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Originally posted by Mahree
I think the discussion on this topic is ugly.
Originally posted by Indigo_Child
Also, our private charities and churches give ASTOUNDING amounts.
(heck ... my little church has a sister church in Guatamala that we
are working water projects and other health issues with -
tens of thousands of $$$ freely given by the people of my little church
that never make the news).
I am not interested in your "Astounding" and "Immense" rhetoric.
If it was "astounding" there would simply be no poverty anywhere
in the world.
THAT's our culture. Something that apparently plenty of non-Americans don't understand. We give privately and through charities. That's our way. Too bad this culture isn't respected and some think that
only their way of 'official government donation' counts.
I am not sure where you live, but it's not America, it sounds more like Never Never land.
I am not buying it sorry, it's nothing more than empty and misguided words.
Well, looks like you can be lead to the truth, but no one can make
you think. Sad. Very sad. You are so stuck in your anti-american
blindness that the facts about private donation can't even get
through to you.
The fact is what Americans are giving is ASTOUDING and IMMENSE.
That's not rhetoric.
Those aren't misguided and empty words.
That's the facts. And no, it's not never-neverland. It's AMERICA.
You obviously haven't got a clue about what Americans are like
and you don't understand our culture at all. (Except that you
call this Nazi America ) The hate and ignorance about
America in you is ... well ... strange. It's amazing that someone
could be so anti something that they obviously know nothing
about and when shown positive facts about ... you just continue
to hate. Simply amazing.
Your statement - 'If it was "astounding" there would simply
be no poverty anywhere in the world.' is ignorant. Even if
America gave everything it had, there would still be poverty
in the world.
The FACTS are that Americans are privately giving (as is our
culture) all across this wonderful country. I walked into the
little newstand around the corner yesterday and there was
a HUGE glass jar stuffed with cash. The sign on it said 'for the
SriLanka Quake Victims'. Gotta' wonder how many of
those are on counters across the entire town, the state, the
whole country. Our church is doing much the same, as
all the churches in town are. Business's are setting up matching
donations - for every 1$ that an employee donates to the quake
relief, the business will match another 1$.
I feel sorry for you. Really. I hope you will find some good
professional person to talk to so you can deal with your irrational
hate and closed mindedness about Americans and our
culture. Bigotry is so sad. Closed mindedness when presented
with positive information about something you hate is so sad.
As I said, I'll be praying for you. This is all I will say on this
because obviously you won't be listening.
Originally posted by MysticalUnicorn
The UN is bad news. They are a bunch nations who hate america. They are jealous of our success. You know, I feel bad for the people who got hit bu the tsunami but if I want to give my money, I WILL!
I don't want any arguments about this. The UN is scum and it is bad news. Mfouri, I think you were misinformed about the UN.
I AM AN AMERICAN! I WORK FOR MYSELF! SEE IF YOU CAN! That's why we are rich, we have better ideas and we work harder. F*** off UN
Forgive my language, even when I did censor it, the UN needs to go down!
SO WHAT? Even if your analysis is correct, does this address the problems where these poor live? Will it just prop them up or does it make them capable of at least maintaining this new level of existance? Who will continue to support these poor if there is already NOT the means to do so there? (education, resources, infrastructure)
I have already done the calculations of how most of poverty will be eradicated in a single year if America gave only 10% of it's GDP(Gross domestic project) It has the power to bring 1 billion people out of poverty in a single year by only 10% of it's income. That is what would be "ASTOUNDING" and "IMMENSE"
So because the people recieving aid are not able to maintain, support, or improve upon their conditions, you blame the person trying to send some help?
I know Americans are privately giving. They have been giving for the last 60 years. Yet, hundreds of millions still are in abject poverty. So much for "ASTOUNDING" and "IMMENSE"