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Lives that were taken far too early
£3,000 to various banks by little old me and 20,000 to the student loans company
To the Tibetan nation...
Vol 9:013: Everything
Vol 9 -51 Unconditional love owed to my mother by her daughter
Vol 9 - re entry (1)The criminalisation of debt
To my Grandma
Gratitude and thanks
Life
 

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DEBT NUMBER MAN209

For the lost and fallen of wars may the good earth lie gently on your sacred remains. Thankyou for my freedom. Humph!

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DEBT NUMBER lewes021
NATURE OF DEBT Financial
AMOUNT £23,000
OWED TO banks and student loans comany
OWED BY me

In setting up my business and gaining a degree and PGCE, I have clocked up 23,000 of debt. I earn nothing like this so frankly they can whistle for it, Such is life.

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NATURE OF DEBT Financial
OWED TO Tibetan Nation
OWED BY China

To the Tibetan nation the debt amounting to the total sum of : Freedom + Spiritual land is owed by the Chinese government which continues it's repression and concerted effort to annihilate the Tibetan culture, faith and spirit through it’s quietly aggressive program of assimilation into Chinese culture. I am grateful to those who have and continue to inspire courage, faith and belief in the path of Wisdom, Compassion and Loving kindness: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, my grand mother Mamy.’

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DEBT NUMBER 360234111201210
NATURE OF DEBT Spiritual
OWED TO the universe
OWED BY the soul called Linda

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NATURE OF DEBT Spiritual

I owe a glad debt of unconditional love to my mother, whom I miss everyday. Without her strength and vision I would not have survived in this world.

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NATURE OF DEBT Spiritual

Throughout most of human history, society has operated on a system of credit in which transactions took place largely between people known to each other and who wanted to maintain good relationships. In small communities it was normal for everyone to be both borrower and lender, and debt was a part of the fabric of sociability. When loans at interest began to be legalised in England in the 16th century, a person's honour and reputation  for generosity and decency were at least as important in deciding whether or not to make a loan to them as their net income. The legalisation of interest led to the use of signed legal bonds, an increase in litigation and the effective criminalisation of debt - or, in the words of the anthropologist David Graeber, “criminalisation of the very basis of human society.”

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DEBT NUMBER MAN090
NATURE OF DEBT Spiritual

To Grandma, Who missed out on all the interesting conversation we were supposed to have about my study and her deepest passion  - and Anna for all the hilarities that will take place at mothers expense that I will not laugh at. XX. I shall have to do this for you both!! X

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DEBT NUMBER MAN014
NATURE OF DEBT Spiritual

T o my post-doc supervisor for always being there for me and whom I seem to have forgotten. I always feel I am too busy to get in touch. I always think of you, so should make an effort to write or visit

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DEBT NUMBER MAN206
NATURE OF DEBT Spiritual

My friend David fought in several countries all over the world, sadly he was injured in 2010. Slowly he taught himself to walk and write again. In 2014 he came into my life to I say a big thank you to whoever or whatever saved David so that I could love him

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