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jacsar
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In Reply To: triage's post @ May 23 2020, 09:18 AM

Hi triage, could you please give the title and name of the author of the book mentioned ...thanks in advance...jacsar

 
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In Reply To: early birds's post @ May 22 2020, 09:55 PM

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Mick will be happy with his gold and silver holding!!


I doubt gold and silver will be of any more use than copper or iron or Aluminium if there is a war between the superpowers.
No one wins, we are all losers.
Its just that some of the people who run things are bigger losers than the rest.
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triage
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In Reply To: early birds's post @ May 22 2020, 09:55 PM

EB - no, not a cornered animal. My own view is that it was always China's intention to erode away HK's independence over time. Just as it has always been the CCP's intention to finally defeat the KMT and take over the island of Taiwan. Mao wanted to finish the job in the late 40's but Stalin wouldn't let him so it has been a burr in their saddle cloth for over 70 years.

I've just finished off a book by an ex-senior US military bloke, who spent time as a defence attache in Beijing and then on their National Security Council. He is firmly of the opinion that the Chinese believe that the military option is not the way to go so have engaged in what he calls a total war, where they use diplomacy, trade, culture, IT, and other things to gain all the things they want. A simple example is that Margaret Thatcher agreed to hand HK back when it was pointed out to her that if China cut of the electricity and water it was providing to HK the colony would collapse in a matter of days. They might send in the troops to kill off the last of the resistance in HK in coming months or years but that battle was effectively fought and won decades ago with no need for violence.



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early birds
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https://www.afr.com/world/asia/china-moves-...20200522-p54vjm

the nightmare situation happens step by step.

that is what happen when you try to corner a animal whom with sharp claws and teeth.
when chinese dosen't have any more incentive to keep current states quot , then, first HONG KONG, next is Tawan.
and USA gonna intervene, then war break out between US and China.....then there will be nuke bomb......
bleak picture?? the possibility is increased big time now.

Mick will be happy with his gold and silver holding!!



 
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it's worse than that. As I understand it, the salaries of most UN (and presumably other IntOrg) employees are included in a country's aid budget. Bugger all gets to recipient nations ....



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mullokintyre
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It seems that Hipocracy is alive and well in many places.



Here is a tweet reporting that Pascal Saint-Amans – Director for the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration – believes that a post-COVID world will have zero tolerance for tax avoidance.

Of course when you don't pay tax yourself, its ok to demand that everyone else does.

from the OECD perks page

"The basic salary is specified in the offer letter and is payable in euros, as are all other allowances (family-related allowances, expatriation and installation). Emoluments (basic salary and allowances) are payable in arrears, with the exception of the installation allowance which is payable on taking up duty.
Emoluments are exempt from taxation in most Member countries of the Organisation, including France."

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mullokintyre
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Investors are dumb as dishwater.

From Wolfstreet

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Uber Lost $3 Billion on $3.5 Billion in Revenues. Fake “Profitability” Delayed. Another Quarterly Horror-Show. Markets Eat it Up
by Wolf Richter • May 7, 2020 • 143 Comments
This hoped-for fake “profitability” isn’t profitability, but “Adjusted EBITDA,” Uber’s own homemade creature.
By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET.
Uber – which announced another round of mass-layoffs this week of 3,400 folks or 14% of its staff – reported another classically horrendous quarterly loss this evening.

Revenues rose 14% in the first quarter, ended March 31, to $3.5 billion. But operating expenses, despite cost cuts and the series of layoffs, jumped by 16% to $4.8 billion. And there were “other expenses” of $1.8 billion and interest expenses of $118 million, a tax benefit, and a couple of other things. And the net loss tripled to $2.94 billion.

It’s astounding that investors don’t throw in the towel on a company that is over 10 years old and has many thousands of employees but still loses nearly $3 billion on $3.5 billion in revenues.

In Q1 2019, its last pre-IPO quarter, Uber lost $1 billion on $3.1 billion in revenues, according to its earnings report today. In Q1 2020, it lost $3 billion on $3.5 billion in revenues. This is not a propitious trend.


Almost as silly as investing in oil explorers.
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Nah, hes a politician who let the girl take the heat for the ruby princess inquisition from Brett walker.
Standard fare from them.
Got nothing going for him - white, male, conservative .

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After all the NSW coronavirus disasters, politician Brad Hazzard has this to say ,

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Mr Hazzard said he was sorry about the high number of deaths but maintained that NSW was “leading the world” in its containment of the virus.


Does he have no shame ? Is he delusional?

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