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Old 06-24-2011, 07:32 AM
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2 percent of all the water in the world is drinkable, fresh water.
And to share that among 7 billion people?
The average U.S. person uses 70-100 gallons of water a day.
The average African family uses 1-2 gallons of water a day.
In devoloped countries, you just turn on a faucet to get clean water.
In developing countries, women and children walk 4 miles or more to get dirty water.
Watch this video and tell me what you think:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCHhwxvQqxg
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:49 AM
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2 percent of all the water in the world is drinkable, fresh water.
And to share that among 7 billion people?
The average U.S. person uses 70-100 gallons of water a day.
The average African family uses 1-2 gallons of water a day.
In devoloped countries, you just turn on a faucet to get clean water.
In developing countries, women and children walk 4 miles or more to get dirty water.
Watch this video and tell me what you think:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCHhwxvQqxg
Unequal sharing of resources, what can you do? We can't help every undeveloped country out there, they have to get somewhere on their own
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:52 PM
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They can't do it on their own. They need help.
Picture it like this:
There's a kid who's really, really, bad at math. There's also a kid who's really good at math. The kid who's good at math doesn't want to help the kid who is bad at it because he doesn't want to share knowledge.
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:56 PM
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They can't do it on their own. They need help.
Picture it like this:
There's a kid who's really, really, bad at math. There's also a kid who's really good at math. The kid who's good at math doesn't want to help the kid who is bad at it because he doesn't want to share knowledge.
Its not about sharing knowledge. ITs not like we're greedy with our water or something.

Two kids in the desert run towards an oasis. One gets there, one is lost. The lost one is responsible for his or her own actions.

Its not like undeveloped countries are inherently bad at infrastructure. You have to do that stuff on your own. America believes its the world's savior. Its not.

We should mind our own business. We have enough problems, like a multi-trillion dollar national debt...

Which Obama has the perfect plan to fix: raise the debt celing.

*Oh my god I obrrowed all this money, how will I pay back? Borrow more of course*

Yeah that'll solve it...
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:42 AM
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Barack Obama is rather stupid about the whole national debt thing (no offense to people who like him). Sure, people will get mad if he raises taxes or makes budget cuts, but so what? He should, as the president he has the duty to do something.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:56 AM
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Well, America did destroy a lot of countries in the Middle East. An example is Iraq, such as destroying their infrastructure, ruining some of their national monuments, killing people, and ruining lives. We should help the countries we ruined, and countries in special need (such as Haiti during the earthquake and Japan during the earthquake and tsunami).
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:48 AM
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Its not about sharing knowledge. ITs not like we're greedy with our water or something.

Two kids in the desert run towards an oasis. One gets there, one is lost. The lost one is responsible for his or her own actions.
Its not like undeveloped countries are inherently bad at infrastructure. You have to do that stuff on your own. America believes its the world's savior. Its not.
We should mind our own business. We have enough problems, like a multi-trillion dollar national debt...
Which Obama has the perfect plan to fix: raise the debt celing.
*Oh my god I obrrowed all this money, how will I pay back? Borrow more of course*

Yeah that'll solve it...
Exactly. Another point of Obamas crappy presidency.


Anyways...yes we have enough to worry about? But we should think about others.
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