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originally posted by: douglas5
Maybe we should ask our Goverment's why such a poor African country could give so much to the people when they say America is number 3 in the world for wealth and the U.K number 9 yet we are always told about cutback's and job losses ....
originally posted by: Britguy
All that money "frozen", and the gold reserves disappeared! The people of Libya will never see that money again, but it would be interesting to see whose financial institutions that money is "resting" in.
The demonizing tactics are always predictable, not that our own governments are any better, having their own Pedo's, psycopaths and thieves within the hallowed halls of power!
This was just another sad case of the "civilised" west destroying a country whose only crime was a wish to trade their goods for currencies of their choosing and not enslave the people to the petro-dollar. For this crime we destroyed their country and killed a great many people in the process. These crimes against humanity are disgusting, and aided of course by the corporate owned press, who champion the destruction by our "brave heroes", then go very quiet afterwards and move on to the next Justin Bieber incident.
originally posted by: jude11
Just a few things he Did. Never Disputed actually:
1. There is no electricity bill in Libya; electricity is free for all its citizens.
2. There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given to all its citizens at 0% interest by law.
3. Home considered a human right in Libya Gaddafi vowed that his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a home. Gaddafi's father has died while him, his wife and his mother are still living in a tent.
4. All newlyweds in Libya receive $60,000 Dinar (US$50,000) by the government to buy their first apartment so to help start up the family.
5. Education and medical treatments are free in Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans are literate. Today the figure is 83%.
6. Should Libyans want to take up farming career, they would receive farming land, a farming house, equipments, seeds and livestock to kick-start their farms all for free.
7. If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need in Libya, the government funds them to go abroad for it not only free but they get US$2,300/mth accommodation and car allowance.
8. In Libyan, if a Libyan buys a car, the government subsidized 50% of the price.
9. The price of petrol in Libya is $0.14 per liter.
10. Libya has no external debt and its reserves amount to $150 billion now frozen globally.
11. If a Libyan is unable to get employment after graduation the state would pay the average salary of the profession as if he or she is employed until employment is found.
12. A portion of Libyan oil sale is, credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens.
13. A mother who gave birth to a child receive US$5,000
14. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs $ 0.15
15. 25% of Libyans have a university degree
16. Gaddafi carried out the world's largest irrigation project, known as the Great Man-Made River project, to make water readily available throughout the desert country. Great Man-Made River project in Libya $27 billion.
Isn't this the way it's supposed to be?
originally posted by: douglas5
originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
All my favorite dictators are gone now.
Pineapple face is gone, Chavez, Hussein - gone and Qaddafi, also gone.
Just like my favorite TV shows, on for a time, then gone.
i was speaking to a friend a few week's ago just how many things have happened in the last 3-4 years that have shocked you we were stumped at how many thing's we came up with
Syria , Ukraine ,
Planes vanishing or shot down ,
Nukes going missing etc etc
IT makes for a good game to play one night a group of you are bored [ feel free to add ats ] my old brain is tired
originally posted by: Freeborn
In 2000 there were allegedly only 7 countries without a Rothschild owned central bank;
Today there are only 3.
Gaddafi had turned his back on terrorism and voluntarily disarmed Libya's WMD and all related programs etc.
He had long since diverted all his attention towards improving the standard of living of everyday Libyans whilst investing heavily in the country's internal infrastructure.
The Great Man Made River was a truly remarkable achievement.
I have no doubts he still had his fair share of faults.
But we have to ask; was life better in Libya for the ordinary, everyday Libyan during Gaddafi's reign or after 'our' interference and his removal?
The answer is obvious - so what was the purpose?