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Culture Still Matters

Rich503 Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 9:52 AM
Islam in Europe and America reminds me of Phoenix. For decades allergy people and asthmatics moved to Phoenix to breath better in the clean dry air. They brought their problem with them. Many brought plants non native to Arizona, eg they brought their pollen creating plants, shrubs and trees with them, tended gardens and yards and in time began breathing harder and sneezing more. Muslims brought sharia with them.

RUDESHEIM, Germany -- This week I am leading a military history tour on the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland, to Amsterdam. You can learn a lot about Europe's current economic crises by just ignoring the sophisticated barrage of news analysis and instead watching, listening, and talking to people as you go down river.

Switzerland, by modern standards, should be poor. Like Bolivia, it is landlocked. Like Italy, it has no real gas or oil wealth. Like Afghanistan, its northern climate and mountainous terrain limit agricultural productivity to upland plains. And like Turkey, it is not a part of the European Union.