Regarding the USMCA

| January 19, 2020 | 33 Comments

Chuckie Schumer refused to sign the USMCA act because it doesn’t address climate change. Has he seen any of the nasty polluted areas in China lately? Even Pelosi pecked away at it to make it more palatable to Democrat votes, since it’s a trade and labor-oriented bill, with no relation to climate.

https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/16/chuck-schumer-usmca-climate/

“Despite the fact that it includes very good labor provisions, I am voting against USMCA because it does not address climate change, the greatest threat facing the planet,” the New York senator said in a press statement addressing his vote. ” … the USMCA falls far too short.”

It passed, despite Chuckie’s objections to it.  Of course, we all know that the planet would be far less threatened by any climate-related issues if he and Pelosi and Bernie the Bum would just get their mouths sewn shut.  Any idea how much snow has been dumped on the East Coast?

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  1. Slow Joe says:

    Check this quote from Iran in 1969:

    -At the end of December 1969 Asadollah Alam, the Shah’s court minister, was held up by a traffi c accident as he drove in the early morning (‘in my sleek Chrysler Imperial’) through Farahabad, on the eastern side of the city:

    “I waited, and meanwhile I got a glimpse of the life that goes on in that squalid district of Tehran. The street running off from the highway was fi lthy, not an ounce of asphalt since there’s no risk of an inspection by HIM (His Imperial Majesty – i.e. the Shah). It was still early, the traffi c police had not come on duty, but a single policeman strutted around, dragging on his cigarette, puffed up like the monarch of all he surveyed. A few men, women wearing the veil, on their way home from the communal bath house . . .  a gaggle of children, the girls all veiled. The upper classes would never be up so early in the morning, nor would the girls wear veils. They converged haggling on a merchant selling hot beetroot. Pariah dogs and a few unwashed babies pawing over a heap of rubbish at the street corner . . .  shaven- headed servicemen wearing badly cut trousers, ill- fi tting boots, strolling along clearly enjoying their Friday morning off. It was both droll and desperately depressing; a scene from a top- heavy society. The Shah struggles day and night, confi dent that within a decade we shall have surpassed much of the developed world; change can never come quickly enough for him. Yet no manner of wishful thinking can alter life in these streets.” 10

    • ninja says:

      *Sigh*

      Slow Joe:

      Uh, I must be slow ninja cuz I don’t understand what your comment has anything to do with Ex-PH2’s article.

      Can you please explain?

      🤔

      • Slow Joe says:

        I had to research the Iranian Revolution for school. It seems the Shah was trying the forcibly modernize Iran, passing laws prohibiting headscarves, etc, trying to westernize the country and the Islamic revolution was a backlash against those reforms.

        The people didn’t want western culture and values, voting to make Iran an Islamic Republic after the Shah chickened out and fled.

        So, modernization brought Japan from a medieval technological and socio-economical system to full industrialization in a few decades, yet the same process failed in Qin China and Pahlavi Iran.

        Why?

        Is there something special in Japanese culture that allows for the rational understanding of the need for industrialization?

        • Cameron Kingsley says:

          You can thank Emperor Meiji for that. It’s Wikipedia, but it will give you a general idea. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Meiji

        • Ret_25X says:

          Yes, there is something special in Islamic culture that prevents modernization and scientific inquiry.

          Can you guess what it is?

          • Slow Joe says:

            I would say religion, but that’s the problem. It seems religion wasn’t the problem before modern times.

            During the Islamic golden age under the Abbasid Caliphate there were many innovations and discoveries made by Muslims like the astrolabe, Damascus steel, the paper mill, the windmill, algebra, algorithm, and a bunch of other things.

            So what the hell happened?

            Are you suggesting that the nature of Islam as religion changed, becoming anti everything that is good in this world?

            Let me research that…

            I don’t see much theological differences between modern islam and abbasid islam, but let me dig in first and not reach conclusions before researching.

            • ArmyATC says:

              One correction. Muslims didn’t invent Damascus steel. It’s actually Wootz (also called ukku, Hindvi steel, Hinduwani steel, Teling steel and seric iron) steel developed in Southern India and imported to sword makers in the Damascus region of Syria. It’s a lost art and what’s referred to as “Damascus steel” today is simply pattern welded steel.

              • 11B-Mailclerk says:

                Correct. There is a modern “crucible steel” that appears to be very similar.

                I hav made pattern-weld/“Damascus” knives. Heat and beat two or more steel alloys (for example, one with high chromium content), fold/etc, and preferably etch when near finished. My early efforts were 5160 and 1084 steels. Note that I do not recommend this mix, as the critical temperatures are far enough apart to cause potential problems. I got seriously lucky, and my instructor is …. amazing at this stuff.

                Many current “Damascus” knives are made form factory-manufactured billets of patterned steel made by sintering and forging a built up mass of grains of several alloys. No folding, just one pass though a furnace and press. Meh.

                • RGR 4-78 says:

                  Back in the 60’s my oldest brother picked up a bunch of Damascus steel shotgun double barrels that had been replace by modern steel barrels.

                  He made several very nice stiletto’s out of 1 of the more messed up barrels, 1 of those even had an ivory handle that he had repurposed from something else. He still has most of the barrels, occasionally comes up with an old receiver and is able to match it up.

            • MI Ranger says:

              Slow Joe,
              It was actually the Muslim’s interaction with the Western World which surprisingly slowed their own progress. The Europeans were less advanced than their Muslim counterparts, but were more adventurous. They sought knowledge, the Muslims for their part sought to gather knowledge, but not so they could spread it, but to horde it. The Muslims felt the westerners were uncouth and intellectually challenged, and instead of instructing them and learning from their challenging way, they became insular. The church became more important than the rulers, and no new progress was allowed because it became heresy to question the works of those who came before or to introduce the works of “unclean”.
              That is why they failed to advance like the European Renaissance (which stole most of their work), and actually backtracked. Society became subservient to religion, instead of religion supporting society!

              • 11B-Mailclerk says:

                Slave cultures retard themselves. It is inevitable. They waste huge reserves of human capital, and the resultant police state eventually eats all but the top ranks, and often destroys them too when it all falls apart.

                Sparta and the Soviet Union both died of Slavery. Islamic culture that embraces slavery is no different.

    • Anonymous says:

      Vote Democrat and we can have that here for “social justice,” you know…

  2. ninja says:

    Ole Chuckie Boy said “I am voting against USMCA because it does not address climate change, the greatest threat facing the planet.”

    I have to ask.

    What Planet is Ole Chuckie Boy on?

    The last I heard was the greatest threat to our planet are astroids that could hit and destroy our planet.

    Or Aliens from other Planets who will try to take over Earth (The Martian From The Bugs Bunny Cartoon or Those Ancient Aliens Featured On The History Channel).

    😉😎

  3. OWB says:

    Good thing that it matters not whether he votes for it much less signs it. Guess he still hasn’t figured out that he is mostly irrelevant. Nut, he keeps yapping anyway, and spending those checks.

  4. 5th/77th FA says:

    Climate been changing down here all week. Mother Nature throwing out temp numbers like a winning powerball; 37,62,45,69,58…26. Spring is only 60 days away…or 2 more $400.00 heating bills. If I could harness the hot air coming from these idiots I could warm this 190 year old farmhouse real easy. I am yet to understand how taxing me more or restraining trade between neighbors is gonna change Mother Nature’s mind. There always has been and always will be “climate change.”

  5. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    As usual, the D-rats are all hat and no cattle, India needs to go on the list right next to China!

  6. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    We have a treaty about the US Marine Corps Association? Wow.

    (Grin)

  7. Doc Savage says:

    “Ol Chuckie knew full well there would be enough votes to pass the USMCA act even without his vote; But this allowed him the perfect moment to posture theatrically in front of the press and set his virtue signal power to bullshit level and proclaim :

    “I just couldn’t vote yes for it…it does not do enough to wrangle more money for the green sca….uh, saving the planet….see how much I care? Am I not a virtuous person? Dont you want to keep me in office?”

  8. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    I’m sure that the likes of Schoomah, Pelousy, et al have been taking massive donations from shell companies controlled by Foreign Interests for far too many years to even think of voting for the USMCA, remember how many textile mills used to be in the USA? Steel Mills idled as well as many other manufacturing facilities? I remember when manufacturing jobs were sent to Mexico via NAFTA and many other jobs exported to China via their status given to them by the “Blowjob Willie” Administration as Most Favored Nation Trade Partner and now look at what you buy that’s made there!

  9. Roh-Dog says:

    Chuck just wants us to pay double to heat and drive, but if you unwashed trogs would just put f**king solar panels on your doublewides and drive Teslas just MAYBE the Greatest Senator of Them All may just show us some mercy!
    Do it for the kids!!!
    What part of ‘ten years’ do you pickup truck with an NRA sticker on the back, belching smoke all over whilst driving to Hometown Buffet DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?!
    (jic you can’t tell: huuge /s)

  10. Ret_25X says:

    Climate Change is the second most ignorant religion on earth.

  11. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    As usual Senator Schumer looks at the facts and comes up with exactly the wrong answer. This trade deal should have nothing to do with climate change which should always be addressed with separate treaty agreements. Mexico as a developing nation simply can’t afford some of the levels of participation that Schumer and others would inflict on their economy and their people.

    As someone involved in operating at a senior management or ownership level of small businesses for most of my adult life one of the most interesting things about this USMCA agreement is the higher duty free amounts that can be put across the border in far less formal crossing parameters. That’s a direct benefit to small cross border businesses in the US and Canada and Mexico. This allows small enterprise entrepreneurs the chance to build an international name with shipping small items in smaller quantities.

    Anything that encourages the small business risk taker in any of these three nations benefits the nation far more than any large corporate cross border initiative. Large corporate cross border deals typically only benefit that corporations stock holders while doing little more than creating an instant trade deficit for the more successful nation, while often doing little to raise the standards of living for the average third world worker.

    Small businesses operate more to benefit their local owners and local workforce which in turn almost always benefits the local economy which in turn when done in numbers benefits the national economy.

    Corporate moves across the border often involve shutting down one location and moving it to another nation, which is great for shareholder returns but not so great for all of those displaced in the location that is now shuttered. Small business usually involves engaging a local partner across the border to share in the workload/product transfers benefitting both companies bottom line.

    For a party that claims to care about the little guy, the Democrats put on a daily show demonstrating just how beholden they are to large corporate interests.

    Schumer is just running his mouth for what he thinks is his base. It is not his base however, the climate change groupies who favor starvation over success are the fringe of the party. That’s not a winning strategy for 2020 in my limited view.

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