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Ian S.

"TREAD LIGHTLY & CELEBRATE WHAT'S LEFT OF NATURE"

Oberon, SW, Australia
male, age 67
committed relationship
Speaks: Babel Fish, oz
Joined Dec 18, 2007
What I Want to Do: TREAD LIKELY AND ENJOY NATURE


 
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The tide of the earths population is rising, the reservoir of the earths living resources is falling - Henry Fairfield Osborn, Jr 1948.

"As corporations gain in autonomous institutional power and become more detached from people and place, the human interest and the corporate interest increasingly diverge. It is almost as though we were being invaded by alien beings intent on colonizing our planet, reducing us to serfs, and then excluding as many of us as possible." - David Korten

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong we may begin to use it with love and respect - Aldo Leopold, 1948
 
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Joined Dec 18, 2007 Activist Aspirations Disinterested 
Here for Other 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Beer Lovers, Whale Call Cafe, Wildlifefoundation actiongroup! Protection for all Endangered Species!
Hometown COLLINSVILLE, QLD 
Homepage http://members.westnet.com.au/ibsut/  
Birthday March 01, 1947  
Languages Babel Fish, oz  
About Me RETIRED BIOLOGIST
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  Lifestyle
Pets wild birds come 2 drink, dogs  
Activist Aspirations Disinterested
Political Leaning
Religions nontheist  
Eating Habits Ethical omnivore  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy BE A HAPPY PESIMIST
What Gives Me Hope NOT MUCH
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by TRY AND CONVINCE OTHERS OF THE NEED FOR CONSERVATION AND CONSENSUS.
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me Cruelty - All Cruelty, cruelty, arrogance, liars, control freaks  
Passions  
Inspirations  
What Scares Me Religious Extremism, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, global warming, OUR CHANGING WORLD  
  Favorites
Role Models Paul Watson, Ed Abbey, Aldo Leopold, John Lennon, Jared Diamond, Bob Brown (Australian Greens Senator), Carl Sagan, Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein  
Quotation “Reason is nothing less than the guardian of love.” Sam Harris
Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one. - Benjamin Franklin

"It is the ecologist's job, as a general rule, to oppose growth and progress.
The pressures on the ecologist to provide 'tinkering' solutions will continue to be quite strong. Pleas for a change of values, for a change to a non-growth, equilibrium economy seem naive. The government will receive such advice coolly.
We do not minimise the difficulty in changing the main driving force in life. The point of view of the ecologist should be subversive; it has to be subversive or the ecologist will become merely subservient."
Murdock, W. and Connell, J. H. 1971. All About Ecology. The Center Magazine. Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Santa Barbara.
Interests wildlife photography/conservation  
Books John Wyndham, collapse !, Guns Germs and Steel, the third chimpanzee  
Music Bette Middler, Roy Orbison - Blue Bayou, Buffy St. Marie - Soldier Blue, Edith Piaff - Non Je Ne Regrette Rien, Andrea Bocelli - Con te Partiro  
Movies Blazing Saddles, Dances with Wolves, Inconvenient Truth, Lord of the Rings, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY  
TV Shows Auntie Jack, Dr Who (BBC), F Troop  
Favorite Foods  
Favorite Places Dunn's Swamp, Blue Mountians WHA, Bunya Mts NP, Point Lobos State Reserve Ca, Eungella NP, Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, home  
Can't Live Without books, Wildlife/outdoors, broadband internet  
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