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Police should put away the military gear and build connections with young people submitted by wmfrancia to news

OldBoris 4 points 22 points (+26|-4) ago

In a country with over three hundred million inhabitants, these things happen from time to time. The Washington Post catalogued all deaths at the hands of on-duty police officers in the first five months of 2015, a total of 365 men and 20 women were shot by the police in the United States. More details: (1) 171 of the men and 9 of the women were white. (2) 100 of the men and 5 of the women were black (which, when compared to the rate at which black men are perpetrators of homicide, actually means that black men are under-represented in this figure). (3) 54 of the men and 3 of the women were Hispanic. (4) 6 of the men and none of the women were Asian. (5) Only 1 in 6 was not armed with a lethal weapon.

Today's Germans being shamed by media about WWII, and effectively embarrassed into accepting unlimited illegal immigrants and building them permanent New Free Houses in Germany. submitted by explorevoat to news

OldBoris 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago

From a practical point of view, why would you take more migrants? They're a net burden to the welfare state, their presence in any significant numbers undermines social cohesion (as a recent study by a team at the University of Copenhagen has shown), and the rate at which poor people in dangerous parts of Africa and the Middle East breed is much higher than the rate at which Europe can even provide them with shelter.

On a sidenote, none of them are refugees. Under international law, a refugee is only one who comes from a conflict zone and takes shelter in the nearest safe country where his primary needs can be met. For the Syrians, that's Turkey, Jordan, maybe Lebanon - but not Greece, and certainly not Germany or Sweden. The only refugees in Europe now are the Ukrainians from the east of the Ukraine who have been forced to relocate to the west of the Ukraine, or the Russians from the east of the Ukraine who have been forced to relocate to Russia. In fact, if we want to get formal, a refugee is only one who has been designated as such by the UNHCR.

Today's Germans being shamed by media about WWII, and effectively embarrassed into accepting unlimited illegal immigrants and building them permanent New Free Houses in Germany. submitted by explorevoat to news

OldBoris 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago

"we are able to help these people, we can protect them, so why the fuck shouldn't we?"

Because you are bringing your own country down by doing so (according to statistics for Britain and the Netherlands, non-western migrants are a major burden on the welfare state), while on a global scale what you're doing is a drop of water in the ocean. I can very much recommend this video, which is as much true for Europe as it is true for America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE

"I'm saying every wealthy country has an obligation to take as many people who are in danger in their own country as it can."

And what is your long-term perspective here? Say that you take in one hundred thousand Syrians, Somalis and Eritreans this year. As we know, most of them are grown men or adolescent boys. They settle in German towns, but for some reason don't really mingle with Germans except with teenaged German girls that they try to bed. Then, next year, a hundred thousand more show up. They do the same thing as the first batch. Eventually, entire exclaves of Somalia, Eritrea and Syria arise within Germany. I'm thinking one, two, maybe three decades down the line. All the while, the economy in Germany continues to decline. What's your idea of your country's future?

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If you were forced to systematically remove 1/4th of the population of the planet, how would you select who lives and who dies? submitted by Limpingdead to AskVoat

OldBoris 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

If you get rid of all the world's police and soldiers, then I'm fairly certain the 25% will be met without any further intervention. They stand between you and people who might like the house you live in or the smartphone you're carrying. Remember that.

Police should put away the military gear and build connections with young people submitted by wmfrancia to news

OldBoris 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

If you go to the favelas, you'll think you're in West Africa. If you go to the rural south, you'll think you're in a redneck town in America. Brazil is a diverse society. They have to have a strong and militaristic police force to prevent the total breakdown of social order followed by internecine warfare between gangs and ethnic groups, including the escalation of conflicts that currently exist between the Indian tribes and settlers/loggers.

Police should put away the military gear and build connections with young people submitted by wmfrancia to news

OldBoris 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Good point.