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Re: Sadly, life seems to be becoming very cheap by the fugitive on 7 June 2006 4:19pm
 
Maecelle - I remember some years ago my country was in turmoil people being killed every day of the week, through bombs and shootings, we had kidnappings and economic ruin.... I saw a man and his wife driving along blown up, another friend's father was kidnapped, a current friend of mine who was in the police service was shot one day when on duty, on his way to hospital the vehicle he was in was subjected to a bomb blast as the vehicle went by. My own father was injured by a bomb. That was because of a minority the MAJORITY of people wanted a settled peace which we are still struggling to keep, it has taken years to get to this point and we are still waiting for either side to start again.

Through our struggle, we found we did care about other countries and the strife they go through, but we don't hear enough as to what's going on in Rio through the media. It's as if " if people don't know it will go away" syndrome still exists, as mike says politicians will try and push some other argument on the table, such as gay marriage (if people live in a loving and caring relationship - that's what matters) and yet they don't open their eyes and see what's happening. For example if such terrible acts were happening in an oil rich country supplying the "rich" countries with fuel would the so called "Wealthy" intervene? I think so... As we become more educated about what's happening in the World - not the propoganda that's dished to us, we then can force a change, unfortunately it takes time. There are people out there who want change, and are trying to do that, but their fight is an uphill struggle with brick wall after brick wall blocking the way.
There is "Compassion Fatigue" but it takes a strong heart and mind to say "it's not enough" even in New Orleans nearly a year on, places of the wonderful city are under curfew, uninhabitable - why? Maybe because gay marriage is more important than life itself - I'm taking that as an example - but I'm afraid it's the World all over.
 
Re: Sadly, life seems to be becoming very cheap by tucsonmike on 7 June 2006 11:04pm
 
Arty, sadly stuff like that still does happen occasionally.

Fugitive, well said! Last year, when Katrina hit some of us on here wondered how much New Orleans would come back. It has to! I just read an economic article. It turns out of the top ten U.S. Ports, almost all are between the Mississippi River (the stretch between Baton Rouge and New Orleans) and Corpus Christi, Texas. As "vulnerable" as New Orleans is, strategically, it has to be there. It is true, recovery there is relative.

Just curious Fugitive. Which country are you from?
 
Re: Sadly, life seems to be becoming very cheap by the fugitive on 8 June 2006 3:52pm
 
ah Mike - the fugitive comes from .... oops my location is secret hence the name! I'm not from the Americas...
 
Re: Sadly, life seems to be becoming very cheap by tucsonmike on 8 June 2006 5:31pm
 
Point taken, but good clue. I was going to guess Colombia.
 
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