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    Stop money

    Considering the immense suffering capitalism and money have created i vote for the end of money at a world level...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQpV_jvu-iM"]YouTube - Patti Smith "Free Money" CBGB October 15[/ame]
    Namo Guan Yin Pusa / Dont create suffering / Dont harm animals!

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    i'm all for a resource based economy. now how do we make it happen?

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    Personally i write to all my socialist friends. I m sure they could win the elections if they had this proposal. But i think i wont be listened, i dont know why...

    I ll also write to my basque friends on facebook, i think it will have more impact.

    If i was in France i would go to associations to promote this idea or create an association but being in China i cant do much>>>

    Can u explain me why nobody acts in favor of ending money? Is it a bad idea? A crazy idea?
    Namo Guan Yin Pusa / Dont create suffering / Dont harm animals!

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    i don't know, liu. seems most people believe we couldn't exist without it. many also believe that you should be given more wealth for doing more work, or for having better ideas, in some cases, etc. and there are probably others who have so much of it that they could never imagine letting it go. it's their identity, family heritage, and so on.

    unfortunately i don't think the majority of people would be interested in having a resource based economy, less some major, earth shattering, situation arose that effected mankind as a whole. something which makes us look to things differently, something that teaches us about the real meaning of life. a global enlightenment of sorts.

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    If we don't have money, how do we buy lap dances?

    Oh, never mind...
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    Liu, would you mind sending me all your money?

    I feel that if you were to take a step in the direction you wish to be followed into, people would see you as a boddhisatva.

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    1, yes i wonder if people at world level would be interested to stop using money. Is it because they are just not familiar with the idea? In my eyes it seems such a simple way to solve many problems. I see all these finance guys talking about lending and credit and change rate, it seems so complicated to me and that they just under the influence of habit.

    I wonder though how it affects our contemplation of non violence to support a system that creates so much death (suicides, children without medicine), mental illness and suffering

    Doc, i m sure in a monkey world without money u will find monkey girls that would love even more to dance.


    Dog, my chinese family is absolute proletariate and farmers. I think if i give up mymoney that will lead us to suffering so that s not a good idea. What do u think? But i m ready to spend energy promoting the idea of not using money. Again it seems to me that the first budist paramita is dana, giving ( a paramita for which Nagarjuna went to see Jains to learn from) and that in some budists shcool the monks were not allowed to touch money.

    Peace and love
    Namo Guan Yin Pusa / Dont create suffering / Dont harm animals!

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    It all depends on the ultimate goal of the ideal.

    What is the ultimate goal of capitalism? What is the ultimate goal of socialism? What is the ultimate goal of communism? etc.

    Im just a poor boy, nobody loves me. But in my totally unbiased opinion. Capitalism will probably have to evolve into something like socialism or communism. Why? In my opinion before any country can attempt world domination, they have to have a stable financial base, too much corporate power means less government control.
    "Life is a run. In attack we run, in defense we run. When you can no longer run, time to die" - Shichiroji "Seven samurai"

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    Doc, i m sure in a monkey world without money u will find monkey girls that would love even more to dance.
    Liu, I know you love animals and all, but you might want to stop yourself before this gets out of hand...

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    also, another thing, liu, is that a lot of people seem to believe that it's the bankers who actually control this world, not the politicians. if that's true, the only thing that will help to establish a different economic system, like a resource based one, may be a fundamental change in global power. a revolution. i don't know many people who'd be willing to stand up and 'fight,' as it were, when the most important thing to them is where to find a good place to spend their dollars on strippers and lap dances..

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