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by Ellen
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years
Replies: 72
Views: 2564

Re: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years

You understand very little about America NF, otherwise you wouldn't be making the stupid comments that you are making. Your brain is filled with sawdust, not anyone else's. There are more Evangelical Christians in America than twice the population of Australia. They care about Israel too. Don't they...
by Ellen
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years
Replies: 72
Views: 2564

Re: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years

Don’t mind Ellen. Trying to be political in a totally different discussion because it serves her interests. Thansk Uche. Oh yes! You see, Trump was such a good man. He did such nice things for her beloved Israel. (Unless you are a Zionist Jew or an American with sawdust for brains who could really ...
by Ellen
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years
Replies: 72
Views: 2564

Re: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years

In this arena, I actually think Trump was clued in to the correct subject, which is China's exploitation of free trade and infringing on intellectual property rights, in addition to downright theft, to make itself into a formidable economic power. Whether Trump was able to do something meaningful ab...
by Ellen
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years
Replies: 72
Views: 2564

Re: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years

To steer this conversation back to the subject of sleeping, here is an amusing article confirming what I have suspected for months now. Joe Biden has lost his marbles, and the liberal media is simply covering it up with a multiple dose of their lies and prevarications, not the usual amount. Read abo...
by Ellen
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: "'Only he deserves freedom as well as life who must conquer them every day'"
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Re: "'Only he deserves freedom as well as life who must conquer them every day'"

Thanks Izz. Wow, it's been a long time since Spengler referenced his favorite writer and his favorite line from Faust. Something must be going on his mind or life to take him back to German literature and its morbid, melancholy world view. He should return to his old favorite subjects. How much can ...
by Ellen
Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years
Replies: 72
Views: 2564

Re: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years

I totally agree with your analysis NF. Railways built with public funds are often not profitable (that's why they must be build with public funds) but they serve a larger, national purpose which justifies the taxpayer money being spent. Small towns get established along a railroad track in unpopulat...
by Ellen
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years
Replies: 72
Views: 2564

Re: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years

Cassowary, that is the issue. It was never profitable, with the old cars and old rails or with the new cars plus old rails. So, Republicans in the Congress are always trying to kill Amtrak on the grounds that it is another pork barrel project of liberal Democrats in "their" part of the country. That...
by Ellen
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years
Replies: 72
Views: 2564

Re: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years

There are some things that government can assist with, too long term for the private sector. Building the train of the future is likely one of them. Actually I am a huge train fan and I believe that no decline in the west right now exceeds the decline of rail. We traded a system of unparalleled eff...
by Ellen
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years
Replies: 72
Views: 2564

Re: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years

I agree Doc. I just read of a case in some country (can't remember which), where the Chinese built a bridge and a port. The government borrowed money and couldn't pay it back. So, the Chinese now own the port and the bridge. This is the major port city of the country. This is what the Belt and Road ...
by Ellen
Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years
Replies: 72
Views: 2564

Re: Let China sleep politically for another 100 years

Yes, NF, although I am not an expert on this narrow subject of water vs land transport, your explanation seems very logical. Sea transport is cheaper for the reasons you give. I would add another reason, very pertinent now given the actual patch of land Chinese/European products would have to transv...