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2020-03-22 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
We'll Be Alright, and Then We Must Reckon with Communist China
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-03-22 03:43|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6488 views ]  Top

#1 Global distancing. Simply don't have anything to do with the SOB's.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-03-22 03:45||   2020-03-22 03:45|| Front Page Top

#2 Still waiting for a smart-phone/computer produced outside China without Chinese made parts.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-22 03:49||   2020-03-22 03:49|| Front Page Top

#3 ..have to wait for EPA approval to properly dispose of all those toxic chemicals involved in the manufacturing process, don't you know.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-03-22 07:08||   2020-03-22 07:08|| Front Page Top

#4 The Chinese have stolen or copied more or less everything they make from other nations that created, invented or perfected that process or manufactured good.

There is next to nothing that China makes - especially but not only mobile phone parts - that cannot be made just as well, if not much better - by China's neighbors, beginning with that other China located across the Straits.

"Global distancing" - ha! Love it.
Posted by Lex 2020-03-22 09:29||   2020-03-22 09:29|| Front Page Top

#5 My beef regarding smart phones is the egregious built in obsolescence. Nobody would tolerate it if you were forced to buy or lease a new car every three years because "no more software updates." This happens with phones just to keep the oems and the carriers happy. It needs to stop.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-03-22 13:21||   2020-03-22 13:21|| Front Page Top

#6 Remember that reckoning with Iran that followed 9-11?

Remember our distancing from Saudi Arabia?

This time for sure though.

LOL
Posted by charger 2020-03-22 14:21||   2020-03-22 14:21|| Front Page Top

#7 #5, I remember Microsoft doing that a few times. You're not wrong! People should not put up with it.
Posted by Thimp Clusort2035 2020-03-22 14:24||   2020-03-22 14:24|| Front Page Top

#8 That is why the Chicoms are doing a full court propaganda press right now. They know that their export model is in existential peril and can see that it can sink them.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2020-03-22 14:46||   2020-03-22 14:46|| Front Page Top

#9 This isn't the first pandemic that has come from China and it won't be the last. Whether the current shutdown of our economy is justified or not, it cannot be repeated every time some new bug gets loose in China. We need to quarantine the commie bastards until they learn to behave like respectable, civilized human beings.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-03-22 14:58||   2020-03-22 14:58|| Front Page Top

#10 I agree that we should put China back in its box, I just don't believe it will happen as a result of this particular crisis.

This will be a link in the chain of causality, but in and of itself it probably won't be enough to bring about any reckoning.

If the crisis passes, most of the powerbrokers will say "It's time to move on" (remember that old chestnut?) and "focus on the recovery and getting back to normal".

Never mind that "normal" is what got us here.
Posted by charger 2020-03-22 15:05||   2020-03-22 15:05|| Front Page Top

#11 If the US was the source of something similar you know the usual suspects would be demanding reparations. Let their silence be the answer if they attempt to play that kind of game against us in the future.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-03-22 15:26||   2020-03-22 15:26|| Front Page Top

#12 If the crisis passes, most of the powerbrokers will say "It's time to move on" (remember that old chestnut?) and "focus on the recovery and getting back to normal".

Oh, yes. I can almost hear them even now. Most unfortunate.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-03-22 15:41||   2020-03-22 15:41|| Front Page Top

#13 "Hi China?! This is President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.

As you may, like us, be experiencing a scarcity of toilet paper, you are hereby allowed to substitute all those TUS bonds held by you and your Senior Officials.

We're reviewing those owned by your pals.

Have a yuge day."
Posted by Anomalous Sources 2020-03-22 22:15||   2020-03-22 22:15|| Front Page Top

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