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Africa says STOP!!! They do not want our Aid. Rate Topic: -----

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 03:34 PM

View Postcommando kyle, on May 8 2008, 06:12 PM, said:

Ive always been of the opinion we should take care of our stuff first. We have our own problems here, and I dont really give a crap what that country is doing to itself until it starts to mess with me and mine.


Thats how i am. Fix our own problems first. Stupid angelina cant even adopt an american kid from poverty.
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 04:24 PM

View PostSilvrdog, on May 8 2008, 11:08 AM, said:

*snip* Original Post *snip*


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Finally somebody in the news who actually understands economics. Africa is 100% capable of standing on its own -- hell, it's the richest continent on the planet in terms of natural resources. Time to take off the training wheels.
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 05:08 PM

While I do agree with the fix our own problems first thing, I do not think we should just up and stop all aid. I think we should gradually ween them off the Aid first. They are so reliant on it, that if we just stopped it, it would create more problems than it's worth in the short term, and maybe those problems would mess up the long term goal. However, if we ween them off, it would get the Africans used to doing things on their own, while still keeping any problems to a minimum. Both would have the same long term affects (in the case of making them go cold turkey, it might be VERY long term), but weening them would have less risk.
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 05:16 PM

wow very interesting, i never really thought how by helping them we are making them worse in the long run.
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 05:22 PM

View Postike123, on May 8 2008, 08:08 PM, said:

While I do agree with the fix our own problems first thing, I do not think we should just up and stop all aid. I think we should gradually ween them off the Aid first. They are so reliant on it, that if we just stopped it, it would create more problems than it's worth in the short term, and maybe those problems would mess up the long term goal. However, if we ween them off, it would get the Africans used to doing things on their own, while still keeping any problems to a minimum. Both would have the same long term affects (in the case of making them go cold turkey, it might be VERY long term), but weening them would have less risk.


I think that is the best approach.
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 05:55 PM

We'll take our Aid back. They can keep their AIDS though.
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 05:58 PM

View PostVeritech Squad, on May 8 2008, 07:55 PM, said:

We'll take our Aid back. They can keep their AIDS though.



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Posted 08 May 2008 - 05:58 PM

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We'll take our Aid back. They can keep their AIDS though.



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Posted 08 May 2008 - 06:02 PM

What a lot of people don't know is Africa is a CONTINENT comprised of many different countries. Crazy right! People usually generalize it into one category, i think it would be must easier to address if we don't try to help the entire continent at once considering how it consist of extremely different countries and many are at war because they don't even consider themselves the same even in there own country because of their different "tribes".
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 06:02 PM

View PostVeritech Squad, on May 8 2008, 05:55 PM, said:

We'll take our Aid back. They can keep their AIDS though.


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Posted 08 May 2008 - 06:08 PM

And people wonder why the US Economy sucks...stop sending Aid to Foreign Countries and the Citizens of the United States can live happily ever after.
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 06:37 PM

View PostEvil Fingers, on May 8 2008, 06:08 PM, said:

And people wonder why the US Economy sucks...stop sending Aid to Foreign Countries and the Citizens of the United States can live happily ever after.



A few other things I can think of >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Foreign Aid spending. The Economy doesn't suck because of foreign aid.
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 06:46 PM

View Postike123, on May 8 2008, 06:37 PM, said:

View PostEvil Fingers, on May 8 2008, 06:08 PM, said:

And people wonder why the US Economy sucks...stop sending Aid to Foreign Countries and the Citizens of the United States can live happily ever after.



A few other things I can think of >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Foreign Aid spending. The Economy doesn't suck because of foreign aid.

You think so...why is it that the US Government cant even help Fund the Resources that us (US Citizens) need, like say Health Care?
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 06:52 PM

I personally believe the old saying...

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.

Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.

I believe it could apply to this situation rather well.
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 06:53 PM

View PostEvil Fingers, on May 8 2008, 06:46 PM, said:

View Postike123, on May 8 2008, 06:37 PM, said:

View PostEvil Fingers, on May 8 2008, 06:08 PM, said:

And people wonder why the US Economy sucks...stop sending Aid to Foreign Countries and the Citizens of the United States can live happily ever after.



A few other things I can think of >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Foreign Aid spending. The Economy doesn't suck because of foreign aid.

You think so...why is it that the US Government cant even help Fund the Resources that us (US Citizens) need, like say Health Care?


1. We spend billions of dollars on Iraq. Whether you agree or disagree with the war, you can't deny we spend a huge amount of money on it
2. Things like Welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, and other social services take up one hell of a lot of money.
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