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It looks like the World War 3 – Iran v/s Rest of the World has started at the UN conference.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad entered into a war of words, calling the other nation’s nuclear capability as the principal threat to international stability.
Ahmadinejad fired the first salvo at a special UN conference on the global nuclear non-proliferation regime Monday, accusing the US of leading a skewed international system that seeks to deny peaceful nuclear power to developing nations while allowing allies such as Israel to stockpile atomic arms.
Demanding that the world’s nuclear-weapons states agree to a clear timetable for the disbandment of their arsenals, Ahmadinejad said: “The possession of nuclear bombs isn’t a source of pride; it is disgusting and rather shameful.”
“And even more shameful is the threat to use or to use such weapons, which isn’t even comparable to any crime committed throughout the history.”
Sadly rather than confronting him with a suitable reply, the leaders walked out.
SHAME! SHAME!! SHAMEFULL!!!
What he said is a fact, that he made explicit to the UN & the world. US may be a superpower and maybe the other nations lookup to it for something. But the fact remains that the US has the largest stockpile of Nuclear War heads and is strategically supporting Israel (who has some nuclear warheads and is the main bone of contention in the Middle East peace process).
It is a great opportunity for brokering world peace, given the initiative taken by Ahmadinejad to come to the UN Nuke meet and clarify Iran’s stand on nuclear power vis-a-vis the world.
Rather than grabbing the opportunity to break the ice and arrive at a consensus on nuclear weapons and energy, it is very much shameful, that the world leader, walked out on him, rather than putting their defense.
It this opportunity is lost, the nuclear issue across the world will be pushed back into troubled waters, with Iran carrying back bitter memories of the UN meet.
Is it that the leaders are bribed by Arms Lobby into derailing the UN Nuke meet, so that their business does not suffer?
Well what ever the reasons, I think President Obama should attend the meet and shake hands with Ahmednijad & understand Iran’s stand negotiate peace. Afterall, he has always said that “Dialogues are better ice-breakers, rather than swords”.
The world is going to blame the world leaders for walking out rather than coming to a table to arrive at a consensus which can foster world peace.
Lord, GOD, Allah – give the world leaders sense to make the world a peaceful playground, as YOU had intended.
How long would you like to live? 60, 80 or probably 100? Even more?
Well that is question that I want to ask all of you. When would you think that you ave lived enough and that it would be time to bid farewell to this world.
Mankind has always wished to prolong one’s life on this planet. Scientists & others have ever looked finding ways to gain immortality. Our loved ones always wish us to live a little longer. Even we do at times. But there is a limit to everything and one has to ultimately die.
This fascination with the ‘immortality wish’ has always been a fad with the generations. I don’t understand, what one is to do after you have achieved all that you wished for. Even if you have not achieved the whole lot, there is always a day after which you are incapable to achieving it for various reasons such as physical, mental, monetary, or others. That is when you wish, you were better dead. It is futile to go on living endlessly.
There was recent news that scientists have devised a pill that can add 25 years to your lifespan. The drug, touted as the “elixir of life” drug, works by using a molecule called spermidine, which helps to protect the body against damaging chemicals known as free radicals.
If this drug is available to the common man, how do you think, it will change the perception of life. Even if 10% of the population has access to this drug, imagine, how the existing earth resources will be available to all.
If the scientific committee decides to give this drug to only 100 people, who all do you think are the deserving candidates, who can change and improve the lot of the earthlings?
List of the deserving candidates for the 25 years add-on pill:
Today China celebrates it National Day. Congratulations to all the Chinese, all over the world (well you can find one in almost every corner of the world).
The Mao-led 1949 communist takeover ended years of foreign domination and war, while three decades of economic reforms initiated by late leader Deng Xiaoping enriched China and propelled it back into the ranks of world powers.
It formally kicked off mass celebrations of 60 years of communist rule on Thursday with a 60-gun salute that rung out across Beijing’s
historic Tiananmen Square.
China will glorify the nation’s six-decade revival as a global power with a tightly choreographed display of mass patriotism including a military parade and spectacular pageant depicting the Communist Party-led rebirth.
The Chinese authorities want to send a clear message: that China has re-emerged as an undeniable force in the world. Well it can’t be denied, given the fact that most of the products (right from low grade toys to high end electronics) these days carry the tag “Made in China” and people have got uses to them. They have proliferated in almost every sphere of daily life and one does use a “Made in China” product in his daily life.
The world cannot do without it and it’s image stand as solid as the famous Grand China wall.
Interesting to see the links to the locations. (click on the image to enlarge)
Did u say Pres. Barack Obama is being a lecherous POTUS by checking out the hindside of a 16-year-old junior delegate volunteer, Mayara Tavares, from Brazil while at the G8?
Well pictures can be deceptive.
The video tells the truth.
Higher education is fundamental right for a decent livelihood.
The governments worldover should think of subsidising higher education in the form a loan (in the case of a private institution, the govt can stand as a guarantor), which is to be paid on a monthly basis, once the person starts earning.
This way no deserving candidate will be inhibited by lack of funds to pursue higher education.
The national travel document should be endorsed with such loans, as a measure of control, so that the funds invested are returned back for the benefit of the education of the others.
This the person gets educated feels indebted, for his better living’ and will be automatically encouraged to contribute towards the future education of others.
What do you folks say? Has no economist ever thought of this?
World leaders agreed a trillion-dollar deal on Thursday @ G20, to combat the current global crisis.
Trillion. What a concept. Our government is going to spend, at one time (more later of course) nearly a trillion dollars. More as they have to borrow this money to spend, and of course you have to pay interest on the trillion. Exactly what is a trillion, it is a number so large as to have no meaning…
- If they divide $1 trillion among every American … each person would get $3,271. ($1,000,000,000,000 / 305,702,054 (U.S. Population) = $3,271)
- One trillion is 1,000,000,000,000 – 10 to the 12th power, or a thousand, thousand, thousand, thousand.
- To put things in perspective, current estimates put the number of stars in the Milky Way at somewhere between 100 and 400 billion.
- $1 trillion would be enough money to buy about a 1,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies for every person in the United States.
- A trillion barrels of oil would – at current consumption levels – fuel the world for about 33 years.
- With $1 trillion, you could put 8.2 million students through a full four years of private college. That’s just slightly more than the population of New York City in the latest U.S. Census data.
- With $1 trillion, a somewhat different fleet of motorized vehicles could be sent to the Middle East. The average U.S. price of a 2008 Toyota Corolla S, before taxes and fees, was $14,627, according to Automotive Information Center data on Yahoo.com. At that price, you could buy a new ’08 model for each of the almost 60 million people living in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- A trillion dollar budget would cover the market values of Microsoft, Wal-Mart, Google, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Time Warner and Apple, according to February 2007 figures in Forbes magazine; and you would be left with more than $23 billion in change to pick up a few ‘smaller’ companies.
- You could buy every major-league professional sports franchise (football, basketball, hockey and baseball) in North America for about $45 billion total, according to recent market values in Forbes magazine. Then, you could pay each of them for more than 100 years, if the players’ combined salaries held at 2006-’07 levels of about $9 billion.
- The median salary for a family doctor in the United States is $144,719, according to Salary.com. With $1 trillion, you could hire 6.9 million general practitioners, or one for every 43 Americans.
- With $1 trillion, you could buy slightly more than 3,000 Airbus A380 jets and some money left over for fuel.
- If you had $1 trillion and you spent it at a rate of $1 per second, it would take you 31,709 years to go broke.
If you had $1 trillion, what would you do? Share your thoughts.
The First Ladies of the World gathered at the G20 meet. Here’s their group photo.
The challenge is to identify the lady and also name her husband.
Did anybody say wife-swapping after seeing these G-20 photos?
Well folks, dismiss your thoughts & get to work.