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  #2524507 17-Jul-2020 08:30
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I can understand why many would want to come; we are watching an empire in its final days.


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  #2524522 17-Jul-2020 09:01
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They're like fat rats jumping off a sinking ship. ..After eating the holes in the ship in the first place. 

 

However, in all honesty I am more concerned about other loopholes in our immigration laws vs pay-2-emigrate kind.

 

I mean things like students visa scam, people pay megadollars to be get a student visa and the education facilities play the system like a puppet master. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2524540 17-Jul-2020 09:25
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tehgerbil:

 

They're like fat rats jumping off a sinking ship. ..After eating the holes in the ship in the first place. 

 

However, in all honesty I am more concerned about other loopholes in our immigration laws vs pay-2-emigrate kind.

 

I mean things like students visa scam, people pay megadollars to be get a student visa and the education facilities play the system like a puppet master. 

 

 

That's a 2016 article.


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  #2524541 17-Jul-2020 09:26
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Yes, I would welcome them with open arms.

 

 

2 weeks after they arrive.


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  #2524565 17-Jul-2020 09:52
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For various reasons the rest of the world is a slow motion car crash. We should pull up the drawbridge.

 

 




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  #2524571 17-Jul-2020 10:00
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clevedon:

 

Yes, I would welcome them with open arms.

 

 

If you are sufficiently obsequious, they might even give you a minimum wage job waiting on them and serving their every whim.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  #2524574 17-Jul-2020 10:04
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clevedon:

 

Yes, I would welcome them with open arms.

 

 

If you are sufficiently obsequious, they might even give you a minimum wage job waiting on them and serving their every whim.

 

 

 

 

Na, with by business I'd be looking after all their exotic cars and going on very long road tests.


 
 
 
 


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  #2524578 17-Jul-2020 10:12
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Rikkitic:

 

clevedon:

 

Yes, I would welcome them with open arms.

 

 

If you are sufficiently obsequious, they might even give you a minimum wage job waiting on them and serving their every whim.

 

 

If you're young enough - you could sell your blood to Theil.

 

https://www.inc.com/jeff-bercovici/peter-thiel-young-blood.html




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  #2524584 17-Jul-2020 10:27
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If people like Thiel are going to live forever, I sure don't want them living here.

 

 





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  #2524594 17-Jul-2020 11:03
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Rikkitic:

 

If people like Thiel are going to live forever, I sure don't want them living here.

 

 

Theil thinks your right to express a political opinion or to vote has been damaging to "capitalist democracy":

 

Thiel:

 

Since 1920, the vast increase in welfare beneficiaries and the extension of the franchise to women — two constituencies that are notoriously tough for libertarians — have rendered the notion of “capitalist democracy” into an oxymoron.

 

 

This is a great example of why "libertarianism" is a cult.  It leads you down rabbit holes and pointless mind-games constructed to defend the indefensible.


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  #2524606 17-Jul-2020 11:09
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Should we build a wall....





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  #2524611 17-Jul-2020 11:12
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Rikkitic:

 

If people like Thiel are going to live forever, I sure don't want them living here.

 

 

I don't want them living anywhere.




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  #2524624 17-Jul-2020 11:25
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I read an interesting science fiction story about this once. Immortality treatments become possible, but only for the very rich. A guerrilla group of the dispossessed forms an assassination squad that targets the newly immortalised. Whenever one emerges from a treatment centre, he gets blown away. Moral: Even immunity from ageing and disease doesn't give you any guarantees.

 

 

 

 





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  #2524637 17-Jul-2020 11:44
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Rikkitic:

 

Moral: Even immunity from ageing and disease doesn't give you any guarantees.

 

 

If you plan it right you'd have uploaded your consciousness to the cloud, download to a replacement body cloned in a human hatchery, and reboot.

 

If it was going to be a nasty painful death, just get them to exclude the most recent incremental update files.


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  #2524653 17-Jul-2020 12:08
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What about wealthy Australians, Europeans, Asians, Africans, Britains and Pacifica or is the xenophobia only restricted to Americans? 





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