By Edward Smallwood[Edited 4-28-08 at 12:09 AM.] I found an excellent diary post at The Daily Kos about one of the points below. I have added in the information, and included a link in the sources.[-Ed]
Sorry this post is so late. This was going to be a simpler post, but once I started looking for information, it kept getting bigger. Sources are posted at the end of the essay.
Sometimes I have to work at coming up with a good topic for a blog entry, and sometimes one just comes out and smacks me in the head. This is one of the latter ones. For those of you who have known me for some time, this essay will sound familiar. I have been saying this for some time, to the point where I sound like a broken record at times. (I hope most of you understand what a record is, and why I might sound like a broken one.)
There has been a problematic misconception that our politicians have had since President Nixon’s February 1972 trip to
Let’s go over these and other points about
For years Chinese hackers have been attempting to penetrate Pentagon computer networks, with some success. This is not the act of a friendly nation.
We must get ready for a possible conflict with
Fiscal Policy: Over the last eight years, our country has foolishly been going into debt at a rate never before seen. Much of this has been to finance an unnecessary war. One of the biggest problems with this has been that
In addition, when the news came out that some pet and human foods that came from
It is well known that both Yahoo and Google have helped the Chinese Government suppress dissent within their borders. Considering their relationship, is it possible that the Chinese Government may indeed pressure these companies to suppress any statement that they may not like, regardless of where it is made?
Economically: When Chinese made toys for young children sold under Mattel’s brand were found to contain unsafe levels of lead, who do you think Mattel had to apologize to; their customers who bought the toys and exposed their children to lead, or the Chinese government? If you chose the Chinese government, you would be correct.
This is ignoring the common act of dumping Chinese made products in the
We must start putting tariffs on goods that are being dumped in our country. We must also start testing goods coming into our country to make sure they are meeting our safety standards. Are you aware that only one person at the Consumer Product Safety Commission is responsible for testing all of the toys in the country for lead? We need to increase the number of people checking for product and food safety immediately.
Environment: Last year,
We need to start pressuring
So, the Chinese are taking our jobs, selling us dangerous products at below cost, planning on going to war with us, poisoning our food, polluting everyone’s air, and then telling us to shut the heck up over all of it. Is any of this the act of a friend? What would you think of someone who lived next to you and treated you this way? Would you think of them as your friend?
I personally consider the Government of China to be the biggest threat not just to the
Tuesday, March 25, 2003, http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/asiapcf/east/03/24/willy.column/
Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20001022/aponline122800_000.htm
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/8/9/172001.shtml
“Former Pentagon official pleads guilty in
Chinese Hacking of the Pentagon:
“Chinese hackers: No site is safe”, By John Vause, CNN, http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/03/07/china.hackers/index.html
“Our view on national fiscal security: Look who owns
“Did you know you owed $3,935 to the Chinese Government?!”, by yaddab, The Daily Kos, Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 06:34:59 PM PDT, http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/4/26/161131/223/438/503996
“Chinese hackers disable CNN.com for three hours”, by Liam Tung, ZDNet.com.au
“Mattel Apologizes to China Over Recalls”, By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES Sep 21, 2007 (AP), http://www.abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=3636583
“DURBIN, DELAURO MEET WITH VON ESCHENBACH; URGE CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO COOPERATE ON PET FOOD CONTAMINATION INVESTIGATION”, Wednesday, April 18, 2007, Press release from office of Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Il), http://www.durbin.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=272635
Search Engines helping Chinese Government suppress dissent:
“Lawmakers Berate Yahoo Execs”, Grant Gross, IDG News Service, Tuesday, November 06, 2007 1:00 PM PST, http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,139347-page,1/article.html
“Google to censor China Web searches”, By Elinor Mills, Staff Writer, CNET News.com, January 24, 2006 7:25 PM PST, http://www.news.com/Google-to-censor-China-Web-searches/2100-1028_3-6030784.html
“Google’s shifting moral ground”, By Dan Farber, January 25th, 2006, http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=2476
Chinese greenhouse gases and air pollution:
“Coal power-Still going strong”, Nov 15th 2007, From The Economist print edition, http://www.economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10145492
“A WARMING WORLD--China about to pass U.S. as world's top generator of greenhouse gases”, Robert Collier, San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writer, Monday, March 5, 2007, http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/03/05/MNG18OFHF21.DTL
“Anti-dumping Duties Imposed on Hand Trucks Imported from
“Dumping Cases on China Imports Rise Since WTO Accession”, By Bruce Odessey, Washington File Staff Writer, March 2005, http://usinfo.state.gov/ei/Archive/2005/Mar/10-388477.html