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To be with the others, you have to have your hair short and wear ties. So we're trying to make a third world happen, you know what I mean?
I think any celebrity that adopts a child from a third world country is a fool.
More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World.
I wish I had known when I was in the White House what I know now about the Third World.
We wanted to step off our island and add the color of the third world. We got gold cigarette paper and stuck it around our teeth. We really did look like pirates and dressed to look the part.
The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.
And why is our music called world music? I think people are being polite. What they want to say is that it's third world music. Like they use to call us under developed countries, now it has changed to developing countries, it's much more polite.
It's easy to sit in relative luxury and peace and pontificate on the subject of the Third World debts.
Often Hollywood crews go into third world countries and I don't believe they behave well.
And there are so many people in the third world suffering so horribly right now, and we are so focused on ourselves and our culture that a lot of things are showing up in our culture that are making it impossible for us to focus on others. We're so self-focused.
The Soviet Union represents a threat in terms of might. It is a joke in terms of its economy and what it has to offer the Third World - a laughingstock to countries that are looking for an economic-development model.
Global warming, the ongoing destruction of the planet, Third World debt, the uselessness of the railways, the takeover by the corporations, the scary George Bush person: all these things are important and should be animating me into outrage. Yet somehow they do not.
There is just as much evil in all of us as there is good. We're all continuously guilty, even if we're not doing it intentionally to be evil. Here we are sitting in luxury hotels, living it up on the the backs of others in the third world. We all have a guilty conscience, but we do very little about it.
Of course, Third World leaders love you. By ascribing third world ills to First World sins, you absolve them of blame for their countries' failure to advance.
After a lifetime of world travel I've been fascinated that those in the third world don't have the same perception of reality that we do.
I don't think that people in America are really given enough information about the Third World.
We think of violence as being conflict and fighting and wars and so forth, but the most ongoing horrific measure of violence is in the horrible poverty of the Third World... and the poverty in the United States as well.
So it's mainly a question of helping the Third World overcome the effects of global warming.
My suggestion is that we should first work to ensure the Third World has clean drinking water and sanitation.
There will be statues of Bill Gates across the Third World. There's a reasonable shot that - because of his money - we will cure malaria.
We are regarded as a Third World country with First World living conditions.
In two years, there were 22 military coups d'etat, essentially in Africa and the third world. The coup d'etat of Algiers, in 1965, is what opened the path.
Ahmed Ben Bella
I think the collision between the First and Third world is going to become more and more conspicuous. It's the big cliff that we've all got to climb.
Giving birth was the most amazing thing I've ever done. I'd been living in a Third World country, and I said, 'I'm going to just squat behind a tree.' I basically did that but in a chair in my living room. I didn't want a sterile hospital room. I didn't want doctors. I had a midwife.
We're a superpower with a Third World grid.
My parents leaving a third world country to a first world country and building from nothing - that's really inspiring to me and it's influenced me in a positive way.
If you look internationally over the last 50 years there have been improvements in the third world, but in the last 20 years the reverse has happened, with debt crises and increased poverty.
My own experience in the third world was that even if people started to make more money, the cost of living and housing increased often faster than the wages.
If you go to most third world countries, the older woman dispenses advice to the arguing couple while other members of the family, or even the village, sit around and listen. It is no big deal.
If the massive invasion is not stopped, we are going to be flooded to the extent that we will drift into third world status. For our children and for our grandchildren, we cannot fail on this issue.
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