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The Right Frame of Mind

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
vasureddy@aol.com

Chicago Cubs are in the American MLB World Series in 2016, and we are thru 5 games as this article is written.Nothing beats the devotion that a cub fan has.Although I was not born a “Cub Fan”, I have been devoted all my adult life to follow them, watch them and have the right frame of mind to say tomorrow is another day.Always willing to wait for the next day and next win, and looking forward to the improbable World Series win, and perhaps this year.Being an Indian with eternal optimism perhaps adds to the belief in a better tomorrow, but for the last couple of years the Cubs has been so good, it is time to look forward to buying the World Series winner’s shirt with the beloved Cubs logo on it.Is it time yet? And we are 2 games away from just that.
Today is 31 October 2016.
The series is at with Cubs 2 wins and Cleveland Indians 3 wins, in a best of 7 series, and the last 2 games coming up in Cleveland and 3 days from now, it is now or next year.
T…

The Right Frame of Mind

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
vasureddy@aol.com

Chicago Cubs are in the American MLB World Series in 2016, and we are thru 5 games as this article is written.Nothing beats the devotion that a cub fan has.Although I was not born a “Cub Fan”, I have been devoted all my adult life to follow them, watch them and have the right frame of mind to say tomorrow is another day.Always willing to wait for the next day and next win, and looking forward to the improbable World Series win, and perhaps this year.Being an Indian with eternal optimism perhaps adds to the belief in a better tomorrow, but for the last couple of years the Cubs has been so good, it is time to look forward to buying the World Series winner’s shirt with the beloved Cubs logo on it.Is it time yet? And we are 2 games away from just that.
Today is 31 October 2016.
The series is at with Cubs 2 wins and Cleveland Indians 3 wins, in a best of 7 series, and the last 2 games coming up in Cleveland and 3 days from now, it is now or next year.
T…

Landslide Prediction

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
vasureddy@aol.com

Election Day for the United States is November 8, 2016 which is the final day to choose the next president of the USA along with a new congress and a third of the senate.Many states have already in the process of pre-polling which is also on a brisk pace this year.For those who are in the USA this day may not come soon enough.The acrimony and bitterness will come to an end soon. And one of the two last standing candidates will become our president.Its Clinton or Trump; one of them will be the leader of the free world for at least four years.

The three presidential debates are done, and little has changed in the direction of the election.People who watched the debates must wonder 70 years of life and no grace, especially between a man and women.There is little policy discussion amongst the candidates (they have little time to discuss policy), and nothing to present to the citizens on future direction.At this time and until the election, only winni…

Teflon Trump

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
vasureddy@aol.com
In a country where the majority of the population is concerned about the state of the economy, finding meaningful jobs, threat of terror and combining the broad socio-political issues, the status quo politics; all combined 2016 has become the year of the Teflon candidate.Not too long ago the Americans went thru Gary Hart and John Edwards; both very attractive and seasoned politicians running for the office of the president, both burned to oblivion because of the affairs of the heart.Mitt Romney was sidelined for simply delayed tax returns.We have had a history of a single mishap by a candidate which destroyed the bid for the presidential office.The failed presidential bids of the most promising candidates running for office really pale in comparison to Trump and his well documented career and life choices.
Nothing seems to deter the support base Trump has in the current election cycle.His comments on race, women, immigrants and everything under t…

Electoral College

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
vasureddy@aol.com

The presidential election is a system of each state with specific number of delegates, who eventually electing the president of the United States is simply referred to as Electoral College. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States).
The USA Electoral College (EC) was framed to keep the average voter from being able to elect the president directly. They probably had people like Donald Trump in mind when they created the EC and the rules that govern it.It is doubtful that EC will elect Donald Trump as the next president.The states that control EC votes are probably 80% to 90% decided on they will vote democrat or republican.The state wise electoral maps assure the candidates of a GPS on what is assured and what they really need to work on.There is no blaming the preconceived notions of people.We are by birth prejudiced to something or the other, and politics are a major part of prejudices in a democratic life.

Donald Trump has …

Aversion to Peace

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
vasureddy@aol.com

Historically peace has always been the hallmark of prosperity and human development.Whatever world history we can trace, the correlation to human excellence and peace is direct and irrefutable.Perhaps the most sought after word in human life is peace.“Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Men.”While our history of thousands of years clearly correlates living in peace with living in harmony, the last 100 hundred years have really become human beings becoming more and more averse to peace.
A major portion of our documented history points to illegal or forced occupation, pillage, looting and things that typically are associated with the strong throwing their weight around the weak or disorganized.Then came religious conversion as a by product of occupation and after effects of war.The British along with the French, Portuguese and Spanish largely exploited with trade and divide and for a good three hundred years, along with throwing religious conversions, t…