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Originally posted by kindred
TailoredVagabond - Let me guess, you're one of these ignorant people, just like these clueless politicians who are against protectionism. Open borders - what a load of crap. Anyone with half a brain cell inside their heads puts their own country first and that's exactly how it should be. To become reliant on another country for food and energy etc is completely insane, especially considering we live in such an unstable world. According to the UN, the UK will have the largest population in Europe by 2050. Compared to countries like Germany, France, Spain, Portugal etc, we can't possibly sustain that amount of people. It's called common sense, which is something these people who oppose protectionism don't have. There ignorance & stupidity will be the death of us all.
Well said pause4thought, that's exactly what needs to be done.
[edit on 3-4-2009 by kindred]
Originally posted by Seany
Your right m8, its not all doom and gloom
People are losing their jobs and life savings and futures
But they have time to work on their tans now
LAKE ELSINORE, California (CNN) -- The two-story homes on Fir Circle in an upscale Lake Elsinore, California, neighborhood tell two stunningly different tales.
Some are vacant, bank-owned and beat-up inside. Others are filled with kids' laughter and the sounds of boxes unpacking and families moving in.
Mary Ann Lepley, her husband, Derrick, and their 2-year-old daughter, Melody, have been in their 3,000 square-foot home here for about three months. They bought it for about $250,000. Just two years ago, amid California's housing boom, the same house sold for nearly $550,000.
"My heart goes out to everybody that lost their home [and] lost their jobs," says Derrick Lepley. "I'm real sympathetic toward them. But the reality for us was, if this didn't happen, we wouldn't be in this situation."