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by Gus
20 Jul 2018 06:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Did DT give up part of Ukraine to Russia? . well...Russia already has Crimea. Sanctions are not going to make Russia give it up. Nobody is going to war with Russia over Crimea. the SD hilary atlanticist etc gang overplayed their hand by expanding nato to eastern bloc. That had no benefits to US oth...
by Gus
19 Jul 2018 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

hilary is president not only fox, but in brf too it seems
by Gus
18 Jul 2018 23:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

you forget to add 'emails', 'server'.
by Gus
18 Jul 2018 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

declaring his Total Faith In The Pronouncements of US Intelligence Services. sure...along with "It could be other people also. A lot of people out there" :lol: when all US agencies have only pointed to Russia, and indictments from his DoJ are on Russians. And there's a Russian now caught ...
by Gus
17 Jul 2018 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Please use some other country pairs for this sarcastic post you didn't have to delete what you wrote... :P even fox news found some of this to be indefensible. from a purely 'Indians who were annoyed with US interference' etc pov...this is great stuff. we'll probably have no more bashans from state...
by Gus
16 Jul 2018 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

ramana wrote:There were interpreters on both sides.


yeah, there'll be translators. But no other staff. And translators cannot speak to others about what was discussed. So, in effect, that IS a private meeting.
by Gus
16 Jul 2018 07:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

bannon seems to be camping in EU for months now riling up nativism and resentment against immigrants.

while some have fond hopes of this hate being tailored to just muslims...it never works that way
by Gus
15 Jul 2018 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

charged with what/ what is that Guilty plea? Has any US citizen pled guilty to working with Russians to sabotage elections? or help Russians with sabotage of election? you can look up who is charged with what. you can also choose to ignore what people denied everything, telling things like I've nev...
by Gus
15 Jul 2018 05:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Plenty of residents are charged and have pled guilty. It’s not like that matters either to the “haha fake news” and “deep state” crowd.
by Gus
14 Jul 2018 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The only reason why there is a “no interpreter or anybody in the room” meeting, is to allow a claim that “I did ask about election meddling” :D trump is now covering up for Putin, and right after the indictments of GRU intel officers.
by Gus
11 Jul 2018 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Why are people assuming Trump knows what is right solution to a problem? and knows what to do, to get the solution? all these "oh he is doing this seemingly crazy thing, is because he knows that will work, and only he can make it work, and I know it will work" etc ..just seems a willful su...
by Gus
10 Jul 2018 19:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

chinese may have weaker hand, but we all know who has tiny hands :P
by Gus
09 Jul 2018 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272344

Re: Internal Security Watch

praveen patil of 543

For the first time in this century India has had 30 consecutive months without a single major Islamic terrorism incident outside J&K. The last major Islamic terrorism incident was on January 2nd 2016 in Pathankot
by Gus
09 Jul 2018 19:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

not honoring contracts, threatening law suits and "I'll take the ball and go home" blustering may have worked in NY real estate.

not sure if that's how you can shakedown china.

in an election year, trump has more to lose politically than a "leader for life" xi.
by Gus
06 Jul 2018 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
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Views: 72841

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scott pruitt is gone?

he was a weird one..even more than others. who buys used mattresses from hotels :-?
by Gus
06 Jul 2018 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

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HD is not fully sourcing from local Indian suppliers. It is still attracting high duty, especially on the high range models.

I think they should just bite it and move fully into India. There's a growing market for hi end cruise bikes.

the british enfield did that and now survives only in India!
by Gus
02 Jul 2018 23:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1754
Views: 255327

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Dollar to rupee is still approximately where it was in 2016-17. What the hoo haa about exchange rate is that they are comparing to a temporary appreciation for a few months after that. one dude in my classmates group was going all aggro about that and I pointed out that exchange rate was 39 in 2007...
by Gus
02 Jul 2018 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

there are a couple of known signs with the three finger.. but both involves two hands.

a 2 and a 3 - is for 23 = W

or a W and a P on the other hand = WP.

not sure what this one handed sign is for..could be a local thing.
by Gus
28 Jun 2018 05:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1754
Views: 255327

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Everything played its part...JDY, electricity, low inflation and I would say demo too.
by Gus
25 Jun 2018 18:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

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"I wish I were an illegally arrived child instead of a legal one" I get the point...but crapping on kids being detained and making it into a 'what about us' just comes across as crass. these dalca ones have options of F1 when they enroll into kaalij and their own H1 when they get a job. th...
by Gus
23 Jun 2018 02:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
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Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

yes, it's a real issue. the problem is the false equivalency and whataboutery and irrelevant arguments which does not help either of the victims here.
by Gus
22 Jun 2018 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

h1bs who stayed here for close to two decades, but not having GC done, and possibly being forced to leave, and so what to do about US born citizen kid is the same as asylum seekers being separated from smaller kid (toddlers and infants included) and being detained and no certainty of what happens. Y...
by Gus
22 Jun 2018 18:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Several Asians are now questioning why they are being separated from their parents and kids? Particularly when they have come legally and are contributing to the American economy! "people are saying" :D who are these legal immigrant "several asians" that are separated from their...
by Gus
22 Jun 2018 02:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

the emerging soundbites are that Donnie thought the base would lap up the separation policy but the barrage of -ve television changed his mind. also family detention/internment seems to be the not so secret policy that was the intention all along a good section of the base does love this. unfortuna...
by Gus
22 Jun 2018 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

amirkhans are tame...outside of twitter rants, most would do phone calls to their reps (which can be effective, if you are in their donor list).. folks are just scared into submission...and won't risk any encounter with the justice system. only egregious violence on blacks tends to bring the blacks ...
by Gus
21 Jun 2018 18:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

it'll be several months before kids who were moved around the system from one place to another, from cells to centers to fosters etc..to be united with parents who may have been released/deported earlier. locating people, verifying identities, logistics and legalities of handovers etc...it's going t...
by Gus
21 Jun 2018 00:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
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Views: 72841

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H1b folks from India don't abuse the family sponsorship. I've knows folks letting it expire as it's hard to travel every year as old age/health problems/disinterest sets in. The wait times are also too long to be worthwhile. By the time a regular H1 fellow gets a GC and then a citizenship, and then ...
by Gus
20 Jun 2018 17:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

No Sir, that is not what is happening at the Mexican border, not at all. There Central American refugees are coming with their minor dependents and claiming political asylum at the border. what I am reading is - the guards at asylum entry tell the asylum seekers that the path/road (for legal entry ...
by Gus
20 Jun 2018 17:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

It is possible that the govt can separate your kid from you, and deport you to India. This would be under extraordinary circumstances like your wife claiming you are taking kid to India (abduction). Can she return to India? I have not changed her passport to Indian passport, as she has not lived in ...
by Gus
20 Jun 2018 08:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
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Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Some (or many) people gaming the system is justification for separating kids - even while breastfeeding. As usual, taking a club and swinging it away at problems.
by Gus
19 Jun 2018 18:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

ted cruz? he's leading the polls in his re-election...wonder what's compelling him to pre-empt the moves on this by his opponent. other polls suggest that republican voters actually like these policies that are designed to discourage immigration, asylum etc.
by Gus
18 Jun 2018 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Or the Popular Judean Concil of Revolution /endMontyPythonRef
by Gus
18 Jun 2018 18:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

interesting to hear politicians defending the policy of separating children at the border excellent opp for some of the do-gooder/bleeding heart/'useful idiot' types to make some noises about this horrible stuff...but then these were always slaves to agendas set from there and not really driven by ...
by Gus
16 Jun 2018 02:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

the other perspective is that post ww2 the US built the new world order which talked about freedom and liberty but was actually geared to ensure US dominance over the rest of the world - barring the soviets. when the soviets fell, the US became undisputed champion and Europe remained a vassal set o...
by Gus
16 Jun 2018 02:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183536

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Hike the tariffs on the harleys, and force/incentivize to move them more into India...

The market is expanding in India, while it is literally dying out in the US.
by Gus
12 Jun 2018 21:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
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Lalmohan wrote:apparently more charges heading for manafort this Friday...


pressure's piling up on him. the witness tampering charges might put him in jail pre-trial to other charges. would be interesting to see if he gets pardon for witness tampering. mueller included the russian as well in those charges.
by Gus
12 Jun 2018 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
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Re: Understanding the US- Again

but i thought deal readel does not go ones and twos...
by Gus
11 Jun 2018 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

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From teetaar

Merkel: Tell us what Putin has on you and maybe we can help.
by Gus
09 Jun 2018 01:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Suraj, the benefits of the cheap cost of printing dollars, and the 'free trade' with allies etc...went to the top, while the white working middle class steadily lost ground. trump has tapped into that frustration and anger, and now makes big deal out of his trade wars, barriers, non-signing of trade...
by Gus
09 Jun 2018 00:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 782
Views: 72841

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There is some truth to the argument that these 'allies' have benefited from trade with US, but US has regressed from their high and mighty position a few decades before. but this 'break it down, and we can rebuild in our favor' technique has not yet worked out (yet) and it more and more comes across...

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