Clean water in Africa

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As nice as the woman sounds, those kind of bad habits really make it impossible to be around people. That's one of my standards, I won't date a smoker. The daughter of your friend probably grew up a lot like her Mom, which is a real shame. . Christopher A. Young Learn more about Jesus www.lds.org . .
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So, how many black African corporations are responsible? Or are the multi national corps run by rich white men wtih cigars and air conditioned high offices in sky scraper buildings with coffee machines and secretaries? . Christopher A. Young Learn more about Jesus www.lds.org . .
On Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:15:47 -0500, The Daring Dufas

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That is NOT what I said - and you know it.
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On Jun 18, 1:15 am, The Daring Dufas <the-daring-du...@stinky- finger.net> wrote:

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There has always been slavery everywhere and there still is. Both legal and illegal. Black people never even discovered the wheel. They became an obvious target for slave taking. Most slaves were rounded up by their compatriots and sold on. Some even sold their own unwanted children
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On 6/18/2013 2:10 AM, harry wrote:

The ancestors of many of my darker skinned cousins were sold into slavery by their own people on the coast of West Africa to slave traders from Europe. The different tribes waring with each other didn't consider what they were doing with the prisoners they took to be wrong but I suppose they didn't care as long as their adversaries were out of their sight for ever. I wonder if the warlords actually knew of the horror their fellow Africans faced in the dark holds of those slaver's ships? o_O
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On Jun 18, 5:17 am, The Daring Dufas <the-daring-du...@stinky- finger.net> wrote:

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Well, I can't imagine they thought they were sending them off to a vacation cruise.....
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The local slavery treatment is likely different than what the whites on the Carnival Slave Tours did. Both are nothing to be desired, I'm sure. . Christopher A. Young Learn more about Jesus www.lds.org . .

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Well, I can't imagine they thought they were sending them off to a vacation cruise.....
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On Tue, 18 Jun 2013 04:17:23 -0500, The Daring Dufas

Not until they ended up in the next ship - - - Which occaisionally DID hapopen.
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Don't most socialists complain bitterly about multi national corporations with all the power? They would much rather have government with all the power. . Christopher A. Young Learn more about Jesus www.lds.org . .
So it is the White Mans fault after all. It's a conspiracy to keep The Africans enslaved. I suppose Whitey is afraid of a strong Sub-Saharan Africa so all the charity and religious relief agencies are being used to keep The Black Man down. They're not there to help even though they truly believe they're doing God's work. They're a tool of the evil multinational corporations which wish to steal Sub-Saharan Africa from the people who own it. Darn, we must let all the church groups know the truth so they can stop what they're doing. o_O
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Sounds like the situation is a total pain in the ass. I'm glad you're seeing it from within.
You obviously see things deeper than most. . Christopher A. Young Learn more about Jesus www.lds.org . .
Another problem with food aid is when cheap or free food is brought in from outside it kills the market for locally grown food when there IS a good crop - so the small farmer gets nothing for his cash crops and cannot afford to buy anything from anyone else.
When the small farmer can't get anything for his rice because the market has been flooded with free USAID rice shipped in from where-ever, he soon cannot afford to grow rice any more, so now the food shortage is even worse.
Food aid only when necessary, and help and education to allow the locals to grow and produce their own food, or to earn the money to buy food, is MUCH more effective.
Transportation is also a problem. Both for locally produced food and for foof aid. The food grows after the rainy season - and the roads are washed out by the rains to the point you cannot get trucks through to pick up the crops to move them to market. Then the food aid comes in, and the locals are out of food - the neew crop has not grown yet - and the roads are impassible to deliver the food aid to where it is needed..
It's a WHOLE LOT more complex than most who only see it from this side of the pond (wherever that may be) can even begin to imagine. Yes, there are societal and political reasons - but it goes a lot deeper than that.
African development is a very DIFFICULT subject. Much moreso than even south American, central American, or Asian development - all of which have their own issues.
You need to see the situation from within to even BEGIN to understand it.
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On Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:53:03 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"

It helps that I lived and worked in the area and my daughter is currently heavilly involved and has made it her subject of study for many years.
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It helps that I lived and worked in the area and my daughter is currently heavilly involved and has made it her subject of study for many years.
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You know, that's a tradesman's view. You look at dollars and cents, in terms of what it can do, as boots on the ground. Our silver spoon baby, born to opulance, views only the campaign benefits of appearing to care more than the other guy. What are the odds that the dead voters from Chicago will care about the massive waste of tax payer dollars? They are his voting block, after all. And they will vote for him even if the G-D piece of paper (says GWB) prohibits a third term. . Christopher A. Young Learn more about Jesus www.lds.org . .

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I wonder how far $100 million would go helping rural African medical clinics keeping "The Children" alive and preventing them from going blind by providing proper nutrition for the little tykes? Gosh, I imagine there are a lot of things $100 million could help fix like the storm damage done to the various communities around the U.S. o_O
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One the surface, that would seem to be a smart idea. But --- Do they have power for the pump? Do they have people qualified to maintain the pump and possibly a generator? Fuel readily available?
I know there are people drilling wells and sending purification systems for water from other sources. Water is a major problem over there.
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Ed Pawlowski wrote:

Overpopulation over there is a major problem, driven by well intentioned but ultimately destructive foreign aid. Foreign aid also drives the corruption that further maintains the festering dung heap that is most of Africa.
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Hand pumps are the normal way of doing it - simple, robust hand pumps that can be maintained, and even made, in the villages. Several people in each village are usually trained to some extent in the maintenance of the pump.
Anything complex is worse than nothing, because it breaks down - and when it breaks down it cannot be readilly repaired - so there is no water again..
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On 6/15/2013 2:44 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

Back in the 70s and 80s, certain aid organizations installed village pumps in many rural areas worldwide, including Africa. However, it turns out that in many parts of the world, including parts of Africa, the groundwater is heavily contaminated with arsenic and making people very sick. There's now research going on to develop cheap, simple, renewable filters for the third world to make their water safe to consume. All in all, another example of a simple solution that turned out to be not so simple after all.
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They could still run PVC from where those ladies are getting the water on their heads from and run it to where they are taking it to. If that water dries up...........they can move the PVC.
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Uphill over rocky soil where animals walk - and in full bright sun so the water would arrive hot.
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Need to be UV resistant pipe of some kind. Otherwise the sunlight would destroy the pipe. . Christopher A. Young Learn more about Jesus www.lds.org . .
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Uphill over rocky soil where animals walk - and in full bright sun so the water would arrive hot.
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In MOST places in Africa ground water is relatively safe. Only a problem in areas where unregulated mining has caused arsenic poisoning as far as I know. That's a pretty small fraction of the continent.
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