back to article Hong Kong's Hutchison Group, which runs mobile carrier ‘3’, protests as USA puts it on new China ban list

The CK Hutchison Group, the Hong-Kong-based conglomerate that operates the “3” mobile brand and maintains plenty of other telecoms investments, wants to clear its name after it appeared on a new list of companies the USA designates as military end users to which US companies cannot export. US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross his …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Dear World. I'm sorry.

    I didn't vote for him, I didn't want him as leader, but he landed there anyway. He's been an embarrassment to humanity & I can't say sorry enough to truely show the depths of my anguish at his temper tantrum throwing, toys from the pram flinging, head up his arse, insane tweet spewing, blight upon the world has been.

    Please accept my apologies & try to take comfort that we'll be ejecting his slimey kiester out the moment it's no longer his chair to occupy.

    Signed, a bunch of disgruntled Yanks.

    1. Timmy B

      Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

      @AC - Why are you Yanks sorry about Boris.... Oh hang on I see....

      1. martinusher Silver badge

        Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

        Young Boris is just a Trump wannabe. So the good news is that Trump is on his way out - kicking and screaming like a recalcitrant 2 year old, maybe, but definitely on the way out. The bad news, though, is that there's plenty more where he came from. Sanctions and entity lists also have a life of their own because they're "good 'eatin" for the people charged with developing and administering them. So don't expect miracles from Biden and Co -- they might be relatively competent (OK, 'extremely competent' comapred to the people they're replacing) but the Trump administration has left the Federal government in chaos, with loyalists embedded all over the place, so betwen that and a Repuiblican party that's committed to destroying anything that doesn't give it raw power its going to be difficult just keeping the lights on.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

          Didn't Kamala Harris say she could never work with Biden because of the way he treated women? And wasn't he accused of all sorts of dodgy behaviour towards women, both in general and especially those working for him?

          And who comprises his entire press staff and many other cabinet posts?

          It couldn't possibly be the same women who swore never to work with him because he was nothing but a dirty old man, could it?

          martinusher, you have an interesting use for the word "competent".

          1. low_resolution_foxxes Silver badge

            Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

            Biden is an odd choice. I think he's likeable enough, but the irony for this year is that Biden is an old man who has been in politics a long, long time. His voting record clearly shows he voted against de-segregating schools back in the 70s, something Kamala attacked him on constantly during the leadership debates.

            1. Anonymous Coward
              Anonymous Coward

              Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

              I think he's a place holder for Harris, and I also think that has been the plan from day one.

              It's clear that voting for a person who is AND black AND a woman is apparently a bridge too far for the American public, so Biden - who is (a) actually competent but (b) indeed quite old - opens the door and will probably retire under the stress one year in because he DOES care, unlike the soon departing sociopath, leaving Harris to do the cleanup.

              I thus hope that the Democrats win Georgia, otherwise the bigger rot in the system called Mitch McConnell gets to prolong the pain many more years. The US could have been so much more if it had not been for decades of the likes of Mitch McConnell.

        2. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

          Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

          Boris Johnson is a patriot, loyal to the country of his birth. Which is the United States of America. He's as British as Sandra Birgitte Toksvig.

        3. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

          Boris is a little different to Trump... They are both narcissists, but Boris wants to be a "Great Statesman" like Churchill, whereas Trump is just in it for the personal glory.

          The subtle but important difference is that Boris wants to do the "Historic Right Thing", even if he isn't at all suited to the job. Trump doesn't even seem to care as long as people cheer for him...

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: we'll be ejecting his slimey kiester out

      Yeah, about that.

      All the adults left the room years ago. When Guiliani is the voice of reason you know you're fucked. Who's gonna actually go in there, pick him up, and carry him out?

      I think we may all be in for a nasty realisation mid January. You're claiming "your democracy has held" but he's not out the door yet.

      1. nematoad Silver badge
        Happy

        Re: we'll be ejecting his slimey kiester out

        "Who's gonna actually go in there, pick him up, and carry him out?"

        My choice would be the US Marine Corps.

        1. Boris the Cockroach Silver badge

          Re: we'll be ejecting his slimey kiester out

          I think that the secret service will carry him out of the white house at 12.01 just after Biden starts his term, as trump will have returned to being a private citizen and therefore not authorised to be on US government property

          Of course he can kick and scream like a 3 yr old.... but once Biden is sworn in, the US military aint gonna listen to trump.

          I think in 4 yrs time , its going to be amazing how many republicans will being saying "trump? I never supported him"

          1. VicMortimer

            Re: we'll be ejecting his slimey kiester out

            He left DC for the holidays yesterday. I suspect there's a good chance he'll never go back.

          2. JohnMurray

            Re: we'll be ejecting his slimey kiester out

            4 years?

            4 days!

        2. mark4155

          Re: we'll be ejecting his slimey kiester out

          Hope they count the silverware and towels before his eviction.

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: we'll be ejecting his slimey kiester out

            Nah, that needed to be sterilised otherwise anyway.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

      Please apologize in late January when the Harris/Biden team make no difference.

      1. Potemkine! Silver badge

        Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

        I doubt somebody can go as low as Trumpy the Klown!

        Ok, I also thought that for GW Bush, and Republicans succeeded to find somebody dumber... So I expect them to prove me wrong in 2024.

        1. Inventor of the Marmite Laser

          Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

          Just when you think you have made something idiot proof, the world shrugs its shoulders and sends along a better idiot

      2. nematoad Silver badge

        Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

        You are going to give Biden and Harris 10 days to sort out the mess that Trump has caused over four years?

        How generous.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

          "You are going to give Biden and Harris 10 days to sort out the mess"

          Nope.

          Just 10 days to confirm that they are repealing left, right and centre all of Trump's policies they were against. Just 10 days to confirm all the plans they promised their voters. We can pick this up next February.

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

            Incoming leaders tend to continue on with the previous policies for a short while, because it's just very difficult to get your feet under the table and rebuild government at the same time.

            This is especially the case after the administration has been eviscerated and then stuffed with Trumps cronies (please not, I am not suggesting that the US federal administration is a turkey, even though my language may suggest otherwise!)

            It's probably going to take six months just to get all of the Trump appointed members of the civil service out of their posts to allow the administration to function with impartiality as it should.

            Of course, I would hope that Joe would stop the building of the wall and protect the Affordable Care Act, and also do what he can to mandate the wearing of masks across the country.

            1. Getmo

              Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

              Obama stated that when he took office, Bush & his team were very cordial with training & preparing them during the transition. So, it was only fair that Obama did the same for Trump's team.

              Something tells me that even though Trump's White House staff have already initiated the transition to Biden's team, Trump himself will not be on board. Wouldn't be surprised if he throws a tantrum and hides all the presidential pens, or unplugs all the phones on his desk.

              1. Michael B.

                Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

                I'm guessing this is why Biden has picked a lot of people who have worked in those departments before.

              2. JohnMurray

                Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

                .......and does a number-2 on that desk....

            2. LybsterRoy Bronze badge

              Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

              I wonder how long it will be before they re-instate CRT training for government employees?

              1. Anonymous Coward
                Anonymous Coward

                Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

                I'm pretty sure they replaced all the CRTs in the White House with LCDs years ago.

                1. needmorehare
                  Joke

                  Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

                  I think he meant HRT. It all started with claims of small hands after all...

          2. General Purpose Bronze badge

            Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

            That was Trump's approcah: destoy everything Obama had done. Democracy needs leaders who are better than that, leaders who recognise that

            - the country's divided

            - they owe their win partly (in Trump's case, very greatly) to the vagaries of the electoral system

            - those on the other side are not (generally speaking) unpatriotic, subversive and treasonous.

            Trump thought he'd been elected dictator, entitled to do as he wished and to get rid of anyone that didn't play ball (including his own advisors and appointees). Even with so much damage to repair, the US needs Biden to be less hasty, less capricious and less autocratic.

        2. Ken Hagan Gold badge

          Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

          Why not? 10 days is a perfectly reasonable interval for Covid decontamination.

          Oh ... you mean policies.

      3. Spanners Silver badge

        Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

        I don't expect them to make an immediate difference but I hope they can level things out. It generally takes longer to rebuild something than it takes to break it.

        Donald Trump has had 4 years to do a tremendous amount of damage. This will not be fixable by a week after he is replaced by an adult. Biden will have to do everything from fund things to remove oxygen thieves from power in government agencies. The world will watch to see how your allies are treated and how the worlds troublemakers are faced.

        Good luck!

      4. Timmy B

        Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

        "Please apologize in late January when the Harris/Biden team make no difference."

        My guinea pig could make a difference and he spends most of the day eating his own poop.

    4. Celeste Reinard

      Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

      YOU don't need to apologize - regarding the sorry, very sorry state you are in. ... One doesn't need to hit rock bottom before recovery, but Lord, you had even thrown the furniture afterwards to land upon you to prevent any bouncing back. ... Good luck from the rest of the planet, and a happy New Year.

      Planet Earth

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      1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

        Re: Dear World. I'm sorry...speak for youself..

        You just fell into your own trap. You accuse the Dems of thinking only they have the "right to rule", but by inference, you think only the Reps have the "right to rule"

        Having said that, you were spot on with the below comment:

        "Trump was created by the Democratic Party. All they had to do was nominate someone who was n't a sleazy vicious corrupt piece of utter garbage but they could not even do that. Anyone but Hillary, anyone, and there would have no President Trump."

        Neither party seem capable of choosing true Presidential material at the moment. If Biden had gone up against anyone other then Trump, I doubt he'd have won. A fucking cabbage could have won against Trump, despite his die-hard supporters and the "I always vote republican, even if they put a monkey up" voters. (We have them here too, on both sides of the fence - our difference is that we have more than two parties so "protest" voters have somewhere to go, even if it's effectively meaningless)

      2. Adelio Silver badge

        Re: Dear World. I'm sorry...speak for youself..

        As an outside let me just tell you that in the UK aside from BOJO the clown (Borris Johnson) everyone thought Donald Trump was a joke. A less presidential person to run the united states would have been hard to find.

        He appeared to hire 'n fire people on a daily basis, could not appear to keep people in the WH for more than a few months without either firing them or them leaving....

        He treated the United States as his own private fiefdom where he expected to only here "YES" and "Whatever you say sir" from all his minions, sorry, government employees.

        I am not particulary proud of the United Kingdom with Borris clinging to Donald Trumps coat tales like an eafer puppy. But he is a amateur fool compared to Donald. I would have been so ashamed if that man represented my country.

        It does not matter if he managed to do a few small usefull things. Every time he opened his mouth he threw it all away.

        1. LybsterRoy Bronze badge

          Re: Dear World. I'm sorry...speak for youself..

          As somebody in the UK let me state categorically that you do not have the right to express my opinion, nor that of the rest of the population apart from yourself.

      3. Boris the Cockroach Silver badge
        Mushroom

        Re: Dear World. I'm sorry...speak for youself..

        After hammering my delicate pre-xmas brain with a wall of text...

        Reagan would be a godsend after trump , trump is'nt fit to be serving the drinks at Reagan's whitehouse.. hell if trump was entrusted with cleaning Reagan's shoes , I'd say to Reagan "Check you've still got shoe laces"

        trump is a joke of a president, I used to think after GW Bush, the republicans could'nt stoop any lower, along comes trumpy

        And the real turd in the crown for him

        Attacking NATO members for not contributing

        How many Canadians died? How many British died? How many Germans died? How many French died? all supporting the US in its wars.... and that shit stain of a president complains we did'nt contribute enough?

      4. nematoad Silver badge

        Re: Dear World. I'm sorry...speak for youself..

        Have you noticed that all the spittle flecked ranting and wild conspiracy theories seem to come from "anonymous cowards"?

        What's up folks, too scared to put your name where your mouth is?

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Dear World. I'm sorry...speak for youself..

          >

          > : Dear World. I'm sorry...speak for youself..

          >

          > Have you noticed that all the spittle flecked ranting and wild conspiracy theories seem to come from > "anonymous cowards"?

          >

          > What's up folks, too scared to put your name where your mouth is?

          Why? You havent.

          And more importantly you have obviously not lived in a city overrun by very abusive "progressives" and Anifa types for the last few decades. And seen exactly how they operate. Very nasty f*ckers. Violent psycho's. Too many with criminal records. Mostly domestic violence and criminal assault.

          How about you go to Belfast and walk into a pub in the Shankill and say out loud, - "That Gerry Adams guy, he sounds like a pretty good bloke". Or into a pub on the Falls Road and say - "Ian Paisley, what a great guy.."

          How may seconds do you think it will be before you have twenty shades of sh*t beaten out of you? 10? 20?..

          Thats exactly how it is in "progressive" Dem controlled city in the US in the last decade or two. You should check out the Portland Antifa Facebook webpages (just one example) doxing anyone who dares challenge them or posting online photos / video of them rioting or attacking people. Full of personal details, addresses , where people work and with very direct physical threats to those being doxed. Saying they or their homes should be physically attacked. Which the often are.

          So it seems you are just one of those low information people who dismisses everything as a "conspiracy theory" that does not fit your tiny cozy smug little universe. Probably a very safe UK suburb where graffiti on the scouts hut is the height of criminality. Where the Guardian, BBC and NYT are the true bastions of what is true and proper.

          Some of us actual live in the world we talk about, not spout off second hand opinions based on little or nothing. Just media drivel you saw somewhere. So you go back to worrying about who has been throwing rubbish in your front garden and I'll keep to watching out for muggers, car jackers and other street crims as I go about my daily routine. Who have all been released from prison because the ultra progressive city DA decided that there are no such things as criminals, that its society that created crime. So crime goes up a few hundred percent (when recorded) and if concealed carry was not defacto illegal me and my friends would be all out getting a good glock and the training needed to use it safely if needed for personal defense. Because in a concealed carry city if you look like you might have a permit the street crims always give you a wide berth. That last opinion is based on 25 years of direct personal experience.

          You have absolutely no idea what the real world is like.

          1. nematoad Silver badge

            Re: Dear World. I'm sorry...speak for youself..

            "That last opinion is based on 25 years of direct personal experience."

            Sonny, I could give you 25 years and it would not be even half of my life experience. I've lived in places you would shit yourself if you were there. When I lived there Glasgow was not the clean and up-market place a lot of it is now. Drugs, gangs and violent crime were something that the people of Glasgow had to endure. Remember the "Ice Cream Wars"? It's changed now, much for the better, but the scars are still there and the memory of being abused and threatened by a sectarian mob posing as a religious parade is still vivid.

            So don't generalise, assume or infer that I have not had the "direct personal experience" that you claim. I have.

            Oh, one last thing. I see that you are still hiding behind the mask and after ranting at me for concealing my identity you double down and won't even use your handle.

            Hero!

            1. Anonymous Coward
              Anonymous Coward

              Re: Dear World. I'm sorry...speak for youself..Glasgow?..

              You're joking if you are comparing Glasgow anytime in the last 50 years to say South Central LA in the 1980s', which I remember well. It's where I learned to do rolling stops at red lights. Because car jackings were so common. Back then USC was only a few blocks from the start of the free fire zone of South Central. By free fire I mean just like the Ardoyne or Falls Road in the 1970's. But with much better weapons.

              How often are you been around drug dealer enforcers who make it very clear they are carrying. I can show you exactly where on the 'Flats less than 30 min drive from Vulture Central in SF. Although you will have to go on your own at the moment as since the local PD collapsed its pretty much open gang warfare over there . On the 'Flats. Just like back in the 1990s' in fact. A whole spate of car jackings and street mugging at gun point by young teens recently. Who know they wont be locked up due to them being under 14. Actually just up the street from Vulture Central SF around the VG if you pick the wrong time to be on the street it can get very interesting very quickly. In a very bad way. As a tech bro who got mugged and killed recently discovered.

              Try comparing with Belfast in the 1970's or 1980's and I might take you seriously. And yes, I remember those times very well. Lots of nervous unlucky sod squaddies sticking FN's in your face. And those were the good guys.

              I actually do know your world. Very well. But you have not a clue about my world, the real world in the US. Over the last four or five decades. And how they compare. Which I believe was the subject of this particular thread digression.

          2. Mark192

            Re: Dear World. I'm sorry...speak for youself..

            AC ballshitted: "Who have all been released from prison..."

            Have they? Bet they haven't.

            "...because the ultra progressive city DA decided that there are no such things as criminals"

            Did the DA? Bet the DA didn't.

            "...So crime goes up a few hundred percent"

            Did it? Bet it didn't.

            When you lie, I disregard everything else you say.

            1. Anonymous Coward
              Anonymous Coward

              Re: Dear World. I'm sorry...speak for youself..

              @Mark192

              So you know nothing it seems about the subject I was referring to. If you had been paying the slightest bit of attention you would have know immediately exactly who I was talking about. He has made national headlines on multiple occasions in the last few years.

              Well if you knew anything about what was actually going in San Francisco and paid the slightest bit of attention you would know all about the City DA Chesa Boudin who has said and done exactly what I said he did. Boudins parents were 1960's smug middle class cop killing "marxist revolutionaries" and he is a kiddie "human rights" lawyer from Yale. So very much a man of the people as you can see. A real working class / blue collar kind of guy.

              And crime stats have gone up exactly like I said they have. Way up since Prop 47/57, with a very big uptick in the last year or two since Boudin said he was not going to prosecute most crimes. Just read his statements in the SF Chron. He seems to be much more interested in prosecuting cops when criminals resisting arrest got killed. Not matter how little the evidence (i.e none) for any kind of substantive police misconduct. In fact petty crime is so common now in SF a lot of it is just not reported anymore. Like shoplifting, car break-ins, attempted muggings, etc. Just like the good old days before Three Strikes.

              So this rich pr*k DA has made my daily life a lot more dangerous and means that my friends and people I know are again the regular victims of crime. For the first time in almost two decades I was being set up to be mugged recently. By one of the street crims that Boudin just loves to patronize. But I remember when street crime was endemic several decades ago so I was not the victim this time. According to the police records it was someone else, at knife point, around the corner soon afterwards.

              Maybe if you did not just read echo chamber media sources like the Guardian, NYT etc you might have known who and what I was talking about and have an idea on what is actually happen on the streets of most big cities. It aint pretty. And some of us actually have to live it. Every day.

    6. John Brown (no body) Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

      "Signed, a bunch of disgruntled Yanks."

      Well, that's your Presidential Pardon out the window now. How you gonna feel when everyone else has one?

    7. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Dear World. I'm sorry.

      What's the problem? Hong Kong is as much the People's Republic as Beijing, with all the same benefits. No pesky Rule of Law. No pesky independent courts. No pesky Freedom of Speech, Religion or Assembly, etc.

    8. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Dear World. I'm sorry...speak for youself.. well thats interesting

      I have had a post moderated in the past because of potential legal issues. Understandable. And a post moderated because it seems I offended a mods sensibilities about a recently dead person. Less understandable but whatever, their sandpit. But this is the first time I have had a post removed for purely political reasons.

      It might have been a tad trenchant but given the overwhelming one sided nature of the political worldview of posters here (Guardianistas / NYT) trenchant is the only way to push back against a rather smug consensus. It was a very forceful statement of opinion by a former Democratic Party supporter, a New Deal Democrat, against the current toxic state of the party and its candidates and it ended with a plaintive statement that all people like me wanted was Dem Party candidates we could actually vote for without feeling dirty afterwards. Which in my case was Gore/Lieberman.

      The fact that the post pointed out that maybe a mostly Brit posting demograohic might not actually know very much about how the US actually works given just how slanted the media reports politics might not have gone down too well. Just watch old episode of Spitting Image to get a feel for how the UK media treated Reagan. The TV news of the time was just as bad. Absolutely nothing new about the gross media distortions of the last four years. Just the same as the 1980's.

      So even though the beauty contest vote was 5 for / 20 against the post was removed. It could have been a post Boxing Day hangover that made a mod somewhat tetchy. (Which would have been quite a Boxing Day bender in that case). But I get the feeling the that maybe even the Reg has made the lurch to Right Think. Veer too far from the official bien pensant political narrative and out it goes. Or maybe it was just an aberration. A one off.

      Only time will tell.

      1. cbars

        Re: Dear World. I'm sorry...speak for youself.. well thats interesting

        El Reg commentards are usually smart enough not to use a political narrative, as each article provides the specific issues for discussion. Try thinking about specific issues, discussing them, and you'll get on better, keeping them relevant to the article is even better.

        This is not somewhere I come to read and "be informed" about other peoples broad beliefs, that is too much to ask. Pick a single topic and I *might* be bothered to think about it, but only if you do the work and provide relevant information which I apparently don't have already.

        If you're not trying to be helpful to that end, keep your noise to yourself as I bet there is a joke here I would rather read.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Dear World. I'm sorry...speak for youself.. well thats interesting

        Spitting Image referencing Reagan was what we call "Freedom of Speech". Something that the US seems to have forgotten.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Wilbur Ross distracting

    I think its just noise, attempting to distract. Russian has retaliated against the EU for sanction over the Navaly poisoning yesterday, US press would normally be covering it, US would be expected to take sides right now, instead we get a distraction. There's nothing special about '3'.

    The recent 'declare martial law / have a coup / install Trump into power / use the military to oppress the people' group:

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/21/politics/trump-white-house-sidney-powell/index.html

    Michael Flynn, the guy who discussed with the Russians how to avoid Obama sanctions, then lied about it Mike Pence and the FBI.

    Patrick Byrne, ex boyfriend of Russian agent Maria Butina, man that must be some great ass to betray your country like that

    Donald J Trump, the guy who told his followers there was no Trump Tower Moscow deal, but there was, it was signed, lined up, funded by a Russian bank and approved by the Kremlin... he lied to Fox News viewers, even as Putin knew he was lying.

    Sidney Powell, Flynn lawyer, the women who told him to withdraw his 2 x confessions on his (recorded!) Russian discussions.

    See a pattern here? Loyalty to Russia betrays USA.

    Wilbur Ross, did deals with sanctioned Russians companies, and was on the board of Cyprus bank, alongside a KGB official Vladimir Strzhalkovsky:

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/23/wilbur-ross-russian-deal-bank-of-cyprus-donald-trump-commerce-secretary

    You see the pattern now?

    28 days left to cook something up.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Wilbur Ross distracting

      The fact that you consider CNN and the Grauniad (an organisation that large, using some of the most expensive technology around, [I]still[/I] cannot spell properly - seriously, WTF?) as anything other than mouthpieces for the ivory tower intellectuals (politicians who have never had real-world jobs, media people, actors and actresses - oh sorry, that's sexist, they're all just actors now - tenured staff in education establishments, woke idiots who are so far up their own backsides that they think lesbians don't exist but are really "boys in the wrong body"...) is a pretty good proof of your intelligence. Don't tell me - you read it on the Internet, it must be true?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Wilbur Ross distracting

        LOL - CNN may be a mediocre news channel, but it is a politically neutral, fairly accurate, mediocre news channel.

        Sane people can read it as part of a healthy diet of reasonably trustworthy sources of news.

  3. Celeste Reinard

    Born to bewilder

    You don't say he's a bit of a retard. That wouldn't do justice to all the real retards. ... After all, I always found he resembles more a Vogon - delegated from the Bork-system for screwing up - while screwing up - so badly, it's become metaphysical.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    In the mean time

    Another contemptible pillock, is trying to resurrect his ID card plan in the guise of a Covid-19 health passport. Maybe we can hope for a specific Covid-19 mutation to rid us of these cwords.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "The Register wishes American companies luck with their compliance efforts and notes that President Trump and many of his appointees leave office on January 20th, 2021"

    I gather Biden made some pretty strong promises on how he would deal with China to ensure he got the votyes he needed in Penn, Minn, Wisc etc so don't think there's necessarily going to be a major change (except, there's a prediction he'll use "climate change" as the justification). He need to keep all those voters onside for at least the next mid-terms as other that the presidential race where an anti-Trump backlash had an effect the Democrats lost ground this year so if that continues in 2 years they may lose the House at which point its sadly lilely to be impeacment time again.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Just because Trump had beef with China doesn't necessarily mean that all of the policies are wrong.

      Heck if Trump were wrong *all* of the time, we could just do the inverse of what he said...

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