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Positive News from the USA

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby UlanBatori » 08 Sep 2017 01:43

Just good ol' American patriots exercising their Fundamental Right to Bare Arms, carrying their pet baby automatic rifles down an American street on a stroll on a sunny day.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby chanakyaa » 08 Sep 2017 04:41

Following is EPIC!! YooS has figured out that they can borrow any amount of money (ok, there is no such thing as money :wink:) without any consequences, SO, why put a debt ceiling? And, then put out a dog and pony show each year to raise the debt ceiling every time it is breached. So the solution is NO LIMITS ON BORROWING. Not for other countries though, just for the land of milk and honey. Not sure the chances of its passing, but one of the reasons benefits to having DT in office is to tear apart all the rulebooks which don't help national interest. The day will come when asking for how much debt nation owes would be crime.

Money for FREE
...
has suggested scrapping the existing debt-limit process and replacing it with one that automatically lifts the borrowing limit every time Congress appropriates future spending. :rotfl:
...

But Indians must always maintain certain phrein currency in reserve, or else....

Added Later: I think Modiji should use his second term to turn all post WWII institutions upside down, anything that put undue constraint on India's growth. Just like how we called China's bluff on Doka La. It is time.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby A_Gupta » 08 Sep 2017 05:41

The debt ceiling serves no purpose, raising it merely is saying the US will honor debts **already** incurred.

Anyway,
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... source=twb
The First White President

is a magnificent rant.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby chanakyaa » 08 Sep 2017 06:39

Not that it would change anything, but very strictly speaking, gov does not "incur" debt. It goes out to spend money it does not have. When it is time to pay for it (i.e. another useless aircraft carrier), gov cashier ain't go no money. So, they borrow (i.e. raise debt). And, when ceiling is hit, it is raised. Debt ceiling served some purpose at one point in time, in a way to control gov's reckless spending, but, today, yes, it is useless.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby abhik » 08 Sep 2017 10:21

Lalmohan wrote:
abhik wrote:^^^
No, the girl and 2 guys in the left background.

Singha saar has a talent for picking out that one pic out of thousands that truly speaks 10^1000 words.


you do realise that the two camouflaged and armed men are white nationalists who'd like to use those firearms to shoot your brown musharraf, right?

Lol, I am as concerned about US white nationalist shooting my brown musharraf as I am concerned about boko Haram or the Mexican cartel shooting me i.e. not at all.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Lalmohan » 08 Sep 2017 20:30

Thats great, but perhaps spare a thought for the threat to normal society that people like that represent

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Yagnasri » 08 Sep 2017 22:36

Disclosure: Never been to the US.

How is the security of the black people? Do the Black people pose any threat to Indian people?

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Karthik S » 08 Sep 2017 23:55

Yagnasri wrote:Disclosure: Never been to the US.

How is the security of the black people? Do the Black people pose any threat to Indian people?


Can't generalize as such sir, Few I've met were nice and even helpful at times.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby UlanBatori » 09 Sep 2017 16:58

Security of black ppl is not affected by Indians: never heard of any Indians attacking black people.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Mort Walker » 09 Sep 2017 17:06

Lalmohan wrote:Thats great, but perhaps spare a thought for the threat to normal society that people like that represent


Certainly is a concern and equivalent to a crazed European running you over in their van/truck/lorry.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby A_Gupta » 09 Sep 2017 22:56

The American extreme right-wing and Pakistanis share the same paranoia - that the US government can control the weather.
Remember HAARP?
( https://www.memri.org/reports/pakistani ... being-used
from 2010: Pakistani Websites Accuse CIA of Causing Pakistan Flooding: U.S. Research Program 'HAARP is being Used in Pakistan [to Cause Artificial Floods]'; 'They Can't Win a War with Nuclear-Armed Pakistan ... So They Have Other Ways to Do It' )

The Washington Post doesn't name it, but:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the ... 039bf1cb6e
Alex Jones might have something to do with it. The Infowars founder — who has an “amazing” reputation, according to Trump — has for years promoted the notion that the U.S. government possesses the power to conjure and control weather events. Just last week, as Hurricane Harvey battered Texas, Jones devoted part of his show to questioning why the government didn't “use the technologies to kill [the storm] out in the gulf.”

“It is weird how these storms go,” he said, suggesting Harvey might have been manufactured or manipulated. “They just sit over a city.”

Jones's contention is that the government — or, more precisely, the “deep state,” now that Trump is president — uses its “weather weapon” to stoke fear of climate change and promote a liberal agenda.

Jones might be a fringe figure, but he increasingly bleeds into the mainstream, thanks in part to Trump's validation. Witness Limbaugh's monologue about Irma, which echoed some of Jones's conspiracy theory.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Mort Walker » 09 Sep 2017 23:10

Yagnasri wrote:Disclosure: Never been to the US.

How is the security of the black people? Do the Black people pose any threat to Indian people?


Blacks were brought as slaves and many who rebelled physically or intellectually were euthanised. They were bred like race horses to be physically strong in order to work on plantations and farms. This is why they excel at sports. About 1/3 of all black men in their lifetime have been arrested and incarcerated. Consequently black families have suffered and has led to high crime rates. Blacks didn't become free until the civil rights laws of 1965. Even the US military was segregated until 1948.

Because of this black men in the US are more prone to crime. Indians being a soft target have suffered more at the hands of black men in the US. Ask any Indian small business owner in the US to confirm this. Even educated blacks who came from poverty view Indians with jealousy. Obama was an aberration. His mother was white and father African, but his wife's family is American black.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Kashi » 10 Sep 2017 07:18

Mort Walker wrote:Even educated blacks who came from poverty view Indians with jealousy. Obama was an aberration. His mother was white and father African, but his wife's family is American black.


You mean Obama was an exception in viewing Indians with jealousy?

The man had no love lost for India and Indians..

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Mort Walker » 10 Sep 2017 09:34

^^^He was better for Indians in the US and India as a country in his 2nd term.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Kashi » 10 Sep 2017 10:37

Mort Walker wrote:^^^He was better for Indians in the US and India as a country in his 2nd term.


I cannot say about the Indians in the US, maybe KJo, RB and others can, but please enlighten me how he as the POTUS in his second term was better for India as a country?

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby shravan » 10 Sep 2017 16:54

https://twitter.com/Evan_McMullin
Former independent presidential candidate, CIA operative, House GOP policy.

Image
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:rotfl:

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Rudradev » 10 Sep 2017 17:58

Mort Walker wrote:^^^He was better for Indians in the US and India as a country in his 2nd term.

+1008

No question about it.

From a pro India perspective, Obama overall was the best POTUS so far, with the sole exception of George W Bush (although Bush also had several negatives w.r.t. India: he massively increased/revitalized US aid to Pakistan, vastly increased the access of US-based international EJ groups to US government funding and diplomatic backing, deferred to TSPA/ISI on keeping India out of Afghanistan, and presided over whatever CIA/DEA ops facilitated David Headley in planning & executing the 26/11 attacks).

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Karthik S » 10 Sep 2017 20:39

TIME‏Verified account
@TIME
Follow
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Florida police warn people not to shoot their guns at Hurricane Irma


:eek:

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Yagnasri » 10 Sep 2017 21:18

Rudradev wrote:
Mort Walker wrote:^^^He was better for Indians in the US and India as a country in his 2nd term.

+1008

No question about it.

From a pro India perspective, Obama overall was the best POTUS so far, with the sole exception of George W Bush (although Bush also had several negatives w.r.t. India: he massively increased/revitalized US aid to Pakistan, vastly increased the access of US-based international EJ groups to US government funding and diplomatic backing, deferred to TSPA/ISI on keeping India out of Afghanistan, and presided over whatever CIA/DEA ops facilitated David Headley in planning & executing the 26/11 attacks).


Both acted for what they see as US Interests. Nothing more or nothing less. Barring HC type candidate, US leadership now need to look for Indian interests to a greater extent as we become greater power economically and militarily and at the same time when they see a greater threat to them from China. It is only this situation that changes their policies towards us. Nothing else and we expect nothing more or nothing less.

Even then the EJ/NGO activities continue.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby krisna » 10 Sep 2017 21:21

Karthik S wrote:
TIME‏Verified account
@TIME
Follow
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Florida police warn people not to shoot their guns at Hurricane Irma


:eek:


guess seen too much of hollywood movies where it is always the American who defies nature and saves the world. :rotfl:

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Mort Walker » 10 Sep 2017 22:03

Bubba shooting guns at Irma is not unheard of. Florida was part of the south before all the wealthy people moved in to retire there.

Guns have always been a common feature in the US. It is much harder to buy guns today than it was in the past. In the 1960s you could mail order guns. Lee Harvey Oswald bought a $19 high power rifle from a mail order company in 1963 to shoot JFK. You could also buy what were known as "Saturday Night Special" that is a very cheap handgun to commit murder and then throw the gun away. Places like NYC were dangerous until the 1990s. Today Chicago is like NYC of the past. All the major metros in the US are dangerous places for gun violence particularly after sunset.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Yayavar » 13 Sep 2017 20:43

Looks like Klinton ma'am has written a big memoir with lot of positives about all and sundry that did her in.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby UlanBatori » 20 Sep 2017 01:37

Check out this mudwrestling between two Big Mohtermas.
Clearly more to it than a decision to close or open the school. For comparison, places much north just closed campuses for 2 days, period. So the original nitwitted incompetence was on the part of the Pres-e-System.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Philip » 20 Sep 2017 14:22

Heil the Donald!

"Donaldland,Donaldland,uber alles...."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 56376.html
Venezuela's president says Donald Trump is 'the new Hitler'
'We are prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule on the Venezuelan people,' Mr Trump had said earlier

Alexandra Wilts Washington DC

Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela, addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters on September 29, 2015 Getty Images
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called Donald Trump “the new Hitler” of international politics, responding to the US President's call for world leaders to help restore democracy in the South American country.

Mr Trump had used a portion of his stark address to the United Nations General Assembly to single out Mr Maduro's regime, which the US leader has called a “dictatorship”.

“The magnate thinks he is the owner of the world, but no one threatens Venezuela,” said Mr Maduro, who did not attend the annual gathering of world leaders and diplomats.

READ MORE
Venezuela's president tells malnourished citizens to breed rabbits
Mr Maduro also accused Mr Trump of threatening to assassinate him, even though the US leader did no such thing. :rotfl:
*(how about the innumerable failed attempts against Fidel?)

“The Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing. Their democratic institutions are being destroyed. This situation is completely unacceptable and we cannot stand by and watch,” Mr Trump said. “I ask every country represented here today to be prepared to do more to address this very real crisis.”

Last month, Mr Trump signed an executive order imposing stronger financial sanctions on Venezuela, escalating the US's crackdown on the South American country.

Recession and currency controls in Venezuela have led to declines in local production and imports of foreign goods, resulting in shortages of everything from flour to vaccines and medicines. The crisis is so severe that 75 per cent of the country’s population has lost an average of 19 pounds in weight, a study by three Venezuelen universities has found.

During his speech on Tuesday, Mr Trump threatened to build upon the US's sweeping economic sanctions if Mr Maduro “persists on a path to impose authoritarian rule.”

Trump launches new sanctions against 'dictatorship in Venezuela'
However, he did not repeat his earlier threat to consider military options, a day after dining with leaders of four Latin American countries who made clear they would oppose such action.

“We are fortunate to have incredibly strong and healthy trade relationships with many of the Latin American countries gathered here today,” Mr Trump said in his speech. “Our economic bond forms a critical foundation for advancing peace and prosperity for all of our people and all of our neighbors.”


PS:Personal letter to der Fuhrer Trump.

Mein Fuhrer,seig heil der Donald! I vos elated beyond belief ven you vowed to exterminate mitt utmost prejudice der scumbags ov ISI und Islamic fundamentalism who hav plagued our planet in recent times. I hav vun kind request though.Before you zend "Rocketman Kim-III" into orbit,plizz to be undertaking a trial run ov your most potent weaponry against der perfidious Pakis und their Taliban teamsters,who hav deceived America for decades and spread terror in der Welt.Let a neu blitzkrieg rain don upon der infidels of civilization.Seig! Seig! Seig!

PPS: Who gets the Telly rights?

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby g.sarkar » 20 Sep 2017 14:58

Sirji,
it should be Sieg! Sieg! Sieg!, if you mean to say what I think you are trying to say.
Gautam


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