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Old 09-07-2019, 06:28 PM
 
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Still the greatest nation in the world, perhaps second only to the late and great Rhodesia. We must not be too bad if the majority of the world is obsessed with getting to live in the good old US of A.
Nothing wrong with the nation and it's many varied opportunities for advancement but some of the people constantly whining about how they are hard done by and constantly taken advantage of by others is just mind numbing.
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Old 09-08-2019, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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The economy may average out as wealthy but that wealth is held by the few. Most live in poverty, from what I have heard. I have read that the wealthy are SO wealthy that it skews the results.

I think they could qualify for temporary refugee status in the US but for permanent residency it would have to be a British country since they are part of the commonwealth. I was thinking of Canada but with the vast difference in climate, I then thought of Australia. In a perfect world (ha!) they would be given their choice of resettlement in any of the commonwealth nations and their islands would be abandoned as uninhabitable. Maybe their more southerly islands are able to be lived upon, but I don't see any booming economy or future there either. Abandon it and quit while you're ahead. Some places are just to be visited and enjoyed for the scenery but not to be lived on.
Steady on in-newengland.

Britain already has RFA Mount Bay in the area and is already giving out aid, whilst a second ship HMS Protector is on it's way with more medical supplies, food and aid.

The UK has a significant caribbean population, indeed the Notting Hill Carnival is one of the largest street carnivals in the world, whilst we enjoy carribean food and culture in the UK and have a shared passion with the West Indies in terms of cricket, indeed the West Indies have produced some grest cricketers. Britain will do it's best to help the Bahamas, although our 14 Billion Foreign Aid Budget can not be used because the Bahamas is not deemed poor enough according to the UN, so mone and resources will have to come from other Government funds and charity donations.

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Old 09-08-2019, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Florida
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What is the point of this post?
Same as your post saying they should go to Canada
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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They are not cattle they are humans who will go where they are welcomed. And Florida always opens their hearts- those transplants don’t like it - go home.
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Old 09-08-2019, 11:31 AM
 
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Same as your post saying they should go to Canada
I wasn't saying Bahamians should go to Canada, as in "go there, not here." Someone else was talking about how maybe they would consider it but the climate is a lot different - as if it may stop them - and I explained that at least for St. Lucians, Canada is a common destination for expats. Followed up by someone else saying Canada is a rather popular destination for people all over the Caribbean. I don't care where Bahamians go. They should go where they want, or stay and rebuild if they want.
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Old 09-08-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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I certainly hope that will not be the case, and I am certainly not ready to predict it.

After being through several direct hits in Florida, I will tell you hurricans bring out the best and the worst in people. I got to know my neighbors better over hurricane preps and helping each other afterwards than beforehand. But there was a huge amount of opportunistic looting. If you think that doesn't happen after a hurricane in the U.S., you are wrong. You hope the good outweighs the bad, but the bad is always there.
In my opinion the good well outweighs the bad. But the bad outweighs the good in coverage.
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Old Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Status: "Hard work is never easy" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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Our update.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaaY...ature=youtu.be
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Old Yesterday, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Boston
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savages kill each other, always been that way.
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Old Yesterday, 09:54 AM
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Location: Florida/Tennessee
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savages kill each other, always been that way.
We're talking about the Bahamas not Chicago.
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Old Yesterday, 10:02 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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The Bahamas have a murder rate on par with South Africa or Brazil. About six times greater than the USA.

Their hold on the rule of law is very slim. It is totally imposed top-down.

We will get incredible stories of savagery as news starts leaking out.

In the U.S., with heavily armed neighborhoods, when government breaks down, neighborhood militias spontaneously form in a day, preserving order and a rough rule of law.










https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ne-Dorian.html
The battle for resources on a small scale. Just think if it were worldwide.
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