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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Japan backs USA in Red China trade war



Japan just agreed to buy all our surplus corn. This is its way of backing us in our trade war with Red China.

TeleTrader reported, "The United States and Japan have agreed a tentative trade deal, President Donald Trump said on Sunday.

"Japan will buy excess US corn under the terms of the deal, according to Trump. However, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that some work on the agreement's wording and context still had to be done. Media reported that it could be signed at the United Nations General Assembly to be held next month."

Abe is a U.S. ally but he also is has diplomatic relations with Red China and Iran. He is one of the best players on the world  stage.

He is backing the United States in general and President Donald John Trump in particular. Replacing Red China, in part, takes the farmers off President Trump's back with a re-election fight looming next year.

The Washington Times reported that President Trump said in an impromptu session with Abe,  "'We’ve been working on a deal with Japan for a long time."

Abe said, "We successfully reached consensus with regard to the core elements related to agricultural and industrial trade. We still have some remaining work that has to be done at the working level."

President Trump is taking on Red China and I believe Japan is not the only nation that wants him to succeed.

As timing is everything in politics and comedy, President Trump knew he had this deal heading into the G-7. This allowed him to slap tariffs on Red China ahead of the summit.

But remember, his tariff moves come with a deadline, which allows the tariffed nation time to avoid them. Tariffs are a negotiating tool.

The idea of a rogue president is a journalistic fantasy to help reporters cope with the reality that President Trump is doing a whale of a job.

28 comments:

  1. Japan buys a lot of soy as well.

    waterman

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  2. Still love that photo from a previous G-20 (?) where Frau Angela is leaning over the table threateningly, Mr. T has his arms folded and sitting, and Shinzo is standing there with an expression on his face like “Poor bitch is about to get Trumpenfreuded.”

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  3. CTH has been predicting a deal like this was set up and ready for a reveal :)

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  4. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/25/why-not-donald-trump-admits-second-thoughts-on-escalating-trade-fight-with-china/


    The agility is astounding.

    Life comes at you fast.

    Plant yourself and you sit there planted and slow.

    Not our MAGA President!!!!

    First thoughts, second thoughts, think again, then again, then again and find what works!!!!

    And the world of life as we experience it keeps on coming, fast.

    MAGA.

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  5. Can soybeans make ethanol? Just sayin'.

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    1. They can certainly make oil. Then again you can make oil from corn as well. I don't know. American farmers can grow anything you tell them to.

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    2. Diesel fuel was first made from vegetable oil.

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    3. any carbohydrate can be used to make ethanol.

      sugar, potato peels, rice straw, wheat, etc.. its more dependent on the ratio of lignin and cellulose.

      sugars and starch for ethanol.

      bark chips for methanol.

      of course, some materials make for more efficiency. even your classic corn mash has LOTS of added sugar. its all about feeding the yeast.

      waterman

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    4. and on oil, the Russians and Nazis discovered that sunflower oil was the best to keep automatic and crew served weapons functioning in extreme cold when the normal supply train stopped running.

      waterman

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    5. Corn won't grow at all on Rocky Top
      Dirt's too rocky by far
      That's why all the folks on Rocky Top
      Get their corn from a jar

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    6. Here in the Oregon Outback we're under construction for a major industrial plant to convert wood waste into jet fuel (RedRockBiofuels). Now if we could develop an efficient process to turn Kudzu into fuel, the south really could rise again!

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  6. Never knew traditional Japanese foods included much or any use of corn. I am guessing it will be used for feeding cattle. Glad they are willing buyers.

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    1. Traditional Japanese food doesn't use corn, but traditions can be augmented when necessary. In 1945 Japanese ag was devistated, it's ag sector couldn't feed the nation, and the U.S. shipped food to prevent starvation. The shipped food included dried corn; it's decent food, stores well, and the U.S. produced a lot of it. Inventive Japanese cooks devised palatable dishes using this corn. In 1979 I had a terrific corn soup in a restaurant in Iwaki City.

      About forty years after the war a Japanese friend told me that he was glad that the U.S. had provided the food to him (He was about nine in 1945.) But he'd have preferred that it not have been cattle food. He was surprised to learn that, at the same time, this hillbilly's mother was feeding him dried corn based food also.

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  7. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/duke-psychiatrist-trump-may-be-responsible-for-many-more-million-deaths-than-hitler-stalin-and-mao


    First thought reading this linked article:

    Lighten up, Francis!!!


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    1. Second thought - the psychiatrist needs a psychiatrist.

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    2. Third thought: he's the one under "red flag" who decides the SWAT team should hit your house because you're too crazy to own a gun.

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  8. Corn soup and corn ramen are popular in Japan

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  9. FWIW, Pres. Trump's threat to issue an executive order forcing American companies to withdraw from China has very little to do with the trade war. It's a message to Xi Jinping to leave Hong Kong alone. As a dictator, Xi needs to be reminded that the president of the United States has considerable power in his own hands.

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  10. I think --- the U.S.A. is getting better and better, every day in every way. Donald is the reason. He's unpredictably predictable.
    I'm very philosophical. I think, therefore I am --- very happy.

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  11. I'm surprised that Japan buys all that GMO and pesticide laden soy and corn from the United States.

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    1. Are you now ... and the point you are making is?

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    2. Communism always brings starvation. Worrying about GMO corn and other grains will be ridiculous. The "Socialists" in Venezuela would be proud to eat moldy corn. So, really, China has always had a real problem feeding people. Mao decided to starve a lot of them to death. Argentina ain't capable of feeding China. But that's okay....so, where will the food come from?

      China has a real problem. No one trusts them. Trump is tired of the outright patent theft. Interesting times ahead.

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  12. China has got to buy its food from somewhere, and there aren't that many nations out there that can provide for their demand. We'll always find more customers for food.

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  13. Trump sells US corn at a good price to Japan. Japan then sells corn to China at a markup. The shipping is direct. Abe and Trump do not want Chinese to starve. Of course, WHEN the corn is sold depends on how nice (or not) Trump and Abe feel.

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