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  •  Stop OTIM. (1+ / 0-)
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    niemann

    There is a basic human behavioral pattern, when we encounter something that no one else owns or firmly controls, to say "Oh, This Is Mine," and just pluck it.  

    We need to teach people that this is unacceptable.  When you go to a national park, you are told many times over that just because you see a shiny rock, it doesn't mean you can take it. This message needs to be applied globally.  

    Even when land isn't pre-owned, when people say "Oh, This Is Mine," they deny access to it by others.  It is theft.  

    It is probably not realistic to try to undo a thousand years of such theft, but we might have a chance at reducing new instances of theft, whether in Palestine, the South China Sea, or the many new fracking sites in the U.S. and elsewhere.

    Stop OTIM.  

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