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** 16-Sep-2020 World View: Ho Chi Minh's name
pbrower2a wrote: > A minor detail: Ho Chi Minh originally went by the name Nguyen
> Sinh Cung.
Thanks for pointing that out. Apparently he changed his name
several times:
> "The year 1925 also marked the founding of the Viet
> Nam Thanh Nien Cach Menh Dong Chi Hoi (Revolutionary Youth League)
> in Guangzhou by Ho Chi Minh. Born Nguyen Sinh Cung in Kim Lien
> village, Nghe An Province in May 1890, Ho was the son of Nguyen
> Sinh Sac (or Huy), a scholar from a poor peasant family. Following
> a common custom, Ho's father renamed him Nguyen Tat Thanh at about
> age ten. Ho was trained in the classical Confucian tradition and
> was sent to secondary school in Hue. After working for a short
> time as a teacher, he went to Saigon where he took a course in
> navigation and in 1911 joined the crew of a French ship. Working
> as a kitchen hand, Ho traveled to North America, Africa, and
> Europe. While in Paris from 1919-23, he took the name Nguyen Ai
> Quoc (Nguyen the Patriot). In 1919 he attempted to meet with
> United States President Woodrow Wilson at the Versailles Peace
> Conference in order to present a proposal for Vietnam's
> independence, but he was turned away and the proposal was never
> officially acknowledged. During his stay in Paris, Ho was greatly
> influenced by Marxist-Leninist literature, particularly Lenin's
> Theses on the National and Colonial Questions (1920), and in 1920
> he became a founding member of the French Communist Party. He
> read, wrote, and spoke widely on Indochina's problems before
> moving to Moscow in 1923 and attending the Fifth Congress of the
> Communist International (see Glossary), also called the Comintern,
> in 1924. In late 1924, Ho arrived in Guangzhou, where he spent the
> next two years training more than 200 Vietnamese cadres in
> revolutionary techniques. His course of instruction included study
> of Marxism-Leninism, Vietnamese and Asian revolutionary history,
> Asian leaders such as Gandhi and Sun Yat-sen, and the problem of
> organizing the masses. As a training manual, Ho used his own
> publication Duong Cach Menh (The Revolutionary Path), written in
> 1926 and considered his primer on revolution. Going by the name Ly
> Thuy, he formed an inner communist group, Thanh Nien Cong San Doan
> (Communist Youth League), within the larger Thanh Nien (Youth)
> organization. The major activity of Thanh Nien was the production
> of a journal, Thanh Nien, distributed clandestinely in Vietnam,
> Siam, and Laos, which introduced communist theory into the
> Vietnamese independence movement. Following Chiang Kai-shek's
> April 1927 coup and the subsequent suppression of the communists
> in southern China, Ho fled to Moscow."

> http://memory.loc.gov/master/frd/frdcst ... cima_0.pdf
Perhaps in my book research I'll find out why he made the change from
"Nguyen" to "Ho", both of which are highly significant names in
Vietnam's history. His extensive study of history means that the
change was almost certainly related to the Ho Dynasty and Tay-Son
rebellion.

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There is such a thing as being (bitterly?) ironic. I remember reading of a Greek tyrant back about the 4th Century BC who had the sobriquet "Sacker of Cities" who failed to conquer Thebes I think it was and gave up his siege. That title may be ironic, bestowed on him by the Thebans.

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Navigator wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:00 pm
Guest wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:41 pm
I don't have the income right now to afford $100. Times are rather tough for me. How much will the completed paper edition cost? I would rather have that than a digital edition.
I can certainly appreciate that.

To save costs, we will just put out the book in pdf format. The final book would be $20-25.

Each copy will be watermarked to show the purchaser (that way, if bootleg copies get out, we can trace them to a source). You can print the pdf, either at home or at a copy place. Sorry, but printing will be up to you.
I don't see the country having a fully functioning postal service after the election. I really would like to buy a couple copies of this book, maybe three copies, but I need to have it before Election Day.

This country is on the brink.

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SMEs with a revenue of 200 billion dong ($8.8 million) will also see a 30% reduction in corporate income taxes.
That's a lot of dong.

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Re: Q1 of Manuscript Ready

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Navigator wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:33 pm
The "First Quarter" of the manuscript of "How to Prepare for What's Coming" is now ready.

If you have donated $100 or more to the campaign, you can now get this material. You should have received a confirmation code (note that some of you only donated $50. In that case, your code is for when the book is half done, which is not yet).

Please send your confirmation code to me by email to this address:

navigator@comingstorms.com

I will then send you a watermarked copy of the manuscript. Note that your copy is for YOU ONLY, it is copyrighted by my company, and it is watermarked and password protected for a reason (that we can continue to get funding for completing it, and for supporting John's efforts here).

Please give me up to a day to get your email, prepare your personal copy, and send it to you by email.
I'd like to donate but only up to $20. Would this help? Should I just wait for the manuscript at your website? Thanks.

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Guest wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:07 pm
I don't see the country having a fully functioning postal service after the election. I really would like to buy a couple copies of this book, maybe three copies, but I need to have it before Election Day.

This country is on the brink.
What do you think is going to happen?

I find dire predictions and sites like this amusing, because I believe structurally that there are great problems too, but like the economy, it seems everyone predicts calamites for years or decades and then spends even more years explaining why "It hasn't happened yet."

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Cool Breeze wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:28 pm

I'd like to donate but only up to $20. Would this help? Should I just wait for the manuscript at your website? Thanks.
Any donation will help move it along. At this point there is not enough funding to get the next quarter of the book done. We need to get to $2350 in this campaign to get to that point. Funding campaign at this site:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/coming-storms-preparation

$20 would probably get you the book when it is done. I haven't discussed the final price yet with John.

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I was sent a note saying my email address is unavailable.

You can reach me at

navigator@comingstorms.com

We currently need an additional $1500 in the campaign for the next quarter section of the book.

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Guest wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:46 pm
SMEs with a revenue of 200 billion dong ($8.8 million) will also see a 30% reduction in corporate income taxes.
That's a lot of dong.
You can say that again.

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Guest wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:26 pm
Guest wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:46 pm
SMEs with a revenue of 200 billion dong ($8.8 million) will also see a 30% reduction in corporate income taxes.
That's a lot of dong.
You can say that again.
That's a lot of dong.

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