Month: July 2015

Why Homosexuality is Still a Crime in India & Why it’s Outrageous For Indians in General

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Before I answer the question in depth, please allow me to clarify that I’m not homophobic & by all means support people with all sorts of sexual orientations.

Homosexuality being an outrageous concept for Indians has many reasons few of which I want to write about in this post. Please read with an open mind, specially if you are against homosexuality.

In India, homosexuality is a criminal offence. This is law wise. 

What about people in general?

Well, few NGOs and minorities of homosexuals apart, the larger population doesn’t approve of homosexuality. One might expect that younger generation might be more inclusive but for most, it’s only a porn fantasy(guys watching girl-on-girl porn) and a subject of laughter, ridicule or leg pulling. For instance, two best friends being really close will be made fun of by those around them, accusing them of lesbianism in joke….(as if it is funny or…

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Girls Who Kiss Girls (10 Photos)

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Stupid Instagram!

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Some U.S. senators want to start an oil war with Iran

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http://money.cnn.com/2015/07/28/investing/iran-nuke-deal-oil-export-ban/

As Secretary of State John Kerry tried to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress Tuesday, some U.S. senators were ready to start an oil war with Iran.

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is sponsoring a bill to lift the ban on exporting American crude oil. Send U.S. oil abroad, she argues, so America can “compete against our foes in a way that doesn’t involve sending our troops in and boots on the ground.”

In other words, let the U.S. and Iran go head to head on the world oil market.

It’s a timely debate. At a Senate Banking Committee hearing Tuesday, she asked why the U.S. would lift sanctions on Iran so it can export its oil, yet keep a ban in place on American oil exports.

“We’re going to let Iran go out onto the global market and engage in sales of their oil, allowing them to amass…

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Africa to Obama: Mind your own business

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“[The US] was complicit in the murder of Patrice Lumumba, supported apartheid South Africa against Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress (ANC, whom it declared terrorists), financed the terrorist organisation National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), and propped up incompetent and corrupt tyrants like Mobutu, Samuel Doe, and Siad Barre.

Instead of coming to lecture, Obama should have had the humility to come and apologise to Africans for his country’s sadistic adventures on our continent.”

US President Obama’s long-anticipated visit to Kenya this month has been met with a mixed reaction from across the African continent. Amongst the fanfare and warm welcome he received from Kenyans, there was a noticeable, and rightfully (in my opinion) indignant rumbling of dissent from a number of Kenyan and African journalists, bloggers and Tweeters about the arrogance and hypocrisy of his address.

To increasingly see these opinions, views and concerns appearing in the mainstream like…

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Which state would win if America declared war on itself? A former Marine has the answer

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Ever wondered which U.S. state would emerge as the winner if a war broke out between all the American states? What if there was no USA as we know it today, and each state battled its neighbors in hopes of conquering them and securing more resources? It’s not a movie — at least not yet — but one former Marine has imagined the frightening scenario in great detail.

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CDC’s “Most Distinctive Causes of Death by State,” 2001-2010

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Source: CDC

Ever interested in knowing the most unique cause of death in each state? Well, I recently found this article on the CDC that took a look at this question. While generally America’s top deaths usually include heart problems, cancers, and chronic respiratory diseases, this CDC study is designed to spark a nationwide conservation on tackling unique diseases in each state, alongside treating your average chronic diseases. For more information, check out the site:

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2015/14_0395.htm

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