Olga Ramos Problem is many muslims just stand out a lot and due to the conflict East-West, westerns aren't confortable with muslims. I don't blame them, I guess is a normal reaction but that is not an excuse to act that way. I understand the fear they may have but not the violence they act with. BTW other ethnics suffer much more frm domestic violence than muslims. Your figures were not ery significant in my opinion
Olga Ramos No wonder why islam is so badly interpreted! Shouldn't there be a common definition for that paticular word (and preferably a non violent one)? I don't aprove violence of any kind but I must point out you don't need to be muslim in order to be insulted or chased. In fact you don't even need to be of another race. As long as you are in anothe country you can be attacked. I wouldn't call this racism, but stupidity, and we have to live with it.
Olga Ramos I understand your point and you are right. But on the other hand we still pay for people that over use alcohol and get an alcoholic coma or chirrosis. Alcohol is a hard drug n causes damage equally even if it is legal. I could go farther and say we even pay for obese people (that is not due to ny other disease) that suffer cardiovascular diseases. We shouldn't pay for any of that because they are all due to choices but still we do
Olga Ramos I have lived in the Netherlands and to me that seems legal. You are allowed to buy, sell (if you own a coffeeshop) and to consume it legally. Thus it is legal. Also if you can offer a better quality drug, its consumption wouldn't be as dangerous (although still dangerous). Your last point doesn't make sense as there is no country that made all drugs legal. I think they aren't due to moral issues and not due to economical ones.
Olga Ramos I agree. Legalization will be benefitial overall. There will always be people that want to use drugs and nowadays drugs can easily be found. It is certainly better to provide a better quality to customers and control the quantity they can take. It will be safer for everybody and the illegal drug market would be exterminated. It will also help raise money from the taxes on it, which will help the economy.
Olga Ramos I dont agree with you. First, it is possible to get treated from a legal substance.A pharmacological intoxication has treatment Second, if drugs were legalize everybody would win.People that want to get drugs will get drugs anyways, isnt it better to ensure quality and control quantity,making it safer for the users? Third, the country would get economical benefits from the taxes on drugs, as they would like like any other good.
Olga Ramos Although I understand your point and I agree, I don't see it that way. People all over the world tend to misjudge people because of the way they dress, the way they act, their religion, their skin color, etc. It is a fact. This also makes up another fact: You can avoid those misjudgements to a certain extent. It shouldn't be like this though. We all think we are free bu we really aren't. Even if we live in "the free world" they say we live in.
Olga Ramos I'm not against hijab per se,but I do believe it shouldn't be worn in public buildings.Back in the days when I was in school, I was not allowed to cover my head in any kind of way. No hats, no caps. Now why should somebody else have a right I don't have if we all have the same rights?I cannot forbid someone to wear whatever on the street, but I think it is important to have an homogenous group of people in certain places, specially in school.
Olga Ramos Well in my family we do eat bitter chocolate, not as for the health benefits but we just know other types have more fat and sugar than that one and we do like a little treat from time to time :D
Olga Ramos These kinda of journalism shouldn't be written. I dont think the writer is fully qualified and has a hold of all the evidences (first hand) to write this. It just predisposes people to judge or misjudge someone. If the public opinion turns againstan inocent person, that person is probably doomed. I'm not claiming George Zimmerman is guilty or not because I don't know.
Olga Ramos I didn't say there shouldn't be a law, I'm just stating it should be all dealt from the begining. Making the law tougher won't bring any more good, just a bunch of people that aren't integrated into society (mostly). It is always better and cheaper to do prevention than to have to put people in prison.
Olga Ramos Although you make an excellent point,I must disagree.It is true the longer someone lives, the more chances they have to develope diseases.But, on the other hand, an unhealthy person will (probably)develope more severe deseases at a much faster rate.If a reat number of people goes down this path, in a long run it will cost greatly.I think its more the quantity of people that will provoke this,because anyways there are always going to sick people
Olga Ramos I think the law shouldn't look at someones skin color, but at facts. If this was a racist crime it should be regarded as such, if it wasn't then we shouldn't even point out the races, because we just make a bigger difference among ourselves.
Olga Ramos Agreed, it is impossible to take all the work. But I'm just saying there are many other places like Somalia, Korea, even in America, Europe or Asia were there have been conflincts and atrocities and people just turn around. It is also a pity that in the western world we have been bombarded with images of poor Africa all our lives, and now it seems we are inmune to others suffering. Thats were IC is doing a good job.
Olga Ramos True, I agree. But I rather do the work myself making sure it actually gets done than put my faith in sombody else. They may not get the work done, but I'm not refering specifily to IC, I myself don't know how they work exacly.