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February 12th, 2019 - 12:26 pm § in Misc.

VOILA!: China is screwing with my VPN

Apparently China is monitoring how my ISP connects and is blocking my VPN. I use a VPN when I want anonymity.  Usually my VPN is invisible until   ….. last two days I could not connect to the Chinese web site, XINHUA. On a guess I turned the VP off. Now XINHUA is working! I can […][...]

January 16th, 2019 - 11:46 pm § in America

Can the US Dollar Go Off the Oil Standard?

Not so far back in history, the dollar was denominated in gold. That worked until capitalism told us that the real value of a currency had to be the capital, the productive wealth of a country.  Gold was just a raw material, worth  less than the factories and farms that made America the first real[...]

January 10th, 2019 - 11:26 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

IS Cuba Still Communist?

Can Cuba Emerge Under the Pax Sinica? Fidel Castro was a classical Leninist. He violates Marxism by believing that one can create a communist society without first developing a strong middle class. The result of that, wherever Leninism has been tried, is the creation of a totalitarian bureaucratic [...]

January 10th, 2019 - 3:28 am § in Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy

Is China The New British Empire?

A think tank founded in the name of Henry Jackson sees China as replacing the UK as a world power: “China poses the single biggest threat to Britain’s position as one of the great super-powers …” The Henry Jackson Society ranked the top 20 world powers based on economic growth and naval i[...]

January 7th, 2019 - 10:27 am § in Misc.

WEBWARS 2.0: GOOGLE DECLARES WAR ON CELL NETWORKS:

The future is the Net The money will be in the cloud and the access. Where is China? Remember WEBWARS I?  That was the war over browsers … Microsoft tried to unseat Netscape, Google and other combatants created Firefox, Chrome  and .. within the closed world of Apple’ SaFari.   Googl[...]

December 12th, 2018 - 12:00 pm § in Misc.

Buy a radio from China? ooops!

These radios from China seem like a great deal.  Way cheaper then the usual FRS/GMRS walkie talkies and a longer range …. until you find the fine print on Amazon: In the US, the FCC has not type-certified this radio for any services to transmit. It may be used to receive in the US with [&hell[...]

November 27th, 2018 - 11:26 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

Is Trump Destroying Detroit?

As GM drops the Volt, Trump’s damage to GM is part of a bigger and sadder picture. The two remaining major American car companies .. Ford and FM .. are either getting out of the small car and EV world or exporting those activities to Asia and Europe. Even John Deere and Trump’s beloved H[...]

November 26th, 2018 - 11:05 pm § in Hypocrisy, Science

China to Edit Babies

S  GENETIC CURE FOR AIDS: MAKE BETTER BABIES A team led by Prof He Jiankui says the twin girls, born a few weeks ago, had their DNA altered as embryos to prevent them from contracting HIV.  The team at  the Southern University of Science and Technology, in Shenzhen, has been recruiting couples to[...]

October 14th, 2018 - 9:33 pm § in Foreign Affairs

A new age of sea power?

Le Monde Discusses Where WWIII will ignite! A new age of sea power?  by Alfred W. McCoy, 10 April 2018 Amid the intense coverage of Russian cyber-maneuvering and North Korean missile threats, another kind of great-power rivalry has been playing out quietly in the Indian and Pacific oceans. The U[...]

October 2nd, 2018 - 9:24 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics

Can China Replace Hollywood?

China’s Qingdao Movie Metropolis, dubbed “Chinawood”,  aims to become the global capital of film production.  © Wang Zhao, AFP | The Qingdao Movie Metropolis was inaugurated on Saturday, April 28, on China’s east coast. Text by Guillaume GUGUEN In the field of new technologie[...]