Friday, May 13, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Photo of International Women's Day celebration in Afghanistan of Women from the Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team and Iowa National Guard’s 734th Agribusiness Development Team, 8 March, photo by DVIDSHUB @ flickr
The Social Poets: How Do Mothers Fare Around The World?: "rom Denny: The recent Mother's Day celebration does make us wonder how other women fare in the rest of the world. The organization, 'Save The Children,' conducted a study and ranked the best - and the worst places - in the world to be a mother.
They ranked child and maternal mortality, health care, and education. The disparities were glaring:
Women who die from pregnancy-related causes:
Afghanistan: 1 in 11 women die
Norway: only 1 in 7,600 die
The bottom worst countries ranked:
Children that die before the age of five: 1 out of every 6 children
Women who die of pregnancy-related causes: 1 out of 30 women die
A skilled attendant at birth: fewer than 50 percent
Children who suffer from malnutrition: 1 out of 3 children
How well did America fare in the study? Not that well. We were ranked at 31 out of the 43 developed countries. Considering the state of our expensive health care system and wages driven down to the point people have dropped their health care insurance it's no surprise."
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Dennys World of Quotes: Work and Unemployment Quotes: "Work and Unemployment Quotes
We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work. - President John F. Kennedy
Unemployment diminishes people. Leisure enlarges them. - Mason Cooley
When I quit working, I lost all sense of identity in about fifteen minutes. - Paige Rense
An 'acceptable' level of unemployment means that the government economist to whom it is acceptable still has a job. - Anonymous
The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you're on the job. - Slappy White
Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden. - Orson Scott Card
We pretend to work because they pretend to pay us. - Anonymous"
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