The National Forum   Donate   Your Account   On Line Opinion   Forum   Blogs   Polling   About   
The Forum - On Line Opinion's article discussion area



Syndicate
RSS/XML


RSS 2.0

Main Articles General

Sign In      Register

The Forum > Article Comments > Give me your entrepreneurial masses… > Comments

Give me your entrepreneurial masses… : Comments

By Vladimir Vinokurov, published 10/11/2017

What do Albert Einstein, Salvador Dali, Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Freddie Mercury have in common? They were refugees.

  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. Page 2
  4. All
//What do Albert Einstein, Salvador Dali, Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Freddie Mercury have in common? They were refugees.//

Nope, Einstein wasn't a refugee. Smart bloke that he was, he saw which way the wind was blowing and got the hell out of Dodge before the persecution really set in. With a Nobel already under his belt, he was quite welcome as an immigrant in the U.S.
Posted by Toni Lavis, Friday, 10 November 2017 6:24:44 PM
Find out more about this user Recommend this comment for deletion Return to top of page Return to Forum Main Page Copy comment URL to clipboard
VV: What do Albert Einstein, Salvador Dali, Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Freddie Mercury have in common

They weren't mahommedeans hell bent on destroying Western Society & Culture? Did I get it right?
Posted by Jayb, Saturday, 11 November 2017 4:20:26 PM
Find out more about this user Recommend this comment for deletion Return to top of page Return to Forum Main Page Copy comment URL to clipboard
Mr Vinokurov's use of four carefully-selected people to argue that all immigration by "refugees" is a good thing is logically flawed in a number of ways, as some commenters have already pointed out.

The main flaw, though, is that Vinokurov's argument is based on the "accidental" fallacy: because you've got four - none of them in Australia and such a tiny number anyway - who are successful has no bearing whatsoever on the value of the other 200,000 a year arriving here each year, legally or illegally.

And as we know, many of them are or soon will be criminals, most of them will be a burden on taxpayers for the rest of their live, many of them will survive through activities in the black economy and contribute bugger all to Australia - where do those 20 year old Lebs in south-west Sydney get all those Ferraris? - any many of them will try to assert a "right" to Sharia law and the complete rejection of Australian law and values. And then there are the terrorists.

Nah, don't need any of that.
Posted by calwest, Sunday, 12 November 2017 7:13:59 AM
Find out more about this user Recommend this comment for deletion Return to top of page Return to Forum Main Page Copy comment URL to clipboard
Not all entrepreneurial enterprise is good for ordinary Australians. Like say a foreign company currently excluded from a foreign market for failing to be as clean and green as we? Coming in, buying an Australian icon like Murray Goulburn then using it as a pathway into our Markets, for their less desirable product?

Thus we lose market share, reputation and even the cooperative capitalism that built much of this clean green image we crow on about?

Arguably, we have a government ideologically opposed to cooperative capitalism, which they deliberately and knowingly conflate and confuse with socialism and or communism?

Then instead of manufactured goods and their export propping up the economy, we want to sell export of last resort! Services!

Why? As with financial services, we can become the money laundering capital of the world?

Or with tourism so that public transport is overwhelmed by pack em and stack em tourists that forever changes our cities and over utilised services! And Professors, PHD's etc can drive cabs, polish foreign footwear and wait tables!

Or with education so we can sell overpriced degree and make them unaffordable for average Australians! Ditto real estate, the family farm and a growing list of staple food items!?

A $50.00 roast doesn't look any where as remote as it did when Barnaby predicted it?

When all that has ever been missing is an entrepreneurial Government, leading by example! Plus energy we all of us can afford, none more so than our dwindling manufacturing sector and irrigated agriculture!

I could go on, given there's more of this (sell the country down the river) coal fired insanity waiting in the wings?
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Sunday, 12 November 2017 10:20:54 AM
Find out more about this user Recommend this comment for deletion Return to top of page Return to Forum Main Page Copy comment URL to clipboard
  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. Page 2
  4. All

About Us :: Search :: Discuss :: Feedback :: Legals :: Privacy