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08-19-2006, 11:42 AM
China is opening factories in Viet Nam, where a worker earns fifty dollars a month. The rule of globalization is any item will be produced where it can be made at the lowest cost,and be of the same quality. Mean while,back on the ranch,the United States just realized there is a shortage of skilled workers. Not enough workers,can you believe that,maybe a connection to all the jobs that got shipped out.Did you see where the Chinese Ambasador to England,said the United States should "shut up"
08-19-2006, 12:30 PM
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The rule of globalization is any item will be produced where it can be made at the lowest cost,and be of the same quality. <hr /></blockquote>
This is true only in theory. Have you seen the cheap imitations coming out of China these days? Check your local dollar stores. They're all over the damn place.
On a larger scale, a good example would be the BCA Trade Show, where they had to ban cameras because the Chinese (mostly) were taking detailed photos of various pool tables, cues, etc, then duplicating the design and selling them cheaper---only one problem---the quality was, and is, CRAP.
Oh, by the way, do you know who buys the CRAP? Check out your local illegal immigrants.
08-19-2006, 10:28 PM
I can't agree with you. We are putting our efforts in the Middle East,and taking a beating in the rest of the World. And I have a feeling we haven't seen a tenth of the economic fall out from Bush,and the no plan administration. Bush is wrong,on every issue,at least we have the new law requiring proof of citizenship before you can receive federal aid through the states. Churches are starting to promote political candidates,so its time they start paying taxes. Bush says Iraq is the key to fighting terrorists. So far none of the terrorists have been from Iraq. Go figure.
08-21-2006, 04:39 AM
Drop1 that is the Republican strategy, we are strong on anti Terrorism. They have assembled the largest group of incompent administrators this country has ever seen. Of course they blend right in with the Pres/Vice Pres so it is hard for them to stand out.
It is all smoke and mirrors.####
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Did you see where the Chinese Ambasador to England,said the United States should "shut up" <hr /></blockquote> That is outrageous. He must have pissed off the libs twice with that quote. Everyone knows he really only meant for the libs to shut up (about outsourcing) and his speech was not pleasing to the liberals who value politically correct speech (they need it or they go crying to their mommies about the mean chinese bully).
08-21-2006, 06:57 AM
While I'm concerned as can be about global goings on, I'm also very concerned about the quality of life in our country. The bar has been dropping lower and lower. I see it in my community, from loud music being played at any time and in any place, to local stores being replaced by dollar stores. The other day I went to a huge flea market that was known for quality items. I hadn't been there in years and I was totally shocked to see it had turned into row after row of cheaply made goods from China. I asked one of the old vendors what happened to the place and he said he couldn't compete with the prices so he had to join them and start selling the cheaply made junk.
This is the kind of stuff that I worry about. OUR QUALITY OF LIFE IS SINKING, and I have news for you....It's not George Bush's fault.
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote eg8r:</font><hr> Did you see where the Chinese Ambasador to England,said the United States should "shut up" <hr /></blockquote> That is outrageous. He must have pissed off the libs twice with that quote. Everyone knows he really only meant for the libs to shut up (about outsourcing) and his speech was not pleasing to the liberals who value politically correct speech (they need it or they go crying to their mommies about the mean chinese bully).
eg8r <hr /></blockquote>
As usuual, you are COMPLETLY WRONG!
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Top Chinese Diplomat Tells US to 'Shut up' on Arms Spending
by H. Josef Hebert
China's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, throwing diplomatic language to the wind, has told the United States in no uncertain terms to "shut up and keep quiet" on the subject of Beijing's growing military spending.
Interviewed for a BBC radio programme on the topic Thursday, Sha Zukang also said China would "do the business" and sacrifice its own people's lives if any nation supported a declaration of independence by Taiwan.
Responding to jitters within the Bush administration about Beijing's spiraling military budget, Sha said the United States itself accounts for half of the entire world's military spending.
"The China population is six times or five times that of the United States," he said. "Why blame China?... It's better for the US to shut up and keep quiet. It's much, much better."
His voice rising, Sha continued: "It's the US's sovereign right to do whatever they deem good for them -- but don't tell us what is good for China. Thank you very much!"
Sha was equally explicit on Taiwan declaring independence with US backing -- a prospect that the BBC programme, by former Beijing correspondent Carrie Gracie, called the motivating factor behind Chinese military spending.
"The moment Taiwan declares independence, supported by whoever, China will have no choice," he said.
"We will do the business through whatever means available to my government. Nobody should have any illusions on that. We will do the business at any cost."
He added: "It's not a matter of how big Taiwan is, but for China, one inch of the territory is more valuable than the life of our people. We will never concede on that."
China's rising military spending, which has grown by double digits for much of the last 15 years, has caused concern in the United States and amongst China's neighbors in Asia.
In March the National People's Congress (parliament), largely a rubber-stamp for decisions taken at the top level of the Chinese Communist Party, approved a 14.7-percent increase in military spending to 35 billion dollars (27 billion euros) this year.
Although this is paltry compared to the 419 billion dollar (325 billion euro) US defense budget in 2006, the Pentagon last year estimated that China's defense spending was two to three times the publicly announced figure.
Nothing to do with the Libs or Dems.
This is just an example of how GW has weakened America. He has to borrow money from the Chinese to finance the US deficit [ and his war ] so he can't be too mouthy and they know it.
The Chinese can now directly influence the US economy just by threatening to dump their $ reserves![ By 2010 they alone might be holding $1.4 trillion.]
Gayle in MD
08-21-2006, 09:30 AM
Timothy Carney has written a book which every one of us should read before we ever go back into the Voting Booth! The book is an indepth review of our Corporate Fascist Pigs, and their partners in crime, Big Government. BTW, it is not a partisan book, and takes both republicans and democrats to task for the decline in America's middle class, (Greatly assisted by Bushanomics) Our declining standard of living, and the fascist threats presently growing out of the relationship between big government, and big business.
Gayle in Md.
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Nothing to do with the Libs or Dems.
<hr /></blockquote> Yeah right. When was the last time you heard a Rep complaining about military spending. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
08-21-2006, 12:00 PM
You still don't get it dude. Its no longer about our one party system,with good guys,and bad guys,it is about solutions for a planet,that is dying,its about bully nations,that would destroy the world,rather than give up an inch of land,"China vs Taiwan" its about people being products,"U.S.consumer",its about religions being perverted by hate,rather than love,its about the future of all the people of all the world,not just the rock you sit on.
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Drop1:</font><hr> You still don't get it dude. Its no longer about our one party system,with good guys,and bad guys,it is about solutions for a planet,that is dying,its about bully nations,that would destroy the world,rather than give up an inch of land,"China vs Taiwan" its about people being products,"U.S.consumer",its about religions being perverted by hate,rather than love,its about the future of all the people of all the world,not just the rock you sit on. <hr /></blockquote>
Drop relax the antichrist will settle this soon. according to my star charts (which will be avalible soon for a small fee and come with a new new testament)the antichrist will appear first to the NeoCons and then the brave liberals and they will be as one., all will be right in the world...
08-21-2006, 12:24 PM
Can I order one now,with ten exciting poses of the Virgin Mary?
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You still don't get it dude. <hr /></blockquote> There nothing to question, did you not see the smiley face?
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