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WTO & th role of soverign nations

Recently the Nirobi round of talks has ended in World Trade Organization  (WTO). The picture being painted is grim for developing worlds atleast. The talks are an attempt to talk-down on developing & under-developed world. What it is in actuality is a tool of the oligarchs or Multi-National Enterprises(MNE) who own a large capital world-wide to make the sovereign republics to act on the vihims of these oligarchs.

The heads of many a committees in WTO are associated with MNEs. They publish reports which best suits the interest of these MNEs & also lobby in their home countries(which are mainly western) to comply with their demands.They do not respect international treaties or the rules & regulations of international organizations.

This has turned the international relations, economies, businesses into dirty waters. For example, the signing of Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) & other such agreements. Unilateral sanctions on countries & declaration of war & invasion with considering sentiments of international community(After all, these wars happen for market-share & crude).

In the end, I would like to say that such un-dharmic attempts can only b suppressed by united spirit of people called governments. For  this governments need to function, in the same manner as a child has to educate(in literature, sports or any other form) himself(there is no better alternative).

India & the overall developement of society

India has traditionally been a peace loving country before, during & after british rule on this sub-continent. That does not mean has never used force against its external aggressors. The purpose of bringing this sentence in the beginning is to clear the reader of the prejudice. From about 5000 years ago when this sub-continent has seen the rise of ‘Harappan’ or ‘Indus valley’ civilization, this country has seen overall development.

The desire & urge for overall development among the people of this sub-continent is was so strong that they had artisans, craftsmen, technologists, traders, engineers, soldiers, merchants among them along with intellectuals(however, there is no solid proof for the same & it can only be analyzed).

During the later years upto the time of independence Indians(I am people of Indian sub-continent) were not eager for any kind of any major  war as they sincerely felt that military development could alter the social balance. For this they resisted many-a-invaders, but never let the society degrade. This is the beauty of this sub-continent.

But in the post-independence India this has taken the past glory has not been reflected in the governments that have ruled this sub-continent. Being socially, economically, technologically & militarily developed serves a greater purpose to this world as a whole.

For this the countries have to come out of their ego clashes.



America’s Educational System Must Be Fixed for the Sake of Our Anagram Puzzles

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Midlife Crisis Crossover!

Today I exchanged emails with a loyal MCC reader (we’ll call her “my wife”) who spent part of her work day on a themed anagram puzzle, given to her as a light-hearted challenge to while away the seconds between hectic responsibilities. She received a list of twelve scrambled people or things from the 1960s and tasked with decrypting their true identities. No problem, right? Anagrams are a simple task straight out of Highlights for Children, or a weak issue of Dell Pencil Puzzles and Word Games when the writers were tired of trying.

Because her supervisors set forth no rules about what might constitute cheating, and because I know stuff, she shared the list with me so I could help her speed up the process and possibly win prizes. I like when my wife wins things because sometimes they’re shareable and I therefore also win by extension.

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Double Trouble


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Two grizzly cubs take a break from clamming with their mother on the Alaskan mudflats to have a look around.  The sows and cubs spend a couple of hours digging and eating razor clams each day that the tides are low enough to do so.  Until the salmon start running, usually in late July or early August in this part of Alaska, the clams are the major source of protein in these coastal bears’ diet.

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How Not to Celebrate Customer Service Appreciation Week

Midlife Crisis Crossover!

Anyone who’s in the same general field as my wife and I should be gearing up right about now for this year’s Customer Service Appreciation Week. I’m not sure if this annual internal salute to service representatives was invented by the same Hallmark scientists who created such business-based holidays as Boss’ Day or Secretaries Day, but since it benefits me each year, I refuse to be an ingrate.

The premise, for those of you in other fields with your own traditions of positive reinforcement: each year for five consecutive business days, customer service supervisors who can spell and pronounce “morale” treat their employees to a series of extra fun perks. Sometimes it’s free donuts for breakfast and/or a a catered lunch. Sometimes there are team-building exercises or one-on-one contests, with useful prizes at stake. For companies with relaxed dress codes, there can also be themed clothing days — e.g…

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Weekend Wanderings – Kyneton

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Last Wednesday I went for a trip with my photography friends and we decided to head north to Kyneton.  It is a beautiful country town, with many old buildings and some fantastic little features.  With it only being about a two hour drive up the Calder Freeway, it is a very doable day trip.  We didn’t do much in the town, but rather headed out the Malmsbury Road to photograph a bridge I have photographed quite a few times.

LeanneCole-kyneton-20131002-8487It is a disused bridge that is alongside the road.  I find it quite fascinating.  Every time I go back there is something different, and this time it was the water, it was up so high.  We have been having a lot of rain lately.  Actually we almost didn’t go because of the weather.  It was very windy, I mean very windy, and we thought we would get rained on.  Which…

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