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The Velvet Revolution was 1989, not 1969.
SHARKS (crossed out) MONGEESE (sic) WITH FRICKIN' LASER BEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS

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Tom Mazanec wrote:The Velvet Revolution was 1989, not 1969.
Thanks!

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** 13-Jan-2020 World View: Southern China
Warren Dew wrote: > The Chiang Kai Shek's nationalists were from primarily from
> "southern" China - that is, from the Yangtze River basin rather
> than from the Yellow River basin - but not so far south as to be
> Cantonese, which is perhaps best associated with the Pearl River
> basin. The Yangtze River basin area is still Mandarin speaking,
> as opposed to the Pearl River basin. When the Nationalists were
> driven out by the Communists, they did retreat south, but took
> their Mandarin speaking nationalist government with them to
> Taiwan.

> Plenty of Cantonese fled the Communists, too - my mother was one
> of them - but they mostly either stayed in Hong Kong or emigrated
> to the US rather than going to Taiwan.

> I think Taiwanese was the most commonly spoken dialect of Chinese
> in Taiwan in 1986. However, Mandarin was becoming more common as
> a result of all official schooling being done in Mandarin from
> 1945-1990 or so. Wikipedia says Mandarin is now the most commonly
> used language at home in Taiwan at 83.5%, but bilingualism is much
> more common than I realized, with Taiwanese at 81.9% using it at
> home.

> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Taiwan
That's a lot of good information. Thank you.

That also puts into perspective the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein
Broadway show Flower Drum Song.

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That also puts into perspective the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway show Flower Drum Song.
Not to mention another popular song from that show: I Enjoy Being a Girl.

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SHARKS (crossed out) MONGEESE (sic) WITH FRICKIN' LASER BEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS

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[quote="John"]13-Jan-20 World View -- In historic reversal, Iran admits shooting down passenger plane

Iran's 'Vietcong Tet Offensive'

** 13-Jan-20 World View -- In historic reversal, Iran admits shooting down passenger plane
** http://www.generationaldynamics.com/pg/ ... tm#e200113


Not only are the younger gens unable to do 2nd Grade math, they can't read a clock or show where the US is on a globe. Many are pushing for the voting age to drop. And then we have Greta Toonberg...

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** 14-Jan-2020 World View: Bubble
John wrote: > It's not clear that Trump even understands that there's a stock
> market bubble. But if he does, he wouldn't want it to burst
> before the election.
Higgenbotham wrote: > If he doesn't understand, it's because he chooses not to
> understand. Because he understood at S&P 2100.
Trump on 26 Sep, 2016 | 22:05 wrote: > Trump: 'We are in a big, fat, ugly bubble'

> Donald Trump reiterated his belief that Janet Yellen and the
> Federal Reserve are keeping interest rates low for political
> reasons during the first presidential debate on Sept. 26.

> "The Fed is being more political than Secretary Clinton," the
> Republican presidential candidate said.

> [urlhttps://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/ ... sg4p7wxrq2[/url]
OK, but I think it's more nuanced than that.

When I was talking about a bubble and crash in the mid-2000s, people
would say, "That can't happen. After the 1929 crash, laws were passed
to make sure that a new crash would never happen again."

As I pointed out at the time, those laws had all been repealed in the
1980s and 1990s.

And then there's the continuing mystery of Alan Greenspan. I followed
all his speeches in the early 2000s. All the mainstream economic
reporters were whining, "Whaaa, whaaa, whaaa, Greenspan uses big
words, and even though I'm supposed to be an expert, I'm actually too
stupid to understand what he's saying."

I didn't understand Greenspan's speeches at first either, but I would
go the Federal Reserve web site and read it over a few times, and then
I always understood. But that was beyond the mental capacity of all
the "experts" at WSJ, CNBC, and elsewhere.

So as I wrote at the time, Greenspan knew in 2004 that there was a
housing bubble, but he thought it was a good thing, because it gave
people more money. In Dec 2004, he told the WSJ that he knew in the
late 90s that a bubble was growing, but that he decided to take care
of it later. It wasn't until 2005 that he became alarmed.

Milton Friedman had "proved" that the Great Depression had occurred
because the Fed kept interest rates too high, and could have been
prevented completely by lowering interest rates a bit. He said that
any depression could be ended quickly by using a helicopter to drop
money and spread it around.

And of course Ben Bernanke said that he didn't believe in bubbles, and
always "knew" that a bubble could be safely deflated by using
Milton Friedman's helicopter idea.

The 2008 financial crisis proved that Friedman, Greenspan and Bernanke
were all completely full of crap. But then the Fed took up the battle
with quantitative easing.

So now we're in a huge bubble again, the hugest bubble in all of human
history. But anybody who talks about a stock market "crash" says it
will only fall 10-20%, because now the Fed is oh so clever, and has
"saved some bullets" to be used if there's a recession.

So when I say that Trump may not believe there's a bubble, what I mean
is that he knows about the 2000 bubble and the 2007 bubble, but he
doesn't believe that a bubble bursting will have severe consequences.
That's really no different than not believing in a bubble at all.

One other memory: In the mid-2000s, no one believed that there was a
housing bubble, even though it was completely obvious, as I wrote in
many articles. Mainstream financial analysts, economists and
journalists would say, "Housing prices can't go down -- people have to
live somewhere," and "Banks won't foreclose -- it's not in their
interest to do so" and "These housing construction firms know what
they're doing, and they wouldn't be building houses if it were just a
bubble."

It wasn't until 2010 that mainstream economist idiots even admitted
that there had been a housing bubble --- five years earlier!!!

And of course there was the whole subprime mortgage fraud, the biggest
financial fraud in the history of the world, that Obama covered up by
accepting hundreds of billions of dollars in donations to himself and
his cronies in exchange for not prosecuting.

So that's all in the past. Today we have Trump. I've said many times
that, because of his connection to Steve Bannon, and Bannon's
expertise in Generational Dynamics through working with me, Trump is
well aware that war with China is coming. The reporters in the media,
most of whom couldn't find China on a map, are totally baffled by
Trump's foreign policy, 98% of which makes perfect sense when you
realize that the issue is war with China.

But Bannon is also very aware of the coming financial crisis. In
fact, that's what the documentary movie Generation Zero was mainly
about, and that's the movie that Bannon produced and I appeared in.
So Bannon would certainly have told Trump about the danger of a stock
market bubble and global financial crisis.

But that doesn't mean that Trump believes it. Trump may well believe,
like all the mainstream idiots, that there's a bubble going on, and
even if there is a bubble, and even if the bubble bursts, then it
won't be any worse than the bubbles that burst in 2000 and 2007.
That's just as good as not believing there's a bubble.

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** 14-Jan-2020 World View: Alec Baldwin: Trump supporters responsible for destruction of America

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  • Donald Trump and Alec Baldwin


I've written about the loathing hatred that Democrats have had for
years for Tea Partiers, now the Trump supporters, repeatedly
threatening and inciting violence against them, using the epithet
"teabaggers," which is as bad as the n-word. I still recall Anderson
Cooper and Peter Bergen on CNN giggling and laughing with each other
over calling them "teabaggers."

The level of loathing by actor Alec Balwin is so delusional, that
it's still startling. Unfortunately, Baldwin's loathing for Trump
supporters and incitement to hatred and violence is common among
Democrats.

In a series of tweets yesterday, Alec Baldwin wrote the following:
> "American democracy has always been a struggle between
> the misaligned protections of specific freedoms and a raging, at
> times intoxicating, 12 cylinder economy. It demanded
> vigilant/consistent regulation, compassion for the
> disenfranchised, and the periodic display of a necessary sacrifice
> that allowed for the long term health of our society at the
> expense of short term whims.

> The desecration of those ideals and the near moral collapse of
> this country falls squarely in the lap of Trump’s supporters, as
> opposed to Trump himself, who is merely what psychology labels the
> 'objective negative function,' like fire, floods and earthquakes,
> it destroys, and only destroys, by its very nature. Without
> prejudice.

> It is Trump voters, particularly those who would re-elect him who
> bear the blame. For the undeniable and colossal destruction of
> everything that matters to us as Americans that cannot be merely
> monetized."
As we watch the increasingly delusional impeachment show by the
Democrats in Washington -- with the latest humiliation being that
Pelosi finally will capitulate completely and send the documents to
the Senate -- it's becoming increasingly concerning what the Democrats
are going to do next.

My father, a Greek immigrant, once told me that the violence in America
in the 1930s was so bad that he thought America would not survive.

The Democrat loathing of and hatred of Tea Partiers / Trump supporters
has nothing to do with Trump. It's the same kind of tribal hatred
that I've written about many times, and it's indistinguishable from
Hutu vs Tutsi, Han vs Uighur, or Nazi vs Jew. It's as old as time,
and the same evil is happening exactly the same today in America.

In fact, if you read Alec Baldwin's tweets, quoted above, Hitler might
have used exactly the same words to describe the Jews. This is, as I
said, as old as time.

The Democrats supported slavery during the American Civil War, and
formed the militant Ku Klux Klan after the war. For a century, the
Democrats through the KKK promoted discrimination and violence against
blacks, and lynching and murder of blacks. The Democrats are headed
for something similar today. The Democrats' loathing for blacks is
shown by their hatred of all that Trump has done to improve the
economy for blacks to historic levels.

I'm really concerned about the Democrats becoming increasingly violent
in 2021 if Trump wins re-election, and the Democrats realize that
they're facing four more years of the loathsome, smelly Tea Partiers /
Trump Supporters. They've become so delusional and so desperate that
they might try anything.

---- Source:

-- Alec Baldwin blames Trump supporters for 'near moral collapse of
this country'
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/i ... ollapse-of
(TheHill, 14-Jan-2020)

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Why do you listen to a self-admitted prognosticatory failure?

..I know,.. I know,.. for "contrast".

What he doesn't seem to realize is that the vast bulk of all populations are "normal people", who will deal with whatever they are faced with in a way that is most "happiness producing",.. and that this overwhelming mass of people are not over-intellectualizing catastrophe-mongers and hatred-mongers like himself.
"I don’t know what events will dominate the coming year, but I do know the intensity of hate and vitriol will increase. I do know military conflict in the Middle East will expand. I do know the political machinations in this country will surge as the election approaches. I do know the Deep State will do everything in their immense power to undermine Trump. I do know the Fed will QE and Trump will cheer every new stock market record. I do know I will be lied to and propagandized by the mainstream corporate media.

Lastly, I do know the risk of catastrophe rises as we approach the climax of this crisis. The outcome is uncertain, but the trials awaiting will surely test our strength and fortitude. I hope enough patriots will do the right thing and lead the country to a new beginning."
This joker sells anxiety.

Anxiety is worse than useless in times of chaos and mass "resentment" psychosis.

Think,.. don't emote.

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John wrote:.... So Bannon would certainly have told Trump about the danger of a stock market bubble and global financial crisis.

But that doesn't mean that Trump believes it. Trump may well believe, like all the mainstream idiots, that there's a bubble going on, and even if there is a bubble, and even if the bubble bursts, then it won't be any worse than the bubbles that burst in 2000 and 2007.

That's just as good as not believing there's a bubble.
..and people will carry on carrying on.

Money will be made,.. money will be shifted from here to there (though mostly to "there"),.. people will eat,.. people will starve,.. the war will be terrific "fun" and terrific "horror",.. things will change,.. things will stay the same, even in their changing...

And the wheel will do what it always does. Keep right on spinning. :)

..a perpetual turning battle (see: combat flying) with "the wheel" is futile, though possibly amusing and entertaining.

There's no killing the wheel. Find a more productive activity, and simply proclaim your happiness, regardless of...

Do I really need to say it? :)

Aloha a me mahalo īa kākou! <shaka>

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