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OfflineAnnomM
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Can someone explain this??
    #1928384 - 09/18/03 10:13 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I just don't get it. America gives $986,23 per capita to Militairy and $24,59 to poor countries.  :confused: Is this really the truth?  :confused:

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/eco_eco_aid_don_cap
Map & Graph: Economy: Top 100 Economic aid - donor (per capita)
   
1. Luxembourg $356.69 per person 
2. Norway $309.38 per person 
3. Denmark $303.6 per person 
4. Netherlands $217.83 per person 
5. Sweden $191.51 per person 
6. Switzerland $150.64 per person 
7. France $105.41 per person 
8. United Kingdom $75.28 per person 
9. Belgium $74.36 per person 
10. Finland $73.12 per person 
11. Ireland $72.88 per person 
12. Japan $71.67 per person 
13. Germany $67.27 per person 
14. Austria $50.18 per person 
15. Australia $45.74 per person 
16. Canada $40.75 per person 
17. Spain $33.19 per person 
18. Portugal $26.87 per person 
19. New Zealand $25.51 per person 
20. United States $24.59 per person 
21. Italy $17.33 per person 
22. Korea, South $0 per person 
23. Saudi Arabia $0 per person 


http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/mil_exp_dol_fig_cap
Map & Graph: Military: Top 100 Expenditures - dollar figure (per capita)   

1. Israel $1,487.68 per person 
2. Singapore $1,003.88 per person 
3. United States $986.23 per person 
4. Brunei $977.49 per person 
5. Kuwait $931.68 per person 
6. New Caledonia $925.15 per person 
7. Qatar $911.34 per person 
8. Oman $893.47 per person 
9. Bahrain $801.65 per person 
10. Saudi Arabia $778.28 per person 
11. France $778.03 per person 
12. Norway $687.94 per person 
13. United Arab Emirates $654.13 per person 
14. Greece $574.9 per person 
15. United Kingdom $530.3 per person 
16. Sweden $495.13 per person 
17. Cyprus $482.2 per person 
18. Australia $475.78 per person 
19. Germany $466.06 per person 
20. Denmark $460.06 per person 
21. Netherlands $404.54 per person 
22. Taiwan $356.63 per person 
23. Italy $349.99 per person 
24. Switzerland $348.95 per person 
25. Finland $347.25 per person 

         


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: Annom]
    #1929569 - 09/18/03 05:29 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I guess you can see where priorities lie with certian governments...


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: BenFungTorez]
    #1929776 - 09/18/03 06:31 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

so, what is your point?


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: domite]
    #1931548 - 09/19/03 05:13 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

No. No point. Old men like me don't bother making points. There's no point.


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: Annom]
    #1931580 - 09/19/03 05:56 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

That's pretty meagre aid for the richest country in the world.


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: enotake2]
    #1931688 - 09/19/03 08:24 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Okay, not to say that i in any way support this method of spending but...its not quite that simple.

For one thing, whether we like it or not, since the collapse of the soviet empire, we are now the undisputed hegemon of the world and are thus left with the duty to protect countries around the world which is why we have military installments in so many of them. So in a way, that is a lot of the aid we give. Another thing is that americans have now become accustomed to spending only %30 of their gdp on taxes so squeaking out free money to countries is less likely to make it. Another thing is that we are not the richest country in the world per capita (at least not the last time i checked). We are however the largest producer of agriculture and we lead the world in donating that and we are the most powerful military and lead the world in that form of aid.
so, although yes we should spend more on foreign aid, don't be too quick to jump on that 'america sucks' bandwagon.


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: Tao]
    #1938445 - 09/21/03 07:35 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I dunno. I reckon that the military installments are about the American government asserting thier power and the mlitary aid only goes to countries who support 'American interests' like Isreal. I think the lack of monetary aid is also about maintaining power. I am pretty cynical and suspicious about the American government. Though there are plenty of great Americans.


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"My motto from here on out is: If someone or something (including me) in my life is conducting themselves in such a way that they can be seen on Jerry Springer, it's time to take out the garbage!!! When you stop taking their behaviour personally and see their antics as a true reflection on their character, it becomes absolutely nauseating." Anon. on abusive relationships.


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: Annom]
    #1938449 - 09/21/03 07:38 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

I just don't get it. America gives $986,23 per capita to Militairy and $24,59 to poor countries.



It sucks that we spend taxpayer monies on foreign aid at all.


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1938461 - 09/21/03 07:43 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

No kidding, man.


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: Tao]
    #1938471 - 09/21/03 07:50 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Well, Tao, I just checked and according to a recent UN report

"The United States, the richest country in the world in terms of income per head..."


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Computer games don't affect kids. I mean if Pacman affected our generation as kids, we'd all be running around in a darkened room, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.

"Being bitter and hateful is like drinking a vial of poison and hoping the other person gets sick" FreakQLibrium

"My motto from here on out is: If someone or something (including me) in my life is conducting themselves in such a way that they can be seen on Jerry Springer, it's time to take out the garbage!!! When you stop taking their behaviour personally and see their antics as a true reflection on their character, it becomes absolutely nauseating." Anon. on abusive relationships.


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: enotake2]
    #1938506 - 09/21/03 08:07 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

nah, thats belgum


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1939797 - 09/22/03 05:33 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

luvdemshrooms said:
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I just don't get it. America gives $986,23 per capita to Militairy and $24,59 to poor countries.



It sucks that we spend taxpayer monies on foreign aid at all. 





I totally agree.  I say america keeps to themselves. :smile: it will lower my taxes. :smile: 


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: Annom]
    #1940740 - 09/22/03 03:03 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Thats the price of freedom , and unfortunately capitalism !


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: tripndicular]
    #1940754 - 09/22/03 03:08 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Great to see you here my old friend!


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: Ripple]
    #1940904 - 09/22/03 03:45 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

cool, im proud Canda isnt in the top 25 in militairy depenses


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: Ripple]
    #1940917 - 09/22/03 03:48 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

And to you to big guy . Felt like poking around in a different area , may make a habit of it to , getting bored without 6T . Sure miss the old fella .


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Re: Can someone explain this?? [Re: BenFungTorez]
    #1941045 - 09/22/03 04:12 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

That disgusts me.


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