Andrew Klaven Where money comes from. Via Instapundant and PJTV
BEIJING (AP) — GE Healthcare, a maker of diagnostic imaging equipment, said Monday it is moving its X-ray global headquarters from the United States to Beijing as it seeks to tap China and other emerging markets.
The General Electric Co. unit is the first business of the industrial and financial giant to relocate to China.
Anne LeGrand, vice president and general manager of GE Healthcare Global X-Ray, told a news conference that the decision to move from Waukesha, Wisconsin, was made two years ago and will be completed by early fall.
President Obama continued to exhibit a pleading weakness in his prime-time speech Monday night, so it’s no wonder Monday was the same day that his "jobs czar," General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, chose to announce the company will be moving the headquarters of its
health-care X-Ray division to China. You want compromise, Mr. President? In your face, sir, with all due respect.
Well that’s just perfect. Is this Obama’s jobs plan? Obama’s job Czar is sure creating jobs…in China.. I’d laugh but it’s not really funny.
Seems like a fella just can’t trust another fella in this place called Afghanistan.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – The mayor of Kandahar was assassinated on Wednesday by a suicide bomber who hid explosives in his turban — the third top-ranking official to be slain this month, Afghan officials said.
You know I’ve never really been a NASCAR fan. Watching cars run circles for hours just never did anything for me but this prayer is pretty entertaining.
Hat tip to Hot Air
Jeffrey Goldberg has some good advice for military and military contractors traveling in foreign lands.
…It became instantly obvious that this flight was going to carry a large number of Afghanistan-based American contractors and active-duty military personnel back home. It wasn’t that the soldiers were in uniform — American soldiers don’t travel in uniform on international flights, for security reasons — but they may as well have been. One small example: I was sitting, at one point, next to an American man of obvious military bearing, a real barrel-chested freedom fighter sort, who wore a polo shirt inscribed with the words, "Army Aviation Association." He was also carrying a camouflage tactical rucksack with his last name stitched on the back. He seemed like a senior-enough guy to have a Google profile, so I typed into my iPhone his last name, plus Afghanistan, plus "army aviation" and came up with his exact identity in 20 seconds. He is one of the key leaders of the military’s drone programs in Afghanistan. Now if I weren’t a patriot, but instead an anti-American jihadist, I might have seen this as an opportunity to do some damage…
…I counted, in the crowd waiting to board the flight, five different guys wearing "Dyncorp" hats or shirts; Dyncorp is one of the biggest military contractors. I saw others wearing shirts labeled "General Dynamics" and "Iomax" and still others were wearing "Bagram Air Base" t-shirts, and almost all of these men — dozens and dozens of them — were wearing khaki tactical pants, Caterpillar boots, the whole non-uniform uniform…
I’ve seen this quite often. I don’t know who started the whole 511 fashion statement but it’s not very low key. While it’s nearly impossible to not look American it is possible to not look like “Joe” on leave or the Mil Contractor. Many guys I know go the opposite route and just look like bums. I’m not sure that’s much better but probably safer.
(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) said that every state governed by a Republican is attempting to prevent the poor, minorities, seniors and students from voting by requiring individuals to present photo identification at the polls.
So, by requiring states to insure that legal voters are the only ones voting is an attempt to prevent the poor, minorities, seniors and students from voting? Its arguments like this many Americans accept that are helping us along the path to ruin.
The fact is the Democrat party has been and continues to be the party of the lawless.
This seems like a much smarter tactic that we’ve been using. I would probably go much further but then that’s just me.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is suspending and, in some cases, canceling hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to the Pakistani military, in a move to chasten Pakistan for expelling American military trainers and to press its army to fight militants more effectively…
…But many of the recent aid curtailments are clearly intended to force the Pakistani military to make a difficult choice between backing the country that finances much of its operations and equipment, or continuing to provide secret support for the Taliban and other militants fighting American soldiers in Afghanistan.
“We have to continue to emphasize with the Pakistanis that in the end it’s in their interest to be able to go after these targets as well,” Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told reporters on Friday en route to Afghanistan…
…Comments last week by Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also reflected a potentially more confrontational approach to Pakistan. Admiral Mullen, who is retiring in two months, became the first American official to publicly accuse Pakistan of ordering the kidnapping, torture and death of the journalist, Saleem Shahzad, whose mutilated body was found in early June…