EvilBuddha comments

Posted in: Scientists race to study variants in India as cases explode See in context

"Modi could not have done much better in a country with the scale of India"

Actually he could have done much better if he had not spent taxpayer's money on building a costly temple or the world's tallest statue or a new parliament building or a new palatial residence for himself. Leave all that aside, the amount of funds Modi spends on his IT brigade or on PR could have been used to ramp up India's underfunded healthcare system. But all those arguments are meaningless if your main agenda is retaining power on the plank of hatred and bigotry.

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Posted in: Scientists race to study variants in India as cases explode See in context

"But somehow we never call this virus itself as 'Wuhan Virus' or 'China virus' ..Wonder why are we so selective in giving names"

Ask the WHO that question. The WHO bosses were very quick to come up with a politically correct name this time but there has been no effort to rename Japanese Encephalitis, MERS, West Nile virus.

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Posted in: Scientists race to study variants in India as cases explode See in context

If you let the virus run amok then variants will emerge. India has already had the dubious honor of having a variant named after it, and already there were reports of another 'N440K strain (B.1.36)' being reported from the southern parts of the country.

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Posted in: Man shot to death at Vancouver airport in gang incident See in context

As per social media chatter this was a setup. These gangs involved in the Lower Mainland gang conflict often arrange meetings in airports since it is considered a safe and neutral territory where no one would think of carrying out a hit job.

United Nations has been involved in a turf war with rival Brother Keepers gang and this killing was a reprisal for last month's slaying of Harpreet Singh Dhaliwal of the Brothers Keepers.

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Posted in: Man shot to death at Vancouver airport in gang incident See in context

"There is zero indication on this article that immigrants were involved."

The victim was Karman Singh Grewal, a member of the United Nations gang.

https://meaww.com/karman-singh-grewal-united-nations-gang-member-shot-dead-vancouver-airport

While I agree that not all immigrants to Canada are law breakers, British Columbia has long had a problem of gangs formed on the lines of ethnicities. Some of these gangs like Punjabi Mafia, Red Scorpions, Lotus Triads were made up of Canada's most wanted gangsters who have now attained legendary status among some communities.

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Posted in: Man shot to death at Vancouver airport in gang incident See in context

Some of the names of the gangs in British Columbia reflect the ethnic origin of the gang members. Lotus Triads, Punjabi Mafia, United Nations among others.

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Posted in: As pandemic ebbs, an old fear is new again: mass shootings See in context

No need to be afraid. Just be prepared. Tool up.

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Posted in: EU, India try again to clinch trade deal, sidelining China See in context

India has a strong farm lobby, so any free trade deal can proceed only if farm products are left out.

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Posted in: Where is everybody? See in context

I am surprised that no one who commented above got the Twilight Zone reference. 'Where is everybody' was the first episode of the initial Twilight Zone series of the 1950s.

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Posted in: Facebook confronts human rights dilemma on political speech See in context

Facebook whistleblower Sophie Zhang revealed in a series of articles how the tech giant bows down to demands from governments -

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/apr/15/facebook-india-bjp-fake-accounts

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/series/the-facebook-loophole

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Posted in: Biden says he plans to back WTO IP waiver for COVID-19 vaccines See in context

"Huh? mRNA vaccines have been available for animal use since the 1990s. Research on mRNA vaccines has gone on around the world before Covid-19 arrived on the scene."

Nowhere did I dispute that.

Research at University of Wisconsin managed to make mRNA work in mice. Later on Kariko, the Hungary-born researcher pursued research on mRNA at University of Pennsylvania inspite of lack of grants. All she got was a demotion in return.

Later on researchers at MIT and Harvard recognized the potential of mRNA in obtaining stem cells. These people went on to collaborate and formed the firm Moderna.

So tell me, if so many people in the West collaborated, developed and perfected mRNA after years of trying, why should countries like India be allowed to take advantage of IP waivers?

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Posted in: India reports record 412,262 new COVID-19 cases See in context

"that nitrogen reference was to nitrogen in the air...the fractional distillation of air"

The exact tweet - "The CM on Saturday said, the government should explore all possibilities of raising oxygen supply and look for alternatives. Officials should get in touch with experts from IIT Kanpur and other technical institutes and look at the possibility of converting nitrogen to oxygen"

https://www.indiatimes.com/trending/social-relevance/twitter-reacts-to-yogi-adityanath-wanting-to-convert-nitrogen-into-oxygen-539639.html

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Posted in: India reports record 412,262 new COVID-19 cases See in context

"wonder what is this Evil Buddha's number"

Not my number. The question is how many people does Modi want dead and gone before the thick headed idiot whom Indians thought fit to elect as their PM realizes that he needs to do more than mouth homilies.

"reference was to fractional distillation"

You can't prepare oxygen from nitrogen using fractional distillation. You can't prepare oxygen from nitrogen using anything. But that knowledge is too much to expect from people who think that eating Coronil tablet will prevent Covid.

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Posted in: India reports record 412,262 new COVID-19 cases See in context

As soon as Modi realized that this is way beyond his ability to handle, he passed the buck to local state governments. All he does these days is to mouth meaningless platitudes on his radio show. He has of course never taken questions from the media or members of the public so it's all a one way street.

"In some villages where the charity works in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh - home to about 200 million people"

The BJP CM of this state is a 'monk' who threatened to jail and confiscate the property of doctors complaining about shortage of oxygen since the official line is that there is no shortage. A few days later he tweeted that he has directed scientists in the state to look at ways of preparing Oxygen from Nitrogen.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/doctors-threatened-blowing-whistle-oxygen-crisis-covid-sweeps/

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/yogi-explore-possibility-of-o2-production-from-nitrogen/articleshow/82348248.cms

https://www.thenationwide.in/news/netizens-poke-fun-at-uttar-pradesh-cm-yogi-adityanaths-demand-of-converting-nitrogen-to-oxygen

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Posted in: U.S. birthrate drops sharply in 2020 See in context

"The provisional total fertility rate was 1,637.5 births per 1,000 women, which equates to 1.6 children per woman -- well below the 2.1 required to ensure each generation at least replaces itself."

US being a nation of immigrants can easily make up for this. They just have to ensure they get the right kind of immigrants.

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Posted in: 8 England players return home from India; Australians to wait in Maldives or Sri Lanka See in context

"Of the minority of Australians who have any interest in cricket"

Agree with everything else you wrote but I thought cricket is the most popular sport in Australia. Or does that honor go to Australian Rules Football?

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Posted in: Biden says he plans to back WTO IP waiver for COVID-19 vaccines See in context

India has been pushing for this waiver and Modi talked to Biden about this.

The crisis in India is of its own making. There is absolutely no reason why countries where the majority of vaccine research takes place should step in to solve third world problems.

mRNA technology was developed and perfected after years of R&D in the West, so why should other countries be allowed to take advantage without paying their fair share? On top of that, there is a big chance that the technology might get stolen by Russian or Chinese vaccine makers if this waiver is granted.

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Posted in: New Zealand declines to call China's Uighur treatment genocide See in context

"The Muslim nation would not sit quietly if the genocide of their people were being carried out. Tens of thousands protested the Muhammad cartoon and were willing to die for the honor of their religion. The reality is the US is more concerned about the Muslims than the Muslims are concerned."

That is because most of these outspoken leaders of Muslim nations are on the payroll of China. Many of these nations like Turkey , Pakistan, Malaysia which otherwise take up the cause of their brethren are benefiting from Chinese investment. Also helps that China itself turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in a few of these nations unlike the West.

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Posted in: New Zealand declines to call China's Uighur treatment genocide See in context

But Ardern is the liberal champion of the world so anyone criticizing her should be ready to face accusations of being hand in glove with the right wingers.

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Posted in: Indian government faces lockdown calls, contempt charges See in context

To be fair, it's not just Modi but also many opposition leaders to blame since they also failed to anticipate the second wave, prepare accordingly or warn their population. Delhi is ruled by an opposition party and they are forever playing a game of one-upmanship with BJP.

Most of the times, it is the courts which reprimand the political parties since the judiciary does not care about vote bank politics.

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Posted in: Indian government faces lockdown calls, contempt charges See in context

"Despite producing 2/3rds of the worlds vaccine. The vaccine acceptance was slow due to rumors and fallacies."

No, vaccine acceptance is high in India. The culprit is Modi governments decision to allow exports of vaccines and to donate vaccines to poor countries. India had exported or donated more than 64 million vaccine doses, and at one point of time the health minister boasted that the figure was higher than the population vaccinated in India.

Modi's 'vaccine diplomacy' and his enthusiasm for being recognized as a 'world leader' are to blame here.

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Posted in: Former Australian test cricketer MacGill kidnapped and beaten See in context

The pre-IPL era cricketers are not really loaded with money, so this does not seem to be a kidnapping for ransom. Seems to be a case of personal enmity instead.

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Posted in: UK and India step closer to trade deal, agreeing investment and migration pacts See in context

What this article fails to mention is that there are a number of absconding billionaires from India who have committed economic crimes and for whom UK is the favorite place to escape to. Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi, Nirav Modi among others. UK might raise a hue and cry about poor Indians living illegally in the UK but it gives a warm welcome to these billionaire fugitives who land up in their private jets and buy houses in Mayfair or Kensington.

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Posted in: India's official count of coronavirus cases passes 20 million See in context

Spreading pseudo science seems to be a specialty of these folks -

https://science.thewire.in/the-sciences/harsh-vardhan-coronil-endorsement-patanjali-ayurved-pseudoscience-standard-of-behaviour/

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Posted in: India's official count of coronavirus cases passes 20 million See in context

&Jijitsu

Here is another link about Baba Ramdev's 'drug' to cure COVID -

https://theprint.in/india/just-45-healthy-cases-interim-results-no-peer-review-%E2%81%A0-how-patanjali-found-covid-cure/447540/

This guy if you are not aware is great friends with the top BJP leadership. They keep him happy to get votes and he keeps them happy by spreading their propaganda.

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Posted in: India's official count of coronavirus cases passes 20 million See in context

"I'd like to see a real news article on this exact statement. Can you share a link?"

Here you go.

https://theprint.in/india/bjp-minister-arjun-ram-meghwal-endorses-immunity-boosting-bhabhi-ji-papad-to-fight-covid/467342/

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ima-shocked-over-patanjalis-claim-on-coronil-demands-explanation-from-harsh-vardhan/article33902720.ece

Above are the traditional treatments promoted by BJP MPs to fight COVID. In a country where a large percentage of population is uneducated these claims are bound to sway their minds into thinking that the virus can be tackled easily.

"Do you remember the terrorist attacks that went down in India's cities before the current govt came into power? And how many happened once these guys came in?"

Don't deflect. This is an article about COVID cases, not about terrorist attacks and this government has been in power for 7 years. They own this mess.

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Posted in: India's official count of coronavirus cases passes 20 million See in context

"And what has Modi done to you? That leader is in power because of so many other reasons..not just religion. You don't know any of the ground realities"

Believe me, I know more about the ground realities than you do. Modi is in power because the opposition was caught up in corruption scandals and most of those who voted for him were not smart enough to distinguish between rhetoric and reality.

"not against Italy, not against America"

Not my prerogative to comment on other countries. Have seen enough Americans commenting against their own political leaders here.

"I think I can guess your country based on this statement you made."

Really? So you are going to call me a 'Paki', since that's what all bhakts do to anyone who disagrees with them. Seems like you are falling for their propaganda.

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Posted in: India's official count of coronavirus cases passes 20 million See in context

@Jijitsu

Direct your outrage at the folks responsible for this mess in India if you really claim to care about Indians. You have no right to judge me, and you are not aware of how much hatred Modi and his minions have spread in India against anyone who disagrees with them or their propaganda.

You are just like this mrtinjp guy who takes up cudgels against anyone who supposedly show their country in a bad light but don't care two hoots about setting things right. For these people Indians dying by the thousands is no problem but if anyone writes about it it is an attack on their sentiments.

Shooting the messenger, that's what I call it.

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Posted in: India's official count of coronavirus cases passes 20 million See in context

@Sindhoor GK No use arguing with bhakts. The brainwashing is deep and it is due to such people that the politicians are emboldened and don't have any accountability.

Sorry for your friend's loss.

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Posted in: India's official count of coronavirus cases passes 20 million See in context

"So how are thing's in your native country..your real native country.. the vaccines are coming in fine from that country..right..."

This bhakt always gets triggered on news coming out of India. The standard answer of any bhakt when confronted with the failure of their great PM Modi is deny, deflect, or the 'anti-national/Paki' jargon. As they say, bhakts have their own set of facts.

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