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Anti-Trump camp looks more angry

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A protester confronts a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in downtown Salt Lake City as Donald Trump gave his first campaign speech in Utah on Friday, Mar. 18, 2016. (Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner via AP)

A lot has been written about Trump supporters and how angry they are. Media pundits say that supporters are angry at politicians for inaction; no jobs; no growth. And that Trump is leading the pack of these people. A major block of media have even labeled these people as low wit. How much of it is true? Let’s take a closer look.

Whatever I have seen, I find things are totally opposite. More than Trump supporters, I find anti-Trump block led by liberal media more angry. At least Trump supporters crave for jobs and growth. Anti-Trump block of media is angry at Trump and believe me they are way too angrier. I haven’t seen Trump supporters calling people names. Unfortunately I can’t say the same for anti-Trump people. They call Trump xenophobic, Trump-supporters as racist, low IQ people.

I see so much anger on TV debates, literally fumes coming out of ears at the mention of Trump. Not so much from pro-Trump people on the same debates. Anti-Trump folks try to deride other side with a smug look. When Trump supporters argue on issues, anti-Trump people play on personality of Trump rather than the issues.

Note to our readers: Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S. I have not written this folks, this is the disclaimer on Huffington Post with every post related to Trump. You see the anger. I fail to find such stunts by Trump supporters.

As to the violence at Trump rallies. Sucker punching can’t be condoned. But neither can illegally entering a private event. These protestors lie to be Trump supporters to gain entry to Trump rallies. So much for who is the liar and who is not. They take off clothes during rallies to reveal anti-Trump writings underneath. Why not reveal it at the security checks and admit to be being anti-Trump protestor at entry. This is a private event and no one has a right to crash it. I sometimes feel they come just to instigate. If it was just about protest, they could have done outside the venue. Imagine what might happen when such political instigation is done with 35000 people present.

Coming to the argument that Trump supporters are low IQ and stupid. I thought anti-Trump people were against such labeling. Ironically they are doing it themselves. Also if you know the bell curve, there is not much difference between low IQ and high IQ people. Both are outliers. And the bunch of people in between are ‘follow the herd people’. They see what is shown, they hear what is said and they speak what is commanded. So those who say low IQ people are supporting Trump, even high IQ people are supporting Trump. These both are outliers to the bell curve and are able to take independent decisions.

If you hate Trump and are looking for anger in Trump supporters. You are looking at the wrong place. You just have to look within.

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March 23, 2016 at 1:19 pm

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Differentiating Drugs Simplified

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drugs.jpgA discussion on addictive drugs and issues thereof with friends delved into identifying various drugs. From cannabis to Heroine to marijuana to meth. I found it difficult to differentiate between various drugs. I have put together a quick Drug 101 tutorial after a bit of research.

 

Opium Poppy Plant

(Depressant, makes you calm)

Cannabis Plant

(Hallucinogen, varied effects)

Coca Plant

(Stimulant, makes you excited)

Crystal Meth

(Stimulant)

Heroine: Synthesized from from latex of the plant. White crystalline compound. Snorted or injected. Charas/Hashish: Resin from flower/leaves of female plant. Run on hands and Collect the resin stuck to hand. Resin cake. Smoked with tobacco.

Also prepared by sieving leaves/flowers into silk cloth and then baking.

Cocaine/Coke: Chemically synthesized From leaves of Coca plant. Powder is Snorted, injected into veins. Meth: Man made chemical. Not from plants like other 3. Methamphetamine. Manufactured in illegal laboratories called meth labs.

White crystalline. Snorted, Smoked, Injected.

Smack: Another name of Heroine Marijunana/Pot: Dried flowers, leaves, stem of both female plant. Smoked and used in brownies. Crack: Form of cocaine. Cooking Cocaine with baking powder. Becomes cheaper in cost.
Ganja: Leaves and unfertilized flowers of young female plant. Smoked or brewed like a tea
Bhang: Male plant. No flowers. Green leaves. Not smoked. Ground up and mixed in milk beverages like Thandai
Weed: Slang for Marijuana/Cannabis/or Ganja.
Dope: Generic Term for many drugs

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March 17, 2016 at 6:11 pm

My opinion of Donald Trump

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trump.jpgLove him or hate him, you just can’t ignore him. Donald Trump is that sort of a personality. He has led a successful and flamboyant life. Billionaire businessmen. He was the owner of Ms. Universe till recently. That says a lot about of his flair. He is a hugely successful real estate giant. Then he decided to run for President.

In my opinion he is no good or bad than any other candidates when it comes to election rhetoric. Each candidate puts on an act. And act he/she feels is best to woo the voters. Historically, a civil act is one that the Presidential hopefuls put up; holier than thou persona with no faults. Not even as much as parking ticket. Okay, a bit exaggeration there. But you get the point. Most candidates are doing exactly the same. Trump on the other hand is playing brash. He is the alpha male who bullies and insults the political class. This is what he feels will win him votes.

One thing is clear, Trump is a successful businessman. Yes he have had failed businesses, but that is a part of a big empire. You try to diversify. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. He has created a big empire. So he knows how to make things happen. Other candidates have their own things too. They know how to get elected again and again. It requires longevity, which Trump might/might not have.

I feel, this whole act of brashness that Trump is putting up might not directly translate in what he does. He will be like he has been as the head of his company. Try to run the nation successfully. He has achieved everything in life. He has already lost lots of business worldwide by the stance he has taken.

He likes claps and importance. He likes people to admire him. Hence I feel he will be a populist President who will not take anti-people actions. He will want people to like him much after he has left Presidency.

He might turn out to be a good President. The act that he is putting up is just like other hopefuls. They are being Saint, he is playing the Devil. Whatever gets them votes.

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March 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm

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Fighting for Freedom of Speech by Trampling others FoS

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freedom_of_speech.jpgBoth, worlds’ oldest and biggest democracies are gripped with discussion around Freedom of Speech (FoS). From JNU to Chicago, people have been made to sit up and take sides. Right wing is always blamed for rhetoric of dividing the society. Liberals and Lefts are the ones insinuating. But I see some issue here.

If liberals and lefts preach FoS they should honor the FoS of Right wing too. What we are seeing now and over the years, Left Liberals trying to Trample FoS of whoever disagrees with them. When Baba Ramdev is invited, JNU people scuttled his FoS. He is not allowed to speak. When Trump does a rally, protestors disguise themselves among his supporters and disrupt the proceedings, provoke supporters. Both sides have their right. JNU should have let Ramdev speak; same for Chicago protestors. They could have shown black flags and symbolically protested outside the venues.

I don’t have any issues with protests as such. I advocate FoS. But I don’t like to see other people’s FoS stifled under the garb of defending own FoS. Moreover I despise people trying to take moral high ground and being felicitated for it. AAP did it by giving ticket to the guy who threw shoe at Chidambaram. Liberal media did it by giving ample airtime to person who tried to attack Trump in one of his rally. If Kejriwal or Clinton was attacked the same way, Left Liberals would have raised a lot of hue and cry.

Let’s be consistent is all I ask.

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March 17, 2016 at 1:02 pm

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How to win a losing argument

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argument.jpgJust for the sake of argument. A lot of times we feel that we are losing an argument. That the other side is winning. It can happen due to number of reasons. The other party may have better points to put forward. We might be lacking the depth on the issue and not able to give supporting literature. What to do in such a situation?

Some people would concede and back off, lose the argument. What if we don’t want to? Well, if it does not seem possible to win, best is not let the other side win. This may not be an outright win for you, but if you puncture holes in opposite argument, you have pretty much nailed it.

I remember a scene from movie, where a lobbyist father (whose whole livelihood depend on gift of the gab), explains to his son. He said, it’s not important that you are right, to win an argument. You just have to prove the other person wrong. He went ahead giving an example. If you say Chocolate ice-cream is better and your friend says Vanilla is better. There is no clear way to win the argument. You can attack the other side of being a racist for not liking dark colored chocolate. By proving him bad, you become right.

I agree it might not look an honorable approach. But since not being politically correct is in vogue these days, this might just pass through. Attack the person if not the argument. And believe me you will win every single time. If such a win satisfies you, that is.

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March 17, 2016 at 12:43 pm

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5 years down the line

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line.jpgThis is a common question which someone or the other might have asked you. Where do you see yourself 5 years down the line? Mostly it is an interview question to which we give a parrot reply. Hardly do we give any thought to this in real.

Do one thing. Go back 5 years in time and analyze if you are where you wanted to be 5 years down the line? I predict the standard deviation would be too high. The difference between dream and reality. We can owe it to a lot of factors. Not always is the difference negative. Many chances that you have achieved more than you hoped for. There are chances that you have not achieved as much. We can owe it to lack of foresight or divine powers to look into the future.

How to make things better? I would suggest make 3-4 years goal. And analyze if you are on track regularly. At the end of the period if still you have not achieved what you bid out for, time to either change the goals (as you might not be interested in what you aimed for), or time for serious introspection.

Throwing away the life aimlessly is no good. Have some aim; however stupid or vague. You will feel good working for it. You will feel like getting up in the morning. Else this long life without the answer to, “Why we are here” will be a long slog.

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March 15, 2016 at 6:03 pm

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Solution to JNU Crises: Give them degree and kick them out

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jnu.jpgJNU crises have reached a deadlock. There is a need for smartness on the part of authorities. I read that a committee has recommended expelling the hooligans. Not a smart move. No point giving these people audience and propelling their political careers.

Expelling will lead to unnecessary protests. Not worth it. These hooligans and their ilk, who feed on taxpayers’ money, have nothing to lose and everything to gain. So they will do anything and everything. Smartest solution would be to give them the degree. They way they will have to move out the college. Expedite their exams and kick them out.

They can’t cry that they have been expelled. They won’t get the coziness of college for their nefarious activities. No reason for protests. Don’t fail them, pass them. And show them the door. I admit it’s not an ideal solution, but we don’t live in an ideal society, do we?

This leftist hooliganism is a global phenomenon. Lok what happened to Trump rally in Chicago. These people have nothing to lose. No point fighting them. They thrive on media attention. Time to clean our colleges. Rather than expelling, give them a degree and get them off.

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March 15, 2016 at 4:57 pm

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