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Riots Break Out In Singapore; Think Your Country Is Immune?

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Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog,

Mohamed Bouazizi. It’s not a name that means much to most people. But you’ll recall his story.

Frustrated with the absurd amount of regulation and corruption that prevented him from being able to put food on the table for his family, Bouazizi was the 26-year old Tunisian fruit merchant that set himself on fire in 2011.

In doing so, all the pent up frustration across the Middle East and North Africa erupted all at once; the entire region immediately plunged into multi-year revolution which became known as the Arab Spring that has since toppled a number of governments.

Like individual people, societies have their own breaking points. They build up anger and frustration for years… sometimes decades. Then all it takes is one spark. One catalyst. And it all becomes unglued.

Just yesterday, a 33-year old Indian man got hit by the proverbial bus in Singapore’s Little India neighborhood. That was the catalyst. What transpired for the next several hours was a full blown riot… the first of its kind since 1969.

Several hundred rioters stormed the streets. They started off smashing the up the bus that was still on the corner of Hampshire Road and Race Course Road. Then they started throwing objects at the ambulance staff who were unsuccessful in extracting the man in time to save his life.

By the end of the evening, an angry mob had lit five police vehicles on fire, plus the ambulance, leaving the streets in a towering inferno.

 

 

The government immediately went into damage control mode trying to explain what happened. But the explanation is really quite simple.

Singapore has had years of tensions building. The wealth gap is growing like crazy. Wealthy people are becoming ultra-wealthy, while the majority of folks see the cost of living rise at an alarming rate.

Strong ideological and ethnic differences are boiling over. And backlash against immigrants, especially from certain countries, is becoming an acute and obvious problem.

These issues are commonplace. Ideological differences. The wealth gap and economic uncertainty. Immigration challenges.

They’re the same issues, for example, that have plunged much of Europe into turmoil, including the rise of a blatantly fascist political party in Greece.

And these same issues exist, in abundance, in the Land of the Free… where a number of serious ideological divides are becoming obvious social chasms.

Printing money with wanton abandon. Racking up the greatest debt burden in the history of the world. Doling out wasteful and offensively incompetent social welfare programs at the expense of the middle class. Brazenly spying on your own citizens. These are not actions without consequences.

And if it can happen in Singapore - one of the safest, most stable countries on the planet, it can happen anywhere. Even in a sterile American suburb.

 


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Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:39 | Link to Comment 1835jackson
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So yer sayin there's a chance

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:41 | Link to Comment Pladizow
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“Until they become conscious, they will never rebel and until after they have rebelled, they cannot become conscious.” - George Orwell

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:49 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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It's already happened here!!   Does Rodney King mean anything to you?

I think the catalyst here will be a labor strike that becomes violent and a few strikers and /or law enforcement are shot.

That will be the deviding line the US splits apart on.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:54 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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It's already happened here!!   Does Rodney King mean anything to you?

 

Fear we are returning to a time in history where it is a common occurrence to fight for one's life?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:57 | Link to Comment SilverIsKing
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What's a proverbial bus?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:05 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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It's got sayin's an' shit.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:18 | Link to Comment knukles
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Nah.  Cain't happin heair.  We're excupshunal Humericuns and exempt frum histree.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:02 | Link to Comment tsx500
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just curious...where is this " Land of the Free "  to which Simon refers ?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:21 | Link to Comment TFD123
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Diversity is our Strength!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:45 | Link to Comment CheapBastard
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"If you want to keep your diversity, you can keep your diversity."

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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We just had some rioting over beating Ohio State.

An easy chair was torched in front of my house.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:11 | Link to Comment rpboxster
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That's not rioting...that's tradition (except it's supposed to be a couch).  Sparty On!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:34 | Link to Comment Four chan
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proverbial 

 

you keep using that word, i do not think it means what you think it means.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:24 | Link to Comment tooktheredpill
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Simon, I live out this way and I can't disagree with the general issues that you mention, but to speculate that they are the reasons is deliberate idiocy. The rioters were mostly immigrants for a start and Sunday night is their party night so booze was more likely to be a factor if you were to hazard a guess when you weren't even there. Feel free to crap on some more if this becomes a regularity. You should know about the randomness and animal nature of mob mentality.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:37 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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Kiss my grits punk (disgruntled OSU fan)

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:27 | Link to Comment Dr Benway
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Singapore also has a bloated ailing stock exchange scam, with listed investment companies Innopac, Blumont, IPCO and others forming a giant securities fraud cartel, see my blog for details.

http://drbenway.blogspot.com

The shit is everywhere 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:36 | Link to Comment Pee Wee
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I see what you did there.  Are you referring to the "Land of the Renters?"

Freedom monetized - what could go wrong?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:41 | Link to Comment ss123
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Speaking of busses, looks like there is a protest about Google busses in San Fran going on now...

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:04 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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Oh I love Ammoland! 

http://www.ammoland.com/

And bless those Asian dudes for protecting their business but have some sand bags on the roof next time for better cover.

And the "Proverbial Bus" is the one in Jacob 3 Verse 22 that ran over Sid the son of Jesse the Unwise.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:10 | Link to Comment SilverRhino
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No offense but are you fucking serious?   They have 9-12 inches of concrete / stucco in those battlements.   Putting a sandbag on that would be like hanging a vkevlar vest off the side of a battleship.   

 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:21 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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They have 9-12 inches of concrete / stucco in those battlements.

That parapet is very likely stucco over 2x4 and chicken wire.  Definitely concealment, not cover.

In that situation, although the Koreans do look badass wearing headbands, here are a couple of get-em-while-you-can items to add to the sandbags:

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/HAT-144

http://www.bulletproofme.com/Body_Armor_Accessories_Rifle_Protection.sht...

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:35 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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Best deal on the internets

AR500armor.com

Bump trigger? Sure, why not?

http://tacfirecon.com

Both reviewed on guns.com

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:43 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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My wife has already been notified that I want 'Dragon Skin' for Christmas.

I probably won't get it, but I can still ask!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:56 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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What do you like for night vision? I looked into it years ago and it was so expensive.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Carrots.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:04 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
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Sure, it's expensive ... but what's your life worth?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:47 | Link to Comment Zero Point
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Buy some radio gear, with PTT and throat mics, instead.

If you have no-one on the other end to talk to, you're already fucked, I don't care how well you can see in the dark.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 22:05 | Link to Comment XitSam
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If you have no-one on the other end to talk to, you're already fucked, I don't care how well you can see in the dark.

I don't know about that.  I have used AN/PVS-5 to walk up right behind officers on the flight line, said "Hello, sir," and watch them jump.  If you have night vision and the enemy does't, you own him.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:29 | Link to Comment Hongcha
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The blacks on the street during the 1992 LA riots were not well-organized enough to have firearms.  They was just bustin' heads and taking whatever they could out dah windows.

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 00:31 | Link to Comment thisandthat
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Maybe you should source out from Uncle Vladimir, instead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=TwCOITiD6Is#t=227

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:41 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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Whoa dude!  I agree man but they's heads be sticking up a bit and a few sand bags atop that wall (and below on the roof if it is just stucco over frame) would provide some "arrow slits" for better coverage.

I'd be up there with my AR500 n'all if it was me and trusty 10/22....  just for fun and "suppressing fire" next to my Mosin, VZ58, C93, Custom Mauser 270, Savage 300 and my slingshot! And yes I'm a slut for any gun I don't have.  In fact, I almost bought a Hi Point 45 cal (for $200) the other day cause it's so fucking ugly and heavy and I can use it for a sledge hammer too!

My point above is that the Asian gentlemen in the photo were doing what most sheeple in this country don't have the balls to do! 

 

And BTW.. Does "SilverRhino" refer to the handgun???   Awesome revolvers dude!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:48 | Link to Comment Occident Mortal
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You would simply make yourself target #1 for when this thing turns up.

http://havocman.deviantart.com/art/RIAT-2007-AH64-Apache-59911381

Smart people don't stand and fight, they leave early. WWII teaches us this.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:05 | Link to Comment KnightTakesKing
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A round from an AK (7.62) or a .308 would easily go thru that. A sand bag could stop almost all small arms fire. 

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:18 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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Dude, a 7.62x39 out of an AK-47 or 308 is not going to get through much sand

Now a 200+ grain 30-06 or maybe a 181gr 7.62x54 out of a 91/30 or an 8x57 out of a Mauser 98k would be a problem..

Update:    NO PROBLEMS EITHER! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiY80JgB26Q

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:04 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Anyone remember how the 3 day waiting period for buying a gun had just come into affect?  Libtards in LA area rushed into gun shops and sporting goods stores but could not get anything.  Was it a 10 day or 7 waiting period?   They were buying bats and bow and arrows.

Those (South) Korean guys do not mess around.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:39 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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They don't mess around and the rest of us should keep that photo in mind (sand bags or not) if the SHTF and keep tight with our like minded friends. 

Especially this wicked hot woman LEO I shoot with on occasion who gives me such good shit for my slacker shooting habits..

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:54 | Link to Comment greatbeard
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>> Libtards in LA area rushed into gun shops and sporting goods stores but could not get anything.

Link?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:24 | Link to Comment CrashisOptimistic
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Generally speaking, unless someone has a long range sniper rifle, he's not going to be able to hit the right targets -- because the elites are not going to be standing in the cop line.

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 06:57 | Link to Comment PT
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ICBM?

That's why it is so important to publicize the names and addresses of the guilty early on.  The little ones will fight each other while the cause of the mess has a party 10 000 miles away. 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:07 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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Yeah and so what?  There were much worse and more violent riots in US history including the riots in '68 in several American cities.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:53 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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So what??  You're adding even more to the reasons  massive riots will happen here due to income inequality and racial and political tensions like in '68

Which reminds me..  The 1968 Democratic National Convention... in Chicago...  And the Chicago Seven..

 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:34 | Link to Comment Yardfarmer
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yeah and it can and probably will happen in your fine little organic ex-pat utopia in Chile too, Simon, your arrogant contumacious snob.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:42 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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It has been a good day, for today I learned a new word.

contumacious -stubborn or willfully disobedient to authority.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:00 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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Add to that the fact that he has pushed Singapore as a "safe" place to ex-pat to, hide your gold, get a bank account, and it gets downright funny. 

HEY SIMON, no where to run to baby, no where to hide. Telling us all to leave the US as if it is better elsewhere. Be ready to bug out, sure, that is sensible. But there are no guarantees.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:27 | Link to Comment formadesika3
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I doubt it means much. Lee Kuan Yew don't mess around. (But Simon does assume his readers have a short attention span, bringing up Singapore, which is pretty insulting.)

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:10 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
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I lived in Singapore in the '90s ... went back a few years ago, and actually saw litter on the street.  One day, a guy tossed a piece of paper on the ground while we were standing at a cross walk, so I said, "You wouldn't do that if Lee Kwan Yew were still in charge."  He picked it up without any comment.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:23 | Link to Comment youngman
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I hope the Facebook guy that denounced his citizenship bfore the IPO is OK....

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:50 | Link to Comment Agent P
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Even if he isn't covering you with a long gun from an elevated position, you should NEVER fuck with an Asian dude wearing dark shoes with white socks. 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:52 | Link to Comment BaBaBouy
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Homeland NSA TSA ... "Ready To Roll"...
No Bullet Shortages There... Check.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:54 | Link to Comment BandGap
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Anytime after January2nd when people really start seeing how they have been left in the cold regarding their health insurance. This little fiasco was aimed directly at the middle class and hits where it hurts the most.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:43 | Link to Comment insanelysane
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Especially if some exotic strain of flu hits and people find out that the OCare plan doesn't cover it and you need to shell out a benjamin for a bottle of the cure.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:07 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Possible once the Detroit bankruptcy pension reduction and other default issues play out in court, the other muncipalities will know what the rules of the new game are, then the dominos are going to start falling. Wait until pensions get clipped in places where these meatball heads have a lot more to lose than those pensioners in Detroit who have jack shit to begin with. The stronger the sense of entitlement the stronger the blow back is going to be when it is reduced or taken away outright.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:26 | Link to Comment RSloane
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Even other cities in Michigan don't give a shit about Detroit but you better believe public pensioners in other states are sitting up and taking notice. Detroit had a law which stated that public pensions were not to be touched in any type of bankruptcy, but the judge ruled that pension based debt is no different than any other municipal debt and is subject to the same bankruptcy chopping block as everything else. This is why Calpers is fighting bankruptcy so hard in several municipalities in California.

 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:41 | Link to Comment Enslavethechild...
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Too bad our military and law enforcement are on the wrong side of the front lines against fascism

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:50 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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Yup and I am always amazed at how many people think US law enforcement and their military wouldn't fire on citizens if ordered.  It has happened before in American history several times and will again. 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:19 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Ever since the early 1970s I've been wishing for a reinstatement of the draft. If 80% of the grunts, the guys with the rifles, were civilians at heart, they would (in my opinion) be less likely to fire on civilians. Kent State was, after all, a result of poorly led volunteers, not a bunch of conscripted students.

A minor reason for my position might also be that the draft nearly got me - I dodged it by joining the USAF - and I want others to enjoy the experience. Further, I propose that we need retroactive equality: draft females until the total number of females drafted equals the total number of males ever drafted. 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 22:12 | Link to Comment XitSam
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Reinstate the draft because the draftees might be less likely to shoot civilians? That's a terrible reason.  How about we do away with interventionist politicans, military and the military-industrial complex?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:25 | Link to Comment duo
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the police have been practicing by shooting dogs.  Makes it easier to kill a human, I guess.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:13 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
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It's actually harder to shoot a dog ... fewer prejudices in play there.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:25 | Link to Comment zerozulu
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Any recent traffic stop will tell you how much these cops hate humans.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:54 | Link to Comment Yes We Can. But...
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They don't wait for orders to fire.  One example of many is LE in DC blowing away that gal several weeks back for driving erratically.  They didn't try to just trail her or even shoot out her tires - they pumped her full of bullets.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:54 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Singapore is supposedly this safe nirvana but in the past there was always tensions with various ethnic and racial groups.   Seems like things can explode with no notice.  Opps.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:27 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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How am I gonna get to my gold now?  Oh wait, I don't have any in Singapore.  Seriously though...

Precisely because "Nothing lasts forever" and NOBODY has that perfect crystal ball, it's prudent to keep AU in (multiple) places that are closer to home.  Even if it requires a dive into the lake, a  (long) drive into the country, or over either border.

If you're in the F-OFF (Fornicate-Overseas Frequent Flyer) club, then having AU stashed away in far away places probably makes sense.  If not, then it doesn't.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:30 | Link to Comment machineh
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Singapore has three main ethnic groups.

Chinese traditionally are the business people and the wealthy elite.

Malays are in the middle, while Indians were (when I was there) regarded as occupying the bottom of the pecking order.

Doubtless Indians in Singapore resent their perceived place in the social heirarchy, and their relative lack of advancement versus other groups.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:05 | Link to Comment Real Estate Geek
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Resent it?  Heck, the Indians should feel right at home, and be glad that TPTB didn't designate them as "untouchables."

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 21:42 | Link to Comment Promethus
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The military has already been hollowed out and is now part of the Obama FSA.  It is the new welfare state for gays, single mothers, and people scamming for disability pensions.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:44 | Link to Comment BaBaBouy
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Homeland NSA TSA ... "Ready To Roll"...

No Bullet Shortages There.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:46 | Link to Comment mumcard
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Yeah, don't forget all those armored vehicles they acquired either. 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:34 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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FYI (as I posted before), US to stop making Pb


http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2013/10/end-of-an-era-last-us...

http://www.preppersworldusa.com/2013/10/29/reload-ammo-last-us-lead-smel...

Sorry for front-running ZH with news that will soon appear on ZH.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:51 | Link to Comment RSloane
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This is reminiscent of the rioting and looting in Sweden by an immigrant population. What happens when homogeneic societies have to accomodate a significant amount of immigrants who have not acclimatized to their new environment, or from the culture at large who regards their presence as a source of expense or an aggravating nuisance at best.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:41 | Link to Comment emersonreturn
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RSloane, while i agree with your observation for sweden,  i'm not certain it applies to singapore.  tan twan eng's novel cover some of the history and he makes it clear the nation has from its inception been subject to the arrival of disperate groups (chinese, indians) for cheap labour and others for economic dominance (japanese and brits, with various other expats: auz, nz, capetown).  rioting and revolution has been a mainstay.    

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:04 | Link to Comment ZH Snob
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don't these guys have a DHS of their own to handle malcontents?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:40 | Link to Comment mumcard
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Yeah, if an immigrant gets whacked there is a chance.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:39 | Link to Comment Banjo
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@1835jackson: Thats a very special feeling Harry

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:53 | Link to Comment PacOps
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I lived in Singapore back in the 70's. Mind blowing that this could happen now. I remember the '69 riots.

Back then the expats had a joke -"If you liked Nazi Germany, you'll love Singapore".

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:37 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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What, no BFF of Francis Sawyer there?  ;-)

p.s. If you junkers can't laugh at this, you really DO need to "get a life".

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:21 | Link to Comment CheapBastard
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Spit lots of chewing gum on the ground...that'll make 'm madder then burning a bus.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:40 | Link to Comment Big Corked Boots
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It isn't going to happen in the US. We are much, much too medicated.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:57 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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Actually, those over medicated people probably will be more inclined to violence than nonmedicated. How many shootings have occured when it is revealed antidepressants were involved? Now they even try to hide the fact. Just interacting with people who are on those meds is creepy. In my experience, they seem very dissociated from reality and often have bizarre reactions to events. It's staggering to see how many people are taking them today. I can imagine how they'd react during a riot.

Miffed;-)

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:58 | Link to Comment rustymason
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I thought those guys went ballistic after they stopped taking their meds.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:30 | Link to Comment ForTheWorld
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I'm inclined to agree - even kids are medicated now.

I have a nephew (on my wifes side) who is only 6 years old who has been put on "behavioural modification" medication (one of the side effects of this medication is excessive drooling, and there's a med to fix that too!). I've openly stated that it is the stupidest decision his parents have ever made in a long line of stupid decisions. I've even told my wife and her entire family that I would bring him out to Australia to live, and after six months of being a child (being outside, running around, eating simple non-HFCS laden foods), he'd be okay. No - that's too extreme.

No no no... the parents think the drugs are better, because he acts like a normal, quiet kid now! However, I can't expect much from a nutrionist/dietician who is 340lb and drinks two Mountain Dews a day for breakfast (I'm not making this up).

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:42 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Riots here in America? Pfftt. We are too busy playing Warcraft with the NSA:

 

http://rt.com/news/nsa-uk-spy-world-warcraft-942/

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:01 | Link to Comment RSloane
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I believe there are clips on youtube of one Nazi-like guild master who ordered his dungeons raids around so badly people would smash their computers in rage. Now I know why!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:00 | Link to Comment rustymason
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What?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:43 | Link to Comment JPM Hater001
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It really explained why that freaking Druid kept asking if I like Islam...

 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:42 | Link to Comment enloe creek
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we un's in the burbia like delivered pizza and wings will watching tube
so little to complain about except the trash man blocking the street when we goes to wally world

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:48 | Link to Comment Hongcha
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Oh yes Singapore; land of the friendly little ethnic neighborhoods.

My wife and I visited about this time last year.  Good fun, bring money.  Excellent food.  We did go to that cute Little Islam neighborhood and amid the tasteful and authentic shoppes along the road were hundreds of edgy, hungry-looking, well downright Islamic-looking men (no women on the streets AT ALL) crowding the narrow streets in their sweaty white shirts just kind of roaming around unsmiling.  It was a holiday for Baal or whomever.  There was really nothing much going on, no festivities or people in authentic ethnic costume, so nothing to really, well, WATCH like us Westerners like to do; you know, suck up the culture because we come from a culture-free soul-deadening vacuum ...

The energy was a bit off-putting; aggressive, undirected, penniless.  So off we went cabbing it over to Chinatown and thence to the pier for some merry-making.  Goodness, I thought that iron-fisted PM of theirs had the whole fucking shebang whitewashed and under control and it was going to be a SE Asian Disneyland!  Wrongo ...

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:05 | Link to Comment Taffy Lewis
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The article refers to "Little India" not "Little Islam". I lived in Singapore for 7 years and don't know of any "Little Islam"; if there is one, there'd be a big difference between Hinduism and Islam neighborhoods. Are you one of those typical stupid American tourists that the world has come to know and love?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:10 | Link to Comment Freddie
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15% of Signapore's population is Muslim and they are Maylay's who are Sunni.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:17 | Link to Comment knotjammin2
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It dosen't sound like you got out much in the seven years you were supposedly in Singapore: http://www.muslimpopulation.com/asia/Singapore/Islam%20in%20Singapore.ph...

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:47 | Link to Comment Taffy Lewis
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Dopes, LITTLE INDIA is frequented by people who originate from India. It has nothing to do with the number or percentage of Muslims in Singapore.

My god the mean IQ level has plummeted on ZH this year.

 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:44 | Link to Comment Keyser
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Don't you just love people who are experts on places they have never been? After all, they learned it on the internet. 

 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:44 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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because we all well know there aint no Islamz from India.  Or in India. 

Only Injuns, right Taffy? 

Now I'm confused
Are those dot types, or feather types, Taffy?  Because if they're feather type, I might be related. 

My Injun name is Chief Poketwatalot.

 

asshole.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:03 | Link to Comment Hongcha
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I stand corrected; these were not Malay Moslems, they were Indians.  Foolish mistake on my part.  I stand by the rest of what I wrote.

 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:52 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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yes I am. now you over there! get my luggage! I expect to be rickshawed over to Harlington's Cricket Basket in time for dinner!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 22:21 | Link to Comment Promethus
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If an Indian named Mohamed Bouazizi gets run over by a bus and the neighborhood riots, maybe it should be called "Little Islam".

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:12 | Link to Comment ebear
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"....suck up the culture because we come from a culture-free soul-deadening vacuum ..."

From what I've seen of other peoples' cultures, I'll take the soul-deadening vacuum any day of the week.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:33 | Link to Comment Keyser
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Au contraire... I would take Singapore over every city in the US without hesitation. 

 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:47 | Link to Comment mumcard
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Strong ideological and ethnic differences are boiling over.

 

So this is what happens when you put the multicultural rats too close together in the cage.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:59 | Link to Comment somecallmetimmah
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Yup.  It's an island, not unlike many other over-populated places.

Keep cramming more people in there, and eventually, people will revolt.  Againt whom?  Why, against THEM, of course!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:45 | Link to Comment JustObserving
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Even in a sterile American suburb

You underestimate the fascist, militaristic police in the land of the free. The FBI infiltrated and crushed Ocuppy Wall Street protests while millions of cases of mortgage fraud that led to the financial crisis of 2008 went uninvestigated by the FBI.  The military routinely hands over its surplus equipment to your friendly local police.

Wait until 2020 when we have 30,000 drones, many of them armed, to suppress protests in the land of the free.  But at least you will get a good laugh when you sing the national anthem.


Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:49 | Link to Comment mumcard
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We can record everything you say and do, we can afford thousands of drones and pilots, we can even afford to play WoW with you.  What we can't afford is Wall St investigations or anything that would constitute value for the taxpayer.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:50 | Link to Comment Mike in GA
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Mumcard - When the ability to borrow/print is gone, they will not be able to afford anything.  Fed employees will be selling stuff to get buy. 

Fed is trapped in that when rates go up, this piss poor economy, already in mortal danger sans growth, will ratchet down.  Again.  Printing faster has enough historical precedent that everyone on this board knows.  They can print, feint and parry but they cannot GROW the economy through monetary policy in this distortion of a zero interest rate world. 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:56 | Link to Comment mumcard
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Just like in ancient Rome, they'll distribute the booty.  Those who cooperate get fed and those that don't disappear.  The stormtroopers will have the nicest house on the block.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:47 | Link to Comment Keyser
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No, but they will just keep printing while growing government. Corporate profits are no longer necessary in the new normal, only power and control. 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:52 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Wait until the property destruction starts when a few of those armored vehicles they are giving to the police start blowing up with no one in them as people get more fed up and start sending some not so subtle messages that enough is enough.

Patience, give it time....

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:59 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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Wait until... fed up Americans leave the US for nice, safe, exotic places.  Like...

Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Turkey, S. Africa, India, Singapore, Mexico.  Oh, wait...

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:13 | Link to Comment knotjammin2
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30,000 Drones!!  That's some high tech skeel and we don't even have to throw them.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:56 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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AAAAAND I expect my mail to be delivered by little gyro-copters too! I am an American. You got that people! Merucan!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:54 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Wait until election time come 2014 assuming Obamacare doesn't become a flashpoint in the streets you are going to see more people coming onboard to the boat and the Captain Malcolm Reynolds philosophy of why.

"Y'all got on this boat for different reasons, but y'all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything, I know this - they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten? They'll swing back to the belief that they can make people... better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin'. I aim to misbehave."

I'm calling it now 2014 is going to be the year of misbehavin.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:55 | Link to Comment mumcard
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I always figured a hot summer would be the kickoff point, but at this rate we may have a cold start.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:50 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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I disagree there.  Bad weather, especially cold, keeps "those who are pre-disposed to act out sooner" shacked up.   Optimal would be a late September event.  That would allow the party to roll for a good 4 or 5 weeks and then get shut down due to encroaching cold weather.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:48 | Link to Comment Hongcha
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People like the Messiah will race-bait then call in the National Guard.  Once that happens they will never leave.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:50 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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There wouldn't be a problem with immigrants anywhere in the world if people stayed the fuck in their own countries.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:51 | Link to Comment mumcard
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You just haven't been culturally diversified enough.  Maybe they can house a few immigrants with you to increase your sensitivity.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:57 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Look, I lived with several immigrants... and I was fine with them since they LEARNED THE LOCAL LANGUAGE, GOT A JOB and ADOPTED THE CULTURE.

If you move somewhere, live on government welfare, don't learn the language and say fuck the culture, YOU SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND DEPORTED.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:03 | Link to Comment mumcard
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Hard case, eh?  Looks like one got one for re-educcation camp.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:08 | Link to Comment chubbar
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I don't understand so i'm pressing #2 to hear it in Spanish.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:54 | Link to Comment insanelysane
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Like I tell the kiddies when they give me a stupid look:

I'm speaking English but apparently you aren't listening in English.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:23 | Link to Comment debtor of last ...
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Over here, 7 feet below sea level, we just open the locks when it gets too crowdy. Their beards will suck up water, and they're not very good swimmers.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:57 | Link to Comment tony wilson
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the goy must spread around community society is not good.

listen scum you must turn gay and become a refugee that is the perfect life for a slave.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:52 | Link to Comment walküre
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Simon Blacks neighbourhood gettin' torched. Time to vacate that place, Simon. Back to the pampas.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:23 | Link to Comment Meat Hammer
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Is this the same Singapore where I'm supposed to send all of my gold?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:01 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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exactly. I'm a Melaka man myself. crossing the border into Thailand was quite interesting even in those days.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:33 | Link to Comment DirkDiggler11
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Don't worry MH, Jim Rogers will keep watch over it for you, even sit on it to keep your PM's nice and warm for him and his buddy Georgie Soros...

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:29 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Back to the pampas.

Cue Simon Black's next article on the advantages of being a gaucho.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:53 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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it's the chaps that make the whole outfit.  Especially when they're the only garment being worn.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:15 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Remember to leave a spot for the gold watches!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:37 | Link to Comment Dave Thomas
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Wait wasn't it Bangkok? Where is the bank of Hormel again?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:55 | Link to Comment silentboom
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Chile'

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:53 | Link to Comment bob_stl
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I guess the catalyst isn't going to be Christmas shoppers at Walmart.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:51 | Link to Comment yogibear
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No need to worry 1%ers, in the USA the NSA, DHS  and police goons are ready to beat down any protesters or revolutionaries, so continue stealing wealth.

 

 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:54 | Link to Comment Van Halen
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You alarmists at ZH make it sound as if a bad economy, corrupt administration, forced Socialism, gun confiscation, shredding of the Constitution, devaluing of the currency, increasing the welfare state, militarization of the police, endless war overseas, and spying on citizens are symptoms that could lead to social unrest here in the good old USA.

...

Uh oh.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:55 | Link to Comment bob_stl
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Yeah, that stuff won't happen here...

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:28 | Link to Comment PrecipiceWatching
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It wouldn't if America still enjoyed a preponderance of solid, earnest, civilized, honest men like The Man.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:54 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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Which is in fact the very reason we WANT it to happen.

Only fire can purify it now.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:56 | Link to Comment bugs_
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at some point immigration (legal or illegal) turns into another bubble.

immigration is now so vast that it is more accurate to call it invasion.

invasion is not something that can be papered over.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:59 | Link to Comment mumcard
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I'm not sure you can call it invasion when your own state dept. is importing whole communities of people who are the cultural polar opposites of Americans.

 

They don't speak our languages, they don't worship our Gods, they don't know how to use our toilets... And so far they show no evidence of wishing to learn to.  What could possibly go wrong.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:27 | Link to Comment RaceToTheBottom
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What, the Japanese are coming?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:34 | Link to Comment mumcard
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Are you kidding?  The Japanese have turned the western toilet into a thing of art.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilets_in_Japan

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:12 | Link to Comment RaceToTheBottom
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part way my point.

a few more criteria probably needed

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:45 | Link to Comment mumcard
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I lived in Japan for a while.  I remember seeing them walking around with their gadgets (phones and tamagochi at the time) thinking this would never work in the USA.  Boy was I off base.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:51 | Link to Comment zerozulu
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This whole discussion of "immigrants are bad" does not make sense when every one here is descendants of immigrants.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:35 | Link to Comment mumcard
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I think the argument is against those immigrants that have no intention of integrating into their new society.  They will live as they lived in the 3rd world, thus bringing the 3rd world to you.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:38 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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Your daughters could marry them.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:23 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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International aid = lax terms for immigrants including benefitz and perkz, mortgagez, skolarshipz and so forth.

International aid = trade settlement for lack of gold

I stack gold, and took me an immigrant wife.  Fight the power.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:38 | Link to Comment WOAR
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Having worked in a pork factory with illegal immigrants (and legal immigrants from places like Somalia, Haiti, Pakistan, and everywhere else), I can safely say that no, most immigrants don't know how to use a toilet.

When you see that someone shat directly on the seat...it makes you cry.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:27 | Link to Comment ebear
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In their defense, if you plant your ass on a toilet seat anywhere in the 3rd world you're likely to come away with an incurable disease, so the practice itself is sound, just that their aim is sometimes bad.  As for the "someone else will clean that up" attitude, they've definitely absorbed that aspect of American culture.

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