Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Wanna know how much aid we send to Sudan?

It maybe peanuts to us in the grand scheme, but I doubt it's peanuts to them.
As the old adage goes, don't bite the hand that feeds you.
 

onlinebacon

Lantern Swinger
Enough though.

We give so much aid out, wouldn't that be better spent on us?

I mean, we have a failing health system, and a underequipped military, we should sort outselves out first.
 

finknottle

Banned
I saw them on the news prancing down the streets of Khartoum waving their chopper about, they need to go down the pub have a few jars and chill out. Seriously why should our hard earned taxes go to these dark ages ingrates, we would do better to give our OAP's a decent pension for starters, our politicians need to take note regarding the will of what I am sure is the vast majority of our people.
 
type42stoker said:
wet_blobby said:
Karma said:
so peanuts in the grand scheme of things.

Yep, like the peanuts needed for a pool at Headley Court, unfortunatley the monkeys are chucking the nuts in the wrong direction.

Wet Blobby for P.M........ :thumright:

I've been trying to arrange for this behind the scenes but HM refuses to appoint Blobbs without a proper mandate. ;)
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Potential_Officer said:
I'm sorry but when you have protests for her to be beheaded I question do these people deserve aid?

No different to some of the sentiments displayed towards others of different faith/nationality/sexual persuasion/etc. on RR then?! :roll:
 

slim

War Hero
sgtpepperband said:
Potential_Officer said:
I'm sorry but when you have protests for her to be beheaded I question do these people deserve aid?

No different to some of the sentiments displayed towards others of different faith/nationality/sexual persuasion/etc. on RR then?! :roll:

The only difference been SgtP that the Sudenese are on the receiving end of sums of money paid to them from involuntary taxation by those they wish to behead.

So do they deserve aid from this nation of infidels?
 

hairs

Newbie
:afro: the next time you get an envelope thru your door,asking for donations to help Sudan! put a picture of a teddy in it!
 

PINCH

War Hero
type42stoker said:
It maybe peanuts to us in the grand scheme, but I doubt it's peanuts to them.
As the old adage goes, don't bite the hand that feeds you.

If we don't feed them then the Russkies and or Chinese would. It is peanuts really, Uk government spend more than that on Photo copies each year.

No one MADE Her go there, she went of her own accord. Thus she should have understood that the country is living in the 14th Century. The enlightenment has not arrived in that part of the world Yet...Give it another 100 uears they may lighten up, but not in our time.
 

Seaweed

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Must have changed a bit since my father's cousin got married in Khartoum Cathedral in 1948 - wonder what happened to that! Hooray for hysterical lefty 'anti-colonialists', didn't it do the Sudanese, Rhodesians of all colours, Congolese etc such a lot of good. I have read somewhere that the billions of 'Aid' (misplaced conscience money) poured into Africa is roughly equal to what its kleptocratic leaders have stashed away in Switzerland.
 

Don87

Lantern Swinger
There are 40 million people living in Sudan.
It is completely stupid of anyone to generalise an entire country by the actions of a minority (thousands of people).

Some of the comments here amount to racism and hatred towards a people who have done nothing wrong.
And "raghead bastards" ? Go back to your caves you fuking apes.

The protesters in question just look like raving loonatics and I'd assume most people would think the same. The Muslim leaders in the UK and some other countries certainly do. The whole thing smacks of political attention whoring and my-oh-my has it worked an absolute treat.

The amount of aid given is literally nothing on the scale of things, especially when compared to aid given to other countries. But does foreign aid work? A virtually impossible question to answer as the results are extremely varied and mixed across the board. Personally I believe throwing money at problems doesn't really solve the root causes and the corruption of leaders and officials comes into play too (especially within Africa).

So quit being racist Daily Mail whores. Please.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Don87: Totally concur with your comments. I am surprised (given the amount of experience and knowledge of other countries/cultures gained by some RR members) that these out of date armchair politics are still prevelant in our society.

But then it is much easier to become a sheep and spout whatever the proles are saying and conform to the status quo than to form an opinion of your own, isn't it? :roll:
 

slim

War Hero
Don87 said:
There are 40 million people living in Sudan.
It is completely stupid of anyone to generalise an entire country by the actions of a minority (thousands of people).

Some of the comments here amount to racism and hatred towards a people who have done nothing wrong.
And "raghead bastards" ? Go back to your caves you fuking apes.

The protesters in question just look like raving loonatics and I'd assume most people would think the same. The Muslim leaders in the UK and some other countries certainly do. The whole thing smacks of political attention whoring and my-oh-my has it worked an absolute treat.

The amount of aid given is literally nothing on the scale of things, especially when compared to aid given to other countries. But does foreign aid work? A virtually impossible question to answer as the results are extremely varied and mixed across the board. Personally I believe throwing money at problems doesn't really solve the root causes and the corruption of leaders and officials comes into play too (especially within Africa).

So quit being racist Daily Mail whores. Please.

Whilst agreeing with some of your comments I cannot agree that it is a minority shouting for instant justice.
If the Sudanese justice system had any merit at all this stupid woman would have been arrested and instantly deported as an unwanted visitor.
However this did not happen, a show trial was arranged and the woman sentenced to imprisonment. Her only crime being ignorant of Islamic traditions. Those marching and protesting do not form the judiciary of Sudan, the judiciary are the ones who have caused this outcry.
Time is overdue for retaliatory action in the form of financial penalties.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
fishhead I wanna go home Current Affairs 12
Rumrat Now this I wanna see Diamond Lil's 4
C God... ...a wanna be! Nautical Jokes 0
Seaweed Psst! Wanna buy a dockyard? Current Affairs 11
Seaweed Wanna buy a battleship, one careful owner? Current Affairs 0
WreckerL Wanna buy an aircraft Diamond Lil's 3
NZ_Bootneck Psttt wanna buy a Hurricane mate..Only $4 Million NZ to you! Diamond Lil's 5
Z On behalf of wanna...(regarding 23/07) The Gash Barge 6
H WANNA SINK A SHIP? Gaming 8
Seaweed Psst - Wanna buy a boat? Current Affairs 2
Jack77 Wanna Buy An O Boat ? International 3
S You'm doan wanna be a standin' there Jack Submariners 4
Ninja_Stoker Psst, wanna buy a 'plane? The Fleet Air Arm 5
N Psssst! Wanna buy a SSK Submariners 6
D I wanna be a pop star! Diamond Lil's 0
F I wanna join Marines but NEED HELP!! TALK TO ME Current Affairs 8
wet_blobby PSST....wanna buy a fire engine? Diamond Lil's 10
sgtpepperband Wanna see Paris Hilton going down? Diamond Lil's 22
S ex para (wanna be commando) RMR 10
UncleAlbert I Wanna Smoke Diamond Lil's 21
MoD_RSS Torness officers raise funds to remember much loved local resident MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Government gives businesses much-needed breathing space with extension of insolvency measures MoD News 0
Waspie Not so much WAFU as Crab!! The Fleet Air Arm 3
MoD_RSS Much Wenlock residents urged to find out about flood risk MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Much-loved coastal heritage assets to be saved with almost £1 million of Coastal Revival Fund MoD News 0
Dusty70 How Much......................................... Diamond Lil's 6
MoD_RSS News story: DIO restores much loved Wiltshire monument MoD News 0
TechFin Is There Much Of A Waiting List For Pilot? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 7
Antonio555 How much will i really earn? CIS submariner Joining the Royal Navy 8
MoD_RSS News story: New fingerprint chemical to ‘make it much harder for criminals to escape... MoD News 0
A How much should I be able to squat? Health & Fitness 5
L How much longer????? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 9
J Advice much appreciated please. Submariners 17
BoatyMcBoatFace How much of the world does the average RN sailor see? Travel & The Great Outdoors 114
joeG How much money should i take to raleigh? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 2
u04elw2 How Much Time Spent Away From Home? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 15
F Not missed much then Diamond Lil's 38
S Thank you very much! Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 36
O Army Deferral, how much will it go against me? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 2
I How much notice of AIB do you get? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 7
W How much phys do you during Phase 1? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 10
soleil Western Morning News: "Not Much Room To Spare For HMS Penzance" The Fleet 0
Waspie Not so much up diddly up!!!!! MoD News 12
E RMR work as much as you like? RMR 13
R SOS! SFA Q: How much more does SFA cost @ NON-ENTITLED Rate The Quarterdeck 1
soleil Mail: "Meet The Man Who Loved Harrier Jump Jets So Much He Bought One" The Fleet Air Arm 1
fishhead Astute Class and how much they're costing. Submariners 0
B How much longer? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 52
M How much history should i research for my interview? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 4
J How much ironing preparation are you doing before joining raleigh? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 32
Similar threads


















































Latest Threads

Top