THE DOOMED PRESIDENCY OF NIXON AND FORD

THE DOOMED PRESIDENCY OF NIXON AND FORD. DOOMED FOR NOT PLAYING THE ‘TIBET CARD’.

The doomed presidency of Nixon and Ford. Doomed for not playing the ‘Tibet Card’.
The doomed Presidency of Nixon and Ford. Doomed for not playing the ‘Tibet Card’.
The doomed Presidency of Nixon and Ford. Doomed for not playing the ‘Tibet Card’.
The doomed Presidency of Nixon and Ford stands in Ann Arbor. Doomed for not playing the ‘Tibet Card’.
The doomed Presidency of Nixon and Ford. Doomed for not playing the ‘Tibet Card’.
The doomed Presidency of Nixon and Ford. Backstabbers of Tibetan Nation.
September 08, 1974. President Ford grants pardon to President Nixon. The doomed presidency of Nixon and Ford. Doomed for not playing the ‘Tibet Card’.

On September 08, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford grants unconditional pardon to Richard M Nixon, 37th President of the United States of America. I served in Special Frontier Force during the presidency of Nixon and Ford. I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan where I have the opportunity to visit Gerald R. Ford’s Presidential Library on the University of Michigan Campus. 

The doomed Presidency of Nixon and Ford. Nixon and Kissinger treacherous actions in the Vietnam War cannot be pardoned.
In my opinion, President Ford’s pardon may not include Nixon’s Vietnam Treason. I cannot grant pardon to Nixon for he had never admitted his crime of Betrayal, Treachery in the conduct of the Vietnam War. I still recognize Nixon and Ford as Backstabbers of Tibetan Nation. Their Presidency doomed for they failed to play the ‘Tibetan Card’.
 
Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
 

 

Nixon and Ford attending the funeral function of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The doomed Presidency of Nixon and Ford.

This Day in History: Ford pardons Nixon

SEPTEMBER 08
 
 
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The Watergate scandal erupted after it was revealed that Nixon and his aides had engaged in illegal activities during his reelection campaign–and then attempted to cover up evidence of wrongdoing. With impeachment proceedings underway against him in Congress, Nixon bowed to public pressure and became the first American president to resign. At noon on August 9, Nixon officially ended his term, departing with his family in a helicopter from the White House lawn. Minutes later, Vice President Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as the 38th president of the United States in the East Room of the White House. After taking the oath of office, President Ford spoke to the nation in a television address, declaring, “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.”
 
Ford, the first president who came to the office through appointment rather than election, had replaced Spiro Agnew as vice president only eight months before. In a political scandal independent of the Nixon administration’s wrongdoings in the Watergate affair, Agnew had been forced to resign in disgrace after he was charged with income tax evasion and political corruption. Exactly one month after Nixon announced his resignation, Ford issued the former president a “full, free and absolute” pardon for any crimes he committed while in office. The pardon was widely condemned at the time.
 
Decades later, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation presented its 2001 Profile in Courage Award to Gerald Ford for his 1974 pardon of Nixon. In pardoning Nixon, said the foundation, Ford placed his love of country ahead of his own political future and brought needed closure to the divisive Watergate affair. Ford left politics after losing the 1976 presidential election to Democrat Jimmy Carter. Ford died on December 26, 2006, at the age of 93.

 

The doomed presidency of Nixon and Ford. September 08, 1974. Doomed for not playing the 'Tibet Card'.
September 08, 1974. President Ford grants pardon to President Nixon. The doomed Presidency of Nixon and Ford. Doomed for not playing the ‘Tibet Card’.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SEPTEMBER 02, 2019. LABOR DAY MUSINGS ON REBIRTH OF SLAVERY

LABOR DAY MUSINGS ON REBIRTH OF SLAVERY:

SLAVERY REBORN - LABOR DAY HOLIDAY TRADITION: "ECCE HOMO." LATIN. "BEHOLD THE MAN(JOHN 19:5)." BEHOLD THE SENIOR ALIEN. JUST LIKE JESUS CHRIST WHO RESURRECTED AFTER HIS CRUCIFIXION, SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES HAS RESURRECTED UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE US DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY.
SLAVERY REBORN – LABOR DAY HOLIDAY TRADITION: “ECCE HOMO.” LATIN. “BEHOLD THE MAN(JOHN 19:5).” BEHOLD THE SENIOR ALIEN. JUST LIKE JESUS CHRIST WHO RESURRECTED AFTER HIS CRUCIFIXION, SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES HAS RESURRECTED UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE US DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY.

I am posting this article in response to the Notice of Award, Date. August 16, 2014, sent by Social Security Administration(SSA), Great Lakes Program Service Center, 600 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60661-2474 in which SSA has informed that it has approved the Claim for Retirement Benefits at a monthly benefit rate of $1,347.80. At the same time, SSA has stated that the Department cannot pay the benefits because of the Applicant’s Alien Status. This Notice of Award issued by SSA is the evidence for the Resurrection of Slavery in the United States. The first Monday in September is a legal holiday in the US and this is a tradition to honor the laborer. But, under the patronage of the US Department of Social Security, the Senior Aliens who spent their lifetime laboring in the US have to leave the US empty-handed for the alien workers have no legal rights to receive the Old Age Retirement Insurance Benefit in spite of earning the requisite credits as mandated by the Law.

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – A SLAVE DRIVER:

WholeDude - WholeSlave: United States of America - A Slave Driver is an article dedicated to the memory of Mr. Subba Rao Rebbapragada, B.A., LL.B.,(b. October 13, 1893. d. May 26, 1948. He is my paternal grandfather who had practiced Law. In my opinion, the United States is using its secular Laws to institutionalize the practice of Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, and Forced Labor. I am asking my readers to act as the members of Jury and give their verdict.
Whole Dude – Whole Slave: The United States of America – A Slave Driver is an article dedicated to the memory of Mr. Subba Rao Rebbapragada, B.A., LL.B.,(b. October 13, 1893. d. May 26, 1948. He is my paternal grandfather who had practiced Law. His youngest son(my paternal uncle) is a citizen of the United States who lives in California. In my opinion, the United States is using its secular Laws to institutionalize the practice of Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, and Forced Labor. I am openly asking my paternal uncle, my relatives, and all other readers to act as the members of Jury and give their verdict to affirm the fact of the US acting as a Slave Driver.

This article is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Subba Rao Rebbapragada, B.A., LL.B.,(b. October 13, 1893 – d. May 26, 1948). He served as a Government Prosecutor at the District Sessions Court, Rajahmundry, East Godavari District, Madras Presidency, the Province of the British Empire in India, as a loyal subject of the British Crown. India existed under foreign rule during much of its long history and won its independence on August 15, 1947, just about 66 years ago. Indians are very tolerant of slavery and servitude imposed by their foreign masters. India has its own traditional laws and it established secular laws under the influence of its British Rule.

WholeDude - WholeSlave: United States of America - A Slave Driver. The traditional Caste System of India offers an opposing view about the status of man in nature. According to India's traditional Lawgiver, Lord Manu, men are not created equal. Manu Smriti, the Law Code of Manu describes the Four Divisions of human society or "CHATURVARNASHRAMA" that regulates the daily lives of Indian people. The Sudras(or Shudras), members of the fourth and lowest Hindu Caste belong to the menial, or laborer class. At the very bottom of Indian Social Order is a group called the Fifth Color or Panchama Varna who are often designated as the Untouchables. The Indian tradition tolerates Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, and Forced Labor that typically involves people born into the lower strata of its Four-tier Caste System. It is the Natural Law and it is the Natural Order sanctioned by tradition. In the United States, it is not religion, it is not social cultural practice, but it is the secular laws enacted by the US Congress that is creating the "UNTOUCHABLE" Caste.
Whole Dude – Whole Slave: United States of America – A Slave Driver. The traditional Caste System of India offers an opposing view about the status of man in nature. According to India’s traditional Lawgiver, Lord Manu, men are not created equal. Manu Smriti, the Law Code of Manu describes the Four Divisions of human society or “CHATURVARNASHRAMA” that regulates the daily lives of Indian people. The Sudras(or Shudras), members of the fourth and lowest Hindu Caste belong to the menial, or laborer class. At the very bottom of Indian Social Order is a group called the Fifth Color or Panchama Varna who are often designated as the Untouchables. The Indian tradition tolerates Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, and Forced Labor that typically involves people born into the lower strata of its Four-tier Caste System. It is the Natural Law and it is the Natural Order sanctioned by tradition. In the United States, it is not a religion, it is not sociocultural practice, but it is the secular laws enacted by the US Congress that is creating the “UNTOUCHABLE” Caste.
WholeDude - WholeSlave: United States of America - A Slave Driver. This is a photo image taken at Malibu Hindu Temple of Southern California. The Indian Community of the United States have a greater tolerance to the practices of Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, and Forced Labor as the Hindu Law Code describes it as the natural condition of some people when they are born. The concept of Equality at birth is not shared by Hindu Scriptures.
Whole Dude – Whole Slave: United States of America – A Slave Driver. This is a photo image taken at Malibu Hindu Temple of Southern California. The Indian Community of the United States has a greater tolerance of the practices of Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, and Forced Labor as the Hindu Law Code describes it as the natural condition of some people when they are born. The concept of Equality at birth is not shared by Hindu Scriptures.
WholeDude - WholeSlave: United States of America - A Slave Driver. Slavery was a common practice in the Bible world. Slaves among the Hebrews were more kindly treated than slaves among other nations, since the Mosaic Law laid down rules governing the treatment of Slaves. The Old Testamnet Book, The Third Book of Moses called LEVITICUS, Chapter 25, verses 35 to 55 deal with the issue of Slavery and slavery practices sanctioned by Lord God.
Whole Dude – Whole Slave: United States of America – A Slave Driver. Slavery was a common practice in the Bible world. Slaves among the Hebrews were more kindly treated than slaves among other nations since the Mosaic Law laid down rules governing the treatment of Slaves. The Old Testament Book, The Third Book of Moses called LEVITICUS, Chapter 25, verses 35 to 55 deal with the issue of Slavery and slavery practices sanctioned by Lord God.
WholeDude - WholeSlave: United States of America - A Slave Driver. The Old Testament Book, The First Book of Moses called Genesis narrates the story about the creation of man by God. The concept that claims that men are created equal has taken its birth under the powerful, moral influence of Jesus Christ. The New Testament Book, The Gospel According to Apostle Luke, Chapter 4, verses 18-19 reads: "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the Year of the Lord's Favor."
Whole Dude – Whole Slave: United States of America – A Slave Driver. The Old Testament Book, The First Book of Moses called Genesis narrates the story about the creation of man by God. The concept that claims that men are created equal has taken its birth under the powerful, moral influence of Jesus Christ. The New Testament Book, The Gospel According to Apostle Luke, Chapter 4, verses 18-19 reads: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the Year of the Lord’s Favor.” I am awaiting the fulfillment of this promise, the dawn of “THE YEAR OF LORD’S FAVOR.”

The moral influence of Christianity has provoked a man to rebel against the evil, and corrupt practice of slavery and involuntary servitude. Slavery was commonly practiced in the world of Bible times. Slavery existed in various parts of the world for thousands of years and it took the full intellectual force of Christian Faith to ban it from the globe. The New Testament Book of Galatians, Chapter 3, verses 26-28: “You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” The New Testament Books of Bible moved away from the concepts shared by The Books of The Old Testament, and preach that man has to make a moral choice between Spirit and Sin. If a man chooses Spirit, he submits to the Will of LORD God and lives his life as God’s slave. If a man chooses Sin, he succumbs to a life of vice, and corruption. Christianity teaches that men are created equal if they share a common faith in Jesus Christ and it provided an opportunity to man not to choose Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, and Forced Labor imposed by another man, social institutions, and national entities. Hence, man has a natural right to oppose the practice of Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, or Forced labor even if the secular Laws created by man may condone or overlook such practices. The United States adopted its ‘Declaration of Independence’ on July 04, 1776 while announcing its separation from Great Britain and it had boldly announced: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

WholeDude - Whole Slave: United States of America - A Slave Driver. The Emancipation Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln has failed to abolish the practice of Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, and Forced Labor. These practices got resurrected and are introduced into the Union territory by the secular laws enacted by the US Congress which violate the Principle of Equality of Protection under Law.
Whole Dude – Whole Slave: United States of America – A Slave Driver. The Emancipation Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln has failed to abolish the practice of Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, and Forced Labor. These practices got resurrected and are introduced into the Union territory by the secular laws enacted by the US Congress which violate the Principle of Equality of Protection under Law.

While Americans are aware of man’s natural rights, they continued the practice of Slavery until the ‘Emancipation Proclamation’ issued by President Abraham Lincoln in September 1862 which came into effect on January 01, 1863 freeing the slaves in all territory still at War with the Union. It appears that Americans have entirely forgotten the lessons they learned from fighting a bitter, bloody Civil War to end the practice of Slavery in the Union. Americans have resurrected the practice of Slavery, Involuntary Servitude and Forced Labor by enacting secular laws that violate the Principle of Equality of Protection under Law. Such practices are enforced using the force, and machinery of its legal institutions, governmental agencies, and departments that they have created to serve their subjects who lost their discerning ability to know right from wrong.

THE INSTITUTIONALIZED PRACTICE OF SLAVERY, INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE, AND FORCED LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES:

WholeDude - WholeSlave: United States of America - A Slave Driver. The United States Government is fragmented, the different Departments, and governmental agencies are unrelated and unconnected. There is no governmental responsibility for ensuring equitable access to retirement and health insurance benefits and the US Congress enacted secular laws that violate the principles of natural law and natural rights stated in its most important political document called 'The Declaration of Independence'.
Whole Dude – Whole Slave: United States of America – A Slave Driver. The United States Government is fragmented, the different Departments and governmental agencies are unrelated and unconnected. There is no governmental responsibility for ensuring equitable access to retirement and health insurance benefits and the US Congress enacted secular laws that violate the principles of natural law and natural rights stated in its most important political document called ‘The Declaration of Independence’ and enshrined in The Constitution of the United States of America.

The term ‘Slave Driver’ describes a person who oversees and directs the work of slaves. The United States is using its Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Internal Revenue Service, and Department of Homeland Security to enforce the practice of slavery and involuntary servitude in its territory while people labor on the US soil to support their natural rights to a Life of simple, human existence without accumulating personal wealth, and without aspiring for positions of power and public recognition. The term servant describes a person employed to perform services, a person who earns a wage by providing hourly labor. Serf is any person who is oppressed or without freedom. Bondage involves subjection of a person to some force, compulsion, or influence that takes away freedom. The term slavery refers to hard work, toil, labor like that done by slaves, drudgery or servitude as practiced by societal institutions or by employers sanctioned by the State. It is clearly documented beyond any doubt that billions of dollars deducted from the paychecks issued to alien workers flow to the Social Security Administration(SSA) every year. These public funds will be used by the United States to pay retirees and Medicare beneficiaries while the alien workers have no legal right to claim the benefits to which they had fully contributed under the provisions of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act(FICA). In this context, it must be understood, that labor consumes the short hours, the short days, the short weeks, the short years of human life. The characteristic of all labor is that it consumes some part of human life. All humans are subject to the natural condition called aging. The Labor Law is a body of law applied to such matters as employment, remuneration, and conditions of work. In its most comprehensive sense, it includes old age and disability. Old age is a natural condition that contributes to the disability associated with the aging process that forces the man to seek retirement from work.

WholeDude - WholeSlave: United States of America - A Slave Driver.
Whole Dude – Whole Slave: United States of America – A Slave Driver. It is the federal executive department established in 1913 to administer and enforce statutes that promote the welfare, improve the working conditions of the people who labor on American soil or territory. The Department of Labor has become a silent spectator that allows alien workers to labor on American soil without any access to their wages, compensation, and financial contributions that were deducted from their pay to give the benefit called retirement insurance.
WholeDude - WholeSlave: United States of America - A Slave Driver.
Whole Dude – Whole Slave: United States of America – A Slave Driver. In the year 2007, alien workers contributed over $11.2 billion to the Social Security Trust Fund and $2.6 billion to Medicare. In the year 2007, about 10.8 million alien workers earned about $90.4 billion and in the year 2009, about 7.7 million alien workers earned about $72.8 billion. The Internal Revenue Service collects over $7 billion each year from the payrolls of alien workers under the provisions mandated by the Federal Insurance Contributions Act or FICA. The Treasury Department has no concern if these alien workers will never see that money again as they continue to labor on the US soil and experience the natural human condition called aging.
WholeDude - WholeSlave: United States of America - A Slave Driver.
Whole Dude – Whole Slave: United States of America – A Slave Driver. The US Department of Health and Human Services is the reorganized successor to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. It was created on September 27, 1979, whereas its branch called Social Security Administration(SSA) was established in 1946 and the Health Care Financing Administration was established in 1977. This Department collects the insurance contributions paid by millions of alien workers who labor on the US soil and has no human concern about their welfare or well-being. In the past, the Slave Owners were more generous to the slaves they owned as their private property.
WholeDude - WholeSlave: United States of America - A Slave Driver.
Whole Dude – Whole Slave: United States of America – A Slave Driver. This agency was created to provide economic security to the elderly as aging is a natural process that affects a man and in old age, the man may be disabled and would experience loss of income if he fails to earn through physical labor. The characteristic of any kind of labor is that it consumes time, it consumes the short hours, the short days, the short weeks, and the short years of human life. SSA is not concerned about the aging process and the economic security of the alien workers who pay into the System spending their lifetime laboring on American soil.
WholeDude - Whole Slave: United States of America - A Slave Driver.
Whole Dude – Whole Slave: United States of America – A Slave Driver. The motto of the US Department of Justice: ” The Common Law is the Will of Mankind issuing from the Life of the People.” The Department of Justice to do Justice must define the term “Mankind.” It must state if it considers the millions of alien workers who labor on the US soil as part of that “Mankind.”
WholeDude - WholeSlave: United States of America - A Slave Driver.
Whole Dude – Whole Slave: United States of America – A Slave Driver. The Department of Homeland Security has vast resources of physical force that it can apply on the lives of alien workers who labor on the American soil. It forcibly removes and deports alien workers and sends them to their homes empty-handed and allows the United States of America to confiscate the private property of aliens, the financial contributions made by the alien workers to public programs like Social Security Trust Fund and Medicare.
WholeDude - Whole Slave: United States of America - A Slave Driver.
Whole Dude – Whole Slave: United States of America – A Slave Driver. The United States Congress must bear its allegiance to the Supreme Power of the people as expressed by a document called The Constitution of the United States of America that enshrines the principle of Equal Protection under Law to all people whose lives are governed by the Laws of the Land. By enacting its secular laws, the US Congress has abolished the protection or fair treatment of servants and slaves that was practiced in the past by Slave owners who treated human beings as their private property. The Slave Owners were more kind to their slaves than the US Congress which has no concern for the economic welfare and physical well-being of alien workers who spend their lives laboring on the US soil paying taxes mandated by the Laws enacted by the US Congress.
WholeDude - WholeSlave: United States of America - A Slave Driver. If this nation's motto claims, "IN GOD WE TRUST" it must follow the Laws of Moses given in the Old Testament Books of Moses that concern the treatment of servants. The Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 15, verse 13 speaks about Freeing Servants: " And when you release him, do not send him away empty-handed. If United States is unwilling to provide access to old age retirement insurance, and health care insurance to alien workers who labored on US soil, it must refund or return the property, the financial contributions to their rightful owners.
Whole Dude – Whole Slave: United States of America – A Slave Driver. If this nation’s motto claims, “IN GOD WE TRUST” it must follow the Laws of Moses given in the Old Testament Books of Moses that concern the treatment of servants. The Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 15, verse 13 speaks about Freeing Servants: ” And when you release him, do not send him away empty-handed.” If the United States is unwilling to provide access to old-age retirement insurance, and health care insurance to alien workers who labored on US soil, it must refund or return the property, the financial contributions to their rightful owners.

The United States Department of Labor was established in 1913 to administer and enforce statutes that promote the welfare, improve the working conditions of all laborers or workforce. Social Security is a public program that provides for economic security and welfare and it is operated by the Social Security Administration(SSA) that was established in 1946. It provides some cash payment to defray income loss due to old age. The US Social Security Act of 1935 established retirement insurance. The health insurance plan called Medicare was added in 1965 and it is administered by the Health Care Financing Administration that was established in 1977 as a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services. While the US Labor Law explicitly prohibits the practice of discrimination at the workplace, it allowed the separation of workers into two distinct categories; 1. The domestic, or native workers who are entitled to claim the benefits of retirement insurance to which they make contributions through payroll deductions, and 2. The alien or non-immigrant workers who pay into the System and contribute towards the benefits provided by retirement insurance and health insurance but are legally disqualified to apply for the benefits to which they have already paid.

THE US CODE CHAPTER 77, TITLE 18, Section 1581, 1584 and 1589:

The United States has enacted legislation that specifically prohibits slavery, involuntary servitude or forced labor. These provisions are contained in Chapter 77 of Title 18. Section 1581 prohibits using force, the threat of force or the threat of legal coercion to compel a person to work against his/her will. Section 1584 makes it unlawful to hold a person in a condition of slavery, that is a condition of compulsory service or labor against his/her will by use of actual force, threats of force, or threats of legal coercion. Section 1584 specifically prohibits compelling a person to work against his/her will by creating a “climate of fear” through the use of force, the threat of force, or the threat of legal coercion(i.e. if you don’t work, I’ll call the Immigration Officials”) which is sufficient to compel service against a person’s will. Section 1589 broadens the definition of the kinds of coercion that might result in forced labor and it includes by means of the abuse or threatened abuse of law or the legal process.

“THE COMMON LAW IS THE WILL OF MANKIND ISSUING FROM THE LIFE OF THE PEOPLE”:

The US Department of Justice wants to uphold the principles of natural law and it has boldly proclaimed its motto: “The Common Law is the will of Mankind issuing from the Life of the People.” It is indeed very pleasing to read that US wants to abide by the Principles of Natural Law that are enshrined in the Supreme Law of the nation called ‘The Constitution of the United States of America’ which gives hope of equal protection, or equality of protection to all human beings who reside in its territory where the Law is the Sovereign principle governing the lives of people. I am asking my readers to tell me as to why the US Department of Health and Human Services declines to offer the benefits of retirement insurance and health care insurance to alien/non-immigrant workers aged 66-years or more who have fully paid their contributions to seek the eligibility established for receiving these benefits. The alien/non-immigrant workers aged 66-years or more are legally coerced by the State to continue to labor or work against their will. If such persons apply for their retirement insurance benefits, the State may use is its inherent power and remove those individuals from its territory and send them empty-handed and compel them to lead a life of forced labor as they have no access to old-age retirement income benefits. For this reason, I have named United States as a ‘SLAVE DRIVER’ and if I am wrong, kindly spare a few minutes of your time and tell me the reason to suggest that I could be wrong.

Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162, USA
SPECIALFRONTIERFORCE.ESTABLISHMENT.22

SERVICE INFORMATION:

R. Rudra Narasimham, B.Sc., M.B.B.S.,
Personal Numbers: MS-8466/MR-03277K. Rank: Lieutenant/Captain/Major. Branch:Army Medical Corps/Short Service Regular Commission(1969-1972); Direct Permanent Commission(1973-1984).
Designation:Medical Officer

Unit:Establishment No.22(1971-1974)/South Column,Operation Eagle(1971-1972).
Organization: Special Frontier Force.

TIBETAN IDENTITY. THE CELEBRATION OF YOGURT BANQUET FESTIVAL

TIBETAN IDENTITY. THE CELEBRATION OF YOGURT BANQUET FESTIVAL

The Living Tibetan Spirits offer their prayers for the Blessings of Peace and Happiness as the Tibetans celebrate the Shoton, Yogurt Banquet Festival in Lhasa from August 30 to September 05.

Yogurt Festival celebrated in Tibet

By Palden Nyima in Lhasa, Tibet. chinadaily.com.cn 
People visit a giant thangka exhibition to mark the start of the annual Shoton Yogurt Festival on Friday in Lhasa. [Photo by Palden Nyima/chinadaily.com.cn]

Thousands of Tibetans braved the rain to pay homage to giant thangka -religious images embroidered in silk -to mark the start of the annual Shoton, or Yogurt Festival, on Friday in Lhasa, capital of Tibet.

Continuous rain early in the morning and hot sun afterwards did not stop people from finishing the pilgrimage.

A devout Tibetan Buddhist prays in front of the exhibition of giant thangka on the annual Shoton Yogurt Festival on Friday in Lhasa. [Photo by Palden Nyima/chinadaily.com.cn

Accompanied by the sound of long bronze horns and religious chanting reverberating through the valley, Buddhist monks slowly unrolled the thangka on a hill slope aside the region’s Drepung Monastery.

The thangka was unrolled at the Drepung and Sera monasteries at 8 am.

According to an anonymous monk at the Drepung monastery, different from last year when the image of Buddha Shakyamuni was displayed, this year the image of the Future Buddha, known as Gyalwa Champa in the Tibetan language, was exhibited.

As it rained from time to time in the morning, monks covered the embroidery with thin plastic sheeting.

Tibetan Buddhists present money and khadaks, a white piece of silk, to Buddha and guests on Friday in Lhasa. [Photo by Palden Nyima/chinadaily.com.cn]

This year’s event will feature the traditional “sunning of the Buddha” ceremonies, as well as Tibetan opera performances, picnics in the Norbu Lingka Park, trekking, equestrian events, traditional music and dance, and an ethnic costume show.

“I got up at 3 am and started my pilgrimage trip in the rain from my home. It took me hours to pay the visit to the Buddha,” said Dorje Tashi, a 29-year-old resident of the region’s Doilungdechen district.

Tibetan Buddhists present money and khadaks, a white piece of silk, to Buddha and guests on Friday in Lhasa. [Photo by Palden Nyima/chinadaily.com.cn]

“This year, it is unusual – I had to pay my visit in the rain, however, I am very pleased that I could make it. I will all living beings peace and happiness,” said Dorje, adding that he also wishes the Buddha will bless him to bring good luck to him so that he cass pass the entrance exam at Tibet University.

The festival will last for one week from Aug 30 to Sep 5.

Shoton, which literally means “yogurt banquet festival,” is one of the most important festivals for Tibetans in Lhasa, and it dates back to the 17th century when it began as a religious ceremony for local residents to offer yogurt to the fifth Dalai Lama and monks in the Drepung Monastery after finishing their meditation retreats in the summer.

Shoton festival starts on the 29th day of the 6th Tibetan month. Tibetans use Lunar calendar. The festival date usually falls on August.

Drepung Monastery in Lhasa during celebration of Shoton Festival

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JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL IN OCCUPIED TIBET

WAITING FOR THE REIGN OF DHARMA. JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL IN OCCUPIED TIBET

The Protector of Dharma in Tibet. Defending Justice in Tibet.

PALDEN LHAMO: BRIEF INTRODUCTION 
Palden Lhamo, Shri Devi (Sanskrit), is a protecting Dharmapala of the teachings of Gautama Buddha in the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. She is also called Remati. She is the wrathful deity considered to be the principal Protectress of Tibet.
Palden Lhamo is the consort of Mahakala and has been described as “the tutelary deity of Tibet and its government”, and as “celebrated all over Tibet and Mongolia, and the potent protector of the Dalai and Panchen Lamas and Lhasa.”
She is said to reside in a lake within Tibet, called Lhamo Latso. The lake is charged with spiritual energy and is said to bestow visions of the future. One of the methods to search for a new incarnation of the Dalai Lama, the search party will meditate and propitiate Palden Lhamo by this lake.

I will live to be 110 years: Dalai Lama assures followers

Aug 28, 2019, | IANS

The Supreme Ruler of Tibet. The Reign of Dharma, The Rule of Law, the Blessings of Peace, and Justice in Tibet.

Dharamshala, Aug 27: Brushing aside concerns about his health, the Dalai Lama, 84, has assured his followers, especially Tibetans, that he is in the best of health and will live to be 110 years old. 

A video of his address to members of the Minnesota Tibetan Association at the Von Ngari Monastery on August 18 has been widely circulated on social media and was received with joy and relief by his followers around the world.

Concerns about his health were voiced following news that he had been admitted to a private hospital in Delhi due to a chest infection in April.
In his address, while consoling his followers, some of who could be heard weeping occasionally, the Dalai Lama recalled a dream in which the goddess of glory, one of the eight Dharma protectors and the protector deity of Tibet, Palden Lhamo riding on the back of the Dalai Lama proclaims that he will live for 110 years. 
The Dalai Lama also said that the other divinations carried similar foretelling, a statement from the Central Tibetan Administration said.

Holding a letter presented by the representative of Tibetans in Minnesota, the Dalai Lama reassured them again about his health while humorously remarking about the good functioning of his digestive tract. 

He also mentioned about the attention, support and best of medical services that were being provided to him by the Indian government.

Many among the six million Tibetans watched the video with tearful eyes and shared it with friends, parents, families and colleagues.

“Tibetans have not forgotten me, and I will not forget you,” said the Dalai Lama, as he patted one of the followers on the back while recounting a moment when thoughts of the Tibetan people flashed through his mind.

The Dalai Lama has lived in self-imposed exile in India since fleeing his homeland in 1959. 

I will live to be 110 years: Dalai Lama assures followers

The Blessings of Peace and Justice in Tibet bestowed by Palden Lhamo, Goddess Shri Devi.

 

MARIJUANA IS LEGAL, BUT FREE SPEECH IS ILLEGAL

IN MICHIGAN, MARIJUANA IS LEGAL, BUT FREE SPEECH IS ILLEGAL

Marijuana faces the second phase of legalization in small-town Michigan

(Joel Bissell | MLive.com file photo)

Joel Bissell | MLive.com

(Joel Bissell | MLive.com file photo)

The promise of marijuana legalization was attractive to voters in November 2018: even in many parts of small-town Michigan, the proposal passed.

But that doesn’t mean rural Michigan is ready for a weed shop.

Now marijuana in Michigan is undergoing its second phase of legalization as every city, township and village is grappling with if — or where — they want the cannabis industry.

Of the 792 cities and townships that passed Proposal 1, 308 have ended up banning adult-use marijuana businesses so far, according to an analysis by MLive. That’s about 39 percent.

Map: Michigan communities that have banned adult-use marijuana businesses

Scroll over cities and townships to see how they voted on the marijuana legalization ballot question — Proposal 1 — in November 2018.

Bruce Barcott, deputy editor of the marijuana news and information website Leafly, called the phenomenon of local bans on cannabis businesses the “second phase of legalization.”

“Smaller municipalities tend to want the big cities to go first and offer them reassurance that the sky won’t fall, that crime rates won’t skyrocket, that teen access won’t go up,” Barcott said.

The trend repeats itself throughout states that have legalized marijuana for adult-use, Barcott said.

“California really has a problem with local bans, and it’s stifling the transition from the illicit market to the legal regulated market,” Barcott said. “They’re not seeing as much tax revenue as they had planned for because so many counties and towns have prohibited farmers and stores from opening up shop.”

Banning legal marijuana businesses in a community only allows the black market to thrive, Barcott said.

“You’re enabling and encouraging the illicit sale of cannabis,” Barcott said.

Emergency rules for the adult-use marijuana industry were released by state officials in July, giving Michigan’s local governments a matter of months to react. Communities without a ban on businesses in place by the time the state starts taking business license applications Nov. 1 risk losing control over how and where the industry operates in their towns.

Residents recently tried to overturn bans on marijuana businesses in two Michigan towns by collecting signatures and putting initiatives on the ballot. But in Highland Park, a city of 11,776 people in Wayne County, and in Vanderbilt, a village of 562 people in northern Michigan, the efforts failed at the polls.

Both communities had passed Proposal 1 in November 2018. The bans on marijuana businesses still stand.

Barcott said that’s partly due to the timing of elections. The big legalization proposals tend to be timed with large-turnout elections with presidential or gubernatorial races on the ballot, he said.

“The theory is that you get a wide and deep pools of voters in those legalization votes and then when the town votes on it, it tends to be in the very small turnout primary elections,” Barcott said. “Those are the hardcore city council-watching voters. They tend to be more conservative they tend to be older.”

— Amy Biolchini is the marijuana beat reporter for MLive. Contact her with questions, tips or comments at abiolch1@mlive.com. Read more from MLive about medical and recreational marijuana.

HOLY MOUNTAIN OF TIBET BLESSES THE TIBETAN NATION

HOLY MOUNTAIN OF TIBET BLESSES THE TIBETAN NATION

The scenery of Sapukonglagabo Mountain in Tibet

Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2019, shows the glaciers on the Sapukonglagabo Mountain in Biru County of Nagqu, Tibet. (Photo: Xinhua)

Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2019, shows the glaciers on the Sapukonglagabo Mountain in Biru County of Nagqu, Tibet. (Photo: Xinhua)

Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2019, shows the Sapukonglagabo Mountain in Biru County of Nagqu, Tibet. (Photo: Xinhua)

Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2019, shows the Sapukonglagabo Mountain in Biru County of Nagqu, Tibet. (Photo: Xinhua)

A visitor takes photos of the Sapukonglagabo Mountain in Biru County of Nagqu, Tibet, Aug. 24, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2019, shows the Sapukonglagabo Mountain in Biru County of Nagqu, Tibet. (Photo: Xinhua)

Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2019, shows the Sapukonglagabo Mountain in Biru County of Nagqu, Tibet. (Photo: Xinhua)

There are many famous glaciers in Tibet, however, we know only a few of them. So today let me show one which locates on the Sapukonglagabo Mountain in Biru County of Nagqu Prefecture.

the glaciers of Mt.Sapukonglagabo

the glaciers of Mt.Sapukonglagabo

taking  photos on a river


taking  photos on a river

it seems the mountain touch sky


it seems the mountain touch sky

what a Unbelievable sights


what an Unbelievable sight?

looks like the flag on a ship


looks like the flag on a ship

awesome and attractive place


an awesome and attractive place

 

THE CLINTON CURSE – SUPERPOWER-SUPER STRUGGLE AGAINST DEBT

THE CLINTON CURSE-SUPERPOWER-SUPER STRUGGLE AGAINST DEBT

US President Bill Clinton Launched A ‘New Beginning’ On August 22, 1996, With A View To Balance The Budget Unfairly Targeting The Financial Contributions Made By The Hourly Wage Workers Toiling In The US. I Trace America’s Economic Downfall From That Day.
 
The three dimensions of ‘The Clinton Curse’ are 1. Shrinking National Economy, 2. Growing Federal Budget Deficit, and 3.  Steadily worsening Foreign Indebtedness.
 

THE CLINTON CURSE. A BALANCED BUDGET vs FOREIGN DEBT

 
US Deficit Estimated To Hit $1
 
Trillion For 2020, CBO Says
 
Finance NowCNN — By Donna Borak, CNN
 
THE CLINTON CURSE. SUPERPOWER. SUPER STRUGGLE AGAINST DEBT.
 
The Congressional Budget Office raised its estimate of the projected federal budget deficit Wednesday and is now predicting that the deficit will reach $960 billion for the 2019 fiscal year, which ends on September 30, and reach $1 trillion for the 2020 fiscal year.

The CBO had previously estimated an $896 billion deficit for 2019 and $892 billion for 2020.

  • The Treasury Department reported earlier this month that the US budget deficit has already hit $867 billion for the first 10 months of the fiscal year, an increase of 27% over this time last year.
       “The nation’s fiscal outlook is challenging,” said Phill Swagel, director of the CBO. “Federal debt, which is already high by historical standards, is on an unstainable course, projected to rise even higher after 2029 because of the aging of the population, growth in per capita spending on health care and rising interest costs.”

He added that to put spending on a sustainable course, “lawmakers will have to make significant changes to tax and spending policies — making revenues larger than they would be under current law, reducing spending below projected amounts, or adopting some combination of those approaches.”

The White House’s Office of Management Budget has run slightly higher numbers, predicting that the deficit will exceed $1 trillion for the entire fiscal year.

The country’s debt has been piling higher under the Trump administration in part due to a $1.5 trillion tax cut signed into law in 2017 along with a massive spending package passed by Congress. Adding to the amassing heap is a two-year budget deal, signed by President Donald Trump, set to raise government spending by hundreds of billions of dollars.

Trump pledged to eliminate the federal debt during the 2016 campaign.

“CBO projects that the recent budget deal will add $1.5 trillion, plus interest, to our rapidly growing debt over the next decade,” said Michael Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation in a statement. “That’s on top of an already unsustainable outlook driven by major structural factors like demographics and rising health care costs.”

The dismal economic forecast also comes as the President said his administration is weighing several tax cut proposals to help keep the economy moving. Doing so would only further reduce the government’s revenue and add to the country’s deficit.

“The recent budget deal was a budget buster, and now we have further proof,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, in a statement. “Both parties took an already unsustainable situation and made it much worse. Debt is now going to grow to almost the size of the economy within the decade. If Congress keeps extending tax cuts, debt will likely exceed the size of the economy within the decade.

 
The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?

The Campaign to Repeal the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 is not about giving citizenship rights to non-citizens. It is about upholding the Supreme Law of the Land to abolish bondage, servitude, and slavery. The Reconstruction of America is not yet over. Slavery re-appeared in this Land in a new form and remains hidden or unnoticed. ‘The Clinton Curse’ explains as to why the United States failed on August 22, 1996. The Curse reveals the nature of The Beast that is waiting to overtake this nation.

THE CLINTON CURSE – THE BEAST IS WAITING TO OVERTAKE THE UNITED STATES

The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?

WHERE IS PROTECTION FOR MAN DURING GOLDEN YEARS OF HIS LIFE? HOW TO SURVIVE THE CLINTON CURSE?

The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?

THE GREAT AWAKENING MOVEMENT – SPIRITUAL WARFARE AGAINST THE CLINTON CURSE

The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?

A NEW BEGINNING IN AUGUST 1996 TO BALANCE THE BUDGET – RECOGNIZE REALITY OF THE CLINTON CURSE

The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?

PRESIDENT CLINTON’S NEW BEGINNING IN 1996.

ECONOMIC OPPRESSION OF ALIEN WORKERS

The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?

On August 22, 1996, US President Bill Clinton (Democrat) signed into Law that reintroduced Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, Serfdom and Forced Labor in the pretext of making ‘A New Beginning’. Welfare Reform Act or Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) is unjust and unfair for it violates Constitutional Law that defends natural rights of all people living in the United States. All US taxpayers must be treated as equals for receiving retirement income benefits for which they paid taxes. President Clinton’s action constitutes a transgression of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation that saved US Non-Citizens or Aliens from the indignity of Slavery.

The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?

EXPOSING THE CLINTON CURSE – TRAVESTY OF EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?

NATURAL LAW vs MAN MADE LAW – SLAVERY IS CONTEMPT OF OVER 600,000 AMERICANS WHO DIED BECAUSE OF SLAVERY

The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?

US CONGRESS MUST DO THE RIGHT THING TO SAVE AMERICA FROM THE CLINTON CURSE

The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?

I ask my readers to review 43-word 13th Amendment and tell me if those words still govern, rule, and operate the lives of all people, wage earners who perform labor paying taxes.

My readers should not be surprised if I describe the US Congress as “Slave Driver.” The reason for my claim is based on PRWORA enacted by the US Congress in 1996 that amended The US Social Security Act of 1935. This legal provision enacted by 104th US Congress is incorporated as Section 202(y) of the Social Security Act. It mandates that no Retirement Income benefits shall be payable to registered alien(non-citizen) taxpayers in the United States without showing proof of lawful residency as determined by the Attorney General. In my view, unexpired Employment Authorization Document (EAD) must not be demanded if a worker has attained full retirement age as determined by law.

Social Security Act, Section 202(y) violates the principle enshrined in those 43 words called the 13th Amendment. This 1996 amendment to the Social Security Act is fundamentally flawed for it is unconstitutional. It takes away the property rights (earnings, wages, and retirement income) of individuals who paid Federal, State, Local, Social Security and Medicare Taxes working in this country to attain full retirement age.

The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln (Republican) in September 1862 came into effect on January 01, 1863 freeing slaves in all territory still at War with the Union. These slaves were not citizens of the Land and had no political rights of their own. In Law, Servitude or Slavery refers to the burden imposed upon the property of a person by a specified right another has in its use. Servitude involves labor in which the person who performs labor has no right to his earnings from labor. The Emancipation Proclamation specifically protects, defends, preserves and safeguards rights of aliens or non-citizens residing in the United States.

The amended Social Security Act unconstitutionally gives power to Social Security Administration to withhold the property (wages, earnings, monthly retirement income benefits) of alien workers who are not convicted by US Court of Law. In my analysis, The Social Security Act of 1935 amended in 1996 fails to uphold the US Constitution as the Supreme Law of this Land.

The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?

I ask my readers to make the distinction between Social Security Tax and Monthly Retirement Benefit. The first represents the tax paid to the government and the second represents earning or wage entitled to a retired person to provide income and security during old age.

The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?
The 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

December 9, 2015.|Speaker Ryan’s Press Office

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, at a ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center, President Obama and leaders of Congress commemorated the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment to the Constitution. Following are House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) remarks at the ceremony, as prepared for delivery:
The Thirteenth Amendment is just 43 words long. It is so short that, when you read it, you can almost miss the whole significance. You have to stop and remind yourself that 600,000 people died in the Civil War—600,000 died over 43 words. Or to be more precise, they died in a war that decided whether those 43 words would ever be written.

All said and done, President Clinton’s Evil Plan failed to resolve the problem of National Debt. The Repeal Movement exposes President Clinton’s contemptuous violation of Constitutional Principles of equal protection, equal justice and equal treatment under Law.

The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?

US Social Security Administration must either obtain a criminal conviction or designate septuagenarian Senior Alien as “SLAVE” to withhold the payment of his monthly retirement income.

The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?

President Clinton’s Slavery Law of 1996 tramples upon fundamental freedoms and human dignity entitled to all human beings without any concern for their country of origin or citizenship status.

The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?

The US Congress can levy taxes but cannot deprive any person of Life, Liberty, and Property without due process of law. The United States Cannot Balance the Budget and cannot solve the problem of mounting National Debt without reaping the Blessings of God’s Promise. President Clinton’s tricks and gimmicks will utterly ruin and destroy the Nation for he failed to obey the LORD.

The Clinton Curse. Why the United States failed on August 22, 1996?

 

INDIA-TIBET RELATIONS COMPLICATED BY KASHMIR ISSUE

INDIA-TIBET RELATIONS COMPLICATED BY PAKISTAN’S INVASION OF KASHMIR IN OCTOBER 1947

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In my analysis, India-Tibet relations from the very beginning were impacted by Pakistan’s invasion of Kashmir in October 1947.

The Kashmir issue poses a great danger severely undermining India’s ability to exercise full freedom to formulate an independent Tibet Policy. India needs the support of the United States to counter China’s military superiority and at the same time, India has to balance the US involvement in Kashmir in support of Pakistan’s aggression.

Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada

SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE

Review: Tibet: When the Gods Spoke by Claude Arpi

Claude Arpi shows that the 1954 Panchsheel Agreement’s guiding principle of non-interference in and respect for each other’s territorial integrity left China to do in Tibet whatever it willed

BOOKS Updated: Aug 17, 2019 10:10 IST

Thubten Samphel
Thubten Samphel

 

Hindustan Times
In the run up to signing the Panchsheel agreement: Jawaharlal Nehru with Zhou Enlai, the first Premier of the People's Republic of China (both centre) at Palam Airport on 25 June, 1954.
In the run-up to signing the Panchsheel agreement: Jawaharlal Nehru with Zhou Enlai, the first Premier of the People’s Republic of China (both center) at Palam Airport on 25 June 1954. (HT Photo)
572pp, Rs1,650; United Service Institution & Vij Books
572pp, Rs1,650; United Service Institution & Vij Books
 

Claude Arpi’s third volume on relations between India and Tibet covers the deepening Chinese penetration of the plateau and Beijing’s administrative and military consolidation there. The freehand given to China in its consolidation in Tibet was made possible when the two Asian giants signed the Panchsheel Agreement on Tibet in 1954. This was the document with which India withdrew its effective presence in Tibet in the form of two trade agencies and military escorts, though India’s mission in Lhasa operated as before. The agreement’s guiding principle of non-interference in and respect for each other’s territorial integrity left China to do in Tibet whatever it willed. Beijing imposed land ‘reforms’ and new leadership and administrative structure that led to the 1959 uprising against Chinese rule.

Digging deep into India’s national archival treasure trove, Claude Arpi has pulled out a real gem. This gem is the assessment of the various Indian officers, and of the character and motives of those figures, both political and spiritual, within the Tibetan leadership structure. The comments by India’s Tibet hands include the urgent need for Tibet to reform its social structure, making it fair and just for all Tibetans. This Indian examination of the strength and weakness of the Tibetan leadership came for closer scrutiny when the Dalai and Panchen Lamas visited India in 1956 for the Buddha Jayanti commemorations.

These lengthy and fascinating reports were submitted to New Delhi by Apa Pant, the political officer based in Gangtok, who dealt with affairs of Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim, PN Menon, the former Indian consul general in Lhasa, and PN Luthra, special officer of border areas in the Ministry of External Affairs.

Apa Pant also suggested that “The Chinese have also a doctrine of social revolution and change which they are certain will help the common man. The Tibetans shall have to have an equally powerful dynamic policy of social change.”

Apa Pant made this fearful prediction. With China creating the conditions for the settlement of Tibet by Chinese migrants, “Tibet, as we know it today, will be annihilated, the process for its complete absorption into China (has) started.”

Claude Arpi

 

Claude Arpi ( Courtesy the author )

As for the time he spent with the Panchen Lama, Luthra wrote, “At a certain stage of the tour, it became possible to freely and frankly discuss any matter, however delicate, with the Panchen Lama himself or some of his principal associates.” Luthra was impressed by the Panchen Lama’s ability to recognize faces. He was, Luthra wrote, careful to “recognize the humbler staff such as motor drivers and dispatch-riders.” The Panchen Lama told Luthra that he did not believe in the “superstitious practices of Tibetan society. The Dalai Lama’s consultation with his oracle to decide the date of his departure to India had caused the Panchen Lama much amusement.” Luthra wrote, “I once asked the Panchen Lama what it felt like to be the incarnation of Amitabha. He replied that he had no such consciousness nor does he possess any supernatural powers. He struck me as a man without pretensions.”

According to Luthra, despite the traditional rivalry between Lhasa and Shigatse and the court politics of the two Lamas, “There seems to exist personal friendly accord as one would imagine between two youths who have so much in common… I have seen them cutting jokes, thumping each other’s backs and exchanging warm greetings.”

 

The third major voice to offer his commentary on the Tibetan political scene is that of PN Menon. He spent two years as India’s consul general in Tibet. In 1956 he was assigned to the Dalai Lama’s party. According to Menon, the weakness of the Tibetan struggle was “the real lack of a sense of unity and political consciousness in the way we understand it. At times the conflicting advice seemed to make the Dalai Lama rather confused…” But according to Menon, the Tibetan leader’s basic common sense seemed to “guide him away from the pitfalls of some of the advice offered.”

Thubten Samphel is an independent researcher and a former director of the Tibet Policy Institute

First Published: Aug 16, 2019, 18:31 IST

 
 
 

NATURE NURTURES TIBETAN IDENTITY OF TIBETAN NATION

NATURE NURTURES TIBETAN IDENTITY OF TIBETAN NATION

NATURE NURTURES TIBETAN IDENTITY OF TIBETAN NATION.
Nature, natural forces, natural mechanisms, natural factors, and natural conditions work in conjunction to nurture and shape the Tibetan Identity of Tibetan Nation.
Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE

NATURE NURTURES TIBETAN IDENTITY OF TIBETAN NATION.
Tibet has seen significant progress in restoring biodiversity.

BEIJING, Aug. 17, 2019 (Xinhua) — Tibet has seen significant progress in restoring biodiversity, with a forest coverage rate of 12.14 percent, said a white paper released in March this year by China’s State Council Information Office.

The population of Tibetan antelopes has grown from 60,000 in the 1990s to more than 200,000 and Tibetan wild donkeys have increased in numbers from 50,000 to 80,000, noted the document, titled “Democratic Reform in Tibet — Sixty Years On.”

Since the Qomolangma Nature Reserve was established in 1988, Tibet has set up 47 nature reserves of all kinds, including 11 at the state level, with the total area of nature reserves accounting for more than 34.35 percent of the total area of the autonomous region, the white paper said. Tibet has 22 eco-protection areas, including one at the state level, 36 counties in receipt of transfer payments from central finance for their key ecological roles, four national scenic areas, nine national forest parks, 22 national wetland parks, and three national parks, figures showed.

The central government has continued to increase eco-compensation for Tibet in return for its cost for protecting the eco-environment and the consequent losses in development opportunities. The white paper said that since 2001, the central government has paid 31.6 billion yuan (4.71 billion U.S. dollars) in eco-compensation to Tibet for protecting forests, grassland, wetland, and key ecological reserves.

Tourists visit the Tibet Garden at the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Ren Chao)

Tourists visit the Tibet Garden at the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Ren Chao)

Yaks on a wetland in northern Tibet. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

Sea of clouds over Medog County, Tibet. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

The scenery of Bome County of Nyingchi, Tibet. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

The scenery of Nam Co Lake in Tibet. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

The scenery of the Yamzbog Yumco Lake in Shannan, Tibet. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

Tibetan wild donkeys on a pasture in Zanda County, Tibet. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

The scenery of a part of a glacier in Rutog County of Ngari Prefecture, Tibet. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

Banggong Co in Ngari Prefecture, Tibet. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

Black-necked cranes in Linzhou County of Lhasa, Tibet. (Xinhua/Zhang Rufeng)

Glacier on the foot of Mount Qomolangma (Mount Everest) in Tibet. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

Tangra Yumco Lake in Nagqu, Tibet. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

Tibetan antelopes in Qiangtang National Nature Reserve in Tibet. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

Peach flowers in the suburb of Lhasa, Tibet. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

Trees planted along banks of the Yarlung Zangbo River (Brahmaputra River) in Tibet. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

Lhalu Wetland National Nature Reserve in Lhasa, Tibet. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

TIBETAN IDENTITY PERVADES TIBETAN AIRSPACE

TIBETAN NATION-TIBETAN IDENTITY-TIBETAN AIRSPACE

TIBETAN NATION-TIBETAN IDENTITY-TIBETAN AIRSPACE.

I experience Tibetan Identity when using Tibetan Airspace of Tibetan Nation.

Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada

SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE

Fly Over Lhasa in Tibet

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-15 14:58:31|Editor: huaxia

My Prayers to Lhasa River.

Stunning aerial shots display captivating scenery of Lhasa at an altitude of 3,650 meters above sea level.

LHASA, Aug. 15, 2019 (Xinhua) — Lhasa, capital of Tibet, saw more than 6.42 million visitors to the city in the first half of 2019, up 18.72 percent year on year, according to the local tourism authorities.

The city raked in 10.9 billion yuan (1.58 billion U.S. dollars) from tourism in the same period, up 25.46 percent year on year, according to the Lhasa tourism development bureau.

Lhasa is home to some of the most renowned cultural and tourist sites such as the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple.

The Potala Palace in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, Aug. 10, 2019. (Xinhua/Wang Yiliang)

Aerial view of the old town of Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, Aug. 10, 2019. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

The Potala Palace in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, Aug. 10, 2019. (Xinhua/Hou Dongtao)

Aerial view of the old town of Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, May 16, 2019. (Xinhua/Zhang Rufeng)

The Potala Palace in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, Aug. 10, 2019. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

The Lhalu wetland in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, June 5, 2019. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

The Potala Palace square in Lhasa, Capital City of  Tibet, Aug. 10, 2019. (Xinhua/Wang Yiliang)

Aerial view of the old town of Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, Aug. 10, 2019. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

The Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, Aug. 10, 2019. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 10, 2019, shows the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, Aug. 10, 2019. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 10, 2019, shows the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital city Tibet. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

The New Bridge in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, April 3, 2019. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

The old town of Lhasa, the capital city of  Tibet, Aug. 10, 2019. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

TIBETAN NATION-TIBETAN IDENTITY-TIBETAN AIRSPACE