Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Trump University, the truth

In the Forbe’s list of the wealthiest people of the world Donald Trump is a nobody.

But Trump has been pushing himself on TV--to the extent that a lot of ignorant TV watchers think of him as the only billionaire in the country. And now, after creating an image of being America’s wealthiest person, Donald Trump wants to teach you how to get rich:

Well, we all know that the easiest way to make money is to claim to teach people how to make wealth. So who would the Trump University make richer? At least one person, and that would be Donald. He needs your money to climb up on the Forbe’s list.

In Goa, it was 15

It is way past midnight. A 15-year old drugged British girl walks in a bar in Goa. There are predators in the bar who see an opportunity…the rest is a couple of months old bad news—it is called the Scarlett Keeling rape and murder case.

Scarlett Keeling’s case has many dimensions to it. A 15-year old girl, a minor, let loose by her parents; this minor girl high on drugs and booze, a fact that highlights the lively drug culture and underage drinking in Goa that the local police condones; Goan police initially insisting Scarlett died of drowning in the sea; an Indian postmortem in which, allegedly, Scarlett’s several organs were removed.

What a sad way for a 15-year old girl to die! It was not just Scarlett who got raped in Goa, it was the ultimate humiliation of a pervert culture that tells people that the best thing they can do in life is to get high on LSD.

The case is open and a few punishments are in order. Along with the rapists, Scarlett's parents too need to be punished for doing a terrible job in bringing up a child and making her vulnerable for rape and death.

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