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    Hong Kongís 2019 economy

    The Hong Kong economy grew to the equivalent of US$366.1 billion in 2019, or $48,761 per person. Because so much of the cityís economy is foreign trade, the more useful measure of incomes is private...
  2. Thread: Gun Control

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    Was there some part of “gun violence” that you...

    Was there some part of “gun violence” that you didn't bother to try to understand?
    Admit it: you translated “gun violence” to “murder” (my guess: at the urging of your “source”), and instantly...
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    I donít know where Joe Biden gets his numbers,...

    I donít know where Joe Biden gets his numbers, but according to the source below, the number of gun deaths in America in 2007-18 was 373,657


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    The 2020/21 Hong Kong Budget

    True to form, when the foundations of Hong Kong shake, financial secretaries offer one-off token gestures to appease the public, rather than serious structural reforms. In keeping with the long...
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    SARS vs. the WuFlu

    The 2003 and 2019 outbreaks are both corona viruses, but they are on very different trajectories. Over seven months, SARS infected 8,098 people and killed 774 (9.6%).

    WuFlu (Wuhan Influenza)...
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    Decentralization was pretty much at its last peak...

    Decentralization was pretty much at its last peak during SARS. But, just because local officials were told to make (almost all) decisions, and then be evaluated, well, that doesn't mean they make the...
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    Progressive tax rates. No one but lying Bernie...

    Progressive tax rates.
    No one but lying Bernie Bashers thing think the first dollar is taxed at 52%.
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    Not in the Chinese context. Centralized: Get...

    Not in the Chinese context.

    Centralized: Get approval from each office directly above you before making decisions.
    Decentralized: Make decisions. If you’re right, you’ll be promoted; if you’re...
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    Have you ever heard of something called a...

    Have you ever heard of something called a “deduction”?
    It’s a really neat bit of tax law.
    You should look into it sometime.
    Before posting someone else’s nonsense.
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    Yes, of course. Why do you have to ask?

    Yes, of course.
    Why do you have to ask?
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    That would be ... not going for the single-payer...

    That would be ... not going for the single-payer option, because some GOPers said they would support something less than that, and then didn't?
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    In the early 1980s (after the 1982 12th National...

    In the early 1980s (after the 1982 12th National Party Congress) when Li Xiannian was president, the job came with an automatic seat on the Politburo Standing Committee. Under the party constitution,...
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    Well, I'm not willing to sully the good name of...

    Well, I'm not willing to sully the good name of the Democratic Party simply because voters are yet to figure out that the GOPers are the anti-American party. Yes, we will lose elections, and this...
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    The wheels are coming off ...

    Trump repeatedly struggles to pronounce words during conspiracy-laden rally, before suggesting he'll pardon Roger Stone in late-night tweet

    By Tom Embury-Dennis, The Independent, February 20,...
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    When was the last time the Democratic Party...

    When was the last time the Democratic Party played hardball? Nixon? Or, was that the Washington Post playing hardball, and Dems catching up?

    It certainly wasn’t this latest impeachment, which...
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    In case you missed it elsewhere ...

    In case you missed it elsewhere ...
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    Just two single-termers in the reform era. Mao...

    Just two single-termers in the reform era.
    Mao Zedong (1949-54), Chairman of the People’s Government
    Mao Zedong (1954-59), President of the People’s Republic of China
    Liu Shaoqi (1959-68),...
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    I have to disagree. We, the Democrats, believe...

    I have to disagree.
    We, the Democrats, believe in the constitution and respect the opinons of others.

    Play fair, and we'll see who gets the most votes.

    Cheat, by refusing to let people...
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    Easy to understand: 2x5=10

    Easy to understand: 2x5=10
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    A note from my mother

    My momís about to turn 88. After graduate school, she was promoted from teacher to principal. All her life, she identified as a Republican (Dadís a Democrat), but always insisted she voted for...
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