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Health

Fighting Pollution in the Great American Cities

Many centuries ago a man living in the middle of desert wanted to keep his skin free from the effects of sand around him. He tried several experiments from covering up his body completely with sand proof clothes to covering his house completely with glass. He only succeeded in getting sun burns. It looks like health conscious people in USA are trying their level best to repeat the same experiment with increasing pollution today. According to reports from the American Lungs Association released in 2016, the index of air quality seems to be rising from the 0-50 range towards higher values. Any value between 101 and 300 is considered to be unhealthy in nature. The index values in many cities are in fact going beyond the highest value into the region of hazardous zone.

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What Can You Do to Protect Your Family

It is obvious that you won’t be able to go out today and shut down all the pollution creating industries, mines and other sources. It is also not possible for you to clean up the environment single handed. However you could make little start by taking the first steps. Plant a few saplings around your flat or apartment today. If you have a garden and space enough for trees, you could plant a Neem sapling, a coconut plant and few plants   of basil. They help in reducing the concentration of pollutants within your living space. You can also get Neem Bonsai plants which can be grown in small pots. Take 10 to 15 such plants and spread them all over your apartment. Trust me you will be able to feel the difference in your health conditions very soon.

  • Drink plenty of pure water every morning just after you brush your teeth. It helps in removing the toxic elements that have been accumulated within your bowels and other internal organs of your body.
  • Neem leaves extract are said to be highly effective for protection from common allergies and infections due to pollution. Take two teaspoons of neem extract, one teaspoon of honey, one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of Aloe Vera liquid in a bowl. Mix them well and drink ½ cup every evening after you return from work. It helps in purification of your blood and lungs which have been exposed to pollution during the day.
  • You could use the combination of lemon juice, honey, castor oil and Olive oil in equal proportions to prepare a massage liquid. Heat the ingredients after mixing them for about 1 minute. Add few pieces of garlic and let the liquid cool for about 15 minutes, then you can apply onto your skin parts that get exposed to external pollution when you go out. Let the liquid soak your skin for about 20 minutes before washing with warm water.

Diet Patterns

Make sure that your diet consists of vitamin C and E as critical ingredients. Minerals and natural oils help you in maintaining fat and cholesterol free food chain.…

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General News

See what is cooking at the Grand Old Party Today

The republican senator Benjamin Sasse stirred many hearts when he said “i would not vote for Trump” on October 11 2016. According to reports he is seen as the tip of a large iceberg which is threatening to become a Tsunami for the much publicized Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump. Opinion polls from 240+ republican house members showed at least 85+ people who have reservations about Trump going to polls as republican candidate. Even though official announcements have not been made on this issue, it is believed that Trump has got the wind of changing mood among his party men.  He may be left with two options now, go on a rampage against all those who are opposing him or try and woo them into his side with sustained “Positive” campaigning.

Time is Running Out

Time ticks away without waiting for anyone, no matter how powerful or influential they may be. This is exactly happening with Trump within his own party. Most of the “fear” in the minds of party members could be due to the “harsh approach” that he seemed to have adopted against anyone and anything which he perceives as his “enemy”.

There is another side of the coin which looks quite prospective for Trump. Many feel that it is due to the extent of diversity within the GOP, that the division looks visible. The debate is more concerned with the core values represented by the party rather than about the individuals who wish to represent the republicans in the coming elections. If Trump is able to take advantage of this difference of opinions he could still emerge as the sole nominee for the white house race from the GOP.

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Root Causes of the Division

According to reports published in BBC on the 3rd of August, one of the senior party members had described Trump as psychologically unbalanced person. The divisions were clear when Trump reportedly refused to support two of his senior party members for the nomination, thus placing his own name ahead of them in the race. On the contrary the two seniors have reportedly supported the nomination of Trump.

The Aggressive stance adopted by Trump seems to be the root cause of all the troubles that he is creating for himself and his party. Some have gone to the extent of saying that he may be putting the system of US democracy under “threat” with his dictatorship style of functioning and statements. There are also fears of rigging the elections on the 8th of November which could pose serious threats to the process of Democratic election process. Some say that Trump is trying to play the cards of “fear phobia”, especially against the rise of Islamic terrorism and strikes on US soil.

What is Trump Doing

Right now Trump may be too busy consolidating his position for the republican nomination to the presidential election. But he needs to tone down his rhetoric and style of campaigning very soon if he wishes to take the battle ahead into the Clinton camp.…

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Politics

Course of Elections and US Foreign Policies

One of the key focus points in the presidential elections 2016 has been US foreign policies in a changing volatile world. The two major candidates Clinton and Trump have been toeing on entirely opposing lines in many aspects. While Clinton is reportedly in favour of improving relations with China along with taking certain disciplinary actions to bring them in line with US interests, trump seems to be on the path to taking punitive actions against them all the way. Officially both of them welcome China’s growth into become second largest economy in the world, however Clinton seems to be more concerned with China’s failing Human Rights records in the past decade and its increasing interference in US interests across South China seas.

The ISIS Threat

Clinton

According to the second set of PODESTA emails Clinton expressed her anguish over the increasing roles of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in funding ISIS, although the two nations deny doing so. Her primary target is to root out the ISIS from Syria and Iraq by extending support to Kurdish forces. According to reports she plans to dry the funding resources of ISIS from Libya running through to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Apart from taking military actions she also plans to take active steps in the social media to counter the radicalization of youth by ISIS.

Trump

Donald Trump’s policies seem to be more aggressive towards ISIS. According to one section of news reports he is opposed to the entry of particular religious section into USA. He says this has to be done in order to protect the civilians within the country from being shot and blown up by terrorists. According to him the current government has let the situation slip out of control in Libya, Syria, Egypt and Iraq. He promises to undo all such mistakes and bring America back into the path of eliminating global terror.

European Union

After the sudden exit of United Kingdom from the European Union, US seem to be worried about the stability of the EU in future. Large numbers of US companies have their investments in UK and rest of Europe.  It is the fear of recession in UK which threatens them. According to reports Trump seems to appreciate the exit of UK from the EU. This could be inspired by his policy of restricting illegal immigration from across the borders into USA just like UK did after the exit.

South-Asia

South Asia

American policies on South Asia, especially with reference to India have always unclear. There have been some indications about increasing economic cooperation. Hillary Clinton is certainly in favour of extending this cooperation into nuclear programs, anti terror operations and enhanced business ties. The old classical style of combining single blanket policy on India and Pakistan seems to be shifting to more rational approach. According to expert opinions South Asia policies of the Unites States would be Indian centric no matter who becomes the next president. This looks like good news for the Indians as of now. Only the future knows what it holds for the US policy changes in this region.…

Politics

Reflections from US Presidential Election Polls

November 8 2016 shall be the decisive day in US and world politics as the nation goes to elect its next president.  There are five strong candidates from the Democratic (Hillary Clinton), Republican (Donald trump), Libertarian (Gary Earl Johnson), Green (Jill Stein), Constitution (Darrell Castle) parties and one Independent nominee (Evan McMullin). According some of the recent forecasts online, the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton seems to be favoured to become next president. However republican Donald trump is not far behind. With 26 days and 13 hours to go the results could favour anyone. With so much of attention on these two main runners, the others seem to have been pushed to the sidelines. Today we take a look at some these nominees and their contributions.

Gary Earl Johnson

Gary Earl Johnson is an author, business entrepreneur and a politician from Minot in North Dakota. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Mexico in 1975.

  • He was elected as the Republican governor of New Mexico twice in succession from 1994 to 2012 due to his efforts to bring social, economical, political and cultural changes for betterment in the state. He was responsible for budget surplus in the state, bringing sizeable cuts to the state government size and expenses.
  • He was able to stop increases in taxes for six years, improved health services and vetoed more than 750 bills, which is said to be higher than all the other state governors could manage to do.

In 2011 December he joined the Libertarian party and got nominated as the presidential nominee. He polled 3% of the votes, while he had aimed at 5% which would give rights for federal funding and ballot access to the Libertarian candidates. He has been campaigning for the 2016 presidential elections and he can be reached at https://www.johnsonweld.com/.

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Darrell Castle

Darrell Castle is an attorney from Memphis with major degrees in Law, political science and history (1966 to 1970). He has served as officer in the US Marine Corps and worked as attorney. In this year’s campaign he has made protection of the US constitution as one of his main goals. Withdrawal from UN and NATO is another agenda he is working for. He can be contacted at http://castle2016.com/home/.

Jill Stein

Jill Stein is a physician and politician from Chicago. She has been a medical practitioner for over 25 years after completing her graduation from Harvard medical School. Since 1998 she has been working to improve the social life of people in order to bring better health conditions. She has also been in the forefront of environmental movements in the Unites States since 1998. In this year’s campaign she is focusing on ending unemployment and poverty. Strengthen national economy and deescalate the rates of pollution. She hopes to bring about substantial volume of transformation in peoples mindset over bringing a third party to power other than the Democrats and Republicans who have been winning so far. She can be contacted at http://www.jill2016.com/.…