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  • A Mouse Fable.

     

    A Mouse Fable

    A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. “What food might this contain?” The mouse wondered – he was devastated to discover it was a mouse trap. 

    Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning. “There is a mouse trap in the house! There is a mouse trap in the house!”

    The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.”

    The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mouse trap in the house!” The pig sympathized, but said, “I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it. “

    The mouse turned to the cow and said, “There is a mouse trap in the house! There is a mouse trap in the house!”

    The cow said, “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose. But wish you well, be assured you are in my prayers “.

    So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s mouse trap– alone. 

    That very night a sound was heard through out the house — like the sound of a mouse trap catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught. 

    In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer’s wife. 

    The farmer rushed her to the hospital and she returned home with a fever.

    Every one knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farm yard for the soup’s main ingredient.

    But his wife’s sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer’s wife did not get well; she died. 

    Many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them. The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness. 

     

    So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn’t concern you, Remember — when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another. 

    One of the best things to hold onto in this world is a friend. 

     

    (Contributed by : A Mohan Rao on 17.03.2011)

  • Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

    A Beautiful poem by Rabindranath Tagore!!

    Have A Blessed Day!!!

    (contributed by: Mohan Rao on 28.06.2011)

  • The world’s ‘poorest’ president

    It’s a common grumble that politicians’ lifestyles are far removed from
    those of their electorate. Not so in Uruguay. Meet the president – who
    lives on a ramshackle farm and gives away most of his pay.
    Laundry is strung outside the house. The water comes from a
    well in a yard, overgrown with weeds. Only two police officers and
    Manuela, a three-legged dog, keep watch outside. This is the residence of the president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, whose lifestyle clearly differs sharply from that of most other world leaders.
    President Mujica has shunned the luxurious house that the Uruguayan state provides for its leaders and opted to stay at his wife’s farmhouse, off a dirt road outside the capital, Montevideo.
    Continue reading the main story “Start Quote I may seem a mad

    and eccentric old man. But this is a free choice ”Jose Mujica The president and his wife work the land themselves, growing flowers. This austere lifestyle – and the fact that Mujica donates about 90% of his monthly salary, equivalent to $12,000 (£7,500), to
    charity – has led him to be labeled the poorest president in the world.
    “I’ve lived like this most of my life,” he says, sitting on an old chair in his garden, using a cushion favored by Manuela the dog. “I can live well with what I have.” His charitable donations – which benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs – mean his salary is roughly in line with the average Uruguayan income of $775 (£485) a month.

    In 2010, his annual personal wealth declaration – mandatory
    for officials in Uruguay – was $1,800 (£1,100), the value of his 1987
    Volkswagen Beetle. All the president’s wealth – a 1987 VW Beetle
    This year, he added half of his wife’s assets – land, tractors and a house – reaching $215,000 (£135,000). That’s still only about two-thirds of Vice-President Danilo
    Astori’s declared wealth, and a third of the figure declared by Mujica’s predecessor as president, Tabare Vasquez. Elected in 2009, Mujica spent the 1960s and 1970s as part of
    the Uruguayan guerrilla Tupamaros, a leftist armed group inspired by
    the Cuban revolution.
    He was shot six times and spent 14 years in jail. Most of his
    detention was spent in harsh conditions and isolation, until he was
    freed in 1985 when Uruguay returned to democracy.
    Those years in jail, Mujica says, helped shape his outlook on life. Continue reading the main story Tupamaros: Guerrillas to government

     

     

    *Left-wing guerrilla group formed initially from poor sugar cane workers and students

    *Named after Inca king Tupac Amaru

    *Key tactic was political kidnapping – UK ambassador Geoffrey Jackson held for eight months in 1971

    *Crushed after 1973 coup led by President Juan Maria Bordaberry
    *Mujica was one of many rebels jailed, spending 14 years behind bars – until constitutional government returned in 1985

    *He played key role in transforming Tupamaros into a legitimate
    political party, which joined the Frente Amplio (broad front) coalition

    *Uruguay profile “I’m called ‘the poorest president’, but I don’t feel poor. Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle, and always want more and more,” he says.

    “This is a matter of freedom. If you don’t have many possessions then you don’t need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them, and therefore you have more time for yourself,” he says.
    “I may seem a mad and eccentric old man. But this is a free choice.”
    The Uruguayan leader made a similar point when he addressed the Rio+20 summit in June this year: “We’ve been talking all afternoon about sustainable development. To get the masses out of poverty. “But what are we thinking? Do we want the model of
    development and consumption of the rich countries? I ask you now: what
    would happen to this planet if Indians would have the same proportion of cars per household than Germans? How much oxygen would we have left?
    “Does this planet have enough resources so seven or eight
    billion can have the same level of consumption and waste that today is
    seen in rich societies? It is this level of hyper-consumption that is harming our planet.”
    Mujica accuses most world leaders of having a “blind obsession to achieve growth with consumption, as if the contrary would mean the end of the world”.

    Mujica could have followed his predecessors into a grand official residence
    But however large the gulf between the vegetarian Mujica and
    these other leaders, he is no more immune than they are to the ups and downs of political life.

    “Many sympathies with President Mujica because of how he lives. But this does not stop him for being criticized for how the government is doing,” says Ignacio Zuasnabar, a Uruguayan pollster.
    The Uruguayan opposition says the country’s recent economic prosperity has not resulted in better public services in health and education, and for the first time since Mujica’s election in 2009 his popularity has fallen below 50%. This year he has also been under fire because of two
    controversial moves. Uruguay’s Congress recently passed a bill which legalized abortions for pregnancies up to 12 weeks. Unlike his predecessor, Mujica did not veto it.
    Instead, he chose to stay on his wife’s farm He is also supporting a debate on the legalization of the consumption of cannabis, in a bill that would also give the state the
    monopoly over its trade.  “Consumption of cannabis is not the most worrying thing, drug-dealing
    is the real problem,”.  he says.  However, he doesn’t have to worry too much about his popularity rating – Uruguayan law means he is not allowed to seek re-election in 2014. Also, at 77, he is likely to retire from politics altogether before long. When he does, he will be eligible for a state pension – and unlike some other former presidents, he may not find the drop in income
    too hard to get used to.

     

     

    (Contributed by : Amr on 27.11.2012)

     

  • A blonde in distress.

     

     A blonde in distress

    A blonde  is in a small two-seater plane when suddenly the pilot dies.

    Not knowing how to fly a plane she grabs the radio.



    “Mayday, Mayday! My pilot just died!”


    Ground control receive her call for help and answers back: “Don’t worry, ma’am.

    I’ll talk you down, just do as I say. First, I need you to give me your height and position.” 

    “I am 5’5″ and sitting in the right front seat.” 


    eGround control: “Repeat after me: Our Father, who are in Heaven….. “

     

     

    (contributed by: Mohan Rao on 12.102011)

     

  • Jara Hatke – Cheers to all Engineers

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    World Without Electrical Engineers

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    World Without Aeronautical Engineers

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    World Without Computer Engineers

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    World Without Electronics Engineers

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    World Without Civil Engineers

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    World Without Mechanical Engineers

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    World Without Engineer

    [Contributed By: User- patel aruna on 14-01-2013]

  • USA in ‘polar vortex’ deep freeze

    This map below updates every hour, and shows city temperatures along with temperature gradients. Can you believe 18F in Atlanta (midday) at the time of this writing? Low temperature records are being shattered in many USA cities with cold records outnumbering warm records almost 5 to 1.  This thread will update with weather news as […]

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  • Intresting Facts About LIBYA

    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.

     

    (source : user amohanrao on 15.01.2012 via yahoogroups.com)




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