I have better things to do and I probably shouldn't bother responding to this but I feell constrained to reply, like a benevolent father smilling and patting the head of little HITBOY after he throws a temper tantrum. I understand why many people want to come here, and I have no problem with it. Maybe I wasnt being very clear; those that I refer to were actually foreign trained dentists and said that they did very well as dentists in their own country. I guess I didnt think that it needed to be explained since the information was inferred from the fact that the thread was about perio and I had quoted something about so many perio residents not speaking English. Capisce? Actually since he told me that they do very well as doctors in their own country I thought that it might be a little redundant to ask him what constitutes a lot of money. They actually said that they had a nice standard of living but that you couldnt upgrade the whole country. Which means that they got sick of the dirt roads and broken down cars and the fact that the cities arent as nice as they are here. These were their words not mine. Regarding corruption, it is usually the rich that benefit from it and most of these people did very well in their own countries. As far as freedom and corruption in Iran, after overhearing several Iranian students talking about all of the fun that they had on their last visit to Iran, and the parties and clubs they went to I was a little surprised. I asked them something about being worried about getting in trouble or risking your life over there and they started to laugh. They said that the way Iran was portrayed over here was nothing like the way that it really is over there and that most of the problems and the hard line Moslem stuff didnt effect the run of the mill person on the street and that people lived their lives pretty much like they do here. Yes, there are some problems but you just have to be smart about it, just like you do here. Once again, their words, not mine. I cant comment on Egypt as there were no Egyptians present. In your stupidity you are actually getting a little mixed up. Actually it was the $500 per quad for deep Sc/RP that kind of tipped me off to his zeal for money and lack of ethics and he was Asian and not Indian. The guy who told me that I need a crown for a crack in my tooth was Indian. Despite the fact that their was no pathology, no signs or symptoms. I had it checked out later and their was nothing clinically visible. I have not interrogated anyone. I am at a school where about 80% of the students are of the non-caucasian persuasion. In one of our group sessions, their were 3 people from Iran, 2 Asians, and an Indian. Before faculty showed up, we were having a discussion that was basically about what was important in life (one of the other students had just gotten married). Were all friends and it was a friendly conversation in which I mostly listened. Some of the other things that I said were based on conversations that I had with some international students later that same day while we were working together in clinic. Yes, I did tell him that we want people to come here who have integrity and will work hard and not just for money. Whats wrong with that? I want a better world to raise my kids in, not a more materialistic, greedy, and selfish world. This is my country and I think that we should have a say in who comes here. I have no problem with people coming here regardless of their country of origin, if theyre good people. I just want to keep the ones out who think that this country is a personal piggy bank or that want to do bad things here. I did not lecture anyone in any sense of the word, and by the way they all agreed with me and then actually told several stories of people that they know who just want to come here and make lots of money. Wow . Malignant nature? My wife thought that was pretty funny. Why do you take these things so hard HITBOY? Are you a foreign trained dentist from a well to do family who just came here to get his? Everything that I talked about came from Foreign trained dentists in the International program, so dont get your knickers in a bind and start shooting the messenger. No, Im not very PC, I almost care about hurting your feelings, but Im more about saying things as they really are regardless.