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Online Wildman78

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Instead of Space Race, End World Hunger
« on: July 12, 2021, 09:47:44 AM »
Instead of a space race, billionaires should race to end world hunger

The world does not need the competition between billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson to see who can fly into outer space first. Instead, they should put their substantial resources toward fighting the biggest global hunger crises since World War II.

A single ticket to ride on the spacecraft of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos auctioned off at $28 million. That same amount could have funded the hunger relief missions in many countries. While we want companies to be competitive and successful, there needs to be perspective on what is good for humanity. And there is a time for everything.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/commentary/fl-op-com-bezos-musk-branson-space-world-hunger-20210711-bqcyuwq76fggnm5y4a42iykhna-story.html




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Re: Instead of Space Race, End World Hunger
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 11:21:40 AM »
I suspect that a lot of his employees are not saying, "You're welcome," after he thanked them.

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Re: Instead of Space Race, End World Hunger
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 11:40:50 AM »
Thinking about "the least of these" is far from their thoughts.
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Re: Instead of Space Race, End World Hunger
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2021, 12:02:58 PM »
I suspect that a lot of his employees are not saying, "You're welcome," after he thanked them.



Got that right!     :tongue2:

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Re: Instead of Space Race, End World Hunger
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2021, 12:49:34 PM »
 :nono2: Feeding the hungry doesn't feed their egos... :no:

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Re: Instead of Space Race, End World Hunger
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2021, 08:37:07 PM »
It's not up to these billionaires to end world hunger. I thought that fall under the government of each respective country.  :shrug:

« Last Edit: July 22, 2021, 08:41:58 PM by BrotherWiregrass »

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Re: Instead of Space Race, End World Hunger
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2021, 08:39:41 PM »
It's not up to these billionaires to end world hunger. I thought that fall under the government of each other country.  :shrug:



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Re: Instead of Space Race, End World Hunger
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2021, 09:44:28 AM »
I wish they would stop telling these folk what to do with their money.


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