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1. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

huge concerts and big demos - but you can't legislate poverty, homelesness, malnutrition, lack of basic sanitation out of existence with reforms.

They will last as long as the socio-economic system that creates them still remains.

make capitalism history

2. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

This reminds me - anyone around here heading to to G8 summit this year in scotland? I want to go but the price of tickets are too steap for me. Plus really - airtravel is a huge waist of resources.

Here is a site that made a great short movie about the G8. At the bottom of the page their is a link to watch or download the movie.

If anyone is going I would really like to hear about their experiences.

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Quoting Brendan

This reminds me - anyone around here heading to to G8 summit this year in scotland?

Nah, I told Blair and Bushy that I was too busy this year

4. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

did you get a reply?

5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I've been catching bits and pieces...it doesn't have the fell that Live Aid did :(
I think with the exponetial rate of reproduction on the planet (guilty)
It is a problem that will never go away...

6. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

As far as excessive reproduction: I think the best solution is for people who want children is to adopt.

7. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

earth can feed not 6 but up to 20 bln human population.

the matter is about distribution of goods - we know that we can produce more than we need.

8. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

They will last as long as the socio-economic system that creates them still remains.

This is an interesting fact. Likewise, all G8 committees agreed to reduce the percentage of CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the world except USA. (even US's best friend Blair agreed to Kyoto) What is this government thinking all about?

Lee

9. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

the UK companies are 'buying' co2 quatas from poorer countries (like Brazil) - and still polluting the earth as much as they were doing before.

the usa is obviously not arsed to do even cosmetics.

but we are not talking about Kyoto - it's about replacement of the system and not painting it in rainbow colours

10. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting Brendan

As far as excessive reproduction: I think the best solution is for people who want children is to adopt.

It is a great idea on paper, but adoption is a very complicated thing (at least here in the U.S)....you could be on a waiting list for years!
And lets not forget...humans are genetically programed to want THEIR genes in the next generation.