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Re: Generational Dynamics World View News

Postby FishbellykanakaDude » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:05 pm

Gang!

If you take AntiFA as a role-model for "direct action", you have shit all over yourself.

Don't shit all over yourself! Nobody likes that. It's not "impressive", except in the negative.

..other than that,.. carry on...

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Re: Generational Dynamics World View News

Postby John » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:17 pm

** 13-Aug-2019 Scatology

FishbellykanakaDude wrote:> Gang! If you take AntiFA as a role-model for "direct action", you
> have s--t all over yourself.

> Don't s--t all over yourself! Nobody likes that. It's not
> "impressive", except in the negative. ..other than that,.. carry
> on...


What happened to you today to bring about that scatological rant?

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Re: Generational Dynamics World View News

Postby FishbellykanakaDude » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:15 am

John wrote:** 13-Aug-2019 Scatology

FishbellykanakaDude wrote:> Gang! If you take AntiFA as a role-model for "direct action", you
> have s--t all over yourself.

> Don't s--t all over yourself! Nobody likes that. It's not
> "impressive", except in the negative. ..other than that,.. carry
> on...


What happened to you today to bring about that scatological rant?


Uh,.. let'me think,.. well, it was really hot here today,.. and the dog threw up this morning, not to worry, she's fine,.. just got a bit too much french toast for breaky this morning (always a mistake),.. and, uh,.. spent 15 hours on busses and wandering around to get 40 minutes of work done that needed doing yesterday, 'cuz there's ONE freakin' bus out of town at 5:00am and only ONE back at 7:00pm, and I'm NOT paying crazy amounts of bucks to Uber it hither and thither, so there's that,..

..and the silly flag is force 4-ing it to a northerly wind, which means MORE heat in the next 36 hours or so.

I like WARM, but over about 85 I get a bit cranky, and getting to 104+ is well into my grumpy-ole-putz territory.

Anyway,.. I'd rather not see the good guys in Hong Kong blow it by goin' all AntiFA, and loosing their gains.

Sorry for all the poo, as it were. :)

..I should get my butt to the beach...

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Re: Generational Dynamics World View News

Postby John » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:19 pm

** 14-Aug-2019 World View: Peter Navarro's list of China negotiation issues

Peter Navarro is President Trump's Director of Trade and Manufacturing
Policy. He's considered to be a "hardliner" on the China
negotiations.

On tv today, he recited an interesting list of seven structural issues
in China's economy that have to be resolved by trade negotiations:

  • Cyber intrusion into business networks
  • Forced technology transfers in exchange for market access
  • Intellectual property theft
  • Dumping into our markets
  • State owned enterprises which are heavily subsidized
  • Currency manipulation
  • Killing Americans with fentanyl.

It's pretty clear that resolving these issues would take years, if not
decades to be resolved. Furthermore, these criminal activities are
deeply embedded in China's culture, which considers Americans to be
barbarians, and so it's doubtful that they could ever be resolved
without a war.

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Re: Generational Dynamics World View News

Postby FishbellykanakaDude » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:58 pm

John wrote:...
  • Cyber intrusion into business networks
  • Forced technology transfers in exchange for market access
  • Intellectual property theft
  • Dumping into our markets
  • State owned enterprises which are heavily subsidized
  • Currency manipulation
  • Killing Americans with fentanyl.

It's pretty clear that resolving these issues would take years, if not
decades to be resolved. Furthermore, these criminal activities are
deeply embedded in China's culture, which considers Americans to be
barbarians, and so it's doubtful that they could ever be resolved
without a war.


All those issues are "easily resolved" by simply enforcing US laws that would make those behaviors "impossible":

  • 1. Assign responsibility for Cyber Intrusions to INDIVIDUALS and destroy them via the "financial system"
    ( Cyber intrusion into business networks )
  • 2. Destroy any US company that transfers tech to any Chinese enterprise.
    ( Forced technology transfers in exchange for market access )
  • 3. See #1, target individuals from "companies" that benefit from the theft
    ( Intellectual property theft )
  • 4. "Disallow" (not sure what that means, but...)
    ( Dumping into our markets )
  • 5. Don't do business with heavily subsidized enterprises
    ( State owned enterprises which are heavily subsidized )
  • 6. "Re-Equalize" currencies that have been manipulated
    ( Currency manipulation )
  • 7. Create a "Fentanyl Distributors Deathsquad" to "discourage" transport and distribution
    ( Killing Americans with fentanyl. )

..although, I may well be using a definition of "easily" and "resolved", and probably "simply", that is rather "unique",.. shall we say.

Oh,.. and "re-equalize" too. :)
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Re: Generational Dynamics World View News

Postby John » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:39 pm

** 15-Aug-2019 World View: Thomas Friedman and 'Dell Theory'

The world-famous NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman was on CNBC this
morning, babbling about a lot of stuff, but one thing really caught my
attention.

He was talking about the US-China trade. He was babbling that we
should lift the sanctions a little, and then China will open their
markets a little, and the trade dispute will get resolved that way.
The guy's a complete idiot.

During the CNBC interview, he said the following:

> "Xi Jinping is one of the most important players in
> the story that we don't know anything about. What we know is that
> last May the US and China actually seemed to be on the verge of a
> deal but the Chinese made a giant U-turn. We know that that
> happened. Why did that happen? What is Xi Jinping thinking?

> We all know what Trump's position is. Does anyone have any clue
> what Xi's position is? Is he in favor of no market opening over
> ther? So I don't know the Chinese have done a very good job of
> explaining their position well, and it's one of the things that
> really concerns me."


This guy is supposed to be a respected journalist and worldwide expert
on the whole world. And he has no clue what Xi Jinping wants? Well,
at least his cluelessness "really concerns" him, so we can breathe a
sigh of relief.

I've said this before -- people my age have wondered throughout our
lives how Hitler could have so thoroughly fooled the British, when he
told Neville Chamberlain "peace in our time" as he was actively
building a war machine with plans to attack Britain. How is that
possible?

Listening to Thomas Friedman, we can see how it happened. It's
astonishing to see it happen again. Although Thomas Friedman is like
Neville Chamberlain, Donald Trump is like Winston Churchill, which is
fortunate for our country. The contrast between Thomas Friedman and
Donald Trump in terms of basic intelligence is mind-boggling.

Thomas Friedman is the author of what he calls "The Dell Theory of
Conflict Prevention," which states:

> "No two countries that are both part of a major global
> supply chain, like Dell’s, will ever fight a war against each
> other as long as they are both part of the same global supply
> chain."
> http://flatiswhereitisat.blogspot.com/2 ... flict.html
>


How can anyone be so stupid?

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Re: Generational Dynamics World View News

Postby Trevor » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:45 pm

Then I suppose he doesn't realize Russia helped build the military Hitler turned on them. When we rebelled against Britain, we were dependent on them for almost 90% of our gunpowder. Native tribes constantly fought each other despite being close trade partners.

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Re: Generational Dynamics World View News

Postby John » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:34 pm

** 15-Aug-2019 The left and WW III

Trevor wrote:> Then I suppose he doesn't realize Russia helped build the military
> Hitler turned on them. When we rebelled against Britain, we were
> dependent on them for almost 90% of our gunpowder. Native tribes
> constantly fought each other despite being close trade
> partners.


People in the mainstream media are deathly afraid of a war, because
then Trump will lead the nation through the war, and be recognized as
one of the country's greatest presidents, along with Washington,
Lincoln and Roosevelt. These people vitriolically hate Trump, so this
thought is unbearable.

What the mainstream media is really hoping for is a recession, since
that will make it less likely that Trump will be reelected.

It reminds me of when President Bush sent troops into Iraq for the
"surge" in 2007, the mainstream media, including the NY Times, were
actively supporting and helping al-Qaeda in Iraq, and wanted them to
defeat the US.

This is what I mean about the destructiveness and self-destructiveness
of Generation-X.


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