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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: Today at 03:37:24 PM »
That's deliberately callous and cruel.

yeah, you nailed it, the NGOs are deliberately cruel, that's the problem right there.

Daft brush

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: Today at 02:50:08 PM »
 It comes across as very immature.

I see a lot of outrage from the democrat supporters regarding the wall. It might be more sobering to look at the US situation and apply it to Ireland. Would you then be as favourable? Just say that after Brexit the whole of the UK decided to move to Ireland.

Would you want Ireland to allow unlimited immigration?
Would you want the immigrants to be allowed in unvetted? (border security just let them through or catch and release)
Would you want to pay more tax to fund the above and their immediate/long term needs and all the facilities required.
Would you want to run the risk of losing your job or having to lower your wages to compete with this new labour force?
Would you want your communities to be safe?

Try answering that honestly. If you can say none of the above concern you I'd find it very strange.
Listen kid,
The system of presidential election in the  US is the electoral college, if the majority had voted for something it is democracy or will of the people, when majority rule is not accepted, similar to gerrymandering, it is not quite a democracy. Not that majority rule is necessarily a good thing. A greater percentage vated Remain in the UK referendum than voted for Trump in the US.

Your points in order you put them.

What is the point of the wall? Optics for under educated voters in rural states and for bigots in the rest.
All of the UK move to Ireland? Your analogy to the US would be all of the people on the planet move to the US. The science has already been done for them all moving to Rhode island maybe you should read that.

To give you some context, I'm an Irishman living in the US because I have a skill that there is a shortage of and hence my visas and green card.
The US does not have unlimited immigration.
the US does not let immigrants in unvetted.
No border security has a wholesale policy of catch and release.
In the US illegal immigrants are a net contributor to the economy and tax revenue.
As before my job has a significant shortage of skilled workers in the IS so it would be great to see more qualified people coming in wanting to do it.  Also the whole immigrant wage pressure on a work force doesn't exactly stand up to much (any) scutiny from an economic standpoint does it. You are aware of course that there is a significant shortfall in the US labor force. The lack of qualified people in the US and the current administration policies are forcing American companies to open in Canada near the border to grow.

I think every sane person in the world wants their community to be safe, but as you seem incapable of grasping that has zero correlation with immigration policy.

Look, good to have a counter opinion here. A few conservatives short is where we are, a skills shortage as it were, and we'd like to fill the role with qualified people. Whitey and I disagree on a regular basis, i respect the hell out of his right to opinions that I disagree with.

I pontifiacte a lot, I'm aware of my shortcomings but try to make a decent argument, a strawman with some logic goes a long way. Stats are massive, very helpful and sometimes even true.

On a closing note, the United States is a constitutional republic and was built on and by immigrants, trampling over the is a young country with crumbling infrastructure, a labor shortfall, stagnating industry, and an electoral system that allows great wealth and power to unduly influence not only the voting process, but also the legislative process and therefore the laws. 

The country desperately needs the status quo challenged. The young and the former minorities need to vote in their interest and the gerrymandering of voting needs to change.

And it needs immigration quickly to control the current economic deterioration, more to stall it, and significantly more to provide for prosperity and growth. And a new immigration that supports that would be in the interest of every resident of the US, legal or otherwise.

That might be immature, but it's factually correct.

(Excuse the typos, sent from a phone on a train)

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:08:30 PM »

There isn't much point in debating with the CNN brainwashed.

If you read back through this thread you'll find so much nonsense from democrat supporters who think the world is about to end because Hillary Clinton didn't win an election.

Donald Trump won. Grow up and move on. But you can't....

Hey Dolph- welcome to the board, there's a lot of reason not to debate things entirely your call.

Is your argument that Donald Trump was elected by the electoral college system- don't think anyone is disagreeing.

Is there more you'd like to add? or just going straight to the baseless slagging?

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: December 11, 2018, 06:45:07 PM »
Da fuq was that???!!!

Maybe I haven't seen many but that has to be one of the most bizarre things seen in the Oval office in front of a camera!


General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 10, 2018, 12:58:05 PM »
Sterling is in the gutter.


I'm still not convinced there is any sort of Brexit, hard or soft.

Second referendum or GE. If it's a GE there will be mayhem in the North.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: December 09, 2018, 04:03:25 PM »
Transparency might not be the word you're looking for...

General discussion / Re: Muslim gangs abusing children in England
« on: December 07, 2018, 06:51:48 PM »
Just so everybody is aware where these news stories are coming from:

General discussion / Re: Tautologies
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:30:25 PM »
He died in a fatal accident.

New innovation.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:24:52 PM »
Firmino first touch

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:01:43 PM »
Whoops keita miss and Burnley score....

General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: December 03, 2018, 01:19:15 AM »
How the hell did Fury get up from that? The first punch sure but the cross on the way down was fierce.

General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: December 01, 2018, 07:11:18 PM »
I'm looking forward to this one now, intriguing indeed.  Fury is an absolute nightmare to box against awkward and smart. Maybe Wilder has enough power, but maybe fury is just smarter..

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 29, 2018, 02:01:50 AM »
Bank of England warning of a 25% drop in Sterling and an 8% drop off in the economy.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 21, 2018, 06:43:57 PM »

I know they are.

My point is much wider than just these job cuts. The economic competitiveness of the North relative to other places in the world meant jobs were flowing out long before this instance - and other work was not being sent here.

Not correct.

the economic competitiveness of the  North is why jobs are going there and why the services and technology business is growing. Skilled manufacturing jobs are moving to lower cost areas with better natural resources.

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