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Posted 4/27/15 , edited 5/3/15
Despite what the media likes to portray, the world is actually getting better. That includes `Murica, where crime has gone down by over 50% in the last 20 years. The lowest it's been since the early 60's, when we had 130 million less people.

Here are some other interesting facts:

- In 20 years, 1 billion people have been taken out of extreme poverty.
- Gender inequality has gone down by 20% since 1995, worldwide.
- Gay marriage is legal in 18 countries, it is federally legal in the United States.
- Children mortality rates have dropped by half since 1990.
- 22% of the worlds energy is from renewable resources.

- What surprised me, was this:


Yes, we still have a lot more work to do. But if we look at the last 500 years, or even just the last 50. The improvements we've made in the human condition has been truly astonishing, and unexpected. We should have every reason to believe it will continue. Unfortunately, we rarely see life in that perspective.

Posted 4/27/15
Well there's still 200000001 things wrong with the world, but at least we're killing each other less.
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Wish the US would get a bit better.
California has only one year of water left.
If we're lucky.
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Posted 4/27/15 , edited 4/27/15
Who's planning to live a hundred years?


I don't think everyone would be like this though.
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violentlypukes wrote:

Wish the US would get a bit better.
California has only one year of water left.
If we're lucky.
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argghh, taking these super short showers is a pain too *sigh*
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Posted 4/27/15

kimchino wrote:


violentlypukes wrote:

Wish the US would get a bit better.
California has only one year of water left.
If we're lucky.
(╥﹏╥)


argghh, taking these super short showers is a pain too *sigh*
You guys can come to WA! We have lots of water. In fact, it rains almost every single day.............

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Posted 4/27/15
World, peaceful? Y-yeah. sure...
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Posted 4/27/15
A positive thread shining amongst all the crap

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Posted 4/27/15 , edited 4/27/15

Kaeru69 wrote:

World, peaceful? Y-yeah. sure...
Not peaceful, just better.

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Posted 4/27/15
We aren't perfect, but we are getting better. That is a good, reassuring sign at least.
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Posted 4/27/15

kimchino wrote:


violentlypukes wrote:

Wish the US would get a bit better.
California has only one year of water left.
If we're lucky.
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argghh, taking these super short showers is a pain too *sigh*




Heard that theyre planning to make us drink sewage water now. :/
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Posted 4/27/15

That's slightly sad because my family decided we're going to move to WA.
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Posted 4/27/15
Enjoy it while it lasts.
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Posted 4/27/15
Less war is nice, but now that we stopped killing each other, the world is doing it for us.

Remember to donate to the Nepal disaster relief fund.
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used to visit California before the problem with the shortage of water was really terrible, and I had loads of fun. I was living in San Diego during the time and visited green field, and went to Santa Cruz Amusement park. I guess people are becoming more better, but the actual world is still in crisis.
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