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  1. WU-HAN LABS Well, guys. My humble speculation on the coronavirus being made in a lab is tickety-boo. Please read the e-news of "Virus-hit Wuhan has two laboratories linked to Chinese bio-warfare program " in https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/24/virus-hit-wuhan-has-two-laboratories-linked-chines/ (By Bill Gertz - The Washington Times - Friday, January 24, 2020) An extract is shown below: Quote Virology institute there has China's only secure lab for studying deadly virus The deadly animal virus epidemic spreading globally may have originated in a Wuhan laboratory linked to China’s covert biological weapons program, according to an Israeli biological warfare expert. Radio Free Asia this week rebroadcast a local Wuhan television report from 2015 showing China’s most advanced virus research laboratory known the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Radio Free Asia reported. The laboratory is the only declared site in China capable of working with deadly viruses. Dany Shoham, a former Israeli military intelligence officer who has studied Chinese bio warfare, said the institute is linked to Beijing’s covert biological weapons program. “Certain laboratories in the institute have probably been engaged, in terms of research and development, in Chinese [biological weapons], at least collaterally, yet not as a principal facility of the Chinese BW alignment,” Mr. Shoham told The Washington Times. Work on biological weapons is conducted as part of a dual civilian-military research and is “definitely covert,” he said in an email. Mr. Shoham holds a doctorate in medical microbiology. From 1970 to 1991 he was a senior analyst with Israeli military intelligence for biological and chemical warfare in the Middle East and worldwide, holding the rank of lieutenant colonel. Unquote Let's put on our thinking caps: A valid question is whether or not China is competing with the "Illuminati" in order to keep China in a fair-playing field. There should be a movie script on the above ill-intent endeavour with Chinese competing with the powerful Jewish and the Iranian (etc.) in bio-warfare, in addition to nuclear weapons. Well, I can write such a movie script, but I must look "white" with brown hair, blue eyes and fair skin. This is my irony.
  2. The BBC World TV News just interviewed an expert in Sydney, Australia, who reported a mortality rate of 14% on the coronavirus comparing to 17% on SARS. This reported figure of 14% is more realistic than the China figure of 1 out of 39 (2.5%). Well, that is China, which tends to hide facts...Shame on them! By the way, the genome name of the present virus is "2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)" . In the website of National Center for Biotechnology Information in America ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/), the organism name is labeled as Wuhan seafood market pneumonia virus (viruses) (the source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/GCF_009858895.2 ) There is not a lot of genome data reported in the webpage for now. Stay put.
  3. Be vigilant if you do NOT want to die as a result of contracting the coronavirus. Look at the statistics on two historical death rates as summarised below: SARS from late 2002 to mid 2003 : 17% MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) in 2012: 35% Just earlier, BBC World News reported a live update from Hong Kong TV news, which reported a death rate of 1 out of 39 (i.e. 2.5%) for the coronavirus . This figure came from the Food and Health Bureau in China. My humble assessment on the reported 2.5% is FAR TOO LOW. Even the death rate of a serious FLU is in the order of 10%. The reported death rate of 2.5% on coronavirus should be bigger than 10% (i.e. more serious than flu). Most people are naive. If you closely look at the historical statistics, you should worry .....
  4. How about we take references of preventive measures in the context of SARS for the present outbreaks? Quote There is no vaccine for SARS. Isolation and quarantine remain the most effective means to prevent the spread of SARS. Other preventative measures include: Hand-washing Disinfection of surfaces for fomites Wearing a surgical mask Avoiding contact with bodily fluids (sexual or casual) Washing the personal items of someone with SARS in hot, soapy water (eating utensils, dishes, bedding, etc.) Keeping children with symptoms home from school Simple hygiene measures Isolating oneself as much as possible to minimise the chances of transmission or contraction of the virus Unquote
  5. The recent outbreaks of coronavirus in WuHan (China) and "influencer A" in America As I had lived through the era of SARS from late 2002 to mid 2003 (as an outsider) and learned of transmutations of SARS, resulting in variations of HxNx, I am curious about the present coronavirus outbreak in WuHan and the recent flu outbreak in America. A valid question to raise is why the timing is just before Chinese New Year, which is the peak of travels within China and from China to other countries. I have my own conspiracy theory about the aforesaid outbreaks. Please look beyond the surface of news media reporting to the world, and be discerning on rumours on the coronavirus. Please read on: 1./ Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV: early estimation of epidemiological parameters and epidemic predictions https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.01.23.20018549v1.full.pdf (dated 24 JAN 2020) Key findings ● We estimate the basic reproduction number of the infection (𝑅0) to be significantly greater than one. We estimate it to be between 3.6 and 4.0, indicating that 72-75% of transmissions must be prevented by control measures for infections to stop increasing. ● We estimate that only 5.1% (95%CI, 4.8–5.5) of infections in Wuhan are identified, indicating a large number of infections in the community, and also reflecting the difficulty in detecting cases of this new disease. Surveillance for this novel pathogen has been launched very quickly by public health authorities in China, allowing for rapid assessment of the speed of increase of cases in Wuhan and other areas. ● If no change in control or transmission happens, then we expect further outbreaks to occur in other Chinese cities, and that infections will continue to be exported to international destinations at an increasing rate. In 14 days’ time (4 February 2020), our model predicts the number of infected people in Wuhan to be greater than 190 thousand (prediction interval, 132,751 to 273,649). We predict the cities with the largest outbreaks elsewhere in China to be Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing and Chengdu. We also predict that by 4 Feb 2020, the countries or special administrative regions at greatest risk of importing infections through air travel are Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea. ● Our model suggests that travel restrictions from and to Wuhan city are unlikely to be effective in halting transmission across China; with a 99% effective reduction in travel, the size of the epidemic outside of Wuhan may only be reduced by 24.9% on 4 February. ● There are important caveats to the reliability of our model predictions, based on the assumptions underpinning the model as well as the data used to fit the model. These should be considered when interpreting our findings 2. Flu has already killed 39 children in the US and the number is still set to rise, health officials warn https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7900621/Flu-killed-39-children-number-set-rise.html (dated 17 JAN 2020) Already, the flu has claimed the lives of 39 American children this season During this same week in the last three flu seasons, no children died However, visits to doctors for and diagnoses of flu fell last week, a potentially encouraging sign But CDC experts say that more deaths and illnesses can be expected and it's too soon to tell if the tide of the severe season has turend New figures from the CDC show that 9.7 million people have fallen ill and 87,000 people have been hospitalized Since January 1, 4,800 people have died, marking a 65% increase 32 pediatric deaths have been confirmed so far, double the number of child deaths at this time of year last flu season What is "the basic reproduction number of the infection" (R0)? Click https://web.stanford.edu/~jhj1/teachingdocs/Jones-on-R0.pdf Welcome your insights.
  6. The above e-news was written by Kayla Brantley for dailymail.com. This writer has twisted the headline to raise eyeblows of readers. And, she did it. Come on, readers of the present posting: The interviewer gave Chelsea a "leading" question, and then Chelsea responded with a "yes". Chelsea did not blatantly verbalise every word. Further, Hilary said it well "generational gaps...". but the much younger interviewer (Decca Aitkenhead) suggested that Hilary is less accepting of generational differences. I summarise my views: 1. Hilary is 15+ years older than me. I am on her side. 2. Chelsea is in her late 30's, which is similar to the age of my (unborn) daughter if I ever got pregnant with my ex-sweetheart years ago. Chelsea represents general views on transgender issues from her generation. My unborn daughter (equally smart of course) would have been on her side. It is no big deal to agree on the point of "a person with a beard and a penis can identity as a woman". Being a PhD in (social and business) psychology, I anticipate that people in Chelsea's generation will face their children increasing to become homosexuals, having legal same-gender marriages, having colleagues who are also gays or lesbians, .... Is this a good thing? My answer is yes. We want less children to be born. We want less populated world. We will not have enough food to feed the world while young people do NOT want to be farmers in Thailand, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, to name a few. Thailand is the biggest exporter on rice in South East Asia. I can see rice prices rocketing up in 5 years' time when Chinese farmers in China are dying out in numbers, with a lack of "talent" in the pipeline, so to speak. Ah, this will be a good opportunity to trade the rice commodity. My trading tip for you in 5 years' time if you still remember.
  7. Well said by President Trump in the previous post. A spokeman of the SDF (with an educated accent) told the TV news media 2 days ago that US had abandoned them. Just as well. SDF must have pocketed financial benefits in the past. Just run with the profits and do not complain to the world. What is SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces)? I pasted below relevant texts from my yesterday posting with a title of "Stateless Kurds deserve.....", which were extracted from https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29702440 (dated 9 OCT 2019), for readers who are interested in digging deeper in the present matter. Otherwise, you move on to a different thread. Quote What are kurds? Between 25 and 35 million Kurds inhabit a mountainous region straddling the borders of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. They make up the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East, but they have never obtained a permanent nation state. Today, they form a distinctive community, united through race, culture and language, even though they have no standard dialect. They also adhere to a number of different religions and creeds, although the majority are Sunni Muslims. ...... Why were Kurds at the forefront of the fight against the IS? In mid-2013, the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) turned its sights on three Kurdish enclaves that bordered territory under its control in northern Syria. It launched repeated attacks that until mid-2014 were repelled by the People's Protection Units (YPG) - the armed wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD). An IS advance in northern Iraq in June 2014 also drew that country's Kurds into the conflict. The government of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region sent its Peshmerga forces to areas abandoned by the Iraqi army. In August 2014, the jihadists launched a surprise offensive and the Peshmerga withdrew from several areas. A number of towns inhabited by religious minorities fell, notably Sinjar, where IS militants killed or captured thousands of Yazidis. In response, a US-led multinational coalition launched air strikes in northern Iraq and sent military advisers to help the Peshmerga. The YPG and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey for three decades and has bases in Iraq, also came to their aid. In September 2014, IS launched an assault on the enclave around the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee across the nearby Turkish border. Despite the proximity of the fighting, Turkey refused to attack IS positions or allow Turkish Kurds to cross to defend it. In January 2015, after a battle that left at least 1,600 people dead, Kurdish forces regained control of Kobane. The Kurds - fighting alongside several local Arab militias under the banner of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance, and helped by US-led coalition air strikes, weapons and advisers - then steadily drove IS out of tens of thousands of square kilometres of territory in north-eastern Syria and established control over a large stretch of the border with Turkey. In October 2017, SDF fighters captured the de facto IS capital of Raqqa and then advanced south-eastwards into the neighbouring province of Deir al-Zour - the jihadists' last major foothold in Syria. The last pocket of territory held by IS in Syria - around the village of Baghouz - fell to the SDF in March 2019. The SDF hailed the "total elimination" of the IS "caliphate", but it warned that jihadist sleeper cells remained "a great threat" to the world. The SDF was also left to deal with the thousands of suspected IS militants captured during the last two years of the battle, as well as tens of thousands of displaced women and children associated with IS fighters. The US called for the repatriation of foreign nationals among them, but most of their home countries refused to do so. Now, the Kurds face a military offensive by Turkey, which wants to set up a 32km (20-mile) deep "safe zone" inside north-eastern Syria to protect its border and resettle up to 2 million Syrian refugees. The SDF says it will defend its territory "at all costs" and that hard-won gains in the battle against IS are being put at risk. The Syrian government, which is backed by Russia, also continues to promise to take back control of all of Syria. Why does Turkey see Kurds as a threat? There is deep-seated hostility between the Turkish state and the country's Kurds, who constitute 15% to 20% of the population. Kurds received harsh treatment at the hands of the Turkish authorities for generations. In response to uprisings in the 1920s and 1930s, many Kurds were resettled, Kurdish names and costumes were banned, the use of the Kurdish language was restricted, and even the existence of a Kurdish ethnic identity was denied, with people designated "Mountain Turks". In 1978, Abdullah Ocalan established the PKK, which called for an independent state within Turkey. Six years later, the group began an armed struggle. Since then, more than 40,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced. In the 1990s the PKK rolled back on its demand for independence, calling instead for greater cultural and political autonomy, but continued to fight. In 2013, a ceasefire was agreed after secret talks were held. The ceasefire collapsed in July 2015, after a suicide bombing blamed on IS killed 33 young activists in the mainly Kurdish town of Suruc, near the Syrian border. The PKK accused the authorities of complicity and attacked Turkish soldiers and police. The Turkish government subsequently launched what it called a "synchronised war on terror" against the PKK and IS. Since then, several thousand people - including hundreds of civilians - have been killed in clashes in south-eastern Turkey. Turkey has maintained a military presence in northern Syria since August 2016, when it sent troops and tanks over the border to support a Syrian rebel offensive against IS. Those forces captured the key border town of Jarablus, preventing the YPG-led SDF from seizing the territory itself and linking up with the Kurdish enclave of Afrin to the west. In 2018, Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels launched an operation to expel YPG fighters from Afrin. Dozens of civilians were killed and tens of thousands displaced. Turkey's government says the YPG and the PYD are extensions of the PKK, share its goal of secession through armed struggle, and are terrorist organisations that must be eliminated. Turkey's fear of a reignited Kurdish flame (leads to https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29542040 dated 8 OCT 2019) Unquote
  8. In Bloomberg e-news, a recent article shows: "Trump Says Hong Kong Protest Movement Will ‘Take Care of Itself’ Soon" By Josh Wingrove on October 12, 2019. The link is https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-11/trump-says-hong-kong-protests-will-take-care-of-itself-soon The texts are extracted here: Quote President Donald Trump said in an Oval Office meeting with China’s vice premier that he thinks protests in Hong Kong are winding down and that a partial trade accord the two leaders reached on Friday will be a “great deal” for the city’s residents. “We discussed Hong Kong and I think great progress has been made by China in Hong Kong, and I’ve been watching and I actually told the vice premier it really has toned down a lot from the initial days of a number of months ago when I saw a lot of people, and I see far fewer now,” Trump told reporters Friday. Unquote In my perspectives, I agree with President Trump's views on this matter. A few weeks ago in a Mensa meeting, someone told me and three other members that many sightings of "chopped" frozen bodies without facial recognition were reported in Chinese social media in Hong Kong. This individual further summarised that these people were captured protesters, and were killed. Ah, I knew exactly what this person was driving at. These captured protesters were "killed" by mainland China, not by Hong Kong Police. These acts made sense to me, I am afraid. If you look back to the students protests in South Korea in 1987, we should wonder how these protests were stopped in less than one year. The protesters were "killed". I do not have any evidence to support my assertion. Use your political common sense.
  9. I am being radical to put forward two strategies to "eliminate" the ongoing conflicts between Kurds, Turkey, Syria, and the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), as shown in the thread title. In my assessment, SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) has its demonic underlying motives above the apparent motive on helping USA to eliminate the IS. What is your good guess on SDF's underlying motives? Welcome your views. The e-news article by BBC summarises the historical developments of Kurds' unethical conflicts very well. Have a good read in https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29702440 (dated 9 OCT 2019) Since this e-news will not last long, important texts are pasted below: Quote What are kurds? Between 25 and 35 million Kurds inhabit a mountainous region straddling the borders of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. They make up the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East, but they have never obtained a permanent nation state. Today, they form a distinctive community, united through race, culture and language, even though they have no standard dialect. They also adhere to a number of different religions and creeds, although the majority are Sunni Muslims. ...... Why were Kurds at the forefront of the fight against the IS? In mid-2013, the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) turned its sights on three Kurdish enclaves that bordered territory under its control in northern Syria. It launched repeated attacks that until mid-2014 were repelled by the People's Protection Units (YPG) - the armed wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD). An IS advance in northern Iraq in June 2014 also drew that country's Kurds into the conflict. The government of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region sent its Peshmerga forces to areas abandoned by the Iraqi army. In August 2014, the jihadists launched a surprise offensive and the Peshmerga withdrew from several areas. A number of towns inhabited by religious minorities fell, notably Sinjar, where IS militants killed or captured thousands of Yazidis. In response, a US-led multinational coalition launched air strikes in northern Iraq and sent military advisers to help the Peshmerga. The YPG and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey for three decades and has bases in Iraq, also came to their aid. In September 2014, IS launched an assault on the enclave around the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee across the nearby Turkish border. Despite the proximity of the fighting, Turkey refused to attack IS positions or allow Turkish Kurds to cross to defend it. In January 2015, after a battle that left at least 1,600 people dead, Kurdish forces regained control of Kobane. The Kurds - fighting alongside several local Arab militias under the banner of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance, and helped by US-led coalition air strikes, weapons and advisers - then steadily drove IS out of tens of thousands of square kilometres of territory in north-eastern Syria and established control over a large stretch of the border with Turkey. In October 2017, SDF fighters captured the de facto IS capital of Raqqa and then advanced south-eastwards into the neighbouring province of Deir al-Zour - the jihadists' last major foothold in Syria. The last pocket of territory held by IS in Syria - around the village of Baghouz - fell to the SDF in March 2019. The SDF hailed the "total elimination" of the IS "caliphate", but it warned that jihadist sleeper cells remained "a great threat" to the world. The SDF was also left to deal with the thousands of suspected IS militants captured during the last two years of the battle, as well as tens of thousands of displaced women and children associated with IS fighters. The US called for the repatriation of foreign nationals among them, but most of their home countries refused to do so. Now, the Kurds face a military offensive by Turkey, which wants to set up a 32km (20-mile) deep "safe zone" inside north-eastern Syria to protect its border and resettle up to 2 million Syrian refugees. The SDF says it will defend its territory "at all costs" and that hard-won gains in the battle against IS are being put at risk. The Syrian government, which is backed by Russia, also continues to promise to take back control of all of Syria. Why does Turkey see Kurds as a threat? There is deep-seated hostility between the Turkish state and the country's Kurds, who constitute 15% to 20% of the population. Kurds received harsh treatment at the hands of the Turkish authorities for generations. In response to uprisings in the 1920s and 1930s, many Kurds were resettled, Kurdish names and costumes were banned, the use of the Kurdish language was restricted, and even the existence of a Kurdish ethnic identity was denied, with people designated "Mountain Turks". In 1978, Abdullah Ocalan established the PKK, which called for an independent state within Turkey. Six years later, the group began an armed struggle. Since then, more than 40,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced. In the 1990s the PKK rolled back on its demand for independence, calling instead for greater cultural and political autonomy, but continued to fight. In 2013, a ceasefire was agreed after secret talks were held. The ceasefire collapsed in July 2015, after a suicide bombing blamed on IS killed 33 young activists in the mainly Kurdish town of Suruc, near the Syrian border. The PKK accused the authorities of complicity and attacked Turkish soldiers and police. The Turkish government subsequently launched what it called a "synchronised war on terror" against the PKK and IS. Since then, several thousand people - including hundreds of civilians - have been killed in clashes in south-eastern Turkey. Turkey has maintained a military presence in northern Syria since August 2016, when it sent troops and tanks over the border to support a Syrian rebel offensive against IS. Those forces captured the key border town of Jarablus, preventing the YPG-led SDF from seizing the territory itself and linking up with the Kurdish enclave of Afrin to the west. In 2018, Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels launched an operation to expel YPG fighters from Afrin. Dozens of civilians were killed and tens of thousands displaced. Turkey's government says the YPG and the PYD are extensions of the PKK, share its goal of secession through armed struggle, and are terrorist organisations that must be eliminated. Turkey's fear of a reignited Kurdish flame (leads to https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29542040 dated 8 OCT 2019) Unquote
  10. To answer DrBubb's question: "why would China Central Government want to destroy Hong Kong?" My answer to the question is summarised below: China's political cultures have always been dictatorial since "the First Emperor of Qin, from 259 BC to 210 BC" by using dictatorship, military violence, burning scholar books to eliminate literacy and so forth strategies. These strategies had worked effectively in leading and controlling a vast country of peasants. However, the present era of China exists in environments of a virtual world with electronic information flowing out of control. This has posed layers of threats to the security of the country (so to speak). Bear in mind that protesters tend to be the younger generations with some older ones behind the scene in fueling negative and rebellious thoughts to the young with an objective of destroying Hong Kong for their financial benefits (to the pockets of the older ones). The China Central Government has jumped onto this rebellious movement, and demonically added more fuels to the negative sentiment of the young. A valid question to raise is whether or not there are immediate benefits to China leaders. Come on, readers: the answer is obviously yes. If you were in the shoes of the leaders, would you want to be praised that "you have done a good job in suppressing the rebellious protesters? " To be an effective political leader in China or anywhere in other countries, you have to be cut-throat, decisive and "dark". "Birds of a feather flock together". You have to conform. If you have a good nature, you should never be a politician in any ways. All China politicians are "dark" and demonic. In their perceptions, Hong Kong is a "pea" to them, insignificant. Shanghai has been thriving financially for some years,. However, their ethical standards are non-existent. It is only in the recent few years that young mainland China financiers understand the meaning of words "professionalism" and "integrity". When I conducted my doctoral research on "interpersonal trust" in Shanghai in 1999, I learned that these two words were never heard of among some local entrepreneurs (my research interviewees). I struggled to explain the meanings of these two highly conceptual words in Mandarin. "Professionalism" was understood as "an engineer with a specialised job". "Integrity" was understood to be equal to "honesty". What is an implication on the culture of integrity in mainland China? Such a aforementioned culture is non-existent, which leads to my assertion that mainland China is bred with an unethical and non-professional culture. Destroying Hong Kong to the mainland China politicians is similar to destroying a plant. They would brush it away. Tell the world mind your own business. It is our internal affairs, none of your business. GOD blesses Hong Kong. Welcome your views.
  11. I refer to the extracted texts shown below from the yahoo.com e-news (by Jerome TAYLOR, Yan ZHAO, AFP• October 6, 2019 ) posted in the previous posting: Quote Police officers -- many of whom had their faces covered and were not wearing identification numbers -- were seen tackling a young couple wearing masks in the district of Central. Crowds shouted "triads" at the police and the couple were eventually released. But another masked man was handcuffed and led away soon after. Unquote To readers of the present forum, I would like to elaborate on the line of " Crowds shouted "triads" at the police and the couple were eventually released ". The reporters of the yahoo e-news surely understand the collusion between the Hong Kong Police and the triads in escalating the riots by protesters. Who would have directed such a demonic collusion (as I phrase it)? The answer is the China Central Government. What is then the ulterior motive behind such a collusion? The answer is to tell the world leaders that China has a valid political reason to take control of Hong Kong 100% by abolishing "one country two systems" before the deadline of 30 June 2047. My anticipation is that Hong Kong will be destroyed economically as this is happening now. I pray to GOD to "turn the situation round 180 degrees", and to return Hong Kong's glory. Please pray for Hong Kong if you believe in GOD and have money at stake in Hong Kong. I suppose that you don't really care since you do NOT live in Hong Kong anymore. You may wish Hong Kong to die... Please don't. Have a good heart please.
  12. I refer to the texts shown above, which are appended here: Quote HONG KONG - who are the main players? There are a surprizing number of Women in key decision & influencer roles Unquote As a Hong Kong person, my perception differs in that the women, namely Virginia Ip, Anson Chan, Rita Fan who were interviewed by Bloomberg, were "willing" to express their opinions to a high-profile TV channel. These women indeed played an influencing role in the past, but less so nowadays without an authoritative official position in the Hong Kong Government. These women "were" decision makes in the past. In summary, the Bloomberg video news also interviewed prominent men politicians, with balanced views gathered from men and women political figures. The Bloomberg video news was excellent. Well done to the news Director and the script writer.
  13. Chelsea Clinton has grown into a "dark" person since I first met her in a Rhodes Ball at the University of Oxford. At that time, she was young in her early 20's, completing her master degree, which then turned into a D.Phil (Doctor of Philosophy) Well, people do change from good to evil. Have you met anyone who would "repent" their sins and become good? Only a Hollywood movie will portray such a drastic change of a "dark" person to transform to be a good and ethical person. Sad, isn't it?
  14. I refer to the reporting on WSJ's James Freeman by conservativemedia.com dated (?, not shown on the web page) posted in the previous post yesterday in the present forum. My assessment is that the extracts of the WSJ's article are accurate and precise. I hereby re-cap some key points shown below for the benefits of the forum readers. The aforementioned web link will not last long. Quote The tile: WSJ’s Freeman: 2017 Politico Investigation Puts Hillary Clinton in Ukraine ‘Spotlight’ The Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) James Freeman observed Monday that Hillary Clinton is now joining Joe Biden in the “new spotlight” on the United States’ relations with Ukraine. Freeman, the assistant editor of the WSJ’s editorial page, noted that Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley (IA) and Ron Johnson (WI) wrote Monday morning to Attorney General William Barr, asking if he has come up with any answers to the question of whether the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign used the government of Ukraine “for the express purpose of finding negative information on then-candidate Trump in order to undermine his campaign.” Grassley originally wrote in July 2017 regarding whether the DNC and the Clinton campaign had used the Ukraine government in order to sabotage the Trump campaign. The senators continued: That letter also highlighted news reports that, during the 2016 presidential election, “Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump” and did so by “disseminat[ing] documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggest[ing] they were investigating the matter[.]” Ukrainian officials also reportedly “helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers.” The plan involved Alexandra Chalupa, reportedly a “Ukrainian-American operative” consulting for the DNC. Chalupa “reportedly met with Ukrainian officials during the presidential election for the express purpose of exposing alleged ties between then-candidate Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, and Russia,” Grassley and Johnson wrote to Barr. “The quotations come from a 2017 story in Politico, hardly a pro-Trump outfit,” Freeman, co-author of Borrowed Time, observed, noting the headline, “Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire.” “Kiev officials are scrambling to make amends with the president-elect after quietly working to boost Clinton,” was the subheading, he pointed out. Politico authors Kenneth Vogel and David Stern wrote in that article: Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found. The goal of Ukraine’s reported aid to Clinton was to advance “the narrative that Trump’s campaign was deeply connected to Ukraine’s foe to the east, Russia.” Freeman noted: With the benefit of hindsight and the results of the Mueller investigation, it’s now clear that there was no evidence of Trump campaign collusion with Russia. What is not clear and what demands further investigation is how this baseless claim managed to consume the first two years of an American presidency. Though the idea of such an effort by Ukraine appeared unlikely to some, Vogel and Stern insisted: Politico’s investigation found evidence of Ukrainian government involvement in the race that appears to strain diplomatic protocol dictating that governments refrain from engaging in one another’s elections. Freeman concluded the Politico investigation “may be helpful in figuring out exactly how the surveillance tools of America’s national security apparatus were turned against the party out of power in 2016.” Unquote
  15. I refer to the video shown in the www.infowars.com in the preceding posting. The guy is a secondary school student aged 18 (shown below in the photo). He survived after a surgery to remove the bullet in his lung. The aforementioned video clearly shows that this guy with a medium-length metal rod was hostile towards the policeman in a close proximity. If I were in the position of the cop, I would have shot at him. Bad luck to the young guy who has been paid HK$ 5,000 to HK$ 6,000 per day to be at the front of the violence. The young guy has been "brainwashed" in my perception. If I were his mother, I would have scolded at him with my tears gushing out. I would also have hugged him and said to him, "your life is more important than Hong Kong political affairs. Treasure your life". This kind of behaviour is betrayal to Hong Kong. Is the HK$ 5,000+ a lucrative income per day (i.e. HK$ 24,000 for 4 weekends) for a young guy at age 18? Please put yourself into the young guy's shoes, and understand his underlying motivation. In my wish, Hong Kong is better off without this kind of "brainwashed" young guys and girls, who should be "eliminated" one way or another. Hong Kong is truly a victim caught between America and China. A few months ago in a press conference broadcasted in a HK TV channel, the former HK Chief Executive, Tung C.W. phrased that a "foreign influence" had instigated protests, which have since then become a series of prolonged violent protests. The "foreign influence" is actually CIA. Some local HK people learned about the involvement of CIA. However, the laymen here in HK do NOT understand why CIA has been involved. However, I do. I shall say no more here due to the political sensitivities between CIA, Trump and China. Why did CIA pick Hong Kong since 2014 riots in Mong Kok? Welcome your insight.
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