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墨西哥有 35 英尺長的梯子賣嗎? February 28, 2018

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如果沒有,可以做一個嗎?再不然,可以在墨西哥這邊的牆上做個簡單的梯子嗎?反正沒有時間限制,慢慢來,總有一天可以做好的。再說,美國也沒有辦法天天派人在牆邊站崗。你說是不是?

有了梯子或其他翻牆的方法,再帶一條繩子,幾個人同心協力,就可以爬過這些上萬美元一尺的圍牆了。

如果用梯子太危險,在圍牆上鑽幾個洞應該不是太難吧。要不然把牆角的地基挖鬆了,日曬雨淋的,遲早會倒下來的。

看這幾個牆的高度,老頭子是沒法子爬這麽高的牆的。年輕的墨西哥小夥子應該是可以的。

如果爬牆實在是太難了,那就用觀光,探親的名義來美國玩,一到美國就不走了。那這些牆不是白建了嗎?

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台灣大媽搶衛生紙:為什麼? February 28, 2018

Posted by hslu in Economics, Life in Taiwan, Taiwan, 台灣.
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三月一號,也就是今天,據媒體報導,台灣衛生紙要漲價 10 到 20%。原因很簡單:做衛生紙的原料,人工,運輸成本漲價了。造紙工廠不能做虧本生意,只有抬高價錢,讓消費者承擔。看來,世界經濟同步上揚,需求增加,工資上漲,衛生紙價格上漲是必然的現象,它也表示通貨膨脹不遠了。

因為衛生紙即將漲價,台灣在超市,在賣場,在網路,在便利商店,發生了百年難得一見的搶購衛生紙大戰。

Source: udn.com

超市裏衛生紙的貨架上空無一物了。如果你想在網絡上買,對不起,任何樣品的衛生紙也全都賣完了。

Source: PCHome 網站。”補貨中“表示已經賣完了。

當老婆告訴我這個消息之後,我禁不住要問:為什麼台灣會有這種事情發生?

據臺灣知名的購物網站資料顯示,一包衛生紙,平均 100 張左右,要 $10 新臺幣:大概美金 30 cents 一包。

如果一個家庭一個禮拜用兩包,200 張,那每個月最多要用 10 包:也就是 $100 新臺幣。

就算今天衛生紙真的漲 20%,那每個家庭,每個月就要爲衛生紙多付 $20 新臺幣。

請問親愛的台灣同胞:有必要爲每個月多付 $20 而不顧顏面的去跟別人搶衛生紙嗎?

2017年,臺灣的官方資料顯示,台灣人的平均國民所得是新臺幣 $707,610。台灣人一個月的平均收入是新臺幣 $45,500。如果夫妻兩人都做事,那一個家庭就有 $8 到 $9 萬的收入。雖然台灣每四個人就有一個只拿 $22 K (兩個人一共拿 $44 K),每個月多付 $20 還是可以負擔的。

那為什麼台灣人民會為了衛生紙而開戰呢?大概是:如果你搶到 2 箱,大約 150 包。每包省錢 $2,你當場就可以省 $300:差不多 3 個便當。

值得了!

在台灣目前經濟低迷的環境當中,有 $300 的小確幸也是可以爲它而犧牲,奮鬥的了。

2 Hypocrites February 26, 2018

Posted by hslu in 特朗普, 美國, Election, Politics, Trump, 川普.
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One guy called the other “the dumbest and the worst candidate of the Republican Party .”

The other guy shot back and called him a “con man”, “phony” and a “fraud.”

Now, for the sake of the party and the survival of their political career, they kiss up, smile and call each other fantastic.

Source; CNN

https://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/29/politics/donald-trump-mitt-romney-jean-georges/index.html

What is this? There is only one word to describe these two people, Trump and Romney, hypocrites.

Look at those smiles! Warm, genuine and from their hearts.

Well, they kiss up forone very simple reason:

For Trump, he needs Romney’s vote if Romney becomes the next senator of Utah.

For Romney, he needs Trump’s endorsement because Utah is the most conservative state in the U.S.

Whether Romney dropped to his knees, we don’t know.

床頭打,床尾和。各懷鬼胎?

Very serious accusation from the right February 26, 2018

Posted by hslu in Cold War, 特朗普, 美國, Economics, Global Affair, Globlization, Obama, Putin, Russia, Trump, U.S. Foreign Policy, 川普.
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Source: The Atlantic Daily

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/10/is-trump-ending-the-american-era/537888/

Actually, the decline of the mighty American empire started shortly after Obama took office. Trump just accelerated the pace downward fast.

Trump’s “America First” has quickly turned into “American isolated”, “America Brushed Aside” or “America Left Behind.” Manyforeign leaders, especially American’s European allies, privately laughed at Trump’s childish play on Twitter, chastise his erratic behavior and mood swings, ignor his bullying mentality and looked down on his lack of a cohesive world view.

Take a look of the article and decide yourself whether Trump is flushing the American empire down the drain fast.

內戚掌權,白宮裏面雞飛狗跳 February 26, 2018

Posted by hslu in 特朗普, 美國, Democracy, Trump, US Government, 川普.
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美國的特朗普(川普)上臺以後,獨立一格,打破美國政壇和世界的眼鏡,重用內戚,太子和公主。為他們設立新職,給予高官,賦予重權,只對特朗普負責,不理睬特朗普挑選出來的官員。

特朗普的內戚和太子,因為有天子在後面撐腰,他們就自命非凡,成群結黨,左呼右喚,不可一世。

大凡內戚和太子,身份不同,且擁有超越常人的特權,更無法被白宮裏的經理解僱,這就造成一個小圈子專政,獨霸一方的局面。

Source: Yahoo News

再說,這些內戚,太子和公主並沒有什麼經驗,見解也沒有什麼獨到之處,他們靠裙帶關係或血緣關係當上了高官,你叫其他官員怎麽辦?當然,有許多巴結他們的人,那又另當別論了。

Source: NYT

看來這些官員只能學雞飛,學狗跳了。

不知道德國的 Merkel 怎麽看這一齣美國鬧劇?

Today’s America February 26, 2018

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A picture is worth a thousand words. And this is a microcosm of today’S mighty America.

Form your own opinion, please.

Source: Fox News

Democracy American style: a joke? February 26, 2018

Posted by hslu in Congress, 特朗普, 美國, Democracy, Election, Obama, Russia, Trump, US Government, 川普.
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Panic-stricken Trump awaits more bad news

http://flip.it/ozaQXD

Reading an article like this from Flipboard makes one wonder how could someone like Trump could ever be elected to the highest office in the United States of America.

The answer: a flawed democratic system like American’s can.

To make the matter worse, the herd mentality, disregarding candidates’ disqualifications for the job, ignorant of candidates’ lack of moral fiber and low turnouts on the part of American voters make American presidential election a laughing stock for the entire world.

And the collective gullibility of American voters make them easily fooled by unrealistic campaign promises time and time again. It appears that American voters have grown numb to candidates’ lies that they take the lying for granted because every politicians lie.

Consider these embarrassing facts of American elections:

  • Impeachment of Clinton,
  • The infamous hanging chads,
  • Supreme Court intervention,
  • Lies told by candidates,
  • Flaws in voter registration system,
  • Meandering of U.S. Congressional districts,
  • Influence of rich donors and PACs’ money,
  • Manipulation of issues by lobbyists,
  • Being able to vote without an ID,
  • Lack of recourse of the voters,
  • Low voter turnouts,
  • Utterly embarrassing fact of lack of qualification of Obama for the WH job,
  • No vetting of allegations of sexual harassment by Trump on as many as 20 women,
  • No vetting of hush money paid to a hooker on behalf of Trump,
  • Trump’s likely collusion with Russia,
  • Russia’s meddling of American’s 2016 presidential election, and
  • Fill the swamp while in the office.

Maybe America needs a formal vetting process by an election committee to weed out and disqualify unfit presidential candidates so that jokers won’t occupy 1600 Pennsylvania in Washington D.C. anymore.

買彩票,贏機槍,好划算 February 25, 2018

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如果你有偏財運,你可以花個小錢個買一個中大獎的機會。在台灣,你可以買愛國獎卷。在美國你可以買 MegaMillion。你可以買 Powerball。你也可以買彩票。至於台灣有沒有彩票,我不知道。

愛國獎卷,MegaMillion 和 Powerball 都是在開獎以後對號碼的。你選的號碼中了,你就贏錢。號碼中的越多,贏的錢也越多。如果你選的號碼沒有中,那你一個錢都拿不到,你花的錢就像肉包子打狗,有去無回是也。

賣彩票是一個籌募基金的好方法。譬如說,你小孩參加的棒球隊需要買一些新的棒球,球棒和手套。你這個做家長的很願意幫忙,可是你不願意拿現金出來,那你可以用賣彩票的方法來籌錢。當然,這不是一個不要錢的舉動,你還是需要損失一點東西的。

假如你家有一套還很值錢的電吉他和附帶的音響。當初你花了不少錢買的,可是一直沒有機會用它。現在年紀大了,也沒有興趣去搞它了。每天劃手機都來不及,怎麼有時間去搞電吉他這種血氣方剛小孩子搞的玩意呢?把它放在家裏還佔地方,不如把它捐出去,換點錢給小孩的球隊,明年報稅,還可以退點稅回來。一舉數得,真是一個好主意。

你把這一套音樂器材捐出來,以六個禮拜爲期,用賣彩票的方法賣給一個幸運的人。每張彩票有個獨特的號碼,每張兩聯,一張給出錢賣彩票的人,一張自己留著做底。每一張只賣五塊錢,任何人都可以買,多買多中。每張都有機會中獎。不過每張彩票都要登記名字和聯絡方法以便六個禮拜以後聯絡。如果你在六個禮拜之內賣了一百二十張彩票,那你就可以籌到六百塊錢。當然,賣的彩票越多,籌募到的錢也越多。如此一來,廢物利用,真好。加上其他家長籌到的錢,小孩的球隊就可以去買棒球,球棒和手套了。

六個禮拜以後,你把賣出去的彩票拿出來,抽出一張彩票,然後通知被抽到的人。這副不錯的音樂器材就是他的了。你想想,只花五塊錢就可以買到一個電吉他和音響設備,多划算啊!

不過,你有沒有聽過,買彩票,贏一個AR-15機關槍的事?

沒聽過吧!

美國就有。你不信?

有新聞報導為證!

你說美國沒有 mass shooting 才怪!

要不要買一把機關槍?

此槍的規格如下:

重量:6.55 磅

長:69 寸

槍管長:20 寸

可裝子彈數量:20 發,可改良。

發射速度:750 發一分鐘(全自動)。

有效距離:500 碼

國之將亡,必有怪像 February 24, 2018

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四維者,禮義廉恥是也。這是我們小時候就常常聽到,也是我每個人應該引以為鑑的。

大學的朋友寄來這個短信,任何一個有理性的人都知道這是一個不合理,不理智的要求。

如果此事屬實,我倒有一個小小的建議。我覺得建中校友應該做三個大匾。每個匾都是正楷大字,白字黑底,鑲細金邊。一個送給教育部,一個送給民進黨總部,一個送到行政院,請它們把這個匾高高的掛起來,每天對它三鞠躬,以表敬佩之意。

這個匾只有三個字:

禮義廉

Told you so February 23, 2018

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Yet another mass shooting in the United States of America. This time in Florida. It happened on 2/14/2018.

1. Weapon used.

Source: Wikipedia

2. What follows:

Yet another debate on gun control on news media.

3. On the right of the debate:

Wacko people kill people. Guns don’t.

Source: Yahoo News

4. On the left of the debate:

Protests in front of the White House and talk, talk, more talk and listening.

Source: SF Chronicle

5. Solution:

Let’s have more guns in school to “fire back if a savage sicko came to a school” if Trump has his way.

Source: SF Chronicle

6. The likely outcome:

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