Young Hope Of India 'rahul' Turns 40

With Congress General secretary turning 40 on 19th June 2010 , the future of Indian politics turns 40.

What makes Rahul even more younger are his ideas for the future politics, Education system, developmental schemes, Unity and of course the fact that he is still a bachelor.

Rahul Gandhi became the youngest member of the Nehru-Gandhi family to enter active politics when he contested and won a seat in the lower house of the Parliament of India in 2004.

The name Rahul Gandhi has become synonymous with the new face of Indian politics; a young brand of highly motivated and influential politicians, aiming to highlight India’s position as a global frontrunner.

To mark the occasion of his 40th birthday, the state unit of the Congress will take out padyatras or marches in every district of Uttar Pradesh Saturday and also organise blood donation camps to mark the birthday of party general secretary Rahul Gandhi.

The NSUI and the Youth Congress activists have organized several programmes to celebrate Rahul’s birthday throughout the country.

Today Rahul Gandhi inspires not only common youth(by the way he doesn’t believe in the concept of Common man/Uncommon man) , but also the young actors like Ranbir Kapoor who say that Rahul’s mannerisms help him to prepare for his role and also that Rahul Gandhi has been a change in the sense that earlier no body could imagine having a politician moving around freely leaving his Z security behind.

Other praises �

Preity Zinta Young leaders like Rahul Gandhi reflect the sentiments and thought process of our generation! More power to you, Rahul! There was a time when we had leaders like Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose to look up to. Who do we have now? Who will inspire us in these times?

Farah Khan Ali Kudos to Rahul Gandhi for saying India is for Indians. Time we unite without looking at our differences.

Sophie Choudhry Rahul Gandhi says: I am interested in one concept � that India belongs to Indians and every part of India belongs to every Indian! Well said! We need unity!

Obama says be the change you want to see.Rahul Gandhi says we just need the says ‘we have millions of Obama sitting here in India, just requires channeling’.

Address To The International Community From Hunger Strikers In Ukraine

Dear All,

We would like to draw your attention to the fact of unprecedented violation of lawful procedures in Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) that took place during the recent votings for the notorious language bill # 9073 on July 3rd and bill # 9634 on July 4th. To be precise, both bills have been approved by approximately 248 votes while only some 74 deputies were physically present in the session hall (please see the video that evidences this fact).

Besides, an obligatory requirement to procedures of adoption has not been met, notably – 30 days period for examination, hearings and pre-approval in specialized Parliament committees were failed to be followed.

On the very next day, a couple of other not less controversial bills have been approved in the same manner, for instance the bill # 9634, which effectively denies access for the journalists to the information on public purchases, civic activists and non-governmental organizations. Due to loss of transparency of this kind of transactions, an amount of budget funds that can be misused (or, in other words, stolen from public) is estimated at UAH250 billions in one single year.

As a sign of protest (officially – only against the languages bill), opposition leaders have entered into a hunger strike.

As you may have already learned, the bill on languages did not entered into force due to the acting Speaker’s refusal to sign it; on 6th of July the Speaker has pleaded for dismissal, the Parliament session has been closed for summer vacations till 4th of September, thus having put the process of further legitimation of this bill to a halt. Prompted by this fact, the official opposition has quit hunger strike and “celebrated a victory” on 07th July 2012.

However, it seems to be too early to celebrate, as the ruling Party of Regions has already found possible solution to this – the Constitutional Court has been quickly summoned to technically approve the amendment to the procedures of the elections of the Speaker by the Parliament (number of required votes has been decreased from 300 to 226, and the voting mode has been changed from anonymous, in person voting to the conventional voting with electronic cards), so, the situation with that particular bill is uncertain. But what is more important, the Speaker of Parliament is becoming easier to replace and hence more susceptive to the outside pressure and, as a result, much more less independent from the President and the government.

Appreciate Our Troops on This Holiday Season

We are entering the holiday season in this country. This season is a very special time for Americans. Shopping has already started and the stores are playing their Christmas music to get us in the buying mood. “No greater gift can a man give than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends.” This gift was given to mankind in the form of the only begotton son of God coming down to earth and dying on the cross to pay the penalty for our being seperated from God and to make a way for us to be reconnected to him. Because of this gift we can enjoy the benefit of eternal life, or an eternal connection with God. Now there are others who have given all. Their deaths do not spiritually reconnect us but we do owe them a debt of gratitude for the sacrifices that they have made for us. Some gave all but all gave some. The first thing that we need to remember and celebrate this holiday season is the price that Jesus Christ paid for us on the cross. We also need to remember that we have the freedom to enjoy our gifts, and freedom here in the natural realm largely because of the sacrifices that our fighting men and women have made for us.

Remember that when you are sitting in front of your fireplace warming your feet and eating a turkey sandwich that there are troops right now sitting out in sub zero weather somewhere in Korea or the Middle East observing the area for enemy intruders and any other strange activity. There are troops sitting in foxholes manning machine guns who can’t turn on a light or light a fire because the light would give their position away. There are troops going through rehearsals to thwart the attack which intelligence has predicted will come in a certain way. They will rehearse every possible way that they can anticipate the attack will come. They will go through they motions time and time again. Some of our troops will get to eat turkey dinners over the holidays but some of them will eat MRE’s as usual and many of them won’t get any food at all on Thanksgiving or Christmas. They may get something when they get back to the base camp but it won’t be anything like what you will be eating at home. You had better believe that. Our troops in Korea are probably on full alert right now because of the high tensions in the area. The war might come at any time they don’t know but they must remain vigilant. They won’t be caught off guard but they will look past this holiday season and hope that they will be home with their loved ones the next season.

They don’t like the fact that they are where they are but they will do their jobs to the best of their abilities and hope for better times. War doesn’t stop just because the weather is freezing cold or wet and muddy. You just deal with the wet cold weather and drive on. Our troops who are stationed in non Christian countries can’t freely practice their religious beliefs because the host nations may be offended. They will be punished by the military if they do because the US esteems politics more important that serving God. Many of our troops will miss many holiday seasons with their families because of deployments but they won’t hesitate to do what they have to do. So when you are enjoying this holiday season you need to thank our military for the sacrifices that they have made for you. Riceland Enterprises

Pre. Barack Obama-Great Pumpkin's Health Scare Plan: An Excerpt from The Great Pumpkin Letters

Pre Barack Obama: Great Pumpkins Health Scare Plan- An Excerpt from The Great Pumpkin Letters

Chief Crazy Captain Christo has received a message from The Great Pumpkin. It reads like this:

Hey Chief,

What’s shaken rattlin and rollin? I have a final task to ask of you. You must ask The Commander in Chief of America ( a.k.a. B.H.O.- Big Halloween Orator) to sing a rare and different tune. One that requires him to speak while playing the drums Hawaiian style, not Big Willie style, but Hawaiian style. If he can sing, Mela Ka Leak E Mocca without missing a beat like Bing Crosby, then we can all rest assured he was born in Hawaii and is an American. His reward will be a new set of Air Moccasins, that must be worn at a basketball game to end his lung cancer. You are to ask Number 43 to throw up the first jump ball and ask Rob Zombie to be the official of the GAME HEARD ROUND THE WORLD. Unless of course, Mr. Zombie would like to play ball! Filming optional Rob!

Ask the President of the United States to put a little ka-ching on the line. Put it this way, with all the Government giveaways, this one will be one that must be earned. Do you know what I mean Chief Crazy Captain Christo? Or do I have to give you a left hook for a convincer? Oh that reminds me, don’t forget to invite Vince Gill and Vince Vaughn and Vince Neil from Motley. We need some interesting commentary!

The ka-ching that you must ask the President of the United States of Americans ( Yes, Wiccan!) to put on the line is of the following staggering amounts. 12,000 tickets must be sold at a whopping rate of $40,000. That is the Democratic Portion of the GAME. On the other end of the Spectrum, if you want to vote for The Team of Zombies ( Independents and Radical Republicans), you must fork out $30,000 per ticket for a total of 12,000 tickets. You must hire an accountant, preferrably one who knows Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, for the money will be stored for safekeeping. Organize a summit under the title ” Racism and Teamwork: Digs Four Bucks” or RAT Digs Four Bucks meaning the Bucks start here and we will build a talented and remarkable Tree House for an American Girl. Any questions Chief Crazy Captain Christo? If you do have questions and you probably do, you can take it one flight up to my office here in Pumpkinville. Please land on the specified runway and my assistants will guide you to my new digs. Take care and may the fours be with you.

Respectfully and O’loveyah,

G.P. One

P.S.( that’s Pumpkin Script) Don’t forget, a little girl is counting on you to come through for her. She needs this worse than anyone alive and only you Chief Crazy Captain Christo know how to pull this off. Remember to write to Congress about your A.I.G. Plan and don’t mince any words . They need a Taylor Swift kick in the kiester and you know it!

After reading the letter from The Great One , C.C.C.Christo looked around and for the first time in a life filled with doubters and haters, decided that the time was as ripe as a tomato. The Pumpkin would be Squash no more. He organized an amazing group of Fruits and Vegetables. Leading the charge into the White House Lawn would be none other than the leader of the Fruits and Vegetables, ‘Ol number Four himself BRE. F.A.V. , the Big Cheese from MN. Go Vikings, see you in Miami Big Willie Style!

This has been another installment of The Great Pumpkin Letters. What are you doing still reading this. Get the game organized or die trying!

Should We Have Targeted Colonel Mohmmar Gadhafi

The US and NATO as everyone knows conducted an operation in Libya in order to establish a no fly zone so that Libyan aircraft would not be able to fly and bomb its citizens as they had indiscriminately done.Operation Odyssey Dawn was the name of the military operation to establish the no fly zone but it seems that it has morphed and changed into something entirely different. These types of operations always go south for the United States and turn into something totally different from their intended purpose. The world always seems to use the United States as a scapegoat when humanitarian operations go biggest problem with this operation is that the parameters of its conduct are hard to define. The rebels are having a hard time advancing against the Libyan forces without the air support that they have been getting from NATO and the US. The defined purpose of the operation is really not to help the rebels win the war but to prevent President Gadhafi from killing them with his air strikes. It seems that the operation is becoming a matter of assisting the rebels in their attempt to overthrow the government.I honestly don’t think that the US would be blamed much if it did assist in overthrowing the government but we can’t do that.

If we did there would be no way that we can condemn other countries for doing the same. The humanitarian part of the operation has been successful but where do we draw the line? Anything more would have the definite appearance of helping to overthrow the established government of United States has publicly stated that it is not attempting to single out the President of Libya for assassination. Well this is good and legally there isn’t ground to do so, but I would think that privately the situation is entirely different. In fact the assassination of President Gadhafi would solve many of the problems associated with this situation. Now don’t get me wrong on this one. I am not advocating that we engage in hunting and eliminating President Gadhafi, neither am I saying that any such operation is ongoing. The facts are the facts though and they won’t change. The reason for the uprising in the first place is because of the iron fisted rule that President Gadhafi has had over the country since he took control over forty years ago.

If he were eliminated the problem would be strikes into Libya are designed to knock out the countries command and control facilities so that field commanders can’t pass orders to their subordinates who are doing the actual fighting. This generates confusion among the ranks of the fighting troops and severely limits their ability to respond to hostilities. It also prevents them from being able to retaliate against the aircraft which are attacking Libyan president would certainly be difficult to kill at this time because he will definitely be in hiding in a reinforced secret facility. It would not surprise me if he were not in the country. Any operation to take him out would certainly be a total waste of time because it would require the use of more time and resources than we can afford. Mr. Gadhafi is probably a marked man after this operation anyway. Even if the rebels don’t win the war they will surely target him for assassination. Military Ring Express

The Advantages Of A 'green' Business

Over the last few years, there has been much publicity on ‘going green’, and making our homes or businesses more environmentally friendly. Many people are changing to “green” business technologies for different reasons. There are several different studies, such as the study published by the Retail Systems Research, sponsored by Intel, which cited different advantages of green businessES.

The study said that those companies or retailers who have outperformed their competition are building or practicing environment-friendly strategies. Aside from that, operation costs were also reduced. Although, it may appear that going ‘green’ could actually increase expenditure, since ‘green’ products tend to be more expensive, businesses and homeowners would eventually feel that they are saving more money in the long run.

Let us take the example of a delivery company. They have started using digital record keeping and communication through e-mail. Eventually, such practices paid off. Their 30,000 strong-company was able to save about 2 million pounds a year just by reducing paper transactions to two pages a day. Simple practices like these may not be appealing initially or may appear insufficient, but surprisingly, they eventually deliver results.

The conclusion is, going ‘green’ can help your business save more. Even Microsoft are saying that owners, businesses and residences could save 90 every year on electricity just by switching their computers into hibernate mode when not in use.

The government is also recognizing the efforts of the private sector in building a safer environment. There is a federal stimulus bill in 2009 which offers incentives and tax reductions to business who are practicing ‘green’ methods on reducing their energy consumption by as much as 50%. This stimulus bill is said to have about 50 billion in funds to promote cleaner energy.

Apart from that, there are consumers who stick to brands and companies that they know are taking the environment into consideration. Customers are starting to pay attention to the choices they are making. Which is why it would pay to advertise the company’s environmental stance. There are different organizations and PR companies that could help businesses let the world know how they are taking eco-friendly steps. They could help in sensitively promoting your business and instil social awareness and responsibility among audiences and consumers.

Consumers are starting to take an interest in ‘green’ products and companies since they show that they are safer to use and they are making a contribution to the environment. ‘Green’ businesses are not only getting more attention from possible customers but from possible investors, also, according to Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

What caused this shift? According to Forest Reinhardt, disasters from the past have contributed to social awareness, such as oil spills and gas leaks which killedmany people and at the same time created a geological hazard. Emerging global problems caused by a series of human activities and effects which are possibly irreversible are also contributing factors.

Following green business practices and strategies would benefit not only businesses, but the entire population. Business owners and managers are part of a community which would benefit by making ‘green’ and smart choices.

Rahul Gandhis Visit Instill Confidence in Traumatized Families in Forebesganj

Bihar state government as well other national political parties choose to look to the other side when gruesome brutalities were committed by the police on innocent villagers in Bhajanpur in Araria district in Bihar on June 3. No other political leader worth the name had cared to visit the traumatized victims who were feeling hapless and insecure.

It was only Congress Party which immediately responded to provide succor to the terrified villagers. National Human Rights Commission was approached by Bihar state Congress unit along with some of the families of the victims and requested for investigation into police firing which killed four people including a six month old child and a pregnant women besides serious injuries to around thirty persons.

The villagers were protesting against the closure of the approach road to their village due to the construction of a starch factory. That road being the only one which connected the village to the market, Idgah, hospital and Karbala it was a normal protest by the villagers which did not warrant resorting to police firing.

Showing concern for the victims, who happened to be very poor, the Congress President sent a team of party leaders to console and offer relief amount among the victims. The party gave Rs 1 lakh each to the family of the deceased and Rs 25000 each to the injured. The Congress Party has been demanding CBI probe into the firing.

To instill confidence and feeling of security among the victims the Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi personally visited the affected area and reached out to villagers who were till then scared and were being terrified by the local police.

The Congress leader went from house to house and consoled the aggrieved families for loss of their near and dear ones besides serious injuries to many others. He told the families that he would get them justice and assured them he would fight for their rights.

It is rumored that in the upcoming factory Saurabh Agarwal is the Director who is son of BJP MLC Ashok Agarwal. On May 29, 2011 Sushil Modi, Deputy CM and BJP, MLA had come to Forbesganj and had pressurized the administration to take immediate action for raising boundary wall across the village road.

The villagers stated that dispute could have been resolved through dialogue and the tragedy could have been averted if the police wanted. But sadly the police was bent to help the factory which belonged to son of a state BJP leader.

The villagers while narrating the events to the Congress leader said Police did not open fire to disperse the crowd but the victims were intentionally shot. If the police wanted the mob to disperse, they would have taken aim below knee. Everybody was shot point blank in the head or chest. They added that the police chased them to village, entered their homes and killed people including women and infants.

Some villagers in dismay said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has shown his good governance by slaughtering 4 Muslims in Forebesganj. The state government’s silence on this urgent issue indicates the seriousness of the matter and involvement of its officers at higher levels.

There was an urgent need to instill a sense of security among the villagers who are predominantly muslim minority. Rahul Gandhi’s personal visit has filled up this void which would surely encourage the traumatized families to resume their daily routine life once again.

More Troops in Afghanistan or Not?

Several years has passes since the breaking out the US-Afghanistan war. It is such a deep impression that the US declared war against this turbulent nation, which is believed to be the source and base of terrorist attacks. During the time spent postwar, a large number of soldiers have been claimed their lives accompanied with their conquers.

We can recall the days when the war broke out, which was opposed by millions of peace-lovers. They showed their stalwart dislike and hatred of war by wearing anti-war T-shirts and silicone wristbands onto the streets, on a long parade. Words such as “PEACE, NO WAR” were printed on the rubber bracelets. And many T-shirts are dyed scarlet to show the ferocity and bloodiness of regional warfare. Many news reporters even put on these words on their lanyards to attend different news conference

In this sense, we had to admit that controversial issues have been arising continually that weather there is need to send more troops over this region. For on the one hand, we have been devoting so much time, energy, wealth and even lives for the so-called peace-friendly combat all over the world, on the other hand, it becomes doubtful if we should so selfless at the cost of so many lives of the innocent citizens of our great land.

More recently, the top envoy for Afghanistan from the United Nations, Kai Eide, showed his agreement that more troops should be sent in that country, thus showing consent to top U.S. and NATO commander.

In responding this call, president Obama showed his concern. He hoped that more effective work can be directed to the destroying of the network of the terrorist base. The policy that security should be strengthened at the cost of sacrificing our own peaceful arouses heated discussion one time more in the U.S. and NATO ally.

The 5 Million Pesos Reward Money For Palparan Capture

The Philippine government had recently put up a P500,000 Philippine Pesos reward money for the capture of retired Major General Jovito Palparan Jr. for the crimes of kidnapping and illegal detention.

According to Philippines current events, Palparan is the target of an arrest warrant issued by the Bulacan Regional Trial Court for his alleged involvement in the disappearance of two University of the Philippines student activists in 2006.

Although there were talks of surrender, between Palparan’s emissaries and the government, the possibility of surrendering is growing thinner as weeks go by. “We presume surrender feelers are off,” Robredo said when asked what prompted the raising of the bounty.

Questioned if this meant the Palparan camp had indicated he would no longer give up, Robredo said: “Not really. But after a week, unless he communicates with the government again, we presume he is not surrendering anymore.”

Still in the Country

At the time of Palparan’s hiding, many have feared that he had already left the country before releasing his hold departure order. The migrant rights group Migrante urged the administration to launch an international manhunt for him.

However, Philippine National Police Director General Nicanor Bartolome told reporters the information the PNP had gathered showed that Palparan was still in the country.

Though the PNP General would not divulge the information whether Palparan was in Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao, he did say that “the important thing is that he [Palparan] has not left the country.” Asked if Palparan’s arrest was imminent, Bartolome replied: “Hopefully.”

PNP Generatl Bartolome had also said that the PNP was treating each piece of information carefully and that the reward money should encourage people to help flush him out.

Assuring Palparan’s Safety

According to Current Events in Philippines, one possible reason why Palparan had not yet surrendered was with his fear for his life. Bartolome said the Palparan camp had sought the PNP’s assurance he would be in safe hands if he is taken into custody. Emissaries for Palparan wanted an assurance his security would not be compromised, Bartolome said. “We assure them that he will be properly secured,” he said.

He said Palparan, who had gone into hiding since the court ordered his arrest in connection with the disappearance of activists Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan, had no reason to fear for his life if he was taken into PNP custody.

Bartolome also confirmed of receiving feelers from Palparan’s camp about his possible surrender.

“Yes, we have also received surrender feelers. We are talking to some people,” Bartolome said. “We will always give this consideration, all this information we are getting from the community and from those who would like to negotiate.” For more information visit to our site at

Why Tennessee Would Benefit From The National Popular Vote Plan

There was a time not too long ago when Tennessee enjoyed an abundance of electoral attention. Presidential candidates and their surrogates cultivated support in the Volunteer State in hopes of swinging the bellwether state into their electoral column. The state selected the winner of the National popular vote every election between 1928 and 2008, save 1960 when Republican Richard M. Nixon defeated John F. Kennedy.

In 1980, Ronald Reagan defeated President Jimmy Carter by just 0.29% of the vote. In 1992 Bill Clinton selected the state’s Junior U.S. Senator Al Gore as his running mate. The ticket carried the Volunteer state in 1992 and again in 1996, with Gore making a formidable 16 campaign stops in his home state. The last year the state was contested was in 2000, when Republican George W. Bush defeated Gore in his home state by four percentage points.

The state has gradually become a Republican citadel, forcing the Democrats to concede the state years before the Presidential election cycle begins. It was one of only two states (Arkansas being the other) where Democrat Barack Obama performed worse in 2008 than John Kerry did in 2004.

This electoral irrelevance is very disadvantageous to Tennesseans. Presidential candidates spend their time on the hustings in only about 15 showdown states (aside from blue chip fundraisers in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles). They address the concerns of a very select group of voters simply because of their geopolitical location. Candidates are forced to address the trade embargo on Cuba because of the influence of Cuban-American votes in Florida. They must address the foreclosure crisis in Las Vegas because Nevada is a swing state. They must speak to the effects of globalization on the steel industry because of the industry’s electoral muscle in the electoral battlefields of Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Unfortunately for Tennessee, candidates see no advantage in addressing the decline of more than 150 thousand manufacturing jobs in Tennessee over the last decade, violent crime in Memphis, and the plight of the state’s tobacco farmers. When they get into office, Presidents are less familiar with these issues and see no electoral incentive to address them. As former Governor Jim Edgar (R-IL) asserts: “People who are in elected office remember what they learned when they were campaigning. Its important that the candidates campaign in all states, not just the swing states.”

Despite this rather gloomy picture, there is a way to make Tennessee voters actually matter. The National Popular Vote Plan is an interstate compact, whereby participating states would agree to allocate their electoral votes to the winner of the National Popular Vote, as opposed to the candidate who secures the most votes in their state. The compact would take effect when enough states (constituting the requisite 270 electoral votes required to win the Presidential election) agree to participate. Currently 8 states and the District of Columbia, constituting 132 Electoral votes, have ratified the compact.

Despite contemporary belief, the present winner-take-all system of awarding Presidential electors was not part of the grand design of the Founding Fathers. In fact, the Constitutional Convention was deadlocked as to the method of electing the President. They decided to delegate “plenary authority” to the states in awarding their electors, as reflected in Article ll, Section 1, Clause 11 of the U.S. Constitution, which states: “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors.” Accordingly, each state has autonomy to select electors in any way that they see fit.

This issue has garnered support from across the political aisle. Political Lightening struck when the Chairmen of the states Republican and Democratic Parties, Bob Davis and Randy Button, joined forces in endorsing this effort. In addition, former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) is a co-champion for the National Popular vote movement. A recent poll showed that 83% of Tennessee voters agree that the person who wins the most votes should win the election.

The National Popular Vote Plan will bring Tennessee back from the electoral abyss. Presidential Candidates will once again have a reason to cultivate and solidify support in the Volunteer state. A vote in Cleveland, Tennessee will be just as coveted as a vote in Cleveland, Ohio. Every vote will be equal. Every vote will count. Every vote will be meaningful, and Tennessee will have a seat at the electoral table.