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  1. Berliners and many millions of others may disagree.

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  January 2, 2019

      The Chinese had walls and wheels, the Mongols had horses and strategy.

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      • Pink David

         /  January 2, 2019

        Joe, are you likening Mexican’s to invading Mongol horde’s intent on loot and pillage?

        Depending on what number you use, the Mongols kill tens of millions, quite an achievement. Do you think open boarders would have been a good idea?

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      • kluelis

         /  January 2, 2019

        @JB. “The Chinese had walls and wheels, the Mongols had horses and strategy”.
        Now the Chinese are a bourgeoning super power while the Mongols still have horses.

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  2. China’s economy must be in real trouble if the Sabre rattling is reaching the level were an official in the PLA is talking about sinking US Aircraft Carriers….
    US Military planners will be reading that speech with interest….

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12184587

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  3. Blazer

     /  January 2, 2019

    wasn’t long ago that Petra Bagust made a quick trip to Asia to end prostitution,now Kerre McIvor picks up the challenge…exercises in selfish ‘feelgood moral virtue’ that has zero impact.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12179125

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    • Gezza

       /  January 2, 2019

      Agreed. India still needs to sort out a lot of shit out. Kerre McIvor isn’t going to make one whit of difference there.

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    • Pink David

       /  January 2, 2019

      Very colonialist of her, off to exotic locations to tell the locals how to live.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  January 2, 2019

        I wonder if she gave the woman the $300 to start the business, or sponsored her to come here…and offered her room in her own house. If not, she should shut up.

        India is so vast that it’s virtually impossible to sort out its problems. They are fully aware of them without patronising visitors pointing this out to them. I have two Indian friends with whom I correspond, and don’t tell them how their country should be run (they don’t tell me how NZ should be run !)

        She referred to the girls who have now been put out of work as presenters for darts tournaments (or something like that) as tarts. Charming. They were at once victims of sexism (not enough sense to decide for themselves about earning money wearing short skirts as a uniform) and tarts…KM having a bob each way ?

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  January 2, 2019

          ‘Trophy tarts’, it was mainly boxing ring ones. Patronising idiot.

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  4. kluelis

     /  January 2, 2019

    Tv programmes about rich people looking at poor people are deeply dull.

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    • kluelis

       /  January 2, 2019

      “They have so little but they are so happy”

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  January 2, 2019

        I once saw a cringe-making BBC news story about a supposedly undiscovered Amazon tribe (who must have known themselves that they were there :-/ ) As the plane flew low, the people scattered, the men reappearing with spears. The reporter wondered if the tribe thought that the plane was a bird (how stupid did she think that they were ?) or the people therein gods (ditto). Their faces were the same as anyone’s would be if they were being intrusively buzzed by strangers who were treating them like animals in the zoo; and they looked as if they were ready to give the laughing occupants of the plane something to remember them by.

        They didn’t look as if they’d never seen a plane before. I wonder how the reporters would feel if the Amazonians came to England and returned the compliment, staring into their houses and pointing and laughing at them.

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