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Old 12-06-2002, 02:57 PM   #21
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you know, if our governments would only learn how to use our money more properly situations like this would surely be smaller in size.

canada for instance has screwed around with tax dollars for a long time. recently they spent a billion dollars on gun registeration and ahve asked for more. they have since backed down after heated pressure against them.

really, the government does not speak for us.

when it comes down to the good of mankind, the government is not there.

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Old 12-11-2002, 09:30 AM   #22
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sorry to jump in to this late but a week or so ago the Wall St. Journal ran an article about a man who saved Asia from starving and is trying to do the same thing with Africa -- but no one is supporting him. The article is quite long [a bit too long to post] and I'm at work at the Wall St. Journal typing this and I doubt they would like me breaking copyright law on their computers. So if you want to read it, PM me and I can email you a copy later.

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Old 12-11-2002, 11:50 AM   #23
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Right, governments love to throw money around for various reasons:
1. Lobyists
2. "Paying back" the money they got for their election campaigns

I have not enough insight in Canada's politics to have an opinion about the gun registeration thing you mentioned.
But obviousely it's a big advance for a country to be able to track down the owner of a gun.

And - to stay ontopic - something to the third world politics from our "first world countries". I really hate to see that the US and the EU (just an example, most (all?) other 1st world countries do the same) grant billions of $ subsidies to their agricultur sector, the sector where 3rd world countries could compete and make money. (also tariff protection).
At the same time they tell these countries to open their market for competition, because that's the best (but just for us)


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