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Tuesday, December 20, 2005
The Events of the last year
In late 2004 280,000 were killed by the Asian tsunami, and in October 80,000 people were killed by an earthquake in Pakistan. These are horrible natural disasters with some degree of inevitability.

On the other hand: in 2005 8 million Africans died of a curable problem: Poverty. This is not caused by any weather event. This is caused by a self-perpetuating spiral that we are only beginning to slow down (thanks to the Gates's, Doctors without Borders, Bono, and others).

Our part is money... people who live on $2 a day cannot afford the $5 pill that would save their lives. But we can. So let's do our part.

Some of the best charities for end-of-year donations (tax deductible):
posted by CB @ 11:06 AM  
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