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    Re: Global Wealth Can Heal the Planet

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    that is correct. Africa, for example, has received the equivalent of three Marshall Plans in public aid; yet remains mired in chaos poverty and suffering.

    a bug in the plans of all wealth-distributionists everywhere: you can't make people rich by giving them money.
    the biggest problem in africa is how it was carved up after WW2, it should've been along tribal lines rather than european territories.

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    Re: Global Wealth Can Heal the Planet

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    the biggest problem in africa is how it was carved up after WW2, it should've been along tribal lines rather than european territories.

    It all depends on who has control.

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    Re: Global Wealth Can Heal the Planet

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Two examples of why throwing money at problems doesn't fix them: Africa (as mentioned above) and American Ghettos.

    Am I wrong here?
    Not wrong at all. We think we can slap a money bandaid on problems and fix them, but we are covering up and enabling the core of the problem to continue. When we fail to allow laws of nature to work, we really screw things up, then we inherit the responsibility for them.

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    Re: Global Wealth Can Heal the Planet

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    the biggest problem in africa is how it was carved up after WW2, it should've been along tribal lines rather than european territories.
    The problems started prior to WW2. And yes it was because Europeans went perpendicular to tribal bands when drawing their countries. It was brilliant in terms of destroying such a large continent with just a few lines on a map, but in the long run now we have to listen to every bleeding heart bitch about it and now the whole world is paying into the cesspool because of Europe's greed. This is why I suggest we cease all American aid to the region until Europe triples what we have put into the region.


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    Re: Global Wealth Can Heal the Planet

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Two examples of why throwing money at problems doesn't fix them: Africa (as mentioned above) and American Ghettos.

    Am I wrong here?
    no you are not; indeed it is possible to argue effectively that the aid given to both communities has made them worse off. apparently you can't make someone rich by giving them money, but you can keep them poor.

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    Re: Global Wealth Can Heal the Planet

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    capitalism that has caused global warming. You don't have to be a communist to say that.
    No you don't, but have to have been :

    A. under a rock for the last decade of global COOLING!!

    B. Totally disconnected reality.

    C. or simply Enviro-fascist who stands to gain from the destruction of capitalism.

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    Re: Global Wealth Can Heal the Planet

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Two examples of why throwing money at problems doesn't fix them: Africa (as mentioned above) and American Ghettos.

    Am I wrong here?
    You left out public education.
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    Re: Global Wealth Can Heal the Planet

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    The problems started prior to WW2. And yes it was because Europeans went perpendicular to tribal bands when drawing their countries. It was brilliant in terms of destroying such a large continent with just a few lines on a map, but in the long run now we have to listen to every bleeding heart bitch about it and now the whole world is paying into the cesspool because of Europe's greed. This is why I suggest we cease all American aid to the region until Europe triples what we have put into the region.

    It must piss the liberals off to no end to see the United States missing from the list.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: Global Wealth Can Heal the Planet

    Eh, we can still be blamed for the Slave Trade. You know, the one in which African tribal leaders went to war with each other, enslaved and sold their captured foes to the Spanish or British, who then shipped them to the Caribbean or Central America?

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    Re: Global Wealth Can Heal the Planet

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    The problems started prior to WW2. And yes it was because Europeans went perpendicular to tribal bands when drawing their countries. It was brilliant in terms of destroying such a large continent with just a few lines on a map, but in the long run now we have to listen to every bleeding heart bitch about it and now the whole world is paying into the cesspool because of Europe's greed. This is why I suggest we cease all American aid to the region until Europe triples what we have put into the region.

    Ah yes, the Scramble of 1880. US pretty much did nothing on that continent.

    Notice the picture with the "workers" without limbs:
    Scramble for Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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