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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by KING BLING, Aug 31, 2002.


    KING BLING Guest

    UN summit
    earth charter

    "This summer, in Johannesburg, South Africa, 65000 delegates, represantatives and observers will evaluate the climate convention, the convention on biodiversity, the rainforest principles and the agenda 21 of 'sustainable human development'. Will they negotiate in the realisation that we are alive as part of the earth, not to control it? Or the realisation that overdeveloped economies need to be downsized drastically for this world population to have a future? Or that northern consumers are much less likely to survive a breakdown of the economic system then 'underdeveloped' peasants of the south?"
  2. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,443 Likes Received: 192
    i dont get it???

    KING BLING Guest

    1. Respect Earth and life in all its diversity.
    2. Care for the community of life with understanding, compassion, and love.
    3. Build democratic societies that are just, participatory, sustainable, and peaceful.
    4. Secure Earth's bounty and beauty for present and future generations.
    5. Protect and restore the integrity of Earth's ecological systems, with special concern for biological diversity and the natural processes that sustain life.
    6. Prevent harm as the best method of environmental protection and, when knowledge is limited, apply a precautionary approach.
    7. Adopt patterns of production, consumption, and reproduction that safeguard Earth's regenerative capacities, human rights, and community well-being.
    8. Advance the study of ecological sustainability and promote the open exchange and wide application of the knowledge acquired.
    9. Eradicate poverty as an ethical, social, and environmental imperative.
    10. Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner.
    11. Affirm gender equality and equity as prerequisites to sustainable development and ensure universal access to education, health care, and economic opportunity.
    12. Uphold the right of all, without discrimination, to a natural and social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health, and spiritual well-being, with special attention to the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities.
    13. Strengthen democratic institutions at all levels, and provide transparency and accountability in governance, inclusive participation in decision making, and access to justice.
    14. Integrate into formal education and life-long learning the knowledge, values, and skills needed for a sustainable way of life.
    15. Treat all living beings with respect and consideration.
    16. Promote a culture of tolerance, nonviolence, and peace.
  4. socrates

    socrates Guest

    17.Find out why I don't own a flying car and it's almost 2003

    KING BLING Guest

    I suppose this board has lost most of its intellect over time...
  6. zen

    zen New Jack

    Joined: Sep 20, 2001 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    not an issue i will live to see the result of.
  7. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3

    i dont think any of that will happen
    and if it does it wont be anytime soon

    but hey everyone can dream right?

    KING BLING Guest

    The point is that this is a global conferance going on right now...I don't beleive it will happen over night, but it is pretty convinient that most of us have not heard about it isn't it?
  9. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    convenient? i guess.
    but i dont expect these changes to go down over night
    not even over a hundred kagillion trillion million and threee nights.
    i dont watch the news much nor keep up on current events
    but i know that these changes will never happen
  10. Intangible

    Intangible 12oz Legend

    Joined: Jul 9, 2001 Messages: 17,479 Likes Received: 7
    I actually read ad busters...and I was trying to look for some of there flicks to post on here...but I couldnt find any...now I can pull em off der website...
  11. sneak

    sneak Guest

    u suppose???


    you know
  12. serpent of the light

    serpent of the light Member

    Joined: Sep 22, 2001 Messages: 650 Likes Received: 0
    65000 people. that on the grand scale, is nothing. now i love to see that the world is moving to atleast look at saving gaea, but in all honestly, like the rest of the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of protests, rallies, conventions, that have gone around in the US and the rest of the world, this one will be ignored by the superpowers.
    of course the 1st world countries will die first, we've no idea how to survive w/o our north face puffy jackets and ford expeditions. those who do know survival tactics, not camping in a 75000 dollar RV will make it, just as those who live in the lower classed economies know how to live off the land.

    anyways, i lost passion for caring about world politics some time ago. sometimes i almost care, but usually i know that no matter how much i put into it, the result will be the same. 40,000 children will starve to death everyday. thousands more acres of rainforest will become cheep farm land every day.

    "saving the world is great, but i gotta sve myself first"--death by stereo.

    break the system down.
  13. dai

    dai Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2001 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 0
    Re: seriously

    how are you sure of your existance? i think therefore i exist...but we could exist anywhere...we could make up molecules on some guys taco for all we know. tommorow you could wake up and be back in the 2nd grade picking your boogers, and your whole existance could just be one really long, weird dream. life in itself is a question that will always go unanswered, but why? because every life has a set path, whether it's fate, destiny, or just plain coincedince. until we learn to channel that path (read the future) and alter the future, that's when life's questions can be answered.

    just something to ponder...
  14. suburbian bum

    suburbian bum 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 14,673 Likes Received: 3
    Bleh i dont have much to say. Just that the whole envirometal prtestion gthe wto type thing used to be somthing i was interested in untill i realized that they dont really care. They beleive the people who protest are just violent teenagers who have no respect. Thats why dumbasses shouldnt riot.


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    Re: Re: seriously