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Bush To Africa

  1. Jul 6, 2003 #1
    Bush To Africa!!!

    well he has now gotten my vote for re-election... bush is headed to africa; on the agenda is a aggressive 15 billion dollar plan to control aids as well as diplomatic talks to several countries in hopes of creating peace. Just to tell you, 15 billion dollars is ALOT of money in africa, so this will go a long way.
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  3. Jul 6, 2003 #2
    Re: Bush To Africa!!!

    Don't hold your breath...
  4. Jul 6, 2003 #3
    care to elaborate?
  5. Jul 6, 2003 #4
    btw nice sig...
  6. Jul 6, 2003 #5
    $15 billion for aid? Will he actually allow condom use to be part of the plan? Over how many years? And how much goes to 'faith-based' missionaries?
  7. Jul 6, 2003 #6
    well i personally dont think that condoms are a viable solution zero... condoms interfere with culture, and culture wins... that has been widely debated and the end result is, unless you want to go put the condom on the guy, then its not going on...

    as for your faith-based missionary remark, i am not educated on this subject but i will say that i dont think bush or any other american wants to impose western faith upon african people... the consequence was resulted on 9/11... the pressure would be on him too strong if he were to act with christianity, so i think your hypothesis is purely speculative...
  8. Jul 6, 2003 #7
    Why? He has already been trying to push religion on people at home...he's never seen tax money that he can't give to a church.
  9. Jul 6, 2003 #8
    Wait...explain how getting people to stop having sex is easier than getting them to start wearing condoms?
  10. Jul 6, 2003 #9
  11. Jul 6, 2003 #10
    to your first post, specify, i havent heard of any church donations...

    your second post, when the average life expectancy is below 40, and 2/3 of the people that were born on your birthday have already died by the age of 18, i think you would want to learn what causes this death...

    when some acultural person comes up and tells them to put a piece of latex, something they have never even seen before, on their most sacred skin, it seems a little absurd, know what i am saying??? and to top it off, it is banned by many of their traditions...

    if you want a comparison, they tried condoms in india... hmmm... i think they are going to be the most populous country in the world within 10 years, that didnt work...

    they tried family planning in catholic latin america, significant progress shown...

    am i giving you any sort of new perspectives yet zero?
  12. Jul 6, 2003 #11
    Nope...we aren't talking about pregnancy, first of all, secondly are you honestly thinking we should make Africa a Catholic continent?
  13. Jul 6, 2003 #12
    And let's not forget the Bush strategy of promising money now, not putting it in the budget later.
  14. Jul 6, 2003 #13
    um that is commonplace in all politics... whats important is that he is showing his awareness... and thus, it makes news, now americans are coming to terms with problems in africa...

    sooner or later we will have a reasonable grip on whats going on in africa, and the masses will ask for african relief, that is when you will see it in the budget...
  15. Jul 6, 2003 #14
    So it is ok for him to maybe lie about it, if it gets awareness(and votes for him)?
  16. Jul 7, 2003 #15
    there is no right or wrong zero, what counts is that what he is doing now gives a much better chance of saved lives in the future...
  17. Jul 7, 2003 #16
    Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't...but it got your vote, huh? Wanna see how much of that money actually gets there after the election? Three hints, first hint is that it is less than what you have in the bank...
  18. Jul 7, 2003 #17
    We have a different idea of progress...I understand your point, I just don't agree.
  19. Jul 7, 2003 #18
    zero your morals too often get into the way of rationality and reasonability... think practical and things get done...

    the end justifies the means...
  20. Jul 7, 2003 #19
    I think we are done here...this is about to turn into philosophy!
  21. Jul 7, 2003 #20
    heh god forbid...
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