What is Basic Aid & Basic Human Needs?

Basic Human Needs Group Photo

What is The Basic Aid and Basic Human Needs (BHN) project?

It all started when our friends Jess and Dan Ship left a comfortable life teaching English in Taiwan to work in the trenches of  the poverty stricken part of Varanasi to help street kids. Through BHN, they provide shelter, food, medical treatment, education and of course love to these children… and have been doing it for over a decade.

It hasn’t been an easy road, but it has been fulfilling.

BHN is a nonprofit organization in Varanasi, India, that has been giving hope to underprivileged children through their school and hostel (Jeevan School).

Every year, Jess comes back to raise money for their school. As she was a musician that we had all done shows with, jammed with or just sat around a campfire and sang songs on beat up guitars with, we decided to put on little festivals to help out and Basic Aid was born.

Though Basic Aid has also been there to help raise money and send supplies to typhoon stricken areas of Taiwan, the main focus has been to raise money to send to the Jeevan School or to buy things BHN needs: musical instruments, blankets, clothes, food and much more.

 
You can also get a bit more understanding and see some of the work they are doing in these videos:
 
Basic Human Needs’ Jeevan School:
 
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo93DC-8kCk

You can find out more about this project and donate here:

http://www.basichumanneeds.org

Our next Event will be August 27 2016. You can find out more about this here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/576570342541013/

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White Lives Matter More! Yeah, he said it.

BLM

It’s almost 4AM Tuesday Morning and I just stumbled across a little dialogue concerning the Black Lives Matter Movement. I posted this little meme with a burning house and a white guy putting water on the house next door to the house that wasn’t burning.

Here it is:

BLM Cartoon

And I posted this:

http://imgur.com/a/YkDVQ 

Check the link out. It’s pretty good.It’s between a Law Professor and an ignorant law student. Good insights.

 

A few minutes goes by and then this dude posts this right under my post (and his last name sounds as Italian as his first name).

 

*Tony M….ni:  Actually more whites get killed by cops than anyone so WHITE FUCKING LIVES MATTER MORE!!


So, of course, I want to see his source. So I write:

*Paul Davies:  Provide a source for your claim there, Tony?

A little time goes by, I see some other stupid shit and then unleash:
 

 

*Paul Davies Ok, Tony, based on what you have just posted, you don’t seem to be the brightest bulb in the office building window, and I’ll assume you’re getting your stats from FB memes or fox news or some other dumb-ass shit…so here’s a little brain logic for you there, Sporty.

 

It seems you know how to play guitar – and being a musician myself, I feel there may be hope for you… and hopefully after reading what I have written, you’ll use your fucking brain and never post dumb ass fucking drivel like you just did ever again.
 
I’m not sure how good your math is, but let’s think about this before too many people read the fucktard statement you just made on this thread.
 
From 1999 to 2011, the CDC reported that:
 
2,151 whites were killed by cops — and 1,130 blacks were killed by cops.
 
You’re right there… more whites were killed by cops. Let’s give the boy a fucking cracker dipped in peanut butter for noticing that stat.
 
Now let’s look at numbers.
 
It makes perfect sense for cops to shoot more white people than black people because white people greatly outnumber black people in America. Dig, Homie?
 
I’m sure you know this, but just to compare statistics, and barring the police shooting rates of any other races, if the nation were 34% black and 66% white these numbers would be more or less right.
 
But, if you look at the actual demographic/stats between the two racial groups, you’d get a total population that’s roughly between 12% and 15% black and over 75% white. That’s nearly a 20% discrepancy between the rates of police shootings and actual population.
 
It shows a dramatic skew, whether through circumstance or bias.
 
Black men are 3.5 times more likely to be killed by cops than white men.
 
AND
 
ProPublica (look them up) found that black males aged 15 to 19 were twenty-one times more likely to be killed by police than white males in that age group. And The Washington Post reports that unarmed black men were seven times more likely to be killed by police this year than unarmed white men.
 
Those are the numbers, those are the facts… and facts are true whether you believe them or not.
 
Young black males in recent years are at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts – 21 times greater according to an analysis by ProPublica who collected federal data on fatal police shootings. There are other similar stats too… and these stats are way more accurate than the fucking dumb-ass picture memes you’ve obviously been looking at to get your information.
 
Fucking Christ on a Stick.
 
Look this shit up. And next time you want to post stupid shit with no sources or stats….. just don’t.
 
(and as a side note: the point of the “Black Lives Matter” movement is not that the lives of Blacks matter more than those of Whites, but that they matter equally, and that historically, blacks have not been treated equally… yes all lives matter… but go back and re-read the cartoon I posted above to see why the BLM is important)
 
Really, the one thing I hate is when a fellow musician looks stupid.
 
Rock On.
 

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