As I was going through my letters, showing them to my younger brother, along with a few of the presents and postcards my penfriends sent me, he asked me how he could have penfriends too.
I was no longer in contact with IYS but I remembered they had a site and I was hoping to find out, from the site, how I could register my brother with them. I understand that it probably costs less to have friends over the internet than to have postal-mail friends but those are two very different experiences.
A Defence Ministry spokesman said on Sunday the study, labelled Strategic Perspective 2040, made 'robust predictions' but did not attach probabilities to them or trigger decisions.He declined to comment about the content of the report, which is confidential.The problem with the Internet is identity verification and an overabundance of predators.So they would probably have issues with adults posing as children and requesting penfriends...The internet has lead to a situation where sending ordinary letters is old-fashioned.
Letter writing, once very popular, is now a hobby of a few. As we can not find enough young people interested in penfriendship any more, we have decided to close down this firm by 30th June 2008.
Knowing that they guaranteed a response, it was really a great value.
I kept searching and finally found Haiti on one of their older method of payment pages.
Other scenarios include one where some eastern European states halt progress in EU integration and others enter the 'Eastern bloc', a likely reference to Russia and its allies.
Two scenarios in the army's study saw a comeback of Russian-style 'state capitalism' in some EU countries and a halt in globalisation. The study, cited by Der Spiegel, says: 'The EU enlargement has been largely abandoned, more states have left the bloc.'The increasingly disorderly, sometimes chaotic and conflictual world has dramatically changed the security policy environment for Germany and Europe.'The magazine said the study would be followed by concrete armaments plans to be developed in the coming years.
How they organized their work, what their equipment looked like? I was unpleasantly surprised to see that Haiti was not included in the counties listed...