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by neverfail
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: How China is driving Australia and Trump into each other's arms
Replies: 0
Views: 8

How China is driving Australia and Trump into each other's arms

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/politi ... 505mr.html

Unhappy is the country that cannot trust its biggest external trading partner.
by neverfail
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: next recession could rival the Great Depression
Replies: 36
Views: 518

Re: next recession could rival the Great Depression

You guys are still fighting World War Two. Not at all. You'll note that I specifically referred to cyber warfare, and the near impossibility of the hoi polloi like us to meaningfully speculate on the capabilities thereof of Russia, China, or the U.S. But if WWII is any lesson, dictatorships do not ...
by neverfail
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 462
Views: 111637

Re: US Foreign Policy

1. Enormous increase in the price of oil; 1. The U.S. has enough proven reserves to take care of itself. What you're suggesting would demolish the European and Chinese economies. Steve; is there some law in the US that compels local producers to sell their oil at below the prevailing world price?
by neverfail
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: next recession could rival the Great Depression
Replies: 36
Views: 518

Re: next recession could rival the Great Depression

Hubris... And completely outdated, if you take into account the more modern Russian military assets. Besides, nobody wants to threaten the US territory proper. All "we" would want would be to push US armed forces back behind its national borders. An isolationist US would serve "us" fine... Like wha...
by neverfail
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Civil War
Replies: 33
Views: 621

Re: Civil War

Saying foolish things has had at least the advantage of enabling you to avoid the question I put: would a United Kingdom of Britain and Canada be a way out of present diffculties for both countries? Since Queen Elizabeth is already Queen of Canada, why not?... I cannot see how it will help either c...
by neverfail
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: next recession could rival the Great Depression
Replies: 36
Views: 518

Re: next recession could rival the Great Depression

oBUMa is a man of the left. Obama is/was a Democratic Party member. In the US this party has gained voter support disproportionately from the poorer and more marginalised sectors of society (and more from employees than from businessmen). Any party anywhere on earth is basically in the same situati...
by neverfail
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: next recession could rival the Great Depression
Replies: 36
Views: 518

Re: next recession could rival the Great Depression

Years of super low interest rates have prompted asset speculation, not solid investment. The gains have been all paper gains. Tax cuts within an already overheated economy do not correct but rather exacerbate that. That is true. oBUMa's policies led to a weak recovery. So to keep the economy from s...
by neverfail
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: next recession could rival the Great Depression
Replies: 36
Views: 518

Re: beware of taking the narrowly focused, short-term view.

Looked at from the perspective of a businessman that would likely be true. But I try to see things through the prism of the broader economy. As you would be aware, I have not formed a high opinion of Trumps integrity so to me a jump in business confidence brought on by his election brings to my min...
by neverfail
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 462
Views: 111637

Re: US Foreign Policy

The agreement was, in the view of many, not in the best interests of the US. While needy European and Middle Eastern nations may disapprove, I've got no problem with the US disavowing agreements not in America's best interests, regardless of what non-US entities think. No. I do not see the European...
by neverfail
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 462
Views: 111637

Re: US Foreign Policy

Talk about your false premises . . . The agreement was not a "treaty." It was hardly "fundamentally sound." But, I'm pleased that you apparently approved of it - confirms my suspicions re your level of perspicacity on US foreign policy issues. Now, repeat after me, at least 10 times: "US foreign po...