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Two faces of Indian medal

One – Kamala Harris, one of two daughters of an Tamil-Indian expat, a woman who came to Berkley at 19 and participated in student revolt of the 60’s. She married another protestor, a Jamaican-American student of economics; but left him later and raised her kids surrounded by her side of extended Indian family. She became a breast cancer researcher, but – in the words of her obituary in San Francisco Chronicle  –  “Her passion for science was augmented by a fervent commitment to social justice … leading to a lifelong fight against injustice, racial discrimination and intolerance. She instilled these values in her daughters, who in turn have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of justice and equality.” In other words, she was a SJW and  used the race card for advancement.

That’s a legacy Kamala has taken from her mother and carries as a flag in her Presidential campaign. SHe’s trying to out-populist the Great Populist himself, by resurrecting the stinking ghost of reparations to descendants of negro slaves. That positively enraged her father, who reminded Kamala of the family history – namely, that they are coming from the other side of plantation:

My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me). The Harris name comes from my paternal grandfather Joseph Alexander Harris, land-owner and agricultural ‘produce’ exporter (mostly pimento or all-spice), who died in 1939 one year after I was born.

Two: Nikki Haley

“Haley’s parents Ajit and Raj Randhawa moved to Bamberg in 1969 after living in India. Her father, Ajit Randhawa, had taken a biology professor post at nearby Voorhees College, an historically black college. Her mother worked as a school teacher before opening a clothing store “Exotica” in 1976. They replaced some of the ceiling tiles to create rows of red and blue tiles in the design of the American flag. They stapled 50 white glittery stars to the blue tiles. [..]

While in elementary school, Haley wanted to be a Pilgrim in a school play, but instead was tapped to play Pocahontas.“We weren’t dark enough to be black or pale enough to be white,” she wrote. She was bullied in third grade to the point where her dad talked with her teacher and her mom brought Indian snacks to school and answered her classmates’ questions about India. “I still feel like that kid in survival mode who has to focus on bringing people together … and how we’re more similar than different,” Haley said.”

“Bringing people together” – vs. stereotypical SJW. Same life experience, opposite conclusions, opposite results.

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Doc said it:

As bad as this has been for Kavanaugh personally(SHE started this, no sympathy), for the republic – it has been far worse. We have seen our Senatus Majora in all its splendor. The institution REEKS of bias, emotion, partisanship, favor, and duplicity. There is NO integrity, including from my senator who was represented on the committee. All of them, to a single individual showed the worst that is a representative republican nation of laws. The Dems were worse, but only by fractional degree. Do they think we cannot see them playing to the audience/camera? Do they think we endorse this in our representatives? Do they imagine for one second that even the most partisan of us want this kind of personal Antigone played out on MSNBC? Complete with liberal interpretation of Creon and Oedipus? Oh the horror of it all.

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I return to my earlier dark suspicions about Trump’s direction. Stubbornly pushing tariffs, the way he disposed of his economic adviser Kohn – the one who was behind the famous tax cuts last December and is the advocate for free trade – despite being a Dem. The way he undermines his own administration – just as Mnuchin says “we are not getting into trade wars” ->Trump contradicts him with “trade war is not a bad thing”. The way he caved in to gun-control campaigners. The way the stocks fall and jump on his every tweet doesn’t inspire much confidence either.

Actually, I realize my unease about Trump’s steadfastness (or lack of ) never left me and is hovering in the back of my mind all the time.

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Reading “Dictator”

For a week I’ve been immersed into my beloved Rome, with her oratory, unstable alliances, betrayals, dirt, blood, glory, gold, grееd, gluttony, pride, hypocrisy, superstition, glamour, iniquity, humiliation, her architectural and engineering genius,  military order and plebeian chaos – and  her foundations of law,  divisions of state power, ideological ideals. Into life of Cicero – and his struggle to uphold the Republic. Of Caesar and his Rubicon.

It has been a suitable background tone for current political events – tectonic shifts, rather.

The Nunes Memo was the Rubicon, and everything from here on out is battlespace preparation.

[Trent Telenko via ChicagoBoyz].

Wait and see, citizens. Life is interesting again.

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Nation of shopkeepers

Believing in national stereotypes has its downside: risk of falling in deep doo-doo. Like that bon mot by Napoleon in this post’ title. What kind of business genius will repeat the same mistake – that cost him dearly, practically ruining the golden goose – twice? English, apparently.

The Boston Tea Party: 1773

Salt Tax in India: 1835

Could it be possible that British East India Co continuously employed MBA graduates starting 1770’s?


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Every name is a Wiki article


In 2013, Amanat [ Huma Abedin’s cousin] partnered with Russian businessman Vladislav Doronin to purchase a high-end resort* for over $350 million. Doronin moved from Russia to Switzerland to work for Marc Rich, who escaped the United States after he was indicted for fraud and illegal trading with Iran. Rich was pardoned by former President Bill Clinton on his last day in the White House. USA Today reports:

Clinton’s motive for pardoning Rich on his last day in office was questioned because Rich’s ex-wife, Denise Rich, was a wealthy Democratic donor who made a $450,000 donation to Clinton’s presidential library foundation and more than $100,000 to Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign.


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