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Barry T.

"Save the World (working 2 jobs again but doing ALL I can ... with very limited time!))"

Delta, BC, Canada
male, age 114
married, 1 child
Speaks: English
Joined Dec 16, 2001
What I Want to Do: Save Avatar Ancient Forest

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Joined Dec 16, 2001 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
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Groups A New Economics, CPS REFORM, China FUR - Skinned alive - STOP THIS NOW!, SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY - Outreach on Care2, Treehuggers
Hometown Vancouver, B.C. 
Birthday Dec 08, 1900  
Languages English  
About Me
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Pets Cats  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Animist, polytheist, earth religions, Pantheist, Agnostic  
Eating Habits  
Wild Fact About Me ha-ha
My Philosophy Personal: We can't control everything that happens to and around us, but we can control the way we respond to it.

Living isn't just about being alive ... most people are just going through the motions. Living as about awareness, of life - not just our own, but of the entire community of life around us, the buzz of life that is everywhere and, yes, our own sense of being alive.

Life is about this moment, because it is the ONLY moment. The moment before is gone, the moment ahead is not here yet, and may never arrive.

"Whatever it is you might think you have, you have nothing to lose ..."

Wider: Love is the most powerful force in the universe - and the least understood.

Empowerment is just a breath - or a heartbeat away ... for each of us and all of us.

We can change the world, really very easily, the moment we collectively decide we want to.
What Gives Me Hope The fact that people CAN change ... I have seen it over and over again.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Shoot all the lawyers? OK, tempting, but not really. As President, I would immediately call a press conference and announce that I was calling off the war the human race has declared against the natural world and strike a committee of the greatest and most creative minds available to determine what kind of economy (it would have to be a new model entirely) is truly sustainable and how we can begin an immediate transition to that model. It seems to me that the only economic model that can be sustainable is a local model, based on sharing od f=resources, the rejection of private property (particularly as it relates to land ownership (what a preposterous and evil concept). Perhaps local economies operating within a very, VERY loose confederation in which the local model is extended. Te principal at play here is that the economic model (local and shared) is mirrored in the political/social model so that the system functions from the bottom up rather that from the top down. In this way ïÃÂ&ique
st;ý and only in this way ïÃÂ&ique
st;ý can we begin to move from a majority rule model to a consensus model.
What/who changed my life and why There is no single book/movie or event that has changed my life. My life is an evolving process that has been transformed by every thing I have encountered - every thing that has happened, every book I have read, whether I liked it or not - etc.
What Bugs Me people/things that repeat themselves, any one that would hurt a woman, people with " opinions" but no knowledge, people who have no compassion, People who hurt kids and animals, People who disrespect the Earth, people who don't "listen", People whom do harm unto  
What Scares Me  
Role Models Jo Freeman (a/k/a Joreen), I guess I'd have to say Jessica Simpson, wwait - U'm just kidding!, I don't know about role models, don't like the concept much, but in terms of famous people who have h, Albert Einstein, Bucky Fuller, John Lenn  
Quotation "The sixties weren't the answer, they just showed us the possibilities."

John Lennon
Interests Everything  
Music Pretty much everything: Folk, Rock, Classical, Punk, Country, Blues, Jazz, whatever  
Movies The Mission, Slaughterhouse 5, Buckaroo Bonzai, And Now For Something Completely Differe  
TV Shows What is "TV"?, OK, I hate TV. I watch it but not very much  
Favorite Foods I plead the fifth  
Favorite Places Forests  
Can't Live Without ha-ha  
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    Dec 28, 2014 9:28 PM

    Jo S. (533)

    Wishing you the very best for a Happy New Year Barry! Hugs, Jo xoxo

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    Dec 28, 2014 2:23 PM

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    Dec 25, 2014 8:40 PM

    Jo S. (533)

    Happy, Happy Holidays to you & your loved ones, Barry! Thanks so much for the health inquiry & your concern, thankfully I am much better now!

    Please forgive me for my very belated Birthday wishes, as I can see you are as old as I am, so you know how forgetful we can be ;~)) !! I really am sorry & hope it was very special! Hugs, Jo xoxo

    Dec 25, 2014 10:59 AM

    john p. (225)

    I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens

    Dec 25, 2014 7:56 AM

    alicia m. (100)

    OOPS! Happy Belated Birthday

    Belated Birthday season's greetings
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    Merry Christmas
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    john p. (225)

    Merry Christmas


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    Patricia G. (103)
    Merry Christmas Barry....Let it snow, let it snow,
    let it snow....lalalalala

    Dec 22, 2014 11:52 AM

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    Beverly M. (90)

    and a peaceful New Year!
    Dec 20, 2014 9:49 PM

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    . (121)

    Merry Christmas Barry, Have a good time

    cat christmas

    Dec 20, 2014 11:40 AM

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