Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mish Mash

This is the last post this week until Saturday. Today is mish mash of several articles I've received of the last few weeks.

First up is how to stop a prison break:;_ylt=AmjDw1kf6LlVwBg8BkuzTEqs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTN2dDEzMHNkBG1pdANPZGQgRnJvbnQgUGFnZQRwa2cDNjhhZTg1OTctMDc5ZS0zZTQ5LWJiMzMtOTk0NWYzMWQyNWJmBHBvcwMyBHNlYwNNZWRpYVNlY3Rpb25MaXN0BHZlcgMzZTJhZTQyMC01OWIwLTExZTEtYmRiZi03YzZjMmI0NWEwNmI-;_ylg=X3oDMTFvdnRqYzJoBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25zBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3

We all know that the United States is owned by China, right? We hear that over and over again from the media and sometimes our friends. But is the U.S. really owned by China?

Now let's clean this up a little:

Comment Away.


Pat said...

Let's hear it for those canine crime fighters!

Very interesting about our dependence (or lack of) on China. Particularly surprising to me is when he says that our manufacturing output is near an all-time high. But that seems to include things that are actually made overseas for American companies, in China and other cheap labor places, so it isn't as impressive as it sounds. Other things are surprising as well. I would have thought China owned more than 7.6% of our debt.

Hotel bathtubs? I can't remember the last time I used a hotel bathtub, if in fact I ever did. But clearly I've stayed in the wrong hotels. Given the chance, I'd take a soak in several of these tubs!

Lady DR said...

Hmmm, maybe I won't be so persnickity about Spook's barking (fat chance). Good for the jobs done by man's best friend.

As to the second article... I'm not sure I agree with all he had to say. Can't argue the latter points, but the "made in America" issue I do disagree with, having tried for the last few years to buy such. Even in the high end department stores, the coats and other clothing items I find are 90% made in China. If not in China, then in Ecuador or India or the Phillipines or another foreign country. I'll bet, if I went through my closet, I'd find darned little made in America clothing, despite my best efforts. Scamp no longer gets rawhides, because they're all made in China, albeit distributed by American companies, whether you look at Walmart, Tractor Supply, Walgreens or pet stores. So, we may not be owned by China, but we've become, IMHO, too dependent on other countries to supply many of our basic needs (clothing, not the dog chews, in this instance)

Like Pat, I don't do baths, but these are certainly tempting. Now, tell me any of them are hot tubs and you have my attention.

William J. said...

Hi Pat

The canine crime fighters are sometimes better than the human ones.

I had a different impression about what we owed China than the article stated. I remember there was a time when Japan owned the US according to a lot of sources. Interesting point about things being made for Americans but being made overseas. I also would have thought the % of Chine debt was higher.

I never use hotel bathtubs either. But I'd use one or two of these!


William J. said...


If timed right a dog's barking can be very beneficial.

I also have a hard time finding things made in America, however, the source he mentions in his article is prrety good. Of course her we have a store called Made In Oregon where over hald of the stuff is made in China.

OK I am now on a mission to find the best hot tubs in the world.