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01/07/2018 at 19:57


Lastest UN data shows that in the last century the number of deaths due to natural disasters has decreased to less than half. The UN’s ReliefWeb now coordinates help for disasters. It was paid for by tax payers in the most wealthy quartile of global citizens. Unfortunately hardly any of them know about it and most when polled think the number of deaths from natural disasters has more than doubled.

What can account for such staggering ignorance?  

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01/07/2018 at 20:52

Is the answer the Allams? 

Now then... 

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01/07/2018 at 22:02

Quote Quote by exiled CITY AFC on 01/07/2018 at 19:57

Lastest UN data shows that in the last century the number of deaths due to natural disasters has decreased to less than half. The UN’s ReliefWeb now coordinates help for disasters. It was paid for by tax payers in the most wealthy quartile of global citizens. Unfortunately hardly any of them know about it and most when polled think the number of deaths from natural disasters has more than doubled.

What can account for such staggering ignorance?


I blame the teachers. 

2005 Labour got 355 seats from 35.2 % of the vote on a 62.4% turnout. 2015 Tories got 331 seats from 36.9% of the vote on a 661% turnout. Left wing fannies moan the second one is sooooo unfair and we need electoral reform. But didn't utter a peep,about the first one. 

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01/07/2018 at 22:09

Quote Quote by exiled CITY AFC on 01/07/2018 at 19:57


What can account for such staggering ignorance?


Could it be that most people are heating beans over a fire built from the last leg of their last dining chair and couldn't really give much of a fuck?

If this is the winning entry please send the prize money to Disaster Relief. Cheers.

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03/07/2018 at 09:07

You seem frozen in a world that you think looks like it did when you graduated...

The world has eliminated extreme poverty two years ahead of target and we are now rapidly moving towards a world where the kind of things you just wrote are a distant memory.

Get with the program and write something topical for once.  

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03/07/2018 at 10:59

Some 650 000 000 people still live in extreme poverty. It is reducing, but is not eliminated. And my last post was just a joke, as I'm sure you realised. 

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03/07/2018 at 17:55

Don’t worry it is reducing every day: in the 7 years from 2008 to 2015 the headline could have been “Number of people in extreme poverty fell by 217,000 since yesterday”. In the recent past we saw the fastest reduction of the number of people in extreme poverty ever. It will be all over soon.

We know what reduces poverty now - let’s just vote for more of what works and reject what doesn’t work. 

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03/07/2018 at 19:07

Keep em in the dark eh?

“A more recent survey commissioned by Oxfam Found that in Germany and the US only 8% of the survey respondents know that extreme poverty has declined,

“National prosperity is a strong predictor of declining extreme poverty at the individual level. there is no country with a GDP per capita higher than 15,000 int.-$ in which more than 5% of the population lives in extreme poverty. “ 

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04/07/2018 at 11:36

So you are totally happy with trickle down?

Floating all the boats, even if some need to keep baling all the while?

What plans are in place for Iraq's water situation where the mighty Tigris and Euphrates are in a state of trickle down?

Does trickle down satisfy the aspirations of the relative poor in, for example, this country? And they are poor, despite not being Indian slum dwellers. 

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04/07/2018 at 15:37

No one here is poor compared to a century ago.

Extreme poverty in the UK is a clear oxymoron when thinking globally.

Relative poverty is a totally ridiculous concept once basic needs are completely satisfied.

Note the vast majority of Humanity throughout the world now has access to clean water, education, basic healthcare, education for women, birth control, electrical power etc. The only places that don’t are ones impacted by tribal warfare or religious mumbo jumbo.

We used to think that wealth comes first and you need wealth to drag you out of poverty. The last 50 years have disapproved that emphatically and proven that we had cause and effect the wrong way round for years. It’s why I have such disdain for sticking plaster charity. Don’t give money, give condoms, don’t build a school dig a pipe and get clean water to people. Trickle down doesn’t exist if anything it’s trickle up but we need a new language to describe what is actually happening not the old winners / losers - power vs. oppressed paradigm that is clearly NOT how the global economy really works.  

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04/07/2018 at 16:59

Bad governance hasn't helped either. 15 million under-18s in South Africa with minimal education... the second least educated population (as of a total percentage) in Africa. From a country that was practically First World in 1990.



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04/07/2018 at 18:00

agree - people perhaps need to not vote in regimes that willl take them backwards.

Let’s watcb Mexico impoverish itself even more over the next decade... 

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04/07/2018 at 18:10

Budweiser Lite has a larger market share than the entire craft beer industry in the USA.

South Africa is in a mess - the lack of education and dominance of the ANC means that the economic problems caused by mismanagement and theft will be blamed on whites and black foreigners for another generation yet. I had a part share as a silent partner in a restaurant in Cape Town up until 2012 when we sold the building, there's no chance I'd enter that game again now.


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04/07/2018 at 18:53

Agree - I didn’t play sun city -

but a mate worked and lived there for a few years “llife of Riley and all that”. I watched the film about the rugby World Cup but thought it a fairy tale and this it has proven to be.

I studied Papa Doc and the worlds first black democratic republic (Haiti) and its heart breaking how a man who was a public health community doctor could ruin a country and take a descent into personal madness.

On beer the craft beer and microbrew movement is massive in the USA and well ahead of us. Budweiser maybe the biggest now but it’s not size it’s growth that matters... 

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04/07/2018 at 21:53

No one here is poor compared to a century ago.

Is that called progress? Nothing to do with organised labour fighting for their share of the large amounts of money floating around?

Extreme poverty in the UK is a clear oxymoron when thinking globally.

Many very poor people in the UK do not think that way. Only wealthy virtue signallers have the leisure to give much of a fuck.

Relative poverty is a totally ridiculous concept once basic needs are completely satisfied.

Like food safety, a house without damp and rats and at a price that doesn't ask for choices between heating and eating? When we et there the ridiculous concept will be ridiculous.

Exiled, you seem to be a reasonably decent bloke - at times - but you let your inner Bill Gates run away with you at times.

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