Texas Gov. Rick Perry is convincing companies to move their operations from California to the Lone Star state. Accordingly, Japanese auto manufacturer, Toyota Corp., plans to transfer its U.S-based headquarters from a suburb of Los Angeles to Plano, Texas.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "Toyota delivered a surprise pink slip to California on Monday, announcing the company would move its U.S. headquarters and about 3,000 jobs from the Los Angeles suburbs to the outskirts of Dallas."
While visiting Manila, Philippines, President Barry Obama insisted that he has led brilliant foreign policy directives by touting Hillary Clinton's 'Reset on Russia' and 'Pivot to Asia.' He even claimed that he had "avoid errors" on the Benghazi terrrorist attack when radical Islamist jihadists killed four innocent Americans.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "President vigorously defended his foreign policy record Monday, arguing that his cautious approach to global problems has avoided the type of missteps that contributed to a "disastrous" decade of war for the United States."
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics, is praising French economist Thomas Piketty, who wrote in his best-selling book, Capital in the 21st Century, that the "wealthy oligarchs" must be taxed by the United Nations in order to share the wealth.
According to BBC News, "To halt this "drift toward oligarchy", Mr Piketty calls for new a progressive tax on capital - preferably a global one, to prevent wealth from being moved to low-tax nations."
CNN sought to cast Chicago Rahm Emanuel, a Democrat, in a "positive light" as the star of its 'ChicagoLand,' eight part documentary series, intended to showcase the Windy City as an allegedly corruption-free, low crime and prosperous city. Needless to say, CNN suffered from low viewer ratings.
Breitbart reports that, "The Chicago Tribune gained access to over 700 emails between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office and CNN. The emails detail a cozy relationship between the Democrat's office and the cable news network during the production of "Chicagoland," a low-rated eight-part cable series pitched to viewers as an unvarnished look at the city."
Ecuador President Rafael Correa is refusing to accept more funding from USAID, since they are required to utilize the funds to promote gay marriage acceptance in the predominantly Catholic country.
The Voice of Russia reports that, "In November, Correa's government said it was asking the US Agency for International Development to end operations in the country, accusing it of backing the opposition. USAID is to end operations in September when programs it is funding have run their course."
Anonymous hackers claim to be global Internet rebels, but allegedly they are just office employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
As reported by the Voice of Russia, "According to the new documents, an informant working for the FBI coordinated hundreds of cyber attacks overseas during a 2012 campaign, the New York Times reports. It remains unclear whether the FBI directly ordered the attacks."
President Barack Obama's pivot to failure on all things foreign policy continues on unabated. Japan is considered the closest ally to the United States in the Asia-Pacific' region, but Tokyo said, "sayanora" to signing a free trade deal with Washington in the near future.
Reuters reports that, "U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up a state visit to on Friday during which he assured America's ally that Washington would come to its defence, but failed to clinch a trade deal key his "pivot" to Asia and to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reforms."
BEIJING: China, India and Russia agree on a $30 billion oil pipeline deal in which Russian oil flows through Xinjiang in northwestern China and supplies Indian consumers.
OilPrice news reports that, "Russia is changing its energy export policy vector as strong demand for hydrocarbons in both in China and in India continues to grow. The recent unease in both the U.S. and Europe over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s March 17 annexation of Crimea has only added to Moscow’s efforts to diversify its markets beyond Europe."
BEIJING: Yes Virginia, the Lizard People do exist. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R.-Va.) is visiting China this week. The Dallas Blog made this unfortunate discovery on a subway when viewing Chinese TV news footage of Chinese leaders meeting a puny weakling American, who makes Famly Matters TV star, Steve Urkel, played by Barack Obama, look like a tough guy in comparison.
China Radio International reports that, "Cantor said the future of the United States is tied to the Asia-Pacific region and an ever growing U.S.-China relations. He vowed that the U.S. House of Representatives and its members will make efforts to promote the progress of bilateral ties, the two countries' common prosperity and people's friendship."