Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pope Slams Rampant Inequality, 'Economy That Kills'

Pope Slams Rampant Inequality, 'Economy That Kills' | Common Dreams

Pope Slams Rampant Inequality, 'Economy That Kills'

'The socioeconomic system is unjust at its root'

- Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Pope Francis has issued a new document in which he rails against growing inequality, trickle-down economics and the current socioeconomic system that "is unjust at its root."
"Today we also have to say 'thou shalt not' to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills," Pope Francis wrote in a new document. (Photo: © European Union 2013 - European Parliament)Issued on Tuesday, his 224-page document, called an apostolic exhortation, is titled The Joy of the Gospel, and follows previous remarks the pontiff has made against inequality.
From the document:
Just as the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say “thou shalt not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills. How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? This is a case of exclusion. Can we continue to stand by when food is thrown away while people are starving? This is a case of inequality. Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape.
Further, the Pope writes, "the socioeconomic system is unjust at its root," and thus spawns violence.
"Until exclusion and inequality in society and between peoples is reversed, it will be impossible to eliminate violence," he wrote.
Security is impossible in a state with rampant inequality, and cannot be provided through the surveillance state or militarism, he continued:
When a society – whether local, national or global – is willing to leave a part of itself on the fringes, no political programmes or resources spent on law enforcement or surveillance systems can indefinitely guarantee tranquility. This is not the case simply because inequality provokes a violent reaction from those excluded from the system, but because the socioeconomic system is unjust at its root.
Inequality eventually engenders a violence which recourse to arms cannot and never will be able to resolve. This serves only to offer false hopes to those clamouring for heightened security, even though nowadays we know that weapons and violence, rather than providing solutions, create new and more serious conflicts.
As for adherents to so-called trickle-down economics and austerity policies, he says:
... some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting. To sustain a lifestyle which excludes others, or to sustain enthusiasm for that selfish ideal, a globalization of indifference has developed. Almost without being aware of it, we end up being incapable of feeling compassion at the outcry of the poor, weeping for other people’s pain, and feeling a need to help them, as though all this were someone else’s responsibility and not our own. The culture of prosperity deadens us; we are thrilled if the market offers us something new to purchase; and in the meantime all those lives stunted for lack of opportunity seem a mere spectacle; they fail to move us.
While some have welcomed Pope Francis' comments against inequality and war, he has been the target of criticism as well, including accusations of ties to Argentina's rightwing junta during the country's military dictatorship.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Small. The new big. Follow your Heart!


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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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From now on I will focus completely on Making A Difference!
I want to maximize investment flows into sustainable projects and new sustainable businesses. One Person Can Make A Difference and One Earth One Mission Together we build a brighter future ! That’s why  I will sell the Outdoor.info as soon as i find the right buyer! 
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sir Ken Robinson: How To Discover Your True Talents - Forbes

Sir Ken Robinson: How To Discover Your True Talents - Forbes


Sir Ken Robinson: How To Discover Your True Talents

Sir Ken Robinson
I spoke to Sir Ken Robinson about how professionals can discover their inner talents and passions. Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED Conference have been viewed more than 25 million times and seen by an estimated 250 million people in over 150 countries. He is the author of The Element, Out of Our Minds and his latest called Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life.
In this interview, he talks about how to identify your unique talents and passions, what to do if you’re passionate isn’t something you’re good at, why not everyone can make a living doing what they love and more.
How do people identify their unique talents and passions? Does it happen by chance?
Whether or not you discover your talents and passions is partly a matter of opportunity. If you’ve never been sailing, or picked up an instrument, or tried to teach or to write fiction, how would you know if you had a talent for these things? Human resources are like the earth’s natural resources: they’re often buried beneath the surface and you have to make an effort to discover them. Finding Your Element offers advice, guidance and practical exercises to help you do this deliberately and systematically.
What if your passion isn’t something you’re good at?
The Element is where natural talents meet personal passions. To be in your Element, it’s not enough to be doing something you’re good at. Many people are good at things they don’t enjoy. To be in your Element you have to love it: if you do, you’ll never “work” again. Passion is the driver of achievement in all fields. Some people love doing things they don’t feel they’re good at. That may be because they underestimate their talents or haven’t yet put the work in to develop them. Either way, a strong passion allied with even a moderate talent, will generally get you further than a strong talent with little enthusiasm.
Do you think it’s realistic that everyone can turn their passion into a job and get fulfillment in their life? Why or why not?
Some people can make a living from being in their Element. Some can’t and others don’t want to. Finding your Element is not only about how your make money: it’s about the sort of life you make and whether, overall, you find it fulfilling and purposeful. Whether or not you can, or want to, make your living from being in your Element, you owe it to yourself to ensure that there’s some part of your day or week when you’re doing what comes most naturally to you and make you feel at your most centered and authentic.
In this bad economy, how do you gain the confidence to pursue your dreams?
As I say, being in your Element may be an avocation rather than an occupation. That depends on you and your circumstances. We’re all unique and every life is different. No one else has your resume. Human beings have tremendous powers of imagination and creativity. You create your life and you can recreate it too. In times of economic downturn and uncertainty it’s more important than ever to look deep inside yourself to fathom the sort of life you really want to lead and the talents and passions that can make that possible.
What are your top three career advice tips?
First, life is not linear. What you’re doing now, or have done in the past, need not determine what you can do next and in the future. Finding Your Element is full of stories and examples of people who’ve made often dramatic and surprising changes in the direction of their lives in order to be in their Element.
Second, money is no guarantee of happiness. We all need enough to live and take care of those who depend on us. But research and experience all confirm that there is no direct relationship between wealth and well-being. Happiness, if that’s what you want, is a spiritual state, not a material one. It comes from being fulfilled, having a sense of purpose and feeling authentic.
Third, the greatest obstacles to finding your Element may lie inside you. You may fear other people’s opinions or that you will fail and look foolish. Finding your Element may take courage, but all worthwhile accomplishments do.
Dan Schawbel is the author of the upcoming book, Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success (St. Martin’s Press, Sept 3rd). 

Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com



This is very important! VERY IMPORTANT!
If you want to build a sustainable future! 


Saturday, November 9, 2013

David Suzuki's Fukushima Warning Is Dire And Scary (VIDEO)

David Suzuki's Fukushima Warning Is Dire And Scary (VIDEO)






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David Suzuki has issued a scary warning about Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, saying that if it falls in a future earthquake, it's "bye bye Japan" and the entire west coast of North America should be evacuated.

The "Nature of Things" host made the comments in a talk posted to YouTube after he joined Dr. David Schindler for "Letting in the Light," a symposium on water ecology held at the University of Alberta on Oct. 30 and 31.

An excerpt of the talk shows Suzuki outlining a frightening scenario that would result from the destruction of the nuclear plant.

"Fukushima is the most terrifying situation I can imagine," he said.

"Three out of the four plants were destroyed in the earthquake and in the tsunami. The fourth one has been so badly damaged that the fear is, if there's another earthquake of a seven or above that, that building will go and then all hell breaks loose.

"And the probability of a seven or above earthquake in the next three years is over 95 per cent."

Suzuki said that an international team of experts needs to go into the Fukushima plant and help fix the problem, but said the Japanese government has "too much pride to admit that."

"I have seen a paper which says that if in fact the fourth plant goes under in an earthquake and those rods are exposed, it's bye bye Japan and everybody on the west coast of North America should evacuate," he said.

"If that isn't terrifying, I don't know what is."

Suzuki's warning came as radiation from the Fukushima plant has been detected in northern Alaska and along the west coast, CBC News reported.

Radiation in Alaskan waters could reach Cold War levels, said Douglas Dasher, a researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, although John Kelley, a professor emeritus at the same university, doesn't seem as certain that it will reach dangerous levels for humans.

"The data they will need is not only past data but current data, and if no one is sampling anything then we won't really know it, will we," he told the network.

Friday, November 8, 2013

On the Road: Middle school football players execute life-changing play

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Life is about being more..not about having more.....

Life is about being more..not about having more.....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Great Food for thought....

Nobel-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman – author of the indispensable Thinking, Fast and Slow, one of the best psychology books of 2012 – who examines "the marvels and the flaws of intuitive thinking."    http://www.brainpickings.org/






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