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Philip Amos

"Tikkun Olam"

Abbotsford, BC, Canada
male, age 65
Speaks: English, French - bit rusty
Joined Oct 26, 2009
What I Want to Do: random acts of kindness

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Retired academic historian specializing in the history of ideas, though I've also written on diplomacy, 18th. century exploration, and Flamenco. Love conversation and dialectical argument, but do not suffer fools gladly and do not take prisoners. Books and music, mostly classical, are central to my life. I read widely, but also deeply. Had an extraordinary musical education under the tutelage of Anton Webern's last private pupil -- an astonishing story lies behind  that. Intended to become a conductor, but a catastrophic chest operation ended that. History became my vocation, but as an avocation I'm a counsellor. I always counsel pro bono - not everyone can afford $50 an hour, and that's where I come in. Where people are concerned, I can sense whether they are good, bad or a mixture as quickly as  any dog. Perhaps significantly, I also bond with dogs extremely quickly. Maybe I used to be one. (-: With regard to the causes I partially list, I have a particular loathing of abusers of women, children, and animals. The same re corporatism and economism, which are bound up in the emergence of creeping fascism. These are complex issues with more tentacles than an octopus. So there's a very little about me. Feel free to ask if you want to know more.   

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Joined Oct 26, 2009 Activist Aspirations Rabid 
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Groups Amnesty International, Boycott Animal Circuses, Buddhism, Classical Music Club, Click to Give Free food, Dog Lovers, Donkey Lovers, Elephant Lovers, Free Morgan, Homeless Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Justice for Horses, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest, Population Growth, WOLF TRACKS more »
Hometown London, England 
Birthday April 01, 1949  
Languages English, French - bit rusty  
About Me I couldn't if my life depended on it. You'd have to meet me and find out first-hand. Or just read my page.
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Pets None right now, Particular weakness for dogs and donkeys  
Activist Aspirations Rabid
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Spiritual but not religious  
Eating Habits Nutritious but tasty dishes, Good Cook  
Wild Fact About Me I'm synaesthetic.
My Philosophy Thinking informed by Philosophical Idealism, Buddhism, Cosmological and Quantum Physics, Rogerian Psychology
What Gives Me Hope Very little these days, but care2 is a start
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Establish a multinational force, independent of any one country or any existing organization, to intervene, in accordance with updated international legal agreements, in countries where genocide is manifest.
What/who changed my life and why Brian Greene's The Fabric of the Universe. Dying when I was 15 years-old. The physician and true gentleman who brought me back to life. The realization that in certain Western countries we are moving inexorably toward fascist corporatism.
What Bugs Me religious triumphalism, People who will NOT use their brains, egotism, abuse of animals, violence against women and children, people who hear but don't listen, injustice, ignorance, hypocrisy, cruelty, bullying, arrogance  
Passions equality, compassion, justice, books, conversation, music, truth, my friends, animals  
Inspirations Books, observation, thinking  
What Scares Me creeping fascism, ignorance, greed, religious fanatics, apathy  
Role Models  
Quotation All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. (Edmund Burke)
Interests politics, people, history, music, wildlife, psychology, philosophy, reading  
Books Politics, Psychology, Music, History, Philosophy, crime fiction, physics, poetry  
Music Classical Music, Standards 20s-40s, Jazz, Latin, traditional bluegrass, flamenco  
Movies Brief Encounter, Scrooge -- Alistair Sim, It Could Happen to You, As Good As It Gets, The River, Hear My Song, Black Narcissus  
TV Shows  
Favorite Foods Greek, Spanish, Vietnamese, Indian, Thai  
Favorite Places mountain meadows, glens and glades, natural lakes, rivers, the ocean, woods, forests  
Can't Live Without music, books, conversation, love, nature, laughter, animals  
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    Apr 7, 2014 2:49 AM

    Wendy J. (54)
    Please vote for "1 Slum 100 Computers." International Transformation Foundation Kenya. (iTF Kenya) Please copy and paste the link into your browser, register, click "Vote and Comment" then click "Vote for Ideas." "1 Slum 100 Computers" is the 18th one down the list. The award ceremony is during Germany's biggest entrepreneurship event, the Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin, October 11-12, 2014. Please help us win this very important competition!! Thank you very much!!
    Apr 1, 2014 6:07 PM

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    Sara P. (54)
    22a88bfa....and a candle, to wish you an Happy Birthday my Philip......I miss you a lot my Wonderful and Special Friend.......

    Apr 1, 2014 4:14 PM

    Sara P. (54)
    jetpinkflowerseptember2nc9A flower..........

    Mar 31, 2014 9:30 AM

    mariangela m. (120)
    I sent you an e-card with a message but I don't know if you could read it. I read you are having big problems with your internet connection. I hope you can, at least, see this webpage with your profile and send you my best wishes for your birthday.
    Hugs and kisses xoxox

    Jan 17, 2014 6:21 PM

    Sara P. (54)
    I miss youMy Philip, but the important is that you are fine, this is what I hope a lot. Please take care.......

    Dec 31, 2013 1:07 AM

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    Nov 27, 2013 4:26 PM

    Sara P. (54)
    Happy Winter TimeHere is really cold during this days but I'm thinking of you My Philip, hoping that everything is fine now and especially you!!!!! Take care My Musketeer!

    Nov 14, 2013 9:59 AM

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    Nov 11, 2013 9:42 AM

    mariangela m. (120)
    Hi dear Philip,
    I hope you are ok and wish you a great Monday.

    Nov 8, 2013 8:55 AM

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    Oct 9, 2013 6:00 PM

    Sara P. (54)
    candlesA thought for a Special, Incredible and Sensitive Friend!!!!!! I want to hope that you are fine Philip, please take care. Trillions of hugs My Musketeer!!!

    Sep 23, 2013 6:13 PM

    Sara P. (54)
    Thinking Of YouI miss you Philip.........I hope that you are fine My Friend!

    Sep 20, 2013 5:37 AM

    mariangela m. (120)
    I hope things are getting better and you'll
    be back soon!

    Sep 15, 2013 6:45 AM

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    Sep 5, 2013 3:27 PM

    mariangela m. (120)
    Hi Philip,
    I hope everything is  improving now and
    wish you a very relaxing day.
    Just imagine you are in front of this beautiful landscape...

    Sep 3, 2013 5:19 PM

    Sara P. (54)
    friendshipTake care My Precious Philip.....

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