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India won't be able to store another bumper crop
Economic Times ^ | 15 Apr, 2012, 03.54PM IST, IANS

Posted on 04/15/2012 6:16:43 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin

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1 posted on 04/15/2012 6:16:51 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Having too much food grown sounds like good news but there is a downside to everything in this old world.


2 posted on 04/15/2012 6:26:04 AM PDT by dog breath
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Well they could trade it for Chevys from China.


3 posted on 04/15/2012 6:26:31 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Socialism is failing in India too.


4 posted on 04/15/2012 6:27:40 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Your point being?


5 posted on 04/15/2012 6:28:09 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

It sure sounds like India needs some more “you’re-on-your-own” economics.


6 posted on 04/15/2012 6:33:15 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind;)
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7 posted on 04/15/2012 6:33:46 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Wow.

I’ve been in that country twice now on medical mission trips. The Dalits (formerly known as the “untouchables”) are being drawn to Christ, especially in the south. They have been taught all their lives that their underclass, almost slave like status, results from previously shameful lives.

The gospel appeals to them, especially when they learn there is one God in heaven who loves them and sent his son to save them from eternal damnation.

Of course, distribution of an over abundance of food in a land of want is always problematic, but at least the article points out they are considering distributing the excess to the poor due to inadequate space. Amazing, under any other situation, corrupt officials would be the sole beneficiaries.

I wonder if this is how the Lord will provide for His people in India with adequate food? I know for a fact that there are honest capable Indian run Christian organizations that would jump on such an opportunity.


8 posted on 04/15/2012 6:35:50 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: MulberryDraw
Property rights ?
9 posted on 04/15/2012 6:36:48 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Currently living in rural India for the last half a year, and India fails on this because India is still entrenched in it’s centuries-old caste system, where corruption is every day business and common courtesy does not exist except for self.

Everyone expects someone else to pay and do the work, and most government workers don’t bother working at all unless you bribe them.

The Eastern half of India is currently in it’s third year of drought. the Godavari river is all but dried up and the people are out of drinking water in some places.

In India, no one does anything unless it benefits them in some way in money or political favors, and more than half the population are considered ‘untouchable’ and get little to nothing in support or help.

India is a system three and a half millennia old, and it does not change, except that everyone has cell phones but few have running water or toilets outside of using the side of the road. It’s chaos, graft and corruption on a scale that would make Chicago blush.


10 posted on 04/15/2012 6:47:15 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: INVAR

India sounds like Mexico.


11 posted on 04/15/2012 6:49:04 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Socialism is failing in India too.

Socialism never produced bumper crops too large to store. India isn't socialist, it's a sort of corrupt, government-heavy, every-man-for-himself system. That's still a step up from socialism.

12 posted on 04/15/2012 6:49:10 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: INVAR
Everyone expects someone else to pay and do the work, and most government workers don’t bother working at all unless you bribe them.

Ah, just like Congress.

13 posted on 04/15/2012 6:51:37 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Throw all the bums out.' It's not a slogan. It's the survival of the republic.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Have they considered turning their fool into fuel?


14 posted on 04/15/2012 6:54:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Why don’t they do like the US does, and give the wheat away free to their enemies?


15 posted on 04/15/2012 7:01:34 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Why doesn’t the US turn Joe Biden into fuel then?


16 posted on 04/15/2012 7:02:18 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: INVAR
most government workers don’t bother working at all unless you bribe them.

It's how oligarch elites stay in power. If you're a smart lower-middle-class guy wanting to start a business, you face an endless stream of bureaucrats wanting to be bribed to overlook your violation of some obscure regulation, or to stamp your form, etc. Meanwhile, the "connected" don't have to worry about low-level bureaucrats when they have department heads on their payroll.

The net effect is that the elite make money without having to work hard. Meanwhile, the unconnected find it impossibly hard to get anything off the ground, which is why they all want to come here on H1B visas.

17 posted on 04/15/2012 7:03:59 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Ditter
India sounds like Mexico.

For good reason, it's a very similar system. In both countries you have a hereditary elite class running things. Both are oligarchies. The pattern is similar in many countries.

18 posted on 04/15/2012 7:06:33 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

” Fears are rising that the grains would be out in the open, rot and be eaten by rodents even as millions go hungry in the country which is planning to enact a right to food law.”

Any law will be tried except the law of the free market.


19 posted on 04/15/2012 7:09:52 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: ClearCase_guy
Have they considered turning their fool into fuel?

No, but I've considered doing it to ours.

20 posted on 04/15/2012 7:11:46 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: theBuckwheat

” Fears are rising that the grains would be out in the open, rot and be eaten by rodents even as millions go hungry in the country which is planning to enact a right to food law.”

So...Lucifer says to God, “let me have control of them for 2000 years, and I’ll show you just how stupid they are.”


21 posted on 04/15/2012 7:17:14 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: INVAR

“It’s chaos, graft and corruption on a scale that would make Chicago blush.”

That is hard to believe!


22 posted on 04/15/2012 7:17:50 AM PDT by chainsaw (Sarah Palin is still my first choice to save the USA. . .)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

They grow bumpers? What do they use for seed.....door handles?


23 posted on 04/15/2012 7:20:40 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: PapaBear3625
The pattern is similar in many countries.

Even the U.S.

The only difference is that in India, the division between the upper (haves) and lower (have-nots) caste is clear cut and written in law.

24 posted on 04/15/2012 7:27:47 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: INVAR
but few have running water or toilets outside of using the side of the road.

Some see a problem, I see possibilities.


25 posted on 04/15/2012 7:32:12 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Ditter; INVAR
India sounds like Mexico.

Oddly enough, the Indians and Mexicans look very similar.

26 posted on 04/15/2012 7:37:26 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: keats5

You are absolutely correct on all counts there. The Hindu leadership HATES our preaching of the Gospel, which is being widely accepted by the Adhi Andrha (Dalits), for they have willingly suffered for millennia believing the Brahmin lies that they must pay for the sins of their past lives in the hopes of a better reincarnation.

Most of them have never heard that their sins are already forgiven them if they would simply repent and come to Christ. And for that, the Gospel is popular among the lowest of the low castes in India. And like any tyranny, the religious and civil leadership despises it.

So persecution in India of Christians is institutionalized and often brutal. A truth that has been shrouded in ignorance because Hinduism has been sold to the West as a benign and tolerant faith.

In India, Hinduism is on a par with Islam in the category of intolerance Christians.

As to Christian orgs in India - BE CAREFUL. We have run into many Hindus posing as Christian care groups to get money from Americans and Westerners. Some troll the net to get on forums and e-mail Christians begging for financial help. Several of us got stung in the past being far too trusting because when we came to India to investigate - poof!

In India one has to be wise as a serpent, wiser even.


27 posted on 04/15/2012 7:38:57 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: UCANSEE2

You would be wasting your time and effort. In the cities of India, they have been trying to teach the population to use trash cans instead of simply tossing garbage into the streets and wherever they throw their waste.

Cans sit empty and the waste is piled up around them.

Dropping trou and taking a crap is every day out here, and there is no shame of these people to treat the land or other people the same way. Pretty gross in a land that does not use TP.


28 posted on 04/15/2012 7:44:39 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: INVAR

“Pretty gross in a land that does not use TP.”

It would be grosser if they did.


29 posted on 04/15/2012 7:46:27 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
"Fears are rising that the grains would be out in the open, rot and be eaten by rodents"

Which could create another problem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhlCeHTnTQI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3RLmErp43k

30 posted on 04/15/2012 7:52:53 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: INVAR

So... if I meet an Indian, I should bump knuckles rather than shake hands.


31 posted on 04/15/2012 8:16:35 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: INVAR
In the cities of India, they have been trying to teach the population to use trash cans instead of simply tossing garbage into the streets and wherever they throw their waste. Cans sit empty and the waste is piled up around them.

Dropping trou and taking a crap is every day out here, and there is no shame of these people to treat the land or other people the same way.


32 posted on 04/15/2012 8:22:26 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Straight out of Atlas Shrugged and the old woman who grew soybeans.


33 posted on 04/15/2012 9:12:19 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: dog breath
Amazing. They still can't get the incentives right. Too much lingering effects of Nehru's socialism.
34 posted on 04/15/2012 9:50:08 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: INVAR

[India is still entrenched in it’s centuries-old caste system,]

Uhuh. And that fact is apparently very useful -- rendering a pit filled with a half a billion or so impoverished souls nipping up at the heels of the H1B "sponsored".

Evidently it makes them highly motivated to "Just Shut Up and Code"...


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35 posted on 04/15/2012 10:19:35 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: UCANSEE2
"Free" Pie...
...Inside.
36 posted on 04/15/2012 10:24:29 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: INVAR

True about wolves in sheep’s clothing in India. The organization I’ve had experience with is one our church has been working with for decades. I’ve personally stayed on their grounds, have served in their medical and eye clinics and have seen some of their orphans grown from to toddlers to adults. In fact, I even had the pleasure of serving with the child I once sponsored for years this past trip over. I walked past her in a hospital and we both recognized each other immediately from photos. She’s now a graduate nurse. I too am a nurse, and it was wonderful working along side her. She was assigned as my translator, so that was a special joy.


37 posted on 04/15/2012 12:43:59 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: LomanBill
"COMMERCE BETWEEN MASTER AND SLAVE IS DESPOTISM" --Thomas Jefferson

Great quote and great observation.
38 posted on 04/15/2012 12:54:06 PM PDT by khelus
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To: keats5
” The Dalits (formerly known as the “untouchables”) are being drawn to Christ, especially in the south.”

I am not sure if they are all drawn over by “Christ” or the freebies that are on offer.

They have been taught all their lives”

By who?

that their underclass, almost slave like status, results from previously shameful lives.”

Also not sure that you become a rich upper class just by accepting Jesus as your savior.

I know for a fact that there are honest capable Indian run Christian organizations that would jump on such an opportunity.”

Christian organizations aren't necessarily the only capable organizations in India. And food belonging to the State will be distributed by the state not by Christian Organization.

39 posted on 04/16/2012 7:02:19 AM PDT by ravager
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To: INVAR
“The Hindu leadership HATES our preaching of the Gospel”

You could say pretty much the same thing about Christian leadership vis à vis any other religion preaching on their turf. Nobody likes competition.

for they have willingly suffered for millennia believing the Brahmin lies that they must pay for the sins of their past lives in the hopes of a better reincarnation.”

Suffering is very universal. Many have suffered Christian tyranny for centuries.... and thousand times worse.

So persecution in India of Christians is institutionalized and often brutal. A truth that has been shrouded in ignorance because Hinduism has been sold to the West as a benign and tolerant faith.”

That is bit of an extreme libel against India and Hindus. Even Christians in India wont quite agree with your exaggerated representation.

Hinduism on par with Islam?? Do ask any Christian if they like living in India or would they prefer moving to Pakistan.

We have run into many Hindus posing as Christian care groups to get money from Americans and Westerners. “

Only the evil Hindus would do that right? No Christian would even think of doing such a thing! /s

Several of us got stung in the past being far too trusting “

Oh poor you! But hey, dont blame it on Indians. If you think you can throw money at the needy any be able to buy off their faith, be prepared to be scammed. That's how it always works.

40 posted on 04/16/2012 7:28:28 AM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

You don’t have a clue what you are talking about save your own animosity towards Christianity.

I’m living here experiencing what I testified to. Our brethren here suffer institutionalized persecution daily. I’ve seen it and experienced it firsthand bub.

What do you got? Only a worthless opinion.

One frankly more worthy to read on DU and a militant Atheist site instead of FR.


41 posted on 04/16/2012 7:36:43 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: INVAR; headsonpikes
I find it amusing that you seem to have so much contempt for the people to whom you are tying to preach the Gospel.

Pretty gross in a land that does not use TP.”

I don't know how much of the word you have traveled but much of Asia, Africa and definitely most of the third world don't not use TP. If you want to know why, do go to any general store in a city in India (they do have TP in India) and check the price of a roll. Paper is expensive in most parts of the world out side of US.

In the cities of India, they have been trying to teach the population to use trash cans instead of simply tossing garbage into the streets and wherever they throw their waste.”

In a country where a large population has a tough time feeding and clothing itself, sanitation wouldn't quite be a high priority for a lot of people.

42 posted on 04/16/2012 7:48:02 AM PDT by ravager
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To: INVAR
“What do you got? “

I have lived in India far longer, and I know and understand India far better then you ever will.

You can spew your lies and throw some epithets and labels when challenged but other then that.... what have YOU GOT?

43 posted on 04/16/2012 7:56:59 AM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager
I find it amusing that you seem to have so much contempt for the people to whom you are tying to preach the Gospel.

I don't have any contempt for the people here.

I have contempt for the system that enslaves them to servitude, filth and deprivation.

go to any general store in a city in India (they do have TP in India)

In the rural slum villages, surrounding towns and cities - TP is not an item used or sold. And the vast numbers of India's poor population lives in these rural slums.

In a country where a large population has a tough time feeding and clothing itself, sanitation wouldn't quite be a high priority for a lot of people.

Again, more pathetic ignorance on your part. Sanitation and hygiene is not ANY kind of priority for this culture, and it's ability to feed and clothe itself is limited to it's millennia-old Caste system of haves, laborers to serve the Haves, and the Have-nots. The people here are willfully enslaved mind, body and soul to a playground that the Devil runs.

44 posted on 04/16/2012 8:04:17 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: ravager
You can spew your lies and throw some epithets and labels

I stand before the Lord by what I have testified to since I'm here on HIS business. You can call them lies all you like. You're not living in the slums here, I AM living here, and I am a witness to what I've seen and experienced.

45 posted on 04/16/2012 8:08:30 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: INVAR
You may not realize but your contempt is actually quite evident when you say how shameless the population is because they never learn how to dispose the garbage the correct way.... and for not using TP. Wonder what Jesus would think about that comment of yours. :)

I have contempt for the system that enslaves “

Please tell us what system you are talking about? The liberal secular democratic system of India?

TP is not an item used or sold. “

Yes. And I asked you to find out why. You still have no answer.

“Sanitation and hygiene is not ANY kind of priority for this culture, and it's ability to feed and clothe itself is limited to it's millennia-old Caste system of haves, laborers to serve the Haves, and the Have-nots.”

Lets face it..... you have an agenda. You are in the business of spreading the Gospel, nothing wrong with that. However I dont quite see the Gospel fixing up India's economic problems (notwithstanding your strong contempt for non-Christian population/culture).

Every country in the world has an upper class and an underclass. Heck, I have lived in the US long enough to know even US has the same thing, big time! The class difference in India is far more grim but India is a large country that has just about started adopting free market capitalism and is slowly coming out of poverty in the last 2 decades ....after 3 centuries of slavery under guess who?.... A Christian colonial power. If the Gospel could have fixed India's Cast problem and fixed India's economic and sanitation problems it would have done it 3 centuries ago.

The silver lining is that India is changing, there is a lot more optimism and millions of people are actually coming out poverty. Most of it has really nothing to do with the spreading of the Gospel but any genuine good work sure has its rewards.

47 posted on 04/16/2012 9:23:58 AM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

Matthew 7:6

My mistake in violating that admonition when it comes to you. I won’t make it again.


48 posted on 04/16/2012 10:00:44 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: INVAR
“I stand before the Lord by what I have testified to since I'm here on HIS business. “

You don't need to make false testimonies taking the name of the Lord. As I said I have lived in India far longer then you have, I was raised there. I have been in villages and slums far more then you have or ever will and I speak the language. I have families and friends there who I visit regularly. And finally I am an Indian. There is just no way you can more about India then me. You cant even begin to understand the the people, the culture and the mindset the way I do, not matter what you say.

49 posted on 04/16/2012 10:23:51 AM PDT by ravager
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To: INVAR
You cant make that mistake. You never had any pearls and you have no idea who really is a swine.
50 posted on 04/16/2012 10:31:25 AM PDT by ravager
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