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To: blam

Gotta be the Amish up to their old tricks!


2 posted on 02/18/2007 4:06:59 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (This most beautiful system could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being)
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This I would say is more about poverty than religion. The people of the Nigerian delta are a self-containted strata of poor. Oil royalties flow to the government in a veritable river of cash, but nothing comes back to these people. They are about as desperate as desperate gets. The oil companies could buy themselves a lot of breathing room if they build some schools and hospitals, maybe brought in some food aid for these people. Yes, I know it's tantamount to extortion, but call it the price of doing business. Plus you can put a good face on an industry that doesn't have a popular image (deserved or undeserved).


3 posted on 02/18/2007 4:50:12 PM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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