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26-06-2019, 08:51   #1
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Father and daughter drown at US border

The horrifying picture that was released is really heartbreaking. The daughter still has her arm around Dad. Not what I expected to see first thing in the morning.
I think we will be seeing a lot more of this in Europe and USA going forward. Like that Syrian boy found dead on the beach. What are we in rich countries supposed to do? Of course they know it’s illegal to enter these countries and the risks involved but they are so desperate for a better life they’ll keep coming. Is there any solution to the constant stream of desperate immigrants? I fear it will get a lot worse in the coming years as resources dwindle and the climate crisis worsens.
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Neither was the holocaust or the Berlin blockade
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Neither was the holocaust or the Berlin blockade
Exactly, and they sorted themselves out.

Best not to get involved.

Human trafficking should not be encouraged.
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Exactly, and they sorted themselves out.

Best not to get involved.

Human trafficking should not be encouraged.
The food airlifted itself into Berlin? Camps liberated themselves?
It will be our problem quite soon when millions start arriving at Europe’s shores.
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Didn't the Democrats say that there wasn't a crisis at the southern border? They really are delusional if this kind of horrific stuff is happening.
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Exactly, and they sorted themselves out.
Bahahaha jesus didn't take long to jump the shark. I knew the saddo's would flock to this like the syria boy but bloody hell.
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Neither was the holocaust or the Berlin blockade

The man in question put himself and his daughter in harm's way by choice, the victims of the Holocaust and residents of Berlin had no choice. Are we to be blackmailed by irresponsible behaviour?
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I'm sure I'll see the picture somewhere but I won't be clicking on the link for a look.
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The food airlifted itself into Berlin? Camps liberated themselves?
It will be our problem quite soon when millions start arriving at Europe’s shores.
I think Germany could do with another million migrants.
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The man in question put himself and his daughter in harm's way by choice, the victims of the Holocaust and residents of Berlin had no choice. Are we to be blackmailed by irresponsible behaviour?
How do you know they had a choice? Utter desperation and wanting a better life for his child I would imagine.
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Photo reminds me of that Syrian child on the beach.

Massive outrage amongst people, and offers to take in Syrian refugees in Ireland and abroad. Then when the time came the people that had pledged to accommodate the refugees made up excuses as to why they couldn’t.
Who said they’d take people in and then made excuses? Did this actually happen? Not doubting it but some examples would be good.
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How do you know they had a choice? Utter desperation and wanting a better life for his child I would imagine.

Getting into a fast moving river with a 23 month old is choice unless someone stood behind him with a weapon forcing him. Wanting is not the same as no choice.
As an aside the father of the Syrian boy washed up on a beach survived the family were residents of Turkey at the time. This photo is intended to blackmail the US to change its policies. Not going to happen.
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I never understood people being so cynical and edgy regarding the Syrian boy. Often the same people who pretend to be all outraged by abortion extremely early on.

But I find comparisons between the US-Mexico border control to the Holocaust dreadfully dishonest. And in poor taste.
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