So that's what keeps you coming back, day after day after day...
Got to keep current with you and the rest.................. of my fans/followers.
Indeed he does have those 41 followers :D BTW, /u/magisterludi if you follow some people you think post interesting stuff your home feed will have some general activity because I can imagine how dead it must be right now with 0 following and all!
Thank you for being one of the first.............. Part of my uncluttered life.
42 now, thanks to jack. The rest here will find the best is/are always an acquired taste.
I added you based upon this conversation, and because I wanted to see some of the provocative submittals you alluded to above.
"not so much if any" yourself, Cobby attempts, JC submits a few, others stumble upon one now and then. Of course what I consider provocative, may well disinterest others.
Follow me and I'd wager you'll find something provocative soon enough!
Don't follow, I peruse most contributions, and find some of yours, out of the ordinary, thank you.
I am an alien here.
As are we all.
...some more so than others. ;)
Yep, and all are discouraged by the Texas court decision.
As much as I oppose Obama on every other issue, immigration is one of those singular issues where he seems slightly closer to the right direction than his opposition.
The USA was founded by aggressive "illegal" immigrants, and immigrants today commit fewer crimes on average than U.S. citizens. There are many laws needing changed so that we don't become a bankrupt nanny state, but immigrants are part of Americas heritage, not aliens needing excluding.
...I just wish they had defunded the DHS, which looks less likely to occur after that ruling.
There can be no policy other than come and go as you please without a secure border, otherwise all efforts are for naught.
I don't believe in "secure borders." Even North Korea and Israel can't pull that off. Reminds me of the drug train.
Odd that you would cite Israel. The go to place internationally for border security. North Korea and China are ramping up their border security. North Korea to keep them in, China to keep them out. In neither case are crossers welcomed, quite the contrary.
Somehow they make it tho, and so do supplies. Trade marches on.
They? If our number of illegal border crossings totaled N Korea's and Israel's together, there would be little to no issue. Would not even be necessary to adopt their penalties, LOL. You are aware of course, mass illegal immigration to N. Korea is not a problem. Black marketeering would be a totally different issue/subject
They being the migrants and the traffickers. No laws or walls can ever stop the flow of goods and services.
Maybe we should adopt/make reciprocal Mexico's enlightened immigration policies? As to flow of goods and services, one can limit it, your cited Israel has done a remarkable job on all fronts you have mentioned.
They have their own tunnels.
Of course, I doubt anyone can guarantee 100% security, but to say security is a useless exercise for that reason is nonsense.
I would say that restricting trade and travel is against Natural Law.
Would be your prerogative.
The facts speak for themselves.
Correlations for most anything can be found if you look for them, does not establish fact(s).
It isn't correlations they are talking about, it is predictive power. Restricted trade leads to war, while vigorous trade prevents it.
All reliant on their correlations of past history. Hell, one could show causation(s) from anything if so inclined. Of course integrated trade would be a factor, and less of incentive, that's a no-brainer. But to state it's a barrier is misleading. Is/was trade relevant to ISIS, was it to Hitler, Castro, Stalin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, et al. In some cases trade may have became a later issue , but not the reason(s) for the initial aggression(s). Ownership, plain and simple would most obvious be the greater incentive, not trade imbalance.
Yes, trade was extremely important to those people, and economic issues are what most people attribute the rise of Nazism and the fall of Communism to.