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  1. #1038
    Quote Originally Posted by GoodEnough  [View Original Post]
    It could be, as it's getting ever harder to distinguish between the two. However, the story was not limited to this single venue, and has evidently been on the air as well (can't personally confirm this) so if it's fake, it's getting wide circulation. Of course I come from a country in which the president's advisor claims he's getting spied on my a microwave oven, so my judgment in these matters may be a little off. Maybe GCHQ planted the story?

    GE.
    As one of the commenters on the article noted, none of the 5 officials in the photo appear very Teutonic looking, and I find it hard to believe that 5 members of any German law enforcement agency would be walking round in polo shirts, let alone wearing a lanyard inscribed 'Bureau of' something. So there is certainly little connection between the photo and the article.

    I also find it hard to believe that an arrest on Monday would produce a conviction on Tuesday, which is what the article implies. Thinking about it, though, it might be instructive to former Justice Secretary de Lima that court cases can be handled with that degree of expedition!

  2. #1037
    Quote Originally Posted by SoapySmith  [View Original Post]
    I suspect OM is correct. Germany, like other Western countries, is unlikely to "detain" anybody for life. I can't imagine that a life sentence in Germany can occur without a trial. "Detention" usually implies a pretrial action. The wording here is in a league with the Nigerian widow whose sudden inheritance cannot be secured without your assistance--and identity information.
    It could be, as it's getting ever harder to distinguish between the two. However, the story was not limited to this single venue, and has evidently been on the air as well (can't personally confirm this) so if it's fake, it's getting wide circulation. Of course I come from a country in which the president's advisor claims he's getting spied on my a microwave oven, so my judgment in these matters may be a little off. Maybe GCHQ planted the story?

    GE.

  3. #1036
    Quote Originally Posted by Pompetus  [View Original Post]
    BTW did you recognize the lyrics in the title?
    Pomp,

    From the same folks who brought us, "Break on through / to the other side". Oops, my age is showing.

    OM.

    P.S. Reportedly, Jim Morrison had an IQ of 150? Once walked by his grave site in Paris. He did not appear. So much for high IQ, fame, Ozymandias, power, etc. Ha ha.

  4. #1035

    Cxl my subscription to the resurrection. Send my credentials to the hse of detention

    Quote Originally Posted by SoapySmith  [View Original Post]
    "Detention" usually implies a pretrial action.
    Pretrial detention implies pretrial action. Detention can also follow a conviction. Germany may have a summary procedure for certain situations which does not require a trial. Remember that the hallmark of the American judicial system is an extreme mistrust of government (rooted in the experience of being a colony of England) and thus a trial by a jury of one's peers is the standard of American due process. This may not be the case in other jurisdictions.

    BTW did you recognize the lyrics in the title?

  5. #1034
    Quote Originally Posted by Omega3  [View Original Post]
    GE,

    Don't be taken in by "Fake news"! This "article", among many others, is fiction, and not fact.

    OM.
    I suspect OM is correct. Germany, like other Western countries, is unlikely to "detain" anybody for life. I can't imagine that a life sentence in Germany can occur without a trial. "Detention" usually implies a pretrial action. The wording here is in a league with the Nigerian widow whose sudden inheritance cannot be secured without your assistance--and identity information.

  6. #1033
    Quote Originally Posted by GoodEnough  [View Original Post]
    To change the subject back to the Philippines, and away from conspiracy theories and more toward fact, some might find the following interesting: http://www.dailynewsph.info/2017/01/...tenced-to.html.

    GE.
    GE,

    Don't be taken in by "Fake news"! This "article", among many others, is fiction, and not fact.

    OM.

  7. #1032
    Quote Originally Posted by DCups  [View Original Post]
    The only conspiracies are the ones you babble about: democrats unwillingness to admit and accept defeat. Now you say they are resorting to shrinks to make their case. Fascinating.

    .
    To change the subject back to the Philippines, and away from conspiracy theories and more toward fact, some might find the following interesting: http://www.dailynewsph.info/2017/01/...tenced-to.html.

    GE.

  8. #1031

    Impeachment & Francisco

    A trifecta of recent op-ed articles in Manila Times provides fascinating "behind-the scenes glimpses" (at least, to this old expat) of certain aspects of politics in the Philippines.

    The first article, by Francisco Tatad, entitled "Impeaching the Ombudsman" (and published just the day before the recent impeachment complaint was filed against President Duterte) ostensibly pertains to Conchita Carpio Morales, former Supreme Court Justice and carry-over current Ombudsman originally appointed by NoyNoy in 2011, who, according to the article, seems quite partial to certain Yellow Party members. Here is the link to the article: http://www.manilatimes.net/impeachin...udsman/317279/.

    According to the article, under the precedent of "Francisco v. House of Representatives", once an impeachment is dismissed for lack of sufficiency, a public official can no longer be subjected to any other impeachment complaint for one year. This article suggested that, as a tactical ploy, the Ombudsman, Conchita Carpio Morales, could cause a "defective" impeachment complaint to be filed against her before anyone else does. Then, apparently, under this precedent, once the impeachment complaint is dismissed for insufficiency, Ombudsman Carpio Morales could no longer be subjected to any other impeachment complaint for one year.

    Very interesting, and, in light of the events of the past few days, makes one wonder if this precedent would also apply to impeachment complaints against the President? So, went online and located Francisco v. House of Representatives. For those who might be interested, here is the link: http://www.lawphil.net/judjuris/juri...0261_2003.html.

    Francisco was a 2003 opinion of the Philippines Supreme Court, written by (none other than) J. Carpio Morales. The case reviewed the (current) 1987 Constitution, Article XI Section 3 (5) of which provides, "No impeachment proceedings shall be initiated against the same official more than once within a period of one year".

    Given this, one must think further about the possible ramifications of the impeachment complaint just filed against Du30 by Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano. The complainant, Alejano, was a Philippines marine who, with fellow-mutineer and buddy, Senator Antonio ("Sonny") Trillanes and a few others, reportedly was part of the 2003 "Oakwood mutiny". In this incident, a relatively small group of mostly junior-grade military officers briefly occupied what is now the Ascott Makati tower in Ayala (at least, they were comfortably billeted for their short-lived mutiny) reportedly as a first step in their planned coup to overthrow the government of then-president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Within 18 hours, and without any appreciable popular support, the coup reportedly collapsed.

    Although the impeachment complaint almost certainly was intended to cause domestic and international bad press and problems for President Duterte, could Alejano, possibly aided and abetted by Trillanes, have undertaken an ostensible or intended adverse action which actually could result in helping Du30? In other words, if the impeachment complaint is dismissed by the House of Representatives for insufficiency, then, under Francisco v. HR, would President Duterte effectively be insulated from any further impeachment complaints for a period of one year?

    Interesting possibilities.

    As Sun Tzu observed, "All warfare is based on deception".

    OM.

  9. #1030
    The only conspiracies are the ones you babble about: democrats unwillingness to admit and accept defeat. Now you say they are resorting to shrinks to make their case. Fascinating.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodEnough  [View Original Post]
    n conspiracy theories. The rest of us will continue to express misgivings about the White House sociopath, not that a full Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins would know anything about it: http://bipartisanreport.com/2017/01/27/johns-hopkins-top-psychotherapist-releases-terrifying-diagnosis-of-president-trump/

    GE.
    .

  10. #1029
    Soapy, I don't think that the rumblings about Duterte are anything more than a slight tremor, and I doubt his presidency is in any danger of imminent collapse. For one thing, the 6 billion loan from China is about to become quite visible in the rural heartland, and will be used for extensive small agricultural projects that will benefit farmers directly. So, there will soon be quite visible benefits throughout large stretches of the countryside, and the support of smallholder farmers will remain rock solid. For another, the widely publicized drug killings and busts have virtually disappeared from the headlnes, and all that's occurring now is the usual soap opera of Philippines politics.

    DCups, go back to Breitbart and immerse yourself in conspiracy theories. The rest of us will continue to express misgivings about the White House sociopath, not that a full Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins would know anything about it: http://bipartisanreport.com/2017/01/27/johns-hopkins-top-psychotherapist-releases-terrifying-diagnosis-of-president-trump/

    GE.

  11. #1028
    Quote Originally Posted by GoodEnough  [View Original Post]
    I do agree however, that China's star is on the rise, and its growing influence is not limited to Asia. China's influence is growing rapidly in various parts of Africa and Latin America as well, due to its willingness to provide massive soft loans related largely to the improvement of infrastructure. The US and, for the most part, the European Union have shunned for decades the sort of large infrastructure projects being enthusiastically supported by China and improved infrastructure is exactly what many developing countries require. Conversely, US assistance--aside from military aid--has for years been tied to "internal reforms" meaning mimicry of US democratic institutions. Chinese aid is not and China--in my opinion quite wisely--doesn't seek to meddle in the internal affairs of the countries it assists, avoiding the trap of self-righteous moralizing. With the recent formation of the Asian Infrastructure Bank, founded by China and supported by US European allies, Chinese influence will continue to grow, not only in Asia but in various regions of the world far removed geographically from China. US and indeed most Western bilateral aid focuses, largely with no success, on the softer, reformation of institutions, and produces little to no tangible outcomes that improve the lives of most people in the developing world.
    ...

    GE.
    For a damning critique of US International "assistance", read John Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hitman.

    References to the counter arguments may be found in Wikipedia.

  12. #1027
    Quote Originally Posted by DCups  [View Original Post]
    Blah blah, blah. Have you checked your 401 K recently, GE? Record profits due to consumer confidence in our new president. When will the crybabies stop crying? You voted. You lost. Get over it.
    The consumer confidence has been steadily rising for some time following the financial debacle of 2008. The stock market boomed after the election because the Wall Street boys know that with Mr T in the White House, Obama regulations will be rescinded. They know that the fix is in again. Wait and you will see. The little guy will get hit over the head worse than before. Good bye middle class. It all began with that A-hole Reagan so it's not like Tramp is entirely to blame. But he is much scarier than Reagan was.

  13. #1026
    Quote Originally Posted by DCups  [View Original Post]
    Blah blah, blah. Have you checked your 401 K recently, GE? Record profits due to consumer confidence in our new president. When will the crybabies stop crying? You voted. You lost. Get over it.
    Do you think it may be a little premature to judge the success of a presidency after less than two months? Assuming the rise in value of some U.S. assets is due to consumer confidence in the President, is there some parallel signature piece of public policy legislation you can point to as proof of the President's wise stewardship of the country?

    In order to keep my post consistent with this thread's purpose, I heard from some folks during a recent visit that, despite Duterte's high poll numbers, there are beginning to be rumblings behind the scenes from some high placed previous Duterte supporters who now have serious misgivings about him. Fidel Ramos, in particular, is apparently unhappy with Duterte's crude language outbursts in public and his "apparent" move away from the U.S. Sorry if this is old news to some. Leni Robredo's appeal to the UN is interesting, but you have to wonder if it will simply hasten Bong Marcos' efforts to unseat her as Vice President.

    Likewise the case against Senator de Lima may fall apart due to lack of solid evidence beyond details about her affair with the driver. The administration's next targeted critic may be Senator Trillanes. Fortunately, Philippine democracy is in the capable hands of some very bright folks in the Senate, like Manny Pacquiao and JV Ejercito.

  14. #1025
    Quote Originally Posted by GoodEnough  [View Original Post]
    I am specious while Trump...
    Blah blah, blah. Have you checked your 401 K recently, GE? Record profits due to consumer confidence in our new president. When will the crybabies stop crying? You voted. You lost. Get over it.

  15. #1024
    Quote Originally Posted by Omega3  [View Original Post]
    Might as well get used to it. For better or for worse, China's star is ascending, especially in Asia, and particularly in the Philippines.

    Conversely, America's star is falling rapidly. America is imploding
    OM.
    I strongly disagree with most of your post, as I believe that any attempt to draw parallels between Duterte and Trump is specious. In the case of the US, the primary vulture of self-aggrandizement sits in the White House, while here the situation is the obverse. Further, Duterte and his team appear to be trying to implement actual policies, while Trump's so-called policies are limited to 160 characters stemming from random impulses to what passes for his brain.

    I do agree however, that China's star is on the rise, and its growing influence is not limited to Asia. China's influence is growing rapidly in various parts of Africa and Latin America as well, due to its willingness to provide massive soft loans related largely to the improvement of infrastructure. The US and, for the most part, the European Union have shunned for decades the sort of large infrastructure projects being enthusiastically supported by China and improved infrastructure is exactly what many developing countries require. Conversely, US assistance--aside from military aid--has for years been tied to "internal reforms" meaning mimicry of US democratic institutions. Chinese aid is not and China--in my opinion quite wisely--doesn't seek to meddle in the internal affairs of the countries it assists, avoiding the trap of self-righteous moralizing. With the recent formation of the Asian Infrastructure Bank, founded by China and supported by US European allies, Chinese influence will continue to grow, not only in Asia but in various regions of the world far removed geographically from China. US and indeed most Western bilateral aid focuses, largely with no success, on the softer, reformation of institutions, and produces little to no tangible outcomes that improve the lives of most people in the developing world.

    Chinese infrastructure loans are also conditioned on the willingness of host countries to accept construction and design oversight by Chinese firms, using Chinese products and managed by Chinese engineers, though most of the construction workforce is drawn from local labor pools. Over time, the populations of the countries receiving such assistance will, I imagine, start to associate quality of life improvements resulting from the new infrastructure, with Chinese technology and expertise. US foreign policy is a shortsighted as one of Donald Trump's inane tweets, while the Chinese have a longer-term vision which doesn't depend on whatever news blurb its fearless leader happened to see (or imagine he saw) on Fox News. And to be fair, despite how easy it is to poke fun at America's buffoon-in-chief, China's geopolitical rise and the concomitant US decline did start long prior to the current US administration.

    The large unknown outcome of China's vision is the long-term ability of the recipients of the latter's largesse to repay the huge loans they've been given. That is, will the large infrastructure projects create sufficient economic growth to enable host country governments to meet the repayment schedules. If not, the Chinese (according to the loan agreements) will assume ownership of the assets as well as responsibility for their operations and the repercussions of such actions are largely unknown.

    GE.

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