Wednesday, October 20, 2010

[socialactionfoundationforequity:8171 Fundraising Workshop : How to Acquire Donors & Retain them at low cost on 30th October 2010 at Deck Suite ,India Habitat Centre ,New Delhi

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                                                                                Fundraising Workshop

For Fundraisers & Senior NGO Staff

How to Acquire Donors and Retain them at Low Cost?

 
A Comprehensive One-Day Training on Acquiring and Maintaining Donors

30th October 2010 – Deck Suite, India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 10am to 5pm

 

Do you have enough Donors?

Do you know how to get more?

In the first half of this master class, our experts will teach you how to get new donors through low cost methods.

Once you get Donors, how do you Retain them?

Do you know at what Stage your Donor is?

Do you know what the Potential of your Donors is?

Do you know that you can make your Donors stay for life?

The second half will focus on analyzing your donors. Many donors follow patterns, and our expert speaker will share this and other clues on how to retain the donors for long term and get the most out of them!

Lead Speaker:

Anup Tiwari

Director Asia

Fund Development & Communications,   

SOS Children's Villages International

 

 Other Speakers:

Bijay Mishra

Joint Director-Fundraising, HelpAge India

Ashok Mahapatra

Database Analyst, UNICEF

Participation Charges:  Rs.3,000/-  per person

Inclusive of: materials, lunch, refreshments, and resource book

 

For details and registration contact:

Rosaline Z. Mualchin

Tele: +91 11 2613 2024 / 2086

Email: rosaline@safrg.org

or programs@safrg.org

                                                                                               Donors are the key to our success,  so let's learn how to manage them successfully!

 

This is the first one-day workshop,after the 21st  SAFRW,of our series of monthly workshops in Delhi !!

 

 
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Re: Medarticles one paper

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On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 4:25 AM, Reinaldo <reinaldo.cano@gmail.com> wrote:
 
 
Hi
 
Can somebody help me with this paper?
 
Thanks in advance, Rei

Effect of Home Testing of International Normalized Ratio on Clinical Events

David B. Matchar, M.D., Alan Jacobson, M.D., Rowena Dolor, M.D., M.H.S., Robert Edson, M.A., Lauren Uyeda, M.A., Ciaran S. Phibbs, Ph.D., Julia E. Vertrees, Pharm.D., Mei-Chiung Shih, Ph.D., Mark Holodniy, M.D., and Philip Lavori, Ph.D. for the THINRS Executive Committee and Site Investigators

N Engl J Med 2010; 363:1608-1620October 21, 2010

 

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1002617

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:8170 My genes, my people, my history

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Kharkiv scientists took part in the unique global research project
"Genographic," aimed at building mankind's true family tree
By Liubov ATRAMENTOVA
Photo by Leniara ABIBULAEVA

A TALE ABOUT HISTORY

The headline of this article is also the motto of the international
research project "Genographic." The researchers involved in this
project are studying the gene pools of various peoples of the world.
Where is the "ancestral home" of the human race? How did people move
around the Earth? To what extent are we all related to one another? It
is modern genetics that can answer these and other similar questions.
Man's genes contain the history of his ancestors, just as the genes of
a people contain their history. By comparing the "genetic portraits"
of present-day peoples, one can trace a common genealogy of mankind.

Scientists from various countries have long been studying the gene
pools of their nations, but they did not have a global plan until
recently. Every research unit dealt with specific genes (an individual
has about 25,000 of them). With such an approach, it is next to
impossible to compare the gene pools of different peoples. This
changed in 2005, when the project "Genographic 2005-11" was launched.
It was founded by a group of US geneticists with Spencer Wells at its
head, and then received financial support from such influential
organizations as the American Geographic Society and IBM.

For the project mission to be accomplished, our planet was divided
into regions — Northern Eurasia, Eastern and South-Eastern Asia,
India, the Middle East and Northern Africa, sub-Saharan Africa,
Australia and Oceania, North America, and South America — each having
its own research center furnished with unique state-of-the-art
equipment. That is where scientists from all over the world would
analyze the DNA samples they collected in their respective regions.
The population of Ukraine is being researched by anthropogeneticists
from the Kharkiv-based Karazin National University. As the Ukrainian
researchers are so far short on equipment and funds, they are
analyzing the genetic material they collected in expeditions at the
Northern Eurasia regional center. That is where researchers from
Mongolia and some ex-USSR countries are also making genetic analyses
of DNA samples.

It is not accidental that organizers of this global project turned to
none other than the Kharkiv university's geneticists: the Ukrainian
school of populational anthropogenetics is located in this very
university. Its studies on genetics and demographics, conducted in the
1980s, brought Ukraine to the world scientific stage as a field for
genetic research. The Kharkiv-based scientists mounted their first
anthropological expeditions to Lviv, Cherkasy, and Khmelnytsky oblasts
in the early 2000s. Their Russian counterparts provided DNA samples
from the Ukrainians residing in Belgorod oblast. Thus the gene pools
of western, central, and eastern Ukrainians were sampled by a joint
effort. Differences were found. A human being has a CCR5 gene whose
mutation CCR5del32 ensures resistance to AIDS. The bearers of this
mutation do not contract AIDS even if they get infected with it. This
mutation (the CCR5 gene reduced by 32 "letters") occurs in different
peoples with a varying frequency. The largest number of those who bear
this useful mutation (about 20 percent) occurs in Arkhangelsk oblast,
in northern Russia. The further to the south, the more seldom this
mutation occurs. In Ukraine, the people who are genetically resistant
to AIDS account for just one percent, with the frequency of mutation
slightly differing in the populations of western, central, and eastern
Ukrainians.

The findings of the Kharkiv-based and Russian geneticists impressed
foreign scientists. "We consider it necessary to include Ukrainians
into mankind's genetic chronicle. It is the goal of our research to
find out how their gene pool was formed. What is the gene pool's
structure? How diverse is it? What is the Ukrainians' genetic lineage?
What groups of our planet's population are related to them? We must
find answers to these questions. The originality of the Ukrainians'
genetic history should be properly reflected in the world's overall
genetic history," project directors say.

As it was said above, the Genographic project is aimed at studying
gene pools of indigenous populations in various parts of the globe. By
indigenous population they mean the people who belong to one ethnic
group and are not the product of interethnic marriages. Studying a
gene pool begins with organizing expeditions to the areas where at
least three last generations of the group being studied have resided.
In this country, these are the areas populated by ethnic Ukrainians
and not affected by intense migration.

How is the "genetic portrait" of a people drawn? During the
expedition, researchers take samples of the venous [deoxygenated. –
Ed.] blood of the men who have volunteered to take part in the study.
Tests are only given to the people whose grandmothers and grandfathers
belong to the given nation and who were born in the studied locality.
Anthropogeneticists always work in contact with anthropologists,
historians, archaeologists, linguists, and culture researchers. Before
marking out the area of an expedition, one should study historical
sources and find out how the local population was formed, what their
ethnicity is, how long ago the settlement was established, if there
are many migrants among its residents, etc. This allows singling out
the groups in the examined population, which most fully reflect its
history.

The object of the study is non-related over-18 males whose paternal
and maternal grandparents were Ukrainian and hailed from the given
area. Why not females? The cells of a male body have richer genetic
information than those of a female body do: men, unlike women, also
have the Y-chromosome, the chromosome that determines the male gender
of a human being.

By studying a man's hereditary material, the geneticist also receives
information about his mother, sisters, and daughters.

A medic takes a 10-ml sample of venous blood from a project
participant by means of certified sterile single-use syringes and
vacuum test tubes that are used in European clinics. The collected
samples are delivered to the laboratory, where DNA molecules are
isolated. Isolating DNA is an expensive and painstaking thing to do,
but this substance can then be kept frozen for many years and used for
research purposes. A DNA genetic test also costs a lot, but every
individual who took a blood test will get the results free of charge.
Yet those who wish to take part in the project "Genographic" but are
unable to meet the project's participation criteria can apply for a
DNA test to the project's website www.nationalgeographic.com/
genographic privately, so to speak. As we can see, the project
prohibits any form of discrimination. It costs 200 dollars to trace
your paternal and maternal lineages.

What is the link between a DNA molecule analysis and geographical
information, i.e., between the blood sample taken from a specific man
and the trajectory along which his ancestors moved over the globe? It
is impossible to describe this in a newspaper article. But the main
result is as follows: all the present-day human gene pools have one
source. In other words, we can uncover the origins of mankind and the
evolutionary process that has brought them to the current condition.
This is, in brief, how the general problem of origin is solved — the
origin of languages, species, and perhaps the material world itself.

Comparing the DNA of different people, geneticists can find out the
extent to which they are linked genetically in the female or male
line, and when these lines come apart. The earlier the two populations
separate from one another, the more discrepancies in their genetic
texts are accumulated. Comparing several populations, one can draw
their genealogical tree and see on the world map the way our genes
(and, hence, our ancestors) moved across the continents. Knowing the
speed at which the DNA mutates when it passes from one generation to
another, geneticists can calculate the time of people's settlement on
Earth and the degree of their relationships, as well as the place
whence a certain people emerged.

Studying the DNA of different people, scientists have shown that all
the variety of Y-chromosomes in modern-day people boils down to one
source known as "genetic Adam," and that of mitochondrial chromosomes
to "mitochondrial Eve." Those people lived in Africa. But it was not a
married couple, as it may have seemed. Moreover, they were separated
by tens of thousands of years. The ancestor of modern-day people was
not one man and one woman but a group of people that numbered several
hundred or, maybe, thousand of individuals, but the Y-chromosome of
only one man has managed to reach us in the course of thousands of
generations. The rest of the Y-chromosome lines were cut short — they
were those of men who had no sons. Among the ancestral mitochondrial
chromosomes, too, only one line has reached us. The rest ceased to
exist with the women who had no daughters.

A modern DNA genetic test can provide information on what
particularities of a genetic text the individual bears. Knowing this,
one can not only find one's origin and place in mankind's lineage and
trace the migration of one's ancestors on the globe but also find (in
the Internet) the bearers of the same genetic particularities —
relatives of sorts. Therefore, modern genetics has shown that all the
variety of living people's genes emerged from one ancestral
population. Why then do we look so different today? How did this
diversity emerge? For if you take at random any two individuals, even
if they belong to different races, their genetic texts will be 99.8
percent similar. This means only one out of 500 letters of the two
persons' genetic text will differ, while the remaining 499 will be the
same. Why do we differ so much by color of skin, physique, character,
and health if our hereditary materials are so similar? Geneticists
cannot answer this question yet, but they are trying.

It is a hard job to be a populational anthropogeneticist. It is
important not only to find suitable people but also to persuade them
to take part in the research. Even if a suitable person has been
found, it is sometimes difficult to talk him into donating blood for a
DNA test. Bioethics principles demand that the participant be told
about the nature and purpose of the study. After this he agrees in
writing to donate his blood for a test. It may happen that a potential
participant questions the foundations of the research. For example,
you are telling him about the settlement of people on the globe, but
he says: "And why on earth do you think man appeared in Africa?" And
you have to hear a different viewpoint on this issue. We also faced
the following problems. A DNA test is given anonymously, so the man is
issued a card with a personal code by which he (and nobody else) can
collect the result of his DNA test. Some people oppose coding and
refuse to cooperate. Others consider it totally unacceptable to
manipulate blood. All this hinders our work.

Organizing the research, we always rely on assistance from local
authorities. We launched expeditions to the Zaporizhia, Sumy, Rivne,
Zhytomyr, Chernivtsi, and Transcarpathian oblasts. The regional
administration is aware of the importance of their population entering
humankind's genetic annals. Blood is sampled in medical
establishments. Their directors have always helped us, which was
essential for success.

The "Genographic" project research is done not only out of pure
scientific interest. It is aimed at increasing the global community's
knowledge about indigenous populations and their cultures. Moreover,
the funds we raise by fulfilling private requests (there tens of
thousands of them now) are transferred to the Heritage foundation
established as part of the project. The foundation renders financial
support to the indigenous peoples that were the object of the study.
The funds are intended to help preserve and develop traditional
cultures, education, as well as to provide other assistance which many
indigenous people in various nooks of the globe are in bad need of. On
the whole, this will help to gradually solve one of the global
problems of today — the preservation of humankind's cultural variety.

Finally, about the project's political importance, the metaphor of
being in the same boat is quite applicable given that all of mankind's
survival is at stake. Popularizing the project "Genographic" and
adequately explaining its results will help put across to the masses a
scientifically proven truth, not a metaphor: WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND
SISTERS.

Liubov Atramentova is a professor at the Genetics and Cytology
Department of Kharkiv-based Karazin National University

--
Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth. - Mohandas Gandhi

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* Masters racing - may be a worldwide phenomenon - 4 messages, 4 authors
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* Lance Armstrong welcomes his fifth child - 1 messages, 1 author
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== 1 of 4 ==
Date: Tues, Oct 19 2010 11:20 pm
From: "Kurgan Gringioni"

"Fred Flintstein" <bob.schwartz@sbcREMOVEglobal.net> wrote in message
news:2e-dnc0uUd41vSfRnZ2dnUVZ_sOdnZ2d@giganews.com...
: On 10/16/2010 4:12 PM, Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:
: > "Fred Flintstein" <bob.schwartz@sbcREMOVEglobal.net> wrote in message
news:D9idnRqiYYPcKCTRnZ2dnUVZ_hKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
: >> On 10/16/2010 4:50 AM, Anton Berlin wrote:
: >>> I've been traveling around Italy for the last two weeks and have only
: >>> noticed (besides one what appeared to be a pro racer) older (40+ men)
: >>> riding road bikes for training/fitness. Any time I saw a younger
: >>> rider (training) they were on MTBs.
: >>>
: >>> Today is the Giro Lombardia. Last event of the 2010 UCI. If I see
: >>> McQuiad I will punch him in the face and tell him it's from all of us
: >>> in RBR. I know you'd do the same for me.
: >>
: >>
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/browse_frm/thread/cde3f8c1e33c6cb0/49d041133f7fdeb3
: >>
: >> I'll bet if you stopped into any shop at random and asked about
: >> bike sales to younger riders they would tell you the same thing
: >> Mike would.
: >>
: >> Fred Flintstein
: >
: > It is very discouraging how few young guys have taken up road cycling.
Back in the day the junior fields were as large as any. These days, the
sweet spot in the road bike market is 35-45. Women
: > actually trend a bit wider, picking up the sport/activity in their
mid-20s (I think part of the attraction is that some see it as safer than
jogging).
: >
: > I don't think it's just mountain bikes that have taken away from road
cycling for younger males though. Cycling in general is not the activity for
the younger folk that it used to be, at least not in
: > the US. I think much of the blame goes to traffic congestion around
schools, caused ironically by people driving their kids because they don't
think it's safe to ride with all the cars out there. Plus
: > mandatory helmet laws don't help either. And finally there's a general
sense of paranoia if John or Jane are out of sight, despite the fact that
John & Jane have cell phones now, while when many of us
: > were kids, we'd be completely out of touch from our parents for many
hours at a time.
:
: I've stopped wearing a helmet for the around town riding I
: do. I occasionally get questioned about that, my response
: is that riding a bicycle isn't dangerous. And while I've
: destroyed a helmet or two, I haven't fallen while toodle
: riding since I was a kid.
:
: I'm very aware of the drop off in youth cycling due to
: parental paranoia over the danger. I think our ability to
: assess risk is way out of whack.
:
: I've got a teenager in the house. The odds of her cracking
: her head open are way lopsided that it will happen in a
: car as opposed to on a bike.

Dumbass -

I don't know if I agree with that.

I've got 4 hospital visits due to bike crashes, none from car crashes. Knock
on wood.

thanks,

Kurgan. presented by Gringioni.

== 2 of 4 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 11:58 am
From: "Mike Jacoubowsky"


"Kurgan Gringioni" <soulinthemachine@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:i9m1ol$14u$1@news.eternal-september.org...
>
> "Fred Flintstein" <bob.schwartz@sbcREMOVEglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:2e-dnc0uUd41vSfRnZ2dnUVZ_sOdnZ2d@giganews.com...
> : On 10/16/2010 4:12 PM, Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:
> : > "Fred Flintstein" <bob.schwartz@sbcREMOVEglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:D9idnRqiYYPcKCTRnZ2dnUVZ_hKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
> : >> On 10/16/2010 4:50 AM, Anton Berlin wrote:
> : >>> I've been traveling around Italy for the last two weeks and have
> only
> : >>> noticed (besides one what appeared to be a pro racer) older (40+
> men)
> : >>> riding road bikes for training/fitness. Any time I saw a younger
> : >>> rider (training) they were on MTBs.
> : >>>
> : >>> Today is the Giro Lombardia. Last event of the 2010 UCI. If I see
> : >>> McQuiad I will punch him in the face and tell him it's from all of
> us
> : >>> in RBR. I know you'd do the same for me.
> : >>
> : >>
> http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/browse_frm/thread/cde3f8c1e33c6cb0/49d041133f7fdeb3
> : >>
> : >> I'll bet if you stopped into any shop at random and asked about
> : >> bike sales to younger riders they would tell you the same thing
> : >> Mike would.
> : >>
> : >> Fred Flintstein
> : >
> : > It is very discouraging how few young guys have taken up road cycling.
> Back in the day the junior fields were as large as any. These days, the
> sweet spot in the road bike market is 35-45. Women
> : > actually trend a bit wider, picking up the sport/activity in their
> mid-20s (I think part of the attraction is that some see it as safer than
> jogging).
> : >
> : > I don't think it's just mountain bikes that have taken away from road
> cycling for younger males though. Cycling in general is not the activity
> for
> the younger folk that it used to be, at least not in
> : > the US. I think much of the blame goes to traffic congestion around
> schools, caused ironically by people driving their kids because they don't
> think it's safe to ride with all the cars out there. Plus
> : > mandatory helmet laws don't help either. And finally there's a general
> sense of paranoia if John or Jane are out of sight, despite the fact that
> John & Jane have cell phones now, while when many of us
> : > were kids, we'd be completely out of touch from our parents for many
> hours at a time.
> :
> : I've stopped wearing a helmet for the around town riding I
> : do. I occasionally get questioned about that, my response
> : is that riding a bicycle isn't dangerous. And while I've
> : destroyed a helmet or two, I haven't fallen while toodle
> : riding since I was a kid.
> :
> : I'm very aware of the drop off in youth cycling due to
> : parental paranoia over the danger. I think our ability to
> : assess risk is way out of whack.
> :
> : I've got a teenager in the house. The odds of her cracking
> : her head open are way lopsided that it will happen in a
> : car as opposed to on a bike.
>
>
>
> Dumbass -
>
> I don't know if I agree with that.
>
> I've got 4 hospital visits due to bike crashes, none from car crashes.
> Knock
> on wood.
>
> thanks,
>
> Kurgan. presented by Gringioni.

+1. Hadn't thought about it that way. On the other hand, I put more miles on
a bike than I do driving, and if I were to compare "high performance"
cycling vs "high performance" driving, I'm guessing the car would come out
ahead in terms of severity and number of accidents. All three of my bike
accidents requiring hospitalization were from either racing or hard
training.

--Mike Jacoubowsky
Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReaction.com
Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA

== 3 of 4 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 1:18 pm
From: Fred Flintstein


On 10/20/2010 1:58 PM, Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:
> "Kurgan Gringioni" <soulinthemachine@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:i9m1ol$14u$1@news.eternal-september.org...
>>
>> "Fred Flintstein" <bob.schwartz@sbcREMOVEglobal.net> wrote in message
>> : I've got a teenager in the house. The odds of her cracking
>> : her head open are way lopsided that it will happen in a
>> : car as opposed to on a bike.
>>
>>
>>
>> Dumbass -
>>
>> I don't know if I agree with that.
>>
>> I've got 4 hospital visits due to bike crashes, none from car crashes.
>> Knock
>> on wood.
>>
>> thanks,
>>
>> Kurgan. presented by Gringioni.
>
> +1. Hadn't thought about it that way. On the other hand, I put more
> miles on a bike than I do driving, and if I were to compare "high
> performance" cycling vs "high performance" driving, I'm guessing the car
> would come out ahead in terms of severity and number of accidents. All
> three of my bike accidents requiring hospitalization were from either
> racing or hard training.
>
> --Mike Jacoubowsky
> Chain Reaction Bicycles
> www.ChainReaction.com
> Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA

Very few bike riders do the stuff you guys do.

I've cracked a number of helmets, but never while doing something
most bike riders do. By the same token, I don't feel that Dale
Earnhardt's death says anything about the risk for me of driving a
car.

If you stick to the activities that are common to most teenage
drivers or cyclists, drivers are at much higher risk. Teens die in
cars with a frequency that we don't even think about it. Cycling
fatalities are very rare in comparison. I'll bet if you expressed
that in terms of the number of head injuries you'd get the same
result.

If I were driving in a race situation, I would wear protective
gear. When I toodle around on my bike, I don't wear a helmet.
Judging by the shit I occasionally get for that it appears most
people associate the risk with the vehicle and not the activity.

Fred Flintstein


== 4 of 4 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 2:17 pm
From: RicodJour


On Oct 20, 4:18 pm, Fred Flintstein <bob.schwa...@sbcremoveglobal.net>
wrote:
>
> If I were driving in a race situation, I would wear protective
> gear. When I toodle around on my bike, I don't wear a helmet.
> Judging by the shit I occasionally get for that it appears most
> people associate the risk with the vehicle and not the activity.

Or your head just looks funny without a helmet. :)~

R

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== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 2:09 am
From: "Beloved Fred No. 1"


Philip W. Moore, Jr. wrote:
> What are you, a fucking commie?

At least he's getting laid, even if its in a Lada.


== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 6:48 am
From: Plano Dude


On Oct 19, 11:50 pm, RicodJour <ricodj...@worldemail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 19, 10:40 pm, Plano Dude <tx.wastel...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On Oct 19, 9:29 pm, RicodJour <ricodj...@worldemail.com> wrote:
>
> > > On Oct 19, 8:51 pm, Plano Dude <tx.wastel...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > On Oct 19, 7:19 pm, "Philip W. Moore, Jr." <phi...@pwm-law.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > "Anton Berlin" <truth_88...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>
> > > > >news:ab161cfa-eb2e-4c4b-9ce3-6fe9d4b57efb@x42g2000yqx.googlegroups.com...
>
> > > > > > As long as we all agree that Lance is a self-serving cunt only
> > > > > > interested himself then we can all get along.
>
> > > > > It's bidness, bee-atch!  What problem do you have with people making any
> > > > > amount of money that the market will bear?  Supply and demand.  What are
> > > > > you, a fucking commie?
>
> > > > Dumbass,
>
> > > > It was discussed that Armstrong received anywhere from $1 to $3
> > > > million start money from the Giro in 2009. When you compare the
> > > > magnitude of the Giro to that of the TDU, it makes the $2 Aussie money
> > > > seem pretty significant.
>
> > > > Second, when Zomegnan wrote Armstong that check, it was from money his
> > > > company was earning. Not directly from the pockets of the taxpayers.
> > > > Did you miss the part about the South Australian government cutting
> > > > public services?
>
> > > Are you objecting to the fact that the SA government made a deal
> > > without your approval, or that they apparently hid it from their
> > > constituents?  Either way, BFD.
>
> > > It's pitiful that you feel you need an excuse to rag on someone.  It
> > > lowers it from an art form to just bitching on Usenet - which is
> > > slightly lower than bitching in your blog.
>
> > I have a blog? Awesome! Where is it? Link please.
>
> I won't do that to you - it sucks.  :)~
>
> > No.   No.   No, godammit, no.
>
> > My curiosity is, let me make this clear to you and Philip Michael
> > Thomas over there, the PERCEIVED WORTH OF ARMSTRONG'S PRESENCE VARIOUS
> > EVENTS.
>
> So what do you feel is Armstrong's "correct" worth?

Dumbassii

From a strictly business standpoint, worth is determined by what
positive revenue or value it will bring in return. So if I am Brian
Lafferty and open up a stand at a local chess tournament called "Meet
My Best Friend For A Dollar", it's not likely that Laff will see much
profit if he pays Armstrong $2M to sit at the stand with him.

Conversely, Zomegnan felt that he would enhance the value of his
business, the 2009 Giro (widely considered the second most prestigious
stage race in the world), by paying Armstrong somewhere between $1-3M
to participate in the event. Weigh the history and importance of the
event, the population base for in-person viewing, the time zones for
live broadcasting, ease of travel to the event, that it is 21 stage/
three week event length of exposure, etc. A cursory check did not find
any comments about the estimated economic impact of the Giro.

The TDU began in 1999. The population of the state of South Australia
is about 1.5 million (Australia is slightly smaller than the US 48
contiguous states and has only 7 states. Australia's total population
is less than 22 million people). South Australia is 8 1/2 hours ahead
of western Europe, so a live broadcast of a 5 hour stage that starts
at 9 am (remember that it is frequently hot as fuck in Adelaide at
that time of year) would be starting at 12:30 AM in Europe and
finishing at 5:30 in the morning.In New York it would be starting at
6:30 the previous evening and ending at 11:30 pm.

The TDU is only a 6 stage race and likely to be considered a training
race at that, especially with it's place on the calendar.

The TDU claims a $41M economic impact for the communities in the area
of the race. By comparison, ATOC claims a $100M economic impact.

It's not my place or interest to tell LANCE what he is worth, or if he
should take less or hold out for more. All I am saying is that $2M
appearance money for the TDU is a significant amount.

>
> > Holy fuck, do you get it now?
>
> Cite?
>
> R
>
> PS  I'm just fucking with you - it's kinda slow around here and I need
> a diversion.


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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 2:07 am
From: "Beloved Fred No. 1"


jwarner1 wrote:
> stupid beyond belief! see a psychiatrist.
> I have sent your post to Armstrong.

Dumbass,
You don't need to; HE gets free legal advice by lurking on rbr.

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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 2:13 am
From: "Beloved Fred No. 1"


Fredmaster of Brainerd wrote:
> Maybe we should just get it over with now and predict
> that everything that happens in rbr will be a repeat of
> what has previously happened.

The arrow of time has been replaced by the boomerang of time in rbr.
Corollary: rbr is situated in a location where spacetime is warped into
a doughnut hence the predilection of rbr FM's for eating the same.

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== 1 of 6 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 6:40 am
From: Fred Flintstein


On 10/19/2010 11:54 PM, RicodJour wrote:
> On Oct 19, 11:17 pm, Fred Flintstein
> <bob.schwa...@sbcREMOVEglobal.net> wrote:
>> On 10/19/2010 5:33 PM, Vagina Gorilla wrote:
>>
>>>> Fred Flintstein
>>
>>> Dumbass -Scott got a year and most people that know him and know the
>>> story understand it was tainted supplements.
>>
>>> http://www.usantidoping.org/files/active/arbitration_rulings/arbitrat...
>>
>> Dumbass,
>>
>> You did read that judgment, right? I mean, it's kind of
>> funny that you would use it to make your point.
>>
>> I'll save you time. The statements in 2.2.1 through 2.2.3,
>> he's never explained those, has he?
>>
>> If you know Scott, please ask him and report back.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Fred Flintstein
>>
>> PS He made you look stupid, you might want to ask him
>> about that too.
>
> Yeah, I don't know that I'd use that particular PDF in defending a
> bro. Basically said there was nothing in the unopened bottles, and
> the opened bottle had some unknown substances and metabolites. Maybe
> the metabolites came from recycled steroids? Cost saving measure, I'm
> sure.
>
> Maybe it's that time of the month for Vanilla Gorilla...
>
> R

I will admit to being more cynical than average. But I've reached
a state where dishonesty about doping bugs me more than the actual
offense. If 'most people that know him' are still buying into
supplement contamination... if one of my acquaintances was that
comfortable with lying to me I'd really have an issue with it.
Moninger is getting a lot of mileage out of that.

But he did get a year and not 6 months, I was in error about that.

Fred Flintstein


== 2 of 6 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 9:48 am
From: "A. Dumas"


Fred Flintstein wrote:
> But he did get a year and not 6 months, I was in error about that.

It's the minimum possible ban for a doping positive but "no significant
fault."

Athletes who take supplements are dumb as fuck. How many times has it
been in the news that these pills are often tainted? Or sometimes,
whatever, you just don't take that risk.

If supplement pills work, they probably have steroids in them.


== 3 of 6 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 11:04 am
From: Fred Flintstein


On 10/20/2010 11:48 AM, A. Dumas wrote:
> Fred Flintstein wrote:
>> But he did get a year and not 6 months, I was in error about that.
>
> It's the minimum possible ban for a doping positive but "no significant
> fault."

There is a discussion of this towards the end of the document.
The minimum would have been 6 months. They chose one year to
be consistent with judgments in similar cases, none of whom
got the max.

The circumstances that were discussed were, paraphrasing here,
that he was near the end of a long career where he had been
tested many times with no positives. Given that and his age it
was determined that two years would be excessive and out of
proportion with the offense.

In sections 5.5 and 5.6 they discuss his failure to establish
supplement contamination.

Fred Flintstein


== 4 of 6 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 11:17 am
From: raamman


On Oct 19, 3:57 pm, Brad Anders <pband...@gmail.com> wrote:
> http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-puts-the-brakes-on-an-early-concl...
>
> Hard to see why the UCI needs more time. Failed A/B samples, no
> scientific backing for Contador's "dope steak" excuse, secondary
> evidence of transfusions. Exactly what additional "scientific
> evaluations" are needed, and what more does WADA need to provide the
> UCI?
>
> I'm still sticking to my prediction the UCI will find a way for
> Contador to keep his TdF title and avoid a ban. They'll dig up
> something.
>
> Brad Anders

it looks like they are waiting for the legal/"scientific" arguement
that will allow them to let the tour results stand and do nothing; it
only further enhances the injustice to Schleck


== 5 of 6 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 1:20 pm
From: Brad Anders


On Oct 20, 11:17 am, raamman <raam...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 19, 3:57 pm, Brad Anders <pband...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-puts-the-brakes-on-an-early-concl...
>
> > Hard to see why the UCI needs more time. Failed A/B samples, no
> > scientific backing for Contador's "dope steak" excuse, secondary
> > evidence of transfusions. Exactly what additional "scientific
> > evaluations" are needed, and what more does WADA need to provide the
> > UCI?
>
> > I'm still sticking to my prediction the UCI will find a way for
> > Contador to keep his TdF title and avoid a ban. They'll dig up
> > something.
>
> > Brad Anders
>
> it looks like they are waiting for the legal/"scientific" arguement
> that will allow them to let the tour results stand and do nothing; it
> only further enhances the injustice to Schleck

IMO, it's likely Schleck was doing the same stuff as Contador, only
not as clumsily. I doubt there's much of an "injustice" in this case.

Brad Anders


== 6 of 6 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 5:59 pm
From: Frederick the Great


In article
<9de0b770-c122-4db4-9cce-7320625596cd@j18g2000yqd.googlegroups.com>,
raamman <raamman@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Oct 19, 3:57 pm, Brad Anders <pband...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-puts-the-brakes-on-an-early-concl...
> >
> > Hard to see why the UCI needs more time. Failed A/B samples, no
> > scientific backing for Contador's "dope steak" excuse, secondary
> > evidence of transfusions. Exactly what additional "scientific
> > evaluations" are needed, and what more does WADA need to provide the
> > UCI?
> >
> > I'm still sticking to my prediction the UCI will find a way for
> > Contador to keep his TdF title and avoid a ban. They'll dig up
> > something.
> >
> > Brad Anders
>
> it looks like they are waiting for the legal/"scientific" arguement
> that will allow them to let the tour results stand and do nothing; it
> only further enhances the injustice to Schleck

You mean that doper, Schleck?

--
Old Fritz

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== 1 of 7 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 8:45 am
From: DirtRoadie


http://bit.ly/b1nofr

DR


== 2 of 7 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 9:08 am
From: "Philip W. Moore, Jr."

"DirtRoadie" <DirtRoadie@aol.com> wrote in message
news:d7d04adf-fa5e-48f6-b769-228b11afd16a@t13g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
> http://bit.ly/b1nofr
>
> DR

I'm NOT siding with the CAS, but these types of agreements are disregarded
in the law, like a pre-nuptial agreement given to a bride right before she
walks down the isle. I don't know the facts here, just pointing out that
these types of deals aren't iron clad.

== 3 of 7 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 9:34 am
From: RicodJour


On Oct 20, 12:08 pm, "Philip W. Moore, Jr." <phi...@pwm-law.com>
wrote:
> "DirtRoadie" <DirtRoa...@aol.com> wrote in message
>
> news:d7d04adf-fa5e-48f6-b769-228b11afd16a@t13g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
>
> >http://bit.ly/b1nofr
>
>
> I'm NOT siding with the CAS, but these types of agreements are disregarded
> in the law, like a pre-nuptial agreement given to a bride right before she
> walks down the isle.  I don't know the facts here, just pointing out that
> these types of deals aren't iron clad.

No, but the CAS saying they don't understand what salary means is
stupid. Obviously endorsements and taxes are calculated differently,
as are bonuses, happy endings from the team masseuse, and money
collected on Halloween for UNICEF.

R


== 4 of 7 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 9:54 am
From: DirtRoadie


On Oct 20, 10:08 am, "Philip W. Moore, Jr." <phi...@pwm-law.com>
wrote:
> "DirtRoadie" <DirtRoa...@aol.com> wrote in message
>
> news:d7d04adf-fa5e-48f6-b769-228b11afd16a@t13g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
>
> >http://bit.ly/b1nofr
>
> > DR
>
> I'm NOT siding with the CAS, but these types of agreements are disregarded
> in the law, like a pre-nuptial agreement given to a bride right before she
> walks down the isle.  I don't know the facts here, just pointing out that
> these types of deals aren't iron clad.


I'd view it more like an unenforceable "liquidated damages" provision
that constitutes a penalty rather than compensation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidated_damages

Back when these things were put in place I wondered about their
legitimacy. We now have ONE answer.

DR


== 5 of 7 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 10:01 am
From: "Philip W. Moore, Jr."

"DirtRoadie" <DirtRoadie@aol.com> wrote in message
news:924b67c2-0d0d-48ef-8395-87a44ca77e45@e14g2000yqe.googlegroups.com...
On Oct 20, 10:08 am, "Philip W. Moore, Jr." <phi...@pwm-law.com>
wrote:
> "DirtRoadie" <DirtRoa...@aol.com> wrote in message
>
> news:d7d04adf-fa5e-48f6-b769-228b11afd16a@t13g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
>
> >http://bit.ly/b1nofr
>
> > DR
>
> I'm NOT siding with the CAS, but these types of agreements are disregarded
> in the law, like a pre-nuptial agreement given to a bride right before she
> walks down the isle. I don't know the facts here, just pointing out that
> these types of deals aren't iron clad.


I'd view it more like an unenforceable "liquidated damages" provision
that constitutes a penalty rather than compensation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidated_damages

Back when these things were put in place I wondered about their
legitimacy. We now have ONE answer.

DR

________________

Excellent point, and one that I haven't thought of. Still, they could have
said that. Or did they, in a foreign manner of speaking?

== 6 of 7 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 10:27 am
From: DirtRoadie


On Oct 20, 11:01 am, "Philip W. Moore, Jr." <phi...@pwm-law.com>
wrote:
> "DirtRoadie" <DirtRoa...@aol.com> wrote in message
>
> news:924b67c2-0d0d-48ef-8395-87a44ca77e45@e14g2000yqe.googlegroups.com...
> On Oct 20, 10:08 am, "Philip W. Moore, Jr." <phi...@pwm-law.com>
> wrote:
>
> > "DirtRoadie" <DirtRoa...@aol.com> wrote in message
>
> >news:d7d04adf-fa5e-48f6-b769-228b11afd16a@t13g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
>
> > >http://bit.ly/b1nofr
>
> > > DR
>
> > I'm NOT siding with the CAS, but these types of agreements are disregarded
> > in the law, like a pre-nuptial agreement given to a bride right before she
> > walks down the isle. I don't know the facts here, just pointing out that
> > these types of deals aren't iron clad.
>
> I'd view it more like an unenforceable  "liquidated damages" provision
> that constitutes a penalty rather than compensation.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidated_damages
>
> Back when these things were put in place I wondered about their
> legitimacy. We now have ONE answer.
>
> DR
>
> ________________
>
> Excellent point, and one that I haven't thought of.  Still, they could have
> said that.  Or did they, in a foreign manner of speaking?

Well you made me find this:
http://www.tas-cas.org/d2wfiles/document/4410/5048/0/Award%201458%20_FINAL_%20internet.pdf

In looking at the decision they refer throughout to whether there was
a validly enforceable "penalty agreement." So they don't seem to have
used the analysis I suggested.

It looks as if they really are saying that the penalty agreement was
really not an agreement - it was intended as only just a public
statement.
DR


== 7 of 7 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 11:51 am
From: "Mike Jacoubowsky"


"DirtRoadie" <DirtRoadie@aol.com> wrote in message
news:d7d04adf-fa5e-48f6-b769-228b11afd16a@t13g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
> http://bit.ly/b1nofr
>
> DR

Hard to believe there have only been a couple of relevant cases. Was it only
riders lining up for the 'Tour that year who had to sign it, and nobody
else? There have certainly been many dozens of suspensions since then, and
apparently only one person who agreed to pay up?

--Mike Jacoubowsky
Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReaction.com
Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA


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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 9:16 am
From: saritha


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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 10:33 am
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Due to some Restrictions I have Hidden the videos....... CLICK on the
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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Wed, Oct 20 2010 11:58 am
From: "Mike Jacoubowsky"


"Anton Berlin" <truth_88888@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:6eaee57a-7190-4af8-a62f-c01932e34933@j2g2000yqf.googlegroups.com...
>
>
> Mike is finally seeing the light. Congratulations!

How many lights do you see?

--Mike Jacoubowsky
Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReaction.com
Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA

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offence against the women, provide assistance in reconciliation and
prevents the miscarriage of justice, instead of straightaway
registering FIRs on complaints lodged by women .


Generally CAW cell receives complaints against the dowry harassment
and thus CAW cell has got greater role to play in saving the family
values and solving the disputes between spouse and thus to bring unity
and strength in family.
During the examination of the complaint of women and inquiry, CAW cell
does not follow the procedure of Criminal procedure code and a case is
registered in a cognizable manner only after the conciliatory efforts
fails.
There had been days, when after filing a complaint by women relating
to dowry harassment, police used to register an FIR and and the police
and court use to take prosecuting measures against in-laws of the
complainant and there had been side effects of the dowry related laws
in the form of its misuse.
As a result of the same CAW cell was created by Delhi Police in Delhi
and also in several states in order to make a conciliatory efforts and
thus to save the family values and bonding. Its really a good concept /
step as once an FIR is registered after a complaint, by police it
becomes almost impossible and difficult to go for conciliatory efforts
and thus to save the family.


It's Misuse:
As one say "There is always threat for misuse of law, which otherwise
meant to serve the interest of justice", there has been instances
where this authority has also been misused. There has been instances
of exaggerated complaint and one may easily argue about some one
approaching the CAW Cell only to settle scores.
The formation of CAW Cell was challenged in


Smt. Jasbir Kaur ...... Petitioner

Versus

State (Govt. of NCT Delhi) ...... Respondents& Ors.


Court observed:


"CAW Cell is like any other specialized wing of the Delhi Police like
Special Cell, Crime Branch, etc., where firstly attempt is made to
bring about unity between the two spouses so as to make the marriage a
success. On the failure of these reconciliation attempts, the law is
allowed to take its course."

.........

There are misconception about the power enjoyed by the CAW Cell, which
sometimes result in panic. Our Hon'ble court time and again has made
clear about the powers of the CAW Cell.


What court says:


W.P. (Crl.)1045/2007
"CAW Cell has no power to investigate the crime. It is not a police
station where FIRs are registered. Investigation in any crime can be
done only after registration of FIR. CAW Cell only makes re-
conciliatory efforts between the parties that also up to the stage of
pre- registration of FIR. The investigation can also be done by CAW
Cell if it is referred to it after registration of FIR.


W.P. (Crl.) No.849/2007

CAW Cell is an agency created to make efforts for reconciliation
between the families before initiation of criminal proceedings on the
complaint of the wife. The petitioner is at liberty not to appear
before the CAW Cell. No coercive action can be taken by the CAW Cell,
compelling an unwilling person to put in appearance before it. CAW
Cell can conduct proceedings only where both the parties are ready and
willing to join the proceedings voluntarily.
..........
Criticism
Although its a measure aimed to fulfil the purpose as discussed, there
are criticism from several quarters about its role as counselling and
conciliatory body. Because:
- The Police are not trained to carry out the counselling and
conciliatory efforts.
- As the Police are not trained there are always space for police
taking its threatening measures and making matters worse.
- After the completion of conciliation it is not guaranteed that a
women would not be again harassed.
- The intervention of the police may result in more highhandedness and
increased abuse towards complainant.

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:8166 MASHAAL - Mothers And Sisters of Husband Against Abuse of Law

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:8166 Missue of IPC 498 A and Domestic Violence act in India

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Family support group, both sides of the story

It is agreed that large numbers of women are suffering in India.
However, prudence says whenever there is problem solution should be
such, which do not open bigger floodgates elsewhere. Unluckily while
trying to protect Daughter-in-laws, our leaders did not make
provisions to deal with cases where daughter-in-law is terrorising
every one else in the family. It is duty of our leaders to enact laws,
which promote family unity, harmony and are for betterment of society.
Law should be such where if any family member is trying to harass any
one else, in the family; the person harassing is punished.

To deal with Dowry / Harassment cases, section 498a was inserted into
the Indian Penal Code. When section 498A was enacted, purpose / Inner
meaning were to help the wife to stay with her husband, and at the
same time protect her from marital violence, abuse, and extortionist
dowry demands.

However, actual implementation of 498a has left a bitter trail of
disappointment. National Commission for Women (NCW) may quote any data
or facts, but real facts are known to our Judges who deal with such
cases. Judges, after examining evidences of such cases, has opined
that in large number of cases provisions of sec 498a has been misused.
Judges has commented that, these are the offences whose deterrence has
proved worse than remedy.

There are any number of cases where even if no dowry was taken /
demanded; just because wife was not able to adjust to husband home, in
the name of Dowry, 498a has been used an instrument to harass innocent
husband, his age old parents and his married / unmarried sisters.
Based on girl's complaint, police blindly without any proof or
enquiry; arrested all those named in the complaint and put them in
jail.

There are instances where the main point of discord between the couple
was that the wife wanted the husband to leave his aged parent's home
or an old widowed mother and set up a nuclear family; since man
resisted, wife used 498A as a bargaining device. This is one of the
reasons, why more and more senior citizens are landing up in old age
homes. Although Judges strongly feel that provisions of 498a needs to
be changed, but are unable to do any thing since power to amend Law is
in the hands of our Politicians.

Since provisions of Sec, 498a IPC are one sided, this has contributed
to increased divorce rate. Recently introduced Domestic Violence Act
is also one sided and will further accelerate divorce rate. Single-
parent system is worst for any society especially for growing children
and will deteriorates Law and order situation.

India is not the only country where family disputes take place;
however, no country has laws, which empowers its police to arrest
family members without an investigation. In no country people are put
in jails, until case has been heard by a judge and person declared a
culprit. It is only in India where people implicated with 498a, are
put in Jails even before case is heard by a Judge.


In India, commissions are formed, and after commission / committee,
submits its recommendations, many recommendations are not accepted,
why, answer is best known to our political leaders. Justice Malimath
Committee recommendation, on reforming the criminal justice system is
relevant.

Undoubtedly, we need law against Dowry / Domestic Violence, however
law should be such where real culprits are punished, and innocents are
not harassed / victimised. Since in many cases 498a has been misused,
it is the responsibility of GOI, Judiciary system, and society to
salvage and save the institution of marriage.

Following realities are relevant:

1. It is a myth that Sec 498A / Domestic Violence Act protect the
women of India. In fact, these Acts are against women themselves, and
adversary effecting children / aged people. If one woman is not
satisfied with the family or unable to adopt customs / family
traditions of her husband, then nearly three innocent women in the
family go to jail WITHOUT INVESTIGATION.

2. Boy side suggestion for a simple wedding ceremony is not acceptable
to bride's parents, because they want to show their richness in
society and towards this they try and out perform what other did in
their circle. Simple weddings are not acceptable to girls also,
because they too want to show type of family they belong.

3. Majority of girls who used 498a were not aware of implications of
this law. They were misguided by agencies, which stand to gain
financially in many ways. These girls were under impression that by
using this law they will be able to bring her husband and In- laws
under their thumb. They were not aware that 498a case once filed
cannot be withdrawn without permission of High Court, and result will
be divorce.

4. As per police records, women are getting involved in all types of
crimes. Thus, presumption of our leaders that, daughter-in-laws are
innocent and will not lie is a myth.

5. One-sided laws like 498a and Domestic Violence Act, where it is
assumed that daughter-in-laws only are sufferers and innocent, while
rest all other in the family are culprits; such laws are forcing
senior citizens / innocent family members to suffer silently and live
under stress and be suffocated by wilful daughter-in-law and her
actions / attitude.

6. There is no law under which senior citizens /innocent family
members, who are suffering at hands of daughter-in-laws, can seek
protection?

7. Once a family has been sent to jail even for one day; possibility
to reconciliation under any circumstances finishes.

8. Judiciary system drags the case for 8 – 12 years and marriage ends
in a divorce. This way, both girl and boy waste golden years of their
youth, waste their income / savings on litigation which otherwise
could have been used for better living and education of children.

9. Even in cases where there is lack of compatibility between boy and
girl, instead of Mutual Divorce, girl and her parents prefer to file a
false case under sec 498a, because they want to create pressure of
498a on boy's family and then bargain on amount of alimony and
maintenance.

10. Social science research shows that children of divorced parents
pay a high price physically, mentally and emotionally.

11. Mary Corcoran, a professor of political science at the University
of Michigan, did a study showing that family income drops
significantly after a divorce. Families that were not poor before a
divorce, the income plunge can hit 50 percent. Thus, children of
divorced parents are likely to live in poverty, have health problems,
and become victims of abuse and neglect.

12. The break-up of families leaves one parent trying to do the work
of two people—and one person cannot take care of family that well as
two can.

13. Study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, showed
when the divorce occurs before the child's fourth birthday mortality
rates of children increases.

14. Fagan and Rector Study show that High school dropout rates are
much higher among children of divorced parents than among children of
always-married parents.

15. Three of fourteen suicides occur in single-parent families.

16. Children who live apart from their fathers experience more
accidents and a higher rate of chronic asthma, headaches, and speech
defects.

17. Eighty percent of the adolescents in psychiatric hospitals come
from fatherless homes.

18. Compared to girls raised in homes where both parents are present,
the daughters of single parents are 164 percent more likely to become
pregnant before marriage, 53 percent more likely to marry as
teenagers, and 92 percent more likely to dissolve their own marriages.

My submission to GOI, Judiciary system, NGOs, society, and Police
Department is please make laws, which punish real culprits, and help
families to live in a harmony and save marriages. For this, 498a /
Domestic Violence Bill need to be suitably amended and existing
loopholes plugged. Towards this, followings are suggested:

1. 498a complaints should be first investigated by designated
authorities, instead of police blindly arresting all those named in a
complaint without any proof.

2. No one should be put in Jail until case has been heard by a Judge
and person declared culprit.

3. Burden of proof should be on the person making allegations, family,
which did not make any dowry demand how they can prove their
innocence.

4. In case allegations are not proved, action is taken against people
who made false allegations.

5. Laws should be balanced and either of spouses who are at fault
should be punished. It is wrong to assume that only husband and his
family commit crime or Domestic Violence.

6. If GOI is serious about eradicating Dowry system, then person who
gives dowry should be prosecuted, since such person becomes equal
partner in crime. Punish both giver and taker of dowry and system of
dowry will die automatically.

7. It is a known fact that some NGOs are working towards getting a law
enacted where dowry giver should not be treated as a culprit. Plea of
these NGOs is groom side forces bride side for dowry. Such one sided
laws will lead to more false 498a cases. Will law accept plea of a
culprit who says I was forced to commit murder.


Request to women readers:

Please appreciate it is not only men who are affected by 498a /
Domestic Violence Act, tomorrow a daughter-in-law with High Ego can
falsely implicate you also. For every 498a case, at least two women
(mother & Sister) were sent behind bars. Records show that in many
cases distant relations, friends, became victim of 498a case and were
jailed. It is not a gender war. It is WRONG LAW, and we must raise our
voice against it. Culprits must be punished. Dowry system and Domestic
Violence must be eradicated, as these are evils of society.

To know more about 498a search it on internet.

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