Sunday, July 31, 2005

USA tightens sale of goods to China

The Bush Administration has moved to curb the sale of anything that may be used for Military purposes.
President George W. Bush's plan to toughen restrictions on technology exports to China has set off a struggle between U.S. national security officials concerned about China's military threat and American companies increasingly dependent on overseas markets.
Items such as aircraft parts, computer chips and machine tools shall not be sold anymore. Many companies are upset, of course. Two for example are Intel Corp. and Boeing Co. They have allowed themselves to become increasingly reliant for their sales. This will cost them billions of dollars which they have invested.

We are rapidly moving toward a showdown over Taiwan and North Korea. They do not care about the North Koreans. They have just been using North Korea to keep everyone's eyes off their own determination to create as many nuclear bombs as they could make. They now have several hundred that could reach the USA. This should be understood by everyone.

Why did it took so long for our government to wake up to the danger? We have known since before the 1999 Cox Report.
"U.S. industry is integrating with China, but the Bush administration is taking steps that are taking U.S. policy in a virtually opposite direction," said Edmund Rice, president of the Coalition for Employment Through Exports, which represents companies such as Boeing. They're heading for a clash.
This is one of the chances you take when you deal with a business that is government owned. Especially when it is not in your own country. You have no rights in China, and it would never be allowed in America for the government to own the businesses.
China agreed under U.S. pressure to a partial revaluation of its currency last week. An $18.5 billion bid by the Chinese government- controlled Cnooc Ltd. to buy El Segundo, California-based Unocal Corp. has encountered strong opposition in the U.S. Congress. Lawmakers this week ordered a review that may delay by 141 days a government decision on whether to allow the acquisition. The House approved legislation yesterday that allows companies to seek a broader array of duties on imports from China and force the U.S. Treasury to closely monitor China's currency policies.
This is very good news. The House did something very useful to help the USA. China wants us to increase exports to themselves instead of decreasing imports. That would not be a good national security decision.
"There is a push and pull between the security people and the economic people" inside the administration, [Secretary of State] [sic] Rice said.
The Defense Department wants to be sure their concerns are addressed in any final restrictions. They are very concerned. I believe this is the bill which was passed by Congressman Hunter (R) and Congressman Hyde (R) on July 20, 2005. H.R.3057 Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006 (Public Print). (Just put "HR 3057" in the search engine once you are there.)

Well, that's it for now. If you would like to read the the article, you will find it here. Have a good day.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Scandal at AirAmerica

I just heard about this on Hugh Hewitt's Radio Show with guest speaker Brian Maloney who broke this story on the blogospere. Yes, there were other stories, but no one paid attention to them. Especially not the New York Times.

From what I gather, someone at the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club had given money to Air America Radio. That would fine, if it wasn't tax-payer money and this club is a not-for-profit organization. This money was given to make a profit after a certain amount of time.

As it stands, there is a city investagation because apparently, Al Franken and friends have not provided proof of having paid this money back. Also, the boy's and girls' club closed down for lack of funds. I believe some others in the area managed to save it, but I do not know as of yet if that includes all the programs.

The people who are on top of this are many! Here are a few: Brian Maloney, Michelle Malkin, Wizbang, and Hugh Hewitt.

News and Commentary, Take Back the Memorial

There is an effort by the International Freedom Center to open a museum in a place where the NYC WTC used to stand. On it's face, this is a good thing. It is always in the details where we find the yuck!

There is an organization of concerned citizens, including several of the people who lost loved ones that horrific day, whom have come together to protect what they consider is sacred land.

It is. It is as Pearl Harbor. Many people may not even know where it is, but just the mention of it brings a sombering effect that envelopes the room. We now say, "Thank you," to all those who sacrificed. Would we make a museum there about Japanese interm camps? Would we tolerate a museum of Japanese Generals who tortured our young men? NO!

This is what is happing at the NYC Ground Zero Museum. They would like to include everything that America has done wrong in her younth, and exihibit it for the world to see. Is there anything wrong with the truth? NO. Is it appropriate to put it in the middle of Ground Zero? NO. That would be saying, "This is why this happened." This is a lie.

It happened because there are some people who want us all dead, and the sooner you come to terms with that fact, the sooner we will be free to do what must be done. Just because there has not been another attack since that cruel day, do not relax your minds. It is coming. Those who are prepared may not even survive. I fear for those who are not.

Victims, family members, and Americans across the country have launched two new initiatives to try to save the dignity of those who are no longer with us. It is entitled, "Campaign America." It is an effort to allow concerned citizens across America to express their support for "Take Back the Memorial."

They are asking people who believe the memorial should honor those who died that day to download the Campaign America Resolution. You may present this to your city council, state officials, and even your US Congresspeople and Senators for consideration. It is better to start right in your own community, however.

All Municipalities which pass this resolution shall be listed in the Campaign America Honor Roll. The more municipalities that pass this resolution shall send a loud message stating that this is America's Memorial. It has affected us all, and we do not want to be slapped in the face, because some group believes it is our fault this happened.

The current petition for having the dignity of those lost hss already garnished 36,000 signatures, including 1900 from family and relatives of victims. They are seeking 1,000,000 signatures. You may download the petition kit here. It is an Adobe file, and you will open "Download Complete Kit Zip File." You will find everything there you will need.

Below is a list of Coalition of Family Member Organizations:
Advocates for 9/11 Fallen Heroes, Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, Coalition of 9/11 Families, Fix the Fund, Give Your Voice, 9/11 Familes for a Safe & Strong America, 9/11 Familes for a Secure America, September 11th Families, Association September’s Mission, Skyscraper Safety Campaign, Voices of September 11th, E-Mail W. Doyle Support Group, WTC Families for Proper Burial, WTC Family Center. and
World Trade Center United Family Group.

I cannot verify all of these programs, so please verify them yourselves before becoming involved. I do believe it is a worthwhile cause. That is my commentary. Also, when I said "we" and "us." I guess if you are an American and want to write journalistically, you cannot support your country. My comment on that---go to hell. I love America!

Update:Michelle Malkin has also written extensively about this topic. She is a very fine journalist with a flare for matter where it takes her.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

First All Female Graduates in Iraqis Army

It is a well known fact that we are at war, and there are many stories coming from that area of the world that are awful and even scary. Today, I would like to share with you some of the good news which is hidden in the bowels of deception. That means this is but one of the good news stories. There are many. For more good news on Iraq, Afghanistan, Europe, and the Middle East in general, please visit Mr. Chrenkoff.
First all-female IA basic training class graduates
26 July, 2005

They were the first, but if they have their way, they won’t be the last.

Spc. Erin Robicheaux
256th Brigade Combat Team PAO

CAMP JUSTICE, Iraq – They were the first, but if they have their way, they won’t be the last. Spc. Erin Robicheaux
256th Brigade Combat Team PAO

CAMP JUSTICE, Iraq – They were the first, but if they have their way, they won’t be the last.

On July 16, a group of determined and proud female Iraqis took a step in creating a new world for Iraq, and gave little girls across their country positive role models to look up to.

They became the first all-female class to graduate from the Iraqi Army basic training, coming from separate battalions of the 1st Iraqi Army Brigade.

The training, taught entirely by Iraqi instructors, consisted of weapons qualifications and physical fitness development. This was also a first, said Command Sgt. Maj. Hassan Abid Khadim, senior non-commissioned officer for the 1st Iraqi Army Brigade.
“In addition to being the first all-Iraqi staff, it is also the first time we (Iraqi leadership) trained Soldiers on our base,” he said. [read more]
These women will usally work in administrative fields, but on occasion will accompany the infantry as needed to search females. In Iraq, females search females as it is done here. No male is allowed to search a female there or here.

About 60-65% of females account for the population of Iraq. Their families, which include children, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, and friends, were very proud of them. Everyone pitched in to help, because most of these women have children. Everyone is as proud of them as they are as proud to be there able to protect and serve their country. May their job be easier in the days and years to come.

Sources: BlackFive and DVIDS.

We are back!

After a period of technical difficulty, we have decided to scrap the old template. Hope you enjoy the new one. The news shall be coming from all corners of the world. Any feedback you have to offer will be useful, so let it flow. Have a very nice day.

Monday, July 11, 2005

We have moved (scroll down)

Good day. If you have been by for while, you will have noticed there is no new news. That is due to the fact that I am trying to maintain 3 other sites.

My Newz 'n Ideas is my main site. I discuss news, counter terrorism, religion, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur, Sudan, Venezuela, South America, China, and mostly the things you would expect to see here. I do, however, give commentary on my other site. Feel free to visit.

Causes of Interest is a site that deals basically with Darfur, Sudan. However, I do cover some other topics as they arise.

Love America First is a new site which has contributors. We are many who love America. We discuss whatever we want, we just don't blame America everytime something goes wrong in the world.

Does this mean we do not get tough when something does? NO! We are right on it. We would not have credibility if we were to blindly go through life. That is also dangerous. You bump into things that way. lol.

Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to see you at the other sites. Have a wonderful day, and God bless your families and you.