Moreover, most of the poor countries rely on selling agricultural products and raw materials to rich nations and buying industrialized products from them in a huge financial deficit. Consequently, they borrow a significant amount of money from the World Bank to try to improve their broken economies, but sometimes the money disappears with no significant changes and they cannot even pay the interest to the bank. Regarding this issue, last year the G8, which is comprised of leaders of the eight richest nations, decided to forgive billions of dollars worth of debt owed by the world’s poorest nations. In addition, they developed adequate loan programs to financially assist those countries.
I have receipts, still, from the WTC mall. Lynn’s Hallmark, Lamston’s, etc. I don’t know why I have them. One is even dated September 11th. The place bubbled up people from the PATH–it had a pulse. There was always an ever present echo in the halls. On off times, without work rush, you could hear your heels echo. Once and a while you’d see a homeless person meander by, too (ever notice no one mentions their deaths, many lived under the WTC). I don’t remember Border’s Books–I remember a Barnes & Noble, though (I could be wrong). I was there for over five years in the late 80’s and left right before the first WTC bombing in 1993. Around the time I left, I had to make a trip to NJ and took the PATH and, by mistake, got off at Jersey City. There was a big crowd of many. The Blind Sheik was there, and his followers were all gathered. Around that time, too, a bus one morning was leaving Jersey, going to lower Manhattan via the Holland Tunnel (this was before the first WTC bombing)–the bus was “hijacked” and overtaken by a guy who screamed out something in a foreign language–the bus crashed into the Holland Tunnel–the bus driver died, and a guy lost his leg and nearly died from the crash, with other injuries as well. It was an odd time prior to the ’93 bombing. I left NYC then. The WTC concourse was a place I did most of my gift shopping and other shopping as well.