Archive for america

Fourth of July everyday forever!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2012 by pictureplane

Click to enlarge (thats what she said)


Fuck yeah

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 12, 2012 by pictureplane

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 15, 2010 by pictureplane

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Media relations

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2010 by pictureplane

A man on the street gives an American reporter a brief and colourful history of the financial crisis and his frank opinion on a twee little segway piece.
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America’s third world economy

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 3, 2010 by pictureplane

It’s often said that America’s an uncompetitive economy—unable to produce stuff that satisfies global demand. Hence, a yawning current account deficit.

I’d say the reality’s harsher. America’s caught in a toxic, self-destructive relationship with the globe’s second most significant economy. In short, it’s making the worst trade in the world.

The worst trade in the world is this: America doesn’t export the stuff you might think a bellwether of the 21st century would—cutting edge assets, that power the global growth of emerging markets. Mostly, it exports industrial age raw materials and machines: literally plain old commodities. China finishes them up and “processes” them—and exports “consumer goods” right back to America. They’re the trinkets and toys that are piled high on the bleak exurban shelves in super sizes—and America’s pawned it’s future for them.

Consider America’s top exports to China. Leaving aside aircraft and soybeans (neither a sustainable basis for national advantage), America’s sole export of note is semiconductors. The rest? Plastics, steel, pulp, chemicals, copper, aluminum, engines, cotton—literally commodities. It’s hypercommoditized raw materials, of the lowest of value—literally just stuff, far from higher value goods or services. It’s not the picture of an economy humming with innovation, meaning, purpose—it’s the picture of a junkyard.

Consider, conversely, America’s top imports from China. Here (apart from one trade of enduring worth—America exports semiconductors, and imports back computers, creating and capturing the lion’s share of returns from a single high-value industry), the picture’s even bleaker. “Other—household goods”, toys, computer peripherals, apparel, footwear, TV’s. America put itself in hock for disposable, rapidly commoditizing, self-destructive, depreciating stuff, discount-rack junk—literally the lowest of low-grade “consumer goods”. Not assets that yield multiplying, long-run returns—the foundation of enduring, resilient, smart growth. It’s not the picture of an economy that’s investing in tomorrow: it’s the picture of Black Friday in a big-box store.

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from Bubble Generation

What leak?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2010 by pictureplane

CNN’s international edtion to the left and domestic web page to the right. Spot the difference.

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Are Syrians aliens too or something?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 10, 2010 by pictureplane

La la la, ha ha ha. This was all a great laugh until i saw the comments on the youtubes. Now i too am pleadian and wish to share the joy happy good times message with all the humons. Watch out for the EMP three days ago and the scary rocket launch that wasnt at all a plane. All heil santa!