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GE and China


By Jim Emerson, staff writer

General Electric sees China as the world’s fastest growing market  and will depend on cheap labor to keep its technological edge. They are able to work with the Chinese state run companies without the restrictions being placed on them by the EPA, OSHA and dealing with labor unions Not only are they selling out American workers they are helping a foreign military to catch up with the U.S. aerospace industry. This is the same company who’s Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt told American companies they need to hire more people. (2)

Dual use technologies

“Dual use” is a term referring to technologies that can be used for civilian and military applications. This is a hot topic when companies are doing business with the Chinese. In order for GE to engage in a joint venture with China’s state-run Aviation Industry Corp it must prove to the U.S. government that none of the technologies shared can be used cannot be used by the military.

Since China has a close relationship between the military and civilian sectors there are legitimate concerns of what the Chinese may learn from GE. What may seem innocent to the untrained eye can be used in deadly weapons. In 2004 china bought Boeing 737s by backward engineering the navigation system that had similar microchips used to guide American missiles and combat aircraft. The navigation system was duel use technology the Chinese should have never been allowed to receive.


Concerned that the Chinese may again benefit from dual use technologies congress have requested that the Pentagon technology security officials to meet with GE to discuss concerns with the joint venture with the Chinese and what technologies will be shared and how this could possibly benefit the People’s liberation Army.

GE insists that this venture does not involve any military technology, and has been interviewed earlier by the Pentagon, Commerce and State Department officials. Considering GE’s cozy relationship with the current administration Rep. J. Randy Forbes, VA expressed “The American people have the right to be appalled that one of their largest corporations is giving away our technological edge and a large segment of our jobs to our nation’s largest military and commercial competitor,” (1)

At least some people get it.

Further reading:

  1. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/31/inside-the-ring-918091775/?page=all#pagebreak
  2. http://www.ge.com/news/our_viewpoints/china.html

This Day in History: September 10, 1945 Vidkun Quisling was sentenced to death in Norway for collaborating with the Nazis. He was executed by firing squad.

Is Obama’s appointment of Immelt a backdoor way for Obama to pay his Chinese loan shark?

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

The Chinese have become Obama’s loan shark and it looks like he just gave them an “interest” payment.

Friday announcements from Barack Obama stir suspicions. We know he doesn’t work in America’s best interests and we know politicians use Fridays to announce news they would just as soon we didn’t hear, or at least not pay much attention to.

Sometimes Friday announcements are easy to spot smoke screens; sometimes, like this one, a bit of digging is necessary to get to the truth.

On Friday Obama announced Jeffery Immelt the CEO of General Electric will head some kind of mumbo jumbo “board” that will magically create private sector jobs.  

Obama’s steno pool (the media) dutifully reported this as a “gesture by the White House toward strengthening ties to business,” as if GE actually were “business” and not a coconspirator.

Why Immelt? Why GE?

 During 2008/2009 GEPAC “donated” $2.4 million to Democrats greasing every greedy Democrat hand they could find to pass Cap and Trade. In August 2009 a leaked GE executive’s Email gleefully spouted: “On climate change we were able to work closely with key authors of the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill, recently passed by the House of Representatives. If this bill is enacted into law it would benefit many GE businesses.”

What “…benefit many GE businesses” meant becomes clearer by following the paper trail of “donations” from GEPAC the lobbying arm of General Electric Corporation.

This message alludes to the deal struck between GE and the Democrats: GE pays up and  gets government contracts;  in return the Democrats  get 24×7 PR and damage control from GE’s media outlets NBC et al.

 Problems arise: problems solved

The failed Cap and Trade bill would have required the EPA to set new standards for greenhouse gas emissions for all engines used in new aircraft by December 12, 2012. And surprise, surprise GE is the ONLY company in America equipped to produce these engines in any meaningful quantities!

More than this, GE was handed a contract to sell 110,000 “smart meters” that will remotely “regulate” our use of electricity to American Electric Power. GE is building these “smart meters” with $75 million of our money.

Now with Cap and Trade dead Obama can use Executive Orders to see that General Electric can still build the EPA mandated engines, but do so in China. That way he can pay his “interest” to the Chinese and add a few jobs in America.

GE gets most of what it bought from the Democrats; the Chi-Coms gets some real jobs building/steal the technology for our airplane engines and smart meters and Obama gets a photo-op standing around a GE factory in upstate New York. And all the while we pay for the whole thing. This was what his steno pool calls a win-win week for Obama.  

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