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  • Aug 07, 2014 07:45 PM
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    johnnycee Wrote: Question? Should we stand by and watch these Ethnic Cleansings, Clinton's Administration couldn't stand by nor should we now stand by, whether or not it's religious, political, gender or even tribal, we cannot in all good conscience allow this to happen if we have the means to delay or eliminate this threat, these people trapped on a mountain awaiting a ritual slaughter by these ISSIS fanatics should not be ignored, however if we do choose to ignore these people would that not enable and even embolden these terrorists to proceed even further?
    I find it interesting that we primarily help victims of ethnic cleansing only in countries that have a substance we want. Where is our 100,000+ troop deployment to African nations?
  • Aug 07, 2014 07:45 PM
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    I would like to help them, if I knew it would actually help and if they actually wanted our help.

    It is terrible to think of all the bad stuff happening that probably wouldn't be happening if we hadn't invdaded after 9/11. I just wish we could help and they ( along with the rest of the world ) would want us to help.
  • Jul 12, 2014 10:27 AM
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    Walkers? Is this The Walking Dead ?

    I am not sure what you mean by " Kind of look like us". Who is "us" ? If you are referring "White people" when you say "us".. then I think we have a whole different issue to talk about. Because when I think "us", it is not one race.
  • Jul 12, 2014 10:27 AM
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    Also, I think it is funny that the article by Funkhouser is called The Browning of America. It is funny to me, because it was not White to start with.
  • Jul 12, 2014 10:27 AM
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    In the end, it doesn't really matter what country is the most dangerous. The facts cannot be ignored. Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador are extremely dangerous for children. This is a humanitarian issue, we (as a group of nations) have the ability to help. If we don't, then it will be one of many black marks on our history that we will have to live with.
  • Jul 12, 2014 10:27 AM
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    TJ Wrote: Honduras is the most dangerous place ? What about The D.R. Congo, Nigeria, or other African nations ?
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    Edit/add 2:56 pm (plenty to discuss)

    Okay, I did a quick search and I found that Africa is in fact the most dangerous place for children. Because of war, drought, and disease.
    1. Sudan
    2. Uganda
    3. D.R. Congo
    4. Iraq
    5. Somalia
    6. Palestine
    7. Afghanistan
    8. Chechnya
    9. Myanmar

    This is according to Reuters Alertnet poll of Humanitarian workers and Journalists. They emphasized that the top 3 were by far the worst places for children. If you don't have a map, 1,2,3, and 5 are in Africa.

    Murder isn't the only way to die. Starvation or disease is just as ugly. Slower though.
    Yes, because of drought and disease.... drought and disease isn't the type of danger we are talking about. If you include disease, I am sure the United States is super dangerous, due to heart disease and diabetes. What about car crashes and cancer? Let's just add every possible thing that can kill someone.

    We are talking about violent crime, this type of danger. Being that Honduras, as of last December, has a murder rate of around 90 out of a 100,000 people, that makes it the most dangerous in the world.

    I do agree that a lot of African countries are dangerous for many reasons. I would not want to go to some African countries nor would I want to go to Honduras.
  • Jul 12, 2014 10:27 AM
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    TJ Wrote: The world is full of under privileged/poor children. At least many hundreds of thousands and probably many millions. Are you going to go get them all ? It's not our job to try to end worldwide poverty. We haven't even ended it here. Charity begins at home. What about preserving their cultural heritage ? What about keeping families in tact ? I know - many times the children coming is an attempt to rejoin families because the parents had already illegally entered our country. I think this popular campaign to help the poor children is crazy. It would cost us much less to do a fly by / food drop or to send 10 million in aid. (food/clothes/etc. not money which can be stolen by politicians). Are we less concerned with Africa's poor children because they're not within walking distance ?
    It is not like these kids are just poor or underprivileged. Honduras, for example, where a lot of these kids come from.. is literally the most dangerous country in the world to live in. You have a 1 in 15 chance of being murdered in Honduras. So I am not really sure what there is to discuss.
  • Jul 17, 2014 12:43 PM
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  • Jul 18, 2014 10:32 PM
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    Thank you to those who replied. I was just curious if what I was dealing with was more widespread than I thought.
  • Jul 12, 2014 10:27 AM
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    Ub2Degrees Wrote:

    These people are not refugees under Webster's definition "

    Refugee -
    one that flees; especially : a person who flees to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution.
    Very well written. However, the countries that these children are coming from are more dangerous than Iraq at the moment. There are even graphs and everything.

    Ub2Degrees Wrote:
    Invade
    to enter (a place, such as a foreign country) in order to take control by military force

    : to enter (a place) in large numbers

    : to enter or be in (a place where you are not wanted)
    Only some Americans do not want these kids here. I know this, because I am American and I want these kids here. My tax dollars pay for all sorts of things that I don't agree with. Around 42 cents out of every dollar I pay in taxes, goes to our military. I think a strong military is important, but when our military is already larger that the next 14 largest militaries.. I think we can afford to ease up and spend our tax money elsewhere.

    I assume that to "enter a place in large numbers" is not considered an invasion if we lock them up and drag them here, like we did with Africans?

    "To enter a place where you are not wanted". Pretty sure Native Americans didn't want us here, once they realized what nice Christian values we had. Values such as murdering in mass quantities, spreading disease and kicking them off their land. That was a REAL invasion.

    These kids are just trying to escape one of the more dangerous parts of the world. They just want a chance to live. People here, almost entirely white people, are basically saying " No kids, we stole this land from people who look just like you... we cannot let you stay here because I don't want to pay one more cent per tax dollar. "