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by Primus
04 Apr 2017 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Parting shot by Obama Admin.? In US Government Report, Sharp Words For 'Rights Violations' In India It has also become very much the norm now for the 'liberal' media to do an equal-equal with Trump and Modi and their respective administrations. It's a meme that has been spread far and wide and swal...
by Primus
04 Apr 2017 19:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

One of the recurrent memes of euro exploration was no sooner had their rowboat landed on the beach of a unknown land they would claim the whole land and its resources for god , king and country The Pope actually 'gave' the Eastern half of the world to the Portuguese and the Western half to the Span...
by Primus
31 Mar 2017 02:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2621
Views: 113930

Re: Understanding US thread-III

^^^. Hospitals and doctors have different rates: contracted rate and billing. The contracted rate is much lower. The hope is double insurance by the patient (husband and wife) could add more to the office. This stopped long ago when the other insurance would point out the office/facility was alread...
by Primus
30 Mar 2017 03:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2621
Views: 113930

Re: Understanding US thread-III

A very easy solution to this problem exist, remove the the gougers i.e. the middlemen, and implement a universal healthcare system (UHS). That should bring down the cost by 50 - 80%. But what are the the chances that a UHS will get implement for a foreseeable future?! It is very rare but on this oc...
by Primus
29 Mar 2017 03:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3657
Views: 69432

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

They were careful not to cause human casualties, esp after the Birmingham Six episode. There was a huge backlash against Irish people and their business interests after that. They could kill the British soldiers in N.Ireland but not on mainland UK and never targeted civilians. Primusji "There ...
by Primus
24 Mar 2017 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3657
Views: 69432

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

in my childhood the IRA used some math and rigged up a van with a few mortars and landed a couple in the garden of 10 downing. the IRA were actually quite sophisticated but generally chose not to go for mass casualty attacks They were careful not to cause human casualties, esp after the Birmingham ...
by Primus
24 Mar 2017 06:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3657
Views: 69432

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Killer was born Adrian Elms in Kent as Christian later converted to Islam. He was sent to prison at least twice where he is supposed to have been radicalised. At the moment disproportionately high number of prisoners are Muslims in Britain. It is the same all over Europe. In France muslims make up ...
by Primus
24 Mar 2017 01:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3657
Views: 69432

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

The muslim population in the UK has doubled in the past decade and for the first time has now crossed 3 million, i.e. more than 5% of the total. More than 50% are born outside UK. This is a demographic time bomb for UK given the fact that there is little desire to assimilate into the majority. Even ...
by Primus
08 Mar 2017 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

ramana wrote:
Hence I say get involved in Mayor races as Chief of Police is under them.


Been saying this for a while now. Why be a Police Chief if you can be Mayor? That's how Juice get the power. Why be an attorney when you can be the Judge?
by Primus
06 Mar 2017 03:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Steve Bannon, we are told, read and quotes the Gita. And that makes some of us happy, validated and proud, and snootily disdainful of anyone that opposes Trump chacha. Not really. Oppenheimer read and quoted the Gita and yet was the architect of the weapon that killed over 100,000 defenseless Japan...
by Primus
06 Mar 2017 00:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

It cost $3 per minute to call home, plane ticket to India was equal to half my monthly salary. It could be years before we were able to visit desh and it was almost impossible for parents on Indian salaries to travel to the US. Half a month's salary? More like a few months if one bought even a few ...
by Primus
05 Mar 2017 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Primus, Desis are too emotionally involved in last election. ..............While those people here nestled in their special perches here trotted off to fight "feminazism" as represented by hillary - many Indian desi women were terrified that Trump means their husbands may not have jobs, t...
by Primus
05 Mar 2017 06:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Less than two weeks ago I was meeting some old friends for dinner and one of them had invited a 'friend' of his, a desi guy with a job in the finance sector. This fella happened to sit next to me at the dinner table, we were squished together since it was a busy restaurant with limited space. Within...
by Primus
04 Mar 2017 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Yes, the biggest advantage Juice have over Dharmics is that unless they wear traditional garb or yarmulkes they can easily pass for WASPS in any place, I know some who are blonde, even redheads. There is no 'typical' phenotype any more. So in a public place you can't tell. In workplace they often ha...
by Primus
03 Mar 2017 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

IMHO the best strategy is to empower orgs like HAF. Have our own people in powerful positions. Juice do not pack or carry and yet have huge clout. Yes, there may be hate crimes against them symbolically (vandalism of places of eternal rest or worship) but you rarely hear of physical assault where t...
by Primus
03 Mar 2017 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

IMHO the best strategy is to empower orgs like HAF. Have our own people in powerful positions. Juice do not pack or carry and yet have huge clout. Yes, there may be hate crimes against them symbolically (vandalism of places of eternal rest or worship) but you rarely hear of physical assault where th...
by Primus
02 Mar 2017 18:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

^^^^ I had the 'good fortune' of being asked on arrival at Heathrow by a Brishit Yahoo - 'why do you people come here?'. He said this in an undertone but it was meant to be audible to me. This was in the era before visas were required for entry into UK. He could not stop me as all the paperwork was ...
by Primus
02 Mar 2017 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Gus wrote:Sunayana, the unfortunate wife, wrote a FB post that is doing the rounds. Srini seems like a regular brfite.


A very poignant piece. We have all been there. My heart goes out to the widow. May she find comfort and solace and may Srinu's soul rest in peace.
by Primus
01 Mar 2017 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Primus, The Sci-Fi dystopian vision is also Biblical End of Times visions from Book of Revelations. The regular Hollywood fare of DC destroyed by extreme weather, aliens etc. is a modern version of that. The Islamists call it Khyamat. And the Hindus call it 'pralaya' although it is not strictly wha...
by Primus
28 Feb 2017 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Singha wrote:Yes that depressing aspect has kept me off it perhaps forever. Will find less heavy materials


I see so much depression and grief in my daily life that I stay away from books and movies that capitalize on it. Which is why I avoid most Oscar nominees, much to the disgust of SHQ :)
by Primus
28 Feb 2017 17:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

since a lot of the brf pointy heads + tinfoil hat types both visit this thread, posting this review. I have a feeling I should read this . have ordered both the books today. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/11/homo-deus-brief-history-tomorrow-yuval-noah-harari-review Interesting! I've gon...
by Primus
28 Feb 2017 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Jews have Anti Defamation League, Muslims have CAIR - Council on American-Islamic Relations, Hindus/Indians? FWIW, ADL reported that in 2015 there were more anti-semitic incidents than before. the attacks in campuses almost doubling from the year before. http://www.adl.org/press-center/press-releas...
by Primus
28 Feb 2017 05:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Also reflect on the French Revolution. Why it happened and what was its real effect? So what was favorite past time of these feudal regimes till Reformation? Kill juice. Probably. Along with a whole lot of others, but none more so than the poor Roma. Nobody's Children, their fate has been worse tha...
by Primus
28 Feb 2017 00:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

^ ^^ Ramana Garu, only speaking from close observation of over 25 yrs, living, working and taking vacations with them, having close friends and colleagues, partners in business etc. Sharing weddings and pujas/seders over many years. I've come to know the community well. I am very fond of them and ad...
by Primus
27 Feb 2017 22:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

^
What is funny is that the liberal left is led by Jewish opinion. They feel slightly (or significantly) marginalized at the moment, being denied a feeding spot at the top of the table. Otherwise they are even more racist than the WASPs, at least the conservative ones are.
by Primus
27 Feb 2017 19:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

I see the same thing in India especially in south, where you have very hindu sounding name but actually they are Christians for ex: YSR etc. In earlier days, In hindi movie world you had dilip kumar etc. Net result they end up in influential position over a period of time and Lo! Behold! you are ou...
by Primus
27 Feb 2017 17:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Ramana Garu, here is another version of Bannon, as per Caldwell of the New York Times, claims he draws his inspiration from the concept of Dharma in the Bhagvad Gita. Also mentions views on Ayn Rand's Objectivism as does Nikhil. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/opinion/what-does-steve-bannon-want...
by Primus
27 Feb 2017 09:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Primus and UB, We need to study Steve Bannon message at CPAC. He has managed to takeover the Republican National Party right after Inauguration. By 2018 Republican old Guard will be ousted. All this will have fallout. Nikhil D on Twitter has analyzed Bannon. A first. https://twitter.com/Nikhil_7D/s...
by Primus
27 Feb 2017 05:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

The cop verdict is expected. It is extremely rare for cops to be in any kind of trouble for using force of any form and intensity while a badge is on. Especially if the skin color of the person whom the force was used on is a convenient one. They have even gotten away with killing white teenage kid...
by Primus
27 Feb 2017 05:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Ultimately, this is a hate crime. Not the first in the US or anywhere else in the world, and sadly, won't be the last. I fully support the idea of using it to highlight the occurrence and cause some P-I-T-A to the US Embassy, USCIRF, etc etc. But let's not lose perspective beyond that. One sore nee...
by Primus
27 Feb 2017 05:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Primusji, I neither say you leave nor I am in position to say so. I understand the angst, I was only trying to see if you had any suggestions because this is not a simple issue. It comes up every few years and there isno easy solution. The question you ask is what we should be discussing ,the solut...
by Primus
26 Feb 2017 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

My first post gave you an idea. There are no solutions. There can never be solution to such problems. You can only manage them. In that only you can act - as an individual. May be there is no solution for you but others don't think that way. The younger generation of India a who came to zuS in 2000...
by Primus
26 Feb 2017 21:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Primuse, My experience too. One more question. Is the opposite true? Do the kids of Indians participate in events from other "cultures"? That mingling has to be there and natural. However, even then , we are bound to face discrimination. I just do not see that fading away. NR Ji, I am not...
by Primus
26 Feb 2017 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

...................... Just out of curiosity, how do second gen Indians think? I would not be surprised if they lean more towards such thinking. In all of this, we tend to forget the perspectives of our own children and extended family that have grown up here. My own kids see themselves as 100% Ame...
by Primus
25 Feb 2017 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

oh yeah, the guy and his two sons deserved it while sleeping in their car. forced conversions while his two young children were with him. TSJones., the aussie was more into 'forceful' conversions and not just forced conversions. If you get my drift. If not you can ask several of the Vatican Bishops...
by Primus
25 Feb 2017 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

For every tech engineer murdered by a white racist, there are scores if not hundreds of desi shopkeepers, taxi drivers, gas station operators and other small business owners/workers murdered by black and hispanic criminals over the years. And that is why we shouldn't worry about terrorism in India,...
by Primus
25 Feb 2017 18:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3797
Views: 277919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

I auppose pio might well advised to keep copy of eagle passport ready too I don't know about the passport but GC holders are actually required by law to keep a copy of the card on their person at all times. I used to carry a copy of it in my wallet for years (even though a photocopy is supposedly n...
by Primus
15 Feb 2017 18:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7272
Views: 397228

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

@TKiran, Pretty much every single small business in US would be checking big $ notes with multiple ways. The simplest one is to use marker pen which I used many times while working hourly jobs while growing up. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dri-Mark-Smart-Money-Counterfeit-Bill-Detector-Pen-for-Use-w-...
by Primus
13 Feb 2017 22:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7272
Views: 397228

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

To call it a success, want to understand why it was done and if that was achieved. It was announced to remove BM, was that done ? Shifting the goal post and adding different spins makes me suspicious. How did the people feel through and towards the end ? Did they feel empowered? I know this is high...

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