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by neverfail
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Water war in Africa?
Replies: 25
Views: 424

Re: Water war in Africa?

I looked up an online map of the region and saw how the GERD seems periously close to the Ethiopia-Sudan border. I investigated further and found I was right: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is a 6,450 MW hydropower project nearing completion on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia, located about 30...
by neverfail
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Water war in Africa?
Replies: 25
Views: 424

Re: Water war in Africa?

Ellen, this has nothing to do directly with the topic under discussion but I thought that it might be of interest to you anyway: https://oilprice.com/Energy/Natural-Gas/Egypt-And-Israel-Look-To-Capitalize-On-Natural-Gas-Resources.html?fbclid=IwAR0Z-IJQpZw-q6IPc8_vT4WLL8VEj4Sl35uLD_oq1d3ZJBy6ENDC6F9W...
by neverfail
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: China and the US
Replies: 29
Views: 640

Re: China and the US

Now, moving back on-topic, away from all that bullshit: :lol:

https://asiatimes.com/2021/01/us-must-s ... w-analyst/

US must set up joint command with Taiwan, now: analyst
by neverfail
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: China and the US
Replies: 29
Views: 640

Re: China and the US

Crimea became a part of Russia in 1783 when Russia was Russia, not the Soviet Union. In 1783 Russia was the main part of the Czarist Empire ruled by the legendary Czarina Catherine the Great. The population of Crimea was then overwhealmingly Tatar. Russian settlers were sent in after for the sake o...
by neverfail
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Water war in Africa?
Replies: 25
Views: 424

Re: Water war in Africa?

Thanks for the anecdote about Papua New Guinea. That "country", if you can call it that, was one of Spengler's favorite objects of reference when talking about the death of languages. Every month or year (can't remember which) one spoken tongue in Papua New Guinea goes silent, as urbanization, mode...
by neverfail
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: China and the US
Replies: 29
Views: 640

Re: China and the US

Crimea actually split from the Ukraine before voting to rejoin the Russian Federation. As to the Austrian anschluss and the Sudetenland, these are not comparable to what happened in Crimea, since the former was imposed from the outside while the latter was a wholly decision by the Crimean people. R...
by neverfail
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Not everyone in Russia is happy with Putin.
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Not everyone in Russia is happy with Putin.

I don't recall Russia poisoning any Russians either. Unnecessary when there are so many quick, discrete and efficient ways to kill them, if so wished. In any case, you seem to think that putting people in prison for their political ideas is just fine... By the way, when was it the last time you pro...
by neverfail
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australia and China
Replies: 19
Views: 359

Re: you just can't keep a good country down.

Despite hte much vaunted "trade war" the PRC is waging against Australia we have still ended 2020 with one of our largest trade surplusses ever _ a large part of which have been due to purchases from China. Exports to China drive $9b goods trade surplus https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/exports-t...
by neverfail
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australia and China
Replies: 19
Views: 359

Re: Australia vs China and Google

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/01/google_threatens_to_remove_its_search_engine_from_australia_as_tech_titan_takes_on_an_advanced_nation_state.html Good luck with this fight. Success would bring about a change in the unlimited power that tech companies and bullies have at the moment. Than...
by neverfail
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Water war in Africa?
Replies: 25
Views: 424

Re: Water war in Africa?

Ellen, As often, I found your most recent post on Ethiopia illuminating. One thing I have discovered is that the task of the president (or Prime Minister, or any other top politican) in a multi tribal, multi-ethnic state like Ethiopia can't be an easy one. " Uneasy on the head rests the crown" . Ima...