Showing posts with label america. Show all posts
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Change … Change is Awaited

Change … Change is Awaited
If we look at the world we can see people worried, they are worried for different reasons. Some of them lost their life time savings, some do not have healthcare, and some cannot afford food once a day.
We are worried; everyone else is worried for different reason. Some lost jobs, some of them lost home and some of them everything. There is no justice, waiting for justice years and it never arrives.
There are leaders who elections on Them of Change. Have they able to change anything in this world. It has gone from bad to worst. Are we better off than 4 years ago?
Everyone is looking for peace and satisfaction.
Change is Awaited
Can these leaders bring a change in this world? The corporate world is corrupt and corruption is at top. Can such leaders bring a change in the society, than they make this society a better place? These are few examples of corruption in the society. Corruption is at highest level.
What kind of society we are looking for ourselves and our offspring.
Everyone is thirsty, looking for change, let us make change happen.
Don’t support them in the society.
We have seen two scandals recently. CIA Chief has resigned, the same man who was head of US Military before, the second man to go Lockheed Martin head. These are few scandals across western world, which has destroyed social values and ethics.
They are representative of society there.
CIA director David Petraeus resigns over 'unacceptable' extramarital affair
Petraeus says he had shown 'extremely poor judgment' over affair, which came to light during an FBI investigation The head of the CIA David Petraeus resigned on Friday, saying that he had shown "extremely poor judgment" by having an extramarital affair. The affair was discovered during an FBI investigation into a potential breach of security, it emerged. No criminal proceedings were being considered.
It is an embarrassing downfall for one of America's most senior and respected generals, and one of the most high-profile members of the Obama administration.
Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World
Petraeus is hardly the first high-profile person to engage in such behavior. He’s in dubious company among a number of corporate leaders who have recently been caught in compromising circumstances.
The world of business has been the source of numerous powerful and highly placed individuals who put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk – all for an extramarital dalliance.
The same day Petraeus resigned — Lockheed Martin president and chief operating officer Chris Kubasik offered his resignation at the request of the company’s board of directors. This happened just two months before he was to assume a new role as CEO.

According to the company’s website, the married executive had been involved in “a close personal relationship with a subordinate employee,” actions which “violated the company’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.”
Mark Hurd
Mark Hurd is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. The New York Times characterized his tenure there as "one of the great rescue missions in American corporate history, refocusing the strife-ridden company and leading it to five years of revenue gains and a stock that soared 130 percent."
Still, Hurd was forced to resign in 2010. A sexual harassment probe found that he had violated company standards by filing inaccurate expense reports, as part of an effort to conceal a personal relationship with HP marketing consultant Jodie Fisher. The investigators found that the married CEO had not harassed her, but had paid her up to $10,000 per event to accompany him to business functions.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Strauss-Kahn was removed from an Air France flight at Kennedy Airport and arrested that same day, moments before the plane would have taken off and flown him back to France. Two days later, he was charged with multiple felony counts, and if he’s convicted of all of them, he could be sentenced to almost 75 years in prison. He resigned his post at the IMF on May 18, 2011, and he has since pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him.
 “Dominique Strauss-Kahn is well-known as a seducer,” his official biographer, Michel Taubmann, said. “I can’t believe he would force himself on an unwilling woman. That doesn’t make sense.”
François Mitterrand famously ran three parallel families while president. He appointed a former girlfriend of his, Edith Cresson (a married woman) as prime minister in 1991. His predecessor, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, used to borrow a Ferrari from his friend Roger Vadim, the film director and Brigitte Bardot’s first husband, when he went on the pull. (He once crashed it into a milk float early one morning on his way back to the Elysée.) Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy were known for eyeing up comely reporters and female junior ministers.
DSK's extraordinary excuse: 'I didn't know I was sleeping with prostitutes at orgies because they were all naked at the time'
Shamed former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn never knew he was having sex with prostitutes at orgies - because 'all of the women were naked at the time', his lawyer claimed today.
The extraordinary excuse came as new mobile phone records showed the disgraced economist slept with 10 different hookers all charging more than £1,200 a time.
Tristane Banon, 31, claims that she was attacked by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is currently being held in New York over other allegations
In 2008, the married head of the IMF (he is on his third wife) was revealed to have had an affair with the Hungarian economist Piroska Nagy, who worked with him in the same organisation. He was cleared in an internal investigation of abuse of power, though required to apologise publicly for ‘a serious error of judgment’.
Woman minister ‘enjoyed 8 lovers’

FRANCE’S first woman justice minister had up to EIGHT lovers on the go, it was claimed yesterday.

Rachida Dati is in a legal battle to try to force tycoon Dominique Desseigne to say he fathered her daughter Zohra, three. Desseigne, 68, who is refusing to take a DNA test, insists he is one of many who had an “adventure” with Ms Dati, 47 — which will further the philandering reputation of French politicians. And his lawyers have claimed she was involved in up to eight relationships at the time.
It is claimed her boyfriends included a TV host, a Spanish PM, a Qatari politician and a brother of ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Those previously suspected of being Zohra’s father include Mr Sarkozy himself. Ms Dati, who has a reputation as a self-publicist, is said to have encouraged the speculation during interviews.

Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni 'both having affairs'

Rumours that French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy are both having affairs are gaining momentum in France.  

The first 'tweet' claimed that Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy had become romantically involved with Benjamin Biolay, a musician and a winner at France's recent Victoires de la Musique awards.  It then claimed that the jilted Mr Sarkozy had swiftly found solace in the arms of his 40-year-old ecology minister Chantal Jouanno, also a French karate champion.

Celebrity President: Nicolas Sarkozy, Carla, Cécilia and Marie-Dominique

Nicolas Sarkozy was elected the sixth president of the Fifth Republic of France in May 2007. Their first celebrity leader, he is a departure from previous French Presidents in that he courts the press and is happy for them to gossip about his personal life - and his personal life got very public when Nicolas Sarkozy got together with the model Carla Bruni. He has now become a bone fide tabloid celebrity with the typical celebrity gossip circulating about him.

Love-triangle books a headache for France's Hollande

Stuck with dismal approval ratings for his presidential debut, France's Francois Hollande is now having his private life raked over in a series of books that dissect the alleged jealousy between his current and former companions.
Despite Hollande's insistence he wants his home life kept private, public interest has been rife since first lady Valerie Trierweiler sent a "killer tweet" in June that exposed the animosity between her and Segolene Royal, the president's partner up to mid-2007.
A book out this week describes how Hollande's flirtation with Trierweiler goes all the way back to the early 1990s and that in 2003 Royal warned the journalist, 11 years her junior, to stay away from her man, then head of the Socialist Party.

Bill Clinton Scandal: Affair with Monica Lewinsky
In the early days of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, the most damning evidence was presented by Linda Tripp. A close friend and confidante of Monica Lewinsky, Tripp recorded her conversations with the White House intern — conversations that revealed intimate details of what Lewinsky said was a sexual affair with the President. It was these tapes that, when handed over to special prosecutor Kenneth Starr in 1998, led to the expansion of the investigation into Clinton and Lewinsky's supposed relationship, paving the way for an eventual impeachment vote by the House of Representatives.

Mr Berlusconi - Scandals over his private life
Mr Berlusconi - caught in a series of scandals over his private life, including his alleged dealings with younger women and prostitutes - has frequently turned to a pithy phrase in an attempt to shrug off the allegations. At the end of the previous year, as allegations swirled about escorts and "Bunga, bunga" parties, the PM deadpanned the line: "I unfortunately have never in my life been to a wild party."
However, the talk of scandal has got under his collar at times.
He told Il Giornale newspaper in an interview on 12 August 2009 that he had nothing to apologise for and no skeletons in his cupboard: "I deserve to be left in peace: enough violations of privacy."
Questioned on the sex allegations in late July, Mr Berlusconi admitted: "I am not a saint, you've all understood that." In an earlier interview with gossip magazine Chi, Mr Berlusconi denied he pays for sex, adding: "I never understood where the satisfaction is when you're missing the pleasure of conquest."
More bluntly, in November 2010 Mr Berlusconi hit out with the following: "It's better to like beautiful girls than to be gay."

Silvio Berlusconi's scandals

A party animal

CETTO LA QUALUNQUE is an irredeemably corrupt, vulgar businessman from Calabria, Italy's mobster-ridden toe. He has just returned from a stretch on the run from the law to stand for mayor of his native, bullet-ridden Marina di Sopra (ominously twinned with Weimar). Unlike Martin Luther King, he says, “I have no dream…but I do like pilu [a dialect term for a bit of tail].” Mr La Qualunque, the central character in a new film, “Qualunquemente”, is an invention. But this week he suddenly looked awfully real.
On January 17th Milan prosecutors submitted to parliament a dossier of statements, reports and wiretap transcripts that depicted scenes as extravagantly sordid as anything in the much-trailed comedy. They included orgiastic parties staged at the home of Italy's prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, involving more than 20 half-naked women, and a room for what are known to participants as “Bunga Bunga” sessions, equipped for pole-dancing, with wardrobes full of skimpy nurses' and policewomen's uniforms.
John Edwards
North Carolina senator John Edwards had served only a portion of his one term in the US senate before running for president in 2004. He lost the nomination, but was selected as Democratic nominee John Kerry’s running mate.
After Edwards’ unsuccessful 2008 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, a story broke in The National Enquirer that he was having an extramarital affair. It turned out to be spot-on. Not only had Edwards had an affair with filmmaker Rielle Hunter, but he had fathered a child with her as well. Edwards has since reduced his profile considerably, and it is not known if he plans to return to the national stage.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
“The Governator” served for over seven years, and left office in January 2011. Then, on May 9, 2011, he and wife Maria Shriver announced that they were separating after 25 years of marriage. The Los Angeles Times revealed that the actor and politician had fathered a child out of wedlock ten years earlier with one of their family’s household staff, and while it’s too early to tell what kind of an effect this revelation will have on Schwarzenegger’s future, he asked that his family be respected and left alone. "While I deserve your attention and criticism,” he said in a statement, “my family does not. " 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Mockery of Justice
US soldier to serve no time for Iraq killings - Americas - Al Jazeera English:

'via Blog this'

This episode shows the how American Justice system work. It may be Afia Siddiqui case or any other case, justice is only the right of American. Others who are oppressed and destroyed on fake claims are denied justice. There are nothing called justice. This episode is just one of the many which shows bias of American System.

A US marine accused over the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in the city of Haditha was demoted to the rank of private but will serve no time behind bars, a military spokesman has said.
Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, the last squad member to face justice after all the others were cleared, was sentenced to 90 days confinement but he will not serve it for procedural reasons, the spokesman said.
The sentencing hearing was held on Tuesday at Camp Pendleton, south of Los Angeles.

Word of the maximum sentence sparked outrage in Iraq, where Ali Badr, a Haditha resident and relative of one of the victims, called it "an insult to all Iraqis" and "solid proof that the Americans don't respect human rights".
Wuterich, 31, the commander of a unit whose other members have been exonerated, pleaded guilty on Monday to negligence, ending the final prosecution stemming from the 2005 incident.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Clinton pledges increased aid for Libya . Who need aid? US or Libya?

Clinton pledges increased aid for Libya - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Who need aid? Bankrupt America or Wealthy Libya?

When I saw this headline today, I am really surprised, American Secretary of State has offered 41 million USD in aid to Libya. Who need aid? This is biggest question came to my mind?
Why America is so generous with this Islamist today? Suppose to be arch enemies of America. The fact of matter is that today Libya's sovereign wealth fund is worth 156 Billion USD and Libya has gold in Central bank 150 ton to 180 ton and most important it has oil.
In last 40 years American companies did not secure any major contract in Libya? This is because of hostilities between two countries, today the renovation for oil sector will be 30 billion USD opportunity and yes many benefits.
To get American interest moving in hostile Libya, this is what Mrs. Hillary Clinton is shaking hand warmly with Islamist, she can do further, as American history shows and fact it is same today, she can offer many more things to Islamist in Libya. Everything on offer is game of if, if they promise to toe the line of USA policy and give all kinds of concessions and opportunities to American companies. This is well known fact, in Iran - Iraq war, America supplied missiles and many hardware and software to Iran, back door politics. Still American is playing same game. Arab should understand double game of America.
America is not friend of anybody except ITSELF.

What Mrs. Clinton offered is not aid but what called in good word " facilitation charges", lobbying and promotion of American interest, some call it protecting American interest. I call it bribe given to exploit all kind of social, political and business opportunities in Libya. Otherwise America is bankrupt and do not have enough money to pay for it's own citizens healthcare.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Is America a Friend?

Please have a look at following incidents and tell me if America is Friend or Not?
This Friend of Dear Prime Minister, for this he put his government on test and ditched long time trusted friend.
America can be best friend of Mr. Prime Minister and his team( I call them Team ManMohan), prominent among them is Montek Singh.
Government unhappy with US response to troubles of Indian diplomats.
NEW DELHI: Reacting to the forced labour suit brought against Indian consul general in New York Prabhu Dayal , the government here protested against what it called the targeting of the country's diplomats in the US, subtly cautioning that it could sour public opinion and have repercussions for ties. Trashing as "motivated and baseless" the charge that Dayal forced his Indian domestic help to work like a slave, the foreign ministry said, "We are disappointed and deeply concerned that Indian diplomats and their family members should be targeted in such a manner in a friendly country like the US." It added, "Such actions impede the ability of the individuals in question to discharge their official responsibilities as well as cause untold mental harassment and anguish. These incidents cannot be dismissed lightly."

India to issue another warning to US on hike of professional visa fees

NEW DELHI: India will issue yet another warning to the United States on the non-compatibility of the recent hike in professional visa fees and imposition of additional import taxes on government purchases with World Trade Organisation, or WTO, rules. Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma will take up the issue with US Trade Representative Ron Kirk later this week. "We are seriously pursuing the issue with the US government as we feel that both the measures violate global trade rules. The minister will discuss the issue at length with the USTR," a commerce department official told ET. Sharma is scheduled to meet Kirk in Washington DC on Wednesday.

India had issued a non-paper or an informal communication to the US earlier this year stating that both the measures, that were part of the country's attempt to fund its enhanced border security plan and health programme for 9/11 victims, flouted multilateral trade norms of the WTO. The US, however, is yet to respond to the communication. "The minister will try to drive home the point that we are not willing to let go of the issue as the measures have a significant negative impact on Indian business," the official said, adding that the commerce ministry is in consultation with WTO lawyers and is preparing the ground for filing a case if required. The US increased professional visa fees (H-1B and L-1 visa) by a minimum $ 2,000 for all US-based companies that have more than half of their employees on such visas till 2015. It would mostly affect Indian IT firms, like Infosys and Wipro , and is expected to cost them $200 million annually.

Sari Situation: Indian Ambassador Pat Down

The Indian government is fuming this week after its ambassador to Washington was subjected a TSA pat-down at a Mississippi airport.
"This is unacceptable to India," said External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, according to the BBC. "We are going to take it up with the U.S. government, and I hope things could be resolved so that such unpleasant incidents do not recur."
According to the Indian embassy in Washington, Ambassador Meera Shankar was selected for secondary screening Dec. 4 at the Jackson-Evers International Airport, where she was catching a flight to Baltimore after attending a conference at Mississippi State University.
A university official quoted the ambassador as vowing never to return to Mississippi as a result of the incident, according to the Associated Press.
"The U.S. State Department has reached out to the ambassador and has regretted what had happened," Virander Paul, a spokesman for the Indian embassy, told ABC News.
Some reports have suggested that Ambassador Shankar was selected for the hands-on pat-down because she was wearing a sari, a traditional Indian wrap-around dress. Today, the Transportation Security Administration defended the actions of its officers.

TSA : Indian woman ambassador to US patted down and ill-treated in Mississippi airport

The security check procedure i.e. TSA being followed in US Airports is being criticized by the air passengers in US. Now, the Indian Ambassador to the US Meera ShankarShankar, the top most diplomat of India in US, was subjected to this rigorous security check of being patted down, despite her diplomatic status. This incident has created a public outcry in India. She was pulled from an airport security line and patted down by an American security agent at the Jackson- Evers International Airport Mississippi despite being told of her diplomatic status on December 4. The sari-clad Indian woman diplomat felt humiliated as she was subjected to the hands-on search.
This incident happened even when Shankar presented her diplomatic papers to officers and was escorted by a Mississippi Development Authority representative and an airport security officer. She was about to board a flight to Baltimore after attending the Mississippi State University's programme.
The Clarion-Ledger security agents told Meera Shankar she was singled out because she was wearing a sari, which the paper notes is as "a traditional Indian robe that is draped across the body." As the airport does not yet have full-body scanner, she was subjected to the thorough pat-down.

Another Indian diplomat 'patted down' at airport

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India has taken up the issue of another of its senior diplomats being 'patted down' at an American airport, this time involving India's permanent representative to United Nations Hardeep Puri.
"I have taken it up with the US authorities. And the matter is at that stage," External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna told reporters after the second such incident surfaced Monday. Hardeep Puri was asked to remove his turban during a security check at Houston, and was also kept in a 'holding room' for over half an hour, despite showing his diplomatic credentials."Secretary of State, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, has also given an indication to the fact that they are going to revisit some of these procedures, particularly with reference to diplomatic corps of other countries," added Krishna.The latest incident comes just two days after the US deputy chief of mission Donald Lu was summoned by New Delhi to protest against a similar 'pat down' of the Indian envoy Meera Shankar this month.Lu was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs Saturday and conveyed India's "strong concerns" over the "pat down" search that Meera Shankar was subjected to at the Jackson-Evers International Airport Dec 4 after her visit as a guest of the Mississippi State University.According to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, Shankar was singled out from a group of 30 passengers and pulled aside. Witnesses told the paper that she was chosen as she was wearing a sari, and was patted down despite her diplomatic passport.Krishna had described Shankar's experience as "unacceptable". "We are going to take it up with the government of US that such unpleasant incidents do not recur," the minister had told reporters outside parliament Thursday.He had said there were "certain well-established conventions, well-established practices as to how members of diplomatic corps are treated in a given country". US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns had even made a personal call to Shankar to apologise for the incident.Former Indian diplomats have reacted to the latest incident by pointing out that there should be reciprocal treatment of foreign envoys in India."The issue is not just of diplomats, but also of our Sikh brethren, whose issue we had taken up several times," former Indian ambassador to US, Ronen Sen told Times Now television channel.

Barack Obama targets outsourcing again

WASHINGTON: Stepping up his campaign against outsourcing, US President Barack Obama on Friday asserted his administration would offer tax benefits only to those firms which will create jobs in the country, a move that may hit Indian IT firms in a big way.
"We believe on tax breaks for those firms that create jobs in the US. So we are beginning to do that," Obama said at a press conference here.
His remarks came close on the heels of the Ohio state governor passing an executive order to ban outsourcing, a development that has raised concerns in India which is often described as the world's back office.

Obama calls outsourcing to India unfair practice

Washington: Accusing US companies outsourcing business to India of following unfair business practices, President Barack Obama says his proposal to tax firms shipping jobs overseas was only intended to provide a level playing field.
"If you are a business here, entirely located in the United States, and investing in the United States, and hiring workers in the United States, you are paying a 35 percent rate," he said in an Oval office interview with Bloomberg/Businessweek.
"If you are a multinational and you are investing in India, and your workforce is in India, and your plants and equipment are in India, but your headquarters are here, you are taking deductions on all the expenses in India, but you are keeping your profits outside the United States, that just doesn't seem entirely fair," Obama said.
"The same is true where you have companies that have 90 percent of their sales in the United States, but are posting 90 percent of their profits overseas."
"You get a sense there that the accountants have been busy," he said, suggesting that these companies were taking unfair advantage of current tax laws.
Obama said taking note of "some legitimate concerns" about a similar proposal last year, "we made modifications around some of these proposals."

China, India are grabbing future jobs: Obama

US risks losing out to India, China: Obama

I do not see anything friendly in these events. If Team ManMoham sees friendly ties, then nation has ( India) has right to see differently. These are definitely no friendly incidents.