China is seriously considering restricting rare earth exports to the US. Why is that important?

One week ago, President Xi and Vice Premier Liu He, China’s top trade negotiator, visited a rare earth metals mine in Jiangxi province. This has led to the rumor that China is seriously considering restricting rare earth exports to the US. China may also take other countermeasures in the future. The trade negotiations between U.S. and China got a lot more serious. It extends far beyond tariffs and intellectual property, it now involves strategic materials.

The first thing we must realize is that rare earth metals are not all that rare. They are a thousand times or more abundant than gold or platinum in the earth crust and easy to mine, but a little more difficult to refine. Thorium and Uranium will  also be mined at the same time as the rare earth metals since they appear together in the ore.

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U.S. used to be the major supplier of rare earth metals, which was fine up to around 1984. Then the U.S. regulators determined that Uranium and Thorium contained in the ore made the ore radioactive, so they decided to make rare earth metal ore subject to nuclear regulations with all what that meant for record keeping and control. This made mining in the U.S. unprofitable so in 2001 the last domestic mine closed down. China had no such scruples, such as human and environmental concerns, so they took over the rare earth metals mining and in 2010 controlled over 95% of the world supply, which was according to their long term plan of controlling the world by 2025.

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The U.S. used to have a strategic reserve of rare earth metals, but that was sold off in 1998 as being no longer cost effective or necessary. Two years later the one U.S. rare earth metals mine that used to supply nearly the whole world, the Mountain Pass Mine in California closed down, together with its refining capacity. From that day all rare earth metals were imported. In 2010 it started up again together with the refining capacity but went bankrupt in 2015, closed down the refining but continued selling ore to China. They just announced they will start up refining again late 2020. Meanwhile China is slapping on a 25% import tariff on imported ore starting July 1. Rare earth metals may be in short supply for a while.

So, why is this important? Just take a look at all the uses for rare earth metals. The most sought after pays all the cost of mining and refining, and the rest are readily available at nominal cost.

The Chinese almost got away with it, and that is but one reason the trade negotiations are so complicated and hard fought, but necessary. Donald Trump fights for reciprocity and fair competition.

If you care about climate change, vote Republican!

The Climate change pace in this plot

shows voting this fall means a lot.

No original sin

if Republicans win

since temperatures will be less hot.

From Wattsupwiththat.com comes this interesting plot: (Thanks, David Middleton)avid Middleton)

From this we can see that the global temperature changes according to hadcrut4gl are:

During the presidency of George H W Bush temperatures fell by 0.20 C/decade

During the presidency of Bill Clinton temperatures rose by 0.26 C/decade

During the presidency of George W Bush temperatures fell by 0.04 C/decade

During the presidency of Barack H Obama temperatures rose by 0.42 C/decade

So far , during the Presidency of Donald J Trump global temperatures have receded 0.24 C.

It seems the hot air has gone out of Washington.

Any questions?

 

 

Who rebuked David Duke and who flew the rebel flag?

How racist was once David Duke?

Yes,  Trump gave resounding rebuke.

But Bill Clinton, Al Gore

showed their symbols galore.

Their rebel flag flown was no fluke.

In a 1991 CNN interview, Donald Trump remarked that he hated seeing support for David Duke because it shows there’s a lot of “anger” and “hostility in this country” and said President George H.W. Bush “had to come out against him.”

On the other hand this was Bill Clinton and Al Gore’s campaign flag in 1992

Who is the racist?

It is true the flag was not official Clinton campaign material. It was only used in the Southern states, and so they could deny any connection, even knowing about it in the Northern states, Targeted marketing.

There she lies! Hillary Clinton commencement speech at Wellesley College, a Limerick.

Was Nixon impeached, or was Bill?

No, Nixon resigned, showed good will.

But Bill Clinton, unshamed

was impeached in the end,

and Hillary is an old shrill.

“We were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice, after firing the person running the investigation into him at the Department of Justice,” Clinton said at her commencement speech, discussing the sentiment on campus the year that she graduated from Wellesley College.

How many lies has Hillary Clinton told? They are too numerous to count.

Clinton and Sessions, Trump and Comey. Which firing was worse? A Limerick.

Was firing of Comey Nixonian?

And firing of Sessions Clintonian?

Both were Hillary’s fault

from her vicious assault

on truth, life and freedom: Hillaryian.

The comparison of firing of special prosecutor Archibald Fox with the firing of FBI director Comey is far fetched at best. Archibald Fox had one job: to investigate Nixon and was hot on his trail when he was fired.  Comey was FBI director and had hundreds of investigations, none of which he personally led and which continued unchanged after he was fired.

Bill Clinton on the other hand fired Bill Sessions after trumped up, but true ethics violations such as taking personal trips on FBI air-planes  and having a 10,000 dollar fence installed around his house for personal protection, all on taxpayers dime. The real reason for the firing of Sessions was that he was investigating Bill’s and Hillary’s multiple criminal acts left over from their time in Arkansas. A short time before somebody from the White House (Hillary?) had requested all FBI files on their political opponents and not fully reliable friends, and got the complete dossiers from A to F, but then somebody leaked the information and they stopped their “mistake” . Sessions was fired and the next day Vincent Foster was found dead, ruled suicide. He was to have testified before congress a few days later about Hillary’s Rose Law Firm’s records, among other things. Bill Clinton had another candidate ready for the FBI job, Louis Freeh, more to his liking. He would know better than to look for the skeletons in the Clintons’ closets.

No comparison can be made with Trump’s firing of Comey, except that they were both sudden and expected. Comey had usurped authority by taking it on himself to exonerate Hillary Clinton on the e-mail scandal, a job that only the deputy attorney General or the AG herself could do. In addition he failed to investigate numerous crimes, such as Fast and Furious, IRS, national security leaks, too name a few. His firing was necessary to restore confidence in FBI.

Clinton fires Sessions, Trump fires Comey, no dead body this time, a Limerick

Bill Clinton gave Sessions the boot

the press didn’t care, not a hoot

Vincent Foster did die

the next day, you ask why?

Poor Hillary needed more loot.

To be fair, the person Bill Clinton did fire was William Sessions, not to be confused with Jeff Sessions.

In its 109-year history, only one F.B.I. director had been fired — until Tuesday, when President Trump fired James B. Comey. July 19, 1993, President Bill Clinton fired William S. Sessions, who had been nominated to the post by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. Mr. Clinton said his attorney general, Janet Reno, reviewed Mr. Sessions’s leadership and concluded “in no uncertain terms that he can no longer effectively lead the bureau.”Mr. Sessions had been cited for ethical lapses, including taking free trips on F.B.I. aircraft.

At least with President Trump firing James Comey there are no dead bodies showing up in its wake. The case of Vincent Foster is still very suspicious.

Vincent Foster: Died: July 20, 1993

Found dead in Ft. Marcy Park in Washington, DC, of a supposed suicide by gunshot. A suicide note was supposedly found a few days later, torn into several pieces, in his briefcase, after his office had been entered by White House staff and materials removed. The “suicide” note, (leaked despite official efforts to keep it from view) has since been revealed to be a forgery.

The gun which he supposedly used to kill himself was reported to be still in his hand, but the person who first found the body reports that there was no gun at that time. Many irregularities surround the death and the investigation of it. For one thing, neither Foster’s fingerprints or blood were on the gun he supposedly inserted into his mouth and fired. There was no blood on Foster’s hands.

Foster was also from Hope, Ark., like Clinton, and also worked for the Rose Law firm. Foster had intimate knowledge of the Clintons’ personal finances. Foster was involved in an investigation of their finances, and reportedly made a phone call to Hillary Clinton, in Los Angeles, just hours before his death. Foster had been called to testify to Congress about the records Hillary refused to turn over. Another possible motive for the murder relates to the Clinton Presidential Blind Trust, being prepared by Foster, but six months late. Testimony during the Whitewater hearings suggests the trust was fraudulent, with the Clintons retaining control over much of their finances, in order to profits from inside information.

Recently, the signed report of M.E. Dr. Donald Haut was uncovered at the National Archives, proving that Foster had a previously unreported gunshot wound to his neck.

Finally, an FBI memo surfaced dated the day after the date of the official autopsy, in which the pathologist informed the FBI that there was NO exit wound.

The Wikileaks tells us of the Clinton Crime Syndicate. A Limerick.

The Wikileaks tells us of cons:

The Clintons as mafia Dons

Pay for play is their right

and wet works in the night.

Vote Trump, for they must be begones.

The sheer number of lies from the Clintons and their associates, so far mostly from John Podesta, is staggering, and Wikileaks clearly tells of the compliant media repeating them, since mainstream media is shown to be an arm of the Clinton crime syndicate.  http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/the-real-reason-mainstream-media-protect-hillary/

The Clinton Foundation is a scam, exhibit 1 is the shameful exploitation of the Haitian earthquake, where you have to be a Friend of Bill or a brother of Hillary to participate in dividing the loot. Real help to the Haitians were between  5 and 20%, no more, about 38% was spent on salaries, and near 50% on “other”, such as Bills extravagant travels and other expenses.  https://lenbilen.com/2016/10/03/the-scam-that-is-the-clinton-foundation-a-limerick/

Besides enabling the sale of (for a speaking engagement and a large donation to the Clinton Foundation) 20% of our Uranium reserves to the Russians, the KGB term “wet works” (which means assassination of an important person) was mentioned 4 days before the untimely death of supreme court justice Antonin Scalia. https://lenbilen.com/2016/10/14/wet-works-in-wikileaks-document-dump-the-plot-thickens/