Dang. I timed out. Here's the whole thing: I guess they do - somehow... What alternative do they have? Well, they can come here, I guess. And they do. And what good is the fact that costs are 60% cheaper, when wages are ~90% (or more lower). Truth is - there - and here, money is being siphoned off that should be getting to the people - or being used for their benefit. The means and methods may differ. Corruption in one place is different to that in another - that's what makes getting a handle on it as a whole, very difficult. However, I still maintain that overall, the problem is much worse in Nigeria, than in Canada. Here, the main cause of Government waste is bungling and ineptitude, rather than larceny. In the US I think Government waste is generally 50-50. That's not scientific - just casual reading and observation. I could be WAY wrong. I think in the Nigerian Government - there's comparatively little incompetence and a whole lot of stealing. You dismiss the corruption report totally. Okay - I don't. Too many sources - and too many individuals - say pretty nearly the same thing, re: Nigeria. I know, from my own reading, that Nigerian writers deal with the topic frequently in both their novels and non-fiction. I could give you some names to start with, if you want. I think it's outside the realm of coincidence. And It's not the most corrupt place in the world, according to the report. Nigeria is 150th. The worst place would be 180th. The worst five are: 176 -Yemen 177 - Venezuela 178 - Syria 178 - South Sudan (tie) 180 - Somalia (Dead last) Those sound about right to me. I'll just stick with what I wrote - all of it. There, no caps or bold. I can do that, too. G'Night.