Erik Kengaard 
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Re: “Letters of the Week: Berkeley, National Embarrassment?

The realities underlying the immigration debate are that we have more than enough people, more than enough imported poor people (see The Characteristics of Unauthorized Immigrants in California, Los Angeles County, and the United States by Karina Fortuny et al; the February 9, 2006 report by the California Legislative Analysts Office (LAO) on efficacy of border police; the Analysis of the California 2001-02 Budget Bill by the LAO), and more than enough imported criminals (read about Jamiel Shaw, Kate Steinle, Juan Francisco De Luna Vasquez, ); consider the disproportionate medicare fraud, food stamp fraud, and mortgage fraud by recent arrivals from cultures in which crime and fraud are normal - look up Glendale medicare fraud. Look up HHS OIG Most Wanted.

Posted by Erik Kengaard on 03/22/2017 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Letters of the Week: Berkeley, National Embarrassment?

George Rockwell has a valid point. We should also implement the visa entry exit system that was legislated years ago. It has been 17 years since the entry-exit system was first enacted in the 1996 immigration bill.

However. the forces for easy entry are wealthy and powerful. Look up Gelbaum and the Sierra Club. Look up Clinton, Huang, andJames Riady.

Posted by Erik Kengaard on 03/22/2017 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Berkeley's New Progressive Majority Gets Serious About Homelessness Solutions

@ Candace

Tiny homes (usagi goya) are a consequence of over population. There are no alternatives when the land has been fully developed.

Tokyo is the Bay Area's future.

Posted by Erik Kengaard on 03/22/2017 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Berkeley's New Progressive Majority Gets Serious About Homelessness Solutions

@ Christoverre Kohler

I don't recall many homeless in Berkeley when I was a student there in the 1950s. And rent was quite affordable. $135/month split three ways for a brand new 2 bedroom apartment at Ridge and La Loma.

What the hey happened?

Posted by Erik Kengaard on 03/22/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Oakland Can't Afford to Wait

Why do people feel compelled to support "affordable housing?"

Posted by Erik Kengaard on 03/16/2016 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Letters for the week of December 16-22

The problem arises from government policies that discourage the construction of new housing? No, the problem arises from overpopulation. There is no developable land left in Oakland.

Posted by Erik Kengaard on 12/30/2015 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Updated: Oakland Spent $72K Closing 162 Homeless Camps in 2015

Things weren't this bad in Oakland, even during the so-called Great Depression and the days of Pipe City. Up until the 1960s, we were one nation. People helped each other.
Young people today complain about lack of jobs, unaffordable homes, high priced colleges - but make little effort to understand how and why things changed, starting in the 1960s. The elite won't help - the last thing they want is an understanding that would undermine their efforts to "transform" the nation.

http://www.oaklandmagazine.com/Oakland-Mag…
"Pipe City dwellers didn’t beg and accepted no government assistance. As news of Pipe City spread, however, more fortunate Oaklanders pitched in to help, bringing food, blankets, mattresses, clothing and shoes. On Christmas Day, every man ate a turkey dinner with cranberry sauce."

http://www.museumofthecity.org/project/pip…
"Oakland banded together and found aid within itself."

Posted by Erik Kengaard on 12/24/2015 at 10:25 AM

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