posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 04:03 PM
I agree completely with you about the AIDS crap. We should always put our own house in order before we try to help a foreign interest. ALWAYS. If
there's one starving child in the United States then not so much as a cent of aid money should be allowed to leave our borders at the federal level.
This includes for disasters, epidemics, and general poverty. And if you think Bush is bad, Obama is a million times worse, wanting to spend $800
Billion in American tax payer dollars on combating foreign poverty. Talk about a globalist agenda...
As for the article itself, I'm reluctant to believe anything a United Nations agency reports. They have proven time and again that they cannot be
trusted and they skew data to fit their agendas. For example, they claim 14% of Americans are iliterate... but in what language? I'd be willing to
bet they are counting Mexicans who can't read, write, God even speak English as being iliterate for this particular report.
According to this, 84% of American adults have graduated high school... In order
for the 14% figure to be correct, that would have to assume that around 88% of high school dropouts are illiterate morons, which I think is safe to
say is not the case. Many high school dropouts have GEDs and many of them are relatively smart people who didn't get a degree due to outside factors
other than being illiterate.
I totally believe their comment on Mississippi, however... I'm probably the most backwoods, redneck, hick jackass that routinely posts at ATS and
even I view Mississippi as being backwards. The US DOES have federally mandated maternity leave, BTW. Clinton signed the Family Medical Leave Act...
what they mean is paid
maternity leave, which is something else entirely. With just an iota of planning you can get a fairly inexpensive
insurance package from a company like Aflac that will pay around 80% of your sallary while on FMLA, so the idea that it's the government's
responsibillity to legislate something that is privately available at a reasonable cost is objectionable to me.