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by Christopher Sidor
22 Feb 2015 13:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4279
Views: 289931

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Not feasible. They have no money. It is like India using USD as its currency, defaulting on its sovereign debt and then still saying that India will continue to use USD. Where will India get USD?

USD = US Dollar.
by Christopher Sidor
22 Feb 2015 13:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 151751

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

In the entire speech given by Rajan, can somebody please point out the line or lines where Rajan made any reference or where he equated or compared or drew parallel between Modi and Hitler?
by Christopher Sidor
22 Feb 2015 12:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4279
Views: 289931

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

If there is s Grexit, i.e. exit of Greece from Euro, then unlike last time the disproportionate burden will be shared by the Greeks and the sovereigns of Euro Zone and EU who have lent money to Greece. There are very few private investors of Greece public debt left. Most of them have moved on. In ca...
by Christopher Sidor
22 Feb 2015 11:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 151751

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

The current RBI governor has been one of the sanest voices both in the fag end of UPA-II as well as the current ruling dispensation. His has been the only sane voice in the entire current ruling establishment, who has said that the inflation has to come down before we go ahead in a meaningful and su...
by Christopher Sidor
19 Dec 2014 06:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4279
Views: 289931

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

. Exxon Mobil Shows Why U.S. Oil Output Rises as Prices Plunge -Bloomberg dated 19-Dec-2014 From the article U.S. energy producers plan to pump more crude in 2015 as declining equipment costs and enhanced drilling techniques more than offset the collapse in oil markets, said Troy Eckard, whose Ecka...
by Christopher Sidor
19 Dec 2014 06:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 109720

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

Now that the mastermind of the Mumbai attacks is free, it is clear where Pakistani policy is headed. They are going to go after the bad terrorist and let the good ones be. The good ones will be LeT, Mullah Omar, Haqqani Network, etc. The so called strategic assets. The bad ones like the so called 57...
by Christopher Sidor
17 Dec 2014 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 109720

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

Reports are coming in of another attack in yemen on a school bus carrying female students.

What is with this ideology which seeks to put children as acceptable targets?
by Christopher Sidor
16 Dec 2014 23:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 109720

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

Islamists have no problem in killing or even raping children. Was there not a video doing rounds on SM where ISIS was shooting AK47s into some few dozen toddlers? That video shook me up more than anything ever. This ideology needs to be wiped off the planet asap. I concur. But what do we do for tho...
by Christopher Sidor
16 Dec 2014 23:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 109720

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

I do not think that this massacre of young children would lead to any change w.r.t pakhandhis policies of utilizing non-state actors. They lost the daughter of bhutto to the same set of miscreants, though it was ironic that bhutto's daughter and her transport minister were instrumental in creation o...
by Christopher Sidor
16 Dec 2014 22:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 151751

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

I hope we do not make hasty decisions as far as rate cut is concerned. One of the mess that mummy+yuaraj+silent cambridge educated economist have left us with is the high CPI inflation. Let us slay this rotten apple gifted to us by UPA.
by Christopher Sidor
16 Dec 2014 22:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 109720

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

Badmash says that Zarb e Azb has reached a decisive phase. Whatever that means. Imran says that it is the entire nations` fault. :rotfl: Jiyo Imran. Well imran obviously cannot take ownership for his faults. I am not to blame it is everybody who is to blame, classic escapist tendencies. This is wha...
by Christopher Sidor
16 Dec 2014 22:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 109720

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

Sidor: Such a loss of life is no way justified nor is they-deserve-it attitude. So the fact these paki zygotes of paki personnel won't grow up to be adults who will kill Indians still does not stop you from bleeding over everyone in your vicinity about how all loss of life is bad, is it? How charmi...
by Christopher Sidor
16 Dec 2014 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 149050

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

I wonder would USA call upon India to obey the sanctions which are being proposed on Russia, especially if the sanctions are on the same league as those imposed on Iran? And what would be India's response? Would India buckle under like it did for Iranian sanctions.
by Christopher Sidor
16 Dec 2014 20:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 151751

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

WPI has fallen to 0. But how far will it remain at 0? And further CPI has not come down to sub 5% range. It is not WPI that impacts us, it is CPI. We do not buy stuff at Wholesale prices. The pertinent question is why CPI is not going down significantly and whether it will stay down for extended per...
by Christopher Sidor
16 Dec 2014 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 109720

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

It is heartfell what happened to the army run public school today, in Peshawar. Such a loss of life is no way justified nor is they-deserve-it attitude. But unlike the british PM who mistaken believes that the children were killed because they wanted to go to school, we in India should have no illus...
by Christopher Sidor
30 Nov 2014 19:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 164681

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Rafale on its own may not be able to tilt the balance. But in conjunction with Su-30, PAK-FA and possible AMCA it will definitely do that especially if get sufficient numbers to deploy against PRC.
by Christopher Sidor
30 Nov 2014 19:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145087

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Thanks Liu your posts have been the most informative. How do you plan to pay for your automobile? Is it through financing or is it an outright purchase? If it is financing, what is the rate of interest that you will or are paying? Is it fixed for the tenure of the loan or is it floating? And if poss...
by Christopher Sidor
29 Nov 2014 21:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1165069

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

^^^^^^^
Hope to see that happen in my life time.
by Christopher Sidor
30 Jul 2014 20:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4279
Views: 289931

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

^^^^IIRC Russia is a net producer of gold. If they are buying locally then they are injecting cash into their economy. If they are buying globally they hedging their currency by taking advantage of their currency's international market worth. They could also be using up foreign exchange credit. Or ...
by Christopher Sidor
20 Jul 2014 23:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4279
Views: 289931

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

This is really going OT but here it goes, we should have a target of having minimum 30% of all of our additional electricity generation capacity being added every year by Renewables, i.e. solar, bio gas, wind, tidal and if possible geo-thermal. 30% by nuclear and the remaining by hydrocarbon and sol...
by Christopher Sidor
19 Jul 2014 08:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 338233

Re: Indian Interests

The recent disruptions in Parliament is uncalled for, is grossly uncouth and callous as far real interests are concerned. Here we have inflation sky high, observe the sky high prices of tomatoes, we have coal stocks in our power plants which will hardly last 2-7 days and some nincompoops representat...
by Christopher Sidor
19 Jul 2014 07:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4279
Views: 289931

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

In fact it might be nearer that we thought. By the end of the year 2014 the US Fed will finally end its QE program. The US Fed believes that the recovery has significant wings. The US Fed has said it will keep interest rates low for foreseeable future unless off-course the inflation gene goes berse...
by Christopher Sidor
17 Jul 2014 00:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4279
Views: 289931

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

One of the sectors where the bubble might originate is the Tech Industry in US. Just like late 1990s, we are seeing unjustified valuation of Social tech or Web 2.0 tech companies which have not made profits or will unlikely make any. All of this based on data being collected for users and being sold...
by Christopher Sidor
16 Jul 2014 22:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4279
Views: 289931

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

BIS Speaks :) BIS chief fears fresh Lehman from worldwide debt surge People will disregard it as usual. BIS warned before 2007 crash. BIS warned before tech bust. BIS warned before TOkyo housing bust. In fact it might be nearer that we thought. By the end of the year 2014 the US Fed will finally en...
by Christopher Sidor
16 Jul 2014 22:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 212006

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

For IAF, Rafale makes the grade ---- The Hindu Dated 16-July-2014 Russia is fast losing its dominance in Indian skies as the Indian Air Force is sticking to its guns on inducting 127 Rafale fighter jets from France and turning to the domestic military industry to supplement its requirements. Defenc...
by Christopher Sidor
12 Jul 2014 10:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 151751

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

JNURM was instrumental in helping blr get its showpiece and calling card over other metros - the network of Volvo buses. blr has a lot more volvos than marcopolo or tata/AL buses. perhaps the only city in india with so many comfortable high end public buses. Not only that, for the past few weeks I ...
by Christopher Sidor
12 Jul 2014 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1813
Views: 169082

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Singha wrote:Foch as catobar would only make sense if we wanted to use breguet alize and super etendard (reopen prod lines). really doubt it could hurl the Mig29K.

What about f35 or SU 33 or the naval variant of pak-fa?

Though 60k tonnes is small. We need 70k.
by Christopher Sidor
12 Jul 2014 08:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4279
Views: 289931

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Argentina’s Sovereign Bondage ---- Project Syndicate Dated 9-July-2014 At the end of the day there is no law related to sovereign debt default. There are mechanisms but no law as such. Argentina defaulted on its debt in 2001. Most of its debt was restructured. But a few held out. The issue was firs...
by Christopher Sidor
06 Jul 2014 10:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 366739

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Chinese High Speed Rail Leapfrog Development. ---- Jamestown Foundation 3-July-2014 From the beginning, Chinese media and government sources were explicit that China planned to compete with established train manufactures in their home markets and around the world. .... .... The development trajecto...
by Christopher Sidor
05 Jul 2014 07:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 376066

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Nobody can get Chinese knickers in twist like the Japanese. Dragon comments resemble more like rant of a neighbourhood bully who came across a mafioso. All of the talk about Japan's militaristic urges returning, misses the point. How come Japan, which had the most pacific constitution in post WWII ...
by Christopher Sidor
05 Jul 2014 07:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 375537

Re: Deterrence

^^^ Extremely good point. The purpose of BMD, even a rudimentary one, is to make sure that ones opponent starts to think, Shit my payloads might not get through. There are two means to counter this. One to build more missiles, which will increase the cost for your opponent and the second is for your...
by Christopher Sidor
05 Jul 2014 06:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 212006

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

We are missing the bigger picture over here. Russia's dependence on PRC is going to increase further, not decrease. We can expect a practical alliance between them in the next few years. Given this scenario we should be very wary of getting migs for MMRCA. Secondly the problem with LCA remains the f...
by Christopher Sidor
02 Jul 2014 21:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 366739

Re: Indian Railways Thread

SanjayC wrote:It's raining in Mumbai metro!

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Considering the mess that they made in the Delhi airport express line this was expected. I recall reading that some BEST busses could not climb the flyovers of Bombay, because they were built in the Middle Kingdom.
by Christopher Sidor
22 Jun 2014 13:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 212006

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

ashish raval wrote:^^ self sufficiency my friend don't rely on any damn person on earth for anything. French learned this hard facts in WW-II.

+1

How true.
by Christopher Sidor
22 Jun 2014 12:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145087

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

China’s Real-Estate Wrongs One more article this time from a professor in the capital of PRC. Some salient points 1) the real estate segment of the economy accounts for about 30% of growth of PRC. 2) currently it would take about 34 years for an average Beijing resident to buy a house in Beijing if...
by Christopher Sidor
22 Jun 2014 11:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 338233

Re: Indian Interests

^^^^
It was not our war. The issue the fascist, including the Imperial Japanese, had with India was that it was being used to by the so called allies as a base and source of men and materials.

All of these Indians lives which were lost in WW-II were essentially fighting somebody else's war.
by Christopher Sidor
22 Jun 2014 11:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Division of UP and its implications
Replies: 164
Views: 5936

Re: Division of UP and its implications

Dividing UP will not solve its problem. It is hobbled by the fact that its leaders post mandal have been crass castist. It along with Bihar is a poster child of how good intentions, empowering the downtrodden can turn on its head. It had a CM who was callous enough not to visit the parents of victim...
by Christopher Sidor
22 Jun 2014 10:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145087

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

^^^^ So the two biggest economies are today addicted to cheap money. The only superficial difference is the degree. One to zero interest rate of its central banker and the second to cheap financing of government's SOE. I wonder which is more corrosive? With PRC it is as if its transition to a market...
by Christopher Sidor
22 Jun 2014 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 340689

Re: Geopolitical thread

^^^^
Typical British imperial crap mentality. They are so much fighting the last centuries first half wars. This conflict in Afghanistan is not due to division of India.
by Christopher Sidor
12 Jun 2014 22:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 145087

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

So a second stimulus is being prepped up again. People must have been concerned about the growth rate falling drastically and below the expected value. Another thing which really bothered me. When CPC put out a target of 7.5%, why did they choose this specific value? Why 7.5%, why not 7.3 or 7.9 or ...

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