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It has been said that there are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation.  One way is by using the sword, and the other is by using debt.  Fortunately, America is not in danger of being conquered by the sword right now, but America is being conquered by debt.  The borrower is the servant of the lender, and today we owe China more than a trillion dollars.  By running a gigantic trade deficit with us, China has been able to become incredibly wealthy.  We have begged them to lend us back some of the money that we have sent them and this has made them even wealthier.  Now China is gobbling up U.S. real estate and U.S. assets at an astounding pace.  In fact, some cities are in danger of becoming completely dominated by Chinese ownership.  One of those cities is Toledo, Ohio.  In many “rust belt” areas, real estate can be had for a song, and the Chinese are taking full advantage of this.  America was once the wealthiest nation on earth, but now we are drowning in debt and we are being sold off in chunks to the highest bidder.  Is this the legacy that we are going to leave for future generations?

According to a recent Fortune article, Chinese investors have been very busy purchasing distressed commercial real estate in Toledo lately….

In March 2011, Chinese investors paid $2.15 million cash for a restaurant complex on the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio. Soon they put down another $3.8 million on 69 acres of newly decontaminated land in the city’s Marina District, promising to invest $200 million in a new residential-commercial development. That September, another Chinese firm spent $3 million for an aging hotel across a nearby bridge with a view of the minor league ballpark.

Toledo is being promoted to Chinese investors as a “5-star logistics region“.  From Toledo it is very easy to get to Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Indianapolis.

With a population of 287,000, Toledo is only the fourth largest city in Ohio, but it lies at the junction of two important highways — I-75 and I-80/90. “My vision is to make Toledo a true international city,” Toledo’s Mayor Mike Bell told the Toledo Blade.

For some reason the Chinese seem to be very interested in that area of the country.  Last month, I wrote about how one Chinese group plans to develop a 200 acre “China city” just 40 minutes away from Toledo….

A Chinese group known as “Sino-Michigan Properties LLC” has bought up 200 acres of land near the town of Milan, Michigan.  Their plan is to construct a “China City” with artificial lakes, a Chinese cultural center and hundreds of housing units for Chinese citizens.  Essentially, it would be a little slice of communist China dropped right into the heartland of America.  This “China City” would be located about 40 minutes from both Detroit and Toledo, and it would be marketed to Chinese business people that want to start businesses in the United States.

But it is not just the rust belt that is being bought up by the Chinese.  A recent Forbes article documented several of the huge real estate deals that the Chinese are doing in New York right now….

According to a recent report in the New York Times, investors from China are “snapping up luxury apartments” and are planning to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on commercial and residential projects like Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. Chinese companies also have signed major leases at the Empire State Building and at 1 World Trade Center, the report said.

In addition to real estate, the Chinese are also buying up businesses and natural resources all over the United States.

For example, the Dalian Wanda Group recently bought U.S. movie theater chain AMC Entertainment for 2.6 billion dollars.

Also, the Obama administration has been allowing companies owned by the Chinese government to gobble up U.S. oil and gas deposits worth billions of dollars.

On top of all that, the Federal Reserve recently announced that it will now allow Chinese banks to start buying up American banks.

So how in the world did we come to be so completely and totally dominated by China?

Well, the key to all of this is the trade deficit.

Most Americans can’t even tell you what a trade deficit is, but it is at the very heart of our economic problems.

Basically, we buy far, far more from other countries than they buy from us.

Most Americans don’t realize this, but the truth is that the United States has a trade imbalance that is more than 5 times larger than any other nation on earth has.

Overall, the U.S. has run a trade deficit of more than 8 trillion dollars with the rest of the globe since 1975.

If you go into a Wal-Mart of a dollar store today and you start looking at product labels, you will notice that hundreds of products say “made in China” and very few of them say that they were made in this country.

Every single month, China sends us gigantic mountains of plastic crap to sell in our stores and we send them gigantic mountains of our money.

The U.S. trade deficit with China during 2011 was $295.4 billion.  That was the largest trade deficit that one country has had with another country in the history of the planet.

Sadly, so far our trade deficit with China in 2012 is about 12 percent larger than it was last year.

So things are getting even worse.

To get an idea of how far things have come, let us take a look back at the 1980s for a moment.

Back in 1985, the U.S. trade deficit with China was only 6 million dollars for the entire year.

All of this imbalanced trade is absolutely killing us.

Today, the United States spends about 4 dollars on goods and services from China for every one dollar that China spends on goods and services from the United States.

So why doesn’t China buy more stuff from us?

Well, there are a whole lot of reasons.  One of the main reasons is that they slap huge tariffs on many American-made goods.

For example, according to the New York Times a Jeep Grand Cherokee that costs $27,490 in the United States costs about $85,000 in China thanks to all the tariffs.

So why do we allow China to keep doing this to us?

That is a very good question.

Meanwhile, China is continually getting wealthier and we are continually getting poorer.

All of the money that is leaving this country and going to China could be going to U.S. businesses and U.S. workers instead.  In turn, those businesses and workers would pay taxes on that money to support the government.

Instead, we have to go beg China to lend us the money that we just sent to them.

At this point, China now holds approximately 1.17 trillion dollars of U.S. government debt.

None of this ever had to happen.

But it did happen because we were stupid.

Now China has mountains of money to literally buy us up.

But China is not the only country that we have an imbalanced trading relationship with.

For example, the new “free trade agreement” between the United States and South Korea that Barack Obama has been touting went into full effect on March 15, 2012.

So how has that “free trade agreement” turned out so far?  The following is from a recent article by Pat Buchanan….

The U.S. trade deficit with Korea tripled in one month. Imports from South Korea jumped 15 percent to $5.5 billion in April, while U.S. exports to South Korea fell 12 percent to $3.7 billion. Suddenly, the U.S. trade deficit with Seoul surged to an annual rate of $22 billion.

Shades of NAFTA. When it passed in 1993, we had a $1.6 billion trade surplus with Mexico. By 2010, our trade deficit with Mexico had reached $61.6 billion.


The truth is that these free trade agreements are not fair and balanced.

U.S. workers end up competing for jobs with workers in countries where it is legal to pay slave labor wages.  And other countries often have far fewer rules and regulations to follow as well.  In his recent article, Buchanan described why all Americans should be economic nationalists….

Global free trade means U.S. workers compete with Asian and Latin American workers whose wages are a fraction of our own and whose benefits may be nonexistent. Global free trade means U.S factories that relocate to Indonesia or India need not observe U.S. laws on health, safety, pollution or paying a minimum wage.

Global free trade means that companies that move factories outside the United States can send their products back to the United States free of charge and undercut businessmen who retain their American workers and live within American laws.

Free trade makes suckers and fools out of patriots.

Unfortunately, both major political parties in the United States are absolutely married to the one world economic agenda that the elite are pushing.

So we will continue to bleed wealth, businesses and jobs at an astounding pace.

You can get a really good idea of the horrific manufacturing job losses in the United States over the past 40 years by checking out this map right here.

Overall, the United States has lost a total of more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities since 2001.

According to the Economic Policy Institute, since 2001 America has lost approximately 2.8 million jobs due to our trade deficit with China alone.

There seems to be absolutely no concern with protecting American jobs these days.

If you can believe it, Chinese corporations are even building our bridges.  The following is a brief excerpt from a recent ABC News article….

In New York there is a $400 million renovation project on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge.

In California, there is a $7.2 billion project to rebuild the Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland.

In Alaska, there is a proposal for a $190 million bridge project.

These projects sound like steps in the right direction, but much of the work is going to Chinese government-owned firms.

“When we subsidize jobs in China, we’re not creating any wealth in the United States,” said Scott Paul, executive director for the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

Americans need to start understanding that our trade deficit is causing us to lose massive numbers of businesses and jobs and that this is making us poorer as a nation.

As I wrote about the other day, the median net worth of families in the United States declined “from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010” according to the Federal Reserve.

Even if you take away the effect of the housing collapse, household net worth still declined by 25 percent between 2005 and 2010.

A lot of that decline in wealth was due to the recent recession, but the point I am trying to make is that we are getting poorer as a nation.

A decade ago, the United States was ranked number one in average wealth per adult.  By 2010, the United States had fallen to seventh.

And when you factor in our debts, we are a complete and total mess.  U.S. consumers are more than 11 trillion dollars in debt and the federal government is nearly 16 trillion dollars in debt.

We are getting deeper in debt at the same time that our ability to service that debt is declining.

The reality is that our economy is completely falling apart and it no longer produces enough jobs for everyone.

In fact, it isn’t even close.

Right now there are about 3.7 workers that are “officially” unemployed for every single job opening.

So what we are doing right now is clearly not working.

We need to fundamentally change direction as a nation.

Unfortunately, that is not going to happen any time soon.

So where do we go from here?

  • Forgive me michael for my choice of words, “We are headed down the proverbial
    ****** tube to hell”

  • Rodster

    This is what the Nanny State has brought us. We SUCK !!!

    Learn Mandarin and pray you don’t have to work for Foxconn. And if you do make sure you find all the soft landing spots before you leap. :p

    • Alasha

      Stao-Op It!! 2 funnee. aren’t they usually of small stature … not being stero-typical – just a basic observation… i dunno .. i just cant think of 2 many hood rats who let “THEM” boss DEM around… mmmm

  • USAisFinished

    Don’t blame the Chinese for taking advantage of American GREED & STUPIDITY.

    You’re the ones who voluntarily voted for a MENTAL RETARD (twice!) and then followed that up by voting for a corrupt negroe Wall St MEAT PUPPET. Now the chickens have come home to roost.


    • Dafonz

      Mental Retard has 2 college degrees (Major Colleges – Elite). You have how much education? Remember the CONGRESS runs the country. By Law, the President has more power outside the continential U.S. Heard & Learned in College.

    • OLdFART

      Remember when it was the Japanese that were “buying up USA”? The two-generation mortgages in Tokyo? Then their economy imploded.

      China has massive problems of their own. a lot of their GDP growth is smoke and mirrors. They have ghost cities that are almost empty and keep building more. Sound familiar?

    • ” Don’t blame the Chinese for taking advantage of American GREED & STUPIDITY.” Yeah, that’s right but not without a lot of help from “US” born and raised citizens who were in on the details to ruin America and happily decided to join in. A US business owner of a privately run state public school subsidized tutoring program, “coincidentally” married to a chinese man, made sure that at least 8 out of 10 students in the program at any given time were Chinese (albeit illegal), with only a few of the remaining slots given to legal American school age children. American teachers now travel to Asian countries to teach English. And America wonders why their children do so poorly in school. 80,000 driver’s licenses, were “accidentally”, handed out to illegal Chinese immigrants.
      Yeah, they’ve taken over alot but not without a heck of a lot of help from fine upstanding American citizen enemies who helped put a knife in America’s back all the for the sake of a quick buck…treasonous!

  • scott

    I live in South Korea and I can tell you that there was significant opposition to the FTA at the grass roots level here. People were marching in the streets. I spoke about it with some Korean collegues and assured them that they in fact had nothing to worry about…FTAs ALWAYS mean less money and jobs for Americans and more money and jobs for our “partners.” They didn’t believe me at the time but I’ve noticed that no one over here is complaining anymore…funny how that works.

    What I was most impressed with was how regular folks out here really FIGHT to protect their jobs while Americans just sort of sit back and collect their UI checks. Food for thought.

    By the way, S. Koreans don’t work for slave wages so I’m not sure how the 1% is making money on this deal, but doubtless they are.


    • I worked for a company here in Ft. Worth called Hehr International. They make high current alternators for vehicles. Even in 1990 all the castings were made in Korea.

    • Kevin2


      What are the wages like in South Korea? What kind of standard of living can a tradesman working in a manufacturing facility (electrician, pipe fitter, power plant operator / chemical plant operator / oil refinery operator) expect to have there?

  • CatNap

    I read and watch about how our country is falling apart.

    The question of “what went wrong” seems to be asked by those who don’t make the rules.

    What went wrong, imho, is our choice of rule-makers. Even though they were supposedly chosen by ballot by us.

    Perhaps what is really wrong is our country’s way of tallying votes? Perhaps what is wrong is the media and it’s strangle-hold upon the majority of American’s minds?

    It’s really a “no-brainer” that our country needs to re-evaluate how the whole Free Trade thing is serving our people.
    But it’s not being evaluated, and by your article, it’s being expanded…by those we have voted into office. Hum….

    Something’s ROTTEN in America.

    We have been infiltrated by the enemy and not a fire has been shot.

    • John W.

      Until the practice of high ranking govt. people leaving and becoming lobbyists for whoever will pay them we will continue to lose. There is little difference between that practice and public employess unions that can give money to elected officials. We are the biggest bunch of idiots in history.

    • Save the Republic

      Americans have become to stupid to think outside the box, the T.V. box that is. They almost all believe whatever the box tells them, without question. The box tells them “if you don’t vote Democrat or Republican, you’re wasting your vote, so choose the lesser of the two evils we’re offering you”. So, rather than voting for THE BEST choice we can possibly get for office, we get the worst or the next worst. Consequently, very few who aren’t a scumbag political insider of one of the parties will attempt to run, because without the endorsement of the networks of “the box” (who are among the ones that benefit from the party candidates), most realize that it’s futile, and perhaps costly, to even try.

  • Prairie Viewer

    The American Disater is slipping under the nose of this distracted culture of “Housewives” and “Call of Duty.” We even have a show called “Idol.” “Amerika” has brought this on itself.

    • John W.

      The Jerry Springer nation. It would be funny if the result was not so grim.

  • Richard

    So why do we allow China to keep doing this to us?

    That is a very good question.

    Meanwhile, China is continually getting wealthier and we are continually getting poorer.

    All of the money that is leaving this country and going to China could be going to U.S. businesses and U.S. workers instead. In turn, those businesses and workers would pay taxes on that money to support the government.

    Instead, we have to go beg China to lend us the money that we just sent to them.

    At this point, China now holds approximately 1.17 trillion dollars of U.S. government debt.

    None of this ever had to happen.

    But it did happen because we were stupid.

    Now China has mountains of money to literally buy us up.


    Isn’t that funny? That’s EXACTLY what America did to other countries throughout the twentieth century. But, in all the time I have been reading your work, I have NEVER seen you criticize America for doing THE EXACT SAME THING. Hmmm… talk about what goes around comes around… (But you really don’t see things that way, do you?)

    • Alasha

      why do we allow ANY of it? they say congress has a 9 percent approval rating, yet every 2 yrs it is pretty much the same? they say billions of dollars is wasted in fraud and in the military yet it still stays the same.. mmmm

  • Colin

    South. Off a waterfall.

    Ethan Harris, an economist for Bank of America, predicts that by October that corporate economic growth will slow, job growth could plummet to near zero, and that our nation may be heading to a possible recession. The reason for this is many businesspeople will be feeling uncertainty and a lack of confidence in the federal government because of what may happen on January 1, 2013. On that date, a number of tax cuts and spending cuts are scheduled to take effect, and many believe the President and Congress will negotiate to the last minute on a deal.

    • Alasha

      you think they would put a moratorium on the foreclosures, then, huh? BOFA is responsible for millions of foreclosures – many where there did not have standing to foreclose. i have a hate/hate relationship with BOFA – I guess i will try to get pass the feeling and see what the “person” says…. lol

  • TimeHasCome

    What do we have left as a country ? You will be hard pressed to find one congresscritter to complain about the Chinese buy-up of this Country . When you have no voice as a people ,what do you do ?

  • Sgt shut up

    Yes and wasnt Japan buying up alot of property in California in the 80’s. I remember hearing. “***** the Japs are gonna buy it all” hopefully in the next ten years the China bubble pops and it will be the same outcome as Japan.

    • jaxon64

      apples vs oranges

      There is one MAJOR difference which you have overlooked. When Japanese businessmen bought properties in America they did it as a business venture to turn a profit. Many,many of those Japanese businesses and realty companies are still doing business in the US- but they but properties, develop them and sell them back to Americans for a profit.

      The China situation is an entirely different can of worms. It is the actual Chinese government buying up American land and resources. The Chinese are not doing this with intent of developing these areas and selling to rich-Americans. The Chinese are buying these chunks of real estate and small city sized landscapes with the intent of creating SOVEREIGN CHINESE ZONES WITHIN US BORDERS. All of our politicians-regardless of party have shown their total disregard and apathy toward maintaing our borders and sovereignty.
      I would not be surprised to see these Chinese cities within our country being given complete autonomy and living according to Chinese law. Think it can’t happen? First, just look at the HUGE in-roads that Muslims have made with implementing Sharia law in our country. Second, consider that we aren’t exactly in the position to be bargaining or making the rules–like has already been said, the debtor is slave to the lender. I highly doubt our leaders will utter a peep as walled off cities with gated roads for entry have Chinese flags flying at the checkpoints. Most Americans will just be oblivious as they piddle along in their fantasy worlds of reality TV, Facebook,– Tweeting and sports entertainment–and the MSM is sure to downplay the whole thing if their owners in the corporate bankster world tells them to not talk about it.

      Having said all of this, I feel as though greater world-wide calamity will be happening in one form or another before this scenario ever plays out. It would take a decade or more for China to make serious in-roads into actually occupying us and I don’t see any way that the global, financial house of cards lasts another decade.

      • GaryToo

        you nailed it jaxon, it is old fashioned colonization like was done by europeans to the americas and other continents like australia between 1500-1900 years. However the chinese colonists and peasant farmers that are going to be exported to africa, australia, and america will not be exporting food and resources back to china, they will be cut off stranded.

  • DaytoDay

    “Back in 1985, the U.S. trade deficit with China was only 6 million dollars for the entire year.”

    And that’s when it started…

    The end result:

    “According to the Economic Policy Institute, since 2001 America has lost approximately 2.8 million jobs due to our trade deficit with China alone.”

    Which translates into:

    “The median net worth of families in the United States declined “from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010″ according to the Federal Reserve.”

    Happy hunting

  • Lost American

    We already lost the game and our country. Been reading up all these information for the last 5 years. I don’t get angry anymore and just chuckle at our country for being so foolish. There will be a time when Americans will actually suffer the lost of their country. Everything is being put into place for the COG. The COG is name is referred to Continunity of Government when the death of our country occurs. COG will be used to enforce martial law and all resources, people and property will be COG’s property. Americans will lose all rights and be used as slaves for the World Government. I believe it will occur around 19 to 20 trillion national debt or when the COG has all the military hardware complete to enforce martial law. As for you Americans saying I have guns or will protect your property or in a SHFT situation. Go right ahead you will be labeled a domestic terrorists and your rebellion will be put down. My fellow Americans, this is your fault for turning your back on godly prinicple or in general moral principle.

  • McKinley Morganfield

    As a citizen of flyover country, I consider China far down the list of things I need to be worried about. Number one on my list is Washington, D.C.

  • whteshark

    I’m not sure what Americans expect. The Chinese have to buy something with these American dollar reserves that seem to lose value bit by bit every year. They have been buying up everything globally the last few years. It makes good business sense to buy, buy, buy before the end game. They’re not stupid; they know the American dollar has a destiny with destruction. I don’t blame the Chinese at all for our demise; I fault our leaders who led us down this road.

    What’s scary is this money flowing back into the United States. If every country in the world started buying up America with their dollar reserves it could lead to scary inflation, maybe even hyperinflation. If they use American dollars to buy stuff in other countries they stick those suckers with our debased currency.

  • And China is doing this off the 15% they keep – the other 85% goes to:

  • Old Man

    You know, trade deficit with China over the decade in the trillion dollar, and there is not even a free trade agreement between US and China.

    So why blame free trade agreement? What’s the real reason for the US-China trade imbalance? To simplify things, just check out the example of one of the grandest of American high tech company Apple.

    We are not talking ‘craps’ here; we are talking all those iMac, iPhone and iPad. 100% of Apple gadgets are made (assembled and tested) in China. Why? Apple’s answer: because not only Americans cannot manufacture such tech products, it’s also because only the Chinese factories can do it. Also, 90% of the components – chips, battery, memory, etc – are fabricated by Japanese, Korean and European tech companies. And therefore when you buy Apple products, you are contributing US trade deficits with Asia and European countries. Apple owns no factory at all. It is a pure design and marketing house. What it actually makes is software code and marketing campaigns.

    So there you have it – a company who sold a few hundred million units of products in America every year, has a cash horde of some $75 billion, but chose to hire only a small US staff. Yet, Americans bought up Apple stuff like donuts.

    Who to blame? Look at the mirror. Blame Apple? Hell, Americans worship Apple.

  • mondobeyondo

    The Chinese can conquer us, without firing a single shot. They won’t have to. They will just wait until we collapse, under a broken back of debt, obligations, debt, debt, more obligations and ever increasing debt. We owe them, and they know it, and they will blackmail us for it. The Chinese will use our fiscal situation to their advantage. Don’t think so? Come on now, they’re not stupid.

    They’ll start by buying large chunks of California. How about Chinatown in San Francisco? Bingo! Then Oregon, Illinois, New York, Arizona, Texas… and then they’ll have us where they want us.

    • mondobeyondo

      And it wouldn’t take much, either. Just mention “Taiwan” (Formosa) – aka The Democratic Republic of China, as opposed to the PRC – People’s Republic of China – to the mainland Chinese, and how we (the U.S.) would like it to remain an independent democratic state. Watch the goose pimples rise and then explode among the Chinese government.

      “Ya wants war? Ya gots ya some war, buddy!”

      ** Useless boring information alert!!
      I once lived in Taiwan, being an Air Force brat. It was many years ago (okay, it was 1973). From what little I remember of it, it was an absolutely beautiful place. Would love to go back there, but I can’t. Due to some geopolitical stuff such as the U.S. government recognizing Beijing as the capital of China in 1979, the U.S. dismantled its bases in Taiwan.

      But anyway… the street stoplights were arranged horizontally instead of vertically as they are here in the U.S. There were about 3 taxis for every private car (eat your heart out, New York City!), and the snails were HUGE!!

  • Robin the Boy Wonder

    Holy Toledo, Batman!

  • paul

    Jeep Grand Cherokee is built in Beijing for ages now.
    VW Santana is built in Shanghai.
    Buicks are built in China, too.

    For the same reason – avoidance of import tariffs.

  • paul

    Call me biased, but I still prefer Chinese to Middle Easterners.

    Chinese do not care about religion. Their religion is money. And as long as you do business, they respect you and trade with you.

  • chiller

    This all seems to be by design. Our spineless politicians should all be ******….by design.

  • Justice

    Each dog has it’s day.Tomorrow it was the USSR ,today America.

    • mondobeyondo

      And yesterday it will be China…. huh?!

  • blueridgeviews

    Remember in the 1980s’ the Japanese were buying up everything. I remember the outrage when they bought Rockefeller Center. A few years later Japan began it’s lost decades.

    It’s been said when America coughs the world gets sick. America has pneumonia.

  • MW

    Reckon all we can do is what it takes to make it begin again. The Asians have a much more versatile market which could work like WW2 Germany’s where you can get paid for almost anything you do. Best thing to do ’bout this is to help them preserve the best aspects of their culture plus ours. Easy to see what hurts, figure in what heals yet?

    It’s still as if many live like chips on the table while people* do what they can to win throughly. What a wild game, there’s other games more fun for everybody. The audience is already dozing off, playing lots of mini games or amazed at how long this has been going on.

    Sorry World, folks sure were built well to make you a heavenly trip in paradise for all.

    (I dont want to explain what is good/bad about WW2. Some see what kind of people* it takes to do crimes from wars also. They gotta let it go and stop using it like a bastard(Ashkenazims & ilk). Sorta obvious already how they learned to holler often till one believes. Starting to notice ’em diminishing our lives with all kinds of chains & explosives arent y’all?)

    *people: a certain unmistakable kind of person who looks a general way of their own in any race with features which are seen easily when inbreeding has occurred.**

    **Yet, some are strange exceptions the rule of general sociopathic behavior. Good black sheep are an ultra-rare miracle in today’s world.

    Let’s help the Asians overthrow their crazies as they settle here and perhaps have assistance in return.

  • George

    the question is simple…why do people buy chinese crap? why do you do that yourself? I don’t unless there’s no other choice which is unfortunately happening more than it used to

  • josh

    If it wasn’t china with the cash, it would have been another country.. perhaps mexico or india. It is always easier to blame someone else for your own problem that is created from within by your own officials that have sold to anyone (around the world) willing to give a bid…

  • Jeremy


    I been enjoying read your articles on economy and american dream for almost 1 year now. Keep up good work, I love to learn the truth what happen to the world and here in the US. I’m deaf person.

    Non topic: Toothbush

    I been want to know which best type of toothpaste for teeth.

    So which type of toothpaste that good heath for teeth?

    Sorry bad english because my primary language is ASL and secondary is English.

    • Michael


      Thank you for the very kind words. After writing hundreds of articles on both sites it is hard to keep things “fresh” everyday, but I do my best. It means a lot that so many people out there enjoy the work that I do.


  • Dave in TN

    I guess what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. This practice was the USA’s MO for the 20th century and what we didn’t buy with our money, we stole, or just overthrew with imperial wars of aggression. Who are we to complain? In any event, at least money is coming in from somewhere to help prop up the real estate market.

    • Dave in TN

      What really is the difference between ownership of US real property or businesses by foreign-owned vs domestically-owned multinational corporations? In both cases, the owners of these corporations have little or no loyalty to the citizens of the countries within which they operate. Apple and GE come to mind.

  • Scott C.

    Where do we go from here?
    Iceland’s track.
    Put the banking cabal in jail, fire government, repudiate the debt, start using real money again.

  • markthetruth

    “Emergency Emergency “!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “Proof” that nobody reads

    ETA News Release: [06/19/2012]
    The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $2,542,924 National Emergency Grant increment to provide employment-related services to 443 workers who are members of the Lummi Nation and have been affected by fishing industry layoffs in Bellingham, Wash.

    ETA News Release: [06/19/2012]
    The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $5,990,725 National Emergency Grant supplemental award to continue re-employment services for more than 4,800 workers
    directly affected by the closure of New United Motors Manufacturing Inc. in Fremont, Calif., and 39 suppliers affected by the closure of NUMMI’s plant.

    ETA News Release: [06/19/2012]
    The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $2,118,609 National Emergency Grant increment to provide employment-related services to more than 960 workers impacted by the closure of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. facility located in Union City, Tenn.

    ETA News Release: [06/18/2012]
    US Labor Department announces guidance to state Unemployment Insurance agencies on implementing short-time compensation or ‘work sharing’

    ETA News Release: [06/18/2012]
    The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $203,555 National Emergency Grant increment to continue employment-related services for about 600 workers affected by layoffs and closings at 11 companies in Massachusetts and one in Connecticut across a variety of industries.

    ETA News Release: [06/18/2012]
    The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $2,583,093 increment of a National Emergency Grant to continue employment-related services for about 960 workers affected by layoffs from pharmaceutical companies in northern New Jersey.

    ETA News Release: [06/14/2012]
    The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded a $3,330,000 National Emergency Grant increment to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to assist the commonwealth with continuing clean-up and recovery efforts following Hurricane Irene, which struck Aug. 26-30, 2011, and Tropical Storm Lee, which struck Sept. 3, 2011. The funds will support temporary jobs in affected areas.

    ETA News Release: [06/14/2012]
    Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced nearly $147 million in grants to develop and expand innovative strategies to help Americans return to work by delivering services more efficiently, facilitating cooperation across programs and funding streams, and focusing on partnerships with specific employers or industry sectors to develop programs that reflect current and future skill needs.

    and on and on Money that’s not going to create real jobs, just wasted by recipients on our behalf.

    The end…………

    delete my last post i didn’t finish it

  • Kathy Smith

    This all started when GOD was taken out of this country. When every time a small group of people protest something in America they get there way, we are now seeing the results of this. God help us all cause were going to need it.

  • Barn cat

    Businesses are leaving America because we have the highest corporate taxes in the world. We also have more and more regulations which add to the cost of doing business.

    We’re going to have an economic collapse. At least 90% of the US population will die. That’s the legacy we’re leaving for future generations.

  • pete

    Future generations?

    Would those be young folks that have barbed wire tatoos and lips/eyebrows packed full of rings and zippers?

    Or does that include college grads with tatoos and rings WITH a diploma/degree?

    In either case, I suggest they will either go along with it….or they won’t.

    • GaryToo

      yesterday news said blood bank supplies are desperately low. well if that is the case now, how much blood supply will they have in the future when the older and gen x give way to gen y who are all tatooed and can nnot give blood? I hear ya pete. the average young cop now has more tattoos than the average young jailbird. Go figure.

  • Ed Schmuch

    is there any way an article like this could be written on a page from left to right instead of one word to a line/ I could read it much better then instead of becoming upset. Thanks a lot

  • Rowell

    Most Americans are too blind or too pre-occupied with the B.S. to see what’s going on. They’re busy working (or looking for work), they’re busy watching TV, or browsing the Internet, they’re busy texting with friends. They have no clue where this is all headed, and how we even got on this road.

    As was espoused in an earlier comment, a large chunk of the blame falls on the shoulders of “our leaders”, the elected officials in the White House and in Congress. Each one of those men and women won their election with hefty campaign contribution from corporations, from the bankers, from the brokers, from the wealth and from special interest groups (we’ll bundle all those together and call them “Owners” from here on). Those elected officials are now deeply endebted to their owners. The owners come first, their friends and family come next, and finally, the American people come last. This has been going on for many years.

    In essence, we the American people, have been sold out. Our wealth re-directed to the wealthiest among us, to the big corporations and to other nations. Our resources are being divied up and prepped for plunder. Our lands are being auctioned off and developed by other nations. Why? So we can get cheap plastic goods? So we can buy the newest SmartPhone on the market every 6 months? So we can keep stuffing our faces with expensive, unhealthy food?

    When the bulk of the population finally does wake up, they’re going to see an America they won’t recognize. They’re going to ask themselves “When did I lose my rights? When did I lose my future? When did I become a slave?” But by then, it’ll be too late.

    We are the Romans, watching our empire crumble before us. Some of us watch in horror, while others simply play the fiddle.


    thanks michael for all your dedication and please dont ever stop ! what we are experiencing right now is the downfall to once a very blessed nation that has turned its back on the “THE LOVING GOD “, THAT BLESSED US IN THE FIRST PLACE ! we as a nation have turned our backs against god and removed him from every aspect of our daily lives and guess what ? its time to pay for our evil doings ? we the people are to blame for everything our evil corporate owned government is doing to us ! we the people dont care whats right or wrong anymore ? just look around you and its not hard to see what we’ve become as a nation ! greed,entertainment and sex rule our nation ! what we are wittnessing right now is the new world order coming into full completion and a one world government taking control of everything as we know of and it will enslave us all ! all we can do now is turn to god and ask him to save us and protect us from whats coming ! THE STORM IS ALMOST HERE PEOPLE ..PLEASE PREPARE AND PRAY TO THE LOVING GOD TO SAVE YOU !!!

  • Eileen Dover

    booshes and obumas—-not a nickel difference—except for a hairy reed or peglosi—

  • lee

    China own Toledo ? That’s great news !

    My mom’s side of the family lives there. Lots of jobs for my relatives to work in Chinese sweatshops now without having to move out of the country.

    Seriously though, China has a bigger real estate bubble than the US did that will pop and all the revenues China is starting to miss because the US and Europe are headed for a depression is going to put a halt to China owning the world.
    IMO, in about two years; it’s going to be every country is on its own as dealing with defaults all over the place and keeping its people from rioting over food problems will be their main priority.

  • GaryToo

    really good article.

    this trend is not just in usa but all over the world. apart from all the small individual real estate auctions where there are always a chinese bidder able to go as high as they want, they buy up huge massive tracts of land in africa and south america and australia, supposedly undeveloped land, with an intention to make it all productive.

    They have industrialized and urbanized right over much of their own former farmland and need to farm elsewhere in the world for their food.

    I notice that wherever chinese own factories they are able to send chinese workers who do not have to be able to speak english like other foreign workers have to.

    Dont tell me the politicians are not fully in the chinese pockets.

  • Maximus

    The ‘why’ of this problem is very simple. In order for the ‘powers that be’ to succeed in achieving their New World Order, they must equalize the existing wealth globally. They must remove as much wealth as possible from Amerika and move it into countries with lower per capita wealth. They desire to have us all on a level playing field so that all countries have an equal share and an equal say in their New World Order. All of this is within the elite’s own writings and public statements.

    Welcome to the New World Order! You ain’t seen nothing yet!!!!

  • Zach

    First let me point out that I think that Nafta, cafta, and such are bad ideas. Not because they are free trade, but because they are managed trade (not free market based).

    Now to my main point. I am tired of hearing about “X” is going to buy up America! I think it is about time China bought something from us and not the other way around. And is it China’s fault that we have devalued the dollar by 96 percent? If we had a strong dollar, half of this would not be happening. We could buy much more with our dollars than the Chinese could, thus allowing for more employment, since labor would be inexpensive because of the dollars purchasing power. And besides, the market is based upon needs, not upon fiat. So lets say we put up a protective tariff. Sure wages may go up, but if people are not willing to pay the price for those automobiles (over saturation in the market) then the companies will have to fire them anyways. Any the whole point of economic growth is to provide the greatest amount of prosperity (not just monetarily) and quality of life with the least amount of resources possible. If they can spruce up Toledo or Detroit or wherever, I say go for it! They are probably doing more for our cities than our governments are doing.

    So my point in case is that don’t blame the Chinese, blame the Federal Reserve and the Federal Government for their absurd policies.

  • WM

    This article is disturbing, however, once one understands that the Bible prophecies thousands of years ago, (Ezekiel, Zechariah, Revelation) tell of a time that is coming in which there will be a one world government, one currency (most likely a electronic tracking chip), and a gloabal leader ( antichrist), then you start to see that the “change” that obummer promised is really controlled by the global elite, (that this site talks much about).

    Americas power and riches and the rights we have via the Constitution are a thorn in the side to the globalist in implementing the New World Order. They are systematically removing our freedoms, and the wealth that America once had, has faded away. Does anyone really believe that all the junk that we import from China, and globalism, and all the companies relocating to another country is just a mistake? Or caused purely by greed? I don’t think so. Sure, greed is a part of it, and over regulation, but who made it too expensive, and who keeps coming up with regulation after regulation???? These were created for a reason…to bring the American economy down and put it in debt, so that we can have our sovereignty stripped be “humbled” to the level of other countries and therefore be “conquered” and joined to the global economy. Don’t you think the Mexican/US border could really be secured if they really wanted to? Do you think “fast and Furious” was just a case of corruption and greed? There are very few mistakes in high level politics. The Patriot act and Homeland Security with all their freedom stripping rules and regulations are not a mistake. They are sold to the public as a way of protecting us, when in fact they are a subtle way of taking our freedoms away right from under the sheeples noses.

    It is no mistake why the world is in such a global finacial mess. The Bible made many very clear prophecies thousand sof years ago, and these current times are the only time so far in human history that we see the stage being set in such a way. Did greed and lust for power have a play in it? Sure, but the God of the Bible distinguishes himself from any other by clearly predicting things that will happen, so that when they do happen, we will know that he is the Living Lord God.

    So, does it make me sad that America is no longer? Yes, of course. But, I believe things are happening for a reason, and that reason is to knock America off its throne of THE richest and most powerful nation in the world.

    Pray hard and check out the Bible for yourself, you may be shocked as to what you discover.

    “As for me and my house. we will serve the Lord” Joshua 24:15

  • stg58

    Sgt Shut Up,

    The difference is the trade deficit, and how long it has been growing. We did not have the trade deficit with Japan that we have with China. We also did not have a trade deficit that continually grew every single year.

    Yes, China’s economy has problems, and it remains to be seen if that will cause them problems down the road.

  • Zach

    And let me just point out that I lived right outside of Toledo for a few years. And I currently reside in Michigan. Where I live the government handouts comprise 30 percent of peoples income. In surrounding areas, it is 40 percent. If something like this came in and provided jobs and opportunities, I think that it would be better than having people on the dole.


    QUIT BUYING CHINESE MADE CRAP! – Yes its that simple!

  • Chris

    This did not happen by accident but by deliberate design. Your country has been brought down not just by greed and stupidity but by treachery. China has been engineered to become THE Global Superpower after the decline of the USA has been achieved by your politicians.
    China has a very big population and the USA has a lot of land. How many exactly are they thinking of sending over to you to work for Chinese wages on American soil? What will they do to/with all the surplus Americans?

    • GaryToo

      chris, dont forget that leaving china to go to a colony elsewhere in the world will free them from the one child policy, so you are right they will increase numbers.

  • Here in Baja California,Mexico,the same thing is happening.The Chinese are also buying up properties and when you go to buy something in the hardware store, or even shoes and clothes, all most everything is made in China.Also if you buy baskets,Mexican flags and souveneers, they are Chinese made. In Tijuana,Rosarito,Mexicali and Ensenada it seems like there are more Chinese restraunts than Mexican.All of this happenig here is one of the consequences of NAFTA.Some polititions here want to flood the stores with more Chinese junk(so the Mexican people won’t go to San Diego to buy it),will put more people out of work here,by closing down more factories here in Mexico,just like what is happening in the USA.I mention what goes down here in Mexico a lot,because the American people need to know what is happening to its neighbors,and that it is a GLOBAL PROBLEM,not just an American problem.China too is buying up Mexico and even Canada.Go to Vancouver B.C. and it looks like Hong Kong and I saw more Chinese people there, than Canadians.The products in Canada are also made in China.You want to buy a Canadian flag,It will be made in China,just like the American flag.Thanks to GREED and UNFAIR TRADE POLICIES and CORPORATE FREE TRADE,this is going on everywhere.

  • Snoopy_The_Economist

    Didn’t Japan try buying up US real estate many years ago and take a bath after the collapse in real estate prices?

    China is definitely smart buying up resources – when currencies are worth nothing at least commodities will have value.

  • GoneWithTheWind

    What we need is some serious talk about nationalizing all property and investments not owned by U.S. citizens.

  • jsmith

    The Chinese are coming! The Chinese are coming! Yes they are, and some 300 million would just about love to be here.
    Do we need more proof that our Demopublican politicians are selling us down the river? Oops, I see the waterfall ahead. Swimm for the shore. Either shore.

  • Steve

    This is not the complete list; it was taken from the 45 Communist goals that found their way down the halls of our great Capitol back in 1963.

    Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 .

    3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

    15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

    26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” 

    (Leviticus 20:13If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.)

    27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
    30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
    31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

    36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
    37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

    Luke 10:18And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
    In ancient Hebrew the word for lightning is barack, the word for heaven or the
    heights is bama and to connect the words either an “a” or an “o” is used.

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” – Barack Hussein Obama – Audacity of Hope

    2 Thessalonians 2:3 (King James Version)
    3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    Political Correctness a term first seen in Mao’s Little Red Book, a communist engendered abomination that is instituting censorship little by little.

    “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”- George Washington

    Carl Marx, once wrote that, the goal of the Communists was to quote,. “enter into men’s minds and cast God down from his throne.”

    Matthew 12:31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.


    In ancient Babylon their economy was based on usury.
    “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25
    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13
    Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!
     Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states that only the Congress can print and coin money! 

    The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was slipped thru congress during the Christmas break with the majority of it’s members absent. 

    The Federal Reserve is self serving and privately owned in violation to the Constitution, charging interest on illegally printed money. Money printed from nothing!
    In America On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. Five months later A UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY was MURDERED BY COMMUNIST! 

    Our own US Congress voted themselves a raise. (But vetoed a raise for those on Social Security) A member of Congress only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month. And most are now equal to being millionaires plus.  If some one in the military stays  in for 20 years (providing that they are not killed in combat before that) and gets out as an E-7, they may receive a pension of $2,000 per month, and the very people who placed them in harm’s way receives a pension of $15,000 per month.

    The debt added by the previous 43 U.S. Presidents from 1789 through 2002 combined was
       $6.3 trillion

    The debt added by Obama is
        $6.5 trillion

    “I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the properties class, and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.”—Roger Baldwin, leftist, anarchist, and Communist, was born in Wellesley MA and co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

    “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25
    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13
    Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!
    In ancient Babylon their priest sacrificed babies to their gods baal, and molech.  
    In America the communist under their socialist programs have sacrificed over 50 million American babies to their god satan!
    Leviticus 20:2-5
    2Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel , Whosoever he be of the children of Israel , or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel , that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
    3And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
    4And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:
    5Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.
    Luke 22:35-36 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. 36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.
    Jeremiah 50:16Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the SICKLE in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
    Jeremiah 50:23How is the HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH CUT ASUNDER AND BROKEN! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
    Jeremiah 50:14 “ Put yourselves in array against Babylon all around, All you who bend the bow; Shoot at her, spare no arrows, For she has sinned against the LORD.

    “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”— Norman Thomas, Socialist Party Presidential Candidate in 1940, 1944 and 1948, co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
    “We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.”—Nikita Kruschev, former Soviet Premier/dictator.

    All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. Psalm 118:10

    “The thing that separates the American Christian from every other person on earth is the fact that he would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees!”. George Washington

      2 Timothy 2:15   Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 

    Jeremiah 48: 10Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

    Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying , Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down , and shall be found no more at all.



    • Gay Veteran

      like a parrot spouting Bible verses

    • DownWithLibs

      Very interesting!!

    • Steve

      Acts 5: 29Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

      This is not the complete list; it was taken from the 45 Communist goals that found their way down the halls of our great Capitol back in 1963.

      Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 .

      3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

      15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

      26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” 

      (Leviticus 20:13If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.)

      27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
      30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
      31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

      36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
      37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

      Luke 22:35-36 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. 36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.
      Jeremiah 50:16Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the SICKLE in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
      Jeremiah 50:23How is the HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH CUT ASUNDER AND BROKEN! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
      BABYLON = the HAMMER and SICKLE!
      Jeremiah 50:14 “ Put yourselves in array against Babylon all around, All you who bend the bow; Shoot at her, spare no arrows, For she has sinned against the LORD.

      Jeremiah 48: 10Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

      Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying , Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down , and shall be found no more at all.


  • Forien national work visa ( L-1 )are regulated by the US Department of State ,Hillary Clinton. She was the top attorney for Walmart that crushed the unions and brought cheap labor to US by the way of ( L-1 ) work visas under Bill Clinton. If you check out all the major corporations ( like Intel ) in Portland OR and the Bay Bridge $7 billion dollar bride, these forien workers pay No federal or State TAXES . NONE WOULD CALL IT A CONSPIRACY. But all union workers will be forced to vote for the party that betrays them.

  • Jon Q. Public Menace

    I keep thinking about Ross Perot and how correct he was. We laughed at his ears, made fun of him. Well, who’s laughing now…

  • I like rice,

    The investment of caspital in the US proper is no different that what we do in other lands -permitting. Everyone wants capital investment; this has been going on for centuries.

    The USA is indeed in need of capital and foreign investment is a option for improvement. No matter what country, conglomerate, banking-investment system provides cash there is not real ownership of the land base, just capitalization.

    Investment in other lands, be it ours, or theirs, reduces war, and strengthens trade and agreements according to the global theory.Perhaps this capitalizataion will make jobs?

    Follow the money trail for jobs.


  • Happy

    Well at least we have the freedom to have an openly gay military and gay marriage is just about a done deal.It’s not all doom and gloom.
    We may have lost a few battles on the economic front but have made tremendous strides in sexual freedom.
    The Chinese will probably do a far better ob of running Toledo than Americans.It’s obvious that Americans no matter how much you spend on their education are just not up to the challenge due to low IQ’s.
    The Chinese men can have our women that our men don’t want and have children with them that our men refuse to give them because they are more turned on by each other.
    Hopefully when the Chinese men sire children with our women the children will be a little smarter and get some of those good genes from the Chinese.Everyone knows the Chinese are smarter than Americans.Just look around!The Chinese have been buying up governments in South America too and have been doing a fine job.I think this is a good thing.The Chinese have our best interests at heart and they have a vested interest in our success.

    • Martha

      it’s the women who refuse to have the children. Don’t forget it’s the women that want free birth control and government paid abortions. The men are obviously quite willing to do their part by having sex, it’s the women who refuse to have the children. The women are the ones that choose to prostitute themselves and the guys don’t even have to pay for the sex, every mans dream from the beginning of time. Sex for free

    • “Well at least we have the freedom to have an openly gay military and gay marriage is just about a done deal.It’s not all doom and gloom.
      We may have lost a few battles on the economic front but have made tremendous strides in sexual freedom”. True. Thousands of naked people roaming the streets of Portland last weekend were said to have been led by a naked Chinese man holding up an umbrella while dressed in a pink tutu. At least the Chinese here are doing their best to assimilate into Western civilized culture…

  • WOW

    Well, 2 points

    Stop wasting money on wars and weapon research as US already have far more advance weapons than anyone else on planet.

    Start saving money.

    I was watching the movie”Home Alone” and talking to my wife, those were the days when 80% goods were Made in USA and now 80% are made in China


    • GaryToo

      china is the major component supplier of those far more advanced american weapons. do you suppose they build in a remote fail capacity…

  • CSH

    While people listened to the ridiculous accusations from the media that Ron Paul’s military strategy wasn’t right, he, in fact, is the ONLY candidate that “GETS IT”! He knows the financial war that has been waged on us from the global elitists, who also profit from both sides of any physical war. That’s why he has drawn attention to the money grabbing, fraudulent, corrupt, Federal Reserve Banksters. They are at fault for selling us all down the river and eating up are wealth from the inside out…. killing us slowly.

  • lunaursus

    The sickening part of this is the total destructive goal that congress has been on for over 50 years. Over 40 years ago the citizens were writing and contacting congress, calling for congress to put fair tariffs on imports coming in here, because our stuff was being taxed to the max by the Chinese and other foreign countries across the pond. Congress ignored us then and they ignore us now. We don’t exist for them except to prey on continually.

  • 1984

    It’s all water over the dam isn’t it? I find it curious that americans don’t understand their “education system”, the heart of all problems. It is in these so-called schools that you are corrupted, lied to, minipulated, brainwashed and well..trained like an animal to respond to certain stimulus. Of course the average person does not believe this. Take a look at your lives. Things don’t add up do they? Were you ever taught the basics of life and how to survive and function as an adult? Learn any finance or business skills? How to fill out resumes, dress and act in the real adult world you are heading into? Were you ever told the % of college grads that don’t make it, but have loan debt for life? Or that technology can be a blessing or a curse? Personally, it took 35 years to realize what had been done to me. Most never get it. The end result of pseudo/psyops training veiled as education? Your seeing it….Godspeed & Goodluck

  • Bob

    They should buy Chicago. They would probably do a better job than the current owner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

  • Gordon

    This is not the fault of the Americans. Its not even the fault of the Chinese. There was a banker coup d’etat back in 1913 with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act and the unconstitutional federal income tax law. It took them a hundred years but they’ve finally managed to pay off every politician and buy up every corporation to effectively destroy America so they can accomplish their ultimate goal – one world government, one world army, one world bank. They couldn’t get their New World Order before they destroyed the nation states. America is the biggest domino to fall.

    • Jeff

      There was a time when I would have dismissed your comment as just another wacko conspiracy theory, but not anymore.

      I believe that what you described is very close to the goal of the international bankers, the people that actually run this world.

    • Earl H.

      Well noted. Not many people know this. You hit the nail right on the head. They created the great depression…

    • John

      Very succinctly put Gordon, AND very acurate as well. Most important from 1913 is that they took control of the money, (creation/value) from Congress.

  • Randome-11

    “Well, there are a whole lot of reasons. One of the main reasons is that they slap huge tariffs on many American-made goods.”

    No, the reason is because US business cannot compete anymore, only swindle, both the US population and other countries.

    Basically, the Chinese society is one where the most intelligent still comes up on top, considerably meritocratic.

    US society is one where the most intelligent is seen as a danger, not an asset, won´t be allowed to come up on top. This system is an ineptocracy.

    When a society goes from a meritocracy to an ineptocracy, industry and infrastructure quality are the first victims. Motor works on basis of how well you build it, not on account whever you support martin luther king or not, for self-evident reasons, baby boomers as a general rule where far less skilled than previous generations and when they came into the workforce, manufacture was already at risk.

  • Diane C

    My Dad passed away in 2011. His house in pretty exclusive area in CA sold to a Chinese person FOR CASH. He paid $600,000, cash ( appraisal was 700,000. Didn’t have many other offers even before that due to the economy. We took it. It had a mortgage on it and at least it didn’t go to the bank. The reason this person liked it was because it had lots of land in the back and he wanted to build a tennis court. TRUTH.

    Anyway, looks like the Chinese are going to over run the Mexicans in CA eventually.

    • When the Chinese take over, the Mexicans will work for the Chinese, no problem, LOL. The crossing into the US will not stop just because the nationality of the “bosses” have changed. The US and México are united by geographics, and that won´t change. The thing is that the conditions for the workers will be way poorer, harder, less income and with less privileges they enjoy now…slavery coming, maybe?

  • Evie

    I disagree that because we are in debt we have to sell homes and resources to the chinese. Sell them more treasuries.
    Are they saying americans are too dumb and lazy to start businesses. Hey if they gave us handouts and millions, no fool would turn it down.
    Isnt this treason? I cannot buy property in mexico unless I am married to one.
    This is failure by design. They could have also allowed people,to stay in their homes for free. bet the chinese are getting free homes and businesses. No wonder people do not want to work.

  • Italics Mine

    So,what happens if China buys up a lot of property in this country? They’ll be screwed on the real estate taxes like the rest of us.

  • joe

    Is this article meant to incite nationalism with “hate” for chinese? While, it seems like that is what it is implying. How about placing some blame on your dumb neighbors who keep living beyond their means or just look in the mirror?

    • J.prindle

      This does not cause me to resent the Chinese at all. It however causes me to dispise our own government which has sold us out!

  • AssHat

    Guaranteed income for the government. Don’t have a job here is some money to spend. Didn’t make enough money here is a little more. Everyone keep spending.

  • mark

    Well at least they were smarter than the Japanese were in the 80’s who overpaid for our real estate, everyone thought they were gonna own us! but yeah all our govt. has to do to screw them is nationalize real estate! ha ha

    • Don’t think the gov WON”T nationalize Real Estate! I bet $5 Obama is going to call up a “state of emergency” of some sort,& we won’t have an election! All he has to do is enforce Marshall Law, which is already in place! It was never rescinded in the courts when the Supreme Court imposed it on the Vets after WW I! Think of Waco Tx. as a “Dress Rehearsal” Didn’t anybody see the military tanks from Ft. Hood out there? That’s against our Constitution!

  • Rodster

    Moody looks to downgrade 15 Banks !

    • Rodster

      “Moody’s Investors Service has lowered the ratings of some of the world’s largest banks, including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs.

      The ratings agency said late Thursday that the banks were downgraded because their long-term prospects for profitability and growth are shrinking.

      The ratings agency said it was especially concerned about banks with significant capital market activities during a time of increased volatility in markets.”

      • Michael

        Yes, I almost wrote about that today.


  • Cinderella Man

    Why would anyone want to buy Toledo?

    • D.Minus Collins

      Good one! I lived there for 7 years (the worst 7 of my life). Nowhere else has such a collection of idiots, morons, low-life criminals and political corruption per capita. Simply put: Toledo is a criminal operation; Washington, DC in miniature, run by organized labor and the most unqualified “elected officials” to be found.

      OTOH – Toledo is the Geographic Bomb. More than Chicago or Detroit, Toledo is perfectly situated to access a third of the nation’s population. Lake Erie, 2 Interstate hwys, 2 aiports, mega-rail service, cheap vacant land and 20% unemployment, mostly blue collar.
      Only the myopia and criminal ignorance of Toledo’s “leaders” has capped its growth for decades. Add to that, the dominance of Organized Labor (OH not a Right To Work state)which results in mega-taxes, constant new property tax levies and all the red tape in the world and you know why Business left decades ago and has refused to come back.

      China has the money to not care about all that. Eventually, they will buy the politicians, too, and get the necessary “work-arounds” to reduce/avoid the taxes others pay. Starving for money, the city will roll over rather than run the risk of offending the Salvation From The East.

  • Gene Lopeman

    All of this has already happened in Australia. But it happened back in the early 80’s and it was Japan that did the buying.
    Fear not little ones. You cannot take land and buildings back home when your own economy collapse comes. And it will come and the Chinese will be forced into selling back these assets for whatever price they can get. The Japanese felt they had been swindled by Australians by 1995. Maybe they had or maybe it was just greed on the part of Japanese people thinking they were buying valuable assets dirt cheap.
    Australia as a whole benefited from the “recession we had to have” (Paul Keating) and the wages and prices freeze we endured for many years. Eventually Australian workers readjusted to the new world order and we are now doing ok. Not “great” as some would have you think, but ok.
    The only difference between Australia and America is that Australians look after the unemployed and the poor. So some Americans are going to find these next 10 years very tough indeed.

    • GaryToo

      japanese buyup of mainly gold coast was not unique to australia in 80’s, they bought up just as much around thte rest of world. What japan did in 80’s is small potatoes compared to how much of aust real estate the chinese are buying now, as well as millions of acres of farmland. secondly japan did not send workers and colonists only tourists. its really not the same thing.

      • Drew from Oz

        Sadly, the US is still one of the largest buyers of Australian real estate and businesses. Look at all the major businesses in Australia- many are US owned or majority controlled. We in Australia look at the complaining that folk in the US are doing about their assets going overseas, and have a little chuckle to ourselves. What is good for the goose, is good for the gander.

    • GaryToo

      also its a very outdated view that america does not look after the poor and unemployed like we do, that was true 30 yeas ago but they have just as many social programs if not more now. unemployment for a single person is 200$ a week. Nobody can survive on that, they have unemp AND food stamps. Also the recession of the early 90’s was not just in australia it was global, they had it too.

  • Lancer

    To Italics Mine: You are as ignorant as the rest of them. A Communist regime sends his gang and sleepers over to US and eats you alive from within and you fail. Money and undercover agents will desimante our Government and no one is the wiser. Sad, that you know nothing about protecting our country. China is now into banks, theirs and ours. They are also going to get the Los Angeles Shipping port, a closed militay base and when they establish the Trojan Horse here we will be done. It’s sad that the real face behing the veil is putting an end to America with your help.

  • sos

    europe has also tried to flog themselves off at bargain basement prices, only to find that greece and spain aren’t worth a tuppence when it comes to chinese money. Unlike the u.s, and australia, which are a more valuable asset, especially when it comes to primary produce, and minerals, .i’d say the germans must be filled with jealousy every time they look across the atlantic, the only thing southern europe has to sell is tourism, and the parthenon is not up for sale, not yet anyway

  • DL

    Someone said it above: China is a meritocracy.

    On the other hand, the US is now run by Criminal Psychopaths, and is a psychopathocracy.


  • Jeffrey

    BREAKING NEWS: City officials have revealed that Canton, Ohio will be renamed Guangzhou City, Ohio. Hahaha!

    • Cal

      Great, I guess to enter a crime free nice city I must learn Chinese. NO PROBLEM!

  • Isn’t China just a front for Wal-Mart?

  • Dick N

    Meh. I remember the very same concerns being voiced about the Japanese in the 1980’s before their economy tanked. When it did, they took a bath and sold it back for in many cases considerably less than they paid. The Cninese economy is already slowing down, and their growth model is unsustainable too for the same reason the Japanese one was–it’s based on exports. Frankly, I have no issue with thousands or even tens of thousands of Chinese coming over here and experiencing a freer (if not ideally free) society than they have at home. It will invariably lead to increasing democratization there too over time.

  • A lot of them will lose billions like the Japanese did twenty-some years ago (remember when they bought Pebble Beach golf course?). Their buying a lot of premium properties at high prices and low return, but they are pretty safe places to park a lot of money. Myself, I’m going after property a tier down from that, where you can make great returns even if you can’t pay all cash!

    • GaryToo

      dick and rich, it is not the same thing at all. firstly the scale is vastly huger. secondly it is not about investment for return it is about colonization. that is colonization and exporting produce back to china leaving the locals hungry. it is not benign development that benefits everyone.

  • Syd Hatfield

    Maybe a biz man like Romney “gets it” and can turn this around, unlike the idiots we have in there now.

  • Bad Brian

    As repugnant as it may feel to us, I think it might be time for us to learn all we can about our new rulers. Learn Chinese, learn Chinese culture. Do you want to be left behind ? Time and tide wait for no man !

  • Gary2

    when people who shuffel paper(wal street) make more than those who invent things…

  • Why is everybody crying about china,china has been in america as long as i can remember every
    city in america has always had a china town,i’m I right or wrong,tell me if i’m wrong.

  • Cal

    Excellent news! The Chinese are not disgusting cowardly pussies like white Americans and WILL handle the black occupants of these dead cities as they should be handled. I cant wait to visit Toledo or Detroit again, but this time being a clean safe productive city. White america is the disgrace of the world. Toledo WAS an important and highly productive city, now its an unflushed toilet.

    • Bill

      Well, keyboard commando. I’m a white American, why don’t you meet me Face-To-Face and talk that crap. You’ll see how damn quick I’ll *************** head off.

  • mondobeyondo

    “I picked a bad week to quit drinking…”
    – Leslie Nielsen, in the movie “Airplane!”

    I hope you like rice. Lots of rice.

  • The Mighty Phantom

    Seems like we’ve gone from a Republic to a Whoredom-with the brothel of liberal democrats on Capitol Hill being paid for their favors with the votes of those they service.

  • These future China cities are called Foreign Trade Zones. This is happening in many other States. google it. The Government did it!

  • Tim

    there is a german joke which describes such a situation well: “what is the difference between a normal debtor and the king of debtors? a normal debtor can not pay and the king does not want to pay”.So people , don’t worry when the time comes the US government will find a way not to pay.Eventually you can not be enslaved by debt if you are the one holding the sword in your hands.I would not worry too much about china buying up the US but I would rather be worried about the own population which might get all kinds of revolutionary ideas once the standard of living falls under a certain level…

  • View

    Stupid article. Should be said owned by Asian American. After all all these owners will want to be come a US Citizen. Dodo.

  • Lou

    The more business activity the better. It doesn’t matter who is doing the buying and developing as long as it is happening. Opportunity exists for all.

  • Earl H.

    The chinese Communists walk the march just like the Russian Communists but instead of 2 steps forward and 3 steps back, they march 3 steps forward and 2 steps back… Krusjev spoke the words at the U.N. baack in the very beginning of the 60’s, ” We will bury you and will not fire a shot” Communists are communists no matter where they are from. You feel me!

  • Piglet

    [Mental Retard has 2 college degrees (Major Colleges – Elite).] Giving the Chimp degrees has been cited as an example of “affirmative action for rich white people.” If not for his family connections, he never would have gone beyond applying to attend any decent college. Does anyone really believe his college application was treated the same as one from an ordinary guy with no big name family with lots of money and power?

  • Ken Long

    So the Chinese are selling plastic crap and acquiring paper promises in exchange, which they are trying to convert into tangible assets, gold, real estate, companies, etc. Its all a political game of posturing and positioning. If there’s a problem with foreign nationals, or expat Americans, owning American assets, whether real estate, companies, or mineral and agriculture rights, simply tax them for it. Property tax’s for non American citizens could easily be twice the rate for Americans, likewise any mineral, agricultural, or intellectual assets leaving this country have to be paid for, all profits from businesses located in America have to reinvest their proceeds in America or face stiff taxes. Not all of these ideas will work, but there are plenty of underhanded ways to deal with these people. The big problem that still needs to be dealt with is us. Either we turn things around and change or attitudes and expectations or we will simply cease to exist as we now do. The entire world is predatory and if we allow ourselves to get fat and bloated we will be taken down by someone.

  • SamuelS

    WOW! We as a nation, should ************** out of Obama. Then elect a facist president that would beat up china and make them our bitch again. oh wait, this is stupid America. sorry, I forgot.

  • Nodak mak

    i use to think it was a joke when as children we were going to dig a hole to china in our own back yard.. Its hard to beleive we actualy did it .. dug a debt hole all the way there .. paved it and put a elivator in it to boot.

  • Piglet

    Most people have probably seen the pictures of China’s high speed rail network, the biggest in the world. Now take a look at what has become of our railroads, which were once great.

    • mondobeyondo

      But… we’ll always have Amtrak… *gag*

  • Garmon

    Nothing new, really. The English did it, the French did it, etc., etc. Just learn to read, write and speak Chinese. You learned how to read, write and speak English didn’t you? Just be glad someone has the money to fix the mess we made of our own country.

  • Sovereign Man

    The New World Order agenda is in its last stage of implementation- America the once proud , prosperous, bastion of a free and open society of free markets is circling the drain leading to the black hole of oblivion – Red China is just a tool of the globalists- The global superstate will be a technocratic totalitarian state in which a global plantation will be created consisting of the goyim livestock who will be at the total mercy of the Orwellian pschopathic and sociopathic luciferian elite- This plan for a global governance goes back to the days of Nimrod and the building of the Tower of Babel and the last obstacle in its way was America – The final demise of America will take place with the implementation of three things – 1 – The end of cash and a totally digitalized currency 2. The confiscation of all arms and weapons and 3.The implanting a the ver- or bio-chip- What would you do if you dissented or protested against the government and they simply turned off your chip, forze hyour assets and therefore you could not buy and sell- No food- You die- You and all the other goyim will cry out that you love the servitude of Big Brother, just give me my food- The New World Order of the ant-christ will be defeated by those who keep the faith- Jesus said you will know them by the fruit they bear and those who refuse the mark of the beast will be saved- It will not be to long that we all we have a choice to make- What will your choice be? Only one choice and path leads to eternal salvation – All others lead to Lucifer- God Bless Us All-

  • OH NO

    Jaxon64 is on the right track, I think it will go something like this the US will pay it’s debts to china with our land and resources then the chinese will accommodate us by building industries promising to provide jobs in return, no one will work for them (chinese) for $2hr so the goverment (our politicians) will provide work visas to bring in workers these workers will be considered low income and collect welfare and be able to vote, this will happen over time but do you get the picture?

  • Masamune

    China has the money to do this so I say “Why not?” I certainly can’t say “NO! you can’t do this!” I mean what if the shoe were on the other foot and the U.S. had the same opportunity in China? would they not do the same? (I’m not sure about that) I’ve read a lot of interesting comments here which prompted me to add my two cents here.

  • James

    We can always look at our problems with many different views, as the comments here clearly demonstrated. But the ONE view that is most critical but not mentioned, is that “we have created the mess ourselves”. For example, if you don’t like the trade imbalance, stop buying Chinese goods! If you think your leaders are crooks, vote for someone who is not! If you think your political system sucks, create a new one and boycott the old one! The key point is, stop BLAMING someone else and you will solve your own problem. This is called “RESPONSIBILITY”. Unfortunately, this way of looking at things is very rare indeed. The U.S. culture is one of the most irresponsible in the world, blaming everyone everywhere on everything. That is why the U.S. have army all over the world, dominating everyone.

    The solution to all our problems is NOT outside, but in each one of us. The price that we must end up paying for being irresponsible is SELF DESTRUCTION. And that exactly is what’s happening now. There is NO exception to this logic. Time to wake up or perish. Your choice.

  • Mittens

    Can we sell them Obama, George W., Wolfowitz, Jamie Dimon, and Lloyd Blankfein for some debt forgiveness? They will work hard for their new Chinese masters.

  • Mittens

    We will throw in Bill and Hilleary for free.

  • Dustin Johnson

    It is time to have a revolution here in the United States. We the people need to take back our country and change these awful things that are happening like this. We need to stand up as one nation and overthrow this federal government. If you like what I’m saying and want to stand up for this country, please email me and tell me your thoughts on this subject or any other subject:

    • Drew from Oz

      Oh come on. The US was built on the ruins of other nations empires. Sewards Folly? Louisiana Purchase? Florida Keys? There were Russian settlements in California by golly, before the expanding USA overtook them. Then the US expanded out across the Pacific. Hawaii, the Philippines, American Samoa……all taken from other faltering empires by a young aggressive US.

      Now the boot is on the other foot and you complain? Learn your history folks- you are repeating it; from the pointy end this time.

  • JackieG

    I doubt very much if Toledo outdoes Wash.D.C.
    If D.C. defaults the Chinese will be signing your paychecks.
    While seated in Congress and the Senate.
    The problem now is; what takes the Americans a year to produce the Chinese can do in 28 days.
    Pretty tough to over come that.
    Widgits or computer scientists, it just doesn’t matter….one iota.
    The Russians refer to it as, “all around out gunned”.

  • ktpropert

    Toledo? That’s part of our plan. We’re gonna sell San Francisco next! LOL

  • Dr Bubb

    I AM FED UP, and think it is TIME FOR TRUTH-TELLING !

    (From above):

    So why do we allow China to keep doing this to us?

    …China is continually getting wealthier and we are continually getting poorer.

    All of the money that is leaving this country and going to China could be going to U.S. businesses and U.S. workers instead. In turn, those businesses and workers would pay taxes on that money to support the government.

    Instead, we have to go beg China to lend us the money that we just sent to them. At this point, China now holds approximately 1.17 trillion dollars of U.S. government debt. None of this ever had to happen.[/i]
    === === ===

    Exactly. It did not need to happen.
    Americans need to wake up and understand why they are getting poorer – Most of the reasons are their own fault, or the fault of their politicians:

    1/ The US spends twice as much per capita on its military – but Americans are no safer than the rest of the world

    2/ The US spends twice as much per capita on its health care – but Americans are no healthier than the rest of the world. Their life expectancy is almost #50 in the world, and is below Puerto Rico

    3/ The average American spends almost US$10,000 per annum on a car, commuting from homes, 50% of which are in wasteful American suburbs

    4/ The American financial services sector has become predatory, and “bought” huge influence amongst politicians. This is thanks to an out-of-control system for financing political campaigns

    Try attacking the real enemies, who are living happily within America, rather than the Chinese

  • evie

    The people can look in the mirro all they want. But the image is disorted. I think the elite should look in the mirro.
    When you have a system rigged against the people, it does not matter what the people want. Eventually all will be debt slaves.
    Why don’t they charge $20,000 for mosquito netting to go overseas like they charge the usa citizen this amt for cancer drugs that cost .25 per pill.
    I look in the mirro and do not see myself doing this.

  • Michele

    My main concern after reading this article is that non-Americans are purchasing land in the U.S in such a large amount. I hear it’s been done before, but times are different now! Like most countries, we should only allow non-Americans to purchase structures on the land but NOT the land itself. This places some limitations on what they will purchase, because they want the land. The richness of our oils, minerals etc should belong to the U.S. Citizens and why we have deviated from that, I don’t know but it needs to be corrected. Yes, the economy of China may have slowed a little recently, but they have all the goods we want which leads to the next part of this reply:

    As for the import/export issue it is clear that we must reciprocate tariffs on any country that does tariffs on our goods – if not only to attempt to balance the trade deficit but also to bring JOBS BACK to the U.S. Doesn’t this make some sense? Read on:

    Manufacturing jobs are going to other countries such as China, because it is much cheaper to do so. Take that away with those tariffs, and it won’t be cheaper and those businesses will come back to the U.S. We must make it better for them to come back to the US at the same time (so let’s get real on corporation taxes!). Large companies have to have “net” profits in order to do more, invest in research, grow and hire people etc. They are taxed higher here which is why they leave. As a former business woman, I would likely do the same so I could grow my business, if I had to.
    Why people “net” protest at U.S. companies net profits is something that I do NOT understand at all. We don’t allow child labor and mistreatment of employees etc. Smaller companies are just as important but they usually do not send their workforce overseas but need all the help they can get to stay open.

    So let’s get our “representatives” to do what WE want and do right by our country. Preserve our sovereign nation and the foundations it was set upon that worked just fine until the last 40 years or so. Bring jobs back; allow free enterprise within a free republic and stop the invasion of outside purchasing of our land – as was intended! We bought and paid for a lot of this land not only with money but with blood of those who held these truths dear. That freedom isn’t free and this republic will STAND if we follow how it was set up to be run. (I’m not including arguments re: slavery, civil or women’s rights here because they are included in our constitution).

    Another point is that people in the U.S. need to buy “Made in America” and shun made elsewhere in countries that do NOT have some similar types of freedoms that we enjoy. For now it will cost more, but will be worth it in the long run. I’m willing to make that sacrifice for my children. I hope that people do this. I do (as much as I can) and if only 50% of Americans do this, you will see an improvement in our own economy. If 80% do it, well, we might just see a rebound!

    Thanks for the article and many comments. Very good to be able to converse and get something going that will put real jobs back into the U.S., protect our lands and jobs too (not to mention our freedoms, which we cherish dearly).

    By memory: Preamble: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and ensure the blessings of our liberty to ourselves and our posterity. Do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America.”
    Let’s do it!!

    • Cynical

      Freedoms? You can fight and die for your country, but still not be trusted with alcohol before 21. Your neighbors can form a Home Owner Association and make you change the color of your letterbox.
      You have the biggest pornography industry in the world, yet pixelate nipples and exposed butt cracks on TV.
      You have the power to defend yourselves(in most states) with all matter of military weaponry; yet can drown under the weight of the resultant lawyers fees.

      And look to the tariffs and quotas that the US imposes on other countries goods already. Look at the subsidies to the US sugar industry.
      And don’t get me started on US dumping of agriculture products into world markets.'l_trade-W=_food_&_ag_ru.pdf

  • jlcap

    if our elected officials were smart, they would put taxes on non citizens owning property, businsesses, etc., that leave the country. if the chinese non citizens want to buy property and hire americans to work, i think that would be good for our economy. the greeks and spaniards wish the chinese were buying their properties instead of ours! if they want to buy property and sell for profit, if the money is reinvested in america that is one thing, if it leaves the country then it should be severely taxed. it is not the chinese fault, it is our own government’s fault. it all started by taking the dollar off the gold standard and putting in the federal reserve to conrol our money. most americans are so stupid they think the federal reserve is part of the government! it is actually a bunch of really rich guys who control the dollar not the us govt. vote for Ron Paul, he is the only one that seems to understand this.

  • jlcap

    i am looking forward to visiting a little china in toledo, ohio! instead of spending big dollars to fly out to china, i can drive to ohio for the best chinese food? and cheap shopping?

    Foreign chinese investors bought up much of Vancouver, Canada, making Vancouver now the most expensive realestate in all of North America! Many became Canadian citizens, and the Canadians don’t complain….they welcome their new productive citizens that take care of their homes and are not causing crime to increase and more importantly are not usurping their social welfare programs! they give more than they take!

    Canadians control their immigration, they are selective of who they allow to become citizens. The US can learn much from the Canadians about immigration, healthcare, politics….not every politician is a lawyer….many had or have other jobs before going into politics and profitting from others’ miseries….that is often what lawyers do, they profit from other’s miseries….

    i hope the chinese foreign investors come to illinois so my real estate will go up too! as long as they keep the money here, i think it is a great thing! most chinese immigrants that have come to america and made it their home contribute much to society, and it is much rarer if they come here to collect free social benefits. we should not discriminate based on race, we should make decisions in the best interest of our country for the benefit of all, if we are concerned about foreign investment, we should limit it or restrict it, but we should be careful how we do this as i think as a country we do want foreign investment, we just have to control it or manage it better. don’t u think that the greeks or the spaniards wish chinese investors were buying there instead of here? i hope they come to illinois next!!!!

    • Chris Sobieniak

      Arguably I wouldn’t have mind that at all had it happened. Too bad we got a different mayor in the hot seat who will probably stop this from happening.

  • john

    the reporter repeats that the american people dont understand or now about trade deficets. Where has the reporting on it been in the last 25 year. O thats right a journalist is one that has an agenda to talk about. then as the bottom falls they raise the qeustions, and talk about the dumbed down public. which they created. I hate todays estrigen filled reporters. who feel the story and lack thinking and communicateing facts. first you dumb them down then you point the finger at the ignorant. the only difference between a journalist and a politican is the politican is full of deceitful ******, and the journalist writes *******. the cohabitate together. and what is born out of it is a dumb ass public filled of stitty idaes. sad day for america. now we have no morreals no honor and our god is the all mighty dollar, that aint wort *********.

  • Update! A Portland judge has ruled that riding naked is a legally protected form of free speech. A cyclist was arrested for riding naked on Alberta during Last Thursday in June (not during the WNBR). Although he bore no painted slogans and wasn’t handing out leaflets, judge Jerome LaBarre dismissed the case because riding naked is “A ‘well-established tradition’ in Portland, and understood as a form of ‘symbolic protest’.” See the story on or

  • mondobeyondo

    The Chinese should buy Detroit first. Extremely cheap land and housing – a bigger bang for your yuan. They could fix up the abandoned properties in the “neauveau temple-pagoda” style. Now that’s artistic appeal! No more hot dogs – egg rolls and noodles right outside Comerica Stadium (formerly Tiger Stadium). Have you seen those sparkling new skyscrapers in Shanghai? They could do the same for Detroit. Yes, Detroit will rise again!

    *sigh* [flipping through language book]
    Say “ni hao” and repeat. Teacher say, “Ni hao” means hello in English.
    Write “ni hao” in Mandarin characters in space to the right:________________

    ARRGHHH! This is hard! I should have bought a Russian language text book!!

  • mondobeyondo

    Walmart: Flagship corporation for the People’s Republic of China Foreign International Business Ministry.

  • MIchael

    Mayor Bell go ************** yourself.

  • gary

    This does not tell you the truth. Check with Obama, how many restrictions are set there to block selling to China, if we remove the restrictions, or lift the ban, how many people will get employed. Please Do not blame China, blame our own government. God bless American.

    • C. Gatiesa

      Gary, just lets call White WHITE and black BLACK. Who is putting all this restrictions ?, who wants to make us part of the Third World ?, who is driving this country into economic catastrophy and adding 6 trillion in debt in 4 years -and keep going up ?. In case you have any doubt: Barry Soetoro, alias Barak Husseim Obama !

  • Captain Obvious

    Let’s see China is run by scientists and engineers and America is run by lawyers and career politician lobbyists. Now who do you think is going to come out on top.

  • David WIlcock

    America SOLD OUT to China.


  • James

    Since they are looking for good deals, I would like to offer them my house for pennies on the dollar. Just give me enough to get myself and my dog out of here and I will even leave everything behind for them to do with as they please. They can have it for a new car and 25K, enough for me to leave the country and something good enough to at least cross the border with. Make that a van please. The house is worth at least 325K.

    • Papa San

      Hi James, let me know where is your house. An address will be fine so I can look it up Google Earth. $25K plua a car? Depends . . . Can’t blame the Chinese for taking advantage of good deals. Americans do the same if they get the chance. It’s only human nature. Blame it on the crooks and jokers in Washington, D.C. for selling America’s soul to the Devil.

  • Boxer

    America’s poor education system strikes again, acutely so with regard to history.

  • Rick

    Time for Americans to pull up their pants and stand for something. We need to level the playing field in respect to tariffs and foreign governments subsidizing their industries. I’m not going down without a fight and it starts in the voting booth. You wimps want to sell out and leave, go ahead. It will lower our future welfare, Medicaid and social security payments.

  • LEE

    We have been invited, led, pushed and by greed have accepted becoming tenants in our own land. Our own government started this by offering each of us a parcel of land and all the debt that goes with it and which we can never really pay for. The dream of having our own home and raising our family is crumbling. Now China is doing this to our government. We will pay for this as well as our parasitic government slowly but surely kills the host. We have mortgaged our future and future generations will continue to be fed upon.

  • Pepito

    A city whose name is TOLEDO doesn’t deserve to end in Chinese hands. Please stop it at any cost. Greetings from Spain.

  • Don Duncan

    Problem: We the people are in debt to people who live in China instead of in debt to people who live here. Really? Control determines ownership. Who controls U.S. real estate? Answer: Government, local and federal. We live in a fascist economy, i.e., fascism is when the government claims private property exists, but all property is taxed and regulated, therefore, no property is private in practice. For example, if you think you “own” your house because you have the deed, try not paying your rent (property tax) and you see who really owns it. Or try to make improvements without your landlord’s approval (without building permits). Or try to tell your mayor you don’t want to sell at his price (or any price) so he can transfer your property to someone who will pay him higher rent. You can’t, according to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Bottom line: You don’t own property. Property rights are a myth. China will not own the U.S. Governments don’t sell.

  • We were all so concerned about the Japanese doing the exact same thing in the 1980s. Then the Japanese central bank and the Japanese government cratered their economy, and that “threat” somehow went away.
    I fail to see this as a threat anyway. What? Are the Chinese going to pack up Toledo, and move it to China, leaving Ohio completely Toledoless? Or do you fear they might station troops in Toledo?
    My biggest fear is they will open a Chinese buffet too close to Drew Carry and someone will get trampled as he makes his way toward the Moo Goo Gai Pan.

  • Evie

    I do not blame the chinese but I do not have to but poorly made items for top dollar. If I need the item, I wait till it goes on sale at a yard sale. This benefits the american person selling the item.
    When the american people want to buy homes and property obstacles every step of the way. Not so easy to do.
    Probably not much of purchase but a handout or huge tax break for the chinese

  • Mandingo

    The blame lies in three places; 1. We the people want the so called something for nothing.

    2. Greedy corporate America give you what you wanted, cheaper products made overseas. They stopped purchasing domestically, refused domestic intellectual property. Put the major producers, support suppliers out of business. Consequently all those people who got laid off ended up on the government rolls; unemployment.

    The US government brokered these free trade deals. Oh, they are still working on more.

    This all goes back to the Sears & Roebuck days. They created the play book and brokered this concept into our lives.

  • Mandingo

    The blame lies in three places;

    1. We the people wanted the so called something for nothing. We got just that, junk for our good money.

    2. Greedy corporate America give you what you wanted, cheaper products made overseas. They stopped purchasing domestically, refused domestic intellectual property. Crushing domestic innovation. Now forcing our innovators to flee the country. Thus turning America into a none producing nation. Forcing the US deeper into the pit of a none producing nation and into a consuming nation.
    They put major producers, and support suppliers out of business. Consequently all those people who got laid off ended up on the government rolls; unemployment.

    3. The US government brokered these free trade deals. Oh, they are still working on more.

    This all goes back to the Sears & Roebuck days. They created the play book and brokered us into this new era of a none producing nation and into a consuming nation.

  • Jeff Whiting

    If we wanted to compete with China, our best bet would have been to–hit em where they ain’t…instead of going head-to-head–paraphrased from Sun Tzu. The poetry is…it is from their playbook, rather than them using our playbook.

  • Peter Olney

    The problem is mainly with the Federal Reserve being privately owned and operated. When a President has the balls to cause credit creation on behalf of the people, and not turn to the banksters, then things will improve. The Chinese happen to be buying what is cheap due to your own blunders and lack of carefulness (with good law) in financial circles!


    l don’t blame China 4 ‘taking’ America, but it was GIVEN 2 them mostly by Traitor Bill Clinton…even the W88 nuclear warhead! “…and we’ll take America without firing a shot…” ,was a communist statement, while refering 2 ‘infiltration’. Everything in America HAS BEEN GIVEN 2 them…COSCO(PLA) within the US,jobs gone overseas…etc. ln reality,who’s 2 blame? US Gov’t? NO! People who elect & keep electing them & allowing traitors 2 stay in office!(Traitor: giving aid 2 the enemy or declaring war on Americans.-both accomplished!) Furthermore, there’s no difference between the aformentioned & allowing a non-citizen 2 get/continue in office! Sidestepping the Constitution is TREASON!

  • Stan

    Maybe if businesses were more fair with wages and paid people more money then we could have afforded more expensive American-made products instead of wanting to increase profits and driving jobs overseas so they could keep our wages low and prices of products low, and more poorly made.

    Its a case of no foresight in wanting bigger profits. We have sold ourselves out. The only way out (and it may be too late) is to organize ourselves into labor unions and demand better wages from our employers of major corporations. If they do not want to do that, then we should take over the factories.

  • Dan

    Having a Chinese is like inviting them to do environmental damage, making a higher crime rate, and eventually, just letting them take over the place and will not return any profit to anyone except themselves.

    If you just take a little time to study them, they’re very vicious so Toledo ppl watch out.

    Like the bridge that collapsed few days ago, their products are all like that. Don’t think that Chinese made products in America will be better.

  • tony

    1-Corporation do not want to pay more and sale for less.
    2-You American want everything for nothing
    3-Corporation sale you the cheap product for to gain customer
    3-Free trade.

  • A. S. Mathew

    This alarming trend of consuming made in China goods through all the department and hardware-dollar store-flower store etc, especially through the leading exclusive
    Wal-Mart-Sam Wholesale outlet will bring America to the knees one day; and all these stores would be closed one by one due to the lack of customers. The richest country can turn as a poor country very fast. Many restaurants are turning empty and being closed. Once I had to wait in line to eat in a leading restaurant on Sundays, but that restaurant was closed four years back. It seems like, more soup kitchens would be opening all across the nation to feed the hungry people one day very soon.

  • Steve

    Mention the Federal Reserve (FED) and most people, including Americans, will think that you are talking about the financial arm of the US government.

    That assumption, however, would be well off the mark.

    The Federal Reserve is in fact a private company.

    Many Americans also believe that the FED is part of their Constitution.

    However, that assumption is also far from true. In fact, Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution actually outlawed such an entity from ever existing –

    ‘only Congress shall have the power to create money and regulate the value thereof’.

    In stark contrast to this statement, the Federal Reserve Bank is owned and run by private individuals and international bankers.

    These international bankers have the power, through the United States Treasury, to print money by simply adding ink to worthless pieces of paper.

    What is more, they also control it’s value and even loan it to the US’ and other governments around the world, charging interest for the privilege.

    This ability affords the Federal Reserve huge amounts of power, despite the fact that their very existence violates the US Constitution.

    With that in mind is the Federal Reserve the greatest, and most overt, financial crime of all time?

    The Federal Reserve was originally begun with approximately 300 individuals and banks backing it.

    Each bought a number of shares at a cost of $100 each.

    As these shares are never publicly traded one can only wonder how much each is worth today!

    Collectively, the shareholders in the Federal Reserve make up the strongest financial cartel in history.

    Each year the Federal Reserve collects billions of dollars in interest payments alone, distributing the profit between it’s members.

    The Federal Reserve is allowed to print as much money as it chooses yet pays no interest, fees or charges to the US government.

    This ability to literally print as much money as it wants was bestowed upon the FED in 1913, despite it being quite illegal.


    The FED creates money and then lends it to individual, companies and governments throughout the world.

    Through the banking sector they then turn a huge profit by charging interest on these loans.

    The basic tenants of supply and demand dictate that the endless printing of new bank notes will cause inflationary pressures.

    This means that the FED could manipulate the money flow in order to drive up inflation and therefore interest rates.

    Any other organisation with that sort of power would be under constant surveillance in order to ensure that it wasn’t abusing it’s power in order to commit fraud.

    In stark contrast, the FED’s dealings are often concluded behind closed doors and with little to no supervision.


    Back in 1913 there had been many failed attempts to get the Federal Reserve Act through Congress.

    At this point in time the bankers elected to fund Woodrow Wilson’s attempt to gain the presidency of the United Sates, in return for his continuing support of the FED.

    Just before Christmas that year, when most other Senators were away on holidays, one Nelson Alrich managed to get the Federal Reserve Act through with little resistance.

    Nelson Aldrich, incidentally, was a grandfather to the Rockefellers.

    After his election to the Presidency Woodrow Wilson passed the Federal Reserve Act, only to later comment, “I have unwittingly ruined my country”.

    There are a great many commentators who believe that US presidential candidates are now carefully selected and funded by the FED, so that they can guarantee that every new president will be sympathetic to their cause.


    Whilst there may still be some smaller shareholders in the FED, it is believed that the Federal Reserve is owned and controlled primarily by the following Central banks –

    1.  Rothschild Bank of London
    2.  Warburg Bank of Hamburg
    3.  Chase Manhattan Bank of New York
    4.  Warburg Bank of Amsterdam
    5.  Rothschild Bank of Berlin
    6.  Lehman Brothers of New York
    7.  Lazard Brothers of Paris
    8.  Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York
    9.  Goldman Sachs of New York
    10. Israel Moses Seif Banks of Italy


    On June the 4th 1963 one brave man attempted to remedy the situation by stripping the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the government at interest.

    President John F. Kennedy signed an Executive Order – No. 11110 – that instantly gave the U.S. government the right to issue currency without going through the Federal Reserve.

    This was achieved by granting the Treasury the power ‘to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury.’

    In other words, for every ounce of silver held in the U.S. Treasury’s vault, the government could print a certain, and limited, amount of new money.

    Under Executive Order 11110, Kennedy was responsible for introducing around $4.3 billion of notes into circulation.


    Executive Order 11110 could have been a hugely significant turning point in U.S. history.

    In an instant President Kennedy almost consigned the Federal Reserve Bank to oblivion.

    If  silver certificates had continued to be issued then there would soon have been a total lack of demand for Federal Reserve notes as the former were backed by silver and the latter backed by absolutely nothing at all.

    Executive Order 11110 had the potential to slash national debt as no interest would be payable.

    Eventually the government would have repaid all it owed to the Federal Reserve and at that point the Bank would have ceased to serve any kind of useful function.


    Just 5 months later and President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in what many believe was a grand conspiracy.

    Could Executive Order 11110 have cost Kennedy his life?

    After all, the Executive Order has never repealed by any subsequent U.S. President and could be enacted at any time.

    Why hasn’t any President followed Kennedy’s lead in returning to a monetary system backed by silver?

    Perhaps JFK’s assassination sent out a message that was well understood by his successors?

    Your income is taxed to pay the the Federal Reserve what they charge for printing money that is illegal and unconstitutional in the first place!

    Income taxes are unconstitutional
    Originally income taxes were illegal because the Constitution required all taxes to be apportioned among the states proportional to their populations, not their incomes.
    The 16th Amendment, which permits federal income taxes, was not ratified in the same language by three fourths of the United States as required by Article V of the Constitution and is therefore invalid. The approved wording was different in different states and therefore they ratified different amendments! (“Is Income Tax Un-American and Illegal?”, July and August, 1993, pp. 14-16).
    The courts refuse to cast down the 16th Amendment even though it was not legally ratified.

    The Federal Reserve is also a monopoly–in a country where monopolies are supposed to be illegal.  The IRS deposits people’s income tax checks directly in the Federal Reserve banks–not in the united States Treasury.  Therefore, the IRS, an unconstitutional entity, is merely the collection agency for the international banksters.  Over the years the IRS has become a tool of the elite banking families to financially attack and/or imprison people who expose the Federal Reserve.  It is also a tool used by the D.C. elite to attack people who expose government corruption.

    • Steve, I have been going down this rabbit hole we call the internet today and came across your comment. If you are still out there will reply to this? I would like to know more of your thoughts especially regarding the attacks on TEA party people by the IRS and other scandals. And sources for this info.

  • Endoftheroadtoad

    While everyone p’sses and moans about Obama allowing this to happen, nobody seems to recall that it was CLINTON who was the first grand traitor to the American people. IT IS CLINTON WHO SOLD US DOWN THE RIVer. Then, Bush was second……he sold us down the river of unaffordable wars. And now, Obama is the cleanup batter. Oh yes, it was all neatly preplanned. And we, the ignorant fat slobs who sit in our chairs watching sports and drinking beer and eating junk food……..yes, we allowed this to happen because it was too physically demanding to be involved at a lcal level in all things political.

  • “None of this ever had to happen. But it did happen because we were stupid.”

    I am sick and tired of media trying to portray our problems as a result of mere stupidity. This collapse has been created on PURPOSE – by Progressives (from BOTH Parties) sent as representation by manipulated, narrow-minded, single-issue voters (yes, the same idiots railing against the Tea Party). Although these voters can certainly be considered stupid by any measure, the Progressive representatives KNOW EXACTLY what they’ve done – selling-out their own Country (well, not in Obama’s case) for their “One World” aspirations. Treason is a crime and it’s time to forcibly remove and punish those guilty of betraying their Oath of Office…

  • Is this for real? If this is really happening than I am sure China won’t spare other cities, it is our faulty government who is responsible for this.

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