Je suis aware
I would but I'm already married. Woops!
Some of the most faithful people in the world are desperately poor. They believe that God wouldn't do the things He has done without some sort of atonement. There are people at my church who live at the homeless shelter... And they attend every Sunday. Faith is the very concept of choosing to accept something without proof, and you can't believe that God would do something like that without making it up to you.
Again, the pessimist against the optimist will never gain any ground either way.
I wasn't saying I'm desperately poor... I was saying that some of the most faithful people I know are. I'm so sick of people saying that I don't know jack about anything! I wasn't even SAYING I had any experience being poor. I was only saying that I know some faithful people who believe God isn't going to let them suffer forever.So he (God) will get me my per diem retroactively?
Rob, everyday you have a roof over your head and ONE meal per day is a good day.
That´s not desperetly poor, that´s a minor inconvenience.
The fact that I believe the world can become a better place if half the male population in it would suck up their pride and try to get along with one another.
There's a difference between not having a clue and being optimistic.
Maybe, maybe not... Last time I knew, you aren't a psychic... We could be 5 years away from the day where the entire population of Earth gets along with one another. You don't know any more than I do.Here in lies the problem. That will never happen. It's not just the male population. Do you have any idea how nasty women are? Often, they are worse.
That's what you think. I know communism doesn't work, because there are those who would take it's fundamental ideals and twist them to gain power..... Communism, in theory, is a good thing. In practice, it won't work because there are greedy people in the world.Personally, I don't think you have a clue about what optimism is either. You're not optimistic, you're just a believer in fantasy. The sort of belief that makes people think that communism actually does anything close to what it claims to do.
It's not only from watching the news that I get information about the happenings of the world... I read news paper websites from all over the world (if they're in English), I read different newspapers because I don't want my information coming from just one source, I try to gather as much information as I can before forming an opinion.Rob, you know reality because you watch the news? Are you sick? When I was in Indonesia during the riots I remember that the news coverage was inaccurate. I was in the middle of everything and I remember CNN playing looped videos of violence even after the situation had changed. There wasn't much coverage on the possible government involvement on the side of the rioters either which was pretty obvious.
And like my friend in Mexico is saying now, the whole thing about the Swine Flu is simply inaccurate and the Press are just scaring the crap out of people who don't know any better.
Yes, it does suck 10 times more. People are 10 times more paranoid, 10 times more anxious, 10 times more suspicious. No one is friendly anymore. It's starting to happen here in the South... We're losing our Southern hospitality because we can't afford it anymore... People take advantage of people, and we can't have it anymore. It is different, and you'd have to be BLIND to not realize it.Rob, the world after 9/11 doesn't suck 10 times more. It sucks 10 times more for people who are stuck in the fighting but as for the rest of the world, it's pretty much the same deal. The news doesn't want you to believe that, but the world we live in now and the world before 9/11 isn't all that different. We just percieve it as such.
I don't hear about it on Fox, or CNN... I hear about it from independent websites. Hell, sometimes I see it happen right in front of me...The news about random acts of kindness is the press just playing mind games with you. They hit you with shocking news and depressing images and then they hit you with a light hearted news at the end to make sure you're not too depressed to watch their show next time around.
Maybe, maybe not... Last time I knew, you aren't a psychic... We could be 5 years away from the day where the entire population of Earth gets along with one another. You don't know any more than I do.
But I am?I may not be a psychic, but I'm also not a moron.
So you're telling me that all the stuff happening in Iran would have happened anyway? I highly doubt it. No, Korea and Iran are taking advantage of the US's distraction to see how much they can play around without getting too harsh a reprimand.Rob. 9/11 did have an effect in the world but that was 8 years ago. Sure it was big then, but now for most of the world that was just Tuesday. You think what's happening in North Korea and Iran has a lot to do with 9/11? Only in the sense that the US military is stretched thin in Afghanistan and Iraq.
I have no doubt that a lot of the world doesn't remember 9/11... But the fact is that it still happened, and when it happened, it affected the entire world. It made the entire world more paranoid and scared.It's unfortunate to say this but for most of the world, a lot of people barely remember 9/11. To them, it was that incident a few years ago that they saw on TV.
America has changed. This I know. People are scared about things that a lot of people have to deal with on a more regular basis, individuals are less rational and paranoid about anyone who isn't white. Yeah. But it's not like that everywhere.
I do believe that singing, the art of music will be the saving grace of the entire planet. "Frankly, ladies and gentlemen, I expect you not only to master music;The odds of communism actually *working* are far higher than the world holding hands in harmony singing kumbaya. Has the singing gotten into your head?
A clever little punch line that has quite a lot of bearing globally... It's because of 9/11 that we're in the Middle East in the first place. It's because of 9/11 that America's economy has been going steadily downward. 9/11 changed EVERYTHING. Worldwide. Regardless of whether you think the effects are life changing or not, things still changed.The "world since 9/11" thing is a clever little punch line used by the Press to make the audience feel like we live in a new, special era. We don't. It's simply a continuation of what has happened many times in the past. It's just that America hadn't known anything like this since Pearl Harbor. Thousands of folks dying... it's not too uncommon. Back in 1998, 4,000 Chinese people died in the sudden monsoon floods that hit Northeast Asia. 200 people died in South Korea (where I later had a small role in the cleanup) so I have a vague picture of what the Chinese may have had to go through. Did you even know about that? Or if you did, do you think about it often enough?
Or the violence in the Moluccus where another 4,000 died between 1999 and 2000. This one barely made the news actually.
Globally, the effects of 9/11 are down to the guys doing the actual fighting and people in America who the press do a bang up job of keeping afraid. Aren't Americans supposed to be the brave. Apparently far less brave than a lot of folks I've seen in many parts of the world.