January 1st, 2015
08:43 PM ET

American innovation is in trouble

By Fareed Zakaria

If you ask people in Silicon Valley what makes it work, they will talk about many things — the ability to fail, the lack of hierarchy, the culture of competition. One thing almost no one mentions is the government. And yet, the Valley’s origins are deeply tied to government support. The reason there were so many engineers in California in the 1950s and 1960s was because large defense companies had attracted them there. Most of the legendary start-ups that fueled the computer revolution — Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel — got off the ground largely because the military, and later NASA, would buy their products until they became cheap and accessible enough for the broader commercial market. GPS, the technology that now powers the information revolution, was developed for the military.

And then there was government funding for research, which is sometimes thought of simply as large grants to universities for basic science but often was far more ingenious. My favorite example comes from Walter Isaacson’s fascinating new book, “The Innovators.” In the 1950s, the U.S. government funded a massive project at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, employing equal numbers of psychologists and engineers who worked together to find ways “that humans could interact more intuitively with computers and information could be presented with a friendlier interface.” Isaacson traces how this project led directly to the user-friendly computer screens of today as well as ARPANET, the precursor of the Internet.

Federal funding for basic research and technology should be utterly uncontroversial. It has been one of the greatest investments in human history. And yet it has fallen to its lowest level as a percentage of GDP in four decades.

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  1. Philip

    We need a new late shift here. The one we have has gone rotten.

    January 8, 2015 at 7:45 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

      What, in your opinion, @ Philip, mon ami, may have caused that?

      January 8, 2015 at 8:50 am | Reply
    • Arun Patel

      Wait

      WAIT WAIT.....SOME MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA

      Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj (ABNES)
      Al Badr
      All Tripura Tiger Force
      Al-Qaida
      Al-Umar-Mujahideen
      Babbar Khalsa International
      Communist Party of India (Maoist) all its formations and front organisations
      Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) - People’s War, All its formations and front organizations
      Deendar Anjuman
      Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DEM)
      Harkat-ul-Mujahideen / Harkat-ul-Ansar / Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami
      Hizb-ul-Mujahideen / Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Pir Panjal Regiment
      Indian Mujahideen and all its formations and front organisations
      International Sikh Youth Federation
      Jaish-e-Mohammad / Tahrik-e-Furqan
      Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen
      Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front
      Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)
      Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)
      Khalistan Commando Force
      Khalistan Zindabad Force
      Lashkar-e-Taiba/ Pasban-e-Ahle Hadis
      Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF)
      Maoist Communist Centre (MCC), All its formations and Front Organisations
      National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
      National Liberation Front of Tripura
      People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)
      Students Islamic Movement of India
      Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA)
      Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)
      Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
      United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)
      United National Liberation Front (UNLF)
      Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)[

      United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)
      National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
      United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)
      Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)
      Bodo Liberation Tiger Force (BLTF)
      Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)
      Karbi National Volunteers (KNV)
      Rabha National Security Force (RNSF)
      Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation (KRLO)
      Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)
      Karbi People's Front (KPF)
      Tiwa National Revolutionary Force (TNRF)
      Bircha Commando Force (BCF)
      Bengali Tiger Force (BTF)
      Adivasi Security Force (ASF)
      All Assam Adivasi Suraksha Samiti (AAASS)
      Gorkha Tiger Force (GTF)
      Barak Valley Youth Liberation Front (BVYLF)
      Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA)
      United Liberation Front of Barak Valley
      Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA)
      Muslim Security Council of Assam (MSCA)
      United Liberation Militia of Assam (ULMA)
      Islamic Liberation Army of Assam (ILAA)
      Muslim Volunteer Force (MVF)
      Muslim Liberation Army (MLA)
      Muslim Security Force (MSF)
      Islamic Sevak Sangh (ISS)
      Islamic United Reformation Protest of India (IURPI)
      United Muslim Liberation Front of Assam (UMLFA)
      Revolutionary Muslim Commandos (RMC)
      Muslim Tiger Force (MTF)
      People’s United Liberation Front (PULF)
      Adam Sena (AS)
      Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
      Harkat-ul-Jehad
      Jammu & Kashmir

      WAIT ... WAIT .......EVEN MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA::

      Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)
      Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)
      People’s Liberation Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M)
      Hajong United Liberation Army (HULA)
      Nagaland

      National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) – NSCN(IM)
      National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) – NSCN (K)
      Naga National Council (Adino) – NNC (Adino)
      Punjab
      Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)
      Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)
      International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)
      Khalistan Commando Force (KCF)
      All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF)
      Bhindala Tigers Force of Khalistan (BTFK)
      Khalistan Liberation Army (KLA)
      Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF)
      Khalistan Armed Force (KAF)
      Dashmesh Regiment
      Khalistan Liberation Organisation (KLO)
      Khalistan National Army (KNA)

      National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)
      All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF)
      Tripura Liberation Organisation Front (TLOF)
      United Bengali Liberation Front (UBLF)
      Tripura Tribal Volunteer Force (TTVF)
      Tripura Armed Tribal Commando Force (TATCF)
      Tripura Tribal Democratic Force (TTDF)
      Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
      Tripura Liberation Force (TLF)
      Tripura Defence Force (TDF)
      All Tripura Volunteer Force (ATVF)
      Tribal Commando Force (TCF)
      Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
      All Tripura Bharat Suraksha Force (ATBSF)
      Tripura Tribal Action Committee Force (TTACF)
      Socialist Democratic Front of Tripura (SDFT)
      All Tripura National Force (ATNF)
      Tripura Tribal Sengkrak Force (TTSF)
      Tiger Commando Force (TCF)
      Tripura Mukti Police (TMP)
      Tripura Rajya Raksha Bahini (TRRB)
      Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)
      Tripura National Democratic Tribal Force (TNDTF)

      January 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm | Reply
  2. cuchumber

    Blue Saffron su ks modi's India di ck.

    January 8, 2015 at 8:51 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

      New York, NY, is too cold today for Old Folks to leave home without the certainty of getting into a car very quickly.,

      January 8, 2015 at 9:08 am | Reply
  3. Philip

    Sheesh. I guess everyone is sleeping in today.

    January 8, 2015 at 8:51 am | Reply
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    I had thought that many of my longer submissions were rejected because I have some conservative opinions that are unpopular or seldom stated here's.

    January 8, 2015 at 8:54 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

      Here. Pas "here's."

      January 8, 2015 at 8:55 am | Reply
      • Philipe'

        Je ne ai pas remarqué de censure ici . Pas comme au This Just In .

        January 8, 2015 at 9:07 am |
  5. Philip

    Oh! Hey Joey. I think it's just lazy people who get really bored. Men living with their own mothers and stuff.

    January 8, 2015 at 8:54 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

      I think that the Censor rejects most comments of length sufficient to contain defense of viewpoint.

      January 8, 2015 at 8:58 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

      @ Philip:
      I doubt that I could have resided in the same building containing my mother's separate apartment after I fled at the age of eighteen.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:03 am | Reply
      • Philipe'

        Ce est pourquoi je ai quitté la maison quand je avais 15 ans avec mes parents heureux d'être débarrassés de moi

        January 8, 2015 at 9:05 am |
  6. Philipe'

    Bon Matin Joey . Je pense que ce sont des gens paresseux qui obtiennent vraiment ennuyé . Les hommes qui vivent avec leurs propres mères par

    January 8, 2015 at 9:04 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

      Bravo la langue. Philip. Bien dit.
      Now please to speak English, so I can it learn.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:15 am | Reply
      • Philip

        There is no such thing as a master of the English language. It's that confusing.

        January 8, 2015 at 9:18 am |
  7. Philipe'

    Vous, les Américains ne ont jamais rembourser le Banc de la France pour le financement de la Révolution pour vous! Vous mauvais garçons

    January 8, 2015 at 9:11 am | Reply
    • Philip

      Lmao. You don't even need a translator for that one. Money. The international language.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:13 am | Reply
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

        Tu as tort, Philip.
        "All you need is love."
        Pas d'argent.

        January 8, 2015 at 9:18 am |
      • Philip

        oui oui. And balloons. Don't forget balloons.

        January 8, 2015 at 9:19 am |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

        That quote was, je crois, from the Beatles, who were known for their vows of poverty.

        January 8, 2015 at 9:23 am |
      • banasy©

        @JIF: *snerk*

        January 8, 2015 at 9:32 am |
  8. Philipe'

    Il est plus froid que la mésange d'une sorcière dans un soutien-gorge de fer caste ici

    January 8, 2015 at 9:15 am | Reply
    • Philipe'

      It's colder than a witch's ti t in a caste iron bra here.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:16 am | Reply
  9. Philipe'

    L'argent est une protection , dit la Bible . Quelque chose de pas de jalonner votre avenir sur . Quelque chose à vous et votre famille et peut-être une personne dans le besoin de protéger ainsi . Bien qu'il peut être et est et a été une racine de toutes sortes de mauvaises

    January 8, 2015 at 9:24 am | Reply
    • Philip

      For those without a Google Translator...

      Money is for a protection, says your bible. Not something to stake your future on. Something to protect you and your family and perhaps a needy person as well. Though it can and is and has been a root of all sorts of bad things.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:25 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

      Ah bon?

      January 8, 2015 at 9:29 am | Reply
      • Philipe'

        Oui. Vraiment . L'argent sera un jour devenir sans valeur . Les gens vont être jeter dans les rues dit la prophétie biblique. Déjà inflation et banquiers véreux grignotent à elle .

        January 8, 2015 at 9:34 am |
  10. banasy©

    My phone has to be wrong; it says it's 52 degrees in CS. That cannot be right.

    "Smart" phone, indeed.

    January 8, 2015 at 9:29 am | Reply
    • Philip

      It's 27 degrees right now. A heat wave compared to yesterday morning.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:35 am | Reply
      • banasy©

        I'd take 27 at this point; it's -4 where I'm at.

        January 8, 2015 at 9:40 am |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

      I believe that Chicago is cold almost every day! My close friend who lived there most of his adult life will not go back.
      In Chicago, I feel on a street at 18 and learned instantly how to walk on that city's eternal ice.
      Careful @ banasy!

      January 8, 2015 at 9:37 am | Reply
      • Philip

        Chicago gives me the chills on a hot summer day.

        January 8, 2015 at 9:44 am |
      • banasy©

        It depends on which part of Chicago one is in; lakefront tends to be colder in the summer, yet warmer in the winter.

        But, I swear, one can cross the street and get another season.

        January 8, 2015 at 9:44 am |
      • banasy©

        Chicago isn't for the timid, this is for sure.
        Most large cities aren't.

        January 8, 2015 at 9:49 am |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

        Yet, when I moved to Chicago, I worshiped the cold weather, as it was my freedom from Mississippi.
        I was eighteen..."ah yes, I remember it well."
        Who are you? Are you the nurse?

        January 8, 2015 at 9:58 am |
      • Arun Patel

        WAIT WAIT.....SOME MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA

        Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj (ABNES)
        Al Badr
        All Tripura Tiger Force
        Al-Qaida
        Al-Umar-Mujahideen
        Babbar Khalsa International
        Communist Party of India (Maoist) all its formations and front organisations
        Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) - People’s War, All its formations and front organizations
        Deendar Anjuman
        Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DEM)
        Harkat-ul-Mujahideen / Harkat-ul-Ansar / Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami
        Hizb-ul-Mujahideen / Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Pir Panjal Regiment
        Indian Mujahideen and all its formations and front organisations
        International Sikh Youth Federation
        Jaish-e-Mohammad / Tahrik-e-Furqan
        Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen
        Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front
        Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)
        Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)
        Khalistan Commando Force
        Khalistan Zindabad Force
        Lashkar-e-Taiba/ Pasban-e-Ahle Hadis
        Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF)
        Maoist Communist Centre (MCC), All its formations and Front Organisations
        National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
        National Liberation Front of Tripura
        People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)
        Students Islamic Movement of India
        Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA)
        Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)
        Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
        United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)
        United National Liberation Front (UNLF)
        Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)[

        United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)
        National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
        United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)
        Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)
        Bodo Liberation Tiger Force (BLTF)
        Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)
        Karbi National Volunteers (KNV)
        Rabha National Security Force (RNSF)
        Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation (KRLO)
        Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)
        Karbi People's Front (KPF)
        Tiwa National Revolutionary Force (TNRF)
        Bircha Commando Force (BCF)
        Bengali Tiger Force (BTF)
        Adivasi Security Force (ASF)
        All Assam Adivasi Suraksha Samiti (AAASS)
        Gorkha Tiger Force (GTF)
        Barak Valley Youth Liberation Front (BVYLF)
        Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA)
        United Liberation Front of Barak Valley
        Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA)
        Muslim Security Council of Assam (MSCA)
        United Liberation Militia of Assam (ULMA)
        Islamic Liberation Army of Assam (ILAA)
        Muslim Volunteer Force (MVF)
        Muslim Liberation Army (MLA)
        Muslim Security Force (MSF)
        Islamic Sevak Sangh (ISS)
        Islamic United Reformation Protest of India (IURPI)
        United Muslim Liberation Front of Assam (UMLFA)
        Revolutionary Muslim Commandos (RMC)
        Muslim Tiger Force (MTF)
        People’s United Liberation Front (PULF)
        Adam Sena (AS)
        Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
        Harkat-ul-Jehad
        Jammu & Kashmir

        WAIT ... WAIT .......EVEN MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA::

        Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)
        Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)
        People’s Liberation Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M)
        Hajong United Liberation Army (HULA)
        Nagaland

        National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) – NSCN(IM)
        National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) – NSCN (K)
        Naga National Council (Adino) – NNC (Adino)
        Punjab
        Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)
        Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)
        International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)
        Khalistan Commando Force (KCF)
        All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF)
        Bhindala Tigers Force of Khalistan (BTFK)
        Khalistan Liberation Army (KLA)
        Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF)
        Khalistan Armed Force (KAF)
        Dashmesh Regiment
        Khalistan Liberation Organisation (KLO)
        Khalistan National Army (KNA)

        National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)
        All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF)
        Tripura Liberation Organisation Front (TLOF)
        United Bengali Liberation Front (UBLF)
        Tripura Tribal Volunteer Force (TTVF)
        Tripura Armed Tribal Commando Force (TATCF)
        Tripura Tribal Democratic Force (TTDF)
        Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
        Tripura Liberation Force (TLF)
        Tripura Defence Force (TDF)
        All Tripura Volunteer Force (ATVF)
        Tribal Commando Force (TCF)
        Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
        All Tripura Bharat Suraksha Force (ATBSF)
        Tripura Tribal Action Committee Force (TTACF)
        Socialist Democratic Front of Tripura (SDFT)
        All Tripura National Force (ATNF)
        Tripura Tribal Sengkrak Force (TTSF)
        Tiger Commando Force (TCF)
        Tripura Mukti Police (TMP)
        Tripura Rajya Raksha Bahini (TRRB)
        Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)
        Tripura National Democratic Tribal Force (TNDTF)

        Tomorrow

        January 8, 2015 at 2:50 pm |
    • Philip

      Perhaps your phone does not like you. he he

      January 8, 2015 at 9:37 am | Reply
      • banasy©

        Siri can be a fickle one.

        January 8, 2015 at 9:45 am |
      • Philip

        Siri is like autocorrect on meds.

        January 8, 2015 at 9:50 am |
      • banasy©

        I've never actually used Siri; so I'll take your word for it. I was, of course, kidding.

        Auto correct is interesting. Some of the words it comes up with are hilarious.

        January 8, 2015 at 9:57 am |
      • Philip

        True. What color are your socks? Lol

        January 8, 2015 at 10:16 am |
      • banasy©

        Red, blue, and white striped.

        Yours?

        January 8, 2015 at 10:19 am |
      • Philip

        Cotton white with baby powder sparkles.

        January 8, 2015 at 10:26 am |
    • Arun Patel

      Ok wait

      WAIT WAIT.....SOME MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA

      Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj (ABNES)
      Al Badr
      All Tripura Tiger Force
      Al-Qaida
      Al-Umar-Mujahideen
      Babbar Khalsa International
      Communist Party of India (Maoist) all its formations and front organisations
      Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) - People’s War, All its formations and front organizations
      Deendar Anjuman
      Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DEM)
      Harkat-ul-Mujahideen / Harkat-ul-Ansar / Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami
      Hizb-ul-Mujahideen / Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Pir Panjal Regiment
      Indian Mujahideen and all its formations and front organisations
      International Sikh Youth Federation
      Jaish-e-Mohammad / Tahrik-e-Furqan
      Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen
      Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front
      Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)
      Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)
      Khalistan Commando Force
      Khalistan Zindabad Force
      Lashkar-e-Taiba/ Pasban-e-Ahle Hadis
      Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF)
      Maoist Communist Centre (MCC), All its formations and Front Organisations
      National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
      National Liberation Front of Tripura
      People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)
      Students Islamic Movement of India
      Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA)
      Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)
      Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
      United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)
      United National Liberation Front (UNLF)
      Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)[

      United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)
      National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
      United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)
      Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)
      Bodo Liberation Tiger Force (BLTF)
      Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)
      Karbi National Volunteers (KNV)
      Rabha National Security Force (RNSF)
      Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation (KRLO)
      Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)
      Karbi People's Front (KPF)
      Tiwa National Revolutionary Force (TNRF)
      Bircha Commando Force (BCF)
      Bengali Tiger Force (BTF)
      Adivasi Security Force (ASF)
      All Assam Adivasi Suraksha Samiti (AAASS)
      Gorkha Tiger Force (GTF)
      Barak Valley Youth Liberation Front (BVYLF)
      Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA)
      United Liberation Front of Barak Valley
      Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA)
      Muslim Security Council of Assam (MSCA)
      United Liberation Militia of Assam (ULMA)
      Islamic Liberation Army of Assam (ILAA)
      Muslim Volunteer Force (MVF)
      Muslim Liberation Army (MLA)
      Muslim Security Force (MSF)
      Islamic Sevak Sangh (ISS)
      Islamic United Reformation Protest of India (IURPI)
      United Muslim Liberation Front of Assam (UMLFA)
      Revolutionary Muslim Commandos (RMC)
      Muslim Tiger Force (MTF)
      People’s United Liberation Front (PULF)
      Adam Sena (AS)
      Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
      Harkat-ul-Jehad
      Jammu & Kashmir

      WAIT ... WAIT .......EVEN MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA::

      Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)
      Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)
      People’s Liberation Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M)
      Hajong United Liberation Army (HULA)
      Nagaland

      National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) – NSCN(IM)
      National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) – NSCN (K)
      Naga National Council (Adino) – NNC (Adino)
      Punjab
      Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)
      Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)
      International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)
      Khalistan Commando Force (KCF)
      All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF)
      Bhindala Tigers Force of Khalistan (BTFK)
      Khalistan Liberation Army (KLA)
      Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF)
      Khalistan Armed Force (KAF)
      Dashmesh Regiment
      Khalistan Liberation Organisation (KLO)
      Khalistan National Army (KNA)

      National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)
      All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF)
      Tripura Liberation Organisation Front (TLOF)
      United Bengali Liberation Front (UBLF)
      Tripura Tribal Volunteer Force (TTVF)
      Tripura Armed Tribal Commando Force (TATCF)
      Tripura Tribal Democratic Force (TTDF)
      Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
      Tripura Liberation Force (TLF)
      Tripura Defence Force (TDF)
      All Tripura Volunteer Force (ATVF)
      Tribal Commando Force (TCF)
      Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
      All Tripura Bharat Suraksha Force (ATBSF)
      Tripura Tribal Action Committee Force (TTACF)
      Socialist Democratic Front of Tripura (SDFT)
      All Tripura National Force (ATNF)
      Tripura Tribal Sengkrak Force (TTSF)
      Tiger Commando Force (TCF)
      Tripura Mukti Police (TMP)
      Tripura Rajya Raksha Bahini (TRRB)
      Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)
      Tripura National Democratic Tribal Force (TNDTF)

      January 8, 2015 at 2:01 pm | Reply
  11. palintwit

    · Top 10 Poorest States:
    1. Mississippi -Republican
    2. Arkansas – Republican
    3. Tennessee -Republican
    4. Oklahoma – Republican
    5. Louisiana -Republican
    6. Montana – Republican
    7. South Carolina -Republican
    8. Kentucky – Republican
    9. Alabama – Republican
    10. West Virginia – Republican/Democrat – leansmore Republican

    January 8, 2015 at 9:34 am | Reply
    • Philip

      LMAO. Mississippi and Arkansas are about as republican as Arnold Governator and Ronnie Raygun were.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:39 am | Reply
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

        Ronald Reagan was one of our greatest presidents.
        Arnold is, perhaps, the greatest bodybuilder of all time. I was fortunate enough to work out near - not with – him several times, and it was an inspiration.

        January 8, 2015 at 9:51 am |
      • banasy©

        Arnold knocked me over downtown whilst jogging; he helped me up and apologized.

        He was there filming of "True Lies", although he was jogging on his own time; it was like running into a brick wall.

        January 8, 2015 at 10:02 am |
      • Philip

        Filming had to be delayed many times during Arnoild's last 6 movies. Brain damage caused by his use of steroids for so many years made it very difficult for him to remember his simple lines. The GOP wrote him simpler scripts when he became ACTING governor.

        January 8, 2015 at 10:07 am |
      • Philip

        Ronnie Raygun was a lifelong democrat. A Hollywood actor. He was only acting like a republican, Joey. The big boys are all puppets you should know by now.

        January 8, 2015 at 10:09 am |
      • Philip

        ...and Frank Zane was the greatest bodybuilder of all time. Arnold Swharzawhatever looks like a big dumb hick standing next to Zane.

        January 8, 2015 at 10:20 am |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

      Mississippi?
      Oui. Je le connais bien.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:44 am | Reply
      • Philip

        Mississippi is the most overly obese state on planet earth. With the highest per-capita welfare rate. Those ain't republicans.

        January 8, 2015 at 9:46 am |
  12. Blue Saffroń

    Innovation is key to the evolution of mankind not biologically but scientifically. Cloning is unacceptable while cure for cancer lingers.

    However, innovation is not a pressing issue in the world today. There are others. Here is one topmost in my list.

    The existing geo-political paradigm has failed. Poverty, schisms, conflicts, democratic demise is prevalent and the world is a divided place. We need change. Change from status quo. Change from the UN system. Change from current superpower imbalance and ineffectiveness. In this context, everything else becomes redundant and irrelevant.

    So Fareed please focus on blogging on how the lingering issues in the world are going to be solved.

    January 8, 2015 at 9:35 am | Reply
    • Philip

      The cure for the common cold lingers you numbskull. And we have changed. It didn't work. This system is crumbling down and nothing can save it. That's how corrupt it has become.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:41 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

      BS
      How do you know that cloning may not be the cure for cancer?

      January 8, 2015 at 10:08 am | Reply
      • Philip

        How do you know that the US Congress funded Viral Cancer Research Project of 1964-1979 didn't splice chimpanzee genes into the NAZI made AIDS virus to make it look like AIDS came from Africa?

        January 8, 2015 at 10:13 am |
  13. palintwit

    We were warned

    "Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them."

    -Barry Goldwater

    January 8, 2015 at 9:40 am | Reply
    • Philip

      Calm down. Organized religion is going to be outlawed by all of the world's powerful governments. Just hold on a little while longer.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:42 am | Reply
      • Philip

        Governments with very large armies no longer need organized religions to preach their children onto the battlefield. Unemployment rates remain high and so million clamor to join armies just to have a job, and of course, fight for God&Country no matter which country one happened to be born in.
        And it's a no brainer that church leaders and orgs didn't become super-rich by way of non-profit activities. The NSA has their number. Religious orgs are going DOWN.

        January 8, 2015 at 9:55 am |
  14. palintwit

    State 2012 Presidential Election Governor State Senate House
    Mississippi Republican Republican Republican 30-22 Republican 66-56

    January 8, 2015 at 9:52 am | Reply
    • Philip

      I was talking about the population of Mississippi and Arkansas. Not their handful of state officials. Those are fat lazy people living off of welfare for decades. Not republicans. Most of them never voted for anything until Obama ran for president. Then they all voted.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:58 am | Reply
      • palintwit

        Their state officials are elected by who then ? And the state predominately voted republican in the last presidential election. There is such a thing as republican welfare recipients.

        January 8, 2015 at 10:04 am |
      • Philip

        Elected by voters. But like I said. Most people on welfare don't vote. Heck. Most people don't vote period. Sheesh. Get a clue.

        January 8, 2015 at 10:11 am |
  15. Bo Burnside

    Last I checked this was a blog on innovation not the weather channel.

    January 8, 2015 at 9:55 am | Reply
  16. Bo Burnside

    Hey guys are you jobless? Wasting time here talking nonsense.

    January 8, 2015 at 9:57 am | Reply
    • Philip

      Ths the info Bo. Will pass it along. See ya later.

      January 8, 2015 at 10:04 am | Reply
      • Philip

        Thanks for the info, rather.

        January 8, 2015 at 10:04 am |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

      Cute, your jobless question.
      Last night I was in a (tense) rehearsal until very late on a very cold night. Fortunately, they had sent a car for me.
      I am off today, but then not for the net four days of absurdly long hours and travel.

      January 8, 2015 at 10:17 am | Reply
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

        "Next," pas "net."

        January 8, 2015 at 10:19 am |
      • Philip

        So you are a travelling piano salesman? he he

        January 8, 2015 at 10:22 am |
  17. GOP script

    "I think it good to drop State lawsuit vs. ENRON." OK. Now you try, Arnold.

    January 8, 2015 at 10:31 am | Reply
    • GOP script

      It good I think drop suits....wait. I got it. Think ENRON good...
      CUT!!! CUT!!! Take a break Arnold. Take 5 everyone.

      January 8, 2015 at 10:35 am | Reply
  18. GOP script

    A lot of you don't know this but ENRON ripped US off for about 1/2 trillion dollars and used stolen funds to upgrade India's power grid. And are currently charging Indian citizens 3-5 times more than originally agreed upon. ENRON did the same thing to California years ago. I was living in an average 2 bedroom apartment paying over $1000 per month for electricity in San Diego at the time.

    January 8, 2015 at 11:21 am | Reply
    • GOP script

      ...and one of Armload Scharzawhatever's first acts...as in ACTING as governor, was to drop California's long-standing 100 billion dollar lawsuit vs. ENRON.
      Folks. Your leaders are crooked. You need to understand that.

      January 8, 2015 at 11:25 am | Reply
  19. GOP script

    Bill Clinton would have knocked you over and dry humped you apologetically. he he

    January 8, 2015 at 11:28 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      Sure, Philip. Eyeroll.

      January 8, 2015 at 11:34 am | Reply
      • GOP script

        What makes you think Billbo wouldn't have humped you as if some Monica?

        January 8, 2015 at 11:40 am |
      • banasy©

        Because I was on a public sidewalk?

        January 8, 2015 at 12:14 pm |
      • banasy©

        Because I'm not stupid or dazzled by politicians?

        January 8, 2015 at 12:17 pm |
      • banasy©

        Because my personal anecdote didn't involve BC?

        This is one reason I don't tell you things; because they get subverted into some sort of perverted history lesson.

        January 8, 2015 at 12:19 pm |
      • GOP script

        Public sidewalks are not above Oval Office desk in spite of what you say.

        January 8, 2015 at 12:29 pm |
      • banasy©

        I didn't say they were, in spite of what you implied.

        I don't have any idea why you would even correlate the two as being remotely similar.

        January 8, 2015 at 1:11 pm |
      • Philip

        That's because you are an average American housewife. Stupid. And bored and lonely.

        January 9, 2015 at 10:18 pm |
  20. GOP script

    Unless you were a very young black girl, neither Thomas Jefferson nor Michelle Obama's great great great grandfather have given you the time of day. (Ancestry.com)

    January 8, 2015 at 11:30 am | Reply
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  22. Arun Patel

    A SAMPLING OF SOME 114 FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA:

    1. National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)

    2. United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)

    3. Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)

    4. Bodo Liberation Tiger Force (BLTF)

    5. Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)

    6. Karbi National Volunteers (KNV)

    7. Rabha National Security Force (RNSF)

    8. Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation (KRLO)

    9. Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)

    10. Karbi People's Front (KPF)

    11. Tiwa National Revolutionary Force (TNRF)

    12. Bircha Commando Force (BCF)

    13. Bengali Tiger Force (BTF)

    14. Adivasi Security Force (ASF)

    15. All Assam Adivasi Suraksha Samiti (AAASS)

    16. Gorkha Tiger Force (GTF)

    17. Barak Valley Youth Liberation Front (BVYLF)

    18. United Liberation Front of Barak Valley

    19. United National Liberation Front (UNLF)

    20. People's Liberation Army (PLA)

    21. People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)

    22. The above mentioned three groups now operate from a unified platform,

    23. the Manipur People's Liberation Front (MPLF)

    24. Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)

    25. Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)

    26. Manipur Liberation Tiger Army (MLTA)

    27. Iripak Kanba Lup (IKL)

    28. People's Republican Army (PRA)

    29. Kangleipak Kanba Kanglup (KKK)

    30. Kangleipak Liberation Organisation (KLO)

    31. Revolutionary Joint Committee (RJC)

    32. National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM)

    33. People's United Liberation Front (PULF)

    34. Kuki National Army (KNA)

    35. Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA)

    36. Kuki National Organisation (KNO)

    37. Kuki Independent Army (KIA)

    38. Kuki Defence Force (KDF)

    39. Kuki International Force (KIF)

    40. Kuki National Volunteers (KNV)

    41. Kuki Liberation Front (KLF)

    42. Kuki Security Force (KSF)

    43. Kuki Liberation Army (KLA)

    44. Kuki Revolutionary Front (KRF)

    45. United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF)

    46. Hmar People's Convention (HPC)

    47. Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)

    48. Hmar Revolutionary Front (HRF)

    49. Zomi Revolutionary Army (ZRA)

    50. Zomi Revolutionary Volunteers (ZRV)

    51. Indigenous People's Revolutionary Alliance(IRPA)

    52. Kom Rem People's Convention (KRPC)

    53. Chin Kuki Revolutionary Front (CKRF)

    54. Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)

    55. Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)

    56. People's Liberation Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M)

    57. Hajong United Liberation Army (HULA)

    58. National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) – NSCN(IM)

    59. National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) – NSCN (K)

    60. Naga National Council (Adino) – NNC (Adino)

    61. Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)

    62. Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)

    63. International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)

    64. Khalistan Commando Force (KCF)

    65. All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF)

    66. Bhindala Tigers Force of Khalistan (BTFK)

    67. Khalistan Liberation Army (KLA)

    68. Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF)

    69. Khalistan Armed Force (KAF)

    70. Dashmesh Regiment

    71. Khalistan Liberation Organisation (KLO)

    72. Khalistan National Army (KNA)

    73. National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)

    74. All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF)

    75. Tripura Liberation Organisation Front (TLOF)

    76. United Bengali Liberation Front (UBLF)

    77. Tripura Tribal Volunteer Force (TTVF)

    78. Tripura Armed Tribal Commando Force (TATCF)

    79. Tripura Tribal Democratic Force (TTDF)

    80. Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)

    81. Tripura Liberation Force (TLF)

    82. Tripura Defence Force (TDF)

    83. All Tripura Volunteer Force (ATVF)

    84. Tribal Commando Force (TCF)

    85. Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)

    86. All Tripura Bharat Suraksha Force (ATBSF)

    87. Tripura Tribal Action Committee Force (TTACF) Socialist Democratic

    88. Front of Tripura (SDFT)

    89. All Tripura National Force (ATNF)

    90. Tripura Tribal Sengkrak Force (TTSF)

    91. Tiger Commando Force (TCF)

    92. Tripura Mukti Police (TMP)

    93. Tripura Rajya Raksha Bahini (TRRB)

    94. Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)

    95. Tripura National Democratic Tribal Force (TNDTF)

    96. National Militia of Tripura (NMT)

    97. All Tripura Bengali Regiment (ATBR)

    98. Bangla Mukti Sena (BMS)

    99. All Tripura Liberation Organisation (ATLO)

    100. Tripura National Army (TNA)

    101. Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)

    102. Borok National Council of Tripura (BNCT)

    103. Mizoram

    104. Bru National Liberation Front

    105. Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)

    106. Arunachal Pradesh

    107. Arunachal Dragon Force (ADF)

    108. Left-wing Extremist groups

    109. People's Guerrilla Army

    110. People's War Group

    111. Maoist Communist Centre

    112. Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)

    113. Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) Janashaktih

    114. Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)

    January 8, 2015 at 1:12 pm | Reply
  23. GOP script

    Similar? One big dork Billbo Clinton and one overly obese woman. Exactly the same. Not similar.

    January 8, 2015 at 1:34 pm | Reply
    • GOP script

      ...only on a low-down dirty sidewalk. Not the High Office.

      January 8, 2015 at 1:39 pm | Reply
      • banasy©

        I do not know why anyone would think an actor accidentally knocking me down on a sidewalk, then apologizing and extending a hand to help me up is exactly the same as what BC and ML did in the Oval Office.

        I don't understand the thought process of how one would arrive at that conclusion.

        January 8, 2015 at 2:30 pm |
  24. Sampling cont.

    115. Cows (C)

    January 8, 2015 at 1:40 pm | Reply
  25. Sampling cont.

    116. Communist Marxist Al Quida Jew Association (CMAQJA)

    January 8, 2015 at 1:41 pm | Reply
  26. Sampling cont.

    117. United Monkeys of New Delhi (UMND)

    January 8, 2015 at 1:42 pm | Reply
  27. Sampling cont.

    142. Adult Indian Survivors of Abortion Attempts N. India (AISAANI)

    January 8, 2015 at 1:43 pm | Reply
  28. Arun Patel

    WAIT WAIT.....SOME MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA

    Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj (ABNES)
    Al Badr
    All Tripura Tiger Force
    Al-Qaida
    Al-Umar-Mujahideen
    Babbar Khalsa International
    Communist Party of India (Maoist) all its formations and front organisations
    Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) - People’s War, All its formations and front organizations
    Deendar Anjuman
    Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DEM)
    Harkat-ul-Mujahideen / Harkat-ul-Ansar / Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami
    Hizb-ul-Mujahideen / Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Pir Panjal Regiment
    Indian Mujahideen and all its formations and front organisations
    International Sikh Youth Federation
    Jaish-e-Mohammad / Tahrik-e-Furqan
    Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen
    Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front
    Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)
    Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)
    Khalistan Commando Force
    Khalistan Zindabad Force
    Lashkar-e-Taiba/ Pasban-e-Ahle Hadis
    Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF)
    Maoist Communist Centre (MCC), All its formations and Front Organisations
    National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
    National Liberation Front of Tripura
    People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)
    Students Islamic Movement of India
    Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA)
    Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)
    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
    United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)
    United National Liberation Front (UNLF)
    Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)[

    United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)
    National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
    United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)
    Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)
    Bodo Liberation Tiger Force (BLTF)
    Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)
    Karbi National Volunteers (KNV)
    Rabha National Security Force (RNSF)
    Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation (KRLO)
    Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)
    Karbi People's Front (KPF)
    Tiwa National Revolutionary Force (TNRF)
    Bircha Commando Force (BCF)
    Bengali Tiger Force (BTF)
    Adivasi Security Force (ASF)
    All Assam Adivasi Suraksha Samiti (AAASS)
    Gorkha Tiger Force (GTF)
    Barak Valley Youth Liberation Front (BVYLF)
    Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA)
    United Liberation Front of Barak Valley
    Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA)
    Muslim Security Council of Assam (MSCA)
    United Liberation Militia of Assam (ULMA)
    Islamic Liberation Army of Assam (ILAA)
    Muslim Volunteer Force (MVF)
    Muslim Liberation Army (MLA)
    Muslim Security Force (MSF)
    Islamic Sevak Sangh (ISS)
    Islamic United Reformation Protest of India (IURPI)
    United Muslim Liberation Front of Assam (UMLFA)
    Revolutionary Muslim Commandos (RMC)
    Muslim Tiger Force (MTF)
    People’s United Liberation Front (PULF)
    Adam Sena (AS)
    Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
    Harkat-ul-Jehad
    Jammu & Kashmir

    WAIT ... WAIT .......EVEN MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA::

    Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)
    Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)
    People’s Liberation Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M)
    Hajong United Liberation Army (HULA)
    Nagaland

    National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) – NSCN(IM)
    National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) – NSCN (K)
    Naga National Council (Adino) – NNC (Adino)
    Punjab
    Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)
    Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)
    International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)
    Khalistan Commando Force (KCF)
    All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF)
    Bhindala Tigers Force of Khalistan (BTFK)
    Khalistan Liberation Army (KLA)
    Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF)
    Khalistan Armed Force (KAF)
    Dashmesh Regiment
    Khalistan Liberation Organisation (KLO)
    Khalistan National Army (KNA)

    National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)
    All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF)
    Tripura Liberation Organisation Front (TLOF)
    United Bengali Liberation Front (UBLF)
    Tripura Tribal Volunteer Force (TTVF)
    Tripura Armed Tribal Commando Force (TATCF)
    Tripura Tribal Democratic Force (TTDF)
    Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
    Tripura Liberation Force (TLF)
    Tripura Defence Force (TDF)
    All Tripura Volunteer Force (ATVF)
    Tribal Commando Force (TCF)
    Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
    All Tripura Bharat Suraksha Force (ATBSF)
    Tripura Tribal Action Committee Force (TTACF)
    Socialist Democratic Front of Tripura (SDFT)
    All Tripura National Force (ATNF)
    Tripura Tribal Sengkrak Force (TTSF)
    Tiger Commando Force (TCF)
    Tripura Mukti Police (TMP)
    Tripura Rajya Raksha Bahini (TRRB)
    Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)
    Tripura National Democratic Tribal Force (TNDTF)

    January 8, 2015 at 1:59 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      115. Arbmog Men and a boy..(AMBLA)

      January 8, 2015 at 2:12 pm | Reply
      • Arun Patel

        U like boys chrissy. We get it. Here is a list to choose from.

        January 8, 2015 at 2:16 pm |
  29. Philip

    116. Twelve Sisters and 3 brother-in-laws Fighters (12SATbilfs)

    January 8, 2015 at 2:15 pm | Reply
    • Arun Patel

      They all f ukk each other in India

      January 8, 2015 at 2:19 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      Not me. I would have said 13. To add more scare into the minds of mediated bloggers.

      January 9, 2015 at 10:17 pm | Reply
  30. Arun Patel

    List for chrissy boyfriends

    WAIT WAIT.....SOME MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA

    Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj (ABNES)
    Al Badr
    All Tripura Tiger Force
    Al-Qaida
    Al-Umar-Mujahideen
    Babbar Khalsa International
    Communist Party of India (Maoist) all its formations and front organisations
    Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) - People’s War, All its formations and front organizations
    Deendar Anjuman
    Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DEM)
    Harkat-ul-Mujahideen / Harkat-ul-Ansar / Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami
    Hizb-ul-Mujahideen / Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Pir Panjal Regiment
    Indian Mujahideen and all its formations and front organisations
    International Sikh Youth Federation
    Jaish-e-Mohammad / Tahrik-e-Furqan
    Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen
    Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front
    Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)
    Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)
    Khalistan Commando Force
    Khalistan Zindabad Force
    Lashkar-e-Taiba/ Pasban-e-Ahle Hadis
    Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF)
    Maoist Communist Centre (MCC), All its formations and Front Organisations
    National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
    National Liberation Front of Tripura
    People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)
    Students Islamic Movement of India
    Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA)
    Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)
    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
    United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)
    United National Liberation Front (UNLF)
    Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)[

    United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)
    National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
    United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)
    Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)
    Bodo Liberation Tiger Force (BLTF)
    Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)
    Karbi National Volunteers (KNV)
    Rabha National Security Force (RNSF)
    Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation (KRLO)
    Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)
    Karbi People's Front (KPF)
    Tiwa National Revolutionary Force (TNRF)
    Bircha Commando Force (BCF)
    Bengali Tiger Force (BTF)
    Adivasi Security Force (ASF)
    All Assam Adivasi Suraksha Samiti (AAASS)
    Gorkha Tiger Force (GTF)
    Barak Valley Youth Liberation Front (BVYLF)
    Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA)
    United Liberation Front of Barak Valley
    Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA)
    Muslim Security Council of Assam (MSCA)
    United Liberation Militia of Assam (ULMA)
    Islamic Liberation Army of Assam (ILAA)
    Muslim Volunteer Force (MVF)
    Muslim Liberation Army (MLA)
    Muslim Security Force (MSF)
    Islamic Sevak Sangh (ISS)
    Islamic United Reformation Protest of India (IURPI)
    United Muslim Liberation Front of Assam (UMLFA)
    Revolutionary Muslim Commandos (RMC)
    Muslim Tiger Force (MTF)
    People’s United Liberation Front (PULF)
    Adam Sena (AS)
    Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
    Harkat-ul-Jehad
    Jammu & Kashmir

    WAIT ... WAIT .......EVEN MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA::

    Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)
    Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)
    People’s Liberation Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M)
    Hajong United Liberation Army (HULA)
    Nagaland

    National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) – NSCN(IM)
    National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) – NSCN (K)
    Naga National Council (Adino) – NNC (Adino)
    Punjab
    Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)
    Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)
    International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)
    Khalistan Commando Force (KCF)
    All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF)
    Bhindala Tigers Force of Khalistan (BTFK)
    Khalistan Liberation Army (KLA)
    Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF)
    Khalistan Armed Force (KAF)
    Dashmesh Regiment
    Khalistan Liberation Organisation (KLO)
    Khalistan National Army (KNA)

    National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)
    All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF)
    Tripura Liberation Organisation Front (TLOF)
    United Bengali Liberation Front (UBLF)
    Tripura Tribal Volunteer Force (TTVF)
    Tripura Armed Tribal Commando Force (TATCF)
    Tripura Tribal Democratic Force (TTDF)
    Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
    Tripura Liberation Force (TLF)
    Tripura Defence Force (TDF)
    All Tripura Volunteer Force (ATVF)
    Tribal Commando Force (TCF)
    Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
    All Tripura Bharat Suraksha Force (ATBSF)
    Tripura Tribal Action Committee Force (TTACF)
    Socialist Democratic Front of Tripura (SDFT)
    All Tripura National Force (ATNF)
    Tripura Tribal Sengkrak Force (TTSF)
    Tiger Commando Force (TCF)
    Tripura Mukti Police (TMP)
    Tripura Rajya Raksha Bahini (TRRB)
    Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)
    Tripura National Democratic Tribal Force (TNDTF)

    January 8, 2015 at 2:17 pm | Reply
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