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by Milo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: The Sciences
Topic: Bitcoin and crypto currencies
Replies: 82
Views: 17609

Re: The War Against the Dollar: the Alternative to SWIFT

neverfail wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:25 pm
Well, my country is not exactly lining up to join the Russian-Chinese "alternative". I cannot name too many others that would want to do so.
Two turkeys does not make an eagle.
by Milo
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech

As someone that spent a large amount of money on google, I can tell you this, it is all about $$$. Google is not my friend. And I have literally told Google that. Reports are that Google is refusing to do any work for the pentagon while build a special system for China that allows China to monitor ...
by Milo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech

As someone that spent a large amount of money on google, I can tell you this, it is all about $$$. Google is not my friend. And I have literally told Google that. Reports are that Google is refusing to do any work for the pentagon while build a special system for China that allows China to monitor ...
by Milo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: A dithering Obama emboldened China
Replies: 66
Views: 3102

Re: A dithering Obama emboldened China

China has had very significant Christian movements in the past and has them now.

I expect Christianity to take firm hold in China these days.
by Milo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"
Replies: 33
Views: 1447

Re: Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"

This is a pretty weird thread. 1) Retail spaces closing down is not indicative of a failing US economy. The economy is going at a record pace under Republicans. This phenomenon is about the historic rise of Amazon/Bezos, perhaps the most successful American business of all time. 2) What continues t...
by Milo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"
Replies: 33
Views: 1447

Re: Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"

Maybe retail isn't doing so well not because people are buying more online, it's because they aren't buying as much, period......... We know from September retail sales that Americans are spending less money on restaurants McDonald’s is the bellwether and it isn’t doing so well. Netflix is doing we...
by Milo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Oh Cannabis!
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Canada goes to pot?

Whilst in BC just a matter of months ago I saw shops that openly sold, even advertised, medicinal cannabis. Was I looking at the thin edge of the wedge? Actually the wedge was pretty thick by then. The Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club is a compassion club that has been in operation since January 1996....
by Milo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"
Replies: 33
Views: 1447

Re: Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"

Could this be the beginning of the Star Trek universe? 3D printers aren't anywhere close to Star Trek's replicators, but you're right that as technology advances, Adjusting for inflation, I can buy a new Chevy Cruze (subcompact) for the same price for which a Yugo sold in 1986, but the safety impro...
by Milo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Oh Cannabis!
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Oh Cannabis!

Pot is officially legal in Canada today! Of course the devil details will go on for years. Regulations involving the sale and distribution will fall to our provinces and territories, as will coping with impaired driving etc. Still, I expect our economy and justice system will benefit immensely. htt...
by Milo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"
Replies: 33
Views: 1447

Re: Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"

Bottom feeding. High level of private debt means that household budgets are tight. Amazon = the last steer drinking from the shrinking pool of water in the middle of the desert defore solar heat exhausts that supply. But the deals! :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: Huh? I don't know how far Amazon has go...