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World's Best Countries To Be Born In For 2013

World's Best Countries To Be Born In For 2013

Commented Dec 2, 2012 at 21:20:53 in World

“Nah mate, most Australians don't like right wingers trolling the internet posting hateful, xenophobic trash. As I said above almost half the population are either overseas born or have a parent born overseas. And guess what ... in the largest study of welfare recipients it was found that overseas born Australians have slightly lower rates of welfare receipt that Australian born. So annoying when facts get in the way of you hatred isn't it!”

Honey Jones on Jan 6, 2013 at 03:52:48

“american here. There's haters like him in every country that get their panties in a twist everytime immigration policy is loosened. Don't they see how if they lived in a poor non-industrialized country they would want something better for themselves and their families? don't they see how generally speaking people that come from these countries are willing to work much harder than they are, in jobs that suck, for much lower pay? He is also an isolationist. Worldwide poverty needs to be addressed.”

theaustralian on Dec 3, 2012 at 00:11:03

“have you read what i said? because i did give a shout out for locals on welfare also. Also i'm not a right winger, and my statement isn't xenophobic. We shouldn't just open up our borders and let just anyone in.”
World's Best Countries To Be Born In For 2013

World's Best Countries To Be Born In For 2013

Commented Dec 2, 2012 at 21:11:33 in World

“And Australia has one of the highest rates of overseas born residents in the world - 26% with a further 20% with one parent born overseas. That's almost half the population.”
Corporations Cashing In on the Marriage Equality Debate and Why Everyone Loses

Corporations Cashing In on the Marriage Equality Debate and Why Everyone Loses

Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 12:45:20 in Politics

“An interesting article Shane. Activism and ideology are being increasingly corporatised and when identities are too often based on how and what we consume it's not surprising. Corporations are green-washing, pink-washing and cynically reproducing ideologies that they believe will increase consuming (i.e. see the contradictory ideas that Unilever promotes in its Dove brand and then in Axe.
Your caveat at the beginning though makes it sound like you don't think that same sex marriage should have the protection of the law. Marriage is legislated for. If you think it should not be then you are proposing that the state should not record any marriage - that it should not recognise marriage through tax law, through immigration law etc. This is entirely possible if the state simply allows you to declare whoever you wish as a partner but it can be complicated if you separate and have no legal protection etc. Even in countries where de-facto relationships are recognised and where same sex marriage is allowed, there is still law that dictates how relationships alter legal status and how the dissolving of relationships should be handled legally.”