Virgil Caine

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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in I’m depressed   
    https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/03/11/the-cult-of-jess-phillips/
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from null; in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Wonder how much the So-Called BBC economic staff get paid for coming up with that nonsensical claim about sterling devaluation.
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    Virgil Caine reacted to Errol in European Election: How will you vote?   
    His legacy is the referendum and the decision to leave.
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    Virgil Caine reacted to Great Guy in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    BBC talking about the collapse of British Steel. Seemingly one of the problems BS had was a "weak pound". Imagine paying for their economic analysis...
    Why can't the government not step in to save BS? Ohh, we can't because of EU rules.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from billfunk in I’m depressed   
    https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/03/11/the-cult-of-jess-phillips/
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Malthus in This UN poverty expert....   
    Presumably people are fleeing this hell on earth and no sane person would want to move there......
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Great Guy in May's Bunker   
    Brown probably did the most damage in term of policies enacted. May is doing more damage in terms of undermining the political fabric of the UK. Any sane PM in her position would have jacked it in months ago but Treason May appears to be unhinged so we may have to wait for the people in white coats to take her way.
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    Virgil Caine reacted to billfunk in This UN poverty expert....   
    Just to clarify:
    Relative poverty is bollocks.
    Social Darwinism is bollocks.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from The Generation Game in May's Bunker   
    Brown probably did the most damage in term of policies enacted. May is doing more damage in terms of undermining the political fabric of the UK. Any sane PM in her position would have jacked it in months ago but Treason May appears to be unhinged so we may have to wait for the people in white coats to take her way.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from One percent in May's Bunker   
    Brown probably did the most damage in term of policies enacted. May is doing more damage in terms of undermining the political fabric of the UK. Any sane PM in her position would have jacked it in months ago but Treason May appears to be unhinged so we may have to wait for the people in white coats to take her way.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from onlyme in May's Bunker   
    Brown probably did the most damage in term of policies enacted. May is doing more damage in terms of undermining the political fabric of the UK. Any sane PM in her position would have jacked it in months ago but Treason May appears to be unhinged so we may have to wait for the people in white coats to take her way.
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    Virgil Caine reacted to blobloblob in I’m depressed   
    If I told a bunch of lies and it led to several hundred thousand deaths I might feel a little bit down.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from twocents in 1p tax on self service tills to promote social inclusion   
    The cost of administering the tax would be as great if not more than the money raised.
     
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from UmBongo in Why are channel 4 such arseholes?   
    Peabody Awards are like BAFTAs. One lot of luvvies ( in this case Broadcasters) giving another prizes for conforming. All of them are just a form of journalistic mutual masturbation.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from mattydread in China and data security   
    Agreed.
    This is more than just a Trump thing.
    Sooner or later Chinese and US interests were going to collide.
    Trump just brought the date forward
     
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Kilham in China and data security   
    I dont know but China is still technically a one party state run by the  CCP.
    It is a country that blocks access to Wikipedia.
    Would the UK have even contemplated buying chipsets from Putin's Russia ?
    You would have thought western countries and governments would have tried to geographically diversify where they purchased key components but as Lenin is supposed to have said the capitalists will sell the rope with which they will be hung.
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    Virgil Caine reacted to gibbon in China and data security   
    Huawei UK is stuffed full of ex-cameron ministers and aides, funny that eh?
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    Virgil Caine reacted to Roger_Mellie in China and data security   
    I don't think so. It's a full on trade war. Google getting on board is a good indication of that. Google is banned in China, a refusal to license software to Huawei (or any other Chinese company) is a natural retaliation. 
    The question is can China become fully self-sufficient and develop their internal demand faster than they can go bust.
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    Virgil Caine reacted to Libspero in China and data security   
    My gut feeling is both,   but the other way around.
    China threatens the US as a dominant global super power,  and we're worried they won't play nice because they are a non-democratic state.
    Nobody was bothered about Huawei until they started succeeding in the mobile phone and tablet markets and threatening the likes of Samsung and Apple,   so US investors stand to lose out to a Chinese company in which they can't purchase shares.
    As part of the escalating trade war between the US and China it is not surprising that the US would target such high value companies as Huawei.  But tied in with that,   as the US ratchet up the tensions,  what if China has been secretly adding back-doors like the US almost certainly already does ?
    If things turn really nasty they might start using them..  so if we are going to go to war with China,  better to nip these risks in the bud right now,  and helpfully stop them competing with / devaluing high value US companies in the process.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from gibbon in China and data security   
    I dont know but China is still technically a one party state run by the  CCP.
    It is a country that blocks access to Wikipedia.
    Would the UK have even contemplated buying chipsets from Putin's Russia ?
    You would have thought western countries and governments would have tried to geographically diversify where they purchased key components but as Lenin is supposed to have said the capitalists will sell the rope with which they will be hung.
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    Virgil Caine reacted to onlyme in China and data security   
    That only now western governments - EU/UK are saying the software processes and security are not sufficient suggests not, looks like we are handling security flaws rather than proactively ensuring there are none via stringent pre-test/qualification. 
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from The Idiocrat in China and data security   
    I dont know but China is still technically a one party state run by the  CCP.
    It is a country that blocks access to Wikipedia.
    Would the UK have even contemplated buying chipsets from Putin's Russia ?
    You would have thought western countries and governments would have tried to geographically diversify where they purchased key components but as Lenin is supposed to have said the capitalists will sell the rope with which they will be hung.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Harley in China and data security   
    The fact Cameron and Osborne thought it was a good idea says.it all really.
    I am not sure that the views of UK politicians and companies really means much here.
    The fact Microsoft and Google are potentially blacklisting devices with Huawei chips says it all. Presumably they have been leant on by the US State Department. Incidentally, I think this was going to happen eventually regardless of whether Trump won the 2016 election.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from One percent in China and data security   
    The fact Cameron and Osborne thought it was a good idea says.it all really.
    I am not sure that the views of UK politicians and companies really means much here.
    The fact Microsoft and Google are potentially blacklisting devices with Huawei chips says it all. Presumably they have been leant on by the US State Department. Incidentally, I think this was going to happen eventually regardless of whether Trump won the 2016 election.
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    Virgil Caine reacted to onlyme in China and data security   
    Double issue with Huawei, their engineering and security processes are not up to snuff and the apparently will need years to make any progress to fix existing deficiencies. Then there is the espionage side - potential or otherwise, not worth the risk based on decades of industrial espionage. Flip side is if our own governments want preferred suppliers so their own back doors are put in place to spy on us (and others).