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    You REALLY Need To Know USAF BG (Ret) Robert Spalding's Take On China

    Below you can see a brief bio and info about his new book, There are any number of videos posted on the web as well.

    I have tried dropping a few hints here and there about him, only to be told that members were not interested in watching hour long videos with some business person. Well, ignorance is a choice, and usually an expensive one.

    If you prefer being informed to being ignorant, click on over to

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl52...ature=emb_logo

    Is the US-China Trade War a Cold War? (w/ Kyle Bass and Gen. Robert Spalding)
    194,757 views • Oct 15, 2019
    RT 58:38

    Otherwise, keep on enjoying blissful ignorance, at least about China - while you still can.
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    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/a...bert-spalding/

    Robert Spalding

    Robert Spalding retired from the U.S. Air Force as a brigadier general after more than 25 years of service. He is a former China strategist for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, as well as a senior defense official and defense attache to China. He earned his doctorate in economics and mathematics from the University of Missouri and is fluent in Mandarin.
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    Stealth War
    How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept
    By Robert Spalding
    Category: World Politics | Business
    Hardcover
    Oct 01, 2019 | ISBN 9780593084342

    About Stealth War
    China expert Robert Spalding reveals the shocking success China has had infiltrating American institutions and compromising our national security.

    The media often suggest that Russia poses the greatest threat to America’s national security, but the real danger lies farther east. While those in power have been distracted and disorderly, China has waged a six-front war on America’s economy, military, diplomacy, technology, education, and infrastructure–and they’re winning. It’s almost too late to undo the shocking, though nearly invisible, victories of the Chinese.

    In Stealth War, retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Spalding reveals China’s motives and secret attacks on the West. Chronicling how our leaders have failed to protect us over recent decades, he provides shocking evidence of some of China’s most brilliant ploys, including:

    • Placing Confucius Institutes in universities across the United States that serve to monitor and control Chinese students on campus and spread communist narratives to unsuspecting American students.

    • Offering enormous sums to American experts who create investment funds that funnel technology to China.

    • Signing a thirty-year agreement with the US that allows China to share peaceful nuclear technology, ensuring that they have access to American nuclear know-how.

    Spalding’s concern isn’t merely that America could lose its position on the world stage. More urgently, the Chinese Communist Party has a fundamental loathing of the legal protections America grants its people and seeks to create a world without those rights.

    Despite all the damage done so far, Spalding shows how it’s still possible for the U.S. and the rest of the free world to combat–and win–China’s stealth war.
    Last edited by Dozdoats; 12-04-2019 at 05:35 PM.
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    A member sent me the link to this video, which ties in with Spalding's discussion above, I think. Again, you really ought to watch this. I posted the whole video from the guy who got a jaywalking fine on his smartphone before he got to the other side of the street back some weeks go when it first came out.
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    It is essential that you #DitchYourSmartphone.
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    Same but different … mods can decide, IF they will WATCH THE FREAKING INTERVIEW first.

    This is too important to blow off so lightly, and you all are supposed to be SMARTER than that. And YOU need to watch the Amazing Polly vid as well.

    Or else I am not in the place I thought I was here.
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    DD, I WILL watch the video Friday night when I get home as I KNOW China is our worst enemy, (putting ourselves aside).

    THANK YOU!
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    Doz I watched the video & he confirms what I've been saying for a long time, but I want to stress, I learned a LOT that I didn't know from watching it. I second your call to action and urge members to please spend the time to watch his interview and/or buy the book!

    I don't know if we can turn it around..... I mean, so many of our politicians are bought & paid for by China (as well as the academics). Remember when Clinton was basically renting out the Lincoln bedroom, the huge speaking fees they all get for bullshit, the donations, the junkets & special perks? Our corporate leaders & career politicians have been living high off the hog by selling us down the river for years now, never thinking about anything other making themselves & their families richer. Is it possible to change things -- yes, IF Trump or someone like him is in power, stays in power, and is serious about making meaningful changes, then yes. If not...… then China (or a similar totalitarian regime) is our future.
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    I watched it and it is well worth the time.
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    Keep ignoring my rights and I'll keep ignoring your laws.

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    I had several Red Chinese students in my upper level math classes in San Francisco in the early 1980's. They all carried 4.0 averages and were unfailingly polite and respectful towards me, their teacher. When I asked them what their plans were for after high school, "Andy" said quite nonchalantly, even proudly, "Return home to attend college so I can serve my country." Even then, when I knew far less than I do now, that sent shivers down my spine. Today, the public elementary school down the street has a Chinese immersion program; for 2 hours a day out of every 6 hour school day, the children are taught in Chinese. The parents are so proud. Shivers again.

    The video is very worthwhile.

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    Thank you for this, DD. It's overwhelming to suddenly realize that troubling disturbance we've watched on the horizon is actually an unimaginable tsunami about to submerge mankind.

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    overwhelming was pretty much my initial reaction to the interview. I have known of Kyle Bass for some time and this seems to have made an impression on him as well.

    The Amazing Polly video linked above is also a valuable tie-in to let us know how what is coming will get here, if we allow it.
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    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/04/mana...-to-china.html

    Hedge Fund Manager Kyle Bass Supports Bill to Curb World Bank Lending to China (CNBC)

    Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass, the often-bearish investor and outspoken China critic, told CNBC on Wednesday that he supports an effort by a U.S. lawmaker to terminate China’s candidacy for select World Bank loans. He explained in an interview that U.S. Republican Anthony Gonzalez’s bill would curb World Bank funding to China by graduating the country from its International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) program, designed to offer financial aid to “middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries.”
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    Well worth the 58 minutes it took to gain the knowledge that I haven't seen elsewhere. Puts Trumps adversarial actions towards China in perspective.
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    Thank you, Doz. Now I have to figure out how to not have nightmares tonight. I'll watch the other videos tomorrow but that interview with Salding was breathtaking. Well worth the 58 minutes.

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    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/...-dictator.html

    Dec. 2, 2019
    In Appeal to Hard Left, Bloomberg Praises Chinese Communism
    By Eric Levitz

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    Bloomberg with Wang Qishan, vice-president of the People’s Republic of China. Photo: Rosland Rahman/AFP via Getty Images

    At first glance, Michael Bloomberg’s campaign for the Democratic nomination looked like the answer to a question no one asked.

    Perhaps a few Democratic-primary voters were pining for a corporate-friendly centrist who lacked Joe Biden’s appeal to nonwhite people and one-upped his baggage on issues of racial justice, financial regulation, entitlement spending, and sexual harassment. But while this constituency may be large enough to fully staff a “Conscious Capitalism” panel at Davos, it seems far too small to supply the billionaire with a plurality of Democratic delegates.

    It’s now clear, however, that Bloomberg is casting a wider net. In a recent interview with PBS — which recirculated on social media on Sunday — the former New York mayor signaled that he intends to run in the “unrepentant Stalinist” lane of the Democratic primary. Asked by Firing Line’s Margaret Hoover about how the U.S. can get China and India to be good partners in the fight against climate change, Bloomberg argued that the Chinese Communist Party was ecologically friendly, democratically accountable, and invulnerable to the threat of revolution.

    Bloomberg: China is doing a lot. Yes, they’re still building a lot of coal-fired power plants.

    Hoover: And they’re still burning coal.

    Bloomberg: Yes, they are, but they’re now moving plants away from the cities. The Communisty Party wants to stay in power in China, and they listen to the public. When the public says I can’t breathe the air, Xi Jinping is not a dictator; he has to satisfy his constituents or he’s not going to survive.

    Hoover: He’s not a dictator?

    Bloomberg: No, he has a constituency to answer to.

    Hoover: He doesn’t have a vote. He doesn’t have a democracy. He’s not held accountable by voters.

    Bloomberg: If his advisers gave him —

    Hoover: Is the check on him just a revolution?

    Bloomberg: You’re not going to have a revolution. No government survives without the will of the majority of its people.

    Bloomberg’s views here stand in stark contrast to those of Bernie Sanders. Although some centrist pundits have declared the Vermont senator a proto-authoritarian leftist, Sanders’s own rhetoric belies that title. The self-avowed “socialist” has cast Xi’s China as the leader of an “international authoritarian axis,” one that has been “clamping down on domestic political freedom while it aggressively promotes a version of authoritarian capitalism abroad.” Sanders’s broadsides against Chinese communism have led some on the left to decry him as a bourgeois deviationist and imperialist dog. Thus Bloomberg’s apparent aim is to assemble a motley coalition of penthouse-owning executives with a financial interest in appeasing Beijing and basement-dwelling “tankies” with an ideological investment in Xi Jinping Thought.

    Okay: Michael Bloomberg is probably not making a conscious play for the “kratom-track” Maoist vote in South Carolina. But it is remarkable how much the patron saint of neoliberal paternalism’s views on China overlap with those of “tankie” Twitter. It’s hard to imagine that a figure like Sanders or Elizabeth Warren could have argued that Xi is not a dictator — and that the Chinese Communist Party is accountable to majoritarian opinion — without suffering broad bipartisan condemnation. Yet Bloomberg’s remarks in September prompted few calumnious columns on the authoritarianism of the anti-populist center. Which is unfortunate, since the U.S. business community’s interests in Beijing make this political tendency a genuine threat.

    As a substantive matter, Bloomberg does have a small kernel of a point: The Chinese government does not rule by brute force alone, enjoys significant popular support, and has demonstrated a concern with responding to certain forms of public disaffection — including complaints about air quality in the nation’s primary cities.

    But it is unclear why Bloomberg thinks “They’re now moving [coal] plants away from the cities” qualifies as evidence of China’s commitment to combating climate change. If a coal plant spews C02 in the middle of a forest and no one (with political power) is around to complain about it, it still makes Earth warmer. Even if we accept that Xi is accountable to public opinion, it does not follow that his government will pursue sustainable development. Nations with formal mechanisms of democratic accountability have been almost universally shirking their obligations under the Paris accords. Meanwhile, China’s supposed responsiveness to popular concerns about pollution has coincided with regressive changes in its overall energy policy. Since 2017, Beijing’s annual investment in clean energy has fallen from $76 billion to $29 billion. In the coming years, it plans to add about as much new coal-power capacity as currently exists in the entire European Union.

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    So Bloomberg’s initial answer is a non sequitur at best, and his subsequent ruminations on the character of Xi’s regime are something worse. In a nation where critical speech is censored (if not criminally punished) and the public is inundated with state propaganda, what does “the will of the majority” mean exactly? And if an authoritarian ruler enjoys the approval of 51 percent of the population, does that mean he cannot be a “dictator,” no matter what he does to disenfranchised minority groups? And if “no government survives without the will of the majority of its people,” does that mean most residents of apartheid South Africa approved the ruling regime right up until the early 1990s, when black opinion in the country suddenly changed?

    It may be difficult to discern the logic of Bloomberg’s apologia for Xi. But it’s quite easy to posit a logical reason for Bloomberg to spew illogical apologies for the Communist Party: The billionaire has vast financial interests in China, and those interests have allegedly compromised his civic-minded endeavors in the past. In 2013, the New York Times reported that Bloomberg News had killed an investigation that had threatened to upset Chinese officials.

    Donald Trump has tried to paint his Democratic opponents as cosseted coastal elites who are in bed with China, exert undue influence over the mainstream media, and want to tell working-class Americans how to live. If Democrats somehow nominate Bloomberg, Trump’s ideal foil will be made of money instead of straw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozdoats View Post
    Below you can see a brief bio and info about his new book, There are any number of videos posted on the web as well.

    I have tried dropping a few hints here and there about him, only to be told that members were not interested in watching hour long videos with some business person. Well, ignorance is a choice, and usually an expensive one.

    If you prefer being informed to being ignorant, click on over to

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl52...ature=emb_logo

    Is the US-China Trade War a Cold War? (w/ Kyle Bass and Gen. Robert Spalding)
    194,757 views • Oct 15, 2019
    RT 58:38

    Otherwise, keep on enjoying blissful ignorance, at least about China - while you still can.
    ===================

    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/a...bert-spalding/

    Robert Spalding

    Robert Spalding retired from the U.S. Air Force as a brigadier general after more than 25 years of service. He is a former China strategist for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, as well as a senior defense official and defense attache to China. He earned his doctorate in economics and mathematics from the University of Missouri and is fluent in Mandarin.
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    Stealth War
    How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept
    By Robert Spalding
    Category: World Politics | Business
    Hardcover
    Oct 01, 2019 | ISBN 9780593084342

    About Stealth War
    China expert Robert Spalding reveals the shocking success China has had infiltrating American institutions and compromising our national security.

    The media often suggest that Russia poses the greatest threat to America’s national security, but the real danger lies farther east. While those in power have been distracted and disorderly, China has waged a six-front war on America’s economy, military, diplomacy, technology, education, and infrastructure–and they’re winning. It’s almost too late to undo the shocking, though nearly invisible, victories of the Chinese.

    In Stealth War, retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Spalding reveals China’s motives and secret attacks on the West. Chronicling how our leaders have failed to protect us over recent decades, he provides shocking evidence of some of China’s most brilliant ploys, including:

    • Placing Confucius Institutes in universities across the United States that serve to monitor and control Chinese students on campus and spread communist narratives to unsuspecting American students.

    • Offering enormous sums to American experts who create investment funds that funnel technology to China.

    • Signing a thirty-year agreement with the US that allows China to share peaceful nuclear technology, ensuring that they have access to American nuclear know-how.

    Spalding’s concern isn’t merely that America could lose its position on the world stage. More urgently, the Chinese Communist Party has a fundamental loathing of the legal protections America grants its people and seeks to create a world without those rights.

    Despite all the damage done so far, Spalding shows how it’s still possible for the U.S. and the rest of the free world to combat–and win–China’s stealth war.
    Doz, I have it pulled up on my smart TV (ha!) to watch it in the morning.
    I once was blind but now I see!...
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    You know, it doesn't matter much which of the Democrats is the nominee, the Chinese will be in charge. If one of the billionaires wins, it will be overt. If one of the front running idiots wins, they'll be neutered. And it looks like quite of bit of our Intel community is on board with the Chinese plan.om

    Which of course makes it imperative that Trump wins 2020, but what comes after?

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    After watching the interview with him last night and being utterly shocked, I immediately bought the audio book version of his book and was listening to it today. Hope to finish it tomorrow. I've already started spreading the news....

    I too had trouble sleeping last night

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    Just took off the earbuds.

    Well worth the listen. A great introduction for the “They need us and just look at my 401K Crowd.” Yeah, well hey guy, how many hard red winter wheat states you willing to trade for 14% growth this year anyway?

    5G is a big-big deal. Where 4-G is phone convenience. 5-G is a go-no-go environment based on the social scores of submissions in the wired world. Spalding points this out to the unimaginative among us.
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    5G is a weapon. Look at the frequency it operates on (up to 84GHz) that is microwave tech. At close rage, you get BBQ-ed. They are using dual polarized 16 element beams horizontal and vertical polarized. That concentrates the energy. This is a phased array but at a higher freq than 4G.

    Most people who work on these high frequencies are wary. It will kill you if they choose to up the power. In other words, that capability is built in, they have only to choose to use it in that manner.

    For the tech geeks, Ghost looked this up for me:
    Review Article
    A Review of 5G Power Amplifier Design at cm-Wave and mm-Wave Frequencies

    http://www.hindawi.com/journals/wcmc/2018/6793814/

    Two things come to mind on the China threat. The first is the remake of Red Dawn cast the Chinese as the bad guy. After much brouhaha from the Chinese, the villain was recast as the Norks. They own Hollyweird.

    The second thing is Wal-Mart used to have a huge banner behind the Customer Service desk in every store that had a waving American flag and the words "Proudly Made in the USA". When Sam died, his kids sold out to the ChiComs and in late 1994-5, I stopped seeing those banners. The slave made goods started pouring in. I served in the Air Force with Sam Walton's godson and he is rolling and spinning in his grave to see what has become of his company. They own the manufacturing.

    There is a third thing. A Chinese General was interviewed in 2005 and I saved an article where he said that their long range 20-30 YEAR plan was to subvert the USA. I will look for that article in my archive and will post if I find it.

    Russia is the other hand waving in the air distracting us from the real threat, which is China. Haven't watched the vids yet, but will tomorrow. Thank you for posting them.
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    Thanks for posting Doz. Amazing Polly is just that.....Amazing! This is coming, there will be no turning back. I'm one of those who doesn't own a smartphone (or any cellphone) and thought rather smugly about it. BUT, this control goes far, far beyond that!
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    Meanwhile in Australia...

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitic...chinese-regime

    "We're Sitting Ducks" - Australian Politicians Warn Of Threat From Chinese Regime
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    More than a dozen Australian senators voted Tuesday calling for an investigation into Australia’s relationship with China, with one politician saying that Australia is a “sitting duck” to foreign influence from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

    “We’re sitting ducks here. We’re leaving ourselves open and we’re letting the Communist Party in China come in here and undermine our democracy,” Jacqui Lambie, an independent Australian senator, said late Tuesday in response to a motion to start a Senate inquiry into Australian’s relationship with China.

    The motion, led by crossbencher Rex Patrick, was supported by all the other crossbenchers: Senators Lambie, Stirling Griff, Pauline Hanson, Malcolm Roberts, and Cory Bernardi. Senators from the Greens party also supported the motion.

    The motion, which required a 23 majority vote to pass, failed at 15 votes. No senators from Australia’s two major political parties—the Liberal and Labor parties—indicated their support. A total of 38 votes were cast against the motion.

    Patrick said that the inquiry should examine all aspects of Australia’s relationship with China, including trade relations between the two countries, Chinese investment in Australia’s infrastructure and agriculture, and the influence and alleged interference in Australia, which includes the CCP-linked activities in Australian university campuses, as well as the CCP’s role in cyberattacks.

    ‘Existential Threat’

    Prior to the vote, Lambie accused the Liberal and Labor parties of lacking the courage to protect Australia from Chinese foreign influence, saying that such parties have not only been influenced by money from the CCP, but also have been causing Australia to be more economically dependent on China.

    Both Lambie and Patrick noted how Duncan Lewis, the former Director General of Security at the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), told Nine newspapers in November that the CCP is seeking to take over Australia’s political systems through “insidious” foreign interference investigations.

    “It’s about time the people in this place woke up to China’s attempts to infiltrate our economy and our democracy,” Lambie said, later adding, “Everyone knows that the communist Chinese government uses money to influence our political processes.”

    Lambie cited multiple examples of such alleged attempts, including a case earlier this year where AU$100,000 ($68,284) in cash was donated to the New South Wales Labor party that became part of an investigation by the state’s corruption watchdog.

    “Now we’ve heard that Chinese attempts to infiltrate our politics go even further … They’re not just trying to influence politicians with money; they’re trying to get elected to sit in this chamber … wherever they can buy or get seats in the Australian parliament, they’re coming,” Lambie said.

    “There are no security checks, there’s little to stop it from happening. It’s absolutely beyond shocking.”

    “People are literally showing up dead. Someone who was supposedly cultivated by the Chinese government to run as a Liberal Party candidate in the Commonwealth Parliament has shown up dead,” Lambie added. “Nothing’s been proven but it’s really concerning … I think we all know what’s going on here.”

    Bo “Nick” Zhao, a Melbourne luxury car dealer, was found dead in a Melbourne motel room in March. His death is under investigation. Zhao had earlier told ASIO that he was offered “a seven-figure sum” to run for a seat in Australia’s federal parliament.

    “What is clear is that China is actively trying to reshape our democracy, and no one seems to be talking about that seriously enough. Honestly, where’s your courage? What are you scared of? This is not some wacky conspiracy theory. This is happening,” Lambie said.

    “This is an existential threat to our society, and Australians are scared,” she later said. “They’re scared that our country is being bought up … it is being bought up.”

    Patrick noted how the Director General of Security Mike Burgess “couldn’t bring himself to actually name” China last week when he announced an ASIO investigation into allegations that the CCP tried to implant Zhao into Canberra.

    "Obviously, there are considerable diplomatic sensitivities involved and we have allowed ourselves to become hugely economically dependent on the export of raw materials to the Chinese market,” Patrick said.

    “But it is a worrying thing when debate in this parliament is politically constipated for fear of reaction from Beijing.”

    On trade, Lambie expressed disappointment and said that Liberal and Labor parties have failed to manage Australia’s economic dependence on China.

    “The major parties have turned a blind eye … We’re selling off Australian values for a quick buck,” she said.

    “A third of Australian exports are China-bound. We ship out more than $120 billion in iron ore and coal exports to China and our universities—shame on them!—rake in over $32 billion from international students.

    “All up, we trade nearly $194 billion worth of goods and services between China and Australia—more than we trade with Japan and the United States combined. Who does that? Who leaves us in a position like that? All that money is making us complacent. There’s no reason for us to be singularly focused on China.”

    Prior to the vote, the Greens’ Senator Nick McKim said that the Liberal and Labor parties were “riddled with CCP influence as they are, riddled with dirty CCP money as they are—are going to collude, once again, to vote such an inquiry down.”

    “I’m telling you now, you’re all standing on the wrong side of history here. History will be written one day,” McKim added.

    “History will record those who stood up and tried to address this situation, and history will record those who rolled over and let the CCP tickle their collective bellies. And unfortunately, it remains the case that both major parties in this place will be on the wrong side of history.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker22 View Post
    5G is a weapon. Look at the frequency it operates on (up to 84GHz) that is microwave tech. At close rage, you get BBQ-ed. They are using dual polarized 16 element beams horizontal and vertical polarized. That concentrates the energy. This is a phased array but at a higher freq than 4G.

    Most people who work on these high frequencies are wary. It will kill you if they choose to up the power. In other words, that capability is built in, they have only to choose to use it in that manner.

    For the tech geeks, Ghost looked this up for me:
    Review Article
    A Review of 5G Power Amplifier Design at cm-Wave and mm-Wave Frequencies

    http://www.hindawi.com/journals/wcmc/2018/6793814/

    Two things come to mind on the China threat. The first is the remake of Red Dawn cast the Chinese as the bad guy. After much brouhaha from the Chinese, the villain was recast as the Norks. They own Hollyweird.

    The second thing is Wal-Mart used to have a huge banner behind the Customer Service desk in every store that had a waving American flag and the words "Proudly Made in the USA". When Sam died, his kids sold out to the ChiComs and in late 1994-5, I stopped seeing those banners. The slave made goods started pouring in. I served in the Air Force with Sam Walton's godson and he is rolling and spinning in his grave to see what has become of his company. They own the manufacturing.

    There is a third thing. A Chinese General was interviewed in 2005 and I saved an article where he said that their long range 20-30 YEAR plan was to subvert the USA. I will look for that article in my archive and will post if I find it.

    Russia is the other hand waving in the air distracting us from the real threat, which is China. Haven't watched the vids yet, but will tomorrow. Thank you for posting them.
    Interesting that around the 17:45 mark that Kyle makes mention of China giving more financial access (using their greed against democracy) to the billionaires and them not being able to wait to invest more shekels over there.

    At his level, every single word has weight and meaning as do symbols and objects. Pay attention to everything and not just the center stage and it will be much more meaningful.
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    www.chinatribunal.com for information regarding testimony from perpetrators and victims of the concentration camps in China, and the live organ harvesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by straightstreet View Post
    Doz, I have it pulled up on my smart TV (ha!) to watch it in the morning.
    I watched it while drinking my coffee this morning. The politicians have sold us out. I think President Trump is trying to correct that. Interestingly, Amazing Polly video would not pull up for me. I tried several times.
    I once was blind but now I see!...
    Acts 9:11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”

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    Worked OK for me a minute ago - try it straight from this link (click on the link here) without copy/paste, as the board software truncates the link-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbOv...ature=youtu.be
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    https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/11/ar...rich-on-china/

    Book Review geopolitics
    November 27, 2019
    Good sense from Gingrich on China
    Most of the problems America blames on its archrival are of its own making, argues the former House speaker
    ByDavid P. Goldman

    Trump vs. China: Facing America’s Greatest Threat, by Newt Gingrich with Claire Christensen (Center Street: New York, 2019). Hardbound, 405 pages with index. US$16.25

    China remains what it has been for millennia, and most of America’s problems are not China’s fault but its own, former House speaker Newt Gingrich argues in his new book. Some rhetorical flourishes aside, the Republican elder statesman and Trump adviser rejects the ubiquitous American view that China is about to collapse under its own weight, or that China inevitably must become a Western-style democracy, or that the Chinese people are waiting for a wave of America’s hand to overthrow their evil communist overlords, and so forth.

    He contrasts “the Western tradition of freedom under law dating back at least 3,000 years with roots in Athens, Rome and Jerusalem” to “the Chinese tradition of order imposed by a centralized system, a pattern that goes back at least 3,500 years.” Implicitly, he acknowledges that China’s political system today reflects thousands of years of its history.

    Rather than blame China for America’s problems, Gingrich offers a harsh critique of America’s failings and argues that “there are a lot of steps America must take that are a reflection of America’s failures. Some of the greatest failures and weaknesses in American can’t be blamed on China. Rather, we have to look at ourselves and our own mistakes and failures. The burden on us to modernize and reform our own system is enormous.”

    For example, Gingrich declares:
    “It is not China’s fault that in 2017, 89% of Baltimore eighth graders couldn’t pass their math exam…

    “It is not China’s fault that too few Americans in K-12 and in college study math and science to fill the graduate schools with future American scientists…

    “It is not China’s fault that, faced with a dramatic increase in Chinese graduate students in science, the government has not been able to revive programs like the 1958 National Defense Education Act…

    “It is not China’s fault the way our defense bureaucracy functions serves to create exactly the ‘military-industrial complex’ that President Dwight Eisenhower warned about…

    “It is not China’s fault that NASA has been so bureaucratic and its funding so erratic that… there is every reason to believe that China is catching up rapidly and may outpace us. This is because of us not because of them…

    “It is not China’s fault that the old, bureaucratic, entrenched American telecommunications companies failed to develop a global strategy for 5G over the 11 years that the Chinese company Huawei has been working to become a world leader…”

    The points above are a fair sampling of Gingrich’s lengthy and incisive bill of indictment of American short-sightedness, complacency, and corruption.

    The former House speaker is a member of the Trump inner circle, and has nothing but good things to say about the president. But he devotes just two pro forma paragraphs to praising Trump’s tariffs against China, compared to 30 fact-filled pages condemning America’s inaction on fifth-generation (5G) mobile broadband.

    China’s Huawei, Gingrich reports with a portmanteau of quotations, is a “future-defining geostrategic contest,” in which Huawei leads by “offering far better prices… while providing better service and fielding more advanced equipment… China is best positioned to win the emerging global race to roll out 5G mobile infrastructure… China is outpacing the US wireless infrastructure spend by $8 to $10 billion since 2015… this race, and its outcome, rises to the level of such projects as the Manhattan Project and the ‘man on the moon’ efforts of the 20th century.”

    He concludes: “Huawei as a threat can only be understood within this totalitarian context of an all-of-society and all-of-government effort to re-establish China as the Middle Kingdom at the center of human affairs.” This sounds overwrought, but it is in some ways worse than Gingrich’s hyperboles convey. The digital world produces binary outcomes. Either you are Facebook or Myspace, Google or Altavista, Excel or Lotus 1-2-3, VHS or Betamax – a comparison that Gingrich mentions elsewhere. Google, Facebook and Amazon became insuperable monopolies through the so-called network effect. The bigger they became, the better they became, and the higher the threshold rose for prospective competitors until there were no prospective competitors.

    “If American companies are at the forefront of developing this infrastructure,” Gingrich adds, “then American companies will be the ones developing the future technologies that interact with this new network.” That isn’t happening. Gingrich gives lip service, to be sure, to the Administration’s fruitless efforts to talk its trading partners out of working with Huawei. But his real passion is reserved for his proposals to turn America around.

    Don’t hope for change in China, he warns: “It is possible that at some point in the distant future, China will repudiate its dictatorship and establish a freer system compatible with the values of Western civilization,” he explains, “But there is a grave danger that the United States and Western civilization will simply be overwhelmed and dominated by China’s communist totalitarian system long before that country ceases to be a dictatorship.” This seems overwrought. China always has been and remains incurious about how the rest of the world governs itself. Western civilization won’t fall because China imposes a different system but because its denizens have lost interest in it.

    He hopes rather that China’s challenge will wake America from its complacency and spur a national renewal. “Any gradual, incremental American response will simply fail,” he concludes. The Chinese Communist Party’s system is so big and has so much momentum that only a dramatic, deep resetting of American policy and the development of new American institutions will enable us to turn back the totalitarian challenge. America needs new energy, resources, rules and decisiveness to make technological investments and achievements, acquire new markets, and build broader alliances.”

    Immigration policy does not figure in Gingrich’s argument. As Texas A&M Prof. Edward Dougherty wrote last year in Asia Times, reviving American R&D will require an enormous pool of foreign talent – Chinese, Indian, Iranian or Russian – because American universities produce too few engineers, and have too few teachers to train up a new generation of engineers. If we undertake a crash program to keep America’s technological edge, Dougherty argued, it “will have to be staffed by Chinese, Indians and Iranians. Given the effort by Asian governments to lure their best citizens back home, this is an unstable situation… If we are going to depend on Asian talent, then we must keep the best here in the US, whatever the cost.”
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    Zahra, my thoughts exactly.

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    I bought Gen. Spalding’s book and have been working my way through it. Very enlightening and scary stuff. This stuff has been going on for decades though so it’s firmly entrenched.

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