News Egyptian billionaire offers to buy island for refugees

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    http://money.cnn.com/2015/09/04/news/refugees-island-billionaire/

    An Egyptian billionaire is offering to buy an island for people fleeing to Europe from war-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa.
    Naguib Sawiris, one of the region's wealthiest men, said "there is no limit" on what he is willing to spend to buy an island from Italy or Greece -- where thousands have been arriving -- to provide the refugees with a new home.

    "Greece or Italy, sell me an island," Sawiris tweeted. He even suggested a name for the new country: "Hope."

    He said there are dozens of empty islands off of Greece and Italy that could handle 100,000 to 200,000 people. And he rejected a suggestion that it was a "ridiculous" idea.

    "It's a very simple solution," he told CNN Friday. "They sell the island to me and I'll make a temporary shelter for these people. I'll make a small port or marina for the boats to land there. I'll employ the people to build their own homes, their schools, a hospital, a university, a hotel," he said.

    Sawiris, the chief executive of telecom group Orascom TMT, said the people would be free to return home at any time or stay on the island.

    Greek and Italian officials were not available to comment on the proposal.

    Sawiris said, "I sometimes think the politicians don't have a heart."

    "All I need is the permission to put these people on this island. After that I don't needanything anymore from them. I'll pay them for the island, I'll provide the jobs, I'll take care of all the logistics. I know I can do that," he said during his CNN interview.

    Sawiris is one of Egypt's best known businessmen, and also founder of a political party. He comes from a family of entrepreneurs; his brother Nassef is chairman of Orascom Construction Industries, one of Egypt's most valuable publicly traded companies.

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    Europe is struggling to cope with the number of people trying to escape war and poverty.

    Some European countries have taken a hard line on migration and are refusing to accept any more refugees. They argue that welcoming them would send the wrong signal to people smugglers. Meanwhile, countries on the European Union's external border such as Greece, Italy, and Hungary, are facing an influx of thousands.

    Harrowing images of tiny bodies washing up on European shores, and the shocking news of 71 refugees found dead in a truck in Austria, are now shaking the continent to its core.

    EU leaders are meeting to deal with the crisis, and some of those previously against accepting more migrants, such as British Prime Minister David Cameron, are softening their stance.
     
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    The island will quickly devolve into a medieval thunder dome.
    Like a larger, more evil, and more violent New Orleans superdome.

    These people are evil, filthy, disgusting, and incapable of appreciation.

    Sorry Libs, I had to hit you with some truth.
     
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    All those people on one island? I hope it won't capsize.

     
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    He didnt mention its an island very close to shark infested waters. :jj:
     
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    Sharks have better taste.
     
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    nobody would want to stay there
    they are determined to get to civilized countries, it seems
     
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    Wasn't this how Australia began?
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    No, Australia was populated with white people in addition to the ridiculously backwards Aborigines. The Aborigines had 50,000 years to advance their culture and didn't make it past huts and spears. Their culture contributes absolutely nothing to mankind. It's worthless as far as a contributor goes.

    White people arrived in Australia in tiny numbers in the late 1700's and have since turned Australia into the world's 12th largest economy with only 23 million people in place (just a bit more than Florida).
     
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    Sure, but when I offer people free one-way trips to Africa, I'm a racist...
     
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    I like the uncomfortable silence right after he says it might capsize. an obvious WTF moment :jj:
     
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    At that point the Admiral thinks, "Why the hell do I need to be here answering this idiot's questions?"

    The politician must wonder why all islands don't float away from their normal position on the map.
     
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    :idea:


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    the admiral looked surprised as if the congressmen was telling a joke
     
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    So, some rich, bloviating asshole from a third world country offers to buy an island from Italy and/or Greece and they're suppose to listen? Why doesn't he fix up his own horrible country?
     
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    You could buy a chunk of Greece for a couple of gyros and a vat of mustache max nowadays.
     
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    Under the table, of course!
     
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    While hes in a buying mood can he do anything for the mexicans.
     
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    Fuck why waste an island one them?
    Clean out Chicongo!
     
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    Yeah, that's what I don't get - wouldn't he purchase an area of land where he is, now? :dontknow:
     
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    Australia was were British prisoners were sent.
     
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