Trouble Down South Border security is one of the main reasons why we are able to feel a sense of safety in this country. Being from South Texas, I feel that I have a better understanding of the U.S.-Mexico border security issue than most Americans. I generally get the idea that Americans think that the border is secure because the media coverage is so bleak. Even in our recent Presidential debates, I remember hearing little to nothing about the security of our borders and how we are being protected from non U.S. citizens. I was so embittered because this is a very important issue to me. Not a big enough deal is being made about the violence that is leaking over our borders, or the illegal immigration and drug smuggling problem. “The Obama administration and the heads of the relevant congressional committees should sit down together to set some sensible targets for border enforcement, agree on the resources needed to reach those targets, and relentlessly monitor progress towards those goals.” (Alden, Control 120). America needs to better secure our borders with Mexico to ensure overall national security by combating gang violence, drug trafficking, and human trafficking. Our government leaders have the responsibility of ensuring border security for the nation, but they are failing us. I’ve seen the repercussions of poor border security first hand in Texas, as well as the people who have been negatively affected in one way or another. The drug cartels are more violent, active, and powerful than ever before in history. The two most powerful cartels, who are actually feuding with each other, are the Sinaloa and Los Zetas. Their violence and ruthlessness shows no boundaries or mercy. All these gangs care about is money and drugs. Respect for human life is disregarded. Mexico’s border towns were once a place Americans enjoyed to visit and shop, but now, the threat of being robbed, murdered, or kidnapped is so great, our government deters us from visiting those areas in lieu of our safety. “Over 9,000 people have been killed in the drug wars along the southwest border of the U.S. and Mexico between 2007 and 2009, with at least 1,000 of the deaths occurring in 2009 alone.” (Miller 165). For those who own a ranch in Texas close to the border, carrying a gun on them at all times is an absolute necessity. Ranchers have been killed by groups of armed cartel members smuggling over drugs. Living down there, it is not uncommon to hear stories about people having to kill gang members in self-defense, or just pointing their guns at them to scare them away. They are forced to live in fear for their lives every day. Why are people not being helped when they are constantly victims? These Americans need to be protected from foreigners threatening their wellbeing and way of life. There is a huge loophole in the law in which the cartels are exploiting to their full ability. If they do manage to smuggle the drugs over, the product is picked up by trucks and if said vehicle begins to be pursued by law enforcement, all the driver has to do is turn around and drive the truck straight into the Rio Grande River where cartel boats are already waiting to salvage what drugs they can from the “splashdown.” At this point, U.S. officials cannot arrest them or touch them due to border laws. In this way, cartel members are able to escape back to Mexico only to try again, and again, until they ultimately succeed another day. This is why U.S. officials try and do whatever they can to stop these smugglers before they can reach the safe zone. The cartel’s different ways of smuggling the drugs into the U.S. have become extreme to say the least. There have been cases of surgically implanting drugs into humans and animals to be sent over. They have tried everything from using one man helicopters to make a drop of drugs, to launching the drugs over the border with cannons and slingshots. The ingenuity of desperate people amazes me. If it is that easy for gangs…
certain amount of calories per day based on your age and gender. Weight loss is certainly possible due to Nutrisystems easy plan, in which the dieter enjoys because it’s stress-free because everything is done for you, and it's customizable. The only down side is that Nutrisystem is expensive to afford.
No longer a diet of all-you-can-eat bacon and scrambled eggs, the new atkins diet is an almost identical as the original diet, in which helps one
Balance a lean protein with controlled portions…
Girding for War: The North and the South
The Menace of Secession
1. Abraham Lincoln was sworn into office March 4, 1861. The backdrop of the occasion was the halffinished
dome of the Capitol building—symbolic of the nation's fracture.
2. At his inauguration, Lincoln made clear the primary goal of his presidency—bring the nation back together.
1. He argued that dividing the country is impossible simply due to geographic reasons.
2. If the South left, how much of the national debt should they take…
over the next twelve weeks. A) What is your understanding of stress? B) How do you identify stress? C) How do you manage stress?
Thesis Statement 2 or my premise is: Mishandling or mismanagement of stress leads to separation from God resulting in trouble, sin, and in some cases death.
Read Psalm 107 and let’s start to explore what the Bible has to say or imply about stress.
King James Version (KJV)
107 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
dancer at a club and gets caught up with the drug cartels by stealing from them. She involves Tae-shik in her drug trafficking, without his knowledge and gets in trouble. Suddenly, Tae-shik is framed for murder and his daughter So-Mi is abducted by them. Once an black operations agent for the Korean government, he is determined to take down gang's highly refined Thai street thug, Ramrowan. Now with the knowledge that So-mi is being used by Chinese gangs to smuggle drugs and money. She will be killed…
that African Americans faced with racism. Ralph Ellison was born up in the North, where racism wasn’t as prevalent, but when he went to college, he moved down to the South for a higher education. The drastic change brought shock to Ellison, which led him to his writing career. Throughout his career, Ellison wrote about what he saw in the south through fictional stories, such as in Invisible Man, where an African American narrator who remains nameless during the whole story goes through how he got…
fitting end to the story with all the other trouble Lennie has brought down on both George and himself. Lennie had a mental disability that made him always want to pet soft things. For example, he saw a woman wearing a velvet red dress that he wanted to feel, and the woman went to the police to report that Lennie had raped her. Lennie and George were forced to hide in an irrigation ditch until nightfall when they could silently escape the city and travel south to find new jobs.
The end of this story…
book took place in the 1800’s, specifically throughout 1817 and 1840. This book was mainly about Fredrick’s life as a slave. It also gave a very good insight of the slave life; Fredrick went in depth about his everyday experiences, troubles, and even the ups and downs he faced, including his escape.
The main purpose of “The Narrative Life of Fredrick Douglass” was to make readers more aware of how serious slavery was back then, and to also give readers a better visual and understanding of what…
took shan off the street, brought him from being a small thug into the studio, now down with the cre (the Juice Crew AllStars)
-Shan credited with CoWriting Roxanne’s Revenge
-Marly Marl scratching on these records
-he was suspicious that his beats were being stolen at this time
-MC shan worried about the wrong guy
-problem: record appears to be making a statement
-Saying that rap is from queens
-people of south Bronx feel a sense of entitlement
-Marly Marl got the record everywhere
How democratic was the two Koreas in the 1980s?
The Kwangju Incident
The rule of Roh Tae-woo
The Economic Hardships
Lack of resources
In my essay I’ll be talking about the democratisation movement in South Korea, the efforts of modernisation in North Korea, economic growth in both Koreas in 1980s, and then compare which country was ruled better. But firstly an explanation…
is not clear how many Hutus have died in the latest slaughter. But thirty-eight thousand new refugees had fled to Tanzania by the end of June. Manere has been even more killing, the latest in May and June of this year.
The troubles have also devastated a good deal of the south of the country. On the road to Nyanza Lac, near the Tanzanian border, many homes are deserted. Almost half the classrooms and two-thirds of the clinics are destroyed. The coffee bushes, the main crop of Burundi, are overgrown…