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(AP News)   Protestors storm capital with long rows of tractors while waving religious flags. Surprisingly, they're not Republicans   (apnews.com) divider line
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2021-01-26 8:22:41 AM  
These people have productive jobs. The advertising executives and McMansion real estate agents who committed treason here, not so much
 
2021-01-26 8:25:15 AM  
India is more diverse than America and still clumped under the rule of a minor population in an unwanted federation. It used to be a few dozen city-states, but that got administered together by people from far away.
 
2021-01-26 8:27:44 AM  
These folks have actual grievances and trying to prevent the corporate takeover of the rural Indian argiculture industry...

The people that stormed the capital in the US were either part of cult created by 4-chan as a gag that got out of control, or they were business owners looking to overthrow democracy for their own personal gains.
 
2021-01-26 8:28:17 AM  
Dear India, I wish you a rapid end to the curse of Narendra Modi.
 
2021-01-26 8:28:23 AM  
Here in Texas, the tractor riding protestors would have bought some drag sleds for when the protest turned boring.
 
2021-01-26 8:29:30 AM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: These folks have actual grievances and trying to prevent the corporate takeover of the rural Indian argiculture industry...

The people that stormed the capital in the US were either part of cult created by 4-chan as a gag that got out of control, or they were business owners looking to overthrow democracy for their own personal gains.


QFT
 
2021-01-26 8:30:24 AM  
India has bigger actual problems than the US.

Almost 2 billion of them crammed into that country. Imagine if the US had even 1B people...it would be chaos with all the freedom bumping into one another.
 
2021-01-26 8:31:21 AM  
Leaders of the farmers said more than 10,000 tractors joined the protest.
That is... impressive.
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Also just because it is the worst country song in all recorded history, abandon all hope ye who click:
Kenny Chesney - She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy (2-Channel Stereo Mix)
Youtube uWu4aynBK7E
 
2021-01-26 8:33:44 AM  
I wonder how many of them were on Massey Fergusons
 
2021-01-26 8:35:57 AM  
Anything is better than being a democrat folks.   First day in office your boy cuts thousands of jobs but the press lets it go because they were construction jobs and called them temporary like they don't matter.   Lovely bunch of losers.  The republicans are the only one with real jobs to pay for your jokes policies.
 
2021-01-26 8:38:28 AM  
"The government insists that the agriculture reform laws passed by Parliament in September will benefit farmers and boost production through private investment."

Now there's a familiar stench. Where have I smelled that dogshiat before?
Oh, right - Republicans.
 
2021-01-26 8:39:06 AM  
eeeewwww....

Someone shiat in here.
 
2021-01-26 8:46:09 AM  
week ain't over yet.
 
2021-01-26 8:49:13 AM  
"More than half of farmers are in debt, with 20,638 killing themselves in 2018 and 2019, according to official records."
 
2021-01-26 8:51:16 AM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: eeeewwww....  Someone shiat in here.


I deeply apologize for the Chesney song. *gets industrial grade shovel to clean up*
Tractor Trifecta currently in play by the way
 
2021-01-26 8:52:38 AM  

wildcardjack: India is more diverse than America and still clumped under the rule of a minor population in an unwanted federation. It used to be a few dozen city-states, but that got administered together by people from far away.


No hate/disrespect, but I would genuinely like to understand the underlined.  ELI5?

I know there has been some mixing, and various ethnicities and religions - even read a bit about caste.  But maybe I'm ignorant of some of the nuance you have regarding the diversity of India.
 
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2021-01-26 8:53:47 AM  
SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!!!!
 
2021-01-26 8:55:53 AM  
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2021-01-26 8:59:15 AM  
That's sihk.
 
2021-01-26 9:04:22 AM  
The Russians trolled a poll-happy constituency with its own social media platforms for a fraudulently leveraged "billionaire" to scape-goat an immigrant labor force with a physical wall in 2016!

A tyrannical, authoritarian leadership crippled the modern world by not being "upfront" about a low-virulent, asymptomatic pathogen difficult for others to predict and prepare for months later? That English and American leaders proclaimed would burn itself out without a vaccine, so why test?

Russians are exhausted of an tyrannical, authoritarian leadership who denies owning a castle and throng against rubber nightsticks while throwing snowballs!

Indian farmers are skeptical a privatization scheme in place of subsidies is a risky proposition!

A concentration of capital wealth around the globe?

I'm a child of the 1970s and told repeatedly that 4 billion people on Earth was a crisis without solution...but it's 8 billion and only populations in Africa are left last to benefit from what a global economy provides.

Americans cannot "lead" the world consuming energy and every commodity known to man by proportions so beyond a margin of what developing nations will attract from investors by the simple divisor of population.

Transnationals engineer services and products with slim margins for a hundred million people more readily than fat margins for one million. A penny's profit margin among 100 million is worth the same as a dollar from 1.Americans are, as an aggregate, fat, happy, and violent, but it is not a failure of culture or politics. America was the first to develop so rapidly with so many-- its decline, or bump, or plateau would have happened to any to have progressed so rapidly. Its worst and best aspects are a cautionary tale for all to follow, and what nation won't? What nation would or could resist America's appeals of and to leisure and comfort?More people have more economic choices on this planet than in any time in history or any one nation can promise or prevent.
 
2021-01-26 9:09:24 AM  
They dont fark around when it comes to tractors..


Alluda Majaka - Chiru ultimate fight sequence with the goons
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2021-01-26 9:14:00 AM  

makerofbadjokes: wildcardjack: India is more diverse than America and still clumped under the rule of a minor population in an unwanted federation. It used to be a few dozen city-states, but that got administered together by people from far away.

No hate/disrespect, but I would genuinely like to understand the underlined.  ELI5?

I know there has been some mixing, and various ethnicities and religions - even read a bit about caste.  But maybe I'm ignorant of some of the nuance you have regarding the diversity of India.


Before the consolidation of British influence there were dozens of city-states in what we call India. The place has endless hilly regions that made localites.
 
2021-01-26 9:35:46 AM  
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Washington DC, 1979
 
2021-01-26 9:41:41 AM  

wildcardjack: makerofbadjokes: wildcardjack: India is more diverse than America and still clumped under the rule of a minor population in an unwanted federation. It used to be a few dozen city-states, but that got administered together by people from far away.

No hate/disrespect, but I would genuinely like to understand the underlined.  ELI5?

I know there has been some mixing, and various ethnicities and religions - even read a bit about caste.  But maybe I'm ignorant of some of the nuance you have regarding the diversity of India.

Before the consolidation of British influence there were dozens of city-states in what we call India. The place has endless hilly regions that made localites.



So were the Americas...  https://www.npr.org/sect​ions/codeswitc​h/2014/06/24/323665644/the-map-of-nati​ve-american-tribes-youve-never-seen-be​fore

And then proceeded to gain additional people from dozens of countries around the world.

https://www.infoplease.com/us/society​-​culture/race/immigrants-us-country-ori​gin

Hence my confusion...
 
2021-01-26 9:43:28 AM  
Darn liberal farmers!...wait what?
 
2021-01-26 10:06:58 AM  
"Tens of thousands of protesting farmers drove long lines of tractors into India's capital on Tuesday, breaking through police barricades, defying tear gas and storming the historic Red Fort as the nation celebrated Republic Day."

Phew, it's a good thing the city has +25% defense
 
2021-01-26 10:17:46 AM  
Why would they storm money?
 
2021-01-26 10:30:17 AM  

goodncold: India has bigger actual problems than the US.

Almost 2 billion of them crammed into that country. Imagine if the US had even 1B people...it would be chaos with all the freedom bumping into one another.


The USA is geographically larger than India.
 
2021-01-26 10:40:55 AM  

dittybopper: Why would they storm money?


Snag them on the spelling?
Capitol idea good sir!
 
mjg
2021-01-26 10:46:42 AM  
"At least one protester died at the junction when his tractor overturned as police fired tear gas."

That's like 1 in a billion odds.
 
2021-01-26 11:13:48 AM  

g.fro: goodncold: India has bigger actual problems than the US.

Almost 2 billion of them crammed into that country. Imagine if the US had even 1B people...it would be chaos with all the freedom bumping into one another.

The USA is geographically larger than India.


Yep.  And even with that the US would buckle with 1B people.

Too much perceived freedom would need to be given up for the greater good when dealing with that type of population.
 
2021-01-26 11:38:29 AM  
It only took one tractor to shut down DC

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Of course, he had the advantage that it was only 2 years after 9/11, and police thought he might have a bomb and a deadman switch, so were reluctant to engage with him.

But they shut down Constitution & Independence near the mall, and with the 9/11 closures around the White House it created a sort of backwards L-shaped closure that I had to try to get past for my commute.  After the 2 hrs to get home the first night, and then 3 hrs to get in the next day, I took the rest of the week off.
 
2021-01-26 1:32:38 PM  

goodncold: g.fro: goodncold: India has bigger actual problems than the US.

Almost 2 billion of them crammed into that country. Imagine if the US had even 1B people...it would be chaos with all the freedom bumping into one another.

The USA is geographically larger than India.

Yep.  And even with that the US would buckle with 1B people.

Too much perceived freedom would need to be given up for the greater good when dealing with that type of population.


Whatever. The important thing is that you managed to make a thread about events in India anti-American.
 
2021-01-26 2:32:57 PM  

g.fro: goodncold: g.fro: goodncold: India has bigger actual problems than the US.

Almost 2 billion of them crammed into that country. Imagine if the US had even 1B people...it would be chaos with all the freedom bumping into one another.

The USA is geographically larger than India.

Yep.  And even with that the US would buckle with 1B people.

Too much perceived freedom would need to be given up for the greater good when dealing with that type of population.

Whatever. The important thing is that you managed to make a thread about events in India anti-American.


More points for me yay!

I'm spending them all at the eDonut shop.
 
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