The former South African president died today at age 95. Remember him through his uplifting and revolutionary words.
Given the opportunity to write about your life, what would you title your memoir?
“An African in America.”
“What stories would be in it?”
“It would be really depressing because nothing good has happened yet.”
“Are you actually from Africa?”
“Yes, I’m from Kenya.”
“When did you move here?”
“Fourteen years ago.”
“Have you been back since?”
“No, I can’t leave the country because I don’t have a visa or some important form necessary.”
“What’s your major?”
“Biology. I want to be a doctor.”
“What kind of doctor?”
“I’m not sure yet. I know I want to be a surgeon, I just don’t know what specialty I want to be in. I want to join the World Health Organization or Doctors Without Borders and travel around the world and help developing nations.”
The charater development of Effie is incredible, Elizabeth Banks is perfect for this part she portrays it incredibly
Also her face when she looks at Katniss. No one in the Cptl ever lost anyone to the games. This is the first time she might loose someone she cares about.
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Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.
The maternity package - a gift from the government - is available to all expectant mothers.
It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.
With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.
Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.
The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.
Socialism at work.
I would rather my tax money pay for this than drone missiles.
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the food and education made me sad.
I have always been fascinated by these ‘world of 100 people’ things, I remember spending hours thinking through the ones on a poster at church when I was 9 or so. It really, really makes some really important stuff so blindingly clear, in numbers we can understand. And it should, I hope it does, inspire us to act.