The first time I remember experiencing racism was in the first grade during lunch. Two second graders started picking on me for being Black. The bullying started out with comments about the color of my skin, which then escalated after a few days to them tying up my sweater so that I couldn t put my hands through them, taking my food and calling me their slave whenever they saw me. I remember being confused because I didn t understand why my race was a problem. I was one of three Black students in my grade at the private elementary school I attended. I started there in pre K and did not see myself as different from my White classmates until this moment. My heart races when I think back to that time.
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There is clairvoyance in Indo Pak relations about Pakistan s anti India agenda that is difficult to obfuscate. Its support to anti India activities is well documented and well recognised. The latest in a series of such hostile actions are bizarre accusations of False Flag operations against itself that merits attention. The reasons given for India to launch false flag operations are equally bizarre and keep changing every time it makes the bogey of false flag.The first reference to false flag operations by India against Pakistan was made by its Prime Minister Imran Khan in a Twitter post on 23 August 2019 when he attributed the reasons for his fear as Indian accusations for some terrorists from Afghanistan having entered J amp;K for terrorist activities. He also claimed that the operation would be launched to divert international attention from Indian actions in J amp;K.Thereafter the accusations of false flag operations became too frequent and reached its nadir during from May 2020 beginning again with a Twitter message again by its Prime Minister on 06 May 2020 which stated as follows "I have been warning the world about India ''s continuing efforts to find a pretext for a false flag operation targeting Pakistan. Latest baseless allegations by India of infiltration across LoC is a continuation of this dangerous agenda. This time the reasons for false flag had changed; terrorists from Afghan to infiltration across LoC.False flag operations by India seems to be the pet theme of Pakistani establishment to imply that India would resort to false flag actions every time there has been a terrorist related incident to accuse Pakistan to send across a message to internal and external audiences.From making such calls once or twice a year earlier, Pakistani establishment from Prime Minister to Foreign Minister, Railway minister and Inter Services Public Relation spokesman have made several calls of an impending false flag operation by India.In the latest message of false flag attack by India it ''s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reiterated on 24 June that "India ''s mood is clear as it wants to divert attention from its border dispute with China to Pakistan, ", adding that India was finding excuses to launch a false flag operation against Pakistan. Incidentally the statement was made in the aftermath of India s decision to cut diplomatic strength from in one another s countries by half.As is amply clear the reasons for false flag threat keep changing and are reflective of a confused and regressive mind set aimed at appropriating insinuations to India without any basis of facts.Pakistan leadership s false flag syndrome is an outcome of uncertainty and fear psychosis emanating from lack of confidence in their own capabilities to govern. It is also an outcome of the baggage of the past, having nurtured and supported non state actors as part of state policyThe concept of the false flag comes under the domain of conspiracy theory wherein an operation conducted by one party or government is made to appear as though it were sponsored by another party or government.False flag operations have been a part of statecraft since ancient times. But times have changed and no country, especially a democratic one, with an ever alert fourth estate will resort to such an agenda. Although authoritarian and monotheistic states have never shied away from such operations if it furthers their interests. Without naming any state we have witnessed plenty of false flag operations in the recent past.Pakistan itself has been a practitioner of false flag operations since long. Due to a long history of having nurtured state (read Pakistan Army) controlled proxies it has conducted and continues to conduct false flag operations with impunity in its own, restive areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Its earlier such operations in Sind against MQM and East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, are well known and documented.Pakistan s desperation has been growing since 2019 when India laid out clear red lines and demonstrated its will to execute its policy statements with actions like trans border surgical strikes and airstrikes like at Balakote. The Pakistan Deep State and chiefly its Army has been at their wits end trying to come up with an effective counter to pursue their policy of "bleeding India with a 1000 cuts ".Today Pakistan stands discredited in world fora due to pursuing an unstable anti terrorism narrative. It continues to actively provide support and safe sanctuaries to terrorist outfits heavens such as Haqqani network and its affiliates having direct linkages with Al Qaeda. On the other hand, it portrays itself as a victim of terrorism, little realising that these are an outcome of its own devious outlook and game plan has gone horribly wrong. International opinion is against Pakistan and even its most trusted friend, China has not been able to get it off from the FATF grey list due to its continued support to terrorist funding.No country takes Pakistan seriously when it tries to project itself as a victim of terrorism. Similarly, it is unlikely it will be taken seriously when it tries to portray itself as a victim of false flag operations. Pakistan is desperate and it reflects in its statements and actions of peddling half truths and lies. Never the less India needs to sit up and take notice of a false and malicious agenda being pushed by Pakistan against India and its entities.(The author is an Indian Army Veteran. Views expressed are personal.)
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan threw down the gauntlet to the opposition on Thursday, asking them to point out a single contradictory statement in his speeches on Covid 19 crisis, and stressed there wasn t any confusion in the government response to the coronavirus pandemic.The prime minister, who made a rare appearance in the concluding session of the general debate on the budget 2020 21 in the National Assembly, defended his government s coronavirus response after it came under criticism from opposition for being confused .
By Alyssa McCraw Post date June 21, 2020 Why not replace Confederate monuments with pop culture icons? Yes, seriously. Image: AP Photo Steve Helber, fileCancel culture can ''t be confused with well warranted whistleblowing.Replacement options for Confederate monuments should include pop culture icons.Louisiana should "do the right thing. "A specific petition started making its way around social media last week. The title led me to believe it was comic relief, but I was relieved to find it wasn ''t:
NEW DELHI: Xiaomi is bringing its laptops to India and the company said it will keep the number of SKUs low, unlike other brands, so buyers don t get confused. The company has been sharing details about the laptop in parts, building up the excitement for the official launch on June 11.Manu Jain, managing director, Xiaomi India, tweeted recently that the laptop will have Intel s latest and top of the line Core i7 10th gen processor. The company had earlier indicated that it will be catering to power users.
Love, it has been said, is a many splendored thing. By Andy Williams and Han Suyin, anyway, who, respectively, sang the song and wrote the book that became the 1955 feature film. How exactly you splendor something confused me, being unaware of any other instances of the word being employed as a verb. I consulted a (admittedly non comprehensive) print dictionary and found only the noun definition. Further online perusal led me to a verb definition, claiming that to splendor something is to either make it splendid (really? like, this room is rather drab, what say we splendor it by festooning it with tinsel?) or to proceed with pomp or grandeur (as in, the graduates splendored across the auditorium stage?) Yeah, no.
Raquel Daniel who is the founder of Beyond the Classroom Foundation is also a non profit clarity coach. Her new book titled: Flow: A Girl s Guide to Menstruation, is designed to guide the young girl through menstrual hygiene and positively embracing that which has become a part of her life. I remember having my period for the first time, I wasn t scared or confused, I knew exactly what was happening. Unlike other girls my age at the time, I was relieved. I didn t think I was going to bleed to death. I can say for a fact, that I was prepared. This was because my late father told me everything I needed to know about the monthly period and hygiene before I turned 10. Unfortunately, so many girls, especially those in rural communities, welcome their first periods with anxiety and very little knowledge of it. In my work with girls, I have seen how the lack of accurate information has negatively affected how menstruation is perceived.
;I left a funeral to be by your side after Nick Jonas married an Indian woman that wasn t you, stresses Fabiola to her best friend Vishwakumar, in full blown dramatic confrontation in a high school hallway. That was very hard for me, says Devi Vishwakumar, the protagonist of Netflix s latest show Never Have I Ever. The outrage that Vishwakumar felt at Nick Jonas s impending nuptials to another Indian woman, could very well be Mindy Lahiri s in the show The Mindy Project, where Mindy Kaling played the eponymous OBGYN. Given that Mindy Kaling is the co creator, writer and executive producer of Never Have I Ever, it all makes sense, somewhat.The show narrated by tennis legend John McEnroe essentially is the story of 15 year old Vishwakumar, a sophomore high school student, who is trying to make a go at life while coming to terms with the recent death of her father. On her first day of school as a sophomore, she prays to a horde of Indian gods, asking for certain things to make up for last year, claiming that last year sucked for a number of reasons. " She adds a few items on the list, as she bargains earnestly with the whole Devlok, and asks for invitations to parties with drugs and alcohol. But its her hairy body that bothers her more than you would think. Two, I d love for my arm hair to thin out. I know it s an Indian thing, but my forearms look like the frickin floor of a barbershop, says Vishwakumar, earnestly as she bows down at the shrine ensconced in the living room of her home. The last request on her list is for a boyfriend, who is not some nerd but a stone cold hottie who can rock me all night long.
It s recovered a bit since that time, but the value of Ponzi schemes and investment scams, which are most of what constitute cryptocurrency scams, has been seriously deficient due to the pandemic. That could be due to the falling prices of cryptocurrency during this pandemic, leading to less money coming in from scams.Now the main focus of scams has shifted to preying upon those confused by the conditions of the virus, with scammers more focused on blackmail in some cases saying they have COVID 19 and threatening to spread it to the victim s family unless paid a certain amount or phishing email scams.
Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh governments have announced that schools should not pressurise parents to pay fees during the lockdown. However, there is no clarity among parents about whether no fees will be charged during the period or they will have to be paid later.According to various school authorities, some parents have assumed that there will be no fees for the period and numerous queries are being received by them about fee waivers.
NEW DELHI : To pay or not to pay, waiver or moratorium parents of school children are confused with announcements of several state governments offering relaxations for school fees during the coronavirus lockdown period in the country.Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh governments have announced that schools should not pressurise parents to pay fees during the lockdown. However, there is no clarity among parents about whether no fees will be charged during the period or they will have to be paid later.
Not something you read everyday, is it?
Not something you read everyday, is it?
The moment has come for us to lay down our pens, close down our laptops and go home, because Donald Trump just retweeted a PinkNews article.
Confused? Let me explain. There are few professions in India which demand individuals who master the Hindi language. If you are someone whose English is a little weak but holds an upper hand in Hindi, you can pursue a career in the below mentioned fields: People across the country consume news, be it via television or newspaper. Moreover, India being a Hindi speaking nation, there is a huge demand for news in the Hindi language. This opens up various opportunities of becoming news reporters correspondents for the masters of Hindi. However, if you are keen on pursuing this profession you must also be equally good with the current issues and have detailed knowledge about the world and country events.
In a post titled ;Diary of a Father and daughter,; single dad Maverick Austin recounted the equal parts scary, confusing, and comical story. Austin said he was on a conference call when his daughter phoned him to say she had pooped her pants at school and needed a change of clothes. A few hours later, Austin said he got yet another phone call saying, ;it happened again.; "I 'm confused and very annoyed because I 'm super busy. I yell, #8216;Just wipe your butt better then stuff toilet paper in the back of your pants, and I 'll have to call you back in an hour ' and I hang up, " Austin wrote.
The Walking Dead fans were just a little confused by Negan s comments in season 10 when he stressed that he would never hurt a child. He didn t exactly wrap Carl Grimes in cotton wool.Negan (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) came into The Walking Dead taking absolutely no prisoners, immediately pulverising Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) and Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) with his blood thirsty baseball bat Lucille and Carl (Chandler Riggs) was right in his firing line too, just to get revenge on the teen s father Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln).
Key point: He was a true menace for the Soviet Union. By May 8, 1945, Adolf Hitler had been dead for more than a week. Germany was in the act of formally surrendering to the Soviets and the Western Allies, so occupying Red Army troops in the eastern German town of Brunn were not expecting to witness what may have been World War II s last dogfight over Europe. They were watching entranced as a Red Air Force pilot entertained them with a one plane air show. He expertly put his Yakovlev Yak 9 single engine fighter through a series of intricate rolls, climbs, dives, and stalls while the infantrymen below applauded. Suddenly, a lone German Messerschmitt Me 109 dove on the unsuspecting Russian, riddling his Yak with machine gun bullets and 20mm cannon shells and sending it spinning toward the German countryside. As the stunned soldiers gathered around the oily bonfire that seconds earlier had been a lethal flying machine, the Luftwaffe pilot banked westward toward his final landing. Erich Hartmann, aerial warfare s supreme ace, had just scored his last kill number 352. Recommended: This Was the Plane That Almost Replaced the F 22 Raptor The son of a doctor, Hartmann was born on April 19, 1922. It was a hard time to be German. Just 31 2 years after its defeat in World War I, the Fatherland was helpless before its victorious, unsympathetic enemies. Political upheaval, poverty, and the worst inflation in history made life in Germany difficult, destitute, and dangerous. Jumping at the opportunity to escape this situation, Dr. Alfred Hartmann moved his practice to China. Despite the language barrier he got on well with his new patients, who were grateful to have such a skilled physician to tend their many maladies. They gathered at his office daily and gladly paid their bills on time. Being German, Dr. Hartmann was not generally associated with the European colonial powers that Asian nationalists were increasingly resisting. Nevertheless, when he found the severed heads of three British acquaintances on stakes outside his door one morning in 1929, he decided to gather up his beautiful wife Elisabeth and two little boys and return home, where he set up a new practice in Stuttgart. Recommended: Could the Battleship Make a Comeback? During the 1930s, while their country underwent drastic changes, Elisabeth and her sons embraced the national craze of gliding. Her eldest, Erich, developed a passionate love of flying, becoming one of many young Germans addicted to the sky. By the time Hitler came to power in 1933, an entire generation of Germany s young men were yearning to be aviators. Recommended: Why Doesn''t America Just Kill Kim Jong un? Erich Hartmann was born too late to participate in the Third Reich s early period of conquest from 1939 until mid 1942. In fact, when the European war broke out in September 1939, he had just been conscripted, at age 17, into the Hitler Youth. Still, he was enthusiastic about the war. It would give him the opportunity to pursue his dream of flight, so as soon as he graduated from high school in the spring of 1940, he enlisted in the Military Training Regiment based at Neukuhren, East Prussia. A free spirit, he would never completely conform to the restrictions of Nazi German military life. Also, he was emotionally distracted. He was madly in love with 16 year old Ursula Paetsch, and the two were planning to marry as soon as possible. Hartmann s fun loving inclinations and determination to stay closely in touch with his fiance frustrated his regulation bound flight instructors, but his flying ability became apparent as he quickly mastered the deadly but notoriously difficult to fly Me 109D. Unwilling to wash out such a terribly gifted student, the instructors tolerated his lack of self discipline as he continued to impress them in training. As the pivotal summer of 1942 broke over war torn Europe, Hartmann approached his final stages of training with typical brilliance, scoring 24 hits on a small, fluttering, infamously hard to hit drogue target towed by another plane on June 30. This was by far the best his instructors had ever seen from a trainee in his first attempt at aerial gunnery. One of Hartmann s future comrades on the Russian Front, Wilhelm Batz, literally took years to achieve such marksmanship. Considering Batz would finish the war with 237 kills, Hartmann s ability was apparent. After graduating from flight training, Erich was allowed a short visit to Stuttgart to see his parents and Ursula. Then, his superiors, anxious to get this deadly young hawk into action, rushed him to the Russian city of Maikop, where he joined Jagdgeschwader (Fighter Wing) 52, or JG 52. He would spend the rest of the war in the East, but first he had to overcome a shaky start. En route to their posting, he and three other novice second lieutenants passed through Krakow, Poland. There were no Me 109s stationed at the local Luftwaffe airfield, but the base commander had four Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers he needed delivered to Mariupol on the north coast of the Sea of Azov. He told the rookies that if they flew the Stukas to their destination they would have no trouble arranging transportation to nearby Maikop. Although utterly unfamiliar with the Ju 87, the first two lieutenants managed to lift off safely, but Hartmann and his last companion were another story. As Hartmann taxied down the dirt runway, his plane s brakes failed, and he crashed into the air traffic controller s wooden hut at the end of the landing strip, destroying both shed and plane. When the last youngster attempted to get airborne, his engine caught fire. When he tried to make an emergency landing, he somersaulted his Stuka. The commander, knowing he would be held responsible for the destruction, rushed the two baby pilots into the cargo bay of an eastbound Junkers Ju 52 transport plane before they could inflict more havoc. Hartmann s introduction to the convulsing Russian Front was as chaotic as the massive battles raging along its endless length that autumn of 1942. JG 52 was already established as a top Luftwaffe unit upon Hartmann s arrival. His commanding officer, 27 year old Colonel Dietrich Hrabak, was immediately impressed with the fearless confidence of this new arrival. Considering Hrabak already had 60 kills and wore the Knight s Cross, his opinion carried weight. He instantly had a high estimation of Hartmann. Hrabak immediately commenced versing the newcomers on all the aspects of combat flying not covered in the flight schools fine points that could only be gleaned and honed in battle. Up to now all your training has emphasized controlling your aircraft on operations, that is, making your muscles obey your will in flying your aircraft, Hrabak said. To survive in Russia and be successful fighter pilots you must now develop your thinking. You must act aggressively always, of course, or you will not be successful, but the aggressive spirit must be tempered with cunning, judgment, and intelligent thinking. Fly with your head and not with your muscles. Hrabak s instructions to just arrived neophytes were always a great asset to them, saving many of their lives. Also, the free spirited Hartmann liked the informality of the airmen at the front. Germany had been at war for three years by this point, and the tide was about to start turning. Never before had the Third Reich needed such young men as Erich Hartmann. Unfortunately for the Fatherland, there were far too few of his caliber. On October 10, 1942, Hartmann was assigned to the wing s III Gruppe, III JG.52, which was based on the banks of the Terek River north of the Caucasus Mountains. Posted to 7th Staffel, the 20 year old neophyte reported to the squad s commander, Major Hubertus von Bonin, who was much in Hrabak s mold, believing flying skill was more valuable than military modus operandi. Bonin informed the surprised recruit that rank did not determine which pilot commanded during combat operations. Whoever held the highest kill tally was in command while the units were airborne. A higher scoring lieutenant could chew out his commanding colonel in the heat of aerial battle, and not one word would be said about it after the planes landed. This state of affairs was perfect for Hartmann. His first dawn patrol was October 14, and it was almost his last. He flew as wingman for Sergeant Edmund Rossmann, who had 80 kills at that time. Rossmann could teach as well as he could fight and usually managed to bring his rookie wingmen home. He had barely enough skill to save this one, though. After climbing to 12,000 feet, the two plane element followed the Terek River to the city of Prokhladny, where Rossmann spied a formation of Soviet aircraft strafing a German supply column that was trying to leave the city. Radioing for his green wingman to follow, Rossmann dove at the Russians while a confused Hartmann (who still had not spotted the targets) followed close behind. After a plunge of almost a mile, he finally picked out the Red Air Force flight that Rossmann had been zeroing in on all along. 1 2 3 4 5 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved