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GE signs Myanmar deals after US eases sanctions

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posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 09:09 AM
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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — General Electric has become the first American company to sign business deals in Myanmar since Washington eased key sanctions on the former pariah state.

GE signed agreements Saturday with two private hospitals in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, to sell sophisticated medical equipment.


news.yahoo.com...

I thought Coke went in first, but the full corporate invasion of Myanmar has begun.

This article is also noteworthy as it does not use the former name of Burma. As early as this year, Burma was still disrespectfully used when discussing Myanmar. I guess everyone has gotten their updated instructions and things are moving ahead smoothly.


edit on 7/14/2012 by tothetenthpower because: --Mod Edit--Please use EX tags for external content.




posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 09:13 AM
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Gotta surround China somehow, it'll start with American business then we'll have military cooperation, then a military base, then anti ballistic missile systems.........



posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 09:41 AM
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yes, of course.

its not about medical equipment.

considering that China is already one of Myanmar's largest trading partners, the plotters should hope they aren't watching closely.



posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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This thread
is a reminder as to how the 21st cent for Americans is a global economy and an increasingly complicated world stage.

"General Electric" got me thinking about energy. I hope Myanmar (as well as other counties developing in these first years of a new millennium) will develop their energy needs with 21st cen sustainable technology. Maybe they can teach Americans how to develop a national energy plan, covering business and personal citizen needs, that will not be so dependent on fossil/nuclear fuels.
Myanmar Ministry of Energy
biomass plantings

Well, Goldman Sachs was on the list, so investment in Myanmar's off shore natural gas and its oil and/or banking opportunities got me thinking again...
very interesting read, with comments

China-Myanmar oil-gas pipeline, and its complications for its neighbors

Yep, the world is a mighty interesting, complicated place nowadays. Maybe we need video games/movies that deal with stuff like this rather than zombies. And maybe tv shows that offer more than dancing, storage auctions, and alligators. Yep, a lot out there.



posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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www.ge.com...

I went to the GE site years ago and thought to myself America developed too early. The new stuff is much better.

The countries now planning to develop are going to get the good stuff: especially transportation systems and utilities.



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Originally posted by Fitch303
Gotta surround China somehow, it'll start with American business then we'll have military cooperation, then a military base, then anti ballistic missile systems.........


Oh, I thought it was outsourcing, but thats just my opinion. whats your answer for china setting up shop in Idaho? , military cooperation.military bases, then anti ballistic missiles?

related thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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One of the ways they got Vietnam to open up was Tobacco.

-Get Americans to quit smoking so they could export more Tobacco. Smuggled it into Vietnam and essentially got every piece of currency they had. +80 Billion sticks of tobacco bought there every year.

Same tactic was used on many asian nations. How did they get Burma (Myanmar) to open up?

I think they were told the worlds money is being pulled from China and it needed a new place to go...Burma likes free money and stuff.....Russian advisors were likely telling them to take the money.

It's surprising that China hasn't fired yet in self defense looking at what's coming at them.



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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Don't forget it's done for our national security and to protect our interest!



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 05:11 PM
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Just an FYI the influx of Japanese and Chinese manufacturing may appear to be taking the place of the leaving US manufacturing, but it's not. Japan is the robitics and automation king of the world. They can produce an entire car without ever having a person touch it. The jobs they bring are minimal compared to the money they're making.



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 05:59 PM
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american real estate growing food for the world will be more valuable that any Auto plant here very soon

I am not as fooled as I let on



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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Thanks for GE link. I forgot General Electric's contributions to the aircraft industry.

Yes, sadly, if Americans want to see 21st cen infrastructure, they will have to travel. Americans either are purposefully being kept ignorant, are ignorant by choice, or are under the delusion that they still represent innovation as they once did not too long ago.

Well, I'm probably being too harsh, as there are some Americans with good ideas and some 21st cen infrastructure planned...but very little relatively speaking to show for it. And what's so very sad is that we could have been so much more by now. Rather than having the latest Higgs Boson news coming from Europe, it could have come from Texas

What set the US on a downward spiral was not having comparable jobs to replace the jobs lost (whether through technology or outsourcing). When horse drawn carriages were no longer produced, workers could go to the new auto industry, for ex. Well, in a global economy, Americans will have to learn quickly how to not just stay afloat but to swim like a gold medalist.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 09:54 PM
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Originally posted by desert
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Thanks for GE link. I forgot General Electric's contributions to the aircraft industry.

Yes, sadly, if Americans want to see 21st cen infrastructure, they will have to travel. Americans either are purposefully being kept ignorant, are ignorant by choice, or are under the delusion that they still represent innovation as they once did not too long ago.

Well, I'm probably being too harsh, as there are some Americans with good ideas and some 21st cen infrastructure planned...but very little relatively speaking to show for it. And what's so very sad is that we could have been so much more by now. Rather than having the latest Higgs Boson news coming from Europe, it could have come from Texas

What set the US on a downward spiral was not having comparable jobs to replace the jobs lost (whether through technology or outsourcing). When horse drawn carriages were no longer produced, workers could go to the new auto industry, for ex. Well, in a global economy, Americans will have to learn quickly how to not just stay afloat but to swim like a gold medalist.


GE is an American corporation, isn't it?

Americans are busy innovating, but America is already hyper developed and to build more we first have to remove things that are still being used.

Companies like GE can go to other countries to build new things, where they don't first have to remove old things and save a few dollars.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 06:18 PM
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Got me on that one! Yes, GE is American.

You're the second person in 40 years I've heard mention about what I called over-developed; you used hyper developed. Forty years ago I sat on a bench at college, pondering the idea, that with so many "under developed" nations there must be something opposite called "over developed". I reckoned that America would be in the category of over developed; I could see it being a good possibility down the road. (After running this idea by a couple people and getting blank stares, I hadn't thought of it since
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Yes, rebuilding/remodeling a house after a disaster is costlier than starting new, for the reasons you stated on a national level: removing the old before the new can be constructed.

Americans must understand that the American Century is over. We are now in what I would call a Global Century. America could continue to be a leader in democracy and innovation.

We started off badly, however, when a post-war Iraq would be viewed as a chance to create a "Capitalist dream", and the dream failed into a nightmare. And unless Americans as a nation understand the importance of science, instead of bickering over nonsense nonscience and ridiculing science and its contributions to technology, we will turn into consumers of innovations rather than the generators of innovation. (I believe especially in the area of energy.)

When Britain was to transfer Hong Kong to China, the picture in most Americans' minds was a rush to turn Hong Kong into a bastion of Mao cap and jacket wearing Chinese. When I was discussing the upcoming transfer, with a woman who had grown up in preWW2 China (and was half Chinese), she laughed and said that China would embrace capitalism and go all out for it. She was right.

Well, another thing we forget in our psyche is that America's westward expansion, which brought with it exciting times, dreams, and innovation, was no more after Hawaii was declared a state. (An interesting illustration close to home...in any American city the more expensive/newer part is the west side.) And yet, we now find ourselves in an exciting time of a continued westward expansion of a sort, with West and East meeting and embracing across the Pacific, not as enemies but as partners in a global century.

Now is not the time for small, closed, narrow minded, regressive international thinking, but thinking on a grand scale. Not utopian/unrealistic dreams but realities to be taken advantage of. The title of this article is US policy toward Myanmar could alter the course of history. That could refer to the history of the US as well as of Myanmar.
edit on 20-7-2012 by desert because: clarify




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