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June 1, 2017

I protest #InternationalChildrensDay

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 11:20

This may well be the most important post made at this time. While we squabble about minor things, the most vulnerable are dying. That is a major thing. There is no arguing over the christmas design of the StarBucks cup when you are dying because you have no food and your body is devouring itself to try to live, and then you die. Tell me again why binge watching the latest hot show is important when curable diseases are ravaging people because giving billionaires more money is better than giving healthcare. Why do we deplete needed resources to keep our lawns healthy, and spend money to add chemicals to it that seep into the water system, when we have homeless hungry kids in the USA. Yes, in some places schools are feeding kids the only meals they get. Kids are homeless, and some of those are forced into selling their bodies for survival. Kids! We don’t see these as we rush to get our favorite things in the grocery stores and rush home. We look at our own kids and our parents and thank what ever good things we believe in that they have food and they have shelter and they have clothing. Some people can’t help, most don’t have the time, money, ability, and are struggling themselves. But why are we letting the greed of those who are well off, well positioned, take from the most needy to enrich themselves even more. Why do we as a people, as a country allow this. Look at your family and then promise to do what you can to force the government to do its job of helping the people, not the corporations and wealthy donors. Talk about the situation with others. Make signs to put up. IF you can volunteer. If you can only reblog an important message showing the need and how so very desperate the situation is for some of the people in our country then please do it. It will help. Please, remember you are human. Let us be the best humans we can. Help each other. Hugs

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

I protest.

I protest against the poverty and hunger in which so many children are forced to live by failing societies where greed is an economic norm. In the UK, alone, one in four children officially live in poverty… yet it is relative poverty. In many countries, poverty is the norm and means utter deprivation of even the most basic necessities. Every ten seconds, a child dies from hunger and its consequences. Almost nine hundred children die every day because they have no access to clean water.

I protest against the denial of medical care to any child. Every year, over 13 million children less than 5 years die from illnesses which could have been avoided or treated.

I protest against eager minds denied education in a world where so many have access to so much. Over a hundred million children, the adults of our own future, are growing…

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing, Scottie. It IS in the small things that each of us can make change happen… whether it is supporting those who take action or speaking for those who cannot.

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    Comment by Sue Vincent — June 1, 2017 @ 11:28

    • Yes, thank you so much for your post and the permission to reblog it. It is very important for people to read. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — June 1, 2017 @ 11:32

      • There are so many other appalling things that could be added to that list. The world treats its children abominably in so many cases.

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        Comment by Sue Vincent — June 1, 2017 @ 11:39

      • Yes, it is hard to know which way to turn to try to help the most. There is so many problems and so many in desperate need. I go again to countries that put their people first and these problems disappear. I hope the people of this country can cause the same shift here. The truth is people and charities can not fix these problems. Government needs to step up and do them. Hugs

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        Comment by Scottie — June 1, 2017 @ 11:46

      • I agree, Scottie, and it is one of those dreadful situations where governments do less than they could because individuals and charities do so much…yet if they stop and force governmental hands, it is those in need who suffer and die.

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        Comment by Sue Vincent — June 1, 2017 @ 11:47

      • There is no reason that charities and groups can’t continue to help and assist even when the government steps up to the plate, if they want to and can. You are so correct that these aid groups have had to stretch themselves to the breaking points because the government cut funds for it all. I seen it happen where I live. They gave tax refunds to well off upper incomes, they cut taxes on businesses, and built facilities for well off sports teams to only train in when the other stadiums were not very old. The took that money from the local police and fire departments while requiring more from each of them. The slashed the budgets for education, and they stopped programs to help the most needy. Our local churches are over run. They can’t get enough supplies or help to do it, our local food banks are facing empty shelves. The people need help, and I ask why should those with little give from their meager supplies when the local government is building huge stadiums that will only be used for a few months out of the year for teams that are multi billion dollar companies? Turned out some on our local government council are huge baseball fans and wanted a fancier newer facility to watch the training season. disgusting. We worked to vote them out but it was too late to stop the stadium. Be well, again thank you for your efforts. Hugs

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        Comment by Scottie — June 1, 2017 @ 12:00

      • There will always be room for extra help, but our society seems to be degeneratig instead of growig i all the ways that matter.

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        Comment by Sue Vincent — June 1, 2017 @ 12:16

      • yes that is true. I hope we can effect a change while there is still time too. Hugs

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        Comment by Scottie — June 1, 2017 @ 12:19

      • So do I, Scottie.

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        Comment by Sue Vincent — June 1, 2017 @ 12:19

  2. Scottie, You are so right about all of this. The callous blindness of the richest and most powerful among us is reprehensible. But we can each make a difference with our words and actions as stated in your important post.

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    Comment by Claremary P. Sweeney — June 2, 2017 @ 12:06

  3. The fat-cat policy-makers complain that the poor breed like rabbits, and the resultant overpopulation causes the starvation. They ignore that fact that overbreeding is a natural defence against mortality caused by deprivation. Greater numbers mean greater chances of survival for the species. So, who is doing anything positive about removing the underlying cause — poverty — together with instituting educational action to limit this breeding?

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    Comment by colonialist — June 3, 2017 @ 16:38

    • Well said. I agree. Plus you notice that most religions push having as many children, some far beyond what the parents can afford. I then hear people say crazy things like we can’t let gay people marry as then straight people won’t marry and won’t have children. To that I reply WTF? 🙂 Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — June 3, 2017 @ 16:53


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