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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

A Ford Thunderbird once owned by Marilyn Monroe is expected to fetch up to $500,000 (£379,000) when it comes under the hammer in November. The black soft-top with whitewall tyres was bought on December 20, 1955, by the star's company, Marilyn Monroe Productions. It is believed that it was a Christmas present from Milton Greene, her business partner and photographer. "Marilyn liked to drive," said Amy Greene, Milton Greene's wife. "We'd take the convertible and with the top down, we'd go sailing along the highway. We both liked to feel the wind in our faces and the warmth of the heater on our legs." The car had a 225 horsepower V-8 engine when it was built and a top speed of 113mph. The engine has been rebuilt and currently has 30,399 miles on the clock. read more


A passenger was kicked off an Indian flight after he tried to access the cockpit to charge his phone, the airline said Wednesday. "While an IndiGo aircraft being on the ground an unruly passenger tried to enter the cockpit stating that his mobile needs to be charged," IndiGo said in a statement. "Following standard operating procedures the captain ... initiated the offloading of the passenger on grounds of security violation," the airline added. read more


It's a diplomatic spat no one saw coming. It all started earlier in September when Chinese tourists were removed from a hotel by Swedish police, a move which was heavily condemned by the Chinese government. But matters were made worse when a satirical Swedish television show joked about Chinese people eating dogs and defecating in public..... read more


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

We've seen plenty of photos taken from the surface of places other than Earth. There's the Moon of course, a huge archive of images snapped from the surface of Mars, and even photos of Venus captured from the surface, but never has a spacecraft delivered a snapshot from the surface of an asteroid. Now, following the successful deployment of a pair of tiny rovers from Japan's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft, the first color images from an asteroid's surface have been send back to Earth, and boy are they creepy. Japanese space agency JAXA released the new images with a whole lot of excitement. read more


An Indian passenger sparked panic in mid-air when he tried to open a plane door, apparently mistaking it for the toilet. Another passenger raised the alarm and he was intercepted by the crew. When fellow passengers asked him what he was doing he told them he "needed to use the washroom urgently and kept tugging at the exit door." read more


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Brilliant.

And she has her own IMDB page.

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Tjandrawidjaja's father, Arman Tjandrawidjaja

Arman... Muslim name.

OOPS!, said DOTARD.

Right now for example China is able to source soybeans from other countries however long term demand will force them to buy US even with tariffs.

Maybe... but probably not.

It's going to take time for Russia and others (a year or two) to adjust to new Soybean demands from China. They'll plant more. Brazil is another untapped source. etc.

With your phones example less exports would drive local prices down but at what point will market saturation occur

Not for a long time.

My brother just bought a mid-range Xiomi.... and it has better features in a few areas than my flagship Samsung Note (which is supposed to be a king of phones). And all for a quarter of the price. How can the world resist THAT?

What China is doing right now is buying up online stores like the one I linked to and pushing their products through them. It's a very cost effective strategy.

And as their Belt and Road Initiative expands, they will push other products out of those markets.

The very first Belt and Road project is China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)... it's only a quarter done but from what I have heard Pakistan's market is flooded with Chinese stuff already. China is a bulldozer that is picking up speed all the time.

What WILL happen is America will act out as long as Trump is in-charge. When he leaves ... sanity will prevail... then the US will start negotiations with a much weaker position for things to get back to normal. But for that to happen many concessions will have to be given away to the Chinese.

Rest assured the new administration WILL want things to get back to normal.

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