Well Poo for brains, Pray tell when Alan Turing turned American?!
do you think a B-52 or anything else you have could get by the Eurofighter Typhoon - 'Nothing Comes Close' !
Only shit gets made on an assembly line, master craftsmen work at a bench but you would know about high quality being American, unless you shop oversea's
You can stick your sticky notes were the sun doesn't shine, we use our memory for that simple task, but I can see why you invented them.
Now if you fancy a list of inventions fight between the UK and the USA, I'm on, you have listed your lot, bar Auto transmissions and evaporated milk so be ready to weep.
The United Nations Report analyses how to make aid-giving worthwhile and usable and does not just concentrate on quantity of aid. There are factors which reduce the usability of aid, including corruption and unpredictability of aid quantities. Yet, "perhaps the most egregious undermining of efficient aid is the practice of tying financial transfers to the purchase of services and goods from the donating countries." This kind of "tied" aid is selfish and counterproductive.
The most generous countries are also the ones that do not tend to tie aid to their own products and services. The stingiest countries also, almost spitefully and nastily, force countries to buy their own services and products with the aid they give; which reduces free trade and commerce and harms the countries economy, as well as being simply selfish and conceited. Thankfully, many countries do not tie their aid. Countries that tie less than 10% of aid include Ireland, Norway and the UK, then Belgium, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden. The USA is the worst, and ties nearly 90% of its aid to developing countries
. Italy is the second worst with 70%. The two worst countries for this obnoxious practice in aid-giving are also the two countries out of the most developed countries, who give least generously!
You wish to talk about aid? That is fine by me. I wish our government would give less so that I can give more. This has always been the way Americans think. Let us have our money to do with as we please.
See the below:
As an aside, it should be emphasized that the above figures are comparing government spending. Such spending has been agreed at international level and is spread over a number of priorities.
Individual/private donations may be targeted in many ways. However, even though the charts above do show US aid to be poor (in percentage terms) compared to the rest, the generosity of the American people is far more impressive than their government. Private aid/donation typically through the charity of individual people and organizations can be weighted to certain interests and areas. Nonetheless, it is interesting to note for example, per latest estimates, Americans privately give at least $34 billion overseasâ€”more than twice the US official foreign aid of $15 billion at that time:
* International giving by US foundations: $1.5 billion per year
* Charitable giving by US businesses: $2.8 billion annually
* American NGOs: $6.6 billion in grants, goods and volunteers.
* Religious overseas ministries: $3.4 billion, including health care, literacy training, relief and development.
* US colleges scholarships to foreign students: $1.3 billion
* Personal remittances from the US to developing countries: $18 billion in 2000
* Source: Dr. Carol Adelman, Aid and Comfort, Tech Central Station, 21 August 2002.
Although Adelman admitted that â€śthere are no complete figures for international private givingâ€ť she still claimed that Americans are â€śclearly the most generous on earth in publicâ€”but especially in privateâ€”givingâ€ť. While her assertions should be taken with caution, the numbers are high.
The Center for Global Prosperity, from the Hudson Institute, (whose director is Adelman) published its first Index of Global Philanthropy PDF formatted document in 2006, which contained updated numbers from those stated above. The total of US private giving, since Adelmanâ€™s previous report, had increased to a massive $71 billion in 2004. Page 16 of their report breaks it down as follows:
* International giving by US foundations: $3.4 billion
* Charitable giving by US businesses: $4.9 billion
* American NGOs: $9.7
* Religious overseas ministries: $4.5
* US colleges scholarships to foreign students: $1.7 billion
* Personal remittances from the US to developing countries: $47 billion.
While the majority of the increase was personal remittances ($18 bn in 2000 to $47 bn in 2004), other areas has also seen increases.
The whole article is here:
US and Foreign Aid Assistance ? Global Issues
So as it turns out we are more generous than any other country where it counts, our own wallets.
As for your typhoon? We skipped that generation of fighters on purpose. See the F-22 for starters but then read about the Joint Strike Fighter.
Oh and by the way. One word for you...Starbucks!