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OMEN -- how the entire rotten edifice is falling apart in the U.S.   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-3-21 20:02:31 |Display all floors
Come to think of the Canadian case.

These thugs are up to no good, and anyone caught defending them in these forums should be found guilty by association.

I wouldn't want to make any guesses as to who's going to be exchanged for what.  

But the matter of the fact is that there's a ton of evidence against the two Canadian detainees in China, now supplemented by a third crook caught in a $284 million fraud attempt in Macau.

From altruistic Norman Bethune to French-toasted Trudeau -- a momentous turnaround of Canadian imagery in Chinese eyes in just one day.

That one day wasn't just another December 1, 20XX.  It was a personal tryst arranged by Trump when he made that call to our side, "Hey my great friend, let's have a meeting in Buenos Aires during the G20 to talk about trade."

And of course he had known before the meeting about Meng's itinerary with a stopover in Vancouver.  If he was not involved, it would have been an easy thing for him to do to show respect and goodwill to our side by calling up Trudeau and saying, "What are you doing to Meng?"

The fact that he didn't make such a call but instead insisted afterwards that he could 'help' speaks volumes about the political nature of the arrest.

That's why I believe that Pierre Trudeau must be turning in his grave to see that by offering his services to the criminal scheme, his personally-anointed but spoilt son has squandered the bilateral political goodwill painstakingly built by Canadian leaders like him over many years.

Three Canadians have hitherto been arrested variously for espionage, drug smuggling and fraud attempt to the tune of $284 million.  All three have solid evidence pitted against them for their crimes down to the last kilogram or dollar.  One has already received the death penalty.

So if Meng is used as a bargaining chip in exchange for any combination of these three Canadians, it wouldn't be feasible because not only because Meng is the innocent victim here, there is no assurance that future Chinese businessmen will not be targeted in the same type of extortionist scheme to which Meng is subjected, and any such exchange would set a very bad precedent for future international trade.

In retrospect, Trudeau’s iron-aluminum sanction trouble with Trump was merely a feint stroke used by the American president to distract critics from his real aim -- the destruction of China's vaunted high-tech machine exemplified by Huawei.

Let's hope he will come to his senses and desist from traveling down the path of no return, for his troubles with China won't be over unless he changes his course in midstream, and the national sentiment in the case dictates that it would be a long drawn-out conflict if Meng is not handled correctly like her dad was entrusting the Canadian court to do.

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Post time 2019-3-22 08:23:02 |Display all floors
Rude?  Abuse (you call that an adjective?  have you even finished grade school?)?  

Keep still, and let me take a picture of you -- a pathological specimen of that grouchy old man we have been talking about --  whining, incoherent, confused, sunk into your broken wheelchair in a dark toilet counting your nickels and pennies and begging for a dry diaper.

Look, before you make a turn for the worse, just pray to your god and make a turn for the nurse.  You might just get hooked onto her too.


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Post time 2019-3-22 09:13:39 |Display all floors
With regards its 737 Max 8, Boeing has been derelict on both counts - technical and moral.

I can't agree with you more, Mark!

Remember back in 2006 how the Americans sued Volkswagen for billions of dollars in the criminal and the civil courts for the latter's use of 'defeat software' to defraud the public on smog detection?

That piece of software was able to falsify emission data so that it would appear as if the smog-tested car was environmentally safe when it actually wasn't.

It took a whistle-blower and a new piece of portable emission system in West Virginia to finally confirm that the measurements did not nearly match up with what was shown in lab tests.

Since the Americans were, as usual, very harsh on other peoples but never on themselves (like in this case Boeing hasn't even apologized even after Trump himself had ordered the MAX-8s to be grounded), they sued Volkswagen until it bled to the tune of US$22 billion including criminal and civil fines just for violations in the U.S. and not including fines and penalties to other nations.

Since they knew they occupied the moral high ground they were adamantly asserting that the Nazi-originated car (Hitler had started the company in 1937 as his pet project -- Volkswagen meant "eople's Car" in German) -- was morally bankrupt, that this was something no American company would ever do.

Now look at what Boeing -- America's flagship company -- is doing to defraud the global community.

If the evidence gathered from France does attest to its culpability, Boeing is looking at much heavier penalties -- China would be able to sue Uncle Sam in both the criminal and civil courts for the loss of the eight precious lives and revenue to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars -- much more than America was suing VW for the smog scandal.  

And this time Uncle Sam will have to pay up fast, or else people will compare the two cases and crucify Uncle Sam on the German flag in front of the Volkswagen Company.

They evolved its design from their 1967 model to avoid costs of a complete redesign, testing and certification. Because of that, they had to mount the new and larger engines further out on the wings otherwise the engines will touch the ground. Doing so however created aerodynamic instability which could lead to a stall. However, rather than redesigning the wings which would have added costs, they instead made the decision to install a very invasive software to automatically detect a stall. Then to save even more money, they decided the software would rely on data from only two sensors instead of three to determine the pitch of the aircraft; when the sensors fail, a safe pitch could not be determined. Despite so, to save even more money, they decided not to include all the new software functions in the manuals which would have required additional pilot training.

Yes, I learned about that one.  The more damning aspect of the whole incident was that the loss of lives wouldn't have happened had the Americans held themselves to the same high moral standards that they had asked others to do.

Totally shameless these criminal BAST:@A:@R:@D:@S.

Tears come to my eyes when I learned about the eight Chinese passengers on the Ethiopian flight -- all of them young and precious souls worth ten times the value of the life of the real-estate man.

It was totally predictable.

Now what will the Boeing board and Lighthizer, Navarro, Kudlow, Ross etc be saying at the deal table?

It is not just software upgrade that the plane needs, or else it would have been done a long time ago.  

They need to re-design the floor plan of the mid-size Boeing jets to accommodate the new space-occupying HARDWARE.  That's what.

And Navarro will burn in hell -- that much is predictable.  The guy had never been to China before the trade talks, and yet wrote a series of emotive anti-China books in a despicable attempt to incite and steer the two countries towards war.

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Post time 2019-3-22 09:15:08 |Display all floors
This post was edited by wchao37 at 2019-3-22 19:22

Correction, the suit against VW was in 2016, not 2006.

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