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United States: Businessman pleads guilty for role in Venezuelan oil bribery scheme
May 30, 2019 08:00 pm

A businessman accused of bribing Venezuelan oil company officials has pleaded guilty in an alleged multibillion-dollar graft scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Houston says Jose Manuel Gonzalez Testino pleaded guilty Wednesday to three charges, including one count of conspiracy…

United Kingdom: UK secures anti-graft orders on three London homes
May 30, 2019 07:30 pm

British police said on Wednesday they had used tough anti-graft powers for the second time to freeze three London properties believed to be linked to a person involved in serious crime. The National Crime Agency said it had obtained the…

Peru: Peruvian president threatens to dissolve Congress unless anti-graft reforms passed
May 30, 2019 07:00 pm

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday threatened to dissolve Congress unless his anti-graft proposals are passed, raising the stakes in a power struggle with the opposition that could usher in a new period of political turmoil in one of Latin…

United States: Bank CEO charged by feds in taking bribes and secret self-dealing
May 30, 2019 06:30 pm

The CEO of Elkins Park-based Noah Bank was arrested Wednesday and charged with secret self-dealing and taking bribes in exchange for issuing loans. Edward Shin, 56, allegedly siphoned off commissions on loans guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration. One…

China: Bohai Steel Chief Comes Under Graft Investigation
May 30, 2019 06:00 pm

Yan Zesheng, deputy party secretary and general manager of Bohai Steel Group, came under investigation on allegations of graft, continuing the turmoil swirling around the bankrupt state-owned enterprise with $36 billion of debt. Yan, 58, the de facto top manager…

Bosnia: Video prompts Bosnians to protest judicial corruption
May 30, 2019 05:30 pm

Bosnians protested Wednesday outside the country’s top judicial body after a secretly recorded video emerged of its head appearing to take bribes through a middleman, himself a police officer. Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday in Sarajevo, the capital, to demand…

Random acts of kindness

  1. Make your voice count – sign a petition for a good cause
  2. Offer to help your neighbours/friends with chores
  3. Smile at a stranger
  4. Make amends with someone you may have wronged
  5. Fight climate change – go vegetarian for today!
  6. Surprise your parents with flowers
  7. Make someone’s day – tell a friend why you appreciate them
  8. Smile at 3 people today
  9. House chores can be tiring – offer a helping hand
  10. We all love surprises! Buy someone an unexpected gift

Did you know..

Did you know…

that today is Rhode Island’s Birthday? One of the original 13 states, Rhode Island was the thirteenth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on May 29, 1790. Trivia buffs: Rhode Island is home to the Tennis Hall of Fame and was home to the first National Lawn Tennis Championship in 1899.


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being’s suffering. Nothing — not career, not wealth, not intelligence, certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we’re going to survive with dignity.”

— Audrey Hepburn


Random acts of kindness

  1. Lend a friend a book you think they’d like
  2. Visit a friend who’s sick
  3. Treat a friend – buy them lunch!
  4. It can get lonely when you are old, pay your grandparents a visit
  5. It’s hard to stay connected – reach out to an elderly person you know
  6. Offer to help your neighbours/friends with chores
  7. Help someone struggling with heavy bags
  8. No matter how annoying they can be, tell your siblings how much you appreciate them
  9. Go green – don’t waste paper
  10. Buy someone a coffee

Plant the right seeds

selective focus photo of pink petaled flowersWe’re harvesting the fruits of the seeds planted by those before us. Make sure you plant the right seeds for those who come after you.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. (Warren Buffett)
Be at ease in your own skin for you cannot shed it like a snake.
Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell. (Bill Copeland)


Random Acts of Kindness

  1. We rarely listen to others – ask someone about their day
  2. Share something interesting you’ve learnt today
  3. Who will be making dinner for your family today? Tag, you’re it!
  4. Feed a stray animal if you spot one
  5. Bake something for your family/friends
  6. Answer the phone in a cheerful voice – even if it is a sales person
  7. Save your family some time and buy their groceries
  8. Surroundings looking messy? Tidy up the area around you
  9. Let someone know how much you appreciate them
  10. Tell a friend about ARK/World Kindness Day

Overcome Fear

person standing on top of tree

You can’t overcome fear by thinking about it. Face it head-on.

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. (Dale Carnegie)

When a problem arises it is not a sign to stop, it’s merely a sign to change your plans slightly.

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. (Robert H. Schuller)



The Cunning And Instructional Turtle

Star Wars Jabba the Hutt figurineA Poem by Jay

Whose turtle is that? I think I know.
Its owner is quite angry though.
She was cross like a dark potato.
I watch her pace. I cry hello.

She gives her turtle a shake,
And screams I’ve made a bad mistake.
The only other sound’s the break,
Of distant waves and birds awake.

The turtle is cunning, instructional and deep,
But she has promises to keep,
Tormented with nightmares she never sleeps.
Revenge is a promise a girl should keep.

She rises from her cursed bed,
With thoughts of violence in her head,
A flash of rage and she sees red.
Without a pause I turned and fled.

With thanks to the poet, Robert Frost, for the underlying structure.

sea turtle swimming with fishes





Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“I believe in strong women. I believe in the woman who is able to stand up for herself. I believe in the woman who doesn’t need to hide behind her husband’s back. I believe that if you have problems, as a woman you deal with them, you don’t play victim, you don’t make yourself look pitiful, you don’t point fingers. You stand and you deal. You face the world with a head held high and you carry the universe in your heart.”

— C. JoyBell C.


Keep your head, body’ll flow with each swing

woman standing on green grass field during daytimeYou will never succeed if you don’t do anything at all.
Action is the foundational key to all success. (Pablo Picasso)
Don’t trust those who speak without showing their intentions.
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain. (J. K. Rowling)

man sticking out head above water


Keep Going

No matter how slow you progress, as long as you keep going you’ll get there eventually.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. (Confucius)
Even if you’re on the right path, you’ll get nowhere if you stand still.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. (Will Rogers)

man in track suit jogging on concrete road


Random acts of kindness

  1. Wardrobe overflowing? Donate clothes to a charity
  2. Compliment someone today!
  3. Go out of your way to thank someone today!
  4. Buy more ethically sourced foods
  5. Offer to help your neighbours/friends with chores
  6. Help someone academically – lend them your study notes
  7. Be eco-friendly – unplug electronics when you’re finished using them
  8. Gift someone something they complimented you for
  9. Surroundings looking messy? Tidy up the area around you
  10. Send flowers to a friend or a family member!

Sunflowers Free verse by jay


How happy is the powdered plumbago!
Now fine-grained is

just the thing,
To get me wondering if

the plumbago is small-grained.

I cannot help but stop
and look at waxy blooms.
Never forget the colorless

and smooth blooms.


however hard they try,
Will always be zany.
Down, down, down into

the darkness of the petunias,
Gently they go –

the unreasonable,

the clawlike,

the foolishyellow sunflower field during daytime


Free will – Wikipedia

greyscale photo of DO What YOu Love signageFree will is the ability to choose between different possible courses of action unimpeded.[1][2]

Free will is closely linked[by whom?] to the concepts of responsibility, praise, guilt, sin, and other judgements which apply only to actions that are freely chosen. It is also connected with the concepts of advice, persuasion, deliberation, and prohibition. Traditionally, only actions that are freely willed are seen as deserving credit or blame. There are numerous different concerns about threats to the possibility of free will, varying by how exactly it is conceived, which is a matter of some debate.

Some conceive free will to be the capacity to make choices in which the outcome has not been determined by past events. Determinism suggests that only one course of events is possible, which is inconsistent with the existence of free will thus conceived.[3] Ancient Greek philosophy identified this issue,[4] which remains a major focus of philosophical debate. The view that conceives free will as incompatible with determinism is called incompatibilism and encompasses both metaphysical libertarianism (the claim that determinism is false and thus free will is at least possible) and hard determinism (the claim that determinism is true and thus free will is not possible). Incompatibilism also encompasses hard incompatibilism, which holds not only determinism but also its negation to be incompatible with free will and thus free will to be impossible whatever the case may be regarding determinism.

In contrast, compatibilists hold that free will is compatible with determinism. Some compatibilists even hold that determinism is necessary for free will, arguing that choice involves preference for one course of action over another, requiring a sense of how choices will turn out.[5][6] Compatibilists thus consider the debate between libertarians and hard determinists over free will vs determinism a false dilemma.[7] Different compatibilists offer very different definitions of what “free will” even means and consequently find different types of constraints to be relevant to the issue. Classical compatibilists considered free will nothing more than freedom of action, considering one free of will simply if, had one counterfactually wanted to do otherwise, one could have done otherwise without physical impediment. Contemporary compatibilists instead identify free will as a psychological capacity, such as to direct one’s behavior in a way responsive to reason, and there are still further different conceptions of free will, each with their own concerns, sharing only the common feature of not finding the possibility of determinism a threat to the possibility of free will.[8]

via Free will – Wikipedia


Intelligence vis-a-vis Wisdom

black and silver bridge camera on top of books
I thought it worth sharing from a WhatsApp forward by a friend.
This is so so good … I had never known these profound distinctions between Intelligence and Wisdom
Worth reading on …
1. Intelligence leads to arguments.
Wisdom leads to settlements.
2. Intelligence is the power of will.
Wisdom is power OVER will.
3. Intelligence is heat, it burns.
Wisdom is warmth, it comforts.
4. Intelligence is the pursuit of knowledge, it tires the seeker.
Wisdom is the pursuit of truth, it inspires the seeker.
5. Intelligence is holding on.
Wisdom is letting go.
6. Intelligence leads you.
Wisdom guides you.
7. An intelligent man thinks he knows everything.
A wise man knows that there is still something to learn.
8. An intelligent man always tries to prove his point.
A wise man knows there really is no point.
9. An intelligent man freely gives unsolicited advice.
A wise man keeps his counsel until all options are considered.
10. An intelligent man understands what is being said.
A wise man understands what is left unsaid.
11. An intelligent man speaks when he has to say something.
A wise man speaks when he has something to say.
12. An intelligent man sees everything as relative.
A wise man sees everything as related.
13. An intelligent man tries to control the mass flow.
A wise man navigates the mass flow.
14. An intelligent man preaches.
A wise man reaches.
Intelligence is good
but wisdom achieves better results.
books over green trolley bin

Random acts of Kindness

  1. Hug your parents
  2. Life can get really busy – take some time out to spend with a family member
  3. Have lunch with a homeless person
  4. Answer the phone in a cheerful voice – even if it is a sales person
  5. Save your family some time and buy their groceries
  6. Compliment someone today!
  7. Know someone who is not coping very well? Give them a call
  8. Say good morning/afternoon/evening to a stranger
  9. Pay for someone’s bus ticket
  10. House chores can be tiring – offer a helping hand

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Did you . know

Did you know…

… that today is the Flaming Gorge Birthday? In 1869, explorer John Wesley Powell first named the Flaming Gorge area of Utah (based on a spectacular red rock cliff). Flaming Gorge Reservoir is a huge reservoir providing outstanding opportunity for boating, fishing, skiing, jet skiing, houseboating and other water sports. Explore nature today!


My latest painting and poem


Ladders leading


Heaven or


I x


And climbed



In the skills of

Architect and

The engineer and

The poor

Mason- my divine Almighty

My friend.

I changed ladders

At will

Climbed new ones

Wrote my name on

Every empty wal

Where gave i reached

Dear God! My friend

I don’t know

Where am i going?

Tired now

With arthritic knees

I hardly can climb 10 steps

Tell me which is my finsl ladder



via: Medium Daily Digest.

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Stories for Dhananjay Parkhe · Member since Aug 2018

Today’s highlights
Applause from Munr Kazmir and 2 others
I’m the last person to say that life is easy. I don’t think that’s the case at all. But there’s one thing…
Darius Foroux in The StartupMember only content5 min read
Applause from ⭐ Ryan Justin and 2 others
Writing is easy; finishing is so much harder. But it matters.
Zach J. PayneMember only content6 min read
What Democracy Needs to Be Nourished With, and How America Didn’t Do It
Jungian Psychology: Carl Jung and von Franz on the Process of Individuation.
Member contentFor Members
Applause from David Thomas-Jensen and 2 others
Veterans bear the burden of war long after they leave the battlefield. It’s time for America to acknowledge…
Applause from Megan Holstein and 2 others
Is marijuana the next frontier of fitness?
Jon Marcus in ElementalMember only content7 min read
Applause from Jared Keller and 2 others
I’ve had three different mysterious chronic illnesses. Each time, the struggle to figure out what was wrong…
Caira Conner in ElementalMember only content9 min read
Based on your reading history
Applause from Lisa Daum and 2 others
Well, I’ve wasted the entire day today.
Tom Kuegler in The StartupMember only content5 min read
Applause from Gillian Sisley and 2 others
You could write about phones
Applause from Christopher Oldcorn and 2 others
Put to the test: Using the Hemingway app to improve the quality of your writing.
Niklas Göke in Better HumansMember only content10 min read
From authors you follow
Applause from T.S. Narkissa Luna and 2 others
It helps to love what you do.
Applause from Jo Ann Harris
You might think you’ll have a better chance at being curated on weekdays, but curators are still hard at work…
Brian Rowe in 1-One-InfinityMember only content6 min read
Applause from The Startup
2. A great danger for many writers is to become too autobiographical in their fiction.
Brian Rowe in The StartupMember only content7 min read
What I learned after 30 years of attending, running, and facilitating meetings — painful and memorable ones
Applause from Adam, Diabetic Cyborg
Into the garden,
Applause from people you follow
Applause from Christopher Boswell and 2 others
You’ll love #14,837
Iva UrsanoMember only content4 min read
Applause from poetsarah and 2 others
I ride an emotional rollercoaster every single day.
Applause from Christopher Boswell and 2 others
Why it’s useless, and what you should do instead.
Zulie Rane in PsychobabblingMember only content6 min read
Best in Equality
Applause from Tim Wise and 2 others
Empathy isn’t the solution to our political crisis. It’s a major cause.
Noah BerlatskyMember only content8 min read
Applause from Adam, Diabetic Cyborg and 1 other
I have made myself so invisible that the destination is no longer important.
Athena Dixon in Gay MagMember only content8 min read
Best in Transportation
Applause from Max Ufberg and 2 others
The most useful maps distort what they depict and leave out tons of possible information
Barbara Tversky in ModusMember only content5 min read

Did you know

Did you know…

… that today is the anniversary of Hands Across America? In 1986, over 7,000,000 people participated in Hands Across America by holding hands to bring attention to the plight of the hungry and the homeless in America. Hands Across America raised $34 million, and shortly thereafter, triggered the release of $800 million in aid from the Federal government.


Random acts of Kindness

  1. Save water – take a shorter shower today
  2. Know someone going through something you’ve been through? Give them advice
  3. We all love surprises! Buy someone an unexpected gift
  4. Support a small, local business as a customer
  5. Save water – turn the tap off when brushing your teeth!
  6. Write a complimentary note for someone
  7. Start the day right – make breakfast for everyone
  8. Help someone struggling with heavy bags
  9. House chores can be tiring – offer a helping hand
  10. Surprise your siblings with their favourite sweets/chocolate

Wise Quotes. Good morning. Have a great day.

Almost all our suffering is the product of our thoughts. We spend nearly every moment of our lives lost in thought, and hostage to the character of those thoughts. You can break this spell, but it takes training just like it takes training to defend yourself against a physical assault. ~ Sam Harris


After Vedic Math – India learnt Con-Gressi Maths in these General . Elections.

The Con-Gress President kept attacking PM Narendra Modi . as THIEF on. Rafale Aircraft Deal.

Now as his party’s results are out see how the Dynasts are protected by their Tablespoons/  sycophants.

HOW Congress plays with numbers, how Rahul Gandhi lied on Rafale numbers. See an example. “CWC decided to keep Rahul Gandhi as President and Congratulated him for being more successful in Campaigning than Modi because Modi got only 11% more seat (272 to 303) But Rahul Gandhi got 18% more seat(44 to 52)..👍👏👏👏

Yes Of course. If he wins 52 out of 230 on which election was fought – that’s really 22.6% success rate or 71.4% Failure rate -we . can choose whichever one we like. 52 out of 543 is 9.5% (market share or LS seat % for a party which ruled for 60 years! ) Great No? The market share or. LS Seat share. really grew from 8.1% to . 9.5% . which is 1.4% higher. than last. Now you . can see how Pappu manipulated the Rafale figures with his Pachattis. AAnkde or numbers or figures. I wonder if he even. knows the difference if we were to. say. your numbers are wrong or your figures are wrong – he . would . not know. the difference. Wah. Wah. 😊🥰😎


Random acts of Kindness

  1. Know someone going through something you’ve been through? Give them advice
  2. Hug your parents
  3. Taking public transport? Offer your seat to someone else
  4. Leave a kind message anywhere (in a library book, on a computer etc.)
  5. Offer to babysit your siblings/cousins/nephews/nieces etc
  6. Write a complimentary note for someone
  7. Send a thank you card to someone who has made a difference in your life (a friend, family member, teacher etc.)
  8. Make someone’s day – tell a friend why you appreciate them
  9. Fight climate change – go vegetarian for today!
  10. Is that litter on the floor? Pick it up and bin it

Ethical Alliance Daily News

Ethical Alliance Daily News 

United States: Chicago banker indicted on bribery charges for loans made to Paul Manafort
May 24, 2019 08:00 pm

A Chicago banker who approved $16 million in loans to Paul Manafort in exchange for a post in the Trump administration was indicted on a bribery charge Thursday. Stephen Calk, president and CEO of Federal Savings Bank, surrendered to the…

Mexico: Mexico sells off cars from corrupt rich to give to the poor
May 24, 2019 07:30 pm

Dozens of luxury cars seized from sticky-fingered politicians and mobsters will go under the hammer this weekend as part of a populist anti-corruption crusade being waged by Mexico’s leftist president. Andrés Manuel López Obrador has vowed that proceeds from Sunday’s…

United States: Four arrested in alleged bribery scheme at D.C. tax office
May 24, 2019 07:00 pm

Four men have been arrested on charges stemming from alleged bribery schemes within the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue, authorities announced Thursday. A federal grand jury last week returned a sealed indictment alleging three of the men — including…

Malaysia: Malaysian police raid Deloitte office in 1MDB probe
May 24, 2019 06:30 pm

Malaysian police on Thursday (MAy 23) raided the Kuala Lumpur offices of auditor Deloitte as they ramp up investigations into a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal, an official said. Huge sums were stolen from Malaysian state fund 1MDB, allegedly by former leader…

South Africa: South African Express to charge former execs with fraud and corruption
May 24, 2019 06:00 pm

South African Express (SAX) said on Thursday it was preparing to lay fraud and corruption charges against some of its former executives. In May 2018, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) revoked the airline’s operating permits, effectively grounding all…

China: The Graft Network Around Disgraced Shaanxi Chief
May 24, 2019 05:30 pm

A massive graft network surrounding a former provincial party chief surfaced as unfolding investigations took aim at more family members and associates of the disgraced official. At least six businessmen have come onto investigators’ radar as they probe the corruption…

Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is National Escargot Day? Take time out today to eat a snail, or something else French, if snails are not to your taste. 😉


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Research has shown that laughing for two minutes is just as healthy as a 20-minute jog. So now I’m sitting in the park laughing at all the joggers.”

— Author Unknown