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God Is Not A Christian: Desmond Tutu And The Dalai Lama's Extraordinary Talk On God And Religion

Commented Jan 15, 2013 at 06:05:15 in Religion

“"Religion is a neutral thing, it's about what you dó with it" Yes, so dón't become a member of the catholic church!! The catholic church is causing lots of suffering under women and children in Africa by not allowing the condom.(too many hungry children and women dying of illegal abortions...) The vatican has too much power!”
Star Power: Victoria Duffield on Role Models, Life Lessons and Legacy

Star Power: Victoria Duffield on Role Models, Life Lessons and Legacy

Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 17:26:58 in Canada

“There is not only a food -and drinkwaterproblem...Another problem is that genetically modified food seems to be taking over the foodmarket...in North America, Europe and they are starting in Africa as well now.

http://www.naturalnews.com/036008_Obama_Monsanto_Africa.html
Green Your Celebrations This Earth Day

Green Your Celebrations This Earth Day

Commented Apr 21, 2013 at 04:55:51 in Canada

“One of the big sponsors of "Free the children" and "Me to We" has a big airplanecompany...Isn't it a bit hypocrite to pretend you are "green"?”
Green Your Celebrations This Earth Day

Green Your Celebrations This Earth Day

Commented Apr 20, 2013 at 06:12:07 in Canada

“Living eco-friendly is not easy because it is not financially supported by the government. And politicians want to keep their jobs, so they don't choose for "a healthy environment", but they choose for "the growth of economy"(read: money ) Airplane-tickets are ridiculous cheap. A retour airplaneticket from my town to the mediterranean coast is 50 Euro's. If I will travel to that same place eco-friendly by train, I will pay around 200 Euro's..So what will you choose when you have hardly any money and are dying to see some sun? The same for cars. Although I live in a socalled "green city", (Amsterdam) our air seems to be not very healthy to breath in because of all the cars in the city.(we have an environmentgroup who measures this) So I would say: Ban as much cars as possible out of the city and make trams, trains and subway's for free within the built up area, for healthier air. People with have to park their cars out of the city, because I don't want to breath in that dirty air, to be honest...And my young nephew who has astma, does not want that either. The eco-friendly solutions are so obvious, but still..."economical growth" seems to be more important then people and clean air...”
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Canada Was Wrong To Withdraw From Desertification

Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 06:36:22 in Canada Impact

“What you never read in newspapers about Africa is:"Africa has enough drinkingwater, but it is hidden into the ground". According British scientists of the IOPscience you can read at this link:

http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/7/2/024009/article

the quantitative maps of groundwaterresources in Africa.
So...Why are the very wealthy Kenyan politicians not taking responsibility by getting this water out of the ground for agriculture and drinking water? And why does the Kenyan government not plant trees? The money is there, the water is there, but the the Kenyan politicians are not doing anything..Why not?”
Behind The Headlines: Seth MacFarlane Is More Bully Than Comic

Behind The Headlines: Seth MacFarlane Is More Bully Than Comic

Commented Mar 2, 2013 at 09:41:47 in Canada Impact

“Adults have to set the exemple for children of how to treat each-other, of course. If adults bully, children will copy that. So..Adults shouldn't bully and certainly not on t.v.
But...The reality is that just a few artist, topsportpeople and VIP's on this planet are put on a pedestal...You thought that didn't bring jalousy? Of course it does! What's the age of Rihanna?Her year-salary is:43. 089. 431, oo Euro's...And Adèle's yearsalary is: 11. 306. 207,00 Euro's. I mean...is that normal? I don't think so. And for worldathletes it's the same: some earn 10.000.000. to 20.000.000 Euro's a year...”
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The Worldwide Epidemic That Needs Your Attention

Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 16:21:42 in Canada Impact

“I can imagine.”
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The Worldwide Epidemic That Needs Your Attention

Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 14:34:01 in Canada Impact

“I can imagine. Women simply don't have the same rights as men in the catholic church. (women are not allowed to become a priest for exemple) How can you be ànd a supporter of equal rights for men/women ànd be a catholic? (this is my question to the authors of this article)”
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The Worldwide Epidemic That Needs Your Attention

Commented Feb 27, 2013 at 16:31:09 in Canada Impact

“Appologice...Probably I am not well informed and is the church doing a lot for women, I believe you.
It's just that it is so sad to have a pope that forbids women to use anti-conception, which happens all the time in Africa.That as well is a crime against women. Let's hope the next pope is a more modern person.”
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The Worldwide Epidemic That Needs Your Attention

Commented Feb 27, 2013 at 10:21:38 in Canada Impact

“One of the problems are those terrible religions in which men are allowed to do everything and women are expected to shut their mouth...(even the catholic church has that culture of keeping silent)”

amitchell3251 on Feb 27, 2013 at 13:03:54

“In Canada, the "religions" have been at the forefront of changing laws and attitudes about assault directed at women. The (ecumenical) Church Council on Justice and Corrections did tremendous work in the 1980's in this area, but people seldom hear about it. (BTW The Conference of Catholic Bishops founded the CCJC and continues to help support it). Most denominations have studied this huge problem and produced teaching material to inform their own folks, have lobbied government for changes to the law, founded women's shelters and put systems in place to protect vulnerable people in their own church settings. Pretty rigorous stuff.

Churches have also worked internationally to change the attitudes and situations that further this kind of violence. So please, don't tar us all with the same brush. We're out here, plugging away, doing our best to change the world for the better.”

KiliClimber on Feb 27, 2013 at 12:28:50

“And the "religion" of the RCMP?”
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Behind the Headlines: Why the Grammys Were Like High School

Commented Feb 15, 2013 at 05:34:39 in Canada

“It never interested me the whole theatre-circus with grammy's and awards, I do not really like it either. It's only a small group of people who gets them, while there are so many people doing their best and deserve a recognition as well. There are so many other professions as well who deserve recognition...I think you are already very lucky as a child, when you get love and support from your parents to do something with your talents.I have always had lots of artistique talents from a very young age already, but...our family-life was not always very smooth for certain reasons and...there was jalousy...I think the authors of this article and all people with careers in general, are very lucky they had rather a smooth family-life in which there was enough room for every-one to show to full advantage.”
Youth Mental Illness:

Youth Mental Illness: "I Might Blow My Head Off"

Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 07:34:34 in Canada

“Psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors etc....They do not rèally know what to do when the disease is:"Pain in the heart". Than they give prozac, but that only surpresses fo a while. Sports can work,talking can work, but what can really work is "Heart Assisted Therapy". (look it up at google)”
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Youth Mental Illness: "I Might Blow My Head Off"

Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 05:03:43 in Canada

“When you opened your heart to some-one and some-one puts a knife in that heart by telling you that "I keep this as a good memory" or "I am leaving but don't expect anything of me" words like that...that's incredibly painfull! It can make you very very ill. All the best to Alexander.(and myself)”
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The Best Uses For Old Pennies

Commented Feb 2, 2013 at 04:00:01 in Canada Impact

“Just informing you what lies ahead of us: No cash money at all, but only paying by electronics...”
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The Best Uses For Old Pennies

Commented Feb 2, 2013 at 03:31:32 in Canada Impact

“Talking about pennies...Just informing you what lies ahead of us...no cash, but only paying by electronics. But if it doesn't have your interest..o.k.”
Behind the Headlines: The Sibling Rivalry Upstaging the Super Bowl

Behind the Headlines: The Sibling Rivalry Upstaging the Super Bowl

Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 18:55:24 in Canada Impact

“I think the authors of this article are extremely lucky that they have (almost) everything they wish for in their lives...Calling with your brother 6 times a day...I think my sister does not even call me six times a year..Some people always have to struggle on their own, others simply always get a helping hand. Talking about unfairness....”
Behind the Headlines: The Sibling Rivalry Upstaging the Super Bowl

Behind the Headlines: The Sibling Rivalry Upstaging the Super Bowl

Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 04:51:31 in Canada Impact

“What's very important for the relationship between brothers and sisters is, I think: The role of the parents.I am a girl/woman and my two year older sister as well, so for us it was especially our mother who was very important.A mother can "make it or break it"...(I don't know if this words are well in English,I am Dutch) The relationship between sisters becomes painfull when the mother favours one daughter above the other....(my mother did that) Or even worse...when a mother competes with her own daughters...(my mother did that as well) So...that will mean constant struggle within the family...and lots of therapy needed. But even that...Now I am older I try to repair the relationship with my sister. I sometimes think my mother still doesn't realize what she caused.”
Behind the Headlines: Should Armstrong's Charity Suffer For His Sins?

Behind the Headlines: Should Armstrong's Charity Suffer For His Sins?

Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 07:34:38 in Canada Impact

“He or she who has the money...makes the rules..that's often the reality in business.”
Behind the Headlines: Should Armstrong's Charity Suffer For His Sins?

Behind the Headlines: Should Armstrong's Charity Suffer For His Sins?

Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 05:09:59 in Canada Impact

“Very painfull business for all people involved. I haven't seen the interview with Ophra, but I think Lance Armstrong should at lèast appologice for what he did.Not only did he use doping himself and lied about it for 17 years, but he also threatened teammates not to speak and tried to corrupt the doping bond.”
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VIDEO: Our Me-to-We Christmas in Kenya

Commented Jan 15, 2013 at 17:57:31 in Canada Impact

“It's very clear to me: Only people who work for "Free the children" are friends.”
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Behind the Headlines: Why Chief Theresa Spence Is Hunger Striking

Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 04:39:56 in Canada Impact

“I didn't go to Canada, but people from Greenpeace. Excuse me for my bad English (but I guess you don't speak Dutch) All I mean to say is: Many countries in the world are making use of oil from oilsands in Alberta.(I don't know exactly which countries) It's very bad for the environment, so governments must find another way to get their energy out of. Where there was green forest before there is now only oilsands. The government wants to make an oilpipeline from Canada to the US, which runs through beatifull nature areas...If the oilpipe will start leaking...I am just saying.

http://watchdogprogressive.com/2012/01/photos-of-before-after-of-tarsands-mining-in-alberta-canada/

All Seeing Guy on Dec 26, 2012 at 00:31:02

“And everyone wants services on top of subsidies without any plan to pay for it.”
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Behind the Headlines: Why Chief Theresa Spence Is Hunger Striking

Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 04:44:07 in Canada Impact

“People of Greenpeace (The Netherlands) were in Alberta to live with and talk to the aboriginal people who are in trouble because of the oil multinationals who are taking away their land to get oil out of the ground. We saw the docu on t.v. in The Netherlands. Oil multinationals who want to take lakes and rivers from the native people for oil-tankers to go through...Hundreds kilometres of woods have changed into oilsands and lakes with poisonous chemicals. Oil-industry is more important then the earth and the waters. That's capitalism...”

Kapjam on Dec 18, 2012 at 09:28:39

“Your trip to the land of myth sounds very interesting. Can you actually give us one example of an oil company taking away native lands from natives? Why didn't you also mention the FN communities that have sold rights to oil complanies with incredible dividends paid yearly to all band members?

Stick to whale boats and leave the real issues to the grownups.”
Star Power: Nelly Furtado Is More Than a Role Model

Star Power: Nelly Furtado Is More Than a Role Model

Commented Nov 26, 2012 at 05:48:44 in Canada Impact

“If Nelly Furtado really cares about the earth, she should look at her own country Canada. I never knew about it, but now I know because Greenpeace has made a docu about it which is broadcasted in The Netherlands. A territory, two times the size of my country, is destroyed and poisoned to get the oil out of the ground, to bring Miss Furtado in her airplane to where-ever she wants...Native people who have officially the right to hunt and fish in Alberta are chased away from their ground, because multi-nationals took the ground and poisoned it. All for the global community, who is addicted to oil!! I am not a Canadian, but I do support Greenpeace. Why isn't Nelly Furtado supporting her own country-men -and women in Alberta who are chased away?? Instead she steps on her planes, which run on oil....”
First World Problems, Meet Real World Fixes

First World Problems, Meet Real World Fixes

Commented Oct 13, 2012 at 10:54:06 in Canada Impact

“I live officially in a first world country as well. (The Netherlands) But not for long any-more I am afraid.(because of the crisis in Europe) Talking about your grandma who follows you on twitter...(be glad you háve a grandma..) In my country we have réal problems in the houses for the elderly. It's deeply sad...I know because I go to different elderly-houses as a volunteer every week and talk to the people, to the family... It's a shame what happens there...I am sure in Canada you have réal first world problems as well.”
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