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by SwamyG
13 Sep 2020 02:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759413

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Steve Jobs being influenced didn't result in any product being Hindu focused or work environment being Hindu focused at Apple. All corporations bend over backwards to have prayer rooms for muslims but no onsite mandirs for aartis. Apple has just started being focused on India and Steve is long gone...
by SwamyG
12 Sep 2020 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759413

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

UPA time PMO and MEA hardly did anything to count or matter. Situation has changed where institutions installed by foreigners to break India need to uprooted by real Indian govt and not MoU controlled one. The carefully nurtured population of break India forces has also approached a critical point....
by SwamyG
09 Sep 2020 06:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1
Replies: 597
Views: 48376

Re: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1

Admin, moderators please delete this or let me know to delete this if it is appropriate. Folks, I have been attending HUA (Hindu University of America) an online University. One reason I have been very busy and absent in some of the BRF gufas on Social Media. https://www.hua.edu/ It is a fledgling s...
by SwamyG
14 Aug 2020 04:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759413

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Brietbart climbs on to the Racism-Casteism bandwagon now. It is a far-right group. When it comes Indo-US, Right or Left does not matter. https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/08/10/vice-indias-caste-discrimination-now-in-every-u-s-company/ Hundred of Indians are reporting caste-based discrimination...
by SwamyG
05 Apr 2020 09:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 85140

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

The following will improve: 1. Health infrastructure. 2. Indian Unity 3. Modi's political capital. 4. Doval gets certain things accomplished in the realm of deradicalizing Indian Muslims. 5. Yogi's stature 6. Yoga and Ayurveda 7. Creativity and entrepreneurship in India. All the above will move Indi...
by SwamyG
22 Mar 2020 04:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

This is the time when we start projecting our fears and see our biases and pet peeves in tje data.
by SwamyG
20 Mar 2020 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Vikas wrote:Where has UB disappeared ?
He always had the latest info but I don't see him posting anymore.
Hope he is all well and tending to his yaks.

He is fine.... saw him somewhere on SM. He is trying to fly below radar and not get into trouble with his SHQ.
by SwamyG
20 Mar 2020 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

My midwest state reported lower new cases today....there were rumors of reducing the tests. Eshwara !!!! Better that people look at JHU stats at CNN. Current status is 13K infected, not 11.7K as reported at this tracking site. My state reporting low because not all are tested. Department of Health ...
by SwamyG
19 Mar 2020 03:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Azithromycin as far as far as I know is an anti-bacterial but will it work against a virus?. Here is some personal experience. Few weeks back my son who lives in bay area and does come in contact with Chinese at work came down with sore throat and cough but he had no fever. At that time no panic, n...
by SwamyG
19 Mar 2020 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Guys, this is a resource thread. Everyone is nervous about this pandemic, and everyone knows the dangers. We are all in it together, and no individual on this planet is immune to this virus. So do not go about saying "we are screwed" every now and then....it does not do anything to life th...
by SwamyG
18 Mar 2020 08:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Wasn't the West coast including Bay area one of the early sites of infection in the US? could mean that the rest may see spikes much later than that. No wonder there is talk of 8 week window. Washington State was the first I think. It *may* have peaked with fewer new cases found today than yesterda...
by SwamyG
18 Mar 2020 02:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

chetak wrote:this lady has a point

Brilliance one field does not translate to others. She is a researcher, but does not understand the human mind. Science without wisdom....
by SwamyG
18 Mar 2020 02:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Based on the current models, when is the peak in USA? Is India behind in getting to the peak as well? Though it would have been hit earlier than Europe, right? There's no 'US peak' . It is driven by localized transmission rates. WA happened early on, and the bay area is on curfew to flatten a peak ...
by SwamyG
17 Mar 2020 23:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Based on the current models, when is the peak in USA?

Is India behind in getting to the peak as well? Though it would have been hit earlier than Europe, right?
by SwamyG
17 Mar 2020 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Dileep wrote:For a brief relief onlee

There is a Rajini joke on it already. I think for a change Chuck Norris joke was copied and customized for Western audience (ducks for cover, as I do not know the truth)
by SwamyG
17 Mar 2020 09:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A second approach may be to rush the vaccine. I dont know why a vaccine is going to take 18-24 months. Once the safety of the vaccine is proven by animal/human trials, you can order a bunch of 20 year old soldiers to be first vaccinated and then infected with the viral strain. This should prove the...
by SwamyG
17 Mar 2020 02:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

On France: https://twitter.com/joyehoward/status/1239634578064670722 Impressive speech: war-time measures including total lock down, state appropriation of hotels & taxis for healthcare workers; setting up military field hospitals; no company will go bankrupt; all tax, electricity & gas bill...
by SwamyG
16 Mar 2020 08:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The schools have extended spring break for another week. The latest we hear is that the children will be taught through online classes. Most offices have asked folks to work from home indefinitely. The question is whether the Internet can take all this load? School and university education delivery...
by SwamyG
16 Mar 2020 08:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

However, looks like generally the governments and administration (even down to the cop level) thnings are working admirably. Jai ho. Swamygal, long time no see. saar, Agra isolation ward pics don't give one that much of confidence in govt. and admin. Yeah saaar, some BRFites hooked me on to Twitter...
by SwamyG
16 Mar 2020 02:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If social distancing delays the infection rate, then it means fewer people are infected; and that it means the health services will not be overwhelmed.
by SwamyG
15 Mar 2020 22:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Reading the previous two posts on the Italian context - So the idiots there basically ignored official instructions and went about socializing in restaurants and large family groups. Then they escaped quarantine and romped around the rest of the country. Looks like the youngsters acted recklessly a...
by SwamyG
15 Mar 2020 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The news from France is not reassuring... It seems that out of all the cases that are in ICUs for covid19, "most" are below 60 years of age! 1. What is the source? If there is a source, and it is reputable... move on to 2. 2. What exactly is this source saying? Is it simply making the bar...
by SwamyG
15 Mar 2020 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Perhaps some of this social distancing and isolation will cause people in this consumerism crazed, Protestant work ethic driven world to take breath and enjoy a more simple, meaningful life, devoid of unnecessary trappings and stress. Who knows, maybe we'll never go back to that dark frenzied world...
by SwamyG
15 Mar 2020 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

.... Similar climate, or similar weather? If climate - that implies that the hot-spots will not shift. If weather - that implies that the hot-spots will shift with seasonal changes. I assume they mean weather (experts should be able to keep their terminology straight). If weather, then we should be...
by SwamyG
15 Mar 2020 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

This "transmission that isn't linked to anything known...." is that really so hard to understand? The USA especially (don't know about Germany) is extremely lax about certain aspects of hygiene. * Especially that which involves footwear, saliva and body fluids * Pets and *their* saliva an...
by SwamyG
15 Mar 2020 03:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If it is viral in nature, how can there be a cure? Is the treatment only to keep the symptoms under control, giving the human the time ? I thought common cold, flu etc cannot be really cured? Either one gets vaccinated for the flu like diseases, or if it comes we just treat the patient to make life...
by SwamyG
15 Mar 2020 00:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

This Wuhan virus thingie in America is like the Global Warming thing, it has become totally political in nature. The Democrats are taking every chance to slight Trump, and use it as a chance to get Trump from getting re-elected. Democrats will do anything to help the economy tank. Seriously, they wi...
by SwamyG
15 Mar 2020 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Potential Cure? https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/story/coronavirus-central-govt-approaches-rajasthan-about-line-of-treatment-followed-to-cure-patients-1655362-2020-03-14 If it is viral in nature, how can there be a cure? Is the treatment only to keep the symptoms under control, giving the human...
by SwamyG
15 Mar 2020 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Why does Russia have low numbers? They started to isolate possible carriers (Chinese) at very early stage. Drivers of public transport were instructed to spot any Chinese looking passenger. Seriously , it has to do high carb diet of Russians and Nordic population. Lots of potatoes and dairy product...
by SwamyG
15 Mar 2020 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A piece of sh*t google employee was tested positive in bangalore. He hand his wife were quarantined in their house in bangalore. The lady escaped from their house and travelled by air and then train to agra and stayed with her family with 8 other members. House quarantine is really dependent on peo...
by SwamyG
14 Mar 2020 09:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

"India has around a 30-day window to halt the beginning of c ..

Read more at:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... aign=cppst"India has around a 30-day window to halt the beginning of c ..
by SwamyG
14 Mar 2020 09:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It is depressing to read Amber G's posts :-(, but what to do....truth is truth. Math is math. I pray and hope, things start to plateau sooner than later.
by SwamyG
14 Mar 2020 08:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Why does Russia have low numbers?
by SwamyG
13 Mar 2020 10:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I went to Costco this evening, and had the shock of my life. Empty shelves, and produce & food were disappearing. Of course no paper napkins, toilet rolls, sanitizes etc. Breads were gone, all kinds of cookies, pastries all gone. No Bananas, very little tomatoes, meat bins were near empty. I ret...
by SwamyG
13 Mar 2020 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Wishful thinking. There is no scientific evidence or reasoning for this (yet). I hope fervently its true, but hope is not reason for credence right ? SGP and HK had, and executed very well, on pandemic handling protocols. It's as simple as that. Easier of course for them than for a large country......
by SwamyG
12 Mar 2020 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The next two weeks of March 2020 are going to be the two most important weeks in contemporary history.
by SwamyG
12 Mar 2020 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706545

Re: Understanding the US - Again

But who after DT ? IT ??? Why do they call Clintons as dynasty when all they have to show for is one President and another SoS. Same for Kennedys. Hardly anyone in next generation to take the mantle forward. Even Lallu ji and Mulayam ji did better than them. Kennedys because their family was in pol...
by SwamyG
12 Mar 2020 07:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706545

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The COVID could very well be a more impactful black-swan event in US politics than Trump himself was in 2016. Everything from the economy to employment to healthcare-related issues to the willingness of supporters to attend large rallies (a key aspect of Trump's campaigning style) will be affected....
by SwamyG
12 Mar 2020 07:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

FWIW, we are in the Seattle area and *may* have caught this late Jan. No way to confirm for sure. All adults in the household got sick (mild fever, body ache) for 3 days while children were completely unaffected (which is atypical). Also, one of my daughters is a young adult, and while she was affe...
by SwamyG
12 Mar 2020 06:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833036

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

pooch to the Gurus - Why is CovID considered a temperate weather virus while MERS which is also a coronavirus was rampant in middle east countries like Saudi? What do we know about COVID that tells us it wont be as heat tolerant as MERS? The temperature thing is more of a hypothesis, IIRC. https://...

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