In the time it took you to read this message, your English-speaking democracy lost another $2,000,000 to the Chinese Communist Party — in trade deficits alone — and substantially more when reckoned in terms of freedom or grandchildren.

“Every country is renewed out of the ranks of the unknown, not out of the ranks of those already famous and powerful and in control.” — Woodrow Wilson in 1913

Inspiring — and when you change the word “renewed” to “destroyed” — it’s still true.

What are you doing with your time and money?

Chances are, you’re betraying an English-speaking democracy and you’re killing your own flesh-and-blood.

Have a nice day.

“U.S. Trade Deficit in Manufactures Surges by 19% in the Second Quarter, Chinese Surplus Up by 9%”

www.mapi.net/research/publications/us-trade-deficit-manufactures-surges

  • The deficit is heading toward $600 billion this year, or about half the size of domestic production, while most major Asian and European competitors are pursuing an export-led growth strategy centered on the technology-intensive manufacturing sector, with the United States playing a largely passive role as importer of last resort.

“Euro area international trade in goods surplus €16.8 bn”

www.epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/6-18082014-AP/EN/6-18082014-AP-EN.PDF

  • June 2014 gave a €16.8 billion surplus, compared with +€15.7 bn in June 2013.

“U.S. Exports Pivot Away from Asian Markets”

www.mapi.net/research/publications/us-exports-pivot-away-asian-markets

  • The need to pivot U.S. defense strategy toward Asia to balance the growing Chinese military capability has received much attention, but what are the geopolitical implications of the rapidly growing Chinese trade and related investment engagement in the region, as Chinese exports rise from tripling toward quadrupling U.S. exports?  Something for geopolitical experts to ponder.

Ignorantia legis neminem excusat.

Never much wiggle room here, and by simply adding the word “economic” — Ignorance of the economic law excuses no one — there’s even less.

In the time it took you to read this message, your English-speaking democracy lost another $2,000,000 to the Chinese Communist Party — in trade deficits alone — and substantially more when reckoned in terms of freedom or grandchildren.

Again, have a nice convenient day.

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“There’s Something Wrong With Me”
FFC #1098 of July 23, 2014

This essay isn’t about Nazis, but I can’t think of a better way to begin.

If something defies logic, then maybe there’s a reason.  Nobody can solve an emotional puzzle with logic, intellect.

(Haven’t you ever loved a person you swore must be crazy?)

I’ve known lots of people who, when they were young children, and learning about themselves from old children, learned and memorized this:

“There’s something wrong with me.”

There you have it.  They were wrong, of course, but there you have it anyway.

The shrinks might call it “low self-esteem” but it’s our country’s biggest problem.  Every compulsion and addiction — from overeating to serial murder — is rooted in this fundamental self-hatred.

Every exploitation and vulnerability, too.  How often do we make a purchase decision — or otherwise socially conform — to avoid the feeling, deeply subconscious, that “there’s something wrong with me”?

A hundred years ago, the typical German household was not what we Americans would think of as kid-friendly.  Humiliated German children grew into adult Nazis who saw themselves — their defective and vulnerable childhood selves — in their Jewish victims.  They symbolically exterminated their childhood selves, and thus completed the work of their childhood authority figures.

I know too many self-hating Americans — mostly good people of low self-esteem — who see themselves in their own children and grandchildren.

They are wrong, of course, but there you have it — and the reason their behavior defies logic.

Denying Historians: China’s Archives Increasingly Off-Bounds

“Denying Historians: China’s Archives Increasingly Off-Bounds”

http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/19/denying-historians-chinas-archives-increasingly-off-bounds

  • China has long complained about an anti-Beijing bias among Western scholars of the country, and has a clear interest in encouraging narratives it sees as correctives to foreign historians who are critical of the Communist Party.

“Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?”

– Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Our government is supposed to protect us from economic competitors. Our journalists are supposed to protect us from government.

We’re all supposed to be talking about Ferguson, so here you go:

Anything and everything about racism is about economics — always has been, always will be — no offense intended.

Moving along to the blatantly Orwellian:

“China posts record trade surplus, but domestic economy may lag”

www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/08/us-china-economy-trade-idUSKBN0G808N20140808

  • China’s buoyant exports pushed its trade surplus to a record [$47.3 billion] in July, fueling optimism global demand will help counter pressure on the domestic economy from a weakening property sector.  While manufacturing appears to have picked up in the world’s second-largest economy, unexpected weakness in the services sector this week has renewed concerns about the growth outlook.  The weak housing market remains China’s biggest risk, posing a drag on the broader economy and investor confidence.  Recovering global demand may not be enough to bolster a weak internal economy weighed by a cooling property sector and Beijing’s anti-corruption drive, suggesting policy support will likely continue to keep economic growth on track, analysts say.

“Export surge lifts China trade surplus to record high”

www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c9ba8bde-1ecb-11e4-9d7d-00144feabdc0.html

  • China recorded its biggest ever monthly trade surplus in July [$47.3 billion] as exports surged and imports contracted, suggesting stronger growth in American and European export markets is mitigating continued weakness in the domestic Chinese economy.
  • Given the various other tensions between the two countries and a lack of consensus over whether the renminbi is still undervalued, most analysts do not expect the US to make a big public issue about the surplus at this stage.

“News Analysis: China’s exports to benefit from U.S. economic growth”

[Xinhua link -- August 9, 2014]

  • Economists attributed the strong export figures mainly to further recovery in external demand.
  • The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 4 percent in the second quarter after unexpectedly shrinking in the first three months this year, reflecting positive contributions from personal consumption expenditures.
  • Over the long term, U.S. economists expressed optimism over the Chinese economy.

OK, enough of that.

This is better:

“American Pravda: Who Shot Down Flight MH17 in Ukraine?”

www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-who-shot-down-flight-mh17-in-ukraine

  • Yet it also appeared that neither he or any of the other American experts in his circle who apparently share his views had seen fit to publish their opinions in any of the numerous media outlets to which they have easy access, presumably for fear of being denounced and stigmatized as “conspiracy nuts.”  They may regard the possibility of an American military confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia as a terrible danger, but it pales compared to the horrifying risk that the 22-year-old bookers at MSNBC chat shows might decide to put a black mark next to their names.
  • The following day I lamented this cowardice of our intelligentsia to another prominent liberal academic with whom I’m friendly, and he immediately sent me the draft by a friend of his on that very topic that I am now greatly honored to publish.
  • For those readers who refuse to admit the possibility that our vaunted MSM might conceal such vital facts, consider the important point I made at the beginning of my 2013 article.  [See FFC #668]
  • In recent years, leading scholars have conclusively established that for a decade or two during the 1930s and 1940s, a small network of Communist spies quietly gained substantial control of our national government in Washington, DC, successfully diverting the actions of the United States to their own nefarious ends.  If our mainstream media had failed to notice or report that situation at the time and then spent the next half century ridiculing anyone who suggested this possibility, why should anyone believe that the media can be trusted on the question of who actually shot down Flight MH17 in Ukraine?  Our American Pravda indeed.
  • Going forward, the crucial unknown is whether our timorous media or even its ideological fringes, will begin to seriously report these issues, or whether they’ll all get into line just as they did during the WMD Hoax.

Our government is supposed to protect us from economic competitors.  Our journalists are supposed to protect us from government.

“The center of your democracy and of your culture is left without electric power for a few hours only, and all of a sudden crowds of American citizens start looting and creating havoc.”

– said Alexander Solzhenitsyn in 1978.

How could he have known?
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Echoing rust. Factory line.
Dead-child memory of another time.
The sign said this spot was USA—
Too young to know it didn’t have to be this way.

Sweat-stain genius, practical hands,
Built factories, built the goods, built the land.
First steps forgotten. History blind,
We’re connected to our roots by a credit line.

Wakening giant. Hunger and rice.
Caught the scent of our money, knew we wouldn’t fight.
Slippery giant. History wise.
Put down his guns, put on a friendly disguise.

We closed our eyes

And the Giant from the East woke up from a sleep, hunger for the heads of our young.
No suspicion of war, through the open door, manifest of Mao Tse-Tung.
Ulterior plans in the giant’s hands, steel cages hit our shores in a flood.
And all we received for a moment of greed was paid for with our children’s blood.

We gave up our future, families and friends.
Dollar to the giant, dollar never seen again.

Agreeable climate: pickpockets and noise.
The bankers jumped to the giant like little boys.
Economy experts selling their time,
But nothing made nothing. Can you spare a dime?

Productivity’s children sleeping in chains.
Giant kept our credit up, kept us entertained.
Fear-fallen children couldn’t say no.
Wouldn’t read label made in Chinese. Where did the money go?

Detoured discussion about manufacturing trade.
Instead we’re led to every trap the giant made.
The future decided at the giant’s store—
Took every dollar we had and loaned us money for more.

Who are we doing this for?

The Giant from the East, a billion-head beast, feeding on the hopes of our young.
No resemblance of war, through the open door, mannequins of Mao Tse-Tung.
Invisible plans in the giant’s hands, temptation hit our stores in a flood.
And all we received for bargains we believed was paid for with our children’s blood.

We traded in our future, families and friends.
Dollar to the giant, dollar never seen again.

Reckoning rust. Factory line.
Lost-dream memory of a better time.
All the signs say this choice was Made in USA—
Too numb to know it didn’t have to be this way.

© 2008 Robert Hall — Music By Robert Hall (ASCAP)

 
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Dear White House – Let me show you what your inner circle and corporate executives are not showing you.

I am going to fax this to you.

The original can be found here: http://keepamericaatwork.com/?p=99

Let me show you the state of the union.

boehner_reid_pocket_pool

Lets start with this and analyze it line by line.

2002 IRS – Made $113,000.00 that year working on a 1099 basis – The plan was to pay my taxes with 2003 income as I was making more and more money every year. In February 2003 I suddenly found myself unemployable forever thanks to the offshoring of the software jobs and the importation of visa holders. Before interest, the amount owed was around $25,000.00

2005 IRS –  Made around $70,000.00 that year on a W-2 where taxes were taken out, but not enough

2007 IRS – Made $9,451.23 selling real estate on a commission basis

2011 IRS – Made $19,046.00 on unemployment

Taxes – 2002 was my fault – the rest I’m blaming on lack of opportunity as I have the skills, but I can’t get interviewed, let alone hired, and a lot of it is because of age discrimination which is illegal, but apparently not enforced by our EEOC.

Maine Child Support – Guilty as charged. I’ve been trying to find a way to pay it in full since 1995 and I was almost there in 2003 when I suddenly found myself unemployable and the years since 2003 without steady employment have made it much worse.

NELNET – Student loans taken while participating in the VRAP program. You can click here to see what the VRAP program was. Of particular interest to me is this part, which is why I participated as I had the hope that the Dept of Labor and the Dept of Veterans Affairs could open doors that were closed to me.

vrap

Sadly, when I wrote the Dept of Veterans Affairs, their reply was that I needed to contact the Dept of Labor for employment assistance.

When I do that, they refer me to the Texas Workforce Commission who shows me what jobs are available.

Folks, I KNOW what jobs are available.

I apparently need somebody to bust open some doors that are closed.

Anyway, here is a copy of my diploma for those wondering whether I graduated or not.

vjb_transcripts

 

I bring all of this up for a reason President Obama.

It has come to my attention that corporate executives are allowing their greed to outweigh their love of country and that they are being downright unpatriotic in their demands, so I wanted to show you some data that you are probably not aware of.

Click to zoom in

Click to zoom in

As you can see, the Computer and Mathematical Occupations have been hit especially hard as of 2013 as nearly 7 1/2 percent of Americans have been forced out of this field by corporations importing H-1B visa holders.

The data that I have analyzed only accounts for around 442,000 records.

However if we look at the government reports, we find double that which means 25% or more Americans may have been forced out of this career field and going through the hardships that I am experiencing.

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Is this really the future that we want to leave your children, and my children with President Obama?

Do we really want to force Americans out of our best paying jobs and into a life of destitution.

Trust me, contrary to what your inner circle is telling you, we are NOT finding similar or better paying jobs.

I have personally been turned down for entry level jobs at the local veterans hospital in Kerrville as not being qualified.

Same thing for the higher paying jobs that I did for decades.

It appears to be because I do not know anybody who can open the doors, and private industry ignores my applications leaving me only one alternative that I do not want to contemplate.

This sir, is the state of the union in America.

 

What would you do if your livelihood was sent offshore, or visa holders were imported to replace you?

Food for thought.

It came to my attention today that the reason no one would do business with me is because I have never been successful or stuck with it.

Which makes me wonder.

If your work, or the business that provided your income was suddenly made illegal, or sent offshore, or worse yet, visa holders were imported to replace you because at the age of 45, or 55, somebody that doesn’t even know you has decided that you are too old to do what you have spent your life doing.

What would that do to you?

Would you find yourself with nothing?
What would you do when your debt load was such that you could not pay it and provide a roof over your head, or food on the table by taking a minimum wage job?
What would you do when that minimum wage job said “I can’t hire you because you have made too much money in the past, and you won’t stay when times get better”?

Since you could find no job, would you not try and claw your way back up by starting a business even though you had no operating capital to do so?

Even knowing that the odds were impossible?

After all, isn’t that the American way?

Perhaps your definition of success needs more thought?

trust me, I spent most of my life in the top ten percent of jobs in America, and I did it starting out with a humble ranching community background.

And I could do it again if I could just get back to work, or you would do business with me.

Here is my definition of success.

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

http://www.theodore-roosevelt.com/trsorbonnespeech.html