Shahid Batalvi Speaks

with apology to Black Elk for he speaks first

Numbers spin in my head

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The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, which just released its annual report on the state of world hunger, says global food output will have to increase by 70 percent to feed a projected population of 9.1 billion in 2050.
 
To achieve that, poor countries will need $44 billion in annual agricultural aid, compared with the current $7.9 billion, the Rome-based FAO said. Overall, an annual net investment in agriculture of $83 billion is needed to feed the world.
 
The U.S. healthcare system wastes between $505 billion and $850 billion every year, the report from Robert Kelley, vice president of healthcare analytics at Thomson Reuters, found.
 
The total cost to the U.S. for the war in Iraq as of this moment = $694,690,126,018
The total cost to the U.S. for the war in Afghanistan as of this moment = $230,089,075,320
 
I am a man of numbers. Numbers spin in my head.
I eat numbers all day and then this emesis forces me look at them, again and again.
 
Prophecy of the Cree Native American Tribe

"Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten".
 
One day, the hunger and nakedness of the mass of humanity will eat everyone alive.
Mother Earth spins.
That day is not far when man will cannibalize man, again.
 
ik din inSaNiat di buKH aur NaNg sB nOn zinDa kha jAay gee.
DhrTi maAn gHumdi ae.
O vKt dur naEn jDon inSaan inSaan nOn fir khae ga.
October 24, 2009

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Written by Shahid Batalvi

October 26, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Posted in Analysis

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