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Submitted by Anonymous on March 17, 2007 - 11:43pm

Ireland's population of 4.3 million is a little larger than San Diego County. Of these, 400,000 are immigrants from Poland, Africa, Russia and elsewhere, double the number from just 2 years ago. At the current rate, in just 15 years, over 30% of the population will be foreign born, and by 2050 70+% will likely be foreign born and Ireland will no longer exist as we have known it for centuries. Ireland will no longer be the land of the Irish, as defined by ethnicity, language, religion etc.

Submitted by CostaMesa on March 18, 2007 - 2:27am.

"at current rate"

Is that sort of like 'my house will continue appreciating at 30% per annum forever'?

Submitted by Bugs on March 18, 2007 - 8:54am.

The difference is that there was never enough user demand to sustain that level of increase. There are enough would-be emmigres to overwhelm a western country that's willing to take them.

Submitted by CostaMesa on March 18, 2007 - 11:44am.

Perhaps. Germany is a good example of a country that's reached the saturation point, where it doesn't do much good to immigrate there because the difference in quality of life just ain't what it once was. The rate of people trying to get in just ain't what it was fifteen years ago.

I think people need to spend more time learning what's really going on and less time listening to the reichwing pundits, and then parroting them back onto the internet.

Submitted by Cow_tipping on March 18, 2007 - 3:51pm.

India is fast reaching that point. IMHO, its already passed it for educated professionals.
About the only type of engineers that come from India and manage to live well here are software engineers. Guess what, In india civil engineers like me, mecanical, electrical, all sorts of engineers can work and live well. Add the benifits of home town, family, friends and the whole quality of life issue it leaves the US in the dust of late.

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