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by Milo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Apollo 11 "Live" as it happened 50 years ago. One day until descent to the Moon
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Apollo 11 "Live" as it happened 50 years ago. One day until descent to the Moon

I am a bit surprised nobody pointed at the NASA channel on YouTube.

by Milo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Apollo 11 "Live" as it happened 50 years ago. One day until descent to the Moon
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Apollo 11 "Live" as it happened 50 years ago. One day until descent to the Moon

neverfail wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:26 pm
I saw it live on our black-and-white television set as it was happening back in 1969.
Me too.
by Milo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "It's an ill wind....."
Replies: 95
Views: 1574

Re: "It's an ill wind....."

I met a lawyer from Vietnam some years ago. The justice system there is far from independent, Party membership is mandatory for all lawyers, but reading between the lines I sensed that he was parroting the party line while the old absolutism of the Party eroded. IOW, most "communist" countries thes...
by Milo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "It's an ill wind....."
Replies: 95
Views: 1574

Re: "It's an ill wind....."

I met a lawyer from Vietnam some years ago. The justice system there is far from independent, Party membership is mandatory for all lawyers, but reading between the lines I sensed that he was parroting the party line while the old absolutism of the Party eroded. IOW, most "communist" countries these...
by Milo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Inept Trump...
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Inept Trump...

neverfail wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:49 pm
:o Trump is inept?

:shock: Can it possibly be true?

If trump is inept then the Pope must be Catholic and the Grand Mufti a Muslim!
Inept sells quite well in Podunk Flyover!
by Milo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: This Place
Topic: SteveF
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: SteveF

Doc wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:37 am
Jim the Moron wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:37 am
I've been looking at some of Steve's online stuff, and he's still active. Miss his oftentimes iconoclastic takes on things here. https://stevefoerster.com
Same here.
Yes.
by Milo
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Can Hong Kong’s Resistance Win?
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Can Hong Kong’s Resistance Win?

A loss to Chinese authoritarianism would set a frightening precedent for the world. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/opinion/hong-kong-china-protests.html I suspect China will understand that preserving Hong Kong's difference is more important than diluting its identity in the main Chinese cultur...
by Milo
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"
Replies: 47
Views: 26407

Re: Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"

As a result of the retail implosion, enterprising YouTubers are promoting the dead mall chronicles genre!

by Milo
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore the big winner and Hong Kong the big sinner?
Replies: 24
Views: 400

Re: Singapore, the Capitalist Paradise

Two charts worth looking at: https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_desktop/public/inline-images/singapore%20gdp.jpg?itok=ICDZ7F_C https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/inli...
by Milo
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore the big winner and Hong Kong the big sinner?
Replies: 24
Views: 400

Re: Singapore the big winner and Hong Kong the big sinner?

China is not capitalist. Which is good for them. Or else they wouldn't have grown and developed as much as they did in the last fifty years. :lol: :lol: :lol: I don't think it's a given that they have actually. Beijing in the 60's and today https://www.greanvillepost.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/...