Haves and Have Nots: Who’s responsible ?


Top and bottom 1% together

Around 400,000 such persons (lying on the street above) can be fed for a day, with the amount of money spend on this car.  If you love cars, that’s one thing, but otherwise, are you part of this income disparity or against it ?

Now, check out following Income disparity comparison around the world. Red being greater inequality and Blue less and Purple in the middle.

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Have a look at this short video clip:

 

Ever wondered, why we see vast difference between haves and have nots, in almost every country. Rich are filthy rich (no offense), while poor living in extreme poverty. Rich throw half of the food eg in Saudi, when they’re full, while poor eat half meal to their satisfaction, once a week in Somalia. Some have made cars with gold, while others spend their life pondering how to accumulate gold for their girls marriage in India. Some go on vacation in Spain with entourage of more than 3000, while others save money his whole life to perform Haj (Pilgrimage) travel to Makkah, with two or three family members.

Let’s take a look at some startling facts:

  • Just like in America, the wealthiest 0.5% control over 35% of world wealth, Credit Suisse has compiled and released its latest “Global Wealth Report.”
  • “The combined wealth of the world’s 200 richest people hit $1,000,000,000,000 in 1999; the combined incomes of the 582,000,000 people living in the 43 least developed countries is $146,000,000,000.”
  • Pakistan’s 36,000 elite millionaires owns 40% of Pakistan’s total wealth (Rs. 2,118 billion) as per SBP report.
  • I remember, in 2011, US dumped food worth $6 billion, because it doesn’t want to disrupt global food price, if it gives on charity to any country.
  • “The U.S. poverty rate is now the third worst among the developed nations tracked by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.”
  • “The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the poorest 48 nations (of the world’s countries) is less than the combined wealth of the world’s 3 richest people.”
  • “The wealthiest nation on Earth has the widest gap between rich and poor of any industrialized nation. “
  • “20% of the population in developed nations consume 86% of the world’s goods.”
  • “It would cost approximately $40 billion to offer basic education, clean water and sanitation, reproductive health for women, and basic health and nutrition to every person in every developing country.”
  • The number of U.S. residents living in poverty edged up to 46,000,000 in 2012
  • The richest 1 percent of the population received almost a fifth of the national households’ income in 2012, thus breaking the previous record set in 1928.
  • 870 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat.
  • The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income.
  • According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.
  • “The developing world now spends $13.00 on debt repayment for every $1.00 it receives in grants.”
  • We normally pay 10 times more on a meal, while we can eat ourselves modestly and instead feed 9 people with rest of the money.

Now take a look at the situation of debt of the majority of population and find how it’s skyrocketing for the poor and falling for the rich. This clearly tells us that rich are getting richer and poor are getting poor. I heard ‘Interest’ or what we call it as ‘Riba’ has such effect ? Following data is from US trends, to elucidate the point, rest of the world has similar picture.

Growing income inequality has led to ballooning debt loads for the bottom 95% of Americans.

Now look at the income disparity graph as an example from US, over the decades and see how the Top 1% progressed in it’s income and how the bottom percentiles have remained subdued, effectively increasing the divide between haves and have nots over those years.

Picture speaks a thousand words, I’ll leave following photos to your imaginations.

I will never waste my food 

“It would cost approximately $40 billion to offer basic education, clean water and sanitation, reproductive health for women, and basic health and nutrition to every person in every developing country.”

Did that happen all of a sudden ? Why did that happen in the first place ? Should we hold ‘Haves’ accountable or are the ‘Have nots’ culprit themselves ?

Sources & Further Readings:

http://myscienceacademy.org/2013/09/13/us-inequality-at-historic-high-surpassing-roaring-20s/

http://www.massrecycle.org/getinvolved/advocacy/organics-waste-ban

http://www.wfp.org/hunger/stats

http://www.facethefactsusa.org/facts/supersized-hunger-pangs-supersized-waste-infographic

http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/02/news/economy/income-debt-inequality/

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/05/income-inequality-around-the-world-is-a-failure-of-capitalism/238837/

The sound of falling left or right


Find if you’re left brain or right brain mostly:
http://www.seec-icmct.com/dancing.html

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving” ~ Albert Einstein

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Daniel H. Pink, author of several bestselling books about the changing work world, drew on international research regarding left brainers vs. right brainers and compiled it in his book A Whole New Mind.

“The left hemisphere controls the right side of the body, is sequential, specializes in text, and analyzes the details,” writes Pink. “The right hemisphere controls the left side of the body, is simultaneous, specializes in context, and synthesizes the big picture.”

Lead Life Institute’s founder and author of Right Brain/Left Brain Leadership and Right Brain/Left Brain President Dr. Mary Lou Décosterd further describes the differences between right and left brainers: “You could say that left brainers are more focused on the here and now.They are more verbal, tangible (need to see it to…

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SMUT: Protecting kids and freedom of speech


Important!

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2Is your child in danger? Did you know that the largest consumer group for internet pornography is children between 12 and 17?

As you can see in the article at this link, little children, who have never had sexual relations, are being arrested and tagged as sexual offenders due to their addiction to smut on the internet.  Why hasn’t the smut been filtered out by default?  According to the mental health professional who wrote the article at the above link, many of the children would have never been involved if the smut had been unavailable by default.  Why do leaders in high government positions not only allow the ISPs to continue allowing evil smut by default, but also seem to allow the perpetrators to continue, while children are arrested? Smut should be blocked by default. Period.  End of story.  This should have happened years ago.

4What I fear is…

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911: This changed everything?


Staged…

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twin20towers20picsI remember listening to the initial news commentary on September 11, 2001 when the twin towers were first being hit.  I still remember a comment that a news anchor made.  He said that “this changes everything”.  I remember thinking “How does he know?”.  After all, the event just took place, and the Patriot Act wasn’t passed until much later.  The NSA spying wasn’t revealed until later.   I wasn’t the only one who noticed that comment being made and repeated and repeated.  As you will read in the article at this link, others also noticed that subtle implication being uttered by the media machines of those darkened souls who wanted our freedom.  I even spoke out as a national radio announcer around the end of September in 2001, and I stated that the War on Terror’s definition of “terrorist” might include anyone who is willing to die for their…

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How to Eat Healthy and Feel Great at the Airport


Quite useful tips!

Legacy Health Solutions

(Post submitted by Mr. Cole Millen)

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Proper nutrition while flying is a difficulty many travelers face across the globe. Specific food habits restrict people from getting the required nutrition during journey. Many airports have an awesome selection of cuisine to choose from, but it’s easy to head for the junk food when you’re stressed out and in a hurry. This means that it’s vital to plan ahead, with a strategy for eating healthy when you’re traveling by air. With the following guide, you’ll be prepared to eat well and feel better during your next trip.

Don’t Leave with an Empty Stomach

Entering an airport food court on an empty stomach is like grocery shopping while hungry. Before you leave for the airport, take time to eat a nourishing, well-balanced meal that will last you until you’re on the plane.

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Choose slow-digesting protein as the center of this meal, but be…

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