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Repost this!!!!

I'd like everyone to participate, as a social experiment. See how you feel after just ONE week, beginning this Wednesday.

Isn't there something wrong with the world when we wonder what's happening to fictional characters throughout the week? Isn't it wrong when a Sunday night cartoon on Fox is important in our life? Isn't it wrong when there are so many experiences to be had, but we just can't be bothered with real life because we're sitting zoned out in front of the tube? Isn't it wrong when we're away from our techno-universe and we begin to panic? The next generation won't even know the joy of building mud pies and creating cities of legos or playing telephone with a papercup and a string if we don't do something about it NOW. We let things slide, we procrastinate, we just sit there zombified in front of this little box, watching the little world within, while the real world and our real lives go ignored. TURN IT OFF FOR JUST ONE WEEK! And pass this on to your friends and definitely to your children! Get your coworkers and your classmates involved as well!!!

Go swimming, go camping, have lunch with an old friend or write a letter to your grandmother. Just LIVE and stop procrastinating, and remember the scent of flowers and what it's like to feel your toes in the summer lawn.

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hey!

I model for a site http://www.fuckforforest.com, which is an alternative environmental organisation aimed at both collecting money to help save the rainforest and at raising awareness of how rapidly the rainforest is being destroyed.

I have just created an lj community for the site, to provide a forum for people to discuss subjects related to it (e.g. the rainforest), and also to promote the site itself.

It would be wonderful if you guys would check it out!

fuckforforest community
Other: Tornado

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In the past 33 days nearly 310,537 seals (mainly pups) have been brutally slaughtered by Canadian seafood fisherman.


Watch this emotional video to see and hear more.
It upset and sickened me after watching it, bringing me to tears.
This is sick that these inhuman activities are taking place.

Also there is a petition to boycott Canadian products such as snow crabs, cod, scallops, and shrimp until Canada ends its commercial seal hunt for good.
Protect The Seals


Note: Not all fishermen partake in this but there are many who do.
The petition is to add in ceasing the killing.

GLOBAL NIGHT COMMUTE

ATTENTION:

GLOBAL NIGHT COMMUTE
April 29, 2006


Sign up at invisiblechildren.com for a city near you.


The Facts:

  • Northern Uganda called the worst humanitartian crisis in the world today (because of the lack of attention)


  • 1.7 million people are forcibly displaced from their homes


  • An estimated 20,000-50,000 children are abducted to fight as soldiers


  • Tens of thousands of children commute nightly, walking 2 hours every day to a safe space


  • 130 people die per day in Northern Uganda due to violence



  • On April 29th in over 130 cities across the country, thousands are lying down to the demand that our government take a stand and put an end to child abduction, the need for night commuting, and war in Northern Uganda.

    World Issues

    Not to offend, but I do not believe are the answer to all of our world issues. Equal rights, gay rights, pro-choice all fall among one category and that is individuality. By no means should this be a societal or global issue (maybe for democracy however) because a real society is built upon the whole, not the individual. Aristotle was rightly against democracy because it lacked leadership and is goalless. Maybe you think that Aristotle is a fool? No matter, look upon our situation. See how the Roman Empire had declined and fell.

    Rights are not the answer to our current situation. We can observe our environmental and social changes within the past 100 years. Was it for the better?

    This is not meant to be argued, I just want you to think. Are we truly progressing toward a better future? We have enough freedom, rights and money. Even after all is said and done, are we truly happy as a whole?

    Thanks.
    tst

    Nov.16th @ The Lamplighter 7pm (210 Abbott) Vancouver

    Nov.16th @ The Lamplighter 7pm (210 Abbott) "Get Yours" All Candidates Debate Wed. November 16 @7:00 PM Lamplighter (210 Abbott) Get Your Vote On and the World Urban Cafe present the All- Candidates Debate also featuring live performances by: Ghettoblaster, The Kitchen and DJ BuzyB free before 9pm, $5 after 9pm Debate starts at 7pm Free iPOD Giveaway!!!
    tst

    (no subject)

    Below is an article on the Patent rights on Suicide Genes developed for agricultural crops. 


    Just to give you a brief idea of why it is dangerous to use such technology, it is well documented that GENETICALLY MODIFIED crops CANNOT BE CONTAINED as they spread easily to other crops via cross-pollination, wind and birds.  It has been found that seeds from GM crops easily and inevitably spread beyond their boundaries to other fields where they dominate and take over other crops and are resistant to herbicides.  The GM crops then create pests that are more resistant to pesticides.


    The Terminator Seeds are designed to be sterile after one harvest so that seeds cannot be collected for the following year.  This ensures Biotech companies sell seeds year after year and strenuously penalise farmers that collect seeds from previous harvests.  If Terminator Seeds are allowed to be used, they WILL spread to other crops, putting the whole world's supply of food in jeopardy, wiping out crops that have been developed over thousands of years, and likely to cause global famine.


    Are you scared yet?  Read here for the story on how Canada and Europe have granted patents for Terminator technology and why Biotech companies are going to KILL-US-ALL.

    (no subject)

    Please sign this petition to protect the National Forests of the United States. You must be a US citizen to sign. The petition reads:

    To: U.S. Congress
    Dear members of Congress:

    Please introduce the Forever Wild Act, as supported by the Native Forest Council, to the 109th session of Congress. Our public lands, now owned and hereafter acquired, deserve complete and total protection from extractive industries. Do everything in your power to eliminate all logging, road building, grazing, mining, and drilling on every acre of Federal public lands, including but not limited to: National Forests, National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Wilderness Areas, BLM lands, and National Monuments.

    Sincerely,

    The Undersigned


    http://www.petitiononline.com/ZEROCUT/petition.html

    thanks for your support!

    Carey Ella

    xposted all over the place