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by Gus
14 Jan 2019 01:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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FBI had opened an investigation that their President might be a Russian agent.

The kind of headlines one reads these days ...and not get any shock at all.
by Gus
11 Jan 2019 14:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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is anybody personally affected by the shutdown?
by Gus
05 Jan 2019 23:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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Bachelors can still give it a go and tuck tail and r2i ..married with kids will find it tough.
by Gus
04 Jan 2019 14:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2007
Views: 259308

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

surprised to see so much traction here to trump blathering comments ..i mean what is new here?

I guess there are still folks who are not yet tired of the all the winning..
by Gus
04 Jan 2019 14:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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i hear stories of people afraid to travel to avoid issues getting back. potential problems in filing for extensions and getting many audits etc. i know one friend, who sends family to india for marriages etc, but does not travel himself. his logic is - if they get blocked, he'll sell everything and ...
by Gus
04 Jan 2019 12:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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This shutdown of govt thing is probably uniquely american, isn't it? don't think any other country has this sort of stare downs that's part of legislative and government process.
by Gus
29 Dec 2018 22:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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Geographical South east (the political south) was fairly well populated as climate was hot n humid but had water sources etc. Geographical south west was unpopulated and needed ac. SoCal Phx LV etc got population density only after hoover dam. There was a video that showed population growth in US wi...
by Gus
23 Dec 2018 16:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2635
Views: 423994

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What are the implications to us from fed rate hike?
by Gus
21 Dec 2018 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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all supposed 'adults in the room' (or the hobblers of trump's agenda, as seen by trumpians) are almost gone now. not a single one is left behind. when kelly's gone, all top posts will be fox news type hires, trump personal loyalists etc.
by Gus
21 Dec 2018 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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Mattis quits.
by Gus
20 Dec 2018 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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Yes..
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Trump is declaring victory over ISIS and pulling out of Syria. Putin is cashing out?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/worl ... syria.html
by Gus
19 Dec 2018 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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Yes..fun times those. If you are visiting Chennai do let me know.
by Gus
19 Dec 2018 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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I got tired of taking every visiting guest so I started telling them to take the car and I'll even buy tickets for them but I am not going with them. :cry:
by Gus
10 Dec 2018 12:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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.
by Gus
06 Dec 2018 21:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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They can believe that but why are Canadians playing along and acting as Massa police Dept.

Same Canadians will host Khali terrorists and known killers.
by Gus
06 Dec 2018 12:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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DT did not want the fait accompli and hence dropped the platform demand. You are right. moscow trump tower, russian money via Deutsche bank over the years have nothing to do with this. And this has nothing to do with Manafort as well. DT came up with this foreign policy decision, after consulting w...
by Gus
05 Dec 2018 14:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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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.
by Gus
04 Dec 2018 14:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

Re: Understanding the US - Again

heh..singha..check this for expressions from merkel macron and dj

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by Gus
01 Dec 2018 22:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 643804

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Biz people demand CA to do things or else they'll take account elsewhere. It's not right to blame one party in a connected ecosystem of tax evasion.
by Gus
01 Dec 2018 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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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.
by Gus
30 Nov 2018 06:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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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.
by Gus
29 Nov 2018 13:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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ramana wrote:Gus,
I know you are going to complain about me, but why are you bringing Kashmir in this thread?


You can ask a direct question without second guessing.

It's an analogy meant to point out that people have become immune to mass shootings and legislators are not responding to crisis.
by Gus
28 Nov 2018 18:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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SDNY can get jr, possibly damad (julyani telling damad was expendable was bizarre, but can become true..) all courtesy of cohen who seems to have completely flipped, unlike manafort. but the russian question will still remain contested and the tribes will continue to treat it as every other issue.
by Gus
28 Nov 2018 16:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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yes..but what is the endgame really, if trump refuses to submit to subpoena and it goes to SC and he has 5-4 there..and majority in senate as well..so no impeachment. only house investigation drama. at best, mueller can indict everybody below him and watch them get pardoned, if he does not get fired...
by Gus
27 Nov 2018 22:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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roger stone won't go down that easy. lots of dirty tricks up his sleeve. manafort is now accused of not cooperating. he will now refuse all cooperation and take sentencing, and get pardoned. corsey is dillydallying and will drag his feet. trump is now labeling mueller as "gone rogue". firi...
by Gus
24 Nov 2018 22:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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fake news report on highly conflicted mueller pushing on his witch-hunt and getting one step closer to "i was joking about julian assange" robert stone

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/23/poli ... index.html
by Gus
23 Nov 2018 14:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 643804

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

my CA cousin who runs his own company..I could not even meet him for almost two months now. he's terribly busy with IT filings as volume has tripled for him. Spoke with him and he was telling that companies have to report turnover properly as everything is linked. earlier, they'll report higher turn...
by Gus
22 Nov 2018 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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nandakumar wrote:A related question. Will Rupay card work at all ATMs? Also what about card reader machines at petrol bunks?


I am using it in chennai and interior TN. in rural areas, rupay is even more widespread as most people's first card is rupay via JDY accounts.
by Gus
22 Nov 2018 11:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 643804

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Why r u responding to dhruv rathee and wire nonsense..there's more where that comes from.
by Gus
22 Nov 2018 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Call your bank and ask them to replace current debit card with rupay ones.

You can do that to credit cards as well, but you may want to keep at least one card in v/m for foreign travel.
by Gus
20 Nov 2018 06:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

Re: Understanding the US - Again

What Republican Party? There is only trump party now. Only trump loyalists can survive primaries. And they are more likely to lose in general. Only voter suppression has saved senate seats or else even that would have been at risk.
by Gus
16 Nov 2018 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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Trump concentrated on senates and made a lot of races close in deep red states that he won comfortable in 2016, resulting in huge unpredictable wins in a friendly map.
by Gus
16 Nov 2018 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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Matt Whitaker seems to be the bestest of the best people ever brought on. Dude was hawking time machine, sasquatch and masculine toilets. An excellent find.
by Gus
08 Nov 2018 14:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2635
Views: 423994

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

small farmers are doomed. their kids have already fled to the cities. the ones in distress get gobbled up by nearby big farmers or benamis of politicians. my solution is forming a co-op and benefit from economies of scale and risk-pooling and better collective bargaining.. but unfortunately, these f...
by Gus
08 Nov 2018 12:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2635
Views: 423994

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Increasing transparency in the chain, removing middle-men and artificial barriers in agri products moving from farm to market - will greatly reduce the 'bull-whip effect'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullwhip_effect The bullwhip effect is a distribution channel phenomenon in which forecasts yield ...
by Gus
08 Nov 2018 12:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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Sessions was a deep state plant, now finally gotten rid off, after tremendous success.

Next up, corrupt Rosenstein. And then sex-offender Mueller.
by Gus
05 Nov 2018 15:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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plus any adopted kids under 16...

and if the norwegian adopts a nigerian... :shock:
by Gus
05 Nov 2018 12:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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Gus, I think parents of US citizens (18 yrs) get GC immediately. u r right..they come under immediate relative category and no quota limits.. tbh..i never thought of that as even an option for me..it makes no sense to move over in my 50s. that's the worst age..can't work like in 30s, and feel all l...
by Gus
05 Nov 2018 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196274

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For example, many rich Chinese, send pregnant wives to the US so that the baby born automatically gets US citizenship, who can then sponsor the parents and siblings. Gautam hmmm..the child becomes 21 years old and then files for family GC of parents and siblings..which is like another 10 years or s...

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