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A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco. “Mom and Dad, I’m coming home, but I’ve a favor to ask. I have a friend I’d like to bring home with me.” “Sure,” they replied, “we’d love to meet him.” “There’s something you should know the son continued, “he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mine and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us.”
“I’m sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live.” “No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us.” “Son,” said the father, “you don’t know what you’re asking. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and we can’t let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He’ll find a way to live on his own.” At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more from him. A few days later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told. The police believed it was suicide. The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body of their son. They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn’t know, their son had only one arm and one leg.
The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to Love those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don’t like people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable. We would rather stay away from people who aren’t as healthy, beautiful, or smart as we are.
Thankfully, there’s someone who won’t treat us that way. Someone who loves us with an unconditional
love that welcomes us into the forever family, regardless of how messed up we are. Tonight, before you
tuck yourself in for the night, say a little prayer that God will give you the strength you need to accept
people as they are, and to help us all be more understanding of those who are different from us!!!
There’s a miracle called Friendship that dwells in the heart you don’t know how it happens or when it
gets started but you know the special lift It always brings And you realize that Friendship Is God’s most
precious gift! Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed
they lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us.

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THE GREAT INDIAN LOOT

Is India a poor Country?

Revelation of Swiss Bank Accounts

This is so shocking. If black money deposits were an Olympics event, India would have won a gold medal hands down.

Russia , the second best, has four times less deposit.

US does not even figure in the top five!

India has more money in Swiss banks than all the other countries combined!!!!
Recently, due to international pressure, the Swiss government agreed to disclose the names of the account holders, but only if the respective governments formally asked for it. The Indian government is not asking for the details. No marks for guessing why!
We need to start a movement to pressure the government to do so. This is perhaps the only way – and a golden opportunity – to expose the high and mighty and weed out corruption.
Please read on and forward to all honest Indians to build a ground-swell of support for action.
Is India poor? Ask Swiss banks with personal account deposit bank of $1500 billion in foreign reserve which have been misappropriated. Considering that the amount is 13 times larger than the country’s foreign debt, one needs to rethink if India is indeed a poor country
Illegal personal accounts in foreign banks of dishonest industrialists, scandalous politicians and corrupt IAS, IRS, IPS officers have a sum of around $ 1500 billion – an amount about 13 times larger than the country’s foreign debt. With this amount, 45 crore poor people can get Rs 1,00,000 each.
This huge amount has been appropriated from the people of India by exploiting and betraying them.
Once this huge amount of black money comes back to India , the entire foreign debt can be repaid in 24 hours. After paying the entire foreign debt, we will have surplus amount, almost 12 times larger than the foreign debt. If this surplus amount is invested in earning interest, the amount of interest will be more than the annual budget of the Central government. So even if all the taxes are abolished, then too the Central government will be able to maintain the country very comfortably.
Some 80,000 people travel to Switzerland every year, of whom 25,000 travel very frequently. ‘Obviously, these people won’t be tourists. They must be travelling there for some other reason,’ believes an official involved in tracking illegal money. And, clearly, he isn’t referring to the commerce ministry bureaucrats who’ve been flitting in and out of Geneva ever since the World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations went into a tailspin!
Just read the following details and note how these dishonest industrialists, scandalous politicians, corrupt officers, cricketers, film actors, illegal sex trade and protected wildlife operators, to name just a few, sucked this country’s wealth and prosperity. This may be the picture of deposits in Swiss banks only. What about other international banks?
Black money in Swiss banks — Swiss Banking Association report, 2006 details bank deposits in the territory of Switzerland by nationals of following countries:
Top Five:

1. India —- $1,456 billion
2. Russia —$ 470 billion
3. UK ——-$390 billion
4. Ukraine – $100 billion
5. China —–$ 96 billion

Now do the maths – India with $1456 billion or $1.4 trillion has more money in Swiss banks than rest of the world combined.
Public loot since 1947: Can we bring back our money? It is one of the biggest loots witnessed by mankind — the loot of the Aam Aadmi (common man) since 1947, by his brethren occupying public office.

It has been orchestrated by politicians, bureaucrats and some businessmen. The list is almost all-encompassing. No wonder, everyone in India loots with impunity and without any fear. What is even more depressing in that this ill-gotten wealth of ours has been stashed away abroad into secret bank accounts located in some of the world’s best known tax havens. And to that extent the Indian economy has been stripped of its wealth.
Ordinary Indians may not be exactly aware of how such secret accounts operate and what are the rules and regulations that go on to govern such tax havens. However, one may well be aware of ‘Swiss bank accounts,’ the shorthand for murky dealings, secrecy and of course pilferage from developing countries into rich developed ones.
In fact, some finance experts and economists believe tax havens to be a conspiracy of the western world against the poor countries. By allowing the proliferation of tax havens in the 20th century, the western world explicitly encourages the movement of scarce capital from the developing countries to the rich.
In March 2005, the Tax Justice Network (TJN) published a research finding demonstrating that $11.5 trillion of personal wealth was held offshore by rich individuals across the globe. The findings estimated that a large proportion of this wealth was managed from some 70 tax havens. Further, augmenting these studies of TJN, Raymond Baker — in his widely celebrated book titled ‘Capitalism’s Achilles Heel: Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free Market System’ — estimates that at least $5 trillion have been shifted out of poorer countries to the West since the mid-1970.
It is further estimated by experts that 1 % of the world’s population holds more than 57 % of total global wealth, routing it invariably through these tax havens. How much of this is from India is anybody’s guess. What is to be noted here is that most of the wealth of Indians parked in these tax havens is illegitimate money acquired through corrupt means.

Naturally, the secrecy associated with the bank accounts in such places is central to the issue, not their low tax rates as the term ‘tax havens’ suggests. Remember Bofors and how India could not trace the ultimate beneficiary of those transactions because of the secrecy associated with these bank accounts?


Sushil Kumar – India
Men’s Freestyle Wrestling – Bronze winner
Beijing Olympic 2008

* India
* Wrestling
* Birthdate: May 26, 1983
* Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
* Height: 5’4 in (1.63 m)
* Age: 25 years
* Gender: Male


Andriy Stadnik, Ramazan Sahin, Otar Tushishvili and Sushil Kumar (L-R)

(BEIJING, August 20) — India’s Sushil Kumar claimed bronze in the Men’s Freestyle Wrestling 66 kilogram class on Wednesday, August 20.

Kumar took three periods to beat Leonid Spiridonov of Kazakhstan 2-1, 0-1 and 1-0.

Spiridonov finished fourth in the 66kg weight class in Athens, while Kumar took 14th place.

Wrestling
08/20 Men’s 60-66kg
Final Ranking Bronze (3rd)

08/20 Men’s 60-66kg
Bronze Medal Final 2 Sushil Kumar (IND) def. Leonid Spiridonov (KAZ)

08/20 Men’s 60-66kg
Repechage Semifinal – Match 2 Sushil Kumar (IND) def. Albert Batyrov (BLR)

08/20 Men’s 60-66kg
Repechage Quarterfinal – Match 2 Sushil Kumar (IND) def. Doug Schwab (USA)

08/19 Men’s 60-66kg
Round of 16 – Match 6 Sushil Kumar (IND) lost to Andriy Stadnik (UKR)

08/19 Men’s 60-66kg
Qualification – Match 11 Sushil Kumar (IND) def.


Vijender Kumar – India
Boxing
Beijing Olympic 2008

Vijender Kumar
* India
* Boxing

* Birthdate: October 29, 1985
* Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
* Height: 5’11 in (1.82 m)
* Age: 22 years
* Gender: Male


Vijender Kumar (L) of India and Badou GJ Jack (R) of Gamba trade blows.

Athlete Events
Boxing
08/22 69-75kg
Semifinal – Match 2 Upcoming event TODAY (08/22) at 3:15 AM ET
Fri Aug 22 15:16 Men’s Middle (75kg) Semifinal 2
CubaCORREA BAYEAUX Emilio vs
IndiaKUMAR Vijender
at : Workers’ Gymnasium

08/20 69-75kg
Quarterfinal – Match 4 Vijender Kumar (IND) def. Carlos Gongora (ECU)

08/16 69-75kg
Round of 16 – Match 8 Vijender Kumar (IND) def. Angkhan Chomphuphuang (THA)

08/09 Men’s Middle Weight (75kg)
Round of 32 Vijender Kumar (IND) def. Badou G J Jack (GAM)

Historical Results
Rank Event Year Venue
Olympic Games
17 Light Welterweight 2004 Athens, GRE

World Championships
17 Middleweight 2007 Chicago, IL, USA

Asian Championships
2 Middleweight 2007 Ulaanbaatar, MGL