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Old 08-09-2004, 02:32 AM   #1
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From a New Zealand paper. (Love those kiwis!)

[q]Sideswipe

09.08.2004
By ANA SAMWAYS

The (other) Numbers

35 - The number of countries to which the US has suspended military assistance after they failed to sign agreements giving Americans immunity from prosecution before the International Criminal Court.

1 - Bush became the first American President to ignore the Geneva Convention by refusing to allow inspectors access to US-held prisoners of war.

92 - The percentage of Iraq's urban areas that had access to drinkable water a year ago.

60 - The percentage of Iraq's urban areas that have access to drinkable water today.

130 - Approximate number of countries with a US military presence.

40 - The percentage of the world's military spending for which the US is responsible.

9 - Number of members of Bush's defence policy board who also sit on the corporate board of, or advise, at least one defence contractor.

58 million - Number of acres of public lands Bush has opened to road building, logging and drilling.

200 - Number of public health and environmental laws Bush has worked to downgrade or weaken since taking office.

40 - Rank of US worldwide in terms of greenhouse emissions.

13 - Number of holiday days the average American receives each year.

28 - The number of holiday days Bush took in August last year, the second-longest holiday of any President in US history.[/q]
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Old 08-09-2004, 05:41 AM   #2
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You only receive 13 days a year?!?!? Make THAT an election issue!
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Yeah. We should. We work more than anyone else in the world.

Japan works less than us. Now that's embarassing.
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nope, just longer - not necessarily more
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What did Mark Twain say about statistics?

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130 - Approximate number of countries with a US military presence.

40 - The percentage of the world's military spending for which the US is responsible.

Well, you know, the rest of the civilized world is welcome to help us. Guess which member country of NATO has been trying to stop them from sending extra troops to Afghanistan?

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28 - The number of holiday days Bush took in August last year, the second-longest holiday of any President in US history.[/q]
These days it's a lot easier to telecommute...
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There is a difference between "telecommuting" and "holiday" if you ask me!
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I doubt GWB can turn off his phone while on vacation.
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like many others, since celphones were invented i can't remember any holiday where my father wasn't called several times by his company.
So what? It's still holliday
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I doubt GWB can turn off his phone while on vacation.
They supposed weren't working for those seven minutes, and longer on the plane ,after the second plane hit the WTC
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well i don't think mr. GWB makes decision in this country anyway.
All he has to do is to read the stuff that was written for him from his telepromplet
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LOL Klaus. I think that's why he sat their cause nobody had their hand in his back or pulled his strings.

Klaus check out www.jibjab.com - good nonpartisan fun.
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Okay, I will play your little numbers game.

- Number of Iraqi civilians killed during the war and subsequent occupation: 11,487 - 13,458.

- Number of Coalition deaths: 1049

- Total of 14,507 using maximum figure, average of around 29 people per day.

- Number of people killed in the 13 years since the Gulf War by Saddams regime directly (doesn't include deaths resulting from sanctions): 500,000 - 1,000,000

- Conservative average of around 105 people per day.

- In the same 509 days we killed 13,500 innocent people in a combat situation, Saddam could have killed between 53, 445 and 106, 890 people in cold blood.

- A net saving of between 38,938 and 92,383 people, they would have been the casualites of "peace".

- Around 30 deaths of prisoners in US Custody, trials for those involved are underway.

- 1500 executions at Abu Ghraib in 1999, Saddam reportedly ordered 2000 executions in a single day in 2001. Absolutely no trials for guards in Saddam Husseins Iraq.

- Before the war there were some 15,000 School Building in Iraq and 10,000 of them required repair.

- Since the war some 2000 schools have been rebuilt and the Baathist propaganda that was the centerpiece of the educations system has been removed.

- During the 1990's 90% of the funding for Iraq hospitals was diverted to the millitary, this meant up to 65% of equipment in the hospitals was non-funtional and only 4% of hospitals ever got funds to reconstruct. This problem was compounded by the UN Sanctions which were abused by the regime as a means to starve the Iraqi people into submission and attract international pity for their plight, even though the capacity to remove the sanctions was in their own hands. Sanctions killed over 1 Million Iraqi's.

- Since the war 240 Hospitals and 1200 primary health clinics are operating in Iraq, they are better off than before however they are still woefully inadequate, improvements for a system that had 20 years of disrepair take time but it is happening.

- Before war, Iraqi's fleeing country by the thousands to escape the regime. Since the war there has been a net inflow of refugees, people returning home now the regime is gone. If life is getting worse in Iraq then why are people going back instead of leaving?

I cannot understand how people that genuinely care for human rights and peace could oppose a war of liberation that has benefited the Iraq people far more than it has taken away.
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