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But America Donates So Much In Foreign Aid

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posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 06:48 AM
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Well, considering that America pokes it's nose into the worlds affairs and when America burps, the world feels it, I believe very strongly that we, the 'foreigners' should have a say in who leads your country and what direction it takes.

Don't like it? Change things - before the rest of us do it for you - and I guarantee that if that happens....you're whinging in this thread will seem so petty.




posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 06:51 AM
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Don't like it? Change things - before the rest of us do it for you


Exactly



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 06:57 AM
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Dunno what you are talking about. What does the American people have to do with the Americans that post on this board? My comment was directly focused on the Americans that post on here.

Stating that in my opinion most Americans that post on ATS have an anti-USA government political stance is whining? I don't get the logic


I don't think the USA should poke its head into any foreign countries business. So again, I don't really get why you are directing these comments towards me.

If I had enough money to lobby congress I would

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posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 07:01 AM
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Here's a good view on foreign aid to Africa from an African perspective.




"For God's Sake, Please Stop the Aid!" The Kenyan economics expert James Shikwati, 35, says that aid to Africa does more harm than good. The avid proponent of globalization spoke with SPIEGEL about the disastrous effects of Western development policy in Africa, corrupt rulers, and the tendency to overstate the AIDS problem.


www.spiegel.de...

TL;DR

The west sends "aid" to Africa to A) make its own population feel important and useful (morally superior), B) boost its own production and C) destroy any chance Africa has to develop proper markets.
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posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 07:02 AM
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Foreigners have already taken over the USA. Israel has the strongest lobby on congress.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 07:05 AM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke
reply to post by Kryties
 

Stating that in my opinion most Americans that post on ATS have an anti-USA government political stance is whining? I don't get the logic



Stating that most ATS members are anti-USA govt was not what I was referring to. When I responded saying that I disagree and I can provide proof - you responded with....


Originally posted by RealSpoke
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And I'm 100% sure those post will never out number the Anti-USA government posts that I could find


And anti-foreign aid posts
And anti- interventionist posts


....which I took as whinging.

Clear?
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posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 07:08 AM
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Originally posted by Shred
Here's a good view on foreign aid to Africa from an African perspective.




"For God's Sake, Please Stop the Aid!" The Kenyan economics expert James Shikwati, 35, says that aid to Africa does more harm than good. The avid proponent of globalization spoke with SPIEGEL about the disastrous effects of Western development policy in Africa, corrupt rulers, and the tendency to overstate the AIDS problem.


www.spiegel.de...

TL;DR

The west sends "aid" to Africa to A) make its own population feel important and useful (morally superior), B) boost its own production and C) destroy any chance Africa has to develop proper markets.
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I agree. I came across this the other day.

"[Africa] has lost self-sufficiency in food production that it enjoyed before development assistance was invented, and during the past few decades, has become instead a continent-sized beggar hopelessly dependent on the largesse of outsiders---per-capita food production has fallen in every year since the 1960s. Seven out of every ten Africans, are now reckoned to be destitute or on the verge of extreme poverty, with the result that the continent has the highest infant mortality rates in the world, the lowest average life-expectancies in the world, the lowest literacy rates, the fewest doctors per head of population, and the fewest children in school."

www.newmediaexplorer.org...
Its like you said, A) B) C) . It annoys me that they try to fool us with this stuff.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 07:10 AM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke
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Foreigners have already taken over the USA. Israel has the strongest lobby on congress.


Testify
I would cut those guys off first. They cost alot for offering 'stability' in the middle east.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 07:10 AM
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Not unless whining has a different definition in Australia.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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Imagine, no more wars,No more British Empire vs. Ireland No more wars Geo Political or based on religion Imagine a booming world economy, Imagine it because the United States doesn't exist. A unified Europe because the Yanks never got involved, No Iron Fisted Communist countries because USA was never there.All the world a warm fuzzy place because the USA was never there....Leadership in Space gone, Leadership in Environment gone....yeah me too, I want my perfect world too.

Its cool man, its your rant, not mine, ciao
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posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 12:56 PM
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China is all about its borders. The little war with India in the 60s and with the Soviets in the late 70s were all about their border. The Korean war and the war with Vietnam were also about the same thing except the world had a different view about it. They helped the Koreans because they can't have US bases on the peninsula just next to the Chinese mainland. The war with Vietnam was also not because Vietnam invaded Cambodia. If they wanted to get involved in Cambodia they would have sent the military in to help. China is not interested in being the world policeman. Russians learned that the hard way so now like China concentrate on building nation through trade.
Russia is a powerful country but normally keeps to itself these days.



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