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Amazon, please don't boycott South Africa

Just so you know, this is email number three, following response from you number two. I am not upset, just alerting you to the fact that I am persistent and you have been so polite and helpful that I am not upset. It's a communication error. If it happens again, I would ask you to contact me by phone at [CENSORED].

I contacted you to ask you to reconsider the action you have taken against South Africa. I suggested another solution: that you give us the opportunity to waive our right to redress if our parcels get lost. You have decided to only offer us high-cost courier services. I have been using amazon for many years and I have never had a problem.

However, when I sent this solution note through, I received a response from you that reiterated the problem and did not acknowledge my suggested solution. If you have considered this waiver option and rejected it, I would have wanted to at least find out what your reasons are so that I can think of more solutions that address your conc…

VHEMT (Vehement) is a anti-procreation movement

"Here's a novel idea to save the planet: Remove the main cause of its woes - homo sapiens. The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEMT - pronounced "vehement") proposes the phasing out the human race. "When every human chooses to stop breeding, Earth's biosphere will be allowed to return to its former glory, and all remaining creatures will be free to live, die, and evolve (if they believe in evolution)," offers the movement's website. But 'it's going to take all of us going'." See

SOURCE: Email invite.

I thought I was the only one who thought like this. Everyone I know thanks the universe that I didn't study microbiology. I would have developed a human-specific killer virus. WE are the vermin.

I am my locus of control

I was asked where my locus of control is, by an Afrikaans person, who said 'lotus van kontrole' by accident. 'Lotus', that's cute...

In me...

I take inspiration from people, 'God', Zen, whatever inspires me. But I direct the energy. I am not always perfectly in control of how I direct it, but I can see my efforts.

The 'whatever' part I take very seriously. I don't confine myself to anything, but everything I draw inspiration from, while important in itself - it has it's own value - it's arbitrary.

So, for example, I have two horoscopes that I read daily - one is the glass half empty and the one is the glass half full. I read the full one second and allow it to be a directive for my day - so if it says that I will have good advice for young children - I make a date to see young children.

And then I make sure that my sieve brain gets no help - I don't reread the horoscope, I forget what I feel like and remember what I want to.

I will e…