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Q: Do you often use badger-hair shaving brush? ... like me?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-10/u-s-is-said-to-move-f...

 

Markets:  Badger Hair, Frog Legs Among Niche Products on Trump’s Tariff List

U.S. trade officials have invited you to comment on their latest list of proposed import tariffs covering 6,031 categories of items from China. They may get an earful, as the levies cover a motley array of niche products.

 

Bovine semen is targeted for the 10 percent tax along with dog leashes, bricks, caviar and caviar substitutes, frog legs (fresh, chilled or frozen), vacuum cleaners, more than 40 categories of tobacco products, hair from horses, pigs and humans and something called "vegetable hair.” Hipsters and anyone else coveting the porous, soft-tipped luxury of badger-hair shaving brushes may be among the commenters, as the bristles also made the list published by the U.S. Trade Representative’s office.

 

The items are part of the $200 billion round of import taxes that broadened trade hostilities that began July 6 with a U.S. list targeting $34 billion in trade including flamethrowers, fetal bovine serum and blood.

 

The list even takes on a key seasoning in Chinese food: monosodium glutamate. But it’s not just about flavoring. The tariffs also target some of the most popular stir-fry ingredients from abalone and sea urchins to garlic, bamboo shoots, dried mushrooms, ginseng and water chestnuts.

The due date for filing requests to appear at a public hearing on the duties proposed in the list published Tuesday is July 27, while written comments will be accepted until Aug. 17.

(The USTR office said it “strongly prefers electronic submissions made through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.” The docket number is USTR-2018-0026.)

China vowed to fightback against the Trump administration’s plans to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.

  

Beijing described the latest U.S. move as "totally unacceptable" bullying, and urged other countries to join China to protect free trade and multilateralism. China promised to lodge complaints at the World Trade Organization but didn’t detail what its retaliatory measures would be.

  

"China is shocked at the U.S. action," the Commerce Ministry said in a statement on its website Wednesday. "To protect the core interests of the nation and its people, China’s government is, as in the past, forced to retaliate."

  

The response came hours after the Trump administration released a proposed list of thousands of products on which it plans to impose 10 percent tariffs, ranging from vacuum cleaners and windshield wipers to sterling silver spoons and badger hair. The U.S. omitted some high-profile items like mobile phones.

  

The news sent markets lower as stocks fell, the dollar gained and commodities slid. China’s yuan weakened.

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Ok, I can understand a tariff on Chinese goods if America can produce the same goods and the purpose is to get Americans to buy the American goods, but if America doesn't even produce the goods and people will keep buying them from China anyway, then do the American people pay the tariff? Or is it paid for by the Chinese exporters? 

diverdude1:

Well, I like his new proposal to drop tariffs altogether.  As far as I can tell they just do things in a slighlty tricky way; provide tax funds for govt; falsely protect markets; raise consumer prices.  I say manufacture & sell product based on it's merits.  If a damn Cadillac in China outsells their shitty car, then that's how it is.  Quit putting 50% tax on Caddy just because you can or for sure expect other coutries to put a tariff (tax) on your goods as they enter the country.

Just sell your product on it's merits. Let it sink or swim.  That's the idea behind Free Market / Capitalism anyway. 

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I don't pretend to understand all the reasons behind tariffs, they might be a necessary evil but in theory at least I agree with Dive Dude here. Let the product speak for itself.

 

Regardless of the benefits or downsides of tariffs though, you gotta feel bad for the people getting fucked by this trade war though. It's always the working blokes.

 

While guys in suits wave their dicks at each other and try to score political points farmers in the U.S and the communities that revolve around them, who apparantly had a few shitty years and were looking forward to a good season finally are getting shafted instead. I wonder how many people will lose the farm that has been the family for generations over this?

 

And the factory workers and all the middle men in China who will no doubt get laid off because Americans can't afford to buy the stuff they make anymore... it's a tough break for them too. There goes your hopes for an education for your only child.

 

Then there must be countless retailers and their staff, in both countries, who make  a living importing and selling stuff who are going to get shafted by this tariff war.

 

I can't say if the war was worth starting or not, people seemed to be doing ok before this but whatever, I hope the results are worth it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Both sides will get hurt but NAFTA destroyed the Mexican farmers and nobody said a word while Clinton was running the show. The odd thing about this is China is just going to have to evolve a decade earlier than planned. Everything they make is going to be made in India soon anyway.

 

I stated years ago on previous post that this dance of the devils, US corporations and the CCP that started with Nixon was a bad idea and that we should have put capital investment in our own hemisphere and left these people alone. The show is over, the dance is finished, no music, now some one has to turn out the lights. Investors with big money showed everyone if you were paying attention , Bank of America sold their interest in CCB, Warren Buffet unloaded BYD, GM moved to Singapore, KFC split China into a new separate stock, Macdonald's unloaded majority interests to hedge funds, the big money has been pulling out for a decade. Starbucks will get killed here eventually and be ready to make some money on puts and calls, almost like shooting fish in a barrel.

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The gravy train of America charging no tariffs or very low tariffs while Japan, China, Canada and the EU charge high tariffs on American imports could not last forever as American debt spiralled out of control and we can't continue to keep a huge military all over the world either, anybody that thought this would go on forever is hopelessly naive.

The lawyers politicians from both parties that screwed America with this are just glad a nobody reality TV star is taking the hit and doing what they never had the courage to do themselves because he does not care about donors or a political career, hell of a way to run a country though.

icnif77:

Yes, Trump-a is a businessman and he sees his presidency as such.

There is a big show going on in Bruxelles, NATO head ... Trump-a is blasting everybody at his arrival and especially Krouts 'cause they depend on Russian gas imports ... Popcorn in my hands ...

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yes, they sort of screwed up on getting a pipeline for gas through Syria to Europe to cut the Russian dependence on energy supplies. The Russians sort of put a stop to that rather forcefully because Obama did not care about Europe and stuck Germany with the refugees. I wonder if Germany really knows they even got screwed, most people never followed the money. I just hope technology and innovation make oil and natural gas an antique useless commodity and all these energy dominated power emperors all perish in bankruptcy. The funny part was watching Israel cozy up to Russia, sure you want to control energy costs to Europe and keep Syria from messing with us, yes we can work something out, the EU hates us Jews anyway, Russia you have our blessing, but if you don't control Iran, we will send them all to hell. I guess nobody thought much about Israeli delegations make 4 visits to Russia in the last 3 years, maybe Jews just really love caviar.

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I sure like caviar.  Started eating it back in the 70's. It tastes really good.  Hard to explain, because most people don't like it.  haha,, probably only enjoyed by older people anyway.  Doubt young generation ever ate much caviar anyway.

 

Look, agree with Trump's policies or don't agree. Fine.  But quit denegrating the man's intelligence.  Truth is it only shows that you lack.  A billionaire businessman who is impacting world systems as the President of the United States is anything but dumb.  Criticize the man's agenda if you like, but not his intelligence.

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icnif77:

Agree, however one must look at the possible Chinese re .... Won't be pleasant overall.

Caviar is blast with champaigne or tonne of red wine ...

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when I look at Germany, they really have gotten a gang bang rape of the country and did not even get a kiss.

 

First, we can't get too dependent on Russian energy supplies or they will bleed us dry and blackmail for political concessions, so we must push a pipeline for somewhere in the middle east to Europe.

 

Our 30 percent dependence from Libya is in a danger zone, the Americans need to get rid of Khadafi and his threat to not use the dollar for oil sales.

 

Syria knows we need some savings on energy dependence from russia and they want more money, we need to get rid of assad.

 

Russia destroys the Syria pipeline hope, Obama sits on his hands, Germany has to feed a million refugees, deal with the rapes violence, extra security, more prisons, more housing by forcing people to rent that want, and now social welfare for another million unskilled workers.

 

Germany now gets raped for heat and energy from Russia.

 

Germany has cut the military to pay for all of this and soldiers use broomsticks instead of rifles in training.

 

Trump comes along and threatens their monopoly on luxury cars because they want let luxury American cars in at the same price.

 

Germany will have to bail out more countries to save the EU or lose their bully position in Europe.

 

All of this in less than a decade, greatest fuck job in history. OH NO Merkel what do we do now, let's buddy up, the bully of Europe and the bully of Asia can be friends, yes, bring the widow of the nobel prize here to Germany so we can show how great we are at peace and destitution.

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Germans Actually Want US Troops Out Of Germany, Poll Finds

 

German public poll says "Go ahead, make my day."

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https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/us-pays-2214-nato-budget-germany-1465-13-allies-pay-below-1

 

I would love for America to get out of Germany even if we only get the number down 100 soldiers a year for 2 centuries, we should start the process or it will never be done after Trump is gone.

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http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2004/08/we_have_how_many_troops_in_europe.html

 

56000 soldiers and 15000 airmen plus civilian support personnel not counted.

 

remove a hundered a year for the next 560 years if the establishment want get off their ass and do anything. My preference would be 1000 a year for the next 56 years for soldiers and 500 hundred a year for the airmen, who would complain about that.

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ambivalentmace:

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-united-states-probably-has-more-foreign-military-bases-than-any-other-people-nation-or-empire-in-history/

 

800 military bases outside the US174 base sites in Germany, that is a lot of land for poor peaceful refugees to live on.

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I was watching flick/documentary 'The Coming War on China', 2016, by John Pilger ... with nice map of US military bases around the World ... free d/l over the FrostWire.

21 US military bases in Germany:

https://militarybases.com/overseas/germany/

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I've got mine few weeks ago for 145 TRY (US$30):

 

https://www.fendrihan.com/collections/badger-bristles-shaving-brushes/pr...

 

Vulfix Pure Grey Badger Shaving Brush, Black Handle - Fendrihan - 1

 

Stiggs:

Badger shaving brush tariffs are bad, but just imagine the damage that could be done if they target beaver shaving brushes.

 

It could destroy the porn industry overnight, which in turn could cause major civil unrest, maybe even civil war.

 

 

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icnif77:

 I can sense jealousy coming ... 'cause of me hairy badger ... hairy  

 

Tax on 'bovine  sumting' is bad too ... 

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ambivalentmace:

This reminds me of a black American entertainer they gave a late night show a while back and he was interviewing a movie star, think it was Loni Anderson and she said for the playboy interview and photo shoot her beaver carpet downstairs had to match the top for the photo and they had a guy who dyes beaver hair for a job there.

 

The entertainer said he wanted to submit a resume for that job and he would do it as an intern for free, no compensation of any kind was necessary.

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LOL at ambi ...  men can do some jobs for free ...

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Ok, I can understand a tariff on Chinese goods if America can produce the same goods and the purpose is to get Americans to buy the American goods, but if America doesn't even produce the goods and people will keep buying them from China anyway, then do the American people pay the tariff? Or is it paid for by the Chinese exporters? 

diverdude1:

Well, I like his new proposal to drop tariffs altogether.  As far as I can tell they just do things in a slighlty tricky way; provide tax funds for govt; falsely protect markets; raise consumer prices.  I say manufacture & sell product based on it's merits.  If a damn Cadillac in China outsells their shitty car, then that's how it is.  Quit putting 50% tax on Caddy just because you can or for sure expect other coutries to put a tariff (tax) on your goods as they enter the country.

Just sell your product on it's merits. Let it sink or swim.  That's the idea behind Free Market / Capitalism anyway. 

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I don't pretend to understand all the reasons behind tariffs, they might be a necessary evil but in theory at least I agree with Dive Dude here. Let the product speak for itself.

 

Regardless of the benefits or downsides of tariffs though, you gotta feel bad for the people getting fucked by this trade war though. It's always the working blokes.

 

While guys in suits wave their dicks at each other and try to score political points farmers in the U.S and the communities that revolve around them, who apparantly had a few shitty years and were looking forward to a good season finally are getting shafted instead. I wonder how many people will lose the farm that has been the family for generations over this?

 

And the factory workers and all the middle men in China who will no doubt get laid off because Americans can't afford to buy the stuff they make anymore... it's a tough break for them too. There goes your hopes for an education for your only child.

 

Then there must be countless retailers and their staff, in both countries, who make  a living importing and selling stuff who are going to get shafted by this tariff war.

 

I can't say if the war was worth starting or not, people seemed to be doing ok before this but whatever, I hope the results are worth it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Both sides will get hurt but NAFTA destroyed the Mexican farmers and nobody said a word while Clinton was running the show. The odd thing about this is China is just going to have to evolve a decade earlier than planned. Everything they make is going to be made in India soon anyway.

 

I stated years ago on previous post that this dance of the devils, US corporations and the CCP that started with Nixon was a bad idea and that we should have put capital investment in our own hemisphere and left these people alone. The show is over, the dance is finished, no music, now some one has to turn out the lights. Investors with big money showed everyone if you were paying attention , Bank of America sold their interest in CCB, Warren Buffet unloaded BYD, GM moved to Singapore, KFC split China into a new separate stock, Macdonald's unloaded majority interests to hedge funds, the big money has been pulling out for a decade. Starbucks will get killed here eventually and be ready to make some money on puts and calls, almost like shooting fish in a barrel.

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My brush is 20 years old. Works with any soap. It's possibly the oldest thing I own, apart from my penis.

 

My brush is in better condition.

icnif77:

In better condition than mine? Impossible! 

 

I had very old one German made of horse tail with olive tree handle, but it got stolen as soon as I crossed to Vladistan. Now in Vladistan, you can't buy shaving brushes. It might be prohibited 'cause it's too posh or something ... 

I was soaping&shaving in Russia by hand. After I moved to Istanbul, I purchased first brush which came on my way to Hotel. Synthetic one, which sucks with any soap. It's just too hard to make proper foam.

Now, am posh&hairy badger again and I am looking to buy a spare one. I might get one which comes with travelling tube and it will be definitely Silver-tip badger, i.e top line.

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Market reacts to 'no more badger hair and bovine semen from China ...'

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Stocks Dip As Mnuchin Admits Trade Talks With China Have Broken Down

Confirming the same headline from yesterday, Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin warned today that "many of our trade talks with China have broken down."

 

ambivalentmace:

The shorts have finally got "nirvana", its a good life sometimes.

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Let me make a little pocket money before you let the whole world in on this.

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Options are risky and the money is all mine.

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