davidgmills
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Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said he'll write off bad loans held by a sixth of the central Asian country's population, while signaling a sharp change in policy to end costly state bailouts of private banks.


"My attitude is that there should be no governmental bailouts" for lenders, Tokayev, 66, said in an interview Tuesday in the capital, Nur-Sultan. "My assessment of this issue as a president is that the government should not get involved any more, any longer, with its loans as far as private banks are concerned."
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Sriracha
Stay out of small planes and helicopters President Tokayev...
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Alligator Ed
Can the U.S. borrow Tokayev to get our economy straight?  How about a trade, we send Goldman Sachs and Jamie Dimon to Kazakhstan?
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davidgmills
Can the U.S. borrow Tokayev to get our economy straight?  How about a trade, we send Goldman Sachs and Jamie Dimon to Kazakhstan?


The Kazakhs are some pretty smart people.  I don't think they will bite. 

They also have the best singer in the world.  If you have never heard Dimash Kudaibergen you need to watch his stunning international debut in China a few years back.  Well over a billion views before it was even known in the west.  Singing in French, no less.  Six octave range.  Chest voice, mixed voice, head voice and whistle voice.  Seamless transitions.




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Sriracha
davidgmills wrote:


The Kazakhs are some pretty smart people.  I don't think they will bite. 

They also have the best singer in the world.  If you have never heard Dimash Kudaibergen you need to watch his stunning international debut in China a few years back.  Well over a billion views before it was even known in the west.  Singing in French, no less.  Six octave range.  Chest voice, mixed voice, head voice and whistle voice.  Seamless transitions.



Wowza!
He's like the Freddy Mercury of the far east.
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davidgmills
I think Freddy would admire any cover Dimash sang of Freddy's songs.  Or Moriah Carey any of hers.  Pavorati might approve as well. 

Dimash's mother is an accomplished opera singer.  His father is also a singer but not an opera singer.  He began singing as soon as he could talk, and interestingly, it is rare, but sometimes boys who are taught to sing classical opera do not lose their soprano voices when they reach puberty.  Somehow they can be trained to retain it.  That is what happened to him.  But his normal voice is a baritone.  And he can hit a whistle note one step higher than the highest note on a piano.  Range is D2 to D8.  Highest piano note is C8.
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