Sunday, January 20, 2008
For, if we turn a blind eye to this,
effectively treating it as if it were
"nothing" in the process,
we cease to be human then.
To show your outrage
To show that you do care
To show that you are human
And what some had to say...
Jan 16, 2008, Luciano Pimentel , Canada
The day that the right thing is prioritized - lives, not war; satiating the hungry instead of the need for oil - this planet will be like unto Paradise. Until then, they will continue electing Dubyas.
Jan 16, 2008, Ashley Beitel , Maryland
Jan 16, 2008, Karen Walker , California
Jan 16, 2008, Shirley Barnes , Florida
Jan 16, 2008, Annie VD , Canada
Jan 16, 2008, R R , Washington
No one on this planet should have to go without food housing or health care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 16, 2008, Charlene Shumate , Arkansas
Every person is this administration should be ashamed. Bush is spending billions on this war and you are voting him funds to continue. Just think how many hungry people this would support not only in other countries but right here in the United States. Stop the war and feed the hungry.
Jan 16, 2008, NANCE O , California
Jan 16, 2008, Robin Lyles , Arizona
Jan 16, 2008, Karin Houston , Virginia
Jan 16, 2008, Alexandrina Leitão , Portugal
Jan 16, 2008, Doreen Forbes , Canada
Jan 16, 2008, Kim Szabo , Florida
Jan 16, 2008, Kelli Stowe , California
Jan 16, 2008, Arlette Scharer , Switzerland
Jan 16, 2008, Ginnie Diomis , Austria
Jan 16, 2008, Astrid Doe , Netherlands
My opinion: nobody should live in poverty and starve of hunger and/or diseases that can be provided by vaccinations and more research for cures.If certain countries should stop the wars they're participating in,the money that now is used for weapons and flying people and material to war-zones(I'm talking of billions and billions of dollars) could be used for programs to end hunger,poverty and diseases worldwide.
Jan 16, 2008, Carys Jones , Canada
Jan 16, 2008, Elena Rico , California
If their is a chance to end hunger & poverty then what is the hold up with Australia, the United States,Canada,Japan,New Zealand & Switzerland? This is not an issue people need to linger on, to take some time to think about. Your not making a decision on what type of car to buy or whether or not to join a gym, this is human life. Just do it. A big change needs to happen period. The cost of living is already ridiculous especially in California, and it's not stopping. More poverty, more people/families going hungry. I was astounded recently when Barrack Obama appeared on the Tyra Banks show and said the war is costing 275 billion(i think it was billion he said)dollars a day. If 195 billion a year is what it would take to end the hunger and poverty, then this definitely would have covered that and then some.
Jan 16, 2008, Philippe Ducreux , France
Jan 16, 2008, Barbara Campbell , Texas
Jan 16, 2008, Athanasia Giagtzidou , Greece
Jan 16, 2008, Ela Pi , Poland
Jan 16, 2008, Maria Vivian Kalaw , Philippines
Jan 16, 1946, Sammantha Lyle , Indiana
Please honor the agreement
Jan 16, 2008, Patrick Clement , Canada
Nobody in this world should have to starve and it's time we do something about it
Jan 16, 2008, Danielle Lorman , South Carolina
Jan 16, 2008, Rene Siracusa , Texas
The world IS watching
Jan 16, 2008, Scott Shaubel , Canada
Jan 16, 2008, Marcy Morgan , California
Jan 16, 2008, Lori Bembanaste , Florida
Jan 16, 2008, Mae Sell , Virginia
Not one person should go hungry!Little children starving? That is unacceptable!KEEP your promises!
Jan 16, 2008, Evert Jan Klein Velderman , Netherlands
Jan 16, 2008, Burton Weber , Maine
We ask only for what has been promised,for hundreds of years the goverment has been breaking there promise's it time to live up to them
Jan 16, 2008, Nuntanit Bumrungsap , Thailand
Jan 16, 2008, Daniella Roozenburg , Netherlands
Jan 16, 2008, Trish Smith , Maryland
Jan 16, 2008, STEPHANIE COLSON , Oklahoma
Jan 16, 2008, Kim Hogan , Pennsylvania
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Jan 16, 2008, Nur ARIS , Turkey
It is getting very difficult to eat, when I know so many are dying from hunger. So keep your promise,let us all eat. You of all people, know there is more than enough for everyone.
Jan 16, 2008, Phyllis Pleasants , Virginia
Jan 16, 2008, Karrie Kern , Texas
Jan 16, 2008, Beatrice DUPONT , France
Jan 16, 2008, Sabina Podjed , Slovenia
Jan 16, 2008, Sigrid Lenz , Germany
Jan 16, 2008, Joan Frost , Ohio
Jan 16, 2008, Ken Schliesmann , Wisconsin
Jan 16, 2008, Raluca Abudicioai , Romania
Jan 16, 2008, Merete Mortensen , Denmark
Jan 16, 2008, Trudi Reijnders , Netherlands
Jan 16, 2008, Diana Martz - Animalspirit , Indiana
God Bless the children!!!!!!!
Jan 15, 2008, Anu Saarinen , Finland
Jan 15, 2008, Jocelyn Koopmann , Australia
This should not be in this day & age. Poor children having to starve. No other word for it.
Jan 15, 2008, Morris Stevensen , Australia
Jan 15, 2008, Jennifer Posanka , Illinois
We ask only for what has been promised.
President Bush, 100 Senators, and House Leaders
Michelle Brown, on behalf of United Nations
We respectfully ask our government to help stop the tens of thousands of preventable deaths that occur every day from hunger and poverty-related diseases.
Specifically, we ask our country to honor the agreement it made and signed at the 2002 Monterrey Conference and again at the 2002 Johannesburg Summit to make concrete efforts towards giving 0.7% of our national income in aid to poor countries.
The United Nations estimates that when all 22 countries that signed the agreement meet the 0.7% goal, the resulting $195 billion each year will be enough to effectively end hunger and extreme poverty in the world.
We commend the countries that have already reached the 0.7% goal: Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.
We also commend the countries that have set up a schedule to meet the 0.7% goal and encourage them in their efforts to reach it as soon as possible: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
We respectfully ask the six remaining countries to honor their agreement and set up a schedule to reach the 0.7% goal: Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United States.
For more information, or to send a personal letter to a government leader other than President Bush, please visit http://www.freerice.com
Please do sign it.