We were warned about NAFTA and what it would do directly and down through the years! Watch and listen and see a bit of how the American voters screwed up royally!
The year NAFTA was ratified, America had a $1 billion trade surplus with Mexico. By 1995, America had a $16 billion trade deficit with Mexico. Today, America’s trade deficit with Mexico is $74 billion. The facts in the chart make President Clinton, Vice President Gore and all the newspaper editors who wrote editorials supporting NAFTA look like complete idiots or worse. Ross Perot was absolutely right even though he was not effective in the debate. Again, no matter what your views are on NAFTA, the chart (link below) speaks for itself.
Also, this video is significant because it documents how NAFTA was sold to America by its elected leaders. In hindsight, some of the most ridiculous statements I heard from the debate was from Vice President Al Gore:
1) “They [GM] have started to move jobs back from Mexico to the United States.”
2) “If he [Ross Perot] is right, then you give six months notice and you’re out of it [NAFTA].”
Lessons learned: Any time your government tries to sell you on a free trade deal with another country that has disparate living and environmental standards, don’t believe it. President Bill Clinton also made similar claims about free trade with Communist China when he signed a free trade agreement with that country in 1999. Today, the US has lost countless jobs to Communist China and suffers a staggering and unsustainable $250 billion annual trade deficit with that country.
Commentary – Losing Our Independence:
Chart: 20 Years of Trade With Mexico. Note how the US trade surplus with Mexico turned into large deficits soon after NAFTA was ratified in 1993.
Video shared here under “Fair Use Section 107″ for educational and discussion purposes only.
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We were warned people, we were warned!!!!!
Perots current website
6 weeks in thousands of seconds! way cool
I believe this country to of enabled the deaths of many many of our troops.
There is no such thing as a “win’ in Afganistan. BUT our troops could win by getting to come home. If we are staying to have a spot to lauch off Iran, well then we have NO ALLIES over there when that shit starts!!!!
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Richard Holbrooke delivered the message during a visit to Pakistan, his first since Iran inked a contract earlier this month to export 21.5 million cubic meters (760 million cubic feet) of gas per day to Pakistan beginning in 2014.
“We cautioned the Pakistanis to try to see what the (congressional) legislation is before deciding how to proceed because it would be a disaster if … we had a situation develop where an agreement was reached which then triggered something under the law,” Holbrooke said.
The US has discouraged countries from doing business with Iran because of its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment, a process that can produce fuel for a nuclear weapon. Washington has worked with the UN to levy four sets of sanctions against Iran and has also unilaterally targeted companies and individuals helping Iran develop its atomic and missile programs.
The US Congress is currently finalizing a new set of sanctions largely aimed at Iran’s petroleum industry. Both houses have passed versions of the sanctions and are working to reconcile their differences.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Sunday that local experts have determined the pipeline deal with Iran does not violate existing sanctions. But he did not address the new sanctions being discussed by Congress.
While US officials have expressed opposition to the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline deal, the issue is complicated by Washington’s reliance on Pakistan’s cooperation to fight al-Qaida and the Taliban.
The US also acknowledges that Pakistan faces a severe energy crisis and has made aid to the energy sector one of its top development priorities. Electricity shortages in Pakistan cause rolling blackouts that affect businesses and intensify suffering during the hot summer months.
Do you believe that this country is REALLY our ally? I don’t. I believe they have spoken out of both sides of their mouths. And they sure as hell are not going to go against Iran. Just sayin’.
Pakistan serves as the primary incubator of the Taliban, a faction of the Afghan mujahideen who took refuge in Pakistan during the Soviet-Afghan war. Pakistan is one of two countries that maintains diplomatic ties with the Taliban regime (1996-2001)(the other is Saudi Arabia)
Analysts from the West focus attention on the ISI, Pakistan’s Intelligence service. The ISI has long been suspected of supporting jihadist activities against Afghanistan, which would serve Pakistan’s strategic interest in quelling potential Afghan power.
Terrorist attacks continue, and the Taliban and Al Qaeda gather strength and support in Pakistan’s tribal areas.
The tension between Pakistani military and intelligence support for violent extremists, and popular anti-Anti Americanism begins to strain myth of perfect relationship between Musharraf and the U.S.
US-Pakistan joint counterterrorism efforts in military and law enforcement spheres continue. The US also says that the Pakistan has not done enough to combat Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Terrorist attacks continue. Several target Western interests; others perpetuate the Pakistani-Indian territorial standoff.
Baluchistan’s longstanding insurrectionist operations against the Pakistani government gathers steam, creating complications for Pakistani efforts to pursue Al Qaeda in the province
The U.S. government scraps a plan to attack to capture top Al Qaeda members in Pakistan’s tribal territory, fearing it would endanger delicate relations with Pakistan.
Musharraf cooperates with the U.S. to achieve global war on terror objectives, including permitting U.S. military support operations.
President Bush links U.S. and Pakistan goals. In July, Bush declares: “Both the United States and Pakistan are threatened by global terror, and we’re determined to defeat it. Since [the] September 11th  attacks, Pakistan has apprehended more than five-hundred al-Qaida and Taleban terrorists.”
The U.S. presence in Pakistan (coupled with the Iraq invasion) fosters increased anti-Americanism. Taliban members who’ve fled Afghanistan and Al Qaeda operatives are reportedly “re-Talibanizing” Pakistan, despite Pakistani disavowals.
Musharraf again condemns terrorism, whether directed against Indian Kashmir or against Westerners. He promises to reduce support for madrasas (religious schools suspected of inculcating extreme views); outlaws a number of militant Pakistani groups; turns over Al Qaeda members to the U.S.; and impounds terrorist assets.
Anti-Western terrorist attacks are on the rise. A grenade lobbed into a church in March kills five; in May, a car bomb in Karachi kills 14; a bomb set off near U.S. Consulate in June kills 12. Al Qaeda links are suspected. Several attacks in Kashmir are attributed to Pakistan based Lashkar e Tayyiba
President Musharraf agrees to join forces with United States as an ally in the Global War on Terror, following the 9/11 attacks. This included realigning domestic political institutions to serve U.S. interests; granting the U.S. access to Pakistan’s airfields; and overtly pledging support to the U.S. coalition.
Pakistanis do not necessarily ally with the U.S.: “According to a gallup poll of Pakistanis in urban areas, 83 percent sympathize with the Taliban rather than the US and 82 percent consider Oslama bin Laden a holy warrior not a terrorist, although 64 percennt also believe the attack on the US was an act of terrorism” (Christopher de Bellaigue, “The Perils of Pakistan,” The New York Review of Books, November 15, 2001)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism_in_Pakistanhttp://www.csmonitor.com/World/terrorism-security/2010/0623/Pakistani-Taliban-helped-Faisal-Shahzad-it-s-not-on-US-list-of-terroristsBy ASSOCIATED PRESS
video link: http://cnn.com/video/?/video/health/201 … .teeth.cnn
Well.. this new invention to stop rapists and supposedly catch them… actually doesn’t make much sense to me. It has to be placed inside a female, which means it can be removed by the rapist prior to the rape. Sicko rapists will know this thing is around, and most of the time their victims are beaten and worst prior and during, so I think the rapist would take this out of the victim [not so easily] prior to the crime. Also— rape means more than vagina rape….
I don’t know about this contraption at all. Sounds like an internal Iron Maiden to me.
Many folks have remarked that they think this is all Muslim backed… how about 1] At least our President can read 2] he is reading a book openly not appearing to hide it. God forbid!
so… in your opinion whats the big deal?