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pokes16

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Snowflake means thin skinned. They're feelings are as fragile as a snowflake, like some conservatives get when their point of view is criticized, rather than highly praised as the only right way to be.
Townie, I am thinking we can handle someone challenging our viewpoint. The problem is the liberal viewpoints are so embarrassingly dim witted that they are not worth discussing. We are happy to defend our views, just don't argue using laughable logic. You can be better Townie, think for yourself!
 

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That would be funnier if we did not give over $50,000,000,000 in foreign aid per year. Not counting what we spend on NATO etc.
Talk to Africans about our aid sometimes as they have a different perspective than you do.

Would be even more funny if the "foreign aid" wasn't spent on US companies that can sometimes serve as government-sponsored competition to local markets instead of actual help:

But for all the benefits, foreign aid to Africa has no shortage of detractors. Many critics point out that much of the money allocated to Africa never reaches the people who most need the assistance. “Eighty percent of U.S. aid to Africa is spent right here in America — on American contractors, American suppliers, and so forth,” said George Ayittey, president of the Free Africa Foundation.

In more corrupt nations, politicians and civic leaders are often charged with misappropriating funds designated for the people. Others critics claim that foreign aid to Africa simply does not work—after 50 years of assistance, Africa still confronts the same issues.

But even critics would have to agree on one crucial point: foreign aid is an integral part of U.S. foreign policy. In Africa, aid programs support a large framework of social and economic assistance for developing nations.

Critics are correct that American companies and corrupt politicians siphon a large portion of foreign aid. But aid to Africa has also done much to improve infrastructure, bolster economic development and improve health care conditions for millions of people on the continent.
https://borgenproject.org/us-foreign-aid-to-africa-what-we-give-and-why/
 
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“Eighty percent of U.S. aid to Africa is spent right here in America — on American contractors, American suppliers, and so forth,” said George Ayittey, president of the Free Africa Foundation.
Good. We shouldn't be sending them aid. They would be just fine if their government's weren't corrupt.
 

pokes16

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Talk to Africans about our aid sometimes as they have a different perspective than you do.

Would be even more funny if the "foreign aid" wasn't spent on US companies that can sometimes serve as government-sponsored competition to local markets instead of actual help:

But for all the benefits, foreign aid to Africa has no shortage of detractors. Many critics point out that much of the money allocated to Africa never reaches the people who most need the assistance. “Eighty percent of U.S. aid to Africa is spent right here in America — on American contractors, American suppliers, and so forth,” said George Ayittey, president of the Free Africa Foundation.

In more corrupt nations, politicians and civic leaders are often charged with misappropriating funds designated for the people. Others critics claim that foreign aid to Africa simply does not work—after 50 years of assistance, Africa still confronts the same issues.

But even critics would have to agree on one crucial point: foreign aid is an integral part of U.S. foreign policy. In Africa, aid programs support a large framework of social and economic assistance for developing nations.

Critics are correct that American companies and corrupt politicians siphon a large portion of foreign aid. But aid to Africa has also done much to improve infrastructure, bolster economic development and improve health care conditions for millions of people on the continent.
https://borgenproject.org/us-foreign-aid-to-africa-what-we-give-and-why/
Well I have actually spent time in Africa. And I talk to Africans quite frequently. And Africans do look at money and resources differently than we do in America. But I have not heard them ever complain about the help we give them.