Thursday, August 09, 2007

Yank the Yanks' crank?

The Chinese have answered those who think that it would be a good idea to place tariffs on Chinese goods if China refuses to revalue the yuan to favour the US. Ms Clinton is among those who have been posturing over the yuan.

A translation for noneconomists: Dear US, we have your balls in a vice. Don't make us start cranking.


At 7:54 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

boots sez:

I seem to remember back during the Clinton administration, the Chinese were doing some nuclear testing and Clinton was all buddy-buddy with some Chinese general whosits. Shortly thereafter China became the "most favored trading partner" of the US.

I'm of the opinion that China wagged its nuclear weenie in Clinton's face and he lacked the balls to chomp it off so instead he bought them off by selling out US Manufacturing.

In any case, if China "nukes" the US dollar it could very well start a global depression. That's not nationalism speaking, it's just the result of having watched the international currency market a bit. The US may be a has-been but there are still many dependencies.

I don't know if the US can continue its current relationship with China. Time will tell. Being a "realist" what presents itself to me is the likelihood of a war between the US and China, whether of the economic or nuclear variety.

It's my opinion that Clinton sold out the US in an unprosecuted act of treason, but that's just my view of things.

A global depression could see the start of a new dark age. Whatever, there are a lot of reasons that I live off-grid in the boonies.

Zen, you live there in Australia, do you know where Mad Max scored the cool wheels he drove in the movies? There could be a big market for those.

At 9:10 pm, Blogger Dr Zen said...

This is one of the few things in this world that you can't blame on Clinton, although he was partly responsible. China had nukes long before Clinton and it was Bush I who gave them a walk over the demonstrations that ended in slaughter in Tiananmen Square. But the position the States is in is not an outcome of policy, but of the problem that lowering trade barriers is so lucrative for some that they can disregard the pain it causes others.

I don't believe China will destroy the dollar. I think Ms Clinton is all talk, and those who spout off about China are, happily, nowhere near the levers of power. I'd suggest though that were I the Taiwanese president, I'd be getting nervous and thinking that trilateral talks might be a good thing to put on my calendar.

I don't know anything about Mad Max's wheels. I suspect Google may be your friend.

At 6:07 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you send an e-mail to wikipediareview(at) to let us know your full name and address, so that we can begin legal action against you? You have said that you aren't hiding anything, so I am sure that you are quite happy to provide it all. We are all in the same country, and actually live quite close to each other, so the court costs shouldn't be too expensive or complicated at all. You're not afraid of going to jail are you?

At 8:58 am, Blogger Dr Zen said...

Get a lawyer to look at your "case". When she's laughed you out of her office, come back and we'll talk about your apology.

At 9:01 am, Blogger Dr Zen said...

Oh, and by the way, Adrian, whining about being named when you run a board that "outs" other people is fucking rich.

At 2:51 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that you protested that your "real name" Freddy Vessant was revealed, when its nothing more than the old Irish Phonetic Alphabet. F for Vessant, Effervescent. F for Freddy. Quite clever. But why protest it? After all, you go around naming people's names and lying about what they are saying, so why can't you say who you really are? You're surely not afraid to actually go to court are you?

So are you Dr Zen, Grace Note, Hatewatch, Race Goat, Freddy Vessant, or someone else? Come on, tell us. I'm sure Fred Bauder will.

At 12:22 pm, Blogger Dr Zen said...

I don't believe I did protest, but if I did, I would have been protesting the intention, not that someone revealed my name.

I'm not afraid to go to court. There is no prospect of it at all.

"So are you Dr Zen, Grace Note, Hatewatch, Race Goat, Freddy Vessant, or someone else?"

I would never use a name as prosaic as "Hatewatch".

At 12:39 pm, Blogger said...


I would never use a name as prosaic as "Hatewatch".

having enjoyed reading Zen's stuff for several years, i can certainly vouch for that.

but equally true is that he'd never use a name as brilliantly poetic as bickerfest.

unless it paid him upfront, of course.


biting drive-by digs provided by moi, no charge.

At 12:55 pm, Blogger said...

obligatory tweak.

make that:

sublimely amusing drive-by digs provided by moi, no charge.


that's much better.

carry on.



Post a Comment

<< Home