"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Monday, April 30, 2012

Greece opens "Detention Camp"

Hundreds of thousands of illegal Muslim immigrants flood into Greece.

It is Election Day in Greece - With their heads on the chopping block the politicians finally respond to illegal Muslim immigration

  • Over 130,000 Muslim illegal aliens crossed into Greece last year
  • 21,000 people who crossed into Greece this year were Afghanis.
  • The far-right Golden Dawn Party which wants to deport all immigrants may pick up seats in the election.

Greece opened its first purpose-built detention center for illegal migrants on Sunday in Athens, a week before a national election where illegal immigration has emerged as a key issue.

About 130,000 immigrants cross the country's porous sea and land borders every year, the vast majority via Turkey, and the authorities are forced to release those who are arrested because of a lack of permanent housing.

With Greece in its fifth year of recession and worries over rising crime levels, illegal immigration has become a major issue in the run up of the May 6 election.
Illegal Muslim immigrants are seen through the fence
of a detention center in the village of Fylakio, on the
Greek-Turkish border.  (
Sakis Mitrolidis / AFP)

The once-obscure far-right Golden Dawn, which wants to deport all immigrants, is among the parties that has benefitted most from the mood among voters, and is expected to win its first seats in parliament.

Greece's ruling Socialist PASOK and conservative rival New Democracy parties have also pledged to crack down on immigration to try to win over voters.

On Sunday, the first 56 immigrants were brought to the Amygdaleza detention camp in western Athens, a police official said. Dozens more are expected at the camp in the next few days, which can house up to 1,000 people, the official said.

Amygdaleza is the first of about 50 camps that Greek officials say will be built by mid-2013. It consists of dozens of containers that were originally set up to house people hit by natural disasters such as earthquakes.

"We are sending a message in every direction that the country is not unfenced anymore," Civil Protection Minister Mihalis Chrysohoidis said at a rally in Athens.

(Reuters.com)        (Time.com)

The nations of Eastern Europe fought hard for their independence from the
oppressive Muslim Ottoman dictatorship.  Unless unlimited immigration is ended
the culture of nations like Greece would vanish from the earth. 

Muslims murder 21 Christians while at church

Another Islamist attack on Christians at church.
People assess damage from the bombing in Kaduna (AFP, Victor Ulasi)

Islamic Terrorism  -  The endless cold blooded murder of Christians while at church goes on and on.

Islamist gunmen attacked church services on a university campus Sunday in northern Nigeria, using small explosives to draw out and gun down panicking worshippers in an assault that killed at least 21 people, officials said.

The attackers targeted an old section of Bayero University’s campus, where religious groups use a theater and other areas to hold worship services, Kano state police spokesman Ibrahim Idris said.

The assault left many others seriously wounded, Idris said.

“By the time we responded, they entered [their] motorcycles and disappeared into the neighborhood,” he said.
Explosions and gunfire rocked Bayero University in the northern city of Kano, with witnesses reporting that two church services were targeted as they were being held on campus. 
One of the services was being held outdoors, while the second was inside a building, but with an overflow audience outside, witnesses said.
Abubakar Jibril, a spokesman for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency, said security forces refused to allow rescuers to enter the campus. Soldiers also turned away journalists from the university.
Andronicus Adeyemo, an official with the Nigerian Red Cross, said a canvass of local hospitals and morgues showed the attack killed at least 21 people. Several people suffered injuries, though the aid agency did not immediately have an exact figure, Mr. Adeyemo said.
In January, a coordinated assault on government buildings and other sites in Kano by Boko Haram killed at least 185 people. Since then, the sect has been blamed for attacking police stations and carrying out smaller assaults in the city.

(Atlanta Journal)

Two church services were targeted, witnesses said (AFP/File, Aminu Abubakar) 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

More land seizures in Israel

A Palestinian man being evicted from his home by Israeli police.
"The legislature acts against the trust reposed in them, when they endeavour to invade the property of the subject, and to make themselves, or any part of the community, masters, or arbitrary disposers of the lives, liberties or fortunes of the people".
John Locke

Property Rights  -  More families are having their homes taken from them.
  • "Thou shalt not steal," appears to be optional.
  • Be honest with yourself. Is it justice for an Israeli court to tell an Arab he does not own the home he is living in?
  • How can there be any hope of peace in the Middle East when people are being thrown out of their homes?

Personally I do not have a dog in the eternal Arab-Israeli land fight.  I just want both sides to shut the Hell up, treat each other with some respect and live in peace.  But I am a dreamer.

But it is fascinating to watch how people knee-jerk to the news. This last week yet more Arab families had their homes taken away from them by an Israeli court and were thrown into the streets.  Americans who call themselves "Conservatives" were happy to knee-jerk in favor of Israel.

That is the part I find interesting.  These so-called "Conservatives" should be on the side of property rights.  The right to hold private property is central to Conservatism.  But when the conversation turns to Muslim or Christian Arabs, suddenly "Conservatives" forget property rights in a rush to take sides with Israel.

This last week United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory Maxwell Gaylard condemned the eviction of Palestinian families in Beit Hanina Wednesday.
“Evictions of Palestinians from their homes and properties in occupied territory contravene international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention, and should cease," Gaylard said in a statement reported by the Jerusalem Post.
Arabs thrown out of their homes

Tensions rose in the normally quiet Beit Hanina neighborhood of east Jerusalem after an Arab family was evicted from its home on Wednesday morning, and a half dozen young activists from the Israel Land Fund moved into the house immediately afterwards.
Khaled Natche, his wife, Lubna, and their nine children were evicted after an eight-year legal battle found that the land was legally purchased by Jews.
The eviction of the Natche family is the first step toward creating a Jewish complex of 50 apartments in the predominantly Arab neighborhood, according to Israel Land Fund director Aryeh King. King said a Jewish man purchased two buildings in the neighborhood 35 years ago. The properties also belonged to Jewish residents prior to 1948, he said.

The court ordered the families to pay NIS 250,000 to the Israel Land Fund for damages resulting from the court case, but King promised to waive the debt if the families moved out voluntarily.
Natche refused to leave, and told The Jerusalem Post two weeks ago that he would never give up the keys to his home.
Natche said police arrived at his home at 9 a.m. and detained him for questioning at the Neveh Ya’acov police station for two hours.  While he was being questioned, officers removed the family members from the house and put their belongings in a truck. The eviction was completed without violence.
At noon, Natche sat in his car outside of his former home with his wife and four of his youngest children, and said he did not know where he would sleep that evening.
Video  -  'They give building permits to Jews but not to Arabs.'

“What can I do?” he asked. “I can’t do anything. These are the results of an occupying government, this is a mafia.”
Natche’s lawyer, Khalid Masalha, petitioned the Jerusalem District Court for a temporary injunction to stop the Jewish activists from moving into the home, but the petition was denied around 3 p.m.
The Israel Land Fund head hopes to build a Jewish neighborhood called “Nof Shmuel,” or View of Samuel, with 50 apartments. The name refers to the tomb of the Prophet Samuel north of Ramot, which is visible from the neighborhood.

(The Jerusalem Post)        (Global Post)

Israeli police arrest a young man.  His family was forced to hand over their home of 50 years to Jewish settlers in the Israeli annexed east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, on April 18, 2012.   (AFP/Getty Images)

Meet and visit the farm of Daoud Nassar.   "The Israelis want this whole area. Their plan is to force as many of us as possible to leave," said Palestinian Christian  Daoud Nassar, who is fighting to hold on to his family's farm in Nahalin that they have owned since 1916.  Visit Daoud's web-site at  "Friends of the Tent." 

THE FEDERALIST - "Do Arabs have Property Rights?"

The Return of "Yes, Prime Minister"

Yes, Prime Minister.
The late, great Sir Nigel Hawthorne, the late Paul Eddington and Derek Fowlds

Yes, Prime Minister is back . . . . but do fans want it?

  • The series is the Crown Jewel of British comedy.

The Minister is coming back.  As the owner of the complete DVD set I cannot wait, but I do fully expect to boooo at the screen.

Sometimes re-makes work.  But overall it is not wise to try and re-make a Casablanca, a I Love Lucy or a Twilight Zone.  Those shows are all snapshots in a certain time and place.  Trying to make them "modern" mostly does not work.
In any case, nearly a quarter of a century on, the much-lauded satirical sitcom Yes, Prime Minister is set to return to our screens for a new series seemingly based on the current Coalition government reports the UK Telegraph.
This time around the Rt. Hon Jim Hacker, previously played by the late Paul Eddington, will be confronting “the greatest economic crisis in a generation”.  To give the new series a further contemporary twist, Number 10 will also face issues over a Scottish referendum on independence and the possible collapse of the European Union.

Video  -  A clear conscience.  From "Yes, Prime Minister"

Filming is expected to start over the summer but executives have yet to finalize details of who will be cast in the roles of Hacker, his permanent secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby and Bernard Wooley, his famously obtuse principal private secretary.
Jane Rogerson, Director of Commissioning at UKTV, said: “The political landscape in Britain today is the perfect setting for Yes, Prime Minister to return.

Video  -  The Nuclear Button 

Yes, Minister, set principally in Jim Hacker’s private office within the fictional Department for Administrative Affairs, was first broadcast in 1980 and ran for four years.
Its sequel, Yes, Prime Minister began in 1986 and followed the beleaguered Hacker as he continued to clash with his civil servants on becoming Prime Minister.

Video  -  Government Policy Policy
If you have ever wondered what the Hell civil service hacks are talking about, then watch this video.

Sir Humphrey Appleby was played by the late Nigel Hawthorne, who died in 2001, and Derek Fowlds starred as Bernard. The series received huge critical acclaim and was even enjoyed by the then incumbent Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.
Writers Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay, who co-wrote the original series and were involved in its later stage production, were confirmed as being the authors of the new programs.  The six-part series is expected to be screened either at the end of this year or at the beginning of next, and will be filmed in front of a live audience in London.    (UK Telegraph)

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Rape of the Bill of Rights, Part XVII

BIG BROTHER   -   The bill is an "unprecedented, sweeping piece of legislation that would waive every single privacy law ever enacted in the name of cybersecurity."   - - - Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.)

  • A bi-partisan rape of the Constitution.
  • Do Republicans actually believe in anything????

The House on Thursday tore the Bill of Rights into small pieces and then pissed on what remained.  They went ahead and approved the controversial Big Brother cybersecurity legislation bill CISPA. 
In violation of the Bill of Rights, the government will get around the 4th Amendment by having multi-national corporations spy and gather information on you as agents for the Feds.
Members approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection (CISPA) act, H.R. 3523, in a 248-168 vote that split both parties somewhat. The bill was supported by 42 Democrats, while 28 Republicans opposed it.
The legislation allows the national security state to circumvent the Constitution and allow carte blanche surveillance of the internet  computer networks to private computers. Passage of CISPA is a milestone for the high-tech surveillance police state now going in place.

CISPA can no longer be called a cybersecurity bill at all. The government would be able to search information it collects under CISPA for the purposes of investigating American citizens with complete immunity from all privacy protections as long as they can claim someone committed a “cybersecurity crime”. Basically it says the 4th Amendment does not apply online, at all. Moreover, the government could do whatever it wants with the data as long as it can claim that someone was in danger of bodily harm.

(The Hill)

Obama invites Russian troops into U.S.

Have no fear, Obama has invited the Russians here

A military team of airborne troops from Russia will go to the U.S. in May for a joint anti-terror exercise, a Russian defense ministry official said.
The New York Daily News reports that a detachment from Russia's Airborne Assault Forces (AAF) will take part in the exercise between May 24-31 at Fort Carson, Colorado, said defence ministry spokesman Col. Alexander Kucherenko.
"This is the first time such an exercise is being held," he said.
"The AAF will contribute a special task group that will exercise with US special service weapons," he said.
The Russian group will arrive a week before the start of the drills, he added.
The exercises, which will mark the first time the respective country’s two airborne forces have held joint drills on U.S. territory, will revolve around the the “reconnaissance of imaginary terrorists’ camp and a raid,” and will also involve evacuations of the troops by helicopter.
The Russian soldiers will also be given access to U.S. special service weapons at Fort Carson.

(New York Daily News)

Communists steal farmland

Communist Land Confiscation.
Villagers confront Communist security personnel who came to seize their land in Van Giang district in the outskirts of Vietnam's capital Hanoi, April 24, 2012.

Communism in Action . . . . 

Seven Hour Siege  -  Several thousand security personnel in Vietnam move to take control of land from protesting villagers.

  • The Communists came with bulldozers to steal the land of farmers.
  • Communist police fired warning shots to keep the people at bay. 
  • Farmers resisted by throwing bricks, glass bottles, stones, and Molotov cocktails.

In one of the biggest land confrontations in Vietnam, about 2,000 Vietnamese villagers hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails on Tuesday at a larger group of armed security forces moving to seize their land in the outskirts of the capital Hanoi, witnesses said.
Backed by bulldozers, cranes, and excavators, more than 3,000 police and military personnel and unidentified men not in uniform moved in at the break of dawn to occupy 70 hectares (173 acres) of land in the district of Van Giang just east of Hanoi reports Radio Free Asia.
In the seven-hour siege, police fired warning shots to keep the people at bay while the farmers resisted the occupation by throwing bricks, glass bottles, stones, and Molotov cocktails, the witnesses said.

"Two thousand farmers from three villages of Van Giang District rallied and fought thousands of policemen and soldiers who came [to take] a 70-hectare area early in the morning," one resident of Xuan Quan village told RFA. "There were 3,000 or more [security forces]."
"We [told them] this is our land, we have not sold it and not yet taken [any] payments."
One villager said their crops were mostly destroyed. Ten residents from the Phung Cong and Xuan Quan villages were arrested. 

Local authorities want to take back the land for use in a satellite city development. 
The farmers said local authorities granted developer Viet Hung Co. Ltd. some 500 hectares (1,235 acres) of their land without conducting fair negotiations with their representatives.

The project was halted following a series of protests in 2006, but the farmers say development has since restarted.
All land in Communist Vietnam belongs to the state, and people only have the right to use it. Land expropriation has been linked to several high-profile incidents of unrest in recent years.
(Radio Free Asia)


First they come for your guns.

Then they come to re-distribute your private property.

Then they come to "re-educate" you into proper thinking.

Then they come for your orderly disposal.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

China buys New Zealand - The Road to Serfdom, Part XVII

The Road to Serfdom Series  -  New Zealand is becoming a "Food Colony" of Communist China

  • Chinese companies connected and interconnected with the Communist Party are buying up farmland, oil and mineral rights in nations all over the world.
  • The Chinese Food Colonies around the world do not put their harvest on the open market for all to purchase.  They are exported to China.

New Zealand's government has for the second time approved the contentious sale of 16 dairy farms to Communist Chinese "investors", despite objections from critics who say the country's prosperity could be jeopardized by such transactions.

The sale of farmland, the first to Chinese investors, has sparked vigorous debate in a country that is reliant on agriculture for much of its export earnings but which is also forging closer trade and tourism ties with China.

The sale was initially approved by the government in January but was contested in court by a consortium of local farmers and businessmen who hoped to buy the land themselves reports the Miami Herald.

Winston Peters, the leader of the anti-immigration New Zealand First party, said in a statement the sale was a "treachery and betrayal" of New Zealanders and part of a push by the center-right National Party-led government to sell off the country's assets and land.

The sale is to Shanghai Pengxin, which has said it will spend more than 200 million New Zealand dollars ($163 million) to buy and improve the 7,900 hectares (20,000 acres) of farmland.

Alan McDonald, a spokesman for the consortium opposing the deal, said it has one more legal appeal making its way through the court system and that the group is reviewing its legal options after the latest decision.

(Farmland Grab.org)

Slavery returns to Africa.
The corrupt government of Sierra Leone has sold nearly 20% of their nation to foreign investors.  The property rights of the locals are not respected.

Conditions at the foreign owned plantation are "near-slavery"

  • Foreigners buy up land from the corrupt government at rock bottom prices. 
  • There is no thought for the property rights of the local people.

From the UK Guardian  -  Alusine Kortu says he hasn't seen any big, new agricultural investments in the Bonthe district of southern Sierra Leone. But the local chief has heard rumours about large-scale land deals in other parts of the west African country – where estimates suggest nearly 20% of farmland has been snapped up by investors – and says he wants to be ready if and when companies come to his area.

A Corrupt Government forces the sale of private property to foreigners

Ten years after the end of civil war in Sierra Leone, the government is taking great pains to attract large-scale agribusiness investments, which it says will help boost exports and employment opportunities. But some local NGOs and civil society organisations argue the recent influx of investors has failed to deliver promised jobs and income to local communities.

Last week, Kortu joined more than 100 farmers and land rights activists from across the country in the capital, Freetown, for a national assembly of communities affected by so-called land grabs. Delegates at the conference, the first of its kind, urged the government to immediately review all recent land deals and institute new measures to balance the scales between rural communities and powerful foreign investors. The assembly also saw the launch of a new civil society watchdog to monitor agribusiness investments

Last March, Socfin SL, a subsidiary of the Belgian investment company Societe Financiere des Caoutchoucs (Socfin), secured a 50-year lease for 6,500 hectares of farmland in Malen chiefdom for an annual rent of $5 per hectare. Socfin is one of the world's largest plantation investors and a founding member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.

In a letter to local authorities in October 2011, the Malen Land Owners Association denounced working conditions at the foreign owned plantation as "near-slavery", with labourers earning just over $2 a day in temporary jobs. The association said arbitrary dismissals are common and that workers have been denied medical care.

Calling for a "peaceful resolution of the land crisis", the group said the annual payments of $5 per hectare were "unacceptable" and that local farmers have not been adequately compensated for valuable trees and plants destroyed in clearing the land.

(UK Guardian)


The Road to Serfdom Series

The world is moving toward a modern form of Neo-Serfdom where everyone works for the all-powerful State or businesses controlled by the State.  A world where individual property rights and economic freedom do not exist.  

FREEDOM IS VANISHING:   What happens when the major employers are owned by government backed investment groups, or your food comes from government owned farms, or your news is delivered by so-called "private" corporations but are in reality connected and interconnected to governments?

George Orwell had a name for it:  Big Brother.

Please check out other stories in our Serfdom series.

THE FEDERALIST - "Arab Food Colonies in Black Africa."

THE FEDERALIST - "Chinese colonization of New Zealand blocked."

THE FEDERALIST - "Chinese "Slavery" in Africa - The Road to Serfdom, Part XIV."

THE FEDERALIST - "Argentina fights Saudi Land Grab." 

THE FEDERALIST - "LAND GRAB: 160,000 people thrown off their land."

THE FEDERALIST - "China is buying up Argentina." 

THE FEDERALIST - "Corporations use Global Warming to steal land." 

THE FEDERALIST - "China wants to buy a huge chunk of Iceland"

THE FEDERALIST - "China to buy up Australian farmland"

THE FEDERALIST - "Brazil takes action to protect their farmlands from foreigners"

THE FEDERALIST - "Saudi Arabian "Food Colonies" in Argentina"

THE FEDERALIST - "China buys oil fields in Texas"

THE FEDERALIST - "America is committing suicide - The Road to Serfdom, Part IV"

THE FEDERALIST - "The Road to Serfdom, Part III"

THE FEDERALIST - "Benito Mussolini was right"

THE FEDERALIST - "The Road to Serfdom, Part II" 


Obama to make hard work illegal

Full-throated, red flag waving fucking Communism

  • Comrade Obama is having his Fellow Travelers issue rules that a child could not work on their own family farm.
  • 4-H and FFF would not be allowed to instruct the children of farmers.  Only unionized Federal Drone worker-bees would be able to teach.
  • No sane person could vote Democrat.

The Obama Marxist controlled Department of non-Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that not only violates the Bill of Rights' 10th Amendment, but would use child-labor laws to prevent children working on family farms, and prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land.
Under the new Stalinist rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.”
“Prohibited places of employment,” a Department press release read, “would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions.”
The insane new regulations, first proposed August 31 by Socialist Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, would also revoke the government’s approval of safety training and certification taught by independent groups like 4-H and FFA, replacing them instead with a 90-hour federal government training course reports the Daily Caller.
“I started showing sheep when I was four years old. I started with cattle around 8. It’s been very important. I learned a lot of responsibility being a farm kid," said Rossie Blinson, a 21-year-old college student from Buis Creek, N.C.
In Kansas, Cherokee County Farm Bureau president Jeff Clark was out in the field — literally on a tractor — when TheDC reached him. He said if Solis’s regulations are implemented, farming families’ labor losses from their children will only be part of the problem.
“Losing that work-ethic — it’s so hard to pick this up later in life,” Clark said. “There’s other ways to learn how to farm, but it’s so hard. You can learn so much more working on the farm when you’re 12, 13, 14 years old.”
Government apparatchiks will now oversee the business of local farming the same way Stalin did when he collectivized farms and “socialized” production at gunpoint in the Soviet Union. Resistance by farmers and peasants to Stalin’s efforts resulted in the government cutting off food rations, which resulted in widespread famine (the “terror-famine in Ukraine” killed around 12 million people) and millions were sent to forced labor camps.

The Marxist Labor Department’s effort to further erode the family farm falls on the heels of an unconstitutional executive order Obama issued last year establishing so-called rural councils.
In addition to attempting to micromanage – and run out of business – family farms through federal labor regulations, the government is trying to insert itself in the relationship between parents and their children.
The ongoing attacks on family farming are not merely misguided efforts by control freak bureaucrats. They are part of a larger “comprehensive plan of action” to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations to institute “sustainable development,” a philosophy designed to bring humanity under tight control of the global elite.

(The Daily Caller)

"Get down off that tractor son.  Comrade Obama says hard work might
make you a productive member of society.  Go inside and play video games."  

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Socialist Obama attacks job creating Wal-Mart

A Hugo Chavez Government in the U.S.
A Leftist Socialist Obama attack on businesses that dare to create jobs and wealth
  • 2000   -   In the year 2000 under a more pro-business Bill Clinton, zero cases were filed against American businesses regarding "bribery" in foreign nations.
  • 2010   -   Under Comrade Obama over two dozen cases against businesses were filed in a mafia-style shakedown.
  • Instead of using company money to create new jobs, Wal-Mart could pay hundreds of millions of dollars in legal expenses and penalties.

In a full-throated, red flag waving attack on capitalism, Comrade Obama's "Justice" Department is attacking dozens of companies on vague Federal charges of using bribery in foreign nations (yawn) to get their business started.

Oh horror of horrors!  Do you mean to tell me that bribery is needed in many nations to get things done?  Who would have thought it possible?  How will I manage to sleep tonight?

Never mind that every member of our Congress has their hand out for "legal bribe money" in the form of campaign contributions.  And that city halls and state government in the U.S. have a pay to play program for American businesses.

The Marxist Federal Justice Department is forcing Wal-Mart to take time away from their main job of creating jobs and wealth in order to defend itself regarding possible bribery campaign in Mexico.Wal-Mart could pay hundreds of millions of dollars in legal expenses and penalties.

To cover their asses, Wal-Mart said it was in the midst of a "worldwide review of our anti-corruption program" and had increased efforts to prevent corruption in Mexico. The Bentonville, Ark., company is looking into allegations that it engaged in a multiyear bribery campaign to build its business reports the Los Angeles Times.

The allegations come at a time when the Marxist Justice Department has been looking for business targets in a pretend "crack down" on foreign corruption.  It is really a Federal mafia-style shakedown of business. 

The Justice Department filed some two dozen cases against U.S. companies in 2010, compared with none a decade earlier.

"You have an incredible amount of legal challenges that are going to take part as a result of these failures," said James Post, a business management professor at Boston University. 

He said Wal-Mart also faces shareholder lawsuits, along with criminal charges and potential action by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Wal-Mart's Mexican subsidiary might have paid $24 million in bribes in order to speed the approval of new stores in Mexico, according to a report from the New York Times. Wal-Mart operates more than 2,000 locations in Mexico, its largest foreign presence.

The bribery allegations "will be used against the company by activists and companies when it attempts to open stores in the U.S. and abroad, and could make it more difficult to attract management talent in international markets," BMO Capital Markets analyst Wayne Hood said.

Enforcement of the law has become such a concern to business that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has lobbied for changes. It says that the law is vague and might discourage business.

Luis Tellez, head of the stock market in Mexico, defended Wal-Mart's performance. He said the retailer has met the market's financial reporting requirements and boosted the Mexican economy by creating jobs.

"Without doubt it has generated wealth in terms of work, wages for its employees and in terms of giving Mexican consumers shopping opportunities at low prices," Tellez said.

(Los Angeles Times)

A Wal-Mart Superstore in Mexico City.
The Socialist Democrats in the Obama regime have charged Wal-Mart and other companies with bribery in Mexico.  The Obama Beltway Marxists want to keep these companies tied up for years in ultra-expensive legal battles instead of letting them alone to create new jobs and wealth.