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Half of Mexicans have unfavorable image of Americans - 01/13/13

The Pew Research Global Attitudes Project shows that Mexicans - the largest immigrant group to the U.S. - don't like Americans all that much.

Pete Hoekstra's Chinese "Now" ad (Debbie Spendit Now, Super Bowl, racism, stupidity, corruption) - 02/06/12

The video below (cached) is a controversial new ad from former Rep. Pete Hoekstra that ran during the Super Bowl. In it he calls his opponent for Senate from Michigan Debbie Stabenow "Debbie Spendit Now" and refers people to the site

Former Microsoft COO Herbold praises China, Five Year Plans in Wall Street Journal - 07/10/11

Former Microsoft COO Robert Herbold, writing in the Wall Street Journal offers "China vs. America: Which Is the Developing Country? /From new roads to wise leadership, sound financials and five-year plans, Beijing has the winning approach" (link). If you aren't laughing/crying already, consider this:

NFAP misleads on skilled immigration (Stuart Anderson, Frank Sharry, National Foundation for American Policy) - 05/25/11

Stuart Anderson of the National Foundation for American Policy offers "The Impact of the Children of Immigrants on Scientific Achievements in America" [1], which comes to a highly misleading conclusion based on a very small sample. It's also promoted by Frank Sharry's AmericasVoice [2].

513 future illegal aliens were packed in two trucks, thanks to illegal immigration supporters - 05/19/11

The Mexican government recently rescued 513 people who were packed into two tractor-trailers bound for the U.S. where they hoped to cross illegally (link) [1]. Think about that for a second: there was probably more room on most slave ships.

Chinese "birthing tourism" houses shut down (temporarily; Los Angeles Times; birthright citizenship) - 03/26/11

Back in 2002, the Los Angeles Times reported on "birth tourism" by Koreans: citizens of Korea temporarily visiting the U.S. in order to give birth and abusing our laws which have been interpreted to grant birthright citizenship. Now, they have a report on unlicensed "birthing centers" for Chinese nationals that were recently shut down in San Gabriel (east of Pasadena). Per them ("'Birthing tourism' center in San Gabriel shut down" by Ching-Ching Ni, link): Southern California has become a hub of so-called birthing tourism. Operators of such centers tend to try to blend in, attracting as...

China to overtake U.S. in manufacturing output in 2011 - 06/23/10

From this: The US remained the world’s biggest manufacturing nation by output last year, but is poised to relinquish this slot in 2011 to China - thus ending a 110-year run as the number one country in factory production. ...Last year, the US created 19.9 per cent of world manufacturing output, compared with 18.6 per cent for China, with the US staying ahead despite a steep fall in factory production due to the global recession. If you don't like that situation, take action. The steps outlined on the page about reducing illegal immigration can be applied to free trade as well, and some of...

Obama administration apologizes about Arizona immigration law... to China (Jon Huntsman, Michael Posner) - 05/16/10

It's rare that I link to or agree with Powerline blog, but there you go: link. A couple of days ago, Michael Posner of the State Department was asked the following question at a press conference about human rights talks that State is holding with China: QUESTION: Did the recently passed Arizona immigration law come up? And, if so, did they bring it up or did you bring it up? ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or...

Gallup: Americans more favorable on Egypt than Mexico; 62% of young favorable on China; more - 02/19/10

Gallup asked Americans whether their "overall opinion" of various countries was favorable or not, and the results are here. First, it needs to be pointed out that asking for someone's opinion of a whole country should be meaningless: is the opinion about their current leadership, what they'd be like if the leadership changed, or what?

China now exporting their citizens; some countries object - 12/21/09

From this: China, famous for its export of cheap goods, is increasingly known for shipping out cheap labor. These global migrants often work in factories or on Chinese-run construction and engineering projects, though the range of jobs is astonishing: from planting flowers in the Netherlands to doing secretarial tasks in Singapore to herding cows in Mongolia - even delivering newspapers in the Middle East. But a backlash against them has grown. Across Asia and Africa, episodes of protest and violence against Chinese workers have flared. Vietnam and India are among the nations that have moved...

Charles Freeman on board of Chinese government oil company - 02/27/09

Barack Obama has selected Charles Freeman (aka "Chas Freeman") to head the National Intelligence Council ("NIC"). Since 2004, Freeman has served on the board of the China National Offshore Oil Corporation ("CNOOC"). That company is 75% owned by the Chinese government, and in 2005 they tried to buy Unocal with an $18.5 billion all-cash offer.

Rep. Dan Burton warns of hyperinflation due to stimulus bill - 02/15/09

Not being an economist I can't evaluate the attached video for accuracy, but Rep. Dan Burton presents a troubling scenario under which all the money being pumped into the economy will lead to too much money chasing too few goods, i.e, hyperinflation. He also discusses how the Chinese are getting worried about putting all their money into dollars due to our profligate spending, but they're forced to do so because there's no alternative.

World Economic Forum (Davos) pushing global governance, global TV, Law of Sea Treaty - 01/27/09

The World Economic Forum will be meeting in Davos starting on the 28th, and see this for all the details on one of their key documents as well as the media sources that haven't disclosed the fact that they're sponsors as well as much, much more. Here's a snippet: "The Global Agenda 2009" report says that "sovereign states do not adequately address problems reaching across borders" and that "international taxation" may be needed to generate the "additional resources" for "global governance... ...As current global governance problems come from market failures, sovereign failures and...

Judy Bachrach/Vanity Fair smears Lou Dobbs - 08/08/08

Freelance writer and Vanity Fair contributor Judy Bachrach offers a smear of Lou Dobbs in "Lou Doubts" ( It's yet another example of the illegal activity-supporting establishment trying to reduce his influence in order to profit from illegal activity in one way or another.

Chicago: Mexican Consul General steps down - 02/17/07

WLS/[[February 14, 2007]]/ link After seven years at his post, Chicago's longest-serving Mexican consul general is moving on. "Chicago as an important global city," said Carlos Sada, Consul General of Mexico in Chicago. "most open and flexible. Therefore, embracing immigrants." "Open and flexible" is apparently a synonym for "endemically corrupt".