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(Reuters) - Tata Consultancy Services Ltd has been sued by a white American information technology worker who accused India's largest software services exporter of overwhelming favoritism toward workers of South Asian descent in the United States.

In a complaint filed on Tuesday in San Francisco federal court, Steven Heldt said 95 percent of Tata's 14,000-person U.S. workforce descend from South Asia, primarily India, and that the company violated federal civil rights law by intentionally favoring them in hiring, promotion and termination decisions.

Ben Trounson, a Tata spokesman, in an email said the Mumbai-based company "is confident that Mr. Heldt's allegations are baseless, and plans to vigorously defend itself."

Tata's market value is just over 5 trillion rupees (US$80 billion), Reuters data show. It separately reported fiscal fourth-quarter results on Thursday.

Heldt said he experienced "substantial anti-American sentiment" in his 20 months at Tata, including from a human resources manager who allegedly called Americans "selfish and demanding" and said "I don't like dealing with Americans."

Despite claiming to have been in the industry since 1996, Heldt said Tata saddled him with "menial" or no substantive work as it shuffled him between several jobs, ending with the Californian's firing in March 2014.

Heldt is seeking class-action status for Tata workers and job applicants in the United States since April 2011 who are not of South Asian race or from India, Bangladesh and Nepal. He seeks a halt to discrimination, and unspecified damages.

"The experience of Mr. Heldt is representative of what is happening across the country at Tata," his lawyer Daniel Kotchen said in a phone interview. "We believe it reflects a broad preference toward a specific race and national origin, and that any such preference violates U.S. anti-discrimination laws."

Trounson, the Tata spokesman, said the company bases employment decisions on "legitimate non-discriminatory business reasons," without regard to race or national origin.

The case is Heldt v Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 15-01696.


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United States H1B Eat Shit
April 20. 2015 22:43
H1B Eat Shit

lawsuits, Senate investigations, failed projects, ruined professions and lives, training your scab moron replacement...I think that we can all agree, that the India, Inc/Stink experiment of hiring inept job robbing hindu turds, is definitely not working out as originally planned


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United States Carl
April 21. 2015 02:01
Carl

Awesome! I hope this insurgent wins and defeats evil Tata.


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United States James
April 21. 2015 16:45
James

""legitimate non-discriminatory business reasons,"

Yeah, like they need jobs created by Americans are else they will all be unemployed back home. Reasons like that.

We ALL know Indian RICO companies only hire 95% Indians. They are the most racist people on earth.

THIS is the prime reason Americans are unemployed in such huge numbers - TAKEOVER by a loser country which cannot employ itself.

DEMAND CONGRESS SHUT DOWN AND CLOSE ALL INDIAN RICO BODYSHOP RACKETS NOW.


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United States Rat Pack
April 21. 2015 21:43
Rat Pack

Hopefully these slumdogs get taught a lesson.  They need to be brought down a peg or three.


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United States StopH1b
April 22. 2015 23:21
StopH1b

Agree and if you are a white man interviewing with an Indian slumdog manager then you can forget about getting the job. Nowadays whenever an American company has a bunch of curry scented wage pirates in charge then I will never consider the job even when offered. Americans need to wake up and take back their country from the slumdog grifters from India!


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United Kingdom ass
April 23. 2015 07:14
ass

Good


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United States Boss
April 24. 2015 00:04
Boss

Nothing is going to be changed, as far as our government works for corporations. Americans will be continued to be unemployed and the numbers will go up as soon as USCIS starts accepting H4 Work Permit applications from May-26th. Another rule , "Work-Permit for ALL I-140 approved H1Bs" is in "Rule Making" stage and will be passed by USCIS and Congress shortly. So we are done with IT sector anyways....


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United States ezygoer
April 24. 2015 11:58
ezygoer

Good luck winning against TATA or any India Inc. they're now legit like any other global corp. and corporate setup - this guy likely will get nowhere. Wonder if any American has won a case against India Inc. although have seen a few cases being brought in the US. IT is the worst case of labor arbitrage being practiced here in the US for a couple of decades now and don't see it going away.


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United States Benjamin
April 25. 2015 11:55
Benjamin

Tata, not only favors Indian in its hiring, but also commits large amount of fraudulent H1B work visa petitions. They abused the H1B system only to bring in more Indian guys (mostly in the IT field) to America. This is a well-known public secret in the IT field: in most IT/technology companies, more than 50% of the workers are Indian Indian. They are prevalent and everywhere, this is unfair to people of other races in the U.S.! Legal action is highly needed to investigate India-based companies like Tata!


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United States Boss
April 25. 2015 19:55
Boss

An organization called "Save Jobs USA" has filed a law suit against H4-EAD rule, which was about to be starting from May-26th. Please support these guys..

resultsocean.com/.../Complaint.pdf


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United States mishmash
April 26. 2015 00:48
mishmash

Now even indian doctors are coming to US,heavens help US.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/.../47042068.cms


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United States StopH1b
April 27. 2015 04:22
StopH1b

When the US collapses and a civil war begins then all you towel ragheads and slumdog Pirates will be the first to be sent home to that shithole called India in body bags so b careful what you parasites wish for.


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United States fortune 100 minority
April 30. 2015 05:37
fortune 100 minority

Interesting lawsuits going on here...  I think this will gather steam especially now since Scott Walker has changed his tune.  Whether you agree with him or not (I don't trust any politician who says this crap since they could just be lying in order to get elected) it does bring the notion of imported labor into question at the national level.

The TCS lawsuit, if won, will spark many more.  It's quite obvious that TCS, Infosys, Cognizant and most of the Indian sweatshops are discriminating here.  But a huge number of large US corporations are doing the same within their IT departments.  It's just not as obvious since only certain segments of those companies are doing it.  Expect lawsuits there from employees who are squeezed out by their caste-loving colleagues.


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United States fortune 100 minority
April 30. 2015 11:29
fortune 100 minority



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Ukraine Filthy_hindu
May 1. 2015 02:00
Filthy_hindu

Complete extermination of indians should be done as quickly as possible, mass murder these  subhuman filthy parasites and kill them stop bothering about what they think, kill them on american streets these parasites have ripped off america completely , now only mass murder awaits


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United Kingdom Mr. X
May 1. 2015 06:42
Mr. X

Speaking of indian doctors, what could be worse than a slumdog "engineer", you ask? A slumdog "dentist":
news.yahoo.com/...g-20-teeth-pulled-173828968.html


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United Kingdom ass
May 1. 2015 09:25
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United States fortune 100 minority
May 1. 2015 22:15
fortune 100 minority

Looks like my prediction is coming true.  Sadly...  The H1B sugar high for businesses is spreading to other sacred middle/upper middle class fields.  Now it looks like doctors will be imported from India and Pakistan:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/.../47042068.cms

Good luck to any kids who get out of medical school 5+ years from now who will find the wage pirates digging into their paychecks.


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United States StopH1b
May 2. 2015 00:29
StopH1b

Fellow insurgents,

Vote with your pocketbooks by starting businesses in America to hire fellow Americans. Fight fire with fire as Congress has been sold out and bought by Wall Street and the Indian cabal.


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United States hinduass
May 2. 2015 22:33
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United States Raj
May 3. 2015 13:07
Raj

Americans need to learn to do something else than only talking, then they may get jobs.  A doctor in India doesn't need to prescribe 50 tests, read its results before prescribing medicine, an Indian doctor can just do it with simple stethoscope.  You can't be like robot and want good life,it is not going to work anymore.  Even all other banking jobs, medical jobs in USA are paying too much, this all needs to be changed, no need for 50 tests for prescribing medicine, by that time either problem goes away or person dies.  Well American dentists make pulling out wisdom tooth a big deal, all drama no work, who awards degrees to such Americans.  They don't deserve to be call doctors.  Look at fat teachers in USA schools, all talks, liberal and arts projects, salaries for what?


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United States Boss
May 4. 2015 08:32
Boss

@Raj,
American doctors prescribe 50 tests before they make an inference because of the legal liability  involved here. If they make an assumption and if it goes wrong they get sued. So they are extremely careful when they say something. They are accoutable for what they speak.Healthcare here was not like this in 1930s. People could afford to pay out of their pockets and get treated. There was no "Health Care Industry"(a money making scheme run by hospitals and health insurance companies) at that point of time. But people were greedy and they started suing doctors drastically for no reason. Then insurance guys came into the picture and they started offering doctors malpractice insurances and offered people with health coverage. So we screwed ourselves and its biting us back now.Anyways its a different discussion.


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United States fortune 100 minority
May 4. 2015 11:13
fortune 100 minority

What an interesting crock of shit you have concocted there.


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United States Drifter
May 4. 2015 11:25
Drifter

Ya Right Raj. That's why India is generations behind in development, culture and innovation. A third world country preaching about what is wrong with America and what needs fixing? Really....


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Kuwait Anonymous
May 4. 2015 11:41
Anonymous

@Raj,

Indian doctors also prescribe lot of tests.It is an open secret in India either the doctors or their relatives own labs or they get commission from the labs where they send their patients to. Gone are those days when a doctor relied only upon his stethoscope. Do not compare America with India. In America should anything go wrong the doctors are held accountable. I suppose that is the reason they take all these precautions.

Lot of Indian doctors are fake doctors. Who get "arrested " but released into circulation. Regional newspapers report of them. Mainstream English media is preoccupied  with politics & indian movies. Indian dentists , indian orthopaedic surgeons  working in Middle East are incredibly avaricious suggesting surgeries for minor ailments. First they ensure medical insurance is available. Then go for their kill.

Lot of indian doctors go for C-sections instead of normal deliveries as they can make a lot of money.


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United States USCitizen
May 4. 2015 11:49
USCitizen

@Idiot Tunnelfart and James motherfucking basement living turd. Eat shit and die. You guys have no skills to do s/w development.


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Kuwait Anonymous
May 4. 2015 16:19
Anonymous

//Look at fat teachers in USA schools//

Comment posted above by one sanctimonious indian ( hindu I guess).

It is such NINCOMPOOPS that Hindu Sage Astavakra(r) has in His mind when he calls them "cobblers". He says only a cobbler would be focussed on "appearances..quality of material from which footwear are going to be made....not Scholars".

Obesity of EGO is the most difficult to cure & Indians have sole proprietorship over OBESE egos. Obesity of body is also widely prevalent among many indians.

As far as Teaching is concerned many NRIs consistently insist it is the indian teachers , lecturers abroad that are the WORST. Putting on a funny accent but failing in substance. About those in india the less said the better. That the Americans , Canadians , Japanese , Germans etc are far far superior.

Take movie making , dietetics , health care indians are the WORST. Whatever indigenous WISDOM they exploit do NOT belong to them but to our Ancestors. To be more precise Vedas. Ayurvedam is one of the branches of Vedas.

Indians only PLAGIARIZE.


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United States Crash Symbols
May 4. 2015 22:28
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United States StopH1b
May 6. 2015 08:33
StopH1b

Apple is ethnic cleansing as well. Had interview full of Indians even senior management up to VP level now majority Indian.


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United States Bobin8r
May 6. 2015 11:30
Bobin8r

1: If you want to avoid this mess, start forking over a few hundred bucks a year to NumbersUSA and the IEEE.  They are both lobbying groups fighting this sort of thing, their yearly funding is miniscule but they do a lot of good.

2: If a Civil war ever breaks out and law enforcement breaks down for any period of time, Indians had better watch out; the same rage that caused a programmer to fly a Cessna into the IRS building could also cause groups of them to go "hunting".  We've saw what the American-Africans do to foreigners invading their territory in Baltimore, 200 non-black shops burned.  Despite all the baiting from the media about them being savage animals, everyone in the country understands why they are doing what they are doing; black lives matter but not to banksters.  Whites are just as angry.

3: The American Public is Rabidly against this kind of immigration and job piracy, and is increasingly getting fed-up with "the establishment"; namely the banksters and their ilk.  Historically, when a country destabilizes, the results are pol-pot, Hitler, or Mussolini, and they typically end up killing off some perceived enemy.  Hitler exterminated the Jews, Mussolini and Pol-Pot did away with political dissidents.  It's obvious - to everyone - that the reason for the immigration is to replace the indigenous population with one that's sympathetic and supportive of statism.  In Russia, right now, it's big to publicly beat any non-white within an inch of their lives or to death; the cops are more or less powerless to stop this, go look at youtube videos of such, that is how they resist.  It would not surprise me that, if a bad economic crash occurred, and the wrong people got into power, that you'd see illegal immigrants and H1B's put in mass graves.  

4: Frankly, the best way to handle this entire situation is to take our Indian and Mexican Bretheren out to the range and teach em' what being an American is all about.  Teach them the trigger is the "great equalizer".  I embrace my Mexican brethren, and after a few trigger pulls on the ol' AR15, they're ready for La Revolucion!  Given it's a lot of talk, but in all seriousness, they're pissed off too at working for "the man".  And unless you are in the .001%, you are working for "the man".



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United States ezygoer
May 7. 2015 11:24
ezygoer

Jay Palmer's case against Infosys did result in a fine and settlement 30M so maybe this has a chance but a small drop in the bucket compared to the vast fraud and transfer of wealth that has taken place to India at the expense of the American techie over the last 2 decades. More than a million jobs and 2 Trillion of wealth easily transferred over to India.


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United States James
May 10. 2015 09:15
James

Fat smelly Indians are ripping off and destroying American IT companies on a huge scale. IT is World Oreo Cookie jar to India. Put your hand in and take take take.


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United States ass
May 11. 2015 05:39
ass



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United States Raj
May 11. 2015 07:04
Raj

I need to ask few points to Americans, especially White Americans

1. From my experience you people just talk and talk using buzzwords like strategic management, want high profile life style and exacerbated salaries for doing nothing.  Look at cost of your dry cleaned clothes, why do you need them in any major Pharmaceutical, bank, insurance or financial institutions or even for big companies in California?.  Indians just wash clothes in machine, that too as cheap as possible and they hardly invest time in ironing.

Your response instead of learning from them in turn get motivated enough to reduce operating expenses is different.  You try to point fingers at their shirts and trousers in companies.  It hardly matters, what one is wearing since Indian sits and show that they are doing work.  It hardly matters that instead of 2 Americans onsite, outsourcing companies show 20 people in offshore division and nothing is done, America has money and companies can collect more from stock markets.

2.Your stress on English language.  Well since you can't do anything, you pick up stupid spelling mistakes in documents.  Who cares? work is done cheaply and quickly.  

3.Your white women make life even more difficult.  You people can't think in multiple ways, your thinking is linear, your women read some psychological mumbo jumbo and try to watch hands and eyes in interview and companies.  Well bottom line is, how can you judge? since none of you knows anything except wearing good clothes and talking.  Both of these strategies backfire, you just increase cost of your laundry and nothing else.  Also your women are more robotic in thinking than males, why processes in everything?  Why this tough attitude when in reality none of you have any skills to deliver work.  If talks could get something done, why were Indians needed in first place?.

4.Yes Indian doctors charge and prescribe multiple tests because you Americans like it.  You like everything big and magnified and you have money and why can't Indians get all that money in their pockets.  All you know is suing and counter suing, look at your generation next, they play good foot ball, but who will do the work? only Indians sit and even sleep in offices.  They send emails at 3 am in night when you people are vacationing on cruises or sleeping in your costly beds.

5.Based on this yes Indians or South Indians hire each others.  You Americans need to learn that India is diverse and in IT only South Indians rule market.  If you haven't read "The rise of South Indians: Invisible dimension in decline of jobs for Americans in US economy".  Read it to know how market works.

6.Your job or very few of you who are good should invent something, stabilize it and give to Indians.  Person who invents make money irrespective of who he or she is including ethnic background? others of you are supposed to get welfare, which you are getting.  So why this cribbing. For what?

7. You are enjoying your fat life style without doing work.  If you spend thousands of dollars getting stupid degrees, is it fault of Indians?  Your whole country is bothered about LGBT, abortion, women issues and rights.  What about real stuff?  Your politeness and smile is fake and your day of ripping others are not working because Indians are better at this game now.  Your legal system is sound and Indians are extremely good at not doing work but portraying they are doing work.  Your stupid MBAs and talkers can talk cost optimization, strategy and project vision all day long.  But who will do the work? since you can't do anything yourself.

8.Finally cut down on your entitled attitude. India is a bigger country, used to be number 1 economy before invasions and western imperialism, slowly it is making headway's, India is most ancient culture on planet and was always around.  Your companies need India to sell their products and services.

You can't do anything now except cribbing, go and find work in government sector and yes if possible cut down on your laundry costs, cars, arrogance and self proclaimed English proficiency.  Now doctors are also coming from India so white supremacy will be displaced in healthcare as well.


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United States CS
May 11. 2015 21:49
CS

...oops sorry about that. Let's try again.

Speaking of Disney:
farm8.staticflickr.com/.../...939_96280b3768_o.jpg


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United States noh1b
May 11. 2015 23:02
noh1b

So what can we do about it? If the towel heads and rag heads and curry wage pirates have hijacked control of American companies in the STEM and IT fields then what can we the normal American people do to stop it? Politicians have sold us out to the bankers and whenever a job interview comes up it is given by these same wage curry scented pirates! Boycott all products made by American tech companies that hire H1 and Indians.


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United States StopH1b
May 14. 2015 23:51
StopH1b

To be honest, I have no hate toward Indians. My anger lies with the corrupt US government, H1b and free trade laws, immigration policies and Wall Street greed based control over corporations to only benefit the 0.000001% at the top.

The southern part of India where Telagu is spoken is where most H1b flood the country from. Indians from other parts also do not get along very well with these racist tribal people!


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United States Milda Parde
May 15. 2015 02:49
Milda Parde

Good article, thanks


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United States Bobin8r
May 15. 2015 13:34
Bobin8r

@nonh1b

Your options are as follows.

1: Donate money to IEEE and NumbersUSA, aim for a peaceful resolution.  Keep in mind these organizations take in millions a year; not tens of millions, not hundreds of millions.  A couple of million a year; few thousand people donating a hundred bucks apiece effectively doubles either organizations lobbying capacity.  They are the two main organizations lobbying for us.

2: Treat this as forced invasion with a government compromised by foreign or unpopular interests and exact justice on your own terms upon those interests.  If you choose this option, I would suggest treating this as an actual war and engaging in the strategy of aiming as high up the food chain as possible.  Fact is the Indians, as rotten as their culture is, are in the same boat we are.

I'm all for peaceful solutions, because frankly the violent ones tend to have less than stellar results historically.  But the ruling class of this country needs to realize no amount of dirty tactics; NSA spying, wiretapping, or SWAT attacks against political dissidents, is going to fix the situation that's brewing.  

Fact is we're staged for another bad economic downturn, and trying to save the bankster class with more bailouts is going to result in enough inflation to push about a quarter of Americans to the point they can't eat.  Wal-mart, as one example, has staffing problems in their stores because they can't find people who care enough at $10-11 an hour.  Management screws their employee's then hires a consultant to figure out what a barely-living wage is, raises their starting rate to that, and then expects people to come flocking.  It's a bad joke.

What's brewing is a significant majority of the population are going full-on hard-core tin-foil-hat crazy and anything less then throwing political correctness out of the window along with "moderate, reasonable legislation" is going to fix that.  People have lost faith in government, and they have no faith in corporations or religion.  I am hopeful social media will be used to organize peaceful demonstrations and organizations.  Hitler took Germany from the cartloads of capital to buy a bag of apples to a national power in 2 years, and to taking over Europe in less than 6.  Using technology created in the 1930's.  And they were a socialist government, not even a capitalist one!  Imagine what we can accomplish with benevolent leadership and 2010's technology.  



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Slovakia Slumdoggie
May 15. 2015 22:36
Slumdoggie

Racist aholes likes James needs to be deported to euro slums asap and replaced by slumdoggies.  



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United States noh1b
May 17. 2015 14:49
noh1b

@Bobin8r,

What you say makes perfect logical sense. We need real political action plus financial backing to make positive change. The Indians get screwed over on H1b and if they would fix their mess and let Americans fix our internal mess and kick out the filthy corrupt banksters and compromised majority of Congress then real long term change will take place. I am opposed to violence. Fixing the broken legal immigration system and getting rid of campaign special action PACs and corrupt funding by lobbyists can make things better. I am sick of never see anything made in my own country of America anymore. I do not want to buy junk made in China.


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United States Boss
May 17. 2015 21:23
Boss

Old article, but still relevant.

http://www.rediff.com/money/2007/jul/04visa.htm


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United States fortune 100 minority
May 18. 2015 11:57
fortune 100 minority

Hey Raj if all your mumbo jumbo about Indian supremacy is true how come all this crap was invented here? Oracle, Microsoft, Cisco etc.  It all came from here by Americans.  Until about a decade ago it was almost entirely American. Thanks to our government taking bribes from the likes of Tata etc. it's all different now. Indians don't invent, but they come in and steal the credit then try at act like they did all the work.

If Indians are so great then why don't they stay in India and create jobs there?  America is not your effing honey pot.  And you're not welcome to come here and make gross and false generalizations like you do.  Go make India rich and prove yourself right, but leave us to make good or bad of our own home. That's right, OUR home.  This is OUR country.  I can't go to India and pick up someone else's job.  I don't have that option because your government doesn't allow it.  Go make something original instead of pirating stuff.  


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United States James
May 18. 2015 15:58
James

"exacerbated salaries for doing nothing"

Nothing?

Americans invented every modern industry, including IT and the internet that now employ billions of Asians who would otherwise be slurping noodles in a mud puddle somewhere.

Without Americans the modern world wouldn't exist. Americans did all the work creating, then Indians take it over and claim "Microsoft is an Indian company".

No, Microsoft is an American company STOLEN BY INDIANS.

Everything Asians have they STOLE FROM AMERICA.

http://www.indiots.rocks/


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