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Name: Aram Katz
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sullivan County, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: Soon to be Zhenjiang in China
Member since: Tue Mar 23, 2021, 11:44 AM
Number of posts: 3,428

About Me

Demoralized, depressed, destroyed by American immigration law written and pushed for in 1952 by two xenophobes determined to keep people out.

Journal Archives

Earlier this month, Utah Guv found solution to water crisis: Pray it away.

Utah governor asks residents to pray for rain to combat a severe drought
John L. Dorman
Jun 5, 2021, 8:48 PM
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox speaks during his monthly news conference in Salt Lake City.

Gov. Spencer Cox asked for Utahns to engage in a "weekend of prayer" to combat the state's drought.
"We need more rain, and we need it now," he said. "We need some divine intervention."
According to the National Drought Mitigation Center, the entire state is deemed "abnormally dry."

GOP Gov. Spencer Cox of Utah on Thursday asked state residents to engage in a "weekend of prayer" for rain amid a severe drought.

Cox's request came after he declared a state of emergency last month. The entire state is considered to be "abnormally dry," with 90.2 percent of Utah undergoing an "extreme drought" and 62.2 percent of the state experiencing an "exceptional drought," according to the National Drought Mitigation Center.

Under such conditions, there is an increased risk of fire danger and native vegetation is adversely impacted.

"By praying collaboratively and collectively, asking God or whatever higher power you believe in, for more rain, we may be able to escape the deadliest aspects of the continuing drought," he said in a video. "Please join me and Utahns, regardless of religious affiliation, in a weekend of humble prayer for rain."

https://www.businessinsider.com/utah-governor-pray-for-rain-severe-drought-2021-6


Of course there's that too. Nothing worthwhile, just pray.

Does this party have any thing on the shelf?
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Thu Jun 30, 2022, 01:56 AM (28 replies)

Endgame to my Green Card insanity with my wife: Made it to Bangkok

She will be here soon. I'm going through the immigration process here. Let's see how long it takes.

I am exhausted. Going to pass out. Will post BKK pictures tomorrow.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Thu Jun 16, 2022, 07:41 AM (8 replies)

Endgame: The never ending saga of my wife and me through the USA insane legal immigration system

Overnight layover in Haneda in Tokyo. Bangkok tomorrow.

School is going to hire my wife as a Kindergarten teacher.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Wed Jun 15, 2022, 04:49 AM (4 replies)

Having lived in China, this doesn't surprise me: Nine men beat up two women in restaurant

All because she rebuffed his advances.

I've seen this happen many times in China. (video is brutal, but common place)

https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/12/nine-people-arrested-in-china-after-women-attacked-at-restaurant-16813870/
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Mon Jun 13, 2022, 02:45 PM (10 replies)

Never ending saga of my wife and immigration is coming to a end soon: Small hiccup

Okay, so I am in Hong Kong in quarantine.

The Chinese government has informed my wife that I cannot cross into the mainland because foreigners need a direct flight to the mainland. Even though Hong Kong is part of China, they kleptocrats wants ever ounce of blood they can get until the body is drained.

Luckily, I have a backup plan. The job in Bangkok came through. Once out of quarantine, I fly to Bangkok. I have an IGCSE and A-Level Economics teaching position about four stops from Siam Square.

They want to interview her as a primary Chinese teacher or a Kindergarten teacher.

So, it's all working out.

We'll be together again in July, except in Thailand and not in China.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Thu Jun 9, 2022, 07:04 PM (12 replies)

Endgame to my Green Card insanity with my wife: Last Day Part #1

Well, in about two hours, I head to the airport to go to Hong Kong.

Passport: Check
Required Visa: Check
Vaccine Cards: Check
COVID19 negative test within 48 hours of flying: Check
Quarantine Hotel in Hong Kong: Check

Uploaded all to the airline: Check

Everything is set.

Landing in Hong Kong tomorrow. I figure by June 15th, I will cross over Shenzhen Bay into the mainland. If they have a heart, I can do the rest of my quarantine with my wife in my home in Jiangsu.

If not, we will be together again on June 29th.

Thank you, DU, for helping me with my GFM to get back to my wife. Thank you all for your support.

I have a VPN, so even though DU is blocked there (but Freeperland isn't), I can still get on here. I will take loads of photos of reuniting with my wife and post them.

I will still be an active Democrat and an active member here, but I will do it, yet again, from overseas.

When China finally ends this idiocy of quarantines, I owe, at minimum, a long Thai vacation for my wife in Phuket and Krabi. . .or maybe Bali instead in Indonesia.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Mon Jun 6, 2022, 05:38 PM (20 replies)

Newest RW talking point RE: Uvalde. It's all the teacher's fault

The teacher left the door open, which let the shooter in. The teacher was wrong and is liable for all of it.

As with the RW, it's always a teacher's fault.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Sun May 29, 2022, 09:37 PM (9 replies)

Endgame: The never ending saga of my wife and me through the USA insane legal immigration system

I have ten more days. . .that's it. . .ten more days until I leave for my flight to HKG. Thank you for all who donated to the GFM I set up. You paid for my plane ticket to get back to China.

HKG opened up its borders and has shortened its quarantine to seven days for fully vaxxed travelers. I will quarantine there, then I will go through Shenzhen Bay Metro into Shenzhen and re-enter China to reunite with my wife. I expect to be completely reunited on June 29th.

IF China pulls its normal games, I have a backup plan already set. I full to Bangkok from Hong Kong. . .get my Korean visa there then go to Phuket until my wife gets her Korean spouse visa.

When she does, I go to Korea from Thailand before her, then she comes after I get there. Those flights are dirt cheap.

Thank you, DU, for helping me at my neediest when my spirits were lowest.

We have re-submitted our marriage document (third time) to the idiots at the NVC for approval. She said she would rather wait with me there with her than be separated anymore.

So, we have a plan, a backup plan, and the door to coming to the US has not closed completely yet.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Sat May 28, 2022, 10:18 PM (6 replies)

GOP Rep. Paul Gosar spread a baseless transphobic rumor that the Uvalde school-shooting suspect was

Source: Business insider

FULL HEADLINE: GOP Rep. Paul Gosar spread a baseless transphobic rumor that the Uvalde school-shooting suspect was a 'transsexual leftist illegal alien'

Following Tuesday's mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, Rep. Paul Gosar, an Arizona Republican, spread a false and transphobic claim that the suspected shooter was a "transsexual leftist illegal alien."

Gosar tweeted the claim even though authorities had already identified the shooter as an 18-year-old male resident of Uvalde, where the shooting occurred.

As of Tuesday evening, the GOP representative had not commented on his tweet, which was deleted about two hours after being published.



Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/texas-shooting-uvalde-paul-gosar-touts-false-claim-transgender-woman-2022-5



More BS from the Nazi north of Arizona.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Thu May 26, 2022, 12:33 PM (23 replies)

Trump Drafted Two Handwritten Notes in Effort to Overturn Election Results

Source: Newsweek via MSN

New court documents have revealed that former President Donald Trump had a direct role in the legal strategy used by his team in their efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

A Thursday brief filed by John Eastman's attorneys in a lawsuit against the House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack argued that Eastman—a Trump attorney who implored Vice President Mike Pence to block the congressional certification of states' electoral votes—has attorney-client privilege covering more than 100 documents because he worked on Trump's legal team.

While most of the documents were email communications or digital attachments, "two include hand-written notes from former President Trump about information that he thought might be useful for the anticipated litigation," according to the brief. Eastman said he also spoke with Trump on the phone during the legal challenges.

The late-night court filing is the latest development in Eastman's efforts to block the House panel's access to a trove of communications pertaining to its investigation. The filing comes just weeks after Eastman withdrew privilege claims over a third of the documents amid pressure from U.S. District Court Judge David Carter.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-drafted-two-handwritten-notes-in-effort-to-overturn-election-results/ar-AAXwCI1?ocid=winp1taskbar&cvid=2fd68ed20a5d47a49f79eb97de60b63d



Were they poorly written with grammar, syntax, and spelling errors to boot?
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Fri May 20, 2022, 02:08 PM (18 replies)
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