Friday, May 20, 2011

Did I fail. please help

I think I did my best. But maybe failed. Please let me explain. Thursday my youngest girl was sick and had the day off school.
At lunch time we went for a walk up the street to get some juice. Along the way we walked past our local hair dresser, and she ask me if she could get a hair cut. Of course I said. During her hair cut, she said she would get it short (low maintance) if I got my hair cut short. OK you get the picture. Half way during my hair cut my heart went into my month. How I am going to pay for this. S_____ i just blow my $1.50 per day. I was so on auto pilot and did not think, I was doing so well and I just blew it on a hair cut.
So I guess in a way I failed, not for the lack of trying.
What do you think ?
Cheers Peter

Sunny side to the story,I have a cool hair cut and hair washing of my 10 year old is easier

Sunday, May 15, 2011



So I am going to Live Below the Line. Thanks to the many people who have ask how. To be completely frank. I don't know how,but I am going to do it

Here are the rules:

  • Live Below the Line Week
    From Monday, May 16 – Friday, May 20, I can spend no more than $1.50 per day on food and drink.

  • Total budget

    I have a total of $7.50 with which to buy all ingredients for your meals. If you only use half a packet of something, I only need to budget for half the cost.

  • Share your food
    I can share the cost of ingredients amongst a team, as long as no participant spends more than $1.50 per day or their total $7.50 budget. Having team dinner parties is a great way to enjoy the challenge!

  • No sneaky snacks
    I can't grab snacks at home unless you include the cost of buying the item new from the supermarket in your budget.

  • Garden goodies are OK I can use food sourced from your garden - if you factor in the cost of buying it from a market, supermarket, or other supplier.

  • No meal combinations
    No combination of meals on any given day can exceed the $1.50 spending limit.

  • No donated food
    I can't accept "donated" food from family or friends, but monetary donations towards your fundraising goal are acceptable and encouraged!

  • Donation Goalpost So if you want to help,here is the link

    Help feed a hungry kids through Peter

    Please check back as I am going to try and post photos of this week

    Thanks Peter Bruce

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bodie newspaper

Bodies first newspapers. Here is an original . Check out this photo
Let me know what you think please

Hugh Jackman video

Please watch what I am about to do,though this video presented by Mr Hugh Jackman

Here is the link to view...

Here is the link if you want to donate to my efforts...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Bodie first color photo

First color photo of Bodie the ghost town restored


War is costing us $720 million a day or $500,000 a minute, according to the group's analysis of the work of Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and Harvard public finance lecturer Linda J. Bilmes.

Given that 5 kids die every minute of hunger these figures just seem sickening to me. Are we really helping the world or are we poisoning the seed, the next generation.

Your thoughts

Cheers Peter Bruce

If you would like to donate to my Below the Line week here is the link.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Wal Mart Hunger

Here is a stat that most people don't know but should. If Wal Mart was to give 1% of it's sale to help world hunger it could be stamped out.

Yes 1%. If you are like me you find that shocking.
The graph above should there sale, and by easy math you can work it work,so it begs the big question,do companies really want to help stop hunger.

Hope you can donate to me, a little less than what Wal Mart could give. $1.50
Here is the link

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

American waste


122 lbs. That’s how much enters the waste stream each month from the average American home (family of four). Ridiculous, sad, and incredible at the same time, isn’t it? A study conducted in 1995 estimated that 96.4 billion pounds of edible food was wasted each year . Just to think how much that could help 1.4 billion hungry people and how lucky we are to not listen to our tummy grumble

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fifth birthday

Did you know? In 2008, nearly 9 million children died before they reached their fifth birthday. One third of these deaths are due directly or indirectly to hunger and malnutrition.

The world is facing a hunger crisis unlike anything it has seen in more than 50 years.

925 million people are hungry.

Every day, almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes. That's one child every five seconds.The time it took you to read this.

There were 1.4 billion people in extreme poverty in 2005. The World Bank estimates that the spike in global food prices in 2008, followed by the global economic recession in 2009 and 2010 has pushed between 100-150 million people into poverty.

OK I know what you are saying now. Peter has told us this all before. Yes I have,you are right

Soon I start my journey for a week,only a week of trying to live on $1.50, unlike many people who have to do this day in day out,going to bed hungry. I am asking for two things. One your help,in the way of a $1.50 donation and two your best wishes.

Here is the link to donate to me

Below the line/help Peter Bruce

Thanks Peter Bruce

Monday, May 2, 2011

Millions of Children Still Hungry

More than a quarter of the children in the developing world are still critically undernourished, according to a new report. It also found 146 million children go hungry every day and 5.6 million kids die every year because they are not getting enough to eat -- a figure that corresponds to 10 children every minute.

"The lack of progress to combat malnutrition is damaging children and nations," said UNICEF Executive Director Ann Veneman. "Few things have more impact than nutrition on a child's ability to survive, learn effectively and escape a life of poverty."

Children continue to die of hunger in huge numbers despite a worldwide drive to combat it. In 2000, the United Nations announced a series of "millennium development goals." One of the goals was to halve the number of people worldwide who suffer from not getting enough to eat. But the number of children who go hungry in the developing world has improved only slightly in 15 years. In 1990, 32 percent of kids in the developing world were undernourished; this year that figure is 27 percent.

As you know on May 16 I enbark on a journey to find out what it is like to go hungry. And try to live on $1.50 per day. If you would like to help I am asking for people to give a $1.50, about the same as your cup of coffee.If you don't want to help a thought is enough.

Here is the link to help...


Thanks Peter Bruce

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Coffee can save people

Yes coffee can save people...

But first we need to cover one thing. We need to love and feed our Dogs & Cats.
Now it is up to you to take a little heat,a little.
I love my coffee as much as anyone.Do I need it,yes some mornings it is a must,OK most mornings. But for a week I am going to go without (NO GUILT ON YOU). So how much do we spend on coffee while some people just try to get buy.Well, it depends where you go to get your coffee. If you go to a fast food place it will cost around $1.25 up to $1.50. If you go to Starbucks it might be a little more. Starbucks would cost about $2.50 to $5.00. It depends what size you get.

The National Average is $1.38/cup. The American coffee drinker consumes 3.2 cups per day!

So I will do the math for you


x $1.25

= $4 LOW SIDE per person per day

$16 HIGH SIDE per person per day

Therefore this is enough to many people.

So I hope you can take one of those cups of coffee and help and starving person. Here is the link to help Thanks for your help and good thoughts

Cheers Peter Bruce

Pets eat better an people

Food in this bowl $3.25

I love my pets, yes even my neurotic poodle on some days. And I am not saying that we should not take care of them,but I think we need to look at the whole picture. Most American spend more money on the pets to feed them than we spend on feeding some humans.(I know I am going to get bad e mail from the like of Peta etc). But lets go on here...

$45 Billion on pets This is in the USA only. I’d probably faint if I saw the international numbers. Here’s how we pet people spend all that money:

For 2009, it estimated that $45.4 billion will be spent on all pets in the U.S. in these categories:

1. Food………………………………………………………………….$17.4 billion

Now there are 1.4 billion starving people in the world.You do the math

2. Supplies/OTC Medicine…………………………………..$10.2 billion

3. Vet Care……………………………………………………………$12.2 billion

4. Live animal purchases……………………………………$ 2.2 billion

5. Pet Services: grooming & boarding………………….$ 3.4 billion

OK as I said I love animals, I am not saying they are less important than humans, god forbid some animals are better than human ( and the name michael vick comes to my head... WHY ) But people lets get back to basics here. People living on less per day in 3rd world countries than we feed our pets.Look at the big picture

As you know,and I would love for you to past this on to others,I am going to leave on a $1.50 (no Ia m not going to eat dog food) but think about not having coffee for a week.

If you want to donate to me here is the link. Min help $1.50

Cheers Peter Bruce