Recipe - Iruttukadai's Tirunelveli Halwa
Soak one kg of whole grains of wheat for eight hours.
PURE SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else's cows. You have to take care of all of the cows. The government gives you as much milk as you need.
BUREAUCRATIC SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and put them in a barn with everyone else's cows. They are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers. The government gives you as much milk and eggs as the regulations say you need.
FASCISM: You have two cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them and sells you the milk.
PURE COMMUNISM: You have two cows. Your neighbors help you take care of them, and you all share the milk.
RUSSIAN COMMUNISM: You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the government takes all the milk.
CAMBODIAN COMMUNISM: You have two cows. The government takes both of them and shoots you.
DICTATORSHIP: You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you.
PURE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors decide who gets the milk.
REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors pick someone to tell you who gets the milk.
BUREAUCRACY: You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them. Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.
PURE ANARCHY: You have two cows. Either you sell the milk at a fair price or your neighbors try to take the cows and kill you.
I imagine the tyrant retirement program would provide some sort of international security guarantees and permanent amnesty for the tyrant. That might require some U.N. forces to guard his mansion or island fortress or wherever he decides to retire. And he would have unrestricted travel rights, in case he wanted to get out of the country for his own safety.
Second, the tyrant would be written into the history books as some sort of founding father type. He would be, ironically, the father of democracy, having stepped aside to allow it to happen. The history books would be modified to show the tyrant did many good things in terms of national stability, and then stepped aside to allow democracy to flourish. His multiple genocides would be downplayed. No tyrant wants to get bad press after retiring.
The tyrant would also be allowed to keep much of the money he stole, say up to a limit of $5 billion per tyrant. That's enough to keep him in helicopters and hookers.
You could add some extras, such as putting the tyrant on stamps and currency, or agreeing to keep him on the ones already in circulation. The point is that retirement has to look like a safe and honorable thing.
The story line for the country would be that while a dictatorship made sense while the tyrant was in power, it only worked because of the force of his amazing personality. And since his country couldn't be expected to find another dictator of such compassion and skill, democracy is the best succession strategy. That spin might sound preposterous, but when you consider the things your own government tells you, it's not that different.
I know it will never work. But waiting for tyrants to die takes too long, and killing them is too expensive. There has to be a better way.
Samsung might have an impressive range of high end cell phones, but that doesn't mean they
neglect the entry-level market either as that is where the big money is - massive profit through bulk purchases. The M150 is the latest of such entry-level handsets, and it will come in Light Gray, Charcoal Gray, Pure White, Lavender Pink and Ice Blue colors. Among the specifications
One day while walking down the street a highly successful Human Resources Manager was tragically hit by a bus and she died.
Her soul arrived up in heaven where she was met at the Pearly Gates by St.
"Welcome to Heaven," said St. Peter. "Before you get settled in though, it
seems we have a problem.
You see, strangely enough, we've never once had a Human Resources Manager make it this far and we're not really sure what to do with you."
"No problem, just let me in," said the woman.
"Well, I'd like to, but I have higher orders. What we're going to do is let
you have a day in Hell and a day in Heaven and then you can choose
whichever one you want to spend an eternity in."
"Actually, I think I've made up my mind, I prefer to stay in Heaven", said
"Sorry, we have rules..."
And with that St. Peter put the executive in an elevator and it went
down-down-down to hell.
The doors opened and she found herself stepping out onto the putting green
of a beautiful golf course.
In the distance was a country club and
standing in front of her were all her friends - fellow executives that she
had worked with and they were well dressed in evening gowns and cheering for her.
They ran up and kissed her on both cheeks and they talked about old times.
They played an excellent round of golf and at night went to the country
club where she enjoyed an excellent steak and lobster dinner.
She met the Devil who was actually a really nice guy [kind of cute :-)] and
she had a great time telling jokes and dancing. She was having such a good
time that before she knew it, it was time to leave. Everybody shook her
hand and waved goodbye as she got on the elevator.
The elevator went up-up-up and opened back up at the Pearly Gates and
found St. Peter waiting for her.
"Now it's time to spend a day in heaven," he said. So she spent the next
24 hours lounging around on clouds and playing the harp and singing. She
had great time and before she knew it her 24 hours were up and St. Peter
came and got her.
"So, you've spent a day in hell and you've spent a day in heaven. Now you
must choose your eternity,"
The woman paused for a second and then replied, "Well, I never thought I'd
say this, I mean, Heaven has been really great and all, but I think I
had a better time in Hell."
So St. Peter escorted her to the elevator and again she went
down-down-down back to Hell.
When the doors of the elevator opened she found herself standing in a
desolate wasteland covered in garbage and filth. She saw her friends
were dressed in rags and were picking up the garbage and putting it in
The Devil came up to her and put his arm around her.
"I don't understand," stammered the woman, "yesterday I was here and there
was a golf course and a country club and we ate lobster and we danced and
had a great time. Now all there is a wasteland of garbage and all my
friends look miserable."
The Devil looked at her smiled and told...
"Yesterday we were recruiting you, today you're an Employee"
The Dell Inspiron 9300 is the latest offering from the venerable manufacturer of personal computers. Widely touted as an "entertainment powerhouse," the 9300 promises to deliver exceptional performance for the multimedia fan. Let's take a look at what makes this notebook computer the standout that it is.
You have to admire Dell. Not a month goes by where a new model is offered, prices are reduced, and the whole package is sweetened with the inclusion of some sort of free upgrade. True to form, the Dell Inspiron 9300 notebook computer is a prime example of all that as it is a new model, fully loaded, and is available to you at an attractive price.
Some of the top features of this particular model include:
Depending on how you order the 9300 some of the included features may be slightly different. All models do come equipped with PCI Express graphics options for entertainment applications, including: digital video editing, digital photography, and movies. However, to watch television or view your DVDS, you must purchase the optional TV tuner for an extra $150. Another drawback is that you cannot play audio or video on the 9300 without booting up; some will find this step to be a big inconvenience. Expect future models from Dell to rectify this oversight.
The 9300 is no lightweight, weighing in at just over 9 lbs.; of course if you are moving from a desktop unit the weight will seem inconsequential.
Perhaps the best feature of the 9300 is its price. Dell is forever running specials on just about everything they sell. This particular model retails for $2209 on their site, but with an instant rebate of $750 your price begins at $1459. Even with taxes, shipping and handling charges, the tuner, and a couple of software packages thrown in you can still get the 9300 for under $2000. Comparable models from HP, Gateway, and Toshiba are likely to run several hundreds dollars more than the 9300 and Dell's special price includes their popular three year extended warranty.
Overall, the 9300 is a nice entrant in the "full blown entertainment" category of notebook computers. With the low price and extended warranty you will find that it is a value leader as well.
It seems lately that there is a lot of interest in image makeovers. We see it on television from extreme makeovers to home makeovers. What is an Image Makeover? Why do people want makeovers? What will they do for you?
Image Makeovers can be extreme and include plastic surgery, hair implants, liposuction and dental work. For the lucky few who are chosen, it will make a great difference in their lives. Image makeovers help raise self-esteem and give those who have them an edge in the corporate and business world that they would have not previously had. It may seem unjust but there is a widely held belief that how you look reflects who you are - your social status, intelligence etc. Whether we like it or not we are judged within the first fifteen seconds of meeting someone. This alone would be enough reason to want a makeover.
The good news is you have control over the image you project. For those who don't need or want extreme work done but would like a more polished image and want to highlight their assets, there are simple steps that can be take that will create a more satisfying look.
The elements to consider when creating a professional look are: hair, makeup, style, body type and wardrobe building, communication skills and attitude.
Hair: Keep your hairstyle up-to-date. Hair has a huge impact on your overall look and an out-dated style will make you appear out-dated as well. If you are working in the corporate world this could destroy any chance of advancement. If your style is from the last decade it may communicate that your ideas and practices are too. If you need an updated look find a hairstylist who knows the latest hair fashions.
Makeup: If you don't wear makeup now and you are otherwise well groomed you will not look completed finished. If you are not sure how to use makeup seek out a professional- it will be well worth the time and effort.
Style: When we dress to suit our personal style or fashion personality we feel more comfortable. Sometimes women don't want to "dress up" because they feel like they are being someone else. When you dress to fit your personal style you can be "dressed up and feel like the clothing belongs on you.
Body Type: We are not all born with the same shape, so, the style we wear will impact the way we look. Have you ever seen an outfit on one of your friends that looked spectacular but when someone else wore that same outfit it lost its pizzazz? That has to do with the body shape of the two people. Both women could be the same height and weight but have a totally different shape. This has a huge impact on how the outfit looks.
Building a Wardrobe: Have you brought home clothes that you really liked and when you looked in your closet you realized that that you didn't have a thing to go with it? What do you do? Go back to the store and buy something to match. That's not always a bad thing if you have lots of money to spend. If however, you don't, you will want to make wise purchases. Making wise purchases means knowing how to build a wardrobe.
Communication Skills: Good communication skills involve more than what you say. We communicate using body language, tone of voice and listening skills. Good communication skills will increase your income, improve your company's profits, make you more promotable and increase your job satisfaction. If you feel your communication skills are lacking enroll in a communication skills.
Attitude: A person can look as good as possible but will fail miserably if he/she has a poor attitude. Research has shown that the number one reason people lose their jobs is because of their inability to get along with others, in short - a poor attitude. A great attitude is the key element that brings all the others together it is like the icing on the cake.
Son: "I will choose my own bride!"
Father: "But the girl is Bill Gates' daughter."
Son: "Well, in that case...OK"
Father approaches Bill Gates.
Father: "I have a husband for your daughter."
Bill Gates: "But my daughter is too young to marry!"
Father: "But this young man is a vice-president of the World Bank."
Bill Gates: "Ah, in that case... OK"
Father goes to see the president of the World Bank.
Father: "I have a young man to be recommended as a vice-president. "
President: "But I already have more vice- presidents than I need!"
Father: "But this young man is Bill Gates's son-in-law."
President: "Ah, in that case... OK"
Moral: Even if you have nothing, you can get anything. But your attitude & approach should be positive.