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Gene Sengstake

"Humanity has for all intents and purposes passed the point of no return. Read into that whatever you want."

Lincoln, NE, USA
Speaks: english, want to learn, ASL
Joined Feb 3, 2010
What I Want to Do: write a book about reality

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everyone “needs” to watch: “GREEN" - the film       


everyone should read:  Journeyman47’s Blog 

I am concerned/enraged about the destruction we are causing to this beautiful planet we call home.  I am ashamed of the way my own species treats other life forms.

Few people have the imagination for reality. ~ Goethe

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. ~ Siddhartha Buddha   (so amazingly true)

If we don't halt population growth with justice and compassion, it will be done for us by nature, brutally and without pity - and will leave a ravaged world. ~ Nobel Laureate Dr. Henry W. Kendall  (remembering - "we" are part of nature)

"Though we have seen the light - we seem paralized and incapable of acting favorably upon our vision" ~ me 

The reality of life is that your perceptions -- right or wrong -- influence everything else you do. ~ Roger Birkman

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one ~ Einstein

The only significant measure of your life is the positive effect you have on others ~ Dean Koontz

“All the species that we save from extinction will eventually be gobbled up if the human population keeps growing” ~ Kierán Suckling

“The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Joined Feb 3, 2010 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
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Groups Butterflies in Crisis, Kundalini Quests, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest, Population Growth
Hometown Lincoln, NE 
Birthday Sept 28  
Languages english, want to learn, ASL  
About Me definitely not mainstream. If I could do it all over again - I would be standing out on an ice floe - between the seal and those who would kill him - - -
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Pets down to 1 kitty, oops - make that 2 kitties :)  
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning Indifferent
Religions I believe in God only I call it nature, ~ Frank Lloyd Wright, not religious - I believe in, "the spirit that moves in all things", ~ "grandfather" / Tom Brown Jr  
Eating Habits eating less/eating good stuff  
Wild Fact About Me Well - it isn't so much what you would call a "wild" fact - but I have just never really "grown up". And as I stand back and observe the behavior of many of the adults in this world - I hope I never do - - -
My Philosophy to be aware of - and live in - reality
You've gotta know when to hold 'em - know when to fold 'em - - -
What Gives Me Hope children - otherwise I'm still thinking - - -
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by doing away with tax deductions for having children - allow 1 deduction for every person with no children or person/couple with adopted child. We have to begin somewhere - and If you can't afford such a precious gift - you shouldn't be having them - - -
What/who changed my life and why Life is a comprehensive learning experience - even if sometimes we are not paying attention. Hindsight reveals that my "kitties" played a more imortant role than I would have thought - in my search for the meaning and purpose of life - - -
What Bugs Me labs that use animals, human/animal traffickers, animal abuse, forest/prairie/river destruction, Japanese whaling fleet, Japanese dolphin slaughter, Canadian seal slaughter, factory farms - puppy mills, people who don't give a damn, etc. - etc. - etc  
Passions passionate about what life could be  
Inspirations people that "really" care - - -  
What Scares Me Is how cruel the people of the world are, religion, MY government, people in general - and how they think  
Role Models the "others"  
Quotation "The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives." ~ Albert Schweitzer

"Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar." ~ Bradley Millar

"I do not intend to tip-toe through life only to arrive safely at death." ~ unknown

"It doesn't really matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do." ~ Robert Fulghum

Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: They're only animals. ~ Theodor W. Adorno

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~ Leo Tolstoy

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust

There will come a time when the Earth grows sick and when it does a tribe will gather from all the cultures of the World who believe in deeds and not words. They will work to heal it...they will be known as the "Warriors of the Rainbow." ~ Cree woman

If one pulls on a single thread of nature - he'll find it attached to everything else. ~ John Muir
Interests Contra Dancing, small house/shelter design, independent living, living off-grid, domes, saving what's left, creeks, writing, video/photography, guns (no hunting)  
Books Last of the Curlews, Overshoot  
Music Enya, Anywhere Is  
Movies Earthlings, Home, Dances with Wolves, The Christmas Tree Fort, Half the Sky, Powder, On Sacred Ground, Cry on the Marsh, I Came to Testify - PBS, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Blind Spot, What a Way to Go - Life @ End of Empire, Home, The Cove, - hard to watch  
TV Shows The Slap, The Blacklist, NCIS Ziva David, Last Resort, 12 Oclock High, The Unit, A Gifted Man, Person of Interest, documentaries, PBS progrmming  
Favorite Foods like to try everything, leaning vegetarian  
Favorite Places just being outside, creeks, prairie, sandhills  
Can't Live Without finding I can live without - - -, a lot of "things"  
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    Olga L. (176)
                    This is for you my friend!

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    Jul 19, 2014 5:48 AM

    Liz G. (105)
         Thinking of you dear Gene as i sit and watch the rain from a very black sky! Happy weekend my lovely friend...Love always.Hugs Liz Xx
    Jul 4, 2014 5:43 AM

    Liz G. (105)
    Enjoy a happy and safe 4th of July...Love and blessings Liz Xx
    Jun 21, 2014 4:06 AM

    Liz G. (105)
    Dearest Gene enjoy the beautiful sunsets with a sweet breeze blowing,birds singing and butterflies fluttering in the sunshine.HAPPY SUMMER my cherished friend... Love and kisses. Hugs Liz Xx
    Jun 13, 2014 7:37 AM

    Liz G. (105)
        Dear Gene i wish you a most happy and beautiful day...Loving hugs.Liz Xx
    Jun 5, 2014 9:15 AM

    Liz G. (105)
    Dear Gene may you enjoy the beauty of this precious world today and every day...Much love to you.Hugs Liz Xx
    May 9, 2014 6:42 AM

    Liz G. (105)
    Dear Gene wishing you a day full of colour and love...Warm hugs.Love Liz Xx
    May 1, 2014 6:28 AM

    Liz G. (105)
    Dear Gene sending you beautiful lilac blooms to wish you my lovely friend a "Sunny Merry Month Of May" Loving hugs Liz Xx
    Apr 30, 2014 6:21 AM

    Liz G. (105)
    just be happy     Dear Gene a big hug for you my compassionate friend to wish you a day full of sunny smiles,many happy moments and laughter.I am just back from the USA after visiting my son Stuart we did enjoy a funtastic time together in the sunshine,i hope everything is wonderful for you my dear friend.Love and hugs. Liz Xx
    Apr 10, 2014 7:58 AM

    Liz G. (105)
         Dear Gene its a beautiful sunny day here with birds singing their little hearts out,i will be offline for two weeks as i am flying to the USA tomorrow to visit my son Stuart who lives there and its also his 45th birthday tomorrow too, sooo looking forward to the warmth of the sun as we will be travelling to Santa Cruz for a few days too.THANK YOU for you loyal friendship and compassionate heart in all you do.Enjoy a magical day my lovely friend.Love and a thousand hugs.Liz Xx
    Apr 3, 2014 5:46 AM

    Liz G. (105)
    "They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything."  except to say thinking of you...Warm hugs and love always. Liz Xx
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    Liz G. (105)
         Dear Gene wishing you an amazing weekend filled with happiness,positive energy and sunny smiles...Thank you for being in my life.Weekend hugs for you...Love Liz Xx
    Mar 19, 2014 9:45 AM

    Alexandra G. (261)
    It's going to be OK...  You made it halfway through the week!
    Mar 12, 2014 6:42 AM

    Liz G. (105)
    image name     Dear Gene leaving you some pretty tulips to brighten your day...Love and blessings.Liz Xx
    Feb 14, 2014 4:12 PM

    Olga L. (176)
                                    HAPPY VALENTINE´S DAY!

    Feb 14, 2014 4:53 AM

    Liz G. (105)
        Dearest Gene may you always have true love with everlasting bliss."Happy Valentines Day" to YOU my lovely friend.Love Liz Xx
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