Category Archives: Outsourcing

March 11, 2014

BROTHER’S KEEPER: What if Mitt Romney’s Brother Asked Dinesh D’Souza for $1,000?

Bestselling author, academic, and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza joined Breitbart News Saturday’s live broadcast from CPAC on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 and explained the difference between him and President Obama is, “I am a third world guy who has embraced America, and, as I see it, he is an American-born guy who has adopted a third world ideology.”

D’Souza shared his thoughts with Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon and Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow. Marlow asked what D’Souza thought about Obama’s new My Brother’s Keeper initiative. The filmmaker had a story to tell that shed light on just how the President treated his real brother, George Obama. D’Souza recounted that he had interviewed George for his movie 2016: Obama’s America, which he shot in Kenya prior to the 2012 presidential election.

Right before the 2012 election was to occur, D’Souza received a phone call from Kenya. “I get a call, and I look at my phone, and it is from Kenya. Like, who’s calling me in Kenya? It’s George!” George explained to D’Souza that he had fathered an illegitimate child, who was a year and a half old, and asked if he could please have $1,000 for some emergency treatment that his child needed:

He’s like, “Dinesh, can you help me?”

I said, “How am I going to get you money?”

“Oh, it’s easy,” he said. “Western Union.”

I say, “Well, isn’t there someone else you can call?”

D’Souza sent George the $1,000. The fact that he did made him scratch his head. “So it ends up I’m funding George Obama’s family medical treatments, and his brother is the President… It’s bizarre.”

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July 2, 2013

GM now using taxpayer money to create jobs in Mexico

On Dec. 19, 2008, President Bush announced that as part of a bailout plan of U.S. automakers, General Motors would be receiving $9.4 billion in taxpayer funds. Unfortunately, GM has since decided to cut the jobs of 10,000 salaried U.S. workers, while investing heavily in their foreign operations.

On Wednesday, General Motors Co. (GM) announced that they were investing $691 million in Mexico, and while they acknowledged the expansion would bring many new jobs south of the border, they would not disclose the actual figure.

The Detroit News reported:

The Detroit-based automaker said it will spend $349 million for the new transmission plant in Silao; $131 million to expand its San Luis Potosi Complex transmission plant and to build lighter and smoother transmissions with better fuel economy, and $211 million to expand its Toluca complex. GM said it would provide details of its investment at Toluca at a later date.

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GM spokeswoman Katie McBride said the investments will include adding jobs, but the numbers won’t be announced until the projects are further along.

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June 28, 2013

U.S. Businessman Trapped By Chinese Workers Is Freed

Starnes, who is a co-owner of Florida-based Specialty Medical Supplies, had laid off part of the factory’s workforce and transferred their jobs to India, where he can pay workers lower wages, according to Bloomberg News. Some staffers had gotten severance pay, and the remaining workers started demanding severance too.


American Chip Starnes, co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies, spoke to the media Tuesday from a window at a factory on the outskirts of Beijing.

American businessman Chip Starnes finally left his factory in China on Thursday after he and a union negotiator worked out severance payments for Chinese employees.

Starnes had been stuck inside his medical supply parts factory since last Friday. That’s when workers, fearing they were all going to be laid off and that the company wasn’t going to compensate them fairly, blocked all of the exits out of the plant. Starnes couldn’t get out.

He told Nightly Business Report that the first few days of confinement were challenging, but the pressure was mostly psychological. “First couple of days were very, very tough. Nothing physical, more mental type stuff going on. Standing around you, anywhere you walk, 14, 16, 18 people following you.”

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May 22, 2013

Apple Gets the Abuse It Paid For

Senate Democrats hauled Apple, Inc. before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations today to ask why the company (legally) pays so little in taxes and keeps so much of its cash overseas (legally, again).

I love Apple products. But politically speaking, they’re playing the game–and getting the abuse they paid for.

In 2012, according to OpenSecrets.org, Apple employees gave nearly 73% of its contributions–to all federal candidates, not just for president–to Barack Obama. And that was the GOP’s best year with Apple donors.

In the past 22 years, Apple employees have given overwhelmingly to Democrats. Republicans barely figure.

It may come as a shock to some Apple employees that Democrats want to damage their company. Some Apple employees, however, might agree with their party–adopting the cognitive dissonance that characterizes so much of the left intelligentsia, which is faintly ashamed of its success but jealously guards its influence.

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March 16, 2013

Donald Trump: ‘Stupid people’ run America

Trump said it is sad that the U.S. system encourages non-European immigration while discouraging European immigrants who “study at our universities” and then upon graduation leave and take their training to other nations “that compete against us.”

“Our country is in very, very serious trouble,” Donald Trump told an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C. today.

“Likewise, the Republican Party is in serious trouble,” he added.

The outspoken real-estate mogul ticked off a list of concerns: The economy, illegal aliens, American Crossroads, Republicans and in particular the Obama administration.

“We’re run by either very foolish or very stupid people,” he said in his speech. “What’s going on in this country is unbelievable. Our country is a total mess, a total and complete mess, and what we need is leadership.”

Trump blasted the Karl Rove-founded super PAC American Crossroads and the failure of the candidates it backed last year.

“When you spend $400 million and it’s a failure, and you don’t have one victory, you know there’s something seriously, seriously wrong,” he said.

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January 21, 2013

‘Bob’ outsources tech job to China; watches cat videos at work

Developer at critical infrastructure firm outsourced job to China for a fraction of his six-figure salary, Verizon researcher finds.

Showing what can happen when companies don’t periodically review network logs, a software developer working for a large U.S. critical infrastructure company hired a Chinese firm to do his job so he could spend time surfing Reddit and watching cat videos.

Details of the 2012 incident, investigated by Verizon’s security services group, was recounted this week in a blog post by Verizon security researcher Andrew Valentine.

According to Valentine, Verizon was asked by the infrastructure company to investigate some strange activity in VPN logs for a network that was set up to let remote workers securely log into corporate networks.

Last May, the unidentified company’s IT security department started monitoring logs generated at their VPN concentrator and discovered an open and active VPN connection originating from Shenyang, China.

“This discovery greatly unnerved security personnel,” Valentine wrote. “They’re a U.S. critical infrastructure company, and it was an unauthorized VPN connection from China. The implications were severe and could not be overstated.”

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September 9, 2012

General Motors Is Headed For Bankruptcy — Again

In the 1960s, GM averaged a 48.3% share of the U.S. car and truck market. For the first 7 months of 2012, their market share was 18.0%, down from 20.0% for the same period in 2011. With a loss of market share comes a loss of relative cost-competitiveness. There is only so much market share that GM can lose before it would no longer have the resources to attempt to recover.

President Obama is proud of his bailout of General Motors. That’s good, because, if he wins a second term, he is probably going to have to bail GM out again. The company is once again losing market share, and it seems unable to develop products that are truly competitive in the U.S. market.

Right now, the federal government owns 500,000,000 shares of GM, or about 26% of the company. It would need to get about $53.00/share for these to break even on the bailout, but the stock closed at only $20.21/share on Tuesday. This left the government holding $10.1 billion worth of stock, and sitting on an unrealized loss of $16.4 billion.

Right now, the government’s GM stock is worth about 39% less than it was on November 17, 2010, when the company went public at $33.00/share. However, during the intervening time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen by almost 20%, so GM shares have lost 49% of their value relative to the Dow.

It’s doubtful that the Obama administration would attempt to sell off the government’s massive position in GM while the stock price is falling. It would be too embarrassing politically. Accordingly, if GM shares continue to decline, it is likely that Obama would ride the stock down to zero.

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August 21, 2012

WHAT is SCYTL & WHY Should You Be VERY, VERY Concerned? Goodbye ACORN hello SCYTL!

Forget the fact that Barack is once again providing jobs for people in another country; there are much bigger fish to fry in this story.

Finally, there seems to be growing concern about vote fraud. Over the last couple of months I have attended meetings about vote fraud and have become more alarmed that it may extend beyond our borders. See: Nov 2012 vote tabulation raising concerns like: True the Vote (http://www.truethevote.org/) and The King Street Patriots among others, have been reaching out to teach us what they have learned. Based on some of that information, and a suggestion in an email from The King Street Patriots, I decided to help some of my friends and family participate easily because many people are good at forwarding emails, but do not follow through… (See sample letter below).

Here’s another of those quiet, subtle, but very dangerous little stories that has somehow slipped past all the mainstream media outlets.

The United States of America has a brand new private VOTE COUNTING company that the Obama administration has personally handpicked.

The company is called Scytl and it is based in Michelle Obama’s most favorite vacation spot, Barcelona, Spain.

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July 23, 2012

‘Fruits’ of free trade by Pat Buchanan

Free trade, NAFTA, GATT, the WTO — what they all produced is a Magna Carta of the transnational corporation, which looks longingly to the end of nation-states and the arrival of world government. Did the Republican songbirds of globalization not understand this?

Mitt Romney is today the beneficiary of some desperate counsel from alarmed Republicans on how to escape the snare in which he has found himself.

Democrats are charging that Romney was still chairman and CEO of Bain Capital between 1999 and 2002, when the company was advising some of America’s premier outsourcers.

The facts are in dispute. But the evidence seems to be on the side of the Romney camp ­— that he did not run Bain after he went off to fix the Salt Lake City Olympics. Yet the matter raises a larger question.

What has the Republican Party got against outsourcing?

Did not the Republican Party come to the rescue of NAFTA and GATT when Bill Clinton cried for help in fighting off the wicked protectionists?

Did not the GOP foreign and economic policy elite endorse entry into a World Trade Organization where we have no veto and one vote?

The Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable and National Association of Manufacturers, all GOP allies, proclaim the right of U.S. corporations to move production out of America — to where taxes are lower, regulations lighter and labor cheaper.

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June 29, 2012

The Obama Administration is Training Offshore Foreign Workers to Take your Job

The fact they must train foreigners also shows offshore outsourcing has nothing to do about skills and everything to do with slave wages. There are plenty of Americans, right now, losing homes, who cannot make rent, who know how to program in Java! Add in the number of Americans who would love to be educated and trained in I.T. and software development, the numbers are assuredly above 500,000.

If this doesn’t get your blood boiling then you’re dead. The Obama administration is spending $36 million dollars to train foreign workers in foreign countries for skills needed to offshore outsource your job. I’m not making this up. $36 million dollars to educate foreign workers, when the U.S. unemployment rate is at crisis levels. Our government is paying for education, classes and training so foreigners can get the skills needed to do American jobs.

Despite President Obama’s pledge to retain more hi-tech jobs in the U.S., a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee has launched a $36 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia.

Following their training, the tech workers will be placed with outsourcing vendors in the region that provide offshore IT and business services to American companies looking to take advantage of the Asian subcontinent’s low labor costs.

Under director Rajiv Shah, the United States Agency for International Development will partner with private outsourcers in Sri Lanka to teach workers there advanced IT skills like Enterprise Java (Java EE) programming, as well as skills in business process outsourcing and call center support. USAID will also help the trainees brush up on their English language proficiency.

USAID is contributing about $10 million to the effort, while its private partners are investing roughly $26 million.

“To help fill workforce gaps in BPO and IT, USAID is teaming up with leading BPO and IT/English language training companies to establish professional IT and English skills development training centers,” the U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka, said in a statement posted Friday on its Web site.

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