Bobby j. pippin's Blog – August 2010 Archive (5)

Poverty Facts and Stats by Anup Shah

 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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Added by bobby j. pippin on August 20, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

14 MILD PHOTOS OF POVERTY

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Added by bobby j. pippin on August 20, 2010 at 11:05am — No Comments

THE GHETTO

(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

THE GATES OF POVERTY

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):…

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Added by bobby j. pippin on August 18, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

MANKIND VS ANIMALS AND PLANTS

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.…

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Added by bobby j. pippin on August 5, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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