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Think She Would Say No To Government Health Care?

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Written by mattliving

August 14, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Posted in Health, World Hunger

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St. Augustine On Pirates.

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piratesflagsIn the “City of God,” St. Augustine tells the story of a pirate captured by Alexander the Great. The Emperor angrily demanded of him, “How dare you molest the seas?” To which the pirate replied, “How dare you molest the whole world? Because I do it with a small boat, I am called a pirate and a thief. You, with a great navy, molest the world and are called an emperor. St. Augustine thought the pirate’s answer was “elegant and excellent.”

There is much more to the Somali pirate problem then the west is being told. Much more.

Written by mattliving

April 14, 2009 at 11:02 am

Could Just 4% of the Wall Street Bailout End World Hunger?

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ecosalon: World hunger seems like one of those grand unsolvable problems – the perennial favorite wish of beauty pageant queens. The truth is, it’s not unsolvable at all.

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stated that it would only take $30 billion a year to launch the necessary agricultural programs to completely solve global food insecurity. (Severe hunger afflicts 862 million people annually.)

$30 billion sounds like a lot of money, but considering we’ve just bailed out Wall Street to the tune of nearly a trillion, it’s trifling. After I did a little digging, all I could think was…really? $30 billion is all we need to end world hunger? That’s it? I thought such a major goal would require some unreachable, vast sum. Here are six things I learned we’re doing with that money instead.

Written by mattliving

February 9, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Posted in Economics, World Hunger