Moolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1325 times:
It was a Fulham football supporter. He apparently last season wanted to buy the football club and fulham gave him problems so he went to Liverpool and is now looking to buy them. Weird then people are starving in a country and even if people arn't when the PM wants to buy a football club. Only a hundred million pound + would be needed. So that guy was agro that his side then coulndt buy a decent team and win everything.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14817 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1304 times:
What the f*ck are you talking about? Taiwan is one of the most successfull industrial countries.
In my opinion ALL the western countries are guilty of cowardice because the Taiwanese have proven during the last 20 years that they are able to run a democratic form of government. Still they don´t get recognised as an independent country because everybody is chicken because the government of the Peoples Republic of China might kick him out of the market.
BN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5638 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1231 times:
Just because a nation can produce a lot of goods and have a high export rate, does not mean that the citizens have food on their plates. This nation is still pretty well below the poverty line.
Wrong there on a all levels BIGPHIL...when I lived in Taiwan (1970s it was never bad as the philippines! No street beggars, people barely getting by..but never as bad as you make it out to be (that was 1950s-mid 60's Taiwan. Today, Taiwan has the 2nd largest cash reserves on hand of any nation in the world. Taipei 101 is now the tallest building in the world. The largest shipping group on the planet Evergreen Shipping (owners of EVA Air) are based in Taiwan. I have seen Taipei go from a modest capital to a near Singapore/Hong Kong in the span of just 20 years! Every modern convienience available in the US today. literacy incredibly high. There's far more poverty in the USA than Taiwan today my friend!
"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson