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Nation building or destruction? September 30, 2015

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America wants Syria’s al-Assad out of power because al-Assad is a friend of Iran.

America, under Obama’s twist logic, didn’t face ISIS head on in the beginning because Obama wanted to use ISIS to get rid of al-Assad so that America can achieve its objective w/o actually commit any force on the ground.

Well, Obama’s strategy didn’t work: 1. al-Assad Is still in power,
2. ISIS got stronger because they took over American weapons left behind by the fleeing Iraqi soldiers, 3. hundreds of thousands of innocent people got killed by American drones and fighter jets,
4. Europe got more immigrants thanit can handle, and
5. Russia’s Putin got a perfect excuse To send in Russian tanks, fighter jets, ground troops and Naval vessels.
6. Even China’s air carrier got a chance to practice its war fighting plans.

What does Obama have to say at UN other than admiting defeat? Well, he said that US is no longer the super power of the past years and begged other nations in the world to help the U.S. because America can’t do everything by itself anymore.

Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be.

美國已經快是昨日黃花,好景不長了。

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Annapolis – Great day trip from DC September 30, 2015

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Annapolus is Maryland’s Capital and it is where American Naval Academy is. It’s about 50 miles from Northern Virginia via US 50 through Washington DC.

We’ve been here a few times and like what this charming small town has to offer:

1. Free tour of the Naval Academy w/o a reservation. It is two blocks from the water front;

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2. Water front tourist attractions;

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3. Several ice cream shops near the water front and along the narrow street stretching from the water front to the back of the Maryland state house;

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2 scoops。貪心不足。吃了發胖。

2 scoops。貪心不足。吃了發胖。

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4. Many nice restaurants with street side tables serving decent food and drinks;

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The entire place used to be a restaurant。 After it failed a couple of years ago,the landlord changed it into a market and sandwich shops。

5. Small town atmosphere where the pace of the life Is slow and the ambiance around the town is relaxed; and

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6. On any night of the week, and of course on Fridays and Saturdays, you’ll see cadets in uniforms taking a break at restaurants and bars along the streets.

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If you are around the area for a few days, take US 50 then follow the sign to this quite and small town.

If you are into football,annual Army-Navy football isn’t that great as far as football is concern,but you might enjoy the rivalry。

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There are many great restaurants, such as this one, for you to choose from.

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Level. Being here once. Enjoyed it very much.

A ray of hope for Republican Party? September 26, 2015

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May be.

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We’ll see after the weepy Boehner leaves on October 31, 2015.

First Single Aisle, now。。。。。 September 21, 2015

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First, Airbus’s A-320 and Boeing’s 757 will soon have a much needed competition in the single aisle aircraft market from China’s Comac ARJ21 Xiangfeng 翔鳳.

COMAC ARJ21

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Source: Shimin Guhttp://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6998514&nseq=726

For your information, below is an estimate on the market shares of various players in the world. This estimate is four years old and impact of ARJ21 isn’t included in the estimate.

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With ARJ21 is about to make delivery, Airbus’s A-380 and Boeing’s 747 will have a new competitor in this lucrative airspace, probably in 5 to 10 years.

Joint development by China and Russia in wide-body aircraft.

Joint development by China and Russia in wide-body aircraft.

Source: Yahoo Finance.

 

China knows that it doesn’t have the technological know-how now to develop this aircraft by itself. Working with Russia is a logical step to take strategically and economically. This move makes sense for Russia too because it desperately wants to move away from the commodity (reads oil) dominant economy too.

Did Obama’s animosity toward Putin in any way accelerate the joint development?

I wonder what’s the next target for China to compete in the commercial landscape: selling cars in the USA and Europe?

 

罰的好 September 20, 2015

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中國觀光客在國外丟中國人的臉,公開做不文明的事,我們已經早有耳聞了。我曾經在這個部落格說過,這些人,教育程度不夠,羞恥心不夠,文化水準不夠,。在國外做出這些不文明的事,該重重的罰。我也建議,中國政府應該想辦法提高中國人的文化水平,以免在國外出醜,貽笑大方,讓世界上的人看不起。

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Source: 新浪新聞

希望這是中國政府想出來的辦法之一。也希望中國的媒體能把這件事好好的在中國的報章雜誌和網路上宣揚一番,讓所有的中國人都知道這件事。最好在台灣,澳洲,加拿大,法國,英國也有做過不文明的事的中國人被拒絕入境,那就更有效了。

這些人沒有羞恥心,就是要重重的罰。一直罰到他們痛為止。

不能進美國。罰的痛。罰的好。應該罰的有效。

PP: Don’t take away our care, September 19, 2015

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so that Planned Parenthood can continue selling baby parts.

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Source: Yahoo news.

The House Bill was H.R.3134 – Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015. Last year, Planned Parenthood received around $528 million in government funding.

The next stop Is the Senate. If it passed the Senate, Obama will veto it.

If Republican over comes Obama’s veto, some liberals will file a lawsuit seeking injunction to the law. The lawsuit will Take its time and work its way through American’s disfunctioned legal system.

The someone with black robe will break the tie and it will become the law of the land.

It will take at least 10 years.

America calls this Democracy even though American citizens have little say about this.

The game Yellen and FOMC play September 19, 2015

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I bet that you don’t know this. I‘ll let you in on a big secret here.

After Yellen took over American’s top banker job from Bernanke, she came up with a new game for FOMC bankers to play when they meet in Washington DC every time they meet.

They play with dots. Seriously, they take turn to throw dart on a piece of paper and come up with the so-called “Dot Plot.”

Take a look what they came up with three months ago in June 2015.

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Last Wednesday and then Thursday, they, under the supreme leadership of Yellen, diligently played the same “dart” game again behind the heavily guarded metal doors of the Federal Reserve’s building near the Capitol. And here is what they came up with: more dots.

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My conclusion: these people, just like the rest of us mortals, have no idea of what U.S. economy will be like next quarter or, for that matter, any quarter of any given year. They are, shall I say, playing with dots in the dark.

But, do not for any nano second, underestimate the importance of these dots because the decision they come up with based on these dots will have huge influences on the bond markets, stock markets, currencies and commodity prices all over the world. Some countries may sink into recession. Some countries may see inflation out of control. Some countries will experience significant down-turn on their economies. Above all, many people in many countries will suffer, probably for a long time after Yellen and company wrap up their dot plots.

 

Obama Noble Peace prize: joke September 18, 2015

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Well, it Is never too late to admit the obvious: Noble Peace price to Obama was a failure.

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Source: USA Taday.

It was a joke, an embarrassment, a shame, a humiliation, a mistake, a disgrace and a world class blunder.

Grand Lux Café at Venetian September 17, 2015

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Our first meal in Las Vegas was at the Grand Lux Café at Venetian.

DSC02945 DSC02946 DSC02949The casual dining restaurant was adjacent to Venetian’s casino.  We were too hungry in the mid-afternoon to search for a restaurant in a huge, maze-like casino. We walked around and stumbled upon Grand Lux Café. Its atmosphere was relaxed and its setting inviting. It looked just fine for us for a quick bite. In addition, its menu offered a wide variety of food items: traditional breakfast omelettes, sandwiches, small plate tapas, pasta, salad and soup, pizza, sliders, hamburgers, nachos and wraps.

We had meatless pasta Carbonara with creamy Parmesan sauce, bacon and peas. We also ordered from the appetizer menu a wonderful plate of seared tuna with Asian favorites: pickled soy bean sprouts, crispy cucumbers (with toasted sesame seeds) and carrots and radish. A soy sauce based dipping sauce also came with the tuna.

 

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Right after our meal, we hit penny slots to try our luck. Well, you never knew what could happen at these slot machines: sometimes you got lucky and won huge prices. Not once. But twice at the same slot machine.

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How about that for a revenge against the house?

有師如此。。。 September 17, 2015

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美國基本教育豈能不敗?

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Source:FOX News。

美國新澤西州一位年薪九萬的小學老師在兩年之內遲到111次。當地的教育局居然沒法解僱他。

奇也!

你知道為什麼不能請他走路嗎?因為仲裁委員會說學校沒有給他足夠的通知,使他沒有機會改變自己的壞習慣。

美國的基本教育制度腐敗至此,居然縱容如此敗類教導小學生。

我猜,這位小學老師是美國老師工會的會員。美國老師工會是一個勢力龐大集團。只要老師參加工會,按時交工會月費,工會就會保護這些人的工作,保護這些人的薪水。老師無能,工會並不在乎。學生有沒有受到良好的教育,工會也不關心。

當然啦,如果老師教學成績優良,倍受學生和家長喜愛,他們也不會因此而得到工會額外的鼓勵和加薪。

不但美國的老師工會如此,許多其他的工會也是依樣畫葫蘆。講穿了,美國工會的基本原則和共產黨的理念差不多。可悲啊!

有師如此,美國豈能不敗?只是時間未到也!

有道是:百足之蟲,死而不僵。美國
雖已敗像叢生,但仍能维持表面繁榮和興旺的假象。

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