It is certainly a sad and horrible commentary on the state of the United States of America, when 12.4% of the population is living below the poverty line. Yes it can be said that number is easily 5, 6 or even 8 times as great in Africa, and other third-world nations. I will certainly grant this point. However, in an industrialized country such as the USA, this is unacceptable. We should have a poverty level of 0%. Helping third-world peoples around the globe is the duty of all modern, moral nations; however, it is also our duty to take care of our own.
Posted by Bret Carbone at 4:28 PM
Here's a preview for a new documentary that is currently in production. It is entitled "Call of Life" and explores that mass extinction of species due to the impact of humans. You can read more about this incredible film at www.speciesalliance.org .