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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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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Yagnasri » 27 Sep 2017 14:13

GOP fellows may be facing serious anti-establishment candidates in primaries in 2018 now.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/2 ... nge-243188

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Lalmohan » 28 Sep 2017 17:11

^^^ basically analogous to al-qaeda vs taliban

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby ramana » 30 Sep 2017 00:41

Yagnasri wrote:GOP fellows may be facing serious anti-establishment candidates in primaries in 2018 now.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/2 ... nge-243188


This should have happened in September 2017 but Bannon thought he had easy victory when the elite kind of rolled over in February.
They showed with failure to pass any meaningful laws.


Read the Roman Revolution and understand regime change means all get replaced in ruling circles.

or else you will have Lootyens like mafia running the country always.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby VishalJ » 30 Sep 2017 22:59

Congressman’s Wife: Media Has Tapes of Trump ‘Treasoning’ With Russia

http://ir.net/news/politics/126375/congressmans-wife-media-tapes-trump-treasoning-russia/
We have just learned moments ago that there allegedly are in fact tapes which exist, that prove President Trump has committed some form of Treason. According to Congressman Alan Grayson’s wife, Dr. Dena Grayson (also a former candidate for Congress herself), two separate “reliable” sources have informed her that evidence exists on tapes, that the mainstream media has been holding off on sharing with the public.

This tweet came as a response to former White House staffer, and veteran of 3 presidential campaigns, Claude Taylor reporting the following:

“I’m told with certainty by most reliable source that ‘Big News’ tying Trump directly to Russia is going to drop. Exact timing only question.”

Dr. Grayson then went on to post another tweet in her thread which read:

“MSM has audio/transcripts of Bannon & Kush, along w/Daddy’s favorite, Kremlin Barbie “merrily treasoning”

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby ricky_v » 02 Oct 2017 10:06

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/heres-why-a-45-foot-tall-nude-sculpture-may-be-coming-to-the-national-mall/ar-AAsDFwV?OCID=ansmsnnews11
If you walk along the National Mall this November, you'll see the Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, and, possibly, something else: a 45-foot tall nude sculpture of a woman.The Amazonian figure would tower over the National Mall next to the Washington Monument, directly facing the White House until March 28 to promote women's equality.

“These sculptures are about expressing what it would be like if women were safe,” Cochrane said. "To me this sculpture answers that question . . . She’s absolutely fearless and accepting and being able to do that is a really powerful thing." 

"This year's theme is in response to a lot of the social disconnect and politics going on in our community right now," said Sanam Ememi, an activist and community organizer.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Dipanker » 04 Oct 2017 01:59

Facing poverty, academics turn to sex work and sleeping in cars

There is nothing she would rather do than teach. But after supplementing her career with tutoring and proofreading, the university lecturer decided to go to remarkable lengths to make her career financially viable.

She first opted for her side gig during a particularly rough patch, several years ago, when her course load was suddenly cut in half and her income plunged, putting her on the brink of eviction. “In my mind I was like, I’ve had one-night stands, how bad can it be?” she said. “And it wasn’t that bad.”

The wry but weary-sounding middle-aged woman, who lives in a large US city and asked to remain anonymous to protect her reputation, is an adjunct instructor, meaning she is not a full-time faculty member at any one institution and strings together a living by teaching individual courses, in her case at multiple colleges.
“I feel committed to being the person who’s there to help millennials, the next generation, go on to become critical thinkers,” she said. “And I’m really good at it, and I really like it. And it’s heartbreaking to me it doesn’t pay what I feel it should.”

Sex work is one of the more unusual ways that adjuncts have avoided living in poverty, and perhaps even homelessness.
...

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Cain Marko » 04 Oct 2017 08:36

^knew someone who did the adjunct gig once, horrid situation. Frankly, is pretty bad for some phds too.knew a history prof who worked at a bookstore to make ends meet. Another abd, who worked at a shoe store. Yeah academia can be mighty unforgiving.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby JE Menon » 05 Oct 2017 11:53

For lack of a better place to ask, I'm doing so on this thread:

This is pretty urgent

1. Does anyone know anything about Gospel for Asia plus Believers Church, and Compassion International with emphasis on Compassion Canada?

2. The google info is available already, positive and negative. Im speaking about first hand on the ground (in India) info about their activities, potentially dicey behavior financially and actual reputation...

Reply here or send comments asap to jaimen528 at gmail

Objective info please. This is to help a friend in need.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby hnair » 05 Oct 2017 23:03

JEM, Those orgs are run by a Thiruvalla centered chap called KP Yohannan. He found a nice way to amass tremendous wealth under the two orgs, seemingly using the American EJ network since the 70s and is now sitting on a neat pile. He caused tremendous khujli among the existing clergy hierarchy, by ordaining his own set of senior peeps with himself at the very top. Believes in local leadership primacy, over extra-national ones like vatican. But I suspect he is doing this at the behest of khanland mentors, to screw up the existing structure. Very controversial among the laity and clergy

Btw about his publicly known reputation, please google up "Cheruvally estate". He "acquired" the estate from Harrisons Malayalam, a big tea-production major. Now, Harrisons-Malayalam had leased the land from state govt. So obviously people went to court on how Harrisons can sell and the KPY dude can buy this public land. But then the state govt did something even more weird; they decided to build "an airport for Sabarimala" at this estate site :lol: :lol: :lol: And KJY dude has magnanimously agreed to "sell" the estate as a symbolic gesture. So obviously knows how the state systems work

MY personal view - murky AF

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby UlanBatori » 06 Oct 2017 08:24

Is this the malloo preacher who travels by (personal) 747?

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Philip » 06 Oct 2017 08:58

Tx GS.Pelling error!
Gosh! I've misplaced my vocation.I should've also been a Hallelujah EJ just like the Yanqui tribe. An uncle of mine ,brilliant doctor,headed a dept. in a famous hospital in India,migrated to the west then gave up everything and was a pioneer in a western country with a huge church with thousands of members.The early days of televangelism. He died with almost nothing after decades of service.My cousin who was sec. of the church worked for decades with no salary and consequently cannot get a state pension! She survives on an insurance claim when she was almost killed by a geriatric driver which put her in hospital without any work for a year.

The EJs today are of a diff. breed.It's all about the moolah.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby hnair » 06 Oct 2017 09:12

UlanBatori wrote:Is this the malloo preacher who travels by (personal) 747?


IIRC, that is KA Paul, not KPY chap

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby JE Menon » 06 Oct 2017 12:16

Thanks HN much appreciated.
UB that's another bloke, arrested for brothers murder some years ago. No idea where he is now.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby UlanBatori » 06 Oct 2017 15:44

:eek: There goes THAT GetRichQuick role model and inspiration.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Yagnasri » 06 Oct 2017 17:42

hnair wrote:
UlanBatori wrote:Is this the malloo preacher who travels by (personal) 747?


IIRC, that is KA Paul, not KPY chap


KA Paul was put in jail etc by YSR when he was in power to promote Brother Anil Kumar who was a Brahmin convert he is Hus of Sharmila who is the girl of YSR.


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