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Damn it America-China is kicking our butts!!

In Information-Interesting, postaweek2011, Uncategorized on March 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm

The information that I used for this blog was from a blog by John on 09/18/2010 titled “The Decline of a Super Power- Chinese Takeout and Takeover”, (Posted on e-Forwards.com/category/politics/)

He ends his blog with;

This message, if any, surely deserves forwarding, doesn’t it?

I agree with John. This is my version of  his blog with my own comments thrown in.

Here’s a HUGE reason why there is a slowdown and unemployment is so high:

E m m a   M a e r s k

The Emma Maersk, part of a Danish shipping line chartered to Wal Mart, is shown in these photos . What a ship….no wonder ‘Made in China ‘ is displacing North American made goods big time.This monster transports goods across the Pacific in just 5 days!! This is one of three ships presently in service, with another two ships commissioned to be completed in 2012..

These ships were commissioned by Wal-Mart to get all their goods and stuff from China . They hold an incredible 15,000 cartons and have a 207 foot deck beam!!  The full crew is just 13 people on a ship longer than a US Aircraft Carrier (which has a crew of 5,000). With it’s 207′ beam it is too big to fit through the Panama or Suez Canals ..It is strictly transpacific. Cruise speed: 31 knots.

The goods arrive 4 days before the typical container ship (18-20 knots) on a China -to- California  run. 91% of Wal-mart products are made in China . So this behemoth is hugely competitive even when carrying perishable goods.

The ship was built in five sections. The sections floated together and then welded. The command bridge is higher than a 10-story building and has 11 cargo crane rigs that can operate simultaneously unloading the entire ship in less than two hours.

Additional info:

Country of origin  Denmark.

Length – 1,302 ft

Width – 207 ft

Net cargo – 123,200 tons

Engine – 14 cylinders in-line diesel engine (110,000 BHP)

Cruise Speed – 31 knots

Cargo capacity – 15,000 TEU—- (1 TEU = 20 cubic feet)

Crew – 13 people !

First Trip – Sept. 08, 2006

Construction cost – US $145,000,000+

Silicone painting applied to the ship bottom reduces water resistance and saves 317,000 gallons of diesel per year.

Editorial Comment!

A recent documentary in late March, 2010 on the History Channel noted that all of these containers are shipped back to China , EMPTY. Yep, that’s right. We send nothing back on these ships. What does that tell you about the current financial state of this country? Just keep buying those imported goods (mostly gadgets) until you run out of money.

Now do you wonder what the cause of unemployment (maybe even your job) in the U.S. and Canada  might be????

Here are a couple of photos of “The Emma Maersk” being used by China.

I know that everything looks bad here and it is bad. Remember back in the old days when founder, Sam Walton was running the Wal-Marts company.Everything was made here in the good old U.S.A. No imports were allowed in his stores.(This is what I have heard for years so I just have to assume that it was true). Now it is about 90% imports. Quality is down, but the price is right. I can’t be to0 critical because I too shop a lot at Wal-Marts

Of the 535 members of congress, 237 of them are millionaires.I doubt if you see any of them in a Wal Mart Store.

And another thing to think about, is this! Those 237 millionaires that are in congress right now were NOT put there by millionaires. They only financed them…They were VOTED into congress by all 0f us “Wal- Mart people”. How about them apples?? We voted in the millionaires and so far, it seems, the only thing that they have done is to keep their top 2% income tax deduction alive and not much else!

Now, how do the millionaires fit into this blog? Well, they really don’t. They just have me so irritated in general that I wanted to pick on them.

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