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Oh but their no money to be made in raising people out of poverty only in blowing them to pieces.
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ShirouZhiwu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tell me how we are going to eradicate the world of power hungry psychopathics that run the world and eliminate the root causes for war and I will consider not making myself better at the war thing than my neighbor.
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Aggie-tan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sigh 
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InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaaand this sums up why I'm disgusted to be a Human...
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ElvenrangerBri Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sigh...
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Divides Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Count me in on the list of people wondering where this information is coming from, and just what "$ 135 BILLION TO TOTALLY ERADICATE WORLD POVERTY" is asserting, because you claim there IS a solution for that little, but you don't exactly tell us what that solution is or how it would be implemented (instead seeming to focus on complaining that we haven't implemented this mystery solution yet, in favor of waging war on each-other which, ok, sure, war is terrible, but you still have to put your money where your mouth is, proverbially speaking XD). 

And I really DO mean that!  If somebody knows of some miracle solution to all the world's woes that can easily be covered with a mere 12 digit annual contribution, that's astronomical!  (In the famous lines of Dr. Strangelove: )  "SO WHY DON'T YA TELL THE WORLD, HUH?!? 
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I-Love-Dragons1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Divides, would you mind if we discussed this in Notes? I would love to toss ideas around to see if we could find something
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Divides Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, not entirely sure why you're asking me, of all people, especially considering my rather flippant comment...

Also not sure why this would have to be in notes XD. 

But sure, if you want to share something with me privately, I'll listen. 
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migranerp Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I second those asking for the source of the information
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DesmondNichals Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 you know seven hundred fiftysix billion of that was North Korea
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Karli2 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poverty ain't payin' my bills. Military-Industrial Complex ho!
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Eraezr Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What is the source of this info?
How would the money be allocated for those in poverty to end it?
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Divides Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah...

I briefly thought that maybe it was based on some overly simplistic criteria... specifically I thought it might be based on the World Bank's definition of "absolute poverty"... but then I realized that even if it was 135,000,000,000 per MONTH, it still wouldn't be nearly enough to eradicate world poverty that way. 

... So count me in on the list of people wondering what this is asserting. 
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Eraezr Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yup
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Isoken Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
*Hundred.
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Sandladee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fixed that pesky 1,756 billion number didja? Unfortunately you still didn't spell check but the third time's the charm. 

Hundred*******
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PrincessElemix Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Where'd you get these numbers from? Source?
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Fujin777 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Good money being wasted on shit.
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TarienCole Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Rubbish. 

It's not lack of money being given to the poor.

It's not lack of resources available.

Its corruption. And communists in the former Soviet Union, and the current PRC, let alone banana republics like Cuba, are some of history's most egregious offenders.

But hey, don't let facts get in the way of your agitprop. 
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cat-named-fish Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
1 thousand 7 hundred and 35 billion? ah.. er... isn't that 1 trillion? or is it 1 billion?
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Lily-Ash Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Your intention is good but I'm not so sure about the train of thought you're going with there. How exactly would those billions eradicate poverty?
 --- Giving them food and shelter? Which is only going to last for a few months before they start descending again into a poverty state again because they basically have no means to sustain a balanced life?
 --- Or are you talking about giving the means to be able to sustain themselves in a medium-long term? Because that sounds like something that would take more than a few hundred billions to give EVERYONE in this planet that kind of treatment. 
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Divides Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These are statistics for a specific year.  Presumably the assertion is that $135,000,000,000 is enough to eliminate poverty for one year. 

I have no idea where that's coming from, either. 



("This are?"  Aparently this new edit feature has made me lazy already XD.  Ahh well, fixed :-p.) 
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Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Poverty isn't about money. It's about resources. We have one planet Earth, and it has a finite amount of stuff in it.

We simply have too many people. That's why there is poverty to the degree that there is. We hit the Earth's sustainable carrying capacity at 4 billion people; we're now at almost double that number. We're spending natural capital (i.e. resources) at a frightening rate to try and support our growing population. We've stretched our resources too thin, like butter spread over too much bread.

The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. Let’s scale that to 46 years.
We have been here for 4 hours. Our industrial revolution began 1 minute ago.
In that time, we have destroyed more than 50% of the world’s forests.

And that's just one facet of the problem we face. There's CO2 levels, oil reserves, drinkable water, endangered species...the list goes on.

In short and sweet terms...we're in trouble. :disbelief: :faint:

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Ghoti657 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
There has always been poverty though since the start of civilization. Rome had a 50% unemployment rate (in Rome... in the Roman empire) Poverty was worse in Europe and the US in the 19th century than it is now (look at life expectancy and standard of living). 
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Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Okay, and that's relevant...how?
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Ghoti657 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Because you are saying there is poverty because there are limited resources for human consumption and too many people to share them. There has been poverty even when the total human population was less than 200,000,000
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Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
So people were poor back then because certain other people were monumentally egocentric assholes. What's your point?

You have done absolutely nothing to refute what I've said, only stated and restated some tangentially-related fact.
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Ghoti657 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
What I was trying to get at is there will be poverty regardless of the number of people.
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Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Having more people than the Earth's carrying capacity is only going to make it worse. That's what I'm saying.
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Ghoti657 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh ok. 
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Divides Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"We hit the Earth's sustainable carrying capacity at 4 billion people;" 

Actually, the notion that there's a single sustainable carrying capacity is somewhat flawed:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD-yN2… (Hank Green talks about overpopulation). 

So it's not that our total population has somehow crossed some all-important threshold... it's that 1:  It's continuing to rise too fast, 2:  Our resources aren't being handled very efficiently, and 3:  A LOT of the above mentioned population growth is happening where even fewer of the resources are going to get to them. 

You are right, however, that saying we can just throw money at the problem and fix it is a somewhat overly-simplistic viewpoint XD. 
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Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
The more people we have, the more we will have to lower the average standard of living for each person alive, because we will have to allocate resources to sustain that person.

So we can have a standard of living, or we can have 10 billion people. We cannot have both. We just can't. The "stuff" is simply not there to be had. Until we can directly manipulate energy into matter, until we can turn sunlight into something we can hold and touch in our hands, we have to control the population and put a cap on it at some point.

Only when the last fish is caught, the last tree cut down, and the last drinkable river polluted will we realize: we can't eat money.
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Pyro-Fiend Featured By Owner Edited Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eradicating world poverty would be amazing. It'd be inspiration and beautiful to see the worlds people stop suffering. But how long would it last? Poverty can't be eradicated just by money. The resources it would take in order to solve poverty is more than even those of us who do not live in poverty can truly "afford". Poverty's money is the world's resources. There isn't enough clean water and air on the planet to support the worlds poverty. There isn't enough land to house them all, there's barely enough food to support the people that aren't living in poverty. To fix poverty we must first fix our own problems. Poverty is proof that we don't truly know how to take care of ourselves. Human beings are ignorant to what stands right in front of them. The world it self is dying. Fix the planet before you fix something as insignificant as poverty. 
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levi927 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Writer
This is extremely interesting and powerful. You should definitely tag this a long many parts of a city. The color scheme is simple yet loud enough to grab someone's attention and the words are scarce enough for someone who is driving by to read it.
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Allimatti Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would end world poverty for maybe a day.  There is only one way to end things like terrorism, hunger, poverty, or any other social injustice you can think of:  make the human race extinct.  As long as human beings exist, everything you hate will continue to exist.  So if you want to save the human race, destroy it.  I wont let you, of course, because that's just what I do.
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merkachi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
... thats just.. wowwwww... just dont make grenades for a year? use that on poverty...
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clownster Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Not true. If poverty ended today then the world would become more stable, less war would occur, higher prosperity and overall a better planet,
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Dramawind Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The people that have control over huge ammounts of money are apparently the worst for that job.
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AkiraTheBrave Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I must agree, this is a good point.
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Backup4 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol irony
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infinityunbound Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
And under communists it'd be worse. NO government in the history of man has ever served it's people. For that only law can lead without a ruler. And that is never going to happen no nation would ever allow it.
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Pandaren-Chaplain Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Time to celebrate the 100 year's jubilee of World War One with new World War.
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Bleistiftbaendiger Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesnt matter if the numbers can be wrong or from which country he is talking about.
The point is, humanity does not help each other, but wastes money
(Yeah.. sometimes army to defend, but if everybody would have a heart we wouldnt even need weapons)
We shouldnt complain what the government does or the rich people next to you. It starts with us. With You! Touch ur own Nose. Why dont you help the people around you? Why dont you plant a tree? If EVERYBODY cares a little little little bit more, it wouldnt matter if any government (you cant probably reach) spends too much money on army instead of helping.
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Tegori Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Two words: Human Nature.
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DON'T. REMIND. ME. :X  Warmongering fascists...
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Amburu-hime Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"now donate to charity" : (
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mazdark Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
so what would we fight with... hamburgers?
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Superjacobworld Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the American way!
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VekaFitzfrancis Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Because keeping people enslaved by foisting a victim mentality on them is the answer to everything.

/sarcasm

It's a nice, works-on-paper theory you are advocating here, but the truth is that it's never that simple. What truly raises people out of poverty is removing the shackles that most governments impose upon their citizenry.
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Morncreek Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:facepalm: 
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ButterButtNutz Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so true
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