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by Sertorio
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Can the US be Defeated by Russia or China?...
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: Can the US be Defeated by Russia or China?...

Why the S-400 Is a More Formidable Threat to US Arms Industry Than You Think by Federico Pieraccini - June 15, 2019 https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/06/15/why-s400-is-more-formidable-threat-us-arms-industry-than-you-think/ Generally, when discussing air-defense systems here, we are refer...
by Sertorio
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Make Hong Kong Great Again
Replies: 39
Views: 523

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 Sertorio
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Make Hong Kong Great Again
Replies: 39
Views: 523

Re: Make Hong Kong Great Again

Talking about rankings, I came accross one which some of you may find interesting:

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by Sertorio
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Make Hong Kong Great Again
Replies: 39
Views: 523

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 Sertorio
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 140
Views: 2316

Re: Trade War

All the standard economic textbooks say tariffs are bad for you. Keep this up and I will throw them away. Like everything else in economics, tariffs sometimes are bad and sometimes are good. It all depends on the circumstances. Ideological positions in economics - as in everything else - do more ha...
by Sertorio
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Make Hong Kong Great Again
Replies: 39
Views: 523

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 Sertorio
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Make Hong Kong Great Again
Replies: 39
Views: 523

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.
by Sertorio
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Do you know your social media credit score?
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Do you know your social media credit score?

Welcome to 1984...
by Sertorio
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Make Hong Kong Great Again
Replies: 39
Views: 523

Re: What a joke.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-48618484, The Hong Kong people (henceforth will be referred to as the Hongkees - learn a few Singapore slangs, guys), does not want extradition treaty with China because they don't trust the Chinese legal system to be fair and impartial. There is no rule of...
by Sertorio
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Can the US be Defeated by Russia or China?...
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: Can the US be Defeated by Russia or China?...

Gentlemen, you assert a lot :) I would wagger, you assert way too much :P Who prevails in a war depends on a lot of factors, including geography, relative stakes for each of the warring parties, how the war began etc. For that reason, there is but little to be said about probable outcome of war "in...