Comet Elenin or what? NASA preparing for Outside Threat!

NASA PREPARING FOR OUTSIDE THREAT, BUT FOR WHAT? COMET ELENIN or SOMETHING ELSE? On June 10 2011 NASA Administrator Charles Bolden sent out a warning to all personnel to prepare themselves for some kind of disaster or outside threat. This warning comes coincidentally as COMET ELENIN believed to be under some kind of intelligent control continues on it’s path towards earth due to make it’s closest alignment or worse, this fall in August and September. It is believed that ELENIN may be playing a major part in the sudden exceleration in the recent spade of earthquakes,tsunamis, tornadoes ,volcanic eruptions, floods and the ever growing list of historical natural disasters that are plaguing the planet at this current time.

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Indian Thatha Kamal and Anna Hazare

‘How many times would have Anna Hazare watched the movie Hindustani?’ is what one is left to wonder with the whole turn out of events. It looks like our National Indian tha tha Annaji has followed the footsteps of our own Indian tha tha ‘Senapathy’ – a role played compellingly by Actor Kamal Haasan in the Tamil original ‘Indian’.

For once the reel character has become the real character and for a relief has intentionally helped benefit the society at large. Whether Kamal haasan or Director Shankar intended for something like this to happen or not but the whole renovation of the anti-corruption ombudsman (Lok pal) bill that was 1st mentioned during early 60’s has taken form in exactly the way paved by actor kamal haasan in his thought awakening concept of doing away with those who have done away with values is quite a thought to dwell on.

Little would have Kamal haasan realised, that him uprooting the evils of the society who practice corruption would actually become the focal point in creating the Lokpal Bill. For Kamal Haasan, it should be a great moment now to be proud of to see his dream finally realise and materialise after 15 years. A Dream to see a corruption free India! A Dream that every Indian could till now only dream of.

Every great moment starts but with one man. It was by senapathy in 1996 and the reincarnation of senapathy Anna Hazare in 2011! What assures us is the fact is that every great idea of good intention can hold ground and bloom even if it is after 15 years. Kudos to Kamal haasan !!

Indian Thatha Kamal and Anna Hazare

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Comparison of Jan Lokpal Bill

 

For your education if you do not know this —- See how Lokpal Bill can curb the politicians. Spread the message to create awareness
 

Existing System

System Proposed by civil society

No politician or senior officer ever goes to jail despite huge evidence because Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) and CBI directly come under the government. Before starting investigation or initiating prosecution in any case, they have to take permission from the same bosses, against whom the case has to be investigated.

Lokpal at centre and Lokayukta at state level will be independent bodies. ACB and CBI will be merged into these bodies. They will have power to initiate investigations and pro! secution against any officer or politician without needing anyone⳦nbsp;permission. Investigation should be completed within 1 year and trial to get over in next 1 year. Within two years, the corrupt should go to jail.

No corrupt officer is dismissed from the job because Central Vigilance Commission, which is supposed to dismiss corrupt officers, is only an advisory body. Whenever it advises government to dismiss any senior corrupt officer, its advice is never implemented.

Lokpal and Lokayukta will have complete powers to order dismissal of a corrupt officer. CVC and all departmental vigilance will be merged into Lokpal and state vigi! lance will be merged into Lokayukta.

No action is taken against corrupt judges because permission is required from the Chief Justice of India to even register an FIR against corrupt judges.

Lokpal & Lokayukta shall have powers to investigate and prosecute any judge without needing anyone⳦nbsp;permission.

Nowhere to go – People expose corruption but no action is taken on their complaints.

Lokpal & Lokayukta will have to enquire into and hear every complaint.

There is so much corruption within CBI and vigilance departments. Their functioning is so secret that it encourages corruption within these agencies.

All investigations in Lokpal & Lokayukta shall be transparent. After completion of investigation, all case records shall be open to public. Complaint against any st! aff of Lokpal & Lokayukta shall be enquired and punishment announced within two months.

Weak and corrupt people are appointed as heads of anti-corruption agencies.

Politicians will have absolutely no say in selections  of Chairperson and members of Lokpal & Lokayukta. Selections will take place through a transparent and public participatory process.

Citizens face harassment  in government offices. Sometimes they are forced to pay bribes. One can only complaint to senior officers. No action is taken on complaints because senior officers also get their cut.

Lokpal & Lokayukta will get public grievances resolved in time bound manner, impose a penalty of Rs 250 per day of delay to be deducted from the salary of guilty officer and award that amount as compensation to the aggrieved citizen.

Nothing in law to recover ill gotten wealth. A corrupt person can come! out of jail and enjoy that money.

Loss caused to the government due to corruption will be recoveredfrom all accused.

Small punishment for corruption-  Punishment for corruption is minimum 6 months and maximum 7 years.

Enhanced punishment - The punishment would be minimum 5 years and maximum of life imprisonment.

 

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Being No. 2 is not always bad

Move over, alfa males. Being No.2 is better, scientists say.

A new study on baboons has found that alpha males, or those at the pinnacle of the social hierarchy, tend to have high stress levels than beta males — the nice guys who are placed second.

The Princeton University study contrasts with earlier findings that stress levels tend to drop the higher you ascend on the social ladder.

It also suggests that being top of the pile has a big downside too, The New York Times reported.

For their study, published in the journal Science, the researchers looked at 125 male baboons living in five social groups over a nineyear period in Amboseli, Kenya.

They measured their stress hormone levels by analysing 4,500 fecal samples and found that alpha males had very high stress hormone levels, just as high as those of the lowest ranking males.
The stress, according to the researchers, was probably because of the demands of fighting off challengers and guarding access to fertile females.

Beta males, who fought less and had considerably less mate guarding to do, had much lo wer stress levels. They had fewer mating opportunities than the alphas, but they did get some mating in, more than any lower-ranking males.

The research is both impressive and surprising, said Robert Sapolsky of Stanford, a neurobiologist who carried out groundbreaking studies on stress in baboons, and was not involved in the new study.

“What’s cool about this paper is that being an alpha and being a beta are very different experiences physiologically,” Dr Sapolsky said.

Levels of stress are important partly because of the health effects of stress hormones. In the short term, in immediate fight-or-flight situations, the hormones work to energise the individual.

— PTI

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The Dark Knight Rises Poster

The Dark Knight is back!

The Dark Knight Poster

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Chennai Super Kings–IPL 2011 Champions

MS Dhoni and co. beat Bangalore by 58 runs to win their second straight IPL title.

Chasing 206 to win, Ashwin delivered a body blow to RCB’s title aspirations when he got the big fish Chris Gayle for a naught in the first over. MS Dhoni’s move to open the attack with the off-spinner struck more gold as he followed Gayle’s wicket with Mayank Aggarwal’s in his second over to put the CSK right on top.

Chennai bowlers then restricted Bangalore to a paltry 147/8 and romped home by the big margin. It was an icing on the cake for CSK skipper Dhoni after the historic World Cup triumph last month.

Regular fall of wickets sent half the RCB side back in the dug-out after 10 overs, making it the most lopsided of the four IPL finals so far. Shadab Jakati (2/21) bowled well in tandem with Ashwin to pick up his two wickets.

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Happiness can kill you

Feeling happy? Don’t be too smug as chances are that you will die young, scientists say.
An international team, which looked at several studies to find out if happiness has also a dark side, discovered that people who are too full of joy die younger than their more downbeat peers.

They found that children who are rated “highly cheerful” at school went onto die younger than their more reserved class mates, according to news reported.

This is because they are likely to lead more carefree lives full of danger and unhealthy lifestyle choices, believe the researchers.

They may also be more likely to suffer from mental problems such as bipolar depression which sees moods swing from extreme happiness to debilitating sadness, they said.

Being too cheerful-especially at inappropriate times-can also rouse anger in others, increasing the risk of a person coming to harm, they pointed out. The study by a variety of universities analysed the details of children from the 1920s to old age. The researchers found people whose school reports rated them “highly cheerful” died younger than their more reserved classmates.

They also discovered that trying too hard to be happy often ended up leaving people feeling more depressed than before, as putting an effort into improving their mood often left people feeling cheated. Magazine articles offering tips on how to be happy were also blamed for worsening modern day depression.

One study saw participants asked to read an article offering ways to improve your mood, and follow one of the tips to see how effective it was. Participants then took the advice offered-such as watching an upbeat filmoften concentrated too hard on trying to improve their mood rather than letting it lift naturally.

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Ganguly signs up for Pune Warriors

Now this is interesting. Sourav Ganguly joins Pune Warriors and will replace Ashish Nehra who has been ruled out because of injury.

Lets see if Dada can change the fortunes of the Pune Warriors who are currently languishing on the bottom of the table.

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Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL-IV opener ‎

Anirudha Srikkanth’s fifty and useful contributions from Suresh Raina and M.S. Dhoni helped Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs in the opening match of the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Friday

Chennai Super Kings registered a thrilling two-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening match of Indian Premier League-IV at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Friday.

Set a target of 154, KKR needed nine to win off the last over, but Tim Southee restricted the visiting side to just six, allowing the defending champion to begin its campaign on the right note.

In its chase, KKR appeared to be coasting when it was 111 for two in 15 overs. Forty-three were required off 30 balls when R. Ashwin returned to bowl his last over, the 16th of the innings, and snared a well-set Jacques Kallis (54, 42b, 7×4), who was caught at short fine-leg by S. Badrinath.

In the next over, new man Eoin Morgan was stumped off Suresh Raina and two balls later, KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir ran himself out following a series of fumbles and stop-starts, leaving his team to get 34 runs off 19 balls, five wickets in hand.

The 19th over from Suraj Randiv changed the equation somewhat, as Manoj Tiwary plundered two sixes and Laxmi Ratan Shukla a four, to bring the requirement down to nine runs in seven balls. Tiwary went for another heave off Randiv’s last ball, but was stumped smartly by Dhoni.

KKR’s chase had begun in the right earnest when Kallis smashed Southee for three boundaries in the fourth over to set the pace, the 50 coming up in the sixth over. In the same over, Dhoni made a hash of what appeared to be a stumping chance of Manvinder Bisla off Randiv.

KKR lost its first wicket on 64 in the ninth over, when Bisla (27) advanced down the track to Shadab Jakati, missed, and was finally stumped by Dhoni.

Yusuf Pathan struck a gigantic six off Jakati, only to survive a close stumping call in the next over bowled by Randiv. Yusuf’s luck soon ran out when he was run out a ball later, ‘Captain Cool’ running and picking up the ball from short square-leg and hitting the stumps directly.

Earlier, Dhoni elected to bat and CSK reached 153 for four mainly through Anirudha Srikkanth, who had opened the batting, rousing memories of another Srikkanth who had served so well at the top of the order.

Source: News Agencies

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IPL 4 – Chennai Super Kings Updated Team Roster (Upul Tharanga and Tim Southee added)

Chennai Super Kings wasted no time in adding Upul Tharanga and Tim Southee to the squad. Both went unsold in the auction and now they have been bought by CSK for the upcoming IPL Season 4. Doug Bollinger and Ben Hilfenhaus are injured while Baily is also a concern.

  • MS Dhoni (C)
  • Suresh Raina
  • Murali Vijay
  • Albie Morkel
  • Wriddhiman Saha
  • Michael Hussey
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Michael Hussey
  • Doug Bollinger
  • R Ashwin
  • S Badrinath
  • Scott Styris
  • Ben Hilfenhaus
  • Joginder Sharma
  • Nuwan Kulasekara
  • Sudeep Tyagi
  • Suraj Randiv
  • George Bailey
  • Francois du Plessis
  • Upul Tharanga
  • Tim Southee
  • Vasudeva Das
  • Anirudha Srikanth
  • Abhinav Mukund
  • Yo Mahesh
  • Ganapathy Vignesh
  • Shadab Jakati

 

  • Coach - Stephen Fleming
  • Fielding Coach – Rixon
  • Bowling Coach - Andy Bichel
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