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Old 12-30-2009   #4
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Originally Posted by yamiyugikun View Post
I've read about how eduaction is important for economic development. What about building libraries in Afghan villages besides schools and Mosques to help the population? I see libraries as important in raising the literacy rate and helping the people empower themselves.

They have to learn how to read first. It does appear to be improving but more in the cities than in the villages. You'd probably have to gauge the literacy rate on a village by village basis to (help) establish if it's even worth the effort.

Flying MRAPs in on C-17s at $1 million a pair...
Wowwwww, now that explains why vehicles are often left doesn't take much for their book value to drop below that amount.
Sorry yamiyugikun, couldn't resist diverting from your thread.
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