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(Zero Hedge)   Will the world's greatest economic power please step forward? Not so fast there, Uncle Sam   (zerohedge.com) divider line 24
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2014-04-06 05:42:18 AM  
9 votes:

cman: log_jammin: when I was a kid I would always hear "no wonder it broke. It says "made in japan! junk!"

when I was older I would hear "no wonder it broke. It says "made in Taiwan! junk!"

now "no wonder it broke. It says "made in China! junk!"

so what will be the next the next Asian country to make my cheap walmart junk? India?

Laos


Everything they make is Laosy.
2014-04-06 07:52:54 AM  
6 votes:

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: BigBurrito: Is that a photo or a render?  Some of the textures look a bit off, but if it's a photo, that huge building with what appear to be a ton of satellite dishes on the lower segment is very cool looking.  What is it?

CCTV offices. Architect Rem Koolhaas (OMA), who also did the Seattle Public Library, and many other intersting buildings.


One of the current starchitects. (not my word)

Portmanteau should require a licensing process.



I second this call for vocabulicensing.
2014-04-06 12:01:19 PM  
4 votes:

rubi_con_man: Here's a good question :

Take this "power index"

multiply it by the GDP

Then divide it by the Population ...

I wonder how that chart would look...

Now for each nation, take that value, and locate it on its own prosperity curve ... Let's look at figures above and below that on the same chart for each nation ...

hm... I wonder what that would look like


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2014-04-05 10:42:57 PM  
4 votes:
This blog has never actually been to that bubble that is china. Here is what china is like:

1.bp.blogspot.com

/Homer is Xi Xinping
//The dogs are the chinese (and dinner)
///He slope is the resistance that the whip overcomes...until the dogs eat you!
2014-04-06 10:53:37 AM  
2 votes:

Koodz: Forbidden Doughnut: Mugato: I thought everyone knew this. Go somewhere other than a gun store and try to find something not made in China. I mean you can do it but it'll take a few tries.

even my favorite Japanese wristwatch ( Casio G-shock) is now made in China....

/ build quality appears to be the same...although time will tell...

For Japanese watches there are kind of two tiers: mass-market stuff designed in Japan and manufactured in China or Thailand, and the good stuff manufactured in Japan, usually just for the domestic market.  If you're willing to spend around $400+ on a G-Shock or $1000 on a Seiko, you'll start seeing Made in Japan on them again.


I just tape a paystub and bank statement to my wrist to prove worth. I use my phone to check the time.
2014-04-06 10:03:46 AM  
2 votes:

Soonerpsycho: Thanks, Obama.

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Fareed Zakaria? Sounds Muslimy. I bet that book is some sort of Al Qaeda training manual.
2014-04-06 05:46:32 AM  
2 votes:

Ghastly: cman: log_jammin: when I was a kid I would always hear "no wonder it broke. It says "made in japan! junk!"

when I was older I would hear "no wonder it broke. It says "made in Taiwan! junk!"

now "no wonder it broke. It says "made in China! junk!"

so what will be the next the next Asian country to make my cheap walmart junk? India?

Laos

Everything they make is Laosy.


I hear thas Laos is in a state of chaos.
2014-04-06 04:22:23 AM  
2 votes:

itcamefromschenectady: themindiswatching: Mugato: I thought everyone knew this. Go somewhere other than a gun store and try to find something not made in China. I mean you can do it but it'll take a few tries.

My employer's products for the US market assembled in the US, at least.

/medical devices

My car was made in Canada.


Oh! I know the one. It was made by Sue's cousin Gordon.
2014-04-06 12:02:10 AM  
2 votes:
We could beat them if we weren't such pussies.

cdn.theatlanticcities.com

C'mon, slap a handkerchief over your face and get back to work!
2014-04-06 02:49:15 PM  
1 votes:
Communist China will kick 'murican butt within the next 10 to 20 years.   they have 3 to 4 times more of everything we have. and, unless they f*ck themselves over like we do, they can't help but end up at the top.
2014-04-06 02:16:31 PM  
1 votes:

whidbey: Well of course China is #1 economically.

They save a shiatload of money paying their workers shiat wages so rich people in the USA can buy them.

Sorry if that makes you mad, subby.


Actually low wages provided Chinese a much significant benefit: keeping people employed and building infrastructure even during times of belt-tightening.

There is this "take short term pain for long term gain" thing that happens in China. Great Leap Forward is a good example of this.
2014-04-06 01:58:07 PM  
1 votes:

offmymeds: Don't be ridiculous. Whoever heard of a hillbilly Buddhist?


Google has!


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2014-04-06 12:39:28 PM  
1 votes:
I'm surprised to read a zerohedge article that doesn't tell me to buy gold or prepare for the imminent market eximplosion from hypermegaflation.
2014-04-06 11:46:22 AM  
1 votes:

Monkeyhouse Zendo: BigBurrito: CCTV offices. Architect Rem Koolhaas (OMA), who also did the Seattle Public Library, and many other intersting buildings.


One of the current starchitects. (not my word)

Looks like someone gave his four year old a box of legos, scaled up the design and coated it with mirrors.


It's actually a fairly amazing library - the design is functional yet whimsical, and it brings an interesting flavor to the neighborhood. The only problem with the place is that it's easy to find your way to the top floor - just take the escalator all the way up - but the only elevator which will get you back down is hidden in an odd corner. There are people lost on the top floor that have been up there for years.
2014-04-06 10:10:01 AM  
1 votes:

cchris_39: Elect a socialist President then convince half the population that success is evil and corrupt and never earned and things like this eventually happen.

Spend whatever time is left suing each other because somebody got their feelings hurt and here we are.

mashable.com
2014-04-06 06:56:54 AM  
1 votes:

ColonelCathcart: This blog has never actually been to that bubble that is china. Here is what china is like:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 300x402]

/Homer is Xi Xinping
//The dogs are the chinese (and dinner)
///He slope is the resistance that the whip overcomes...until the dogs eat you!


SO much this. The chinese are experiencing the benefits of their own baby boom. Chinese boomers are "working age," and much like when we boomed here in America, that means a colossal, mobile workforce. In a decade China will be where we (US) are now: drowning in old boomers. When the massive generation shifts into retirement (read: dead weight), they'll cool down like US in the 90's-00's.

It's kind of like a snake eating a turtle; sure, he can stuff it in his mouth, and it feels good in his belly, but when it comes time to pass that farker, oh lordy...
2014-04-06 06:56:53 AM  
1 votes:

Mugato: I thought everyone knew this. Go somewhere other than a gun store and try to find something not made in China. I mean you can do it but it'll take a few tries.


It'll take a few tries if you're a moran who thinks that the definition of "manufacturing" is "making shiat to fill the shelves at Walmart," anyway.
2014-04-06 06:38:23 AM  
1 votes:

dj_bigbird: Russia is diversified? They're no different than Saudi Arabia, other than they have hotter women and it's colder. BBVA must be based in Colorado or Washington.


BBVA is from that bastion of economic well-being....Spain

And...Fark: From the somewhat explosive Basque region of Spain...I believe BBVA stands for "Banco Bilbao Vasco Autonomica"
2014-04-06 06:00:39 AM  
1 votes:

Methadone Girls: Yay!!!  Canada is number 12.

/We beat Australia
//my cousins live there.
///they brag about how awesome it is there.  I gotta have something


Baby seals don't want to kill you.
2014-04-06 05:30:57 AM  
1 votes:
when I was a kid I would always hear "no wonder it broke. It says "made in japan! junk!"

when I was older I would hear "no wonder it broke. It says "made in Taiwan! junk!"

now "no wonder it broke. It says "made in China! junk!"

so what will be the next the next Asian country to make my cheap walmart junk? India?
2014-04-06 04:43:45 AM  
1 votes:
"Marty, no wonder this circuit failed; it says 'Made in China'!"

"Whaddya mean, Doc? All the best stuff is made in China!"
2014-04-06 03:19:51 AM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: We could beat them if we weren't such pussies.

 

Yeah, I think I'm pretty happy letting China take lead in various manufacturing and refining areas.
2014-04-06 01:03:59 AM  
1 votes:

cman: Chinese people want TVs, phones, computers, and cars


Then why don't I see these slants at WalMart instead of my local Buddhist temple?
2014-04-05 10:07:19 PM  
1 votes:
Russia is diversified? They're no different than Saudi Arabia, other than they have hotter women and it's colder. BBVA must be based in Colorado or Washington.
 
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