Refugees Seek Safety In Manitoba – Should We Build A Wall And Demand Trump Pay For IT? [SARCASM]

“The rising number of people illegally crossing the U.S. border into Manitoba has not escaped the notice of the Department of Homeland Security.
 
Officials in the U.S. say that “informal” networks of family members and friends, rather than criminal profiteers, are helping refuge seekers get to the border.”
 
See ‘Informal’ network helping refuge seekers get to Manitoba, U.S. officials say
I say we should build a wall and Trump will pay for it! Those darned refugees are filtering right through USA and invading Manitoba, my province, my home![SARCASM]

In fact, refugees who may well have family/friends in Manitoba and who are determined enough to cross the border on foot in winter in cold in deep snow, may well make great Canadians. Welcome to Canada!

This story again shows why Trump and his supporters are wrong to get on refugees cases. These folks are going through extreme vetting, survival of a long migration, taking great risks to reach USA and now, Canada. They are the best and brightest and most determined, not like those citizens who don’t even bother to vote…

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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12 Responses to Refugees Seek Safety In Manitoba – Should We Build A Wall And Demand Trump Pay For IT? [SARCASM]

  1. Deaf Spy says:

    That would happen if dead economies came to life

    And how may that happen? Esp. when you have places with no economy whatsoever, for example, Russia?

    P.S. You are direly mistaken to consider me a “trumpist”. I have absolutely no sympathies to him, neither do I for Hilary. Our new president is trouble enough.

  2. Def Spy wrote, “The result is very interesting.”

    A Trumpist could accept the argument that we lift all boats by raising the sea-level er, increasing total GDP. That would happen if dead economies came to life.

  3. Deaf Spy says:

    problems are war and economic disparity. Both are easy to fix

    Bwaha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

    Robert, please, please explain how it is easy to fix economic disparity. To start with, I recommend you take world’s GDP and divide it by the world’s population. The result is very interesting.

  4. dougman says:

    “No. You are ignoring the problem, not solving it. ”

    Please explain how their problems, are our problems. Even if America were to take in a million people a year, it would never saw the humanitarian crisis of the world. Countries should solve their own problems. It is not America’s responsibility to solve the problems of the world, especially when we are not welcome.

    MEH.

  5. dougman, being short-sighted, wrote, “we are taking care of the problem, by keeping them out and/or deporting their sorry asses.”

    No. You are ignoring the problem, not solving it. The problems are war and economic disparity. Both are easy to fix, but it requires eternal vigilance, not neglect. Knock off Assad any set up a decent government of the people by and for the people and millions of Syrians could go home. Reverse the depredations of the American Fruit Company, the CIA, the War On Drugs, etc. and folks would be a lot more likely to stay at home…

  6. dougman says:

    “And when Pog’s taxes increase to pay for the food and shelter of those “refugees” the government will provide, he ‘ll conveniently blame it on evil capitalism.”

    Ahh, you hit the nail on the proverbial head. Between refugees and carbon taxes, poor Pogsey’s pension is going to shrivel-up like an old prune.

  7. dougman says:

    “No, you fool! It’s the government’s responsibility to take care of the problem, not Pog’s.”

    Here in America, we are taking care of the problem, by keeping them out and/or deporting their sorry asses.

    Pogsey wants to embrace these dogs, why not let him? At the very least, he should commune with them, by putting up tents in his front and backyard.

  8. Kurkosdr says:

    That’s a worst-case scenario, not the norm at all.

    Duly noted.

    Let’s see how many of those “refugees” who can barely speak the local language of your country will have found jobs some months from now. Isn’t even the local population that speaks the local language perfectly already having difficulties finding a manual labor job? (answer: yes)

    He advocates, “Let them in!” but wants to build a fence on his own property.

    No, you fool! It’s the government’s responsibility to take care of the problem, not Pog’s. As it is widely established, people should happily let the government take care of the world’s problems (the more, the merrier) so the government gets bigger and more awesome, instead of refraining from taking care of the world’s problems. And all this will happen without an increase in taxes because the government has magical revenue sources and is generally awesome. It’s all good.

    And when Pog’s taxes increase to pay for the food and shelter of those “refugees” the government will provide, he ‘ll conveniently blame it on evil capitalism.

  9. dougman says:

    I still await the day that Pogsey, takes some of these refuges in to his home. He advocates, “Let them in!” but wants to build a fence on his own property.

    Walls cost money I don’t want to spend and TLW wants an unobstructed view of her work of art, the whole property.

    http://mrpogson.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/homepage/index.html

    So if money did not pose a challenge and if TLW said yes, you build a damn wall on your own parcel.

    Ye HYPOCRITE!

    By the way, you never did respond to my inquiry. http://mrpogson.com/2017/02/05/working-overtime-in-washington-state/#comment-370354

  10. Kurkosdr wrote, “Manual labor workers who can barely speak your language (if they speak it at all) will find a manual labor job within months (from the few new ones offered) and this will lead to a huge boost to the economy, and you won’t have to feed them and house them from your taxes for years. It’s all good.”

    That’s a worst-case scenario, not the norm at all. Even in that case, they will have children socialized in our modern school-systems and lead more normal lives. It’s all good.

  11. Kurkosdr says:

    So… your taxes will be used to provide shelter and food for those refugees for at least a while.

    Let’s see how long it takes for (say) 70% of then to find a job…

    Previous experience in Germany isn’t that promising though.

    I mean… Let’s be honest here: Immigrants with a university degree arrive legally because your country needs them to fill in vacant positions that require a university degree and hence they are allowed to enter legally. Immigrants without a university degree who are only good for manual labor arrive as “refugees” (aka illegally). If people who speak the local language of your country have a problem finding manual jobs, how easy it will be for refugees? Aka, for how long will they have their shelter and food expenses covered by your taxes?

    But anyway, I guess you have the right to believe whatever you want to believe. Manual labor workers who can barely speak your language (if they speak it at all) will find a manual labor job within months (from the few new ones offered) and this will lead to a huge boost to the economy, and you won’t have to feed them and house them from your taxes for years. It’s all good. Hip hip hooray!

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