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by neverfail
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Who benefits most from the Zimbabwe coup?
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Re: Who benefits most from the Zimbabwe coup?

Why, China of course! http://www.atimes.com/article/coup-zimbabwe-win-win-china-now/ Any of you armchair liberal romantics out there who hallucinate that this is the end of tyranny/rebirth of democracy in this corner of Africa; ushering in a bright future for the country ought to think again. They ...
by neverfail
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 16
Views: 101

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

Then how do you explain the tale of two monarchies - Liechtenstein and N Korea. The former is very rich and the latter is very poor. I explain it is because Liechtenstein is capitalist and N Korea is a Socialist. What is your explanation? You could have picked several other examples of countries wi...
by neverfail
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Who benefits most from the Zimbabwe coup?
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Who benefits most from the Zimbabwe coup?

Why, China of course! http://www.atimes.com/article/coup-zimbabwe-win-win-china-now/ Any of you armchair liberal romantics out there who hallucinate that this is the end of tyranny/rebirth of democracy in this corner of Africa; ushering in a bright future for the country ought to think again. They d...
by neverfail
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 16
Views: 101

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

So it was not monarchy ( a political system) that causes poverty in N Korea. it is the economic system - Socialism. :roll: (sigh!) You still miss the point cassowary! Sad to say not unusual. Socialism was never a hypothesis of how an economy works but all about power. Marx (I thought that you had r...
by neverfail
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Evolution and Mankind's Destiny
Replies: 12
Views: 84

Re: what is the use?

This discussion is pointless!

Even if the case for the further evolution of our human species as promoted by Sertorio is valid, evolution normally takes place so slowly that none of us will be around to see it happen.
by neverfail
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 16
Views: 101

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

North Korea has been ruled by successive members of the same (Kim) family since its very inception in the late 1940's. It has never had a ruler whose surname is not Kim. Hereditary rule is something that I always associate with MONARCHY - not with socialism. Funny I always thought that socialism wa...
by neverfail
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 16
Views: 101

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

North Korea has been ruled by successive members of the same (Kim) family since its very inception in the late 1940's. It has never had a ruler whose surname is not Kim. Hereditary rule is something that I always associate with MONARCHY - not with socialism. Funny I always thought that socialism was...
by neverfail
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: The Sciences
Topic: Zealandia
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Zealandia

I hope they win the war on rats and other invasive species that so threaten the native birdlife fauna of New Zealand: I mean without inadvertently doing massive harm to the wildlife of countries abroad. Genetic tinkering could be viewed as a form of playing God - with potentially dire consequences. ...
by neverfail
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: The Sciences
Topic: Zealandia
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Zealandia

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by neverfail
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Singapore's growing otter population
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: Richard Attenborough made a documentary on Singapore wildlife

Rare pangolins visiting the University at night. Crocodiles. Toucans made a nest next to Condominiums. Monkeys living on trees next to public housing. Cass: Toucans are native to South America - not south east Asia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toucan If you have toucans in the wild up there then ...