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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 12:04 pm 
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Are times not the same as they have ever been?


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 1:10 pm 
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I don't think here has been a fundamental change, just technology making all things able to reach more folk.

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 9:52 am 
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Virtually, it's the same, I agree with DSW. Older days, you'd go down to the store, pour a cup of coffee, and gossip with all the other guys, now, it's all on the computer, everything but the coffee :P But things are the same, it will take a very large disruption in our society to cause our way of life to change to something it's never been before.

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 2:36 pm 
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Fear not, comes Armageddon the UN security council will write a VERY firmly worded letter.

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 6:36 am 
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"Where are we going and what's with the basket?"

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 5:53 am 
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Ulrich Beck, a German sociologist, argued that risk is now the key organising principle in society. By this he means all social activity is now centred around the creation and avoision of risks. Personally I think this argument ignores far too many class, racial and gender issues, however think there is more danger on a global level. The globalised nature of the world has meant people and risks are now closer together.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:44 am 
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The challenges of this 21st century are awesome. We head into a perfect storm in 2030, because so many disastrous trends are operating on the same time frame - overpopulation, water and food shortages, climate change, depleted oil resources, economic depression, social breakdown and war.

Shakespeare once described society as "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing " The phrase is apt today; the sound and fury is all around us today and the idiots rule.

Scientists saw the coming storm 40 and more years ago but those warning signs were stifled.We must take the straight jacket off and allow a hundred flowers to blossom, a hundred schools of thought to contend.....


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