FREE TRADE: CHEAP LABOR & EXPENSIVE RECALLS
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"The measure of the wealth of a nation is indicated by the measure of its protection of its industry; the measure of the poverty of a nation is marked by the degree in which it neglects and abandons the care of its own industry, leaving it exposed to the action of foreign powers." Congressman Henry Clay, 1824
In my October 10, 2007, column I covered the list of young girls who have already died from taking the HPV vaccine and the thousands of cases already being reported from severe adverse affects. Should one wonder where the ingredients for these vaccines are coming from? I also listed more dangerous drugs the Federal Drug Administration, aka, the Federal Death Administration, has pulled because people are dying or suffering massive stokes and heart attacks. All drugs the Federal Death Administration, pimps for the mega billionaire pharmaceutical houses, said were safe. One of these days I would love to see doctors by the thousands file a class action law suit against the FDA over the treaty issue and jurisdiction. Not to mention their, oppressive, tyrannical tactics and persecution of doctors who practice alternative medicine and for the FDAs banning certain natural supplements that we know are safe, but cut into the profits of these big pharma houses.
As constitutional attorney, Larry Becraft, pointed out in his June 12, 2004, column, the FDA derives their jurisdiction from international treaties:
"The power of the DEA to control "bad" drugs such as opium and cocaine is constitutionally indistinguishable from the similar power of the FDA to control other "drugs" such as Vitamin B and shark cartilage. If the DEA is a treaty-based federal agency, is it not possible that so is the FDA? As you might expect, the authority of the FDA arises from a 1906 international Agreement for Unification of Pharmacopeial Formulas for Potent Drugs.
"There are other examples of treaties being used to provide jurisdiction for federal crimes. Of course, Congress completely lacks delegated authority to control prostitution within the states. In summary, it is quite clear that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, DEA and FDA are treaty-based federal agencies. Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress has the power to make criminal four types of conduct: treason, counterfeiting, piracies and felonies on the high seas, and offenses against the laws of nations. Very few people discuss which precise federal crimes fall within the category of offenses against the laws of nations and it would be very beneficial if we knew which crimes were of this type. Obviously, the criminal provisions of the federal gambling laws and the federal drug laws can be but one thing: offenses against the law of nations."
Now, you tell me how it is an offense against Spain, Peru or Finland if I want to take Vitamin B-17? You tell me how it is an offense against Ireland, Saudi Arabia or South Africa if Dr. Smith wants to prescribe natural supplements or a certain procedure with a patient's permission? Instead, hundreds of good, decent, AMA trained doctors have been sent to prison for being healers instead of pill pushers. On top of that, we have the insidious Codex guidelines, global of course. Updates here. This is another area where Congress has sold out the American people for BIG campaign donations from the pharmaceutical companies who do good on one hand, but on the other, they have allowed greed to kill Americans.
Next we're seeing these massive recalls of products from Communist China. I'm one of those who fought against NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement (No American Factories Taking Jobs) because so many of us knew what was going to happen: the total gutting of our most important job sectors which provided good jobs, good pay and job security. Here we are 12 years down the road with massive trade imbalances, MILLIONS of jobs lost - all for cheap labor for corporations who dumped on American workers. What a bargain. Cheap, you say? Go to Macy's or other department stores like Sears or Neiman Marcus and compare some rag on the hanger from commie China, commie Hong Kong or Bangladesh and it is equal to or MORE than the same or similar garment made here in America. Go ahead and compare, I have. Maybe you can get some sweats or tees at China (Wal) Mart cheaper, but either we support America first or we will not survive.
Gifts from the East. Poisoned pet food that has killed dozens of beloved dogs. Seafood full of dangerous antibiotics. Toothpaste tainted with, love this one - an ingredient in antifreeze. Automobile tires missing a key safety component. Toys from Communist China slicked with a date rape drug; see details here. A new addition to my Made in America section on my web site, America's Business To Consumers Incorporated (USAB2C), has a section on these recalls you should check out and don't forget to communicate these important recalls with friends, family and especially elderly parents who might not be on-line. This is an excellent site. How about dangerous prescription drugs being consumed by you and/or your family? It is a huge counterfeiting operation from guess where? Communist China and this is NOT an isolated case.
Of course, there's no malice or intent by the companies in China, a Godless, communist country, putting a date rape drug in toys to be sold in America. It's all just a mistake, not enough 'quality control.' Right. This factory is making toys for children in America and somehow large quantities of a date rape drug just happens to be in the work area where toys are being mass produced? Let's not forget the million or so dogs and cats skinned ALIVE by "businessmen" in Communist China every year who take the fur and put it in sweaters, parks and doll clothes which gets shipped and sold illegally here in the U.S. Details and video here. Don't eat before you watch it. The next time you buy a $75 dollar sweater or $250.00 ski parka for a Christmas gift from Communist China, there's a good chance it has dog or cat fur from a poor little creature skinned alive. Don't believe those labels because they're lying.
Mattel and other manufacturers sold out the American people who built their mega corporations by closing plants and factories here in the U.S. They went to commie countries like China for cheap labor. Big dividend checks and mega million dollar annual salaries for the CEOs. Well, now it's coming home to roost because someone will have to pay the massive bucks involved with these recalls and lawsuits. If the corporations selling these recalled products lower their price in an effort to boost sales, those dividend checks to Americans who care only about money and not what's right for America, won't be happy. They can raise the cost of these crappie toys or the tooth paste to try and recover some of the enormous costs of recalls and that will have to be passed along to the consumer. All the way around, it's a losing proposition. Cheap labor has suddenly become quite expensive. How about a pair of cheap flip flops from Wal Mart? Might want to look at these pictures first.
Since NAFTA went into effect, we have lost MILLIONS of critical manufacturing, industrial and agricultural jobs. While enriching foreign governments and keeping people in other countries employed, we have been reduced to a service oriented country that is no longer self-sustaining. We MUST turn this around, but it won't be easy or without pain. Retailers are already worried, as well they should be, that this will be a dismal 'holiday season'. The sub prime melt down is just the tip of the iceberg. Two million Americans will lose their homes by next summer, car repos are running record numbers as well as credit card defaults and as one recent head line read: 'The last dead bull on Wall Street'; the news is going to get worse. Then you have Americans like me who refuse to buy made in Communist China which also hurts the economy.
Washington Times, December 6, 1993, accurately reflect Sir Goldsmith's statements during the hearings, which I watched on C-SPAN: "The late billionaire, French financier, Sir James Goldsmith, warned America during the Ernest Hollings committee hearings on "free" trade: "Global free trade will force the poor of the rich countries to subsidize the rich in poor countries. What GATT means is that our national wealth, accumulated over centuries, will be transferred from a developed country like Britain to developing countries like Communist China, now building it's first ocean going navy in 500 years."
"China, with its 1.2 billion people, three Indochinese states with 900 million, the former Soviet republics with some 300 million, and many more can supply skilled labor for a fraction of Western costs. Five dollars in Communist China is the equivalent of a $100 wage in Europe." It is quite amazing that GATT is sowing the seeds for global social upheaval and that it is not even the subject of debate in America....If the masses understood the truth about GATT, there would be blood in the streets of many capitals. A healthy national economy has to produce a large part of its own needs. It cannot simply import what it needs and use it's labor force to provide services for other countries."
"We have to rethink from top to bottom why we have elevated global free trade to the status of sacred cow, or moral dogma. It is a fatally flawed concept that will impoverish and destabilize the industrialized world while cruelly ravaging the Third World."
Sir Goldsmith could see into the future, only it's been far worse than he predicted. Let's not forget what those dollars you're sending to Communist China are buying: "And red star rising. We're exporting our wealth to China. Beijing is using that money to build up its military. Former U.S. ambassador to China, James Lilley, is our guest.' Lou Dobbs show, December 15, 2004. Communist China our friends? How about their espionage against us? See here.
The Christmas buying season starts the day after Thanksgiving. Many people like me don't participate. Oh, Christmas is a beautiful time of the year. I've spent it in the snow on ski trips and in fine weather in California. Wonderful music and most important, a time to be with family. However, I convinced my family 7-8 years ago that even you believe our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, was born on December 25th, which I don't, why are we buying everyone birthday presents when it isn't my birthday or theirs? We settled on a compromise: kids up to pre-teen in the family would still get gifts. No, Bah humbug, just what our family worked out. No more of my 80 year old mom dealing with the stress of the shopping and then long lines at the post office.
I would like to offer up some alternative ideas if you want to support our fellow Americans and American jobs this Christmas season. Two years ago, we gave my niece's son (7) and daughter (5) a one year family subscription to the Natural History Museum in Las Vegas where they live. Jody and Alexia were thrilled and mom and dad took them once a month, which meant our gift, cost $45.00, went on all year and put money into the local economy. Last year, we gave them (along with my niece and her husband) two tickets to the big I-MAX theater in Vegas where they saw wonderful, educational, clean shows for their age groups, 6 & 8. They also received tickets to see the white tigers at one of the big casinos. Now, don't get riled up. There is an entrance to this tiger exhibit that bypasses the casino area so the kids weren't exposed. Christa said they had a wonderful time. This keeps money in the local economy and the three events made our gift one that kept on giving. I'm still thinking about this year, but it will be something local and will give them wonderful memories of time spent with mom and dad doing something fun. The cost of these gifts was less than some of these plastic pieces of garbage they calls toys or violent computer games that keep children in the house glued to a screen.
Money is tight for an awful lot of Americans, so make it a family gift instead of individuals. I bought a new coffee maker when we moved into our home in West Texas in June 2006. I purchased my Krup over the Internet; it's made here in Texas. Now, you can buy this great coffee maker at stores like HEB. Cost: $75.00. Yes, I could have bought some cheap model at Wal Mart for $35 bux or something, but I will not sell out my fellow Americans; my Krup will last for years and the coffee is de-lic-ious. If your mom and dad want a new coffee maker and you have a couple of siblings, make it a family gift. My husband recently needed new house slippers. Ten years ago I purchased Made in America sheep skinned ones in Colorado; cost was about $69.00. Ten years worth of wear. I found a retail store in Colorado Springs on the Internet who sold these slippers and ordered them a few weeks ago getting ready for winter. Cost was $70.00, but I know they will last a long time vs some cheap pair from commie China and the cost works out to about $7./year not including the tax and shipping. You can do the same if dad or grandpa needs a new pair this Christmas, just make it a family gift from all the kids or grand kids and that way you spread out the cost of the gift. [See Ron Paul and Edwin Vieira in the new DVD "Fiat Empire"]
You would be surprised how many nice gifts you can get at a health food store like Whole Foods or Trader Joe's; fabulous soaps made from natural sources from around the country. Books that Americans need to read. How about new cookware? If you've never cooked with cast iron, you're missing out and you can get the best from Promised Land Products as well as other organic items; I know because I purchased my set from them. How about ladies hats, sweaters, jeans, toys (yes, toys!), candles, tee shirts, hunter's needs, sleeping bags, school supplies, garden supplies, you name it - more than 20,000 items - all made in America.
The more we buy American, the more meaningful, good paying jobs we create for our country. Isn't that worth a little extra effort?
Of course, Jesus is the reason for the season and I wish everyone a safe and blessed Christmas.
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I would like to offer up some alternative ideas if you want to support our fellow Americans and American jobs this Christmas season.