Sri Chinmoy dies in New York

Sri Chinmoy 1931 - 2007

"The world exists just because love still exists on earth."

Sri Chinmoy, international advocate for peace, passed away in his home in New Yok on Thursday 11th October. He was 76 years old.

"Love means acceptance. What are we going to accept? We are going to accept this world of ours which is around us and within us."

Sri Chinmoy dedicated his life to promoting a message of harmony, tolerance and peace.

Some of his activities can be viewed here:


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Quote of Queen Victoria on Women's Rights

" I am most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights', with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feelings and propriety. Feminists ought to get a good whipping. Were woman to 'unsex' themselves by claiming equality with men, they would become the most hateful, heathen and disgusting of beings and would surely perish without male protection."

- Queen Victoria

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- Biography of Queen Victoria

How times change....

Presumably Queen Victoria didn't give much interest to the rights of Indians and other parts of the British Empire.


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Who is Going To Win the X factor?

Actually, what is the X factor. I only learned quite recently what the X factor is. My sister said it was: "the end of civilisation" - I thought this was quite a good explanation.

I was in a youth hostel in Canterbury, enjoying a relaxing time, when some people came in and put this cringe worthy TV programme on.

How awful, everyone was hopeless, embarassing and painful to watch. Even the presenters were squirming in their seats as they had to get rid of group after group.
The only entertainment from the programme was seeing the different vocabulary that people could come up with to describe how bad the groups were.

Why do people think they have any talent, when clearly they are so hopelessly useless and annoying?

Am I being unfair to the X Factor? I only watched it once for 15 minutes and I vowed to never waste my life again. Should I have to watch it everyday, I'm sure I would go mad, crazy insane - just like the contestants on the programme.

If I am completely wrong tell me why X factor isn't the most dreadful programme since the invention of TV.

Who is Going to Win?

O, I don't know. I just hope to forget this painful experience of sitting through 15 minutes of the X factor

X Factor


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How Clever are Parrots?

I am seriously impressed by the intelligence of this parrot. - Alex
  • Alex could count to 6,
  • identify different colours.
  • Speak to assistants and have conversations One of her last conversations was "You be good. I love you."
Parrots have the ability to remember words and replicate human conversation. however, the example of Alex suggests that the parrots words were more than just repitition. It is evidence that the avian brain has many similarities with the human brain.

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