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Friday, July 13, 2007

Great Moments in Globalization and Cultural Diversity

Over lunch in Hyderabad, India, with one of the people on my team, he tells me one of the senior Indian managers in our company asked him how it was to work for me. My guy told the senior manager that I was "simple and straight". In context "simple" was not a bad thing; he was saying he could trust me.

So the senior Indian manager says: "Gore kaibhi sidhae sadha. Nahi rahathe."

Rough translation: "Whites are never straight and simple. Never like that."

Don't you just love global cultural diversity?

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Iranians Attacked the U.S. Army in Iraq?

If this outrageous report is true, the U.S. damned well better quit screwing around and attack Iran. Like, I mean, seriously attack Iran. I am sick of this stuff. If Iran is perpetrating outright acts of war against the United States (as opposed to underhanded acts of war through pet terror groups) it is time to light some stuff up. We are sending men and women to fight and die.

We have a duty to destroy any military force that threatens them.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Traffic Markers In Hyderabad

The first time I saw Hyderabad traffic in action I figured the lane markers must just be advisory. The second time I realized they are purely ornamental.