Sunday, May 14

quote of my day

The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the poorest 48 nations (i.e. a quarter of the world’s countries) is less than the wealth of the world’s three richest people combined. (source here)


Lindsay Lobe said...

Assuming those 3 richest are all from the USA. I know 2 are. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, it’s not surprising you need to spend a few spend dollar to protect USA citizens. I can’t remember exactly the figure ...I think it was the USA spends more than the next 20th wealthiest nations on defence spending. Anyway it was statistically a significant amount. Well they spend a lot! On defence, but do you feel safer over there? What if you spent 30% less and the rest on helping fund education and aid to those impoverished countries? do you think you would feel any less safe ? Of course you may say that's an unrelated question, or is it ?
Best wishes

Gary said...

Lindsay, the US military budget is greater than all the military budgets in the world combined. And the 707 foreign bases don't bring the price tag down.

The war in Iraq itself will surpass $300 billion in a couple of months - that's a lot of beans and rice.

Of course, Canada has not come close to its goals in international development - not sure of Oz.

Haider Droubi said...

i comment on the white and black sketch..and ask my self..are we (human beings) turning to cold-hearted monsters, or to extremely materialistic zombies? (talking in general),that we would get alerted by the prices ,not by the number of souls leaving the earth with pain…if the media is trying to carry out a brain wash by passing the horrifying news line on the bottom of the screen while we are watching a comedy or a fashion show…I think tv ‘s are not our window to the world any more,it is becoming their data cables to our brains….an extremely dangerous approach .
4 usd., 3000 usa ,30000 iraqi…..are these units as KMeter,meter,cm………what about me ,am I a ‘ mmeter’…maybe some of y re decimeter….
and we still wonder where all this frustration and vilonace coming from….guys ..give me a brake ….

Lebatron said...

That's a popular fact. It's unbelievable, I know.

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