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I think we have reached peak stupidity

Discussion in 'Media and Current Events' started by zero_tolerance, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. zero_tolerance

    zero_tolerance Donating Member

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    I started watching this , then I saw the name Alan Jones. Sorry enough for me, the mans a fuckwit.
     
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    Nitro_X Numbskull

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    There's definitely an anti-china narrative being pushed at the moment in Oz, while I think it is prudent that the Australian Gov should be careful about any type of Chinese investment here, for obvious reasons, lets not forget the USA and the UK are no saints.
    We are still a lap dog to the US and the British Monarchy holds significant influence in Australia.
    In fact when it comes to foreign investment in Australia, the USA and the UK invest significantly more than China, even if you include Hong Kong.
    https://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/resou.../Pages/statistics-on-who-invests-in-australia

    As of June 2016, foreign ownership of Australian agricultural land (same as above - USA, UK)
    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/...op-10-foreign-land-owners-in-australia-2016-9

    US investors own significantly more of Australia's 20 largest ASX listed companies, than Australians do
    http://theconversation.com/worried-...-who-owns-australias-biggest-companies-123343

    It's highly probable the current anti-china narrative being pushed is driven by the USA, Trump has been in trade and economic conflict with China since being elected. ..at the same time, his daughters company imports vast quantities of Chinese manufactured products.
    Trump's provocations with N. Korea was a stage show for China and the world and an excuse to build up more US military resources around China's mainland borders.

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    Nitro_X Numbskull

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    It's darkly humorous because for decades the US and so called western democracies have embraced globalism and free market capitalism, China opened its doors and the world flooded in to take advantage of and exploit China for pure financial profits, with scant regard for environmental pollution, waste and human rights, now that China has become a little too big, a little too powerful and a little too wealthy the status quo are getting nervous.

    Over the last 15-20 years, Australia has welcomed with open arms Chinese money from students, tourists and property investors.
    All three levels of government, our big banks, real estate companies and universities have raked in billions in revenues from China, now, all of a sudden Australia too is in political and economic conflict with China....all because of a microscopic virus.
    What gives?
    What's really going on in the secret halls of power?

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    the_boozer no more VK

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    Why I hate old people and university intellectuals they knew they were selling us out but took the money now look at what a **** hole the country is. Try and see a doctor wait 3 weeks to see some jippo that can hardly speak the language. Where are all the drugs coming from last time I was in Melbourne there seamed to be an endless supply of drug addicts sleeping all over the foot path.
     
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    No please. Keep digging.
     

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