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  • Vacation Gal, Part III. Detroit to India and some places in between!

    11/05/2010 11:56:34 AM PDT · by quantim · 130 replies · 1+ views
    11/05/2010 | Imaginary paparazzi
    Vacation Gal is still busy travelling around the world as we all know. In this episode, Vacation Gal starts in Detroit, some various domestic stops, a visit to the One Nation protest in D.C., a quick stop in Africa and then on to India. Be sure to visit the original threads: First was 'Tourist Guy' followed by 'Looter Guy' and now introducing: 'Vacation Gal!' 'Vacation Gal' Part II (There she goes again!) See the original video on youtube of 'Vacation Gal' and bump it! Pinging all photoshoppers, poets, and friendly snarkers to join the fun!   Please keep comments and...
  • India says fears militant attack during Obama visit

    10/27/2010 1:00:33 PM PDT · by FromLori · 34 replies
    (Reuters) - India fears separatists in Kashmir could stage attacks during the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to draw global attention to a region where a two-decade old revolt against New Delhi has revived this year. Home Secretary Gopal Pillai on Wednesday told CNN-IBN television on Wednesday that the country was on alert to prevent attacks, such as the killing of 35 Sikhs in Kashmir by militants in 2000, when then-U.S. President Bill Clinton visited India. "That's the type of fear we have, that innocent civilians will be killed," said Pillai, the top internal security official. "Definitely they (separatists)...
  • American Sikhs say 'Muslim origin' Obama skipping Golden Temple visit out of fear

    10/28/2010 1:46:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    One India ^ | October 28, 2010
    The American Sikh community has said that President Barack Obama is not visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar because he harbours fears of negative image fallout with him being partially Muslim by birth. Refusing to buy the White House explanation that India is a huge country and that it would not be possible for the president to take on too many events during his four-day visit from November 6 to 9, American Sikhs said they could not accept such a view. "I'm not really buying it. I think the administration has been struggling with the false accusation that the president...
  • Obama Asia trip no slap to Pakistan, China: aides

    10/28/2010 5:25:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/27/10
    Obama Asia trip no slap to Pakistan, China: aides By Patricia Zengerle Patricia Zengerle Wed Oct 27, 5:54 pm ET .WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to India and other Asian countries should not be taken as a slap against India's archrival Pakistan or any other country, including China, aides said on Wednesday. Obama leaves on November 5 on a 10-day trip to India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan. Obama will start the trip with 3-1/2 days in India, the longest foreign stop of his presidency. "India is a cornerstone of our broader Asia approach," William Burns, undersecretary...
  • Obama First Ever to Use Teleprompter in Indian Parliament

    A teleprompter will be in use for the first time in the Central Hall of Parliament when US President Barack Obama addresses MPs on November eight. As per the tentative programme being worked out, the address by Obama, who once said that "America has its roots in the India of Mahatma Gandhi", would not be for more than 20 minutes. The president's programme in Parliament House complex itself will be less than an hour affair, Parliament sources said today. It is scheduled to start at 5pm. The programme will feature a welcome speech by vice president Hamid Ansari and a...
  • Taj trip included in Barack Obama's itinerary {40 Aircraft - 6 Armoured Cars}

    10/29/2010 6:30:04 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 29 replies · 2+ views
    India Today ^ | Oct 27, 2010 | Saurabh Shukla
    Elaborate security arrangements The presidential entourage will have 40 aircraft, including the Air Force One that will ferry the president. There will be six armoured cars, including four Barack Mobiles and a Cadillac.
  • Taj hotel staff to be under ‘house arrest’ for Barack Obama ( India with 40 jets and )

    10/31/2010 10:18:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 94 replies
    DNA ^ | Nov 1, 2010 | Yogesh Pawar
    The Taj is shutting its doors to other guests as it readies itself for its most important one. But the arrival of Barack Obama doesn’t have the hotel’s staff excited. Reason? For the two days the US president and his entourage will be at the Taj, the staff will be under virtual house arrest. Worse, they can’t keep their mobile phones with them... all 570 rooms in the hotel have been booked for the duration of Obama’s visit... The rooms adjacent, above and below the presidential suit will be occupied by FBI agents — 700 of whom will accompany the...
  • Taj trip included in Barack Obama's itinerary (40 Aircraft)

    10/31/2010 1:36:36 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 67 replies · 2+ views
    India Today ^ | 10/27/2010 | Saurabh Shukla
    US President Barack Obama's trip to India next month is set to be the biggest ever by any US president in terms of the protocol and logistics. Headlines Today accessed the details of elaborate arrangements that will be in place to guard Obama during his three-day trip beginning on November 6. He will be accompanied by US first lady Micehlle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha. Earlier, Obama's daughters Sasha and Malia were not to be part of the trip. But sources revealed that Michelle's opinion prevailed and now the girls would accompany the first American couple to India....
  • Forty planes and six armoured cars: Obama visit to India the 'biggest ever by a US President'

    11/01/2010 9:24:48 AM PDT · by EBH · 91 replies
    Mail Online ^ | Last updated at 1:28 PM on 31st October 2010
    The entourage will be the biggest ever in terms of logistics and manpower for any US president. The president himself will be ferried around in a black Cadillac - dubbed 'Barack Mobile' - which has its own built in communications centre - to enable Obama to be in touch with the White House, US vice president and the US strategic command The car also has the US nuke launch codes and the nuclear switch for the president. It can also withstand a chemical or germ warfare or even a bomb attack. Obama will be accompanied on the trip by US...
  • Entire Maurya Sheraton booked for Obama! (New Delhi, India-Needs Teleprompter at Parliament)

    11/02/2010 2:33:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Humsafar News Site ^ | November 2, 2010
    New Delhi, November 1, 2010: Not an inch of the ITC Maurya Sheraton will be without surveillance when US President Barack Obama arrives for a two – night stay. The luxury hotel is swarming with Delhi Police commandos a week before he checks in with wife Michelle. Obama arrives for a Nov 7 – 9 stay at the Presidential Suite of the south – west Delhi hotel and security is visibly tight even though police and hotel staff refuse to divulge details. Police commandos in combat gear have been stationed in Mercedes vans. Also fortifying the hotel are private guards...
  • Obama's Trip to India Will Cost $200 Million PER DAY

    11/02/2010 2:58:43 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 43 replies
    Hotair Pundit ^ | 11/2/10 | Hotair Pundit
    86% of the population of India lives on under $2 a day examiner.com According to New Delhi Television, it is estimated that in his upcoming visit to India, Barack Hussein Obama will rack up a tab of $200 million a day, courtesy of the American taxpayer. About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end security instruments. The average annual income in India is $460. 86% of the population...
  • '$200m-a-day' cost of Barack Obama's trip to India will be picked up by U.S. taxpayers

    11/02/2010 4:08:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2010 | James White
    President Obama's trip to India will cost the U.S. $200m-a-day, it was reported today. The visit - part of a 10-trip to Asia - will take place amid unprecedented levels of security in the city of Mumbai, where terrorists killed at least 173 people two years ago. Extreme measures to ensure the safety of President Obama will include the complete booking of the 570-room Taj Mahal Hotel for his security entourage. The building saw some of the fiercest fighting between Islamic militant gunmen and security forces during the November 2008 atrocity. Other precautions include the use of helicopters, US and...
  • Obama to See India on $200 Million a Day

    11/02/2010 6:17:20 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 18 replies
    Michelle Malkin's website ^ | 11/2/2010 | Doug Powers
    Seemingly every election day estimate predicting increasingly bad news for Democrats is met by an exponential rise in the cost to taxpayers for President Obama’s “I’m outta here” world tour. Coincidence? Mumbai: The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs. 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama’s visit to the city. “The huge amount of around $200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the Presidential visit,” a top official of the Maharashtra Government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said. About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government...
  • Obamas wanted to celebrate Diwali in India

    11/03/2010 6:11:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 28 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | November 3, 2010 | Press Trust of India
    Barack Obama, who became the first US president to personally celebrate Diwali in the historic East Room in 2009, wanted to "specifically" celebrate the festival of lights with Indians, the White House has said. "He (Obama) specifically wanted to have an opportunity to celebrate Diwali and to do so with the Indian people, getting beyond simply his official business,"
  • US to spend $ 200 m daily on Obama's visit

    11/03/2010 6:32:14 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 32 replies
    IBN live ^ | 11/02/2010 | Press Trust Of India
    The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to Mumbai."The huge amount of around $ 200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the Presidential visit," a top official of the Maharashtra government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said. About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end security instruments....
  • 200 top American CEOs coming with Obama (on trip to India)

    11/03/2010 6:22:02 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 90 replies · 2+ views
    Economic Times India ^ | 11-03-2010 | Times India
    WASHINGTON: With trade high on his agenda, some 200 odd top US business chiefs, including soft drink giant Pepsico's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi , are expected to join US President Barack Obama on his India visit next month. Also expected are Honeywell CEO David M Cote, who co-chairs the India-US CEO Forum with Tata group chairman Ratan Tata . So is Terry McGraw, CEO of leading publishing house McGraw Hill, who took over from Nooyi as the chairman of the US Indian Business Council , representing 300 top US companies last June. Two more of 12 US forum members, Louis...
  • Something’s not normal

    11/03/2010 9:29:02 AM PDT · by abigail2 · 98 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 3, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    The big problem the day before and after yesterday’s tsunami-like election is the ongoing media failure to confront the big reality: Something’s not normal. It is not normal to have White House officials casually state that President Barack Obama was not watching election returns last night, particularly when those returns left him in a sort of `Home Alone` state.
  • Mr. President! Have you no shame sir? Have you no shame at all?

    11/03/2010 9:31:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 25 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-03-10 | Aye Chihuahua
    Today, we can all agree, our country is currently in an economic hole. For a wide variety of reasons we are facing very difficult decisions ahead. After senselessly wasting trillions of our hard earned money and having nothing to show for it beyond an increased debt load, Mr. Obama recently claimed that he was going to focus on debt and deficit reduction. If that is true, then why, oh why Mr. President are you leaving on a trip which will cost us $200 million per day? Mumbai: The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs. 900 crore approx)...
  • Is Obama moving the White House to India?

    11/03/2010 10:48:46 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 57 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Sher Zieve
    AND WHERE IS HE GETTING THE $200,000,000 A DAY THAT IT WILL COST? Despite yesterday’s election, it is now blatantly obvious that Obama & Co neither cares about the United States of America nor its people. Today, the US tyrant–along with an estimated 50 jumbo jets full of his 3,000- person entourage–will fly Air Force One (followed by the second AF One and Marine One copters) to Mumbai, India where he and his merry minions will take over the entire Taj Mahal and other hotels. The now fully-visible-to-the-entire-world hedonist and “Neroistic” monarch Obama will spend at least $200 Millions PER...
  • Perspective: 200 Million Dollars [Vanity}

    11/03/2010 12:06:11 PM PDT · by facedodge · 6 replies
    Vanity
    For me, it is difficult to picture the huge amounts of money that are discussed today in politics, so I was curious what does 200 Million Dollars worth of gold look like… Gold Today, Gold is valued at about $43,000 per kgA standard gold bar as most people think of it, is 400 Troy Ounces, 12.5 kilograms, or 27 Pounds. One bar cost about $575,000. With 200 Million dollars you could get over 350 Gold Bars. This is 350 Gold Bars. This is how much of your money Obama is willing to spend per day to have his wife visit...
  • India: U.S. Completes Global Military Structure {Why is BO going to India anyway?)

    11/03/2010 5:41:20 PM PDT · by erkyl · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Blog from Middle East ^ | September 12, 2010 | Blog from Middle East
    [snip]Reports in both the Russian and Chinese press speculate that when U.S. President Barack Obama visits India in November he "may secure $5 billion worth of arms sales," a deal that "would make the US replace Russia as India’s biggest arms supplier" and "help India curb China’s rise." [snip]"The Obama administration is trying to persuade New Delhi to buy American jet fighters instead [of Russian ones], a shift White House officials say would lead to closer military and political relations between India and the U.S. It would also be a bonanza for U.S. defense contractors, and [the White House] has...
  • India: The Pasha Tour

    11/03/2010 7:08:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 3, 2010 | Staff
    Diplomacy: Yes, a traveling president deserves security. But the 3,000-person entourage accompanying Barack Obama to Mumbai, India, this week reeks of pashalike decadence. With an electoral repudiation still ringing in his ears, we can't blame President Obama for wanting to get away from Washington as a new Congress prepares to roll in. He's hardly the first chief executive to do it. But there are problems with this "strategic" visit, with a stated interest in celebrating Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, that suggest this won't be time well spent. In a time of trillion-dollar stimulus packages and $600 billion Fed...
  • Authorities remove coconuts from palm trees in Mumbai ahead of President Obama's state visit

    11/04/2010 5:03:25 AM PDT · by tutstar · 27 replies
    Mail Online ^ | Nov 4 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    But at least during his state visit to India this weekend he won't have to worry about dodging falling coconuts as well as how to forge ties with the resurgent Republicans. As well as stringent security measures, Indian authorities have decided to remove all coconuts from palm trees around Mani Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial house in Mumbai, which Mr Obama plans to visit on Saturday.
  • No fireworks for Obama in India

    11/04/2010 5:16:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Financial Times (London, GB) ^ | November 4, 2010 | Ramlah Merchant and Stefan Wagstyl
    Why’s he coming at Diwali? He wouldn’t host an official visit the White House on Christmas Day. So why’s he coming to India during our biggest festival? So say many residents of Mumbai, where US president Barack Obama arrives late on Friday for a three-day trip to India. The privileged few who will meet the great man might be excited by the prospect. But for many Mumbaikers, Obama will get in the way of what they like best - a good party. Fireworks, a highlight of any Diwali - after all, it is the festival of lights - will be...
  • 34 warships sent from US for Obama visit

    11/04/2010 5:18:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 233 replies · 1+ views
    NDTV ^ | November 4, 2010
    New Delhi: The White House will, of course, stay in Washington but the heart of the famous building will move to India when President Barack Obama lands in Mumbai on Saturday. Communications set-up, nuclear button, a fleet of limousines and majority of the White House staff will be in India accompanying the President on this three-day visit that will cover Mumbai and Delhi. He will also be protected by a fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, which will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay there beginning Saturday. The measure has been taken...
  • Coconuts removed from trees in preparation for Barack Obama's India trip

    11/04/2010 7:15:08 AM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 41 replies · 1+ views
    telegraph ^ | Published: 7:00AM GMT 04 Nov 2010
    (no, this is NOT an Onion article) Mr Obama will arrive in India on Saturday for the first leg of an Asian tour. But as well as the usual security measures that come with welcoming a a visiting dignitary, Indian authorities have decided to go one step further, by removing all natural threats to the president as well. All coconuts around the city's Gandhi museum, one of Mr Obama's stops in the city, are being taken down. Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his freedom struggle against the British, is among five places the US president is visiting in...
  • Breaking News: Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Mumbai Due to Suspicious Object in Cargo Hold

    11/04/2010 12:14:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 4, 2010
    All that's available right now is the headline: Breaking News: Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Mumbai Due to Suspicious Object in Cargo Hold, India News Outlets Reporting
  • Tunnel for Obama near Mani Bhavan

    11/04/2010 8:09:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 96 replies · 6+ views
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | November 4, 2010 | Pandurang Mhaske
    EXCERPT Since it is difficult to monitor such a congested area, they came up with a quick solution which left the Indians accompanying them amazed: A bomb-proof over-ground tunnel — to be installed by US military engineers in just an hour. The tunnel would be a kilometre long and measure 12ft by 12ft — enough to let Obama’s cavalcade pass through. The tunnel would be centrally air-conditioned, fitted with close-circuit television cameras, and will be heavily guarded at every point, including, of course, its entry and exit. Details about when exactly the tunnel would be made were not forthcoming. But...
  • 34 warships sent from US for Obama visit

    11/04/2010 7:23:33 AM PDT · by kingattax · 185 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | November 04, 2010
    The White House will, of course, stay in Washington but the heart of the famous building will move to India when President Barack Obama lands in Mumbai on Saturday. Communications set-up, nuclear button, a fleet of limousines and majority of the White House staff will be in India accompanying the President on this three-day visit that will cover Mumbai and Delhi. He will also be protected by a fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, which will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay there beginning Saturday. The measure has been taken as Mumbai...
  • Unidentified object [in cargo hold] forces emergency landing in Mumbai

    11/04/2010 11:56:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    thehindu.com ^ | November 4, 2010
    A Delta Airlines flight carrying 244 passengers from Amsterdam to Mumbai on Thursday night landed in emergency conditions at the airport in Mumbai due to an unidentified object in the plane’s cargo-hold.
  • Security Entourage Earning Epic Reputation Ahead of Obama India Visit

    11/04/2010 12:21:41 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 04, 2010 | | FoxNews
    A foreign force this size probably hasn't been in India since the era of British colonization.