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also, i think it would have been interesting to see a picture from a country such as Cuba, where hardly any american TNC products are found in the everyday Cuban home. There`d be no Coke or Pepsi, but TuKola instead. And lots of pork, potatoes, rice and kidney beans.
Well (embarrassed), at least the family from North Carolina had some grapes.Wow, that sounded pathetic, even to me.
Don`t mind me. I`m just bitter cause all I have in my fridge is a half a packet of Splenda, a stick of butter with coffee grounds stuck to it, and one hairy tomato.
Checked out the other pictures when I was done with the first slide. Cool site.
Whatever it was, it was not very happy to be in that picture...
Btw, can anoyone confirm whether the eldest German child was male or female?
"Sub-Saharan Africa is a massive $272 billion worse off because of “free” trade policies forced on them as a condition of receiving aid and debt relief."
Not to mention where your aid goes .. Since 1949, the US has given over $85 billion in aid to Israel to support their military. Similar to Egypt, and by comparison negligible amounts to Somalia/Ethiopia.
I`m not picking on the US, most of all foreign aid has "tags" to it, but when it comes to % of GNP/GDP /GNI given, you were the single stingiest industrialized nation on earth until 2001, now second worst to Greece.
Read sections 1-4. (Short).
Can we say steryotype much?
O, and of course we dont have that either! *sarcasm*
Anyways, we give TONS of money to poor Africa, its not our fault if it gets stolen by insurgents
RPGillespie, I totally agree. there are people from every developed country that struggle with weight and eat fast food. Its definitely a sterotype to assume that North Americans (Canadians get that sterotype too) are all fast-food eating and overweight. North America has lots of people who eat too much, and we have our share of people who barely have any food as well. so nobody should sterotype us, these pictures dont apply to every family.
Sure, all we have is oil.
Well... unless you count:We are the single most diversified Arab nation with only 15% of our revenue coming currently from oil, and Dubai actually exports less oil than Belgium. Our Aluminium industry brings in revenues at about a third of what the US + Canada do combined. (Despite having what I can only assume is ~250th of the resources).
Dubai is mainly tourism, not oil, and furthermore, we aren`t taxed. So our money isn`t sponged off the population either, quite the reverse. :P
In any case, I don`t get why you`re bringing it up. My only point was that out of context, you can just say "XXXXXX is the most charitable country".
It`s not like the US has no oil, isn`t one of the largest countries on earth, doesn`t have particularly arable land, doesn`t have the largest collection worldwide of untapped resources, etc.
I know we are not allowed to post comments that are actually about the link but i`m trying something new.
No need to make propaganda for your country, we know it`s great!
So for all you people with a low self-esteem....Your country is the best country in the whooooolllllleee world....
Now, quiet time! Just enjoy this site and stop arguing, you big babies!
it was kind of interesting how the poorer people ate better. (healthier, not more...)
Shut up about the whole "dong" thing. We know you`re all horny teenage boys, you don`t need to laugh giggle about it.
I really can`t believe how little money they spent, though. Haha, the American and British families had so much packaging. :-D
Nobody should ever lower standards. If you`re not good or smart enough to get in, -W O R K harder-!
A. You still most likely eat more meat, sugar, and other crap than the fit members of other countries.
B. Americans are fat, greedy, and stupid. This evidenced by obesity (400lb 7-year-old, anyone?), Invasion of Iraq for oil, and the only reason why children don`t fail college testing is because the tests are being made easier and easier so more students pass.
Yeah. Invading other countries for no reason is really charitable. Notice how originally they said `they have weapons of mass destruction` even though the CIA said they didn`t? Then when Bush finally figures it out, he changes it to War on Terror? We aren`t fighting a war for any reason other than American greed, so shut the hell up Suicism.
Tonga! My brother-in-law is from there!
I`m rarely proud to say I`m American. Unpatriotic? Hell yeah.
Our daily serving of meat is supposed to be about 4x4x1 inches thick. That`s IT. We definitely eat way more than that. We (the country) also eat a lot (I mean a LOT) of prepackaged foods. Those are generally -extremely- high in sodium (salt, the use of salt in daily cooking is pretty much nothing compared to the amount in packaged food/soda/etc.). We drink too much sugary drinks, get addicted to caffiene, drink a lot (drink light beer! It`s only got fewer calories, not less alcohol!), and our fresh fruits and vegetables? Well we barely touch them. Sure some people might eat more than others, but you can`t change other people`s eating habits. Just because you might eat more, doesn`t mean the rest of the country does.
I wish I ate healthier.
Oh Yes "Geoffry I would love a prawn roostertail"yeah no one is like them they look to rickO_o WHO THE drat CARES oh yeah on that countries by fat percentage take out all the small islands think about it...
Being an average American, I know that a lot of people can`t eat right due to money issues. The prices of fruits and veggies, and organic food is astronomical. I see single parents with children who can spend $100 on enough healthy food for maybe 4 days worth of nutritous meals. Or they can spend $100 on cheap, quick to prepare food that`ll last them a good couple of weeks. And those parents can`t afford to take thier kids to the movies or anything on the weekend, so they do what they can and take them to McDonalds so they can have a treat and play in the playground there. It`s not healthy, but "Fat Americans" are trying to get by just like everyone else.
I have to spend $70 per week on healthy food just for ME. Some just cannot afford that.
..The racism is the one thing I don`t like about this
bigbonny - I see the words "american cuisine" and other variations of such, plenty. Funny how you say that although you`re british, and therefore would have far less authority in the subject compared to an american. "American cuisine" isn`t healthy, but is sure tastes good! :P steak, bbq`ed pork, seafood (course, that`s international), hot dogs, over-topped and overly-fatty pizza, chicken of different varieties (nuggets, strips, rotisserie, bbq) etc etc etc... pwndizzled
Maybe their kid`s name is Long Duk?
You`re probably way too young to get that but maybe some people will!
(even 74% for america seems high I thought it was like 65).
also I was unaware they had ritz crackers in kuwai t ;d
You can`t take two families, look at what they eat, and generalize that the other 300 million people in that country are the same way.
Saying "Americans are fat/unhealthy/etc." is no different than saying "Blacks will steal your stereo," "Jews are stingy," or "Chinese people are lousy drivers."
And, right now, the GBP is sitting at roughly 2 USD.
Also, I found this. Countries ranked by how fat they are.
Rank Country %1. Nauru 94.52. Micronesia, Federated States of 91.13. Cook Islands 90.94. Tonga 90.85. Niue 81.76. Samoa 80.47. Palau 78.48. Kuwait 74.29. United States 74.110. Kiribati 73.611. Dominica 71.012. Barbados 69.713. Argentina 69.414. Egypt 69.415. Malta 68.716. Greece 68.517. New Zealand 68.418. United Arab Emirates 68.319. Mexico 68.120. Trinidad and Tobago 67.921. Australia 67.422. Belarus 66.823. Chile 65.324. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 65.225. Seychelles 64.6
Anyway, I did notice the distinct lack of veggies on the Americans` tables, but I also noticed Ramen packages. Ramen ftw.
Speaking of charity:"The developing world now spends $13 on debt repayment for every $1 it receives in grants".
Which is why no matter what we think of Tony Blair`s other policies, his pushing to eliminate third world debt is something we should all be pushing for, especially saying as the people usually suffering have *nothing* to do with the loans:
"The poorer the country, the more likely it is that debt repayments are being extracted directly from people who neither contracted the loans nor received any of the money."
About the Charitable America thing... sortof. As a % of GDP though, you`re nowhere near as charitable as Japan or Denmark. Per citizen you fall even further behind against countries like here in Dubai because we`re high money, high expat, and low native population.
Not to mention you`re not saying whether you`re counting what the population gives away, or what the government gives away, or if you`re only counting nationally, or if you`re only counting internationally, or both.
If we`re just taking whatever numbers we want, I`d just pick land size. You gave under $70`000 per square mile in all 2003 from the whole population.We gave $312`000 per square mile in just one incident from a single donor.
Context is fun. :P
and i wont say anything about Bonny being a girls name, but stop your bitchin.
And suicism, I come from Britain, you know, where the history comes from?
And I work for charity.
This was really cool, should have shown a little more variety (= little less Americans..)
And yeah, everyone else has lots of fruit and veg, America just has brightly coloured packaging and crap, lol.