#180125

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[QUOTE=jkennedy]
because you’ve never lived in the states is the military complex[/QUOTE]
And you know that because??????
FYI, I lived in Hamden, CT for over a year.
[QUOTE=jkennedy] It touches basically everyone, and everyone is fearful. 
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And people get afraid why?
Because they are told to be afraid. US News is doing an excelent job in that field
[QUOTE=jkennedy]
Look at the safeguards around everything.¬†¬† “Caution this coffee is HOT”??¬†[/QUOTE]
Liebeck v. Mc Donalds, see http://www.stellaawards.com/
The 72 year old fart Stella Liebeck in 1992, spilled coffee over herself while indulging in one of those healthy Mc Donalds meals she bought from a drive through.
She won 2.7 million, and that’s why you have these warnings and that’s also why coffee at mc donalds is now luke warm.
[QUOTE=jkennedy]
there are cautions everywhere on the most insane things, and lawsuits in the US are over the top.¬† It’s fear, and it’s easily directed.¬†¬†[/QUOTE]
It’s not fear, it’s simple business.
[QUOTE=jkennedy]
Your unemployment numbers aren’t correct.¬†
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And you know that because????
[QUOTE=jkennedy]
Visit the big cities, see what kind of lives most live. 
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So you lived there?? How else would you know that.
[QUOTE=jkennedy]
If you’re in a white collar job, you’re doing ok.¬† If you’re in anything other, you’re in shambles.¬† It’s not a pretty life.They’ve got ballooning wage problems, with 15-20% a year raise increases.¬† [/QUOTE]
What’s a raise increase? A pleonasm maybe?
And where do you get your numbers from?
[QUOTE=jkennedy]
but most people would probably say china was 100x bigger, than just scraping by the US. [/QUOTE] 
I showed you the numbers, don’t you read?
[QUOTE=jkennedy]
They have a GDP that is approaching the US, but a population that is 4-5X bigger. [/QUOTE]
Meaning that china is 4 to 5 times cheaper than the US
[QUOTE=jkennedy]
They rely heavily on exports, and when they lose their competitive position, they could lose a lot of that. [/QUOTE]

Meaning they will be like the US.
How do you figure they will lose their competitive edge.
[QUOTE=jkennedy]
¬† They have no social welfare net, it’s every man for themselves.¬†¬† [/QUOTE]
And the US does??