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Old 11-01-2014, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Bill Gates: Min. Wage Increase 'Huge Tradeoff' for Workers in Poverty - YouTube

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uh, you're gonna have maybe one or two percent that goes astray, but you can make sure it's...it is the the...you're saving lives.
I tend to think that the dissemination of ideas is much more powerful than handing out money. The parent who gives his child values such as hard work, honesty, & so forth will bring a better result than the parent who passes along a trust fund. When it comes to medicine, I agree that a dollar to alleviate a minute of human suffering is a dollar well spent, but when it comes to anything else I'm not so sure. Think about the billions that we sent to Egypt that wound up in the pockets of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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George W Bush's basic idea in going to Iraq was the dissemination of ideas and institutions. Did Bush have it right and Gates have it wrong?
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:00 PM
 
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Bill Gates: Min. Wage Increase 'Huge Tradeoff' for Workers in Poverty - YouTube



I tend to think that the dissemination of ideas is much more powerful than handing out money. The parent who gives his child values such as hard work, honesty, & so forth will bring a better result than the parent who passes along a trust fund. When it comes to medicine, I agree that a dollar to alleviate a minute of human suffering is a dollar well spent, but when it comes to anything else I'm not so sure. Think about the billions that we sent to Egypt that wound up in the pockets of the Muslim Brotherhood.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/29/wo...ance.html?_r=0

George W Bush's basic idea in going to Iraq was the dissemination of ideas and institutions. Did Bush have it right and Gates have it wrong?
What "ideas" and "institutions" did Bush disseminate in Iraq? I had a good laugh over that thought. What Bush showed us is that you can't force democracy and Western institutions down the throats of a nation that wants nothing to do with us and which we do not understand. Foreign Aid has resulted in more good will towards to the US and for the tiny amount of money spent on foreign aid we get far more from it in terms of international standing, all conservative hysteria to the contrary notwithstanding.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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What "ideas" and "institutions" did Bush disseminate in Iraq? I had a good laugh over that thought. What Bush showed us is that you can't force democracy and Western institutions down the throats of a nation that wants nothing to do with us and which we do not understand. Foreign Aid has resulted in more good will towards to the US and for the tiny amount of money spent on foreign aid we get far more from it in terms of international standing, all conservative hysteria to the contrary notwithstanding.
Democracy for starters. Do you read the news?
The purple finger remains a hopeful symbol in Iraq, as Iraqis go to the polls | Public Radio International
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:27 PM
 
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Oh...a link to a news story from 8 months ago before the onset of the ISIS/ISIL civil strive/war and the general collapse of the Iraqi state. Now..which of us needs to read the news..?
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