Re: [ujeni] Distribution of the world population
- 23 July 2000
Thank you for the quick response to my query. Very helpful.
By the way, to all the people following the HIV/AIDS situation: One of our
local/regional daily newspapers (Salem, Oregon, Statesman Journal) finally
carried an article on AIDS, front page too.
The headline: FACING AIDS The epidemic quietly overtook half a continent.
The next line after the pictures:
The warning signs of the oncoming calamity in sub-Saharan Africa have been
clear for at least a decade, but authorities at all levels refused to act.
Actually, it is from the Washington Post by Barton Gellman.
I thought it was significant to have a local paper carry this
story on the front page, along with a story about a Returned Peace Corps
Volunteer from Namibia, a teacher who tried to do something about HIV/AIDS
education on the side.
The date, Monday, 17 July 2000
the website: www.StatesmanJournal.com
So, Cathy and Don Weber, go to your local newspaper and have them do a
story on you, then run the AIDS article from the Washington Post.
Cheers to all,
> >From: "William Kernan" <william.kernan@...>
> >Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >To: email@example.com
> >Subject: Re: [ujeni] Distribution of the world population
> >Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 10:56:46 -0400
> >Here you go Vyrle. If anyone wants a nicer copy with a better font and
> >pictures, let me know. I can email it to you as an attachment. I've
> >it a bunch in the classes I teach at the community college, so I100
> >reformatted it to make it look a bit nicer.
> >Peace -- Bill Kernan
> > The World in terms we can easily understand
> > If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely
> > people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, itwould
> > look like something like the following. There would be:be
> >57 Asians
> >21 Europeans
> >14 from the Western Hemisphere (both north & south)
> >8 Africans
> >52 would be female
> >48 would be male
> >70 would be non-white
> >30 would be white
> >70 would be non-Christian
> >30 would be Christian
> >89 would be heterosexual
> >11 would be homosexual
> >6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all 6 would
> >from the United Statesneed
> >80 would live in substandard housing
> >70 would be unable to read
> >50 would suffer from malnutrition
> >1 would be near death
> >1 would be near birth
> >1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
> >1 would own a computer
> > When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the
> > for both acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly
> > apparent."