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by UlanBatori
17 Aug 2018 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 976

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

What I am hoping for, is a pic of those plastic bags full of chicken innards that appear every morning on the roadside, floating about inside the Palace of the Chief Minister to go with the chicken-s*** already resident there. All*h has certainly dictated a pretty thorough washing of Gawd's Own Coun...
by UlanBatori
17 Aug 2018 19:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 976

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

The pic of the lady holding an umbrella while being her rescuers wade through chest-deep muddy water, says it all about Modern Malloostan. Wonder that she didn't have her "thozhis" holding the umbrella for her while she chatted on her Smart Phone.
by UlanBatori
17 Aug 2018 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

The Kerala Floods situation, following the North India drought and the Mumbai Floods etc etc, is an unfortunate but fortuitously timely reminder of the need for thoughtful and active reform in India, in river-linking, water management, flood management, rainwater harvesting, replenishing aquifers, i...
by UlanBatori
17 Aug 2018 18:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 976

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

... yes, the time is for rescue and relief and not to go into wrath of god kind of statements. The word "CT" means "Conspiracy Theory". Pls look it up. Avoid pompous preaching please. The Sabarimala issue before the Supreme Court is a bit more complex than a CNN/Indian Express l...
by UlanBatori
17 Aug 2018 17:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 976

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Current status: "No work, shop area is flooded and police won't allow access; {no answer to question of whether they have anything to eat, but power is on and Internet (WhatsApp) is on} . Rain has decreased." Cause? "When we locked the shop at 7PM there was no water on the road; it wa...
by UlanBatori
17 Aug 2018 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 976

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

The gyan I hear from veterans (with close govt. experience!) is that donations to the CM's fund will go to CPIM/DYFI kitty and Onam celebrations for Party hacks. Save your money. Right now I do not believe there is any shortage of money, just very little mobility. Need for money may come later. SEWA...
by UlanBatori
17 Aug 2018 07:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 976

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Resuming flights would be cruel because there is no way to get to the airport, for most people. Most highways are cut off. Reminds me of when my mom was stranded with me and little sis in Tiruchirappally during the "Hindi Ozhika!" riots because our train reached 12 hours late (with pilot t...
by UlanBatori
16 Aug 2018 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 976

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

General request to stay off social media in Malloostan because there are increasing reports of people stranded in rising waters, trying to get through to rescuers and vice versa. I saw someone posting emergency relief numbers on Whastapp and suggesting to CALL THOSE Numbers!! As in Alloooo! Just cal...
by UlanBatori
16 Aug 2018 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 976

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Sure not the time to post this but what the heck: Monday morning quarterbacking is soooo much fun. These ppl (the ophishialdom and Baboon-Mantricracy) seem to have learned *****NOT A THING*** from the Chennai SNAFU of 2015. They sat on their thumbs for days and didn't think about the forecasts, and ...
by UlanBatori
16 Aug 2018 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 976

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Came by e-pata: KHNA - Kerala Flood Relief Appeal Dear XXXXXX, Hari Om. As you all are aware, our homeland Kerala is undergoing one of the worst natural calamities in the history of the state due to relentless monsoon rains and flooding. As a result, many of our people are having being displaced fro...
by UlanBatori
16 Aug 2018 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

This is why they need ultra-fast AI in the judicial system. If a cow has to poo in India, that needs the Supreme Court!!!!!! to Weigh In and Pass a *****. Taking note of the gravity of the situation, the Supreme Court ordered the disaster management panel [i] of the Mullaperiyar Dam to urgently dec...
by UlanBatori
16 Aug 2018 19:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 62
Views: 2157

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

He was the one Opposition leader of the 1960s whom even Indira Gandhi respected, and apparently the respect was mutual. The decision to go ahead with the nuke tests in 1998 after decades of disastrous waffling, showed why. The decision to launch the SBI Bond issue for $4B in response to the stupid A...
by UlanBatori
16 Aug 2018 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 223
Views: 23597

Re: European Union: Positive News

Just as I was recovering from watching "Pink Panther" again... Le Palais d'Eau-de-PP avec l'Air fragrant de Paris 8) "Uritrottoirs" They put gutters at the hand-washing stations inside Les Lavabeaux d'Aeropuerto CDG de Paris, and individualized UriTrottoirs in the streets. :rotfl:
by UlanBatori
16 Aug 2018 17:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

Defence Drastic shift in defence priorities from huge Standing Army / Shaktiman Trucks / tanks, to agile UAV swarms, space and aerial recon/ fast intervention. UAV-based border enforcement with Bredators to vaporize vijiting Pakis instantly and automatically on the Yellow Sea. Individual soldier's ...
by UlanBatori
16 Aug 2018 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

Rural Renewal 1. Total energy self-sufficiency in rural areas (easily achievable given will, through PV+Intensified Solar + solar thermal fuel generation + biogas). 2. Grid connection present, mainly to balance out loads and sell excess power from rural areas into grid. Beamed power replaces hard-w...
by UlanBatori
16 Aug 2018 16:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

Legal System (Rahul Mehta's classic NBPJ theory) AI-assisted legal system slashes delays in dispute resolution from X-year average today, to 30 days (there has to be SOME delay to deter frivolous disputes). Present backlog that dwarfs US Immigration constipation, reduced inside 5 years down to "...
by UlanBatori
16 Aug 2018 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

Water National Water Grid connects rivers; reduce incidence of "flooding" and annual flood damage by 90%: Minimize dependence on monsoons for agriculture productivity. Slash uncertainty in crop yields, reduce interest rates for farm loans. Rainwater harvesting and storage using distribute...
by UlanBatori
16 Aug 2018 16:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

Sewage and Waste Processing Mandatory biomethanation of urban poo-alayas both in homes and public places. Eliminate dependence on both sewer/centralized processing and septic tanks, both of which are disasters when it rains heavily like in Chennai/Mumbai/Malloostan in recent years. No plastic garba...
by UlanBatori
16 Aug 2018 16:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

Governance Total e-governance and distributed telecommuting to slash need for Govt Buildings by 90%. No queueing to pay bills etc. Reduce paper-based form filling by 97%. Reduce form-filling, period, by 90%. AI plus Aadhar make it irrelevant and illegal to demand same information from taxpayers in m...
by UlanBatori
16 Aug 2018 16:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

Urban Renewal Rural population becomes 90% of total, vs. 70% today, because of REVERSE migration from urban areas. Urban population slashed by 50%, density slashed by 70%. Telecommuting for 95% of urban workers and maybe staggered work hours for others, slashes both traffic congestion and peaks of ...
by UlanBatori
16 Aug 2018 01:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

I cited the Malloostani dream because that vision of a well-ruled Ideal State is **NOT** based on unlimited wealth accumulation (although Mahabali was supposed to have quite a lot in the national treasury). Thus "Human Development Index" was de-linked from per capita income, and Net Worth ...
by UlanBatori
15 Aug 2018 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

Notice that I do not mention "ejjikashun". I think reform of Education is highly overdue, but it should come by reforms OUTSIDE education. Like deterrent punishment of anyone demanding/accepting "capitation fees" for admission or jobs. Proper tax accounting of wealth of baboon et...
by UlanBatori
15 Aug 2018 18:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

This thread (Thanks ramana!) has me wondering. What WOULD be a good repeat of the Kalam book if done todin? Here is a small list from me for India 2030: This is based on the ancient Malloostani dream 1. All city buses converted to natural gas hybrid (gas-electric) or hydrogen-fuel-cell or all-electr...
by UlanBatori
15 Aug 2018 17:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772500

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Chinese facilities on the Moon: how are we going to deter those?
by UlanBatori
15 Aug 2018 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 965
Views: 90101

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Isn't it logical that US voters are interested in US, just like Indian voters are/should be interested in India? The trouble is those nations/non-state actors that **ARE** "interested in India". Like Macedonia of 340BCE, Afghanistan post-780, Portugal of 1470, UK of 1600, Pakistan since 19...
by UlanBatori
15 Aug 2018 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

Vision 2020: as of 2000.

This one does not seem to have anywhere near the inspiration level of Kalam's book. Rather insipid.
by UlanBatori
15 Aug 2018 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199216

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

History of this bijnej of paki jarnails and US schools: Remember that Mohammed Khan (?) the chief terrorist of the Pakistan Army of Islam (the real name of the Taliban/Pakiban) was given the "Legend of Merit" or "Lexus Of Pakiness" or some **** like that by the War College right ...
by UlanBatori
15 Aug 2018 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 965
Views: 90101

Re: Understanding the US- Again

<deleted> (gulp! Into cave. Bredators were hovering there for a moment) :shock:
by UlanBatori
14 Aug 2018 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772500

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

What's the point of more investment in ICBMs I wonder... (but let's not get started on that discussion).
by UlanBatori
14 Aug 2018 06:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 965
Views: 90101

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Meanwhile in Dearborn MI

The Second Europeanization of America
by UlanBatori
14 Aug 2018 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772500

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

ramana: All in all, a good time to get old. The deterrence calculations with these HGVs etc are so messed-up compared to those with slow, predictable strategic bombers and ballistic missiles. I guess the first nuke-armed sub-launched cruise missile really ushered in the era of total instability, but...
by UlanBatori
14 Aug 2018 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772500

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Post on the above got eaten by system issues at my end. It does look like a masterful stroke of disinformation/DDM. 1 ton payload AND "hypersonic" with solid propulsion means takeoff mass at least 2.5 tons (just to reach deltaV of Mach 5, which is not enough to reach any significant range)...
by UlanBatori
14 Aug 2018 00:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

I see the present reports as being generated by young desis sitting in dilli and surfin' the 'Net and downloading stuff from quasi science-fiction reports. VEry glitzy PR type web pages and slick report covers and graphics, probably very good statistical data processing too. Someone told me about on...
by UlanBatori
13 Aug 2018 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

Also, slick site but any way of getting these reports w/o paying $$M?
by UlanBatori
13 Aug 2018 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

Wow! TIFAC is quite a find. They seem to have a fairly strong team of scientists. This is the organization that predicted that by 2020 India could become a "developed nation" as AK put it? I have the book, but did not realize until recently that it was a bureaucracy-think-tank report that ...
by UlanBatori
13 Aug 2018 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 965
Views: 90101

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Signs of the times, posted with no comment. From Asian American organization: The Predicted "Tough time" has come According to Politico, President Trump called "almost every student" from China a spy . What a broad stroke statement without evidence! Politicians set stages for the...
by UlanBatori
13 Aug 2018 07:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 725
Views: 46266

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

Thanks. Open question. So far I/we have not seen anything wrong, and are sending it like Asvamedha Yaga to see who shoots at it and whether they survive our counter-arguments. It is not like carbon-sequestering: that has the bad side that Abdul bin Kabul can one day make it all leak out. Re: non-ant...
by UlanBatori
13 Aug 2018 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Baluchistan: The Story of Another Pakistan Military Genocide
Replies: 784
Views: 89636

Re: Baluchistan: The Story of Another Pakistan Military Genocide

Taking a leaf out of the great Pakistani CEO General Musharraf, I can state with 400% guarantee that there is no "Free Baluchistan" office in India
(everybody pays rent and bijlee-pani bills, hain?)
by UlanBatori
13 Aug 2018 02:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 725
Views: 46266

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

What's wrong with just reflecting enough sunlight out until the atmosphere gets cooler? (i.e., reduce retained heat)

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