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  1. 4 hours ago, gringal said:

    Gosha's has long been on my list of favorites.  The garden setting is pleasant and the food is very good.   I usually order one of the kabobs. The barbeque does it well. They have the tables set well apart during this covid situation.  It's especially nice after dark with the many lights in the trees.

    This is why you continue to be our #1 go to restaurant reviewer.   :D 

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  2. Four of us ate there yesterday at 6:30.  One had chicken kabobs, one had the salmon, two of us had pasta.  All quite good and well presented and priced.  Very pleasant place to eat, the wall stops most of the road noise.  Service was excellent.

    We all decided we would return.

  3. By using farm workers as a primary example of what undocumented people do Mudgirl, not you, was suggesting just that.  I was simply clarifying your comment not arguing with it.  If only about 3 percent of the group is engaged in agricultural field work that is not a representative example of what the group does.  Using that as an example is an example of the logical fallacy, "Appeal to emotion."

    Pew has published a detailed report on this topic.  It is a little dated but should not have changed much as over the last four years, until now, illegal immigration into the U.S. was declining.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-72-of-illegals-have-jobs-biggest-in-construction

    Don't assume when someone responds to one of your posts they are disagreeing with you personally.  

     

  4. 1 hour ago, AndyPanda said:

    That's misleading. No one is suggesting that the majority of the 11.1 undocumented in the States are working in in fields. But the story does say the number runs around 50% of undocumented making up that work force. So while mudgirl was simply being sarcastic, her point hits home.

    That is one half of the agricultural work force, not one half of the illegal immigrant population.  Very big difference and the reference does make it clear.  Bottom line, most illegals don't work in agriculture.  If one uses the more general figure of 20 million "undocumented" the agricultural workers are less than 3 percent of the total.  Hence characterizing this group as heavily employed in agriculture is misleading, to put it mildly.

    I don't blame the folks for taking advantage of this situation at all.  Given their continued poor prospects in Mexico they are behaving in an economically rational manner.  A question for another day is how a country, Mexico, with so much potential delivers so little in actual results for their people.  Sad.

     

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  5. 4 hours ago, Joco said:

    If you have a higher bill than you think is possible, turn off everything electric and look at your meter. See if it is still recording electricity.  Twice I have had neighbors stealing my electricity. Both times it was foreigners who thought stealing was OK. 

    Did you take a picture of how they were doing this?  Hard for me to see how this can be done without being obvious.  

  6. 11 hours ago, mudgirl said:

    OMG, they're coming to steal those jobs you wanted! You know, like crawling around a dusty tomato field in the hot sun all day, or looking after rich people's kids and scrubbing out their toilets.

    Someone needs to do their homework:

    https://www.agriculture.com/farm-management/business-planning/undocumented-farm-labor-small-portion-of-illegal-immigrants

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  7. I don't.  In the first place this so called "vaccine" is coming from a country with a record of lack of transparency and deceit and indeed caused this whole thing to begin with and made it worse by covering up for months. 

    What will we learn next about it?  I can't imagine why anyone would want to take any of these vaccines as the bad news continues to pile up.  The Moderna version is linked to fatal thrombosis.  The latest from Israel is the Pfizer vaccine appears to make one MORE vulnerable to the South African variant of the disease.  The J&J shots have now been suspended in multiple locations.  Variations are popping up all over and no one knows if any of these vaccines will protect against them.

    Feel free to volunteer to be guinea pigs Andy et. al.  but please spare the rest of us the judgements about those who let discretion be the better part of valor.  

     

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  8. 17 minutes ago, lcscats said:

    All the new houses being built in SE SAT have 180L tank.  A way to save money.  My water heater is so bad I have to fill the tank monthly.  Going to replace with instant on type heater as I have had in previous houses. Funny thing current water heater says ecoloical (sp) model.  Standing pilot light says otherwise.

    Exactly the same problem I had with a Calorex heater even with flue dampener.  Gas consumption cut by more than half by changing this to on demand.  However on demand units do require annual maintenance and that is a cost too.

  9. 40 minutes ago, AndyPanda said:

    By posting that, you just put yourself into a "certain ideological persuasion".

    Maybe just guilty of pointing out the obvious.  As for your comment, no, I just put myself outside of same, quite willingly and happily.  Outside of same is a much bigger place.  :D 

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  10. 9 hours ago, mudgirl said:

    Oh, how so? It wasn't meant to be negative or disparaging. It was an observation of cultural difference. Did I say there was something bad about it? No, you just had to jump in to defend your buddy.

    I guarantee if I had posted anything like that the people of a certain ideological persuasion around here including you would be all over me.  :D 

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