Thinking Thursday: Race, Lies, Charcoal, and Ice

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If only it were this easy:

Truth - Lies via

A staggering 40% of Filipinos live in abject poverty. That’s more than 30 million people; almost half the population of the UK. Many of them live in shanty towns in the cities, hoping for a better life, so work in places like the charcoal fields to earn some money. They often get to keep little of what they make as the local mafia demand a cut of the profits. The Charcoal Children of Manila

A staggering 40% of Filipinos live in abject poverty. That’s more than 30 million people; almost half the population of the UK. Many of them live in shanty towns in the cities, hoping for a better life, so work in places like the charcoal fields to earn some money. They often get to keep little of what they make as the local mafia demand a cut of the profits.

The Charcoal Children of Manila

Green and Purple People via

ABC News has learned that on Monday officials of the Obama administration called Citigroup about the company’s new $50 million corporate jet and told execs to “fix it.
Citigroup Grounds Plans for $50M Jet

I just LOVE that line: “fix it.”

You go Obama! When I heard about AIG’s expensive resort retreat after their bailout I just shook my head. I didn’t even have the thought “our president should do something about it”, that’s how little I’d come to expect of our executive office.  Guess the President can be more “for the people” like I’ve always hoped.

Education is the Most Powerful Weapon (via missdreass:neverknew) (via wasteofpaint)

On Tuesday, January 27th, 2009, former AIG executive got sentenced to 4 years in prison for $500 million fraud.

The same day, a judge sentenced a homeless man to 15 years in prison. The homeless man had robbed a Louisiana bank and took a $100 bill; after feeling remorseful, he surrendered to police.
What’s Wrong with our Justice System

And I leave you with this last thought provoking image. Vanilla Ice.

Vanilla Ice! via   

2 thoughts on “Thinking Thursday: Race, Lies, Charcoal, and Ice”

  1. Another great post dude – I especially love that Quiff on Vanilla's head – i aspire to be just like that……or maybe not.

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