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Ice raids on illegals open up jobs for African Americans out of work..God Bless Donald

Discussion in 'Immigration and Homeland Security' started by Winston, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. Winston

    Winston Do you feel lucky, Punk

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    Estimates[edit]
    According to Klas-Göran Karlsson, discussion of the number of victims of communist regimes has been "extremely extensive and ideologically biased".[27]

    Although any attempt to estimate a total number of killings under communist regimes depends greatly on definitions,[28] several attempts to compile previously published data have been made:

    • According to R. J. Rummel's book Death by Government (1994), about 110 million people, foreign and domestic, were killed by communist democide from 1900 to 1987.[29] In 1993, Rummel wrote: "Even were we to have total access to all communist archives we still would not be able to calculate precisely how many the communists murdered. Consider that even in spite of the archival statistics and detailed reports of survivors, the best experts still disagree by over 40 percent on the total number of Jews killed by the Nazis. We cannot expect near this accuracy for the victims of communism. We can, however, get a probable order of magnitude and a relative approximation of these deaths within a most likely range".[16] Due to additional information about Mao's culpability in the Great Chinese Famine from the work of Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, in late 2005 Rummel revised upward his total for communist democide between 1900 and 1999 to about 148 million, using their estimate of 38 million famine deaths.[30][31]
    • In his introduction to the Black Book of Communism (1999), Stéphane Courtois gave a "rough approximation, based on unofficial estimates" approaching 100 million killed.[r] In his foreword to the book, Martin Malia noted "a grand total of victims variously estimated by contributors to the volume at between 85 million and 100 million".
      [*]According to Benjamin Valentino in 2005, the number of non-combatants killed by communist regimes in the Soviet Union, People's Republic of China and Cambodia alone ranged from a low of 21 million to a high of 70 million.[t] Citing Rummel and others, Valentino stated that the "highest end of the plausible range of deaths attributed to communist regimes" was up to 110 million".[t][v]
      [*]In his book Red Holocaust (2010), Steven Rosefielde said that communism's internal contradictions "caused to be killed" approximately 60 million people and perhaps tens of millions more.[32]
      [*]In 2011, Matthew White published his rough total of 70 million "people who died under communist regimes from execution, labor camps, famine, ethnic cleansing, and desperate flight in leaky boats", not counting those killed in wars
     
  2. EatTheRich

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    No, socialism in Venezuela (which has never had a socialist revolution) is nonexistent as a mode of production.
     
  3. EatTheRich

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    So a grossly exaggerated high-end estimate of 148 million over the course of a century ... meanwhile capitalism kills about that many every decade. So why the double standard?
     
  4. Winston

    Winston Do you feel lucky, Punk

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    Ask someone who was there


    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opin...-bernie-sanders-ilhan-omar-column/2861461002/

    Venezuela was my home, and socialism destroyed it. Slowly, it will destroy America, too.

    The first time I couldn’t buy food at the grocery store, I was 15 years old. It was 2014 in Caracas, Venezuela, and I had spent more than an hour in line waiting. When I got to the register, I noticed I had forgotten my ID that day. Without the ID, the government rationing system would not let the supermarket sell my family the full quota of food we needed. It was four days until the government allowed me to buy more.

    This was fairly normal for me. All my life, I lived under socialism in Venezuela until I left and came to the United States as a student in 2016. Because the regime in charge imposed price controls and nationalized the most important private industries, production plummeted. No wonder I had to wait hours in lines to buy simple products such as toothpaste or flour.

    And the shortages went far beyond the supermarket.

    My family and I suffered from blackouts and lack of water. The regime nationalized electricity in 2007 in an effort to make electricity “free.” Unsurprisingly, this resulted in underinvestment in the electrical grid. By 2016, my home lost power roughly once a week.

    Read more commentary:

    Sen. Dick Durbin: With Maduro out, democracy is finally coming to Venezuela — from within


    Maduro is consolidating power in Venezuela. The international community must intervene.

    Venezuela's mafia state under Nicolas Maduro is almost over. We can finally push him and his thugs out.

    Our water situation was even worse. Initially, my family didn’t have running water for only about one day per month, but as the years passed we sometimes went several weeks straight without it.

    For all these problems, the regime has blamed an iguana, right-wing sabotage and even the weather.


    A rich country, wasted resources
    The excuses for these shortages were hollow: In reality, Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world to use for electricity, and three times more fresh water resources per person than the United States. The real reason my family went without water and electricity was the socialist economy instituted by dictators Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro.

    The welfare programs, many minimum-wage hikes and nationalizations implemented by their regimes resulted in a colossal government deficit that the central bank covered by simply printing more money — leading to rampant inflation. Now, prices double every few weeks, and the standard of living continues to plummet.

    richest countries in Latin America gradually fall apart under the weight of big government.

    I didn’t need to look at statistics to see this but rather at my own family. When Chavez took office in 1999, my parents were earning several thousand dollars a month between the two of them. By 2016, due to inflation, they earned less than $2 a day. If my parents hadn’t fled the country for Spain in 2017, they’d now be earning less than $1 a day, the international definition of extreme poverty. Even now, the inflation rate in Venezuela is expected to reach 10 million percent this year.

    Venezuela has become a country where a woeful number of children suffer from malnutrition, and where working two full-time jobs will pay for only 6 pounds of chicken a month.

    American liberals embrace same failed policies
    Though so many of us Venezuelans fled to the USA to escape from the destructive consequences of socialism, liberal politicians like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. José Serrano, D-N.Y., have praised the same kind of policies that produced famine, mass exodus and soaring inflation in Venezuela.

    Even worse, in recent weeks, Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar, Ro Khanna and Tulsi Gabbard have mischaracterized the protests against Maduro and condemned President Donald Trump’s widely supported moves to help end Maduro’s dictatorship.

    Additionally, many congressional Democrats support Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, proposals that would nationalize the health insurance industry, guarantee everyone who wants it a job and massively raise taxes, increasing government intervention in the economy like few countries except Cuba and Venezuela have seen before. Proponents think that they can give all Americans quality health care, housing and everything for free and that somehow, politicians can do a better job at running a business than the business owners themselves.

    record $22 trillion. If that is not enough, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed paying for the proposal by asking the Federal Reserve to print money. This is exactly what produced Venezuela’s nightmare.







     
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    Somehow state ownership of the electrical grid in Czechoslovakia didn’t lead to underinvestment there, though.
     
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    BTW, are you seriously in dudgeon about people being deprived of food because they don’t have the proper paperwork? Where were you when all those children died in the U.S.’s concentration camps? Oh, that’s right, blaming them and their parents for being “illegals.”
     
  7. Winston

    Winston Do you feel lucky, Punk

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    There were no concentration camps unless you are referring to Obama putting kids in cages.

    Again you are perhaps as schitzo as AOC who is afraid of her sink.

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

     
  8. Winston

    Winston Do you feel lucky, Punk

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    Czechoslovakia does not exist
     
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    Bush, Obama, and Trump ALL put kids in cages. And you cheered.
     
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    Not anymore.
     
  11. Winston

    Winston Do you feel lucky, Punk

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    Nah I would only cheer if the border was landmined
     
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  12. Winston

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    Tell us more about how great the Soviet power grid was in Czechoslovakia
     

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