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The diseases brought to this continent by the Europeans included bubonic plague, chicken pox, pneumonic plague, cholera, diphtheria, influenza, measles, scarlet fever, smallpox, typhus, tuberculosis, and whooping cough. The diseases introduced in the Americas by the Europeans were crowd diseases: that is, individuals who have once contracted the disease and survived become immune to the disease. In a small population, the disease will become extinct. Measles, for instance, requires a population of about 300,000 to survive. If the population size drops below this threshold, the virus can cause illness and death, but after one epidemic, the virus itself dies out. Another important factor in the European diseases was the presence of domesticated animals. The source of many of the infections was the domesticated animals which lived in close proximity with the humans. Overall, hundreds of thousands of Indians died of European diseases during the first two centuries following contact. In terms of death tolls, smallpox killed the greatest number of Indians, followed by measles, influenza, and bubonic plague.
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: intrptr
Illegals aren't kept 'on the books'.
Large farm and livestock companies exploit them, both the IRS andthe INS look the other way.
If you're going to interject yourself into a conversation at least follow along with what we were discussing and this was not it. We were discussing people with paperwork that appears legit that may or may not be and whether or not I had them on the books and how that impacts taxes.
We were discussing people with paperwork that appears legit that may or may not be and whether or not I had them on the books and how that impacts taxes.
originally posted by: intrptr
Thats lala land. Like I pointed out and linked, the reality is big corporations exploit 'undocumented' immigrant workers, that the gubment is complicit, knows full well, making token arrests of 'illegals', deporting small numbers so as not to interfere with production.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes
So why not give them an easy path to citizenship? If they are fully integrated and have lived here peacefully since being kids then they should be able to easily get their citizenship especially considering the circumstances that lead to them being here. I'm sure most if not all would gladly go through the steps to gain citizenship.
originally posted by: ClovenSky
So how many illegals can the USA accept before we start looking exactly like the countries where they fled from? Are we close to that point now? Maybe if we allow enough of these disadvantaged in and our country starts to resemble the 3rd world, they will self deport back from where they came from?
Why aren't people questioning the morals of these illegal aliens themselves? Why don't they clean up their own back yard? Wouldn't their comrades and family be much better served if these people stayed and fought for what they believe in instead of running away? Maybe if they stayed and fought for a better life, their countries would be a much better place in which to live in today's age.
originally posted by: EyeKyu
I don't. There are 30 million illegals here (estimated) and more than half of them are on gov. assistance, and at least half are criminals. It's time to clean this shiz up, America first means Law and order first.
originally posted by: Leonidas
a reply to: Metallicus
Try this instead: "Why should I care about other human beings"
See how that fits.