Jun 29, 2013 at 10:18:28
“Prahlad Jani claims to have not eaten or drunk water in 70 years
During the 70-odd years since, Mr Jani says he has eaten not so much as a single grain of rice nor consumed a drop of water. And while such an extended gap between meals might be expected to have a fatal impact on the activities of one so deprived, this octogenarian says he’s never felt better.
On Thursday afternoon, he emerged from hospital in the Indian state of Gujarat, where he had spent 15 days. He was monitored around the clock and, according to the medics who oversaw him, consumed no food and no water whatsoever.
No human should be able to survive such conditions unscathed — the lack of water alone should have killed him. But Mr Jani apparently suffered absolutely no ill-effects at all.
“Why are only Facebook and Twitter mentioned as losers? The biggest loser is Apple since no one in China, Hong Kong, Russia will buy the iPhone since it may have a backdoor for NSA snooping or even a kill switch. Who will trust any US telecommunication companies to not send their private data directly to the NSA? Will you ever trust a Cisco router? Snowden's revelations are a massive problem for all US tech companies since they have been cooperating with the NSA.”
“The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cost between $4 trillion and $6 trillion compared to the $738 billion cost of the Vietnam war in 2011 dollars. We could have fixed all our infrastructure for a fraction of the cost of unnecessary wars.”
E-Nation on May 25, 2013 at 10:40:02
“and it would have taken just a few phone calls to the FAA, at least by the 3rd intelligence memo.”
“In the USA, we have armageddon for butterflies and dragonflies. The Monarch butterfly in Dec. 2012 was down 59% from the previous year as they migrated from USA and Canada to Mexico - their lowest level in 20 years. I take lots of photos of butterflies and dragonflies - about 200,000 every year. Last year I noticed that my photos of the Monarch butterfly were down from about 35,000 a year to only 10,000. By this date, I had more than 60,000 photos last year. This year I have less than 100. It may have been a cold spring but there are virtually no butterflies and dragonflies in the woods where I take photos. I know this is anecdotal evidence but my sightings of butterflies and dragonflies are down by a factor of 1000. Every warm day last year, one could see dozens of dragonflies glittering in the sun across every meadow. So far this year I have seen only four dragonflies. I have spent hundreds of hours in the woods and seen a grand total of only 4 dragonflies and maybe 30 butterflies of which I have managed to photograph 1 dragonfly and 3 small butterflies (2 pearl crescents and a skipper). I have not seen a single Monarch. There is something totally wrong here in the USA based on my anecdotal evidence of spending lots of time in the woods everyday since March 15th of this year.”
“Churchill was a vile racist responsible for 4 million starvation deaths in India during World War II. So being more popular than Churchill is no compliment.
"When Gandhi began his campaign of peaceful resistance, Churchill raged that he “ought to be lain bound hand and foot at the gates of Delhi and then trampled on by an enormous elephant with the new Viceroy seated on its back.” He later added: “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion.”
"The author points out that Churchill, explaining why he defended the stockpiling of food within Britain, while millions died of starvation in Bengal, told his private secretary that ‘the Hindus were a foul race, protected by their mere pullulation from the doom that is their due.’ Pullulation, Mukerjee notes, means rapid breeding."
“When Gandhi was asked about Western Civilization, his reply was, "I think it would be a good idea."
And judging by Churchill's treatment of India and Indians, Gandhi was right.
"When Gandhi began his campaign of peaceful resistance, Churchill raged that he “ought to be lain bound hand and foot at the gates of Delhi and then trampled on by an enormous elephant with the new Viceroy seated on its back.” He later added: “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion.””
“Churchill deliberately starved 3 or 4 millions Indians to death during world war II accounting for 90% of the casualties of the empire. India should be suing for trillions:
" British prime minister Winston Churchill deliberately let millions of Indians starve to death, the author of a new book has claimed, alleging he was motivated in part by racial hatred.
As many as three million people died in the Bengal famine of 1943 after Japan captured neighbouring Burma — a major source of rice imports — and British colonial rulers in India stockpiled food for soldiers and war workers.
Panic-buying of rice sent prices soaring, and distribution channels were wrecked when officials confiscated or destroyed most boats and bullock carts in Bengal to stop them falling into enemy hands if Japan invaded.
Rice suddenly became scarce in markets and, as worsening hunger spread through villages, Churchill repeatedly refused pleas for emergency food shipments."
When fighting WW2 in India, Britain had to get cannon-fodder from somewhere! After all, the British brought (some kind of) civilization to India. I mean! how else would we have allowed them to come to the UK. They certainly could not have come in their half civilized state - astride their elephants.”
Veerapandiya Kattabomman on Apr 9, 2013 at 15:36:06
“Wait, so the Japanese conquered Burma, leading to a shortage of rice in India, after which there was panic buying, and its all Churchill's fault? How does that work?”
“Fiat currencies only last 40 years or so since they invariably print more. The US went off the gold standard on Aug 15, 1971 since the US spent too much on the war in Vietnam. Since the 2008 financial crisis, the US has printed $3.7 trillion - enough to buy all the gold and silver bullion in the world.
Gold and silver have always been money in human history. Fiat paper becomes confetti every 40 years or so. Those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it and eat their words - enjoy them with your confetti.”
robbins1940 on Mar 16, 2013 at 18:46:04
“My idea of value of a 1 ounce gold may be just a few quid another several hundred. Metals have no real value except what someone preceives it to be.
And as I said what you going to do when there is nothing to buy with your gold.”
“Who can trust a bank anymore? Convert your savings into real money - gold and silver. Then you do not need a bank and precious metals have outperformed every major investment over the last decade.”
robbins1940 on Mar 16, 2013 at 18:19:19
“Gold and silver have no real value. They only have a preceived value. And when the ecominic collaspe comes(and it will) all these metals will have no value. Metals are no good to me or anyone if there is nothing to buy with them. I can not eat gold and silver.”
“UK deficits get larger as interest rates on debt increase due to the downgrade.
And inflation gets higher due to lower value of the pound.
This dark cloud has no silver lining.”
SGillLondonUK on Feb 22, 2013 at 18:06:51
“If the government had spent more time investing in the economy and not cutting jobs things might not be in the state they are now. Yes we have a deficit, but its like a grazed knee, its self healing. Right now, the country is in a mess, and the only answer Osborne has is to continue with the strategy that led us to be downgraded in the first place.”
SGillLondonUK on Feb 22, 2013 at 17:49:13
“The pound has already fallen against the dollar, i don't know by how much, but i know it took a knock today”
“Nice effort to shrug off the starvation deaths of 4 million Indians as due to incompetence, and just an unfortunate situation. But Churchill resisted every effort to help India:
"“He said awful things about Indians. He told his secretary he wished they could be bombed,” Mukerjee said. “He was furious with Indians because he could see America would not let British rule in India continue.”
Churchill derided Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi as a lawyer posing as a “half-naked” holy man, and replied to British officials in India who pleaded for food supplies by asking why Gandhi had not yet died.
“I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion,” he told Leo Amery, the secretary of state for India. Another time he accused Indians of effectively causing the famine by “breeding like rabbits.”
Amery once lost his temper after one rant by the prime minister, telling Churchill that he could not “see much difference between his outlook and Hitler’s.”
“4 million Indians were starved accounting for 90% of the casualties of the British Empire in WW II but Churchill did not see it as worth mentioning:
"Churchill’s six-volume History of the Second World War fails to mention the cataclysm that was responsible for about 90% of total British Empire casualties in that conflict, but makes the extraordinary obverse claim: ‘No great portion of the world population was so effectively protected from the horrors and perils of the World War as were the people of Hindustan. They were carried through the struggle on the shoulders of our small island.’”
"he defended the stockpiling of food within Britain, while millions died of starvation in Bengal, told his private secretary that “the Hindus were a foul race, protected by their mere pullulation from the doom that is their due.” Pullulation, Mukerjee notes, means rapid breeding."
When asked about Western Civilization, Gandhi said "It would be a good idea."
Leveson is a farce like Western Civilization:
"Britain’s political class was given a free pass by Leveson. Acknowledging that politicians from all parties had developed a relationship with the media “which has not been in the public interest”, the report stated there is no evidence of “anything resembling a ‘deal’ whereby News International's support was traded for the expectation of policy favours.”
The very fact that such crude lies are advanced, and generally accepted without protest by the media, underscores that corruption is systemic—the rule rather than the exception. This is, after all, said of a country where it is an open secret that government heads regularly discuss major issues with Murdoch, who exercises something close to veto power over state policy!
Democracy is a façade behind which plutocrats and their political hirelings operate as a law unto themselves."