As to the war on drugs, the history of it tells the story of that. Cocaine and heroin were once legal in the US. Chances are good that if you bought from a snake oil salesman here back in the 1800s, the curative would contain at least one of those. As a consequence we grew a huge addiction problem here in the US. That was the reason for the pharmacy laws and then the bans. Those nations that supplied us then stayed in the business even after the drugs became illegal. Why? Because they saw the chance to hugely profit from the enterprise. They CHOSE to be illegal suppliers rather than shift their exports to something legal. In other words, greed.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
Disease Threat From Immigrant Children Wildly Overstated | The Texas Observer
Will Immigrants Make You Sick? - ForbesFact check: UNICEF reports that 93 percent of kids in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are vaccinated against measles. That’s better than American kids (92 percent).
Screening immigrants for vaccine-preventable diseases is a good policy and allows for vaccination for susceptible people, however many recent outbreaks of diseases like measles and mumps have been imported by Americans traveling abroad and returning to communities with poor vaccination rates. Vaccination of Americans is a priority for both domestic and imported risks.
Siegel calls out some specific diseases he thinks Central American immigrant children are importing. Scabies is an unpleasant skin disease caused by small mites that burrow into the skin. It’s relatively common in the US, especially among people living in crowded and un-hygeinic conditions, but it is not confined to any particular socio-economic class. It requires prolonged skin-to-skin contact for transmission, but can also be transmitted from inanimate objects. The mites can only live for a few days off the body, so object-to-person transmission (“fomites”) is not very efficient.
He also calls out drug-resistant tuberculosis. This dangerous disease is thankfully still relatively rare in the US. Imported cases are a concern, but Central America is not a hotbed of T B.
Scabies and TB are most efficiently spread in crowded conditions, like those immigrants are held in if not sent out into the general population. Keeping immigrants confined increases the risk of these diseases.
Siegal also mentions a few vanishingly rare diseases such as Hansen’s Disease (leprosy), another not-easily spread infection.
Ignorant and/or mendacious accusations like these inflame fears and hatred but do little to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
really I don't know why I am bothering, it's not like reading facts will change your mind.
Is what you're living for today, worth dying for tomorrow?
Run along Sangha, I tried to give you an out, but I guess you just want to look stupid. Perhaps you can't help yourself.
When Europe was mostly destroyed the information was still there, the idea of libraries, schooling, equality and such were still there. It was just a matter of getting some concrete and some building materials.
Africa and to a slighter extent South America weren't even given the information that Europe or the U.S has.
To her Wall Street owners: Hillary Clinton: “But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. so, you need both a public and a private position.” - Hillary Clinton: "I'm kind of far removed from the struggles of the Middle Class"