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by Dhiman
22 Jun 2011 10:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

In India barely 3 % of the population pays income tax (so I guess most of India is certainly not 'stupid' enough to pay taxes) - yatha praja, tatha raja :) Hence we have an over reliance on indirect taxes, like taxes on fuel. This issue really does not interest me at least for now, but I thought it...
by Dhiman
21 Jun 2011 11:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

I agree with that. Our judiciary is strong,but our democracy is not matured, our politicians are not matured,and we have almost everyone flouting power, when they get elected. If by "strong" you mean that the Supreme Court is able to hold its own fort and has the ability and motivation to...
by Dhiman
20 Jun 2011 12:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

Boss if you want to discuss we can always do on another more relevant thread. No thanks. Maybe some other time definitely. Doing so here makes it OT and Mods are usually not please with OT stuff. Then please try to keep on topic next time. Instead of telling someone that replies to your off-topic c...
by Dhiman
20 Jun 2011 12:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

I would read the para above to indicate that you are looking for an across the board revolution which sweeps away the current political class and replaces it with a new one Exactly. Do you know what the current political class is made up of? Its made up of mainly political families and criminals + ...
by Dhiman
20 Jun 2011 12:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

Oh not at all. Forthing in the mouth on Internet forums is good time pass. However, doing something in the real world would be worth its while. And on what basis are you assuming that I am not doing anything in the real world? What I'd personally do and will do is contribute by showing by displeasu...
by Dhiman
20 Jun 2011 11:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

Remember 1947 was also a revolution where the blood sucking colonial power was ousted by the downtrodden. Now more 60 years later you need to call for another revolution. When will you be calling for the next one? So according to you, we should all just go to sleep and do nothing since as you say t...
by Dhiman
20 Jun 2011 11:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

Why not make the entire police force independent ? What we need is a revolution that would would constitute a new government which would be willing to do a comprehensive reform of governance in this country starting with a massive witch hunt against the corrupt. Whether such a revolution will actua...
by Dhiman
18 Jun 2011 11:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

Dhiman Ji, if you are questioning me you also read then what i have written. I am saying exactly that. I have posted that the lack of reform in the system is attracting criminal minded people into politics. Specific solutions to make it less attractive to the corrupt have been given. Please go thro...
by Dhiman
17 Jun 2011 21:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

Neela Ji, From the link you gave. He also talks of betting syndicates etc. This is a topic we discussed earlier. If Indians were indeed so corrupt, and this was mentioned earlier, If India was so corrupt??? You mean to tell me that there is actually a debate where one party is arguging that India i...
by Dhiman
17 Jun 2011 21:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

I for one, would be willing to give up a lot of the freedoms I enjoy and make a tradeoff for a Chinese or a Singaporean model, because that is the only way I see our people surviving in the long run. IS NOT TO EMPOWER AND APPEASE THIS BEHAVIOUR BY THE MASSES, BUT TO DISEMPOWER THE MASSES, Ah great....
by Dhiman
17 Jun 2011 13:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

1. Political retribution for any party that has indulged in systematic corruption 2. A debate on Lokpal and other immediate measures to be put in place so acts of corruption can be identified and caught early 3. Tackling longer term systemic issues that fundamentally give rise to corruption. This r...
by Dhiman
15 Jun 2011 20:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

From http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/no-go ... ourt-84917: Its a general comment from an arm of the "government" complaining about lack of funding...How is that tantamounting to the govt using funding as a bargaining tool with the juduciary on specific cases? In the case of Lokpal, as I...
by Dhiman
15 Jun 2011 12:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

??You think that when RBI needs to pay its staff salaries at the end of each month, it simply asks the printing press @ Mint street to crank up production by a few crores?! The costs of maintaining RBI comes from the same source that all statutory bodies/PSUs are funded - GOI... Don't worry too muc...
by Dhiman
14 Jun 2011 09:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

The fact that under the criminal law as it exists today, all alleged crimes need to be "admitted" by a court of law before prosecution proceedings can begin...The judge (or bench) decides based on the preliminary complaint and investigation whether there is a prima facie case - its only a...
by Dhiman
13 Jun 2011 09:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

One, its not a silver bullet - which it isnt, nothing is... self evident, obvious, and moot point. Not sure why you are repeating this. Ahem, this suggestion sucks! You might as well create a cabal that will control LokPal selection And what about the funding aspects of LokPal, when are they funded...
by Dhiman
12 Jun 2011 11:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

Narad wrote:Baba Ramdev ends nine-day-old fast: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


Job well executed. Definitely kept the Korrupt Kangress Klan (KKK) on hooks while it lasted and exposed their evil face though his peaceful protest that scared the shit out of KKK.
by Dhiman
12 Jun 2011 00:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

Sir, Thank you for soliciting public feedback regarding the proposed Lokpal Bill. I have read through the full text draft of the bill and have the following suggestion/comments: 1. Inclusion of a "Research, Analysis, and Publication Wing" under the LokPal. The draft bill mandates that Lokp...
by Dhiman
11 Jun 2011 22:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

1. Keep the ambit of Lokpal to officers above Dy Secretary or equivalent - basically prevent it from being inundated with petty public corruption complaints.. 2. Restrict the coverage to the "government" only, basically exclude Public Sector Undertakings...Prevention of Corruption Act (PC...
by Dhiman
10 Jun 2011 09:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

First: What is that 'this' that they demand?. Even if you assume that they are not demanding anything, there is nothing wrong with that. What is important here is their right to protest peacefully without being violently attacked by a corrupt government. Third: The demands are controversial to some...
by Dhiman
09 Jun 2011 21:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

Barring the point on Lokpal (where the good Baba himself is not sure what he means by "strong Lokpal - given his flipflops), His flip-flops are HIS prerogative not yours. which other "demand" in that 10 point list has been acceeded to? 1 out of 10 is now 90%? LOL, didn't the GoI mini...
by Dhiman
09 Jun 2011 21:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

He got GoI to accept 90% of this demands Which are? (rest of the stuff are your POV, which you are entitield to).. Read the news. The rest is not POV, facts . BTW, you take a US State Dept flunkey's certificate on our democracy so dearly! No I don't, but let me know when YOU manage to get the state...
by Dhiman
09 Jun 2011 21:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

We were discssing the modus operandi and objectives of BR Even if all he is doing is to create "rukus", he is doing a fabulous job of doing so. That by itself is a major achievement, becuase it shows that Kangress doesn't have its act together. His other major achievements: 1. He exposed ...
by Dhiman
09 Jun 2011 20:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

We were discssing the modus operandi and objectives of BR, not the "common man"...I am still at a loss on what is "this" that the good Baba wanted in order to not do the "fast", apparently 99% of of which was accpeted by the govt... The amount of masssive takleef that ...
by Dhiman
09 Jun 2011 10:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

Simply because if that "someone" is not presenting anything useful as a narrative, being a general nuisance and providing enough excuses to the govt to wriggle out of tough questions that others are posing, then I can only conclude that the "someone" is interested not in the iss...
by Dhiman
09 Jun 2011 09:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

If anyone, BR included, thinks he is a better alternative, let him come to the market/battle-place... I am curious to know on what basis are you laying this requirement repeatedly that if someone has a better alternative, they should stand up for elections? Why act through subterfuge and wishy wash...
by Dhiman
07 Jun 2011 20:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

Not really...Actually there is a gulf of difference between what the folks "using" AH were trying to do and what BR is trying out..Likes of Arvind Kejriwal et al had a specific agenda in mind, ie, Lokpal, had an idea of what the animal should look like, and wanted to force the issue (whic...
by Dhiman
07 Jun 2011 10:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 268792

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

I'm still waiting for the 'Indian Spring'. Go Hosni Manmohan Singh Go! Hopefully a peaceful one at that. Also, when I hope of peacel", I don't mean to imply that there is a danger of protestors turning violent, what I mean to imply is that there is a danger of government turning violent. MMS w...
by Dhiman
06 Jun 2011 09:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318561

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

All this hoopla has brought up more questions in my mind rather than any answers: 1) I don't understand this logic of taking "permission" from the government to stage a protest. What is the use of the protest if one has to take permission from those you are protesting against? 2) Is it leg...
by Dhiman
05 Jun 2011 02:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318561

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Wondering where is the remote control of what happened at Ramlia ground today?. 5000 policeman, 15 companies of armed police, lathicharging , heavy teargas shell firing for almost an hour on sleeping people, destroying the stage,audio system etc. A corrupt government of few exploiting the rest of t...
by Dhiman
30 May 2011 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan nuclear capability, fissile material and sites
Replies: 316
Views: 27669

Re: Pakistan nuclear capability, fissile material and sites

Q. It is being said that Pakistan is developing tactical nuclear weapons in a big way for use against India. Can these be special target of theft by terrorist groups, especially when they are said to have insider support in the Pakistan nuclear establishment, the armed forces or the ISI? A. There a...
by Dhiman
27 May 2011 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan nuclear capability, fissile material and sites
Replies: 316
Views: 27669

Re: Pakistan nuclear capability, fissile material and sites

shiv-ji, i buy your logic that only the state-actors can deploy, target and use a nuke weapon against india. non-state actors can steal fissile material and disperse it using conventional explosives, creating a fukushima++ incident. JDAM-lite if you will. in fact, if JDAM = state actor then it is &...
by Dhiman
27 May 2011 10:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan nuclear capability, fissile material and sites
Replies: 316
Views: 27669

Re: Pakistan nuclear capability, fissile material and sites

If China and he USA do not see sense they have to be forced to see sense. And that will occur if jihadis get nuclear material. Everything must be done to set the stage for a jihadi take-over of Pakistan. If China and teh US can see sense in not supporting Pakistan's nuclear blackmail against India ...
by Dhiman
24 May 2011 10:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318561

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

As per http://www.timesnow.tv/Will-Kanimozhi-get-bail/videoshow/4374098.cms, Kani moving high court for bail on the grounds that she needs to take care of her school going child becuase the father is working abroad in Singapore and cannot take care of the child. Q1. Why does the father have to work ...
by Dhiman
24 May 2011 10:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 2011
Replies: 2866
Views: 238768

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 201

... Then they will let off a dirty nuke on Mumbai in Shiv Sena bhavan and watch the aftermath. UPA will tie itself in knots as to how to respond. Half of Pawar/INC guys will be gloating. Other half will be dead. ... Sir, I have been doing some dhoti shivering along similar lines for last few weeks ...
by Dhiman
21 May 2011 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318561

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Has someone forgot about the money? Any news on how much money will be recovered? No point her going to jail but still keeps the stolen money. And let's not forget Radia and Barkha too. I am surprised that these two have survived outside Tihar so far. Abetting Facilitating the biggest corruption sc...
by Dhiman
10 May 2011 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Killed in Pakistan-2
Replies: 496
Views: 46287

Re: Osama Bin Laden Killed in Pakistan-2

While US definitely does not have anything "against" India, as the pre-eminent power of the world, it definitely does not see extension of India's influence over Pakistan and Afghanistan as something that would be favorable to either US pre-eminence or interests (yet!). A lot more things ...
by Dhiman
10 May 2011 10:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Killed in Pakistan-2
Replies: 496
Views: 46287

Re: Osama Bin Laden Killed Pakistan-2

BO deftly ducked questions on Pakistan. Even after an event of such magnitude, he refused to say that he does not trust the Pakis. This indicates a reluctance to publicly implicate the Pakis, hence it indicates the continuance of the same old policies. The fact that OBL was found living close to Is...
by Dhiman
21 Apr 2011 11:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318561

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Paper vote counts can validate clearly if winning is right or wrong for such close election results. Neither electronic-only ballot nor paper-only ballot are secure by themselves since both can be manipulated either by replacing the software/hardware of the electronic machine or by paper vote stuff...
by Dhiman
20 Apr 2011 11:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318561

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

If someone can tamper the machine to record wrong votes, can't they tamper the machine to print out wrong results as well? This raises two possibilities: 1) that my vote was tampered with as my vote printed out on paper was not the same as the vote that I entered on the machine. 2) I am deliberately...
by Dhiman
30 Mar 2011 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318561

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

No action against Radia yet? Seems like the bi*ch has almost been forgotten. If nothing else, surely there must be some obscure law under which she can be booked or is there no space for females in Tihar?

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