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  1. new to Smartphones".....what GPS app to install ?

    Be careful not to drop your Air 2! The screens are very expensive to replace, like more than $200.
  2. The President Trump Megathread

    Ok, but we were talking about the trade balance. ;) If you don't want to trade with China for humanitarian reasons, that's another story. I don't think I could name a country which developed itself out of poverty without its governments subsidizing some companies -- that's how development...
  3. The President Trump Megathread

    The only way you could say their economy is "winning" is that their GDP grows faster than ours; the balance of trade has nothing to do with it. In terms of the manufacturing base, those jobs were always going to leave our shores for lower-paying countries. If not China then Taiwan or Vietnam or...
  4. The President Trump Megathread

    I will concede that them stealing our IP weakens us. An imbalance of trade, however, doesn't weaken us; nor would a trade surplus strengthen us. That's now how trade works. Let's say you mow lawns for a living, and you occasionally mow lawns at the grocery store where you buy groceries. You...
  5. The President Trump Megathread

    Sorry, this is wrong. Trade is not a zero-sum game. Free trade occurs when it is mutually beneficial to both parties, i.e. we both gain something from it. Trade with China certainly has its fair share of problems (IP theft, dumping etc.) but to say that trading with them weakens our economy is...
  6. The President Trump Megathread

    Different case brought on by different plaintiffs in a different state. Congress controls the purse strings, not the President.
  7. Afghanistan report- US government has misled the public for 20 years

    You are describing Taliban culture, not Afghan culture.
  8. France Building Barricades Again "Gilets Jaunes"

    Unfortunately striking is part of the social contract in France, and (by and large) people support workers' rights to strike when they take action.
  9. France Building Barricades Again "Gilets Jaunes"

    Was there over the weekend. Apart from Metro stations being closed, and most other buses/trains not running, it was pretty normal.
  10. Tesla on autopilot rear-ended Connecticut State Police Car then read-ends another car

    Do you have a good source I can check out? A quick Google shows some reports saying it can, and some saying it can't, but nothing seemed very authoritative.
  11. Tesla on autopilot rear-ended Connecticut State Police Car then read-ends another car

    I'm not 100% sure that autopilot can work without GPS.
  12. The President Trump Megathread

    From the previous page:
  13. The President Trump Megathread

    If it's so obvious, surely you can explain it..? Clearly some of their behavior (e.g. IP theft) is grossly anti-competitive. But what has Mexico done that could be classed as "economic warfare"? What has Israel done?
  14. The President Trump Megathread

    That's... not much of a response
  15. The President Trump Megathread

    Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown?
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