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    Default The Trump of Pahrump

    Nevada’s most notorious pimp, Dennis Hof, had been running for state legislature when he was found dead at one his whorehouses on October 16, two days after his 72nd birthday.

    "It's all because Donald Trump was the Christopher Columbus for me," Hof told the Associated Press in a phone call. " He found the way and I jumped on it."

    Listing what he shared in common with Trump, Hof said: "We're both famous — and infamous. We're both high-profile. We're both celebrities. We're both successful businessmen. We both have reality television shows. We both have written books. We're both rich and we can't be bought.

    "There's a lot of similarities. And we're doing it for the right reasons."

    With Trump as a model, Hof ran for office, aiming to reshape the GOP (into what, you guess?)

    His campaign slogan “Made Nevada Nevada Again” (MNNA) was a bizarre mirror of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign's catchphrase "Make America Great Again" (MAGA). He called himself the “Trump of Pahrump,” after his hometown in Nevada.

    He got over 60 percent of the vote in the heavily Republican district he was favoured to win. However, by the time he was dead, it was too late to take his name off the ballot. Republicans in the state urged voters to cast their ballot for him anyway to keep the seat from the Democrats. Under state law, if a candidate who has died is elected, the seat is still considered vacant and will be filled by the county commissioners, who will select a fellow Republican who resides in the district to serve Hof’s 2-year term.

    Since a dead pimp could be elected to office even though he died three weeks ago, I use his self-assigned nickname "the Trump of Pahrump", humorously or sarcastically, to denote the ideal candidate (male or female) for any selection such as election, job, prize, honour, etc.

    In short, the Trump of Pahrump denotes the perfect or ideal candidate for a selection.

    The following sentences show the use of the new term:

    (a) After interviewing 100 job applicants, the manager finally found the Trump of Pahrump to be his secretary.

    (b) The majority of voters were casting protest votes as they could not find any Trump of Pahrump among the three presidential candidates.

    (c) The old king regarded the youngest of the seven princes as his Trump of Pahrump for the crown.

    (d) Of all the candidates who sat the government examinations, he scored the highest grade to become the Trump of Pahrump for the priesthood.

    (e) The party's secretary-general said at an election rally: "We would be doing a disservice to the people and the country if we field a team of mediocre candidates. All our candidates are the Trumps of Pahrump for serving the country and the people. In other words, they are the crème de la crème of the country."

    (f) The television presenter spoke to the audience: "Here are the ten finalists in the singing contest. All are the Trumps of Pahrump, but only one will trump all to become the champion tonight. So vote wisely and carefully."

    (g) The defence minister spoke at a press briefing: "As long as I am the defence minister, only the Trumps of Pahrump can enter the armed forces. Mr X's quick rise to the rank of brigadier general is due to his qualifications and abilities, not that he is the president's son."

    (h) The manager explained to his employees: "I have to emphasise that promotion in the company is transparent, fair and square. As long as you are the Trump of Pahrump, you will have the chance of promotion. The two new executives are promoted by virtue of their qualifications and work performance, not because they are my boss's relatives."

    (i) The prime minister spoke to the media: "Fake news is going viral that Mr A and Miss A are appointed to senior positions in the cabinet because they are my children. Let's put the issue in perspective. Both of them are graduates from Ivy League universities and are high flyers in the private sector. To accuse me of nepotism is utterly outrageous! They are appointed into the cabinet because they are the Trumps of Pahrump. In short, they are the best I can find to serve the country and the people."

    P.S. Fortunately or unfortunately for America, Dennis Hof, the first Trump of Pahrump, was taken away prematurely by the Grim Reaper, otherwise he could reshape the GOP (into what, you guess?) and become the next US President as he modelled himself on Donald Trump whom he claimed to share many similarities.

    Sources as listed below:

    https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/ju...ins-gop-prima/

    https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na...311-story.html
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    Donald Trump's infamous Hitler-style rabble-rousing chants: "Lock her up! Lock her up!"

    "What happens when you're confronted with a politician (Trump) who is utterly without shame? You can reveal where he's lied, explain all the facts, and try as hard as you can to inoculate the public against his falsehoods. But by the time you've done that, he has already told 10 more lies." -- Paul Waldman

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    Default Trump "roasted" on difference between weather and climate

    The following are excerpts from Stephanie Haney's 25 November 2018 news report headlined "'Average' high school graduate roasts Donald Trump on the difference between weather and climate as the president tweets implying that record cold temperatures on a single day disprove global warming".

    (Begin excerpts)
    An 18-year-old from India who graduated high school with self-described 'average marks' went viral with a tweet schooling President Donald Trump on the difference between weather and climate.

    Trump, 72, tweeted on Wednesday about record cold temperatures striking the US on a single day, followed by a phrase implying that such an occurrence disproves global warming.

    Astha Sarmah from the city of Jorhat in the state of Assam responded throwing so much shade at the US Commander in Chief, that her tweet was liked almost 15,000 times and retweeted more than 3,000 times.

    Experts also weighed in, with one climate scientist calling the president 'a dangerous clown' for his remarks.

    Trump's tweet, which was liked nearly 110,000 times and retweeted close to 28,000 times, read:

    'Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?'

    When Sarmah read that, she fired back, writing:

    'I am 54 years younger than you. I just finished high school with average marks. But even I can tell you that WEATHER IS NOT CLIMATE. If you want help understanding that, I can lend you my encyclopedia from when I was in 2nd grade. It has pictures and everything.'

    Sarmah was pointing out to the president that the temperature on a single day cannot be compared to global warming, which is defined by Dictionary.com as, 'an increase in the Earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.'

    Climate, itself, is defined as, 'the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.'

    NASA has helped break the interplay between these concepts down on an even more basic level.

    'In most places, weather can change from minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour, day-to-day, and season-to-season. Climate, however, is the average of weather over time and space,' the website for the federal agency reads.

    'An easy way to remember the difference is that climate is what you expect, like a very hot summer, and weather is what you get, like a hot day with pop-up thunderstorms.'

    Global warming, therefore, is just one indicator of climate change, which is defined by Dictionary.com as, 'a long-term change in the Earth's climate, especially a change due to an increase in the average atmospheric temperature.'...

    Former Vice President Al Gore also lashed out at the Trump administration accusing the president of seeking to 'bury' the report on climate change by releasing it on Black Friday.

    Gore has become an outspoken advocate of the need to take steps to prevent global warming. Gore became a prominent spokesman on the climate debate with the 2006 documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth.'

    'Unbelievably deadly and tragic wildfires rage in the west, hurricanes batter our coasts — and the Trump administration chooses the Friday after Thanksgiving to try and bury this critical US assessment of the climate crisis,' Gore said in a statement on Friday.

    'The President may try to hide the truth, but his own scientists and experts have made it as stark and clear as possible.'...

    Sarmah isn't wrong about global warming existing, but she is wrong about one thing. It's not her opinion. Global warming is an observable, scientific phenomenon.

    Michael Mann, a scientist at Pennsylvania State University, told HuffPost:

    'This demonstrates once again that Donald Trump is not an individual to be taken seriously on any topic, let alone matters as serious as climate change. He is a clown, a dangerous clown.' (End excerpts)

    Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...e-weather.html
    Donald Trump's infamous Hitler-style rabble-rousing chants: "Lock her up! Lock her up!"

    "What happens when you're confronted with a politician (Trump) who is utterly without shame? You can reveal where he's lied, explain all the facts, and try as hard as you can to inoculate the public against his falsehoods. But by the time you've done that, he has already told 10 more lies." -- Paul Waldman

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    Default To have/get a trade deal with (someone or an entity)

    Donald Trump claimed that India wants to have a trade deal with America primarily to keep him happy. During his White House news conference on Monday, October 1, 2018, Trump referred India as a “tariff king” and reiterated his allegations that New Delhi has a high tariff rate on various American products.

    In view of this, I coin the expression "to have/get a trade deal with (someone or an entity, e.g. a country)” as an idiom to denote “primarily to keep someone or an entity happy”. The following sentences show how to use the new expression:

    (a) The anxious mother tried to have a trade deal with her crying baby by feeding him.

    (b) The woman had a trade deal with her jealous husband by promising to smile at no men other than him.

    (c) As the president failed to get a trade deal with his people, he was voted out in the next election.

    (d) The man asked his girlfriend, "Do you want a trade deal with me now?" His girlfriend replied angrily: "Stop kidding! It's not party time but parting time. I am going to marry my new boyfriend next week."

    (e) The sadistic husband asked his wife: "Are you ready to have a trade deal with me tonight?" His wife retorted: "I have enough of your domestic violence. I am going to hit back tonight."

    (f) The bully asked his victim: "From today onwards, I am going to double my protection fees. Are you ready to have a trade deal with me by paying me your new monthly protection fee of $200 now?"

    His victim replied: "I have been learning kungfu secretly under Bruce Lee for the past six months. Now I want you to have a trade deal with me by paying me a monthly protection fee of $300 instead, otherwise I shall break your neck with my powerful kungfu chop."

    (g) The king spoke to his people on television: "My fellow countrymen, ask not what your country can do to have a trade deal with you, ask what you can do to have a trade deal with your country."

    (h) The hermit sage spoke to a visiting politician: "My honourable president, ask not how the world can have a trade deal with your country, ask how your country can have a trade deal with the world."

    (i) The legendry wise man spoke to his audience: “Don’t expect the climate to have a trade deal with us. Instead we should get a trade deal with Nature by treating it as though it is our sole newborn baby.”

    Source: https://www.india.com/news/world/don...happy-3358115/
    Last edited by reedak; 03-12-2018 at 06:53 AM.
    Donald Trump's infamous Hitler-style rabble-rousing chants: "Lock her up! Lock her up!"

    "What happens when you're confronted with a politician (Trump) who is utterly without shame? You can reveal where he's lied, explain all the facts, and try as hard as you can to inoculate the public against his falsehoods. But by the time you've done that, he has already told 10 more lies." -- Paul Waldman

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    Default Huawei CFO arrested on US order

    1. Hot on the heels of the Trump-Xi meeting at the G20 in Buenos Aires, the Trump administration took three hostile actions in quick succession against China.

    (a) As usual, the Jekyll and Hyde US leader keeps up pressure on China by tweeting threats of more tariffs if he cannot get what he wishes for.

    (b) It was reported on December 4 that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told diplomats and officials In a foreign policy speech that Trump was not abandoning its global leadership but instead reshaping the post-World War Two system on the basis of sovereign states, not multilateral institutions, as it sees fit to stop “bad actors” such as Russia, China and Iran from gaining.

    (c) It was reported on December 5 that Canada has arrested Huawei's global chief financial officer in Vancouver, where she is facing extradition to the US. The arrest is related to violations of US sanctions against Iran. Meng Wanzhou, who is one of the vice chairs on the Chinese technology company's board and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested on December 1 and a court hearing has been set for Friday.

    2. Meng's arrest throws into question whether Chinese citizens and tourists are safe when they travel to countries allied to the US. Now it seems Chinese could be arrested anytime in those countries and extradited to the US to be charged for violation of US laws. It is noted that US sanction against Iran is itself a violation against international law. Hence it would be an outrage and laughing stock for a country that violates international law to arrest and charge foreign citizens as though their countries are US colonies.

    It is noted that Meng is a potential successor to her father. Through this arrest, it seems that the US is trying to destroy Huawei once and for all. This in turn is an attempt by the US to destroy China’s high tech industry.

    It is ironical that Meng was arrested on December 1, the day of the Trump-Xi meeting at the G20 in Buenos Aires. It would be surprising that Trump and his top aides were unaware of it. It shows that Trump has no sincerity in improving US-Sino relations.

    Are those hostile actions taken by Trump as additional bargaining chips? If so, he needs to go for a mental checkup.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKBN1O3102

    https://money.usnews.com/investing/n...on-iran-report
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    Donald Trump's infamous Hitler-style rabble-rousing chants: "Lock her up! Lock her up!"

    "What happens when you're confronted with a politician (Trump) who is utterly without shame? You can reveal where he's lied, explain all the facts, and try as hard as you can to inoculate the public against his falsehoods. But by the time you've done that, he has already told 10 more lies." -- Paul Waldman

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    Default The Tariff Man is coming

    1. Donald Trump tweeted on 4 December 2018:

    "....I am a Tariff Man. When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. It will always be the best way to max out our economic power. We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN."

    Source: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...70500535902208

    2. In view of this, I use the expression "Tariff Man" humorously or sarcastically to denote a kind of bogeyman (of either sex) with the following characteristics:

    (a) An imaginary monster or evil spirit used by adults to frighten children into good behaviour.

    (b) A terrifying spectre or peeping phantom that strikes fear in sexual miscreants by hiding under the bed and crawling out at unexpected moments.

    (c) An apparition or hobgoblin that bankrupts businessmen if they cannot keep him happy.

    (d) A person or thing that is widely regarded as an object of fear.

    3. All the above-mentioned Tariff Men are different from other imaginary spirits or bogeymen. They have Jekyll and Hyde tendencies, being mercurial and contradictory in behaviour and speech. As an object of fear, a Tariff Man has contradictory characteristics too. For instance, morphine (as an example of Tariff Man) has a high potential for addiction and abuse. Although it can kill a person by stopping his breathing, it is used to treat moderate to severe pain in hospitals.

    The following sentences show how to use the new term "Tariff Man".

    (a) The mother told her son: "If you don't behave well, the Tariff Man will come to get you."

    (b) The president told the coal miners that climate change is a Tariff Man created by an enemy country to discourage them from digging "beautiful, clean coal".

    (c) The presidential candidate portrayed the opposition as a Tariff Man out to break the country into a thousand pieces.

    (d) The adulterer had a nightmare of being dragged into a closet by the Tariff Man last night.

    (e) When asked by the shop owner on ways to improve his business, the witch proposed creating an altar for the Tariff Man in a corner of his shop.

    (f) The politician accused the media of being the true Tariff Man of the people in the dissemination of fake news.

    (g) The angry woman accused her husband's mistress of being the Tariff Man who wrecked her dreams.

    P.S. Like bogeyman, Tariff Man, being an imaginary monster, is used for both genders.
    Donald Trump's infamous Hitler-style rabble-rousing chants: "Lock her up! Lock her up!"

    "What happens when you're confronted with a politician (Trump) who is utterly without shame? You can reveal where he's lied, explain all the facts, and try as hard as you can to inoculate the public against his falsehoods. But by the time you've done that, he has already told 10 more lies." -- Paul Waldman

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    Default Trumpian dinner

    1. With regard to the mysterious arrest of the Huawei CFO, it is obvious she has been targeted and followed for a long time by the US spy agency. It would not come as a surprise that the Trump administration was planning to arrest her on December 1, which fell on the same day of the dinner meeting, in order to embarrass the Chinese government.

    Since Trump took over the presidency, a number of Chinese were arrested for dubious charges either on US soil or in US allied nations. It is obvious that the Chinese “offenders” have been targeted and followed for a long time by the US spying agency. Hence it is not surprising that the US spy agency has a list of Chinese citizens (businessmen, military personnel, scientists, students, etc.) for arrest at the right moment.

    However doubtful the conspiracy theory, there is no doubt that Trump and his top aides were aware of Meng's arrest on the same day during the dinner meeting. This shows the hypocrisy of the Trump administration at the trade talks.

    2. Regardless of whoever was paying for the dinner on December 1, it is obvious that the dinner came as a high cost for China as the US would quite likely slap an astronomical fine on Huawei for the dubious "crime". With regard to this, I coin the term "Trumpian dinner" for a meal which the guest has to pay more than the "pound of flesh" on the dinner table. In other words, a Trumpian dinner ultimately comes with a high price and serious consequence for the guest. The following sentences show the use of the new term.

    (a) It was a Trumpian wedding dinner for dozens of people as they fell ill a few hours later after reaching home.

    (b) On the way home after dinner at a restaurant, John was killed in a road accident. "What a Trumpian dinner!" cried his wife.

    (c) A week after eating out with his boss, the employee received a bill from the restaurant demanding him to pay for the Trumpian dinner.

    (d) A Mafia godfather was shot dead by a sniper at the restaurant doorstep after attending a Trumpian dinner meeting with another gang leader to settle some issues.

    (e) It was a Trumpian dinner for the guests as they later discovered that they had eaten beef products contaminated with mad cow disease.

    P.S. What's the US fuss about others going against its unilateral action against certain countries? If China is so enraged by the continuing US harassment and detention of its citizens, she may be forced to hit back at US violation against international law (i.e. she could go all out to do business with Iran, North Korea and Russia). Does the US Empire have a prison gigantic enough for the Chinese population of 1.4 billion?

    http://www.worldometers.info/world-p...na-population/
    Last edited by reedak; 07-12-2018 at 01:19 AM.
    Donald Trump's infamous Hitler-style rabble-rousing chants: "Lock her up! Lock her up!"

    "What happens when you're confronted with a politician (Trump) who is utterly without shame? You can reveal where he's lied, explain all the facts, and try as hard as you can to inoculate the public against his falsehoods. But by the time you've done that, he has already told 10 more lies." -- Paul Waldman

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    Default Will Kim accept Trump's invitation to the US?

    1. The following are excerpts from an article by Jesse Johnson, staff writer of the Japan Times, posted on December 2, 2018 under the headline "Trump says three sites under consideration for January or February meeting with North Korea’s Kim".

    (Begin excerpts)
    A second U.S.-North Korea summit is expected to be held in either January or February, with three sites currently under consideration, U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday.

    Speaking aboard Air Force One, Trump was quoted as saying that said a second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will happen soon, with the location and timing continuing to be hashed out as the two sides work toward the goals agreed to at the landmark first summit in Singapore in June.

    Media pool reports quoted Trump as saying that he and Kim are “getting along very well” and have a “good relationship,” and that at some point he’d like to invite the North Korean leader to the United States.

    Trump did not announce the candidate sites, but some observers have speculated that the president’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and Seoul could be possibilities.... (End excerpts)

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20.../#.XApac_ZuLIU

    2. After the "Meng Incident" in Canada, one would wonder whether Kim will dare to have a second summit at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, not to mention of a state visit to the US at some point. In particular, when Trump talks about “getting along very well” or having a “good relationship" with the “very honorable" Kim whom he once mocked as "Little Rocket Man", Kim ought to look at the dark side of Trumpian friendship, Trumpian deal and Trumpian dinner.

    Under his "America First" or "All Free" (AF) world order that turns into a free-for-all, the Jekyll-and-Hyde US leader resorts to the banditry of the bygone era. International agreements and treaties are no longer sacred and inviolable in his hands as he scraps them anytime according to his whims and fancies. His administration brazenly violates the sovereignty of foreign countries by taking unilateral actions against foreign nationals without prior consultation with their governments. For instance, the Chinese government is kept in the dark while its citizens are being stalked, trapped, ambushed and arrested in US allied nations before extradition to the US.

    In ancient times, there was no guarantee that a head of state could return safely to his homeland after a state visit to another country because of the risk of being detained and executed by the host. Now with Trump returning to the barbaric past to "Make America Great Again" (MAGA), will Kim dare to accept Trump's invitation to the US?
    Last edited by reedak; 07-12-2018 at 11:16 PM.
    Donald Trump's infamous Hitler-style rabble-rousing chants: "Lock her up! Lock her up!"

    "What happens when you're confronted with a politician (Trump) who is utterly without shame? You can reveal where he's lied, explain all the facts, and try as hard as you can to inoculate the public against his falsehoods. But by the time you've done that, he has already told 10 more lies." -- Paul Waldman

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    Default Trump tweets "China talks are going very well!"

    1. The following are excerpts from a news report by Francesca Chambers, White House correspondent for DailyMail.com, posted on 7 December 2018 under the headline "Trump says 'China talks are going very well' as he tries to avoid another stock-market roller coaster amid trade war panic".

    (Begin excerpts)
    President Donald Trump attempted to settle stock market jitters Friday morning after traders nearly wiped out the year's gains following the White House's threat of an all-out trade brawl with China.

    The Dow was down nearly another 500 points to 24,450 in the mid-afternoon as uncertainty over trade negotiations continued.

    Before departing the White House for a law enforcement event in Kansas City, the president reassured investors with a tweet that said: 'China talks are going very well!’

    Trump sent the market into a downward spiral this week as he declared himself a 'tariffs man' and said he'd be just fine doubling or even quadrupling $200 billion in penalties on imports from China at the end of a three-month window for talks.

    He later insisted that he was sincere in his interest in striking a trade accord with Beijing, just as he believes that China's Xi Jinping genuinely wants to broker one.

    His muddled message -- amplified by conflicting claims among his chief economic advisers -- sent shivers through the business world....

    A weaker than expected November jobs report was also a factor in the market's performance. Analysts had hoped for 200,000 or more new jobs heading into the holiday season, but the Labor Department put the monthly number at 155,000....

    'We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN,' Trump said in messages. 'Let the negotiations begin. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!'

    Trump's tweets sent the market plunging. The Dow fell throughout the morning and was down by more than 700 points by early afternoon. Stocks recovered but dived again on Friday, closing 558.72 points down. (End excerpts)

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...30014123098112

    Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ket-panic.html

    2. The Jekyll-and-Hyde US leader has obviously overlooked the purchasing power of the Chinese population. Once the Chinese population views the US as the "new hegemonic imperial Japan of this century", there will certainly be a tremendous backlash in the form of a silent boycott of American goods. In such circumstances, Trump can hold a thousand trade talks with his Chinese counterpart or tweet a thousand times about his Trumpian friendship with the Chinese leader or tweet a thousand times claiming that “China talks are going very well!", but all these will come to naught.

    Buying American goods does not depend on a small group of people but the majority of the Chinese population of 1.4 billion. When one fifth of mankind are infuriated with America for treating them like colonial subjects by "plucking" them like cherries at will for sentencing in the US, the resulting backlash will definitely be a force to be reckoned with. In such circumstances, even if the Chinese government buys a lot of agricultural products from America, it won't find much demand from the general public. In the end, tons and tons of rotten US agricultural products will be dumped into the choppy waters of geopolitical conflicts, followed in quick succession by the plunging Dow and US economy.
    Donald Trump's infamous Hitler-style rabble-rousing chants: "Lock her up! Lock her up!"

    "What happens when you're confronted with a politician (Trump) who is utterly without shame? You can reveal where he's lied, explain all the facts, and try as hard as you can to inoculate the public against his falsehoods. But by the time you've done that, he has already told 10 more lies." -- Paul Waldman

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    Default A paradoxical situation in Huawei CFO arrest

    1. A netizen in a UK-based political forum believes the arrest of Meng Wanzhou is "just a smokescreen, the real aim being to damage Huawei which is seen as a competitor to US and European telecom equipment providers". Furthermore, he thinks "basically, it is part of a trade war".

    2. I feel it informative to post a copy of my reply here as follows:

    I agree that it "is just a smokescreen, the real aim being to damage Huawei which is seen as a competitor to US and European telecom equipment providers". However, I don't agree that "basically, it is part of a trade war”. In my opinion, it is more than a trade war. It is a tech war, or worse, a geopolitical war in which the US tries to stem the rise of such would-be competitors as China.

    As an analogy of the paradox of Meng's illegal arrest, some years ago I heard from my friend that a policeman of a certain country went all the way to a school to handcuff a teacher who had punished his son without first informing him. There is a parallel between this story and Meng’s arrest. The US has been trying all sorts of stealthy ways to stalk, trap, ambush and arrest Chinese nationals in US allied nations for extradiction to the US without prior consultation with the Chinese government. This is a downright violation of China's sovereignty. It has created a paradoxical situation in which China has the legal right to demand the US to send all officials involving in Meng's arrest to China to be punished for violation of China's sovereignty.

    However, the ultimate factor in determining the outcome of the geopolitical tug-of-war will not be any government but the economic power of 1.4 billion Chinese. When one fifth of mankind views the US as the "new hegemonic imperial Japan" of this century, there will be tremendous backlash in the form of a silent boycott of American goods. In such circumstances, Trump can hold a thousand trade talks with his Chinese counterpart or tweet a thousand times about his Trumpian friendship with the Chinese leader or tweet a thousand times claiming that “China talks are going very well!", but all these will come to naught. Even if the Chinese government buys a lot of agricultural products from America, it won't find much demand from the general public. In the end, tons and tons of rotten US agricultural products will be dumped into the choppy waters of geopolitical conflicts, followed in quick succession by the plunging Dow and US economy.

    It will be a similar case for Canada whose Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to have been cowed into US submission by Peter Navarro's threat of a "Special Place in Hell". He seems to be so frightened now that he has willingly become Donald Trump's equivalent of Dracula's Renfield. Like the US economy, the Canadian economy could face the full wrath of one fifth of humanity.

    P.S. One thing for certain that could set Justin Trudeau's mind at ease is a “Special Place in Heaven" reserved for him by Peter Navarro.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/b...r-navarro.html
    Donald Trump's infamous Hitler-style rabble-rousing chants: "Lock her up! Lock her up!"

    "What happens when you're confronted with a politician (Trump) who is utterly without shame? You can reveal where he's lied, explain all the facts, and try as hard as you can to inoculate the public against his falsehoods. But by the time you've done that, he has already told 10 more lies." -- Paul Waldman

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    Default US threatens further criminal actions against Chinese firms

    1. The following are excerpts from a news report by Shawn Donnan of Bloomberg News, posted on 10 December 2018 under the headline "Trump Trade Rep Tries to Insulate China Talks From Huawei Case".

    (Begin excerpts)
    (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump’s trade czar insisted that the U.S.’s pursuit of a Huawei executive for allegedly violating Iran sanctions was separate from trade talks with China, but warned that further criminal actions against Chinese companies were likely in the future.

    Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. trade representative, also played down the possibility of extending a tariff truce between the world’s two largest economies beyond the current 90 days....

    “It’s my view that it should not really have much of an impact. I can understand from the Chinese perspective how they would see it that way. This is a criminal justice matter. It is totally separate from anything that I work on,’’ he said.

    He also, however, warned that further cases against Chinese companies were likely as part of a broader crackdown on China’s theft of technology and other issues such as sanctions violations.

    “It is certainly true that there will be continuing criminal justice matters that will go on, that will come up,’’ Lighthizer said.

    Lighthizer, who’s seen as a China hawk in the Trump administration, set a high bar for a deal with Chinese officials, saying the U.S. was looking for meaningful and verifiable “structural changes’’ related to Chinese policies aimed at stealing U.S. technology....

    He also said he couldn’t reassure financial markets, which have been nervous about the possibility of a truce crumbling, that a deal would be forthcoming by a March 1 deadline.... (End excerpts)

    2. That fellow must be talking with his head in the cloud and his mouth at his very bottom when he insisted: "It’s my view that it should not really have much of an impact." How can his view be similar to others, including 1.4 billion Chinese? Unless that fellow is a phantom that could possess the bodies and minds of one fifth of the world’s population, he could not claim such nonsense.

    It is laughable and contradictory that while trying to calm fears over the fallout of the Huawei saga, that fellow warned that it would not be the last case against a Chinese firm. In other words, he threatened "further criminal actions against Chinese companies" in the future.

    One would wonder whether he would stand idly like a zombie if his grandchildren or related family members got a sound thrashing in school without prior consultation with him? Trump and company seem to be going all out to play with fire as if one fifth of mankind is non-existent or already dead.

    Source: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/trump-tr...case-1.1180567

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...om-huawei-case
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    Default US has crossed the "Yalu River" of tech war

    Using the analogy of the 1950 Korean War, the US has crossed the "Yalu River" of tech war through its arrest of the Huawei CFO without prior consultation with China. The US threat of arresting more top executives of other Chinese firms to fill up its fast depleting coffers is analogous to its invading forces threatening to advance deeper into Chinese territories to plunder and destroy.

    If China under Chairman Mao did not stand its ground and push back forcefully against the invading forces near the Yalu River in 1950, the history of the entire world would be different. China's resolute action in 1950 had not only ended the Korean War but also maintained a long period of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula since then.

    The present crisis calls for calm but resolute action. Like the Korean War in 1950, China must stand its ground and respond forcefully against more US threats and intimidation. China's great resolution in facing the US invaders in 1950 not only provides food for thought but also a valuable lesson for its leaders in facing the crisis.

    Let me elaborate in further detail on my thread. At the mention of Korean War, some people may at once get the wrong idea that I am proposing a "hot" or physical war with guns, cannons or missiles.

    What I actually suggest is that China must prepare to clash head on with the US in the present crisis. Using an analogy of two men wrestling at the edge of the rooftops of a skyscraper, the fighter who is prepared to die together with his opponent will have a greater chance of winning before resorting to such extreme measures. In other words, he must not hesitate to hold tightly onto his opponent so as to die jumping down from the skyscraper together.

    Hence, any country including China will increase its chance of winning the trade war or tech war when it faces the crisis calmly but prepares to fight to the end even if the Jekyll-Hyde US leader or Tariff Emperor increases the tariffs to one million percent or higher.

    In short, who can stop you on the path to victory if you are afraid of nothing even death?

    Victory goes to the Fearless!
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    Default Trumpian pawn

    1. Donald Trump tweeted on Mar 2, 2018:

    "When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy!"

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...25362580484098

    2. By now, however, it is obvious that "trade wars are NOT good, and NOT easy to win". Hence it won’t come as a surprise to find several Chinese nationals arrested for unsubstantiated charges in the US even before the latest arbitrary detention of the Huawei CFO. Trump seems to be using Chinese nationals as political pawns in his dangerous political game to achieve his personal political agenda.

    3. As noted by a netizen in a US political forum:

    "Something that everyone should take note of, if only for the concerning legal precedent it sets.

    If one country can take its laws and apply it to everyone else in the world, what type of place is that going to be?

    .... I'm pretty sure the U.S. laws she is being charged with don't specifically say they were designed to include foreign citizens in foreign countries anywhere in the world.

    If that's how it works, imagine how many laws in other countries you are violating right now."

    4. In this thread, I coin the term "Trumpian pawn" for any innocent foreigner who has become an unsuspecting victim of state-sponsored terrorism of another country.
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    "What happens when you're confronted with a politician (Trump) who is utterly without shame? You can reveal where he's lied, explain all the facts, and try as hard as you can to inoculate the public against his falsehoods. But by the time you've done that, he has already told 10 more lies." -- Paul Waldman

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    Default Navarro

    1. Brent D. Griffiths is a web producer for POLITICO. He is a former POLITICO and POLITICO Pro intern who covered breaking news and health care. He received his undergraduate degree from of the University of Iowa, where he worked all four years for the independent student newspaper, The Daily Iowan. The following are excerpts from his 06 October 2018 news report headlined "Navarro: ‘Special place in hell’ for Trudeau".

    (Begin excerpts)
    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro lit into Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday, saying there's a "special place in hell" for a world leader who double crosses President Donald Trump.

    "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door," Navarro told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." "And that's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference."

    When asked whether the president shares his views, Navarro said the sentiment came “right from Air Force One.“ At the time of the interview, the president had just landed in Singapore for his upcoming summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

    "To my friends in Canada, that was one of the worst political miscalculations of the Canadian leader in modern Canadian history," Navarro added. "All Justin Trudeau had to do was take the win."

    The president slammed Trudeau via Twitter on Saturday, calling out his counterpart for acting "meek and mild." Trump and the White House are upset that Trudeau told reporters that Canada would stand firm when it came to new U.S. tariffs and “not be pushed around.".... (End excerpts)

    Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...navarro-635100

    2. With regard to Navarro's threat of "a special place in hell" for Trudeau, I am inspired to coin the term "Navarro" with the following meanings:

    (a) The name (as a proper noun ) for the deepest part or level of Hell.

    (b) The dead end of a period such as life, career, dynasty, reign, etc.

    The following sentences show how to use the new term:

    (a) In an eulogy for his political foe, he sarcastically praised the deceased for having the guts to race ahead of him to Navarro.

    (b) The politician threatened to send the opposition to Navarro.

    (c) Following the death of his wife, life has become meaningless and he feels as though he has fallen into Navarro.

    (d) The president yelled at the reporter who pestered him with annoying questions: "Fake news! Get lost in Navarro!"

    (e) As he was the favourite eunuch of the emperor, he was the second most powerful person in the empire. However, after the death of the emperor, he knew he was at the navarro of his political career. Hence he requested the new emperor to let him retire to his home village.

    (f) As his illness became more serious, he knew he was approaching the navarro of his life.

    (g) As the sale of his latest music album is not up to expectation, he knows that he has reached the navarro of his singing career.

    (h) As the rebels broke into the palace, the emperor committed suicide, knowing that his dynasty had reached its navarro.
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    Default Navarrophobia

    1. The following are excerpts from an article headlined "Chronophobia".

    (Begin excerpts)
    Chronophobia is a specific psychological phobia which manifests itself as a persistent, abnormal and unwarranted fear of time or of the passing of time....

    Sufferers may be aware of a vague feeling that events are moving too fast and running away with themselves, and that it is difficult to make sense of the way events are unfolding. Chronophobia is often marked by a sense of derealization in which time seems to speed up or slow down, and some people may develop circular thought patterns, racing thoughts and symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

    Chronophobia is most often experienced by two main groups: the elderly, and by those incarcerated in prison (where it also known as prison neurosis). The elderly tend to have a lot of idle time on their hands, and often time drags very slowly for them. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it is common for old people, particularly those facing terminal illnesses, to be hyper-aware of their imminent death (death anxiety), and this constant threat of death can cause an overwhelming sensation of chronophobia. As people get older, their metabolism and brain functions slow down, making them even more susceptible to chronophobia. Prison inmates also tend to have extensive periods of unstructured time, which may lead them to excessive contemplation of the passing of time, the length of time of their sentence, the number of days remaining until their release, etc. They also typically experience high levels of anxiety and stress due to their circumstances, which puts them especially at risk.... (End excerpts)

    Source: http://www.exactlywhatistime.com/psy.../chronophobia/

    2. Next I am going to discuss an entirely new phobia which is opposite to chronophobia but more destructive and terrifying to the sufferer.

    It can be defined as the persistent, abnormal and unwarranted fear of no future or the irrational feeling that time has come to a standstill for the sufferer but moving, even faster, for all other people around him. Everything to the sufferer seems to come to a navarro (a term coined by me to mean "dead end" in an earlier thread). He feels as though he has fallen into Navarro (a term coined by me to mean the deepest part of Hell in an earlier thread).

    You can imagine the phobia of the sufferer, if you had a nightmare in which you were rendered motionless while seeing all other people surging ahead till they were out of sight leaving you alone in the world. Similarly, it is a terrible feeling for a country to have such a feeling of stagnation or growing impotence while the rest of the world are progressing or surging ahead in development.

    In such a phobia, the sufferer tends to be unduly alarmed and overexcited when he sees others planning for the future because he simply sees no future for himself. For instance, when a champion athlete reaches his peak performance, he may have such a phobia. When he finds his rival training very hard day and night, he will make all sorts of weird claims, saying all other athletes "aren’t going to have a future".

    Taking another example, a boxing champion who has reached his physiological limit may develop such a phobia as though time has stood still. No matter how hard he trains, he feels that he can never return to his former self or "make himself great again". Hence when he discovers his rival drawing up plans to train for the next boxing match, he will hurl all sorts of wild accusations, saying all other boxers "aren’t going to have a future".

    As a follow-up to the term “navarro” which I coined in an earlier thread, I call the new phobia about “no future” or “stagnation” or “standstill in time” by the name of navarrophobia”.
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