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Subject: Re: India is a very strange place Date: 11/30/2012 10:47 AM
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"Yesterday I posted the story about Indians killing tens of thousands of falcons with large nets." - intercst



We just don't know what it is to be really poor. Reminds me of the line from the song "A wise man doesn't know what it is to be thick as a brick." In the same vein someone that lives in the United States and is wealthy just doesn't have a clue what it means and how it feels to be really poor.

When I read the article I was bothered by the idea of killing all those falcons, how we worship wild birds here, especially falcons and hawks and owls, but if I was really poor, and hungry, with no way to make money, I might be out there with nets doing the same exact thing.

A few moments ago there was a whole flock of Cedar Waxwings in our yard working over the berries on the privet hedges between our yard and the woods. They are unbelievably beautiful birds. I mean really gorgeous. Even I wouldn't think of killing one. But perhaps if I were really really poor I might see those birds as an opportunity to catch them and take them to market and sell them as caged birds if I could make even a few cents on them.

What a strange world we live in. I don't think we will ever be equal in this life. It's just not going to happen. It's almost like it was designed to be that way?

Art
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