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Idaho to be first Chinese state

The Chinese will soon complete the purchase of a large chunk of land in Toledo, Ohio and then buy 30,000 acres in Idaho.

While we are debating about who should be the next president, China is buying land in the US and will be immune to our LAWS?! We export jobs to China and they bring them back in the form of slavery – our labor laws will have no effect. What’s next, the importation of tanks and soldiers to protect their investment?

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-boise/idaho-to-be-fi...

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-chinese-govern...

We need to question congress, soon!

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Lol

Has everyone forgotten that the Chinese govt buys our debt and insures the value of their currency? When we go down so do they. Doesn't matter if you have savings if they are based off of debt.

Why are you guys even considering the examiner a valid source of info? There is 0 editing, fact checking or background checking of sources or bloggers.

That being said I've known a lot of Chinese women and even more Singaporean women. I'd be happy to see more here.

The real issue though that I have is what kind of title are the Chinese getting? If they are getting lodial titles I don't like that because I can't get lodial titles, special rules are being made for them in that case. BTW they are getting ripped off, ag land is at an all time high price in the US and buying over 10 square miles of it is a dumb move until the market correction occurs. Also no one has even mentioned if this property has an easement on it. The whole thing might just be a tax dodge.

Bear in mind too If you come here the govt will only be bringing you here to strip you of your wealth. I've seen many a foreign CEOs fail to penetrate the market even with direct govt assistance.

yes, yes I did....

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The Chinese govt know the US

The Chinese govt know the US is acting irresponsibly by devaluing our currency which in turn impacts their economy. This is why they are doing what they need to to lessen the blow ....by becoming self sustaining. That is ultimately how you rise to power when you can support yourself and limit dependency on others.

I wouldn't confuse

Collecting vast energy reserves with becoming self sustaining. The Chinese devalue their currency with even bigger bailout ridiculousness and centralize their food production and population. They are a long way from sustainable. Communism is always undone by it's leadership and economic failings.

The only reason why China is not falling apart right now and a lot earlier is that we have an uncompetitive regulatory and tax environment and a reputation that makes the world over and a short lived production boom which by all appearances seems to be slowing. Even then, aren't they on the verge of a Jasmine revolution?

The young workers there seem pretty dissatisfied too. I think they have no intention of fighting for China and it would be a bad idea to militarize China externally. A trade war works for them until we can no longer police the world. Then they lose their own leverage.

Did you know that we have troops from Singapore in Idaho

at Mountain Home AFB, and in the near future will have troops from Saudi Arabia training there---it's all good--according to the governor!
http://www.ktvb.com/home/Mountain-Home-base-picked-to-host-S...

Building Inspectors and local governments

Looks like the ones around these areas are going to have a good opportunity to get 'lucky' if they so choose. ;)

donvino

Treasonous Western Governments (no longer legit)

It’s treasonous to allow foreigners to buy property. It’s very simple: they put a huge FOR SALE sign up for all the wealthy foreigners around the world to see. They look at it as a safe place to park their huge fortunes. They purchase vast amounts of property (land with houses, condos, commercial buildings etc.. often leaving these properties vacant) and drive up real estate prices so that the average citizen can no longer afford housing and winds up living in the streets.

Where I live you do not see foreigners (predominantly Asian) rummaging through dumpsters in the alleys looking for cans and bottles. It’s 2nd to 8th generation citizens, many whose parents and grand parents served in the wars. It’s an outright disgrace. Our governments are no longer legit.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix
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Hey yeah, let's prohibit

Hey yeah, let's prohibit people from neighboring states to buy land either - they just drive up prices "so that the average citizen can no longer afford housing and winds up living in the streets". Same with people from different counties. See the problem? Those who understand what liberty is all about have nothing against capitalist acts between consenting adults. And what about the local property owners? Why should they not be able to sell to the highest bidder? After all, it's their property, not yours, so neither you, I or any other non-owners should have a say as to who they sell it to.

marlow

"After all, it's their property, not yours,"

+1.... Interesting point.... I never looked at it that way but you are right. If private citizens of one country want to sell their land to a government of another country that's their right because it's their property.

Thanks for pointing that out. If all the private landowners in one state got together and wanted to sell all their property to the Chinese government they have every right to do so.

I stand corrected

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix
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Huntsman

I read that Jon Huntsman had a hand in China purchasing that land in Idaho.

Not sure of Huntsman's role...

but our governor "Butch" Otter thinks it is GREAT! You know...jobs n stuff. Feel free to contact him for answers: http://gov.idaho.gov/ourgov/contact.html Keep in mind, though, this is not a "new" story. The project has been in the works for months - at least.

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OH...

and the Grinch pushed through (while 'speaker') a bill that made HUGE portions of our breath-taking land "federal land." Doubt he's even seen what he handed over to the feds. :(

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This has been bouncing around

This has been bouncing around the internet for at least a year now(I think a couple years actually) and pops up everynow and then.
I have to question if its a true story as when I looked into it a couple months ago, I couldnt find anything concrete about it.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

The United States of America willand can sell land

to whom ever wants to buy land in the United States of America, does this show how desperate the USa has become in selling off land me thinks yes.

Bookmarked and bumped

thanks good find. This is what happens when a country is bankrupt, they sell the infrastructure. Great bargain prices now they will just have to eliminate the squatters. (sarcasm)
My prediction is that our food crops will all be sold to over seas countries dumping dollars and there will be food shortages in this country. Be sure to plant a garden this spring, good luck.

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Is this like Japan buying Wall Street in the 1980's?

Haven't read the articles yet - watching the debate.

BUT, the Chinese Government CANNOT create its own soveign state within our country! They can buy land, but they MUST FOLLOW OUR LAWS!!!

Yeah, just allowing them to buy up all our land is a HUGE PROBLEM; the same problem with open borders and the reason I part ways on that issue with Libertarians - it is a violation of MY PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS when they take over the country.

Land is NOT an INFINITE RESOURCE, and screwing Americans out of their Right to the Pursuit of Happiness by devaluing our currency and over-populating our land with outsiders is a violation of the Constitution because the ONLY ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO DEFEND US FROM SUCH FOREIGN ATTACKS ON OUR INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES. Sorry, the LINE MUST BE DRAWN SOMEWHERE - "Open Borders" DOES NOT create freedom for "Everyone;" no it actually ENSLAVES ALL OF US!

I may be a vegetarian, but I'll defend to the death my right to eat meat!

When you say you're against open borders

Does that mean you’re against all immigration, frankly I find that absurd. People moving back and forth providing services is very similar to the transfer of goods through trade; and the government shouldn't place unnecessary restrictions on such activities. Now I'm all for having a SECURE open border, where the immigrants are checked for criminal records, epidemics etc.; however I'm not for implementing isolationist policies and shutting down the entire border.

It is an enormous simplification to speak of the American mind. Every American has his own mind.

~Ludwig von Mises

but they don't have to follow our laws on their land

one, I guess you could take it as a right to privacy issue or something. Two, if it's in the contract, it is what it is. THey can do whatever they want on that land.

So I guess

some capitalists will be coming here, can we export our socialists over there?

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

Somebody already beating

Somebody already beating Romney to the "Baine Capital Plan".

A) Acquire distressed/bankrupt company
B) Try to fix it, if it cain't be fixed then
C) Sell off the assets

That's the way our capitalist system works, Right?

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We had better wake up or the Chinese will own the White House

Oh wait, they already do.

Hmmmm, that's odd...

I thought China was the first China state.

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Jumping Jelly Beans! China is

Jumping Jelly Beans! China is pulling a United States on the United States. The neocons ought to be happy.

Maybe it is just a form of tribute in that they are simply trying to be more like the United States and build some foreign bases spreading goodwill. All the neocons certainly would not want China to be isolationist now would they? The neocons are in favor of a policy of foreign intervention. They ought to be real happy.

Let it not be said that we did nothing.-Ron Paul
Stand up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone.-Sophia Magdalena Scholl

You've been buying Chinese #### from Walmart

for years and now everybody's crying "They're buying up our land" WTH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

you're an idiot

there's a big difference between Chinese products being shipped to the US for purchase and the Nation of China purchasing land to own in the US as sovereign land in our backyards.

As noBIGgov said, they could easily bring their own troops to occupy that land and protect it. It would be the equivalent of our bases everywhere in the world which has led to the hate and threat of terrorism we face today. So don't be an idiot.

yes, we have..

but having the Chinese government in our back yards - UNDER THEIR LAWS - does not seem a little SCARY to you?

Repeal the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and the 16th amendment - sound money for our communities and out of Washington, DC.
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Keystone Pipeline

Don't forget that a Canadian company with the help of our government critters wants to divide our nation in half, taking the fertile farmland of the Plains states - land that private individuals own. Land that would require the federal government to invoke eminent domain to give to a foreign corporation that may or may not sell their sandy oil to us.

hey don't blame the Chinese

we need to blame ourselves and our loving government that we the people keep re-electing !!

yeah who said we were blaming them?

I'm pissed that our elected officials would even consider this...