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Student group rallies to end world poverty

Supporters of ending world poverty gathered at the Student Union Amphitheater Wednesday afternoon at the "Stand Up, Speak Out" rally, part of a worldwide event in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

"We stand here proudly as members of the generation that intends to defeat extreme poverty," the supporters pledged in unison at the rally....

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Ted Rudow III,MA At the same time, dirty water is the second-leading cause of death among children globally, after respiratory infections. It kills 1.8 million children younger than 5 each year, more than do HIV/AIDS, malaria, war or traffic accidents, says the U.N. report.
The governments of the world are so stupid! Many poor people today live just like poor people lived 2,000 years ago, barely scratching out a living and hauling water from a nearby river or well, while their governments spend millions or billions on weapons of war. It's such a ridiculous waste! Thank the Lord, He's going to set things right when He returns and put an end to war and war-mongering politicians and wasteful governments! In the meantime, the state of the world shows what happens when man tries to run it himself, and what a mess he makes of it!
Ted Rudow III,MA
former Grad student

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