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- Some other facts (that mainstream media will never disclose) about “Gaddafi and Libya:
- Loans to Libyan citizens are given with NO interest.
- Students would get paid the average salary for the profession they are studying for. If you are unable to get employment the state would pay the full salary as if you were employed until you find employment.
- When you get married the couple gets an apartment or house for free from the Government.
- You could go to college anywhere in the world. The state pays 2,500 euros plus accommodation and car allowance.
- The cars are sold at factory cost.
- Libya does not owe money, (not a cent) to anyone. No creditors.
- Free education and health care for all citizens.
- 25% of the population with a university degree.
- No beggers on the streets and nobody is homeless (until the recent bombing).
- Bread costs only $0.15 per loaf.
- No wonder the US and other capitalist countries do not like Libya. Gaddafi would not consent to taking loans from IMF or World Bank at high interest rates. In other words Libya was INDEPENDENT! That is the real reason for the war in Libya! He may be a dictator, but that is not the US problem. Also Gaddafi called on all Oil producing countries NOT to accept payment for oil in USD or Euros. He recommended that oil get paid for in GOLD and that would have bankrupted just about every Western Country as most of them do not have gold reserves to match the rate at which they print their useless currencies.
- Remember the last time someone had the “NERVE” to make a similar statement was when Saddam Hoosein advised all Opec countries not to accept payment for oil in US Dollars. Well, we all know what happened to him . Yes, they HUNG HIM.
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Wave Rock – Western Australia
Port Campbell – Australia
Prekestoien – Norway
The Cheesewring – UK
Spider Rock Chelly Canyon – Arizona, USA
The Externsteine – Germany
The Giant’s Causeway – Northern Ireland, UK
The Wave – Arizona, USA
Uluru, Ayers Rocks – Australia
Wadi Rum – Jordania
[Contributed by: Chetan Bhatt on 08/03/2013]Wave Rock – Western Australia Port Campbell – Australia Prekestoien – Norway The Cheesewring – UK Spider Rock Chelly Canyon – Arizona, USA The Externsteine – Germany The Giant’s Causeway – Northern Ireland, UK The Wave – Arizona, USA Uluru, Ayers Rocks – Australia Wadi Rum – Jordania
- Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the greatest sages the world has ever known.Enjoy the following:
1. Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.
2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.
4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
5. Always drink upstream from the herd.
6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
10. If you’re riding’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.
11. Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back.
12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.
ABOUT GROWING OLDER…
First ~Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers.
Not me; I want people to know ‘why’ I look this way.
I’ve traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren’t paved.
Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
Sixth ~ I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being young.
Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it’s called golf.
And, finally ~ If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.(contributed by:Mohan Rao on 12.10.2011)Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the greatest sages the world has ever known.Enjoy the following: 1. Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco. 2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. 3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works. 4. Never miss a good chance to shut up. 5. Always drink upstream ...
In exhibitions of books, we notice children with extra-ordinary interests. Though adults pull the hands of the young angels, disallowing them to peep in each and every stall; invariably little boys and girls insist on seeing every article on display. Adults do not have interest to know the features of products but from the discussion among the young ones, we gauge how extra-ordinarily they have understood the nitty-gritty of technology. We were ashamed when we attended a class in modern programming languages of computer because the young brains were quicker in understanding the core concept of a problem and develop a program, just to solve it within no time.
What fascinates the children of India? –
It is a study that we began, delving into the depths of those innocent eyes. For a long period, we had the notion that children were only preoccupied either with the fantasies of comic books or money making. It was indeed awful to think that children of this sub-continent might be hooked to the idea of migrating to some foreign lands in search of livelihood and get settled there, as their parents have invariably done.
The youth of India today are more anxious about the right job search and in no case spare an opportunity to work in a wealthy foreign land, remaining devoted to the idea of permanent citizenships there. After a stint of some years, they begin referring to that distant place as their home-land and praise it with adjectives of being a place of liberty and opportunities.
We heaved a sigh of relief when we learned about the paean of love from the children for their motherland. Pat came the reply from one child, whom we asked that who his real idol was.
“He is APJ Abdul Kalam-the great scientist and the ex-president of our nation”- He replied without stopping in his single line expression. We were held in a thrall to know that philanthropists, dedicated scientists, spiritual heads, cricketers and sports persons, who have brought glory to India, still inspire our children.
(contributed by user srikant99 on 29.05.2011)
We passionately scribbled down few of the things, which motivate the future makers of our nation. Those are;
Cricket and Cricketers– Children have a very quick grasp on cricket. In India, Cricket has assumed the importance of the national religion. Children share the fervor of this game with unusual interest. You can know this if you watch a group of children playing this game. It becomes evident from their arguments that how much they are aware about the techniques of this game. They are very keen on knowing the profiles of their national and international cricketers. They are found to be the dedicated fans of cricketers. Most of the renowned cricketers of today used to be die-hard fans of their favorite cricketers during their childhood. In a nation with second largest population in the world, Cricket is the most preferred game because it is a challenging sport. It inspires the young minds to follow life with the zeal from Cricket.
Books– Books are second favorite of children. The magical charm of Huckleberry Finn, Alice in the wonderland and Harry potter helps them build up their own world of imagination. Despite the emerging trends from television and computer, books have so far remained an important medium for self-development. Indian epics like Mahabharat and Ramayana have retained their hold on the children for they love to learn from such readings.
Computer, internet and video-games- Computer education appeared in India only in the year 1989.With the passage of twenty two years, virtually it has taken the entire nation in its fold. Children have demonstrated amazing skills in computer languages. Internet has already become part of education of every kid in his school. Video-games are another attraction for the young children. In the exhibitions held in the schools, children show video-games prepared by them with skills from animation.
Science and technology– The old pattern of education is gone. Now there is a new awakening for education in Science. Children right from a very early age dream about a career in Science. Institutions, catering to related scientific studies are mush-rooming. Indian society is under transformation. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is the idol for all the future generations. In quiz competitions, we just marvel at the level of knowledge that children have acquired. Children talk about space, time and other achievements in technology.
Sports-When we talk about sports, it comes under two categories i.e. indoor and outdoor. Chess is a game and to our nation’s credit, we have many little champions. Teenagers have gone on to become world champions of their age-group. Sports like skating, badminton, tennis and martial arts have many world class winners among the children. It is true that due to poverty, many children are unable to take to sports but in most cases, children from average middle class families have become world-class players.
Music, dance, song and talent contents– A.R. Rahman is a world renowned musician. His Oscar winning feat in “Slum dog millionaire” has inspired children across every part of India. In the metros, children compete strongly for their chances in commercial ads and television has come up with a number of opportunities for children. Laughter shows, song competitions, dance competitions and other related talent competitions for children have won appreciation of viewers of Indian television across the world.
Spirituality– Western influence has not been able to break away children from their traditional spiritual roots. At every spiritual centre, we notice children taking important leads. Yoga, meditation and other related spiritual activities arouse the interest of children to a great extent. Indian kids have come to realize from the precepts of spirituality that the entire world is one family.
The Indian sages said the same in Sanskrit- “Vasudevam kutumbakam”.
- I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight from Gatwick. ‘I’m glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short sleep,’ I thought.
Just before take-off, a line of British Army youngsters came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me.GestureI decided to start a conversation. ‘Where are you blokes headed?’ I asked the young man seated nearest to me. Cyprus . We’ll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we’re being deployed in Afghanistan, he said.
After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that lunches were available for five pounds. It would be several hours before we reached Cyprus and I decided a lunch would help me pass the time.
As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his mate if he planned to buy lunch.
‘No, that seems like a lot of money for just an airline lunch. Probably wouldn’t be worth five Quid. I’ll wait till we get to Cyprus . His mate agreed.
I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty Pound note.‘Take a lunch to all those soldiers.’
She grabbed my arms & squeezed it tightly. Her eyes were moist with tears when she said ‘My young bloke was a soldier in Iraq , it’s almost like you are doing it for him.’
Picking up ten lunch boxes, she headed up the aisle to where the boys were seated.She stopped at my seat and asked, ‘Which do you like best – beef or chicken?’
‘Chicken,’ I replied, wondering why she asked.. She turned and went to the front of the plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from First Class. This is your thanks.
After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room. An old bloke stopped me. ‘I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this.’ He handed me twenty-five Pounds..Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he wasn’t looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand, and said, ‘I want to shake your hand.’Quickly unfastening my seat-belt I stood and took the Captain’s hand.With a booming voice he said, ‘I was an army pilot a long time back. Once someone bought me lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot.’
I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.
Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A kid who looked about 18 was sitting about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five Pounds In my palm.
When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to depart. Waiting just inside the aeroplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five Pounds!
Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their Trip to their training area.. I walked over to them and handed them the seventy-five Pounds.‘It will take you some time to reach your training area. It will be about time for a
sandwich. God Bless You Blokes.’
Ten young blokes left that flight, feeling the love and respect of their fellow Brits.
As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return.
These soldiers were giving their all for our country.
I could only give them a meal. It seemed so little…
A Serviceman is one, who, at some point in his life, writes a blank cheque payable to ‘ His Motherland ‘
for an amount ‘up to and including his life.’
That is an Honour, and there are such ways too.
However, most folks in our country, don’t understand it.’
We would never know the name of a soldier who died in Kargil orAny of the three wars India fought, We never think of the soldier whobraves the inhuman and unsafe conditions on the borders, so that
you and I may make our monies and sleep safe. But yes
we know the number of centuries scored by our cricketers.
We would never know the amounts our city corporations get or
spend, but we know all the details of the IPLs, the ODIs and the tests.The day we know the details of our city, state or national budgets, the day we are concerned more about our security both external and internal, the functioning of our governments,
India would be a totally different and a far better place, than it is.(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 30.12.2011)