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Monday’s video: A quick look at 2018

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February 5, 2018 at 9:30 pm

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The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

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Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda…….the week of ‘the memo’…….and they say that more is coming……President Trump’s successful SOTU speech and the Democrats’ awful response……….the US economy continues to rock……..nobody is talking foreign policy anymore…………the NFL closes an awful season with a wonderful Super Bowl………….and other stories…………

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Source: The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda 02/05 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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February 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Maybe that border fence would help Mexico too

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Over the last few years, I’ve had conversations with Mexican friends who agree that the proposed border fence could actually be very helpful to stop guns and cash going south everyday. It could also have an impact on the human traffic and drugs going north everyday. We get drugs and they get billions of dollars in cash. They get guns and we get people coming in anyway imaginable.

This is a very sad but too common problem:

Nearly 200 people from Mexico and Central America were stuffed inside large trucks and caught trying to enter the United States illegally during three huge January smuggling busts that occurred in just nine days.

Officials in southern California said 77 people, including five children, were found near the Mexico border Monday packed inside a sweltering truck that had been painted to resemble a UPS truck.

It raises a couple of questions:

1) Who checks what comes out of Mexico? Are there any controls in place on the Mexico side of the U.S.-Mexico border?  The answer is complicated. They tell me that there are controls in some populated areas but it’s wide open in others.

2) Why isn’t Mexico doing a better job controlling the human flow from Central America? Complicated again. The cartels are now moving people through the country. They can buy their way from town to town. They travel on protected routes, or so they tell me.

We feel sorry for the poor people found in these trucks. Nevertheless, it’s time to publicly call out Mexico and demand more effort on their side of the border. At least, we should point out the benefits of a border fence to stop this terrible stuff going north and south.

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February 5, 2018 at 8:10 am

Happy birthday Henry Aaron

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We say Happy Birthday to Hank Aaron:

“Aaron began his professional baseball career in 1952 in the Negro League and joined the Milwaukee Braves of the major league in 1954, eight years after Jackie Robinson had integrated baseball.

Aaron was the last Negro League player to compete in the majors. 

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.
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February 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

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