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fuerteventura declares emergency humanitarian

Fuerteventura declares humanitarian emergency
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Following the arrival of a boat-load of migrants recently, who claimed to be children, the authorities have declared a humanitarian emergency.  This measure allows the authorities to put into place whatever might be needed to cope with further arrivals of migrants who claim to be minors.
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(08-11-2018, 10:51 PM)“bedouin Wrote: Following the arrival of a boat-load of migrants recently, who claimed to be children, the authorities have declared a humanitarian emergency.  This measure allows the authorities to put into place whatever might be needed to cope with further arrivals of migrants who claim to be minors.

I have seen a few of these before “claiming” to be children. Might be genuine as some are but in most cases just another scam to gain sympathy from the plethora of snowflakes around these days !! 
It always amazes me that the vast majority of the occupants of these boats are young men !!! 
In my opinion they are more than likely economic migrants NOT scared & threatened people trying to save their families from a desperate conflict situation. 
I know it may cause offence to some people but I strongly believe they should not be allowed to land (as they do in Australia) but towed back to where they came from. The difference with my attitude to the Australian method is we should not be paying someone else to keep them in camps.
Just tell me when I can retire   Cool
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(08-11-2018, 11:05 PM)Spitfire58 Wrote: I have seen a few of these before “claiming” to be children. Might be genuine as some are but in most cases just another scam to gain sympathy from the plethora of snowflakes around these days !! 
It always amazes me that the vast majority of the occupants of these boats are young men !!! 
In my opinion there are more than likely economic migrants NOT scared & threatened people trying to save their families from a desperate conflict situation. 
I know it may cause offence to some people but I strongly believe they should not be allowed to land (as they do in Australia) but towed back to where they came from. The difference with my attitude to the Australian method is we should not be paying someone else to keep them in camps.

Completely agree.  I can't understand how the authorities claim to believe that these people are "children".  The do-gooders are now running the asylum. Just recently, there have been news reports about a pupil with a moustache and beard in a secondary school in Suffolk.  Photos have been posted on social media, prompting some parents to threaten to remove their children from the Suffolk school unless his “real” age is established. The Year 11 pupil, said to be 15 and originally from Iran, started at Stoke High School, Ipswich, in September having arrived in the UK unaccompanied earlier this year. A school pupil posted a picture on Snapchat of his new GCSE classmate asking: “How’s there a 30-year-old man in our maths class?”
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Here's the story about the "child student in Suffolk" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11...ims-adult/
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Disappointed with the tone of this post and the use of the phrase, "snowflake".  Thought I let that behind in the other place.
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(09-11-2018, 05:38 PM)Perrypower1 Wrote: Disappointed with the tone of this post and the use of the phrase, "snowflake".  Thought I let that behind in the other place.

According to Wikipedia, Generation Snowflake, or Snowflake Generation, is a neologistic term used to characterise the young adults of the 2010s as being more prone to taking offence and less resilient than previous generations, or as being too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own.
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At least have the good grace of putting the entire statement from Wikipedia...The term is considered derogatory.

The term Snowflake as a slang term involves the derogatory usage of the word snowflake to refer to a person. Its meaning may include a person perceived by others to have an inflated sense of uniqueness or an unwarranted sense of entitlement, or to be over-emotional, easily offended, and unable to deal with opposing opinions. Common usages include the terms special snowflakeGeneration Snowflake, and snowflake as a politicized insult. The term is considered derogatory.
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Think you’re being rather over sensitive Pp1
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It isn't the topic Ron it is the tone.  Surely we can make our points on here without being rude, or mean or condescending to others.  

I set a high standard.   If others do not wish to rise to that level that is their Perogative but they should expect to get challenged on it...politely of course.  

I suggest you and I leave it at that but by all means have the last word if you feel so inclined.  
Best regards, Perry
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(10-11-2018, 12:16 AM)Perrypower1 Wrote: I set a high standard.   If others do not wish to rise to that level that is their Perogative but they should expect to get challenged on it...politely of course.  

May I politely mention that the word is "prerogative"? Wink
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