Since this is actually a European forum, I would like to hear first hand what's happening to the assorted "across the pond" members who for years have sneered at stupid and bigoted American concerns about illegal immigration. I was once even berated by a GW Mod (not MixedVariety; one of the punks) for specific & accurate use of the term, "wetback". Specifically, I was wondering things like if Kris lives near the hamlet of Sumte? While I never realized just HOW East German Fr. Merkel truly became (she was born in Heidelberg, the West), I can't say that her actions (or words) have surprised me. Actions which are causing just all kinds of really fun repercussions in the Fatherland and the rest of the EU. I could obviously go on & on with each of the EU members as well as the UK (a Twitter conversation with a Frenchman mentioned sex-segregated lines at some fast food restaurants). Of course, I had a foretaste of this when I served in Germany and the state of Hessen allowed in economic refugees which caused much consternation by the locals (throwing trash out windows, stairwells used as latrines) but those people were generally far more "Europeanized" Muslims than the ones entering Europe now. I thought it would be interesting to hear from the beloved forum which has thrown shyte at me over the years. Yes, this is really a viciously snide use of a song refrain. It still will be fascinating to hear your views, and if they've changed.