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Message 1250772 - Posted: 24 Jun 2012, 6:42:58 UTC - in response to Message 1250725.  

The US has been backing off manned space development for a long time -- simply not enough votes in it and votes are all that matters it seems.





I also think its stupid for the US to be ramping down its space program while China is ramping theres up. Once you loose the people with those skills they are hard to replace. And if you loose the institutional memory, You end up having to relearn things that didnt work.

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Message 1250867 - Posted: 24 Jun 2012, 14:22:14 UTC - in response to Message 1250772.  

Not votes, bribes, er campaign contributions ...
The US has been backing off manned space development for a long time -- simply not enough votes in it and votes are all that matters it seems.





I also think its stupid for the US to be ramping down its space program while China is ramping theres up. Once you loose the people with those skills they are hard to replace. And if you loose the institutional memory, You end up having to relearn things that didnt work.



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Message 1250888 - Posted: 24 Jun 2012, 15:14:23 UTC

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Message 1250941 - Posted: 24 Jun 2012, 16:44:19 UTC - in response to Message 1250867.  

Not votes, bribes, er campaign contributions ...


Ain't that (sadly) the truth.
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Message 1250999 - Posted: 24 Jun 2012, 18:51:36 UTC - in response to Message 1250867.  

Under Citizens United, it is much the same thing...



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Message 1251722 - Posted: 26 Jun 2012, 7:16:15 UTC - in response to Message 1250888.  

They're making a good start

The first bit of China in space, I wounder if it was a tea cup.


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Message 1251901 - Posted: 27 Jun 2012, 1:57:54 UTC

We are starting to move out forces back into the region, Because China is Rising.


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Message 1251918 - Posted: 27 Jun 2012, 4:01:43 UTC - in response to Message 1251901.  

The developing alliance between the US and Vietnam might be kind of interesting..


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Message 1258048 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 15:12:40 UTC

Worrying times for China? Are we heading into a worldwide depression?

Chinese inflation slows to lowest in 2 years

"There is still room for an interest cut by year end, but... the central bank will likely rely more on quantitative measures such as cuts in the required reserve ratio," Tang said.

It seems that many are using QE....too much of this soon becomes as bad as too little...

Here's hoping that someone somewhere can get the numbers right.......
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Message 1258063 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 15:52:22 UTC

It's gotta be a compromise somewhere in the middle.

Which is just impossible for most people, even though there are matching ideas on both sides of the spectrum that could lead to a common ground.
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Message 1258075 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 16:31:50 UTC - in response to Message 1258048.  

Sirius, I fear we are seeing a downward inward spiral of the interconnected industrial economies.
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Message 1258433 - Posted: 10 Jul 2012, 6:46:38 UTC
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For several years now I have been meaning to buy the Rosetta Stone Spanish language software, living in Florida it seemed a wise investment. But now instead I think we need to be learning Chinese. There is a limit on the number of refugees coming out of Cuba and Haiti but there is no limit on the number of Chinese that could someday occupy North America.

And if you live in Russia you better be in a hurry to learn Chinese. They need oil and a lot of it and Russia just may be where they decide to get it from.
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Message 1258609 - Posted: 10 Jul 2012, 23:36:58 UTC - in response to Message 1258433.  

I suspect the Chinese are looking to find oil in the South China Sea -- they claim that space already (Vietnam does as well, but they don't have nukes, like Russia).

Aside from that, they expect to corner the market on Iranian oil as well.





And if you live in Russia you better be in a hurry to learn Chinese. They need oil and a lot of it and Russia just may be where they decide to get it from.

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Message 1258925 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 14:53:03 UTC

We have the examples of Taiwan and Tibet. Is Japan next?...


Japan protests at Chinese ships near disputed islands

Japan has summoned China's ambassador to protest against the appearance of Chinese patrol boats near a disputed chain of islands in the East China Sea.

Three Chinese fishery patrol boats entered the area early on Wednesday and have since left, reports say. ...



There is gas and oil nearby... Is the "disputed" a diplomatic euphemism for "Wanted"?


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Message 1258929 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 15:07:51 UTC - in response to Message 1258925.  

The Chinese have been making expansive moves near all the waters around it -- it is one of the factors binding the other countries to the US. The US may end up with a base in Vietnam -- that would be interesting.
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Message 1260887 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 22:53:32 UTC

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Message 1260893 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 23:06:57 UTC - in response to Message 1260887.  

I see they're closer to Okinawa rather than Japan or China.

Does the US still have a base of operations at Okinawa?
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Message 1260933 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 1:16:07 UTC - in response to Message 1260893.  

Yes, the US still has a base in Okinawa -- which is part of Japan by the way.

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Message 1264434 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 14:16:23 UTC

Just wondering how much more of this is occuring?

China - EU Trade War?

With the US slapping on a 31% import tax, what would happen if the EU followed suit?
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Message 1264470 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 16:04:17 UTC - in response to Message 1264434.  

Just wondering how much more of this is occuring?

China - EU Trade War?

With the US slapping on a 31% import tax, what would happen if the EU followed suit?...

...then this "Controlled" depression will become a fully blown and out of control
DEPRESSION.


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