Sunday, October 12, 2014

Two Interesting Statistics

1) There are more pigs in China than in the next 43 pork producing nations combined.
2) An investigation by the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services found more than one million counterfeit Chinese parts in the Department of Defense supply chain.
For the first one, no wonder the largest pork producing company in USA, Smithfield Foods, is looking to China for growth.  Evidently, there are a lot of pigs being consumed there every day. For the Chinese parts, we are not only using their counterfeit parts unintentionally but also using their genuine parts intentionally.  For example, Pentagon waives sanction rules on Chinese magnets on our Radar System, landing gear and other hardware for F-35 fighter. Or otherwise, the colossal program can not be kept on track. 
Btw, these days, we use Russian rockets to put up our satellites too.  With all these NATO sanctions, I just wonder why Russian still let us using theirs - not in our military purposes though. 
In short, we all become desk persons.  This, I believe, is the direct results of our brilliant MBAs from our elite colleges - outsourcing (remember this fancy term?).  They and US Companies make millions overnight without doing much but, as consequence, leave all American folk in the dust. 
Our President is still in his campaign's mood - running around the world, saying a lot, but not much can be delivered.
Not like President Nixon said "Speak softly, but also carry a big stick"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, Theodore Roosevelt said, "speak softly and carry a big stick". Nixon said, "I am not a crook". Then resigned shortly thereafter due to being a crook.

Noel said...

Sorry for the wrong quote.

But, I still think Nixon was a great President even though he resigned. I think he was a great strategist, domestically and global-wise. Domestically, his southern strategy. Global-wise, he divided two communist giants, Russia and China,quite successfully.