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Modi Should not Apologize for Riots of 2002


Some Times By : SAM Hindu

Modi/BJP should never apologize for the Gujarat riots because that would then imply that they are the ones who were responsible for it.

Congress is the one responsible for instigating the riots in order to paint the then BJP government in center as well as in Gujarat as being communal and violence in their hands.

They have been saturating the media and other channels with this propaganda since their to break the BJP morally and psychologically and to yield to their demands that they apologize.

To apologize would be yield to such psychological tactics and accept their involvement which was not there.

It is Congress that has to apologize for not investigating the root cause of the riots (godhra ) properly or why they focused only on Muslim victims and not on the Hindu victims all along.

Congress should apologize to the nation for using the riots to divide the nation instead of uniting and healing the nation on horrible tragedy.

Congress should apologize for internationalizing the riots for its political benefits, taking an internal strife outside the country’s borders…….

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The rain in Maryland falls mainly on the taxpayer.


Homeowners Targeted With “Rain Tax” for Rain that Falls on their Property
April 11, 2013
By Daniel Greenfield

The rain in Maryland falls mainly on the taxpayer.

King Canute may have ordered the tide to halt and King Xerxes may have ordered his men to whip the waters of the Dardanelles strait for bringing up a storm, but Only King Hussein and Lord O’Malley would contemplate taxing the rain.
If you thought they ran out of ways to tax us you badly misjudged our lawmakers’ creativity. Get ready for their newest invention, the rain tax.
In 2010 the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency ordered Maryland to reduce stormwater runoff into the Chesapeake Bay so that nitrogen levels fall 22 percent and phosphorus falls 15 percent from current amounts. The price tag: $14.8 billion.
 And where do we get the $14.8 billion? By taxing so-called “impervious surfaces,” anything that prevents rain water from seeping into the earth (roofs, driveways, patios, sidewalks, etc.) thereby causing stormwater run off. In other words, a rain tax.
Taxing impervious surfaces is a brilliant environmentalist gimmick for penalizing structures. If you pave your driveway, then you’re obstructing the rain and you have to be penalized for it.
The EPA ordered Maryland to raise the money (an unfunded mandate), Maryland ordered its 10 largest counties to raise the money (another unfunded mandate) and, now, each of those counties is putting a local rain tax in place by July 1.
Well, you ask, “How on earth can the government know how much impervious surface I own?” Answer: It’s not on earth, it’s in the sky. Thanks to satellite imagery and geographic information systems, Big Brother can measure your roof and driveway.
Isn’t it great how we got rid of that creepy Bush Administration and its surveillance state that was wasting its time fighting terrorists instead of measuring roofs from space to determine how much money the rain-obstructing criminals have to pay?

OK, once the counties raise this money, how is it spent? The state law is kind of squishy. It can be spent to build and maintain stream and wetland restoration projects. And, of course, a lot of it will go to “monitoring, inspection, enforcement, review of stormwater management plans and permit applications and mapping of impervious surfaces.” In other words, hiring more bureaucrats to administer the rain tax program.
 It can also be spent on “public education and outreach” (whatever that means) and on “grants to nonprofit organizations” (i.e. to the greenies who pushed the tax through the various levels of government).
 So homeowners are being fined for having roofs overhead with the money being used to create jobs for ecoscammers and funnel money to their groups.
Wouldn’t it be better if we just went to a straight up mafia state like Russia. Then we could dispense with the Rain Taxes and call a shakedown what it is.
Here’s how Montgomery County is spending some of its rain tax:
“(The county) holds workshops and training events to help residents understand how various projects work. Projects such as rain gardens, conservation landscaping, rain barrels and cisterns, drywells and tree planting are then offered to be installed on properties that qualify, based on the County’s assessment.”
So, I’m supposed to pay a rain tax so the county can train me how to plant a tree, which they’ll give me if, in its view, I qualify? Have we all gone mad?
We’ve all gone liberal.
Homeowners are going to pay the rain tax three times. Once, on their homes. A second time because commercial leases force tenants pay the landlord’s property taxes, which the tenants will, then, pass on to their customers. And a third time as church members or supporters of nonprofit hospitals, private schools and charities.
You see, state lawmakers exempted government-owned property from the rain tax but imposed it on religions and nonprofits (which own big roofs and parking lots).
Forget North Carolina. We already have a State Church and it’s fining non-state religions in rain tithes to finance its Green Religion.
Best of all Governor Martin “Rain Tax” O’Malley is contemplating a presidential run.
“I need to be spending a lot more energy and time giving serious consideration and preparation to what — if anything — I might have to offer should I decide to run for president in 2016,” O’Malley said during a wide-ranging interview with editors of The Baltimore Sun.
 I’m sure there’s a lot that the Rain Taxer could offer. Like a national Rain Tax. And rain redistribution. The possibilities are endless. So is the tyranny.

About Daniel Greenfield
 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.

“America ‘s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure ” ; Barack Hussain Obama


Some Times By ; Sam Hindu

Mr. Barck Hussain Obama,Taxes and punishment: why attacking achievement hurts everyone

This is what you said 4 years ago.

From Barck Hussain Obama’s mouth:

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America ‘s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America ‘s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, “the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

 ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

Today In your inauguration you are saying

“Obama argued that the nation’s entitlement programs make America stronger because they protect this chance at equality. “We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any time, may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm,” Obama said. “The commitments we make to each other–-through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security–these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.”

 The country cannot succeed if a “shrinking few” succeed economically while the middle class suffers.

Now you are In charge for whopping Four years and you don’t care about spending or Debt. ( Hummm.. Scratching my Head)

Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian.

Mr Bow Nobama you said  ”  After my election I have more flexibility,” Obama told then Russian president Dmitri Medvedev.

Now we as Citizens of this country did not hear one word about Jobs and How America would be a Leader and Strong Economically and military. 

 How will gay rights and “climate change” help the 8.3 MILLION US Citizens who dropped out of the workforce during Obama’s first term find JOBS?

You’ll Likely Be Fired If Obama Is Re-elected


CNBC.com Article: CEO to Workers: You’ll Likely Be Fired If Obama Is Re-elected

David Siegel told his 7,000 workers that “people like me who made all the right decisions and invested in themselves are being forced to bail out all the people who didn’t.”

Full Story:
http://www.cnbc.com/id/49356069

Pakistan on the Brink by Ahmed Rashid: review


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/9214669/Pakistan-on-the-Brink-by-Ahmed-Rashid-review.html

Pakistan on the Brink by Ahmed Rashid: review

By Duncan Gardham Last Updated: 12:26PM BST 23/04/2012
Ahmed Rashid’s new books reveals a Pakistan crippled by poor leadership, says Duncan Gardham

As Britain desperately tries to rescue some pride from its imminent withdrawal from Afghanistan, the best-case scenario may be that we leave behind a less stable and more corrupt version of Pakistan.

The vision of that country painted by Ahmed Rashid, one of the leading analysts of the “Af-Pak” relationship, is not an encouraging one. “Pakistan is now considered the most fragile place in the world… It is the most unstable country and the most vulnerable to terrorist violence, political change or economic collapse,” he writes in his latest book, Pakistan on the Brink.

While it is not yet a failed state, Rashid admits that its multiple long-term and short-term problems seem “insurmountable by the present military and civilian leadership”.

Among the myriad problems are the corrupt and rundown bureaucracy, judiciary and police force and an elite that “lacks all sense of responsibility towards the public, refuses to pay taxes and is immeasurably corrupt”. There is no drinking water for a third of the population, no electricity for up to 16 hours a day and half the school-age children do not go to school, meaning “young men face a future of little promise and are ready to sign on to jihad”.

The judiciary is a “broken instrument incapable of handing down judgments to the real criminals” and retired intelligence officers spread conspiracy theories and blame America on a plethora of high-octane chat shows.

Meanwhile, the West cannot afford to continue the fight in Afghanistan and the question is, in the words of one anonymous Western ambassador, “will there be an Afghan army and civil service to take over when we leave, or will we just switch off the lights?”

Even if you’re optimistic the Afghan state will still be a “basket case” dependent on receiving more than $8 billion (£5 bn) in aid each year, Rashid points out.

Pakistan is not much better, having sought bail-outs from the IMF 11 times since 1988 and completed just one of their programmes (under General Pervez Musharraf in 2001) and remaining dependent on $4.8 billion (£3 bn) in foreign assistance. Debt servicing and defence take up 60 per cent of the Pakistani budget and growth was just 2.6 per cent last year, compared with around 7 per cent next door in India.

Pakistan on the Brink follows on from where Descent into Chaos (2008) – on David Cameron’s summer reading list for his shadow cabinet – left off. It provides a much-needed update on what has happened in Afghanistan and Pakistan over the past four years, particularly the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the rapid breakdown of the US relationship with Pakistan and attempts to make peace with the Taliban.

Rashid is as critical of President Barack Obama’s approach to Afghanistan as he was of President George W Bush in his last book. It was clear that the US gambled on Hamid Karzai losing the 2009 presidential elections and by the time he won, the relationship had disintegrated almost beyond repair.

“Handling a wary president preoccupied with keeping his own head requires a personal touch,” Rashid says of his old friend, before adding that “Karzai was his own worst enemy” who failed to accept that corruption undermined his legitimacy.

The problem is that the leadership in Pakistan is no better. “For too long the military and the political parties have neglected their one single task, which is to make life better for their people,” he concludes.

Rashid’s thesis is that the military is in the driving seat, deciding policy, in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, to the detriment of both nations. That ignores the theory that the military is, in the words of one analyst, “the only institution that really works in Pakistan”, as well as Nato’s Herculean efforts in Afghanistan.

Nevertheless, if Pakistan follows its present chosen path – a “paranoid insecure” state which uses “extremists and diplomatic blackmail” – it will, he warns, “lose everything in Afghanistan”.

This excellent book summarises the challenges faced by both countries – although the solutions are difficult to see. A former Daily Telegraph correspondent in Pakistan, Rashid has an eye for the big picture as well as a journalist’s nose for detail.

Pakistan has enormous latent goodwill and expertise in a generation of young Britons with their roots in Pakistan. Like their neighbours across the Khyber Pass, they have spectacular natural beauty, plentiful natural resources, a strategic position for trade, an evocative history and a people with eyes that sparkle with untapped potential – if only their leaders had more vision.

Pakistan on the Brink: the Future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West

by Ahmed Rashid

256pp, Allen Lane, £18 (plus £1.25 P&P) Buy now from Telegraph Books (RRP £20, ebook £20)

Does the Tax Man have the right to prevent us from traveling,


http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/04/no-taxes-no-travel-why-the-irs-wants-the-right-to-seize-your-passport/255940/

Does the Tax Man have the right to prevent us from traveling, even without a formal charge of evasion or another crime?

Maybe we’re about to find out.
 You’re standing at the airport. The ticket agent clacks away on the keyboard. She looks up. “I’m sorry,” she says. “We can’t let you board the plane today.” Why? “It’s the IRS. They say you haven’t paid all of your taxes. “

It sounds like the opening scene of a straight-to-DVD Washington thriller. It’s actually a few votes from becoming a reality. A new bill, quietly making its way through Congress, allows the federal government to stop people with unpaid taxes from leaving the country– even if they haven’t been charged with tax evasion or any other formal crime.

It all started last fall, when Senator Barbara Boxer introduced the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” (or “MAP-21″ as it’s now called), to reauthorize funds for federal highway and transportation programs. While that doesn’t sound like anything having to do with your taxes, the bill includes a little-noticed section that allows the State Department to “deny, revoke or limit” passport rights for any taxpayers with “serious delinquencies.”

Here’s how it would work. If someone owed more than $50,000 in back taxes, the IRS would be able to send their name over to the passport office for suspension, provided that the IRS already either filed a public lien or a assessed a levy for the outstanding balance. The bill does provide a few exceptions though. For example, if a person has set up a payment plan (that they’re paying in a timely manner), is legitimately disputing the debt, or has an emergency situation or humanitarian reason and must travel internationally, they may be able to leave for a limited time despite their unpaid taxes.

IS THAT LEGAL?

Timothy Meyer, a constitutional law professor at the University of Georgia, who’s also served as a State Department lawyer, believes that, for all its creepiness, the rule is probably legal. He concludes that if the passport provisions of MAP 21 became law and were challenged, chances are, the courts would find that they satisfy Due Process concerns. Even though there’s no judicial hearing before your travel rights are restricted, the bill does protect a passport holder who’s challenging the alleged tax debt. And according to Professor Meyer, that’s probably enough here.

“Courts have upheld statutes calling for the revocation and denial of passports to those in arrears of child support payments,” he explains. “In part, because the child support payments can be contested.”

As Meyer points out, MAP 21 certainly isn’t the first law to limit a person’s right to travel because they owe somebody money. The State Department screens passport applications every day for people who owe child support of more than $2500–a lot less than the $50,000 proposed here. And the tax system is routinely used to get Americans to make good on their outstanding liabilities. In fact, over the next few weeks, some folks won’t be getting the refund check they’re expecting if, for instance, they’ve defaulted on their student loans, owe state or local taxes, or haven’t ponied up for the child support they owe. Most people don’t realize it, but the IRS is in contact with federal and state agencies throughout the year, making sure you’ve paid your debts before they send you a chunk of change back in the mail.

Kramer Levin partner and member of the IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Russell Pinilis, is sympathetic to both sides of the issue, but thinks that overall, MAP 21 reflects the frustrating position the government faces when someone just won’t pay their taxes.

“The problem,” he says, “is that the government isn’t a normal creditor. They’re not lending you money. They can’t put you in jail, and they have to be able to do something.”

There’s no question that the IRS has trouble collecting the revenue they’re supposed to, and that those of us who pay our taxes are hurt by the people who don’t. The IRS has even developed the concept of the “tax gap” as a way to gauge people’s compliance (or lack there of) with their federal tax obligation. According to the most recently released data, Americans owe $450 billion more in federal taxes than they actually paid, an increase in $105 billion from the last time the IRS looked at the issue.
 Professor Daniel Shaviro, a tax policy expert at New York University School of Law, recognizes that there is a legitimate policy goal at play in the proposed travel restrictions: making sure someone stays in the country and really pays the taxes they owe. After all, he says, someone who owes a huge amount in taxes might present a flight risk. He does, however, worry about the possibility that the passport rules could be misused, say, to harass specific individuals whom government officials dislike.
IRS + TSA = UH OH

But is all of this a little extreme? The IRS places tax liens on assets all the time, putting other creditors on notice that you have an outstanding debt with the US government. And would someone really flee the country–leaving their home and their family behind–over a $55,000 tax bill? At this point, there’s no real data either way, but Senator Boxer continues to push House Republicans to pass MAP 21 with the travel ban in place.

“Thousands of businesses are at stake,” she said in a statement. “There are many people on both sides of the aisle in the Senate who want to get our bill passed into law, and I’m going to do everything I can to keep the pressure on the Republican House to do just that.”
For now, at least, MAP 21 remains pending legislation. But, in the future, when traveling abroad, you may need to worry about more than just your shots and those baggage fees — you may need permission from the IRS.

Wal-Mart vs. The Morons


Although I can’t verify all that comes in, the following seems interesting, if true. Decide for yourself.

Wal-Mart vs. The Morons
1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart every hour of every day.

2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!
3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world’s largest private employer, and most speak English.

6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.

7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.

8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.

9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 2,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.

11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth’s population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.

13. Wal-Mart has gross sales that total more than the total revenue of all the countries in the world, except 6.

You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the economy.

This should be read and understood by all Americans Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!

To the President and all 535 voting members of the Legislature, both parties. It is now official you are ALL corrupt morons:

a.. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke

b.. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke. Especially after
Johnson took it out of the Trust Fund
it was suppose to be in and put it in a
government spending fund so it could be used for anything they wanted!!!!

c. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.

d.. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor” and they only want more.

e.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.

f.. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.

g.. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before.
You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

You have FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.
AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM ?? YOU THINK YOU CAN RUN THE AUTO INDUSTRY…. THE BANKING SYSTEM?????

MAYBE WE OUGHT TO KICK YOUR EGG-HEAD BUDDY BUMS OUT OF OFFICE AND HIRE WALMART TO RUN THE GOVERNMENT ???
WALMART SEEMS TO KNOW HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS…….WHY DON’T YOU GUYS JUST ADMIT IT’S WAY BEYOND YOUR PAY GRADE, AND QUIT?

Folks, keep this circulating. It is very well stated. Maybe it will end up in the e-mails of some of our “duly elected’ (they never read anything) and their staff will clue them in on how Americans feel.

“You can’t fix stupid, but you CAN vote it out.”

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