Would you take the risk?

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    LoliHeyposted 2 years ago

    Would you take the risk?

    I have ten thousand gum balls in my gum ball machine.  10 percent of them are poisoned.  Are you prepared to take a handful?  Are you?

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  2. lisavollrath profile image94
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    Sorry, but I don't chew gum, so I'm not interested. Besides, you haven't given any incentive!

    1. dashingscorpio profile image88
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I believe the 10,000 gumballs is suppose to represent the 10,000 Syrian refugees the U.S. is planning to allow to come to the U.S.

    2. lisavollrath profile image94
      lisavollrathposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      OK, then that makes no sense. Where did the 10% come from? The State Department released figures this week, saying only 2% of the refugees are males of military age, and that the majority are women and children. I

    3. dashingscorpio profile image88
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      After the last raid in Paris where a woman was a suicide bomber a lot people don't trust the women or the children either. My guess is the 10% is a reference to "the small percentage of refuges" who might be terrorists in a group of 10,000.

  3. Michaela Osiecki profile image76
    Michaela Osieckiposted 2 years ago

    There are 100 white men in your church, 1 out of 5 is a rapist. Are you comfortable attending that church and talking to these men?

    These sort of analogies and types of conjecture fail to address one crucial factor here: we're talking about people fleeing for their lives and trying to find a safe place to live until the violence in their home countries is resolved.

    Maybe a handful of violent terrorists are sneaking in with them, but there are violent terrorists sneaking into nations ALL THE TIME - and we haven't stopped all international travel have we? Besides, there is a pretty heavy screening process for these Syrian refugees to even enter the country right now.

  4. chris7800 profile image81
    chris7800posted 2 years ago

    What is the incentive to take a handful?

    1. profile image0
      LoliHeyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The incentive is that you live and enjoy gum.  But there is that chance you could die...

 
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