Reference: APJ Abdul Kalam–Pure Wisdom

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APJ Abdul Kalam

‘To create better world, it is necessary to alleviate poverty’

Chicago, Apr 24:

Former President, Mr A P J Abdul Kalam today said that to create a better world, it is necessary to alleviate poverty, safeguard drinking water, use clean energy and ensure quality education and values for all.

Mr Kalam, who was honoured at a public reception by the Indo-American Centre (IAC) here, said: “The world is integrally connected through the environment, economy, people and ideas.”

He said that we need an educational value system, and ideas and innovations should not be politically inclined.

On political unrest in the Middle East, Mr Kalam explained how the Egyptian revolution for a change to democracy has spread to the Arab world.

“We need to stop corruption,” he said.

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Obama Pakistanizes [Undeclared] War on Libya

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Chuck Spinney

REFERENCE

Obama Takes the Cape

Pakistanizing the Libyan War

By FRANKLIN C. SPINNEY, Counterpunch

Weekend Edition, April 22 – 24, 2011

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In other words, someone has sold Obama on Pakistaning the Libyan War, i.e., pursuing a military strategy of relying on drone attacks to a destroy an adversary hiding in the environmental background.  What is astonishing is that Obama took the cape, despite the fact that only 12 days earlier, a  report in the Los Angeles Times by David Cloud illustrated once again the absurdity of Cartwright’s and Gates’ claims.

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Unions Taking Money Out of Banks

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John Steiner

Unions pulling money from banks backing Florida Chamber

Mark Schleub, Orlando Sentinel, 20 April 2011

Unions representing Central Florida teachers, firefighters, police and other government workers are pulling an estimated $10 million from five banks affiliated with the Florida Chamber of Commerce, blaming them for an attack on public employees.

The unions are also asking their members — an estimated 20,000 people — to withdrawal their personal money from Bank of America, PNC Bank, Regions Bank, SunTrust and Wachovia. And labor leaders across the state could follow in the coming weeks, union officials say.

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Comment at the Story:

Archangel73 at 11:59 AM April 22, 2011I have noticed that all of these attacks on Public servants [are] having an opposite effect.

The Fire and Police depts used to be mostly Republican, now all of those folks are leaving the party because they’re upset that the burden of everything is being put on THEIR backs.

What was intended to WEAKEN the Unions appears to be having the opposite effect, and employees are becoming more resolute. More importantly, they are becoming angry with the GOP.