Messianic Jews say they are persecute...

Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

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“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#71790 Apr 17, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
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Simple accounting exam?
LOL
Then you don't know what you're talking about.
The question papers are very difficult and even the Math paper in stage I is of quite a high standard.
Even the entrance exam papers to the management institutes are very stiff before which GMAT is child's play.
I understand your need to maintain a facade of ethnic pride when somebody from the outside critiques one of your country's venerable institutions, but in this case it is not me that is leveling the critique. It is the newspaper.

I know accounting can be difficult - not everyone has the aptitude or the focus. Its a specialty. However, one has to ask the logical question why any exam has such a deplorable pass rate. It is only math, you know. Certainly there should be no scarcity of math proficient people in your country. Obviously something is not working, either the exam is irrelevant, or the prep is irrelevant. Sounds to me, based on the article, that it may be the latter with a little bit of the former.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#71791 Apr 17, 2014
JOEL wrote:
FRIJOLES: No wonder no one in your country can pass a simple accounting exam.
JOEL: The accountancy papers are of the master's level (MCom) or higher.
It takes 5 years after BCom to qualify as a CA.
Accountancy is not simple balancing of credit and debit columns that some of us study in junior high school.
The higher types of balance sheets are quite complicated.
Well, accountancy is not my subject and so I won't waste time on it.
The Math component is relatively simpler when compared to the Accountancy papers in the entrance.
The prelim papers have a Math component which is compulsory:
Here's one easy sample question:
Attempt it, "genius":
1) If q is the mean proportion between p and r, show that:
pqr (p + q + r)^3 =(pq + qr + pr)^3
2) Prove that: Sin^-1 x + cos^-1 x = Pi/2
3) Solve: lim (x tends to 1)(x + x^2 + x^3 +.......X^n - n)/x - 1
blather

Why dont you communicate like a normal human being. What would Bhudda advise you to do?

Since: May 12

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#71792 Apr 17, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
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Would drinking a wine tell an untutored person about the type of grapes, fermentation process, alcohol content, age of the wine notes, etc?
Back here the people struggle with common pronunciations and so it would only be with an effort that they'd even get the pronunciation correct. Forget about knowing about wine glasses, how to hold one, how to know which accompaniments best suit a particular wine and so on.
You are changing the issue here.

You stated that Indians can't distinguish between a Pinot, Zinfandel etc. and I said those who drink on a regular basis can tell the difference.

Then you switched the argument and asked if they know about the age of wines, fermentation process etc. These things and more can tell you a sommeliere. They do it only by smelling the wines.

The fact that some people can't pronunce correctly the names or don't know how to hold a glass of wines of wines doesn't mean they can't tell the difference between wines. The two things are not complementary.

Your previous argument is totally stupid. If even a teetotaler can tell difference between still and sparkling water so do the Indians.

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#71793 Apr 17, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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Jealous idiot,
all I did was post an article from your OWN newspaper
If anything, it confirmed your assertion regarding the failure rate. Had you bothered to read it.
If you have an issue with its interpretation, write a letter to the editor. But don't blame me - Thats childish. Is that what they taught you to school as to how to respond to critique?
No wonder no one in your country can pass a simple accounting exam.
Joel tries to portray his schools as the toughest one in the world where only a very few percentage of people can pass.

By showing that article you proved that the reasons are others.

You hit the nail, and he has no other choice but to insult you.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#71794 Apr 17, 2014
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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While a teetotaler knows the difference between them, right?
Anyone who drink wine on regular basis can tell the different taste between the different kind wines whether they are sauvignon, cabernet, shiraz, dry, sparkling etc
My favorite all-time meal:

A nice veal parmesan; side of pasta; garlic bread; gorgonzola salad with a nice bottle of chianti. Finish it off with some nice rum cake or cannoli or something else good for dessert.

The main point here being the chianti.

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#71795 Apr 17, 2014
former res wrote:
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His heroes or idols are people I have never heard of.
I doubt they ever did anyone any good.
Kind of like........
One of his heroe is Subhash Bose.

That man was a fascist who sympathized for Hitler, Mussolini and the fascist regime in Japan.

According to Joel that man his immortal and supramentalized, although he's dead.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#71796 Apr 17, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
QUESTION FOR DAN DENNET, LAWRENCE KRAUSS & RICHARD DAWKINS:
When is the first "living mosquito" going to be created from scratch in the lab using chemicals and electrical impulses?
Ignorant Idiots !
LMFAO
You seem a little out-of-balance with the universe today.

Perhaps gainful employment would give you less time to fret about things.

You know how gas will fill the available space? I think this is what happens with your constant stream of concerns and worries.

What say you to this?

Or you can go volunteer at the local nursing home.

Old folks might find you comforting. Like a pet.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#71797 Apr 17, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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Jealous idiot,
all I did was post an article from your OWN newspaper
If anything, it confirmed your assertion regarding the failure rate. Had you bothered to read it.
If you have an issue with its interpretation, write a letter to the editor. But don't blame me - Thats childish. Is that what they taught you to school as to how to respond to critique?
No wonder no one in your country can pass a simple accounting exam.
As my dad used to say.

All you have to know is the debits go on the side toward the window.

I mastered accounting in junior college; though the course I took in high school probably helped.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#71798 Apr 17, 2014
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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One of his heroe is Subhash Bose.
That man was a fascist who sympathized for Hitler, Mussolini and the fascist regime in Japan.
According to Joel that man his immortal and supramentalized, although he's dead.
He's "immortal" except for the now dead part!

Funny!!!

No wonder they can't pass basic tests over there!

LOL!!

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#71799 Apr 17, 2014
former res wrote:
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As my dad used to say.
All you have to know is the debits go on the side toward the window.
I mastered accounting in junior college; though the course I took in high school probably helped.
Personally, I dont think one needs any advanced math skills to do accounting. Economic forecasting, maybe, but not accounting. What you need is focus - the ability to derive pleasure from a table or column of numbers. Its a relationship preference, more than anything else.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#71800 Apr 17, 2014
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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Joel tries to portray his schools as the toughest one in the world where only a very few percentage of people can pass.
Its funny - I totally agree with you in retrospect...but when I read all the blather about the strictness of his schools, I usually envision some strict classroom where no interaction is allowed other than an overbearing colonial lord lecturing over the desperate peasants. It never occurred to me that he was actually BRAGGING.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#71801 Apr 17, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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Personally, I dont think one needs any advanced math skills to do accounting. Economic forecasting, maybe, but not accounting. What you need is focus - the ability to derive pleasure from a table or column of numbers. Its a relationship preference, more than anything else.
I took 2 semesters, back when I didn't know what I wanted to be when I grew up, just like now!

And I recall it as arithmetic and knowing what column and form to put the numbers into.

My old man did international finance and told me that accountants and auditors didn't make as much money or get as much respect or responsibility.(If you're a partner in an acct'g firm you can do well but there aren't too many of them.)

I do kind of enjoy making everything add up and work out but it's basically bean counting.

A good friend of mine from HS - who was a pot dealer with a lot of money - became a CPA and makes a lot of money doing peoples' taxes.(he said he didn't have the personality to go the partner route - politics, just like with lawyers)

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71802 Apr 17, 2014
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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Joel tries to portray his schools as the toughest one in the world where only a very few percentage of people can pass.
Hi BRAINLESS DUNCE,

You couldn't answer that Grade 7 question in arithmetic on the number of chocolates.

Try clearing the IIT JEE or the GATE or the CSIR UGC or the BARC entrances or the IIM-A CAT and others.

You'll fail all these entrances since you're a born dunce.

LOL.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71804 Apr 17, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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I understand your need to maintain a facade of ethnic pride when somebody from the outside critiques one of your country's venerable institutions
LOL.

You mean national pride.

Well, in most of my posts over the years, I have been the severest critic of India on all fronts and yet I am blamed for siding with India.

I praise the India entrance exams in engineering, science, finance and management since the exam papers are among the toughest if not the most difficult in the world.

After clearing these extremely difficult entrance exams in India, is it any wonder that many Indian students are topping their courses at the grad school level in the West and that 13 Indians schooled primarily in India are at present the CEOs of 13 reputed global companies and that Indians are a big force in the R & D scene or in Silicon Valley in the US.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71805 Apr 17, 2014
former res wrote:
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You seem a little out-of-balance with the universe today.

Perhaps gainful employment would give you less time to fret about things.

You know how gas will fill the available space? I think this is what happens with your constant stream of concerns and worries.

What say you to this?

Or you can go volunteer at the local nursing home.

Old folks might find you comforting. Like a pet.
Hello Uncle Former,

Howdy?

How're Easter preparations going?

I think tomorrow's Good Friday, so what're your thoughts about this day?

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71806 Apr 17, 2014
TOUGH ENTRANCES IN ASIA

The entrance exam scene in India, and in Asia, is, on the whole, highly competitive and the questions asked at these national level entrances are of a very high order.

In India, entrance exams like the IIT JEE, GATE, CSIR UGC, the BARC School of Sciences, TIFR, the IIM-A CAT and others are extremely difficult and most students anywhere in the world would fail these tough entrances.

Elsewhere in Asia, Japan, Iran, South Korea, Taiwan and China also have challenging entrance exams to top university courses in Science, Tech, Math, Architecture, Management and Medicine.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71807 Apr 17, 2014
Where's HUGH?

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71808 Apr 17, 2014
I wonder why the Christians call the day their prophet (Jesus) was hung on the cross GOOD FRIDAY when it should have been more appropriately named SAD FRIDAY or BAD FRIDAY. LOL.

Adam 36

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#71809 Apr 17, 2014
What with all the stray dogs and people dying from rabies in India?

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#71810 Apr 17, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
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LOL.
You mean national pride.
Well, in most of my posts over the years, I have been the severest critic of India on all fronts and yet I am blamed for siding with India.
I praise the India entrance exams in engineering, science, finance and management since the exam papers are among the toughest if not the most difficult in the world.
After clearing these extremely difficult entrance exams in India, is it any wonder that many Indian students are topping their courses at the grad school level in the West and that 13 Indians schooled primarily in India are at present the CEOs of 13 reputed global companies and that Indians are a big force in the R & D scene or in Silicon Valley in the US.
Actually, it appears I debunked that, with the assistance of your media

You know the reason there are so many foreign students in US grad schools? Not because they are brilliant but because the slots are open, and the schools look for ways to fill them. For worse, many grad school programs are not sexy to us Americans. Its a problem for sure, but its no reflection on the brilliance of the people who step in to fill the niche. Plus, in many cases, the schools get higher fees from the international students.

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