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BRIAN & ANGELA

HOW WAS YOUR DAY ~ HAVE OR HAVE~NOT ? ~ A Lament Sonnet

 

 

7.5 BILLION (AND RISING !) PEOPLE LIVE ON PLANET EARTH

 

14% are undernourished

20% live on less than 1$ (US) per day

Millions of Children NEVER attend School

25% of the People in Developing Countries are Illiterate

14% of People live in SLUMS

50% of People lack proper SANITATION

31% of People have no ELECTRICITY

20% of People have no \"clean\" WATER SUPPLY

30% of \"Working Age People\" are UN- or UNDEREMPLOYED

In Developed Countries ~ Infant Mortality is 7 in 1000

In Developing Countries ~ Infant Mortality is 62 in 1000

Economic Status for Females is highest in NORWAY

(Lowest are MALI & NIGER ~ USA is 8th and UK is 9th)

Political Status for Females is highest in NORWAY

(Lowest are BANGLADESH & SAUDI ARABIA ~ USA 14th and UK 18th)

 

Statistics are derived from The GAIA ATLAS of THE EARTH (2005)

 

Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love to ALL ~ BRIAN XOX

 

Today is my BIRTHDAY (34) and when I counted my Blessings ~ 20

Cards ~ Presents ~ Parties etc. I realised how blessed I was compared

to all those who only exist and are on the breadline. I have a secure Job

I received the best Education on Earth from the age of five ~ I have an OK

car ~ my own Flat ~ good Health (and the NHS) and an expectancy to live

beyond 80 !  Loving Family ~ lots of friends and a reliable PC which helps

me to interact with our lovely MPS Family ~ AMEN. I have visited Africa ~

Mexico ~ Peru ~ The Caribbean etc. to see for myself and I do suporrt The

Developing Countries through the Church. We can make a difference and

close the GAP betwen the HAVES  and the HAVE NOTS ~ Love BRIAN XOX