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I suspect these tariffs will be history by September.Trump is crazy but he isn't stupid. He knows what will happen when his base gets kicked in the teeth with his Trump Tax and the U.S. economy starts to tank -- and its an open question whether the Fed will bail him out. Many powerful Republicans are already openly opposing him and even the Koch Brothers say they will support policy rather than party. And, now that Trump's two BFFs are openly courting China Trump has to be worried.There is nothing in this trade war that is based on fact or reality. It was all invented by Trump because he hates and fears China -- he knows that they can outcompete us. And, Trump hates to be #2. But, since the tariffs will accomplish exactly nothing except to make Trump look foolish, he will be looking for a way to surrender while claiming victory.That's pretty much how all school yard bullies work. They like to strut around and talk tough. But that's about as far as it goes.Essentially, it all comes down to whether continuing his trade war will help him or hurt him in 2020. Right now the math says "hurt".
mac_128 said:gargravarr said:mac_128 said:Anybody think this white card is going to look dirty and dingy after a relatively short amount of time?
But my Mac IS compatible -- except it's with my iPhone instead of my laptop.As I moved increasingly into the world of iOS from Windows the need for a Mac became ever more important: It integrates well with the world of iOS -- which is more important to me than integrating with my world of Windows. (For instance, it's a lot easier to update a Numbers spreadsheet on the Mac than on either the iPhone or a Windows laptop.)But, that said, the Mac actually does integrate better with my Windows desktop (which I use as a pseudo-server) than my Windows Laptop does! Despite both being Windows 10 I cannot get my laptop and desktop to talk to each other. But the Mac talks to the desktop just fine! It's SO ironic!
maestro64 said:ChristianPaulsen said:AppleExposed said:ChristianPaulsen said:As an unintended consequence, Trump found a way of taxing one of the big tax avoiders. I guess the stock value should take a hit, but probably good for the US taxpayers.
BTW, other EU countries did similar deal with Google, Facebook, Amazon and now the EU wants them all to pay for their stupid mistakes. Did you notice Apple decide not to put their Data center in the EU, this is direct result of the EU actions.
Supposedly Trump is justifying much of his trade war on China over China's supposed infringement of American IP. But now we see that that is a two way street as Huawei is going after American companies for using it's IP.
So, another claim by right wing media and parroted by Trump and his loyalists ("China got to where it is by copying and stealing American technology") is being debunked.
Huawei may demand more royalties from US firms that rely on its patented techhttps://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/21/us-china-trade-war-huawei-could-target-more-us-firms-over-patents.html