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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 arabchinalover 2017-5-18 09:40
CarolleRain: 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 &q ...
Don't forget the other part that is essential to happiness which is love , you need two things to achieve happiness to work and to love otherwise your life will be pointless . You have changed your idea a bit than it seemed in your first comment . Money is needed but not everything and not the end .......
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-5-18 09:54
CarolleRain: 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 ...
Maybe you are talking about your personal experience only . based on my personal experience, I got to know people who are very reach , they are rich in the true sense if the word and they are still having emptyness and nothingness in their lives ......
Reply Report spq 2017-6-17 00:40
The hybrid rice of Yuan Longping and the reform and opening up from 1978 is two essential points for Chinese freeing famine.
Reply Report spq 2017-6-17 00:42
The hybrid rice of Yuan Longping and the reform and opening up from 1978 is two essential points for Chinese freeing famine.
Reply Report RedRoseAndy 2017-6-27 10:53
Poverty and Famine Relief in the Developing World

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.

Safe water supply and adequate sanitation to protect health are among the basic human rights. Ensuring their availability would contribute immeasurably to health and productivity for development. "Business as usual" is no longer an option. We don't have enough time to just wait for large infrastructure investments to provide these basic services to all who need them. Several simple interventions are available, such as improving the quality of water in the home as well as improving hygiene education at the household level. Poor people can take charge of their own destinies and improve their lives by applying some of these measures. But they need to know what works and how such interventions can be exploited.

For more information on water wells please see: Wikipedia
Reply Report Ted180 2017-6-30 06:26
HailChina!: 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  ...
In fact, as robotics and automation increase the need for humans to work will decrease. But one thing is certain: whether or not they work they must be given money to consume the out-put of the robots or the robots will become worthless to their owners. The main duty of a citizen is to CONSUME! You should ENJOY that Hail China.
Reply Report Assamuel 2017-7-1 15:24
Poverty kills people everyday, here, but no one has ever died of a nuclear weapon, here in Africa.
Reply Report seneca 2017-7-10 11:59
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 ...
Sad, pathetic life - with coins you can be poor, without coins you definitely are "poor"... Have you never heard the expression "poor of spirit"?

No, your education fails you. You have not learnt anything usefulto lead a successful life. People have been around far longer than has money. You only need money if you are not capable of satisfying your every need through your own diligence. You are dependent on others. People like you can never be satisfied with what they have; money gives no good vibes - it makes you addicted. Once you have it you will want to have more, and you lose your human touch. Your heart gets cold and unsympathetic to other people.
Reply Report Huanha 2017-7-11 23:35
Interesting relationship, between (extreme) poverty and nuclear war. We should think beyond which kind of death is worse to solve the problem.

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