Posted: January 23rd, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, That Human Condition | Tags: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, Extreme Poverty, Melinda Gates | Comments Off on Gates Predicts No Poor Nations by 2035
Bill Gates has made the overtly bold prediction that there “will be almost no poor countries left by 2035”. In the sixth annual letter published by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr Gates says that there are already clear signs of progress toward this end.
“By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been,” he wrote in the letter. “People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient.”
Countries once considered poor, such as China, India, Brazil and even Botswana, now have growing economies, he says. In Africa more broadly, life expectancy has risen since the 1960s despite the HIV epidemic.
More children are going to school and fewer people are hungry and where health conditions have improved, birth-rates have declined, the letter states :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 7th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Hard Pill to Swallow, News, Socially Engineered, Standout, That Human Condition | Tags: Americas Extreme Poverty, china, Cyber Espionage, Espionage, Extreme Poverty, Hack, Hacked, hacking, News, Phone Hacking, Poverty, President Barack Obama, Rupert Murdoch, Russia, State of the Nation, State of the Press, The Sun Newspaper, USA, Zimbabwe | Comments Off on World of the News: Hard Pill to Swallow
“We live in strange times” a quote that has truly lived through the test of time, each generation seems to have blurted this almost useless phrase since pelt clad artists scribbled on the walls of caves in Lascaux.
What’s changed, clearly quite a lot, but not so much! “News travels fast” now there’s a quote we can stick with, that along with Hard Pill to Swallow and you’ve pretty much got a round-up on what news is . . .
Week 1, November 2011
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