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THE Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended, and the military might of the West was reduced - but not Menwith Hill in Yorkshire, the biggest US overseas spy base. Now MI5 and MI6, the security services, are believed to be evading British regulations on telephone-tapping by asking the Americans at the base to do it for them.
£400 million ($668 million) will be spend on installing and monitoring CCTV cameras in the homes of private citizens. Why? To make sure the kids are doing their homework, going to bed early and eating their vegetables. The scheme has, astonishingly, already been running in 2,000 family homes
It gets worse. The government is also maintaining a private army, incredibly not called “Thought Police”, which will “be sent round to carry out home checks,” according to the Sunday Express. And in a scheme which firmly cements the nation’s reputation as a “nanny state”, the kids and their families will be forced to sign “behavior contracts” which will “set out parents’ duties to ensure children behave and do their homework.”
originally posted by: LA1IMPALA
I wonder if China has forgotten about how the Western countries did trade with China and forced China to take opium in trade for goods, which led to the Boxer rebellion. I sure hope they don't hold a grudge like the Canadians do for invading their country and burning their parliament building. LOL
originally posted by: LA1IMPALA
I wonder if China has forgotten about how the Western countries did trade with China and forced China to take opium in trade for goods, which led to the Boxer rebellion.
Huh. I thought the Japanese were doing that in the 80s. I think we should worry more about Canada...or not.
Wealthy Chinese investors are buying up land with their useless USD and will own our country legally, no need to invade.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that Chinese buyers (including those from mainland China, as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan) were second only to Canadians when it came to international clients purchasing U.S. homes last year. The 2013 NAR survey reports 12 percent of all U.S. real estate transactions made by foreign citizens last year involved Chinese citizens, up from just five percent in 2007.
originally posted by: LewsTherinThelamon
a reply to: crazyewok
The American people are not in debt to the Chinese.
The Federal Reserve (a private bank), "sold" the debt the US government owes them to the Chinese.
Show me where the United States has ever borrowed money from China (protip: you can't).
Since the operation began on March 31, getting to Qaddafi's final stand required 7,725 air sorties and 1,845 strike sorties, 397 of which dropped ordnance, and 145 Predator drone strikes.
~from the source link in the OP~ zero hedge article
Under the agreement, the banks plan to develop their partnership in a number of areas, including cooperation on ruble and renminbi settlements, investment banking, inter-bank lending, trade finance and capital-markets transactions,” says the official VTB statement.
originally posted by: crazyewok
You are that naive?
Refuse to pay your debt too china and you will lose your credit rateing!
Thats how debt works!
Failure to pay = liability
If USA defualts on a debt especialy willingly why would any nation or institution ever want too trust you again? The fear being if they dont dance too the USA tune they wont see there debt paid back .
Try a little experiment, get a $10000 credit card max it out then refuse to pay it back, then afted you defualt try and apply for another big limit card and see what happens
originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: Aarcadius
HEre is how you nullify the debt owed to china. First you declarewar,but announce it will be a cyber war alone. technically its still a war no? Countries at war do not pay back each other money owed. its considered a loss. Then after the debt is nulled then you declare a end to hostilities and go about your business. All this canbe done in 72 hrs or less.