Friday, August 19, 2011
An interesting letter in the Australian Shooter Magazine this week, which I quote:
"If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2,112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers. The firearm death rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means you are about 25 per cent more likely to be shot and killed in the US capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the US, than you are in Iraq ."
Conclusion: "The US should pull out of Washington ."
Thursday, August 18, 2011
If this isn't proof we have complete incompetents running our government, you need to keep drinking your koolaide...unless it's being done on purpose! This should also prove our troops don't belong over there, since we are funding the enemy.
This is also proof positive that government spending will never fix this economy. Hell, this should show Americans that no amount of government spending will fix anything!!! But let's just let them continue to transfer American wealth to the Middle East, China and Europe. This is the change we were promised...
$360M lost to insurgents, criminals in Afghanistan
DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press
RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military estimates that $360 million spent on combat support and reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan has ended up in the hands of people the American-led coalition has battled for nearly a decade: the Taliban, criminals and local power brokers with ties to both, The Associated Press has learned.
The losses, measured over the past year by a special task force assembled by Gen. David Petraeus, underscore the challenges the U.S. and its international partners face in overcoming corruption in Afghanistan. A central part of the Obama administration's strategy has been to award U.S.-financed contracts to Afghan businesses to help improve quality of life and stoke the country's economy.
Feel free to read for yourself!
Monday, August 15, 2011
A few weeks ago, the Diety titled a post "Who Ya Got?: U.S. Going Broke vs. Feeding Starving Children " and I made the following comment:
"I bet less than 10% of the $100 million will get to where it's supposed to go. Corrupt politicians will take the lions share. Rebels will commandeer the food and nothing will change, other than having well fed terrorists in Somalia..."
Low and behold, some very brave reporters got off their asses in Somalia and found out where the money and food are going... you guessed it, not to the starving children, that's for damn sure! You idiots keep quoting scripture as a good reason to send aid to Somalia...
What really pisses me off about this is that if a dumba$$ like me knows what's going to happen, why in the hell don't the idiots running the UN and the politicians spending our tax dollars know??? Time to fire up a flame thrower!!!
By KATHARINE HOURELD
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Sacks of grain, peanut butter snacks and other food staples meant for starving Somalis are being stolen and sold in markets, an Associated Press investigation has found, raising concerns that thieving businessmen are undermining international famine relief efforts in this nearly lawless country.
The U.N.'s World Food Program acknowledged for the first time that it has been investigating food theft in Somalia for two months. The WFP strongly condemned any diversion of "even the smallest amount of food from starving and vulnerable Somalis."
Underscoring the perilous security throughout the food distribution chain, donated food is not even safe once it has been given to the hungry in the makeshift camps popping up around the capital of Mogadishu. Families at the large, government-run Badbado camp, where several aid groups distribute food, said they were often forced to hand back aid after journalists had taken photos of them with it.
Feel free to read the entire article here.