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Australian Citizenship Proposed Changes - My View

The Australian Government is making changes in its Citizenship Test to strengthen the pathway to acquire its Citizenship. According to new propsed system now the candidates wishing to apply for an Australian Citizenship will have to wait for 4 years of being a Permanent Resident as opposed to 1 year before. Which i think is a very good move. The candidates will now also have to face a more stricter exam than before by answering question about Australian Values and Responsibilities of a Citizen. That is again a great move in my view as one has to learn core values of the nation in which they intend to live for rest of their lives.
However according to new proposed system one will also require to pass an English Language Test (IELTS) and acquire a score of 6 Bands which will prove one to be a Competent user testing their Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking skills. I do think having a competent level English is a must to live in Australia but i highly disagree to test an applicants English skills at the time of Citizenship Application. Any person who has migrated to Australia has already passed an English Language Test at the time of entry into Australia in their respective country.

For a student to apply for their respective Permanent Residency they are required to sit this Test again after spending their time in Australia for 2-4 years in studies. So with this new changes they will have to appear again for same test for nothing. They have to sit again because these test certificates are only valid for 2 years. It is point less to test someone on English Language competancy over and over again as if their English skills will fall down over the a period of time.

For someone who has migrated on spouse visa (subclass 309 & 100) - They must be tested at the time of entry into Australia. Till date we had no such arrangement of testing English skills of such migrants even at entry point. So why now when they have spent time already in Australia and have adopted to this lifestyle ? It is ridiculous to test someone on the language efficiency at the last stage of their application to become a citizen and not at the entry stage.

For someone who has migrated on skilled visa and have acquired Permanent Residency afterwards has also to be tested at the time of entry into Australia and not at the last stage when they apply for an Australian Citizenship.

I hope present Malcolm Turnbull government will have some sense and overturn this propsed requirement of testing English Language Skills on applicants at various stages of the migration process and test it only once at the entry stage. I do believe in having core Australian Values as essential in migrating to Australia permanently but you cant test people over and over again on English Language skills for that. It is just plain ridiculous.

21:12:12 The End of World - Vedic Astrology View

So, do you think you are going to die so early ?? We are approaching that magical or mysterious date soon in 3 years which the Scientists, Astrologers and Thinkers are buzzing about. I am not in any of the above category but i certainly have a Scientific, Astrologically inclined - Thinking mind :) With that i mean to say that i have my way of analyzing and believing into the things which i feel is correct.

This made me to analyze things according to Vedic Astrology which many people considers to be perfect to some extent than its western counterparts. Western astrologers argue that the world is running in the Age of Aquarius and on Dec. 21, 2012, the day of the annual winter solstice, the Sun will rise roughly over the center of the Milky Way galaxy (as per Mayan Calendar) which may lead to the end of the world. They say it will start on Dec. 12, 2012 and everything will be destroyed by Dec. 21, 2012 in period of 9 days.  And on other hand Hindus believe that we are in the period of Kaliyug. The end of Kaliyug would mean the end of the world and the restart of the process of creation. Kaliyug is not ending immediately as per Vedic astrology. Atleast not in 3 years from now.

According to Vedic System - Satya Yuga lasted for 1,728,000 years. Treta Yuga lasted for 1,296,000 years. Dwapara Yuga lasted for 864,000 years and Kali Yuga will last for 432,000 years. It is believed that Kali Yuga began in 3102 B.C on Bhadrapad Krishna Trayodasho in the Midnight of a Sunday.

So, we will be completing only 5114 years of kaliyug and 426,886 years are still left before human civilization and this world is totally destroyed and re-created.

Below are the planetary positions at the time of Sun rise in India on 12th and 21st Dec. 2012:

Planetary Positions on 12/12/2012 

Seeing the above two charts, there are 5 planets in Scorpio on 12th Dec. 2012. In these nine days period Mars the planet of Earth moves to Capricorn - the Sign of its Exaltation. Moreover, Saturn which people believe is a planet of all destruction and Evil is in its sign of Exaltation too. This can not cause an End of the World as predicted and believed by many.

But yes one thing is for sure. The world as we see today will go spritually and relgiously to a great extent in this time around 2012. Planet of Justice, Saturn is in good position that will give immense decisive theories to man kind in this period. I dont see any end of world but old system may be replaced by the new. Old ideas may be replaced by the new. All these changes i think are not at all bad but will work in a constructive and improved manner for the Human Race.

Any sound astrologer can provide his/her views in my comments section. I am eager to hear from thinkers and astrologers what they have to say looking at these charts.

What the hell is going on Earth?

Mother Nature has been acting rude since few days on us. There is some or other thing going on in every corner of Earth. Starting with –

1.    Earthquake in Assam, India
2.    Sydney Dust Storm, Australia
3.    Philippines and Vietnam Floods
4.    Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia and Samoa
5.    Floods in Southern America
6.    Rains havoc in Southern India

And much more….

I don’t know how many of you may have noticed this but there is something really secretive going on. Are we into middle of something?? Or it is just that it has happened all at one time??

I read in many astrological forums that this is all happening due to three consecutive eclipses that occurred in July – August this year. And such calamities will continue for few more months or possibly even years. If this is true than I think predictions made by Mayan Culture of a Dooms day in 2012 might come to be true.

Trailer of Roland Emmerich directed movie 2012

If we see it scientifically, this could be a warning to us from Nature to minimize global warming. I was present in Sydney when a dust storm swept the city and turned it into red for few hours in the morning of 23rd Sept. It was incredible to see that. I haven’t seen such a thing before in my life. At first I felt like aliens from Mars has overtaken Earth :D It was so deep red and smothering. 

Whatever it may be, you got to ask yourself a question – What the hell is going on Earth?? This may very well be first warning from Mother Nature. We need to act fast to save our planet. Or we may see a time when such things happen and we are helpless to control it. We need to act now in order to leave something for our future generations. The photo below is the photo of a Red Dawn that Sydney noticed on that day taken by myself from my window -

Kiss for Sale

Sydney is witnessing an innovative idea of selling kisses for $1.

Lachlan Christie, a 24 – year eligible bachelor is set out to sell kisses for $1 outside Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. 

He has been doing this since 2 weeks now and aims to gather at least $10 a day for his new job.

Interestingly, he says it is not for finding new partner or a girl friend but to see how people react to this. He is doing it to breakdown the social boundaries and social norms that prevail in society.

He also revealed that there are instances where lot of people who wants to give him money but don’t want to give a kiss. He also confirmed that women were more hesitant to be kissed on lips and also hopes that women would become braver in time.

It is time to spread love… Sydney.

Happy Birthday America

It is 4th of July, Independance Day of United States of America.

Below is the 4th of July fireworks show at the Disney-MGM Studios in Walt Disney World, FL. Taped in 2005. This version of the show made its debut in 2004 and has been the same since.

Enjoy fellow Americans. Also its a great to see those sparklers even if you are not an American like me. 

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