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Either trade crosses borders or armies do

“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations…
entangling alliances with none”
– Thomas Jefferson

The knuckle-dragging Neanderthals of the Potomac Swamp have their hearts set on an escalating trade war. Centuries of human experience explain to anyone paying any attention at all exactly how this will work out.

Either the Trump team and the ossified congresscritters are idiots OR they want war.
There is no third choice.
Well, unless you count “They are idiots AND they want war” as a third choice.

Oh well. I can’t control it. I don’t endorse it. I am in the stands watching the show.

Every once in a while a particularly amusing bit shows up in the trash tussle of the stadium floor. The headline I saw this morning was one of those.

US demands China reconsider ‘catastrophic’ ban on importing foreign garbage & recyclables


You aren’t playing fair.
We are just banning, taxing, restricting things you make.
A ban on our garbage is …
well, we do produce it, but …
That’s just not the same…
That will hurt, ya see…
While our restrictions …
Uh,
are nicer????

In an effort to battle the “illegal foreign garbage” influx into China, last July China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it plans to ban imports of 24 types of solid waste materials, such as soda bottles, mixed paper, recycled steel and newsprint

Concerned over the massive impact the ban could have on the US economy, on Friday the US trade representative urged China to re-examine its decision.

“We request that China immediately halt implementation and revise these measures in a manner consistent with existing international standards for trade in scrap materials”

The USofA throwaway consumer culture with severe constipation.

I can see where that could be a problem.

Gee, we sure didn’t think of this one when we started the trade war…

Ya see, the wizards of wall street figured imports would get expensive, exports would get expensive, they could grandstand that they were “Doing Something”, while perfectly positioned to profit from each economic shift as they create them, and the poor schmucks on their way from middle class to poverty would be none the wiser as the trade war built into a shooting war “that nobody could have seen coming”.

This move… well, that is hitting below the belt. There is a form these things are supposed to follow. Those dang Chinese are not following the form.

Personally, I’m rooting for any team that is trying to avoid World War III.

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

– Albert Einstein