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by skumar
17 Mar 2019 22:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 11445

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

One of the true patriots / chowkidars of modern India.

His impact and his absence will be felt for a long time.

ऊँ शंति
by skumar
02 Jul 2012 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A Mirror on Pakistan: In their own words by Pakistanis
Replies: 80
Views: 8881

Re: A Mirror on Pakistan: In their own words by Pakistanis

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_M0S8KVHHY[/youtube]
by skumar
20 Feb 2012 18:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3149
Views: 295086

Re: Iran News and Discussions

India Lets U.S. Down on Iran ---- R Nicholas Burns Dear Mr. Burns, US has let India down innumerable times in the past on many issues including terrorism emanating from its Major Non Nato Ally, Pakistan. More over India does not owe anything to US on this issue. Being a 'close strategic partner' do...
by skumar
10 Nov 2011 09:29
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

If Italy is really in such deep trouble, who knows perhaps a certain family there with filial connections to the real powercenter in India's biggest parliamentary party might wanna move their India-derived monies out of there in a hurry, eh? No wonder GoI reports total ignorance about the destinati...
by skumar
30 Oct 2011 11:09
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Maybe you didn't notice that the article is about RIEF and not about Medallion. I did not say that, did I? In fact, my next statement, which you have not included, suggests that there is no public information about Medallion. My point on the RenTech funds was that RIEF (the "public" fund)...
by skumar
28 Oct 2011 16:01
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Never fail to be amused by the mindset displayed by Neshant, you and other assorted commies !! If a firm is successful in financial services, it has to be crooked ! That's impressive logic. Comment was with reference to the link posted earlier by VikramS. Perhaps you fail to recognize logic or perh...
by skumar
28 Oct 2011 09:36
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

But seriously, how many HNI PMS / hedge funds have generated 35% returns consistently over 3 years or more? Check out Renaissance Technology's Medallion Fund & its average returns for over 2 decades since 1989. So, the answer is one? That too a crooked fund which might be stealing money from it...
by skumar
27 Oct 2011 08:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Savers choose to outsource management of their savings primarily because they have (a) either no time to spend on such management or (b) even if they had the time they might not have the ability to generate beyond 15% pa on a consistent basis; and most often the reason is a combination of both (a) ...
by skumar
21 Oct 2011 17:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Arjun: It is only on WS that people can claim that I delivered so give me the bonus. If they are so good, they should trade their own capital . Currently WS raises capital from the public markets, siphons the profits, and then runs to the tax-payer when they screw up. And another real world example...
by skumar
21 Oct 2011 17:34
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

RoyG wrote:[url]mFdnA5UNmVw[/url]
:lol:

I guess some people on this thread should have been on the side of the Nobel prize winning economists answering questions about the US economy. :rotfl:
by skumar
14 Oct 2011 08:30
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Singha wrote:will rajat gupta get any time?

there is even a co specialized in helping people have a easier time in jail
http://www.executiveprisonconsultants.com/id5.html

:rotfl:
by skumar
13 Oct 2011 11:26
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-seven-biggest-economic-lies-the-presidents-jobs-bill-2011-10 One simple measure for the US is to raise taxes for the rich. From above, "From the end of World War II until 1981, the richest Americans faced a top marginal tax rate of 70 percent or above. Under ...
by skumar
11 Oct 2011 08:25
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

<snip>as per that stats only 300k Indians have disposable wealth > 100k.. nonsense.. even in 2nd tier cities like surat or vadodara or pune there must be 10s of thousand people with bank balance more than 45 lakh INR<snip> Linked report says 3 million, i.e. 3000k, not 300k. What is nonsensical is c...
by skumar
10 Oct 2011 15:23
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Talking Points for the "Occupy Wall Street" Protesters - John P. Hussman
http://www.hussman.net/wmc/wmc111010.htm
by skumar
10 Oct 2011 08:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

If so much was debt fueled when the crash came and debt was cut of the GDP should have cratered, similar to Great Depression. It did not. Even today over 90% of mortgages are being paid and people are staying solvent if a bit distressed. Yes there will be a lot of catch up by China/India, etc, but ...
by skumar
09 Oct 2011 10:22
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

This is not my fight but It is useful to remember that that the US economy in absolute numbers is actually higher now than 2007! Inflation has remained low and can be neglected. Companies are making cash hand over fist. The real problem is jobs as companies are squeezing more and more work out of t...
by skumar
07 Oct 2011 14:44
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Neshant wrote:the cynical side of me says these shills are angling for a too-big-to-fail bailout.

They are lining up. How many times will we hear this bs - recapitalize banks, political will, tightly interlinked world financial systems, apocalypse now.
by skumar
07 Oct 2011 14:05
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

<snip>All that says is how worthless paper money is relative to gold at the moment. For that matter there are trillionaires running around in Zimbabwe after the country hyper inflated its currency. Clue in, you can't be that ignorant. Anything can be measured against GDP. If you measure toilet pape...
by skumar
07 Oct 2011 13:49
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

I predict a return to honest money (gold & silver) within 5 years and the end of worthless paper money. I also predict... <snip> Just to show why I don't regard your views worthy of consideration: The value of the world's gold inventories is currently $2.7 trillion, silver inventories is $23.68...
by skumar
07 Oct 2011 13:17
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Maybe. Hopefully not. When one has a serious disease, an attempt at treatment/surgery (even if the cure probability is less than 100%) is better than throwing up one's hands and saying "its uncurable". I'm very confident that a financial system will survive. Though what shape it will take...
by skumar
07 Oct 2011 09:34
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

<snip> However, the solution is to fix these specific faults by specific actions.<snip> The discussion can be about what those solutions could be. As Theo said, one is the split of retail and investment banking. Others could include, weaning consumers off the debt-fuelled culture, additional regula...
by skumar
07 Oct 2011 08:22
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

<snip> if banks are "useless middlemen and parasites" as you say, can you explain why they have been around for the past several centuries? What would you use to replace this system? Perhaps barter, or a selfless moneyless society (shades of Marx)? You're even confusing the issue of curre...
by skumar
02 Oct 2011 11:06
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

main reason the European countries wanted to install their stooge Laggarde as chief at the IMF is to have some of that Greek default be borne by other countries. An offloading of losses onto suckers down the line. its criminal that the IMF chief 'loans' money to Greece with zero collateral knowing ...
by skumar
29 Sep 2011 11:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 519120

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

From the extremely interesting read, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-27/why-china-s-heading-for-a-hard-landing-part-1-a-gary-shilling.html , "Speculators are starting to take stock of the evidence of a hard landing in China, and industrial commodity prices, including copper, are swooning....
by skumar
29 Sep 2011 10:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 519120

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

The slave labour efforts of millions of Chinese over the past decades is now represented by the trillion dollar reserves. The dollar is now the biggest ponzi scheme going. The Chinese have realized that the dollar is not going to last and the US has no option but to default. And the Chinese have rea...
by skumar
29 Sep 2011 10:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 519120

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

<snip> Let's look at luxury items -- Gucci handbags, BMWs, Audis, Apple Iphones and other trappings of the comfortable class. <snip> Since we were talking about cars earlier ... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8783588/BMW-town-crashes-in-pyramid-fraud.html Don't mean to be flip...
by skumar
29 Sep 2011 08:43
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Interesting views - Doug Casey from Casey Research
http://vimeo.com/29058918

Over the long term,
- US has to default, its creditors should be punished
- Abolish welfare
- Buy gold
- Short (US) bonds
by skumar
26 Sep 2011 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2848
Views: 96943

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

Dr. Shiv, Apologies for not responding in detail but I disagree with your point that US may fall back asleep after 'smelling the $hitty TSPA coffee'. This is not the US in the 1970s during the end of Vietnam. <snip> What is also different this time is that there is a distinct anti-war sentiment bre...
by skumar
26 Sep 2011 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 306561

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Friend, father & philosopher of black money is Chidambaram http://www.sunday-guardian.com/analysis/friend-father-a-philosopher-of-black-money-is-chidambaram The article mentions it in passing but surely Chidambaram's magnum opus is the Participatory Notes, which has enabled many a honest servan...
by skumar
26 Sep 2011 17:18
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

I think we may hear that the RBI was trying to buy some gold in the market. That may explain Pranab's trip to the US.
by skumar
26 Sep 2011 15:57
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

"Central banks are suppressing gold prices to make their own currencies seem stronger and to build confidence in the reserve currency, the US dollar."
http://gata.org/goldrush21
by skumar
26 Sep 2011 15:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 280179

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Where is Mexico's gold, and is it really gold at all? http://gata.org/node/10487

Is our gold reserves also situated on foreign shores like Mexico's?
by skumar
26 Sep 2011 14:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 306561

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery." —Thomas Jeffer...
by skumar
26 Sep 2011 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 306561

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

MMS is doing the right thing in getting to bottom of things with Pranab. After everything that has happened, to even attribute a modicum of honesty to MMS is a farce. He is morally dishonest and has sold out his office willingly as part of the deal before assuming office. This was the veneer to hid...
by skumar
23 Sep 2011 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 306561

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Those referring to the works of SSwamy as antics, please note. Here is a man who has probably done at least as much in the fight against corruption as AH. He might not have a base in TN probably because he cannot afford to. He was probably responsible for much of the liberalisation reforms in India ...
by skumar
23 Sep 2011 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 306561

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

25-Mar Note by the Finance Ministry on Allocation and Pricing of 2G spectrum http://static.dnaindia.com/docs/fm-letter-to-pmo-on-spectrum-allotment.pdf The former FM went against the advice of his Finance Secretary (now RBI Gov) on the issue. Wonder if Chidambaram held out against Raja to get his &q...
by skumar
22 Sep 2011 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 306561

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Three cheers for Dr. Subramanian Swamy! Oh Lord, please grant his wish of seeing Chidambaram in jail. And Lord, please grant our wish of seeing every corrupt minister in this government in jail. :rotfl: I hope the Supreme Court neither accepts the TRAI bs on "no financial loss in 2G auction&quo...

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