April 9, 2009
Hey Aquatwink. Bite bitch strings. Who gives the most?:
US and Foreign Aid Assistance
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The US being the wealthiest, strongest and most influential nation, it is worth seeing how their actions or inaction affect other nations. One notable area is US foreign aid. Being a major part of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and even helping to formulate the United Nations over 50 years ago, their actions can be felt around the world.
Around the world for numerous years, many have criticized the US for cutting back on its promised obligations and responsibilities, and that furthermore, when it has provided aid, it has been tied to its own foreign policy objectives. Yet, many rich nations that provide aid can be criticized in a similar way.
As a % of GNP we are s-o-o-o short compared to other nations....but still the Gov of America gives the HIGHEST dollar amount in aid. Piss us and we piss back. Handle it.....
now add the peoples power:
As an aside, it should be emphasized that the above figures are comparing government spending. Such spending has been agreed at international level and is spread over a number of priorities.
Individual/private donations may be targeted in many ways. However, even though the charts above do show US aid to be poor (in percentage terms) compared to the rest, the generosity of the American people is far more impressive than their government. Private aid/donation typically through the charity of individual people and organizations can be weighted to certain interests and areas. Nonetheless, it is interesting to note for example, per latest estimates, Americans privately give at least $34 billion overseas—more than twice the US official foreign aid of $15 billion at that time:
* International giving by US foundations: $1.5 billion per year
* Charitable giving by US businesses: $2.8 billion annually
* American NGOs: $6.6 billion in grants, goods and volunteers.
* Religious overseas ministries: $3.4 billion, including health care, literacy training, relief and development.
* US colleges scholarships to foreign students: $1.3 billion
* Personal remittances from the US to developing countries: $18 billion in 2000
* Source: Dr. Carol Adelman, Aid and Comfort, Tech Central Station, 21 August 2002.
Although Adelman admitted that “there are no complete figures for international private giving” she still claimed that Americans are “clearly the most generous on earth in public—but especially in private—giving”. While her assertions should be taken with caution, the numbers are high.
The Center for Global Prosperity, from the Hudson Institute, (whose director is Adelman) published its first Index of Global Philanthropy PDF formatted document in 2006, which contained updated numbers from those stated above. The total of US private giving, since Adelman’s previous report, had increased to a massive $71 billion in 2004. Page 16 of their report breaks it down as follows:
* International giving by US foundations: $3.4 billion
* Charitable giving by US businesses: $4.9 billion
* American NGOs: $9.7
* Religious overseas ministries: $4.5
* US colleges scholarships to foreign students: $1.7 billion
* Personal remittances from the US to developing countries: $47 billion.
While the majority of the increase was personal remittances ($18 bn in 2000 to $47 bn in 2004), other areas has also seen increases.
PLUS, not that it re-a-a-aly matters to some of you smart asses here, 95% of the wars =today are Muslim orientated. Want we should let 'em get us? Sa matta, aint got the brains and balls to belly up to the bar unlike our slip shod ass wipe leftists puking on this country?!? Weenie? Oh, ya..right. It's all a paranoid fantasy. Praise Allah. May the fleas of a thousand camels converge upon your armpits.
EXPLAIN WHY 95% 'O DA WURLDS K-A-A-R-A-P IS MUSLIM AGGRESSIVE ORIENTATED!?!?!? I'm sure you'll blither puke some kinda blind bat shitte shuffle babble blather. Nice excuse...all that drooling.
April 9, 2009
We more internationally, and it can be in ways that elevate people's living conditions far more than we do now. I don't think we should be afraid of peace, I think we should ensuring people are secure from drought and disease instead of just treating the symptoms. Really how much of that aid is actually used in drilling for clean water supplies, how many third world nations are living in arcologioes instaed of shanties? If we take the opportunity to change the status quo we can improve life for EVERYBODY without getting caught in chokepoint politics and exploiting the weaker nations for resources.
Why are Islamic radicals gathering strength? Because they empower the weak and direct them against what they percieve to be the source of their grief. The USA can win against that kind radicalism by not just empowering the weak but by enhancing their environment by eliminating the sources of their grief through social action. Get rid of the sources of grief and you get rid of the seeds of terrorism. A person who has no reason to fight doesn't pick fights.
April 9, 2009
April 9, 2009
Here's the facts before we dashed into Afghanistan & Iraq, Israel got the largest part of foreign aid, now all three of them are the highest recievers with Iraq in the lead. But really how much are they getting, this year Iraq is getting 9.86 Billion and Israel is getting 2.59 Billion, and Afghanistan is getting 3.73 Billion. Heres the chart
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/ ... 9s1259.pdf
If we get off oil we don't need to give Israel any aid, but I believe we are obligated to clean up the mess we've made of Iraq and with Russian aid Afghanistan.
Now by helping the other nations I don't mean just using the $100 billion we have now and giving these countries a pittance and calling it aid. Sure we can do that, ut with the $722 billion annually extra I brought forward we can do so much more. It takes around $380 billion to change the entire electrical infrastructure of the USA to wind. What happens when we take that extra $722 and then pick 3 countries a year to improve directly with $240.6 Billion dollars those some 70 countries over 24 years of spending we can completely change things, maybe even to the point where they no longer need our aid and actually start giving aid to other countries. By correctly aiding the other nations we help other nations learn to help themselves and help others. I believe it is totally possible to do. We are on the verge of a real revolution in the way we live, we can improve the world in that revolution or we can continue to stagnate towards extinction in the status quo.
April 9, 2009
2 reasons to why only herbivores would not exist for long without carnivores.
1. The population of every herbivore specie would be too great for nature to substain.
2. Nothing in Life stays the same for long. Evolution of any kind is inevitable.
The first reason is erroneous, if it were true carnovores would have the same problem too many carnivores to sustain (and humans having no predators would eat the entire planet, this was Thomas Malthus' error, In truth we haven't hit stabilization line yet). Death by starvation is the great equalizer, and thusly the stabilization line is hit by all species, those that go extinct were too specialized to adapt to the conditions.
Your second reason is only partly erroneous. Change is inevitable Flux is a constant that much is true but how species adapt is strictly a matter of what works best for any specific niche. A planet full of herbivores is completely possible, given a new niche with different stresses yes carnivores might evolve, but its not guaranteed, nor is it completely beneficial to an ecosytem. Example alien species introduced into previously stable ecosystems tend to destroy the ecosystem or atleast put extreme environmental stress on it like wild boars & feral pigs in Hawaii do.
Tell me, what would happen if the entire population of spiders just up and disappeared? Or wolves, or lions?
War is an extension of economics and diplomacy through other means.
Economics and diplomacy are methods of securing resources used by humans.
Securing resources is the one necessary behavior for all living things.
War = Life
April 9, 2009
"CodeBlack" wrote: Pisses off the Muslims.
The truth is, the US does not benefit that much but Israel is a democracy in the middle east, plus we can land there in emergencies, use MIL bases, plus if the Muslims are always pissed at Israel then that gets them off our back. And, we can indirectly threaten the middle east by supplying weapons to Israel. And finally, it is the holy land after all and many Judeo/Christians want the West to maintain control of it. Even the Catholic church is in favor of that, for the last 1,000+ years.
I don't think it has anything to do with gold. Israel is not a rich nation; the US gives billions to Israel every year. Israel does develop some high tech products though.
* How do you come to the conclusion that Israel is a democracy? By what criteria do you define democracy?
* Pissing off the Muslims by supporting Yidsrael means they are always on your back.
* The US gives and gives and gives weapons to Israel which it routinely uses against its neighbours. All those freebies paid for by the US taxpayer have 'Made in the USA' stamped on them and the Muslims (etc) know where their apartheid neighbours purloin their gear from.
* Holy Land? Organised religions with Jews controlling the purse-strings like the peons to believe it is a holy place. Organised religions are merely tools of the establishment to control the people through fear and other nefarious methods.
April 9, 2009
"Aquatank" wrote: Actually outside of the possible blackmail Israel does to the USA, the USA does have a strategic interest in Israel and that applies to Egypt as well, this is the control of the Suez Canal. As long as the USA can assure a friendly regime is in control of the Canal they get a topographical short cut for oil and other goods being shipped via water. If hostilities break out over the canal prices will go up and freighters could be destroyed.
The spice is life.
The US has no real need to get oil or anything through the Suez Canal. If supplies through the canal were halted then only the M.E. would suffer.
Let them kill each other in peace. What they do is none of our concern, especially as the US is going kaput and is in dire need of sorting its own country out.
April 9, 2009
April 9, 2009
"screamzero" wrote: One son-of-a-bitchin' virtue straightens all this stuff out..
."Commerce with a Conscience." SM ©
...and what's real friggin' stupid is some lame moral equivalence between
killing and murder.
Come jack w/ me when I'm minding my my own...better yet Aquanuts and Netlies,
imagine me an evil bitch and let me starve you first and then pop you in your
faces with a pistol butt and you just sit there and take it.
You will take take it won't you? First imagine no law near by to stop me. Boner heads.
After your finished with stopping my crazy ass (and you will want to) you will be
hungry...and tired...and weak. Have some protein w/ your veggies. Fish will do.
Thats a delicious LIVING creature. DON'T MURDER IT!!!
sIMPLE wRECKS...flippin' moral equivalences...what a jack ass concept.
* Clearly you were fanatically masturbating when you wrote that drivel (as usual).