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And now Delhi police is using water cannons to break the protests aginst water ministry by water minister.

Irony has rained off the charts.

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I've been looking to buy a Thinkpad from Ebay. Compared to the refurbished market in India, the prices are really low, even after the addition of shipping costs.

For example, consider a Thinkpad X13 Gen 1 with i7-10510U/10610U (6c, 12t, I believe), 16GB onboard RAM and 512TB storage being sold for ₹12,000-₹18,000, plus ₹6,000 for shipping, versus paying ₹35,000-₹65,000 overall when buying from a refurbished laptop seller locally.

Are there addition expenses to pay - like for example, import duty? What other stuff should I take into consideration?

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I will not invalidate the mistreatment and hate towards Bihari people, and I think that it is a valid concern. But this isn't about that. The people of Bihar can, for all of eternity, curse and blame the rest of India for their poverty and downfall, but is it really the case?

When the rest of India was against the faulty tax-distribution between states, because we object to our taxes going in the pockets of scummy politicians, but they keep getting to power, is that not a valid justification?

The four-lane Sultanganj-Aguani Ghat bridge has collapsed twice in two year, and god-knows how many shitty infrastructure was built in Nitish Kumar's time? Or does no one keep track about such incidents, because the bridges are apparently not for them?

Oh, and about education. Bihar is plagued with paper leaks for almost any exam that happens in that state. There's no good universities or industries in that pitiable state, and the youth are forced to migrate to other states, making it difficult for the natives to get job. But was that not their own fault? Why did they vote back Nitish Kumar again to power, knowing that their state is failing?

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Looks to me like more people just being freighted of Modi.

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cross-posted from: https://lemy.lol/post/26267247

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In all seriousness, please don't blame me for being ignorant - the current mainstream media is filled with the vilest, most vitriolic bullshit, so I've stopped watching the TV, and then there's hardly a few legitimate news sites with proper Atom/RSS support that I can keep track of.

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cross-posted from: https://lemy.lol/post/26224025

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So happy with these result, finally our democracy can breathe! kudos to the opposition that they performed against all odds.

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I am laughing my ass out, what a fucking embarrassment! Yogi should probably leave politics and open a monastery, or perhaps sell snake oil. I'm guessing that the "Ram rajya" was so unlivable that people felt the need to go back to "Goonda rajya" lololol.

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There are three classes in India.

The Rich- They commit frauds, scam, borrow money from public banks never to return and flee the country when they gamble and lose.

The poor- These people are helplessly dependent on freebies from the government for survival. Most of these are found in villages where a feudal system prevails.

The government claims to lift 400 million people from extreme poverty since 2014. However they are giving free rations to 810 million people today. Such people who couldn't afford to buy food will obviously be considered extremely poor.

And that 60% of Indian population. These are also the poor who are responsible for 90% of the voter turnout.

To form the government you need to get funding from the rich for campaigns and in return give them cheap loans, lower corporate taxes and sell government assets and natural resources for pennies on the dollar.

The third is the forgotten middle class who pay for everything and get none of the benefits.

Because they are not a majority. Even if they were they wouldn't go to vote for whatever reasons. Political parties know that the middle class is happy being milked for nothing in return and won't influence vote share.

To shift focus on the middle class we need significant urbanization so they become a majority and electoral education. Taxpayers have every right to right to ask what they will get in return. Free good quality healthcare and education is a bare minimum.

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