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The China Trade War January 23, 2020

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A couple of cool graphics from Visual Capitalist. The first one shows the evolution of US and China trade relationships across the globe. I didn’t steal that one, so you’ll have to click here to see it. While I didn’t steal it, I did grab the first and last frames, which show China’s huge strides in dominating global trade:



The second graphic is a very nice summary of the tariff war between China and the US:

This helps you see at a glance why Trump thought our trade relationship was so unfair.

I Prefer the Bond “Q” January 14, 2020

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Never heard tell of this Q bizness until very recently. An article at American Thinker gives some background:

An Introduction to Q

Who is Q? What is Q? And, perhaps most importantly, why is Q? …

Q first appeared in October 2017 on an anonymous online forum called 4Chan, posting messages that implied top-clearance knowledge of upcoming events. More than 3,000 messages later, Q has created a disturbing, multi-faceted portrait of a global crime syndicate that operates with impunity.

Here’s the way it works: Q posts messages (also known as “drops” or “crumbs”) on an anonymous online forum, which are discussed, analyzed, and critiqued by the board’s inhabitants. (The forum has changed a few times after massive online attacks.) Hundreds of social media accounts then spread Q’s latest posting to worldwide followers who share their research, analysis, and interpretations of Q’s latest information.

I read the article and followed some of the supporting links, and so far as I can tell, this is all batsh*t crazy. I mean seriously certifiable.

That’s my take, but I’m willing to listen to evidence to the contrary.

Camo, Stinkbug Style January 4, 2020

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