Thank you, yes, I was contemplating all that as well (IP theft), and was going to add some thoughts about that aspect at a later time, you beat me to itHey Pupster that was a good well thought out post you made above.
I agree we have to reorient out economy make corrections and train americans for the jobs we need here.
No country can allow themselves to become completely dependent on one source one country for our needs especially one that does not share our values and is no friend to us.
What I would add to your post is that china grew with the help of large scale theft of our ideas and research and development and continues to do that.
AMENAgree with Bushmaster belt tightening is needed by us and long term planning. It does not mean that other countries are our enemies but that we need to look to our own national interests.
I appreciate the rewording Bushmaster and agree with that statement. To be clear, I wasn't directing it at any specific member but this thread was making me very uncomfortable. Words can sometimes say more than we realise until after someone else reads or hears them.You are correct. Let me rephrase that. The chinese communist party hate us and want to destroy free people and dominate the world.