The most bizarre story surfacing now is that in 2014, a night before model code of conduct applied for general election, UPA govt ‘gifted’ 123 prime properties in Delhi to Waqf Board.
UPA lost the election but not before selling the heart of Delhi.
The properties under question are not just another empty ground in remote area but literally gold mines prime location worth thousands of crores.
The entire matter was executed in a hasty manner within a week that went through chain of approvals by several departments & ministries.
Salman Khurshid was said to be in-charge of this entire execution.
Immediately after NDA formed the government, VHP challenged these properties de-notification, that was inherited from British Raj pre-independent.
In Aug’14 Delhi HC ordered centre to take appropriate decision regarding 123 properties. List - just take a glance.
Govt formed a one-member committee in 2016 for the said purpose which submitted inconclusive report in 2017. In August 2018, govt appointed two-member committee. And in November 21, DDA issued public notice inviting representations with regard to the properties. Read.
You realize that teachers & nurses have graduate degrees, right? Do you think they’re rich? One teacher we spoke with is a 1st-generation college grad, now 150k in debt from compounding interest on his undergrad + masters degrees. The burden got so bad, he contemplated suicide.
Then there’s veterinarians. Do you know their average student debt is ~200k? Not nightmare or worse-case scenario. Average. They don’t become wealthy either. Their suicide rates are very high in part because of debt. Does anyone think veterinarians are frivolous parts of society?
Now let’s talk about the biggest bogeyman: lawyers & doctors. This may come as a shock but not all lawyers go to school to defend oil companies. Some want to be public defenders or work in civil rights. Their degrees cost hundreds of thousands, but they make a fraction of that.
A woman we spoke with grew up poor & lost her mom to cancer. So she devoted her life to working hard to become a doctor & treat patients in low-resource settings. She’s now 250k in debt, can’t afford to work on a lower salary & has to give up on her dream to serve those in need.
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In 2017, Gallup did a poll that revealed just 15% of employees are engaged in their jobs.
With 85% unengaged, no wonder FIRE is all the rage.
In @joshua_becker’s latest book, Things That Matter, he asked which was more attractive:
• to retire early and live a life of leisure
• work a long time at a job you find fulfilling and productive
52% answered to retire early.
I asked you the same yesterday and the numbers were similar. https://t.co/cLqAymZdqH
But that 52% is missing the point.
Let me explain…
Which goal is more attractive to you?— Kurtis Hanni (@KurtisHanni) September 16, 2022
In 1883, Germon chancellor Ott von Bismarck offered a pension to any nonworking German over age 70.
Other nations followed suit and the modern-day retirement was born.
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The Dept of Justice laid a trap for Trump. They told him, Trump has to supply a written letter stating they have no more classified documents, when FBI visited Trump on subpoena in Florida in June. And Trump had his lawyers write that letter pic.twitter.com/OzaeUn1Yzg
“Individuals, working in concert with State officials, including the Florida Governor, made numerous false promises to LCR’s clients — including of work opportunities, schooling for their children, and immigration assistance — in order to induce them to travel,” attorneys wrote.
1. Self discipline is the ability to do what you need to do to reach your goals.
This is where discipline starts, have a clear goal.
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2. Have a strong why.
A clear goal isn't enough to warrant discipline.
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You know you should go to the gym, but you don't feel like it.
You want to lose weight but crave cheesecake.
The reps you don't feel like doing are the ones that keep you on track.
4. Audit your day.
Write everything you do as you go through the day.
Before bed, review your list and note what doesn't align with your goals.
Tomorrow, make it a priority not to do them again.
Sorry, the argument is totally bogus. It is a combination of EU hatred and cakeism dressed up in respectable clothing. 1/ n
How do we define sovereignty in trade deals? Complex question, so let's just look at this government. It believes in trade deals and membership of the WTO. These contain binding rules. Therefore for this government sovereignty and binding rules are compatible. 2/
Therefore sovereignty in terms of trade rules for this government is a relative concept either in content or partner terms. So when they say the EU proposals go too far is that because of what is proposed, or who it is proposed with? 3/
We haven't been told the detail. But with regard to the level playing field it is suggested that no country could sign up to a situation where not following the rules leads to tariffs being imposed. However we agree to this in the WTO and FTAs. So that is untrue. 4/
Fish is a slightly different matter, and it is being said that the EU proposal would deny the UK control of our waters. But definitionally that can't be true. We're showing our control through the discussion. We don't have to do a deal. 5/
A lot has been heard about the farm bills that were recently passed by the Rajya Sabha.
Here’s an attempt to understand WHY it is a matter of concern to the farmers, and WHY are they protesting.
Let’s first understand the bills:
(i) The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020
Acc. to this, the farmers can now sell their produce to non-regulated markets. This means, instead of the farmer having to go to a govt controlled Mandi, they can go directly to say a the buyer.
(ii) The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020:
A buyer & a farmer can have a contract in place much before the production even commences.
(iii) The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020
deregulates the production, storage, movement and sale of several major food items, including cereals, onions oils etc; unless in case of extraordinary circumstance
Sure, these changes to the bill look positive!
Don’t we all love privatisation? This does give an opportunity to the farmers to be their own king in a way; doesn’t it?
Let’s look at it this way:
After all these years... remainers still go "AH HA but fishing is a tiny contribution to the economy".. Well why might that be? Why has it withered? Why has it become a totemic issue in our relationship with Brussels? Yes it is tiny now. But for millions that's the sodding point.— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) December 17, 2020
1. Fishing had been declining for much of the twentieth century. The number of UK fishermen more than halved in mid-century: from nearly 48,000 in 1938 to 21,000 in 1970. By 1970 - the year *before* the UK signed the Treaty of Accession - fishing made up less than 0.1% of UK GDP.
2. That decline had many causes. A century of over-fishing had left stocks dangerously depleted. Younger generations were moving out, in search of safer and better-paid work inland. And the "Cod Wars" with Iceland (1958-76) triggered the collapse of the Atlantic trawler fleet.
3. The "Cod Wars", in which Iceland expelled GB trawlers from its waters, were a grim reminder (a) that other states have sovereignty too & (b) that power-politics still exist outside the EU. For Cold-War reasons, the US backed Iceland. The UK had to fold. https://t.co/t8wdvtCgMb
4. There were other challenges, too. In the early 1970s, Norway & Iceland were dumping large quantities of frozen fish on the British market, driving down prices for domestic suppliers. The fishing fleet badly needed investment for modernisation but was struggling to raise funds.
Today the European Commission chief hit back at the EU-is-in-denial-about-UK-sovereignty claim.Yes, she said, EU was insisting on what it views as ‘fair competition’ rules in exchange for giving the UK preferential access to the single market (tariff +quota free) but she added/2
that UK would remain free – “sovereign, if you wish” were the words she used – to decide what it wanted to do. If UK diverged the EU "would simply adapt conditions for access to our market. It would be the decision of the UK and would apply vice versa,” she said /3
Is this a change in the EU position? I'd argue no. The EU has gradually shifted focus as it has become increasingly aware that post-Brexit UK will want to make up its own rules and regulations for business; deciding for itself which industries it wants to invest in and promote /4
Despite this, EU would rather have a trade + security deal with UK than not. So Brussels has been pondering how it can live with UK’s sovereign right to diverge, protect single market and still have a deal. Answer: focus more on governance, not just level playing field /5
Dr Napier has crunched the figures not for EU national quota shares (which often overlap the UK/EU zones) but for actual catches, by nationality and precise maritime location. To read the whole of this painstaking July 2020 report go here.
The report is factual and draws no political conclusions. On the surface (as it were), Dr Napier’s findings justify the complaints of UKG and parts of the UK fishing industry that Britain has an unfairly low share of catches in the UK EEZ up to 200 miles. BUT…. 3/13
Although some UK complaints are justified for some species and some sea areas, the report shows that the overall figures often bandied around in UK media (ie 70% for EU boats, 30% for UK) are misleading or grossly exaggerated. 4/13
For instance….I’ve failed to notice this before myself (slap in face with wet cod) but the stats often quoted conveniently ignore non-EU Norway’s share of catches in the UK EEZ. (The UKG has already agreed to maintain this N. access in return for UK access to N. waters.) 5/13
The last edition for the year. (The 30nins of Prayer & Intercession, live on Facebook)
Do you know that there are people you'd meet in life and your life will not remain the same again? .
Saul met one of such men.
He went in search of his father's lost donkeys, and divinity crossed his path. d Bible in;
1 Samuel 9:6b MSG
He replied, "Not so fast.There's a holy man in this town.He carries a lot of weight around here.
Take note of d 2nd sentence.
Saul met a man that carried a lot of weight
There are lightweights
The one Saul met, carried a lot of weight.
He went in search of lost "items" but grace redirected him and divinity crossed his path. This provoked envy. God broke the seal of obscurity on his family and his
name and family name were noised abroad.
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1 Samuel 9:6 MSG
He replied, "Not so fast. There's a holy man in this town. He carries a lot of weight around here. What he says is always right on the mark. Maybe he can tell us where to go."
(Grace will take you somewhere. somewhere,
you will meet men and women that carry a lot of weight)
There are categories of weight.
Saul met Samuel, and his life changed forever...
1 Samuel 9:14
They continued their climb and entered the city. And then
there he was - Samuel! - coming straight toward them on his way to the shrine!
(These heavyweights are coming towards you this week)
They are burden bearers.
They are influential people.
You will not miss them. They will not miss you.
Divinity will cross your path this week
Let's unpack this
Since Brussels is convinced that leaving the EU is an act of unprecedented self-harm -- and it could be proved right, we'll see -- I don't understand why they want to crib and confine the UK within their imperial regulatory reach in perpetuity. Why bother with a basket case?— Andrew Neil (@afneil) December 11, 2020
"Since Brussels is convinced"
I like that
Personalise it to Brussels
Not 27 EU nations, our friends, neighbours
"convinced that leaving is an unprecedented act of self-harm"
it has been an act of self-harm
see the damage so far
see why no deal has to be sold as an Australia style deal
see why it has to be hidden within the "massive success" of covid
"it could be proved right"
See UK government forecasts
Not a single one positive
See Liz Truss - unable to explain how any trade deal will make us better off
But not to worry we will "mightily prosper"
"I don't see why they want to crib and confine the UK"
The UK is asking for a deal
The EU will offer one
If the UK doesn't like it well perhaps you should have thought of that before selling simplist fantasy bullshit to lie to voters