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Originally posted by shortywarn
funny,,, right now i'm reading al frankens book,,, got it for a dollar at dollar tree,,,
anyway,,,,, they predicted the total cost for the war tyo be 1.7 billion,,,, a bunch of bushies cronies blabbered it all over the media
then that one guy said maybe 200 billion,,,, he was fired 2 weeks later
and we're now on 866 billion
hmm,, can you say liar
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Temperance: Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
Order: Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
Resolution: Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
Frugality: Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
Moderation: Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
Industry: Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
Cleanliness: Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation.
Tranquility: Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
These five social virtues that Franklin stated concern your attitudes toward people with whom you have dealings. Good social character traits result in other people wanting to do business with you or to have relationships with you.
Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
Sincerity: Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
Justice: Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
Chastity: Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.
Humility: Imitate Jesus and Socrates
Benjamin Franklin's 12 Virtues
How are we responsible for 40,000 starvation deaths a day?
Enough food is grown in the world to provide over 3500 calories per day to every man, woman and child. That's more than enough to make everyone obese. So how could there be so much hunger in the world? How could so many people wind up starving to death? The answer is social injustice.
Small-scale farmers and their families are a majority in many Third World countries. These farmers and others go hungry because the fertile lands on which the farmers used to grow affordable food for themselves and their countrymen have been stolen to grow export crops, usually in conjunction with U.S. agribusiness companies. The bulk of world hunger, killing nearly twenty million people a year, is caused not by droughts, overpopulation or scarcity of food, but by this type of injustice.
The United States is the key player in this global food system. First, our huge, comparatively wealthy population creates enormous demand for these export crops, fueling the spread of export agriculture around the world.
Second, the United States has always provided crucial support -- political, economic and military -- to the undemocratic (or pseudo-democratic) governments which rule in the interest of those who steal the land, and brutally crush any protests against that theft.
"Responsible for 40,000 starvation deaths a day"
So, we steal food from the Third World poor by using our economic might to cause the best farmland in these countries to be used to grow food for us, not for the inhabitants of those countries.