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Posted: Mar 25, 2024 - 11:59am

Trump launched CIA covert influence operation against China
Reuters was unable to determine the impact of the secret operations or whether the administration of President Joe Biden has maintained the CIA program. Kate Waters, a spokesperson for the Biden administration’s National Security Council, declined to comment on the program’s existence or whether it remains active. Two intelligence historians told Reuters that when the White House grants the CIA covert action authority, through an order known as a presidential finding, it often remains in place across administrations.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2024 - 11:26am

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I know! Really!  That nasty expansionist Taiwan pressing its territorial claims on its neighbours and building island fortresses on submerged island reefs.  Absolute blight on the face of Asia. 
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Posted: Mar 13, 2024 - 10:39am

The price of freedom / marketplace of ideas.


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Posted: Feb 27, 2024 - 10:34pm

Far scarier than Russia...

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Posted: Feb 27, 2024 - 10:28pm

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 Do you honestly think you are not?  Like some voice of ideologically-sanitised criticism here to point out everyone else's internal contradictions and bias? srsly?

It doesn't fit prominent tribal dichotomies/narratives?

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Posted: Feb 27, 2024 - 10:18pm

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Am I rooting for a team or a tribe?



 Do you honestly think you are not?  Like some voice of ideologically-sanitised criticism here to point out everyone else's internal contradictions and bias? srsly?
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Posted: Feb 27, 2024 - 10:14pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
huh?

Am I rooting for a team or a tribe?

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Posted: Feb 27, 2024 - 10:13pm

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As fascinating as your thesaurus.

huh?
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Posted: Feb 27, 2024 - 10:11pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
  (...) what are you rooting for?

As fascinating as your thesaurus.
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Posted: Feb 27, 2024 - 10:08pm

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I was talking about anti-communists.
After the Revolutions of 1989 and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, most of the world's communist governments were overthrown, and the Cold War ended. Nevertheless, anti-communism remains an important intellectual element of many contemporary political movements. Organized anti-communist movements remain in opposition to the People's Republic of China and other communist nations.


Ok, so if China and other communist states were overthrown / are no longer communist, what are you rooting for? And why bring it up when rgio was actually talking about the property debt crisis and aging demographic of China?
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Posted: Feb 27, 2024 - 9:46pm

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The epithet "communist" is so far removed from what Marx had in mind it has become absolutely meaningless. One-party rule, autocratic government, dictatorships or even just plain old imperialists are all terms that are way closer to political reality than "communist".

I was talking about anti-communists.
After the Revolutions of 1989 and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, most of the world's communist governments were overthrown, and the Cold War ended. Nevertheless, anti-communism remains an important intellectual element of many contemporary political movements. Organized anti-communist movements remain in opposition to the People's Republic of China and other communist nations.

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Posted: Feb 27, 2024 - 9:20pm

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The point was that when it comes to China, implosions or collapses have been predicted (or supposed) regularly. Whether on the basis of ideology and/or economics (facts).

Almost, as I alluded to, as if there is a desire in play. At least you don't share this desire, however anti-communists, an actual common conspiracy (or rather ideology), do.


The epithet "communist" is so far removed from what Marx had in mind it has become absolutely meaningless. One-party rule, autocratic government, dictatorships or even just plain old imperialists are all terms that are way closer to political reality than "communist".

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Posted: Feb 27, 2024 - 5:26pm

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You are mistaking facts for desire.   When post shit, do you read anything?  I post about real estate, and your rebuttal is a 23-year-old book blaming the CCP.

China's failure would not be good for anyone, and your assumption I'm hoping for it is just conspiratorial, tribal BS.

The point was that when it comes to China, implosions or collapses have been predicted (or supposed) regularly. Whether on the basis of ideology and/or economics (facts).

Almost, as I alluded to, as if there is a desire in play. At least you don't share this desire, however anti-communists, an actual common conspiracy (or rather ideology), do.

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Posted: Feb 27, 2024 - 4:09pm

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Or so some people keep claiming again and again (they're commies after all and must fail). Maybe this is your lucky year.

You are mistaking facts for desire.   When post shit, do you read anything?  I post about real estate, and your rebuttal is a 23-year-old book blaming the CCP.

China's failure would not be good for anyone, and your assumption I'm hoping for it is just conspiratorial, tribal BS.
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Posted: Feb 27, 2024 - 2:41pm

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As for China... They are imploding a bit right now (...)

Or so some people keep claiming again and again (they're commies after all and must fail). Maybe this is your lucky year.
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Posted: Feb 27, 2024 - 2:21pm

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Too late. Apparently everyone's owned by China (or Russia) already.


Russia 2022 GDP $2.24 Trillion

California 2022 GDP $ 2.875 Trillion

Russia may have oil and nukes, but they don't own much beyond their borders. 

As for China... They are imploding a bit right now, and the promise of a middle class is rotting in the 1 billion+ apartments that are unfinished and worthless, taking with it the life savings of millions and millions of Chinese nationals. 

But keep pedaling the demise of the US... many seem to like reading about it.


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