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WikiLeaks Cables Foreshadow Russian Instigation of Ukrainian Military Action

ganesh.rao Re:"pro-Russian forces in Crimea" (479 comments)

Correct me if I'm wrong... Poland broke away and became independent from Russia during the Russian Civil War.

Poland's east was Russia. West is Germany.

"In the chaos to the east the Polish forces set out to expand there as much as feasible... "

That statement reads to me as though Polish forces tried to capitalise on the mayhem in Russia and took advantage of the situation.

about 6 months ago
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WikiLeaks Cables Foreshadow Russian Instigation of Ukrainian Military Action

ganesh.rao Re:"pro-Russian forces in Crimea" (479 comments)

The native Americans weren't exterminated.

The word "almost" was required.

When did Poland ever try to conquer Russia? It's the other way around. They've been subjugated by Russian rule numerous times.

If you were not indoctrinated into a specific school of thought, you would not have asked that ignorant question.

OP was referring to the most recent war before Soviet Russia invaded Poland for the last time.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...–Soviet_War

^_ My history lectures here do not in anyway reflect my opinion about the current situation in Ukraine. That is besides the point I'm trying to make here.

about 6 months ago
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India Plans Mission To Probe Sun By 2020

ganesh.rao Re:I Don't See How (146 comments)

To bad for you, the world doesn't look at India's satellite-rockets as an ICBM military program, when the level of threat is far below any country on the planet. India has never invaded another country in over a millennia. It is the only country to be supplied by NSG whilst not having signed the NPT. Any takers?

about 6 months ago
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Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

ganesh.rao RIPE NCC does not assign PI (574 comments)

It is becoming harder and harder to get IPs allocated from RIRs now.

RIPE NCC now refuses to assign provider independent IP space for any sized request.

about 6 months ago
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Edward Snowden's Lawyer Claims Harassment From Heathrow Border Agent

ganesh.rao Re:The UK border staff are wildly incompetent. (261 comments)

Every now and then the right wing British media start hating on immigrants.

Through out last year there was the big hype of Bulgarian and Romanian immigration wave from Jan 1, 2014. It is 2014 now, where has all the hype gone? Barely an article or two a month now compared to the twice weekly in 2013.

This sort of thing cultivates racism. IMO.

about 7 months ago
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Snowden Document Says Dutch Secret Service Hacks Internet Forums

ganesh.rao Re:Huh? What? (162 comments)

For a change, I know that there are like minded people here :)
Felt rather alone for a while.

about 10 months ago
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Massive Data Leak Reveals How the Ultra Rich Hide Their Wealth

ganesh.rao Re:It is as if there is no law (893 comments)

If there was ever a reason to like the United States of America, this is it.

I hope more people like you still exist on that piece of land.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Collect Payments From a Multinational Company?

ganesh.rao Re:Name and Shame (341 comments)

Maybe business isn't right for you. I'm not sure if they teach these life experiences in your business schools, but that's how the world really works. If you want to enforce that contract through lawyers, that will be the last contract you'll ever enforce. If you are seen as hawkish, people will be reluctant to come to you.

about 2 years ago
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Indian Gov't Bans Bulk SMS, Investigating Social Media

ganesh.rao Re:he doesn't even know - sad (101 comments)

Heh, "non-productive" - well, at least everyone's productively found out that you're not actually from the country you're claiming to know so much about, and whose kleptocracy you're defending.

I really don't like talking down to kids :)

about 2 years ago
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Indian Gov't Bans Bulk SMS, Investigating Social Media

ganesh.rao Re:You're Not Even Indian, Are You? (101 comments)

I'm live in Bangalore :)

You still haven't made one useful point in all your posts in this thread. You've simply accused the government yet not offered a single solution. You've accused me of being an outsider, yet you disgrace yourself of being an Indian. You apparently aren't educated at all, did you just finish school?

Again I ask you, where are you and what background do you have with anything related to policies of this country?

Do you really know what it takes to run the government of the largest democracy? You just seem like a kid blaming the government for all your personal short comings.

Let me know when you have something useful to contribute.

about 2 years ago
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Indian Gov't Bans Bulk SMS, Investigating Social Media

ganesh.rao Re:India - Egypt (101 comments)

The solution to the problem is to throw the ruling bums out from the Centre.

And replace them with bums like yourself?

I'm sorry but that's not a solution. You just have a political view, not a solution. You need to read and learn a lot more.

As much as I'd like to leave this non-productive conversation, it bothers me that people with half-baked information get so loud and unruly. Hence, the need to comment :P

about 2 years ago
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Indian Gov't Bans Bulk SMS, Investigating Social Media

ganesh.rao Re:India - Egypt (101 comments)

For the uneducated souls like yourself, the term "neocons" abbreviates for neo-conservatism. A fancy word for politically right-wing nut jobs. There are neocons in US, UK, India and in most democratic countries in the world. Surely, you jumped the gun too early. I suppose thats expected since you've been doing that with all your previous citations.

Dumb people like you will always exist. But that's the beauty of India, ignorant people like you do get a chance to speak and we call that right democracy.

I have travelled across the world visiting a wide spectrum of political and religious countries. From Afghanistan to Israel, England to Thailand. I don't need to justify my thoughts and work to the likes of you. You like calling names, lets hear your credentials.

As for the RSS, they are the lowest living souls in this country. Hooligans that this nation hosts in Mumbai. You should have watched MNS Secretary General earlier last night, he used the phrase "super Ghandhisim" on live national television reflecting on the Mumbai police's "softness" on Aug 14th. He openly said that he wanted the Mumbai police to murder civilians during the unrest earlier this month just like the 1992 massacres (were you even born then?). BJP is very closely allied with these right-wing political parties.

I hope for the sake of humanity that we never see such idiots in the Centre. They are only a source of embarrassment to this nation. While the Congress is far from perfect, I do not see any other political party even remotely suitable to even understand our sensitive country.

You look like a depraved Hindu who would happily stand in Godse's shoes, on count. You seem not to understand the difference between corruption and democracy, I guess such understanding is for higher beings than yourself. Oh wait, racism runs in your blood. Ignorance is what is in your head. There is not much anyone can expect from you.

Have a wonderful evening and good night.

about 2 years ago
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Indian Gov't Bans Bulk SMS, Investigating Social Media

ganesh.rao Re:vote-rigging (101 comments)

>There is no mention of "registration forms" or free housing within those links.

Here you go, Kaangressi:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Cong-builds-house-of-dreams-on-Narendra-Modis-turf/articleshow/15579607.cms

They are trying to hoodwink the poorest people in society, in a no-holds barred bid to eliminate their opponent. This type of blatant offering of sops is basically tantamount to vote-rigging.

You can act like an apologist for them all you want, but your comments reveal more about yourself than about the subject you're commenting upon. Indians like me want improvements in Indian democracy, and meanwhile apologists like you leave me cold.

Have you ever in your life read the articles you cite here entirely or are you just trying to type something to take my screen space? Let me quote...

Housing for urban poor was a hallmark of previous Congress governments when the Gujarat Housing Board constructed precisely 1,76,830 homes in the 1970s and 1980s. Once the BJP came to power, the GHB went defunct and housing was a subject left to the builders.

1- Congress did deliver on its promise when they were in power for building homes.
2- BJP stays in power for two decades. Screws it all up and does nothing.
3- Congress now makes a new commitment to build more homes if put in power and you suddenly have a problem with that?

Why? They have delivered to their previous commitment. If not entirely, atleast more than the current BJP government.

People like you will always exist to complain and cry but have nothing to offer for a solution. JFK:- Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.

about 2 years ago
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Indian Gov't Bans Bulk SMS, Investigating Social Media

ganesh.rao Re:India - Egypt (101 comments)

You're extremely naive to believe that the Congress Party plans to give up power. They're already so deep upto their eyeballs in scams which they aren't willing to face criminal prosecution for, if they lose the next elections. So they don't plan to lose - they plan to engineer their victory by illicit and underhanded means, rendering any electoral exercise a farce.

You're quite a shill for the Status Quo, aren't you? Are you related to any Congress Party members? Or do you gain some false pride by turning a blind eye to the failings of Indian democracy?

Well, if you have incapable and right-wing opposition parties like the BJP/NDA, you'll never see anyone but the Congress in power. You think the minorities in this country are ever going to vote for these right wingers? When was the last time one of these parties had a stance in J&K? Remember that India has a significant minority population and a very large tolerant majority population.

Blame the Congress to have held power that they don't deserve only when you have a deserving opposition party. That said, the next election might be the best chance any other party can get because of the Centre's mighty publicized failings in the past 8-9 years; but I still doubt it since the BJP has voiced its neocon nature already.

You blame the party at the Centre of rigging everything down to the States. Let me ask you, has anyone of the opposition parties agreed to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill? Coming elections, you gotta pick the lesser of the two devils.

I have no allegiance with any party in this country. I simply vote for the representatives of the more secular and tolerant party. Give me an alternate to the Congress that is more secular and tolerant, I'll vote for them. Regardless of how good they are in building the economy of this country (or other matters), I'd like to first stop any bloodshed within the country (thread topic?).

You seem to be like the one who'll only criticise the government yet offer no solution to the problem. I think I'll stop wasting my time going around in circles for a person who can't offer anything for this country.

about 2 years ago
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Indian Gov't Bans Bulk SMS, Investigating Social Media

ganesh.rao Re:India - Egypt (101 comments)

You may call India "the world's largest democracy" - but I call it the world's largest hypocrisy, the world's largest kleptocracy.

Elections in India have been reduced to a farce - but that doesn't seem to bother you, as long as you can make a technical claim that there are elections.

Now, now. Don't be a troll. The same thing can be said of any country in the world. Just because political parties swoop real low to influence your vote, it doesn't mean the voting system itself is broken and unfair. That said there are severe consequences when such laws are broken. The Election Commission of India by all means is a strong and independent body.

Take a look at the latest electoral antics from the ruling Congress Party:

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/guj-polls-cong-meticulously-plotting-to-dethrone-modi/183402/on

http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=772594

Now they're promising free homes to people who'll vote against the opposition party. They're handing out "registration forms" which carry no legal weight whatsoever, in an attempt to target the most vulnerable and gullible sections of society.

The ruling party at the Centre has committed itself to using any means, by hook or by crook, no matter how foul, to defeat political opponents. The day isn't far off when they'll be kidnapping opponents and physically eliminating them.

Did you even read the links you posted? Congress is the opposition party. Ruling party happens to be the BJP in Gujrat. There is no mention of "registration forms" or free housing within those links.

India is no longer a democracy - it's now just a dictatorship punctuated by elections.

Sure, a dictatorship who's term ends every 5 years. 1.2~ billion people and this is the way a country is run when everyone's voice is heard. That is called democracy. If you are unhappy, move to China and complain there.

about 2 years ago
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Indian Gov't Bans Bulk SMS, Investigating Social Media

ganesh.rao Re:India - China (101 comments)

<rant>
When Americans are cornered and there isn't a gun in sight, they'll start throwing leaves and stones as well.

Next time an American shows hypocrisy on freedom, point them towards Gitmo and Manning.
</rant>

While I do like the freedom they enjoy that other countries and cultures are very envious of (I am to a degree), but I sure hope they stop the hypocrisy.

about 2 years ago
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Indian Gov't Bans Bulk SMS, Investigating Social Media

ganesh.rao Re:India - Egypt (101 comments)

As much as I'd like to stand up for my country our press is in shambles as well.

You read the fact that messages came from Pakistani sources. Good. But do you know why it did and why now? Be a little cynical. Ask a Pakistani what he reads about India's adventures in Pakistan, you'll get the complete picture then (or rather you'll be in disbelief with your Pakistani mate).

Media today is a sophisticated brainwashing tool. Think twice before you believe what information you get through mainstream media.

about 2 years ago
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Indian Gov't Bans Bulk SMS, Investigating Social Media

ganesh.rao Re:India - China (101 comments)

Unfortunately "Taco Cowboy", you seem to be like the one who reads New York Times more than once a day. I cannot convenience or even try to explain to a person who is politically brainwashed and yet lead to believe you have freedom of speech. I'm sure you'd disagree with everything that is on display at RT.com, won't you?

I did not say that the limitations on communication was absolute. It was a temporary measure put in place to prevent bloodshed and panic. I'm more than happy to have a conference call with less than 5 people for a week, if it means it would save someone else's life. I suppose those are the differences between the two countries. People here are willing to accommodate difficulties in times of trouble, while Americans can't have their luxuries taken away even if the apocalypse is in sight. Oh yes, I meant the American people and not its government. I can't really blame you for our differences, now can I?

There are 1.1+ billion people here. We certainly have democracy that is best doable with such a wide spectrum of thoughts, cultures, religions, races and people; at this time. You have less than 1/3rd of our population and the funny part is that you still believe you have "democracy" and "free speech". When was the last time the US Govt. made a decision in the pure interest of its people? ObamaCare wouldn't be forced down on people nor would Assange be hunted down. Where is freedom of choice and expression, Mr. Taco?

India is by no means a "perfect" society. You will always have people agreeing to various subjects, including "honour killing" no matter what you do; that is the vast nature of this country. We can only do our utmost best to further educate people and that is being done. Your press would like you to believe that the whole world (minus the US ofcourse) is a "3rd world country". I suppose I can only expect so much from its reader.

Frankly, I suggest you read more than one news paper. Preferably one that isn't printed in the West and you'll see difference. You can start with RT and Al-Jazeera.

about 2 years ago
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Indian Gov't Bans Bulk SMS, Investigating Social Media

ganesh.rao Re:India - China (101 comments)

How free are you, really?

I suppose you prefer having a few thousand dead rather than having to curtail your ability to send text messages to more than 5 people at once? Is your convenience worth someone else's life?

Policy making and enforcement is a difficult task. Slashdotters think its as easy as creating a new blog post. Heck, there are 100s of /.'ers who wouldn't agree with me on this but you expect everyone else to line up with your thoughts on freedom of speech and expression? There is culture and religion to consider as well, and quite a few of each.

Speech is only worthy of freedom when there is respect tagged along with it, be it friend or foe. Please don't quote me with your American-flavoured hypocrisy. I think the world has had enough of that.

about 2 years ago

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US court drops charges against Indian diplomat, reducing tensions

ganesh.rao ganesh.rao writes  |  about 6 months ago

ganesh.rao (1581043) writes "New Delhi welcomed the favourable decision by a US court to drop charges against the Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, who was charged last year in New York for visa fraud and making false statements about her domestic worker's wages to the US government. The federal judge ruled that the diplomat had immunity at the time of her indictment and hence dismissed the case. However, the ruling on Wednesday could potentially allow prosecutors to bring in new charges if they choose to do so. It would now be safe for the former diplomat to travel to the US to be with her American husband and children."
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US court drops charges against Indian diplomat, reducing tensions between the tw

ganesh.rao ganesh.rao writes  |  about 6 months ago

ganesh.rao (1581043) writes "New Delhi welcomed the favourable decision by a US court to drop charges against the Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, who was charged last year in New York for visa fraud and making false statements about her domestic worker's wages to the US government. The federal judge ruled that the diplomat had immunity at the time of her indictment and hence dismissed the case. However, the ruling on Wednesday could potentially allow prosecutors to bring in new charges if they choose to do so. It would now be safe for the former diplomat to travel to the US to be with her American husband and children."
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