Saturday, March 15, 2014
The People Party: Ajmal Mehdi promotes his party for the minority Story Tools Email to a friend Print version 27 comment(s) Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:49 PM EDT By STEVE COLLINS STAFF WRITER BRISTOL — It’s not easy to squeeze a new political party into an electoral system that’s been dominated by two major parties for most of American history. But Ajmal “Lucky” Mehdi, a Center Street convenience store owner, is trying to beat the odds. “America needs independent people, not just two sides,” Mehdi said while standing behind the counter of his small downtown market. Mehdi, who lost a longshot bid for a city registrar’s position in 2012, is still hoping to land a city office where he could promote the interest of the People Party he created more than a decade ago to battle the Patriot Act and fight for ordinary people. Mehdi said the People Party hasn’t been able to gain official recognition despite his efforts. But it appears that he’s probably wrong about that. State law provides that if a petitioning candidate runs for a municipal position and gets more than 1 percent of the vote under a party banner, then it becomes a recognized minor party in that town. In the 2012 race, Mehdi racked up 806 votes from among 21,854 cast in the registrars’ race won by Democrat Mary Rydingsward and Republican Sharon Krawiecki. That amounts to nearly 4 percent of the total vote, enough to lock in official status for Mehdi’s People Party. Mehdi still needs to file party rules with the secretary of state, but that’s a simple process, officials said. The advantage of recognition is that when the next election rolls around, a candidate nominated by that party doesn’t have to gather signatures through what can be a cumbersome petitioning process. Mehdi said people need to have access to minor parties so they can break the logjam created by two major parties that don’t pay enough attention to the “very poor people” who need help. “Other political party members are rich and powerful based on relationship and jobs,” he said. “They don’t have any idea how common American citizens are surviving day by day.” In Connecticut, there are four minor parties with statewide recognition: the Green, Independent, Libertarian and Working Families parties. At the municipal level, though, there are many more across the state, most of them focused on a particular town or city. Mehdi, who filed for bankruptcy recently, said that to advance the democratic system, the city should “arrange a job” for him so he can devote his attention to promoting the People Party and its platform. “I’m not looking for a million dollars. I’m looking for a basic job,” said Mehdi, who has lived in Bristol for two decades. A native of Pakistan, he holds an associate’s degree in patient care technology. Mehdi has worked in a variety of retail and computer-related positions over the years before opening his convenience store, which has signs both inside and outside touting the People Party and its promotion of “freedom, peace and justice.” For more information about his party, see its website at humanfealty.com or its Facebook page. Steve Collins can be reached at (860) 584-0501, ext. 7254, or at email@example.com. COMMENTS holla wrote on Mar 12, 2014 7:34 AM: " Mehdi, who filed for bankruptcy recently, said that to advance the democratic system, the city should “arrange a job” for him so he can devote his attention to promoting the People Party and its platform. Go back to Pakistan if you like socialism! " Report Abuse PistolPete wrote on Mar 12, 2014 7:41 AM: " Pakistan isn't socialist. It seems to me the man has learned pretty quickly to be an American, for good or ill. " Report Abuse holla wrote on Mar 12, 2014 8:17 AM: " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism_in_Pakistan " Report Abuse PistolPete wrote on Mar 12, 2014 8:21 AM: " holla ------- This guy runs a market in downtown Bristol. He's a CAPITALIST. That he wants a government job makes him no different than 99 percent of his fellow Americans!!! " Report Abuse Bubba Joe Bubba wrote on Mar 12, 2014 8:21 AM: " This effort will go nowhere.......... " Report Abuse banana wrote on Mar 12, 2014 8:27 AM: " And yet you all vote for the same dems or reps and then complain nonstop about how they are ruining Bristol. How about helping this guy make a change. Its not about him ,its about getting independent party support to actually improve Bristol. " Report Abuse cravin wrote on Mar 12, 2014 8:33 AM: " Does he celebrate Festivus too! Give me a break, you want the city government to "create" a position for you to help you finance and push your agenda. No way this should happen. Despite what others have said this is not the American Way. We are not supposed to look to the government for hand outs like this. This is one of the many reasons this country is going down the drain, the mentality of give me give me give me instead of "no, it's okay, I've got this. " Report Abuse J707 wrote on Mar 12, 2014 8:48 AM: " I'm pretty sure there is a lot of people from Pakistan and Middle Eastern countries that wish there was no Patriot Act. " Report Abuse Dauntless wrote on Mar 12, 2014 9:27 AM: " This guy's letters are a mix of decent ideas and complete psycho-babble. " Report Abuse JohnZ wrote on Mar 12, 2014 10:04 AM: " BOOSHWA!!!!! " Report Abuse BigRob wrote on Mar 12, 2014 10:21 AM: " J707: What does that have to do with this article? " Report Abuse cool hand luke wrote on Mar 12, 2014 10:38 AM: " This fine "American" sued the US government because he claimed it took too long to become a citizen. Ungrateful huh. Read about here. http://www.justice.gov/usao/ct/Documents/Appeals/2011/10-3080MedhivUS.pdf " Report Abuse chillin60 wrote on Mar 12, 2014 11:51 AM: " i hope you win.. all the people in bristol love to lick obams nut sack so you will win in a landslide " Report Abuse IndyMo wrote on Mar 12, 2014 12:24 PM: " So he wants a city job to help with his agenda. Why not? The Dems and Reps have more than one of those. If you can meet the threshold to be a recognized party, then why not have a registrar on the payroll for your party? Sounds like he wants what the other 2 major parties have many times over. " Report Abuse Kaptain Kaos wrote on Mar 12, 2014 12:29 PM: " Anyone who's thinking of supporting this guy should do a quick net search of him. I did after what Cool Hand Luke posted, that lawsuit in itself is pretty crazy. It's shocking what this guy is ranting about in petitions and blogs online. Is the B-Press afraid to publish his background out of fear that he'll sue them like he did to the paper in New Haven? " Report Abuse wild thing wrote on Mar 12, 2014 1:04 PM: " He should register as a democrat and the GOP WILL PUT HIM ON THE BALLOT " Report Abuse J707 wrote on Mar 12, 2014 2:36 PM: " @bigrob Not sure if you're aware but there are a lot of people in and from the Middle East that want to harm and kill Americans. The Patriot Act helps protect us...which this man is against. The man this article is about. Even if you didn't read the article (which you should have prior to posting) just look at the picture for the article and you should be able to connect those dots. " Report Abuse the stone wrote on Mar 12, 2014 3:23 PM: " JUST WHAT WE NEED ANOTHER TOWEL HEAD RUNNING OUR GOVERMENT " Report Abuse Rock It Man wrote on Mar 12, 2014 3:32 PM: " DAUNTLESS: I agree with you. Bazinga! " Report Abuse Bristol1988 wrote on Mar 12, 2014 3:51 PM: " @j707, you my friend, are the prime example of ignorance in today's society. Where exactly did you get your facts that "people from the Middle East want to kill Americans"? Here's a brilliant idea, go pick up a book and actually learn about the middle eastern people rather than being, for the lack of a better word, stupid and believing all the bad stuff you read online. How would you like to be spied on and suspected of being a terrorist even though you are an American citizen? As for this guy and his party, he has a point. America is all about democrats and republicans. Not one other party has been given the opportunity to even run in an election. America is all about freedom yet when someone actually wants to make a change, he is unable to. Where's the freedom in this? People should really stop with the hatred of middle eastern individuals and give them a chance. Last time I checked, us Americans aren't exactly "perfect" either. " Report Abuse c just saying wrote on Mar 12, 2014 5:47 PM: " promotes a party for the minority - or promotes himself for a job paid for by the city? sorry not buying his patriotism. sounds like he should rename it the "whats in it for me" party. " Report Abuse ctrunner wrote on Mar 12, 2014 6:23 PM: " J707 & the stone - RACIST, RACIST, RACIST comments. I'll have them both removed soon for just that. Bristol1988 - Well said, but nice try. You just can't fix stupid ! c just saying - And that's different than our current public officials, how ? " Report Abuse JohnZ wrote on Mar 12, 2014 6:43 PM: " ctrunner Once again you are right. " Report Abuse Attilashrugs wrote on Mar 13, 2014 12:05 PM: " He lost me at his conniving for a municipal job! It is not that he comes a "socialist Pakistan" for indeed Pakistan is not socialist. However he comes from a politically corrupt Pakistan where politics and patronism go hand in hand. Unfortunately America now more closely resembles his concept of Spoils-based politics. Why does he not just join the DemoNcrats? Or if he were truly motivated by Love of Liberty, the Libertarian party? " Report Abuse Athena wrote on Mar 15, 2014 1:28 PM: " The idea of having a minor party in this city is a great idea. The republican and Democratic Party are the only two people are aware of in this town. If Mr. Mehdi did get the required votes, then he should have gotten the voter registrar job. If 800 or so people find vote for him then that means a part of bristol is in fact in favor of his ideas. America is so far behind compared to countries such as China, India and other various middle eastern countries where the majority of the PHDs living here come from. His idea of opening a branch of a major university in downtown bristol is also understandable. There will be new jobs introduced and downtown will thrive with the new population. " Report Abuse Humanity wrote on Mar 15, 2014 1:33 PM: " The People Party Platform 1. We believe all people are entitled to freedom, peace and justice. We will do all that we can to see these rights are promoted and protected in the current century. 2. We believe any kind of negative discrimination such as racism, sexism and religious persecution are crimes against humanity. We cannot endorse sole progression of man from animal as it rejects spiritual evolution. We will respect all human kind. 3. We believe in freedom of the press and object to media censorship. We believe we have the responsibility to stay informed and the right to have resources for this available without restrictions. 4. We reject war, terrorism and arms build ups as they are plagues on mankind and the environment. 5. We support and encourage efforts to preserve and protect the environment. Air and water pollution, unbridled harvesting of fossil fuels and loss of habitat need to be stopped. We are commit to do our part by recycling and curbing wasteful habits. We recognize our responsibility to future generations in this regard. 6. We believe we must provide education worldwide in health and family planning. We must foster respect for life and accept responsibility for the offspring we create. Programs facilitating border less adoptions need to be encouraged. 7. We believe everyone is entitled to a good quality of life including clean water and air, energy availability for home and commerce and a healthy diet. Every nation and its leaders must be accountable that these needs are met. 8. We will respect all life including animal rights and insist on their protection and humane treatment in food preparation entertainment and sports. 9. We are honest in all our dealings and we respect the dignity of others. We will instill these beliefs in our children in order to promote happiness and peace. "
Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Bristol Press: Bristol, Conn., and surrounding areas (BristolPress.com)
We believe in freedom of the press and object to media censorship. We believe we have the responsibility to stay informed and the right to have resources for this available without restrictions.
We believe in freedom of the press and object to media censorship. We believe we have the responsibility to stay informed and the right to have resources for this available without restrictions.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
A charter is a document that grants certain authority or rights to the recipient in our Union the Republicans and Democratic's appointee attorneys have been changing these laws since 1776 for the benefits for the people . The recipient is then formally recognized as having the ability to exercise rights in Towns or Cities. The environmental and health reasons Charters revision to keep balance of certain rights is important . Jefferson Democracy relies on charter documents which are philosophically based on our forefathers bill of rights for Justice, which is the ideal, morally correct state of things and persons. It is the social, political movements of humanity for change. The People Party We believe in freedom of the press and object to media censorship. We believe we have the responsibility to stay informed and the right to have resources for this available without restrictions.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
THE PATRIOT ACT The legislative and executive power in any democracy of the world has right to direct how force of democracy should be employed for preserving the community and members of the branches. The matter of The Patriot Act is that it exempts themselves from obedience to the laws they make in both its making and executing to their own private advantage. Thus to me this is the end of Democracy. Therefore a question arises that in a well ordered democracy where the good of the whole society is so considered as it ought,The legislative power is put into the hands of diverse minorities who suffer from the law . In any democratic society laws are ought to be designed for the good of all citizens. Such as raising the taxes of property or eminent domain laws with the consent of the Citizens. The fundamental law of nature that represents Freedom or free will is based on Democratic values. God or nature never allows a man to abandon himself . Human beings are not allowed to take their own life neither this power given to State legislative or executive powers. Then why is The Patriot Act in a democratic society . Thus , innocent people have no other remedy in this law as in many other laws of this new American democracy. The fundamental law of nature has thought man that where they have no Judge on earth or justice in democratic society then appeal to heaven for the rulers in such matter for injustice. By reading and understanding the new rules of American Republicans and Democrats legislative and executive power this is absolute monarchies here as well as other governments who copycat our laws. Sometime I wondered, God having made Man with such an intelligent mind that in his own judgment it was not good for him to suffer and live in society, with different languages, cultures , family , justice and freedom of free well. Thus The Patriot Act.
Friday, August 16, 2013
The Pine Lake (Malone Pond) Before the 911 tragedy occurred, I was laid off from AT&T. And as many are aware of, the incident was blamed on Pakistanis, and I was born in Pakistan. My family and i bought our first condo at Pine Lake Association of Forestville Connecticut from Mike Honeymann of Southington CT, but the association was run by Mr. Patrick Keniry who was president. I worked hard to save more money to buy two more units. i hoped to continue running the business like previous owners had and thought that we would eventually buy a private home and the three units will be given to my three sisters whom I was trying to sponsor . One day while I was going to the mosque for prayer i got a call came from Hudson United Bank of Bristol that stated that i was to come down and sign the Patriot Act. That night I came home heard the message about the Patriot Act. That night our American dream turned into a nightmare. Within two weeks into signing the Patriot Act someone graffiti 187 K Town Dr on my building. Mr. Keniry called me at work and told me about it. The Hartford Walgreen that I worked at had a security officer who translated the language of the written message and said it meant homicide. The 2nd nightmare started when I could not sleep at night. i stayed up doing security of Pine Lake Manor and worrying about the safety of all residents. Since I was a permanent resident of Connecticut I never thought about becoming an US Citizen. But then a friend of mine at work said "you better apply for Citizenship because you are from Pakistan and Pakistanis are considered terrorists". Next day I applied for American Citizenship, normally it takes 6 months to a year to become a Citizen if you have been a permanent resident of the United States for more than 5 years and have green Card. Three years went by and my Citizenship was held due to FBI background check. Nothing ever came up on the check. I was developing depression since I had signed the Patriot Act because I felt that i was giving up my rights to the FBI and the Local Police and allowing them to spy whenever and wherever they wanted. Since my wife was from India and happened to convert to Islam and then convert back to Hinduism, my suffering increased. I felt that it could all be a Government operation with community partnership. Nine years after taking care of Pine Lake Manor Condominium association, spending my money to keep insurance, paving, roofing, and landscaping. I ended up charging my credit Card for thousands of dollars to pay for all the repairs that the buildings needed. While worrying about FBI and Police I fell in the Pharmacy from 16 feet high while moving Christmas boxes and ended up in Hartford Hospital. I could not move from bed due to back and neck injuries, there was no one to feed my family or working to make money. The Pharmacy put me on workman comp but there was not enough money to feed old parents in Pakistan and Family or pay the mortgages to keep the units that I had bought for my sisters. 509 pine street was sold to Donna and Bruce Klimokowski to feed the family and pay the bills because I never wanted to be put on food stamps. Doctors were giving me pain killers and depression pills which ended up in me having stomach problems. Digestive doctor did a colonoscopy to check but I felt and still think that they put a bug in my stomach to spy on me due to the Patriot Act. I don't talk very much because I feel that they track my activities even though I have changed my religion. Mr. John R Williams, a human rights attorney, sued the government for the Patriot Act. One day I went to the emergency room of New Britain Hospital due to pain and they locked me up for two weeks for investigation on who I am, when I came to America and how many friends I have. Since then I do not trust any doctors and the hospital system in America. The Walk in clinic of Plainville is the place I go when I get in too much pain or get sick. Now Franklin G Pilicy PC of Watertown is sending me legal notices to pay $7500 for 507 Pine Street and 7500.00 for 511 Pine Street. The Association has no insurance, the management never changes and i pay the Credit card bills for all the work i did for the association. i feel this was an operation of slavery. Hundreds of years ago they used iron chains to control the minorities and now they use these tricks to break families, taking our kids and proprieties to control power and greed. Definition of slavery Slavery is a system under which people are treated as property to be bought and sold, and are forced to work, monitored, Slaves can be held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and deprived of the right of basic freedom, education, medical treatment,or given sikness, jobs denied or to demand compensation, held family member hostage, treated differently ,denied justice based on the doctrine of sovereign Immunity, deprived of family life, sponsoring family members, Historically, slavery was institutionally recognized by many and well known societies in America and other nations in more recent times slavery has been outlawed but continues through the practices of debt bondage, indentured servitude, serfdom, domestic servants , the patriot act, kept in captivity, certain adoptions in which children are forced to work as slaves, child soldiers, and forced marriage. Slavery is illegal in every country forbidden in Human Faith and Islam from time of Prophet Ibrahim PBUH but there are still an estimated 27 million slaves worldwide; including Ajmal Mehdi of Bristol CT
Monday, June 3, 2013
We believe in freedom of the press and object to media censorship. We believe we have the responsibility to stay informed and the right to have resources for this available without restrictions. Some time I wonder how to pray for the efficient cause, the light of my Lord in anatomical condition to fully appreciate thirty trillions cells, 206 bones, 700 muscles,5 liter of red water,24 miles long vessels, 3 pound mass of fatty tissues, a unique pump and a divine soul in my body for his kindness.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Isa Ibn Mariam was a Saint of the Earth with the miracle of the healing power from God. One day he was walking down a muddy road and a man started following him to know the secret. A poor kid wearing a white hat came to Isa and asked him to go help his father who is ill. They walked behind the kid and got to his home to cure his father. Isa touched his cane to the sick man and prayed for health and soon left the house. At noon Isa sat down under a tree to eat and rest. Few other followers of the day were hungry also. Everyone took their pieces of bread out and put them down on a small cloth to eat together. The Wiseman who started following him to know the secret had three pieces of bread but took only one out to save other two because of greed. Couple hours went by and a man came from different village to get help for his wife who had a fever. Isa went there and put his hand on her forehead prayed and left from house. The followers were waiting outside due to strict rule of privacy of family. At night they rested in one of his follower home. During the night while everyone was sleeping the Wiseman took Isa’s cane because Moses carried the cane and thought that the healing power is in the piece of wood. He walked all night long to get to a village where a wealthy man was sick to cure him and get big reward from his sons. Time went by quick the Wiseman told the guards at the gate that their master is sick he is here to cure him from sickness. They took him in to the palace. The pharaoh sons were amazed and happy that there father will be healthy again. The Master was very sick laying down on the bed taking his last breaths as soon as Wiseman touched him with the cane passed away. The angry Sons hung him and threw his body outside. All villagers got together trying to identify his body. Isa Ibn Mariam was walking by and heard the news and went there with a couple of followers and put his right hand on the Dead man’s forehead and prayed to God of Abraham for his life. The Wiseman got up confessed and apologized. Isa Ibn Mariam asked him how many pieces of bread he had yesterday at lunch time. Wiseman started crying and told him three and asked for forgiveness. Blessing on humanity. The Ten Commandments were given to Moses by God as principles relating to ethics and proper moral values God believed all humans should follow. These commandments included prohibitions against murder, adultery, slavery, blasphemy, idolatry, jealousy, hatred, theft and greed. But now, centuries after these commandments were given humans have forgotten them or chose not to believe in them. IN GOD WE TRUST WE HAVE FAITH IN HUMANITY Written by Ajmal Mehdi www.humanfealty.com