Thursday, May 10, 2018

[GMW #4041] Publish Yearly Statistics On Tax Free Sales Of Alcohol And Tobacco Products

[GMW #4041] Publish Yearly Statistics On Tax Free Sales Of Alcohol And Tobacco Products  Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 3001 to 4000
~ Idea 4434 ~
Under a proper Earth and humanity government all tax free shops in airports selling alcohol and tobacco products at reduced prices would be closed.

Sitting in front of such a shop at the airport of Costa Rica waiting for a plane to take me to the first meeting of the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality in Canada I was shocked by the numerous sales to passengers, mostly for gifts. Yes, alcohol and smoking transformed into gifts, into gestures of friendship and love!

The UN Civil Aviation Organization should publish yearly statistics on such sales world-wide. It would create a shock. Governments and the international community would react to it.

I wonder if such shops and sales are allowed in the airports of Muslim countries which totally condemn the production, transportation, sales and consumption of alcohol, (Arab word meaning the devil).

Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,
Volume I - The Great Scene of Creation
Chapter 1 Our Place in the Universe
Chapter 1 Our Place in the Universe
Secretary-General U Thant once asked an astrophysicist:

"Is it true what the Buddha believed, namely that humans will never be able to leave their solar system?"

The astrophysicist confirmed it:  humans are for all eternity prisoners of our minuscule solar system. They will never be able to travel beyond its limits, despite all the fantasies of science fiction.

How lucky we are, therefore, to have our little planet to stand on, our oxygen to breathe, our sun to heat, illuminate and nourish us, our waters to quench our thirst.

But alas, to those who destroy it, to the pessimists who denigrate life we cannot even say:

"Love this planet or leave it," for there is no other place to go.  They will die on this Earth and be recycled in its ground, hopefully to be reborn as optimistic, life-loving creatures.

UN News: UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service, UN Wire Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Rights of: Children,Women, IndigenousPeople
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.

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Than when we soar.
~ William Wordsworth

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