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Trump helps to alienate The Globe as Europe Aligns With The SCO

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posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 04:46 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: ZIPMATT

I recall the old conservative concern that the US needed to fight globalism. That we should take care of ourselves and not the world. That we should depend upon our own manufacturing and export export export.
Globalists are international corporations. For decades they built their wealth based on simple factors. Manufacture as cheaply as possible and push all the sales they could upon the American consumer. That was the role the American public played in the international market place for most of our lives. The American consumer would buy just about any cheap trinket and bauble that sparkled for them. The American public were a cog in this wheel.

We lived high on the hog, buying inexpensive clothes and toys and things that were based on the exploitative wages and work conditions of other countries and made those international corporations rich. Now they no longer need American consumers. We are being tossed under the bus by these cabals and Trump will not save us. He will jocky and squirm to cut out as much of a piece of the pie for himself and his companies as he can as the international economic conditions continue to evolve into a one world economic structure resembling the feudal systems of the past.



We need to understand that corporations follow the path of highest profit. How the hell did it ever come to making things on the other side of the planet the cheapest method? If we do not control that current then manufacturing goes to China, and of course China been manipulating that for many decades to make it happen.

As you said, we pay cheap prices on the blood and sweat of others without a care as long as we get my consumer products. IF we made it cheaper to have things produced here at home BUT cost goes up a little it is still the path of highest profit and manufacturing comes home.




posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 04:50 PM
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originally posted by: Blarneystoner


No... I didn't call you simple minded... you chose to put yourself in that category.... and then confirmed it with a standard "Hillary lost" reply... good for you buddy... 2 for 2.


You replied directly to me and put that suggestion in your reply, then you suggest it again with my assumption....lol OK whatever

The whole Hillary lost thing is baffling to me too. I think it's all about her 100% victory up to the point she lost and the left need answers and the only answer they have now is liberals are smart and conservatives are dumb. Just seems like the meme lately to explain everything to themselves..lol



Oh and here... let me address the rest of your post.... "even 700% tariffs against America." That's the most ridiculous uneducated thing I've read today here on ATS... and that includes the "Water is Not Essential to Life" thread.


I stand corrected I missed type...I meant 270% feel better now?


edit on 12-7-2018 by Xtrozero because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

The US had it good for a decade or so after WWII. The rest of the industrialized world was decimated while third world countries were still agricultural. Corporations in the US produced for the entire world. With all the post war work available in the here, US workers could shop around for higher paying jobs and form unions to strike for better wages and conditions.

Slowly the corporations from the US began to seek lower costs and much of that came at the expense of workers wages and conditions in plants overseas, that and other foreign manufacturing picking up the slack.

Those high wages in the US continued even as manufacturing declined and went off shore, hence that period where high wages at home meant excess cash to by the cheap good from abroad.

And yes, China exploited that gap. So many still think that China is a communist country. To me even if they ever were what they are now is one big corporation with central planning all under the auspicious of Xi as CEO

I think one of our big mistakes was believing that American corporations were loyal to America, that they held the same principles as we Americans did. Buy American for one. Those American corporations tossed that one away long ago and we are paying for it now.



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 05:37 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero

originally posted by: Blarneystoner


No... I didn't call you simple minded... you chose to put yourself in that category.... and then confirmed it with a standard "Hillary lost" reply... good for you buddy... 2 for 2.


You replied directly to me and put that suggestion in your reply, then you suggest it again with my assumption....lol OK whatever

The whole Hillary lost thing is baffling to me too. I think it's all about her 100% victory up to the point she lost and the left need answers and the only answer they have now is liberals are smart and conservatives are dumb. Just seems like the meme lately to explain everything to themselves..lol



Oh and here... let me address the rest of your post.... "even 700% tariffs against America." That's the most ridiculous uneducated thing I've read today here on ATS... and that includes the "Water is Not Essential to Life" thread.


I stand corrected I missed type...I meant 270% feel better now?



1.4% average on 30% of the total amount of imported goods into the US. Look it up.



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 05:41 PM
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originally posted by: Blarneystoner


1.4% average on 30% of the total amount of imported goods into the US. Look it up.


Just like the word "power" I do not think I used the word "average" either, so I'm not sure what you are trying to correct in either case... lol



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 05:51 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire

I think one of our big mistakes was believing that American corporations were loyal to America, that they held the same principles as we Americans did. Buy American for one. Those American corporations tossed that one away long ago and we are paying for it now.


Corps are non-emphatic that follow the river current of profit. Change the current and they mindlessly change, doesn't matter if the profit is more or less as long as it is the highest at that point in time. So the ones to blame is just ourselves for letting China control the current.



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 06:52 PM
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originally posted by: mikell
And then they gave him what he asked for


No they didn't. Trump asked for 2% GDP or he'd withdraw, NATO said F-off and the original 2014 agreement stands - he just lied about the whole thing during his press conference as always.

From the sounds of things , he was lucky to escape a black eye from Merkel after he refereed to her on first name terms, causing the room to be cleared of all but key leaders so he could be bollocked and reminded of basic rules of etiquette.

He was already on thin ice after confusing UK PM Therersa May with porn star Teresa May on twitter, within hours of landing he's said May's Brexit is crap and tried to tell her how to do it, that Boris Johnson should be PM, US trade with the EU is off the table, US won't trade with UK under current deal to avoid trading with EU which forces the UK into the most disastrous 'no deal' scenario.

www.bbc.co.uk...



Wonder what bull# or gross insults to 'allied' Heads of State he'll make up tomorrow. He's on a roll.



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 06:52 PM
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impeachment impeachment


No President has ever earned impeachment as much as Trump. Why do you think Dumbass Guliani said he was there to try to prevent impeachment?



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

I don't think we disagree here Xtro, you are more concise than I. We have let China control the current by our inability to ween ourselves from frivolous materialism.



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 09:43 PM
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a reply to: ZIPMATT

Trump is clearly doing this deliberately.

Either he's mad or just doing Putin's agenda without any kind of trying to hide it.

It may be that he's mad and doing Putin's bidding, there not mutually exclusive.

Trump's clearly a mental case, and there's clear proof he's deliberately destroying America!



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 09:48 PM
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Trump is equivalent to a five of a kind

He’s insane

He’s stupid

He’s a traitor

He’s an illegitimate president

And he’s a puppet of the Deep state



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

I believe you are wrong, wrong, and wrong. Merkel has terminated Germany's coal subsidies. So, their coal industry is going down the shaft. After Fukashima, they shut down all of their nuclear reactors. Solar and wind energies are interruptable power sources, so you cannot count on them, in the dead of winter.

Me thinks that the Germans are counting on Poland to act as their shield, if Russian Troops come out of Russia, proper.



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 10:50 PM
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originally posted by: carpooler
a reply to: Xtrozero

I believe you are wrong, wrong, and wrong. Merkel has terminated Germany's coal subsidies. So, their coal industry is going down the shaft. After Fukashima, they shut down all of their nuclear reactors. Solar and wind energies are interruptable power sources, so you cannot count on them, in the dead of winter.

Me thinks that the Germans are counting on Poland to act as their shield, if Russian Troops come out of Russia, proper.



No nukes...sucks to be them then...more more more (see 3 too) dependent on Russia...



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 11:12 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell
Trump is equivalent to a five of a kind

He’s insane

He’s stupid

He’s a traitor

He’s an illegitimate president

And he’s a puppet of the Deep state


President Trump is none of the above. You are just a lowly democrat; party of the poor, dependent, and ostracized. Angry that we do not care about you or your well-being. Lashing out because in a free society you are broken.



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 04:41 PM
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a reply to: ArmyOf

What the hell kind of party runs on a slogan of 'We don't care about you or your well-being!'?

Good thing you aren't a campaign manager!



posted on Jul, 14 2018 @ 08:37 AM
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originally posted by: ArmyOf

originally posted by: Willtell
Trump is equivalent to a five of a kind

He’s insane

He’s stupid

He’s a traitor

He’s an illegitimate president

And he’s a puppet of the Deep state


President Trump is none of the above. You are just a lowly democrat; party of the poor, dependent, and ostracized. Angry that we do not care about you or your well-being. Lashing out because in a free society you are broken.


Sad that you and your party don't care about the well being of anyone but yourselves... noted.. but maybe I'll forget in Nov..... hahaha... nah... I'll remember.
edit on 14-7-2018 by Blarneystoner because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 07:24 PM
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a reply to: Blarneystoner


bet those laughs turn to tears after the election.


(post by Blarneystoner removed for a manners violation)

posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero
Two years ago this month, my wife and I did the Romantic Danube Cruise, and all of the solar panels were on the South Facing banks of the Danube. About zip, facing the River, on the North facing bank. Draw a line on a Europa Carte west from the Danube, near Nuremberg, across Germany, and you should see this demarcation line. Westphalia doesn't have any mountains between the German Coastlines and the Winter Storms in the North Atlantic, so like in the Battle of the Bulge, they can count on weeks of socked in cloud cover. I.E. no solar, and the wind farms will struggle to keep their customers from freezing to death, just like our G.I.'s. If Russia shuts down their energy pipelines, at the right moment, then the Germans are up the creek. If they had kept their coal mines and some nuclear power plants, they could tell Putin to go to Hellee.



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:44 PM
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originally posted by: carpooler
a reply to: Xtrozero
Two years ago this month, my wife and I did the Romantic Danube Cruise, and all of the solar panels were on the South Facing banks of the Danube. About zip, facing the River, on the North facing bank. Draw a line on a Europa Carte west from the Danube, near Nuremberg, across Germany, and you should see this demarcation line. Westphalia doesn't have any mountains between the German Coastlines and the Winter Storms in the North Atlantic, so like in the Battle of the Bulge, they can count on weeks of socked in cloud cover. I.E. no solar, and the wind farms will struggle to keep their customers from freezing to death, just like our G.I.'s. If Russia shuts down their energy pipelines, at the right moment, then the Germans are up the creek. If they had kept their coal mines and some nuclear power plants, they could tell Putin to go to Hellee.


Nah... The Germans only get about 60% of their natural gas from Russia and natural gas only amounts to about 13% of their total electricity production.... 43% of their electricity production still comes from coal with Nuclear at about 13%.

Germany - Energy System Overview

Nice anecdote though... sounds like a wonderful cruise.
edit on 16-7-2018 by Blarneystoner because: (no reason given)



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