Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
|It is the month of August, on the shores of the black Sea. It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted. It is tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit. |
Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town.
He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one.
The hotel proprietor takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the butcher.
The Butcher takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the pig grower.
The pig grower takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel.
The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the town's prostitute that in these hard times, gave her 'services' on credit.
The hooker runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with the 100 Euro note to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there.
The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 Euro note back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything.
At that moment, the rich tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms, and takes his 100 Euro note, after saying that he did not like any of the rooms, and leaves town.
No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States Government is doing business today. Taking from one, giving to the other and getting it back finally with the Govt.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The support VS is receiving in Delhi ( anikalude, not Karat, he is with the official corrupt faction..) will see VS breathe some fresh air soon ..
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
The fact that this is another opportunistic party waiting to get dissolved like their counterparts in USSR and East Europe, is the only solace for a serious reader of world history.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND
ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE
IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .
Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few
billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are
unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.
3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumours.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental,
food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow,
gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not
result in more tumor destruction.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence
the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer
cells to spread to other sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
WHAT CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like
NutraSweet, Equal,Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses
but only in very sma ll amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.
b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and
substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells are being starved.
c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than
beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline
environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach
down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to no urish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try
and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties.
Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified
and leads to more toxic buildup.
13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of
cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the
body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the
body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger,
unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax
and enjoy life.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular
level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
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Kerala's growing clout in New Delhi .. ( From Telegraph newspaper )
Kerala, which even otherwise wields huge influence in Delhi 's power
circles, is savouring its own rare moment of prominence — it has never
had it so good.
Six ministers means Kerala matches the united might of Uttar Pradesh,
Bihar and Uttarakhand. And they may all have a native son to thank —
CPM general secretary Prakash Karat, none else.
But Kerala's run on Delhi is not solely dependent on the vicissitudes
of politics. The overweening sweep Malayalees — often referred to by
the unkind as "Malloo Mafia" — enjoy over non-political instruments of
state is remarkable for a state that only counts for roughly 3 per
cent of the nation's population.
Run an eye across the power corridors and you will probably have a
sense of just how formidable that teeny strip of land wedged between
Tamil Nadu and the Arabian Sea has made itself — Chief Justice of
India K.G. Balakrishnan, cabinet secretary K.M. Chandrashekhar,
national security adviser M.K. Narayanan, secretary to the President
of India Christy Fernandes, principal secretary to the Prime Minister
T.K.A. Nair, joint secretary in the PMO R. Gopalakrishnan, foreign
secretary Shiv Shankar Menon, commerce secretary G.K. Pillai,
agriculture secretary Nanda Kumar, law secretary T.K. Vishwanathan,
civil aviation secretary M. Madhavan Nambiar, food processing
secretary P.I. Suvadhan, space secretary G. Madhavan Nair,
parliamentary affairs secretary P.J. Thomas, overseas Indians affairs
secretary Mohan Das, secretary general of the Lok Sabha P.D.T. Achary,
National Intelligence Agency boss Radha Vinod Raju. Phew!!
But don't tell a Malloo that — he'll begin adding to that list sooner
than you've finished counting.
How about Nirupama Rao, sir? She may become the next foreign secretary
and was actually born a Menon, or is it Nair? Anyhow, a true-blue
Malloo all the same!
Monday, June 01, 2009
GM filing for bankruptcy is a big news, but equally sad... Nobody ever thought that this symbol of American capitalism would collapse like a pack of cards .. With Chrysler down some time back, it is a matter of time before the other auto giant also follows suit.. !!
Even though the major plan through this bankruptcy filing under Chapter 11 is to restructure GM while protecting it from the debtors, we have to wait and see how this white elephant can ever be revived. Even if US govt pumps in another $30 billion, after the initial $14 billion already gone into it, without US economy revival, will demand for new cars be created ?
When Toyota , the world's best and largest car maker is reeling under losses, how can a refurbished and polished GM ever survive the cruel world of competition, quality and price ..? Or is it an attempt to protect American ego, like "putting stones in the ocean", is it $ 30 billion wasted and illspent ?
Though Obama would want GM to be dissolved once for ever and a new smaller, efficient, agile entity created in its place, the average American would never want it. Like Perestroika crushed and dissolved the former USSR, will capitalism with its own contradictions, crush and destroy the US. Wishful thinking is that such a thing would not happen.. But the evidence of reduced influence of US in world affairs is very much evident with new players like India and China entering centrestage ..
The interesting fact is that while the parent companies are under terrible pressure to perform and unable to create customer interest, the Indian entities of Toyota, GM and Ford are doing well. This is not only in India , in China too..
During these times of recession, it gives an impression that the IMF and World Bank were intentionally siding in all its predictions and forecasts with the Western countries who created them. It is a question of survival of these Bretton Woods sisters.. These international financial organisations owe it more to the Western countries, who fund them, than to the principles of Economics. Quite contrary to their expectations and contorted predictions, Indian economy is doing exceptionally well.
India has recently upgraded its GDP growth during the last quarter to 6.7 %, which is very healthy considering the global gloom and manufacturing downturn. We are once again a trillion dollar economy, with the GDP crossing a trillion dollars..
It appears India will be given the onerous task of leading the world ( or hand hold it ), showing that not only can democracy help a country grow, it can help it gain respect in the comity of nations too..
The resilience of the Indian economy to weather any downturn is turning out to be exceptional.
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