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The China Wine Syndrome

Filed under: Alcohol,Business,Controversy,Culture,Economy,International News — Tags: , , — Positronic Dave @ 1:36 am December 13, 2010

In every macrocosm is a microcosm, and the China Wine Syndrome may be a specific example of the many and varied effects to be felt as the most populous country on earth continues to consume a larger and larger share of the world’s commodities.

U.S. Submarines Change their Mission?

Filed under: International News,Military — Tags: , , — Positronic Dave @ 8:57 pm July 8, 2010

I wonder if the world powers, China in particular, were asleep recently. Certainly, none of them have commented on U.S. submarines that are acting in new, strategically different roles than their traditional “nuke platform” roles.

Several Ohio class submarines have been making appearances in areas from the Indian Ocean to the China Sea, and from the Philippines

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