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  • Couple's Property Rights Battle Headed for High Court

    10/14/2011 8:59:09 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 10 replies
    CBN ^ | October 14, 2011 | CBN
    One Idaho couple's property rights battle with the government has reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Mike and Chantell Sackett bought land in Priest Lake, Idaho, to build their dream home in a residential development. As the Sacketts were preparing to build, however, the Environmental Protection Agency blocked them. EPA officials informed them their property is protected wetlands and accused them of violating the Clean Water Act. The agency then threatened to fine them $37,000 a day. "Bullying, that's what the EPA does," Chantell Sackett told Spokane, Wash., TV station KXLY.
  • Congress passes 3 free trade agreements (Bush signed, Obama delayed 3 yrs)

    10/13/2011 2:05:59 AM PDT · by Clairity · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 13, 2011 | Jim Abrams
    Congress approved free trade agreements Wednesday with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, ending a four-year drought in the forming of new trade partnerships and giving the White House and Capitol Hill the opportunity to show they can work together to stimulate the economy and put people back to work. Republicans criticized Obama for taking several years to send the agreements, all signed in the President George W. Bush administration, to Congress for final approval. Many among Obama's core supporters, including organized labor and Democrats from areas hit hard by foreign competition, were unhappy that the White House was espousing the...
  • Romney's plan to tame the Chinese trade dragon

    10/11/2011 8:12:24 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 6, 2011 | Monitor Editorial Board
    ... In a speech today, Mitt Romney took an unusual step for a GOP leader. He suggested the United States restrict trade with China over its many predatory tactics that hurt foreign businesses – from stealing patents to reneging on contracts to allowing fake Apple stores to outright bans on certain imports or services. ...
  • China's march through the Caribbean continues

    10/09/2011 12:32:51 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 25 replies · 1+ views
    China is continuing its bold economic and geopolitical march through the Caribbean and Latin America, using its growing economic might to dole out grant aid and soft loans to win friends and influence governments, continuing its plans to displace the United States as the region's major trading partner in the not-too-distant future. For two days this week, a large Chinese delegation led by Vice-Premier Wang Qishan spent hours in talks with Caribbean leaders and business delegations. By the time the forum ended in Trinidad's capital of Port of Spain, Beijing had unveiled measures worth $6.3 billion aimed at sealing better...
  • Is "cloud" just a slick marketing term for "outsourced"?

    10/08/2011 5:55:49 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 43 replies
    Ever find yourself not trusting something or someone from the first moment - but not knowing why? For instance the first moment you saw a politician, instantly not trusting them but you just couldn't place why? *cough* John Edwards *cough*. Well that's what I thought the first time I heard about "cloud computing".
  • Rick Perry backer Robert Jeffress: Mitt Romney not a Christian

    10/07/2011 5:17:45 PM PDT · by freespirited · 195 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/07/11 | Alexander Burns
    Texas evangelical leader Robert Jeffress, the Baptist megachurch pastor who introduced Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit, said Friday afternoon he does not believe Mitt Romney is a Christian. Jeffress described Romney's Mormon faith as a “cult,” and said evangelicals had only one real option in the 2012 primaries. Continue Reading “That is a mainstream view, that Mormonism is a cult,” Jeffress told reporters here. “Every true, born again follower of Christ ought to embrace a Christian over a non-Christian.” Asked by POLITICO if he believed Romney is a Christian, Jeffress answered: “No.” Jeffress's comments represent the first major...
  • China Forced Abortion Opponent Chen Guangcheng Possibly Killed

    10/07/2011 9:37:23 AM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 7, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    China Forced Abortion Opponent Chen Guangcheng Possibly Killed Beijing, China -- Reports are emerging today that Chan Guangcheng, a prominent human rights activist who had led the fight against forced abortions under the one-child policy in China, may have been killed by Chinese officials. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/07/china-forced-abortion-opponent-chen-guangcheng-possibly-killed/
  • China Practices Fixed Trade, Not Free Trade

    10/06/2011 3:55:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 6, 2011 | ROBERT J. SAMUELSON
    Just how many American jobs have been lost to subsidized Chinese exports is unclear. Economist Robert Scott of the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think tank, estimates 2.8 million from 2001 to 2010. A study by three academic economists concludes that imports from China account for about a quarter of lost U.S. manufacturing jobs from 1990 to 2007; that's almost 1 million jobs. These are both large declines, but they are only a modest fraction of America's present jobs shortfall. The recession cost 8.8 million payroll jobs. These numbers should frame our thinking about China's economic policies. On the one...
  • The Folly of Central Planning

    10/06/2011 9:49:11 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 6, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Over 65 M completed new homes sit unused in China,  along with public buildings/accompanying infrastructure... If the Chinese property bubble pops... what then? The massive public projects under way in communist China today include sprawling housing developments, retail shopping districts, and 'forests' of skyscrapers. Since they were built to support the country's ongoing economic boom and real-estate rush, all these tower block condos, economic centers, and recently-built neighborhoods should be bustling with hard-working Chinese newcomers from the countryside... or so you'd think.But satellite pictures taken earlier this year revealed that China's odd unused-housing stock glut has only gotten worse, if anything: they indeed...
  • Second Chance in Debt Deluge

    10/05/2011 3:32:22 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 1 replies
    The New American ^ | August 25, 2011 | Charles Scaliger
    With the raising of the debt ceiling, the “official” federal debt immediately surged past a new and unwelcome benchmark: The national debt now exceeds 100 percent of the gross domestic product for the first time since the Second World War era. With the debt now at $14.58 trillion and climbing vertiginously every day even as the economy continues to stagnate, it will not be very long before the national debt reaches 200 percent and higher. In fact, with over $45 trillion owed to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid recipients both present and future, the actual size of the national debt...
  • CNBC-W:. Nebraska Warren Buffett furniture company, outsourcing to China?

    09/26/2011 2:22:03 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 10 replies
    (vanity - seen on CNBC World, today)
    That's certainly how it sounded, in a CNBC World interview I just watched. Let's roll out a "windfall profit" tax on any and all Buffett outsourcing, formerly made by any eliminated American employees of his. We can call it the "Buffett Tariff"!
  • Declining Birthrates, Expanded Bureaucracy: Is U.S. Going European?

    09/16/2011 12:51:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/16/2011 | Joel Kotkin
    To President Barack Obama and many other Democrats, Europe continues to exercise something of a fatal attraction. The “European dream” embraced by these politicians — as well as by many pundits, academics and policy analysts — usually consists of an America governed by an expanded bureaucracy, connected by high-speed trains and following a tough green energy policy. One hopes that the current crisis gripping the E.U. will give even the most devoted Europhiles pause about the wisdom of such mimicry. Yet the deadliest European disease the U.S. must avoid is that of persistent demographic decline. The gravity of Europe’s demographic...
  • Lack of Leadership Creates Reagan and Thatcher Nostalgia at Summer Davos

    09/16/2011 8:27:40 AM PDT · by CutePuppy
    CNBC ^ | September 15, 2011 | CNBC
    The global crisis and a perceived lack of leadership in the West seem to be creating nostalgia for two previous leaders who radically reformed their countries, albeit with plenty of controversy. But what's even more striking about this sense of déjà vu, is that the names of American President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher - two leaders, who fought for freedom and rallied the West against Communist rule - were being invoked by a senior Chinese policymaker at the summer Davos in Dalian, China. “The U.S. economy needs fundamental reforms, bigger reforms, bigger policy changes than President...
  • Time to Say Goodbye to the WTO

    09/14/2011 7:41:50 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | Sept. 14, 2011 | Phylis Schlafly
    The WTO is trying to tell us that our Country of Origin Label is against free trade. Dump the WTO.
  • Free-trade agreements topping jobs agendas

    09/09/2011 3:24:22 PM PDT · by triumphant values · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2011 | Vicki Needham
    President Obama is expected to call for, once again, the passage of three pending free-trade agreements in Thursday night's speech to Congress, a move likely to evoke more grumbling from Republicans. The White House and some congressional lawmakers see eye-to-eye on the trade deals with Colombia, South Korea and Panama, yet they are unable to agree on the process to get the job done. The Republican-led House stepped up pressure on the Obama administration on Wednesday night by easily passing a Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) bill, considered the first step to moving the long-delayed trade accords. Now, the Senate...
  • Why are three free-trade deals languishing on Obama’s desk?

    09/06/2011 5:02:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 5 | Mitch McConnell
    According to the White House, President Obama has been huddling with advisers on a jobs plan he’ll present to Congress this week. One thing he could do immediately is finalize the free-trade deals with Colombia, South Korea and Panama that have been languishing on his desk. For nearly three years, Republicans and a number of Democrats have been calling on the president to approve these deals to create a level playing field with America’s competitors overseas, vastly expand the market for U.S. goods, strengthen our ties with three important allies and create jobs for Americans. Yet the deals have been...
  • On this day of Huntsman threads: How Huntsman can break out from 1%... (vanity)

    09/04/2011 2:00:34 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 25 replies
    OK we've had a couple Huntsman threads today, thought I'd add one before I give up on the guy entirely. I propose a thread, to advise former US Ambassador to the People's Republic of China Jon Huntsman, how he can become popular and get his mojo.
  • DOD Report Highlights Administration Incoherence on China

    08/25/2011 2:32:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | 8/25/11 | Dean Cheng
    Whether it is the delayed release of the 2011 Department of Defense (DOD) report on Chinese military and security developments or Vice President Joe Biden’s statements regarding Chinese human rights, it is becoming clear that the Obama Administration has an utterly incoherent view of the People’s Republic of China. Biden apparently sees his statement (“Your policy has been one which I fully understand—I’m not second-guessing—of one child per family”) as actually arguing against the Chinese policy. Similarly, even as the Administration was signaling, just before the Vice President’s trip, that it was not going to sell Taiwan badly needed F-16...
  • Muslim Brotherhood to Ban Skimpy Bikinis and Alcohol?

    08/25/2011 1:46:21 PM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 39 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 8/25/11 | Brian Koenig
    What! Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is going to ban scantily clad women in bikinis and Appletini's with little umbrellas? So that's what Egyptian democracy looks like. I was beginning to wonder. According to The Media Line, the Sharia law regulations are aimed primarily at westernized, sunbathing tourists: "Egypt’s tourism industry has suffered a severe blow since the outburst of anti-regime demonstrations in January. But that did not stop the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, from demanding stricter regulations over what tourists can do and wear while visiting the country. The party is urging officials to...
  • Yellow Journalism

    08/22/2011 5:34:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 22, 2011 | Staff
    Media: Just days before the U.S.-Colombia free trade pact heads for a vote, the Washington Post publishes a story claiming Colombia's miracle is a sham. This is a smear unworthy of the name "journalism." Topping the front page in its Sunday edition with "A case of aid gone bad in Colombia," the Post attempted to rewrite history by claiming the U.S.'s $8 billion Plan Colombia military program that broke the back of its drug cartels was really ... a waste. Pay no attention to the safety, security and economic growth that have made Colombia such an attractive partner for a...
  • Obama calls Warren Buffett, Ford CEO for advice on creating jobs

    08/22/2011 2:16:09 PM PDT · by EBH · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/22/11 | Erik Wasson
    “The President and Mr. Buffett discussed the overall outlook on the economy and the reaction to the headwinds we’ve experienced over the last couple of months," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. "They talked a little bit about some possible measures that would spur investment and increase economic growth. And they also talked about some measures that could address the long-term fiscal situation in this country.” Obama also called Mulally, and they discussed the disruptions to the auto industry supply chain caused by the Japanese tsunami as well as ways to stimulate exports and investment. Ford was a major opponent...
  • Obama's Latest Blames, Games And Lies

    08/20/2011 11:19:02 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 2 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 08/20/11 | CaroleL
    In his weekly radio address, President Barack Obama offered the same old list of what he calls "common sense ideas" followed by the same finger pointing at Congress for not implementing them. The problem is he's lying both about the sense most of these ideas make and that Congress, not his administration, is the reason the best of them has not been implemented.
  • Indonesian Man's 'Interrogation' Death Raises Concerns About Citibank's Use of Debt Collectors

    08/17/2011 7:48:55 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    Citibank is facing scrutiny in an Indonesian small-business man's death after the man reportedly was subjected to a "harsh interrogation" over an unpaid debt. The International Business Times identified the man as Irzen Octa, who was $5,700 in debt on his Citibank credit card. He reportedly was led walking into a room in Jakarta last March but emerged a few hours later in a wheelchair. Investigators presume Octa, 50, was either unconscious or dead by that point, the Times reported.
  • The Welfare State's Road to Riots

    08/17/2011 8:00:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    CATO / The Orange County Register ^ | 2011-08-17 | James A. Dorn
    If the riots in Britain have taught us anything, it is that when government fails in its most basic function — protecting persons and property — civil society ends, and warfare begins. The rise of the welfare state has eroded respect for private property rights and fostered a socialist mentality that dulls individual responsibility. The U.S. is quickly catching up with European welfare states. Entitlement spending has skyrocketed since the Great Society programs of the mid-1960s, especially Medicare and Medicaid. Those two programs along with Social Security now account for more than 40 percent of federal spending, which itself has...
  • Bedbug infestations growing in certain settings, survey finds

    08/17/2011 1:00:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 17 | Lena H. Sun
    Just as students head back to college and families finish summer vacations comes the latest bad news from pest control companies: Bedbug infestations are getting worse and becoming more common in some places, including dorms, hotels, nursing homes, hospitals, office buildings, and schools and day-care centers. According to a survey released Wednesday by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky, pest control companies say there has been double-digit growth in infestations in the past year. About 54 percent of pest companies reported treating bedbugs in college dorms, compared with 35 percent in 2010; 80 percent reported treating...
  • Outsourcing Jobs, Union-Style

    08/15/2011 5:21:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 15, 2011 | Staff
    Politics: These days, what would a firm that outsourced 400,000 U.S. jobs be called? The answer: labor union. Monday's Canada-Colombia free-trade pact is its masterpiece. Leo Gerard, the proudly Canadian president of the United Steelworkers Union, is one of many who ought to stand up and take a bow. He and his fellow Big Labor union bosses loudly opposed the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement, using their political muscle to keep the already-negotiated deal on ice in Congress and the White House for nearly five years. It's come at a massive cost to American workers' jobs. Gerard's native land put its...
  • Rick Perry's NAFTA Superhighway Problem

    08/12/2011 6:56:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2011 | Rachel Alexander
    Move over Mitt Romney. Rick Perry has a bigger problem to defend from his tenure as governor. Remember the NAFTA Superhighway project? It was to consist of a two-mile wide $184 billion transit system of toll roads, rail lines and utilities from the Texas-Mexico border all the way up to the Minnesota-Canadian border, to make it easier to ship foreign goods from China and other countries into North America. It became so unpopular in Texas that the Texas portion of it, called the Trans-Texas Corridor, was renamed and mostly disbanded a couple of years ago. Perry was the only gubernatorial...
  • Tea Party for FAIR Trade, no more Free Trade

    08/08/2011 7:37:26 PM PDT · by indianyogi · 75 replies
    Is this something Tea Party should take as a cause? Usually Republican party is for Free Trade, but its time we keep our jobs right here in this great country of ours. Can Tea Party change the conversation on trade issues?
  • (Trade) Deficit: The real problem, which neither party dares speak of.

    08/05/2011 6:57:24 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    There has been a lot of discussion recently about "the deficit". As if, there is only one deficit. The discussion presumes a problem is only a problem, if it is about government. Our (budget) deficit is about government, therefore liberal media and government types - who really only ever want to speak about themselves - focus on the budget deficit.
  • We don't need more taxes. We don't need more spending. We need American Jobs

    08/02/2011 5:03:19 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 20 replies
    Have we as a nation become unaware of the world? We were once the single most innovative, powerful manufacturing nation on Earth. In all of human history. We were the first to the moon. We have been a nation of leaders, pioneers and builders.
  • America's Last Major Athletic Shoe Manufacturer Can't Survive Free-Trade Agreement With Vietnam

    07/29/2011 8:29:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2011 | Gus Lubin
    Workers at the New Balance factory in Skowhegan, Maine fear a deluge of cheap shoes if President Obama signs a free-trade agreement with Vietnam and seven other countries. It is the last major athletic shoe factory in America. New Balance pays its workers upward of $10 an hour, plus benefits, while labor costs in China are about $1.50 an hour, and even less in Vietnam. The factory can only compete through protective tariffs. Washington Post's Peter Whoriskey explains: The shoe tariff, by pushing up the cost of importing shoes, means a pair of athletic shoes made in the Norridgewock factory...
  • New Balance struggles as last major athletic shoe brand still manufacturing in U.S.

    07/28/2011 11:07:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2011 | Peter Whoriskey
    The last major athletic shoe brand manufacturing in the United States is watching closely as the Obama administration negotiates a free-trade agreement with Vietnam and seven other countries, and it is unclear whether the company can stand up to a flood of shoes from overseas. NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — At the factory here owned by New Balance, the last major athletic shoe brand to manufacture footwear in the United States, even workers on the shop floor recognize that in purely economic terms, the operation doesn’t make sense. The company could make far more money if, like Nike and Adidas, it shifted...
  • Patent Reform Favors Corporations, Multinationals

    07/11/2011 5:00:30 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 24 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | July 5, 2011 | Andrea Hayley, Epoch Times Staff
    America’s 200-year-old patent system is about to be reformed, and the changes will cut out the very heart of innovation in this country, warn many independent inventors, small business owners, and manufacturers, angel investors and venture capitalists. “We are playing Russian roulette with the basis of the American economy, which is innovation,” said Kevin Kearns, president of the U.S. Business and Industry Council (USBIC). Critics say the reforms will devastate opportunities for the disruptive innovators of the future—the start-ups and independents who could invent the next iPhone challenger, for example. It will also promote the domination of patents, and patent...
  • The Fascist Stealth of Agenda 21

    06/26/2011 2:51:30 PM PDT · by hreardon · 32 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | June 25th, 2011 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    I didn’t even know about Agenda 21 until a couple of months ago. Did you know it has been around since 1992? It is quietly and stealthily being implemented throughout the United States and the world. And within its scope is contained some oldie but goody concerns that I have held for some time: confiscation of public lands by the government (the Wilderness Project), EPA over-regulation, population distribution and control and the list just keeps getting longer and scarier… Agenda 21 is a 40 chapter plan that lists a series of goals to be achieved globally. It is the global...
  • US to Lose Second Place in World Trade to India

    06/23/2011 7:27:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 129 replies
    CNBC ^ | 23 Jun 2011 | Patrick Allen
    In less than 40 years India will overtake the US as the world’s second-largest trading nation, pushing today's superpower into third place and Europe in to the little leagues, according to a new report by Citi. ... “Western Europe on the other hand, in 2010 by far the largest region in terms of trade with 34 percent of world trade — already down from 48 percent in 1990 — is expected to account for 19 percent of world trade by 2030 and 15 percent by 2050,” ... “Similar declines in relative trade shares as for Western Europe are projected for...
  • Did free trade destroy the british empire? Or was it big government?

    06/14/2011 11:03:45 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 43 replies
    I recently got into a discussion about free trade in which the other person was absolutely convinced that free trade destroyed the british empire. Which makes no sense. Who here remembers the post ww2 german years and the Wirtschaftswunder? As Reagan noted at the Brandenberg gate,(link below) free trade was an important part of the Wirtschaftswunder. Now, onto the flip side. Big government. It destroys everything. It destroyed the roman empire. Yes, the nazis were big government. Big government is currently destroying the United States under Barack Hussein Obama.(Mmm! Mmm! MMMM!!!) Now, the free trade doom and gloomers will routinely...
  • EDITORIAL: John Bryson, job destroyer

    06/10/2011 10:49:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2011 | The Washington Times
    President Obama’s pick to replace Gary F. Locke as commerce secretary faces an uphill Senate confirmation battle. Even before the White House handed in the name of John Bryson for the job, Senate Republicans had vowed to block any nominee over administration foot-dragging on free-trade agreements. The selection of this particular leftist for a business-outreach post is rallying the opposition. “I find Mr Bryson unacceptable as secretary of commerce for the United States, and I will work in opposition to his conformation,” said Sen. John Barrasso, vice chairman of the Republican Conference, to The Washington Times. Mr. Bryson co-founded the...
  • The US Economy Visualized in 10 Horrifying Economic Charts

    06/01/2011 7:14:04 AM PDT · by WILLIALAL · 52 replies
    KenCauley.com ^ | March 18, 2011 | Ken Cauley
    The America Family Association has organized ten powerful economic graphs that put financial facts and figures into visual form. Sometimes you can quote economic statistics to people until you are blue in the face and it won’t do any good, but when those same people see charts and pictures suddenly it all sinks in. As you examine the economic charts below, pay special attention to what has been happening to the U.S. economy over the last 30 or 40 years.
  • Profits Are Booming. Why Aren’t Jobs?

    05/31/2011 7:05:20 PM PDT · by khnyny · 467 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 8, 2011 | Michael Powell
    To gaze upon the world of American corporations is to see a sunny place of terrific profits and princely bonuses. American businesses reported that third-quarter profits in 2010 rose at an annual rate of $1.659 trillion, the steepest annual surge since officials began tracking such matters 60 years ago. It was the seventh consecutive quarter in which corporate profits climbed. Staring at such balance sheets, you might almost forget that much of the nation lives under slate-gray fiscal skies, a place of 9.4 percent unemployment and record levels of foreclosures and indebtedness. And therein lies the enduring mystery of this...
  • Idaho to be first Chinese state

    05/31/2011 8:02:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    The Examiner ^ | May 31, 2011 | Bill Turner
    Governor Butch Otter, in league with notorious Marxist, B. Hussein Obama, have hatched a plan to make Idaho the first Chinese owned state in America. Otter and company have named this Project 60. Sounds innocent enough, until you realize that Otter and his minions are afraid to call it what it is, globalization of America and surrender of sovereignty. If it were called that someone may want to charge Otter with sedition. Under B. Hussein Obama it has become increasingly difficult to do business in America, unless you are from a foreign nation. Idaho, under the stewardship of Governor Butch...
  • Free Trade Gives The Economy A Big Lift

    05/25/2011 6:36:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 25, 2011 | Staff
    Trade: A big order for Made-In-America aircraft briefly lifted stocks last week and, better yet, will create jobs. One source? Tiny Chile, a nation with a free trade treaty. What's that again about such pacts exporting U.S. jobs? Thursday, 10 orders for Boeing's most advanced aircraft were added to the U.S. aircraft maker's order book. Half of the 10 came from Germany's big Lufthansa airline, and the rest came from LAN, a relatively new airline based in small, faraway Chile. Besides the attention-getting rise in stocks, thousands of Americans will get jobs, not just at Boeing, but at its suppliers,...
  • Mexico Detains 513 People Crammed Into Two US-Bound Trucks

    05/17/2011 1:32:04 PM PDT · by crosshairs · 16 replies
    Fox News New York ^ | 5/17/11 | unknown
    TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico - Police on Tuesday detained 513 undocumented migrants from Latin America and Asia who were crammed into two trucks bound for the United States, prosecutors in southeast Mexico said. The migrants, from Latin America, Japan, China, India and Nepal, "were traveling in inhuman conditions" in the southeastern state of Chiapas, near the Guatemalan border, the local attorney general's office said in a statement. Police stopped the trucks, carrying 240 and 273 people, on the outskirts of state capital Tuxtla Gutierrez early Tuesday, after they accelerated through a vehicle scanner at a police checkpoint, the statement said. Officers...
  • A Free-Trade Fast One

    05/16/2011 7:48:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 16, 2011 | Staff
    Politics: Three days after Congress was told that stalled free-trade pacts were headed to a vote soon, the White House demanded new concessions before that would happen. How many times must the goal posts be moved? Nearly five years have passed since free-trade agreements with Colombia, South Korea and Panama have awaited just a vote in Congress. Some $10 billion in exports for American companies is awaiting, while about 380,000 American jobs stand to be lost if the pacts don't go through. Canada enacts its pact with Colombia on July 1, meaning the U.S. will lose a big chunk of...
  • A Free Trader Pulls the Race Card on Me

    05/01/2011 3:35:54 AM PDT · by central_va · 134 replies
    free republic ^ | May 1st, 2011 | self
    The Free Republic Free traders use every excuse in the book to defend the raping of America but never the race card, until now. This is a new low.They should go back to the bogus Smoot-Hawley lie, the race card is unbecoming. Here is the BS I got handed by a Free Trader: Odd....whenever people speak well or things positive of a European or a Western nation, no one ever becomes offended or put off by it. Or told that if the person thought it was so great, they should give up their US citizenship and move to that said...
  • China to Overtake U.S. as World Economic Power - Now What?

    04/28/2011 6:37:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    BNET ^ | 04/28/11 | Steve Tobak
    China to Overtake U.S. as World Economic Power - Now What? By Steve Tobak | April 28, 2011 Someday, China will overtake America as the world’s largest economy. That appears to be a safe bet. As for when it will happen, what are the implications, and what America’s political and corporate leaders should do about it, that’s a bit more complicated. Or is it? /snip In case anyone’s interested in my input on The Plan, I designate former Intel CEO Andy Grove, one of the most brilliant business and management minds in this great land, as my proxy. Grove thinks...
  • China-bashing Donald Trump's clothing line made in China

    04/27/2011 7:00:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Salon ^ | 04/27/2011 | Justin Elliott
    Donald Trump has emerged in recent years as the nation's foremost China basher, going after the Asian superpower for undervaluing its currency and for taking American manufacturing and jobs. So it's at least ironic -- and at most an example of gross hypocrisy -- that Trump's own line of men's wear, the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, is manufactured in China. I discovered this after walking from Salon's offices to the large Macy's in midtown Manhattan, where an entire section is devoted to the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection of suits and ties. This particular corner of the store is...
  • Korus - About to Be Sold Out for Foreign Interests Again

    04/22/2011 10:06:24 AM PDT · by David DeGerolamo · 2 replies
    http://ncrenegade.com/editorial/korus-about-to-be-sold-out-for-foreign-interests-again/ | 4/22/11 | David DeGerolamo
    The Korea-U.S. Free Trade agreement is being pushed through Congress with little fanfare but huge consequences to our trade and sovereignty. What do Walter Jones (R-NC) and Ron Paul (R-TX) have to say about this agreement: “This pact is a sneaky form of international preemption, undermining the critical checks and balances and freedoms established by the U.S. Constitution’s reservation of many rights to the people or state or government…[it] sets up foreign tribunals to which the United States must submit for judgment. We urge you to oppose President Obama’s Korea Agreement. --Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) & Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC)...
  • Rush: I need to school Trump on conservatism

    04/20/2011 4:21:01 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 160 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | April 20, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    'The mainstream base is not concerned with where Obama's birth certificate is'PALM BEACH, Fla. – Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh are two of America's best-known characters, but when it comes to articulating a truly conservative political message, Rush says he needs to take the Donald to school to get it right. "If Trump is serious about [running for president], I'm going to request a meeting," Limbaugh said today from his South Florida radio studio. "I'm gonna take him aside. I'm gonna say, 'Whoever is telling you about conservatism is misleading you a little bit.'" Trump has been making the rounds...
  • U.S. Pays To Upgrade Mexican Trucks

    04/12/2011 5:29:40 PM PDT · by freejohn · 18 replies
    In the latest effort to accommodate its cherished trade partner in the south, the U.S. government is paying to upgrade outdated Mexican trucks that hemorrhage illegal amounts of exhaust on their trips north to deliver merchandise.
  • Walmart returning to low prices. How about returning to Buy American?

    04/12/2011 6:52:43 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 68 replies
    (Buy American Vanity)
    Listening to the trusty news radio this morning, I heard that Walmart - after two years of attempting to upmarket against retail competition - will focus on pricing. Here's a thought, Walmart suits: