December 19, at It does not say you have to be a member. In andthe Supreme Court issued two landmark decisions concerning the Second Amendment.
Friday November 30th, This article provoked a spirited response from those that agreed and disagreed with my views. I wrote a follow-up to it addressing questions and concerns brought up in the comments here.
Please read it before commenting on this page. Having traveled more than my share of the world, India is the country I liked least, most wanted to leave, and least recommend to others.
It is a place that is infinitely more beautiful in photos than reality, frustrated me at every turn, and did little to endear itself. Herein lies the biggest paradox of India: The development of India would make the rich astronomically richer as it has in China, but the wealthy Indians ignore the crises of their neighbors to their own detriment.
How can you ignore the plight of your neighbors and the poverty all around you? Physicians that are paid to provide free medical care will demand under-the-table payments from suffering patients.
Some projects have been approved and funded several times over decades, only to have all the money disappear. How bad is it?
Here are some corruption examples from the BBC: As traffic grinds to a halt the officer charged with controlling intersections can often be found on his phone or drinking chai tea. Never have I ever seen anything like it.
Sadly though I understand why this is. Success in India is based on caste and family, it is about as far from a meritocracy as it gets. While officially castes no longer exist, overcoming tradition is hard to do, as official proclamations do nothing to break the cycle of division by caste.
If someone has a good idea it can be knocked off by someone more connected or able to pay bribes. In most developing countries livestock are carefully tended as they are an investment.
In India though people let these very expensive animals roam and scavenge. It does not need to be this way, if money that was allocated to solving these problems made it to projects, more people would be employed and less of these problems would be so acute.
Why would Indians not want to improve their country? This is the problem with corruption, unchecked it grows until it is the system. Those who do not participate only harm themselves. It will take a true soul-searching and change in the society to overcome these systemic failures.
A typical trash strewn waterway. The same people that dump their trash here use the river to bathe, wash clothes, and as a toilet. Then they pump the water out and use it for drinking water.
While much of the world is caught up in the BRICs hypothesis made famous by Goldman Sachs, the author of that report makes it clear that these countries are tied together due to phenomenal growth rates, not end states. We should do absolutely nothing to change India.Compare and Contrast Countries.
Create graphs, maps and charts. Select countries and data to compare. Dec 18, · In Japan, you cannot buy a handgun, much less an assault rifle. In fact, even off-duty police officers are banned from carrying guns.
You can buy a shotgun or an air rifle, but it is not easy: First, you have to take a class and a written exam. Life in India is both similar to and different from the life here in Canada. There are many similarities but also a few differences. In both the countries, the Prime Minister is the head of the government/5(1).
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List of countries by intentional homicide rate per year per , inhabitants. The reliability of underlying national murder rate data may vary. UNODC data is used in the main table below. In some cases it is not as up to date as other sources. Blasphemies and Discrimination in The Chrysalids - John Wyrndham the author of The Chrysalids is an extraordinary writer who has created this book in the state of two totally different worlds.