Date: Dec 24, 2008 22:02
FESTIVE GIFT GIVING :
We live in a time when there is an increasing need to reaffirm the
value of the individual, and we can do that most readily at Christmas
by giving unique, personalized, gifts. While special foods and drinks
have a significant role in that affirmation of value, something of
what we give should be of lasting cultural worth. The work of artists,
artisans, craftspersons, and items of lasting quality, and excellence
in design, are particularly well suited to a Renaissance of valued
That revitalization of a positive materialism need not be excessively
lavish, or costly, and can be accessible to all. Reaffirmation of the
individual, by means of things of lasting worth, is also a
reaffirmation of care for society, the world around us, and the
environment. Without that value those things too become as devalued as
we have seen in recent decades. A society of discarding people,
things, culture, and environment, largely on the basis of pure
utility, as to what use something is in the immediate, without long
term considerations for other values, needs to become a society of
valuing individuality, uniqueness, and potential.
I do not think that it really matters which cultural reason someone
affirms as to the giving of gifts and celebrating with others. Whether
it is Solstice, Yule, Christmas, Calendar Year End, or any number...
|Show full article (9.76Kb) |
Author: Schwann - Memetico
Date: Aug 11, 2008 17:21
Subject: Webtrance FAQ
Moderators of modernity and media gone far
beyond control; Hear me, O renderers of
reality; The alt.webtrance newsgroup has been
re-activated by the completion of the
'Cognition Factor' movie which shows the
threads that tie usenet together in some
inexplicable way, binding all netizens with
the unified field.
honor the code - keep the faith!
Discussions on the Webtrance Memetic Effect
|Show full article (1.28Kb) |
Date: Aug 3, 2008 16:35
Tito's Yugoslavia was widely regarded as the best country in the
bloc. With a standard of living sufficient for it to be included in
Economically Developed Countries, an infrastructure adequate for it to
Olympic Games, universal high-quality healthcare and education, world-
science and engineering, religious tolerance, and nowhere near the
abuses committed in Soviet Union or its satellites, Yugoslavia had
the best accomplishments and quality of life of all Communist
events of 1990s came as a shock to many people, who thought that
as the most civilized of all Communist countries, was in the best
shape to enter
the 21st century prosperous and intact. To people who tried to make
sense of ...
|Show full article (10.30Kb) |
Date: Jul 12, 2008 17:29
We should think that God, who has given us Jesus Christ in order to
save us through Him, has nothing to do with the Evil.
God gave the life to the angel, who later rebelled against God
Himself, even if He got knowledge of the angel’s rebellion, because,
otherwise, it would be like to hide the hand within the sleeve.
These considerations, being already read by thousands of people all
over the world, will provide to solve a lot of doubts.
Web site : http://digilander.libero.it/antoniobragadin/research.htm
Email : email@example.com
Date: Jun 29, 2008 14:13
What many people do not understand about clean energy is that it is a
major economic boon to any country that would embrace it. The clean
energy technologies - wind power, solar power, coal sequestration,
hydrogen engines, sun-beam technology - are all brain-intensive,
technology-intensive industries. Which means that they will directly
create millions of jobs - engineering and technology jobs to develop
the technologies, and manufacturing and construction jobs to put them
in place. And that will be an effective way to put back to work the
parts of America that have taken a hit from displacement of industry
to other countries.
It is also a way to wrest the world free of the stranglehold exercised
by oil-funded fundamentalists in Texas, Oklahoma, Iran and Saudi
Arabia, as well as dictators in Venezuela, Lybia and Kazakhstan. With
energy production no longer under control of oppressors, there are
stronger economical foundations for liberty in all of the world,
including in what is known as the free world. With vital resources not
under control of despots and fundamentalists, there is less change of
free world being sabotaged, as it has been sabotaged by Texas Oil's
|Show full article (6.07Kb) |
Date: Apr 2, 2008 23:14
hey this social networking site is going crazy, it just launched
yesterday and it has over 20,000 members within their first 24 hours!
This thing is crazy! It's paying members to use their services! Wow!
It's like network marketing on steroids! check out this crazy wowzza
story following the internet here
They give you audio, video, blogs, and all kinds of great stuff!
check out what everyone else is doing by going to
Author: Schwann - Memetico
Date: Mar 16, 2008 17:25
i thought this was about the arts, not
religion....it seems people are trying harder
and harder to find something to believe in,
but because belief itself requires certain
inner perspectives, this is not always
possible for a given person....
the religion thing, altho demystified in many
areas, remains a domain of 'belief', or
'hope', for many who have no other means of
expressing themselves to a higher force....
I believe that certain forms of art are close
now go draw/paint/sing/dance/etc something!
|Show full article (1.21Kb) |
Author: Searching For The Truth
Date: Mar 12, 2008 05:21
Planet-X: New calculations proof it's really there!!
At the Kobe University in Japan, scientists have calculated that a
planet with at least 2/3 the size of Earth, making a huge elliptical
orbit is going to be discovered within the next 10 years! They came to
this conclusion using computer simulations. This discovery will be
published in April in the US-based Astronomical journal.
However, according to the Sumerian clay tablets planet X or as they
called it: Nibiru is not 2/3 the size of earth but bigger and the
surface is not frozen but has vegetation and life. The tablets also
say a race of humanoid beings life on that planet called the Annunaki,
which means: Those who from heaven to Earth came. It is written in the
in clay tablets that they came to Earth (which they called the 7th
planet because they begin to count from Pluto) 350.000 years ago and
crossed their DNA with hominids. They did that by taking an Annunaki
egg cell and fertilize it with sperms cells from hominids in test
tubes. That combination was injected in an Annunaki womb. Ninmah gave
birth to the first human child. She named him: Adamu.