chinese handmakers ZTE and huawei are on the ropes. american suppliers have been banned from selling parts to ZTE for its alleged violation of usa sanctions against iran. with this announcement on monday 8 different companies watched their stock prices fall from beween 14% and almost 40%. all american companies. huawei, which reported 93B in revenue in 2017, was singled out by congress under the obama registration as its devices and telecommunication equipment having the potential for spying. these days the handset maker is being shunned by verizon and at&t. and there is a bill before congress to stop government agencies and contractors from buying huawei products. the unintended consequences could find ZTE sourcing their material from non american suppliers. huawei might retrench in the united states. but according to cnbc, huawei’s telco equipment is much loved by contractors in rural america. who feel the usa’s government should focus more on developing ways to test devices as opposed to bullying companies out of the US market.
barbara bush, first lady for the 1 term george h.w. bush administration and first mom for george w. bush’s 2 terms has died, age 92.
a blast from the not so distant past. https://youtu.be/tWPAingfmmk
and according to this seattle newspaper the number is 40% in seattle. however in 1990 that number was 11%. why can’t microsofties recruit from community colleges to find tech support? why bus in loads more foreigners who hate blacks and hispanics and use skin lighteners to look more white? we at a blog about whatever ask why? don’t FakeBook and the google-facebook duopoly have the balls to set up apprenticeship programs by partnering with community college like the germans? given that steve jobs, mark zuckerberg, jack dorsey and bill gates never finished school and zuckeberg planned to major in psychology there really is no logic behind silicon valley being controlled by the 3rd world–by people from corrupt, authoritarian countries with poor governance who treat women like dirt. like no wonder privacy and ethics are after thoughts at facebook.
trump’s trying to recreate the herbert hoover administration by pushing through misguided taxes on imports these smoot hawley-esque taxes will dramatically increase prices in the usa. yes. trumps import taxes. the importers will push their costs off on the consumers–the american people. the taxes will only ding the chinese economy as it is more diversified than that of the usa’s so is germany’s. as opposed to viewing africa as a shithole continent during the last 15 or so years china has increased trade with these shithole nations from 10B USD to 200B USD. for those bernie sanders supporting suckers who say free trade is not free. lets force them to take macro and microeconomics to explain that the word free has multiple definitions beyond definition 1 in the oxford english dictionary. but we digress.
theses days in america if you wax poetic about the time you could bum a cigarette from a stranger at a party and end up forming a lasting friendship or stumble across a new business partner, one is treated like a cromag. now that the coffee police are on the march–and have convinced a judge to force coffee to carry a cancer warning in california, the western world is about to witness the end of civil society. friends will no longer meet for coffee or grab a cup of joe on the way to work. industries in the developing world will go into reverse. –despite widely published pieces in scientific journals connecting coffee consumption with low rates of diseases such as alzheimer and dementia.
like stalin–a towering dictator from the 20th century, john bolton (who bush II appointed as a temporary appointee to the UN–who was never approved by congress.) both have an insane moustaches. both are paranoid and well nuts. john bolton along with the nut who publishes the weekly world standard, and dick cheney (former usa VP) are the architects of the iraq and afghanistan wars which not only destabilized the near east but has also destabilized europe. which territory is next now that john bolton has replaced mcmaster as trump’s national security adviser.
61 years after the treaty of rome which marked the beginning of what is now the european union, 44 african countries have created a tariff-free zone. non signers include eritea and nigeria. in all 12 out of the 55 members of the african union have not signed on to the deal. yet.