Believe whatever you want to believe, but I don't see what you claim to see.
And you didn't actually answer my question: If the USA is such a terrible place why do so many people struggle to come here?
BTW: I would report you to the FBI, but I suppose they already have you under surveillance.
"The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen." ~ Tommy Smothers
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People now only come from developing nations, places where the IMF loans have through usury exacted a toll of privitization of resources such as water (See Bolivian water wars), and also the World Bank and IMF exact Libertarian style austerity cuts to healthcare, etc, and force massive deforestation in order to pay back the debt. In the Philipines, the forest used to save them from Typhoons. Now since the World Bank cut the payback for their usury, Philipines is one of the most deforested areas of Southeast Asia.
Typhoon Haiyan shows the dangers of deforestation | Forests Climate Change
Now people will want to immigrate to Europe, Canada, or the USA. This is only one of the many policies overseas that might cause incoming immigration. The Libertarian policies freeze wages for these people.
Mexico's wages were frozen by the world bank loans. Imagine you are a Mexican and you are a big corn producer, that is your main product, and NAFTA begins sending subsidized midwestern corn and destroys your farms. In order to get the World Bank Loans, Mexico freezes wages.
Last edited by michijo; 01-08-15 at 04:19 PM.
where did these hundreds of thousands of displaced mexican corn producers go? North to USA.
Subsidizing Inequality: Mexican Corn Policy Since NAFTA | Wilson Centershifting Mexican agriculture away from corn and displacing many hundreds of thousands of small-scale corn producers
Either we have a lot of sarcastic poll participants, or DP is at a significant variance to the US public. 60% of Americans think having a gun will make you more safe, not less.
IMO it varies greatly depending on factors like police response times, local crime rates, proper storage procedures, and individual ability to handle weapons safely. On the balance, I'd say it is more likely to cause harm than not, but probably not by much.
If you live in a nice suburb with a low crime rate and a good response time, having a gun probably isn't going to make you more safe. Possibly less, since it's yet another thing which can cause major harm accidentally, or can facilitate suicide attempts.
If you live in a rural area with a moderate- or high crime rate, and police response times are low, and you know how to handle firearms, I'd say it's possible you'd be more safe. Of course, in those types of situations crime might still be the least of your worries, since (non-firearm) accidents are a serious health & safety challenge in those environments. E.g. if you're using a band saw and cut something serious (or if you have a heart attack), and it takes 20-30 minutes for an EMT to arrive, you're in a much worse position than if you live in a city and it takes 10 minutes for the EMT's to show up.
If you happen to have suicidal tendencies, having a gun in the house will almost certainly make you less safe. (If you don't have any suicidal impulses, owning a gun won't cause you to have them, so this isn't a problem for most people.)
I live very close to housing projects and around a lot of little gangster types but I dont own a gun. I also hear gunshots coming sometimes from these projects where 100% African Americans live. My building is more mixed and has criminal background checks before they rent, but also is very African American oriented. Most of the hallways in my building have for some reason African American children black and white photos from the 1950s and 60s. All I have a is a wooden baseball bat and I dont even own a car. I just track-bike everywhere. If there is danger, I go into "ready to die or fight" mode. I have the ability to shirk off fear of death. I had cancer once and accepted death, then they cured it. I think because I wasnt afraid of death, it didnt kill me.
Interesting about immigration now though eh? Its like before immigrants came for a better life or religious freedom, stuff the USA wasnt involved in. We werent limiting their freedom of religion in Europe. It was Europe doing that. Today though, the reasons for immigrating are that we are creating austerity situations in their lands. In other words, its as if we are taking away religious freedom from them in England in order to force them to immigrate here where we offer it. Who knows, maybe that was the deal the USA had with England all along, like exporting corn to mexico, force immigration.
Last edited by michijo; 01-08-15 at 05:16 PM.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville