Monday, July 6, 2015

Dear Citizens

Someone had forwarded this message to me in my WhatsApp. I thought that it was good enough to be posted in my blog . . . Honestly speaking, I don't know that source. I thought that it was worth exploring . . . 

Suggested REFORM ACT OF 2014

1. No Tenure/No Pension: Parliamentarians collect a salary while in office, but should not receive any pay when they're out of office. 

2. Parliamentarians should purchase their own retirement plans, just as all Indians do. 

3. Parliamenarians should no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Their pay should be linked to the CPI or 3%, whichever is lower. 

4. Parliamentarians should lose their current healthcare system and participate in the same healthcare system as the Indian people.

5. Parliamentarians with tainted records, criminal charges and convictions, past or present should be summarily banned from the parliament and fighting election on any pretext or the other. 

6. Parliamentarians should equally abide by all laws they impose on the Indian people. 

7. All contracts with past and present Parliamentarians should be void effective 1/1/2015. The Indian people did not make this contract with them. Parliamentarians made all these contracts for themselves. 

8. Serving in Parliament is an honor, not a lucrative career. The founding fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term, then go home and back to work. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Dangers of searching revisited

We had one more snake bite victim who got bitten just because she did not look at where she was putting her hand. Being a adolescent girl in a rural Indian household, she was doing her chores as part of the routine of her household. 

Arti was in charge of rolling out rotis every day morning. 

It was just another routine day which ended up being a nightmare for her and the family. For along with the wooden slab and rolling pin, which were used to flatten the lumps of wheatflour dough, was a krait which must have been attracted to the cool environment of the wood in a hot Indian summer. 

Arti put her hand into the pile of vessels which also contained the wooden slab and rolling pin. The bite was not painful. She did not develop symptoms immediately. First it was a difficulty in keeping her eyes open, which was followed by a funny sensation in the throat. 

It was dawn when she was bitten, but by the time she reached us it was late evening. Her condition was so bad that she could hardly breath. She needed mechanical ventilation. 

However, she was lucky to be weaned out within 48 hours. 

Well . . .  another warning about putting your hands into spaces without looking if there is danger lurking. 

Arti with her parents just before discharge . . .