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NEEDED: ALL ROUND Development

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Nobody can deny that things are getting better, All around the world, in spite of frightening presentations, especially wrt #Ecology, as excellently presented by #BBCEarth, etc.

What is happening is this:

The focus is economical upliftment of the already rich; #Democracy and particularly #Justice Smothered.

College aged people are Running after ‘love;’

Even the sedate Aditya TV, a Tamil comedy channel, presents it in a ‘series,’ as seen above. Created with GIMP

And Colleges are busy dishing out ways to ‘earn’ and to Get better jobs.

#Journalists too, hiding behind Trained Smiles and Brash voices, forever Self proclaiming to be presenting Truth, are Merely Securing their #Salaries.

MOST people seem to have Forgotten things like Being Humane, Decency, Values, Morality, JUSTICE, Freedom, Democracy, etc.

Hence Needed: All-round development.

To give the idea, I liked this picture.

IN THIS, I BELIEVE #MEDIA CAN DO WONDERS.

Below: The graphic says: A people who do not Lift up their voice Against evil, Will Lift the Biers of its loved ones.

My Dear #media, MAKE Yourselves into the IVth Column again!

Don’t tell me you already ‘are’ that. What you are today is like the columns of #Delphi, good only for ‘Time-pass,’ that favourite of India.

A STORY:

In the book ‘#REMO, Unarmed n Dangerous,’ by Warren-Murphy, We have the #Diamondtoothed villain, introduced as Shooting a journalist (ends unpleasant reportings, see?).

THE POINT:

Thus conceded, Journalism is Dangerous. Dammit, ANY form of Opening the mouth is dangerous.

#Samriddhi Sakunia, #Sandeep Kothari, #Jagendra Singh, #Narendra Tapolkar, #Govind Pansare, #MM Kalburgi, #Gauri Lankesh and More… All who Opened their mouths and got Killed for their pains, are all True #MARTYRS.

…A fellow had headed groups killing Muslims, speaks of it in a ‘sting’ operation. A link to that video is given below, followed by part of what he admitted:

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MORE POINTS:

The Indian #JUDICIARY is Ganpatrai (Gand phat raha hai) on #Firecrackers, and #StubbleBurning, #Child Rape, #Lynching, etc.

HOW LONG do you hope to put a (temporary) stop to #constructionwork, #vehiculartraffic, etc, without addressing #stubbleburning and #firecrackers? Till the Next Harvest/Diwali?

Why does not the #supremecourt Order the #uniongorement to Aid the #StubbleProblem, instead of vanity projects like the #Vista and #Delhi’s #SecondAirport?

Would anybody care/dare to inform increase in bronchitis/asthma cases at this time?

Does even #media think, or want to say, that Smoke is Not affecting ‘their’ children n families?

The #supremecourt of India seems to have an awl up its backside, in the form of ‘their’ families being affected. Why else would this august body, which cares zilch about ‘Gang Rapes,’ speak repeatedly about #AirQuality in Delhi?

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CONCLUSION:

It is Time to Rethink #JournalisticObjectivity. The Whole Idea behind that was that people would ‘decide’ for themselves. The Problem is that Indians, by and large, are the Most Apathetic of people. Left to them, my Dear #Journos, the honest among you would all be burnt to death, one by one, and the Cowards would be left to Live with that on their #Conscience, a Very Heavy burden, – Google it if you want.

It is Time to Emphasise the idea of #Journalism is to

‘Serve as a Watchdog over those in power, PARTICULARLY THE #JUDICIARY.’

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in which I include #judges and #officials.

The #media is not just an estate a column. It is a Cannon, Powerful.

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Ok, it is Not going to be easy.

But the #media Speaking Up on Social issues is a Must.

#Journos are Also #FamilyPeople and #Citizens. #Bronchitis, #Asthma, do not spare members of the #judiciary or #journalists.

#Media has to let India Know, by way of Regular Hints, of the Pressure put by the Union gorement on them, and the Failings of the #JUDICIARY.

Sanjeev Bhatt, a Very senior ranking police officer, has been jailed by modi, for speaking up, right from about 2002.

It is Either Speaking Up and putting the Neck on the block,

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Dealing Bronchitis and Asthma in the children, etc, and even Worse, as Time gets by.

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Christmas Kudos

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Kudos to a culture that gifts (semi) automatic guns to 15 year old’s. That put these things on ‘reduction’ sales for ‘Christmas.’ Kudos to the #pope who will, at the Most, Mumble Feebly on such subjects.

NDTV@ndtvUS School Shooting: The police said that Justin Shilling, who was a student at Oxford High School in the rural town of #Oxford,#Michigan, succumbed to his wounds in the attack. https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-sch

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#Congress, #bjp, #media, #ndtv

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Re y’day’ s TV interview on @ndtv bet @srinivasan n @Kanhaiya.

@srinivasan criticises the #Congress, viz, #NoVision, #NoLeadership n #Fragmented.

For all his seniority, @srinvasan is like a XIIth class boy. He has missed the Forest for the Trees.

@Congress has been Bad.

Congress has also erred in Not meeting #AmrinderSingh, now ex cm of punjab.

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@bjp IS Bad, in its very Nature.

@Congress n esplly @Rajiv have Improved; whereas in its 7 yrs, @bjp has only gone from Bad to Worse, n No Sane mind would believe @bjp would give up its #Violent, #Rowdy, #AntiDemocratic mindset.

Democratic ideals, Protests, put down with state sponsored terrorism; #bjp’s greatest negative.

Hv called @srinivasan a class XII boy bec he chooses to kneel to the #bjp, whatever the reasons. He shames the proud #South. And @ndtv has @RavishKumar, that Gem among #journalists. …Hope @ndtv improves.

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Misbehavior an Offence!

I thought #Misbehavior (with Anybody), was an offence. But no. Only Now has it become so. That too Only with #Tourists, so the TV informs me, and that too, Only in Rajasthan! …Ready to #Spit, everybody? Bec I am.


Fellows, Go After those having High security. More Challenging, ofcourse, but More Satisfying too, no?

A Muslim Bangle-Seller

A few days ago a Bangle seller was thrashed by a small crowd of men. Problem: He is a Muslim. Immediately following the incident the TV channels had said that they had demanded to know Why he, a Muslim, had entered a hindu neighbourhood for his sales.Now the Victim has been Arrested by our ‘glorious’ police, on charges made by a 6 yo girl, conveniently called a ‘minor’ (FULL of connotations, You see!), – that he had touched her ‘Inappropriately’ – on the cheek(!), this in India.

They say a ‘6 yo’ girl testified, saying the bangle seller touched her on her cheek in an ‘in’appropriate way. How do You touch a child on her cheek in an ‘in’appropriate way? Eagerly waiting to see how quickly the ‘courts’ see this.

कहा जा रहा है कि चूड़ी वाला उस ‘६’ साल की बच्ची को गालों पर ‘गलत’ तरीके से छुआ. १. ६ साल की बच्ची को गलत और सही ‘टच’ का उतना अच्छा ज्ञान है? २. ६ साल की बच्ची को गाल पर कैसे गलत तरीके से छुआ जा सकता है?…बड़ी उत्सुकता से प्रतीक्षा कर रहा हूँ कि ‘कोर्ट्स’ इस पॉइंट को कितनी जल्दी पकड़ती हैं.

Strength

A Must read for those who have suffered sexual abuse.

To add, I would say altogether too many people might be victims. Remember, I speak as a catholic priest, privileged to have received the confidence of thousands.

I too have suffered that, particularly during my Youth; though Not of the Severe kind. By God’s Grace, it has not weighed down on me. I think one of the main reasons would have been my being on ‘Fire’ in my subject.

Having given some of my personal sharing, I would say Anna’s this article is, to repeat, A Must Read.

ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

Weakness vs. Strength - Our Side of Suicide

Image courtesy of Our Side of Suicide http://www.oursideofsuicide.com/2016/05/09/weakness-vs-strength/

Some abuse victims want as adults only to forget their past.  That is an entirely legitimate response, and their prerogative.

By contrast, a surprising number of us want to use our suffering to ease the suffering of others.  We want to make something purposeful – even beautiful – out of what was painful and ugly.  That is a lofty goal which may or may not be achievable [1].

In either case, a few things should be clear.

A Strong Spirit

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” (Isaiah 40: 29).

Those who somehow survive abuse – physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and neglect or domestic violence – have a strong spirit.  This is true no matter the scars we carry forward from abuse or the fears abuse bequeathed to us. We would not otherwise be…

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INDIA N THE OLYMPICS, B

This post starts with the Olympics, but Ends with the Erosion of Democracy in India.

It all began thus: In the following graphic it is said that the Sports minister of India had chanted something like Shoot the bughers. …The words are – Goli maaro saalon ko. Goli here means a bullet; and in conjunction with the next word means shoot. A Sala is actually a brother-in-law, but here, as is often, used as a derogatory word.

The meme goes on to say, that the minister, who speaks of bullets, had Failed to supply World Class Guns to the Indian Olympic Shooters, due to which they failed.

This had appeared in Facebook, and I had shared it with the words: Joote maro saalon ko, mimicking the above, and meaning ‘Beat them with Slippers.’

A Google search indeed bears out that the minister had definitely chanted, and as it had been in front of a Mike, had Incited the crowd to violence.

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…modi, the bjp in general, and the minister have tried to gain credit for the achievements of India’s Olympians. But the Reality is Very Dirty. …Today I saw, in the social media, that Gold medalist Javelin thrower’s coach, a German, had slammed the Indian gorement of Failing to provide these Athletes with a Proper Diet.

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Going back, Facebook and other platforms being Infested with the bjp, my post was taken down, deemed Violent!

A very Union minister of India can chant ‘Shoot them,’ and that is not violent. I, a Common Citizen, saying, in such cases, ‘Beat them with Slippers’ is Violence.

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The ioc

The #IOC is just as low n as #Canine as any other.
1. Girls playing #beachvolleyball HAVE to wear clothing that shows the crack of their butts. I ask the members of the #IOC to post pics of their daughters in clothing like this. you should hv had GUTS to speak out in issues like this. Very Canine.
2. Athletes of the #HostingNation get the limelight in introductions n others are just SKIMMED-OVER. Very #Canine.
3. (@PMOIndia, @HMOIndia) The #IndianNationalAnthem is being played in undue n unbecoming Haste. Very #Canine.

COOPERATION and Texas

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From Mastadon:

Phil Landmeier (ᚠ) @shuttersparks@social.isurf.ca

As we watch events in Texas unfold, bear in mind that Texas “seceded” from the US national electrical grid in order to avoid federal regulation. They privatized their grid into the hands of a few wealthy people. As a result there are only two limited interconnects making it impossible for surrounding states to share power to keep Texas afloat in terms of electric power.
All this suffering in Texas should not be happening. The grid in Texas is intact, they just don’t have generation capacity. If Texas had remained part of the US grid, power from as far away as California, Washington, West Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, could be routed to Texas. Looking at the real-time data here, the US grid is running at more than 200 GW below capacity. There’s enough power to hold up two states of Texas even if Texas had no generation at all. But we can’t send them power.

Keep this in mind when rich people trick the public, and politicians about privatization,

and spout garbage like “going it alone, in keeping with the pioneering spirit of the USA”. No. Organized cooperation is power. Going it alone is weakness.
Don’t believe in cooperation? Study how the Roman army was organized. It was all about very tightly organized cooperation, starting with an individual soldier and those to his immediate left and right. This is how 8,000 Romans could take on 80,000 and methodically slaughter the 80,000 with zero losses.

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