China looks to expand trade ties during Duterte visit

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is looking to expand trade with the Philippines during President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit this week, a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday, as the two sides seek new commercial ties to soothe years of hostility.

Of course I don’t imagine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug policy and his country’s posture in implementing his policy hurt relationships between the two countries.

In fact, I think it could be said that he has been soothing things with China for quite awhile now and in a way that made his position and posture towards China and away from the U.S.A. very clear.

Source: China looks to expand trade ties during Duterte visit

Why Not?

My computer says: “ask me anything.” So I ask the question: “Who am I?” The computer tells me who I am by saying: “You are my friend.” I then asked it to define friend and it brings up a web page defining friend in two ways. Someone you don’t have sex with and is not a member of your family. The other way defines friend as a Quaker. Taking the safe way (I thought) out I asked the computer, “Do you think I am a Quaker?” It brings me to a Google type page and all the links start out in the form, “Why not…?”. I then have to ask, “Your answer to my question is, “Why not”?”

I can’t really give what it answered me, so use your imagination, but my wife and I both had a good laugh at the title(s) of the “Why not…?”s links that flooded my screen.

Trump family values: Are the kids starting to worry about dad’s behavior?








Last Wednesday, as the Republican presidential nominee spiraled down into a week that would ultimately be dominated by his personal attacks on a former Miss Universe and his seething response to poor reviews of his debate performance, NBC News reported that among those growing increasingly concerned about the trajectory of his campaign were his three adult children — Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. The kids, NBC’s Katy Tur reported, were starting to worry about the campaign’s adverse impact on the family business.

Exactly! If Trump loses he is not going into retirement a winner, as he has stated.

His empire will crumble, much like the concrete in his buildings, from continuity, or at least the lack of.

As the article underlines, this security risk to their empire is not something the kids are going to allow happen, as long as they have access to his resources.

I think pop is going to lose funding in a big way, i.e. “to he who hath it shall be given; from he who hath not even what he hath shall be taken away.”

Perhaps his employees (who he doesn’t pay pay taxes towards their wages) and are in charge in keeping him alive should be looking more into his state of health (for changes), than attacks from the outside and from the Left?

It is always the people within dagger range that one should look out for, eh Caesar?

Source: Trump family values: Are the kids starting to worry about dad’s behavior?

Trump responds to New York Times report he may have avoided paying federal taxes for 18 years

“It reveals the colossal nature of Donald Trump’s past business failures,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” Sunday. “He apparently got to avoid paying taxes for nearly two decades while tens of millions of working families paid theirs.”

Of course it does. Why else would Trump not disclose his tax returns to those paid employees who run our government?

Remember he is the business and jobs candidate. You can not be paying taxes on past failures outside the government, but apparently, if you are Trump, you can keep the profit from those venture, at the time of the venture, from our government workers,because that is what creates jobs in the private sector.

Trump did a nice job for his businesses, if those running his businesses (and their workers) can get the work.

That has yet to be determined, but I would imagine those running his business, those doing the labor for those running his business, and those government employees who are caring for those workers and lobbied by those running his businesses, would also like to be paid.

Of course there are many past government workers who cared for both the workers and the lobbyists, who are glad that is all in the past, and are now on the Trump train.

Source: Trump responds to New York Times report he may have avoided paying federal taxes for 18 years

Defense Secretary Says 615 More US Troops Will Be Deployed to Iraq

Currently the United States has 4,565 military personnel in Iraq who are training, advising and assisting Iraq’s military in the fight against ISIS. With the additional increase, the authorized troop number for Iraq will rise to 5,262.

So the troop level is getting close to what Trump wanted left in Iraq. Trump, if elected, should be pleased Obama is going to leave him looking good.

On the other hand, like Bush, it could be that the Republicans could blame him for the increase, if a nasty war breaks out again.

But what are the chances that will happen?

Source: Defense Secretary Says 615 More US Troops Will Be Deployed to Iraq – ABC News

‘You aren’t addressing what I’m asking you’: Trump campaign manager grilled over false debate claim

Trump ‘didn’t lie’ about Lester Holt, ‘a lie would mean that he knew the man’s party registration’

Exactly! While not completely ignorant, Trump (unlike most master criminals) is a very very stupid person. A master criminal who is stupid is also dead.

The fact Trump represents the “successful” businessman of America doesn’t mean that a lot of them are not stupid. It just means they are still breathing the air that is entitled to those who are not stupid.🙂

Source: ‘You aren’t addressing what I’m asking you’: Trump campaign manager grilled over false debate claim

Orientation | Larry Dunbar | Pulse | LinkedIn

If that position has a distance variante and a force variant, then it is called energy.

After writing the article called “Orientation” I went back to edit “variante”. The “e” at the end was a typing error that my spell checker was happy with. But then I realized that variant may not have been what I had in mind, when writing the sentence. It could have been that I meant if a position has a distance component “x” and a force “y” component perpendicular to each other, then it is called energy and I had misspoken.

But then again I was talking about position and posture, and “variant” may have been the correct word, if talking relationships in the context of position and posture.

If you look at the two women in the above photograph, their legs are a variant of their arms holding their position, and their legs are creating a force, pretty much perpendicular to the rest of their body. Maybe it could be said that the women are postured variant to their position.

Although I would say, from any posture, the women represent energy, but in this posture they create a variant of their energy.

Source: Orientation | Larry Dunbar | Pulse | LinkedIn