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1) MOFGA - the MOF&G:2001 - Dr. Vandana Shiva: When Dr. Vandana Shiva attended the Maine
Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the Common Ground
in September, she brought with her a stirring message. Honored as an
international leader in her promotion of organic farming, she flew
home in Doon Valley, India, on a flight after the terrorist attacks.
courage and fortitude, she has advocated organic methods of farming
core and essence of a peaceful society. When plants are able to grow
natural means in rich soil untouched by the violence of chemicals, the
result is peaceful farmers and families. Dr. Vandana herself has seen
results of chemically ravaged land farmed by huge corporations in the
Punjab. Local farmers, unable to make a living for their families,
their dignity and respect. After praising the MOFGA for their work in
endorsing organic farming, Dr. Vandana drew parallels in this area
own organic farm in the foothills of the Himalayas
2) India may dominate global economy, says Marc Faber (The Financial Express: Investor): India and the other emerging markets have a bright future and may
eventually dominate the global economy, if Dr Marc Faber is to be
believed. The Hong Kong-based investment advisor has predicted the
rise of emerging economies vis-a-vis the US. He also hinted that the
next boom may not be lead by the much hyped technology sector
3) BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Top award for Indian film singer: "If your thoughts remain simple, your face remains young, and your
voice, youthful." - WOW
7) Wired 8.04: Why the future doesn\'t need us.: Our most powerful 21st-century technologies - robotics, genetic
engineering, and nanotech - are threatening to make humans an
Principia Mathematica III
He was a child prodigy, publishing his first paper at 15. Now Stephen
Wolfram says he has created a new kind of science based on simple
computer programs rather than equations. It's a bold claim, but it
has taken him 20 years--ten of them thinking and working late into
the night, and publishing nothing. By a nice irony, that intellectual
space was bought by the millions he made out of Mathematica, a
computer program that makes complicated mathematics doable for
ordinary mortals. Now, at 41, he's busy gearing himself up for the
glare of publicity as he prepares to publish the fruit of all those
years. Marcus Chown caught up with Wolfram--at 3 am
9) Women and Men: (And I donít have any issues relating to women. My closest friends are women. And given the choice, I much prefer the company of women to men. They usually have a better sense of humour and are much more fun to hang around with.)
My doing the ZopeNewbies site got me an invitation to speak at Comdex
Canada, one thing led to another, and I got a promotion at work.
11) Log on to Premji\'s 10-point success mantra: WIPRO chairman Azim H Premji, one of India's most successful entrepreneurs, on Friday prescribed a 10-point recipe for success, based on the lessons he had learnt during his last 35 years in the organisation.
"What saddens me most is to see young, bright people getting disillusioned by a few initial setbacks and slowly turning cynical and some of them want to migrate to America in the hope this is the solution," he said adding, it required courage to keep dreaming.
Stressing on the importance of "dreams", Premji said they were most needed not when everything was going right, but when everything was going wrong.
"Being the best in the country is not enough: one has to be the best in the
world," he said, adding that excellence was a moving target and one had to
constantly raise the bar.
12) Feelings of inspiration and envy going hand in hand (Moosetastic!) (Loud Thinking): Impressive people have a tendency to invoke feelings of inspiration
and envy at the same time. This twosome of feelings usually comes by
knocking on my brain whenever I read the products of clear and clever
thinking. When I wish I had those great thoughts and were able to
articulate them just as well.
13) DaveNet : Welcome Back Jean-Louis: He ain't no Dog Watching TV. When he barks, it's because there's
something to bark about. He gets it. He knows his ass depends on
engineers to make it all work. So he develops a trusting relationship
14) Observing Without the \"Me\", Krishnamurti, Brockwood Park, 9/5/70: It is always difficult to keep simple and clear. The world worships success, the bigger the better; the greater the audience the greater the speaker; the colossal super buildings, cars, aeroplanes and people. Simplicity is lost. The successful people are not the ones who are building a new world. To be a real revolutionary requires a complete change of heart and mind, and how few want to free themselves. One cuts the surface roots; but to cut the deep feeding roots of mediocrity, success, needs something more than words, methods, compulsions. There seem to be few, but they are the real builders--the rest labor in vain.
15) HealthWorld Online - Detoxification Programs - General Detoxification and Cleansing: Type the description here.
>Respected British Scientist Resigns from US-Based Conference-Planning >Committee > > Citing Fear of Prosecution under DMCA > > UK scientist & programmer Alan Cox, a key member of the USENIX Annual > Linux Showcase (ALS) planning committee, has resigned in the wake of > the arrest of DEFCON presenter Dmitry Sklyarov and legal threats > against USENIX presenter Prof. Edward Felten & colleagues, under the > questionably-constitutional US "Digital Millennium Copyright Act" > (DMCA). Cox sent USENIX the following open letter of resignation: > > I hereby tender my resignation to the USENIX ALS committee. > > With the arrest of Dimitry Sklyarov it has become apparent that it > is not safe for non-US software engineers to visit the United > States. While he was undoubtedly chosen for political reasons as a > Russian it is a good example for the US public that the risk > extends arbitarily further. > > USENIX by its choice of a US location is encouraging other > programmers, many from Eastern European states hated by the US > government, to take the same risks. That is something I cannot > morally be part of. Who will be the next conference speaker slammed > into a US jail for years for committing no crime? Are USENIX > prepared to take the chance it will be their speakers? > > Until the DMCA mess is resolved I would urge all non-US citizens to > boycott conferences in the USA and all US conference bodies to hold > their conferences elsehere. > > I appreciate that this problem is not of USENIX making, but it must > be addressed. > > Alan Cox > > Similar resignations of non-US members of US conference- and other > event-planning bodies are increasing, with many more expected. It is > thus crystal clear that the DMCA is having one of the most palpable > "chilling effects" in American history on perfectly legal expression. > EFF remains very concerned about such "secondary effects" of this > legislation, and is committed to seeing it undone. > > [Sources: Linux World News & NewsForge
17) At Big Tech Firms, Elite Cadre Drives Innovation - BizReport.com: ...Many are bestowed with titles such as "fellow" or "distinguished
engineer." They tend to parachute in on a project, make suggestions
and criticisms, then move on to the next project. Even high-level
managers are said to shudder at their arrival at meetings. Not
uncommonly, a single look, a single word from any one of them can
mean a doubling of funding ó or the death of the project. ...
20) Osho : Only a Ripe Fruit Falls: "One of the greatest problems...it will appear very paradoxical,
but this is true: before you can lose your ego, you must attain it.
Only a ripe fruit falls to the ground."
21) Welcome to the Ventura River and Ojai Valley Community: One Man\'s Retreat from the City to the Country: .....I have obviously thought all this out, in the hopes
that one can improve one's circumstances through patient
planning. Not five years ago I was an overwhelmed
beginning teaching in the ghetto and could hardly have been
more miserable. If I currently enjoy a modicum of
happiness, I flatter myself in believing I have earned it.
Why not be happy? Like Horace in his Epistles I hope
to "walk in silence through the healthy woods, pondering
questions worthy of the good and wise." (Tacitum sylvas
inter reptare salubres, / Curantem quidquid dignum sapiente
bonoque est.) I look to live in Ojai not as a hermit yet
with detachment, in a spiritual withdrawal where I can more
easily adjust where the outside world ends and my interior
life and ease of mind begins.....