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    As long as the people of Pakistan continue to...

    As long as the people of Pakistan continue to swallow the force-fed narrative that they are better off than people in India and Bangladesh, true or not, they will gladly suffer such crumbling...
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    from: India...

    from: India



    from the print edition | Asia
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    Concluding paragraphs from a detailed article...

    Concluding paragraphs from a detailed article with a good historical perspective:

    from: What's Wrong with Pakistan? - By Robert D. Kaplan | Foreign Policy
  4. Thread: Sea Gliders

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    Sea Gliders

    This is a potentially important advancement in technology with many uses, inculding scientific, defensive and and commercial aspects:

    Excerpts from: http://www.economist.com/node/21556551
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    Morals and Machines

    Some excerpts from a recent editorial in The Economist that I found to be shareworthy:

    from: http://www.economist.com/node/21556234
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    If USA can persuade China to let Cheng Guangcheng...

    If USA can persuade China to let Cheng Guangcheng go, one can only assume that Dr. Afridi's incarceration for the time being serves a useful purpose for USA, namely allowing Pakistan to blacken its...
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    For all the stereotypical Pakistani proclamations...

    For all the stereotypical Pakistani proclamations that Americans are fat, lazy and stupid, I find it quite interesting that that Pakistan still does not realize the game is rigged, due to the vast...
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    These excerpts from an editorial in Dawn indicate...

    These excerpts from an editorial in Dawn indicate that USA will likely find it difficult to move forward in its negotiations with Pakistan:

    from: http://dawn.com/2012/05/23/back-in-the-fold/
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    Fair comments, but in the long run, Pakistan may...

    Fair comments, but in the long run, Pakistan may have short-changed itself immensely:

    from: Targets, not drones, draw ire from Pakistan: Weinbaum | DAWN.COM
  10. Thread: The Iron Giant

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    Russia has a 75,000 ton press and China is...

    Russia has a 75,000 ton press and China is building an 80,000 ton monster.

    We must never forget the basics of what made USA industry great, so that we can keep it on top for a long time to come.
  11. Thread: The Iron Giant

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    The Iron Giant

    I found this article interesting:

    from: Iron Giant - Magazine - The Atlantic

    Iron Giant
    One of America’s great machines comes back to life.
    By TIM HEFFERNAN
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    The whole country is in a delusional state, with...

    The whole country is in a delusional state, with gross overestimation of its own importance and abilities, a carefully nursed grudge against the rich world for not giving it enough money, and a...
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    No, the picture is from Gayari and believed...

    No, the picture is from Gayari and believed authentic, only the captions were added later.
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    One could write a small thesis based on this...

    One could write a small thesis based on this photograph and its captions, I am quite sure:

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5453/6998851348_57a40628bb_b.jpg
    What's the problem? by vcheng552000, on...
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    I do realize your intent, but the depravity of...

    I do realize your intent, but the depravity of the misogyny woven into the present day Pakistani society is simply beyond any such comment.
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    "Marry again and leave" is one thing, but to...

    "Marry again and leave" is one thing, but to shoot her dead?

    That, Sir, is way beyond any logic that I can recognize.
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    Interesting development, to say the least,...

    Interesting development, to say the least, perhaps showing that things might not have been so upright with the assailant's family as were made out to be:

    from:...
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    The following Op-Ed peice from DefPk gives an...

    The following Op-Ed peice from DefPk gives an insight into the kind of thinking that pervades the Pakistani mindset these days:
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    Pakistan Army has perfected the milking of the...

    Pakistan Army has perfected the milking of the foreign bogeyman concept to a high art over the decades, and is finding it to its purpose to paint the India-USA (Hindus and Jews - "Hanood-o-Yahood" in...
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    To me this excerpt seems pretty relevant: ...

    To me this excerpt seems pretty relevant:

    from: http://dawn.com/2012/04/24/negotiating-with-america/
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    This paragraph caught my eye for its succinct...

    This paragraph caught my eye for its succinct depiction of what ails Pakistan:



    Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty. By Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson. Crown...
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    I foresee Pakistan descending into a low-grade...

    I foresee Pakistan descending into a low-grade civil war smoldering on for years as the state slowly implodes over a decade or so. The signs have been evident for quite some time.
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    PDF is a lost cause, like most things Pakistani,...

    PDF is a lost cause, like most things Pakistani, so let's leave that aside.




    What you describe as the positive aspects of Indian involvement are exactly what the ISI honchos are most afraid...
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    I haven't been to PDF is quite a while now. :) ...

    I haven't been to PDF is quite a while now. :)



    Given the level of involvement of India in Afghanistan already, I would submit that the decision has already been taken; it is only a matter of...
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    I don't know with whom I have the pleasure of...

    I don't know with whom I have the pleasure of discussing this topic here, but I do look forward to it.



    With the situation being as volatile as it is, and being worsened by the amateurs "boxing...
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