There was a time in the late-1990s when I wrote commentaries entitled “Selling the Rope,” most of which appeared in The Wanderer and then also in the printed pages of Christ or Chaos after it was launched in September of 1996. (I just did a double-take, something that is hard to describe via the written word, upon realizing that this publication, both in its print and online lives, is in its twentieth year of production. Tempus fugit, or to quote the late Lawrence Peter Berra when he heard the phrases “tempus fugit, “Yeah, and time really flies, too.”)
The “Selling the Rope” commentaries focused on the how the government of the United States of America and the “papacy” of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II had, each in their own ways, enabled the Butchers of Beijing.
American policy-makers have consistently done the bidding of multinational corporations and the international banking community, composed primarily of those who deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to enable the Communist oligarchs, bloodthirsty tyrants who have maintained in blood what Mao Zedong established and cemented in blood: total control over the lives of its citizens, imposing death upon innocent human beings for simply opposing Communism or, worse yet, having more than child or having conceived a girl.
Red China has always been and remains a prison camp, and by this I means in no way to disparage the fact that citizens of the United States of America have permitted themselves to be imprisoned by the lawless ways of elected officials and non-elected bureaucrats and judges at every single level of government (federal, state, local).
The surrender of American citizens to the “soft” totalitarianism that has overtaken our country over the course of time is the result of many factors, including first and foremost a total ignorance of First and Last Things, which leads men to be immersed in material pursuits, carnal pleasures and an almost total immersion in bread and circuses. Despite all of the sound and fury about angry voters this year, good readers, it is still the case that support for the welfare state and for the moral evils that have received the protection and favor of the civil law hovers at a fairly constant forty to fifty percent of the electorate.
Here is a little reality check for you: President Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro enjoys job approval poll numbers stand at a remarkable forty-nine percent in the latest Gallup Poll, a figure that is matched in the latest Rasmussen Poll. The Real Clear Politics average of the caesar’s job approval numbers from January 9, 2015, to January 30, 2015, is 46.9%. (See Obama/Soetoro Job Approval Numbers.)
Do not kid yourselves. Nearly half of the citizens of the United States of America are perfectly content with the completely lawless administration of a man who has as much contemptuous disregard and disdain for his own critics as Jorge Mario Bergoglio has for his. And even if some naturalist of the false opposite of the “right” happens to win the election against former First Lady/United States Senator/Secretary of State Clinton, who will go completely unpunished for her own crimes of reckless disregard for national security and her lifelong disregard for whatever laws she considers “inconvenient,” the “soft totalitarianism” in states such as New York, Oregon, Washington, and California, among a few others, will continue to ossify, much to the complete indifference of most citizens. Remember, G. Edmund Brown, Jr., won re-election to a second consecutive term (fourth overall) as Governor of California on Tuesday, November 6, 2014, with the support of sixty-one percent of the Catholics who voted. (See 2014 California Exit Polls). Does anyone who reads these articles need any kind of reminder as to how much the pro-abortion, pro-perversity (and everything else twisted) statist defects from the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural law?
American totalitarianism continues to take place, you see, with the support of large numbers of voters, who will continue to support it, either at a greater or lesser rate of increase, on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
The government of Red China, known officially by the “People’s Republic of China” (PRC) euphemism, like the French Revolutionaries and the Bolsheviks before them, imposed their own totalitarianism by brute force, shedding the blood of hundreds of millions of innocent victims while subjecting those who live to slave labor in substandard and toxic working conditions, substandard housing, constant surveillance by the Red Chinese secret police, who operate under the Orwellian entitled “Ministry of Public Security,” which suppresses dissent.
Although scholars differ on the actual numbers of innocent human beings who have been murdered by the Red Chinese since Mao Zedong’s Communist forces overthrew the government of the Republic of China, headed by President Chiang Kai-shek, who had received his military training in the early-1920s in Moscow alongside his future enemy, Zhou Enlai, on May 1, 1949,and established the Communist reign of terror over the Chinese population, even a leftist “peace” scholar, R.J. Rummel, who had once given a figure of 37,500,000 innocent victims of Red Chinese mass murder, adjusted his figures about ten years ago to around 77,000,000 killed in Red China (see Reevaluating Red China's Democide). Some believe that actual figures are much higher. Still and all, the ruthless Red Chinese oligarchs, have distinguished themselves as the most murderous regime in human history, and that is a quite an accomplishment.
Sadder yet is the fact that it was three years ago, that is, in the year 2013, the Red Chinese Ministry of Public Health admitted to an official figure of 336,000,000 innocent babies butchered by surgical means between 1971 and 2011. That figure is more than the currently estimated population of the United States of America (see Population Clock.) This is an astounding amount of innocent blood to be shed.
Oh, in case you doubt the source of the 336,000,000 figure, please be advised that it is from the butchers’ mouths themselves:
It’s difficult to know exactly how many abortions — voluntary or otherwise — have been performed in China to get everyone to comply with their notorious one-child policy, because a lot of this stuff occurs off the grid and under the radar — but China’s health ministry just revealed their four-decade tally of 336 million (and I’d rely on this being a very low-ball estimate):
The figure illustrates the enormous impact that the one-child policy has had on China in the four decades since it began.
Official statistics showed that in addition to the terminations, Chinese doctors have sterilised 196 million men and women since 1971. …
There are more than 13 million abortions a year, or 1,500 an hour, in China, according to government researchers, who blame the high figure on a lack of sex education.
Fewer than ten per cent of sexually active couples regularly use condoms, according to the state-run Science and Technology Research Institute. By comparison, there are roughly 11 million abortions each year in India.
Ouch. There’s been some speculation that China is considering eventually backing off of its often brutally enforced one-child policy, rumors that the Chinese regime has said are not going to see any sort of fruition any time soon — but the realities of an aging population are slowly but surely starting to materialize, and China’s might very well be looking at the mother of all demographic problems:
China is facing a critical shortage of workers caused largely by 30 years of restricting family size. Last year, the working age population of China shrank for the first time, threatening a mainland economic miracle built upon a pool of surplus labour.
Debate over the future of the policy is increasingly public, with duelling experts predicting in Chinese newspapers that it will end soon – or last for ever. …
According to the 2010 census, the number of people over 60 has risen to 13.3 per cent of the population compared with a little more than a tenth a decade ago. Children under 14 comprise less than a sixth of the population now, down from almost a quarter previously. …
But even if it is only a matter of time before the policy disappears, no one is predicting exactly when change might come. “We have been waiting for the other shoe to drop for a long time already,” says Cai Yong, a demographic expert at the University of North Carolina. (Red China Admits 336 Babies Killed by Surgical Abortions between 1971 and 2011.)
It was upon the release of this astounding figure of Red China’s wanton extermination of the preborn that an op-ed column appeared in, of all places, The New York Times, to amplify the horrors of the Communist butchers’ totalitarian efforts to engage in search and destroy missions against expectant mothers:
LONDON — ZHANG YIMOU, the celebrated film director and arranger of the 2008 Summer Olympics’ opening ceremony in Beijing, was accused last week of being the latest high-profile violator of China’s one-child policy. The People’s Daily, the Communist Party mouthpiece, alleged that Mr. Zhang had fathered seven children with four different women.
The news has ignited an angry online debate, with Internet users condemning the unequal application of a 1979 law that stipulates every couple may have just one child (or two for ethnic minorities and for rural couples whose first child is a girl). The truth is: for the rich, the law is a paper tiger, easily circumvented by paying a “social compensation fee” — a fine of 3 to 10 times a household’s annual income, set by each province’s family planning bureau, or by traveling to Hong Kong, Singapore or even America to give birth.
For the poor, however, the policy is a flesh-and-blood tiger with claws and fangs. In the countryside, where the need for extra hands to help in the fields and the deeply entrenched patriarchal desire for a male heir have created strong resistance to population control measures, the tiger has been merciless.
Village family-planning officers vigilantly chart the menstrual cycle and pelvic-exam results of every woman of childbearing age in their area. If a woman gets pregnant without permission and is unable to pay the often exorbitant fine for violating the policy, she risks being subjected to a forced abortion.
According to Chinese Health Ministry data released in March, 336 million abortions and 222 million sterilizations have been carried out since 1971. (Though the one-child policy was introduced in 1979, other, less-stringent family planning policies were in place before it.)
These figures are easy to quote, but they fail to convey the magnitude of the horror faced by rural Chinese women. During a long journey through the hinterlands of southwest China in 2009, I was able to find some of the faces behind these numbers.
On ramshackle barges moored on the remote waterways of Hubei and Guangxi, I met hundreds of “family-planning fugitives” — couples who’d fled their villages to give birth to an unauthorized second or third child in neighboring provinces.
Almost every one of the pregnant women I spoke to had suffered a mandatory abortion. One woman told me how, when she was eight months pregnant with an illegal second child and was unable to pay the 20,000 yuan fine (about $3,200), family planning officers dragged her to the local clinic, bound her to a surgical table and injected a lethal drug into her abdomen.
For two days she writhed on the table, her hands and feet still bound with rope, waiting for her body to eject the murdered baby. In the final stage of labor, a male doctor yanked the dead fetus out by the foot, then dropped it into a garbage can. She had no money for a cab. She had to hobble home, blood dripping down her legs and staining her white sandals red.
It is not surprising that China has the highest rate of female suicide in the world. The one-child policy has reduced women to numbers, objects, a means of production; it has denied them control of their bodies and the basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.
Baby girls are also victims of the policy. Under family pressure to ensure that their only child is a son, women often choose to abort baby girls or discard them at birth, practices that have skewed China’s sex ratio to 118 boys for every 100 girls.
The Communist Party argues that the means justify the ends. When Deng Xiaoping and his fellow economic reformers introduced the one-child policy as a “temporary” measure in 1979, after Mao’s death and the end of the calamitous Cultural Revolution, they claimed that without the one-child policy, the economy would falter and the population would explode.
Thirty-four years on, despite mounting criticism, the Party still clings to it. But their argument is based on shoddy science: the birthrate, already falling before the policy was introduced, is now officially 1.8, or nearer 1.2 according to independent demographic experts like Yi Fuxian — much lower than the necessary 2.1 population replacement level. Mr. Yi and others have warned of China’s impending demographic disaster: a rapidly aging nation that a dwindling work force will be unable to support.
Rising incomes and urbanization generally lead to falling birthrates. If the one-child policy were scrapped tomorrow, most Chinese wouldn’t rush to produce as many offspring as Zhang Yimou. And despite recent signals that the Party might be considering gradually relaxing birth restrictions, there is still considerable resistance.
Stubborn hard-liners will not willingly abandon population control measures that have provided the government with an estimated two trillion yuan in revenue from fines, according to the demographer He Yafu, while allowing it to maintain firm control over people’s lives.
The public outrage voiced against Mr. Zhang during the last week plays into the Party’s hands. Instead of attacking the government’s barbaric policy, the people are being encouraged to criticize the rich for escaping its claws.
Ending this scourge is a moral imperative. The atrocities committed in the name of the one-child policy over the last three decades rank among the worst crimes against humanity of the last century. The stains it has left on China may never be erased. (China's Brutal One Child Policy.)
This is a very compelling story, one that, most sadly, means nothing to those within the organized crime families of naturalism and nothing to the spiritual robber barons of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, men who have been engaged in their own surrender to the Chicoms for quite some time now, something that will be explored at some length in another section of this commentary.
It is important to remember, however, that the world would know nothing about the coercive policies of forced abortion and forced sterilizations had it not been for the courageous, pioneering work of Steven W. Mosher, who uncovered these crimes while doing research in Red China in 1979 at a time then President James Earl Carter, Jr., prevailed upon Red Chinese President Deng Xiaoping to grant Mosher access to rural parts of the country that had not been open to American scholars previously.
Mr. Mosher’s doctoral dissertation on the crimes he uncovered was rejected by his dissertation committee at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, because of allegations that he had gone to areas in Red China where he had been forbidden to travel, which Mosher has documented is not the case. In truth, of course, the long arm of the Red Chinese oligarchs, who have sent their citizens to American universities for a variety of reasons, including military and corporate espionage, seems to have extended to the “scholars” who sat on Mosher’s dissertation committee. So much for “academic freedom” and a “search for truth.”
Mr. Mosher, then in the beginning of a successful campaign to pressure the administration of President George Walker Bush to withhold American funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), presented the following testimony to the International Relations Committee of the United States House of Represenatives for hearing on "Coercive Population Control in China: New Evidence of Forced Abortion and Forced Sterilization, which was held on October 17, 2001, the Feast of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque:
I have been a student of China one-child policy since the late 1970s, when I became the first American social scientist to conduct a full-length study of a Chinese village. From 1979 to 1980, I lived in rural Guangdong. At the beginning of 1980, the Guangdong provincial government secretly ordered a 1 percent cap on population growth for the year. Local officials had complied the only way they could—by launching a family planning "high tide" soon thereafter to terminate as many pregnancies as possible.
The rules governing this high tide were simple: No woman was to be allowed to bear a second child within four years of her first, and third children were strictly forbidden. Furthermore, all women who had borne three or more children by November 1, 1979, were to be sterilized.
Over the next few weeks I became an eyewitness to every aspect of this draconian campaign. I went with young women to family planning "study sessions" and saw them harangued and threatened by senior Party officials. I followed them as they were taken under escort to the commune clinic and watched—with the permission of local officials who were eager to demonstrate their prowess in birth control to a visiting foreigner—as they were aborted and sterilized.
During the intervening years I have made periodic trips into China to assess family planning policies, have commissioned others to undertake such investigations, and have closely followed both official Chinese pronouncements and reports appearing in the specialized literature and the popular press.
History of One-Child Policy
The demands of China's family planners escalated as the eighties unfolded. The one-child policy, first adumbrated by Deng Xiaoping in a 1979 speech, was in place nationwide by 1981. The "technical policy on family planning" followed two years later. Still in force today, the technical policy requires IUDs for women of childbearing age with one child, sterilization for couples with two children (usually performed on the woman), and abortions for women pregnant without authorization. By the mid-eighties, according to Chinese government statistics, birth control surgeries—abortions, sterilizations, and IUD insertions—were averaging more than thirty million a year. Many, if not most, of these procedures were performed on women who submitted only under duress.
The principal modification of the one-child policy occurred in the mid-eighties when, in response to rising levels of female infanticide, the government relaxed the policy in the countryside for couples whose first child was a girl. In many parts of China this has devolved into a de facto two-child policy, as rural officials found the selective enforcement of a mixed policy—one child for couples whose first child was a boy, two children for couples whose first child was a girl— difficult to manage.
Twenty-two years after my initial field research in China, where do we stand?
Today, the Chinese family planning program continues to be carried out against the popular will by means of a variety of coercive measures. Despite official denials and intermittent efforts to discourage some of the more blatant manifestations of physical, that is, bodily, coercion, coercion continues to be, as it has been from the late 1970s, an integral part of the program. Mandatory IUD insertions, sterilizations, and abortions continue. The national family planning journal continues to issue thinly disguised injunctions to get the job done by whatever means necessary. The emphasis continues to be on "real action," "effective measures," and "practical results."
Articles in the Chinese media openly speak of the need for coercion in family planning, and senior officials continue to endorse the policy as currently practiced. Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji, for instance, said on October 13, 1999, that "China will continue to enforce its effective family planning policy in the new century in order to create a favorable environment for further development." (italics added.) And in its White Paper on Population, released on December 19, 200o, the PRC avows it will continue the one-child policy for another fifty years. The White Paper actually sets a population target of 1.6 billion people by the year 2050.
The Chinese government, as it has for the past two decades, sought to suggest that these targets and quotas will be achieved by "education" and "persuasion." As an example of the effectiveness of "education" and "persuasion," the White Paper offered the information that women were putting off their first child until age 23.6 by 1998, while in 1970 they gave birth at 20.8 years. But this is disingenuous. The age at first birth has climbed in the People's Republic of China not because of "education" and "persuasion," but because women are forbidden to marry until 23, and aborted if they become pregnant out of wedlock.
The Chinese government also maintains that local abuses—such as the abortion campaign recently ordered in the Guangdong county of Huaiji—as aberrations. But the Chinese program remains highly coercive not because of local deviations from central policies but as a direct, inevitable, and intentional consequence of those polices.
United Nations Population Fund Involvement
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has supported the one-child policy in China from 1979. Currently, under a program begun in 1998, it operates family planning programs in 32 counties, or county-level municipalities, throughout China. The UNFPA claims that in the counties where it is active (1) reproductive health programs are "fully voluntary," (2) "women are free to voluntarily select the timing and spacing of their pregnancies," (3) targets and quotas have been lifted, (4) in keeping with the principles of the 1994 Cairo Program of Action, abortion is not promoted as a method of family planning and (4) that coercion does not exist.
I have always held the opinion that, given the character of China's family planning program, and its human rights situation in general, that it was highly unlikely that the UNFPA's claims about its current program are accurate.
We now have documentation, from on the ground in China, that its claims are completely false. I leave it to the following witness to lay out the details of the coercion, forced abortions, and forced sterilizations which she has documented in a region of China which the UNFPA has claimed is free of such abuses.
It is my recommendation to the Congress that, because of the UNFPA's continued involvement in China's coercive one-child policy, and no less because of its sheer duplicity about this involvement, no U.S. funds should be appropriated for its support. (Steven W. Mosher Testimony to House Committee on International Relations, October 17, 2001.)
Ever the barbarians, the Communist oligarchs of Red China have found various uses for the mortal remains of the innocent babies that have been butchered, both coerciviely and electively, in this land of slavery and represssion. All manner of drugs, herbal remedies and food products made in Red China are poisoned by the remains of butchered preborn babies.
Consider, for example, the following case as documented in an internet newspaper caled the Seoul Times:
Thousands of pills filled with powdered human flesh have been discovered by customs officials in South Korea, it was revealed today.
The capsules are in demand because they are viewed as being a medicinal 'cure-all'.
The grim trade is being run from China where corrupt medical staff are said to be tipping off medical companies when babies are aborted or delivered still-born.
There is a huge demand for alternative Chinese remedies - which include ground up rhino horns.
The Chinese have historically consumed human placentas to improve blood supply and circulation.
Health authorities in Asia are concerned that if the powdered foetus trade is allowed to continue the capsules will find their way onto the internet and be sold to gullible or sick desperate people in other parts of the world.
The South Korean Customs Service said today that it had heightened its searches of suspicious packages being brought into the country by travellers from China in an attempt to stamp out the sickening trade.
According to customs agents, 35 smuggling attempts have been made since August last year involving more than 17,000 capsules disguised as 'stamina boosters'.
Hospitals and abortion clinics in China reportedly pass the remains onto drugs companies when a baby is stillborn or aborted, the South Korean SBS documentary team reported last year.
The San Francisco Times reported that tests carried out on the pills confirmed they were made up of 99.7 per cent human remains.
The tests were successfully able to establish the genders of the babies used.
re is a huge demand for the pills which are thought to enhance stamina. Microwave-dried placenta is also sought after for its alleged 'medicinal' benefits.
However, in reality the human flesh capsules contain super-bacteria and other harmful ingredients.
A number of smugglers who have been detained by the South Korean authorities have claimed they did not know what the ingredients were or the manufacturing process behind them.
Ethnic Koreans from north-east China who now live in South Korea are those who were mostly intending to use the capsules or share them with other Korean-Chinese' said a customs official.
'They are normally brought into South Korea in luggage or posted by international mail.'
The capsules were all confiscated but no one has been punished because the amount was deemed small and they were not intended for sale, a customs official added.
Chinese newspapers have identified the north eastern provinces as the source of the human flesh capsules, in particular the Jilin region which is close to North Korea.
here have been disturbing reports that some babies were those who had perished in China's notorious 'dying rooms' where youngsters are deliberately left to die because they were born into families that already had the limit of one child in country areas.
In order to keep its population down, China performs 13 million abortions a year - mainly because mothers sacrifice their newborns to avoid punishment such as severe fines or even a beating by the authorities.
The Chinese authorities have confirmed that 38 per cent of women of child-bearing age have been sterilised - but the babies that are aborted do not go to waste because of the sickening trade in using their corpses for purported medicinal purposes.
Despite their disgust at discovering packets of the so-called rejuvenation pills being brought in from China, South Korean officials have refused to confirm where the babies came from or who made the capsules.
Sources said this was because they were not prepared to create diplomatic friction with Beijing, preferring to leave it to Chinese officials to do something about the horrific trade in powdered babies. (South-Korea-customs-officials-thousands-pills-filled-powdered-human-baby-flesh.)
Some might protest that this barbaric practice is limited to cases discovered in South Korea, but this would be wishful thinking of the worst sort imaginable. The Communist Chinese oligarchs and their cadre of party sycophants are ruthless, slave-driving, bloodthirsty murders who, as atheists, think nothing of executing the innocent and grinding up their mortal remains for use in food, cosmetics, herbal remedies and pharmaceutical products.
Dr. Harry Wu, who has documented the system of the Laogai forced-labor prison camp system in Red China as a result of his own nineteen year (1960-1979) imprisonment in the manner that Dr. Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn documented the existence and the extent of the brutality, including psychiatric abuses of the most monstrous kind as drawn from his own eight years of imprisonment and torture in twelve different Soviet gulags, confirmed the fact that aborted babies were served in soup in Chinese restaurants when I asked him about various news reports concerning this barbaric practice in 1997 when we were speakers at a Roman Forum conference in Montvale, New Jersey. Dr. Wu also noted that he personally witnessed political prisoners being carved up for their body parts while they were fully conscious without the pretext of “brain death” used by the merchants of death in the supposedly “civilized” United States of America.
Yet it is, of course, that none of this matters to the titans of the multinational corporations that have made hundreds of billions of dollars by shifting American manufacturing plants and jobs to Red China since President Richard Milhous Nixon and Red Chinese Premier Chou Enlai announced the Shanghai Communique on February 27, 1972:Both sides view bilateral trade as another area from which mutual benefit can be derived, and agreed that economic relations based on equality and mutual benefit are in the interest of the people of the two countries. They agree to facilitate the progressive development of trade between their two countries. (Shanghai Communique, February 27, 1972. Shanghai Communique.)
Yes, the infamous population-controller himself, President Richard Milhous Nixon (see Poster Boy of Modernity), who was playing the “China Card” against the Soviet Union when he visited Red China from February 21, 1972, to February 28, 1972, that resulted in the aforementioned "Shanghai Communique,” was the one who started the process of “normalizing” diplomatic relations, a process completed by the Great Appeaser, James Earl Carter, Jr., on December 15, 1978.
As noted just above, an important part of the Shanghai Communique was the beginning of commercial ties between the United States of America and the “People’s Republic of China.” Those who supported the sellout of the Republic of China on Taiwan and the beginning of commercial ties with the Chicoms said repeatedly that Red China would become “democratized” over the course of time. This is the same delusion that led some "conservatives" to look favorably upon Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro's efforts to normalize relations with the murderous Castro regime of Cuba, efforts that were brokered by Jorge the Red Himself, the Great Appeaser of all that is false, ugly and evil in the world today.
What drove the Amerian opening to Red China forty-four years ago was not a quest for "liberty." It was a quest for dollars, and since that time multinational corporations have partnered with the Chicoms to exploit Chinese workers, most of whom work for amounts from fifty cents to a dollar an hour in substandard working conditions as they manufacture products filled with a veritable panoply of toxins and slipsod materials. As was the case when the thirteen English colonies up and down the Atlantic Ocean seaboard in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, the career politicians, bankers, industrialists and other titans of industry, trade and commerce have engineered a situation that has created a new mercantile system based upon the shipment of this country's grain, meat, produce and other raw materials (e.g. cotton and lumber) to be shipped to Red China in order to be produced in final products that are then imported back to the United States of America as Red Chinese laborers work for low wages in wretched conditions and bankers and titans of commerce and industry make lots and lots of money.
Here is just a bit of evidence documenting the extent to which the United States of America has become a ward of the Chicoms at the expense of the health and safety of ordinary American citizens:
In the United States, most canned mandarin orange products are manufactured in China. That means the mandarin oranges you placed on your salad, from the salad bar, are likely grown and canned in China.
Many of the small apple juice containers packaged for children, that look like small cubes and include tiny straws, and sold throughout the United States, are manufactured in China. You would hope that with the orange groves in Florida and California, that the USA could at least make its own canned oranges. For health and commercial reasons, please insist that your grocery store carry canned orange products made in the USA. Of course, we all prefer oranges grown in Florida.
L-cysteine, an amino acid derived from human hair is harvested in China. Human hair, from all parts of the body, is used to source this protein. This amino acid is used to boost protein levels in bread sold in the United States. Please look at the ingredients. If it lists L-cysteine, you're eating bread laced with an amino acid that comes from human hair--from China. The hair is gathered from the floors of barbershops and hair salons in China, and the morgue. Duck feathers are also used to produce this amino acid.
Go to your local grocery store and check out the list of ingredients.
Do a search of the ingredients of your local fast food restaurant (hot apple pies, buns, cinnamon rolls, etc.)
Years ago, visiting a Chinese food buffet meant that the food was grown or canned in the United States, and then prepared to taste, and served. Now, many of those ingredients such as mushrooms, baby corn, and water chestnuts are actually grown and canned in China, and shipped to the United States. Turn the can and pay attention to where it was manufactured. Although the canned product was distributed from a company in New Jersey or New York, the product likely came from China. Do you know what you're eating? The healthiest sources of Asian products originate from the USA, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and India.
Cuba's cancer rate is increasing dramatically. This is due to the large scale purchasing of inexpensive staple products from China. The Chinese food products shipped to Cuba contain high levels of beryllium, lead, mercury and many industrial substances that may contribute to the onset of cancer. Twenty-five percent of China's farmland is polluted from industrial dumping and runoff. Since the environmental pollution is pervasive in China, and food products are grown in poisonous soil, China is effectively exporting their pollution to other countries. As a result, the human waste excreted also contains these contaminants and end up in the soil and water. Finally, the human body, containing these contaminants, is buried or cremated.
Armed with targeted reporting within an industry, entrepreneurs are presented with the opportunity to advanced their agricultural and business interests. Industrial intelligence is a key source of opportunity and exposure. A competitor's cost cutting measures in sourcing from polluted supply chains translates to opportunity for organic food production.
The rise of Chinese mercantilism, combined with the realities of modern food production, present real opportunities for American farmers and organic food distributors.
Threats to your personal security sometimes pale in comparison to what you bring into your own home. There are times that our own purchases and consumption cause the problems we seek to avoid. What we purchase and eat may be cancer on an installment plan. Encouraging a consumer's awareness of these issues brings opportunity for distributors of high quality and safe products. (Food products made in Red China.)
Here is another article that shows the same basic information with graphs to illustrate the mercantile relationship that exists between Red China and the United States that career politicians and their Calvinist-Judeo-Masonic masters, who have spent billions to create a government that is of, for, and by their own interests by lobbying both elected officials and non-elected bureaucrats and presidential appointees, as the masses permit themselves to be deluded that they can do anything about this at election time, not anyone running for the presidential nomination of either major organized crime family naturalism is in the least bit concerned about the facts below:
Do you know where your vitamin C comes from? How about that glass of apple juice? Or that tilapia you ordered at dinner the other night?
Chances are, all three came from China.
Along with importing plenty of electronic products, clothing and other manufactured goods, the United States imported roughly 3.9 billion pounds of agricultural products from China in 2010 — making it the second largest market for such goods.
The China Environmental Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center put together an infographic highlighting the most popular agricultural imports from China. Politico Pro reports:
China is responsible for 90 percent of the vitamin (C) consumed by Americans, 78 percent of the tilapia, 70 percent of the apple juice, 50 percent of the cod, 43 percent of the processed mushrooms and 23 percent of the garlic. (The U.S. Imports A Lot of Food from China.)
Here is more cheery news:
Plastic rice? Ingesting even small amounts of plastic is horrible for the digestive system and hormones. The BPA (chemical) in plastic mimic’s estrogen and this hormone skyrockets in the body when BPA is ingested. Ingest plastic rice and you’re basically asking to die young of breast cancer.
Every once in a while I would hear something crazy from China like this and was always weary of food from China for this reason. You have to think, not only is the food being shipped from the other side of the world (just think of what could happen during that time and possible exposure or contamination) but beyond that look at what certain Chinese companies are doing to food. Making it fake, and as cheap as humanly possible. China is using their innovative methods that they use to make cheap technology products, toys and other consumer products and applying that mindset to food, which is absolutely dangerous.
Tilapia is commonly fish-farmed in China. These fish are some of the worst, most toxic and unhealthy fish that you can come across. A tilapia fish will eat anything, comparable to a bottom-feeder fish and fish farming is a small pool of waste water that the fish live in. It’s one of the worst fish purchases you could buy and it’s commonly known that in China the sea-food farmers won’t even let their children eat the seafood that they farm, that should tell you something. 80% of the Tilapia in America come’s from China.
2. Cod Fish:
Cod is another type of fish that is fish farmed in China. This fish is not healthy and lives in it’s own waste. Currently just over 50% of American Cod come’s from China.
3. Chinese Apple Juice:
Believe it or not approximately 50% of the apple juice sold in the United States come’s from China. China is the LARGEST pesticide producing country in the world and they haven’t even begun to address pesticide or chemical residue on foods. I recommend completely avoiding apple juice, for yourself and your children. Fruit juice is too rich in sugar and is better mixed with vegetable juice for your blood sugar levels.
4. Processed Mushrooms:
US inspectors have found tainted mushrooms from China. Some manufacturers in China go so far as to label these processed mushrooms organic to increase their profits. If you do a google search you’ll find that there are many “mystery mushrooms” in China, completely fake. 34% of processed mushrooms are from China. Do your best to know your source, buy local and true organic!
5. Chinese Garlic:
Us inspectors have also found tainted garlic from China. Garlic from China is sprayed with chemicals more than abundantly and this garlic leaves a bad aftertaste, that of a chemical concoction. 31% of Garlic sold in the US is from China.
In 2013 the US Department of Agriculture approved the sale of Chinese chicken in America. Many food safety experts are concerned with the quality of this chicken as China is a country where avian influenza and food-borne illness are common. Beyond that, China produces more pesticides than any other country in the world and is polluted by not only that but mass production and industry.
7. Plastic Rice:
As I mentioned previously in this article, fake plastic rice is being produced. It is believed that it is actually made from potatoes and a fake sythetic resin. When boiled the rice stays hard and doesn’t cook like regular rice. It is believed that long-term effects of this food could be cancerous.
8. Mud (Sold As Black Pepper):
A vendor in China collected mud and sold it as black pepper, and also took flour and sold it as white pepper. Call it whatever you want and sell away! The Chinese don’t have a lot of due diligence in their food and safety regulatory systems. Not that these are always great, just look at America! we have standards but very low standards at best.
9. Industrial Salt:
Industrial salt is unfit for human consumption yet Industrial salt was sold as table salt for 13 years! Industrial salt can cause both mental and physical issues, hypothyroid problems as well as reproductive system disorders.
10. Green Peas:
Yet another crazy out of this world scenario… I need a t-shirt that say’s “Only in China” at this point. Green peas in China were found in 2005, and may be still produced today. These fake peas were created with snow peas, soy beans, along with green dye and sodium metabisulfite (a chemical that is used as bleach and as a preservative). This dye is banned to use on produce because it may cause cancer, as well as inhibit the body’s natural ability to absorb calcium. These green peas also didn’t soften when boiled and the water turned an unnatural green color. So, avoid green peas from China.
In my humble opinion food from China is some of the worst food you can get on the planet. As I have mentioned, China produces more pesticides than any other country in the world, meaning your food is most likely to be laced with pesticides. It is one of the most polluted regions in the entire world. 70% of rivers are polluted, the air is toxic and the sheer volume production of products there leaves a lot of toxic chemicals and by-products as waste that leak into the environment.
Take this one fact, the air in Beijing China is so polluted that breathing it actually does as much damage to the lungs as smoking 40 cigarettes a day, says a new study as of 2015. From China? just avoid it.
How can you tell if your apple juice, garlic or mushrooms are from China? it’s difficult to tell. This is why I recommend shopping locally at your farmers market and getting to know your farmer or supplier. Ask questions at your health food or grocery store, ask questions and do your research. Use your cell phone to google it in the store!
Here’s even more foods to avoid from China: AltHealthWorks.com (10 Foods Made in China That Are Filled With Plastic.)
An interactive graph that can be found here shows the extent of Red Chinese acquisitions of American businesses since 1996, and the appendices below contain additional documentation on how American dollars and jobs are being shipped overseas to the Butchers of Beijing (as well as to other countries in the world that are the beneficiaries of supposely "free trade" agreements that have gutted American manufacturing and cost skilled laborers countless thousands upon thousands of jobs).
Additionally, the Red Chinese banks and holding-companies, which are government-owned and directed, own a little over ten percent of the public debt of the United Sates of America, and they are busy gobbling up American businsses, including the Chicago Stock Exchange itself:
The Chicago Stock Exchange said a Chinese investor group agreed to acquire it, giving the buyer entry into the intensely competitive U.S. equity market.
Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company, according to a statement Friday. The deal values the Chicago Stock Exchange at less than $100 million, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked to not be identified because the terms weren’t disclosed publicly. The exchange expects the deal to close in the second half of the year, though that will require regulatory approval.
“We’re a good fit. Our strategy is something they like and is consistent with theirs,” Chicago Stock Exchange Chief Executive Officer John Kerin said in a phone interview. “We provide technology and we’re a standalone, full-service exchange that they can grow in a manner that suits their needs.”
The acquisition would be the first of a U.S. exchange by a Chinese company. The 134-year-old bourse only handles about 0.5 percent of U.S. stock trading, but a deal gives a buyer a beachhead in the $22 trillion American equity market. There’s also the potential for growth given that regulations require trades to be routed to whichever exchange has the best price for a stock at a given moment.
Sales of stocks exchanges, which tend to be national symbols, have faced political objections in the past. When Germany’s Deutsche Boerse AG wanted to buy the owner of the New York Stock Exchange in 2011, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, raised obstacles. Singapore’s stock exchange tried to buy Australia’s in 2010, but the Australian government barred that from happening.
That said, the Chicago Stock Exchange is a far less vital part of global finance. The New York Stock Exchange, for instance, handled 31 times more trading volume on Thursday.
Casin Group said it was attracted to the market because of the potential to “bring exciting Chinese growth companies to U.S. investors,” according to a quote in the statement from Shengju Lu, Casin’s founder and chairman.
Founded in the 1990s through a privatization of state-owned assets, Casin Group initially focused on developing real estate projects in Chongqing before expanding into the environmental and financial industries. While the firm owns stakes in banks and insurers, it has never owned an exchange. Calls to the company’s Chongqing headquarters went unanswered on Friday.
“We have reviewed CHX’s plans to improve market share through new growth initiatives and fully support them,” said Casin’s Lu, a torch bearer during the Beijing Olympic games in 2008, according to the statement.
Casin Group’s offer comes amid an unprecedented overseas shopping spree by Chinese companies. Businesses from Asia’s largest economy have announced $70 billion of cross-border acquisitions and investments this year, on track to break last year’s record of $123 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
The Chicago Stock Exchange -- a subsidiary of CHX Holdings Inc. -- is minority-owned by a group including E*Trade Financial Corp., Bank of America Corp., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., according to the company. The minority shareholders are also selling their stake, Kerin said.
The Chicago Stock Exchange was advised by GCA Savvian Advisors LLC and Sidley Austin LLP on the transaction, according to the statement. Broadhaven Capital Partners and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP worked with Casin. Mark O’Connor, a spokesman for the exchange, declined to comment on the size of the transaction. (Chicago Exchange Being Sold to Chinese.)
Talk about selling the rope to fund the military adventures, cyberwarfare, and the totalitarianism of the Red Chinese oligarchs. Treasonous sales of American businesses to Red Chinese banks and holding companies are, no matter Red China's current economic problems, are making it possible for the Chicoms to "hang us" one day in the not-too-distant future. The bills are going to have to come due some day, and there will be a very high price to pay.
Obviously, we are already paying a huge price for the greed of American policy-makers, many of whom have investment portfolios with huge holdings in multinational companies that are doing business with Red China and/or have manufacturing plants or other business enterprises there. None of these policy-makers, each of whom is beholden to his or her corporate and banking paymasters, cares about the fact that the American merchandise trade deficit with Red China reached a staggering amount of $365,000,000,000 for the year 2015:
(CNSNews.com) - The merchandise trade deficit that the United States ran with China in 2015 hit a record high of $365,694,000,000, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
“The deficit with China increased $22.6 billion to $365.7 billion in 2015,” the BEA said in a press release. “Exports decreased $7.5 billion to $116.2 billion and imports increased $15.1 billion to $481.9 billion.”
The $22,615,700,000 increase in the merchandise trade deficit the U.S. ran with China last year was a 6.6-percent jump from the $343,078,800,000 merchandise trade deficit the U.S. ran with China in 2014.
The merchandise trade balance deals only with the goods that are imported and exported between the two countries. It does not include the export and import of services.
In recent years, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the U.S. has run a surplus in its exchange of services with China, while running a much larger deficit in its exchange of goods.
In 2014, for example, the U.S. ran a $28.077 billion surplus in services traded with China, according to BEA. That caused the overall 2014 U.S. goods-and-services trade deficit with China—which was $315.116 billion—to be less than the 2014 merchandise trade deficit of $343,078,800,000.
The BEA is scheduled to release the 2015 balance of trade in services with China (and other countries) on March 4.
The Census Bureau has published U.S.-China export and import numbers on goods going back to 1985. During the past thirty years, the annual value of U.S.-China trade has risen dramatically. So, too, has the gap between the value of the Chinese goods imported into the U.S. and the U.S. goods exported to China.
In 1985, according to the Census Bureau, the U.S. exported $3.8557 billion in goods to China and imported 3.8617 billion back—running a deficit of only $6,000,000.
By 1995, the U.S. was exporting $11.7537 billion from China while importing $45.5432 billion—running a deficit of $33.7895.
By 2005, the U.S. was exporting $41.1920 billion to China while importing 243.4701 billion from China—running a deficit of $202.2781 billion.
In 2015, the Census Bureau reported Friday, the U.S. exported $116.1863 in goods to China while importing $481.8808 billion—running a merchandise trade deficit with China of $365.6945 billion.
Even when the historical annual merchandise trade deficits that the U.S. has run with China are adjusted for inflation and put in constant 2015 dollars using the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator, the $365.6945 billion merchandise trade deficit the U.S. ran with China last year is still the largest recorded by the Census Bureau.
For the past several years, the U.S. trade deficit with China has been significantly larger than that with any other U.S. trading partner and several trading groups,” said a Congressional Research Service report (“China-U.S. Trade Issues") published in December.
“Some analysts contend that the large U.S. trade deficit is an indicator that the trade relationship is unbalanced, unfair, and damaging to the U.S. economy,” said the report. “Others argue the large trade deficit with China is more of a reflection of global supply chains, where China is often the final point of assembly for export-oriented multinational firms.”
“A joint study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the WTO,” said the CRS report, “estimated that the U.S trade deficit in China would be reduced by 25% (in 2009) if bilateral trade flows were measured according to the value-added that occurred in each country before it was exported.”
As calculated by the Census Bureau, the U.S. ran an overall trade deficit in goods in 2015 of $736.1719 billion.
The largest contributor to that deficit was China and its $365,694,500,000 bilateral deficit with the U.S. The second largest contributor was Germany, with whom the U.S. ran a $74,192,600,000 merchandise trade deficit. The third largest contributor was Japan, with whom the U.S. ran a $68,647,900,000 merchandise trade deficit. The fourth was Mexico, with whom the U.S. ran a $58,363,700,000 merchandise trade deficit. And the fifth was Vietnam, with whom the U.S. ran a $30,921,400,000. (American Merchandise Trade Deficit With Red China hits 365,694,500,000 in 2015.)
As noted above, the Red Chinese have admitted that over 336,000,000 millions have been butchered in their mothers' wombs by surgical means between 1971 and 2013. Another seventy-five milion or so human beings have been killed for being political opponents of the Red Chinese monster state. Yet it is that American politicians and their masters in banking and commece continue to sell out the national security, both in terms of military defense and economic security, without any regard for the innocent blood that is on their hands as result, something that is stunning in its scope of hypocrisy when one considers that former President George Herbert Walker Bush was a champion of "engaging" the Butchers of Beijing even after the murders of between three hundred and one thousand people, if not more, durting "Chinese Democracy Movement" protests in 1989 that culminated in a nationwide crackdown between June 3-4, 1989, symbolized so remarakbly in the events in and around Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Although the fact was not known until December 18, 1989, "Bush 41" sent his National Security Advisor, Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, to Red China, a little over a month after the massacres, which had taken place throughout Red China, and Scowcroft actually held a glass aloft to toast the Butchers of Beijing during another visit five months later:
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18— The White House said today that the national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft, made a secret trip to China in July, shortly after President Bush suspended high-level meetings with the Chinese Government over the June crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators. Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger also went on the trip.
Word of the July visit came as the White House was still fielding criticism about a more recent visit to Beijing by Mr. Scowcroft and Mr. Eagleburger. The two men went to China 10 days ago to mend relations after hundreds of students died in June at the hands of the Chinese military in Tiananmen Square. That crackdown stirred deep anger and calls for sanctions among the American public and in Congress.
The second trip was announced by the White House only after Mr. Scowcroft and Mr. Eagleburger arrived in Beijing. July's trip had been kept secret, and it was made public by the White House today after it was reported by Cable News Network.
The pictures of Mr. Scowcroft during the visit this month, toasting Chinese leaders by candlelight ''as friends to resume our important dialogue,'' set off a wave of criticism in the United States. Many critics responded strongly again today to the news of the July visit, saying Mr. Bush has misled the American people.
Senator George J. Mitchell, Democrat of Maine, the majority leader, said he was ''astonished'' to learn that Mr. Bush had sent the two officials to China on ''another midnight mission, barely a month after the brutal killing of pro-democracy student demonstrators.''
''At that time, the President was saying there could not be business as usual with a Government that took such actions,'' he said. ''Yet this is increasingly what seems to be happening.''
He said the trips ''make a mockery of our profession of concern for human rights and the stated ideals of our democratic system of government.''
Mr. Bush has been annoyed by the criticism of his policy in an area where he considers himself an expert, and he responded today in an interview with news-agency reporters, saying:
''I notice now that some of the critics who were so opposed and using this fantastically, diabolically anti-me language, they come up now saying, 'Well, if you get A, B and C, then it will be all right or then we'll understand.' Let them just stay tuned in.''
The President would not say whether China had offered any gestures of good faith in return for his decision to make the diplomatic overtures after the June killings.
Mr. Bush also said he did not know when the Chinese dissident Fang Lizhi would be able to leave the United States Embassy in Beijing, where he has taken refuge since the crackdown.
The July visit came a month after the violent assault by Government forces on pro-democracy demonstrators, mostly students, and days after Mr. Bush directed on June 20 that there be a ban of all high-level exchanges of American officials with Beijing. Statement by White House
In a statement today on the July visit, the White House said: ''General Scowcroft did undertake a mission to China for President Bush in July to personally underscore the U.S. shock and concern about the violence in Tiananmen Square and to impress upon the Chinese Government the seriousness with which this incident was viewed in the U.S. The President felt this face-to-face mission, like the one recently completed by General Scowcroft, was necessary to show the sense of purpose and direction of the U.S. Government.''
But if the purpose of the trip was to criticize the Chinese action, it is unclear why the White House did not make it known at the time. The implication drawn by some in Washington was that even in July, Mr. Bush was worried about cutting ties to Beijing.
Marlin Fitzwater, the White House spokesman, said he could not rule out the possibility that General Scowcroft or others had traveled to China on missions that continue to remain a secret. ''The President has had years of experience with China,'' he said of the July trip. ''He knows that face-to-face declarations are important to them.'' Duplicity Is Charged
But critics said, essentially, that President Bush has been duplicitous.
''They apparently were doing what they told us they were not doing,'' said Representative Lee Hamilton, Democrat of Indiana and chairman of the Europe and Middle East subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
''I'm very perplexed,'' he said. ''They were doing what they told us they were not doing. They told us they were not making these contacts while they were making these contacts.''
Experts on China agree that it is likely that Mr. Scowcroft's initial trip to China was intended not only to express concern but to begin the healing of the Chinese-American relationship.
''Tiananmen put the relationship off track, and everything since then has been to try to put it back on track,'' said Gerrit Gong, a China expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and until recently a special assistant to the Ambassador to China.
''Even in a meeting that is a mix of sorrow and anger, there is always an eye toward moving the relationship forward.'' (2 U.S. Officials Went to Beijing Secretly in July.)
How has all of this treacherous "diplomacy"worked out for the slave laborers of Red China or for manufacturing jobs here in the United States of America?
How has all of this treacherous "diplomacy" and American "investment" in Red China's economy worked out for the millions of preborn children killed by forced abortion and for the political parties who have had their vital bodily members carved out of them for the international black market of human organs without any anesthesia?
How has all of this treacherous "diplomacy" and American "investment" in Red China's economyworked out for the parents who are restricted to have only one child per family?
How has all of this treacherous "diplomacy" and American "investment" in Red China's economy worked out for greater “openness” within Red China?
How has all of this treacherous "diplomacy" and American "investment" in Red China's economyworked out for the quality of goods being sold to Americans, good that add to the American trade deficit with Red China?
Indeed, how has it worked out for the people of Hong Kong in the last seveteen years since its ties to the United Kingdom ended on January 1, 1999?
Remember, many American politicians of both political parties have financial portfolios that include investments in multinational companies that make substantial amounts of money off of the slave labor and substandard working conditions in Red China. These politicians have had a vested interest in maintaining ongoing economic ties with the Butchers of Beijing.
American money has enabled the Chicom thugs to engage in cyberspace warfare against the United States of America and to build up its military might, including space-based satellite systems, as its “exchange students” have gained valuable intelligence while studying in this country’s colleges and universities.
It’s always about the money. Always. This why the hapless fools in the false opposite of the naturalist “right” last year huffed and puffed without doing anything of substance to stop Caesar Obama’s recognition of Cuba, now in its fifty-seventh year of occupation as a Communist prison-state. There is money to be made, and their own bankrollers want in on any "deals" with Cuba as their predecessors got in on the ground floor of American "investment" in Red China in the decades after the Shanghai Agreement and President James Earl Carter's formal recognitioni of the government of the so-called "People's Republic of China" on Friday, December 15, 1978, that became effective on January 1, 1979, thus jettisoning the people of the Republic of China on Taiwan to their ultimate fate sonme day in the not-too-distant future of being subsumed as part of Red China. Indeed, much money has been made since the aforementioned Great Appeaser, James Earl Carter, Jr., extended what was then called "most favored nation" trading status to Red China, and it does not matter to our caesars and their paymasters that that money is tainted with the blood hundreds of millions of innocent Chinese.
Concern about “markets” and the money that has been flowing into the coffers of the multinational corporations that have “invested” in Red China has kept one president of the United States of America after another completely silent about the persecution of underground Catholics there. That is correct. No president of the United States of America has ever highlighted the suffering of faithful Catholics in Red China who have refused to join the so-called Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.
American indifference to the suffering of persecuted Catholics in Red China stands in sharp contrast to the concern exhibited by our last true pope thus far, Pope Pius XII, who understood the horrors of Communism and sought to defend Catholics from any and all coercion to cooperate with a rump church that was subservient to the Chicom butchers.
This is part of what Pope Pius XII in his last encyclical letter, Ad Apstoloroum Princips, June 29, 1958:
8. In these days, however, We have to draw attention to the fact that the Church in your lands in recent years has been brought to still worse straits. In the midst of so many great sorrows it brings Us great comfort to note that in the daily attacks which you have met neither unflinching faith nor the most ardent love of the Divine Redeemer and of His Church has been wanting. You have borne witness to this faith and love in innumerable ways, of which only a small part is known to men, but for all of which you will someday receive an eternal reward from God.
9. Nevertheless We regard it as Our duty to declare openly, with a heart filled to its depths with sorrow and anxiety, that affairs in China are, by deceit and cunning endeavor, changing so much for the worse that the false doctrine already condemned by Us seems to be approaching its final stages and to be causing its most serious damage.
10. For by particularly subtle activity an association has been created among you to which has been attached the title of "patriotic," and Catholics are being forced by every means to take part in it.
This association -- as has often been proclaimed -- was formed ostensibly to join the clergy and the faithful in love of their religion and their country, with these objectives in view: that they might foster patriotic sentiments; that they might advance the cause of international peace; that they might accept that species of socialism which has been introduced among you and, having accepted it, support and spread it; that, finally, they might actively cooperate with civil authorities in defending what they describe as political and religious freedom. And yet -- despite these sweeping generalizations about defense of peace and the fatherland, which can certainly deceive the unsuspecting -- it is perfectly clear that this association is simply an attempt to execute certain well defined and ruinous policies.
11. For under an appearance of patriotism, which in reality is just a fraud, this association aims primarily at making Catholics gradually embrace the tenets of atheistic materialism, by which God Himself is denied and religious principles are rejected.
12. Under the guise of defending peace the same association receives and spreads false rumors and accusations by which many of the clergy, including venerable bishops and even the Holy See itself, are claimed to admit to and promote schemes for earthly domination or to give ready and willing consent to exploitation of the people, as if they, with preconceived opinions, are acting with hostile intent against the Chinese nation.
13. While they declare that it is essential that every kind of freedom exist in religious matters and that this makes mutual relations between the ecclesiastical and civil powers easier, this association in reality aims at setting aside and neglecting the rights of the Church and effecting its complete subjection to civil authorities.
14. Hence all its members are forced to approve those unjust prescriptions by which missionaries are cast into exile, and by which bishops, priests, religious men, nuns, and the faithful in considerable numbers are thrust into prison; to consent to those measures by which the jurisdiction of many legitimate pastors is persistently obstructed; to defend wicked principles totally opposed to the unity, universality, and hierarchical constitution of the Church; to admit those first steps by which the clergy and faithful are undermined in the obedience due to legitimate bishops; and to separate Catholic communities from the Apostolic See.
15. In order to spread these wicked principles more efficiently and to fix them in everyone's mind, this association -- which, as We have said, boasts of its patriotism -- uses a variety of means including violence and oppression, numerous lengthy publications, and group meetings and congresses.
16. In these meetings, the unwilling are forced to take part by incitement, threats, and deceit. If any bold spirit strives to defend truth, his voice is easily smothered and overcome and he is branded with a mark of infamy as an enemy of his native land and of the new society.
17. There should also be noted those courses of instruction by which pupils are forced to imbibe and embrace this false doctrine. Priests, religious men and women, ecclesiastical students, and faithful of all ages are forced to attend these courses. An almost endless series of lectures and discussions, lasting for weeks and months, so weaken and benumb the strength of mind and will that by a kind of psychic coercion an assent is extracted which contains almost no human element, an assent which is not freely asked for as should be the case.
18. In addition to these there are the methods by which minds are upset -- by every device, in private and in public, by traps, deceits, grave fear, by so-called forced confessions, by custody in a place where citizens are forcibly "reeducated," and those "Peoples' Courts" to which even venerable bishops are ignominiously dragged for trial.
19. Against methods of acting such as these, which violate the principal rights of the human person and trample on the sacred liberty of the sons of God, all Christians from every part of the world, indeed all men of good sense cannot refrain from raising their voices with Us in real horror and from uttering a protest deploring the deranged conscience of their fellow men.
20. And since these crimes are being committed under the guise of patriotism, We consider it Our duty to remind everyone once again of the Church's teaching on this subject.
21. For the Church exhorts and encourages Catholics to love their country with sincere and strong love, to give due obedience in accord with natural and positive divine law to those who hold public office, to give them active and ready assistance for the promotion of those undertakings by which their native land can in peace and order daily achieve greater prosperity and further true development.
22. The Church has always impressed on the minds of her children that declaration of the Divine Redeemer: "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's." We call it a declaration because these words make certain and incontestable the principle that Christianity never opposes or obstructs what is truly useful or advantageous to a country.
23. However, if Christians are bound in conscience to render to Caesar (that is, to human authority) what belongs to Caesar, then Caesar likewise, or those who control the state, cannot exact obedience when they would be usurping God's rights or forcing Christians either to act at variance with their religious duties or to sever themselves from the unity of the Church and its lawful hierarchy.
24. Under such circumstances, every Christian should cast aside all doubt and calmly and firmly repeat the words with which Peter and the other Apostles answered the first persecutors of the Church: "We must obey God rather than men."
25. With emphatic insistence, those who promote the interests of this association which claims a monopoly on patriotism, speak over and over again of peace and admonish Catholics earnestly to exert all their efforts to establish it. On the surface these words are excellent and righteous, for who deserves greater praise than the man who prepares the way to introduce and establish peace?
26. But peace -- as you well know, Venerable Brethren and beloved sons -- does not consist of words alone and does not rely on changing formulas which are suitable for the moment but contradict one's real plans and practices, which do not conform with the meaning and way of true peace but with hatred, discord, and deceit.
27. Peace worthy of the name must be founded on the principles of charity and justice which He taught who is the "Prince of Peace," and who adopted this title as a kind of royal standard for Himself. True peace is that which the Church desires to be established: one that is stable, just, fair, and founded on right order; one which binds all together -- citizens, families, and peoples -- by the firm ties of the rights of the Supreme Lawgiver, and by the bonds of mutual fraternal love and cooperation.
28. As she looks forward to and hopes for this peaceful dwelling together of nations, the Church expects each nation to preserve that degree of dignity which becomes it. For the Church, which has ever kept a friendly attitude toward the various events in your country, long ago spoke through Our late Predecessor of happy memory and expressed the desire that "full recognition be given to the legitimate aspirations and rights of the nation, which is more populous than any other, whose civilization and culture go back to the earliest times, which has, in past ages, with the development of its resources, had periods of great prosperity, and which -- it may be reasonably conjectured -- will become even greater in the future ages, provided it pursues justice and honor."
29. On the other hand, as has been made known by radio and by the press, there are some -- even among the ranks of the clergy -- who do not shrink from casting suspicion on the Apostolic See and hint that it has evil designs toward your country.
30. Assuming false and unjust premises, they are not afraid to take a position which would confine within a narrow scope the supreme teaching authority of the Church, claiming that there are certain questions -- such as those which concern social and economic matters -- in which Catholics may ignore the teachings and the directives of this Apostolic See.
31. This opinion -- it seems entirely unnecessary to demonstrate its existence -- is utterly false and full of error because, as We declared a few years ago to a special meeting of Our Venerable Brethren in the episcopacy:
32. "The power of the Church is in no sense limited to so-called 'strictly religious matters'; but the whole matter of the natural law, its institution, interpretation and application, in so far as the moral aspect is concerned, are within its power.
33. "By God's appointment the observance of the natural law concerns the way by which man must strive toward his supernatural end. The Church shows the way and is the guide and guardian of men with respect to their supernatural end."
34. This truth had already been wisely explained by Our Predecessor St. Pius X in his Encyclical Letter Singulari quadam of September 24, 1912, in which he made this statement: "All actions of a Christian man so far as they are morally either good or bad -- that is, so far as they agree with or are contrary to the natural and divine law -- fall under the judgment and jurisdiction of the Church."
35. Moreover, even when those who arbitrarily set and defend these narrow limits profess a desire to obey the Roman Pontiff with regard to truths to be believed, and to observe what they call ecclesiastical directives, they proceed with such boldness that they refuse to obey the precise and definite prescriptions of the Holy See. They protest that these refer to political affairs because of a hidden meaning by the author, as if these prescriptions took their origin from some secret conspiracy against their own nation. (Pope Pius XII, Ad Apsotolorum Principis, June 29, 1958.)
Pope Pius XII slammed the Chicoms for creating the so-called Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and those in today’s “resist while recognize movement” who keep narrowing the scope of the obedience they say that they owe to a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter. Pope Pius XII, echoing Monsignor Joseph Clifford Fenton’s condemnation of those who would to use the tricks of “shoddy minimism” to limit the scope of obedience that is owed to a true pope, condemned the efforts of the Chicoms to convince Catholics under their control in Red China to “resist” the commands of one they accepted as a true pope.
More to the point for the purposes of this present commentary, however, it is important to point out that Pope Pius XII, while making full accommodation for the heritage of the Chinese people, understood exactly how Chinese Catholics were suffering under Communist hegemony.
Unlike our last true pope, however, the two most recent conciliar “popes,” Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and Jorge Mario Bergoglio, have sought to downplay and/or ignore the persecutions of Catholics in Red China, believing that the persecuted Chinese faithful should seek “reconciliation” with butchers who insist that they have done nothing wrong and that their rump church is the legitimate one in the “People’s Republic of China.” In this regard, you see, Ratzinger and Bergoglio are titans of moral obfuscation, oblivious to the horrors of Communism and that the Butchers of Beijing still round up priests and presbyters to this very day.
The civil leaders of the West, including the United States of America, have appeased the Red Chinese oligarchs for the money. The Vatican’s ideologues have appeased then in the belief that “dialogue” and “mercy” will result in a “happy reconciliation” that would be nothing other than a complete capitulation to tyrants whose hands are soaked with the blood of the innocent even as the very abuses recited by Pope Pius XII nearly fifty-eight years ago are visited upon faithful Catholics to this very day.
Although an entire chapter in No Space Between Ratzinger and Bergoglio: So Close in Apostasy, So Far From Catholic Truth is devoted to the subject of Red China as a workshop for conciliarism’s “new ecclesiology,” part two of this commentary will explain how Jorge Mario Bergoglio is attempting to achieve “reconciliation” in Red China by pretending that all is well there, and in this, you see, he is once again of one apostate mind and one darkened heart with Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI.
As ever, of course, we need the maternal intercession of Our Lady, who suffered Seven Swords of Sorrow to be plunged into her Immaculate Heart as a result of our own sins and infidelities as well as those of the whole world. We must ever compassionate Our Lady by recalling to mind the sorrows she endured because of her perfect love for her Divine Son and the total union she had with Him in everything that He suffered in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday.
It was to spread devotion to the Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary that seven (not "twelve" as I wrote in a rather somnabulent state at 2:00 a.m.!) zealous men of Florence, Italy, left the world to practice austere penances on Mount Senario as they sought to exhort sinners to quit their sins by their own fidelity to prayer as well as the holy example that they gave, a holy example that caused little children to exclaim them as the “Servants of Mary.”
Today’s feast day, which takes place on Friday after Ash Wednesday, February 12, 2016, should be very important to anyone who loves the Mother God and is devoted to her Seven Dolors, something that is explained in the readings for Matins as found in today’s Divine Office:
In the thirteenth century, when the more cultured parts of Italy were rent by the dread dissension of the Emperor Frederick the Second and by bloody civil wars, the mercy of God set forth divers men eminent for holiness, and among others raised up seven nobles of Florence, who were bound one to another in charity and gave an illustrious example of brotherly love. Their names were Bonfiglio Monaldi, Bonajuncta Manetti, Manetto Antalli, Amadeo de' Amidei, Uguccio de' Uguccioni, Sosteneo de' Sostenei, and Alexis de' Falconieri. Upon the holiday of the Assumption of the Virgin into heaven in the year 1233 they were praying in the oratory of a guild called the Guild of Praise, when the same Mother of God appeared to each one of them, and bade them embrace a life of greater holiness and perfection. These seven men discussed the matter with the Bishop of Florence, and then, considering neither the nobility of their birth nor their wealth, and clad in haircloth under vile and worn - out garments, withdrew into a little house in the country upon the the day of September, that they might begin their holier life upon the same day whereon the Mother of God herself had by her birth begun her life of holiness upon earth.
She showed by a miracle how acceptable in His sight should be their manner of life, for a short while after, when these seven men were begging alms from door to door through the city of Florence, it came to pass that some children, among whom was holy Philip Benizi, who had then scarcely entered the fifth month of his age, called them blessed Mary's servants, by the which name they were called ever after. To avoid meeting people, and in the desire to be alone, they all withdrew together to the solitude of Monte Senario, and there began a kind of heavenly life. They lived in caves and upon herbs and water only, while they wore out their bodies with watching and other hardships, while they contemplated unweariedly the sufferings of Christ and the woes of His most sorrowful Mother. One Good Friday, when their thoughts were fixed thereon more than ever, the Blessed Virgin appeared to them twice, and showed them her garments of mourning as those wherein they should clothe themselves. She bade them know that she would take it right well that they should raise up in the Church a new order to recall the memory of the sorrows which she bore beneath the Cross of the Lord. Holy Peter, the illustrious martyr of the Order of Friars Preachers, learnt this not only from his familiar converse with these holy men, but also from a special vision of the Mother of God, and it was on his incitement that they founded the regular Order called that of the Servites, or servants of the blessed Virgin, the which Order was afterward approved by the Supreme Pontiff Innocent IV.
These holy men, when they had gathered to themselves some companions, began to go through the cities and towns of Italy, and especially of Tuscany, everywhere preaching Christ crucified, stilling contests among the citizens, and calling back almost countless backsliders into the path of grace. Neither did they make Italy only the field of their Gospel labours, but also France, Germany, and Poland. They passed away to be ever with the Lord when they had spread far and wide a sweet savour of Christ, and were famous also for the glory of signs and wonders. As one love of brotherhood and of the monastic life had joined them together upon earth, so one grave held their dead bodies, and one honour was paid them by the people. For this reason the Supreme Pontiffs Clement XI. and Benedict XIII. confirmed the honour which had for centuries been paid to them individually, and Leo XIII., after proof of their miracles which had been wrought by God on the common invocation of these saints, after their veneration had been sanctioned in the jubilee year of his priesthood, decreed to them the honours paid to Saints, and ordered that their memory should every year be kept throughout the universal Church with an office and Mass. (From Matins, The Divine Office, Feast of the Twelve Holy Founders of the Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary.)
In addition to Our Lady’s Most Holy Rosary, which is our weapon against the world, the flesh and the devil, especially in these days of Lenten penance, this is a day that Catholics worldwide should pray the Dolors of Our Lady, the method for doing so can be found in On the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This is the time of the great apostasy, a time in which the One World Ecumenical Church of which conciliarism is a part is helping to put the finishing touches on Antichrist’s system of One World Governance, and there is no amount of blabbering from blabbermouths that is going to “save” us. We need Our Lady’s help as we are lost without it!
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
The Seven Holy Founders of the Order of Servites of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pray for us.
American Businesses that Have Been Sold or Have Shipped Jobs Overseas
When foreign countries own companies and businesses that many American’s purchase goods from, all of that money that would be going back into the U.S. economy is now going overseas. This leads to devastating consequences as we’re seeing now, with job losses and unsettling unemployment. It is also placing the United States in a position where we’re coming to rely on foreign governments for our needs. We’re seeing this already with China, a country with which we have an alarming trade deficit and over $1 trillion in debt.
In an era of “free trade” agreements, it should come as no surprise to discover that many well known U.S. companies and businesses are being purchased by foreign countries and contributing to our economic decline.
Here are some of America’s most famous brands currently held in foreign hands:
- Budweiser, now owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V., which is based in Leuven, Belgium
- Alka-Seltzer, now owned by German company Bayer Schering Pharma AG
- Ben & Jerrys, now owned by British-Dutch Unilever
- AMC theaters, now owned by the Chinese
- 7-Eleven, now owned by the Japanese company, Seven & I Holdings
- Woman’s Day Magazine, now owned by the French company, Hachette Filipacchi Médias, S.A
- Purina, now owned by the Swiss company, Nestle
- Gerber, now owned by the Swiss pharmaceutical giant, Novartis
- Firestone, now owned by the Japanese Bridgestone Corporation
- Citgo, now owned by the government of Venezuela
- French’s Mustard, now owned by Reckitt Benckiser, a British conglomerate
- Frigidaire, now owned by Sweden’s AB Electrolux
- The Plaza Hotel in New York City, now owned by Israeli billionaire Yitzhak Tshuva’s El-Ad Group
- Trader Joes, now owned by German billionaires Karl and Theo Albrecht
- Dial soap, now owned by Henkel KGaA, based in Dusseldorf, Germany
- Sunglass Hut, now owned by Italian eyewear seller Luxottica Group
There are many more U.S. businesses bought out by foreign entities, and the more we lose, the more risk there is to our economy and workers here at home.
China not only owns AMC theaters, but they hold massive control over us because of the amount of debt we owe them. China’s government and opportunistic corporations have also been systematically purchasing land, infrastructure, and natural resources for years. On top of that, the more our leaders continue trade agreements between us and China — and the more they allow the U.S. to borrow from China — the more our freedoms and sovereignty are signed away. (Many American-Made Companies Are Now Under Foreign Owned.)
Despite a lot of talk and articles written about reshoring -- bringing production back to the United States -- offshore outsourcing of manufacturing and service-sector jobs to foreign nations continues to plague the American economy.
Hundreds of major American corporations are shipping thousands of jobs overseas, according to an analysis of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) filings made to the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration on behalf of the displaced workers.
While the trend is down from its peak, it has not fully abated, and there are many times more outsourcing events -- as per the TAA petitions filed with the Labor Department -- than there are reshoring (or "insourcing" or "onshoring") announcements, as per searches of media stories on www.news.google.com and www.news.yahoo.com.
A survey of petitions filed on behalf of workers to receive generous TAA benefits and training during the first three weeks of July, 2013, indicates that offshoring of American production and jobs -- as well as import substitution -- remains a fixture of the largest and most well known American companies. Seventy-seven petitions were filed on behalf of American workers, from companies such as IBM, Walgreens, International Paper, Sanmina Corp., Chicago Bridge and Iron, NCR, AT&T, Tenneco Automotive, Micron Technology and Honeywell, among others.
If it were not for the TAA program, few of these company decisions to displace American workers with foreigners would be known. The database is searchable at http://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/taa/taa_search_form.cfm.
Here are some of the filings:
Flextronics Americas in Stafford, Texas, will lay off 147 workers because their jobs "are being transferred to Juarez, Mexico," writes Chrystal Broussard Johnson, a Workforce Account Executive at a TAA "One-Stop Operator/Partner."
Jabil of Tempe, Ariz., will lay off more than 500 workers making printed circuit boards and box-build assemblies for the medical, industrial and aerospace sectors. "We are in the process of moving several assemblies to other Jabil facilities in Mexico and Asia in order to reduce labor costs and meet our customers' pricing expectations," writes Jabil HR Manager Dawn Tabelak in a July 15 TAA petition.
Joy Global of Franklin, Penn., will lay off 245 workers making underground mining equipment because production is "being shifted to a foreign location, outsourcing increased imports, articles and services," writes Timothy Buck, a union official in York, Penn.
Phillips Lighting Company's Bath, N.Y., factory making finished lamps will lay off 265 workers because "production is being shifted to a foreign country," writes Amy Heysham, Director of Human Resources for Phillips.
Hewlett Packard will lay off 500 employees working in customer service and technical support in Conway, Ark., due to "global restructuring," according to Mazen Alkhamis, Business Solutions Analyst for the state of Arkansas in Little Rock.
DAK Americas of Leland, N.C., is laying off 340 full-time workers and 264 contract workers because it closed its entire production facility at its Cape Fear site due to dumped imports of competing products, according to Stephen Seals, DAK Americas' Senior Director of Human Resources. "Imports of PET resins have continued to rise in quantity over the last several years, especially from China and Oman," writes Seals. "The low price of these imports as well as the increasing volume continues to have a negative impact in the U.S. marketplace. For DAK Americas' Cape Fear site, it is the price suppression that these low-priced imports has brought with them that has been the most damaging. The continuing decline in prices has forced DAK Americas to rationalize capacity." Shutting down the Cape Fear PET resins manufacturing plant "would not be the outcome if the increasing volume of low-priced imports had not driven the manufacturing economics for this site beyond a state that cannot be maintained and be viable.
"DAK continues to participate in trade actions against these low-priced imports. There are three major trade cases for antidumping actions for Certain Polyester Staple Fiber products against Korea (A-580-839), Taiwan (A-583-833) and China (A-570-905) that remain active with trade actions aimed at controlling the dumping of fibers from these countries, yet the flow of imports continues to affect our business and the marketplace. As a result of continuing imports of those dumped products, DAK will be closing fiber manufacturing at the Cape Fear site. A significant portion of the Polyester Stable Fiber produced on-site will now be transferred and be manufactured in Queretaro, Mexico. . . Even with the renewed anti-dumping trade case affirmative actions against Korea, free-trade agreements with Korea were put in place that bolster the ability for these imports to continue. If imports were not given increased access to the U.S. marketplace for the products produced at DAK Americas Cape Fear site, the site would not be forced to rationalize capacity and shut down its operations resulting in the loss of approximately 600 jobs at the site."
Eli Lilly will lose nearly 1,000 sales representatives nationwide "as a result of the loss of patent protection from two of its best-selling drugs: Cymbalta and Evista," writes Susan Fracasso, Rapid Response Coordinator for the state of Connecticut in Wethersfield. "Those two products will be made generically, likely by facilities outside of the United States.
Charles Inc. of Council Bluffs, Iowa, will lay off 60 furniture workers. The reason: "Since mid-1990s, many upholstered furniture companies have been importing completely upholstered furniture, cut & sewn kits and raw materials from China, Mexico, Vietnam and other Southeast Asia countries," according to Lindsay Anderson, TAA Coordinator for the state of Iowa. "This has resulted in Charles Inc.'s inability to compete with them and be able to meet their prices. Charles Inc. has tried many different approaches, but the labor and material saving on imported products was too much for Charles Inc. to overcome."
PDM Bridge based in Proctor, Minn., will lay off 35 workers because the company is "losing local contract product bids in the last year to multinational and overseas buyers and producers of like and similar bridge products," according to Debra Schlekewy, TAA Coordinator for the state of Minnesota.
Honeywell Process Solutions, manufacturer of electronic industrial control units in York, Penn., will lay off 110 workers. "Company filed WARN stating closure in the first quarter of 2014 with layoffs expected to begin in August 2013," writes Terri Zimmerman of the Pennsylvania state government. "Per company official most of the work is transferring to Mexico."
Nordex USA Inc., maker of wind blades in both Jonesboro, Ark., and Chicago, Ill., will lay off 80 workers because production is "being sifted to a foreign country," according to Francene Miller of the Arkansas state government.
Tyco Electronics TE Connectivity/ ICT Division in Tullahoma, Tenn., a manufacturer of electronic connectors, will lay off 33 employees because "production has been shifted to a foreign country," according to workers filing on their own behalf.
Campbell Soup Co. in Camden N.J., has laid off 100 workers because their "services are being transferred to a foreign country," writes Patric Donovan, Employment and Training Specialist for the state of New Jersey.
Cooper Interconnected, a division of Cooper Wiring Devices headquartered in Peachtree City, Ga., will lay off 56 workers from its Salem, N.J., facility. "To meet competitive demands on product manufacturing, the plant activities are being transferred to a plant in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico," writes Randall Zimmerman, Director of Human Resources at Cooper Wiring Devices, on behalf of the workers. "Competitors are currently located in similar foreign locations."
Sensata Technologies of Attleboro, Mass., is laying of 16 employees because it is "transitioning manufacturing of burn-in test socket products manufactured in Phoenix, Ariz., to locations in China and Korea," writes Cheryl Stanton, Senior Human Resources Generalist at the company.
Motorola Solutions' Louisville, Ky., electronics repair facility will lay off 55 workers because their jobs "are being relocated and will ultimately end up in Mexico," writes Loretta Baker, Regional Trade Facilitator at the Kentucky Office of Employment Training in Louisville.
Sealed Air Corp. in Duncan, S.C., has laid off an undisclosed number of workers after it purchased Diversey Holding Inc., in 2011 and decided to outsource its information technology computer support to WIPRO in Pune, India. "Thus, the Sealed Air internal service desks in Europe, China, Brazil and Duncan were outsourced overseas to India and employees/contractors lost jobs," write three former workers whose names were redacted from the petition (received July 17).
Transportal of Charlotte, N.C., a company that transcribes medical records, laid off 25 workers when their jobs were "underbid by another company, Nuance, who offshores work," writes Dianna Rivera, TAA coordinator for the state of North Carolina.
NIDEC Motor Corp. in Paragould, Ark., is laying off eight workers making dryer appliance motors because production is "being shifted to a foreign country," writes Francene Miller, Business Solutions Analyst for the Arkansas state government in Little Rock, Ark.
Omega Engineering in Stamford, Conn., has laid off 40 employees making thermocouples. Omega "was acquired by Spectris (UK) in 2012," according to Michael Shavel, Career Development Specialists for the Connecticut State Labor Department. "In October, the company opened a Customer Service and Manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China. The welding department located in Stamford, Conn., was downsized from 45 workers to five presently. At a company meeting in 2012, Global Director James R. Dale announced plans to open facilities globally, including China, Spain and Brazil."
Walgreens in Mount Prospect, Ill., has laid off 23 data processing, mainframe operations workers. "Services (IT Operations) have been outsourced to Chennai, India, and Queretaro, Mexico," according to workers who submitted the petition. "All phone calls since March 2013 have been rerouted to these foreign countries."
Narroflex of Stuart, Va., will lay off 55 workers making textiles because of "increased imports of products [and] outsourcing to foreign countries by our customers," according to Robert Diesel, Narroflex Chief Financial Officer.
Keystone Printed Specialties in Old Forge, Penn., has laid off 40 employees in its lithographic printing department because the "company has lost customers such as Stanley/Black & Decker due to their production being moved overseas," write workers filing on their own behalf. "Company also lost business with Menasha Packaging Corp., and Packaging Corporation of America, Just Born Candy, Rock-Tenn Corp. and International Paper (formerly Temple-Inland). Increased outsourcing of the production of consumer packaged goods has negatively impacted the domestic production of corrugated and folding packaging [and] lithographic printed labels."
Council for South Texas Economic Progress is shutting down its call center in Winston Salem, N.C., because "as call centers nationwide are being sent overseas due to cheaper labor, call center workers are left with very few options for jobs and very little education to assist with finding jobs," according to workers filing on their own behalf. "Our call center is just one of many that are being shut down."
Staples' Columbia, S.C., accounts payable team will lose up to 20 jobs because its "processes are being shifted to India," write workers filing on their own behalf. "Accenture representatives have been trained at our shared service center as well as in India. The knowledge transfer will continue through the end of our term. On April 2, 2013, our management team announced the elimination of our positions to Accenture."
Here are other TAA petitions that were being considered by the Labor Department during the month of July:
IBM in Montpelier, Vt., will lay off 500 workers involved in design and manufacture of computer chips and hardware. "We have received information from IBM displaced workers and others that design, production and logistical operations are being outsourced to foreign facilities," writes Rose Lucenti, Director of Workforce Development in the Vermont State Workforce Office.
IBM will lay off 747 workers involved in computer manufacturing at three sites in New York, according to Susan Serviss, State TAA Coordinator in the N.Y. State Department of Labor in Albany. Serviss writes: "The company has contracted to support the development and application of hardware and software for IBM's mainframes. [IBM employees have] been training workers in China during the last few months of the worker's employment to perform the contractor's responsibilities using the procedures that the contractor had created. [M]ost of the operations at the Poughkeepsie site are gone to Brazil, India and now China."
Spartanburg Steel Productsin Spartanburg, S.D., has laid off 500 workers because it did not win a contract for automotive body stampings and weld assemblies from BMW in South Carolina. "BMW is changing car models and Spartanburg Steel was not able to retain all of the new parts for the new vehicle," writes Kelli Grant, TAA Operations Coordinator for the state of South Carolina. "Those parts will be produced by two foreign-owned companies that have plants in the upstate of South Carolina: Gestamp and Drive Automotive."
Atlas-Copco Drilling Solutions LLC / Dynapac in Garland, Texas, a maker of drilling equipment for strip mining and road machinery, will lay off 15 to 20 employees because "all Dynapac production was shifted to foreign countries," according to workers filing on their own behalf. "Roller machine was shifted to Sweden. And a new factory was built in China for the production of the Asphalt Paver. The Paver is to be marketed as an American Design to be sold to USA and Australia with the USA tier 4 emission standards developed at Garland, Texas."
Boeing Co. will lay off at least 1,000 workers at plants in Auburn, Wash., Everett, Wash., Payallup, Wash., Renton, Wash., Seattle, Wash., and Tukwila, Wash., "with more WARNed," writes Dean Tudor, of aerospace union SPEEA and Tom Wroblewski, the IAMAW District President in Seattle, Wash. "Production of Commercial aircraft has been outsourced to offshore locations," they write in numerous TAA petitions certified in July by the Labor Department. "The result of the outsourcing created assembly problems which has caused multiple locations in Washington to react by increasing manpower. The continuation of outsourcing after the initial increase has caused the company to decrease its workforce."
General Motors Powertrain division in Saginaw, Mich., has lost between 150 and 200 jobs involved in the raw and semi finished castings of blocks and heads. "A major portion of the production has been shifted to a foreign country resulting in the reduction in workforce at our facility," writes Harold Cripps, president of the local union. "About 75 percent of the heads we produced for the 5.3 liter V Head and 50 percent of the 5.3 liter blocks we produced will now be done in Mexico. We also produced Lost Foam 4 cylinder blocks that are now manufactured overseas in China and Korea. This process has been eliminated completely from our facility."
Kingston Technology of Fountain Valley, Calif., is laying off 80 workers involved in DRAM and Flash memory products for electronics because "our company has been and continues to shift primarily production work from the U.S. to China," writes company Human Resources Manager Denise Stevens. "Other groups affected include shipping, warehouse workers and to a lesser degree, finance, engineering and IT positions."
Hasbro Inc. has laid off 200 workers in Pawtucket, R.I., because "the industry as a whole is suffering due to Chinese imports, as well as new technology manufactured in foreign countries," write workers in their petition for TAA benefits. "Design for these products has also become frequently sourced to Hong Kong due to cost of labor in the U.S."
Perkin Elmer is laying off 110 workers at its Downers Grove, Ill., plant because it is "relocating two production lines to their Singapore facility," writes Susi Pihera, Rapid Response Liaison with WorkNet DuPage Career Center in Lisle, Ill. The facility was making medical instruments for laboratory use and radiation detection equipment.
Keithley Instruments, maker of electronic test and measurement equipment in Solon, Ohio, laid off 59 employees because the company "transferred the majority of [its] manufacturing operations to China in a staged process over the course of 2011-2013," according to Ontoinette Threatt, Workforce Planning Analyst at the company.
Cambridge International's Alloy Wire Belt facility in Modesto, Calif., is "being closed because they were moving it to Mexico to cut operating costs as the labor there was cheaper," according to Julie Odell, an Employment Program Representative for the state of California in Turlock.
Callaway Golf Balls has shifted production from its Chicopee, Mass., facility to China, Taiwan and Mexico impacting 23 workers, according to workers submitting the TAA petition.
Cameroon PCS, a maker of pressure vessels in Magnolia, Texas, has laid off 100 workers because "production has been outsourced to a foreign country. We were told to China," according to workers submitting the petition.
Caterpillar Inc.'s Mapleton Foundry in Peoria, Ill., is laying off 80 workers making engine liners and engine blocks because "the company is outsourcing engine block and head production as well as the finishing products," according to Lori Graham of the Illinois Workforce Network "The products have been outsourced to Technicost, a company located in Mexico."
Wonik Quartz International Corp., a maker of quartz glass for the semiconductor industry in Albuquerque, N.M., is laying off an undisclosed number of workers because "all parts of being outsourced to China because it is cheaper," according to the company workers submitting the petition.
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products division in Saco, Maine, has laid off 100 workers making MK19 40MM Grenade launchers because the contract "was awarded to another company, Fabrique National (FN Manufacturing), located in Columbia, S.C.," write GD workers in their petition. "FN Manufacturing is a subsidiary of Belgian Herstal Group located in Herstal, Belgium in Europe."
Rockwell Automation of Milwaukee, Wisc., intends to lay off 45 workers in its global financial services group because a "letter of layoff from [the] company and [an] e-mail copied to some of the affected workers stating their jobs are being redeployed. . . to Poland," according to Roger Hinkle of the Milwaukee Help-In-Re-Employment (HIRE) Center. "People from Poland came to Rockwell to be trained."
A.A. Laun Furniture Co., based in Kiel, Wisc., will lay off 45 workers making wood furniture because "cheaper products and materials from overseas have made it impossible for American made furniture factories to compete, forcing them to go out of business," write the workers who submitted the petition.
Automatic Data Processing will lay off between 50 and 200 workers in San Dimas, Calif., because the company's services have been "outsourced to India," says Linda Ellen, TAA Analyst for the state of California in Sacramento. "Staff were required to train the associates from India in correct letter writing, communications and grammar."
Federal Mogul's Chicago plant has laid off 130 workers due to production being moved to Los Reyes, Mexico, according to Stacey Miller, the company's Human Resources Manager.
Sony Pictures Imageworks in Culver City, Calif., is laying off 100 workers involved in visual effects and animation because "the work is being outsource to Canada and India," according to Susan Campos, a TAA specialist with the state of California in Los Angeles.
Seco Tools based in Lenoir City, Tenn., is laying off 72 workers because "the manufacturing is moving to Seco plants located in France, Sweden and India," writes Jennifer Ostroff, HR manager at the company.
Baldwin Hardware, a subsidiary of Spectrum Brands (and a subsidiary of Stanley Black & Decker), in Reading, Penn., is laying off 166 workers making door locks and hardware because "production is being shifted to Nogales, Mexico," writes Sylvia Lehn, HR Manager at Spectrum.
Osram Sylvania in Winchester, Ky., is laying off 24 workers in its lighting division because "LED lamp assembly at the Winchester, Ky., facility is being transferred to the Juarez, Mexico, facility between 6/2013 and 9/2013," writes Janice Berryman, Osram Sylvania Human Resources Manager.
Agilent Technologies of Cary, N.C., is laying off 41 workers because "all production activities are being shifted to Agilent Technologies Inc. manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia," write workers filing on their own behalf. "All R&D functions are being transferred to Agilent Technologies Inc., in Waldbron, Germany." (America's Biggest Companies Continue To Move Factories.)