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Positive news

Post15 Aug 2012

Please excuse some non-BK related indulgences ...

Good news, anti-smoking legislation grows

The Brahma Kumaris teach and believe in a world which always gets worse and declines until the final "Fag End" when there is Destruction. An "End of the World" which should have happened in WWII, 1950, 1976 or the mid-1980s.

All the time, I see evidence of the opposite ... wonderful improvements in the world that have nothing to do with their self-serving practises and happening entirely without their involvement, real victories of good over evil.

I wonder how they fit into the BKs' model of reality?
This month, Australia's highest court upheld the world's toughest law on cigarette promotion today, prohibiting tobacco company logos on cigarette packs that will instead show cancer-riddled mouths, blinded eyeballs and sickly children.

The High Court rejected a challenge by tobacco companies who argued the value of their trademarks will be destroyed if they are no longer able to display their distinctive colors, brand designs and logos on packs of cigarettes. Starting in December, packs will instead come in a uniformly drab shade of olive and feature dire health warnings and graphic photographs of smoking's health effects. The government, which has urged other countries to adopt similar rules, hopes the new packs will make smoking as unglamorous as possible.

"Many other countries around the world ... will take heart from the success of this decision today," Attorney General Nicola Roxon told reporters after the court ruling. "Governments can take on big tobacco and win and it's worth countries looking again at what the next appropriate step is for them," she added. British American Tobacco, Philip Morris International, Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International worry the law will set a global precedent that could slash billions of dollars from the values of their brands.


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Re: Positive news

Post19 Aug 2012

Around the same time as the Brahma Kumaris were handing out golden badges said to be worth 15,000 rupees each (or £170) an non-BK Indian girl in UK raised £6,400 by organising a '5K walk' in aid of the Akshaya Patra Foundation UK. It is the world's largest NGO-run school meal programme which provides food for 1.3 million children daily in India.

They report £6,400 is enough to feed 640 children for a whole year. The BKs must have spent around £275,215 on jewellery alone. If the figures we have been given are correct, that is enough to feed 27,521 children for a year.

Sabina Ranger is a second year university student. She organised the 5K walk for the NGO which provides food for school children across 9 states and 19 locations.

The walk took place on 5th August, the same day that The Akshaya Patra foundation fed its billionth meal.

In comparison the BKs consider doing such "limited" charity to be against the will of god and incurring negative karma which would entraps them to this world and bind them to the child. Children which their god names in the Murlis "impure" and "scorpions and snakes".

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