Almost half the world — over three billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day.
At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.
More than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where income differentials are widening.
The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income.
According to UNICEF, 24,000…
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(part of this blog was copied from a news report) A look at Urban Dictionary reveals the most popular definitions of "ghetto" invoke not only predominately black, poor, urban areas, but also ideas of "inferior quality." (Or, specifically, the inferior quality of the culture of poor, black, urban folk.) One definition suggests the word means "jury-rigged" or "half-assed." Another reads like a hackneyed bit from BET's Comic View, describing "ghetto"… Continue
Added by bobby j. pippin on August 19, 2010 at 12:12pm — No Comments
I JUST POSTED THIS THOUGHT ON THE BILL GATES SITE ABOUT IMPROVING FARMING: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx (BY THE WAY, WHEN THE LION AND THE KITTEN AND/OR THE LAMB BECOME FRIENDS WITH EACH OTHER, POVERTY WILL SOON END ON ITS OWN; BUT FOR NOW, IT'S STILL GROWING LARGER EACH DAY):…Continue
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Early one morning while I was gently swinging in the old front porch swing, vaguely thinking about how life so quickly passed me by, it suddenly seemed that from way up in the morning sky, something was clearly calling my name and telling me to come and see the truth I missed that lies in the path of life least traveled by humans; and then compare it to the crowded path of life that I did live.
So I stood up and walked out into the front yard.…