Thursday, May 31, 2007

I am an Agnostic :-(

You scored as Agnostic, Agnostics consider the possibility that they may be wrong about God's existence, no matter which side of the fence they stand on. Always willing to objectively evaluate the most ridiculous proof, nevertheless, these guys are skeptics of the Nth degree.



Scientific Atheist


Apathetic Atheist


Spiritual Atheist




Militant Atheist


Angry Atheist


What kind of atheist are you?
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Monday, May 14, 2007

Salsa Story Continued……..

WHOAH……I DID IT……I am AWESOME…….I completely totally amazingly ROCK!!!! After all the blunders and all those training sessions I gave my first ever live performance in front of strong 500 audiences. I would like to thank Girl # 3(yeah Girl 1 and 2 never returned hehehe) for having the patience of training with me and surprisingly joining me on stage as well….and did we ROCK!!!! Accept at one point of time when I kicked another girl on stage to top it started apologizing ….but that’s minimal…..the fact of the matter is that I had fun with a capital ‘F’. The kind of satisfaction you get after doing something like this is just unbeatable.

Here’s a pic and a video from my trusted N73, I will upload the official better quality version soon....I am the one supporting a pony...

SALSA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Friday, May 11, 2007

How the Tax world works

Harvard professor Greg Mankiw put up this parable on his blog recently. Apparently, the author of this sarcastic take on the American tax system is unknown but it has been circulating in academic circles for some years now. Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. The fifth would pay $1. The sixth would pay $3. The seventh would pay $7. The eighth would pay $12. The ninth would pay $18. The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59. So, that’s what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. “Since you are all such good customers,” he said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20.” Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his ‘fair share?’ They realised that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay. And so:
The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings). The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings). The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings). The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings). The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings). The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings). Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings. “I only got a dollar out of the $20,” declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, “but he got $10!” “Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed the fifth man. “I only saved a dollar, too. It’s unfair that he got ten times more than I!” “That’s true!” shouted the seventh man. “Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!” “Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in unison. “We didn’t get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!” The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!