Call It Obese Tax or Fat Tax

The President is not thQinking of quitting. This was not the presidential election. There is no reason for the president to quit.           – Spokesman for President Musharraf

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The President is not thQinking of quitting. This was not the presidential election. There is no reason for the president to quit. 
         – Spokesman for President Musharraf
Some persons are forced to quit, they themselves do not quit.

 

The media have let me down…The NGOs are against me. I don’t know why. I think I have been the strongest proponent of human rights. However, the Western leaders are absolutely supportive and express total solidarity.                                                                                          – Pervez Musharraf

You have had only one option, either support of your own people or that of the Western leaders.

 

 

This concept of infallibility of judiciary is not good; it harms the functioning of democracy.
   – Somnath Chatterjee, Lok Sabha Speaker
None, save Allah, the Supreme Judge, is infallible.

 

I am always prepared to have dialogue if they (Maoist) give up arms and violence and follow the path of peace.
     – Naveen Patnaik, Orissa Chief Minister
In other words you will talk only when the Maoist do not remain Maoist. No dialogue will be required then.

 

I only wish to fight as a soldier of ideas.

                 – Fidel Castro, Ex President of Cuba
 
 You had been a soldier. No doubt. Alas! The ideas were decadent.

 

Punjab is the worst state in India on the front of sex ratio in the age group of 0-6 years due to the rampant practice of female foeticide there. Punjab which had an average of 875 girls for every 1000 boys in 1991 fell to an average of 798 girls to every 1000 boys in 2001, followed by the neighbouring state of Haryana which had a fall from 879 girls for per 1000 boys in 1991 to 819 girls for every 1000 boys in 2001.          
   – United Nations Population Fund 
                               Report
These people are comparable to the pagans of the pre-Islam Arabia. Rather they are worst than them.

 

People might not realize that being significantly overweight also makes their life insurance more expensive of underwriting and claims. Costs for the seriously overweight could be 50% higher on new premiums
 – Russ Whitworth, Director Legal &
 General, Insurance Company of UK
Call it obese tax or fat tax, it proves that ‘weights’ count. Bulky fellows, we the not-so-heavy pity you.

 

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni attracted the highest price of US$1.5 million (euro1.02 million) in the first round of bidding for players in the Indian Premier League. Australia’s Adam Gilchrist attracted the next highest bid _ US$700,000 (euro474,830) from Hyderabad, while Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan went to Chennai for US$600,000 (euro407,000).
                                     – News Item
So now sportsmen too have become saleable commodities.