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In nation´s breadbasket,
Latinos stuck in poverty

Associated Press, by Gosia Wozniacka

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 6/9/2013 10:46:44 AM

FRESNO, Calif. — On a warm spring day, farmworker Cristina Melendez was bedridden and unable to make her way back into the asparagus fields of central California for the kind of backbreaking work she´s done since childhood. The 36-year-old mother of seven was desperate. Her bank account had been at zero for months, the refrigerator was nearly empty, and she didn´t have enough to cover the rent. Lacking health insurance, Melendez couldn´t see a doctor or afford medication, so her illness dragged on — and another day came and went without work or pay. A native of Mexico

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Reply 1 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 6/9/2013 10:57:09 AM     (No. 9367509)

She could live in her native land, yes? That would be lawful.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 6/9/2013 11:01:11 AM     (No. 9367513)

Mother of seven?! Get dose bums outta here.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 6/9/2013 11:06:50 AM     (No. 9367521)

Can´t do it, #2, all 7 are US citizens by birth, free birth at a US hospital. Ain´t this country great?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lylacat, 6/9/2013 11:12:17 AM     (No. 9367528)

I could not get by the fact that she has seven children, all paid for by the American taxpayer. And you know she cashes in on ever program they can get. Sorry, no empathy for people who dig a hole and want everyone to feel sorry for them. She should go back to Mexico.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Catherine, 6/9/2013 11:16:33 AM     (No. 9367533)

I didn´t find where I was supposed to feel sorry for her in this article. Which part was it supposed to be? Being here illegally? Having 7 kids? Older kids don´t want to work for minimum wage even tho they have limited education? Where in all this am I supposed to feel sympathy?

I do have a bit for the kids but they are learning beside Mama how to be utter failures. This woman found men willing to get her pregnant - ask some of them for child support.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 6/9/2013 11:17:22 AM     (No. 9367535)

She apparently didn´t spend a lot of time in the asparagus field.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PageTurner, 6/9/2013 11:22:05 AM     (No. 9367546)

What happens when you cut the water off to please Nasty Pelousy.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nigella, 6/9/2013 11:28:57 AM     (No. 9367558)

Trust me all seven of her children are receiving aid from our government.... If it´s so bad here Christina go back to mexico and take your kids with you...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 6/9/2013 11:31:34 AM     (No. 9367563)

She looks pretty well fed, and I´ll bet a paycheck she´s eating courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer.

As Ann Coulter has pointed out, the first generation of illegals works hard, but the second and third descend rapidly into the underclass. Christina´s kids are no exception to the rule.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 6/9/2013 11:32:25 AM     (No. 9367567)

Please allow a rare double post. In response to #3, I agree. Consider this, however: When an American is sentenced to jail, his family generally has to fend for it self. In the subject article we have an admitted conspirator to international smuggling. Why is not just as fair to deport her, and let her to decide whether to take her children with her, or let them fend for themselves with remaining relatives,friends or social services?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 6/9/2013 11:35:07 AM     (No. 9367570)

"A native of Mexico who was smuggled into the United States as a child. . . "

You can stop reading after this. It is a shame the government of Mexico will not help her.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 6/9/2013 11:35:18 AM     (No. 9367571)

#7 nails it.

The Great Agricultural Valley in California was able to generate fabulous wealth, feed the world amazing vegetables, support millions of cheerful brazeros and allow California to be the 8th largest economy on the planet.

Then Nancy P. cut the water to kill the real estate value so she could buy it up cheap and ´sell´ it to Jerry Brown to build high speed rail.

There´s more than one way to turn Sacramento into Detroit.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pdmccas, 6/9/2013 11:36:20 AM     (No. 9367573)

It s not illegal for her to take her 7 kids back to Mexico with her.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: lylacat, 6/9/2013 11:43:26 AM     (No. 9367578)

This story is not even sad. It is the story of grifters who come to this country; they do not try to better themselves. This woman was given a FREE education, and she threw it away and started having children. The first husband did not last long, how many fathers are there for her seven children. Obviously she is not married now, and her oldest son is already breeding; he had a son very young. You know the American taxpayer paid for all seven of her births; most of these people then get WIC, SNAP, subsidized housing, and welfare. If these people want to get out of poverty, they have to apply themselves and stop having so many children that they cannot afford. The need to be responsible. No, I am not sad; I am angry.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: uponthecouch, 6/9/2013 11:43:42 AM     (No. 9367579)

As a former resident of The Valley (1987-88) I can verify: it was total BoomTown and with all the boutique foods Americans love it would be triple-Boomtown today if they had the water.

I am personally amazed it is doing as well as it is. With the water and with other restrictions somewhat relaxed I am sure it could power the growth of the workers there to better status (all immigration issues aside), but hammered with EPA and tax burdens .... there will be no growth, the beatings will continue until they confess ...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Keekng, 6/9/2013 11:45:51 AM     (No. 9367581)

#10 makes some good points and I, personally, would like to see her and her herd deported. As to the family having to "fend for itself" when the breadwinner goes to prison, not true. The family receives all the handouts afforded to anyone else, especially in California with its democrat leaders.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: tearza, 6/9/2013 11:56:28 AM     (No. 9367603)

Go back to Mexico if you are illegal and that will solve the problem....

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Reply 18 - Posted by: strike3, 6/9/2013 11:58:29 AM     (No. 9367605)

Politicians like Marco Rubio want us to support ten times the people like this who are already here. If Obamacare doesn´t kill the country, then uncontrolled immigration will.

Maybe it would be a good move to buy real estate in Mexico when these people all flock up here to the land of opportunity. (Opportunity to live off somebody else´s paycheck)

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Reply 19 - Posted by: richwill, 6/9/2013 12:01:10 PM     (No. 9367610)

An old song comes to mine, "Cry Me A River."

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jglas, 6/9/2013 12:08:01 PM     (No. 9367624)

It´s not where she lives, it´s her life choices. If you´re stuck in poverty get the hell out of there (that´s obviously why her parents brought her to the US). Maybe she´s too old to move now but why did she stay stuck pumping out kids into poverty? Same goes for her kids who appear to want to make the same bad choices.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 6/9/2013 12:17:01 PM     (No. 9367641)

7 children isn´t really ´back-breaking´ work. It´s more like ´back-flattening.´

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Reply 22 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 6/9/2013 1:00:17 PM     (No. 9367700)

"The 36-year-old mother of seven"

well she didn´t spend all her time in the fields

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Reply 23 - Posted by: redtexanontheprairie, 6/9/2013 1:20:32 PM     (No. 9367718)

Another Ann Coulter poster child...............great.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 6/9/2013 2:03:45 PM     (No. 9367751)

Could not read past the mother of seven part. Thinking responsibly we had to stop at two.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: MDConservative, 6/9/2013 2:27:20 PM     (No. 9367778)

"Lacking health insurance, Melendez couldn´t see a doctor or afford medication, so her illness dragged on."

Seriously? She should move to Maryland...it´s all free!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mabel normand, 6/9/2013 3:07:43 PM     (No. 9367813)

She must be rich. I could only afford to have one child.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: coldoc, 6/9/2013 3:10:53 PM     (No. 9367816)

She has free health care in mexico.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bighambone, 6/9/2013 3:34:06 PM     (No. 9367832)

Republicans had better get up and smell the roses. This story tells why the liberal Democrats have made such inroads throughout Latino communities, in that the liberal Democrats continuously promise poor and generally uneducated Latinos all manner of "free" health care and a great expansion of social welfare benefits and services in return for their votes. Republicans don´t do that.

The vast majority of those Latino voters are not going to start voting for conservative Republicans, who want to do away with, or scale back, a lot of those government health care and social welfare programs, because the Republicans caved and facilitated what everyone knows is a long-term Democrat political initiative, amnesty and a path to citizenship for 11 to 20 million illegal aliens, that is really designed to greatly expand the Democrat voter base in the years ahead.

That liberal Democrat amnesty initiative will not stop future mass uncontrolled illegal immigration, but instead will encourage most mass illegal immigration bringing more poor and uneducated Latinos to this country, and future calls for more such amnesty programs on into the future.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: lakerman1, 6/9/2013 3:46:29 PM     (No. 9367846)

Erix Holder, who is resposible for enforcing federal laws, said that every person had the human right to be a u.s. citizen.
There are six billion people in the world, Eric. Using your logic, all six billion have the right to U.S. citizenship.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 6/9/2013 5:52:12 PM     (No. 9367975)

The robots to replace low skilled labor are here. Immigration is about the failed state of Mexico. They bring civilizational collapse with them.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Rubinski, 6/9/2013 6:15:31 PM     (No. 9367994)

I´d be poor too if I had 7 kids. I see no mention of fathers of these children.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: dovestar, 6/9/2013 7:11:01 PM     (No. 9368042)

We´re talking about changing the mindset of people who think this is their lot in life, this is all they are ever going to do-

Here in Texas I can tell you that ain´t gonna happen. There is no concept of planning for tomorrow. The survival mode is live for today--it´s deeply rooted in the culture. As soon as there is a little extra money from a temporary job or gambling, it´s blown on beer and bbq with multitude family and friends.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Rivetjoint, 6/9/2013 9:27:59 PM     (No. 9368121)

What´s that old saying? "If you can´t feed ´em, don´t breed ´em."

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/9/2013 9:42:02 PM     (No. 9368132)

It´s too bad you´re not rich like you hoped to be, lady, but I bet you´re doing a whole lot better than you would in Mexico.

Her son is following in her footsteps: he´s 21, has a three-year old son; with the help of a loan, he entered a mechanic training program, but dropped out; then with a government program, he got a two-month job at a bakery.

How about sticking with it, and don´t have any more children unless you can support them?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 6/10/2013 1:24:32 AM     (No. 9368256)

How about the person that hired this illegal alien ? He was breaking the law too. Did he pay taxes on these immigrant workers ?

We don´t even have the same requirements as Mexico.

Send her to see Ms Fluke.

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Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


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