Texas town's rental ban to get second hearing

There are 330 comments on the The Kansas City Star story from Sep 18, 2012, titled Texas town's rental ban to get second hearing. In it, The Kansas City Star reports that:

A Dallas suburb's long, expensive fight to ban illegal immigrants from renting homes will get perhaps its most important hearing Wednesday before a largely conservative group of judges with the power to influence the national immigration debate.Farmers Branch was sued four years ago after it passed an ordinance allowing the city building inspector ... (more)

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barry

Rainsville, AL

#204 Sep 30, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
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And the main reason is criminal invaders and imported dope
how old are you? never heard of the mafias and the mob? never heard of the crips and the bloods, the aryans, the triad, the yakuza. in fact you better check current crime statistics to see who is committing the crime in our cites.
barry

Rainsville, AL

#205 Sep 30, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
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Like when we require Id or permit to drive??????????
driving is a privilege. since when is the freedom to live a privilege?

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Mexico

#206 Sep 30, 2012
barry wrote:
<quoted text>how old are you? never heard of the mafias and the mob? never heard of the crips and the bloods, the aryans, the triad, the yakuza. in fact you better check current crime statistics to see who is committing the crime in our cites.
Crack and meth are the biggest problems and 90 percent of both come from criminal invaders like you

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Mexico

#207 Sep 30, 2012
barry wrote:
<quoted text>driving is a privilege. since when is the freedom to live a privilege?
In the USA it is

Criminal invaders don't have that privilege..........

But you are too stupid to understand that..........LOL
barry

Rainsville, AL

#208 Oct 1, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
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Crack and meth are the biggest problems and 90 percent of both come from criminal invaders like you
classy.
barry

Rainsville, AL

#209 Oct 1, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
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In the USA it is
Criminal invaders don't have that privilege..........
But you are too stupid to understand that..........LOL
since whendon't i understand that. my son is not a "criminal invader and we didn't let him get his license until he graduated hs. in fact he didn't have a privilege to drive before he turned 16.
your the one advocating that we all get a permit to live where we might want to live while you also know that driving is a privilege. so since you want to equate the two it looks to me that living all of a sudden is a privilege in your mind.

“Conservatism is a Disease.”

Since: Nov 11

Lake Los Angeles, CA

#210 Oct 1, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
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Crack and meth are the biggest problems and 90 percent of both come from criminal invaders like you
Many Americans and more specifically the anti-illegals around Topix seem to view the drug issue in America with horse blinds on!

What I'm trying to say is that the single largest marketplace for illegal drugs continues to be the United States. Although the market has decreased dramatically since its heyday in the mid-80's, close to thirteen million Americans still think nothing about occasionally buying a gram of cocaine, a few hits of ecstasy or a quarter ounce of weed to party with their friends on the weekends. A hard core group estimated at between 5 and 6 million have more serious drug habits, and may spend $100-$500 dollars a week on purchasing their drugs. These two groups - hard core users and casual users - spend approximately $60 billion dollars a year, according to U.S. government estimates.

Imagine a typical weekend in New York City. Experts estimate that at least one percent of the population - 80,000 plus - spends $200 on illicit drugs. That alone would amount to $16 million dollars a week or $832 million a year. And that's just New York.

With this being said we can easily conclude that such an underground & unregulated economy is much more wild than the wild west. The control of these sales of illicit drugs create gangs in the USA. These gangs are most profound in impoverished communities for obvious economic reasons. The control of the movement of drugs creates an array of socioeconomic ills such as murder, theft, just to name a few.

We can see that illicit drugs in the USA is a simple supply and demand issue. You cut the supply and the demand for the drugs remain. You cut the demand and you still have a supply.

In conclusion, Americans are very much responsible for the 'demand' side of this issue where as the supply issue is obviously coming from south of the border for now. The problem with drugs is that you take out one drug dealer and 10 new drug dealers fight for the same turf and the game starts all over again.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows...

“Conservatism is a Disease.”

Since: Nov 11

Lake Los Angeles, CA

#211 Oct 1, 2012
barry wrote:
<quoted text>since whendon't i understand that. my son is not a "criminal invader and we didn't let him get his license until he graduated hs. in fact he didn't have a privilege to drive before he turned 16.
your the one advocating that we all get a permit to live where we might want to live while you also know that driving is a privilege. so since you want to equate the two it looks to me that living all of a sudden is a privilege in your mind.
"Here Is One" could not make it in the USA so he cowardly ran away to Mexico. It says allot about him.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#212 Oct 1, 2012
barry wrote:
<quoted text>classy.
Yes someone like you would think that crack is classy..........LOL

Probably thinks MD 20/20 is a fine wine to eat with a fine cheese??

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#213 Oct 1, 2012
barry wrote:
<quoted text>since whendon't i understand that. my son is not a "criminal invader and we didn't let him get his license until he graduated hs. in fact he didn't have a privilege to drive before he turned 16.
your the one advocating that we all get a permit to live where we might want to live while you also know that driving is a privilege. so since you want to equate the two it looks to me that living all of a sudden is a privilege in your mind.
So your son is your anchor baby..........ROTFLMAO

It is a ID system..........LOL

And those without ID cant rent or buy..........Just like the law says now..........ROTFLMAO

But you are not smart enough to understand that all it does it set in motion a way to check if someone can LEGALLY rent a house..........

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#214 Oct 1, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
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Many Americans and more specifically the anti-illegals around Topix seem to view the drug issue in America with horse blinds on!
What I'm trying to say is that the single largest marketplace for illegal drugs continues to be the United States. Although the market has decreased dramatically since its heyday in the mid-80's, close to thirteen million Americans still think nothing about occasionally buying a gram of cocaine, a few hits of ecstasy or a quarter ounce of weed to party with their friends on the weekends. A hard core group estimated at between 5 and 6 million have more serious drug habits, and may spend $100-$500 dollars a week on purchasing their drugs. These two groups - hard core users and casual users - spend approximately $60 billion dollars a year, according to U.S. government estimates.
Imagine a typical weekend in New York City. Experts estimate that at least one percent of the population - 80,000 plus - spends $200 on illicit drugs. That alone would amount to $16 million dollars a week or $832 million a year. And that's just New York.
With this being said we can easily conclude that such an underground & unregulated economy is much more wild than the wild west. The control of these sales of illicit drugs create gangs in the USA. These gangs are most profound in impoverished communities for obvious economic reasons. The control of the movement of drugs creates an array of socioeconomic ills such as murder, theft, just to name a few.
We can see that illicit drugs in the USA is a simple supply and demand issue. You cut the supply and the demand for the drugs remain. You cut the demand and you still have a supply.
In conclusion, Americans are very much responsible for the 'demand' side of this issue where as the supply issue is obviously coming from south of the border for now. The problem with drugs is that you take out one drug dealer and 10 new drug dealers fight for the same turf and the game starts all over again.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows...
The USA consumption of drugs is what is fueling the war in Mexico.....

If the border was sealed tight that would stop 90 percent of the drugs......

Or if the consumption side was eliminated that would also solve the problem....

Mexico is seriously looking at a system that would guarantee shipments from the south border to the north border of sealed containers with a government seal that would make it legal for transportation of drugs thru Mexico. This would end the drug war in Mexico and would be relatively cheap for Mexico.
They would need to set up secure loading areas at the north and south border.....

What this would do is drop the price of crack and meth to about 10% of todays cost in the USA and eliminate the war in Mexico....

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#215 Oct 1, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
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"Here Is One" could not make it in the USA so he cowardly ran away to Mexico. It says allot about him.
I retired in Mexico..........LOL

But I did make the majority of my money working as a contractor in many countries around the world....

Amazing how much someone will pay to a get a few trucks from point a to point b
Suwannee

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#216 Oct 1, 2012
Illegals should have no rights here. If they apply for a rental application , deport them as per our laws!

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#217 Oct 1, 2012
Suwannee wrote:
Illegals should have no rights here. If they apply for a rental application , deport them as per our laws!
And 50 years in a work camp for the second offense.......

Manufacturing could make a comeback in the USA with a work force like that....
barry

Rainsville, AL

#218 Oct 1, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes someone like you would think that crack is classy..........LOL
Probably thinks MD 20/20 is a fine wine to eat with a fine cheese??
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>
Crack and meth are the biggest problems and 90 percent of both come from criminal invaders like you.

barry wrote, "classy" as in you resorting to name calling is a real class act.

the above post just continues demonstrating who you really are.
barry

Rainsville, AL

#219 Oct 1, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
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So your son is your anchor baby..........ROTFLMAO
It is a ID system..........LOL
And those without ID cant rent or buy..........Just like the law says now..........ROTFLMAO
But you are not smart enough to understand that all it does it set in motion a way to check if someone can LEGALLY rent a house..........
lol

i guess you were ok with us rounding up all the japanese and asian lookers and putting them in camps during the war.

next they will want to check if you can legally buy groceries or legally go to church or legally breath.
barry

Rainsville, AL

#220 Oct 1, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>
So your son is your anchor baby..........ROTFLMAO
It is a ID system..........LOL
And those without ID cant rent or buy..........Just like the law says now..........ROTFLMAO
But you are not smart enough to understand that all it does it set in motion a way to check if someone can LEGALLY rent a house..........
my son is an engineer working for one of the biggest power companies in America. and he didn't need id to buy his house only to register the deed.
barry

Rainsville, AL

#221 Oct 1, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
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I retired in Mexico..........LOL
But I did make the majority of my money working as a contractor in many countries around the world....
Amazing how much someone will pay to a get a few trucks from point a to point b
avoiding taxes? taking American $s out of our economy and putting it into the drug cartels of mexico. watch your back. Americans bring a nice ransom.
nym8387

United States

#222 Oct 1, 2012
barry wrote:
<quoted text>when you open the door to allow them to require a permit in order to live in their town you allow them to then slowly change what else a permit will be required for. that is a permit to buy groceries, or gas or go to the church of your choice. there will always be a "crisis" that will justify their excuse.
today it is "illegals". tomorrow it may be "fundamental right wing Christians" and then they will say that you will need a permit to have kids.
$5 today and what will the price be next year? since someone can be legal today and illegal tomorrow will they require a new permit from everyone each year?
well Thank you for answering the last part but ok here comes Barry with the nonsense "someone can be legal today and illegal tomorrow" this isn't Nazi Germany just because We enforce the law dosent makes us racist or evil. My government dosent need justification to enforce the law. Is not like coming into to the country illegally became a crime yesterday then you might have a point but that's not the case immigration laws have been in place to protect Americans and legal immigrants for as long as I can remember. Don't want to end up like the bleeding heart Romans do We?
barry

Rainsville, AL

#223 Oct 1, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
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I retired in Mexico..........LOL
But I did make the majority of my money working as a contractor in many countries around the world....
Amazing how much someone will pay to a get a few trucks from point a to point b
this puerta vallarta?
However, since that time, Puerto Vallarta has developed into Mexico's premier resort town as a sort of satellite gay space for its big sister Guadalajara, much as Fire Island is to New York City and Palm Springs is to Los Angeles.[15] It is now considered the most welcoming and gay-friendly destination in the country, dubbed the "San Francisco of Mexico."

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