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by Milo
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: David Goldman on Russia and the US
Replies: 32
Views: 336

Re: Watch what Trump does and not what he says.

Oiligarchs want oil prices to be high. No, they want to make money. There's just as much to be made from low prices as high ones, provided you rig the deck! Common sense will tell you that they make less money when oil price is low. If not, why does Putin and Opec cut production to boost oil price?...
by Milo
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 227
Views: 158283

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Didn't George Bush win twice: the most times one is allowed to, plus make a fair sized fortune? Make a fair sized fortune? He inherited one. At least Ocasio-Cortez knows what it is like to have to struggle - unlike that spoiled son of privilege. I am just saying that being "the George Bush" is hard...
by Milo
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 227
Views: 158283

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Didn't George Bush win twice: the most times one is allowed to, plus make a fair sized fortune?
by Milo
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: David Goldman on Russia and the US
Replies: 32
Views: 336

Re: Watch what Trump does and not what he says.

You don't know what squeezes Putin and what doesn't, because Putin's interests lie in pleasing a handful of oiligarchs, not in the affairs of the Russian state. So yes, he does care for more than enriching himself and his rich friends. Oiligarchs want oil prices to be high. No, they want to make mo...
by Milo
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: David Goldman on Russia and the US
Replies: 32
Views: 336

Re: Watch what Trump does and not what he says.

Putin's interests lie in pleasing a handful of oiligarchs, not in the affairs of the Russian state. The Russian state is merely a vehicle for their enrichment and their politics are only a facade to secure their revenue. Where is the reliable data supporting this idea of yours?... Do you deny that ...
by Milo
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: David Goldman on Russia and the US
Replies: 32
Views: 336

Re: Watch what Trump does and not what he says.

You don't know what squeezes Putin and what doesn't, because Putin's interests lie in pleasing a handful of oiligarchs, not in the affairs of the Russian state. So yes, he does care for more than enriching himself and his rich friends. Oiligarchs want oil prices to be high. No, they want to make mo...
by Milo
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 37
Views: 532

Re: Protectionism, does it work?

Mr. Perfect wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:38 pm
neverfail wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:14 am
Protectionism has the sum total effect of transferring wealth from one set of hands into another.
Seems to be working for China. Everyone says tarifs don't work yet China grows 7-10% a year for 20 years while the US struggles to get to 3%
As I said in my OP!
by Milo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: David Goldman on Russia and the US
Replies: 32
Views: 336

Re: Watch what Trump does and not what he says.

China will want it back. The green, purple and orange coloured areas were taken by Russia in unequal treaties. Interesting, I didn't know the Chinese used to hold Sakhalin. After long centuries of Mongol domination, the Russians fear Asians more than Americans and certainly not the laughable Europe...
by Milo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Putin's interview to Fox
Replies: 13
Views: 179

Re: Putin's interview to Fox

When there's no score and no rules everyone gets to claim victory. Thus there's no objective proof that the tables were turned on anyone etc.
by Milo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: David Goldman on Russia and the US
Replies: 32
Views: 336

Re: David Goldman on Russia and the US

Trump has accused virtually everyone of lying but he believes Putin, someone who had every reason to lie; funny thing that.