to actually admit that yes, maybe there is a problem in the amount of refugees/asylum-seekers/hand-me-the-free-money-seekers entering the EU and that yes, maybe something should be done in the way these are handled.
Its certainly true that any big migration of people will bring a lot of problems, however in this case the "something should be done" is quite simple. They should be treated better - as should anyone fleeing from terrorism.
The current refugee crises is people that are running fromnot running too- its got nothing to do with "free money".
In the UK at least asylum seekers get very little. Who would travel around the world - literally risking your life - for 36GBP a week ?
Also immigrants once settled are less likely to claim benefits then native British citizens;
In short; don't believe some of the rhetoric. While settling any group of people brings problems, in terms of benefits/help, immigrants are a absolute tiny quantity of spending - they arnt a drain on a country.
, they all have no idea what it's ACTUALLY like to be a normal citizen in the US, they ALL represent various conglomerates, wealthy backers and large corporations.
Your probably right with that first part - but it still should be pointed out Bernie Sanders is getting popular precisely because he doesn't really have the backing of big conglomerates.
Heres a list of his top donations;
Biggest donation is from Google there (aka Alphabeta) at $98,000.
Now lets compare that to Clintons;
Note: not just the groups but the scale of the numbers there. Makes that 98k from google seem peanuts.
You can, of course, look up similar figures for everyone else to get a "flavor" of their sponsors.
This doesn't make any candidate good or bad by itself, but in terms of "representing the people" Sanders is sticking out like a sore thumb in terms of his financing.
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016 ... on-january
korvys wrote:korvys wrote:Also, for comic fans, I think he's acting in the role of Bob Heller, from Transmetropolian.
For those unfamiliar with Transmetropolitan, here's the bit I'm talking about (mildly NSFW)
Once again, I am reminded I have to get around to reading that, seeing as I am a fan of much of Warren Ellis work.