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婆婆八十多歲人第一次去維園。 孫子要上班,幸好有Esther作孝順孫新抱!
Grandma had never been to the Victoria Park before. All thanks to Esther as I was still at work.

Logan is the best Wolverine movie by far. It is an R-rated movie, but it also has a strong emphasis on family and social values, delivered through scenes that can bring an audience to tears. Given what is happening in the United States right now, suddenly it does not sound all that ridiculous that the mutant children in the movie were trying to escape from America to Canada. The demise of the intellectual class, exemplified by the suffering of Charles Xavier, just make it all the more sad.


在網上見到有不少本土言論對特朗普的作風大表認同,認為是對左翼人仕的打擊。 我覺得這是十分奇怪的看法 。

Pay for the Wall with Tariff

The rumor is that Trump is going to slap a steep tariff on Mexican imports to pay for the border wall. This by itself is not surprising, as it is the only option that could be realistically claimed as making Mexico pay up.

The thing is, it doesn’t make any economic sense.

As anyone with common sense can predict, sellers of Mexican products will certainly shift a significant portion of the tariff to American consumers. Any decent ECON 101 would have taught the logic behind tax burden, and unless Mexico have no alternative use of their productivity, Americans consumers will have to pay a lot.

Some might say buying American would solve the problem. Or does it? Suppose every Americans decide to become true patriots and stop buying Mexican products—most likely out of patriotism to their wallets—such that import from Mexico drops to zero. Guess what? The tariff revenue will be zero. So ironically, the more patriotic Americans are, the more they will be paying for the wall.

This type of nonsense is what makes Trump so dangerous. He doesn’t care about the practicality of his orders and the whole country has no choice but to go along with him.