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Is a HOME a Human Right? or Is a Child Living on the Streets An Acceptable Tragedy?

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Having people existing without adequate housing - or no housing at all - in this world proves that any belief of us being 'evolved' species is absolutely wrong. We still ponder money over each others basic necessities; Rather let a few have opulence?


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Bella B. (41)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 2:29 am
Thanks -
Indeed the time is here to reconsider and re-evaluate Human Rights so that the practical application/living of human rights - of the Right to Life in Dignity - can become a living reality, and be something that is applied and considered in Fact, in all aspects of practical living, in all possible ways, for all living beings.
Because even though most people will reply that No, a child living on the streets is not just an acceptable tragedy, the actuality of our reality in this world system proves otherwise.
So it's time we really consider How-to get our external reality, our world, to in fact be that which we all wish for deep down inside. Which reminds me again of the principle 'Give as You would Like to Receive' - such a simple truth, yet seemingly so difficult for humanity.
Much has been taken for granted in this world, apparently, and there is indeed much to consider. Thanks for sharing this series of Blogs and bringing into awareness the matter of LIFE.

Wednesday May 1, 2013, 10:13 am
well said, Bella B.

Malgorzata Z (202)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 11:48 am
To człowiek sam stworzył niesprawiedliwość na świecie, jest niewielu bardzo bogatych, trochę średniaków i całe morze biedoty. Najgorzej cierpią na tym dzieci, dzieci ulicy. A przecież można to zmienić.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:04 pm
Each animal has its nest, and we do need one too in order to feel healthy.

Judith Hand (55)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:29 pm
Noted. Well, I haven't believed that I'm an ever-evolving species since I was told that I came from a monkey in elementary school. Saw a good video from somewhere on care2 regarding the needy v wealthy stats around the world. Pretty much around the world, not just America, there are the wealthiest and the poorest meaning that most of the money goes to the top (whether individuals and corporations or a wealth related to a type of government that steers it around the powers that be). It's warm and fuzzy to believe that we are 'evolving' but I don't see that meeting history or changes in the last century. One question would be "why aren't the well-to-do taking personal responsibility to see to it that their neighbor has a dwelling?" The answer to that would be the same as it was thousands of years ago.

isabelle f (55)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 2:28 pm
Malheureusement, comme on dit "l 'homme est un loup pour l 'homme , et tant que cela ne changera pas , la moitié de la planète continuera à ne pas avoir accès aux choses les plus élémentaires: nourriture, eau, maison....

Rosemary Rannes (643)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 5:56 pm
Right on Bella B. & Birgit W.
Reality show that is never 'aired' - homeless kids living on the street! Our preoccupation with 'reality t.v. shows' is ridiculous! What will it really take for us to pay attention to what is right in front of our face? Suffering. Yes there are shelters for kids to go to but too many are not able to stay, are asked to leave in favor of new 'intakes' !
Have we let our children down? As a parent and grandparent I see many mistakes of 'giving in ' to placate the child's immediate wish- stop the public tantrum!
It's not easy... not that simple ... sometimes kids just can't stay at home - their 'reason's' are their own. Rebellion headlines teenage years. We've all been there... more or less.
A child deserves stability, a happy home, safe environment, nutritious meals, caring people who embrace their growing years educating every step of the way. These are just a few Human Rights children deserve.
Human Beings supposidly the Crown of Creation, have been anything but !
We kill each other, our Relations, our Mother Earth & Father Sky !
Michael M. recently shared so poignantly... i wept !

what is really left to say? I pray our consciousness evolves enough so that we human beings may truly be worthy of being the Crown of Creation. Meanwhile " teach your children well " .

This video may be 'off topic' however in the greater scheme of things it seems worthy to share

CSNY Teach Your Children Well


Rosemary Rannes (643)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 6:07 pm
National Center for Children in Poverty
National Coalition for the Homeless
National Health Care for the Homeless Council


Vicky P (476)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 6:26 pm
No, it's not acceptable anywhere but to me, no person or animal should have to live in the streets when a country has so much money being spent on stupid things.

Peta Clarke (30)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:34 pm
The International right of the child are very low on the list of what to do about the homeless child that can also be in a homeless family. The world is much about greed and wealth do world Government really care. Don't think so. Housing for low income people is not being made available in the western world what hope do people in third world countries have. The right of the child look good on paper but nowhere else

Paulett Simunich (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:50 pm
Shelter, water. food.....equals ......survival...!!!!! And many of the world's people are doing just that.....surviving......without adequate shelter.....water ....and food......We are our brother's keeper !!!

Edith B (146)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 9:41 pm
Every being should have adequate housing.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 10:36 pm
I agree with Bella cheers

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 11:13 pm
It is a human right

Stuart Thomas (497)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 11:35 pm
Noted. Yes, I believe that everyone who wants a home should have one.

paul m (93)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 12:55 am

Noted ,,, Good comments from all.

berny p (23)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 4:15 am
How about people taking their responsabilities....IF YOU CANT AFFORD CHILDREN...WAIT!

Frances Darcy (92)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 6:49 am
Of course every child should have a does not have to be grand..

Sandy MacGillivray (0)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 10:59 am

It seems so obvious that everyone deserves a home, yet, we so easily wear blinders and happily ignore the suffering of millions of homeless. Time to change this, thanks Marlen.

S S (0)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:07 pm
Thank you.

Reginald D. (3)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 3:01 pm
it's a pity that we as humanity are unable preserve basic common sensical rights for each life.

Leann Gail Huber (0)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 8:38 pm
We who have shelter take so much for granted. I absolutely believe everyone should have a home. It seems like such a basic right!

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:56 am
human rights,noted

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:41 am
People should stop having so many kids
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