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(Guardian)   State employees are pressuring people to cut off food aid to anyone they deem insufficiently patriotic   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Bharatiya Janata Party, Gujarat, India's opposition leader, Narendra Modi, Nationalism, Rahul Gandhi, critics of Narendra Modi, Indian National Congress  
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2714 clicks; posted to Politics » on 12 Aug 2022 at 7:38 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-12 4:20:51 PM  
Namaste, y'all.
 
2022-08-12 6:52:46 PM  
India is run by a Trump clone. They worship Trump there. They die for him.
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2022-08-12 7:40:55 PM  

Walker: India is run by a Trump clone. They worship Trump there. They die for him.
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I read that as "...where thots admire President Trump" at first glance and thought...yeah. That tracks.
 
2022-08-12 7:40:55 PM  
Stop giving the US far right ideas.
 
2022-08-12 7:41:12 PM  
As somebody that's lived on SSI and food stamps, the lawmakers that craft these programs are complete and utter psychopaths that are more interested in chasing ghosts than helping a single goddamn person.
 
HFK
2022-08-12 7:41:47 PM  

Walker: India is run by a Trump clone. They worship Trump there. They die for him.
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Looks like Pence to me.
 
2022-08-12 7:42:21 PM  
If the article had said this was happening in either Texas or Florida, I would have believed it.
 
2022-08-12 7:42:25 PM  

MattytheMouse: As somebody that's lived on SSI and food stamps, the lawmakers that craft these programs are complete and utter psychopaths that are more interested in chasing ghosts than helping a single goddamn person.


Well, there I go, posting before reading the article again. But you know what...? My comment still applies and it wouldn't surprise me if some dips got proposed something similar in the US, soon.
 
2022-08-12 7:42:59 PM  
Before I clicked I was wondering what the fark DeSantis was doing now...
 
2022-08-12 7:43:40 PM  
just  like jesus wanted
 
2022-08-12 7:45:32 PM  

MattytheMouse: MattytheMouse: As somebody that's lived on SSI and food stamps, the lawmakers that craft these programs are complete and utter psychopaths that are more interested in chasing ghosts than helping a single goddamn person.

Well, there I go, posting before reading the article again. But you know what...? My comment still applies and it wouldn't surprise me if some dips got proposed something similar in the US, soon.


Well they're already trying to deny LGBTQ* kids school lunches in Florida.

It's a logical next step to be sure.
 
2022-08-12 7:46:25 PM  

Walker: India is run by a Trump clone. They worship Trump there. They die for him.
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It's almost like the bible foretold that people would worship a golden haired cow.
 
2022-08-12 7:46:32 PM  
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2022-08-12 7:51:06 PM  
Well hell, that should be easy.  Just check the voter list.  The 'D' after your name stands for 'denied'.
 
2022-08-12 7:52:02 PM  

Walker: India is run by a Trump clone. They worship Trump there. They die for him.
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They're really, really keen on Putin as well.
 
2022-08-12 7:59:05 PM  
Has evil spread from Pankot Palace yet again?
 
2022-08-12 7:59:50 PM  
Huh.

You'd think that a nuclear warmonger like Gandhi would be in favor of forcing citizens to buy flags...
 
2022-08-12 8:03:24 PM  
Madarchods.
 
2022-08-12 8:04:06 PM  
My link had a paywall so I went a found one that I'm assuming is similar:
https://thewire.in/politics/selling-nationalism-rahul-gandhi-alleges-ration-card-holders-forced-to-buy-national-flag

"However, the government said no instruction was given to ration shop owners to deny ration supplies for not buying the national flag and that action had been taken against a ration shop owner for violating orders.

"No such instruction has been given by GOI (Government of India). About 80 crore people are receiving ration seamlessly every month. An errant ration shop has been suspended for violating the order of the Govt and misrepresenting facts," the Public Information Bureau (PIB) tweeted."


At first one would suspect this is the fault of a few (or one) shop owner being greedy but earlier in this article has:

"Earlier, reports had emerged from Anantnag and Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir over alleged orders from officials directing shopkeepers and students to pay Rs 20 as a "deposit fee" for the tricolour to be unfurled. Chief education officer (CEO) Anantnag had to withdraw a controversial circular for schools in the district, asking students and teachers to pay the Rs 20 fee after the order went viral on social media."

So to me it sounds like this is more systematic than just local ration shop owners.
 
2022-08-12 8:04:09 PM  

MattytheMouse: Well, there I go, posting before reading the article again.


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2022-08-12 8:07:44 PM  

Walker: India is run by a Trump clone. They worship Trump there. They die for him.
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Shows how easy any of the major religions could have been created out of nothing but zealous insanity.
 
2022-08-12 8:40:50 PM  
Hindvatu adherents are essentially MAGAs.
 
2022-08-12 8:45:14 PM  
thats 🍌s
 
2022-08-12 8:45:29 PM  
aem thing happens inide Ontario Works and ODSP offices. They only hire people who think their job is to kick people off. No matter what their job title is, literally all of their employees think their job is gatekeeper. According to interviews and audits done by 3rd party researchers, anyhow.
 
2022-08-12 8:55:05 PM  
When patriotism becomes perfunctory and mandatory, it loses all meaning.
 
2022-08-12 9:02:20 PM  
One would think they would give a small flag with the rations if they had any sense...
 
2022-08-12 9:48:49 PM  
Modi and his Hindutva nonsense are a stain upon India
 
2022-08-12 9:52:32 PM  
How d'ya like that nationalist fascist now?
 
2022-08-12 9:52:40 PM  

aaronx: Namaste, y'all.


Konichiwa, dudes.
 
2022-08-12 10:12:33 PM  
Wow.  I assumed it was Texas.
 
2022-08-12 10:28:14 PM  

one of Ripley's Bad Guys: One would think they would give a small flag with the rations if they had any sense...


Doesn't fit with the Law of the Grift: The Grifter never pays. The Mark always pays
 
2022-08-13 5:10:07 PM  

Peki: Well they're already trying to deny LGBTQ* kids school lunches in Florida.


Twenty-two states have sued the USDA for conditioning continued school lunch funding on the beneficiary schools not engaging in sex- or gender-based discrimination in the provision of the meals.

The states are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

In their claim, they are of course lying about the extend of the USDA's requirement saying it applies to sports and bathrooms. It does not.

Behold, Applied Christianity, where they decide they have to lie to make a "compelling" case in furtherance of their malicious desire to injure a harmless minority and starve children.

It's unspeakably vile and all the "good Christians" will, as usual, simply avert their gaze and assure themselves that those "aren't real Christians."
 
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