Generosity and Patriotism

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Lots of times inferences are made in spite of what the raw data would suggest other wise.  I've always felt it was in the interest of quality of life to raise the consciousness of our nation and people.  I've read in many places as how the United States was one of the most giving nations in the world.  Well, well, well!   Being a nose body and waking us early, I decided to test my assumptions against researched facts. 

United States ranks third in the incidences of lung caner.  You would think that since we have one of the highest educated population in the world and spend tons of money advertising against smoking and have a awesome appeal to look the Hollywood part that we would not be in the top ten.  Sorry, we're #3. 

Breast cancer awareness is all over map making inroads and raising monies through sponsored walks and even going pink of Activerain. You'd have to feel those millions of dollars are making some kind of impact.  Nope, we're #3 again. 

However we are at #6 on the charts as being one of the richest countries in the world, we have buck-ko-roos, dineros, dollars, cash or bling.  Yet when it comes to compassion, we re at #18.  Remind you all the other charts stop at 10  and the chart represent giving of all types.   We had to extend this chart to 20 just for the United States to show up.  

I think this performance disgraces our wealth and education and displays us as a selffish nation and I would go on record as saying a little greedy society who professes our virtues to be different than our reality.  We have one of the highest incidences of disease per individual in our population in the world.  Yet we contribute so little to of our treasure for the betterment of mankind.  

I know we can do better, I feel we ought to do better and solicit all to make it a reality to do better.  Too many of us act on what we think to be real rather that the reality of the facts.  This will become quite important in a few years when many of our troops who are fighting in distant countries return to civilian life and require compassion.  

They will have honored our country and may themselves fall upon hard times as a consequence of the sacrifices that have made to allow us to enjoy a Bar-B-Que and fireworks on this Fourth of July.  As you enjoy and partake in festivities, challenge yourself and your family to raise the moral bar on charity and not play lip service based on innuendo and false beliefs. 

I wish you all a Happy Fourth of July.  Don't burn the Bar-B-Que and open your hearts to reach out and share part of your treasure, time and talent to a worthy cause.

Countries with the Highest Incidence of Lung Cancer

Rank

Country

Incidence per 100,000 individuals

1

Hungary

181.9

2

Belgium

152.4

3

United States

142.6

4

Croatia

137.8

5

United Kingdom

133.8

6

Canada

132.6

7

Denmark

132.5

8

Italy

132.3

9

Poland

127.4

10

Czech Republic

123.3

Source: International Agency for Research on Cancer


Countries with the Highest Incidence of Breast Cancer

Rank

Country

Incidence per 100,000 individuals

1

Sweden

148.1

2

Denmark

144.2

3

United States

143.8

4

Belgium

142.1

5

France

137.4

6

Switzerland

137.1

7

Finland

136.4

8

United Kingdom

135.5

9

Germany

133.7

10

Netherlands

129.9

 

Source: International Agency for Research on Cancer


Richest Countries in the World

Rank

Country

GDP - per capita

1

Luxembourg

$ 68,800

2

Equatorial Guinea

$ 50,200

3

United Arab Emirates

$ 49,700

4

Norway

$ 47,800

5

Ireland

$ 43,600

6

United States

$ 43,500

7

Andorra

$ 38,800

8

Iceland

$ 38,100

9

Denmark

$ 37,000

10

Austria

$ 35,500

Source: CIA World Factbook


Most Educated Countries In The World

Rank

Country

Percentage of Population

1

Canada

44.0

2

United States

38.4

3

Japan

37.4

4

Sweden

33.4

5

Finland

33.3

6

Denmark

31.9

7

Australia

31.3

8

Norway

31.0

9

New Zealand

30.9

10

South Korea

29.5

Source: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2007


Most Generous Countries

Rank

Country

Donor aid per capita

1

Luxembourg

$490.59

2

Denmark

$389.53

3

Norway

$302.51

4

Netherlands

$241.39

5

Sweden

$188.24

6

United Kingdom

$176.06

7

Finland

$162.36

8

Ireland

$147.72

9

Switzerland

$145.61

10

Belgium

$103.15

11

Austria

$83.05

12

Canada

$77.87

13

Japan

$69.84

14

Germany

$67.96

15

Australia

$43.75

16

Spain

$32.88

17

Portugal

$25.46

18

United States

$22.91

19

Iceland

$22.19

20

Italy

$17.20

Source: CIA World Factbook

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I watched the entire Anthony Robbins video, amazing. He's not like what most think from his decades old infomericals. Thank you so much for sharing this it was very moving.

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Nov 18, 2008 10:14 AM