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by cassowary
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Make Hong Kong Great Again
Replies: 40
Views: 528

Re: Make Hong Kong Great Again

The Honkers :D and Singaporeans are like Aussies and Kiwis. There is a certain amount of affection but also mixed with commercial rivalry.
by cassowary
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Make Hong Kong Great Again
Replies: 40
Views: 528

Re: The Ultimate Insult - Hongkee protestors waved British flag

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2019/06/13/TELEMMGLPICT000200602243_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqpVlberWd9EgFPZtcLiMQfyf2A9a6I9YchsjMeADBa08.jpeg?imwidth=1400 Why the Union Jack? The Hongkees deserve better than dictatorial China. So, the Honkers ;) are now finally telling the World that there is...
by cassowary
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 140
Views: 2316

Re: Trade War

With tariffs, US manufacturers are forced to manufacture in the US and employ US workers, thus boosting their wages. That is what happened. Of course this means that consumers have to pay more for made in USA products. So you have a transfer of wealth from consumers to the workers. The cost of livi...
by cassowary
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Make Hong Kong Great Again
Replies: 40
Views: 528

Re: Make Hong Kong Great Again

The latest out of Hong Kong is that Carrie Lam has backed down on the legislation; https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3014638/hong-kong-extradition-bill-carrie-lam-hit-pause-button But "backed down" only implies that she is looking for a more opportune time to reintroduce the same...
by cassowary
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Malaysian Financier Indicted for Conspiring to Make and Conceal Foreign Contributions During 2012 U.S. POTUS Elections
Replies: 3
Views: 67

The dirty money went to oBUMa who else?

Remember you heard it here first. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/entertainerbusinessman-and-malaysian-financier-indicted-conspiring-make-and-conceal-foreign Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 10, 2019 Entertainer/Businessman and Malaysian Financier Indi...
by cassowary
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 140
Views: 2316

Re: Trade War

. This is my thoughts on tariffs. The prevailing idea is that when a country, say the US imposes tariffs on another, say China, there will be retaliation. So there will be job losses on both sides leading to a recession at least. I recall many economists saying Trump's trade war will lead to a Depr...
by cassowary
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Make Hong Kong Great Again
Replies: 40
Views: 528

Re: Make Hong Kong Great Again

Um, actually, the US justice system is better than Portugal's. See the Rule of Law Index 2019 The US is ranked 20th and Portugal is ranked 22nd best. Australia is ranked 11th. Congratulations, neverfail. We only have to see the cases of innocent people in the US being condemned to long sentences, a...
by cassowary
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Make Hong Kong Great Again
Replies: 40
Views: 528

Re: Make Hong Kong Great Again

If extradition to China is limited to people accused of a crime committed in China, and excludes residents of Hong Kong - who should instead be tried in Hong Kong -, maybe it should be considered acceptable. Sounds like a good idea. I do too - in the same way I have no objections to motherhood :) ....
by cassowary
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 140
Views: 2316

Re: Trade War

https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2019/06/14/industrial-production/ U.S. Factory Production Ramps Up While China Industrial Output Grinds to Slowest Since 2002 U.S. factory production bounced back in May after a four-month slump while the growth of industrial output in China fell to its slowest pace s...