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Old 03-11-2013, 02:04 PM   #16
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I have been working in many different countries and I believe that each group of people prefer their own specie.

Very very true.

Everybody (at least those from an industrialized country) belief that their own country and their own way of life and their own set of values is the best in the world.

To not realize this could be considered arrogant


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I have been working in many different countries and I believe that each group of people prefer their own specie.
Let's refine this statement for the modern world: Each person prefers their preferences.

I know people of different races/creeds/religions that prefer different things (races/creeds/religions/etc.) of their society. Likely this is due to America's "melting pot", but it's in us all. We like what we are familiar with and what our peers (friends, family, celebrities, news anchors, politicians, etc.) indicate we should like. The majority of a population will always be that way, whether we like it or not...
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To not realize this could be considered arrogant
Truth...yet it's fascinating that most are still perplexed as to why we have words and weapons aimed at America every day...
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Very very true.

Everybody (at least those from an industrialized country) belief that their own country and their own way of life and their own set of values is the best in the world.

To not realize this could be considered arrogant
it is not a matter of 'the best', it is just a matter of preference, so asian prefer rice and you maybe potatoes, neither is superiour. Same is true about races. About religion, this has been going on for 10000's of years so nothing new. Does simply not mix/ integrate/ etc. Period.
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Amsterdam was international city and powerful long before the U.S. was considered. That is because it was economic power, trading center and had a great port/harbor. Consequently, people from everywhere have lived there for centuries and have continued to do so now. It is one of the most international cities in the world.

There is limited land space and the Netherlands have always built/created land and took away the ocean. There is concern about limited land the extremely high property costs, despite the high wages. I think this one factor in trying to limit emigration is some way.

I have very frequently traveled internationally and always try to make Amsterdam a layover if possible because of airport and great connections to the rest of the world. When you go to a square in the city and sit at table, you hear all sorts of languages, while you smell the aromas from the "international" restaurants around the small squares and most people get there on bicycles or metro train.

The fact that there is only 6% Muslems is not surprising since the the Israelis, Africans, Russians, Indians, Germans, Brazilians, Argentinians and Asians each are probably higher, making the "native" true Dutch a minority, just as the true U.S., Canadians and Australian residents are based on by immigrants over the years.

The bill is just created by someone trying to create some limited support.

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Amsterdam was international city and powerful long before the U.S. was considered. That is because it was economic power, trading center and had a great port/harbor. Consequently, people from everywhere have lived there for centuries and have continued to do so now. It is one of the most international cities in the world.

There is limited land space and the Netherlands have always built/created land and took away the ocean. There is concern about limited land the extremely high property costs, despite the high wages. I think this one factor in trying to limit emigration is some way.

I have very frequently traveled internationally and always try to make Amsterdam a layover if possible because of airport and great connections to the rest of the world. When you go to a square in the city and sit at table, you hear all sorts of languages, while you smell the aromas from the "international" restaurants around the small squares and most people get there on bicycles or metro train.

The fact that there is only 6% Muslems is not surprising since the the Israelis, Africans, Russians, Indians, Germans, Brazilians, Argentinians and Asians each are probably higher, making the "native" true Dutch a minority, just as the true U.S., Canadians and Australian residents are based on by immigrants over the years.

The bill is just created by someone trying to create some limited support.

Dick
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