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  • Gold is Where You Find ItAn estimated 50,000 marchers joined one of the biggest protests in Auckland for decades on the 1st of May 2010 asking the Government to stay away from mining on conservation land.

    The government was forced to back down. It promised that no mining will be allowed on conservation estate.

  • Mine Mine Mine Mine MineMr. Brownlee had said, "We acknowledge mining is an emotive issue."

    "But we hope a rational conversation can now take place about the potential for utilizing more of the country's valuable natural resources for the greater good.”

  • Shafts of light"In a 2008 report, consultant geologist Richard Barker estimated the potential value of just seven of our minerals, including gold, copper, iron and molybdenum at $140 billion. The Southland lignite field was valued at another $100 billion."

    "And that was just onshore resources in 2008. Obviously the stakes and values are a lot higher now.”

  • The Super PitPost mineral harvestation, miners should be encouraged to convert wasteland into land suitable for habitation or cultivation on periodic basis within the consent timeframes rather than at project end as is the norm currently, when enforcement becomes problematical.

  • The Bay Calls The Day"I'll grant you guys a wish each now, before I go," he said to show them his gratitude, "So long as it is reasonable, you can have anything you want. So tell me, what would you like?"

    "I've never heard a Jinn put a reasonability condition on wishes before granting them!" the contractor laughed.

  • Alan Kurdi lifeless body.jpgCan we learn something from the Syrian Refugee Crisis?

    Insightful story on how European Union is working together to provide relief for these tragedies.

  • Bald Eagle In Tree"An eagle was sitting on a tree resting," answered Rosh, remembering an old online joke he'd read, "doing nothing."

    "A little rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?"

  • Loving Couple‘The Considerate Husband’ is an effort to understand the female mind!

    Funny story on how the final 3 wishes of a dying man were interpreted by his loving wife...

  • Ra“Midas was stupid”, Josh voiced his opinion, “why didn’t he just wear gloves? That would have been much safer."

    "He could have had the gold and touched things without turning them into gold.”

    There was pin drop silence for a moment. Then Hosh spoke up.

  • bank mothers (c) iimcmissioncal.orgInspiring Story: The Power of One

    Dr. Sujit Kumar Brahmochary began IIMC by treating 20 poor Indian kids per day.

    25 years later it was serving 120,000 patients

  • John D. RockefellerInspirational Business Story: The Richest Man Ever

    What one person can do with a big enough vision & mighty action.

    John D. Rockefeller wasn't perfect, but he...

  • The Immortals of Meluha"Who's he?" asked Rosh.

    "Amish is a young author that Forbes India has ranked among the Top 100 celebrities in India two years in a row," Isha replied, "in 2012 and 2013, and he is younger than you." 

  • Cosmic Consciousness"Subroto asks that if a physical entity like phosphorous can glow on its own, why cannot another physical entity like sound do the same?"

    "Is it because our paradigm of properties of sound with respect to our sound apparatus doesn't allow us to experience this?"

  • why so serious"Time magazine recently named six inspirational young people in its first class of next generation leaders. People, it said, who are leaders of tomorrow because they are working hard to change their worlds today."

    "A 28-year-old Indian architect, Alok Shetty, is one of them. Why? Because of his pioneering work in designing affordable flood-proof houses for slum dwellers."

  • One Tom"You've always been the second boy, spotting opportunities where others couldn't see them. Finding silver linings even in manure! Put the same hat on."

    "Your real boss is the one who walks around under your own hat."

  • PAKISTAN: "REFUGEES FROM 'OBAMA'S WAR' "Unwelcome guests can become useful citizens, given the chance.

    Yet, International Governments desire normal migrants & detest illegal refugees.

    Story on the refugee debate.

  • Sentimental onion"The first type is The Onion Salary."

    "You get it, you open it, and you weep."

  • meeting_hammer illustrationYou might have heard people being fired for not doing well, but there are many whose careers are destroyed simply because they do too well.

    Too well for their own good.