Sunday, April 18, 2010

quote and links of the day

“Separate an individual from society, and give him an island or a continent to possess, and he cannot acquire personal property. He cannot be rich. So inseparably are the means connected with the end, in all cases, that where the former do not exist the latter cannot be obtained. All accumulation, therefore, of personal property, beyond what a man’s own hands produce, is derived to him by living in society; and he owes on every principle of justice, of gratitude, and of civilization, a part of that accumulation back again to society from whence the whole came.” —Thomas Paine

Poverty: Half The World Lives On Less Than $2.50 A Day | NEWS JUNKIE POST: "In 1998, $8 Billion were spent to buy cosmetic products in the United States, $11 Billion to buy ice cream in Europe, $12 Billion to buy perfumes in Europe and the United States, $17 Billion for pet foods in Europe and the US combined, $ 50 Billion to buy cigarettes in Europe, $105 Billion to buy alcoholic drinks in Europe, $400 Billion to buy narcotic drugs worldwide, and $780 Billion were spent in military expenditure globally. In comparison, according to Anup Shah from Global, the cost to achieve universal access to basic social services in all developing countries would be as followed: $ 6 Billion to provide basic education for all, $ 9 Billion to bring everyone water and sanitation, $ 12 Billion to provide reproductive health care for all women, and $13 Billion for basic health care and nutrition."

Cherie Priest: Panty Raid

Via Amy BlackCondomania Online | "Who dat" with the largest penises in America?: "Blue States vs Red States: Blue States' Average Penis Size is Bigger!" The data base: "27,000 men in 70 countries" The spectrum suggests that democratic socialists have the largest penises and right-libertarians have the smallest, but without more data, people should stick with what's known to be true: Republicans have smaller penises.