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Posted in: 'The Wire' star Michael K Williams' death caused by accidental overdose See in context

In the words of Omar Little -

All in the game yo, all in the game.

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Posted in: Biden hosts Indo-Pacific leaders as China concerns grow See in context

"Biden and Modi also met prior to the summit for a one-on-one meeting. The president played up ties to India - referencing Vice President Kamala Harris' Indian heritage and even his own family ties to the subcontinent."

Wonder if Biden also brought up the fact that Modi endorsed Trump and exhorted Indian-Americans to vote for him at the Howdy Modi event in Houston 2 years ago, where Kamala Harris was also present.

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Posted in: Are COVID-19 boosters ethical, with half the world waiting for a first shot? See in context

"Whatever India is doing, the rest of the world needs to follow."

Yes just fudge the numbers and deny that millions of Indians died during the second wave. Why follow Indian then, China is the better model to follow.

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Posted in: Cricket drops 'batsman' to reflect growth of women's game See in context

Well they did remove the term 'Chinaman' earlier. Next to go would be nightwatchman (may be changed to nightwatcher), third man (third person ?) and the 12th man (12th person? ).

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Posted in: Extra security for NZ women's cricketers in Britain See in context

"There about 10 times as many people of Indian origin than Pakistani origin."

Indians love NZ. Why would any Indian threaten the NZ cricket team? Most Indians hate their own cricket team more than they hate the NZ team. Now if it were the Australian cricket team it could have been an Indian because those guys (and gals) drive everyone mad.

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Posted in: Extra security for NZ women's cricketers in Britain See in context

Well Leicester does have many people of Pakistani origin who may be feeling aggrieved about cancellation of NZ tour of Pakistan.

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Posted in: NZ abandons cricket tour of Pakistan over security concerns See in context

PCB has a new chairman now and its the first setback for Ramiz Raja in his new role.

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Posted in: New adidas Hachiko sneakers pay homage to Shibuya’s famous loyal dog See in context

My dog will chew and make short work of this shoe. Also, my dog is very possessive so if she comes to know of the shoes association with another dog she will bark at me all day long.

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Posted in: Singapore news site suspended; critics fear censorship See in context

Not the first social media outlet to get into trouble.

TRS (The Real Singapore) was shut down a few years ago and its founder and his Australian-Japanese wife were jailed on charges of sedition.

Next on the PAP hitlist would be The Independent and Mothership SG I suppose.

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Posted in: Chinese students hit by U.S. visa rejections See in context

Even if these students don't have any CCP affiliation, there are innumerable ways that the CCP thugs can recruit them to do their bidding when studying abroad including pressurizing their family members back home.

A few years ago there was a big hue and cry from the Chinese students on campus when UCSD invited Dalai Lama as guest for an event. Many of these students faced threats by the CCP so they felt compelled to protest.

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Posted in: Veteran Indian sports chief takes over at Asia Olympics body See in context

"Singh, a former Olympic shooter, was a member of the International Olympic Committee executive until 2015 and helped bring events such as the 2010 Commonwealth Games to India."

Which were a total disaster one may add.

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Posted in: India, Australia call for global action in Afghanistan See in context

"Australia also wants to strike a free trade deal with India to reduce its economic reliance on an increasingly hostile China."

All the best with that. India will not agree to any free trade deal that includes farm products in it since farmers are a substantial vote bank in India and there is a powerful farm lobby.

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Posted in: India seeks Australian investment in defense industry See in context

Funny how Modi government calls for a self sufficient India on the one hand and goes around begging for investment on the other.

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Posted in: Nature meets nostalgia: Treehouses return in style See in context

The pics seem straight out of an Enid Blyton book.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S., Australia, India eye 1st in-person Quad summit on Sept 24 See in context

"I sure hope there are some big changes in the Indian government at the next national Parliamentary election."

I also hope so but I doubt that will happen. The opposition is weak, disunited and fractured and many Indians are now too addicted to the cocktail of fake nationalism, Hindu chauvinism and Modi's PR machine to vote for anyone else.

"If Modi or BJP is gone, then the next ruling party in India will pro-China. As we speak, there is a huge socialist movement of Indian farmers going against the BJP's corporatization of agriculture. Socialists in India gradually gain a foothold in many crucial parts of India. Socialists will definitely maintain India's usual neutrality policy but will be closer with China."

What exactly do you know about Indian politics? Socialists have already been well entrenched in Indian politics going back many decades. Most of these socialist leaders had more antipathy towards China than Congress and BJP national leaders.

https://theprint.in/opinion/india-socialist-leaders-warned-china-bigger-enemy-bjp-congress-ignored/444525/

The only parties which were pro-China once upon a time were the Communist parties which ruled a few states like West Bengal and Kerala but they were never a force to reckon with at national level. Even these parties are now anti-China because they recognize that China is now communist in name only.

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Posted in: Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID See in context

The company I work for uses RPA tools to help our American clients automate their routine tasks and business is booming like never before.

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Posted in: Actor Michael K Williams, Omar on 'The Wire,' dead at 54 See in context

RIP. Sad news.

He was also Albert Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire.

Omar Little spoke some words of wisdom. Like 'if you play with puppies all day long come night how will you tackle the wolves'.

If there is a heaven or a hell then 'Omar's coming'.

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Posted in: Efforts grow to stamp out use of parasite drug ivermectin for COVID-19 See in context

"It has also been widely used in other countries, including India and Brazil."

It is true that Ivermectin has been widely used in India for COVID treatment. But it has nothing to do with the fact that India has a conservative government in power. Indian conservatives have very different talking points as compared to conservatives in other countries.

In general, the Indian conservatives are not anti-science. They just believe that all scientific principles were elucidated originally in Vedic scriptures. Therefore, conservatives in India have promoted the use of Coronil, an ayurvedic herbal tablet as a supplementary drug for COVID and called allopathic medicines useless in tackling diseases.

Baba Ramdev, a monk who teaches yoga and is in bed with Modi's government, claims that all Western medicine is useless as seen from the high cases in Western countries and that Ayurvedic herbs should be used to tackle COVID.

https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/medical-association-vs-baba-ramdev-5-things-to-know-about-the-controversy-121060100334_1.html

https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/yoga-guru-ramdev-withdraws-comments-on-allopathic-medicine-after-furore-121052400002_1.html

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/doctors-question-plan-to-hand-out-patanjali-s-coronil-to-covid-19-patients-11622024403835.html

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Posted in: Taliban approve Afghanistan's first cricket test since takeover See in context

Maybe the Afghan cricketers plan to file for asylum in Australia.

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Posted in: Kikkoman wants soy sauce to be the 'ketchup of India' See in context

They will be more successful if they diversify into things other than soy sauce to create brand recognition first.

Hope they are aware that it is not just the ketchup brands (most of which are well entrenched in the Indian market) that they will be competing against. Many Indians prefer chutneys (and not ketchup) with their snacks, and most ketchup brands have diversified into selling ready to eat chutneys already.

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Posted in: From election to COVID, 9/11 conspiracies cast a long shadow See in context

"There were, of course, conspiracy theories before 9/11 happened – John F Kennedy’s assassination, the moon landing, a supposed 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico. And the country’s interest in alternative, fringe theories was on the rise before 9/11, exemplified by the 1990s show “The X-Files,” with its taglines of “The truth is out there” and “trust no one.”"

JFK was assassinated by the Cigarette Smoking Man who pinned it on Lee Harvey Oswald. The Roswell alien spacecraft crash was caused by magnetite, and there were many other alien spacecraft crashes which were covered up better by the Syndicate, like the one in Townsend, Wisconsin.

Sadly the X-Files original run ended a few months after 9/11. However, I am also inclined to believe that 9/11 was the handiwork of aliens.

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Posted in: Harris accuses China of intimidation in disputed seas See in context

"Singapore has had 2 Presidents of Indian origin (if that is your definition of a minority in Singapore) and the first one was of Malaysian origin (also a minority if you define that term by number of inhabitants)."

President is a ceremonial post in Singapore. The PM has the real power, and that means the Lee dynasty.

Tharman Shanmugaratnam will never become the Singapore PM even though most of the Singaporeans (both pro and anti PAP) prefer him over the seat warmers like Chan Chun Sing and others who are in the race to become the next SG PM.

Even the presidential elections have had their fair share of controversies. Halimah Yacob was appointed the President in 2017 after PAP reserved the Presidential elections for Malays. Ignoring the fact that Halimah is a half-Indian who had an Indian father and her race on the IC is mentioned as Indian (Yes, Singapore categorizes its citizens by race). PAP opponents allege this was done to keep out popular anti-PAP politician Tan Cheng Bock from running for presidency.

"Chinese in Singapore have a natural affinity with China for cultural reasons and due to their education, but that doesn't mean that they love the CCP."

Many don't want anything to do with the CCP but many (the older generation especially but also many younger ones) sympathize with the CCP.

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Posted in: Harris accuses China of intimidation in disputed seas See in context

Interesting that US can elect a President from a minority ethnicity but Singapore will never do that even if the majority of Singaporeans prefer him over the puppets that PAP keep churning out to keep the seat warm for Lee Hsien Loong's son.

As far as the SCS issue is concerned, it is interesting to read the comments of Singaporeans many of whom have sympathies with China inspite of the fact that China's dubious claims in the SCS will have an impact on Singapore's status as a logistic hub and one of the worlds busiest ports.

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Posted in: Uncertainty, distress for Afghan cricketers after Taliban takeover See in context

Many of Afghanistan's cricketers are Pashtuns. Taliban will not stop the game, however the risk is of the cash strapped gang of criminals indulging in extortion against the Afghan cricketers, some of whom have earned millions playing in the IPL.

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Posted in: Putin launches construction of new warships amid tensions See in context

"Many of our weapons have the capabilities that have no analogues in the world, and some will remain unrivaled for a long time to come"

Russia already has an impressive arsenal of missiles and the one of the best (if not the best) missile technology in the world. That is why it is unfair of the US to pressurize countries to stop buying Russian arms and instead go for US weapons.

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Posted in: Al Capone's guns to go under the hammer in U.S. auction See in context

You can go much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word.

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Posted in: China reports zero local virus cases as Delta outbreak retreats See in context

To those who believe the headline, I have a bridge to sell.

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Posted in: Harris meets with Singapore leaders See in context

"Singapore is the anchor of the U.S. naval presence in Southeast Asia and has a deep trade partnership with the U.S., but the country also seeks to maintain strong ties with China and a position of neutrality amid increasingly frosty U.S.-China relations."

Was there any conversation about Dickson Yeo, a Singaporean who was caught spying for China in the US?

Or about Huang Jing, an ex-Harvard professor and an American citizen of Chinese origin, who was a professor at LKY School of Public Policy at NUS and was expelled from Singapore for trying to influence Singapore's foreign policy to become more favorable towards China?

Singapore projects an image of being a US ally but has long had sympathies towards China because the majority population are ethnic Chinese many of whom regard China as their motherland. Inspite of the fact the China's dubious claims in the SCS will affect Singapore's status as a littoral state and a logistic hub which depends on free trade and navigation to maintain its status as one of the world busiest ports, many Singaporeans will never support their government aligning with the US against China.

Further, the ruling PAP government has also pursued a policy of racial harmony to maintain stability while at the same time subtly promoting racial chauvinism among the Chinese majority. Anyone who has read LKYs writings will acknowledge that he regarded Chinese race as superior to other races, so all the facade of being a democratic country having shared values with the US should be taken with a pinch of salt.

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Posted in: New Zealand concedes 'COVID zero' strategy no longer viable as Delta outbreak grows See in context

No mention of Ardern in this article. If things were going well her name would be pasted all over the place.

All politicians be it left, right, center, forward, backward are all the same. Take credit when things go well and blame the fall guy when things turn south.

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Posted in: China allows couples third child amid demographic crisis See in context

The easiest way for China to increase their population numbers would be to offer citizenship to all the ethnic Chinese in Indonesia and Malaysia. Many of the Chinese in these countries are unhappy with the racist policies of their governments and support PRC inspite of never having lived there for a day. Give them the chance to see for themselves what a utopian paradise their ancestral motherland is.

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