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NAVIGATION (Celestial).

The Sun, the Moon and identifiable stars are used to work out North direction and time in this section.

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Finding accurate directions by a watch .. Posted on May 12, 2015.. This is my novel technique. WatchCompass_22NL, Finding accurate directions using a watch, posted on May 19, 2015 . This is my novel technique to replace the horizontal watch method. DirectionBySun_12N, Caution in finding North by bisector line of a horizontal watch. Posted on October 28, 2015: The commonly known “Scout method” using a horizontal watch may give directional errors of up to 180 degrees in some circumstances. wpid-bisectorns2c.jpg, Finding directions and time using the Sun and a divider., posted on May 6, 2015. <<<—This is my MOST USEFUL novel technique. wpid-dividermwp3e2c2.jpgwpid-divider42cl2b.jpgwpid155-wpid-divider63cl.jpg. Using polarized light to locate the Sun when it is hidden from view. Posted on May 9, 2015. This is a useful technique. CloudyL, Finding North direction and time using the hidden Sun via the Moon . Posted on July 6, 2015This is a useful technique. moonshapesnangles4c.jpg, Finding North direction and time accurately from the horn line of the Moon. Posted on August 12, 2015. This is my novel technique. wpid-wp-1439376905855.jpeg, Finding North direction and time using the Moon surface features. Posted on July 1, 2015. This is a useful technique. wpid-wp-1435755781395.jpeg, Finding North and time by stars. Posted on August 28, 2015 PolrNorthNC20const8polrsouthq3c60.jpg

Finding North and time with unclear sky. Posted on October 17, 2015. This includes my novel method for finding North and with unclear sky. wpid-bstarsn20b.jpg wpid-bstarss20.jpg, posted on October 21, 2016 antare4smallc30.jpgfomalhautsmallc30.jpgariessmallc30.jpg, . Posted on May 25, 2016 mercator8gc30.jpg, , posted November 3, 2016 slide-sky-disk, Slide Sky-Map for displaying tropical stars, posted on October 7, 2016 photo, , posted July 22, 2016 NorthByKnownStar, Finding time to Sunset with bare hands. Posted on November 11, 2015 .This is my novel improvement for improved accuracy. wpid-sunset2.jpg. Finding time to Sunrise with star maps, Posted on January 9, 2016 . This is a novel application for star-maps. sunrise, Finding direction, distance and navigating to a distant base by stars (Part 1). Posted on January 27, 2016 . This is a novel application for direction of stars in the sky. PolrNorthNC20const8polrsouthq3c60.jpg, Finding direction, distance and navigating to a distant base by stars, fine reading of latitude (Part 2).. Posted on February 6, 2016. This is a novel way of accurately arriving at any chosen destination latitude using no instrument. BStarsN20Vega8C2.jpg

NAVIGATION using only constellations.

The Orion constellation., posted December 26, 2016 orionsamsungn2photo-640alignedc30b.jpg, The Scorpius constellation, posted on January 8, 2017 scorpiussaggigridaltc30.jpg20160418_013006enhenc2c30.jpg

NAVIGATION (Terrestrial).

Measuring angles and distances for outdoor survival, posted on June 29, 2016 DistPole

NAVIGATION (Instrumental).

Determining local magnetic declination by a magnetic compass, posted on March 31, 2016 Compass-Magnetic, , posted on June 14, 2016 compassflipMEDIUM

Selecting and using magnetic compasses, posted on July 9, 2016 JapLensatic, Using GPS in off-grid situations., posted December 6, 2016 , Navigating with an AM MW radio receiver, posted January 17, 2017 radiosony

FIRE MAKING.

Making fire and lighting cigarettes with sunlight. Posted on February 27, 2016 StormWatchDiagram, Quick fire making using sunlight, posted on January 4, 2017 20161222_131508gballfirec60.jpg, Mirror for making fire using sunlight., posted on April 13, 2016 20160105_143215C

FOOD

Rice as emergency food., posted December 24, 2016 20161230_192839ricegrains2c60.jpg

MISCELLANEOUS

Old maps:

Interesting maps of old Saigon , posted on March 20, 2016 . SaigonThanhQuy

Detecting Counterfeit Currency

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Trade war tactics, Part 1: Predatory pricing and tariffs.

Trade war tactics, Part 1: Predatory pricing and tariffs.

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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Trade war tactics, Part 1: Predatory pricing and tariffs.

1. Predatory pricing

Every company has to produce more than a minimum number of products to survive and any new company entering an established market may not have enough share in that market.

Rather than avoiding a crowded market, some company may adopt a strategy of selling well under its costs for a while to edge out all its competitors to capture the WHOLE market then using its newly gained monopoly to impose higher than previous (fair) market price to recover the expenditure incurred in knocking out its competitors. The method of selling under costs to knock out competitors is called predatory pricing and is an illegal practice in the US as well as in many other English speaking countries.

2. Known hard to enter established markets.

Most industries have minimum levels of productions. Some even need a whole national market to operate.

Example 1:

International airlines need to have 60% of their seats filled to break even and are usually backed by their own countries.

Example 2:

Railway industries are hard to profit from but are usually subsidized by their nations.

Example 3:

Steel industries can only operate their furnaces and machinery at production levels which are usually high.

Example 4:

Even a restaurant also needs minimum number of clients every day to pay its rent and outgoings.

3. Resisting predatory pricing.

A new enterprise entering an established market may sell under cost to introduce itself to customers, such practice is legal in the US.

“Pricing below your own costs is also not a violation of the law unless it is part of a strategy to eliminate competitors, and when that strategy has a dangerous probability of creating a monopoly for the discounting firm so that it can raise prices far into the future and recoup its losses.” [1]

So it is difficult for affected competitors to argue against such practice using the antitrust law [2].

The difficulty is compounded when when the company selling below costs is a foreign company obtaining partially built products from oversea. The Federal Trade Commission of the US and of similar countries [3] may not have jurisdiction. The rules by World Trade Organization [4,5] may have to be relied on.

4. Predatory pricing between national economies.

Each nation wants to have a self-sufficient economy so that in time of imminent war the nation can close its border (for fear of attack, infiltration and espionage from its neighbors). It has been an established practice of closing the border when there is any possibility of war (This has also been a teaching by Sun Tzu in his ancient text Art of War [6]).

In peace time, traders from each country may carry their goods across the borders to other countries to make their own profits from the difference in prices. This cross border trade supplies people in different countries with goods at lowest prices and benefits all countries.

Unfortunately, there are always aggressive rulers who want to use the surplus capacity of their economy to disrupt the self-sufficiency of their neighbors. For example, a country C with a command economy (taking orders from the government regardless of profit or loss) may use its surplus capacity in its steel making to sell its (nationally subsidized) steel cheaply to its neighbor A. Such selling for a prolonged time will certainly destroys the steel production capacity of country A. After 20 years or so of selling steel to A, country C may suddenly cut off its steel trade with A and declare war against A. In such scenario, the country A would be totally defenseless against C as it has no steel to produce weapons and armament for its army.

In a less dramatic scenario, the country C may sell its steel cheaply to another neighbor V to destroy its steel production capability then C throttle its steel supply to V (both with quantity and with types) to control the economy of V.

Similarly, country C may sell cheaply agricultural produces to agricultural neighbor V to destroy the agriculture of V. Country C then can dictate to V what crop and when to plant. In this way country V is totally under the command of C.

5. Assessing susceptibility to predatory pricing.

Chinese population is 1.500 millions while American is 326 millions, Australian is 22 millions.

If China produces clothing for all its citizen and export part of its clothing to Australia, Australian clothing industry has to go bankrupt (and it had).

If China produces hardware for all its citizen and export part of its hardware to Australia, Australian hardware industry has to go bankrupt (and it had).

If China produces steel for all its citizen and export part of its steel to America, American steel industry may go bankrupt.

6. Tariffs to the rescue.

Fortunately, sovereign governments can use tariffs to protect their vital industry such as steel, aluminum, defense, telecommunication.

The tariffs can be set at various levels suitable for the protection of the vital industries while still allowing other industries access to imported goods. The question is only what is an appropriate level.

Too low a tariff may not offer enough protection for the vital industries while too high a tariff may deny access to imported goods for other industries and weaken the overall economy.

7. Trade war by predatory pricing and tariffs.

Without tariffs aggressive countries may use predatory pricing to harm their trading partners.

The defending countries may use tariffs for their protections and the aggressor may accuse the defenders of engaging in trade war and the aggressor also put up its retaliatory tariffs. The others may again increase their tariffs and the tariffs level may increase without bounds [7,8,9,10].

The level of mutual tariffs may increase such that there will be any international trade left and a number of countries may enter their recession. The self-sufficiency of each nation will then be its survival factor.

8. Conclusions

a. Tariffs are not nice to advocate of free-trade but they are here to stay.

b. Tariffs are necessary, only their appropriate levels have to be determined.

c. Once countries enter trade war, there will be reduction in international trade and a number of countries may enter their recession. Countries with self-sufficiency will outlast their competitors.

References:

[1]. https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/competition-guidance/guide-antitrust-laws/single-firm-conduct/predatory-or-below-cost

[2]. https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/competition-guidance/guide-antitrust-laws/antitrust-laws

[3]. http://www.adcommission.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

[4]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Trade_Organization

[5]. https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/adp_e/adp_info_e.htm

[6]. Sun Tzu, The Art of War. First published in Chinese before 200BC.

[7]. http://theconversation.com/fact-check-is-china-dumping-steel-76916

[8]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_tariffs

[9]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-15/donald-trump-announces-tariffs-on-chinese-goods/9876356

[10]. https://www.afr.com/news/economy/trade/china-hits-back-at-us-tariff-hikes-raises-import-duties-on-us-products-20180616-h11gql

Added after 2018 June 21:

[11]. https://johnib.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/white-house-slams-chinese-economic-aggression-policy-as-threat/

[12]. https://johnib.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/u-s-exempts-certain-steel-products-of-japan-four-other-nations-from-25-import-duties/

[13]. https://johnib.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/trumps-lack-of-strategic-wisdom-may-spark-an-all-out-economic-war/

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Expansionism by predatory loans

Expansionism by predatory loans.

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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Expansionism by predatory loans.

People in Western countries have seen with their own eyes the method of forcing sale of valuables of borrowers by predatory pay day lenders, short terms money lenders or underworld lenders. Basically the borrowers needing the money must use their valuables (watches, rings, antique items) as security to obtain short term loans from pay day lenders or money lenders or underworld lenders. The interest rate from these lenders are outrageously high (10% a week, or even 10% a day) such that the loan grows exponentially to the point that the borrowers cannot repay and have to lose their valuables.

This practice has now spread to inter-national dealings between nations. Some Western governments such as Australia has attempted to banish this practice inside their own nations between their citizens but there is no obvious way to banish the practice when it is done between governments on international level as a form of expansionism.

1. Predatory loans to countries having corrupt governments.

The lending nations lend money to the borrowing nations which are run by their own corrupt governments. When the borrower nations cannot repay, they have to cede their lands and seas to the lender nations.

The media as well as both the Australian Australia Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and the US secretary of States have revealed this practice at government levels [1-10].

It is terrible in that the borrowing nations borrow the money to build their infrastructure but most of the money are stolen by their corrupt officials through “kick backs” while only infra-structures of white elephant type are built. Finally the borrowing nations cannot repay the interests and has to cede their lands, seas to the lender nations.

2. Countries involved.

There are many borrower countries, most of them have opaque governments:

Sri Lanka has handed its port to China [11-12].

Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea [13-14].

The list goes on with small nations in China’s OBOR plan [15-16].

3. Conclusions:

People in the whole World should demand that:

a. The UN should require its members to have transparency in inter-national lending and development plans.

b. Auditing (by non-interested parties to those loans) is required on each loan for it to be legitimate as auditing is the only obvious way to help small countries from being devoured by shark lending practice.

c. Inter-government debts should NOT be recognized when it has no transparency and no independent auditing. Otherwise the debt burden will be placed on the people of small nations who had received little benefits from the loans.

References:

[1]. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/10/china-investments/543321/

[2]. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-africa/africa-should-avoid-forfeiting-sovereignty-to-china-over-loans-tillerson-idUSKCN1GK114

[3]. https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/world-bank-sounds-the-alarm-on-china-s-development-loans-and-trade-war-20180412-p4z98x.html

[4]. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/06/18/business/china-seen-flexing-loan-muscle-pushes-farther-pacific-tentacles-reach-papua-new-guinea/#.Wyc9gGN9iUk

[5]. https://www.express.co.uk/finance/city/895670/china-developing-countries-loans-Sri-Lanka-Djibouti

[6]. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/questions-over-beijings-rising-loans-to-pacific-nations

[7]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-11/beijing-complains-about-attack-on-pacific-aid-programs/9319594

[8]. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jan/11/julie-bishop-in-balancing-act-after-colleague-criticises-chinas-pacific-aid

[9]. http://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/labor-to-counter-china-in-pacific-richard-marles-says-20180503-h0zkxf

[10]. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/a-scary-glimpse-into-how-chinas-obor-can-ruin-small-countries/articleshow/60173526.cms

[11]. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/world/asia/sri-lanka-china-port.html

[12]. https://www.ft.com/content/e150ef0c-de37-11e7-a8a4-0a1e63a52f9c

[13]. https://www.qt.com.au/news/how-china-is-exerting-its-power-in-vanuatu/3384953/

[14]. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/lend-unsustainably-and-move-quickly-the-china-modus-operandi-20180410-p4z8tj.html

[15]. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/pacific-nations-drowning-in-chinese-debt/news-story/082de1ecc957c9c4380bb9cb8555fa95

[16]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-12/australia-uneasy-over-chinese-investment-and-influence-in-png/8263384

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The journey back to North Korea of Kim Jong Un

The journey back to North Korea of Kim Jong Un

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The method to return back to North Korea by Kim Jong Un may speak about future relationship with America.

The journey back to North Korea of Kim Jong Un.
#North Korea, #US, #summit, #Singapore summit, #Kim Jong Un, #Trump,

Figure 1: Map of China and Asia on Chinese made glass Globes.

1. The trip from North Korean to Singapore.

Mr Kim Jong Un took a China Airline as North Korea has no international carrier. There seems to be precaution against something [1].

2. The return trip from Singapore to North Korea.

If there is an agreement with Donald Trump that is unfavorable to China [2], Mr Un would have to hesitate using China Airline on his return trip. He may have to use Singaporean Airline or some Swiss Airline under escort by US and Japanese Airforces.

The incident to Lin Biao cannot be ignored [3].

References.

[1]. https://brittius.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/kim-jong-uns-cargo-plane-brought-his-personal-portable-toilet-to-summit-in-singapore-gateway-pundit-june-11-2018-jim-hoft/

[2]. https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2018/05/28/north-korea-is-a-not-proxy-province-of-china/

[3]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Biao

 

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Sonic weapons are real

Sonic weapons are real

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Sonic weapons are real.

1. Theory

When you send to sound beams at 200,000Hz and 203,000Hz onto an object, that object WILL hear the beat frequency of 203,000Hz – 200,000Hz = 3,000Hz.
This is caused by the non-linear response of most materials, including the earlobes of the unsuspected victims.

The principle is familiar to radio amateurs and is known as demodulation using ring diodes to produce Intermediate Frequency from higher received and local oscillator’s frequencies.

2. Why should an attacker use two ultrasound beams.

Using two beams of ultrasounds avoids the appearance of obvious assault by loud noises, which is illegal in most country. Each ultrasound beam is also undetectable by ordinary people!

Furthermore, each beam is highly directional, with a wave length of only 300÷200,000 = 1.5mm.

The ears of the victim is the non-linear medium producing the beat frequency right inside the ears of the victim.

3. Possible counter-measures.

Earmuffs equipped with ultrasound sound meters may be effective.

References

[1]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_from_ultrasound

[2]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19574137

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Trade war traps: Australia has to ban unlicensed export of its formula milk.

Trade war traps: Australia has to ban unlicensed export of its formula milk

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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Trade war traps: Australia has to ban unlicensed export of its formula milk.

The Federal Government of Australia, as a sovereign nation, has banned the unlicensed export of its formula milk [1]. This decision has been attacked by biased and short sighted critics in Australia. However the ban should be supported by Australian citizens as unrestricted Free Market may lead to the bankruptcy of domestic producers.

1. Small scale unofficial export of formula milk to China.

There has been unofficial, small scale export of its formula milk to China by Chinese students in Australia. This is understandable as Chinese formula milk has earned the notoriety of having added melanin in the past [1b]. Buying Australian formula milk and sending home make small profits for individual Chinese students [2,3,4]. They are allowed to send small quantities of Australian formula milk to China as gifts. However large scale unlicensed export to China should be banned.

2. Reasons for export control.

Chinese population is 1.500 millions while Australian is 22 millions. If Chinese people all decide to use Australian formula milk there will no more milk left for Australian babies.

3. Criticism by advocates of unconditional free market.

There are critics who advocated unconditional free trade. They said that the formula milk producers should have increased their production and the Federal government should encourage rather than restrict the export of Australian produced formula milk.

4. The fallacies of unconditional free markets.

Should the milk producers in Australia decide to increase their production they will then have to build factories and hire additional workers. What would happen if China then decide to ban its import of Australian produced milk? Australian milk producers would then go bankrupt for borrowing money for unproductive work [5,6].

If Australian milk producers go bankrupt they may have to be sold to Chinese owners. After that a steady sustainable market will be maintained for the new owners!

5. Can China be that nasty?

In 2010, Chinese grain and food traders had bought nearly all coconut fruits from Vietnamese farmers, pushing the price from 6000 VND (0.30 USD) to over 20000 VND (1.00 USD). Vietnamese farmers then abandoned many other crops to plant coconut trees (for example in Ben Tre region of Southern Vietnam). Three years later, when the trees start producing coconut fruits, Chinese grain and food traders disappeared, leaving the farmers with massively unsold stock. Those lucky farmers who could sell their coconut fruits got only 2000 VND (0.10 USD) for each fruit [7,8].

This pattern of tricking producers into producing into a glut market has been repeated many times in Vietnam (with rambutan fruits, lichee fruits, dragon fruits, in various provinces of Vietnam etc…). Greedy Vietnamese farmers in a lawless areas have also been tricked into producing leeches !

5. Conclusions

a. The Australian Federal Government has been absolutely right with its decision to ban the unlicensed export of Australian formula milk.

b. Trade war may be carried out under the name of Free Market: The Vietnamese agriculture events have shown that Free Market is nice in theory but is not so when there is some interference by some states.

References:

[1]. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/about/media-centre/media-releases/exports-infant-formula-china

[1b]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Chinese_milk_scandal

[2]. https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/woolworths-slammed-for-banning-dad-who-tried-to-buy-infant-formula-for-his-nineweekold-son/news-story/5002c80d2858a67fff202794b9c49e0f

[3]. https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/evde3p/the-days-of-easy-money-exporting-baby-milk-are-over

[4]. https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/how-grey-market-baby-formula-sellers-are-getting-away-with-exports/news-story/9a1fef585c867d57d36d3f720b0cb418

[5]. http://adf.farmonline.com.au/news/magazine/industry-news/general/australian-infant-formula-maker-banned-in-china/2754171.aspx

[6]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-04/an-china-bans-nz-milk/4863858

[7]. http://www.snnptnt.bentre.gov.vn/Pages/TrongTrot.aspx?ID=229&InitialTabId=Ribbon.Read&PageIndex=16

[8]. http://baodatviet.vn/kinh-te/dua-ben-tre-un-un-do-ra-nuoc-ngoai-2260515

[9]. https://baomoi.com/ben-tre-diu-hiu-cho-dua/c/7609198.epi

[10]. https://news.zing.vn/20000-dong-12-trai-dua-xiem-ben-tre-post582651.html

[11]. https://news.zing.vn/manh-khoe-thuong-lai-trung-quoc-thu-mua-nong-san-viet-post548933.html

[12]. http://m.dantri.com.vn/kinh-doanh/nong-dan-van-mac-bay-thuong-lai-trung-quoc-1380891003.htm

[13]. https://www.bbc.com/vietnamese/forum/2014/04/140403_lyphi_agriculture_development

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The Parasites of Western Economy, Part 8: Body Corporate robbing owners of low cost dwellings.

The Parasites of Western Economy, Part 8: Body Corporate robbing owners of low cost dwellings.

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The Parasites of Western Economy, Part 8: Body Corporate robbing owners of low cost dwellings.

There is an invention in the Western World to reduce the cost of owning a dwelling. Many people can pool their resources together and own a building. Each can then live in his own part of the building and can also sell and transfer his ownership as his needs change.

1. The role of a Body Corporate in a common building with many owners.

For example, four owners can pool resources to own a building with 8 rooms, 4 kitchens, 4 toilets. Each owner owns an “apartment” comprising of two interconnected rooms with separate kitchen and toilet. The building, its yards and fences are common property to all four owners.

By laws, there must be someone responsible for the whole building and its land, that person is the Body Corporate of the building. The Body Corporate is responsible for keeping the building safe and complying with all social requirements (from Local governments and neighbors). The Body Corporate is answerable to Local governments and neighbors. The owners of apartments must elect a Body Corporate to operate and be responsible for the building and its land.

Due to the ever increasing complexity of requirements placed on by Local governments, owners usually hire an external company to act as the Body Corporate for the building.

2. Robbery of owners by the Body Corporate.

The Body Corporate has a manager and he may carry out inefficient repairs to building and charge owners outrageous fees for the work.

Examples:

I have seen a Body Corporate engineer suggesting 30 owners to replace 30 windows because one window has cracked due to foundation movement ! When faced with the question, he could not justify his recommendation.

I have seen the same Body Corporate suggesting 36 owners to break up all concrete pavement and re-concrete it because some slabs are not level.

I have also seen the same Body Corporate replacing windows and charging each owner $6000 for works that is worth of no more than $3000.

3. Owners can prevent robbery.

a. Owners should not let Body Corporate decide on the type of works it likes without justification. Reasons for works and costs should be scrutinized.

b. Owners who cannot vote should not give their vote to the Body Corporate Manager. Doing so would make it hard for other owners to argue against expensive works by Body Corporate.

c. Prospective owners should not buy ownership of any apartments with high Body Corporate fees. This will force existing owners to care about the financial wastes of their Body Corporate.

4. Conclusions

a. There should be a State register of complaints against Body Corporate Companies and register of their spending on the repairs of various buildings so that owners of common dwellings know whom they have to avoid appointing as their Body Corporate.

b. Older citizens should know that selling a large property to own a small apartment may not reduce their expenses if Body Corporate Companies of the apartments are allowed to rob them.

Reference:

[1]. https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/housing/owners-corporations/buying-into-an-owners-corporation/what-is-an-owners-corporation

[2]. https://www.propertyandlandtitles.vic.gov.au/land-titles/owners-corporations

[3]. https://www.smh.com.au/national/rip-off-body-corporate-managers-stay-registered-20130205-2dwj0.html

[4]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3404218/Retirement-flat-rip-Elderly-people-hit-hidden-fees-amounting-tens-thousands-pounds.html

[5]. http://www.moneysense.ca/spend/real-estate/is-it-wise-to-downsize/

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Guide for gutting another country using dual citizens.

Guide for gutting another country using dual citizens.

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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A mean country Z can actually rob other countries of their wealth, heritage and carry out the genocides of their people using the following guide.

#dual citizenship, #multiple citizenship, #citizen in name only, #national in name only, #inclusiveness,

Guide for gutting another country using dual citizens.

1. Sending people claiming to be refugees from some real or insignificant persecution.

The claims are a only a legal for admission into that country. Most countries signed with the United Nations to allow for entrance by refugees.

The mean country Z can send its citizens to rich countries A, B, C, …

After that, citizens from Z should stay in those country and try to demand compensations for “unjustified detention” while the claim for refugee status is assessed. Claimants to refugee status can expect help from legal experts paid for by those countries assessing their status and can have appeals using tax money of those countries as if they were tax payers of those countries.

Any wrong doing by custodians may also result in compensation payouts (determined the standards of that rich country) which may be a huge fortune when measured by the earning standards of the claimants from country Z.

2. Organizing those people for their citizenship in rich countries.

Every country allow residents (including refugees) with good characters without any criminal conviction take up citizenship after some time living there.

This step is a piece of cake. Even rapists may be considered to have good characters and may be released without conviction. The Australian AAT may be a useful channel for claimants in Australia [1]!

Note that the granting of citizenship does not require any prospect for contribution to the host country! A 70 years old can also take up a citizenship and enjoy the Old Age Pension paid by a host country (such as Australia) without ever paying any tax to that country in his working life. Similarly a person already disable before entering the country may also take up citizenship to enjoy Disability Allowance supplied by the host country such as Australia. There is no need to learn the language of the host country: In Australia, interpreting service is supplied for free for the whole life of any immigrant.

3. Starting chain migration.

Each new citizen now can demand the rights to bring his family (which may have two or more wives), parents, the families of the parents to the host country.

Better still, each citizen comes back to the originating country to marry another one (may also be a same sex marriage) and bring the partner (conventional spouse or same sex partner) to the host country. The newly arrived spouse will be granted citizenship. After a minimum time of about one year, one of them file for uncontested divorce. So now the host country has two unmarried citizens. Those two citizens will continue the exponential number games.

4. Demanding for dual citizenship rights.

Having citizenship in the host country is not an end in this game. The citizens of Z will now demand inclusiveness in politics. They claim that they can never be released of their citizenship from their former country, or claiming that is not convenient for them. So they demand the right to be considered Dual Citizens !

All citizens of countries A, B, C who formerly claimed to be refugees suddenly resurface, applying to be allowed dual citizenship making them also Citizen of country Z.

5. Demanding rights to stand for Parliament/Congress with dual citizenship.

Currently many English speaking countries (excluding Australia) allow for dual citizenship, many even allow people with dual citizenship (meaning half loyalty) to stand for elected Parliament/Congress and Prime Minister/President Office [2 -7].

Those countries have used twisted argument that it is too inconvenient for politicians to renounce their other loyalty. So they should be allowed dual citizenship (Implying multiple citizenship and partial loyalty is all right.).

Note that currently Australia is the only significant English speaking country NOT ALLOWING people with dual citizenship to hold elected office in governments.

6. Manipulating Parliament/Congress to turn host countries into zombies.

A prominent example is the United States of America, a rich country that allows dual citizenship. Its political issues now only revolve around whether America First or loyalty to “the other country” and globalism is appropriate. Such a scenario transforms Americans with only sole citizenship to America into slaves working for “the other country” without having any benefit for themselves.

A biological analogy is that the dual citizens work as a invading virii to capture all the resource and energy of a host cell (representing a host country) to replicate not the descendants of the host cell but the invading virii. The final result is that there are more virii while the host cell will end up explosing.

A country Z can even organize its “dual citizens” with Citizenship In Name Only in both country A and country B to start war between those two countries. This will certainly bring country Z to a dominant position after A and B have been both destructed and exhausted by wars. Some people have suspected that many countries have been brought into the two World Wars by these types of plans.

7. Strategy for counter-measures.

When a nation has adopted rules for dual citizenship, the above nasty hypothetical case may happen. Its citizens should demand abolition of dual citizenship.

Failing that every citizen of nation A must suppose that nation A will soon reach its own demise and everyone has to select and obtain for himself a dual citizenship with some other nation and then consider himself only a National In Name Only of nation A. The wealth and the heritage of nation A is then the spoil for final distribution to other surviving nations.

Notes to commenters.

This is a sensitive issues to many countries. Only comments on theoretical aspects are accepted. Comments mentioning names of races or ethnic groups will not be accepted.

References.

[1]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-07/man-granted-visa-reprieve-sentenced-for-raping-melbourne-woman/8597288

[2]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_citizenship

[3]. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/chair-of-section-44-inquiry-says-dual-citizenship-rules-should-change

[4]. https://www.2gb.com/podcast/a-referendum-on-dual-citizenship/

[5]. http://theconversation.com/parliamentary-report-recommends-referendum-to-solve-the-dual-citizenship-saga-heres-why-it-wont-happen-96343

[6]. http://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/call-for-referendum-over-dual-citizenship-mess-after-high-court-rulings-20180509-h0zuo2

[7]. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/power-grab-by-the-political-class-thwarted-by-turnbull/news-story/0f7d8c293633d5370054a21f97aa33e6

[8]. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/utterly-absurd-british-mps-question-australia-s-ban-on-dual-citizens-20180510-p4zed6.html

[9]. https://news.err.ee/830002/reform-submits-bill-allowing-dual-citizenship-in-estonia

[10]. http://agenda.ge/news/101434/eng

[11]. https://www.novinite.com/articles/190061/Austria+Cancels+Dual+Citizenship+for+People+from+Turkey

[12]. https://ahvalnews.com/austria-turkey/austria-begins-crackdown-turks-dual-citizenship-daily

[13]. http://www.indiawest.com/news/business/is-dual-citizenship-worth-the-trouble/article_6ba6e60e-531b-11e8-b8ff-b7865dbe54ad.html

[14]. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-05-02/citizenship-is-key-to-liberal-democracy

[15]. https://stanstasblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/in-new-memoir-ex-obama-aide-bemoans-a-manipulative-netanyahu-not-on-the-level/

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North Korea is NOT a proxy province of China

North Korea is NOT a proxy province of China.

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The West should not damage the chance for the creation an independent, united Korea.

Western policy makers are usually arrogant while they are actually deadly ignorant of political thinking outside of their own countries.

#North Korea, #proxy of China,

”The DPRK is a proxy province of China.” is a terrible assessment error by the West. Actually N.Korea and China may fight to their deaths if China invades N.K.

a. N. K. has always placed its army along its border with China to prevent any sudden invasion (like has been done to Tibet) [2-13].

b. Kim Jong Un had executed Jang Song Thaek, the husband of his aunt, partially because the man is suspected of planning to use Chinese support to take the throne [14-19].

c. From S.K. intelligence, the Institute for training N.K. officials used to have banners stating that China is NOT a friend to N.K.

With astute Foreign Affairs policies from the West, an independent, United Korea may arrive in East Asia. Otherwise there may remain satellites like “Communist East Germany, Eastern Europe” in East Asia, economically supported and united by a new COMECON that is the One Silk Route.

References.

[1]. ,

[2]. https://www.minnpost.com/foreign-concept/2018/02/what-if-weve-been-all-wrong-about-chinas-attitude-toward-north-korea

[3]. https://www.businessinsider.com.au/north-korea-shifts-troops-towards-china-2014-8

[4]. https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Pyongyang-missile-footage-is-a-dagger-to-Xi-s-throat2

[5]. http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/03/08/north-korea-doesnt-trust-china-an-inch/

[6]. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/16/kore-d16.html

[7]. https://www.forbes.com/sites/salvatorebabones/2017/12/15/chinas-navy-is-holding-drills-off-the-coast-of-north-korea-but-who-are-they-meant-to-impress/#5d79dce8704e

[8]. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/663171/north-korea-latest-news-china-military-drills-border-war-trump-kim-jong-un

[9]. http://www.atimes.com/article/another-reason-chinas-adding-troops-border-north-korea/

[10]. https://ipolitics.ca/2017/12/20/happens-china-u-s-invade-north-korea/

[11]. https://abcnews.go.com/International/north-koreas-border-china-uneasy-alliance-fear-war/story?id=49565580

[12]. http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/china-just-sent-big-military-warning-north-korea-22234

[13]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4928718/Russian-troops-dispatched-border-North-Korea.html

[14]. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/13/north-korea-executes-kim-jong-un-uncle-jang-song-thaek

[15]. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/12/14/asia-pacific/north-koreas-purge-puts-china-on-spot/

[16]. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/for-chinas-big-parade-north-koreas-stay-at-home-leader-will-be-a-no-show/2015/08/31/0b0e916d-4d52-4fcb-9790-eaea4f5fb8f9_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.178aa998de98

[17]. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korean-businessmen-are-summoned-back-from-china-after-jang-song-thaek-execution-9005069.html

[18]. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/12/15/251307183/kim-jong-uns-aunt-appears-to-have-survived-political-purge

[19]. http://www.theweek.co.uk/north-korea/88022/is-china-linked-to-death-of-kim-jong-uns-uncle

[20]. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/18/world/asia/influential-north-korean-meets-with-chinese-leaders.html

[21]. https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/915529/World-War-3-China-North-Korea-border-troops-army-forces-missile-Kim-Jong-un-Donald-Trump

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Yulin dog eating festival: 3000 dogs skinned alive, blow-torched then served-up as food

There are also Vietnamese dog Eaters. Surprisingly, most of them are Vietnamese Roman Catholic. Why is the ratio of Vietnamese Catholic to non-Catholic dog eaters much much higher than the ratio in the general Vietnamese population? It is interesting if someone can give an answer..

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