Come on In, the Country's Fine

Immigration to the United States, 1820-2007.



Immigration to the US, 1820-2007 v2 from Ian S on Vimeo.

I don't know about you, but this video makes me feel warm and fuzzy about immigration. Look! A snazzy animated rainbow flowing into our country. How can that be bad?

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    This movie shows the asians migrating to the USA across Europe? Ridiculous!

    -jcr

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    We totally rock! Everybody wants to live here.

    U!S!A! U!S!A! U!S!A!

  • 24AheadDotCom||

    Great post from Katherine Mangu-Ward, capping it off with the cynical "How can that be bad?", setting me up to indicate just some of the ways that things have and can in the future go wrong.

    Let's start with something Reason doesn't want to discuss: the tremendous PoliticalPower that the Mexican government has inside the U.S.

    Would you believe it? I've almost 500 posts tagged with that term. Pack a lunch, there's learning ahead.

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    What Warren said.

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  • Hogan||

    Would you believe it?

    Yeah

  • SIV||

    I thought MexicanGovernment was one word?

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    So that's what that giant sucking sound was...

  • 24AheadDotCom||

    I have very ImportantNews to announce: my wife divorced me for my MexicanGardener. I hate my life!

  • dhex||

    [quote]Would you believe it? I've almost 500 posts tagged with that term.[/quote]

    of course we believe it.

    you also don't UseSpaces.

    see, the issue is you have no idea how the concept of credibility works outside of your little universe. you see, mr. whacko, credibility is a function of how others see us, not how we see ourselves. when everyone sees you as a CrazyLoon who doesn't UseSpaces, your credibility is VeryLow.

    and that's why your tag numbers AreMeaningless.

  • shecky||

    So many colored dots flowing into the US will cause the globe to become lopsided. This phenomena is called PeakPopulation.

  • 24AheadDotCom||

    Shecky, I know that you were pretending to me me. Not only that, but you made LibelousStatements. I believe I can sue you under the DMCA. I am researching it now.

    I suggest you book AnAttorney.

  • The Wine Commonsewer||

    That's pretty cool.

  • the innominate one||

    it seems like so many more than 500 posts

  • jeff||

    I was expecting the red European dots to get more intense in the 1880-1910 time frame, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Didn't most of Italy move here in that time?

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    If the country is so bad, why is everyone trying to break into it so that they can live here?

  • aghast||

    I'm so offended that they used yellow for Asians.

  • Kolohe||

    I'm pretty concerned about that steady flow of purple from down under. Because as everyone knows, Australia is entirely peopled with criminals.

  • anarch||

    Slave trade included? Emigration excluded? Smooth video, though.

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    What J sub D said

  • Hacha Cha||

    the mexican government does have some amount of influence but not necessarily on lots of important issues. sure they can get the feds to make tequila laws that favor mexico, but I would say the US has more power in Mexico, look at how they "convinced" them to change their minds about decriminalizing drugs through an addict registration program?

  • robc||

    Clearly inaccurate, there are not that many immigrants in the dakotas? None on the coasts, really?

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  • 24AheadDotCom ||

    You "libruhtarians" may not be concerned with the PURITY of our YoungWhiteVirgins and laugh at their defilement under the MexicanHordes but I don't wish to see our granddaughters worshiping
    Quetzalcoatl nude in unspeakable PaganRites.

  • T||

    I don't wish to see our granddaughters worshiping Quetzalcoatl nude in unspeakable PaganRites

    Speak for yourself. I'm fine with nude pagan rites. Just make sure the video gets posted somewhere.

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    Excuse me, before everyone starts getting all excited about this silly animation, shouldn't you be asking about its source and representation values? Lies, Damn lies, and Statistics.

    Also, how do these inflows compare to other countries? Seeing these dots, which represent nothing that we know of, in isolation, without know about comparable dots, moving in other directions and into other countries, tells us little.

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    Those ballistic missiles are aiming a little far to the east if they are trying to hit Cheyenne Mountain.

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