The situation in Hong Kong is now past the “serious threshold” Do you agree with Big Al’s prediction”

  1. On August 13, 2019 at 9:44 pm,
    b says:

    I saw on the news tonite a Chinese girl lost her eye in the protest.

    24 Yellow Vests have lost eyes in violent french protests.
    I guess that ones gone on for 39 weekends in a row.

  2. On August 13, 2019 at 10:41 pm,
    cfs says:

    The puppet government in Hong Kong actually passed the extradition bill.

    I’m not sure army style vehicles are that much use in Hong, because people can move from mainland part of Hong Kong Island to another Island and vehicles cannot follow that easily. There are lots of alley ways vehicles cannot access.

    Please note the Hong Kong Police have already been infiltrated and are controlled by mainland Chinese personnel.
    The other day I was watching closely to the video and the Police were giving orders in Mandarin. Most of the population naturally converse in Cantonese NOT Mandarin.

    Obviously China wants to take total control of Hong Kong, but they will be killing a goose that lays a golden egg. (I’m not sure China likes free enterprise capitalism though….Not enough control.)
    Further, even if there is limited shooting, Hong Kong is not an open area like Tienanmen square; it is much more conducive to sniping and retaliation. The high rise buildings are much more difficult to surveille and control without at least a 100,000 police/troops.

    I have no doubt China intends to use similar tactics to Tienanmem Square….that’s why they are not using local police, which would tend to have more sympathy with the Cantonese Hong Kong inhabitants.

    Of Much greater potential danger down the road, if China is successful in controlling Hong Kong, I believe they will go after Taiwan. I don’t know if the U.S. will be neutral if China tries to take over Taiwan.

  3. On August 13, 2019 at 10:58 pm,
    cfs says:

    I noticed some protesters were using sunglasses and breathing/face masks to avoid face recognition, an shis would be a difference ome women were using head scarves, I assume, for the same reason.
    I don’t know how well China controls the internet in Hong Kong, but this would be different from Tienanmen Square if live broadcasts over the internet were made by the protesters of any shootings. This could provoke national unrest.
    My guess is China can black out flow of information, but maybe not. The Hong Kong population are not peasants and some probably have uplink capability to US or UK satellites.
    It is one thing to secretly kill thousands of a population; it is quite another to have the act broadcast on international TV/internet. Xi is not stupid. He knows this.

  4. On August 13, 2019 at 11:07 pm,
    cfs says:

    It is a pity Chris Patten and John Major were pretty much spineless wimps, or the handover would not have occurred in 1997……Hong Kong should have been given freedom several years before that, and China would not have been powerful enough to do much. (With British Warships in the Harbor)
    Major was too much like Neville Chamberlain, the appeaser…”.Can’t we all just get along” does not work Communist dictatorships.

    • On August 14, 2019 at 6:09 am,
      Marty says:

      Well said.

  5. On August 13, 2019 at 11:24 pm,
    b says:

    Can’t we all just get along” does not work Communist dictatorships.

    Does that work with Trump? 😉

  6. On August 14, 2019 at 1:00 am,
    cfs says:

    I haven’t noticed anyone trying to get along with trump. I, of course, meant “Can’t we all just get along” does not work WITH communist dictatorships.

    It seems to me Democrats oppose virtually anything Trump tries, on principle.
    Many of the permanent bureaucrats in FBI and CIA have been undermining his authority by illegal activities, and the media is 93% opposed to him.

    The saddest thing is, of course Marxism has NEVER worked, and never will work well.

    It is not a matter of tweaking something to get Marxism to work. It works best under absolute control, but central decision making by one group of individuals, no matter how well intentioned, is never as efficient as many individuals self- determining.
    Friedrich Hayek 80 years ago and Milton Friedman 50 years ago, have explained why capitalistic systems work better than fascist or communist systems. They both received Nobel prizes for their work, by the way.

  7. On August 14, 2019 at 1:05 am,
    cfs says:

    Why do you think Hong Kong and Taiwan, both on relative small islands/areas, with little resources have nevertheless been economically more productive and wea

  8. On August 14, 2019 at 5:41 am,
    cfs says:

    …..and wealthy than mainland China ?

    They both have the same ethnicity people.
    The only difference is central control (mainland), vs more free enterprise capitalism. (Hong Kong).

    • On August 14, 2019 at 5:43 am,
      cfs says:

      On hot days, my hands even close to return key causes message to attempt to post!

  9. On August 14, 2019 at 6:27 am,
    cfs says:


    I see mainstream media is up to its tricks again.
    It lies in reporting and then cites its reporting as an example of something Trump has done wrong.

    E.g. This morning it cites the manifesto as posted by the shooter, and them points to the manifesto as Trump provocation for shooting.

    First the manifesto was posted after the shooter was already in custody… it was not posted by him.
    (and there is no proof as to who wrote it. Language experts indicate three possible different writers based on language used in different parts.)
    Secondly the manifesto specifically stated Trump was not the provocation.
    (and the shooter’s history shows he had a dislike of Hispanics that pre-dated Trump’s presidency.)

  10. On August 14, 2019 at 8:09 am,
    Ebolan says:

    Jiminy Cricket…indeed…

  11. On August 14, 2019 at 8:12 am,
    Ebolan says:

    Conventional down over 2%…buy the Dip boys…plunge protection team will ride to the rescue at any minute…Got to keep the ponzi going…how are all those pensions going to keep from imploding???

  12. On August 14, 2019 at 9:37 am,
    Jame says:

    The West and all Western Values are falling Away ! Sade !

    • On August 14, 2019 at 11:35 am,
      Ebolan says:

      Franky, don’t worry, be happy! And buy the Dips!

      • On August 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm,
        jame says:

        Thanks !