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sure, let's be pals with all, why not?

jerusalem should be made into an international city, and while we're at it, why not seat the un there?

it sucks that it's in ny, imo.

maybe it should rotate locations, in this e-age.

when i visited israel in 2000, i was struck with how early the kids are taught to hate, on both sides.

the sins of the fathers...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Apr 24th, 2006 at 03:38:57 AM EST
There is a book called Nature's End< by Whitley Streiber and James Kunetka, in which a doctor-turned-guru is advocating that on a given day, at the same time, everyone on the planet take a pill...and one out of three of them will be cyanide.

Ostensibly, it's a solution to overpopulation and the ecological collapse of the Earth under the weight of human numbers and human consumption.

The thing is, the good doctor isn't really interested in sacrificing one-third of Humanity to save the other two-thirds. He's out to kill off the whole species, all at once, to save the Earth itself. He's convinced that sans Humanity, the natural processes will heal the planet.

The thing is, he is just plain wrong, that the consequences of past destruction are too great for the Earth to heal itself, that either Humanity finds a way to live and take its trusteeship far more seriously, or the Earth, the living Earth, not the rocks underneath, will die.

Oh, the point

The real name of the doctor, who hides behind an alias called Gupta Singh, is Augustus Melo. :)

Have Keyboard. Will Travel. :)

by cskendrick (cs ke nd ri c k @h ot m ail dot c om) on Mon Apr 24th, 2006 at 08:09:03 AM EST
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hi csk, (most numerate of all numbercrunchers, i salute your prodigious left hemishere),

melo is just italian for 'apple tree'

tho' as you may have understood by now, i have a tendency towards melodrama.
and as a recovering hippie, i like the idea of living 'mellow'!

as for being 'august', i alsways liked that word, but it's still too early in the year....

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Apr 24th, 2006 at 11:06:14 PM EST
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All this, and I'm left-handed, too. :)

Have Keyboard. Will Travel. :)
by cskendrick (cs ke nd ri c k @h ot m ail dot c om) on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 07:02:35 AM EST
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