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India and US - III - Guest - 05-06-2007

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trent_Franks
<b>Trent Franks</b>
Religion Baptist
In 2006, he fought against extending the Voting Rights Act for minorities

the Human Rights Caucus, the India Caucus
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Resolution on India's untouchables introduced in US Congress<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
As usual MEA is sleeping or they want this to happen, just to get OBC reservation.
Anyway Queen is ruling and all her external entities are doing good job for her.



India and US - III - Guest - 05-08-2007

<b>US state senate session opens with Vedic chants</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->History was made when the senate of the US state of Nevada opened its session with chanting of Hindu prayers for the first time since it was established in 1864.

Director of Interfaith Relations of the Hindu Temple of Northern Nevada Rajan Zed chanted the prayers to open the session on Monday.

Wearing saffron robes, 'rudraksh' necklace and traditional sandal paste 'tilak' on the forehead, Zed began with a hymn from the Rig Veda.

"I open my prayer with an invocation to the divine -- whatever it may be and however we may conceive it."

<b>He read the next prayer from Tattiriya Upanishad, composed around 400 BC, reciting again in Sanskrit <i>Om saha naavavatu, Saha nau bhunaktu, Saha viiryan karavaavahai</i>,</b>

<b><i>Tejasvi naavadhiitamastu, Maa vidvishhaavahai</i>, which means, 'May we be protected together, may we be nourished together, may we work together with great vigor, may our study be enlightening, may no obstacle arise between us.'</b>

<b>The next part of the prayer was from the Bhagavad Gita which was about duties, action, selfless work, welfare of others and compassion. He concluded reciting the last mantra of Rig Veda</b>.

President of the Senate, Lieutenant Governor Brian K Krolicki, introduced Rajan Zed and all Senators stood up as he started chanting the prayer.

Besides people from the area Hindu community, ministers/priests from various Christian denominations like Presbyterian, Episcopal, United Methodist, Seventh Day Adventist; and activists from Satyachetana International and World Peace and Divine Mission also attended the prayers as a gesture of support<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->


India and US - III - Guest - 05-08-2007

Indo-US Nuclear deal is almost dead: Now comes the turn of Defence pact

By P. Raman
Free Press Journal
Sunday, May 6, 2007



India and US - III - Guest - 05-17-2007

<b>Nicholas Burns calls off India visit</b>
http://in.news.yahoo.com/070517/211/6fwlx.html


India and US - III - Guest - 05-18-2007

<b>US trying to patent Yoga aasnas</b>
http://in.news.yahoo.com/070517/211/6fxev.html


India and US - III - Guest - 05-30-2007

<b>Bush invites Indian PM to Texas ranch </b> <!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--> New Delhi, May 30: US President George W. Bush has invited Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to his Texas ranch later this year, an Indian official said.
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Here comes Nuke deal and Moron Singh may offer some other asset to please his another master.


India and US - III - acharya - 07-02-2007

7-Elevens become Simpsons 'Kwik-E-Marts'
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By DAVID KOENIG, AP Business Writer Sun Jul 1, 7:44 PM ET

DALLAS - Over the weekend, 7-Eleven Inc. turned a dozen stores into Kwik-E-Marts, the fictional convenience stores of "The Simpsons" fame, in the latest example of marketers making life imitate art.

Those stores and most of the 6,000-plus other 7-Elevens in North America will sell items that until now existed only on television: Buzz Cola, KrustyO's cereal and Squishees, the slushy drink knockoff of Slurpees.

The promotion, however, is not risk-free. The proprietor of Kwik-E-Mart is a man named Apu who speaks in a heavy Indian accent. He is based on a manager Groening encountered while shopping at a 7-Eleven in Los Angeles nearly 20 years ago and plays to stereotypes about convenience-store operators and Asian immigrants.

Many of 7-Eleven's franchisees are Indian, company officials say, although they say they don't track exact numbers. Bargerhuff said they were "overwhelmingly positive" after hearing of the Kwik-E-Mart idea, but "it was not a 100 percent endorsement."

"There was definitely a concern of offending people," she said. "But they seemed to understand that 'The Simpsons' makes fun of everybody. The vast majority saw this as a great opportunity."

That's the case for Kumar Assandas, a 28-year-old franchisee whose parents immigrated from India. His store in suburban Las Vegas is one of the temporary Kwik-E-Marts.

"I know it's a stereotype, but it doesn't bother me. Everybody knows it's a joke," Assandas said. "I'm a big Simpsons fan myself, and maybe subconsciously it even inspired me to become a 7-Eleven owner."


India and US - III - Guest - 07-02-2007

Not sure what they will do with Dunkin Donuts or Motels all over USA.


India and US - III - dhu - 07-03-2007

Nuclear capable USS Nimitz docks off Chennai; UPA jokers try their best to turn city into thai playground. Just heard stupid Amrican admiral mouthing off on tsunami, of all things.

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SWATI DAS/TIMES NEWS NETWORK

ON BOARD USS NIMITZ: Amid protests on shore and controversy raging across the country, the USS Nimitz CVN 68 docked outside the Chennai port at 6.45 am on Monday, ushering in a breeze of excitement and a series of events in the city for its 4,600 crew members.

Batch by batch the sailors, trainers and other staff on board are being brought to the city to see what India is like and to witness a major event in Indo-US relationship. Aged between 18 and 40, for most of them it was first visit to India. The youngsters queued up all along the day, waiting to be taken in a ferry to the port, 5 km away. <b>A whopping $1 million will be spent on each day of the stay and entertainment of this huge contingent in Chennai.</b>
One of the biggest ships in the world — it stretches to 4.5 acres and has 23 storeys — hosted a reception in the evening for special Indian invitees on its hangar, which covers the entire length of the ship. A group of reporters from Chennai was taken on board, where the carrier fleet was lined up. It included one of its biggest carriers, E-2C Hawkeye 2000, equipped with early warning systems on weather, specialised computers providing command and control to all air wing assets. F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, F/A-18A/C Hornet, EA-6B Prowler and SH-60F/H Seahawk too formed the line-up. But ask any sailor where the nuclear weapons are, they would reply: "Frankly, I have not seen any of them on board!"

An equally evading reply came from the commander of the Carrier Strike Group 11, Rear Admiral John Terence Blake, who addressed the media at the Carrier Wing: "We don’t disclose the presence or absence of weapons on board. The US policy is that we don’t routinely deploy nuclear warheads."

There are two reactors on board that generate the power for the floating city. Blake said none of the nuclear waste is discharged into the sea. The Nimitz has its own radio station, TV channel and newspaper ‘Nimitz News’. "We have 40 journalists and media personnel on board. We double-up as both journalists as well as photographers," said MLSN Duane Devorak.
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Nimitz crew does community service</b>

Sam Daniel
Monday, July 2, 2007 (Chennai)
The controversy surrounding the docking of the USS Nimitz in Chennai doesn't seem to have worried the crew, as <b>they spent their day making a difference to the lives of little children.
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Hours after the ship docked in Chennai, <b>its volunteers hit the streets beginning their community service projects at three locations, including two homes for children.</b>

It was hard work with a smile, as they leveled the ground, lay new pathways and painted the classrooms.

For many of them, it was a learning experience on the difficult life in developing countries.

<b>And for the children who benefited from this work, it was hard to believe that their homes were transformed in a day.</b>

Moreover, they relished the opportunity to shake hands, talk and take pictures with pilots and sailors.

They say that the quality time the crew spent with them will always be memorable.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->


India and US - III - Guest - 07-15-2007

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India and the US are close to inking a pact under which their militaries can refuel ships and aircraft in cashless transactions that are balanced at the end of year, a senior US officer said on Saturday.

Under the Logistics Support Agreement (LSA) that is currently with the Cabinet Committee on Security, the two countries can also "borrow" military equipment wherever this is required instead of having to cart it all the way from home, Lt General Jeffrey Kohler, director of the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency, told reporters in the Capital.

The US, which had proposed the pact some four years ago during the previous National Democratic Alliance (NDA) regime, has similar agreements in place with some 65 countries.

In most cases, it is called the Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) that was formerly known as the NATO Mutual Support Act. It was enacted to simplify exchanges of logistic support, supplies, and services between the US and other NATO forces. It was amended in 1986, 1992 and 1994 to permit ACSAs with non-NATO countries.

Kohler explained how the agreement works.

"There's an Indian Navy ship in the US that needs refuelling. It does so for free. Sometime during the year, US military aircraft will land in India or our navy vessels will visit your ports and refuel in similar manner. At the end of the year, we balance the books," he said.

"Let's say India is sending troops to country X on a UN peacekeeping mission. You can borrow vehicles and even armoured personnel carriers but not weapons from the assets we might have in the neighbourhood. Here too, we'll balance the books at the end of the year," Kohler added.

Had such an agreement been in force, India could have saved some $1 million in the Indian Navy's acquisition of the troop carrier USS Trenton, now renamed the INS Jalashva.

"Since the LSA was not in place, India had to pay extra for the fuel that we put on board (before handing over the vessel to the Indian Navy last month)," Kohler pointed out.

Kohler, who retires in September, is on his seventh visit to India. While in the Capital, he met Defence Secretary Shekhar Dutt, Secretary (Defence Production) KP Singh, Director General (Acquisitions) Sheelbhadra Banerjee, Indian Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta, and Indian Air Force (IAF) vice chief Air Marshal BN Gokhale among others.

Vice Admiral-designate Jeffrey Wieringa, currently deputy assistant secretary of the US navy and director of the international programmes office, will succeed Kohler.




India and US - III - Guest - 07-21-2007

<b>India, US seal nuclear agreement</b>

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India and US - III - Guest - 07-21-2007

Pop the champagne in celebration of the Indo-US nuclear deal!!

In fact, I read about it in the wee hours of this morning and am having a slight hangover from the merriment.

India has absolutely no need for nukes. The craven Indian scientific coterie has this addiction to nuclear proliferation.

senile old men who crave the Viagra to vitalize them.

I admire our PM MMS for his sagacity and fortitude to withstand the pressure from the notorious Indian establishment.

India does not need nukes - it needs nuclear power plants to propel it efforts to get out of the third world quagmire.

The Indo-US deal will allow India to join the rest of the civilized world. I predict that 5 years after the deal begins implementation there will be no more power cuts in most of India. And it will be thru clean nuclear power.


The US should watch the reprocessed fuel with a hawk's eye. No more testing - finally the Hindu desire to see the fruition of Shiva's dance has been eliminated.

Imagine - with nuclear power like France enjoys - no need for those diesel generators. Indians can potentially breathe clean air!!

This is perhaps the only positive thing the thuggish Cheyney/lil Bush admin has achieved!!



India and US - III - Guest - 07-21-2007

Sure Mr. Naradar, if Pakistan attacks India, Indian should just surrender and smell clean air from Pakistani Army.
Again, in this forum Paki trolls can't survive more than few hours.


India and US - III - Guest - 07-21-2007

<!--QuoteBegin-Mudy+Jul 21 2007, 12:04 PM-->QUOTE(Mudy @ Jul 21 2007, 12:04 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->Sure Mr. Naradar, if Pakistan attacks India, Indian should just surrender and smell  clean air from Pakistani Army.
Again, in this forum Paki trolls can't survive more than few hours.
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Pakistan has attacked India and Indians have meekly surrendered.

How did India's nukes prevent India from getting its derrière kicked in Kargil?

Kargil was such a debilitating scenario for India. The psyche of the Indian armed forces was annihilated by Kargil. The most affected are the Majors and the hands on folks.

I am not a Paki troll.

I contribute to India's defense. And take pride in it.

Once again I see this disposition to brand opposing thinkers as demons. A Hitlerian mindset.



India and US - III - Guest - 07-22-2007

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->finally the Hindu desire to see the fruition of Shiva's dance has been eliminated. <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd--><!--QuoteBegin-Naradar+Jul 21 2007, 09:17 PM-->QUOTE(Naradar @ Jul 21 2007, 09:17 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->But the guys there still attribute any contrarian as an avatar of me. They currently insist I am the guise for a Chinese guy called C.Panda!! Hindu xenophobia!!
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<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->What exactly have you against Hindus, that provoked that statement? Or is it some sort of transferred revenge thing against the BR ban?


India and US - III - Guest - 07-22-2007

<b>US-India nuke deal: 1.. 2 ..3..go</b>


India and US - III - Guest - 07-22-2007

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->What exactly have you against Hindus, that provoked that statement? Or is it some sort of transferred revenge thing against the BR ban? <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
He is commie troll.

Lets not discuss what happened in other forum.


India and US - III - Guest - 07-22-2007

<!--emo&:thumbdown--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif' /><!--endemo--> How they can close this important deal without taking Indian parliament in confidence? We know commies are hell dent to destroy India.
Moron Singh's another stupidity which Indians will pay as Nehru had done with Kashmir just to please his lover. Here Moron Singh is seeing green and retirement money for Queen.

This just shows slave mentality of Indian leadership they surrendered. They should have asked first to close China and Paki nuke business.

What BJP was able to give India, Moron SIngh destroyed it in one shot.


India and US - III - Guest - 07-22-2007

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The Indo-US deal will allow India to join the rest of the 'civilized' world.
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Hmm, I sometimes wonder why Pakis from the barbaric, fundamentalist, jihadi, banana republic failed stated called 'Pakistan' like to invite ridicule by all and sundry by thinking Pakistan is all pure and 'civilized' while India is yet to join the 'civilized' world? It's a different matter that rest of the world sees this 'artificial' client state Pakistan as a terrorist, failed state with a mere nuisance value and still living in the dark ages.

The statement above from 'Naradar' is also a reflection of the sort of history taught to Pakistanis is 'madarassas' of Pakistan. As I say, then there is actual history as taught to students in Democratic countries and then there is history as taught to Pakis in madarassas. Let this man be…he is not the only Paki living in a fools paradise and in a state of denial.

People like 'Naradar' have a mere nuisance value and their main purpose of posting such ridiculous posts is basically what can be called as 'hit and run' tactics..i.e. try to post as many inflammatory & anti-India posts as possible before they are ultimately banned from any 'civilized' forum.


India and US - III - Guest - 07-22-2007

[/quote]What exactly have you against Hindus, that provoked that statement? Or is it some sort of transferred revenge thing against the BR ban?[/quote]

Sigh - I am now branded as a Hindu hater on the grounds I invoke infallibilities of the practitioners who are zealots.

Others question even my nationality - I am an American of South Indian origin. I am a proud Iyer with roots in Thanjavur. Yes - I am a heretic Brahmin but with a skeptical viewpoint on McHunduism that is prevalent in India currently.

Talking of security of India - consider the challenges.

Alleviation of poverty, opportunities for the emerging youth , balancing growth with rampant ecological destruction should be priorities.

Fundamental to all this is the need for a solid infrastructure - potable water system, safe and secure network of transportation and reliable power with minimal impact on the environment.

The power scenario is the basis for all other growth.

Nuclear power is the answer - look at what South Korea has achieved.

A rapid infusion of capital, know-how in the arena of nuclear power is required. Yes - India can engineer itself - but in this field it will take eons. Time is of the essence.

India needs to accelerate its infrastructure development. Or it risks being a coolie nation.

The logical strategy will be to allow the capitalistic market forces to implement the infrastructure.

India has survived and adapted far longer than predators that have evil designs on it. Like a sponge absorbs water, civilizations and cultures have been assimilated into India and yet its Hindu ethos has survived.

Pusillanimous naysayers who fear a foreign usurpation of India's Hindu psyche are mental eunuchs - castrated of vision.

When Shiva stops his natyam it will all be over - till then enjoy the dance!