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  1. Donkeys And Elephants?

    I saw this in a blog and thought it was pretty interesting. It's pretty coincidental. Donkeys and Elephants
  2. The House Of Saud

    Shukran. That was a VERY, VERY interesting video. The whole history of Saudi Arabia is pretty amazing. Also, a few days after Bush agreed to announce his policies on israel the Towers were hit... extremely bad timing. Also If you've ever seen the movie "The Kingdom" the whole intro are clips and quotes from this documentary. There's better quality of the doc [at] you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_video.google(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/videoplay?docid=43...zBISaqQLsxOWWCg if you want to use this one.
  3. The World Food Program Is Counterproductive

    lmao. Wow do you ever say anything that's of any value to a discussion? Do you even know what a strawman arguement is? My comment was for you to be more sensitive. (BTW this debate is about the World Food Program and Food charities.) And just for the record here would be some examples of a strawman arguement: YOU: US AID Food programs have "worked quite well for the last forty or so years" (lol, wow) ME: No, because third world countries are not flourishing. YOU: US AID Food programs have "worked quite well for the last forty or so years" ME: No, Much of the third world doesn't like us.
  4. The World Food Program Is Counterproductive

    Also, the way you wrote that belittles the Burmese people. Just because they've gone through a natural disaster doesn't mean you should talk about them as if they are helpless or can't fend for themselves. You could've just said "assist", "aid", or something of that nature.
  5. The World Food Program Is Counterproductive

    Oh thats right! Because world news is all-knowing, and reports everything that they should. lol. :sl: I bet you get all your news from FOX huh? Usually if World News reports charitable donations, its because corporation, government, or charitable organizations' public relations announce it.
  6. Motley Caps:[using large font size is not allowed] Rate stocks and get points for being correct. This is my favorite, and I learned so much from this site. (Look me up, I'm "Deliman8") Trading Markets Daily Stock Trading Contest:[using large font size is not allowed] Win $1000 if you can guess correctly where stocks are going each market day. Beat the Street:[using large font size is not allowed] Win $5000. I haven't really messed with this one too much yet, but I know it Jim Cramer's site and its $5000! CNBC Million Dollar Challenge: (contest finishes July 18, 2008)[using large font size is not allowed] What's different this time? Where should we start? First of all, you can trade currencies as well as stocks. We're also giving you more chances to earn Bonus Bucks each day with 6 daily trivia questions. Oh, and six of you will be able to share in the cash prize pool of $1,000,000 this time! And we're giving away 10 unbelievable weekly prizes including: - Nine holes of golf with Annika and a package at her academy - A seat at the 2009 World Series of Poker - A trip to Royal Plantation in Jamaica, flying privately on Blue Star Jets - Two tickets to Super Bowl XLIII Investopedia's Simulator:[using large font size is not allowed] stock market game is like a fantasy sports pool for investing - it simulates the experience of trading in the stock market. If you guys know any others post 'em here:[using large font size is not allowed]
  7. I couldn't attend because I live in the US, but this looks interesting. I've always been Curious to know how Pac was in real life, and Napolean was one of his best friends. Also, Napoleon is Muslim isn't he? I think Tupac was referring to him in that song "I Ain't Mad At Cha".
  8. The Commanding Heights Part One: [using large font size is not allowed]The Battle of Ideas "A global economy, energized by technological change and unprecedented flows of people and money, collapses in the wake of a terrorist attack .... The year is 1914. Worldwide war results, exhausting the resources of the great powers and convincing many that the economic system itself is to blame. From the ashes of the catastrophe, an intellectual and political struggle ignites between the powers of government and the forces of the marketplace, each determined to reinvent the world's economic order. Two individuals emerge whose ideas, shaped by very different experiences, will inform this debate and carry it forward. One is a brilliant, unconventional Englishman named John Maynard Keynes. The other is an outspoken émigré from ravaged Austria, Friedrich von Hayek. But a worldwide depression holds the capitalist nations in its grip. In opposition to both Keynes and Hayek stand not only Hitler's Third Reich but Stalin's Soviet Union, schooled in the communist ideologies of Marx and Lenin and bent on obliterating the capitalist system altogether. For more than half a century the battle of ideas will rage. From the totalitarian socialist systems to the fascist states, from the independent nations of the developing world to the mixed economies of Europe and the regulated capitalism of the United States, government planning will gradually take over the commanding heights. But in the 1970s, with Keynesian theory at its height and communism fully entrenched, economic stagnation sets in on all sides. When a British grocer's daughter and a former Hollywood actor become heads of state, they join forces around the ideas of Hayek, and new political and economic policies begin to transform the world. " Commanding Heights Part Two:[using large font size is not allowed] The Agony of Reform "As the 1980s begin and the Cold War grinds on, the existing world order appears firmly in place. Yet beneath the surface powerful currents are carving away at the economic foundations. Western democracies still struggle with deficits and inflation, while communism hides the failure of its command economy behind a facade of military might. In Latin America populist dictators strive to thwart foreign economic exploitation, piling up debt and igniting hyperinflation in the process. In India and Africa bureaucracies established to end poverty through scientific planning spawn black markets and corruption and stifle enterprise. Worldwide, the strategies of government planning are failing to produce their intended results. From Bolivia and Peru to Poland and Russia, the free-market policies of Thatcher and Reagan are looked to as a possible blueprint for escape. One by one, economies in crisis adopt "shock therapy" -- a rapid conversion to free-market capitalism. As the command economies totter and collapse, privatization transfers economic power back into entrepreneurial hands, and whole societies go through wrenching change. For some the demands and opportunities of the market provide a longed for liberation. Others, lacking the means to adapt, see their security and livelihood swept away. In this new capitalist revolution enlightened enterprise and cynical exploitation thrive alike. The sum total of global wealth expands, but its unequal distribution increases, too, and economic regeneration exacts a high human price." Commanding Heights Part Three:[using large font size is not allowed] The New Rules of the Game "With communism discredited, more and more nations harness their fortunes to the global free-market. China, Southeast Asia, India, Eastern Europe, and Latin America all compete to attract the developed world's investment capital, and tariff barriers fall. In the United States Republican and Democratic administrations both embrace unfettered globalization over the objections of organized labor. But as new technology and ideas drive profound economic change, unforeseen events unfold. A Mexican economic meltdown sends the Clinton administration scrambling. Internet-linked financial markets, unrestricted capital flows, and floating currencies drive levels of speculative investment that dwarf trade in actual goods and services. Fueled by electronic capital and a global workforce ready to adapt, entrepreneurs create multinational corporations with valuations greater than entire national economies. When huge pension funds go hunting higher returns in emerging markets, enterprise flourishes where poverty once ruled, but risk grows, too. In Thailand the huge reservoir of available capital proves first a blessing, then a curse. Soon all Asia is engulfed in an economic crisis, and financial contagion spreads throughout the world, until Wall Street itself is threatened. A single global market is now the central economic reality. As the force of its effects is felt, popular unease grows. Is the system just too complex to be controlled, or is it an insiders' game played at outsiders' expense? New centers of opposition to globalization form and the debate turns violent over who will rewrite the rules. Yet prosperity continues to spread with the expansion of trade, even as the gulf widens further between rich and poor. Imbalances too dangerous for the system to ignore now drive its stakeholders to devise new means to include the dispossessed lest, once again, terrorism and war destroy the stability of a deeply interconnected world."
  9. First Thousand Words In Arabic

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  11. The World Food Program Is Counterproductive

    None of us know what Muslim countries have done, will do or wont do. Muslims aren't really suppose to go around announcing what good deeds they've done.
  12. The World Food Program Is Counterproductive

    Where can the money go:[using large font size is not allowed] 1. To programs that TEACH farmers how to farm better. 2. To buy better farming technology 3. To help fund African government farming subsidies. You've just proved my point with the Somalia example.[using large font size is not allowed] Thanks, thats a perfect example of what happens when you just give away food. When somethings free, everyone feels like they are entitled to it (especially powerful warlords). Yes free food can help in the short run but it makes people dependent, and in Somalia's case it had political complications. You also said that the system has worked "well" for the last forty years. :sl: :sl: What do you mean by "well"? If by well you mean pay American farmers to not grow food, and give them money so that they can have a competitive edge over third world farmers, then give the poor people of the third world the surplus crops which they only need because they cant sell their own... ...if that's what you mean its going very well. Whatever happened to free markets?
  13. Salam From Deliman