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  Topic:   Alien Covenant Trailer
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Post 5 written May 13 at 18:28
So what do you think? I thought it was a great movie, lots of action. The neomorphs were so ferocious. For me, it just counters everything rhat we hated about Prometheus.

9/10
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  Topic:   Alien Covenant Trailer
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Post 1 written Dec 26, 2016 at 10:31
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oxaUc4DT24

So what did you think?
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  Topic:   Immigration
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Post 27 written Nov 13, 2016 at 20:27
Ouch, bet you didn't expect Donald Trump to win that either, did ya?

He says he's going to build a wall between US and Mexico and deport millions of illegals too. The world is changing Ian. You have to move with it.
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  Topic:   Immigration
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Post 26 written Oct 29, 2016 at 07:11
I'm not even sure you should be allowed to post in this thread. All you ever seem to do is post left-wing propaganda.

The point is the only reason they agreed to take this lot in is because we were told we'd be getting sweet innocent 5/6 year old children. That clearly isn't the case. And what kind of precedent does this set now? It's okay, make the trek to Calais and we'll let you through.
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  Topic:   Immigration
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Post 24 written Oct 23, 2016 at 12:01
Modified:  Oct 23, 2016 at 12:03
I can't see why it couldn't happen. They arrive by flight, apply for national insurance number, and can immediately start working. Australia and NZ already are open with each other. Just because there is a larger physical distance I see no problem, all of the countries have similar amounts of wealth, opportunity and culture. However, where I do foresee a problem is the marked rise in xenophobia in UK, I can imagine people still being against it just because 'they're not British'.

Uh, I didn't actually know about that between Aussie and New Zealand. I guess it makes sense. They're close enough and share the same culture.

Ha, I very much worry for people like you. Or rather, I worry about your views. I actually wouldn't just throw the doors open, I would argue for a co-ordinated international effort to help the current refugees and consider imposing stringent appropriate sanctions (and pressure other countries to do the same) on the countries from where refugees are coming from if the local government is at fault.  I do think that refugees who commit severe crimes like those mentioned earlier in this thread (rape, violence etc) should immediately be deported. But everyone else should be helped as much as possible.

And therein lies the problem. They're not going to send refugees back to a war-torn country just because they commit these atrocious crimes. Looks at how much red tape there is trying to deport EU nationals. And that's another thing. What about criminal records? Problem is with this freedom of movement is the number of criminals that have entered the UK legally but nobody bothered to do any criminal checks on them.

Speaking of which, did you see the news this week about the child refugees coming from Calais. Big questions were asked about the ages of these "children".

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3849646/Mature-years-fears-real-age-child-migrants-arriving-Calais.html

If you think these are children, I want you to get yourself down to specsavers immediately and get your eyes checked. It's absolutely insane that our government has allowed this.

Ah, of course, they must be coming to the UK to extort the local system! They must be just a bunch of thieves looking to grab what they can...  There could be dozens of reasons why they choose UK over other countries (some countries have terrible anti-migrant laws or local groups for example). But all I am concerned about is they they're a person fleeing their homeland because they are at risk if they stay there. See above on the red cross link.

Hmm, no, I think you nailed it on the head within the first sentence of course.

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  Topic:   Immigration
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Post 22 written Oct 16, 2016 at 08:49
Modified:  Oct 16, 2016 at 08:55
I was actually talking about voluntary work through organisations like WOOF; http://wwoofinternational.org/

Right now there are no open borders with any other non-UK countries. A freedom of movement for the commonwealth is just a second-best hope.

That's never going to happen. We have it with Ireland and Northern Ireland but you don't really have a choice there. I understand the principal of freedom of movement if the country is connected by land but I don't see how you can allow somebody from somewhere in the other side of the world to just walk in.

I was referring to the refugee children, I want to know what you think should become of them? Do you really not care what happens to the refugess at all?

Oh, in that regard, age is irrelevant. If they made it across two continents, they're not exactly helpless. They're not really alone, they have people with them. For France, either send them back to where they came from or process them in their country. A refugee is a migrant is a refugee, regardless of race, age, religion etc. There is no difference to me.

You know, I actually worry for people like you and Hicks because if you were in charge of this country, you would happily open the gates and let everybody in regardless of the consequences. All people like you are really doing is fuelling the far right.

When you said directly affects us, does us refer to simply the people of UK? Or England?

People who were born and live in the UK. I'm sorry but we have priority here. This is our country.

Of course people die every day. But I think its rather normal to be concerned for the suffering of others, and even more so if those people turn to us for help.

There are hundreds of other countries along the way they could settle in you know. I think you need to ask yourself why they're so intent on reaching us when they could settle in France, or even the countries that have opened their arms to them like Sweden and Germany.
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  Topic:   Immigration
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Post 20 written Oct 7, 2016 at 21:25
If we hard brexit, I can completely see why any country/group of people in the UK would want to leave to re-joining the EU. Leaving the EU will have such a profound impact that I totally think Scotland (or like I said anywhere else in the UK) have the right to have a referendum.

The main thing I personally would benefit from being in the EU is the open borders, it would be much more difficult (or impossible) with closed borders to casually go and teach or do casual voluntary work. People from countries outside the EU who want to just do casual work/volunteering in the EU are generally subjected to limiting work visas. I do see some benefits to leaving the EU in some ways, but like I've said before on galaxy, I'd only be comfortable leaving the EU with a very different type of government.

Let's be honest, how likely is it you're going to do volunteer work in the EU. Countries in the EU have a pretty high standard of living compared to say, Africa. There are people all over the world doing volunteer work. You don't need to be in the EU to do any of that. You keep going on about the Commonwealth. Indeed, there is actually a world outside the EU. It just feels to me you can't see the forest for the trees.

So to take this further, what do you think France should do? Or do you not care?

Well, France is in a state of siege at the moment. On the last terrorist attack, the president said that terrorist attacks are something the French people have to get used to. What!? It most certainly is not. It's because of this freedom of movement why this is happening. If you called a vote now, they would vote to leave the EU too. As for immigration, they're part of the same problem. France can't really stop them unless they reinforce border controls. I'm telling you Ian, the EU is on the verge of collapse. They keep insisting on freedom of movement but haven't a clue how to solve the migrant/terrorist crisis. As is stands, you can't unless you leave the EU. Thank Jiminy, we're on an island surrounded by water.

A superman complex?! A feel this is very much moving away from a debate and more toward name-calling.  But I'll try with a dignified response. You say I want to help everybody. I ask you who do you want to help? How far does your empathy for other human beings extend? Only for those born in the UK? Or only England? Or only your county? Or only your town? Or only yourself? Although I've accepted throughout this debate that the refugee problem is complicated with no easy answers, I struggle to understand palming off the suffering of other human beings as not my problem.

On a personal level, I'd be sad of course if you, Hicks or VenomX suddenly popped your clogs. On a general level, I care about the standard of living that we're facing in this country. That is why we pay our taxes afterall. If it's something that directly affects us, I care. But I'm not going to start crying every time there's a crisis in Timbuktu. The fact is people are dying every second of every day every where. The world doesn't stop just because of that. That vast majority of us are pretty selfish and can't really see that far outside of our own personal bubble.

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  Topic:   Immigration
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Post 18 written Oct 3, 2016 at 19:45
Modified:  Oct 3, 2016 at 19:45
I have some ideas in the pipeline  A lot of it depends if we hard brexit (which it looks like we will), if so I'm seriously considering moving to Scotland in the hope they go independent and re-join the EU, or consider another country entirely, like New Zealand, despite being small they have none of this toxic hate for immigrants and refugess. Also keeping an eye on the progress of The Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation; http://www.cfmo.org/

I can't believe what I'm hearing. You'd actually want to see the UK break up over this? I don't get it. What exactly do you think you can get in the EU that you won't get out of it? And that is highly unlikely to ever happen. They had the vote, they voted to remain in the UK for better or worse. Can't keep calling for a referendum just because you don't like the result.

So what do you think we should do with the refugees at Calais, in particular the kids?

The answer is simple. It's France's problem. Not ours. They're the ones who should be stopping them. They've only just announced that they're removing it or doing something with it. These refugees should be processed in the first country they get to - they should never even make it as far as France in the first place.

Well Mike, I know all too well about the madness of homelessness in the UK, I worked in a shelter when I was younger. And as much as I'd like to see a lot more being done for the homeless, I don't distinguish from those who are homeless born in the UK as being of more worth than the homeless from any other country. Also, keep in mind that the refugee crisis is unprecedented, I don't like it but western governments had to make a decision as the problem was quite literally on their doorstep. Like I said I don't like it but homelessness gets brushed away under the carpet so to speak.

Do you ever feel like you're just a little candle in a huge storm? Your way of thinking would have been applauded a few years ago. Now, the tides have turned. Now, the anti-immigration sentiment is absolutely surging across here and the EU. You have what I like to call a superman complex. You want to help everybody but in reality they're not your problem.
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  Topic:   Immigration
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Post 16 written Oct 2, 2016 at 07:45
I thought you'd be busy planning your escape? Didn't you say in the event of a Brexit vote, you would leave the country?

I really do think all the money we spend on taking 1 refugee here would be better spent helping 10 or more refugees closer to their original home lands, especially since it tends to be the stronger and more well off younger males who come here, leaving the truly poor and helpless, and the women and the children, behind.

That's initially what our government said. Only the strong make it to our borders so they agreed to take in refugees from the camps in those countries. Then, of course, the lefties screamed that there was innocent children in the Calais Jungle. "Will please somebody think of the children!" So the government backtracked and said they will house like 20,000 kids.

God, it absolutely sickens me. When I go to central Leeds, I see homeless people on the street begging for money. But that doesn't matter. As long as you're a refugee, you can come here, get a nice comfortable house for free, live on benefits YET there is British kids having to live in the gutter. And you really wonder Ian, why we voted to leave the EU? Seriously?
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  Topic:   Shane Black\'s Predator Sequel
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Post 9 written Sep 25, 2016 at 13:19
ADI are generally quite good if give them enough money but the studios never seem to invest enough money in them. They definitely got their act together with Wolf in Requiem.
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