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Some facts on immigration to Ireland
Handy to have to hand next time right-wing talking points emerge:
Let’s summarise:

Ireland has a relatively high level of non-citizens in its population. But this is down to the high level of UK citizens and citizens from other English-speaking countries (US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand).
Ireland has significantly fewer non-citizens from outside the English-speaking world than high-income EU countries.
The proportion of non-citizens has remained stable over the last 10 years (i.e. there is no ‘surge’).
Non-citizens in Ireland are more integrated into the labour market than any other high-income EU country – that is, there is lower unemployment among non-citizens. So much for the ‘sponging-off-the-state’ argument.
We have had far fewer asylum-seekers and we grant asylum to far fewer than most other high-income EU countries.
The claims of the Far Right and their allies collapse when we look to reality. 
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7 days ago by jm
Opinions and Organizational Theory
Think about it, here you have a room full of smart people all in agreement
on the best way to proceed. How often does that happen? A no-brainer like
that is hardly worth a memo or even a meeting.
It’s easy to agree when no one is thinking.
If the group makes the right decision you can take take credit. And, if by
chance things go wrong, you don’t get the blame. Group decisions,
especially ones with consensus, allow for all of the participants to have
the upside and few if any to have the downside.
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9 days ago by rauschen
(429) https://twitter.com/Mediaite/status/1076093435579379713
RT : Until they admit this in public, i dont wanna hear anything from these spineless cowards.
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9 days ago by delong
(1791) The Hole in Racial Justice - YouTube
Socialisation
Daniel Kahneman - slow thinking fast thinking
&! Everyone is biased, including you
We all cling to beliefs despite the evidence.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jan/12/psychology-of-group-reasoning-versus-individual
“If I see myself as someone who is smart, competent and kind, and you give me some information that I have done something foolish, immoral or hurtful, I have a choice,” says US social psychologist Carol Tavris, co-author with Aronson of Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me). “I can revise my view of myself, or I can dismiss the evidence. Most people take the least painful path and dismiss the evidence.” [...] “But if you take a group of people with some kind of common incentive but who disagree about something, then reason can help them get a better answer.”
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10 days ago by asterisk2a
(64) Amy Patrick - Howdy. To recap: I’m a licensed structural and...
Am I a wall expert? I am. I am literally a court-accepted expert on walls.

Structurally and civil engineering-wise, the border wall is not a feasible project. Trump did not hire engineers to design the thing. He solicited bids from contractors, not engineers. This means it’s not been designed by professionals. It’s a disaster of numerous types waiting to happen.

What disasters?

Off the top of my head...
1) It will mess with our ability to drain land in flash flooding. Anything impeding the ability of water to get where it needs to go (doesn’t matter if there are holes in the wall or whatever) is going to dramatically increase the risk of flooding.
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10 days ago by Quercki

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