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by neverfail
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Can the US be Defeated by Russia or China?...
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: the home turf comes first.

As long as Russia and/or China avoid challenging US supremacy on the global Ocean but focus their attention exclusively on mainland Eurasia, I do not see how in the long run any crucial US national interest is threatened to the point where the USA would be moved to go to war. Ensuring the safety of ...
by neverfail
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Make Hong Kong Great Again
Replies: 39
Views: 524

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 neverfail
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:07 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 neverfail
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 140
Views: 2316

Re: Trade War

I'll drop POTUS a memo advising him to check out how they did things in Australia. I'm sure he will change up all of his policies in response. Marsupials rule! :lol: I realize that you wrote that tongue-in-cheek Jim but seriously: I wish that nations and governments could learn second-hand from oth...
by neverfail
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: June 13th Oil tanker attacks in the Gulf
Replies: 32
Views: 424

Re: Not just ornaments for the Saudi crown.

Now, who do you suppose the Saudis wish to deliver decisive response? What about the Saudis taking decisive action? What else are they going to use all their F-15's for - flyovers of public beheadings? Well perhaps the occasional carpet bombing of Houthi outposts Which shows that they have some pra...
by neverfail
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Make Hong Kong Great Again
Replies: 39
Views: 524

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 neverfail
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: June 13th Oil tanker attacks in the Gulf
Replies: 32
Views: 424

Re: June 13th Oil tanker attacks in the Gulf

It is published by the News Group Newspapers division of News UK, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Since The Sun on Sunday was launched in February 2012, the paper has been a seven-day operation. ... The average circulation for The Sun on Sunday in January 2019 was 1,...
by neverfail
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:03 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 neverfail
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: June 13th Oil tanker attacks in the Gulf
Replies: 32
Views: 424

Re: Backtracking...

Apparently these mines were put on the ships in port. The mines exploded in international waters where the Iranians tried to remove an unexplored mine. Purportedly the ship all dock in Iranian ports . What for? The only reason why any oil tanker would want to dock at an Iranian port would be in ord...
by neverfail
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: June 13th Oil tanker attacks in the Gulf
Replies: 32
Views: 424

Re: Four possible culprits

Clearly the mine being visible to an aircraft in a video indicates it is above the water line. How visible to the crew would a mine just above the water line be? If you want to sink a ship with a limpet mine the place to locate it is at or below the waterline : not high up on the ship's hull like t...