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Old 25.01.2017, 16:24
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Could just end the war on drugs, probably cheaper and more effective
LOL, how many miles out to sea will they build this wall?

According to the US Dept. of Justice Drug enforcement Agency

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well over 95% of the drugs are moving on the water via container ships, non-commercial vessels, pleasure boats, sail boats, fishing boats.
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The other 5%?
Mexican transnational criminal organizations transport the bulk of their drugs
over the Southwest Border through ports of entry (POEs) using passenger vehicles or tractor trailers.

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Old 25.01.2017, 16:41
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The fervent obsession with religion in the US makes sense when you read those kind of figures. It has woven itself into the very fabric of society. If you're not a god-botherer in the US you're a nobody.

They can't be financially supporting all those areas of the community without some kind of religious agenda keeping the myth alive among the flock.
I would not be so extreme. If you look at (Pew, Gallup) numbers, religion has been on decrease in America, although US is the only exception among the "1st world" nations, where religion does not play a significant role in society.

However, I suspect that during the next 4 years the number of those who will be forced to take the words on American currency literally will increase drastically. Trump did promise to review the church funding legislation.

Redistribution of that pie.

As a sidenote, Catholic hospitals do not perform abortions.
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Old 25.01.2017, 16:46
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As a sidenote, Catholic hospitals do not perform abortions.
And much good that does women and their families, too.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ealth-partners

(http://www.motherjones.com/politics/...cause-abortion)
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I would not be so extreme. If you look at (Pew, Gallup) numbers, religion has been on decrease in America, although US is the only exception among the "1st world" nations, where religion does not play a significant role in society.

However, I suspect that during the next 4 years the number of those who will be forced to take the words on American currency literally will increase drastically. Trump did promise to review the church funding legislation.

Redistribution of that pie.

As a sidenote, Catholic hospitals do not perform abortions.
It just exaggerated hysterics. I don't know anyone in the 'states that questions another person's religion except militant atheists and leftist activists.
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Old 25.01.2017, 16:52
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About 18" or so. It's more symbolic than anything.


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Old 25.01.2017, 16:53
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Actually, there is another way of thinking about it. Government investing in local construction industry -> government contracts / profits, jobs / incomes, everybody wins...
Sure. We could also build more aircraft carriers, or bridges to nowhere.

The $ could be much better spent on the bridges, roads, public transit, etc., and support the local construction industry in areas where people actually live, not on a needless wall in the desert.
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Sure. We could also build more aircraft carriers, or bridges to nowhere.

The $ could be much better spent on the bridges, roads, public transit, etc., and support the local construction industry in areas where people actually live, not on a needless wall in the desert.
They are looking at about $1 Trillion for that. They published a list of about 50 such projects under consideration. Trump still doesn't have his whole cabinet in place, and they will still canvass the states to determine what is needed where.
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Old 25.01.2017, 16:59
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It just exaggerated hysterics. I don't know anyone in the 'states that questions another person's religion except militant atheists and leftist activists.
That's because christianity is everywhere, so it's no problem for you.
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It just exaggerated hysterics. I don't know anyone in the 'states that questions another person's religion except militant atheists and leftist activists.
You conveniently don't know of any examples of anything that go against your views...

I've got expat friends in the US who have been pretending to be believers because they found that people suddenly stopped talking to them when they happened to mention they don't go to church.

Other friends, who are Americans themselves moved from NY to a new job in North Carolina and have experienced open hostility because their daughter wouldn't go to church with the other kids after innocently saying that her family aren't religious.

Just because you don't personally experience something doesn't mean you should delude yourself into thinking it doesn't happen.
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A picture of him in a hard hat doesn't make him a builder.

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There is certainly fear and hatred of it. And sure there are idiots in every camp. But American heritage is of those who fled Europe because of religious persecution, and it doesn't play in interpersonal relationships legally nor civilly.

I suppose if you were to proclaim you are a satanist, but even then there are plenty of other satanists you could hang out with.

I think it is paranoia. We have plenty of people of every religion under the sun, or none at all.

I use to hang out at Hare Krishna temples with friends because they served free Indian food on Sundays.
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I've got expat friends in the US who have been pretending to be believers because they found that people suddenly stopped talking to them when they happened to mention they don't go to church.

Other friends, who are Americans themselves moved from NY to a new job in North Carolina and have experienced open hostility because their daughter wouldn't go to church with the other kids after innocently saying that her family aren't religious.
Yes, but that's highly regionally dependent. That won't happen in the north-east, or the west coast, but head out to the bible-belt, and that's what you get.

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There is certainly fear and hatred of it. And sure there are idiots in every camp. But American heritage is of those who fled Europe because of religious persecution, and it doesn't play in interpersonal relationships legally nor civilly.
LOL, try telling that to women and gay people.
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Actually, there is another way of thinking about it. Government investing in local construction industry -> government contracts / profits, jobs / incomes, everybody wins...
Sounds like employing people to dig holes, and somebody else to fill them in.
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Yes, but that's highly regionally dependent. That won't happen in the north-east, or the west coast, but head out to the bible-belt, and that's what you get.

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I think for that, you can blame the Brits. A large portion of those communities are from Scottish heritage. Now, I don't know what the Brits did to the Scots, but they were sure territorial when they came to America.

I love the Scottish Americans. They've been the backbone of America. Great and amazing people.
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LOL, try telling that to women and gay people.
I imagine 50% of the people there are women. And then there is Greenwich Village, Haight, and Santa Monica if gays would like to separate themselves.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Boy he's a sore loser.

Investigation into voter fraud. I think this sums it up nicely.

"Donald Trump just can't let it go. Even with a comfortable electoral college victory over Hillary Clinton last November, his three-million-vote deficit to his Democratic presidential opponent clearly is eating at him. It's an open wound on his psyche that leaves him looking for someone to blame."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38746559

Sounds like a couple of other meglomaniacs I can think of whose surnames begin with E and P.
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I think for that, you can blame the Brits. A large portion of those communities are from Scottish heritage. Now, I don't know what the Brits did to the Scots, but they were sure territorial when they came to America.

I love the Scottish Americans. They've been the backbone of America. Great and amazing people.
Listen to The Proclaimers, they've some good songs about it. The Highland Clearances pushed a lot of people out there.

Funnily enough, I'd say most of us Scots audibly groan when an American tells us they are "Scawdish".
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Listen to The Proclaimers, they've some good songs about it. The Highland Clearances pushed a lot of people out there.

Funnily enough, I'd say most of us Scots audibly groan when an American tells us they are "Scawtish".
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It's OK, we'll let you keep him.
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