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Adam Starks

"To alleviate human suffering at the hands of supposed moral authorities"

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
male, age 38
married, 2 children
Joined Sep 12, 2010
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Joined Sep 12, 2010 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
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Groups DUO for World Peace, Greenpeace, Mother Jones, NPR - National Public Radio, National Parents & Teachers Association, Oxfam
Hometown Amissville, VA 
Birthday Aug 26, 1980  
About Me Compassionate and empathetic towards the "least of these." Love Thy Neighbor trumps everything else for me.
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Pets 1 Dog Gandalf  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Non-Denominational and open minded  
Eating Habits Aspiring healthy eater  
Wild Fact About Me When I was 15 years old, a high school guidance counselor told me that college wasn't for people with my background. 16 years later I earned a Ph.D.
My Philosophy The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. Borrowed from Thomas Paine
What Gives Me Hope The world is full of suffering; it is also full of overcoming. Borrowed from Helen Keller
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Declare Peace. We've always declared war; let's do something different.
What/who changed my life and why Anthem, because it inspired me to question authority
What Bugs Me Wilfull ignorance in the face of facts  
Passions Food Safety, Food Sustainability, Human Rights, Environment, Education  
Inspirations Kindness and Compassion  
What Scares Me The moral direction of our society!, Climate change, Pollution of Earth  
Role Models Abraham Lincoln, Jimmy Carter, Teddy Roosevelt, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Jesse Owens, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr  
Interests Family, Mud and Obstacle Course running, Children's welfare, Nature, Books  
Books Take the Risk, Tribal Leadership, Human Sigma, A Long Way Gone, The Audacity of Hope, The Color of Water, Finding Fish, Thomas Friedman, Daniel Goleman, Ecological Intelligence, Anthem by Ayn Rand  
Music Everything from Bluegrass to Rap  
Movies Gasland, Pursuit of Happyness, Elf, Bad Santa, Black Sheep, Tommy Boy, Half Baked, Pixar, Remember the Titans, Forrest Gump  
TV Shows I prefer living reality, not watching it  
Favorite Foods Vegetarian Lasagna, Shrimp and Fried Rice, Enchiladas!  
Favorite Places America, The Caves  
Can't Live Without my family and friends  
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