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41) Message boards : Politics : China (Message 1819833)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37468566
The former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund has told the BBC a slowdown in China is the greatest threat to the global economy.

Ken Rogoff said a calamitous "hard landing" for one of the main engines of global growth could not be ruled out.

"China is going through a big political revolution," he said.

"And I think the economy is slowing down much more than the official figures show,"

Mr Rogoff added: "If you want to look at a part of the world that has a debt problem look at China. They've seen credit fuelled growth and these things don't go on forever."

Last week, the Bank of International Settlements, the global think tank for central banks, said that China's debt to GDP ratio stood at 30.1%, increasing fears that China's economic boom was based on an unstable credit bubble.

The figure was described as "very high by international standards" by the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England, which will now test British banks' exposure to a Chinese slowdown.

British banks have $530bn worth of lending and business in China, including Hong Kong. That is about 16% of all foreign assets held by UK banks.
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Mr Rogoff said that European economies and the US had to ensure they were "on their feet" before any slowdown started to bite.

"The IMF has marked down its forecasts of global growth nine years in a row and certainly the rumour is they're about to do it again," he said.
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"In Europe, central banks are buying up a significant proportion of the corporate debt market - that's what you do in China, in India, they're doing that in Japan also.

"There are all sorts of other pressures and I worry in the long run that central banks are losing their independence."
42) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1819831)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
@mods thanks for trying to keep this a place for civil discourse. Given the tone of the campaigns I know how hard that is.

@JumpinJohnny that are a few of us here who have many of the miscreants on ignore. You might try that. http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/edit_forum_preferences_form.php See section on message filtering. Once they go away the rest of the thread is better for discussion.
43) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1819829)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Glenn, that isn't the way the FDA works. Make any change, even minuscule to the delivery method and it is a brand new drug that has to be tested from scratch. Proven safe and effective. I'm not saying it should be that way, however it is that way.

As to those delivery things you mention, all have a patent, it would have to be licensed. Frankly it may be, but there will always be a minor tweak that results in another patent making it unique. The lawyers wouldn't allow it any other way. New patent and "new drug" and you have your monopoly all over again.
44) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1819798)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
I wonder if the number of Mod caution notices in this thread is any indication of how terrified supporters of a particular candidate are that the other candidate will hit a grand slam?
45) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1819794)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Bluster, and bombasity, are two things you and DFT have in common.

DFT? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DFT
46) Message boards : Politics : Athelets and Celebrities anthem protests (Message 1819779)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
I have had previous accounts, but have no way of EVER getting back into them.
Might ask about that over in Q&A. There are methods.
47) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #4 (Message 1819778)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
http://fox61.com/2016/09/25/beef-sold-in-connecticut-recalled-after-2-hospitalized-due-to-e-coli/
HARTFORD –Beef from a Massachusetts slaughterhouse is being recalled after testing positive for E. Coli and sickening people in several states including two in Connecticut according to state and federal agencies.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health and the United States Department of Agriculture said this weekend, meat products sold at farmers markets from the Adams’ Slaughterhouse in Athol, Massachusetts, including veal, bison and beef, tested positive for E. coli. The contamination made two people in Connecticut sick as well as others in nearby states.
48) Message boards : Politics : Gary Johnson for President (Message 1819774)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/gary-johnson-future-human-race-space-exploration-article-1.2805788
"We do have to inhabit other planets. I mean, the future of the human race ... is space exploration. So, no, we should be prudent with the environment. We care about the environment," he said.
49) Message boards : Politics : Athelets and Celebrities anthem protests (Message 1819772)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
[For someone who only joined the boards 3 days ago

He didn't "join" three days ago. He is a sock puppet.
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V8 (Message 1819751)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
I get the feeling this will be an exhausting one.
51) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1819737)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
How long are they going to allow knives. We need knife control NOW!
Another day another 6
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/25/6-stabbed-fight-near-boston-nightclubs/91076346/
Six people were stabbed early Sunday morning in a popular clubbing area of downtown Boston following a fight, and police said at least one suspect was at large.
52) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1819726)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Forget about Hillary. It's already decided. Trump will be the new President, and WWIII will start in 2018, or late 2017.

Civilization as we know it, will end.

Might be the plan to get global CO2 emissions under control. Darwin on the fools!
53) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1819724)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Donald Trump's vision of America Several times a day.
54) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1819698)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
It may be great 'Reality TV'.

Noting real about 'Reality TV'. Unless they both croak, and save America, this is real.

Gary Johnson for President.
55) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1819693)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
WOW! & before the 1st vote has been logged. What arrogance!

Nope. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/early-voting-states-228435 Voting is underway.
56) Message boards : Politics : Athelets and Celebrities anthem protests (Message 1819692)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Well, IMO, the Star Spangled Banner is too staid.

You should have adopted the South's anthem as "Dixie" is much more musical :-)

Thought you would have said https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG1W7JDWv50
;)

In the past maybe, but in the modern America where it's shoot first, ask questions later - nothing beautiful about that.

No, that is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0bs9ZvM8gQ
57) Message boards : Politics : Athelets and Celebrities anthem protests (Message 1819682)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Well, IMO, the Star Spangled Banner is too staid.

You should have adopted the South's anthem as "Dixie" is much more musical :-)

Thought you would have said https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG1W7JDWv50
;)
58) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1819681)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
A lot of people are pretty uninformed about drugs

An inhaler is two drugs. The first is the active ingredient, long generic, anybody can make and is dirt cheap. The second drug is the machine that blows it. That machine has to be tested to the standard of "safe and effective" and a patent is issued to the maker of the machine so no one else can duplicate it. When the world came off CFC's new machines had to be made and tested and new patents issued. You do want to test it to be sure it doesn't overdose or under dose, or have some part that people have an allergic reaction to. That testing has to be done on general morons er population so that the idiots get a chance to f' it up. Same damn thing on epi-pens. Drug companies love these two drug things, because it lets them wrap a new patent on an old drug. Now maybe vapes should be classed as a drug delivery device and required to be tested to the safe and effective level?

Now a country that doesn't require testing to the safe and effective level, well, thalidomide.

Now as to that price, it isn't the cost of the drug and machine. That price is the cost of that testing and the lawyers needed to write the reports to convince the regulator that it is safe and effective. Then there is the profit motivation of that patent granting a monopoly. I suppose someone will want to do away with patents, like on wi-fi.

BTW I think someone mentioned GSK. Nice UK company. Amazing how they will price gouge the US. After all it isn't like we saved their sorry butts in WWII or anything. It isn't like their drugs only have to pass the standards like thalidomide.
59) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1819672)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
We are obviously meandering until after Monday Night's Debate.

Tuesday morning will be very interesting.

No the FSB says it is so, the debate won't matter or they already supplied Trump with enough material to assure the outcome.
60) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 89 (Message 1819671)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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