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by Mort Walker
14 Aug 2018 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 884
Views: 31135

Re: BR Forum Feedback

I haven't seen NRao post for some time now. I hope all is well with him and his family.
by Mort Walker
08 Aug 2018 19:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4501
Views: 317108

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

DEL-MAA and DEL-BLR are sure shot candidates for the 777/350 type wide bodies in the near future. Demand, slot constraints, and the distance will demand it, even though the 787s will be cheaper to operate. That's the problem isn't it. No 777s or A350s are on order by any Indian airline. They seem t...
by Mort Walker
08 Aug 2018 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Trump is amazing! Lol He is looking Wall Street right in the eyes and kicking us in the teeth. The Fortune 500 is going to have its profit projections halved in a few years when they are walled off from the China market. OR Trump forces the chinis to back down on their “Made in China 2025” tech ini...
by Mort Walker
08 Aug 2018 07:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Again

CNN, MSNBC, FOX and WaPo are biased in one direction. You can’t tell if they’re lying or not, it isn’t just about domestic news either. Lots of crap about India and international news. The NYT is a little better, but NPR has covered the news better.
by Mort Walker
28 Jul 2018 03:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4501
Views: 317108

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

DEL is already on par with the monstrous Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) in passenger traffic, and will catch up with two other biggies - Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Los Angeles LAX by 2020-21 probably. In terms of style yes, DEL and BOM are way better than any US hub. We transited BOM (international as well ...
by Mort Walker
27 Jul 2018 07:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4501
Views: 317108

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Passenger traffic is only part of the picture. It would be interesting to see what the total number of operations there are at these airports. That is the number of arrivals and departures. It would also be if interest to see how much cargo by tonne is handled.
by Mort Walker
25 Jul 2018 10:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1492
Views: 194340

Re: India's Power Sector

it's other way, per capita income should rise faster than the cost of electricity to make it more affordable for masses. Exactly. If our per-capita income is 1/4th of China (example) it does not imply that we should or could provide electricity at 1/4th of its cost in China. That is simply not poss...
by Mort Walker
23 Jul 2018 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Againp

mort - thank you; good points one factor that is missed a lot is the blatant gerrymandering and 'voter disenfranchisement' practiced by many republican controlled areas, which serve to suppress the rural non white vote. this suppression plays a key role in returning a republican majority in the rur...
by Mort Walker
23 Jul 2018 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://theintercept.com/2018/02/14/ice-denaturalization-naturalized-citizen-immigration/ How ICE Works to Strip Citizenship from Naturalized Americans Civil denaturalization has been on the books for a long time and real enforcement started after 9/11. What are the actual numbers as to how many pe...
by Mort Walker
22 Jul 2018 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 335
Views: 82906

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

US is supplying 13 TPS -77 mobile radars and upgrades to existing 6 to PAF. Total 19 units. Don't know what they are TPS-77 is a mobile radar... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AN/FPS-117 It's a low power radar that has a range of 250 NM. Easy target for IA and IAF drones to lock on and knock out. Th...
by Mort Walker
22 Jul 2018 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Again

From the WN view point: There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Trump trying to make peace with Russia. It’s clear that no matter what might have occurred, Trump was going to be swamped with waves of shrill invective from the Deep State Swamp hydra. It’s important that our president maintains his focu...
by Mort Walker
22 Jul 2018 09:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Again

mort - can you throw some light on your comment that the remaining 5-7% will vote for DT? There are about half-dozen swing states in the Electoral College. In these swing states, about 5-7% of voters can swing either way to make the difference because they really wait to see who they like less. Kee...
by Mort Walker
21 Jul 2018 01:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Putin will visit before the elections in November. If anything DT was and is an east coast racist. Russia is a white nationalist country where other races do not go for studies, business or migration. Gone is the USSR. DT needs Putin to give a message to his base. That is yes, I support the only lar...
by Mort Walker
20 Jul 2018 19:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Meanwhile a big diss to the conman: JUST IN: In unanimous 98-0 vote, Senate passes non-binding resolution expressing opposition to allowing Russia to interview current and former U.S. officials. Seems a pretty decisive condemnation on Putin’s proposed quid pro quo of handing Browder & co (+ 11 ...
by Mort Walker
20 Jul 2018 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The New Yorker magazine is now also lacking credibility by publishing a disparaging picture on its cover. The media in the US is over reacting and was already primed to hammer DT even before his Europe trip. The net result will be pushing the 5-7% of the electorate in the center to vote for DT come ...
by Mort Walker
20 Jul 2018 05:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Again

saip wrote:Did DT give up part of Ukraine to Russia? Bloomberg news seems to say so (as reported by CNN and so no link). If this is true and the future PM of Pakistan -- Immy the Dimmy- kisses DT's boots we can say good bye to Kashmir.


More dhoti shivering?
by Mort Walker
20 Jul 2018 02:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The Daily Kook has no credibility and falls into the fake news category. Much like Breitbart and NewsMax on the right. There are sufficient links included there for you to judge whether this is fake news or not. Here's a link to the blog: http://non-intervention.com/3238/a-republican-citizenrys-gre...
by Mort Walker
20 Jul 2018 02:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/07/putin-trump/565604/ "The Worst Security Risk in U.S. History No one knows what President Trump told Vladimir Putin in Helsinki—or why even his own national-security adviser was excluded from the room." It doesn’t matter as DT is no...
by Mort Walker
20 Jul 2018 02:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Former CIA Station Chief calls for Mass Murder of Democrats A republican citizenry’s greatest, last-resort duty is to kill those seeking to impose tyranny As this week's end, it seems likely that it is quite near time for killing those involved in the multiple and clearly delineated attempts to sta...
by Mort Walker
19 Jul 2018 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2038
Views: 226283

Re: Military Flight Safety

One of the worst threads to read. In the last 6 weeks, two Jaguars, one Su-30MKI and one MiG-21. The loss of two pilots is even worse.
by Mort Walker
18 Jul 2018 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Again

A bit of historic reference might be helpful here. Long after the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, the prevailing narrative in the US "intelligence" and "foreign policy" communities that are now barking so loudly, was that it was all India's fault and Indian aggression. This is...
by Mort Walker
17 Jul 2018 09:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Again

France and Germany realise they need the UK for a defence alliance, and UK knows it needs them to be credible The US strategy is well captured in the post above, also the US made sure that britain gave up India and that france gave up indo china; lack of support over suez... Us made the rules very ...
by Mort Walker
15 Jul 2018 19:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2358
Views: 48111

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Thanks. I'm glad this article in Science is free since I don't have a subscription.
by Mort Walker
14 Jul 2018 05:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1430
Views: 179001

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

^^^Export will be at least 3 MMBPD, and most likely that’s already happening. The bigger story is shale gas. The US has ability to keep the price of oil going too high.
by Mort Walker
13 Jul 2018 19:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2358
Views: 48111

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

AmberGji,

A single neutrino at 290 TeV or several? So correlated with gamma rays consistent to TXS 0506+056?

Also. Multi wavelength observations are detection with different sensors at specific EM frequencies when neutrino interacts with other atoms when passing through?
by Mort Walker
11 Jul 2018 06:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1492
Views: 194340

Re: India's Power Sector

It is all accounted for. Maybe at at one time not any more. Things are a lot more efficient now. There is a reason demand growth is crawling even as the population is much more prosperous than 20 years ago. There is also a lot of low hanging fruit in terms of efficiency and losses to draw on. Right...
by Mort Walker
11 Jul 2018 06:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1492
Views: 194340

Re: India's Power Sector

One reason is that the capital cost upfront is very high even though lifetime costs are low. This cost has to be paid by GoI. Private players can get into price agreements on power, but they pay upfron capital. Nuclear has very high energy density. Nuclear plant load efficiencies and are greater th...
by Mort Walker
08 Jul 2018 22:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1492
Views: 194340

Re: India's Power Sector

Learned beepul one thing that I never understood is if we are able to build 700 MW reactors why not proliferate them instead of buying from elsewhere ? Is it the fuel guarantee thing or shivalik syndrome or something else here at play ? One reason is that the capital cost upfront is very high even ...
by Mort Walker
08 Jul 2018 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 946
Views: 88505

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Trump is tariffing capital and intermediate goods, thus hurting America's downstream producers; while China, Canada are tariffing final goods, thus not disrupting their own production supply chains. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/07/opinion/how-to-lose-a-trade-war.html This is partly true. China i...
by Mort Walker
08 Jul 2018 05:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 884
Views: 31135

Re: BR Forum Feedback

ArjunPandit wrote:^^wonder if there is some event and they can resist the BRF temptation...ghar wapsi campaign needed :P


Unlikely. BRF was created over 20 years ago due to the dearth of information regarding the Indian military. Today there's a lot more information out there and people are better connected.
by Mort Walker
08 Jul 2018 05:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 884
Views: 31135

Re: BR Forum Feedback

^^ Agreed. I felt bad when shiv saar also left. Add rohitvats, Akshay Kapoor, deejay (maybe lurking?), hnair, vina. RB saar too seems invisible of late. I am sure I have missed a few more people. I didn't know hnair left too. Too bad. Vina has been banned again, though he had some good posts, troll...
by Mort Walker
03 Jul 2018 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 884
Views: 31135

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Has brar_w left the forum? I haven't seen a post from him in some time.
by Mort Walker
28 Jun 2018 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1633
Views: 198154

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^Platforms like the P-8I the IN is using are very effective and the IN wants 12 more systems. IN wants 30 P8Is . Are they a navy or an airforce? What submarines are they hunting with these 30 P8Is? Chinese conventional or nuclear ballistic missile subs? A P8I is much more capable plane then the I...
by Mort Walker
28 Jun 2018 08:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1633
Views: 198154

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^Platforms like the P-8I the IN is using are very effective and the IN wants 12 more systems. In other words they are merchandise or malwares charged at premium which are paid by cash (using hard earned money of Indian citizens) and not donated to countries likes terroristan where us taxpayer mon...
by Mort Walker
28 Jun 2018 07:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1633
Views: 198154

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^Platforms like the P-8I the IN is using are very effective and the IN wants 12 more systems.
by Mort Walker
28 Jun 2018 07:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1633
Views: 198154

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The big road blocks are the tariffs, Iran sanctions and CAATSA. The Trump administration has no solutions being proposed to India for those. The GoI is particularly soured about the approach to tariffs. Any delay in the 2+2 meeting will only delay India signing COMCASA and BECA. Subsequently, purcha...

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