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Why don't they have state-of-the-art facilities in Liberia if George Soros is such good friends wit

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posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 02:12 PM
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the president of Liberia. Her biography is astounding even including a Nobel Peace prize.

She is also good friends with George Soros and even attended his wedding reception when he wed Tamiko Bolton, a health care consultant, last year.

George Soros, of course, is a multi-billionaire and his Open Society Foundation supports the OSIWA (Open Society Initiative for West Africa) of which Sirleaf is a part. She even served as the chair of OSIWA from 2001 - 2003 and continues to espouse the Open Society initiatives.

Considering George Soros' interest in west Africa, his close association with Sirleaf, and his ability to finance anything he wants to, why are the facilities to treat Ebola and other seriously contagious diseases still so third-world?

With the billions of dollars that have been spent there, why do we still have doctors and other health professionals risking their lives to work out of makeshift hospitals with little access to state-of-the-art equipment and supplies?

I continue to be baffled by the fact that throughout the world, hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent on making these places better serviced and equipped, and yet.....NOTHING to speak of has changed!! You would think with the likes of Soros and Gates with their gazillions of money they would have changed them from "third world" to at least, "second world" by now.
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posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 02:21 PM
Because they do it with the best intentions, and that's all you should care about. What actually winds up happening is beside the point. Haven't you figured that out by now?

posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 02:32 PM
a reply to: queenofswords

You ever heard the term TIA?

Stands for This is Africa, it has several meanings, one is, you can't help it, and when you do, it bites the hand that feeds it. Some nations in Africa could benefit from loads of help, others it's a lost cause.

Liberia had state of the art facilities back when they were studying Hepatitis, but ever since the civil war and the brutality involved no-one wants to touch it with a 1000 foot pole.

posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 02:50 PM
Am I missing something? Is George Soros a champion of humanity or something?

posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 02:57 PM
a reply to: DarknStormy

Exactly. That's the point, isn't it. These pockets of poverty all over the world, imo, are just reasons to create big slush funds for somebody to dip their grimy little hands into. Do juuust enough to show a little bit of progress, but not enough to actually change anything substantially. Keep that money-for-poverty wagon rolling.

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posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 02:59 PM
It's corruption. Every government official wants a slice of money in order to "oil the wheels" or "get a bit of flash".

Family friends worked there on civil engineering projects. Let's say you want to build a water treatment plant to provide fresh water and process sewage. First you need to get construction equipment there. That needs to go through customs and immigration. Those officials will want a slice of money to ensure there aren't any "delays" that would hold up your project.

Then once you get your equipment through customs, you have to drive it onto the construction site. But the local police will have blocked off the access road because of "potholes". No problem, you say, we have diggers that can fill in those holes within an hour. "Ah, but the road is blocked off from your end" say the police. "We have the equipment, but alas, it's needs some spare parts. A little donation would go a long way of getting the spare parts." The equipment consists of a flat-bed truck and some men with shovels. It takes them a week.

Then your suppliers for anything imported will very often "be out of stock", but they know someone else who has the things you need, but of course, they would need a little incentive to send those parts over. Even when you do get the things you need, you then have to keep them locked down, secured and guarded by outside agencies, otherwise they "disappear" and strangely enough, the local commodity price just increases. Companies that kept track of serial numbers of items purchased very often found that the part that was stolen is resold back to them.

And it just goes on. Every layer of officialdom will find a way of extracting a "service fee". So the money just gets soaked up before it ever reaches where it is supposed to go to.

posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 03:02 PM
A better question would be "Why doesn't the United States have better health care since there are so many billionaires living within its borders?"

Why are there so many homeless, jobless, and malnourished as well?

Oliver Stone summed it up best back in the '80's with his movie "Wall Street"
"Greed is good".

Sure, the wealthiest have even more...but the poorest have less and have outgrown them as a group by very disproportionate numbers.

posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 03:18 PM
Soros is the ultimate ultra-Progressive.

Liberia is a prime target of the merchant/bank complex.

Liberia has high poverty and high crime.

Liberia has a high national debt.

Typical Progressive agenda.

Compare to the U.S. high crime and high poverty districts that always vote Democrat/Progressive.

Many Progressive governments mixed with the "Soros" factors have a record of population compartmentalization and exploitation.


Hard to figure. Must be the Stockholm Effect.

posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 03:52 PM
Maybe soros always wanted to own a country and im sure hes got more money that liberia.

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