I keep hearing people say "If ebay only gets ten percent of the population of China to register" Like this was something easy to do.
I have some sad news to break to you. Ebay has between 17 and 19 million registered US users (Depending on who you listen to)
The population of the US is 296,054,977
If Ebay hasn't signed up 10% in their native land how do you expect them to do it in China?
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
"The Americans will always do the right thing... after they've exhausted all the alternatives."
"This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read."
"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."
"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
Americans in general has very foggy ideas about meaning of words communism and socialism. I found out that not more than 5% of people who I asked know that NAZI is not just a bad word but abbriviation of National Socialist Party. They never realized that Hitler was a socialist. They never knew that Communism never existed on earth in any country (and never will)and that name pertains just for dictatorship who control political and economical sides of life, as oppose to just political dictatorships South America type. They do not know that the former USSR and Russia two different things. They attack Russia for the crimes of Soviet regime, but the most crimes were commited by Stalin, who was Georgian and not Russian. So it would have much more sense to blame Georgia for the crimes of Soviet regime. And it goes on and on. The ignorance of people quite astonishable.
In China now they have political dictatorship but economical freedom, which is not nesseceraly bad, what proofed by their unprecedented economical advances and improving standard of living. On the other hand the economical conditions and standard of leaving in the Western World in the best case is stalled or even goes backwards. The reason is that Socialist antibusiness activity by the governing bodies and subversive organisations growing in the West pretty fast. You can see on these boards how many activists openly hate any business, especially those who are doing well.
China is not now and never has been a communist country any more than Russia was. Read Das Kapital (if it doesn't put you to sleep).
Pure Communism is a pie in the sky idea that is completely unworkable.
To Quote Winston Churchill, "Communism is the perfect form of governmant which will work fine as soon as God creates some perfect people".
thats ok...i was trying to remember what i had and franklyn templeton comes to mind and there is another...i keep getting voting papers for a bunch of companys....and a bill for managing the fund...i will have to find it....