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Dale’s Observations For 2010-07-13

I guess the NAACP cut off the live web feed of their debate on the Tea Party resolution. Transparency! #

RT @libertypapers: Tweeting from my new BlackBerry Bold :-) | Blackberry, huh? Cool. How are things back in 2006? #

Whoopi Goldberg: Mel Gibson isn't RACIST racist. http://usat.me?99735 #

RT @daveweigel: My post at the Daily Dish about why Sullivan is wrong about Trig Palin: http://bit.ly/cY7NoN | Kudos for that. #

Legal expert Lindsay Lohan has no intention of going to jail, "has seen 'Chicago' several times" to develop strategy. http://bit.ly/duAx2Q #

NFIB's business optimism index falls 3.2 points to 89. 90% of small businesses plan no hiring. http://bit.ly/b5TKv7 #RecoverySummer #

The future is now: BMW announces two new motorcycles powered by a 1649cc inline-6 motor weighing only 250 pounds. WANT! http://bit.ly/b0A2fw #

More trouble for BP: Now senators want to know if BP had anything to do with the Lockerbie bomber's release. http://bit.ly/cCLbYf #

Dianne Feinstein comes out against California's marijuana legalization initiative. http://bit.ly/dtxaa3 #

Moody's downgrades Portugal; Greece raises $2.04 billion http://usat.me?39249234 #

Backlash grows against full-body scanners in airports http://usat.me?39243942 #

BP: well could be contained today if new cap works http://usat.me?99677 | Keeping fingers crossed. #

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5 Responses to Dale’s Observations For 2010-07-13

  • Is the end of “cheap labor” at hand ??

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Factory workers demanding better wages and working conditions are hastening the eventual end of an era of cheap costs that helped make southern coastal China the world’s factory floor.
    A series of strikes over the past two months have been a rude wakeup call for the many foreign companies that depend on China’s low costs to compete overseas, from makers of Christmas trees to manufacturers of gadgets like the iPad.
    Where once low-tech factories and scant wages were welcomed in a China eager to escape isolation and poverty, workers are now demanding a bigger share of the profits. The government, meanwhile, is pushing foreign companies to make investments in areas it believes will create greater wealth for China, like high technology.

    • There’s always Vietnam.  And then if you could open North Korea.

      Basically there’s no one we won’t deal with and rationalize it if they have cheap labor to offer.

  • The piece at the Lindsay Lohan link is really sad.   This belong in Bruce’s piece about “De Nile” (and delusion).
    Britney Spears must be feeling pretty good about herself about now.