Sunday, February 25, 2007

A World Without Zinc

A great short video on You Tube on what the world might have looked like if there was no America.

It is almost as bad as a world without Zinc.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Old School

A group of US senior citizens on tour in Costa Rica fought off three attackers that tried to hold up their bus. Two of the assailants were sent running, while the third, a man in his twenties, was killed after a skirmish with a seventy year old retired US military man.

According to the report, "...a retired member of the U.S. military aged about 70 — put assailant Warner Segura in a head lock and broke his clavicle after the 20-year-old and two other men armed with a knife and gun held up their tour bus Wednesday."

To add insult to injury (or death in this case), the bus then drove the assailant to the nearby Red Cross station where he was pronounced dead. One of the seniors had to be treated for an anxiety attack.

This is again a demonstration of why they are called "the greatest generation". We should learn from our elders, and the lesson here is, "mess with the best and die like the rest" (more or less).

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Global Warming

Finally, a politician that realizes that Global Warming is nothing but a "socialist scheme" designed to suck money out of the rich countries (most of which are Western).

The Canadians have finally made a correct decision in their politicians. Now we can stop blaming all Canadians and only focus on the French and liberal ones.

A great article by Robert O. Lawton (who is a Distinguished Professor, Meteorology and Oceanography for FSU; Secretary of Navy Professor of Meteorology and Oceanography) helps to shed light on the other side of the Global warming debate that seems to always be missed by the media.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Red Rising: PRC

The Chinese General Administration of Customs reports that China's worldwide trade surplus grew by 75% in 2006, or in other words, it increased from $102 billion in 2005 to more then 177.5 billion in 2006. China's exports rose 27.2 percent in 2006 from the previous year to $969 billion, while imports were up 20 percent to $791.5 billion. Unlike what many “experts” are saying this is not the surplus in US trade but for the entire world. The country breakdown has not yet been reported but it is expected that China's trade surplus with the US will suppress the record $202 billion in 2005.

This means that the US is one of the only countries in the world to import more from China then we export to them. This being the case you would think that we would demand China stop imposing restrictions on their companies on what they can import and stop putting up barriers to American exports, but this is not what is happening. China still restricts US imports and still keeps its currency pegged against the dollar, not letting US products be competitive with home produced Chinese goods.

In other news, the PRC has overtaken Japan as the world's number two car market, just behind the world leader America. The overall sale of cars in China rose by 25%, with a 37% rise in purchases by wealthy drivers.

With its ever growing economic power China is now beginning to translate that into ever increasing geopolitical strength. In it's latest show of international influence the PRC has told the US to not interfere with the newly signed oil deals between Iran and Chinese state owned oil companies. Through these major deals China is helping to sponsor Iran's nuclear program and feed its own ever growing energy hunger.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Red Rising

That great savior of the Bolivar revolution, Hugo Chavez, has announced that he is planning to go ahead with steps to transform Venezuela into the Socialist Republic of Venezuela. Although, I'm going to guess he is going to give the people a choice between the title being the Socialist Republic or the Peoples Republic, him being of the people and all (personally I like the Peoples Republic, it confuses us dumbed down Westerners).

In his inaugural speech Chavez outlined many of his new plans for enacting "Bolivarian Socialism". Some of them are nationalizing the utilities and kicking out foreign oil companies in favor of the newly nationalized Orinoco state oil company. The move towards more communal projects and the abolishment of presidential term limits also are at the top of his agenda.

With the US inability to democratize Cuba, destroy the FARC in Columbia, and now the fall of Venezuela, the fourth largest oil supplier to America, Communism has begun to make a larger headway in South America now then it ever did during the Cold War.

This begs us to ask the question of whether America really won the Cold War or did the Soviets just fake a collapse as part of their long range plan to spread the Revolution. I'll let you decide.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Drug Free

China has sentenced a 26 year old Kenyan student Oliviah Singaniabe Munoko to a life sentence for trying to sneak 1.896 kg or about 4.18 pounds of heroin from Malaysia.

This was a lenient sentence because Ms. Munoko is a Kenyan citizen and admitted to the crime right away. The standard punishment in China for drug trafficking is to be summarily executed.

No three strikes rule in the People's Republic.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Communism and Islam: Enemies of the Internet

Reporters Without Borders has come out with a report of the 13 countries it considers to be enemies of the Internet. The thirteen countries in no particular order are: Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Myanmar, China, North Korea, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Uzbekistan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan and Vietnam.

As can be seen all the countries share a couple of similarities. They are either Communist, Muslim, or both and they are all allied against the US and the West. Just some food for thought.

Friday, November 03, 2006

House of the Rising Sun

Japan is beginning to shift its military focus from defending against Russia, who they never officially signed a peace treaty with after WWII, to protecting against the Chinese threat. Strategy Page is reporting that Japan is building their new search radars and electronic intelligence facilities on the Miyako islands.

The Miyako Islands, which are 1,800 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, are 180 kilometers east of the disputed (between China, Taiwan and Japan) Senkaku islands. The Senkakus' are also 220 kilometers from Taiwan, 360 kilometers from China, and 360 kilometers from Okinawa.

Out of all the nations in Asia, Japan is the one that is most afraid of China. This is not only because it threatens its economic dominance, but also because the Peoples Republic has not forgotten about the Japanese occupation of China during the 30's and 40's. This is why we should use Japan as our counterweight to China in Asia, and let them rearm themselves, to help us better contain the Red Chinese.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Alternate Stream Media

Americas News Source is a new internet news website up and running that has some very interesting stories, and looks promising overall. Time will tell if it will be popular and successful.

There is also an interesting article about Islam in America, which is a good read.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Long March

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Long March that happened from 1934 to 1936.

Hu Jintao, general secretary of CPC Central Committee, state president and chairman of Central Military Commission (CMC), delivered a key-note speech at the ceremony whose highlight was: "The Long March, which opened a bright future for China's revolution and laid an important foundation for the victory of China's revolution, has been a "pride" for the Chinese Communists, the Chinese army and the Chinese nation as a whole".

He also observed that, "the victory of the Long March shows the outstanding capabilities of the Chinese Communists in leading the revolutionary war, the undaunted spirit of the Red Army officers and soldiers who had bravely sacrificed their lives for national independence and people's emancipation, and the fact that the just powers of the people's revolutionary war is unbeatable".

I couldn't agree more.