Posts by Daman Saini

  • Polity: Refugees and aid - we’re laggards,

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  • Polity: Refugees and aid - we’re laggards,

    And in terms of this discussion, hardly anyone here is discussing Syrian refugees, and how we can help, all the attention has been put on me, might as well name the thread after me. I'm here to stay. Buckle up.

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  • Polity: Refugees and aid - we’re laggards, in reply to BenWilson,

    My age has nothing to do with it, but when I saw that the average age here is 45. I realised that it is a bunch of old angry men, who cannot get the outcome that they want, and just hate on everything, was shocking.
    Just a bunch of old men arguing, instead of physically helping. Can you guys even run a mile?
    Not a mile on the keyboard, I can see you can do that easily.

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  • Polity: Refugees and aid - we’re laggards, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Cut your shit mate. Had enough of you

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  • Polity: Refugees and aid - we’re laggards, in reply to linger,

    Ethics? Never knew there are ethics in blogs?
    Most people are just typing from their basements, only ethics they get to learn are when they come out and grab a sandwich from their mother

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  • Polity: Refugees and aid - we’re laggards, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    "Oh, and by the way, Ian doesn’t do evidence, he is an Artist.
    Being an Artist means conveying your meaning in an abstract form, being subjective"

    YOU HAVE NAGGED ME ABOUT HOW I NEED TO GET MY EVIDENCE, BUT Ian, DOESN'T HAVE TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE, BECAUSE HE IS SUBJECTIVE.

    I WAS BEING SUBJECTIVE, SUBJECTIVE MEANS = MY UNDERSTANDING

    Oh man, if you could say those things if i was infront of you. ahahaha would be a different story mate

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  • Polity: Refugees and aid - we’re laggards, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Ha Ha Ha, Funny thing is, I haven’t seen you provide one piece of evidence. At least I am trying. This topic is so new that there is no way any credible study or information can be found, which will be specific to Syria’s refugees. All I can do is look at older studies, which I think won’t be considered “credible”

    I am in favour of the refugees, and am questioning the government’s quota. But how does one come to a conclusion, because there is hardly any legitimate proof. One can only hypothesize.

    In no way I am trying to persuade people using rhetoric, instead of continuing to argue, which I can do ALL DAY LONG, maybe we should focus on the thread, and further the discussion. That way I can see the facts and do my own research based on that.

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  • Polity: Refugees and aid - we’re laggards,

    This is what I meant, when I talked about where are they going to live, once they are back on their feet
    Now I've provided quotes/ evidence, so don't cry.
    " Migrants and refugees identified a range of housing-related issues in the Auckland region. These included: • socio-economic and affordability considerations; • host community attitudes and perceptions; • the availability of suitable housing for refugees in their preferred locations"

    "While some migrants bring considerable capital and are able to immediately purchase a house, many others are not in this position"
    This can be because the capital they had previously in their home country doesn't translate into sufficient New Zealand dollars, "or they must live on this capital during the stand-down period for government income support or during a period of under- or unemployment."

    "The cost of housing, compared to their income level, means they may pay a very high proportion of their income on rent, or rent an unsuitable house in terms of size, quality or location"

    "Consequently, some migrants find it financially difficult to maintain their rental accommodation, or to meet the credit criteria to gain and sustain a mortgage."
    "Housing affordability is also a key issue for refugees who are in the private sector rental market or looking to purchase their own homes, and who may be unemployed or under-employed in low paying jobs as a result of their pre-migration experiences or face increased challenges in obtaining a job."

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  • Polity: Refugees and aid - we’re laggards, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Steve, these were not opinions. I had collected information from the internet, which one does. Now I don’t know if there are specific allocated academic journals for this blog that everyone uses? ??
    But thank you anyway, you did a good job at least proving useful information, my job was to further the discussion which I did by pointing to things which concerned me personally.

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  • Polity: Refugees and aid - we’re laggards, in reply to B Jones,

    I am not as familiar with this topic as some of these people here, they are obviously experts and have been doing this for a while. And in terms of my education, I can use any source I like to gain information. For this blog, I wanted to find out more information, which never happened because people are more focused on attacking instead of guiding.


    Everything I’ve said is genuine, and my main goal was to post an argument, which I did. This was not a debating practice, it was a learning process. I have provided sources, but then again, you guys are picky, and hate on national and key. So it is pointless to argue.

    It is very evident, that you older lot, are constantly hating on younger people and their education, it is evident on other blogs too. I wonder what you do for a living? and wonder even if your educated. Attacking the youth and their education is never right, and here you are talking about Syrians, you can’t even respect people from your own country.

    Thank you and Goodbye.

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