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Immelt’s Great Face Plant Forward
Power Line, by Scott Johnson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/12/2012 6:13:15 AM

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has a recurring daydream. In Friedman’s daydream the United States adopts the highly efficient Chinese Communist mode of government under the leadership of “a reasonably enlightened group of people” — such as Friedman finds the Chinese Communists to be. Friedman finds enlightenment among the Chinese Communists in their collective pursuit of “electric cars, solar power, energy efficiency, batteries, nuclear power and wind power.” GE chairman and chief executive officer Jeffrey Immelt sounds like an acolyte of Friedman, but Immelt at least has the cash nexus to excuse his deep thoughts.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 12/12/2012 6:21:29 AM     (No. 9060928)

I agree with Immelt on nuclear power, everything else, including his tenure at GE, not so much...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 12/12/2012 6:54:36 AM     (No. 9060965)

Unlimited power, for an unlimited time, granted by decree by and for Dear Leader Barack Obama - you know it´s what the Democrats really want.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/12/2012 7:08:01 AM     (No. 9060975)

China has the money to waste on green crap and a lot of it is development for exports. They don´t have a huge welfare system to fund over there and they get free billions on US interest payments. Money goes a lot further over there. It´s only going to cost a little over a billion to flatten 700 mountains. that wouldn´t even be enough here to get unions out of bed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: uno, 12/12/2012 7:18:11 AM     (No. 9060982)

Thanks for sharing Jeffy.
Now we know what you and your komrads really think!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kerryman, 12/12/2012 7:46:01 AM     (No. 9061011)

And Mussolini got the trains to run on time. Your point Mr. Immelt?

Semper Fi

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Reply 6 - Posted by: john56, 12/12/2012 7:59:37 AM     (No. 9061038)

Boss Immelt runs a protection/propaganda racket for Dear Leader(US) in NBCUniversal (of which he now owns only 49%), pays no US income taxes on his corporate monster, only jobs he adds are in China as they continually lay off and shed US jobs (I had one of those at one time) and grabs as much Obama stimulus cash as he can.

Who gives a flip for what he or yahoos like Friedman or the NY Times thinks.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Namma, 12/12/2012 9:17:32 AM     (No. 9061178)

nice..praises a government that killed 70 million people, force women to have abortions, allows baby girls to die in the gutter becaue they are not "useful to society"...wow what a guy...the only people who like communism are the ones who enforce the rules...that would be immelt

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/12/2012 9:34:22 AM     (No. 9061217)

under the leadership of “a reasonably enlightened group of people"...

Oh, so the self appointed elitests want to run things. Fine, the first time they create a problem, off to the Gallows...they will have proven they are NOT infalible.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: skedaddle, 12/12/2012 10:11:41 AM     (No. 9061319)

It would almost, almost be worth it to have a few years of real communism in the U.S. just to see these useful idiots lined up and sent to their reward like all communist regimes do when they first take power. And then the idle ghettos could be turned out to bust rocks for gravel roads and maybe build a big damn by hand - all time-honored communist work projects. My preference is for democracy loving people to take back our country but for now I´ll dream of teaching these fellow travelers and useful idiots a hard lesson.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jimmiet, 12/12/2012 10:14:36 AM     (No. 9061323)

Reasonably enlightened only killed 70 million. Alinsky said it would only take about 25 million American deaths. Can´t wait until they get get really enlightened.

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