There are a thousand millions in a billion. If you count every second in a billion, starting from birth, it will take 30 years.
62 people have the same wealth as 3.5 billion others.
Last year, 85 people had the same wealth as 3 billion others.
Far far less people than1%, far far more of the nameless others.
The estimated cost for pipe repairs in Flint, Michigan, a town where most people live below the poverty level or a family of four lives on $24,000/yearly, which is $2,000 a month for four, $500 a week for four or just over $100 per person a week…for everything, housing, food, clothing, transportation, education, medical insurance, medications, doctors and dentists, tampons, toothbrushes and toilet paper.
The estimated cost for pipe repairs in Flint, Michigan, is nearly $800 million.
The estimated cost for pipe repairs and anticipated health costs associated with the population poisoning is $1.5 billion, or fifteen years of seconds.
Lead moves through bodies inter-generationally. Lead poisoning lowers IQs.
Which has consequences.
A million tears are in my heart.
You have been told not to play with matches a million times.
You are burning the planet.
You had a million choices.
A million raindrops grew that tree.
You can say you are sorry a million times but it won’t change things.
A million stars in a speck of sky. A million wishes on a star. A million footsteps in a lifetime.
There are thousands of alternatives.
More reasons why.
No excuses for disparities, the sore bare feet and the diamond skull art, the garbage pile combed for scrap and the jewelry box combed by lacquered nails, young girls bodies laid flat on coiled cots and opiate sex on a private jet.
No excuse for a child to go to school hungry, to go to a garbage bin for food, to go without water,
to go without,
62 people, more than a million ways wrong.
Not really a Biography
I have always been inclined to move forward, roll the stone, down, and often up, hills. I've tried to write through it all. Everything on this blog is written by me.