Well this is interesting, vast mineral riches in Afghanistan...

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  1. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    Well this is an interesting new motivation for our politicians hmm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/world … DxqM8IstSA

    1. frogdropping profile image82
      frogdroppingposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ohhhhh it won't be new Kirsten. Old news. At least to us smile

  2. lady_love158 profile image58
    lady_love158posted 7 years ago

    Yeah its not new. Those savages will never be able to tap those riches though. Besides its so much easier to grow and sell poppy.

  3. BobbiRant profile image59
    BobbiRantposted 7 years ago

    Didn't we call the Native American 'Savages?'  OH, right, the Europeans wanted to Steal the Indians' land too.  :0)

    1. lady_love158 profile image58
      lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If we did steal their land we'd be doing them a favor because we would unlesh the wealth and raise their standard of living.

      1. kirstenblog profile image77
        kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        doesn't sound like small government to me? Aren't you all about small government?

        1. lady_love158 profile image58
          lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I think we should be compensated for bringing freedom to Afghanis...leasing mineral rights to American companies is a good start. That's hardly big government.

        2. EmpressFelicity profile image73
          EmpressFelicityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Stop being logical - it won't get you anywhere on the political forums lol

      2. John Holden profile image60
        John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Not by past record, you might raise the standard of living of a few but the vast majority would see a fall in their standard of living.

        1. lady_love158 profile image58
          lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          For the Afghans it wouldn't be much of a fall.

          1. John Holden profile image60
            John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Of course, they all really dream of a western lifestyle!

            1. lady_love158 profile image58
              lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              The women probably do... the men not so much.

  4. waynet profile image69
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Ya know I can just see the aliens coming back to reclaim this earth one day and saying ha sod you you puny humans we've been observing our little experiment for thousands of years and you are all useless, fighting among yourselves and blow us all up with hi tech weapons and there won't be no Independence day Mac compatible mother space ship to tap into and load a nuclear bomb and we'll all be dead.....All this my land, my land is all just a waste of time and space!!!!!!

    Anyway I'll just sip this nice red wine and cider cranberry cocktail I have just invented and balls to the lot of it!

  5. BobbiRant profile image59
    BobbiRantposted 7 years ago

    So who what sort of person is it that writes only 3 hubs and then writes over 159 forum posts just stirring up lord knows what?  Works for Fox News, simply thriving on controversy?

    1. lady_love158 profile image58
      lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I do enjoy a lively debate! What kind of person picks "rant" as a name and seeks to criticize others for what they do and don't do?

      1. BobbiRant profile image59
        BobbiRantposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No 'worse' than your name my Dear.  But now I see why another site is probably better.

        1. lady_love158 profile image58
          lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Don't let the door hit you on the way out! Lol

          1. BobbiRant profile image59
            BobbiRantposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You WISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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