Re: [Goanet] FIFA : Viva Portugal

2006-07-04 Thread Mervyn Lobo
On Mon Jul 3 07:09:57 PDT 2006 Frederick FN Noronha wrote: Even if this is only day-dreaming, it would have been great if under-dogs Angola had to win, by some miracle. Fred, The best game in the tournament, by far, was the USA/Ghana match. African teams have improved tremendously in

Re: [Goanet] Goa Su-Raj and migrant voting rights/response to Mervyn3.0

2006-07-07 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Floriano Lobo [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just one query, though. When you exposed your BELIEFs as above, why did it make you laugh? :-). floriano, It made me laugh because Goa is allowed free elections. The person deemed the best candidate by the electorate in S. Goa is a know extortionist. If

Re: [Goanet] Goa Suraj and migrant voting rights.

2006-07-07 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Elisabeth Carvalho [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 4. Whether we like to admit it or not, migration of people which is predominantly poor brings with it a criminal element. Do we have resources to deal with this or are we depending on those dogs again? :) Elisabeth, People who migrate do so because

Re: [Goanet] Go-Suraj and migrant voting rights/response to Fred

2006-07-10 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Elisabeth Carvalho [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Come election time, parties from across the board go around slums and barter votes for water and electricity connections, etc. This is no different from buying votes by promising sundry favours to special interest groups, persons or communities.

Re: [Goanet] Goanet as learning instrument

2006-07-16 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] Over 10, 00, 000 sq mtrs land purchased by foreigners in Goa

2006-07-17 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] TANZANIAN GOANS

2006-07-20 Thread Mervyn Lobo
cornel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Rene, In East Africa, the name St Francis Xavier Society was invariably the name for the Goan Tailors' Society. Their members were excluded from membership of the Goan Institutes, Gymkhana etc. Is this the one you refer to? Just curious if the old nonsense

Re: [Goanet] Apparently we have spokespersons on Goanet

2006-07-20 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Joe Vaz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just so you know, there is tons of evidence of the blatant abuse by the first individual you mention above. Only one has to visit the Goanet archives, to get a gist of how disrespectful this individual has historically been toward people’s religion and

Re: [Goanet] LANDED PROPERTIES ACQUIRED BY FOREIGNERS IN GOA.

2006-07-22 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Frederick \FN\ Noronha [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Finally, I am not a fan of limitless migration as some have sought to suggest. What I've been pointing to is that the current round of Goan chauvinism that has become the dominant ideology for many, is filled with contradictions and

Re: [Goanet] Clarification on the St. Xavier's Society in Tanzania

2006-07-22 Thread Mervyn Lobo
cornel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: In the short while when young Goan men and women were unconstrained in London by the beady eyes of their parents, often carrying their old caste baggage with them, I am aware that romances across old divides blossomed. Cornel, I amazes me that just a

[Goanet] Love/arranged marriages

2006-07-23 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Frederick \FN\ Noronha [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Many of us may have decided on our own marriage partners, but I for one would certainly not look down on 'proposal' marriages. In one case, you fall in love first and then get married, while you do it the other way around in the other case!

Re: [Goanet] My challenge

2006-07-24 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Frederick \FN\ Noronha [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Unfortunately, a small group on this list has been spreading the canard that censorship equals blocking posts which are insulting, repetitively off-topic or defamatory. It would be really useful to hear from even more Goanetters on this

Re: [Goanet] Dr helekars challenge....

2006-07-24 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Peter D'Souza [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: When one wants to censor someone and still hold to the high principle of opposing censorship, all one needs to do is threaten a lawsuit against perpetrators of hate-filled writings and those who engage in name calling. It's an old little trick commonly

Re: [Goanet] George Menezes

2006-07-24 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Leonard Saldanha [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: George Menezes' contributions are always precise,and articulates in his = own inimitable way social shortcomings. Always an interesting read. Keep them coming. L J Saldanha, I agree with you. The man has a style of his own, has a great command of

Re: [Goanet] Issue 110 .. Why is India not ruthless like Israel ..

2006-07-25 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Jaswant Krishnayya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The short answer to the question above is that India is not all the time conscious that it is a country born of a theft, and that it has for fifty years done nothing except attempt to exterminate the natives of Palestine - Christian and Moslem

Re: [Goanet] Viva Goa

2006-07-26 Thread Mervyn Lobo
[EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: GoaNetters visiting Viva Goa can use the BMX booth as a meeting point (other than the bar ;-). We will be setting up a message board for use by BMX members attending the event and this courtesy will be extended to visiting GoaNetters too. Kevin

Re: [Goanet] Goans in Goa

2006-07-29 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Happy Birthday: St Britto's, which is 60 years old. Celebrations at St Jerome's Church Mapusa 11 am on July 30, 2006. Football match Loyola's vs. Britto's 11 am on July 31, 2006 at the school grounds.

Re: [Goanet] News of Viva Goa 2006?

2006-07-30 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Frederick \FN\ Noronha [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Coming back to Viva Goa, a little bird tells me that among our notorious Goanetters (we should also start a new category called Goanetostics -- cyberagnostics who aren't sure whether they like Goanet or not, but love posting here all the

Re: [Goanet] Viva Goa 2006 - Toronto

2006-07-31 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] SEZ, walmarts and mandos---response to elisabeth

2006-07-31 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] Uncomfortable truths about modern competitive societies

2006-08-02 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] Can a Christian be a Communist?

2006-08-05 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] Uncomfortable truths about modern competitive societies

2006-08-05 Thread Mervyn Lobo
. A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IS YOUR MOST PRICELESS POSSESSION. 2. YOUR ATTITUDE DETERMINES YOUR ALTITUDE. Mervyn Lobo responds: Don't you think that all the slogans in the world are useless if one still goes around calling oneself a barbarian and using the name of Jesus Christ to cuss

Re: [Goanet] Christian Goanet. Religion-bashing Bigotry

2006-08-05 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] Exposure of misconceptions .. re Godfearing evil

2006-08-06 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] Christian Goanet. Religion-bashing Bigotry

2006-08-09 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Joe Vaz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My contract allows me to work in at least 14 more countries. Good for you, Joe. I am especially glad that Saudi was your top choice from the 14 countries. What does your contract allow you to do? The short answer is that I do not have a contract. It seems

Re: [Goanet] Exposure of ....... re Godfearing evil/response to Mario

2006-08-10 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Mario Goveia [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The Catholic Church's position on homosexuality does not apply to me because I am not homosexual. Mario, I am glad that you found the answers you needed on the Catholic stance on homosexuality. However, it makes me wonder why you had to go look for it in

Re: [Goanet] death of distinguished Toronto musician

2006-08-10 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Tony Barros [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Remy was a very versatile clarinet player, but was equally talented in playing the trumpet, tenor saxophone and trombone. He was well known for imitating the Afro-American trumpeter and singer - Louis Armstrong-aka Satchmo. Tony, You are turning out to

Re: [Goanet] WE ARE FREE TO CHOOSE OUR BANKERS

2006-08-11 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Frederick \FN\ Noronha [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Also, I have incessent problems in ensuring payment remittances when writing for the market outside India. Is there an easy way of remitting smaller sums, electronically? FN, Try PAYPAL. Mervyn3.0

Re: [Goanet] Exposure of ....... re Godfearing evil/response to Mario

2006-08-12 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Mario Goveia [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The Catholic Church's position on homosexuality does not apply to me because I am not homosexual. --- Elisabeth Carvalho wrote: Dear Mario, Does the Catholic Church's position on abortion also not apply to you because you are not a woman? Mario

Re: [Goanet] Final Solution - my allmost final coments

2006-08-13 Thread Mervyn Lobo
sunith velho or joegoauk or nasci caldeira. vivek, There is a difference. If you have your own opinion, attach your name to it. Else you fall into the category of those who use such names as, Mickey Mouse, Barbarian, or George Bush. Mervyn Lobo We can easily forgive a child who is afraid

Re: [Goanet] My reasons for a nom de plume

2006-08-14 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Elisabeth Carvalho [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am merely expressing an opinion, which would be just as anonymous and irrelevant were it to be expressed in my own name of insignificance. If my nom de plume is a problem with posters, please let it be known privately to Frederick and I will

Re: [Goanet] Perspective on Indian and Pakistani Muslims in UK

2006-08-15 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Elisabeth Carvalho [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: However, I don't want to give this theory too much credence either (even though it is my own theory :)), because strange as it may seem, home-grown terrorism has escaped America (thus far) and America is the ultimate chauvinist when it comes to

Re: [Goanet] The Goan child and childhood

2006-08-18 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Carvalho [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We get one person who will check up on your child post-natal and the pediatrician is a stone's throw away. My complaint is, that too much parenting is abdicated to the pediatrician in the West. Selma, According to my wife, our child has not yet seen a

Re: [Goanet] The Goan child and childhood

2006-08-20 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Frederick \FN\ Noronha [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dr Lilly talks to young mothers as if she was their mother-in-law. In a very firm but friendly manner. You're mad or what? she would sometimes ask an overly-worried mother, in a simultaneously familar and friendly manner, immediately putting

Re: [Goanet] Looks like someone was one step ahead of me!!

2006-08-28 Thread Mervyn Lobo
- Cecil Pinto [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://www.plutoed.com/ Cecil, I believe you got plutoed because you are not a Scorpio. The stars where just not in the right alignment. Anyways, Pluto was always the great re-newer. Look forward to it being marketed as a new and improved dwarf

Re: [Goanet] ..about the (former) planet 'Pluto' the new word ''Plutoed''

2006-08-30 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] Goanet

2006-08-31 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] Effects of Public Executions on Homicide Rates

2006-09-01 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] Hitler as a Catholic

2006-09-02 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] Goanet

2006-09-03 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] The New Goanet - where unprovoked Christian bashing will not stand

2006-09-04 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] Re; Some observations on fake quotes

2006-09-05 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] The New Goanet - an analysis and a suggestion

2006-09-07 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* G * O * A * N * E * T C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * Enjoy your holiday in Goa. Stay at THE GARCA BRANCA from November to May

Re: [Goanet] Wanted ... sharable quotes related to Goa

2006-09-07 Thread Mervyn Lobo
that were destroyed during the inquisition. The tourist dept ought to like that one :-) I would like to take credit for the above but on second thoughts, there is a more deserving candidate. A quote that I lay claim to is the following: Of rice and love, choose the first. Mervyn Lobo

Re: [Goanet] Disadvantages of NOT using facts and rational logic

2008-07-18 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Mario Goveia wrote: Proust was right - which is why I wonder why you avoid reality with such a passion.  Surely you don't know more about what the Viet Cong were experiencing than their own commander, Gen. Giap? Mario, Congratulations, even though belated, on the US military victory in

[Goanet] Welcome to Toronto, Goanetters

2008-07-22 Thread Mervyn Lobo
--- http://www.GOANET.org --- Tri Continental Film Festival 2008 July 25 -

Re: [Goanet] Goanetters in Canada beware

2008-07-23 Thread Mervyn Lobo
--- http://www.GOANET.org --- Tri Continental Film Festival 2008 July 25 -

Re: [Goanet] Disadvantages of NOT using facts and rational logic

2008-07-23 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 2008 Toronto International Goan Convention Theme: Goan Identity And Networking Today. http://2008goanconvention.com/index.php Mario Miranda Festival, July 24-26, 2008 Old GMC Building

[Goanet] More pictures from the Goanetters Convention, Toronto

2008-07-24 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 2008 Toronto International Goan Convention Theme: Goan Identity And Networking Today. http://2008goanconvention.com/index.php Mario Miranda Festival, July 24-26, 2008 Old GMC Building

Re: [Goanet] Disadvantages of NOT using facts and rational logic

2008-07-26 Thread Mervyn Lobo
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 2008 Toronto International Goan Convention Theme: Goan Identity And Networking Today. http://2008goanconvention.com/index.php Mario Miranda Festival, July 24-26, 2008 Old GMC Building

Re: [Goanet] Selling Our Ancestral Home

2008-07-28 Thread Mervyn Lobo
--- http://www.GOANET.org --- Tri Continental Film Festival 2008 July 25 -

Re: [Goanet] Toronto convention

2008-07-28 Thread Mervyn Lobo
--- http://www.GOANET.org --- Tri Continental Film Festival 2008 July 25 -

Re: [Goanet] Disadvantages of NOT using facts and rational logic

2008-07-29 Thread Mervyn Lobo
--- http://www.GOANET.org --- Tri Continental Film Festival 2008 July 25 -

Re: [Goanet] REVISED OATH FOR DOCTORS by Dr. Leo Rebello of India

2008-07-29 Thread Mervyn Lobo
--- http://www.GOANET.org --- Tri Continental Film Festival 2008 July 25 -

Re: [Goanet] Selling Our Ancestral Home

2008-07-29 Thread Mervyn Lobo
--- http://www.GOANET.org --- Tri Continental Film Festival 2008 July 25 -

Re: [Goanet] Toronto Goan convention

2008-07-30 Thread Mervyn Lobo
--- http://www.GOANET.org --- Tri Continental Film Festival 2008 July 25 -

Re: [Goanet] Disadvantages of NOT using facts and rational logic

2008-07-30 Thread Mervyn Lobo
--- http://www.GOANET.org --- Tri Continental Film Festival 2008 July 25 -

Re: [Goanet] NRI Commish Cooling His Heels in Toronto

2008-07-31 Thread Mervyn Lobo
J. Colaco wrote  As Mr. Faleiro is not a diplomat, I wonder how he could be in possession of a diplomatic passport or even have received a diplomatic slight.  If he was and he had any official business in Brazil, he or the Govt of India would have to advise the MFA Brasil of his visit. If he

Re: [Goanet] NRI Commish Cooling His Heels in Toronto

2008-07-31 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Francis Rodrigues wrote: Hon. Faleiro was on official Government business, and had all his papers in order. Perhaps the airline's lapse was officiousness or lack of communication.       Folks, This one reminds me of an incident a dozen or so years ago. Sixteen of us were travelling in two

Re: [Goanet] Selling Our Ancestral Home

2008-07-31 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Mario Goveia wrote: BTW, unless I'm missing something, aren't there many real poor people in Goa, who never had a home to sell in the first place that are much more in need of help and education?     Mario, You and me have been yapping for too long on the net. If you are a man of action and

Re: [Goanet] On conflicts over Conflict of Interest

2008-08-01 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Folks, Those in who attended the convention in Toronto heard Dean D'Cruz explain: 1) He had come to the conference on his own expense 2) He prepared his side show clearly showing what the original SEZ plans were and what they would have been after the land grab. 3) That he was aware that maybe

Re: [Goanet] Selling Our Ancestral Home

2008-08-01 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Mario Goveia wrote: BTW, unless I'm missing something, aren't there many real poor people in Goa, who never had a home to sell in the first place that are much more in need of help and education? I have also been actually doing what you are suggesting for quite some time now.  I believe

Re: [Goanet] Selling Our Ancestral Home

2008-08-01 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Mario Goveia wrote: Mervyn wrote: Lastly, I would like to know what projects you support in Goa.  Do they need more funding? Mario responds: Thanks, but no thanks, Mervyn.  The people I tend to work with do so without publicizing what they do and who they do it with.        Mario, The

Re: [Goanet] On conflicts over Conflict of Interest

2008-08-02 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Rajan P. Parrikar wrote: In this thread, nobody has called into question Dean's integrity, or his desire to do good by Goa, or his service for the good of Goa.  I have myself met him briefly on a couple of occasions and he came across as a genteel person (in very stark contrast to the

Re: [Goanet] the Goan Convention in Toronto

2008-08-02 Thread Mervyn Lobo
of Toronto. Having personally met Lisette Kevin Saldanha, Ben Antao, Bosco De Mello, Francis Rodrigues, Roland Francis, Mervyn Lobo, and Silviano Barbosa, and interacted several moons ago with John J. De Souza, I knew that the convention was in good hands

Re: [Goanet] Avocado...

2008-08-06 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Frederick [FN] Noronha wrote: Avocado seeds (if you're lucky, seedlings too) available on first-come-first-serve basis. Free of cost, subject to availability. Contact me. The plant is known to grow and fruit in Goa (thought sometimes you might need two in cose proximity for the plant to bear

Re: [Goanet] Goans selling houses

2008-08-07 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Mario Goveia wrote: My advice to all is that if you think the price is right for you go ahead and sell, because the cash to in hand means that you can buy something else, day by day the power of buy with a rupee is decreasing.       Folks, Inflation in India is running at an annual rate of 

Re: [Goanet] The Momentous Goan Convention

2008-08-08 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Cecil Pinto wrote: Will someone explain to me why International Goan Conventions have to be held anywhere other than in Goa? I mean which place is more convenient, central and appropriate? If the Toronto (or London or Sydney or whatever) Goans want to organise a Convention that's all very

Re: [Goanet] Where have the Toronto Goans gone?

2008-08-09 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Gilbert Lawrence wrote: Perhaps one way to get more people to attend is to have coinciding reunions of schools, colleges and professional get-together.    GL, The G.O.A. holds a festival called VIVA GOA every year, here in Toronto. About 7,000 people attend the festival. When we were

Re: [Goanet] 28 Years After: An Olympic Gold

2008-08-12 Thread Mervyn Lobo
[Goanet] 28 Years After: An Olympic Gold - the Moira Connection Dears Abhinav Bindra has won a gold medal at the Olympics. This is the first medal that India has got after 28 years. That means the last Gold medal India won was in the 1980 Moscow Olympics where we won a Gold in the women's

Re: [Goanet] Where have the Toronto Goans gone?

2008-08-13 Thread Mervyn Lobo
admired because of the work he has done with the community here, came up and thanked us for organizing the convention. I guess people who were looking for 'good,' found that at the convention. Those who were looking for 'bad,' found what they were looking for too   Mervyn Lobo

Re: [Goanet] Inflation soars to 13 year high

2008-08-14 Thread Mervyn Lobo
 Dr. U. G. Barad wrote: Inflation soars to 13 year high of 12.44% showing no sign of reversing its rising graph for the week ended August 2, on the back of rising food and fuel prices. Dr. U. G. Barad, Today the US reported the highest inflation numbers in 17 years. If you cant store your

Re: [Goanet] The Radioactive Bananas

2008-08-15 Thread Mervyn Lobo
augusto pinto wrote: I asked,And do those bananas similarly affect the people who eat them No, Gusto, on the contrary those who consume Moira bananas, get a similar reaction to those who have drugs like viagra, levitra and so on; only it is more natural and healthy.' I said, My God!!

Re: [Goanet] Inflation soars to 13/17 year high

2008-08-16 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Mario Goveia wrote: Because you are an investment professional, once again, I must caution you that your remarks in a public forum like Goanet may mislead others who are not as astute or knowledgeable about investing, nor are watching commodity prices and other financial information all day

Re: [Goanet] How Not To Organize a Goan Convention

2008-08-17 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Bosco D'Mello wrote: You have expressed your unhappiness a number of times (here on Goanet) re the fact that 8 people were able to organize the 2008 International Goan Convention. These 8 people delivered what WE agreed to do notwithstanding the perpetual naysayers that are always found in

Re: [Goanet] The Radioactive Bananas

2008-08-18 Thread Mervyn Lobo
augusto pinto wrote: Dear Mervyn Could you please let me know the address and telephone number of 'Tony Barretto'?     SWEET! I am happy to know that the classical Moidekar in thriving in Goa today. Here is Tony Baretto's address and phone number.    2b Figada Vaddo Near Mario's place.

Re: [Goanet] Inflation soars to TWENTY SEVEN year high

2008-08-20 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Folks, For those of you who are interested in what is happening to the US Dollar, here is a summary: 1) The current US govt has been printing extra-ordinary amounts of money. 2) It is spending this money outside the US. 3) It is using tax payers money to keep US financial institutions solvent.

Re: [Goanet] Toronto Convention - lessons to be learnt

2008-08-20 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Roland Francis wrote: In order to start a post-Convention follow up debate, would the Convention organizers please put the discussion and conclusions of the Goan culture and identity workshop on this forum as a starting point.       Roland, 1) Are you aware that the 2008 Toronto Convention has

Re: [Goanet] a few more thoughts on the convention

2008-08-22 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Eugene Correia wrote: As for Cecil saying that my pieces were in bad taste, all I can say is that he fails to understand that they were critical insights. Well, he is a humour writer and I am not. He amuses while I provoke.  Eugene, I have always found your writing amusing. Mervyn3.0

Re: [Goanet] Inflation soars to TWENTY SEVEN year high

2008-08-23 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Mario Goveia wrote: BTW, the facts and my private email inform me that I make more sense overall and disemminate more correct and logical information under the influence than you do sober:-))       Oh Mario! The last person who tried to tell me that he was capable of the above also added,

Re: [Goanet] Sameer Salgaocar has thrown me out of CHESS

2008-08-23 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Sandeep Heble wrote: There are times when people get carried away by propaganda that is based, not on facts and logic, but on misrepresentations and emotion. This is one of those times. A lot of falsehoods, masquerading as facts, have appeared here in this forum for some time now, but in the

Re: [Goanet] Back after 7 days and 7 nights..

2008-08-25 Thread Mervyn Lobo
JoeGoaUk wrte: Yes, back on GN after 7 days of self imposed exile in protest against  GN for not going by it’s ground rules...     JoeGoaUk, Nothing has changed. Its no use gong on a hunger strike if it is not going to make a change.   Mervyn3.0

[Goanet] The History Of The Goan Overseas Association (Toronto)

2008-08-25 Thread Mervyn Lobo
The History Of The Goan Overseas Association By John Nazareth* (Published March 1995) Goans have traditionally been a highly socialized community, forming socio-cultural clubs wherever we go. Our roots are social, emanating from our traditional village system of government (or communidades) in Goa

Re: [Goanet] Goanet Reader -- Diverse roots, varied challenges -- the Goan diaspora in the UK (Dr Eddie D'Sa, in Goa Aparanta...)

2008-08-26 Thread Mervyn Lobo
DIVERSE ROOTS, VARIED CHALLENGES: THE GOAN DIASPORA IN THE U.K. As a result, the Association possesses substantial funds but no new physical premises -- nor a new vision.  A slimmed down version of the old social programme continues -- the main event being the annual day-long get-together

Re: [Goanet] Inflation soars to TWENTY SEVEN year high

2008-08-26 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Mario Goveia wrote: Is this why you continue to DENY that your explanations of gold prices and how you picked the lowest price of gold, make no sense?:-))  I suggest you cross that very high hurdle you have made for yourself:-))  Or, if you prefer, stop digging:-))       Mario, I had to stop

Re: [Goanet] 'TOTT' for The DAY August 6, 2008

2008-08-31 Thread Mervyn Lobo
J. Colaco wrote:  Be less curious and gossipy about another person and his hard working wife and more curious about his or her ideas. Then, compare those ideas to your own Even if you are clueless And your ideas, just Pretend Ideas. If one really wishes to be gossipy Let's gossip about the

Re: [Goanet] NRI cell a costly affair

2008-09-06 Thread Mervyn Lobo
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Goa/States_NRI_cell_a_costly_affair_/articleshow/3438744.cms While the foreign travel expenses of the employees of the NRI cell were Rs 5.53 lakh, Rs 4.89 lakh  was utilised towards domestic travels. The cell also spent Rs 6.64 lakh for advertising

Re: [Goanet] All aboard for a royal ride

2008-09-07 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Philip, Goa will never get a proper airport if the decision is left to local politicians. The centre knows that if India is to develop, it requires massive expenditure on infrastructure. India desperately needs to build roads, airports and ports. Thankfully, the centre is not opposed to BOT

Re: [Goanet] All aboard for a royal ride

2008-09-08 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Hi Philip, 1) Let the contractors (and not the people of Goa) bear the burden of making the new airport profitable. 2) Two civilian airports is the dumbest of all ideas. 3) It's time the Indian Govt took a clue from Cuba who turned eight air force fields into international airports. Each one

Re: [Goanet] All aboard for a royal ride

2008-09-09 Thread Mervyn Lobo
1) Let the contractors (and not the people of Goa) bear the burden of making the new airport profitable. 2) Two civilian airports is the dumbest of all ideas. 3) It's time the Indian Govt took a clue from Cuba who turned eight air force fields into international airports. Philip Thomas

Re: [Goanet] International Coastal Clean-up Drive To Begin Sep 20

2008-09-16 Thread Mervyn Lobo
International Coastal Clean-up Drive To Begin Sep 20 Panaji, Sep 16: International Coastal Clean-up day is being organized and coordinated on 20 September 2008. Indian Coast Guard Headquaters Goa area will be the main coordinator for the event at Goa. Folks, There is a Part A for this

Re: [Goanet] Nostalgia #3

2008-09-16 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Francis Rodrigues wrote: Thanks to all who continue to write in and welcome input from you all, incl. Mervyn, Alfred, etc. on Goanet. No problem, Francis. Here is a picture of one of the first cars to arrive in Goa. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[EMAIL

Re: [Goanet] What To Do In Falling Markets - Off Topic

2008-09-17 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Roland Francis wrote:  Never borrow to invest except for the long term (10 years or more) and except in a strategy that has no margin call. I feel extremely sorry for quite a few of the people I know who are being contacted by their investment firm for margin calls on top of their current

Re: [Goanet] What To Do In Falling Markets - Off Topic

2008-09-19 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Rishikesh wrote: Kindly let readers know your qualifications and credentials - if  you are professionally qualified. Really sorry about, I should have posted a disclaimer. I am not having  any professional credentials re stock markets but I am a investor for  about 3 years now.

Re: [Goanet] What To Do In Falling Markets - Off Topic

2008-09-20 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Mario Goveia wrote:  However, while we are waiting for that to happen, the Dow is up 40 points  in the last month, up 18% the past 5 years and up 44% the past 10 years. Folks, There is a saying in Africa, You usually get the leaders you deserve. The Dow index has increased 44% in the last ten

Re: [Goanet] Why we hate

2008-09-21 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Sandeep Heble wrote: The comments against Dr Santosh Helekar are extremely unfair and disappointing. I can understand their pain and anguish but Selma and Marshall must stop behaving in such a childish and whimsical manner. Just because they are wailing and lamenting more, they should not

Re: [Goanet] What To Do In Falling Markets - Off Topic

2008-09-21 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Bosco D'Mello wrote: Response: Before we send Bush (43) to the 'gallows' perhaps you can enlighten  us about the specific policies you are referring to above that led to the consequences you list.   Bosco, To put this in the simplest terms, Bush reduced taxes and borrowed money for a spending

Re: [Goanet] What To Do In Falling Markets - Off Topic

2008-09-23 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Mario Goveia wrote:  a) The US President does not have any greater power than the US Congress and the US Supreme Court. I agree. George Bush (43) has been the weakest US president ever. I guess that is why opinion polls in the US rate him the least popular president ever. e) Regarding

Re: [Goanet] What To Do In Falling Markets - Off Topic

2008-09-23 Thread Mervyn Lobo
Mario Goveia wrote? Your claim that Bush 43 is the least popular US President ever is also false.  Democrat Jimmy Carter in 1980 was the least popular and Republican Richard Nixon in 1974 was second. Thank you, Mario. Lets see, Nixon decided that the US dollar did not need to be backed by

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