Skip to comments.America for Sale, and OPEC is buying
Posted on 01/21/2008 6:31:01 AM PST by ddtorquee
Petrodollar rich foreign governments buy their way into US board rooms - click the link to watch the video
I suspect China is buying a lot more than OPEC. Not doubting you, just stating an opinion.
Interesting topic. Thanks for posting.
I recall in the 80’s/90’s it was the Japanese.
The Japanese weren’t making money off of us and selling weapons to our enemies.
Perhaps not directly....
Didn’t the Japanese get sucked into one of these “Buy High then have to Sell Low” deals a decade or two ago?
Have you seen the movie “No Country for Old Men?”
It’s a story of how “innocent” greed results in the death of others.....and other things. The old adage that the capitalist would sell the rope to their own hangman is logical. If we sell the rope, we have to take great measures to ensure that rope is never used.
Ahhhh... Belly Girl.
Whatever happened to Protest Warriors?
Capitalism needs to be tempered with morality. Without it, we start looking at dead soldiers and victims of illegal immigrant crimes as little more than collateral damage.
Drug runners can be seen as pure capitalists without morality. Anything that gets in the way of them making a buck, dies.
Capitalism is what made this country great but when morality is removed it always results in collapse.
oh god, here we go again.....first the japanese were coming....then the germans were coming....then the chinese were coming....now the arabs are coming.....who’s next?
Right. The Mitsubishi Estate Company of Japan paid something like $2 billion for Rockefeller Center in New York City back in the 1980s, then ended up walking away from it when the partnership it had formed to own the buildings turned over the entire asset to a company that held a $1.3 billion mortgage on it.
Figure it out for yourself. Here is our debt.
MAJOR FOREIGN HOLDERS OF TREASURY SECURITIES
(in billions of dollars)
HOLDINGS 1/ AT END OF PERIOD
Great information there. It’s interesting that holdings of U.S. treasury securities by Japan and China have declined in the last 12 months, while U.K. holdings have grown more than 400%.
All this, compliments of the capitalism without morality or borders crowd, where nothing that matters (matters): a _huge_ trade deficit (transfer of wealth), moving most production overseas to your future enemies (national or religious) countries (transfer of wealth), uncontrolled migrations between countries. nation states.
Welcome, to a great country/civilization gone wild...
We brought this on ourselves. We learned absolutely nothing from the 1970s and permitted radical environmentalists to castrate our energy potential.
Good article. Provides greater context to the post starting this thread. Thanks for the ping/link.
sorry, not clicking the source.
You are correct! if you look at it on the extreme meter, we are leaning heavily toward collapse. This anything goes society, Im a victim too, if he can do it so can I attitude has brought us to this point. Its going to be a battle to try and get us back to center.
Video in the link about how Arab oil money is buying into US board rooms is worth watching.
If you don’t mind, I’ll just take your word for it. I know it is happening and it is just sickening. I’m close to an ulcer.
I actually just read an article about this....yesterday or the other day. I also believe one of the articles I read about this was from Schlafly. And I’ve read more things...but, you’re already getting an ulcer...if I posted what I’ve been reading....you’d need more than meds for “just” an ulcer problem.
I wish I knew what to make of the dropping of the world markets and everything in the US for sale. This is a historical day for the world markets especially with the US on holiday.
We have plenty of oil in Texas. The govt. enviromentalists have screwed us. The oil crisis is due to interdependency except OPEC is not playing fair. Who would have thunk it. LOL!
I could go on and on but won’t as it will do no good. Our grandchildren will never know American, the land of the free.
And our own children will only have very short memories of it...I fear the worst is about to hit...in short order.
Actually free enterprise made the country great. Capitalism wasn’t even a common word until William Makepeace Thackeray used it in one of his novels in the late 1800s.
The most vociferous defenders of capitalism on this forum also support the global socialist system called “free trade”, and in that context capitalism is just a tool to promote communism. The proof is all the communist dictators who are now among the richest men on earth, due to “free trade”.
Thesis, antithesis, synthesis.
Thanks for the ping.
The irony of all this investment in infrastructure and financial sector business is that our Constitution limits what our federal and state governments can own, but “free trade” allows foreign governments to own what ours can’t.
It’s more than ironic. It’s MUCH more than “just” ironic.
So why can’t we stop the federal government from giving foreign governments unconstitutional access to our domestic economy?
Because..........others have an unConstitutional agenda, and it’s been put into place by......others.
Lets see now, we really can’t assess this properly until we have an input from the FR freetraitors contingent. We need them to point out how beneficial this all is because, well, it’s the market in action, and we should welcome it.
go east, young man, and hitch your wagon to an Arabian star
So, you have noticed that the FREETRAITORS are noticeably absent from these threads.....
What passes for our federal government can block anything like this that it wants to block on grounds of national security -- if they can possibly remember what that phrase means...
It's unlikely that this government understands what AMERICA's national security means....check that...it is highly likely that they DO understand what America's national security means......so.....why are they doing whatever they can to undermine it???
In other news.................
NEWS IN AGRICULTURE Fertilizer shortage a risk to our national security?
January 20, 2007 ] Dean Stites | The Morning Sun
Ask any farmer what the current first and foremost problem in crop production today is and the answer will be the cost and supply of fertilizer. The reason for this is that fertilizer prices have reached unprecedented highs in the last two years. In addition to the high cost, the supply of various fertilizers has become very limited as well. So limited, in fact, that there is some question whether farmers will be able to acquire all the fertilizer they are going to need this year.
To put the problem into perspective, it is important to realize that fertilizer is a critical component of crop production. This is especially true of nitrogen since it must be applied every year and most crops will not produce without it.
The fertilizer shortage may not be a temporary thing....
American producers are no longer able to manufacture fertilizer at a competitive price so many plants have shutdown and are no longer manufacturing fertilizer and others are likely to stop production, so this manufacturing deficit is only going to get worse.
As it stands now, more than half of the nitrogen fertilizer used by American farmers comes from places like Saudi Arabia, South America and Russia where natural gas is cheaper....once again we find ourselves importing a very critical resource from countries that may at some future date, decide, for political reasons or other, to stop the supply of nitrogen fertilizers coming into this country.
At some point, all of this could lead to food shortages in this country as production cycles down dramatically due to fertilizer shortages. If we have inadequate food supplies, we have a bunch of hungry people or we start importing more food due to the shortfall in production. So, maybe this really is a threat to our national security.....
I’m too irrirated to even post :)
Ain’t “FREETRAITORING” sweet?
2. "Its WRONG for the A-rabs and Chinamen to REINVEST those SAME dollars back in the U-S-of-A!" They're tay-kin over our country!"
(Puts head in sand).
Why do all the politicians scream about energy independence (while touting huge investments in alternative fuel and green energy)
and not mention anything about food independence?
It’s seriously like watching your country die, year by year. And the leftovers from the (R) side at this point won’t be doing anything any different. Sad really. I’m in need of a morale boost, but I think many people are finally seeing that the effects of liberalism and socialist practices in america have put us on a course that we likely will not recover from. You know I look LONG term, so there’s not much anyone could throw my way that would give me hope, though I wish to hell there was.
Because that might wake up the sheeple to the man behind the curtain........
“Why do all the politicians”
Because they are politicians :)
Unfortunately, I believe you are correct.
Anything effective is against the law, so yes... we’re sort of screwed.