Monday, December 19, 2005

Observations on a News Cycle

11-Year-Old Arlingtonian Way Ahead of Me

"To collect the bikes, Winston set up a nonprofit group called Wheels to Africa, and he contacted Bikes for the World, an Arlington-based organization that ships bicycles to developing countries, including some in Africa. To defray shipping costs, Winston collected $10 from each donor."

Much Better than the Year They Picked Hitler


Bono, Melinda, and Bill...

"Bo
no is a co-founder of the DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) organization, which fights poverty and HIV in the developing world. From that organization was spawned the ONE Campaign to Make Poverty History."

"In January, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation committed $750 million to improving access to child immunizations, accelerating introduction of new vaccines and strengthening vaccine delivery systems.

The foundation focuses on education, global health, improving public libraries and supporting at-risk families, according to its Web site. The Gateses awarded grants to schools in Texas, Colorado and Massachusetts, as well as the Lutheran World Relief program, which received $640,000 to help nomadic communities in Niger avert food crises."

Bob Geldof Wants Dubai to Start Sending Aid to Africa

"Geldof says the Middle East, as a region, does "very little" to help alleviate African poverty."

Seriously?

P.S. On the President's address tonight: I just want to say that I think he would be hard-pressed to find someone who thinks we shouldn't stop terrorism. I also want to point out the poll numbers to the President and let him know that we aren't really buying what he's selling anymore, and that I think a good portion of Americans wish his sudden comments about taking responsibility for things were more than just comments. Johnson didn't run for a second term. That's all I'm saying.

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