Written by Robert Bruce Baird

“We need to abolish advertising for public positions and all parties and lobbies or any corruption that comes from it. I want a penalty of four timesrepparttar usual and an exclusion from any important job to go along with it in any case of willful corruption. I also want to discussrepparttar 113482 kind of thing Porto Allegre has done in Brazil. We can enable all citizens who takerepparttar 113483 time to educate themselves to vote on important decisions atrepparttar 113484 city and state level.” Sean said.

“That is naïve to sayrepparttar 113485 least.” De Vere smiled at Sean as he said it. “But tell us how that might work. I have been amazed at some of your approaches and I have seen them work so I will hold off judging you this time.”

“I am naïve to be sure. I am almost an innocent and I have been victimized or seen my fellow man victimized too much to continue to try to be anything but innocent and naïve. In fact I like being innocent and I hope to make everyone strive forrepparttar 113486 sense of righteous innocence so that we will never again have such a monstrous and terrible catastrophe as we are still inrepparttar 113487 throes of. My innocence extends to thinking that all people are capable of more than bureaucrats and our Synarchistic leaders have allowed them to do and be. Indeedrepparttar 113488 question posed by William Shakespeare is appropriate. Are we really will to ‘Be’ and allow othersrepparttar 113489 right and opportunity ‘To Be’?

Wealthy Countries Richer… but Sending Less in Aid

Written by Gary R. Hess

Forty-five million children are set to die by 2015 if countries likerepparttar United States and Britain don’t meet their aid quotas, reportsrepparttar 113481 international agency of Oxfam.

Even though countries like those inrepparttar 113482 G7 are wealthier than they have ever been before, they are giving far less in developmental assistance than what they did in 1960. The paltry assistance gives only $50 million dollars in foreign aid, while even less, about 40% is given to underdeveloped countries.

The Oxam agency is looking to G7 countries to cancel all poor nations' debts and double their developmental aid. Ifrepparttar 113483 G7 does not agree to these terms,repparttar 113484 MDG (Millennium Development Goals) for reducing poverty will be put out of reach.

The MDG also called for universal primary education, halvingrepparttar 113485 hunger, reduce by two thirdsrepparttar 113486 mortality rate of children under five and by three quartersrepparttar 113487 maternal mortality rate; and haltrepparttar 113488 spread of HIV/AIDS andrepparttar 113489 occurrence of other deadly diseases, like malaria and tuberculosis.

The G7 agreed in 2000 to reach these goals, however none have increased spending.

The United States is actually ranked dead last with only 0.14 percent of GDP going to foreign aid, which is only 1/10th of what it spent onrepparttar 113490 Iraqi war in 2003. Foreign aid given byrepparttar 113491 United States is only 1/14threpparttar 113492 spending of its annual defense budget.

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