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George Rowell

Member Since 13 July 2018 - 07:48 AM
Offline Last Active Jul 06 2020 02:01 AM
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In Topic: CHINA

06 July 2020 - 12:14 AM

Pretending that every race has the same moral values as our own is absurd. No matter how you twist it a square peg does not fit into a round hole. Not admitting that cultures can be so different that they clash on first contact is an insult to reasoning. Imagining that our own beliefs are the best is the real poison here. We are terrified to admit that humans can be different because we do not know where it will lead. Well meaning people are falling over themselves everywhere to explain it away, even in educated tightly-knit circles.

People are different but they are no less human. I find it astonishingly arrogant that nearly every race believes they are some how superior because they are black or white or yellow, it shows really low intelligence. The starting point should be, yes we are different and culturally different and how can we integrate that without any group being disadvantaged. If we do not do that with immigrants then we are being racist and intolerant and ill educated, no matter if you live in the Pakistan or Leeds. Immigrants special needs in particular should be considered as well as the GDP.

In Topic: CHINA

04 July 2020 - 10:38 PM

Aren't almost all (successful) western politicians up for sale one way or another? The one that isn't up for sale doesn't get his voice heard, his message is twisted and distorted, taken out of context, his private life examined for flaws and if all that fails then, le voila, there is always fake news a la WAPO and NYT. I think that is the honest view of western systems, not that any other is any better and most much worse. So I guess we should be thankful. I just don't get my hopes up.

In Topic: CHINA

04 July 2020 - 06:06 PM

https://www.theguard...olicy-full-text

In Topic: RUSSIA

28 June 2020 - 12:11 AM

Who, the NYT, that beacon of light and truth? Trump is screwed whether it is fake or not. Why now and no evidence submitted either? The Taliban says nuts, nope never happened. It all fits, whisper Russia, throw in some reference to Sergei Skripal and it is slam dunk. I want to believe, that is another reason why it is so suspicious, in fact it smells to high heaven. By the time we get to the truth (if we ever do) the election will be over. The ends do not justify the means in journalism and I think we have lost sight of that and even come to accept it. We look at the spin and let our polarization and bias take over, the very polarization the press have helped create.

Someone at the NYT is playing a very clever chess game, that is what I think.

In Topic: Don't Invest If You Don't Know What You're Doing

26 June 2020 - 06:22 AM

If you are going to learn the stock market then learning with someone else's money is the way to go.