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China Is Becoming Quite Blatant That It Has BIG Plans For Sri Lanka!


by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. See YouTube video below.

YouTube video. (Safe)

A Sri Lankan friend, living in Canada, send me this YouTube.


For those of you who may not be familiar, ‘Sinhala‘, the language of the majority Sinhalese, is the predominant language of Sri Lanka.


China already through various deals & LEASES owns a fair chunk of coastal Sri Lanka — including one strategic port.

Various administrations, over the last two decades, have out of desperation or for personal gain, given China more & more access & sway over the country. China is happy to lend Sri Lanka lost of money (with backhanders in tow) as long as the loans are backed up by access to land & water.

It is no secret that China doesn’t have enough fertile land to support it population. They are buying & leasing land all over the world.

Sri Lanka has the advantage of being rather close & with great ports.

Some discerning Sri Lankans are understandably concerned. Sri Lanka has only been independent since 1948. Will it still be truly independent in 2048?

What IF Garmin Supposed Ransomware Attack Is A DISGUISED Hack From China (Or Google)?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & skim. From ‘Google News’.


Click image to access my post from 4-days ago.


I was at least 4-hours AHEAD of the pack. As soon as I heard that Garmin had been down for a ‘few’ hours I suspected a HACK. It was much, much later that others cottoned onto this & the rumors of the ransomware surfaced.

I am, however, still NOT convinced.

Being the professional cynic that I am (& a pioneering hacker from the early the 1970s) I have doubts.

What if the supposed ransomware is BUT a ruse to cover up a MASSIVE hack. Yes, the files & data has been encrypted per ransomware, BUT what if they sucked up all the data beforehand.

I am convinced, rightly or wrongly, that we are headed for a major cyber war with China. I think China is trying out their technology & tactics all over the place, Australia in particular. I have a theory that this could be China trying it out on a medium size US company — though I think many of the Garmin servers are in Europe.

Then again, it might be Google! Remember they are in the process of buying up FitBit. Plus, they are HUNGRY for fitness/health data. By hacking Garmin they get access to millions of active users!

Think about it.

P.S., I am a Garmin shareholder, & yes, I sold some of my GRMN shares today, on the news. SMILE.


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What Am I Thinking: Are The Cyber Attacks In Australia, A Dress Rehearsal By China, For The U.S. Pre-Election?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & study. From ‘Google News’. Google as I have shown …


Not sure how many of you have been following this, i.e., MASSIVE cyber attacks in Australia that the Australian GOVERNMENT believes is from China, STATE-SPONSORED at that.

OK?

Scary?

I thought last week’s Twitter hack was related. It still could prove to be so. They are clever enough to provide some convenient red herrings to throw us off course.

So, what I am THINKING.

Is this just a DRESS REHEARSAL?

Real target is the U.S., pre-election.

Biden, just yesterday, said that he has had security briefings that intimate that China & Russia plan to interfere with the election. See below.

This worries I.

I think the Chinese have had it up to their eye-teeth with the US.

They have the resources. This could get UGLY with all of us as helpless pawns.

Have YOU thought about this?

Should you?


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Did YOU Know That ‘Winnie The Pooh’ Is Banned In China?

by Anura Guruge


Click to access BBC coverage. Google for more if you wish.


I happened to hear this on the radio the other day, & didn’t believe it. Made a note to Google it. WOW. It is true.

So, FUNNY too. Jeez. Two things. Did not realize that Xi Jinping was that VAIN & he has lost a lot of weight over the last couple of years.

How Trump must wish he could wield this kind of power over the media. Oh, WOW.

Amazing.

I have Chinese friends. I like China. But, recently I keep on stumbling upon things about China that does NOT impress I much.

What do YOU think?


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Sri Lanka’s Draconian COVID-19 Lockdown & Curfew — Justifiable Or Overkill?

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. Headline from today — PLUS two of MY posts re. Sri Lanka & China. Just search for them on the block. Shouldn’t be hard to find.


Yes, of course, absolutely bloody brilliant. WOW. Who would have thought.

Just 7 deaths — though, of course, even ONE death is too much.

They, especially the government & health professionals deserve much kudos & applause for this superhuman achievement.

Left the developed countries in the dust by quite a FEW orders of magnitude.

Yes, the numbers may not be fully accurate. But, I doubt whether, worst case, it is off by much more than say 1/100th. So, maybe 64,900 cases & 700 deaths. That is still absurdly low.


Until last night, when a cousin living in Sri Lanka, who happens to be a doctor, told me the details, I was NOT aware of the draconian lockdown & curfew.

They shut down all ‘ports’ — inbound & outbound. Not just passengers, goods as well.

It has been FORTRESS SRI LANKA for over a month.

They sure managed to keep the virus in check. BRAVO.


But, but, but … was it worth it?

At WHAT a huge cost?

I am sure that they will study this at Harvard, in years to come, as a Case Study. Was it the right thing to do?

Yes, when they started the lockdown, they, obviously, did not know what the infection & death rates were going to be.


But, the unintended consequences! WOW.

It, of course, has decimated the economy and the economy was already in BAD SHAPE following the tourist slump post the Easter 2019 ‘incident’.

People will DIE because of poverty!

This is sad. This is BAD.

Yes, of course, this being Sri Lanka there is dirty politics involved!

And China.

China will gain even more control.

All in all, I do not think this is good.

But, I am NOT an expert and I have no skin in the game.


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by Anura Guruge

Rabid Sri Lankan Buddhists Trying Blame Coronavirus COVID-19 On The SINS Of Bullfighting!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE
and read here.


I have been waiting for the ‘Loony Bin’ BLAME GAME to start. No, no, NOT just Trump. He can’t help it.

I had NOT seen this one coming. Sins of bullfighting?

But, it started it China and they don’t have bullfighting.

I also LOVE the whole ‘Kharmic‘ thing.

So, how does that kick in? Who administers it.

Oh, YES, the Buddhists are blaming the Muslims. Again, no Muslims (or not many) in China.

Loony Bin.

And yes, quite a few of my ‘relatives’ subscribe to such stuff. I am so lucky that I was adopted. SMILE.


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As I Have Repeatedly Said This Tariff ‘War’ With China Was BOGUS From Start — Just A Donald Trump ‘Wet’ Farce.

by Anura Guruge


All I can say is:

QED —
Yet again (maybe for the 3rd time).

{look it up. It will do you good.}

Just type ‘tariffs’ into this blog’s search ‘trench’.


Today’s BIG headline — from CNBC.
Google for more. Plenty of coverage.


I have from the start CLAIMED very publicly, on this blog that these are empty threats.

Push comes to shove, Donald Trump will back down. He has done so consistently.

It is embarrassing. It is a farce. When will people come to see it — like I do. Do not get excited. It will never happen. SMILE.


Click to access my post.


Click to access my post from just 2-days ago.


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U.S. Currently Has A GLUT Of Bacon, Most In 48-Years, Can YOU Folks Up Your GLUTTONY For Bacon. #MAGA With Bacon.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access ‘Bloomberg’ original.



It actually has to do with the ongoing trade war with China and the silly tariffs. The U.S. produced more bacon thinking the Chinese will buy it, BUT they, because of the tariffs, are boycotting the bacon.

Not right. You have to step up and eat MORE bacon. For many of you that should not be a hardship.

I eat a LOT of pig. I eat ham or sausage every day, with nary an exception. I also eat a LOT — and I mean a LOT — of pork. I estimate that I eat at least TWO (2) fully-grown 400-pound porkers a month! Yes, I am a pig eating machine.

But, I am not partial to bacon. Too fatty for my lean tastes. Oh, I eat bacon, but not often and sparingly. Nothing like how I scoff down SLABS of ham, long chains of sausages and oodles of pork.

So, I am relying on YOU to help me.

Eat more bacon for #MAGA.

Do it for Trump. Thank YOU.


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Watch Mighty Parade & Celebrations For China’s 70th Anniversary ‘National Day’ — Oct. 1, 2019.

by Anura Guruge



3-minute highlights.


3-hour HD version
from Chinese TV.


October 1, 2019 marked the 70th anniversary of ‘modern’ China — i.e., 70-years since Communist Rule.

They marked it with a huge parade. Some claim the largest military parade — at least in recent times.

I am fortunate enough to watch British news — typically Sky News on my Roku — many nights a week. Last two nights British news has started off showing parts of this parade before cutting off to talk about the protests in Hong Kong. I did not see the parade covered at all on CNN and MSNBC news. So, I wanted to make sure YOU at least heard about it.

Definitely worth watching. Lots of high-tech military innovations.

You can thank me later.


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As With Tariffs, I AGAIN Nailed, 100%, Donald Trump’s EMPTY Chinese Delisting Threat.

by Anura Guruge


All I can say is:

QED.

{look it up. It will do you good.}


From “Barron’s”. Click if you want to access original. Google for plenty more.


Click to access my post from just 2-days ago.


Click the PIG to access the original ‘Reuters’ coverage.


It is TOO, too easy. He is just an obese cry-baby. That folks believe his tripe and even worse that it affects the stock market just confounds I. How can people be so …. there, alas, is but one word, viz., ‘stupid’.

He has yet to full me once.

Yes, I knew he would become president. Told people that in February 2016. I wasn’t fooled by the polls either, and I am not fooled by them now.

I can read him like a cartoon.

But, I also know that he will WIN a second-term.

He will not be impeached.

Yes, I know all of this. It is not easy being I.

But, I also know how to use all of this to help me with my investing. SMILE. So, there are compensations. SMILE.


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by Anura Guruge