Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Their Are Changes Coming down the Pike.....

You have to get a grip on yourselves my friends America as we have known it is almost out the window, please take a look at the below captioned information and you will see why we are losing our way of life and our jobs. When our jobs are gone we will have turned into a 3 world Nation. Yes a third world nation, since we will have no way of generating income you will see our infrastructure collapse under the weight of debt and the lack of funds to repair the damages. Please take your time and read carefully.

The Post  Office. Get ready to imagine a world without the post office.  They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to  sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the  minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every  day is junk mail and bills. The  Check. Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away  with checks by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year  to process checks. Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the  eventual demise of the check. This plays right into the death of the post  office. If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail,  the post office would absolutely go out of  business.  
3.   The  Newspaper. The younger generation simply doesn't read the  newspaper. They certainly don't subscribe to a daily delivered print edition.  That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man. As for reading the  paper online, get ready to pay for it. The rise in mobile Internet devices and  e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an  alliance. They have met with Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone companies  to develop a model for paid subscription  services.
4.   The  Book. You say you will never give up the physical book that  you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages. I said the same thing about  downloading music from I-Tunes. I wanted my hard copy CD. But I quickly  changed my mind when I discovered that I could get albums for half the price  without ever leaving home to get the latest music. The same thing will happen  with books. You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter  before you buy. And the price is less than half that of a real book. And think  of the convenience! Once you start flicking your fingers on the screen instead  of the book, you find that you are lost in the story, can't wait to see what  happens next, and you forget that you're holding a gadget instead of a  book.
5.   The Land Line  Telephone. Unless you have a large family and make a lot of  local calls, you don't need it anymore. Most people keep it simply because  they've always had it. But you are paying double charges for that extra  service. All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the  same cell provider for no charge against your  minutes.
6.   Music.  This is one of the saddest parts of the change story. The music industry is  dying a slow death. Not just because of illegal downloading. It's the lack of  innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like  to hear it. Greed and corruption is the problem. The record labels and the  radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing. Over 40% of the music  purchased today is "catalog items," meaning traditional music that the public  is familiar with. Older established artists. This is also true on the live  concert circuit. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further,  check out the book, "Appetite for Self-Destruction" by Steve Knopper, and the  video documentary, "Before the Music Dies."
7.   Television. Revenues  to the networks are down dramatically. Not just because of the economy. People  are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers. And they're playing  games and doing lots of other things that take up the time that used to be  spent watching TV. Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the  lowest common denominator. Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run  about every 4 minutes and 30 seconds. I say good riddance to most of it. It's  time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery. Let the people  choose what they want to watch online and through  Netflix.
8.   The "Things" That You  Own. Many of the very possessions that we used to own are  still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future. They may  simply reside in "the cloud." Today your computer has a hard drive and you  store your pictures, music, movies, and documents. Your software is on a CD or  DVD, and you can always re-install it if need be. But all of that is changing.  Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest "cloud  services." That means that when you turn on a computer, the Internet will be  built into the operating system. So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be  tied straight into the Internet. If you click an icon, it will open something  in the Internet cloud. If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud.  And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud  provider.
In  this virtual world, you can access your music or your books, or your whatever  from any laptop or handheld device. That's the good news. But, will you  actually own any of this "stuff" or will it all be able to disappear at any  moment in a big "Poof?" Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and  whimsical? It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo  album, grab a book from the shelf, or open up a CD case and pull out the  insert.
9.   Privacy. If there  ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically, it would be  privacy. That's gone. It's been gone for a long time anyway. There are cameras  on the street, in most of the buildings, and even built into your computer and  cell phone. But you can be sure that 24/7, "They" know who you are and where  you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google Street View. If you  buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles, and your ads will  change to reflect those habits. And "They" will try to get you to buy  something else. Again and again.
All you  will have that can't be changed are your  memories.
19  Facts About The De industrialization Of America That Will Blow Your  Mind....
The  United States is rapidly becoming the very first "post-industrial" nation on  the globe. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and  squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left them, but the pace  at which America is accomplishing this is absolutely amazing. It was America   that was at the forefront of the industrial revolution. It was America that  showed the world how to mass produce everything from automobiles to  televisions to airplanes. It was the great American manufacturing base that  crushed Germany and Japan in World War II.
But now we are witnessing  the de industrialization of America . Tens of thousands of factories have left  the United States in the past decade alone. Millions upon millions of  manufacturing jobs have been lost in the same time period. The United States   has become a nation that consumes everything in sight and yet produces  increasingly little. Do you know what our biggest export is today? Waste  paper. Yes, trash is the number one thing that we ship out to the rest of the  world as we voraciously blow our money on whatever the rest of the world wants  to sell to us. The United States has become bloated and spoiled and our  economy is now just a shadow of what it once was. Once upon a time America   could literally out produce the rest of the world combined. Today that is no  longer true, but Americans sure do consume more than anyone else in the world.  If the de industrialization of America continues at this current pace, what  possible kind of a future are we going to be leaving to our  children?
Any great nation throughout history has been great at making  things. So if the United States continues to allow its manufacturing base to  erode at a staggering pace how in the world can the U.S. continue to consider  itself to be a great nation? We have created the biggest debt bubble in the  history of the world in an effort to maintain a very high standard of living,  but the current state of affairs is not anywhere close to sustainable. Every  single month America goes into more debt and every single month America gets  poorer.
So what happens when the debt bubble pops?
The de  industrialization of the United States should be a top concern for every man,  woman and child in the country . But sadly, most Americans do not  have any idea what is going on around  them.
For  people like that, print this article and hand it to them. Perhaps what they  will read below will shock them badly enough to awaken them to the reality of  our plight....
The  following are 19 facts about the de industrialization of America that will  blow your mind....
#1 The United States  has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001. About 75 percent of those  factories employed over 500 people when they were still in  operation.
#2 Dell Inc., one of  America ' s largest manufacturers of computers, has announced  plans to dramatically expand its operations in China with an investment of  over $100 billion over the next decade.
#3 Dell has announced  that it will be closing its last large U.S. manufacturing facility in  Winston-Salem , North Carolina in November. Approximately 900 jobs will be  lost.
#4 In  2008, 1.2 billion cell phones were sold worldwide. So how many  of them were manufactured inside the United States ? Zero.
#5   According to a new  study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, if the U.S.   trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate, the U.S.   economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone.
#6   As of the end of  July, the U.S. trade deficit with China had risen 23 percent  compared to the same time period a year ago.
#7 The United States  has lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since October  2000.
#8 According to Tax  Notes, between 1999 and 2008 employment at the foreign  affiliates of U.S. parent companies increased an astounding 30 percent to 10.1  million. During that exact same time period, U.S. employment at American  multinational corporations declined 8 percent to 21.1 million.
#9   In  1959, manufacturing represented 28 percent of U.S. economic  output. In 2008, it represented 11.5 percent.
#10 Ford Motor Company  recently announced the closure of a factory that produces the Ford Ranger in  St. Paul , Minnesota . Approximately 750 good paying middle class jobs are  going to be lost because making Ford Rangers in Minnesota does not fit in with  Ford's new "global" manufacturing strategy.
#11 As of the end of  2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing.  The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing  was in 1941.
#12 In the United States   today, consumption accounts for 70 percent of GDP. Of this 70  percent, over half is spent on services.
#13 The United States  has lost a whopping 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year  2000.
#14 In  2001, the United States ranked fourth in the world in per  capita broadband Internet use. Today it ranks 15th.
#15 Manufacturing  employment in the U.S. computer industry is actually lower in  2010 than it was in 1975.
#16 Printed circuit  boards are used in tens of thousands of different products.  Asia now produces 84 percent of them worldwide.
#17 The United States  spends approximately $3.90 on Chinese goods for every $1 that the Chinese  spend on goods from the United States .
#18 One prominent  economist is projecting that the Chinese economy will be three  times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040.
#19 The U.S. Census  Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans are now living in  poverty and according to them that is the highest number of poor Americans in  the 51 years that records have been kept.
So how many tens of thousands  more factories do we need to lose before we do something about it?  How  many millions more Americans are going to become unemployed before we all  admit that we have a very, very serious problem on our hands?  How many  more trillions of dollars are going to leave the country before we realize  that we are losing wealth at a pace that is killing our economy? How  many once great manufacturing cities are going to become rotting war zones  like Detroit before we understand that we are committing national economic  suicide?  The de industrialization of America is a national crisis. It  needs to be treated like one.
 If  you disagree with the alarmist tone of this article, I have a direct  challenge for you. If anyone can explain how a de industrialized America has  any kind of viable economic future, please do so. I think it is  time we wake up....It's already almost to late   !!!


Anonymous said...

Why no mention of the corrupt unions that are causing all these manufactures to not be able to afford to operate here in the USA?

"Shady" said...

Fair enough, you are correct, I have slammed thhe corrupt unions in past post, however you are correct I'm saying the corrupt unions are also to blame, very much so.

Thanky you for your comments.