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Digest #4876
Story by p_gopi_krishna


Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:51 am (PST) . Posted by:


A Teacher's Lesson:

There is a story many years ago of an elementary teacher. Her name was Mrs.. Thompson. And as she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children a lie. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same.

But that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard. Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he didn't play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. And Teddy could be unpleasant. It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X's and then putting a big "F" at the top of his papers.

At the school where Mrs. Thompson taught, she was required to review each child's past records and she put Teddy's off until last. However, when she reviewed his file, she was in for a surprise.

Teddy's first grade teacher wrote, "Teddy is a bright child with a ready laugh. He does his work neatly and has good manners. He is a joy to be around."

His second grade teacher wrote, "Teddy is an excellent student, well liked by his classmates, but he is troubled because his mother has a terminal illness and life at home must be a struggle."

His third grade teacher wrote, "His mother's death has been hard on him. He tries to do his best but his father doesn't show much interest and his home life will soon affect him if some steps aren't taken."

Teddy's fourth grade teacher wrote, "Teddy is withdrawn and doesn't show much interest in school. He doesn't have many friends and sometimes sleeps in class."

By now, Mrs.. Thompson realized the problem and she was ashamed of herself. She felt even worse when her students brought her Christmas presents, wrapped in beautiful ribbons and bright paper, except for Teddy's. His present which was clumsily wrapped in the heavy, brown paper that he got from a grocery bag.

Mrs. Thompson took pains to open it in the middle of the other presents. Some of the children started to laugh when she found a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing, and a bottle that was one quarter full of perfume. But she stifled the children's laughter when she exclaimed how pretty the bracelet was, putting it on, and dabbing some of the perfume on her wrist.

Teddy Stoddard stayed after school that day just long enough to say, "Mrs. Thompson, today you smelled just like my Mom used to." After the children left she cried for at least an hour. On that very day, she quit teaching reading, and writing, and arithmetic. Instead, she began to teach children.

Mrs. Thompson paid particular attention to Teddy. As she worked with him, his mind seemed to come alive. The more she encouraged him, the faster he responded. By the end of the year, Teddy had become one of the smartest children in the class and, despite her lie that she would love all the children the same, Teddy became one of her "teacher's pets."

A year later, she found a note under her door, from Teddy, telling her that she was still the best teacher he ever had in his whole life. Six years went by before she got another note from Teddy. He then wrote that he had finished high school, third in his class, and she was still the best teacher he ever had in his whole life.

Four years after that, she got another letter, saying that while things had been tough at times, he'd stayed in school, had stuck with it, and would soon graduate from college with the highest of honors. He assured Mrs. Thompson that she was still the best and favorite teacher he ever had in his whole life.

Then four more years passed and yet another letter came. This time he explained that after he got his bachelor's degree, he decided to go a little further. The letter explained that she was still the best and favorite teacher he ever had. But now his name was a little longer—the letter was signed, Theodore F. Stoddard, M.D.

The story doesn't end there. You see, there was yet another letter that spring. Teddy said he'd met this girl and was going to be married. He explained that his father had died a couple of years ago and he was wondering if Mrs. Thompson might agree to sit in the place at the wedding that was usually reserved for the mother of the groom. Of course,Mrs. Thompson did. And guess what? She wore that bracelet, the one with several rhinestones missing. And she made sure she was wearing the perfume that Teddy remembered his mother wearing on their last Christmas together.

They hugged each other, and Dr. Stoddard whispered in Mrs. Thompson's ear, "Thank you Mrs. Thompson for believing in me. Thank you so much for making me feel important and showing me that I could make a difference." Mrs. Thompson, with tears in her eyes, whispered back. She said, "Teddy, you have it all wrong. You were the one who taught me that I could make a difference. I didn't know how to teach until I met you."

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Re: Aging Population, Re: [racchabanda] Science & Culture from VEFI


I don't see any reason to present the histories of India and China available to everyone on the Internet, if interested. Unfortunately, we forgot Emergency and Sanjay & Indira Gandhi rule in the 1970s when sterilizing Indians and Chinese by force under authoritative regimes and imposing Western Eugenics on gullible poverty-stricken Indians and Asians needing loans from the West was the norm, and as recent past as 2014.

It is sad that many agree with Stanford University professor Paul R. Ehrlich and his demeaning gratuitous depiction of India play into the hands of Nazi Eugenics, "The streets seemed alive with people. People eating, people washing, people sleeping. People visiting, people arguing and screaming. People thrust their hands through the taxi window, begging. People defecating and urinating. People clinging to busses. People herding animals. People, people, people, people. Since that night, I've known the horror of overpopulation. The battle to feed humanity is over, and humanity has lost." The Population Bomb, the Book That Incited a Worldwide Fear of Overpopulation Making Dire Predictions—and Triggered a Wave of Repression Around the World https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/book-incited-worldwide-fear-overpopulation-180967499/#EmCWAqQWSQeaqVmX.99


Nobody should condone the Western (Nazi) Eugenics and sterilization of Indians, Asians, or any other peoples because they are poor or inferior. No one in this world can eradicate poverty, no matter how many slogans we adopt for and from the West such as Garibi Hatao, by the act of Garib Hatao.


War on Poverty, the unconditional war on poverty, the expansive social-welfare legislations - the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 introduced by the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson failed and US has poverty today, despite the White House declaration "federal programs helped end poverty." CEA Report: Expanding Work Requirements in Non-Cash Welfare Programs https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/cea-report-expanding-work-requirements-non-cash-welfare-programs/

War on Poverty, UNITED STATES HISTORY War on Poverty | United States history;

Poverty in the United States: 50-Year Trends and Safety Net Impacts


Understanding and Reducing Poverty in America (25 September 2008)


The nation's official poverty rate in 2017 was 12.3 percent, with 39.7 million people in poverty.


The drive to sterilize India began in the 1970s encouraged by tens of millions of dollars loans from the World Bank, the Swedish International Development Authority, and the UN Population Fund. Indira/Sanjay regime embarked on an ambitious population control program during the 1975 Emergency and civil liberties were suspended. Sanjay Gandhi began a gruesome campaign to sterilize poor men (Eugenics of US and Germany of Nazi era) dragging the men to surgery cordoning off villages by police. The campaign also made an appearance in Salman Rushdie's novel, Midnight's Children, if you missed it.


In 1976, more than 6 million men in India were coerced into sterilization. Sterilization was no longer a choice — it was a mandate.

IN 1976, MORE THAN 6 MILLION MEN IN INDIA WERE COERCED INTO STERILIZATION. Few people know about India's monstrous attempt to sidestep an 'overpopulation apocalypse' https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/in-1976-more-than-6-million-men-in-india-were-coerced-into-sterilization


India carried out nearly 4 million sterilisations during 2013-2014, according to official figures. Less than 100,000 of these surgeries were done on men. More than 700 deaths were reported due to botched surgeries between 2009 and 2012. There were 356 reported cases of complications arising out of the surgeries. The death of 15 women at two state-run sterilization camps in Chhattisgarh has put a spotlight on India's dark history of botched sterilizations. Dr RK Gupta and his assistant carried out tubectomies on 130 women at two separate camps. Fourteen died after the first camp in Bilaspur and one after the second, while more than 90 women remain in hospital, many in a critical condition.

India sterilizations: Doctor arrested over operation deaths (13 November 2014) https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-30032878


India has a dark history of state-sponsored population control, often with eugenic aims - targeting the poor and underprivileged. The women's tragic deaths in Chhattisgarh show that it still happens today. An astonishing 6.2 million Indian men were sterilized in just a year, which was 15 times the number of people sterilized by the Nazis. Two thousand men died from botched operations, according to science journalist Mara Hvistendahl.

India's dark history of sterilization (14 November 2014)



Emergency: The Dark Age of Indian democracy, The Hindu (26 JUNE 2015) https://www.thehindu.com/specials/in-depth/the-emergency-imposed-by-indira-gandhi-government/article7357305.ece


People forget that the West had their own dark histories and would like to export those atrocities abroad to other countries.


Coerced sterilization is a shameful part of America's history, and one doesn't have to go too far back to find examples of it. Used as a means of controlling "undesirable" populations – immigrants, people of color, poor people, unmarried mothers, the disabled, the mentally ill – federally-funded sterilization programs took place in 32 states throughout the 20th century. Driven by prejudiced notions of science and social control, these programs informed policies on immigration and segregation.

Unwanted Sterilization And Eugenics Programs In The United States http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/blog/unwanted-sterilization-and-eugenics-programs-in-the-united-states/


In 2013, dozens of female inmates in California had been illegally sterilized in recent years. The story was a salient reminder that forced sterilization, an issue that tends to be viewed as a tragic-but-past occurrence, continues today. … A 1965 survey of Puerto Rican residents found that about one-third of all Puerto Rican mothers, ages 20-49, were sterilized. To put this figure in context, women of childbearing age in Puerto Rico in the 1960s were more than 10 times more likely to be sterilized than women from the United States. These shocking findings suggested that systematic bias influenced the practice of sterilization, not just in Puerto Rico, but in the United States as well.

History of Forced Sterilization and Current US Abuses



Imagine going to the hospital for a common surgical procedure such as an appendectomy, only to find out afterward that you'd been sterilized. In the 20th century, untold numbers of women of color endured such life-altering experiences in part because of medical racism. … Countless numbers of Americans who were poor, mentally ill, from minority backgrounds or otherwise regarded as "undesirable" were sterilized as the eugenics movement gained momentum in the United States.

The US Government's Role in Sterilizing Women of Color Black, Puerto Rican, and Native American women have been victimized https://www.thoughtco.com/u-s-governments-role-sterilizing-women-of-color-2834600


In one year alone, 1983, China sterilized over 20 million people, more than the combined population of the three largest US cities, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago…. Up until the early 2000s, at least, many international actors chose to believe that adherence to the one-child policy was voluntary, despite growing evidence to the contrary. In 1983, the first-ever United Nations Population Award medals, for individuals who had made "outstanding contributions" to solving population issues, were conferred on Indira Gandhi — she of the forced sterilizations — and China's minister of population planning, Qian Xinzhong. … As recently as 2010, a mass sterilization campaign for close to 10,000 people was held in Puning City, Guangdong. According to Amnesty International, almost 1,400 relatives of couples targeted for sterilization were detained, to pressure these couples to consent.

Sterilization, abortion, fines: How China brutally enforced its 1-child policy https://nypost.com/2016/01/03/how-chinas-pregnancy-police-brutally-enforced-the-one-child-policy/


… forced abortions and compulsory sterilization had been a part of China's one-child policy…

  The human suffering caused by China's one-child policy  (19 October 2015)



When it comes to coercive sterilization, most people think of China. But India sterilizes 4.6 million women each year—37% of sterilizations that take place globally, as Bloomberg reports.

The world's biggest sterilizer of women isn't China—it's India (12 June 2013) https://qz.com/93679/the-worlds-biggest-female-sterilizer-isnt-china-its-india/


Sterilization is the most prevalent method of contraception in China. Approximately half of all women of reproductive age report that they or their husbands are sterilized.

Short et al., Birth Planning and Sterilization in China, Population Studies, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 279-291 (November 2000)


Forced abortion, sterilization and other abuses were still commonly used to enforce China's population control policy.

China – Forced Abortion, Sterilization, Fines Enforce China's Population Control Policy (10 May 2016)



History shows that both those who do not learn history and those who do learn history are doomed to repeat it. But that is life– a never ending cycle of life and death.


Bhagavadgita by Lord Krishna (transcribed by Vedavyasa)

जातस्य ही धृवो मृत्युर

धृवम जन्मा  म्रृतस्य  का

तस्माद अपरिहार्येर्थे

नत्वं शोसितम अर्हसि     2.27



jaatasya hi dhRvo mRtyur

dhRvam janma mrRtasya ca

tasmaad aparihaaryerthe

na tvam Soacitam arhasi 


జాతస్య హి ధృవొ మృత్యుర్

ధృవం జన్మ మ్రృతస్య

తస్మాద్ అపరిహార్యెర్థె

త్వం శోచితం అర్హసి         


अव्यक्तादीनि  भूतानि

व्यक्तमध्यानि  भारता


तत्रैका  परिदेवना  2.28


avyaktaadeeni bhuutaani

vyaktamadhyaani bhaarataa


tatrakaa paridEvanaa 


అవ్యక్తాదీని భూతాని

వ్యక్తమధ్యాని భారతా


తత్రకా పరిదేవనా     



Bhaja Govindham  by Adi Shankara 


पुनरपि जननं पुनरपि मरणं,पुनरपि जननी जठरे शयनम्।
इह संसारे बहुदुस्तारे,कृपयाऽपारे पाहि मुरारे ॥२१॥


punarapi jananam punarapi maraNam

punarapi jananiee jaTharE Sayanam  

iha samsaare bahu dustaare

krupayaa paare paahi muraarE 


పునరపి జననం పునరపి మరణం

పునరపి జననిఈ జఠరే శయనం  

ఇహ సంసారే  బహు దుస్తారే

క్రుపయా పారె పాహి మురారే 


Best regards,




Dr. Rao Vepachedu, JD, PhD, LLM



On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12:57:17 PM CST, Katta Murty <murty@umich.edu> wrote:

Srinivasa Rao  GarU:  I  do  not  agree  with  your  characterization that  China's
1-child  policy   was a  miserable  failure. In  fact  my Chinese  colleagues  who  
visit  China  every  Summer  tell  me  that  it   has  been  very   successful, and   that
it  taught Chinese people  to  limit  number  of  their  children. Now  I  understand   that  
China  changed   the policy into  ``2-children policy''.

What   you  say  about India may    be true,  but  as far as I know  birth  control  was  never
made  compulsory  in India.

Anyway  Sir,  please  keep  upm your Good work,    and my Best Wishes  to  you,

On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 11:20 PM Sreenivasarao Vepachedu <svepachedu@yahoo.com> wrote:
Murty garu:
Your proposal is a dangerous proposal because 1) it was tried and failed miserably with a lot of misery in two countries - China and India in the last millennium (century),  2) not all countries have the same demography and fertility rate, 3) Most of the Southern States in the Indian Union are below the replacement fertility of 2.1 per woman, 4) Many countries are also below the replacement fertility, and 5) Further, please see Aging Population: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/aging-population-rao-vepachedu-ms-jd-phd-llm/?published=t 


Dr. Rao Vepachedu, MS, JD, PhD, LLM


On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 10:35 AM Katta Murty <murty@umich.edu> wrote:

Srinivas  gArU: I  am afraid  that  the  measures suggested   by  you  
are  enough;   what   we  desperately  need is  human population
stabilization. Pl. see: 

This  can  be achieved   by  ensuring  that  at  least  one member  of
a  couple  are  sterilized  when   the   wife  delivers  their  3rd   (or  better
2nd )  child.



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[racchabanda] వసుషట్పదిలో ప్రేమ షట్పదీవసువు #vasushaTpadilO prEma shaTpadIvasuvu#


వసుషట్పదిలో ప్రేమ షట్పదీవసువు - 

Happy Valentine's Day!

కనులందు నీవె 
తనువందు నీవె 
మనమందు నీవె - మధురమ్మై 
కనవేల నీవు 
వినఁగాను రావు 
మనమిందు నీదు - మననమ్మే 

విరిమాల చిందు 
హరుసంపు క్రొత్త - హరివిల్లై 
స్వరరాగ గీతి 
సరి క్రొత్త రీతి 
మురిపించ నిమ్ము - ఫుల్లమ్మై 

ఇది వేఱు సీమ  
మదిలోని ప్రేమ 
ముదమిచ్చుఁ గామ - పుష్పమ్మై 
హృదయమ్ము దాఁకు 
వదనమ్ము పూయు 
సదనమ్ము మాఱు - స్వర్గమ్మై 

నవమైన విందు 
భువనమ్మునందు - మోదమ్మే 
కవితలకు వాన 
జవమిచ్చు పుణ్య - జాహ్నవియే 

రసము లొలికించు 
దెసల వెలిఁగించు 
మసృణమగు నీదు - మమతలతో 
హసన మది చాలు 
నిసిని మురిపించు 
వసము నేనౌదు - వలపులలో 

లలిత రాగములఁ  
బలు పరాగముల 
నెల ప్రకాశముల - నిశి వెలిఁగె 
గలలఁ గరగితిని 
దలుపు తెఱచితిని 
బిలుపు లొసఁగితిని - బ్రియ యంచు 

నింగి యొక మాయ
రంగు లిడె ఛాయ 
శృంగముల మంచు - చిత్రమ్మే 
సంగమపు వేళ 
గంగవలె రమ్ము 
పొంగ హృదయమ్ము - పూర్ణశశీ 

నీ రూపు ప్రీతి 
నీ రవము గీతి 
నీరవపు రాత్రి - నిర్మలమే 
కోరితిని నిన్ను 
జేరుటయె చెన్ను 
హారమును వేతు - హరుసముతో 

విధేయుడు - జెజ్జాల కృష్ణ మోహన రావు
vasushaTpadilO prEma shaTpadIvasuvu - 

#Happy Valentine's Day!#

kanulaMdu nIve 
tanuvaMdu nIve 
manamaMdu nIve - madhurammai 
kanavEla nIvu 
vina@MgAnu rAvu 
manamiMdu nIdu - mananammE 

virimAla chiMdu 
harusaMpu krotta - harivillai 
svararAga gIti 
sari krotta rIti 
muripiMcha nimmu - phullammai 

idi vE~ru sIma  
madilOni prEma 
mudamichchu@M gAma - pushpammai 
hRdayammu dA@Mku 
vadanammu pUyu 
sadanammu mA~ru - svargammai 

navamaina viMdu 
bhuvanammunaMdu - mOdammE 
kavitalaku vAna 
javamichchu puNya - jAhnaviyE 

rasamu lolikiMchu 
desala veli@MgiMchu 
masRNamagu nIdu - mamatalatO 
hasana madi chAlu 
nisini muripiMchu 
vasamu nEnaudu - valapulalO 

lalita rAgamula@M  
balu parAgamula 
nela prakASamula - niSi veli@Mge 
galala@M garagitini 
dalupu te~rachitini 
bilupu losa@mgitini - briya yaMchu 

niMgi yoka mAya
raMgu liDe ChAya 
SRMgamula maMchu - chitrammE 
saMgamapu vELa 
gaMgavale rammu 
poMga hRdayammu - pUrNaSaSI 

nI rUpu prIti 
nI ravamu gIti 
nIravapu rAtri - nirmalamE 
kOritini ninnu 
jEruTaye chennu 
hAramunu vEtu - harusamutO 

vidhEyuDu - jejjAla kRshNa mOhana rAvu


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