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(NBC News)   India's diplomatic conflict with the US escalates as they attack and destroy one of America's most prized assets. Darryl Issa promising to investigate, declaring this "obvious terrorist attack" worse then "200 Benghazis"   (worldnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 217
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2013-12-20 11:45:39 AM  
It should be noted that the Dominos in Mumbai is probably a local franchise owned by Indians using Indian-grown ingredients for their pizzas.

So, good job, India, you just ruined some of your fellow countryman's livelihood because you got pissy and you are too backwards to understand how franchises work.
 
2013-12-20 11:49:56 AM  
I'm not hearing much reaction from Indian's in the US about this.
 
2013-12-20 11:52:47 AM  

James!: I'm not hearing much reaction from Indian's in the US about this.


My Indian friends expressed outrage over India's reaction on facebook. They're behind Preet Bharara. Take that how you will.
 
2013-12-20 11:57:12 AM  
They're demanding that the charges be dropped. Cute. It's almost like they're trying to compete with the 'Affluenza' case for the biggest dick-waving example of "The rich and priviledged are above the law".
 
2013-12-20 12:02:06 PM  

James!: I'm not hearing much reaction from Indian's in the US about this.


They're still pissed off about Sand Creek, Wounded Knee, etc., so not reacting to this.
 
2013-12-20 12:04:51 PM  

RexTalionis: So, good job, India, you just ruined some of your fellow countryman's livelihood because you got pissy and you are too backwards to understand how franchises work.


Indians don't know how franchises work?
 
2013-12-20 12:10:03 PM  
The Republican Party of India, which carried out the attack

The republicans in India are terrorists just like in the US.
 
2013-12-20 12:17:27 PM  
I know ion diplomatic terms that this is pretty serious, but WTF India?  This is what you want to make a stand on?
 
2013-12-20 12:26:57 PM  
It was probably more to do with the shiatty pizza than anything else.
 
2013-12-20 12:28:20 PM  

Mentat: I know ion diplomatic terms that this is pretty serious, but WTF India?  This is what you want to make a stand on?


It should tell us something that countries most Americans see as backward have higher standards than we do. American Exceptionalism at it's best: believing that whatever you do, it's not only okay but good for the world.
 
2013-12-20 12:34:18 PM  
Fine lets check how many H1b visas are coming due...
 
2013-12-20 12:36:36 PM  

Mentat: ion diplomatic terms


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2013-12-20 12:40:56 PM  
Hey... don't be a noid
 
2013-12-20 12:54:30 PM  

edmo: Mentat: I know ion diplomatic terms that this is pretty serious, but WTF India?  This is what you want to make a stand on?

It should tell us something that countries most Americans see as backward have higher standards than we do. American Exceptionalism at it's best: believing that whatever you do, it's not only okay but good for the world.


Indian media would have no problem with strip searching her if she was poor.
 
2013-12-20 12:55:55 PM  
Well, than
 
2013-12-20 12:56:48 PM  
Why did this get greened when all the action in Turkey (which has actual rammifications in the US) from the last 3 days can't get a green to shove in a shoebox?

...maybe I should put benghazi or obamacare in a headline...
 
2013-12-20 12:57:02 PM  
Republican Party of India: "If we can hit that bullseye, the rest of the Dominos will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate"
 
2013-12-20 01:01:36 PM  
200 Benghazis? MY GOD. That's 9/11 times one hundred million!
 
2013-12-20 01:01:58 PM  
I have a feeling we are going to ultimately cave on this one.

You would think we could have mounted the evidence that the person was violating U.S. labor laws and then go up-channel through Indian officials in a way that resulted in the person getting a slap on the wrist and their replacement paying a real wage.
 
2013-12-20 01:02:45 PM  

Mentat: I know ion diplomatic terms that this is pretty serious, but WTF India?  This is what you want to make a stand on?


BBC had a good bit on this.  Apparently this is all about the coming elections in May for India and all of the politicians are latching on this as a good bullshiat issue to use to avoid talking about real problems.  Now it's turned into a contest of "who's the most outraged."  Your opponent says this is the worst thing ever and we should expel America diplomats?  Then you have to say you're going to personally attack Americans to show that you're the REAL Indian nationalist and the other guy is just a poser.

Agarista: Why did this get greened when all the action in Turkey (which has actual rammifications in the US) from the last 3 days can't get a green to shove in a shoebox?

...maybe I should put benghazi or obamacare in a headline...


Mods finally decided to approve some of my articles!  :0

Seriously, almost all of these Indian threads are my submissions.
 
2013-12-20 01:02:51 PM  
And not a word of support for the Indian she kept as a slave.  Fark them.
 
2013-12-20 01:03:01 PM  
Thanks Obama.
 
2013-12-20 01:03:11 PM  

edmo: Mentat: I know ion diplomatic terms that this is pretty serious, but WTF India?  This is what you want to make a stand on?

It should tell us something that countries most Americans see as backward have higher standards than we do. American Exceptionalism at it's best: believing that whatever you do, it's not only okay but good for the world.


Huh? How is India showing their 'higher standards'? Wtf are you even on about?
 
2013-12-20 01:05:36 PM  
www.timelymanner.biz
 
2013-12-20 01:05:52 PM  

Rapmaster2000: edmo: Mentat: I know ion diplomatic terms that this is pretty serious, but WTF India?  This is what you want to make a stand on?

It should tell us something that countries most Americans see as backward have higher standards than we do. American Exceptionalism at it's best: believing that whatever you do, it's not only okay but good for the world.

Indian media would have no problem with strip searching her if she was poor.


And would probably turn a blind eye if she were raped while in police custody.
 
2013-12-20 01:06:21 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Indian media would have no problem with strip searching raping her if she was poor.



FTFY.

Smackledorfer: I have a feeling we are going to ultimately cave on this one.

You would think we could have mounted the evidence that the person was violating U.S. labor laws and then go up-channel through Indian officials in a way that resulted in the person getting a slap on the wrist and their replacement paying a real wage.


I'm more betting they're going to deport her. Let's face it- the US generally IS better than most places at, "Oh yeah? Well fark YOU!"
 
2013-12-20 01:07:22 PM  
The moral of the story is that apparently you can smuggle whatever you want into jail if you're arrested in India.

An entrepreneur could start a pretty successful ass-based smuggling ring.
 
2013-12-20 01:08:22 PM  

RexTalionis: It should be noted that the Dominos in Mumbai is probably a local franchise owned by Indians using Indian-grown ingredients for their pizzas.

So, good job, India, you just ruined some of your fellow countryman's livelihood because you got pissy and you are too backwards to understand how franchises work.


Good thing that Americans never do stupid stuff like that.
 
2013-12-20 01:09:17 PM  

shanrick: The Republican Party of India, which carried out the attack

The republicans in India are terrorists just like in the US.


I know, it's spreading.
 
2013-12-20 01:09:22 PM  

hardinparamedic: 200 Benghazis? MY GOD. That's 9/11 times one hundred million!


It's one Pizzaghazi!

/really?  i'm the first?
 
2013-12-20 01:09:48 PM  

JesusJuice: edmo: Mentat: I know ion diplomatic terms that this is pretty serious, but WTF India?  This is what you want to make a stand on?

It should tell us something that countries most Americans see as backward have higher standards than we do. American Exceptionalism at it's best: believing that whatever you do, it's not only okay but good for the world.

Huh? How is India showing their 'higher standards'? Wtf are you even on about?


I think he's whining about the alleged strip search.

Of course, a good way to not get arrested and (maybe) strip searched is to not lie to obtain a visa, break minimum wage laws, not even stick to the below minimum wage pay that you tried to stick your employee with, and steal your employee's passport.
 
2013-12-20 01:09:59 PM  

edmo: Mentat: I know ion diplomatic terms that this is pretty serious, but WTF India?  This is what you want to make a stand on?

It should tell us something that countries most Americans see as backward have higher standards than we do. American Exceptionalism at it's best: believing that whatever you do, it's not only okay but good for the world.


Higher standards for pizza?
 
2013-12-20 01:10:39 PM  

JesusJuice: edmo: Mentat: I know ion diplomatic terms that this is pretty serious, but WTF India?  This is what you want to make a stand on?

It should tell us something that countries most Americans see as backward have higher standards than we do. American Exceptionalism at it's best: believing that whatever you do, it's not only okay but good for the world.

Huh? How is India showing their 'higher standards'? Wtf are you even on about?


Don't you know? Slavery's totally morally superior to strip searching a person before putting them in jail.
 
2013-12-20 01:10:55 PM  
there was an AC-130 gunship loitering over the area, but Presdident B. Papa Ginobama gave them the order to stand down

why

....why
 
2013-12-20 01:10:59 PM  

JesusJuice: edmo: Mentat: I know ion diplomatic terms that this is pretty serious, but WTF India?  This is what you want to make a stand on?

It should tell us something that countries most Americans see as backward have higher standards than we do. American Exceptionalism at it's best: believing that whatever you do, it's not only okay but good for the world.

Huh? How is India showing their 'higher standards'? Wtf are you even on about?


Strip searching a diplomat and putting her in general holding is worse than said diplomat saying she is paying her servant $4500/month, but in reality are paying $3.30/hr in violation of a contract, refusing to let the woman leave citing fake "visa restrictions", and all in all keeping her as close to a slave as possible while lying through your teeth about her working conditions.
 
2013-12-20 01:12:47 PM  

Graffito: RexTalionis: It should be noted that the Dominos in Mumbai is probably a local franchise owned by Indians using Indian-grown ingredients for their pizzas.

So, good job, India, you just ruined some of your fellow countryman's livelihood because you got pissy and you are too backwards to understand how franchises work.

Good thing that Americans never do stupid stuff like that.


I'm going to stick it to BP by boycotting my local BP station.  From now on, I'm only going to Chevron because they only sell Chevron gas distributed by Chevron pipelines from a Chevron refinery with crude oil delivered by Chevron supertankers that came from Chevron wells.

This summarizes my understanding of the oil industry from production to retail sales.
 
2013-12-20 01:13:08 PM  
What exactly are they mad about?  Did we not rape her enough after her arrest for their liking?
 
2013-12-20 01:14:08 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Graffito: RexTalionis: It should be noted that the Dominos in Mumbai is probably a local franchise owned by Indians using Indian-grown ingredients for their pizzas.

So, good job, India, you just ruined some of your fellow countryman's livelihood because you got pissy and you are too backwards to understand how franchises work.

Good thing that Americans never do stupid stuff like that.

I'm going to stick it to BP by boycotting my local BP station.  From now on, I'm only going to Chevron because they only sell Chevron gas distributed by Chevron pipelines from a Chevron refinery with crude oil delivered by Chevron supertankers that came from Chevron wells.

This summarizes my understanding of the oil industry from production to retail sales.


Exactly!
 
2013-12-20 01:14:33 PM  

thurstonxhowell: JesusJuice: edmo: Mentat: I know ion diplomatic terms that this is pretty serious, but WTF India?  This is what you want to make a stand on?

It should tell us something that countries most Americans see as backward have higher standards than we do. American Exceptionalism at it's best: believing that whatever you do, it's not only okay but good for the world.

Huh? How is India showing their 'higher standards'? Wtf are you even on about?

I think he's whining about the alleged strip search.

Of course, a good way to not get arrested and (maybe) strip searched is to not lie to obtain a visa, break minimum wage laws, not even stick to the below minimum wage pay that you tried to stick your employee with, and steal your employee's passport.


It's amazing to me that searching a wealthy woman is more offensive to some people than slavery. If India had 'higher standards' they wouldn't be going into conniptions of outrage on behalf of this evil woman.
 
2013-12-20 01:15:03 PM  
And another thing this asshole, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid

"We try to ensure that they have enough to serve with dignity," Mr. Khurshid said. "If there is a problem with your law and our settled wage scales, that's something we need to talk about with your government."

He's really saying, "You should allow our diplomats to ignore your minimum wage laws" isn't he?
 
2013-12-20 01:15:37 PM  
godammit subby, don't tease me like that. i had Issa in my fantasy picks for the week.
 
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2013-12-20 01:15:45 PM  
Why can't we just have this one Indian.  You've got a billion more.  Be a bro India.
 
2013-12-20 01:15:57 PM  
I think we should close every Dominos as a precautionary measure.  From this there can be only good.
 
2013-12-20 01:16:33 PM  

meat0918: Strip searching a diplomat and putting her in general holding is worse than said diplomat saying she is paying her servant $4500/month, but in reality are paying $3.30/hr in violation of a contract, refusing to let the woman leave citing fake "visa restrictions", and all in all keeping her as close to a slave as possible while lying through your teeth about her working conditions.


She wasn't a diplomat.  She was a consult.  Diplomats have 24/7 immunity because they tend to work outside the embassy with the people of the guest country, thus are more likely to have trumped up charges made against them in retribution for rabble rousing.  Consults only have immunity for work performed in the embassy because it tends to be limited to people of their home country.
 
2013-12-20 01:17:12 PM  
They're going to regret their actions when the realize they can't get their vindaloo pizza in 30 minutes or less or their rupees back.
 
2013-12-20 01:19:20 PM  

Dinjiin: meat0918: Strip searching a diplomat and putting her in general holding is worse than said diplomat saying she is paying her servant $4500/month, but in reality are paying $3.30/hr in violation of a contract, refusing to let the woman leave citing fake "visa restrictions", and all in all keeping her as close to a slave as possible while lying through your teeth about her working conditions.

She wasn't a diplomat.  She was a consult.  Diplomats have 24/7 immunity because they tend to work outside the embassy with the people of the guest country, thus are more likely to have trumped up charges made against them in retribution for rabble rousing.  Consults only have immunity for work performed in the embassy because it tends to be limited to people of their home country.


Ok, consult.

My point stands though, she still has to pay her servant the New York minimum wage, not India's
 
2013-12-20 01:20:07 PM  
meat0918:

He's really saying, "You should allow our diplomats to ignore your minimum wage laws" isn't he?

At the very least, he believes they should be able to ignore our minimum wage laws while they plead ignorance and negotiate on an acceptable pay scale that, to their liking, will still be below our legal minimum threshold.
 
2013-12-20 01:20:22 PM  
I knew Indians were poor, but they resort to eating cardboard?
 
2013-12-20 01:20:24 PM  

edmo: Mentat: I know ion diplomatic terms that this is pretty serious, but WTF India?  This is what you want to make a stand on?

It should tell us something that countries most Americans see as backward have higher standards than we do. American Exceptionalism at it's best: believing that whatever you do, it's not only okay but good for the world.


What?  This woman broke US laws while in the country.  That's not "American exceptionalism," it's just the rules.  You can't go to another country and break their laws and expect not to be prosecuted just because it's ok in your own country.

And the strip searching is SOP.  If she didn't want to get strip searched by American authorities, maybe  she shouldn't have broken American laws.
 
2013-12-20 01:22:53 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Of course, a good way to not get arrested and (maybe) strip searched is to not lie to obtain a visa, break minimum wage laws, not even stick to the below minimum wage pay that you tried to stick your employee with, and steal your employee's passport.


Exactly.  She broke the farking law.  There are consequences.
 
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