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by Mort Walker
21 Jan 2019 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

US is not a democracy anymore. Voter suppression with harsh voter id requirements, restricting voting facilities, voting times etc Gerrymandering low information voters, in a bubble (fox news) single issue voters bombarded with expensive campaigns funded by moneyed elites, easily triggered by that ...
by Mort Walker
18 Jan 2019 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I wonder why Ms Palosi want to play with DT who is master of nasty games. She and her fellow Dem Congress members are playing to the base too much. They most be s&&t scared of the base now. 2020 will have lot of Dem candidates pretending to be leftee crazies in the primaries for WH. Will th...
by Mort Walker
18 Jan 2019 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The jollies are getting personal. Nancy Pelosi asked DT to postpone his SOTU speech, and nastily suggested that he do the speech from the Oval Office. DT hit back by refusing her permission to fly on Congressional Phakt-Pihndin mishun using USAF plane. Suggested that she could take a commercial fli...
by Mort Walker
18 Jan 2019 09:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Once again much like American then.. With Trump we get to see that underbelly of American polity laid bare for the world to see. Previously it used to be hidden under a thin veneer of diplomatese; the mask would slip occasionally, but here it's been stripped off completely. Trump is exposing Americ...
by Mort Walker
18 Jan 2019 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

nachiket wrote:^^And this is in Ohio not the badlands of the deep south.


Racism, although less in the northern states, is worse than southern states. It often results in violent crime. In the south you are viewed as ni**er or fuzzy furnier who is not let into various institutions and segregated out.
by Mort Walker
04 Jan 2019 03:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2007
Views: 260406

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I think the MEA made it clear that India does not send its troops out of country unless it is mandated by the UN. India has had a long history of colonialism and does not want any part in a new world type of colonialism. It is simply not the ethos of India. Trump is lashing out because he knows that...
by Mort Walker
02 Jan 2019 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3502
Views: 651622

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

I know the hal museum. It has not changed one bit in ten years It has land in back , can be good place for my proposed air n space as some seeds are there. Just put in a huge new bldg there Its time to use afterburner and go full caliber. I agree. Air and space museums, ISRO PR advertisements/video...
by Mort Walker
30 Dec 2018 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Not all southern states are gaining population. High-Tax State Exodus Then there’s California. Despite its balmy weather and thriving tech industry, the Golden State last year lost more people to other states than it gained from foreign immigration. Since 2010, a net 710,000 people have left Califor...
by Mort Walker
26 Dec 2018 07:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I dont think the nativist mostly protestant blood n soil faction is fond of the industry/finance led zion lobby of east coast elites and their elite lutheran/unitarian co travellers Culturally the area between maryland to massachuetts types believe they occupy the high ground in deciding policy and...
by Mort Walker
25 Dec 2018 01:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Singha wrote:DT tweets about a good design for the fence

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/sta ... 8461987841


Somebody needs to show DT the space pics of the wall/barrier/fence along Indo pak border. Lit up with half million flood lights.
by Mort Walker
23 Dec 2018 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^They only have one squadron around 16-18 with another 10 in production. Of that, my guess is less than 2/3 are really serviceable. The rest are hanger queens. If oil prices can be kept below $50/barrel, it will seriously constrain RuAF deployment and acquisitions.
by Mort Walker
22 Dec 2018 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^The easiest way to do this is to bring down the price of oil.
by Mort Walker
21 Dec 2018 23:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Singha wrote:i believe bolton and netanyahu are united by their khujli to launch a war against iran asap ?


A war with Iran is guaranteed loss for unkil and defeat for the Donald in 2020. At this point the deep state people are gone from the admin and we may see real change in US foreign policy.
by Mort Walker
21 Dec 2018 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Trump is also declaring (half) victory in Afghanistan and withdrawing half the troops. Pulling out of Syria was fine. The US cannot continue constant wars and deployments to 1,000 locations around the world. At the same time this administration is handing the keys back to the Taliban and pakis. Afp...
by Mort Walker
20 Dec 2018 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3502
Views: 651622

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

In future, ISRO should look at even more exotic propulsions like nuclear propulsion, electric & engine types like aerospike. Point is, by 2040 ISRO must have a moon base and by 2050 it must be able to mine asteroids. Off-topic. Jab Pappu banega PM, then ISRO will be paying off the loans of the ...
by Mort Walker
20 Dec 2018 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3502
Views: 651622

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

Saw my first launch..from Chennai. Was having DD live telecast on one hand and my cam on the other. Nothing prepared me for what was to come.. Given the distance from Sriharikota, I was thinking it would be a small spot of flame moving leisurely across the sky.. and boy was I wrong! Was alternating...
by Mort Walker
19 Dec 2018 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

the san jose city limit on south actually the very last house in the very limit of town line is where my buddy lives. i have been there. people are loathe to live in such places due to school issues - they put their kids in pvt schools more inside sj. anyway south of that is vast cattle rearing typ...
by Mort Walker
18 Dec 2018 10:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

>> geography are good actually its bad given the population. hemmed in by mountains & backwaters on seaward side and inland too Perhaps. If you go south of San Jose on 101 as is already happening there is room there for a greater Bay Area. The only problem there and in other western states is t...
by Mort Walker
18 Dec 2018 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The Bay Area of California is a mixed bag. Climate and geography are good, but housing is sky high at nearly $1M median home price. If you look at locals, they are moving out and the people coming in are newer immigrants with higher education. In time, laborers and the lower middle class will move o...
by Mort Walker
15 Dec 2018 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The number of people moving in and out of major metros in the US. Last month a BRF member claimed that the state of IL was a socialist paradise - well, it appears it is.

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by Mort Walker
10 Dec 2018 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Kelly goes as well. Only Mattis is the non-trumpian left in top posts? military is indeed the only sacrosanct institution in massa. Mattis will be gone in a few months when donkey/urban-naxal party in US House begin investigations come January. Harassment of cabinet and DT family members will begin...
by Mort Walker
08 Dec 2018 17:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1504
Views: 205731

Re: India's Power Sector

^^^Of the 347 GW capacity, 190 GW comes from coal. If coal production is going to be commercialized, expect coal power to become a bigger player. Either that or stay in the dark for the near term.
by Mort Walker
06 Dec 2018 05:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Ravi, The full speed ahead on fossil fuel started under Obama administration to make the US an exporter of oil and gas and help break the influence of OPEC. Shale oil and gas benefitted the most under the Obama administration. DT’s policy is the continuation of such. Credit here goes to Obama. Coal ...
by Mort Walker
06 Dec 2018 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

so..before Mueller report comes out...what do you think? 1. no collusion, total witchhunt 2. collusion, he's a traitor 3. collusion, so what. better than crooked. It would be No. 3. Plain and simple. UB's response is absolutely right. And Ramana's response is absolutely right too as this is entirel...
by Mort Walker
05 Dec 2018 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 544
Views: 45004

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

There is no evidence that India will expose anything regarding the S-4XX to Unkil or any other nation. The US has in fact gone to significant lengths to prevent its export to Turkey or to India. The GoI will not, but individuals are a different story. Unkil has to protect its MIC, but if that doesn...
by Mort Walker
05 Dec 2018 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 544
Views: 45004

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

^^^Unkil is licking its chops to see under the hood of the S-400 when India and Turkey gets it. It is not a question of if, but a question of when and that will be when unkil, who's vast MIC resources, shall develop effective countermeasures.
by Mort Walker
04 Dec 2018 07:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^Which scholar was this?
by Mort Walker
04 Dec 2018 07:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2429
Views: 60998

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Meanwhile .. Wow! but this is going to be routine in coming times.. Waiting for LIGO India (a few years) to join.. Physicists Spot Four Black Hole Collisions, Including the Largest One Ever Recorded https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--79BvHTYu--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w...
by Mort Walker
04 Dec 2018 07:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2429
Views: 60998

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

This RAM would have to cover the wavelengths of L band to X band, which is 1 GHz - 10 GHz or 30 cm to 2.5 cm. I would have to read up on this as it is very wide range. A type of UWB radar absorbing structure is rumored to be used on F35. According to the patent it is a CNT infused composite structu...
by Mort Walker
03 Dec 2018 11:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2429
Views: 60998

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

From a physics professor, but this has a great implication to India. Congratulations. Researchers from IIT Kanpur have developed cutting-edge metamaterials that will be of great importance in developing our country’s defence capabilities . Profs. Anantha Ramakrishnan, Department of Physics; J Ramku...
by Mort Walker
03 Dec 2018 10:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

has anyone read robert kaplans two books "the revenge of geography" and "monsoon: the indian ocean and the future of american power" ? whose side of the big game is he on - TSP pasand or neutral. I looked it up, it seems to be from 2010/11 but he seems to be focussed on the thre...
by Mort Walker
01 Dec 2018 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Weak Cohen telling lies again. It was nothing, never a thing, but even if it was a thing, nothing wrong with it. Where else is a developer supposed to develop real estate, if not in Russia. Hello, it is the bigliest country in the world. Cohen is in trouble for bank fraud of $20 million not related...
by Mort Walker
01 Dec 2018 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Bush 41 was the US ambassador to the UN in 1971 during the Bangladesh Liberation War, he towed the Nixon position which was not forgiveable in the face of genocide.

In 1990-1992 he did throttle aid to TSP which no US president had done before and the outreach to Indian Americans began in earnest.
by Mort Walker
30 Nov 2018 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 180645

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Prem wrote:
anupmisra wrote:


This will be achieved by Dec 15, the day of Surrender by IK's uncle Niazi in Dacca. :D


Only 7 Pakistani paise away from that as of today.
1 INR = 1.93 PKR

The thinking here is too narrow. It should easily be 1 INR = 10 PKR.
by Mort Walker
30 Nov 2018 08:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Nothing else worth reading in this "apologist" article. Put it up here since "white"-washing has started in earnest. In fact, this missionary producer acknowledges that mainstream Christians, at least nominal Christians, disapprove of missionary activities. This is a huge victor...
by Mort Walker
30 Nov 2018 08:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Gus wrote:
ramana wrote:Any way don't bring Kashmir here.
Thanks in advance.
ramana


Still not sure what got you riled up over a simple analogy... :-? whatever it is ..it's your forum and your rules.


Because the simple analogy is simply wrong. Try to figure it out.
by Mort Walker
30 Nov 2018 00:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2303
Views: 201253

Re: Understanding the US - Again

It's an analogy meant to point out that people have become immune to mass shootings and legislators are not responding to crisis. Gun violence in the US has always been a problem and no legislators have done anything. It is a shame when people are killing kids in school and in places of worship. Th...
by Mort Walker
29 Nov 2018 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3502
Views: 651622

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

HysIS now injected successfully in sun synchronous orbit.

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