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Auberjon
Artist | Photography
United Kingdom
Personal Quote: "Better to die on your feet than to live forever on your knees" - Dolores Ibarruri
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Wed Aug 16, 2006, 11:33 PM
The following was sent to me by email and it got me thinking....as it should. Have a read, get angry.

If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:

57 Asians

21 Europeans

14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south

8 Africans



52 would be female

48 would be male



70 would be non-white

30 would be white  

70 would be non-Christian

30 would be Christian



89 would be heterosexual

11 would be homosexual



6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all 6 would be  from the United States.

80 would live in substandard housing 70 would be unable to read 50 would suffer from malnutrition

1 would be near death

1 would be near birth



1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education

1 would own a computer

When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness...you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a place of worship without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death...you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep...you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace ... you are among the top 8% of the world's  wealthy.

If your parents are still alive and still married ... you are very rare, even in the United States and Canada.

If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

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“Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.” - Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)

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WaresA Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Hey,

Happy New Year!

I am doing good thanks, what about you? Yeah Graeme, Louise etc. are doing good also (we are in the same group now) Most NQ people have left (but I think that you knew that from HND1).

I was going to email you but I have been really busy, as usual. Good to hear about the business, how is it going? I know what you mean about the extra workload (is there any end to the workbooks??)

Will tell Daeve how you are getting on etc. (and everyone else that remembers you). Yeah I am basically the only one who uses DA (whatever happened to it! Makes me wonder why I use it).

Thanks for the comment.

Hope that you are well, will text you soon.

Andrew W.
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auberjon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009   Photographer
Hey Andrew,
Good to hear you guys are good. Business is going great, just a lot of pressure but you get used to it after a few months. God you are right about the workbooks. They were like an endless nightmare. Constant deluge of workbooks from every subject. Have they gotten any worse since HD1? How are the tutors this year? TBH I almost never use DA but I thought it might be the best way of reaching you guys.

Cheers for getting back to me mate.

Give everyone my best.

Jon R
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WaresA Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Hey,

Good to hear about the business, out of curiosity what is the business? (I don't think you told me cos I wasn't in your group in HND1)

Workbook wise, I would say that yes they have gotten worse (I can see the point of them but I really don't like them!), we now have to have about 10 research examples basically for each subject! Tis too much! Tutors are good, we have Stephen Mather, Aileen Campbell and Heather Richmond (this block) but yeah they are basically the same (no sign of Peter Simcock coming back).

Yeah, think that most people leave DA (never mind, should get a website going).

Was good catching up.
Speak later.
Will tell everyone you say hi.

Andrew W.
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Korri Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
Im coming to work in yer Kitchen :p
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Kurisunoerika Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
Thanks for the Vietnam fav ^_^
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ahmetgormez Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thanx 4 the +fav!
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jugloneb3ta Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006   Photographer
thanks for the fav.
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digitalgrace Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
Hey Jon

Thank you so much for all the :+favlove: and especially for adding Fuck Bush to your :+fav:'s


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milkdeer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Professional
Thanks for the fave. Much appreciated. :nod:
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JP-Photography Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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