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    Today, 11:35 PM
    Corruption is not knowing when to give up power.
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    Today, 11:31 PM
    Earlier this month, when we reported that in the latest warning about China's housing sector, the Communist Party’s People’s Daily warned that China’s regional economies need to reduce their reliance on the property market for growth and instead focus on sustainable longer-term development, we wondered if "something was afoot with China's housing sector." The story is familiar: in recent year, hundreds of cities across China have seen upswings in their local property markets under a long-term plan by Beijing to further urbanize the country. The process of building new homes and revamping old ones has only accelerated in the last few years, backed by local governments keen to boost land sales and meet red-hot property demand. Indeed, the total sales of China’s top 100 real estate developers soared 35% last year. But repeating a now familiar warning that the party is over, Beijing has once again expressed concern that some cities, looking for rapid expansion, have grown their property markets too quickly and at the expense of new industry development, adding potential froth to real estate prices. Two weeks later, our concern that something is not quite well with China's housing sector was validated by the market overnight when shares in Jiayuan International, a prominent Chinese property developer, imploded in late trading in Hong Kong on Thursday, its stock collapsing 81% due to investor unease over a sector that is staggering under vast debts just as the world’s second-biggest economy slows. According to analysts, all of whom were dumbfounded by today's move, said that the stock, which flash crashed after a chaotic day’s trading that wiped more than $3 billion from its market capitalisation with the selling promptly spilling over to many of its peers... ... was engulfed by concern that Jiayuan would default on a $350 million bond that matures this week. As we reported earlier this morning, the panic liquidation over Jiayuan also ensnared rival property company Sunshine 100 China Holdings, whose shares plunged 65% moments after Jiayuan's collapse when traders realized that the two companies share a director. "Some of these companies might have cross-shareholdings in each other and when one of those starts to tumble, it brings down other related stocks," said Bocom strategist Hao Hong. "It’s likely more similar stock crashes could happen this year. A lot of share pledges in Hong Kong are underwater, and as soon as the positions are liquidated it triggers an avalanche." The property development sector has become especially vulnerable to sharp selloffs as it has accumulated large amounts of dollar debt, while the flagging Chinese economy has boosted fears about future prospects for China's housing sector in what may end up being the country's first hard landing in decades.
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    Today, 11:24 PM
    That was a quote of me that somehow lost its "originally posted by" line.
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    Today, 11:23 PM
    I don't deny my "dark side" I control it and use it where it should be used, constructive/destructive isn't the same thing as good/bad.
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    Today, 11:18 PM
    I understand your position and as I keep saying I don't support the wall BUT I have studied the economic and tyranny impact that doing nothing will have on those communities and the entire rest of the country, it is much worse...............MUCH WORSE.
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    Today, 11:15 PM
    I used "our" in the universal/editorial sense, I hope that we share most of our enemies and goals.
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    Today, 11:14 PM
    I strive to be like Jesus, that is what he requires of us.
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    Today, 10:57 PM
    You have been fed an oversimplified version of religion that was manipulated to control people, true religion has a place for fighting against our enemies.
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    Today, 10:52 PM
    I want massive increases inn patrols on the border but if I get a wall instead that WILL be better than if I get nothing, I want to end all welfare too but if I only get an end to welfare for illegals that WILL be better than if I don't get either. You seem to think that getting nothing is better than getting something.
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    Today, 10:42 PM
    We should focus on letting in even more people who will elect supermajorities od De Blasios everywhere because it is their right to come here and impose tyranny on us.:sarcasm:
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    Today, 10:21 PM
    Not at all, I would absolutely fight against it but it is preferable to being shot for possessing any gun and your analogy is very poor, border defenses against foreign invaders are totally different than tyranny throughout our territory. I don't support the wall but it is far better than what we will end up with if nothing is done to stop the invasion.
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    Today, 09:58 PM
    Judge tentatively finds uninsulated PG&E power lines sparked 2017-2018 wildfires
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    Today, 09:57 PM
    PG&E Corp. is so cash-starved that it won’t commit to paying settlements reached with people who lost their homes in a 2015 wildfire caused by a tree falling on a power line.The disclosure by a lawyer for the utility giant was greeted warily by a state judge at a hearing Thursday in Sacramento. He declined to grant PG&E’s request, in light of its plan to file for bankruptcy this month, to put off an April trial over damages from the Butte Fire that torched 70,000 acres and destroyed almost 500 homes. The September 2015 fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills did modest damage compared with Northern California blazes in PG&E’s service area in 2017 and 2018 that, taken together, killed more than 100 people, razed tens of thousands of homes and burned hundreds of thousands of acres. Financial uncertainty over as much as $30 billion in liabilities from the 2017 and 2018 wildfires has created a state of “limbo” in which PG&E can’t commit to previously reached settlements, said Kristin Bird, a lawyer for the company. More at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/pg-e-won-apos-t-230845190.html But finding bonus money for their executives isn't a problem.
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    Today, 09:54 PM
    The German government is reportedly exploring whether it can exclude Chinese technology company Huawei from future mobile infrastructure, apparently due to concerns over security. German newspaper Handelsblatt, citing government sources, said Berlin was discussing setting security standards Huawei currently cannot achieve, effectively blocking its participation in the rollout of fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks. Changes to the German telecommunications law were also under consideration as a last resort, the paper said. The deliberations would mark a shift from the German government's position back in October 2018, when it told politicians it saw no legal basis to exclude any vendors from an upcoming 5G auction, despite warnings from Washington. The government said in a more recent response the security of 5G networks was "extremely relevant", and would guide its upcoming decisions, Handelsblatt reported. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/germany-planning-exclude-huawei-5g-140409412.html
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    Today, 09:45 PM
    It reduces that problem to far less than would happen without it.
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    Today, 09:29 PM
    OH LOOK! A TDS VICTIM
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    Today, 09:18 PM
    I didn't see any, all I see is a snarky "have you stopped beating your wife" thread, I therefore responded in kind. Get a life. I see you are a denier but I expected that, it goes well with your other leftarian loony positions.
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    Today, 09:08 PM
    Self-destructive impulses?
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    Today, 08:46 PM
    Or the people who believe everything the MSM tells them.
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    Today, 08:32 PM
    RBG will make a great start for the year.
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    Today, 08:13 PM
    What's not masculine about Risk-taking, Ferociousness, and Independence?
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    Today, 08:04 PM
    Gillette has been accused of hypocrisy over its new advert tackling toxic masculinity, with some complaining the brand is itself guilty of sexism. It relates to the issue known as the “pink tax” where products advertised towards women cost more than similar products marketed towards men. “I could have sworn Gillette just told us to stop treating women poorly. Look how they treat their female customers though,” one person tweeted alongside photos of identical razors advertised towards men and women, with the women’s version costing $3 more.Another person also shared photos of the brand’s razors sold on Amazon, where a price discrepancy is evident. “Me: The new Gillette ad is great. Also me: “Gillette why is an eight-pack of women’s blades $3-4 more than men’s?” they asked. “OK so I’m all for the ideas in the Gillette commercial, I think it’s wonderful in theory, but a company can’t charge a pink tax and then use media to say they encourage gender equality and awareness, it doesn’t work like that. You don’t get both,” someone else tweeted. Look, I like the @Gillette ad. It sends a great message that a lot of men obviously need to hear. But the message rings a little hollow when coming from a company that profits from the #PinkTax. It’s time for Gillette to put their money where their mouth is and end the pink tax. — Ryanne Allison (@TheGirlRyanne) January 16, 2019
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    Today, 08:00 PM
    The University of Oxford said on Thursday it has stopped accepting funding from China's Huawei Technologies , the leading global supplier of telecoms network equipment, after scrutiny over the company's relationship with China’s government."Oxford University decided on January 8 this year that it will not pursue new funding opportunities with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd or its related group companies at present," the university said in a statement. "The decision has been taken in the light of public concerns raised in recent months surrounding UK partnerships with Huawei. We hope these matters can be resolved shortly." A Huawei spokesman said they had not been informed of the Oxford decision and only found out when it was reported in the media. https://news.yahoo.com/oxford-university-suspends-funding-chinas-huawei-183715965--sector.html
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    Today, 07:41 PM
    Huawei’s troubles continue to gather pace. In recent months the telecoms giant has had its CFO Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada, been barred from the construction of 5G networks in the U.K, Australia, and New Zealand, and had a sales director arrested in Poland on suspicion of espionage (Poland is also considering a ban on the use of Huawei products). Now, suspicion has spread to the Chinese firm’s sideline in solar panels. U.S. tariffs already posed a barrier to Huawei’s entry into the country’s growing solar market, but American politicians now claim the firm’s panels could be sleeper agents for disrupting the U.S. electrical grid. Democratic congressmen Tom Marino and Jerry McNerny and Republican congressman Bob Latta wrote to U.S. energy secretary Rick Perry about their concerns, stating Huawei’s cheaper solar panel technology “may pose a threat to our nation’s infrastructure.” On top of this, legislators introduced bills on Wednesday that would restrict sales of U.S. technology to Chinese telecoms companies in violation of sanctions or export control laws. More at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/more-trouble-huawei-u-lawmakers-124459931.html
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    Today, 07:38 PM
    https://finance.yahoo.com/video/affront-trump-office-presidency-pelosi-143053685.html
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    Today, 07:36 PM
    You answered mine.
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    Today, 07:31 PM
    Are TDS victims insane or just stupid?
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