U.S. Auto Makers Back with Begging Bowl; Screw Them

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American auto makers Ford, GM and Chrysler were back before Congress today with their begging bowl. In proposals presented to Congress today, the three Detroit Idiots are seeking a total of $34 billion to keep going, $9 billion more than what they pleaded for last month. Here’s the split: * GM wants $18 billion * Ford wants $9 billion * Chrysler wants $7 billion In return for the bailout, the three auto makers are holding out the

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1.1b People & Just 81m Internet Users in India - Pitiful

Why is Internet penetration in India so low? With 81 million Internet users, India accounts for a mere 6% of the 1.348 billion netizens in the world. There were only 13.5 million Internet subscribers in India in 2007 (1.15 per 100 inhabitants), according to the Internet Governance Forum. This means each Internet connection is shared by six users. India’s low Internet usage suggests that the net has still not become the pervasive tool it has in countries like the U.S. What’s holding up Internet penetration/usage in India? * Is pricing the major culprit? * Are Indian ISPs ripping off customers? * […]

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Struggling Bollywood clowns Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Gopal Varma have launched a new initiative in Mumbai to salvage their ho-hum careers and simultaneously boost India’s miserable track record on tourism – Terror Tourism. As part of the Terror Tourism launch, Riteish Deshmukh, a Bollywood non-actor par excellence, and Ram Gopal Varma, the maker of horror shows like Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag and Sarkar Raj, accompanied Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh when he visited the two Mumbai hotels at ground zero of the recent terrorist strike – Taj and Oberoi Trident. What business did the buffoons Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Gopal Varma have […]

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Yuvvraaj Crashes 40%; Salman Khan Finito?

Moviegoers Dump on Yuvvraaj – Box Office Disaster  Bollywood’s latest mega crapshow Yuvvraaj has crashed at the U.S. box office in its second weekend. For the weekend of November 28-30, Yuvvraaj grossed a mere $158,433. The Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor and Zayed Khan starrer Yuvvraaj came in at No-27 with an average gross of $2,058. Since Yuvvraaj had a lousy first weekend too at the U.S. box office, a 40% crash in the second weekend does not augur well. Here’s a look at how Yuvvraaj has fared compared to some prominent Bollywood films in the second weekend at the […]