Somehow the posting function on the latest thread is all messed up.
Here's my comment, maybe you can put it where it belongs and delete this post...
"The US would have been much better off had industry been shifted to the Americas than China. We have the absurd situation of US capital having helped build China and the Chinese have leveraged that to purchase materials in the Americas, increasing US material costs and establishing a social foothold in areas that we ignore."
That's one that never made sense to me since day one.
Nixon was obsessed w/Russia as we were in Wilson's War in Afghanistan.
Kissinger was, and is in love with the intricacies of the Chinese Mind.
Both efforts creating a much more challenging World in terms of the interests of the United States of America.
All The Best
THE ELEPHANT BAR IS CLOSED
I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.
My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.
At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.
An elephant never forgets.
Deuce, 21 June 2018