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#19 - For the love of god at least provide one source for you biased…  [+] (6 new replies) 03/10/2016 on Why immigration doesn't work -3
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#22 - samlease (03/10/2016) [-]
I didn't use any absolutes so I'm not sure why you're pissy. Ask some of those countries over in Europe how they're doing with their impromptu immigrants right now.
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#25 - bokkos (03/10/2016) [-]
Oh, I'm sorry, are we talking about immigrants or migrants? Or do you not know how topic specific conversation works?
I've actually been following the Europe situation for quite a while now; the vast majority of the immigrants accepted have been well behaved, no matter what the FJ propaganda machine has been feeding you. However some nations (Sweden, Germany) have seriously fucked themselves in terms of the way they've handled immigration (see Sweden) and refugees/migrants (see Germany). I do not advocate for anything like open borders or free immigration at this point in history; nor do I advocate for sealed borders and extreme protectionism.
I'm pissy because FJ demonstrates a lot of the issues that its user accuse people like SJWs of; extremely biased reasoning suiting a preferred narrative, followed by the shouting down of dissidents. And it's tiresome; you all have access to the internet, yet you all persist in echo chamber for the most part, and that's a pathetic waste of such a valuable resource.
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#35 - samlease (03/10/2016) [-]
I haven't shouted down anybody, friend. No need to be hostile.

Immigrants are people who enter a foreign country with the intent to stay, making that country their new home.
Migrants (or synonym transients when talking about humans that migrate) are people who enter a foreign country, stay for a time, then go home.

Neither of these definitions include motive, though it is assumed that migrants are intending to work (check various definitions, most of them seem to lean towards that motive).

Realistically, the only difference between immigrants and migrants is how long they intend to stay. If you fled a bad situation and found a new place to live and a stable job, would you really go back to that bad situation? If your family was still there, sure. What if your family came with you? Intentions change migrants may swiftly turn into immigrants. Hell, they could totally intend to go back to their home countries but, due to inertia, never quite do it.
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#39 - bokkos (03/10/2016) [-]
My apologies, FJ has me on a bit of a defensive posture with all the insane ranting that's been going on. Yes, that is all true, although migrants can and do often become immigrants after a set amount of time, but often are forced to migrate due to circumstance. That's not the say that immigrants cannot be forced either, but as you said the motive isn't exactly described. I guess I pair migrants and refugees together under the context of the Europe situation, since both types of people are involved in it. I suppose my only point is to condemn immigrants as lazy or workshy (when there are bankers and stock brokers making mad cash for literally doing nothing but pushing paper) strikes me as being a bit disingenuous, that's all.
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#41 - samlease (03/10/2016) [-]
No offense taken, btw. We all need to blow off steam sometimes and anons on the internet are a pretty safe way to do it.

Have a good one.
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#40 - samlease (03/10/2016) [-]
Part of the problem is just human nature. We're far more likely to remember and point out the bad things we've seen even if their re-occurrence is an improbability. The same way that, even though I've been to Taco Bell a ton in my life, I can vividly remember getting a really bad burrito last year but can't remember all the great ones I've had every other time.

FJers are humans (even admin) and humans are silly that way.
#98 - So the Americans can start a drug war, completely ruin the Mex…  [+] (1 new reply) 03/10/2016 on 88% of Mexicans say it's ok... -3
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#121 - masanori (03/10/2016) [-]
Stay buttmad.
#97 - In statistics, 1=100% and makes a lot of calculations easier. …  [+] (5 new replies) 03/10/2016 on 88% of Mexicans say it's ok... 0
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#102 - Einsty (03/10/2016) [-]
We need some sort of international standard, and people to use it.
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#103 - bokkos (03/10/2016) [-]
Well who sets the standard? There are international institutions that set conventions for their fields (IUPAC for chem, for eg), and usually allied nations with trading relations adopt similar standards. Plus, if we can't even get the USA to use metric which is superior to Imperial, so much so the British abandoned their own invention , what hope do we have to get a unified international standard for anything through?
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#105 - Einsty (03/10/2016) [-]
I was hinting at ISO already having standards for these already. Comma separating digit groups is not recommended as it gets confused with decimal comma, for example. Just like with date, where YYYY-MM-DD makes perfect sense, makes organizing items much more straightforward and when followed with time in 24h format it is a progression from most to least important.
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#106 - bokkos (03/10/2016) [-]
Fair enough, but I'd always thought a period was for denominating a decimal place. Plus, it really only matters to people like statisticians anyway; I think the average human is smart enough to figure some of these things out. But I've been wrong before...
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#125 - Einsty (03/10/2016) [-]
The US system is vastly different from ours. 12,538 is the same for us as 12.538 which is thousand times smaller than 12 538 . Also, I never saw anyone ommiting leading zeroes, no matter what circumstance. A number written as .8 is a bit confusing, especially if it is said to be in %, meaning divided by 100. That would turn 0.8 into 0.008 .

Using a decimal comma makes for funny situations though, for example when writing down coordinates in 3-dimensional space [10,4,5,5] is confusing if not written using semicolons like [10;4,5;5]. For some reason semicolons are barely used in mathematics in my country, I wish I knew why. Also, on blackboards commas and dots are often hard to tell apart.
#97 - Statistically, that's likely to include you.  [+] (1 new reply) 03/09/2016 on Why do straight people exist? +3
#110 - thefunnylaughter (03/10/2016) [-]
It depends on what you define as usefulness
#81 - Try to skate drunk; I dare you. Plus, comparing a high impact,… 03/08/2016 on The devil is real, Dawkins... 0
#19 - I think all you're doing is demonstrating why golf isn't fun w… 03/08/2016 on The devil is real, Dawkins... +5
#17 - Really? Because that sounds to me like the definition of fun.  [+] (2 new replies) 03/08/2016 on The devil is real, Dawkins... +2
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#18 - chikibriki (03/08/2016) [-]
yes really

it would be fun if it was something like hockey or whatever and you can have a drunken brawl, but if you have a drunken brawl on a golf course you end up getting kicked off the course and sent to jail

trust me i've had drunken fights on golf courses before
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#19 - bokkos (03/08/2016) [-]
I think all you're doing is demonstrating why golf isn't fun without being drunk.
#14 - >"one of those sophisticated sports" Tha…  [+] (7 new replies) 03/08/2016 on The devil is real, Dawkins... +7
#60 - anon (03/08/2016) [-]
He did specifically say "SUPPOSED to be."

Meaning that's what the people playing it think it is / wish it was, not necessarily what it actually is.
#54 - nightmarexnxnxnxnx (03/08/2016) [-]
As oposed to what? getting drunk and swing curved stick around while wearing a hockey helmet?
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#81 - bokkos (03/08/2016) [-]
Try to skate drunk; I dare you. Plus, comparing a high impact, high speed, team based game like hockey to golf isn't going to make gold look any better.
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#16 - chikibriki (03/08/2016) [-]
nah it's more than that, you can't have actual fun with gettng drunk and swinging sticks around
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#17 - bokkos (03/08/2016) [-]
Really? Because that sounds to me like the definition of fun.
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#18 - chikibriki (03/08/2016) [-]
yes really

it would be fun if it was something like hockey or whatever and you can have a drunken brawl, but if you have a drunken brawl on a golf course you end up getting kicked off the course and sent to jail

trust me i've had drunken fights on golf courses before
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#19 - bokkos (03/08/2016) [-]
I think all you're doing is demonstrating why golf isn't fun without being drunk.
#13 - >Some forms of Nitrogen are toxic and other forms cause lig… 03/08/2016 on Elements 0
#13 - Right, and I'm a 27 year old pachyderm named Mary. W… 03/07/2016 on Giving water to trapped... 0