Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Clinton warns of Iran sanctions

EU forces big mobile price cuts

NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- Suspected Maoist rebels in eastern India who held up a train carrying 300 passengers Wednesday ended their siege after a four-hour standoff, officials said.

An election official in Maharashtra Wednesday says Maoist rebels seized the train as India continued to vote.

No one was hurt, said A.K. Chandra of India's east-central railway. The suspected rebels seized the train, apparently to protest that some former comrades are taking part in general elections that are under way in the country.

The Maoists didn't want the former rebels "to join the mainstream, and, therefore, stopped this train," said Sarvendu Tathagat, deputy commission of the Latehar district in the state of Jharkhand.

Jharkhand is a mineral-rich state where rebels -- known as the Naxalites -- claim to have been fighting for the rights of the poor and the dispossessed who have not benefited from the state's resources.

About 300 men, apparently unarmed, boarded the train, disabling its braking system as it passed through a dense forest.
The hijackers released the train after "persuasion" by area villagers and railway officials, Chandra said.
"They wanted your (media) presence," he said of the hijackers' possible motive.
Jharkhand has seen stepped-up deadly attacks by rebels while the country is in the midst of month-long general elections. The second round of the elections begin Thursday.
On April 16, when the voting began, suspected rebels triggered an explosion that forced a bus carrying border security troops to stop in the same Latehar district.
When the troops stepped out, the attackers killed at least six in a three-hour gun battle.
And in neighboring Bihar state, suspected Maoists, who had called for a general strike, set ei ght trucks on fire, shot dead a driver, and blew up a government office on Wednesday, police said.
The Maoist insurgency has claimed more than 6,000 lives since the late 1960s. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called the rebels India's biggest security threat.
The elections, covering more than 3 million square kilometers of the planet, will run until next month in several stages of scattered polling. Then, elections officials will count the vote electronically in a single day -- on May 16, three days after the last round of polling.
It is an exercise that India undertakes every five years for its 1 billion-plus population. This year, the country is voting in 543 boroughs of the Lok Sabha, or the lower house of the Indian parliament.

Stop Thinking Start Doing

Stop Thinking Start Doing...This is the way I believe we should live like.  By thinking too much about doing something, we end up not doing it; thus, we regret not doing it or hope for another chance to do it.  Unfortunately, if we hope for another chance, when that chance comes, we may end up not taking it.  This is because we had more time to think about it, making us hesitate to doing it, and we keep putting it off.

Someone once told me, "the more you think about it, the more you miss."  To me, this is so true.  If you think about things too much, you end up missing out.  We should not miss out on anything.  Thinking about something leads to over-analyzing, which forces us to find something to fear about doing that thing.  This is why we should be spontaneous, and when something comes to mind, we should just do it.

We should do it before we have a chance to think about it, before our peers advise we should not.  Too many factors in the equation can cause conflict, which can lead to more analyzing, which in turn will give more cons than pros as to why we should do it.  In the battle of negative versus positive, negative always wins.  Negative is the bad apple that spoils the bunch.  Throughout time, bad has always overpowered good, not the other way around.  Thereby, we cannot keep the door open for negativity to enter; we have to get on it right away before the negativity can come through.

This is why people lack confidence.  This is why people lack assurance.  People think too much and don't do enough.  Before the negativity can come in, we need to stop thinking and start doing.  When given an opportunity, that is the door opening to invite you in.  We need to let go of our thoughts and accept that invitation.  It's like the movie Yes Man, we need to say "yes" to the opportunity, and greatness will come.  Why?  Because YOU accepted the invitation.  YOU said "yes".  Therefore, you will become successful.  And guess what?  YOU will NOT regret it!

Also, thinking causes you to hold back.  That's because if you think too much, you will find reasons not to do.  You will find more reasons to not do than you will to do.  So jump at the opportunity!  This is the opportunity telling you to take it!

The world is a negative place, all with the down economy, unemployment, corrupt governments, etc.  Do NOT be part of the negativity!  Rise above it.  Don't think about it, DO IT!

I really believe in Stop Thinking Start Doing.  This is why I decided to put it on a T-shirt.  I feel the need to share this with the world, for the good of the human race that each person will achieve what they are capable of, and not thinking about it, but doing it!

So please check out my Zazzle store with the Stop Thinking Start Doing T-shirt.  Also, I have a coffee mug with this saying.

By not thinking but instead doing, you will achieve something great, and you will feel great about yourself!