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Meh, I can. Looking at the picture of your fat-face makes me wish we were in a technological dark-age that way I never knew you existed. Unfortunately... that`s just not the case. Those people in Africa are lucky in that aspect, thus they go on living. As for me, I died a little inside today.
In 1980 the international community forced them to hold elections allowing the blacks to vote, and they elected Robert Mugabe. He has held power ever since.
The short version: Mugabe stole all the farms from the whites and gave them to his friends, who had no idea how to run them, and here we are today.
It would sure be nice if all the white liberals around the world who were so outraged at white minority rule could send these poor people a few crumbs.
because people generally have to starve before they get desperate enough to start one.
i have to say, if it keeps up, we could see the beginings of such things.
just look at the "flow chart" here"
hunger--->desperation--->anger---->blame---->consensus of blame--->military build-up--->war
hmmm, it seems they are at a mix of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th ones.... the 5th is not far behind,and war comes screaming in at the heels of the 6th, history will tell you.
i dont know about world war from this particular situation, but its not impossible, not by any stretch of the imagination.
sad. i thought we had really learned something from the last great world turmoil.
"THIS is where we are headed if we don`t stop expanding credit (AKA printing money), borrowing, and spending. By "we" I mean the western world, but especially the USA."
.. Yes, if you factor in centuries of conflict, racism and widespread violence, Gukuruhundi campaigns, corrupt government, bad management, elitism, guerilla warfare, drought and an evil dictator.
Zimbabwe is not starving because of simply some bad money decisions.
THIS is where we are headed if we don`t stop expanding credit (AKA printing money), borrowing, and spending.
By "we" I mean the western world, but especially the USA.
Need moar humanitarian aid.
ARE YOU MOCKING IAB?!
Zimbabwe used to have a somewhat high standing in the world, no?
This is my opinion, as is the opinion of some of the more "nomadic" people of Africa that live further north of the Tanzania Republic. The Tanzania government once flourished. It is said the people of Tanzania came to rely on the government too much. Once the government`s economy collapsed and became poor they forgot how to live off the land. The government now can only afford little and it`s farmers suffer. The people of Zimbabwe have forgotten how to be self reliant.
If you really don`t understand why this is sad, you seriously need to reevaluate your life.
-"Also, "lazy"? Taking the initiative to actually go and mine for your old gold is neither silly, lazy, or unintelligent.I would love to see the average suburbanite do it."
Quoted for emphasis
The Zimbabwean dollar used to be stronger than the USD. It depreciated to being 300 trillion (no I`m not pooting you) dollars to the $US.
I hate typos
It could get bad here too, the Federal Reserve just printed $1.2 trillion the other day.
You spoke one post too soon...sadly =(
As a general rule, the US gives 0.11% of it`s GNI as Aid, whilst Denmark gives ten times that.
Though as a rule you also contribute 20% of the world`s aid. The point is, there are few people who could be contributing more that aren`t. Hence people looking to America to step up to the plate.
heh. A wealthy person could buy the country, if it wasn`t against international law.
"Yes what else can i do?"
he was only f***ing askin
Also, "lazy"? Taking the initiative to actually go and mine for your old gold is neither silly, lazy, or unintelligent.
I would love to see the average suburbanite do it.
and then I realized that we`re too preoccupied with our own economical crisis.
It`s sort of depressing realizing that even the superpowers are beginning to struggle to survive, when they`re supposed to be the opposite.
I wish there was a way to solve both problems at once... maybe just finding a way for the jobless people in America to help the situation in Zimbabwe.
And I agree with Drakey, the comments were much more disturbing o.O