Letters to the West

seven years in Tibet-in-Exile (and counting …)

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Our Walled World

Our Walled World

There. is. a. lot! going. on. in. this. picture. Click to see the large image, and check it all out.

It doesn’t show the wall around Tibet – but then, that one is to keep people IN, not out.

(Sorry i didn’t put source – i found this on many blogs, and can’t find the origin!)

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Written by walker

29 December 2010 at 12:25 am

The lottery of life

The difference between what life looks like for us in the “developed” west, compared to us in the “undeveloped” world.

different lives

Go here for more: http://www.fubiz.net/2010/12/01/the-lottery-of-life/

Written by walker

2 December 2010 at 7:41 pm

US food waste is worth more $$ than offshore drilling

New Scientist, 28 July 2010
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727712.700-us-food-waste-worth-more-than-offshore-drilling.html

“More energy is wasted in the perfectly edible food discarded by people in the US each year than is available in oil and gas reserves off the nation’s coastlines.”

See the photo of good and delicious food being scraped into garbage! I know this is true. I grew up in the U.S., and i am back there now. It is … amazing and disgusting. Oh, and by the way, i have never seen so many fat, and sad-faced, people in my life. Was it like this when i left 10 years ago, and i just didn’t notice?

The home where i am staying in the U.S. is one of the few places in the whole country, that eats, or uses (compost, chickens), all of the food they get.

Written by walker

2 August 2010 at 6:14 pm