Comment: You're a complete lunatic.

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You're a complete lunatic.

I accidentally found your message while searching something FTZ for the international business magazine I edit. Imagine my surprise when I found the DailyPaul in the search results. I'm a member of this community, and I felt it was worth pointing out a few things:

1) For a 65 year old man, you sure write like a teenage girl. (!!!!!)

2) Irony never gets old. In your post about FTZs! Communists! and how gullible we all are, you don't know the first thing about FTZs—because someone filled your head with a bunch of bullshit. I'm not inclined to agree with all things about our country's international trade, but when I read your post that Chinese commies were taking over I couldn't help but get annoyed at such idiocy trashing up this site. (The link you posted, by the way, was to a bunch of contacts at America's ports, to which FTZs are typically tethered. I've been calling them for weeks. No sight of a Chinese invasion.

So here's a brief re-education for you:

FTZs: Foreign Trade Zone — These are used by U.S. manufacturers that typically import components used in the final assembly of a product made her in America. To encourage exporting, the gov't allows importing these components and deferring the duties (taxes) on them when they are re-exported. So, essentially, if you import products for the US market you have to pay. If you export what you've imported, they'll let you keep the money. Again, I don't agree with all our global trade rules, but I can get on board with this one.

And dude, FTZs are not cities for Chinese. You should punch whoever told you that.