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Thread: Mozambique to benefit from largest Irish Aid payout - as cutbacks to Services at Home continue...

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    Default Mozambique to benefit from largest Irish Aid payout - as cutbacks to Services at Home continue...

    No Folks this is not a April Fool story

    - though the Political Establishment clearly take us for fools...

    Up to 623m will this year be donated in overseas aid, including 37.5m the single biggest pay-out to help Mozambique get it back on its feet.

    The majority of the funding will go through Irish Aid to NGOs and nine developing countries.


    We cannot even balance the State's books yet here we are engaged in a 600 MILLION a year Giveaway!

    But with Africa dubbed one of the economies to watch in the next decade, plans are in place to increase trade between Ireland and Mozambique, which is on the cusp of a resource boom.

    An estimated 4,000 people work for Irish companies there, including Kenmare Resources which recently posted record profits.


    Anyone know who Kenmare Resources are and do they have links to any of the Political Parties here?

    Mozambique to benefit from largest Irish Aid payout | Irish Examiner
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    Surely with the billions in Remittance sent to Africa , India and other poorer nations , AID to these countries show be falling year on year? It's like me borrowing money monthly to pay my sister's mortgage , the repayments are mine and affect my income, her income is protected so she doesn't feel the need to go and try and work!

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    No-one starving to death or going blind from drinking water in Ireland. You say you're a Catholic. Act like one.

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    Dont agree with aid to Africa - but this works out at approximately 8 cent per head of population heremin Ireland. We will get kick backs from this. Expect to see kerrygold butter, irish beef and what not on sale in their shopping centres.

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    it is unbelievable that ireland is still spending between 600 and 700 million per year on foreign aid when we are financially in trouble ourselves. foreign aid should be stopped immediately until such time as we are able to balance our own books, and then and only then should it be even considered. if people want to donate money thats their business but it should not come from our coffers at this time. the kind of money that is spent would go a long way to restoring this country.

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    This is consistent with James Burnham's suggestion that a powerful motivating force in modern liberalism is guilt. Unfortunately, this misplaced guilt will only exacerbate problems in Africa while diverting/stealing funds from Irish workers.

    "But it isn't their fault!" Some kind-hearted liberals argue. "How can we blame the poor people who are caught in an emergency? Why must they suffer for the sins of their governments?" The concept of blame is simply not relevant here. The real question is, what are the operational consequences of establishing a world food bank? If it is open to every country every time a need develops, slovenly rulers will not be motivated to take Joseph's advice. Someone will always come to their aid. Some countries will deposit food in the world food bank, and others will withdraw it. There will be almost no overlap. As a result of such solutions to food shortage emergencies, the poor countries will not learn to mend their ways, and will suffer progressively greater emergencies as their populations grow.

    On the average poor countries undergo a 2.5 percent increase in population each year; rich countries, about 0.8 percent. Only rich countries have anything in the way of food reserves set aside, and even they do not have as much as they should. Poor countries have none. If poor countries received no food from the outside, the rate of their population growth would be periodically checked by crop failures and famines. But if they can always draw on a world food bank in time of need, their population can continue to grow unchecked, and so will their "need" for aid. In the short run, a world food bank may diminish that need, but in the long run it actually increases the need without limit...

    As past U.S. foreign-aid programs have amply and depressingly demonstrated, international charity frequently inspires mistrust and antagonism rather than gratitude on the part of the recipient nation [see "What Other Nations Hear When the Eagle Screams," by Kenneth J. and Mary M. Gergen, PT, June]...

    We cannot safely divide the wealth equitably among all peoples so long as people reproduce at different rates. To do so would guarantee that our grandchildren and everyone else's grandchildren, would have only a ruined world to inhabit.
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    11th highest birth rate in the world and a death rate below that of Estonia. I hope the aid is going towards the long term solution to their problems: family planning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Parlon View Post
    11th highest birth rate in the world and a death rate below that of Estonia. I hope the aid is going towards the long term solution to their problems: family planning.
    Is that a suggestion that is ignorant of the issues in countries like Mozambique or is it an actual educated post?
    I'm assuming the former.
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    all aid should be ceased immediately and not just by ireland, as kevin myers once said africa has given nothing to the world accept aids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devoutcapitalist View Post
    all aid should be ceased immediately and not just by ireland, as kevin myers once said africa has given nothing to the world accept aids.
    If your aim here is to trigger outrage - it's a pretty weak attempt.
    Btw, Kevin Myers did not say that.
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