
Greeting from the Kingdom of Saudi. My name is Jack, a boy who grew up in a rural New Mexico. After earning my Electrical Engineering degree at New Mexico Tech I went to work for the labs. From there I went onto the corporate world, living in Albuquerque, Las Cruses, Socorro, Phoenix, Dallas, and San Diego. A few years back I left the corporate world I went on to work on my Master Degree in Business.
Today I continued on a planned career path, developing international work experience, preparing me for my next journey in life.
From my window I see the Arabian Gulf, Iran is directly on the other side, a bird's eye view of the troubled region, a front seat for the show.
The project I am working on, construction of the world largest fertilizer complex. Ironic, as I am from the potash capital of the world. I am the only American working for my company, proud I stand. A worker here earns about 400 dollars a month, working 6 days a week, 12 hours a day, earning a 2 week vacation every 2 years.
To the left of me, Jubal, the largest refinery complex in the world, this is where your gas comes from. It is against the law to have alcohol and there are no movie theaters. 7 times a day everything closes and everyone goes to prayer. I am housed in a labor camp, where horned vapors and Arabian scorpions are plentiful. The region is experiencing a industrial boom. They have huge plants making plastic, glass, steel, and chemcials. Something to see....
Hey Jack, keep posting it will be interesting to see things through your eyes.

For a while we were to get a plant that changes cow waste into energy over by seven rivers but something happened and that last I heard it fell through. Sounds alot like what you are working on. To bad our country still has limited jobs in that field. Maybe what you learn can help everyone else see there are other ways to make energy and we should take advantage of them.
M Wells-

Durham, NC

#10 Dec 12, 2008
Jackie.....I met you at Sandia years ago. please contact me at [email protected]
Jackie Onsurez wrote:
Greeting from Saudi Arabia. I filled up my gas tank today, it was less than 12 US Dollars to fill it to the top. The construction industry if booming. And the lessons I have learned---there is no where like the USA. I have seen first hand the impact of workers rights, equal rights, and just the basic right to be respected.
When I come home I will write of my adventures in Iraq and the war as a XPAT.
I live in the middle of the desert with cammels. Its like living in a prison but only worse, but you get paid.
I miss home----hello New Mexico. Soon I will come back and seek political office---oh how I've seen and how I have learned.
Jackie Onsurez
Kingdom of Saudi Arabiz
Back To The Future

Phoenix, AZ

#11 Jul 20, 2009
Hello, I posted notes of my happenings last december while I was working and living in Saudi Arabia, that was before Bosnia and after Iraq.
I returned to the USA, completed a MBA and saw many friends responded. I am looking at returning to Saudi possibly in a few months again to work. I've learned so much in the last year.
Stay tuned...more soon
2 eyes wide open

Carlsbad, NM

#12 Jul 21, 2009
Jackie Onsurez wrote:
Greeting from the Kingdom of Saudi. My name is Jack, a boy who grew up in a rural New Mexico. After earning my Electrical Engineering degree at New Mexico Tech I went to work for the labs. From there I went onto the corporate world, living in Albuquerque, Las Cruses, Socorro, Phoenix, Dallas, and San Diego. A few years back I left the corporate world I went on to work on my Master Degree in Business.
Today I continued on a planned career path, developing international work experience, preparing me for my next journey in life.
From my window I see the Arabian Gulf, Iran is directly on the other side, a bird's eye view of the troubled region, a front seat for the show.
The project I am working on, construction of the world largest fertilizer complex. Ironic, as I am from the potash capital of the world. I am the only American working for my company, proud I stand. A worker here earns about 400 dollars a month, working 6 days a week, 12 hours a day, earning a 2 week vacation every 2 years.
To the left of me, Jubal, the largest refinery complex in the world, this is where your gas comes from. It is against the law to have alcohol and there are no movie theaters. 7 times a day everything closes and everyone goes to prayer. I am housed in a labor camp, where horned vapors and Arabian scorpions are plentiful. The region is experiencing a industrial boom. They have huge plants making plastic, glass, steel, and chemcials. Something to see....
Very interesting, I hope you keep your stories coming.. How do they treat you there,since you are an American ??? Do you feel safe being there???? When will you come back home to the U.S.A???? Stay safe and Peace be with you..
2 eyes wide open

Carlsbad, NM

#13 Jul 21, 2009
Back To The Future wrote:
Hello, I posted notes of my happenings last december while I was working and living in Saudi Arabia, that was before Bosnia and after Iraq.
I returned to the USA, completed a MBA and saw many friends responded. I am looking at returning to Saudi possibly in a few months again to work. I've learned so much in the last year.
Stay tuned...more soon
I take it that your experience there was good, since your looking forward to going back...How were you treated ?? and are you an American ?? Or are you from Saudi Arabia, and just going back home??? Looking forward to your stories as well.. Since I missed all you wrote back in Dec. p.b.w.y
justice

Carlsbad, NM

#14 Jul 24, 2009
2 eyes wide open wrote:
<quoted text>I take it that your experience there was good, since your looking forward to going back...How were you treated ?? and are you an American ?? Or are you from Saudi Arabia, and just going back home??? Looking forward to your stories as well.. Since I missed all you wrote back in Dec. p.b.w.y
Jackie is the son of Olga and Chris Onsurez of Loving New Mexico and the nephew of the former mayor Miranda Darcy. He's very much american. Is a very intelligent individual.
noname

Namyangju, Korea

#15 Jul 27, 2009
justice wrote:
<quoted text>Jackie is the son of Olga and Chris Onsurez of Loving New Mexico and the nephew of the former mayor Miranda Darcy. He's very much american. Is a very intelligent individual.
Well Said.
This young man comes from good blood, and I wish him nothing but the best in all he does. Stay
safe Jackie.
Hopes the families are well.

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