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US Attack On Syria, Capabilities Targets

In Middle east, US on September 7, 2013 at 07:14

Now that the US has made up its mind to attack Syria, either with or without the coat-tail hanger UK, don’t worry it will come around not that ii matters much-it is PRO job for the US, have a look at the Capabilities ans The potential targets in Syria and how the US is placed.

US Plans Syrian Invasion.

US prepares to Attack Syria.

Al Jazeera has published an interactive info-graphics.

Here it is.

You may listen in to the audio.

At this Link:

 

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2013/09/2013927127381112.html

The Cyber War.

The US has had a cyber bead drawn on Syria for well over a year now, plenty long enough to infiltrate and compromise key Syrian military systems, several experts say. But to what degree the US will use that capability is far from clear, especially since it might not be needed to accomplish its key goals.

Still, many experts say it is quite likely cyberweapons will be launched. Some even suggest using them would be a good idea, adding the US should tell the world what is happening so it can be shown that such weapons can be used responsibly without killing people.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2013/0906/In-any-US-Syria-conflict-cyberweapons-could-fly-in-both-directions

 

US officials have outlined a series of options that are being considered for a direct assault by American and allied military forces against Syria, using Wednesday’s alleged chemical weapons attack as the pretext. The stepped-up military preparations make clear that the events on Wednesday are part of a provocation to justify yet another neo-colonial war in the Middle East.

The growing threat of direct US intervention in the war for regime-change against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was also underscored Friday by President Obama, who used an interview on CNN to indicate he was seeking to marshal international support and some form of legal cover for a US-led attack.

The New York Times reported in a front-page article Friday that senior officials from the Pentagon, the State Department and the intelligence agencies met with White House officials for three-and-a-half hours Thursday to outline possible military measures. The article cited unnamed officials, who said no decision was reached amid internal differences over whether to launch direct US military action in the coming days.

According to the Times, the military options discussed ranged from cruise missile strikes launched from US ships currently deployed in the Mediterranean Sea to a full-scale air war targeting civilian as well as military sites. The newspaper wrote: “The targets could include missile or artillery batteries that launch chemical munitions or nerve gas, as well as communications and support facilities. Symbols of the Assad government’s power—headquarters and government offices—also could be among the proposed targets, officials said.”

http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2013/08/24/on-pretext-of-chemical-attack

 

 

Rolling Stone Tsarnaev Photo Row More Photos

In terrorism, US on July 21, 2013 at 09:11

The Rolling Stone magazine‘s cover Photograph of the Boston Marathon Bomber

and the write -up that  “how a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster created a stir alleging that it glamorizes Terrorism.

But the earlier photos of  Tsarnaev  by Rolling Stones were picked up by other magazines and Electronic media as well

They also published live coverage of the manhunt.

I had also published a post on this subject.

There is a thin line separating glamorization of a terrorist and factual reporting.

How one takes the words used in a story is left for the individual.

If mere reporting is done, no body would read it,

However the part hinting that he was a nice boy and his going astray was because of his parents, Family is unfounded and misleading.

In the same vein one can justify every criminal action by portraying the accused sympathetically .

Media must have the sagacity to draw a line between a gripping story and innuendo and assumptions.

The Photograph of the Boston Bomber , published by Rolling Stone.

Rolling Stone Cover of Dzhokar Tsarnaev

The cover, which features a self-taken portrait of Tsarnaev sporting shaggy hair and a goatee, identifies him simply as “The Bomber,” while promising to explain “how a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster.” The cover story itself was reported over the course of two months by Rolling Stone contributing editor Janet Reitman..

A comment .

New Rolling Stone cover turns the Boston bomber into Jim Morrison.:

The Washington Post‘s Erik Wemple offered a dissenting view to all of the outrage:

*This is good journalism, as the photo depicts the same Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that The Post and the New York Times — and others — depicted in deeply reported pieces. That is, a regular, good guy with friends, interests and activities — a “joker,” even.*Showing this alleged bomber in his full humanity makes him appear even more menacing.

This is not the first time Rolling Stone has featured a notorious figure on its cover in what might be described as a “glamorous” posture. As The Awl’s Choire Sicha pointed out on Twitter, the magazine featured a stoic-looking Charles Manson on its cover in June, 1970.

To add spice to this, Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy, a tactical photographer, released never-before-seen photos of Tsarnaev being taken into custody.

The Officer as promptly dismissed, some resigned.

Tsarnaev Photo released by a Police sergeant.

A Massachusetts State Police trooper furious about Rolling Stone magazine’s rock-star portrayal of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev released his own photos showing the alleged terrorist’s capture — and was promptly suspended.
Sgt. Sean Murphy provided photos to Boston Magazine on Thursday, to show what he characterized as the suspect’s more genuine personality — evil — rather than the celebrity shot published on Rolling Stone’s cover, Fox News reported.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/19/mass-cop-suspended-releasing-photos-dzhokhar-tsarn/#ixzz2ZeBJpgLp
Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

For more Photos by the Police,  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/19/mass-cop-suspended-releasing-photos-dzhokhar-tsarn/

Source:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/16/rolling-stone-boston-bomber-cover_n_3607630.html

Read Misinformation ‘Aryan Invasion ” A Rebuttal

In Hinduism, India on July 19, 2013 at 18:50

The Myth of Aryan Invasion.

The Myth of Aryan Invasion.

Seemingly reputed magazines, newspapers, web portals ,publish periodically some researched(?!) articles on the Aryan Invasion Theory.

Those who advocate this Theory conveniently take their references from the Indus valley civilization, form Harappa ruins.

For them only the Mohanjedaro Harappa is the bench mark.

They link these with the Puranas,quotes from Pagan Legends, medieval History of Europe.

One point they deliberately omit to mention is that the  Puranas indicate that the civilization flowed outwards from the Indo Gangetic Plain,not  the other way around.

The Puranas mention, “Milechas’, those who live beyond the Ocean, The Jambo Dweepa.

Kaikeyi , aunt of Lord Rama hailed from Kekaiya, its capital being Kandahar.

There ae references to lands beyond the Jambo dweepa in the Indian Ocean, beyond Sri Lanka, in the Puranas as well as in the ancient Tamil Literature, which is about at least 3000 years old.

There is a reference in the article about Nadars, a community from Tamil Nadu, South India.

The word Nadar in Tamil is from the word Naattar’ those who enforced the King’s Will, ruled on behalf of the Tamil Kings  a small parcel of land in down South in Tamil Nadu.

Whenever Zack Ajmal posts a new update to the Harappa Ancestry Projecthe appends some data to his ethnic database. This sends me to Wikipedia, because how many people are supposed to know what a “Muslim Rawther” means? Well, if you are a Muslim Rawther, and perhaps from Southern India, you would. But South Asian ethno-linguistic categories and hierarchies are notoriously Byzantine, and I have difficulty making sense of them. This isn’t too surprising in my case, as my family’s background is relatively mixed in the very recent past (e.g., Hindus and Muslims, and people of various caste backgrounds), so we’re not the sort who can go at length about our pure ancestry and all that stuff. Unfortunately, Wikipedia isn’t always useful, because the people editing the entries on particular South Asian ethnic groups are often people from those ethnic groups, so you get a lot of extraneous information, and a particular slant on how awesome and high achieving the group (also, sometimes there’s funny stuff about how notoriously good looking that particular caste!). On occasion there are other sources which are informative. For example, Zack has several individuals from the Tamil Nadar caste. I know a little about this group because 1) I have a friend whose family is Nadar (he’s American, so saying he’s an American Nadar is pretty worthless), 2) The New York Times profiled the group last fall.

Source:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2011/03/genetics-as-the-myth-buster-indian-edition/#.Uek1UtJTB5o

Related:

http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/the-fraud-called-aryan-invasion-proof/

 

Salary By PrePaid Cards Exploitation By Corpotations

In banks on July 1, 2013 at 11:56

Prepaid card salary

The franchise owners, Albert and Carol Mueller, said in a statement that they comply with all employment, pay and work laws, and try to provide a positive experience for employees. McDonald’s itself, noting that it is not named in the suit, says it lets franchisees determine employment and pay policies.

People in the IT Industry talk about CTC(for the initiated in the IT Jargon , it means how big a you burn a hole in the Company‘s pocket).

This CTC is way below your expected take Home pay, when you calculated at the time of negotiating your Salary,  after confusing calculations like a Mobile Bill, excepting the man who raised it , none can understand it!)

Workers, even IT Professionals are workers, are being cheated , only thing is that they are unaware of it as the terms are couched in Jargons,

Now the Corporations have gone a step higher.

New York Times reports that Companies have resorted to issuing salary by cards to workers and they have to en-cash these cards.

Result, one more Company earns,I would not be surprised if it is also owned by the Company that issues the salary!

A growing number of American workers are confronting a frustrating predicament on payday: to get their wages, they must first pay a fee.

For these largely hourly workers, paper paychecks and even direct deposit have been replaced by prepaid cards issued by their employers. Employees can use these cards, which work like debit cards, at an A.T.M. to withdraw their pay.

But in the overwhelming majority of cases, using the card involves a fee. And those fees can quickly add up: one provider, for example, charges $1.75 to make a withdrawal from most A.T.M.’s, $2.95 for a paper statement and $6 to replace a card. Some users even have to pay $7 inactivity fees for not using their cards.

These fees can take such a big bite out of paychecks that some employees end up making less than the minimum wage once the charges are taken into account, according to interviews with consumer lawyers, employees, and state and federal regulators.

Devonte Yates, 21, who earns $7.25 an hour working a drive-through station at a McDonald’s in Milwaukee, says he spends $40 to $50 a month on fees associated with his JPMorgan Chase payroll card.

“It’s pretty bad,” he said. “There’s a fee for literally everything you do.”

Certain transactions with the Chase pay card are free, according to a fee schedule.

Many employees say they have no choice but to use the cards: some companies no longer offer common payroll options like ordinary checks or direct deposit.

At companies where there is a choice, it is often more in theory than in practice, according to interviews with employees, state regulators and consumer advocates. Employees say they are often automatically enrolled in the payroll card programs and confronted with a pile of paperwork if they want to opt out.”

Is the Government awake?

They are planning additional pay out to these poor Corporations.

Source:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/business/as-pay-cards-replace-paychecks-bank-fees-hurt-workers.html

The Irish Independent had released an audio clip  showing two Bankers of Anglo Irish Bank.

They disclose that they misled the German Government on the state of their bank to get a bail out.

Having been pumped Money, these bankers are laughing at the stupidity of the Government,

http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/bankers-mislead-get-bail-out-joke-on-tape/

Angelina Jolie Breast Removal Cancer Facts

In Health on May 15, 2013 at 18:48

Ms.Angelina Jolie, the actress had both her breasts removed because she was suspected to have Genes that would trigger cancer of the Breast.

I am posting excerpts from Web Md ,a reliable Medical site, some information on Breast Cancer.

Expert recommend removal of Breasts if there is a suspect Gene is present for the chances of being afflicted with cancer are high.

As a layman all I can say is that life is unpredictable and removal of body  parts on mere suspicion does not sound great.

If there is 95 percent chance of getting the disease?

My answer is there is 100 % chance of our dying.

Do we commit suicide?

Medicine is an inexact science;you do not know when these people will change their theories.

I would rather take a chance.

Hope she does not get post operative complications.

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie’s recent decision to have a preventive double mastectomy highlights the difficult choices facing women who find out they have a high risk for breast cancer because of their genes.

Although relatively rare, mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes raise the risk of breast cancer by as much as 80%, experts say. The mutations also raise the risk of ovarian cancer.

Jolie describes in a New York Times op-ed piece why she decided to go through with the surgery. At 37, the mother of six wants to stay healthy and active for her family — and to reassure them that she is doing everything possible to avoid the disease that took her mother’s life: cancer.

“I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy,” Jolie writes. “But it is one that I am very happy I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”….

Hollywood Actress Angelina Jolie.

Angelina Jolie.

I think most breast cancer experts would agree that the choice is really the patient’s to make, and I really want to emphasize, it is a choice.

Preventive mastectomy is one very excellent choice. But another choice women can consider when they know they carry a BRCA mutation is early detection. And that comes with more active screening.

..

If a woman knows she has a BRCA mutation and does not want to have a mastectomy, a good alternative is to have a mammogram and a breast MRI every year.

You can do both at once or choose to alternate. [For my patients] I choose to alternate, doing one test every 6 months.

It’s not as effective because by definition you are picking up cancer as it develops. But it is effective at picking up cancer at a very early stage.

If a woman has a preventive double mastectomy, what are the benefits and risks?

In women at higher risk — those with BRCA mutations — preventive surgery can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 90%. If the [increased] risk is 80% as it is for many BRCA carriers, this can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 90%.

In other words, this can reduce the risk to that lower than the general population. The risks [of the mastectomy] are not that great. Most women having preventive mastectomies are younger patients, and many choose to get reconstruction. A lot of the risk has to do with the implants, like implant complications, or other risks [linked with surgery] such as infections or bleeding.

Who should consider BRCA testing?

The women who should absolutely consider it are those who themselves have had a triple-negative breast cancer, the kind associated with BRCA mutations, at an early age, under 45, people who have had both ovarian and breast cancer in family members, and people who have breast cancer in the family and are of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

What is involved in testing for BRCA mutations?

It is a simple blood test, or they can swab the inside of your cheek. The best way to get this test is to go for counseling from a genetic counselor. Have them talk to you about the possibility of testing positive. Women really need to be counseled about what this means, what the results mean, what their risk is, and then to make the decision about whether to get the test.

If you only get tested for the three most common mutations, results take about 2 weeks. The more comprehensive test, where they do gene sequencing, can take a month.

Source:

http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/news/20130514/angelina-jolie-double-mastectomy-breast-cancer?page=2

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