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(StarAfrica)   You probably have more money in the bank than the entire government of Zimbabwe   (en.starafrica.com) divider line 159
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2013-01-30 12:08:08 AM
"Zimbabwe's economy went into free-fall at the turn of the millennium, after President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms. The move demolished investor confidence in the country, paralysed production, prompted international sanctions and scared off tourists."

So, how's that racism workin out for ya?
 
2013-01-30 12:09:41 AM
Not after I pay my rent
 
2013-01-30 12:38:38 AM
I probably have more money in my shoe than the entire government of Zimbabwe.
 
2013-01-30 12:41:19 AM
What a shame. Isn't that where Obama's from?
 
2013-01-30 12:42:27 AM
Poverty is not just amusing, it's HILARIOUS!
 
2013-01-30 12:43:38 AM

Point02GPA: What a shame. Isn't that where Obama's from?


Obama is from the United States...

of Indonesia!
 
2013-01-30 12:44:10 AM
Zimbabwe had tourists?
 
2013-01-30 12:44:31 AM

TommyymmoT: "Zimbabwe's economy went into free-fall at the turn of the millennium, after President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms. The move demolished investor confidence in the country, paralysed production, prompted international sanctions and scared off tourists."

So, how's that racism workin out for ya?


During the cold war, Rhodesia had a stronger currency than the USD. But as a consolation, it must be nice to be on the "Do not travel" list, and to be able to spend 100,000,000,000 on a couple of eggs.
 
2013-01-30 12:47:29 AM

moothemagiccow: Zimbabwe had tourists?


I spent a few bucks once in Zimbabwe while traveling from South Africa to Tanzania. I am glad I could keep that country solvent for a few weeks.
 
2013-01-30 12:47:56 AM
And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.
 
2013-01-30 12:49:03 AM
The comments are an interesting blend of outright racism and religioderp, which a leavening of RANDOM CAPSLOCK thrown in for good measure.
 
2013-01-30 12:49:26 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Point02GPA: What a shame. Isn't that where Obama's from?

Obama is from the United States...

of Indonesia!


I knew it was some place in Africa, I just wasn't sure of it's name. Thanks.
 
GBB
2013-01-30 12:49:49 AM

moothemagiccow: Zimbabwe had tourists?


I bet you could get a lobster dinner there for like a dollar.
 
2013-01-30 12:50:43 AM

Visit beautiful downtown Zimbabwe. We give you introductory hatcheting for welcome meat wagon.



i466.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-30 12:51:23 AM
So they have 16 trillion more in their bank than the US does....
 
2013-01-30 12:52:16 AM

mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.


He is trying to get rid of white farmers? Got a link?
 
2013-01-30 12:52:26 AM

Dragonflew: Poverty is not just amusing, it's HILARIOUS!


Indeed. It is heartening to see a government more inept than ours. I've often wondered; are we really helping them with aid or are we making them so dependent on aid that they can't do anything for themselves.

/ it's always cheaper to teach men to fish then to buy 3 fish , 1 for the bureaucrat, one for the government and the last fish split in half for the seller and the buyer
 
2013-01-30 12:52:53 AM

mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.


Obama's trying to seize all white owned farm land?
Pssst the stock market is at an all time high, and investor confidence is growing.
 
2013-01-30 12:54:13 AM

TommyymmoT: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

Obama's trying to seize all white owned farm land?
Pssst the stock market is at an all time high, and investor confidence is growing.


Where is Fusillade76 when you need him? That guy will drop like 30 charts on a thread in 2 minutes flat that show our economic indicators mostly all going in the right direction.
 
2013-01-30 12:54:31 AM
You probably have more money in the bank than the entire government of Zimbabwe

Nope.
 
2013-01-30 12:54:58 AM

mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.


He's going to take all the white-owned farms and give them back to the Indians?
 
2013-01-30 12:55:19 AM

coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

He is trying to get rid of white farmers? Got a link?


Have you seen his immigration policy?
 
2013-01-30 12:56:01 AM

coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

He is trying to get rid of white farmers? Got a link?


Yes, the guns and bibles crowd. Or maybe you forgot about that one.
 
2013-01-30 12:57:52 AM
Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.
 
2013-01-30 12:57:56 AM

Gyrfalcon: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

He's going to take all the white-owned farms and give them back to the Indians?


Dude!!!!! They' talking about Africa, not India.
 
2013-01-30 12:58:10 AM

Bondith: The comments are an interesting blend of outright racism and religioderp, which a leavening of RANDOM CAPSLOCK thrown in for good measure.


Well when the ANC's demand that white farmers turn over their land, money, and daughters... I can see where they might get a bit flustered, especially if one of their neighbors had just been butchered with machetes.
http://www.genocidewatch.org/zimbabwe.html
 
2013-01-30 12:58:40 AM

mexican bathtub cheese: coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

He is trying to get rid of white farmers? Got a link?

Yes, the guns and bibles crowd. Or maybe you forgot about that one.


What economic horrors has he levied against them?

Not too fast, I need to get some popcorn first...
 
2013-01-30 12:59:57 AM
FTA: "After more than a decade - in which the country suffered hyper-inflation of 231 million percent and infrastructure that crumbled as quickly as prices went up - the situation is now more stable."

I'm pretty sure that was just the last official statistic before they quit counting. Some estimates ran as high as 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000%, which I believe is pronounced "six kerplillion".

moothemagiccow: Zimbabwe had tourists?


They used to have a wonderful wildlife preserve, until they were forced to eat all the animals.

/ I seem to recall this being an actual quote from the country's Tourism Minister.
 
2013-01-30 01:00:39 AM

super_grass: Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.


Aww, someone just took Intro to International Political Economy. How cute.
 
2013-01-30 01:01:37 AM
Wow, I spend that much on beer in a month. They might want to call Capital One or something.
 
2013-01-30 01:02:00 AM

super_grass: Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.


Well when you take over the country, and then appoint a financial minister with no education, you kind of deserve this. Especially when you force out all the rich, white, educated people.
 
2013-01-30 01:02:01 AM
The Nigerian princes stole it all.
 
2013-01-30 01:02:32 AM
I just realized... The Kochs want to buy the US, but obviously haven't figured it out quite yet. Has anyone suggested they just buy Zimbabwe instead? It would probably be way cheaper.
 
2013-01-30 01:02:55 AM

coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

He is trying to get rid of white farmers? Got a link?


Frankly, Mr. Obama was inexperienced as a politician when he was elected. I fear that, in his effort to find support, he has to bow to political winds from both sides. Thus, making him less effective as a president. If you doubt that; he's had to fight tooth and nail to get anything done. And when he does get anything done; it's a 1000 page boondoggle.

/ say what you want about bush; he, at least, told congress critters on both sides to go fark themselves when it was necessary.

// maybe, in his second term, Mr. Obama can afford to be a little more forceful. But, I doubt it; the republicans stand together; but, the democrats only stand together if all of their seats aren't threatened, and that is exactly never
 
2013-01-30 01:03:31 AM

coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

He is trying to get rid of white farmers? Got a link?

Yes, the guns and bibles crowd. Or maybe you forgot about that one.

What economic horrors has he levied against them?

Not too fast, I need to get some popcorn first...


Oh and don't forget "you didn't build that". It's a real crowd pleaser with people who actually work for a living, something Obama has never done.
 
2013-01-30 01:03:34 AM

GUTSU: Bondith: The comments are an interesting blend of outright racism and religioderp, which a leavening of RANDOM CAPSLOCK thrown in for good measure.

Well when the ANC's demand that white farmers turn over their land, money, and daughters... I can see where they might get a bit flustered, especially if one of their neighbors had just been butchered with machetes.
http://www.genocidewatch.org/zimbabwe.html


Those poor oppressed white people better join forces with the men's rights brigade and the reverse racism crowd or there's going to be hell for all involved.
 
2013-01-30 01:04:29 AM

freewill: They used to have a wonderful wildlife preserve, until they were forced to eat all the animals.


Sounds like something from Douglas Adams

/They should get a Kickstarter page
 
2013-01-30 01:04:49 AM

TommyymmoT: Pssst the stock market is at an all time high, and investor confidence is growing.



Sucker! That's just to get you all to pour more money in before the final crash!
 
2013-01-30 01:04:58 AM

GUTSU: Bondith: The comments are an interesting blend of outright racism and religioderp, which a leavening of RANDOM CAPSLOCK thrown in for good measure.

Well when the ANC's demand that white farmers turn over their land, money, and daughters... I can see where they might get a bit flustered, especially if one of their neighbors had just been butchered with machetes.
http://www.genocidewatch.org/zimbabwe.html


Nothing on that page mentioned daughters, and the ANC is a South African party and not Zimbabwean, but apart from pedantic quibbling I see your point.

However, I still think the "AFRICA, turn back to GOD and WHITE PEOPLE" guy needs to dial back a bit and maybe learn the correct use of capital letters.
 
2013-01-30 01:05:25 AM

super_grass: GUTSU: Bondith: The comments are an interesting blend of outright racism and religioderp, which a leavening of RANDOM CAPSLOCK thrown in for good measure.

Well when the ANC's demand that white farmers turn over their land, money, and daughters... I can see where they might get a bit flustered, especially if one of their neighbors had just been butchered with machetes.
http://www.genocidewatch.org/zimbabwe.html

Those poor oppressed white people better join forces with the men's rights brigade and the reverse racism crowd or there's going to be hell for all involved.


lol
 
2013-01-30 01:05:42 AM

super_grass: Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.


And yet other countries, while still poor, aren't in such dire straits. But yes, it was TOTALLY all the West's fault.

Also, you can't even call it "centuries". The colonial era of Zimbabwe was 1888-1965. That's not even 1 century, bro.

You should go have a seat... somewhere else.
 
2013-01-30 01:07:18 AM
At first I thought, "no way," but after reading the headline, I am all, "way."

popgoestheweek.com
 
2013-01-30 01:07:33 AM

super_grass: Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.


"Zimbabwe's economy went into free-fall at the turn of the millennium, after President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms."

What part of THEY DID IT TO THEMSELVES DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?

The ignorance is on you. Learn to read.
 
2013-01-30 01:07:56 AM
At least they're in the black. That's a few trillion more than the US has when you figure in our debt.

I know Zimbabwe has outstanding debts, too. Just making a point that the US is far deeper in the hole.
 
2013-01-30 01:08:02 AM
I meant after reading the story.
 
2013-01-30 01:08:05 AM

mexican bathtub cheese: Oh and don't forget "you didn't build that". It's a real crowd pleaser with people who actually work for a living, something Obama has never done.


You had me up to here.  Nobody on Fark can possibly be unaware as to how far out of context that was twisted.

3/10 overall, 7/10 for everything prior to this.
 
2013-01-30 01:08:33 AM

mexican bathtub cheese: coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

He is trying to get rid of white farmers? Got a link?

Yes, the guns and bibles crowd. Or maybe you forgot about that one.


There's a problem with crowds shooting bibles?
 
2013-01-30 01:09:19 AM

mexican bathtub cheese: coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

He is trying to get rid of white farmers? Got a link?

Yes, the guns and bibles crowd. Or maybe you forgot about that one.

What economic horrors has he levied against them?

Not too fast, I need to get some popcorn first...

Oh and don't forget "you didn't build that". It's a real crowd pleaser with people who actually work for a living, something Obama has never done.


Are you a troll, or just one of the morons that keep repeating line that out of context?
Thanks for the election by the way. You guys helped us more than you'll ever have the reasoning power to realize.
 
2013-01-30 01:09:24 AM

coeyagi: super_grass: Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.

And yet other countries, while still poor, aren't in such dire straits. But yes, it was TOTALLY all the West's fault.

Also, you can't even call it "centuries". The colonial era of Zimbabwe was 1888-1965. That's not even 1 century, bro.

You should go have a seat... somewhere else.


Yup, because you can't do any damage in less than a century and the destruction of indigenous institutions will take less than half that time.

Smart. Very smart.
 
2013-01-30 01:10:03 AM

Abacus9: mexican bathtub cheese: coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

He is trying to get rid of white farmers? Got a link?

Yes, the guns and bibles crowd. Or maybe you forgot about that one.

There's a problem with crowds shooting bibles?


This kind of "quality" is why I rarely venture on to the Main tab.

//previous poster, not you.
 
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