Australians should reduce their habit of throwing away food

Just a week ago, I had a barbeque party with Australian friends here. I knew that Australians were notorious for throwing away food. However, it was still surprised me to see it from my very own eyes. They threw away a plate of grilled meat which was more than enough to feed two people.

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The Turtles
A turtle family decided to go on a picnic. The turtles, being naturally slow about things, took seven years to prepare for their outing. Finally the turtle family left home looking for a suitable place. During the second year of their journey they found a place ideal for them at last! For about six months they cleaned the area, unpacked the picnic basket, and completed the arrangements. Then they discovered they had forgotten the salt. A picnic without salt would be a disaster, they all agreed. After a lengthy discussion, the youngest turtle was chosen to retrieve the salt from home. Although he was the fastest of the slow moving turtles, the little turtle whined, cried, and wobbled in his shell. He agreed to go on one condition that no one would eat until he returned. The family consented and the little turtle left.Three years passed and the little turtle had not returned. Five years… six years… then on the seventh year of his absence, the oldest turtle could no longer contain his hunger. He announced that he was going to eat and begun to unwrap a sandwich. turtles1

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Amerika Latin yang Terus Bergerak ke Kiri. Bagaimana Indonesia?

Berikut artikel di harian Jawa Pos halaman internasional yang dimuat 1 November 2009. Patut direnungkan bagaimana seharusnya Indonesia diarahkan.

Amerika Latin yang Terus Bergerak ke Kiri
Che, Castro, dan Program Populis

Soy cubano, Argentina, boliviano, peruano, ecuatoriano, etc…. Usted entiende

(Che Guevara)
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ERNESTO “Che” Guevara bukanlah orang yang merisaukan identitas. “Saya orang Kuba, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, dan Ekuador….Kau Tahulah,” kata dia. Pendek kata, dia warga Amerika Latin. Karena, dia lahir dan tumbuh menjadi pejuang marxis di Argentina, bergerilya menumbangkan kediktatoran Fulgencio Batista di Kuba bersama Fidel Castro, dan mati ditembak dalam revolusi menentang junta militer di Bolivia.

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