Is Cambodia Prepared?

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  • #2345

    smokeybandit
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    Brexit is happening on March 29, 2019.  That’s right.  That’s the official date of when Britain leaves the European Union.

    Some economists are predicting that Cambodia will be the hardest hit developing economy.  Nay or possible?  I think Cambodia’s regional approach may spare it far from the worst possible outcome.

    What’s your thoughts?

  • #2346

    Mr.Children
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    There’s nothing in Cambodia. Cambodia will eventually be wiped out due to sea level rising.

    • #2349

      smokeybandit
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      If the Dutch can live Below sea level, why can’t Cambodia?  As sea levels rises, I think more coastal nations will turn to the Dutch for their sea level expertise.

      And what do you mean by Cambodia has nothing?  Do you even eat rice?  Cambodia is a major producer along with other products.

       

    • #2358

      Mr.Children
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      So are you telling me that Cambodia will be better off under water when it’s a messed up country on land? The most likely scenario is that Cambodia will be worst off and not exist…Khmer people may become a people with no country.

      I don’t literally mean it has nothing…ever country has something..but you get my point. Can rice only be grown only in Cambodia by the Cambodian people?? Does growing rice allow Khmer people to be competitive in the world and make Cambodians prosper??

      In America, less than 1% of the country feed the other 99%..so the other 99% have to think of something else in order to survive and prosper. Food is very important…but you don’t want to rely on a commodity to determine a country’s worth. If you switched an African nation with Cambodia…the rice would most likely still be there.

      Most of the rice I ever ate seem to be from Thailand and it seems like most of the Khmer stores mainly carry Thai rice. I personally don’t care… I also enjoy Uncle Ben’s rice.

    • #2361

      smokeybandit
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      I’m pretty sure Khmer engineers are working on how to resolve issues with flooding, rising sea levels, etc.  It’s a slow process, but after all the analysis and reviews, and they begin construction, something will eventually come out of it.  You’d have to have visit Cambodia more than once during the past two decades to witness the dramatic change that has taken over the country.

      When I was visit 8 years ago, the road to my family’s village was non-existent.  It was a dirt road with many bumps and craters.  Today, that landscape has changed.  The roads are now paved and it’s smooth driving into the village.  All these things don’t just happen without economic progress.

      Over the past 20 years, Cambodia has averaged more than 7% GDP growth per year.  It’s one of the highest rates of all the Asian countries.  This means that more and more goods are being produced in the country that enter the world markets.

      Just because you choose to view Cambodia in the negative light doesn’t stop society from continuing to improve.  The population are doing better and better each day.  The people are working hard to make a difference, unlike you who seem to only be complaining.

    • #2369

      Mr.Children
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      In the future, even American cities and much of the cities around the world will go under water. The coast will be underwater and Americans will move inward. Countries in SE Asia will be ground zero! Everything we talk about really doesn’t matter in the end if there is no country in the end. If we really want to think forward, then we need to start evacuating Cambodians.

      Highest rates really mean nothing..it’s just math magic. That’s like comparing a person who walks 1 hour a day to somebody who walk 1 minute…then that 2nd person walked 1 minute and a half…so their walking increased by 50%. LOLOL!

      The other thing you have to worry about is automation…and that will happen before the flooding. Companies are automating jobs and that will be cheaper to do than to hire people in poor countries.

      It’s nice that you’re optimistic, but job automation and sea level rising are going to be huge problems in the world…especially for poorer countries.

    • #2370

      smokeybandit
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      Nothing can truly be “automatic,” except maybe a transmission.  When you’re talking about automation in the scope of the labor force, you have to understand that there will need to be a class of workers to maintain the robotics.  Someone will have to manufacture the robots, someone will have to program the robots, someone will have to operate the robots and troubleshoot/resolve issues.  Someone will have to produce lubricants, oils and other chemicals needed to operate robots.  Someone need to supply material.  So, just because automation happens doesn’t mean that everybody stops working LOL

    • #2405

      Mr.Children
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      Yes, somebody has to maintain the robots..i’m not arguing that. I’m saying that the manufacturing will be done back home. Many of the jobs in poorer countries are there for cheap labor. Once automation happens, it will be cheaper to manufacture back home and the maintenance will be done back home. It’s not a good bet to believe that all these foreign companies will keep these high skill jobs in poor countries. I believe that Cambodia and any country can be self sufficient, create their own companies, and be competitive. I don’t believe that you can rely on foreign countries to employ people in poor countries. That’s why China is working so hard to be company owners because cheap labor is a horrible strategy long term.

       

       

    • #2371

      smokeybandit
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      By the way, I was chatting with an Adobe tech support agent from New Delhi, India.  She said her parents are in government.  While, I was troubleshooting some things on my end, we got to talking about India’s incredible heat during the summer.  I told her that I heard about the incredible heat where temperatures scorched into the mid-high 40 celcius.  The particular situation I referenced was the reports that the roads were starting to bend and melt.  That’s when I proposed to her that that’s where Indian innovation needs to step in.  They obviously need to make the tar more of a composite, for example by mixing in steel which would have a higher boiling point.  So, despite all the problems that we face, humanity continue to find solutions to these problems.  Don’t underestimate humanity’s capabilities.  The more you read into the doom and gloom scenario, but the more you know how the societal process, the more you know it’s all bullsh*t meant to scare and entertain people.  If anything, it’s to raise awareness of the problems, but too many people buy into the hype.

    • #2406

      Mr.Children
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      There’s a difference between the roads and cities going under water. I’m not arguing against human abilities. We live in the most prosperous time in human history…YET, half of the world live in poverty. Just because America went to the moon…doesn’t mean Khmer people go to the moon.

      Doom and gloom does happen. It happened during world war 2 where nearly 100 million people died. Sh*t like that happen because people like you don’t want to think ahead. Doom and Gloom happened in Cambodia where flooding helped bring down Angkor. Doom and Gloom happened when Communism took over Cambodia and killed the smartest people of the population. Doom and gloom happen when millions of people die from famine…countries that at that time were smarter than Cambodia TODAY!

      Humans right now are exploring the universe and want to colonize other planets because they know that the Earth will eventually die or that it’s too risky to have humans live only on one planet.

      Humans advance when we are realistic and look forward to the inevitable bad things to come…therefore changing history. It doesn’t come from being falsely optimistic. Cambodia and much of SE Asia is heading into probably the worst situation that it will ever have too…much bigger than the fall of Angkor and Khmer Rouge.

  • #2407

    Empire
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    Have a good day fellas and ladies 😉

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