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by enqyoob
15 Sep 2010 06:00
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 329808

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

Folks, the discussion of a SAARC common currency is outside the scope of this thread. Instead, a related matter that would be both relevant and interesting to explore is Oh! A discussion of a global common currency is fine on the Perspectives of Global Economy thread, but a SAARC common currency di...
by enqyoob
14 Sep 2010 06:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 254660

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 20

Socialist Republic of Kerala

Kindly do not insult Malloostan govt. It's at least IMRK.
by enqyoob
14 Sep 2010 06:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Neshant: Bernanke has made sure the Fed govt is not broke, it has done well for itself. Govt spending is way up, and govt employees are presiding over the distribution of literally trillions of dollars with huge leeway in who they give those dollars to. This is Power. So, by corporate promotion crit...
by enqyoob
13 Sep 2010 21:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

I price myself appropriately and produce for the company far more than I get. Now if they had someone more productive then me, they would get rid of me. That is their right since its their money. As for price signals, no matter what you pay a donkey, you still have a donkey. If Bernanke was in the ...
by enqyoob
13 Sep 2010 07:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Cool! So if I buy up to my credit card limit, and change the money to get a check so I can pay the credit card bill, I am getting 30-day loans free from the guvrmand.

Trouble is, many places don't take $1 coins.
by enqyoob
13 Sep 2010 06:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5557
Views: 489383

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I have heard that when they brought some Russian cargo planes in (w/ Russian pilots), the trees in the approach path (not "under" the approach) got seriously trimmed by the wings.
by enqyoob
13 Sep 2010 06:18
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 329808

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

To de-OT that observation, Hari, could u pls speculate on what would happen if the long-standing proposal for a common SAARC currency were to be implemented (minus TSP, that is). India, SL, BD, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives?? Wish Myanmar was possible to include but it is not, for now.
by enqyoob
13 Sep 2010 01:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

AoA! The Guvrmand has heard Neshant's demands!! Now EVERYONE can have a Public Penshun Plan and bilk the Hard Working Deserving Taxpayer!! :rotfl: (Funny thing here: Do a Google Search on "Government plans 401K" and u will c that the same threat has been in ominous warning since October 2...
by enqyoob
12 Sep 2010 19:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

I'm afraid that lean-mean model of the Lean Earth-friendly Yogi Desi is a bit outdated, Singhaji. The Modern Desi Couch Potato is not in any way less of a spender than the middle-class Khan. These days, it's when I go to desh that I see the Latest in flat-panel displays and satellite and cable TV, t...
by enqyoob
12 Sep 2010 15:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5557
Views: 489383

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Er... but deciding to allow a civilian airline flight to take off using most of the runway, is even worse a violation of basic safety than having those flown by pilots who have been 18 hours on the job, hain? Aircraft designers use the criterion that in any airport that is permitted for routine flig...
by enqyoob
12 Sep 2010 15:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

But I'd be worried that even their prices would drop as a result of US-led global economic downturn. If the dollar is much lower, then the economies of those who export to them would also take a dive. Precisely my concern. Much of the Chinese boom and Indian EyeTea boom are riding on the (now 10% u...
by enqyoob
12 Sep 2010 06:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 375
Views: 60476

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

What kind of trip is it? IOW, 100km round trip may be 1 hour on the Golden Quadrilateral, or 6 hours of backache on a Malloostani roads. In December, that is. May have enough time for an all-day trip, since I have no intention of wasting my time listening to papers. :mrgreen: Not after the review th...
by enqyoob
12 Sep 2010 06:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5557
Views: 489383

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Er.. Now u r REALLY scaring me. I have got stranded overnight at strange cities quite a few times because the flight got delayed - and the pilots crossed the 8-Hour Duty Rule and had to quit for the day per FAA regulations. The Pennsylvania (or was it W. Va) fatal crash of a commuter plane was blame...
by enqyoob
11 Sep 2010 19:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 375
Views: 60476

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

Any advice on what to see in a leisurely day escaping from a conference hotel in Bhubhaneshwar?
by enqyoob
11 Sep 2010 15:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5557
Views: 489383

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

This was a 3-hour flight, hain? Not a 9-hour or 14-hour one?
by enqyoob
11 Sep 2010 07:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 254660

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 20

Qureshi double faulted at crucial moments in the match


AoA! Exactly as I predicted. What do u expect - he's a Pakis, hain? The bugger was "fixed".
by enqyoob
11 Sep 2010 01:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5557
Views: 489383

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Two pilots were fired for flying straight past their destination airport (Kansas city?) for an hour because (according to them) they were surfing the 'net on their laptop computers. I think they were downloading *orn. The Age of the Internet has arrived.
by enqyoob
10 Sep 2010 22:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5557
Views: 489383

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

U r right. My mistake. What I was thinking is that the guy had already put on thrust reversers, which meant thrust was now negative. And obviously to do that, he was on the ground already, so what is left is a ground roll to stop. At that condition, switching back to full forward thrust cannot possi...
by enqyoob
10 Sep 2010 21:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Neshant, the problem is not that there is no one negotiating for the taxpayer - it is that there are too many people lobbying for the VOTER (read "Vote Bank"). So the real problem is this thing where everyone gets to vote. Eliminate that and life gets a whole lot simpler. In Dera CarterKha...
by enqyoob
10 Sep 2010 21:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

that is was probable that one or a number of speculators, possibly hedge funds, had attempted to corner the market. By doing this, they would have control of the entire supply in Europe, forcing the price yet higher. Someone should Google "Hunt Brothers & Silver". This is probably som...
by enqyoob
10 Sep 2010 17:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 165643

Re: Issues faced by Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

Does "wargame" mean "saturate the thread with so much stuff that the enemy falls asleep", I wonder. BTW, under the new format, I should have prefaced that with "enqyoob says":
by enqyoob
10 Sep 2010 17:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Basically, if you do something that is fundamentally unsustainable (like our glorious Bombay textile mill unions did with Datta Samant in the 1980s) , you end up killing the goose that lays the golden eggs and you end up with nothing (the Bombay mill owners did fine in the end thank you, all those ...
by enqyoob
10 Sep 2010 16:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

8) DOO is paid 1/3, so DOO is 3 times as productive It IS rocket science. I have read that Wernher von Braun and colleagues developed rocket science through "high productivity" as well, on the V-2 program. V-2 rocket was extremely lethal. It killed 200 ppl at its intended targets in Englan...
by enqyoob
10 Sep 2010 08:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 254660

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 20

What is "settled areas of KP"? Yes, tubelight is not going on, sorry.
by enqyoob
10 Sep 2010 08:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Goldman Sachs fits very well with the Pakistan cricket team - they bet against their customers. Makes one wonder about the standards of the SEC vs. those of the ICC which we know, ain't got none. But then I guess Pakistan hasn't been kicked out of the ICC either. Re: Defined Benefit pensions and oth...
by enqyoob
10 Sep 2010 01:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5557
Views: 489383

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Yes, but one assumes that the purpose of those is to see how hard one should brake, and whether one should adopt desperate measures like a turn-and-slide, not to take off again. The above simply does not make sense. The rule of thumb for runway length is that if you abort at takeoff speed, you must ...
by enqyoob
10 Sep 2010 01:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

It is very interesting to see the attitude of some of the postors here towards the promises made by employers to people whom they hired, and who devoted their entire careers to that organization - which is what defined-benefit retirement plans are. It becomes utterly hilarious when these same people...
by enqyoob
09 Sep 2010 21:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Roughly 80 cents of every government dollar :eek: in California goes to employee compensation and benefits. What else do you expect the guvrmand to do with THEIR dollars? Give them to the poor? :rotfl: :rotfl: Besides, its hard work, enforcing all those laws passed by the (Republican.. :mrgreen: ) ...
by enqyoob
09 Sep 2010 17:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

But it is in the Constitution right? Ah that damned Fed - pity those happy days of slave trade ended or those halcyon days of 1907 panic. Or close to home, the easy days when East India Co was given monopoly to trade in India so long as they earned profits for the throne Finally, some good thinking...
by enqyoob
09 Sep 2010 16:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 254660

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 20

Angelina Jolie commends Pakistan military for flood work


And yes, what is wrong with that, I ask you - hasn't the Pakistan military done superlative work to flood Baluchistan, hain?
by enqyoob
09 Sep 2010 06:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2845
Views: 253285

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

Kuffar Bilayati Bolis are unphair as usual: letting the Yindoo go Scot-phree while keeping brobar Peelievar in Bail: Danish Kaneria, the Pakistan legspinner, has been released without charge by police after being arrested in connection with alleged spot-fixing during an English domestic Pro40 match...
by enqyoob
09 Sep 2010 02:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 254660

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 20

If they win, Cheer Bopanna, if they lose blame the Pakroach


If they win it's because Bopanna won despite the Paki hitting double-faults on spot-fixing, if they lose its because the Paki did too many double-faults on spot-fixing.
by enqyoob
08 Sep 2010 16:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

The same for your banks - they provide a service. AFAIK, only ppl who borrow money from the Fed at 0% and from me at -10% (see "fees" for keeping my pennies, above) and then deposit it back with the Feds at 5% or give it to ppl who buy a Mercedes (i.e. themselves) at 8%, can afford to rid...
by enqyoob
08 Sep 2010 07:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Banks are evil. Mine has started charging me $2/mo for "check image statement facility" even when there is not a single check image in the statement, seriously eroding the balance.

********** Hawala - the Choice of the IT Generation**********

AoA!
by enqyoob
07 Sep 2010 22:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2845
Views: 253285

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

Diyar Editar: I yam conphyoojed. My 6th coujin thrice removed (ek py Truth & Account-e-billity Bolij, doosra by Income Tax Aphsars and teesra py Scotland Yard) eej a phamouj Bakistan Test Cricketer-cum-Pookie. He haj been given pig job affer py Goldman Sachs. Customer Scamming Division, I mean, ...
by enqyoob
07 Sep 2010 18:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 254660

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 20

But "managing" Pakistan is a pig-e-moron.
"Reconstructing" Pakistan using B2s and Kala Pani is more apt. :mrgreen:
by enqyoob
07 Sep 2010 08:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2845
Views: 253285

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

New BattleCry of the Bakistan Crikit Team:

AllahoAkbar! Remember Dhaka 1971!
by enqyoob
07 Sep 2010 08:00
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 329808

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

When did the Indian economy thread become a Prostitution thread?
by enqyoob
07 Sep 2010 07:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

The US interstate system has remained essentially the same since the 1950s - expanded, but technically it's the same, allowing cars and trucks to zoom along at 70-80 mph. Only the Fed govt can bring along a modern high-speed rail system and hopefully cut into some of the wasteful air traffic for int...
by enqyoob
07 Sep 2010 07:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 312622

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

The cash/gold economy. Cash is King, but the King needs an Army to protect him. Back to the Wild West.. Argentines risking all to carry huge wads of cash By ALMUDENA CALATRAVA and MICHAEL WARREN, Associated Press Writers Almudena Calatrava And Michael Warren, Associated Press Writers Mon Sep 6, 4:0...

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