Notes From The Field By Simon Black
November 12, 2018 Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico
Trouble Brewing In Hong Kong
Hong Kong has for decades been one of the most stable places in the world.
When the British took Hong Kong over in the late 1800s, it was nothing more than an irrelevant backwater made up of fishing villages and illiterate fishermen.
But after a few decades, it became one of the most prosperous places in the world.
And that wasn’t an accident. Hong Kong allowed unbridled capitalism to dominate and it worked extraordinarily well.
Sure, a handful of people got super wealthy. But, in general, there’s been bountiful prosperity across the board.
CharlieOK: I suspect the news we are looking for is hidden. Who would waste their time going to an "Intl Baghdad Fair" to check out business there if the country's currency is worthless; there is no security; and the so called govt. is Always in turmoil?
Chevy: THERE ARE ONLY A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAT CAN ANSWER THAT AND I CAN JUST ABOUT GUARANTEE THAT IT ISN'T ANY OF US…. LET'S JUST SIT BACK AND PUT IT ON CRUISE CONTROL AND BE READY WHEN THEY ARE?
RVAlready: One big thing yesterday. Allaq presented to parliament the advantages of the MR, of which the RV is a major part. Apparently the talk was very well received.
Red: keep your ear to the ground (computer screen) and listen to the silence... tick tock tick
RVAlready: Many have speculated that the release date has been determined, and everything we are seeing is just delay until they push the button.
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chattels ‘Adel ‘Abdul-Mahdi was a compromise candidate as prime minister, that’s his major problem.
November 13, 2018 http://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/77699?lang=en
chattels Abadi was a compromise choice as well.
chattels The new prime minister will soon discover that the “right conditions” are still not present for the reforms he has promised. To sustain the deal that brought him to power, he will have to constantly balance between conflicting agendas, leaving him with limited space and resources to implement significant reforms.
Yet, his strong point is the realization that he might become a scapegoat if he surrenders to the political factions’ “business as usual” attitude. At least, that was the argument he made in his commentary prior to his appointment.
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Clay sucks its killing me
Doug_W I have not seen it that low in 24 years
Doug_W long way from teh 18;45 it was a yr ago
Baxter or... 37 dollars or so..
Clay thats what I bought it for 18
Chattels Iraqi MP from Financial Committee says Kurdish portion of Iraqi 2019 national budget will not surpass 12%. Kurdish Regional Government will not get 17%. http://mobp.as/iIKEn