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Weekend Picks: A mission to spread love
January 11, 2003 17:07 IST
"Love is the fuel of life, secure it."
Everybody loves a lover. Especially Rupak Manush, founder of Kolkata based Lovers' Organisation for Voluntary Exhibition (L.O.V.E.), a movement launched by Mira Mission, a mass organisation to promote human virtues.
L.O.V.E.'s activities include bringing out a weekly news bulletin, Desh Prem, staging street and stage dramas, organising debates and seminars and producing leaflets, booklets, posters to promote the message of love.
The mission of the movement is not to promote free sex but to build a 'sex-sensible' nation. Becoming a member of L.O.V.E. for Rs. 2000 will bring you many benefits. Including access to the Love Bank, which allows you to choose a life, love, travel, mental partner or a pen friend from the subscriber database.
There's also a contest going on up to 24th January. The theme is writing a love letter to George Bush, 'inspiring him to recover his mental stability and to open the armory of U.S.A. before the world'. If you're ready to take on the challenge, there's a gold pen with diamond settings for the winner!
Recommended even if you're not a lover.
"May we live long and die out."
They are 'vehemently' against human breeding and with a reason. They believe that the 'the hopeful alternative to the extinction of millions of species of plants and animals is the voluntary extinction of one species: Homo sapiens... us'.
With this mission in mind, VHEMT (pronounced vehement) volunteers and supporters are spreading the cause far and wide in order to get people to stop breeding.
Once homo-sapiens die out the Earth's biosphere, according to VHEMT, will return to its former glory. Other creatures will be 'free to live, die, evolve (if they believe in evolution), and will perhaps pass away, as so many of Mother Nature's "experiments" have done throughout the eons'.
For every reason you want to have children - 'I can't help it, it's a biological urge', or 'My husband/wife wants a baby' - VHEMT suggests the real reason. Why breed indeed!
Global Ideas Bank
Are you always brimming with ideas with no place to air them? The Global Suggestion Box collects 'socially innovative non-technological ideas and projects'. An added incentive is 1000 pounds sterling awarded annually for the best ideas and projects.
You can search ideas by category. There are currently 2993 schemes in categories including social innovations, education, relationships, welfare, quality of life and many more.
Dr. KRS Murthy suggests an alternative approach to teaching Indian music, Clif Judy feels we should reward student grade rises with money while Julie Dalrymple proposes one day in a month when men and women swap roles.
You can rate other people's ideas, check out 2002 winners and submit your own.
These two girls definitely do not support the VHEMT movement. We carried a story about how Karyn successfully paid off her credit card debts, thanks to the generosity of her online visitors. Spurned by her success, Leah and Mary are now asking for your help - to have a baby.
Being lesbians, they are saving money to buy what seems to be a very expensive commodity – sperm! Leah and Mary have been together for three years and have a few months to complete their preparations to receive the donor sperm to be shipped from California Cryobank. In the meanwhile, they need all the help and the cash you can give them.
According to their daily update page they have received a grand total of $3 towards their baby fund this week! And if you're not keen on these two nice girls, there's 24-year-old Michele who's asking you to contribute for a good cause -- her upliftment!