I was watching an old episode of Cops a couple months ago, and this man, who appeared to be in his early-to-mid 20s, was caught trying to steal. The cops were asking him questions about why he was doing what he was doing, and the man began crying and staring at the ground, and all he said was that he was so hungry — giving a very clear explanation as to why he was trying to steal. He lacked money and, thus, food.
So, I was looking at what would happen to him after this. He was...Continue »
A common statement is that we want whatever is best for our children.
I read that 1 out of every 2 children live in poverty. So, that statement is not actually being lived and is clearly not a real priority in this current system that we’ve all allowed and accepted to exist as the way we function within this world.
If we would actually live those words fully, we would each consider ALL children in this world as ‘our children’ — and actually do what is ...Continue »
I was watching something a few weeks ago about pneumonia in this area where everyone lived in poverty. The conditions were horrible, all the children were sick often, many dying — not just from pneumonia, but the focus of what I was watching was specifically on that point.
One of the health professionals going to the area was pointing out the obvious; the children were getting sick at this rate and severity because of the conditions of the environment they had to live in. They...Continue »
The following quotes are from this article:
“Some HIV-positive patients in Swaziland are so poor they have resorted to eating cow dung before taking anti-retroviral drugs, Aids activists say.
The drugs do not work on an empty stomach, so patients have to use the dung – mixed with water – instead of food, the activists say.
The shortage of money forced...
About 3 years ago, I was going down this street, and I noticed a house where 3 large dogs were being kept in this tiny fenced-in space — together. This space was so tiny that the dogs were trying to push themselves off of each other. They were all letting out this strained bark. They were very uncomfortable. Their body language and the noises they were letting out made it quite clear that this was a torturous experience — anyone would have been able to gather that. The...Continue »
Max, a then-homeless man in Utah, got the news around 2 weeks ago that he now has a “significant” amount of money. He inherited it from a wealthy brother, who died in 2010.
“He’ll no longer be living on the street or in abandoned storage sheds.” … “He’ll be able to have a normal life, and be able to have a home, provide for himself, and purchase clothing, food and health care.”Continue »
Why aren’t more atheists in significant leadership positions in this world? Would it matter if there were? Only if they are interested in real solutions.
“An atheist loves himself and his fellow man instead of a god. An atheist accepts that heaven is something for which we should work now – here on earth – for all men together to enjoy.” “An atheist knows that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist knows that a deed must be ...
There’s been an increase in the amount of people fleeing by sea from North Africa.
“One in 10 migrants fleeing conflict in Libya by sea is likely to drown or die from hunger and exhaustion in appalling conditions during the crossing.”[*]
They make their voyages on insufficient boats, which are additionally overcrowded. Given these dangerous travels,...Continue »
“We yelled, ‘We are peaceful! Peaceful!’ The women and children were attacked just like the rest of us,” he said. “They moved in as soon as the media left us. They knew what they’re doing.”
(Mahmoud Mansouri, a protester, in reference to his experience with the police)
“They were beating me so hard I could no longer see. There was so much blood running from my head,” he said. “I was yelling, ‘I’m a doctor! I’m a doctor!’ But they didn’t stop.”
(Sadek Akikri, a doctor, in...