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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
What I Want to Do:

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, How To Make 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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    Aug 29, 2014 6:28 AM

    Aud n. (712)

    Aug 29, 2014 4:19 AM

    linda n. (2766)

    thank you Roger.........luv linda

    Aug 26, 2014 11:29 AM

    Lizeth B. (276) Thanks for The Add SCRAPS
    Jul 31, 2014 6:52 AM

    caroline s. (79)

    I hope you are fine , Roger, and I wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!Joyeux anniversaire!

    Jul 30, 2014 12:18 AM

    Dandelion G. (386)

    International Tiger Day......
    Please consider signing.....

    Jul 28, 2014 6:34 PM

    Dandelion G. (386)
    But the mouse is busy wishing Roger a great
    Have a good one no matter how you choose to spend it.....


    Jul 27, 2014 7:21 AM

    Aud n. (712)

    Jul 26, 2014 11:40 PM

    Dandelion G. (386)
    Photo: And for everyone else i wasnt able to tag.
    Thank you Roger for taking the time to think of me......

    Jul 26, 2014 1:19 PM

    linda n. (2766)
    Jul 18, 2014 1:33 AM

    Dandelion G. (386)
    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said “a number of passengers” were traveling to the 20th annual International AIDS Conference in Melbourne beginning Sunday, and some of the world’s foremost researchers were believed to have been on the flight. 27 Australians lost their lives on the Malaysia airline flight over Ukraine. Truly sorry for the loss of your citizens.
    Jun 14, 2014 12:00 AM

    Dandelion G. (386)

    Jun 8, 2014 11:18 PM

    Dandelion G. (386)

    Trash Vortex
    Project Vortex
    Intercepting the Plastic Waste Stream
    Apr 19, 2014 10:59 PM

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    Apr 4, 2014 1:21 PM

    Dandelion G. (386)
    The Occupy Wave Beginning April 4
    Mar 28, 2014 12:18 PM

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    Mar 23, 2014 11:45 PM

    Mary F. (180)
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    Mar 18, 2014 12:34 AM

    Mary F. (180)


    Roger, you're a gent

    Feb 24, 2014 8:47 PM

    Dandelion G. (386)
    Even when I'm alone I can feel the embrace of love surrounding me.
    I appreciated your kind words upon the tribute thread for my Mother.

    Feb 21, 2014 10:25 PM

    Dandelion G. (386)
    2014 - Year of the Horse

    Feb 16, 2014 5:15 AM

    linda n. (2766)
    My idea of  Exercise is a good Brisk Sit...lmao...luv Linda
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