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a World being Strangled
by E T Waldron

Saturday, August 05, 2006
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Thanks for the pics Sherry!

"Linked Hybrid, which will house 2,500 people in 700 apartments covering 1.6 million square feet, is a model for large-scale sustainable residential architecture. The site will feature one of the world's largest geothermal cooling and heating systems, which will stabilize the temperature within the complex of eight buildings, all linked at the 20th floor by a "ring" of service establishments, like cafés and dry cleaners. A set of dual pipes pumps water from 100 meters below ground, circulating the liquid between the buildings' concrete floors. "

"China to Keep Population Below 1.37billion (01/07/2006)
Government figures show 119 boys are born for every 100 girls in the world's most populous nation. About 40 million men may live as frustrated bachelors by 2020."

I found this info and architecture fascinating, so I thought I'd share it. China is preparing for the future, but also for the 2008 Olympics. I am more concerned about China's power and the role it plays in abetting terrorism than any other nation on this planet!

There are thousands of galaxies, with millions of stars- many other planets similar to ours-we have been blessed with things great and small
you'd think we'd be satisfied with it all-there is so much beauty  to be found on earth-billions of people looking for worth- instead of seeking prosperity and peace-some nations leaders want what others have, so wars never cease-Our world has become mangled, is slowly being strangled by ideology, greed, and need for power with leaders becoming more insane by the hour
What is the general population to do, who live in peace work hard and struggle through-how do we get our voices heard-over the din of terrorists that don't hear our words with prayer and hope we speak our minds choosing with care to remain kind-is there no way to appeal to those who only see one way-want the world to live under what
an ayatollah will say-we must find ways to show this is not what the world needs-why can't they 
understand the world thrives with a variety of seeds




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Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 8/6/2006
I have such respect for the way you ably tackle these subjects Eileen...excellent reminders as we peaceful types, who are so blessed with our freedoms, can only imagine the situations of the world having never had to face the harsh realities of regime and war and hate...There is a big difference.

Love, Taylor
Reviewed by jude forese 8/5/2006
"why can't they understand the world thrives with a variety of seeds" ... my sentiments exactly ...
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 8/5/2006
"why can't they understand the world thrives with a variety of seeds"
A most compelling last line.
Thanks for sharing this Eileen.
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 8/5/2006
A piece that makes us think and words that make us nod in agreement....

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/5/2006
Strange world we live in...but oh boy I would NOt like to live in that Rathole!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/5/2006
God help us when these terrorists get nuclear weapons then everyone will know why we are fighting them, only too late.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/5/2006
I heard about this. I don't know, seems something has to give about a lot of issues in this strange world we are entering. Good.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/5/2006
If this building were "SELF" sustainable, with their own food source as well as power and water, that would be something to see, but I still would rather live out in the boonies in my self-contained motorhome, as a building like the one the chinese have there would be so like living in a plastic world, ya know...? (weather broke out here finally, rufuz is out on the leash and loviing it) E & R
Reviewed by Aberjhani 8/5/2006
"What is the general population to do?" Read this poem and other works by you and other conscientious poets and writers; anchor themselves in faith that motivates them to engage in dialogues and actions for peace and harmony; learn to love each other unconditionally. The sure sign of a poem's power for me is that it makes me think, and so it is with the tremendous power in A WORLD BEING STRANGLED. Thank you.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 8/5/2006

Thank God we don't live in a Totalitarian Regime like Communist China, which crushes and tramples Human Rights underfoot like a blundering elephant, and slaughters millions of female babies every year, and is oppressing the peace loving people of Tibet, and stoking up horror in the Middle East by arming the terrorists..

To crown it all they economically bankrupting the West by flooding the market with their cheap goods, created on the back of disgusting sweat shops and forced labor !
Thanks for posting this wake up call to the West..

In Friendship

Reviewed by ronald genise 8/5/2006
In 1965 I was 18 years old and witnessed war for the first time wrote in my journal how bewildered I was having to fight because of the greed of a few. Some things never change.
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 8/5/2006
this is a much needed message
don't stop

Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/5/2006
Most people, I believe, live with blinders on, and see only what is in front of them. They respond like a Pavlov Dog to their basic needs and desires and, at the cost of all around them, only embrace what is good for them.

If we can find anyone that breaks this stereotypical mode, someone who really communicates, and loves their fellow man, someone who can give instead of take, someone who can think of another instead of themselves, we have found a rare flower that stands alone in an ever increasing wasteland of self-centeredness and me-ism.

China, the Kings of the East, is not a sleeping giant anymore, they have already stretched and arisen, and they are viewing the planetary horizons with a keen eye ... waiting for the perfect moment.

Stimulating write dear one ...
You have the mind of a giant!
Richard Lloyd Cederberg

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/5/2006
Slowly strangling and slowly dying...sad. An excellent, timely write, very well penned, Eileen!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/5/2006
wars never cease-our world has become mangled and is slowly being strangled-by ideology, greed, and need for power with leaders becoming more insane by the hour

I'd say that very sadly sums up our world today pretty well.

And I, for one, would not want to live in that monstrous modern building either, but I fear earth's future may hold many of those, especially when resources become more and more scarce.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/5/2006
Excellent write, Eileen; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
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