"This 10,000 Things web site is amazing... and I MEAN AMAAAZIIINNNGG!!....!!!"
How Your Money Empowers a Cruel and Dangerous Communist Regime in China and Undermines Labor, Industry and Freedom Worldwide
BOYCOTT CHINESE GOODS!
OPPOSE THE CHINESE OCCUPATION OF TIBET. Many toys, shoes, cheap machine tools, Christmas decorations, stuffed animals, etc. appear on a first glance at their packaging to have originated in the EU, but were in fact made by Tibetans in Chinese labour camps.
"I'm not exaggerating when I say that it's my favourite website out of all the many on this great big Internet that I've come across. Spend some wonderful hours laughing, being informed, being touched and travelling over the place. The Internet at its very best. Hummingtree
"I still think your 10,000 Things website is one of the best!!" Mike at Ethical Wares
"I recommend anyone interested in high quality and / or critical thought to visit the semi-official website of 10,000 Things, a British rock group. The site is also devoted to an idiosyncratic range of subjects including the Scottish writer Neil Gunn, VW Camper vans, wood burning stoves, Tibet, the environment, Zen and, of course, Robert Pirsig).” Anthony McWatt, Department of Philosophy, University of Liverpool.
"Something for everyone", John Spendlove
"Interesting pages. I am a big Pirsig fan. Keep up the good work!" Dave Stobbart
"Refreshingly un-corporate site! Great photos & links! Good luck to
"Very interesting personal stuff on there. Blessings 'n' stuff.... Fascinating website. Very cool". Mal at Radish
"I dig the site and regularly have a peek at it"
"I thought the Tibet page was very
detailed & well informed". John Hutchin, Fundraising Manager,
"10,000 thankyous for
plugging Save Stonehenge on your website... quite a few hits coming
from your site. I've only just
discovered your pages which are brilliantly inspiring. Wherever I
look on your site there's something that makes me think, "Wow, I'm
so glad someone is doing something about that (even though I don't
have time to)!" I feel better for having seen it & I'll be back
often. And yes, I've read Pirsig too. Thanks again! Chris,
"10,000 thankyous for plugging Save Stonehenge on your website... quite a few hits coming from your site. I've only just discovered your pages which are brilliantly inspiring. Wherever I look on your site there's something that makes me think, "Wow, I'm so glad someone is doing something about that (even though I don't have time to)!" I feel better for having seen it & I'll be back often. And yes, I've read Pirsig too. Thanks again! Chris, Save Stonehenge!"
Look! The World's food problems have been solved!
Every year in Britain, more than 850 million animals face the barbarity of slaughter, many fully conscious. Most spend their short, brutal lives in confinement, pain and misery. Viva!
Each year in the US, 27 billion animals have their throats cut and their bodies chopped into pieces. PETA
We've still a tendency to blame over-population for the
world's problems, but the birth of one North American child is 20
times more damaging than that of an Ethiopian or a Bangladeshi. Each
US child will consume 20 times more than either (and a British child, 6
to 10 times more).
North America has 4% of the world's population, but is responsible for 25% of all the pollution that causes climate change.
"We've sunk so much of our national wealth into a particular way of doing things that we're psychologically compelled to defend it even if it drives us crazy and kills us." More
things that will destroy America
peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of
soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life." Theodore Roosevelt
"The things that will destroy us are politics without principle, pleasure without conscience, wealth without work, knowledge without character, business without morality, science without humanity and worship without sacrifice." Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948).
Affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more.
“For the first time in history it is now possible to take care of everybody at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. Only ten years ago the ‘more with less’ technology reached the point where this could be done. All humanity now has the option to become enduringly successful.” R. Buckminster Fuller 1980
The Tao Te Ching - Two
Under heaven all
can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness.
All can know good as good only because there is evil.
Therefore having and not having arise together.
Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short contrast each other:
High and low rest upon each other;
Voice and sound harmonize each other;
Front and back follow one another.
Therefore the sage goes about doing nothing, teaching no-talking.
The ten thousand things rise and fall without cease,
Creating, yet not.
Working, yet not taking credit.
Work is done, then forgotten.
Therefore it lasts forever.
There is a school of thought that with web sites, etc., "less is more". A term coined by an estate agent in Leamington Spa, It's very valid, but this site has taken a change of direction and it's been turning into a virtual bookcase, if not a small library. It's stuffed with think-links & thought-ports and you might easily wander away from here into the think-forest and we might not see you for days, but we'd like to think you'll get back to us soon, even if it's just as a starting point from which to take more excursions, day after day, night after night.....
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