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Subject: Re: New Visa Issues for the US
From: Don <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Don <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 11 Mar 2017 06:10:02 -0700
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Remember Sophia Loren and the prosciutto?

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 9:32 PM, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I have no doubt that one can collect any number of horror stories of the
> sort referenced in the Guardian article.  But the fact is that (1) while
> those
> kind of things certainly do happen, and too frequently, they are not the
> norm; and (2) these kind of incidents long predate Trump.  (I remember
> reading one of these Horror Story collections in an article in the NYT
> during
> the Obama years, but I don't recall anyone blaming Saint Barack.)
>
> Same thing with airport security.  Plenty of outrageous stories, but the
> vast
> majority of people get through just fine.   The bad incidents are the ones
> that make the news.
>
> The problem isn't Trump; it is small people vested with a huge amount of
> discretionary power.  A certain number will always abuse it.  (That's known
> as "The Asshole Factor," a corollary of Murphy's Law.)  But hey, why pass
> up an opportunity to blame Trump for opera singers not wanting to sing in
> the U.S.?
>
> Oh, and if that Australian woman now "loathes" America, she is welcome to
> stay at home in Australia.  But she might want to consider that her own
> country imprisons illegal immigrants in detention facilities, including on
> a
> couple of islands, where conditions are so bad - including rape, abuse,
> racism and neglect - that Amnesty International has issued scathing
> reports about them.  Reading this report in the Sydney Morning Herald -
> http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/exmanus-island-
> workers-report-beatings-rapes-of-asylum-seekers-20140505-zr4uv.html  -
> I have no patience at being lectured by an Australian about treatment of
> foreign nationals in the U.S.
>
> MDW
>
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