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No doubt about it June 12, 2018

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Sourc; CNBC https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/12/china-is-having-a-big-day-after-trump-kim-summit-ex-diplomats.html

It will be a wonderful day for China and Koreas when American troops are completely out of the Korean peninsula. America’s defense budget will probably shrink by about $1.5 billion per year too.

Of course, America has about 50,000 troops and an aircraft carrier fleet stationed in Japan which probably cost the U.S. tax payers $5.5 billion each year. Well, has any American asked just what kind of return has America received from that kind of investment for the past 50 years? Of course, Japanese economy got an unwanted boost from American tax payers and local bars saw a bunch of drunken American soldiers over the weekends.

But, what did American taxpayers get other than some jobs in defense related companies such as Honeywell, Raytheon, LM and GD? Not much more!

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人是多麽的渺小啊! June 10, 2018

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在熱陽的煎烤下,在暴風的吹打下,在巨浪的打擊下,在地震的搖擺下,在洪水的衝擊下,在火山的岩漿下,人類顯得如此的渺小,如此的無助。

臺北今年五月比往常要熱。最熱的一天的高溫達到38.2℃,打破了有史以來122年的記錄。除此之外,台北還有連續四天的高溫超過37℃和連續十三天的高溫超過35℃的記錄。這些也是破了122年的紀錄的。因為創記錄的高溫和無法忍受的濕度,使得台北和苗栗地區有好幾個地方都停電了。我們住的林口還好,一般都要比台北低個四,五度。有時候,徐徐的海風吹來也有點幫助。

來源:自由時報

此外,臺灣在五月份連續發生了11件兇殺案,其中有2件還是慘絕人寰的分屍案。一件發生在板橋,另外一件在桃園。雖然這是附帶提起的消息,可是面對心如此殘忍的人心,如此凶狠的手段,如此脆弱的人命,如此難測的命運,實在令人唏噓不已啊。難道這就是”人不照倫理,天不照甲子”的征兆嗎?

除了高溫,臺灣還沒雨。臺灣從南到北許多水庫的存水量也達到了危險的底限。臺灣是個小島,沒電,沒水還沒有辦法向別人買。沒電是民進黨製造出來的問題,而沒有雨則是老天不幫忙。人雖然萬能,高高的坐在 food chain 的最上面,碰到這種事還真是一點辦法都沒有。

前幾天,臺灣的陽明海運”發明輪”在澳洲外海被無情的巨浪的打擊下,使得83個貨櫃掉落海底。這種事應該以前發生過,只是我自己孤陋寡聞,沒有注意到。陽明海運的意外還是我第一次聽過。應該是我孤陋寡聞吧。

馬里蘭州前一陣子下了大雨。就在離我們以前住過的northern Virginia 不遠的 Ellicott City 發生了一千年一次的大水災。水災一來,人一點辦法都沒有,能夠保住命以外,只有站在邊上看的份。

雨剛剛開始下。

蓝颜色的是公司或餐館用的垃圾桶。另外好幾部車子都已經漂到這裏。全都堵在這裏。

Ellicott City 的市中心變成一條大河。走的不是人是漂在河上的車子。

最近一個月的重頭戲是 Hawaii 的 Kilauea 火山和 Guatemala 的 Fuego 火山了。

夏威夷的 Kilauea 火山是一個月以前爆發的。目前為止,有六百間大大小小的房子被岩漿掩埋了。人除了跑,對即將到來的岩漿可說是一點辦法都沒有。連修改它的路線都沒有辦法。至於火山什麼時候會爆發,什麼時候會停,下一個裂層會在什麼地方會出現,這個萬能的人可以說是根本不知道。

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瓜地馬拉的 Fuego 火山是最近幾天爆發的。它和夏威夷的 Kilauea 火山不一樣。它爆出來的除了岩漿以外,最令人膽戰心驚的是高熱的灰塵無孔不入,吸入肺臟必死無疑。就算能躲過灰塵,碰到有毒的氣體一樣無法活命。目前知道的是:百來人死了,還有將近200人失蹤。這些可憐的居民根本沒有機會逃離現場,因為它來的實在太快了。

還有一個更可怕的天災就是地震和地震引起的海嘯了。最近一次最可怕,影響最深遠和最有名的地震就是2011年3月11日發生在東日本的 9 級大地震和海嘯了:Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami。因地震而延發的海嘯使得東日本好幾個縣受到無法想象的人命和財產損失。死亡人數約一萬六千人,六千多人受傷,兩千多人失蹤。財產損失估計超過美金 $360 billion。當地震和海嘯來的時候,車,船,房屋和建築物在海嘯的摧殘之下根本沒有機會保留。人們死的死,傷的傷,運氣好一點的還可以逃命,運氣不好的竟落得個屍骨無存。

更爲嚴重的是 Tōhoku 海嘯引發了影響深遠的核能災害:Tōhoku 海嘯不但使福島核能發電廠 (Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant) 第一核電站反應爐的設備嚴重受損,還使得反應爐的爐心完全熔毀,進而釋放出放射性物質到空氣和海中。這個核能災害到如今還不能有效的控制,它的影響可能長達好幾十年。

人面對地震,海嘯和放射性物質實在是一籌莫展,除了逃命還能做什麽?

面對大自然,人是多麽的微小啊!看來”人定勝天”要改成”人不一定勝天”了。

戎参,エビス参,長泰廣場,浦東張江 March 23, 2018

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整個餐館的裏裏外外找不到餐館的中文名字,日本字倒有一大堆,可惜我看不懂,只有去網路上找了。

戎参是它的名字。

這是外面的招牌。可惜手機的照相機性能不夠好,照出來的相片太黑了。

開放式的廚房在後面,邊上有一個不是很正式的吧檯,不大,也沒有什麼酒。Sake 也不多。五個廚子在廚房做事。可惜兩個烤臺太小,忙起來,烤的東西要等好一陣子。

木頭凳子和木頭桌子,很一般燒酒居的擺設。服務員有三個。

我們七點多一點來的。快八點半了,我們還有一個菜;烤雞翅,沒來。廚房的作業可能有問題,因為我們其他的烤物都已經吃完了。其實這時候,戎參的生意已經淡下來了,看起來今天晚上只能做一輪生意。

這不是一家新開的餐館,在這個位置已經一年多了。能夠在這裏熬過來的,也是不簡單了。

我們的房地產中介跟我們說,在張江的兩個購物中心:長泰廣場和匯智廣場,開餐館不容易。雖然來這裏的人非常多,吃飯的時候,許多餐館都要排隊,忙的要排半個鍾頭到一個鍾頭。餐館的房租高,薪水高,競爭大,雖然有許多客人,週末尤其忙,可是還是有很多空的鋪位。除了幾個特別忙,天天要排隊的餐館以外,百分之五,六十的正式餐館都不怎麽賺錢。如果真是這樣,那還真不容易啊。

我們這一次離開上海已經快九個月了。長泰和匯智廣場改變。有些以前熟悉的餐館都不見了:

台灣來的石二锅再見了。很好的位置也救不了它。轉檯不夠快是原因之一。

美國來的 TFI Fridays 關門大吉了。我們經過它的門口許多許多次,就從來沒看過它忙過。好大的餐館,跟美國的一樣。再見了。

美國來的 Dunkin Donut 沒了,

台灣來的四海遊龍游走了,

幾個四川餐館換名字了,

幾個麪店空著沒人敢進來,

一個賣小吃和湯圓的沒了。

Papa Johns 三月初關的門,現在正在重新裝潢。說真的,每次經過它只有小貓兩三隻。我們來過一次,它比 Pizza Hut 和 KFC 要差多了。它能留到現在還真不簡單,重新裝潢,改菜單,想要捲土重來。有志氣。

長泰廣場後面的一長排的啤酒屋,只有三,四家還是開的。生意不好做。

我繞了一圈,估計一下,可能有百分之五的餐館換了老闆或關門了。賣衣服和賣鞋子的店面也關了幾家,大概不到百分之五吧。匯智廣場生意普遍不怎麽好,空的店面可能有百分之七,八吧。不過幾個知名度高,原先就要排隊的餐館仍然要排隊。台灣來的龍門客棧還在,它位置不好,在裏面邊上。我們彎過去看了一看,只有小貓兩三隻。包廂還有幾個人。看來也是在慘淡經營,痛苦的掙扎著。

戎參生意好,雖然沒有排隊,但是也可稱得上座無虛席吧。這在星期二的晚上應該是不容易了。正式餐館的消費比較高,裏面的客人是清一色的年輕高科技員工。沒有大媽,沒有孩子,沒有老家伙。我們兩個是特殊份子,不算。

雖然我們看不到餐館的中文名字可是知道它是日本燒酒居。就是喝啤酒,吃烤肉這一類的飯店。中國菜吃多了,換個口味挺好的。

菜單上的東西不少,我們沒有來過,只有檢看得懂的叫:不外乎燒烤和一些下酒菜之類的。

毛豆在熱鹽水中過的。

烤青魚,味道好,刺多。魚味道重。

柴魚豆腐。要加一點醬油才行。

French fries 差了點,可能是舊油炸出來的。炸的時間也不夠,不夠脆。下次不叫。炸大蝦子還可以。

這是烤飯糰。味道特別,裏面不是白飯,好像是五穀雜糧。外面烤得很脆,很香,不油。配的鹹菜很好吃。有一點酸甜味。

Bacon wrapped sweet peppers 和雞的軟骨。少了點。

烤雞翅。等了好久。廚房的作業有些問題。烤台太小了。下次叫炸雞翅會比較快。

臺灣的經濟有問題? November 2, 2017

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看看這幾張相片,你覺得臺灣的年輕人有”沒錢花”的問題嗎?你看到幾個頭髮斑白的老家伙嗎?

這是上個禮拜六 (2017/10/28) 在台北市信義區 101 大樓邊上,世貿一館舉行的國際旅遊展。最多的旅遊地點就是日本,韓國和東南亞的幾個國家。日本有名的大城市或是無名的鄉下都有地方可以讓你去花台幣。可惜的是這些人都帶著新臺幣去國外替別的國家製造工作機會去了。

這些人在等著不要錢的獎品。

表演完了就是發獎品的時候。

除了獎品還是獎品。

請問你,你可曾看過這種空前絕後的盛況過嗎?在展覽館裏面,想要殺出一條血路都不容易。要知道,這不是一個免費的展覽:$200一張票。65歲以上的老家伙$150。負責管我們排隊的小姐說:沒有免費的票。要進去,先花錢。

你說這種人山人海的樣子是拿22K的年輕人或是拿$45K平均薪水的人能夠負擔的嗎?總不會這些人都給臺積電做事吧?

我們花了$350 (差不多$12美金),進去逛了一圈,不到一個鐘頭。裏面擠的要死,問了幾個問題,吃了半個不要錢的,很小的,不怎麽甜的冰淇淋,拿了一大堆廣告就出來了。結果裏面沒有免費的點心,好的袋子都發完了。沒什麽意思。

出來以後,我只有一個問題:臺灣的經濟不是不好嗎?

我想了一想,雖然這些人拿著不多的工資,可是他們兩個人過的還算可以。-他們沒有孩子,不用付孩子的學費,房子很小,不到600平方英尺,裝修便宜,也不用付很多錢買傢具,

Mr. Tillerson, you can’t quit now. October 4, 2017

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Mr. Tillerson was ExxonMobil’s CEO before taking the job of Secretary of State for Trump.

For the past eight and half months, Mr. Tillerson tried very, very hard, like Trump would say, to do his job but was roundly undercut by his boss every step of the way from the very beginning. 

Most recently, Mr. Tillerson opened a direct communication channel with North Korea so that the situation on Korean Peninsula can be resolved diplomatically.

But Trump asked Tillerson to stop talking to North Korea and said that he’ll take care of the ‘little rocket man.’ 

He then fired out another tweet which went like this:

So, what did Trump mean with his second tweet? 

It was obvious to me that Trump meant taking out Kim Jong En by force.

It means war against North Korea.

With Trump’s second tweet, it seems, that there are several possible outcomes: 

1. Trump orders, with Pentagon’s support and agreements from Tillerson and security advisors, a pre-emptive attack by American forces to disable Kim Jong En’s killing machine and prevent any loss of lives of south  Korean anf Japanese people. 

2. Kim Jong En surrenders under the threat of Trump’s tweets and gives up his nuclear ambition. 

3. A nuclear war started by Kim Jong En and retaliated by Trump.

4. Trump backs down like many of his previous Twitter threats and loses his and American’s credibility again.

The first option won’t work and Trump knows it. Trump can’t neutralize North Korean’s military apparatus fast enough before millions of South Koreans, Americans and Japanese people die from Kim Jong En’s attacks. South Korean military isn’t likely to agree with this option. Japan will have doubts too because it won’t succeed.

The second option won’t happen because Kim Jong En can’t stop developing his nuclear weapons. Without the threat of nuclear weapons, Kim Jong En, like Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi before him, will die in the hands of America. Millions of North Korean people will die and America will control the entire Korean Peninsula. South Korea will be a puppet of the USA. China can’t let this happen and will step in with the troops it has at the border. Russia can stand idle either. 

If Pentagon, Tillerson and Congress agree with Trump, option 3 will be the most likely outcome. But I don’t believe Kim Jong En will start the fight first.

If Tillerson and Pentagon doesn’t agree with Trump, Trump has no option but eats his own tweets like he has already done so many times before. This is the 4th option. Congress won’t allow it to happen either. 

Do you see another option? 

There isn’t one.

So, please, Mr. Tillerson, for the sake of the humanity, hangs in there and, if necessary, beats some senses out of that dotard with a 2 by 4 if necessary. We need a few adults.in the WH because Trump is out of his mind.

Since we are talking about nuclear weapons here, did America voice any objection when India and Pakistan were developing their nuclear weapon technologies? Did America say anything about Israel’s nuclear missiles? 

North Korea will eventually have nuclear weapons and Iran will eventually have nuclear weapons. Why? For their own national interests.

And which country was the first and only one which had used a nuclear weapon on another country?

And which country has thousands of nuclear armed missiles ready to be used on its enemies for the sake of its national interests?

And which country has invaded and bombed other countries in the name of its national security?

Mr. Tillerson, I know Trump is waiting for 
you to quit so that he doesn’t have to fire you. I know Nikki Haley wants you to step down because Trump likes her and will make her your replacement. Haley is just a mouth piece for Trump. Nothing more. Nothing less. She wants your job so she talks tough to get Trump’s notice.

    So, Mr. Tillerson, you see, you can’t resign. The world peace is in your hands.

    And above all a bellicose and unpredictable Trump September 8, 2017

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    The statement below by Jens Stoltenberg, the head of NATO, is true but Stoltenberg should have added bellicose Trump to the mix too.

    But, Jens Soltenberg fogot to mention that the U.S., Russia, Israel, India, Parkistan and China, among others, have thousands of nuclear warheads pointing to each other at all times.

    That’s a real perliferation of weapons of mass destruction indeed.

    Trump vs Kim: A pictorial primer August 3, 2017

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    First of all, take your pick to put the contest into context.

    1. 30 somthing vs. Grandpa.
    2. Happy face vs. sad face.
    3. 80後 vs. 歐吉桑

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    Trump to Kim: 

    We’ll take you out by force. 

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    Trump to Graham: 

    Tell Kim that I an dead serious about what I intend to do to Kim.

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    Kim to Trump: Take this and shove it.

    Self explanatory. No further explanation is needed.

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    Trump to China:

    It’s China’s fault because you are not doing your job and I, the president of the most powerful nation in the milky way galaxy and the leader of the world won’t allow it. Go talk to Kim and tell him to behave.

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    China to Trump: 

    It’s not my problem. You started it and it’s up to you to solve it. 

    Btw, China has a saying about you: 解鈴還需系鈴人. Use Google translation to figure out what we mean. You might learn something.

    Well, China declares that North Korea is not a Chinese problem. It is a U.S. problem. China also points out that it was Trump who started the conflict in the first place. Trump can solve the North Korea problem himself and China will step aside and watch with amusement.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Trump to Tillerson

    Damn it, Rex. It appears our show of force isn’t working. Tillerson, do something! Let’s fly you to Pyongyang to talk to Kim instead. Rex, it is up to you now. Go do your job or I’ll fire you.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tillerson to Kim:

    I am going to use the good cop/bad cop routine to deal with you.
    First of all, Trump was just kidding when he said that he’ll kill Kim. Actually, he didn’t mean it. He want to be friends with Kim. He said a lot of stupid things like dreaming up phone calls from Boy Scout and president of Mexico. Don’t take Trump too seriously. He has a big mouth and lousy memory. He dreams a lot too.

    Trump has a change of heart because Trump has all the fire power at his disposal but can’t fire a single shot. It’s all because of you (Kim). You doesn’t give a damn about Trump’s empty threats and keeps firing missiles to the sky. Can’t you just take a break and stop firing misdiles for a week or two. Trump needs some quiet time and peace of mind. Leaders around the world see him as a joke. Just ask France’s pretty face. He won’t let Trump’s hand go.

    My job here is to find a ladder for Trump to climb down from without losing too much face? Can you just do that for old Rex. We can talk about having ExxomMobil do some work for you in private after dust settles. You know I have great 關係 at XOM.

     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    So what now, Trump? 

    What are you going to do with Carl Vinson, Ronald Reagon and 20+ warships currently carrying out drills around Korean Peninsula? Was it 60+ warships instead of 20+? Isn’t there is a third aircraft carrier coming to Korean water to form an “armada”? 

    What will happen to your “ironclad commitment” to protect South Korea and Japan since North Korea keeps sending missiles into the sky? You know that “IC” phrase is very catchy. It has that powerful ring to it when you say it so forcefully.

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    Trump:

    Wait for my tweets. That’s when I tell the truth. I have a country to run.

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    Kim

    Busy working on another ICBM test.

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    China

    Working on 一帶一路

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    Russia

    Hacking into U.S. 2018 election headquarters and dig more dirt on Hillary and Bill. They deserve to go to jail. Chinese call this: 吃幾天牢飯。

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    2nd Korean war July 31, 2017

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    Source: BBC News

    Is it a S. Korean problem?

    No doubt about it. 

    Instead of raining cats and dogs, DMZ, Seoul and a big chunk of S. Korea will see bombs of all sorts raining down from the sky before the U.S. can surgically nuetralize threats from N. Korea missile sites. There might be nuclear, bio and chemical varieties.

    S. Koreans won’t like Trump’s call for actions either because millions of S. Koreans have relatives in the north. They don’t want to see them die from American bombs. 
    Will S. Korea invade the North without U. S. participation? 

    No.

    Will S. Korean soldiers kill N. Korean soldiers and vice versa?

    No, if they have a say. They are all Koreans after all.

    So, let me get this straight:

    After Trump tweets out the order to bomb the hell out of N. Korea, it is the Koreans who will suffer the most and it is the Koreas which will endure the most damages. 

    It isn’t a good picture and it doesn’t make any sense for Mr. Moon at all.

    Is it a problem for Japan?

    Definitely. Japan had twice occupied Korea in the past, slaughtered many Koreans and ruled Korean people for centuries. For that, Koreans hate Japan and that’s why N. Korea wants nothing less than total revenge against Japan if a war breaks out between the U.S. and N. Korea. 

    Then there is the issue of Japan denying the roles of comfort women during WWII. 

    Once war breaks out, N. Korea will try to do all it can to inflict damages to Japan and its people one way or the other. 

    Is it a problen for Russia?

    Nope. There might be nuclear fall outs in Russia if nukes start to fly. Russia will contunue to supply all the weapons N. Korea wants and provide intelligence data which N. Korea needs to fight the war.

    Putin should benefit the most from the war between the U.S.A. and N. Korea.

    Is it a problem for China?

    To some degree. China may see thousands of N. Korean migrants crossing over the Yalu River if Trump decides to bomb N. Korea. Nuclear fall outs in China can’t be dismissed either. 

    But, N. Korea will not invade China and it will not send missiles to the direction of China either. It is annoying to China because of all the tweets from Trump but the war isn’t a problem for China per se.

    In the end, China will stand behind N. Korea in spirit but will not fight for the country like it did in the first Korean war. If N. Korea requests weapons, China will provide them so that Kim’s regime can defend itself.

    After the war, China will offer N. Korea interest free loans and help N. Korea re-build. China’s excess capacity gets new orders and N. Korea gets new factories, new roads and new railroads. It’s a win win situation.

    Is it a problem for the U.S.?

    Yes. 50+K American soldiers in DMZ and Camp Humphreys will be in harms way. Nukes, bio and chemical bombs could come down on them. Andrews AFB will become a busy place. Body bag makers will see a rush of new orders. Bomb makers will work overtime to re-stock the pile. U.S. economy gets a small boost. 

    American ship and carriers in the vicinity of Korea and Japan and other regions in the Pacific Ocean may face threats from N. Korean subs even though these subs are old and out dated. 

    American soil will be spared just like all world wars in the past. But, N. Korean spies will try to cause damages to American assets in the world. 

    Can America do a surgical attack on N. Korean targets just to give Kim a warning?

    No. 

    The U.S. won’t. It has to do a “shock and awe” job in the beginning to eliminate major threats from the N. Korea. 

    To do that, America has to amass a large number of fighter planes before bombing starts. If America wants to invade N. Korea either with S. Korean troops (preferred by America, of course,) or American soldiers, they need to move soldiers to the DMZ. That will give N. Korea ample chance to strike the first blow to American soldiers and South Korean urban centers. It can get pretty ugly very fast.
    Is it a problem for North Korea?

    Certainly. Millions of N. Korean soldiers and civilians will die if the 2nd Korean War drags on. Infrastructure in N. Korea will for sure be damaged.

    Will Kim die? Probably not. He’ll be hidding in the bunker which can stand direct hits from Mother of all bombs. 

    Will Kim be captured? Not likely unless America sends in foot soldiers into Pyongyang to mop up the floor clean after devastating N. Korea.

    Whose war is it anyway?

    So, is Kim more of a problem for S. Korean people or is it a problem for Trump and America?

    The answer is clearly the latter. Koreans don’t want a war. Moon want a dialog with Kim and it is Trump and American generals who are more eager to start a war between two Koreas. 

    So, why is Trump so eager to stir up the pot? Because Trump is in trouble at home with low voters approval ratings and Mueller. The real reason for Trump’s N. Korea tweets is that by kicking the N. Korea conflict up a notch it might divert media’s attention away from Russian investigation. 

    A bigger question

    Shouldn’t S. Koreans have more to say about a war between the two Koreas instead of Trump?

    Moon should make it very clear to Trump on this important point unless Trump is sending American soldiers into the North too.

    A Black Swam from the Korean peninsula?

    So, is the 2nd Korean war a “black swan” event for the world financial markets to worry about?

    Not by the action of three major indices. All three are either at or near all time highs. 

    The only logical conclusion one can make is that despite all the tweets from Trump, the 2nd Korean war won’t happen.

    不懂 April 22, 2017

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    我的大學同學寄給同班同學的一個短信,它確定了我膚淺的觀察,也加深了我心理的困惑。

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    一位台大人的留言回應,直戳愚癡!    

                
    全世界被強權殖民過的國家有96個,而台灣是全世界唯一歌頌殖民統治的國家。

    日本歷史承認統治台灣50年期間,殺害超過40萬台灣人,日本殖民韓國35年,殺害韓國人16萬人,韓國人恨之入骨,戰後凡有關日本人的銅像,全部摧毀,任何有關日本的圖騰,建築物都夷為平地,日本人對慰安婦事件道歉超過十次,仍得不到韓國人的諒解,反觀台灣,對慰安婦事件,為日本人塗脂抹粉,還說”是自願的”,美國哈佛的一位教授聽聞台灣的回應,以”無法理解”來表示。

    漢人在台灣籌建的水利工程有七個,奠立了台灣水利工程的基礎,民進黨視若未睹,視而不見,而日本人建立了一個圳就視同”恩同再造”,感激涕零,最諷刺的是,日本人建的那個圳灌溉出來的稻米都運回日本供”上等日本人”吃,而下等人種台灣人當苦力,卻吃不到該圳帶來的任何好處。現在台灣人對曾奴化台灣,殺害台灣人的日本人卑躬屈膝,磕頭喊”皇恩浩盪”,卻對祖先所留下來的功績,隻字不提,台灣人的是非顛倒,舉世無雙,令韓國人吃驚,令國際傻眼,令人浩瀚! 是誰愚弄台灣把臺灣人教育成如此的愚痴? 

    台灣在日本311地震捐了57億台幣給日本,超過另外92個國家的總和(含美國,歐盟,G7工業國,…),讓日本人受寵若驚,台南大地震時,日本人卻只捐了5000萬台幣來”回敬”台灣人的功德(台南是全台最綠最感恩日本的地方),連百分之一都不到 ! 現在菲律賓和中國友好,菲律賓人到黃岩島去捕魚,中國也不驅趕,裝沒看見,台日要是友好的話,台灣人到沖之鳥礁的國際海域(公海)去捕魚,日本人為何用軍艦來驅趕?這是日本人”感恩”台灣人的方式? 台灣人還沒看清日本人的嘴臉嗎?

    韓國人強悍,所以日本人怕韓國人! 台灣人諂媚,所以日本人瞧不起台灣人! 這也是這十幾年來,台灣韓國競爭力反轉的最大原因——-在1997,台灣的GDP幾乎是南韓的2倍,過了8年,2005年,韓國GDP就超過台灣,現在更遠遠將台灣拋在後面,韓國人早就沒把台灣看在眼裡,跟日本人一樣,鄙視台灣,悲哉!

    ……………………………………………………

    它,並沒有告訴我為什麼台灣人有這種心態。為什麼大街小巷都是統治者的影子?為什麼台灣的語言,文字,食物,建築,擺飾,文化,店面,商場,大樓,outlet,汽車,高鐵都受到統治者的影響呢?

    是中國的封閉?是人性的弱點?是慣性的懶惰?是無知的認同?是愚蠢的服從?是盲目的追隨?是政府的政策?是奸商的貪婪?是高官的鼓勵?還是井底之蛙,自以為是?要不然就是北方來的小確幸文化墮落和侵蝕了人心?

    我不懂,我真的不懂。

    This Saturday may be the day of reckoning April 14, 2017

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    Has nuclear missiles. Will use them.

    That’s bottom line.

    Source: CNBC

    North Korea has 70 submarines. Most of them are antiques but a few, according to news report, may be capable of launching missiles equipped with nuclear war heads. There is no doubt that they pose considerable threat to South Korea and Japan. Some may cruise along the west coast of the U.S. as well.

    Source: CNBC

    And the U.S. too?

    Source: CNBC

    Two bullies with no brain between them is a very, very dangeous combination.  

    I only wish cool heads prevail.

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