Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Something to ponder...

My PC Home page showed these headlines a minute ago:
More world news:
Oct 02, 2009Philippines appeals for divine help
Oct 02, 2009Tsunami 'may have killed 190' in Pacific
Oct 02, 2009Michelle Obama to appear on 'Sesame Street'
Oct 02, 2009Thousands feared dead in Indonesia quake
Oct 02, 2009Letterman admits affairs with staffers
Oct 02, 2009Aid groups try to reach quake victims
Oct 02, 2009Iran to send enriched uranium to Russia
Oct 02, 2009Powerful 6.3 quake strikes off Tonga


Apart from the silly stuff about Michelle Obama and Letterman, the rest is about tragedy in the Pacific region. When reading those, one can see that many countries reach out to help very quickly. The notable exception is Iran, who is busy sending enriched uranium to Russia. Do you ever read about middle Eastern countries helping others outside of their region? I've only heard of one instance, and that was an Arab oil millionaire or somebody, who sent a huge donation to our bushfire victims, for which Australians were very grateful. The rest of the time, they seem bent on destruction. Wouldn't the world be a better place if these 'radicals, militants, whatever' - chose to focus their energy on helping the human race instead of destroying it?

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