Re: [fukuoka_farming] "The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings."
- Vandana Shiva: “People should see that corporations have abandoned them long ago.” (video)
Vandana Shiva, woman, providing serious genuine solutions to serious global problems, not some comfortable-living westerner greenie-man or feminist (like some people we all know of), who's wingeing and carping on and on about world problems while providing no serious and no genuine solutions. In my point to make an example of them, they if providing anything then providing only commercial business marketing of tokenistic pretend solutions---trying very hard with their marketing to misdirect other well meaning naive westerners who are also concerned about those problems.
Getting serious. Gandhi, also, was serious.
Not some weasel words to return to comfortable and passive consumer life, ignoring our responsibility, each of our responsibilities to get serious, each and all of us.
sincerely biggest best true nature with all,
--in Cairns at the moment.
--Openly accepting of (my) membership of, part within, nature.
On 31/03/2012, at 4:12 PM, Ruthie Aquino wrote:
> Happiness for men or women?
> A woman forced to wear a burka, banned from learning to drive, subjected to
> physical mutilation, getting a lower salary for the same work (a reality in
> today's France), prevented from even being born by the mere fact of being a
> female or being less loved by the parents for being a girl...it is obvious
> some societies think women are not like men.
> I am angry.
> And I am not a feminist.
> 2012/3/31 Jason Stewart <macropneuma@...>
> > **
> > “ ...The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the
> > cultivation and perfection of human beings. ”
> > 1975 自然農法-わら一本の革命
> > English translation 1978 "The One-Straw Revolution" -page 119
> > The U.N. Happiness Project
> > By TIMOTHY W. RYBACK
> > Published: March 28, 2012
> > Next Monday, the United Nations will implement Resolution 65/309, adopted
> > unanimously by the General Assembly in July 2011, placing “happiness” on
> > the global agenda.
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> > Courtesy of Jean Timsit
> > Related in News
> > Times Topic: Bhutan
> > “Conscious that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal” and
> > “recognizing that the gross domestic product [...] does not adequately
> > reflect the happiness and well-being of people,” Resolution 65/309 empowers
> > the Kingdom of Bhutan to convene a high-level meeting on happiness as part
> > of next week’s 66th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
> > An impressive array of luminaries will be speaking for this remote
> > Himalayan kingdom. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales will open the
> > meeting via a prerecorded video missive. The Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz
> > will speak on “happiness indicators,” as will the economist Jeffrey Sachs.
> > The Bhutanese prime minister will represent King Jigme Khesar Namgyel, the
> > reigning Dragon King of the Bhutanese House of Wangchuck. (The kingdom
> > became a constitutional monarchy in 2007.)
> > For the 32-year-old Dragon King ― Bhutan means “land of dragons” in the
> > local Dzongkha language ― U.N. Resolution 65/309 represents a global public
> > relations triumph and the realization of a hereditary ambition, initiated
> > by his grandfather 40 years ago, to establish Gross National Happiness
> > (G.N.H.) as an alternate model to Gross National Product (G.N.P.) as a
> > measure of national progress.
> > ...
> > →
> > http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/opinion/the-un-happiness-project.html?pagewanted=all
> > Inside Bhutan ... (PHOTOS)
> > →
> > http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/13/inside-bhutan-a-place-few_n_1338785.html
> > Photo 1 caption part quotation:
> > "
> > ...
> > Agriculture in Bhutan has a dominant role in the economy of the country.
> > Rice production plays an important role in food supply and is cultivated
> > largely for domestic consumption. In a country where 79% of the population
> > is engaged in agriculture, in 2006 the production of rice was 74, 720
> > metric tons, with some 67,568 acres (273.44 km2) under cultivation. This
> > increased dramatically from 44,000 tons in 2000. Rice production in Bhutan
> > increased by 58 percent between 1989 to 1997 according to an assessment of
> > the rice research program in Bhutan.
> > "
> > → http://www.google.com.au/search?rls=en&q=Resolution+65/309+UN
> > sincerely biggest best true nature with all,
> > Jason Stewart
> > --in Cairns at the moment.
> > --Openly accepting of (my) membership of, part within, nature.
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