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On the Vail Daily Web site, you can comment on each story or editorial you read there.Here are excerpts of those comments:Re: NBA finals have nothing on this prodigal shot Every family has some black sheep housed in their closets. Bryant is one of those. I like your blog. I like your comments. I am glad you are in Richard Carnes’ Happy Valley. Stop being such a politically correct editor (ugh). …Re: New summer flights off to a bumpy startGood thing Gypsum hasn’t spent any more tax dollars on a new off-ramp, huh?Re: Study aims to forecast economy, populationBut it is free money! To our government officials that is.Re: Vail council puts off Crossroads plan decisionPlease remember on election day that Diana Donovan, Dick Cleveland and Farrow Hitt all voted against redeveloping Crossroads.Re: Well, get in lineI’m concerned also that the Vail Planning and Environmental Commission is allowing a real estate office on the first-floor on Meadow Drive. Which real estate office is able to utilize this “temporary” space?Re: Tapas chef refines taste scienceI would just like to say that this article was great. Jason is one of my best friends and a former co-worker at Vendetta’s. I’m a chef in Denver now. He really does deserve the recognition because he has worked really hard. Bravo man bravo. I love the Vail Valley and the Vail Daily. …Re: Beaver Creek ready to greet World ForumA few-minute delay in the roundabout turned into a 30-minute delay at the off-ramp in Eagle, and a line down I-70 as far as you can see. Once again, I am amazed at the low quality of event traffic control in the valley.Re: Building a better Web siteVail Daily goes to Podcasting? Awesome! Go Roberg, go! ;)(I got this story through the Daily’s news feed, and am listening to Podcasts right now …)Re: Tapas chef refines taste scienceHey Jason! It’s your Aunt Monica from Philly! You look great, sweets. God Bless ya and congratulations! My girlies Abby and Sarah say hi and ask about you at least once a month, wondering if you still snowboard.I’m very proud of you – good on ya! Much love, MonicaRe: Rentals become second-home investment opportunityBuy a trailer and spend $1,000 a month with the probability that the space rental will soar in the next few years. She should have asked for a raise at the Daily or just moved on to a new job and bought the condo or another condo in the area, but not a trailer for $1000 dollars a month.Re: Migrant brings his family to ColoradoYour story of June 27 about a Mexican illegal migrant who brings his family to colorado showed the fiscal burden of illegal immigration. The cost of educating his 4 children alone would cost American taxpayers at least $24,000 a year! Last December, Barron’s reported that the underground economy in this country, fueled largely by “swelling ranks of low-wage illegal immigrants,” would “soon pass $1 trillion!” Last December, the Mexican government published a guide advising illegal Mexican nationals on how to cross the U.S. border safely. In 2001, Ernesto Ruffo Appel, who was then Mexico’s commissioner for Northern Border Affairs, reportedly told would-be illegal Mexican migrants: “If the border patrol agent finds you, try again.” In 1997, Ernest Zedillo, then president of Mexico, said in Chicago that “the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders and that Mexican migrants are an important – a very important – part of it.” The migrant in your story, like many Mexican activists here, indicated that the American Southwest “used to be Mexico” and that he did not feel bad being here (illegally).Do Mexican-American immigration activists really want Mexico – overpopulated and impoverished – to extend the Mexican nation by promoting mass legal and illegal immigration? Yeh Ling-Ling Executive Director Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America 1904 Franklin St. # 517 Oakland, CA 94612 510-835-5017 Re Dominguez is an ‘unauthorized migrant'”‘It doesn’t bother me because America is ours,’ said Dominguez in Spanish. … He brought his family this year to give his four children better educational and career opportunities.” For our school district wanting taxpayers to fund new schools here, think about his four kids ($7,200 a year each, plus ESL dollars, free/reduced lunches, etc. – our costs!) Now look at Aztlan, the reconquista of the Western states. This is what he means: http://www.sonorannews.com/aztlan.html”The Mexican American Heritage,” by East Los Angeles high school teacher Carlos Jimenez, Aztlan is depicted on page 84 in a redrawn map of Mexico and the United States, showing Mexico with one-third more territory. Jimenez states, “Latinos are now realizing that the powers to control Aztlan may once again be in their hands.” The textbook teaches high-school students that Mexico is supposed to regain the states of Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and parts of Washington and that they rightly belong to the mythical homeland of Aztlan.”Re: Springsteen kickin’ up ‘Devils and Dust’GREEN DAY should have been No. 1. they kick … in concert! I saw them yesterday in Barcelona (June 27). They were amazing. Best concert I’ve been to. There’s so much to tell. FACT: I will see them again!Vail, Colorado


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