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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 2474
Posted:http://www.miniature-earth.com/me_english.htm

makes you think hey


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous and talented? Who are you NOT to be?

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:indeed it does ben, thanks hug

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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UnclassifiedLeggyGirl
BRONZE Member since Aug 2006

UnclassifiedLeggyGirl

One day penguins will take over the world
Location: Derby

Total posts: 916
Posted:wow, that really opened my eyes, thankyou so much, i'm definatly going to appreciate my bed now!

ummmm...........anybody have any suggestions as to what i can put here?!

mjk is monitoring your interwebs!

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside

Total posts: 2676
Posted:Thanks for sharing Ben hug

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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~Leah~
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

~Leah~

addict
Location: Sunshine Coast

Total posts: 584
Posted:wow, I had no idea.

Never hold your farts in! They travel up your spine, go into your brain and that's where shitty idea's come from.

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DarkFyre
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North

Total posts: 1965
Posted:What a shocker
apparently I'm wealthy but you wouldn't know it if you looked at my pay packet.


May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil

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dirkjently
BRONZE Member since Jul 2006

newbie
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 22
Posted:I liked the music

that really doesn't take into account relative poverty and situational wealth.

While it can be depressing that alot of people are dying because rich countries have stolen their resources or manipulated themand refused to share things like that can exagerate certain aspects.

What if you live in a society that works on a bartering system or if you grow your own food and are completly self sufficient. Then you don't need any money at all.

To my mind i also find that alot of so called charaties are hegemonic and controlling, comminuties may seem impoverished and uneducated to us but is it right to destroy their culture by inforcing our lifestyles upon them just so that they live a bit longer? i'm not saying all charaties are like that but that seems to be the message they send in their ads, why do african children need to go to school and learn to read and write (most likely english) If for thousands of years they could be perfectly happy with the culture they had now we decide that thats not good enough and we need to upset them by showing them everythign they didn't know was possible making them unhappy because they don't have it.

I'm not completly against charaties, i just wish they'd focus on differnt things, like people in need closer to home. I live in Australia and there are aboriginal communities that have next to nothing and due to poor mangement and lack of resources are suffering under alcoholism, gambling and other addictions, abuse and lack of eduction and healthcare and yet they are no more than a couple of hours from the nearest state capital city.

I have almost never seen a charaty trying to rais money for them, all the chairaties i've seen want to send my money more than 12 hours away.


'The prerequisite of originality is the art of forgetting, at the proper moment, what we know.' 32

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Uchi


member
Location: Jersey, Channel Islands

Total posts: 29
Posted:Seen that one before but in an email format. Very interesting indeed smile

Uchi

Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity

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