Friday, February 27, 2009

Food For Friday Thought

As reported by the Economist: Considered in a broader context, American aid makes an overwhelming contribution to international development. What sets the United States apart is its extremely high levels of private philanthropy, variously distributed by foundations, voluntary and religious organisations and universities.

The 2008 Index of Global Philanthropy found private aid to developing countries from the United States adding up to $34.8 billion. Next highest were the United Kingdom and Germany, which gave $1.61 billion and $1.35 billion respectively.

In 2006, the United States government gave $23.53 billion in overseas development assistance. In absolute terms, this is the highest figure, almost twice the $12.46 billion given by the UK, the next highest.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Back into the Fray

About three months ago, I decided to take a break. I'd had enough. I've still have had enough. But I can't keep quiet any longer. Not when Obama-Reid-Pellosi are destroying this country.

I'm in mourning. My grandchildren will not live in the America I grew up in -- not even what we have today.

What is wrong with these people, and all their mind-less minions?

We'll get into that later, but for now, I'm back. And sick to death of what's going was predicted, but not enough people were listening, or didn't want to, or were just so agog over the Reverend of Hope that they couldn't think straight. The mainstream media are still so mindlessly "reporting" the news it makes me puke just to watch, listen and read them.

When will everyone (except for the true conservatives) wake up to what is going on? Change? You got it...but not the kind you want, unless you want to live in a socialist country where everyone is so equal that no one has much of anything.

Government spending doesn't work. Liberal policies don't work. Socialism doesn't work. Spreading the wealth doesn't work.


They are coming for your money, your guns, your children, your assets. As Obama has said repeatedly: Only government is the answer. In the history of this planet, how many times has that been true?

Like I said, read a history book (that hasn't been re-written by liberal idiots).