Monday, July 30, 2012

028 Tearful Ms. Jordyn Wieber, the top gymnast Olympian from United States

Ms. Jordyn Wieber, the top gymnast Olympian from United States


I sympathise with Ms. Jordyn Wieber who was disappointed with her failure to qualify at the London Olympics.


Short-term solutions:
*She can prepare again. She is still young.

*Her problem is too small when compared to the problems of homeless students in Michigan.

She has great sponsors like Kellogg and AT & T.

Here is a link which shows the plight of 31,000 Michigan homeless students leading unsettled lives. They do not shed tears. They do not sob. They have an inbuilt-self-dignity.

www.freep.com/article/20111218/NEWS06/112180464/Michigan-s-homeless-students.

She can empathise with them.

To continue. Continuer . Continuar.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

027 Multiple Choice Questions Test on Global Business Terms



Here is a small MCQ Test based on the United States and the Global Business Terms. Just , click the answer which you consider as the best. Press the 'get score button' when you are done. You can press the 'get score' button any number of times even in the midst of test. Press 'reset' if you want to try afresh.

1.Which of the following European countries is not considered having a weak economy?
Greece
Spain
Italy
France

2.Largest economy of the European Union:
France
Britain
Germany
Italy

3.Ms. Christine Lagarde is the 2011 chair-person of
World Bank
IMF
WTO
IDA

4.Countries experiencing balance of trade difficulties can avail overdraft from
IDA
IMF
WTO
World Bank

5.Increasing inequalities in developing countries is explained by the curve
J-curve
Yield Curve
Commodity Price Curve
Kuznet's Curve

6.Kyoto Convention deals with procedures of
Insurance
Shipping
Customs
Environment

7.A Bill of Lading is issued by
Carrier
Consignee
Shipper
Indenting Agent

8.VAT is a/an
income tax
customs duty
sales tax
travel tax

9.Hague Protocol and Warsaw Conventions deal with
air cargo
marine cargo
post parcel
surface transport

10.EuroDollars are held
inside Europe
inside U.S.A.
outside Europe
outside U.S.A.

11.Forward premia and discounts in foreign exchange markets arise owing to
speculation
interest rate differentials
demand and supply
all

12.A put 'option' gives
right and obligation to sell
right and obligation to buy
right to sell without obligation to sell
right to buy without obligation to buy d`

13.In case of D.E.Q. (Delivered Ex Quay) the seller should pay everything
upto loading at the port of shipment
upto unloading at the port of destination
pay for unloading, import clearances and import duties in the buyer's country
NOT

14.The shares supporting the A.D.R.s (American Deposit Receipts) are issued by
American Companies
foreign Companies
European Companies
all

15.How many digits do American Zip Codes have
5
6
7
8

16.The term 'Old Lady' refers to
Bank of England
Paris Bourse
FED
BundesBank

17.Not a member of North American Free Trade Agreement:
Canada
Greenland
Mexico
U.S.A.

18.Not a member of Organisation of American States (OAS) :
Canada
Mexico
U.S.A.
Brazil

19.Wall Street is in
Boston
Chicago
Los Angeles
New York

20.American Style Options :
should be exercised on due date
can be exercised before due date
can be exercised even after due date
NOT


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Thursday, May 19, 2011

026 Is Laden going to become a martyr?

United States seems to be happy by getting rid of Osama Bin Laden physically. It may thinking that all its problems will be over , by providing even-an-ant-cannot-enter type security to its Presidents.

The problems will, now, intensify double-fold. The problems of the innocent Islamic Citizens will also go up four-fold. That means, the problems of this world will go up by eight-fold.

United States could have sought the help of the International Criminal Court for trying Laden. An in-absentia (ex-parte) judicial trial becomes necessary. A public notice or summons could have been issued to Laden seeking his appearance in the court, supported by his lawyers.

Laden might have, anyway, been a sick person already. He would have died a natural death by the time I.C.C. completes its trial, convicts him if charges against him are proved, and sends him to an international prison.

By pursuing this process U.S. would have upheld the principle of the Rule of Law. It would not have become a rogue Nation like the other rogue Nations which U.S. pinpoints and blames. A horse should be different from a donkey. A God cannot behave like a demon.


Laden is going to become a martyr and a demi-God at least in some countries. New Ladens are going to arise and spread his cult throughout the world. No wonder, if a new religion is born from his martyrdom. After all, Christianity is a religion born from the martyrdom of Jesus. Islam is also born from the sufferings of Prophet Mohammed.


To continue. Continuer. Continuar .

Friday, December 3, 2010

025 HOW MANY CITIZENS NEED DEBT CONSOLIDATION SERVICES?

I am sad that some craze has developed for 'debt consolidation services' in United States.

How far financial engineering and re-engineering can sustain the suffering individuals?

I have come across a private finance brokerage firm opened 120 websites, initially with identical web content. It might have found, that the identical website content, affects its search engine optimization (SEO). It, now wants, to get the websites rewritten with different formats and text, conveying the same gist and message.

Why do individuals need so many loans? Auto loan, Credit Card, Department Store Card, Mortgage Loan, Payday Loan, Title Loan and what not? They must have been obtaining all these loans out of distress.

The American President and the Congress should find some real solution for this distress. The financial engineering , re-engineering, brokering are not going to truly ameliorate the plight of the probably innocent citizens.

To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

024 A GREAT LEADER OF GLOBAL LAW AND ORDER SUFFERING FROM HEART DISEASE

United States is a great leader of the world's law and order. It is, de facto, the world's policeman and judge, all in one.

The funniest thing is, mugging and robberies take place in Central Washington, its Capital City. The robbers, unlike their Nation, follow principles of equality. They do not spare even the Officials of the Whitehouse. They find any place convenient as their work-station, including public toilets, filling stations and airports.

To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

023 WHY TAX US CITIZENS FOR WARS OUTSIDE?

Reports are that US allocated USD 70 billion on war expenditure in Iraq. One wonders, how US reimburses itself of its expenses in Iraqi war! Sovereigns or Corporates or individuals, today cannot afford to undertake a business on loss. Even charity and philanthropy are becoming businesses. Should we say that God will reward US? Probably, US will someday ask Iraq to sell/surrender a State in Iraq to repay the war debt.

Added on 22nd Nov. 2015.

How many millions / billions of bucks, will US allocate now, for bombing the IS State? We have to wait and see.

To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Monday, November 26, 2007

022 SEE NOT THE MOTE IN YOUR BROTHER'S EYE BUT THE BEAM IN YOUR EYE

FACTS

"... The detention of human rights activists and the use of force to stop peaceful rallies in Russia is troublesome..." - U.S. President George Bush said on Nov. 25, 2007.


BLOGGER'S VIEW
*Troublesome to whom? These things happen in US also. Then troublesome to who else?

*Mat 7:3 : And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?


To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

021 A MODERN NATION DOES NOT PRAY FOR RAINS

FACTS
Governor of Georgia is praying for divine intervention to get rains into their State.

THIS BLOGGER'S FEELINGS
This can be understood if it happens in developing or less developed countries. How can it happen in US which is one of the most Advanced Nations of the world?

To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

020 WHY BLAME US SCHOOLS FOR SEX ABUSE?

FACT
An AP report spoke about Sexual Abuse in US Schools.

COMMENT
As if there is no sexual abuse in State and Federal Administration.

IF YOU WISH TO SEE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071021/ap_on_re_us/teacher_sex_abuse

To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

019 WHAT FOR A WAR IN IRAQ?

Bush : War in Iraq cannot be won purely by military means.

DeductionWhat for is the present recruitment drive in the forces?

Bush : Want to support ailing housing market.

Deduction : Not worried about structural weaknesses. Why people are unable to service their loans? Because they are burdened with high-cost properties, short repayment schedules and large instalment amounts, with little income from the properties.

Bush : Middle-east peace cannot be imposed.

DEDUCTION : Peace can be imposed only on Non-Christian Nations.

BUSH : Dalai Lama wasn't likely to "severely" damage relations with China.

DEDUCTION : Until US finds that he will be a useful tool in its strategic plan and supports him.

BUSH : Prevent Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, if World War III is to be avoided.

DEDUCTION : Is he planning WW III?

Added on 22nd Nov. 2015.

A pawn shop keeper asked me, while I was purchasing a newspaper from him, whether there is going to be a World War III now?

I could not provide him a satisfactory reply to him, except some mumbling and murmering.

To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

018 WHY PROUD OR ASHAMED - BE NEUTRAL

US president George Bush said:

"... America had a proud history of standing with Muslims ..."

This writer's observation: "With whom does American history sits with, if it stands with Muslims?"



To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

016 HOW THE US PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES HAVE TO POSITION?

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Here is a link to Forbes, containing an article which gives tips on how US Presidential candidates have to position themselves:
http://www.forbes.com/2007/09/27/trout-marketing-politics-oped-cx_jt_0928trout.html?partner=weekly_newsletter. This item is from Jack Trout. For Hillary Clinton, he suggesed "Experience". Barack Obama: "Agent for Change". John Edward: "Fairness for the common man". So on. The piece is worth reading.

This blogger's view: Why should a Presidential candidate go on selling himherself. Can't the voters search for the right candidates and persuade them to contest, if they are not willing to contest?

Added on 22nd Nov. 2015.

Now that Barack Obama's eight years are going to be completed, we should see whether the 2015-16 American Prsidential Candidates are going to posture in a different way? Mr. Obama claimed that he does not dye his hair. Will the 2015-16 candidates stop dyeing their hair?

To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Friday, September 21, 2007

015 HAPPY BUSH AND UNHAPPY OBAMA

PRESIDENTIAL OPTIMISM

Mr. George Bush is very optimistic about US economy. He is satisfied with Corporate profits and exports. He is not worried about commotion in housing markets. He wants to be pessimistic only if the Congress raises taxes.

COMMENTS
Fair enough for an economy which is propped up with war expenses and weapon exports.

To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

014 EXPENSIVE HOUSE BLOCKS IN TOP AMERICAN CITIES

The Forbes magazine published top EXPENSIVE HOUSING BLOCKS in top ten US Cities. These are based on prevailing market prices and the purchase trends.

A good study indeed for a business magazine.

But, the houses and the house owners should now become untouchable.

Added on 22nd Nov. 2015.

This blog post was written in 2007 i.e. prior to the 2008 Great Recession in US, as a consequence of sub-prime lendings by American Banks.

ybrao-a-donkey (this blogger) thinks that there is no change in the reckless attitude of American Banks in their sub-prime lendings.

To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

013 LOOKING AT THE CLOUDS - WEATHER ECONOMICS

The US President George Bush said that US financial markets have enough liquidity to weather "declines".

He wants economists to make "rational" decisions and conclude that the US economy is strong.

The economists should look at the clouds and the sky, to get ready to weather declines.

To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Friday, August 10, 2007

012 WHAT IS ENOUGH PROGRESS in Iraq?

The US President, Mr. George Bush says that Iraqi leaders are progressing, but it is not enough.

Does he want the Iraqi leaders to kill all the Iraqi people at a time?

Added on 22nd Nov. 2015.

Now, Mr. Obama has to clarify whether there is enough progress in Iraq?

To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

#011 RESELIENT ENOUGH TO COLLAPSE WITHOUT NOTICE

The US President, Mr. George Bush says that the American economy is reselient enough to withstand volatility in financial markets.

As long as there are American weapon exports, the US economy will boom. The world should feel insecure to buy American and European arms. Then there are poor American citizens to slog. The adverse terms of trade suffered by several countries will enrich US and its currency.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

010 HAD IRAN HARMED AFGHANISTAN?

The US President George Bush and the Afghan President Hamid Karzai lock themselves in talks at Camp David. Bush comes out insisting that Iran must prove its intentions.
-oo0oo-

The Afghan President must first find out ways and means for preventing his own people being killed by American and Afghan forces. The US President seems to convince that Iran is going to harm Afghanistan. Such an event is most unlikely. The US must first prove its intentions.

To continue. Continuer . Continuar.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

009 CAN A BRIDGE COLLPASE JUST IN 40 YEARS?

UPI reported that a 40 year old bridge across Mississipi river collapsed in Minneapolis, Minnesota. US President Mr. George Bush is eager that the Federal Government should respond robustly.

It is not clear why a bridge should collapse just in 40 years. Anyway what is this robustness?

These things may happen in backward and corrupt countries like India. How can it happen in the so called most efficiently administered country like US?

To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

008 ELEPHANT AND MOUSE

President Bush is worried about intelligence reports indicating that Osama Bin Laden and Al Quaeda are hiding in tribal regions of Pakistan.

Mice can irk an elephant. An elephant cannot catch a mouse.

Added on Nov. 22, 2015.

Who is now hiding in the West Asia? Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, apart from Afghanisthan and Pakisthan?

To continue. Continuer. Continuar .

Monday, July 2, 2007

007 Where is dignity and hope?

The news reports indicate that US proposed its Dy. Defence Secretary Mr. Zoellick as the new President of World Bank. He is promising socio-economic development, dignity, hope and opportunity.

Tall words. Why he could not give them to Iraq? Why Iraq got only war and destruction?

To continue. Continuer.. Continuar

006 WHAT WILL DROP WHEN MENDICANTS EMBRACE?

BUSH WELCOMES FRESH RETIREE PRIME MINISTER of BRITAIN, TONY BLAIR AS ENVOY TO MIDDLE EAST PEACE EFFORTS!

When two mendicants embrace one another, ash will drop from their bodies. (There is a practice among Hindu mendicant monks to apply ASH from cremation grounds, on their forehead and body, as a part of their dedication to Lord Siva). Blair has already become unemployed. Bush is going to become unemployed.

To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

005 WAS JAPAN'S CRIME GREATER THAN THE TWO EURO-AMERICAN CRIMES?

The House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee voted to call for apology from Japan for the sexual exploitation of women during second world war.

Has US apologised to Blacks for slavery and native Indians for annihilation of their race by European settlers?

The American Indians were made minorities in their own country. Where can there be greater exploitation than the two great Euro-American crimes?

To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

004 G-8 SUMMIT - ACCORD ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Observers welcomed the climate change accord claiming that it will tie the US to the goal of fighting global warming.

Who will be tied! Not the US. The other 7+4 entangle themselves. US will play the game.

To continue. Continuer. Continuar.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

003 VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM - VICTIMS OF CAPITALISM

Mr. Bush unveiled a monument in Washington, for victims of Communism.

When will he unveil a monument for the victims of Capitalism?

When will American Presidents unveil monuments and memorials for victims of Capitalism?

To continue. Continuer.. Continuar.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

002 If US does not offer somebody ELSE WILL OFFER. Si √Čtats-Unis ne proposons pas de quelqu'un d'autre va OFFRIR

The US President -Bush offered incentives to Serbia if it agrees for Kosavo's freedom.

Some other country will offer more incentives if Serbia does not agree to Kosavo's freedom. It may even offer incentives to US if the latter agrees to freedom of Alaska. If Kosavo's cause is really just, no sops should be necessary.

"If it was up to me, I would close Guantanamo. Not tomorrow, but this afternoon. I'd close it," -- Collin Powell, former Secretary of State, US.

Ghosts of Guantanamo prisoners may be visiting his home.

To continue. Continuer Continuar.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

001 How does Bush ensure democracy in Pakisthan? He can't!!!

PAK DEMOCRACY

President Bush said: (About restoration of democracy in Pakistan)
"... And in terms of the democracy issues, he's going to have to deal with it ..."

How does Bush ensure it? By invading it? How does Mushraff ensure it? By killing protestors?

Added on Dec. 4, 2010

Mr. Obama wants to safeguard Afghanistan and Pakistan, by promoting democracy. Is it really possible?
To continue.Continuer Continuar