The free-trade backlash begins

The free-trade backlash begins

There are 21 comments on the The Washington Post story from Oct 3, 2013, titled The free-trade backlash begins. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation countries' delegates during a meeting in Bali, Indonesia on Oct. 1. President Obama is scheduled to attend the APEC summit next week.

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Babbit

San Antonio, TX

#1 Oct 3, 2013
Yes, let's all panic. I always wanted to try human brains. I just don't know anyone outside Texas who still has one.
Babbit

San Antonio, TX

#2 Oct 3, 2013
AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know."

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "The Wages of Sin is Death."

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

Kipling
Heywood Jablomee

Doylestown, PA

#3 Oct 4, 2013
Looks like Topix has attracted another right wing lunatic from the cesspool known as texASS!1

Since: Sep 07

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#4 Oct 4, 2013
frankly, I don't see any benefits coming out of these free trade agreements.

more jobs outsourced. more factories outsourced. more trade debt for the usa.

I'm so tired of these "compassionate" liberals who care more for foreigners than they do for americans in the usa. I wish they would all just drop dead.
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#5 Oct 4, 2013
Babbit wrote:
Yes, let's all panic. I always wanted to try human brains. I just don't know anyone outside Texas who still has one.
Mexican plurality will increase your collective IQ. This is a good thing.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#6 Oct 4, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>Mexican plurality will increase your collective IQ. This is a good thing.
Considering your posts, I can see the results do not prove out theory.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#7 Oct 4, 2013
Asian Guy wrote:
frankly, I don't see any benefits coming out of these free trade agreements.
more jobs outsourced. more factories outsourced. more trade debt for the usa.
I'm so tired of these "compassionate" liberals who care more for foreigners than they do for americans in the usa. I wish they would all just drop dead.
Free trade will work out great once we get the average American wage down to $7/hour.
fatbacks x

Portland, OR

#8 Oct 4, 2013
Designed to increase our borrowing status from RED CHINA. Amazing to think of where we would be if butt sucking our enemys wasn't the norm. We lost to communism, and it came to our shores and bought the house nextdoor. And now its "hi de ho neighbor,I'll mow your lawn for nuttin?",and "is there a sale on nike's on down at the "RED DEPOT BE USINS"? Good thing the youth of today are too busy with ass dragger pants, tats, and apps to give a s--t. They're playing into the "SCRIPT" full bore. backs x 69 yoa and positive I have not seen it all yet.... There has to be another screw-all comin down the pike.

Since: Sep 07

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#9 Oct 4, 2013
LookingToEscape wrote:
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Free trade will work out great once we get the average American wage down to $7/hour.
why should we have to compete with foreign countries?

in the last century, the usa was responsible for most of the most inportant inventions in the history of mankind.

why shouldn't we be able to reap the rewards that those inventions brought to mankind?

foreign countries should be paying us a premium to be able to benefit from those inventions. not the other way around.
fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#10 Oct 4, 2013
In an article about the now-prevalent Asian Stinkbug (no, they're not Republicans..), I saw a comment where a poster complained that we were 'sending our jobs to Asia and getting their bugs in return.'

LOL...says it well. That's what "free-trade" will get you. Big profits for corps and Wall St., no jobs for Americans. And a big stink.
fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#11 Oct 4, 2013
Asian Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
why should we have to compete with foreign countries?
in the last century, the usa was responsible for most of the most inportant inventions in the history of mankind.
why shouldn't we be able to reap the rewards that those inventions brought to mankind?
foreign countries should be paying us a premium to be able to benefit from those inventions. not the other way around.
Funny to see whiny Rightie execptionalism from a supposed slant...:)

Since: Sep 07

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#12 Oct 4, 2013
fingiswold wrote:
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Funny to see whiny Rightie execptionalism from a supposed slant...:)
just speaking the truth. if it bothers you.. TOUGH.

obviously, you are one of the liberal scum who believe americans and america shouldn't be benefiting from all the inventions they brought to mankind in the last century.

my guess is - you are not even an american.
Hmmm

Sun City, AZ

#13 Oct 5, 2013
Asian Guy wrote:
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just speaking the truth. if it bothers you.. TOUGH.
obviously, you are one of the liberal scum who believe americans and america shouldn't be benefiting from all the inventions they brought to mankind in the last century.
my guess is - you are not even an american.
Don't try to make sense to someone who's brain is loaded with donkey crap.
There is a reason the DemocRATic Party mascott is a donkey.
In the case of the azz you replied to, it is obviously a union type that has no skills of its own.
As for your other comment, it would be nice, but the facts are that due in a large part to the business hostile environment in the US, it is very difficult to compete with facilities that can operate in a business friendly environment.
The feeble brain of a donket-crat can't comprehend something this simple, but I'm sure more "brown knowledge" will be spewed shortly.
Here is an example for you.
A friend of my dad's planned a remodel of his California restaurant to coincide with major street repairs, because the access issues would slow things down. He showed up at the building department with his approved plans but was asked to produce his Environmental Impact Report because his plans included a larger, more efficient cooktop and oven... The EIR would only cost 10 to 15 THOUSAND$ and take 6 weeks...
Apparently he told them to roll up what they had and shove it somewhere where the light doesn't shine, except during a colonoscopy.
He left the state and is doing quite well in a less idiotically mandated environment.
Larger scale business are confronted with similar issues and outcomes very day. The head of Intel said he would be glad to build a chip plant in the US, but guess what. Due primarily to the FREEKIN RED TAPE it would cost him an extra BILLION to do it.
Sadly, this sorry state affairs is brought to you by the idiot voters like the one you replied to.
fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#15 Oct 5, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
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Don't try to make sense to someone who's brain is loaded with donkey crap.
There is a reason the DemocRATic Party mascott is a donkey.
In the case of the azz you replied to, it is obviously a union type that has no skills of its own.
As for your other comment, it would be nice, but the facts are that due in a large part to the business hostile environment in the US, it is very difficult to compete with facilities that can operate in a business friendly environment.
..blah, blah, fart, belch, blather.....
Did your mommy drop you on your head in your youth, child?

What would be "nice" is if you and the pig you replied to were sealed in a 50-gallon drum and sent out with the Japanese current.
Hmmm

Sun City, AZ

#17 Oct 6, 2013
fingiswold wrote:
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Did your mommy drop you on your head in your youth, child?
What would be "nice" is if you and the pig you replied to were sealed in a 50-gallon drum and sent out with the Japanese current.
It must really suck to be you.
You actually think you are intelligent?
I doubt it.
I happen to be rated in the top 3% for intelligence, knuckle dragger.
When there are no valid arguments, resort to insults.
What a shining example of liberal turd you are!
When it all comes down, and it will, it will fall on you.
What are you going to do when your welfare check buys a stick of gum?
Hopefully, you take a couple of rounds to the gut before you expire and suddenly the world is a better place.
The only thing getting shoved in a can will be your dead corpse.
You won't be missed.
Hmmm

Sun City, AZ

#18 Oct 6, 2013
Asian Guy wrote:
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I wouldn't be so nice. if it were me, and I saw you on the street.. I would save the usa money and just put a bullet in your head.
I'm not sure that a bullet to the head would help.
It is filled with donkley crap.
I would ordinarily recommend aim to center of mass, but in the case of this thing, there is no apparent heart either.
In an extreme case of liberal infection like this, you would have to go zombie apocalypse on it.
I'm thinking 12 gauge buck pumping action would be effective, but for the already brain dead like this jerk, go for the extended magazine.
fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#19 Oct 6, 2013
Asian Guy wrote:
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I wouldn't be so nice. if it were me, and I saw you on the street.. I would save the usa money and just put a bullet in your head.
No, a tough guy with a gun would do that. A prancing slant-eyed ballerina like you would wet herself and run away screaming in a high-pitched voice.

LOL
fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#20 Oct 6, 2013
HummmJobsforBoys wrote:
I'm not sure that a bullet to the head would help me with my cranial difficulties. You see, it is filled with donkey crap.
I would ordinarily recommend you aim to center of mass, but in my case, there is no apparent heart either.
In an extreme case of extreme venereal infection like mine, you would have to go zombie apocalypse on it.
I'm thinking 12 gauge buck pumping action would be effective, but for the already brain dead jerk like me, you should go for the extended magazine.
Or maybe just explosives?
Huh

Faribault, MN

#21 Oct 6, 2013
When the GOP created NAFTA and all the free trade BS they started the USA destruction./
fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#22 Oct 6, 2013
HummmJobsforBoys wrote:
I must really want to suck you.
You actually think I'm intelligent enough to reply to?
I'm going to make you doubt it.
I happen to be rated in the top 3% of knuckle draggers.
When I have no valid arguments, which is always, I resort to insults.
What a shining turd I am!
When it all comes down, and it will, it will fall on me. Whatever that means.
What am I going to do when my welfare check buys a stick of gum instead of a gun?
Hopefully, I'll take couple of lads to the ass before I expire from excessive homosexual indulgence, and suddenly the world is a better place.
The only thing getting shoved in my ass will be about fifty guys' prongs. You know I've been missing it.
Waaaay TMI, freak. Share with someone else.

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