Showing posts with label USA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label USA. Show all posts

Friday, January 20, 2017

Obama's Final Legacy

As we are bidding farewell to the first-ever African American president in US history, Barack Obama, it begets us to look back at his legacy. While most of the things that he promised to do during his campaign trail, he was unsuccessful to complete them, it is very interesting to look at the things that he is doing just before leaving Oval Office. 

One of those campaign promises of his was shutting down Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) prison. While the use of extreme torture may violate human rights, it ought to be asked whether or not those terrorists who were involved in terrible terrorist activities could be considered human beings like any other of us. But that's a different question for a different day. What got attention for many people like me was the fact that Obama is releasing those Gitmo prisoners to the world just before leaving office. Right after getting out of the prison, they are heading back to the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE etc).
Now ask yourself, if you were imprisoned for years for terrorism regardless of your innocence or guilt, once you're released, would you not be attempting to take revenge for what you have gone through? Wouldn't it be fair to say that those released individuals might go back to al-Qaeda or ISIS to carry out the next terrorist plot? Who would take the blame for that? Rather, who would be responsible for the deaths or injuries that might ensue because of these releases? 

On top of that Obama commuted the sentence of one of the modern-day traitors (Chelsea Manning) for the country in the last week of his presidency. What does that show for the country? Well, it presents a picture to other future leakers of confidential information that they can do away with releasing sensitive governmental information with no possibility of full punishment. If that is not encouraging more engagement from countries like Russia to hack into American governmental systems, then what is? If that is not an inspiration for other traitors out there who are afraid to come back to the US, then what is? 

I hope to be proved wrong for my prediction. But this prediction does happen, remember you heard it from here first. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Flag burning: A moral degradation of America


American freedom is one of the notable features that grasped me during my first few years in the United States. While many of the immigrants settling in the U.S. are coming for economic advancement, there are some that come here to enjoy free expression, escape religious persecution and much more. In the past few months over the course of 2016 election, some instances of practicing that freedom really gave a blow to my belief of abusing that right of free expression. It also brought back some disturbing memories & parallelisms to eastern nations' political cultures.

A national flag is a representation of a sovereign country's identity. It represents the people of all colors, ethnicities, races, religions in a nation. It encompasses the nation's pride with historical legacies. It symbolizes the soldiers who would fight till death to protect the flag from falling to the ground. It stands for the country's proud moments in the world arena (i.e. Olympic events), while also acknowledging the dark past (i.e. slave trade). But ultimately no matter what, it is a symbol that transcends all controversies, rumors, disputes. It is above any individual, organization, or even a particular society. It is a whole that represents everyone, good, bad & ugly.

But in the recent time, burning a flag has become a common thing among some Americans. Ever since the 2016 election result has been declared, some anti-Trump citizens have taken it to the streets to burn American flags. Do they really know the value of this flag? Have they lost anyone who fought for that flag? Did they not feel proud when Michael Phelps won gold medals in Olympics & he was singing the national anthem in front of the flag flying above everything else? What sacrifice have they had for this country that makes these people eligible to denigrate something that constitutes even them? What message is this sending to the wounded soldier who is without a leg while on duty to protect this flag & its values? What does it tell for the future Navy Seal who is growing up idolizing his father killed in the battlefield as a marine? If this is not a middle finger for those fallen warriors' families, then what is? Are these flag burners not part of America which that flag belongs to? Are they declaring not to be Americans?

When you have such anti-American sentiments in American citizens why would the al-Qaeda or ISIS need recruitments from Middle Eastern countries to carry out terrorist acts? They can simply brainwash these anarchist-type Americans little more to be able to successfully execute terrorism in the homeland. Do these flag burners realize this?

Over the past few years we have seen so many mass shooting incidents in American homeland that it has become a normal thing for many of us nowadays. Still our lawmakers are hesitant to touch 2nd Amendment of the Constitution which gives citizens the right to bear arms. The argument can be made on both sides. While taking away guns would ensure lesser mass shooting incidents, it would also deprive lawful citizens who might need guns for their protection against certain dangers that other Americans would not have to worry about. What mistake did those lawful citizens commit that their right would be taken away for the crimes committed by few individuals? Wouldn't a full background check enable those lawful citizens to carry their own guns? That way, those who deserve to own guns would be able to have guns while those who don't deserve it would be left out. Similarly, the frustration that these flag burners are exhibiting by burning flags are directed at some individuals of the system. Certainly it cannot be for the whole country because they themselves are a part of it, otherwise they could just burn themselves, simple logic would suggest. So, if the anger is towards a few, why desecrate the national symbol that encompasses both those Trump lovers & Trump haters. Why not burn effigies of individuals or organizations if that is what these anti-Trump citizens are so tormented for? But then again, Americans don't generally have a positive notion when it comes to effigy burning, i.e. Syrians burning Asad's effigy would be depicted as rebels against the state. So why would they want to contradict themselves?

Along with these points, I also found some parallelism between some recent events in Bangladesh with flag burning in America. There has been several incidents of destruction of Hindu temples, houses & businesses after some fake Facebook posts by a Hindu man insulting Islam or its symbols surfaced on the internet which were later found to be originated from accounts of Muslim individuals. But the locals of those villages or communities just base their knowledge to the fake trending posts on Facebook rather than actually finding out the details before going on a rampage to desolate Hindu neighborhoods. Sometimes even the local police would stand silently while the havoc continues. There are also instances when several Muslims from other villages would join the frenzy with just the rumors of such Facebook posts. To me, this is nothing different for many of the flag burners post-2016 election in America. Some of these individuals or groups of people who are shouting against the election result did not even take the step to vote to bring Hillary Clinton to Oval Office. So the following action to burn the American flag is just based on their peer influence that brought them to the streets for protest. Some would even not be able to name all of the presidential candidates. They sometimes are just going as a domino effect, because others are doing it, they are doing it too. They don't filter out the real news from fake news from their Facebook feed & participate in such events of flag burning.

Now the U.S. Constitution protects the citizens rights to free expression. The U.S. Supreme Court has made it clear before that as long as the act of flag burning does not cause or threaten peace in the country, it is allowable. Do these events in several American cities where flag burning has taken place not disturb peace? When these protesters are taking their protest to the streets, is it not hurting the traffic in the roads? Are the businesses of taxi drivers not get affected when roads are blocked during these protests? Don't get it wrong. I'm not saying protests should be made illegal. But when that protest is not coming from the whole (i.e. the taxi driver not joining the protest) or it creates obstruction in other lawful citizens daily routines who live on a daily budget, this is quite substantial.

It is okay to disagree with something or someone. But what right does our Constitution give to cause harm to a 3rd party's regular living? You may have your own beliefs, but that should not be forced upon someone. This is the exact thing that brought this country into existence. The Puritans emigrated to this 'land of the free' to escape from religious persecution. Many Hindus who do not want to be forcefully converted to Islam in eastern hemisphere come to America to gain religious freedom. Many Muslims who do not want to be persecuted for their political views or sexual orientation come to America to evade from their countries to practice whatever they believe in. Now if an atheist goes to a mosque with pork or Hindu temple with beef, would that be considered freedom of expression? While the atheist has the right to practice his or her beliefs, but that does not mean he or she can insult others sentiments who also want to practice their beliefs. Just like the atheist can go into a mosque to have lunch with pork or a Hindu temple to have dinner with beef, but he or she can do the same elsewhere without hurting the sentiments of others (devout Muslims or Hindus).

By a similar token, just like the U.S. Constitution gives those anti-Trump citizens the right to display their free expression by burning American flag, they should not do it for the sake of hurting other patriotic Americans. Just like those atheists can eat the forbidden meats elsewhere besides those religious institutions, the anti-Trump citizens can also demonstrate their discomfort by other means instead of burning the flag. Just like the mosque or temple is a sacred place for Muslims or Hindus, the American flag is also quite sacred & close to their heart for some Americans. When demolishing the idols in a temple can hurt the sentiments of devout Hindus living in Bangladesh, burning the American flag is also quite sentimental to the soldier who is living the rest of his life paralyzed to save that flag.

During my initial few years in this country, I regularly stood up during the national Pledge of Allegiance in school. That practice is not implemented in colleges, but whenever the national anthem or Pledge of Allegiance takes place, I have always tried to show my respect toward the flag, the country as a whole. I may not have obtained citizenship during those school days, but as a law-abiding person, I felt it my duty to respect the land I currently live in. I may not have agreement with all the positions that the country's lawmakers make, but the land that is sustaining me is above any lawmakers or individuals. The culture that our current generation is growing up where NFL idols like Colin Kaepernick are not standing up during national anthem is a wrong lesson that our kids are learning. I mean even opposition team's fans also show respect to each other's anthems in World Cup matches in soccer by standing up. The refusal to fly American flag in a university display a kind of disrespect that we often see when deans would punish students for not listening to teachers in a high school setting. But when the same educational institution obtains monetary funding from the same governmental sources that represents the flag (or the country as a whole) is just mind-boggling to me. Don't be surprised if this disrespectful culture eventually ingrains in the future American generations which could lead to many unspeakable crimes for the days to come.

Spiderman was rightly instructed: "with great power comes great responsibility". American citizens have great power to control who gets to make decisions, not just for their country, but alter the future of the world. So this great power of citizenship must be nurtured with great accountability.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Is Hillary Rodham Clinton really worthy to be President?

First of all, let me make this clear. I'm not a Trump supporter. Since the primaries, I've sided with Bernie Sanders. But between Clinton & Trump, my conscience won't let me choose any of the two. I'd like to play devil's advocate in favor of Trump to shed lights on the other side of the spectra that media is discreetly avoiding. 
If you ask a Republican, where do you get your news from? Most would say FOX. Same question to a Democrat would probably give you NBC, ABC or something. So if you are finding sources which only reinforces your point of view, then you are simply not looking at the overall picture. With that, I can present to you some media outlets where Wikileaks have been said to be accurate until proven false. 
Now on top of that, Julian Assange has been attempted to be silenced following the recent email dumps. http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wi...
Hillary Clinton even suggested droning this guy during her time as Secy. of State. http://www.snopes.com/julian-assang...
Tell me, if the Clinton campaign & DNC are really not corrupt, why did Debbie Wasserman Schultz resign from her chairman post of the party? You may deny it too. But in one of the John Podesta email, it has been revealed that Clinton campaign pressurized Sanders to endorse Her (email correspondence between Podesta & Jane Sanders). https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...
I understand that what Wikileaks is doing is totally wrong. But had it not been for Wikileaks, would we have seen the decline of Schultz or something? If we go by your argument that Russia is behind the cyber attacks & helping Wikileaks, then who stole Trump's tax information & gave it to NYTimes? If they can't steal, can we? What kind of double standard is this? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/u...
Now let's step aside from Wikileaks & emails. Center for Public Integrity tells us that 96% of media personalities (news anchors, journalists, editors etc) donated to Her campaign this election cycle compared to His 4%. If that is not disparity, bias in the name of journalism, then what is? Shouldn't the people have a right to unbiased information? If you are already bought or you have given your loyalty to someone, how can you be unbiased to your beneficiary? https://www.publicintegrity.org/201...
This goes for the numerous speeches that Clinton has given over the last few years in various countries, corporate dinners etc. When asked about the Goldman Sachs speech transcript during a primary debate, why did she refuse to release it? If there is nothing to hide that may jeopardize her candidacy or her position on different issues, then why not release them once & for all? Let the media, American people decide afterwards.
I don't want to bring up the deleted emails. Bernie has said that before: "enough is enough". But the question still remains: why did she delete those emails if there is nothing that Americans will find which may contradict her positions on various issues (public vs. private image).
In lieu of this discussion, a good analogy that comes to my mind: you are dating this girl, but secretly you are also sleeping with her best friend. Now one day, your girlfriend gets hold of your cell phone & goes through your call history, chat log & finds out about your cheating case. Now as an outsider, you would say that no, she has no right to go through his phone. It's his personal thing. Privacy should be maintained. But if it were not for her breaking the privacy policy, would she have even known about her boyfriend's cheating nature?
Why does Hillary want to expand on Obamacare when her husband himself calls it "the craziest system of the world"? http://thehill.com/policy/healthcar...
Even Obama himself recognizes that it's a failed system. "It’s like buying a starter home. It’s a lot better than not having a home. But over time, you hope you can make some improvements." http://www.politico.com/story/2016/...
He even compared it with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones which we know are blowing up, but we can't be going back to "rotary phones" (as he calls it). http://www.theblaze.com/stories/201...
 
Voter fraud is real. Obama (before he became President), back in 2008, during the campaign admitted to Democrats controlling the polling stations [watch first 2 mins: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4627...]
Tell me please, how can dead people be registered to vote & actually cast their ballot?
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/a...
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/201...
 
And I'm talking not just of 2016 election cycle, but also 2012. At that time, bipartisan agreement was possible between the parties that voter fraud is real. http://www.npr.org/2012/02/14/14682...
If the liberal, leftists are really 'liberal' in their mindset, why did they firebomb North Carolina's GOP office? Why the hateful message of "Nazi Republicans" after vandalism? http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/16/polit...
And that's not it. Indiana's GOP office was also attacked. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...
How much media coverage did you see in the mainstream media about these stories? In fact, if you look, the Indiana story wasn't even covered anywhere except FOX. Do you really think the same treatment would be received if it were the other way around?
I can go on & on with NAFTA, TPP and many more. If you want, I can go through those on another day.
Overall, the thing that detracts me from Her is the fact that Hillary Clinton thinks she is over everything: rules, laws, regulations, you name it. When a 4-star retired general can face punishment for lying in front of FBI [http://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...], what about her lies? If you don't consider her to be a liar, then consider this: 67% Americans consider her trustworthy [http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guyben...]. Only 12% Democrats see her as 'honest & trustworthy' [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/p...]. No wonder she still can't get past 50% on all the national polls even 2 weeks before election day.
The very corruption that deteriorates democracy in many countries around the world, especially South Asia (since I know of it due to my heritage) has now entered American democracy. Money, Wall Street donors are ruling the political system in the nation. In our countries (Bangladesh, India & many others), if you become a MP (member of the parliament), you come out of your term as a rich man: nice bungalow, new businesses, fancy cars, ornaments for your wife, daughters, sisters etc. Citizens know that corruption is the factor that made them this filthy rich. Yet no one can say anything. Because if you do, you would be shut up forever, maybe along with your family altogether. So you endure this injustice silently. Similarly, in Washington political system, if you look at both Democrats & Republicans, how do these Congressmen, Senators become so rich after their term? Sometimes they become so greedy of power, that they just don't want to break off from it. You have to ask that these lobbying systems have made Washington democracy a nasty corruption machine. Bernie wanted to touch on it. But he was shut down by Clintonites. The very nasty politics that South Asians want to avoid by coming to this country is now colluding the swamps of DC. Now in the Gettysburg speech, Trump also pointed these things out. We need to limit our Congressmen, Senators to term limits. We need to stop foreign lobbyists influencing political decisions of American people. There's many more that Hillary Clinton would not even utter even in her dreams. Because she is already bought by those Wall Street money machines that want to keep things just exactly as it is. She is part of the problem that created this mess. How can you expect her to fix it? Next time you hear about Bangladesh being #1 in most corrupt nation of the world, think again.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Just another way to rig the election

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We all know Hillary Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders in the NY primary earlier this week. What we all may not know is that many independents who wanted to vote for Sanders were denied the opportunity to cast vote in Democratic primary. I've talked about the rigged election system of America before. This just goes to show my claim even further.

[collected]

Sunday, April 17, 2016

History repeats itself...

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Then Barack Obama...Now Bernie Sanders........Opponent still Hillary Clinton

(collected)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Clinton's speeches revelation ... end of campaign!

After Thursday's debate in Brooklyn, NY, Senator Bernie Sanders did what he promised to do. He released his 2014 tax return. As we saw in the debate stage, Hillary Clinton mentioned that when others start releasing their transcripts, she will release hers as well. Well, Mr. Sanders doesn't have any closed-door speeches that needs to be publicly revealed. That means his tax return of past year which Hillary Clinton was so adamantly targeting would need to be exposed. That has been done, Madam Secretary. Now it's your turn to release your transcripts from closed door meeting with Goldman Sachs.

She won't do it, folks. That would mean the end of her campaign. What we can surmise from some insiders in that meeting & other closed associates of hers, the kind of support that she gave to those crooks, greedy bankers for the Great Recession that caused the trouble that Barack Obama had to dig the country out of in 2008, would diminish her supporters' backing for her altogether. She won't risk doing it with big states like New York, California, Pennsylvania on the line. That's what she does best. Being very clever at political moves to gain the support of her base when needed & appearing to be all caring for American citizens on the limelight.

Read more about what the insiders have said.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

ট্রাম্পের উত্থান এবং পলিটিক্যাল কারেক্টনেস

ডোনাল্ড ট্রাম্পের দোষ কি? কেন তার বিরুদ্ধে আমেরিকা তথা বিশ্বের প্রায় সব মিডিয়াই উঠেপড়ে লেগেছে? কেন তাকে বর্ণবাদী বলা হচ্ছে, হঠকারী বলা হচ্ছে? কেন ট্রাম্প ক্ষমতায় আসলে এদেশের লিবারেলরা কানাডায় পাড়ি জমাবে বলে হুমকি দিচ্ছে? 
 
ট্রাম্পের অনেক দোষ আছে। অস্বীকার করার উপায় নেই। কিন্তু যে দোষে ট্রাম্প দুষ্ট, সে একই দোষে ঐ পত্রিকাগুলোও দুষ্ট, সাধারণ মানুষ- আপনি কিংবা আমিও দুষ্ট। তার প্রথম দোষ তিনি "পলিটিক্যাল কারেক্টনেস"র ধার ধারেন না। যারা এই টার্মটার সাথে পরিচিত না, তাদের বুঝার জন্য বলছি- ধরুন আপনি জানেন আমেরিকার কালোদের মধ্যে ভায়োলেন্সের হার অত্যন্ত বেশি। এটা পরিসংখ্যানগত সত্য একটি তথ্য। এই কথা যদি আপনি আপনি-আমি ঘরের চার দেওয়ালের মধ্যে বলি তবে কোন সমস্যা না। কিন্তু কোন রাজনৈতিক ব্যক্তিত্ব যদি কোন সভা-সমিতিতে এটা বলেন, তবে এটা পলিটিক্যালি ইনকারেক্ট। কারণ রাজনীতিবিদ হয়ে আপনি সত্য বলে ফেলেছেন!
 
এবার বুঝছেন তো যে রাজনীতিবিদদের সত্য বলতে নেই কিন্তু ট্রাম্প এই সত্যগুলো বলে ফেলেন। মেক্সিকানদের সম্পর্কে তিনি বলেছেন, বর্ডার ক্রস করে যে মেক্সিকানরা আসে এদের বেশিরভাগই থাগ, রেইপিস্ট ইত্যাদি। যাদের এই ব্যাপারে সন্দেহ আছে, তারা মেক্সিকান-আমেরিকানদের ক্রাইম রেইট নিয়ে একটু গুগল করেন। আসল তথ্য পেয়ে যাবেন। তিনি কিন্তু বলেননি যে সকল মেক্সিকানরাই রেইপিস্ট, বলেছেন মেক্সিকান ইমিগ্র্যান্টদের বেশিরভাগের কথা। ভারতীয় কিংবা চাইনিজ ইমিগ্র্যান্টদের সাথে এই মেক্সিকান ইমিগ্র্যান্টদের আকাশ-পাতাল ব্যবধান। কারণ মেক্সিকো থেকে আমেরিকায় আসা ইমিগ্র্যান্টদের অধিকাংশই অবৈধ পথে ঢুকা। এদের না আছে কোন স্পেশাল স্কিল, না আছে ভাষাগত দক্ষতা, না আছে সভ্যতা। কিন্তু মিডিয়া "মেক্সিকান ইমিগ্র্যান্ট" শব্দগুলোকে টুইস্ট করে শুধু মেক্সিকান বানিয়ে দিয়ে প্রচার করেছে যেন ট্রাম্পকে বর্ণবাদী হিসেবে পরিচয় করিয়ে দেওয়া যায়।
মুসলিমদের সম্পর্কে তিনি কি অসত্য কিছু বলেছেন? তিনি বলেছেন আমেরিকা নিজেদের সমস্যার সমাধান না করা পর্যন্ত সকল মুসলমানকে আমেরিকায় "আপাতত" যেন ঢুকতে না দেওয়া হয়। ৯/১১, বোস্টন ম্যারাথন, টেক্সাস শুটিং, সান বার্নারডিনোর ঘটনার কিছুদিন পরপর পুনরাবৃত্তি ঘটছে আমেরিকায়। এছাড়াও আছে আরো হাজারো কেইস যেগুলো আমেরিকার নিরাপত্তা সংস্থা ঘটবার আগেই নিষ্ক্রিয় করতে সক্ষম হয়। কাদের দ্বারা এইসব ঘটছে? মুসলমানদের দ্বারা। কিন্তু এর চেয়েও মারাত্মক প্রশ্ন হচ্ছে কেন মুসলমানরা এসব করছে? কারণ তাদের ধর্ম পালনের অংশই হচ্ছে ইহুদি-খ্রিস্টানদের ধ্বংস করা। এটা তাদের ঈমানি দায়িত্ব। তো কোন রাজনীতিবিদকে দেখেছেন এই কোরানিক সত্যগুলো নিয়ে ইসলামের সমালোচনা করতে? কিন্তু যেহেতু ট্রাম্প বলে ফেলেছেন, অতএব তিনি ফ্যাসিস্ট। অথচ কোরানে সরাসরি এগুলো লেখা থাকলেও ইসলামকে ফ্যাসিস্ট ধর্ম বলতে কোন মিডিয়াকে শুনেছেন কখনো?
 
মানুষ পলিটিক্যাল কারেক্টনেসের খপ্পরে পড়ে সত্য বলা এবং শুনা ভুলে গেছে। রাজনীতিবিদ নামক ঘৃণ্য কিছু প্রাণী এই প্রথা চর্চা এবং লালন করে যাচ্ছে। অথচ সত্যকে সত্য বলাই নাকি নিয়ম। সেই নিয়মকে যারা রক্ষা করে বা করতে চায়, তাদেরকেই হিটলার, মুসোলিনি ইত্যাদি উপাধি দিচ্ছে বুদ্ধিজীবি নামক আরেক পরগাছা শ্রেণী। ট্রাম্প রাজনীতিবিদ নন, তাই তার মুখ থেকে সত্য বের হয়, আর সেই সত্যকে হজম করার ক্ষমতা নেই বলেই মিডিয়া তার বিরুদ্ধে উঠেপড়ে লেগেছে। রাজনীতিবিদদের "রাজনীতি" নিয়ে সাধারণ মানুষ টায়ার্ড বলেই ট্রাম্পের এই জয়জয়কার। ক্যারিয়ার পলিটিসিয়ানদের দিয়ে যখন কোন কাজই হচ্ছে না, সেখানে একবার ট্রাম্পের মত নন-পলিটিসিয়ানকে ক্ষমতা দিয়ে দেখলে এমন কি আর ক্ষতি হবে! 
 

Sunday, April 03, 2016

প্রতিবেশী প্রতিবেশীতে এতো ঘৃণা কেন?

অনেকদিন ধরেই ভাবছিলাম এই বিষয়টা নিয়ে লিখব, কিন্তু সময় করে উঠতে পারছিলাম না। যাক, আজ T20 ক্রিকেট বিশ্বকাপের সমাপ্তির পর ভাবলাম এ নিয়ে লিখে ফেলি।

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Do you want this lady to be your next commander-in-chief?

In a campaign trail recently, Hillary Clinton was asked about her alleged monetary donations that she received from fossil fuel industries over the years which Bernie Sanders keep on repeating in his attacks on her. But as a citizen & viewer, do you think it is right for Mrs. Clinton to lose her coolness with the Greenpeace activist in the way that she did in the video? Do you want someone to be the president who could lose patience so easily over something that may or may not be true? Does that suit for a character who will seat in the Oval Office? The decision is yours, America!


Friday, April 01, 2016

This is our liberal media

We know that Hillary Clinton is getting lots of support from various influential politicians, celebrities etc. But when it comes to media who is supposed to stay neutral to give citizens the option to choose from different candidates, NBC is leading the race in bias. A recent video from Jimmy Fallon's late night show, shows mockery skit of all current candidates from both parties in a poking, hilarious manner while Hillary Clinton is shown to be mocked the least. In fact, after seeing this video, if you think Clinton wasn't mocked at all, compared to the other candidates, I wouldn't disagree with you.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This is our Democracy...

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard recently admitted that she was pressurized by Democratic National Convention's top leaders, Democrat Party's influential politicians to not endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for nomination. While most of our liberal-minded media would not utter a negative word against Hillary Clinton, this latest piece of news confirms how rigged the system is in US election process. This individual might be just one of many who was pressurized to not endorse Sanders. God knows how many of the endorsed individuals from Clinton's camp were pressurized to endorse Clinton for Democrat nomination. Only time will tell.

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Hare Krishna in Times Square

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Many may not like the ISKCON movement that was initiated by Sri Prabhupada in the west, especially amongst Hindu believers, but you cannot deny the fact that because of him, we are able to chant "Hare Krishna" in the cosmopolitan capital of the world New York City's Times Square like this.


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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

BEING AN INDIAN ABROAD

Last time when I reached SFO Airport, there has been a very long queue to reach the immigration counters. A security personnel was guiding the passengers to form the queue. The moment she went to other side, a man suddenly came out of the queue and ran towards the front, out of turn. I have noticed the passport in his hand - it was a Pakistani Passport.

A bearded westerner (obviously not an American as this was a queue for non-citizens) made a comment: "He must be an Indian..."

I got angry. I told him: "No, he is a Pakistani"

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

দ্যা বাম মুমিনস এর সাথে কথোপকথন


-আপনি ফিলিস্তিনে ইসরাইলের আক্রমণ নিয়ে লিখছেন না কেন?
-লিখেছি তো।
- কই লিঙ্ক দেন।
-খুঁজে পড়ুন, লিঙ্ক দিতে পারবো না। আমি কাউকে লিঙ্ক দেই না।
-আচ্ছা আপনি ফিলিস্তিন ইসরাইল সমস্যার কারণ কী মনে করেন? আপনার লেখা পড়ে মনে হচ্ছে ধর্মই এই সংঘাতের কারণ।
- হ্যাঁ ধর্ম তো বটেই, জাতীয়তাবাদও। জন লেনন বলেছেন, একদিন ধর্মমুক্ত রাষ্ট্রমুক্ত পৃথিবী হবে, সেদিন "nothing to kill or die for" এর সময় আসবে। কোন কিছু নিয়ে কাউকে আর খুন করতে হবে না। সমস্ত পৃথিবীই সব মানুষের হবে।
- কিন্তু ঐ ভূমি তো প্যালেস্টাইনের জনগণের।

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

আমেরিকায় আর্থ-সামাজিক সূচকে শীর্ষে হিন্দুরা

পিউ রিসার্চ সেন্টারের ‘ফোরাম অন রেলিজিয়াস এন্ড পাবলিক লাইফ’ একটি গবেষণায় এই তথ্য উপস্থাপন করেছে। এ জরিপ অনুয়ায়ী কিছু তথ্য হল:-
• ৩৬% নাসা বিজ্ঞানী হিন্দু
• ৩৮% আমেরিকার ডাক্তার হিন্দু
• ৩৪% মাইক্রোসফটের কর্মকর্তা হিন্দু
• ২৮% আইবিএম কর্মকর্তা হিন্দু
• ১৭% ইন্টেল কর্মকর্তা হিন্দু
• ৪৮% আমেরিকান হিন্দুরই স্নাতকোত্তর ডিগ্রি আছে, বিবাহ বিচ্ছেদের হারও এদের মধ্যে কম
• ৪৮% আমেরিকান হিন্দুর পারিবারিক আয় ১০০,০০০ মার্কিন ডলার বা তার বেশি।
• ৭০% হিন্দু অন্তত ৭৫,০০০ মার্কিন ডলার আয় করে। এটি যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের ধর্মসম্প্রদায়গুলির মধ্যে সর্বোচ্চ ।
ইউনাইটেড স্টেটস ডিপার্টমেন্ট অফ স্টেট-এর রিপোর্ট অনুযায়ী সেদেশের মোট হিন্দুর সংখ্যা ২.৪ মিলিয়ন; যা মার্কিন জনসংখ্যার প্রায় ০.৭%।
হিন্দুধর্মের বিভিন্ন ধারণা―যেমন কর্মবাদ, পুনর্জন্মবাদ ও যোগসাধনা―এখন মূলধারার মার্কিন জনসাধারণের কাছে সুপরিচিত।
২৪% আমেরিকান হিন্দুধর্মের অন্যতম গুরুত্বপূর্ণ মতবাদ পুনর্জন্মে বিশ্বাসী ।

[সূত্র: ভয়েস অব আমেরিকা]


(সংগৃহীত)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Islamic Sharia Laws in the west

Ever thought about what can happen if Sharia laws were practised in the west i.e. UK or US. Well, below is just a glimpse of what can potentially create the Islamic ways of finer society, as preached by some:


No wonder why the founding fathers of these western countries thought about separation of church & state in their respective nations.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

American Dollar vs. Indian Rupee


An Advice to all who are worrying about fall of Indian Rupee

Throughout the country please stop using cars except for emergency for only seven days (Just 7 days)

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

আপনি জানেন কি?


হিন্দু-আমেরিকানরা মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের অন্যান্য ধর্মসম্প্রদায়গুলি যেমন ইহুদি, থ্রিস্টানদের চেয়ে উচ্চতর আর্থসামাজিক স্তরে বসবাস করে ।

ইউনাইটেড স্টেটস ডিপার্টমেন্ট অফ স্টেট-এর রিপোর্ট অনুযায়ী সেদেশের মোট হিন্দুর সংখ্যা ২.৪ মিলিয়ন; যা মার্কিন জনসংখ্যার প্রায় ০.৭%।

হিন্দু-আমেরিকানরা মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের অন্যান্য ধর্মসম্প্রদায়গুলির চেয়ে উচ্চতর আর্থসামাজিক স্তরে বসবাস করে। তাদের আয়ের মাত্রা সর্বোচ্চ ও শিক্ষাগত যোগ্যতাও অনেক উচ্চস্তরের ।

৪৮% আমেরিকান হিন্দুরই স্নাতকোত্তর ডিগ্রি আছে, বিবাহ বিচ্ছেদের হারও এদের মধ্যে কম। পিউ রিসার্চ সেন্টারের ফোরাম-এর ধর্ম ও নাগরিক জীবন সংক্রান্ত একটি গবেষণাপত্রের মতে, ৪৮% আমেরিকান হিন্দুর পারিবারিক আয় ১০০,০০০ মার্কিন ডলার বা তার বেশি। ৭০% অন্তত ৭৫,০০০ মার্কিন ডলার আয় করে। এটি যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের ধর্মসম্প্রদায়গুলির মধ্যে সর্বোচ্চ ।

হিন্দুধর্মের বিভিন্ন ধারণা―যেমন কর্মবাদ, পুনর্জন্মবাদ ও যোগসাধনা―এখন মূলধারার মার্কিন জনসাধারণের কাছে সুপরিচিত। ২৪% আমেরিকান হিন্দুধর্মের অন্যতম গুরুত্বপূর্ণ মতবাদ পুনর্জন্মবাদে বিশ্বাসী ।


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