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Comment Re:Read: China to force 50 million farmers to move (Score 1) 56

From NYT's the article:

"China calls them “ecological migrants”: 329,000 people whom the government had relocated from lands distressed by climate change, industrialization, poor policies and human activity to 161 hastily built villages. They were the fifth wave in an environmental and poverty alleviation program that has resettled 1.14 million residents of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, a territory of dunes and mosques and camels along the ancient Silk Road."

Comment Re:Alternatives (Score 5, Informative) 476

"I support the ban - our safety comes ahead of their convenience"

But does it increase your safety. What about other countries, what about those that get through anyway, what about 9/11 terrorists, 15 where from Saudi Arabia, two where from the United Arab Emirates, and one was from Egypt, and one was from Lebanon.

Comment Re:Regulatory Solutions (Score 1) 167

"so in that case why do anything? right?"

If one thinks natural selection implies we can't choose or our choices are meaningless, maybe, but I don't, and natural selection doesn't imply it.

My point second point was directed towards arguments in general that use the idea that x is wrong because it is tampering with natural selection, which I disagree with for the reasons I wrote.

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