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by neverfail
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Chinese pot calls Australian kettle "black".
Replies: 3
Views: 13

Re: Chinese pot calls Australian kettle "black".

Australia has no direct interests in the South China Sea and has a definite interest in good relations with China. Kowtowing to the US may not be the smartest move for Australia to make under the present circumstances... Kowtowing is a Chinese custom. Yes, and has never been an Australian one. Here...
by neverfail
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Chinese pot calls Australian kettle "black".
Replies: 3
Views: 13

Chinese pot calls Australian kettle "black".

http://www.atimes.com/article/australias-moves-south-china-sea-threat-stability-says-pla/ (quote) Australia’s moves in the South China Sea a threat to stability, says PLA (unquote) :lol: :lol: :lol: So what did the PLA achieve by building those military bases on those disputed islands other than reg...
by neverfail
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: MacArthur
Replies: 14
Views: 359

Re: MacArthur

". . . some others of an entirely different character . . ." And, just recently, there was the Niger incident, which could have been avoided had Trump heeded advise that it isn't in America's best interests to deploy troops whose objective is to prevent Muslims from killing Muslims. Stay the hell o...
by neverfail
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 113
Views: 1043

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

Stalinist states are pathologically intolerant of God and all else that smacks of the supernatural and the divine: presumably because the worship of God diverts people's devotion away from the worship of the Great Leader who seeks to supplant Him. :) You can say that again! "In the past, the people...
by neverfail
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 33
Views: 198

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

Though every US President appoints a Secretary for the Treasury, I sometimes wonder just how much control this public official has over the shape and content of the Federal budget. Considering how much this seems to be in the hands of Congress - which need not have the same policy agenda as the exec...
by neverfail
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: What if? Alternative history for part of North America
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: What if? Alternative history for part of North America

That's interesting -- I realise the U.S. has a lot of economic power, and an interest in stability in the neighbourhood, but even so I don't see why the U.S. would have any say over whether Quebec secedes, nor whether the Western provinces do so, whether in this timeline or the other. As for Quebec...
by neverfail
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: What if? Alternative history for part of North America
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: What if? Alternative history for part of North America

But the purpose of this discussion thread is to write our own alternative history. You are well placed as where you are living now would be part of Canada had it really happened. Fair enough, let's imagine if the Columbia territory were entirely Canadian. Would the increase in population of the Con...
by neverfail
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Singapore's growing otter population
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Jim the Moron wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:24 pm
"New litter of pups in Bishan otter family brings total number of otters in Singapore to over 60"

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/n ... ngapore-to

You never can have enough otters . . .
OTTERwise? :lol:
by neverfail
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.
Replies: 45
Views: 422

Re: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.

If anyone has anything to "fear" from Singapore, it's those who insist that political freedom is a prerequisite for economic freedom. Clearly it isn't, as Singapore and many of the Gulf States demonstrate. Of course not. You only need to look at the Peoples Republic of China to be aware of that. Bu...
by neverfail
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 113
Views: 1043

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

The Omnipotent Dear Leader - http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2123944/kim-jong-uns-superpowers-north-korean-leader-can-control-weather "North Korean leader can control weather, cures diseases and make unicorn discoveries" In a state where they have outlawed God they elevate the great...