Messianic Jews say they are persecute...

Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

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Safety pins and screws are still lodged in 15-year-old Ami Ortiz's body three months after he opened a booby-trapped gift basket sent to his family.

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JOEL THUMBS UP

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#64206 Dec 17, 2013
typo

where fluency in Hindi and other Indian languages IS concerned.

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#64207 Dec 17, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
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You have neither money nor class and if I may add nor intelligence.
So, what does that make you?- a riff raff. LOL.
You can make a better comeback than that

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#64208 Dec 17, 2013
I consider myself a global citizen and so I'm proud that English, rather than some vernacular tongue, is my native language. Some of the best English is spoken and written in India or by Indians these days and the trend is fast catching on. Indian languages have a limited reach and are not sufficiently developed to serve as vehicles for communicating sophisticated/complex ideas.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#64209 Dec 17, 2013
Sanskrit is limited to describing spiritual ideas in a sketchy manner or to formulate mantras that're based on an imitation of natural sounds. The language is too cumbersome and on the verge of extinction in India.

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#64210 Dec 17, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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You can make a better comeback than that
You're teased.

ha ha ha.

Anyway, chill.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#64211 Dec 17, 2013
However, the great advantage that Indian languages has over other languages is that they're soothing to the mind and emotions. Yes, this is very true.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#64212 Dec 17, 2013
Ya Ma. LOL.

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#64213 Dec 17, 2013
Haute couture is not just about clothes but is more a complete package involving clothes and personality. To carry off haute couture well, one needs great poise, a fine intellect to match, good articulation, a well-toned body, indepth knowledge about fashion and handsome looks so as to complement the classic cuts, superb tailoring, expensive fabrics, specialized dyes, subtle embellishments like Swarovski crystals/gold thread embroidery and fantastic finish. Most people in the world sporting haute wear consider themselves "fashionistas" without possessing the essential credentials as described above. LOL.

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#64214 Dec 17, 2013
What does it take to be a bon vivant?

Possessing good knowledge about culinary styles does not qualify one to be a connoisseur of fine cuisines.

The palate should be refined with the taste buds - sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, and umami - being well developed or highly sensitized to the subtleties.

One should also possess indepth knowledge about cultures, arts, history of foods, aesthetics, the nouvelle factor, nutrition and hygiene and at the same time one should dress appropriately and know a lot about types of menus, tableware, table etiquette, good manners and appreciation of ambience.

The manner one sits at a table, the manner one peruses the menu, the manner one speaks, the manner one places an order, the manner one deals with gaffes, the manner one uses the cutlery and the manner one settles the cheque all add to making one a great bon vivant.

Just a handful of persons in the world possess these finer points in this context.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#64215 Dec 17, 2013
We'll, where's Hugh?

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#64216 Dec 17, 2013
Go for the umami taste!
Eric

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#64217 Dec 17, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
I consider myself a global citizen and so I'm proud that English, rather than some vernacular tongue, is my native language. Some of the best English is spoken and written in India or by Indians these days and the trend is fast catching on. Indian languages have a limited reach and are not sufficiently developed to serve as vehicles for communicating sophisticated/complex ideas.
Then why can't I ever understand the guys in the call centers when I call customer service?

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#64218 Dec 17, 2013
INDIAN HYPOCRISY

India's foray into space and missile technology is mostly all about critical Russian inputs.

The campuses of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) where all the so-called indigenous work in designing and engineering is done is teeming with Russian scientists and engineers who're the main brains behind India's space and missile hi tech feats.

None of this this is reported in the mainstream media.

The Indians borrow, use the working knowledge of foreign experts, purchase and hire hi tech in these subjects and in other cutting edge fields and when the product is completed make grand announcements about how "advanced" India is in these frontier disciplines and the sheeple drawn from all strata of society gullible lap up these tall stories and puff their chests in pride and make fools of themselves in the bargain, while those few in the know have a good laugh at the inferiority of Indian scientists and engineers and at the stupidity of the credulous public.

I was never fooled by all the hype and hoopla surrounding the achievements of India in science and tech since back at IIT, I saw most students lacking a natural aptitude for hands on engineering or being in-adept in the pure science labs and as for creativity well the bar is low or almost zero.

Indian scientists/techies who work abroad, too, may be good university profs teaching standard text book stuff but are not world leaders in their chosen field but are mere imitators or at the most make a small innovation in a particular area of narrow expertise.

As for Indian billionaires, well, they're blood and scam billionaires.

ha ha ha

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#64219 Dec 17, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
What does it take to be a bon vivant?
...and at the same time one should dress appropriately ...
This seems to be your calling

Answer and flourish!(ignore and perish!)

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#64220 Dec 17, 2013
Eric wrote:
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Then why can't I ever understand the guys in the call centers when I call customer service?
Just a handful of Indian speak great English and are at home with Western mannerisms, while the rest are mere warblers who're neither fluent nor sufficiently westernized.

Now, where you are concerned:

To a classy Indian with deep- exposure to the West, your standard of English and poise that seep through your posts are of a low quality by which I mean that you come across as a lower middle class American lacking in poise, fluency, intellect and sophistication.

If you come to the swanky areas in Mumbai or if you happen to visit say a place like the Wasabi or the Zodiac Grill in the Taj you'll be the butt of jokes and looked down upon for being so crass.

Chill.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#64221 Dec 17, 2013
The upper crust Indians are in a class of their own and more so if they happen to have a healthy mix of the best of Indic and Western traditions.

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#64222 Dec 17, 2013
Serious condemnation is pouring in from the Indian public in view of the super-extravagant 66 million Euros that industrialist Promod Mittal recently spent on his daughter's marriage in Barcelona. He's a typical upstart with shady dealings in business - another Indian blood and scam billionaire. LOL.

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#64223 Dec 17, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
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Just a handful of Indian speak great English and are at home with Western mannerisms, while the rest are mere warblers who're neither fluent nor sufficiently westernized.
Now, where you are concerned:
To a classy Indian with deep- exposure to the West, your standard of English and poise that seep through your posts are of a low quality by which I mean that you come across as a lower middle class American lacking in poise, fluency, intellect and sophistication.
If you come to the swanky areas in Mumbai or if you happen to visit say a place like the Wasabi or the Zodiac Grill in the Taj you'll be the butt of jokes and looked down upon for being so crass.
Chill.
Have you ever worked at one of those call centers?

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#64224 Dec 17, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
The upper crust Indians are in a class of their own and more so if they happen to have a healthy mix of the best of Indic and Western traditions.
So how come you didn't make the list of the 31 top philanthropists in India?

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#64225 Dec 17, 2013
The Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani has built a 27 storied cantilevered mansion costing $ 2 billion on Mumbai's uber-stylish Altamount Road at the end where Carmichael Road just begins. It's reported to be the most expensive residence in the world. The Ambanis are dyed-in-the-wool blood and scam billionaires who will stoop to any level to get ahead in business. LOL.

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