Texas Crisis & Ted Cruz...

Leatherneck

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Neither do more than half the citizens in the US. Thankfully, the personal monument will not be going forward.
Why exactly is it wrong to keep illegal immigrants out of the US ? If they voted Republican there would be an 80 foot wall on the border. Hypocrite much?
 

eider

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Oh, yeah. When we have the DOE's letter telling the state of Texas exactly what they could and could not do. Yeah, just completely out of bounds to take the DOE's own documentation of their orders as to what they told Texas. Yeah. Big conspiracy there. But it isn't by me. The conspiracy was by Democrats and the federal government to punish Texans.

So the Biden administration waits until the extreme weather leaves and then says we'll help. Oh what a great humanitarian action!
I thought the reaction was slow.
But apart from E and W coasts central America looked very bleak everywhere.
You have clearly chosen to be separate from your country's national grid, a daft idea imo, and maybe help needed to be extended to several States.
Your hatred for democracy and National Institutions just clouds what little judgement you have.
 

eider

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Neither do more than half the citizens in the US. Thankfully, the personal monument will not be going forward.
We remember how President Trump was going to make the Mexicans pay for that white elephant.
And separate children from their asylum seeking parents.
And then people try to tell us how much we hate various folks.
 

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We remember how President Trump was going to make the Mexicans pay for that white elephant.
And separate children from their asylum seeking parents.
And then people try to tell us how much we hate various folks.
True ... my only defense is that I didn’t *personally* put him in office or support his reign of terror for four long years.
 

annabenedetti

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I thought the reaction was slow.
But apart from E and W coasts central America looked very bleak everywhere.
You have clearly chosen to be separate from your country's national grid, a daft idea imo, and maybe help needed to be extended to several States.
Your hatred for democracy and National Institutions just clouds what little judgement you have.

You could shorten it to "privatize the profits, socialize the losses."
 

annabenedetti

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Your cultural appropriation clearly shows that you're a racist bigot.

In addition, your utter hate and disdain for anyone visiting Mexico is just further evidence of your's, Anna's, Eider's, and Rusha's extreme bigotry toward Mexicans.

This is about Ted Cruz, not Mexicans.

If he'd gone to Hawaii, he would've gotten the same blowback. What he did was stupid, tone-deaf, and selfish. His house was cold - but he had money and privilege to afford to fly to a warm-climate resort with running water, room service and drinks on the beach while his constituents struggled to stay warm and find drinking water as their water pipes burst around them. At least he's admitted how wrong he was, I'll give him that much. And he acknowleged that he "got no defense" after he was roundly mocked for this:



If I'd written that second tweet, I would've used the names of TX politicos, but the point stands.
 
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Hilltrot

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Ha ha ha!
We didn't want a big fat wall put up to keep Mexicans out.... You're funny.
Keep Mexicans in or out. You do realize there are more Mexicans in the U.S. than there are English in England. You're so racist and bigoted it's really hard to understand you. Are you implying that all Mexicans break the law? What a racist bigoted thing to say.
 

Derf

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The way that Epoch Times wrote it, yes. But you can't attribute that misleading headline to the AP. The fault lies with Epoch Times.
Then you don't think that the article was about Texas deaths?

Here it is from AP:
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Suspected hypothermia deaths in homes mount in Texas​

By JAMIE STENGLE and MARION RENAULTyesterday




DALLAS (AP) — With the snow and ice clearing in Texas after days of unusually cold temperatures, bodies are being found of people who likely froze to death as they struggled to stay warm after electricity was cut to millions of homes
Of the around 70 deaths attributed to the snow, ice and frigid temperatures nationwide, more than a dozen were people who perished in homes that had lost their heat, and most of those were in Texas. They include an 11-year-old boy who died in his bed in Conroe, near Houston, and two older men found dead in their homes in the small West Texas town of Buffalo Gap in Taylor County.
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Notice how both the headline and the first sentence mention Texas. Then the number "70" is brandished, followed by "more than a dozen", finally pared down to "most of [more than a dozen]", only the last of which are associated in some way with Texas. The range of possibilities at the time of the article for "most of [more than a dozen]" is between 7 minimum and perhaps 15. Yet the impression verbalized by The Epoch Times is exactly what AP was looking to achieve. I fault TET for falling for it. But the intention to deceive was there in AP's article.

Today AP has published the number "35" for deaths in Texas due to the storm. https://apnews.com/article/houston-...c-hurricanes-5fd491ed5bfd9aa0ae08426c6078539e
But this 2nd article is so full of venom aimed at political opponents, that together with the first article, there seems little reason to trust their reporting.
 

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Which part of 'getting fat on profits from tragedies is wicked' is hard to get?

You're getting ahead of yourself.

Why is it wrong to raise prices during an emergency?

We can talk about profiting off of tragedies after you answer that question.

Do you even understand the difference?
 

annabenedetti

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Then you don't think that the article was about Texas deaths?

I'm saying Epoch Times wrote a misleading headline. We agree on that, yes? Because Epoch had it at "Around 70 Suspected Hypothermia Deaths Reported in Texas Homes" which isn't at all what the AP had said.

AP said, as you quote above, "Of the around 70 deaths attributed to the snow, ice and frigid temperatures nationwide, more than a dozen were people who perished in homes that had lost their heat, and most of those were in Texas."

So I'm reading that as (at the time the article was written) 70 deaths nationwide related to the weather which could have been accidents or other reasons but that of those 70 more than a dozen were in homes that had lost their heat, and most of those were in Texas.

You're reading "brandished" into it though. All they're doing is differentiating between total weather-related deaths and deaths in homes with no heat, which makes sense to me. We expect people to be in accidents in icy weather, or to slip and fall on icy sidewalks, etc. It's a staple of local news, right?

But we don't, in today's America, expect people to die in their houses from a lack of heat. It's incongruous, it doesn't mesh with our first-world society, and that catches our attention.

I think if you're determined to find an intent to deceive on the part of the AP, nothing I say will change your mind. But since you wanted my thoughts, there they are. AP gave numbers which were newsworthy, Epoch Times has a lousy headline editor.
 
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ffreeloader

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This is about Ted Cruz, not Mexicans.

If he'd gone to Hawaii, he would've gotten the same blowback. What he did was stupid, tone-deaf, and selfish. His house was cold - but he had money and privilege to afford to fly to a warm-climate resort with running water, room service and drinks on the beach while his constituents struggled to stay warm and find drinking water as their water pipes burst around them. At least he's admitted how wrong he was, I'll give him that much. And he acknowleged that he "got no defense" after he was roundly mocked for this:



If I'd written that second tweet, I would've used the names of TX politicos, but the point stands.
Do senators personally have the power to change the weather? If not, what was he supposed to do about the entire situation? I'll bet thousands of people left the cold and went to warmer places. It's always that way. Those without the financial resources are left at home. That's reality. It's been that way since the entrance of sin into the world. So, the root cause of this entire fiasco is sin. Do you think Cruz can get rid of sin in the world? Are you going to stop being a political activist and start to fight to root cause of death, misery, suffering, greed by becoming a Christian and spreading Christianity?

Do I find room in me to blame anyone for leaving Texas during this totally unneeded crisis? Nope. As far as I'm concerned if I lived there and had the money to leave and go spend that time in a warm climate, I would have done it myself. Without power I could have done nothing for anyone else. All I could have done was make I didn't freeze and was still alive to help others after the freeze was over. It's just stupid to put yourself at risk when there is nothing a person can do about the situation if there's anything else you can do. All Cruz could do then, and now, is to work to make sure this federal government overreach never happens again. You know exactly what I mean by that. Put an end to all this socialism and it's consequent horrors.
 
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