Make Poverty History

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Day’s Verse:
“You called in trouble and I rescued you;
I answered you in the hiding place of thunder;
I proved you at the waters of Meribah.”

Psalm 81:7
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I’m just wondering: why is life not fair?

Everybody takes it for such a given, as if saying “Well, life isn’t fair, you know,” somehow explains something. Sure, I see that life isn’t fair, but why not?

In any case, because of life’s unfairness, I’ve added a MakePovertyHistory banner/link in the corner of my blog. Although this a primarily UK movement (the US has a smaller movement called One), I think has real merit. The basic idea is to push first-world countries and organizations like the World Bank to forgive much of the third-world’s debt. That way those countries can start putting their money towards meeting more important needs: education, healthcare, food, public utilities, environmental protection, increasing infrastructure, and generally raising the standard of living. Although my focus tends to primarly be on the environment, supporting the push to alleviate poverty parallels environmental protection because third world countries would no longer need to rely on selling off their natural resources to multinational corporations in an attempt to repay debt incurred. Once people can stop worrying about the next meal, they can start worrying about secondary concerns, including environmental protection. Continue Reading >>

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Day’s Verse:
O Lord God of hosts, restore us; cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.
Psalm 80:19
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Time warp to Tuesday evening! [Strange lights flash and flicker as the computer screen goes wavy before your very eyes.]

Tuesday evening I got back from Commonside to find my group members gone. I ate my dinner and checked again. Still gone. So I went out for a walk towards a building we all thought was Paddington Station, but which turned out to be Earls Court and Earls Court Two, a couple of entertainment venues that only look like a train station. Also on that walk I found the Brompton Cemetary, which was very neat. I intend to return there during a brighter time of day to get neat shadows and lighting on gravestones. Continue Reading >>