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Regardless of your devote love or hate for our current president there is something you should know...he has provided more aid for Africa than ANY other past president. Now I know at this point you could argue the current state of our economy, foreign policy, and war, but that's not the point of this blog. My point is this:

MALARIA + CHILDREN = DEATH

I don't care who it is but someone needs to do something. We have a country, a nation, an allegiance...sure. We also have something larger than our country, nation, allegiance... LOVE and MANKIND. If you don't want President Bush doing it then why don't YOU do it?

There are a lot of needs in our own country I am not denying this or overlooking it, but hell over a million people (roughly 1.1 million) die yearly from malaria alone. And the majority of those deaths are children. That's right.
Now go down the hall and peak in at your children, look at those faces, and breath a sigh of relief that your here and not there.
Now slap yourself and skip your venti latte non-fat tomorrow morning and send that $10 to help save children. 3000 deaths occur DAILY and the most frustrating part is that all these deaths are completely preventable.

I know I sound like a bleeding heart but these words ring through my soul "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." (James)

Here's a statistic for you; by 2010, there will be 53.1 million children under 18 bereft of their parents in Africa alone. The loss due to various causes but primarily AIDS which is another epidemic I will get blog'n on one of these days, but for now can we do something?

Malaria is a tangible disease, in that we (you & me) can do something about it now. There is nettings that can aid whole households and pills that are available for nothing in cost.

Let's become tangible people. Religious or not, liberal or conservative, rich or poor we can all do something.

Here are some links to help:

RED
Intercare
Doctors for Life
Aid for Africa
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This week's lattes have purchased mosquito nets for a family of three in Afghanistan and nutritious formula for an infant in Sierra Leone.


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I talk WAY too much about absolutely nothing, but it's my own way of getting to what actually matters. Too analytical but at times it comes in handy. Enjoy hearing peoples stories. Get bugged by stereo-type people. Bad speller. Secretly lazy. Quasi OCD. Carry a constant frustration for the marginalization within America. Sarcastic. Suffer from (UL) aka uncontrollable laughter...never know when it's going to hit.

On my night stand

  • Foster's: Celebration of Discipline
  • Gawande's : Better
  • Macarthur's: New Testiment Commentary
  • Orman: Women & Money
  • Pausch's: The Last Lecture
  • Rowling's: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Safran's: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • Young's: The Shack

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