All We Are Saying..
Picture a bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free
Dizzy with eternity
Paint it with a skin of sky, brush in some clouds and sea
Call it home for you and me
A peaceful place, or so it looks from space
A closer look reveals the human race
Full of hope, full of grace, is the human face
But afraid we may lay our home to waste
On May 30, Mom's birthday, a study was published called the Global Peace Index. This is a list of every one of 121 countries in the world that are ranked regarding their "peacefulness'. Taken into account were number of murders, relations with neighbors, percentage of budget spent on military and weapons, number of people in jail, corruption level of govt. You get the idea.
The study has won the support of an influential and distinguished group of people many of whom are dedicated to promoting global peace, including former U.S. President James Carter, the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sir Richard Branson and Harriet Fulbright of theFulbright Centre. Pinkos,all, some would say.
You can see the list on the following link:
Some highlights are that the US and A comes in at a disappointing #96 immediately followed by Iran. In dead last is Iraq, the country we are dying to turn into a democracy. It's like foolish altruistic teacher trying to turn the truant, inbred, mongoloid, gang banger into Valedictorian.
Ain't gonna happen, Mr. Kot-tah
Israel comes in at #119 - OY!
Other notable numbers... at #61- Kazakhstan.
(Please note, this picture of Borat was chosen by Kimberly after my much more graphic one was soundly rejected because of "bad taste")
Number 1 is Norway...
#2 - New Zealand