The Chinese Candidate 2019 Debate round 1 day 2

I like how the Spanish speakers are identified by host by speaking to them in Spanish. Someday, maybe we’ll have hosts who speak Chinese to Chinese candidates huh?

There is a recent, but perhaps late, movement to dedemonize Chinese people(such as MIT president pointing out a toxic environment for Chinese descendants). But candidate Yang is not a candidate who stand on a stage and talk about his suffering people. Black candidates and Hispanic candidates can stand there and question racist policies and oppose standing administration policy and orders against illegal immigration. The Chinese candidate should stand up against this injustice. It should be easy to say “I’m Chinese descendent, I think Trump is wrong to create intolerance and hatred for everything Chinese in America. Trump institutionalize racism against everything Chinese in the name of economic growth. Chinese Americans are great and my dad and myself are immigrants and living the American dream! My ancestors couldn’t come to America due to Chinese Exclusion act, and we’re practically headed there with Mexico!” This is a very real and tangible problem and is a microcosm of how Trump fight immigration and poor. Easy target to have missed. IMHO

I wonder if the express “Chinese maleficence” is too large an expression and too vague in sentiment. Clearly the next speaker(Buttigieg) had to pound that one down lest the public thinks Democrats were weak on anything Chinese. Let’s pound on Chinese human rights problems: they are using AI to enhance authoritarian regime.

Alas, perhaps survive one day to fight another day, hopefully.

Man, I live in the wrong state how I feel about immigration. I do think immigrants can be turned away, via deportation, if they did not prearrange entrance to the country and could not gain asylum for legitimate reasons once they are here. I feel so opposed to completely open boarder. We can make poverty an admissible reason for asylum but there should be procedure to moderate immigration. The boarder needs to be secured! The simple matter is that America cannot admit every single poor Mexican. We just can’t. What if climate change reestablished the ice bridge. Would any person in America oppose limiting Russian and Chinese immigrants walking through Canada to America? Jesus! Let’s please be truly honest about our xenophobia and the limits of our economical society and moderate immigration directly! (And that is to say I am fantasizing about a society with economy that can sustain unlimited immigration, but we don’t have it for sure) I’ll pay for every citizen to get healthcare, but I’m not willing to pay for any random unrestricted person to come and take that money.

Yay for “universal pre-K”

Yay for “universal single-payer healthcare”

Yay for “best country for children to grow up in.”

I wonder what will be the effect of linearly lowering microphone volume after time expires. But a test of ability to be heard in a crowd, which really is an important feature of a president, may be part of this.

“We must love our children more than our guns”

Huh “the problem is gun manufacturers did not put biometric locks into guns.” ???

Yay “rebuilding trust in UN”

Yay “EU and Latin America”

Yay, “NATO” this needs more explanation by each candidate IMHO.

Hah “first state to legalize marijuana”

WOW, “Not left, not right, but forward” that’s a good direction. But sorry can’t resist: “do you mean in the same direction the Chinese anthem sings about?” This is so sad how a good idea can get completely buried in our country’s hatred for anything and everything Chinese. It’s okay. Kamala is only third Black woman the presidential debate stage. Chinese candidate may make it some day…

Yay for solving, “3-am agenda to solve 3-am problems”, typing this at 2:30 only.

Yay for an URL in closing statement. Did anybody notice Kamal’s eyes white part is kinda blue?

Did I hear “yes we can?”

Did anybody notice the former HUD secretary Castro is running for president? That’s like the job of the show Designated Survivor’s president before he survived into presidency–in the show.

Shouldn’t illegal immigration be criminal? I don’t see a nonprofit or a farmer sitting on the boarder bringing civil suit against an illegal immigrant. The main reason being the punishment for the offense including jail and deportation is a very severe punishment that it merit criminal procedures. And seriously, there are infractions and misdemeanor class of crime that can be resolved with less serious punishment. But the federal government should secure the borders and the states can too secure its borders.

  • I wonder if the administration will be open to asking Chinese government to regularly buy a certain minimum proportion of new US debts at a premium in lieu of fixing the trade deficit. Admittedly this seems like a very weak position for America. But it is a direct bribe to the American federal government to give it money to spend–even when the American businesses have trouble competing in the world markets. The premium would be a lower interest rate that USA pays to Chinese government when it buys American bonds. The trick is that this act directly punished the Chinese government, which, I hope, is the root cause of any American hatred for everything Chinese. It directly incentivized Chinese government to take action to fix trade and intellectual theft. Because the coupon rate is low, they can never dump it, so it is essentially a fine on Chinese government. The little guys buying and selling sees no change.
  • Why would Chinese government take this offer? Well, this is better than having US dollars and not being able to spend it. Also, China needs US to keep up its economy to continue buying its goods, so it should in theory be willing to pay for it.

    Plus it looks good. US wins. China gets to export with no tariff. Done!

    Designated Survivor s3e7

    Agent Wells is gone. Since I just watched NCIS season 3, I wonder if this show is taking a play out of that very long running show–kill of important beautiful female characters in unexpectedly sudden and violet deaths. I’m still somewhat recovering from the horrific death of agent Todd…, and the horrific death of the Survivors First Lady in a fiery car accident, and now Wells goes down in a fog of nerve agent…. wow, what they’d do for ratings and longevity.

    Anyways, FAMX 1.25X.

    I can’t help but wonder, now back in “the reality” world, if all this Twitter+Tariff diplomacy are red hearings for some legal/political/international shuffling to get in front of CRISPR and AI? Mark my blog, when the dust settles, there will be some new solid laws/checks-and-balances to restrict those.

    E7 1.35X

    E8 1.3X

    These tv shows are such caricatures. Moss had a base that would vote for him even if he paid for genocidal eugenic research, and then planned to carry out the sterilization of non-Zenitel people. I mean… is that what we think of America?… ouch.

    White people should not be demonized for trying to keep their way of life. If they fear, it is only human. This type and polar caricature is very divisive and counterproductive IMHO. It provokes hate for white people.

    Demonizing white people is so easy. I mean, look at my experience with a lot of kids classes. If I ask my child to work harder, I get glares and disapproving looks from white parents. The teachers will intentionally say extra words of “it’s okay, that’s great. Whatever you are and whatever you do, that’s great to me the teacher” to my child, somehow to undo a wrong I, am Asian parent, and I this particular parent, have done to her. The race based differential treatment is cultural. When everyone and every class does that, my efforts to raise my child into a happy successful person that I’m sure all parents want for their child. Sure, my experience may be unique since my neighboring city of Palo Alto had student suicide cluster numbering into teens per year for several years. But what was a really nice thing these white parents are trying to do–save my child from suicide–comes out as “we hate Asian parents, they are shitiest shits anyone ever laid their eyes on and should never ever be allowed to express any desire or give guidance to their children.” Really, that’s literally what I felt for many years. Even today, Asian parents would come to me and say “oh, I just want the most menial job for my children, as long as they can stay afloat, that’s great!” That’s one Asian parent with battered and destroyed soul. I can’t know what condition my child-rearing soul is in, but I venture that it isn’t that far from her’s today.

    And it’s all because of white people’s cultural attack on us.

    Don’t believe me? Look at what Harvard does in its admission process. Asians just does have that mojolicious vibe that other races have. White people who has power will want to keep it, just like Moss’s Republican Party in DS.

    But of course, all this can also be viewed as: there are just more talented parents than myself. There are still a lot really successful minorities here. Demonizing white Americans in the mind is easy, undemonizing them is a different story.

    E9 2X

    E10 1.875X

    So many spy shows on TV, hacks, Virus and trojan, that snooping on phone seems like normal play in politics. But it turns out that there are laws protecting presidential candidates from domestic espionage… Their ability to keep secret/private some information seems an important component of our democracy. So strong these laws are that they can cause impeachment of president, Nixon for example. (Incidentally, it seems human reproductive success/rate/pattern is considered vital to a functioning democracy by this show. This is refreshing, but it kind of exposes the likes of AAPL, GOOG, FB, SNAP, MTCH, eHarmony, etc., for anti-American activity in arranging socialization and eventual reproductions…) I wonder if we can find a foundation for privacy preservation on its function as part of our democratic process. This has the advantage of having existing precedence and also not requiring consensus as to the privacy human right.

    Season 4: Impeachment. Great.

    Restart iWatch 4, iPhone XS

    I’ve had to do so recently due to some kind of transition error that gets the device stuck in between apps. On the iWatch, it’s just both button down for a long time. On the iPhone XS, it was stuck on the screen that you would use to navigate to different apps. I can’t leave this screen. Unlocking the screen shows me a deck of apps presently open but I cannot select any.

    At first I rejoiced at being able to turn flash light on from right upper corner. However that would have taken a while for battery to run out. The sequence (volume up, volume down, hold power) doesn’t work, as it triggers Siri. So… the trick here is to try it on all the screen you can reach, including locking the phone and then trying to reboot from lock screen. On one of those screens, the above sequence worked, and I’m blogging about the experience now. This is circa mid 2019, iOS 12.1.4(16D57).

    Good luck!