Why I like the US.

I have been to a number of countries like Turkey, China, Saudia, UAE, UK and the US. In all these countries the US stands out, but for a number of reasons. Instead of writing a log paragraph I will number them down.

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That crazy place called Times Square

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There is at least one crazy place on Earth called as Times Square. It lies in the Manhattan District of New York city. Times Square is one place which never sleeps, or at least I have never seen it closed be it day or night. If it is day time you will find people in droves going from one place to another, cabbies honking horns, music at full blast, live dance performances, artists making the famous New York skyline using spray paint, people selling all kinds of stuff, Chinese artists who will make your pencil sketch for $ 5, food, drinks, music and anything one can imagine. If its night time, the scene will be no different, only more lively because at night time the lights make the scene even brighter, the huge screens adorning the buildings showing ads, songs and the latest movie trailers look really amazing. Be sure to find people of all races, cartoon figures in costumes, lights, discos, gentlemen’s clubs, bars, restaurants, its simply amazing. There’s shopping malls selling clothes, apparel, shoes, kids toys stores, to me it looked like a live 24/7 circus. That’s why I called Times Square, “one crazy place!” Enjoy the pics 🙂

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US Military told to accept Gay recruits

Slide1 This might come as a surprise as a Federal Judge has ruled against the “Don’t ask , don’t tell” policy terming it  “unconstitutional”.  The ruling also directs US Military to accept gays applicants as recruits. Though gay rights activists have warned aspirants not to disclose their “sexuality” as the decision may be revoked. The news is that the Obama administration plans to appeal against it.

What however, is not clear is that, will the US Army have separate units for Gays? or will they be merged in the “crowd”? Two ex-servicemen  who were previously discharged for being “gay”have applied for re-enlistment, after this news was made public.

Strange it is, as how the limits set by God are transgressed to a stage where “wrong” and “right” appear very less different and  in some cases appear to merge. The days when being “gay” meant being happy are long gone.