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  #151  
Old May 23rd, 2006, 08:41 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Dave Frightens Me wrote:

On Tue, 23 May 2006 17:38:03 +0100, "Miss L. Toe"
wrote:

Also along a similar vein:

"In 1999, three men - Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Warren Buffet - had a net
worth greater than the combined GDP of the 41 poorest nations and their 550
million people. "

http://www.foodrevolution.org/havenot.htm


Damn, it makes you wanna do something about it, if only we knew
what...


I'd say buy a mac, but as they now run windows...

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  #152  
Old May 23rd, 2006, 08:45 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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(Dave Frightens Me) wrote in
news
On Tue, 23 May 2006 17:38:03 +0100, "Miss L. Toe"
wrote:

Also along a similar vein:

"In 1999, three men - Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Warren Buffet -
had a net worth greater than the combined GDP of the 41 poorest
nations and their 550 million people. "

http://www.foodrevolution.org/havenot.htm

Damn, it makes you wanna do something about it, if only we knew
what...


It would probably have something to do with ridding those 41 poorest
nations of their criminal governments, don't you think?

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  #153  
Old May 23rd, 2006, 09:04 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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(Martin) wrote in
news
On 23 May 2006 19:45:47 GMT, Bert Hyman wrote:

(Dave Frightens Me) wrote
in news
On Tue, 23 May 2006 17:38:03 +0100, "Miss L. Toe"
wrote:

Also along a similar vein:

"In 1999, three men - Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Warren Buffet -
had a net worth greater than the combined GDP of the 41 poorest
nations and their 550 million people. "

http://www.foodrevolution.org/havenot.htm

Damn, it makes you wanna do something about it, if only we knew
what...


It would probably have something to do with ridding those 41
poorest nations of their criminal governments, don't you think?


The USA could set an example and stop creating new ones.


Well, we've only created one new one recently, and it just replaced
an existing one.

Most of the existing ones are derelict remains of old European
colonies.

The corrupt nations of the world do just fine without us.

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  #154  
Old May 23rd, 2006, 09:15 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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(Dave Frightens Me) wrote in
:

On 23 May 2006 20:04:20 GMT, Bert Hyman wrote:

(Martin) wrote in
news
On 23 May 2006 19:45:47 GMT, Bert Hyman wrote:

(Dave Frightens Me)
wrote in news
On Tue, 23 May 2006 17:38:03 +0100, "Miss L. Toe"
wrote:

Also along a similar vein:

"In 1999, three men - Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Warren Buffet
- had a net worth greater than the combined GDP of the 41
poorest nations and their 550 million people. "

http://www.foodrevolution.org/havenot.htm

Damn, it makes you wanna do something about it, if only we knew
what...

It would probably have something to do with ridding those 41
poorest nations of their criminal governments, don't you think?

The USA could set an example and stop creating new ones.


Well, we've only created one new one recently, and it just replaced
an existing one.

Most of the existing ones are derelict remains of old European
colonies.


They are? I would say the USA has helped more countries into chaos
that Europe has in the last century.


I lay all of Africa and the middle east, most of Asia and a good
chunk of South America on Europe's door step.

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  #155  
Old May 23rd, 2006, 09:17 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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(Martin) wrote in
:

On 23 May 2006 20:15:00 GMT, Bert Hyman wrote:

(Dave Frightens Me) wrote
in :

On 23 May 2006 20:04:20 GMT, Bert Hyman wrote:

(Martin) wrote in
news
On 23 May 2006 19:45:47 GMT, Bert Hyman
wrote:

(Dave Frightens Me)
wrote in news
On Tue, 23 May 2006 17:38:03 +0100, "Miss L. Toe"
wrote:

Also along a similar vein:

"In 1999, three men - Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Warren
Buffet - had a net worth greater than the combined GDP of the
41 poorest nations and their 550 million people. "

http://www.foodrevolution.org/havenot.htm

Damn, it makes you wanna do something about it, if only we
knew what...

It would probably have something to do with ridding those 41
poorest nations of their criminal governments, don't you think?

The USA could set an example and stop creating new ones.

Well, we've only created one new one recently, and it just
replaced an existing one.

Most of the existing ones are derelict remains of old European
colonies.

They are? I would say the USA has helped more countries into
chaos that Europe has in the last century.


I lay all of Africa and the middle east, most of Asia and a good
chunk of South America on Europe's door step.


I hope you aren't claiming that the USA haven't been involved in
all of them?


Involved? Hell, everybody's "involved" everywhere.

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  #156  
Old May 23rd, 2006, 09:44 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Jordi writes:

Foreign workers are roughly 25% of the total population, nearly 40% of
people on working age.


About 35%, which is the figure I used for my calculation.

In terms of available income, the figure will be very similar to that
of the US, and, believe it or not, it is more evenly distributed _among
Saudi citizens_


The figures I gave were adjusted for purchasing parity.

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Old May 23rd, 2006, 09:47 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Miss L. Toe writes:

US averages are more misleading than most, especially as Bill Gates has as
much wealth as the poorest 47% of americans COMBINED.


That would give the poorest 47% of Americans a per capita wealth of
less than $400, which is obviously not the case.

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  #158  
Old May 23rd, 2006, 09:48 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Miss L. Toe writes:

I cant find the recent source where I spotted that but:

http://www.commondreams.org/pressrel...98/072798a.htm

and :
" Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has more wealth than the bottom 45 percent of
American households combined. "

http://www.cooperativeindividualism....ution1999.html

Also along a similar vein:

"In 1999, three men - Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Warren Buffet - had a net
worth greater than the combined GDP of the 41 poorest nations and their 550
million people. "

http://www.foodrevolution.org/havenot.htm


If just citing a Web site counts, here's proof that I'm right:

http://www.mxsmanic.com/proof.html


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Old May 23rd, 2006, 10:21 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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On 23 May 2006 20:04:20 GMT, Bert Hyman wrote:

(Martin) wrote in
news
On 23 May 2006 19:45:47 GMT, Bert Hyman wrote:

(Dave Frightens Me) wrote
in news
On Tue, 23 May 2006 17:38:03 +0100, "Miss L. Toe"
wrote:

Also along a similar vein:

"In 1999, three men - Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Warren Buffet -
had a net worth greater than the combined GDP of the 41 poorest
nations and their 550 million people. "

http://www.foodrevolution.org/havenot.htm

Damn, it makes you wanna do something about it, if only we knew
what...

It would probably have something to do with ridding those 41
poorest nations of their criminal governments, don't you think?


The USA could set an example and stop creating new ones.


Well, we've only created one new one recently, and it just replaced
an existing one.

Most of the existing ones are derelict remains of old European
colonies.


They are? I would say the USA has helped more countries into chaos
that Europe has in the last century.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 11:09 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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On 23 May 2006 20:15:00 GMT, Bert Hyman wrote:

(Dave Frightens Me) wrote in
:

On 23 May 2006 20:04:20 GMT, Bert Hyman wrote:

(Martin) wrote in
news
On 23 May 2006 19:45:47 GMT, Bert Hyman wrote:

(Dave Frightens Me)
wrote in news
On Tue, 23 May 2006 17:38:03 +0100, "Miss L. Toe"
wrote:

Also along a similar vein:

"In 1999, three men - Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Warren Buffet
- had a net worth greater than the combined GDP of the 41
poorest nations and their 550 million people. "

http://www.foodrevolution.org/havenot.htm

Damn, it makes you wanna do something about it, if only we knew
what...

It would probably have something to do with ridding those 41
poorest nations of their criminal governments, don't you think?

The USA could set an example and stop creating new ones.

Well, we've only created one new one recently, and it just replaced
an existing one.

Most of the existing ones are derelict remains of old European
colonies.


They are? I would say the USA has helped more countries into chaos
that Europe has in the last century.


I lay all of Africa and the middle east, most of Asia and a good
chunk of South America on Europe's door step.


Oops, I just realised I was talking to a 'real' American.
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