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Old 02-15-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: California
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I know of an American/Indian marriage and the Indian family for ten years now does not want to know the American and the American is treated more like an invisible untouchable. I know India has a long history with terrorism which is sad and bloody. Also, remember that the American people have little say in what the politicians do with our tax dollars. If we did, more would spent on American education and health care instead of war.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I am indeed surprised. Perhaps there are some personal issues or other things going on behind the scenes...nothing to do with being American.


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I know of an American/Indian marriage and the Indian family for ten years now does not want to know the American and the American is treated more like an invisible untouchable.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:56 PM
 
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The illegal immigrants from India fly under the wire because they do not fly their flag as they protest in the streets spitting on this country making demands they are not entitled to like those from south of the border.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: California
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I am indeed surprised. Perhaps there are some personal issues or other things going on behind the scenes...nothing to do with being American.
That was my first thought also, except that since the very beginning of the relationship, now more than ten years on, they wouldn't even speak to the American. I guess I am confused by the public vs. private view of Americans in this situation. It almost seems like remnants of the caste system still exists as if Americans are the untouchables. With this in mind, the surge of illegals is unsettling as I don't know which image is correct. Living in the Bay, area I come in contact with many Indians and some of them are great but then others seem to have a superior attitude which is off putting.
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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If you search deeply, you will find some remnants of the Caste system in India - largely restricted to remote villages and other rural areas. Even so, this caste system is "between Indians". Outsiders - Americans and people from other countries - are simply not in the scheme of things and hence not judged to be upper or lower caste or such. Typically upper caste people are rich and lower caste people are poor - though that is changing fast. During my 40 years in India, frankly I read about the caste system in newspapers but never saw it manifest in person.

Actually in America, we have a quasi caste system - people are judged on the basis of how much money they have, at least where I live

Most Indians have a deep rooted inferiority complex. They are in awe of the white American.

A holier-than-thou attitude is indeed a big put off...what specific encounters made you feel that Indians have a superior attitude?



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That was my first thought also, except that since the very beginning of the relationship, now more than ten years on, they wouldn't even speak to the American. I guess I am confused by the public vs. private view of Americans in this situation. It almost seems like remnants of the caste system still exists as if Americans are the untouchables. With this in mind, the surge of illegals is unsettling as I don't know which image is correct. Living in the Bay, area I come in contact with many Indians and some of them are great but then others seem to have a superior attitude which is off putting.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Way,Way Up On The Old East Coast
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Default and the ole BS is gettin a might deeper all the time !!!

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Just the same old BS from your side it conveniently FAILS to comprehend the difference between LEGAL and ILLEGAL.

Reading comprehension is a MUST before replying ignorantly.

BTW it WILL get dealt with soon, as there are a lot of States that are broke and the Gravy Train is coming to an end.

Desperation, false attacks, spin, protests and playing the Race Card are being employed much more frequently as the Pro Illegal supporters know that the Anti Illegal Immigration side is gaining traction.
antarez ... !!! On The Money !

Precisely right on all counts ! It has gone well beyond the time for America's Patriotic Citizens to end the "Illegal Alien Madness" which is destroying whats left of this beloved nation !

It is not an impossible task ... together the combined and most resolute efforts of deeply concerned Americans along with their equally involved politicians may accomplish this urgent matter !

May we realise this great success in the very near future !

Cheerio / Old Sgt. Lamar
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Way,Way Up On The Old East Coast
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Default How dare Those Ole "You People" !!!

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Do you mean same old mantra of "enforce our laws"?

Who are "you people" exactly? Those who expect immigration laws to be enforced? Those who honestly recognize and acknowledge the difference between legal and illegal immigration?

Yes, I thought as much.
lifelongMOgal !!! ... Precisely Right !

Indeed ... "You People" are in final analysis the only remaining citizens who care a great deal about the welfare of their nation and its posterity.

You know ... the national pride and honor crowd who have that natural affection for this beloved country and its great history !

and then of course there are the other folks who absolutely do not give a rats arse about what happens to the nation regarding the acutely destructive "Nightmare Illegal Alien" situation that sadly does exists in America ! How utterly idiotic !

Thanks / Old Sgt. Lamar
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:03 PM
 
Location: California
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If you search deeply, you will find some remnants of the Caste system in India - largely restricted to remote villages and other rural areas. Even so, this caste system is "between Indians". Outsiders - Americans and people from other countries - are simply not in the scheme of things and hence not judged to be upper or lower caste or such. Typically upper caste people are rich and lower caste people are poor - though that is changing fast. During my 40 years in India, frankly I read about the caste system in newspapers but never saw it manifest in person.

Actually in America, we have a quasi caste system - people are judged on the basis of how much money they have, at least where I live

Most Indians have a deep rooted inferiority complex. They are in awe of the white American.

A holier-than-thou attitude is indeed a big put off...what specific encounters made you feel that Indians have a superior attitude?
Many Americans have worked long and hard to build this country and our colleges while giving huge amounts of aid to other countries. Indians are coming here and taking our college seats on our tax dollars, then they take our jobs, while claiming Americans are too lazy to go to school and act like we need an Indian to lead us out of the dark (We only walked on the moon). I have heard many times that Amercians are lazy and don't want to go to school, but, how would they know as our college seats aren't available to us? I have seen high school student evaluations written by a non-American teacher who couldn't even construct a sentence. Health care is also a huge problem but I don't want to spend the rest of the month on that one - I just avoid going to the doctor as I speak English.

BTW, the Indian in the Indian/American relationship I mentioned claims his family has "nothing in common" with the American even though they never met her - bad karma!

This seems to be in contrast with the prior post claiming Indians like Americans. Very confusing.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:59 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Their claims don't pass the sniff test with me or with friends of mine from India.

Round 'em up and toss them back to India.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: World
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Indian immigrants contribute a lot to the USA. one hundred thousand students come to USA for higher studies every year and they contribute nearly 2 billion dollars in USA economy every year.In many graduate schools, Indian students are sometimes 70-80% of the class strength in engineering courses . American universities are earning lot of money from indians. Indian immigrants have invested lot of money in motels and gas stations across the USA. Dont think that indians come here to beg. india is full of american businessman too. Walmart, mcdonalds, subway, pizza hut, hotel chains, boeing , arms dealers are getting billions of dollars of remittances from india too.
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