Stan Cutter

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Stan Cutter
Posted 3 months ago
Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?
There just seems to be too many variables to accurately portray...well anything without it being pure bias. As Mark Twain said, There are Lies, Damned lies and Statistics. I could take the same set of data and find Mexico to be the best place to live in the world...cheap tequila, pretty ladies, miles of beach, affordable housing, and nice weather. Thanks for your time. Regards
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Stan Cutter
Posted 3 months ago
Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?
I am beginning to wonder if your statistics do not include work done by private groups or charities. No way could you have left out the Bill Gates et at charities, not to mention the value of the internet and personal computers. You must have accounted for the billions spent by the churches in south america and africa (2010). that but I can't find the details on your stat collecting. 2 more christian american doctors came down with Ebola last week while treating those poor people in Africa. Does that sort of church related work count?
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Stan Cutter
Posted 3 months ago
Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?
“COUNTRIES PERFORM BETTER AND BETTER BUT THE WORLD AND PLANET AND HUMANITY IN GENERAL ARE GETTING WORSE AND WORSE.” That's a pretty big supposition to swallow. In your attached article, that is your key supposition. Longer lives, better nutrition, better medicine, quicker transport of fresh fruit and vegetables, more freedom etc, etc are reaching more and more people every year. It's much easier to sell "the sky is falling" than sell the fact than 10's of millions of humans every year are climbing out of extreme poverty to an echelon where they can afford to buy a car, or...almonds etc (I'm a farmer) We see global almond sales up 10% every year for the past 15 years and much of this is due to humanity moving out of extreme poverty to a better way of life. Yes, it is self centered of me to want to be part of a system that produces and sells more almonds every year, but the unintended affect is a better way of life for more and more people every year. Just because it is unintended does not make it bad either. Capitalism works. Not a popular opinion in a forum on TED talks.
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Stan Cutter
Posted 3 months ago
Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?
If a small country cannot do anything to help another country recover from say a large earthquake or nuclear disaster, but a larger country (US) is able to. And always does and is usually first. How would you factor that into who does good? And europe was unable to stop the global destabilization occuring in the Balkans in the 90's, so the US came and did 90% of that work. Doesn't that count for anything? Especially if Ireland did not contribute any body or any materials, and the US contributed ships, jets and 10s of the thousands of men and women. Not even an honorable mention?
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Stan Cutter
Posted 4 months ago
Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?
I don't have issues with the timeline. 9/11 woke us up. It amazes me that conservatives and liberals can't come together on the real threat of Sharia law which seems to be following new islamic states. Doesn't it concern you that 99% of wars being fought right now have to do with spreading Islam? Where is your sense of survival? If not for you, your children--especially your daughters. Step back and see the forest.
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Stan Cutter
Posted 4 months ago
George Takei: Why I love a country that once betrayed me
120.000 Japanesese and japanese americans in internment camps. 15,000 german american and italians in internment camps. the eucalyptus tree groves you see planted on hwy 5 north of sacramento (Dunnigan), were planted by germans who were located in an internment camp nearby.