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D-45/1
Jul 24, 2014
09:54 AM

He is obviously right in two things. We need more created rupees, not  $.

We also need knowledge of the economy. The gold standard died in 1971. The new economic balance is

FISCAL DEFICIT - TRADE  DEFICIT = NET PRIVATE  SAVINGS . 

FISCAL deficit is free money. Any amount can be produced at zero cost and zero interest rate. Not only that, unless FISCAL DEFICIT exceeds TRADE DEFICIT, the economy will DIE. Right now it is 4.6% GDP and India's growth is also 4.6% GDP showing reduced DEFICITS are the cause of economic misery. Modi is stuck on FDI and this may lead to a crash of the economy.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-44/5
Jul 24, 2014
09:38 AM

Glad to see India voting for the resolution.

Amit Thakur, Tokyo
D-43/264
Jul 24, 2014
08:35 AM

Since the debate on caste, varna is unceasing, let me bring attention to my post, #232, much read going by the number of dislikes but not commented upon for whatever reason. This is not caste system of Vedik times but caste as seen by near contemporaries Vivekananda & Savarkar.

I raked it up just to show that apologists for caste have always been there among Hindu supremacists. Just my curiousity- Has the DNA of upper caste supremacy muted into Islamophobia in the likes of DLN, dhimmi, Santosh Gairola etc in this forum?

And why is Vedic times -5000 years ago? That was the age of Indus valley civilization.

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-42/1
Jul 24, 2014
07:26 AM

"They dominate the intersections of world routes."

This may have been true back when international trade was mainly between Europe and China/India. Today, most trade is between Asian countries or with the US, so no one gives a rat's ass about trade routes through Arab countries.

"Their lands were the cradles of human civilizations and religions."

And so were China, India, Egypt, and many other places.

"These people have one faith, one language, one history and the same aspirations."

True, but unfortunately, that one faith is Islam, which Churchill correctly describes as the most retrograde force in the world.

"No natural barriers can isolate these people from one another …"

Their stupidity is more than enough for this.

"if, per chance, this nation were to be unified into one state, it would then take the fate of the world into its hands and would separate Europe from the rest of the world. "

They will never be united. Even if they are united, the "fate of the world" will depend on what the Americans, Chinese, and other do - not what the Arabs do. Separating Europe from the rest of the world is impossible in this Internet age. Even if it could be done, most of us wouldn't give a shi'ite.

Tariq Ali, sagging Marxist, really needs to get over himself. If it were not for the oil, no one would give a crap about Arabs or the Middle East. And as the world finds more natural gas and oil through fracking and we develop alternative fuels, we will care less and less about these retards.

Ram Lala
Kavutaram, India
D-41/55
Jul 24, 2014
07:16 AM

38  Mr. Ram
"The notion that fellow human beings, irrespective socio-economic status have to be treated with respect is, unfortunatey, not a core value for many people in India. "

well said

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
PATTAMBI, India
D-40/54
Jul 24, 2014
07:07 AM

The shiv sena MPs can obviously force a change in their canteen without resorting to bare-faced thuggery and this is the real issue, and yet the low IQ sh*theads in the Indian media have managed to drag religion into it. What a effing great country.

Krupakar Kolbatla, Mumbai/Pittsburgh
D-39/53
Jul 24, 2014
07:05 AM

So according the journalist assholes in India (and these turds in outlook), force-feeding a hindu is okay because he is not likely to be fasting? What is so  effing special about whether this guy is fasting or not? Why make it an issue....these same slimy mofos in the english media will write odes about how divisive political parties are in India, when they are a few shades worse themselves.

Krupakar Kolbatla, Mumbai/Pittsburgh
D-38/52
Jul 24, 2014
06:07 AM

51/D

Whats InAName, if in a restaurant in San Francisco the food quality was terrible, would anyone engage in a similar behavior?  I assume the answer would be NO.  It would violate social norms regarding how people treat each other.  Civility that we take for granted here is often lacking in India.

Why is it not a big deal in India?  Irrespective of whether the MP was aware of the religious background of the employee or not, this behavior from an Indian member of parliament should not be acceptable.  Such conduct shows India in a bad light.

India is still a very class-based society (that has nothing to do with religion), where the rich and powerful can treat those below them as dirt.  The notion that fellow human beings, irrespective socio-economic status have to be treated with respect is, unfortunatey, not a core value for many people in India.  

Ram, Halifax
D-37/6
Jul 24, 2014
05:47 AM

"The Arab-Israeli conflict is not about religion, it is about land" - my paraphrase of CAIR pracharak's posts

1. Hamas's charter quotes the last prophecy of Mohammad that Judgement Day will not come until the Muslims rise up and kill all the Jews. Nothing there about land - it is about Muslims killing Jews because they are Jews. It is anti-Semitism of the most vicious and venomous kind and it is all about religion.

2. There is no shortage of land in Arab countries - if the Palestinians need land, there is plenty of available land in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Syria and other Arab countries. And there is nothing - nothing - that distinguishes "Palestinians" from other Arabs. There may be small differences in accents but the differences are miniscule.

3. The Arabs are not short of money to resettle the Palestinians. Your fellow Muslims in Saudi Barbaria, Kuwait, Oman, UAE and other countries have trillions of dollars that they could easily use to help these people. They prefer instead to use them to harass Israel and to divert their own people from their backwardness and barbarism.

In short, it is not about land, money or resources - it is about the pathological inability of Muslims to live in peace as equals with people of other religions, whether in the Gaza strip or in Pakistan or in Nigeria.

Ram Lala
Kavutaram, India
D-36/263
Jul 24, 2014
05:47 AM

The islamist bigot anwaar is just trolling you guys, just ignore the dishonest as*hole. You really think this islamist sh*thead is an expert on hinduism or its history, being the islamist CAIR bigot that he is.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-35/4
Jul 24, 2014
05:38 AM

And this is when the stupid turds in the BJP have  a majority in the Lok Sabha -- these losers can't even pretend they are practising "coalition dharma".

Krupakar Kolbatla, Mumbai/Pittsburgh
D-34/3
Jul 24, 2014
05:37 AM

We are all living  "Nehruvian aspiration" in India today -- dirt poor and effed in 100 ways.

Whichever set of rat bas**tard bureaucrats in the MEA/Foreign Ministry adviced  on the UN vote need to be taken out and beaten with well worn slippers. WTF is this Modi govt. doing? This was supposed to be different from the pussilanimous worthless behaviour of the UPA govt. when it came to appeasing the arab a*holes.  But Manmohan and Sonia may as well be running country if this is the kind of image India is to present of itself.

Krupakar Kolbatla, Mumbai/Pittsburgh
D-33/262
Jul 24, 2014
04:22 AM

" This has to be taken with a grain of salt"

I do not care whether you take it with a grain of a salt or a bushel of it. Whether you like it or not, in insular, tribal societies, you had chiefs and warriors and workers and priests. They belonged to the same tribe, the same ethnic stock. No reason to make the Aryans an exception. 

Arya means noble. Not only Iran, even North India (includes present day Afghanistan and Pakistan) was known as Aryavarta, the abode of the Aryans. Persia and India are contiguous. What does that prove?

That Iranians and Indians are cousins? All of us are cousins having descended from the homo sapien mutant species that originated 200,000 years ago in East Africa.

Knowing your inability to digest the truth, I am sure that you will come up with some specious argument or another. I have nothing further to add, enough said.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-32/51
Jul 24, 2014
04:20 AM

>> Did I say ABSOLVE?

You said

If they want better food go to a restaurant and pay for it.

Meaning that they should be satisfied with the food and service they are receiving (or at least stop complaining), and the caterer has no responsibility of providing the kind of products and service that might be expected.

>> Assaulting a lowly employee is what I am objecting to. Lawlessness, irrespective of the provocation, cannot be condoned.

And that is fine. However, bullying of a low level employee is common, and often much more severe than in this case. While no one can be expected to speak up on all occasions, at the risk of being labeled insensitive, and communal, I'll say that by the low standards of our feudalistic, entitlement based society, this is a very minor incident.

I will change that stand if the MP knew that he was force feeding a Muslim observing Roza. Such action shall then change from bullying to hate. Until such time, I shall treat this as a relatively minor incident, insensitive though it may sound.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-31/50
Jul 24, 2014
04:03 AM

"DOES NOT ABSOLVE the caterer from providing decent food."

Did I say ABSOLVE?

Two weeks back, I ate a meal while traveling by rail and ended up with a bout of severe gastroenteritis that laid me low for 2 days.

Let me repeat, I am not justifying the quality of the food or denying the rights of a consumer.

Assaulting a lowly employee is what I am objecting to. Lawlessness, irrespective of the provocation, cannot be condoned.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-30/306
Jul 24, 2014
04:01 AM

hello outlook 

It is a strange problem. I consciously logged out of outlook magazine account ( by pressing the logout option) . After some time, i again opened the outlook magazine website, i found myslef logged in automatically ( without entering username/ password). I have checked it twice that outlook website logs in automatically unless i have deleted the cookies/ history. I use a shared internet and computer. It is some security issue with outlook website. 

Don Quixote
Rody, India
D-29/49
Jul 24, 2014
03:41 AM

>> If they want better food go to a restaurant and pay for it.

No.

It is the responsibility of the caterer to provide decent food based on the price he has contracted. If he is not providing a product or service commensurate with the amount he is charging, he should be hauled up. One can certainly criticize the manner of it. However, corruption by MPs, their attitude, or the communal color given to the incident, DOES NOT ABSOLVE the caterer from providing decent food.

If that quality is not good enough for the MPs, then they should eat out.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-28/4
Jul 24, 2014
03:35 AM

>> BJP seems to have a monopoly on pettiness and small-mindedness

Of course. Let's pretend that Congress's campaign against Amitabh for daring to be Gujarat's brand ambassador, tearing down the posters of his , and even Abhishek's films by Congressi goons never happened.

Then we can safely blame BJP for having a monopoly on pettiness and small-mindedness, and all shall be fine with the world.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-27/261
Jul 24, 2014
03:26 AM


D.L.Narayan,

>>  "four varnas were populated by people of the same ethnic stock"

This has to be taken with a grain of salt. By the way, regarding the word "Aryan", it is interesting that the word "Iran" means "home of the Aryans".


 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-26/48
Jul 24, 2014
03:22 AM

Shiv Sena vandalism is contemptible.

But what about the conduct of the media and the regular secular mob? Their concerted attempt to turn this into a story of Muslim victimization in "Hindu" India is an even bigger and and even more contemptible act of vandalism.

The seculars will not rest until they have killed and buried secularism.

Pradip Singh, stafford
D-25/1
Jul 24, 2014
03:22 AM

"Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spelt out his intentions to bring about "civility" in tax regime, rationalise the subsidy system, maintain low taxes and boost infrastructure and housing to expand economy while providing more for social sector programmes."

This is what it means. Increase FISCAL DEFICITS  to 30% of GDP and grow the economy by the same% GDP because, (FISCAL deficit -TRADE DEFICIT)  = NET PRIVATE SAVINGS. NOte that FISCAL DEFICIT Is an infinite resource. It is also free. The GDP will grow by 30%. In a few years poverty will have vanished. In the meantime increase the health care budget by a factor of five EVERYWHERE.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-24/47
Jul 24, 2014
03:21 AM

@ WIAN - " The quality of food at other locations, including one served to kids in their constituencies can't be used as a justification for either low quality of food, or MPs taking umbrage to it."

I am not justifying anything. My limited point is that these MPs, used to freebies, expect to be served 5 star meals in a sarkari establishment. (The IRCTC serves lousy food to millions of passengers who travel in trains.) If they want better food go to a restaurant and pay for it.

As far as food served to kids is concerned, it is well known that a part of the resources meant for the kids ends up with crooked politicians and bureaucrats. Have we ever seen politicians agitate for an improvement of the quality of food served to these kids?

The sense of entitlement and the tendency to take law into their hands by arrogant politicians upsets me no end, does not matter which party they belong to. They forget that they are servants, not masters.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-23/3
Jul 24, 2014
03:08 AM

Evolution seems to have chosen the lifespan of the human species to be a factor of the age of the young of the human specie, say, three times. Nature is only interested in the survival of the species, not individuals. It is more economical to produce healthy young rather than healthy old. For example salmon get old rapidly and die in large numbers after they spawn. This is for a specie that is almost hard wired with abilities required for survival, no teaching being involved. The big cats need to be taught to hunt. The humans need lots of time to learn.

It is pointless to live unnecessarily long.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai
Long Beach, United States
D-22/4
Jul 24, 2014
03:08 AM

 
Ram Lala,

>> "so where are the Muslim Jon Stewarts who go on TV and criticize Muslim double standards and Muslim atrocities".

Good point! At this time they are mostly on websites and blogs. A faithful copy of Jon Stewart's satirical TV program "The Daily Show" was very popular on Egyptian televsion, but President Sisi got it cancelled. Hindus do have Jon Stewarts, but you won't find even one Jon Stewart among Hindutvawadi geese. You will however find many hate merchants like yourself among them.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-21/46
Jul 24, 2014
03:04 AM

This Shiv Sena thug needs a boot up his rear end for abusing the staff, Muslim, Hindu or Hungarian.

Meanwhile, in the lands of Islam, here is how Ramzan is being observed:

"An Iranian judge sentenced a Christian man to have his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating during the day in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The barbaric punishment was carried out in public in a square in the city of Kermanshah.

Five other Muslim men were also flogged in public with 70 lashes for not fasting during Ramadan, the city's deputy governor Ali Ashraf Karami said.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2702774/Christian-sentenced-Iranian-judge-lips-burnt-cigarette-eating-Ramadan.html#ixzz38KTq6qPq

*****

No doubt Anwaar will be along soon to tell us these people too are sad misunderstanders of Islam.

Ram Lala, Kavutaram
D-20/1
Jul 24, 2014
02:59 AM

While it is true that Egypt had paid a heavy price while fighting for the Palestinian cause, there is no denying the fact that it has also abandoned the cause in 1979 when it became a client state of the US. 

During the brief presidency of Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas received a lot of support, both political and financial. When Morsi was deposed, Hamas was severely impacted and the general instability in the region made things worse. A beleaguered Hamas was forced to patch up with arch rival Fatah. However, Israel rejected the Fatah-Hamas accord because the Hamas had refused to accept Israel's right to exist.

In order to survive, Hamas then embarked on a strategy of provoking Israel and playing victim after the brutal retaliation that was sure to follow. Israel however does not buckle, even under extreme pressure. It is this strength that has enabled it to survive all these years in an extremely hostile environment.

Peace will return to Palestine after Israel wipes out the Hamas from its stronghold in Gaza. Hopefully, the Palestinian Authority and the State of Israel will reach a peace accord and the Arabs of Palestinians will benefit from peace and from being a part of the richest economy in the region (apart from the Oil rich Gulf sheikhdoms).

The Arabs and the Jews must put the acrimony of the past behind them and learn to co-exist to ensure a peaceful future for the generations to come.

D.L.Narayan, Visakhapatnam
D-19/5
Jul 24, 2014
02:59 AM

 
Ram Lala,

>>>> "The Arab-Israeli war is not a racial conflict. It is about land." 

>> "It is about religion."

Absolutely false! See how your hatefulness has destroyed your mind!

 



 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-18/3
Jul 24, 2014
02:56 AM


BJP seems to have a monopoly on pettiness and small-mindedness.
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-17/2
Jul 24, 2014
02:51 AM

The demigods were therefore sterile. Read any puranas! They also consumed no food.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai
Long Beach, United States
D-16/2
Jul 24, 2014
02:48 AM


India has guts as well as some Nehruvian aspiration to transcend!
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-15/45
Jul 24, 2014
02:43 AM

The (dis)honourable MPs were upset at the quality of the subsidised meal served to them. Are they aware of the quality of food served to children in the schools and social welfare hostels located in their constituencies?

One cannot help but get disgusted

It is prefectly okay to feel disgusted. However, the quality of food at other locations, including one served to kids in their constituencies can't be used as a justification for either low quality of food, or MPs taking umbrage to it.

Lot of Indians don't have access to toilets. Is that a justification to allow the toilets in Maharashtra Sadan (or other places) to be in a filthy state? There is lot of corruption. Is it okay to allow a little theft or a small bribe by a low level govt official?

Oh, and there is lot of crime in the country, including against children. Then why feel disgusted over a little bullying incident against an adult?

It was a bullying incident, and despite all the hungama, a relatively small one. Had the victim been a Hindu, it would never have made any news at all. Watching the video, it doesn't seem at all, that he knew that the victim was a Muslim, or that he was observing a fast. Maybe he was told this. It's difficult to decipher what was being said in all the noise and shouting. However, at no point did I feel that he was trying to insult the religious feelings of the guy.

Sure. Turn the heat on SS, and by association BJP. But don't fall into the trap of giving a communal color to a perfectly "secular" issue. I think many of the "Sanghis" on this forum are feeling the need to display their secular credentials, and are going over the top.

Whats InAName, San Francisco
D-14/44
Jul 24, 2014
02:35 AM



>>  "The MP's version is that he was protesting the quality of the food and was unaware of the religion of the staff into whose mouth he tried to stuff the chapati.''

Shoving chapati down the mouth of a Hindu worker would also be criminal. Our pooh-bahs think it is okay to slap or shove or shout at or push chapatis down the throats of those they consider to be their "inferiors". We have all seen videos of Rajnath Singh slapping his security commando last year. Are servants and aides not entitled to any dignity?

Anwaar, Dallas
D-13/2
Jul 24, 2014
02:16 AM

" Sick" (Post 1)

In Telangana state, there are eminent sportspersons like Sindhu, Gopichand and VVS Laxman. They won't do because their parents are of Andhra origin even though they have lived in Hyderabad all their lives. 

Students in Telangana are not eligible for tuition fee subsidies or even seats in Medical/Engineering if their families have not been living in Telangana in 1956.

Yes, Sania Mirza is a bone fide celebrity; she has brought laurels to the country, is glamorous and will be an excellent brand ambassador.

However, Sania Mirza was born in Mumbai, her father played cricket for Mumbai. Had she not been a celebrity, she would have been treated as an "outsider" ineligible for a seat in the institutions there or for a government job. How can Telangana claim her as its own while it treats kids who spent all their lives in Hyderabad as "outsiders" and seeks to deprive them of higher education and jobs in city where they have spent all their lives? Now, that is sick.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-12/1
Jul 24, 2014
02:09 AM

The stupid mo#$#$uckers in the Indian bureaucracy are again moralizing in the UN -- Modi is letting these bureaucrat morons run the show, and this is not to his credit. 

But then again, who really gives a sh*t about the worthless UN HR resolution given that the UN itself is a toothless, worthless organization that needs to die out and expunged from the face of this planet.

Krupakar Kolbatla, Mumbai/Pittsburgh
D-11/43
Jul 24, 2014
02:09 AM

What possibly may happen is, Maharashtra Sadan (and many such Hindu eateries) will decide that hiring Muslims could mean trouble.  They may not give reason but decide such thing.  Who is helping or hurting who? 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-10/4
Jul 24, 2014
02:04 AM

"The Arab-Israeli war is not a racial conflict. It is about land." CAIR smoke-blower

It is about religion - specifically, about the inability of Muslims to live peacefully with other religions, whether it is in the Islamic Republic of Krapistan or the People's Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (PISS).

Ram Lala
Kavutaram, India
D-9/3
Jul 24, 2014
02:00 AM

"Jon Stewart, a Jew, has in fact been a consistent critic of American double standards and Israeli excesses. He puts our Hindutvawadi geese to shame!" CAIR pracharak

So where are the Muslim Jon Stewarts who go on TV and criticize Muslim double standards and Muslim atrocities instead of providing cover for extremists like CAIR does by screaming Islamophobia anytime anyone criticizes Muslims or Islam?

Or are you Muslim moderates a bunch of scared geese who don't dare to stick your necks out because you might be beheaded by the many misunderstanders of Islam?

Ram Lala
Kavutaram, India
D-8/13
Jul 24, 2014
01:54 AM

"At least 82 people were killed on Wednesday in two bombings in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna targeting an opposition leader and a moderate Muslim cleric."

If Prarthana writes one article in response to the killing of four Muslim children by Israelis, how many articles will she write in response to this deliberate murder of 82 people by Muslim extremists?

Answer: zero.

Because for our leftwing journalists, murders committed by Muslims don't matter.

Ram Lala
Kavutaram, India
D-7/42
Jul 24, 2014
01:40 AM

@ The Contrarian - "Can some one enlighten ?"

Can't enlighten but can offer an opinion or two.

1. The muted reaction from the BJP could be due to the forthcoming elections in Maharashtra. Support of the SS is crucial there. When a BJP MP crossed the line in the Lok Sabha, the party was quick to make him apologise.

2. It is possible that Vichare was unaware that it was Ramzan and that he was functionally illiterate and hence did not read the name of the IRCTC supervisor. He was just being his usual roguish self and his behaviour had no religious overtones.

3. Was the whole episode pre-planned? What was a TV crew doing in the dining hall of the Maharashtra Sadan?

4. The (dis)honourable MPs were upset at the quality of the subsidised meal served to them. Are they aware of the quality of food served to children in the schools and social welfare hostels located in their constituencies?

One cannot help but get disgusted.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-6/1
Jul 24, 2014
01:28 AM

I support the UK government. We do not need public holidays any more. If one allows holidays for Eid, Diwali, then in few years time Sikhs and Buddhists will alo ask for holidays. It is better than none would have it.

george, london
D-5/14
Jul 24, 2014
01:24 AM

 Muslisms does not know How to reciprocate, Anwaar. They are not taught tolerance towards others. Hence most Muslims are intolerant, fanatic, and violent people.

george
london, United Kingdom
D-4/41
Jul 24, 2014
01:12 AM

A straightforward case of ordinary dadagiri by these pathetic MPs is being portrayed as an insult to Islam.

No wonder secularism has become a dirty word in India.

Pradip Singh, stafford
D-3/2
Jul 24, 2014
12:40 AM

 Reminds me of Max Nauman

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_German_National_Jews

Don Quixote
Rody, India
D-2/3
Jul 24, 2014
12:34 AM

 There are arab jews too. In fact 61 % of jews are of Mizrahi ethnicity. How can anyone call it arab jew war. Then there are arab christians whose population is decreasing in gaza and west bank but increasing in israel. I think, these tags #jewsandarabsrefusetobeenemies are too long for twitter and racially motivated.

what is the point is kissing each other, If kissing can stop a war, porn can create world peace. Haha -  Interacial porn, an idea for world peace... how innovative. 

Don Quixote
Rody, India
D-1/1
Jul 24, 2014
12:24 AM

Sick

R. Saroja, Bombay
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