Globalization Update – China Becomes Big Spender While Uncle Sam Becomes Broko De Joko

February 21, 2023 Category :Generals Off

How did such a reversal of fortunes happen? How else? Wise calculation in Beijing and abundant stupidity in Washington.

Let’s explore the disparate behavior and its impoverished implications.

First, let’s deal with the anti-globalization plaint. Since the globe is a finite bauble, globalization is inevitable. The only respectable question is, how will it happen – under freedom or totalitarianism? So let’s put down the placards and look reality in the multinational face.

As globalization proceeds apace, our favorite totalitarian trading partner has become the generous visiting billionaire in one underdeveloped nation after another. Meanwhile, our own Uncle Sam can’t afford to participate, at least, at the level he should.

Why? The ill-advised fellow has squandered his wealth so much that he has become Senor Broko De Joko. In fact, the formerly wealthy gentleman is now so down and out he can’t even afford to keep up his own homeland.

How has Uncle Sam been brought to this comparatively helpless state?

The explanation is so usual it’s all the more infuriating. He has squandered the national treasury on shaky military investments.

Meanwhile, in the midst of his financial debacle, the future of the globe is being decided.

Is there a merciful way to account for his predicament? Let’s err on the side of insight, generously stated.

Uncle Sam still hasn’t developed the vision to look past the military exigencies of the Cold War and see the economic imperatives of the emerging financially dominated world order.

When will Sammy get the email? He has got to stop playing the military card – a hand he can’t win, because he’s just not ruthless enough – and start playing the economic one, which he has a proven talent for.

America’s ideas of freedom and democracy – not to mention humane values like fellow-feeling and mercy – prevent us, for example, from wreaking so much damage on the sectarians in Iraq that every faction quickly throws up its arms and shouts uncle. Nor can we contemplate dropping a few nukes on the areas in northern Pakistan where we know Osama Bin Lunatic and his fellow abominations are hiding out, although just the threat of such an unwise preemption might make the tribal leaders in the area cough up the malefactors like chunks off a shish-kabob they inadvertently inhaled.

But we do have a genius for economic development. Maybe our ancestors learned it in the rough and tumble of early America, when everybody had to scramble for a dime. However we’ve developed it, it’s our strong suit – and we should lead with it.

And talk about a happy developmental inevitability. Most of the globe’s nations – literally, hundreds of the poor things – are still in dire need of economic success. Let’s do the obvious and see that regrettable reality as opportunity – an opportunity to win over the hearts and minds of most of the globe’s nations – the way military force never can.

Imagine, my fellow colonists. Just by redirecting the uses of our national treasury, we can facilitate global development enough to assure that freedom and democracy get a fair shot.

More encouraging news. The benefits of our relatively born-free-live-free governance has a built-in advantage over China or any other nation that hopes to help global development along under the aegis of its treasured totalitarianism.

But the very thought of empire? Can a free and feisty people ever come to terms with it, let alone accommodate it comfortably?

Depends on how you define it. The world has only known empire under military dominion, not economic benefactions – although the Roman Empire did, at least, have the wisdom to allow its conquered subservient nations varying degrees of privilege. But there has never been a nation with the resources, wisdom, and generosity to cultivate an economic empire under voluntary participation.

To achieve this rather revolutionary world disorder, all Uncle Sam needs to do is commit his resources to international economic development and well-being – not as an idealistic giveaway, which would never be endorsed by the bottom-line thinkers under whose skeptical gaze economic policy must pass, but as enlightened self-interest, which by definition includes a fair quotient of mutual interest.

Such a wise allocation of our largesse can transform a world of nations while it returns a reasonable profit for the US and its maligned corporations, which, by the way, most of Uncle Sam’s children work for. Then we can reinvest the well-earned capital in our own debilitated nation and in other nations.

Yes, gringos, America can start to create the world’s first prosperous economic empire – made up of hundreds of healthier and happier nations who actually know their best interest lies in liking us – while nations that choose not to get along with us, for example, Iran, can be left to sit on the sidelines peacefully, until the populace expresses the benefits of getting in on the good life and the leaders are persuaded to tip their turbans our way.

Now, should you be concerned about America pulling off such a triumphant achievement, ask yourself what other nation that is capable of overseeing globalization you would rather have in charge. A global imperium by any other nation we can think of becomes even scarier.

After all, America is the first country in history that might be able to conquer the world but wouldn’t even consider the possibility – first, because conquest for subjugation goes against our own foundational principles and also because, somewhere in our business-savvy outlook, we probably know we can’t afford the upkeep.

To allow America and the developing world to lose the opportunity to enjoy such a distinguished and prosperous future, bad television and all, while ceding global governance to stolid totalitarianism, is a misdirection of this nation’s resources to such an egregious extent that it seems downright unpatriotic.

Why, as we contemplate this inviting new horizon, Uncle Sam is misspending his national treasury to such a degree he can’t even afford development and well-being in the strapped USA. Witness our decaying infrastructure, slashes in Medicare, and our crumbling schools.

Meanwhile, the poor, hardworking slobs who make up most of the population of this country long ago earned a prosperous and happy nation of their own. In fact, healthy, wealthy, and enjoyable lives for our own citizens ought to be our first developmental goal.

Naturally, amid all of this dogooding, we’d remain buddy-buddy with our current allies and do as much together with them as we reasonably can.

And now that we’ve thought our way through to such wonders of underachievement and possibility, what can we do? Not much, if anything, except carry the truth lightly, so we can at least have a chance to be healthy and happy individually.

A Couple’s Guide to Wedding Expenses – Who Pays For What?

January 20, 2023 Category :Automobiles & Motorcycles| Electronics and Electrical Off

As traditional wedding customs change and become more modern, the customs pertaining to who finances the wedding has changed over time as well. It is no longer mandatory that the couple’s parents must pay for certain aspects of the wedding. In fact, many couples are paying for their own wedding, or holding non-traditional weddings such as destination weddings. However, here are the traditional rules for paying for a wedding can be broken down as such:

The Bride

The bride usually pays for a luncheon, party or bridal tea for her bridesmaids and also purchases gifts for her Maid of Honor and her bridesmaids. The bride also pays for the groom’s ring and a gift for her future husband. She also is generally expected to pay for lodging for any out of town wedding party attendants.

The Groom

The groom normally purchases the engagement ring, his future bride’s wedding ring, and a wedding gift for her. Additionally, the groom normally pays for any fees for the marriage license or other legal documents needed, and the clergy or officiant fee. Like the bride, the groom is generally expected to pay for lodging for any out of town wedding party attendants. Additionally, it is customary for the groom (or the groom’s parents) to pay for the honeymoon.

The Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids

The Maid of Honor and the bridesmaids, generally pay for the bridal shower, the bachelorette party, their gowns and their accessories.

The Best Man and Groomsmen

The Best Man and the groomsmen normally pay for the bachelor party and for their formal wear and accessories.

The Parents of the Groom

The parents of the groom normally pay for the rehearsal dinner and the after wedding brunch. They also may provide corsages for mothers and grandmothers, boutonnieres for the groom’s attendants, and the bride’s bouquet and corsage. Additionally, they normally provide a generous wedding gift to the couple.

The Parents of the Bride

The parents of the bride traditionally pay for everything else: everything needed for the ceremony and reception, including decorations, invitations, photography and the photographs, videographer, transportation, music, flowers, favors, hotel accommodations, the reception facility, food, bar costs, and anything else. They also buy their daughter her wedding dress, pay the gratuities and they normally give a generous gift to the couple. Any other wedding expenses not listed here, the parents of the bride also normally pay for.

However, these are merely general, traditional guidelines. Your own personal finances and budget should dictate what type of wedding you should have. Who pays for these expenses should be decided between both families and discussed with the engaged couple before wedding planning commences. Knowing who is paying for what expenses and what your overall budget is, will help relieve much stress during your wedding planning. Remember, these are only general rules and many of today’s modern couples absorb many of these expenses.

Secret of Prosperity – 7 Relevant Steps to the Prosperity Secret

January 14, 2023 Category :Business Services| Technology Off

Are you looking for a simple secret of prosperity that will solve all your problems and allow you to accept Wealth and Riches into your life? The Secret of Prosperity is in Dynamic Comprehension of the Law of Attraction and Rules of the Universe.

Secret of Prosperity Relevant Step #1:

Whatever you say comes back to you ten fold. What you breath out of your mouth will most definitely come back to haunt you. Speak good words that sooth, uplift, and encourage others, for without those the universe becomes dank and undesirable.

The Secret of Prosperity is to Speak Good All the Days of Your Life.

Secret of Prosperity Relevant Step #2:

Whatever you give away will be returned to you many times. Be generous with what you have and give from a source of abundance, understanding the value of giving of yourself freely, because what you give away will be returned to you.

The Secret of Prosperity is to GIVE Generously to Others.

Secret of Prosperity Relevant Step #3:

Be grateful for all that you have. Whenever you receive something, be grateful, appreciate the people who give of themselves for your benefit. A spirit of gratefulness is essential to accepting your own prosperity and abundance.

The Secret of Prosperity is to appreciate all that you receive.

Secret of Prosperity Relevant Step #4:

Learn the value of forgiveness in your life. Whether you need to forgive others or yourself, you need to understand the value of forgiving. The purpose of forgiveness seldom touches others so much as it frees you to love and be loved.

The Secret of Prosperity is to forgive yourself and others.

Secret of Prosperity Relevant Step #5:

Remove negativity from your life. When you remove complaints and negatives from your life, you open up the world of love and positive balance into your life. You can’t accept the gift of love if your pantries are full of hatred. Simple remove the negatives from your life to make room for the positives.

The Secret of Prosperity is to Make Space for Love in Your Life.

Secret of Prosperity Relevant Step #6:

Enthusiasm breeds energy and enthusiasm. When you behave in a manner that draws enthusiastic people to your life, more enthusiasm and energy comes to you. Share your enthusiastic energy with the world and it will come flooding back to you.

The Secret of Prosperity is to emanate energy and enthusiasm for life.

Secret of Prosperity Relevant Step # 7:

Write it down and repeat it frequently. Your goals and desires should be written down, but so should your achievements. Accept credit for what you’ve accomplished and achieved. You’ve earned the right to be proud of who you are and what you do.

Five Promotional Conference Bags For The Budget Conscious

December 3, 2022 Category :Mental Health| Telemarketing Off

Promotional conference bags are a necessary expense for most conference and exhibition events. If you’re operating on a tight budget, your choices may be limited by price, but there are still a number of excellent options that will deliver your message. Here are five stylish, low cost options for promotional conference bags when your budget is tight.

Portland Conference Bags – The Budget Choice

Among the lowest price ranges of promotional printed conference bags, the Portland bag is a stylish choice made of nylon. This highly popular conference bag features a generous print area that takes color well, and a reinforced handle to give the bag years of service. Reinforced seams and envelope styling make this bag a popular alternative to canvas tote sacks that cost about the same or even more.

Deal Conference Bags – Style at a Low Price

An outstanding value in a number of color choices, the Deal range of conference bags is made of polyester and features a zippered closure and mesh business card holder on the rear. It’s available in a number of color choices, including black with red, blue or yellow accents so that you can color coordinate your conference bags with your choice of print color for the logo. Reinforced handle tabs and seam stitching ass to the durability of this conference bag in the under £2 price range.

Fair Conference Bags – Sleek Style and Low Cost

The Fair range of promotional conference bags features sleek styling with contrast colors at the top and handle of the bag. These document style polyester conference bags feature a zippered outside pocket in addition to the roomy interior and are the perfect size to double as a laptop carry case. The cost is extremely reasonable – just inside the £2 per item range when you order in conference quantity.

Economy Conference Bags – The Ultimate Budget Buster

The Economy range of promotional conference bags features boxy styling, a generous print area on the front flap and an adjustable shoulder strap. It’s a very low cost option that features great style and high function. Available in black or blue, colors that show of nearly any business logo to their best advantage.

Diablo Conference Bags – Colorful Low Cost Styling

The Diablo conference bag is one of the most popular and versatile low cost options of all conference bags. Quality crafted in 70D polyester, the Diablo features multiple pockets, a printable envelope flap and Velcro closures. It includes both a reinforced carrying handle and an adjustable, detachable shoulder strap. The Diablo is especially popular because it is available in a wide assortment of bright colors and color combinations including black with red, royal blue, green, yellow and orange, as well as black, grey, navy, green, red and white. The numerous colors available make it easy to choose conference bags that fit your conference, match your school colors or simply suit your chosen color scheme. At just over £2, it fits into the economy range of promotional conference bags.