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by cassowary
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: America can defend Taiwan
Replies: 1
Views: 15

America can defend Taiwan

I am not sure but hope the writer is correct. See article. The Biden administration faces a stark reality: Over the next four years it’s possible that China will try to take Taiwan. For the first time since 1950, Beijing may reasonably think it has a viable military option to force what it regards a...
by cassowary
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Middle Eastern Christians and Syria
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Middle Eastern Christians and Syria

Sertorio, Yes, the Christians are allies of Bashar Assad because they are a minority, like Assad's group - the Alawite shiites. The Shiites are already a minority and the Alawites are a minority of the Shiites. Minority of a minority. So Assad needs to treat the Christians well. That's why they supp...
by cassowary
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: China's rosy GDP number are not all that it seems to be
Replies: 31
Views: 667

Re: China's rosy GDP number are not all that it seems to be

There is no evidence that the US oppressed Europe. But faith trumps facts. Not oppress, it just wants to impose its will on us. It sometimes seems to be able to do so - due to the weakness of our governments - but its capacity to continue doing so is almost exhausted. Russia, not the US, is our log...
by cassowary
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: China's rosy GDP number are not all that it seems to be
Replies: 31
Views: 667

Re: China's rosy GDP number are not all that it seems to be

Businesses must be allowed to fail. I quite agree. In the case of individual businesses that have been badly managed - and these can fail even when the economy is otherwise growing well: but NOT in the case of the entire national economy. I much prefer to live in a country that enjoys a consistent ...
by cassowary
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: China's rosy GDP number are not all that it seems to be
Replies: 31
Views: 667

Re: China's rosy GDP number are not all that it seems to be

Europe is so far away and so they don't feel threatened. Quite right - and from their perspective why should they? The only country which has ever threatened Europe, after 1989, is the US. :lol: In what way has the US "threatened" Europe Sertorio? Sertorio is a man of faith, Neverfail. His “religio...
by cassowary
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: China's rosy GDP number are not all that it seems to be
Replies: 31
Views: 667

Re: China's rosy GDP number are not all that it seems to be

No, Neverfail. It is you who don't understand the beauty of the free market. Just as you do not understand the beauty of sound economic management by good government: like the reassurence and stability it provides to private investors and ordinary citizens alike. It all depends on maintaining confi...
by cassowary
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump is a symbol of hope for Chinese dissidents
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Trump is a symbol of hope for Chinese dissidents

If China (meaning the PRC?) is a symbol of hope for Chinese citizens (as you claim in title) then it follows that they don't need the USA (even less so Trump). :D OP made a slight error. Now that's corrected, it might change the perspective a bit....'>....... It does Izz - but only in this way. If ...
by cassowary
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump is a symbol of hope for Chinese dissidents
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Trump is a symbol of hope for Chinese dissidents



Now the hope is dashed. :cry:
by cassowary
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: China's rosy GDP number are not all that it seems to be
Replies: 31
Views: 667

Re: China's rosy GDP number are not all that it seems to be

What government imposed constraints on private investment (your reference deleted) were you talking about Cassowary? I know of none. Then you don't understand how the free market is supposed to work. Interfering in the market by saving the property developers, banks and building unnecessary infrast...