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Climate Change..!!!

It is quite a heated debate that is revolving around the climate change and its effects. I was really ignorant on that 'debate' until i met a couple of science students who held a different view than that of mine. So, I was wondering what others think specially near the UN conference on Climate Change, and here's a poll. Just mark what you think, and fill out the form if you like. The real poll is on top of the page. The one on the bottom is to just see what different societies and age groups think of this issue. (Don't try to research before answering..!:D coz that'll foil the purpose..! ) thanx Loading...

What I miss

No, I don't miss my friends, Who were always there for me In our simple world. So distant it seems now, Our laughters, our stories, and numerous debates. And even more so, The sweet smell of sweat after long days, And late night walks on deserted streets. No, it's not what I did that I want back, Skipping classes and lectures? Living in the WALA, GODA, BUS or APAYA, With bent necks and red eyes, A week before the finals? Nor is it all the posters we drew, All the lanterns we made, The meetings! Campaigns! Or any other events we did. I dont think it is, The tireless hearts or the feather-like soul we shared. Or my only dear possession, The Sony Ericsson, with its camera. Misty Ambewela, Dark green Sinharaja or, Windy Anuradhapura, There are plenty alike here, If compared in a geography book, it is. So no, I do not miss them either. Yes, I know what it is, That's sunk in my heart, Making it heavier everyday, It is just me I miss, who I used to be.

Peace I seek..!

lets march towards peace, with our full force to seize, the land of the wretched Taliban..! Nobel committee you were right, peace do I seek with escalated fight, and thousands more troops to Af'nistan...!

Books I have read

Lately, I was trying to remember some Russian novels that I have read, and realized that it is a really hard thing to do. So thought to have some kind of a record, and here we are. You are welcome to leave a comment on anything, or may be recommend a book. Mother - Maxim Gorky (Sinhala) (Yakada Pravahaya) - ( ---) (Sinhala) Three years - Anton Chekov (Sinhala) (Sara Bhoomi) - (---) (Sinhala) Dr. Zhivago - Boris Pasternak (English) And Quite Flows Don - Mikhail Solokhov (Sinhala) My Universities - Maxim Gorky (Sinhala) How The Steel Was Tampered - Nicolai Ostrovsky (Sinhala) A Story Of A Real Man - Boris Polevoi (Sinhala) The Iron Flood - Alexander Serafimovich Popov (Sinhala) Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain (Sinhala) Huck Finn - Mark Twain (Sinhala) David Copperfield (Sinhala) Lorna Doone (Sinhala) Heidy - Johanna Spyri (Sinhala) Animal Farm - George Orwell (Sinhala) '1984' - George Orwell (Sinhala) Space Odyssey 2001 - Arthur C Clark (Sinhala) 2010 - Arthur C Clark (Sinhala) 2064 -

Book Banning: The Right of Schools, Libraries and Other Institutions on Banning Books.

How would you feel if you were a Christian and were banned from reading the Bible, or if you were a Muslim, and were banned from reading the Qu'ran? As ridiculous as it may sound, these books are prominent among the thousands of books that have faced censorship throughout the history. With the free media movement today, though, censoring has faced severe criticism from authors, journalists, artists and other progressive activists. This matter has stirred up a lot of debate in two fronts: first being banning books in a universal level and the second, seen with a more moderate eye, being restricting children from accessing certain books. At the latter part, schools, libraries and other places related to children have become the focal point of the argument. The question arises when determining which books should be banned and most importantly, by whom? Even though it is favored by the majority to let above-mentioned institutions ban controversial books, this must be done only by a sep