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Roger Hawcroft

"Contribute where I can"

Toowoomba, QL, Australia
male, age 67
married, 5 children
Speaks: English and a little French
Joined Feb 13, 2009
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Only a Pawn ...

"Wherever I go my suffering is already installed to clear the way.  I'd recognise it anywhere, even if it were to transform itself into a peaceful butterfly, because it always comes towards me with clenched fists and knocks me down."  (Rose R Cappiello - "Oh Lucky Country"

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Joined Feb 13, 2009 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause, Other 
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Groups Animal House, Atheist/Agnostic Alliance, Click 4 A Change, Click free to donate and Petitions, Save Our Animals
Hometown Toowoomba, Qld 
Birthday Aug 02, 1947  
Languages English and a little French  
About Me A crusty Troll. A survivor of the British underclass & a survivor psychobabble labelling & treatment for being mentally "different". Passionate advocate for victims of selfish materialism and worse. Physcially, short & unprepossessing. Preferring the company of animals to that of most human beings yet in awe of the great thinkers, scientists, artists, writers and such of history. Deeply disappointed that religion belief survives despite all rational evidence as to its illogicality and pointlessness.
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Pets 1 Groenendaal, 1 Cockatiel  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Are a curse on society  
Eating Habits Largely vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I am mad as a cut snake
My Philosophy Question,question,question - then question again. Attempt to understand what and who I don't. That intuition and reason are both necessary to human survival.
What Gives Me Hope Young people, often aware beyond their years,who "collectively" and actively work to promote a better society.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Introduce philosophy into the curriculum in all schools
What/who changed my life and why The Little Prince (Antoine de St Exupery) changed my life because it showed me the variety of characteristics both good and bad of the human being..
What Bugs Me Selfishness, Organised religion, Self rightousness, Hypocrisy, Self appointed *stars*, Expressin all in economic terms, Consumerism, People who bully others  
Passions Preventing injustice, Brian Cox, Animals &amp, nature, Women's netball, Alison Crowe, Martha Wainwright, Diana Krall, Ani di Franco, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Exceptional people  
Inspirations Karen Armstrong, Louisa Lawson, Caroline Chisholm, Fiona French, Susan B Anthony, Alice Walker, Tiffany Bickford, Ellie Donnelly, Ang Sang Su Kyi, Fred Hollows, George Sorros, Ernest Hemingway, Christopher Hitchens, Peter Singer, Frida Kahlo, Bob Dylan, Caring people, Epi  
What Scares Me Reactionism, Physical aggression, Materialism, Prejudice, Intolerance, Rudeness, Selfishness  
Role Models Ang Sang Su Kyi  
Quotation "Tha can allus tell a Yorkshireman, but tha canna tell 'im much."
Interests My family, Animal welfare, Improving, Caring, Helping, Thinking, Learning, Writing, Reading, Photography, Political Economy, Psychology, Philosophy, Theology, Social effects of digitisation, mental health issues  
Books Wind sand and stars, Blake - Collected poems, The Ancient mariner, Pilgermann, Growth of the soil, Knulp, The Ragged trousered philanthropists, Krippendorf's tribe, The Old man and the sea, Fidel: A Biography, My family and other animals, Where the wild things are, I  
Music The Wallflowers, Sheryl Crowe, Jennifer Warnes, Joe Cocker, Kasey Chambers, Nanci Grifith, Derroll Adams, Bobby Bare, Steelye Span, Fairport Convention, Chet Atkins, Dire Straits, Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, Avril Lavigne, John Barry, Brenda Lee, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Krahl  
Movies Picnic at hanging rock, From here to eternity, Klute, Butch Cassidy &amp, the Sundance Kid, All the President's men, Apocalypse now, The Interpreter, Bullit, Pale Rider, Watership Down, Animal Farm, Out of Africa, Vanishing Point (Barry Newman), On Golden Pond  
TV Shows Documentaries of all sorts, Wildside, The Drum, Hog, Formula 1 racing, Women's hockey, Women's soccer, Women's netball, Big Ideas, Spooks, The Good wife  
Favorite Foods Baked potato, Hard cheese, Grapes, Pavlova, Mashed potato, Thick sausage, Yorkshire pudding, Fillet steak, Homus, Chicken wraps, Kebabs, Tuna mornay, Roast vegetables, Salads, Bran, Asian crispy noodles, Salmon, Almond tarts, Fruit cake, Chocolate, Ice cream  
Favorite Places Wherever there are no people, Central Australia, The Moors, Yorkshire, cliff tops, countryside  
Can't Live Without Other than the obvious - nothing  
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