January 21st, 2016

Answer for question 4596.

Assume someone gave you one million dollars, but the catch was that you couldn't keep any of it for yourself -- you had to give it all to other people. Who would you give it to? Would you split it up to give a little to lots of people, or would you give it all to just one person?
Well, since i am in my eighties, i have given this sort of question some thought already, Though its far from million there probably be substantial assets to disburse after my death. So the million would be gravy.

Half would be put in trust to cover my spouse's expenses should she survive me,

Fifty-thousand would go to each child (3) and twenty
thousand to each of 8 grandchildren An additional thirty-seven thousand would help the youngest grandchild through college.

This leaves about 113,000 dollars which i would dribble out in 200 to 500 dollar amounts to ecological, poverty, and anarchist causes, public media, and a poetry website.

Killing Us Slowly (?) With Our Progress.

The following was posted earlier today by athgarvan. an Irish Christian Brother about my age whose view so closely resembles my own that i get his permission to put it here.

"From Ps.8: "You entrust us with the works of your hands to care for all your creation."

I should take cognizance of the way I use earth resources - water, gas, oil, trees, animals, forests, air, etc. - because they are limited, they will not continue to be available forever. I have often used these things as if they are unlimited in supply. Many species of animals, birds, fish, plants, and other organisms have already gone into extinction.

Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that a disaster on Earth within the next 1,000-10,000 years is a "near certainty"; that genetically engineered viruses, nuclear war and global warming all threaten to wipe out the human race in the foreseeable future.

"Most of the threats we face come from the progress we've made in science and technology". Can we continue to be in control?"

SHORT REFLECTION - Athgarvan Musings

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