Politicians at their usual work, making a tyrant butcher a benevolent ruler.
Politicians at their usual work, making a tyrant butcher a benevolent ruler.
US backed "MODERATE" rebels. What is the US doing backing these scumbags.
Is there something called a "moderate" terrorist? US needs to rethink its priorities on backing terrorists in Syria.
A dollar comes to roughly around 50 rupees. So a month's supply of these expensive cancer drugs available to patients in India at 100 dollars. You are the company Cipla; ethics and humanity before money. Keep up the good work and may the almighty bless you.
MAKS airshow near Moscow, Russia, showcasing the latest Sukhoi fighters including the stealth PAK-FA (T-50), Mig warplanes, Mil and Kamov helis as well as other aeroplanes. Great pictures.
A step in the right direction. It's rightly said that health is wealth. Human well being and productivity is dependent on health to a large extent; thus, healthcare is a fundamentally critical sector that can make or break humanity, especially when we are constantly being threatened by epidemics that can literally wipe out populations in large areas in a matter of months, and history is witness to this.
We are at a juncture in time when pharmaceuticals pivotal to healthcare are controlled by a few large companies that make massive profits in terms of pricing, which are justifiable in the Western world where most people can afford them, but are atrociously overpriced in the developing world where millions die each year as they cannot afford the high rates charged for these lifesaving drugs. People in such poor countries are thus victims of the patent regime that allows these pharmaceutical corporations to sell their drugs at exorbitant rates and PREVENT OTHER COMPANIES FROM MANUFACTURING AND SELLING THESE SAME DRUGS (FOR WHICH THEY HAVE PATENTS) FOR AN INORDINATELY LONG PERIOD. One can understand the efficacy of long-term patents in areas which are not critical to human survival, but it is inexcusable in the field of healthcare, particularly in poor countries where people can barely afford three regular meals a day, if at all, leave alone pay for medicines that can cost them the equivalent of a few months' to an year's earning for just a course, and this is particularly true for drugs needed to control HIV that have to be taken lifelong as of now.
Africa is in the throes of an HIV epidemic and low-cost drugs from Indian pharma companies are saving hundreds of thousands of lives that otherwise would have been lost, as they would not have been able to afford these very same drugs manufactured by the big Western companies and sold at unbelievably high rates. As mentioned, I can understand such high rates in the Western world, but one wonders at the need for similar rates when the medicines are sold in extremely poor countries, and brings to the fore the ethics in pharma patenting that caters to the greed of these companies and ultimately contributes to the mortality rate among the underprivileged.
All one can say is that if the large corporations want the underprivileged world to honour the patents on their drugs, they should be willing to sell their medicines at a price that the underprivileged can afford and thus bring to an end the unending conflicts with regard to IPR we are seeing today.
Yeah...everybody should feel safe watching the cop spread smoke around with his stainless steel appendage..Rofl... :)
It will do the reader good to look up Spartan culture; a society dependent on slavery for survival, an amazingly brutal and repressive people. I find it difficult to believe that this rotten culture was eulogised and iconized to epic proportions by the assholes in Hollywood to the point that the word SPARTAN was being associated with bravery, courage and what not...very very unfunny. I've wondered for a long time if this is a sign that America is starting to get the GOD Complex of these Spartans; wherein everything everywhere is next to nothing and useless unless it is American. Hope this complex is limited to a few rather than all-pervasive.
Come on India, way to go....Jai Hind....
What the rich developed countries would not do, India, a developing country, is doing. This vaccine will save millions of lives not just in Africa but elsewhere in the world too. Jai Hind. Mera bharat mahan.
What a country...and I used to think of them as civilized...the expression on some of these faces when they slowly kill the dolphins makes me wonder what kind of adults these people are creating. I guess this is a blooding ritual for the adolescents so they become adults who would enjoy and participate joyously in bloodshed, mayhem and mutilation, including perhaps its infliction on fellow humans. Such a ritual could have been relevant during the viking era when bloodletting was vital for survival, but makes no sense in today's world other than perpetuating a bloody legacy that is best forgotten.
Would request stumblers give the thumbs up instead of down so that more and more people get exposed to this act of wanton cruelty. Perhaps this would deter these danish assholes.
To be human is to be imperfect. It's our imperfection that makes us unique. We are shaped by the society we live in. Our likes, dislikes, prejudices are a reflection of the world around us. Most people are able to incorporate many of the positive aspects of humanity, and hopefully fewer negative ones, but not all are privileged enough to be brought up so. Each of us has his/her little quirks and oddities of behaviour that distinguishes us from our peers, and that defines our personality as individuals. This very human trait of individuality is what separates us from such social beings as ants, bees etc.. Each of us is a paradigm that combines intellectually, socially, personally into relationships that shape a community, where each individual lives a life that is interdependent with others, prisms of actions and thoughts that are as multihued as the rainbow. Individual life streams merge to form rivers with their occasional rapids that almost always quieten before each of these rivers finally merge with the sea that is humanity.
A good workout plan for people who want a sculpted but basically scrawny body. Such a workout routine boosts endurance, the muscles get well-etched, but never big. A fat percentage of 3 is unhealthy; should be at least 8 to 12.
The orgasmic delight that humans take in death, destruction, and the anticipation of it...as long as they are watching from a safe distance....eloquently and beautifully captured in mesmerizing detail.
History is a tool, a tool to propagate understanding of the past we leave behind as we progress, but unfortunately all too often history as a tool is used by people to rewrite the past as they see fit. So the contents of a history book can often give you a glimpse of the past that is subjective, but many times little that is objective. In layman terms, history as an account carries with it the baggage of its writer, including his/her prejudices, phobias, wishful thinking, misconceptions, and other human weaknesses and traits that make up the human psyche......Always Take Your History With.....a PINCH of Salt.
You realize after seeing these pictures just how influential the media is in shaping an individual's perception of people, places and things. A beautiful country this...Iran...but if you listen to or see the Western media...which is of course hostile to this country...you form a picture in your mind that is quite contradictory to what you see in this slide-show. A lesson to us mortals...believe what you see with your own eyes...what you hear with your own ears...and smell with your own nose..lol...and never fall for the official line...some percentage of which unfortunately is propaganda. Of course, it is unfortunate that the practice of medieval customs like stoning people to death for adultery...forcing women to wear veils...curbing freedom of expression etc. casts a shadow on this otherwise beautiful country......but of course as in everything else, some countries are more equal than others....like some people are more equal than others......Saudi Arabia practices equally barbaric medieval customs.....but the US, Europe and the rest of the Western block that squeal at Iran, turn a blind eye and have no qualms doing business with the Saudis....now why would that be.....winky....Lol.
Frogs....yup...lil froggies...beautiful froggies...big froggies yup! Colourful froggies...delightful froggies...designer froggies yup! Cat-eyed froggies...dog-eyed froggies, devil-eyed froggies yup! Yup, yuppa, yuppay, yooooo. Go..go..froggies..ho..hoo..froggies...frogga...froggie...froop! YUPPPPPPY...YOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
An eloquent rendering of life in its various stages; from the innocent boy flying a kite in the morning of life; growing up with blossoming of love in the noon; the twilight where he stands, old and slightly bent, over the grave of his love; the night where the two graves stand side by side. But life goes on......
Great bodies, but they who use steroids play with fire. A calculated risk, but at least for these guys it seems to be paying off in terms of money; they can afford to take care of their ill future.
Very good freehand workout routine for someone without gym access or people who don't have the time to go to the gym. Works the entire body and keeps you in shape and strong, but if you really need to slab on the muscles you need to lift good weight and add to that weight consistently for consistent mass gain.