Did Pentax bail out of commie Vietnam?

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    RichA Guest

    RichA, Nov 9, 2010
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    Bruce Guest

    Bruce, Nov 9, 2010
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    RichA Guest

    Nearly every country in Asia is corrupt by Western standards, but some
    are worse, like Vietnam who have communism, rampant black markets and
    corruption. But, the K-5 (thought it seems that thing are not as rosy
    as DXO makes them out to be) does seem like a very decent camera.
    Good build, good images, relatively low weight. All they need is
    focus speed and they're set.
     
    RichA, Nov 9, 2010
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    peter Guest

    Your underwhelming knowledge of geopolitics shows, once again. Ho Chi
    Min was a Vietnamese nationalist, who accepted help from the Chinese.
    You also have failed to notice that the Chinese economy today is based
    upon capitalism.
    But, what the heck, when confronted with a question, you simply evade.
    Another question for you not to answer. In what manner is Vietnam a
    Communist country? Explain in under 50 words.
     
    peter, Nov 10, 2010
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    Rich Guest

    Sure he did. Prior to that, he asked the Americans for help. He
    quickly dispensed with the Chinese when he didn't need them anymore.
    North Vietnamese are highly nationalistic.
     
    Rich, Nov 10, 2010
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    Rich Guest

    If you think Vietnam and China do not adhere to any communist
    sensibility, I suggest you GO there, and in the middle of a public
    square, denounce their systems. Then watch what happens. You moron.
     
    Rich, Nov 10, 2010
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    Bruce Guest


    How nice of you to say so. However, DxO doesn't make a camera out to
    be anything. DxO merely presents objective and repeatable test
    results that speak for themselves. Any "rosy hue" that you might
    perceive can only come from the camera providing good results.


    Perhaps you cannot accept that the K-5 and its cousin, the Nikon
    D7000, might just be better than your own camera? I not only accept
    that, but have bought a sample of the related Nikon D7000.

    Like the K-5, the D7000 is a huge step up from previous models. It
    fills a gap in the Nikon range similar to that filled in the Canon
    range by the 7D. The excellent image-forming abilities of the 7D and
    D7000 mean that most non-pro users of Canon and Nikon gear will never
    need to consider buying a full frame or "FX" body and expensive glass.
    And pro users will find that they make excellent back-ups to their
    full frame bodies. ;-)
     
    Bruce, Nov 10, 2010
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    peter Guest

    I asked you to define communism and you respond by calling me a moron.

    Now that avoidance didn't work, define communism.

    Hint: Not all totalitarian regimes are communist.
     
    peter, Nov 10, 2010
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    Me Guest

    http://www.transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/cpi/2010/results

    Singapore is /relatively/ totalitarian and not communist, but takes
    shared top position with New Zealand and Denmark. In fact all of the
    top 10 (least corrupt) except Singapore would be considered "commie" by
    the US Fox News version of the world, opposed to socialised health
    systems, strongly "progressive" income tax systems (arguably punitive
    against the wealthy), and fairly comprehensive social welfare systems.

    This survey ranks the Philippines (2.4) as more corrupt than (and 18
    places behind) Vietnam (2.7).

    As far as "denouncing communism" goes, I suggest that in nominally
    non-communist states which score poorly in this survey, there's a
    correlation between (lack of) secular principles and corruption, and
    that the end result of publicly denouncing or defaming theist religion
    would be much the same - it doesn't matter whether a mob or the secret
    police get hold of you.
     
    Me, Nov 10, 2010
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    Wilba Guest

    We're doing well down-under -

    New Zealand: 9.3 ^ cleaner
    Singapore: 9.3
    Sweden: 9.2
    Finland: 9.2

    Canada: 8.9
    Australia: 8.7
    Switzerland: 8.7
    Iceland: 8.5

    UK: 7.6
    Chile: 7.2
    US: 7.1 v more corrupt
     
    Wilba, Nov 11, 2010
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : On 11/9/2010 5:06 PM, RichA wrote:
    : > Bottom of the camera indicates different origin.
    : >
    : > http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/405/733/html/005.jpg.html
    : >
    :
    : Your underwhelming knowledge of geopolitics shows, once again. Ho Chi
    : Min was a Vietnamese nationalist, who accepted help from the Chinese.
    : You also have failed to notice that the Chinese economy today is based
    : upon capitalism.
    : But, what the heck, when confronted with a question, you simply evade.
    : Another question for you not to answer. In what manner is Vietnam a
    : Communist country? Explain in under 50 words.

    No, Peter, read the subject line again. A "Communist" country is one that
    follows the failed ideology of the Soviet Union. A "commie" country is one
    whose form of capitalism actually works to the benefit of its people.

    47 words, including this sentence and my signature.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Nov 11, 2010
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    peter Guest

    Even fewer words:
    One that Rich doesn't like, usually for a reason that has nothing to do
    with economic policies.
     
    peter, Nov 11, 2010
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    RichA Guest

    I've no doubt they are better than the G1 and the D300, at least in-
    terms of image quality.
     
    RichA, Nov 11, 2010
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