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  • in reply to: Debt Rattle January 26 2023 #127358
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    @John Day But I agree that a mother’s first duty is as a home maker – not a house keeper, that is something else – yet I am still a woke communist, I am distraught.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 26 2023 #127299
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    Economic Left/Right: -0.88
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.67

    Either this is bollocks or I am surrounded by communists and I am the only centrist.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 26 2023 #127287
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    Ooops, looks like my post missed the first paragraph: I am talking about Chinese New Year which is still happening here in Taiwan.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 26 2023 #127285
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    Beyond the taboos are the rituals such as ancestor worship. Worship is the wrong word, it is really rememberance and it is founded in the emphasis on family in both the Confucious and Tao moral codes (more based on Tao). The Chinese believe that there is no meaning to their individual lives other than as part of the family. The family has meaning and extends through time, so on CNY (and other festivals) they will celebrate their ancestors (known and unknown ancestors) by burning some insense and saying “Hi Mom and Dad” or something similar over their tomb. They also burn paper models of stuff they wish to give to their ancestors, all of which is pretty meaningless. This emphasis on ancestors is derived from the emphasis on family and your role in the family, that is it, there is nothing more to it.

    The Chinese do not like to ask questions, philosophical questions, such as the meaning of life, how the universe was created, is there a god out there. These are not valid questions to the Chinese and if you ask them these questions you will get a blank stare, they will not follow your thinking – I have plenty of personal experience of this. What they do dread is being forgotten, the memory of them being lost and their existence fading into nothing. This is all tied to the ancestor worship.

    Surrounding the ancestor worship is superstition. Somehow the Chinese believe that if you do not worship (still wrong word) your ancestors for a few minutes each day for the five days of CNY, then you will have bad luck throughout the year. Again it all comes down to luck. The Chinese are not spiritual in any way – I am ignoring the few Christians and Buddists – unless you consider superstition to be spiritual.

    During CNY the Chinese often visit friends. A common visit will involve food, drinks and gambling with cards or mahjong. Drinks are usually liquor, the Chinese local stuff is gallian, but they love scotch. The food can be pretty average as they cook traditional dishes, especially in the countryside. They are always very welcoming and hospitable and usually terribly bored because they are supposed to do nothing for five days, just hang out with their wider family. People will go round their friends, spending maybe a couple of hours at each friend, then moving onto the next place.

    The concept of face and of losing face just hampers their society. Forgiveness is not a part of their world. When someone loses face, the response is to sulk, the Chinese are great sulkers, so they will withdraw themselves from your presence and not communicate with you. Families have lots of sulking politics active at any one time, with different people at the meal table not talking to each other because of something that may have happened years before. One of the most interesting of these dynamics is that parents will sulk to target their children. Yes, a parent will refuse to talk to their child due to some misdemenour in the past, and I am talking about school age children, not adults. This is quite an amazing thing to me, but my guess is that this goes back to the emphasis on family. I know of someone who refused to talk to his son for a whole year because he misbehaved last CNY so the punishment was no communication until this CNY. All this becomes painfully evident at CNY when the family gets together. Like all things, this varies massively between families, some are very pro sulking, others do not tolerate it, all part of the rich tapestry.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 26 2023 #127226
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    Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has called on Western countries to supply fighter jets and long-range munitions, urging for more weapons just hours after the United States and Germany agreed to send heavy battle tanks.

    Why did NATO put the worst weapons into Ukraine when the Ukraine army is strong, then waited to put the expensive weapons into Ukraine when the army is weak and the mercenaries capable of operating this equipment are few and far between? Makes you wonder whether this is an exercise in theft: how best to convert the western governments old military equipment into financial assets that the oligarchs can get their hands on? Ship it to Ukraine, sell it on the black market. Only after all that gear is gone and the oligarchs have their fill will we send the real weapons over, but by then we will have run out of men, so we may just delay that phase. It appears to me to be a blatant exercise in theft of government assets. The west never even tried to topple Russia, which is why Russia has not overreacted to the USA’s army in Ukraine. Look at how the deal was set up, Kolomoyskyi puts Zelensky – front-man thief – into power, they then start a war, end democracy and start a thieving spree. Obviously a large number of western oligarchs are making a load of cash out of this. It is all part of the collapse of empire. Our rulers knew the military could not win a real fight, so they decided on a plan to turn all those weapons into cash.

    Now Ukraine is asking for fighter jets. I doubt they will ever get them, the reason being that the purpose of this war is done, the money has been stolen, the old weapons sold on the black market, the thieves will now move onto the next scam and the Ukraine war will recede into the background. The oligarchs who set up this scam will not fix the relations between Russia and USA, they have moved on, like locusts in the field, they don’t care about the destruction they leave behind. That is why energy is also being torn apart, all part of the plan to steal, steal whatever they can, that is how you become a billionaire, to steal.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 26 2023 #127224
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    I wonder how long it will be until the government passes a law that obligates the peasants – us – to pay the big pharmaceutical companies if we catch one of their virus creations. You just know this is where the whole vaccination industry is trying to get to: make hundreds of viruses, release them, test people for antibodies, charge them for the test and penalty charge them for the unauthorised use of their technology.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 25 2023 #127186
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    zerosum said

    Disabling a tank can be achieved by a close artillery explosion.

    When I was in the UK MoD back in the 80s, the perceived best way to disable a tank was to drop a shaped charge onto the top of it. The charge would descend on a parachute and explode on the top of the tank and the shock wave through the armour would result in a big block of metal being torn off the inner skin of the tank. The chunk of metal, maybe six inches in diameter, was referred to as a “cow pat” because that is what it looked like. The cow pat would fly around the inside of the tank at tremendous speed and would mince the occupants – death in a tank involves being cut into pieces. It could be an instant or painfully slow death. Nasty.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 24 2023 #127002
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    Although Americans are cunts, I had an interesting conversation today:

    A Taiwanese national who lives in America came to dinner today, it is Chinese New Year and she is a friend of my wife’s brother. She turns up for dinner, I engage her in a chat about where she lives (Orange country, California), I ask her why she moved there. She moved there because she was looking for a house but she was “amazed to find” that her father’s best friend lived in the next block. Okay, there is more to this story, but I will stay silent. She then tells me that her father’s best friend would invite her to parties and then, after everybody had gone, would let her take all the food home. I don’t know what it is, maybe the race to be infront, but I immediately said “As if you were the homeless”.

    Big mistake. What I did not realise is that the Chinese in Orange County do not mix with white people, it is an exclusively Chinese location and they know nothing of western humour, they do not understand what woke is etc.

    Anyway, this woman has home schooled her kid, we ask her why she did that, she says that she wants to be sure her kid gets into university. We are a bit suspect about that explanation, it is a lot of work hoem schooling a kid when you could put them in public school. We ask her whether she didn’t put her kid into public school because of woke. She turns around and tells us she does not know what woke is. Okay.

    The mother’s child is at the meal, so we ask him what he enjoys doing, he replies “fencing”. Oh, okay, that is a very upper class British sport that is vert traditional, mostly done at places like Eton. We ask this kid, who is ethnic Chinese, whether the white guys or Chinese guys are better opposition. He says remember he lives in Orange County, California – that he has never competed against a white guy, in fact he says he hs never seen a white guy fencing. Umm, very weird, why would the Chinese in Orange County be teaching their kids to fence, a traditional British sport …. I have no idea other than social climbing.

    Anyway, this lady, after she said she bought a house in Orange County, she said it was amazing but it was just two blocks away from her father’s best friend’s home. Anyway, the father’s best friend used to invite them around for parties and every time he used to give them ALL the left overs. So I – in my big mouth mode – said “what, as if you are homeless”.

    Five minutes later, my wife is talking to this woman about her kid’s university choice and woke. She has never heard of woke. My wife tries to explain to her, but the amount of data you have to convey is huge – who would ever believe woke exists unless they have seen it – so the woman blocks my wife. I say to her “If you send your child to a government establishment like a university, I suggest you do some research on the establishment first”. She immediately responds ” You accuse me of being homeless and now you are telling me I am a bad mother”. Umm, my first response was ” I did not say you were homeless, I said that you bought a home, next to your uncle, went to a party at your uncle’s house then he gave you all the left overs, as if you were homeless”. She refused to accept my explanation, so I left.

    I realised afterwards that Chinese people who live in Orange County have no idea of what is happening in America. Their kids do not see white people and they, as parents, do not understand normal white-person humour. My mother in law told me that, although this woman iives in America, and speaks English, she never mixes with white people, she lives in a Chinese village, she only speaks to Chinese people, she shops in Chinese shops (or vegetable shops for raw plants) and she eats Taiwanese food every day.

    I don’t blame her, I am in Taiwan and if I had decent beer, decent dairy, decent English-speaking company, then I would be swimming in that world. As it is, I have none of that, so I have to learn to love the Taiwanese culture.

    What blew me away about this conversation was that me saying a typical white guy phrase ” he gave you the left overs as if you were homeless” was interpreted by a California resident as an insult, even though they knwe that I knew they lives a block away from the party.

    I could teach you a lot of lessons about the Chinese, but most of you would not believe them, what with the western trend of people believing that China is the true, the real, communism. It is amazing how confused the west is about China, it is rather sad as it reveals the romantic preference of the west rather than the logical preference of the west.

    I don’t tell you about China because you – yes, all of you – are too biased in your romantic theory of life, to accept the reality of China. Maybe one day.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 24 2023 #127000
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    @Gonzalo F-16s Um, I lived in Stuttgart during the Iraq war, the US pilots in the local airbase would come into my regular pub. They would tell us how they had flown over Iraq today and killed X number of niggers. Then they fly back to Stuttgart and go down the pub. I am sure I have told this story here before. I would talk to them, ask them how they feel about this war, thay all – without exception – were pro war and pro American exceptionalism. When I asked them how they felt about killing children, their attitude didn’t change, they were pro-USA and any nigger that gets in their way is another point on the nationalism tally. Yes, these people were retards, they loved to boast about where they had been, any Russian spy in the pub – only senior ranks were allowed to drink in this pub – would have no problem knowning what was happening, after all, even if it is not your conversation, US citizens with a story to tell, and there were plenty in these Stuttgart pubs, would get louder, the more abusive their treatment of the enemy,

    Yes, that is my first hand experience of Americans abroad, they are cunts and they enjoy the pleasure of jumping onto their fighter in the morning, killing a bunch of Iraqis during the lunchtime period, then flying home to the pub in the evening. There are no other people who have earned so much of my contempt.

    Americans are cunts, the religious people will kill anybody to defend America, the left wing woke people will discretely change your child’s sex. Americans are cunts.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 23 2023 #126999
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    @Polemos Your writing is a pleasure to read.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 21 2023 #126796
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    Dr D said

    The whole Western culture is feminized, repressing its male expression.

    Watch the Ardern resignation announcement, she is surrounded by sychophantic women – like a teenage pillow fight starring fat, screaming women – then the TV “experts” get onto it and they are all dandys – a man who obviously focuses on how he dresses, his hair and his nails and is camp as fuck. Not a man, a dandy LGBT weirdo, the sort that used to be kept in the closet and ignored, or used as a eunuch to aid the wives of the real men. I only saw a youtube clip, maybe this is standard fare on modern TV.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 21 2023 #126762
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    Happy Chinese New Year, year number 112 in the Taiwanese calendar.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 21 2023 #126758
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    EU foreign policy commissioner Josep Borrell said on Friday that the West must keep sending weapons to Kiev, warning those who think Russia has lost or is doing poorly that Moscow has a history of winning long wars.

    Very interesting as Macron has also been sending underhand compliments to Russia, same as this Borrell idiot. It looks as though some in Europe are trying the sychophant approach to charm Russia and tell it how great it is with the intention of trying to get them to make the mistake of trusting the EU. Not a chance in hell that it will work, but they are desperate, they may as well give it a go.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 20 2023 #126726
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    Davos has attached, to the above video, the following listing for Helen Clark:

    Helen E. Clark
    Chair, Lancet Countdown High-Level Advisory Board on Health and Climate Change

    I can only assume that Health and Climate Change are linked, but the only link I can see is this: Climate change converts us all to renewables, but there are not enough renewable technology resources/minerals to go round – not enough for a new Tesla battery every 8 years for every person on earth – so they have to kill a bunch of people to make this a viable solution, hence the Covid vaccines.

    The survivors will retain their standard of living, it will be “green” in the “we dug up the entire earth to make this happen and completely destroyed the environment and all other creatures but we kept CO2 low”, sort of way, thanks to the deaths of the vaccine suckers.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 20 2023 #126725
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    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 20 2023 #126723
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    One other point about the communist countries in Asia. The people in positions of power know that they are in a privileged position, their goal is to hang onto that position, their goal is not to grow the business, so they are more concerned with keeping in with the top dog rather than demanding that you, the cigarette seller, sell more cigarettes through their dealer every year.

    On communism and capitalism. All systems collapse and the cause of the collapse is the nature of the people working the system, not the system itself. For example, here in Taiwan the teachers at public schools allow the children in their classes to read their mobile phones during the class. The teachers do this because they do not want to upset the parents. They do not want to upset the parents because as a teacher, you are tasked with teaching kids but your KPIs only depend on whether there is a complaint against you. If parents complain about you then you will not get your next pay rise that is associated with your seniority level which is measured by how long you have been a teacher. So, to get to the top level of seniority and get the best pay, you have to be nice to the kids to that their parents do not complain about you. You may wonder why Taiwan would create such a career structure for teachers given that there is no motivation in there to do a good job. Well, all I can assume is that the system worked when it was first created, it worked because the people of Taiwan were different, society expected teachers to push their kids and would only complain about a teacher if the kid was being treated too leniently. Society has now changed and it expects teachers to treat students more gently, as a result the system now does not really work as intended.

    The same happens with communism and capitalism. The systems may well work initially, but they depend on the attitude of the people and the rulers, as those attitude change and corruption works its way into being acceptable, then the system starts to break down. Communism is what it is in reality, the paper based version is all very well but it does not take into account the attitudes and values of the people. Unless the values of the ruled and rulers is examined, it is just a theory without any real meat on the bone.

    Look at the USA, corruption is now explitly flaunted by politicians, yet the people will support it if it is done by someone they perceive to be on their side politically. Why? The people do not have the same attitudes and values as the people who created the system, as a result this old system does not work with the new people. The USA system continually changes as the people change, the democracy aspect has become corrupted and no longer works the way it was intended when created. The system does not work with the peoples’ new values and so it will collapse and be replaced.

    This gradual decay is particularly evident in the USA where changes in the law to allow lobbying, foreign interests to back politicians (AIPAC etc), all these little steps corrode the system but are achieved because the people accept them, they come to accept lobbyists as normal, then the corporations start taking over etc.

    The lack of consideration of peoples’ values is why I never have persued the theoretical aspects of political systems, such as communism and marxism. It seems to me that all systems seem to have their time and place where they are successful and that depends on the fit with the values of the people. China has been served well by the CCP – if you ignore all the dead – and has changed the country beyond all recognition, this would not have been possible under a democracy. It is not theoretical communism, but it is real-word communism, the communism that combines the theory with the actual values of the people.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 20 2023 #126721
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    kultsommer said

    In communism there is no private production of “anything” on the scale that you described in your story.

    I am talking about communist countries, of which there are quite a few in Asia, including China and Vietnam. If you don’t like their description of themselves then take it up with them. As for private industry, there is a majority of private industry in both countries, all at very large scale. For example, Samsung has huge factories in both China and Vietnam, manufacturing on a huge scale, Samsung is a private company. A Taiwan company, Foxconn, makes Apple phones in China. There are many more western manufacturers and loads of Chinese private companies, but you would not be familiar with their names.

    Yes, words have meanings, which is why I use them.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 20 2023 #126623
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    Germ said

    Britain: NHS Director Confirms Hospitals Lied About Cause of Death to Create Illusion of COVID Pandemic

    I still don’t believe that Covid exists, happy to be persuaded but no real persuasion has been forthcoming. Trust your own brain and your gut, the rest is trying to kill you. I understand that some of the doctors on TAE believe in Covid, but if Covid has taught us anything, it is that doctors don’t know fuck.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 20 2023 #126622
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    One of the central themes of the World Economic Forum summit this week is “restoring trust”

    Psychos, all of them, including those in the UN, like Helen Clark. Restoring trust takes trust and these people overtly threatened the unvaxed as people who should die. No, not going to trust them. So they complain that people do not trust them: that’s what happens when you bully people, that’s what happens when you try to kill people with a vacine, that’s what happens when you continuously lie to people, that’s what happens when you stigmatise people, that’s what happens when you encounrage the vaxxed to hate on the unvaxxed, that’s what happens when you kill people on ventilators, that’s what happens when you put people in lockdown in order to slow down and extend the pandemic and thereby extend your emergency powers … I could go on, but we have lots of reasons not to trust the WEF wankers. Still looking for a SAM missile on the black market, someone has to shoot down one of those private jets.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 20 2023 #126620
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    Europeans hate their elites. The spoilt elites may tell their peoples: ‘Let them eat cake’. But they have forgotten that what the people want is bread.

    I don’t hate them so much that I wouldn’t eat them. Elites taste like chicken, from what I have heard, kind of ironic given that chicken is the cheapest meat. I could eat an elite sandwich.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 20 2023 #126619
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    Dr. D said

    Word of the day: Depletion.

    Go to Amazon, look for a surf board, nothing in stock. In fact, Amazon is becoming a dessert, so many products yet so few available. My advice to people on here who live in cold places: go buy a kerosene heater, a bunch of k2-kerosene (I think that’s what it’s called) and keep yourself warm without using the pathetic electric heaters which sometimes just never manage to raise the temperature by one degree and definitely will not work in a proper storm. Cheaper than electricity, will heat your place at over 10 times the rate of an electric heater, you can store months of kerosene in the yard.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 20 2023 #126617
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    To understand Davos, you need to understand government by power. Here in China, we have government by power. What does that mean? Government by power means that you want to sell your brand of cigarettes in China, so you need to meet the Chairman of China National Tabacco Corporation. After your meeting, your will go to a karaoke parlour with your new friend and he will introduce you to the person who will distribute the cigarettes for you, as in “you really should do business with Chen over here”. Easy, you have the CCP’s tip to go with this guy, who will pay the CNTC chairman a kickback, so you get to distibute your cigarettes. All good. Then after a year, your boss is complaining that you have only sold 10 fags in China when you should have sold 20, so now you have to go and somehow get Chen to put in place a decent distibution system, you have to fix Chen’s business if you are going to meet your boss’s goals, but Chen is paying half his income to the Chairman of CNTC, so he doesn’t have the money to improve his procedures, maybe you can help him by providing some under the table finance? But we are a listed company, we cannot do under the table finance, so we have to find a lawyer (ironic) to break the law and do it for us.

    We are watching the news and suddenly discover that the top person “Chairman of the party” has decided to fire the Prime Minister, the person responsible for managing the state corporations. Oh shit, this means that the Chairman of CNTC will be fired and the new Prime Minister’s buddy will be installed as Chairman, that means that our distributor will also be fired and we will have to find out from the new PM exactly who we should be using as distributor.

    So, we throw away all the work we have done in the last three years and now meet the new CNTC chairman, he identifies the person we should be using for distribution. We change all out distirbution procedures to adopt the new distributors, but they are crap and they do not deliver.

    My boss is pissed, I get fired for not delivering.

    That is communism, that is how all the communist countries in Asia work, that is why they are so sluggish to achieve anything. Here is an example of how it works, from Vietnam, communist but different from China: Two VPs are fired within the week, one for hyping the price of PCR tests and keeping the excess for himself and his buddies, second for hyping the price of visas and keeping the excess for himself and his buddies. They will probably be shot. Their boss, the president will probably be fired, as will the Prime minister, as a result all the companies in Vietnam will change to new service providers, people that are friends of the replacement appointments.

    There are no laws in communist politics, but if you make life difficult for those above you, you will be removed and shot. That was the case in Vietnam. Don’t feel sorry for these people, they have no law that they follow, they kill people, they steal peoples’ possessions, they are total crooks. They deserve no sympathy and their families often end up in poverty, a good job if it keeps them out of our face.

    Davos is full of these people, they are so ambitious to win, are so willing to take risks, but they can disappear in a moment, killed by another shit just like themselves, that is the game they play. It is all about greed, not need, just greed, greed for things that they do not need, their families do not need, it is just the pleasure of stealing.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 19 2023 #126594
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    AFKTT said

    … parliament being the place where there is no actual parleying, just fake ‘debates’ akin to ‘professional wresting’…you know, “I stand here and you do a move on me, and then you stand there and I do a move on you.”

    Great analogy.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 19 2023 #126593
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    Helen Clark believes we should all be nicer about Ardern, her protege. She believes that polarisation is the cause of the bad paople criticising Ardern, polarisation caused by people such as the unvaxed not obeying the leadership https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/01/19/helen-clark-denounces-hatred-vitriol-aimed-at-ardern/. Helen Clark is a piece of work, now working for the global government in the UN. She is blaming the people for the polarisation, not all the people, only the people who do not agree with the government, it is their fault that there is polarization and Ardern is going to make their lives a misery. She is complaining about a lack of plurality of views while censoring opposing views to enforce the singularity of the one acceptable view, the government’s view. Where have I heard this before? That NYT publisher guy, the entitled grandson of the Jewish guy who was the NYT publisher. The guy who has never done a day’s work in his life. Helen Clark and that Sulzberger are just completely detached from reality, they are stupid fuckers promoted to a position of incompetence.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 19 2023 #126589
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    Zelensky is obviously dragging out the war in order to keep his get-rich-quick scheme at full steam. Having sold his country to the USA, pretended to discard Kolomoyski his mentor, he is now reaping the benefits. Ironically, this is also beneficial to Russia as its economy is doing very well, finding a new tranche of customers, expanding throughout the non-western world. With the latest contributions to FTX and the Democrats, the circle of theft is complete, with “feedback” to keep the politicians sending more weapons to be sold on the black market.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 19 2023 #126586
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    thomasjkenney said

    I still have Mac tools I bought in 1988.

    Nice. Working with a good set of tools is a real joy.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 19 2023 #126534
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    Zuckerberg warned his staff not to get the Vaccine !

    The billionaires are not your friends.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 19 2023 #126533
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    The scientists used a vaccine that has a different mechanism of basic action than the mRNA jabs from Pfizer and Moderna, which turn our own cells into spike protein factories.

    Eh? Why? Who cares about some unknown vaccine? This is pure bullshit.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 19 2023 #126532
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    Looks like one faction is trying to get rid of Biden while the others are taking their time to pay up to protect him. Interesting Mafia politics. Biden will be fine, he is so inept nobody would bother wiping him out. The hair stroking people (clubs?) need not worry, he will be back with plenty of cash, although his reputation may be slighty damaged.

    Major risk: With all his cash, expect his daughter to sue him for sex in the shower. Meeee tooo.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 19 2023 #126530
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    Dr D said

    NY Times Publisher Sulzberger at Davos

    End of conversation. This entitled brat, pretending he can do his grandfather’s job, is really rather tiring. He complains about the lack of plurality then proposes a single view, refusing to accomodate plurality. What a fucking jerk, the guy doesn’t even know what he is saying. He should just go and molest another child.

    Disclaimer: I have never read the NYT on a regular basis, mostly because I have met a few of their reporters and have seen extracts of a few of their articles. My nose for bullshit is strong and I do not care that they are influential, that is just a further warning.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 19 2023 #126527
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    John Kerry, Brian Stelter etc. are very useful, they are like the Swastika flag, when you see them your mind switches turns off “serious” and switches to nanometer bullshit filter mode. You don’t need to think when these guys are on the screen, you know this is just an episode of animal planet with the bald coot swooning over the rich whore’s piece of man – yes, Kerry is the best man that the billionaire Teresa Heinz could get …. Davos really should outlaw the hooker and child hookers and take up a dating service between the sychophants and the ugly billionaires. Glad that Stelter has found a new home, he was always such a toady, he never had any morals or principles or values, he is a toady, like the Cane toads in Australia, you either punt them over the fence with a wood, or you let them be, it really depends on whether you had a good day today.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 19 2023 #126524
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    Microsoft will continue to hire in key strategic areas, emphasizing the importance of building a “new computer platform” using advances in artificial intelligence.

    Microsoft CEOs have promoted all the trends, from web services (are going to change the world, but didn’t) to now hanging onto the AI bandwagon. If windows uses AI it will be even worse than it is now, and from what I have heard that is pretty shit …. actually I have bought windows 5 times (maybe 6) but have never used it, it was preinstalled on computers I wanted to use, I wiped it before ever starting Windows. Bill Gates the pedophile managed to twist the US law so that they could force manufacturers to load Windows on their machines. Most machines do not offer the option of Windows or nothing, so you have to clean the disk on first boot then clear the BIOS of Windows poison. It was a pain in the arse and I used to hold out no hope until the Chinese took over the PC business and they now offer lots of very minimal BIOS etc. probably containing CCP spyware, but why would you care if you are not Han Chinese. Back to the way it was 25 years ago.

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    “Zelensky puts forward completely absurd initiatives, like a ten-point plan, where everything is piled up – food security, energy security, biological security, withdrawal of Russian troops from everywhere, Russia’s repentance, tribunal and condemnation,” Lavrov said.

    At least Zelensky is improving as a comedian. I had expected Zelensky to pull out his plonker and wave it at Lavrov. The world is run by retards.

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    FAA lowered their safety standards and is now as trustworthy as the FDA & CDC. Fly at your own risk.

    Hang on, this all started with the FAA. Let’s not forget Boeing and the 737 Max killer plus the Dreamliner wannabe killer. American engineering is now a joke except for small companies and a very few larger companies who still demonstrate how great the USA used to be in the engineering field, companies like SnapOn. They are still the best and still able to ignore the recession, because they are the very best and produce 10s of thousands of individual tools, amazing. Saw a joke today, went something like “you never see a jogger running down the street with a SnapOn tool box, joggers don’t work”. Says it all. Will the USA be able to wind back the clock and get back its engineering skills. That said, the USA has the worst domestic electrical system in the world, totally appalling, but there you go.

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    Just how dumb are these Yale undergraduates?

    Bring in a diversity student, graduate them to the morgue with a vaccination? I wonder how many blacks fall for this shit versus the milky white students. Milky white men or milky white ham planets with varicose veins, which ones get to the morgue first? I suspect that the population of black Americans is destined to rise well above the 12% that has been the concentration for the last few years. Mind you, that does not bode well for the USA, but will be interesting from a Darwinian perspective.

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    Ukrainian presidential advisor Oleksiy Arestovych was forced to resign after stating that the deadly strike on this apt building in Dnirpo was caused by a Ukrainian SAM missile, not a targeted Russian attack. Another casualty of Kiev’s information war.

    Plenty more students desperate to fill that role. Maybe Greta can help advise Ukraine? Just an idea, seems like they are losing people too quickly at the moment, what with that helicopter bomb.

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    DarkMatter said

    I do know a little about semiconductor physics and doping silicon at a rate of 1 part per million has a huge effect on semiconductor conductivity. Saying that 480 ppm has no effect on a system because “it’s just so small” is naive. Get a better argument. And stay away from fentanyl.

    A better argument is not possible because we do not know how the climate or even the weather – which is what makes up the climate – works. We cannot even accurately predict the weather 5 days in advance. The argument that 480 ppm is too small is perfectly valid. Sensitivity to inputs is as valid as the size of the inputs themselves, in any system, as are various other factors such as corrolation – as a physicist you will understand system dynamics and partial differentials. As an insulator CO2 will have a certain insulating effect for each concentration of CO2 – this will be different to the effect on conductivity caused by doping, just the way the world works – and so it is perfectly valid to say that 480 ppm of CO2 will have as good as no insulating effect within the atmosphere, because it is too small. As a physicist you will know this, so your comment is just bullshit for the sake of it, shouting down the messenger using arrogance to back up your argument. Your little knowledge is dangerous.

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    Ardern introduced NZ to QE: the theft of value from the consuming poor and the boosting of value of assets held by the rich.

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    A gift for AFKTT https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/01/19/prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-to-step-down/.

    No reason, she has too much contempt for the voters to feel she has to provide a reason. Seems to me she has received a better offer, maybe head of NATO or some big shot in the UN.

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    Why would Musk need to go to Davos? He has so much government money supporting his globalised green companies that it woul dbe a waste of time. Davos is a forum for government and corporations to meet in private, it is a facility provided by Klaus Anal, to override democracy. It is what could be described as super-lobbying, where the lobbyists line up the meetings then all the important people do the meetings at Davos. If you want a special grant to provide renewable energy from frog farts in Southern Australia, then your lobbyist lines up a meeting between your CEO and the head of renewables in Southern Australia, then they meet in Davos, share a whore, share a child whore, become mates forever, and after a few months Southern Australia starts a new innovatibe project in renewable energy from frog farts, all guaranteed by the blackmail pictures of the boys in Davos. Kind of like Epstein Island on roids. Why does Musk need to go, he has that all set up already.

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