Friday, May 21, 2010

House passed last December, the Senate passed now, and Final Bill will surely tie the hands of Wall Street that steals

Senate Passes Broader Rules  for Overseeing Wall Street
[[[ Will the Wall Street Robbers connive to find another hole to jump through to take another greedy bite ?]]]

The Senate bill, seek to curb abusive lending.
Creates a powerful Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Federal Reserve to oversee nearly all consumer financial products.

The vote was 59 to 39, with four Republicans joining the Democratic majority,  and two Democrats opposed  saying it was still not tough enough.

“The recession we’re emerging from was primarily caused by a lack of responsibility and accountability from Wall Street to Washington,” Mr. Obama said, adding, “That’s why I made passage of Wall Street reform one of my top priorities as president, so that a crisis like this does not happen again.”

The exemption suggested to shield auto dealers from supervision by a new consumer protection agency.  [[[ How cunning ? ]]]

Republican leaders, voiced loud criticism of the legislation while trying to insist that they still wanted tougher supervision of Wall Street.  [[[ Double Tongued,  eh ? ]]]

The bill will ensure that troubled companies, no matter how big or complex, can be liquidated at no cost to taxpayers.
It would empower regulators to seize failing companies, break them apart and sell off the assets.
This drastic action may wipe out shareholders and creditors. 
[[[ Ah, now company CEO, Shareholders, Creditors, all take special care of all, to float ]]]

To coordinate efforts to identify risks to the financial system, a “financial stability oversight council”
will actively supervise.

The bill would touch virtually every aspect of the financial industry, for the trading of derivatives, center of the 2008 crisis.

Derivatives would have to be traded on a public exchange and cleared through a third party.

Some of the biggest banks would be forced to give up their trading in swaps, the most lucrative part of the derivatives business, into separate subsidiaries, or be denied access to the Fed’s emergency lending.  [[[ Obama is plainly undoing Clinton -- Why
not throw Clinton in the ''Cooler'' for a while ]]]

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

None dreamt of a coloured president within 50 years of black popular musicians and sportsmen insulted for the colour of their skin

   US Supreme Court Nominee

In every society people are the same ---  Each individual has his or her own ideas and attitudes -- Freedom of Thinking
and Expression is the base of Democracy ---  It's NOT  done to have Democracy and demand Dictatorship ---  Give and Take is Democracy  ---  The credit of Democracy is tolerating Intransigent Idiots !

In a nation that was mainly formed by people who escaped from tyranny of Roman Catholic Church ---  Naturally the nation had an antipathy towards Catholics --- John F.  Kennedy was the first Catholic President ---
No coloured person ever dreamt of having a coloured president within 50 years of black prominent musicians and sportsmen insulted for the colour of their skin ---
Now the composition of the country's Supreme Court is - - -

Finlo Rohrer
BBC News, Washington DC

The nomination of Elena Kagan to replace the retiring John Paul Stevens on the US Supreme Court means,

The court will consist of six Catholics and three Jews - no protestants.

For much of its history, a geographical spread of justices was the top priority.
"As late as the 1960s you had a Catholic seat and a Jewish seat to ensure some kind of representation.

Now we have six Catholics and three Jews," says Prof Joel B Grossman. 

This shows how dramatically situations changes --- It is prudent to use imagination
in a positive way and create an attitude of acceptance for the benefit of our children.

Isn't it our duty to create a better world?

The full report, not interesting except for the point raised, could be read here

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Four common U.S. cancers -- colon, breast, prostate & lung is ten times lower in India Prostate cancer is rare in India

By Dr. Mercola

For more than 5,000 years, turmeric has been an important part of Eastern cultural traditions.

 Valued for its medicinal properties and warm, peppery flavor, this yellow-orange spice has more recently earned a name for itself in Western medicine as well.

Turmeric is a native to Indonesia and southern India

It is one of nature’s most powerful potential healers.

Said Dr. David Frawely, founder and director of the American Institute for Vedic Studies

 “If I had only one single herb to depend upon for all possible health and dietary needs, I would without much hesitation choose the Indian spice Turmeric. There is little it cannot do in the realm of healing and much that no other herb is able to accomplish.


Strengthens and improves digestion

Reduces gas and bloating
Assists in the digestion of protein and with rice and bean dishes
Improves your body's ability to digest fats
Promotes proper metabolism, correcting both excesses and deficiencies
Maintains and improves intestinal flora
Improves elimination of wastes and toxins

Supports healthy liver function and detox

Turmeric helps increase bile flow making it a liver cleanser that can rejuvenate your liver cells and recharge their capability to break down toxins
Helps to prevent alcohol and other toxins from being converted into compounds that may be harmful to your liver
Supports formation of healthy tissue

Purifies your blood

Stimulates formation of new blood tissue
Anti-inflammatory: Helps to reduce irritation to tissues characterized by pain, redness, swelling and heat

Contains curcuminoids that fight cancer, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s

Counteract the damaging effects of free radicals in your body
Relieve arthritis pain and stiffness, anti-inflammatory agent
Anti-carcinogenic: “Curcumin has been shown to prevent a large of number of cancers

Supports treatment of Alzheimer’s disease: “Because Alzheimer's disease is caused in part by amyloid-induced inflammation, curcumin has been shown to be effective against Alzheimer's

Turmeric’s Cancer-Fighting Properties

In India where turmeric is widely used, the prevalence of four common U.S. cancers -- colon, breast, prostate and lung -- is 10 times lower. In fact, prostate cancer, which is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in U.S. men, is rare in India and this is attributed, in part, to turmeric.

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French smoke and eat high-fat foods, with low rates of cancer and heart disease Science says drinking red wine is good for health

French smoke cigarettes and eat high-fat foods, yet still have extremely low rates of cancer and heart disease.
Scientists believed drinking red wine had health benefits

Resveratrol a miracle ingredient a compound found in the skin and seeds of grapes.

French smoke cigarettes and eat high-fat foods, yet still have extremely low rates of cancer and heart disease.

Scientists believed drinking red wine had health benefits

The Resveratrol in wine activates cells into behaving more youth-like.

You’d need several bottles of wine per day to get the anticipated benefit from Resveratrol.

Drinking large amounts of wine or other alcoholic beverages will increase your insulin levels, which will eventually have a negative impact on your health.

How you can get your highly-concentrated Resveratrol without the alcohol, sugars and calories of red wine.

Fresh organic foods are important not only for what they give you, higher levels of antioxidants and nutrients, but also for what they don’t give you… exposure to pesticides, herbicides, and non-organic fertilizers.

In comparing antioxidant activity against a few selected fruits and vegetables, oregano came out on top with:

42 times more antioxidant activity than apples…

      30 times more than potatoes…

      12 times more than oranges

Other herbs and spices that pack an antioxidant punch as well: cloves… turmeric… cinnamon… garlic… basil… and curcumin… to name a few.

Herbs and spices have emerged as a quick and convenient way for you to get a concentrated source of antioxidants – without all the extra calories of many foods.

Just as consuming too much of any food product can carry health risks, herbs should be used with moderation… and only as a complement to your healthy diet.

So, add a little seasoning and spice to your life and feel good about the antioxidant benefits they provide you.

Resveratrol  helps improve the overall health of your cells as a component of your cardio and neuro protection
Aids you in protection against age-related health disorders*

Provides therapeutic support for your immune system against abnormal cell activity*

Helps keep your cholesterol within its normal range while promoting your healthy heart.

Help protect your brain and nervous system as well.

Resveratrol may increase the lifespan in human cells.
So, it could be a determining factor in extending your longevity.

This is an article on the good Resveratrol a miracle ingredient - Found on Internet and reduced to 1/3rd -

The full article may be found here

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மனம் போல வாழ்க்கை "It’s not what we don’t know that hurts us--it’s what we think we know that isn’t true that hurts us "

In the words of Dawson Church, author of The Genie in Your Genes

 "It’s not what we don’t know that hurts us--it’s what we think we know that isn’t true that hurts us."

Why does one identical twin develop cancer and the other remain healthy when they have identical DNA?

Why does one twin become obese and another remain lean?

Your mind has the power to create or cure disease

You are a being of energy, and as such, you have an electromagnetic component to every biological process.

Every thought or feeling produces a complex change in the make-up of your organs.

Blair Justice, PhD, author of Who Gets Sick, says,  ''genes account for only 35 percent of longevity while diet, exercise, stress and other environmental factors are the major reasons people live longer''.

          Heart surgery patients who have a strong social support and spiritual practice have better chances of recovery.


Meditating for just 30 minutes per day can boost your mood better than antidepressants.

Older people with positive attitudes have less chances of risk of death from cardiovascular disease and  lower risk from all other causes.

 Clearly, your beliefs, thoughts, and intentions have a much stronger affect on your life than your genes do.

We’ve always taught our children the importance of controlling their behavior.

But maybe it’s time to focus more on teaching them how to control what they think and feel.

Since beliefs and emotions are what trigger the expression of specific DNA.

 Even more importantly, what you think and feel may affect the DNA of your children, your grandchildren, and their children.

This is only a gist of an article I read on Internet.

Your whetted curiosity could be
satisfied by going here

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

On what grounds these money grabbing greedy Doctors recommend a new drug ? On the say so of a rich drug making company ?

This a gist of article received from

Government and many big businesses  seek to maximize their profit at your health expense.

Vioxx catastdrug killed 60,000 people from heart disease.

Thalidomide was highly recommended by Doctors to Mothers as very good Family Planning drug and it produced many limbless children.

These Doctors were paid large sums of money to recommend it to guileless women.

On what grounds these money grabbing greedy Doctors recommend a
new drug ?  On the say so of a rich drug making company ?
Do the Doctors study the drug trial result notes or count the currency notes
given them by drug companies ?

How many times have Laboratories focused on a result expected
by the company ?

Over a century cigarette companies bamboozled american courts by
issuing lab results that proved tobacco smoking has nothing to do
with lung cancer.

How was that ?   Money talks, eh?

Too Many People are Dying Prematurely as a Result of Corporate Greed

It is a mission to expose these and ultimately change this fatally
flawed system.

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'' எக்சாம் பாஸ் பண்ணினாபோல பெரிய ஆள் எண்டு நினையாதையும் -- மனிசனை மதித்து வேலை வாங்க தெரியோணும் ''

பரமசிவம் திடுதிடுப்பென்று அலட்சியமாக -- ஆனால் ஆணித்தரமாக -- வாய் வன்மையால் -- சிற் ஊழியர்களை புறக்கணிக்கும் உயர்தர ஓபிசேர்களை   மட்டம் தட்டுவான்.

இவன் எனது அன்பான நண்பன் -- கொழுவுபட்டுள்ளோம் -- பல தடைவைகள் -- அடுத்த நிமிடம் சண்டையிட்ட சகோதரங்கள் போல ஓட்டிக் கொள்வோம்.

இவன் அரியாலை எழுத்தோவியர் சூடாமணியின் ''பேச்சு வார்த்தை'' இல்லாத ஓரே தம்பி.

அவனது செயல் திறன்களை கண்டனுபவித்தோரே நம்புவர்.

ஓர் நாள், ஓர் திமிர் பிடித்த Accountant,  தான் முன்னை நாள் கிளார்க் என்பதை மறந்தவர் --

என்னுடன் கதைத்து கொண்டிருந்த --

''  டேய் பரமசிவம், உங்கை என்ன சிரிப்பு, இங்கை வா -- இந்த மேசையை அந்த பக்கத்திலை அரக்கி வை '' 

''  பாருங்கோ சேர் விளையாட்டை'' என்று எனக்கு இரகசியமாக சொன்னவன் -- --

எக்கஔண்ரனை பார்த்து ''  அய்யா, நான் ஓரு சாதாரண ஓபிஸ் பியோன் -- என்ரை வேலை -- ஓரு மேசையில இருக்கிற பைலை மற்ற மேசையில வைக்குறது மட்டும் தான் -- உந்த மேசை கதிரை அரக்குற வேலைக்கெல்லாம் லேபறர் ஓண்டை தேடிப் பிடியும் ''

திகைத்து நின்றவரது முத்தில் அசடு வழிந்த மாதிரி --

விறு விறு என்று வரிந்து கட்டிக்கொண்டு
Office Assistant நிர்வாகியிடம் முறையிட்ட Accountant   --

''  எக்சாம் பாஸ் பண்ணினாபோல பெரிய ஆள் எண்டு நினையாதையும் -- மனிசனை மதித்து வேலை வாங்க தெரியோணும் '' 
என்று தலை குனிய வாங்கி கட்டினார்.

OA சேர் வந்தார், '' தம்பி பரமசிவம் இந்த மேசையை கொஞ்சம் அங்காலை பிடியடாப்பா ''

'' ஓம் சேர் ''

அலுவல் முடிந்தது -- கந்தோரும் சிரி சிரியென்று சிரித்தது --

அன்றுடன் கணக்கரது திமிர் அடங்கியது !   

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Monday, May 17, 2010

துவேஷம் Negative -- இன தேடல் / சேர்மை Positive -- புறம் சொல்வது Indecent

துவேஷம் Negative -- இன தேடல் / சேர்மை Positive -- புறம் சொல்வது Indecent

முருங்கன் Guest House ல் தங்கியிருக்கும் போது பக்கத்து றூம் தம்பி ஓருவர் பேச்சு துணைக்காக வந்தார் ——   

பேச்சும் வேண்டாம் துணையும் வேண்டாம் என்ற எனக்கு அவரது தமிழில் ஓரு ஆர்வம் உருவாகியது ——   

அவர் திருகோணமலை என்றதும் நானும் பதிலுக்கு மலையகத்தில் பிறந்து ஆரம்ப கல்வியை St Don Bosco's  Hatton ல் தொடங்கினேள் என்றேன் ——  

ஆகா -- ஓர் ஓற்றுமை -- இன ஓற்றுமை எமக்குள் உருவாகியது ——   

சம்பாஷணை யாழ் பக்கம் திரும்பியது ——   

அக்காலத்தில் வழமையாக Train, Bus, Market, Liquor Bar என சந்திக்கும்
இடங்களில் யாழ் அல்லாத இருவர் சந்தித்தால் நிற்சயமாக யாழ் அகற்றும் காரணங்கள் அலசுவார்கள் ——   

இதன் காரணம் என்ன ?

அப்படி என்ன கொடூரத்தை எனது யாழ் இனம் எனது சகோதர இனங்களாகிய மன்னார், வன்னி, திருகோணமலை, மட்டக்களப்பு, மலையகம் மக்களுக்கு இளைத்து விட்டது என்பதை அறிய பல கால ஆசை ——   

நானும் கொஞ்சம் கூடுதலாகவே யாழ்
கல்வி திறன்,  நிர்வாக திமிர், நம்மட ஆள் கொள்கை எண்டு ஏகப்பட்ட விஷயங்களை அள்ளி அடுக்கினேன் ——   

கச்சேரியும் முடிந்தது ——    நானும் எனது ஸ்ரோர் அலுவலகம் திரும்பினேன் ——   

சொற்ப காலத்தில் பிள்ளையாண்டான் கொழும்புக்கு மாற்றலாகி ——    எனது மேசையில் இருந்த றெஐிஸ்ரறில் கையெழுத்திட்டதும்

''  ஆ,  அண்ணே நீங்களா -- நல்லதா போச்சி -- யாரோ யாழ் பய குந்திகிணுருப்பான்னு நினைச்சேன் '' 

''  உக்கும் -- விட்டுருவமா மச்சி ''  என உசார் படுத்தி அனுப்பினேன் ——   

சில நாட்களில் என்னுடன் நெருக்கமாக பழகும் சிங்கள ஸ்ரோகீப்பர் -- நமது பிள்ளையாண்டானது பொஸ் (Boss) என்னிடம் வந்தார் ——   

'' Benna, you bastard,  what the bloody hell did you do to that new chap man ? "

''Come on Hema,  I didn't do a damn -- in fact macho,  I haven't spoken to him or even seen the man ever since he came here ''  I replied.

'' I asked the chap many times to ''go to this office and do something'' -- the bugger totally refuses and he won't tell me the reason why --  I can't have him -- You get me another man as replacement ''

''Ok ok hold it -- Send for the chap now -- We will sort out everything''

ஓபிஸ் பியன் கையோடு கூட்டி வந்தார்

''  தம்பி இரும் -- இது கந்தோர் -- என்னுடையதுமில்லை உம்முடையதுமில்லை -- எங்கட அபிப்பிராய பேதங்களை வெளியில எங்களுக்கை அலசுவம் -- யாழ் மனிசரில மற்றவை வச்சிருக்கிற அபிப்பிராயத்தை அண்டைக்கு சொல்லி தந்ததுக்கு நன்றி தம்பி -- நான் சும்மா ஓரு லூசடாப்பா'' 

என்று தமிழில் சமாதானம் சொல்லி அனுப்பிய பிறகு -- இது வரை மஔனியான எனது சிங்கள சகோதர ஓபிஸர் --

''  Yes man,  some of you Jaffna buggers are very good massina,  but most others are bloody nasty fuckers '' 

இவரது அபிப்பிராயத்தை பரிபூரணமாக ஓத்துகொள்கின்றேன் ——    நான் அறிந்த பொது அபிப்பிராயமானதால் ——   

அன்று இராஐதுரைக்கு மட்டக்களப்பு பகுதியை அமிர்தலிங்கம் மன ஓற்றுநையுடன் கொடுத்திருந்தால் ——   

நேற்று இயக்கத்தினில் பிளவு உருவாகியிராது ——   

சம உரிமை கேட்கும் நாம் எமது சகோதரனுக்கு சம உரிமை கொடுக்க
மனம் இல்லாதுள்ளோம் ——   

தனது பிள்ளையை யாரும் குறை சொன்னால் -- முதலாவதாக குறையினது உண்ணயை விசாரிப்பசதே பகுத்தறிவுள்ள நபரது கடமை -- பிள்ளையில் குறை கிடையாது என்று கண்மூடித்தனமாக விவாதிப்பது ஞாயமாகுமா ?

எமது தமிழில், தமிழ் இனத்தில் பெருமைப் படுவது நியாயமே -- அப் பெருமிதத்தினால் ஏனையோரது எரிச்சலை சம்பாதிப்பது மடமையே ——   

என்னை வளர்த்த அக்கா சொல்லுவா
'' Monkey praising its own tail '' ——   

எமது குறைகளை அறிந்து நாம் திருந்துவதே முன்னேற்றத்திற்கு ஓரே வழி ——   

French பாஷை ஓரு காலம் ஓப்பந்தங்கள் எழுதிக்கொள்ள தகுந்த பாஷை என மதிக்கப்பட்டது --
பல பாஷைகளிடம் சொற்களை பொறுக்கிய ஆங்கிலம் இன்று உலக பாஷையாக திகழ்வதை காண்கின்றோம் !    

மறைமலை அடிகளாரின் சுத்த தமிழ் போராட்டத்தை ஏற்றுக் கொண்ட அரசு
அண்ணாமலை தனது குமுதம் சஞ்சிகை
மூலம் ஆங்கிலம் கலந்த தமிழை தந்ததை நாம் பெரிதும்  ரசிக்கவில்லையா ?

வாரம் 350,000 பிரதிகள் வெழிட்டாரே

ஓர் பிரதி வெழியாக முன்னரே விளம்பரங்களினால் ரூபா 64,000 லாபம் ஈட்டினாரே

இவை காணுமே சுத்தமா கலந்ததா பொது மக்கள் பிரியம் என்பதற்கு ?

எனது பிழைகளை குறைகளை தயங்காது சுட்டிக் காட்டினால் என்னை நான் திருத்திக் கொள்ள உதவுகின்றீர்கள் -- நன்றி

என்னிடம் கூறாது என்னை சும்மா தாழ்த்தும்
நபர்களுக்கு கிழவனாகிய நான் ஆசீர்வதிப்பது --

குனிஞ்சு கடிடா !

உன்ர களவானி தனத்தை உனக்கு பின்னால மற்றவை சொல்றாங்களடா ! !


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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Deal regulations worked well for 60 long years. No hassle -- No trouble -- No problem Suddenly Bill Clinton signs two bills into Law

ROBERT  RUBIN the Schemer

BILL  CLINTON  the Culprit                  

Financial Services Modernization Act

The Culprit and Scoundrels of Our Financial Crisis

New Deal regulations worked well for 60 long years.

No hassle -- No trouble -- No problem

Suddenly Bill Clinton signs two bills into Law 

(1) Financial Services Modernization Act

The toxic Act removed the division between Investment and Commercial Banking

(2) Commodity Futures Modernization Act

This devastating Act totally deregulated existing safety measures of 60 years standing

These removals are the initial causes of our financial melt-down  --  Economics savvy Bill Clinton denies it though

Every damn crook and liar denies his crime even when noose is around the neck on the scaffold

These Acts were pushed through by Robert Rubin the Treasury Secretary of Bill Clinton

Robert Rubin was earlier Vice-President of Golman Sahs

Henry Paulson CED of Goldman Sachs went off to serve as treasury secretary to George W. Bush.

Both of them together denied all financial aid to Lehman Brothers Bank, a rival of Goldman Sachs.

Lehman Brothers Bank collapsed and the run on all other banks commenced.

Henry Paulson was head of Goldman Sachs when those toxic mortgage securities were developed.

Millions of American homes were foreclosed making billions for Goldman Sachs.

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein  basically pleaded ignorance about  company’s scams.

He was paid $68 million in 2007, the highest in Wall Street history,

Why were so many senior executives of Goldman Sachs were around presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush?

Clinton knew his economic stuff to know the repercussions of what he was to sign in as Law.

Bush was a moron who always did as he was told.   

Bill Clinton is the CULPRIT

Goldman Sachs executives were the scoundrels --

Chief od them all was Clinton's Treasury Secretary and top man of Goldman Sachs --

Robert Rubin the Schemer !!!

Next we will see the mess --  what these two got together and created for the whole world !

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Monday, May 10, 2010

இலங்கையில் மீண்டும் இந்து சமய பாதயாத்திரை ஆரம்பம் !

இலங்கையில்  மீண்டும்  இந்து சமய பாதயாத்திரை ஆரம்பம் !

இலங்கையில் எமது பள்ளி பராயங்களில் பாதயாத்திரை செல்வதை கேள்விப்பட்டோம் --

சமயம் சம்பந்தப்பட்ட யாத்திரைகளே அவை --

வடக்கு கிழக்கு மாகாணங்களில்  இருந்து தெற்கில் உள்ள கந்தன் வள்ளியை கவர்ந்த கதிர்காமம்  செல்வதே முக்கியமானது --

கந்தனை புகழ்ந்து கோஷமெழுப்பும் பாதயாத்திரை தமிழ் பக்தர்களுடன்
சிங்கள பக்தர்களும் இடையிடையே இணைந்து கொள்வதும் வழைமையாம் ! --

சுதந்திரம் கிடைத்த ஓரிரு வருடங்களில் தமிழ் -- சிங்கள மக்களிடையே அரசியல்வாதிகள்
துவேஷத்தை வளர்த்தனர் --

சிங்கள மக்கள் 85 வீதமெள்றாலும்
படிப்பறிவு கூடிய 12 வீத தமிழர்களது திறமையை கண்டு அஞ்சி, ஏங்கி, வஞ்சித்தது உண்மை தான் -- சொந்த அனுபவம் --

சமய பாதயாத்திரை நீக்கப்பட்டு அரசியல் பாதயாத்திரை தொடங்கியது --

கட்சிகளுக்கும் இனங்களுக்கும் எதிராக பாதயாத்திரை நடாத்தி
பொதுமக்களை மட்டுமே பலி கொடுத்தனர் --

இரு இனங்களது அரசியல்வாதிகளும் தப்பித்துக் கொண்டனர் --

அமிர்தலிங்கத்தினது பிடிபட்ட மகன் ஐே ஆர் ஐயவர்தன அவர்களால் விடுவிக்கப்பட்டார் --

நாடறிந்த உண்மை --

இன்று மீண்டும் சமய பாதயாத்திரை
வடக்கு கிழக்கு மாகாணங்களில் இருந்து தெற்கு நோக்கி ஆரம்பமாகின்றதாமே ! --

இதனை இலங்கை வானொலி தந்தாலும் -- சிங்கள அரசாங்க வானொலி தானே என நம்பாத மக்கள் இருக்கத்தான் செய்வார்கள் --

அவர்கள், அரசியல்வாதி கெடுதியை போதித்தால் அவற்றை மட்டும் திடமாக நம்புவார்கள் --

பகுத்து அறிய இயலாத ஐடம் தான் அய்யா நம் சுயநல மக்கள் --

ஓர் தலைவர் கூறியது போன்று --

'' மக்கள் ஓரு மந்தைக் கூட்டமடா !!! ''

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They do not cook their own food at home as ingradients are too costly -- and the family is immersed in re-payment of Housing Loan --

''2  Dollar  Help ''

It is sad indeed there seems to be a rift prevailing in our minds of the sufferings experienced by our people in the former war zone of Vavyniya  and those in other parts of Lanka.

To know the internal turmoil our Tamil people are suffering within Colombo,  mostly,  we had the oppurnity to explore two slum areas.

Wanathamulla,  where Saravanamuthu Cricket Stadium is established.

And Orugodawatte,  Welampitiya.

The people in these areas speak both languages --  Tamil at home and Sinhala in outter world --

They mingle freely and easily with Sinhala and Muslim communities --

And they emphatically state Tamil has no commercial value --

And school students say they speak Tamil to communicate with parents and elderly at home --  Even though parents and elderly could speak Sinhala very fluently.

The Tamil language bond is maintained at home.

People in Negombo and Chilaw too use Tamil at home and Sinhala out of home.

We identified two families --

Rajani Kanth -- A driver of 3 Wheeler who took us around and guided our explorative passage in those areas --

Father of two boys of 6 and 4 years.

They do not cook their own food at home as ingradients are too costly  --  and the family is immersed in re-payment of Housing Loan --

They pay an enormous interest at Rs 300/= per day --  Each each and every day !

Selvi,  Kalai Selvi,  a nurse at a private clinic and ''Elderly Day Care Centre'' --


In-mates of her bright home among 1000s of tin roofed hovels are --

Father - retired Petroleum Coporation employe, turned Auto-Rickshaw ( 3 Wheeler) who sold his auto vehicle to pay a month's
interest --
Mother a stomach cancer patient attending Maharagama Cancer Institute --
Brother - separated from his young family who contributes a small sum towards ''interest payment'' --
A ten year old son --

Selvi pays,  now close your eyes,  Rs 20,000/= a month as interest alone.

Am I helping the poor ?

Or am I biting more than I can chew ?

But my heart goes out to them too !

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Vinegar is a product that can clean you, the dog, your car, and your house

By Allison Ford, DivineCaroline

A lttle lengthy article -- But has many useful tips for you and your pets and home too !

White vinegar has dozens of household applications

Vinegar is cheap, and it doesn’t irritate allergies like some fragranced cleansers.

Adding a few tablespoons of white vinegar to the water when poaching eggs helps the whites stay formed.

Add a few tablespoons to the water when boiling eggs, and if any shells crack, the whites won’t leak out.

If your leafy veggies are wilted, soaking them in cold water with a little vinegar can perk them right up.

After chopping an onion, you can eliminate the odor from your hands by rubbing them with a bit of white vinegar.

When cooking any vegetables from the cabbage family (like broccoli or cauliflower), adding a little vinegar to the water will perk up the taste and reduce the gassiness they can induce.

Vinegar's acid acts as a disinfectant and an odor neutralizer.

Clean and deodorize the garbage disposal by mixing equal parts vinegar and baking soda and putting it down the drain.

After letting this fizzing mixture sit for a few minutes, flush out the drain with warm water for a clean and stink-free sink.

The steam from a boiling a bowl of vinegar and water can loosen caked-on food and get rid of odors in the microwave, too.

Weapon against fruit flies -- set out a small dish of white vinegar and some smashed fruit, covered with plastic wrap with some holes in it–the flies crawl into the trap, but can’t get out.

If your stemware is cloudy from the dishwasher, wrap the glasses in paper towels soaked in vinegar, let them sit, and the cloudy deposits will rinse right off.

There’s no need to use bleach on tile grouting when you can let vinegar soak on it and then scrub with a toothbrush.

Bring lightly scuffed or dirty DVDs back to life by wiping them down with some vinegar on a soft cloth.

If you have water condensation marks on your wood, just rub the piece of furniture with equal parts vinegar and vegetable oil to remove them. Make sure to rub with the grain, and then invest in a set of coasters.

If a child has an “accident” on a mattress, clean it with a solution of vinegar and water.

Afterwards, pour some baking soda onto the mattress, and brush or vacuum the residue once it’s dry.

Spraying vinegar onto deodorant-stained shirts before the wash can remove the discoloration.

It’s also great for fighting mustard, tomato sauce, or ketchup stains.

Adding a cupful of vinegar to the rinse cycle of your washing machine can freshen up bright colors and give you cleaner laundry.

Acetic acid won’t harm fabrics, but it dissolves the soap residue that can dull dark clothing.

It also acts as a fabric softener, a static reducer, and a mildew-inhibitor.

Vinegar will also loosen chewing gum stuck to car upholstery, rugs, and carpeting.

Vinegar can function as a car cleaner and an organic pest remover.

If your car still sports a bumper sticker from two elections ago, remove it by spraying the decal with white vinegar to saturate the area, and the sticker will peel off in a few hours. (You might need to spray it a few times.)

Wiping down your car windows and windshield with a three-to-one vinegar-water mixture can keep them frost-free in the wintertime.

Kill weeds and crabgrass growing in sidewalks and driveways by pouring vinegar onto them.

A half-and-half solution of vinegar and water can even kill garden slugs if it’s sprayed directly onto them.

To extend the life of cut flowers, add a few tablespoons of vinegar to the water in their vase, along with a teaspoon of sugar

Wipe out itchy ears with undiluted vinegar to keep dogs and cats from scratching at them.

Cats avoid vinegar, so to keep them from scratching furniture or sitting on certain areas, spray a vinegar solution onto the spot.

For outdoor areas, soak a sponge in vinegar and place it in the forbidden area to keep cats away.

If kitty likes to mark his territory, spraying the area with vinegar can help eliminate the smell and deter recurrences.

Vinegar can disinfect, deodorize, and de-gunkify just about everything.

From shower curtains to sofa cushions, there’s not much that it can’t do.

As an alternative to expensive and harsh cleaning chemicals, vinegar is something you can feel good about keeping in your cupboards.

White vinegar and baking soda can even remove product buildup from hair and leave it soft and manageable.

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One Laptop per Child targets Middle East and E Africa -- Why NOT Sri Lanka ? !

One Laptop per Child targets Middle East and E Africa

"$100 laptop" the Xo computers will deliver computers to every primary school child in East Africa.

The partnership between One Laptop per Child (OLPC) and the East African Community (EAC) aims to deliver 30 million laptops in the region by 2015.

OLPC in partnership with a UN agency aims to deliver 500,000 machines in the Middle East.

The EAC organisation represents the governments of Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Burundi.

Rwanda which has more than 20,000 pupils using them.

The country has an order for 70,000 more

We want Xo computers to be as a fundamental as electricity

There are four million Palestinian refugees in five countrie

OLPC the idea of Prof Negroponte had difficulty with Intel and has now contracted with AMD.

[[[ AMD is as good as Intel but more honest --
It is our duty to support AMD ]]]

However, it had difficulty getting governments to commit to bulk orders.

The rugged machines -  designed for children in the developing world

They run both Linux and Microsoft Windows -

Are now offered in single units for around $200 each.

There were currently around 1.6 million machines distributed around the world

If  African nations are on to Laptops for kids --
how about Sri Lanka !

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To mark World Press Freedom Day, President Rajapaksa ordered the release of a journalist who was sentenced to 20 years in prison on terrorism charges.

Media watchdog group names freedom "predators"

Media watchdog group Reporters Without Borders has named the leaders of China, Russia and Rwanda as some of the world's worst "predators of freedom".

The report, marking World Press Freedom Day, lists what the Paris-based group regards as the 40 worst offenders against the freedom of the press.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il and the head of Burma's military government Than Shwe, are also on the list.

Mexico is named as among the most dangerous countries for journalists.

Sixty-two journalists have been killed in Mexico over the last decade.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has "promoted a climate of pumped-up national pride that encourages the persecution of dissidents and freethinkers", the report contends.
Group lists offences against press freedom in 40 countries

Sri Lanka pardons jailed editor

Israeli Defence Forces have physically injured at least 33 Palestinian journalists,

 Palestinian militant group Hamas is also criticised.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's brother, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, of condoning attacks on journalists.

To mark World Press Freedom Day,  President Rajapaksa ordered the release of a journalist who was sentenced to 20 years in prison on terrorism charges.

Tamil journalist JS Tissainayagam had been convicted on the basis of articles he wrote which the government said incited racial hatred.

 Full report here   

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Goldman Sachs made billions of dollars -- During the collapse of the housing market -- US Senate investigation has discovered

Goldman Sachs, the Bank,  made billions of dollars --

During the collapse of the housing market --

US Senate investigation has discovered --

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed civil fraud charges against Goldman Sachs

The SEC claims that Goldman arranged mortgage investments  --  without telling clients  --  that the portfolio was put together with help from a hedge fund  ---  that was betting on them to fail.

Senator Levin said the emails show Goldman shifted in early 2007 from neutral to a short position, betting that the mortgage market was likely to collapse.

The Senate panel will also hear on Tuesday from Fabrice Tourre, the London-based bond trader who is named in the SEC charges.

On Saturday, Goldman released a series of e-mails from Mr Tourre, in one of which he jokes that he has sold doomed investments to widows and orphans.

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many are not getting nearly enough sleep -- tossing and turning of our loved ones!

Dr. Laura Berman

3 Ways to Sleep Better Together

Sleep is a powerful restorative

Yet many are not getting nearly enough sleep -- tossing and turning of our loved ones!

Blanket-hogging to snoring, keep us awake

Sleeping together can create intimacy and bonding --

Natura Sleep Solutions offers a line of mattresses with Dual-Slat system technology.

The mattress has a separate base for each partner, although it is all part of the same bed.

Movements of one partner won't affect the other side of the mattress.

The Tempur-Pedic® Swedish Mattress offers couples a respite from tossing and turning --

Mattress conforms to the individual's body and isolates each partner's movement.

Did you know that your pillow might be filled with dust mites, dust mite feces, and other allergens?

Throw your pillow out a least once a year in order to maintain fluff and keep out the bed bugs.

Buy a pillow with fabric that can destroy dust mites -- ProTech Fortel Anti-Dust Mite pillow.

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Shampoo, Cosmetics May Form Cancer-Causing Substance in Water Supplies

Shampoo, Cosmetics May Form Cancer-Causing Substance in Water Supplies

Anne Minard

National Geographic NewS

Your shampoo may seem harmless, but it could be contributing to the formation of a mysterious, cancer-causing substance

New research reveals that common household products such as shampoo can interact with disinfectants

Cancer-causing substances called nitrosamines.

Nitrosamines form in small amounts when exposed to chloramine, the disinfectant of choice

The chemical—a combination of chlorine and ammonia—has been used increasingly in drinking water disinfection

The study suggests "it's entirely possible that we're producing more problems—and maybe even worse problems—with chloramines,"

Nitrosamines are found in a wide variety of sources, including processed meats and tobacco smoke

Full report here

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Do you want your portrait done ? Get it done by Anura Srinath is a versatile artist, painter, illustrator, cartoonist and poet.

Amazing art works of Anura  Srinath ---

                        Smiling  Child      



 Anura Srinath is a versatile artist, painter, illustrator, cartoonist and poet.

His vivid imagination is unique.

Anura is a rare Sri Lankan artist with a wide range of talent in many fields.

So much so,  he was engaged by prestigious advertisement agencies such as Masters  and  JWT.

A  sample of  his portraits of Amitahb Bachan and Saruk Kahn will convince anyone of his ability.

He was commissioned by many in the rich and the famous circle of Colombo high society.

We,  sadly, cannot mention their names here without their permission.

How would his talent benefit you ?

Anura can give expression to your dream. image and idea the way you would want it.

If you require fine arts.

Anura has a gallery of them or he can paint one for you.

If you want, a caricature, Anura will be your mind's voice.

If you want, particular illustrations that would fit into, let us say your new book, Anura can do wonders for you.

All in all, Anura will not just draw or paint. He will draw and paint what you want the way want it.

You may contact him --

Mobile     0094 777305798
Phone           4 112844236 (Residence)

                        0094 115631685 (Office) 
Address     275,Bangalawatta,Kottawa,
Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka.

Just try him and he will never let you down !

His website is here

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பலஸ்தீன பிரதமர் Salam Fayyad, 58, புதிய அணுகு முறை ஓன்றை பிரயோகிக்க முயல்கின்றார்


பலஸ்தீன -- இஸ்றேல் சிக்கலே உலகின் நீண்ட கால, அதிரடி, தீர்க்க இயாலாத ப்றொப்ளம் ——   

அங்கு பலஸ்தீன பிரதமர் Salam Fayyad, 58, புதிய அணுகு முறை ஓன்றை பிரயோகிக்க முயல்கின்றார் ——   

ஓரு பக்கம் அமெரிக்காவின் முயற்சியில் பல செல்வந்த நாடுகள் இணைந்து செயல் படுகின்றன ——   

ஆனால், இணக்கம் காண்பதற்கு வழி தொலைவில் தன்னும் தோன்றவில்லை ——     

Salam Fayyad, பலஸ்தீன ஜனாதிபதி மொகமட் அப்பாஸ், 75, அவர்களால் பிரதமராக நியமனம் பெற்றவர் ——   

அமெரிக்காவில் பொருளாதார பயிற்சி அடைந்தவர் ——   

வாரத்தில் இருமுறை கிராமங்களுக்கு விஜயம் செய்பவர் ——   

வாரம்தோறும் மக்களுக்கு றேடியோ பிரசங்கம் வளங்குலார் -- அப்படியொரு
நெருக்கமான தொடர்பு ——   

அடிக்கடி பலஸ்தீன பத்திரிகையாளர்களை
சந்திப்பார் ——   

தனது Facebook and Twitter accounts களை கவனிக்க தனி நபர் ஓருவரை அமர்த்தி உள்ளார் — ஓபாமா பாணியில் ——   

றோடுகள் திருத்தம், பாதுகாப்பு பலப்படுத்தல், நீதிமன்ற சீர்திருத்தம்
ஆகியவற்றில் கவனம் செலுத்தினார் ——   

இதனால் இஸ்றயேல் தனது துருப்புகளை
குறைத்தது — அதனால் போக்கு வரத்து அதிகரித்து பலஸ்தீன பொருளாதாரம் சற்று வளர்ந்தது ——

இம் முன்னேற்றத்தை அவதானித்த செல்வந்த நாடுகள் பெரும் தொகையான உதவி பணத்தை வாரி வளங்குகின்றன ——   

அவற்றை தனது பொக்கற்றுள் திணிக்காது நாட்டினது அபிவிருத்திக்காக செலவிடுகின்றார் ——   

பலஸ்தீனத்தை வளர்தெடுத்த பின்னர் தன்னிச்சையாக தனி நாடு பிரகடனம் செய்வாரோ என பயப்படும் குளுக்களும் இருக்கின்றன !

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Sunday, May 2, 2010 Some kids that need immediate help -- They are dressed up for the photograph shoot -- Borrowed bloom !

Tonsberg Children's Home

 The Building of Tonsberg Children's Home in Vavuniya funded from Norway by a son of a friend of ours  --  Tonsberg Children's Home is a separate entity,  by itself,  managed by a Committee of senior officers of the Department of Education of Vavuniya,  Sri Lanka.

This post is to illustrate the needs in dire want by the poorest of the poor. 

Some kids that need immediate help -- They are dressed up for the photograph shoot  -- Borrowed bloom !

Notice the withered look of mother who sacrificed much for motherless grandson.

Life's  Hard  -- Better be Good

 Forlorn sympathizer 

 Lost Parents - Now with relatives

Another unfortunate with sharp eyes

Downcast --  Lost Self-confidence

Ms  Jeya  Jesunesan -- Chief  Cordinator --
She initiated the selection of Working Committee of the 
Tonsberg Children's Home in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka --
Quite a successful organization that aids 100 odd needy kids with food,  clothes and education for them to tide over difficult times today!
We depend on her good offices to provide direct and immediate help to the selected few families.
May God bless her!


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Saturday, May 1, 2010

BBC survey shows view of US has improved sharply last year. America's influence in the world is now more positive than negative.

BBC survey begun in 2006 shows views of the US around the world have improved sharply over the past year.

For the first time America's influence in the world is now seen as more positive than negative.

As in 2009, Germany is viewed most favourably while Iran and Pakistan are seen as the most negative influences.

Nearly 30,000 people in 28 countries were interviewed for the poll, between November 2009 and February 2010

Doug Miller, chairman of international polling firm GlobeScan carried out the poll

Of the full list of 28 countries surveyed this year, the US is viewed positively in 19

Germany is the most favourably viewed nation  --   followed by Japan  --  the United Kingdom  --   Canada  --   and France

In contrast, Iran is the least favourably viewed nation  --   followed by Pakistan  --   North Korea  --   Israel  --   and Russia

The 15 countries included in the poll every year since 2005 are: Australia, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, Turkey, the UK and the US

For full report please go here

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