Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
For hunger is a curious thing: at first it is with you all the time, waking and sleeping and in your dreams, and your belly cries out insistently, and there is a knawing and a pain as if your very vitals were being devoured, and you must stop it at any cost, and you buy a moment's respite even while you know and fear the sequel. Then the pain is no longer sharp but dull, and this too is with you always, so that you think of food many times a day and each time a terrible sickness assails you, and because you know this you try to avoid the thought, but you cannot, it is with you. Then that too is gone, all pain, all desire, only a great emptiness is left, like the sky, like a well in drought, and it is now that the strength drains from your limbs, and you try to rise and you cannot, or to swallow and your throat is powerless, and both the swallow and the effort of retaining the liquid tax you to the uttermost.
When people in the United States go to the grocery store they have a choice of thousands of products including fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, and dairy products, as well as countless prepared foods. Few nations in the world have these choices. Even people in some supposedly developed countries have limited food choices.
In the book Mig Pilot, John Barron tells of the escape of Viktor Belenko, a Russian pilot, who defects to the United States. At one point his CIA companions take Viktor to a shopping center. This story illustrates that in many modern countries people have limited resources and only the very rich in many other nations can afford the things that United States citizens often take for granted.
In countries known as third world countries, or developing countries, the food situation is much more severe. In countries such as India, several areas of Africa, and parts of South America hundreds of people die of starvation every day.
It is hard for us to imagine situations like the one described in the poem, THE ARITHMETIC OF POVERTY.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Thanks for following me on the journey.
From 16 - 20 May I'll be living on $1.50 per day for food 5 days to help raise awareness for issues of extreme poverty in our world.
1.4 BILLION people are forced to live every day on $1.50. Food, drink, health expenses, housing, transportation, education - all living costs must be covered by this amount. It's a feat impossible to imagine - but it's the reality for nearly one quarter of the world's population. I mainly feel the PAIN for KIDS,who don't ask for this,but are trapped in it.
Population U.S. 311,239,062 World 6,914,666,412. "You do the Math"
Your support is important, not just in money but in mind. (and a Hardy meal on day 6 would be nice)
But more importantly . Between these days ,please stop & think...
Every time you open your wallet to buy food,open your mouth to take a bite of food,every time you smell food. Think about not having it,not just not having it, but not being able too have it.
Thanks for stopping & helping.
Just a much as I need your help I need a BUZZ please pass this to others.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
People.I am sad today. Because there are hundreds maybe thousands of people out there who looked up to the wrong hero.
What does it make of us as people when we look up to someone.When we turn to a hero. Only you can answer that. But I would like people to think before they put some up on the petter stood. What does the person stand for,are they really worth while to be the hero. Will we look back and remember them as a true hero. A person that change our world or just some that was thinking of them self.