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Sunday, June 22, 2008


What is killing the people of the world?

In the latest in a long-running series, we take note of yet one more piece of evidence that "terrorism" is one of the last things that requires attention if saving lives is one's concern:
The World Health Organization says more than 4,000 people die every day of water-borne diseases in developed and undeveloped countries.

It further warns that it will kill around 1.6 million people this year unless governments make a concerted effort to clean up their supplies.
I hardly need to point out that that's more than one "9/11"...every single day, year after year. Of course, most of those 4,000 people who die each day are black and brown people from the third world, not anyone the "civilized" world actually cares about, for all the high horses they're able to climb up on when it serves some political purpose (Darfur, Zimbabwe, etc.)

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