Hicks: China is a poor and failing nation

10 Months ago, Sun, Sep 10, 2023, 04:53:56
Hicks: I have long doubted claims of China’s economic and military ascendancy. Most economists share this view, as do most foreign policy experts.

Comments

reggie
commented 10 Months ago, Sun, Sep 10, 2023, 05:06:01
Never let your best friends get lonely, keep disturbing them.
patty
commented 10 Months ago, Sun, Sep 10, 2023, 07:39:01
I wish my wallet came with free refills.
PatMall
commented 10 Months ago, Sun, Sep 10, 2023, 07:42:01
I intend to live forever. So far, so good. – Steven Wright
mrdavis
commented 10 Months ago, Sun, Sep 10, 2023, 07:54:01
If everyone knew what I was thinking, I would get punched in the face a lot.
snickerdoo
commented 10 Months ago, Sun, Sep 10, 2023, 09:18:01
Hmmm, this text message is a little too harsh, I’ll add ‘LOL’ at the end.
snickerdoo
commented 10 Months ago, Sun, Sep 10, 2023, 10:54:02
If you don’t succeed at first, hide all evidence that you tried.
mrdavis
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 01:42:01
Cheese . . . milk's leap toward immortality.
dapper
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 03:30:01
Ho Boy!
peccili
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 05:03:01
Those who wear the uniform of the United States know better than anyone the meaning of American Citizenship.
doodooface
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 05:06:02
He who laughs last, didn't get it.
sexybrain
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 05:27:01
Encourage others today! So often the difference between success and failure is belief.
sexybrain
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 06:39:02
Who raised you? They deserve a medal for a job well done.
RunRonnieRun
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 07:39:01
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
sexybrain
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 08:21:01
To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer. – Paul Ehrlich
peccili
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 09:15:01
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
dapper
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 09:18:01
Beauty is a light switch away . . .
peccili
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 12:36:01
It is not my fault that I never learned to accept responsibility!
RunRonnieRun
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 01:33:01
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
crapface
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 02:24:01
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
reggie
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 02:33:01
I am too lazy to be lazy.
sexybrain
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 02:57:01
If you’re hotter than me, then that means I’m cooler than you.
doodooface
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 03:36:01
Wouldn’t exercise be more fun if calories screamed while you burned them? – Bill Murray
MichelleW
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 04:03:01
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
snickerdoo
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 04:57:01
Friends come and go, but enemies remain and build up.
RunRonnieRun
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 05:27:01
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
pentagon
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 05:45:01
There is no gambling like politics.
Milkman
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 06:57:01
My boss is like a baby, screams and wakes me up every half hour.
sexybrain
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 07:09:01
Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached.
little
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 07:36:01
Toxic people cannot fanthom that other people have needs of their own.
Chrischun
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 08:00:01
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Chrischun
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 08:36:01
A bald spot is like a lie, the bigger it gets the harder it is to cover it up.
doodooface
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 10:24:01
I'm lying to make you feel better. See? Sometimes lying is awesome.
doodooface
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 11:12:01
Always remember: you're unique, just like everyone else.
little
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 11:33:02
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
DonaldTrump
commented 10 Months ago, Mon, Sep 11, 2023, 11:54:01
I’m not here to judge, I’m just pointing out all the mistakes you’re making.
DannyBoy
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 12:00:01
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. – George Burns
mrdavis
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 12:24:01
Girl, I can tell he's been lying / And pretending that he's faithful and he loves you / Girl, you don't have to be hiding / Don't you be ashamed to say he hurt you
PatMall
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 12:39:01
When the past comes knocking, don’t answer. It has nothing new to tell you.
Milkman
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 12:54:01
You wanna know who I’m in love with? Read the first word again.
Poppy
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 12:57:01
You could survive a Zombie apocalypse.
sexybrain
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 01:03:02
Why are there news stories like this?
RunRonnieRun
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 01:12:01
There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.
Chrischun
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 01:30:01
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by; and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.
patty
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 02:21:01
Keep your head up, keep your heart strong.
sexybrain
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 02:27:01
I'd let you into the secret in me. / Just because I'm good at fooling you, / When no ones around I'll walk in your shoes. / I'm smiling while lying to you
american
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 02:30:01
Thank you for being you.
thumbsup
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 03:03:01
You always know -- and say -- exactly what I need to hear when I need to hear it.
yahooligan
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 03:15:01
I do not believe that war and military service are the only means to honor America. God grants us all the privilege of having our character and our patriotism tested.
chesirecat
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 03:18:01
Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.
reggie
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 03:24:01
You’re just jealous because the voices only talk to me.
sexybrain
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 03:39:01
You've got an awesome sense of humor!
american
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 03:57:01
Error. No keyboard. Press F1 to continue.
Chrischun
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 04:15:01
Half of the people in the world are below average.
poopface
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 04:54:01
Having a toxic man in your life can affect your physical appearance and how you come across to others.
idiotboy
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 05:00:01
The future is shaped by your dreams, so stop wasting time and go to sleep.
little
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 05:18:01
To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer. – Paul Ehrlich
reggie
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 05:24:01
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
little
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 05:27:01
Those who are busy can’t think clearly and honestly. Those who go slow let the truth come to them and lives in integrity.
idiotboy
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 05:33:01
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
idiotboy
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 05:54:01
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits the all.
Chrischun
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 06:18:02
If someone based an Internet meme on you, it would have impeccable grammar.
peccili
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 06:27:01
Liars are always most disposed to swear
american
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 06:33:01
Those who are busy can’t think clearly and honestly. Those who go slow let the truth come to them and lives in integrity.
american
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 06:39:01
I'm the CEO of MyPillow and I approve this message
DannyBoy
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 07:03:01
I haven’t talked to my wife in three weeks. I didn’t want to interrupt her.
Chrischun
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 07:15:01
How do astronomers organize a party? They planet.
poopface
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 07:27:01
Stop lying to yourself. When we deny our own truth, we deny our own potential.
holly
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 07:42:02
Politics is not a game. It's an earnest business.
MichelleW
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 07:45:01
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
sexybrain
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 07:51:01
All my life I thought air was free, until I bought a bag of chips.
MichelleW
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 08:00:01
Her strength was in the integrity of her actions; she never compromised what she believed she ought to do.
reggie
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 08:18:01
Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, age don't matter.
little
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 08:36:01
Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow
DannyBoy
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 09:48:02
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
crapface
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 09:57:01
It is a fine game to play— the game of politics— and it is well worth waiting for a good hand before really plunging.
MichelleW
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 10:00:01
If you believe in unlimited quality and act in all your business dealings with total integrity, the rest will take care of itself.
idiotboy
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 10:06:01
I put my phone in airplane mode, but it’s not flying.
sexybrain
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 11:00:01
Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.
MichelleW
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 11:15:01
Keep your head held high because the floor isn't very interesting to look at.
crapface
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 11:21:01
Forget the butterflies, I feel the entire zoo in my stomach when I’m with you.
sexybrain
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 11:30:01
A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.
sexybrain
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 11:33:01
If the mind thinks with a believing attitude one can do amazing things.
chesirecat
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 12:03:02
I admire someone who has been through a lot and still keeps their head up.
thumbsup
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 12:09:01
We can test the substance of our own integrity and love when we witness what flows from our hearts when someone disagrees.
RunRonnieRun
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 12:39:01
You're a gift to those around you.
dapper
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 12:42:01
Encourage yourself, speak to yourself, and lift yourself right on up. Encourage yourself that change its here. Encourage yourself to continue to pursue.
crapface
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 12:51:01
You bring out the best in other people.
yahooligan
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 12:54:01
You've got keep your head up, keep fighting, and do the best you can.
thumbsup
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 01:03:01
He who walks with integrity walks securely.
MichelleW
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 03:18:02
If lying is first of all a matter of breaching the trust of a relationship, it follows that the severity of the lie depends on the nature of the relationship and the understanding that forms that trust.
Poppy
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 03:51:01
Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.
mrdavis
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 04:30:02
I’m in desperate need of a 6-month vacation, twice a year.
sexybrain
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 04:33:01
I'm inspired by you.
holly
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 04:36:02
A life of integrity is a life of stability.
DonaldTrump
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 04:48:01
In other news, the sky is blue.
little
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 04:51:01
Children in the back seat cause accidents, accidents in the back seat cause children!
american
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 05:00:02
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep, I am afraud of an army of sheep led by a lion.
little
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 05:57:01
On a scale from 1 to 10, you're an 11.
Chrischun
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 06:33:01
Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.
RunRonnieRun
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 06:36:01
IDK, this doesn't seem right.
RunRonnieRun
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 08:06:01
I may not know karate, but I know crazy and I’m not afraid to use it.
snickerdoo
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 08:24:01
IDK, this doesn't seem right.
patty
commented 10 Months ago, Tue, Sep 12, 2023, 10:57:01
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
chesirecat
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 12:00:01
Lazy people fact #2347827309018287. You were too lazy to read that number.
Chrischun
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 01:30:01
Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time.
MichelleW
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 01:33:01
You help me feel more joy in life.
doodooface
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 01:48:01
I now pronounce you man and wife, you may now change your Facebook status.
RunRonnieRun
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 02:03:01
All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.
sexybrain
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 02:09:01
You're always learning new things and trying to better yourself, which is awesome.
Chrischun
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 02:45:01
Aesthetics of integrity. For every star in the sky someone is holding his ground.
idiotboy
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 03:30:01
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
sexybrain
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 04:21:01
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.
holly
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 04:30:01
You're more helpful than you realize.
reggie
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 05:06:01
Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.
holly
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 05:09:01
If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs.
holly
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 05:18:01
The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
FactCheck
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 06:06:01
When you fall, I will be there to catch you with love. Sincerely, the floor.
chesirecat
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 06:33:01
When you're not sure if you're following the right path, when you've been knocked down a few too many times, it's completely fine to get discouraged, hell even defeated. What's not okay is to stop.
Milkman
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 07:33:01
1/20/25
poopface
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 08:27:01
The whole world can gossip about you, and if you don't take it personally you are immune.
patty
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 10:24:01
Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.
holly
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 10:30:01
There are three kinds of people in this world: those who can count and those who can't.
mrdavis
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 11:30:01
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
holly
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 11:39:01
I eat cake because it’s someone’s birthday somewhere today.
holly
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 01:09:01
Find your purpose and fling your life out to it. Find a way or make one. Try with all your might. Self-made or never made.
RunRonnieRun
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 01:45:01
The only journey is the one within.
thumbsup
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 04:03:01
God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.
FactCheck
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 04:30:02
What did the blanket say when it fell off the bed? ‘Oh sheet!’
patty
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 04:48:01
Toxic people spread destruction and death to those who come in contact with them.
milk4dh
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 04:54:01
If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the up button. – Sam Levenson
american
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 06:03:02
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
DannyBoy
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 06:12:01
Truth and integrity must be so rare these days that it confuses people when they hear it.
doodooface
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 06:54:01
You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle.
pentagon
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 07:15:01
Flexibility makes buildings to be stronger, imagine what it can do to your soul.
doodooface
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 08:12:01
Toxic people spread destruction and death to those who come in contact with them.
reggie
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 09:06:01
As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools.
holly
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 10:06:01
Some lies are just kindness.
chesirecat
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 10:09:02
The only good thing about going bra-less at my age is that it pulls the wrinkles right out of my face.
holly
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 10:15:01
You're a great example to others.
PatMall
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 10:30:02
The patriot volunteer, fighting for our country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
reggie
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 10:36:01
Sometimes you can learn things from the way a person denies something. The choice of lies can be almost as helpful as the truth.
reggie
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 10:48:01
I remember hurting her and her hurting me / I remember losing sleep, she was haunting my dreams / It's alright, chin up kid, it'll all be fine / There's not a wound in this world that won't heal with time
little
commented 10 Months ago, Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 11:30:02
Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, and smile, smile, smile!