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So, I registered on 3 Feb and already wrote 10 posts, but here I am. Rastko, human rights activist from Belgrade (Serbia) active in YR movement for about a year. Interested in politics, human rights, history, philosophy, sociology etc. My official Facebook page is here - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rastko-Poc...542?v=wall

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02-06-2011 06:53 AM
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Welcome to the forum...I think you'll find that there are more than enough like minded individuals to suit your interests.

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02-06-2011 03:45 PM
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I think you may be the first member from Serbia... either that or I'm missing something.

Welcome. Smile

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SoulRiser Wrote:I think you may be the first member from Serbia... either that or I'm missing something.

Welcome. Smile

Well, probably not the first one from ex-YU as your main page is translated to Croatian, which is pretty much the same language as most of other ex-YU languages. It was called Serbo-Croatian a few decades ago and now we have a lot of made-up languages Wink

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"Every organization rests upon a mountain of secrets." (Julian Assange)

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IT'S TIME TO OPEN THE ARCHIVES.
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING - SO ARE WE.
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WE OPEN GOVERNMENTS.
ANONYMOUS SOURCES - SYNONYMOUS WITH FREE SPEECH.

"There are no educators. As a thinker, one should speak only of self-education. The education of youth by others is either an experiment, conducted on one as yet unknown and unknowable, or a leveling on principle, to make the new character, whatever it may be, conform to the habits and customs that prevail." (Friedrich Nietzsche)
02-06-2011 07:40 PM
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SoulRiser Wrote:I think you may be the first member from Serbia... either that or I'm missing something.

Welcome. Smile

Nah, there was another Serbian dude, with a certain trollish streak to him. He vanished, methinks.

To the topic: welcome Smile

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Faby Wrote:
SoulRiser Wrote:I think you may be the first member from Serbia... either that or I'm missing something.

Welcome. Smile

Nah, there was another Serbian dude, with a certain trollish streak to him. He vanished, methinks.

To the topic: welcome Smile

Thanks a lot Wink

"History will win. The world will be elevated to a better place. Will we survive? That depends on you." (Julian Assange - The Guardian, 3 December 2010)

"Every organization rests upon a mountain of secrets." (Julian Assange)

INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE.
JUSTICE IS IN YOUR HANDS NOW.
IT'S TIME TO OPEN THE ARCHIVES.
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING - SO ARE WE.
HATCHING TRUTH.
WE OPEN GOVERNMENTS.
ANONYMOUS SOURCES - SYNONYMOUS WITH FREE SPEECH.

"There are no educators. As a thinker, one should speak only of self-education. The education of youth by others is either an experiment, conducted on one as yet unknown and unknowable, or a leveling on principle, to make the new character, whatever it may be, conform to the habits and customs that prevail." (Friedrich Nietzsche)
02-07-2011 06:00 AM
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I am back after 2 months long retirement. Mass deletion of my posts pissed me off (and the only argument was that the threads were old; never heard a more silly reason to delete the posts), but I eventually realised this is the best youth rights forum so far and that I have to return.

So, here I am. Smile

"History will win. The world will be elevated to a better place. Will we survive? That depends on you." (Julian Assange - The Guardian, 3 December 2010)

"Every organization rests upon a mountain of secrets." (Julian Assange)

INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE.
JUSTICE IS IN YOUR HANDS NOW.
IT'S TIME TO OPEN THE ARCHIVES.
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING - SO ARE WE.
HATCHING TRUTH.
WE OPEN GOVERNMENTS.
ANONYMOUS SOURCES - SYNONYMOUS WITH FREE SPEECH.

"There are no educators. As a thinker, one should speak only of self-education. The education of youth by others is either an experiment, conducted on one as yet unknown and unknowable, or a leveling on principle, to make the new character, whatever it may be, conform to the habits and customs that prevail." (Friedrich Nietzsche)
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Rastko Wrote:this is the best youth rights forum so far

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Welcome back... sorry 'bout the posts thing. Wasn't me. Wasntme

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Rastko Wrote:Mass deletion of my posts pissed me off (and the only argument was that the threads were old; never heard a more silly reason to delete the posts
Heh, on other forums I've been on, I've had my posts deleted simply because the mod in question didn't like them. Didn't go against any rules or anything, the person just didn't like them.

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