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by neverfail
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: June 13th Oil tanker attacks in the Gulf
Replies: 37
Views: 499

Re: June 13th Oil tanker attacks in the Gulf

Chronic Conflict in the Global World: Right at Your Doorstep or on Your Computer https://static.pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/user-content/13/files/2019/06/tanker.sized-770x415xc.jpg Fears that the Gulf of Oman will be the new Gulf of Tonkin are unlikely to come true. It is much more probable that I...
by neverfail
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 144
Views: 2393

Re: Trade War

IOW, the Chinese were ripping us off, more than those who were in the know wanted to let on? The Chinese are cutting prices to keep their factories humming. So it seems that their profit margins were high enough to allow them to cut their selling prices without making a loss. But they can't keep th...
by neverfail
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Make Hong Kong Great Again
Replies: 48
Views: 645

Re: The Ultimate Insult - Hongkee protestors waved British flag

How can capitalism be the source of evil? The same way that anything of this Earth can be Cass. The devil is quite impartial as to the instruments he uses to undertake his dirty work. As a growing boy undertaking studies at a Catholic Church school I gained the fake impression that the Catholic Chu...
by neverfail
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Make Hong Kong Great Again
Replies: 48
Views: 645

Re: The Ultimate Insult - Hongkee protestors waved British flag

Only in the last three years before transfer of power to China were some vaguely democratic changes introduced in this system. I doubt the people of Hong Kong would like to go back to such undemocratic rule. Technically true, but so what! No, they may not want to go back to that but I suspect that ...
by neverfail
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Can the US be Defeated by Russia or China?...
Replies: 21
Views: 229

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: 48
Views: 645

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: 144
Views: 2393

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: 144
Views: 2393

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: 37
Views: 499

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: 48
Views: 645

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....