While it is necessary to help out the less fortunate ,it is also equally necessary that we do not breed a generation of misfits and leeches who do not want to do an honest days work.
In India, people are given free rations,TV,Mixiers,Grinders,laptops,Food for children at Schools,Chappals,toothpaste,Books,Note Books,Free electricity,Cash …….
Do people spend the money for the purpose it was given?
In most of the cases, the answer is NO.
They spend on booze and other non essentials in the case of Cash and in the case of doles in kind they are sold .
And politicians use these schemes to organize scams, which runs into Millions of rupees.
Now the Government of India has come out with a proposal to directly credit the dole money the bank account of the recipient,instead of getting this amount disbursed by the departments concerned. !
Time a mechanism is put in place to monitor how the money was spent.
People were found to be using the dole money in non essentials in the US.
“This is morally scandalous. I have nothing against strip clubs, but that’s not what benefits are for. I don’t blame [recipients]. If you are poor, it’s a crummy life and you want to have a drink or see a naked woman. I blame the people who are in charge of this.”
The New York Post also wondered how welfare recipients spend our tax dollars, so using the Freedom of Information Act, they obtained the database records of 200 million Electronic Benefit Transfers. They discovered numerous withdrawals made from ATM machines in strip clubs, liquor stores, lounges and even a porn store.
Some of the clubs where EBT withdrawals have been made from on-site ATMs have been the targets of police investigations for violence. One club in the Bronx, Club Eleven, is notorious for violence. Police temporarily shut it down in 2010, but it managed to reopen. Last July, two men were shot and five others stabbed outside the club. Club Heat, another place known for violence, was the location of a fatal shooting in December 2011. EBT cash withdrawals have also been at a gay bar and tobacco shop.
Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers, a Post investigation found.
A database of 200 million Electronic Benefit Transfer records from January 2011 to July 2012, obtained by The Post through a Freedom of Information request, showed welfare recipients using their EBT cards to make dozens of cash withdrawals at ATMs inside Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn; the Blue Door Video porn shop in the East Village; The Anchor, a sleek SoHo lounge; the Patriot Saloon in TriBeCa; and Drinks Galore, a liquor distributor in The Bronx.
Space is curved(please read my blogs under Astrophysics).
Have we defined Space, Tie?
Consequently Gravitation as influenced by Spacetime,at best, remains a conjecture.
Newton on Gravity(theory discared, yet being used in Calculations)
” “I deduced that the forces which keep the planets in their orbs must [be] reciprocally as the squares of their distances from the centers about which they revolve: and thereby compared the force requisite to keep the Moon in her Orb with the force of gravity at the surface of the Earth; and found them answer pretty nearly’…
Although Newton’s theory has been superseded, most modern non-relativistic gravitational calculations are still made using Newton’s theory because it is a much simpler theory to work with than general relativity, and gives sufficiently accurate results for most applications involving sufficiently small masses, speeds and energies.’
Irrespective of the fact whether our Theory is Right or Wrong, Principles of Nature work,so much for Science.
By the way , can some one forward me the exact definition of Nature?
a) Earth is ‘assumed’ to be surrounded by its own Gravitational Filed, which exerts an attractive force on all objects. Assuming a spherically symmetrical planet, the strength of this field at any given point is proportional to the planetary body’s mass and inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the center of the body….
The fundamental is an Assumption.
Again, ‘ This means that, ignoring air resistance, an object falling freely near the Earth’s surface increases its velocity by 9.81 m/s (32.2 ft/s or 22 mph) for each second of its descent. Thus, an object starting from rest will attain a velocity of 9.81 m/s (32.2 ft/s) after one second, 19.62 m/s (64.4 ft/s) after two seconds, and so on, adding 9.81 m/s (32.2 ft/s) to each resulting velocity. Also, again ignoring air resistance, any and all objects, when dropped from the same height, will hit the ground at the same time.
‘The strength of the gravitational field is numerically equal to the acceleration of objects under its influence, and its value at the Earth’s surface, denoted g, is approximately expressed below as thestandard average.
g = 9.81 m/s2 = 32.2 ft/s2′
We want to know Earth’s Gravitation, that is what we want to prove.
Acceleration of Bodies is determined the force of Gravitation.
So when we rely on the Acceleration of Objects under the influence of the Earths’ gravitation , have we not already assumed Earth’s Gravity?
We also ignore the effect of Electromagnetism and other forces at work,EM being dependent on Gravitation or is the other way around?
The Theory is riddled with Assumptions and leaping to conclusions.
Chinese Scientists have found a way to measure Gravity and it throws Spanner in the works.
‘By conducting six observations of total and annular solar eclipses, as well as Earth tides, a team headed by Tang Keyun, a researcher with the Institute of Geology and Geophysics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), found that the Newtonian Earth tide formula includes a factor related to the propagation of gravity.
“Earth tide” refers to a small change in the Earth’s surface caused by the gravity of the moon and sun.
Based on the data, the team, with the participation of the China Earthquake Administration and the University of the CAS, found that gravitational force released from the sun and gravitational force recorded at ground stations on Earth did not travel at the same speed, with the time difference exactly the same as the time it takes for light to travel from the sun to observation stations on Earth.
[…] By applying the new data to the propagation equation of gravity, the team found that the speed of gravity is about 0.93 to 1.05 times the speed of light with a relative error of about 5 percent, providing the first set of strong evidence showing that gravity travels at the speed of light.”
Drinking,Gambling and Prostitution have been in existence since time immemorial.
Prostitution is a trade which while being vehemently criticized in Public , is secretly adored.
Barring a few cases , women enter in to this harrowing world because of poverty,ill-treatment ,neglect and exploitation by men and women for money.
More serious is the crime of sexual misconduct.perversions,adultery, living in relationships.
These vile acts are not seriously looked as one would at Prostitution.
“Michael Glawogger does for documentary film what Ryszard Kapuściński did for journalism: He reinvents it as something immersive, meditative, and poetic. His films condense themes of staggering complexity—economics, labor, sex—into meticulous vignettes of everyday life. Although he has occasionally been derided for aestheticizing poverty, there’s little doubt that his audacious style is compelling. Nobody who has seen Megacities, his 1998 film about globalization, can forget those feverish New York City scenes of a hustler shooting dope and robbing his john at knifepoint, just as nobody who has watched Workingman’s Death (2005), his portrait of contemporary physical labor, can shake its images of a Nigerian slaughterhouse awash in blood.”
Look at the Pathetic look in eyes tinged with desperation, pain, self revulsion and disgust!
“I recently spoke with Michael Glawogger about the challenges of capturing such a clandestine subculture. The accompanying photographs are from the companion book to Whores’ Glory,published by Orange Press. Mother Jones: The locations you filmed pose intense logistical challenges for a documentarian, let alone one who is also taking photographs. How did you balance the two?
Michael Glawogger: Mostly I take photographs in times of research. Whores’ Glory was shot in 30 days, 10 days for each segment, but the research for each part lasted a couple of months.
MJ: Did the women respond differently to being photographed than to being filmed?
MG: Sometimes the presence of a camera is like opening a door, because many people want what Andy Warhol called “15 minutes of fame.” But prostitutes don’t want that. They know about the internet, they know their boyfriend can see them, or their parents, so overcoming those boundaries is very tough. I’ve made many documentaries, but prostitution was the hardest in terms of gaining the trust of the people being filmed.
MJ: How did you do that?
MG: I had to first convince them that I wasn’t a journalist who would yet again put out a notion about them they wouldn’t necessarily care for or who would victimize them. You know, journalists come and go. If they come twice, it’s a lot. But I come 10 times and hang out with them and share stuff. If you connect with someone just once, that’s something. But if you can connect twice, that’s something else.
MJ: The film is so lush and cinematic. Is it your ambition as a documentarian to restore beauty to lives that many outsiders might see as ugly?
MG: As a filmmaker I cannot make anything beautiful. I’m Platonic in that sense. I think beauty is the splendor of truth, so if the people I portray think they’re beautiful, they’re beautiful. I don’t make them that way. I don’t aestheticize anything. I don’t even use lights. The working girls do one thing all day: They make themselves pretty. That’s their job and their money. In a way, I had the best makeup artists, hairdressers, and art designers in the world.
MJ: How does being a man change the way these women respond to you?
MG: Whenever a man enters the realm of prostitutes he’s always regarded as a possible customer. If you enter as a woman, you’re regarded as somebody who could be in the same place. Being a man brings the perspective of flirtation.
Are you worried about your popularity? The average number of friends on Facebook is 130, and women tend to have somewhat more than men. Yet despite having hundreds of friends, most people only interact regularly with 4 to 7 people. ..
Over 25% of users have already been dumped via Facebook
A June 2010 survey of 1,000 Facebook users — 70% of whom were male — found that 25% had been “dumped” via Facebook (via their significant other updating his or her relationship status).
Twenty-one percent of those surveyed said they would end a relationship by changing their Facebook relationship statuses to “single.” While worrisome, the survey does show the majority of people do not split up via Facebook.
PD: This photo is from a genuine FB status. (Link)
Facebook, the popular social networking website, provoked a squall of maternal wrath when it yanked photos of breastfeeding babies that women had posted on their personal profiles because it deemed them a little too revealing. This, by the way, from a website that allows photos of women in thongs and bikinis and of couples making out; it has even accepted paid advertising for a dating website that featured a topless model. (The topless ad was taken down after angry women noted the hypocrisy.)
In response to the terse notices alerting mothers that they were violating Facebook’s decency policy, “lactivists” responded with a virtual nurse-in; 11,000 women posted photos of themselves breastfeeding and/or updated their profiles to read: “Hey, Facebook. Breastfeeding Is Not Obscene!”
The pro-breastfeeding group has attracted over 250,000 members.(Link 1 | Link 2)
Facebook causes 1 in 5 Divorces
It used to be the tell-tale lipstick on the collar. Then there were the give-away texts that spelled the death knell for many marriages. But now one in five divorces involve the social networking site Facebook, according to a new survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
A staggering 80 per cent of divorce lawyers have also reported a spike in thenumber of cases that use social media for evidence of cheating. (Link)
We hear some sensible voices on the Affairs in Pakistan with out tunnel vision.
Proud people who do not want to beg and become a vassal of the US;we have politicians running like a frightened children to the US.
Majority of people do not seem to like Terror Groups, while the Government ,Army and ISI play hide and seek with terrorists.
People need clean Government yet call a corrupt and exiled leader to lead the Country.
They want openness, while the Government signs an agreement with the US to hunt Osama, but declares it has not.
Government brags that it can meet any external threat but says it was not aware of foreign Elite Troops entering their territory deep,conduct about an hour operation ,spirit away dead bodies.
One is called the mass Leader(Z.A.Bhutto), yet hangs him.
Rich in Culture and Humane,Pakistan where are you?
People seem furious for sheltering Osama’ the Government does not know how to react
The Lahore High Courtlawyers show their true fanatic and reactionary colors by actually offering funeral prayers (” Namaz-e-Janaza“) for the recently killed Al Qaida leader, Osama Bin Laden. Hundreds of lawyers attended this “funeral” and immediately afterwards there were several speeches in which the speakers vehemently condemned the US action and termed it as a clear violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty. Several speakers hailed the dead leader as a “hero” of the Muslim world and sternly warned USA that after his “martyrdom” the opposition to its hegemony would actually increase.
PTH condemns such actions from the lawyers and expresses concerns that the legal community is increasingly displaying worrisome signs by veering towards path of religous fanaticism.