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Sometimes it really is a sh**hole
Flopping Aces ^ | 01-13-18 | DrJohn

Posted on 01/13/2018 3:32:59 PM PST by Starman417

How would you describe this picture?

Once again Donald Trump is under fire for being Donald Trump. Trump made the mistake of believing that a private meeting with democrats would remain private. Dick Durbin, the loathsome lefty Senator from Illinois, emerged from the meeting on immigration reform and asserted that Donald Trump had made a number of interesting remarks. In its usual haste to pound Trump, the media seized upon and circulated them without scrutiny in order to exact the maximum amount of damage on Trump and misrepresented much of what he said. The language was more colorful but it was not a departure from past expressions.

BTW, Trump did not call Haiti a sh*thole country.

This all comes in the aftermath of Trump discontinuing the Temporary Protection Status program for a number of countries.

 Last week, the Trump administration announced that they would not renew “Temporary Protected Status” (TPS) for nearly 200,000 Salvadorans residing in America, meaning that those individuals would need to leave the country by 2019, or face deportation. The administration had already decided in December not to renew TPS for about 60,000 Haitians and Nicaraguans, and may soon announce an end to TPS for 57,000 Hondurans.
Many countries in Africa are sh*tholes. Thing is, Trump is not alone that belief.

Huffington Post: The 10 Worst Countries For Human Rights

In its 2014 Human Rights Risk Atlas, global analytics firm Maplecroft revealed that in the past six years, the number of countries with an “extreme risk” of human rights offenses has risen dramatically.

Evaluating 197 countries on various human rights violations, Maplecroft classified 20 countries as having an extreme human rights risk in 2008. That number has since risen to 34. Of the countries with a high risk of violations, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Mali and Guinea-Bissau have seen the worst deterioration of their human rights situation, according to the report.

Geographically speaking, nations in the Middle East and North Africa account for the vast majority of the countries in the “extreme risk” category. With state repression of protests and widespread conflict, Syria ranks highest among the countries evaluated.

Several countries in sub-Saharan Africa also made the list of the top 10 worst offenders, primarily for ongoing ethnic conflicts and sexual violence.

However, state repression and violence are far from the only stimuli for human rights violations. In countries with emerging economies, for example, the potential for work-related offenses is growing.

VOA: 17 Countries Top List Of World’s Worst Human Rights Abusers
Seven African countries figure among the list of the world’s worst violators. Osman Hummaida, the executive director of the African Center for Justice and Peace Studies, is from northern Sudan. He lives in exile in Uganda.
Human Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa: Female Genitalia as National and Community Property

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1 posted on 01/13/2018 3:32:59 PM PST by Starman417
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To: Starman417
DOES ANBODY believe Dick?
2 posted on 01/13/2018 3:34:43 PM PST by heterosupremacist (Domine Iesu Christe, Filius Dei, miserere me peccatorem!)
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To: Starman417; vette6387; unkus; SkyPilot; sheik yerbouty; left that other site

In my opinion, the real sh*thole is the sewer where these Liberal RATs were conceived and live 24/7. Just saying.

3 posted on 01/13/2018 3:39:04 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Starman417

That “s” term could certainly refer to Dick Durbin’s MOUTH. For what else comes out of it? Traitorous piece of “s”!

4 posted on 01/13/2018 3:39:35 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: heterosupremacist

I would never believe anything a Dick says.

5 posted on 01/13/2018 3:39:41 PM PST by Roman_War_Criminal (21st Century American Culture = Not worth preserving)
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To: heterosupremacist

I don’t trust any Dick.

6 posted on 01/13/2018 3:39:43 PM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 ( Thank GOD Hillary didn't get elected!)
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To: heterosupremacist

Obama likes Dick.

7 posted on 01/13/2018 3:43:03 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: Starman417

Hence forth it’s “Sh*thole Dick” from Illinois

8 posted on 01/13/2018 3:43:30 PM PST by conservativereports
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To: Starman417

“Once again Donald Trump is under fire for being Donald Trump. Trump made the mistake “

Wrong! Durban made the mistake of lying about Trump and underestimating him.

9 posted on 01/13/2018 3:44:23 PM PST by CodeToad (CWII is coming. Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Starman417

What do you have in your mouth, Dick?

10 posted on 01/13/2018 3:49:34 PM PST by babygene (hMake America Great Again)
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To: Starman417
I have no idea what that photo is about, who took it, when/where it was taken, etc.

How do you authenticate a photo these days? What does one have to do, or include with it, for anyone at all to believe it? Any suggestions?

11 posted on 01/13/2018 3:52:49 PM PST by Scooter100
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To: heterosupremacist

It is a good idea to believe dick about what Dick says.

12 posted on 01/13/2018 3:54:40 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: EinNYC
It also applies to Obola’s point of origin, Shitcago.
13 posted on 01/13/2018 3:58:01 PM PST by libstripper
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To: ExTexasRedhead

You can Never Ever Trust a Democrat on anything.

14 posted on 01/13/2018 3:58:53 PM PST by carmen2017
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To: Starman417

There are many honorable mention shitholes in the US including the State of California

15 posted on 01/13/2018 4:00:45 PM PST by The Great RJ ("Socialists are happy until they run out of other people's money." Margaret Thatcherhttp://www.stone)
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To: Scooter100
Any suggestions?

Find a search engine and do an image search.

16 posted on 01/13/2018 4:25:45 PM PST by TigersEye (0bama. The Legacy is a lie. The lie is the Legacy.)
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<><> Nobel laureate Sir Angus Deaton argues that foreign aid (from wealthy countries like the US) gives a lifeline to corrupt governments, insulating them from the political pressures that would create a better functioning state.

<><> Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo writes that more than $1 trillion in aid has flowed to Africa in past decades, but real per capital income on the continent has not improved since the 1970s.

<><> The ten-largest recipients of US economic and development aid are in Africa, including Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Ethiopia. Regionally, Africa receives 32 percent of all U.S. aid, followed by the Middle East at 31 percent and South and Central Asia at 25 percent.


How Does the U.S. Spend Its Foreign Aid? / Backgrounder by James McBride / April 11, 2017

EXCERPT-——Though aid remains a small percentage of the overall U.S. budget, some politicians and economists have criticized the spending as ineffective. Others have urged the United States to expand its international aid commitments.

What is foreign aid?
The current foreign aid system was created by the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act, which attempted to streamline the government’s efforts to provide assistance around the world. The statute defines aid as “the unilateral transfers of U.S. resources by the U.S. Government to or for the benefit of foreign entities.” These resources include not just goods and funding, but also technical assistance, educational programming, and other services. Recipients include foreign governments, including foreign militarys and security forces, as well as local businesses and charitable groups, international organizations such as the United Nations, and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

How much does the United States spend on it?
Given the many agencies, funding methods, and categories of aid associated with U.S. foreign assistance efforts, estimates can differ. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS), which uses the broadest definition of aid [PDF], including military and security assistance, total spending was nearly $49 billion in 2015. This accounts for roughly 1.3 percent of the federal budget.

Aid funding levels are at their highest since the period immediately following World War II, when the United States invested heavily in rebuilding European economies. In the 1990s, in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union, aid levels were cut to barely half of what they are today, falling to less than $20 billion in 1997, or 0.8 percent of the overall budget. Aid rose again in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, surpassing 1.4 percent of the budget by 2007, which analysts say was driven largely by assistance to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as President George W. Bush’s global health programs.

What are its objectives?
As former State Department official and aid expert Carol Lancaster pointed out in her book, Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Politics, modern U.S. aid originated in Cold War geopolitics: the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe was designed to blunt the influence of rising Communist political forces on the continent. National security concerns have continued to drive U.S. assistance policy, aiming to provide stability in conflicted regions, bolster allies, promote democracy, or contribute to counterterrorism and law enforcement efforts abroad.

How is the money spent?
U.S. aid policy seeks to achieve its aims through a diverse array of programs, which can be organized into several major categories. According to CRS calculations, foreign aid spending in 2015 broke down as follows:

Long-term development aid (38 percent) provides ongoing funding for projects to promote broad-based economic growth and general prosperity in the world’s poorest countries. More than half of this goes to bilateral global health programs, including treatment of HIV/AIDS, maternal and family health, and support for government health-care systems, mostly in Africa. About 15 percent of this goes to multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and the UN Development Program.

Military and security aid (35 percent) primarily goes toward helping allies purchase U.S. military equipment, training foreign military personnel, and funding peacekeeping missions. A smaller slice goes to “non-military security assistance”, which includes counter-narcotics programs in Afghanistan, Colombia, Peru, and elsewhere, as well as nonproliferation and counterterrorism efforts.

Humanitarian aid (16 percent) is spent to alleviate short-term humanitarian crises, such as those resulting from famine, earthquakes, war, failed states, or other natural or man-made disasters. This includes State Department and Defense Department disaster relief efforts, as well as purchases of U.S. agricultural goods and funding for organizations such as the International Red Cross and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Political aid (11 percent) is intended to support political stability, free market economic reforms, and democratic institutions. Programs include governance and justice system reforms, backing for human rights organizations, and support for peace talks and treaty implementation.

Which agencies manage it?
U.S. foreign assistance is managed by a complex ecosystem of agencies, with over twenty federal agencies involved in either funding or implementing foreign aid policy.

The 1961 Foreign Assistance Act created the U.S. government’s primary aid organization, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The agency administers the bulk of U.S. development and humanitarian aid, managing [PDF] over $20 billion in funds and employing more than nine thousand staff around the world.

USAID is a semi-independent agency, operating under the policy guidance of the president, the State Department, and the National Security Council. It receives its funding through the State Department budget. In 2006, in an attempt to streamline what some policymakers considered a dysfunctional aid system, the Bush administration created a new role, the Director of Foreign Assistance, in the State Department with a mandate to coordinate all U.S. aid activity.

The Department of Defense plays a major role as the agency primarily responsible for implementing traditional military aid, though the State Department also funds and influences many security assistance programs. The Department of Health and Human Services implements many health-related programs, including the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The Treasury Department helps manage funding of global financial institutions, as well as programs for debt relief and economic reforms in poor countries. There are also a plethora of other agencies and autonomous organizations, including the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Peace Corps, and the African Development Foundation, involved in aid work.

Which countries receive the most aid?
More than two hundred countries receive U.S. aid. It disproportionately goes to a few, however, with the top five receiving [PDF] over $1 billion per year as of 2015: Afghanistan ($5.5 billion), Israel ($3.1 billion), Iraq ($1.8 billion), Egypt ($1.5 billion), and Jordan ($1.1 billion).

As a Washington Post analysis points out, this is largely due to the concentration of military aid in a few countries: Afghanistan receives $3.7 billion in security aid, all of Israel’s $3.1 billion is military aid, and the vast majority of aid to both Egypt and Iraq is security-related.

More than two hundred countries receive U.S. aid. Aid disproportionately goes to a few, however.


17 posted on 01/13/2018 4:29:10 PM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Starman417
BTW, Trump did not call Haiti a sh*thole country.

He should have because that's exactly what Haiti is, entirely the result of Haitians making it that way.

18 posted on 01/13/2018 4:34:03 PM PST by Drew68
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It will take at least a generation of people staying where they are born for their home country to improve.

19 posted on 01/13/2018 4:37:57 PM PST by Mercat
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"Trump made the mistake of believing that a private meeting with democrats would remain private."

BS. Trump knows exactly what he is doing and how to perfectly play the democrats and the vile press. When he does or says things, they are by design and are not mistakes. How could a guy who suffered through seven or eight months of the worst White House leaks in history believe that anything said in the presence of a democrat would remain secret?That is implausible.

20 posted on 01/13/2018 4:45:24 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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