Shocking: Millions of Americans Subsist on $2 or Less per Day

I know that the income gap between the rich and the poor has been increasing at alarming rates over the past decade, but I was shocked to learn that millions of AMERICAN children get by on less than $2 a day.  In a third world country, where the cost of living is lower, that might be do-able but what the heck can you buy with 2 bucks in the USA?

Count Your Blessings


''If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of the world.

If you have money in the bank, your wallet, and some spare change you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness you are more blessed than the million people who will not survive this week.

Cheap Solar Cooker

This is so cool I copied-and-pasted the whole thing.  Once again I'm struck by how ingenious use of resources we already have - seeing the problem through new eyes - results in something elegantly simple and perfectly on-target.  No other comment needed from me at all!


Being Practical

I found this article at Der Spiegel online. Below are just the opening paragraphs, along with the link to the full text. While we rhapsodize about harmonics and convergences and other stuff that I frankly do not understand (silly unevolved human that I am), here is what is spreading across the world. Where are we when the shit hits the fan?

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