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Poverty Is more Dangerous Than Nuclear Weapons !

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Fighting poverty and diseases is more important than tackling the nuclear threat. Throughout history, millions of people were killed by long-established infectious diseases. Epidemics are the real threat to human today than any other kinds of weapons. About 40 million people were killed in the First World War, while 100 million were perished either in the copper mines or with a virus.

Poverty leads to terrorism, poor health, child abuse, violence, human traficking and all other social problems. Poverty has to be tackled and defeated. The only way to maintain a world peace in not by signing peace treaty and attending peace conferences . societies that left behind need the help of the developed world to provide them with education and means needed to enable them to catch up with their fellow humans. Children that are being recruited by exterimist groups need to be eduacated. Unemployment is the biggest threat to humanity and that creating new jobs is the best and most effective weapon.

In 1974, the first world food conference was convened in Rome, the delegates were treated to apocalyptic scenarios. They were told that there was no way for China to feed its billion people, and that the world's most populous country was heading towards catastrophe. In fact, it was heading towards the greatest economic miracle in history. Since 1974, hundreds of millions of Chinese have been lifted out of povert, and by 2017, China is free from famine.


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Reply Report Ted180 2017-5-13 01:48
The nuclear threat is less since the Russians and Americans have decided not to continue their massive (tens of thousands of warheads!) confrontation. The current threat involves only a few hundred warheads. However, the main nuclear powers (China, France, India, Russia, UK and USA) need to get together and disarm Israel, Pakistan and North Korea. (I permit India its nukes because they are not as unstable as Pakistan). I add that world poverty is a greater danger than global warming. We should cut carbon production only in ways that do not increase poverty.
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-5-13 06:40
Ted180: The nuclear threat is less since the Russians and Americans have decided not to continue their massive (tens of thousands of warheads!) confrontation. ...
I wholeheartedly agree with you!
Reply Report Dracarys 2017-5-14 11:04
Poverty at least won't lead to destruction but nuclear weapon would ..
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-5-14 11:28
Dracarys: Poverty at least won't lead to destruction but nuclear weapon would ..
Poverty will lead to more disastrous outcomes!
Reply Report CarolleRain 2017-5-16 21:19
make yourself richer, make yourself happier. Life is as simply as this.
Reply Report seneca 2017-5-17 10:36
There is "poverty" and there is "poverty". Some cultures thrive in poor environments and people never live posh lives. The environment fosters cultural developments of one kind rather than other kinds. Some peoples develop a culture that takes care of the basic needs of all members of a society or community thus alleviating the individual impression of being poor. Think of the many peoples living in farflung and undeveloped lands in Africa or Central Asia. They do not prey on their fellow men to get rich.

Other cultures, however live in a land that provides everything in superabundance. Some members of these societies amass great wealth, others become lazy. In time there will be inequalities and inequities and strife. These societies are likely to go to war to satisfy their material desires.

you can see that "poor" in the latter type of society is defined very differently. You can be poor but a beggar and actually enoy a good life.
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-5-17 10:39
CarolleRain: make yourself richer, make yourself happier. Life is as simply as this.
Wealth doesn't necessarily lead to happiness, you can check my new blog about GDP and GDH
Reply Report Ted180 2017-5-17 11:49
War is made possible by poverty. Poor people will be persuaded that some foreign power is making them poor and they'll support war. People who are comfortable and secure are less likely to be persuaded by their lying elites that war would benefit them.
Reply Report CarolleRain 2017-5-17 13:09
arabchinalover: Wealth doesn't necessarily lead to happiness, you can check my new blog about GDP and GDH
simply law:The degree of happiness will be cut down for the lack of "Enough"money. Money does not neccessarily lead to happiness. It is true. But I am sure without money in hand, there is no such a thing as happiness in one's life.
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-5-17 15:00
CarolleRain: simply law:The degree of happiness will be cut down for the lack of "Enough"money. Money does not neccessarily lead to happiness. It is true ...
Depends.....
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-5-17 15:12
Ted180: War is made possible by poverty. Poor people will be persuaded that some foreign power is making them poor and they'll support war. People who are com ...
That's right
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-5-17 15:12
seneca: There is "poverty" and there is "poverty". Some cultures thrive in poor environments and people never live posh lives. The environ ...
Well said.....
Reply Report seneca 2017-5-17 15:21
CarolleRain: make yourself richer, make yourself happier. Life is as simply as this.
What a crass materialism you are worshipping.
Reply Report seneca 2017-5-17 15:23
CarolleRain: simply law:The degree of happiness will be cut down for the lack of "Enough"money. Money does not neccessarily lead to happiness. It is true ...
Is that your "education"? It shows no wisdom, no philosophy, no insight. It is cold, hard-nosed and greedy materialism.
Reply Report HailChina! 2017-5-17 18:51
Why do people need jobs? There is a great surplus and it would be easy for society to cover the basic needs of members of the masses that do not want to work. Why cant the world be like the utopia that Oscar Wilde describes in his essay The Soul of a Man Under Socialism? It is having to go to work that makes me want to kill surplus capitalists - not not having a job. More and more people do not want to work. I hate working because it gives me no time to realize my true self. Isnt that what life is about? Realizing our true selves? Do you think we are all slaves of surplus capitalists or something? I dont want a good job. A good job wont make me happy. I want to not have to work and for society to stop attacking me and treating me as if I am a slave. I want society to provide a wall for me so that I can realize my true self. Why do you want me to have to work? I didnt ask to be born - society allowed it. If society wont cover me with its great surplus then I want to destroy society.

And this 'education' nonsense. What a load of garbage. Shame on you for using 'education' to justify poverty. Every human deserves a decent quality of life unless they are some kind of criminal or something. And even criminals deserve to have their basic needs covered.
Reply Report HailChina! 2017-5-17 18:53
It is what you 'educated' capitalists do. You use 'education' to justify poverty. Are you just kidding yourselves so you dont feel guilty? I think that many of you are. You worked/studied hard right? So you deserve your comfort and ease - and the ones with no education - well of course their lives are horrid.. Are you serious?
Reply Report CarolleRain 2017-5-17 18:53
seneca: Is that your "education"? It shows no wisdom, no philosophy, no insight. It is cold, hard-nosed and greedy materialism.
It is nothing to do with education. It is what I learn from reality. Can you understand what it means no coins in hand? I have crawled a long way from poverty. When you never experience the  bitter taste of poverty, don't just me with the word "materialism". It is always easier to talk than experience it in person. Even though in 21st century, I had experienced the feeling of hunger to death. I am an educational person with the wisdom of realism rather than idealism.
Reply Report CarolleRain 2017-5-17 18:59
seneca: What a crass materialism you are worshipping.
I don't crave for materialism. Before you judge a person whether materialistic or idealistic, please get to know the person and the stories behind her back. I am not living in the "ivory tower" as you do. I know I need to have money in hand, and I will earn it in the right way. If this is the greedy, crazy, superficial characteristics you think of me, I am fine with it. I know poverty, and I taste it. Do you really know what the word "poverty" means in your life? It is about survival rather than living. I want to survive in the society, and I work for the goal in a decent way. What's wrong with that?
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-5-18 07:40
CarolleRain: simply law:The degree of happiness will be cut down for the lack of "Enough"money. Money does not neccessarily lead to happiness. It is true ...
between 1950 and 2000 american GDP grew from 2 trillion dollars to 12 trillion dollars. real per capita income doubled. the newly invented contraceptive pill made sex freere . cheap cars, refrigerators, air conditioners, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, washing machines, telephones, televisions and other elctronic devices changed daily life almost beyond imagination. now, studies show that american subjective well-being levels in the 1950 remained roughly the same as 2000. In Japan , statistics showed the same . It seems that out happiness bangs against some mysterious glass ceiling that does not allow it to grow despite all our unprecedented accomplishments. Even we provide free food for everybody, cure all diseases and ensure world peace, it won't necessarily shater the glass ceiling. Achieving real happiness is not going to be much easier than deafeting death and aging. wealth alone can't acheive real happines, how many wealthy people have committed suicide ? fame alone can't acheive reall happiness as well, how many famous people have taken their own lives ??? reall happines beyond your healthy bank account and the number of your fans.........
Reply Report CarolleRain 2017-5-18 09:26
arabchinalover: between 1950 and 2000 american GDP grew from 2 trillion dollars to 12 trillion dollars. real per capita income doubled. the newly invented contracepti ...
Agree on that wealth alone doesn't comes to happiness. It is a good point in case. What I am trying to say the pursuit of happiness is based on the "needed" wealth. I cannot believe that a begger or a person without "ENOUGH" money in hand can be the so-called "happy". Let's be honest, do you want to have your life with more money or less money? If wealth has nothing to do with happines, what's the purpose of working? Someone needs to be the bread-winner in its life. That's what I am trying to make clear.

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    Water wells were traditionally used in the UK as a source of water since Neolithic times, and there was one near my home as a child. Most of the time water pumped from subterranean aquifers is already safe to drink as its naturally filtered and purified. More than 80% of all diseases in developing countries are related to dirty water and poor sanitation. To dig a water well costs very little,'Water Aid', by way of example, charges £292 to dig a water well in a developing country, so an area in famine that makes the headlines can be easily and cheaply helped by the digging of enough water wells for all.

    I have been interested in digging water wells in Developing Nations for decades as part of a world wide poverty and famine relief method. As Anne Isabella Ritchie once said:"... if you give a man a fish he is hungry again in an hour; if you teach him to catch a fish you do him a good turn."

    'Water Wells For Africa' says that each water well dug produces enough water for 2,000 people , it also quadruples food production, brings the Birth Rate down to Western Levels within three months (known as the Buxton Gap), and the green circles around the water wells can be seen from space. Women, who do the work of getting most of the water, are saved from a laborious and dangerous job. I am sure many reading this will remember the true story of a woman committing suicide after breaking her only water pot while doing this job on behalf of her family. A water well was dug by a Charity in the area where she had lived when the story became public knowledge.

    My great grandfather had several water wells dug in the Middle East as part of a failed project to provide food, and peace in the the region. He failed because his water wells were dry. I since found that there are 41 geological reasons why water does not necessarily run into the water wells, and found that they were all cured with a time bomb placed in the newly dug well, this breaks up hardened soil, and allows water to flow. This was subsequently done to my great-grandfather's wells, and they produced water (and hopefully some peace) in the region. In a similar way, I had dug water wells in every Palestinian Refugee Camp in the area of Israel. Just as planned, the Israelis filled them in. At the time the United Nations fined countries, and politicians, £2,000 for every break of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the fines paid were enough to dig water wells in Israel's neighbours, the rapid increase in food production was enough to end the First Interfada, and peace was restored. (The Israeli politicians then restricted the movement and sale of the increased amount of food, which caused the Second Interfada! I campaign for politicians to have IQs of over 150, and now you know why.)







    Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) says:

    Long before the advent of modern medical care, industrialized countries decreased their levels of water-related disease through good water management. Yet, even in these countries, outbreaks of water-borne disease continue to occur, sometimes with lethal consequences. In developing countries, preventable water-related disease blights the lives of the poor. Diseases resulting from bad hygiene rank among the leading causes of ill-health.

    Much of this suffering is needless. Health provides an effective gateway for development and poverty alleviation. Improving water management is a powerful tool that can be used by individuals, communities and households to protect their own health.

    3.4 million people, mostly children, die annually from water-related diseases. Most of these illnesses and deaths can be prevented through simple, inexpensive measures. For instance, trachoma remains the leading cause of preventable blindness, accounting for 146 million acute cases around the world. But the disease is almost unheard of in places where basic water supply, sanitation and hygiene prevail.

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    For more information on water wells please see: Wikipedia

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