Britain: longest double-dip recession since World War II

Source: Equity Master



Britain is smack in the middle of the longest double-dip recession since World War II. Official records show that the country ran up its largest current account deficit on record in the second quarter of 2012. The deficit was a whopping GBP 20.8 bn. This includes UK’s trade balance and a shortfall on overseas investments. The country’s citizens are facing tough times. Household spending was down 0.2% over the quarter. The largest declines were in restaurants and hotels, tobacco, and food and drink, as families cut back. However, one positive was that business investment rose 0.9% over the quarter. Overall, the economy contracted by 0.4% during the quarter, slightly less than the previous 0.5% estimate. The economy is still stagnating, and generating employment is the only way to lift economic sentiment. But this is much easier said than done. 

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While Americans want "Walmart" to be thrown out, we are welcoming the same "Walmart"!!

“Walmart = Poverty”


In the largest-ever protest against Walmart in U.S. history, thousands in Los Angeles demanded the world’s largest private employer start respecting its workers and communities or stay out of L.A. Union workers from across the L.A. labor movement marched alongside Walmart and warehouse workers, Chinatown residents, community and civil rights groups, faith leaders, and our sisters and brothers from the San Diego, Orange, South Bay and San Francisco labor councils who came on buses to stand up to Walmart and stop the “Walmartization” of L.A. jobs.







Two Massachusetts Towns “Say No to Walmart”!!


Last month Walmart pulled out of Somerville and Watertown, two cities outside of Boston, claiming it wasn’t economically feasible for the company to open markets in these areas. Here’s what Walmart spokesperson Steven Restivo told Boston.com: “One of the primary deciding factors on any given site – whether it’s in an urban, suburban or rural market – is that it makes sense from a business perspective and contributes to our bottom line.”



Here in India, our government is “more-than-eager” to welcome Walmart. All political parties except Congress are opposed to FDI in retail. The “Bharat Bandh” was total all over India. But, UPA govt is hell-bent on bringing the legislation. Is there a “Foreign Hand” other than the one with remote control playing here!?

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Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari

Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari.

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Swamy Vivekananda’s famous Chicago Speech – today is 119th anniversary


Swami Vivekananda’s speech in World Parliament of Religions, Chicago
September 11, 1893
“Sisters and Brothers of America. [At this moment came the three minute standing ovation from the audience of 7,000] It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm and cordial welcome which you have given us. I thank you in name of the most ancient order of monks in the world; I thank you in the name of the mother of religions; and I thank you in the name of millions and millions of Hindu people of all classes and sects.

 

“My thanks also to some of the speakers on this platform who, referring to the delegates from the Orient, have told you that these men from far-off nations may well claim the honor of bearing to different lands the idea of toleration.
“I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth. I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest remnant of the Israelites who came to Southern India and took refuge with us in very year in which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman tyranny. I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation.
“I will quote to you brethren a few lines from a hymn which I remember to have repeated from my earliest childhood, which is every day repeated by millions of human beings: ‘As the different streams having their sources in different places all mingle their water in the sea, so, O Lord, the different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee.’
“The present convention, which is one of the most august assemblies ever held, is in itself a vindication, a declaration to the world of the wonderful doctrine preached in the Gita: ‘Whosoever comes to me, though whatsoever form, I reach him; all men are struggling through paths which in the end lead to me.’
“Sectarianism, bigotry, and it’s horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful Earth. They have filled the earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilization, and sent whole nations to despair. Had it not been for these horrible demons, human society would be far more advanced than it is now.
“But their time is come; and I fervently hope that the bell that tolled this morning in honor of this convention may be the death-knell of all fanaticism, of all persecutions with the sword or with the pen, and of all uncharitable feelings between persons wending their way to the same goal.”
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……Because we are “Secular”!!!! – Part2

An instance of Indian secularism is the 1978 directive to
NCERT which instructs it to erase all medieval history which paints a
picture of clash between native Hindus and invading Muslims of that
era!

We have chapters spanning many pages for Akbar to Aurangzeb.
But, Shivaji and Maharana Pratap are squeezed into a paragraph each in
our history text books!!

Aryan Invasion Theory is proved to be a myth. Still it is taught
in Indian schools. Dr||S.R.Rao of “Marine Archaeology Unit” of the “National
Institute of Oceanography of India
” has done extensive under-sea excavations
and research to find the submerged Dwaraka city. This has proved that
Mahabharata is not a myth, but a true history of Bharat. But, our history text
books do not cover the Mahabharata.

Here are links to
information related to finding of Dwaraka:
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LyreBird – This is an amazing bird!!

I came across this video today. Assuming that this video/audio is not morphed.

This bird make so many different sounds. I had never heard about this bird before.
So, I was really surprised and sharing the videos here.
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Destruction of statue of Buddha is "Secularism"!! Jai Secularism!!!!

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Recently when some Hindoo youths attacked few youths in a homestay in Mangalore, all hell broke loose. The “secularists” were outraged and attacked this “attack” in all platforms – newspapers, television, blogs, interviews, discussions, facebook, twitter….!! And they didn’t forget to condemn the “Hindoo Fundamentalism” and “communalism”.

Look at the following picture, which clearly shows that Muslims are attacking a Buddha statue. Now, where are our “Secularists”!? Or may be they want this to continue……because what these Muslim youths are doing is nothing but “Secularism”!!

Or whatever Hindoo’s does is communal and whatever a Muslim does is “Secular”!!

Jai Secularism!!!!

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