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24th-Jul-2007 12:50 pm
Muhommad Caraciture
Tell me who didn't see this coming and I'll show you an inept government bureaucracy.

Nigerian pupils browse porn on donated laptops
Thu 19 Jul 2007, 15:34 GMT

ABUJA, July 19 (Reuters Life!) - Nigerian schoolchildren who received laptops from a U.S. aid organisation have used them to explore pornographic sites on the Internet, the official News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported on Thursday. [...]

Looks like the do-gooders from the Peace Corp are at it again. You remember? Sure you do... those nice people that dug wells for nomadic people so they didn't have to move around anymore? But then utterly failed to detail little things like sustainable agriculture, sanitation, civic government, and how to build and maintain a permanent dwelling? Sure you remember them...

Bunch of dang social-justice-tourist trustifarians.
25th-Jul-2007 05:03 pm (UTC) - this may sound like a flame but its not
ok, im confused, you hate the peace corps? but support the war effort? I served on behalf of both and think that the first has it sraighter then the second, of course their will be bumps on the road and stupid people getting to the top from time to time,( it happened on our side of the spectrum ALOT under bush) but the idea that DOING somtehing to make the world better rather than either just complaining (like the left)or just opening your checkbook (i.e. the right) is wrong befuddles me, i remember how hard they worked in bangladesh one year after a typhoon, no griping, no political lectures or diatribes, no religious persecution, just effort on behalf of the less fortunate, cant have that can we?
25th-Jul-2007 05:04 pm (UTC) - Re: this may sound like a flame but its not
and yes, i think that this particular instance was bound to happen and isnt what the peace corps is supposed to be about, forgot to mention that part
25th-Jul-2007 07:20 pm (UTC) - Re: this may sound like a flame but its not
stupid people getting to the top from time to time,( it happened on our side of the spectrum ALOT under bush)

You can thank Bill Clinton for that. He emasculated the military to the point that all the good guys left. No one was left to promote except the semi-incompetent pansies that are running the war and advising President Bush now.

My big pick with the Peace Corps is that they are run in typical government fashion: throw money at a problem without any accountability or attempt to understand the problem they wish to solve. It is a form of international welfare. If it was run more like Habitat for Humanity, I'd be happier with it.

Government cannot run anything as near as effectively as private organizations. The only thing government can do is provide scale. For example, no private organization would or could have built the Panama Canal or built I-10 from coast to coast.

As far as my support for the War, I am against it as it is being run now. Too little, too late. We should have never allowed embedded reporters and placed all those violating travel restrictions (i.e. Sean Penn) in jail. We should have used overwhelming force and gone door-to-door rooting out and executing - ON THE SPOT - the troublemakers.

We need a massive build-up and need it pronto. Our military might and presence should be everywhere over there. We must regain control or you can expect (the very thing the Democrats are trying for) a replay of the Cambodian Killing fields. The Dems miss the "good old days" of Vietnam and have been actively working to recreate it in the Middle East.
25th-Jul-2007 11:02 pm (UTC) - Re: this may sound like a flame but its not
While I agree wholeheartedly with your point of view i think that you blaming of clinton is, while not without merit, is only 50% of the problem, the hardchargers on the planning of the war (zinni, franks, and some others i cant remember) were smart tough soldiers, they wanted a HUGE force to overwhelm the opposition and provide security, Zinni even campaigned for a draft or full recall of the reserves and guard, plus an expansion of the active services, which cheney and rummy called "unnessecary" while i never credited bush with en abundance of common sense(and i voted for him btw) i thought his advisors were smart, turns out they arent, or at least werent, they have learned(too little too late), and the fascination with tech toys over boots and rifles dates back to reagan, if we had followed a balanced growth and modernization program then we would still have all the bang, but with considerably less buck, and we would have TONS of troops at oure disposal,instead we have a small military that is good and well supplied but stretched way too thin. And i think that frankly we cant blame EITHER side of the political wills for that, they get ALL of the blame equally, they do what is right for them, not for us, regardless of political stripe, I served under clinton and frankly have a maniacal ditaste for him and his cronies, but even with that said i think that it is unfair to lay it all at his feet, osama was planning 9-11 under bush 1.0 and found his way in under clinton, and did it under bush 2.0. they ALL could have done more to stop it, but didnt due to POLITICAL EXPIEDIENCY. As for the "surge" i agree,too little too late, we lost this one,i for one am not sure more guns are going to solve it, i would much rather us see us move from iraq too afghanistan/pakistan, after all.... the paki's actually have the bomb, and while have been wasting time in iraq the taliban and al-qaida are gaining HUGE footholds there, we shouldnt have even farted around with iraq till that was done, if at all, iraq was contained, it was a threat, but a contained one by and large, now it is a rallying cry for millions of bad people and is turning into a nightmare for us, regardless of who is to blame. once again i respect your opinion and even agree with most of it, but we need to share blame at this point and both sides need to stop pointing fingers, it's getting us nowhere and setting the stage for a nightmare we could prevent if we could only learn to rise above the petty politics. (and for the record, i think that the way the dems have handled this since coming to power is deplorable, BOTH sides should lose thier jobs)
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