(Philosophy/Poem) Well Child, Which Will It Be

Well Child, Which Will It Be

 

 

From the earliest of our days we all know it will come

There will be a day that none of us can escape from

When darkness will be all that our Soul and eyes see

Have we lived a life filled with joy or with ego and hate

Many beautiful creations surrounding us, but did we see

 

 

When and how are we to know when that day will be

When what we see now will be the last thing we see

When pain that racks our body and brain with dripping sweat

Like the heat of a hot August sun there is only one escape

From the pain from our brow like blood the sweat runs

 

 

Our brain forms the question, do we give up life to end the pain

From the depths of our nightmares in the middle of the day

In our drug induced sleep Red Eyes slithers into our dreams

He lays a deal on the table which our Soul can’t refuse to peek

Lucifer offers you a deal where we tonight can end all our pain

 

 

The offer of painless nights, with just one little request

Your Soul once you die, not like you’re using it anyway

Like an apple tree in Eden He paints a picture sublime

Keep your pain for many years, or let Him take it away

It is now time now to answer, well child, which will it be

Man From India’s Lowest Caste Elected President

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF CNN)

Man from India’s lowest caste elected president

Ram Nath Kovind, center, gestures as he leaves his residence in New Delhi on June 20, 2017.

Story highlights

  • Victory could boost support for ruling party among India’s Dalit community
  • President is a largely ceremonial role in India

New Delhi (CNN) A relatively unknown political operator and member of India’s lowest Dalit caste has been elected as the country’s 14th president.

Ram Nath Kovind, who until recently was governor of the eastern state of Bihar, won an overwhelming majority to beat opposition Congress party candidate, Meira Kumar, a former parliament speaker and also a member of the Dalit community.
Kovind secured 2,930 votes in a secret nationwide ballot involving near to 5,000 lawmakers from the central parliament and state legislatures. Kumar received 1,844 votes.
The election of 71-year-old Kovind, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate, is widely viewed as part of a strategy by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to widen support among India’s 200 million-strong Dalit community.
Kovind is the second Dalit to become Indian president, after K. R. Narayanan, in office from 1997 to 2002.
Dalits, who are often referred to as untouchables, occupy the lowest rung on India’s caste system. Traditionally viewed as “impure” the group continues to grapple with persecution and exclusion.
Kovind, a lawyer by training who has practiced in both the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court, has never held popularly elected office and lacks an independent power base. For the last two years he has occupied the governorship of Bihar, a position appointed by the prime minister. He also served as the national spokesman of the BJP between 2010 and 2012.

Ram Nath Kovind delivers a speech in presence of Gujarat Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) members in Gandhinagar, on July 15, 2017.

Ceremonial role

Though the five-year post is largely ceremonial, Kovind’s election will help strengthen Modi’s grip on power, say analysts.
“Modi would not like anyone in Rashtrapati Bhavan (the President’s House) who can question him, that’s why Kovind was picked,” said Satish Misra, a senior fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, an independent think tank based in Delhi.
Unlike the American president, and in line with other Westminster-style governments, the role of India’s president lacks any real executive authority. All decisions taken by the president require the approval of the prime minister and the council of ministers.
However, each piece of legislation passed by parliament requires the president’s sign-off. As a result, the president can delay key legislation taken by the prime minister, and can symbolically signal disapproval of controversial bills.
Having a compliant president will help Modi if parliament does not cooperate with his agenda. The prime minister can pass ordinances, similar to a US executive order, with the approval of the president, said Shailesh Kumar, a senior analyst with the Eurasia Group.

Dalit identity

Analysts point to the recent rise in mob violence directed at minorities as among the BJP’s primary motives in selecting Kovind.
“There’s a disillusionment among the Dalits,” said Satish Misra. “That’s why it’s necessary for the ruling party to send a signal that we are with you.”
Kovind is also a member of the the Koli ethnic group, an important voting bloc in Modi’s home state of Gujarat. A survey by the Centre for Study of Developing Societiesfound that members of the Koli community, many of whom are Dalit, switched their support from the Congress Party to the BJP between 2007 and 2012.
“Until now, Dalits never voted for the BJP. But in 2014, some percentage of the votes went to the BJP,” Misra added. “The fact remains that Dalits constitute over 20% of the Indian population and they’re a vote bank.”

Senator John McCain Has Aggressive From Of Brain Cancer

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Sen. John McCain, 80, has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, Mayo Clinic doctors directly involved in the senator’s care told CNN exclusively. The doctors spoke directly to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

The senator underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on Friday at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Lab results from that surgery confirmed the presence of brain cancer associated with the blood clot.
Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive tumor that forms in the tissue of the brain and spinal cord, according to the American Brain Tumor Association.
A pathologist was in the operating room during the procedure, a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision, said his doctor, who added that the surgery lasted about three to four hours. Post-surgical brain scans show the tissue causing concern has been completely removed.
McCain is recovering “amazingly well,” according to a statement from his office.
The senator showed no neurological problems before or after the operation, said his doctors. Though not identified by name, at McCain’s request, his doctors were given permission to speak with Gupta, who is also a practicing neurosurgeon.
McCain is now recovering at his Arizona home. He and his family are considering treatment options, which will likely include radiation and chemotherapy, his doctors said.
“The news of my father’s illness has affected every one of us in the McCain Family,” tweeted Meghan McCain on Wednesday. “It won’t surprise you to learn that in all this, the one of us who is most confident and calm is my father.”

Routine exam

Doctors discovered the clot during a routine physical exam last week. They said he is very diligent about coming in for scheduled exams and is seen every four months for skin checks due to his history of skin cancer.
He arrived at his early morning appointment, Friday before 8 a.m. and as per usual, looked good, according to a doctor who has been involved in his care for nearly a decade. McCain, described as not being a complainer, did report feeling fatigued, which he attributed to a rigorous travel schedule.
He also told his doctor he had, at times, felt foggy and not as sharp as he typically is. In addition, he reported having intermittent double vision. These symptoms and doctor intuition prompted a CT scan.
When the results came back, McCain, who had already left the clinic, was asked to return for an MRI. Before the operation, his neurological exam was normal, according to his doctor.
The operation began in the late afternoon and the senator was recovering in the ICU by evening. His doctors told Gupta they were amazed at how sharp McCain was when he awoke. He knew what year it was and started cracking jokes. He also made it clear that he wanted to leave the hospital and get back to work, his doctors said.
Showing no signs of cognitive delays, McCain was discharged Saturday and has been recovering at his home since then.
His doctors would not reveal details but said his post operative care is standard.

‘Aggressive tumor’

His doctor said McCain was oriented, with good balance and no headaches or seizures.
The clot was over the senator’s left eye, not far from the left temple where he was diagnosed with melanoma in 2000. Previously, McCain had three other malignant melanomas removed in 1993, 2000 and 2002. None of these melanomas were invasive. All were declared Stage 0.
However, McCain has been regularly screened by his doctors since 2000.
Gupta was one of a select group of reporters who reviewed McCain’s medical records in 2008 when he was campaigning for president.
The surgical procedure McCain underwent is “a significant operation,” said Gupta, explaining that a bone underneath the eyebrow had to be removed to do the procedure and then later put back.
“It’s a very aggressive tumor,” said Gupta. He explained that average survival for malignant glioblastoma tends to be around 14 months with treatment. In McCain’s case, additional therapy, including radiation, could not begin until the incision heals, which would be in the next three or four weeks.
Still, one 2009 study reported that almost 10% of patients with glioblastoma may live five years or longer, according to the American Brain Tumor Association.
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“This is the same tumor that Ted Kennedy had,” said Gupta.
McCain’s diagnosis is the latest chapter in a storied life. Tortured as a Vietnam prisoner-of-war, the maverick politician fell short of the pinnacle of politics with two failed presidential runs. His absence from Washington in recent days has come at a politically inopportune time for a bill repealing and replacing Obamacare. This week, McCain broke ranks and called for discussions with Democrats and a full committee process to finally provide “Americans with access to quality and affordable health care.”

 

उठो, जागों, कुछ काम करो, कण-कण में देश प्रेम का भाव भरो.।

Pawan Belala Says

कोई प्यार करो, कोई प्यार करो, मेरे देश से सब प्यार करो।
भष्ट्राचारी और दुराचारियों की फौज से, मेरे देश का तुम उद्धार करो।
क्रांतिकारी, वीर-सैनिकों को याद करके, जननी माताओं को प्रणाम करो।
आजादी की यज्ञ वेदी में आहुति देने वाले, हर बन्दे को तुम सलाम करो।
उठो, जागों, कुछ काम करो, कण-कण में देश प्रेम का भाव भरो..।

राते मैंने भी गुजारी हैं, आशिकों की बस्ती में।
जाम मैंने भी चखा हैं, मदहोशी और मस्ती में।
पर सुकून तो मिलता हैं, देशभक्तों की बारातो में।
खून की होली में और गोलियों की दीपावली से, जयचंदों का काम तमाम करो।
उठो, जागों, कुछ काम करो, कण-कण में देश प्रेम का भाव भरो।

दर्द तुझे भी हैं, दर्द मुझे भी हैं, इस दर्द का कोई समाधान करो।
बहुत बहाया जाति-धर्म नाम पर, लाल कतरे का और ना अपमान करो।
आशिक़ हूँ, इस लाल लहू का, तुम और मत लहूलुहान करो।

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Coaching Games : the sad truth!

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There’s a saying in Hindi,

“Vidya baantne se badhti hai,” which translates to, “education (is a wealth that) increases when shared.” It is the best wealth among all the wealths one can have.

Education is power, it is wisdom. It generates confidence and inculcates morals. Education is the key to revealing the undiscovered facts of the world, to identify yourself and to put yourself into the world.

Education has always been a part of the Indian culture. In ancient times, pupils went away from their homes and took education in gurukul. They stayed there, served the guru and learnt the sacred texts and way of life. India had universities like Nalanda, Takshshila. We had great teachers like Aryabhatta and Panini, among several others, who always considered sharing one’s own education selflessly with others as the highest ideal. As a result, we have always considered the guru to be the most…

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(Philosophy/Poem) I Saw An Angel Of The Lord And Lived

I Saw An Angel Of The Lord And Lived

 

This poem is derived from a writing of King David of Israel about one of his sins in regards to the counting of the people of Israel even though God told him not to do it. This Scripture is found in 1 Chronicles 21: 15-27.

 

O my Lord my God what evil I have done in your sight

You told me not to number, but yet I ordered it done

Nine plus months my Generals did gather the count

One point one million ready to draw the sword

Not counting the women and children they do guard

 

 

The message from God, an arrow through my soul

Three choices, to heavy for any one man to bare

Three days of pestilence upon God’s holy land

Seven years of famine upon the King and the land

Or, flee for three months before those that want my head

O Lord how greatly I Your servant have sinned

 

 

The pestilence I have chosen upon your people and land

My sin, caused the death of seventy thousand valiant men

O’ Lord You have opened my eyes, my ego You have crushed

The Lord’s Angel now I see, my fright now deep into my bones

Lord thank you for staying the hand of Your Angel

Thank you Lord for sparing Your Holy City, Jerusalem

 

 

For fifty shekels of silver, Oman’s threshing floor I did buy

Offering to you Lord, sweet fragrances to your Throne on high

Thank you Lord for staying Your Angel’s wrath from our head

By the gift of Your great mercy O Lord I’ll not disobey again

My eyes have seen one of Your Holy Angels my sweet Lord

By Your mercy O Lord, I and Your people You allowed us to live

(Philosophy/Poem) Patriarch Of The Family

Patriarch Of The Family

 

I am now the Patriarch of our family

Small but close, we lived and loved

All those older have fallen a sleep

One dear sister in the frozen north still with me

All my elders have gone on a head of me

 

44, I am now the old man of the family tree

Grandparents, Parents, Brothers, Aunts, and Uncles

Not by choice, yet they have all left me to be

This is a position that I ever hoped or wanted to see

 

Have my life’s skills ever prepared thus to be

Am I now a symbol of light, right, and good

How will my actions or lack there of be seen

Are my ways arrogant, ignorant or love filled

Lord, I pray for your guidance for wisdom

As I now take this unwanted lineage crown

As the Patriarch of our loving little family

 

(Philosophy/Poem) Why Can’t I —My Salute To The American Teenager

Why Can’t I—My Salute To The American Teenager

 

Why can’t I do what ever I want

Who is anyone to tell me anything

Why do adults think they have a right

To dare tell me how I should act

 

Am I not the king of my own world

Others but not I should have laws and rules

Everyone should have to do exactly as I say

Everyone else should have to walk my line

In my presence do what I say, or go to Hell

 

I have nothing to be forgiven of

Am I not perfect in every way

Stay by my side, but don’t you dare speak

Maybe I’ll throw a few crumbs your way

 

Attitude, how dare you, I have no such a thing

Just make sure you always dance on my string

Whenever I grace you with a nod your way

Now sit down, shut up, and do exactly as I say

 

Now serf, open your mouth and tell me

Why it is anyone would dare to think ill of me

There’s no reason I should not always have my way

That’s enough, now sit down, and shut up

It’s now time for you to quietly serve me

As for me, it’s time for me to game

Why can’t I, there is no such a thing

Because I am King, and this is what I say

 

Trump: Jeff Sessions Has Treated Me Very Unfairly When He Recused Himself From Russia Investigation

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Trump: Sessions recusal 'unfair' to me
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President Trump said on Wednesday that he would not have picked Jeff Sessions as his attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself from the investigations into Russian election meddling.

That Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the probe, Trump told The New York Times in an interview, is “very unfair to the president.”

“Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Trump said.

“How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said ‘thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you,” he continued. “It’s extremely unfair – and that’s a mild word – to the president.”

Sessions recused himself from the law enforcement investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow in March, after it was revealed that he failed to disclose to the Senate two meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak while he was a surrogate for Trump’s campaign.

The announcement that Sessions would step back from the investigation surprised Trump, who told the Times on Wednesday that the attorney general gave him “zero” warning before recusing himself.

Trump’s young administration has been dogged by ongoing investigations into whether members of his campaign coordinated with Russian officials to help swing the election in his favor.

Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing or improper activity, and has called the probe a “witch hunt.

Thank You To The Generations Before Us

Millennial Millions

As someone who is constantly engaged in YouTube, Blogging, Instagram, etc. I see so many millennial posts of travelling the world and making money from different social media platforms. It’s truly amazing. So many of these people don’t sit in an office from 9-5 but rather their office is overlooking the beautiful ocean, mountains, or forests in all different parts of the world. As I was thinking about this concept I began exploring this idea. I soon had a deep appreciation for the generations before us and how they never had this luxury.

I think of my parents and my friend’s parents who worked day in and day out to make a living for their families. They were often up early and came home late from work. How foreign it would seem to them to be able to travel as much as they’d like and in the meanwhile get paid…

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