If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Reuters)   Even Rwanda's economy is going to grow faster than United States' in 2008   (africa.reuters.com) divider line 42
    More: Sad  
•       •       •

622 clicks; posted to Business » on 21 Feb 2008 at 12:43 PM (6 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



42 Comments   (+0 »)
   

Archived thread
 
2008-02-21 12:02:56 PM
We always forget about that all important machete sales demographic.
 
2008-02-21 12:23:24 PM
US: 10 + 5 = 50% increase.
Rwanda: 1 + 1 = 100% increase.

Boy! I wish I was in Rwanda!
 
2008-02-21 12:37:52 PM
Let me know when they get a computer and I'll apply for a job there.
 
2008-02-21 12:47:44 PM
NewportBarGuy: We always forget about that all important machete sales demographic.

Bloody hell...I ran in here figuring that I'd get the first machete-related comment, to no avail.

However, you're ignoring the rapidly-growing gorilla poaching franchises -- they're a major player as well.
 
2008-02-21 12:48:49 PM
dahmers love zombie: However, you're ignoring the rapidly-growing gorilla poaching franchises -- they're a major player as well.

I prefer my gorillas scrambled.
 
2008-02-21 12:50:33 PM
I bet Paul Rusesabagina is ecstatic!
 
2008-02-21 12:51:37 PM
Hey, someone's got to pick up all the corpses.
 
2008-02-21 12:54:14 PM
US: 10 + 5 = 50% increase.
Rwanda: 1 + 1 = 100% increase.

Boy! I wish I was in Rwanda!


thanks ArcadianRefugee I just w anted to say that
 
2008-02-21 12:59:47 PM
Szech

Let me know when they get a computer and I'll apply for a job there.

They have thousands of computers in Rwanda. Note that as of 2005 they had the joint highest ICTDI ranking in their area (east africa), which ranks the amount of IT and Communications technology per capita.
 
2008-02-21 01:00:34 PM
karasoth: US: 10 + 5 = 50% increase.
Rwanda: 1 + 1 = 100% increase.

Boy! I wish I was in Rwanda!

thanks ArcadianRefugee I just w anted to say that


Yep. I'd expand, but subby is almost certainly too stupid to ever understand the vast, vast amounts of fail he has created with this headline.
 
2008-02-21 01:04:36 PM
They have two twigs now, it's a BOOM.
 
2008-02-21 01:04:43 PM
Manfred J. Hattan: karasoth: US: 10 + 5 = 50% increase.
Rwanda: 1 + 1 = 100% increase.

Boy! I wish I was in Rwanda!

thanks ArcadianRefugee I just w anted to say that

Yep. I'd expand, but subby is almost certainly too stupid to ever understand the vast, vast amounts of fail he has created with this headline.


Very, very true. All aboard the Fail Boat!
 
2008-02-21 01:06:36 PM
just another reason to vote for Obama.
 
2008-02-21 01:10:46 PM
To be serious for a minute--all congrats to Rwanda. They could use a little good news there.

/Had a friend from OXFAM who did engineering work down there. First day he was there, they took him on a tour of the mass graves.
 
2008-02-21 01:12:43 PM
ArcadianRefugee: US: 10 + 5 = 50% increase.
Rwanda: 1 + 1 = 100% increase.

Boy! I wish I was in Rwanda!


My five-year-old goddaughter is going to grow more than Shaquille O'Neal this year.
 
2008-02-21 01:14:24 PM
The Third Man: To be serious for a minute--all congrats to Rwanda. They could use a little good news there.

OK, amen to that. I wish them peace, freedom and 7 percent GDP growth for as far as they eye can see.

/But leave the gorilla habitat standing, please. We'll cough up some bucks for that to make up for the foregone growth.
 
2008-02-21 01:21:23 PM
The tootsies were economic dead weight. Now that they're just dead weight the economy can flourish.
 
2008-02-21 01:26:57 PM
Mr. Anon: The tootsies

img514.imageshack.us
img514.imageshack.us

/Tutsi, FWI
 
2008-02-21 01:32:53 PM
NewportBarGuy: We always forget about that all important machete sales demographic.

I thought it was their booming tourism industry, you know, like hotels.

www.globaled.org.nz
 
2008-02-21 01:35:14 PM
lordargent: I thought it was their booming tourism industry, you know, like hotels.

I'm not a murderous tribesman, but I did stay at a Hotel Rwanda Express last night...
 
2008-02-21 01:35:30 PM
Submitter is ignant.

Developing nations that are doing relatively well should grow at around 7-9%, while developed ones grow far slower.
 
2008-02-21 02:06:13 PM
Well unemployment is low there too.


(They're all dead! hahahaha)
 
2008-02-21 02:11:01 PM
What Black Zombie Jesus said.

That's not to say the US economy doesn't suck, just that this is a poor example of same.
 
2008-02-21 02:11:51 PM
Even Rwanda's economy is going to grow faster than United States' in 2008



Yes, but our Hutu populations will probably grow faster than theirs, so suck it, Rwanda!
/ a fish called Rwanda
// help me Rwanda
/// The Rwanda years
//// It takes Rwanda know one
//// I have too many of these
 
2008-02-21 02:16:05 PM
ArcadianRefugee: US: 10 + 5 = 50% increase.
Rwanda: 1 + 1 = 100% increase.

Boy! I wish I was in Rwanda!


This brings up all sorts of shiatty memories about Finance people saying why their shiatty ass Strategic Investment XYZ is such a great product because of its sales growth %.

/ship those Finance F***ERS off to Rwanda
 
2008-02-21 02:30:37 PM
ArcadianRefugee: US: 10 + 5 = 50% increase.
Rwanda: 1 + 1 = 100% increase.

Boy! I wish I was in Rwanda!


I came in to say this too.

/hand on forehead pic
 
2008-02-21 02:41:01 PM
CarlofET: ArcadianRefugee: US: 10 + 5 = 50% increase.
Rwanda: 1 + 1 = 100% increase.

Boy! I wish I was in Rwanda!

I came in to say this too.

/hand on forehead pic


Ditto. I'm more curious as to what countries out there are growing slower than the U.S.
 
2008-02-21 02:50:54 PM
MugzyBrown: (They're all dead! hahahaha)

1-800-DIAL-A-BUZZARD, may I help you?
 
2008-02-21 03:06:35 PM
If NASA doesn't find intelligent life on other planets soon, our economy is SO SCREWED growth wise.
 
2008-02-21 03:07:09 PM
ArcadianRefugee: US: 10 + 5 = 50% increase.
Rwanda: 1 + 1 = 100% increase.

Boy! I wish I was in Rwanda!


I fourth this notion! Developing countries WILL grow faster than Developed countries. Its a matter of verb tense.
 
2008-02-21 03:23:18 PM
I came here to point out that we don't need to grow because everyone more or less has enough stuff already, but the 1+1 thing is way funnier. Well done, man.
 
2008-02-21 03:30:03 PM
IXI Jim IXI: MugzyBrown: (They're all dead! hahahaha)

1-800-DIAL-A-BUZZARD, may I help you?


"Due to an unexpectedly high corpse volume, you may experience long hold times. We apologize for the inconvenience, and assure you that your carrion is important to us."
 
2008-02-21 04:19:20 PM
jimpoz: ArcadianRefugee: US: 10 + 5 = 50% increase.
Rwanda: 1 + 1 = 100% increase.

Boy! I wish I was in Rwanda!

My five-year-old goddaughter is going to grow more than Shaquille O'Neal this year.


And I'm getting more booty than Wilt Chamberlain this year.
 
2008-02-21 04:22:20 PM
madden101: CarlofET: ArcadianRefugee: US: 10 + 5 = 50% increase.
Rwanda: 1 + 1 = 100% increase.

Boy! I wish I was in Rwanda!

I came in to say this too.

/hand on forehead pic

Ditto. I'm more curious as to what countries out there are growing slower than the U.S.


I got my Economist World Guide last month and looked at that. There were very few countries lower than the US. Europe was about even. Brazil and SE Asia were greater of course.

The worst was Zimbabwe, which I think is supposed to shrink around 2% this year.
 
2008-02-21 04:37:55 PM
lordargent: I thought it was their booming tourism industry, you know, like hotels.

Cheadle should have gotten an Oscar for that. What a fantastically sad movie.
 
2008-02-21 05:11:36 PM
Shostie: /Tutsi, FWI

Wow, they can't even spell their name right. No wonder they're extinct.
 
2008-02-21 05:42:36 PM
Rwanda taking a page from the Apple desktop market share playbook.
 
2008-02-21 09:29:46 PM
You got something bad to say about Rwanda?


Racist.
 
2008-02-21 10:13:02 PM
I think everybody has missed the important word: GROW.

Our economy is still growing. Sure, it is not as positive as we would prefer, but it is still positive.

/Hate it when people complain about improvements.
 
2008-02-21 10:23:08 PM
Our economy is still growing. Sure, it is not as positive as we would prefer, but it is still positive.

Yes, this, this, indeed, HappyMP7.
 
2008-02-22 08:02:18 AM
HappyMP7: Sure, it is not as positive as we would prefer

Leading economic indicators -.1 , FRB of Philadelphia's manufacturing index at -24 (lowest as reported value since oct '01), CPI...

And this gem from the GDP release:
The major contributors to the increase in real GDP in 2007 were personal consumption
expenditures (PCE), exports, nonresidential structures, and state and local government spending. These
positive contributions were partly offset by decreases in residential fixed investment and in inventory
investment. Imports, which are a subtraction in the calculation of GDP, increased.
(new window)

Government spending=dead weight loss, consumers are spooked and spending less, credit crunch is slowing building. Our only hope is that the cheap dollar will stimulate exports and slow imports.
 
2008-02-24 01:24:21 AM
Rapmaster2000: jimpoz: ArcadianRefugee: US: 10 + 5 = 50% increase.
Rwanda: 1 + 1 = 100% increase.

Boy! I wish I was in Rwanda!

My five-year-old goddaughter is going to grow more than Shaquille O'Neal this year.

And I'm getting more booty than Wilt Chamberlain this year.


Let's be honest, the average Farker won't (despite lying about it).

And Barack is part Kenyan (i think, isn't that where black people come from?)
 
Displayed 42 of 42 comments



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report