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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Plutonius, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    An interesting article showing that refugees are sneaking over the US / Canadian border to leave the US for Canada. A growing minority of Canadian citizens are not happy with the refugees and want the US to stem the flow. I wonder if Canada will build a wall and send the bill to the US :).
     
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    Probably not, as an alarming number of people in Canada are inexplicably in favor of allowing refugees in the country
     
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    L.I.A.M.D.

    Canadians will learn the hard way, I think.
     
  4. Plutonius thread starter macrumors 603

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    How many people came into our country before opinions started changing ? Canada also has a relatively small population.
     
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    The only thing alarming is that Canada tries to do it's best for refugees, attempting to smooth the culture shock transition and insuring basic well-being. Places like Emerson where illegals are crossing are small communities (Population of 700 I think). This causes some trouble as there's not a lot of resources availible and illegal immigration is unplanned, and spikes can cause logistical problems. Currently the CBSA/RCMP is setting up temporary infrastructure to deal with the rise in illegal crossings.

    So far illegal crossings in Feburary are way above 'normal' numbers (usually people wait till warmer weather to try to cross). So this implies (with a certain degree of error) that the crossings will increase in the spring. Don't get me wrong, I don't approve of illegal immigration, but many of these people escaped their country to "the land of the free" only to come to the conclusion that they better flee from there too.

    That should speak volumes about the state in which America finds itself in.
     
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    Unfortunately from the anecdotal evidence I have I think those attitudes are starting to slowly shift. So if there get to be too many refugees coming in it may overwhelm a lot of that good will.
     
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    They should!
     
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    During WW2 would you have said "Let's send those Jews back to Europe where they belong"?
     
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    Of course not.

    I would have said "send them to juanm, he seems to care what happens to them"
     
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    I do indeed. Now, will I get a serious answer?
     
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    How much are you going to give me? I'm headed to Victora B.C. and the flight is setting me back $1,800.
     
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    Free as in unmolested. If you wanting some side play see if you can catch a layover in California and message @jkcerda ;)
     
  14. Number-Six macrumors 6502

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    You already did
     
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    the things I have done for a $20 :D
     
  16. Raid macrumors 68020

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    But I'd have to pay $20 Canadian... MR discount? :D
     
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    I take coupons in Tuesdays :D
     
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    Dude, I was pushing for you to get the Canadian equivalent of a green card, but I mean if all you want is lunch money...:confused:
     
  19. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    Canada is COLD................ sorry but I am spoiled with my Southern CA weather :D
     
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    Aw now how am I supposed to get my 'authentic' Tacos?
     
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    Options are always good. That and when it's cold you can always put on more clothes, when it's hot there's only so much you can take off before it becomes a police matter.
     
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    We also have two official (i.e. some sort of govt sanctioned) nude beaches here. One in Toronto, one in B.C. ... not that I keep track of such things... :cool:
     
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    Cue up that Seinfeld episode with George saying it's cold.
     
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    I have small hands & small feet, cold weather is not going to do me any favors, people will constantly assume my gender that way :oops:
     

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