Thursday, December 18, 2014

Quick notes: Vivek Murthy, Laser Cannon...

  • Vivek Murthy, the new Surgeon General, isn’t afraid to take a stand:

  • So who became a Muslim?: “Those regions of the most dramatic conversion of the population, such as Eastern Bengal or Western Punjab, lay on the fringes of Indo-Muslim rule, whereas the heartland of that rule, the upper Gangetic Plain, saw a much lower incidence of conversion.”

    (, the weak willed ones converted, while the strong-willed ones remained steadfast in the face of intense pressure and threats. There is a lesson for Bharat here: Ghar wapsi should see more success in Bengal and Assam, if Hindus are persistent).

  • India should learn: Qualcomm earned about half of its global revenue of $26.5 billion in China for the fiscal year ended Sept. 28, with a large chunk of profit coming from higher-margin royalties earned from the company's licensing arm. The China settlement is likely to include the imposition of fines, a significant reduction of licensing fees the company charges Chinese handset manufacturers and the termination of cross-licensing arrangements the company imposes on the manufacturers using its chipsets.

  • Watch the U.S. Navy's laser cannon blast two boats and a flying drone:

  • School attack has RoP sanction:
  • "The Peshawar attack is in complete agreement with the Prophet's teachings because when the Prophet killed the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza, he put the same guideline, that only children who have hair below their belly button (pubic hair) are allowed to be killed. Killing of women and children is also in accordance with the teachings of the Prophet. Those who object to this claim can refer to Sahih Bukhari, Vol 5, Hadith 148"


non-carborundum said...

Vivek Murthy is for strong gun control. That's not much of a stand at all.

san said...

Why is this US Surgeon General going beyond his purview by calling guns a health issue? Next he'll be meddling in immigration debates by calling that a health issue too. Given that gun ownership is a constitutional right in the US, this appointee is punching above his weight when he ought to know better.