"Can you please open a new thread on China defence section on this topic? http://blogs.forbes.com/china/2010/05/24/breaking-news-china-buys-hawaii/ I can't open new threads. I asked on Pakistani buddy, please open if he misses out. Thanks." I'm sorry to see that your humorous thread was eliminated. Different forums have moderators with different personalities. It appears that the moderators on PDF are of the serious type. Next time, you might want to consider placing a humorous thread in the humor or member's club section on the forum. It would be futile for me to repost your thread on "China buys Hawaii." The moderators will simply delete the thread again. I wish you the best. I like your sense of humor.