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Rise of Superpower and Decline of another Superpower-Part 1
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

F35 down - Japan lost $200m


Japan’s first delivery of the American F35 super stealth fighter aircraft just disappeared in the western Pacific Ocean. Because of its stealth capability, Japanese radars could not detect it and could not find it, not with its transmitter supposedly sending signals to be detected by search and rescue. Hope the F35s are not fitted with the same anti stalling software as the Boeing 737 Max.

The lost of one F35 is no sweat to the Japanese as they are ordering a total of 87 pieces. It would mean a 25% lost to Singapore if we ordered only 4 pieces to play with. This is kinda like a $200m a pop pill. This super aircraft, damn easy to fly as the Americans have boasted, would not be easily detected by enemy radars and be shot down. But the Americans did not guarantee that these aircraft would not go down by itself, without enemy fire, and disappeared completely because of their stealth capability. This Japanese case is a good example of how to lose these aircraft in peace time, with no enemies in sight, no wars.

The F35s are designed like the invisible man, cannot be seen, dead or alive. If it is dead and not moving, you would not know where it is even if it is standing in front of you. There is no point looking for it in the Pacific Ocean.

How could the Japanese fly such a simple aircraft to no where? Maybe the pilot flew it to China or captured by aliens like MH370.

Latest, ‘Japan ‘temporarily’ grounds entire fleet of F-35As after one crashed
Singapore had in January said that it expected to acquire a small number of F-35s after identifying the jet as the most suitable replacement for its ageing F-16 aircraft.’ From Today paper

PS. They found the debris of the crash. Pilot missing, also stealth pilot?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The New China - The New Long March
After 150 years of falling victims to international gangsters and hyenas that tore the country apart and impoverised the govt and people, the Chinese people have clawed back, step by step, in a painful and long journey to recovery, to rebuild their country and the lives of their people. No longer is the stigma of shame associated with being Chinese, something to live with and with heads bend. The Chinese have not only stood up but found themselves, and the confidence to be among the best civilisations and states in the world. All the sanctions, blockades, isolations, banning, did not work. The Chinese people have acquired all the scientific, engineering and technological knowhows to be among the best in scientific and engineering discovery, innovation and creation.

China is undoubtedly the new superpower without having to claim to be. It is challenging the West in leading edge technology in every field and overtaking the West in many areas. No need any hype, and no amount of badmouthing and smearing and blocking would change anything. China is way ahead in the fourth industrial revolution involving artificial intelligence and communication system and technology. What Huawei and other top Chinese companies have achieved cannot be stopped by the Americans or the West.

China is on a roll, unstoppable. It would run over all the roadblocks the Americans and the West are trying to throw into its path. China is now an economic power house, a major commercial trade partner, a leading military super power, self sufficient in designing and manufacturing everything it needs in warfare. It is conquering space, for real, not Hollywood makeshift moon landings or used of CGIs.

What is more important to China is not just the rebuilding of the infrastructure of the world, the rebuilding of countries robbed, destroyed and neglected by western imperialism, colonialism and incessant warfare. China is also looking foremost at the quality of life of its people, all 1.4b of them. More than 800m Chinese have been moved up from poverty and the target is zero poverty by year 2049 with China becoming a prosperous nation for all its people.

Just 40 years ago, China was still soaking in a sea of bicycles and Mao green tunics. Poverty was everywhere with dilapidated buildings built over centuries and still standing and badly needing repairs. The poor Chinese have to live with whatever there was no matter how bad they were.

The China today is gleaming new futuristic cities with high rise buildings and superb roads and rail ways crisscrossing the country and the whole of Asia. China has rebuilt itself to become a modern nation state and with good quality homes for its people. The dull, inscrutable and hopeless faces of the Chinese sea of humanity have changed to a brightly dressed people with smiles and hopes of a brighter and better future for now and future generations to come.

Below are just a couple of pics from CNA that showed the new China and the new Chinese people, the new homes that are many times better that what they came to learn from us in the 1980s and how they have improved on them to make them better for their people. If I am not mistaken, these are the quality of their public housing.

China is a people on the march, a nation on a march. This is a New Long March of the Chinese people to the future, to live well and with confidence as descendants of the dragon, of a great Chinese Civilisation. No more slums for westerners to parade on print on their media.

They have excess new buildings, homes and cities that the East chose to highlight as ghost cities without bothering to tell the wealth and investments poured into such cities, the designs and planning that eventually would all be occupied by the farmers and peasants moving out from their villages into well planned and organised cities and homes with all the modern facilities and transportation network. The transformation of China has just begun.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew Yang for President - Yang2020.com
Andrew Yang for President, not the Singapore President but the President of the USA, POTUS! Wow, is that true, fake news, or wild imagination?

Andrew Yang is the new American sensation for the yang, oops, young Americans. He is in the race out of nowhere, just like where Donald Trump hit the presidential trial, an outsider. No one serious enough would think Trump would be the POTUS then, and likewise no one would think Andrew Yang is gonna be the next POTUS. But don't be too sure.

Andrew Yang and his YangGang brand are starting to stir interest in who is this Andrew Yang. The Americans are waking up to the sound and images of an unlikely Asian candidate wanna be the President of America. Andrew Yang came from a Taiwanese immigrant family, his father an engineering professor who used to work for Ford Motors and GM and with a string of patents in his name. His brother is also a professor and his mother a medical doctor, I think. Andrew Yang was an attorney but gave up to become an entrepreneur.

His campaign cry is about Math, about numbers, using numbers to speak to his supporters. He is also the main candidate that is making full use of the internet and social media to run his campaign and is gaining ground day by day. The young Americans can identify with him. But his most powerful weapon is UBI. UBI is Universal Basic Income for every adult American 18 and above to protect them from the invasion of AI and automation that would make many Americans jobless. Many have already fell victims to unemployment cause by AI and automation and robotics.

Humanity First is his campaign logo. Here is a small 2 minute clips on who is this Andrew Yang.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRLRj6uEISU . Another clip about a rally in Boston, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiX-cs31FSs, a very stimulating 29 minutes rally worth listening on a Sunday morning.

He is fighting his campaign with new media plus the old traditional way of making town hall speeches. We used to call them political rallies, but with so many American influence, town hall meeting is now the new catchphrase.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boeing 737 Max could still be flying

The deadly Boeing 737 Max could still be flying if the users stupidly listened to the American FAA. After pushing out the unsafe anti stalling software system as safe, and not owning up that it was the cause of the Indonesian Lion Air crash, it was still adamant that the aircraft was safe after the second crash of the Ethiopian Airline. It took another aviation agency, China Aviation Authority, to declare the aircraft unsafe and grounded all Boeing 7373 Max in China that the rest of the world realised something was seriously wrong. Despite of this, American FAA still refused to ground the Boeing 737 Max and was very unhappy that China did so.

Today, after some preliminary investigation, Boeing's CEO has officially admitted that the two crashes ending with more than 300 passengers and crew dead were due to the flawed software. Airline operators and passengers should be grateful to China's CAA for upsetting the Americans by calling for the grounding of these aircraft. If not, how many more crashes could have happened, how many more people would die flying the 737 Max?

Some responsible Americans are calling for independent checks and certifications of airworthiness of commercial aircraft. It is unacceptable for the aircraft manufacturers to self check and certify their own aircraft. The American FAA is still in a state of denial, that there would need tens of thousands of men to do the checking and the cost would be prohibitive. So, back to square one with Boeing conducting their own checks and certifications?

Why don't the American FAA said it would take 1000 man years to do job if they are supposed to do it, then it would be more real and difficult to be landed with this responsibility and continue to do as per normal?

How reliable and trustworthy is the American FAA? Are they blinded by their American interest to allow this fiasco to continue because it involved American aircraft manufacturers? Is this another sign of the decline of the American Empire, the downing of Boeing? With so many aircraft grounded, so many orders cancelled, so many lawsuits and claims waiting in a long queue outside the American courts, does Boeing have enough money to pay or waiting to be saved by the American govt and taxpayers' money? Would Boeing be filing for bankruptcy?
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

American fake news – Trump flattering himself that he would win the trade war
Trump can do no wrong. In his trade negotiations with China, Trump has all the winning cards and he carries a big stick. China is sure to lose. So he thought. The Americans must be tough on China, so said all the American politicians. America must negotiate from a position of strength. China is suffering, the American economy is flourishing. China needs a deal, the Americans do not. China is paying for the additional tariffs and Trump is collecting billions from China so that he can spend it on his farmers and help other poor countries by selling them more arms.
These are the fake news the Americans want China, the rest of the world and the American people to believe. The Americans are winning in this trade war, China is losing, soon China will be begging on its knees, the Chinese economy will collapse. The Chinese have no cards to play, they cannot win. They are stupid, the Americans are so smart. The Americans are in control of everything and calling the shots.
The American economists are telling a different story. The Americans consumers are paying for all the hikes in tariffs. The importers are paying for the tariffs, not the Chinese sellers. And the cost of tariffs would be passed down to the ordinary American consumers. The Chinese could lower their price a little and even devalue the Yuan to counter the tariff hike. So who is the winner eventually?
Trump does not need a trade deal? What has Trump achieved so far? His Great Wall of America is failing, no trade deal with China, no denuclearization deal with North Korea, Europe is furious and turning towards China and Russia. Canada, after being made use of in the Huawei affair is angry with the Americans, the Arabs are angry with the American support for Israel and the seizure of Jerusalem. The 5 eyes partners and Europe are not listening and not following the American edict not to use Huawei. UK has just announced cooperation with Huawei in 5G technology. Americans would have to live with 4G or fake 5G technologies.
So, where is the achievement of Trump except fake rhetoric that he is winning and the whole world has to accept his bullying? What would happen to Trump’s presidential campaign if China and North Korea pull the rug beneath Trump’s feet and walk away from the negotiations? No deal! Trump won?
Chinese goods can be sold in all corners of the world. American goods can only be sold in richer countries that could afford to pay or be forced to pay for high priced American goods. Without the 1.4b Chinese buying American products, who is going to buy except being arm twisted by the Americans. The rest of the world cannot afford American goods. The Americans can only sell to themselves.
Trump is so clever, everything he is doing is right and the best, that he is winning in all fronts…except maybe impeachment. China just retaliated by raising tariffs on US$60b American goods. Let’s see how long can the Americans last paying more for everything they need without Chinese goods. The bully must be dealt with in the same way it tries to bully others and put in his rightful and proper place, to be ignored and forgotten.
The days when the Americans can go around bullying other countries are over!
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