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Robert Leivonen

Armadale, VI, Australia
male, age 57
Speaks: English, some French and some Finnish
Joined Jul 28, 2015
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Hometown Melbourne, Vic, Australia 
Birthday Oct 01, 1961  
Languages English, some French and some Finnish  
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Pets Eva toy poodle  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Apatheism, all you need is respect  
Eating Habits Vegetarian, Pescatarian  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy All theistic ideologies can be covered by the simple concept of "respect".
What Gives Me Hope People of good will outnumber those of bad will. We need to motivate those good will.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I would progressively redirect the subsidies and funding from the military towards health and disability, education, development funding. I would impose import taxes on all goods imported based on twice what the exporting nation spends on the military, and the difference between their lower greenhouse gas targets. This will encourage moderate military spending and incentivise spending on greenhouse gas reduction.
What/who changed my life and why Nelson Mandela - a man who managed to overcome understandable hate for his imprisoners and work towards reconciliation and peace. The new constitution for South Africa is a benchmark for so many nations.
What Bugs Me Greed, Indifference to suffering, Arrogance, Religious extremism, Willfull ignorance, Cruelty to animals  
Passions Humanism, Scandinavia, Animals, Learning, The environment, Art, Classical music  
Inspirations Nature and science, Art, Classical Music, Altruism, Darwinism, Humanism, Nelson Mandela, Art, Sari - you know who you are  
What Scares Me Lack of compassion, Human greed and selfishness, Willfull ignorance, Indifference, War and aggression, Alpha males and females, Irrational hate and fear, Religious extremists  
Role Models Nelson Mandela  
Quotation The measure of a civilised society is how it treats its least fortunate members.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"
Interests Gardening, Food glorious food, The environment, Human behaviour, Politics, Art, Mythology of Greece Rome Nordic Finland, Literature, Art Nouveau and La Belle Epoque, Baroque music and art, Classical music  
Books Where to start - too many to list  
Music Klezmer, 80's New Romantics and pop, Early Jazz, Rameau, Lully, Eric Satie, Rautavaara, Sibelius, Beethoven, Corelli, CPE Bach, JS Bach, Piano, Harpsichord, 20th Century Scandinavian, Classical era, Baroque Era  
Movies My Life as a dog, Dangerous Liaisons  
TV Shows YLE Finland, SBSTV Australia, ABCTV Australia, Prof Brian Cox, Sir David Attenborough, BBC drama, Documentaries, Absolutely Fabulous  
Favorite Foods Seafood, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Japanese, Tapas and Mezze, Dried fruit, Vegetables, Fruit and berries, French cheeses, Porcini mushrooms  
Favorite Places African game reserves, Forests, Stockholm, Vienna, Europe, Scandinavia, Finland  
Can't Live Without Humanism, Love of/for people animals environment, My family, My friends, Eva my dog, concept of respect  
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