Saturday, November 2, 2013



  • Hackers hit bank. Is your money safe anywhere?

    Hackers stole personal information from millions of JPMorgan Chase customers this summer, in one of the biggest breaches of a financial company. The bank says only non-financial data was taken — names, ...
    Associated Press


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Targeting Wall Street, Robin Hood Tax Comes to Washington
by Karen Higgins
"We have a revenue crisis, and we know where the money is, it’s on Wall Street."

With JPMorgan Under Spotlight, Growing Calls to Jail the Banksters
by Andrea Germanos
"Bank executives facing prison time for illegal activity would be better sanction than fine, say Wall Street reform advocates."

How Economic Growth Has Become Anti-Life
by Vandana Shiva
"An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development."

Screens, Screens, Screens: The Worrying Childhood Impact of the Digital Revolution
by Jon Queally
"New reports show the growing trend of mobile media as pediatricians warn families to get grip on their kids' digital diets."

Perpetual War: How Does the Global War on Terror Ever End?
by Jeremy Scahill
"It is not just the precedents set during the Obama era that will reverberate into the future, but also the lethal operations themselves."

Japan OKs 'Perilous' Cleanup at Fukushima's Reactor 4
by Lauren McCauley
"Removal of 1,300 spent fuel rods deemed 'humankind's most dangerous moment since Cuban Missile Crisis.'""

Our Invisible Revolution
by Chris Hedges
"Did you ever ask yourself how it happens that government and capitalism continue to exist in spite of all the evil and trouble they are causing in the world?"

Vandana Shiva
Dr. Vandana Shiva is a philosopher, environmental activist and eco feminist. She is the founder/director of Navdanya Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology. She is author of numerous books including, Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis; Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply; Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace; and Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development. Shiva has also served as an adviser to governments in India and abroad as well as NGOs, including the International Forum on Globalization, the Women’s Environment and Development Organization and the Third World Network. She has received numerous awards, including 1993 Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize) and the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize.


Reactions (inspired by the "Common Dreams'’ @)>

The idea of 'gift' -ing' may not after all be a bad one; provided it is done fully conscious but not bothering or entertaining any anxiety over the tax consequences it might entail. But, of course, one may have an escape route; in that, the men -in governance/ - in charge of 'legislation, have, in their wisdom or lack of it, chosen to leave enough loopholes, et al, (for clues look up the material on websites) , charitably for the benefit of those taxpayers and their learned cum shrewd professional advisers who are all the time striving to look for and locate any loophole or other deficiencies, of advantage galore, in the serious business of the framing of tax laws; nonetheless, for own intriguing reasons, are noted to have chosen, ignorantly or otherwise,  not to take on such matters  for the common good, and thereby continue to live, also oblige others to live, in sin, in times to come.

If to be differently viewed : Subject to, or additionally, is not the alternate but seemingly righteous idea a much better one. That is, - of earnestly trying to stop acquiring any longer, more and more assets, thereby inviting more and more problems afflicting own peaceful living; in the result, help slowing down the observed increasing tendency to leaning towards the woeful 'capitalism', which is bound to have deleterious impact on the long-ignored / eschewed ideal of "societal welfare" ?????>>>>

Calls for a devoted introspection at least by those, however in minority they are, simply for a change; especially, one for the better.
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Add-on :

The write-up, as may have been be readily noted, deals with a 'high-end' property, and developed as an exclusively owned type; particularly, abroad. Hence, that may not be really of any personal concern, so as to be bothered or least worried , by anyone acquiring a property of the special kind, - flat or apartment; more so, in India.
The previously posted comment , however, has reference only to the said special kind of property, and further, if it has its locale within our country (India); hence must be of every concern to acquirers of such property.

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