Quote from Jay13x »But I was more interested in the astounding lack of spelling ability this artist-by-night exhibits.
Perhaps English isn't his native language.
Quote from AsteriskThe US income disparity is overplayed. I don't know of anyone starving or dying of thirst in the United States. Most people have enough capital to at least waste all of it on material desires and make ends meet with foodstamps.
Quote from Asterisk »The real problems are in Africa and parts of Asia. Between these regions exist serious ecological limitations which prevents their enormous populations from becoming comfortably modern. You really can't throw enough money at these regions to make things better, as they are poorly conceived or populations have grown beyond their capacity.
Quote from billydamanI was an intelligence analyst for 8 years...by far not an "amateur" opinion. If you are now attacking my crediblity to speak on this topic please state your bonafides.
Quote from billydaman »Please cite the acutal study not just the mention of it.
Quote from billydaman »Does that study take in account removing the current regime in North Korea where a signficant portion of the population goes hungry due to polices of the ruling party? Does it even mention that specfiic need? Or do they have some other magical and secret solution to somehow make the N. Korean regime less opressive? Unless that study addresses that, it is meaingless. It's delusional to think it would cost less than Iraq war to solve world hungar. Considering, in some cases, such as N. Korea, we'd have to go to war and redevelop the nation so we can make sure the population gets food. It seems you have linked a mention of that study and bought into it 100% with your idealistic leymans understanding of the worlds geopolitical unerpinnings, which by the way is the source of most of the hungar issues in several developing nations. You do not honestly think its as easy or cheap as just forking up 300 billion dollars do you? Tell me the person calling me an amateur does not think this...
Quote from the_cardfatherIf the raise in the minimum wage is artificial this just squeezes the middle class by devaluing their labor.
Quote from the_cardfatherNobody in the US starves unless they are too mentally ill to get help. This whole 1 in 7 were hungry once in the last year stat is bull too. Heck I've been too broke to buy food for a day or two till I get paid, but I'm 40 lbs overweight enjoying my $240 a month cell phone plan. Guess I'm in the 1 in 7 who were "hungry" last year.
Quote from billydamanSo an interventionist forigen policy is ideal? You think its will only cost 300 billion to make North Korea sustainable? How much of that cost will be attributed to military intervention to rid the country of the oppresive regime which is one of the culprits of that countries starvation and undoubtedly will control the incoming shipments of food... How many lives will be lost in war to save how many lives from starvation? 1.7 trillion was the cost of the Iraq war not counting the human toll. That amount you list is bull****.
EDIT: Solving the "unacceptable" starvation that exist just in North Korea alone will be much than 300 Billion and anyone who thinks otherwise is being blissfully ignorant of the real world.
Quote from VorthospikeThe first part is fine, better than fine actually. It represents a positive reality about the south that the north has actively buried.
Quote from joandeIt's fair to say the eventually feminists will try to change the law so that anything less then an "enthusiastic consent" is rape, of course allowing the "victim" to define what that is.
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Yes that is my preferred choice.
What's your preferred choice? Throwing anyone in jail that is suspected of committing a crime?