Monday, December 08, 2003

pinions of buddy don:
over thar, over thar, send our jobs, send our troops, over thar!

mayhap tiz one of the rules of capitalism that adam smith dint git a chants to splain cumpletely, but seems lack lust fer profit dont leave no room fer inny other cunsidderayshun. tuther day i wuz ritin bout how minny jobs in my industry, witch i wurk in fine ants on wall street, wuz bein 'off shored,' witch that means sending the jobs over to sumbidy elses cuntry on a counta how they dont pay thar folk verr well. profit goes up all rite, but consumer buyin power has to go down n when ye thank bout it, the entire economy is lack as not to follow that buyin powers downwurd spiral.

one result is that they aint makin etch-a-sketch toys over in bryan ohio lack they had been a'doin fer the past 40 years on a counta ye kin git yer chinese wurkers to doot fer less money.

corse, it probly makes sense to start sendin the jobs over thar on a counta we need em to be prosperus sos they kin hep pay fer our budget deficit, witch theys happy to do fer a profit n fortchunately, the chinese are close friens that we kin trust:

Beijing has expressed mounting anger in recent weeks at what it says is a push by Taiwan's popularly elected president toward independence. China and the self-ruled island split amid civil war in 1949, but the communist mainland claims it as Chinese territory.

In response, Beijing has threatened war, possibly trying to push Washington to use its influence as Taiwan's military protector to rein in Chen. Wen is expected to lobby President Bush on this issue when they meet in Washington later this week.

tiz the way of the worl. fer instunts, ye dun seen how we aint gut no cumpunkshuns bout sellin innythang to innybidy, not even weppons to saddam hussain:

In 1984, with the Iran-Iraq war growing more brutal by the day, Rumsfeld was in Baghdad for meetings With Saddam Hussain. On the day of his visit, March 24th, UPI reported from the UN Mustard gas laced with a nerve agent has been used on Iranian soldiers of war between Iran and Iraq, a team of U.N. experts has concluded...

Five years before Saddam Hussein's now infamous 1988 gassing of the Kurds, a key meeting took place in Baghdad that would play a significant role in forging close ties between Saddam Hussein and Washington. It happened at a time when Saddam was first alleged to have used chemical weapons. The meeting in late December 1983 paved the way for an official restoration of relations between Iraq and the US, which had been severed since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

 or trainin to osama bin laden:

"We funded him, we and the Saudis," said Glynn Wood, professor of international policy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. "He was not seen as any kind of threat until Desert Storm."

Pakistani investigative journalist Ahmed Rashid reported recently that the CIA funded an underground arms depot, training facility and medical center that bin Laden helped build in 1986 near the Pakistan border. There bin Laden set up his first training camp.

Rep. Doug Bereuter, R-Neb., likened the situation to the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, where the United States aided a future adversary, Saddam Hussein.

n luckily fer us, sendin all them jobs overseas jes looks bad when as everbidy knows, tiz a win win situwayshun:

Benefits Across the Board
The most obvious benefits of offshoring accrue to businesses and English-speaking destination countries. Lower wages in foreign countries translate into significant savings and, often, improved quality. A software developer in the U.S., for example, costs $60 an hour whereas one in India only costs $6 an hour. This and other benefits could translate to a net impact of a 50 percent increase in profits for American businesses.

Destination countries see increased investment and job creation through offshoring. India, for example, gains in net benefit at least 33 cents for every dollar of spend offshored to its country.

Impact on America
While Forrester, a technology research and trend analysis firm, predicts the loss of some 3.3 million jobs to offshoring in the U.S. by 2015, MGI's [McKinsy Global Institute] analysis shows that America has much more to gain.

mayhap thangs will be better once we git that free democratic gummint set up over in iraq, witch at lease we gut eggsperience settin up gummints that does whut we need em to:

SOON after the C.I.A. installed him as president of Guatemala in 1954, Col. Carlos Castillo Armas visited Washington. He was unusually forthright with Vice President Richard M. Nixon. "Tell me what you want me to do," he said, "and I will do it."

What the United States wanted in Guatemala -- and in Iran, where the C.I.A. also deposed a government in the early 1950's -- was pro-American stability. In the long run, though, neither Colonel Castillo Armas nor his Iranian counterpart, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, provided it. Instead, both led their countries away from democracy and toward repression and tragedy.

makes me proud to see how the good ole usa is sharin our jobs n technolgy n army n democracy with the res of the worl!

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