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How to Save The World?

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Debt - The Root of Suffering

And a form of self inflicted harm

It seems that the in today’s known world, every country and most individuals are in debt. This debt is the root cause of human suffering because the debtor is always obliged to serve the needs and wants of the creditor which equates as slavery.

It is thought that money evolved over the past 10,000 years and according to historian Paul Johnson, the lending of “food or seed money” was commonplace in Middle Eastern civilizations as early as 5000 BC leading to the idea of debt. For instance, when one community (group A) or even a family suffers a drought and neighbours (group B) step in providing them with the means of survival

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Sex as a Career?

Women have been counselled to become sex workers

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The concept of a woman offering sex for money and other favours is generally thought of as the world’s oldest profession and as far as we know, there has never been a time in human history where this has not occurred.

Today in many countries despite the cries of some moralists, what many regard as prostitution has been legalised in many countries. Yet when we look at many marriages, they are often little more than agreements validating sex for money.

Yet moralists around the world even though they may be prostituting themselves condemn the activity of the women who make themselves available to men, but

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Passing the time

Humour

Patient:Doctor! Doctor! I feel like a cat! Doctor:Well, I hope you’re feline better soon. What do you call a leader from Down Under? A Boss-tralian.

Marriage:

A couple who had been married for more than 60 years and shared everything. They talked about everything and kept no secrets from each other except that the old lady had a shoebox on the top of her closet that she cautioned her husband never to open or ask about.

But after many years without a thought about the old box, his wife got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover.

In trying to sort out their affairs man took down the shoebox and took it to as well as

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The 99 Club

LONG ago, there lived a king who should have been contented with his life, given all the riches and luxuries he had. However, this was not the case. The king was always wondering why he just never seemed happy with what he had.

Sure, he had the attention of everyone wherever he went, and he attended fancy dinners and parties. Yet, he still felt something was lacking but couldn’t put his finger on it.

One day, the king woke up earlier than usual to stroll around his palace. He entered his huge living room and came to a stop when he heard someone happily singing away. He followed the sound of the song and found one of the servants singing.

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Samoan Money

Colourful

Officially the West Samoan Tala (WST) is locally just called a tala is the Samoan pronunciation of dollar and seniti (cent) which is available as 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 tala notes with one and two tala coins. Seniti coins are 5, 10, 20 and 50.

You must convert your money before or on arrival as few businesses accept foreign currencies and in use, the tala uses the $ symbol as its prefix.

Sample exchange rates at the time of writing:

1.00 USD = 2.26501 WST 1.00 AUD = 2.35719 WST 1.00 NZD = 1.86182 WST 1.00 EUR = 2.97386 WST

There are branches of the ANZ, Westpac and local banks in the main towns of Samoa which

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Philippine Currency

The Philippine Peso (₱)(PHP) is the official currency used for most transactions including shopping and visitors will need to change their currency to pesos. In some tourist areas, businesses may accept credit cards, travellers cheques, debit cards or foreign currencies at their discretion.

Note also that no person is allowed to enter or leave the Philippines carrying more than PHP10,000 without prior authorisation by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Those who have not gained prior authorisation will have to declare the excess money at the customs desk. However bringing-in any amount in foreign currency is legal but anything in excess of USD10,000 (or its equivalent) must be declared.

Our Experience We found many banks outside Manila were not interested in changing

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Economics

The management of resources

Many say money is the root of all evil, but this is not true, of itself, money has no intrinsic value and the real root of evil if it can be termed as such, is the ignorance which leads to differential forms of thinking such as greed.

Fundamentally, the idea of money is an exchange of energy and time. In other words, I give you my time in return for a token of your time or I give you a token of value in exchange for something that I need.

This idea has been around for a very long time and what I thought to be military records have been found in the Indus Valley dating

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Economics

Any country that sells its resources and assets will one day be bereft and unable to sustain itself.

Likewise any person that sells their assets and means of livelihood will one day be bereft and unable to sustain themselves.

The householder knows that if he or she sells their assets, they will not have the tools for life. One may have an income, but when someone else owns your assets, then you have no control over them and you are in effect a tenant.

The tradesman knows he has to acquire assets to facilitate his business and the idea of selling his primary tools likewise defies logic.

At the country level in New Zealand, we have sold off or

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