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Jul. 2nd, 2001 | 01:08 pm

Interesting, in my current round of therapy so far the best thing is having my therapist listen to my ideas and agree with them, perhaps not actually implement them. She is helping with the realization that although my belief system is well distant from many of my peers I am not crazy,.

The world is facing a wide variety of social, economic and environmental challenges and we need to develop new structures and institutions that can deal with them. The current bigger is better phase of capitalism needs to end.

In a land where shopping has replaced inner growth, this belief seems like a heresy.

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from: soulsong
date: Jul. 2nd, 2001 02:02 pm (UTC)
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Hey you're not alone you know.
Even in the US.

I mean, there's all those folks at http://www.indymedia.org who would pretty much love to have you right by their side.

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from: alienghic
date: Jul. 2nd, 2001 02:39 pm (UTC)
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You've caught me at one of my weaknesses. I'm still afraid of people and groups that I don't already know.

So it's been hard for me to try reach outside of my current social circles and find a more supportive peer group. Of course I should still remember this and try and go get involved instead of staying in my little ivory tower reading all the time.

It's just scary jump for me to make. I'm not sure if I should stand on the edge and wait until I'm good and ready or encourage someone to push me off.

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from: soulsong
date: Jul. 2nd, 2001 02:58 pm (UTC)
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What about getting to know people in cyberspace?

Groups like Indymedia have a huge need for people with linuxy tech skills to maintain and develop their distributed infrastructure. Great way to mingle with a supportive crowd without having to do any of the scary Meeting New People stuff.

go visit: http://volunteer.indymedia.org/tech/tech_jobs.php3

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jul. 2nd, 2001 03:14 pm (UTC)
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> What about getting to know people in cyberspace?

Oh yeah... that... hmm... lets see oh how about.


Overview: Tech research. Need someone to spend some time researching online conference tools, freeware possibilities for meetings of people in different places around the globe (groupware, internet phone, chat) that local IMCs can use to talk with each other and global groups to meet and work together. Our current IRC system is limiting, being able to speak to each other would help a lot. Your ministering angel is here.


That looks like lots of fun, so I submitted the volunteer request.

Thanks for pointing this out to me.

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from: soulsong
date: Jul. 2nd, 2001 03:22 pm (UTC)
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Cool! :)
I'm going to join a few of the tech mailing lists to see how I can help. I'm good with SQL, but I'll need to learn PhP to help on the webside I think.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jul. 2nd, 2001 04:12 pm (UTC)
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My web/html skills are pretty pitiful, mostly I know how to do things that don't require user interfaces and sysadmin work.

There's one other site that I thought briefly about volunteering for. www.whywork.org according to their what's new section the person previosly maintaining it developed some severe repetative strain injury and can't maintain it any longer.

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