Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Dustin_m, Mar 15, 2007.
Immigration_by_the_Numbers.mov - Google Video
I think that chart is scary and he's absolutely right.
Though i do agree with his message of too many coming in, his numbers are obviously skewed and exaggerated to scare people.
For example, his gumball example of how we take a million each year and third world countries add 80 people million to the world each year: I do not believe that third world countries add that much to the world population a year. Just think abuot it: 80 million a year... so in 50 years that will be 4 billion added to the world population from the third world countries alone. Scientists predict that by 2050 the population of the world will be at about 10 billion people, 4 billion more than now. Clearly his numbers are off, and by no small amount either, if he believes that the increase in population from the third world countries alone will equal that of what the entire worlds increase in population should be in the same amount of time.
Again, I agree that the number of immigrants allowed needs to be lowered and even more so illegal immigration needs to be dealt with and stopped, but i believe that trying to scare people with such large(and false) numbers, just hurts his message.
It's not that his numbers are off persay, but rather like any statistic, they are skewed to back his point of view. Since "third world" can be taken to more than one level for description, he can freely lump developing countries like China, Mexico that are not as industrialized as the US into the mix to give him even bigger numbers, and still not be an outright lie.
IMO, being that my wife and child are both legal immigrants, I think everyone that comes into this country should do it through the system, and by the law. It is a pain in the ass,but it will help seperate those that want to come here for real, and those just looking to make a buck before they can be deported back home for free.
you're forgetting about the fatality rate
This is an old Video. And it's all true. Fatality rate, even if his figures are off 100%, he's still making sense that our country can't handle immigration. No country can.
Stay home and improve the way of life of your own place. There is no reason that places like Ethiopia - The cradle of civilization, can't be 400 years more advanced than the US.
he said that the 80 mil is taking fatality rate into account
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