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Old 09-06-2013, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Allendale MI
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:24 AM
 
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Good weekend reading about Kagame. Will he break the trend?
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/ma...ted=1&hpw&_r=0
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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Even though the UK still would allow it Nigeria needs to be split up.
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:34 AM
 
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Even though the UK still would allow it Nigeria needs to be split up.
Nigeria is ungovernable in its current state but is it in the interest of the Muslim North to seperate? Would they have access to the sea?

Oh BTW Nigeria's economy contracted 6% this quarter.

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Old 09-07-2013, 09:18 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Good weekend reading about Kagame. Will he break the trend?
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/ma...ted=1&hpw&_r=0
Great article!
What an interesting man.

Will he succeed? Maybe. I remember when Giuliani took it upon himself to bring New York back into the world. There was a lot a bad press.
But it worked.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:37 PM
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Right again don't forget Malaysia too. Ghana was wealthier then them as well. Don't get me started on Haitians, they're just an utter embarrassment to the diaspora.
Haiti was also bankrupted by France for a long time. Basically, the government under Napoleon said "You will pay us for lost property". And then Haiti was also boycotted by other powerful nations like the USA and Great Britain. Now, this is not to say that there were not internal problems in Haiti, because there were. However, the external problems made many bad situations much worse. When Jean-Bertrand Aristide stood up for Haiti and the Haitian people, he was ousted, with a USA influenced coup.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:27 PM
 
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Haiti was also bankrupted by France for a long time. Basically, the government under Napoleon said "You will pay us for lost property". And then Haiti was also boycotted by other powerful nations like the USA and Great Britain. Now, this is not to say that there were not internal problems in Haiti, because there were. However, the external problems made many bad situations much worse. When Jean-Bertrand Aristide stood up for Haiti and the Haitian people, he was ousted, with a USA influenced coup.
Haitians have no excuse. They still hilariously blame all their problems on things that occurred over two centuries ago. Or they blame god. It is pretty common for Haitians to blame their poverty on some grand plan of a higher power. It is easier for them to do that than actually work to improve their lives.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:18 PM
 
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Haiti was also bankrupted by France for a long time. Basically, the government under Napoleon said "You will pay us for lost property". And then Haiti was also boycotted by other powerful nations like the USA and Great Britain. Now, this is not to say that there were not internal problems in Haiti, because there were. However, the external problems made many bad situations much worse. When Jean-Bertrand Aristide stood up for Haiti and the Haitian people, he was ousted, with a USA influenced coup.
Yawn. Excuse after excuse.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:21 PM
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Haitians have no excuse. They still hilariously blame all their problems on things that occurred over two centuries ago. Or they blame god. It is pretty common for Haitians to blame their poverty on some grand plan of a higher power. It is easier for them to do that than actually work to improve their lives.
I never said I was making excuses. I am just telling it like it has been. Haiti has historically been bankrupted and boycotted, and it continued for a long time. When did I once say there weren't internal problems? I'm very aware of the Duvalier dictatorship. Consider this. Duvalier, where not only was there severe repression, there was disease and starvation, was basically being propped up by the US government. Haitians didn't get the benefit of the "wet foot dry foot" policy. Cubans did get the benefit of that policy.

Consider this. Haiti would often grow its own food. With imports being brought in, this has actually made some things go wrong. The rice being imported from the USA has actually hurt farmers in Haiti. And many of the talented leave the nation seeking opportunities elsewhere. And who can blame them?
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:22 PM
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Yawn. Excuse after excuse.
All because I told you historical facts? What would you do if you were being bankrupted? I've actually talked to people from Haiti. Alot of institutions had to be shut down because Haiti was forced to pay a debt to France.
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