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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,310
    edited 13 May
    The idea that China is merely developing as an exporting nation baffles me.
    Global economic domination once fully developed?

    Edited for clarity.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,995 Lives Here
    pblakeney said:

    The idea that China is merely developing as an exporting nation baffles me.
    Global domination once fully developed?

    China has been trying to pivot away from an export led economy to a consumption led economy for a while.
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 13,699
    I am sure that Rem is far cleverer than me but is there not a chance that these figures are distorted by trade going through Rotterdam.

    Would he calculate turnover for G4S by adding up the cash in the back of every van?
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 13,699
    pblakeney said:

    The idea that China is merely developing as an exporting nation baffles me.
    Global domination once fully developed?


    You are being suckered in to paying for some more aircraft carriers and nuclear weapons.

    China does not even have the ability to dominate Taiwan. USA has more assets to project military might than the rest of the world put together. China has a long history of being the invadee rather than the invader. Leave it for your grandchildren to worry about.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,310

    pblakeney said:

    The idea that China is merely developing as an exporting nation baffles me.
    Global domination once fully developed?


    You are being suckered in to paying for some more aircraft carriers and nuclear weapons.

    China does not even have the ability to dominate Taiwan. USA has more assets to project military might than the rest of the world put together. China has a long history of being the invadee rather than the invader. Leave it for your grandchildren to worry about.
    I meant economic domination. Nothing to do with military.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 6,258

    pblakeney said:

    The idea that China is merely developing as an exporting nation baffles me.
    Global domination once fully developed?

    China has been trying to pivot away from an export led economy to a consumption led economy for a while.
    Could they also not move in other ways. Linearly, for example, or along an arcuate path?

    (I hate unecessary business jargon)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,995 Lives Here
    Feel free to rewrite it to have the same meaning minus the jargon
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 6,258

    Feel free to rewrite it to have the same meaning minus the jargon

    China has been trying to move away from an export led economy to a consumption led economy for a while.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,995 Lives Here
    edited 13 May
    Why is "move away" preferable to pivot? I don't quite see why one is more jargony than another.

    Just because people use it wrongly in a business context does not mean it is not accurate in this instance.

  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 19,825

    Why is "move away" preferable to pivot? I don't quite see why one is more jargony than another.

    Just because people use it wrongly in a business context does not mean it is not accurate in this instance.


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  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 6,258

    Why is "move away" preferable to pivot? I don't quite see why one is more jargony than another.

    Just because people use it wrongly in a business context does not mean it is not accurate in this instance.

    Well this seems to be quite a widespread problem now, doesn't it.
  • ProssPross Posts: 27,152
    rjsterry said:

    Why is "move away" preferable to pivot? I don't quite see why one is more jargony than another.

    Just because people use it wrongly in a business context does not mean it is not accurate in this instance.


    Ha ha, my daughter was going on about that the other day and I'd never seen that episode.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 15,983

    It's International Hummus Day today.

    https://nationaltoday.com/international-hummus-day/

    I worked with a guy years ago who took it upon himself to write a complaint to a supermarket literally every day because their hummus was badged as "Greek style hummus", and he considered hummus to be Turkish. It did change to "Mediterranean" eventually.

  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,607

    It's International Hummus Day today.

    https://nationaltoday.com/international-hummus-day/

    I worked with a guy years ago who took it upon himself to write a complaint to a supermarket literally every day because their hummus was badged as "Greek style hummus", and he considered hummus to be Turkish. It did change to "Mediterranean" eventually.


    I'd argue it's neither Greek or Turkish, to be honest.
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 15,983
    Ben6899 said:

    It's International Hummus Day today.

    https://nationaltoday.com/international-hummus-day/

    I worked with a guy years ago who took it upon himself to write a complaint to a supermarket literally every day because their hummus was badged as "Greek style hummus", and he considered hummus to be Turkish. It did change to "Mediterranean" eventually.


    I'd argue it's neither Greek or Turkish, to be honest.
    I wouldn't advise it.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,607

    Ben6899 said:

    It's International Hummus Day today.

    https://nationaltoday.com/international-hummus-day/

    I worked with a guy years ago who took it upon himself to write a complaint to a supermarket literally every day because their hummus was badged as "Greek style hummus", and he considered hummus to be Turkish. It did change to "Mediterranean" eventually.


    I'd argue it's neither Greek or Turkish, to be honest.
    I wouldn't advise it.

    Oh don't worry. I'd only ever suggest it to my ancient Egyptian friends.
    Ben

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  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 2,011
    Belarus is best avoided and it's best if the EU remains strong as a union.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 5,827

    It's International Hummus Day today.

    https://nationaltoday.com/international-hummus-day/

    I worked with a guy years ago who took it upon himself to write a complaint to a supermarket literally every day because their hummus was badged as "Greek style hummus", and he considered hummus to be Turkish. It did change to "Mediterranean" eventually.

    I once bought a packet of minstrels and it had a couple of what could only be described as smarties in the pack. It was a slow day at work (first job out of uni) so me and work mate write a funny complaint letter about it, about how it ruinedy day etc.

    I got an apology and a £5 voucher in return.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 6,258
    elbowloh said:

    It's International Hummus Day today.

    https://nationaltoday.com/international-hummus-day/

    I worked with a guy years ago who took it upon himself to write a complaint to a supermarket literally every day because their hummus was badged as "Greek style hummus", and he considered hummus to be Turkish. It did change to "Mediterranean" eventually.

    I once bought a packet of minstrels and it had a couple of what could only be described as smarties in the pack. It was a slow day at work (first job out of uni) so me and work mate write a funny complaint letter about it, about how it ruinedy day etc.

    I got an apology and a £5 voucher in return.
    Someone in my research group once sorted a kilo of m&ms by colour, and we had a colour each.

    It's intriguing now little of the food dye was actually metabolised.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,648

    elbowloh said:

    It's International Hummus Day today.

    https://nationaltoday.com/international-hummus-day/

    I worked with a guy years ago who took it upon himself to write a complaint to a supermarket literally every day because their hummus was badged as "Greek style hummus", and he considered hummus to be Turkish. It did change to "Mediterranean" eventually.

    I once bought a packet of minstrels and it had a couple of what could only be described as smarties in the pack. It was a slow day at work (first job out of uni) so me and work mate write a funny complaint letter about it, about how it ruinedy day etc.

    I got an apology and a £5 voucher in return.
    Someone in my research group once sorted a kilo of m&ms by colour, and we had a colour each.

    It's intriguing now little of the food dye was actually metabolised.
    Was on a course of enteric coated steroids - very heavy red pigment. Watering the ceramics the next morning (At Uni), wound my mate up on the spur of the moment.
    Should have seen the look on his face.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 6,258
    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    It's International Hummus Day today.

    https://nationaltoday.com/international-hummus-day/

    I worked with a guy years ago who took it upon himself to write a complaint to a supermarket literally every day because their hummus was badged as "Greek style hummus", and he considered hummus to be Turkish. It did change to "Mediterranean" eventually.

    I once bought a packet of minstrels and it had a couple of what could only be described as smarties in the pack. It was a slow day at work (first job out of uni) so me and work mate write a funny complaint letter about it, about how it ruinedy day etc.

    I got an apology and a £5 voucher in return.
    Someone in my research group once sorted a kilo of m&ms by colour, and we had a colour each.

    It's intriguing now little of the food dye was actually metabolised.
    Was on a course of enteric coated steroids - very heavy red pigment. Watering the ceramics the next morning (At Uni), wound my mate up on the spur of the moment.
    Should have seen the look on his face.

    Blue green wee is something to see though. So was the purple colour elsewhere. Remarkable.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 5,827
    edited 26 May
    I thought the post-Guiness black poo's were bad enough.
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,288
    I had a fluorescein angiography injection, yellow dye into the bloodstream which then gets photographed to show what's going on with the blood vessels in the eye retina. That was all fine and straightforward.

    Later that day, en route to a birthday party do up north, stopped for a wee at a motorway services. Woah, that is bright bright yellow dye which sticks to the porcelain. And... exit.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,648
    orraloon said:

    I had a fluorescein angiography injection...

    No idea how you put up with them 'Loon.
    I had anaesthetic into one eye to put a plug in the tear ducts.
    They (he) failed. As soon as that needle was in the corner of the eye, I was squirming too much.
    Thank fook 'cos he retired and the new eye consultant (all the way from Eastern Europe) now runs an excellent clinic and put me on steroidal drops, night gel, preservative free eye drops and Ofloxacin. Haven't looked back and don't need plugs.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,288
    pinno said:

    orraloon said:

    I had a fluorescein angiography injection...

    No idea how you put up with them 'Loon.
    That fluorescent one was no big thang watsoevs. In the imaging room, one of dem qualified nurses does the needle in t'arm routine, blood system does the rest, piece of pixx as the later urinal sesh confirmed.

    The anti-VEGF straight in the eye injections, now they are premier league.
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 13,699
    pinno said:

    orraloon said:

    I had a fluorescein angiography injection...

    No idea how you put up with them 'Loon.
    I had anaesthetic into one eye to put a plug in the tear ducts.
    They (he) failed. As soon as that needle was in the corner of the eye, I was squirming too much.
    Thank fook 'cos he retired and the new eye consultant (all the way from Eastern Europe) now runs an excellent clinic and put me on steroidal drops, night gel, preservative free eye drops and Ofloxacin. Haven't looked back and don't need plugs.

    was that meant to be a side effect
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,648

    pinno said:

    orraloon said:

    I had a fluorescein angiography injection...

    No idea how you put up with them 'Loon.
    I had anaesthetic into one eye to put a plug in the tear ducts.
    They (he) failed. As soon as that needle was in the corner of the eye, I was squirming too much.
    Thank fook 'cos he retired and the new eye consultant (all the way from Eastern Europe) now runs an excellent clinic and put me on steroidal drops, night gel, preservative free eye drops and Ofloxacin. Haven't looked back and don't need plugs.

    was that meant to be a side effect
    I could get those little round mirrors to go on the handlebars.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,995 Lives Here
    So I haven’t learned this but it seems the German state has.

    My old uni professor (when he was exiled from Germany) led the effort - good ol’ Juergen

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