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by Mort Walker
27 Oct 2020 08:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4620
Views: 762536

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This more looks like a State Dept driven. So its not party dependent but we may see changes based on scum nexus of the Democratic party with Pakis. Who knows? All their tink tanks are now Islamist controlled The danger with a Biden administration is that they will share Indian satellite data with T...
by Mort Walker
24 Oct 2020 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4620
Views: 762536

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

US bureaucracy will continue to have people with anti India and anti Hindu mindset. Once you add in pro pakistani administration to the mix and problems would prop up on a regular basis. This is exactly what will happen with a Biden-Harris administration and I find it amazing that Indians find this...
by Mort Walker
24 Oct 2020 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4620
Views: 762536

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

(at personal level my taxes went up because of his 'Tax cut'). In 2016 I too was fooled by him. Since we are talking personal level things, my taxes did go down. Coastal experience may be different from Midwest. The majority of Indian-Americans are higher income earners. The State and Local Taxes (...
by Mort Walker
24 Oct 2020 12:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4620
Views: 762536

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The US budget for FY2021 has not been approved. There is a Continuing Resolution (CR) until 11 Dec 2020. If Biden wins in November, expect another CR until the 3rd week of Jan 2021. This will ensure the Dems have control over the purse strings of government when they control two branches of the US g...
by Mort Walker
22 Oct 2020 10:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5589
Views: 1186457

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Passenger Vehicle Sales Rise By 26 Per Cent In September YoY; Wholesale Sales Surge For Second Month In A Row In a positive development, the passenger vehicle wholesale sales in the markets registered a whopping 26 per cent jump year-on-year (YOY) in the bygone month of September, surging from the ...
by Mort Walker
22 Oct 2020 07:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1088
Views: 121012

Re: Solar energy in India

AmberG, Not a single person on that panel is a professor of electrical engineering or power systems engineering. Not a single person who is an IEEE Fellow in Power & Energy Society or Power Electronics Society. There are several Indians in these relevant professional societies. I would also add ...
by Mort Walker
19 Oct 2020 05:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401850

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Let me ask one thing which is peripherally related to Indian military personnel on the border? Has the Dearness Allowance been restored to military personnel stationed at India's borders? For civilians in the MoD and the rest of GoI personnel, it is on hold until July 2021.
by Mort Walker
18 Oct 2020 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1046330

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Nobody is clean. The article conveniently leaves out the detail that the committee made of Republicans and Democrats unanimously voted 19-0 in favor of the ban! The committee allow the President (then Bush senior) to overturn the verdict. He did not. Bush-I is long gone and of the 19 who voted for ...
by Mort Walker
18 Oct 2020 02:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707070

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Expect law suits, rioting and election violence. I really wish the MEA in India issues a travel advisory notice for Indians in the US. This is going to get ugly regardless of which side wins. This is very much a reality. Especially electoral votes that may not go as anticipated. Gun sales and price...
by Mort Walker
17 Oct 2020 23:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707070

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Folks - my question was not to trigger an election discussion but more towards understanding the political mindset of the voters in the US. What i see there are huge crowds in trump rallies despite the pandemic, obviously they are not being paid and bussed to the venues. On the other side I see the...
by Mort Walker
17 Oct 2020 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707070

Re: Understanding the US - Again

It will come down to if Trump supporters vote in large numbers. In most polling, Biden will win if he is ahead by twice the Margin of Error (MoE). At this time, Biden will win Michigan and Wisconsin. Pennsylvania is very close, but Biden will win it as the Green Party is not on the ballot since the ...
by Mort Walker
17 Oct 2020 19:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707070

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Folks what's up with these poll numbers every poll is showing biden up by 5pc or more but the crowds at trump's rallies are huge. What's this paradox? Many people who support Trump are not answering polls, or they answer falsely to avoid retribution of being accused as a racist. It isn’t worth upse...
by Mort Walker
15 Oct 2020 22:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707070

Re: Understanding the US - Again

... nd we have situation where prof is using university resources for anti-Israel activities and it is ok. Academic freedom - once a professor attains tenure, it is impossible to fire the professor. They can get away even with murder. If they commit two, then we are talking. :mrgreen: Once a profes...
by Mort Walker
15 Oct 2020 19:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4620
Views: 762536

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Yesterday, a group called Muslim Advocates hosted a fundraiser for Biden. https://www.muslimsmakingchange.org/ The details of the meeting are not out yet, and unlikely the ADM would report about it. However the organizers are dubious and most likely targeted India in the meeting. Kamala Harris siste...
by Mort Walker
11 Oct 2020 20:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4620
Views: 762536

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I could get 2 made in China N95 in India after scouring multiple Pharmacies, where did these million come from? Like many other products coming from India, the sale of N95 masks to the US brings hard forex in USD. Those N95 masks may have been sold for nearly $2M. Or it was traded for other health ...
by Mort Walker
09 Oct 2020 18:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4620
Views: 762536

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Let us look alternatives to GE 404 and GE 414INs. It will at least be a plan B. This should happen irrespective of anything. No self respecting country with 1b+ population would be importing things like India does. Local MIC is another name for national security. Building jet engines takes decades ...
by Mort Walker
08 Oct 2020 08:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 167428

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

The Nobel Prize in Physics is generally for experimental physics. Theoretical physics takes years until the technology is available to demonstrate the phenomenon is correct.
by Mort Walker
08 Oct 2020 04:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707070

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Mort ji, thanks. eye opening they are. NP. Here's another cost of living indicator for all major metros in CA or other states: https://www.salary.com/research/cost-of-living/ca You can see the Bay Area is upto 86% more expensive than the average of the US. Now, this would be fine if salaries were c...
by Mort Walker
07 Oct 2020 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4620
Views: 762536

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

saip wrote:Today Trump admin announced more restrictions on H1B visas.


Mainly it forces companies who use H-1B to pay higher salaries. The renewal rejection rate for H-1B and L-1 will increase. If the administration was serious, they would have done it in 2017 instead of an election stunt.
by Mort Walker
07 Oct 2020 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707070

Re: Understanding the US - Again

CA has gone off the deep end. Particularly the Bay Area. The middle class can’t afford to live there. CA as a whole is now experiencing middle and lower income people leaving the state. Wealthy people will have their primary residence in a tax free state and maintain a home in CA. If the state goes...
by Mort Walker
05 Oct 2020 23:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835394

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

As far as we know, only Regeneron is considered experimental In that it is in clinical trials.
by Mort Walker
05 Oct 2020 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707070

Re: Understanding the US - Again

On another note, someone pointed out this months old tweet which I don’t know if we missed here tweet Ro Khanna @RoKhanna US House candidate, CA-17 I am so grateful to everyone for our victory tonight. We are exceeding our 2018 totals, beating Ritesh Tandon who ran on Islamophobia and right wing na...
by Mort Walker
05 Oct 2020 23:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707070

Re: Understanding the US - Again

His elder brother Indian was utterly disappointed that here at desh we get to vote for just a person, and everything else is controlled by the parties. Ballot proposals are the one thing I hope never travels to India from the US. What is the point of electing representatives and having state legisl...
by Mort Walker
05 Oct 2020 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 690103

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

36 Rafales need to be ordered and 200 Tejas Mk1 and Mk1A. The cost effectiveness of production on the Tejas won't be realized until there are over 100 ordered and put into production. The GoI has been dragging its feet on placing these orders while shopping for other foreign arms.
by Mort Walker
05 Oct 2020 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835394

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^The head of state is going to receive more therapies than most people. “He got the therapies that anybody going into any good hospital in the United States would receive today,” said Dr. Carlos del Rio, a professor of medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. NYT is trying to make a political stat...
by Mort Walker
05 Oct 2020 01:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835394

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Can a person get influenza and COVID-19 simultaneously where testing either one would miss both? That is a false negative for Covid and influenza.
by Mort Walker
03 Oct 2020 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4620
Views: 762536

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Not sure why they don't repurpose this workforce towards deportation and reopening of old files on random basis to check for chinese espionage activities. That’s not their job. If a person has legally entered, then their credentials should have been duly verified. It is the assumption that USCIS di...
by Mort Walker
03 Oct 2020 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4620
Views: 762536

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There is a reason why USCIS is processing the backlog. Rejection rate for renewal of H-1B and L-1 visas has increased considerably. Nearly 40% and above of renewals are now being rejected after 2 and 4 years of stay. USCIS federal employees are facing a Reduction In Force (RIF), which is government ...
by Mort Walker
03 Oct 2020 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1046330

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

The solution to this isn't to import payloads from NASA under the guise of 'collaboration' (as the author of the article suggested ), but to painstakingly develop an indigenous base for serious instrument making and advanced manufacturing. It is difficult but not impossible, there are many glimmers...
by Mort Walker
03 Oct 2020 04:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: POTUS tested Positive for COVID19 - Implications for the World
Replies: 25
Views: 3749

Re: POTUS tested Positive for COVID19 - Implications for the World

suryag wrote:If his condition worsens we can expect new moves from PRC/PLA


Correct. If Trump condition worsens, then China will attack India within 2 weeks.
by Mort Walker
03 Oct 2020 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835394

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Of Covid patients, 41% don’t develop sufficient antibodies. Regeneron claims it signifcantly helps those people and lessens the viral load. Trump having multiple comorbidities, and with this drug being given to him, indicates that multiple scientists and doctors think it will be helpful.
by Mort Walker
03 Oct 2020 03:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835394

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^Take your politics to another thread.
by Mort Walker
03 Oct 2020 03:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835394

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Regeneron stock is higher today after Trump given 8g of Regeneron antibody cocktail injection.
by Mort Walker
02 Oct 2020 04:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 380396

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^^At those prices for, India could have had 60 F-35 with all weapons and spares, instead of the same for 36 Rafale. Probably delivered faster with higher reliability too. The key capabilities that come with the Rafale package that do not come with the F-35 are: 1) Hard wiring for nuclear weapon de...
by Mort Walker
02 Oct 2020 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 380396

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^^At those prices for, India could have had 60 F-35 with all weapons and spares, instead of the same for 36 Rafale. Probably delivered faster with higher reliability too.
by Mort Walker
01 Oct 2020 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1046330

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

disha, We can disagree with csaurabh, but he lives in India and works with ISRO. He's a private space entrepreneur trying to run a business. I'm inclined to listen to what he has to say, and listen carefully, then make objective judgments. The space industry is inherently tied to the MIC, which is w...
by Mort Walker
01 Oct 2020 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707070

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Biden is pandering to the TSP vote. It is clear as day. His economic advisor has indicated tariffs will be dropped on China ASAP and the US will return to business as usual with the dragon. All indicators are pointing to a resumption of an aid package to TSP. The only question is of amount $400 mill...
by Mort Walker
30 Sep 2020 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707070

Re: Understanding the US - Again

My little 'just turned 18' boy voted yesterday by mail from desh for his birthplace in the bay area. Guy took it very seriously, googled up on all the people and propositions and made well considered decisions. Interesting thing is, he voted yes on a bond issue for a hospital since "I was born...
by Mort Walker
30 Sep 2020 06:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4620
Views: 762536

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

It is very bad from the India-US defense relationship. What has to be done is to continue military-military contacts and continue exercises. Links at the colonel level and above must be established because these colonels will be generals in the pentagon later. An impact on policy will happen in a fu...
by Mort Walker
30 Sep 2020 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401850

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I'm not an admin, but come on guys, stay on topic.

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