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Originally posted by vergaentuboca
But do you know why it is hard for the Latin American countries to develop? Wanna take a guess? Is it cus they are lazy? too stupid? too corrupted? Well yes a lil cus they corrupted. But na, mostly cus of the USA. Ever heard of the IMF or the World Banks? Well read up on them. It is to the corporations benefit to have poor,poor countries. Why you ask? Well simply because the poorer the country, the lower the wages. Rebel you say? A couple of g's will take care of those people. Just don't work? Ok then starve. Corporations have these countries in a cycle that never ends. Add to that that the rich of the country could care less for the poor, and you have got yourself in quite a situation. Thats why they come to the US, where theres money to be made and better lives to be had.
Originally posted by specialasianX
Mate if i could vote you for WATS i would... but this is BTS and i cant...
The reality of it is, it is the corporations that keep these countries from developing. They keep the wages low, and use the countries resources, not for the countries benefit, but to the benefit of the corporation... Ok so this is globalisation, its the way the world is nowadays right? One global village?
Well newsflash! You cant call globalisation when it means the richer countries reap the benefits, then close yourself off when the people from the poorer countries want to wander around this 'global village' and live in countries that are taking the wealth form their homelands. That is Hypocrisy in its finest... just another example of the hypocritical world we all live in these days.
You cant take advantage of their cheap labour and rape their country for its resources, then complain when the people want to come live in your country and take advantage of the wealth their people helped to generate. Sure some might not pay taxes... but corporations are notorious for dodging taxes in third world countries... in fact they dodge taxes in any country they're in.
Originally posted by W_O_W
TO HELL WITH ALL OF YOU RACIST
Originally posted by smadewell
Okay.... My wife's a LEGAL ALIEN and now a perm res of the USA. I was separated from her for 248 days, whilst her K-1 Visa was being run through the INS mill. Had she been a WHITE from Europe or Russia her K-1 Visa would have flown through the system in less than 60 days. Go figure! Anyway.... Let's be honest.... Illegals do the crap jobs no self-respecting white, black, asian, native american or any other flavor of USA citizen is going to do for slave wages ... er uh ... minimum wage (or less). Further, those who hire them know they can get more than their bucks worth of work out of them and not have to worry about the "benny's" and "security blankets" afforded to the American workers. I don't mind them coming over here, because they do the work no one else will, but ... I do want them tracked and some special restrictions applied to them, whilst they're here. What are we now? The third offending nation for pop growth and what? 60% of that growth comes from illegals giving birth here? NOT COOL!
[edit on 14-6-2005 by smadewell]
Originally posted by TinkleflowerSteve, it's rough that you were seperated for so long; but don't be under the misconception that being white and/or European would have hurried along the application.